Monthly archives: September, 2014

Golden Week: 4.CN closed in observance of China’s National Day

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The Chinese National Day begins October 1st, officially lasting three days, but people tag two more weekends for a grand total of 7 days – the Golden Week. It is the longest public holiday in China besides the Spring Festival holiday. With that in mind, many online businesses in China close for…



Flippa Recap: NoPrivacy.com, Cloey.com, WI9.com, M.et, Bitcoin.do, Sailing.info

By Aaron DomainShane.com: Listed below are some notable domain and website sales last week at Flippa. Some domains that sold Sailing.info – $3,671 – Bidding was around $800 for two weeks of the listing, then the action heated up. Portfolio of 9 LLLL.com domains – $3,500 – YLOW.com, RYUZ.com, UYSH.com, IFDY.com and more. M.et –…



Sedo Transactions Total $1 Million

By Michael Berkens The Domains: Sedo reported 571 transactions that took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1 Million 49% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: 5198.com at 20,000 USD · Top ccTLD: answers.tv at 22,500 EUR · Top “other” TLD:…



Google Names Its Siri “Ask The Google APP”

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Yeah you heard that right. At one point they were looking at one of my names and Frank had the best one, VoiceWorks,that sold for a paltry $40K… but….The end of the type-in is near. You can depend on Google app to help you achieve your destination goals….



Just Added: Four New TLD Delegations

By andrew Calzone.org: Four new TLD Delegations have been published on Calzone. Calzone allows you to subscribe to any TLD phase, category, or script. If you subscribe to Calzone, you will receive tailored alerts in your mailbox. Free subscriptions also include calendar updates automatically sent to your personal calendar on your computer, smart phone, ……



Daily Domain Sales (9-29-2014): Answers.tv 22,500 EUR, 0h.com $23k, MedTravel.com $17,750

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: There were 7 5-figure sales yesterday and another one at about $9,500. The top sale was answers.tv for 22,500 EUR ($28,340) that was sold by Sokratis. Congrats to the Greek seller! I guess there are more Greek domainers than what … → Source: Domaining     



TRAFFIC Prices Increase Soon

By Elliot Silver The TRAFFIC conference in Miami in coming up in just a few weeks, and the prices for the conference pass and the hotel are going up soon. I received an email with some details about the price increase from Rick Schwartz, and I want to share it with you so you don’t…



Domain Picks Dropping on Oct 1st 2014

By Mark DomainPicks.com: Do any of you have your domains at Moniker.com? I don’t but I did get a name at SnapNames.com last year and it ended up at Moniker, I forgot to list it in my inventory system and I don’t remember getting any renewal reminder… Source: Domaining     



Halloween Masquerade Ball & Rick Schwartz Roast  to Highlight TRAFFIC’s 10th Anniversary

DNJournal: Just one month from today the 10th Anniversary edition of the pioneering TRAFFIC conference will get underway at the historic Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach. The show, which will run through Halloween weekend, will have TWO special events on the big holiday October 31. Source: Domaining     



New Shorter .NZ Domains Names Now Available For Registration

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: The .nz registry has started offering shorter .nz (New Zealand) ccTLD domain names. From yesterday 1pm, 30 September 2014, ‘second level’ domains like the .co in ‘.co.nz’ and the .org in ‘.org.nz’ became optional. You’ll be able to get .nz … → Source: Domaining     



8 Random Thoughts on a Tuesday Afternoon

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: I haven’t had a lot of free time lately to write out my thoughts about activity in the domain world. But I took the afternoon off to get some things done around the house (not going well). Here are 10 things that have crossed my mind lately. 1. The domain buyer FIRST…



TeleSign Corporation Guilty Of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking As Esqwire.com Wins 11 In Row

By Michael Berkens The Domains: TeleSign Corporation, of California was just found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the domain name PhoneId.com which is owned by Vertical Axis Inc, which was represented as usual by Esqwire.com According to my records its the 11th win in row for Esqwire.com and the 5th finding of…



