Cheers & Beers with Radix at NamesCon

By Elliot Silver I received an event invitation from Radix, and I was given permission to share it publicly with readers. Radix is hosting an event dubbed “Cheers & Beers” during next week’s NamesCon conference in Austin. The free (and public) event will be hosted by Radix in the company’s booth on the NamesCon conference…



Domain Investing news highlights for the week of January 20th, 2019

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Okay, it’s official – NamesCon 2020 is less than a week away and you can feel the buzz as the domain industry’s biggest conference approaches. As me and other domain investors from around the world descend on Austin for the four day event you can definitely expect the Domaining blogosphere to be…



How to Start a Business: 23 Steps to Becoming Operational

By Corry Cummings Starting a business is daunting. There is so much to think about and so much to do. It’s hard enough trying to figure out how to build and grow a business. The last thing you want to think about is figuring out how to put together an operating agreement or pick the…



#PPC technology : Bodis has rolled out Smart #Domain Dashboard

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Bodis has rolled out its new Smart Domain Dashboard, promising to maximize your domain name monetization, and ease of domain management. The veteran PPC provider revealed its customizable panel that utilizes modular elements to provide the most important information users desire, including detailed performance statistics. The Smart D… Source: Domaining     



GoDaddy Boosts Search in Latest Domain Investor App Update

By Alvin Brown KickStartCommerce.com: It’s been nearly 6 months since GoDaddy completed and launched an entire re-write of its Domain Investor App. As a user of the previous version(s) of the app, I was pleased with the added functionality of two-factor authentication fix, notifications, estimated value of domain, and the additional details for domains, to…



Cheers & Beers with Radix at NamesCon

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I received an event invitation from Radix, and I was given permission to share it publicly with readers. Radix is hosting an event dubbed “Cheers & Beers” during next week’s NamesCon conference in Austin. The free (and public) event will be hosted by Radix in the company’s booth on the NamesCon…



Pros and Cons of Domain Descriptions

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: DigitalExchange.de sold for $5,623 / I want a premium 1 word domain in .com – Budget: Up to $10,000.00 / Looking for SquadHelp Approved or Published Names & Portfolios – Budget: Up to $500.00 / and More… Here are … → Source: Domaining     



Top Topics: 1T.com Acquired for a Global Initiative; Is There Bias Against Some Extensions?…

By James Iles NamePros.com: Recently, the original owner of the 1T.com domain name took to NamePros’ marketplace to sell the domain name. It was good news for the seller since they were able to find a buyer willing to offer an acceptable amount. The sales price isn’t known, but the name previously held a $99,999…



181 Domain Discoveries for January 25th

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…



AUCTION RECAP OF JANUARY 24, 2020

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on January 24, 2020. 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…



$174k in Sales on January 24th – CargoDrones.com sold for $6,255 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: GoDaddy had the top sale of the day for two days in a row, this time it was CargoDrones.com which sold for $6,255. NameBio recorded 262 sales $100+ for a total of $151,136 with an average sale price of $577. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 14%…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, January 25th

By Josh E DSAD.com: I wasted about a 100 hours this past week playing a stupid game on my phone. I know it’s a waste of time, and generally harmless if played to pass idle time, but some of these damn games are addicting and expensive. These companies must be making a killing. I played…



Domainer Trap – when bad domain names sell

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Bad Names Do bad names selling for good money trap a lot of domain investors? I think it does, that along with not everyone having the proper perspective on a sale. Domain investors that don’t know the whole story on a name like Gambling-law-us.com selling for $57,000, see it as a…



“Domain trading can be the most rewarding hobby and a fantastic business if you understand it”

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Nic.at published a look at domain name trading and referenced some words of wisdom from Rick Schwartz and contrasted them with a new trader starting out, Niels Buntrock. From the article: Several hours a week dedicated to domain trading Schwartz has to be something of an outlier in this industry,…



Analysis: What Are Illness / Outbreak Domain Names Worth?

By Elliot Silver Whenever there is some sort of global health scare or illness outbreak that is reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), it seems that a lot of corresponding domain names are registered. Some are probably registered by entities offering information about the illness, while…



Mahatma.com sold for $11,361

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Buying short brandable audio name – Budget: Up to $1,000.00 / Cost to value ratio for maybe-standby list / What’s your portfolio size? / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: MicroSalon.com – What do you think a micro salon…



GoDaddy adds search and watchlist capabilities to Investor App

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: No more visits to GoDaddy Auctions. GoDaddy has added search functionality to its Investor app. Until now, domain name investors had to place an initial bid or place a domain on their watchlist on GoDaddy’s website before they could bid in the app. Now, investors can search for the…



