Daily archives: December 4th, 2015

Opportunity in European Stocks – Barron’s

Reporter: Barron’s Opportunity in European Stocks Barron’s “Investors often get suspicious if a company is overly acquisitive,” says Peak. In this case, he says, the company saw two great opportunities to expand its domain. While the deals were financed in part with debt—another source of investor concern … Source: Domaining     



Funding Friday – uMake lands $4.5M Series A Led By BlueRun Ventures

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Hello and welcome to a brand-new weekly series on MorganLinton.com – Funding Friday! As the co-founder of a venture-funded startup following startup funding news on a daily basis has become a part of my normal routine. Thanks to resources like Crunchbase, Mattermark and AngelList it has become easier than ever before to…



Questions and Answers : Frank Schilling, CEO of Uniregistry

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: In the summer, Frank Schilling, who was voted the “Most Influential Person in the Domain Name Industry,” gave an interview to the Internet of Names; a publication of ICANN. Despite its Spartan length, the interview provides some great inside about Frank Schilling’s modus operandi in the domain industry, and business… Source: Domaining…



Saturday Musings – What Will You Be Remembered For?

Michael Gilmour: There’s nothing like a funeral to remind you about your own mortality and what’s really important in life. At 2pm today I will showing my support for a lady that lived her life, not for herself, but for others. She was an amazing person who showered those around her with love and compassion…



(Photos) Nearly 30 Attend Domain Sponsor Meetup in Brooklyn

By Elliot Silver Regretfully, I could not attend the Domain Sponsor / Rook Media domain investor meetup held in Brooklyn earlier this week. I heard the meetup had nearly 30 attendees from the greater New York City area and beyond. The meetup started at a bar called Wolf and Deer, and Rook Media / Domain…



26 Tools to Help You Increase Your Blog’s Performance

By Neil Patel Spending hours learning how to implement the smallest improvements on your blog is the biggest source of frustration for most blog owners. You probably understand how important it is to give your visitors a great reader experience. And to do that, you need to optimize many areas of your blog: colors the…



Superhome.ca a Top Property in Dec 2 .CA Drop, and 15 Years of .CA

By Dot CA Domains Dot CA Domains: DomainReport.ca This week’s TBR had pretty average results for a .ca drop, with 114 .ca domains caught. There were also a couple of aftermarket sales for .ca to report this week, which was nice to see. Some news came out this week on the 15th year anniversary of…



Top Topics: The Best Domain Names; Buzz About .IN ccTLD; 2015 Regrets…

By David Walker NamePros.com: The most popular discussions this week include the Indian ccTLD .in being the next speculated target for Chinese investments, looking back and determining the biggest regrets of domain name investing in the past year, domain investors sharing the best of the bunch in their domain portfolios, and a three-year outlook of…



Is HugeDomains.com profiting from Personal Names? Is this Unethical?

By Toronto Domainer TorontoDomainer.com: I discovered a few days ago that HugeDomains.com is reselling personal names in dot com for profit . My girlfriends full name and her daughters name is listed for $595 & $895. I don’t know about you but I find this very disturbing, what business does HugeDomains.com have in profiting from…



NamePros Daily: Is the enduser market for .com brandables dying? / Chinese government behind nume…

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: 2L Geo domain, dev sub-domains or use sub folders? / Sell domain with monthly installments? / .WORLD showcase, rating poll, opinion… The post NamePros Daily: Is the enduser market for .com brandables dying? / Chinese government behind numeric domain buyouts? appeared first on Robbie’s Blog. Source: Domaining     



After A Record Sales Month .CLUB Will Have a Lot of Domains in Our Next Weekly Report

DNJournal: .CLUB had a record-breaking month in November, booking just over $1,622,000 in premium domain sales. Many sales fell in the mid four-figure range and one soared all the way to $50,000, assuring .CLUB will have a major presence in our next weekly sales report Wednesday. Source: Domaining     



New gTLD Development: Clearer.Link, VOLO.Global, various .Property

By Aaron DomainShane.com: Below is another look at a few developed sites on the new gTLDs. Screenshots are linked to the sites if you’d like to check them out for yourself. Clearer.Link A voice over IP company, and based on the website, they look like the real deal. “Voice over IP is not only cheap,…



Hutchinson-based First National Bank switching to dot-bank domain – Wichita Eagle

Reporter: Hutchinson-based First National Bank switching to dot-bank domain Wichita Eagle The association’s website features an area dedicated to explaining why it thinks the dot-bank name is important, calling the dot-com world “overcrowded.” The association also thinks the new domains will allow for better branding and marketing … Source: Domaining     



.GDN to Launch on December 7th. WTF does GDN mean?

