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Laughable security report labels Google Registry “shady”

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A report by security company Blue Coat Systems today denounced new gTLDs as "shady" and recommended organizations think about blocking the "shadiest" ones entirely. The study classified "tens of millions" of domains requested by users of its censorware service according to whether they had content that posed a security risk. It found that nine new ...

DomainIncite.com 38 minutes ago

BlueCoat Study: Top 10 Shady Sites in New gTLD’s Is Severely Flawed as Unlaunched .Zip is #1

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Blue Coat Systems, Inc, an enterprise security company, issued a report today of the 10 new gTLD's that have the most "Shady Sites" (pdf) concluding that "more than 95% of websites in 10 new Top Level Domains (TLDs) are suspicious" The report is already getting a lot of coverage in the mainstream media but there […]...

The Domains 48 minutes ago

AutismAwareness.com Launched by Alan Dunn

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Alan Dunn, who earlier this year launched his domain name advisory company NameCorp, has announced the launch of a more personal project, AutismAwareness.com. According to the website, AutismAwareness.com was created by Alan "to help share resources, inspirational stores and yes, even some personal moments." Although the website was launched recent...

Domain Investing 1 hour, 4 min ago

$116k in Sales on August 31st – Daily Market Report

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The top sale of the day was limegreen.com which sold for $6,100 at NameJet. NameBio recorded 211 sales for a total of $115,565 with an average sale price of $548. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 17% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount increased by 43%. Sales With History The domain thestepfather.com sold for $1,...

NameBio Blog 3 hours, 4 min ago

ICANN finally publishes THAT .africa letter, makes me look like an idiot

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ICANN has finally published the letter it controversially drafted for the African Union Commission in order to help it express support for ZA Central Registry's .africa bid. Having now read the draft letter for the first time, on balance I'd have to say my previous opinions on its contents were more wrong than right. The […] Related posts: R...

DomainIncite.com 3 hours, 32 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Tuesday, September 1st 2015

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Ahh September, when the domain market (and the stock) starts to heat up.  Vacations are over, kids in school, and in many places the colder weather sends you back inside.  This summer was not nearly as slow as past years so either fall is going to be huge, or the gun powder is all spent.  If I have to bet, I'm going to say its going to be a great f...

Domain Shane 3 hours, 36 min ago

Dsad Daily Auction Recap

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Another desert thunderstorm rolled in tonight. Huge micro burst hit about 2 miles down the street from us last night and it took out a few telephone poles, a street light and a few hundred feet of brick wall. We may not have a big storm cells often but when they do come in they are pretty incredible. Hopefully you actually get to read this and the ...

Domain Shane 6 hours, 42 min ago

GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving to do 2nd Reddit AMA

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Shortly after becoming CEO of GoDaddy, Blake Irving participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) discussion. Following Blake Irving's AMA, I posted a recap of the event with the questions I felt were relevant as someone who buys and sells domain names. This evening, Blake took to Twitter to announce that he will participate in a second AMA sessio...

Domain Investing 14 hours, 16 min ago

NamePros Daily: Afternic Password issue – Current value of pronounceable LLLL.coms – newbie doubts – This month we are going to sell some of our top domains on Flippa

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Did you register any domain names from the 77 LLL.CA or the 236 LLL.TV domain names that I shared that... The post NamePros Daily: Afternic Password issue – Current value of pronounceable LLLL.coms – newbie doubts – This month we are going to sell some of our top domains on Flippa appeared first on Robbie's Blog.

Robbie's Blog 16 hours, 0 min ago

Luxus.com : 19 year old domain saved from the claws of a UDRP

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Luxus.com, a domain registered in 1996 – the golden era of the commercial Internet for domain registrations – was challenged in a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum. A Canadian company, Luxus Management Co. Ltd., asserted rights to the domain, although they acquired a Canadian trademark in 2011 – more than 16 years since the [...

DomainGang 16 hours, 16 min ago

Over 100 Kanye West President Domains Registered Today In Many Extensions Even .XYZ

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Since announcing he is running for President of the United States in 2020 at the MTV Music Video Awards last night,  people have been registering domain names related to the hip-hop artist promised presidential run. From PresidentKanyeWest.com to Kanye2020.com to people who are really looking down the road registering kanyewestforpresident2024.com ...

The Domains 17 hours, 21 min ago

236 LLL.TV domain names available to Hand Register – NYB.TV, YUC.TV, QVD.TV, JOZ.TV

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Yesterday we posted 77 LLL.CA domain names available for Registration Fee Only and several were registered from the list such... The post 236 LLL.TV domain names available to Hand Register – NYB.TV, YUC.TV, QVD.TV, JOZ.TV appeared first on Robbie's Blog.

