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Dsad Daily Auction Recap

 Mark As Read    

The Recap today will be from the July 30th list. I will hopefully catch up tomorrow by doing the Recap for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I have had an interesting week. I was back east for like 28 hours for work. Had a great time but it threw off my hours and days in my brain. I guess Shane had the same problem. I have been so busy with work and the...

Domain Shane 28 minutes ago

Your gateway to tomorrow : The future, as seen 32 years ago from a Bell System ad

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I was recently reading through the 50th anniversary issue of Newsweek, published in the spring of 1983, that I found in my dad's library. The articles spanned the events during the half century predating the issue, and are both educating and entertaining. Posting scans of automotive ads alone would be fun, but for now I'm […]

Acro.net 8 hours, 12 min ago

DomainX 2015 is Sold Out

 Mark As Read    

DomainX is taking place in Bangalore, India next week. The first DomainX event was held last year, and over 400 people attended. Deepak Daftari shared quite a bit of information in his conference recap, and it was clear that the event was a major success. This year, the event was announced far in advance, and I heard that there was going to be a bi...

Domain Investing 8 hours, 40 min ago

Mobile Now Accounts for Close to Half of China’s Retail eCommerce Sales

 Mark As Read    

A new report from eMarketer.com shows that China is far more mobile than the U.S. when it comes to ecommerce. Over 87% of all users in China regularly access the Internet with a mobile phone vs 74.6% in the U.S. From the report: This estimate puts retail mcommerce sales in China at nearly 450% of […]

The Domains 11 hours, 18 min ago

Some Q2 Domain Acquisitions

 Mark As Read    

It was sloooooow, particularly compared to Q1 acquisitions. The primary reasons include (1) I consistently got outbid, and (2) my day job was crushing me, so I didn't take the time to focus nearly as much on domains. Below is a sample of my acquisitions from the second quarter of this year. Handful of CCC.com Domains Including a few NLL.com which I...

Domain Shane 11 hours, 26 min ago

Tokyo Police Arrest Mark Karpeles of Bitcoin Exchange Mt.Gox

 Mark As Read    

Mark Karpeles the former CEO of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has been arrested in Tokyo. In a statement, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police said that they believed 30-year-old French national Karpeles had “unjustly inflated the balance” of an account in his name by manipulating Mt. Gox transaction records. “He created false information that $1 million had [...

The Domains 11 hours, 46 min ago

Money Back Offer on Dirty Domains - Free Chinese Domaining Class - Entire TLD Up for Sale

 Mark As Read    

It has been a busy week making preparations for our trip to India to cover next week's DomainX conference.. As a result I didn't get a chance to share a few interesting items that came across my desk, so we wanted to do that this weekend before heading overseas.

DNJournal 11 hours, 55 min ago

Shocker : Domain industry controlled by the illuminati, says insider

 Mark As Read    

The domain industry is up in arms, as revelations about its very core have made the news. According to investigative resources, domain corporations, registrars, registries and ICANN itself, is controlled by the Illuminati – an elite group of enlightened brotherhood officials that dictates the course of things in domaining. "It could not have ...

DomainGang 12 hours, 49 min ago

Some Reported Sales Are Bogus

 Mark As Read    

Yesterday Theo Develegas from Acroplex wrote a blog post about how some reported sales from GoDaddy are bogus and never actually completed. Rather than writing a long reply in the comments section of his blog I thought I would cover the topic in an article. I will discuss how data is collected from each venue and the issues faced with each one. I w...

NameBio Blog 13 hours, 20 min ago

Peach State Media : Web development for WordPress and beyond

 Mark As Read    

It's the month of August, and summer is the season for lovely peaches, particularly the Georgia kind. Peach State Media LLC is a web development studio, headquartered in beautiful Georgia. Founded and owned by Georgia native, Charlotte Gilbert, the freelance web design studio offers its services locally, nationally and beyond. Charlotte is a domain...

DomainGang 15 hours, 15 min ago

My Video Poker Story

 Mark As Read    

Around 15 years ago (when I was somewhere between 18-21) I went on a Caribbean cruise with my family. I've since been on several cruises, and one of my favorite aspects of a cruise is gambling in the Royal Caribbean casino. Before I got into playing blackjack, I played double down video poker in the casino. As I recall, you could play between one a...

Domain Investing 17 hours, 7 min ago

Fed Court of Appeals Affirms Dismal Of Name.Space’s Claim Against ICANN’s New gTlD Program

 Mark As Read    

The United States' Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the dismissal of antitrust and other claims against ICANN made by a company called name.space, related to ICANN's new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) Program, in an opinion published today In 2013, a federal district court dismissed all of name.space's claims, and today the Ninth [̷...

