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Namecheap to offer web hosting for $10 bucks per year and cPanel

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After going off on a tirade on Facebook about not getting any love or media coverage from domain bloggers, domain registrar Namecheap announced the availability of discounted web hosting services. The price: a paltry $10 annually, or less than the average cost of a dot .com registration. There are several tiers of web hosting, however, […] Co...

DomainGang 39 minutes ago

TRAFFIC 2014 in full blast – First Halloween party pics emerge!

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TRAFFIC parties are legendary, and TRAFFIC 2014 in Miami marks the 10th anniversary of the original domain conference founded by Rick Schwartz. With dozens of costumed participants, the TRAFFIC Halloween party proved to be worthy of its reputation. All the big cheese domainers were there, including dozens more that attended for the first time. The ...

DomainGang 2 hours, 11 min ago

WordPress Plugin Request: Shadow Ban Comments

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On occasion, I will think of a neat plugin that can be used for one of my websites that uses WordPress, and when I search for the idea, I usually find an existing plugin to use. Last week, I thought of a plugin idea, and I could not find one available, so I thought I would blog about the idea. On websites like Reddit, they have what are called "sha...

Domain Investing 2 hours, 35 min ago

Domain Holdings Announces $9.5M in Q3 Sales, 97.7% Sold Were .COM

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Domain Holdings announced their 2014 Q3 sales yesterday.  Total Q3 sales tallied up to $9,554,983 of which a staggering $9,337,626 (97.7%) sold were .COM domains.  Other highlights to note about the Q3 sales from DH sales report: Average weekly sales $796,249 Average sale $29,932 End user sales accounted for 73.84% of all sales Deals closed by emai...

NameTalent.com 2 hours, 38 min ago

Report: 8 .NYC Sites Are Already In Alexa Top 1 Million

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The launch of domain names ending with .NYC about a month ago have just 47,000 .NYC domains have been claimed and will become internet websites from and for New York City. Sites are following suit. Eight sites are already in Alexa´s top One million count. Alexa provides traffic data, global rankings and other information on […]

The Domains 3 hours, 4 min ago

Domain Name Wire Podcast is now on iTunes

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Listen to the Domain Name Wire Podcast on your iOS or Android device. The Domain Name Wire Podcast is now on iTunes, giving you one more way to listen to the show each week. You can find the podcast by visiting this link on your Apple device. iOS users can subscribe to the podcast and […]

Domain Name Wire 3 hours, 21 min ago

IBM takes the .Buzz domain via UDRP

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Despite the new URS process that allows for trademark holders, particularly those of famous marks, to disable an offending gTLD domain, IBM took the UDRP route. In a case filed at the WIPO against the domain IBM.buzz, the Complainant was International Business Machines Corporation. The UDRP was filed 4 months after the domain IBM.buzz was […]...

DomainGang 3 hours, 29 min ago

Startup.club Launches to Help Entrepreneurs Get Access to Great .CLUB Premium Domains

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The .Club registry announced today the Startup.club which is designed to Help Entrepreneurs Get Access to Great .CLUB Premium Domain Names with the purchase price financed up to over 10 years with no interest.   The Startup.Club will be rolled out today  T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East Conference in Miami. The new program for entrepreneurs which includes ...

The Domains 4 hours, 11 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday 10/31

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It looks like everyone is having a great start to TRAFFIC.  Judging by the clothing, the weather has to be better than it is here in Central IL. It's absolutely miserable here.  I'm glad my daughter is too old to trick or treat because I'd have to put on ski outfit to go out in this cold wet weather.  I'd much rather have beautiful young ladies bri...

Domain Shane 5 hours, 29 min ago

Photos & Highlights from Opening Night at the 2014 TRAFFIC East Conference in Miami Beach

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The 10th anniversary edition of the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference got underway tonight with a scintillating opening night outdoor welcoming party at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. We have photos & highlights from the entire day in South Florida for you.

DNJournal 13 hours, 35 min ago

The FTC issues hefty fine to the manager of 18 dating sites for ‘fake profiles’

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The Federal Trade Commission has issued a fine to the British dating services company JDI Dating,  for using computer generated user profiles, referred to as "virtual cupids". These fake profiles were used as a bait, tricking users into upgrading their own accounts to paid memberships. Upon creating their profile, the users would receive messages f...

