Monthly archives: April, 2016

Energy Security Partners CEO Says Fuel Plant Not ‘Risky’ – The News Tribune

Reporter: Energy Security Partners CEO Says Fuel Plant Not ‘Risky’ The News Tribune Williams said ESP hopes to finance the project with up to 70 percent debt financing, with the other 30 percent coming from equity investors. “For round numbers, let’s just use $3 … “We feel strong because we have done due diligence, we…



AUCTION RECAP, the 29th and 30th of April 2016

By Josh E DomainShane.com: The Daily Recap of Shane’s Auction Picks, the 29th and 30th of April 2016 Auction Quick Recap Heading into work after I post this. A lot of times I drive down in the middle of the night and go to sleep, that way if there’s any issues like car trouble, traffic…



Energy Security Partners CEO Says Fuel Plant Not ‘Risky’ – Kansas City Star

Reporter: Energy Security Partners CEO Says Fuel Plant Not ‘Risky’ Kansas City Star “We feel strong because we have done due diligence, we know that the technology is viable and that the intellectual property for the process is almost entirely in the public domain. We’re producing a commodity product — diesel and naphtha … W……



Briefs: Howell woman joins First Financial – Asbury Park Press

Reporter: Asbury Park Press Briefs: Howell woman joins First Financial Asbury Park Press … for Humanity of Monmouth County; Major Business – PRC Group; Small Business – Glen Eagle Advisors LLC; Community Service – Hope For Children Foundation; Chamber Volunteers of the Year – Edie Legg and Shari Scaramuzzo, Investors Bank; Young … Source: Domaining…



Help! I’m locked out of WordPress admin!

By Tia Wood TiaWood.com: Oh, it’s quite simple. If you are a friend, you type the One True Key, and the doors will open. ~Nerdalf It happened. It’s been awhile since the website was last updated. Perhaps it’s the wrong password and username combination. Perhaps it’s a white screen of death. Whatever the reason, the…



533.com sells for 2.72 million Yuan ($419,968)

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: On April 26, we wrote about 677.com selling for 3.75 million Yuan. Well we have another ABB numeric sale with 533.com selling for 2.72 million Yuan or $419,968. The domain was registered in 1998 and dropped two times previously. This sale has something in common with the 677.com sale in…



Two of the Ten single digit .tv look to be on the move

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Back in February I wrote about an ex Mike Berkens name 2.tv being sold by Go Daddy to Sheng Wang. The sale was reported on Ename.cn and it was said to be in the high six figure yuan range. It looks like 4.tv which Mike Berkens purchased for $5,555 in April…



Chinese domain sales report : LL .com goes to China – Elequa sells ‘XYZ’ domain!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The Chinese domain market is entertaining, for sure. Those who cached in their chips and made a healthy profit, we salute you. Last year was awesome, and despite early predictions, 2016 has been rather dull so far. Do not underestimate, however, the real domain power horse: LL .com domains. Two letter domains…



Here’s why domainer Tim Schoon chooses eBay to auction off 150 LLLL.com

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: After reaching an all-time high in late 2015, prices for short domains such as four letter .com domains have been taking a bit of a hit lately. There’s been a lot of chatter and speculation on the forums about where the market for these type of names is heading to in…



Top Topics: Is Domaining Worth It?; How Do You Flip Domains?…

By James Iles NamePros.com: Welcome to this week’s top topics, where there is a distinct time vs. money theme. A few discussions have arisen this week regarding the time spent on domain name investing and whether that time is worth the money you receive in turn from sales. It’s an interesting point to consider, especially…



Bang For Your Buck #11: GoDaddy Closeouts, Auctions, and Buy It Now’s

By Zandibot zandibot.com: Have a domain name at auction? Click here to sponsor your domain. Lead the visitors of Zandibot straight to your auction! Your sponsored domain will show up on every page of the Zandibot.com website in the sticky left sidebar! It’s easy, automated, and you’ll even get a link to a custom dashboard…



Where will the bidding close for 27.com

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: In one week one of the best names we have seen at auction this year will close at NameJet. 27.com, which surpisingly was registered rather late, 1998 according to Domain Tools. 37.com sold for $2.1 million, the buyer was 37Games out of China. You can read the interview James Illes…