The Domains 20 hours, 44 min ago

Go Daddy Founder Bob Parson’s Son Arrested on Domestic Violence

 Mark As Read    

In what is a very disturbing story the son of Go Daddy founder Bob Parsons was arrested on domestic violence charges. Fox10Phoenix reported: The son of GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons is being accused of strangling and hitting his girlfriend in his Scottsdale home. Robert Sean Parsons turned himself into police and has been charged with […]

The Domains 20 hours, 44 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Saturday, August 1st 2015

 Mark As Read    

Only on Domain Shane is it August 1st twice.  I got a little jet lag and made yesterday August 1st and we're going to celebrate it again today.  Most of my names on the list from yesterday were actually for today so you'll see them again today plus a few extra.  And I didn't push up the value of any names yesterday because I was off a day so You're...

Domain Shane 21 hours, 45 min ago

$83k in Sales on July 31st – ConvergeNow.com sold for $6,000 – Daily Market Report

 Mark As Read    

Sedo had the top sale of the day for two days in a row. The top sale of the day was convergenow.com which sold for $6,000. NameBio recorded 129 sales for a total of $83,062 with an average sale price of $644. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 28% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount decreased by 27%. Sales With Hist...

NameBio Blog 23 hours, 13 min ago

Time to Say Goodbye to GoDaddy Discount Codes…

 Mark As Read    

… for now, at least. Unfortunately, GoDaddy is no longer being generous with coupons. Only managed to find two and even those might only work for new accounts rather than existing ones. Oh well, c'est la vie. Perhaps later on, GoDaddy will decide to once again offer discount codes. No idea. For now, here are the two

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

NABP Stresses Need for Accountability in Enforcing Internet Policies to Protect the Public From Illegal Online Drug Sellers

 Mark As Read    

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., July 31, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy(NABP) issued a report urging greater accountability by the stakeholders charged with ensuring that action is taken against websites illegally selling medications online. As detailed … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 1 day ago

The July Southern California Domainers Meetup Was A Success!

 Mark As Read    

A big thanks goes to Uniregistry for providing the platform for an amazing evening full of education, networking and fun! The first Southern California Domainers Meetup of the year was a […]

Jason Thompson 1 day ago

Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): QUA.com, ATF.com, Amra.com, More

 Mark As Read    

The screenshots below are examples of buyers of domains from the last few months that have either developed their sites, or purchased an upgrade domain and have redirected their acquisition to an existing website. QUA.com sold for $459,000 via a private sale. If you thought that Chinese buyers only bought LLL.com domains for investment purposes and...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Some reported sales at GoDaddy are bogus

 Mark As Read    

I use GoDaddy to acquire domain names on their aftermarket, and recently posted about my experience regarding an auction. Despite losing that auction to someone else, I wasn't as frustrated as the winner must be currently. The reason being, the domain's registrant pulled the domain out of GoDaddy in the last "minute" of the redemption […]...

Acro.net 1 day ago

The Amount of Two Letter and Three Letter .COM's Owned in China

 Mark As Read    

In the first of a mini series looking at the domain names Chinese investors own, we look at the amount of two and three letter .com domain names that are owned by individuals or companies in China. The data here is courtesy of DomainTools. Whois data isn't perfect, especially from China so the actual numbers could be a little higher than this, but...

NamePros 1 day ago

Windows 10 activation : Error code 0xC004F034 problem solved !

 Mark As Read    

If you upgraded to Windows 10 using the Microsoft Windows 10 media creation tool, the process allows you to bypass the queue. Many users reported that when trying to activate Windows 10 after the upgrade, they are getting an error code 0xC004F034 and no activation. This is not an error related to eligibility to upgrade […] Copyright DomainGan...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Freebi.es : Julie’s Freebies gets a new ‘domain hack’ for brand protection

 Mark As Read    

Julie's Freebies is a popular repository of coupons, sweepstakes, advice on frugal living and other such freebies. With more than 400,000 Likes on Facebook, the community is thriving and sticky traffic looks great. Naturally, the web site operates from JuliesFreebies.com and the focus is exactly that last part, "freebies." ?? In a brilliant move to...

