Monthly archives: August, 2014

Exclusive interview with Peter Kay, owner of Twitch.com

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: When we broke the news of the huge purchase of Twitch by Amazon to the domainer community, some appeared shocked by our statement that Twitch .com has become a seven figure domain name. The $970 million dollar all-cash purchase of Twitch and Twitch.tv is indisputably a punch in the face of Google,…



Daily Sales Recap 8-31-14 Udoo.com sells for $1,726 on NameJet

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Sales Recap 8-31-14 There were a few LL.co.uk domains that were closing today on NameJet, the three I was following did not meet reserves. NF.co.uk had a high bid of $3,000, that was followed by NG.co.uk at $2,001 and LJ.co.uk only got bid up to $700. I can see someone…



Weekend Musings – Techstars Demo Day

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: The last two weeks have probably been the busiest weeks of our entire lives as we prepare for what’s coming on Wednesday – Techstars Demo Day. As many of you know, we have been going through the Techstars startup accelerator here in Austin. Techstars is the #1 startup accelerator in the world…



The Evolution of Domain Parking

Michael Gilmour: Domain parking is dead and should have been buried a long, long time ago. This is what I see written in domain forums over and over again. I’m left with two questions, “Why hasn’t it died?” and “What’s next?” There are a number of reasons why domain parking hasn’t died and the first…



Sedo sells 561 domains for $0.9 million: Ridescout.com 60k Euro, 888.ca $20k, Loan.info $18.5k

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: In the past week (August 18 to August 24), 561 (502 last week) transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $0.9 million ($1.1m last week). Only 168 (149 last week) domains from the 502 were reported by Sedo. … → Source: Domaining     



Domain Picks Dropping on Sep 1st 2014

By Mark DomainPicks.com: This is a Sunday, Labor Day Weekend, last weekend of summer vacation, last day of another month, lite version of a post. Did you ever get a great idea and register like a dozen or 100 domain names based on the theme? I have… Source: Domaining     



Claude Dauman Joins The Writing Staff

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: I am pleased to announce that Claude Dauman from Domains 90210 will be joining TLD Investors as a writer. Claude Dauman has been an active member of the online community for almost 20 years, having launched his first online businesses in 1996. One of those businesses, an online apparel retailer, grew…



Flippa – A Look Forward: ScubaTank.com, Deterred.com, PrivateSchools.org, DroppedNames.com All Me…

By Aaron DomainShane.com: Reserve Met and Will Sell ScubaTank.com – Nice product domain with good search volume – 2,400 searches per month per SEMRush. Frank Schilling owns the plural, so when an end user comes knocking, his high asking price on the plural may increase the value of the singular. PrivateSchools.org – The .org extension…



So When Does Amazon Buy Twitch.com ?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Twitch.tv was purchased this week by Amazon for $970 million, the little experiment that grew out of Justin.tv has become a major player in online video. For a long it was rumored that Google would acquire Twitch. Now we know it is Amazon and two questions remain, 1) When will…



Will There Be Plural / Singular New gTLDs in Round 2

By Elliot Silver I think it’s pretty safe to assume that ICANN will eventually approve a second round of new gTLD applications. I don’t know when round 2 will happen, but if I was going to place a wager, I would bet there will be at least one subsequent round of applications. I was thinking…



Stolen at GoDaddy and sold at Ename: TX2.com is a stolen domain – Part 2

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Yesterday we unveiled how TX2.com is a stolen domain name, currently in the hands of a China based registrant. After contacting its legitimate owner, Mr. Sean O’Carroll, he explained to us how despite being a neighbor to GoDaddy’s HQ in Arizona, little was done since he filed a report late last year….



