Monthly archives: June, 2015

CentralNic to receive US$1mln after premium domain name deal – Proactive Investors UK

Reporter: CentralNic to receive US$1mln after premium domain name deal Proactive Investors UK CentralNic (LON:CNIC) is set to receive US$1mln after it struck a premium domain name sales agreement yesterday (June 30). The money is payable over coming months and will be used to acquire further premium domain names to augment those already …. Source:…



Its Not About The Domain Name

By Simon Domainer Income: People often ask me for advice about buying domain names and web sites. What do I tell them? It’s not about the domain name. Yes, you heard me; it’s not about the domain name. That’s the #1 mistake people make. Their focus is on the domain name or the web site…



Domain Names And Web Search, A Quick Look At The Internet – TechMalak

Reporter: TechMalak Domain Names And Web Search, A Quick Look At The Internet TechMalak During the first quarter of 2015, the internet as we know it grew to an astounding 294 million domain names. People are utilizing the World Wide Web for just about everything from blogs to eCommerce sites and more. According to a…



Save Domain Privacy Campaign Supported by Industry Companies

By Elliot Silver Last week, I wrote about Namecheap’s effort to save domain name privacy. The domain registrar and hosting company teamed up with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Fight for the Future to launch RespectOurPrivacy.com. Via a tweet from GoDaddy, I learned that there are quite a few domain industry companies that are…



Techstars Alum Distil Networks Raises $21M In Funding

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I couldn’t be more proud to be a Techstars alumni. Heralded as one of the top startup accelerators in the US (and #1 globally) and harder to get into than Harvard, Techstars continues to make waves in the startup space. Today Distil Networks,…



Would Chris Christie Run America Any Better Than He Has Atlantic City? – Forbes

Forbes.com: Forbes Would Chris Christie Run America Any Better Than He Has Atlantic City? Forbes So Christie offered $261 million in tax incentives to lure further investors, and the CRDA seized dozens of private properties through eminent domain around Revel for a nearby mixed-use development. The Revel opened in 2012, but closed permanently&nb… Source: Domaining…



Cybersquatters Swing at TrumpPinatas.com

By Andrew Hazen DomainSuccess.com: With the media focused on Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, his comments about Mexico and now these infamous Trump Pinatas…it was only a matter of minutes before cybersquatters would start registering domain names such as: TrumpPinata.com – registered 6/28/15 to Gonzalo Chaves TrumpPinatas.com – registered 6/29/1… Source: Domaining     



Verisign Q1 2015 Report – Internet Grows to 294 Million Domain Names

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Today, Verisign released its latest Domain Name Industry Brief, which provides a review of the state of the domain name industry through statistical and analytical research. The following are the top-line numbers at the close of Q1 2015: The total … → Source: Domaining     



Minds And Machines marketing : Video spot airs at Discovery Channel television

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Minds & Machines are busy marketing their range of new gTLDs, in an ever expanding Internet namespace. The British corporation invested millions in 34 new gTLD applications and also has millions in cash from such gTLD auctions, clearly, a profitable model. A new promotional spot by Minds & Machines aired yesterday on…



June 2015 Update – gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open – The National Law Review

Reporter: June 2015 Update – gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open The National Law Review As first reported in our December 2013 newsletter, the first new generic top-level domains (gTLDs, the group of letters after the “dot” in a domain name) have launched their “Sunrise” registration periods. Please contact us or see our Decembe… Source: Domaining…



Verisign Reports More Domain Registration Growth Worldwide – 18 Million Added in One Year

DNJournal: Verisign released their latest quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief covering 1Q-2015 today. The report revealed that the total number of domain names registered worldwide across all top-level domains had risen to 294 million by the end of the quarter – up nearly 18 million in 1 year. Source: Domaining     



Why LLLL.coms Are Still Undervalued With Oliver Hoger

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: If you’ve bought any quantity of short dot coms, especially LLL.coms then you most likely have dealt with Oliver Hoger. He is one the largest buyers and sellers of these types of domain in the world. He and I have discussed value of short names and their future and we both agree…



CompanyName.com: New Domain Marketplace Launched

By Elliot Silver CompanyName.com made a very generous contribution to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as a part of my Pan-Mass Challenge fundraising campaign in exchange for the publication of this article. One of the biggest challenges facing business owners is finding the perfect brand name. This is evidenced by all of the business publication articles discussing…



