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Rapidly Growing Internet Commerce Association Lands Daniel Law as Executive Director

 Mark As Read    

After 10 years of fighting for domain owner's rights the ICA is finally catching fire and a new Executive Director should fuel ever faster growth.

DNJournal 7 hours, 28 min ago

Alert : ThisDaddy.com scam continues to seek potential victims with cheap domain “Chips”

 Mark As Read    

A scam operating from ThisDaddy.com, continues to seek potential victims among buyers of domain "Chips." Priced well below market averages, the LLLL .com domains are being offered via email to various domain investors. There is no indication whatsoever that these domains are owned or brokered by the scammers behind ThisDaddy.com, a domain with a fa...

DomainGang 10 hours, 23 min ago

Great Domains Auction: Cave.com Sells for $61k+

 Mark As Read    

Sedo's final Great Domains auction of 2016 closed today, and the auction totaled about $175,000 in sales. There were 17 domain names that sold in this month's auction. The largest sale of the month was Cave.com, which sold for $61,350. T4.com sold for $44,000, and Monochrome.com sold for 31000 EUR. Rama.com was another 5 figure sale, closing at $25...

Domain Investing 10 hours, 53 min ago

MotorcycleHelmets.com sold by GoDaddy – A look back at the previous negotiation

 Mark As Read    

Michael Berkens purchased MotorcycleHelmets.com back in 2010, and it looks like GoDaddy/Namefind sold the domain to a buyer using privacy protection at Name.com. The domain was bought in January 2010 at the TRAFFIC Las Vegas Auction. The domain was actually listed with a $50K reserve but immediately after it didn’t meet reserve Mike asked Rick [...

The Domains 11 hours, 16 min ago

Domain Movers: Fair.com, Radial.com + More

 Mark As Read    

Today's Domain Movers is stacked with premium domain names and I think shows the upward trend of companies "getting it" and launching with premium domain names! Some are showing improvements by acquiring EMD's and much more in today's series. Enjoy! Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. registered the domain name DewaltToughSystem.com and interestingly,...

Dot Weekly 11 hours, 53 min ago

Payoneer Escrow Hiring Director of Product Management

 Mark As Read    

Brandon Abbey shared a job opening on LinkedIn that I want to share with readers. Payoneer is looking to hire a Director of Product Management in its Palo Alto, California office. This full time Director-level position will work directly with the Payoneer Escrow team. I looked through the listed responsibilities of this job opening, and it seems li...

Domain Investing 12 hours, 0 min ago

Namejet.com Reports $725K in Domain Sales in November 2016

 Mark As Read    

Namejet.com has just released its domain sales report for November, 2016 totaling just under $725,000 in sales. Only domain names selling for $2,000 or more are included in the report and only those domain names for which payment were received in November are included. The top 9 sales for the month were for three character […] The post Nameje...

The Domains 12 hours, 53 min ago

TNT's Best of the Drop List for 12/8/2016!

 Mark As Read    

Here is TNT's Best of the Drop List for 12/8/2016. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 13 hours, 9 min ago

Pebble.com shuts down : Another ultra generic domain down the dumpster!

 Mark As Read    

So much for the alleged success of ultra-generic, .com domains: Pebble.com is no more. The smart watch manufacturer has shut down, and it's joining Fitbit. Select members of its workforce and the Pebble technology and patents will now migrate to a company with a domain "brandable." It seems rather ironic, that a generic domain acquired […] Co...

DomainGang 13 hours, 41 min ago

Google Acquires Debug.com

 Mark As Read    

Google has acquired the domain name Debug.com The domain name was parked and under privacy at Uniregistry. The domain sold back in November 11, 2006 for $15K and again for $17,000 2 1/2 years later in April 2009. The domain name is now owned by Google under Corporate Registrar MarkMonitor.com The post Google Acquires Debug.com appeared first on The...

The Domains 13 hours, 43 min ago

Daniel Law Named Interim ICA Executive Director

 Mark As Read    

I just received an email from the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) announcing that Daniel Law, a co founder of Rook Media, and currently a principle with Heron Investments Ltd., is taking on the position as Executive Director of the trade organization on an interim basis. Previously, the ICA had been operating without an Executive Director. As I...

Domain Investing 14 hours, 37 min ago

Need to sell my house .com : UDRP takes away competitor’s domain name

 Mark As Read    

The distressed house market has claimed another casualty; the domain NeedToSellMyHouse.com was lost in a UDRP. The Respondent acquired the domain in 2015 for $1,200 dollars and built a brand on it. A competitor in the same market registered the trademark NEED TO SELL MY HOUSE FAST in 2016, claiming first use in 2014. The […] Copyright DomainG...

