Daily archives: August 20th, 2014

Weekly Brokerage Listings – 8/20

By Elliot Silver This week’s domain name broker submissions listed below came from Sedo, Media Options, NameConnect.com, and Outcome Brokerage. If you are interested in purchasing or inquiring about one of the domain names that is listed, please contact the broker. As always, these are broker submitted, and I am not a party to any…



A New Way To Blog?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Since 2007 I have been writing my blog in a browser. Back then I was using Firefox now I use Chrome, but still it’s all happened via a web interface which honestly has seemed a bit archaic to me. Well, as they say, the times they are a changing and now it…



The Aftermarket Took a Breather This Week But News About an Uncharted Blockbuster Bubbled Up

DNJournal: OK, who accidentally hit the snooze button? Someone must have because the past week was the slowest we’ve seen in the aftermarket so far this year. Among the sales that qualified for our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, only eight managed to reach even five figures. Source: Domaining     



Dallas Cowboys Now Worth $3 Billion; Once Offered $275 for Cowboys.com

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: A head shaker just got odder: NEW YORK (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value. For the eighth straight year, the Cowboys are worth the most of all 32 NFL franchises, according to Forbes. They’re valued at $3.2…



Flippa Recap: FileBackup.com, Internally.com, NameBuyers.com, Basketball.today, V.et, SOI.org, More

By Aaron DomainShane.com: Some domains that sold FileBackup.com – $11,300 – Nice 16 year old domain, with 2,000 searches per month and a big $19 CPC, per Estibot. Internally.com – $3,045 CeremonyMusic.com – $2,100 – At 1,100 searches per month with $1.50 CPC, it seems like a great deal for the seller. Bought at the…



Here’s A New Concept For The Domain Industry

By sean DNSR.com: The domain industry, or more specifically, the aftermarket companies, along with the portfolio owners who feel that their url values are being attacked or diluted with the new GTLD domains, and monetization keeps going lower and lower. Maybe, just maybe this one idea can actually help. Source: Domaining     



What’s better than the world’s best Whois data? The world’s best PARSED Whois data!

By Tim Helming DomainTools works tirelessly to build the world’s best database of Whois records, with coverage spanning all of the ccTLDs and each new gTLD as it comes online—not to mention the “big six” TLDs: com, net, org, biz, info, and us. We believe we have reason to claim that our coverage is unparalleled….



Domain Picks Dropping on Aug 21st 2014

By Mark DomainPicks.com: I have been working on some music and video related stuff, learning how to edit video and sync it to music and vise versa, I never make any real money on music projects but I still love working on them, it’s more like a cool hobby these days… Source: Domaining     



Make a Connection, Not a Pitch

By Elliot Silver Quite frequently, I meet people who buy domain names for their business and/or invest in domain names. Some of these people introduce themselves to me after finding my blog, some are met at conferences and other events, and some are met by happenstance. Whenever I meet someone for the first time, my…



NameJet: One more reason to become a verified domain bidder

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: NameJet attracts many domain bidders for its exclusive stash of domains from Network Solutions; these aged domains are inherently more valuable than domains that dropped. Competition among bidders on NameJet can vary, but typically it goes into the upper hundreds and well into the thousands. At that level, one must be a…



Is It Worth Responding to Blog Comments?

By Neil Patel You’ve seen me respond to thousands of comments, but is it really worth it? To date, I’ve responded to 50,696 comments on Quick Sprout and a few thousand more across the web. On average, it takes me just over a minute to read each comment and then respond to it. Sure, sometimes…



Weekly Brokerage Listings – 8/20

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: This week’s domain name broker submissions listed below came from Sedo, Media Options, NameConnect.com, and Outcome Brokerage. If you are interested in purchasing or inquiring about one of the domain names that is listed, please contact the broker. As always, these are broker submitted, and I am not a party to…



.XYZ Claims Its The Most Used New gTLD Extension

By Michael Berkens The Domains: In a blog post Daniel Negari the CEO of the .XYZ registry claims that .XYZ its the most used new gTLD extension. The post uses the numbers furnished by ntldstats.com that we disclosed in our post the other day that looks at the percentage of registered new gTLD domain names…



It Can Hurt To Try Part I : Why to Choose your Broker Wisely when Selling Premium Domains

By Tess Diaz MediaOptions.com: It Can Hurt To Try Part I Why to Choose your Broker Wisely when Selling Premium Domains When selecting a broker to sell your premium domain names, choose wisely. The old adage, “It can’t hurt to try,” simply isn’t applicable. … Source: Domaining     



Why Do You Bid So Early On Go Daddy Expired Domain Auctions?

