Monthly archives: January, 2015

The Chinese blockbuster awakens! – Al Jazeera America

Reporter: The Chinese blockbuster awakens! Al Jazeera America Helmed by Hong Kong director Daniel Lee and produced by top-line star Jackie Chan, it’s the first recipient of funds from a new investment body, the Beijing Cultural Assets Film and Television Fund, and is clearly aimed at a global audience. … Grown … Source: Domaining     



Legal Marijuana is The Fastest Growing Industry in the U.S.

By Raymond Hackney NamePros.com: The Marijuana discussion/showcase thread on Namepros is one of the most read and liveliest conversations on the forum. There was a bit of news out a couple days ago that should have those invested in the niche enthusiastic. I want to put right up front, I own 0 marijuana,hemp related names…



New Dot Media, LLC launches TheNotComRevolution.Guide

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: A frequent commenter on TheDomains Tom Gilles is the founder of New Dot Media, LLC, his company published a press release relating to an educational website TheNotComRevolution.Guide. An educational website, has been launched by New Dot Media, LLC to help internet users better understand and navigate the new “Not Com”…



‘The Domain’ trademark application denied; Popular domain blog is safe

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The trademark application for ‘The Domain’ has been denied, after it was deemed to cause confusion. According to the USPTO: “Trademark Act Section 2(d) bars registration of an applied-for mark that so resembles a registered mark that it is likely that a potential consumer would be confused, mistaken, or decei… Source: Domaining…



Poll: Who Will Win the Super Bowl?

By Elliot Silver I haven’t mentioned anything about the Super Bowl yet, and I want to see who readers think will win the Super Bowl (being played on Sunday). I live about 30 minutes from Foxboro (where the New England Patriots play), and I am a big Pats fan. I root for all of the…



Domain Flips (Minorities.com, Overbet.com, 34000.com) and Flops (StateInsurance.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 Minorities.com – Sold recently for $5,000 on Flippa, vs $2,100 in 2012 at NameJet. The makings of a website are live (below). “Minorities.com is owned by D….



Flippa Weekly Domain Sales: Emerging.com $9,150, PHP.io $6,000, Disarm.com $5,000

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Highest sale this week at Flippa was the domain name Emerging.com that was sold for $9,150. Post-Auction Negotiation was the method of sale for 4 domains of this week’s list. These Flippa post-auction negotiations are working very well. There were 10 … → Source: Domaining     



Super Bowl Sunday and its impact on Online Sales

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: The Super Bowl and eCommerce Abbe Miller wrote a piece on Business2Community that looked at how big television events impact online sales both during and after the event. The article mentioned some stats from the previous two years culled from a couple different sources. Hashtags included in ad spots jumped…



FREE Legal Advice for StartUps; Persuasion and Turning a Blog Into a Multi-Million-Dollar Business

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: How Uber’s Autonomous Cars Will Destroy 10 Million Jobs and Reshape the Economy by 2025; Americans are too blinded by fandom to save football from destroying itself; Marissa Mayer Thinks She Can Steal iPhone Search From Google; From Death’s Door to a Heavenly Mountain: How Dr. Chris Hartnett…



Bodis Acquires TrafficZ

By Elliot Silver During the last week of December, TrafficZ announced that the parking service was shutting down at the end of 2014. I was a bit surprised that they chose to shut down rather than be acquired, especially after a commenter reported that there were still quite a few domain names using TrafficZ DNS….



How To Hide That You Own A Domain Name

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: As a person who does a lot of digging on domain names, I often run into several factors that prevent me from knowing who owns a domain name, so I thought I would provide some tips on how to hide domain ownership. So why would you want to hide the fact…



Makeover Strategist – Web Radio and Ninjas — 75+ .COM’s at Reg Fee Opps…

By DomainBELL.com DropGRABS.com: Today’s List Includes Hand Selected .COM Drops 75+ Items What does a Makeover, Strategist, Ninja, Shamanite and Sprout Have in Common ?? Also FOR SALE — PizzaMAP.com Contact Me DomainBELL@DomainBELL.com Now On to the List of Treats Below — Available — Grab for Reg Fee – Saturday – January 31, 2015 MascotBeanie……



It’s alive: No ccTLD change for The Pirate Bay

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The Pirate Bay, a repository of torrent links that point to material that often infringes on the copyright of its publishers, is back alive. After more than two months of downtime and a chase by the Swedish police that shut down its servers, ThePirateBay.se is still the official home page. For now,…



My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 1-31-2015 (Check Out My Link To Auction Tool!)

