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Did Hasbro sell the domain Game.com for $3.4 million dollars ?

 Mark As Read    

Games maker Hasbro sold one of its digital assets last year, the premium domain name Game.com. While this isn't exactly a secret, Game.com was acquired by Hangzhou Duomai E-Commerce Co., mother company of the Chinese domain auction market, 4.CN. The selling price for Game.com was uncovered today, once again by domain investor George Kirikos, who lo...

DomainGang 48 minutes ago

Google Paid Developers More than $7 BILLION in 2014 For Apps & Games On Google Play

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According to a blog post on it company blog today "Google Play now reaches more than 1 billion people on Android devices in more than 190 countries" "In the past year, we paid more than $7 billion to developers distributing apps and games on Google Play." "App discovery plays a critical role in driving your […]

The Domains 2 hours, 30 min ago

Mohammed Emwazi : ‘Jihadi John’ domain name got snagged in minutes

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Minutes after the unveiling of the infamous "Jihadi John's" identity, the dot com domain of Mohammed Emwazi got registered. Its registrant is now offering MohammedEmwazi.com for sale, as witnessed by the landing page for the domain. The registration of such domain names is questionable, and their attempt for immediate sale rarely generates any prof...

DomainGang 2 hours, 33 min ago

Jennifer Wolfe Joins the DomainDiction.com Board

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According to a press release we just received DomainDiction, a PR and marketing agency dedicated to the domain industry, announced that Jennifer Wolfe, "the world’s leading expert on TLDs for brands", will be joining the DomainDiction board of directors. " As a valuable new addition Jennifer will provide vital strategic guidance and experience with...

The Domains 2 hours, 57 min ago

Will You Buy a .App Domain Name?

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The big new gTLD story today was that Google reportedly paid a hair over $25 million to win the rights to operate the .App new gTLD extension (via DNW and TheDomains). There was 13 applicants for the .App extension, and Google prevailed over companies like Amazon, Radix, Donuts, and several others with deep pockets. I would imagine Google has a lot...

Domain Investing 3 hours, 2 min ago

Frank Schilling defends DBAT.com in UDRP

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Owner of .net domain name filed cybersquatting complaint. Baseball equipment company DBAT has lost a UDRP it filed against Frank Schilling for the domain name DBAT.com. The baseball company uses the DBAT.NET domain name. According to the decision (embedded below), DBAT originally threatened Shilling with a UDRP in 2009. It then tried to acquire the...

Domain Name Wire 4 hours, 14 min ago

XYZ : To the top of Kilimanjaro with the help of a Domainer ‘sherpa’

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Despite a stingy situation that involves a lawsuit filed against it by Verisign, the XYZ Registry is gearing up to ascend new peaks. Last month, we covered the upcoming climbing of Mount Kilimanjaro by iron-kneed domainer, Ian Clark. Ian's attempting to climb the tallest mountain in Africa, hoping to raise money for WaterSchool. One cannot […...

DomainGang 5 hours, 4 min ago

Videos.de Sells for 50k EUR at Great Domains Auction

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Sedo's monthly Great Domains auction concluded today, and the largest sale was Videos.de, which sold for 50,000 EUR ($55,975 USD at today's currency conversion rate). MNB.com was the second highest sale at 22,500 EUR ($25,192 USD at today's currency conversion rate). Although many of the domain names received 4 and 5 figure bids, only 9 of the doma...

Domain Investing 5 hours, 22 min ago

Google: Make your website mobile friendly by April 21…or suffer

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Google says major mobile search changes are coming. Unless you want to lose search traffic, you need to make your site mobile friendly before April 21. Google announced today that it will place more weight on how mobile-friendly a website is when users search from a mobile device starting April 21. The company says this […]

Domain Name Wire 5 hours, 43 min ago

Sedo’s Great Domains Auction Results, Including Videos.de for 50,000 EUR, MNB.com, JUR.com

 Mark As Read    

I was stuck on a long conference call about construction dewatering permits and chose to instead focus my attention on the Sedo Great Domains auction which ended earlier today. Below are the unofficial results of the mixture of .com, .de, .nl, and a lone .org: Videos.de – 50,000 EUR (approximately $56,000 USD) MNB.com – 22,500 EUR (appr...

Domain Shane 5 hours, 52 min ago

Google buys .app for over $25 million

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The fiercely competed new gTLD .app has sold to Google for a record-breaking $25 million. The company's Charleston Road Registry subsidiary beat out 12 other applicants for the string, including Donuts, Amazon, Famous Four Media, Radiz and Afilias. The auction lasted two days and fetched a winning bid of $25,001,000, more than any other new […...

