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Flippa – A Look Forward: Tasks.com, UZO.com, OnlineStorage.com, CellPhone.ca, M.et

 Mark As Read    

Reserve Met and Will Sell 333 domain portfolio – Sold previously, but the buyer flaked out. Bidding at mid-$x,xxx with over a week to go. Names include CashApplications.com, TrackDeliveries.com, ConsumerGuidelines.com, FastestCredit.com. Sailing.info - The .net sold for $10k in 2011, and the .info is still in the 3-figures….though perha...

Domain Shane 2 hours, 26 min ago

Next Week’s New gTLD Launches

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We're looking at, without a doubt, the busiest week ever from a General Availability perspective. There will be no landrush phases, only two Early Access Program phases but (brace yourself) 18 General Availability phases. No, it's not a typo. First of all, here are the General Availability phases that will start tomorrow (Monday, the 15th of Septem...

Domaining Tips 5 hours, 44 min ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 9-14-2014

 Mark As Read    

If you are thinking of starting a startup make sure to spend a few months researching hosting companies. You can build a successful application, but if your customers can't get

Jason Thompson 8 hours, 34 min ago

Father Domainicus: Apple and other rotten fruit of Domaining

 Mark As Read    

Greetings and salutations, my brothers and sisters in domaining; this is Father Domainicus, delivering the message of our Domain Lord on a fabulous Sunday afternoon. During the numerous congregations of our Domain Church, many a domainer investor ask me, "Father Domainicus, what is your position on the technological revolution of smart phones and o...

DomainGang 8 hours, 45 min ago

NamesCon 2015: More Time, More People, More Opportunities

 Mark As Read    

About this time last year, NamesCon 2014 was a napkin idea. In 90 days we put together a conference with 7 keynote speakers, 25 panels and over 100 panelists that won accolades from every corner of the internet naming space. Hearing that people did more business in their first day of NamesCon than during entire conferences elsewhere was not unusual...

Domain Investing 11 hours, 7 min ago

.XYZ 1st New gTLD To Break 500,000 Registrations

 Mark As Read    

.XYZ has become the first new gTLD to break the 500,000 registration mark. According to ntldstats.com has 501,459 domain registrations. A little of 377,000 of these registrations are from Network Solutions which as we at TheDomains.com discovered early on, are free registrations. Onamae.com a Japanese registrar owned by GMO has over 55,000 of the r...

The Domains 12 hours, 0 min ago

Landrush For .Website & .Press Ends Monday: Here’s a Special Price & Available Domains

 Mark As Read    

The Landrush for three Radix's new gTLD's, .Website, .Press and .Host closes on Monday at Noon EST We have a special coupon code that will save you 10% off the landrush and pre-registration for any non-premium priced .website and .Press domain. The coupon code only works at 101domain.com and we furnished to the readers of […]

The Domains 12 hours, 23 min ago

Is Domaining Dead?

 Mark As Read    

A few days ago I came across a post on a forum that said domaining is dead as we know it. That got me thinking is domaining dead? Why do they think domaining is dead? GTLDS is what they mainly said due to them flooding the market with the same domains at different extensions.  Well […]

NamePhase.com 1 day ago

Minds + Machines: Unboxing the promotional toolkit

 Mark As Read    

New gTLD domain registry, Minds+Machines, is most likely to be remembered by the domainer community, after they declared "the death of the .com" in a Facebook ad. The uproar caused by that statement is still remembered and often parodied. Despite the occasional spoof ad, Minds+Machines means business, and they have apparently allocated a healthy bu...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Domain Flips (CTR.org, OfficeInsurance.com, PeakDesign.com) and Flops (WOIS.com)

 Mark As Read    

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 CTR.org – Sold recently for $10,000 at DomainNameSales, vs $996 earlier this year at GoDaddy. Also sold for $859 back in 2007 at TDNAM. Based on the sales prices alone, the value was essentially flat fo...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Reverse Domain Name Hijacking versus Cybersquatting – Which is worse?

 Mark As Read    

The use of outlandish claims and unjustified arguments against domain investors by corporations intending to steal domains via a UDRP, often results to a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH). These UDRP decisions are often cited for their ultimate "gift" to the domain investing community, and Rick Schwartz maintains a list of such decisi...

DomainGang 1 day ago

18 Year Old MySchool.com Hit With UDRP For The Second Time in 4 Years

 Mark As Read    

The domain name MySchool.com looks to be getting hit with a UDRP for a second time in four years. Back in 2010 Joseph L. Carpenter brought a UDRP against Andy Booth and his Foresight.com. At that time Carpenter alleged the following: The Complainant alleges that he has used MYSCHOOL as a trademark and brand name […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Huffington Post: Dot .XYZ domain is not a trademark, says cybersquatter!

