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Dot .CN domain names : Less control by the Chinese government

 Mark As Read    

Apparently, the Chinese government has once again eliminated the need for special paperwork in order to register dot .CN domain names. Confused? So are we. Here's a timeline of events: Several years ago, when the dot .CN ccTLD opened up for business, only Chinese registrants could register .CN domains. Later on, these restrictions were lifted, [...

DomainGang 1 hour, 7 min ago

DomainTools planned downtime causes stress, anxiety to domainers

 Mark As Read    

The planned downtime of the popular destination for domain investors, DomainTools, is causing unnecessary duress on a Sunday. Thousands of visitors to DomainTools.com receive a message citing the planned downtime, and clearly this notice isn't enough to calm down the spirits. "It's suffocating me, I cannot breathe, the DomainTools.com homepage isn'...

DomainGang 4 hours, 21 min ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 9-21-2014

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I was looking at my CJ stats earlier this morning and I noticed that on September 18th I had $4,904.93 in sales. It looks like three domains were purchased. This

Jason Thompson 7 hours, 48 min ago

Domain Brokers: Make Me an Offer

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I received an email from a domain broker I do not know (and have never even heard of before) asking me if a domain name I own is for sale, and if so, what the price is. The broker indicated she was inquiring on behalf of a client who wanted to buy my domain name. My message to her was make an offer and she said she would need to get back to me. I w...

Domain Investing 8 hours, 22 min ago

Verisign Ranked #1 By Z-Score Which Predicts Companies Heading Into Serious Financial Distress”

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USA Today.com, just covered something called The Altman Z-Score " a financial indicator that predicts when companies are careening toward serious financial distress, which the article says  is commonly used by investment professionals. "The Z-Score is a single number that summarizes the financial strength of companies in five dimensions. " "The Z-S...

The Domains 8 hours, 59 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Sunday 9/21

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No chit chat today.  At some point I actually have to pay attention to the family and since I'm working all day, I'm going to have to move quickly through the lists. Enjoy the day. Here are today's names. GoodWife.com   I'm smart enough to not say anything about what makes a good wife.  I'll just say it's getting lots of bids and action UMDN.com  1...

Domain Shane 12 hours, 35 min ago

4chan crashed as Domainfest keynote speaker’s nude pics were leaked

 Mark As Read    

The scandal-hounding web site 4chan.com has been down for the past couple of hours, following the alleged release of stolen pictures, depicting Kim Kardashian in the nude. A former Domainfest keynote speaker, Kim Kardashian appears to be the target of the same hacking incident that took advantage of an iCloud vulnerability to expose other celebriti...

DomainGang 21 hours, 45 min ago

Domain Flips (KND.com, 25x on AdScript.com, 30x on GeekToMe.com) and Flops (Discoteca.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 Motorsport24.com – Sold recently for $3,250 at Sedo, vs $370 in 2008 at Sedo. Developed screenshot below. They're building a "24 Sport Network", with Soccer24.com, Tennis24.com, Cricket24.com and more. ...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

iOS 8 and iPhone 6 work with new TLDs

 Mark As Read    

New operating system (that comes pre-installed on iPhone 6) makes it easier to access websites using new top level domains. One of the big challenges with new top level domain names is getting them to work with various devices and software programs. This took a big leap forward on the mobile side with Apple's release […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 9-20-2014

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It's been one hectic week. I can't believe I went so many days without updating my blog. That's what happens when you have a ton of fires to put out

Jason Thompson 1 day ago

17 GoDaddy Discount Codes

 Mark As Read    

Solid week for coupon enthusiasts, I'll be sharing 17 discount codes with you guys today. At least 3 of them should work worldwide as opposed to only for customers from the US/Canada and as far as the remaining ones are concerned, I'm not sure. Some people are reporting that certain coupons don’t work if you copy/paste

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

General Nutrition Loses Bid To Grab GNC.Asia; Domain Holder Represented By Zak Muscovitch

 Mark As Read    

We don't cover to many .Asia UDRP's but this one caught our eye because the Complainant General Nutrition Investment Company owns and operates vitamin and supplement stores all over the United States simply know as GNC. The domain holder, The Web Group of Washington, D.C., Uwas represented by Zak Muscovitch of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The […...

The Domains 1 day ago

Domain Obituary: Christo Georg or “Georgiev” is a dead(beat) domainer

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This is a Domain Obituary for Christo Georg, or "Georgiev" with an email address of christo.georg@icloud.com and a phone number from Bulgaria +359888613795, logging in from the IP 84.127.249.117 in Alicante, Spain. On April 23rd, 2014, after placing an offer of $2,000 which was accepted on Domain Name Sales, Christo Georg agreed to the Escrow.com [...

