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Update on Top 10 Sales from A Year Ago: Clio.com, Bitok.com, RentByOwner.com, OJR.org, More

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Listed below are updates to the top 10 domain sales from a year ago this week, as ranked by DN Journal. 1. RentByOwner.com for $29,000 Appears to want to go head-to-head with VRBO. "RentByOwner.com makes it easy to find and contact vacation rental owners from any mobile, tablet, or desktop device. Choose RentByOwner for Vacation Homes." Traffic lea...

Domain Shane 2 hours, 11 min ago

Cache of domains stolen from an eNom account

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Yet another domain theft was unveiled: A group of domains that were pushed away from an eNom customer's account, were then transferred out to GoDaddy. Despite the Chinese owner's proof of ownership and other provided details about how these left his account, eNom deemed the transfers to be "legitimate" and has not acted upon requesting […] Co...

DomainGang 2 hours, 20 min ago

This Weeks “Black Friday” Domain Count: .Com 559; .Net 60; .Blackfriday 16

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A week from today actually marks the day know as "Black Friday" which is the day after Thanksgiving in the United States which traditionally is one of the busiest shopping days in the US. Like much else in life when retailers got a good thing, they try to extend it and maximize it. Now a […]

The Domains 2 hours, 51 min ago

Z Whiz! Z.com Sells for Nearly $6.8 Million in Biggest Domain Sale Reported So Far This Year

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This is how you close out the year on a high note! With less than six weeks left to go in 2014, the year's biggest domain sale and one of the five highest cash sales reported since we started tracking and verifying domain sales 11 years ago was announced today.

DNJournal 3 hours, 12 min ago

Amazon Now Using Amazon.BlackFriday

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As Frank Schilling announced via Twitter this afternoon, Amazon is now using the Amazon.BlackFriday domain name.  .BlackFriday is a new gTLD extension that is operated by Uniregistry. The company is not using it as a standalone website, but they are forwarding the domain name to a 2014 Black Friday deals landing page within the Amazon.com website. ...

Domain Investing 4 hours, 52 min ago

From Brussels With Love – Europe Wants Google Split Up

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Europe Wants Google Split Up We have seen countries in Europe propose a "Google Tax" we have seen several initiatives with regard to privacy and the right to be forgotten. Now Europe looks to be mulling a proposal to split the company up. Bill Gates can only be thinking to himself, "Larry, Sergey, Welcome to […]

The Domains 5 hours, 52 min ago

NamesCon: Spotlight on ICANNWiki

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This article is part of a series of interviews with NamesCon exhibitors and sponsors. NamesCon 2015 will be held January 11-14, 2015 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over 800 people are expected to attend this conference. Today’s interview is with Ray King, of ICANNWiki. Ray is the founder of AboutUs, Director of ICANNWiki, Co-founded S...

Domain Investing 7 hours, 28 min ago

UDRP Panel Passes On Reverse Domain Name Hijacking: It Was Complainant & Lawyers 1st Case

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A one member UDRP panel passed on making a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the domain name DateLikeaGrownUp.com in large part because; "fact that this appears to be the first time this Complainant or its representative has brought a proceeding." Happy as Clams, Inc. of Long Beach, California brought the UDRP. Here […]...

The Domains 7 hours, 31 min ago

Insecam: Worldwide effort to take insecure camera mapper offline

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There is an ongoing effort by several government agencies to bring down Insecam.com, a web site that displays a database of insecure web cameras organized by location. Insecam.com is a domain registered with GoDaddy, using their WHOIS proxy service; the domain forwards to Insecam.cc and the content is hosted on a server in Russia. The […] Cop...

DomainGang 8 hours, 15 min ago

Google Rolls Out “Contributor” Which Allows Users To Block Adsense Ads For A Fee

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According to CBS News,  Google is rolling out a new service called "Contributor" that will allow users to block seeing AdSense ads on site  users visit for a charge. "Working with a handful of websites, including Mashable, the Onion, Science Daily, wikiHow, Imgur and Urban Dictionary, Google is offering subscriptions for $1, $2 or $3 […]...