 Mark As Read    

In what appears to be only the second UDRP involving a dot .XYZ domain so far, the registrant of HuffingtonPost.XYZ alleged that the Complainant "does not have a valid trademark." The imbecilic statement was made with full ignorance of the registered trademark for "Huffington Post", a mark registered in 2006. The Complainant, America Online, is [&#...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Company Domain Movers From Target, Mozilla & More

 Mark As Read    

Welcome to another round of company domain movers in a series I call DotWeekly Discoveries. The following are domain names that have been registered, purchased and simply moving for some reason by large companies. These are often very early discoveries and lead to new products, services and more by many of the companies mentioned. I do not do these...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

California Bars Online Retailers From Fining For Posting Negative Reviews

 Mark As Read    

In response to online retailers threatening their customers with hefty fines for posting negative reviews, California has passed legislation that bans businesses from trying to contractually prohibit customers from publicly expressing their opinion about the business. Signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday, the law outlaws so-called "non-di...

10 GoDaddy Discount Codes

 Mark As Read    

Decent week for GD coupon enthusiasts, especially since 7 out of today's 10 discount codes should work worldwide. As far as the remaining 3 are concerned, I'm not sure. Didn’t use any of them myself, so I can’t guarantee they’ll work. Some people are reporting that certain coupons don’t work if you copy/paste them during the checkout process...

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

SeekingAlpha: Shares of Rightside Have At Least 37% Downside

 Mark As Read    

SeekingAlpha the Stock publication, just published a pretty scathing review of Rightside, (NASDAQ:NAME) the spin off of Demand Media, in a story entitled "Rightside is Its Trending on the Wrongside." The story cites some publications in the domain industry including TheDomains.com Domainincite.com and Circleid.com The story comcludes comparing the ...

The Domains 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Saturday 9/13

 Mark As Read    

I've stated over the last few years that I've never had a computer before that isn't Apple.  Since 1976 that's all I've ever had.  Even in the 80s.  I have 25 or so in the business but it's getting time to upgrade my personal computer and I've purchased a Mac Pro.  It's the one that looks like a Coke can and probably cost twice as much as a regular...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Update on Top 10 Sales from A Year Ago: Housing.com, Hot.com, Gett.com, Finances.com, More

 Mark As Read    

Listed below are updates to the top 10 domain sales from a year ago this week, as ranked by DN Journal. Big VC money this week…..companies behind three of the domains have raised a total of nearly a quarter billion (that's right, a "B") in capital. 1. Hot.com for $850,000 A NSFW search engine. I searched "Denver coffee", and the results are a...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Morgan’s Flippa Five – LocalDeals.com, Paid.io and more

 Mark As Read    

I've called this weekly feature Flippa Friday for a long time now, so I decided now would be as good a time as any to give this a new name. So I'm going with Morgan's Flippa Five, this also means I am focusing on five domains…but there's a twist. I'm going to pick my names as […]

Domainvestors.tv 2 days ago

Photos and Highlights from the 1st DomainX Conference in Hyderabad, India

 Mark As Read    

With the conclusion of the first DomainX conference last Sunday (Sept. 7, 2014) at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Hyderabad, India, Indian domain investors have dramatically elevated their profile on the world stage. 

DNJournal 2 days ago

Adam Dicker gets his own “Mini Me” figurine!

 Mark As Read    

It's Adam Dicker‘s birthday tomorrow, and some very fine folks ordered a custom-made figurine, hopefully from Warren Royal's Bobbleheads.com. For your enjoyment, and until Adam posts a video, we created an animated GIF of what this fine "Adam Dicker" figurine would look like, as a bobble head. Happy birthday wishes due tomorrow, Adam!   ...

DomainGang 2 days ago

First company abandons .com for new dot-brand gTLD

 Mark As Read    

Wow. Somebody actually did it. CITIC, China's biggest conglomerate, has started redirecting its established .com domain to its new dot-brand gTLD, .citic. Specifically, it's redirecting citic.com (go on, click it!) to limited.citic. Almost everyone reading this post will agree that as a memorable, attractive domain it's a step backwards. But CITIC ...

DomainIncite.com 2 days ago

Video tutorial : Domain resources with Andrea Martin of Outcome Brokerage

 Mark As Read    

Those of you that watched the previous video by Outcome Brokerage domain specialist, Andrea Martin, will be delighted with this update. In a new video, Andrea reveals some important domain resources that assist with her daily tasks as a domain broker, and despite the video being shot in vertical mode, all is forgiven. This is […] Copyright Do...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Are There Any New gTLD Domaining Success Stories Yet?