Women in Domaining Event Scheduled for NamesCon

By Elliot Silver NamesCon will be hosting its annual Women in Domaining event at the NamesCon Global conference one week from today, (Friday) January 31, 2020, from 6 – 8pm. The annual event was announced in a tweet from conference organizers: small correction: It‘s on Friday, January 31 — NamesCon (@NamesCon) January 23, 2020 The…



Frank Schilling’s #domain is the new #Chinese year!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Happy New Chinese year – it’s the year of the Rat! More than a billion Chinese are celebrating the change of the year, that follows a 12 year cycle. In Chinese culture, rats were seen as a sign of wealth and surplus. Because of their reproduction rate, married couples also prayed to…



How to Bid on Domain Names in NamesCon Live Auction

By Elliot Silver The NamesCon live domain name auction will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 4:30pm Central Time. The auction is being held via GoDaddy Auctions this year, but the live domain name auction will be held via Proxibid. In order to bid remotely via Proxibid, advance registration is required. NamesCon attendees…



Hundreds of thousands of #domainers demonstrate outside #ICANN offices in California

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Hundreds of thousands of protestors demonstrated outside of the ICANN headquarters in Los Angeles, California. The demonstration took place earlier today, with more than 24,000 thousand signatures being delivered. Fighting heavy LA traffic, demonstrators gathered to protest the sale of .ORG Registry. “We are here today to save … Source: Domaining     



Las #Vegas authority registers “What happens here only happens here” #domain name

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Forty years ago, if you wanted to gamble in the United States you had just a few choices: Atlantic City, Reno, and Las Vegas. Then, the Native American tribes figured out they could legally open casinos. Soon after, in 1990, Illinois legalized riverboat gambling and many other states followed suit. These new…



Second Half Surge Gave Radix a Record Breaking Year for Premium Domain Sales Revenue in 2019

DNJournal: Radix has released their latest semi-annual report detailing the new gTLD registry operator’s premium domain sales results for 2H-2019 and the numbers are impressive. Source: Domaining     



Analysis: What Are Illness / Outbreak Domain Names Worth?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Whenever there is some sort of global health scare or illness outbreak that is reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), it seems that a lot of corresponding domain names are registered. Some are probably registered by entities offering information about the illness,…



Pablo Escobar’s family is selling his intellectual property for $1.9 million

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Want to own a dead drug lord’s IP? Last year, Pablo Escobar’s heirs won control of the domain name PabloEscobar.com. Now they are putting the domain and the late Colombian drug lord’s intellectual property rights up for sale. Media Options, a domain name brokerage firm, is handling the sale….



NamesCon sets dates for summer show in Budapest

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Domain investing conference will hold its 2020 summer show in Budapest. Just a week before its big show in Austin, NamesCon has finalized the dates for its summer show in Europe. The conference will take place August 6-8, 2020 at the Budapest Marriott Hotel on the bank of the…



Why your domain name impacts your email security.

By 27.be 27.be: https://chriszuiker.com/survey We know the illegal side of typo squatting. But… Do you understand the legal side? If you have a high value domain name you will … Source: Domaining     



Why your domain name impacts your email security.

By Chris Zuiker Chris Zuiker: https://chriszuiker.com/survey We know the illegal side of typo squatting. But… Do you understand the legal side? If you have a high value domain name you will … Source: Domaining     



A startup changed its domain from .com to .top

By Kassey Lee Domain Name Wire: Some companies trade in longer .coms for shorter second level domains in other extensions. I love watching the Chinese domain market because it is full of surprises. Recently, I read a news story that a Chinese startup changed its domain from .com to .top. That challenges the conventional wisdom…



AUCTION RECAP OF JANUARY 23, 2020

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on January 23, 2020. 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…



Women in Domaining Event Scheduled for NamesCon

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: NamesCon will be hosting its annual Women in Domaining event at the NamesCon Global conference one week from today, (Friday) January 31, 2020, from 6 – 8pm. The annual event was announced in a tweet from conference organizers: small correction: It‘s on Friday, January 31 — NamesCon (@NamesCon) January 23, 2020…



204 Domain Discoveries for January 24th

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…



Accomplish More + Faster With the DNAcademy SOP Library

By Michael Cyger DNAcademy: DNAcademy has launched a library of step-by-step documents with visual cues of how to perform tasks to accomplish a specific goal to build and grow your business. Source: Domaining     



How to Bid on Domain Names in NamesCon Live Auction

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: The NamesCon live domain name auction will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 4:30pm Central Time. The auction is being held via GoDaddy Auctions this year, but the live domain name auction will be held via Proxibid. In order to bid remotely via Proxibid, advance registration is required. NamesCon…



$288k in Sales on January 23rd – 7910.com sold for $83,250 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: GoDaddy had the top four sales yesterday led by 7910.com which sold for $83,250. NameBio recorded 304 sales $100+ for a total of $260,932 with an average sale price of $858. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 2% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday January 24th, 2020

