Monthly archives: October, 2014

Saturday Musings – Relationships Not Things

Michael Gilmour: I’ve had a lot of people asking me why I’m not at TRAFFIC in Miami. I’ve been to every TRAFFIC conference for the past 10 years (other than the very first) and I’ve found them exceptional events for developing business. So why aren’t I attending this time? It just so happens that my…



Saturday Musings – Relationships Not Things

Michael Gilmour: I’ve had a lot of people asking me why I’m not at TRAFFIC in Miami. I’ve been to every TRAFFIC conference for the past 10 years (other than the very first) and I’ve found them exceptional events for developing business. So why aren’t I attending this time? It just so happens that my…



Halloween Treats – Super Mixture — Shorties — Brandables — People’s Names — Keyword Rich – Fo…

By DomainBELL.com DropGRABS.com: Halloween Treats And More… 100+ .COM Availables Reg Fee Opps – Super Mixture — Shorties — Brandables — People’s Names — Keyword Rich – Four Characters — Five Characters — Six Characters — Friday FUN… Add Me on Twitter @DropGrabs Source: Domaining     



Daily Domain Sales (10-30-2014): RealityShow.com $9,298, Siamese.com $5,010

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: I came across this article called “How to Dodge Domain Squatters”. It is written by someone that doesn’t really know a lot about domain names. Here is a peak at what I do month after month: September: My 639 Domain … → Source: Domaining     



Is .NYC Giving Us A Preview Of What’s To Come?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: .NYC has posted some pretty amazing landrush sales numbers out of the gate with TheDomains.com reporting today a monster sale, Marijuana.nyc selling for $60,000. There were a lot of other pretty impressive sales and while the auctions apparently were small, there are a few people out there who already see very real…



Igloo reveals numerous premium domain sales in latest announcement

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Premium domain brokers Igloo announced via a press release the sale of numerous top tier domains, but did not disclose any prices. Citing privacy agreements signed between Igloo and the parties involved, CEO Tessa Holcomb revealed that “Igloo’s Domain Advisors have closed upwards of $120 million dollars in domain name transacti… Source:…



ICANN restores access to improved CZDS panel

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: ICANN has restored access to its Centralized Zone Data Service (CZDS) improving or adding features. The system is used for monitoring the zone files across TLDs and gTLDs: As previously communicated, ICANN has deployed several updates to the CZDS today. The updates haves been successfully completed and CZDS is ready for your…



Update on Top 10 Sales from Two Years Ago: LHN.com, Exporters.com, SixPackAbs.com, Sobriety.com, …

By Aaron DomainShane.com: We’re looking two years back again this week, in order to get realigned with DN Journal. 1. LHN.com for $80,000 An upgrade from LookHotNaked.com, but they haven’t fully launched yet….they say spring 2015. “LHN IS A REVOLUTIONARY RANGE OF PRODUCTS SPECIFICALLY DEVELOPED TO MAKE YOU LOOK AND FEEL SEXIER. LHN IS… Source:…



The Richest Woman In The World Has Walmart To Thank. Everything You Learn Here Is A Waste Of Time

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: How Facebook Could End Up Controlling Everything You Watch and Read…;Andy Rubin, Google’s robot chief and Android founder, steps down; Myths And Misconceptions Of Our Wearable Future; Israeli IPOs Continue to Impress in 2014; Everything You Learn Here Is A Waste Of Time and.. An SEO’s Guide to…



Breathe Luxury Publishes Auction List With Starting Prices

By Elliot Silver Breathe Luxury is holding a live domain name auction during the World Travel Market event in London next week. I believe Holiday.com is the most notable domain name that is up for sale in the auction, and there are 35 domain names that will be up for bid during the auction. A…



Research – consumers are ready to embrace new gTLDs

By Kevin McKim DotWhatever.com: WorldTradeReview covers research on New gTLD embracement. A global survey of internet users, conducted on behalf of the Domain Name Association (DNA), has revealed a receptiveness to the addition of new domain name extensions.. Today the WorldTrademarkReview cites a survey conducted by ResearchNow, that polled internet users in Austr… Source: Domaining…



ICANN Pays Over $2 Million Dollars For Its Directors + CEO Fadi Gets Almost $1.4 Million