 Mark As Read    

Have any of you heard at least one success story about a domainer who did very well with new gTLDs yet? Yes, I know, it's still too early to draw conclusions but I would have expected at least a few decent success stories by now. My case study can kinda-sorta be considered a start, since I'm

Domaining Tips 2 days ago

DomainTools System Maintenance – September 21, 2014

 Mark As Read    

At DomainTools, customer success through system availability and product performance is a top priority. Over the last 18 months, we have been upgrading our code, systems and infrastructure to ensure reliability and high performance with an ever increasing user base and data set. Sometimes this requires us to do things that impacts product performan...

DomainTools Blog 2 days ago

Frank Schilling gets reverse domain name hijacking win on Pucket.com

 Mark As Read    

"Ah, Pucket, let's file this case and hope they don't show up." Clothing company IMB Textil S.A., which uses the domain name puket.com.br, has been found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) for trying to steal Puket.com through UDRP. Frank Schilling parked the domain name Puket.com, an alternative spelling of Phuket in Thailand, and [...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Thoughts On The IDNX Domain Price Index

 Mark As Read    

Elliot did a posting today (click here to read it) about how the IDNX domain index, run by Thies Lindenthal and using data from Sedo.com, announced that domain prices have doubled since 2006. I looked at idnx.com and read Lindenthal's academic paper and it all seems very well researched, but I wish he published an actual list of the domain prices t...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 9-12-2014

 Mark As Read    

It's Friday! Next week, I want to start pushing some of the names I own. I haven't had a chance to do this since I have been focused on my

Jason Thompson 2 days ago

ALERT: Domains 3ON.com and W4F.com – Stolen and moved to Chinese registrar Ename

 Mark As Read    

As we reported several times recently, the domain theft pattern continues: Domains are stolen at GoDaddy using an email portal phishing scheme, then moved to the Chinese domain registrar, Ename. The latter, does not comply with legitimate requests to transfer the domains back to GoDaddy, something that needs to be examined carefully, to investigate...

DomainGang 2 days ago

A New Look For Your Eye In The Sky: Enhancements to DomainTools Monitors

 Mark As Read    

The Internet is an intensely dynamic place–the entities you investigate don’t remain frozen after your investigation completes! Thousands of domains are registered, change hands, change hosting, or are dropped every day, and it can be challenging to stay informed. DomainTools monitoring products can do the heavy lifting for you, tracking chan...

DomainTools Blog 2 days ago

Watch .Luxury Founder Monica Kirchner on Bloomberg

 Mark As Read    

.CEO co-founder talks .luxury and new domain names on Bloomberg TV. Monica Kirchner, co-founder and CEO of Dot Luxury, was on Bloomberg TV this week talking about .Luxury and new top level domain names in general. It's really hard talking about top level domain names to an audience that's never even heard of ICANN, and […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

CBS Sells Juke.com To Media Saturn Holding GmbH

 Mark As Read    

According to whois records, CBS Interactive has sold the domain name Juke.com to Media Saturn Holding GmbH. CBS was going to use Juke.com for a music site but from what I have read, it never really got off the ground. That was around 2008. From what I can tell, Media Saturn Holding GmbH is part of Metro AG / Metro Group. According to BusinessWeek.c...

Dot Weekly 2 days ago

IDNX Hits 200

 Mark As Read    

The IDNX, a price index for the domain market created by MIT Postdoctoral Fellow Thies Lindenthal, has hit the 200 mark. As explained in the tweet below, this essentially means that "A diversified portfolio of domains bought in 2006 should be worth twice as much today." #IDNX reaches 200 mark: A diversified portfolio of domains bought in 2006 shoul...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

NameJet’s past month: Ingles.com, LEA.com and more

 Mark As Read    

Joseph Peterson reviews some of the notable expired domain name sales on NameJet last month. Too many domains to choose from this past month! This time I'm considering 18 instead of my usual 10. August saw 95 domain sales at NameJet close at or above $2,000. That's up from 82 during July and 69 during June. […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

ICANN board getting three new directors

 Mark As Read    

ICANN 51 next month in Los Angeles is also the organization's formal annual general meeting, and that means changes at the top. The board of directors is replacing three members in October, and renewing the terms of two others. Long-time ICANN participant and internet governance expert Markus Kummer has been selected for a seat by […] Relate...

