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Daniel Tosh Sparks A Domain Regging Frenzy

 Mark As Read    

I watch the Tosh.o show every Tuesday on Comedy Central, last night was the third new episode for this season. Daniel ended the show on a note that domain investors would take an interest in. Daniel promised to make domain recommendations that would help you get rich. Daniel recommended some hilarious domains and the power […]

The Domains 22 minutes ago

Radix serving up Grilled Cheese at SXSW

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New top level domain name company hopes to reach tech audience at SXSW this month. People love free food, especially during a busy conference. I recently wrote about Sedo's Froyo truck at SXSW; new TLD company Radix is also giving away free food at the event in Austin later this month. The company will have […]

Domain Name Wire 1 hour, 3 min ago

Worst gTLD Like Ever, Ever: .Whoswho Has 21 Registrations 2 Days After Launch

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      .Whoswho a new gTLD went into general availability on March 2nd. Today on March 4th. According to ntldstats.com there are a whopping 21 registrations two days into GA, including any domain names registered by trademark holders in the Sunrise period. A .whoswho domain name registration is priced at $90 at 101domain.com and [R...

The Domains 1 hour, 49 min ago

Loser.com Owner Has a Problem With Kanye West

 Mark As Read    

Sometimes owners of short, generic .coms use those domains for a different purpose. The domain name Loser.com currently redirects to the Wikipedia page for rapper/entertainer Kanye West. The story is getting plenty of coverage even though it is a simple redirect with not much else going on. USA Today Which pointed out that Kanye did […]

The Domains 2 hours, 51 min ago

Miami chef alleges web designer is holding domain name hostage

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Personal chef claims he can't get his domain name back and former web marketing firm is sabotaging his new website. A Miami personal chef has sued the owner of a web design/marketing company, alleging (pdf) that the company held his domain name hostage after he canceled services. Stuart Shaw says he contracted with Need Marketing […]

Domain Name Wire 2 hours, 55 min ago

InternetTraffic.com & Parked Pages Down?

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I got a couple of emails overnight from people that have domain names parked at  InternetTraffic.com that says both their parked pages and IT are down since early last night I just checked some of my domain names and they appear to be down as well. I've been in contact with InternetTraffic.com who tells me […]

The Domains 2 hours, 57 min ago

UDRP expenses count as injury in TM Dispute

 Mark As Read    

Rebecca Tushnet wrote on her blog about a case that included UDRP expenses being counted as injury in a recent TM case between Migliore & Associates, LLC v. Kentuckiana Reporters, LLC. From the article: Intro: “The court reporter game is a tough racket. It’s tougher still when a competitor registers an internet domain name that […]

The Domains 3 hours, 12 min ago

2015 Domain Name Wire Survey: By the Numbers

 Mark As Read    

Here's who took this year's survey. The submission period for this year's Domain Name Wire Survey, the tenth annual version of the survey, is now closed. You may recall that I changed the format of the survey last year. The topics are no longer "stuff the ballot box" questions; they focus on overall trends in […]

Domain Name Wire 3 hours, 52 min ago

Stolen Domains Not Only GoDaddy Phishing Threat

 Mark As Read    

I've written a number of articles about phishing attempts made to induce GoDaddy customers into giving up their login credentials. I think phishing is one of the leading causes of domain name theft, and it appears to have reached a crescendo in the last year. It seems that domain theft isn't the only objective of phishing attackers. Jeremy Kirk pub...

Domain Investing 4 hours, 3 min ago

Domain shadowing: Several hundred GoDaddy accounts were compromised by cybercriminals

 Mark As Read    

A technique referred to as "domain shadowing" is leveraging weak account passwords at GoDaddy, to infiltrate user accounts of domain holders. The perpetrators then create hundreds, even thousands of subdomains, and use them to launch spam, malware and to perform other illegal activity. By leaving the primary domains alone, the owners do not realize...

DomainGang 5 hours, 40 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Tuesday, March 4th, 2015

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 My whole life I have wanted a Ferrari.  When I was younger I worked extra and put money into my "Ferrari Fund" . As I get older I still want and will buy a Ferrari but the amount of money I need to have in the bank before I buy one has increased as the years past.  I realize what a luxury a car like that is and I need to secure so many other thing...

