Monthly archives: August, 2015

GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving to do 2nd Reddit AMA

By Elliot Silver Shortly after becoming CEO of GoDaddy, Blake Irving participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) discussion. Following Blake Irving’s AMA, I posted a recap of the event with the questions I felt were relevant as someone who buys and sells domain names. This evening, Blake took to Twitter to announce that…



Newly funded startups and their (domain) names – week 35.

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: Last week we saw 62 companies raise $224,443,500 in funding. Over 66% of them is using a .com address which is a little bit below this year’s average of 75% which is mainly because the ccTLD are claiming a fairly large piece of the action this week with almost 18% of…



Countdown to The Domain Conference + A Formal Challenge From Me

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I am really looking forward to The Domain Conference at the end of September. For me and many other people who have invested in domain names over the years, coming to South Florida every year is a ritual that will never get old, in fact this year it’s getting a whole new…



What you need to know about cybersquatting [Infographic] – BetaNews

Reporter: BetaNews What you need to know about cybersquatting [Infographic] BetaNews But, this has been made tricky by a growing phenomenon known as cybersquatting, which is where companies of individuals register a particular domain with the sole intention of selling it on at a later date. The domains usually contain a brand of … Source:…



GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving to do 2nd Reddit AMA

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Shortly after becoming CEO of GoDaddy, Blake Irving participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) discussion. Following Blake Irving’s AMA, I posted a recap of the event with the questions I felt were relevant as someone who buys and sells domain names. This evening, Blake took to Twitter to announce…



Domain Development: 5 Free Plugins Every WordPress Site Needs

By James Iles NamePros.com: Welcome to a brand new week, and a brand new edition of my series called Domain Development. Last week, I showed you the very basics of how to create a WordPress site. I recommend using the WordPress platform as it’s a very simple platform with no experience of coding required. WordPress…



NamePros Daily: Afternic Password issue – Current value of pronounceable LLLL.coms – newbie doubt…

By Robbie RobbiesBlog.com: Did you register any domain names from the 77 LLL.CA or the 236 LLL.TV domain names that I shared that… The post NamePros Daily: Afternic Password issue – Current value of pronounceable LLLL.coms – newbie doubts – This month we are going to sell some of our top domains on Flippa appeared…



Luxus.com : 19 year old domain saved from the claws of a UDRP

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Luxus.com, a domain registered in 1996 – the golden era of the commercial Internet for domain registrations – was challenged in a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum. A Canadian company, Luxus Management Co. Ltd., asserted rights to the domain, although they acquired a Canadian trademark in 2011 – more than 16…



VE.com Acquired by Aron Meystedt

By Elliot Silver The Whois for VE.com changed over the weekend, and Aron Meystedt of XF.com Company is listed as the new owner of the domain name. Aron is also the Director of the Intellectual Property Department at Heritage Auctions. I don’t recall seeing the domain name listed for sale anywhere, so I don’t have…



Entrepreneurs with the same name team up to share a startup as well – San Francisco Business Time…

Reporter: Entrepreneurs with the same name team up to share a startup as well San Francisco Business Times (blog) Andrew A. Radin couldn’t believe the email: Someone claiming to have his first and last name wanted to buy from him the domain name “andrewradin.com.” The nerve. His first thought was to tell his identity doppelganger……



Over 100 Kanye West President Domains Registered Today In Many Extensions Even .XYZ

By Michael Berkens The Domains: Since announcing he is running for President of the United States in 2020 at the MTV Music Video Awards last night, people have been registering domain names related to the hip-hop artist promised presidential run. From PresidentKanyeWest.com to Kanye2020.com to people who are really looking down the road registering kanyewestforpre……



Run Off for THE Domain Conference Awards

By Elliot Silver Howard Neu sent me an email last night with an update about THE Domain Conference Awards. There is going to be a run-off vote for this year’s awards, and Escrow.com will be collecting the votes. Here’s what Howard told me: The response to our Primary Election Ballot has been tremendous. Our thanks…



