NamesCon Keynote I Will Watch

By Elliot Silver I will be at NamesCon in a week, but I am not really going for the panels or keynotes, with one exception. I am looking forward to hearing from GoDaddy VP and GM of the Aftermarket, Paul Nicks. You can watch Paul’s keynote from last year’s conference to understand why this is…



Top Topics: Major DNS Changes on February 1st; Help Me Improve My Portfolio – $50 Reward…

By James Iles NamePros.com: Earlier this week, I came across Trig, a design an innovation firm. Usually, this would not be newsworthy at all, but what I found interesting was at the top of their homepage, there is a banner notifying users that “Trig Acquires Trig.com”. In the subsequent press release posted in May 2018,…



What If the Market Remains “Irrational” for a Loooong Time?

By Andrei Domaining Tips: On the one hand, I do agree that fortune favors the bold. Therefore, I obviously pull the trigger if I see an acquisition opportunity that I believe presents a risk/reward ratio that’s asymmetrically in my favor. Not just when it comes to domains. Whenever you do that, you essentially assume other…



Prince’s estate settles Prince.com fight with Domain Capital

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Redacted settlement gives hint that estate will get domain as part of the settlement. The Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson has settled a legal battle with Domain Capital over ownership of the Prince.com domain name. The estate sued Domain Capital saying that it was cybersquatting by owning Prince.com. Domain…



#Lime Scooters : A $2 billion valuation company running on a #domain hack!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Lime is a two year old scooter company that has secured $400 million dollars in investments, on a $2 billion valuation that excludes the fresh cash. Electric scooters have been getting a lot of global adoption, as they are more compact than electric bikes and portable. Many domain investors go gaga about…



Daily Domain Picks 1-20-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 1-20-19 GoodForYou.com was the top close on Saturday at $6,255. Solid phrase that can be used in a lot of ways. I would think a great name for many large companies to run an advertising campaign on. Top sales/closes from yesterday: goodforyou.com 6,255 USD 2019-01-19 GoDaddy smartmotorist.com 6,101…



149 Domain Discoveries for January 20th

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…



NamesCon Keynote I Will Watch

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I will be at NamesCon in a week, but I am not really going for the panels or keynotes, with one exception. I am looking forward to hearing from GoDaddy VP and GM of the Aftermarket, Paul Nicks. You can watch Paul’s keynote from last year’s conference to understand why this…



$135k in Sales on January 19th – GoodForYou.com sold for $6,255 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was GoodForYou.com which sold for $6,255 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 242 sales $100+ for a total of $111,050 with an average sale price of $459. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 3% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 1/20/2019

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 1/20/2019. 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 … → Source: Domaining     



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday January 20th, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Just one last time I want to learn you one more time. Estibot and Godaddy valuation tools are guides. They are not prices. They are not price guides like Beckett’s card price magazine. They merely give you a value to start with. They are tools that have great value because they show…



Best Tools To Send Outbound Domain Sales Emails

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Understanding domain trends and niches / The floor value on four-letter .net’s / MyCommerce.ch sold for $5,116 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying pronounceable 4L .coms – Be … → Source: Domaining     



AUCTION RECAP OF JANUARY 18, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on January 18, 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…



The FBI shut down 498 #escort domains on #Chinese registrar #AliYun

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has added 498 domain names to its list of seized domains. Following the guidelines of US laws related to adult content and committing crimes on the Internet, the FBI seized 498 .com domains – all registered with a Chinese domain registrar, AliYun. The following message appears…



252 Domain Discoveries for January 19th

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…



Daily Domain Picks 1-19-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 1-19-19 2190.com was the top close on Friday at $19,556. It was also a day for .net, it’s the random nature of the business that always makes you wonder how certain names sell for what. BuyDomains sold nexy.net for $3,688 and ordr.net for $2,420. FashionClue.net closed at $2,900…



$168k in Sales on January 18th – 2190.com sold for $19,556 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was 2190.com which sold for $19,556 at NameJet. NameBio recorded 249 sales $100+ for a total of $143,974 with an average sale price of $578. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 5% in the number of sales but the total dollar…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, January 19th

By Josh E DSAD.com: We’re supposed to be getting a snow storm today, it’s been a mild winter so far with a few teaser storms but nothing big. I’ll be at work, so hopefully everyone stays home, drinks hot chocolate and doesn’t go out and do anything stupid. Usually it’s not too bad when there’s…



What not to do when you’re making an offer on a domain name

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Every once and a while a potential buyer does something that’s a bit of a head scratcher. At the end of the day things like this don’t bug me too much, but I do think it’s annoying and a waste of my time and theirs. I know there are a lot of…



