Monthly archives: January, 2016

Auction Recap, 31st of January 2016

By Josh E DomainShane.com: The Daily recap of Shane’s Auction Picks, the 31st of January Auction Quick Recap I got carried away writing the results for this name, so I decided to move it to the top. If you don’t want to read the whole thing skip to the rest of the names. It just…



How To Conduct a Domain Traffic Test – Part 1

Michael Gilmour: So many domain owners get incredibly confused by all different companies that want to monetise their traffic for them. Which one is best? How do I really know if they are better than another? What is the best way to run a test? All of these questions are vital if you wish to…



Here’s how much Google paid the man who owned the domain name for 1 minute – Daily News & Analysis

Reporter: AL.com Here’s how much Google paid the man who owned the domain name for 1 minute Daily News & Analysis “You may have read about Sanmay Ved, a researcher who was able to buy Google.com for one minute on Google Domains. Our initial financial reward to Sanmay — $6,006.13 — spelled-out Google, numerically (squint…



.CO Hits 2M Domains Under Management, Here’s How They Did It

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Last week the .CO team announced a major milestone, they now have over 2 million domain names under management. The incredible thing about this number is that they did this all in the span of less than six years. I can still remember sitting with Juan and Lori in 2010 in Las…



Chinese miners rescued; Domain investments grossly devalued

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A group of four Chinese miners have been rescued from a gypsum mine in eastern Shandong, China. After spending 36 days underground, the lucky Chinese miners were brought to surface. The first thing the rescued miners did, was to check the value of their “Chinese premium” domain investments, also known as “chips.R……



Google paid this much to get its domain back when it was accidentally sold last year – AL.com

Reporter: AL.com Google paid this much to get its domain back when it was accidentally sold last year AL.com Google has revealed how much it paid a former employee to get its domain name back when it was accidentally sold last year. Sanmay Ved, a former Google employee, owned the domain for a minute last…



NamePros Daily – Being a domainer is a constant hustle; we grind day in and day out.

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: Researching sender email from offers? / Poland type-in traffic/ WebsiteBackup.com Sold for $10,099; MYPA.com for $5,200 / And more. Here are the new NamePros.com threads that caught my eye: Thinking about buying an .uk domain –… Source: Domaining     



Domain Flips (REYI.com, DRT.net, 39Q.com) and Flops (Clothing.net, BDSD.com)

By Aaron DomainShane.com: Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and flops, with data courtesy of NameBio. Flips ToplessNews.com sold for 2,195 USD recently at Sedo, vs 107 USD on 2015-05-04 at GoDaddy. Nice 20x return in less than a year, before commission. “Topless” is more of a picture thing than a…



CHINESE SALES TRENDS FOR JANUARY 31, 2016

By Travis M. DomainShane.com: More massive unloading of 6N names with a zero/four — almost 700 .com and 1,445 .cc. The average price for the .com names is a meager $25. Patterns (and 8’s) are what counts in this space. 939343.com and 439393.com both are reported to have sold at 888 yuan or $135 each….



Here Comes 4-D Printing–and It’s Pretty Mind-Blowing’; Silicon Valley’s Poorest Workers: ‘we can…

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: How Facebook tracks and profits from voters in a $10bn US election; Amazon sales climb 22% in Q4 and 20% in 2015 hit $100 Billion; Facebook’s In-House Agency Lands Andrew Keller as Global Creative Director; Virtual Reality Used to Be All About Tech. Sundance Hints It’s Becoming a…



Domain crime : Chase Bank was targeted with phishing domain updateaccountonline.com

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Last week we revealed how the account structure of Wells Fargo was used by cybercriminals who registered a similar domain. Now it’s the time of Chase Bank; cybercriminals registered the domain updateaccountonline.com and are using it in phishing emails. Falsifying the email so as to appear to arrive from Chase Bank, the…



Go Daddy Auction Picks 1-31-16

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Go Daddy Auction Picks 1-31-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Inequalities.com is the one word .com name on the list, .org may be a better extension for the keyword but with so many issues out there the domain could be in demand down the road. IdeaSherpa.com for those that like the Sherpa keyword….



