Monthly archives: March, 2016

Two word .COM vs. One word .ANYTHING – which is better?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Here’s a question that I’m seeing come up more and more – should you go with your ideal one-word name and choose a non .COM, or should you enter the two-word market where there are tons of options and lower prices? Of course there’s no right or wrong here, but as usual,…



China Domain Strategies of the Largest Internet Companies

By Kassey Lee NamePros.com: Have you ever wondered what kind of domain names the world’s largest Internet companies use in China? Do they use .com, .cn, or even the latest Chinese IDN extension? To gauge the practical domain market, I studied the ten largest Internet companies in the world that are operating in China to…



Political Notes: Register your domain names — or a competitor will – Frederick News Post (subscri…

Reporter: Political Notes: Register your domain names — or a competitor will Frederick News Post (subscription) With a free registration, you can view 9 free premium articles every 30 days. Unlimited access to our digital services is reserved for members. You currently have 8 free premium articles remaining before you must register and 9 total……



Domain law : From Las Vegas to Dubai, with Daliah Saper

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Chicago social media attorney, Daliah Saper, was honored at this year’s Circle of Empowered Women (CEW) Educational Forum and Induction Luncheon, on March 26th. CEW is a Midwestern network, providing mutual support, leadership growth, and experience sharing among women. Daliah Saper will speak at the 2016 Gaming and Hospitality Confe… Source: Domaining…



End of March 2016 Update – gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open – The National Law Review

Reporter: TechRepublic End of March 2016 Update – gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open The National Law Review We will endeavor to provide information regarding new gTLD launches via this monthly newsletter, but please refer to the list on ICANN’s website for the most up-to-date information – as the list of approved/launched domains can change da……



Mexico Unleashes Gas Stations From Pemex – Wall Street Journal

Reporter: Wall Street Journal Mexico Unleashes Gas Stations From Pemex Wall Street Journal Starting Friday, Mexico will allow private companies to import gasoline for the first time since the late 1930s, which had since been the exclusive domain of Pemex. The market opening paves the way for the country’s existing 11,400 filling … Lockin… Source:…



ICANN bans sandwiches from Helsinki meeting

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: ICANN has announced that sandwiches have been banned from the forthcoming ICANN 56 public meeting in Helsinki. The move has been made in response to recent controversies over the availability of “inappropriate” foodstuffs during coffee and lunch breaks at the thrice-yearly policy meetings. “The board has listened, a… Source: Domaining     



Google blocked 780M Bad Advertising from its Google AdSense system – Arvada Daily News – Daily St…

Reporter: Google blocked 780M Bad Advertising from its Google AdSense system – Arvada Daily News Daily Star Gazette In one way it is, as the 49 percent increase in bad ads blocked outpaced Google’s overall advertising growth, indicating that the company has been blocking a greater number of bad ads as a percentage of the…



China’s MIIT Clarifies New Domain Name Regulations, Allays Concerns Over Government Interference …

CircleID.com: Livemint China’s MIIT Clarifies New Domain Name Regulations, Allays Concerns Over Government Interference CircleID A recent clarification to draft domain name regulations by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) indicates greater engagement and openness with the domain name market, not a contraction a… Source: Domaining     



Would you bother responding to this type of potential buyer? (NamePros Daily)

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: TM Names / KeywordTV.com or keyword.TV? – Which is better for SEM? / ROD.com Sold for $45,600; eMigration.com for $30,400 / And more. Here are the new NamePros.com threads that caught my eye: FreeHoroscope.co ||… Source: Domaining     



The Rise of Women Entrepreneurs Is Good Economic News For New York and Other Cities – Forbes

Forbes.com: The Rise of Women Entrepreneurs Is Good Economic News For New York and Other Cities Forbes Cities across the country that want to create more vibrant economies might consider what more they can do to support and fund women entrepreneurs. That’s the message of a new report that looked at the growth of women-owned…



MxPx : Washington punk rock group baffled by increased popularity in China

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: An American punk rock band from Washington state have seen their popularity rise in China, and are wondering why. MxPx formed in 1992 with the name Magnified Plaid; their initials, M.P. were hand-written in such a way, that the dots resembled little “x” letters and the name stuck. After almost 25 years,…



Igloo’s Brand Stories Page Tracks How Companies Are Using Top Tier Domains They Bought

DNJournal: Igloo.com has just given their website a nice refresh that includes an interesting new page devoted to Brand Stories. It features capsule reports on more than two dozen companies that have purchased high end domain names and details how they are now being used. Source: Domaining     



Help Cure Boredom! ~2,000 Domains for sale.