Mixture Keyword Rich Longtails in .COM 100+ and Some Shorties in .COM and Some People’s Names …

By DomainBELL.com DropGRABS.com: Mixture Keyword Rich Longtails in .COM 100+ and Some Shorties in .COM and Some People’s Names in .COM Over 300 Items for YOU Today Available For Reg Fee on DropGrabs.com Add Me on Twitter @DropGrabs Source: Domaining     



22 GoDaddy Discount Codes

By Andrei Domaining Tips: I’ll be sharing 22 discount codes with you guys today, 10 of them should work worldwide (as opposed to only for customers from the US/Canada) and as far as the remaining 12 are concerned, I’m not sure. Didn’t use any of them myself, so I can’t guarantee they’ll work. Some people…



Exclusive: GoDaddy Rubber Chicken “hands on” review

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: We recently saw a Facebook offer from GoDaddy advertising a 99 cent .COM domain, or the option to get a quality rubber chicken for the same price. Such novel offerings are quite rare, and we could not turn down the opportunity to get the GoDaddy rubber chicken instead. After we placed the…



More on Life’s 2030 Expiry: Asteroid heading towards Earth in 2032 could mean the end

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: PLUS- 3-D To Replace Man’s skull; Apple even Sept 9 wins patent on Cube Sotrefront; Gems TV Founder: Why I Sold Then Bought Back My Own Business; Your Brand is What People Say About You When You’re Not Around! Why Android desperately needs a billion dollar success story…



Will There Be Plural / Singular New gTLDs in Round 2

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I think it’s pretty safe to assume that ICANN will eventually approve a second round of new gTLD applications. I don’t know when round 2 will happen, but if I was going to place a wager, I would bet there will be at least one subsequent round of applications. I was…



.Bio Sells 4,100 Domains For $250,000 In It’s First Week

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Starting Dot, the registry operator for new generic top-level domains (new gTLD) .BIO, .ARCHI & .SKI, announced that the company experienced greater than projected registration volume with .BIO, which launched on Aug. 21. Over 4,100 .BIO domain names have been … → Source: Domaining     



It’s David Vs Goliaths For Control of .Music

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Harley Brown wrote an article for Billboard.com about the upcoming battle for .music. The indies vs Google and Amazon. The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) has announced its support for the music industry to control .music. A2IM believes that if Google or Amazon win the .music extension that they…



Daily Sales Recap 8-30-14 HuaKong.com sells for $6,005

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Sales Recap 8-30-14 It was a big week for 4.cn as their highest auction sale ever closed at 995,889 RMB or $164,633 for the domain 357.com, 103.com sold for 802,000 RMB $130,164. There were some big non numerical sales also as Boshi.com sold for 310,000 RMB or $50,313. There were…



Domain Picks Dropping on Aug 31st 2014

By Mark DomainPicks.com: This is kind of a funny story, I have had a company called Vinyl Grooves, Inc. since the ’90′s, I shortened it to Vgrooves when I started doing more than just music stuff and record sales, I used to do recording and music production… Source: Domaining     



Central Park Raccoon

By Elliot Silver I thought I would share a unique photo I took in Central Park in New York City. It’s not every day that you see a raccoon walking around in Central Park in the middle of the day. In fact, in the ten years I lived in Manhattan, I can only recall seeing…



From GoDaddy to Ename: TX2.com is a stolen domain – Part 1

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: When the theft of Lightly.com came up, only the very tip of the iceberg was visible, so we started digging; with every layer, we found more clues about organized crime targeting domain owners. Stolen at GoDaddy and then transferred to the Chinese registrar, Ename, Lightly.com shares the same path as 8si.com, a…



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By Elliot Silver Testing The post Test post appeared first on DomainInvesting.com. Source: Domain Investing     



Domain Flips (PDN.com, MegaBackup.com, LocalVibe.com) and Flops ($400,000 loss on Chat.de)

By Aaron DomainShane.com: Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and flops, with recent data courtesy of DN Journal and historical data from NameBio. Flips PDN.com – Sold recently for $27,900 at Sedo, vs $12,000 in 2007. Picked up by Paula Deen Ventures, which recently announced it was launching Paula Deen Network,…



How To Acquire A Good Domain For Your Startup

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: PLUS: Building A Business On Bitcoins, A&E Expected to Buy 10% Stake in Vice Media, The 10 Most Abused Words in Marketing, ”I Love NY” Logo Generates no ™ revenue, Just Five retailers are among the top 25 most visited mobile apps and Burning Man becomes a hot…



How Will Legacy TLDs Be Affected by New gTLDs?