The cultural politics of Muslim fashion – The Week Magazine

Reporter: The Week Magazine The cultural politics of Muslim fashion The Week Magazine Just because a consumer group has been historically ignored does not mean that it automatically becomes an easy target for monetization. … In the same way, while being recognized by the fashion industry is a welcome balm to Muslims accustomed to ……



Brandable domain name sales week 5: PayBoost.com, Xiya.com, BeautyCrew.com

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: It was a great week for brandable domain name sales as we saw six reported sales in the five figure range with PayBoost.com leading the chart after selling for a cool $25,000 on Sedo.com. The value of great pronounceable 4-letter .com’s continues to rise rapidly. Exactly one year ago Exto.com went…



$128k in Sales on January 30th – WebsiteBackup.com sold for $10,099 – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was websitebackup.com which sold for $10,099 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 210 sales for a total of $128,467 with an average sale price of $612. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 7% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount decreased…



DSAD.com: Domain Shane’s List of Domains at Auction for Sunday, January 31st

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: Happy Sunday. There are a lot of good names on the board today. Namejet has the most LLL.coms they’ve in one day in a long time. Plenty of cheap good word dot coms and of course, lots and lots of numbers and shorties. Not bad for a Sunday. I hope you’re enjoying…



Domain Discoveries for January 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…



Here’s how much Google paid to get its domain name back – Austin American-Statesman

Reporter: BGR Here’s how much Google paid to get its domain name back Austin American-Statesman He successfully bought the domain name but received a pair of emails from Google within about a minute. He received an order cancellation from Google Domains and was later offered a cash reward. “I wrote back and told them it…



Rightside Group Ltd (NAME) Upgraded to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research – Corvus Business Newswire

Reporter: Rightside Group Ltd (NAME) Upgraded to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research Corvus Business Newswire According to Zacks, “Rightside Group, Ltd. is a provider of domain name services. It offers platforms for the discovery, registration, development, and monetization of domain names. The Company provides a turnkey service platf… Source: Domaining     



Domainer Handshakin’ Holmes On Verge of Breaking World Record

By Mike NameTalent.com: If you were at NamesCon you may have met Matt Holmes at Networking Lane promoting his Handshakin’ Video Series where he interviews successful entrepreneurs on their top business strategies. Matt is a young domainer, entrepreneur and start-up enthusiast from Santa Fe, NM who attended college at the University of Denver. The Gui……



ICANN calls on APAC to help end US stewardship – ZDNet

Reporter: ZDNet ICANN calls on APAC to help end US stewardship ZDNet With the administrative functions for the world’s web traffic still under US jurisdiction, ICANN is urging Asia-Pacific nations to take a more active role in “facilitating the development of multi-stakeholder internet governance”. and more Source: Domaining     



Auction Recap, 30th of January 2016

By Josh E DomainShane.com: The Daily recap of Shane’s Auction Picks, the 30th of January Auction Quick Recap I spent the day today (while at work) trying to better sort my domains so I know what I have, where they’re at and to easily find what I’m looking for. Right now I’m just using spread…



See Other Domains Before Inquiring

By Elliot Silver I want to share a piece of advice for those of you who opportunistically acquire good domain names privately. Check out whether or not the domain owner has other domain names of interest before sending your inquiry. Let’s say you are in the market for good one word .com domain names and…



Louis Tomlinson’s son has own domain name – Yahoo7 News

Reporter: Contactmusic.com Louis Tomlinson’s son has own domain name Yahoo7 News Louis Tomlinson’s newborn son has his own internet domain name in an effort to stop One Direction fans from creating bogus websites, according to a report. Baby Freddie Tomlinson caused a social media frenzy when Louis announced that his ex-girlfriend&nbsp… Source: Domaining     



Dot .Bawston : gTLD application denied by ICANN

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The registration of the dot .Bawston gTLD was refused by ICANN, after several months of lobbying among Internet technocrats led to no compromise. Aimed at the booming online businesses of Boston, Massachusetts, dot .Bawston came two points short of the fourteen it needed to be approved. “It is unfortunate that dot .Bawston,…



Update on Top 10 Sales from a Year Ago: Porno.com, KHC.com, Ignite.com, More

By Aaron DomainShane.com: Listed below are updates to the top 10 domain sales from a year ago, as ranked by DN Journal. 1. Porno.com sold for $8,888,888 Heck of a sale for Rick Schwartz, who picked up the domain in 1997 for $42k, making it a decent (!) return. In addition to the sales price,…



NamePros Daily – Every wonder why domain industry turnover is a measly 1%?

