More people should respond to domain offers like Shane does

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: One of my favorite sayings is, “businesses don’t do business with businesses, people do business with people.” This saying rings true in so many different scenarios but I think it’s especially pertinent in the domain name world. As domain investors we all get lots of offers on our domain names that are…



Weekly Domain Name Sales Summary Feb 6 – 12, 2019

By Bob Hawkes NameTalent.com: This is the weekly domain sales report (using NameBio listed data) for the 7 day period from Feb 6–12, 2019. The daily summaries section below summarizes each day in the format date, number of sales, average price, median price, number of sales at or above $1000, and the total sales volume….



Time for the UK to switch from .CO.UK to .UK

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Share your domains with the word “Pet” / New.video sold for $7,000 / Investment: Decibel.co – Cost: $17 – Sold: $1,000 – Profit: $983.00 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain … → Source: Domaining     



Mention How Domain Was Acquired in Offer Email

By Elliot Silver I tend to buy my most valuable domain names in private acquisitions. Oftentimes, the domain names I want to buy are owned by companies that no longer need these domain names. I have found that sometimes the domain names were acquired by the current registrant as a result of a corporate acquisition….



Best WordPress Popup Plugin – (Review Updated For Winter of 2019)

By Lars Lofgren Popups are a controversial topic, to say the least. Are they effective? Are they annoying? Do they work? Truthfully, the answer depends on who you ask. According to a study from Sumo that analyzed nearly two billion popups, the average conversion rate for a website popup is 3.09%. The top 10% of…



Breaking Badness Episode 2

By Kelsey LaBelle African or European EXEs Coming up this week on Breaking Badness. Today we discuss the a malware-ridden mail attachment from a Super Mario Image, DNS Manipulation in Venezuela, and Malware… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



GoDaddy 2018 report: revenue up 15.5% ($695.8m), domains revenue up 11.6% ($314.3m)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018. “Entrepreneurism is a way of life for hundreds of millions of people around the world. At GoDaddy we have made strong advances in the tools and experience we offer, enabling us to serve…



Top 10 Domains Owned by Future Media Architects: Media.com, AI.com, Cool.com…

By James Iles NamePros.com: Founded in 2002 by Thunayan Al-Ghanim, Future Media Architects (FMA) has amassed a portfolio spanning thousands of premium domain names. Historically, FMA has been known to rarely sell their domains. However, since transferring over 100,000 domain names to Uniregistry in 2014, the company has sold many one-word names… Source: Domaining     



Natasa Djukanovic Interview on Thrive Global

By Elliot Silver Natasa Djukanovic is the Chief Marketing Officer of the .ME registry, a ccTLD extension from the country of Montenegro. As you probably know, .ME has been positioned as a mainstream generic TLD with an alternative meaning to its country code utility, since its domain names became available to register a little over…



Chaos Reigns on This Week’s Domain Sales Chart – Top Two Sales Total Nearly 500K

DNJournal: The 2019 sales season continues to show strength. Our latest weekly Top 20 Sales Chart is led by a pair of heavyweights that total nearly $500,000. Source: Domaining     



GoDaddy tops $3 billion bookings in 2018

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company crosses milestone as growth continues. GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) released Q4 2018 and full-year earnings today after the market closed. The company crossed $3 billion in bookings in 2018, coming in at $3.01 billion, up 15.0% from 2017. Revenue was $2.23 billion, up 19.2%. GoDaddy expects slower revenue growth…



Grand Ambitions For Cryptocurrency

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Facebook Alternative, Crypto, TRON, Colorado Marijuana Sales, Design School, Future, Bitcoin IS CRYPTO ITS OWN ASSET CLASS? INDUSTRY EXPERTS WEIGH IN Colorado marijuana sales top $6B since 2014 legalization How Fyre Festival Burned Through $26 Million in Cash WILL MACHINES RUN THE… Source: Domaining     



Who is the best registrar in 2019 and why?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: I am asked every week who is the best domain registrar? My answer is always it depends on your specific needs and interests. For me it’s Epik, GoDaddy, Name.com. Epik.com for the pricing, all the tools provided such as escrow, free privacy, marketplace, payment plans, etc… GoDaddy for their reach,…



Mention How Domain Was Acquired in Offer Email

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I tend to buy my most valuable domain names in private acquisitions. Oftentimes, the domain names I want to buy are owned by companies that no longer need these domain names. I have found that sometimes the domain names were acquired by the current registrant as a result of a corporate…



Wix hits 4 million paid subscribers

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company adds 147k net paying subscribers during Q4. Website building system Wix (NASDAQ: WIX) (Wix review) reported earnings and subscriber numbers today. The company added a net 147,000 premiums subscriptions in Q4, reaching 4.0 million overall (rounded). That’s 24% growth in subscriptions compared to the end of 2017. Wix…