By Ali Zandi zandibot.com: Roughly 2,000 domains for sale. All fair offers will be considered. Source: Domaining     



Looks Like Chipotle Got BetterBurger.com

By Elliot Silver According to an article in USA Today yesterday, “Chipotle Mexican Grill said Wednesday it has applied for a trademark for “Better Burger” as part of a business diversification move to open a burger restaurant chain.” When I saw the news yesterday, I did a Whois search for BetterBurger.com, and the domain name…



ICANN’s generic top-level domain rules cause major headaches for online businesses – TechRepublic

Reporter: TechRepublic ICANN’s generic top-level domain rules cause major headaches for online businesses TechRepublic In August 2011, ICANN founding chairman Esther Dyson wrote an argument against the proliferation of new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs), a reversal in policy that allowed for the creation of numerous top-level domains fo… Source: Domaining     



Yellen On Interest Rates: Lower For Longer – Forbes

Forbes.com: Yellen On Interest Rates: Lower For Longer Forbes A step outside the Fed’s usual domain. In the wake of Yellen’s statements, markets cheered. The prospect of continued … All indices are unmanaged and investors cannot invest directly into an index. Commonwealth Financial Network®. Member FINRA, SIPC. and more Source: Domaining     



CHINESE SALES TRENDS FOR MARCH 31, 2016

By Travis M. DomainShane.com: I’m going outside in this nice weather to cut the hell out of some shrubs. It should be a good way to blow off some steam from the frustration of trying to track down a Java memory leak. Yard work is therapeutic, and I need some therapy. table, th, td {…



PlayBuzz.com Raises $15 Million; Domain Bought For $2,900 in 2013

By Michael Berkens The Domains: Playbuzz.com is in the news today after raising $15 million dollars. According to VentureBeat.com, the company said it “raised $15 million in funding from Saban Ventures and Disney for its business of providing sponsored content. Playbuzz helps publishers and content creators distribute their content in ways that boost engageme… Source:…



.Club All Time Top 10 Domain Name Sales

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: .Club has sold 346 domains for a total of $1,477,084. According to Sold.Domains .club is the New gTLD extension with the most domain name sales. Many domains have not been reported from the .club registry either because of an NDA or the domains were part of a bulk deal. There are…



Rightside Domains Across the Globe

By Myke Okuhara Rightside: We love seeing use cases of new TLDs popping up all across the world. When it comes to our own portfolio of TLDs, we know that domains from Germany, to Brazil, to Japan, to Bangladesh are showing up… The post Rightside Domains Across the Globe appeared first on Rightside Blog. Source:…



China intranet update : No blockade planned for foreign domain names

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Clarifying on recent coverage about fears of a “Chinese intranet,” China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology stated the following: “The draft rule asks websites that engage in network access within the borders of China to register their domain names in the country. Companies accessing network out… Source: Domaining     



UPDATE: Domainking.ng Moved To A New Registrar After Rick Schwartz Announced UDRP

By Michael Berkens The Domains: The domain name domainking.ng changed registrars yesterday, apparently as a result of our post announcing that Rick Schwartz filed an administrative proceeding similar to a UDRP with the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) which manages the Top Level Domain (.ng ccTLD) based on his “domain King” trademark. Th… Source: Domaining…



Misleading Domain Names At Center of $95 Million Investor Defraud

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: How famous tech companies got their names; How to Think and Act Like a Creative Genius; There was great confusion when the United States fell. Many celebrated as the lights flickered and then blinked out.(where where you?); What is the difference between branding + inbound marketing? TO GET…



Domain crime : 4504.com is currently a stolen domain name

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The owner of 4504.com contacted us about his current plight; the domain has been stolen from his eNom account. Rasesh Tanna, an Indian entrepreneur, operates Indentors.in, a Mumbai company. Regarding the domain theft of 4504.com, Mr. Tanna stated: “I’m the owner of 4504.com , this domain was in my possession for the…



Non-COM Search Engine Launches At Newgle.xyz

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Newgle just launched and is touted as “The non-COM search engine.”. Newgle allows you to search the web with only the New gTLDs in the results. The creators claim they built Newgle to show how websites on legacy TLDs (.COM, .NET, and .ORG) and ccTLDs are so “1990s and early 2000s”….



