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DNA’s First Official “State of the Domains” Newsletter Now Published Completely in Chinese!

 Mark As Read    

TLD Registry the company behind Dot Chinese Online and Dot Chinese Website, have released a Mandarin version of the State of the Domains quarterly publication that is published by the Domain Name Association. They published on their website: TLD Registry is extremely proud to be responsible for the full layout and design of the Domain […]

The Domains 2 hours, 1 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday , December 19th

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Remember back in 2007 when blogging was all the rage and there were tons a media companies opening up trying to resell the traffic of highly visited sites? They used to give out referral money if you brought them someone that joined.  Some of those companies still exist and I still get checks and paypal deposits after all those years.  It's like ha...

Domain Shane 2 hours, 7 min ago

Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): Cabs.com, 100.org, FreeATM.com, More

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The screenshots below are additional examples of buyers of domains from September or October of this year that have either developed their sites, or purchased an upgrade domain and have redirected their acquisition to an existing website. Cabs.com sold for $50,000 at Sedo, and the owner is William Berry. You can see below that it's not much of a de...

Domain Shane 11 hours, 34 min ago

Breaking: North Korean hackers behind recent ICANN security breach

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North Korean hackers that recently infiltrated Sony, were allegedly responsible for a recent breach of the ICANN's CZDS and Wiki portals, according to corporate emails released today. The brazen act involved social-engineering of the ICANN CEO's uncle's first cousin, whose 14 year old son used the same password on his Xbox Halo profile. "It's unfor...

DomainGang 14 hours, 3 min ago

.Club takes 6 out of the top 10 New gTLD Sales on Sedo in 2014

 Mark As Read    

Sedo reported their top 10 new gTLD sales of 2014 and .club dominated the list with 6 out of 10. Things seem to be on the upswing as the company raised another $3million according to DomainNameWire. Upswing in new gTLDs such as .club and .berlin More than 300 new TLDs have been launched in the […]

The Domains 16 hours, 3 min ago

.Club raising more money, valued at $25.4 million

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.Club to be valued at $25.4 million after investment. The .Club top level domain name registry is raising more funds, and the latest round will value the company at $25.4 million after the investment closes. .Club previously raised $7.5 million, with about $3.5 million of that in debt. The company is conducting two additional fundraising […]

Domain Name Wire 17 hours, 41 min ago

Flipboard Wins TM Dispute Leading to Flowboard Changing Their Name

 Mark As Read    

Simon Sage reported for iMore that Flowboard an app that allows you to create presentations lost a trademark dispute with Flipboard. The company has decided to change their name and rebrand to FlowVella. FlowVella CEO, Brent Brookler told Geek Wire the changed had already been in the works, the company will keep the same F […]

The Domains 17 hours, 57 min ago

Best Dot .Christmas ever: Uniregistry rum cakes have arrived!

 Mark As Read    

Many thanks to Frank Schilling and Uniregistry for shipping a nice big box of Caribbean rum cakes to our door, all the way from the Cayman Islands. As you can see in the photo below, the creative folks of Uniregistry became a permanent part of the rum cake folklore, a tradition that has been going […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 18 hours, 26 min ago

If You’re Interested I Just Did a Interview With Domain Masters Radio

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Scott Pruitt and Jonathan Tenenbaum were nice enough to invite me to be on Domain Masters Radio this week.  It was hard to get in a lot of details to all the questions in the short amount of time we had so if you have any questions that I didn't cover or you want more detail then feel free to shoot me a comment or an email.    I enjoyed it so much ...

Domain Shane 19 hours, 4 min ago

Union Bank loses cases against gripe websites

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Former customer registered ten domain names to air grievances about the bank. Union Bank has lost three domain name arbitration cases involving an upset former customer. The bank filed three separate actions covering UnionBank.me, unionbancal.co, unionbank.cc, union-bank.co, mufgunionbankna.com, unionbancalcorp.com, unionbancal.net, unionbancal.org...

Domain Name Wire 19 hours, 16 min ago

CircleID Shares Two Sides to the New TLD Discussion

 Mark As Read    

If you don't regularly read CircleID, you may be missing out on a variety of interesting topics that impact the domain name space, and consequently, domain investors. Yesterday and today, there were two interesting articles posted about the new gTLD domain names that I think you will find interesting. On Wednesday, Jeannie McPherson, Verisign's Sen...

Domain Investing 19 hours, 18 min ago

What Other Extensions Were Available to Buyer of Hueston.com (sold for $25,000)?

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DomainReport.ca Often when I look into hand registering a domain, I'm looking for a .com or a .ca.  Depending on the search word or term, I may also be interested in a .net or .org, and these days maybe even a new gtld if I can get a good keyword match to the extension word.  I like to check for names at a registrar that shows what's available in ...

