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West.cn targets Engrish domainers with new .xyz site

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West.cn, the Chinese registrar that has quickly become the highest-volume seller of new gTLD domains, has turned its attention to the English-speaking market. The company has launched a new site at West.xyz, offering domains at some of the cheapest prices available, in English. A .com can be obtained for the equivalent of $8.25 a year, […] R...

DomainIncite.com 27 minutes ago

NameJet Auction Picks 8-26-16

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NameJet auction picks for 8/26/16 Powered by TLDpros.com These are all public auctions, so anyone can participate, no backorder needed. No reserve. jobtyping.com Bids: 22 High Bid: $69 groomer.xyz Bids: 14 High Bid: $69 hippotherapy.info Bids: 18 High Bid: $69 ebankruptcy.org Bids: 19 High Bid: $80 endorses.org Bids: 19 High Bid: $69 cityenvironmen...

TLD Investors 59 minutes ago

Spurned applicant crowd-funding to fight ICANN for .gay gTLD

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The community-driven applicant for .gay is attempting to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars via crowd-funding to challenge a series of adverse decisions that look set to lock it out of running the gTLD. Alongside the fundraising, dotgay LLC has launched an extraordinary broadside at its frustrators, accusing ICANN of "discrimination" and rival ...

DomainIncite.com 1 hour, 10 min ago

Learning from Chinese domain market data

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Yesterday I collected and then presented data from CNNIC surveys on Chinese domain names. Now I'd like to look at the data and see if we can find some trends. While data on .cn is available since 1996, I have not found the same for other extensions until 2005. That's why the .cn chart is […]

TLD Investors 8 hours, 15 min ago

The easiest, safest and least expensive way to get paid for domain name!

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Today:As As  What percentage of your portfolio consists of new gTLDs? / Difference between organic traffic and bot traffic /As If you bought a domain that's regged @ Domain.com, NetFirms, Dotster or MyDomain- Please Read This /...

Robbie's Blog 8 hours, 44 min ago

AutoNews.com: Amazon May Roll Out Its Car Portal Using a New gTLD

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According to AutoNews.com, Amazon launched  Amazon Vehicles, a "car research portal where consumers can view and reviews of thousands of new and classic cars, while being able to upload photos and videos of their own rides." AutoNews.com went on to suggest that Amazon might migrate the service to a new gTLD or at least use […] The post AutoNe...

The Domains 11 hours, 11 min ago

Auction Recap Of August 24, 2016

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WCMP.com Great letters getting a good price JustWalkAway.com Great advice 98% of the time. Unless its an awesome contract $124 RSRX.net Already over $100. X is popular at the end of brands $116 Antibacterial.co Pretty much everything is about antibacterial right now. I liked it when your body had to learn t fight off the bad stuff Translating.co Su...

Domain Shane 13 hours, 21 min ago

NameCheap : Bugging domainers until two factor authentication is added!

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One's choice of domain registrar is quite personal. We rarely use NameCheap, as we consolidate our domains elsewhere. Still, NameCheap offers good value for domain investors and it provides an easy to manage domain platform. NameCheap also offers discount coupons and deals quite often, via Twitter. Having recently logged in to our NameCheap account...

DomainGang 13 hours, 31 min ago

Did P2P lending cause a Chinese bubble, and is it bursting?

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Another high-profile P2P lending scam should give pause to Chinese domain investors. Remember those videos of the Chinese super bus making the rounds on social media a few months ago? The bus was designed to travel above car traffic on the street below. Well, it turns out it might have been just one big peer-to-peer […] The post Did P2P lendi...

Domain Name Wire 14 hours, 46 min ago

Qycell Corporation : UDRP denies transfer of domain Qycell.com

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Domain dispute 101 : The UDRP process is not the proper place to resolve contractual issues, or other disputes between disagreeing parties. Qycell Corporation filed a UDRP against the registrant of the domain, Qycell.com. There was, however, an ongoing legal feud between the two parties, going back more than 10 years. The Respondent, Tom Schultz, [...

DomainGang 15 hours, 43 min ago

West.cn Launches West.xyz

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China-based domain registrar West.cn has launched West.xyz, a website that appears to target the English speaking audience. The company will continue to operate its West.cn website separately from West.xyz. It is unclear to me whether they are two separate domain registrars or if West.xyz is simply another website operated by West.cn. The news was ...

Domain Investing 15 hours, 54 min ago

Did Apple Sell Grail.com?

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Apple owns quite a few valuable keyword .com domain names that I have seen in many Whois look ups. The company owns great domain names like Apple.com (obviously), Me.com, Mac.com, Newton.com, Carbon.com, Next.com, and many others. Based on a recent changed I detected with the help of DomainTools, it seems like Grail.com has changed hands. Up until ...