By Mike DomainAnimal.com: There are a lot of reasons I can think of that one might want to bid on a Go Daddy expiring auction more than 7 to 10 days in advance of the end date, and absolutely none of them make sense. Following is a poll to see if we can get to…



BW.com May Have Sold

By Elliot Silver On August 6, the BW.com domain name was listed for sale on DNForum in the offers wanted section for domain names that have four characters or less. On August 12, the person who started the thread edited it, and the only thing remaining in the original post is the word “SOLD.” As…



Gazelle paying up to $350 cash for old iPhones; from Hostess to COO

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: PLUS: The Words That Made Google a $400 Billion Company; City guides from real life cool people; Navdy is Google Glass for the car; (Curt) Schilling Cancer;Walgreen CFO’s departure due to $1 billion forecasting error; Google claims to have made 890 improvements to search over the past year…



.xyz, the most used new gTLD – Boooooooom!

By Daniel Negari CEO.XYZ: As we’re nearing the end of summer, it’s hard to believe that .xyz’s June 2nd launch was over 2 months ago. In this post I go beyond raw registration numbers and look to other factors in the success of a new gTLD, including the amount of websites in use. Check out…



Did You Register Any .Investments, .Fund, .Tax, .Cash or .Haus Domains?

By Andrei Domaining Tips: Only Dot Investments caught my attention but the registry has chosen a registration fee that’s let’s say on the high side (you can get a dot com for 10 years at that price) and as a domainer, I for one don’t see enough upside. For this reason, I didn’t register any…



.REALTOR Launches Offering 500,000 Free Domains To It’s Members

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: The National Association of Realtors announced that the new .REALTOR top-level domain will be available October 23, 2014 to members of NAR and the Canadian Real Estate Association. The top-level domain will be made available only to real estate professionals … → Source: Domaining     



Fannypack Revolution – 55+ Longtail Keyword Rich .COM — Available for Reg Fee Keyword Sampling…

By DomainBELL.com DropGRABS.com: Fannypack Revolution – 55+ Longtail Keyword Rich .COM — Available for Reg Fee Keyword Sampling: Tablecloths – English Classes – Duck Commander – CamoWear – Family Portraits – Adventure Tours — Etc… Posted Over on DropGrabs.com Add Me on Twitter @DropGrabs Source: Domaining     



The Results Are in Frank Schilling Tops our Poll “Greatest Domain Investor of All Time”

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: One month ago today we asked you to vote on who you thought was the greatest domain investor of all time. Frank Schilling took 31% of the vote and won the title. Yun Ye who sold his portfolio to Marchex for $164 million came in second with 17% of the…



After slamming the ccNSO, India joins it

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: India has become the newest member of ICANN’s country-code Supporting Organization, the ccNSO, just one month after the local registry slammed the group for not representing its interests. The National Internet Exchange (NIXI), which runs .in, became the 152nd ccNSO member yesterday, according to a note on its website. I haven&……



Words with Friends: Howard Neu sends complaint letter to Zynga

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Seasoned IP attorney and domain aficionado, Howard Neu, does not mince his words when it comes down to two things: Domain names and Words with Friends. The TRAFFIC partner is an avid player of the Zynga blockbuster game, playing against as many as 20 opponents at a time. This time around, Zynga…



Words with Friends: Howard Neu sends complaint letter to Zynga

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Seasoned IP attorney and domain aficionado, Howard Neu, does not mince his words when it comes down to two things: Domain names and Words with Friends. The TRAFFIC partner is an avid player of the Zynga blockbuster game, playing against as many as 20 opponents at a time. This time around, Zynga…