Robbie's Blog 18 hours, 40 min ago

Flippa – A Look Forward: OAN.com, StayFit.com, 0K.com, FX.io, 078.org

 Mark As Read    

Reserve Met and Will Sell TopMortgage.com – The plural sold for $1,125 in March of this year, and the singular is well below that price right now. FX.io - I have no idea what an LL.io is worth, but I'm looking forward to seeing how this auction ends. Putting aside the extension for a moment, FX = big money. 078.org – If memory serves me...

Domain Shane 18 hours, 43 min ago

Internet Reboot report : XYZ domains hard on people with arthritis!

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A new report by the Internet Reboot institute reveals some shocking findings about XYZ domains and their effect on people with irreversible, degenerative arthritis. After studying a sample of twenty five million Internet users, the Internet Reboot institute generated heatmap-enhanced tables. The report states that 88% of those that navigate to .XYZ...

DomainGang 19 hours, 15 min ago

Owner Of KanyeForPresident.com Receives An $80,000 Offer

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I don't normally report on news that I hear from TMZ, but this one certainly caught my eye. As some of you know, Kanye West announced that he is going […]

Jason Thompson 19 hours, 17 min ago

Company tries to emulate Chinese TM domain scam, fails miserably

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The trademark domain name scam is one of the oldest in the book. A registrar from China emails you, saying that someone is trying to register domain names very similar to your trademark or existing domain names. They're checking with you as a courtesy to see if you'd like to register the domains first. Although […]

Domain Name Wire 21 hours, 30 min ago

Domain Marketplace 5-way comparison : Part #4 “ NameJet

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User experience (UX) design aims at making the process and interaction with web sites a smooth experience. We've put to test five big domain marketplaces “ Afternic, Flippa, GoDaddy, NameJet and Sedo “ in order to assess their ability to present domain data efficiently and intelligently to their users. After covering Afternic, Flippa and GoDaddy [&...

DomainGang 21 hours, 52 min ago

.XYZ seeks to dismiss Verisign’s expert testimony

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New TLD company claims some expert testimony should not be allowed. .XYZ is asking the court to dismiss expert testimony from four expert witnesses in Verisign's false advertising lawsuit against the new top level domain company. Some of the court filings are heavily redacted, leaving out the juicy details many in the domain name want […]...

Domain Name Wire 21 hours, 53 min ago

Giving .Love to new TLDs with Christa Taylor – DNW Podcast #48

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New domain name consultant Christa Taylor discusses the current state of new top level domains. Christa Taylor runs new top level domain name consulting firm Dot TBA, which has assisted a number of new TLD applicants with their financial projections. She's also currently involved with the launch of the .Love top level domain. Christa discusses [...

Domain Name Wire 22 hours, 33 min ago

More symbolics: Aron Meystedt acquires VE.com

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Aron Meystedt already owns the oldest .com domain, Symbolics.com. This does not mean he sits on his domain laurels, and over the years he acquired several generic domains and short acronyms. His XF.com is used as a Dallas based investment company, and it seems that Aron just acquired another two letter gem, VE.com. According to […] Copyright ...

DomainGang 23 hours, 8 min ago

What Do Big Brands Spend On Domains? Wikileaks Publishes Sony/MarkMonitor Invoices

 Mark As Read    

What are big brands paying to protect and buy domain names? Well, we have uncovered some invoices released by Wikileaks that give us some clues what domain name registrar MarkMonitor.com charged.

The Domains 23 hours, 16 min ago

VE.com Acquired by Aron Meystedt

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The Whois for VE.com changed over the weekend, and Aron Meystedt of XF.com Company is listed as the new owner of the domain name. Aron is also the Director of the Intellectual Property Department at Heritage Auctions. I don't recall seeing the domain name listed for sale anywhere, so I don't have any idea of the price to acquire the domain name. I ...

Domain Investing 23 hours, 16 min ago

This week: .Amsterdam, .Fans, .FYI and .MBA

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New domain names become available Tuesday and Wednesday this week. A handful of new domain names are hitting domain registrars' shelves this week. On Tuesday, .Amsterdam enters general availability. There is a fairly limited list of domain name registrars on nic.amsterdam, but 101Domain is offering them for $41.99. On Wednesday, you can start showi...

Domain Name Wire 23 hours, 45 min ago

GoDaddy Expands Online Store Offering with More Than a Dozen New Features

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Integrated email marketing, shipping and security for ecommerce shop improves customer relations and saves owners time SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world's largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today announced a number of … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 23 hours, 54 min ago

Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 3

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I've sent this week's newsletter a few moments ago and compared to last week's, it contains three times more domains. Anther difference is represented by the fact that the prices are extremely low this week, with most domains being in three figure territory. Now as a broker, I'd love nothing more than to sell a blockbuster...