AUCTION RECAP OF FEBRUARY 19, 2019

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



Unique idea to help grow domain industry

By AbdulBasit Makrani AbdulBasit.com: Hello and Assalamo Alaikum, I always think about making our domain industry more stronger than ever. I’ve come up with a simple but great idea and if this can be implemented, it will be helpful for all domainers participating in this great cause. There are many instances where domainer gets hit…



NathanGao.xyz: International designer takes his work with McDonald’s and Michael Kors to a global…

By Team XYZ Gen.XYZ: NathanGao.xyz – Xin net customer (China) If you’re an entrepreneur in 2019, you’re likely thinking about how your work or business can reach a global network of potential customers and partners. Fortunately, you can take a tip from this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, NathanGao.xyz. Though based in China, Nathan Gao shows how to…



ISP files lawsuit to recover Inch.com domain name

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company alleges that Inch.com and Siteline.com are stolen. A New York internet service provider has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to recover Inch.com and Siteline.com, which it says are stolen domain names that the company registered in 1995. Internet Channel Corp. filed the in rem lawsuit in Virginia last week….



January 2019 reported domain sales come in at $6.53 million

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: The first month of 2019 showed $6.5 million in reported sales according to Namebio. $2.3 million was courtesy of NamesCon’s live auction results. Sales for January 2019 came in at $6,535,408 ($2,337,461 NamesCon). The big sales in January were OL.com $900,000, Leads.com at $435,000 and DomainNames.com at $370,000. Sales for Aug……



Poll : Are you going to attend the #domainer meetup in #Asheville, NC?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Rick Schwartz’s return as a domain conference organizer is official. The TRAFFIC conference founder ran the show for a decade before – temporarily – retiring in person. TRAFFIC ended in 2014. Now, the Domain King is openly rolling out a new domainer meetup in the formerly sleepy town of Asheville, North Carolina….



Daily Domain Picks 2-20-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 2-20-19 WeedMagazine.com closed at $10,000 to lead the way on Tuesday. New.video sold for $7,000 on Sedo, not too many .video sales on Namebio. Top sales/closes from yesterday: weedmagazine.com 10,000 USD 2019-02-19 GoDaddy new.video 7,000 USD 2019-02-19 Sedo digitalfactory.com 6,999 USD 2019-02-19 NameJet 87718.co… Source: Domaining     



#OrangeVanilla .com : The new #Coke flavor is a huge #domain

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The Coca Cola company has created a new soda flavor, Orange Vanilla, and reviewers love it. Orange Vanilla Coke and Orange Vanilla Coke Zero Sugar – the first Coca-Cola trademark flavor innovations in over a decade – hit stores nationwide on February 25 in a range of packaging options. Creating a new…



.Inc domains will be about $60,000 at Early Access

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Start a purchase order if you want to buy a .Inc domain in April. Yesterday was day one of early access for .Dev domain names. I watched with amusement as Google’s Ben McIlwain (podcast) responded to complaints on twitter about the $10,000+ price tag. He explained that it was…



Natasa Djukanovic Interview on Thrive Global

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Natasa Djukanovic is the Chief Marketing Officer of the .ME registry, a ccTLD extension from the country of Montenegro. As you probably know, .ME has been positioned as a mainstream generic TLD with an alternative meaning to its country code utility, since its domain names became available to register a little…



Yanks beat Aussies to accountancy gTLD

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The contention set for .cpa has been resolved, clearing the way for a new accountancy-themed gTLD. The winner is the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, which submitted two bids for the string — one “community”, one vanilla, both overtly defensive in nature — back in 2012. Its main rival, CPA…



173 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…



Would you pay $19,000 for a .Holdings domain?

By Ghost DomainMagazine.com: Go.Holdings sells for $19,000 at Sedo Source: Domaining     



Google launched .dev domains

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Google registry officially launched .dev domain names yesterday. Starting February 19 at 8:00 a.m. PT and through February 28, .dev domains are available to register as part of the Early Access Program, where you can secure your desired domains for an additional fee. The fee starts at about $12,000 (on top…



$174k in Sales on February 19th – WeedMagazine.com sold for $10,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: GoDaddy had the top sale of the day for three days in a row, this time it was WeedMagazine.com which sold for $10,000. NameBio recorded 247 sales $100+ for a total of $151,187 with an average sale price of $612. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 5%…



Surprise! Most private Whois look-ups come from Facebook

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Facebook is behind almost two-thirds of requests for private Whois data, according to stats published by Tucows this week. Tucows said that it has received 2,100 requests for Whois data since it started redacting records in the public database when the General Data Protection Regulation came into effect last May. But…



Google launches .dev with some big-name anchor tenants

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Google is bringing .dev to general availability this week, and it’s already signed up some recognizable brands as anchor tenants. Salesforce.com, GitHub and Cloudflare are among several outfits that have already developed web sites using pre-launch .dev domains granted to them by Google Registry. Salesforce is offering develope… Source: Domaining     



Sales: The Art of Persuasion​​. Then SHUT-UP!