Sunrise for auction, business, pizza, software, more

By admin Encirca.com: Now at EnCirca for Sunrise Period – trademark owners only: .auction – $175 .business – $140 .immo – $150 .network – $140 .pizza – $170 .software – $175 Find out more about our sunrise, landrush and general availability offerings on our new gTLD page. Source: Domaining     



63 Expired Domains

By admin DNExpert.com: The following 63 domain names are expired and available to register at the time of writing this Read more →Other posts you might like:DomainingLists Now Features .Org and .Net Domain NamesNew Lists and New Features At DomainingLists.com128 Expired Domain Names148 Expired Domain NamesToday’s List of 171 Expired Domain Names Read… Source: Domaining…



Beer Belly Tuesday – Sharing Keyword Rich .COM Longtails — Get Yer Ass Over Here Bring a Cold …

By DomainBELL.com DropGRABS.com: Beer Belly Tuesday – Sharing Keyword Rich .COM Longtails — Get Yer Ass Over Here Bring a Cold One… 55+ .COM Drops… Add Me on Twitter @DropGrabs Source: Domaining     



Microsoft announced Windows 10 – Windows10.com owner hit jackpot?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The owner of the domain name Windows10.com must be having serious palpitations right now, as Microsoft skipped version “9” of Windows, announcing Windows 10 instead. The announcement of Windows 10, to be made available in late 2015, is exciting news for the number of improvements it introduces over Windows 8. For those…



WHY BITCOIN VALUE VS. THE DOLLAR DOESN’T MATTER (AND NEVER WILL)

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: PLUS: 3 POVs That Define the Future of Brand Business; How three brands achieved sales success with Twitter; Former Apple and Pepsi CEO John Sculley: Great Marketers Do This; Barred From Facebook, and Wondering Why – ; Instagram gives you ‘selfielapse’ as update enables front-facing… Listening to Unhappy…



Company pays $25k to resolve lawsuit stemming from UDRP

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Domain name owner that sued after losing UDRP settles for $25,000 (not including the domain). Companies that file long shot UDRPs with the hope of scoring a great domain name, take note. An Austin company has agreed to pay $25,000 to settle a lawsuit filed against it after it…



What Domains Does Go Daddy Promote? (.Co No1, .Org & .Com Follow, .Biz & .US Absent)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Go Daddy has been using different homepages for different countries and different languages for quite some time now. So I thought about going to all homepages and checking what domain name extensions Go Daddy is promoting. Go Daddy is the … → Source: Domaining     



The Rick Schwartz Roast: Here is Your Chance To Get Your Material Into My Presentation

By Michael Berkens The Domains: As the TRAFFIC organizers announced today, there will be a once in a lifetime roast of Rick Schwartz at the TRAFFIC conference that will be held in Miami Beach next month. The idea for the roast came from Adam Dicker during last weeks DomainSherpa.com discussion, but it didn’t take long…



My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 9-30-2014

By Jason Thompson JasonThompson: Another busy day, but I was able to compile the list. Hopefully you benefit from it! Enjoy! 04204.com 222783.com 411databases.com 90446.com 98over.com akagames.com biotecture.com borrowsource.com brainovation.com casinobutton.com casinocave.com celldivision.com citizenloan.com Source: Domaining     



Perfect numbers revisited

By Acro Acro: While there is a trend that treats every numeric domain as a coin of sorts, the truth is that not all numbers are created equal. In the course of a decade, I’ve invested in a limited amount of numeric domains in the original three TLDs, perhaps no more than 25 in total,…



.Deals Has 400+ Registrations; Launches Tomorrow; Here are The More Interesting Domains

By Michael Berkens The Domains: .Deals which launches into general availability tomorrow has over 400 registrations including Sunrise registrations by trademark holders and those who paid an extra fee to get early access to the domain name (EAP). I think its a good extension. Of course some of the better domains are reserved or on…



T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Will Have A “Rick Schwartz Roast” (Price Goes Up On Friday)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: The 10th anniversary T.R.A.F.F.I.C. show will feature the Opening Cocktail Party, the networking event that launched an industry back in 2004 to the Masquerade Ball and dinner to the Industry Awards Ceremony, special guest speakers and the “Rick Schwartz Roast” … → Source: Domaining     



