February 16, 2012 Posts

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I’m getting too old for this: The letter captcha rant

 Mark As Read    

There are probably several billion reasons to use a captcha on a form; as many as the amount of spam one is in danger of receiving. The "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart" works well when the characters are straightforward letters or numbers that must be entered inside an input

Acro.net 1038 days ago

My Godaddy Expired Domain Auction and Closeout Picks Feb-16

 Mark As Read    

Today's list of expired domain auctions and closeouts has a lot to offer. BlueEnglishBulldogs.com would be a valuable asset in the hands of a breeder. I also expect DedicatedWebServers.com to see a lot of action before all is said and done. Not much activity on that one to this point. You have some time to

Bill Eisenmann 1039 days ago

Presentations & Videos from DOMAINfest Global Conference Now Available to All Online

 Mark As Read    

If you weren't able to attend the 2012 DOMAINfest Global conference that ran January 31 - February 2 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa, Monica, California, here's the next best thing to being there. Show organizers have posted presentations and videos from the various conference sessions online for all to see.

DNJournal 1038 days ago

DOMAINfest Golbal Silent Auction Nets $50,715 USD

 Mark As Read    

The silent DOMAINfest Auction by Moniker & SnapNames concluded today, selling another 21 out of the 323 listed domains for a total of $50,715 USD. The live auction during the event 23 sold domains out of 61 domains for $393,450 USD. Both results are unofficial and according to our own tally. After Oversee.net sold Moniker

Domain Name News 1038 days ago

Australian Football League to Apply For .AFL TLD

 Mark As Read    

According to an article in the Herald Sun, the Australian Football League (AFL) has applied for the .AFL domain in the new Top Level Domain program currently under way by ICANN. Applications in the first round are accepted until April 12th, 2012. The AFL does not own AFL.com. Andrew Callerall, the leagues General Manager

Domain Name News 1038 days ago

ESQwire wins a UDRP that you should read

 Mark As Read    

Decision includes a lot of good defenses if you're hit by a UDRP. If you're looking for ways to defend a domain name that is hit with a UDRP, there's a good laundry list of rebuttals in a recent dispute handled by domain law firm ESQwire.com. The case was brought by Sweden's Rusta AB over

Domain Name Wire 1038 days ago

.Halal top level domain in the works

 Mark As Read    

Company applying for .halal with ICANN. Halalan Tayyiban, Corp is planning to apply for the .halal top level domain name. The company operates a web site HalalFinder.com. The site used to be a marketplace for halal food products, but now appears to be a general marketplace. The corporation filed a trademark application for DotHalal with

Domain Name Wire 1038 days ago

JotForm.com domain suspended, leaving 500k users in lurch

 Mark As Read    

Online web form creator's main domain name is suspended. JotForm, a WYSIWYG web form creator with 500,000 registered users, had its main domain name JotForm.com suspended by GoDaddy today. In a blog post, the company says: As a part of an ongoing investigation about a content posted in our site, a US government agency has

Domain Name Wire 1038 days ago

Sedo adds zero click, accepts offers on “buy now” domains

 Mark As Read    

Sedo changes TOS to reflect changes. Sedo sent a notice to customers today about changes to its terms of service. Although I haven't read the entire revised TOS, the company highlights three key changes: 1. Buyers have the ability to submit offers on fixed price listings below the "buy now" price. This could be good,

Domain Name Wire 1038 days ago

TankOfThanks.com Cenex Gas Giveaway Gas Problems

 Mark As Read    

Here is a classic plural / singular domain name problem! Cenex® is doing a nice thing and offering a free tank of gas to people based on submissions from others who think they could use some free gas. Pretty cool idea! According to whois records, Cenex hired the company "Colle & McVoy" to do the

Dot Weekly 1038 days ago

Tip to Make a Fair Purchase Offer

 Mark As Read    

As a domain investor who flips domain names for a living, I think that making a reasonable offer for an acquisition target is one of the most challenging things I do. If my offer is too low, I likely won't receive a reply from the owner. If the offer is too high, I won't make

Domain Investing 1038 days ago

When NOT to Use LeadRefs.com

 Mark As Read    

I've written an article about how I used LeadRefs.com and a second article about another way to use LeadRefs.com, but today I want to discuss when NOT to use LeadRefs.com to sell a domain name. The tool provides the email addresses of people and/or companies that  might be interested in buying your domain name based on a

Domain Investing 1038 days ago

A Redneck’s Guide to Internet Basics

 Mark As Read    

The following blog entry is rife with stereotypes. It does not reflect the views or opinions of the staff or management of Name.com, with the exception of Owen, who was raised shooting things from a trailer window, and can be … Continue reading →

Name.com 1038 days ago

Sedo Changing TOS & Will Allow Buyers To Put A Bid On A Buy It Now Price Domain Lower Than BIN

 Mark As Read    

I just received an email from Sedo.com which is announcing a change to their Terms Of Service effective a month from today on March 16th, 2012. """We have published revised versions of our policies and User Agreement, including updates to our Rules for Domain Parkers, which will affect your Sedo account." "We have also published a new Domain Parkin...