By Michael Berkens The Domains: ICANN published its compensation paid to or on behalf of 23 people who servered on its Board of Directors ending June 30, 2014. In all 23 people received over $2,000,000 combined in “any payments made by ICANN to Directors (including reimbursements of expenses).” “This table represents reimbursements and compensation paid……



Start Spreading The News: Marijuana.NYC Sells For Over $60,000 In Landrush Domain Auction

By Michael Berkens The Domains: The second of three rounds of .NYC landrush auctions closed today with the highest (yes pun intended) .NYC sale The domain name Marijuana.NYC sold today for a whopping $60,920 Earlier this week the domain name cannabis.nyc” sold for just $3,600 in the first of three landrush auction rounds. You can…



How to Create Content That Drives Lots of Organic Traffic

By Neil Patel Have you ever wondered why some types of content generate lots of search traffic and others don’t? I too was wondering about that, so I started to look for patterns and analyze competing blogs. What I found was interesting – so interesting that I decided to create an infographic to illustrate my…



WordPress Plugin Request: Shadow Ban Comments

By Elliot Silver On occasion, I will think of a neat plugin that can be used for one of my websites that uses WordPress, and when I search for the idea, I usually find an existing plugin to use. Last week, I thought of a plugin idea, and I could not find one available, so…



ICANN posts annual report on payments to its directors

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: ICANN has published its annual report for the Fiscal Year 2014, covering the expense reimbursements and other payments made to its directors between July 1st, 2013 and June 30th, 2014: During FY14, there were seven face-to-face meetings for Board members, including four regular ICANN Meetings (Durban in July 2013, Buenos Aires in…



Blogger Gives Confusing Domain Name Advice

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: I came across this article called “How to Dodge Domain Squatters”. It is written by someone that doesn’t really know a lot about domain names. Lisa should refrain from writing about technical stuff as I refrain from writing about things … → Source: Domaining     



Halloween special domain Discount Coupon from Minds+Machines!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The folks over at Minds+Machines are losing their heads for Halloween! Minds+Machines is offering a special Halloween discount coupon today – the offer is good until midnight tonight, Pacific US Time. The discount coupon takes 25% off for all domain registrations for the following gTLDs: .Beer .Cooking .Country .Fishing .Horse … Source:…



Behind The Sales – A Talk With Paul Boyd about his purchase of Open.TV

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Back in July Open.tv sold for $25,000, it was sold by a prominent member of the .tv community Makis Mourelatos. In a .com world it is always nice to get the insight of the buyer who spends five figures on a non .com. We are talking today with Paul Boyd, Paul…



Just Added: Seven New TLD Events

By andrew Calzone.org: Seven new TLD Registry Agreements were published on Calzone. over the weekend. 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 ……



WIPO: Infotrax.com was denied transfer in UDRP but no RDNH finding

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Citing first use of the mark “InfoTrax” in 1999, InfoTrax Systems waited 13 years to pursuit a trademark. When the mark was registered with the USPTO in 2013, the company decided to go after InfoTrax.com – a domain registered in 1995 – by filing a UDRP at the WIPO. Despite having a…



Breathe Luxury Publishes Auction List With Starting Prices

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Breathe Luxury is holding a live domain name auction during the World Travel Market event in London next week. I believe Holiday.com is the most notable domain name that is up for sale in the auction, and there are 35 domain names that will be up for bid during the auction….



Namecheap to offer web hosting for $10 bucks per year and cPanel

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: After going off on a tirade on Facebook about not getting any love or media coverage from domain bloggers, domain registrar Namecheap announced the availability of discounted web hosting services. The price: a paltry $10 annually, or less than the average cost of a dot .com registration. There are several tiers of…



RightOfTheDot & CentralNic Launch Websites To Sell City New gTLD’s Domains

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: CentralNic plc announced its joint venture with domain name consultancy RightOfTheDot, LLC, to create specialist new retail websites for the sale of “city domains”. These new city-specific domains include: London.domains for domain names ending .london Vegas.Domains for domain names ending … → Source: Domaining     



Tim Cooks Reveals One Secret. Is He Close to revealing The Even Bigger One?