DomainGang 1 day ago

NamesCon: Domainer lost 45 lbs with the “gTLD diet”

 Mark As Read    

If you're a domain investor and a fan of the Adkins diet, there's a new king in town: the gTLD diet. Most domainers struggling with weight issues can attribute their extreme gain to the food served during domain conferences. Jacob Spudowski, a domainer from Seattle witnessed his weight yoyo between 180 to 325 lbs. "Every […] Copyright DomainG...

DomainGang 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Saturday 9/20

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I get a few emails (or a lot) asking what I think about names.  I think I understand the numeric market as well as anyone in the world but admit I struggle with the 5N.com values.  Nine times out of ten the names that people present me are really bad and have no resale.  They are names purchased as a result of some sale they saw and they try and ge...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Why get an .XYZ or a .Website when you can get a great .Link ?

 Mark As Read    

The recent launch of dot .Website domains left us unimpressed; the longer version of .Web has an appeal to content creators with an obsession for this archaic term. But web sites aren't the only destinations on the Internet, which is utilizing mobiles to tap the potential of apps and other interactive content. With pricing starting […] Copyri...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Update on Top 10 Sales from A Year Ago: Waitress.com, Datacenters.com, 3DParts.com, Wreckers.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. 1. Datacenters.com for $190,000 A lead-gen site, with the owner under privacy protection. Alexa rank near 550,000. The singular sold earlier this year for $500,000. "Founded in 2010, the concept for the website originated from an internal spreads...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

ICANN Publishes Beginner’s Guide To ICANN Meetings

 Mark As Read    

The ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles, California will be taking place October 12-16, 2014. The conference event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in LA. I've spoken with quite a few people in the domain space, and it seems like the event will see quite a considerable attendance from people and companies in the domain investment space. ...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Morgan’s Flippa Five – eClick.com, Cellphone.ca, ItalianRestaurants.com

 Mark As Read    

Hello, happy Friday and welcome to Morgan's Flippa five. In case you missed last week's post I've changed things around from the "Flippa Friday" I've been doing for some time now and have now decided to stick with five picks in three different categories. If you want to read more about this new weekly feature […]...

Domainvestors.tv 2 days ago

Invest in Greece: Ron Jackson’s retirement .Link goes through Uniregistry

 Mark As Read    

Domain reporter and investor, Ron Jackson, is very fond of Greece. A couple of years ago, we wished Ron a happy birthday, overlaying his jovial image onto popular Greek destinations. That photo album of Ron Jackson became the trigger apparently, for some recent domain investments, on the dot .Link gTLD managed by Uniregistry. Indeed, we […] C...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Cisco Spots, Snags Spoofing Spammer

 Mark As Read    

Spammers are wily, but guess what? So are the good folks fighting this digital scourge. In a recent blog post, the Talos team from Sourcefire (now part of Cisco) documents a recent successful investigation of a spammer. The article focuses on the rather arcane crime of IP hijacking, but the hijacking in this case is really […]

DomainTools Blog 2 days ago

WIPO panelist scolds Yoyo Email Ltd: Cannot build a business on the back of another’s rights!

 Mark As Read    

The executive summary: A British company, Yoyo Email Ltd., has attempted to launch a business venture by registering almost 4,000 dot .Email domain names, matching brands, products and corporate names of famous companies. By doing so, Yoyo Email Ltd. exclaims that it has legitimate rights, to provide certification of delivery and receipt of emails....

DomainGang 2 days ago

Fifth anniversary domain retro news: Party like it’s 2009

 Mark As Read    

DomainGang will be celebrating its 5th anniversary next Friday; with that in mind, we'll be taking a stroll down memory lane, to revisit some of the domain news and incredible stories of that time. We begin with 2009 and select articles that stood out for their initial, raw content. Keep in mind, that although from […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 2 days ago

My .website results: Hexonet wins the day

 Mark As Read    

Hexonet did remarkably well with my .website pre-orders. On Wednesday, I wrote about the challenges I had pre-registering domain names at various registrars. I was specifically trying to pre-register .website domains. .Website was supposed to launch Wednesday, but was delayed a day for technical reasons. This gave me another 24 hours to go after th...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Country ccTLD furor: Seychelles won’t be losing .SC to Scotland

 Mark As Read    

Officials from the tiny nation and island cluster of the Seychelles breathed with relief today, after the Scottish independence poll yielded a resounding "NO". Facing a forceful change from the dot .SC ccTLD, the Seychelles will now be able to keep it – at least, until the next referendum for Scotland takes place. "Thanks to […] Copyrig...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Susan Lawrence joins Minds + Machines