DomainIncite.com 6 hours, 30 min ago

Google Wins The new gTLD .APP For $25 Million

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The new gTLD .APP sold for $25 Million to Google today in a ICANN Last Resort Auction which I think is very good news for the new gTLD program in general. This is the highest price paid in an ICANN Last Resort Auction. The previously high price paid for a new gTLD in an ICANN […]

The Domains 6 hours, 34 min ago

Google pays $25 million for .App domain

 Mark As Read    

Google pays dearly for rights to control .App domain name. Google has won the rights to operate the .App top level domain name after paying what may be a record-breaking price for a top level domain name. 13 companies applied to run the .app domain name, and 12 of them were still in the running […]

Domain Name Wire 6 hours, 37 min ago

Cars.com domain was valued at $872 million dollars!

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Domain investor George Kirikos has unveiled what appears to be the highest ever valuation for a domain name. The entire business behind Cars.com, which was valued at $2.5 billion dollars last year, includes a monetary reference of "intangible assets" – or, the very domain name, Cars.com. Its valuation in the documents filed with the Governmen...

DomainGang 7 hours, 18 min ago

Interesting: Minds + Machines patent app for using domain names as currency

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Patent application describes a novel way to use domain names as a currency. So far, we've seen some innovation in how new top level domain names are distributed and sold, but not much innovation in how they're actually used. Minds + Machines has an idea that certainly seems innovative: using domain names as a currency. […]

Domain Name Wire 7 hours, 24 min ago

SwipeMy.Pics : Instagram web app a huge endorsement for Uniregistry gTLD

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A new web app uses the gTLD domain name, SwipeMy.Pics to deliver an easy to use method of viewing Instagram photos. By accessing SwipeMy.Pics on the web, whether on your PC or mobile device, you can move an Instangram account's photos by swiping left and right; zoom is available by double-tapping. Created by ACNE, an […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 7 hours, 50 min ago

HUGE Company Domain Name Movers List

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Thursdays… it's something about Thursdays that never fail to have a lot of domain name movers by large companies and today is no different! Add in the fact I didn't post a list yesterday due to only discovering a few and today's list of domain name movers is huge! These are often early discoveries of domain name purchased, registered or movin...

Dot Weekly 8 hours, 18 min ago

Wow, how was this case not reverse domain name hijacking?

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WIPO panelist drops the ball in RDNH decision. A single member World Intellectual Property Organization panel has denied a UDRP complaint against the domain name alessandro.com, but failed to find the complainant guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. Frankly, I'm stunned that panelist Pablo A. Palazzi did not find beauty products company Alessan...

Domain Name Wire 8 hours, 22 min ago

16 Year Old Domain Alessandro.com Saved In UDRP Owned By A Guy Named Alessandro

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Alessandro International GmbH of Düsseldorf, Germany, just lost its bid to grab the domain name Alessandro.com from a guy named Alessandro In this case Alessandro Gualandi. The one member panel of Pablo A. Palazzi however refused to find reverse domain name hijacking which I thought was appropriate under the circumstances Here are the highlights: "...

The Domains 8 hours, 37 min ago

Germany vs Italy: Alessandro.com was saved in self-represented UDRP!

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Alessandro.com, a domain registered in 1998 by an American of Italian descent, was challenged in a UDRP by Alessandro International GmbH of Düsseldorf, Germany. The domain's registrant, Alessandro Gualandi of New York, represented himself against the Complainant's legal team, and won the case. How could he not, when he used the domain that matches ...

DomainGang 8 hours, 53 min ago

Axero: John Berryhill wins another UDRP over an aged dot .com domain

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Domain attorney John Berryhill is known for his sense of humor, and for the relentlessness when responding to UDRP cases. In a case involving the aged domain name Axero.com, the Complainant, Axero Solutions LLC, asserted that the domain Axero.com was rightfully theirs. The domain was registered in 2004 and it's currently being offered by its [̷...

DomainGang 9 hours, 12 min ago

Melbourne IT Acquires Uber Global For Over $12 Million: Australian Cloud Services Co & Domain Registrar

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Melbourne IT agreed to acquire the third largest Australian based cloud services provider Uber Global for $15.5 million AU (approximately $12.2 million USD) which also owns a ICANN Accredited domain name registrar. The deal, is expected to be complete by April 30, 2015 Melbourne IT reported the acquisition along with its 2014 financial results yest...

The Domains 9 hours, 37 min ago

Here Is Our Run Down As New gTLD’s Top 4.5 Million Registrations

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.Science added another 14K+ domain names registrations yesterday in its second day of general availability, putting the number of new gTLD registrations over the 4.5 million mark. New gTLD registrations still have a large percentage of free, almost free, very low cost and related party registrations. .Science domain names which just launched two da...