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I thought I would give a little background about the two names being used to raise money for the ICA. The ICA was trying to come up with ways to bring in more money. Discussed were a lot of things were mostly fee based changes. I knew that NamesCon is a great…



5 Content and SEO Trends that Will Dominate in 2020

By Lars Lofgren How confident are you in your brand’s SEO and content? Technology pushes content marketing to change year after year. What was relevant for most of 2019 may only be a footnote in 2020. Do you want your website to get buried under others that continue to keep up with new content and…



Golf and Domain Name Humor with Bob Parsons

By Elliot Silver The Golf Channel posted a video this afternoon with some golf and domain name humor. I am sure it is funny and meaningful to golf fans. Hey @PhilMickelson, did you lock this domain name down already? 🤔 David has some fun with PXG and Go Daddy founder @DrBobParsons on #Feherty Live presented…



BrandNewName.com launching soon

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: BrandBucket sent out an email that announced a new partner that is basically their answer to squadhelp Here was the email: We’re very excited to announce the upcoming launch of our new partner Brand New Name. Brought to you by the people behind BrandBucket, Brand New Name is a crowdsourcing platform…



.TECH was everywhere at CES this year – here’s three super innovative companies that caught my eye

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: CES 2020 is a wrap and as the biggest consumer electronics show of the year comes to a close, a lot of new companies and technologies are buzzing with excitement. This year, CES saw an influx of startup and technology companies branding on .TECH domains and I thought it would be fun…



What “On Hold” / “Pending Sale” Means at Afternic & GoDaddy

By Elliot Silver There have been several times I have seen my domain names in an “on hold” status at GoDaddy and “pending sale” status at Afternic. These designations mean the same thing, although it has always been a bit confusing because this status has not always resulted in a completed sale. In fact, I…



Godaddy No Reserve Auctions Ending 1/23

Godaddy No Reserve Auctions Ending 1/23 Godaddy No Reserve Auctions Ending Soon Top Investor PicksAuction End Time: 1/22/2020 11:00 am*(PST) Click on a domain to be redirected to the auction listing Domain Current Price (no reserve) recoverymadeeasy.com $94 (1 bid) guidetotherapy.com $94 (1 bid) experiencecambridge.com $89 steamtubs.com $89 masterized.com $89 springrest.com $89 pocketavatar.com $89 boozebarge.com…



Dates Set for NamesCon Europe 2020

By Elliot Silver NamesCon organizers announced the dates of the 2020 NamesCon Europe conference earlier this morning. NamesCon Europe 2020 will be held in the city of Budapest, Hungary from August 6 – 8, 2020. The conference will be held at the Budapest Marriott Hotel, which is on the bank of the Danube River. You…



Golf and Domain Name Humor with Bob Parsons

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: The Golf Channel posted a video this afternoon with some golf and domain name humor. I am sure it is funny and meaningful to golf fans. Hey @PhilMickelson, did you lock this domain name down already? 🤔 David has some fun with PXG and Go Daddy founder @DrBobParsons on #Feherty Live…



Radix Premium Domains Revenue Hits $3m in 2019

By Elliot Silver Radix shared its Premium Domains sales report for the second half of 2019 along with full year totals. The company reports that it sold $3 million worth of its premium domain name inventory, which is the company’s best year to date. Radix reported $1.67 million in sales for the second half of…



Radix finished 2019 with $3M in premium revenue

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Radix an advertiser here released sales data for the second half of 2019. $1.67M in revenue; 22% growth over H1 2019 which was at $1.36M Closed 2019 at $3M in Premium Revenue, our best year so far.online, .tech and .store were the highest-grossing TLDs with respect to premium sales 220+…



Dates Set for NamesCon Europe, DAN.com’s New Lease to Own Option, Dunn & Daniel Discuss Big Deals!

DNJournal: Several topics to cover in the Lowdown at DNJournal today. Dates have now been set for NamesCon Europe, DAN.com unveils a domain leasing option and Alan Dunn interviews Mark Daniel on the DomainStories podcast. Source: Domaining     



How much are domain names selling for in China?

By Kassey Lee Domain Name Wire: Here’s a handy way to find out what domains are selling for in China. From time to time, I get asked to look at a list of domains for advice on how much to sell them for in China. My reply is always the same: do your own research….



#Wuhan coronavirus spreading through bad quality .CN #domains

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The deadly Wuhan coronavirus is spreading in China, thanks to bad quality .CN domain names. Chung Pong Wu, chief epidemiologist of the Chinese Party, shared his findings today, at the regular Communist Party meeting: “Wuhan coronavirus bad, very very bad. If need help, see doctor. Drink water lot. Information, no register .CN…



Traveling Domain Investors

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: How to sell generic domain names / Share your creative outbound emails / Is Google Biased Toward Some Top Level Domains? / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: TheDailyChronic.net … → Source: Domaining     



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