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

Run Off for THE Domain Conference Awards

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Howard Neu sent me an email last night with an update about THE Domain Conference Awards. There is going to be a run-off vote for this year's awards, and Escrow.com will be collecting the votes. Here's what Howard told me: The response to our Primary Election Ballot has been tremendous. Our thanks to Brandon Abbey and Escrow.com for receiving, tabu...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Pheenix to offer $13.99 domain name backorders

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Already inexpensive drop catching service to offer cut rate pricing as it boosts number of registrars. Expired domain name backordering service Pheenix is offering a new tier of expired domain backorders at just $13.99 per domain. The new "Super Saver" backorders be usurped by any standard Gold backorders. The Gold backorders cost a little bit [...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Finalists For THE Domain Conference Awards Announced - Vote for Winners Before 8PM EDT Tuesday

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After more than 160 individuals or companies were nominated for THE Domain Conference Awards, run off balloting was conducted last week to choose the finalists. They were announced this morning when the last round of voting to pick the winners also opened. The polling will close at 5PM U.S. Eastern Pacific Daylight Time (8PM EDT) tomorrow.

DNJournal 1 day ago

20 Yr Old, 160 Person Agency Rebrands From UpShot.net to Upshot.Agency: “Everyone Will Be Using Them”

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Inc.com just published a post on a Chicago based marketing firm that just re-branded itself from upshot.net to the new gTLD Upshot.Agency saying that once the new gTLD's catch on everyone will be using them. Upshot is a 160-employee agency which is celebrating its 20th birthday conducted what it describes as a "self-evaluation" and as […]...

The Domains 1 day ago

After The Run Off: Here Is THE Domain Conference Official Domain Industry Award Ballot

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The organizers of THE Domain Conference just published the final Ballot for the Domain Industry Awards for 2015. Last week a ballot with over 100 nominees went live for voting and although a record number of votes were cast, no one candidate in any category received more than 50% of the votes, so there is […]

The Domains 1 day ago

$81k in Sales on August 30th – Daily Market Report

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The top sale of the day was iomega.com which sold for $10,050 at DropCatch. NameBio recorded 181 sales for a total of $80,601 with an average sale price of $445. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 6% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount decreased by 33%. Sales With History The domain townofpennington.com sold for $2...

NameBio Blog 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Monday, August 31st 2015

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I hope you guys have been enjoying Aaron J's daily recap of this list. If you haven't its worth a daily read.  It's one thing to just pick a few names but it's nice to see how the picks actually came out and Aaron does a great job of having some fun with it.  Much better than a one minute headline and then a bunch of links.  If you haven't checked ...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Sales Persistence: 120 Contacts to Close a Single Sale – With Joe Uddeme

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You're lazy.There. I said it.If you’re like most of us, when you identify a potential domain name buyer or seller, you might reach out a handful of times. But after hearing “no” once or twice, you move on.Broker Joe Uddeme, however, knows that success requires on average eight to 10 contacts per buyer or seller. In fact, one of his sales took 120 c...

DomainSherpa 1 day ago

Dsad Daily Auction Recap

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I had Ribs tonight and they were good. They cooked a little too long in the oven before they were grilled off so they were messy because the meat was falling off the bone. It was still a great end to the weekend. Now back to work! GoDaddy WebTime.com 20 years old. Name hasn’t lost any meaning or value in the 20 years since it was first registered. ...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

GoDaddy two way authentication : Use it!

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Now that GoDaddy has rolled out two way authentication internationally, there is no excuse not to use it. In 2014 and 2015, the proliferation of domain theft targeted GoDaddy customers in record numbers. One cannot blame it on anything else than the fact that in pure numbers, GoDaddy is the biggest domain registrar in the […]

Acro.net 1 day ago

NamePros Daily: Is Pheenix Still Alive? 5 x LLLL.Net, NewYorkLover.com, LLLL.com Domains Wanted & Warning on 4 x LLLL.com listed for sale

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Here is todays list of threads from Namepros.com that has caught my eye, Did you check out the post from... The post NamePros Daily: Is Pheenix Still Alive? 5 x LLLL.Net, NewYorkLover.com, LLLL.com Domains Wanted & Warning on 4 x LLLL.com listed for sale appeared first on Robbie's Blog.

Robbie's Blog 1 day ago

Amazon Getting To 3D Printing Biz? Registers Amazon3Dprinting.com: Filed a Patent in February

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Is Amazon about to get into the 3D Printing business? Amazon just registered the domain name Amazon3Dprinting.com, after filing a Patent back in February 2015. The domain Amazon3Dprinting.com was just registered by Amazon through brand protection company MarkMonitor.com  on August 27th. 3D printing has certainly been one of the hotter trends to tak...