The Domains 8 hours, 31 min ago

Interview: .Cloud top level domain winner Aruba

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Aruba, which defeated Google and Amazon to win the .cloud top level domain name, discusses why it applied for the domain name and what it plans to do with it. .Cloud was one of the most applied-for top level domain names, with big names like Amazon.com and Google throwing their hats in the ring. Which […]

Domain Name Wire 9 hours, 57 min ago

ALERT: The domains 224.com, 452.com and 605.com are currently stolen

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Domain theft has been a hot topic this year; an increased appetite by Chinese domain investors has led to numerous incidents of stolen domains. Many of these domains end up at Chinese domain registrar and selling venue, Ename. Ename.com has generally been uncooperative in blatant cases of domain theft, and despite efforts of losing registrars [R...

DomainGang 11 hours, 7 min ago

My Three Favorite Startup Founder Blogs

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Early this week I did a post about my three favorite VC blogs, so I thought it would only make sense to talk about the other side of the table and share my three favorite startup founder blogs. As a startup founder myself who also blogs I have a ton of respect for founders who take […]

Domainvestors.tv 11 hours, 13 min ago

Defending Internet Freedom Act of 2014 Introduced To Stop US From Giving Up Control Over ICANN

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A Bill was introduced into the House of Representatives, yesterday the Defending Internet Freedom Act of 2014 which would prevent the Obama administration, or that of any future president, from relinquishing the critical functions of the Internet to any other entity without enhanced congressional oversight and until explicit, freedom-protecting req...

The Domains 11 hours, 36 min ago

Adam Dicker launches iBobble for custom made domainer bobbleheads!

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Adam Dicker, owner of DNForum, has announced the launch of iBobble – a customized bobblehead figure producer. Coming in two flavors, iBobble.com and iBobble.ca, the new web site aims to tap the Joe Domainer market, with affordable, one in a 7 billion bobble figures. "Every bobblehead should be as unique as you are, eh!" Adam […] Copyrig...

DomainGang 12 hours, 19 min ago

Z.com Sold For $6.8 Million Dollars

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GMO Internet, Inc. is a  publicly traded company and one of Japan's largest ISP and operator of the country’s largest domain registrar, today announced they acquired the domain name Z.com for JPY800 million which is at today exchange rates equals  $6,776,448 USD. GMO Internet a also an applicant for several new gTLD's/ "As one of […]...

The Domains 12 hours, 25 min ago

Wow: Nissan sells Z.com domain name to GMO for $6.8 million

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GMO to use Z.com domain name to fuel global expansion. GMO Internet, operator of Japan's largest domain name registrar, has acquired the one letter domain name Z.com for JPY800 million ($6.8 million), the company announced today. Japanese car manufacturer Nissa sold the domain name, which it previously used to promote its Nissan Z car. GMO […...

Domain Name Wire 12 hours, 41 min ago

Report: Z.com Sold for Nearly $6.8 Million

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The 1 letter Z.com domain name has reportedly been sold for nearly $6.8 million, according to a press release that hit the wires today. The buyer is a company called the GMO Internet Group, and the domain name had previously been registered to Nissan North America, Inc. According to the press release distributed by the GMO Internet Group: "GMO Inte...

Domain Investing 12 hours, 42 min ago

Staying on Track

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Robert Savage, CEO of Track.com agreed to talk to me about the company's keyword domain name. Prior to serving at Track.com, he served as Managing Director of FX Macro Sales at Goldman Sachs, where he published widely-read and insightful research focused on the foreign exchange markets and the macroeconomic environment. As well as twenty-three year...

SullysBlog.com 12 hours, 51 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Saturday 11/21/14

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Which certainly can't hurt co.com Here are today's names. Interprime.com 18 years old.  Sounds like a foreign country's secret service in the movies……..or a tech company CasinoBoat.com  No bidders.  18 years old.  You can have a casino boat on the Internet.  You can have ANYTHING on the Internet PornCollection.com  I wouldn't call it a ...

Domain Shane 15 hours, 6 min ago

Domainer in Buffalo, NY defeats all odds at domain auction

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A domainer from snow-covered Buffalo, NY, defeated all odds on Thursday afternoon, winning a premium domain auction on NameJet. Thomas Shovel, a native of Buffalo, invests in domain names and was expecting the final countdown of a NameJet auction, right as the first of several feet of snow came down through an opening in his […] Copyright Dom...

