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Godaddy Expired Domain Name Auctions Feb-21

 Mark As Read    

Comparatively speaking, today is a light day for expired domain auctions over at Godaddy.com. There are some nice domains in the mix, just not as many as I'm accustomed to seeing lately. These auctions begin to end around 11am EST and continue through the afternoon. Last minute bids are always your best bet, especially if

Bill Eisenmann 1035 days ago

Ron Sheridan's Pixt.com May Revolutionize Photo Sharing + Lana del Rey Wins Major Award

 Mark As Read    

Today in the Lowdown at DNJournal.com, Ron Sheridan's latest venture - an innovative photo sharing platform with slick new technology - could make big waves on the web. Plus, Lana Del Rey took home a major honor in tonight's Brit Awards in London (the UK version of the Grammys).

DNJournal 1034 days ago

Aftermarket.com Creates Promotional Video

 Mark As Read    

Aftermarket.com published a video today promoting their domain name aftermarket services. What do you think? How long do you think until someone registers the sample domain used in the video, IAmTheDonutKing.com? Sedo had published a video as well that explains the value of premium domain names. (c) 2012 DomainNameNews.com (2) Advertisement Hungry ...

Domain Name News 1034 days ago

Top Domain Sales For the Past Week

 Mark As Read    

The following list shows the reported domain name sales for the previous week. The top 10 reported sales were: Rank Domain Price Marketplace 1 smartstop.com $59,000 Sedo 2 mry.com $55,000 Sedo 3 neighborhoods.com $27,500 Sedo 4 FromRagsToRiches.com $26,000 DomainMarket 5 moneytoday.com $25,000 Sedo 5 DREAM.org $25,000 Afternic 6 couponcodes.co.uk $...

Domain Name News 1034 days ago

Twitter takes down scam domain Twittter.com

 Mark As Read    

Arbitrator orders Twitter.com domain name typo that mimics popular site to be transferred to Twitter. A World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) arbitration panel has ordered the Twitter typo Twittter.com (with three t's) be transferred to Twitter. The domain name should be transferred within ten days. It's no wonder Twitter was upset about ...

Domain Name Wire 1035 days ago

Melbourne IT to work on at least 120 new top level domain applications

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Company assisting applicants on at least 120 new TLD applications. Melbourne IT has disclosed that it already has 120 new top level domain applications it is working on as of February 14. It expects that number to hit 150 by the end of the application period in April. The disclosure was made in the company's

Domain Name Wire 1035 days ago

What should I do about the DNW survey?

 Mark As Read    

I need your help. I have a problem and want your opinion. I've been running the Domain Name Wire Survey for seven years. It asks people for their opinions on the state of the domain industry and which service providers are best. The survey was never scientific, but the results seemed to jive with reality.

Domain Name Wire 1034 days ago

iPhone4Settlement.com typo already squatted on

 Mark As Read    

Soon-to-be-busy web site already attracting cybersquatters. 25 million people will soon be sent an email telling them to go to iPhone4Settlement.com. And someone has already typosquatted it. iPhone4Settlement.com is the URL selected by Kurtzman Carson Consultants to manage the claims process for a proposed settlement with Apple over antennae proble...

Domain Name Wire 1034 days ago

How I Got My Domain Name Back

 Mark As Read    

DomainReport.ca Before you think this is a story of a stolen domain name, it's not. This post is about what recently happened to me when I mistakenly dropped a domain name. About two weeks ago I had a .ca domain name that was getting close to being deleted. The domain had actually expired on Jan 6, but when a .ca domain expires it goes into a s...

DomainReport.ca 1035 days ago

HugeDomains, Huge Player In Domain Drop Game

 Mark As Read    

Based on a small study I did yesterday using .com domain names that were released from the registry (PendingDelete 2/20/2012) and registered from the time of the drop, until about 6PM. 51,326 .com domains dropped 4,190 domains were reregistered 954 by HugeDomains Nearly 1/4 of the domains were registered by one company! HugeDomains.com Registrar ow...

Dot Weekly 1034 days ago

Which Presidential Candidate Has More Klout?

