Monthly archives: March, 2015

Daily Sales Recap 3-31-15 Sedo sells a trio of 3 letter.coms for $21,610

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Sales Recap 3-31-15 powered by NAMEBIO Sedo reported 4 three letter.coms today, the first three were heavy on the letter u, and all sold for $21,610. NameJet had a nice four letter .com with Hira.com selling for $10,000. Haly.com sold for $2,109. SoftwareDeals.com sold for $2,200, Eric Borgos once sold…



10 Paths Which Often Lead To Early Business Failure – Forbes

Forbes.com: Forbes 10 Paths Which Often Lead To Early Business Failure Forbes Don’t get caught in the myth that you shouldn’t worry about monetization until after you have a large customer base. … Many entrepreneurs tackle a completely unknown business domain, because the solution looks obvious, and they plan to work very hard. Source: Domaining…



Flippa Recap: Due.com for $130,000, XFU.com, MER.net, WinCoin.com, More

By Aaron DomainShane.com: Some Domains That Sold Last Week DUE.com – $130,000 – Lots of uses….bills are due, babies are due, any type of task/assignment has a due date. Due process, due diligence, etc. XFU.com – $12,300 – I see this one having crossed the sales wire for $8,600 earlier this year, which makes for…



Chinese domain market update – Part 2

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: There were too many domain acquisitions that were made by Chinese domain investors during the past 30 days; domain investor, George Hong, of Guta.com described our previous coverage to be the “tip of an iceberg.” Fair enough, so this is Part two of the most recent Chinese domain market report. Starting off…



Soap.Club Sells for $5K, Car.info for $76K Sedo’s Weekly Sales Results

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: Dot io seems to have replaced dot info as the new “it” ending but Car.info returned dot info to the spotlight with the big sale on Sedo. A few new Gs are starting to slip in each week as well. Here are this week’s sales for you to use as comps. You…



The Cost of Protecting Your Brand and Domains

By Cathy Maddasion Domain Dispute: If a company wants to protect their brand, they may have to consider paying the price of $2,499 in order to register .sucks in their own name to prevent the domain from being registered and inappropriately used by others. Source: Domaining     



Matt Cutts Announces SEO.Ninja

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Matt Cutts has been the head of Google’s Webspam team for quite some time, and he is currently on leave from the company. Cutts is seemingly the goto guy when it comes to SEO questions pertaining to Google, and he is pretty much the face of the company for many webmasters…



GoDaddy prices IPO at $20, above the range – Nasdaq

Reporter: Nasdaq GoDaddy prices IPO at $20, above the range Nasdaq GoDaddy, which is leading provider of web registration and hosting services with 59 million domains, raised $440 million by offering 22 million shares (all primary) at $20, above the range of $17 to $19. GoDaddy plans to list on the NYSE under the ……



GoDaddy goes big: Domain registrar prices IPO above the range at $20 – Renaissance Capital

Reporter: GoDaddy goes big: Domain registrar prices IPO above the range at $20 Renaissance Capital GoDaddy, which is leading provider of web registration and hosting services with 59 million domains, raised $440 million by offering 22 million shares (all primary) at $20, above the range of $17 to $19. GoDaddy plans to list on the…



Sedo Updates Price List

By Elliot Silver This afternoon, in an email sent to customers and registered users, Sedo announced that there has been an update to the company’s price list. I think that domain investors who buy or sell domain names using Sedo should be aware of the changes. The new pricing list goes into effect on April…



Domains for Cheryl Auction Now Live. LYTU.com + More

By Tia Wood TiaWood.com: These domains have been donated for the Domains for Cheryl campaign. Please see this post and this post for more details. Go to NamePros to Bid >> AnonymousPosts.com (donated by Daniel) Similar domain sold: AnonymousFeedback $2,788 on AfternicDLS AstronomyTube.com (donated by Tia Wood) Similar domain sold: SurvivalTube $2,0… Source: Domaining     



Phhhoto Tops 1 Million Users; Viagra Spends $1 Billion on Advertising- Why Not on Porn Sites?

