Monthly archives: July, 2014

Daily Sales Recap 7-31-14 Casinos.mx sells for $10,000 on Sedo

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Sales Recap 7-31-14 Casinos.mx sells for $10,000 on Sedo, always the strong keyword no matter the extension. iEducation sold for $4,300 on NameJet, I like the iKeyword names and I think this is an excellent one. Sedo Sales choicerx.com (1,000 USD) hush.me (1,500 USD) p-ple.com (1,475 USD) wadie.com (2,500 EUR)…



Keyword Rich Longtail .COM’s – Available Reg Fee Opps — 45+ Items and Some People’s Names in .COM

By DomainBELL.com DropGRABS.com: Longtail Keyword Rich Drops – Hand Selected and Some People’s Names More than 100+ items – Available – Grab for Reg Fee FashionistasAndDivas.com ItalianLuxuryVacation.com iWannaDateACelebrity.com – More on DropGrabs.com – Add Me on Twitter @DropGrabs Source: Domaining     



Amazon.com starts offering domain name registration

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Et tu, Amazon? Amazon.com is now offering domain name registration in conjunction with its web services. This move is not similar to Google’s recent foray into the retail registration market. Instead, its similar to what Google did many years ago — offer domain name registration through partners. Web services…



A Domain Name Association – part 2

Michael Gilmour: Constituting the Board This is the second in a multi-part series on how I would approach the establishment of a Domain Name Association. I must say that the feedback has been fantastic to date and that the discussion has been really valuable. I would encourage everyone to take part in the discussion. The…



A Domain Name Association – part 2

Michael Gilmour: Constituting the Board This is the second in a multi-part series on how I would approach the establishment of a Domain Name Association. I must say that the feedback has been fantastic to date and that the discussion has been really valuable. I would encourage everyone to take part in the discussion. The…



A Domain Name “Acquisition” Doesn’t Always Signify Something New

By Elliot Silver A business friend emailed me the other day to let me know he spotted an interesting domain name “acquisition” that appeared to be made by a large company. It wasn’t all that interesting to me, but it would have been interesting to speculate about the plans for this new domain name. One…



CrowdTilt Rebrands To Tilt – Here’s Why

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Today San Francisco-based Crowdtilt announced they were changing their name to Tilt and moving over to Tilt.com. I’ve always found that the companies who share their rebrand with their customers win and Tilt made sure it was front-and-center. On their blog they explain a bit more behind why they decided to change…



XYZ: Sign the petition for inclusion to Google Domains!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: After perusing the domain gTLDs included in the newly launched, beta version of Google Domains, we kinda asked ourselves: Why wasn’t dot .XYZ included on the list? After all, the ‘generation XYZ’ registry considers itself hip and groovy, so why not include .XYZ domains to the approved list of manageable Google Domai……



Speaking of Million Dollar Flips…

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: I was examining in item in the last post about celebrity storage leave behinds. Check these out: Paris Hilton In 2004, Paris Hilton’s self-storage unit went up for auction and was bought by Nabila Haniss (now on Storage Wars). Bought for under $3,000 and sold for $10 million…



GoDaddy Auctions: Things I would Add

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: DotWeekly.com – DotWeekly Internet Ventures I have always been a big fan of GoDaddy Auctions, because it never gets the attention of the expired auction services like NameJet and SnapNames. This is often due to “quality” but everybody has a budget for investing or buying domains and GoDaddy Auctions seems to…



The Billion-Dollar Startup Club; Criminals Steal 1.95 Million A Day in Q2

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: PLUS: 7 Celebrity Self-Storage Units Exposed; Before You Quit, Make Sure You Get Paid; Hilton Shakes Up The Hospitality Industry: Your Smartphone Will Open Hotel Door; Facebook is creating a parallel internet in emerging market; Brand Crowdsurfing: How to Let Your Users Define Your Success… and… The Only…



More Good Sales News: Sedo Reports Double Digit Rise in Average Prices in 1st Half of 2014

DNJournal: Just two days after DomainHoldings reported a huge increase in their 2Q-2014 domain sales, Sedo is out with a report today revealing a 17% increase in their mean average sales price during the first six months of this year vs. the same time frame a year ago. Source: Domaining     



