Monthly archives: May, 2016

gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open – May 2016 – Lexology (registration)

Reporter: gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open – May 2016 Lexology (registration) 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     



GoDaddy : Hilarious response to overpriced domain inquiry!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Yesterday, during some downtime, we had some innocent fun with the GoDaddy tech support. We checked the availability of the .game domain listed below, and had to ask GoDaddy about its pricing. As you’ll see, they remained 100% professional during the brief exchange, and there is no doubt that they were just…



algorithms bring benefits but fears of accidents grow – Financial Times

Reporter: Financial Times algorithms bring benefits but fears of accidents grow Financial Times The rise of modern electronic markets has also led to the birth of a new breed of traders: algorithms that either execute transactions on behalf of investors, scan markets for profitable opportunities or even buy and sell securities systematically …. Source: Domaining…



I enjoy dropping domain names. Is that crazy?

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: [BUYING] Looking for .COM domain name with the word APP / A little experiment with Chinese domains and the results / Arran.com Sold for $25,250; WBFW.com for $5,100 / And more. Here are the new discussions and… Source: Domaining     



NameBio One Of My Favorites and How I Make Use of Some Info and Share the Benefits with YOU

By DropGrabs – Webmaster DropGRABS.com: . . Started with a bit on info seen on NameBio that public info – without the extensions processed through an availability rerun for the following extensions: .COM .NET .BIZ .US .TV .MOBI .CO .ORG .INFO . and then processed again for availability… Source: Domaining     



Got a letter from iDNS? Don’t be fooled

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: It’s sad to see this is still happening, but it is. Companies are still preying on new domain name owners who have no idea that renewing a .COM domain name actually costs around $10 at most registrars. Companies like iDNS (Internet Domain Names Services) have been sending these official-looking letters for over…



Bill Simmons Is Trying Something Ambitious, But He’s Not an Underdog – The Big Lead

Reporter: The Big Lead Bill Simmons Is Trying Something Ambitious, But He’s Not an Underdog The Big Lead Does he not realize that 15 years of exposure at ESPN contributed to his brand recognizance for distributing his podcast, and building the publishing cachet attractive to investors? HBO might not be funding this, but when they’re…



Pocahontas.com Forwarding to ElizabethWarren.com

By Elliot Silver Presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump has referred to US Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas,” and it looks like someone is playing a domain name prank on the Senator from Massachusetts. I find it offensive that Goofy Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to as Pocahontas, pretended to be Native American to get in…



Eight Companies That Switched to a New gTLD

By James Iles NamePros.com: The first .COM domain name was registered in 1985 and since then, the .COM market has become a very crowded, with over 120mm .COM names currently registered. The emergence of new gTLDs gives companies another option when looking to either create or upgrade their web presence. Many businesses have opted to…



Government improves domain name security – Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Reporter: Government improves domain name security Scoop.co.nz (press release) DIA’s Government Information Services group (GIS) hosts the domain name records associated with many of the .govt.nz domain names. In addition to this DNS service, GIS offers a portfolio of products and services aimed at delivering trusted government … an… Source: Domaining     



Quick Poll: How Many .XYZ Domains Are You Going To Register at $.01

By Michael Berkens The Domains: Now that Uniregistry announced that it’s offering .XYZ domain name registrations at just one penny now through June 2nd we thought we would run a quick poll to ask you how many domains you are planning on registering. Our answer range from none to over 10,000 so vote now on…



The Monday Media Wrap Up

By DomainTools Articles from May 21-27 FBI Report: Deconstructing The Wide Scope Of Internet Crime Dark Reading | Ericka Chickowski | May 27, 2016 The FBI recently released its annual data dump from the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), which offers up the consolidated information gleaned from a year’s worth of criminal complaints made to…



BFYB #33: Bang For Your Buck Domains at GoDaddy Auctions

By Zandibot zandibot.com: Welcome to Bang For Your Buck where I list my favorite domain names that are currently at auction on GoDaddy. I will skip the short liquid domains and do my best to find the hidden gems and bring them to you right here, in one big list! The list begins with today’s…



