Daily archives: August 31st, 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…



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