Promoting Domains On Social Media

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: NetworkDynamics.com sold for $3,297 / Major DNS changes on Feb 1 / How to Start a Blog (on the Side) with your domain in 7 Easy Steps / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Healthcare comparison domain wanted (.com…



Sweet dreams, little Boo

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Boo, the cutest dog on the Internet, has passed. The little Pomeranian with the trademark haircut would have turned 13 in March, but its owners announced that Boo passed in his sleep this morning: “With deepest sadness I wanted to share that Boo passed away in his sleep early this morning and…



RDW.com: First LLL.com UDRP of 2019

By Elliot Silver We are in the third week of 2019, and it looks like we just had the first UDRP filing for a valuable three letter .com domain name (LLL.com). According to UDRPSearch.com, a UDRP was filed at the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) for the RDW.com domain name. This UDRP filing is case #1824259….



How a Whois check could have halted a scam

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Victims failed to notice the registration date of the domain name used to initiate the scam. A Wendi Deng Murdoch imposter tricked photographers into paying for flights to and photography permits in Indonesia, and a more thorough Whois lookup could have saved the victims from losing money and time….



AUCTION RECAP OF JANUARY 17, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on January 17, 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…



RDW.com: First LLL.com UDRP of 2019

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: We are in the third week of 2019, and it looks like we just had the first UDRP filing for a valuable three letter .com domain name (LLL.com). According to UDRPSearch.com, a UDRP was filed at the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) for the RDW.com domain name. This UDRP filing is case…



After a $95,378 Sale, Handle.com Looks to Have Sold Again

By James Iles NamePros.com: In March 2018, Sedo sold the domain Handle.com for $95,378. At the time, there was a lot of speculation regarding the buyer of the name, and whether an end user had got a bargain buy. However, the name’s buyer wasn’t an end user, but rather an investor. DomainIQ’s WHOIS shows that…



#Regenxhealth .com : Domain #UDRP ends with Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The registrant of RegenXHealth.com operates an active business, providing “quality men’s wellness treatments that improve quality of life.” Dr. Marshall Stein and Dr. Ned Stein were probably shocked to see that a company called Regenxbio Inc. filed a UDRP with the National Arbitration Forum: Complainant alleged that it is… Source: Domaining     



Gene therapy company tries reverse domain name hijacking

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company went after domain name used by Houston medical practice. Gene therapy company Regenxbio Inc. tried to reverse domain name hijack the domain name RegenXHealth.com, a National Arbitration Forum panel has found. RegenXHealth.com is used by a Houston men’s health medical practice. The two companies have been battling over…



Daily Domain Picks 1-18-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 1-18-19 Sosy.com was the top close on Thursday at $6,200. Top sales/closes from yesterday: sosy.com 6,200 USD 2019-01-17 DropCatch networkdynamics.com 3,297 USD 2019-01-17 NameJet realtyinsights.com 2,700 USD 2019-01-17 BuyDomains shopify.no 2,600 USD 2019-01-17 Sedo ocbd.com 2,600 USD 2019-01-17 NameJet machinedpl… Source: Domaining     



121 Domain Discoveries for January 18th

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…



$155k in Sales on January 17th – SOSY.com sold for $6,200 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was SOSY.com which sold for $6,200 at DropCatch. NameBio recorded 263 sales $100+ for a total of $128,338 with an average sale price of $488. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 8% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



Marine.com gets 25% Type-in Traffic

By Mike Sullivan SullysBlog.com: Marine.com, LLC began in 1997 as Cyber-Marine, Inc. www.cyber-marine.com. In 2000, subsequent to an investment by MindDrivers, LLC, a venture development firm, the company became marine.com and with additional resources, funding and support, rolled out a vastly expanded product offering as well as expanded features and customer suppo… Source: Domaining     



Travs Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday, January 18, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: I was looking over the NamesCon schedule earlier and did a double take when I noticed a session on Sunday afternoon called Secrets To Triple Your TM Typo Earnings. I wasn’t expecting that. It looks like it is a product called SitePlug, and apparently they have agreements with several hundred companies…



Topcoin Prepping for a Relaunch

By Elliot Silver Topcoin is something I have received on every paid Uniregistry transaction, but I never used any nor did I really know how to use Topcoin. In December, Uniregistry announced that it would remove Topcoin from its platform. I never made an effort to acquire or use Topcoin, so it wasn’t a big…