Short and Exact Match are the Keys

By Kassey Lee TLDInvestors.com: An Hui Hua Mi Xin Xi Ke Ji You Xian Gong Si (安徽华米信息科技有限公司) was formed in 2013 between Xiaomi and an electronic company. Like many Internet startups in China, the company banked on new technologies and quickly made its presence felt in the wearable market. It powers Xiaomi’s popular M Bands…



Update on Top 10 Sales from a Year Ago: QUA.com, XHF.com, RandPaul.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. QUA.com sold for $459,000 This was picked up by Chinese company Qunar, which is publicly traded and has a market cap over $5 billion. They’re working on a travel portal, “Qua.com is…



DDD.com Sold by NameFind

By Elliot Silver The DDD.com domain name has been sold by NameFind, a subsidiary of GoDaddy. The domain name was recently acquired by the company in a large portfolio deal, according to Paul Nicks, Vice President of the Aftermarket at GoDaddy. Unfortunately, Paul could not comment on the sale price or any other details per…



CHINESE SALES TRENDS FOR APRIL 30, 2016

By Travis M. DomainShane.com: It is easy to think that 7N.com is dead, but there was a feeding frenzy at Godaddy a couple of days ago. Something like 200 7N.coms that ended in 888 expired. Every one of them was taken regardless of 4’s and 0’s. Most of the names without 4’s and 0’s sold…



In an Age of Privilege, Not Everyone Is in the Same Boat; CEOs Borrowing To Pay Themselves

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Yes it’s true corporate sponsored dick snaps- Rick Schwartz prediction comes true! SWIFT warns customers of multiple cyber fraud cases; The Internet has caught on to politicians and the domain ignorant; Danger in the cockpit: FAA records show pilots fly drunk, engage in criminal activity; Why Facebook could…



Conversation with a New Namer #2 – Market data and backordering domains at NameJet

By Alan Dodd LinkOrchard.com: In this series, we share a conversation we had with a new “namer” on NamePros, who wanted advice on entering the “domain game”. To see the full list of blogs in this series, please click here. The new investor’s name is Muhammad Owais, and his NamePros profile is here. He’s kindly…



Domains appearing to be banned by google

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: LLLL .com Pronounceable Wanted / Same Word Twice In A Domain? / HHL.net Sold for $3,222; HeartAndSolar.com for $2,700 / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name news that caught my… Source: Domaining     



Have You Tipped The TSA Lately? Glasgow.com Is For Sale

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Bezos just made $6 billion in 20 minutes; Radio test carries more weight: Samsung Unveils Otto, Their Answer To Amazon’s Echo; Peter Thiel and Mitt Romney invested $100 million in a company that wants to be the Apple of smart homes; Google CEO Pichai Sees the End of…



JUX .com : Formerly stolen domain has been reclaimed

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The formerly stolen domain, JUX.com, has been returned to its legitimate owner, entrepreneur Mr. Chris Mismash. JUX.com was moved away from GoDaddy in February, without its owner’s authorization. Such domain theft incidents can take several weeks to resolve, and in this case the cybercriminal was a Chinese national, who moved i… Source:…



Got Chips? BQDN.com has a $600,000 dollar budget for your LLLL .com domains

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: There’s a lot of controversy surrounding domain Chips and while fortunes have been made, fortunes have or will be lost riding the wave. Chinese domain investors are always hungry for more, however, so the market is still open to investments. Experienced domain brokers, such as James Booth of BQDN.com aren’t worried, and…



gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open: April 2016 – The National Law Review

Reporter: gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open: April 2016 The National Law Review As first reported in our December 2013 newsletter, the first new generic top-level domains (gTLDs, the group of letters after the “dot” in a domain name) have launched their “Sunrise” registration periods. Please contact us or see our December 2013 … Source: Domaining…



DDD.com Sold by NameFind

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: The DDD.com domain name has been sold by NameFind, a subsidiary of GoDaddy. The domain name was recently acquired by the company in a large portfolio deal, according to Paul Nicks, Vice President of the Aftermarket at GoDaddy. Unfortunately, Paul could not comment on the sale price or any other details…



Go Daddy Auction Picks 4-30-16

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Go Daddy Auction Picks 4-30-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com YouDigital.com is one of the two word .coms I like today. Currently around $375. Should go higher towards the auction close. If you are interested in .biz there are a lot of one word .biz on the list. Klir.com is an expired auction…



