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Auction Recap Of July 29, 2016

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A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeout purchases and more from the auction list posted on July 29, 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...

Domain Shane 8 minutes ago

TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 7/30/2016

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I hope everyone is have a great start to their weekend! I want to wish a Happy Birthday to my Wife Sabrina! Happy Birthday Baby! Here is today's TNTNames.com Best of the Drop List for 7/30/2016. I will not be … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 33 minutes ago

DSAD.COM: IKE'S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, July 30th

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Have a great Weekend, buy some names. Table of Contents Main ListAs  NameJet LLLL.com's Other LLLL's Short Brandables Numbers One WordersAs and OtherAs extensions Vape, Vegan, VR Main List Smaller.comAs Ends in 5 days, a site for little people to buy clothing The No Bid List CreditScoreFactor.com As How do they determine what your credit score ...

Domain Shane 3 hours, 51 min ago

Chinese domain market report : The economy is riding high

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The Chinese economy has manage to overcome many financial obstacles in the past 12 months. A year ago, the biggest stock market crash in known history, decimated $5 trillion dollars in stock valuation. China is still the world's 2nd largest economy and retains an extraordinary capability to recover from financial shock waves. Despite the political ...

DomainGang 17 hours, 28 min ago

Seven Game Sites Developed on .Juegos Domains

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This week we're taking a quick look at a handful of game sites developed on the .Juegos extension. My Spanish was never very strong, but I think you can understand what's happening with each of these websites. Screenshots are linked, if you would like to check them out for yourselves. JuegosVestir.Juegos – This "dress up games" site is gettin...

Domain Shane 18 hours, 0 min ago

Top Topics: How Long Until New gTLDs Crash?; eName Releases an English Version

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In this week's Top Topics, we reveal the news that eName has released an English version of their website, as well as documenting a discussion about new gTLDs and we see an investor asking for advice for selling a domain to an end-user. Interestingly, we also have questions from an end-user, who has asked for advice on buying their first domain nam...

NamePros 18 hours, 54 min ago

Auction Recap Of July 28, 2016

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A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeout purchases and more from the auction list posted on July 28, 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...

Domain Shane 19 hours, 12 min ago

$135 Million Winning Bid for .WEB Sets Stunning High Water Mark for Rights to Run a New gTLD

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After a legal challenge failed to stop ICANN from auctioning off the rights to run coveted new domain extension .WEB, the TLD was sold with a mind blowing high bid of $135 million - more than triple the previous record for a new gTLD - and it looks like .com owner Verisign bankrolled the buy!

DNJournal 21 hours, 44 min ago

Domain Name Jargon : The Web, and where can you find it

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Holly molly! When we started the Domain Name Jargon series, our goal was to update it often with new entries. After all, it's an endless, valuable encyclopedia of terms, trivia, and other information about domaining that you won't find anywhere else, because we're basically re-writing the book of domain investing. With that in mind, it's […] ...

DomainGang 21 hours, 50 min ago

SOLINK : Chinese domainer defends domain against UDRP

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Gone are the days that Chinese domain investors fail to produce a response, when faced with a UDRP against their assets. In a case involving the domain Solink.com, the Respondent succeeded to fend off the Complainant's demands. Solink Corporation of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, claimed rights to the SOLINK mark. According to the UDRP: "The Complainant ...

DomainGang 21 hours, 52 min ago

Is the value of .com about to be destroyed by Verisign?

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Today:As If at first you don't succeed, lower the offer? /As 6N.com – What should be the buying strategy? /As Legal use of domain / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain news that caught my...

Robbie's Blog 21 hours, 54 min ago

What are “Generic Country Code Top Level Domains” to Google?

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There are more country code top level domains (ccTLD‘s) than actual countries in the world. In fact, there are several active ones for obsolete countries, such as dot .SU for the former Soviet Union. When it comes down to search engine visibility of ccTLD domains, not all are created equal. Google, the quintessential search engine, […] ...

DomainGang 22 hours, 57 min ago

Furniture.co.uk Sold for $700,000

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We received an email today that the domain Furniture.co.uk has been purchased for $700,000. The note came from the buyer Graham Haynes. According to Graham his company was the buyer of  Purple.co.uk and BedroomFurniture.co.uk. A quote from the buyer It has always been my strong belief that large businesses do not understand the value of […] T...