 Mark As Read    

Former Oversee.net and Above employee to work for registry. Ron Jackson's job placement service has just placed a new candidate. Susan Lawrence, who has worked at several domain name companies, has joined Minds + Machines as Senior Director of Affiliate Marketing. Most people in the domain industry know Lawrence from when she worked at Oversee.net ...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Purva.com Lost In UDRP After Winning Last Year: Brokers Email To TM Holder Changes Everything

 Mark As Read    

A  UDRP panel order the transfer of the domain name Purva.com to Puravankara Projects Limited after another UDRP panel almost one year to the date denied a UDRP. The ownership of the domain did not change from last year. Its a very long decision but an important one that I think all domainers should read, […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Verisign would like to remind you that plenty of .com’s are still available

 Mark As Read    

…but it paints availability in the best possible light. Ever since new top level domains started rolling out, Verisign has been pushing the idea that plenty of high quality .com domain names are still available. It's sort of right. Take a look at this infographic the company just put out. The company has some interesting […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Business Insider: Freelancer.com Cost $325,000

 Mark As Read    

Thanks to an article on Business Insider's Australian website, we now know that the company now known as Freelancer.com acquired its exact match domain name for $325,000. Prior to the acquisition of this domain name, the company went by the name GetAFreelancer.com. Because a great exact match domain name can easily become a brand, the company rebra...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Expired Domain Report: 4 letter domain sells for $31.5k

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Chinese container shipping — which is to say global freight –  must account for last week's $22.6k sale of QianWan.com. The Qingdao Qianwan Container Terminal Co., Ltd. manages one of the world's busiest ports. Namejet's top expired auction, on the other hand, isn't so easy to I.D.: IDAI.com for $31.5k. Is it Irish? Then it's "The Inter...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

.Com Is Rocking

 Mark As Read    

                            As someone who watches the numbers of domain name registrations across all TLD's everyday I have to say .Com is rocking and seems to be getting stronger by the day. Back on March 31, there were 113.2 Million .Com registered according […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Amid Ukraine crisis, Russia scared ICANN might switch off its domains

 Mark As Read    

Russia is reportedly worried that the current wave of Western sanctions against it may wind up including ICANN turning off its domain names. According to a report in the local Vedomosti newspaper, the nation's Security Council is to meet Monday to discuss contingency plans for the possibility of being hit by internet-based sanctions. Part of [̷...

DomainIncite.com 2 days ago

Which made more money — .website, .press or .host?

 Mark As Read    

Radix Registry launched its first three new gTLDs yesterday, and the first day's numbers make an interesting case study in how difficult it can be to judge the health of a TLD. Based on zone file numbers, .website was the clear winner. It had 6,340 names in its zone at the end of the day, […] Related posts: Radix's first gTLD landrushes only...

DomainIncite.com 2 days ago

1st Day New gTLD Radix Totals: .Website 6,342; .Press 800; .Host 780 & Updated Totals on This Week’s Launches

 Mark As Read    

Three new gTLD's went into general availability (GA) yesterday all operated by Radix and the totals after the first day of general availability including domain names registered during the Sunrise period for Trademark holders and during Landrush a period where registrant could pay more money for early access to the domain names are as follows: [...

The Domains 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday 9/19

 Mark As Read    

It was hard to miss yesterday's news that Igloo is buying Aftermarket.com and their assets.  It looks to be a good deal for both sides.  Ammar obviously got enough to approve the sale and Igloo gets the needed platform to sell their assets.  I also know that if Tess Holcolm is involved it will go well.  Congrats to both sides. Here are today's name...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

MacRumors.com Owner Owns AppleWatch.com

 Mark As Read    

Apple Inc. doesn't show a lot of "love" towards domain names as they often launch products without the matching domain name. iPad.com is a clear example of this. It's a domain they very likely could have purchased prior to launching the iPad but did not and have not purchased it since either! In general, Apple mainly puts its focus on Apple.com and...

Dot Weekly 2 days ago

Backing from City of Las Vegas Helped .VEGAS Draw Plenty of Attention to Their Launch

 Mark As Read    

Befitting its status as the new gTLD representing the Entertainment Capital of the World, .VEGAS had a very splashy General Availability debut Monday in Las Vegas. The new extension is also benefiting from its partnership with the City of Las Vegas who gets 10% from each .VEGAS registration.