UPDATE 3-Cisco to buy OpenDNS for $635 mln to boost security business – Reuters

Reporter: VentureBeat UPDATE 3-Cisco to buy OpenDNS for $635 mln to boost security business Reuters “We’re going to continue to focus on deals that allow us to complement what we’ve done with Sourcefire in the area of intrusion prevention and we’ll continue to look at malware and other key verticals inside the security domain,… Source:…



Save Domain Privacy Campaign Supported by Industry Companies

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Last week, I wrote about Namecheap’s effort to save domain name privacy. The domain registrar and hosting company teamed up with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Fight for the Future to launch RespectOurPrivacy.com. Via a tweet from GoDaddy, I learned that there are quite a few domain industry companies that…



Verisign Domain Report: There Are Now 294 Million Domains As Of March 31, 2015

By Michael Berkens The Domains: VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), released its quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief today for the first quarter of 2015 6 million domain names were added to the Internet in the in Q1, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 294 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of…



Sedo Weekly Sales Total $1million led by Filament.com

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Sedo did $1million in sales this week, 508 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, 50% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Top .com: filament.com at 89,000 USD Top ccTLD: s1.tv at 8,400 USD Top “other” TLD: ccc.net at 17,888 USD Number 3 on…



Vacation: You Need It. Here’s How to Do It; Have LinkedIn and Medium Killed the Old-Fashioned Blog?

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Google Confirms Quality Update (here we go AGAIN); Uber Document Reveals $470 Million in Operating Losses; If you ask Siri to divide zero by zero, she will emotionally destroy you; 10 Things To Do If You Were Fired Yesterday; Google updates Gmail with … wait for it ……



Filament.com Sold for $89,000: Sedo Weekly Sales Top $1 Million

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: Sedo had a nice week with 50% of all sales being through Buy It Now. The typical mix of names. Numerics, one word, CVCV.com and some you never would have guessed would have reached that price. Take a look through this week’s sales list. .COMs filament.com 89,000 USD ipek.com 40,000 USD hotmiami.com…



Ingenius, MUST SEE: Woof Washer 360 (.com) Is A Car Wash For Your Dog

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Woof Washer 360 is the amazing new dog washing system that washes your dog’s hard-to-reach areas with 360 degrees of clean in less than 1 minute! www.woofwasher360.com Thanks for all of your interest in Woof Washer 360! We’re currently only shipping to the US. Please stay tuned for…



Paypal Tells Sellers to Provide Compelling Evidence to Fight Buyer Dispute

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Paypal is getting ready to be set free from Ebay and be a public entity again. This will be the second IPO for the company. Back in 2002 the company went public under the symbol PYPL. Here is a look at the terms back in 2002 courtesy of Nasdaq.com Company…



Dental – Miliatry – Patriotic – Photography – Keyword – Topic – Domains- Available

By DomainBELL.com DropGRABS.com: Domains Today Related To Photography – Dental – Mililtary – Patriotic Super Development Potential on Today’s Findings 75+ Items In 7+ Extensions .COM .NET .ORG and others ALSO FOR SALE AreaGrowers.com Contact Me sales@DomainBELL.com . Now On to the List of Treats ……………… Source: Domaining     



A million .xyz domains

By Team XYZ Gen.XYZ: #GenXYZ, it’s official. We hit the MILLIONTH* .xyz domain mark! As a team, we had to do something big to celebrate this milestone. And what better way to go really BIG, than jumping out of a plane that’s soaring 13,000 feet above the ground? We know that 1 million is a…



Home.Barclays: “Is This the Tipping Point?”

