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Major shakeup: Tucows sending expired domain names to GoDaddy Auctions

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Tucows shifts expired domain inventory to GoDaddy. In a major shakeup in the expired domain name market, GoDaddy Auctions has begun auctioning off Tucows' expired domain name inventory. This is the first time GoDaddy has sold a third-party registrar's expired domain name inventory. I reached out to GoDaddy after noticing some of the inventory on [&...

Domain Name Wire 1 hour, 25 min ago

Court rejects last minute plea to halt IANA contract handover

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Judge denies motion; U.S. contract with ICANN will expire tonight. United States District Judge George Hanks has denied a request for an injunction to stop the United States from allowing its contract with ICANN for IANA functions to expire. Four states filed suit this week in district court in Galveston, Texas to block the transfer. […] The ...

Domain Name Wire 1 hour, 40 min ago

Breaking: Judge rules ICANN handover will happen!

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The IANA transition is set to go ahead after a Texas judge ruled in favor of the US Federal government tonight. Here's the judge's decision (pdf) This is a breaking story. More when we have it. Related posts: ICANN handover in jeopardy as Texas leads lawsuit against US government It's open season on ICANN as judge rules new gTLD applicants CAN su...

DomainIncite.com 1 hour, 42 min ago

Convincing A Buyer That Knows You Hand Registered A Domain, It’s Worth More

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Today:As As  Trademarking a VR domain /As GWhat was your "slowest" domain sale so far? /As 1234.xyz sold for $ 2250 at west.xyz / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain news that caught my eye...

Robbie's Blog 4 hours, 0 min ago

What do you have for $100 ?

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Over the summer we did a couple of posts that allowed readers to post their best name and what they had for sale for $2,500 or less. With this post tell everyone what you got for $100, I know it's not a lot and no one should expect anything premium. Just a fun way to […] The post What do you have for $100 ? appeared first on TheDomains.com....

The Domains 5 hours, 48 min ago

Top Topics: My First Big Domain Sale; Do 99% of Investors Lose Money?

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A discussion was published yesterday regarding five-letter .COM domains, with the title telling visitors that there was potentially some "good news" for this category. I see very little good news in the five-letter .COM market! The Chinese domain market has been something I've been studying extensively for an upcoming project, and I believe that th...

NamePros 6 hours, 5 min ago

Hard to be a virgin in 2016 : VirginReality.com domain lost in UDRP

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The challenges of being a virgin for religious purposes are big in our time and era. The registrant of the domain VirginReality.com decided to create a reality show demonstrating exactly that. Virgin Enterprises Limited of London, United Kingdom, decided that the dictionary word "virgin" is solely theirs, and filed a UDRP at the WIPO. Facing [̷...

DomainGang 6 hours, 27 min ago

Dot Club will no longer recapture deleting names as the registry

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Dot Club wrote on their blog today that they will no longer scoop up deleting .club names that they deem as valuable. The only exception being registry reserved names. Hopefully down the line they would even allow those domains to drop. The chance of getting something truly premium builds a modicum of excitement around an […] The post Dot Clu...

The Domains 7 hours, 3 min ago

From Snapchat to Snap : Not a great rebranding idea

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The recent rebranding of Snapchat to Snap, and the assorted "upgrade" of the corporate domain to Snap.com, generated positive commentary in the domain community. Going from Snapchat.com to Snap.com might seem like an upgrade at first. But in my opinion, it's a brand downgrade. Old school domain investors follow a specific paradigm: dictionary word ...

Acro.net 7 hours, 46 min ago

.Global just dumped a lot of interesting data

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Renewal rates, premium sales and more shed light on the .global top level domain name. The .Global top level domain name just turned 2, and the company has released some interesting data to mark the occasion. It can be difficult to get good data on new top level domains, especially from companies that are not […] The post .Global just dumped ...

Domain Name Wire 8 hours, 29 min ago

Auction Recap Of September 29, 2016

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A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 29, 2016.As  If you would like to submit names to be considered for inclusion in the upcoming October DSAD Namejet auction you can list them hereAs or use the white button at the top right of the page. As The commission is the standard Nam...

Domain Shane 8 hours, 43 min ago

G Suite: Major Google Rebrand Without Domain Name

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Yesterday afternoon, I received several emails from Google with an eye catching subject: [IMPORTANT] Introducing G Suite, formerly Google Apps. In the email Google said, "Today, we're introducing a new name that better reflects this mission: G Suite." The entire rebranding announcement can be found on a Google blog post. Despite the wide use of thi...

