Christian.com sells at Sedo for $600k – It sold again for $600k in 2009!

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Dave Evanson, a Sedo broker, announced today they the domain name Christian.com sold at Sedo for $600,000. The domain is still parked at Sedo and whois at GoDaddy still shows the Sedo Transfer Service as the owner, so the new owner is not known yet. The remarkable here is that christian.com…



DreamHost enables export-to-WordPress for its Remixer website builder

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: No lock-in with DreamHost’s site builder. I’ve been reviewing non-WordPress website builders over the past month and have more reviews to come. These site builders make it easier for non-techies to build websites than using WordPress. But there’s a big drawback: lock-in. Each builder is proprietary and they are…



Christian.com Sold for $600,000 via Sedo

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Sedo broker Dave Evanson just announced via Twitter that he brokered the sale of Christian.com for $600,000: Just sold Christian(.)com for $600,000 @sedo!! Congrats to buyer and seller!! — dave evanson (@SedoDaveEvanson) August 14, 2018 Once the sale is archived on DNJournal by Ron Jackson, it will rank as the fifth…



#Sedo sales : Dave Evanson brokers #Christian .com #domain for six figures

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Senior domainer broker at Sedo, Dave Evanson, announced the brokered sale of the domain Christian.com. The first name domain with religious references, sold for $600,000 dollars. Said Dave Evanson: “Just sold Christian.com for $600,000!! Congrats to buyer and seller!!” Christian.com was registered in 1997, presumably afte… Source: Domaining     



Trending keywords for July include, Fashion, Globe and Tesla

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Verisign reported their top 10 trending keywords for July. A random bunch of keywords in this report. Fashion, Globe and Tesla were in the top ten this month. .COM .NET vein ton globe fashion years film custody company litigation over cozy mortgage tesla genesis wicked head claims source fitter ward Source:…



In the next round of new extensions will .Coin go for a pretty penny?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: When the next round of new gtlds comes around, (yes there will be another round). What will be the extensions in demand? As many know Mike was involved heavily in the first round of new gtld’s consulting with Monte at RightofTheDot.com. Mike and I had a conversation where he shared…



TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 8/14/2018!

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 8/14/2018. 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 … → Source: Domaining     



Most Common Cryptocurrency Scams & How to Avoid Them

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: No Regrets, Jeff Bennett, Jeff Bezos, Cryptocurrency, Amazon, Cannabis, Cannabis Patch, Fibromyalgia and Nerve Pain, Apple, Capitalism, Social Impact Initiative Most Common Cryptocurrency Scams & How to Avoid Them This is Jeff Bezos’ 3-question test for new Amazon employees Social Inf… Source: Domaining     



Brandon Abbey joins #crypto services company, Scrypto Finance and Trust

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Domain industry and escrow services veteran, Brandon Abbey, has assumed a new position with a newly founded company. Mr. Abbey is now the co-founder and Managing Director of Escrow Services of Scrypto Finance and Trust. Going by “Scrypto” the company’s web site states the following: Our mission is to connect holders… Source:…



TJX Acquires Sierra.com From Activision For Sierra Trading Post

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: The TJX Companies have acquired the premium generic domain name Sierra.com from Activision Publishing Inc. for an undisclosed amount. TJX is a publicly traded company, so there is potential that the purchase price may be revealed in a SEC filing at a later date. Although, the companies revenue is $33 billion…



Daily Poll: Is Domain Investing Ethical?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I regularly see people discuss whether certain aspects of the domain investment business are ethical. People question the ethical nature of what happens with expiring domain names, auction bidding, trademark registration, pay per click parking, affiliate marketing, and a variety of other issues and topics related to investing in doma… Source:…



Daily Domain Picks 8-14-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 8-14-18 Go.biz sold for $8,000 at Afternic to lead the way on Monday. TPcoin.com closed at $4,050 on GoDaddy. Top sales/closes from yesterday: go.biz 8,000 USD 2018-08-13 Afternic meichou.com 7,877 USD 2018-08-13 GoDaddy xhhh.com 5,100 USD 2018-08-13 GoDaddy tpcoin.com 4,050 USD 2018-08-13 GoDaddy mapqwest.com 3,10… Source: Domaining     



133 Domain Discoveries for August 14th

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…



$140k in Sales on August 13th – Go.biz sold for $8,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Go.biz which sold for $8,000 at Afternic. NameBio recorded 233 sales for a total of $140,194 with an average sale price of $602. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 41% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



Forbes: FINALLY!! The Formula to Value an “Exact Match Domain Name”

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! Well well, what seems to be a solid formula for independent evaluation of “Exact Match Domains”. Not only a solid formula, but the article appearing in Forbes gives domain valuation a lot more street cred. Domainers now have something to point to. Something to base your price on…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, August 14th

By Josh E DSAD.com: Yesterday my phone stopped charging and eventually died. No problem, I drove to the AT&T store and bought a new one. It was probably time to upgrade anyway, I was running a 6s. On the drive back from the store my car tells me that there is no key detected. This…



How much should startups spend on SEO?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: It’s a question that I’ve asked myself at different points in our startup journey, how much should we spend on SEO? The answer to this question in the early days of a startup are different years later. Also B2B and B2C companies will also have different answers since they might not get…



Fast.ly sold for $5,149

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Looking to buy Quality domain names / How to check whois for .PE domains / Instant Cash – Buying quality .com domains! / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: UnsolvedMysteries.net – This sounds like an interesting domain name asset….