By Elliot Silver Back in May, Barclays announced that it would be moving to a .Barclays domain name from .com “[i]n a move aimed at streamlining customer experience.” It looks like the company made the change very recently, and the financial services company website home page is now found on Home.Barclays. If you visit Google…



7 tips for women pitching to VCs – The Next Web

Reporter: 7 tips for women pitching to VCs The Next Web Why do you think so many entrepreneurs use the, “We’re the Uber for [insert domain here]” pitch? Because venture investors need a shortcut to understand your company, and that shortcut better remind them of fat, raging success. So work that pattern … and more…



Mafia 3 release date: New domain name registrations by Take Two Interactive … – Vine Report

Reporter: Vine Report Mafia 3 release date: New domain name registrations by Take Two Interactive … Vine Report After almost five years since 2K Czech’s Mafia II, hopes of having a Mafia III game were rekindled, due to reports of various domain names pertaining to the rumored third instalment of the game recently being registered…



How to turn an unsuccessful domain sale to your benefit

By Acro Acro: On a given day of the week, I receive numerous inquiries for domains in my portfolio, even on weekends; the needs of people and companies for a domain representing their brand never stops. Not every inquiry turns into a sale, and conversion rates fluctuate during the year, depending on various parameters. There…



Mike Mann Does It Again: $12,000 Sale From a Domain Acquired For $7.50

By James Iles NamePros.com: I love to follow Mike Mann’s incredible sales figures. Last week, he announced the sales of HumanEdge.com, Fun.co and IndustrialHeat.com for a combined $132,500. This week, Mike has announced yet another sale; IncredibleWomen.com – a domain name he registered in 2009 for $7.50. Yes, an incredibly low purchase price and an…



.CLUB Will Be Selling 8,000 Premium Domains Through Registrars From July 1, 2015 (list)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: The .CLUB Registry has decided to release almost 8,000 of their Premium reserved domain names through registrars. Up until now premium .Club domain names were only being offered by Sedo. On July 1st, 2015, the .CLUB registry will be releasing … → Source: Domaining     



8,000 Premium .Club domains available through registrars tomorrow

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: .Club to begin selling premium domain names through domain name registrars. Starting July 1, you’ll be able to buy premium .Club domain names through the registrar channel. Much like premium domain names offered by other registries, customers will see that the .Club domain name is available but will have…



Go Daddy advertising privacy petition on Facebook

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Go Daddy appears to be putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to arguments about domain privacy. The company is paying for “sponsored” posts on Facebook that promote the ongoing petition against proposed changes to Whois policy at ICANN. This has been appearing on Facebook for me all…



June domain acquisitions and sales.

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: June was another active month for me with 54 acquisitions and 4 sales. I spend a total of $4,035 to acquire 54 new names with the most expensive one being a $750 NameJet buy and the cheapest one a $1 .pics hand reg at Uniregistry. Domaining can be addictive and it’s…



In Celebration of Marriage Equality: Each New .LGBT Name Donates $20 to the … – Virtual-Strateg…

Reporter: In Celebration of Marriage Equality: Each New .LGBT Name Donates $20 to the … Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) (registration) (blog) LGBT (dotLGBT) domain registry operator Afilias announced the launch of the .LGBT Pride Program in celebration of two recent victories for LGBT equality: the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling r… Source: Domaining     



CompanyName.com: New Domain Marketplace Launched

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: CompanyName.com made a very generous contribution to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as a part of my Pan-Mass Challenge fundraising campaign in exchange for the publication of this article. One of the biggest challenges facing business owners is finding the perfect brand name. This is evidenced by all of the business publication article……



Slotting fees and supplier rebates in the domain name industry

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: The domain name registration business has some similarities to rebate policies in the grocery business. I read an article in The Economist over the weekend about grocery chains and supplier rebates, and it had a number of parallels to the domain name industry. Grocery stores make profits in two…



Flippa to the rescue : Lazy domainer an example of slothfulness and negativity

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: When it’s time to renew his domains, Jimmy Henry Bollux sighs, then closes the reminder email. To avoid losing his most precious domain assets, Bollux pays a friend $25 dollars a month to remind him when 30 days have passed since expiration. Many times, he finds great domain names at Flippa with…



Each New .LGBT Name Donates $20 to the It Gets Better Project

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: .LGBT (dotLGBT) domain registry operator Afilias announced the launch of the .LGBT Pride Program in celebration of two recent victories for LGBT equality: the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the right to marriage equality in the US, and Ireland’s legalization of same-sex … → Source: Domaining     



