What Kind of Domainer Are You? Part One: Domain Flipping

By Keith deBoer DNGeek.com: After being shot down numerous times, I humbled myself and came to the stark realization that this is a much more intricate process. — Ali Zandi Before we buy a domain we should have a concrete plan for selling it. For veteran domainers this is an almost instantaneous calculation when they…



AUCTION RECAP OF MARCH 22, 2019

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



Did Zoom pay $2 million for Zoom.com?

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: A clue in Zoom’s IPO filing hints at Zoom.com purchase price. Late last year video conferencing company Zoom acquired the domain name Zoom.com. A new clue suggests that the company might have paid $2 million to acquire the domain name. Media Options acquired the domain name last year and…



118 Domain Discoveries for March 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…



Streams.com Acquired by Google

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: According to a recent Whois update tracked by the DomainTools Registrant Monitor, Google has acquired the Streams.com domain name. Prior to this most recent Whois change, the domain name had been registered to DNStination Inc., the privacy proxy service operated by MarkMonitor. Jamie Zoch tweeted about the change of registrant earlie……



$177k in Sales on March 22nd – WeAreHunted.com sold for $6,250 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was WeAreHunted.com which sold for $6,250 at DropCatch. NameBio recorded 307 sales $100+ for a total of $146,468 with an average sale price of $477. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 17% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Saturday March 23rd, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I’m taking over for Josh today because he’s trying to win $10K in a fishing tournament. If you read here daily you already know my hobby is running, Josh’s is fishing (although he wins money doing it), and Travis’ is collecting antique radios, and Mike’s is chasing his boys around. I forgot…



Daily Domain Picks 3-23-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 3-23-19 DropCatch dominated Friday taking 4 out of the top 6 spots. I liked RoyalPay.com the best at $3,900. Top sales/closes from yesterday: wearehunted.com 6,250 USD 2019-03-22 DropCatch altamira.com 5,751 USD 2019-03-22 DropCatch appistry.com 5,532 USD 2019-03-22 GoDaddy royalpay.com 3,900 USD 2019-03-22 DropCat… Source: Domaining     



Zoom Files for IPO, Only References Zoom.com

By Elliot Silver Zoom, the popular video conferencing company, filed its S-1 paperwork for an IPO, according to this tweet from CNBC this afternoon: Video-conferencing company Zoom files for IPO with over $300 million in sales and even a profit https://t.co/CVCzxGdHK9 — CNBC (@CNBC) March 22, 2019 Zoom has used the Zoom.US domain names for…



The importance of Strategic Branding for a Startup’s Success

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: What to tell an end user that wants more information / Memo.io sold for $9,000 / Free sites to find domain sales history / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community … → Source: Domaining     



“Alert:” Capital One Air Horn Domain Name Confusion

By Elliot Silver Check out this Capital One television commercial running during the NCAA tournament (embedded courtesy of iSpot.tv). Listen to NBA legend Charles Barkley when he hollers out a domain name at around the 15 second mark of this commercial: Sure sounds like he said “AirHorns.com.” If anyone navigated to AirHorns.com after seeing the…



Zoom Files for IPO, Only References Zoom.com

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Zoom, the popular video conferencing company, filed its S-1 paperwork for an IPO, according to this tweet from CNBC this afternoon: Video-conferencing company Zoom files for IPO with over $300 million in sales and even a profit https://t.co/CVCzxGdHK9 — CNBC (@CNBC) March 22, 2019 Zoom has used the Zoom.US domain names…



Google Puts G.CO in Spotlight During March Madness

By Elliot Silver If you are watching the men’s NCAA basketball tournament (aka March Madness), you may have spotted a Google Cloud television commercial that highlights the company’s G.CO domain name. MarkMonitor VP Statton Hammock took a photo of his television to catch the tail end of Google’s television spot with the url: Nice domain…



#Altamira .com : Paleolithic #domain sells for mid $X,XXX

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The auction for Altamira.com, a dropped domain originally registered in 1995, has ended. Previously an asset of Banque Nationale du Canada, Altamira.com was auctioned off at DropCatch. The closing price was $5,751 dollars, and the highest bidder was the DropCatch user “somealias.” A total of 198 bids from 68 bidders clear… Source:…



Lumis #domain newsletter : Million dollar assets for sale

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Lumis, the boutique domain brokerage known for its eclectic clientele, has released their latest newsletter. Several new domain names are available to acquire, ranging from a few thousand dollars, to millions. Some of these quality domain names are listed below: Vehicles.com – $2.5M Everest.com – $1M Wind.com – $500… Source: Domaining     