Domain Investing 8 hours, 48 min ago

Domain parking : Sedo updates its terms and conditions

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Sedo sent out an email updating its terms and conditions, as they apply to domain parking services. The PPC provider has outlined the changes per below: Generation of Click Balance and Payment Right to Terminate Service and Effect of Termination Advertising Keywords Regarding the Click Balance terms, the terms are partially as follows: DOMAINS THAT...

DomainGang 8 hours, 53 min ago

Where can I find an expert?

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Nicholas Rishwain is the VP of Client Relations & Development at Experts.com.  Experts.com was established to allow professionals a platform to showcase their areas of Expertise. Since 1994, they have been providing millions of users worldwide with access to specialized knowledge. Mike: Nick, what is it that Experts.com does? What service do yo...

SullysBlog.com 11 hours, 41 min ago

Corporate Domain Movers: Watson.com, Hangables.com + More

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Welcome to Domain Movers, where DotWeekly keeps track of corporate domain name purchases, registrations and more. Here are the results of this monitoring for the past couple of days: WeRocket.com has been acquired by a currently unknown MarkMonitor client, for an undisclosed amount. Time Inc. has taken ownership of the domain name LifeVR.com. The d...

Dot Weekly 11 hours, 51 min ago

GoDaddy Sells Premium Generic Domain Name Decals.com

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GoDaddy has sold the premium generic domain name Decals.com, which was part of the NameFind domain name portfolio. This was a past Marchex domain name which GoDaddy acquired its domain name portfolio for about $28 Million in April 2015. The domain name has been purchased by Lakes Area Graphix and Signworx of Minnesota. The company also owns and use...

Dot Weekly 13 hours, 16 min ago

DSAD.com: Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday, September 30th

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This weekend I have our big Kids day and fall festival. As It started as a birthday party for my daughter. As I would rent a giant slide and a pony and have her friends over for a party. As If some kids showed up they could ride and slide. As Every year more kids would show up until my daughter was too old to want a party and we now have thousands ...

Domain Shane 13 hours, 38 min ago

Trump in Cuba : Did the Republican candidate register these domains?

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Newsweek reported that Donald Trump's organization secretly conducted business in Cuba, violating the US trade embargo against the communist country. The company allegedly spent at least $68,000 dollars in Cuba in 1998; the funds were funneled through an American consulting firm, according to Newsweek. Sure enough, the hashtag #TrumpInCuba generate...

DomainGang 21 hours, 53 min ago

Some Great News About 5 Letter CHIPs

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Today:As As  Trademarking a VR domain /As Getting Started In Domain Flipping In The Philippines / Subwoofers.com Sold for $18,700; DollarCpapClub.com for $8,000 / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name news that caught...

Robbie's Blog 23 hours, 47 min ago

A New gTLD Sighting in the Wild: .Show

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I was driving to a meeting last week when the URL on a billboard caught my eye: Coliseum.Show, and you can see a picture below. The domain redirects to ColiseumShow.com, which promotes a recent mineral, fossil, gem and jewelry show hosted at the Denver Coliseum arena and events center, where 30,000 visitors were expected. The registrant of the dom...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Auction Recap Of September 28, 2016

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A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 28, 2016.As  If you would like to submit names to be considered for inclusion in the upcoming October DSAD Namejet auction you can list them hereAs or use the white button at the top right of the page. As The commission is the standard Nam...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

UDRP Filed Against Hottie.com

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A UDRP has been filed against the descriptive Hottie.com domain name at the World Intellectual Property Organization. the UDRP is WIPO case #D2016-1975. According to Urban Dictionary, a hottie is "A very attractive person; can be either male or female." For instance, I regularly call my wife a "hottie." The Hottie.com domain name was created in Sep...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

2016 Could be a record year for domain disputes at the WIPO

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Doug Isenberg, Attorney & Founder of The GigaLaw Firm published an article today on Circle ID with regard to UDRP disputes at the WIPO. Doug noted,"WIPO statistics do not represent all of the complaints filed under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) (since there are four other service providers), but WIPO traditionally has...

The Domains 1 day ago

Mike Mann Sells Three Domains For $77,776

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Domain investor Mike Mann is back, posting new details of high value domain sales this week, and has revealed over $70,000 worth of sales publicly. Mr Mann has been in the news recently after publishing his views on new gTLDs and their worth in relation to .COM domain names; something that has sparked debate throughout social media and domain blogs...

