Monthly archives: July, 2015

Time to Say Goodbye to GoDaddy Discount Codes…

By Andrei Domaining Tips: … for now, at least. Unfortunately, GoDaddy is no longer being generous with coupons. Only managed to find two and even those might only work for new accounts rather than existing ones. Oh well, c’est la vie. Perhaps later on, GoDaddy will decide to once again offer discount codes. No idea….



NABP Stresses Need for Accountability in Enforcing Internet Policies to Protect the Public From I…

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., July 31, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy®(NABP®) issued a report urging greater accountability by the stakeholders charged with ensuring that action is taken against websites illegally selling medications online. As detailed … U… Source: Domaining     



Saturday Musings – A Sad Tale

Michael Gilmour: I was talking to a 20 year old at a party last night. I generally enjoy getting enthused by young people as they tend to have a really different outlook on the world which inspires me to new ideas. In the case of the young man, it was really sad to see that…



The July Southern California Domainers Meetup Was A Success!

By Jason Thompson JasonThompson: A big thanks goes to Uniregistry for providing the platform for an amazing evening full of education, networking and fun! The first Southern California Domainers Meetup of the year was a […] Source: Domaining     



After losing its biggest contract, this Va. tech company is trying to go global – Washington Post

WashingtonPost.com: After losing its biggest contract, this Va. tech company is trying to go global Washington Post “It’s going to take some time for these new domain names to sink in, from a consumer perspective,” said Bryan Yeager, an analyst at New York-based digital marketing company eMarketer. “But [Neustar’s acquisition] is laying the grou… Source:…



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

Reporter: July 2015 Update – gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open The National Law Review We will endeavor to provide information regarding new gTLD launches via this monthly newsletter, but please refer to the list on ICANN’s website for the most up-to-date information – as the list of approved/launched domains can change daily. Because … Source:…



Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): QUA.com, ATF.com, Amra.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. QUA.com sold for $459,000 via a private sale. If you thought that Chinese buyers only bought LLL.com domains…



The Beginner’s Guide to Technical SEO

By Neil Patel Did that title scare you? I’m not sure what it is, but as soon as people see the word “technical,” they start to get squeamish. In this case, technical SEO just refers to any SEO work that is done aside from the content. Essentially, it’s laying a strong foundation to give your…



Some reported sales at GoDaddy are bogus

By Acro Acro: I use GoDaddy to acquire domain names on their aftermarket, and recently posted about my experience regarding an auction. Despite losing that auction to someone else, I wasn’t as frustrated as the winner must be currently. The reason being, the domain’s registrant pulled the domain out of GoDaddy in the last “minute……



Give.com Acquired by HostGator Founder

By Elliot Silver Earlier this week, Give.com was sold for $500,000 in a sale transacted via Sedo. The Whois record for Give.com updated yesterday, and I learned that the domain name was acquired by Brent Oxley, the founder of HostGator (who sold the company to Endurance International Group for over $200 million). After seeing the…



Get ready to register your .rent domains

By Team XYZ Gen.XYZ: It’s official! With the launch of .rent right around the corner (August 3, to be exact), we are excited to announce that www.register.rent is now live! register.rent is the official site for all things .rent, where you can get the most up-to-date news about the new domain for real estate, including…



25 Black Hat Techniques That Are Killing Your SEO; Why Incompetent People Get Promoted

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Rainmaker launches awesome sauce platform on Rainmaker.fm; Jon Stewart,Superboss; Dynamic Search Ads (DSAs); It’s Amazon’s World. The USPS Just Delivers in It; Facebook Ready To Test Drones That Can Deliver Internet At 10 Gigabits; James Woods Sues Twitter User for $10 Million Over “Cocaine Addict” Accusation (AnonymousTrolls beware)……



As Go Daddy Changes the rules on coupons, who are the winners and losers ?