Domain Investing 17 hours, 14 min ago

Salesforce Acquires Einstein.com For New AI Product

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Salesforce has acquired the premium domain name Einstein.com, ahead of announcing a new AI product called Salesforce Einstein. I had noticed some movement on August 20, 2016 but was not sure who the buyers were at that time, but it's Salesforce. Forbes.com broke the news yesterday about the new artificial intelligence product. Using the name in cur...

Dot Weekly 17 hours, 15 min ago

Chinese domain name investor getting out, dumps 70,000 .cc domains

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Booksir announces to WeChat group that he's exiting the domain name business. A prominent Chinese domain name investor has announced on WeChat that he's getting out of the domain name investing business. Zhuang Liangji (庄良基), known as Booksir, says he has gotten rid of 70,000 .cc domain names that he bought at an average CNY […] The pos...

Domain Name Wire 17 hours, 38 min ago

Naming A Startup? Start With Domains

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I dislike nothing more than a company without a matching .com domain name! I think it's a distraction that is very costly and something that a startup can avoid when naming early on! So, where do you start your naming process? Domain names, really! Yes, you can come up with some words in general that you like but as soon as you have a couple in min...

Dot Weekly 17 hours, 53 min ago

Go Daddy Auction Picks 8-25-16

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Go Daddy Auction Picks 8-25-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Y25.com this one is already over $2.000. I always prefer LNN.com for 3 Character. 76736.com one of the better 5n.com on Go Daddy in awhile, over $3,400. I like CoffeeEveryday.com and EventWatch.com in the two word .com area. Full List 76736.com AnswerWanted.com AutomaticBlog.com BestDocum...

TLD Investors 18 hours, 21 min ago

DSAD.com: Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday, August 25th

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The good and the bad is the interest in my domains is picking up again. As The good is I am getting a lot of emails and inquiries. As Mixed in them are some legit people that are genuinely interested in the domain. The bad is 95% of the inquiries are spam.As As  $500 orAs $1234. Occasionally $300,000. As But its all fishing. As Half the time the na...

Domain Shane 22 hours, 18 min ago

NameJet Auction Picks 8-25-16

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NameJet auction picks for 8/25/16 Powered by TLDpros.com These are all public auctions, so anyone can participate, no backorder needed. No reserve. appsorganizer.com Bids: 21 High Bid: $79 aquariusdaily.com Bids: 20 High Bid: $71 autoassemble.com Bids: 24 High Bid: $110 romaniawiki.com Bids: 18 High Bid: $79 automatedvoicemail.com Bids: 19 High Bid...

TLD Investors 1 day ago

Hillary.com : Domain for sale, if you have $2.5 million dollars!

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Eagle-eyed domain professional, Joe Alagna, caught an ad in the print version of the Wall Street Journal today. The 101Domain VP shared a photo of the newspaper, listing the domain Hillary.com for sale! At the tune of $2.5 million dollars or best offer, Hillary.com has one serious potential buyer at this point: Hillary Rodham Clinton, […] Cop...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Sedo’s Great Domains Auction Ends Soon, Headlined by LLL.com Domains

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The August Great Domains Auction at Sedo ends tomorrow morning, and as has been typical recently, the big ticket names are primarily the short domains. Although no high-value names have yet met reserve (the domain with the highest bidding with reserve met is Bios.co.uk at 999 GBP), several of the LLL.com have bidding within their reserve range, inc...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

George Kirikos Uncovers Another Huge Sale That Ranks Among the Year's Top Ten

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The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. George Kirikos has uncovered yet another previously unreleased major sale - this one coming in at $420,000 to not only top this week’s chart but also take a place among the 10 biggest sales reported so far this year.

DNJournal 1 day ago

[POLL] – Do you invest in new gTLD’s or not?

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Today:As As As Can I use a domain for free? /As API for Checking Domain availability /As Tcaintl.com Sold for $4,155; AdobeDesign.com for $3,516 / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name news that caught my eye...

Robbie's Blog 1 day ago

Rightside during NamesCon : Music That Rocks Vol.1

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NamesCon 2016 was by far the largest domain conference ever, in terms of attendance. Attending a large domain industry conference, such as NamesCon, has its perks: lots and lots of freebies. Even to this date, seven months later, we're finding gems in the 2 bags of freebies that were given away by sponsors and exhibit […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Behind The Keyword - Spotlight on "Cloud"

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Welcome to Behind The Keyword, I will be taking a look at the most popular keywords that sell, get listed and get developed. Whether it be on big marketplaces like Sedo and Afternic or specialty sites like BrandBucket. [IMG] One of the most popular and best selling keywords out there - Cloud Some Tech related statistics: 961,000,000 results for ...