Web.com misses revenue target, acquires UK online directory company

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Web.com’s Q2 revenue numbers don’t hit company’s target. Web.com, which owns Network Solutions, Register.com and SnapNames, released earnings after the bell today. GAAP revenue for the second quarter was $138.2 million. Adjusted revenue was $144.7 million. Although that’s up 10% year-over-year, it’s belo… Source: Domaining     



Estibot to launch domainIQ for reverse and historical whois

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: New service will launch next week. The company behind Estibot is launching a new domain name service called domainIQ next week. domainIQ provides reverse whois (all the domains owned by a person or company), historical whois, and other intelligence about domain names. Many of the features are currently found…



Infographic: Sedo Market Study (1st Half of 2014)

By Elliot Silver This morning, Sedo published its Market Study that includes domain name sales from the first half of 2014 that were completed via the company. Published below is the infographic that has quite a bit of good information from the study. Because of the size of Sedo, I believe this Market Study is…



Godaddy killer? Exclusive first look at the Google Domains registrar

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Our request to join Google Domains has been granted, and here is the first (exclusive) look at the new domain registrar operated by Google. After entering the access code, the control panel of Google Domains was made accessible. As you can see below, it’s quite basic, containing the options to view My…



Go Daddy’s New gTLD Domain Registration Bug Discovered By Customer

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Last week I wrote about a Go Daddy customer that was complaining that he registered 2 .xyz domains in June and Go Daddy removed the 2 domains from his account in July and registered the domains under some other name. … → Source: Domaining     



What to do when your Internet goes down

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: When your Internet connection goes down, there’s only so much you can do. Let’s face it: today’s interconnected world is so reliant on Internet connectivity, that very little can be achieved without it. Some have asked that the Internet be considered a utility, much like power and water, that we depend on….



==> An image is indeed worth a thousand words.

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: An image is indeed worth a thousand words. Good images in your blog posts, articles and releases can affect how they are viewed, how they are picked-up, who re-publishes them, search ranking, and how your blog is rated. SEO Although search engines can’t read visual material, having an…



Australian Government lets training.com.au expire sells for $30,110

By Raymond Hackney DomainCrunch.com: ITWire.com out with the story of Training.com.au being dropped by the Australian government and being auctioned off. The name sold at auction for $30,110 From the article: The Australian government … Read More Source: Domaining     



My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 7-31-2014

By Jason Thompson JasonThompson: Here is the list for today! Enjoy! sportsbuzz.com woahoo.com placedfirst.com webhostwebhosting.com casejack.com funeraldepot.com operationlandscape.com clearcorp.com madeoutofwood.com howdoyougetpublished.com dotmine.com vhbz.com siteamonth.com ggvi.com automotoweb.com qrhn.com rbqd.com qgte.com qgih.com qgme.com rqnf.com rmqo.com rg… Source: Domaining     



A Domain Name “Acquisition” Doesn’t Always Signify Something New

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: A business friend emailed me the other day to let me know he spotted an interesting domain name “acquisition” that appeared to be made by a large company. It wasn’t all that interesting to me, but it would have been interesting to speculate about the plans for this new domain name….



Exclusive: Sterling needs $2 bln sale of NBA’s Clippers to pay debt

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: PLUS: Amazon FAA/drones and to invest $2 billion in India; This is what happens when you piss off every aspiring lawyer at once; Cyber Piracy Law, Domain Name Law Primer; You Can Now Buy 3D Printed Bobbleheads on Amazon; Johnson’s Baby Turns to Social-Media Transparency to Woo Millennials…..