Domain Shane 6 hours, 48 min ago

No Water. Cheryl’s Home Repair Fund

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Note: This is my Mom. It would mean a lot to me if you could share this story. As long as I can remember my Mom, Cheryl, has never had a break in life. After surviving domestic violence, Cheryl found herself raising 5 kids on her own with no help. She worked hard for us

Flippa Recap: Sell.org, Entitlement.com, Leoh.com, Keyboards.net, Tips.ca, Ga.gs, More

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Some Domains That Sold Last Week Sell.org – $20,000 – Sold via post-auction negotiation, after bidding got up to $15,000 in the auction. RedRoom.com – $5,050 – The listing states the domain was previously developed and still gets 4,900 visitors per month. A screenshot from July 2014 is shown to the right, courtesy of Archive...

Domain Shane 15 hours, 21 min ago

BrandBar features attorney Karen J. Bernstein on today’s show

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Angela St. Julien continues to interview important people from the domain community, in a an hour long feature called "HappyHour Chat." This week, the BrandBar owner discusses domains and the law, with IP attorney Karen J. Bernstein, Bernstein IP Based in New York City, Karen Bernstein talks about her career and background as an attorney, the [R...

DomainGang 18 hours, 29 min ago

My Thoughts on Michael Rosenblum’s “Biggest Mistake”

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Michael Rosenblum has had a successful career as a television producer, and he shared a story in the Huffington Post to which many of us over the age of 30 (or so) can relate. In the article, Rosenblum recalls some of the domain names he could have owned back in 1992. An intern working with Rosenblum discussed how he could have a domain name for a ...

Domain Investing 18 hours, 53 min ago

Sedo Sales Total $1.4 million for the week, led by Ezpr.com

 Mark As Read    

Over the past week, 581 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.4m. 50% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings.     Highlights of public sales are: Top .com: ezpr.com at 14,500 USD Top ccTLD: moon.co at 6,000 GBP Top “other” TLD: legend.net at 13,000 USD   .COMs ezpr.com 14,500 USD […]

The Domains 19 hours, 28 min ago

Namejet & Sedo Weekly And Monthly Sales YRY.com $25K, NVL.com $7.5K

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Sedo and Namejet have released their weekly sales.     Namejet has released their February sales results of names over $2K and Sedo their weekly sales.  At Sedo, somebody got a good buy on NVL.com and a lot of people got some great sales.  Namejet had some great names come through with Buying.com taking the top spot and a whole lot of LLL...

Domain Shane 20 hours, 2 min ago

Mark of Excellence: Internet Top Level Domain .WhosWho Launches Today

 Mark As Read    

NEW YORK, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Twenty years ago, with the Internet in its infancy, it was understandable for high-achievers dedicated to their callings and immersed in vital endeavors to have a simple Hotmail account for personal use.  Today, nothing … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 21 hours, 17 min ago

Radix Adds .Online to Growing Portfolio of New gTLDs - .CO.COM Happy With Year One Results

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Radix Registry is celebrating the addition of .online to their portfolio of solely owned new gTLDs that already includes .website and .host among others. Meanwhile, the .CO.COM registry reports growing momentum after ending their 1st year with over 10,000 registrations.

DNJournal 21 hours, 41 min ago

Timeline of Domain Extension Launch Dates, an Infographic

 Mark As Read    

Here's an awesome illustration of domain extensions and the timeline of their launch years… from .COM to many of the new TLDs.

DNSelect 23 hours, 3 min ago

GoDaddy Wins Top Honors in 2015 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service

 Mark As Read    

GoDaddy Recognized for Service Excellence in the U.S. and International Markets March 02, 2015 05:36 PM Eastern Standard Time LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small business, was presented with a Gold Stevie Award in the … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 23 hours, 32 min ago

Hillary Clinton Used Her Own Domain to Conduct Communications – ClintonEmail.com

 Mark As Read    

The Washington Post and New York Times covered a story on former First Lady Hillary Clinton and the domain name ClintonEmail.com. It seems that on the day of her Senate hearings she registered the domain name ClintonEmail.com. This is important because only official government email accounts have their content retained under the Federal Records Act...

The Domains 23 hours, 45 min ago

Last week’s NameJet Expired Domain Sales

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Joseph Peterson details recent expired domain name sales at NameJet. After a couple of weeks during which Chinese purchases topped the expired domain auction list at NameJet, English is back. In the driver's seat sits an exact-match domain that defines a ubiquitous commercial category: SignPrinting.com ($4.9k). ChicagoDivorce.com ($2.8k) called sho...

Domain Name Wire 23 hours, 46 min ago

Namejet.com Reports Over $600,000 In Domain Name Sales In February

 Mark As Read    

Namejet.com released its domain name sales for February for domains that sold for $2,000 or more. The total of such sales is just short of $615,000. Here are the sales:   Domain Name Amount buying.com $69,200.00 yry.com $25,022.00 xixia.com $19,488.00 quk.com $14,301.00 newlogic.com $12,600.00 yuchu.com $11,904.00 gqt.com $11,800.00 ndq.com $1...