DomainReport.ca 19 hours, 52 min ago

Coffee.Club Goes From a Domain Name to a Business Delivering Product in Just 6 Weeks

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6 weeks ago Bill McClure cut a deal with the .CLUB registry to buy the Coffee.club domain for $100,000. Bill promised to have a full blown coffee subscription business operating on the domain within a month and true to his word the site appeared and deliveries are arriving now.

DNJournal 19 hours, 56 min ago

.eu and EURid: Continued Growth for .eu in Q3

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Q3 2014 .eu progress report now available December 18, 2014 05:24 AM Eastern Standard Time DIEGEM, Belgium–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The total number of .eu registrations grew by 4.7% in Q3 2014 compared with the same quarter last year, according to the progress … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 20 hours, 20 min ago

NameSentry? Adopted by Over 60% of New Top Level Domains Launched

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Famous Four Media Joins Growing Rank of Clients December 18, 2014 06:00 AM Eastern Standard Time LEESBURG, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Architelos, Inc., the premier provider of automated domain name abuse detection and mitigation services, has added Famous Four Media to its expanding … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 20 hours, 21 min ago

A look back at November’s NameJet Sales

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November for Namejet – as measured by domain auctions that closed above $2,000 – was a slow month. Just one month prior, 12 out of the 66 charted sales surpassed $10k, with the highest attaining $91.8k; but last month only 1 out of 61 sales climbed into the 5 digits. To be fair, the high end of the domain market is always the most […]

Domain Name Wire 21 hours, 30 min ago

Alert: CCT.com is a stolen domain name – do not buy!

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Another day, another stolen domain; CCT.com has been reported as stolen by an active member of DNForum. The domain's lawful owner, Mr. Dean Vlahos, confirmed that the current status of CCT.com is not legitimate. Registered at Network Solutions, CCT.com appears to have been pushed to another NetSol account around December 12th; that's when the WHOIS...

DomainGang 21 hours, 39 min ago

Get Attention from a Press Release

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When a domain broker or domain brokerage takes an excellent domain name under exclusive listing, it's a smart idea to distribute a press release to announce that the domain name is for sale. The broker will want to share information about the domain name, why it is special, and perhaps include some pricing information. The idea is to let as many pe...

Domain Investing 21 hours, 44 min ago

“SeekingAlpha: Sears & Staples More Valuable As Domain Names Than The Brick & Motar Stores”

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SeekingAlpha, just published s story right out of Rick Schwartz Playbook and something he has expressed for years on his blog, that Sears and Staples might be more valuable as domain names than as brick and mortar stores. ""What happens when a brick and mortar retailer's brand becomes more valuable as a domain name than […]

The Domains 22 hours, 4 min ago

Bad economy: Russian domainers suffer as the Ruble drops against the Dollar

 Mark As Read    

Russian economy is hurting currently, and it's not because of a resurgence of Communism. In Russia, the economy is rather consumer-oriented, and traditional commerce maintains a European flair as far as Capitalism is concerned. With the price of oil plummeting, Russia's financial sector is getting hit; the dropping exchange of the Ruble against bot...

DomainGang 22 hours, 6 min ago

Internet Advertising Revenues Hit $12.4 Billion Highest Quarter on Record

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According to a press release out today, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PwC US, Internet advertising revenues in the U.S. climbed to an historic high of $12.4 billion for the third quarter of 2014, which is the highest quarter ever, besting the record-setting revenues of Q4 2013, which came in at $12.1 billion. “This […]

The Domains 22 hours, 38 min ago

Cuba domain names take off after yesterday’s announcement

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Yesterday was a good day for Rob Sequin's domain name portfolio. Yesterday, President Obama announced renewed relations with the government of Cuba. The announcement has immediate ramifications for trade and travel between the two countries, and opens up the potential for much more. Immediately, people went to domain name registrars to register Cub...

Domain Name Wire 22 hours, 49 min ago

Boston ‘Supermarket King’ Demoulas family ‘feud’ leads to domain sale

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In Boston, it's Demoulas vs. Demoulas, in a rivalry between two cousins controlling two super-regional supermarket chains, Market Basket and Demoulas Super Markets. Arthur T. Demoulas recently scooped up his cousin's half for $1.5 billion, triggering the interest of domain speculators. A remarkable note: Demoulas Super Markets has long operated wit...

