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Two Articles Every Founder Should Read About Burn Rate

 Mark As Read    

Startup burn rates are always a hot topic and over the last week some very big names in the startup world have weighed-in to share their opinions. Since I know my blog is read by more than just startup founders I guess now would be a good time to explain what burn rate is. Burn […]

Domainvestors.tv 11 hours, 0 min ago

Watch out Silicon Valley – Washington, DC is the new high tech hotspot says DigitalDC.co

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Driving through DC, I noticed new maroon flags waving from lampposts promoting something called "DigitalDC". In small print on the flag was a web address. At first I couldn't tell if I was having trouble reading the domain name, but then I got a good look. Yes, the URL for innovation in DC is digitaldc.co. […]

DomainArts.com 11 hours, 28 min ago

HuffingtonPost highlights MLA.com stolen domain in story about the problem of domain theft

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Last year, I received an email offering MLA.com for sale. DomainTools showed that the domain had been held for years by Michael Lee and Associates in Illinois. Yet the seller was from Russia. I contacted Michael Lee who confirmed that the domain had been stolen. Today the Huffington Post published an article on the difficulties […]

DomainArts.com 13 hours, 22 min ago

How a Double Dose of Good News Made a Memorable Beach Vacation Even Better

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Last week my wife Diana and I were spending a week on vacation at one of our favorite places, Florida's Siesta Key, when we got a call about a big acquisition as well as word that one of our favorite people in the industry was moving to a new job in our hometown.

DNJournal 13 hours, 52 min ago

Frank Schilling has sold $12 million in domain names this year

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Schilling says his domain aftermarket sales have hit $12 million for the year. Frank Schilling has sold $12 million worth of his own domain names this year, already surpassing his total from 2013. Schilling disclosed this number in an update to DomainNameSales.com (DNS) clients. He said his sales platform has been the engine behind his […]

Domain Name Wire 16 hours, 17 min ago

Uniregistry: Lots of new domain features arriving in Q1 of 2015

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An email update from Frank Schilling's Domain Name Sales, hints of changes, updates and other improvements to take place on the popular domain parking platform and Registry. The intended timeline spans the present and into the first quarter of 2015. The email reads as follows, in part: Your friends at DomainNameSales.com would like to let […]...

DomainGang 16 hours, 43 min ago

Oroskopos: Horoscope war between two Greeks – Who won the UDRP ?

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A war of "horoscopes" erupted between two Greeks, over the domain name Oroskopos.tv. In rather dated Greek, the word "oroskopos" means "observer of the hours" and it's the source for modern day horoscopes. A UDRP filed at the WIPO by Newsphone Hellas SA of Greece, was targeting the ownership of the domain; Hercules Capritsas, of […] Copyright...

DomainGang 17 hours, 47 min ago

Phishers prefer free ccTLDs to new gTLDs

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Domains in free and cheap ccTLDs are much more likely to host phishing attacks than new gTLDs. That's one of the conclusions of the latest report of the Anti-Phishing Working Group, which found that Freenom's re-purposed African ccTLDs were particularly risky. The first-half 2014 report found 22,679 "maliciously registered" domains used in phishing...

DomainIncite.com 18 hours, 46 min ago

Will Facebook Buy Atlas.com?

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Last year, Facebook acquired a company called Atlas, and according to the Wall Street Journal, the goal is for the company to "Challenge Google's Dominance of the Online Ad Space." With a mainstream advertising platform that will have extensive reach, I think it would be important for the company to own Atlas.com just as Google owns Adsense.com. Th...

Domain Investing 19 hours, 27 min ago

EscrowHill: Handled the Escrow + Agreed deal expertly

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The recent acquisition of domain escrow newcomers, Agreed.com, by industry giant Escrow.com generated an interesting situation. When two escrow companies "collide", who will manage the transaction in an expert, unbiased, and trust-worthy manner? Enter EscrowHill.com, the company formed by industry veteran, Andee Hill. Known for its environmental pr...

DomainGang 19 hours, 41 min ago

Rise of the Dragon: Domain theft in China is gaining momentum

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China is a technological giant and a rapidly developing economy; the country is changing at unprecedented rates, unknown to most western economies. Facing this extreme financial growth, the Chinese have acquired a lethal attraction to consumerism and luxury. The ability to spend creates the desire to want and seek goods, services and digital assets...