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: Best strategy to achieve higher sales…??? / [Buying] need NO.5-6 .com or .net/ how many 4l.co and 4l.biz chips are remaining? / And more. Here are the new NamePros.com threads that caught my eye: Is there… Source: Domaining     



CHINESE SALES TRENDS FOR JANUARY 30, 2016

By Travis M. DomainShane.com: Take a look at the volume of 6N’s of various types reported sold yesterday at fixed prices. The numbers are huge with 6N’s taking up four of the top five spots. I spot checked several of the 6N.nets and they were all registered in November. Looks like more bulk buyers trying…



See Other Domains Before Inquiring

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I want to share a piece of advice for those of you who opportunistically acquire good domain names privately. Check out whether or not the domain owner has other domain names of interest before sending your inquiry. Let’s say you are in the market for good one word .com domain names…



Telepathy Inc. Sells Retirement.com Premium Domain Name

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Telepathy Inc. which is owned by Nat Cohen and owns a vast amount of premium domain names, has sold one of them and this time around it is Retirement.com! The new owner is currently unknown, but it is very likely to be an end user on the corporate level. Whois records…



Uniregistry Market : Just weeks away, says Frank Schilling

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The much-anticipated Uniregistry Market was swiftly demoed by founder, Frank Schilling, during NamesCon 2016. Despite a funny glitch during the demo, everything looks to be on track for its release. A note sent by Uniregistry along with this month’s PPC payments stated: “We are now just weeks away from the reveal of…



MY RECOMMENDATION FOR A GOOD BOOK TO READ

By Howard Neu NeusNews.com: I generally read detective and spy stories and haven’t read any good science fiction since I was a lot younger. However, Battleframe is so creative, genuine and interesting, that I am back in the Sci-fi groove. Michael Gilmour’s first (of many, hopefully) novel has brilliant twists and turns that kept me…



Recognizing Genius; Off-The-Grid and Worth The Trek; $100 Million Fortune To..

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Elbaz; Belonogoff and Bullock launch Render Media; 8 brand new private jets worth waiting for; Apple Reports 1 Billion “Active” Devices; NFL Players Use LinkedIn to Manage Their Off-Field Aspirations (and Domain Names; Meet the 14-Year Old Who Built an Empire (When He Was Nine); Creating Brand Trustworthiness;…



Chinese domain sales : Year of the (domain) Monkey

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Looks like a rocky year ahead for the Chinese stock market; the Shanghai Stock Exchange is down 22.5% in 2016. It seems that one needs to have political connections in China, to achieve an IPO and enter the stock market. According to such data: “Of politically connected firms, 92 percent that falsified…



Go Daddy Auction Picks 1-30-16

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Go Daddy Auction Picks 1-30-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com WebsiteBackup.com is the best name on the list IMO at $1,500 currently. Textbot.com is another name I liked but it looks like it got renewed. DigitalGreenhouse.com is an aged domain that I like. Full List 53f.com 55025.net 6y4.com 92145.com acec.net AffordableRehab.com BeCo… Source:…



$161k in Sales on January 29th – G.gs sold for $10,099 – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: NameJet had six of the top ten sales yesterday. The top sale of the day was g.gs which sold for $10,099. NameBio recorded 222 sales for a total of $160,515 with an average sale price of $723. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 9% in the number of…



UN group supports community .gay bid

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: An organization representing staff members of the United Nations has come out in support of dotgay LLC’s struggling community application for the .gay gTLD. UN-GLOBE comprises UN employees who identify as “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and inter-sex”. Its primary goals are pushing for equal rights for these g… Source: Domaining     