The worst domain appraiser in the world

By Kassey Lee TLDInvestors.com: When I acquire a domain, I do my own research and make my own purchase decision. I have never asked anyone to appraise my domains. So, it puzzles me to see investors requesting for domain appraisal on forums or even in private messages to me. When it comes to domains, I…



AUCTION RECAP OF MARCH 21, 2019

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



The “Death” of an Industry

By Andrei Domaining Tips: “Is domaining dead?” is probably one of the top 10 discussion topics among domainers of any given week. As someone who has been involved in a few other industries as well, I can say this phenomenon is not just limited to our tiny little corner of the Internet. Why? Well, because…



“Alert:” Capital One Air Horn Domain Name Confusion

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Check out this Capital One television commercial running during the NCAA tournament (embedded courtesy of iSpot.tv). Listen to NBA legend Charles Barkley when he hollers out a domain name at around the 15 second mark of this commercial: Sure sounds like he said “AirHorns.com.” If anyone navigated to AirHorns.com after see……



I Left My Wallet In San Francisco

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Coal jobs aren’t coming back, but cannabis jobs are exploding. Plus… Amazon diet, Master of technology, Atlantic City, San Francisco, Cost of Living. Can Legalized Marijuana Help Revive Atlantic City? Have We Mastered Technology, or Has It Mastered Us? Marijuana is the fastest-growing secto… Source: Domaining     



Challenges of “.brand” domain names

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: The structure of domain names and ICANN rules hamper .brand domains. Earlier this week ICANN posted a notice from Honeywell that it wants to terminate its .honeywell domain name. These domains–with a trademark after the dot–are commonly referred to as .brand top level domain names. They were shoehorned into…



Google Puts G.CO in Spotlight During March Madness

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: If you are watching the men’s NCAA basketball tournament (aka March Madness), you may have spotted a Google Cloud television commercial that highlights the company’s G.CO domain name. MarkMonitor VP Statton Hammock took a photo of his television to catch the tail end of Google’s television spot with the url: Nice…



165 Domain Discoveries for March 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…



$168k in Sales on March 21st – VF.net sold for $9,700 – 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 VF.net which sold for $9,700. NameBio recorded 263 sales $100+ for a total of $136,699 with an average sale price of $520. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 7%…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday March 22nd, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I generally keep most of my complaints with domain companies to emails and phone calls. The main reason is I wouldn’t expect them to read our blog every day so its a bit presumptuous to think my writing will reach the company. If I think something will help their company I figure…



Daily Domain Picks 3-22-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 3-22-19 VF.net was the top close on Thursday at $9,700, yesterday it was MB.org at $9,999. I think these 2L net and org should be going for a bit more wholesale, but we will see who bought them and what they do with them. Memo.io closed at $9,000…



The Challenge of Development

Michael Gilmour: About ten years ago I wrote an article that the holy grail of domain monetisation is the ability to manage mass developments and for management to be able to have a meaningful impact on them. In this article I hope to share some of my own thoughts and experiences on developing a platform…



Best strategy to snap up a good two word .com domain

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Will the emoji domain ever take off? / Optim.com sold for $20,420 / The preferred method to verify domain ownership / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today! .Co domain wanted, only one word – Budget: Up to $1,000.00 –…



Making a fortune squatting domains on the Dark Web?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Typosquatting on corporate names is not the only squatting game in town. TheNextWeb has a story about someone claiming to have made $760,000 in BTC by squatting on websites that reside on the Tor network. From the article: A scammer is claiming to have made 200 BTC ($760,000) through ‘typosquatting’…



Aron Meystedt : Twitter account was suspended

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Aron Meystedt, domain investor extraordinaire and registrant of Symbolics.com – the first .com domain name ever registered – announced that the Twitter account @AronMeystedt has been suspended. Meystedt’s Twitter account is @FirstDomain, dedicated to Symbolics.com. The Twitter account that was suspended was set up b… Source: Domaining     



StartupFunding.com vs. CryptoMining.org: Both Sold for Same Price, Which Was the Best Buy?

DNJournal: Our initial test of Name vs. Name went well so we now bring you round 2. Each name sold for $4,000. Which was the better buy? Source: Domaining     



Buying Stadia (or Other New TM) Domains Makes No Sense to Me

By Elliot Silver This week, Google announced a new gaming platform called Stadia. As I observed shortly after the news was announced, Google smartly acquired the brand match Stadia.com domain name in advance of the announcement. I did not notice other Stadia-related domain names registered by Google at the time I wrote my article, but…



A lot of needless registrations

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: I was going through the expired domain names section on Name.com and there was a flood of similar names all expiring at the same time from 2006. They are all related to Hughes Corporation. Now to be fair they are a large corporation and I am sure this is not big…



