Monthly archives: June, 2014

The new gTLD Crystal Ball

Michael Gilmour: A lot has been said about the new gTLDs over the past few months. Some of it good but most of it bad. The question that I’m going to try and answer in this article is what’s going to happen to all of the new registries across the next few years. The first…



3 Camera Crews, 3 Journalists, 17 Countries, 50 Commercials. How IBM Does Social Media!

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: PLUS: I Spammed Her Inbox. She Hired Me, StarMaker Updates App With ”Music Video Selfies’, Yahoo Upgraded, With Alibaba Valuation Seen At $214B, Google Launches Cookie Choices Website, Why 9-5 Won”t Work For Millennials, Google Penguin Recovery and Restaurant That Banned Tips Gives All Gratuity To Charity And…



I think I just found the cheapest place to buy .CLUB domains

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: As many of you know I have been bullish on a small handful of new gTLDs. With over 1,500 new gTLDs hitting the market I’ve also made it no secret that I think many are going to be worthless. So while I don’t think anyone should rush out and try to by…



Bodis: Faster PPC payments with a “Net 7″ system

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Bodis, the domain parking company, is introducing a new, faster payment system that will definitely please domainers. Unlike most PPC companies that pay 30-60 days after revenue is accrued in one’s account, Bodis will now be sending out payments following a “Net 7″ system; in other words, just a week after the…



How To Overcome “It’s Not For Sale”

By Simon Domainer Income: Blogs, conferences and meetups are filled with positive, almost heroic stories about how domain investors buy low and sell high. The problem is, nobody talks about the failures or the journey it took them to get there. They don’t talk about the struggle, all the time and $$$ spent. I know…



Domain Picks Dropping on July 1st 2014

By Mark DomainPicks.com: It’s a short list today but there are a few decent domains in there. I have been busy working on some end of quarter stuff today so I didn’t spend much time domaining, I can’t believe we’re halfway through 2014 already… Source: Domaining     



Just because you make seven — or eight — figures, doesn’t mean you live on Easy Street

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: PLUS: Wine.com.br takes to the air; Farmers charge their laptops using solar powered DONKEYS; Why nobody lives in so many of New York’s most expensive apartments; It’s 2025: You’ll Test Teleportation, Be Cured of Diabetes and More; Autopsy of America: Photos of dead shopping malls; The AP’s newest…



Flippa Recap: UMAD.com, Hows.com, Remortgage.net, Links.xyz, Thriller.com

By Aaron DomainShane.com: Listed below are some notable domain and website sales over the past week at Flippa. Some domains that sold BulkPriced.com and 200 other domains – $19,998 – Bidding was at $17,000, then someone picked it up at the BIN. You can see the domains in the listing – here. Remortgage.net – $3,600…



Start-up shocker: Do you still support .io domains after reading this?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A great investigative article at GIGAOM unveils “The dark side of .io” – the article reveals how the only benefactor from the registration of dot .io domains, is the British government. Making earnings from a “shady Cold War land deal“, the article describes the formation of the British Indian Ocean Terr… Source:…



Igloo DomainSponsor Marketplace Announced

By Elliot Silver I want to share an announcement that I received that is of personal interest and will likely be of interest to many people within the domain space. Over the course of the last few years, I’ve inquired about quite a few domain names owned by Oversee.net. Earlier this year, Rook acquired DomainSponsor…



Getting Started with Python and MySQL – Updated for 2014

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I’m a programming language nut. Since my days at CMU I have been fascinated by programming languages and finding the best language for each specific application. At Fashion Metric I write code in PHP and Python and use languages that I don’t consider coding (since they’re really just markup languages) like HTML…



“Pay What You Can” Logo or Banner Design Special

By Tia Wood TiaWood.com: I decided to try something new and run a promotion for logo and banner design. For today and tomorrow you can get a logo or banner designed for you and you simply pay what you can above $20. My logos typically run $100+, banners usually start at $90 so you are…