DomainGang 23 hours, 22 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday , December 18th

 Mark As Read    

The last few days have been pretty reflective since I had my friend lose his wife.  It's reminded me that everything we do in life is not alone.  You may think you've accomplished things but they were probably assisted along the way by the actions of others. And if you haven't, then you haven't been doing as well as you could have.  As much as I li...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

.baby and .mls fetch over $3 million each

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ICANN and Power Auctions have completed December's mini-batch of "last resort" new gTLD auctions, adding a total of $6.4 million to its mysterious auction cash pile. Johnson & Johnson won .baby, fighting off five portfolio applicants and paying a winning bid of $3,088,888. Meanwhile, the Canadian Real Estate Association beat Afilias to .mls, p...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Most new gTLDs use NameSentry after Famous Four signs with Architelos

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Architelos yesterday announced that Famous Four Media has signed up to use its NameSentry security service across its portfolio of new gTLDs. The company said that it now has 60% of launched new gTLDs on the platform, which gives registries a way to view potentially abusive domain names and automate remediation. That's over 250 TLDs. […] Rel...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Alert: Several valuable domains have been stolen from eNom accounts

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Several premium numeric and three letter .com domains have been stolen from eNom accounts, and were moved to GoDaddy. According to their owner, when these domains were acquired in the past, they were assigned individual passwords via the access.enom.com reseller portal. Somehow, a Chinese domain thief managed to guess those allegedly ‘easy...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Another 3-Letter .Com Clears the 6-Figure Bar to Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart

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The thirst for short .com domains remains unquenched - a point underscored again this week with another 3-letter .com heading our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart after ringing the 6-figure bell. The top 3 sales on the elite list were all .coms with 4 letters or less.

DNJournal 1 day ago

Bargains Galore at December 17 .CA TBR Drop + Two .CA Domain Sales

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DomainReport.ca Today's .ca domain drop featured a total of 93 .ca domains that were caught.  That is a little lower than recent drops, but I think the name quality was better this week than last. Here are a couple of recent .ca domain sales I'm aware of: Musica.ca  -  $950 US  - sold at Sedo BO.ca  -  $2,599 US  -  sold at Sedo I wasn't able ...

DomainReport.ca 1 day ago

Owner of Baby.com Wins .Baby For $3.1 Million Dollars.

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Johnson & Johnson which has owned and advertised  Baby.com for many years, just won the ICANN Last Resort Auction for the new gTLD .Baby for 3,088,888 Google, Minds + Machines, Donuts, Radix and Famous Four lost in the auction and unlike private auctions will not get any share of the winning bid. In the other […]

The Domains 1 day ago

UDRP Round Up: iWantValium.com; Viagra.Ninja; Minnesota.Life; Landshark.Beer; Playstation.co

 Mark As Read    

A few UDRP/URS case caught my eye over the last day or so. F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG the makers of Valium filed a UDRP on iwantvalium.com Doesn't everyone? The domain name was just registered back in June Pfizer Inc just won two separate UDRP on the domain names ViagraNinja.com and Viagra.Ninja Now that those are […]

The Domains 1 day ago

From GoDaddy to Certegy collections over a $13.17 ‘debt’

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Payment processor Certegy does not hold back; when it comes down to collecting a $25 dollar fee over a debt of $13.17 at GoDaddy, they will either get their money or report you to the credit bureaus, affecting your credit score in the process. A DomainGang reader and GoDaddy customer that wants to remain anonymous, […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 day ago

Johnson & Johnson pays $3.1M for .Baby, CREA $3.4M for .MLS

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.Baby and .MLS new TLDs awarded. Two new top level domain names contention sets were resolved at auction today. The auction with six participants ended with a lower price than the one with just two. Consumer products company Johnson & Johnson won .Baby with a $3,088,888 bid. It beat out Google, Minds + Machines, Donuts, […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Weekly Domain Name Brokerage Listings – 12/17

 Mark As Read    

Several domain brokers submitted domain sales listings this week. To purchase one of the domain names or to discuss one of the domain names listed below, please contact the broker directly, as I am not involved in any of the sales. You are invited to submit one domain name for sale in the comment section. It must be new to the market and it must ha...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Domain investors cashing in on the upcoming lifting of the embargo against Cuba

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President Obama's announcement of improved relationships with Cuba was welcomed with applause today; the half a century long embargo will eventually be lifted. Domain investors that have long believed in such a change in the US-Cuban relationships, should be excited; Rob Sequin‘s domain portfolio consists of several thousand domains related t...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Last week’s end user domain name sales at Sedo

 Mark As Read    

Some end user sales…and some probable end user sales. Sedo handled 573 transactions last week for a total of about $1.0 million of domain name sales. This week's end user list is shorter than usual, but that doesn't mean there were fewer end user sales. For one thing, there are a lot of domains still […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Human glitch lets hackers into ICANN

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It's 2014. Does anyone in the domain name business still fall for phishing attacks? Apparently, yes, ICANN staff do. ICANN has revealed that "several" staff members fell prey to a spear-phishing attack last month, resulting in the theft of potentially hundreds of user credentials and unauthorized access to at least one Governmental Advisory Committ...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Oversee Out of Conference Business - Sells Domainfest to NamesCon - New Shows in the Offing?

