Monthly archives: February, 2016

Matomy Media Group Limited (DI) (LON:MTMY) Analyst Target Changes – Share Trading News

Reporter: Matomy Media Group Limited (DI) (LON:MTMY) Analyst Target Changes Share Trading News Its marketing solutions include a display ad network; mobile, social and video advertising; e-mail marketing; search marketing and search engine optimization; incentivized advertising platform and domain monetization. It manages its customers’ di… Source: Domaining     



GoDaddy “Valuations” Are Laughable

By Elliot Silver I just saw a tweet from the GoDaddy Auctions account promoting the upcoming auction for the three letter WOA.com domain name: Whoa, another 3 Letter .COM just hit the Expired Domain Auction today. Check out WOA․com. https://t.co/ooKQzg4Mmv — GoDaddy Auctions (@godaddyauctions) February 29, 2016 I retweeted the link and visited the auction…



My two cents on this whole .WS discussion

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: So I’ve had more emails from readers asking me to chime in about the .WS debate than I had about some of Chef Patrick’s adventures so I know this is a hot topic in the domain industry. Since this is MorganLinton.com, and I am Morgan Linton it only makes sense for me…



GoDaddy to launch .cn domain names – Marketing Interactive

Reporter: Marketing Interactive GoDaddy to launch .cn domain names Marketing Interactive Eyeing the Chinese booming domain market, the internet domain registrar GoDaddy has offered .cn for its customers and has expanded its services to 11 Asian markets. GoDaddy has brought the total number of domain name extensions it offers to 421 by …… Source: Domaining…



Amazing World and Related Keyword Rich Domains Available

By DropGrabs – Webmaster DropGRABS.com: CannedPork.com Domain FOR SALE Contact Me sales@DomainBELL.com . Now On to the List of Treats — Available — Grab for Reg Fee 45+ Items Available t Includes Keywords with Development Potential Available in various extensions – COM SEE what I put together for you… Source: Domaining     



After Other Fox Hosts Dismiss Trump KKK Flap, Megyn Grills Huckabee for Defending Him – Mediaite

Reporter: Mediaite After Other Fox Hosts Dismiss Trump KKK Flap, Megyn Grills Huckabee for Defending Him Mediaite … the DonaldJDrumpf.com domain name. Visit that site and you can buy a “Make Donald Drumpf Again” hat (sold at cost, which Oliver predicts will piss Trump off more than anything) and even download a Google Chrome extension…



Can Emerging Nations Create Their Own Silicon Valleys? – TechCrunch

Techcrunch: TechCrunch Can Emerging Nations Create Their Own Silicon Valleys? TechCrunch Silicon Valley has dominated the fields of technology and tech investment for the past two decades, operating virtually unchallenged during the zenith of its power. But the investment landscape is changing, bringing shifts in a number of factors that … and… Source: Domaining     



Freddy Schwick Launches KeywordDomains

Michael Gilmour: Freddy Schwick, the CEO of Luxembourg based Domain Invest, just showed me his new website keyworddomains.com. It’s an impressive, simple to use marketplace that allows domain names to be bought and sold without any commissions. Freddy has been involved in the domain industry for over a decade and I have the privilege of…



China Blog Series: 你的梦想是什么?

By Team XYZ Gen.XYZ: To celebrate the Chinese New Year for one of our most important markets, we have started a new blog series to honor our loyal supporters in China. Scroll down to read the full post in English. 最近我们在微博看到很多消息问“你的梦想是什么?”这礼拜我们想跟你谈XYZ的梦想而告诉你别人是怎么用名为.xyz实现他们 的梦想。 我们的梦想是培育全球代XYZ社区,其中,个人和企业在世界各地可以连接-不管年龄,地方,兴趣,-用他们的.xyz网站。 上个礼拜,我们展示了几… Source: Domaining     



The Monday Media Wrap Up

By DomainTools Articles from February 20-26 Take one last breath before RSA 2016 kicks off and catch up on what you missed last week in information security: Cybercrime And Hacking Atlas Dark Reading | Ericka Chickowski | Feb. 20, 2016 When we picture hackers at work, it’s easy to get caught up imagining young men…



BFYB #12: GoDaddy Closeout’s & Buy it Now’s

By Zandibot zandibot.com: Happy Bang For Your Buck Monday! I took the entire weekend off this time, and it was legendary. Back now in full swing with yet another .co BFYB! For me, they are the perfect second option domain name for a company who can’t quite afford the .com, or may want to use…



