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Available Domain Names List Feb-2

 Mark As Read    

Another day, another drop. Here are your fresh available domain names that expired on February 2nd. This one can't compete with yesterday's list in terms of volume but there are some nice finds in here if you take the time to analyze it. Don't take too long though, or it will be gone. Tomorrow's list is

Bill Eisenmann 942 days ago

131 Expired Domains

 Mark As Read    

The following 131 domain names are expired and available to register at the time of writing this. As usual, all names are linked to the Godaddy, Moniker and Network Solutions buy screens for quick access as the names are usually gone quickly. astrologyspeak.com Godaddy Moniker NetSol disgracelist.com Godaddy Moniker NetSol proxyupdate.com Godaddy M...

DNXpert 942 days ago

Godaddy Domain Auction – My Selection Of PageRank Domains 80

 Mark As Read    

The following 35 domain names are available to bid on at the Godaddy auctions at the time of writing this. All names are linked to the Godaddy auction bid screen for quick access. I have tried to confirm all PRs to make sure they are not fake but you still have to do your own

DNXpert 942 days ago

LIVE : DomainFest Global 2012 Auction Results

 Mark As Read    

We were are remotely live blogging the auction results of the DomainFest 2012 SnapNames Moniker Auction.  One domain name has sold before the auction began, Marriages.com for $36,000.  Out of 60 domain names, 10 names had already met their reserve at the start of the auction. Please note that while we do our best to provide

Domain Name News 942 days ago

Tucows launches Ting mobile phone service

 Mark As Read    

Tucows branches out, enters mobile phone business. Tucows, which owns one of the world's largest domain registrars, officially launched mobile phone service Ting today. In a press release, Tucows CEO Elliot Noss said: "What people are forced to put up with from mobile service providers just doesn't make sense. It's too complicated, too opaque, too...

Domain Name Wire 942 days ago

How Twitter was named and bought Twitter.com for $7,500

 Mark As Read    

Biz Stone discusses the naming of his company. Today at DOMAINfest in Santa Monica, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone talked about how they named the company and bought the domain for $7,500. Stone and his co-founders wanted a name that showed "urgency". They came up with Jitter, but thought that sounded negative. One of his partners

Domain Name Wire 942 days ago

Occupy.com domain name sells

 Mark As Read    

Domain has new owner but identity is unknown. Occupy.com, which was pitched for sale to the Occupy Movement last year, has sold. It's not clear who purchased the domain name since its whois record is protected by whois. But the buyer definitely wants to capitalize on the movement. It started a logo design contest on

Domain Name Wire 942 days ago

ICE Seizes Hundreds More Domains (Full List)

 Mark As Read    

ICE has seized hundreds more domain names prior to the 2012 Super Bowl. 307 "websites" were seized in this latest round, with 16 sites being "streaming" sites. The remaining sites were selling counterfeit merchandise. You can read more about the details of the bust on NetworkWorld.com but I will focus on the domain names! First...

Dot Weekly 942 days ago

Startup America Partnership Using S.CO

 Mark As Read    

Startup America is a privately funded, highly touted organization with three goals: "Provide valuable resources and connections to help young companies grow. Support regional startup ecosystems throughout the country. Recognize startups as the drivers of our economy and their founders as American heroes." The organization, chaired and co-founded by...

Domain Investing 942 days ago

After the Sale, Are You More or Less Likely to Use Moniker?

 Mark As Read    

I'm sure you've already read the news that Moniker and Snapnames were acquired by KeyDrive in a private transaction. I am very surprised that neither Oversee.net nor Key Drive sent an email to Moniker / Snapnames clients, and I don't see anything that would indicate that either company issued a press release to announce the news yet....

Domain Investing 942 days ago

Godaddy & .Co Stars In The CBS TV Show “Super Bowls Greatest Commercials”

 Mark As Read    

Last night CBS aired a one hour TV show "Super Bowls Greatest Commercials" and Godaddy and .Co starred, taking up the 1st five minute the show. The show was co-hosted by Godaddy's Spokesman Jillian Michaels who appeared in Godaddy gear. Also appearing on the show were Bob Parson's, and three Godaddy commercials including last year's .Co commercial ...

The Domains 942 days ago

Reports Say ICANN’s New gTLD TAS System Is Missing Applications

 Mark As Read    

According to tweets from a couple of people at NeuStar, the ICANN TAS system is having problems today. Jeff Neuman of NeuStart Tweeted today: "Check your applications in TAS. Reports of missing applications- Our application 4 .Neustar is 1 of them" ""TAS also lost our "unique" ID which we got upon paying initial 5k. We need ID to pay remainder, fil...

The Domains 942 days ago

Sedo.com Sells GEB.com For 40,000 Euro’s

 Mark As Read    

The domain name GEB.com just sold on Sedo for 40,000 Euro's or around $50K. The seller appears to be a Gerard Brady. The domain is currently at Escrow.com awaiting transfer…

The Domains 942 days ago

JustDropped.com Releases App For iPhone

 Mark As Read    

According to an email we just received the popular daily newsletter, JustDropped.com just released an App for the iPhone The newsletter has over 65,000 subscribers and I have been using it for years as well. Here is the screenshot of the App available in iTunes now buy clicking here …

The Domains 942 days ago

Beckstrom Tells USA TODAY On New gTLD’s: “We’re improving Internet Domain Space”

 Mark As Read    

In an OpEd piece published by USA Today, the CEO of ICANN Rod Beckstrom says of the new gTLD program that "It will create space on the Internet that is more secure than what exists today." "Applicants will undergo criminal background checks, financial evaluations and challenging technical assessments. More than 300 pages of rules govern the applica...

