Another three character .COM gets hit with a UDRP

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I’ve been writing more and more about UDRPs lately, along with the abuse that I think we can all see happening right in front of us. In many cases I see a simple scenario where someone does’t want to spend the money to buy their exact match domain, so they use the…



Domain Name Estate Planning is Important

By Elliot Silver It has been quite some time since I wrote about domain names and estate planning. People who own valuable domain names or a valuable domain portfolio need to take estate planning seriously. Nobody can cheat death, and ensuring that you have a plan in place can save your loved ones or friends…



Domain asset quick flipping versus long holding

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: The number of times a domains keywords are searched and the effect on value / My third 5 digit domain sale of 2018 / Motivational domain quotes / And more! Here are the new domain discussions and domain news. Looking … → Source: Domaining     



#GreekFreak : Giannis #Antetokounmpo grabs trademark, possibly #domain name

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Greek basketball player who has established himself as a top seed athlete with the Milwaukee Bucks, is known to his fans as the “Greek Freak.” Taking his sports fame even further, Giannis has launched his own sports and casual clothes line, aptly named Greek Freak. A week ago, the…



Brandable domain name sales week 7: Universa.com, EarthToday.com, Adster.com

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: Last week was a splendid week for brandable domain name sales with eight sales reaching five-figures. Some domains that caught my attention were Universa.com which sold at Sedo for $10,625. The domain name is still under transfer but I expect blockchain startup Universa which currently uses Universa.io to be the buyer….



Should ICANN cut free travel, or its own staff?

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Is ICANN’s suddenly limited budget best spent on its staff wages or on flights and hotels for certain volunteers? That’s the debate that’s been emerging in the ICANN community in the last few weeks since ICANN revealed it would have to make some “tough choices” in the face of lower than…



Latest GGRG Report on Liquid Domain Sales Breaks Down How Short .COMS Fared in 4Q-2017

DNJournal: Domain brokerage & consultancy GGRG.com has released a new quarterly report breaking down short .COM domain sales in the 4th quarter of 2017. Source: Domaining     



Daily Poll: Will You Use DNForum?

By Elliot Silver At one point and for quite some time, I believe DNForum was the most widely used and perhaps most “popular” domain investing forum. I don’t think that has been the case for quite some time though. As Domain Name Wire shared this morning, DNForum is under new ownership. Andrew wrote about the…



#ICANN budgetary cuts lead to Fellowship Program petition

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: ICANN has increased its 2019 budget for personnel costs by more than $7 million, all while decimating its Fellowship Program. A petition on Change.org points out that the ICANN Fellows program has been hit with a budgetary cut of 50% – something that it’s deemed “extreme.” According to the petition: We are…



Sedo’s Weekly Sales led by Mike Mann & Hafiz Sajid Ur Rehman both selling Dot Coms for 50K each

By admin RegisterADot.com: Sedo has just released their weekly sales and this week the top domain names sold are VideoDesign.com and OCX.com both selling for $50,000. VideoDesign.com was covered earlier in a post by RegisterADot.com, This domain was owned by Mike Mann’s company DomainMarket.com and listed for sale on Sedo.com OCX.com appears to have been……



Sedo weekly sales led by a pair of $50,000 sales

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Sedo released their weekly sales and VideoDesign.com and OCX.com shared the top spot at $50,000. 1MY.com sold for $39,600, great price in my opinion. 48 .com sales 33 cctld sales 8 other gtld sales Stealth.org was the top other gtld sale at $15,000. Domain name Price Currency .COMs videodesign.com 50,000…



.blog offers free sub-domains on 26 new websites (art.blog, movie.blog, music.blog, photo.blog, p…

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Knock Knock Whois There (KKWT), the .blog registry, is teaming up with Automattic, its parent company and the company behind WordPress.com, to bring a higher awareness and usage of new TLDs through the launch of 26 new websites using .blog domains. You might remember that .blog reserved countless domain names during…