How I Write 8 Blog Posts a Week While Running 2 Companies

By Neil Patel You’ll never succeed at content marketing if you can’t create content on a regular basis. In essence, you need to learn how to streamline your content creation. The good news is it’s not that hard. I’ve figured out how to streamline my content creation process. It works so well that I write…



Some “End Users” Just Want to Pick a Fight

By Andrei Domaining Tips: Unfortunately, not all end users are reasonable. Quite frankly, some of them will be the exact opposite and if you’re not careful, you’ll end up wasting time/energy with them that could/should have been spent more wisely. Yes, some “end users” just want to pick a fight. I used brackets because they’re…



Go Daddy Launches Mobile Payment System “Get Paid”

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Go Daddy launched Get Paid today a new mobile payment service that partners with Paypal, Stripe and Dwolla. Tech Crunch covered the launch. These types of products are the ever continuing push to focus on small business and become a player in areas where Go Daddy did not compete prior…



The price of .bar was $100,000 to a school

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Wondering how the new gTLD registry Punto 2012 managed to get government approval for .bar, even though it’s a protected geographic term in Montenegro under ICANN rules? At least part of the deal seems to involve a 10-year, $100,000 commitment to fund a school in the tiny Montenegrin city of Bar,…



The Next Generation of the Internet

By Cathy Maddasion Domain Dispute: Radio interview with Jennifer Wolfe, Managing Director of Wolfe Domain on the next generation of internet domain names. Source: Domaining     



War over .Wine: Forbes tells France to zip it about gTLD domain names

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Eli Sugarman wrote a steamy article at Forbes, advising the French ICANN delegates to put a lid on it, cork it, or just plainly drop the argument altogether. The approval by ICANN of an allocation process for the dot .Wine and dot .Vin gTLDs, enraged the French officials, who called out ICANN…



Sometimes Taking A Loss On A Domain Sale Makes Sense

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Eric Borgos had put the domain weights.com on auction at Flippa a few weeks back, the auction ended unsold. After the auction the domain was sold in a post auction negotiation. The domain was purchased in May of 2012 for $32,000. At the time time Mike Berkens wrote a post congratulating…



In Search Of A New Registrar…

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: I have been using Fabulous and Dynadot for the past few years as my main registrars. I was using Moniker up until about 2007 but then I started transferring domains out. Their system was full of bugs, random things would … → Source: Domaining     



Daily Picks for .Travel Auction at SnapNames 6/30/14

By Grace Encirca.com: Check out these names that are available at snapnames: PARATY.TRAVEL BALLOON.TRAVEL FABULOUS.TRAVEL GAIA.TRAVEL Source: Domaining     



BREAKING!! Former CEO of Proctor and Gamble During Swash.com Reverse Hijacking set to be Named Ob…

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Afternoon Folks!! In just a few minutes President Obama is set to nominate Bob McDonald to head the Department of Veteran Affairs whom you might remember was the CEO of Proctor and Gamble when they were convicted of trying to reverse hijack the domain name Swash.com. In what was I…



Reverse Domain Name Hijacking: It’s Argentina versus Mexico in a UDRP

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A rare automatic finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking was delivered in a case where the Complainant, an Argentinian accounting firm, tried to wrestle a domain away from a Mexican Bank established more than 100 years ago. The RDNH finding was not initiated by the Complainant and it’s thus automatic; the sole…



Igloo to market 300k+ DomainSponsor domain names

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Domain name portfolio acquired by Rook Media will be marketed by Igloo. When Rook Media acquired DomainSponsor earlier this year, it also acquired Oversee.net’s large portfolio of domain names. Domain brokerage Igloo will begin marketing many of these domain names shortly, Igloo and Rook announced today. While not all…



Igloo DomainSponsor Marketplace Announced

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I want to share an announcement that I received that is of personal interest and will likely be of interest to many people within the domain space. Over the course of the last few years, I’ve inquired about quite a few domain names owned by Oversee.net. Earlier this year, Rook acquired…