The Domains 1 day ago

Google Might Not Like Your Naturally Generated Links

 Mark As Read    

Julie Joyce wrote a very interesting article on Search Engine Land about an hour ago on Google and natural links. We always tend to think of natural links as the prize or reward for creating engaging content. You didn't pay for them, you did not manipulate the system, someone just liked your content and either […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Domain Movers: Hem.com, Mode.com & More

 Mark As Read    

Today we have a heavy hitters list of corporate domain name movers, registration and more by companies many of you are aware of! Some big, expensive domain names are in today's list and most of these sales would go unreported otherwise… so here we go! EmpiresAndAllies.com has been acquired for a currently unknown MarkMonitor client. The domai...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

February’s top 5 stories: Taylor Swift, Rangers and Google

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Taylor Swift's strange domain name registration was the most popular story on Domain Name Wire last month. February was a very cold and snowy month for much of the northern hemisphere, but a few domain name stories heated things up a bit. Here are the top five stories on Domain Name Wire last month: 1. […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

This week’s new TLDs: .WhosWho and 4 EAPs

 Mark As Read    

There aren't many who's registering this new domain name. Only one non-brand new top level domain name goes live this week in general availability, and it's a rather unique one. .Whoswho went live yesterday. It appears to have only gotten about a dozen registrations on its first day and only has 22 names in the […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Fab.com and assorted business was sold for more than $15 million dollars

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Fab.com, an e-commerce portal once valued at up to $1 billion USD has been sold. PCH International, a design and manufacturing company, is extending its reach into direct to market sales, by acquiring Fab.com and its assorted business. The price was rumored to be "up to $15 million" initially, but it's expected to be much […] Copyright Domain...

DomainGang 1 day ago

The Walking Dead: Grantville city buildings for sale on eBay!

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If you're a huge fan of The Walking Dead series – hello, Tia Wood – and want to diversify your domain investments by grabbing a commercial piece of land used in Season 3 of the popular series, now it's your chance. Nine buildings in downtown Grantville, Georgia, are up for sale on eBay, with a […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 day ago

Infographic With All Domain Extensions

 Mark As Read    

Christopher Hofman Laursen, Managing Partner at European Domain Centre, shared this infographic below which shows a timeline of all available domain name extensions. This month marks the 30th anniversary of .com (March 15th to be exact), and you can see the domain endings that followed .com on this illustrated timeline. There are now over 800 domai...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

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 If you could have a million dollars cash or 25.com which one would you take?  For me it's an easy choice.  But you would have the million dollars in hand, ready to get working on the next investment.  Could you put it into a stock and triple it by the time you sell 25.com?  That's the question.  What's the value of cash vs potential.  I'll take th...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Live gTLD .reise sold at auction

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The first auction of a live new gTLD resulted in a sale, I can reveal. Dotreise's .reise, which is German for ".travel", changed hands in an auction managed by Applicant Auction last Friday. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to identify the winning bidder or the winning bid, but the winner's identity will inevitably be revealed […] Related ...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Tucows and Namecheap exit $14m .online deal

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Tucows and Namecheap have both pulled out of their joint venture with Radix to run the .online registry. Tucows revealed the move, which will see Radix run .online solo, in a press release yesterday. Both Tucows and Namecheap are registrars, whereas Radix is pretty much focused on being a registry nowadays. While financial terms have […] Rel...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

More security issues prang ICANN site

 Mark As Read    

ICANN has revealed details of a security problem on its web site that could have allowed new gTLD registries to view data belonging to their competitors. The bug affected its Global Domains Division customer relationship management portal, which registries use to communicate with ICANN on issues related to delegation and launch. ICANN took GDD down...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

3 Reasons Why I Am Attending NamesCon

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We need NamesCon and I am attending the conference for that very reason. Although the domain space is fairly small, in reality it really isn't that small. Yes, all of

Jason Thompson 1 day ago

Discount Tickets to THE Domain Conference Look Like a Great Deal After Our Visit to the Venue

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We just came back from South Florida where we thoroughly explored the Fort Lauderdale resort where the inaugural edition of THE Domain Conference will be held in September. It is a fabulous venue that makes the introductory $349 registration fee an absolute steal.

DNJournal 1 day ago

THE Domain Conference & NamesCon: Are You Attending?

