Monthly archives: November, 2014

Report: Invest.com Sold for $5 Million

By Elliot Silver Late last week, Forex Magnates reported that the Invest.com domain name was recently sold for $5 million to a company called Singulariteam. I do not see a confirmation of the sale from the company on its website, so this sale is unconfirmed. In its article reporting the sale of Invest.com, Forex Magnates…



Daily Sales Recap 11-30-14 NetDesk.com closes at $9,400 on Go Daddy Auctions

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Sales Recap 11-30-14 NetDesk.com closed at $9,400 on Go Daddy Auctions. Registered since 1997, this company closed up operations in 2009 and went into receivership, somehow no one thought to look at the domain name as an asset and sell it, so now Go Daddy pockets the $9,400. If you…



Update: YN.com no longer a stolen domain; was returned to FMA

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The premium two letter .com domain, YN.com, has been returned to its legitimate owner, Future Media Architects. As part of a cache of domains stolen at Moniker during a much-reported mass breach of accounts, YN.com was frozen at Name.com where it was transferred by Egyptian domain thieves. Currently, the process of reclaiming…



Sunday Updates and Thoughts

By Elliot Silver The last few days have been hectic. We spent Thanksgiving in New York with my wife’s family and had a great time. We came home yesterday afternoon to get to a wedding in Boston last night. I think my liver needs a few days off, and I most definitely need to hit…



Daily Domain Sales (11-29-2014): BarnDoorSlidingHardware.com $10,004, Yakk.com $2,600

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: 3 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Domain Name Deals You Can’t Miss (Flippa, Namecheap, Dynadot) “How New gTLDs Are Playing a Role in Black Friday & Holiday Marketing in 2014″ 8 New TLDs released over 160,000 collision domain names. Most … → Source: Domaining     



Invest.com Sells For Over $5 Million Dollars

By Michael Berkens The Domains: According to the forexmagnates.com, the domain name Invest.com has been sold for more than $5 Million dollars to a Forex trading company. According to the story the buyer is the VC firm Singulariteam headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel. Singulariteam, is described as being a “super angel investor”, and Moshe Hogeg’s,…



Report: Invest.com Sold for $5 Million

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Late last week, Forex Magnates reported that the Invest.com domain name was recently sold for $5 million to a company called Singulariteam. I do not see a confirmation of the sale from the company on its website, so this sale is unconfirmed. In its article covering Invest.com, Forex Magnates reported that…



New gTLD Sites Advertising in the LA Times

By Joe Alagna Alagna.com: I’m happy to see an ad in the LA Times Calendar Section today featuring four new gTLDs (in one ad). The headline of the ad was the website, Vegas.buzz. It has a really nice logo and is memorable. I looked … → Source: Domaining     



Got some bad online reviews? No worries! It happens. Here are 4 ways on how to handle them…

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Ways to Troubleshoot Your Social ROI, How To Video Blog Your Way To Success, How to Choose a Color Scheme for Your Brand, Black Friday Car Deals Are Great, New Year”s Eve Maybe Even Better, How To Make A Difference With Your Work, Seth”s Blog: #BlackFriday = media…



Don’t Miss These Cyber Monday Deals >> Premium domains at ridiculously low prices.

By Dona Gold Deal: CargoAircraft.com, NutritionTracker.com, LocalBar.com, and 80.com domain names for sale. From short 3 letter .com domains to category leader top level domains, we offer something for everyone. We are offering the highest quality domain names at wholesale prices. Rock Bottom Prices starting from $295. Source: Domaining     



How many new gtlds have you registered in 2014 ? November poll results in

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Our November poll question was, How Many New gTLDs Have you registered in 2014 ? We had 200 votes exactly and the most popular answer was zero. 78 out of the 200 responses stated they have registered no new gtlds in 2014. Of course this is not a huge sample…



Father Domainicus: After Thanksgiving, time to Qetchup!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Greetings and salutations, my domainer sisters and brothers – this is Father Domanicus returning after a short hiatus from the festivities of Thanksgiving. Let me tell you, what a glorious day it is here in the sunny state of Florida, the headquarters of our Domain Church. The sun is shining, the birds…



