Calling all AI startups – you can now easily buy expired .AI domains

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: When it comes to getting a good deal on domain names, expired domains are often one of your best bets. While this likely won’t be a good solution if you have a specific name in mind, if you’re open to a range of potential options, expired domains typically sell close to their…



$30,000 offer out of the blue – Now what?

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Forgotten domains sell for $5,000.00 2 years later / Providers.com sold for $100,000 USD / Owners of the single letter A.com / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying.CO – 1 and 2 words – Be sure to double…



Providers.com Sold for $100k via Buckley Media Group

By Elliot Silver According to a tweet from domain broker Kate Buckley of Buckley Media Group, her company brokered the sale of Providers.com for $100,000: Buckley Media Group has sold https://t.co/vhYISMIjYK for $100,000. Congratulations to both buyer and seller! — Kate Buckley (@katebuckley1) April 23, 2018 I reached out to Kate to ask her about…



Is #Poker .com the next multi-million dollar #domain sale?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Poker is an internationally acclaimed game of skill and luck. Millions of poker players engage in one form of poker or another, for fun or for money. Online poker is a game that several US states block for their residents, but the US Supreme Court is about to weigh a case that…



Canadian Tire Acquires Triangle.com from McClatchy

By Elliot Silver In early April, I noticed that the Triangle.com domain name had changed hands. I had made a couple of offers to buy the domain name, and when I went to do a follow-up, I saw that the domain name was no longer registered to the company that owned it for many years….



How to Distribute Content Effectively Across Multiple Channels

By Neil Patel Your content is great. You’ve been applying new strategies and learning how to master the art of storytelling to make your content more engaging. But now what? This is useless if you’re unable to distribute it to your audience. I see this problem all the time when I’m consulting businesses. They have…



Daily Poll: What Do You Call Yourself?

By Elliot Silver There are a few common terms for people who invest in domain names. The ones I hear most regularly are domainer, domain investor, and domain trader. Personally, I am not a big fan of the “domainer” term and never have really liked it. It just doesn’t sound professional to me. It also…



AUCTION RECAP OF APRIL 22, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on April 22, 2018. If there is an asterisk (*) 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…



TLDs.com : Generic #domain about #TLDs ends at five figures!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: As we predicted, the domain name TLDs.com ended at five figures at DropCatch. After a long auction, the domain ended up at $11,161 dollars. WOW! There is no way that an “end user” bid on this domain-specific domain name; some domain investor really wanted this domain about TLDs! 😀 Spending “five figs”…



Is Bulk Hand-Regging Domains Worth the Time and Money Invested?

By Alvin Brown The Domains: From Ali Zandi to Josh E to Rick Schwartz, it’s alway interesting and entertaining to watch industry vets do their thing — especially when the topic is hand registering domains. It’s been almost a year since Ali Zandi went on a spree hand registering nearly 4,600 .com domains via a…



Providers.com Sold for $100k via Buckley Media Group

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: According to a tweet from domain broker Kate Buckley of Buckley Media Group, her company brokered the sale of Providers.com for $100,000: Buckley Media Group has sold https://t.co/vhYISMIjYK for $100,000. Congratulations to both buyer and seller! — Kate Buckley (@katebuckley1) April 23, 2018 I reached out to Kate to ask her…



College Students: How To Make $10K to $1000K A Month

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Selling your company to prospects; San Francisco housing makes Silicon Valley less attractive; Turning Failure To Success; Making money with low ball offers on NY Real Estate Does How You Sell(Market) Represent Your Company Well? The San Francisco housing market is so dire that people are leaving…



Park.io starts drop catching .AI domains

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Service known for ccTLDs adds .ai domains. Park.io has begun offering drop catching services for .AI domain names. .AI is the country code for Anguilla but has become popular for artificial intelligence companies. Park.io is known for helping domain investors get popular country code domain names that are good…



Some domain name investors are being idiots

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Some domain name investors are being idiots. Plain and simple idiots. Well, most are probably idiots, including myself, but regarding this issue below maybe not so many. I hope… So I sent out an email to what seems to be a domain name investor in China and asked if a domain…



Providers.com : Twenty year old #domain sold for $100,000 dollars

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The ultra-generic domain, Providers.com, has been sold for six figures. According to a statement made by independent domain broker, Kate Buckley, Providers.com was sold for $100,000 dollars. Registered in 1998, Providers.com had been listed for sale on Sedo as well. The term “provider” is heavily associated with health ca… Source: Domaining     



Canadian Tire Acquires Triangle.com from McClatchy

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: In early April, I noticed that the Triangle.com domain name had changed hands. I had made a couple of offers to buy the domain name, and when I went to do a follow-up, I saw that the domain name was no longer registered to the company that owned it for many…



#Indonesian scam : #Natixis mark squatter gave ridiculous reason for NatixisCoin .com registration