DomainGang 15 hours, 42 min ago

5 Easy Web Development Ideas to Jumpstart Your Domain Names

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Have a great domain name and wondering what to do with it? Here are five type of web development sites you can easily employ to jump start your domain names. Community + Social Engagement Wondering what to do with your GEO domain names? Look no further for inspiration than blogger, Tracey Record. Tracey and her

Neustar reports earnings, .Co grossed $4.4 million last quarter

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.Co acquisition helps boost revenue at Neustar. Neustar reported third quarter earnings after the bell today. The company, which operates .us, .biz and .co, reported a 7% lift in revenue and a 1% increase in net income compared to the third quarter of 2013. A big growth driver was the addition of .Co, which the […]

Domain Name Wire 19 hours, 29 min ago

.CA Domain Drop comes up Aces on October 29

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DomainReport.ca I don't know about you, but October has been a busy month for .ca and .com domain inquiries for me.  It seems like everyone is on the hunt to get a good domain name for their website presence.  Most of 2014 has been average for me, but in August things started picking up and October has been great.  I hope 2014 finishes the same wa...

DomainReport.ca 20 hours, 46 min ago

Does auctioning off a new TLD to the highest bidder set up failure?

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Why did losers not value the domain name as high as the winner? Let me start by saying I'm not a big fan of the idea of community priority and similar mechanisms for determining which applicant gets a particular top level domain name. But I've also been thinking lately about the auction process and its […]

Domain Name Wire 22 hours, 51 min ago

Ashton Kutcher is not the only one registering domain names related to his baby Wyatt

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Yesterday we wrote about Ashton Kutcher on Conan discussing that he got all the domain names for his new daughter Wyatt Isabelle, “We immediately went home and we reserved all the domain names. " It seems like he did not get all the domain names, it looks like someone other than Ashton got WyattIsabelleKutcher.com registered […]

The Domains 23 hours, 40 min ago

Duane Forrester is up for grabs

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Meeting Duane Forrester, Bing's search engine guru, during NamesCon was an empowering moment. Duane's not just a remarkably intelligent professional, he also possesses the interpersonal skills to deliver his knowledge and wisdom, in powerful blasts of information. As the closing speaker at NamesCon, he delivered the facts with a charming eloquence ...

Acro.net 1 day ago

UDRP for TheAA.email adds to the Yoyo pile

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Another day, another UDRP for Yoyo Email, Ltd. – a UK corporation that has had a record number of UDRP cases filed against it this year. The reason: registrations of corporate names, brands and trademarks in the dot .Email gTLD, a practice that Yoyo Email refers to as a "business model", asserting that it has […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Expired Domain Report: a strong .net sale and more

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Joseph Peterson takes a look at the past week in the expired domain name market. There has been some discussion this past year among domain investors about the market outlook for .NET domains. Traditionally, .NET has played second fiddle to .COM for the most part, and some predict that wave after wave of new TLD […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Google Voice Alternative Vonjour.com Release Exclusive Perk for GoDaddy Members

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In a press release Vonjour.com announced a program for Go Daddy customers called, "Vonjour for Go Daddy" Go Daddy members will receive a discount of 15 % on Vonjour related services. As Go Daddy continues to focus on small business under Blake Irving this is another step in providing a comprehensive small business suite of […]

The Domains 1 day ago

.ooo owner Infinibeam isn’t just crazy, it’s a misinformation machine

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Company is spreading a lot of incorrect information about domain names. I was rather amused when Infibeam, the Indian ecommerce company behind .ooo, announced its bold ambitions for the domain name last month. I figured it was just a publicity stunt. Kevin Murphy called the company's sales targets including millions of first year registrations "bat...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Cyber-catcall: Shoshana B. Roberts missed out on the dot .com

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We've said it before: if you plan to be part of a viral campaign, make sure you already own your name as a dot .com, maybe even a variation of it. Shoshana B. Roberts, a New York based actress, made national news recently over her role as a naturally beautiful, casually dressed female walking in […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 day ago

“Creepy” .Com videos get 600k watches, here are 2 more [Watch]

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If you thought "Fish on a Bus" was weird, wait until you see "Bee in a Bar". Last week Verisign released videos under its new marketing campaign "Make Your Idea Internet Official". The videos have been described in a number of ways, with "creepy" being one of them. Yeah, "Fish on a Bus" is certainly […]...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Poll: .Net vs. New gTLD

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Yesterday, I read Kevin Murphy's article, "Is the free ride over for Verisign’s .net?" In the article, cited comments from Verisign CEO Jim Bidzos and Verisign CFO George Kilguss regarding the current state of .net domain names and their future. After sharing public comments made by Bidzos and Kilguss, Murphy wrote, "As .com buyers start to see mor...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Real Estate agent does not want to be a dot .Realtor

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In a brutally honest essay on the dot .Realtor availability, Real Estate agent, Teresa Boardman, states that she will stick to dot .com for now. "I think I’ll just stick with my .com domains. I can have domain names like StPaulRealEstateBlog.com and StPaulCondolife.com and StPaulPhotos.com and several others that don’t include my name, or the [R...