By Jason Thompson JasonThompson: For those of you who want to deep link to domain auctions at GoDaddy auctions, feel free to use the tool I developed www.linktoauction.com. The tool itself was created for Source: Domaining     



Trolling the trolls of domaining

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: When we delivered the story about Credit.Club and its amazing hand registration, we were not prepared for the trollfest that’d follow. Eager to spew venom, dozens of uneducated newbies questioned the validity of the registration, urging each other to dig deeper into the story. The problem was, the story delivered the facts:…



Jazz At Lincoln Center Acquires & Re-brands To Jazz.org & Some Fans Are Not Happy

By Michael Berkens The Domains: Thejazzline.com, reports that the organization that operates Jazz at Lincoln Center, recently aand re-branded the organization to Jazz.org from it former address, jalc.org which is owned and operated under since it started in the early 2000’s Although the story does not say how much the organization paid for the domain,…



Poll: Who Will Win the Super Bowl?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I haven’t mentioned anything about the Super Bowl yet, and I want to see who readers think will win the Super Bowl (being played on Sunday). I live about 30 minutes from Foxboro (where the New England Patriots play), and I am a big Pats fan. I root for all of…



Would you have applied for a new GTLD if you knew what you know now ?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: On the one year anniversary of the rollout of new gtlds to the public, our January poll question was, “Would you have applied for a new GTLD if you knew what you know now ?” We had 110 votes and 62 people voted no while 48 voted yes. This may…



Bodis Acquires TrafficZ

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: During the last week of December, TrafficZ announced that the parking service was shutting down at the end of 2014. I was a bit surprised that they chose to shut down rather than be acquired, especially after a commenter reported that there were still quite a few domain names using TrafficZ…



Daily Domain Sales (1-28-2015): 2009.com $22,500, ZUF.com $9,611, XUC.com $9,311

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: This is the third part of my photo post series: NamesCon 2015: Waternight (photos) Typosquatting In .UK Domain Names Is Booming This Is The Buyer Of ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com For $85,000 Rightside New gTLD Domain Name Renewals Are Much LOWER Than Registration … → Source: Domaining     



DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Saturday, January 31st, 2015

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: If you noticed lately, Aaron and I have started tweeting more often and actually using Twitter like it supposed to be. Putting up some things, commenting on others, and retweeting the things we like. We’d love to hit 5000 followers and we’re not too far away. If you are interested in what…



CNN: “Is this the Super Bowl’s next GoDaddy?”

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: CNN asked if Wix Is this the Super Bowl’s next GoDaddy? A company mostly unknown to the public that went public over a year ago, in the article they actually compare and contrast Wix to Apple. From the article: But while tech companies like Wix aren’t quite household names, they’ve…



Daily Sales Recap 1-30-15 Wardrobes.com sells for $15,065 on Sedo

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Sales Recap 1-30-15 Sedo scored a couple nice five figure sales on Friday, Habitt.com sold for $12,000 and Wardrobes.com sold for $15,065. Flippa had a five figure auction close with CasinoDeals.com closing at $10,000. Sedo Sales habitt.com 12,000 USD wardrobes.com 9,999 GBP the-eye.com 1,000 USD campus-agency.com 1,000 EUR fot… Source:…



Pennsylvania company buys The Den apartment complex for $27.5 million – Columbia Daily Tribune

Reporter: Pennsylvania company buys The Den apartment complex for $27.5 million Columbia Daily Tribune Walker & Dunlop also originated loans for Lutz Real Estate Investment’s $21.56 million purchase of Campus View Apartments in addition to Campus Advantage and Heitman LLC’s $22.5 million purchase of The Domain at Columbia in Novemb… Source: Domaining     