The Domains 9 hours, 53 min ago

.APP Rolls Into A Second Day In The ICANN Last Resort Auction; Here’s Why & What It Means

 Mark As Read    

.APP which went into a ICANN Last Resort contention auction yesterday, appears to be going into a second day. ICANN Last Resort auctions, like private auctions for new gTLD contention sets, are not held in a normal auction format that most people are familiar with. Unlike a online domain auction or live domain auctions where […]

The Domains 10 hours, 46 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015

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 I finally sold a domain this month.  I bid everything high and since I have a decent amount of cash I have no need to give anything away and that's resulted in lots of negotiations but no sales. But this one, unlike most offers I get, came in via email and was a good offer.  5 minutes of negotiation and we had a deal.  It was one of my 5L.com and ...

Domain Shane 12 hours, 29 min ago

Sedo Rings Up One of the Year's Five Biggest Sales to Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart

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Though the year is still young we've already seen a lot of impressive domain sales, the latest coming this week when Sedo booked two nice six-figure sales - one of which ranks among the five biggest sales reported so far this year.

DNJournal 21 hours, 44 min ago

Great Domains Auction Ends Tomorrow, Including Domains From Yahoo. JUR.com, Videos.de Hit Reserve.

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Short domains rule again at Sedo's monthly Great Domains auction. As of this writing, three domains have met reserve: Videos.de at 24,999 EUR in bidding (approx $28,400 USD) JUR.com at $10,100 MJE.org at $169 On top of that, there is a strong contingent of solid LLL.com, as they've had in the past, with a few at bidding in the ballpark of their res...

Domain Shane 22 hours, 12 min ago

What To Do When You Do Not Own the Domain Name That Correspondences To Your Trademark?

 Mark As Read    

How can I get the domain name that matches my trademark? Domain names rights are on a first come, first serve basis. An experienced domain name attorney will be able to answer the question after analyzing both your trademark rights and the domain name registration and use in order to determine whether or not the requisite bad faith intent exists....

Traverse Legal 22 hours, 30 min ago

After I’ve Sold a Name, It’s Dead to Me

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These are the words I told Jamie Zoch yesterday when he let me know that Sello was purchased by Shopify.  In short, I could care less. My main reasoning?  Its not my name any more and if I don't get any money out of it, then it no longer effects me.  Two, I could give you a list of 50 names that sold for more after I sold them.  Pretty much every n...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Weekly Domain Broker Listings – 2/25

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The weekly domain name sale listings submitted by several domain brokerages are published below. If you want to buy one of the domain names, reach out to the broker directly rather than comment here. I am not involved in any of these deals. Visitors are welcome to submit one domain name that they own. The domain name must have a buy it now price an...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Kazam! World’s slimmest phone uses a .Mobi domain

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Remember the sale of Flowers.mobi for $6,500? That was a while ago, and while the dot .mobi TLD has lost a lot of domain registrations since, it doesn't mean it serves no purpose. Take, for example, the launch of the Kazam Tornado 348, the world's slimmest phone, at 5.15mm thick. Googling "Kazam" returns Kazam.mobi as […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Marchex CEO steps down

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A new boss at Marchex and Q4 earnings released. Marchex reported earnings today, and also announced that long time CEO Russell Horowitz has stepped down. Company co-founder Pete Christothoulou has taken over the top post. The company, which derives the bulk of its revenue from performance advertising in which customers pay for phone calls, had [...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Domain Name to Sell for $20+ Million?

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Business news that broke early this morning around the bankruptcy of RadioShack may suggest so. The largest shareholder that is already seeking to purchase hundreds of stores from the retailer, has agreed to a separate sale of the chain's name and intellectual property. The bidding is to start at $20 million, which is arguably a reasonable price ...

NamePros 1 day ago

Marchex’s Archeo Revenue $14.5M In 2014; Horowitz Steps Down As CEO; Pete Christothoulou Takes Over

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Marchex (MCHX)  reported its earnings for the 4th Quarter and the full year of 2014, after the market closed today and also announced that Russell Horowitz who has been the CEO of the company for the last 12 years is stepping down as CEO  but will remain on the board. Marchex co-founder Pete Christothoulou was […]

The Domains 1 day ago

EnCira Becomes 1st Registrar For .Bank & Teams Up With The ICBA

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According to a press release just out,  EnCira.com is the first approved ICANN-accredited registrar for the new gTLD .BANK fTLD Registry Services LLC is the operator of the .BANK top-level domain. The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA)   announced that they will be working together with and EnCirca to help community banks understand an...

The Domains 1 day ago

.co.com Hits 1 Year Anniversary & 10K Registrations: It Would Be 83rd Most Registered New gTLD

 Mark As Read    

.co.com announced today that it has hit its one year anniversary since launching and has registered over 10,000 domain names. You can read the official post here. The company wrote in part that its 10,000 registrations are "more than most ICANN new gTLDs – and demand is accelerating" So while  co.com is not a new […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Uniregistry: BestCoin, WebCoin or GoldCoin? Take your trademark pick!