 Mark As Read    

I think Klout is pretty cool, although I don't know of a beneficial application for it in the domain investment space. Anyway, I wanted to see how the presidential candidates (and former candidates) compared when it comes to Klout. Here are the results in order: President Barack Obama – 91 Mitt Romney – 86 Newt

Domain Investing 1034 days ago

Comcast Announces Streampix But Doesn’t Own Matching Domain Name

 Mark As Read    

Apparently Comcast has Netflix in its sight, as the company announced it will be launching a new streaming video service to compete with Netflix. Unfortunately for Comcast, it appears that they do not own the matching domain name, which I believe will be problematic, especially in the short term. According to the Media Decoder blog

Domain Investing 1034 days ago

SEO Series Part 2: Why Link Structure is So Important!

 Mark As Read    

(If you've just shown up, click here for Part I of the SEO How-to Series. And welcome) Links = Votes! Links as votes is a helpful analogy to remember. Basically, if Page A links to Page B, then Page A is … Continue reading →

Name.com 1034 days ago

Domain Names Podcast Episode 26 Domaining, So Easy A Drummer Can Do It

 Mark As Read    

Danny and Ed go back to basics today and talk about how anyone can make this domaining thing work, even a couple of drummers, as long as you follow a few basic rules.  

OzDomainer 1034 days ago

DistrictOfColumbia.com Purchase and Co-Development with Fred Mercaldo of GEO Development Ventures, LLC

 Mark As Read    

I am excited to announce my recent purchase of DistrictOfColumbia.com and now my co-development deal with Fred Mercaldo using his City In The Box Platform. Will launch in May, 2012 and will post updates here. The Press Release says it all: http://www.citiesplanet.com/news/view/district-of-columbia-agreement February 21, 2012, Scottsdale, AZ: Cities...

Shai Neubauer 1034 days ago

Over 225,000 Domain Names Are On Godaddy Owned SPAM-AND-ABUSE.COM, Like JotForm.com Was

 Mark As Read    

In reading one of the many stories about Jotform.com the site whose domain was seized and then returned by the Government for reasons still unexplained and therefore unknown reasons last week. I came across the servers SPAM-AND-ABUSE.COM on which the domain name Jotform.com was placed on a few days ago and then removed from on Friday. According to ...

The Domains 1035 days ago

FCC Commissioner Warns Of Treaty That Would Move Control Over Domains From ICANN To The UN & Worse

 Mark As Read    

In a op-ed piece written by Robert M. McDowell who is a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission for the New York Times Today, Mr. McDowell warns of an international movement afoot to give take control to regulate the domain name system away from ICANN and the US and hand it over to the United Nations. As the NYT story is by subscripti...

The Domains 1035 days ago

PrivateJet.com Sold For $30 Million In What Maybe The Highest Priced Pure Domain Sale Ever

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According to a Press release just out ""Nations Luxury Transportation, LLC (Nations) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Nations has acquired the domain name http://www.PrivateJet.com, from privately held Don't Look Media.com, a leading intellectual property holding company, for $30.18 million in cash and ...

The Domains 1035 days ago

Manwin Amends Complaint Against ICM & ICANN & Drops 2 State Claims & Talks Of Settlement

 Mark As Read    

According to a Press Release by Manwin Licensing International, they filed an amended complaint in its lawsuit for antitrust violations against the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and ICM Registry (ICM). In the PR Manwin says that the amended complaint drops two related state law claims against ICM and ICANN. "While Manw...

The Domains 1034 days ago

ICM & Name.com Announce Details Of “Adult Performer Program” & 3,500 .XXX Domain Names

 Mark As Read    

According to a Press release we just received from ICM Registry, the company behind the new .XXX Top Level Domain, they just announced today "details of the highly anticipated Adult Performer Program, which releases more than 3,500 .XXX domain names that were initially held in reserve to protect the individual name interests of performers and perso...

The Domains 1034 days ago

Sedo.com Sells $2 Million In Domain Names

 Mark As Read    

Sedo.com just released its weekly sales report. In all 946 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace, totaling over $2.0 million. 33.1% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales include: ·         Top .com: smartstop.com at 59,000 USD ·         Top ccTLD: couponcodes.co.uk at 22,000 USD ·         Top “other”...

The Domains 1034 days ago

Afternic.com Sells $1 Million In Domain Names Led by Dream.Org At $25K

 Mark As Read    

Afternic.com just published its weekly sales report and in all sold just over $1 Million Dollars in domain names. The reportable sales was led by a .Org domain, Dream.org The highest .com sale of the week off the reportable list was JunkDrawer.com for $20K .com Sales junkdrawer.com  $20,000.00 cooltool.com  $18,500.00 headmasters.com ...

