Monthly archives: February, 2015

NamesCon 2016 : You have until Monday to save $800 dollars

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: On Monday at 1PM Eastern, the price of tickets for NamesCon 2016 – the quintessential domain conference of the year – is going to $399. The price hike won’t stop there; as time passes by, it will increase to $999 at the door! Nobody wants to pay more, right? Not only you’ll…



Donald Trump fighting for domain name of future development – New York Post

Reporter: New York Post Donald Trump fighting for domain name of future development New York Post The real-estate titan is poised to develop a luxury housing complex in Dubai called Trump Estates, but doesn’t own the TrumpEstates domain name. A Trump Organization lawyer turned down a chance to buy it some 10 years ago from…



Take a look inside Studio 10 host Sarah Harris new 2 million dream home – Daily Mail

Reporter: Daily Mail Take a look inside Studio 10 host Sarah Harris new 2 million dream home Daily Mail Studio 10 host Sarah Harris and her husband Tom Ward have purchased a luxurious four-bedroom home on the affluent north shore of Sydney. The couple paid $2,175,000 for the stunning property in Cremorne, $75,000 above the…



Solar rescue plan hinges on Morris County – New Jersey Herald

Reporter: Solar rescue plan hinges on Morris County New Jersey Herald While emphasizing that he could comment only on aspects of the solar program already in the public domain and not on the ongoing closed-door deliberations themselves, Krickus said the overall program should be reviewed regardless of how the … In a … and more…



Daily Domain Sales (2-26-2015): Musix.com 7,750 EUR, Lace.eu 3,750 EUR

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: I sold 4 domains this past week. 2 of them are paid already and I am sure that the 3rd will get paid also. Not sure about the 4th one. I sold 2 new gtlds, $2,5k and $10k(-20%), a .us … → Source: Domaining     



Available Domains 2-28-15 Previous Registration and Search Numbers Included

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Recent names that dropped and are now available. The first number is the number of days previously registered. The second number is the exact search number from Google Keyword Planner. If there is no second number then there is no searches, brandable pronounceables likely to have zero search volume. Names have…



10 Recent Hand Registrations

By Elliot Silver At the end of last year, one of the goals I set for 2015 was to hand register more domain names. Unfortunately, I’ve slacked a bit in that area. I am still actively buying domain names in private and via auction, but I haven’t registered as many domain names as I had…



UnCovered: A Post I Wrote While Drunk at NamesCon

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: A few people can attest I drank alcohol at Namecon. And one night at NamesCon after enjoying some festivities, I decided to write a post. I actually posted it and let it stay up for a few hours and then took it down. A few people saw it but most didn’t. But…



Jeffrey Sass Talks Dot Club and the results of our Dot App Poll

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: In an article by Laurie Sullivan on Media Post which discussed Google paying $25 million for .app, there was also some commentary from Jeffrey Sass about .club. Sass explained how the pricing works at the wholesale and retail level. He gave a little shout out to Credit.club, the $10.99 hand…



ShadesDaddy founder offers advice on Domain Name Hijacking recovery

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Our exclusive coverage of the brazen theft and subsequent recovery of ShadesDaddy.com has a pleasant follow-up. Pablo Palatnik, founder of ShadesDaddy, promised to return and has published an article that was picked up by Forbes. In this three-pager, Palatnik offers advice on how to proceed, if your domain has been hijacked. The…



How To Recover From A Domain Name Hijacking – Forbes

Forbes.com: How To Recover From A Domain Name Hijacking Forbes Hackers got into our registrar account, changed all of the information on our account and went ahead and transferred the domain name from our account to their account in China. This is an increasingly common tactic by hackers, as it can be very … Source:…



2015 World’s Most Admired Companies; Are You Seeking Respect … or Approval?

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Why brand guru Daymond John’s work is never done; LinkedIn will refund its premium users a dollar each for putting their passwords at risk; TIM COOK ON TOUR: Here’s everywhere the Apple CEO has been visiting (AAPL); The One Thing Powerful Thinkers Do Every Day; Social shoppers spend…



Update on Top 10 Sales from a Year Ago: 37.com, FreshlyPicked.com, Josephine.com, More

