Leaving dot .KW : Future Media Architects drops more #domains

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Future Media Architects, under new management, has been dropping its .KW domain names for several months now. The Kuwaiti company went under a corporate restructure following an internal shuffle; and Uniregistry (Uni Market) remains its sole point of domain sales. Regarding the drop of its Kuwaiti domain portfolio, an explanation wou… Source:…



Unstoppable Domains raises $4 million for blockchain domain names

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Domains-on-blockchain company gets major funding boost. Unstoppable Domains, a company that is launching domain names on blockchain technology, has raised $4 million in a Series A financing. Draper Associates led the round. Previous investor Boost VC also participated in the round. The company has raised $4.7 million to date….



Do you want more funding for your startup? Get a .com domain name!

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: People are looking for real numbers regarding domain names so here they are! This is proof based on real business numbers. Do you want more funding for your startup? Get a .com domain name! Simple as that! John Matson and CENTR did an analysis based on data from www.crunchbase.com: ccTLD Choice…



AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 22, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 22, 2019. 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…



3 Podcasts for domain name investors

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Here are three interviews with domain investors that will teach you a lot. I interview many types of people on the DNW Podcast: domain investors, end users, service providers, domain developers, etc. Here are three podcasts that will help domain name investors that are trying to learn from others:…



Daily Domain Picks 5-23-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 5-23-19 CBD.md was the top sale on Wednesday at $8,000. Top sales/closes from yesterday: cbd.md 8,000 USD 2019-05-22 Sedo ironruby.net 4,050 USD 2019-05-22 GoDaddy karriereberater.de 3,902 USD 2019-05-22 Sedo serverstatus.com 3,550 USD 2019-05-22 GoDaddy royalhighness.com 3,383 USD 2019-05-22 GoDaddy wemobile.com 3… Source: Domaining     



198 Domain Discoveries for May 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…



Different Prices for BIN on Marketplace vs. Direct Inbound

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: A couple of months ago, I needed something from Target. I can’t remember what it was, but I needed it more quickly than when I would get it if I bought it online. I went to the Target store and noticed the price in-store was higher than the online price. Although…



$165k in Sales on May 22nd – CBD.md sold for $8,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was CBD.md which sold for $8,000 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 330 sales $100+ for a total of $133,891 with an average sale price of $406. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 21% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



Protecting Brands & Trademarks On The Internet!

By admin WhoisXmlApi.com: Importance of online brand The ease & gigantic potential that the Internet provides to businesses to expand their reach amongst their customers and tap markets that traditionally would have required way too much effort & resources is definitely remarkable. Being … → Source: Domaining     



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday May 23rd, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Ever have that name that you got at auction but nobody really bid on it? You wonder which happened 1. You got lucky and nobody was paying attention. Slipped through 2. It’s not as good as you think I bought Habn. com at auction for around $500. I though Rehabbing immediately when…



What search criteria do you use when looking for expired domain names?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I got into an interesting conversation with another domain investor over email – the topic, what search criteria we both use to find expired domain names. I had a few reflections after the conversation, first – I probably could be a bit more dynamic with my criteria as it’s been the same…



10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Domain Name

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Voting Round #1 – House of Stark – Game of Domains – May 2019 / GlobalAffairs.com Sold for $4,049 / New gTLDs and Instant Value / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the … → Source: Domaining     



Sedo Cooks Up One of Year’s Five Biggest Sales to Date to Top This Week’s Chart

DNJournal: Sedo Senior Broker Dave Evanson was back in the sales kitchen this week, cooking up his latest six-figure chart topper. Source: Domaining     



Breaking Badness Episode 14

By Kelsey LaBelle RIP Grumpy Cat Coming up this week on Breaking Badness. Today we discuss: A Vulnerability Called Thangrycat? You Gotta be Kitten Me!, WHASAPPPPPP, and ‘GozNym’ Discovers How Accrual the World… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



Some of my GoDaddy Auction Buys

By Elliot Silver I look at most of my GoDaddy Auction buys as a means of adding inventory to my portfolio. What I mean is that I don’t typically acquire gems from GoDaddy Auctions that I plan to keep until I get the right offer. They are names I can generally buy inexpensively – from…



No Reserve Auctions Ending Tomorrow 5/23

96 No Reserve Auctions Ending Tomorrow 5/23PayZeroInterest.com, AuctioneerGroup.com, GrillGift.com, LLCbuilder.com, CompleteDiets.com and more<!– No Reserve Auctions Ending Soon DropEngine takes an algorithmic approach to drop capturing domains that have a high probability of resale. Take the guess work out of domain investing and build your portfolio the smart way with DropEngine.com. <!– –> Top Investor…



What domains P&G and others bought

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Procter & Gamble, a pharmaceutical company and a Chinese tour company all bought domains last week. The household products behemoth Procter & Gamble bought a new exact match domain for its extensive portfolio at Sedo last week. Other buyers include a pharma company that paid $25,000 for RAPT.com. Here’s…