The Domains 23 hours, 7 min ago

.WEB Sells for $135 Million at Auction¦Shattering all Records

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —As The auction to determine who gets to run the .WEB top level domain name has concluded with a $135 million price tag paid by Nu Dot Co, LLC. Prior to this auction, the … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 23 hours, 45 min ago

TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 7/29/2016

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Thanks for coming back to TNTNames.com Best of the Drop List for 7/29/2016. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. I have been getting a lot of positive comments about the lists I have … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 1 day ago

EDP.com Subject of UDRP

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A UDRP has been filed against the valuable three letter EDP.com domain name. The case was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization, and it is WIPO case D2016-1536. The complainant in this UDRP is a company called EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. Whois records show that the domain name is currently owned by a registrant in China. ...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Why Verisign paid $135 million for the .web top level domain

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Here are three reasons it might have wanted to run .web. Verisign bought rights to the .web top level domain name yesterday for a staggering $135 million. Up until now, Verisign's only interest in new top level domain names (other than running the registries for other companies) has been internationalized domain names that are transliterations [...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

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

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You know where the big money is in the new gTLDs?As As  Losing auctions. Early on I was part of an investment group looking to apply for a new gTLD.As  We found some we liked but when we found out there were other applicants we moved to another because we wanted to own a G and not get beat out.As  In hindsight we should have wanted to get beat out....

Domain Shane 1 day ago

ICANN releases official statement on the $135million .web auction

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ICANN releases official statement on the $135 million .web auction. I have to give credit to Michael Berkens, he told me months ago he thought it would be $100 million plus. On 27 July 2016, Power Auctions LLC, ICANN‘s authorized auction service provider, conducted a New Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Program auction to resolve contention [&...

The Domains 1 day ago

How do you guys sell brandables?

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Today:As Expired Lists vs Active Auctions /As Is it illegal to sell or use fb.something domain name? /As Present.com Sold for $90,600; OQQ.com for $26,000 / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name news that...

Robbie's Blog 1 day ago

Chinese domain market sales : Mobile web rules China

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The Chinese Internet consists mostly of the mobile web, a vast network of government-authorized web sites catering to the information-hungry Chinese. Despite the Great Firewall of China blocking thousands of foreign web sites, and the recent expanded censorship of non-authoritative news portals, China is absolutely thriving on mobile. Cellular phon...

DomainGang 1 day ago

EDP.com : Aged three letter .com faces UDRP challenge at the WIPO

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Another day, another UDRP has been filed against an aged, valuable three letter .com domain. According to a freshly filed filing at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) the domain EDP.com is facing a UDRP. As the case is on-going and no decision has been delivered, we can only speculate on the motives of this […] Copyright Doma...

DomainGang 1 day ago

It looks like Verisign bought .Web domain for $135 million (SEC Filing)

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Company paying $130 million for "contractual rights". It sure looks like Nu Dot Co was the winner of today's .web auction and Verisign is behind the bid. Verisign (NYSE:VRSN) just filed its quarterly report with the SEC today. Under "Subsequent Event" it says: Subsequent to June 30, 2016, the Company incurred a commitment to pay […] The post ...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Verisign Reports: Revenue up 9%: Has Operating Margin of 61.5%

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VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN),today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2016. VeriSign, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Verisign”) reported revenue of $286 million for the second quarter of 2016, up 9.1% from the same quarter in 2015. Verisign reported net income of $113 million and diluted earnings per share (diluted “EPS”) of $0.87 for the secon...

The Domains 1 day ago

Neustar and Verisign release earnings, don’t mention .web

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Companies report results and doesn't mention today's .web auction. Does this mean anything? Verisign and Neustar released second quarter earnings today after the bell. Both companies are rumored to be backers of Nu Dot Co in the .web auction that concluded today for $135 million, but neither mentioned in in their press releases. I suspect […]...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Verisign announces .net price increase

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Verisign has just announced that prices for .net domains are going up again this coming February. Announcing its second-quarter earnings, the company revealed plans to raise its registry fee from $7.46 to $8.20, effective February 1, 2017. That's the maximum 10% price hike it's allowed to claim under its .net Registry Agreement with ICANN. Raising ...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Shocking non-news announcement reveals master plan of domain industry giant