DomainGang 20 hours, 26 min ago

This week’s new TLDs: .Bayern, .ovh and .deals

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A geo and an open .brand top level domain name launch this week. It's a slow week again for new top level domain names, and that will be the case going forward for awhile. On Tuesday, the geo domain .bayern (Bavaria) launches. On Wednesday, Donuts releases .deals in general availability. .City will enter the Early […]

Domain Name Wire 20 hours, 58 min ago

Berryhill: “Were Taking This to Court” As UDRP Rules Against Marchex’s Generic Banco24horas.com

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Tecnologia Bancaria S.A. of São Paulo, Brazil, just was awarded the generic domain names banco24horas.com and banco24horas.net Banco is Spanish for the word Bank and of course, "24 horas" translated from spanish is "24 hours" so the domains transferred we're "24 hour bank" in .com and .net Marchex Sales Inc. which was represented by John […]...

The Domains 22 hours, 13 min ago

Huffington Post Writes About Domain Name Theft

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There is an interesting article on the Huffington Post this morning that discusses the problems associated with domain name theft and the difficulty some owners encounter when trying to recover their stolen domain names. The writer interviewed "several recent victims" for the article, and DomainGang.com also received some positive acknowledgment as...

Domain Investing 22 hours, 32 min ago

Sedo end user domain name sales

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An aviation company and a seller of hair extensions among end user domain name buyers. Sedo handled 591 domain name transactions the week before last for a total of about $1 million in sales. The list includes a startup in Texas, a bunch of .uk purchases, and a company buying a .berlin domain name to […]

Domain Name Wire 22 hours, 46 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Monday 9/29

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I just want to say that I could possibly be the worst pro football picker ever.  I'm thinking of fading myself.  As I type this, I am 2-7 in the DnForum fantasy football pick league for the day and that's not a bad week.  That's a typical week.  I know my football pretty well, I just don't know all the crazy shit that happens all the time in the NF...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Law Enforcement Is Not Happy With Apple’s New Privacy Policy

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Apple changed its privacy policy with iOS 8 and it has many in law enforcement up in arms. In an article on Mashable written by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, members of law enforcement expressed their displeasure with some saying that the new policy could cost lives. One even went so far as to say that the iPhone […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Yahoo! pulls the plug on its Directory, Yahoo Education and Qwiki services

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In the mid to late 90's, if you managed to get your web site listed in the Yahoo! Directory, you were king; take one last good look at it before it's gone forever. Yahoo! started almost 20 years ago, by introducing the categorization of Internet destinations; the Yahoo! Directory was the very essence of Yahoo! […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Flippa – A Look Forward: Sadness.com, Organ.com, Down.com, Detect.com, BabyStore.com

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Reserve Met and Will Sell Sadness.com – 16 year old, one word domain with no reserve. Two weeks to go, and the price has plenty of room to run. .US portfolio – including Sapphire.us, Samples.us, Lady.us, February.us and 21 more. Most.ly – Neither hacks, nor random extensions are my thing, but that doesn't mean they won't sell for ...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Father Domainicus: Do not let China steal all the good numeric domains for a piece of bread

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Greetings and salutations, my brothers and sisters in domaining; this is Father Domainicus, on a busy, productive and exhilarating Sunday. It is my understanding that this very electronic publication has completed its 5th year of journey, and I would like to bless it and its operators, readers and other alumni and members of the Domain […] Co...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Safeway pulls all four new gTLD apps

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Retail giant Safeway has removed itself from the new gTLD program entirely, last week withdrawing all four of its applications. The $139-billion-a-year company had applied for the dot-brands .safeway, .vons, .justforu and the generic .grocery, but all four bids are now showing as withdrawn. Now that Safeway has withdrawn, the only remaining applica...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 9-28-2014

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On Friday we went to see The Equalizer. If you like action packed movies, then I suggest you go see this one. The movie was packed with non-stop action! It

Jason Thompson 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Sunday 9/28

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A little late today.  I'm winding down my marathon training for the Chicago Marathon but work is heating up with fall planting season in full swing.  Aka just when one thing becomes easier there's something right behind it to take up your time.  Here are today's names.  A few good ones on the list today. I'll update it as I go today so keep coming ...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Brief Tribute to Derek Jeter

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I tuned in to the New York Yankees game on Thursday night, just in time to see Derek Jeter drive in the go ahead runs against Baltimore. I continued watching, and I couldn't help but root for Jeter when he came to bat with the game on the line in the 9th. As a Red Sox fan, this feeling surprised me because I have rooted against Jeter and the Yankee...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Next Week’s New gTLD Launches

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There won't be a lot of action next week, only 6 new gTLDs will be in the spotlight: one landrush, three Early Access Programs and two General Availability phases. On Tuesday (September 30), Dot Bayern (German geo) will enter the General Availability period. The following day (Wednesday, October 1) will be a bit busier. There will be one...