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: GoDaddy: The pig in the IPO parade; Tesla’s Elon Musk Teases New Product: A Home Battery? FDA ‘Taking a Very Light Touch’ on Regulating the Apple Watch; The 10 things in advertising you need to know today; In Search of a Printer You Won’t Want to Destroy; Microsoft’s…



Go Daddy Looks To Have Priced Shares at $20 according to reports

By Raymond Hackney DomainCrunch.com: Venture Beat posted an article that Go Daddy priced its shares at $20. GoDaddy, a company that has carved out a large position for itself in the domain registration and … Read More Source: Domaining     



Market Recap 3-31-15 Verisign Hits Another New High – CentralNic hits new low

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Market Recap 3-31-15 Verisign (VRSN) hit another new high at $67.50 before falling back to close at $66.97 basically unchanged on the day. Neustar (NSR) and Endurance Intl (EiGi) were both up over 1% Shares of Centralnic (CNIC) were off over 20% on the day and hit a new low of…



YT.com Acquired by Google

By Elliot Silver It appears that Google has acquired the two letter YT.com domain name. According to the DomainTools Whois History Tool, YT.com was previously registered under privacy at Dynadot. As of today, the Whois information is public, and Google is listed as the domain name registrant. The domain name is now registered at Mark…



National Association of Realtors® and Move, Inc. Reach Agreement Over Use Of New gTLD’s Outside T…

By Michael Berkens The Domains: The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and Move, Inc. (Move) announced today that they reached agreement over the use of top level domains outside of the United States. Accordingly, the complaint filed by NAR with the Chancery Court in Delaware on November 10, 2014 seeking clarification on this matter has…



Coming Soon…the New .sucks gTLD – How Will it Affect You? – JD Supra (press release)

Reporter: The C Suite Coming Soon…the New .sucks gTLD – How Will it Affect You? JD Supra (press release) To All Brand Owners: The arrival of a new generic top-level domain (gTLD) will require you to once again evaluate your brand strategies and trademark portfolios, particularly as they relate to the Internet. The Internet Corporation…



Highest Reported .info Sale Since 2007; Car.info at $76K Leads Sedo’s $1.3 Million Week

By Michael Berkens The Domains: Over the past week, 669 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.3 Million dollars. 56% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .com: cyberobics.com at 22,500 USD · Top ccTLD: portfolio.me at 10,700 USD · Top…



Latest Report From the Public Interest Registry Shows .ORG Growth Continued in 2014

DNJournal: Public Interest Registry, the operator of the .org domain, released their latest bi-annual domain name report covering the second half of 2014 today. With the final numbers from last year now tabulated, the PIR report showed another year of growth for the TLD. Source: Domaining     



Club or Bar… We’ve Got Your Perfect Domain Name for Great Online Marketing

By David Eccles TNTNames.com: .CLUB and .BAR Domains Team Up at Nightclub & Bar Show to Bring Meaningful New Web Addresses to the Industry LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – March 31, 2015) – There’s a new, better way for nightclubs and bars to market and … → Source: Domaining     



BL.com in Escrow at Sedo

By Elliot Silver It looks like Sedo may have sold another high value domain name. According to the current Whois record, the registrant of the BL.com domain name is now Sedo GmbH, and Sedo’s escrow service email address is the Whois email registrant. BL.com had been listed for sale at Sedo in the past. The…



Sedo’s Commission Increases To About 18% For Europeans Without A VAT Number

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: On April 9, 2015, Sedo will be changing the minimum fee and minimum bid amounts for the first time. For customers liable for payment of VAT, there will also be changes in how the sales commission is handled for tax … → Source: Domaining     



.Org Domains Rose 1.3% in 2014

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain, today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report “The Dashboard,” detailing the worldwide growth of .org in 2014. The report reveals that the number of .org domain names registered in 2014 rose 1.3 percent, bringing the total domains…



GoDaddy Out to Lose Bad-Boy Image – Wall Street Journal

Reporter: Wall Street Journal GoDaddy Out to Lose Bad-Boy Image Wall Street Journal So far, public investors have embraced only tepidly the idea that small businesses are a big opportunity. Shares of small-business domain seller Endurance International Group Holdings Inc. are up 58% since their first day of trading in 2013, while … 5 reasons……



