February 23, 2012 Posts

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Thursday’s Expired Auction Picks

 Mark As Read    

A very light day for Godaddy expired auctions comparatively speaking. The raw file was large for today's list so I had high hopes but I didn't find nearly as much as expected. That's not to say the domains are bad, just not as plentiful. There are a lot of product review domains in today's list.

Bill Eisenmann 936 days ago

With 7 Weeks Left for New gTLD Applications Activity is Heating Up at Consulting Companies

 Mark As Read    

Those who want to run their own new gTLD registry have to get their applications in before ICANN closes the door on the current application period April 12, 2012 - exactly seven weeks from today. With the deadline looming activity is heating up at new gTLD consulting companies who say business is booming.

DNJournal 935 days ago

.DE Registry Publishes Image Video

 Mark As Read    

Denic e.G., the German registry operator for .DE, has published a new image video on Youtube yesterday. The German version of the video has attracted a large number of negative comments to date – what do you think of the video? (c) 2012 DomainNameNews.com (8) Advertisement Hungry For More? Boost Your Domain Revenue DNWorker –

Domain Name News 936 days ago

Godaddy Girl Crashes in Last Lap of Her Inaugural Gatorade Duel Race

 Mark As Read    

Not really a domain name story, but I was sitting in a sports bar for lunch today and noticed something pretty dramatic on the live broadcast of the Gatorade Duel races in Daytona. I'm no race fan but just as I looked up the pack of cars was coming around a turn after a previous

Domain Name News 935 days ago

European Banking Authority (EBA) asks ICANN to stop .fin and .bank

 Mark As Read    

According to a release on the website of the European Banking Authority (EBA), the organization calls ICANN to reconsider plans to allow .fin and .bank gTLDs and is asking ICANN to ban the establishment of financial services gTLDs alltogether. As main concerns it states: the potential lack of tie from the new financial TLDs to

Domain Name News 935 days ago

What do people look for in a domain registrar?

 Mark As Read    

Don't lose my domains, give them to me cheap, and be there to help. We're going to kick off the results from this year's Domain Name Wire survey with a look at which factors drive people to select their domain registrar. About 1,500 people ranked seven separate factors, and the results were the exact same

Domain Name Wire 936 days ago

Survey says GoDaddy is top domain registrar

 Mark As Read    

GoDaddy dominant, especially with larger domain registrars. 1,164 people answered the question "Which domain registrar do you think is best overall" on the 7th annual Domain Name Wire survey. But some of these survey takers responded to social media requests to vote for a particular registrar, skewing the results. If you consider all respondents, h...

Domain Name Wire 936 days ago

Microsoft files patent application for “safe” URL shortening, says no more Rick-Rolling

 Mark As Read    

Safer link clicking. Microsoft has filed a patent application for safer URL shortening, and the patent application actually uses the term "rick-rolling". The application was filed in 2010 but just published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today. A big problem with shortened URLs is that you typically don't know where they'll take you...

Domain Name Wire 936 days ago

FCM.com, hijacked from owner in phishing attack, returned to owner

 Mark As Read    

UDRP case returns domain to rightful owner. Fermat Capital Management LLC has won a UDRP for the domain name FCM.com, a domain name it used to own. According to the company, in December it fell victim to a phishing attach targeting GoDaddy customers. The phishing email was sent to the technical contact for the domain

Domain Name Wire 936 days ago

Looking to Invest in .CA? Check These .CA Facts

 Mark As Read    

DomainReport.ca You still need to have a Canadian presence to own a .ca domain name, but if you are invested in this space or looking to invest in .ca domains, CIRA has just released some interesting statistics on this cctld. There is now a section on the CIRA.ca website called The .CA Factbook. I spent a little time last night looking over the ...

DomainReport.ca 936 days ago

Danica Patrick And Her Domain Names

 Mark As Read    

Danica Patrick is sponsored by the largest domain name registrar in the world, GoDaddy.com. So I wanted to see if "domains" were a perk of the sponsorship? The easy answer is not likely but it may appear some guidance likely happens from time to time. Here are some domain names that I was able to

Dot Weekly 935 days ago

Virgin Boss Sir Richard Branson wins rights to richardbranson.xxx

 Mark As Read    

Domain investors and speculators will always register and buy domains with new TLDs (domain extensions such as .com, .net, and .biz) with the hope of making huge profits. The prospect of registering a domain name for anything between $7 and $100 and then selling it back later for 4, 5 or even 6 figures is enough to [&hellip

eBusinessDomains 936 days ago

Social.org on NameJet With No Reserve

 Mark As Read    

You are probably aware that Social.com was sold in 2011 for $2,600,000 in a deal co-brokered by Moniker and Marksmen. Fusible reported that SalesForce.com acquired Social.com. I just learned that the owner of Social.org has put his domain name up for auction at NameJet at no reserve. There are 25+ days remaining until a three day

Domain Investing 936 days ago

Ever Wonder Who Blog “Trolls” Are?