By Aaron DomainShane.com: Listed below are updates to the top 10 domain sales from a year ago, as ranked by DN Journal. 1. 37.com for $1,960,800 An upgrade from 37Wan.com. This games site is the traffic leader for the week, by a long shot, with an Alexa rank near 10,500. “From it’s origins in a…



Domain Cybercrime: Who is trying to hack DomainGang ?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: With more than 2.8 million pageviews and 1.8 million unique visitors in the five years since our launch, DomainGang serves domain news and related content to almost every nation around the world. Having installed Google Analytics from the very beginning, we obtain dependable data about our traffic and content reach. And yet,…



Domain Movers: Freely.com, Expressly.com & More

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Here is the latest round of digging from DotWeekly on domain name movers that are connected with large companies. Amazon is once again a big player in today’s list, as it often is, but really has been the past several days. Zynga is also a big player in today’s once again…



After 6 Years Owner Of The Adult Site Brazzers Files UDRP Against Affiliate Brazers.com

By Michael Berkens The Domains: A UDRP has been filed against the domain name Brazers.com which is a typo of one of the most popular adult sites Brazzers.com which uses also uses the domain name Brazzersnetwork.com to which Brazers.com is actually forwarding to The complaint was filed by Licensing IP International S.à r.l which also…



10 Recent Hand Registrations

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: At the end of last year, one of the goals I set for 2015 was to hand register more domain names. Unfortunately, I’ve slacked a bit in that area. I am still actively buying domain names in private and via auction, but I haven’t registered as many domain names as I…



Domain shocker: Google pulls out of the dot .APP auction citing honest mistake

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The much-advertised auction for the new gTLD dot .APP is apparently back in limbo; in a shocking statement, Google retracts its bid of $25 million dollars as an ‘unfortunate error.’ “We are pulling out of that auction, good luck to the 2nd bidder, it was an honest mistake,” said Mark Gabinski, VP…



The MPAA Would Like to Help ICANN set policy in targeting Pirate Domains

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: In an article on Torrent Freak it seems that the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) is in bed with ICANN and is trying to use that relationship to shape certain policies. These policies center on the handling of domain names used by sites that infringe intellectual property. From the…



Housing affordability: Foreign property investor tax doesn’t fix the problem – Sydney Morning Herald

Reporter: Sydney Morning Herald Housing affordability: Foreign property investor tax doesn’t fix the problem Sydney Morning Herald Today’s Domain Property Guide 2015 is full of good news for those who have managed to stake a claim to some of the city’s booming real estate. House prices are up 30 per cent in the last two…



Google pays $25 million to acquire the ‘.app’ domain – Digital Journal

Reporter: Digital Journal Google pays $25 million to acquire the ‘.app’ domain Digital Journal Google has developed its own domain registry and is intending to launch a domain registration service. They already allow users to register for sites on the top-level domains “.how” and “.soy” that the company holds. Googl… Source: Domaining     



DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Saturday, Feb 28th, 2015

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: Have a big day planned today. I have two speeches to give next week and like normal haven’t finished either. Believe it or not, I enjoy speaking. The bigger the crowd the better. This crowd is only a few hundred but I take pride in the fact that they sell tickets and…



Daily Sales Recap 2-27-15 BusinessAuctions.com sells for $4,736 on NameJet

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Sales Recap 2-27-15 BusinessAuctions.com sold for $4,736 on NameJet, I thought the buy of Parkvale.com for $801 was a good buy. CafeGirl.com for $164 on DropCatch was a nice price for the buyer. Tips.ca closed at $1,500 you don’t see too many .ca domains on the platform, I wonder how…



Daily Domain Sales (2-25-2015): Sell.org $20,000, Mafia.it 2,900 EUR

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Please somebody help me get what this domain is all about: asia-pacific-connections.com. It was in an auction at Go Daddy and final bid was $76 but the reserve was not met. It was probably an expired domain with some links … → Source: Domaining     



Market Recap 2-27-15 Marchex down 4% – Verisign takes a breather from recent run

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Market Recap 2-27-15 Marchex (MCHX) was off 4.1% today after being up close to 9% yesterday. InvestorPlace.com mentioned the company today as of 11 Internet and Web Service stocks to sell. Verisign (VRSN) cooled off a little after hitting new highs everyday for about a week, the stock was down 1.24%…



Sedo updates its Terms & Conditions for 2015

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Sedo has issued a lengthy list of revisions updates to its Terms & Conditions. The popular domain marketplace seems to have updated several of its agreements and documents, to which clients must agree to. In particular, there are new versions of: The Sedo User Agreement The Domain Marketplace Agreement The Domain Transfer…



Dress.com Dresses Up: Blue/Black or White/Gold?

