Will the decline of Venture Capital in China increase demand for domain names?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: For those who know me, you know that I read the Wall Street Journal every day, have for years – moved from the paper version to the digital version a few years ago. I’m possibly one of the only people who reads the Journal and watches Cheddar eSports news updates every day,…



Sedo LLLL.com Auction Results

By Elliot Silver Sedo held a special auction this past week featuring four letter .com domain names. The auction concluded earlier this afternoon, and the results of the auction are below. In total, 83 LLLL.com domain names were sold for a total value of around $40,000 USD. The sales have not yet closed, so they…



Godaddy No Reserve Auctions: Ending 11/14

Godaddy No Reserve Auctions: Ending 11/14 Godaddy No Reserve Auctions Ending Soon Top Investor PicksAuction End Time: 11/14/2019 11:00 am*(PST) Click on a domain to be redirected to the auction listing Domain Current Price (no reserve) coolingcentral.com $94 (1 bid) teamworkfirst.com $89 ballroompoker.com $89 solarrenovation.com $89 eastbayfinance.com $89 shamrockslots.com $89 maplewhiskey.com $89 modernwaikiki.com $89 linkforcash.com…



365111.com sold for $19,700

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Share & Discuss your Bank Domain Names / Liquid Domains Overview – Q3 2019 / Challenging Domain Names for Abusive Registration: UDRP and ACPA / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain … → Source: Domaining     



Ethos Capital Acquisition of Public Interest Registry (.ORG) Stirs Controversy

DNJournal: A private equity firm’s acquisition of the Public Interest Registry and it popular .org TLD (closely associated with non-profits) is raising hackles in the domain world. Source: Domaining     



Meet Dr. Paul Mockapetris: Inventor of the Domain Name System

By Bob Hawkes NamePros.com: Over the years domain investors and website developers change DNS settings countless times, and the whole system just works. The field of domain name investment exists because standards were developed to robustly link domain names and internet addresses. This means that names that resonate with humans have great value. At the…



TM.Com Changes Hands for $1.25 Million in Deal Handled by Mark Thomas at VIPBrokerage.com

DNJournal: Chalk up another home run for VIP Brokerage Founder & CEO Mark Thomas. His firm now has two of the four biggest sales reported this year to date! Source: Domaining     



Qatar tourism council wins VisitQatar.com in cybersquatting dispute

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: It was a very complicated case. Qatar National Tourism Council has won a UDRP it filed against the domain name VisitQatar.com. It’s a mind-numbing case. The discussion of the first prong of UDRP, whether or not the domain is identical or confusingly similar to a mark in which the…



Sedo LLLL.com Auction Results

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Sedo held its GreatDomains auction this past week, featuring four letter .com domain names. The auction concluded earlier this afternoon, and the results of the auction are below. In total, 83 LLLL.com domain names were sold for a total value of around $40,000 USD. The sales have not yet closed, so…



#Sedo report on the LLLL .com #domain auctions that completed today

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Sedo, a premium DomainGang sponsor, shared the results of its 4 letter .com auction that lasted for a week and completed today. The auction attracted hundreds of bids, and the results are below – no auction surpassed four figures, and those 83 domain names are bolded below: klot.com 3200 GBP rcrm.com 2950…



CentralNic in talks to acquire Team Internet

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: CentralNic is in advanced discussions to acquire advertising company Team Internet. Domain name company CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) is in talks to acquire Team Internet AG, the company confirmed today. Team Internet operates two online advertising businesses. The first is a traditional domain parking company called ParkingCrew. The… Source:…



Liquid Domains Overview Q3 2019

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Giuseppe Graziano released his liquid domains report for Q3 2019. The report focuses on the 614,928 .com domains we call “liquid”. The objective of the report is to present key statistics and generate a debate amongst the industry stakeholders about the fair value of such domains. ESCROW.COM SALES VOLUME TOTAL SALES…



How to verify website authenticity?

By admin WhoisXmlApi.com: The Internet is an ever-growing ocean of knowledge, opportunities, and conveniences. At the same time, immense swaths of that ocean are filled with fake websites, scams, and increasingly efficient and sophisticated ways to steal the 21st century’s greatest treasure – … → Source: Domaining     



Is now the time for Punchh to go after Punch.com?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: So today it was reported that Punchh a company that did loyalty cards that has now expanded to analytics raised $40 million. Punch.com is owned by Dr. Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. They also own and have the trademark for Hawaiian Punch. Punch.com which surprisingly has a registration date of 2005 as…



Oliver Hoger still owes me the attorney fees

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Oliver Hoger still owes me the attorney fees after 1 year since he lost in the Greek courts. If you don’t know what happened then please read these 3 articles: Namejet domain name auction front running continues. This time with an Oliver Hoger owned domain. Oliver Hoger filed a court injunction…



AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 13, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on November 13, 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…



