Monthly archives: November, 2015

Nigerian Digital Agency Grabs Alphabet’s Domain Name Extensions – TechCabal

Reporter: TechCabal Nigerian Digital Agency Grabs Alphabet’s Domain Name Extensions TechCabal In October 2015, Google bought abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com for its parent company, Alphabet Inc. A few weeks later, ID Africa, a Lagos-based digital agency bought the .ng and .com.ng extensions to the same domain name. It was revealed that Goog… Source: Domaining     



Are you a foreign property investor in Australia? What you now need to know – Domain News

Reporter: Domain News Are you a foreign property investor in Australia? What you now need to know Domain News Treasurer Scott Morrison said that as of Tuesday, foreign property investors would be more closely monitored and stricter rules were now in force for foreign investors who don’t get approval before buying property in Australia. In…



PSY’s “Daddy” *has* to be the next GoDaddy Super Bowl commercial!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: GoDaddy is known for its wacky Super Bowl commercials during the 2000’s. Last year’s tame selection was one huge step in the wrong direction, so to make up for lost time, GoDaddy needs to seriously up its game for the 2016 Super Bowl! A new video by PSY called “Daddy” is the…



Sydney Home Prices Drop Most in 5 Years as Regulation Bites – Bloomberg

Reporter: Bloomberg Sydney Home Prices Drop Most in 5 Years as Regulation Bites Bloomberg Sydney auction clearance rates, a measure of demand, have dropped for nine consecutive weeks and loans to investors climbed at the slowest pace in 14 months as banks raised interest rates to protect themselves from the risks of an overheated market….



Offer a Cyber Monday Domain Deal

By Elliot Silver We’ve all been in negotiations that don’t end well. Our price is higher than the buyer was willing to spend, and we got stuck on our asking price. Perhaps today is a good day to rekindle the negotiation and offer a Cyber Monday deal for the domain name. People have come to…



Why Cyber Monday Is Great For Business Owners

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: While it can be easy to look at Cyber Monday as that day that you buy a new TV for your living room or finally pull the trigger on an Amazon Echo (yes – they’re $149 today), it’s also a great time to lock in savings for your business. I started doing…



Why Having A Website Is A No-Brainer For Small Business – Huffington Post Australia

Reporter: Why Having A Website Is A No-Brainer For Small Business Huffington Post Australia Commerford also recommended registering multiple domain names that were similar to avoid market confusion and to gain a competitive edge. If you have an existing business search for a domain name that is closest to your business name (fingers crossed&nb… Source:…



The Monday Media Wrap Up

By Kelsey LaBelle Articles from November 21-27 See a brief list of interesting industry articles from the cybersecurity world: Does Employee Cybersecurity Training Do Any Good? Anne Fisher | Fortune | Nov. 25, 2015 Almost one in five (17%) of the 200 people who recently came across one at random—in an airport, coffee shop, or…



The Bizarre Afterlife of .su, the Domain Name and Last Bastion of the USSR – Inverse

Reporter: Inverse The Bizarre Afterlife of .su, the Domain Name and Last Bastion of the USSR Inverse The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority assigned the Soviet Union .su as its country code top-level domain. This presumably would have mattered a great deal more if the “Evil Empire” hadn’t collapsed 15 months later, but .su, notably, didn&……



101Domain: Getting ready to add 99 more domains

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Scheduled downtime is a must for busy domain registrars; in the case of 101Domain, the task is a necessary process to achieve a sizable service expansion. “We are getting ready to add 99 more domains, and expand into the 200Domain branding,” said 101Domain manager, John Lasagna. “By adding 99 more domains, we…



The 6 Key Skills of a Brilliant Content Marketer

By Neil Patel Some jobs are easy to define and prepare for: Want to be an engineer? Go to school and get an engineering degree. Want to code for Google? Go to school and study computer science. What do you do when you want to be a content marketer? Go to school and study content…



NamePros Daily: Domain Tax Strategies / Looking for 5 numbers.NET

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: Your biggest regret of 2015? / non-european people how do you perceive .eu domains? / Your emotions after a domain name sale!… The post NamePros Daily: Domain Tax Strategies / Looking for 5 numbers.NET appeared first on Robbie’s Blog. Source: Domaining     



Brandon Abbey Departs Escrow.com Amid Company Shake Up

By Elliot Silver In April of 2015, it was announced that Freelancer.com would acquire Escrow.com in a $7.5 million deal, pending regulatory approval. The deal was approved, and it closed a few weeks ago. Late last week, I learned that Brandon Abbey is no longer with Escrow.com after an 11 year tenure as its President….



