Monthly archives: December, 2015

2015 market winners, losers: Tech soars, old guard stumbles – PhillyVoice.com

Reporter: PhillyVoice.com 2015 market winners, losers: Tech soars, old guard stumbles PhillyVoice.com E-commerce giant Amazon celebrated its 20th anniversary with results that sent investors into a buying frenzy. Amazon was the second biggest gainer in the S&P 500 for the year, … The rest of the top ten winners in the index were a mix…



Stinkiest domain UDRP of 2015 a big win for Respondent

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: We’re at the very end of 2015, a year with numerous frivolous UDRP cases brought against domain owners. Good guys win in the end, and we’re hereby presenting you the stinkiest domain UDRP of the year. A hockey club from Massachusetts that calls itself “Stinky Socks Hockey“, attempted to wrestle away the…



Venture Catalysts ties up with global incubator Plug and Play – The Hindu

Reporter: NYOOOZ Venture Catalysts ties up with global incubator Plug and Play The Hindu … Indian companies being exposed to strategic opportunities to connect with potential partners, investors and mentors from around the world. Indian ventures will be instructed about the various facets of the startup business by leading global domain … … Source: Domaining…



NamePros Daily: [Video] How To Find And Contact End Users

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: When is the best time to SELL a tech domain? / [Buying] 4L to 6L for App Devleopment & Analytics Company… The post NamePros Daily: [Video] How To Find And Contact End Users appeared first on Robbie’s Blog. Source: Domaining     



Do You Own Any New gTLD Domain Names?

By Elliot Silver The new gTLD domain name program continues to be one of the most polarizing topics in the domain space. It seems that there are passionate people who feel strongly for or against the new gTLD domain names. There are now over 11 million registered new gTLD domain names. I would imagine that…



Happy New Year

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Everyone here at TheDomains.com would like to wish you a Happy and healthy new year. Things will be changing around here, after 8 years Michael will be able to do something other than be on a computer 24/7. The first post on TheDomains was here on December 4, 2007. Since…



The Uniform Rapid Suspension System – ICANN’s fast-track domain name … – JD Supra (press release)

Reporter: The Uniform Rapid Suspension System – ICANN’s fast-track domain name … JD Supra (press release) ICANN’s Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) seeks to offer trademark holders a quick and cost-effective way of tackling infringing domain names. The URS is designed to sit alongside the existing Uniform Domain Name Resolution P… Source: Domaining     



From China To Berkens To Dicker 2015 was one hell of a year

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: 2015 was an action packed year filled with incredible sales, scandal and consolidation. Some of the biggest players in the industry showed why they are the top dogs in 2015. Rick Schwartz put up some incredible numbers staring with the sale of Porno.com for $8,888,888, the sale broke on TheDomains.com on…



Happy public domain day: here’s what copyright term extension stole from you … – Boing Boing

Reporter: Boing Boing Happy public domain day: here’s what copyright term extension stole from you … Boing Boing Every year, Jennifer Jenkins and Jamie Boyle at the Duke Center for the Public Domain list out all the works that today’s artists would be free to work from — as the creators who got their copyrights…



After Wild Ride, Stock Markets End Year Almost Where They Started – NBCNews.com

Reporter: NBCNews.com After Wild Ride, Stock Markets End Year Almost Where They Started NBCNews.com NEW YORK — Wall Street lost ground on Thursday, leaving the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 marginally lower at the end of a year marked by record highs as well as a major selloff. The Dow closed down…



CHINESE AUCTION RESULTS & TRENDS FOR DECEMBER 31, 2015

By Travis M. DomainShane.com: Wow, the end of 2015 is upon us (or already past us depending on where you are in the world). I bought my first domain for the purposes of reselling in October of 2014. I paid way too much and I think I was the victim of some shill bidding, but…



Happy New Year! and Here Are the Dec 30 .CA TBR Drop Results

By Dot CA Domains Dot CA Domains: DomainReport.ca First of all, this is my last post of 2015 so Happy New Year to everyone and all the best with family, domains and business in 2016! Some of you are probably already into the New Year, or closer than us in the West Coast timezone. In…