DNJournal 3 days ago

How to downgrade your brand: From Adhesive to Hivewyre

 Mark As Read    

We never heard of Adhesive before, but apparently they collect and analyze data related to the "stickiness" of online shoppers. The company operated from Adhesive.co, and somewhere along the road they decided the name was too "soft." Maybe they were told that the .com company, that produces real adhesive glue, was supposedly stealing their thunder....

DomainGang 3 days ago

Over 6,500 .Website Domain Names Registered In The First 4 Hours Of Availability

 Mark As Read    

According to a press release we just received from Radix, the new gTLD .WEBSITE, that went into General Availability today has already surpassed 6,500 domains in the first 4 hours “We have been confident about .website right from the start and these numbers just reinforce the potential the TLD holds.” said Sandeep Ramchandani, Radix business [̷...

The Domains 3 days ago

Donuts wants to patent Domain Protected Marks List

 Mark As Read    

Registry files patent application for brand protection tool. Donuts wants to patent the Domain Protected Marks List (DPML), a service that helps brand owners prevent their trademarks from being registered across multiple top level domains. The company filed U.S. patent application 13/804919 (pdf) in March 2013 for "Domain Protected Marks List Based...

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago

.website gets 6,500 regs in first four hours

 Mark As Read    

The new gTLD .website got over 6,500 registrations in the first four hours of general availability, according to Radix Registry. The TLD has been characterized as the first exciting, properly generic English-language new gTLD to launch. With that in mind, one wonders whether 6,500 is a great start. Bear in mind that .website has commodity […]...

DomainIncite.com 3 days ago

Marketing genius: We have the GoDaddy rubber chicken!

 Mark As Read    

Our parody review of the GoDaddy rubber chicken – an item used in a recent GoDaddy campaign on Facebook - was well-received by the fine folks of the #1 domain registrar in the world. Receiving an oversize package in the mail wasn't a first; this time around it wasn't a gorilla costume but rather, a […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 3 days ago

.Buzz discovers that its registrants enjoy the high life

 Mark As Read    

New TLD .Buzz found a customer base it wasn't targeting. When Bill Doshier decided to apply for the .buzz top level domain name, he had a vision for how it would be used: entertainment, social media, fashion…you get the idea. Once the domain name went live, he noticed an entirely different customer segment registering domain […]

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago

The Best Damn Domain List You Will Read Today

 Mark As Read    

Welcome back my friends to another kicking, best damn domain list you will read today! From the DotWeekly Discoveries series, powered by DomainIQ.com I present you with domain names that have been recently purchased and registered by large companies! These are early discoveries that often lead to new brands, new products, new services and more by m...

Dot Weekly 3 days ago

Primary.com Poised to Become a Children’s Clothing Brand

 Mark As Read    

While doing some domain name acquisition research, I came across the descriptive domain name, Primary.com. The colorful landing page indicates that a launch is coming soon, and I shifted gears to learn more about the business rather than trying to acquire the domain name for my company. Since there was no revealing information about the company on ...

Domain Investing 3 days ago

CentralNic invests $1.5m in mystery gTLD applicant

 Mark As Read    

Registry back-end provider CentralNic has stumped up $1.5 million to back a new gTLD applicant in a forthcoming private auction. CentralNic CEO Ben Crawford declined to identify the beneficiary. The company has also not disclosed what stake in the target company it will obtain if it wins the auction. Here's the entirety of the statement […] ...

DomainIncite.com 3 days ago

Ammar Kubba sells iceberg & aftermarket domain to the Igloo Eskimo

 Mark As Read    

Thought Convergence CEO and founder, Ammar Kubba, was beaming from ear to ear earlier today, after the announcement of a corporate asset sale involving a humongous shipment of arctic ice. "For years I've been trying to sell this North Pole iceberg in the aftermarket and it finally materialized, all thanks to the assistance of my […] Copyright...

DomainGang 3 days ago

Beware of Bogus Go Daddy “Account On – Hold” Email Scam

 Mark As Read    

Back on August 17th we wrote about a scam email going around that was impersonating Go Daddy, there looks to be a new one out that says your account is on hold. Another phishing attempt. Elliot Silver had pointed out a post that Go Daddy blogged about when dealing with email and phishing back in […]

The Domains 3 days ago

Igloo acquires Aftermarket.com

 Mark As Read    

Domain broker acquires domain name marketplace. Igloo, a fast growing domain name broker, has acquired domain name marketplace Aftermarket.com from Thought Convergence. The move makes sense for Igloo. While its focus in the past has been on larger, high touch transactions, it is now handling the sale of the old DomainSponsor portfolio that was acqu...

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago
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