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The Indonesian registrant of the domain NatixisCoin.com squatted on a famous bank’s name, then produced a fake identity card to validate his registration. Natixis is a French corporation that operates as an international corporate, investment banking and financial services company. Recently, they challenged the domain NatixisCo… Source: Domaining     



Muslim world still thinks .islam isn’t kosher

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has repeated its objection to the gTLDs .islam and .halal ever seeing the light of day. OIC Secretary General Yousef Al-Othaimeen wrote to ICANN earlier this month to declare that its position on the two controversial applications has not changed since it initially objected to them…



Kicking Butt & Selling Names! Uniregistry Reports Q1-2018 Aftermarket Domain Sales Top $13 Million

DNJournal: Uniregistry has closed the books on the 1st quarter of 2018, racking up $13 million in sales including at least 4 previously unreported 6-figure sales. Source: Domaining     



Meet Erik Bergman, who paid $900k for Great.com – DNW Podcast #182

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Erik Bergman has great plans for Great.com Imagine this: you’re bidding in your first domain name auction. You’re traveling and are at a hotel in Iceland with poor internet connectivity. There’s a domain name you really want but the reserve is at least $1 million. Suddenly, your screen shows…



#CAGI .com : #Domain registered in 1995 challenged via the #UDRP process

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The four letter domain Cagi.com was registered in 1995. Its registrant, Capitol Appraisal Group LLC, operates since 1982: “Capitol Appraisal Group, LLC provides appraisal and information services to governmental entities primarily for the purpose of property taxation. Our client base is comprised largely of appraisal districts … Source: Domaining     



Daily Poll: What Do You Call Yourself?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: There are a few common terms for people who invest in domain names. The ones I hear most regularly are domainer, domain investor, and domain trader. Personally, I am not a big fan of the “domainer” term and never have really liked it. It just doesn’t sound professional to me. It…



A simple way to make GoDaddy Closeout auctions more fair

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: A win-win for GoDaddy and most bidders. A lot of people are frustrated with the bidding process at GoDaddy when it comes to closeout auctions. The idea behind closeout auctions is smart. If no one bids at least $12 for a name during the regular GoDaddy expired domain auction,…



183 Domain Discoveries for April 23rd

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise…



TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 4/23/2018!

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 4/23/2018. The Auction items are all Hand Picked NamePro’s Auction Lists! I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really … → Source: Domaining     



Drop-catcher drops almost all remaining registrars

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Drop-catch specialist Pheenix has terminated almost all of its remaining registrar accreditations, leaving it with just its core registrar. By my count, 50 shell registrars have terminated their ICANN contracts over the last few days, all of them part of the Pheenix dropnet. Only Pheenix.com remains accredited. That’s one regis… Source:…



Daily Domain Picks 4-23-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 4-23-18 Top sales/closes from yesterday: 55kang.com 4,400 USD 2018-04-22 DropCatch 4ww.com 3,200 USD 2018-04-22 NameJet youcasino.com 2,200 USD 2018-04-22 Sedo schiffsreisen.net 2,050 USD 2018-04-22 DropCatch hungryhippo.com 2,025 USD 2018-04-22 GoDaddy robeca.com 1,954 USD 2018-04-22 DropCatch *data courtesy of Na… Source: Domaining     



$71k in Sales on April 22nd – 55Kang.com sold for $4,400 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was 55Kang.com which sold for $4,400 at DropCatch. NameBio recorded 176 sales for a total of $71,119 with an average sale price of $404. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 6% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



What’s Happening with the $900,000 Great.com

By Mike Sullivan SullysBlog.com: “I am really, really good at making money…” is the opening line of Erik Bergman’s video on Great.com. The video from the 30-year-old Swedish entrepreneur tells of how he made $15 Million in one day on his 28th birthday. While the feeling was great, it didn’t last long. He soon asked,…



Another failing new gTLD stopped paying its dues

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Another new gTLD registry has been slapped with an ICANN breach notice after failing to pay its fees. California-based dotCOOL, which runs .qpon, seems to be at least six months late in making its $6,250 quarterly payment to ICANN, according to the notice (pdf). It’s perhaps not surprising. The TLD has…



JL.com Sells to China

By James Iles NamePros.com: Following Saturday’s news of @Telepathy selling the domain OB.com to China, we can bring you the news that JL.com has now been sold to what looks like a Chinese domain investor. The domain was previously owned by Janet Levinger, a social impact leader in the Seattle area. Janet used JL.com to…



ICANN found a zero-day hole in Adobe Connect

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: It’s looking like ICANN may have found a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Connect, until recently its default collaboration tool. The organization on Friday announced the results of a “forensic investigation” into the bug, and said it has reported its findings to Adobe, which is now “working on a software fix t……



