January 23, 2012 Posts

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.net Registered But .com Domain Available

 Mark As Read    

I tried something a bit different with today's available domain list. The following unregistered keyword .com's all have something in common. They are all registered in the .net extension, and in some cases registered in other extensions too. In fact, a decent percentage of these available .com's have a developed website on their .net counterpart. ...

Bill Eisenmann 818 days ago

Industry Heavyweights Find New Domain Monetization Gold in Old Vein: Email Addresses

 Mark As Read    

When I got an email from Chicago.com owner Josh Metnick with a subject line that said "Something amazing is happening!" I sat up and took notice. Josh is not a guy who is given to hyperbole. We got on the phone and he did indeed have an amazing story to tell - one that will be music to the ears of owners of top tier .com domains.

DNJournal 818 days ago

3 New Party Venues Ready to Welcome Guests at Next Week's DOMAINfest Global Conference

 Mark As Read    

The DOMAINfest Global 2012 conference will be running next week in Santa Monica, California. Over the past couple of weeks I've posted about some of the business highlights on the agenda, but one of the biggest changes will involve the evening social events. After a 3 year run, the Playboy Mansion is out & 3 new venues are in.

DNJournal 818 days ago

Which domain forum is best?

 Mark As Read    

Take this five minute survey. There's been a bit of news in the domain name forum world recently, with NamePros selling to the owner of Bodis.com. Will that shake up the "ranking" of domain forums? You tell me… You have the opportunity to vote for the best domain name forum on the 7th annual Domain

Domain Name Wire 818 days ago

CIT gets control of nasty John Thain domain names

 Mark As Read    

Domains transferred to Thain's latest employer. There are a lot of people out there who don't care for John Thain, current chairman and CEO of CIT. He was, after all, at the helm of Merrill Lynch during the banking meltdown…and apparently spent $1 million renovating a couple offices while on the government dole. When his

Domain Name Wire 818 days ago

Mail Boxes Etc. in Spain gets Mailboxes.org in dispute

 Mark As Read    

UDRP panel hands over Mailboxes.org domain name. MBE Spain 2000, S.L., which manages franchises of Mail Boxes Etc. in Spain, has been awarded the domain name Mailboxes.org by a World Intellectual Property Organization panel. The domain name was owned by a franchisee of MBE Spain. After the case was filed the franchisee forwarded the domain

Domain Name Wire 818 days ago

USPTO wising up to new TLD frontrunning

 Mark As Read    

Cancels two approvals, more to come? The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is finally catching on to a game I've reported about many times: trying to sneak through a trademark on a top level domain name. The USPTO has a policy of not issuing trademarks for top level domain names. But that hasn't stopped people

Domain Name Wire 818 days ago

New domain search to find available domains…fast

 Mark As Read    

Lean Domain Search finds available domain names that include your search term. A couple years ago I wrote about domain finding tool Domain Pigeon. Creator Matt Mazur is back with a new tool to identify available domain names that include a specific keyword. Just type in a keyword and Lean Domain Search matches it with

Domain Name Wire 818 days ago

Buy.XXX: a case study of consumer awareness of TLDs

 Mark As Read    

The general public doesn't know that domains can end something other than .com. On November 22 I wrote an article about ICM Registry's TV ad campaign. The ad campaign invited viewers to visit www.buy.xxx to learn more about the new .xxx domain extension. The campaign reached a lot of eyeballs judging by the flood of

Domain Name Wire 818 days ago

SOPA goes to Ireland

 Mark As Read    

Ireland may enact a SOPA-like law without much debate. The Stop Online Piracy Act in America may be "dead" for now, but the United States isn't the only country that wants to fiddle with the internet. Net heads in Ireland are revolting against a proposal from Sean Sherlock, Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation in

Domain Name Wire 817 days ago

Two Quick Domaining Security Tips

 Mark As Read    

As a domainer, you have several important accounts, from accounts at various registrars to PayPal accounts or email accounts and so on. Sure, it's convenient to use the same password for all of them but if you're serious about domaining… don't. Just don't. Oh and speaking of email accounts, here's the second tip. Your whois email...

Domaining Tips 818 days ago

Domain Investing: “Weird, Arcane and Occasionally Profitable”

 Mark As Read    

There's an article about domain names that I found interesting on NorthJersey.com, an online publication covering northern New Jersey news and people.  The article is primarily about the sale of 45.com and the story behind it, which is described as "a window into the weird, arcane and occasionally profitable world of Internet domain names." The for...

Domain Investing 818 days ago

DomainParking.com to Offer Store Front for Domain Investors

 Mark As Read    

I received a press release from DomainParking.com and wanted to share the information with you. The company was founded by Internet entrepreneur and domain investor, Igal Lichtman, who you can read more about on Wikipedia. DomainParking.com is offering domain investors a store front to exhibit their domain names. I believe the crux of the idea...