The Domains 1038 days ago

Demand Media Reports A Loss: Content Revenue Up 15%; Registrar Revenue Up 17% & Has $86 Million In The Bank

 Mark As Read    

Demand Media (NYSE: DMD) reported its earnings for the 4th quarter of 2011 after the market closed today. Shares of Demand are up over 2% in after hours trading, but fell almost 5% in trading today. Q4 2011 Content & Media revenue ex-TAC grew 15% year-over-year and increased 5% compared to the third quarter of 2011. The 5% sequential improveme...

The Domains 1038 days ago

Selling Domain Names: Negotiating With End-Users

 Mark As Read    

Yesterday I did a post about my new favorite tool for keeping track of end-user leads, so today I thought I'd go a bit deeper and talk about negotiating with end-users. Before I do this though I will say for the zillionth time, I am by no means a domain sales expert. People like Michael

Domainvestors.tv 1038 days ago

How Important Is A Favicon?

 Mark As Read    

I received an interesting email from a reader who made a point that I honestly haven't thought much of until now. The reader had visited one of my websites and said that he felt it didn't look as professional because it didn't have a favicon. Just to make sure we're all on the same page,

Domainvestors.tv 1038 days ago

Thursday’s Big List of Domains At Auction and Dropping on 2-16-12

 Mark As Read    

I had a ton of interest on the Blogger post from yesterday.  I had kids events all night last night so if I didn't get back to your emails don't worry I'll get to them today.  I can't provide tutorials with everything I do but I'll try and help the best I can.  Remember, I stopped writing as much as I did in the past to try and focus on MY developm...

Domain Shane 1039 days ago

GoDaddy suspends DNS services for start-up JotForm

 Mark As Read    

JotForm [link down] is a start-up with hundreds of thousands of users. The New York company provides a service for users to easily compile a contact form, by pulling various elements together – then hosts it on their web site. It's smart, efficient and doesn't require much work. The downside: some people abuse a free

DomainGang 1038 days ago

STFO! Frank Schilling grabs Pantylines.com and other domains

 Mark As Read    

Uber-domainer Frank Schilling is u-n-s-t-o-p-p-a-b-l-e. The Germany-born Canadian resident of the Caymans has been known to bid on NameJet domain auctions very frequently. Although Frankie's budget for such auctions has become a bit more frugal, he still manages to grab some juicy domains at very nice prices. Examples of domains won by Frank Schill...

DomainGang 1038 days ago

Chef Patrick makes the unthinkable transition!

 Mark As Read    

Popular domain blogger and science fiction extraordinaire, Chef Patrick, is known for taking risks in the domain industry. From investing in domains, to launching domain conferences on a cruise ship, the Chefster has done it all with gusto. His latest move, however, shows how much things are liquid; one day you show your commitment to

DomainGang 1038 days ago

Toby Clements Dedicates New Section of Popular Domain Newsletter to Value Oriented Domains

 Mark As Read    

Yesterday domain broker Toby Clements revealed a new section to his popular daily domain newsletter, highlighting what he calls Value Oriented Domains. In Toby's words, these are domains which have either, High CPC, Alexa Ranking, Generic Keyword Strength, are DMOZ Listed or all of the Above.  All domains in this section are set to a

DomainAnimal 1038 days ago

Update To Yesterday’s Post On LincolnPark.com. I Made a Mistake Citing the Wrong Inbound Link Data

 Mark As Read    

A quick correction to yesterday's post on LincolnPark.com.  Regarding the inbound link data from OpenSiteExplorer.org – I was wrong.  There are actually 13 inbound links, not one. There is a single link only to the http:// (which I referred to yesterday), and 12 links from 9 domains to the www. From a look at the

DomainAnimal 1038 days ago

AFL to apply for dot-brand gTLD

 Mark As Read    

The Australian Football League has just added its name to the short but growing list of companies announcing plans to apply to ICANN for a new "dot-brand" top-level domain. The AFL is the governing body of Aussie rules football, a bastardization of the original sport even more violent and less internationally popular than the unwatchable Related...

DomainIncite.com 1039 days ago

Twitter typosquatters fined £100,000

 Mark As Read    

Two typosquatters have been fined £100,000 ($156,000) by the UK premium rate phone services regulator. PhonepayPlus said today that the owners of the typos wikapedia.com and twtter.com, both Dutch companies, were issued the fines for violating its Code of Conduct. R&D Media Europe and Unavalley use the now depressingly commonplace practice of ...

DomainIncite.com 1038 days ago

Thick .com Whois policy delayed

 Mark As Read    

ICANN's GNSO Council has deferred a decision on whether Verisign should have to thicken up the Whois database for .com and its other gTLDs. A motion to begin an official Policy Development Process on thick Whois was kicked down the road by councilors this afternoon at the request of the Non-Commercial Users Constituency. It will Related posts:Sh...

DomainIncite.com 1038 days ago
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