DomainGang 1 day ago

New gTLD’s Top 3 Million Domain Names As .Realtor Moves Into #5 With 78K Free Registrations

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New gTLD domain name registrations passed the 3 million mark today. According to ntldstats.com, the total number of new gTLD domain name registrations sits at 3,026,376. The good news is that in less than 8 months new gTLD registrations went from zero to over 3 Millihttps://www.thedomains.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=60681&actio n=edit&message...

The Domains 1 day ago

DigikaPart: Iranian domain lost in UDRP due to copycat content

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When your brand copies off another business's name, making claims about the name's origin won't work if you also copy their content. A UDRP filed at the WIPO against the domain name DigikaPart.com by DigiKey Electronics, was met by a surprising claim by the Respondent. DigikaPart was registered in Iran and appears to be providing […] Copyrigh...

DomainGang 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday 10/30

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Today is a special day in the Cultra household.  My daughter turns 15 years old.  She starts working on her permit in a few months. I say it only so all those of you who live or pass through Illinois can stay off the roads for a few years to save yourself.  Also Aaron and I have an ad spot available on the top right.  We'll give you a pretty good d...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Photos & Highlights from the First Day of Pre-Show Networking at TRAFFIC East on Miami Beach

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On a picture perfect day on Florida's Miami Beach the 10th anniversary edition of the pioneering T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference unofficially opened today when early birds enjoyed the first of two days of pre-show cabana networking at the fabulous Fontainebleau Hotel.

DNJournal 1 day ago

Agari and Neustar Partner To Provide Domain Protection Solution

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According to a press release today Agari and Neustar are partnering to today announced the two leading security firms are partnering to give customers the highest level of domain security possible in the current climate of targeted and sophisticated cyberattacks. The partnership provides the industry’s first-ever collaborative domain protection sol...

The Domains 1 day ago

.OOO CEO Predicts over 2M registrations in first year

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Today The Economic Times did a story about .OOO with some pretty interesting quotes from the CEO. I wrote about .OOO last week and I definitely don't want to look like I'm picking on them. I'm all for anyone who wants to take a new gTLD and make it something big, at the same time, […]

Domainvestors.tv 1 day ago

Weekly Domain Broker Listings – 10/29

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This week's domain broker submitted domain names for sale are posted below. Please contact the domain broker that listed the domain name if you are interested in purchasing or discussing one of the submissions. Visitors are permitted to post one domain name for sale in the comment section if they would like with their contact information. The listi...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Same, but different: Sedo gets a redesign

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Sedo has redesigned its homepage and content pages, giving them a much-needed "facelift." The new design is not responsive, and the homepage places emphasis on the new direction in the domain industry, that of gTLDs. Below the masthead, domain listings are displayed, which refresh every few seconds - a nice touch. Inner pages more or […] Copy...

DomainGang 1 day ago

A World Without ICANN - Part 1: A Monopoly By Definition

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ICANN doesn?t get much love these days; that?s hardly a secret. We?d be much better off without such a greedy organization milking the domaining industry at every turn. But how do you change something that is such an integral part of the Internet? The entire problem isn?t immediately apparent. Before we can begin to fix the problem, we have to ...

NamePros 1 day ago

HP Launches Sprout After Likely Acquiring Sprout.com

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On October 17, Jamie Zoch of DotWeekly.com wrote this about the Sprout.com domain name: "Something is up with the domain. It was owned by Sprout Software of Boston and the domain was registered with Pairnic but has moved to the domain name registrar MarkMonitor and put under generic whois data. The domain currently does not resolve… so it may have ...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

UDRP for Banksy.com dropped after Complainant was revealed to be an impostor!