Will Macy’s Be Able To Stave Off Activist Investor Starboard Value? – Forbes

Forbes.com: Forbes Will Macy’s Be Able To Stave Off Activist Investor Starboard Value? Forbes Once the reigning king of the department-store domain, Macy’s (M) has become less majestic in the retailing industry these days, in part because of a growing perception that Internet master merchandiser Amazon.com (AMZN) now deserves more urgent… Source: Domaining     



How I Am Selling Domain Names These Days

By Elliot Silver In the comment section on DSAD, someone asked me how I am selling my domain names these days, and I thought I would share. I don’t think much has changed over the last couple of years, although I think I have been doing far less outbound marketing of my domain names than…



Modern Online Marketing Education: 18 Courses and Resources

By Neil Patel There are many paths to becoming a great marketer. Even more so, there are tons of different roles that marketers excel in. There’s a great degree of flexibility. Take your education as an example. Did you go to school to get a marketing or business degree? There’s a good chance you didn’t,…



AUCTION RECAP, 28th and 29th OF FEBRUARY 2016

By Josh E DomainShane.com: The Daily recap of Shane’s Auction Picks, the 28th and 29th of February Auction Quick Recap Brand new Domain Sherpa Review out today. I don’t have any numeric .mobi’s lol. I was able to register a bunch or 6n.com’s before anyone “Hyped” them, just by watching what was happening. I saw…



The Story of My First Five Figure Sale From a $69 Purchase

By James Iles NamePros.com: I wanted to share with you the story of my first five figure domain name sale, which came from a $69 purchase. This story isn’t intended to be boastful in any way. I hope it will show that sometimes luck, along with taking a risk, can lead to a good return….



New gTLD Development: Capri.Global, WildGoose.Property, HomeRepairs.Help

By Aaron DomainShane.com: Below is another look at a few developed sites on the new gTLDs. A real estate theme this week, with sites ranging from realtors, to deep pocketed investors, to a home repair shop. Screenshots are linked to the sites if you’d like to check them out for yourself. WildGoose.Property The domain is…



Putting end users with low counteroffers on hold (NamePros Daily)

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: Need expert CSS3 help / End user response / Chloride.com Sold for $8,754; MYND.com for $3,450 / And more. Here are the new NamePros.com threads that caught my eye: Domains with traffic and some revenue!… Source: Domaining     



WIPO shocker : Halifax.com geo-domain ordered to be transferred to the Complainant!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A few months ago we covered the pending UDRP filed against the owners of the domain, Halifax.com. The Bank of Scotland Plc. filed the UDRP in December, and the decision was reached today. According to the latest update as published on the WIPO web site, the domain Halifax.com along with HalifaxCarFinance.com and…



City Brand Media Launches Three D.C. Area Dot-Coms

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: New “CITY(.)com” Media Network Tips Commerce Surge in Fairfax County February 29, 2016 09:02 AM Eastern Standard Time OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–City Brand Media, the nation’s largest CITY(dot)com media and publishing company, finalized a deal today to develop websites for three … Continue rea… Source: Domaining     



Bugatti Chiron : Get the .com first, brand the bloody car later!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: It has happened again, and a major automotive manufacturer, Bugatti, has failed its marketing and branding plan. Announcing the availability of the Bugatti Chiron, the ultra-luxury exotic sports car has a price tag of $2.6 million dollars. And yet, they failed to pre-register the matching .com domain, BugattiChiron.com. How did that ……



Data Exchange Acquires TPV.com Domain To Expand Third Party Verification

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: TPV.com provides 3rd Party Verification services for Energy & Utilities, Loan Closings, Property Leases and Employee Agreements TULSA, OKLAHOMA (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 29, 2016 Data Exchange Inc. the industry-leading provider of independent Third Party Verification (TPV) services has acquired the domain … → Source: Domaining     



Sales of New .PET Domain in Top 10% of New TLDs!

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Pet Enthusiasts Adopting .PET Domain February 29, 2016 03:09 PM Eastern Standard Time DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Afilias, a leading domain registry operator, today announced strong first day sales results for the new “dot PET” (.PET) top level domain which launched on Feb … → Source: Domaining     



Market Recap 2/29/16 Tucows up 1% – Verisign off 1.6%

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Market Recap 2/29/16 Quiet day for the most part, Go Daddy (GDDY) and Tucows (TCX) extended their gains from last week. Verisign (VRSN) was down $1.39 or 1.62% on the day. Alphabet Inc GOOGL 717.22 -7.64 (-1.05%) Godaddy Inc GDDY 31.35 +0.13 (0.42%) Rightside Group Ltd NAME 8.54 +0.06 (0.71%)…



