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.ninja Turns 1 W/ 35% Domains Pointing To Active Websites

 Mark As Read    

New TLD .ninja has turned 1 year old! With the birthday, Rightside has announced some impressive numbers to go with the birthday celebration with 35% of domains pointing to active websites.

The Domains 1 hour, 42 min ago

Harvard sues frequent UDRP loser to have its domains disabled

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Company that lost four UDRP complaints if filed against others might be at risk of losing its own domain name. Harvard has sued a handful of companies it says have copied its trademarked exam questions. Among these companies is one that lost four UDRP cases in a single week — Certplex, Ltd. Certplex lost four […]

Domain Name Wire 2 hours, 22 min ago

FBI Cyber Division forgot to renew key domain used in domain seizures

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is very busy dealing with cybercriminals, and often invite capable individuals to apply for the job. In a case of remarkable bureaucratic slip-up, they lost control of a key domain used in federal seizures. CIRFU.net, a domain that stood as an acronym for the FBI Cyber Initiative and Resource Fusion […] Cop...

DomainGang 2 hours, 43 min ago

FTC to ICANN on .Sucks: Yeah, we told you this would happen

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FTC wants ICANN to address overarching issues with new TLDs rather than one-off cases. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has responded to ICANN's request that it investigate the practices of top level domain name registry Vox Populi over its rollout of the .sucks domain name. I'd summarize its response as: "yeah, we told you this […]...

Domain Name Wire 3 hours, 5 min ago

Co. Invests €350,000 to “Disrupt Domain Industry”: 50 Million Registered But Unused Domains

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According to a press release out today, Axivate Capital a VC firm has "invested €350,000 to disrupt domain industry in "Undeveloped.com, a domain marketplace Undeveloped , says they have "crawled and indexed over 50 million registered but unused domain names. " Undeveloped's co-founder and CEO Reza Sardeha is quoted as saying: ""With over 288 milli...

The Domains 3 hours, 13 min ago

FTC slams new gTLDs but waffles over .sucks legality

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The US Federal Trade Commission has made some strong criticisms of the new gTLD program but has refused to answer the question of whether .sucks is behaving illegally. In a letter to ICANN today (pdf), FTC chair Edith Ramirez took the opportunity to ask for a bunch of changes to the program. But she declined […] Related posts: Rockefeller sl...

DomainIncite.com 3 hours, 19 min ago

Mike Berkens Was Right About FatTuesday.com

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A company called David Briggs Enterprises, Inc., operators of Fat Tuesday, filed a UDRP on FatTuesday.com. The National Arbitration Forum panel ruled in favor of the complainant, and the FatTuesday.com domain name will be transferred unless legal action is taken by the domain name registrant. Andrew Allemann published an article about the FatTuesda...

Domain Investing 3 hours, 23 min ago

Domain Movers: InkTV.com, Jude.org, VirtualAds.com and More Domains

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In the latest series of Domain Movers, domain detective Jamie Zoch digs hard to find domain names recently acquired or registered by large companies and this often tips the hand into future moves by these companies. Come and discover with me and enjoy some unique domain data!

The Domains 3 hours, 43 min ago

NAF panel orders transfer of FatTuesday.com to owner of Fat-Tuesday.com

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Panel really screwed this one up. A three person National Arbitration Forum panel has ordered the transfer of the domain name FatTuesday.com to David Briggs Enterprises, Inc. The complainant operates bars under the name Fat Tuesday and uses the inferior domain name Fat-Tuesday.com. Of course, Fat Tuesday is also the name for what many of […]

Domain Name Wire 4 hours, 17 min ago

ICANN fingers perps in new gTLD breach

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A small number of new gTLD registries and/or applicants deliberately exploited ICANN's new gTLD portal to obtain information on competitors. That's my take on ICANN's latest update about the exploitation of an error in its portal that laid confidential financial and technical data bare for two years. ICANN said last night: Based on the information ...

DomainIncite.com 4 hours, 21 min ago

Microsoft Files TM For HoloPet, Expired Domain Auction Live

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Microsoft has been making a big push with its HoloLens and with HoloStudio and HoloTour and now…. HoloPet! Microsoft has filed a trademark for the matching term HoloPet on May 23, 2015. Interesting to note, I remembered the "name" when I had seen the trademark today because yesterday I had noticed the domain name HoloPet.com is currently an e...

Dot Weekly 4 hours, 55 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday, May 28th, 2015

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2000 times.  That's how many times I've written this Daily Listing.  Some things have changed, some haven't.  A few notes and refreshers about the list.  One, if your domain is ending at auction and is a good domain, I am probably going to find it and list it here regardless of whether you let me know it up for auction. If it is good I will find it...