I Am Always on the Hunt for Domains

By Elliot Silver With my business model, I need to regularly buy domain names on the aftermarket. I do this by making private purchases, buying via domain brokers, and winning auctions at various websites. I thought it would be interesting to share how I come up with domain names to target for private acquisition. I…



AUCTION RECAP of the 29th of May 2016

By Travis M. DomainShane.com: I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. Personally, I love it when the market is closed for three days in a row. Most of my investments are of the set it and forget it variety, but I do like to actively trade with a small part of my portfolio so…



.XYZ domain names now cost one penny

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Uniregistry drops the price on .xyz domain names to one penny each. Apparently a dollar or two is just too expensive for some new TLDs these days. Uniregistry is currently selling .XYZ domain names for one penny. Yes, that’s $.01. Someone is losing money on that deal in the…



WTF? Ready to spend a penny for every .XYZ domain?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: As Daniel Negari disclosed in our parody post, the biggest .XYZ domain promotion in the universe is underway. For a limited time, until June 2nd, you can get .XYZ domains via Uniregistry for ONE CENT. You read that right, $0.01 dollars per .XYZ domain; that’s 100 .XYZ domains for every dollar. :O…



Stephen Gottlieb: Suckers For Trump – WAMC

Reporter: Stephen Gottlieb: Suckers For Trump WAMC “Eminent domain is wonderful” he told Fox News, and within a month told another outlet, “I don’t like eminent domain.” He told CNN “I’m an environmentalist,” … Selling people their own dreams is a great sales tactic. It’s natural to believe others … and more Source: Domaining     



Thiel Vs. Gawker and the Culture War Between Tech and Journalism – Inc.com

Reporter: Thiel Vs. Gawker and the Culture War Between Tech and Journalism Inc.com Here was a tech investor, one who specializes in “cloud infrastructure,” “big data” and “digital health,” lecturing a lifelong journalist about the limits of free speech and the economics of the industry I covered. I was, in a word,… Source: Domaining     



Video: A frank discussion about new top level domain names

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Watch the new TLD session from last week’s WHD.usa. I thought the new TLD panel at last week’s WHD.usa conference in Phoenix was one of the best I’ve seen on the topic. I give a lot of credit to Paul Mockapetris (inventor of DNS and SMTP) for asking tough…



Uniregistry : June 1st is your lucky day to kick off the domain Summer

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Uniregistry wants everyone to know that June 1st is their lucky day. Correction: June 1st to June 7th is every domainer’s lucky week of the summer, as Uniregistry announced a hefty discount for their gTLDs. For $0.85 per domain you can grab many Uniregistry gTLDs. That’s less than a dollar, and you…



RIP : Today is the last day of the Internet

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Today is the very last day of the Internet as we know it. Back in April, we shared the bad news of how a bunch of scholars want to change the way the Internet is written. No more capitalization of the first letter, as if it were a lowly network unworthy of…



Pocahontas.com Forwarding to ElizabethWarren.com

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump has referred to US Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas,” and it looks like someone is playing a domain name prank on the Senator from Massachusetts. I find it offensive that Goofy Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to as Pocahontas, pretended to be Native Amer… Source: Domaining…



Mike Navarini talks brandable domains and his marketplace

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: An interview with Mike Navarini Namerific.com. Mike gives us some insight into why Namerific is better than their competitors and tells us the top sale so far on Namerific for 2016. 1) How long have you been buying and selling brandable names and how did you get involved with Namerific ?…



Castello Brothers Sell Rate.com for $725,000 After Broker Kate Buckley Finds Perfect End User

DNJournal: In one of the five biggest domain sales reported so far in 2016, the Castello Brothers have sold Rate.com for $725,000. The deal was brokered by Kate Buckley, Principal/Founder at the Buckley Media Group, who put the name and a perfect end user together to make it happen. Source: Domaining     



STUFF SOME BILLIONAIRES TOLD ME; A Simple Cold-Call Script That Really Works

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: How This $5 Million Home Cleaning Startup Is Sweeping the Competition; A Wine Theme Park Just Opened In France; Four Lessons On Work Culture That I Learned At Google; TV Budgets Shifting to Social? Yes, It’s Time to Worry; How Entrepreneurs Pick a Target Market; 4 Ways To…