#Domain sightings : EffMech.com – When shorter isn’t always better!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Spotting domain names “on the go” or “in the wild” is part of our “domain sightings” series. We split those domains in two categories, dot .COM and all the rest, which includes ccTLD, TLDs and new gTLDs – other than .COM. The majority of these encounters are made when in a vehicle;…



XYZ weighs into Epik controversy with .monster fundraising domain

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: New gTLD registry XYZ.com has set up a domain to help raise money for victims of the terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand last week. The domain is give.monster. It redirects to a page on Givealittle.co.nz, a Kiwi crowdfunding site, that has so far raised almost NZD 7.8 million ($5.3 million)…



Google made a game-changing announcement at GDC, but is Stadia a game-changing name?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: As many of you know, I love games. I grew up playing both board games and video games, still love them both, and over the last few years have really gotten into both indie games and VR games. Since the Moscone Center is just a few blocks from my place, I usually…



When the search bar goes away

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: The anticipatory web will change how people access and use the World Wide Web. I’ve been warning for a while that the greatest threat to domain names is new technology that requires less searching and browsing. Owners of premium domains have been hurt as browsers switched from an address…



Brazil company guilty of reverse domain name hijacking

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company went after the .com version of its country code domain name. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has found a company in Brazil guilty of reverse domain name hijacking despite the owner of the domain name not responding to the UDRP. Panelist Wilson Pinheiro Jabur made the finding…



AUCTION RECAP OF MARCH 20, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on March 20, 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…



Parkour.com – Sully gets the jump on Adam Dunlap, Founder

By Mike Sullivan DSAD.com: While it’s easy to understand why you might believe it is me in the video linked below, I must correct you. Don’t be embarrassed, it could happen to anyone. I may have similar moves and physique however, this is actually a video of Adam Dunlap, Director of Parkour.com, that I found…



Lawsuit claims Verisign shouldn’t have transferred domain name

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Suit alleges that domain name wasn’t owned by defendants named in class action. Bitseller, a company in Cyprus, says that Verisign shouldn’t have transferred the domain name Radaris.com as requested by a court and is asking (pdf) for at least $500,000 in damages. The backstory is interesting. In 2014,…



After NZ shooting, Epik has a Monster PR problem

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Domain name registrar Epik.com has come under fire from prominent domain investors and others after CEO Rob Monster suggested that video of the recent mosque shootings in New Zealand, which he hosted on an Epik service and shared on social media, was a hoax. Domainer-bloggers including Shane Cultra, Konstantinos Zournas, and…



Wisdom, Pot Stocks, Newest Unicorn Oh MY!

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: A few weeks ago we wrote about “The $800K, Worlds-Best, Weed Domain That Rick Schwartz Let Slip Away. And in today’s news we learn that after all my opining, the best weed name is CVS. The Secret Value of Wisdom The Only 4 Pure-Play Pot Stocks That Are…



Buying Stadia (or Other New TM) Domains Makes No Sense to Me

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: This week, Google announced a new gaming platform called Stadia. As I observed shortly after the news was announced, Google smartly acquired the brand match Stadia.com domain name in advance of the announcement. I did not notice other Stadia-related domain names registered by Google at the time I wrote my article,…



Scratch.org owner defends domain name in court

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Ravi Lahoti says he has owned the domain since 1998. Earlier this year Scratch Foundation, a non-profit that started at MIT, filed an in rem lawsuit (pdf) against the domain name Scratch.org claiming that the domain is cybersquatting. In the complaint, Scratch Foundation said it reached out to the…



187 Domain Discoveries for March 21st

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 3-21-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 3-21-19 Burl.com was the top close on Wednesday at $24,555, the name sold last April for $5,805. MB.org closed at $9,999. Top sales/closes from yesterday: burl.com 24,555 USD 2019-03-20 NameJet optim.com 20,420 USD 2019-03-20 GoDaddy 399999.com 16,002 USD 2019-03-20 GoDaddy mb.org 9,999 USD 2019-03-20 NameJet shang… Source: Domaining…



Burl.com sells for second time in less than a year

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Burl.com sold for the third time in 12 years and the second time in less than one year. The domain closed at $24,555 on NameJet and was the top close for Wednesday. The name sold for just $5,088 in April of 2018. That sale was down from the previous sale…



$223k in Sales on March 20th – Burl.com sold for $24,555 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Burl.com which sold for $24,555 at NameJet. NameBio recorded 246 sales $100+ for a total of $197,621 with an average sale price of $803. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 2% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



Another dot-brand bites the dust

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Honeywell International, a $40-billion-a-year US conglomerate, has become the last major company to dump its dot-brand gTLD. The company informed ICANN in February that it no longer wishes to run .honeywell, and ICANN yesterday published its preliminary decision not to transition the TLD to a new owner. Honeywell never used .honeywel……



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