Sunday Updates and Thoughts

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: The last few days have been hectic. We spent Thanksgiving in New York with my wife’s family and had a great time. We came home yesterday afternoon to get to a wedding in Boston last night. I think my liver needs a few days off, and I most definitely need to…



Gluten Free Bagels – Rising Opportunity

By Andrew Hazen DomainWealth.com: Did you know – – 1 in 133 people in the US are affected by celiac disease 29% of Americans say they are trying to avoid gluten free for health reasons, according the NPD Group #2 Place is where “gluten-free” was listed in Time magazine’s Top 10 Food Trends $62 BILLION…



DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Sunday November 30th

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: A little late on the post today but I got caught up in the Alabama-Auburn game. Just like last year, one of the best games of the year. I spent the rest of the night playing MYST. Just kidding, that’s what I was doing 15 years ago. Here are today’s names. GD…



Evan Tube: 8-Year-Old Domainless Boy Reviews Toys on You Tube, Makes Millions

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: What were you up to when you were 8 years old? Probably something less impressive than Evan. Evan rakes in $1.3 million a year from posting his toy reviews to YouTube. Read mor… Source: Domaining     



Black Friday Puts Economy Back On The Map, Apple Leads The Charge

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: It”s beginning to look a lot like Apple! Source: Domaining     



Daily Sales Recap 11-29-14 BarnDoorSlidingHardware.com closes at $10,004 on Go Daddy Auctions

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Sales Recap 11-29-14 Barndoortslidinghardware.com closed at $10,004 on Go Daddy Auctions, Go Daddy showed significant traffic in the listing and placed their own x,xxx valuation. Here is a link to the link profile at Majestic Seo. There is a barndoorhardware.com developed out of California. Yen.cn sold for $1,200 on 4.CN…



Saturday Musings – Finding True Happiness

Michael Gilmour: So it’s been Thanksgiving this past week….for the people in North America anyway. We don’t have this holiday in the rest of the world but it shouldn’t stop us from being grateful for the good things in life. A number of years ago I heard a message at church where the minister challenged…



3 Great Sites For Learning How To Build iOS Apps (Updated for 2015)

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: As many of you know I’m a bit of a programming language geek. For a long time (or at least long for me) I’ve been interested in understanding which programming languages (and dev stacks) are the best for a specific application. In college I spent a lot of time in the world…



Optimize Your Parked Pages Before Cyber Monday

By Elliot Silver Cyber Monday is one of the busiest online shopping days of the entire year, and Cyber Monday is coming up in a couple of days on December 1st. With so much shopping done online, I presume many of us will see an uptick in traffic to our parked page, and hopefully an…



Daily Domain Sales (11-28-2014): ITMagazine.com $10,000, Interferon.com $4,070

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: I made my 2,000 post on this blog yesterday and I totally missed it. Here it is: 3 Black Friday Domain Name Deals You Can’t Miss (Flippa, Namecheap, Dynadot) And for your entertainment… These are 2 different reactions from buyers … → Source: Domaining     



Who is Winning Cyber Monday This Year in Google?

By Elliot Silver Last week, I wrote a blog post with some research I did to see what companies were doing well in Google rankings for Black Friday keywords. Now that Black Friday has passed and Cyber Monday is coming up soon, I thought I would do the same type of basic research to see…



Dot Club Releases “My Favorite Strings” The Holiday Song

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: The folks over at .Club in the spirit of the holiday season have created a .Club holiday song. Tis the season… to have some fun as well, so we put together a little jingle to celebrate some of our favorite new domain names. From .dad to .directory, twenty-six of the…



Domain Flips and Flops: UPV.com, BetBot.com, FastBase.com

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 UPV.com – Sold recently for $16,200 at NameJet, vs $13,053 at Sedo last year. A thin flip….under $1k profit if I assume 15% commissions. Parked, and owned…



Optimize Your Parked Pages Before Cyber Monday

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Cyber Monday is one of the busiest online shopping days of the entire year, and Cyber Monday is coming up in a couple of days on December 1st. With so much shopping done online, I presume many of us will see an uptick in traffic to our parked page, and hopefully…



Researched Four Letter Domains — LLLL — For Availability in Several Extensions Sharing a Bit o…

By DomainBELL.com DropGRABS.com: Researched Four Letter Domains LLLL For Availability in Several Extensions Sharing a Bit of What I Found as Available for Reg Fee More Than 4000 Finds Enjoy… Add Me on Twitter @DropGrabs SeniorLifeline.com FOR SALE Source: Domaining     