Spy on recently backordered domain names with new service

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: SnoopNames monitors last-minute domain name backorders. A new service called SnoopNames claims to enable you to spy on other peoples’ backorders in order to backorder potentially valuable domain names. The site monitors various expired domain sites to spot initial backorders placed on domains in the last 24 hours before…



The Bitcoin Domain Name Boom

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Bitcoin Domains in the Spotlight Coin Desk did a piece on the boom in Bitcoin related domain names, Ron Jackson was quoted in the story. The story covers BTCS.com as well as BitcoinWallet.com which was sold for $250,000 by Niko Younts. Niko talks in the article about prices rising for…



Price Of .US Domains Goes Up Tomorrow

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Neustar, the .us registry, is increasing the price of .US domains tomorrow. So from July 1st 2014 all .us domain registrations and renewals will cost an extra $0.50 in wholesale. That is the registrar price increase. I have not received … → Source: Domaining     



College Copywriters Launches New Online Content Marketplace

By Brian Diener Brian Diener: After months of hard work, my startup College Copywriters is announcing the launch of our new platform. We have been providing high quality web content to publishers, SEO firms and individual clients since 2011, but this new platform gives us the ability to scale our production and reach more clients…



Two character domain Y8.org lost in UDRP

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: This has to be a real bummer for the owner of Y8.org, a domain used as a repository of online flash games. In this case, the Complainant is a games entertainment company based in Hong Kong, China, Web Entertainment LLC, operating from Y8.com. Unfortunately for the Respondent, the timing of the acquisition…



Ching.com Flipped For Profit After 6 Months

By Mike DomainAnimal.com: Bought on Namejet this past January, the domain Ching.com was resold in Sedo’s GreatDomains auction which closed last Thursday. While eyeballing a domain at Sedo’s latest monthly GreatDomains auction which closed this past Thursday, another domain, Ching.com caught my eye because I knew I had seen it before in the not too……



Cannabis Oil For A Chemotherapy Alternative; Steve Jobs Lonely Lunch

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Get that stock! PLUS: Walmart to Slash iPhone 5C and 5S Prices to $29 and $99 Friday; Defending Yesterday Is More Risky Than Making Tomorrow;Larry Page On Google+: “We’re Super Excited About It”; Apple’s Leadership Gets A Vote Of Confidence From Institutional…;How Do You Know If Your Career…



My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 6-30-2014 eTransgender, Really Cute, Transport News

By Jason Thompson JasonThompson: It’s hard to believe that it is almost July! Time flies when you are working a normal 9 to 5 job. It’s probably because of the set routine most of Source: Domaining     



.London ads spotted in London last week

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Here are some ads for the .London domain name spotted in London during the ICANN conference. I spent last week in London at the ICANN meeting. This was interesting timing because the city is gearing up for the launch of .London, which should prove to be a strong new…



About those .io domain names…

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Few tech startups understand the origins of their clever domain names. David Meyer of GigaOm published a story this morning titled “The dark side of .io: How the U.K. is making web domain profits from a shady Cold War land deal.” The story explains the country code top level…



Why Is Neustar Allowing Nicaragua To Use A .US Doman for Their Offical Visitor Site?

By Michael Berkens The Domains: I saw a full page ad in a travel magazine a few weeks ago for the website VisitNicaragua.us. It was a very nice full color ad which promoted the country as a great tourist destination. The domain name is registered to the Nicaraguan Tourism Board and whose registered address on…



THE BIG AFTERMARKET LIST: Sunday’s Domains at Auction or Dropping on June 30th, 2014

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: I transferred my domains out of Moniker yesterday. Moniker used to be my second favorite registrar after Godaddy but I just didn’t feel comfortable with my domains there. I’m sure most of the problems from the past few weeks would have been overcome but I need to consolidate my domains anyway. It…



Bieber plug has no impact on .tattoo sales

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Justin Bieber used his extensive social media channels to plug a .tattoo domain name to his bazillions of “beliebers” last week, but so far the plug has had no impact on sales of the gTLD. The pop singer, beloved of 11-year-old girls worldwide, tweeted and Facebooked about the domain joker.tattoo, which…



Infographic: How did .eu do in 2013?