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! Sales are about the “Art of Persuasion. Persuading someone with no interest to have great interest and eventually buy. Persuasion starts with a seed followed by reason and benefit. Not the benefit of the seller, but the benefit of the buyer. The benefit of the buyer? How do…



The internet is about to get a lot gayer

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Seven years after four companies applied for the .gay top-level domain, we finally have a winner. Three applicants, including the community-driven bid that has been fighting ICANN for exclusive recognition for years, this week withdrew their applications, leaving Top Level Design the prevailing bidder. Top Level Design is the Portlan… Source:…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday February 20th, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: So our great state of Illinois just passed a new minimum wage law moving it to $15 an hour. Its a raise over 5 years which comes out to be a little more than a $1 per year. I’m conflicted about the wage hike in that I have been a proponent for…



$46,500; Billing.io sold for $7,950

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: A tool that can tell you if a domain is eligible for transfer / Does it seem that there are more domain investors than end users? / Buying .com domains where at-least 5 other extensions are registered – Total Budget: $700.00 / And more! Here are the new discussions…



Setup Google Analytics in 3 Steps – The Beginner’s Guide

By Lars Lofgren I remember the first site I ever worked on — a blog I built in college. After getting the site live, I heard I needed Google Analytics so I set it up. A few days went by. Nothing really happened. Then… all of sudden… I received my first visitor! Holy cow, someone…



Does My Domain Name Suck – Episode #9

By Omar OmarAndWill.com: Episode #9 is here! This series is picking up steam and its all because of you! It’s been fun digging into different domain portfolios and see exactly what types of domains each of you like to purchase. The ultimate goal with these videos is to help you with your overall domain buying…



Might Be Good Time to Revisit That .Org Portfolio; Which to Hold, How Many to Grab

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK, NY – According to industry news website DNJournal.com, the registry behind .org domain names, Public Interest Registry, or otherwise known as PIO, has got itself a new CEO. Although personally I had never come across the name before, DNJournal describes incoming Chief Executive Officer Jon Nevett as a well-known…



CellGene.com UDRP Results in RDNH

By Elliot Silver A UDRP panel ruled that the CellGene.com UDRP was a case of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization, and it is case #D2018-2673. The UDRP was filed by a large publicly traded pharmaceutical company called Celgene. This is the second RDNH finding on a…



GoDaddy Landing Page Change Promotes Domain Buy Service

By Elliot Silver GoDaddy is the largest domain name registrar in the world with many millions of domain names registered there. Many of the domain names registered by customers are not being used and have a default landing page shown to visitors. This landing page has changed over the years, and I recently noticed a…



Sedo weekly sales led by DuoBank.com

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Sedo released their weekly sales and DuoBank.com was the top sale at 30,000 GBP, ($39,197). Sail.me sold for $21,500 a great sale for an extension that has not been doing much in the way of big sales for a few years. LangKawi.com also sold for $21,500. 37 .com sales 21…



#Sedo sales report : #Domain names sold between 2/11/2019 – 2/18/2019 topped by DuoBank.com

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Welcome to the latest edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales, this time we cover the days spanning February 11th, 2019 – February 18th, 2019. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, sponsors of DomainGang. As a side note, GreatDomain auctions at Sedo are now bi-monthly. This report contains 3 domains…



Google’s .Dev domains are now available…for a hefty price

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Wealthy developers can get a .Dev domain today. Others should wait until next week. Today is the first day that non-trademark holders can register domain names ending in .Dev. Google is releasing the domain name in Early Access today. The Dutch-auction style phase started at 4:00PM UTC. On the…



AUCTION RECAP OF FEBRUARY 18, 2019

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



RDW.com : Aged #LLL .com #domain threatened via the #UDRP process

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: RDW.com, a three letter .com domain registered in 1999, ended up being challenged via the UDRP process. The Complainant, RDW Imports, Inc., attempted to use a 2018 trademark application with the USPTO as the basis of their UDRP case filing. The Respondent stated: “Respondent’s domain name merely consists of th… Source: Domaining…



New Public Interest Registry CEO Jon Nevett Seeks to Position .ORG as the Best TLD, Period

DNJournal: In the early days of domaining people debated whether .net or .org was the best alternative to .com. The new CEO at PIR thinks .org was, and is, the best TLD, period. Source: Domaining     



Tucows releases “Tiered Access” Whois request data

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: 2,100 requests for Whois data so far. Domain name registrar Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) released data today about requests for Whois information under its tiered access program. The company started the program following the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Policy (GDPR) last year. At that time, Tucows…



WIPO panel says Celgene tried to mislead it in cybersquatting claim

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Panel says Celgene left important communications out of filing. A three-person World Intellectual Property Organization panel has found Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name CellGene.com. Through an intermediary, Celgene tried to buy the domain name in 2018, 15 years after th……



Cellgene.com : UDRP panel finds Complainant guilty of Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The UDRP against the domain Cellgene.com ended with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The Complainant in this case, Celgene Corporation of Summit, New Jersey, touted their 13 billion USD revenue in 2017 to signify its size and status. And yet, their approach to wrestle the domain away from its registrant…



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