By Elliot Silver Jay Chapman from Digimedia replied to my tweet about “dress” domain names being registered in response to the debate about whether the viral photo of a dress is black and blue or white and gold. His company owns the Dress.com domain name, and the company is having a little fun with the…



Top Topics of the Week: Best domain stories, the truth hurts, and .science is alive!

By David Walker NamePros.com: CONTEST: 20 Free Domains – Win them here! @Ali Zandi challenges the community to share their best domain story. The discussion is going strong with over 2,500 views and nearly 100 stories and comments. The contest ends tonight, and the best story will win 20 domains from him. These stories are…



NamesCon 2016 Pre-Registrations Pass the 100 Mark

By Elliot Silver Richard Lau and I have been emailing about NamesCon, and he told me that over 100 people have already registered for the 2016 conference. I presume the discounted $199 rate incentivized people to register early, and the reduced rate is still available until Sunday, March 1. The rate will continue to increase…



Fatass To Fabulous 100+ .COM Drops – Keyword Sampling — Faith Based – Home Edition – Dinner f…

By DomainBELL.com DropGRABS.com: Today’s List Includes Keyword Rich Hand Selected .COM Drops 100+ Items Keyword Sampling: Faith Based – Home Edition – Dinner for One Street Food – Forever Faith – Secured Download and MORE… . ALSO FOR SALE … CareerBackup.com Contact Me sales@DomainBELL.com . Now On to the List of Treats Below… Source: Domaining…



How to become a BILLIONAIRE by a BILLIONAIRE… Whole Foods for Marijuana

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: + One Domain Name Is Never Enough ((Be vigilant. “Keep your eyes open for any domain that will help your business, either defensively or offensively.”), After years of telling site owners that the top level domains outside of country-specific ones doesn’t make a difference for ranking purposes, Google…



The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Killer Explainer Video

By Neil Patel Have you ever thought about putting an explainer video on your site? It could be an easy way to convert more visitors into customers. When we added one to Crazy Egg, it helped us make an additional $21,000 in monthly income. So, how do you create an explainer video that will increase…



Saturday Musings – The Getting of Wisdom

Michael Gilmour: I’ve been a parent for over a couple of decades now and during this time I’ve learned a few things about bringing up our children. The biggest challenge that I had to overcome within myself is to let my kids fail. Since my own children were born, all I wanted to do was…



CMO Offers Fresh View on New gTLDs: “They’re a Channel, Not Just a Label” – CircleID

CircleID.com: CMO Offers Fresh View on New gTLDs: “They’re a Channel, Not Just a Label” CircleID Several years ago, I had a very interesting conversation with a talented marketing executive from Portland, Oregon who joined the DotGreen Community, Inc. Board of Directors. When I told him about the new gTLD program, which was then unde……



Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): Joy.club, TheGenerator.com, Telegram.me, 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. Joy.club sold for $10,000 at Sedo, and the owner of JoyClub.de acquired it and redirected the .club to…



Many “Dress” Domain Names Registered

By Elliot Silver Is the dress white and gold or is the dress blue and black? Amusingly, the great dress debate seemed to be what many people were talking about online yesterday, and there were quite a few “dress” .com domain names hand registered. According to Verisign’s DomainView Keyword Trend Tool, ten of the newly…



MPAA Pushes For ICANN Policy Changes to Target “Pirate” Domains – TorrentFreak

Reporter: MPAA Pushes For ICANN Policy Changes to Target “Pirate” Domains TorrentFreak The MPAA is one of the ICANN partners shaping future policy for the domain name system. With Hollywood being the driving force behind the group the MPAA is particularly interested in making it harder for pirate sites to register and keep their domains,…