Domain Investing 818 days ago

Every Investor Has a Different Strategy

 Mark As Read    

There are a whole lot of sources to learn about investing in domain names, much more so than years past. There are individual bloggers (and people who comment on blogs), websites that discuss domain names, and various people on domain forums. There are also various tools to track what some of the bigger domain investors

Domain Investing 818 days ago

Geeks vs. Nerds… Hilarious Infographic

 Mark As Read    

All right, we admit… as a bunch of domain name developers, web hosting tech lovers, SEO number crunchers and website building internet lovers, we probably fall into this category.  The question is… which one?   P.S. Yes, we got bitten by … Continue reading →

Name.com 818 days ago

The Story Behind The $280K Sales Of 45.com: The Seller Got The Domain As Collateral For A $15K Loan

 Mark As Read    

In December the domain name 45.com sold for $280,000 Today the NorthJerseyNews.com told the story behind the sale including how the seller of the domain name, Glen DiGirolamo got the domain as collaterial for a $15K loan. ""he story behind … Continue Reading

The Domains 818 days ago

Tucows Publishes Results Of Its Tender Offer

 Mark As Read    

According to a press release today Tucows has repurchased millions of shares of its own stock based on an Oversubscribed tender offer. Here is the PR: "Tucows Inc. (NYSE AMEX:TCX), (TSX:TC), aannounced today the preliminary results of its modified "Dutch … Continue Reading

The Domains 818 days ago

Compete.com Says XXX.com Traffic Doubled Since The .XXX Launch

 Mark As Read    

With hundreds of new right of the dot, gTLD extensions being applied for, I though I would take a look at the most recent extension, .XXX and see what effect it was having on the traffic of XXX.com According to … Continue Reading

The Domains 818 days ago

Newspapers.com Hits The Sales Block

 Mark As Read    

According to a press release today the owners of Newspapers.com has put the domain up for sale ""Internet Express Inc., the company that owns the domain name “newspapers.com” and related website has indicated it will entertain offers for the name and site, according to newspaper brokerage firm Cribb, Greene & Associates who represent the seller...

The Domains 818 days ago

DistanceLearning.com Hits the Sales Block

 Mark As Read    

According to a Press Release tonight the domain name DistanceLearning.com is on the sales block. It certainly is a huge category in the education field. According to Steven Kennedy, President of SK Creations, Inc., which owns the name: "The generic domain name DistanceLearning.com can help position any company as a market leader with the unique bra...

The Domains 817 days ago

Interview on Domain Sherpa

 Mark As Read    

Michael Cyger recently interviewed me for his fantastic videoblog site domainsherpa.com. During the interview I discuss what it means to optimise domains, my thoughts on the industry and how domain owners can improve their revenue line. I would like to thank Michael at DomainSherpa for the interview and wish him all the best in helping educate new ...

WhizzBangsBlog 817 days ago

Domain Development Drops For The Week Of January 23rd, 2012

 Mark As Read    

Hello everyone and welcome to my very first Domain Development Drop List of 2012! I started this segment in late 2011 and had a very positive response so I've decided to make it a regular feature on my blog. If you haven't read about what I look for in expired domains, let me give you

Domainvestors.tv 817 days ago

Monday’s Big List of Domains At Auction or Dropping Around the Internets 1/23/12

 Mark As Read    

This time next week many of us will be at DomainFest   Not much talk about the show this year.   We'll see how that translates but Oversee has been less than outgoing with the promotion.  I don't think they've even announced the winner to their little fantasy domaining contest.  I'm going because of the people that

Domain Shane 818 days ago

10 “Future Trends” That I Feel Are/Will Continue to See Extraordinary Growth in 2012 and Beyond

 Mark As Read    

You may call them future trends, you could call them now trends, but in my opinion they are trends that will still offer an opportunity for investment while it's still early in their life cycle.  There are plenty of ways to invest including owning domains, building out domains, or investing in companies in these areas. 

Domain Shane 818 days ago

After A Short Vacation, I’m Back In The States…

 Mark As Read    

by Chris Woodward Last week I had quite a few changes take place in my life in a very short period of time. I quit my job and my girlfriend and I broke up all within a matter of hours. Pretty much any routine I had went out the window in one day. I decided

Domain Shane 818 days ago

Banned in the USA!

 Mark As Read    

With the demise of Megaupload after its alleged involvement in organized software and media piracy, one after another such online file repositories are changing their modus operandi. The most extreme action has been taken by Germany-owned Uploaded.to – which uses the Toga ccTLD as a vanity domain. Uploaded.to simply blocks all IP addresses or...

DomainGang 818 days ago

ICANN to roll out .ICANNT gTLD

 Mark As Read    

ICANN is swimming in the dough, just a few days after the first batch of applicants deposited $5,000 each as a good faith advance for their gTLD application to be processed. Seizing this opportunity, ICANN is about to roll out its own gTLD – dot .ICANNT "The new era of the Internet and the continuous

DomainGang 818 days ago

iReport.com – Former Rick Schwartz asset reaches 1,000,000 members

 Mark As Read    

iReport.com – the domain sold to CNN by Rick Schwartz in a transaction that netted the Domain King $750,000 has reached a major milestone today: 1,000,000 members. In a notice at iReport.CNN.com the announcement of its millionth member fails to disclose that the news network no longer uses the domain, other than as a forward

DomainGang 817 days ago

The Trend In Audio Advertising: There Isn’t One … Or Is There?

 Mark As Read    

I got interested in audio advertising back around late 2007/early 2008 when a company called NetAudioAds made a brief stir in the online advertising world.  They pretty much crashed and burned, and I won't get into all of that. (but a word of warning, if you visit their website: don't bother.  The site is still

DomainAnimal 818 days ago

One-year .co.uk domains will be more expensive

 Mark As Read    

Single-year .co.uk domain name registrations will cost more per year than multi-year registrations, under plans outlined by .uk registry Nominet today. The registry announced back in November that it intended to loosen up its registration policies to bring them into line with other top-level domains. From May 1, a one-year .uk domain will have a ...

DomainIncite.com 818 days ago

50% ROI Per Year on Domain Name Parking – With Michael Gilmour

 Mark As Read    

What are the best domain names to buy for parking, how can you maximize your return on investment when buying such names, and what is an appropriate return on investment for parking? These are but three of the questions answered in this week's show with Michael Gilmour.An entrepreneur and investor, Gilmour started his domain name business by placin...

DomainSherpa 818 days ago
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