Know When to Hold ‘em, Know When to Sell ‘em

By Jamie Zoch Uniregistry.com: The Gambler by Kenny Rogers speaks volumes with its lyrics: “You’ve got to know when to hold ’em, Know when to fold ’em, Know when to walk away, And know when to run” which relates to domain name sales, not just poker. Consider this, you get a good offer to ……



Canadian Organization takes on Global Domain Name Disputes

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: A new player is entering the domain dispute arena. The Canadian International Internet Dispute Resolution Centre or (CIIDRC) put out a press release announcing their entry into the world of UDRP. Press release: MONTREAL, Nov. 13, 2019 /CNW/ – The Canadian International Internet Dispute Resolution Centre (CIIDRC) is thrille… Source:…



#Domain for a King: Raja.com #UDRP thrown out

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Raja is the Hindi word for “king” and the domain Raja.com represents that. Registered in 1995, Raja.com appears to have been parked on a PPC services lander at Sedo. There is no indication that the domain has been developed – in the traditional sense – since at least 2007. A UDRP filed…



The economics of .org domain names

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Ethos Capital just bought a license to print money. Yesterday, Internet Society announced it was selling the .Org registry to a private equity company. The price has not yet been disclosed, but it was surely a very high figure, as I will explain. .Org is the second most valuable…



175 Domain Discoveries for November 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…



$267k in Sales on November 13th – 4600.com sold for $68,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: GoDaddy had the top four sales yesterday led by 4600.com which sold for $68,000. NameBio recorded 276 sales $100+ for a total of $247,086 with an average sale price of $895. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 9% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday November 14th, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: So evidently doctors start caring about you when you turn 50. In the US, health care is pretty much reactionary. You come in when you get sick. Heaven forbid you get a physical because if you try, they schedule you out 6 months because they are too busy being reactionary . But…



Brandable domain name sales week 44 & 45: Saxx.com, Orius.com, Thinkster.com

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: We have a double dose of sales data for you as we list all reported brandable domain names sales from the last couple of weeks in this post. A whopping 18 of them reached five-figures showing that the market for this segment is smoking hot at the moment. The top sale…



Creative URL Marketing Similarities by “Gordon & Partners” & “Morgan & Morgan”

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: PALM BEACH, FL – Two law firms which I often get somewhat confused have marketing strategies which seem extremely similar. First is “Gordon & Partners, P.A.”, lawyers with four offices in South Florida which utilize the “For the Injured” trademark and have their site located at https://www.fortheinjured.com. The second is “Morgan……



3-Letter .Coms Claim 3 of Week’s 5 Biggest Sales – One of Year’s 10 Biggest Non .Com gTLD Sales A…

DNJournal: This week the domain aftermarket produced something for everyone. The .coms had their usual full plate but the non .com gTLDs and ccTLDs scored too. Source: Domaining     



PIR, Operator of .Org Registry, to be Acquired

By Elliot Silver George Kirikos alerted me to a press release announcing that Public Interest Registry (PIR) is set to be acquired by a private equity company called Ethos Capital. The news was announced in a press release a short while ago: Just as I predicted, .ORG is being sold to private equity. #ICANN Ethos…



Screwed: .ORG gets sold to a private equity firm called Ethos Capital

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: I am mad so all I can say today is that we got screwed as expected. .ORG just got sold to a private equity firm called Ethos Capital. Prepare for the $200 per year .org domain. And I blame the US for this shit show. The deep corruption in the United…



With Price Caps Removed, Dot Org Domain Name Registry Acquired by Ethos Capital

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: PALM BEACH, FL – In a move that surprises few industry experts, Public Interest Registry (PIR), the Reston, Virginia-based not-for-profit created by the Internet Society in 2002 to manage the “.org” top-level domain name has been acquired by private equity management firm Ethos Capital. The acquisition comes shortly after ICANN, The…



Shopa.com sold for $10,252

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Credit card for domain payments over 5000 / Chai.tv sold for $1,000! / Why Did a Kansas City Dealership Pay $3,695 for a $10 Domain Name? / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Horse racing/ betting odds domains –…



Sedo turns away .CO domain in favor of .CX in their latest domain auction

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Well here’s a weird one. Sedo is running an iGaming auction and I noticed some interesting data concerning what domains they’re accepting into the auction. In short, they are turning away .CO domains but letting in .CX. Domain Investor Johan (who goes by @DoseBuy on Twitter) posted this tweet sharing two of…



4600.com closes at $68,000 and another interesting 4N.com story

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: 4600.com expired at GoDaddy auctions and just closed at $68,000. This sale should go through at some price at least it can’t be renewed. Back in September 4065.com closed at $14,294 but apparently some people didn’t pay and the name was eventually settled at $504. Someone I know confirmed the…



End User 4 Letter Double X .COM Beats Out 3 Letter .COMs in Sedo Weekly Sales List

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: PALM BEACH, FL – When Sedo released its weekly sales list yesterday, a list of public transactions above $2,000., the weeks highlights included saxx.com (purchased by www.saxxunderwear.com) sold for $65,000 USD as well as three, three letter .com domains: OLI.com at $50,000 USD, ZEQ.com at $44,030 USD and DYO.com at $35,000…



Unethical Capital LLC acquired RIP #domain registry in all-cash transaction

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: PR Domain Wire – San Fransisco / CA – Via Internet News Global hedge fund managers, Unethical Capital LLC, has acquired veteran domain industry underdog registry, RIP. The all-cash, under the table transaction was welcomed by financial analysts, all while it received the blessings of Internet overseer, ICANNT. “We a… Source: Domaining…



The interesting connection between the .Org deal and ICANN

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Former ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé appears to have a connection to the latest big deal in the domain name industry. This morning, Internet Society announced it is selling Public Interest Registry, the non-profit that runs the .org domain name, to Ethos Capital. Ethos Capital isn’t exactly a household name….