#Domain nostalgia : #eNom girl graces someone’s living room

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The last time we covered “eNom girl” was almost two years ago, when a UDRP made references to the iconic girl with the backpack. Also known as “backpack girl,” the image of the blonde beauty from her college years, will forever haunt domain investors worldwide. We came across a new snapshot of…



Brandsight starts beta with “large corporations”

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: New brand management registrar Brandsight says it has started a beta test of its initial service. Head of marketing Elisa Cooper tells DI the service is being tested by prospective clients at unspecified “large corporations”. Brandsight Domain Name Management is a portfolio management system for large corporate domain con… Source: Domaining…



Domain Name Estate Planning is Important

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: It has been quite some time since I wrote about domain names and estate planning. People who own valuable domain names or a valuable domain portfolio need to take estate planning seriously. Nobody can cheat death, and ensuring that you have a plan in place can save your loved ones or…



Crypto and Blockchain are registered with the Trademark Clearinghouse

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Want to register a new TLD with one of these suddenly hot terms? You’re going to deal with the TMCH. Remember the Trademark Clearinghouse for new top level domain names? By getting a mark filed with the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), a company can get first rights to a domain…



AUCTION RECAP OF FEBRUARY 19, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on February 19, 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…



#Cybercriminals used .US, .COM #domain names in #IRS refund scam

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: An elaborate scam used the domain DebtCredit.US to generate thousands of dollars in unlawful IRS refunds, then used a phony debt collection agency to seek their “return.” According to Krebs On Security, the method that these cybercriminals use, works like this: Identity thieves who specialize in tax refund fraud have been… Source:…



Blockchain Company Swarm Fund Acquired Swarm.com

By James Iles NamePros.com: Domain acquisitions by companies in the crypto industry are becoming a regular occurrence. Recently, we published the news of crypt-securities company Harbor acquiring both Harbor.com and Harbour.com. Other high-value domains such as FO.com have also been used in the creation of new crypto services. Today, we can bring you the news…



Cryptocurrencies Are Creating Billion-Dollar Industries

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Look out, Wiki-geeks. Now Google trains AI to write Wikipedia articles; How digital media fuels moral outrage – and what to do about it; Indicted Russians used PayPal and cryptocurrency exchange accounts; This bricklaying robot works five times faster than a human; Going deeper: A history of ideas…



Behind the Sale: myBK.com – from $535 purchase to $14,000 sale

By Doron Vermaat Efty.com: Welcome to the ninth post in our Behind the Sale series on the Efty blog. In this series, I talk with domain name investors who share all the details behind a recent sale. You will learn how they bought low and sold high, how the negotiations went down and much more….



Liquid domains market: $18M domain sales reported by escrow.com in Q4 2017

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Escrow.com sales volume went down 25% from $24M to $18M. According to Escrow.com, the most traded category in Q4 was 3C .com domains ($6.4M), followed by 4Ls at $4.6M and 3N .com domains at $3.97M, boosted by the record 3N portfolio sale by Rick Schwartz. GGRG Brokerage Consulting and Giuseppe Graziano…



Will change in ownership bring you back to DNForum?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: The landscape for discussing domains has changed over the years, there was a time when DNForum was the leader and Namepros was lagging behind. Today that has changed, not that it’s the most perfect metric but Namepros has an Alexa ranking of 38,275 and DNForum has a ranking of 369,909….