Here’s Why I KNOW I Am Going To Make Money on .WS ……Sorry Elliot

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: I feel comfortable with my investment but I like to be sure so I called in a favor. Source: Domaining     



GoDaddy “Valuations” Are Laughable

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I just saw a tweet from the GoDaddy Auctions account promoting the upcoming auction for the three letter WOA.com domain name: Whoa, another 3 Letter .COM just hit the Expired Domain Auction today. Check out WOA․com. https://t.co/ooKQzg4Mmv — GoDaddy Auctions (@godaddyauctions) February 29, 2016 I retweeted the link and visited the…



GoDaddy Continues Global Expansion With Launch In 11 Markets Across Asia

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Small and Medium Enterprises Account for 97% of Businesses in Asia, Where Company Will Offer Localized Products and Support HONG KONG, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today launched … → Source: Domaining     



Domain Concierge : Escrow.com takes over the domain, so is it worth it?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: When buying or selling domain names, the function and legacy of Escrow.com as a safe and secure transaction facilitator is indisputable. Thousands of domain sales have been handled over the years by Escrow.com, which not only went through a complete redesign, but introduced a new service recently. In a recent interview with…



GoDaddy Launches .CN For Customers Worldwide

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Small Businesses Can Create a Better Experience for Chinese Customers HONG KONG, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY), the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, has brought the total number of domain name extensions it offers … → Source: Domaining     



Sales of New .PET Domain in Top 10% of New TLDs! – Business Wire (press release)

Reporter: Sales of New .PET Domain in Top 10% of New TLDs! Business Wire (press release) DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Afilias, a leading domain registry operator, today announced strong first day sales results for the new “dot PET” (.PET) top level domain which launched on Feb 23, 2016. According to data verified with ntldstats.com, .PET … and m……



DomainHoldings Reports Year End Surge – Q4 Sales Jump 40% from 3Q – Avg Sales Doubles

DNJournal: DomainHoldings has announced their final results for 2015. The best news is that they closed the year with a bang, seeing 4th quarter sales surge 40% from 3Q-2015 The company’s average sales price also soared quarter over quarter – nearly doubling. Source: Domaining     



Jet.com Acquires Hayneedle, Large Generic Domain Owner

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: It was announced today that Jet.com has acquired Hayneedle for an undisclosed amount. This transaction was of interest to me, has Hayneedle started out as Hammocks.com and is also a large owner of generic domain names. Based on whois records, Hayneedle, Inc. owns over 9,000+ domain names and it is unclear…



Undeveloped takes a fresh approach to selling domain names

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Domain name marketplace is trying to improve the process of buying and selling domain names. If you aren’t happy with current domain name marketplaces, the simplest thing to do would be just to complain. On the other end of the spectrum, you could build your own competing domain name…



Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 28

By Andrei Domaining Tips: I’ve been focusing on short domains exclusively for a looooooong time, so it’s time for a little breather and a more diversified list today: AEUK.com, Fanboys.com, Instability.com, AffiliateMarketers.com, MegaSites.com, Fearmongering.com, Articles.biz, Auctionpus.com, Blogging.Services, VPS.cheap and Safest.Email + Safest… Source: Domaining     



3 Characters Available Today in Various Extensions COME SEE

By DropGrabs – Webmaster DropGRABS.com: FindYourBirthParents.com Domain FOR SALE Contact Me sales@DomainBELL.com . Now On to the List of Treats — Available — Grab for Reg Fee 135+ Items Available Today’s List Includes 3 Characters Available Today in Various Extensions Exclusive Research Come SEE … Source: Domaining     



John Oliver: “Let’s Make Trump ‘Donald Drumpf’ Again” – GOOD Magazine

Reporter: GOOD Magazine John Oliver: “Let’s Make Trump ‘Donald Drumpf’ Again” GOOD Magazine … paperwork to trademark the name “Drumpf” and purchased the domain DonaldJDrumpf.com, which offers “Make Donald Drumpf Again” hats. Visitors can also download a Google Chrome extension that will replace the word “Trump” with “Drumpf” when… Source: Domaining     



98 Percent of Trademarks in the U.S. Are Never Registered; Stealing Top Employees

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: JOHN MCAFEE: The NSA’s back door has given every US secret to our enemies; How This Exec Rebranded The Toronto Raptors By Embracing Authenticity; Don’t click ‘like’ on Facebook again until you read this; 3 little-known airline rules that could save your butt at the airport; Why We’re…