$140k in Sales on April 29th – PrescriptionOnly.com sold for $10,000 – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was prescriptiononly.com which sold for $10,000 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 213 sales for a total of $139,922 with an average sale price of $657. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 45% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount decreased…



VivaCell-MTS reduces prices for domain name registration services – PanARMENIAN.Net

Reporter: VivaCell-MTS reduces prices for domain name registration services PanARMENIAN.Net Within the special offer in effect till May 10, 2016, domain names can be registered by resident consumers for AMD 8000 for 1 year instead of AMD 12000. For non-resident users the registration will cost AMD 12000 instead of AMD 20000. To register a ……



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

By Josh E DomainShane.com: The JV daily List I’ve done it, I have hijacked the daily list. These are names that I think have some kind of value. I usually pick names that I instantly imagine as a business or a brand, but my imagination runs wild so make your own evaluation. I’ll also pick…



Domain Discoveries for April 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…



Investors who illegally purchased Sydney penthouse for $8.1m set to make profit – Daily Mail

Reporter: Daily Mail Investors who illegally purchased Sydney penthouse for $8.1m set to make profit Daily Mail … on foreign investors illegally buying properties. Upon selling the property the owners are allowed to keep any capital gain and are provided with 12 months to sell the property as part of the amnesty offered for those…



Brandable domain name sales week 18: Teso.com, Lumis, HigherMind.com

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: It was another stellar week for brandable domain name sales with five names fetching five-digits sales prices. The top sale was MyCite.com which sold for a cool $30,000 on Sedo a couple of days back. The domain name is still in transfer mode so it’s too early to see who the…



DomainTools 101: I found this creepy domain, now what?

By DomainTools By Steve Butt, Sales Engineer Part 1 of a series of blog posts to help you be more effective in your investigations One of the many things criminals will do is buy up or register domains that have been allowed to expire. Many times companies will close shop and allow the domains they…



We came. We drank tea. We ogled pandas.

By Ashley Schwellenbach Rightside: For 12 glorious days Jeff Eckhaus toured the most populous country in the world, visiting five cities, drinking his weight in tea, visiting pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, The post We came. We drank tea. We ogled pandas. appeared first on Rightside Blog. Source: Domaining     



Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): SocialChain.com, Esteras.com, Avexis.com, More

By Aaron DomainShane.com: The screenshots below are examples of buyers of domains from the last few months that have either developed their sites, or purchased an upgrade domain and have redirected their acquisition to an existing website. Verity.org sold for $16,500 at Sedo, and the domain was needed as part of a hospital system renaming….



ICANN in a strop that Intel, Netflix, Lego, Nike and others aren’t using their dot-brand domains …

TheRegister: The Register ICANN in a strop that Intel, Netflix, Lego, Nike and others aren’t using their dot-brand domains The Register Some of the world’s biggest brands, including Intel, Nike, Target, Netflix, Lego, UPS and the NFL have been told to put their namesake dot-word domains live in the next three months or risk losing…



Bang For Your Buck #10: GoDaddy Closeouts, Auctions, and Buy It Now’s

By Zandibot zandibot.com: Welcome to the new Bang For Your Buck where I list domain names that I find to be either undervalued from GoDaddy’s Closeout and Buy It Now sections or just overall great pickups from GoDaddy’s Auctions. Bang For Your Buck goes live every weekday (and some weekends) at 12PM HST! It’s on…



The $100,000 Challenge: March Update

By Neil Patel We finally finished the last month of the $100,000 challenge. March was an awesome month for Nutrition Secrets. Not only did the traffic grow to 218,811 visitors, but revenue did too—it went up to $121,492.65. It wasn’t hard to hit the revenue goals as we had enough fish oil in stock, plus…



Dispute Over Silicon Valley Investor’s California Beach Will Head to Trial – Fortune

Reporter: Fortune Dispute Over Silicon Valley Investor’s California Beach Will Head to Trial Fortune A dispute over public access to a California beachfront property owned by a high-profile Silicon Valley investor is headed to trial. A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled on Wednesday that a lawsuit against venture capitalist Vinod… Source: Domaining     



Moody’s downgrades the Republic of the Congo’s rating to B2, outlook negative – Moodys.com (press…