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: So 6 days ago I wrote about what many Go Daddy customers were seeing when trying to use a .99 coupon code. No matter if you used the exact coupon before or not, if you ever used any .99 coupon code, you got the message. When speaking to a Go Daddy…



The Amount of Two Letter and Three Letter .COMs Owned in China

By James Iles NamePros.com: In the first of a mini series looking at the domain names Chinese investors own, we look at the amount of two and three letter .com domain names that are owned by individuals or companies in China. The data here is courtesy of DomainTools. Whois data isn’t perfect, especially from China…



Windows 10 activation : Error code 0xC004F034 problem solved !

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: If you upgraded to Windows 10 using the Microsoft Windows 10 media creation tool, the process allows you to bypass the queue. Many users reported that when trying to activate Windows 10 after the upgrade, they are getting an error code 0xC004F034 and no activation. This is not an error related to…



Call for Participation – DNSSEC Workshop at ICANN 54 in Dublin, Ireland – CircleID

CircleID.com: Call for Participation – DNSSEC Workshop at ICANN 54 in Dublin, Ireland CircleID The DNSSEC Deployment Initiative and the Internet Society Deploy360 Programme, in cooperation with the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC), are planning a DNSSEC Workshop at the ICANN 54 meeting on 21 October in Dublin, … Source: Domaining     



Freebi.es : Julie’s Freebies gets a new ‘domain hack’ for brand protection

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Julie’s Freebies is a popular repository of coupons, sweepstakes, advice on frugal living and other such freebies. With more than 400,000 Likes on Facebook, the community is thriving and sticky traffic looks great. Naturally, the web site operates from JuliesFreebies.com and the focus is exactly that last part, “freebies…. Source: Domaining     



A Look at China’s Internet – 668 million users

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: CFR.org published an article on the size and characteristics of the Internet in China. Citing data from CNNIC, the article gives some great insight into the Chinese Internet. From the article: The number of Internet users in China has grown to 668 million, according to a report released last week…



Over 100 Expired Domain Sales in this week’s report

By Joseph Peterson Domain Name Wire: Joseph Peterson’s weekly roundup of expire domain name sales. Last time, I looked at whether a sharp downturn in the Chinese stock market has inhibited Chinese domain sales. So far, all evidence I’ve evaluated suggests that it’s business as usual for the wholesale Chinese domain market: high peak prices…



Just Added: Eight New gTLD Event

By andrew Calzone.org: Four 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. Four new Top Level Domains have been delegated into the internet’s root zone file. The delegation of a Top…



NeuStar acquires yet another domain registry company for $87M – Washington Business Journal (blog)

Reporter: BRW NeuStar acquires yet another domain registry company for $87M Washington Business Journal (blog) NeuStar Inc. has acquired Australia-based Bombora Technologies and its subsidiaries for $86.9 million, the company announced Thursday. The acquisition will expand the Sterling company’s registry services to over 100 new top-level … Source: Domaining     



Stock Investors: Mark Zuckerberg Hinted At New $$ Multibillion Opportunity; ALSO Introduces Aqui…

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: What’s worth more than the iphone? The Chinese billionaires that started with $3K in savings and built the glass factory that supplies all phone, watch tablet and laptop makers! FBI Struggling to Hire Cyber Experts Due to Low Pay; Taking Play Seriously; 3-D Printed Cap Tells You When…



Top Topics: GoDaddy Sells Personal Information; Trademark Infringement; Automated Appraisals…

By David Walker NamePros.com: The most popular discussions last week include speculation on whether GoDaddy is selling your personal information; the true value of automated appraisals; trademark infringement explained for plural names; a buyout of 30,000 Chinese LLLL.net domains in one hour; and investors share when and why they made their first domain purchase…. Source:…



Most governments keep restrictions on country names in new gTLDs

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Just one out of every 10 governments in the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee is happy for people to register its country name in new gTLDs. That’s according to a new GAC database detailing which countries want to keep tabs on how their names are being used. Out of 80 GAC members…



Domain Names Wanted Weekly Post

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Hello Everyone! I wanted to get some feedback on doing a weekly post about what buyers are looking for. I am looking for buyers to submit a domain request and I will add it to a weekly post requesting sellers … → Source: Domaining     



Give.com Acquired by HostGator Founder

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Earlier this week, Give.com was sold for $500,000 in a sale transacted via Sedo. The Whois record for Give.com updated yesterday, and I learned that the domain name was acquired by Brent Oxley, the founder of HostGator (who sold the company to Endurance International Group for over $200 million). After seeing…