 Mark As Read    

After Oversee.net sold off the last of their high profile domain divisions, DomainSponsor.com, earlier this year most have expected them to ditch the Domainfest conference as well. That has now happened with NamesCon acquiring the event. Are new shows ahead?

DNJournal 1 day ago

Fa La La La La… Uniregistry Rumcakes!

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Twas the week Before Christmas When all through the ‘net I was regging domains Gasping at how much was spent When out on the lawn There arose such a clatter I sprang from my desk To see what was the matter Away to the door I flew like a flash There was Fedex! Bringing some

Godaddy Sued For $50 Million By Russian Millionaire Konstantin Malofeev

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According to Courthousenews.com, GoDaddy.com has been sued for $50 million by A Russian millionaire claiming Godaddy defamed him by hosting a number of websites that accuse him of fraud. Konstantin Malofeev sued GoDaddy, Domains by Proxy and John Doe – the anonymous operator of the websites – on Dec. 14 Malofeev claims he is a […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Russian millionaire sued GoDaddy in $50 million dollar defamation lawsuit

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Konstantin Malofeev, a Russian millionaire who alleges that GoDaddy defamed him by hosting a number of websites that accuse him of fraud, has filed a $50 million dollar lawsuit. According to Courthouse News Service, Konstantin Malofeev sued GoDaddy, Domains by Proxy and John Doe – the anonymous operator of the websites – on December 14 ...

DomainGang 1 day ago

.Website Collision Domains Give A Boost In Registrations: Here Are Available LLL/NNN/One Word Domains

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.Website which had its ICANN collision lists freed up recently has seen a nice bounce in daily registrations. Like a bunch of other TLDs, the spike in registrations appears to have come on the back of Black Friday and Cyber Monday registrations. The TLD saw volumes of 5 times that of the previous day’s registrations […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Could new TLDs have an SEO benefit in the future?

 Mark As Read    

Only if it improves search results. Using a new top level domain name instead of a .com or other gTLD does not give you a benefit in Google search results. Ditto for using a .com instead of a new TLD. They're basically the same. That's what Google says. And it makes sense when you think […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Yoyo Email: Last UDRP of 2014 lost to Lloyds Bank

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By now, one should be familiar with Yoyo Email Ltd; the British company asserts that its business model does not infringe on the brands and trademarks of others, all while using domains that conflict with that claim. More than two dozen cases were brought against Yoyo Email Ltd in less than six months in the […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 day ago

GoDaddy Job Opening: Vice President of Asia

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GoDaddy's Paul Nicks posted an interesting job opportunity on LinkedIn that may be of interest to someone who reads this blog. GoDaddy is seeking to hire a company Vice President of Asia. GoDaddy is looking to build a strong market position in Asia, and this hire will be helping to lead the company. According to the job opening on the GoDaddy caree...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

ICANN hacked, zone file system among victims

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Hackers phished ICANN employees to gain access to systems. ICANN revealed today that its systems were compromised by a phishing attack. The attack involved emails designed to look like they came from ICANN's own domain name being sent to members of its staff. Email credentials of several ICANN staff members were obtained. It appears the […]...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Wednesday , December 17th

 Mark As Read    

It's official, Namescon has become THE domain conference. Congrats to everyone at Namescon for merging with DomainFest.  Not sure you could call it a merger or an absorbing, but either way DomainFest will live on.  It was inevitable that either DomainFest was going to call it quits or join forces with someone.  Even more surprising…Domain Nam...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

ICANN Spear Phishing Hack Compromises Account Data

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Just over an hour ago I received an email from ICANN notifying us that: "ICANN is investigating a recent intrusion into our systems. We believe a spear phishing attack was initiated in late November 2014. It involved email messages that were crafted to appear to come from our own domain being sent to members of ... The post ICANN Spear Phishing Hac...

Domainer Income 2 days ago

ICANN Believes They Had A Spear Phishing Attack in November

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ICANN is looking into an attack on their systems that took place back in November, they have posted an announcement on their website and have said to stay tuned for further updates by checking back. ICANN is investigating a recent intrusion into our systems. We believe a "spear phishing" attack was initiated in late November […]

The Domains 2 days ago
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