How a Vanity Domain Can Boost Your Business, Not Just Your Ego; Restoring Lost Names,

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: #Leadership: A Picture is worth a thousand words. If you don’t think a change in management at the top matters, think again; Netflix CEO: Broadcast TV Will Be Dead By 2030; Korea is cracking down on selfies;Amazon Prime Was Too Good to Be True After All; Shark’s Top…



Who is Winning Cyber Monday This Year in Google?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Last week, I wrote a blog post with some research I did to see what companies were doing well in Google rankings for Black Friday keywords. Now that Black Friday has passed and Cyber Monday is coming up soon, I thought I would do the same type of basic research to…



DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Saturday November 29th

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: Over the last few months I’ve been playing this little game on Flippa. There is a name that I would like to own that keeps going up for auction and not meeting reserve. The first time I offered the owner a few hundred over the auction final in which I was the…



Daily Sales Recap 11-28-14 ITMagazine.com Closes at $10,000 on Flippa

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Sales Recap 11-28-14 ITMagazine.com closed at $10,000 on Flippa, the 15 year old domain had 86 bids. Flippa also saw OahuResorts.com close at the buy it now of $1,999 which triggered a bunch of bonus domains being added to the mix. CashReady.com closed at $1,270 on Go Daddy Auctions, I…



TSU.co gets 1 Million users in 5 weeks!

By David Eccles TNTNames.com: According to this story over at ZDNET.com, TSU.com gets its 1 millionth user for the new social media network in 5 weeks. Well I guess we have to see how it goes but that’s some pretty big .co news! Here … → Source: Domaining     



Daily Domain Sales (11-27-2014): Signup.net $13,000, Action.lu 6,000 EUR, RainOrShine.com $3,400

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: I made my 2,000 post today and I totally missed it. Here it is: 3 Black Friday Domain Name Deals You Can’t Miss (Flippa, Namecheap, Dynadot) And for your entertainment… These are 2 different reactions from buyers on the same … → Source: Domaining     



ICANN New gTLD Auction Proceeds Approaching $30 Million

By Philip Corwin Internet Commerce Association: While the debate continues as to whether most new gTLDs are a sound long-term investment for their registry operators, there’s no disputing that the program has been an economic boom for ICANN. The 1,930 first round applications each required an application fee of $185,000, which added up to a…



After 6 Years, Aljazeera Wins Contorol of Aljazeera.Tv

By Michael Berkens The Domains: Al Jazeera Media Network of Doha, Qatar, was awarded the domain name Aljazeera.tv by a one member UDRP panel of Assen Alexiev The domain holder did not respond to the UDRP, nor did the domain seem to be in use in the 6+ years since it was registered. Here are…



TRAFFIC East 2014: A Pictorial Review from an Unforgettable 10th Anniversary Show

DNJournal: The 10th anniversary edition of the TRAFFIC conference that concluded earlier this month on Miami Beach marked the end of a era. Our wall to wall pictorial review documents Rick Schwartz’s final ride with TRAFFIC. We haven’t published ANY of the photos in this review in DNJ before. Source: Domaining     



Here’s What It’s Like To Be An Alcoholic; With Naming Rights, ‘Perpetuity’ Doesn’t Always Mean Fo…

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: I Am Thankful For: The Death Of Hard Sales Tactics; How 3D Printing Could Aid Space Exploration; The Loneliest Genius; What Airbnb Gets About Culture that Uber Doesn’t; Thanks for Giving… Gratitude; 15 Types of Jerks in the Office;Thanksgiving roundup: YouTube URLs, Vine gets pushy and more; Should…



Market Recap 11-28-14 Rightside Down 7 % to new low – Tucows Hits New High

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Market Recap 11-28-14 Rightside (NAME) Hit a new low today of $8.01 and closed down 7.10% at $8.11. The high on the stock which was spun off by Demand Media is $17. There was a post on Seeking Alpha back in September with the stock at $11.85 where the author said…



Share Your Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

By Elliot Silver Now that Black Friday is here, I bet there are a lot of good domain industry deals to be had. I also presume there will be additional Cyber Monday deals and special offers from domain industry companies in a few days. I invite you to share your coupon and promo codes, special…