Rightside Group, Ltd. (NAME) Files Form 4 Insider Selling : E David Panos … – Insider Trading R…

Reporter: Rightside Group, Ltd. (NAME) Files Form 4 Insider Selling : E David Panos … Insider Trading Report 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 C… Source: Domaining…



Is Cloud The New Outsourcing? Your Happiness Is Your Responsibility

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Congrats to Frank Schilling on selling YYMS.Com, ZCMM.Com, ZKZJ.Com, among others; The Land Rover Defender has been discontinued, but Overfinch is giving it a special edition sendoff; Facebook envisions that one day you’ll like its ads so much that you’d be sad if they left (FB) and Digital…



Google Acquires Alphabet.net

By Elliot Silver Since creating a corporate entity called Alphabet, it looks like Google is continuing to acquire Alphabet related domain names. According to a now public Whois record, Google, Inc. is showing up as the owner of Alphabet.net. Jamie Zoch first reported the acquisition via Twitter, and he speculated that the company acquired Alphabet.net…



.XYZ’s Negari and Ambrose now own 5% of Rightside

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: CXOs at .XYZ have invested $8.6 million in Rightside. First it was Frank Schilling. Now two other domain name industry insiders are disclosing ownership in publicly traded domain name company Rightside. .XYZ founder and CEO Daniel Negari and COO Mike Ambrose disclosed a combined 5.2% ownership in Rightside today…



So far, my “For Sale” only landers have drawn the wrong type of inquiries

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: People submit offers for domain names when they don’t mean to. A couple months ago I switched some of my domain names on Domain Name Sales from PPC landers to “for sale” landing pages. I was curious if this would increase the number of inquiries on my domain names….



NamesCon Cyber Monday Sale

By NamesCon Admin NamesCon.com: It’s Cyber Monday and our Black Friday/weekend sale is extended until the end of today only! NamesCon is returning to the $399 early-bird price for single ticket buyers, and 2-for-1 passes are discounted to $599 for the pair! This sale expires November 30 at 11:59pm PST. Head to our registration page…



Breaking: GJ.com Domain Name Sells Again

By James Iles NamePros.com: In September, the domain name GJ.com was sold at auction on NameJet for $694,095; a sale that currently sits at number 7 in DNJournal.com’s Top 100 Sales Chart of 2015. Ever since this sale I have been tracking the domain name. I’ve noticed some activity on the domain name in the…



6 Essential Tools for Your Freelance Business – Business News Daily

Reporter: Business News Daily 6 Essential Tools for Your Freelance Business Business News Daily The first step in marketing yourself as a freelancer is to set up a public portfolio outlining your services and displaying your past work. This can be as simple as adding a few links or documents to your LinkedIn profile, ……



PIR.org Sponsors #ImpactOfADonation Contest

By Joe Alagna 101Domain.com: Let’s Help Smaller Non-Profits on Giving Tuesday Pumpkin spice is everywhere, decorative lights are emerging from the basement and Black Friday promotions are in full swing. It is officially the start of the holiday season, which means it is also the time of year when charitable giving dramatically increases. With more…



Introducing UpMoney

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: A new site about spending, saving and investing. I’m excited today to announce the launch of UpMoney℠, a new site about…money. Simply put, UpMoney is a site for people who have money. This isn’t a snobby 1% thing; It’s a site for the 25% of people who have savings…



Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 15

By Andrei Domaining Tips: Crazy demand for LLLL dot coms as always, I’ve decided to focus exclusively on short domains from now on because that’s where the eyeballs are and that’s where the money is. This week, I’m selling an awesome premium LLLL, DRWR.com, excellent letters. Here’s the full newsletter (as always, I’ll rem… Source:…



