Monthly archives: December, 2014

Domainer of the Year for 2014: Rick Schwartz

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: With less than an hour left until the calendar rolls into 2015, it’s time to announce the Domainer of the Year for 2014. Many domain investors, professionals and associates stand out for their contribution; the opportunities to excel are endless, thanks to the expanding structure of the domain industry. On a daily…



Domain Picks Dropping on New Years Day 2015

By Mark DomainPicks.com: It’s the last day of the year, you might have noticed I took the last month off, or maybe not. I had to take care of some other biz and it has been taking all of my time, but I did want to get in an end of the year picks post……



Market Recap 12-31-14 Rightside Hits Another New Low at $6.42

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Market Recap 12-31-14 Rightside (NAME) hit another new low at $6.42 on the open, then the stock rallied to get into the green at $6.84 and closed down .03 at $6.72. Verisign (VRSN) was off three quarters of a percent to close at $57. So in the first year of new…



PR: Bingo.com Sale Reported

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: In a deal that was announced via press release just before the end of 2014, the Bingo.com domain name and accompanying business were sold by a company called Bingo.com, Ltd. to a company called Unibet Group plc. “for total consideration of $8,000,000.“ Bingo.com, Ltd. is a OTC traded company with a…



How to Keep Your Readers on Your Blog Longer

By Neil Patel Don’t you hate it when you spend hours writing a blog post only to see that people spend mere seconds skimming it? In an ideal world, you want people to spend hours on your blog, but sadly that won’t happen. What you can do instead is get people to come back more…



Happy New Year From OnlineDomain.com

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Happy New Year From OnlineDomain.com and Greece! This is a photo of our “green” Christmas tree. Source: Domaining     



New Year’s Resolutions for My Business

By Elliot Silver It’s new year’s eve, and I thought it would be a good time to make some new years resolutions for my business for next year. I haven’t really set new year’s resolutions in the past, but I thought I would set a few for next year and see if I am able…



Welcome to Fabulous 2015! 2014 Was Good & We Believe the New Year Will Be Even Better

DNJournal: Not sure where 2014 went but ready or not, here comes a New Year! A solid rebound in the domain aftermarket and the influx of new money being invested in new gTLDs made it a good year for many players and we believe 2015 will be even better. Source: Domaining     



Do you plan on holding more domain names in 2015 or less ?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: As we close out 2014 everyone here at TheDomains.com would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Our final poll for 2014 asked, Do you plan on holding more domain names in 2015 or less ? Readers seemed to be split with 42 % saying they plan to hold…



Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): GoldPay.com, Quore.com, Arta.com, More

By Aaron DomainShane.com: The screenshots below are examples of buyers of domains from the last few months that have either developed their sites, or purchased an upgrade domain and have redirected their acquisition to an existing website. GoldPay.com sold for $64,000 at Sedo, and the domain is still showing as under transfer at Sedo. A…



Brands Pay Twitter to Falsely Attach Their Name to Yours & Bud The Cowboy

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Mix panel?? (where do they get these names?? does that say $865M mobile analytics to you??) PLUS: 2 Ways to Positively Identify and Fire Your Worst Employe; No Mickey Mouse Taxes On Jim Harbaugh’s $48M Michigan Deal And 49ers Exit; 11 key predictions on the future of social…



Daily Picks for .Travel Auction at SnapNames 12/31/14

By Grace Encirca.com: Check out these names that are available at snapnames: PRAIADOFORTE.TRAVEL ERAIL.TRAVEL EUROPEANRAIL.TRAVEL COSTADOSAUIPE.TRAVEL PRO3.TRAVEL GOTRAVEL.TRAVEL Source: Domaining     



Have a prosperous New Year!