By Andrei Domaining Tips: Do I think legacy TLDs (Dot Info, Dot Biz and so on) will be affected by new gTLDs in a negative manner? Yes, I do. Do I think legacy TLDs will be affected by new gTLDs in a positive manner? Yes, I do. Now that everyone’s confused, it’s time to explain…



Adam Strong Acquires Strong.com from Wells Fargo

By Elliot Silver I was reading the profile of Adam Strong on Donna Mahony’s blog, and I saw that Adam mentioned he acquired the Strong.com domain name. Obviously this domain name is perfect for him because it is his last name, but as a one word .com, it’s a valuable domain name asset as well….



Where Do You See The Value of Numeric.com Domains Going ?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Our latest poll takes a look at Numeric.com values. Numerics have continued to be one of the strongest categories for domain investors, fetching excellent prices and also being a very liquid category within the space. Top 5 reported to DN Journal in 2014 37.com $1,960,800 100.com $950,000 0060.com $120,848 106.com…



PIR Facebook ad: Do people really trust dot .ORG domains?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A new online campaign by PIR – the domain Registry behind the dot .ORG domain extension – appears to be focusing on “trust“. Stating, “With .org domains, organizations instill trust and credibility – sometimes even inspiration“, the Facebook campaign presents a photo of mountain climbers are… Source: Domaining     



Watch this video and tell me you don’t want an Amiga

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: So this morning I discovered a video that is honestly too good not to share with the rest of you. If you go back in time to the 1980′s, 1985 to be exact, a revolutionary computer hit the market – the Amiga. Following a number of Amiga computers with descriptive names like…



Helpful Meta Description On For Sale Domains

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: The other day when I was digging some information on the DomainNameSales.com’s Q2 sales reports I ran into a meta description on one of the sold domain names and it really grabbed my eye! I didnt’ think much of it at the time, but later in the day while I was…



Central Park Raccoon

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I thought I would share a unique photo I took in Central Park in New York City. It’s not every day that you see a raccoon walking around in Central Park in the middle of the day. In fact, in the ten years I lived in Manhattan, I can only recall…



Domainers flock to Ron Jackson’s 40th birthday party in Florida

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Domainers from all over the world gathered outside Ron Jackson‘s newly rebuilt mansion in Florida today, to wish him a happy birthday. The popular domain investor and publisher is turning 40 years old today, an important number in every man’s life. Speaking to the gathered crowds of domainers and local random people…



Discoveries – 125+ Items — Exclusive Research On Batch of Words – In Eight Extensions — Shari…

By DomainBELL.com DropGRABS.com: Discoveries – 125+ Items — Exclusive Research On Batch of Words – In Eight Extensions — Sharing A Portion OF What I Found As Available in .COM .NET .ORG .INFO .BIZ .US .TV .MOBI Exclusively on DropGrabs.com Add Me on Twitter @DropGrabs Source: Domaining     



Frank Schilling’s Sassy Summer Sellers

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: While other blogs marvel at how high the prices are and analyze what percentage of this is worth that (check out the skin care big pharma buyer with a name Estibot gives zero), we feature what’s undervalued- example shown.. Who says Frank Schilling’s names are expensive? My x-employer…



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By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Testing The post Test post appeared first on DomainInvesting.com. Source: Domaining     



My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 8-30-2014

By Jason Thompson JasonThompson: We’re headed to Las Vegas today for a much needed vacation. I’m exhausted from the work week so now it is time to be lazy. In my book if you Source: Domaining     



.Bio Generates $250K in Revenue In Its First Week

By Michael Berkens The Domains: Starting Dot Ltd. the registry operator for new generic top-level domains (new gTLD) .BIO, .ARCHI & .SKI, , put out a press release today announcing that over 4,100 .BIO domain names have been registered at the end of the first week generating over a $250,000 USD in revenue. “The .BIO…