Sedo sells $17M of domains in Q2, including a new TLD for $100k

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Sedo reports on its domain aftermarket sales so far this year. Sedo released its market report for the first half of 2014 today. The company sold about $17 million worth of domain names in the second quarter, down slightly from $19 million in Q1. In the second quarter is…



Company Domain Movers From Mattel, Barclays & More

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: DotWeekly.com – DotWeekly Internet Ventures Here we go with the latest digging for company domain movers from some of the largest companies and related domain names they recently registered, purchased or are simply moving around for some reason. DotWeekly continues to break a lot of news within these articles, so if…



Very Strong Extensions, Mediocre Registration Numbers

By Andrei Domaining Tips: Was this the worst week ever in terms of registration numbers? No. After the first day of General Availability for 4 new gTLDs (. Reisen, .University, .Toys and .Town), the results were let’s call them mediocre. But what registry operators should be worried about is the fact that two of this…



Sedo 1H 2014 Report: New gTLD Domain Sold For Over $100k – 55% Of Sales Are .Com

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Sedo today announced the results of its First Half 2014 Domain Market Study. An infographic depicting findings from the study is available at During the first six months of 2014, Sedo powered 16,216 transactions worth a total of £21.6 … → Source: Domaining     



Sedo Publishes 2014 First Half Domain Market Study: 35.9 Million In Sales

By Michael Berkens The Domains: Sedo today announced the results of its First Half 2014 Domain Market Study, revealing domain industry trends and changes based on transactions in its marketplace. An infographic depicting findings from the study is available at During the first six months of 2014, Sedo powered 16,216 transactions worth a total of…



Danish butter: Two for two loss in UDRP over Lurpak.email domain

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The pattern that the Complainant pointed out in a trademark-infringing dot .email domain, carried onto another UDRP with the same Respondent. Yoyo.Email, Ltd. of UK lost the UDRP for the domain name, Statoil.email. It seems that going after the Statoil trademark was not the sole such instance for the Respondent, who was…



Google tops “Offers” search with its own extinct service

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: This is truly interesting, to say the least. When searching for “Offers” in Google, the number one result is not the generic, trademarked, and otherwise content-rich web site, Offers.com, which occupies the second spot instead. For some odd reason, Google’s own Offers service is the #1 result for “Offers.̶… Source: Domaining     



Donuts: 775,000 domain names served

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Donuts’ domain name registration base keeps growing. Donuts sent out a newsletter today that announced it is up to 775,000 domain name registrations. The mega-registry has released 111 top level domain names in general availability, so that’s an average of roughly 7,000 registrations per TLD. Frankly, this shows that…



Comedy Post By DomainGang.com Makes The News! (Jesus.Saves Sold For $2.4 Million)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: It seems that a lot of people are confused by some of the DomainGang.com comedy posts and the proof is that a fake news article announcing the sale of the domain name Jesus.Saves for $2.4 million was reproduced by The … → Source: Domaining     



TheDomains rolls out a ‘comment guidelines’ policy for trolls

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The popular domain blog, TheDomains, attracts a large amount of commentary on its posts daily. Along with constructive responses and opinionated comments comes a small amount of troll-induced commentary, aimed at provoking the blog’s operator, Mike Berkens, and the readers of TheDomains. Mike’s one of the nicest people in… Source: Domaining     



Facebook’s Internet.org reveals free app

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Internet.org, the initiative by Facebook for a better Internet – with more traffic to Facebook, naturally – has announced the launch of its own application. Initially available only in the African nation of Zambia, the app gives people free access to a set of basic Internet services, including health, employment and locat……



Samwer Bros Become Billionaires & 8 Slow, Difficult Steps To Become A Millionaire (Thanks Tracy F!)

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: PLUS: The three Samwer brothers will become billionaires once their copycat tech incubator, Rocket Internet, goes public.; Gary V: Why Community Management Works; Tesla seals landmark deal to mass-produce EV batteries in the US (can that stock go higher? YESSSS; Will Robot Bloggers Support or Undermine Content Quality?…



Infographic: Sedo Market Study (1st Half of 2014)

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: This morning, Sedo published its Market Study that includes domain name sales from the first half of 2014 that were completed via the company. Published below is the infographic that has quite a bit of good information from the study. Because of the size of Sedo, I believe this Market Study…



DomainGang: Into the 5th year and a badge from Google

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Last day of July today, and time for another editorial. DomainGang celebrates its 5th anniversary at the end of September, something that we could never fathom. What started as a collection of jokes and news about the domain industry, has become part of a full time business. The most rewarding part of…