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Why you should blog.. PLUS.. Tim Cook let out one secret today but still harbors a bigger one. The health-related issue akin to what brought his mentor down. It’s been discussed in the press, and a cause he supports, but little is ever made of it otherwise. Ironically…



TRAFFIC 2014 in full blast – First Halloween party pics emerge!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: TRAFFIC parties are legendary, and TRAFFIC 2014 in Miami marks the 10th anniversary of the original domain conference founded by Rick Schwartz. With dozens of costumed participants, the TRAFFIC Halloween party proved to be worthy of its reputation. All the big cheese domainers were there, including dozens more that attended for the…



WordPress Plugin Request: Shadow Ban Comments

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: On occasion, I will think of a neat plugin that can be used for one of my websites that uses WordPress, and when I search for the idea, I usually find an existing plugin to use. Last week, I thought of a plugin idea, and I could not find one available,…



Domain Holdings Announces $9.5M in Q3 Sales, 97.7% Sold Were .COM

By mlaw NameTalent.com: Domain Holdings announced their 2014 Q3 sales yesterday. Total Q3 sales tallied up to $9,554,983 of which a staggering $9,337,626 (97.7%) sold were .COM domains. Other highlights to note about the Q3 sales from DH sales report: Average weekly sales $796,249 Average sale $29,932 End user sales accounted for 73.84% of all…



ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver To 4 European Registrars

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: ICANN granted data retention waivers to 4 European registrars: GANDI SAS (France) IP Twins SAS (France) CPS-Datensysteme GmbH (Germany) Hostserver GmbH(Germany) The 4 registrars submitted to ICANN a Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request (“Waiver Request”) pursuant to Section 3 of … → Source: Domaining     



Report: 8 .NYC Sites Are Already In Alexa Top 1 Million

By Michael Berkens The Domains: The launch of domain names ending with .NYC about a month ago have just 47,000 .NYC domains have been claimed and will become internet websites from and for New York City. Sites are following suit. Eight sites are already in Alexa´s top One million count. Alexa provides traffic data, global…



Domain Name Wire Podcast is now on iTunes

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Listen to the Domain Name Wire Podcast on your iOS or Android device. The Domain Name Wire Podcast is now on iTunes, giving you one more way to listen to the show each week. You can find the podcast by visiting this link on your Apple device. iOS users…



IBM takes the .Buzz domain via UDRP

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Despite the new URS process that allows for trademark holders, particularly those of famous marks, to disable an offending gTLD domain, IBM took the UDRP route. In a case filed at the WIPO against the domain IBM.buzz, the Complainant was International Business Machines Corporation. The UDRP was filed 4 months after the…



No Reserve, $1 Opening Bid, $465k Valued Portfolio Sale at Flippa

By Garet Juntunen Auction: Get a great deal on a diverse, carefully screen portfolio of dot com domain names with an Estibot appraised value of $465k.The portfolio consists entirely of .com names. None are hyphenated. It is a diverse collection with geo, product, service, travel, and other categories represented. Source: Domaining     



Startup.club Launches to Help Entrepreneurs Get Access to Great .CLUB Premium Domains

By Michael Berkens The Domains: The .Club registry announced today the Startup.club which is designed to Help Entrepreneurs Get Access to Great .CLUB Premium Domain Names with the purchase price financed up to over 10 years with no interest. The Startup.Club will be rolled out today T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East Conference in Miami. The new program for…



.UK Registry, Nominet, Names Next CEO

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Nominet, the .uk registry, named its new Chief Executive Officer that is Russell Haworth. Russell will join Nominet in January 2015. Nominet said in the announcement that “Russell will lead the organisation as it develops its core registry business, explores … → Source: Domaining     



DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday 10/31

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: It looks like everyone is having a great start to TRAFFIC. Judging by the clothing, the weather has to be better than it is here in Central IL. It’s absolutely miserable here. I’m glad my daughter is too old to trick or treat because I’d have to put on ski outfit to…



Domain Name News: October 31 Week in Review

By DomainSherpa DomainSherpa.com: Hand-curated, no-B.S., important domain name industry news, including: • .ooo Owner Infinibeam Isn’t Just Crazy, It’s a Misinformation Machine • New gTLDs Top 3 Million • Domain Holdings Sold Nearly $10 Million in Domain Names Last Quarter • .Biz Domain Name Registrations Fall Under 2.5 Million • ICANN Termin… Source: Domaining     