DomainGang 1 day ago

UDRP filed ON three letter domain RVK.com

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              A UDRP was filed today on the three letter domain name RVK.com The domain is owned by Gregory Ricks The domain name was registered under privacy for many years R.V. Kuhns & Associates, Inc is the Complainant who filed for a trademark on the term back on August […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Heritage Auctions “Now Accepting Premium Domain Submissions”

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According to an email sent to people on the company's domain industry mailing list, Heritage Auctions is "now accepting premium domain submissions for exclusive February auction." Judging by some of the domain names used as examples, they are truly looking for the best of the best when it comes to domain names for this auction. The email came from ...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Frank Schilling changes strategy for .Click launch

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NothingHeldBack.click. 5 more Uniregistry domain names go into general availability next week. And for one of them, .click, Frank Schilling is taking a different strategy when it comes to holding back domain names. In previous launches, Schilling's companies have registered thousands — even tens out thousands — of names ahead of general...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Uniregistry: No Reserved Or Collision Domains Held Back Except For Single Characters

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              We just received this from Uniregistry which is launching .Click on November 25th. Pricing for a .Click domain will be $6.88 or less at retail. "We will no longer have a registry reserved list at the time of launch for any domain name beyond single-characters. If your registrar […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Rightside shares hit new low

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Domain name company isn't getting much love from Wall Street. Shares of domain name company Rightside have dropped 15% this week, and hit an all time low of $8.33 in trading yesterday. Rightside (NASDAQ: NAME) is trading for $8.55 per share this afternoon. It's unclear what caused the sharp drop this week. Rightside reported earnings […]...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Godaddy Is Looking For a $4.5 Billion Dollar Valuation In Its IPO Rolling Out Next Year

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According to the New York Post, GoDaddy.com is pushing ahead with an initial public offering early next year that would value the world’s biggest domain registration service at roughly $4.5 billion GoDaddy is stressing its desire to diversify from a domain registrar to a business that builds out  Web sites for customers and helping them […]

The Domains 1 day ago

DNForum launches member Chatroom; more upgrades expected

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DNForum owner, Adam Dicker, announced the launch of a live chatroom for its registered members today. The live chatroom, found at DNForum.com/chat is the first of several new additions and improvements scheduled for the coming weeks. After upgrading to the XenForo forum software, DNForum temporarily lost some of the features its users knew and love...

DomainGang 1 day ago

HuaGao.com at $20k and other expired domain name sales

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Once again, China tops our list of last week's expired domain auctions. This time it's GoDaddy with HuaGao.com ($20.3k), meaning … you tell me! Various working professionals share that name. (There's a certified public accountant using HuaGaoCPA.com, for instance.) Yet I suspect that coupling "Hua" (transform or blossom) + "Gao" (tall or abov...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

My First New gtld Domain Buys and Nov 19 .CA TBR Results

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DomainReport.ca I just received two emails from Godaddy that say they are offering .JUEGOS and .SEXY domains at 30% Off the regular price right now.  I'm not sure if this promotion is just for today or longer, but if you were thinking of registering one of these extensions you can compare their discount to other prices and see if you come out ahea...

DomainReport.ca 1 day ago

Why The Right Domain Name May Help In Landing You A Job

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AfterCollege.com did an interview with Predrag Lesic the CEO of .ME. The interview talks about his own career path and why he believes in today's current job market there is a need for a student to create a personal brand. From the article: Why do you feel a student’s personal brand is such an important […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Working With Domain Brokers

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Elliot's blog posting yesterday about conflicts of interest with domain brokers reminded me of what happened when I sold my Bored.com network of sites in 2008 for $4.5 million. I was not really looking to sell Bored.com, but a broker approached me and asked if he could shop it around (like to Google, Yahoo, etc.). I had never heard of this broker (...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Shocking report: 95% of all domains are parked

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Recent data from .com and .net managers, Verisign, unveil a shocking reality of the Internet: only 5% of all domain names are actual web sites. With parked or otherwise "for sale" domains representing 95% of all domain registrations, there's an important issue right there. "Every damn web site I visit, I see this stupid Sedo […] Copyright Dom...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Where to find new gTLD dropping domain lists

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With hundreds of thousands of currently blocked new gTLD domain names about to hit the market, many without premium pricing, some domain investors have been wondering where they can get hold of the lists of soon-to-be available names. Fortunately, ICANN freely publishes several lists that could prove useful. As we've been reporting this week, names...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

.Music LLC CPE Reconsideration Request Denied

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.Music LLC sought reconsideration for Community Priority Evaluation in an effort to be given priority over others who are interested in running .music. .Music LLC believed that when their application was looked at that the panel failed to comply with already established ICANN policies.  The board governance committee denied the reconsideration requ...