“FacePay” and.. What the Second-Screen Trend Means for Your Marketing Efforts

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: “Search disruption is coming!” Increase the mileage from your existing content; Widespread coral bleaching devastates the once-pristine Great Barrier Reef; Fusion energy breakthrough imminent. Scientists create hydrogen plasma and.. Turning Facebook Messenger into an “Everything App” that will replace many others found on your smartp… Source: Domaining     



Owner of HighbrowMagazine.com demands Highbrow.com domain name

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company that owns Highbrow.com paid about $20,000 for the domain name. The owner of an online publication at HighbrowMagazine.com has threatened the owners of Highbrow.com, demanding that they turn the domain name over to her. Highbrow.com’s owner has filed a lawsuit in federal district court seeking declaratory judgment that…



Chinese domain market sales : Get ready for a hot summer!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: China‘s economy is about to roam into Q2/2016 and memories of last year’s stock market crash come to mind. This summer is expected to be extremely hot in China, both literally and for the economy. Standard & Poors changed its outlook for China’s credit rating to negative, due to a slower than…



Looks Like Chipotle Got BetterBurger.com

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: According to an article in USA Today yesterday, “Chipotle Mexican Grill said Wednesday it has applied for a trademark for “Better Burger” as part of a business diversification move to open a burger restaurant chain.” When I saw the news yesterday, I did a Whois search for BetterBurger.com, and the domain…



Beware of Blackhat SEO

By Eric Borgos ImpulseCorp.com: I come to you today with a warning: Beware of SEO companies. Not all SEO companies are bad, but many employ tactics that are considered “black hat,” where they promote your site by doing things that violate the rules of the internet. The problem with black hat is that it can…



End user domain name sales including a 5 letter .com for $65,000

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Buyer of 5-letter .com domain name is an end user that bought its acronym. Sedo had a fairly slow sales week last week with only 429 transactions totalling $1 million. But one domain name sale is sure to turn heads — TMHCC.com for $65,000. Also, one of the previous…



Vintage Domains Available

By DropGrabs – Webmaster DropGRABS.com: Vintage Domains Available 125+ Items .COM .NET .ORG .info .biz .us .tv .mobi .CO.UK Vintage Items Vintage Fabric Patterns Vintage Quilts and MORE Reg Fee Opps… . Source: Domaining     



Over 20 companies fighting for .org contract

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: More than 20 companies want to take over the back-end registry for the .org gTLD, according to Public Interest Registry. PIR put the contract, currently held by Afilias, up for bidding with a formal Request For Information in February. It’s believed to be worth north of $33 million to Afilias per…



IBM’s Watson Is Beginning To Pay Off – Benzinga

Reporter: Benzinga IBM’s Watson Is Beginning To Pay Off Benzinga The company has already announced having entered into several hospital partnerships in the United States, and believes that there could be significant opportunity in the emerging markets, where there is a shortage of domain experts, while the growing … Source: Domaining     



91.top leads auction results at 220,000 Yuan ($33,846)

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Dot Top posted results from an auction held in Nanjing on March 26, 2016. 91.top led all results at 220,000 Yuan, PP.Top was second at 210,000 Yuan. Full list: The post 91.top leads auction results at 220,000 Yuan ($33,846) appeared first on TheDomains.com. Source: Domaining     



Over 53% Of New gTLD Are Registered In China: Just Over 10% By Those In US

By Michael Berkens The Domains: Over 53% of all new gTLD’s are registered to domain holders in China. Only 10.8% of all new gTLD’s are registered to Domain holders in the United States. According to stats newly complied by ntldstats.com, who has now broken down new gTLD registrants by the country where the domain name…