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Does anyone know what GDN stands for? I am thinking Global Domain Network maybe? lol. Well I have no clue. I was spammed an email today and was like what the heck does .gdn mean. Here is a video below … → Source: Domaining     



Who Would Have the Most to Lose If a New gTLD “Goes Dark”

By Andrei Domaining Tips: … except for the registry, of course Frank Schilling posted an honest + interesting comment on to a DomainIncite post and in my opinion, domainers need to realize that yes, a *lot* of new gTLDS will fail. A lot. Now, obviously, the registry would be the biggest loser. And not just…



SK Lubricants Guilty of Reverse Domain Hijacking on ZiC.com

By Michael Berkens The Domains: SK Lubricants Americas of Houston, Texas was just found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the three letter .com domain name ZIC.com The domain owner was represented by ESQwire.com The Domain Name was originally created on September 6, 2003 but the current owner obtained the Domain Name on…



New Domains .Cars, .Car, & .Auto Launching On January 12th

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Cars Registry, a joint venture between XYZ and Uniregistry, announced the availability of three new domain extensions: .Cars, .Car, and .Auto. Between December 9th and January 12th, these domains will first be made available exclusively to trademark holders registered in the Trademark Clearinghouse. “The … U… Source: Domaining     



Cybersecurity : Your Bank’s domain name is about to change

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The URL you visit for online banking may soon be changing; and that’s for the best. In a Fool.com article covering the ongoing transition of banks and financial institutions to the dot .Bank domain, Jay Jenkins makes a bold prediction: “.bank will soon make .com obsolete for bank websites.” Jenkins emphasizes the…



November Top Stories and Podcasts

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: A look back at November in the domain name business. In a roundabout way, China accounted for 3 of the top 5 stories on Domain Name Wire last month. This makes sense given the unprecedented runup in prices for short and numeric domain names is driving the domain name…



Exclusive Interview with Richard Lau aka Co-Founder of NamesCon.com

By Toronto Domainer TorontoDomainer.com: Richard Lau is the co-founder of NamesCon, and was awarded Domain Industry Hall of Fame status at THE Domain Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Richard was also honored in 2004 with the very first Domainer of the Year Award. Richard has generated millions of dollars in revenue in the Domaining Industry….



Schilling: registries could wind-down unprofitable gTLDs

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: New gTLD portfolio registries may one day decide to wind down some of their gTLDs if they fail to reach profitability. That’s according to Uniregistry CEO Frank Schilling, who told DI today that registries may “sunset” under-performing TLDs. His comments came in response to our post earlier today about registries go……



Auction Recap 4th of December

By Josh E DomainShane.com: Recap of Shane’s Auction Picks, For the 4th of December Yesterdays 4L Chip average was $2,040.64 Recap Quick Reference Table Going through the drop list these days takes a lot longer than it used to. Even if I have no intention of backordering anything, I like to see what’s hot and…



Sheryl Sandberg once told an employee she sounded stupid — and the reason why … – Business Ins…

Reporter: Business Insider Australia Sheryl Sandberg once told an employee she sounded stupid — and the reason why … Business Insider Australia Scott had just wrapped up delivering a presentation about Google’s AdSense business to Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt. She felt really good about the presentation: “When we told Larry… Source: Domaining…



(Photos) Nearly 30 Attend Domain Sponsor Meetup in Brooklyn

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Regretfully, I could not attend the Domain Sponsor / Rook Media domain investor meetup held in Brooklyn earlier this week. I heard the meetup had nearly 30 attendees from the greater New York City area and beyond. The meetup started at a bar called Wolf and Deer, and Rook Media /…



Why Memory and Mimicry Are The Next Big Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence – Fortune