The Domains 1 day ago

Domain Flips (LGBTQ.com, CloudBrowser.com) and Flops (SUSD.com, SportsInjury.com) from NameBio

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Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and flops, with data courtesy of NameBio. Flips LGBTQ.com sold for 37,500 USD on 2015-08-23 in a private transaction, vs 605 USD on 2015-07-17 at NameJet. Wowzers….62x return in a month. Call me jealous. I wasn't sure what the Q stood for, so I did a quick search and found an article on it. T...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

WordSafety.com – Cool Free Site if you are registering a new domain

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As domain name investors we often look at brandable domain names and abbreviations etc, we normally only consider the English... The post WordSafety.com – Cool Free Site if you are registering a new domain appeared first on Robbie's Blog.

Robbie's Blog 1 day ago

77 LLL.CA Domain Names Available for $13.88

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Further to my post yesterday here is a list of 77 available LLL.CA domain names to register. I know everyone loves... The post 77 LLL.CA Domain Names Available for $13.88 appeared first on Robbie's Blog.

Robbie's Blog 1 day ago

Dsad Daily Auction Recap

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I took the kids over to my parents house yesterday afternoon to go swimming. I didn't think about the fact that there were a few storms over the last few days and that the pool would be dirty. It was a mess, we were not going to be swimming today. As if to confirm this the clouds started rolling in. 15% chance of rain they said. It pored rain for h...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Uniregistry and InternetTraffic are merging in December

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Uniregistry is ending months of speculation about the date of merging services with InternetTraffic, the PPC branch of the company. For the past several months, the two companies are working hard towards integrating the two consumer platforms into one; the Uniregistry domain registrar, and the Domain Name Sales venue for domain sales and parking. T...

DomainGang 1 day ago

There Aren’t Always “Right or Wrong” Answers

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Perhaps the most amazing thing about the Internet, from my perspective as an entrepreneur and an investor, is the fact that it makes it possible to implement a wide range of different and a lot of times seemingly contradictory business models. Domain investing does not represent an exception. A lot of investors make the mistake of

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

Happy Birthday Ron Jackson

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Today is Ron Jackson birthday, I just wanted to wish him a very Happy Birthday and thank him for all... The post Happy Birthday Ron Jackson appeared first on Robbie's Blog.

Robbie's Blog 2 days ago

$120k in Sales on August 29th – Daily Market Report

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NameJet had six of the top ten sales, and it also had the top two sales yesterday. The top sale of the day was aise.com which sold for $19,509. NameBio recorded 170 sales for a total of $119,513 with an average sale price of $703. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 6% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount increased by...

NameBio Blog 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Sunday, August 30th 2015

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The triple number at the end of 5N.coms are really heating up.  They seem to be crossing four figures regularly now. A triple repeating 5N.com are often going for over $10K.  It getting crazy but I think it will keep getting crazier.  Frank Schilling thinks otherwise.  It will be fun to see who's right a year from now.  Gotta run a little early tod...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

NamePros Daily: CLN.com – What’s the Value? Burials.com, DDS.org – Make an Offer, What’s Nigeria.info worth?

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See todays NamePros Daily, Threads that I have randomly picked to see if other domain name investors can help each out... The post NamePros Daily: CLN.com – What's the Value? Burials.com, DDS.org – Make an Offer, What's Nigeria.info worth? appeared first on Robbie's Blog.

Robbie's Blog 2 days ago

Reg Fee Names – Do you want to see some – NNNNNN.com, LLL.CA or NNNN.co.uk?

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Before I started RobbiesBlog.com, I used to own the domain name RegFeeNames.com this was back in 2008 and I let the... The post Reg Fee Names – Do you want to see some – NNNNNN.com, LLL.CA or NNNN.co.uk? appeared first on Robbie's Blog.

Robbie's Blog 2 days ago

Update on Top 10 Sales from a Year Ago: Maca.com, LEA.com, Dolphin.org, More

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Listed below are updates to the top ten domain sales from a year ago, as ranked by DN Journal. Not alot of developed sites this week, in part thanks to half of the list being LLL.com domains that are likely held for investment purposes, rather than being picked up by an end user for development. 1. Maca.com for $150,000 This domain was an upgrade f...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Am I the Only Domain Investor Who *Doesn’t* Splurge on Technology?

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As someone who earns a living on the Internet, you might think I'm the type of person who always buys the latest gadgets. However, I'm the exact opposite and just wanted to see if I'm somewhat of an exception or if others also share my reluctance to spend money on technology-related stuff. My laptop is ridiculously

Domaining Tips 2 days ago
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