After a successful sale of QM.net now KQ.net up for sale on Namepros

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: A couple weeks ago I wrote about QM.net being put up for auction on Namepros. You don’t see a valuable, liquid name such as a 2L.net be put up with a $1 start, no reserve. The auction started on July 29, so it took two weeks to close but the auction…



The Monday Media Wrap Up: PGA Ransomware Infection, GDPR, and Top Brands Spoofed by Phishing Attacks

By DomainTools Articles from August 4-10 PGA Computers Hit by Ransomware Infection Forbes | Lee Mathews | August 9, 2018 As the PGA Championship kicks off at Bellerive today, the Association finds… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



Dispute.com Auction Winner Defaults

By Elliot Silver Dispute.com sold at GoDaddy Auctions last week for $65,000. I learned that the winning bidder in this auction defaulted, and this news was confirmed to me by Paul Nicks, GM of the GoDaddy Aftermarket. The way GoDaddy’s system works on default winning bids is that the next highest bidder would get the…



How to Get More Email Subscribers Without Annoying Your Website Visitors

By Neil Patel With so many new content marketing strategies out there today, it can be tempting to look past your email list. After all, how important can it be? To say the least, email marketing is crucial. It needs to remain part of your core marketing foundation. Research shows that 99% of consumers check…



If you know you can’t pay on time- Don’t Bid

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: As reported by Elliot Silver the dispute.com sale did not go through at $65,000 but rather $38,000. The unfurling of the story and subsequent comments on DomainInvesting.com tell a lot. It also seems that GoDaddy needs to make some changes. Joe Styler who works for GoDaddy left a comment: The…



Daily Poll: How Often Do You Make Purchase Inquiries and Offers?

By Elliot Silver I spend a good percentage of my day emailing offers and inquiries to try and buy domain names. A great deal of this time is spent trying to find the right contact at a company – or trying to find the correct Whois information for the domain registrant. It has gotten a…



Dynadot eclipses 1 million domain name milestone

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Domain name registrar hits key growth milestone. Domain name registrar Dynadot has hit the one million domains under management milestone. The company was founded in 2003 and became ICANN-accredited the following year. It didn’t hire its first employee until 2006. Since then, it has grown to four offices (San…



Dynadot Passes One Million Domains Under Management

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Reaching one million registered domains represents a major milestone for the San Mateo, CA, based domain registrar To commemorate passing one million domain registrations, Dynadot has created an infographic detailing the march to a million. SAN MATEO, CALIF. (PRWEB) AUGUST 13, … → Source: Domaining     



The NamesCon Team’s August Spotify Playlist

By Tania Kabantsov NamesCon.com: We’ve got your ultimate summer playlist. Source: Domaining     



Mike Mann sells 6 domains in July for $82,440 (Spicy[.]net, Consumers[.]net, etc.)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Mike Mann reported selling 6 domain names in July for a total of $82,440. Prices started at $4,888 and went up to $29,888. 4 of the domains were .com and 2 domains were .net. Usually Mike doesn’t sell a lot of domains other than .com. The average reported domain sales price…



AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 12, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 12, 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…



Reverse domain name hijacking (even with no response)

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Panelist finds Mister Auto SAS filed complaint in abuse of policy despite domain name owner not responding. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has found Mister Auto SAS in France guilty of reverse domain name hijacking for the domain name MisterAuto.com. The decision by panelist John Swinson comes despite…



Dispute.com Auction Winner Defaults

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Dispute.com sold at GoDaddy Auctions last week for $65,000. I learned that the winning bidder in this auction defaulted, and this news was confirmed to me by Paul Nicks, GM of the GoDaddy Aftermarket. The way GoDaddy’s system works on default winning bids is that the next highest bidder would get…



#Security intervention : #GoDaddy AWS infrastructure exposed, then patched

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The GoDaddy infrastructure of its Amazon AWS systems was exposed; the security issue was reported and fixed very recently. According to security firm UpGuard Cyber Risk Team, the discovery involved data exposure of documents appearing to describe the GoDaddy infrastructure running in the Amazon AWS cloud. The UpGuard Cyber Risk Team ……



Top Domain Sales of the Year – DNW Podcast #197

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Reviewing the top domain names sales so far this year. For this week’s special edition of the Domain Name Wire Podcast, I review the top 10 public domain name sales of the year as reported by DN Journal. It includes everything from Ice.com at the top to a discussion…



Should You Give Outbound Marketing A Try?