Neustar Acquires Bombora Technologies (.au, .melbourne, .sydney) For $86.9 Million

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Neustar, Inc. announced it has acquired Bombora Technologies Pty Ltd (Bombora), based in Australia, for AUD $118.5 million, or approximately USD $86.9 million. Bombora and its subsidiaries, which include ARI Registry Services, provide registry services for a number of top-level domains … → Source: Domaining     



ICG Seeking Public Input on Key Internet Governance Proposal

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Public feedback on highly anticipated proposal sought by 8 September The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) today released for public comment the proposal [IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal [PDF, 2.2 MB]] for the transition of the stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions … Con… Source: Domaining     



DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday, August 1st 2015

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: Yesterday was one of those days. Come back to work and find things a little worse than you left them. Everyone works hard and I try to make sure everyone can keep the company running smoothly but there are always a few things you take granted as little things but they aren’t…



Brokers QLQ Brokers QT.com To Cap Off A Fantastic Summer of Sales

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: Another two letter dot com was sold yesterday for $615,000. Jason McArdie, President of sales for QLQ.com let me know yesterday that they had officially brokered the sale of the LL.com. Jason said July and August were record month for the brokerage firm and of course I’ll have details on those sales…



KraftHeinz.com Registered The Same Day the Merger Was Announced Lost in UDRP

By Michael Berkens The Domains: A one member UDRP panel awarded the domain name kraftheinz.com was registered on March 25, 2015, the same day the merger between Kraft Foods Group, and H.J. Heinz Company was announced. The decision was published in Korean and we used Google translate. The panel said: “Registering a domain name that…



Interview with Fred Mercaldo of City Brand Media

By Robbie RobbiesBlog.com: In 2012 we interviewed Fred Mercaldo on RobbiesBlog.com, It was a great interview so we decided to go back and… The post Interview with Fred Mercaldo of City Brand Media appeared first on Robbie’s Blog. Source: Domaining     



U2 Finds What It’s Looking For in EMC Storage – The VAR Guy

Reporter: The VAR Guy U2 Finds What It’s Looking For in EMC Storage The VAR Guy To that end, U2 engaged EMC to deploy an all-Flash array version of VNXe 3200 storage system and its Data Domain backup systems. Normally … Ratcliffe said U2 has not decided exactly how it will monetize the video it…



Go Daddy Auction Picks 7-31-15 PowerLift.com – 61669.com – BMYY.com

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Go Daddy Auction Picks 7-31-15 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Just a couple numeric domains today, 61669.com is a public auction but no reserve, I think this is a pretty strong one and already at $500. PowerLift.com is the big name of the day, already over $2,000, aged domain that may continue to…



Go Daddy Auction Picks 7-31-15 PowerLift.com – 61669.com – BMYY.com

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Go Daddy Auction Picks 7-31-15 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Just a couple numeric domains today, 61669.com is a public auction but no reserve, I think this is a pretty strong one and already at $500. PowerLift.com is the big name of the day, already over $2,000, aged domain that may continue to…



Five UDRP wins in July : Domainers, time to clean up your domain portfolios

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: ESQwire achieved a remarkable feat in the month of July: in 30 days, five UDRP cases were successfully defended by the domainer-friendly law firm. What we have here, are 5 cases involving generic dictionary word domains, two word domains, “e” generic word domains and a four letter domain. That’s almost like a…



Five UDRP wins in July : Domainers, time to clean up your domain portfolios

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: ESQwire achieved a remarkable feat in the month of July: in 30 days, five UDRP cases were successfully defended by the domainer-friendly law firm. What we have here, are 5 cases involving generic dictionary word domains, two word domains, “e” generic word domains and a four letter domain. That’s almost like a…



Sharp wants dot-brand Whois requirement relaxed

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Electronics firm Sharp wants to remove part of its new gTLD registry contract relating to Whois. The company has filed a Registry Services Evaluation Process request to get its requirement to offer “searchable Whois” dropped. RSEP is the mechanism registries use to amend their contracts. ICANN’s initial review has n… Source:…