Selling a Domain Name – NamesCon Session with Adam Dicker

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Selling a Domain Name – NamesCon Session with Adam Dicker Well, I received some good feedback regarding the first summary article I wrote for Namescon 2015 session, Identifying and Appraising a Valuable Domain, by Adam Dicker. As such, I thought I’d write another and summarize the second session that was put…



Google Inc. Pays 25M for .app Domain Extension – PFhub

Reporter: PFhub Google Inc. Pays 25M for .app Domain Extension PFhub This time the winning bid for one of the domain names on sale was for $25m made by Google Inc., which was the highest bid made in the auction this time. Google Inc. bid 25m for the purchase of the domain extension .app, which…



Dress.com Dresses Up: Blue/Black or White/Gold?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Jay Chapman from Digimedia replied to my tweet about “dress” domain names being registered in response to the debate about whether the viral photo of a dress is black and blue or white and gold. His company owns the Dress.com domain name, and the company is having a little fun with…



Google Decides To Reverse Ban of Sexually Explicit Material on Blogger

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Well that was quick. We wrote earlier this week about Google banning pornography and sexually explicit material on Blogger. Well today the company posted on its product forums website that the decision has been reversed. Instead the company will step up enforcement against those that do not mark their blogs…



Google Buys .App Web Domain for $25 Million – NBCNews.com

Reporter: Times of India Google Buys .App Web Domain for $25 Million NBCNews.com Ultimately “Charleston Road Registry,” the name Google uses for its domain registry, won the .app domain for a cool $25,001,000. The domain auction is part of a years-long effort by the the nonprofit group Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and&nbsp… Source: Domaining…



Google Pays Whopping $25M for .app Web Domain – Investorplace.com

Reporter: Investorplace.com Google Pays Whopping $25M for .app Web Domain Investorplace.com The purchase of the .app domain name by Google is the most that any company has ever paid for a domain. The domains are auctioned off by ICANN as new names are created. The current round of auctions started in June 2014 and have…



Domain Name Movers Huge List 2

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Yesterday’s list of domain names was huge and today’s is as well. Again, these are often early discoveries by large corporations and domain names they have purchased, are moving around for one reason or another and more. Do you like these articles? Please consider helping DotWeekly staying alive, as the site…



NamesCon 2016 Pre-Registrations Pass the 100 Mark

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Richard Lau and I have been emailing about NamesCon, and he told me that over 100 people have already registered for the 2016 conference. I presume the discounted $199 rate incentivized people to register early, and the reduced rate is still available until Sunday, March 1. The rate will continue to…



Domain Incite is five years old today

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Five years ago Domain Incite published its first story, with the introductory line “Let’s start at the beginning, shall we?” I went on to describe how I’d registered the name domainincite.com and thrown up a live, resolving web site in less than one hour. But that wasn’t quite the beginning. What…



GoDaddy’s latest patent applications

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company adds to its stack of pending patents. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has just published a handful of patent applications filed by GoDaddy. Methods and Systems for Recommending Packages of Domain Names for Registration (application 14/500711) is a continuation of patents I wrote about earlier this month….



Go Daddy: “Don’t Give Up On Your Dream Domain” (video)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Go Daddy published a new google hangout video with the title “Don’t Give Up On Your Dream Domain”. The video is mostly directed to people that are new to domain names. It goes through various tools and websites such as … → Source: Domaining     



FBI and Domain Crime : You want to be part of our Cyber Team?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: During NamesCon 2015, an FBI Cyber Agent joined us on the panel discussing Security and Domain Theft Prevention. It was an interesting and educating discussion for all of us involved in the documentation and reversal of domain theft. The FBI operates a team of Cyber Agents that tackle matters of computer threats,…



Kit.com Domain Name Likely Sold

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: During my daily digging it strongly is pointing to the domain name Kit.com as selling! Here are my findings: Kit.com whois ownership changed from KIT Electronics Limited and registered at GoDaddy to transferring to SafeNames LTD. and going into privacy. Mike Gleissner has owned Kit.com since 8/31/2009. In 2013 when the…



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