Domain Shane 6 hours, 34 min ago

GoDaddy Domain Discount Club IS Still Worth It!

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Last year around this time I wrote about GoDaddy Domain Discount Club and how I thought it was a good deal. Well, I still think it's a good deal and even more now than it was last year! In last years Domain Discount Club article I mentioned if you use a 35% off discount code, you got DDC for about $55 bucks. Well, the service has nearly doubled in ...

Dot Weekly 14 hours, 8 min ago

LLL Rule — Both .COM and .NET — at Sedo’s Great Domains Auction

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LLL.com and LLL.net rule at the Sedo Great Domains auction ending tomorrow morning. All the LLL.net have hit reserve, while only one of the twelve LLL.com has met reserve. Of course, the $31,000 in LLL.com bids that have hit reserve (1 domain) surpasses the $5,000 in LLL.net bids that have hit reserve (8 domains). The LLL.net domains have recently ...

Domain Shane 15 hours, 26 min ago

Weekly Brokerage Listings – 5/27

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The weekly domain brokerage listings have been published below. This week, submissions came from Sedo, NameConnect.com, and Media Options. Contact the listing broker directly to inquire about a domain name or to buy a listed domain name. This post will be listed on Domaining.com for additional exposure to people who submit their domain names for sa...

Domain Investing 20 hours, 34 min ago

Rick Schwartz acquired the domain Cybersquatter.com on Flippa

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It was a wild guess, but it turned out to be 100% accurate: Rick Schwartz, the Domain King, has acquired the domain Cybersquatter.com on Flippa. Exactly as we predicted yesterday, Rick's acquisition of Cybersquatter.com is an instant pointing of the domain to Hall Of Shame, a repository of shameful UDRP cases involving Reverse Domain Name […]...

DomainGang 20 hours, 52 min ago

ICANN Reports On Security Breach Of New gTLD Applicant Portal: 60 Searches: 200+ Records

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today provided an update on its investigation into a data exposure issue in the New gTLD Applicant and GDD (Global Domains Division) portals, first reported on 1 March 2015 In its 30 April announcement, ICANN noted its intention to disclose to affected users the identity of […]

The Domains 21 hours, 2 min ago

Domains Should Be Removed From Marketplaces Pending UDRP

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Yesterday, I wrote about the PHHH.com UDRP that is currently being mediated at the World Intellectual Property Organization. One of the interesting aspects of the case is that PHHH.com is listed for sale at Afternic with a $7k BIN price. I think domain names should temporarily be removed from domain marketplaces pending the outcome of the UDRP. Fro...

Domain Investing 22 hours, 37 min ago

Technology.ie Interviews Jothan Frakes and they are giving away free tickets to DomainFest

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Technology.ie is giving away 20 free tickets to DomainFest. Their website posted today, Technology.ie has got twenty tickets to give away to DomainFest Bulgaria next week. It’s just one of the events which form part of Bulgarian Internet Week, in a country which ranks second in the world for Internet use (average: 16 hours per person per […]

The Domains 22 hours, 49 min ago

Top 10 Odd Locations domainers might sell domains via Domain Name Sales

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Since its public launch in 2012, Domain Name Sales has made it easy for domain investors to provide quotes and sell their domain names. The use of templated messages provide sellers with extraordinary capabilities to respond in the shortest amount of time. Negotiating and closing domain deals is easy peasy. Thanks, Frank! ?? Here are […] Copy...

DomainGang 23 hours, 15 min ago

Domain definitions: Registrar and Registry

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The definition of registry is becoming fuzzy. Two of the most commonly misused words in mainstream articles about domain names are registrar and registry. Many publications use one when it should be the other. A registrar is the company where you register a domain name, such as GoDaddy or Name.com. A registry is the company […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Elequa LLL .com domain sales Part Deux

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Yesterday we published a large stash of LLL .com and NNNN .com domains being sold by legendary domain investor Thunayan K. AL-Ghanim, also known as Elequa. Future Media Architects, Elequa's domain asset holding company, was known for holding domain names for years without selling. Apparently, now it's time to cash in those gems at a […] Copyr...

DomainGang 1 day ago

THE Domain Conference Rolls Out New Website, Additions to Agenda & Discount Ticket Offer

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With the inaugural edition of THE Domain Conference now just four months away the organizers (Howard, Barbara and Ray Neu of TRAFFIC conference fame) have moved preparations for their maiden voyage at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Hotel in Fort Lauderdale into high gear.