Daily Poll: Will You Use DNForum?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: At one point and for quite some time, I believe DNForum was the most widely used and perhaps most “popular” domain investing forum. I don’t think that has been the case for quite some time though. As Domain Name Wire shared this morning, DNForum is under new ownership. Andrew wrote about…



Daily Domain Picks 2-20-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 2-20-18 Go Daddy Auction Picks 2-20-18 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com • 1System.com • 8251.net • AerobicExercises.com • BeeStuff.com • BotLoader.com • CareerCenter.org • CreditSpark.com • DentalVantage.com • DogApp.com • EIYC.com • EpicRobots.com • EstoniaTravel.com • ExpertsSpace.com • FoodNear.me • GoToDomains.c… Source: Domaining     



$188k in Sales on February 19th – KUG.com sold for $60,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was KUG.com which sold for $60,000 at Flippa. NameBio recorded 225 sales for a total of $187,707 with an average sale price of $834. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 18% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



Domain investor trio acquires DNForum

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Three domain investors will be the next to try to restore DNForum to prominence. Domain name forum DNForum has been sold to three domain name investors who will operate the site and hope to restore it to its former glory. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. I…



118 Domain Discoveries for February 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…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, February 20th

By Josh E DSAD.com: Anyone ever pull an intercostal muscle or “rib” muscle? I don’t recall doing it myself until now. No idea how the hell you strain those muscles, or if that’s even the problem. Maybe my gallbladder is inflamed and pushing against my ribs. I feel like a soup sandwich, lol, falling apart…



DNForum is coming back to life – meet the new owners

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: If you don’t know the history behind DNForum’s last year, well, I don’t have the energy to go through it all so let’s just say, the forum changed hands, then changed hands again, and then once more, which is where it is now. I am excited to say that the new owners…



Tough road ahead, as #DNForum owners are announced at the #domain forum

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: DNForum, the oldest domain name forum, has new owners; today, a formal announcement revealed the core team that acquired it. According to a post on DNForum.com, active members Castion, Seek99 and Johnn are the new co-owners. Lars Lima (Castion), Oliver Hoger (Seek99) and John Nguyen (Johnn) are their respective names. The enthusiasti……



AEX.com, Domain Name for Cryptocurrency Platform, Subject of UDRP

By Elliot Silver A UDRP has been filed against the high value AEX.com domain name. The UDRP was filed by Euronext N.V. at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The case number is WIPO Case D2018-0348. It looks like AEX.com is a developed website and business related to cryptocurrency. The AEX about us page states…



AUCTION RECAP OF FEBRUARY 18, 2018

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



Premium domain name: Their value and why they cost so much

By Alvin Brown TLDInvestors.com: Why do premium domain names cost so much? What is the difference in a premium domain name versus a domain name? Domain names are quite powerful entities in the world of the internet, and can make or break a business when an owner allows the domain name to expire. If the…



Domains will go up faster in value than any other commodity ever known to mankind

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Monetizing Deleted Domains / Buyer does not wish to pay through PayPal after I already pushed the domain / Is $1 to $3 too much for a ‘decent’ but not high-quality domain? / And more! Here are the new domain discussions and domain news. Why does it have to…



How to Create an Engaging Facebook Cover Photo

By Neil Patel By now I’m sure you know how important it is to have an active presence on social media. You’ve been posting more often and trying to engage with your followers. This is great, but you need to make sure you’re not overlooking the small stuff. Often, I see business pages with cover…



Daily Poll: Should a Seller be Allowed to Cancel a Deal Because of a Pricing Error?

By Elliot Silver I was reading Ray Hackney’s article on TheDomains.com as well as the NamePros thread regarding DomainNames.com. Although it was later reported that the domain name was listed for sale in error, there was some talk about it being a pricing error. Some discussion then centered around whether a seller should be able…



Introducing The New Owners of DNForum

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: The sale of DNForum.com was recently announced but the buyer was kept hidden until now. The buyers were the older members of DnForum and many of you are probably familiar with their screen names Seek99, Johnn, and Castion. Here is the official release and congratulations to the new owners. My name is…



AEX.com, Domain Name for Cryptocurrency Platform, Subject of UDRP

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: A UDRP has been filed against the high value AEX.com domain name. The UDRP was filed by Euronext N.V. at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The case number is WIPO Case D2018-0348. It looks like AEX.com is a developed website and business related to cryptocurrency. The AEX about us page…