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: This infographic was published by EURid, the .eu registry, and offers a quick overview of some key performance indicators for the .eu top-level domain in the year 2013. Source: Domaining     



Unanimous support for new ICANN appeals process

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The Generic Names Supporting Organization has issued an “unprecedented” statement of “unanimous” support for a new way for ICANN community members to appeal ICANN decisions. All seven constituency groups signed onto a statement that was read by representatives of registries, non-commercial users and intellectu… Source: Domaining     



Daily Sales Recap 6-29-14 CustomPens.com sells for $10,109 on NameJet

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Sales Recap 6-29-14 CustomPens.com sold for $10,109 on NameJet and there were a couple nice CVCV.com sales on Go Daddy Auctions. Pana.com sold for $8,100. There was a .xyz sighting as Links.xyz sold for $1,000. No bids but a negotiated sale post auction, it will be interesting to see if…



Google TLDs, Their New Registar and Their Army of Developers

By Michael Cyger DomainSherpa.com: Google is spending part of their billions in profits on 100 new top-level domains and launching a new registrar, Google Domains. In this presentation, given at Google I/O 2014, Google provides an overview of their domain name plans for the future. Related Articles That May Interest You How to Sell a…



10 Forgotten Truths to Help You Get Through Hard Times; 11 Things To Be Thankful For Today

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Yes I am multi-faceted I can do both the doom and gloom and cheerleader posts! Aaron Swartz’s father thinks he’d be alive today if he were never… 3 Things Your Company MUST Be Doing in this Digital Age; Facebook admits manipulating users’ emotions by modifying news feeds; Are…



Weekend Musings

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Hello, happy Sunday, and welcome to my weekend musings. The last week was one of the busiest weeks of the last decade. Techstars, as a startup accelerator is doing exactly what I had imagined, accelerating us by thrusting us into the heart of the Austin startup, VC, and angel investing scene. It’s…



Elliot’s blog reviews the ‘Goat Simulator’

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Elliot’s blog contains lots of useful tidbits of information, and this one came across as one of the funniest ever: a review of the Goat Simulator – a video game where you actually play as a goat. Says Elliot: “There are some games with a complicated premise, massive backstory, years of engine…



Not On A Bet – .COM Drop Finds — 100+ Items

By DomainBELL.com DropGRABS.com: Not On A Bet .COM Drop Finds Drops – Hand Selected More than 100+ items – Available – Grab for Reg Fee ::: Domains ::: WannaFlip.com WickerDen.com DirtyTask.com DetailDIY.com DiyPundit.com NotOnABet.com OhSoVogue.com More on DropGrabs.com Source: Domaining     



Flippa – A Look Forward: Movie.info, Movies.biz, Puddles.com, AllentownRealEstate.com

By Aaron DomainShane.com: Reserve Met and Will Sell Movie.info – up to $8,700 on 103 bids. Has moved up from the bidding of $3,250 a week ago. Just for fun…..I checked NameBio, and Movie.mobi sold for $20,500 and Movie.pro sold for $22,000. Both back in 2007. Yes, I realize that’s an apples/oranges comparison. Borough.com –…



Close call with .XYZ but no cherry was popped!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Today we had a close call with the .XYZ gTLD – the right arm of Network Solutions robo-registration masterpiece. Willing to challenge our luck, we promised to register one .XYZ domain, thus popping our cherry like Rick Schwartz – if Greece won against Costa Rica. Fortunately, the game was decided in a…



Sunday Updates & Thoughts

By Elliot Silver It’s been difficult to get work done during the day while watching the World Cup during the last couple of weeks. Many of the games have been thrilling, and it’s been enjoyable to watch the US Men’s National Team play. I’m excited for their second round game against Belgium on Tuesday. Speaking…



Domain Picks Dropping on June 30th 2014

By Mark DomainPicks.com: If you watch alot of American news like I do no doubt you see lots of pharmaceutical commercials, apparently lots of people that watch too much news need lots of medicating, I am always amazed at the long list of side effects that take up… Source: Domaining     



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