236 LLL.TV domain names available to Hand Register – NYB.TV, YUC.TV, QVD.TV, JOZ.TV

By Robbie RobbiesBlog.com: Yesterday we posted 77 LLL.CA domain names available for Registration Fee Only and several were registered from the list such… The post 236 LLL.TV domain names available to Hand Register – NYB.TV, YUC.TV, QVD.TV, JOZ.TV appeared first on Robbie’s Blog. Source: Domaining     



Internet Reboot report : XYZ domains hard on people with arthritis!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A new report by the Internet Reboot institute reveals some shocking findings about XYZ domains and their effect on people with irreversible, degenerative arthritis. After studying a sample of twenty five million Internet users, the Internet Reboot institute generated heatmap-enhanced tables. The report states that 88% of those that n… Source: Domaining…



Owner Of KanyeForPresident.com Receives An $80,000 Offer

By Jason Thompson JasonThompson: I don’t normally report on news that I hear from TMZ, but this one certainly caught my eye. As some of you know, Kanye West announced that he is going […] Source: Domaining     



Shelly.com closes at $16,000 on Namepros – Will The Sale Get Closed ?

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Shelly.com closed at $16,000 on Namepros, there has been some controversy around this auction as it is a brokered auction. Many comments have been deleted to keep the auction on track. Eric Lyon did verify with the current owner that the broker had the right to sell the name. Another member…



Kanye West Over a Barrel … On Presidential Domain Name – TMZ.com

Reporter: TMZ.com Kanye West Over a Barrel … On Presidential Domain Name TMZ.com Tramal’s phone is blowing up with huge offers to own the domain … upwards of $80k. 0831-kanye-president-domain-SUB-INSTAGRAM-01 Tramal says he’s holding out … waiting for Kanye to call. He wouldn’t say how much he’d charge, but he was clear …. Source: Domaining…



Online Reviews Provide Insights into gTLD Customers’ Needs – CircleID

CircleID.com: Online Reviews Provide Insights into gTLD Customers’ Needs CircleID There is a high degree of uncertainty when launching a product, and new gTLDs are no exception. However, registries that have introduced them — or will introduce them in the second round of new gTLDs — can improve their odds. A key move: go to…



BrandBucket Accepted Names Becoming a Wholesale Auction Play

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: One of the newer trends in the wholesale market is to put up brandables, mostly of the made up variety, on auction with the BrandBucket accepted seal of approval. As BrandBucket approaches 20,000 names some have taken to auctioning off their names that in most cases have been accepted but not…



Company tries to emulate Chinese TM domain scam, fails miserably

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: The trademark domain name scam is one of the oldest in the book. A registrar from China emails you, saying that someone is trying to register domain names very similar to your trademark or existing domain names. They’re checking with you as a courtesy to see if you’d like…



2-Word New gTLD Domains And A New Type Of Typos

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: I don’t like 2 word new gtld domains because they lack a certain symmetry and also because for the simple reason that they are longer that what they should be! This left.right keyword symmetry is the reason I like New … → Source: Domaining     



Frank Schilling: Buying From The Best; Selling To The Rest in Record August Results

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Whoever said the g’s would take down dotCOM value is today proven wrong. When I first reported on Frank Schillings Domain Name Sales, I was shocked that brands could acquire the EMD for their businesses for under $5K, citing one that went for just $1500 to a big…



Domain Marketplace 5-way comparison : Part #4 – NameJet

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: User experience (UX) design aims at making the browsing and interaction processes with web sites a smooth experience. We’ve put to test five big domain marketplaces – Afternic, Flippa, GoDaddy, NameJet and Sedo – in order to assess their ability to present domain data efficiently and intelligently to their users. After covering……



.XYZ seeks to dismiss Verisign’s expert testimony

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: New TLD company claims some expert testimony should not be allowed. .XYZ is asking the court to dismiss expert testimony from four expert witnesses in Verisign’s false advertising lawsuit against the new top level domain company. Some of the court filings are heavily redacted, leaving out the juicy details…



Giving .Love to new TLDs with Christa Taylor – DNW Podcast #48

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: New domain name consultant Christa Taylor discusses the current state of new top level domains. Christa Taylor runs new top level domain name consulting firm Dot TBA, which has assisted a number of new TLD applicants with their financial projections. She’s also currently involved with the launch of the…