The Domains 1034 days ago

Buying Domains For Development? Metrics Are Important, But Understanding Your Market Is The Key

 Mark As Read    

When people talk about buying domain names for development the focus is often metrics like search volume and CPC. Don't get me wrong, these metrics are definitely important and I don't buy a domain name unless it meets a certain threshold. The problem is that people buy based on these metrics only thinking that they

Domainvestors.tv 1034 days ago

Learning How To Say “No”

 Mark As Read    

It's been my biggest weakness for a long time, I'm a nice guy and I genuinely want things to work out for people, and want to help people whenever I can. If you've ever written to me on my blog then you know that I respond to every single email, and with much more than

Domainvestors.tv 1034 days ago

Tuesday’s Big List of Domains at Auction, Dropping, and For Sale Around the Net 2-21-12

 Mark As Read    

Good morning.  I'm happy to announce a new section has been added to the "Big List" each day.  Andrew Rosener of Media Options has been nice enough to give me three names each day that he has for sale.  The point of this list has always been to showcase domain names that are for sale on a given day.  Seeing that he also has a daily list I figured w...

Domain Shane 1035 days ago

At $2.95 a Year For Up to 10 Years You Won’t Find a Better Chance to Hand Register A Domain

 Mark As Read    

I'm not shilling for Godaddy here but there is a $2.95 deal going on at Godaddy right now that is almost too good to pass up.  If you go to Google and type in "Domains" into the search bar, the first paid result will be a Godaddy $2.95 ad.  That link will enable you to register a new dot com for $2.95. But it gets better.  You can have that price f...

Domain Shane 1034 days ago

Flippa-flopping: Domain attorney guest post all while trademarks are being listed

 Mark As Read    

Sounds remarkably ironic that Flippa – the Australian marketplace for trading domains and web sites – is hosting a guest post by Zak Muscovitch on trademark and copyright matters. Time and again we pointed out to Flippa support that they are allowing blatant trademark violations to be listed for sale at Flippa.com After our first

DomainGang 1034 days ago

Biggest domain sale ever: A Mile High Club .com sells for $69 million dollars!

 Mark As Read    

After the reported sale of Sex.com for $13 million and the still unconfirmed sale of PrivateJet.com for $30 million, there is a new record holder in place. Combining the elements of both sex and private jet - or sex on a private jet, if you prefer – the domain AMileHighClub.com was recently sold for $69

DomainGang 1034 days ago

Googlighting: Microsoft takes on Google’s tactics with hilarious new video

 Mark As Read    

Microsoft rolled out a new video called "Googlighting" – a play on the popular 80′s TV series, "Moonlighting". Says Microsoft: "Googlighting is what happens when the world's largest advertising business tries to sell productivity software on the side. In fact, according to Gartner, Google Apps accounts for merely 0.5% of the ad company’...

DomainGang 1034 days ago

Kim Dotcom FREE on bail: Megaupload.com still seized by the Feds

 Mark As Read    

Kim "Schmitz" Dotcom – the larger than life CEO of Megaupload – has been released on bail, after it was determined he's not a flight risk. According to New Zealand publication Stuff.co.nz: In granting bail this morning, Judge Nevin Dawson said at the North Shore District Court that officials had investigated Dotcom's potential access to...

DomainGang 1034 days ago

A Year Later: Absolute Poker’s U.S. Player’s Money Still Held Hostage From FBI Takedown

 Mark As Read    

You may remember that nearly a year ago, on April 15th 2011, the FBI seized the domain names of the three largest online poker sites catering to U.S. players.  Those sites were AbsolutePoker.com, FullTitlePoker.com and PokerStars.com. Well as of this writing, Absolute Poker's US based players are yet to be able to withdraw any money

DomainAnimal 1035 days ago

M+M registers for another 20 gTLD applications

 Mark As Read    

Minds + Machines parent Top Level Domain Holdings has registered for another 20 new gTLD application slots with ICANN, bringing its total to date to 40. The TLD Application System slots are for filing gTLD applications for itself and on behalf of M+M clients, the company said in a statement this morning. A week ago, Related posts:M+M adds $14m t...

DomainIncite.com 1035 days ago
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