Top 10 Domains Owned By The Castello Brothers: Nashville.com, Room.com, Cost.com…

By James Iles NamePros.com: Brothers Michael and David Castello are founders of CCIN (Castello Cities Internet Network), a portfolio of domain names and city-based websites that has been amassed since 1994. Previous sales from the brothers’ portfolio include Whisky.com for $3 million, Rate.com for $725,000 and Driven.com for $225,000. Yet, the portfolio still … Source:…



Namepros wants threads to stay on topic

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Yesterday was a long day on Namepros, a ton of posts and a ton of posts mods had to delete. As someone who modded for 12 years it makes for a long day and gets a lot of people upset. I have said for years, some are just coming to do…



Mike Mann sells 3 domains for $47,776 in April

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Mike Mann reported selling 3 domain names in April for a total of $47,776. Prices started at $7,800 and went up to $40,000. Mike Mann sold 3 .com domains. The average reported domain sales price was $15,925. Mike didn’t share many of his sales in April. Here is what Mike said…



AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 21, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 21, 2019. 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…



Quami.xyz: Rising R&B star shows digital foresight in this week’s #WebsiteWednesday

By Team XYZ Gen.XYZ: Quami.xyz – GoDaddy customer (United States) From chart-topping superstars to open-mic regulars, all artists and musicians know the importance of their online presence. The internet is one of their most important tools to promote their work, and building a fanbase means that fans need to be able to find and follow…



Some of my GoDaddy Auction Buys

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I look at most of my GoDaddy Auction buys as a means of adding inventory to my portfolio. What I mean is that I don’t typically acquire gems from GoDaddy Auctions that I plan to keep until I get the right offer. They are names I can generally buy inexpensively –…



CentralNic looking to again double in size in 2019

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: CentralNic is looking to again double in size in 2019 after “transformational” year. Ben Crawford, chief executive of CentralNic Group PLC (LON:CNIC), chats to Proactive London’s Andrew Scott following the release of their 2018 results. One of the big events in the period was the acquisition of KeyDrive which saw th……



Dot .Kopas is the latest new “generic TLD” promising billions of #domain registrations

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Domain investors around the world are looking forward to dot .Kopas, a brand new “generic TLD” that will smash all registration records. The brainchild of domain entrepreneur, Kevin Kopas, this generic brand top level domain is out of the ICANN gates. After rolling out dot .ICU and its younger brother, dot .Bond,…



Google registers Driverless Car .app domains

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: The timing of these two domain registrations suggests momentum with driverless taxis. Google just registered a couple of driverless car domain names in the .app extension, showing progress on its driverless car activities and the future of driverless taxis. The company registered Driverless.app and DriverlessCar.app this week. Neithe… Source:…



The .Com memorability factor

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Study shows that people remember domain names as having .com on the end. One of the problems with using a top level domain name other than .com is memorability. While it might stand out to people as new or unique, many people will remember your domain name as a…



194 Domain Discoveries for May 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…



$149k in Sales on May 21st – PayStone.com sold for $5,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was PayStone.com which sold for $5,000 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 273 sales $100+ for a total of $118,092 with an average sale price of $433. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 3% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



.com zone tops 140 million

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The .com zone file passed the 140 million domain milestone for the first time today. According to Verisign’s own count, today there are 140,016,726 .com names in the file. Yesterday, it had 139,979,307 names. It’s taken since November 2017 to add the last 10 million names. Adding registered names not in…



.gay picks the absolutely perfect launch date

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Top Level Design has announced the launch date for its forthcoming .gay gTLD, and the timing couldn’t be more symbolic. It’s picked October 11 as the date for general availability, which also happens to be National Coming Out Day in the US. National Coming Out Day, which has been observed by…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday May 22nd, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I took my first half day off in May. I tried to not work for 6 hours. I picked up my daughter and we went shopping and did everything but work. And it was brutal. Of course nobody knows that I’m not working so everyone still expects me to answer texts and…



Daily Domain Picks 5-22-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 5-22-19 Paystone.com was the top sale on Tuesday at $5,000. DropCatch caught sporters.com and it closed at $3,053. ControlBox.com closed at $2,850 on GoDaddy. Top sales/closes from yesterday: paystone.com 5,000 USD 2019-05-21 Sedo globalaffairs.com 4,049 USD 2019-05-21 GoDaddy anthen.com 3,138 USD 2019-05-21 DropCa… Source: Domaining     



Sporters.com sells for just 15% of the price 4 year ago

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Back in 2015 Frank Schilling’s Name Administration sold Sporters.com for $20,000. The new owners stayed under privacy and don’t look to have even changed the nameservers. They let the $20,000 investment drop and it got scooped up at DropCatch, closing at $3,053. The domain was registered in March of 2004….