BabyStrollers.ca a Top Pick in Dec 16 .CA TBR Drop

By Dot CA Domains Dot CA Domains: DomainReport.ca I missed a few TBR drops in December because this was such a busy month, but below is the drop results from December 16 and I will post this week’s drop results shortly. There was one .ca domain sale I saw reported since the last time, which…



Change Your Domain Name, for Better Search Ranking; 3 Ways To Redefine Your Business In 2016

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Here’s an excerpt from a paper written by #‎DavidOgilvy in 1968 as a guide for Ogilvy & Mather managers worldwide when thinking about who has what it takes for rapid promotion. // A look back to look forward… Here’s to a bright 201; Your Holiday By The Silly…



NamesCon Day 3 Will Spotlight 4 Keynote Speakers, China, Women in Domaining & Water Night!

DNJournal: Every day at NamesCon 2016 will be busier than the one before. That is certainly true of day 3 (Tuesday, January 12) in the four-day event when attendees will see 4 more keynote speakers, get a look at the exploding domain market in China and enjoy two big evening social events. Source: Domaining     



A Look Back at Last Years’ Predictions And How I Did

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: Predictions are worthless unless you go back and take a look at whether they were right or wrong. Its why you’re going to get a bunch of “predictions for 2016” articles and no “how my predictions went last year” post. Accountability was lost a few decades ago when the Internet was invented….



Zhuang Jia: Chinese Pump and Dump

By Joseph Peterson Domain Name Wire: Joseph Peterson draws parallels between market manipulators in Chinese stock markets and the domain name market. An article just published by Bloomberg gives us an x-ray glimpse into a Chinese investment culture reliant on pump-and-dump schemes. The parallels with domain market activity during 2015 are so obvious that even…



2015 market winners, losers: Tech soars, old guard stumbles – U.S. News & World Report

Reporter: U.S. News & World Report 2015 market winners, losers: Tech soars, old guard stumbles U.S. News & World Report E-commerce giant Amazon celebrated its 20th anniversary with results that sent investors into a buying frenzy. Amazon was the second biggest gainer in the S&P 500 for the year, … The rest of the top…



Stir in the CHIPS market : Non AEIOUV domains dropped en masse by Chinese investor

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A Chinese domain investor that has spent $2.9 million dollars investing in short .com domains that do not contain the letters A,I,O,U and V is causing a major stir in the domain market. Xiang Gong Fu of Shanghai, China, is dropping his entire domain portfolio of several thousand domains to focus on…



2015 Market Winners, Losers: Tech Soars, Old Guard Stumbles – ABC News

Reporter: ABC News 2015 Market Winners, Losers: Tech Soars, Old Guard Stumbles ABC News E-commerce giant Amazon celebrated its 20th anniversary with results that sent investors into a buying frenzy. Amazon was the second biggest gainer in the S&P 500 for the year, … The rest of the top ten winners in the index were…



In The News: AdSense Updates Mobile Ads, FAA Requires Drone Registration – Small Business Trends

Reporter: Small Business Trends In The News: AdSense Updates Mobile Ads, FAA Requires Drone Registration Small Business Trends This week, Google made headlines by unveiling a new look for mobile text ads in AdSense. And the FAA also made news by requiring almost all drones, even non-commercial ones, to be registered. These and more small…



Auction Recap, 31st of December

By Josh E DomainShane.com: The Daily recap of Shane’s Auction Picks, the 31st of December Yesterday’s Average 4L Chip Sales as listed on Namebio.com and LLLLsales.com was $2,404.09 Auction Quick Recap I listened to the DNW’s podcast of 2016 predictions yesterday. A lot of good information in there to sift through and apply as needed….



Are you sending 1099 Tax Forms? Here’s how to make it easy.

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Online services make it easier to remain compliant with 1099s. If you’re a U.S. domainer that pays freelancers, contractors or a law firm, then you’re likely required to send out 1099s each year. Fortunately, there’s an easy and cheap way to do it online. First, here are examples of…



New gTLD Development: TheGreen.Diet, BIGG.Global, Slimming.Help

By Aaron DomainShane.com: This week features a few different sites and approaches to help drop a few pounds after the holiday eating season. Screenshots are linked if you’d like to check them out for yourself. TheGreen.Diet A rebrand from TallaBajaDiet.com, which isn’t particularly radio friendly. TheGreenDiet.com is available for $3,988 via BuyDomains, where… Source: Domaining…



How Are Domain Names Priced in China?