Domain Name Association Releases Extensive Internet Study

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: The Domain Name Association put together a 75 slide power point presentation on the Internet usage habits of citizens in five countries. The countries included in the study were: U.S.A. U.K. Australia China India The study looks at the habits of surfing, how people get to where they want to…



Daily Sales Recap 10-30-14 RealityShow.com sells for $9,298 on NameJet

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Sales Recap 10-30-14 Federer auctioned off Siamese.com on Flippa and it closed at $5,010. There were 57 bids for the 10 year old domain. RealityShow .com sold for $9,298 on NameJet. The 3 character domain name HA2 .com sold for $1,040. Sedo Sales finreach.com 3,000 USD scrabblesolver.com 1,165 USD kfz-autoversicherung.de…



Photos & Highlights from Opening Night at the 2014 TRAFFIC East Conference in Miami Beach

DNJournal: The 10th anniversary edition of the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference got underway tonight with a scintillating opening night outdoor welcoming party at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. We have photos & highlights from the entire day in South Florida for you. Source: Domaining     



The FTC issues hefty fine to the manager of 18 dating sites for ‘fake profiles’

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The Federal Trade Commission has issued a fine to the British dating services company JDI Dating, for using computer generated user profiles, referred to as “virtual cupids”. These fake profiles were used as a bait, tricking users into upgrading their own accounts to paid memberships. Upon creating their profile, the use… Source:…



Daily Domain Sales (10-29-2014): Gartenmöbel.com 20k EUR, Koffer.ch 17,822 EUR

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Here is a peak at what I do month after month: September: My 639 Domain Name Renewals And 118 Drops (15.6%) .OOO registry has lost it. I am sorry but they will fail. Ashton Kutcher bought a couple of domains … → Source: Domaining     



Spain Passes So-Called Google Tax

By Raymond Hackney DomainCrunch.com: Spain finally passes the “Google Tax” It has been in the works for awhile and now Spain has passed an intellectual property law that can result in fines for news … Read More Source: Domaining     



Domain Picks Dropping on Halloween 2014

By Mark DomainPicks.com: This is my first ever picks post that doesn’t have a .net or a .org listed, I double checked the dropping nets and orgs just to be sure I wasn’t missing something but I couldn’t find anything I thought was worth listing… Source: Domaining     



Buying and Selling a Traffic Portfolio – Part 4

Michael Gilmour: So you’ve done your due diligence on the domain portfolio that you wish to acquire and everything looks like it’s good. All you have to do is part with your hard earned cash and wait for the authorisation codes so that you can transfer the domains into your registrar. So what’s the problem?…



5 Easy Web Development Ideas to Jumpstart Your Domain Names

By Tia Wood TiaWood.com: Have a great domain name and wondering what to do with it? Here are five type of web development sites you can easily employ to jump start your domain names. Community + Social Engagement Wondering what to do with your GEO domain names? Look no further for inspiration than blogger, Tracey…



Neustar reports earnings, .Co grossed $4.4 million last quarter

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: .Co acquisition helps boost revenue at Neustar. Neustar reported third quarter earnings after the bell today. The company, which operates .us, .biz and .co, reported a 7% lift in revenue and a 1% increase in net income compared to the third quarter of 2013. A big growth driver was…



One Realtor Explains Why They Are Not Interested in Dot Realtor and Will Stick With Dot Com

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Teresa Boardman wrote a piece on Inman.com where she expressed her desire to control her own destiny, not stand with the pack, and stick with .com over the new .realtor extension. I tend to agree with Teresa that the domain names should be more about the real estate she is showcasing…



.CA Domain Drop comes up Aces on October 29

By Dot CA Domains Dot CA Domains: DomainReport.ca I don’t know about you, but October has been a busy month for .ca and .com domain inquiries for me. It seems like everyone is on the hunt to get a good domain name for their website presence. Most of 2014 has been average for me, but…



Poll: .Net vs. New gTLD

By Elliot Silver Yesterday, I read Kevin Murphy’s article, “Is the free ride over for Verisign’s .net?” In the article, cited comments from Verisign CEO Jim Bidzos and Verisign CFO George Kilguss regarding the current state of .net domain names and their future. After sharing public comments made by Bidzos and Kilguss, Murphy wrote, “As…



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