Keyword Domain Names Get Better Search Click-Through Results

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Verisign published a study today that describes how Verisign sought to understand whether or not having a keyword-rich domain name that shows up in search results provides any benefits over domain names appearing in search results that do not include keywords. To help answer this question, Verisign researchers analyzed millions of…



Study: Keyword-rich domains get more clicks

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Study shows that domains with keywords matching a search query get more clicks. Verisign has published the results of a study showing that keyword-rich domain names matching a search query are more likely to get clicked in search results. For example, if someone searches for “How do I create…



Chinese domain market report : Tumblr blocked in China, Elequa sells more chips

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The Chinese government works like this: China’s officials wake up every morning, determined to find something to censor, any online resource that seems to pose a cultural or political threat to them. And now, Tumblr is being blocked in China, despite belonging to Yahoo, that owns a large stake in Alibaba. The…



The Monday Media Wrap Up

By DomainTools Whois.Domaintools.com: Articles from May 21-27 FBI Report: Deconstructing The Wide Scope Of Internet Crime Dark Reading | Ericka Chickowski | May 27, 2016 The FBI recently released its annual data dump from the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), which offers up the consolidated information gleaned from a year’s worth of criminal complai… Source:…



Domain investor Adam Strong – DNW Podcast #86

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Adam Strong discusses what type of domains he’s currently investing in and his domain-related businesses. Domain name investor Adam Strong has been in the game for a long time. But some of his bigger successes aren’t domains he bought 15 years ago. On today’s show, he talks about his…



PeakEquity-backed G5 names Davidson as COO – PE Hub (subscription) (blog)

Reporter: PeakEquity-backed G5 names Davidson as COO PE Hub (subscription) (blog) An entrepreneurial sales leader with twenty years of software experience, Davidson is a strategic addition to G5’s leadership team whose role will significantly contribute to the company’s rapidly accelerating growth. “Patrick brings a consistent track ….. Source: Domaining     



Daily Domain Sales Recap: May 27th – 30th 2016’s Top 20 Sales

By Candace Cooke zandibot.com: Welcome to the Daily Domain Sales Recap where I cover the top 10 domain sales from the day before. The purpose of looking at the top 10 sales for each day is to help us study the market. What’s selling? How much are they selling for? What’s not selling? Why are…



TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 5/31/2016!

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Welcome to today’s edition of TNT’s Best of the Drop List! I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. I have been getting a lot of positive comments about the lists I have been posting. … → Source: Domaining     



Why the Sales Funnel is Alive and Well and Living on the Web – Business 2 Community

Reporter: Business 2 Community Why the Sales Funnel is Alive and Well and Living on the Web Business 2 Community Do a quick search for phrases around the death of the sales funnel. There’s article after article opining that the sales/marketing funnel is dead because the buyer’s journey is no longer linear. Makes sense, right?…



This ‘mompreneur’ solved the problem of stinky hockey gloves and gym shoes – Chicago Tribune

Reporter: Chicago Tribune This ‘mompreneur’ solved the problem of stinky hockey gloves and gym shoes Chicago Tribune They thought up the name GloveStix and registered the domain name through GoDaddy.com. She then pored through the … Sales have tripled since she won a start-up competition called “Next Big Thing” last month o… Source: Domaining     



I Am Always on the Hunt for Domains

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: With my business model, I need to regularly buy domain names on the aftermarket. I do this by making private purchases, buying via domain brokers, and winning auctions at various websites. I thought it would be interesting to share how I come up with domain names to target for private acquisition….



