Monthly archives: June, 2016

Self-driving cars get one step closer to your driveway as Zoox raises $200M

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I have a running bet with someone that I actually think I’m going to lose. The bet was that in five years we’ll be able to take a self driving car from his house to a restaurant. I told him that seems too soon, 8-10 years seems more realistic. Today Zoox raised…



The Daily Roundup for 6-30-16

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Welcome to the Daily Roundup a look back at the day that was in domains and other tech. Dick’s Sporting Goods wins the intellectual property of Sports Authority. Reported by Reuters Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc (DKS.N), the largest U.S. sporting goods retailer, said on Thursday it was the successful bidder…



Approaching Other Domain Investors – Tips

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: Do you see new gTLDs being used? / Hyphenated domain names / .Store marketing strategy / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name news that caught my eye today: Fastfood.restaurant – What kind of… Source: Domaining     



Six Tattoo Shops in Six Countries Using .Tattoo Domains

By Aaron DomainShane.com: This week we’re taking a look at a few examples of end users who have migrated over to their new .Tattoo domain names. Specifically, it’s six different tattoo shops residing in six different countries. Screenshots are linked if you’d like to check them out for yourselves. PaintKillers.Tattoo, based in Saint Petersbu… Source:…



Law Firm’s Suit against Partner over Domain Name Highlights Essential Control of Proper Registrat…

Reporter: Law Firm’s Suit against Partner over Domain Name Highlights Essential Control of Proper Registration The National Law Review Partners in a business rarely title real property in the name of one individual partner. Businesses do not let employees title bank accounts for the business in their individual names. Yet, when it comes to… Source:…



Brexit let these investors grab a bigger piece of the pie – MarketWatch

MarketWatch.com: MarketWatch Brexit let these investors grab a bigger piece of the pie MarketWatch In other words, nearly one in three dollars paid out globally in the investment-grade bond market is paid to investors that hold U.S. corporate bonds. That is the highest percentage in at least 20 years, as the following chart shows. That…



My Domains That Get the Most Interest

By Elliot Silver Yesterday, I shared the 10 most common geographic locations of prospective buyers for my company’s domain names. I thought I would share the ten domain names that receive the most interest from prospective buyers. The list below are the ten domain names that receive the most clicks on the inquiry link on…



NeuStar Inc.: Experian and Neustar partner to offer best-in-class Omnichannel Onboarding with omn…

Reporter: NeuStar Inc.: Experian and Neustar partner to offer best-in-class Omnichannel Onboarding with omnichannel activation The Wall Street Transcript Omnichannel scale: Both companies will utilize the many strategic partnerships they have with direct publishers, monetization platforms and email partners. They will also utilize Experian’… Source: Domaining     



Innovation: Cause-Realted Porn; To new gTLD or not to new gTLD…

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Ghost Boxes: Reusing Abandoned Big-Box Superstores Across America – 99% Invisible; Twitter’s New App, Longer Vines And A $200 Million A Year Opportunity; French-founded Ifeelgoods raises $6 million to fuel its growth; Devialet’s $3,000 Speaker Destroys Worlds With 4,500 Watts of Loud; Cisco to Acquire Waltham Cybersecurity Firm…



One Crook Running over 120 Tech Support Scam Domains on GoDaddy – Softpedia News

Reporter: Softpedia News One Crook Running over 120 Tech Support Scam Domains on GoDaddy Softpedia News A crook running several tech support scam operations has managed to register 135 domains, most of which are used in his criminal activities, without anybody preventing him from doing so, which shows the sad state of Web domain registrations…



Chinese domain market report : Big Brother will be watching you

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: China‘s financial growth from a nation of rice farmers, to the world’s 2nd largest economy, took a lot of effort. The Communist government controls many aspects of life, although things aren’t as bad as in the 70’s and 80’s. Technology has propelled the Chinese economy ahead of many western nations, but ……



IANA transition will not remove government relationship with .com contract

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Department of Commerce will still have a say over .com prices. Today, ICANN posted proposed contracts with Verisign (NYSE:VRSN) for the Root Zone Management Agreement (RZMA) and an extension of the .com registry contract. The RZMA is a necessary step for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to step…



The Mystery Of The “Angela 4 Leader” Domain Names – BuzzFeed News

Reporter: BuzzFeed News The Mystery Of The “Angela 4 Leader” Domain Names BuzzFeed News Eagle’s spokesperson insisted that while the politician did know McCrea personally, she was unaware that he had bought the domain names, hadn’t authorised their purchase, and suggested he may have got “excited” on Saturday. When contacted by ….. Source: Domaining     



Report: Dick’s Wins Sports Authority Brand, Including Domain Names – The Consumerist

Reporter: The Consumerist Report: Dick’s Wins Sports Authority Brand, Including Domain Names The Consumerist In the future, when you forget that Sports Authority went out of business and type in their website address, you’ll end up on a page owned by the defunct retailer’s biggest competitor. Dick’s Sporting Goods reportedly sc… Source: Domaining     



Learning the Basics of Buying Expired GoDaddy Domains (video)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Heather Dopson, a community builder at GoDaddy, and Joe Styler, the aftermarket product manager at GoDaddy, chatted about the basics of buying Expired Domains on GoDaddy’s auctions. They talked about the timeline of when and how to bid, and why bidding on expired domains with Go Daddy makes good business sense….