DomainIncite.com 2 days ago

In Auction At Snap: Gynecologist.com & Obstetrician.com: Is Moniker Pulling A Tucows?

 Mark As Read    

          There are two great bang on medical domain names in closed auctions at Snapnames.com, Gynecologist.com & Obstetrician.com More about the auctions in a few, but the history of the domain names may indicate that Moniker has gone the way of Tucows and is picking up expired domains for its own […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Sedo Running a “Page Rank Auction”

 Mark As Read    

When Sedo changed its advertising banner earlier this week, I learned that they are running what is billed as a "Page Rank Auction" (this is a tracking link, not an affiliate link). The auction features 50 domain names for sale, which all reportedly have a PageRank between 2 and 6. I reached out to a representative from Sedo to learn more about the...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

ICANN New gTLD Auctions Scheduled For Next Week Include 1st Between Amazon & Google

 Mark As Read    

There are three ICANN new gTLD contention resolution auctions scheduled for next week and for the first time Amazon and Google will go head to head for a new gTLD extension. Not only will Google and Amazon duke it out for .Buy but they will be joined by Donuts and Famous Four Media. In the […]

The Domains 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday 9/12

 Mark As Read    

I've been auctioning off some of my domains over the past few months and always keep a  chart up on my screen at work of what names and where they are being auctioned on one my desktops.  I'll get asked every once in a while what the names are and if there is any money in domain investing.   I summarized it like this. If you started domain investin...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Did ICANN defy a Yemen “Travel Warning” issued by the U.S. Department of State ?

 Mark As Read    

According to the U.S. Department of State, Yemen is on the "Travel Warning List" of countries that US citizens should avoid traveling to: "The Department urges U.S. citizens to defer travel to Yemen and those U.S. citizens currently living in Yemen to depart. This supersedes the Travel Warning for Yemen issued on January 29, 2014. […] Copyrig...

DomainGang 2 days ago

March Of Dimes Switches Its Website Domain From .Com to .Org

 Mark As Read    

According to a press release out today The March of Dimes has switched its domain name from Marchofdimes.com to Marchofdimes.org. If your wondering who owned the .Org before it was Rehabilitation Foundation for the Disabled in Toronto which owns the domain name Marchofdimes.ca It appears that the March Of Dimes acquired the .org back in […]

The Domains 3 days ago

In Memoriam: Tina Smith - She Left a Light On For Us That Will Never Go Out 

 Mark As Read    

This is a sad day for those of us the domain industry who have had the pleasure of knowing or just crossing paths with the effervescent and beautiful Tina Smith. We got word from Tina's husband Tim last night that his wife, best friend and partner had lost her battle with breast cancer.

DNJournal 3 days ago

List of end user domain name sales up to $50,000

 Mark As Read    

.Co owner pays dearly for .com, Shopzilla buys a .co.uk domain and CitizenHawk picks up a typo on behalf of Home Depot. Sedo had 525 transactions last week for a solid $1.4 million worth of domain name sales. A lot of the bigger sales are still in escrow. Still, we know about end user sales […]

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago

ICANN holds its ground on weaseled GAC advice

 Mark As Read    

While many members of the community are getting upset about the plan to make it harder for ICANN's board to overrule GAC advice, today we got a reminder that the board is not the GAC's lapdog. The New gTLD Program Committee is standing firm on the way it creatively reinterpreted Governmental Advisory Committee advice to […] Related posts: IC...

DomainIncite.com 3 days ago

Sedo Weekly Sales $1.4 million led by Musik.de

 Mark As Read    

Sedo.com Weekly Sales List 2014-09-01 – 2014-09-07 Top .com: Decoded.com $50,000 this domain was purchased by the .Co owner Top cctld: Musik.de 99,999 Euros Top non com gtld: KQ.net $13,500 Over the past week, 525 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.4m. 48% of total sales were the result of Buy […]

The Domains 3 days ago

September 11: It only takes two minutes to honor and remember

 Mark As Read    

Thirteen years ago, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center came down in a formless mass of glass, steel and human remains. As much disconnected as we appear to be today from the visuals of 9/11/2001, the gut-wrenching imagery of a destroyed pair of iconic New York City buildings is still etched onto the […]

Acro.net 3 days ago

Dot Club Surpasses .XXX in Registrations

 Mark As Read    

.Club today reached 104,573 registered domains according to ntldstats.com, that puts the new gtld ahead of the .xxx extension which had an almost 3 year head start. The .xxx registration numbers stand at just under 104,000 according to Registrar Stats. Out of all the new gtlds currently released ,Dot Club is ranked number one when […]

The Domains 3 days ago
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