MindGeek Is Both Plaintiff And Defendant In Two New DMCA Lawsuits – Forbes

Forbes.com: Forbes MindGeek Is Both Plaintiff And Defendant In Two New DMCA Lawsuits Forbes After filing an anti-trust lawsuit against the ICANN and ICM Registry, which it claimed were extorting companies to make defensive site purchases for .xxx domain the registries operated, MindGeek bought Really Useful, one of the first and biggest … Source: Domaining…



Offer a Cyber Monday Domain Deal

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: We’ve all been in negotiations that don’t end well. Our price is higher than the buyer was willing to spend, and we got stuck on our asking price. Perhaps today is a good day to rekindle the negotiation and offer a Cyber Monday deal for the domain name. People have come…



Brace For a Cyber Monday Surge; Innovation Is The Only True Way To Create Value

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: 121 million consumers are expected to shop online on Cyber Monday; Innovation is Not an ‘Idea’, It is the ‘Means’ to Change the World; Judge Dismisses Yelp Suit Brought by Shareholders; OMG! The Hyperbole of Internet-Speak; Big Companies Put Their Money Where the Trash Is; How Jobs, Gates,…



Who needs short domains? Not Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The concept of going after ultra-short domains might be flawed after all. Serving as the shorthand of longer phrases, two or three letter domain names are highly priced due to their absolute scarcity. It’s easy to remember ABC.com when the entity is matching that exact acronym, but what about BEC.com ? Undoubtedly…



The Monday Media Wrap Up

By Kelsey LaBelle Whois.Domaintools.com: Articles from November 21-27 See a brief list of interesting industry articles from the cybersecurity world: Does Employee Cybersecurity Training Do Any Good? Anne Fisher | Fortune | Nov. 25, 2015 Almost one in five (17%) of the 200 people who recently came across one at random—in an airport, coffee shop,…



Escrow.com President Brandon Abbey Exits as New Owners Make Major Changes

DNJournal: When Freelancer.com acquired Escrow.com last spring many were relieved to hear the new owners would keep management at the company in place. That has abruptly changed with word that Escrow.com President Brandon Abbey has left the company after 11 years on the job.. Source: Domaining     



Wife Domain Swap : ABC’s new domainer show ready to roll

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: After more than a decade of international “Wife Swap” broadcasting, the ABC network is cancelling the popular reality show. Are you a fan of the series, and/or married? Then no worries! Starting this Holiday season, the pilot episode of “Wife Domain Swap” will be aired, according to reliable gossip and media s……



NamesCon Domain Auction: Submission Selection Is Almost Complete

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: RightOfTheDot was planning to have completed the final selections for the NamesCon domain auction by the end of last week, but due to an overwhelming submission response, the submission selection has been delayed by a little bit. I have submitted … → Source: Domaining     



Whoa, this company totally doesn’t understand UDRP

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company says .Com domains must be used commercially, and offers to pay money in return for getting a domain name through UDRP. BURRI public elements AG of Glattbrugg, Switzerland has filed one of the most misguided UDRPs I’ve ever seen. The company filed a UDRP against Markus Burri, also…



3 reasons you shouldn’t kick yourself for selling a short domain name too soon

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Here’s why you shouldn’t have sellers remorse. With the rapid rise in values for three and four character domain names, I’ve read some commentary from people kicking themselves for selling domain names too soon. Call it seller’s remorse, and it’s a feeling I think we’ve all had. But comparing…



Brandon Abbey Departs Escrow.com Amid Company Shake Up

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: In April of 2015, it was announced that Freelancer.com would acquire Escrow.com in a $7.5 million deal, pending regulatory approval. The deal was approved, and it closed a few weeks ago. Late last week, I learned that Brandon Abbey is no longer with Escrow.com after an 11 year tenure as its…



Sibername Announces That .FAMILY Domain Name, Goes Into General Availability January 20, 2016

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: New domain extension, .FAMILY, goes into General Availability January 20, 2016. Pre-registrations are now open. OTTAWA, ON (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 30, 2015 Sibername announces that a new domain name extension, .FAMILY, goes into General Availability on January 20, 2016. Schedule of … → Source: Domaining     



CSRA, Inc. (CSRA), CSC (CSC) Complete Separation – StreetInsider.com

Reporter: CSRA, Inc. (CSRA), CSC (CSC) Complete Separation StreetInsider.com CSC leads clients on their digital transformation journeys by providing innovative, next-generation technology solutions that leverage alliance partners, proprietary intellectual property (IP) and extensive domain expertise. “A little more than six … and more &… Source: Domaining     