By Acro Acro: The year’s about to change on the calendar, and that’s when one typically gathers their thoughts on the previous 364 days that passed. For 2014, I’m grateful for the people that made a change in this world; friends, relatives, associates and colleagues that shared love and support with each other. Every year…



Our Favorite .xyz Websites of 2014

By Team XYZ Gen.XYZ: On this last day of 2014, which also happens to be the year’s last #WebsiteWednesday, we’ve asked a couple members of Team XYZ to reveal their favorite .xyz websites in the wild! 2014 was a huge year for us (you know, launching the most popular new domain extension in the world),…



Domain name hijacking: How to slam the door on potential thieves

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: This year we’ve seen an exponential increase in domain name hijacking and theft, all thanks to a requirement by ICANN for registrars to verify WHOIS information. Domain theft is rampant in countries that the US legal system cannot comfortably reach, such as China and Russia. What can domainers do to prevent the…



What Is Going On With The Huge Increase In Registrars In The Color New gTLD’s .Red; .Pink; .Blue?

By Michael Berkens The Domains: There has been a sudden and huge boost in domain registrations for all the color new gTLD’s extensions in the past few days, .Red, .Blue, .Pink each increasing around 25% from its previous totals Each new domain extension that are operated by Afilias, have added thousands of registrations in the…



Domainers: Got hit with a UDRP? All you need to win is this cookie cutter email

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Got served with a UDRP for your generic, aged domain and don’t want to spend money on lawyers? No problem. Let’s face it: a UDRP isn’t the end of the world, and if you can hit CTRL-C and CTRL-V and know how to send email, you are halfway to success. Most domainers…



DJI: A Maker of Fancy Drones or the Next GoPro?; $6000 Lamborghini 88 Tauri Phone.

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Inovalon?? Instacart?? Tony Hsieh Is Building a Startup Paradise in Vegas; Is Charm Inversely Proportional to Skill? 7 Things You Can Legally Steal from Successful Companies; Analytics-based tech firm Inovalon files for IPO; Grocery Delivery Startup Instacart Rings Up $210 Million Investment; The Biggest Reason We Steal Other…



Have Buyers Stopped Making Serious Offers?

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: I don’t know about other domain name investors but it seems that I have stopped getting receiving decent offers that don’t lead to a sale. I mean, I am still getting offers but there only 2 types. Those that lead … → Source: Domaining     



New Year’s Resolutions for My Business

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: It’s new year’s eve, and I thought it would be a good time to make some new years resolutions for my business for next year. I haven’t really set new year’s resolutions in the past, but I thought I would set a few for next year and see if I am…



2014 in Review: Domain Theft and Phishing

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: A lot of people went phishing for domain names in 2014. This is the third in a five part series covering the top stories in the domain name industry in 2015. You can also listen to the companion podcast covering these five themes of 2014. It’s a lot easier…



Bonus podcast: The Internet of Things

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: An Internet of Things podcast, with a domain name bonus. On Monday I posted a 2014 Year In Review episode of the Domain Name Wire Podcast. I’m sure you’ve already listened to it by now and are clamoring for an extra podcast to listen to over the holiday. You’re…



DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: New Years Eve Edition

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: Aaron and I had a annual meeting and I would like to report the outcome. The minutes read “We had some fun and we made some money, all good”. We also decided to keep going strong on the blog. It’s actually been a great year for both of us. In both our…



.uk suspension problems worse than I thought

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Problems validating the addresses of .uk domain registrants, which caused one registrar to dump the TLD entirely, are broader than I reported yesterday. Cronon, which does business as Strato, announced last week that it has stopped selling .uk domain names because in more than a third of cases Nominet, the registry,…



NamesCon: Spotlight on Donuts

By Richard Lau In advance of NamesCon, I have been interviewing exhibitors and sponsors to share more information about their companies. NamesCon will be held January 11-14, 2015 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are over 600 registered conference attendees so far, and we are expecting over 800 people to attend this…



Daily Sales Recap 12-30-14 Qde.com sells for $9,900 on Sedo

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Sales Recap 12-30-14 Flippa had a few nice four figure closes today, Text.org closed at $5,012, this is a 1994 registration. Qde.com sold for $9,900 on Sedo. A 5n.com that is a numerical palindrome sold for $10,003 on NameJet 11211.com. Sedo Sales codecore.com 1,750 USD mapd.com 5,000 USD sippycups.com 3,800…