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A UDRP that was filed against the owner of the domain name Banksy.com, was dropped by the arbitrator at the WIPO, who issued a partial reimbursement of the UDRP fees. While no details were revealed by the UDRP documents, the sleuths at The Register contacted the owner of the domain, who shared some shocking info. […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 day ago

Juan Diego Calle: LinkedIn profile status ‘unemployed’

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After founding and selling .CO Internet S.A.S. to Neustar for several million dollars, Juan Diego Calle is currently in dire straits. Despite the huge success of dot .CO domain names, Juan Diego Calle's personal story is heart-breaking; his LinkedIn profile clearly states "Unemployed". We ran across Juan Diego in a house for the poor and […] ...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Domain Holdings sold nearly $10 million in domain names last quarter

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…and 98% of sales were .com. Domain Holdings' outbound domain name sales machine continued to churn last quarter, with the company selling $9.55 million worth of domains in Q3. That's down slightly from the $9.9 million it sold in Q2, but that quarter included a $5.0 million sale. The biggest transaction in Q3 was $2.7 […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

21 end user domain name sales at Sedo

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A sex toy company, pet food seller and Big Blue bought domain names last week. Sedo sold $1 million worth of domain names last week, including some to big name buyers. It looks like IBM even got into the mix. Here's a list of 21 end user sales at the marketplace last week: (You can […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Domain Holdings Sells $10M In Domain Names In 3rd Quarter: Transactions Up 7.8%

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According to its Third Quarter sales report,  Domain Holdings reported almost $10,000,000 USD in domain name sales. The total amount of sales was  down from 3.8% from the second quarter however the number of transactions were up 7.8%. Domain Holdings reported their biggest domain sale for the quarter was $2.7 Million versus $5.0 Million in Q2 [R...

The Domains 2 days ago

Ashton Kutcher reveals he’s reserved domain names for his daughter Wyatt

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Ashton Kutcher who is one of the more prominent celebs to adapt to social media and has over 16 million Twitter followers, has secured the domain for his new baby daughter.  There is talk the one month old could have her own Twitter and Instagram accounts too. The names Kutcher registered included: WyattKutcher.com WyattIsabelle.com.  The […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Find a Domain Buyer via Google ccTLD

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I like to do my own research to find prospective buyers for some of my domain names, and I thought of a way that might be useful to find new leads. Typically, I use Google.com to search for companies that use the keywords of the domain name I am selling. I thought perhaps using a ccTLD where Google operates could bring additional prospective buyer ...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Critics say Google is “Hispandering” with new .Soy domain name

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If the company is Hispandering, it's also mompandering and corporationpandering. New top level domain name registries offering regional, niche, or cultural domains, take note: the people you're targeting might take it the wrong way. That's apparently the case with .soy. Google's new domain name isn't targeted to yuppies who don't like cow's milk. I...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

UDRP Panelist Screws Up Name Of TM 3 Times Transfering 7 Domain Names

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A UDRP was decided by a one member panel of the the National Arbitration Forum on the domain names: highrollerdates.com highrollerwheelweddings.com highrollerweddingslv.com highrollerdate.com highrollerdatelv.com winfreehighrollertickets.com highrollerride.com Awarding all of them to Caesars License Company, LLC Eduardo Magalhães Machado, the sole ...

The Domains 2 days ago

Insomniacs: Sedo, Afternic and NameJet domain sales listings make great bed time reads

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If you suffer from insomnia, you are not alone; about 22% of all American adults suffer from a chronic bout of lack of sleep. A shocking 48% reports having insomnia occasionally, and the number goes up as the use of tablets and smart phones at bed time increases. What can domain investors do in order […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Wednesday 10/27

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Here are today's names. LoveManager.com   Sounds like a cheesy online dating site.  But they're all cheesy compared to Tinder TileWork.com   16 years old.  If you've had a bathroom or kitchen you've had some of it done PortlandLobster.com  There are people that specialize in Lobster in Portland.  Upgrade name for a few companies as well. LiveInterp...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Nominet hires venture capitalist as new CEO

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Nominet has named Lesley Cowley's replacement as CEO as Russell Haworth, a Thomson Reuters alum who's spent much of 2014 working as a venture capitalist. Russell was previously managing director of Thomson Reuters' Middle East & Africa division. Since January, he's been a co-founder and partner at Saya Ventures, an investment company focused o...

DomainIncite.com 2 days ago

Quitted ICANN director gets old job back

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Olga Madruga-Forti, who quit ICANN's board of directors earlier this month, has gone back to work for the US Federal Communications Commission. I gather that while ICANN was aware of her new job, it was unable to announce the move at the time of her resignation. The FCC said Madruga-Forti will be chief of Strategic […] Related posts: Satelli...

DomainIncite.com 2 days ago

Flippa Recap: Drones.net, Truthful.com, Socialight.com, SmallBusiness.loans, Blockchain.com.au

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Another solid week from Flippa last week, with one domain sale in the 5-figures, twelve in the 4-figures, and then three more that were just a buck off at $999. Some domains that sold last week Drones.net – $17,500 – Imagine seeing packages delivered to your door as pictured to the right. In my day job, we're a couple months from starti...

Domain Shane 2 days ago
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