NamePros 1 day ago

Escrow.com handles over US$200 million in payments in H1, buys domain name for A$1 million

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Escrow.com's parent company recently reported financial results for the first half of 2016 and disclosed a major domain name purchase. This week I had Escrow.com GM Jackson Elsegood on the Domain Name Wire podcast to provide an update on what his company is doing. Jackson was careful about talking about the company's financials because its […...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

.Guru After Hitting a High of Almost 85K Domains is Now Under 60K

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.Guru which hit a high of over 84,000 domain names on April 1, 2015 now has less than 60,000 domains. .Guru was the first new gTLD to hit 50,000 registrations back in April 2014. .Guru was one of the first new gTLD's Donuts released launched in January 2014. However as you can see from its […] The post .Guru After Hitting a High of Almost 85K...

The Domains 1 day ago

LogicBoxes Launches the New Elite Reseller Program

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LogicBoxes has launched the Elite Reseller Program which focuses on high potential Web Hosts, Domain Resellers and ICANN Registrars. LogicBoxes according to a press release we just received, will now be made available to Web Hosts from all the segments of the industry. Furthermore, the localization features of OrderBox would enable them to leverage...

The Domains 1 day ago

Big Week for Turakhia Bros! Divyank Sells Company for $900 Million & Bhavin Wins TWO EOY Awards

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What a week for two of the nicest guys to ever come through our industry. Divyank Turakhia sold a company he built from scratch - Media.net - for $900 million and his brother Bhavin - in addition to helping close that deal - won TWO Entrepreneur of the Year Awards last night.

DNJournal 1 day ago

Expert Exchange: An Interview With Domain Broker McKay Taylor

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McKay Taylor isn't necessarily a name you will have heard of before, but this domain investor and broker has been quietly selling millions of dollars worth of domain names thanks to his connections all over the World. He's been responsible for some enormous bulk sales since the short domain craze that gripped the industry in 2015. In this intervie...

NamePros 1 day ago

One party UDRP : Alienware or NVIDIA – who gets the domain?

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An interesting situation surrounds the UDRP against the domain alienware-nvidia.xyz that was dealt with at the National Arbitration Forum. Alienware is a computer brand owned by Dell Inc., while NVIDIA is a cutting edge computer hardware manufacturer, including popular video cards. The domain's registration contains two marks, each managed by their...

DomainGang 1 day ago

This week’s end user domain name sales

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Here are some domain names that were purchased by end users on Sedo over the past week. It was a lot harder this week to find end user domain name sales within Sedo's sales list this week. The list was shorter than usual, but the bigger issue was that many of the top domain names […] The post This week's end user domain name sales appeared fi...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Auction Recap Of August 23, 2016

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A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 23, 2016.As  If there is an asterisk (*)As next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve. As I'm only showing where the price was when the auction ended,...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Chinese domain market report : Would you buy aftermarket domains from China?

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During the past 2 years, the Chinese domain market has exploded with activity. While self-sufficient, China's domain investors more often buy domains from Westerners liquidating their domain portfolios. This is particularly common with short, "coinage" domains, particularly the "Chip" kind. Chinese domainers then trade these domains among themselve...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Big Brand Domains Bought via Escrow.com

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When I visited Escrow.com this morning, I noticed something that I had not seen before. The company has a graphic showing a group of logos of Internet brands below a heading that says "USED TO PURCHASE SOME OF THE BIGGEST DOMAINS ON THE INTERNET." For your convenience, I shared the graphic above. I presume this means that the domain names for these...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

NameBros : Aftermarket domain marketplace

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To succeed with private aftermarket domain sales, one needs a great brand, and NameBros caught our attention recently. Stemming from a slight typo of a popular domain forum, NameBros.com ended up being a pleasant surprise. 😀 The web site displays a grid of catchy domains, showcased with a relatively related logo image. Visualizing the essence [&...

DomainGang 1 day ago

OccupyWallStreet.com on Auction at GoDaddy

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When I received my morning email from Dropping.com, OccupyWallStreet.com was the domain name coming up for auction that stood out the most. It looks like OccupyWallStreet.com expired in July, and the GoDaddy auction for it is concluding this afternoon. The Occupy Wall Street movement was one of the leading news stories back in late 2011 and 2012. A...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Domain names that get around: are they worth less?

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Rapid trading of domain names might reduce their value. We've seen a new phenomenon in domain names in the past couple years: domain names that get around. Chinese investors have piled in and helped turn short domain names into tradeable commodities. Some domain names have been traded multiple times within a year (sometimes within a […] The p...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

 Peter Prestipino Wrote the Book on Domaining Fundamentals

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“Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise” – Michael Jordan I recently received a review copy of Domains 360: The Fundamentals of Buying and Selling Domain Names by Peter Prestipino, Editor-in-Chief of Website Magazine.  By chance, it turns out that Peter and I both live in the Chicago area […] The post  Peter Pr...