Domaining Tips 2 days ago

Domain Flips and Flops: Supermobile.com, TheGolden.com, LoveHub.com, CaseFiles.com, IQIN.com

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Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and flops, with recent data courtesy of DN Journal and historical data from NameBio. Flips LoveHub.com – Sold recently for $14,985 at DomainNameSales, vs $1,021 in April this year at NameJet. Great profit in less than six months. They've got a log-in page live with their logo below…..so...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

The New York Times just called domainers ‘Cybersquatters’ in fear-mongering dot .NYC coverage

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Get your flags and picket lines ready, domainers; the "C" word is being used again, this time by the prestigious New York Times. In an article written to promote the launch of dot .NYC, staff writer Jim Dwyer plays the "Cybersquatter" tune time and again. Says Mr. Dwyer, in full fear-mongering parlance: "Until Oct. 7, […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 2 days ago

The Bash Bug Has No Easy Fix and Could Be More Problematic Than Heartbleed

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Earlier in the year it was Heartbleed and now there is another bug that has been uncovered, Shell Shock, which could be even more problematic. Many outlets have covered the topic and NPR did a good job breaking down, the who, what, where and what potential steps to take. From the article: Hundreds of millions […]

The Domains 2 days ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 9-27-2014

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It's my Monday and it is a slow one. Things are either very hectic during the weekend or extremely slow. This is allowing me to catch up on a few

Jason Thompson 2 days ago

Rightside Hackathon to Create Tools to Promote New TLDs

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Rightside manages 33 (and is in the running to manage several additional) new gTLD extensions, and the company operates popular domain registrars, Enom and Name.com. Clearly, it is in the company's best (financial) interest to sell domain names in the new extensions, particularly the extensions the company manages and will manage. On October 2nd an...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Microsoft Sway CDN Very Close To Launching

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Back on August 1, 2014 DotWeekly.com broke the news that Microsoft was very likely getting ready to potentially be launching a CDN (content delivery network) with the name Sway, as they purchased the domain name Sway.com and filed a generalized trademark for the term Sway. Also around the time, they registered the domain names Sway-CDN.com / .net a...

Dot Weekly 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Saturday 9/27

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Hope everyone enjoys the weekend.  I've got a busy one so I'll get straight to the names. Here they are RetailManagement.com   A lot of people go into this profession.  And man do I feel sorry for them.  18 years old and lots of bidders SpecialOne.com  17 years old.  Some times special is good, some times it's bad. Rosalyn.com   Not sure if anyone ...

Domain Shane 3 days ago

29 GoDaddy Discount Codes

 Mark As Read    

Very good week in terms of GoDaddy coupons, I'll be sharing 29 with you guys today. Some people are reporting that certain coupons don’t work if you copy/paste them during the checkout process and instead, only work if you use them as a link: https://cart.godaddy.com/Basket.aspx?isc=ABCDEFG … where ABCDEFG is the coupon you want to use. Here are th...

Domaining Tips 3 days ago

1st Day New gTLD Totals .Beer 2,078; .Surf 635; Here Are The More Interesting Registrations

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Two new gTLD's launched into general availability on Thursday by Minds + Machines and including Sunrise Registrations by trademark holders the number of domain names according to nTLDstats.com are .Beer 2,078 .Surf 635 .Beer marks the best first day of any Minds + Machines extension other than .London. Matter of fact other than .London, .Beer [R...

The Domains 3 days ago

Oktoberfest: Perfect timing for the launch of dot .Beer by Minds+Machines

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Minds+Machines picked the perfect time to launch dot .Beer as it is very close to the Oktoberfest beer festivals in the US, and abroad. In particular, the Great American Beer Festival that takes place in Boulder, Colorado, is a three day event, starting on October 2nd. The beer event is sponsored by the Brewers Association, […] Copyright Doma...

DomainGang 3 days ago

Update on Top 10 Sales from A Year Ago: Shout.com, eBet.com, Teen.xxx, Collectively.com, More

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Listed below are updates to the top 10 domain sales from a year ago, as ranked by DN Journal. 1. eBet.com for $1,350,000 Domain is under privacy protection and, for me at least, redirects to Google. In prior months, it has been parked with Internet Traffic. Presumably (?!?!) they have some sort of plan in place since they dropped over a million buc...