More symbolics: Aron Meystedt acquires VE.com

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Aron Meystedt already owns the oldest .com domain, Symbolics.com. This does not mean he sits on his domain laurels, and over the years he acquired several generic domains and short acronyms. His XF.com is used as a Dallas based investment company, and it seems that Aron just acquired another two letter gem,…



What Do Big Brands Spend On Domains? Wikileaks Publishes Sony/MarkMonitor Invoices

By Jamie Zoch The Domains: What are big brands paying to protect and buy domain names? Well, we have uncovered some invoices released by Wikileaks that give us some clues what domain name registrar MarkMonitor.com charged. Source: Domaining     



VE.com Acquired by Aron Meystedt

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: The Whois for VE.com changed over the weekend, and Aron Meystedt of XF.com Company is listed as the new owner of the domain name. Aron is also the Director of the Intellectual Property Department at Heritage Auctions. I don’t recall seeing the domain name listed for sale anywhere, so I don’t…



This week: .Amsterdam, .Fans, .FYI and .MBA

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: New domain names become available Tuesday and Wednesday this week. A handful of new domain names are hitting domain registrars’ shelves this week. On Tuesday, .Amsterdam enters general availability. There is a fairly limited list of domain name registrars on nic.amsterdam, but 101Domain is offering them for $41.99. On…



GoDaddy Expands Online Store Offering with More Than a Dozen New Features

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Integrated email marketing, shipping and security for ecommerce shop improves customer relations and saves owners time SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today announced a number of … ͛… Source: Domaining     



Go Daddy Auction Picks 8-31-15 GrowStuff.com – 97611.com

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Go Daddy Auction Picks 8-31-15 A couple 5N.com on today’s list, 97611.com moving up over $800 already. BabyWholesale.com is not bad for an ecommerce play. GrowStuff.com has a few potential uses. Full List 03627.com 4338.cc 97611.com AccelerationProgram.com AmericanCorner.com AndroidKids.com AppPost.com AsiaMedical.com BabyWho… Source: Domaining     



Track And Learn From Your Competitor’s Content – Search Engine People (blog)

Reporter: Search Engine People (blog) Track And Learn From Your Competitor’s Content Search Engine People (blog) Here are three key metrics you should monitor when evaluating the inbound marketing efforts of your competitors. … It’s as simple to use as Buzzsumo: just plug in a domain name and the site will provide information about r……



Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 3

By Andrei Domaining Tips: I’ve sent this week’s newsletter a few moments ago and compared to last week’s, it contains three times more domains. Anther difference is represented by the fact that the prices are extremely low this week, with most domains being in three figure territory. Now as a broker, I’d love nothing more…



Run Off for THE Domain Conference Awards

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Howard Neu sent me an email last night with an update about THE Domain Conference Awards. There is going to be a run-off vote for this year’s awards, and Escrow.com will be collecting the votes. Here’s what Howard told me: The response to our Primary Election Ballot has been tremendous. Our…



Pheenix to offer $13.99 domain name backorders

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Already inexpensive drop catching service to offer cut rate pricing as it boosts number of registrars. Expired domain name backordering service Pheenix is offering a new tier of expired domain backorders at just $13.99 per domain. The new “Super Saver” backorders be usurped by any standard Gold backorders. The…



Finalists For THE Domain Conference Awards Announced – Vote for Winners Before 8PM EDT Tuesday

DNJournal: After more than 160 individuals or companies were nominated for THE Domain Conference Awards, run off balloting was conducted last week to choose the finalists. They were announced this morning when the last round of voting to pick the winners also opened. The polling will close at 5PM U.S. Pacific Daylight Time (8PM EDT)…



20 Yr Old, 160 Person Agency Rebrands From UpShot.net to Upshot.Agency: “Everyone Will Be Using T…

By Michael Berkens The Domains: Inc.com just published a post on a Chicago based marketing firm that just re-branded itself from upshot.net to the new gTLD Upshot.Agency saying that once the new gTLD’s catch on everyone will be using them. Upshot is a 160-employee agency which is celebrating its 20th birthday conducted what it describes…