DSAD.com: Domain Shane’s List of Domains at Auction for Saturday, January 30th

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: I know I said I had some news about some domain investments I had made but it is going to half to wait until next week until a few things are finalized. Not a big deal just some info on some things I’m doing. In 5L.com news, I had someone in the…



Domain Discoveries for January 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…



Auction Recap, 29th of January 2016

By Josh E DomainShane.com: The Daily recap of Shane’s Auction Picks, the 29th of January Auction Quick Recap Anyone else getting 6n or 7n inquiries? I’ve been getting them through email and on DomainNameSales.com. After looking at Travis’s report today it looks like they’re moving up, despite that holiday. That makes me think there̵… Source:…



Chef Patrick Back is Back in the Kitchen – This Time a REAL One as Tampa’s New Doughnut King!

DNJournal: This morning I popped into a new doughnut shop in Tampa, but this wasn’t just any doughnut shop – the Mini Doughnut Factory was unlike anything I’ve seen before – and it was created by none other than domain industry veteran Patrick Ruddell and his wife Zezura. Source: Domaining     



SnapNames Hosting Numeric Domain Auction

By Elliot Silver I just learned that SnapNames is hosting a numeric domain auction. SnapNames has internally dubbed the auction “Notable Numbers,” as it presently contains all 6 number .com (6N.com) domain names. There are no reserves on any of the names that are currently listed in auction. A few of the domain names have…



Domains Available – Related to these Keywords – Surnames Family Children Kids Childlike Con…

By DropGrabs – Webmaster DropGRABS.com: Domains Available – Related to these Keywords – Surnames Family Children Kids Childlike Controllers Papa Lockers Brakeables Pens Locks Brakes Rates Raters Rateables Codes Coders Codeables Codebook Codewrite and More… Come see the list… Source: Domaining     



Get More From Landing Pages: 6 Ways to Use Them More Effectively

By Neil Patel It’s the aim of most marketing and sales efforts: Conversion. All your work is designed to get visitors, leads, and even customers to take the next step. Getting them more involved with your brand and products is necessary to drive sales. There are obviously many ways of doing this. Blog posts, emails,…



Chinese domain sales : Cooking the books with ‘water injection’

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The Shanghai Stock Exchange closed the week with gains compared to yesterday; still, the losses since the beginning of the year amount to 22.65%. On top of all that, doubts about the legitimacy of China’s growth numbers bring down the estimated GDP growth to as low as 4.3%. A 6% growth would…



Top Topics: 6N .COMs Up 40% in 10 Days; 10 Steps to Sell Domains…

By James Iles NamePros.com: In the run up to Chinese New Year (February 8th), you may think that the Chinese domain market is slowing down. This is true for some domains, but the 6N .COM category shows no signs of slowing down at the moment. As NamePros.com members have noticed this week, the 6N .COM…



Sedo : 20 two letter .com domains currently for sale!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Two letter (LL) .com domains have a special place among all short domain categories. Because all single letter .com domains were not – officially – allocated, LL .com domains became the Golden Chalice of domain investing. And why wouldn’t they be? With only 676 available combinations of letters, two letter .com doma……



Apple’s Secret VR Team; Architizer Raises $7 Million; Businesses You Can Start From Your Dorm

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Uber Delivering Cars Full of Puppies; Snowden Leaks Show US And GCHQ Hacked Israeli Drones; This Startup That Fills Your Gas Tank on Demand Just Raised $9 Million; How The On-Demand Economy is Reshaping the 40 Hour Work Week; Chinese flight attendants use chopsticks for the ‘perfect smile’;…



NamePros Daily – How valuable are numerical palindromes really?

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: hottest tld in 2016 / VKM.com Sold for $27,000; 2230.com for $24,944/ Got an inquiry from a law firm specializing in TMs and UDRP claims – No live TMs for my domain / And more. Here… Source: Domaining     



Sedo’s Great Domains January 2016 Auction Results

By Elliot Silver Sedo’s Great Domains auction for January ended yesterday. There were 24 domain names that sold in the auction, and the auction grossed over $115,000. The two highest sales of the auction were three letter .com domain names (LLL.com). GWH.com sold for $57,306 USD and VKN.com sold for $24,900. The third highest sale…



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