Reporter: Moody’s downgrades the Republic of the Congo’s rating to B2, outlook negative Moodys.com (press release) (subscription) New York, April 29, 2016 — Moody’s Investors Service has today downgraded the government issuer rating of the Republic of the Congo to B2 from B1. The outlook is … That being said, the Republic of the… Source:…



Ted Cruz the victim of domain squatting for the second time in his campaign – Digital Trends

Reporter: Digital Trends Ted Cruz the victim of domain squatting for the second time in his campaign Digital Trends But it now appears Cruz’s surrogates did little on the digital side to prepare, allowing cybersquatters yet another opportunity to scoop up domain names that should have been bought days before. For the time being, the…



ZS.com Now Owned by ZS Associates

By Elliot Silver It looks like a company called ZS Associates has acquired the high value ZS.com domain name. The company currently uses ZSAssociates.com for its website. As you can see to the left, the company’s logo is simply “ZS,” so this domain name upgrade will fit right into its branding without much changing. Although…



What Happened at DNHouston’s First Networking Event?

By James Iles NamePros.com: Local domain name networking events and meetups are an excellent way to make new contacts and friends within the industry, whilst enjoying the opportunity to talk about business with like-minded professionals. This week in the calendar of domain name industry events was DNHouston, which took place at the Crush Wine Bar…



Saudi Arabia On The Brink; Depression Among Entrepreneurs is an Epidemic

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: From Streetwise (.CO) this is like the 5th .CO share today! It’s everywhere!- How Food Delivery Startup Galley Will Become DC’s ‘Biggest’ Restaurant; CVS expands Hispanic-focused ‘Pharmacy y más’ to Los Angeles; Like MTV (re) Imagined! How HBO and Beyonce are Changing the Direction of the Music Industry;…



LLLL .com mega-sale : Your only chance to get them directly from the “domain chips” King!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: It’s true: Dutch domain investor, Tim Schoon, is credited with coining the “domain chip” reference. Domain chips are four letter domains made of every letter in the alphabet, except for vowels and the letter “V”. They are popular among the Chinese domain investors, for this very reason. And now, Tim is s……



Chinese investors account for more than half of the ownership of all registered new gTLDs (54%).

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: In their latest newsletter, Sedo gave some insight into why the Chinese are hoarding domain names. Chinese Investors are Hoarding Web Addresses Currently Chinese investors account for more than half of the ownership of all registered new gTLDs (54%). This growing trend greatly effects global trade, says Matthias Meyer-Schönherr, Vice……



An Interview with NamePros Admin, Eric Lyon

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Eric Lyon is the Admin at Namepros.com and he took a little time to have a chat with me about Namepros, having a baby and getting married. *Disclosure: I have been a moderator at Namepros for over a decade. 1. What got you interested in the domain industry? Eric: It actually…



Fin-tech a high-potential area for start-ups – The Nation

Reporter: The Nation Fin-tech a high-potential area for start-ups The Nation Krating Poonpol, fund manager of 500 TukTuks, said 70 per cent of the successful start-ups in 500 Startups’ investment portfolio entailed expertise in a specific domain with the potential to grow 15-fold times per year, with fin-tech the best former … Source: Domaining     



Chinese domain sales : Uncle Martian is a “great” new venture in China

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: China is the world’s 2nd largest economy, and yet its commerce practices aren’t up to par. There’s still a lot to be done in order for the Chinese entrepreneurs to display compliance with international rules and the concept of “fair play.” Such as, respect of existing trademarks and brands. Just take a…



DomainTools 101: I found this creepy domain, now what?

By DomainTools Whois.Domaintools.com: By Steve Butt, Sales Engineer One of the many things criminals will do is buy up or register domains that have been allowed to expire. Many times companies will close shop and allow the domains they owned to expire. In these instances, nefarious individuals will pick up those domains and re-register them….



Sell These 5 Toxic Stocks Now Before It’s Too Late – TheStreet.com

Reporter: TheStreet.com Sell These 5 Toxic Stocks Now Before It’s Too Late TheStreet.com For the unfamiliar, technical analysis is a way for investors to quantify qualitative factors, such as investor psychology, based on a stock’s price action and trends. Once the domain of cloistered trading teams on Wall Street, technicals can help … Source: Domaining…



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