By Kassey Lee NamePros.com: If you are selling domain names to China, how do you set favorable prices on your domains? Are there any rules or standards that Chinese sellers use? Do the last few digits play an important role? This strategy is often referred to as psychological pricing, charm pricing, or price ending, and…



Names 2015: Escrow.com Booms As Domains Do.

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Imagine the domain headline 52 years from today? “The real thrill comes from the chase rather than the reward at the end.” ~~ Monte Cahn 2015 was a banner year for Domain Names. More money is coming into the industry then ever before. You need only look at…



End User Negotiation Etiquette 101

By admin DomainPros.com: From a lot of perspectives, the domain industry is still in its “Wild West” phase. If you don’t agree with me, I encourage you to read some forum posts or blog comments about the various negotiation tactics domainers choose. Some people are overly anxious and compulsively send several follow-up emails if an…



Do You Own Any New gTLD Domain Names?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: The new gTLD domain name program continues to be one of the most polarizing topics in the domain space. It seems that there are passionate people who feel strongly for or against the new gTLD domain names. There are now over 11 million registered new gTLD domain names. I would imagine…



Sebi proposes new norms for public issue of REITs – Economic Times

Reporter: The Indian Express Sebi proposes new norms for public issue of REITs Economic Times The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) said the proposed norms for the public issuance of REITs relate to appointment of merchant bankers, disclosures in the offer documents and filing of draft papers, keeping them in the public domain…



The Pirate Bay domains shut down by domain registrar – ChristianToday

Reporter: The Pirate Bay domains shut down by domain registrar ChristianToday Earlier this year the .se domains of torrent site The Pirate Bay were handed over to the Swedish State and in response the torrent site launched six new domains in case the .se domain was lost for good. However, as reported by Torrent Freak,…



$311k in Sales on December 30th – PF.net sold for $51,720 – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: NameJet had the top two sales yesterday. The top sale of the day was pf.net which sold for $51,720 followed by jgu.com for $23,100. NameBio recorded 351 sales for a total of $310,552 with an average sale price of $885. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 15% in…



The $1.1 Billion Startup Behind Nearly Every App You Use; Essential Components of Good SEO

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Law firms are already throwing up landing pages just for “hoverboards” on their websites; How Important Are Customer Reviews For Online Marketing? Climate Chaos, Across the Map; Microsoft to Warn Email Users of Suspected Hacking by Governments; Jim Cramer tells us about balancing multiple jobs, his bar in…



My performance review of 2015

By AbdulBasit AbdulBasit.com: Hello and Assalamo Alaikum, At the very beginning of 2015 I wrote about the achievements in 2014 and my goals for 2015. After going through that post right now I see the first goal was to have 1,200 domains by the end of 2015 and I can tell you I almost got…



The Uniform Rapid Suspension System – ICANN’s fast-track domain name … – Lexology (registration)

Reporter: The Uniform Rapid Suspension System – ICANN’s fast-track domain name … Lexology (registration) ICANN’s Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) seeks to offer trademark holders a quick and cost-effective way of tackling infringing domain names. The URS is designed to sit alongside the existing Uniform Domain Name Resolution Po… Source: Domaining     



How To Reach End Users For Your Domain Names

By Will OmarAndWill.com: Everyone who gets into the domain industry always wonders what is the fastest and most profitable way to sell your domain name. Well…there are many marketplaces you can go to and put your domain for sale. The only catch is that they take a percentage of the final sale and even sometimes…



Domain Shane’s Big List of Domain at Auction for the Last Day of the Year

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: Want to have one of your domain names reviewed at the Domain Sherpa Show Live at Namescon? We’re looking for a few additional names to be reviewed for the show that’s going to be in front of the entire Namescon Crowd. That’s a good and a bad thing. We’re going to roast…



Go Daddy Auction Picks 12-31-15

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Go Daddy Auction Picks 12-31-15 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com CouponCatch.com is not bad for that highly competitive niche, not super valuable but good for development. NTDX.com is a public auction, reserve not met yet. 4g.org is another public auction, 4g actually has meaning so this one should go higher, reserve not met…