Google Acquires Alphabet.net

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Since creating a corporate entity called Alphabet, it looks like Google is continuing to acquire Alphabet related domain names. According to a now public Whois record, Google, Inc. is showing up as the owner of Alphabet.net. Jamie Zoch first reported the acquisition via Twitter, and he speculated that the company acquired…



Inclusion of sales price in EstiBot and its effect on appraisal

By Eszter Hazai Domain.Tips: EstiBot is the most popular domain appraisal tool without question. I like their basic idea that price is calculated mainly from exact search volume of the domain name and its CPC (they use a large amount of other data for their prediction algorithm, with parameters including language, category, extension, etc). Similarly…



$136k in Sales on November 29th – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: NameJet had the top sale of the day for two days in a row. The top sale of the day was vnnn.com which sold for $4,000. NameBio recorded 280 sales for a total of $136,395 with an average sale price of $487. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of…



7X Bigger Than Las Vegas In Gambling Revenue, Macau.com Hits The Market

By Michael Berkens The Domains: Earlier this month we learned that LasVegas.com sold back in 2005 for what could be up to $90 Million Dollars. In August the sale of Vegas.com was announced to a public company in a deal that could be worth $38 million dollars. In both instances, Vegas has consistently set the…



Edgewater Announces Review of Strategic Alternatives – GlobeNewswire (press release)

Reporter: Edgewater Announces Review of Strategic Alternatives GlobeNewswire (press release) Classic consulting disciplines (such as business advisory, process improvement, organizational change management, M&A due diligence, and domain expertise) are blended with technical services (such as digital transformation, technical roadmaps, data… Source: Domaining     



How Domainers Get Into Financial Messes

Michael Gilmour: So many business owners have an incredible desire for profit but so few actually understand why it’s so important or how to attain it. So I’m going to first ask a really dumb question, “So why is profit so important?” At its core, profit is a measure of a business’s sustainability. If year…



3 Character Domains in Various Extensions Reg Fee Opps 75 Items

By DropGrabs – Webmaster DropGRABS.com: 3 Character Domains Some People Names In the Mix Various Extensions Available Reg Fee Opportunities 75+ Items . …… MakeYourHouseHome.com ….. Domain FOR SALE ….. Contact Me sales@DomainBELL.com . Now On to the List of Treats Source: Domaining     



Investigating Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Recent Buying Spree – Bidness ETC

Reporter: Bidness ETC Investigating Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Recent Buying Spree Bidness ETC Despite rising concerns on the company’s future policy, Alibaba continues to invest heavily in ventures aimed at widening its domain and further expanding the business model. The recent investment strategy however raises the question if return …… Source: Domaining     



DSAD.com: Domain Shane’s List of Domains at Auction for Monday the 30th ABC.net

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: Fort the first time, my name is starting to cost me money. I have to admit I go to Namepros several times a day now. Mostly to see what the crowds are thinking. I don’t follow them but I certainly pay attention. I have spent years trying to build my name, build…



Go Daddy Auction Picks 11-30-15

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Go Daddy Auction Picks 11-30-15 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com BraveHawk.com not bad, someone may want to brand with this name. AuctionAds.com 19 year old domain that should get some action. NTYK.com public auction but the reserve is met, yesterday I saw a public auction only hit $1,800 reserve not met, first time…



Domain Discoveries for November 30th

By NameBio NameBio.com: Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to…



52 newly funded startups and their domain names: Homie.com, Biteable.com, Handy.travel

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: Funding activity slowed down a bit last week due to the Thanksgiving holiday but nonetheless we still saw 52 companies raise a combined 370+ million dollars in funding. More than 71% of these companies is using a .Com domain for their website with the ccTLDs coming in second again with 25%….



Infoblox Appoints Atul Garg as Executive Vice President of Engineering – Marketwired (press release)

Wired.com: Infoblox Appoints Atul Garg as Executive Vice President of Engineering Marketwired (press release) Infoblox ( NYSE : BLOX) delivers critical network services that protect Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure, automate cloud deployments, and increase the reliability of enterprise and service provider networks around the world. As t… Source: Domaining     



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