Give a Deal to Blog Readers

By Elliot Silver I noticed that Enom gave a special offer to buy .Rocks domain names in support of the team my New England Patriots are playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday. I replied to them and jokingly asked about a offer code for Pats fans, too. Enom obliged and you can get a…



State of the Industry: After a Big Leap Forward in 2014 Experts Think 2015 Will Be Even Better

DNJournal: Here it is – our 11th annual State of the Industry Cover Story! We have once again called upon leading experts from across the domain industry to give us their perspective on the most important developments of the past year and their forecast for the year ahead. Source: Domaining     



Update on Top 10 Sales from a Year Ago: Malls.com, DL.com, Elevated.com, BitcoinWallet.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. Malls.com for $320,000 “Malls.com is an international B2B project and our aim to cover commercial real estate and retail markets all around the world.” Owner is under privacy protection. Offices…



Market Recap 1-30-15 Google up 4.6 % – Endurance International Drops 6%

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Market Recap 1-30-15 Google (GOOG) was up 4.6% after reporting earnings Thursday night that missed the mark. Ken Odeluga, a senior market analyst at www.cityindex.com.sg, expected sentiment on Google to remain poor. He noted that the search giant posted its slowest pace of growth in five years at 18.9% growth in…



My first impressions of Ello

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: You’ve heard of Ello right? It’s a startup with a similar founding story to Craiglist, a cool product that friends were using to stay connected that got so popular before they knew it everyone wanted in. Unlike Craigslist Ello went the funding route which means they are able to grow faster than…



The Perfect Execution of Conversion Rate Optimization

By Neil Patel Only one in seven A/B tests actually improves a website’s conversion rate. Why? Because conversion rate optimization is more than just testing colors or call-to-action buttons. If you want to see significant gains in your conversion rate, you have to learn how to come up with the right tests, and you need…



Just Added: Two New gTLD Events

By andrew Calzone.org: One new Top Level Domain Start-up Plan and one new delegation 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…



.Club Reports Credit.Club on Page 1

By Elliot Silver The story about how Bruce Marler got Credit.Club is interesting, and it has been covered in a variety of news outlets, blogs, and forums. Marler already built a website on the domain name, and it appears to be doing well in Google already. According to a tweet from .Club Registry CEO Colin…



Brands, Trademarks, and Domain Names

By Joe Alagna 101Domain.com: 101domain CFO, Anthony Beltran participated in a panel at the Nameson trade show this year called, Domains, Brands, Trademarks, and the Law. Four of the participants were trademark attorneys. Anthony is a sought-after panelist in these types of discussions because of his expertise on domain names. The discussion was facilitated by…



The Royal Treatment: Many thanks, Domain Queen!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: It’s early Valentine‘s here at DomainGang, as a very thoughtful Domain Queen sent us a sweet and whimsical gift. Taking a break from her busy day, Charlotte Gilbert mailed us an official “royal bobblehead” figure of herself, along with a heart full of chocolates, and a card filled with nice words. This…



.GLOBAL Released 3,500 Domain Names & Runs A $25 Cashback Promotion

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: The .GLOBAL registry released more than 3,500 domain names to the market for purchase. Most of the domains were previously reserved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) because of Name Collisions, or were premium domains that … → Source: Domaining     



Freemium Schemium: Amazon is Primed For Success (Nasdaq: AMZN)

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Good for Bezos! I always advocated against a freemium model. Think about it if MySpace charged $10- a year- as one of its founding Ceos , Chris DeWolfe, had argued, Facebook never would have happened. When the Sony Hack happened and Kevin Hart was belittled for wanting $2…



.xyz Web Design Contest extended through March 31

By Team XYZ Gen.XYZ: Wish you had more time for the .xyz Web Design Contest? We hear ya! Due to popular demand, we’re extending the deadline to submit your live .xyz site to March 31. The entry form will also remain open through March 22, so you have plenty of time to register if you…



Replicating The High: An Entrepreneur’s Lifelong Battle

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: I’ve been running a business in one form or another since 1991. Since I’ve been an adult I have not had a boss. I’ve had partners and investors that I have to answer to, but none of them has been as tough to compete against as myself. My own personal drive to…