101domain and .DESI Interview – A New Domain for The Desi Community

By Joe Alagna 101Domain.com: Tonight we interviewed the team at .DESI. .DESI is a new generic Top Level Domain name created to appeal to people around the world who relate to Indian culture. Participants are: – Joe Alagna – V.P. Channel Development at 101domain.com – Charu Lata – Chief Operating Officer of 101domain.in – Ravin…



Greek professor Metaxas shares his experience in defending domain against UDRP

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Greek professor Panagiotis “Takis” Metaxas teaches Computer Science at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, doing research on online social networks, multimedia programming, parallel computing, image dithering and CS education. Professor Metaxas studied Mathematics at the University of Athens and Computer Science at Brown… Source: Domaining     



Career Tool Kit 55+ .COM Drops And Some People Names – Available – Reg Fee Opps — Keyword Sam…

By DomainBELL.com DropGRABS.com: Career Tool Kit 55+ .COM Drops And Some People Names – Available – Reg Fee Opps — Keyword Sampling: Elegance – Ivy League – Wanna Be – Best Tips Ever – Tribute – Credit Coach – Soccer Cup – Health Food – Holistic Vet – Fund Exchange – Quickest Way – Big…



Last chance for $2 dot-country domain names

By admin Encirca.com: You read that right! EnCirca is offering dot-country domain names for an introductory price of just $2.00 for the a one year registration. We’re pretty sure no one else is offering a better deal. Special ends at 7pm EST on December 31. Source: Domaining     



When China Stops Copying Western Tech Giants Is When They Should Start Worrying; 3-D Doggie Legs

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: CBS Report: High-tech stalking: How abusers target victims with spyware and apps watching and listening even when your phone pc is off! Social Don’t Sell… and 2014: The Year Propaganda Came Of Age— “But there is a reason why such a large ‘industry’ has developed on the web…



Grab these 5+ Year Old Exact Match Product Domains Right Now…

By admin DomainTweeter.com: One of the best ways to reduce your tax liability for 2014 is to make smart end of year purchases. I’ve been focusing on domain acquisition and development for the past 15+ years and have collected a good sized portfolio of exact match .com names in a wide range of profitable niches…



Daily Domain Sales (12-29-2014): KMGinternational.com 4,000 EUR, alrex.com $4,000, viscol.com $2,500

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Here are my 13 ways to make Go Daddy auctions better. A Go Daddy rep replied and gave a solution to 1 of the problems: email support. The other 12 problems (plus the ones written in the comments) remain. Go … → Source: Domaining     



NamesCon: Spotlight on Donuts

By Richard Lau DomainInvesting.com: In advance of NamesCon, I have been interviewing exhibitors and sponsors to share more information about their companies. NamesCon will be held January 11-14, 2015 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are over 600 registered conference attendees so far, and we are expecting over 800 people to attend…



Market Recap 12-30-14 Rightside hits new low – Verisign rated neutral by Zacks with $61 price target

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Market Recap 12-30-14 Rightside (NAME) hit a new low at $6.73 and closed at $6.75. The stock is down from a high of $17 and is down 47% since it started trading in July. Verisign (VRSN) was Zacks reiterated a neutral rating on the stock with a price target of $61….



Get 50% off NamesCon Courtesy of DomainFest

By Raymond Hackney DomainCrunch.com: An email from Domain Fest today offering a 50 % discount off of Namescon, so if you are still planning on going but have not booked yet, you can get … Read More Source: Domaining     



Don’t Let Someone Talk Negatively After a Domain Sale

By Elliot Silver As hard as I try to be nice when completing a domain name purchase or sale, I have been a participant in what you might call “challenging” negotiations. Regardless of what is being discussed, negotiations can become contentious. I think domain name negotiations can be even more contentious than usual because some…



Namescon – The Place To Be!