Nominet to charge brands for no-name Whois access

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Nominet has become the second major registry to announce that trademark lawyers will have to pay for Whois after the EU General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect next month. The company said late last week that it will offer the intellectual property community two tiers of Whois access. First, they…



auDA may sue to delay boardroom bloodbath

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: auDA is thinking about taking its membership to court in order to delay a vote on the jobs of four of its directors. The Australian ccTLD registry has also delayed further consideration of its policy to introduce direct, second-level registrations in .au until late 2019. Both announcements came in the wake…



Everyone Needs A Domain…

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: The dropped vowel branding trend / How to transfer out a domain won in an expired auction/off triggers 60-day lock / Is this really a Trademark issue? / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye … → Source: Domaining     



#DropCatch : Are you bidding on the dropped #domain TLDs.com ?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The unthinkable happened: the four letter domain TLDs.com dropped, and it’s being auctioned at DropCatch, currently. Before its new incarnation, TLDs.com was registered in 1998 and was forwarded to Pacnames.com for more than a decade. Currently, TLDs.com is being bid on by a bunch of domainers: 94 bids from 70 bidders have…



Non-com #domain sightings in #Vegas : When you need a lawyer, or a bond

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: When you’re in trouble with the law, there’s always the chance you’re not guilty. Depending on the circumstances, the judge might release you on bond, and when you’re in Las Vegas, you have a friend in NotGuilty.Vegas. At least, that’s what the photo below shows, which was sent to us by domain…



AUCTION RECAP OF APRIL 21, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on April 21, 2018. If there is an asterisk (*) 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…



Daily Domain Picks 4-22-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 4-22-18 Top sales/closes from yesterday: nexstar.com 13,000 USD 2018-04-21 GoDaddy solan.com 4,289 USD 2018-04-21 NameJet powertothepeople.com 4,038 USD 2018-04-21 GoDaddy zland.com 3,351 USD 2018-04-21 DropCatch thehappydentist.com 3,291 USD 2018-04-21 BuyDomains genteq.com 3,175 USD 2018-04-21 DropCatch *data cou… Source: Domaining     



171 Domain Discoveries for April 22nd

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise…



$100k in Sales on April 21st – Nexstar.com sold for $13,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Nexstar.com which sold for $13,000 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 188 sales for a total of $100,313 with an average sale price of $534. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 19% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday April 22nd, 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Yesterday was a tough day. I joked about the ButterRum Lifesavers and gum and my running. Some said it was bad for me and I boasted that I was doing just fine. But ironically I had a little not fine moment. I was talking to a customer when I started getting lightheaded….



Saturday Musings – Developing Strong Relationships

Michael Gilmour: I wanted to continue the series I’ve been writing about on what it means to conduct your life through principles. I hope you appreciate and value the openness of which I’m sharing and that you receive a benefit for your own life from reading these articles. The previous articles in the series can…



#Swaziland was renamed to #eSwatini making dozens of #domains worthless!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The king of Swaziland, a land-locked African former British colony, decided to rename his kingdom to Kingdom of eSwatini. King Mswati III announced that eSwatini is the new country name, and the one used by Swaziland before it was colonized. The reason: Swaziland apparently sounded too close to Switzerland. Such a large…



#Swaziland was renamed to #eSwatini making dozens of #domains worthless!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The king of Swaziland, a land-locked African former British colony, decided to rename his kingdom to Kingdom of eSwatini. King Mswati III announced that eSwatini is the new country name, and the one used by Swaziland before it was colonized. The reason: Swaziland apparently sounded too close to Switzerland. Such a large…



Buyer of Vacation.Rentals Does AMA

By Elliot Silver Donuts reported that it sold the Vacation.Rentals domain name for $500,300 in an all-cash deal. This sale was reportedly the largest new gTLD domain name sale to date. It was the second reported $500,000+ sale of a new gTLD domain name reported by Donuts this year. Earlier today, I was alerted via…



Less equals more when listing domain names at marketplaces

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: How domain trademark disputes work / Using automated appraisals for domain tax deductions / Whois disappearing could mean trouble / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Whop.co – I’m not really a .co ccTLD fane, but this one is…



#Sexpats .com : #Domain is generic, despite common law #trademark claim by movie producers

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Sexpats.com, a domain that dropped and was caught twice by DropCatch, currently hosts content about the word’s definition: Sexpat (noun), an compound of sex and expat or expatriate. A sexpat is one who participates in tourism with the express intention of having sex. There may be a variety of reasons for this,…



You ‘Need Not’ Register A Domain to Keep Your Company ‘Tag Line’ or Slogan Safe

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK, NY – You might not need to bother registering a domain name to keep your brands tag line or slogan safe from violators – at least, that must be the general consensus within the industry as nearly none of the 200 company slogans and tag lines I’ve examined have…



Here’s what the next generation of Efty is going to look like

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I was excited to learn about a new version of Efty while reading one of my favorite blogs, OnlineDomain.com. Konstantinos (the publisher of OnlineDomain) shared a Tweet that Efty had written last week with a video walkthrough of the new Efty and I have to say it looks really impressive. You can…



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