By Omar OmarAndWill.com: Outbound marketing is always a topic of debate. Some people love doing it and some people flat out hate it. I fall kinda in the middle. If you aren’t familiar with what I mean when I say outbound marketing, it’s basically reaching out to people who you believe would want to buy…



Daily Poll: How Often Do You Make Purchase Inquiries and Offers?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I spend a good percentage of my day emailing offers and inquiries to try and buy domain names. A great deal of this time is spent trying to find the right contact at a company – or trying to find the correct Whois information for the domain registrant. It has gotten…



#MisterAuto .com #UDRP : It’s Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The UDRP against the domain name MisterAuto.com didn’t end well for the Complainant, Mister Auto SAS of Villeurbanne, France. They tried to acquire the aged domain, that was registered in 1999; when negotiations failed, they filed a UDRP. End result: it’s a case of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH.) That’s what t……



How to be a guest on podcasts

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: This step-by-step guide shows the process for marketing yourself through podcasts. There are lots of interesting companies in the domain name space. There are also lots of Domain Name Wire readers who dabble in domain names yet have more intriguing businesses than just buying and selling domain names. These…



Turkish #domainers face dark times ahead due to Donald Trump’s tariffs

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The financial situation in Turkey is getting dire, thanks to an escalation of measures by US president, Donald Trump. Tariffs imposed on Turkish goods, along with a not so good channel of communication between Trump and Turkey’s president, Tayyip Erdogan, have sent the Turkish Lira tumbling. The Turkish Lira now stands at…



Is Your (Boss/Lover) A Narcissistic Gaslighting Abuser Trying To Manipulate You

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: JPay, prisons, Email, Gaslighting, Narcissism, Manipulation, Abuse, $15K Matchmaker, AirBNB, Bucket List-Worthy Restaurants A day in the life of a Miami matchmaker, who charges $15,000 for 6 months and takes meetings at a private beach club How Airbnb went from renting air beds for $10 to a…



148 Domain Discoveries for August 13th

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…



STOP Calling Domains Real Estate – with Chris Zuiker

By DomainSherpa DomainSherpa.com: STOP calling domains real estate. It diminishes value by failing to create an emotional connection, which is the goal of any good brand. That’s the message from today’s Sherpa, Chris Zuiker.Investors and entrepreneurs who incorporate domains into brand strategy will benefit from today’s show. Source: Domaining     



$86k in Sales on August 12th – Share.cc sold for $7,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Share.cc which sold for $7,000 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 163 sales for a total of $85,666 with an average sale price of $526. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 14% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday August 13th , 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: As a person that moved every four years when I was a kid I learned one thing when joining a new group. In order to be noticed you have to be known for something. Whether I knew it or not I had to build a new Shane Cultra brand each time I…



Daily Domain Picks 8-13-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 8-13-18 Nice flip on Share.cc sold for $250 at GoDaddy in 2015, sells for $7,000 on Sedo. Fast.ly closed at $5,149 on Park.io. Top sales/closes from yesterday: share.cc 7,000 USD 2018-08-12 Sedo fast.ly 5,149 USD 2018-08-12 Park.io chawan.com 3,552 USD 2018-08-12 GoDaddy 00443.com 2,655 USD 2018-08-12 GoDaddy money……



EPAY.io sold for $10,100.00

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Health/Medical Resource Tool For Finding Names / Need a banking domain .com only / Buying single word .org / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: How Configuration Information For … → Source: Domaining     



Redacted for privacy : Writing #domain content in the time of #GDPR

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Welcome to the August Editorial. Redacted for privacy, a GDPR byproduct, is one of the redacted for privacy thorns on the Internet. Without doubt, by using the redacted for privacy, several negative results can be identified, and in particular: redacted for privacy redacted for privacy redacted for privacy and lastly, redacted for…



AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 11, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 11, 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…



#Domainer steals plane, crash-lands it on #MERGE! show grounds

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: An apparently drunk domainer stole a Cessna plane in Florida early Sunday morning, and crash-landed it on Disney World grounds. Aiming for an early – and secretive – immersion to the MERGE! 2018 conference, domain investor Bob Vince Jablowski appeared shaken but unhurt from the rough landing. “I wanted to get a…



Another five-figure expired domain sale is in the works at Go Daddy…and it’s a head scratcher

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: The summer of 2018 might be remembered as a magical time, where five-figure domains were expiring and the top ten sales had an even distribution of .COM and non .COMs. It’s a strange time, but an exciting time since there are some pretty fun domain auctions and sales to watch. The latest…



134 Domain Discoveries for August 12th

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…



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