WOW: Uniregistry Goes To EAP Pricing Up to $28,500 For .MOM

By Michael Berkens The Domains: Uniregistry is launching the new gTLD .Mom and is taking a whole new path. Aside from the .car. .cars and .auto new gTLD’s which is a joint venture between Uniregistry and XYZ, Uniregistry had avoided launching its new gTLD’s with an Early Access Program (EAP), but with .Mom Uniregistry is…



Moving Forward Towards NetMundial 5+: Focus on Principles and Roadmap – CircleID

CircleID.com: Moving Forward Towards NetMundial 5+: Focus on Principles and Roadmap CircleID The mandate of the members of the Inaugural Coordination Council expires June 30, 2016, as does the support of the founding organizations (the Brazilian ccTLD Registry cgi.br, the World Economic Forum and ICANN). The Madrid meeting was directed to … Source: Domaining     



CHINESE SALES TRENDS FOR FEBRUARY 29, 2016

By Travis M. DomainShane.com: Not much to write home about today. Activity across most categories is quite low or non-existent. Is leap day an unlucky day or something? Source: Domaining     



Flippa : On a good course removing trademark violations

By Acro Acro: Flippa is a domain marketplace that attracts a variety of domain sellers; its global reach is quite profound. While most US-based domain sellers are aware of and comprehend the purpose of trademarks, those in many other countries often do not. Trademark infringing domains are definitely being listed on Flippa, because there is…



The Monday Media Wrap Up

By DomainTools Whois.Domaintools.com: Articles from February 20-26 Take one last breath before RSA 2016 kicks off and catch up on what you missed last week in information security: Cybercrime And Hacking Atlas Dark Reading | Ericka Chickowski | Feb. 20, 2016 When we picture hackers at work, it’s easy to get caught up imagining young…



What are the presidential candidates saying about poverty and opportunity? – Brookings Institution

Reporter: Brookings Institution What are the presidential candidates saying about poverty and opportunity? Brookings Institution While their specific proposals will not concern us here, it is useful to classify the poverty and opportunity proposals offered by the presidential candidates in the same domains (i.e., family, work and wages, and ed… Source: Domaining     



How I Am Selling Domain Names These Days

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: In the comment section on DSAD, someone asked me how I am selling my domain names these days, and I thought I would share. I don’t think much has changed over the last couple of years, although I think I have been doing far less outbound marketing of my domain names…



A Unicorn Is the Last Thing This Web 2.0 Survivor Wants – WIRED

Wired.com: WIRED A Unicorn Is the Last Thing This Web 2.0 Survivor Wants WIRED Andreessen, who remained chairman through the sale, rarely talks about Ning; in a recent extensive New Yorker profile of the famed investor, the startup wasn’t even mentioned. After Ning, Bianchini was forced to do some soul-searching. As a 1994 … and…



Chinese domain sales : There goes another day in this Monkey Year business

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Alas, despite our hopeful projections of yesterday’s Chinese domain sales report, the Shanghai composite didn’t break resistance. In fact, the index dropped 2.65%, and it “boasts” a substantial loss of 24.05% in 2016 so far. Last day of February today, and the Year of the Monkey is proving to be not just…



Why Businesses Should Consider New Domain Names; NBC Will Replace Ads With Sponsored Content

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: 5 Ways to Leverage Local Marketing to Build Your Brand; Why Every Startup Team Needs an Extrovert; How Supporting Your Competitors Can Boost Your Brand; Where millennials pay the highest taxes; Ask Your Doctor if This Ad Is Right for You and.. Should Branding Begin With the Product…



New Minds + Machines CEO Toby Hall – DNW Podcast #73

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: This service lets you get a handle on your domain name investing business. Last week Minds + Machines announced that it appointed Toby Hall as its new CEO, taking over for Antony Van Couvering. I invited Hall on the show today to discuss his background and what we should…



Jeff Gabriel’s Journey From Small Town Boy to World Record Breaking Domain Broker

DNJournal: A new Cover Story is out at DNJournal.com. It details the twists and turns small town Massachusetts boy Jeff Gabriel went through before finding his way into the domain business where he became a world record breaking domain broker, Source: Domaining     



81 newly funded startups and their domain names: Orami.com, Mintos.com, OfficeRock.com

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: Funding activity slowed down a bit last week but nonetheless we still saw 81 companies raise $375,888,500 in funding. More than 72% of these companies is using a .Com domain for their website with the ccTLDs coming in second again with 13.5%. The percentage of startups that is using a .ws…



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