When investing, you get what you don’t pay for – Costs matters

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: 16 years in the domain business and still almost made a mistake / Koala.io sold for $5,000 / Big offers on domain names that were turned down / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye … → Source: Domaining     



Countdown to NamesCon: 3 Must-Attend Sessions For Anyone Trying To Sell More Domains

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: It’s official, NamesCon 2019 is less than two weeks away, and yes, I’m excited! I’ve been coming to NamesCon since it first started and have to say it has been pretty incredible to watch it continue to grow and flourish over the years. The reality is, like the Louvre, there really is…



Countdown to NamesCon: 3 Must-Attend Sessions For Anyone Trying To Sell More Domains

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: It’s official, NamesCon 2019 is less than two weeks away, and yes, I’m excited! I’ve been coming to NamesCon since it first started and have to say it has been pretty incredible to watch it continue to grow and flourish over the years. The reality is, like the Louvre, there really is…



The Hidden Costs of Website Hosting

By Quick Sprout Editorial Understand the price of web hosting and what to expect as you grow Creating a website is exciting. In many cases, it means you’re starting or expanding your own business. But in order for your website to be live on the Internet, it needs to be hosted. In short, web hosting…



Finally upgraded to #WordPress 5.x – with a caveat!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: After several weeks of beta testing the new WordPress 5.x we have safely upgraded to the latest version of this popular CMS. We warned domain bloggers about rolling with the new version and with good reason: lots of web sites depending on WordPress reported having issues with the new embedded editor, Gutenberg….



Finally upgraded to #WordPress 5.x – with a caveat!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: After several weeks of beta testing the new WordPress 5.x we have safely upgraded to the latest version of this popular CMS. We warned domain bloggers about rolling with the new version and with good reason: lots of web sites depending on WordPress reported having issues with the new embedded editor, Gutenberg….



DomainTools Employee Spotlight – Helen Johnson

By Kelsey LaBelle By now you are likely pretty familiar with our quarterly spotlight on a DomainTools employee. Last quarter, I shared some fun information about our resident prankster, Huy Son. I feel… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



When your brand is a misspell of a misspell things can get confusing

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: So I was watching tv the other day and saw a commercial for a company called Blooom. I was like wait three o’s? Now of course the add an extra letter, misspell has been en vogue over the last 8 years. Fiverr.com probably the most famous example, then BrandBucket started…



Domain Names: Personal Use vs. Commercial Use

By Elliot Silver I receive many inquiries from people who specify that they want to buy a domain name for personal usage. I am not sure why they feel the need to tell me this, but I assume they think they might get a better price if they are using it in a non-commercial manner…



Topcoin Prepping for a Relaunch

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Topcoin is something I have received on every paid Uniregistry transaction, but I never used any nor did I really know how to use Topcoin. In December, Uniregistry announced that it would remove Topcoin from its platform. I never made an effort to acquire or use Topcoin, so it wasn’t a…



Revamped team to give Topcoin a go

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: With a full-time staff, Topcoin is ready for new life. A new team is taking a stab at Topcoin, the cryptocurrency-based customer loyalty program for digital goods. While some of these people have been involved for a while, the company officially announced that Josh Metnick, Michael Blend, Ammar Kubba…



Do software developers need .DEV?

By Debbie Muzarol Encirca.com: Historically, .dev has been the realm of programmers who needed a fake domain for programmer testing. The domain never really existed, they just told their computers to pretend it does. But once Google Registry added .dev to their group of TLDs (which include .app and .page) the days of programmers using…



VPN.com Brings Sharjil Saleem Onboard to Launch Company’s New Domain Brokerage Service

DNJournal: VPN.com just launched a Domain Brokerage division with a new VP, successful broker Sharjil Saleem, brought on board to kickstart the venture. Source: Domaining     



What has happened to me and tv?

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: So looking back at 2018 sales, the numbers for certain extensions are way down. I have said before that two extensions I believe that have been affected by the new gtlds are .tv and .me. For 2017 .TV sales reported on Namebio totaled $447,000 185 Total Sales $447k Dollar Volume $2,416…



Off the market since 1995, CustomerService.com is up for sale

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: The owner of CustomerService.com joined Namepros and posted that the name is for sale for the first time since being registered in 1995. There is also a finder’s fee for anyone who can help sell the domain name. Thank you for welcoming me to this community. I believe connecting with…



VPN.com owner launches domain brokerage

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: He spent $1 million on VPN.com. Now he wants to help other people sell domains. When it comes to the power of good domain names, Michael Gargiulo puts his money where his mouth is. Gargiulo bought VPN.com for close to $1 million in 2017 to launch a VPN comparison…



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