Domain Discoveries for December 31st

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…



With Startup Pile Up, 2016 Tech IPOs Will Face Tough Investors – Bloomberg

Reporter: With Startup Pile Up, 2016 Tech IPOs Will Face Tough Investors Bloomberg “No longer will private placements be the main domain where you can find very strong valuations with a plethora of investors hanging around the hoop,” said Colin Stewart, managing director at Morgan Stanley, who oversees tech financing at the … Source: Domaining…



The Myth of Silicon Valley Libertarianism – Daily Beast

Reporter: Daily Beast The Myth of Silicon Valley Libertarianism Daily Beast Among the tech elite, 64 percent of all political donations from investors and start-up founders since 2008 have gone to liberal candidates and causes. Perhaps the most brutal statistic of all: only 3 percent of startup founders identify as Republican … and more&nbsp… Source:…



NamePros Daily: Buying NNNL.com (no: a e i o u v 4 – zero okay)

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: How many 4ls.co are still available? / LLCHK.com Please Appraise / JUP.com Sold for $40,100; IOW.com for $29,088 / And more…. The post NamePros Daily: Buying NNNL.com (no: a e i o u v 4 – zero okay) appeared first on Robbie’s Blog. Source: Domaining     



Auction Recap, 30th of December

By Josh E DomainShane.com: The Daily recap of Shane’s Auction Picks, the 30th of December Yesterday’s Average 4L Chip Sales as listed on Namebio.com and LLLLsales.com was $2,404.09 Auction Quick Recap I hope everyone is having a great “most unproductive” week of the year. lot’s of good domain deals out there this week. I started…



Chinese Checker: 8F8G suggests Rich and Noble; 37387 suggests Business Opportunity and Money…

By Kassey Lee NamePros.com: In this new blog series, I’m going to wear my Chinese hat to check whether user-submitted domain names can be turned into something meaningful and easy to remember for Chinese consumers. This is actually more challenging than it may sound, because numbers and letters do not have one-to-one relationships with Chinese…



NamesCon 2016 Sponsor Spotlight on Igloo.com

By Richard Lau NamesCon is less than two weeks away and over 1,000 attendees have registered for the conference! One of the conference sponsors is Igloo.com, and today we have an interview with Igloo.com CEO and Co-Founder Tessa Holcomb. NamesCon 2016 will be held at the Tropicana in Las Vegas January 10-13. Conference tickets are…



7 Psychological Principles to Get More Engagement on Social Media

By Neil Patel Just about every great marketer I’ve met had at least a bit of interest in psychology. It’s important to be curious about the ways people think because that’s the only way you can make whatever you’re marketing to someone desirable. You can apply lessons from psychology to every part of your marketing…



The Work-Life Mantra

By Edward Zeiden MorganLinton.com: You miss things like your kid’s music recital, you get winded walking up the escalator in the mall, and your clients know more about your daily habits than your family. This “work-life” im-balance is not a new concept. It’s frequently discussed by every entrepreneur outlet, including MorganLinton.com, and its use in…



Second Day at NamesCon Will Feature Four Keynote Addresses and Huge Live Domain Auction

DNJournal: Yesterday we talked about what’s in store for opening day at the 2016 NamesCon conference January 10 in Las Vegas. Today we take a look at schedule highlights for the second day of the four-day event at the Tropicana Hotel. Source: Domaining     



Official Time And Date Announced for DomainShane Accidental Domainer NamesCon Lunch

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: Last year our Domain Shane Accidental Domainer NamesCon Lunch was such a hit we decided to do it again this year. There’s already a good group committed and hope that the date works for all. I tried to pick a time when there was a little gap and after something you all…



Last Call for “Hand Up For Your Start Up” Scholarship in Network Lane

By NamesCon Admin NamesCon.com: One of the highlights of NamesCon 2016 is Network Lane, a one-day exhibition hall set to launch on Sunday January 10th, from 12 to 6 pm. This “up close and personal” networking day allows newcomers, entrepreneurs, and other companies to introduce themselves to the NamesCon community and get everyone warmed up…



TNT’s Best of the Drop List!

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Welcome to today’s 12/30/2015 edition of the TNT’s Best of the Drop List! I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains my self. I have received a lot of feedback requesting a daily list. I will begin … → Source: Domaining     



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