Adam Strong Acquires Strong.com from Wells Fargo

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I was reading the profile of Adam Strong on Donna Mahony’s blog, and I saw that Adam mentioned he acquired the Strong.com domain name. Obviously this domain name is perfect for him because it is his last name, but as a one word .com, it’s a valuable domain name asset as…



DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Saturday 8/30

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: This past week is traditionally the slowest business week of the year in the US and it certainly proved to be. No weekly brokerage listings for Elliot. Less ads on Domaining.com. And the real tell tale sign. Someone did a profile on Adam Strong. How slow of a week does it have…



Latest Flippa Sales: Sponsored.com $50,200, Fire.glass $5,000

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Highest sale this week at Flippa was the domain name Sponsored.com that sold for $50,200. Fire.glass sold for $5,000 and became Flippa’s highest new gTLD sale to date. Post-Auction Negotiation was the method of sale for 6 domains of this … → Source: Domaining     



Daily Sales Recap 8-29-14 Kappak.com sells for $4,000 on Sedo

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Sales Recap 8-29-14 N-M.com sold on NameJet at $3,000 which seems to be in line where the other previously reported L-L.com have sold this year. i-q.com at $2,400, L-A.com $5,050, e-d.com $2,402 and h-q.com at $3,336. TheServer.com went for $2,188, servers are a high paying keyword and I liked the…



Full Whois Database with Daily Updates

By Devan Crow Reporter: The full database (155 million records) is a one-time purchase. The daily updates (contain between 75,000 and 150,000 records) are a monthly subscription. Domaining subscribers receive a significant discount. Source: Domaining     



Domain theft special: What the hell is going on at Ename?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The Chinese domain registrar, Ename.com, also provides a domain name marketplace for the ever expanding Chinese market. All this growth comes at a price, as Ename is quickly becoming the domain venue of choice for laundering stolen domain names. Despite being an ICANN accredited registrar, Ename.com is resisting pressure from legitim… Source:…



Update on Top 10 Sales from A Year Ago This Week: Hornet.com, Intranet.com, Sale.co.uk, Media.inf…

By Aaron DomainShane.com: Listed below are updates to the top ten domain sales from a year ago this week, as ranked by DN Journal. 1. Intranet.com for $160,000 Parked domain with an Alexa rank near 375,000. Owned by Original Web Ventures (at Original.com), which is based in Ottawa, Canada. “Our specialty is in domain names…



Flippa Friday: Flipped.net, Sailing.info, OnlineStorage.com

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Hello, happy Friday, and welcome to another Flippa Friday here on MorganLinton.com. As usual I have scoured Flippa for what I think are some of the best domain deals. This week I’ve found some pretty solid non .COMs and while I think the past couple of weeks have been .COM heavy, this…



Do you Swim in an Ocean or a Pond?

Michael Gilmour: I’ve received a lot of feedback on my recent posts on a domain association and what surprises me is that everyone seems to agree on one thing. Domain owners don’t cooperate. They’ll be nice to one another but deep down inside they view everyone else as a potential competitor. So the question I…



.CLUB 1st to Hit 100K – Hitfarm Says Farewell – Big Sale for .CA – Adam Strong Appreciated

DNJournal: We have several interesting items to close the week with. Everything from .CLUB reaching a new gTLD landmark, to a well-known parking company closing down to news of a BIG two-word Canadian .ca sale to a new profile of veteran domain investor Adam Strong. Source: Domaining     



Californians: Get on Frank’s #BigSexyBus !

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A new campaign by Uniregistry involves a transportation bus with the link “www.areyou.sexy” emblazoned; the bus is also a chance for all California residents to enter a contest. By sharing your pictures using the #BigSexyBus on Instagram or Twitter, Californians can win stuff. Here are the rules: “The Areyou.Sexy Bu… Source: Domaining…



Great Domains Auction Nets Over $275k

By Elliot Silver Sedo’s Great Domains auction for August closed yesterday, and Sedo recorded over $275,000 USD in sales. The largest sale was for Musik.de, which closed at 99999 EUR. In US dollars, that would be about $131,792.68 at today’s EUR to USD exchange rate. Apps.de was the second highest sale of the auction, and…



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