The Domains 942 days ago

Hawaii Proposes Bill To Force State To Apply For New gTLD’s; 1 Of Which Isn’t Even Allowed

 Mark As Read    

A bill just proposed in the Hawaii state legislature seeks to require the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to make application for the new gTLD's of .hawaii, .hi, and .aloha. One of  the TLD the legislature is requiring the state to apply for .Hi isn't even available to be applied for under the Guidebook  so if they ...

The Domains 942 days ago

Domainfest Global Domain Name Auction Nets $717,000

 Mark As Read    

The live domain name auction from Domainfest Global just ended resulting in $717,450 in sales. QR.com led the way selling for $325,000. Empire.com sold for $135,000 and another two letter .com QE.com sold for $85,00 Marriages.com sold before the auction started for $36,000 Catfood.com sold for $62,000 after selling just a little more than 2 years a...

The Domains 942 days ago

DOMAINfest 2012: Keynote By Biz Stone

 Mark As Read    

Wednesday night was a blast beginning at the Petersen Auto Museum and ending at the Viper Room in West Hollywood. Surprisingly we still managed to get more than six hours of sleep which is a rarity at conferences but leaves us with lots of energy for the last party of DOMAINfest taking place tonight at

Domainvestors.tv 942 days ago

DOMAINfest 2012 Day Three – Live Auction

 Mark As Read    

2011 was plagued with some fairly disappointing auctions so I was pretty excited to see how we kicked-off 2012. There were some absolutely phenomenal names in the auction but as we've seen in the past, the key is pricing. Also, plenty of the highest-value sales happen after the auction so it will be interesting to

Domainvestors.tv 942 days ago

Thursday’s Big List of Domains At Auction and Dropping Around the Net 2-2-12

 Mark As Read    

Another fantastic night last night with exotic cars, Sam at the Viper room and after … FULL ARTICLE »

Domain Shane 943 days ago

Feds Seize 307 Sports Related Domain Names Just Before Super Bowl Weekend

 Mark As Read    

Wired is reporting that Feds have seized 307 sports related domain names just days before … FULL ARTICLE »

Domain Shane 942 days ago

Frank Schilling, Moniker and SnapNames are now connected

 Mark As Read    

News of the sale of Moniker and SnapNames by Oversee to Luxemburg-based KeyDrive made a splash yesterday. The formation of KeyDrive occurred when Key-Systems and NameDrive merged last year, creating a physical as much as a brand merger. Very creative. Except, KeyDrive only owns the .LU ccTLD and not the .COM On the other hand,

DomainGang 942 days ago

Lana Del Rey on the cover of Vogue magazine

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Singer Lana Del Rey, talented daughter of domain investor Robert Grant has taken her successful career to a new level. Lana appears on the cover of the British edition of Vogue magazine; the March issue, in particular. Titled "The Fascinating Lana Del Rey", the issue strategically places the words "Oh so pretty!" at the bottom...

DomainGang 942 days ago

Hackers stole data from Verisign, Blacknight

 Mark As Read    

Hackers broke into Verisign's corporate network and made out with sensitive data, it emerged today. The attacks happened in 2010 and the company does not believe its all-important domain name infrastructure – which supports .com and several other top-level domains – was compromised. Reuters broke the news today, but the attack was actually revealed...

DomainIncite.com 942 days ago

Startup America obtains s.co and offers free .co domains to entrepreneurs

 Mark As Read    

Startup America, an initiative to encourage entrepreneurship in the US, has rebranded itself S.co and will offer a free one-year .co domain registration to registered members. For .CO Internet, the .co registry, this is a pretty sweet marketing coup. The Startup America Partnership is a private initiative created a year ago in response to White ...

DomainIncite.com 942 days ago

.com passed 100 million mark in October

 Mark As Read    

Verisign's .com registry passed the 100 million domains under management milestone in October, the company's monthly ICANN registry report revealed today. The exact number of domains under management in .com on October 31 was 100,540,971, having increased by a net 690,243 registrations over the course of the month. That's a pretty big deal, but for...

DomainIncite.com 942 days ago

.sas could be the first contested dot-brand gTLD

 Mark As Read    

Scandinavian Airlines System Group is to apply to ICANN for a generic top-level domain, .sas, in what could turn out to be the first example of a contested dot-brand. The company has agreed to explain its thinking during The Top Level, a conference happening in London later this month. The agenda for the meeting states Related posts:Exclusive: S...

DomainIncite.com 942 days ago

New gTLD applications briefly vanish after glitch

 Mark As Read    

A software glitch in ICANN's TLD Application System was apparently to blame for a number of "disappearing" new generic top-level domain applications today. At about 4pm UTC today, two Neustar executives tweeted that some applications, among them the company's own .neustar dot-brand application, had vanished from their TAS accounts. TAS is the web-b...

DomainIncite.com 942 days ago
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