Go Daddy Auction Picks 6-30-15

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Go Daddy Auction Picks 6-30-15 I like Plasmo.com on the brandable side, name is already over $300. BestOutfit.com is not bad for a fashion blog type site. Frugal.net is one of the better .nets on Go Daddy in awhile, over $700 so far. Full List 24245.com 457.us 824.org 94350.com Abolla.com aitw.com…



.LGBT Pride Program Launched: $20 Per Domain Registration Will Be Contributed To The “It Gets Bet…

By Michael Berkens The Domains: The .LGBT domain registry operator Afilias announced the launch of the .LGBT Pride Program in celebration of two recent victories for LGBT equality: the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the right to marriage equality in the US, and Ireland’s legalization of same-sex civil marriage. From today through October 11, 2015,…



Afilias promises cash for LGBT cause with .lgbt sales

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Afilias has promised to donate a slice of .lgbt registration fees to a LGBT organization for the next few months. The company, which acts as registry for .lgbt, said it will give $20 to the It Gets Better Project for every name registered through October 11. It Gets Better is a…



Here’s why Cisco will spend $635 million in cash on OpenDNS – Fortune

Reporter: Fortune Here’s why Cisco will spend $635 million in cash on OpenDNS Fortune OpenDNS, which was listed on Fortune’s 100 best workplaces for millennials, got its start providing an alternative to ISP’s domain name services, which act as the address books of the internet. When you go to your browser and type in a…



By A 2-1 Vote Plumbing Site RooterRooter.com Is Saved From Roto-Rooter in UDRP

By Michael Berkens The Domains: Roto-Rooter Corporation just lost its bid to grain control of the domain name rooterrooter.com by a 2-1 vote of a three member UDRP panel. Panelists Richard Hill and David P. Miranda, Esq voted in favor of the domain holder while G. Gervaise Davis, Esq. would have transferred the domain name…



What Makes Tesla, Apple, and Amazon Different; The Gender-Neutral Baby Name

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: GoDaddy makes its mark at the San Francisco Pride Parade; How Long Should Brands Keep Their Rainbow Logos? Traditional Media Too ‘Stuffy’ For Young Digital Readers; What Your Brand Needs to Know About the Rise of Mobile Advertising; What Most Salespeople Do In The Demo That Loses The…



UPDATED: Cisco Is Buying OpenDNS For $635 Million

By Michael Berkens The Domains: According to a post on its company blog, Cisco NASDAQ: CSCO is buying OpenDNS. Terms were not announced: I am pleased to announce our intent to acquire OpenDNS, a leading provider of advanced threat protection for any device, anywhere, anytime, delivered in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. The acquisition will extend…



Inside Interview: The Owners of $320,000 Domain Malls.com

By James Iles NamePros.com: In my second “Inside Interview”, I chat to the owners of Malls.com; a domain name they purchased in 2014 for $320,000. 1. For some of our readers who aren’t aware of your company background, could you give us a brief overview of your company? We are web-development company, specializing at B2B…



The Domain Name Transfer Process (video)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Learn about the domain transfer process from start to finish from this new Go Daddy video. A lot of people find it difficult to transfer a domain name from one registrar to another. This video will make it easier for … → Source: Domaining     



Home.Barclays: “Is This the Tipping Point?”

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Back in May, Barclays announced that it would be moving to a .Barclays domain name from .com “[i]n a move aimed at streamlining customer experience.” It looks like the company made the change very recently, and the financial services company website home page is now found on Home.Barclays. If you visit…



DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Monday, June 29th, 2015

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: Ten thousand hours. You’ve heard the saying that you need to do something 10,000 hours to be good at something. I’m not there yet but I guesstimate that I am half way there in domain investing. I’ve spent 3 hours a day, 7 days a week, since 2009 with very few days…



First example of .sucks cybersquatting?

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The .sucks domain has been generally available for a little over a week now, and I’ve found what may be the first example of somebody attempting to sell one to a brand owner. amherstcollege.sucks is one of only a handful on non-registry-owned .sucks domains to have a web site already indexed…



Barclays has a home at Home.Barclays – Dot Com Redirects but not the .Co.uk

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Barclays has found a home now at Home.Barclays, back in May they said they would be transitioning away from the .com and the .co.uk. They said they would be adding a layer of security for customers and clients by allowing only Barclays and Barclaycard to set up websites ending in…



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