Reporter: Fortune Why Memory and Mimicry Are The Next Big Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence Fortune Big name investors and companies are investing in the bleeding edge of artificial intelligence. For the last five years the … Building that type of computer knowledge has been the domain of R&D and most companies leave it there. But…



How a creative agency switched from .Com to .Rocks

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: A New York web design agency took precautions when it decided to switch to a .rocks domain name. Earlier this year, web design and marketing firm Huemor decided it wanted to switch its online presence from HuemorDesigns.com to Huemor.rocks. “SEO folks told me I was crazy to switch from…



SEO So Simple A Child Can Do It: In 5 Easy Steps – Search Engine Land

Search Engine Land: Search Engine Land SEO So Simple A Child Can Do It: In 5 Easy Steps Search Engine Land She did it with only a few ingredients: a WordPress blog, a Google AdSense account and some basic SEO knowledge. Like many young teenagers at the time (which was about 10 years ago), she…



NamesCon Guide to Las Vegas: Off the Beaten Path

By NamesCon Admin NamesCon.com: We’re proud to officially present the NamesCon Guide to Las Vegas, brought to you by ICANNwiki and Seat’s Taken Concierge! Many of you will be aware of the fabulous city guides that the team at ICANNwiki puts together for the ICANN conferences around the world, so we asked them to help…



TNTNames.com Best of the .CLUB Drop List!

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Welcome to the TNTNames.com Best of the . CLUB Drop List! We will be a doing weekly/every few days post with some of the best names I have found. I will not be back-ordering any of these domains my self. If … → Source: Domaining     



Where did China go?

By Joseph Peterson Domain Name Wire: Where did China go? We’ve grown accustomed to seeing China claim around 40% of the top 20 sales; and Chinese-style domains usually rank very high in these charts – #2 last week, #1 the week before, etc. stretching far back into 2014. This time, however, none of the top…



ICANN security advisor predicts “hundreds” of new gTLDs will “go dark”

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: A security company led by a member of ICANN’s top security committee reckons that “hundreds” of new gTLDs are set to fail, leading to web sites “going dark”. Internet Identity, which provides threat data services, made the prediction in a press release this week. IID’s CTO, quoted in the release, i……



GoDaddy Launches New GoDaddy Plugin Partner Program

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: New program to benefit plugin authors, web designers and developers unveiled at WordCamp US SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — GoDaddy, Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today announced a new program with WordPress plugin … → Source: Domaining     



$380k in Sales on December 3rd – Rochester.com sold for $91,111 – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: NameJet had the top four sales yesterday and the top sale of the day for three days in a row. The top sale of the day was rochester.com which sold for $91,111. NameBio recorded 277 sales for a total of $380,065 with an average sale price of $1,372. Compared to the previous…



Tips for choosing brandable domain names that sell on BrandBucket

By Eszter Hazai Domain.Tips: The marketplaces for brandable domain names are flourishing. The websites offer catchy domain names for end users at a relative high (around 2-3 000 USD) price. Of course, this market has caught the attention of domainers’ as well: many of them want to sell their domain names on the most popular…



Go Daddy Auction Picks 12-4-15

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Go Daddy Auction Picks 12-4-15 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com 1231.co at $130 I am interested to see where this closes, I own no 4N.co just want to see how another alt extension does with this combo. 1231.net closed at $3,155 on Go Daddy a few days ago. YP.org is a public auction,…



DSAD.com: Shane’s Big List of Domain Auctions for Friday the 4th

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: Most of the advertising I do locally is radio. I choose radio because its one of the last markets that I can cover completely during certain times of the day. The only TV anyone watches live anymore is local news and sports. After that its splintered into 50 different cable stations and…



Domain Discoveries for December 4th

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…



Are Chinese Platforms Abandoning the Peer-to-Peer Model? – Crowdfund Insider

Reporter: Crowdfund Insider Are Chinese Platforms Abandoning the Peer-to-Peer Model? Crowdfund Insider Renrendai essentially restructured and split its website into two so its original renrendai.com domain now serves only borrowers and the new we.com domain serves only retail investors. In addition to purchasing Renrendai loans, customers can … Source: Domaining     



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