My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 8-20-2014

By Jason Thompson JasonThompson: I’ve been receiving more offers lately. Has this been the case for you? One of the offers I received was a person that initially stepped away from a potential deal. Source: Domaining     



Registry launches “Chinese Domain Ambassador Program”

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Registry engages with customers with ambassador program. Here’s another example of a registry reaching out directly to its registrants to help promote their new top level domain name. TLD Registry, the company behind Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中文网), has launched a its Chinese Domain Ambassador…



Cybersquatting claim among Spokane roofers leads to bitter lawsuit

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Two roofing companies from Spokane are involved in a bitter legal battle, after one registered the exact match .com domain of the other. According to The Spokesman Review, Les Ludtke, owner of Spokane Commercial Roofing, filed a lawsuit against his competitor Jeffrey Sitton, alleging that Sitton “cybersquatted” on Spokane… Source: Domaining     



GoDaddy Acquires Email Marketing Company Mad Mimi

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: GoDaddy announced today that it has acquired Mad Mimi, which helps small businesses connect with customers through simple, beautiful and effective email marketing. Mad Mimi’s easy-to-use applications, empathetic and knowledgeable customer care, and robust technology platform made the company a … → Source: Domaining     



ICANN Announces Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group Members

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: As described in the 14 August 2014 posting of the Enhancing ICANN Accountability: Process and Next Steps, four respected individuals with backgrounds in academia, governmental relations, global insight, and the Affirmation of Commitments (AoC), will form the Accountability & Governance … → Source: Domaining     



Company Domain Movers From Home Depot, Verizon & More

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Here is the latest company domain movers DotWeekly Discoveries powered by DomainIQ.com of company domain name purchases, registrations and movers by some of the largest companies on the web. As always, these are “very fresh” findings. I do some research into each domain, but not in a heavy detailed form. Some…



What’s better than the world’s best Whois data? The world’s best PARSED Whois data!

By Tim Helming Domaintools.com: DomainTools has worked tirelessly to build the world’s best database of Whois records, with coverage spanning all of the ccTLDs and each new gTLD as it comes online—not to mention the “big six” TLDs: com, net, org, biz, info, and us. We believe we have reason to claim that our coverage…



Reverse Domain Name Hijacking: The American Association of the Order of St. Lazarus

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: As the Complainant in a UDRP, The American Association of the Order of St. Lazarus attempted to take away the domain name SaintLazarusUSA.com from its Registrant, Thierry Villejust of Sunnyvale, California. Previously, the same Complainant filed and lost a UDRP for the dot .org, in an apparent attempt to set a precedent…



ICANN Names 4 Initial Members of Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group

By Michael Berkens The Domains: ICANN has named the first four members of the Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group. ICANN’s President and CEO, Fadi Chehadé, will be responsible for the selection of up to seven Advisers to sit on the Coordination Group to assure that best practices are brought from the larger global community….



Reverse domain name hijacking ruling over SaintLazarusUSA.com

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: WIPO panelist hands down RDNH ruling. Every once in a while I read a UDRP involving organizations in a world I simply didn’t know existed. Such is the case in The American Association of the Order of St. Lazarus, Inc. v. Thierry Villejust over the domain name SaintLazarusUSA.com. The…



.cash, .fund, .investments, .tax available now

By admin Encirca.com: General Availability at EnCirca – open to all, first come, first serve .cash $30 .fund $50 .haus $30 .investments $100 .tax $50 Find out more about our sunrise, landrush and general availability offerings on our new gTLD page. Source: Domaining     



Make a Connection, Not a Pitch

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Quite frequently, I meet people who buy domain names for their business and/or invest in domain names. Some of these people introduce themselves to me after finding my blog, some are met at conferences and other events, and some are met by happenstance. Whenever I meet someone for the first time,…



Move Over Domains: Florida’s Better Call Saul (Peter Ticktin) Introduces “Star Star Law”

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: In the Domain circles, there is much criticism and debate about the “death of dot com” claims being slung around by those behind the new gTLDS. They may have one thing right. Dot COM may not always be the future answer for direct response advertising. Because look at…