Sharp wants dot-brand Whois requirement relaxed

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Electronics firm Sharp wants to remove part of its new gTLD registry contract relating to Whois. The company has filed a Registry Services Evaluation Process request to get its requirement to offer “searchable Whois” dropped. RSEP is the mechanism registries use to amend their contracts. ICANN’s initial review has n… Source:…



Neustar becomes “world’s largest registry” with $87m ARI buy

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Consolidation in the domain name industry continued last night with Neustar’s $87 million acquisition of Bombora Technologies, the holding group for ARI Registry Services and AusRegistry. Bombora CEO Adrian Kinderis told DI that the deal makes Neustar the “biggest registry services back-end provider on the market”, … Source: Domaining     



Neustar becomes “world’s largest registry” with $87m ARI buy

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Consolidation in the domain name industry continued last night with Neustar’s $87 million acquisition of Bombora Technologies, the holding group for ARI Registry Services and AusRegistry. Bombora CEO Adrian Kinderis told DI that the deal makes Neustar the “biggest registry services back-end provider on the market”, … Source: Domaining     



Unhealthy Habits Domain Investors Need to Get Rid Of

By Andrei Domaining Tips: Certain habits inhibit your progress as a domainer and if you don’t identify them in order to address the issues you are dealing with, you will end up being disappointed by your results and worst of all, won’t know where to start in order to fix things. Today, I would like…



$114k in Sales on July 30th – RealtyMarket.com sold for $7,000 – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was realtymarket.com which sold for $7,000 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 177 sales for a total of $113,792 with an average sale price of $643. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 26% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount increased…



Daily Sales Recap 7-30-15 RealtyMarket.com sells for $7,000 – A lot of 4L.com action

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Sales Recap 7-30-15 Another quiet day for the most part, Sedo topped the charts with RealtyMarket.com selling for $7,000. Creeks.com closed at $3,080 on NameJet. I liked Swiff.com at $1,410. Face.io closed at $1,001 on Flippa, Nets.io closed at $150. I continue to think the 4.CN 4L.com no vowels plus…



Linking Directly to Search Results

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: Since we re-launched the site in February it hasn’t been possible to link directly to search results. The reason is that the advanced search page does its work in the background without the page reloading or the URL changing. We received several requests to add this functionality and today I am…



Common Domainer Misconceptions

Michael Gilmour: One of the easist mistakes many domain investors make is paying too much attention to their average daily revenue and not really understanding what it really means. The average daily revenue is made up from all of the individual earnings of each domain in a portfolio…..which makes sense but underneath that statement is…



There’s still dough in domain names as Melbourne’s Bombora Technologies sold … – BRW

Reporter: BRW There’s still dough in domain names as Melbourne’s Bombora Technologies sold … BRW Two Australian tech entrepreneurs have bagged the lion’s share of a $118.5 million payday, after selling their domain name company Bombora Technologies to US rival Neustar. Bombora Technologies, which is the parent company of ARI Regi… Source: Domaining     



1st Day New gTLD Totals .Team 2,643 .Show 1,310; .Jewelry 961

By Michael Berkens The Domains: Three new gTLD’s went into General Availability (GA) on Wednesday. Including domain names registered in the Sunrise Period by trademark holders and domain names registered in the Early Access Program (EAP) for an extra fee, here are the totals after the first day of GA: .Team 2,643 .Show 1,310 .Jewelry…



Man on a mission: Chuck Warren aims to combat political cybersquatting with … – MassLive.com

Reporter: MassLive.com Man on a mission: Chuck Warren aims to combat political cybersquatting with … MassLive.com In the political world, Chuck Warren is a man on a mission to combat cybersquatting, the purchasing of online domain names for profit, mischief, or worse, with the domain .VOTE, a secure Internet service for candidates, politicia… Source: Domaining…



Rightside Happy With .News Registration Levels

By Elliot Silver The .News domain extension has been available for people to hand register for just two weeks, and it is already selling more in that time period than other Rightside domain extensions in the same period of time. I was told that 8,790 .News domain names were registered on its first day of…



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