DNJournal 1 day ago

What Fadi Chehadé should do in his last year as ICANN’s CEO

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Here's what companies and people want to see ICANN's outgoing CEO accomplish before he leaves the post. ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé made the surprise announcement last week that he would step down from his role as CEO of the organization next March. I reached out to a number of companies and people in the ICANN […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

GoMarch: Buy Now Good Generic Domains

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GoMarch is a series where I research the recently acquired Marchex domain name portfolio that GoDaddy.com very recently acquired for $28 Million and it has a lot of generic domains that they have very slowly started Buy Now pricing and I highlight some good ones in the group here. Each domain is directly linked to the buy now page for the domains l...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

New gTLD phishing still tiny, but .xyz sees most of it

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New gTLDs are not yet being widely used to carry out phishing runs, but most such attacks are concentrated in .xyz. That's one of the conclusion of the Anti-Phishing Working Group, which today published its report for the second half of 2014. Phishing was basically flat in the second half of the year, with 123,972 […] Related posts: Phishing...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

15 end user domain name purchases

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An accessories company, law firm and trade publisher bought domain names last week. Sedo had 598 domain name transactions last week for a total of $1.1 million. Two likely end user sales aren't on this list because they have whois privacy or are still in transfer: MyFood.com at $33,500 and FBet.com at €50,000. Neither domain […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Three Local Websites Not Functioning Due to Non-Renewal

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Yesterday, Google Alerts made me aware of three local websites that ceased to function due to non-renewal. This is a pretty common occurrence, but I thought it was interesting to read the local coverage because these websites are fairly high profile in their respective communities. On WHEC Rochester website, there is an article headlined Domain pro...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Draconian Chinese crackdown puts domain industry at risk

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The vast majority of top-level domain registries could soon be banned from selling domains into China due to a reported crackdown under a decade-old law. That's according to Allegrevita, a company that helps registries with their go-to-market strategies in the country. Allegrevita released a report last week claiming that Chinese registrars will be...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Krueger removed as chair as M+M finally starts seeing some revenue

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Minds + Machines co-founder Fred Krueger has been kicked out of his job as executive chairman of the company. The news came as the new gTLD registry reported its first full year of results as a proper, revenue-generating company. The company reported revenue of $1.9 million for 2014, compared to $56,000 in 2013. Its report […] Related posts:...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

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It's been fun to watch all the names getting bids over at Sedo.  They are seeing a resurgence in push to auctions because the LLLL.com and CCC.com markets are so hot.  Its obvious people are searching through the database and putting out bids and hitting Buy it Nows.  All leading to more sales and more auctions.  A lot of the initial bids are high ...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Minds + Machines Reports Earnings For 2014: Profit $22 Million: $46 Million in the Bank

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Minds + Machines (LON:MMX) reported its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2014. Minds + Machines reported a profit before in 2014 of $22.06 million against a profit of $1.14 million in 2013, largely as a result of receiving $33.72 Million for withdrawing applications for new gTLD's that were in private auctions. The […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Domain Flips (1280.com, JZ.tv, QQQ.cc, JEJO.com) and Flops (OnDomains.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 1280.com sold recently for 26,100 USD at NameJet, vs 1,600 USD on 2008-07-30 at Afternic. Around 14x return after commission. Shouldn't be too big of a surprise if you've been following numerics. JZ.tv sold recently for 6,800 USD at NameJet, vs 400 US...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

THE Domain Conference : Hands on WordPress sessions announced

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THE Domain Conference opens its gates on September 26th, 2015; the familiar Florida family of Howard Neu announced an extended WordPress workshop today. The sessions will take place on September 28th and 29th, with Brett Napoli leading the presentation. Brett is the Founder & CEO of Ambition Insight, a Web Development and Media company speciali...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Mind + Machines Chairman & Co-Founder Fred Krueger Resigns - Will Turn Attention to Mozart

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There was a major surprise in the annual report released by new gTLD registry operator Minds + Machines today. Page 3 of the report was a resignation letter from Executive Chairman Fred Krueger who founded the company with current CEO Antony Van Couvering in 2009.

DNJournal 1 day ago

Bought a Month Ago For $12K Fbet.com Leads Sedo’s $1.1M Transactions at $50,000 Euros

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Over the past week, 598 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.1 Million The domain selling for the highest amount is this week is Fbet.com which was purchased on Sedo just a little over a month ago for $10,099 and just sold again on Sedo for 50,000 Euro's which is over […]

The Domains 1 day ago

PHHH.com Subject of UDRP

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It looks like a UDRP was recently filed against the PHHH.com domain name at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The complainant in this case is a company called PHH Corporation, and it is WIPO Case D2015-0825. The registrant of the domain name appears to be located in China. My first thought is that this is a fairly valuable acrony...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Cybersquatter.com – How much did the domain sell for at Flippa ?