 Mark As Read    

Have you ever wondered who the anonymous people are that write hateful comments on blogs and websites around the Internet? While I've been able to identify a few based on IP addresses and other sources, I've never really had the desire to actually track them down personally or even let them know I know who

Domain Investing 936 days ago

As we seek our company vision…

 Mark As Read    

From Shannon in Dev: In the spirit of the MARS group, I thought I'd send out a photo of some things we value at Name.com. 1) Puppies in sombreros 2) Beer Little hairy audacious goal.

Name.com 936 days ago

If You Don’t Understand The Value of Domain Names, Maybe You Will Understand Comic Books

 Mark As Read    

A few days ago we wrote about and compared the price and increase in value of Taxi Medallions to domain names. Today I read a story about another commodity-collectable that sold originally for just a few dollars that fetched over $3,500,000 at auction. Foxnews.com tells the story about a recent auction of Comic Books selling for a total of $3.5 Mil...

The Domains 936 days ago

Frank Schilling: “Google Has Never Been More Committed To The Domain Name Channel.”

 Mark As Read    

In the wake of the news that Google was terminating their own Domain parking program, Frank Schilling wrote today on this blog: "Google has never been more committed to the domain name channel." Frank went on to say on his blog about domain name parking: "The innovations I see Google bringing – the sincerity, intelligence and seniority of the Googl...

The Domains 936 days ago

Neustar & National Small Business Association Team Up To Promote .Biz

 Mark As Read    

According to a press release out today, Neustar, Inc., the operator of the .biz registry announced a partnership today with the National Small Business Association (NSBA) to  work jointly to help SMBs get .Biz domains. “Recent research by 1&1 Internet shows that many small businesses still don’t have a website” “In today’s world, doing business...

The Domains 936 days ago

FCM.com “A Domain Acquired In A Phising Scam” Taken In A UDRP

 Mark As Read    

In a one panel decision issued today a the domain name FCM.com was handed over to the previous owner of the domain name. Its an interesting decision because other panels have refused to allow the UDRP system to recover domain names that were allegedly stolen. In this case its not even clear that the complainant had a trademark on the term FCM. Here...

The Domains 936 days ago

Mike Mann’s Domain Asset Holdings Loses The Domain Name LifetimeAssistance.com in UDRP

 Mark As Read    

Mike Mann's company, Domain Asset Holdings, LLC of Potomac, Maryland, USA. just lost the domain name Lifetimeassistance.com in a one person UDRP panel decision. The domain name at issue was owned by the complainant and dropped.   Domain Asset Holdings picked to domain name off the drop on the same day Here are the facts and findings of the panel "C...

The Domains 936 days ago

Catching Up With Namejet.com NYC.info; LLLL.com & More

 Mark As Read    

A few interesting sales from NameJet.com in the last few days highlighted by LLLL.com and NYC.info LLLL.com sold for $13,100 LLLL.com is the generic way that domainers describe 4 letter .com Coop.org sold for $9,660 NYC.info sold for $9,100 DefensiveDrivingSchool.com $5,766 UsPresidents.com sold for $5,400 PompanoBeachRealEstate.com sold for $5,098...

The Domains 935 days ago

The Follies of Fraud

 Mark As Read    

This article was published on the ParkLogic.com (http://www.parklogic.com) website and I thought that it would be good to also share it here. As many of our ParkLogic customers have experienced, applying for an account and having your account approved is not a simple process one can do over the course of a sunny Sunday afternoon. For every applicat...

WhizzBangsBlog 935 days ago

3 Things Not To Do When Selling A Domain Name To An End-User

 Mark As Read    

I’ve always said that the best way to learn is from your own mistakes, or others mistakes if they are willing to share them with you. Last year I made some nice end-user sales, and also lost some great potential sales due to mistakes I could have avoided. Still, I’m glad I made those mistakes

Domainvestors.tv 936 days ago

How Does DMOZ Impact Site Rankings?