Why Brands Need to Pay Attention to Unregulated Domains

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: PLUS: Is dot-lawyer domain a good idea? Branding: The View From the Customer Perspective; Checking Back in on Domaining’s Most Fascinating People; Fast-Growing Always Ad-Free Ello a Facebook Killer? Facebook Atlas A a Google killer? Facebook Launches Atlas, Extending Reach Across The Web ..and … Facebook’s New People-Based…



TRAFFIC Prices Increase Soon

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: The TRAFFIC conference in Miami in coming up in just a few weeks, and the prices for the conference pass and the hotel are going up soon. I received an email with some details about the price increase from Rick Schwartz, and I want to share it with you so you…



How Uniregistry Can Put An End To Forgotten Domains

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: If you own more than a handful of domains there’s a good chance that they are spread across multiple registrars. As time goes by it is easy to lose track of where all your domains are registered and when each expires. Couple this with an old email address at one of your…



How to selectively assign sales leads on DomainNameSales.com

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: DomainNameSales.com allows you to handle the sales inquiries you want and send the others to brokers. I use DomainNameSales.com (DNS) to park most of my domain names because I like using their sales platform. DNS’ platform allows you to handle purchase inquiries on your own for no fee or…



What have we learned from .com ? Could new gTLDs help create a cleaner and more resilient internet?

By Rolf Larsen DomainNameAdvice.com: Phishing, malware, DNS highjacking .. almost all of us will have suffered from at least one of these abuses of the internet at some time or another, but with the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), can we now build a unique, trusted internet space? I believe we can, and it will…



TRAFFIC 2014 extravaganza enters its final phase before launch

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Start counting the days, because TRAFFIC 2014 in Miami, Florida is not too far away. The 10th anniversary of the original domain conference comes with a Halloween extravaganza, and a “Rick Schwartz Roast” that promises to remain in domainers’ memory for years to come. The price is set to increase by end…



First .Cymru And .Wales Domains Go Live Today

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Today, the first .cymru and .wales websites will go live when Wales’ First Minister and the National Assembly’s Presiding Officer officially switch over the first tranche of websites to their new internet domains, marking a historic day in Wales’ digital … → Source: Domaining     



Mainstream media: Covering the issue of domain theft helps the domain industry

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: When it comes down to coverage of any crime, media serve as the presenter of information; often, digging below the surface and acting as interrogators. Mainstream media covering the issue of domain theft have discovered untapped territory, and that’s a good thing for the domain industry. The information presented in yesterday… Source:…



eBay Inc. to Separate eBay and PayPal into Independent Publicly Traded Companies in 2015

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Paypal to become a standalone company and trade on its own in 2015 Ebay announced today they will separate its core business and Paypal as two separate companies that will trade separately in the public market. eBay Inc. today said its Board of Directors, following a strategic review of the company’s…



News Corp Acquires Publicly Traded Move.com For $950M

By Michael Berkens The Domains: News Corp has agreed to acquire Move, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOVE) “a leading online real estate business that brings consumers and Realtors® together to facilitate the sale and rental of real estate in the United States.” “The Move Network of websites, which also includes Move.com, reaches approximately 35 million people per… Source:…



ICANN Issues Alert On The Latest Domain Name Renewal Phishing Scam

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Last week I wrote about the latest email scam that is targeting domain name owners. Domain name owners receive an email with their details from whois data and a domain name that may or may not be expiring. The scam uses … → Source: Domaining     



DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Tuesday 9/30

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: Last day of the month. And you know what that means. It means tomorrow is next month. I had a good month but only because I put a list of names at Namejet up for sale and every one hit reserve except two. And the reserves were solid reserves. A few were…



Daily Sales Recap 9-29-14 Busy Day of Five Figure Sales Led by Answers.tv at $28,555

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Sales Recap 9-29-14 Busy day with five figure sales everywhere you look, from NameJet to Go Daddy to Sedo there was a lot of action. The highest reported sale was Answers.tv at 22,500 Euros or $28,555. The seller was longtime Namepros .tv sub forum member Montechristos, congrats to him on…



Ad Buying to Reach $21 Billion; Einstein Nets $364.5 Million; $400 billion “Gross Loss”