DomainGang 14 hours, 46 min ago

Daily Domain Picks 12-8-16

 Mark As Read    

Daily Domain Picks 12-8-16 NameJet sent out an email and it looks like they will keep things running smoothly around the new whois rules. For domains being sold by NameJet, when we push your domains to the NameJet holding account, the whois does NOT change (although we add Privacy Protect). By listing your domains with […]

TLD Investors 15 hours, 25 min ago

Honoring the Pearl Harbor fallen : David J. Castello’s article on the Day of Infamy

 Mark As Read    

Pearl Harbor was hit by Japanese airborne forces on this Day of Infamy, 75 years ago. More than 2400 men and women were killed in the attack that sent the United States into World War II. Many books have been written about the surprise attack that targeted the US fleet, but the movie "Pearl Harbor," […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 day ago

Short and Sweet: 12 of the Week's Top 20 Sales Were 3 Characters or Less

 Mark As Read    

Short domains have always been attractive, a fact underscored again this week when 9 of the 11 biggest sales were just 3 characters long.

DNJournal 1 day ago

NameJet Gives Update Regarding New ICANN Transfer Rules

 Mark As Read    

On December 1st, ICANN enacted a new domain name lock policy, which I previously wrote about. Although I don't think I have been impacted by the policy change yet, I can see how it could cause issues for people who sell domain names on third party platforms. This afternoon, NameJet sent an email to customers announcing how the auction platform will...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

.Org non-profit is looking for new members of Board of Directors

 Mark As Read    

Want to be on the board of a non-profit domain name registry? Public Interest Registry (PIR), the non-profit that runs the .org top level domain name and a few related new TLDs, is looking for new members for its Board of Directors. Nominations, including self-nominations, are due by December 11. This role is not to […] The post .Org non-prof...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

NameJet to enforce opt out of the 60-day transfer lockdown policy

 Mark As Read    

ICANN has been making the lives of domainers miserable; NameJet, the premium domain auction marketplace, relies on prompt domain transfers to facilitate sales. As a result, private listings of domains that are not expired, now have to accept a new set of terms and conditions at NameJet. In particular, private sellers now have to agree […] Cop...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Call for nominations for PIR Board of Directors

 Mark As Read    

Dan York of the Internet Society let us know that PIR is seeking nominations for their board of directors. Three positions are open this year on the board of the nonprofit organization behind .ORG/.NGO/.ONG. The deadline is this Sunday, December 11. https://www.internetsociety.org/call-nominations-pir-board-directors The post Call for nominations f...

The Domains 1 day ago

Payoneer Plunge Into Domain Escrow Pays Early Dividend - Picked to Handle Above.com Payments

 Mark As Read    

Payoneer just got into the domain escrow business a couple of months ago but they have already landed a major account.

DNJournal 1 day ago

Sega.Games : First UDRP on a dot .Games domain name

 Mark As Read    

Dot .Games has been a big success for gamers, gaming companies, and domain investors alike. The Rightside gTLD currently has just almost 8,000 .Games domains, per ntldstats. Today, we were made aware of what appears to be the first UDRP filed for a .Games domain, Sega.Games. The Complainant is SEGA Games Co., Ltd. of Tokyo, […] Copyright Doma...

DomainGang 1 day ago

TNT's Best of the Drop List for 12/7/2016!

 Mark As Read    

Here is TNT's Best of the Drop List for 12/7/2016. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 1 day ago

16 end user domain buyers, including AIG

 Mark As Read    

AIG among domain name buyers last week. It was a very international week for Sedo, which disclosed 47 country code domain sales over $2,000. That's more than twice the number of .coms! It was helped a lot by the .AT auction, but that only explains some of it. In fact, the top sale was Lampara.es […] The post 16 end user domain buyers, includi...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Travel King : Is Rick Schwartz getting ready to conquer China?

 Mark As Read    

The Domain KingAs, Rick Schwartz, is far from retired. Domain investing is Rick's passion, and tapping into both established and emerging markets is part of his daily research. While 2016 has been a good year for political domains, the long term focus is technology, media and the global economy. Two years ago, Rick Schwartz acquired […] Copyr...