Just Added: Top Level Domain Start-up Plans

By andrew Calzone.org: Five new TLD 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 Plan. Calzone allows you to subscribe to any TLD phase, category, or script. If you subscribe to Calzone, you will…



Impress Labs Exclusively Brokering the Sale of the doc.com Domain

By David Eccles TNTNames.com: SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Mar 31, 2015) – Impress Labs, a brand-driven communication agency specializing in the life science, semiconductor and solar industries, today announced it is exclusively brokering the sale of doc.com. With over 2 million monthly searches for … → Source: Domaining     



Igloo.com Partners with TLDtraders.com to Sell Notable Domain Portfolio

By David Eccles TNTNames.com: One of The World’s Largest Portfolios of Three-Letter .CO Domain Names Now For Sale (PRWEB) March 31, 2015 Igloo.com, a leading broker of ultra premium domain names and websites announced today that they have entered an exclusive relationship with TLDtraders … → Source: Domaining     



PIR Releases Report Detailing Steady Growth of .org Domain in 2014 – CircleID

CircleID.com: PIR Releases Report Detailing Steady Growth of .org Domain in 2014 CircleID Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain, today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report “The Dashboard,” detailing the worldwide growth of .org in 2014. The report reveals that the number of .org doma… Source: Domaining     



Dot .CLUB reveals ‘phallic’ fan at the NCB Show among other news

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Dot .CLUB officers revealed a rather phallic fan bearing the corporate insignia, during the NCB Show in Las Vegas. The blue, pulsating gizmo was carefully handled by an unknown Dot .CLUB employee, and can be won at the event. See photo below. In other news, Dot .CLUB announced the joint venture of…



The Best Day for Your Domain Name Auction to Close On

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: In this article we examine more than 175,000 domain name auction results to reveal the best day of the week for your auction to close on. In much the same way that email marketers consider the best day of the week to optimize for opens, the day your auction ends on…



Sedo increasing minimum offers and commissions

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Low-ball offers now must be a bit higher. Domain name marketplace Sedo is increasing the minimum offer people have to make on a domain name as well as the minimum commission sellers pay. Effective April 9, the minimum offer for most domains will increase from $60 to $90 (or…



Sedo Updates Price List

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: This afternoon, in an email sent to customers and registered users, Sedo announced that there has been an update to the company’s price list. I think that domain investors who buy or sell domain names using Sedo should be aware of the changes. The new pricing list goes into effect on…



Sedo changes commission prices for domains sold at its marketplace

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Sedo has sent out an announcement, regarding a number of changes in commissions, for domains sold via its popular marketplace. “On April 9, 2015, we will be changing the minimum fee and minimum bid amounts for the first time. For customers liable for payment of VAT, there will also be changes in…



5 reasons to avoid the GoDaddy IPO – Yahoo Finance

Reporter: Yahoo Finance 5 reasons to avoid the GoDaddy IPO Yahoo Finance GoDaddy tried to go public in 2006, but failed as investors showed little interest in the money-losing Internet domain name registrar. One 2011 private-equity buyout later and GoDaddy is back, poised to go public after the market close today at a price ……



Announcing the New NameBio Blog

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: NameBio has been the leading source for researching domain name comparable sales for nearly a decade. While we proudly help power great data-driven series in the domain space like Shane Cultra’s Flips & Flops and TLDInvestors’ Daily Sales Recaps, we’ve never had a blog of our own. That changes today with…



.Club & .Bar Team Up To Exhibit at The Nightclub & Bar Show Being Held in Las Vegas

By Michael Berkens The Domains: .CLUB & .BAR domain names are teaming up for the first time to offer the nightclub and bar industry the opportunity to get the perfect web address for their club or bar at the Nightclub and Bar Show being held in Las Vegas March 31-April 1, 2015 .CLUB Domains, which…



New Domain Sales Platform Robocalls End Users

By Tia Wood TiaWood.com: There are many domain portfolio scripts that allow you to sell domains without paying 3rd party commissions but many miss the end user aspect of upsell and marketing. Not anymore. Vabera Tech just launched a new domain sales program called VexNag that automatically robocalls target end users pitching a thirty second…



Are Domain Names Like Books?