“How New gTLDs Are Playing a Role in Black Friday & Holiday Marketing in 2014″

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: The gTLD strategy blog published an article on how “How New gTLDs Are Playing a Role in Black Friday Marketing and Holiday Marketing in 2014″. It has some interesting stats on what companies have registered and are using .BLACKFRIDAY and .CHRISTMAS … → Source: Domaining     



New gTLD’s Pass 3.3 Million; .Club Passed 140K .NYC Tops 60K; .London Passes 50k

By Michael Berkens The Domains: We haven’t done a update of the new gTLD program registrations in a while. According to nTLDStats.com the total number of new gTLD domain registrations just passed 3.3 million. .NYC has now passed 60,000 registrations and .London has now passed 50,000 registrations Rounding out the top 10 of all new…



Update on Top 10 Sales from A Year Ago: Fix.com, 1001.com, Pizza.es, HealthAdvisor.com, More

By Aaron DomainShane.com: Listed below are updates to the top 10 domain sales from a year ago this week, as ranked by DN Journal. 1. Fix.com for $850,000 I expected more of a commercial use, but a general interest type of blog is live, with articles about things like how to pick apples, or green…



Namecheap: Runtime Error (Updated)

By Elliot Silver For the last week or so, popular domain registrar Namecheap has been promoting its special offers for Black Friday and Cyber Monday via its blog and social media channels. A few hours ago on Twitter, the company cited heavy demand for its increase in the number of special offers: Due to high…



Black Friday and New gTLDs

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: NetNames published an article on black friday and New gTLD domain names. The article is mostly targeted to brand owners and protecting their brand online. Here are a few highlights: Uniregistry, one of the new organisations created to take advantage … → Source: Domaining     



Premium domains at ridiculously low prices – up to a 75% discount.

By Dona Gold Reporter: EmailApp.com, NutritionTracker.com, LocalBar.com, and 80.com domain names for sale. >>> From short 3 letter .com domains to category leader top level domains, we offer something for everyone. We are offering the highest quality domain names at wholesale prices. >>> Rock Bottom Prices starting from $295. Source: Domaining     



Doodert All Day – – And a Batch of Brandables Plus — in .COM and Available for Reg Fee

By DomainBELL.com DropGRABS.com: Doodert All Day Batch of Brandables in .COM Available for REG FEE 135+ Items Plus Some Longtail Keyword Rich .COM Hope You Didn’t Eat Too Much Turkey Yesterday Treats – Bottys.com BoyFads.com BoyKits.com +135 MORE on DropGrabs.com Add Me on Twitter @DropGrabs DailyRosary.com – FOR SALE Source: Domaining     



Daily Picks for .Pro Auction at SnapNames 11/28/14

By Grace Encirca.com: Here are today’s top picks for .Pro auctions at SnapNames: SPICE.PRO TRIVIA.PRO CAPETOWNLUXURYVILLAS.PRO INTERCONSULTAS.PRO Source: Domaining     



I Said Apple Would Be $1K/Share; With Splits It’s Now At $800… Here’s Why I Am Upping it to $2K

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Why Apple Will Buy Bing from Microsoft; Apple’s iPhone 6 Consistently The Best Selling Smartphone In Japan; Icahn Insists Apple (AAPL) Stock Still Undervalued and TV isn’t even HERE Yet; PlUs Kevin O’Leary’s 3 Reasons to Cut Holiday Spending; Slow Death of the Black Friday Tradition? and Take…



3 Black Friday Domain Name Deals You Can’t Miss (Flippa, Namecheap, Dynadot)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Flippa: Launch an Auction over the next 4 days and you’ll receive the following FREE promotions valued at $136: FREE Bold listing title ($9 value) FREE Highlighted listing in search pages ($19 value) FREE Screenshot/Logo next to your listing ($29 … → Source: Domaining     



Just Added: Two New TLD Start-up Plans

By andrew Calzone.org: Two new Top Level Domain Start-up Plans have been published on Calzone. Calzone has also published the start and end dates for all Sunrise, Landrush and General Availability periods detailed in the new Start-up Plans. Calzone allows you to subscribe to any TLD phase, category, or script. If you subscribe to Calzone,…



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