DomainGang 1 day ago

GoDaddy Comments on Domain Portfolio Acquisition

 Mark As Read    

I noticed that quite a few domain names transferred to NameFind this morning from a company called Traffic Names, Ltd. The portfolio has many high value domain names, and my guess is that this was an 8 figure acquisition. Jamie Zoch wrote about the acquisition earlier this morning. After seeing the domain registrant changes and Jamie's article, I s...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Meet the brokers behind TS.com domain name purchase

 Mark As Read    

190.com brokers TS.com domain name acquisition. GoDaddy's NameFind sold the two letter domain name TS.com recently. While the buyer behind the deal is private, the broker is not. 190.com brokered the deal for TS.com. While the company declined to disclose the sales price to Domain Name Wire, CEO JQ Tang told Domain Name Wire it […] The post M...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Uniregistry : Example of a 60-day lock “opt out” for a domain transfer

 Mark As Read    

When ICANN imposed new rules to WHOIS updates, they created a bureaucratic process that attempts to address the issue of domain theft. From December 1st onward, changes to a domain's ownership records trigger a process that resembles a domain transfer, even if no such transfer takes place. For transfers to another registrar, domains get locked [...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Daily Domain Picks 12-7-16

 Mark As Read    

Daily Domain Picks 12-7-16 It will be interesting to see how other industry participants react to GoDaddy owning NamesCon. Will they pull back on sponsorships knowing they are putting money into GoDaddy's pocket ? Go Daddy Auction Picks 12-7-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com RapidSolar.com Not a bad brandable in the solar space. 10 bids so far. [...

TLD Investors 1 day ago

Who goes to ICANN meetings? Here’s an answer

 Mark As Read    

Meeting in India set a record thanks to over 2,000 first-time attendees from Asia. Last month's ICANN meeting in Hyderabad, India, set an all-time record for attendance at an ICANN meeting. There were 3,182 people, breaking the previous record of 3,155 for ICANN50 in London. That London meeting in Summer 2014 was big because new […] The post ...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

ICANN 57 brings in thousands of noobs

 Mark As Read    

ICANN 57 set new records in terms of attendance, with a large majority of participants total newbies who'd never been to an ICANN meeting before. The meeting, held in Hyderabad, India last month, had 3,182 attendees, and first-timers outnumbered veterans over two-to-one. The previous record was 3,115 total participants, set at ICANN 50 in London [&...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Breaking: GoDaddy Likely Buys Traffic Names LTD Domain Portfolio

 Mark As Read    

Breaking News: GoDaddy appears to have acquired yet another domain name portfolio and this time appears to be Traffic Names LTD! This morning I started to detect Traffic Names LTD domains transferring over to GoDaddy's NameFind portfolio. Traffic Names LTD, which is owned by Ian Andrews of the UK, owns some great generics like Camera.com, which is ...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

Spot all the Easter eggs in this Radix mannequin viral [NSFW]

 Mark As Read    

Domain registry Radix has shamelessly jumped on the "mannequin challenge" meme bandwagon, with the release of video plugging its forthcoming .fun gTLD. It's quite slickly produced, on the face of it shot in a single unbroken take (though I suspect there are a few edits hidden in the motion blur), but the real fun for […] Related posts: Radix...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

GoDaddy will pay $1.79 billion for HEG in major Euro expansion

 Mark As Read    

GoDaddy is to substantially increase the size of its European operation with the $1.79 billion acquisition of Host Europe Group. The market-leading registrar confirmed yesterday earlier reports that it was on track to buy HEG, which counts several big-name British and German registrars among its brands. The deal is worth €1.69 billion ($1.79 billio...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

GoDaddy Acquires Host Europe Group, Becomes Market Leader In Europe For Small Business Cloud Services

 Mark As Read    

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Host Europe Group (HEG) for As‚¬1.69 billion (US$1.79 … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 2 days ago

Webroot Quarterly Threat Update: 84 Percent of Phishing Sites Exist for Less Than 24 hours

 Mark As Read    

Report demonstrates phishing attacks have grown in prevalence and sophistication NEWS PROVIDED BY Webroot Inc. Dec 06, 2016, 08:00 ET SHARE THIS ARTICLE BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —As According to the latest Webroot Quarterly Threat Update, 84 percent of … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 2 days ago

New Website, www.tellmrtrump.com, Lets You Voice Your Opinions and Comments to Donald Trump

 Mark As Read    

The vision behind tellmrtrump.com is to create a mega town hall forum where people can voice their opinions and view opinions of others. NEWS PROVIDED BY King of The Domain Dec 06, 2016, 13:00 ET SHARE THIS ARTICLE MAHWAH, N.J., … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 2 days ago

Sedo weekly sales led by Lampara.es

 Mark As Read    

Sedo released their weekly sales report, the top sale was a .es domain, Lampara.es for 36,000 Euros. I bleieve the transaltion is lamp in Spanish. Lamparas.es is a developed website. Dot com had 0 five figure sales this week. BigBall.com was the top sale at $9,500. Forex.Trading a prime example of a new gtld name […] The post Sedo weekly sale...

The Domains 2 days ago

Name.com : Jared Ewy loses bet, eats a mushroom sandwich!