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Is it possible for a registrar to efficiently promote 1000 extensions? Bookstores usually rotate the top book sellers on their homepage. But these change as new books are released. Maybe that is true these days for New gTLDs but what … → Source: Domaining     



Club or Bar… We’ve Got Your Perfect Domain Name for Great Online Marketing – Marketwired (press…

Wired.com: Club or Bar… We’ve Got Your Perfect Domain Name for Great Online Marketing Marketwired (press release) LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – March 31, 2015) – There’s a new, better way for nightclubs and bars to market and promote themselves online, and the .CLUB and .BAR domain names are teaming up for the first time to…



Buy .TIRES today!

By admin Encirca.com: General Availability at EnCirca – first-come, first-serve: .tires – $100 Find out more about our sunrise, landrush and general availability offerings on our new gTLD page. Source: Domaining     



YT.com Acquired by Google

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: It appears that Google has acquired the two letter YT.com domain name. According to the DomainTools Whois History Tool, YT.com was previously registered under privacy at Dynadot. As of today, the Whois information is public, and Google is listed as the domain name registrant. The domain name is now registered at…



Google Inc. Acquires YT.com Domain Name

By Jamie Zoch The Domains: Google Inc. has acquired the 2 letter domain name YT.com from Cyber Trading Co. . It is currently not known if the domain name YT.com which is the acronym for YouTube will be used for the popular service owned by Google. Source: Domaining     



Donald Trump wins generic domain TrumpCard.com in UDRP

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Multi-billionaire mogul Donald Trump has challenged the registrant of TrumpCard.com in a UDRP, and has won. The shocking decision relied on a trademark for TRUMP CARD that “The Donald” acquired in 2000, two full years after TrumpCard.com was registered, according to DomainTools. Despite a valiant defense by the Respondent… Source: Domaining     



Are you still making money with AdSense?

By Robbie RobbiesBlog.com: I am interested to know if anyone is still making revenue with Google AdSense on there websites that they have built. In fact I am buying sites actively just now that have been earning $10 – $30 per month with Six Months proof of earnings, What I have been looking for is…



Whoisology Crosses 1 Billion Domain Name Whois Records

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Whoisology released their latest whois archive (9) that added over 160,000,000 whois records to the existing whois database. So Whoisology has officially crossed the BILLION whois record mark, 1,048,333,927 to be exact. Whoisology, a domain name whois database, is currently … → Source: Domaining     



Rightside stock up 50% this year

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Shares rebound from tough 2014. 2014 was miserable for owners of Rightside stock. Its shares sank 58% from $15.82 after being spun off from Demand Media to $6.72 at the close of 2014. Ouch. 2015 is seeing a big reversal. Shares opened today at $10.11, up 50% from the…



Why Donuts is revealing domain name renewal rates

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: By predicting and revealing renewals, Donuts hopes to get registrars and domain name investors on board. Donuts has posted an update on its renewal rates, showing an overall 68.4% rate after ten days. The update also highlights a reason Donuts predicted its renewal rates ahead of time and has…



5 million+ websites should be de-ranked by Google on April 21st.

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: All Porsche employees get $85K bonus March 25, Facebook Moves Into Its New Garden-Roofed Fantasyland, “Offer stock options wherever possible”, Red Meat Is Not the Enemy, Faking Internet comments and reviews, Facebook will own more than a quarter of the U.S. display ad market by 2017…Google controls what…



nTLDStats Reports Over 1.25 Million People Have Registered The 4.8 M New gTLD Domains

By Michael Berkens The Domains: nTLDStats.com is reporting that the number of Unique Registrants of a new gTLD domain name is just over 1.25 Million registrants. The total number of new gTLD domain names registered are now over 4.8 Million. Some other interesting numbers from ntldstats.com about the registrants of new gTLD’s: Frank Schilling North…



Tidal.com, TastyBrands.com and More Domain Movers

By Jamie Zoch The Domains: In today’s list of company domain name movers we find several corporate domain acquisitions and registrations. TastyBrands.com is acquired by Tasty Brands, Tidal.com by WiMP Music AS Source: Domaining     



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