German domain name .Reisen tops Donut’s launches with 2,262 registrations

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Domain buyers go traveling with .Reisen. Donuts launched another four domain names into regularly-priced general availability yesterday. Based on overnight zone files, which don’t include a full day, .Reisen was the most successful launch. .Reisen, German for travel, got 2,262 registrations. That brings its total with sunrise a… Source:…



How to handle bogus domain offers

By Acro Acro: On average, I receive three to five bogus offers for domains in my portfolio, every week. These offers are either clearly over the top offers, e.g. seven or eight figures USD, or inquiries without a dollar figure that provide bogus contact information. In the past, I used to respond to each and…



Obamacare web site cost: $840 million so far!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: If there is a Guinness record for the most expensive web site to build and maintain, the award should go to HealthCare.gov. After a problematic first launch, the so-called Obamacare web site is being maintained with more than $150 million dollars of taxpayers’ money. The Government Accountability Office stated that the total…



New gTLD 1st Day Registrations: .Reisen 2,262, .University 1,340, .Toys 1,320 and .Town 589

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Here are the domain name registration results of this week’s 4 New gTLD launches: Yesterday 30th of July 4 Donuts New gTLDs went out of the EAP pricing and into the real (reg fee) general availability: .Reisen (Travel in German), .University, … → Source: Domaining     



DSAD: Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday 8/1

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: That was one hell of a month. July is usually a slow month for me but I made an effort to sell a few domains at auction and had the fortunate luck of having some offers through email actually work out. I’m really enjoying having this cash in my account and I’m…



1st Day Totals For New gTLD’s: .Reisen 2,262; .University 1,340; .Toys 1,320; .Town 590

By Michael Berkens The Domains: Several new gTLD’s went into its first day of general availability GA) yesterday and according to ntldstats.com,here are the number of registrations after the first day of GA which include all Sunrise applications and those domains registered in the Early Access Program (EAP) Once again the total for this weeks…



Daily Sales Recap 7-30-14 13.DE sells for 15,000 Euros on Sedo

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Sales Recap 7-30-14 13.De sold for 15,000 Euros, I have not seen a lot of numeric plays in the German extension, nice sale. Giftsforher.com sold for $5,060, I have owned perfectforhim.com for a few years and want to develop it into a gifts and gadget site for men, this name…



Weekly Domain Broker Listings – 7/30

By Elliot Silver This week’s domain broker submitted listings are below. If you want to buy a domain name, contact the broker directly as I am not involved in any of these deals. You may submit one domain name for sale in the comment section with a BIN price. Unpriced domain names or submissions with…



Australian Government Lets Domain Name Expire

By IP Neighborhood IPNeighborhood.com: Private investors have picked up a prized Internet domain name, formerly owned by the Australian Government. The domain name training.com.au, was registered to The Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations. According to the Department website ( “On 18 September 2013 the Department of Education and the Departmen… Source: Domaining     



Stephen Colbert Announces TheSarahPalinChannel.com

By Elliot Silver Earlier this week, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced that she started a new online, subscription-based media venture called SarahPalinChannel.com. Not long after, Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert announced that he was starting a new network on TheSarahPalinChannel.com. I thought his segment was funny, and I embedded it below for your enjoyment….



Be Wary Of New Domain Claims

By Simon Domainer Income: Over the past few years I’ve noticed a worrying trend. New, pop-up web sites for domain name investors. It seems that every month I get at least 2 new emails, packed full of unsubstantiated marketing claims and hype. Just today I received an email from a new service that is going…



Flippa Recap: GermanFood.com, Dopy.com, SearchDeal.com, PoopShovel.com, Gum.org

By Aaron DomainShane.com: Oops! This is a belated version of last week’s summary of notable domain and website sales at Flippa. Some domains that sold GermanFood.com – $5,000 – Price was negotiated post-auction. Fittingly.com and 215 other domains – $3,850 – Some of the other domains include 69th.com, Metzy.com, Scamsters.com, U… Source: Domaining     



3 Reasons I Am Not a Domain Broker

By Elliot Silver Being a domain name broker seems like it could be lucrative, and for the best domain brokers, it is a great job. Domain brokers represent domain name owners who are trying to sell their valuable domain names and they make a commission on successful sales. Aside from their time and marketing expenses,…



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