NamePros 1 day ago

Chinese domain market report : SSL certificate issuer from China under fire

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A Chinese secure certificate issuer is under fire, for giving them away to unauthorized entities. According to the Mozilla researchers, Shenzhen-based WoSign has been handing out SSL certificates for websites, to people that had no business getting them. WoSign is also being accused of backdating the certificate date of issuance, in order to circum...

DomainGang 1 day ago

An illustrated look at the .Shop launch

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The folks over at NtldStats.com published an infographic on InfoGr.Am that delvers into the numbers on .Shop. Some of the numbers include: 19,291 people registered one or more .shop domains within the first 24 hours. $1,561,240 have been spent on .shop domains within the first 24 hours after GA. 91 .shop domains have a DNSSEC […] The post An ...

The Domains 1 day ago

U.S. States sue to block IANA transition

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Four conservative states take up Cruz's failed crusade to block IANA contract expiration. Attorneys General of four conservative states have filed a lawsuit (pdf) in an effort to block the U.S. government's contract with ICANN for IANA functions from expiring tomorrow night. The move comes after an effort led by some congressional representatives, ...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Breaking: ICANN handover in jeopardy as Texas leads lawsuit against US government

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The state attorneys general of Texas, Arizona, Nevada and Oklahoma have sued the US Federal government to stop tomorrow's planned IANA transition. Citing the Property Clause of the U.S. Constitution, the AGs claims that the government does not have the authority to legally remove itself from oversight of the DNS root zone. The root is […] Re...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Arizona Attorney General : Lawsuit filed to stop the Internet transition away from US control

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The Arizona Attorney General, along with Attorneys General in Texas, Oklahoma, and Nevada filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday nightAs to stop the Obama Administration from ceding U.S. Government trusteeship of the Internet to anAs unregulated and nongovernmental international body. The lawsuit challenges the Constitutionality of the transferAs and al...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Dot .Games : Domain stats and figures from RightSide

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Dot .Games recently opened its gates to everyone; from game authors, developers, gamers and domain investors, this fresh gTLD by RightSide was well-received. By rolling out .Games at a wholesale price of only $15 dollars, RightSide attempts to dominate the game industry's need for domains. Naturally, premium domains are priced higher, but that's to...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Who is Clarivate?

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Company registers a couple dozen domain names for a company called Clarivate. It appears that a company might be rebranding as Clarivate. An unknown company registered a bunch of domain names including the term clarivate and typos of it yesterday at brand registrar MarkMonitor. Also, the domain name Clarivate.com appears to have been transferred to...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Are domainers “scumbags” ?

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Someone is really mad about domainers, and is letting it all out. Apparently frustrated by the practice of buying and selling domain names, an angry, small-pricked gentleman by the name of "Ziplock Bagger" left us the following message: "Domainers are scumbags. You steal are [sic] domains and attempt to extort money many times over what's […]...

DomainGang 1 day ago

In 2 Days, GoDaddy Sells Millions Of Dollars Out Of NameFind Portfolio

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GoDaddy has been on fire the past two days, selling domain names out of it's NameFind domain name portfolio. The following are simply domains I had noticed change ownership based on name server records, so there easily could be more. Yesterday, some of those sold included FOC.com which was acquired by Information Services Inc. LML.com was acquired...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

DSAD.com: Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday, September 29th

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Today I received an amazing $2 offer on one of my LLLL.coms. As  Sure it wasn't a great group of letters but I really thought it deserved at least a $12 bid. As I mean, after tax, that still leaves me short of a Red Bull, a gallon of gas, a decent pair of socks, or a used T-shirt at Goodwill. As  As I countered with $12 million. As And I'm 100% its...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Squabbling drug peddlers drag .pharmacy into brand bunfight

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The .pharmacy new gTLD has been dragged into the ongoing trademark dispute between two pharmaceuticals giants called Merck. Germany-based Merck KGaA has accused the .pharmacy registry of operating an unfair and "secretive" process to resolve competing sunrise period applications. The domain merck.pharmacy was awarded to US rival Merck & Co, wh...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Domain Name Insurance

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Today:As As  Contacting end-users email, How NOT to get flagged as spam / What do you do when an end-user doesn't respond? / Is it better to use a .com or a .org for a charity...

Robbie's Blog 2 days ago

Two-Letter .Com Changes Hands for $650,000 to Take Top Spot on This Week's Sales Chart

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When a two-letter com changes hands you can count on the deal coming with a high price tag. The latest example of that is a $650,000 deal that sent another one of those prime assets to a buyer in China. Four of the year's eight biggest sales have now been two-letter .coms.