SullysBlog.com 1 day ago

Domain Movers: Anske.com, DQ.com, USF.com + More

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Welcome to Domain Movers! We keep a very close eye on domain name activity, with a focus on corporate domain buying, registrations, sales and general movements. Here are a few that we detected the past couple of days: ConAgra Foods, Inc. secured two domain names relating to food brands they offer: AndyCapps.com and JiffyPopPopcorn.com. They hand re...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

DSAD.com: Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday, August 24th

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Some may have noticed, some may not have, but our website was down yesterday afternoon. As Our host had some hardware issues which had to be switched out. As  I completely understand things like that happen and I'm sure they were on it as fast as possible. As  The immediately feeling is anger but in reality,As As I really have been happy with Media...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Go Daddy Auction Picks 8-24-16

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Go Daddy Auction Picks 8-24-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Another day of .co domains dropping. Browser.co is currently over $200. WebDeveloper.co has no bids. Viral.co is over $500. In the .com area I like DocumentGo.com and AppCredit.com. There are a few 4L.net chips on the list. Full List 1971.co AppCredit.com Bazada.com BecomeGood.com BoatsFo...

TLD Investors 1 day ago

NameJet Auction Picks 8-24-16

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NameJet auction picks for 8/24/16 Powered by TLDpros.com These are all public auctions, so anyone can participate, no backorder needed. No reserve. 420activists.com Bids: 19 High Bid: $69     carsnz.com Bids: 20 High Bid: $69 phoenixarizona.info Bids: 16 High Bid: $69 americanas.cc Bids: 14 High Bid: $69 californialawyer.org Bids: 20 High...

TLD Investors 2 days ago

DollarCity.com : Central American company files UDRP to get Mike Mann’s domain

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A UDRP has been filed against the aged (2001) domain DollarCity.com, owned by domain investor, Mike Mann, for about a decade. The UDRP has just been filed by Centroamerica Comercial, Sociedad Anonima de Capital Variable (CAMCO). It appears to be a discount retail store company, with 25 locations in Guatemala and 39 in El Salvador, […] Copyrig...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Chinese domain market report : DD.com and a bunch of chips

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China's domain market has grown remarkably in recent months, as thousands of domain "Chips" were made available, sold primarily by Westerners. If it weren't for the game of QXZJ domains that a Hong Kong based fund started, millions of dollars would remain in Chinese pockets. Likewise, tens of thousands of short domains would remain dormant, […...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Eleven tips for Chinese domain investors

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Why is that Chinese domain forums are not active in discussions? Or is it just because I have not found the right one? For example, yesterday I came across an interesting thread on the long-running Domain.cn forum. The original poster, an apparently experienced investor who joined the forum ten years ago, presented eleven points essential […]

TLD Investors 2 days ago

Why I love end-users bringing up GTLD alternatives

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Today:As As As Has anyone been able to grow their parking income? /As Best TLD for content website /As HotDeals.net Sold for $5,000; Advise.net for $1,850 / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name news that caught...

Robbie's Blog 2 days ago

Sedo Weekly Sales Led by Slither.com

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Sedo reported their weekly sales, nothing over 20,000 Euros this week as the lazy summer moves along. Enbrel.xyz selling for $2,500 was an interesting one. SalesManagementSoftware.com for $12,377, longer than most and a nice price. Top .com: slither.com at 20,000 EUR Top ccTLD: timeshares.ca at 11,800 USD Top “other” TLD: santa.org at 13,500 USD .C...

The Domains 2 days ago

Kendra.ca a First Name Pick in July 13 .CA TBR Drop

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DomainReport.ca It was another healthy week for drops back on July 13, with 184 .ca domains claimed.  The higher quality names on the list this week included some LLL.ca, common terms, brandables, and call to action type domains.  In case you're wondering, yes I did miss noting down the TBR results from July 6 - I think I was in Vancouver at that ...

DomainReport.ca 2 days ago

Kimmel Scrap UDRP : Never let your developer own your domain!

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When you hire a developer for your business web site, make sure that you register the domain yourself first. In numerous cases, the task of domain registration was incorporated into the web development services, which might seem convenient at first. Then, the relationship might go sour, and in the case of KimmelScrap.com, the domain remained [̷...

DomainGang 2 days ago

What Can We Learn From the Released Uniregistry Sales Data?

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Like many of us, I have been flabbergasted by the recent release of previously unreported Uniregistry domain sales from the period between February 2015 to June 2016. As a domain investor in the making and an industry follower, I believe that we can gain a lot of inspiration and information from looking at these lists of domain name sales. The dom...

NamePros 2 days ago
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