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A domain industry giant has opted not to make an announcement today, after revelations of upcoming changes, updates, downgrades and other details were leaked. The corporate behemoth specializing in the domain investment field, did not share any information about what it's planning to do, or not do. "We're not in a position to disclose any […]...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Great Domains Auction Results: $225k+

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Sedo's monthly Great Domains domain auction concluded earlier today, and the result was one of the most successful Great Domains auctions in quite some time. In total, 18 domain names were sold, and the auction grossed over $225,000. Leading the way in this auction were three letter .com domain names. The three highest results were LLL.com domain n...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Auction Recap Of July 27, 2016

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A As look at the final auction prices from the auction list posted on July 27, 2016.As  848888.com Getting some incredible bids. One 8 short of being a six figure name $9,089 82275.com Can't compare with the above but only 5 numbers $1,950 Megabud.com This should do really really well NoTimeLikeNow.com Pretty memorable saying name for $12. No bidde...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Domain offers : It’s a can-have, not a must-have

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Domain inquiries arrive in all types of colorful examples of how people approach domain ownership. Having been an active domain investor for more than 15 years, I can honestly write a book about the myriads of inquiries that often lack common sense. It's not that a particular offer arrives with a price that is unreasonable. […]

Acro.net 1 day ago

Brannan’s : Latest domain mega-sale is all about .me

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Domain brokerage outfit, Brannan's, is having a grand domain sale, and it's all about .me domains. Used by many companies and individuals alike, the Montenegro ccTLD domains are recognized both as brands and as "Generic Country Code Top Level Domains" by Google. Domain broker David Clements, Brannan's founder, is currently seeking buyers for such ....

DomainGang 1 day ago

Kim Kardashian behind the massive .Web auction, according to Domain Live Wire

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Hollywood celebrity fans, rejoice! Serial entrepreneur, fashionista and domain aficionado, Kim Kardashian, has reportedly ponied up the $135 million dollars for the dot .Web auction. Citing sources close to the family, Domain Live Wire editor, Andrejus Allman stated: "We believe it was Kim Kardashian who won the ICANN-mandated auction for dot .Web,...

DomainGang 1 day ago

I Don’t Get .Web Domain Names

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Earlier this morning, Andrew Allemann broke the news that the auction for the .Web new gTLD extension "has concluded with a $135 million price." I really don't understand why .Web is so appealing that an entity reportedly paid 9 figures for the rights to operate the extension. In my opinion, Internet-related terms such as "web" and "world wide web"...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Ticketstub.com offers premium Ticketing domains for new business start ups

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Ticketstub.com is offering for sale premium Ticketing domains for new business start ups. They have made available a large number of premium ticket domains including Entertains.com and EventPromoters.com. TicketStub.com owner Ira Zoot also has offered to offer some assistance in … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 2 days ago

Breaking: .Web top level domain name auction ends for $135 million

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.Web domain sets a record. The auction to determine who gets to run the .web top level domain name has concluded with a $135 million price. This is by far the most paid to run a top level domain name. Prior to this auction, the highest public price for a new top level domain was […] The post Breaking: .Web top level domain name auction ends f...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 7/28/2016

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Thanks for coming back to TNTNames.com Best of the Drop List for 7/28/2016. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. I have been getting a lot of positive comments about the lists I have … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 2 days ago

MMX records over $8 million billings in first half of year

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2016 looking much rosier than 2015 for new TLD company. New top level domain name company Minds + Machines (MMX) recorded $8.05 million in billings in the first half of 2016, the company announced today. That's four times as much as it recorded in the same period of 2015. The gain was largely driven by […] The post MMX records over $8 million...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

DSAD.com: Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday, July 28th

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Maybe I'm just not that good of a salesperson.As  But I have exactly a zero percent sell rate when the "offers" come through my landing page with full data but no offer.As  I also have zero percent sale rate when the info is from anywhere in the Middle East or India.As  That doesn't mean I ignore them.As  It merely means I don't get too excited whe...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

.web could already be a record-breaker as auction enters day two

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It seems likely that .web has already smashed through the $41.5 million record sale price for a new gTLD at ICANN auction. The auction, which kicked off properly at 1300 UTC yesterday, seems to have ended its first day of bidding at around 2300 UTC last night without a winner. That suggests, based on the […] Related posts: Second last-resort...