Michael Gilmour: It takes me a lot to journey across the Pacific Ocean and even more when it’s in the middle of my summer in Australia. It just so happens that Namescon ticks both of those boxes but I’m still making the journey….so why would I do that? The first Namescon really took advantage of…



Facebook.XYZ is down!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Facebook.XYZ has been down for most of the day today, according to various media sources. On Twitter.XYZ the hashtag #facebookXYZdown was retweeted more than 2 billion times. Many distraught users visited IsItMeOrIsFacebookDown.XYZ to check on its status. “It’s ridiculous that the world’s most important social media… Source: Domaining     



Flask Cloud Hosting Showdown – Part 1: Meet The Contenders

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: We have recently been going through some testing of different hosting options for Flask. If you don’t know what Flask is then this is probably going to be a pretty boring article so you might want to hit the back button. If you do know what Flask is and you want to…



With NamesCon #2 12 Days Away Here are 12 Previously Unpublished Photos from the Debut Show

DNJournal: The 2nd annual NamesCon conference is just 12 days away. The event gets underway January 11 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. To give you an idea of what is in store here are 12 previously unpublished photos from the debut edition of NamesCon last January at the Tropicana. Source: Domaining     



400 Wealthiest Add $92 Billion in 2014 as Alibaba Surges; Slowing Down is Key to Happiness

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: PPC and failure; AdultBreastFeeding.com (who knew until it got busted) .NYC decoy: For $11,000, you can buy an annoying, inaccurate vanity address in NYC; Root Causes of Terrible Vendor Presentations; Quit Whining About Your Sick Colleague; 2015 Is The Year Of The Millennial Customer: 5 Key Traits, 80…



Yikes: Rightside Falls Below $7 A Shares Hitting Another All Time Low: Down 30%+ In 6 Weeks

By Michael Berkens The Domains: Shares of Rightside (NAME) which we actually own some of have been falling like a rock. Today shares fell below $7 which I guess stock market guys might call a support level, hitting an intraday all time low of $6.73. Shares have recovered slightly and are trading as of publication…



A look at repeating numbers in .com and .net

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Yesterday after posting about the availability of the same repeating letter, Vincent Jacques asked about what repeating numbers looked like ? So I took a look at numbers 0 through 9 in .com and .net. No surprise that 8 was the most popular and you cannot register a repeating 8 until…



When Force Majeure Happens to Customers

By admin Encirca.com: Is it time that the industry offered domain name insurance? Eligibility would be limited to registrants living in officially declared disaster areas. Perhaps ICANN even could fund the insurance from their $0.18/domain fees? Source: Domaining     



Is Microsoft Getting Ready To Replace Internet Explorer ?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: With Microsoft getting ready for a Windows 10 launch there is talk they may be scrapping Internet Explorer for a new browser with the codename Spartan. ZDNet covered the story. From the article: There’s been talk for a while that Microsoft was going to make some big changes to Internet…



64 Domains Added In The NamesCon 2015 & RightOfTheDot Auction (318 Domains Total)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: 64 new domain names have been added to the NamesCon 2015 & RightOfTheDot Auction for a total of 318. The new list includes domains such as rookie.com, coupon.website, email.host and sell.nyc. These new domains are added to the existing list … → Source: Domaining     



Domaining 2014: NamesCon, TRAFFIC and Domainfest conferences

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: With only two days left in 2014, we’re wrapping up the year in domaining; the field of domain conferences witnessed some dramatic changes. In January 2014, newcomer NamesCon delivered what it promised, and more. The brainchild of domain veteran investor, Richard Lau, was put together in under 90 days thanks to a…



2014 in Review: New TLDs

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: They’re off to a fairly slow start. Will that change in 2015? This is the second in a five part series covering the top stories in the domain name industry in 2015. You can also listen to the companion podcast covering these five themes of 2014. 2014 was the…



Inspiration for Domain Investing in 2015

By David Walker NamePros.com: Many inspirational individuals that we strive to become have said powerful words in their lifetime that we too live by. Some of us wake up and see them on our calendars, reminding of us that this is going to be the day for change. It can be, if you make it….



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