Selling off PIR, did ISOC just throw .org registrants under a bus?

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Public Interest Registry is to lose its not-for-profit status, dramatically increasing the chances of .org price increases, under an acquisition deal announced this evening. The Internet Society is selling PIR to a brand-new private investment firm called Ethos Capital Investors, which is run by two people with ties to the domain…



AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 12, 2019

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



PIR, Operator of .Org Registry, to be Acquired

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: George Kirikos alerted me to a press release announcing that Public Interest Registry (PIR) is set to be acquired by a private equity company called Ethos Capital. The news was announced in a press release a short while ago: Just as I predicted, .ORG is being sold to private equity. #ICANN…



Breaking: Private Equity company acquires .Org registry

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: I thought this might happen. And now it has. Fresh off ICANN’s blunder letting Public Interest Registry set whatever price it wants for .org domain names, Internet Society has sold the .org registry to private equity company Ethos Capital. Game. Set. Match. This gives Internet Society a huge (as…



Rival dot-brand bidders in settlement talks, seek auction delay

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Two companies called Merck have managed to delay an ICANN auction for the .merck dot-brand top-level domain. The two companies applied for .merck in 2012 and have spent the last almost eight years conducting a battle for the string using various ICANN conflict and appeals mechanisms. Earlier this year, ICANN placed…



Romoni.xyz: Enjoy salon and spa service from the comfort of your home with today’s #WebsiteWednesday

By Team XYZ Gen.XYZ: Romoni.xyz – GoDaddy customer (Bangladesh) Busy parents and professionals know how tough it can be to find time for beauty and self-care. Between booking multiple appointments, driving to the salon, and finding parking, a simple manicure and facial could eat up hours out of their day. One female CEO and co-founder…



Name.com New gTLD Domain Deals from $1.99. Cheap Domain Hunting.

By Page Howe DN.BIZ: Most of you probably never made it past “New Tlds”. For those who did lets see if we can make some money. I’ll tell you how I have used these discounts and why I keep doing it. I usually highlight … → The post Name.com New gTLD Domain Deals from $1.99….



Rick2020 : The #Domain King’s latest registrations point to #Asheville

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Rick Schwartz is already busy gearing up for the new year, 2020. The Rick.TV project will most likely take off as a shortcut to YouTube videos, but the Domain King already has another Jack in his sleeve. A fresh domain name registration, Rick2020.com, would appear as if Rick Schwartz is after some…



Why this weird domain sold for so much money

By Kassey Lee Domain Name Wire: It might not make sense to Westerners, but it does to people in China. Have you wondered why some mixed letter and number domains can sell for 4 or even 5 figures? Sometimes a little bit of research can reveal the possible reason. 520HB(.)com is a good example. On…



Crafty respondent gets to keep the #domain name Craftsmans.com despite #UDRP

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A crafty response by the registrant of Craftsmans.com, a 2001 registration, led to their victory at the WIPO. The Complainant, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., filed the UDRP citing its famous CRAFTSMAN brand and mark. The self-represented Respondent, whose wife apparently contacted the Complainant with a $38,000 dollar quote, provi… Source: Domaining…



191 Domain Discoveries for November 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…



$212k in Sales on November 12th – WVY.com sold for $15,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was WVY.com which sold for $15,000 at NameJet. NameBio recorded 253 sales $100+ for a total of $191,786 with an average sale price of $758. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 17% in the number of sales but the total dollar…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday November 13th, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I thought it was pretty cool that Escrow.com had the back of Kate Buckley the other day. If you hadn’t heard, a NamesPro user named OffTheHandle (anyone who knows his real name please email it to me so I can give him proper credit) accused Kate Buckley of lying about her sales….



4600.com at $51,000 closes today at GoDaddy

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Not too often does an expired 4N.com make it to the last day on GoDaddy auctions. They usually get renewed, but 4600.com is past 30 days expired and cannot be renewed as it’s registered at GoDaddy. The auction is currently at $51,000. Only 14 reported 4N.com sales in 2019. 2018 had…



What percentage of reported domain sales do you believe?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: The domain industry can only prove so much, domain sales are reported to DN Journal, recorded by and sometimes reported to Namebio. Blogs will sometimes break a story with a domain sale that no one else knew about. All these platforms rely on trust to a great degree, there is…



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