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Since 2014, Uniregistry has been offering the use of Topcoin as alternate payment method; there is an 1/1 exchange rate to the dollar, for domain registrations, renewals and transfers. Topcoin is yet another cryptocurrency, launched after the success of Bitcoin, and it's not the only one. According to the Topcoin website, Uniregistry is one of [...

DomainGang 1 day ago

ICANN ditches plan to give governments more power

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ICANN has quietly abandoned a plan to make it harder for its board of directors to go against the wishes of national governments. A proposal to make a board two-thirds super-majority vote a requirement for overruling advice provided by the Governmental Advisory Committee is now "off the table", ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade told a US […] Related po...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

It’s not rocket science : Domain registrar AlpNames crashed earlier today

 Mark As Read    

After giving away several thousand dot .Science domain names for free, domain registrar AlpNames was unresponsive earlier today. Working with the dot .Science registry, Famous Four Media, AlpNames seems to possess a sense of humor, despite their downtime. Their homepage currently displays the following message: "Science never lets you down… s...

DomainGang 1 day ago

After 6 Figure Acquisition, I-Newswire.com Rebrands as Newswire.com

 Mark As Read    

I-Newswire.com is a popular press release distribution service, and the company rebranded yesterday as Newswire.com. Obviously, this is a major upgrade for the company, and it came at a fairly steep price. According to Michael Santiago, Partner at Newswire.com, the company pursued the domain name for quite some time before turning to Domain Holding...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Blacknight Solutions : Release your inner Science geek campaign

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Michele Neylon, founder of Eire-based Blacknight Solutions, is known for his sense of humor – and appreciation of good food. With the release of several new gTLDs recently, the Irish domain registrar is having a unique promotion of these new domain ‘extensions'. The use of visuals in the form of cult movie posters, is a […] Copyri...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Here’s what sold at NameJet this past week

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Joseph Peterson reviews the previous week's expired domain name sales on NameJet. China is perched at the top of our chart – same as last week. The high expired domain sale from NameJet was YuChu.com ($11.9k), which – if experience is any guide – probably has multiple meanings apart from being a proper name. In spite of its resemblance […]...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

New candidate for worst domain name: Sqeeqee.com

 Mark As Read    

Why would you put your company at such a marketing disadvantage? I've written about plenty of poor domain name choices, and I have a new candidate to throw into the mix: Sqeeqee.com Sqeeqee.com is some sort of social networking platform, and it proudly just launched a cloud file hosting service called SqeeBox. How do you […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

.Science Gets Almost 14,000 (Mostly Free) Registrations

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Yesterday we told you that .Science could be registered for free on AlpNames.com, wound up its first day of general availability with almost 14,000 registrations. .Science only had 13 domain names registered in Sunrise by trademark holders and wound up their first day with 13,397. Not surprisingly almost 94% of all .Science domain names were [̷...

The Domains 1 day ago

.co.com: 10k Domains at 1 Year Anniversary

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Ken Hansen from the .co.com registry shared some news with me that I want to share with you. The .co.com registry recently celebrated its one year anniversary, and there are now more than 10,000 .co.com domain names registered. .co.com domain names retail for anywhere from $20 – $40, and some registrars have a higher renewal cost. The registr...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015

 Mark As Read    

When I visited Sedo's Great auction today it got me to thinking.  Would the seller be better off not having the reserve range next to the name like Flippa, Namejet, and Godaddy?   I do realize the real reason.  To not waste the bidders time.  In a live auction its to keep the auction moving quicker and not getting hung up on a name that is $50K bel...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Why you can’t register emojis in gTLDs

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The popular "emoji" smiley faces are banned as gTLD domains names for technical reasons, according to ICANN. Emojis are a form of emoticon that originated on Japanese mobile networks but are now used by 12-year-old girls worldwide due to their support on Android and iPhone operating systems. It emerged last week that Coca-Cola has registered [̷...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Retro Domaining – Part 2 : Take me out to the ball game!

 Mark As Read    

After yesterday's successful launch of our "retro domaining" open series, we continue with more whimsical imagery, that combines last century's computers with events from the domain industry. Seeing those monstrous mainframes from the 1950s, 60's and 70's one can only imagine what a time traveler, armed with a single smart phone, would achieve back...

DomainGang 1 day ago

We “Do It Right” – ICA on the Record at ICANN 52 Singapore

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On February 4th I departed my home in Alexandria, Virginia for the ICANN 52 meeting in Singapore. I arrived at my hotel’s reception desk 28 hours and +13 time zones later. While my 777 was traversing the Arctic Circle, ICA dispatched a letter to ICANN CEO responding to remarks he made during the annual gathering... Read more

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