DomainGang 1 day ago

A Look at China’s Internet – 668 million users

 Mark As Read    

CFR.org published an article on the size and characteristics of the Internet in China. Citing data from CNNIC, the article gives some great insight into the Chinese Internet. From the article: The number of Internet users in China has grown to 668 million, according to a report released last week by the China Internet Network […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Over 100 Expired Domain Sales in this week’s report

 Mark As Read    

Joseph Peterson's weekly roundup of expire domain name sales. Last time, I looked at whether a sharp downturn in the Chinese stock market has inhibited Chinese domain sales. So far, all evidence I've evaluated suggests that it's business as usual for the wholesale Chinese domain market: high peak prices and churning liquidity. Expired auctions at N...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Top Topics: GoDaddy Sells Personal Information; Trademark Infringement; Automated Appraisals...

 Mark As Read    

The most popular discussions last week include speculation on whether GoDaddy is selling your personal information; the true value of automated appraisals; trademark infringement explained for plural names; a buyout of 30,000 Chinese LLLL.net domains in one hour; and investors share when and why they made their first domain purchase. GoDaddy Selli...

NamePros 1 day ago

Most governments keep restrictions on country names in new gTLDs

 Mark As Read    

Just one out of every 10 governments in the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee is happy for people to register its country name in new gTLDs. That's according to a new GAC database detailing which countries want to keep tabs on how their names are being used. Out of 80 GAC members contributing to the database, […] Related posts: Governmen...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Give.com Acquired by HostGator Founder

 Mark As Read    

Earlier this week, Give.com was sold for $500,000 in a sale transacted via Sedo. The Whois record for Give.com updated yesterday, and I learned that the domain name was acquired by Brent Oxley, the founder of HostGator (who sold the company to Endurance International Group for over $200 million). After seeing the Whois change, I reached out to Bren...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday, August 1st 2015

 Mark As Read    

Yesterday was one of those days.  Come back to work and find things a little worse than you left them.  Everyone works hard and I try to make sure everyone can keep the company running smoothly but there are always a few things you take granted as little things but they aren't shared.  The other people try and be nice and not bother you and it ends...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Brokers QLQ Brokers QT.com To Cap Off A Fantastic Summer of Sales

 Mark As Read    

  Another two letter dot com was sold yesterday for $615,000.   Jason McArdie, President of sales for QLQ.com  let me know yesterday that they had officially brokered the sale of the LL.com.  Jason said July and August were record month for the brokerage firm and of course I'll have details on those sales in the near future.  In the mean time ...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

KraftHeinz.com Registered The Same Day the Merger Was Announced Lost in UDRP

 Mark As Read    

A one member UDRP panel awarded the domain name kraftheinz.com was registered on March 25, 2015, the same day the merger between Kraft Foods Group, and H.J. Heinz Company was announced. The decision was published in Korean and we used Google translate. The panel said: "Registering a domain name that combines the names of the […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Interview with Fred Mercaldo of City Brand Media

 Mark As Read    

In 2012 we interviewed Fred Mercaldo on RobbiesBlog.com, It was a great interview so we decided to go back and... The post Interview with Fred Mercaldo of City Brand Media appeared first on Robbie's Blog.

Robbie's Blog 1 day ago

Five UDRP wins in July : Domainers, time to clean up your domain portfolios

 Mark As Read    

ESQwire achieved a remarkable feat in the month of July: in 30 days, five UDRP cases were successfully defended by the domainer-friendly law firm. What we have here, are 5 cases involving generic dictionary word domains, two word domains, "e" generic word domains and a four letter domain. That's almost like a typical variety of […] Copyright ...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Sharp wants dot-brand Whois requirement relaxed

 Mark As Read    

Electronics firm Sharp wants to remove part of its new gTLD registry contract relating to Whois. The company has filed a Registry Services Evaluation Process request to get its requirement to offer "searchable Whois" dropped. RSEP is the mechanism registries use to amend their contracts. ICANN's initial review has not found any security, stability ...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Neustar becomes “world’s largest registry” with $87m ARI buy

 Mark As Read    

Consolidation in the domain name industry continued last night with Neustar's $87 million acquisition of Bombora Technologies, the holding group for ARI Registry Services and AusRegistry. Bombora CEO Adrian Kinderis told DI that the deal makes Neustar the "biggest registry services back-end provider on the market", as measured by the number of TLDs...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Unhealthy Habits Domain Investors Need to Get Rid Of

 Mark As Read    

Certain habits inhibit your progress as a domainer and if you don't identify them in order to address the issues you are dealing with, you will end up being disappointed by your results and worst of all, won't know where to start in order to fix things. Today, I would like to refer to some of

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

$114k in Sales on July 30th – RealtyMarket.com sold for $7,000 – Daily Market Report

 Mark As Read    

The top sale of the day was realtymarket.com which sold for $7,000 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 177 sales for a total of $113,792 with an average sale price of $643. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 26% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount increased by 36%. Sales With History The domain comsouth.com sold for $510 at ...