DNJournal 2 days ago

Ecuador Advertising 5 Word .Travel Domain Name

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I was watching television this afternoon when I saw the most interesting domain name I have seen in a long time: AllYouNeedIsEcuador.Travel. Yes, that is a 5 word .Travel domain name being advertised by Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism (Ministerio de Turismo del Ecuador). Here's a screenshot I took of the url being advertised on TV: When you visit All...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

AhmetHashish Rahajani : And how my cousin gots .NYC domains free

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Hi and did you miss me, good domainers, salaam to you, it is I, AhmetHashish Rahajani from Persia city. Early, I showed investor how beat China mans on NameJet. Demonstrate importance family for domain support, and win. And now, big story. I live Iran, ancient empire. But peoples America no trust. Why, I ask. My […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 2 days ago

Auction Recap Of September 27, 2016

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A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 27, 2016.As  If you would like to submit names to be considered for inclusion in the upcoming October DSAD Namejet auction you can list them hereAs or use the white button at the top right of the page. As The commission is the standard Nam...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

ClintonKaine.com VS TrumpPence.com

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The winner….. Donald Trump, because he owns both of them. ClintonKaine.com and TrumpPence.com represent the combination of last names for both Democrat and Republican presidential candidates and their respective VP nominees. The Trump campaign did not hand register either of these domains, they were both purchased this year.As  So, what is pr...

NameTalent.com 2 days ago

These end users just bought domain names

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A flooring company, insurance provider and payments business bought domain names. I don't have many end user sales to report at Sedo from the past week. This isn't due to a lack of sales; a higher-than-usual number are still in escrow. Next week I'll go back and recheck the domains to add them to the […] The post These end users just bought d...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

That Sharpening Guy : Dot-Com domains “in the wild”

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For more than 20 years, the dot-com era has dressed millions of individual businesses. And yet, we have not reached that critical point where everything has its own domains – that, will be taken care by the gTLDs. 😉 Can't discount dot com, however, and we keep track of dot .com domains "in the wild" […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 2 days ago

What Did You Miss? The Best Domain Stories From Summer

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Summer is traditionally a slow period for domain name investing, since many investors take time off to enjoy the season with family and friends. Throughout the summer, we published some fantastic interviews and some breaking news stories that you may have missed, so here is a look at some of the stories that we released over the summer. [ATTACH]....

NamePros 2 days ago

It’s Not How You Will Use it But How it Can be Used

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I can't tell you how many times someone has told me that my asking price is too high because of the size of their business or because of their plans for the domain name. It boggles my mind when some people then become rude simply because the price and value of the domain name is beyond their budget. Although most of these inquiries do not materiali...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

CIRA board elections end tomorrow

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Domain investor Frank Michlick is on the ballot. Board elections for CIRA (.ca) end tomorrow, and there's a fellow domain name investor on the ballot. Frank Michlick is running for the member candidate slate. He's competing against five other candidates for a single spot. Having known Frank for about a decade, I would encourage any […] The po...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Wired.com: .Com Is The Choice of VC Backed Startups

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Wired.com just published a post entitled "Why .Com is the Venture Capital Community’s Power Player" highlighting the use of .Com by VC backed startups. "In a recent essay, Paul Graham, venture capitalist and co-founder of the Y Combinator seed capital firm said, “The problem with not having the .com of your name is that it […] The post Wired....

The Domains 2 days ago

For $10,000, Donuts will block hundreds of typos and premiums for your brand

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Donuts has announced an expansion of its domain-blocking service that will enable brand owners to cheaply (kinda) block misspellings of their trademarks. Brand owners whose trademarks match "premium" generic strings will also be able to take matching domains out of circulation using the registry's new DPML Plus service. DPML, for Domain Protected M...

DomainIncite.com 2 days ago

Donuts Launches DPML Plus To Protect Trademarks & 3 Typos for $9,999 For 10 Yrs

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The largest new gTLD operator in terms of number of new domain extensions, Donuts Inc. today announced DPML Plus, an enhancement to its existing Domains Protected Marks List product that it developed in partnership with the IP community. Donuts already has the DPML which allows brand owners to protect their marks across all of Donuts’ […] The...

The Domains 2 days ago

Donuts to offer $10,000 brand protection service

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Donuts launches DPML on steroids. Top level domain name company Donuts will offer a new DPML Plus service for the last three months of this year. The service, which has a suggested retail price of $9,999, is an enhancement to the company's existing Domains Protected Marks List service. The standard DPML allows brand owners to […] The post Don...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago
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