Domain Investing News Highlights for the week of May 12th, 2019

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Hello, happy Tuesday, and welcome to another week of domain investing news highlights. Every week I go through all the news stories in the domain investing world and pick a handful that caught my eye. If you ever think there is an important story that I should include in my weekly domain…



Share your .casino domains

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: .MEN tld ~70% decline in registrations / 1YY.com sold for $7,700 / The Appraisal Of Metric-System.com / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today! Is it still too early, or too little, too late for emoji domains? – Are you…



Godaddy Auctions Ending Tomorrow 5/22

96 Godaddy Auctions Ending Tomorrow 5/22FocusYourGrowth.com, ParkingRush.com, MapleWhiskey.com, TasteOfGreatness.com and more<!– No Reserve Auctions Ending Soon DropEngine takes an algorithmic approach to drop capturing domains that have a high probability of resale. Take the guess work out of domain investing and build your portfolio the smart way with DropEngine.com. <!– –> Top Investor PicksAuction End…



Did Microsoft Sell Rapt.com Domain Name for $25,000?

By Elliot Silver Microsoft has many excellent domain names in its portfolio, and the company rarely sells its domain name assets. Yesterday, Jamie Zoch noticed that Rapt.com appears to have been sold by Microsoft. Microsoft appears to have sold the #domain name Rapt(.)com according to whois records. Domain transferred to GoDaddy and redirects to FLXBio(.)com…



Koch Org. Gets StandTogether.com in Advance of Rebrand

By Elliot Silver The Washington Post reported that The Seminar Network, a non-profit organization founded and funded by billionaire Charles Koch, is being rebranded as Stand Together. Wisely, the organization acquired the brand match StandTogether.com domain name in advance of the rebranding. If you visit StandTogether.com you can see that the domain name forwards to…



Is .com still the number 1 extension?

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: So a gentleman name Kyle Byers published a post and a Reddit thread that took a look at .com vs other tlds. The Reddit thread has 138 comments and it’s interesting because this is mostly people, (maybe entirely) outside of the domain industry. The post opens up with: How important is…



Stevie Wonder .com #domain : I just called to say I dropped you!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Stevie Wonder is one of the greatest musicians of all time, and strangely the domain name StevieWonder.com has dropped. Although StevieWonder.com was used by a fan club of the famous musician at some point, the artist’s official web site is StevieWonder.net, and STEVIE WONDER is a registered trademark with the USPTO. Originally……



The good, the bad and the ugly – Namepros – 2019 Edition

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Back in 2016 we started a series here that looked at the best and worst about companies in the domain industry. Over the last 30 months a lot has changed at many companies so we are revisiting the good, the bad and the ugly. Each post will deal with just…



Two More Keynotes Added to NamesCon Europe

By Elliot Silver NamesCon Europe added two additional keynote speakers to the agenda today. Frank Schilling, founder of Uniregistry, and professional surfer João de Macedo will be delivering keynote addresses during next month’s conference in Portugal. NamesCon previously announced the conference panel topics, as well as a keynote from another professional surfer, Andrew Cotton. Here’s…



Sedo weekly sales led by a pair of 4L.coms

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Sedo released their weekly sales and Rapt.com and Tome.com tied for the lead at $25,000. Ngfl.net sold for $8,888 that’s just a wow, well done seller. 42 .com sales 13 cctld sales 8 other tld sales Domain name Price Currency .COMs rapt.com 25,000 USD tome.com 25,000 USD jazzyou.com 24,888 USD…



Did Microsoft Sell Rapt.com Domain Name for $25,000?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Microsoft has many excellent domain names in its portfolio, and the company rarely sells its domain name assets. Yesterday, Jamie Zoch noticed that Rapt.com appears to have been sold by Microsoft. Microsoft appears to have sold the #domain name Rapt(.)com according to whois records. Domain transferred to GoDaddy and redirects to…



Dot-brand .bond has been acquired and will relaunch as a generic this July

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The domain name’s Bond, dot Bond… or something. Sorry. ShortDot, the registry behind the .icu top-level domain, has acquired a dot-brand gTLD and plans to repurpose it as a generic. The seller is Bond University, a newish, smallish university in Queensland, Australia, and the gTLD is .bond. ShortDot co-founder Kevin Kopas……



#Sedo sales report : #Domain names sold between 5/13/2019 – 5/19/2019 topped by Rapt.com at $2500…

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Welcome to the latest edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the days spanning May 13th, 2019 – May 19th, 2019. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, sponsors of DomainGang. As a side note, Sedo has rolled out its separate Expiring Domains portal. This report contains…



Poll: Will .Amazon be a Gamechanger for New Extensions?

By Elliot Silver I believe that Domain Incite was the first domain name industry website to break the news that Amazon will almost certainly be getting the rights to operate the .Amazon domain name extension. Domain Name Wire and OnlineDomain.com also wrote articles about the .Amazon extension and what it might mean for Amazon and…



5 features to power up your Gmail

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: These features make email management easier. Gmail is the hub for managing my business and the browser tab I spend the most time in. But Gmail is only as powerful as you make it. Here are 5 features I use that make Gmail more effective. Snooze A cluttered inbox…



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