 Mark As Read    

We all have fears, and Jared Ewy's worst nightmare is a mushroom sandwich. The Name.com executive lost a bet, and was forced to publicly eat a sandwich stuffed with mushrooms. Thanks to an apparent childhood trauma, Jared's usual confidence is shattered in the video released by Name.com; it was originally broadcasted on Facebook. In his […] C...

DomainGang 2 days ago

How to get the most out of NamesCon

 Mark As Read    

Here are some quick tips to get the most out of NamesCon in Las Vegas next month. It's hard to believe that NamesCon is taking place next month! The largest domain name industry conference (not including ICANN meetings) typically attracts over 1,000 domain investors, registrars and other service providers. I've been to each year of […] The po...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Blake Irving on CNBC Today

 Mark As Read    

GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving was interviewed on CNBC this morning, and part of the interview is embedded below. In news announced this morning, GoDaddy has entered into an agreement to acquire Host Europe Group, "the largest privately-owned web services provider in Europe." In the video interview below, Blake discusses tech jobs in light of President-E...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Domain rebranding : Demand Media transitioning portfolio to Leaf Group Ltd.

 Mark As Read    

In November, Demand Media transformed itself into a new entity, Leaf Group Ltd. The rebranded company began trading its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange, under the new ticker symbol "LFGR." Sean Moriarty, CEO of Leaf Group, stated: "Our company has evolved significantly over the past two years and Leaf Group is a […] Copyright Doma...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Sanofi wins case over Ambien domains, but to what end?

 Mark As Read    

20 domains canceled, meaning they can just be used again. Sanofi has won a cybersquatting case against the owner of 20 domain names that have Ambien (Sanofi's blockbuster sleeping medicine) in them. The owner of the domain names used them to put up online pharmacies. But what good will it do? The perpetrator will merely […] The post Sanofi wi...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Fabulous.com : DNS changes remain after expired domains get renewed

 Mark As Read    

I've been using Fabulous as one of my trusted domain registrars, thanks to the great work and persona of Mike Robertson, who worked there until a few years ago. Over the course of several years, I've retained Fabulous thanks to their strong domain management back-end, two factor authentication support and overall ability to maintain a […]...

Acro.net 2 days ago

NamesCon Swallowed for 2nd Time in 4 Months - This Time as Part of $1.79 Billion GoDaddy Acquisition

 Mark As Read    

The big fish keep swallowing the smaller fish and GoDaddy's latest big gulp means the NamesCon conference will have another new owner next year.

DNJournal 2 days ago

Donald Trump sells entire domain portfolio to GoDaddy Domain Ventures

 Mark As Read    

President-elect, Donald Trump, has moved quickly to sell his entire domain name portfolio. Citing a potential conflict of interest if he were to retain the domains past his inauguration day, Mr. Trump's buyer is none other than GoDaddy. The price: $6.7 billion dollars, and some change. "GoDaddy Domain Ventures is an established domain portfolio man...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Daily Domain Picks 12-6-16

 Mark As Read    

Daily Domain Picks 12-6-16   Go Daddy Auction Picks 12-6-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Media.co.uk a public auction with reserve not met so far. Surprised to see this one here, great name but I am sure the reserve is way up there. A number of ugly 4L.coms on the list today if you are looking for […]

TLD Investors 2 days ago

GoDaddy is buying NamesCon

 Mark As Read    

World's largest domain name registrar will own NamesCon after it completes HEG acquisition. The rumors are true–GoDaddy (NYSE:GDDY) is acquiring Host Europe Group. The US $1.79 billion transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of next year, and will include top European brands such as 123Reg and DomainFactory. And NamesCon. That'...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Domain Movers: TS.com, React.com + More

 Mark As Read    

Welcome to the latest Domain Movers series where DotWeekly focuses on corporate domain name transactions and reports the movements to you. Let's get right into the past movements we detected over the past 24 hours: Figureate.com has been acquired by a currently unknown MarkMonitor client. The domain was owned by HugeDomains and had an offering pric...

Dot Weekly 2 days ago

TS.com Sold by GoDaddy / NameFind

 Mark As Read    

Based on a Whois record change I saw this morning, it looks like the TS.com domain name has changed hands. It appears that the new registrant of the domain name is based in China, although the Whois information for TS.com is now private. The domain name was previously owned by GoDaddy's NameFind. Unfortunately for curious people like myself, GoDadd...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Top 10 Digital Branding & Marketing Trends for 2017

 Mark As Read    

Gal Borenstein posted an infographic with a look at digital marketing trends for 2017. Borenstein Group did the research behind the infographic. The post Top 10 Digital Branding & Marketing Trends for 2017 appeared first on TheDomains.com.

The Domains 3 days ago
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