Amazon Registers Domain Name Amazon3DPrinting.com – 3DPrint.com

Reporter: Amazon Registers Domain Name Amazon3DPrinting.com 3DPrint.com am5 As 3D printing gradually becomes more widespread, services such as Shapeways and Sculpteo are also expanding rapidly. Both companies have the potential to become the ‘Amazon of 3D printing’. That is if, of course, Amazon doesn’t squash them first … a… Source: Domaining     



.KY domain going global – The Cayman Reporter

Reporter: The Cayman Reporter .KY domain going global The Cayman Reporter “Right now we are working with Cayman-based domain registrar Uniregistry to re-register existing domain names and sign up new local applicants but we know that there is a market out there with people interested in securing popular names or acronyms … Source: Domaining     



After The Run Off: Here Is THE Domain Conference Official Domain Industry Award Ballot

By Michael Berkens The Domains: The organizers of THE Domain Conference just published the final Ballot for the Domain Industry Awards for 2015. Last week a ballot with over 100 nominees went live for voting and although a record number of votes were cast, no one candidate in any category received more than 50% of…



Flipkart sends cybersquatting & trademark violation notice to journalist … – MediaNama.com

Reporter: MediaNama.com Flipkart sends cybersquatting & trademark violation notice to journalist … MediaNama.com Apart from trademark violation, Flipkart has also alleged cybersquatting, given that the name flipkart is mentioned in the URL, and given Bhawani seven days to: 1. stop using the Flipkart logo, stop using ‘flipkart’ in… Source: Domaining     



Pheenix Starts Offering $13.99 Backorders With 500% More Registrars

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Tan Tran, CEO of Pheenix, Inc., gave an update on the domain name backordering platform. Pheenix people have been quietly working hard to improve it. Here are some great new things that they have just completed: 1. 500% increase in … → Source: Domaining     



$81k in Sales on August 30th – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was iomega.com which sold for $10,050 at DropCatch. NameBio recorded 181 sales for a total of $80,601 with an average sale price of $445. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 6% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount decreased…



DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Monday, August 31st 2015

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: I hope you guys have been enjoying Aaron J’s daily recap of this list. If you haven’t its worth a daily read. It’s one thing to just pick a few names but it’s nice to see how the picks actually came out and Aaron does a great job of having some fun…



Sales Persistence: 120 Contacts to Close a Single Sale – With Joe Uddeme

By Michael Cyger DomainSherpa.com: You”re lazy. There. I said it. If you’re like most of us, when you identify a potential domain name buyer or seller, you might reach out a handful of times. But after hearing “no” once or twice, you move on. Broker Joe Uddeme, however, knows that success requires on average eight…



DSAD DAILY AUCTION RECAP

By Aaron Johnson DomainShane.com: I had Ribs tonight and they were good. They cooked a little too long in the oven before they were grilled off so they were messy because the meat was falling off the bone. It was still a great end to the weekend. Now back to work! GoDaddy WebTime.com 20 years…



APRA figures yet to show signs of investor slowdown – Domain News

Reporter: Domain News APRA figures yet to show signs of investor slowdown Domain News Loans to property investors across Australia kept on rising in July, according to figures released on Monday, despite banks starting to try to discourage landlords. The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) monthly banking statistics show … and … Source: Domaining     



GoDaddy two way authentication : Use it!

By Acro Acro: Now that GoDaddy has rolled out two way authentication internationally, there is no excuse not to use it. In 2014 and 2015, the proliferation of domain theft targeted GoDaddy customers in record numbers. One cannot blame it on anything else than the fact that in pure numbers, GoDaddy is the biggest domain…



Top Topics: Hyphens in Domains; Renewal Strategies; .Online new gTLD…

By David Walker NamePros.com: The most popular discussions this week include the dreaded hyphen and how much (or little) it can devalue your domain names, renewal strategies taken by domain name investors, speculation on Radix’s recent .online nGTLD, how to avoid being flagged as spam when contacting end users, and the purchasers behind numbered .com…



Company Shares of Rightside Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ:NAME) Rally 9.13% – American Trade Journal

Reporter: Company Shares of Rightside Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ:NAME) Rally 9.13% American Trade Journal Rightside Group, Ltd. is a provider of domain name services. The Company offers platforms for the discovery, registration, development, and monetization of domain names. This includes more than 16 million names under management. The Company has&n… Source: Domaining     



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