 Mark As Read    

There are two US-based domain industry conferences taking place within the next 12 months, and both are offering special rates to entice attendees to sign up in advance. I am curious about whether you plan to attend one, both, or neither of these industry conferences. Howard Neu sent me an email this morning to announce a special price on conferenc...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Purpose.ca Leads the Way at February 25 .CA TBR Drop

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DomainReport.ca The last .ca TBR drop in February featured a total of 116 domains that were caught.  That was a pretty average week for .ca drop catches, with a few good domains noted. There were also a couple of .ca domain sales reported last week, and those were: Foyers.ca  -  $2,000 US  -  sold at Sedo CCGR.ca  -  $730 US  -  sold at Sedo F...

DomainReport.ca 1 day ago

THE Domain Conference offers special pricing

 Mark As Read    

Discounted tickets available for two weeks. The inaugural THE Domain Conference, Howard Neu's follow up to TRAFFIC, takes place this coming September. Compared to TRAFFIC, the show is very inexpensive. And it's even less expensive if you buy a ticket now. THE Domain Conference is offering passes for only $349 until March 15. To get […]...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

2 panelists say RDNH, other says domain name should be transferred

 Mark As Read    

How did one panelist think a domain should be transferred when the other two say the case was brought in bad faith? It's fairly rare that a panelist files a dissenting opinion in a UDRP. Usually a three person panel comes to the same conclusion, although occasionally you'll see a dissent. But a recent decision […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

EasyGroup Owner of Easy Jet Found Guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

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EasyGroup Limited of London which owns Easy Jet, was just found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RNDH) on the domain name easygroup.com from Easy Group Holdings Limited of Kowloon, Hong Kong, The three member UDRP panel split in its decision as panelist Jane Lambert did not agree in the finding of RDNH Here are […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Namescon & THE Domain Conference Discounting Tixs But just for a Little Bit

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Namescon 2016 special $199 registration rate ends at 4pm EST, or three hours from publication and is 80% off the price of a full priced ticket. So far more than 200 people have taken advantage of this special offer. NamesCon 2016 will be held on January 10 to January 13, 2016 at The Tropicana hotel […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Nigerian Senator wants to protect us from ‘419 scam’ fraudsters

 Mark As Read    

We all detest spam, and even if it supposedly arrives from multi-billionaire, Bill Gates, such scam emails are a waste of time. The fun side of it lies in the extent that such email fraudsters go, to devise legitimate-sounding situations. One such fun example is this email we received from a supposed Nigerian Senator. This […] Copyright Domai...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Donuts Beats Richemont To the New gTLD .Jewelry To Go With .Diamonds

 Mark As Read    

Donuts has won the new gTLD .Jewelry to go with its .Diamonds new gTLD beating Richemont Richemont DNS Inc. is the wholly owned subsidiary of Compagnie Financière Richemont S.A, the prominent Swiss luxury goods holding company, submitted 14 applications for new gTLD's of which they now have now withdrawn 4 including .Love For those not […]...

The Domains 2 days ago

Wearables.com: Benefits of a great domain name with Luis Rincon – DNW Podcast #22

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How a category-defining domain name creates instant credibility. Domain name investors know that great domain names offer a number of benefits to the companies that use them. In this episode, Wearables.com co-founder Luis Rincon gives concrete examples of how using a category-defining domain name has helped his company get instant credibility plus ...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

.PORN Comes To The Internet

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ICM Registry Announces Start of TMCH Sunrise Period for Trademark Holders to Register .PORN and .ADULT Names PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — ICM Registry, the registry operator for the .XXX top-level domain (TLD) announces today .PORN and … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 2 days ago

.App and .Blog – a look at domain name registration numbers

 Mark As Read    

Both terms are popular in existing domain name registrations. Google bought rights to the .App top level domain name last week for a whopping $25 million. Also last month, .Blog sold for an unknown number that was certainly 8 figures. App and Blog are certainly very popular terms, and they're frequently found in newly-registered .com […]...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Domainer ‘sherpa’ Ian Clark plants dot .XYZ flag atop Mt. Kilimanjaro!

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Canadian domain investor Ian Clark might have two metal knees, but his psyche is made out of steel as well. If climbing a flight of stairs is a task to some, Ian ascended Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. And he has the photos to prove […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 2 days ago

Publicly Traded BIMobject Acquires The Matching .Com Of Its Stock Symbol BIM.com

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Publicly traded company BIMobject announced today that the company have acquired the top level domain name BIM.COM. The company is traded on the NASDAQ OMX exchange as BIM "Acquiring BIM.COM is an exciting step toward increasing our market penetration. BIM.COM is an under utilised asset that we can unlock to reach its full potential", says, […...

The Domains 2 days ago
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