The Domains 1 day ago

Reflections on moving our startup from Los Angeles to Austin

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In May we got some very exciting news, we had been accepted into Techstars Austin. Given that Techstars has a lower acceptance rate than Harvard we were incredibly honored, packed our bags, and headed to Austin for the three month program. Our plan, like most companies going through the program was to return to Los Angeles […]

Domainvestors.tv 1 day ago

Nirvana gets domain names from Australian man who demanded $1.5 million

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Panels say it Smells Like B.S. Nirvana LLC — the company that owns the intellectual property from the late grunge band Nirvana — has won control of five domain names registered by an Australian man. The company filed UDRP and aUDRP disputes against Darren Wilcox (Willcox) for the domain names nirvanadrums.com.au, nirvanadrums.net.au, ni...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Bill Cosby ‘scandal’ leads to registration of ‘rape’ domain names

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It all started with comedian Bill Cosby asking his fans on twitter to create meme pictures in a display of affection to four decades of comedy shows. It escalated into the digging up of dirt from the comedian's past, making references to "rape" and drugging of women, from decade old allegations. Eventually, several women came […] Copyright Do...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Domain Industry Connections Are Valuable

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Yesterday, I wrote an article giving advising people that they should ensure there aren't any conflicts of interest when choosing to work with a domain broker or consultant. Adam made a very good point in a comment, and I want to discuss it further. In the comment, Adam wrote, "someone seeking advice should likely look for an expert and that expert...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

1st Day New gTLD Totals: .Top 10,298; .Quebec 4,902: .ENGINEER 523

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We have numbers for the three new gTLD's that launched this week. .Top which launched on the November 18th has according to ntldstats.com 10,298 domains registered. The registry for .Top is "Jiangsu Bangning Science & Technology Co.,Ltd." which is also the backend for the extension and is also a  domain name registrar Out of the […]...

The Domains 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday 11/20/14

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Congrats to Braden Pollack and his company Legal Brand Marketing on their recent purchase of domain names from co.com.  It's a win win for Co.com and LBM because Braden knows this space better than anyone and will build out domains with the best keywords in the space. Co.com will be able to show their customers that co.com CAN be built out, make mo...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Over 180,000 blocked new gTLD names to drop next week

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Several new gTLD registries will release hundreds of thousands of currently blocked domain names — some of them quite nice-looking — next Wednesday. It's one of the first big batches of name collisions to be released to market. The companies behind .xyz, .website, .press, .host, .ink, .wiki, .rest and .bar will release most of their [&#...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Google beaten to .dot for a paltry $700k

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Dish DBS, a US satellite TV company, has beaten Google to the .dot new gTLD in an ICANN auction that fetched just $700,000. It's further proof, if any were needed, that you don't need to have the big bucks to beat Google at auction. Dish plans to use .dot as a single-registrant space, but unusually […] Related posts: Google beaten in new gTL...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Mysterious refunds from GoDaddy explained

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There have been recent reports of unexpected payments issued to GoDaddy customers. We've just received word that these payments were the result of a glitch in GoDaddy's billing system, which has since been resolved. Previously, GoDaddy had been charging its customers the ICANN fee on certain domain names that were not subject to it. For example, c...

NamePros 1 day ago

Get a $200 discount coupon and book your hotel for NamesCon 2015 now!

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NamesCon 2015 is set for January 11-14, 2015 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, NV and the room block for the conference rate is running low. Really low! So low, that they have blown through more than two-thirds of the block already! Of course, you can find other hotels to book during NamesCon, but […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 day ago

Dish DBS beats Google in .Dot auction, pays $700,000 for domain

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Dish won a two way race to operate the top level domain name .dot. Dish DBS, the satellite TV company and owner of Blockbuster, has beaten Google in a public auction for the top level domain .Dot. It paid $700,000 for the rights to the domain name. You're not misreading this – the domain name […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

A New gTLD Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart and 3 ccTLDs Hit the Top 10

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They say variety is the spice of life. If that's true you will love this week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. Several non .com domains found themselves at the VIP table alongside the .coms. In fact the biggest sale of all was a new gTLD and 3 ccTLDs crashed the top 10.

DNJournal 2 days ago

Weekly Brokerage Listings – 11/19

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The domain name broker submitted listings for the week have been published below. To purchase or discuss one of the domain names, contact the listing broker directly. If you would like, you may post one domain name for sale in the comment section. The domain name must be new to the market, have a buy it now price, and you are not permitted to post ...

Domain Investing 2 days ago
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