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The domain name Cybersquatter.com was sold on Flippa, after being listed for a few days; during that time, its seller changed the BIN several times, and added a portfolio of other domains as ‘freebies.' The term ‘cybersquatter‘ is considered extremely insulting to domain investors, and it's a leftover from older times when anyone ...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Sold! New domain name auctions with Sheel Mohnot – DNW Podcast #34

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How hundreds of new top level domain name conflicts were settled. Which company has facilitated the most (dollar wise) domain name auctions over the past couple years? It's not the regular industry marketplaces. Instead, it's Innovative Auctions, the company that has handled over 100 auctions in the past couple years to settle new top level […...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

This week’s new TLDs: .Apartments

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You can move into a .apartments domain name this week. Donuts releases one domain name in regularly-priced general availability this week and some good ones enter Early Access. .Apartments launches on Wednesday, with many registrars offering prices around $50. This should be a great domain name for geo domains. You might want to look for […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

GoMarch: Generic Domains, Buy Now: Including Coyotes.com

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GoMarch is a series I am doing in which I am highlighting generic domains that GoDaddy.com has recently acquired from the Marchex domain name portfolio and they are now Buy Now pricing the domains to make it easier to purchase. GoDaddy acquired around 204K domain names for $28 Million, so I dig through the masses to find the good domains. Are the p...

Dot Weekly 2 days ago

Elequa : Tapping the Chinese LLL .com and NNNN .com domain market

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Elequa is a world-famous domain investor, whose investments include several premium and short domain names. How short? It doesn't get any better than i.net, the private domain Registrar that manages many of Elequa's domain assets. Last year, Future Media Architects, the company founded by Elequa, temporarily lost several premium LLL .com domains du...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Domain Movers: SJ.com, Ploom.com ShoppingCart.com and More

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Domain Movers detects recently acquired, registered and simply moving domain names by some of the largest companies in the world. This often leads to new businesses, products, services, ad campaigns and much more!

The Domains 2 days ago

NamePros Providing Promoted Auctions for Free to Members

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NamePros announced that it will be helping its members generate publicity for their NamePros domain auctions by promoting them at the top of the website. The promoted auction links will appear on a rotating basis above the large Uniregistry banner. This added promotion is free of charge for NamePros members. When it comes to auctions, the first obs...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Version 3.0 : Domain Name Sales updates domain quote form yet again

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Just four days ago we caught a redesigned contact form at Domain Name Sales; the update was an improvement of the quote form that had been in place since the very beginning. The layout of such forms and the amount of info they require, can decide whether a visitor proceeds with providing their contact information. […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 2 days ago

Fred Krueger pushed out of Minds + Machines, company reports $5 million bookings

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Co-founder leaves company and will focus on his website building platform. Minds + Machines released 2014 results today, and also announced that the board has voted co-founder Fred Krueger out of the company and his role as executive Chairman. Keith Teare, a British tech entrepreneur, will take over as Chairman. The move doesn't come as […]...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Numeric Domain Market On Fire

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The numeric domain name market is running wild thanks to the very active Chinese market! Five and six number .com domain names are seeing prices climbing at a rapid rate. Four number .com domain names are easily starting to reach five figures (yes some are still selling at four figures depending on number quality) but four number domain prices are ...

Dot Weekly 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

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Someone emailed me a great question about why I didn't like domains built on another's brand.  I had mentioned on DomainSherpa that I don't like GotSomething domains because the Dairy farmers liked to defend their Got marketing campaign.  I couldn't back up my claims with any cases but I know I had heard that in the past they would send out C and D...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

The Co-Founder Of Minds + Machines Fred Krueger Is Leaving The Company

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Fred Krueger, executive chairman and co-founder of Minds + Machines (LON:MMX) is stepping down according to a press release by the company today. Fred Krueger will be succeeded as chairman by Keith Teare, with the role now being a non-executive one. ""The changing of the guard marks the evolution of Minds + Machines from a […]

The Domains 2 days ago

One Company Just Spent Over $150K In .Apartment Domains & Donuts Makes Over $220K Just In Day 1

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Donuts just I believe set a new gTLD record for selling 21 new gTLD's on the 1st day of the Early Access Program (EAP) in which wholesale prices are $10K and retail prices range from around $11K to $12,500. Meaning that Donuts took $210,000 in just EAP fees for day 1 of EAP plus many […]

The Domains 2 days ago
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