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Too many new companies and products have names that look like the results of a drunken Scrabble® game (Xobni, Svbtle, Doostang). Join ace naming consultant Alexandra Watkins for a free “ask me anything” session and get live advice… Is Elon Musk a Greater CEO Than Even Steve Jobs?…



Two Articles Every Founder Should Read About Burn Rate

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Startup burn rates are always a hot topic and over the last week some very big names in the startup world have weighed-in to share their opinions. Since I know my blog is read by more than just startup founders I guess now would be a good time to explain what burn…



Daily Domain Sales (9-28-2014): BuyShares.com $2,444, LifeJet.com $2,025

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Not much to talk about today. I have been pretty busy on a new project and I sold another domain that is not in English and the buyer is from Europe. One domain on Friday and one today. Can’t be … → Source: Domaining     



Watch out Silicon Valley – Washington, DC is the new high tech hotspot says DigitalDC.co

By Nat DomainArts.com: Driving through DC, I noticed new maroon flags waving from lampposts promoting something called “DigitalDC”. In small print on the flag was a web address. At first I couldn’t tell if I was having trouble reading the domain name, but then I got a good look. Yes, the URL for innovation in…



Will Facebook Buy Atlas.com?

By Elliot Silver Last year, Facebook acquired a company called Atlas, and according to the Wall Street Journal, the goal is for the company to “Challenge Google’s Dominance of the Online Ad Space.” With a mainstream advertising platform that will have extensive reach, I think it would be important for the company to own Atlas.com…



HuffingtonPost highlights MLA.com stolen domain in story about the problem of domain theft

By Nat DomainArts.com: Last year, I received an email offering MLA.com for sale. DomainTools showed that the domain had been held for years by Michael Lee and Associates in Illinois. Yet the seller was from Russia. I contacted Michael Lee who confirmed that the domain had been stolen. Today the Huffington Post published an article…



How a Double Dose of Good News Made a Memorable Beach Vacation Even Better

DNJournal: Last week my wife Diana and I were spending a week on vacation at one of our favorite places, Florida’s Siesta Key, when we got a call about a big acquisition as well as word that one of our favorite people in the industry was moving to a new job in our hometown. Source:…



Is the dot-Lawyer domain a good idea?

By Kevin McKim DotWhatever.com: Is the dot-Lawyer domain a good idea? In ‘Law Times’ today, there’s an article discussing the pros and cons of the .Lawyer extension, now in Priority Placement for Early Access, and the later to be released .Law and .Legal extensions. Noting the opinions and views of a few attorney’s and ……



7 Obsolete SEO Tactics You’re Wasting Your Time On

By Neil Patel SEO has changed over the years, and what worked once doesn’t necessarily work now. Some of the old tactics you are using not only will keep your traffic stagnant, but they may actually cause your traffic to drop. What should you do? You should stop using the tactics I discuss below and…



Huffington Post Writes About Domain Name Theft

By Elliot Silver There is an interesting article on the Huffington Post this morning that discusses the problems associated with domain name theft and the difficulty some owners encounter when trying to recover their stolen domain names. The writer interviewed “several recent victims” for the article, and DomainGang.com also received some positive acknowledgment as a…



Frank Schilling has sold $12 million in domain names this year

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Schilling says his domain aftermarket sales have hit $12 million for the year. Frank Schilling has sold $12 million worth of his own domain names this year, already surpassing his total from 2013. Schilling disclosed this number in an update to DomainNameSales.com (DNS) clients. He said his sales platform…



DomainNameSales.com: Integration With Uniregistry And New Documents.link

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: DomainNameSales.com issued an announcement to inform users of upcoming changes between now and Q1 2015. Frank Schilling has had more than 12 million in sales up to now in 2014. With the completion of Uniregistry the development team has turned … → Source: Domaining     



Uniregistry: Lots of new domain features arriving in Q1 of 2015

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: An email update from Frank Schilling’s Domain Name Sales, hints of changes, updates and other improvements to take place on the popular domain parking platform and Registry. The intended timeline spans the present and into the first quarter of 2015. The email reads as follows, in part: Your friends at DomainNameSales.com would…



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