.VIP continues to roll, .Store has solid sunrise

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: 40,000 more .vip registrations, .store has over 500 sunrise applications. The .VIP domain name continues to rack up registrations and the .Store registry says it’s off to a solid start. .VIP broke launch records when it was released earlier this month, and it continues to grow rapidly. According to…



Term Sheet — Tuesday, May 31 – Fortune

Reporter: Term Sheet — Tuesday, May 31 Fortune That gamble for investors is often binary: If the drug works, you know you’ll make back your investment and turn a profit. If it doesn’t, you lose everything. So the biotech company’s valuation is predicated on the percent likelihood of any of the … Source: Domaining     



Grab A Mit And Get Into The (dot) GAME; New Snorting Drug Makes You fat

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: How This $500 Million Company Empowers Trash Startups; Both male and female Employees at Etsy are be eligible for 26 weeks of paid parental leave; Union Square Apple Store Message; 10 Reasons Why Millennials Are Getting Seriously Discouraged; Magic Mushrooms Create a Hyperconnected Brain; 4 Wearable Products That…



This might be the best RDNH finding I’ve ever read

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Only one panelist finds RDNH, but he writes a scathing critique. Impossible BV, a company that makes film for old-school Polaroid cameras, has lost a UDRP it filed against the domain name ImpossibleProject.com. Impossible BV uses the domain name Impossible-Project.com. Joel Runyon of Impossible Ventures bought ImpossibleProject.com a… Source:…



Why Investors Love Internet Information Providers Stocks? – Alphabet, 58.com, VeriSign and MeetMe

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: NEW YORK, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — As a result of rapid developments in technology, more and more Internet Information Providers stocks are flourishing. Investors absolutely love equities in this space, and today ActiveWallSt.com assesses the performances of the following … → Source: Domaining     



‘.ART’, New Internet Real Estate Dedicated To The Art World, To Launch In 2016

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: UKCI signs contract with ICANN authorizing the launch of .ART, the first top-level domain exclusively for the arts and culture sector LONDON, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — UK Creative Ideas Limited (UKCI) signed an agreement with ICANN, the Internet Corporation for … → Source: Domaining     



$375k in Sales on May 30th – Purple.co.uk sold for $158,035 – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was purple.co.uk which sold for $158,035 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 240 sales for a total of $374,893 with an average sale price of $1,562. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 41% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount increased…



Matomy Sponsors Israeli Paralympic Athlete Pascale Bercovitch for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games – Bro…

Reporter: Matomy Sponsors Israeli Paralympic Athlete Pascale Bercovitch for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Broadway World Matomy offers a single gateway to digital media channels including mobile, video, display, social, email marketing, search marketing (SEM, SEO, and ASO) and domain monetization. Founded in 2007, with headquarters in Tel Aviv and… Source: Domaining     



The integrity of your JavaScript Applications is being compromised and you (don’t) know it – Huff…

Reporter: The integrity of your JavaScript Applications is being compromised and you (don’t) know it Huffington Post All sorts of companies are using JavaScript nowadays to build applications and websites. Most of them are unaware that at the same time their applications don’t exactly run as designed, and are subject to tampering, hack… Source: Domaining…



What The Yuan As A Reserve Currency Means For Investors – Seeking Alpha

Reporter: What The Yuan As A Reserve Currency Means For Investors Seeking Alpha As the Yuan gains dominance as a major world currency, there will be an increasing uptake for international transactions in Asia and the Middle East. With a major currency competitor coming onboard, and a significant amount of debt owned by the Chinese…



Domaining Europe 2016 – Day 1 (Summary & Photos)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Domaining Europe 2016 officially started on Monday with the event organizer Dietmar Stefitz welcoming the attendees arriving from all over the world: USA, France, Italy, Portugal, Norway, Australia, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Cayman Islands, Bulgaria, Ecuador, Belgium and of course Greece among others. Braden Pollock once again mod… Source: Domaining     



Go Daddy Auction Picks 5-31-16

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Go Daddy Auction Picks 5-31-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com LL.co was the top close on Go Daddy on Sunday, more than likely will be renewed. The auction closed at $42,000. If you are looking for 4L.coms there are a bunch on the list today. In the two word .com space I like…



DSAD.com: Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Tuesday, May 31st

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: The art of the deal. The deal has been around since humans since the beginning of time. One thing that hasn’t changed is that one of the two people in the trade has the upper hand. One of the two needs the deal more than the other. In domain investing, either one…



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