Domain Name Owner Says Google Ranking Returned 30 Days After Domain Expired

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: A WebmasterWorld thread called “Accidentally let domain expire for a day: Now site’s gone from Google. Temporary or permanent?” was started by a domain name owner and webmaster that let a domain name expire for a few hours, which resulted … → Source: Domaining     



What domain names NASCAR and others bought at Sedo last week

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: NASCAR among end users buying domain names last week. Sedo sold $1.1 million worth of domain names last week, including one to NASCAR. Details of these end user domain name sales are below. You can view previous lists like this here. If you’d like to learn how to sell…



Be Warned: WIPO Taking Screenshots When A UDRP Is Filed & Giving It To Panel & Why Its A Problem

By Michael Berkens The Domains: WIPO has been taking Screenshots of whatever is on a domain name as soon as a UDRP Is filed and they have been furnishing the screenshot to the UDRP panel who has been taking the screenshot into account as evidence in making their determination. This revelation came to light by…



Did Google Sell GrandCentral.com Domain Name?

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: I noticed some action on GrandCentral.com a domain name that has been owned by Google Inc. . The domain was with domain name registrar MarkMonitor and has just transferred OUT to GoDaddy.com and includes the email address craig@firespotter.com in whois. Google is still shown in whois records as the “owner” of…



Tech Publications In China Giving Postive Coverage to .XYZ

By Michael Berkens The Domains: Techweb.com.cn, gave a pretty good endorsement to the .XYZ registry. We had to use Google Translate to turn this into broken English but you get the general idea, that they are recommending to their readers they try .XYZ as an investment: 2014 has been in the past half more, this…



The Great Rebrand

By Rolf Larsen DomainNameAdvice.com: Companies, large or small, local or global, will at some point come to that milestone known as “the rebrand.” It is a natural part of the evolution of a successful business. Business and brand leadership expert Martin Roll even goes so far as to liken the rebrand to Charles Darwin’s teachings…



Visa Gold Card Coming? Related GoldCard.com Domain Action

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Based on whois information, it appears that Visa is likely getting ready to make a play with “Gold Card”. I did a little digging and it appears that Visa likely purchased the domain names GoldCard.com and GoldCards.com for around $125,000. Media Options had the domains under contract and listed in a…



.Cash & .Tax Launch Today Here Are The Registered Domain Names

By Michael Berkens The Domains: We have chatted earlier this week about the domain names registered in two of the 5 new gTLD’s going live today, .Fund and .Investments and thought we would let you know what domain names were not going to be available when General Registration opens today for .Cash and .Tax. We…



Discoveries – Exclusive Research — Sharing Some of the Results on What I Found As Available i…

By DomainBELL.com DropGRABS.com: Discoveries – Exclusive Research — Sharing Some of the Results on What I Found As Available in .COM .NET .ORG – FOUR Characters — Exclusively Posted On DropGrabs.com Add Me on Twitter @DropGrabs Source: Domaining     



BW.com May Have Sold

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: On August 6, the BW.com domain name was listed for sale on DNForum in the offers wanted section for domain names that have four characters or less. On August 12, the person who started the thread edited it, and the only thing remaining in the original post is the word “SOLD.”…



Ask.com Buys Ask.Fm

By Michael Berkens The Domains: According to a story in the NewYrokTimes.com, Ask.com has acquired Ask.Fm. The deal was announced last week by IAC/InterActiveCorp, the owners of Ask.com Ask.Fm is not just a domain name, but a popular site 180 million regular monthly users . Forty percent of Ask.fm’s users are younger than 18, according…



Tits Worth Less than ASS: Ballmer Leaves With $15 billion.. But Only $47 Million To Highest-Paid …

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: UBER Hires Obama-X Marketing Brain and Greatly Expands Services; @$100 How Do You Like My Apples? Transform Your Company Just by Writing A Headline? New Corvette will record every move a valet driver makes; Google Is Putting $50 Million Toward Getting Girls to Code; How to Salvage a…



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