Insurance giant AXA loses fight for AXA.org

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company provides the evidence that panel used to dismiss the dispute. Insurance company AXA has lost a cybersquatting complaint it brought against the domain name axa.org. The owner of the domain name did not respond to the complaint, yet AXA itself provided the evidence necessary for the panel to…



#AXA dot .org : Advocates Across America get to keep aged #domain

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The domain AXA.org was registered in 1997 to Advocates Across America. AXA SA of Paris, France, attempted to get the domain via the UDRP process at the WIPO, by claiming rights to the AXA mark. Despite not having an active web site at AXA.org, the acronym reflects its purpose, according to the…



Here are the first 10 domain name appraisals from Mike Mann and AccurateAppraisals.com

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Here are the first 10 domain name appraisals from Mike Mann and AccurateAppraisals.com. The average price of the 10 appraisals was $340,062. The lowest price was $68,221 and the highest price was $1,261,555. RegentStreet.com $246,555 Racism.com $273,221 HouseKeepers.com $68,221 Donations.com $206,555 NewsBreak.com $73,221 HomeFinance… Source: Domaining     



Domain negotiations : Never refer to “alternative options” when seeking to buy a domain

By Theo Develegas Acro: Everyone wants to buy a domain name as cheap as possible. Beginning with this axiom, the domain seller’s perspective is the exact opposite: maximize Return On Investment. It’s 2018, and and endless line of new companies and partnerships, start-ups and non-profits pop up, in need of a domain name. Expectations vary,…



Christa Taylor talks domains – DNW Podcast #173

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: An in-depth discussion on the state of new top level domains. What makes for a good top level domain name? Well, it starts with the ABIC test. Christa Taylor of dotTBA has helped many companies apply for, plan for and/or launch top level domain names. This puts her in…



#Chinese #domain market report : The Year of the #Dog begins

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The Chinese New Year celebrations are underway, and the Year of the Dog is upon us. Xin nian kuai le to our Chinese readers. Chinese domain investors are traveling across the country to meet with families and loved ones. Millions of presents are going to be exchanged, many of which are in…



#Domain Edit.com received six figure bid on #Sedo

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Edit.com, an aged, generic domain listed on the currently active GreatDomains auction by Sedo, has received a six figure bid. Registered in 1994, Edit.com is now at $120,000 dolllars. The reserve has yet to be met, however, and the auction ends in 3 days. No historical data exists on a past sale…



Daily Poll: Should a Seller be Allowed to Cancel a Deal Because of a Pricing Error?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I was reading Ray Hackney’s article on TheDomains.com as well as the NamePros thread regarding DomainNames.com. Although it was later reported that the domain name was listed for sale in error, there was some talk about it being a pricing error. Some discussion then centered around whether a seller should be…



Tax Credits, Brackets, Deductions: How to Hold On to More of Your Dough

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Secretive messaging app Telegram is selling a $2 billion crypto dream …; Scientists Issued a Grim New Warning on Climate Change; “What’s The ROI Of Personal Branding?” You Called Me. That’s The ROI.; Next-Generation Crypto-Ledgers Take the Block Out of Blockchain; China’s Dystopian Tech Could Be Contagious;Coinbase Commerce…



Daily Domain Picks 2-19-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 2-19-18 Go Daddy Auction Picks 2-19-18 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com TropicalVacations.com a good name for that niche, ripe for development. Going to be expensive, already at $3,100. CryptoPayment.org next best extension it seems for crypto has been .org after .com. Solid name. • Allington.com • AnywhereTours.com… Source: Domaining     



$120k in Sales on February 18th – ZWZ.com sold for $32,200 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: NameJet had the top sale of the day for two days in a row, this time it was ZWZ.com which sold for $32,200. NameBio recorded 190 sales for a total of $120,217 with an average sale price of $633. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 4% in…



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