My Takeaways from Adam Dicker at NamesCon

By Vincent Jacques TLDInvestors.com: As promised, here’s another article with some great takeaways from one of the sessions that were held early in the Namescon conference on Sunday, both put on by Adam Dicker to standing room only audiences. As most of you are aware, Adam Dicker was formerly with GoDaddy and is a domain…



Give a Deal to Blog Readers

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I noticed that Enom gave a special offer to buy .Rocks domain names in support of the team my New England Patriots are playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday. I replied to them and jokingly asked about a offer code for Pats fans, too. Enom obliged and you can get…



The truth is out there: How Credit.Club didn’t sell for $200,000 dollars

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Bruce Marler was visibly excited about the biggest gathering of domainers, that was about to put TRAFFIC to shame. “Tiffany, get your luggage ready, we’re going to NamesCon.” Tiffany put her beer down, another empty bottle in a row of four, next to an empty box of Kobayashi sushi. It was getting…



Meme Maker – Zone Gear – Fun Options Today’s List 75+ .COM’s Available

By DomainBELL.com DropGRABS.com: Today’s List Includes Variety — Fitness — Online Wallets and More Hand Selected .COM Drops 75+ Items Researching Mobile Ad Publishers Today More on that Later… Also FOR SALE: GrabCab.com Contact Me DomainBELL@DomainBELL.com Now On to the List of Treats Below — Available — Grab for Reg Fee – Friday –… Source:…



Google Made $18.1 Billion Last Quarter. Thanks For Your Referrals and Traffic!

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Minibar Offers On-Demand Booze Delivery In 13 Cities, Does Waze put officers” lives at risk? “How To Run A Company” by james altucher, Bubbles the dachshund can run and play thanks to 3D-printed wheelchair, Cyber War Poses Risk of Bail-Ins to Banks and Deposits as Bloomberg reports that…



MySQL trademark prevails in yet another Yoyo Email Ltd. UDRP

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Right on course for setting a new world record for being served with the most UDRP cases in a year, the British company Yoyo Email Ltd. lost yet another UDRP at the WIPO. The Complainant, MySQL AB, challenged the Respondent’s registration of the domain MySQL.email. The MySQL trademark has been registered since…



My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 1-30-2015

By Jason Thompson JasonThompson: Yesterday I Ubered to the Inglewood DMV. I am surprised that I never did this before! One of the biggest frustrations for me about going to the DMV is not Source: Domaining     



7 Steps for Establishing the Right Business Model – Entrepreneur

Reporter: 7 Steps for Establishing the Right Business Model Entrepreneur A small advisory board of outside people with experience in your domain can give you the unbiased feedback you need, as well as connections for setting up distribution and sales channels. It’s also valuable to talk to potential investors for their … and more &r……



Domain Movers: xTv.com, DoMore.com & More

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Welcome to another domain name movers that includes domain name that have been purchased by large companies, registered, sold and or moving for some reason. Here is today’s list: Research In Motion Limited registered a couple Android domain names and those were SecuringAndroid.com and ManageAndroid.com . Google is the owner of…



How A Former NBA Player Turned $350,000 Into $400 Million

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: At Last, This Revenge Porn Kingpin Has Been Stopped; B-OUYA! Guess who just got a $10 million investment from Alibaba? Internet of Things will add $14 trillion to the global economy by 2030: Accenture; Crystal light: New light-converting materials point to cheaper, more efficient solar power; Top Four…



Website Marketing Plan – Putting the Pieces Together – Huffington Post (blog)

Reporter: Website Marketing Plan – Putting the Pieces Together Huffington Post (blog) What’s your domain name? Anyone can buy a domain name, that’s the easy part. And you probably already own at least one if not a dozen (that may be sitting dormant). But does your domain name match your business name? Can you communicate…



SEO: Google Improves Crawling for Geotargeted Sites – Practical Ecommerce

Reporter: SEO: Google Improves Crawling for Geotargeted Sites Practical Ecommerce ccTLDs. Hosting content on the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the targeted country sends a clear geographic signal. For example, content hosted on the .de ccTLD is presumed by search engines and customers alike to host content targeted for … Source: Domaining     



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