 Mark As Read    

This has been one of the hottest topics in the SEO world for some time now, how does being listed in DMOZ impact your rank in Google. There are rumors that a single DMOZ link could propel your site onto the first page of Google, if only life was this easy. DMOZ is a great

Domainvestors.tv 935 days ago

Thursday’s Big List of Domains At Auction, Dropping, or For Sale Around the Net 2-23-12

 Mark As Read    

Good Morning.  Not sure if any of you have any domains at the Great Domains auction that ends today.  I tried my best to find domains to put on my list but it's pretty hard to go through a list when the ajax code is jacked up.  Don't know if anyone had trouble with auctions besides me but fortunately the people that had sponsored listings with me h...

Domain Shane 936 days ago

Here are a Few of My Recent Domain Purchases

 Mark As Read    

I was hand registering a domain name last night and realized I hadn't shared any of my recent domain purchases.  As I stated earlier I'm starting to concentrate on buying names for resale or plant and landscape names. I haven't purchased any high priced names if only because I haven't found a name and a price that fit my needs.  In the meantime her...

Domain Shane 936 days ago

Sergei Putanov: Why I invested $69 million for A Mile High Club .com

 Mark As Read    

Two days ago we broke the news of the biggest domain sale ever – the acquisition of the domain name AMileHighClub.com by Russian billionaire domain investor, Sergei Putanov, for $69 million dollars. In an interview granted to our correspondent in Ekaterinburg, Russia, Sergei Putanov describes his motives for this monumental domain investment ...

DomainGang 936 days ago

Stop Domain Name Parking and Cybersquatting

 Mark As Read    

A petition to "Stop Domain Name Parking and Cybersquatting" which was started in 2007 has received 775 signatures so far. The 1717-day old petition reads: "To ICANN President and CEO, Dr. Paul Twomey We, the undersigned, are concerned about domain name parking abuse and request that ICANN revisit the Anti-Cyberssquatting Consumer Protection Act and...

DomainGang 935 days ago

Why Not Start a Company To Market Domains At Industry Trade Shows?

 Mark As Read    

While doing some research this morning I came across a post from Elliot's Blog about marketing domains at trade shows.  This made me remember that I actually have tried this idea before, in July of 2010 at HostingCon in Austin TX. I'd been planning to attend anyway, and the idea struck me that I might

DomainAnimal 936 days ago

ICANN avoids bogus time-zone lawsuit

 Mark As Read    

The company alleging that the critical internet time-zone database infringes its copyright has dropped its lawsuit, admitting that you can't copyright historical facts. ICANN took over maintenance of the TZ in October, after astrology software maker Astrolabe sued Arthur David Olson and Paul Eggert, who had managed it for nearly 30 years. The datab...

DomainIncite.com 936 days ago

Olympics warming to new gTLD bid?

 Mark As Read    

ICANN's new generic top-level domains Applicant Guidebook may be modified to make it clear that the International Olympic Committee can apply for .olympic if it wants to. That's judging by the current state of negotiations in an ICANN working group set up to give special protection to Olympic and Red Cross/Red Crescent trademarks. Currently, the ...

DomainIncite.com 936 days ago

Architelos makes $1 million in first year

 Mark As Read    

The new gTLD consultancy Architelos took in revenue of over $1 million in its just-concluded first year of operations, according to the company. That impressive sum came from a combination of consulting fees and software licenses for its Business Case Builder, which helps new gTLD applicants model their financial outlook. Named clients include Veri...

DomainIncite.com 936 days ago

DomainTools.co sells for $2,500

 Mark As Read    

Somebody has just paid out $2,500 for the domain name domaintools.co, according to Sedo. I guess not even the most savvy domain name industry companies are immune to typosquatting. Given that price is just below what you might expect to pay for a cheap UDRP complaint, but more than the domain is probably worth alone, Related posts:Kredit.com sel...

DomainIncite.com 936 days ago

UniForum selected for .africa gTLD app

 Mark As Read    

UniForum, the South African .za domain name registry operator, has reportedly been selected to run the proposed .africa generic top-level domain. The African Union announced the appointment today, following a December tender, according to a report on MyBroadband.co.za. In a sane world, the deal would sound the death-knell for DotConnectAfrica's lon...

DomainIncite.com 936 days ago

Europe to warn consumers about .bank “risks”

 Mark As Read    

The European Banking Authority has told ICANN it believes that proposed financially-oriented gTLDs such as .bank are dangerous and should be banned. The EBA, the European Union's central banking regulator, said it plans to issue consumer alerts, warning people about "the risks of these new naming conventions". In a letter to ICANN published today, ...

DomainIncite.com 936 days ago
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