NameBio Blog 1 day ago

Linking Directly to Search Results

 Mark As Read    

Since we re-launched the site in February it hasn't been possible to link directly to search results. The reason is that the advanced search page does its work in the background without the page reloading or the URL changing. We received several requests to add this functionality and today I am happy to announce that it is live. There is now a box ...

NameBio Blog 2 days ago

1st Day New gTLD Totals .Team 2,643 .Show 1,310; .Jewelry 961

 Mark As Read    

Three new gTLD's went into General Availability (GA) on Wednesday. Including domain names registered in the Sunrise Period by trademark holders and domain names registered in the Early Access Program (EAP) for an extra fee, here are the totals after the first day of GA: .Team 2,643 .Show 1,310 .Jewelry 961 Another new gTLD extension […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Boom! Neustar Acquires Bombora Technologies in $86.9 Million Deal

 Mark As Read    

Neustar, the tech services giant that operates the .biz, .us and .co registries and provides backend services to many others has acquired Australia's Bombora Technologies for nearly $87 Million in a deal that expands the number of TLDs Neustar services to over 300.

DNJournal 2 days ago

Neustar acquires .AU registry and ARI

 Mark As Read    

Neustar continues to grow its top level domain name services business with acquisition. Neustar has acquired Australia-based Bombora Technologies Pty Ltd, the registry services provider of the .au top-level domain and numerous other top-level domains, for approximately AUD $118.5 million, or approximately USD $86.9 million in cash. This includes it...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Neustar acquires Bombora Technologies for $86.9 million dollars

 Mark As Read    

Neustar announced the acquisition of Bombora Technologies Pty Ltd (Bombora) for approximately $86.9 million dollars USD. Australia based Bombora and its subsidiaries, which include ARI Registry Services, provide registry services for a number of top-level domains (TLDs) including .au, .melbourne, .sydney, and over 100 new TLDs, including several in...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Drone attorney: Enrico Schaefer & partners embrace the future with new service

 Mark As Read    

Drone technology is a wonderful thing, and while it creates new exciting services such as drone delivery, many things are awaiting to be addressed. Flying unmanned drones for commercial purposes is still a prohibited activity in the US. The airspace will eventually be zoned in areas of altitude in order to ensure safety and privacy […] Copyri...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Seven Types of Domain Investors

 Mark As Read    

I thought it would be fun to write about some of the particularities and patterns I've noticed over the years. Now, of course, this list is by no means definitive, feel free to contribute. Nor is it meant to make anyone feel bad or embarrassed. Here they are: The future trend investor. This is a person who

Domaining Tips 2 days ago

Rightside Happy With .News Registration Levels

 Mark As Read    

The .News domain extension has been available for people to hand register for just two weeks, and it is already selling more in that time period than other Rightside domain extensions in the same period of time. I was told that 8,790 .News domain names were registered on its first day of general availability. This afternoon, the company announced t...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Alligators.com : The early domainer catches the proverbial worm

 Mark As Read    

Domain investor, George Verdugo, is always busy; his real estate business, Casas Baratas keeps him occupied with the world of house flipping. With EastLA.com, Verdugo has built a 5,000-strong online community that delivers news and happenings to the Hispanic community of Los Angeles. His out-of-this-world project, VisitSpace.com, is awaiting the ri...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Sedo adds automated ownership verification

 Mark As Read    

Feature lets you add domains for sale without delay. There's a delay between the time you submit a domain name for sale on Sedo and when it shows up on the site. This delay is due to Sedo verifying that the person who submitted the domain name is actually the owner. Now Sedo has released […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

.Trust Announces Advisory Board

 Mark As Read    

NCC Group has announced the line-up of its new .trust Advisory Board, "an elite panel of renowned security experts responsible for supporting NCC Group’s .trust Technical Policy, in a bid to create the world's first secure community on the Internet". Six renowned security experts currently sit on the board alongside Gunter Ollmann, CTO of the [R...

The Domains 2 days ago

ButcherShop.ca Makes the Cut in July 29 .CA TBR drop

 Mark As Read    

DomainReport.ca In yesterday's .ca domain drop there were 171 names taken. There wasn't a high number of great generics, but there were a few good ones, such as butchershop.ca, chews.ca, cyberworld.ca, vintageclothes.ca, hater.ca, and lespace.ca (space or 'the space' in French). One .ca domain sale was reported at Sedo in the past week: ...

DomainReport.ca 2 days ago
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