Domain Shane 3 days ago

Mark Cuban Does Not See Long Term Future for Bitcoin as a Currency

 Mark As Read    

Mark Cuban does not see Bitcoin being a long term play as far as being a currency. Cuban told Entrepreneur that if ever got into Bitcoin it would be purely for the entertainment value, kind of like buying and selling baseball cards. This is not the first time Cuban has expressed a disinterest in the […]

The Domains 3 days ago

Morgan’s Flippa Five – PremiumThemes.com, Backups.net, Livestock.com

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Hello, happy Friday and welcome to Morgan's Flippa Five! I hope you all had a great week, enjoy my five picks for this week below: 3 Domains with good resale potential Backups.net – I'm not usually a big .NET guy but the online backup space is huge and has a lot of players. This is a […]

Domainvestors.tv 3 days ago

Iron Man Star; Actor Robert Downey Jr Files UDRP on The Domain RobertDowneyjr.actor

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The star of the Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes movie series,  Robert Downey,  Jr has filed a UDRP on the new gTLD domain name RobertDowneyjr.actor. The domain was registered less than a month ago on August 31st by a Shashank Agarwal of India at Godaddy.com The domain name RobertDowneyjr.actor is going to a Godaddy placeholder. […]

The Domains 3 days ago

Why Dot .Beer domains might be bad for your wallet, hmm?!

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Many gTLD domain, resssults with variety string. Wht is kewl recently, Donuts – ha! – provided another fun gTLD, hey there Paul Stahura! Oh, wait. no! Donuts make dot .Coffee, not beer. Right? Right. It's Minds plus Machine…Machines! Yes, that's it. Minds+Machines=Beer. Dot Beer. Well.Hi there cutie. Waitress! Two moar beer. Frida...

DomainGang 3 days ago

DomainGang celebrates its 5th anniversary!

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It's been 5 great years already, and how the world of domains has changed since 2009! We now have gTLDs that only existed in "ClownPenis.fart" jokes. Halvarez is nowhere to be seen. Parked.com is gone. Morgan Linton is a millionaire (almost!) Frank Schilling owns a Registry, but not his own airline – yet. What hasn't […] Copyright Domai...

DomainGang 3 days ago

CENTR Domain Report: There Are Over 282.5 Million Domain Registered As Of August 1

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CENTR’s just published its quarterly publication covering worldwide  domain name statistics. As of August 1, 2014 there are 282,525,140   CENTR is the European ccTLD not for profit association dedicated to supporting the interest of country code TLD managers. The objectives of CENTR are to promote and participate in the development of high sta...

The Domains 3 days ago

Flock: Directi Launches Business Chat Product

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Divyank Turakhia, co-founder of Directi, announced that his company just launched a chat service targeting business users. The service is called Flock, and the company is using the Flock.CO domain name for this new business app. Here's what Div had to say about Flock in a Facebook post announcing the launch: "Excited about the launch of our new coo...

Domain Investing 3 days ago

SeekingAlpha: Facebook May Become Bigger Than Google AdSense

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In very interesting post was just published on SeekingAlpha.com, entitled "Facebook May Become Bigger Than Google AdSense" The author of the post is Alex Cho who is according to his bio a  "top contributor on Seeking Alpha in both the long ideas and technology section of the website. Alex Cho's articles have been featured on […]...

The Domains 3 days ago

Expired Domain Report: DormRoom.com $12.5k and hundreds more

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In Persian mythology, the Huma (???) is a Phoenix-like bird — part male, part female — that lives "its entire life flying invisibly high above the earth, and never alighting on the ground". Its shadow falling on one's head would foretell kingship. This meaning probably did not inspire the $11.5k sale of HUMA.com at NameJet […]...

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago

Company Domain Movers: Bright.com, Thesis.com & More

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Here is the latest round of DotWeekly Discoveries powered by DomainIQ.com! In these interesting articles I scour thousands of newly registered domain names, domains moving registrars, domain name server changes, domains moving into privacy protection, registrant changes, hosting changes and much more. Then I take a peak at whois data and historical...

Dot Weekly 3 days ago

Faux marketing firm Rantic website defaced in retaliation!

 Mark As Read    

Oh boy, where do we begin with this one. In a recent article, we praised the alleged PR stunt of a company named "Rantic" for creating a mass source of traffic from zero in just three days. That EmmaYouAreNext.com threat was a hoax, and the web site soon forwarded to Rantic.com, where a protesting message […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 3 days ago

UDRP filed against Bids.com, and it might be interesting

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Dispute might be over business rather than cybersquatting. A UDRP was filed against the generic domain name Bids.com yesterday, and this domain has an interesting history that suggests the issue might be bigger than cybersquatting. The domain was previously owned by Bidz.com, a company that is selling off its assets through "a General Assignment fo...

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago

Sedo Great Domains September Auction Results

 Mark As Read    

Sedo's Great Domains September monthly auction ended yesterday, and the sales total was just over $100k USD. The largest sale was for the 907.com domain name, which sold for 54000 EUR (just under $69,000 USD). This auction produced one of the lowest Great Domains results I can recall in quite some time, with only 8 domain names sold. Half of the sa...

Domain Investing 3 days ago
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