DomainIncite.com 2 days ago

M+M billings quadruple on China .vip surge

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Minds + Machines this morning said that its billings increased to $8.05 million in the first half of 2016. That's a 300% increase on the comparable year-ago period, the company said in a preliminary statement to the markets. It added that its domains under management grew from 217,200 at the end of June 2015 to […] Related posts: China confe...

DomainIncite.com 2 days ago

The Daily Roundup for July 27, 2016

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Welcome to the Daily Roundup for July 27, 2016 Domain movements spotted by Mike Looks like the new gTLD domain name i.team  sold in escrow @afternic; BIN price was only $2,499. UDRP filed against the domain name AmazonLord.com but not by Amazon. UDRP filed on the domain name Brisas.com, which is the spanish word for […] The post The Daily Rou...

The Domains 2 days ago

The Chinese domain market exploded today!

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Today:As Alternative ways to Earn Revenue on names /As why are some country ccTLD's reserved by the registry /As Transporting.com Sold for $6,500; Immunio.com for $5,000 / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name news...

Robbie's Blog 2 days ago

May-June Numbers from Uniregistry Gives Them 15 Entries on This Week's Top 20 Sales Chart

 Mark As Read    

We finished charting Uniregistry’s previously unreleased 2016 domain sales this week. The latest batch of data gave them 15 of the 20 entries on our all extension leader board with one of those hitting six figures. 3 ccTLDs also made the elite list - one ranking among the year's top 10.

DNJournal 2 days ago

Sedo Great Domains Auction Ends Soon – Over $100,000 in Bids Have Hit Reserve

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This month's Sedo Great Domains auction is shaping up to be a solid event, as 17 of the 61 domains have already hit reserve, representing over $100,000 in domains which will sell. Leading the pack at over $50,000 is TIN.com, which is a metal, an acronym, or a nice short brandable domain. The term has 682,000 searches per month, per Estibot. Followi...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

UDRP Filed Against KGP.com

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When I was looking at UDRPSearch.com this afternoon, I noticed that a UDRP was filed against KGP.com, a valuable three letter .com domain name. Because the UDRP was filed at the National Arbitration Forum, the complainant is not publicly known and likely won't be known until a decision is published. This is case #1685573. According to Whois records...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Facebook posts record earnings and user numbers, stock hits all-time high

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Social networks were never before as successful as Facebook is. The small project founded by Mark Zuckerberg has become a behemoth, commanding more than 1.7 billion users worldwide. Even with China's Great Firewall blocking it, the global reach of Facebook is astounding. Facebook reported $2.05 billion in profit for Q2 /2016, compared to $719 milli...

DomainGang 2 days ago

PokemonGo.net : Domain ended up unpaid – New auction at DropCatch

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The recent auction for the domain name PokemonGo.net, ended at DropCatch on 7/16/2016. PokemonGo.net was apparently not paid for, as the top bid of $20,950 dollars seemed to be way out of touch. Pokemon Go is a trademark and the popular game is gaining fans around the world that chase Augmented Reality "monsters." DropCatch is […] Copyright D...

DomainGang 2 days ago

China’s Real Name Verification Requirements Are Finally Enabled for .COM Domains

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.COM is the First of Many Foreign Domain Extensions to Comply with Chinese Requirements for Real Name Verification Simon Cousins and Matt Johnson, Allegravita, with contributions by Kassey Lee A crucial pillar of China’s MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) domain name regulatory regime was completed this week, as Verisign's .COM ...

The Domains 2 days ago

Uniregistry and gTLDs : Domain registrations surpass the 2 million mark

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Uniregistry, and its domain registrar, Uniregistrar, have more reasons to celebrate. Frank Schilling's company has officially surpassed 2 million domain names under management, as far as new gTLDs go. The milestone was crossed last week, according to ntldstats that keeps track of such domain data. More than 1.5 million registrations are for .XYZ do...

DomainGang 2 days ago

TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 7/27/2016

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Thanks for coming back to TNTNames.com Best of the Drop List for 7/27/2016. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. I have been getting a lot of positive comments about the lists I have … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 2 days ago
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