$262k in Sales on March 30th – MicroCube.com sold for $40,000 – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was microcube.com which sold for $40,000 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 336 sales for a total of $262,004 with an average sale price of $780. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 18% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount decreased…



DDSAD.com: Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday, March 31st

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: Oops. Forgot to schedule this post so a little late. You probably noticed I’ve pretty much stayed out of the blog wars and the comment sections lately. One , I’m just too busy to get involved. Two, the people that keep calling me out are the same people over and over and…



A New Cloud Security Unicorn Will Rise From The Cybersecurity Ashes – Forbes

Forbes.com: Forbes A New Cloud Security Unicorn Will Rise From The Cybersecurity Ashes Forbes Entrepreneurs and their investors assumed the chief information security officers (CISO) would clamor for new budget to embrace all of the latest security technology in a bout of paranoia. From our vantage point as an enterprise IT investor in New York…



Go Daddy Auction Picks 3-31-16

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Go Daddy Auction Picks 3-31-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Some decent two word .coms today. IntelligenceExpert.com is a public auction with no bids currently. An edn user should pick this up, someone who specializes in research or a private eye. GreenBlend.com has no bids and is worth a spec IMO, there are…



Domain Discoveries for March 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…



National press splits over what should be done about steel crisis – The Guardian

Reporter: The Guardian National press splits over what should be done about steel crisis The Guardian The Times put its faith in “private equity or venture capital taking up the mantle” and called for the government of “encourage and facilitate… radical restructuring by an ambitious investor.” The Daily Mail contended that the plight of Brit……



The cybersquatting’ countdown has begun: the Moncler case – Lexology (registration)

Reporter: The cybersquatting’ countdown has begun: the Moncler case Lexology (registration) The expressions “cybersquatting”, as well as “domain grabbing” and “domain squatting”, indicate the illegal activities of those who appropriate domain names corresponding to another’s trademark or to names of famous people in order to achieve a … Source: Domaining     



AUCTION RECAP, 29th and 30th of March 2016

By Josh E DomainShane.com: The Daily recap of Shane’s Auction Picks, the 29th and 30th of March 2016 Auction Quick Recap I had a chance to play around with the new uniregistry market today and I can say without hesitation that it’s frickin awesome. I’m sure there are little things that can be tweaked and…



Remark Media’s (MARK) CEO Kai-Shing Tao on Q4 2015 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking A…

Reporter: Remark Media’s (MARK) CEO Kai-Shing Tao on Q4 2015 Results – Earnings Call Transcript Seeking Alpha We evolved from a digital media content company, managing a portfolio of domain to a digital media technology company with a powerful proprietary technology platform. During this transition, we’ve been leveraging our expert kno… Source: Domaining     



ICANN Ombudsman Says Sexual Harassment Claims ‘Not Serious By Any Standard’ – The Wire

Reporter: The Wire ICANN Ombudsman Says Sexual Harassment Claims ‘Not Serious By Any Standard’ The Wire New Delhi: ICANN ombudsman Chris LaHette, on Wednesday, released the results of his office’s investigation into an allegation of sexual harassment posed by a Bangalore-based female researcher earlier this month. The verdict: Whil… Source: Domaining     



.Coms and Non .Coms Evenly Split This Week’s Top 20 Sales With 10 Entries Each

DNJournal: It is a rare occasion when .coms don’t dominate our weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. The past week was one of those with non .com domain claiming just as many chart entries as .com domains with the two sides ending up in a 10-10 deadlock. Source: Domaining     



Domainer Comics : ICANN and the “Cheese Sandwich” incident

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Launching a new, fun column today, called “Domainer Comics.” 😀 By utilizing a humorous angle to current events, we’ll attempt to bring a smile to your face with “funnies” that are drawn old school: by hand. Hopefully the series will maintain its momentum, but for now we’re promising at least two p……



NameJet Announces Price Change on Pending Delete Names

By Elliot Silver I want to relay some NameJet news that I just received. The company is increasing the minimum bid price for pending delete domain names from $39 to $69. This change reverts back to where pricing was before the October price drop, which I previously wrote about. At the time of that announcement,…



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