Famous Four Media is now the second largest ngTLD operator in the world

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Famous Four Media team celebrates reaching an historic milestone Famous Four Media is delighted to announce that they have reached an extraordinary milestone. Since their launch in 2014, the Company has sold over 3,000,000 domain names, with unprecedented growth seen … → Source: Domaining     



Private Equity Has a Crush on Tech – Wall Street Journal

Reporter: Wall Street Journal Private Equity Has a Crush on Tech Wall Street Journal Long the domain of venture-capital firms and other specialized investors, technology companies have become the most popular target of buyout firms hunting for stable businesses that could outperform even if the U.S. economy falls into a recession. So … Source: Domaining…



Brexit Vote Casts Shadow Over Banks’ Construction Boom in London – Wall Street Journal

Reporter: Wall Street Journal Brexit Vote Casts Shadow Over Banks’ Construction Boom in London Wall Street Journal In 2013, Goldman Sachs executives Michael Sherwood and Richard Gnodde told the Evening Standard newspaper that if Britain left the EU, the bank may end up spreading its sales teams across the continent. Currently, all but 500 ……



MPAA’s Domain Name ‘Policing’ Results in First Suspensions – TorrentFreak

Reporter: MPAA’s Domain Name ‘Policing’ Results in First Suspensions TorrentFreak In response, Donuts alerted the responsible domain name registrars about the infringing conduct, paired with a request to inform the persons who registered the domains. This eventually resulted in two domain name suspensions on the registrar level. In… Source: Domaining     



Is The .Party Over? The Domain Extension Loses Over 50% of it’s Registrations In Past Month

By Michael Berkens The Domains: The domain name extension .Party has been losing thousands of domain name registrations a day over the last few weeks. The new gTLD domain extension .party launched in February 2015. However in May 2015, after just 5,600 domain names had been registered, Alpnames.com offered free .party domain name registrations, then…



Stocks move higher in morning trading – Los Angeles Times

Reporter: Los Angeles Times Stocks move higher in morning trading Los Angeles Times U .S. stock indexes moved higher in morning trading Thursday as investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings news. The market was coming off a two-day rally as investors’ anxiety about Britain’s vote last week to leave the European Union eased……



Vape Magazine nailed for reverse domain name hijacking

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company filed UDRP for domain name that was registered before it existed. Starpixel Marketing LLC dba Vape Magazine has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking for the domain name VapeMagazine.com. VapeMagazine.com was registered in 2011. The complainant founded Vape Magazine about a year later and…



TNTNames.com Best of the Drop List for 6/30/3016!

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Thanks for coming back to TNTNames.com Best of the Drop List for 6/30/2016. 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 … → Source: Domaining     



AUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 29, 2016

By Travis M. DomainShane.com: A look at the final prices from the auction list posted on June 29, 2016. DealHunt.com Everyone is looking for a deal. Mostly because they can’t spell bargain $3,550 TheSmokeStop.com Upgrade name for quite a few places WhyMenSuck.com Going to be plenty of content for this site Football.cc Big keyword. Big…



Care.com raises $46M from Google Capital

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Google Capital Invests in Care.com – Transaction Marks First Investment in Public Company by Google Capital – 06/29/2016 Waltham, MA, June 29, 2016 – Care.com, Inc. (NYSE: CRCM), the world’s largest online marketplace for finding and managing family care, today … → Source: Domaining     



6 Reasons Your SEO Campaign Is Failing; Training people with disabilities to become drone pilots

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: VISA goes V.ME taking on PayPal; Modern Meadow raises $40 million to grow leather without livestock; Create an Interactive Reusable Bag for Marketing; BRAND NEW 3D Videos Source On xbmc Kodi 2016; 3 Steps to Finding Inspiration; ‘Tell Me Lies’ — The Song One-Third Of Employees Now Hear;…



Domain Valuation: The Length

By Jay Jay Monasor NamePros.com: A cursory glance at the domain market will suggest that shorter domains sell for more money than longer names. So, I examined the connection between domain name length – meaning the number of characters in the name – and domain name value to see if there is in fact a…



.Com contract extension shorter than Verisign expected

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Extension will add six years to existing agreement. ICANN has published a proposed extension to its contract with Verisign (NYSE:VRSN) for .com. While the existing contract doesn’t expire until 2018, the parties are extending the agreement so that its end date matches that of the new Root Zone Management…



Jodi Chamberlain Launches iSugar.live with Debut Event Set for New York City July 30

DNJournal: Jodi Chamberlain is well-known in the domain world after helping stage major industry conferences around the world. Now she is taking a big leap into new territory with the launch of iSugar.live, a new speaker’s showcase that will debut live from New York with free streaming July 30. Source: Domaining     



My Domains That Get the Most Interest

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Yesterday, I shared the 10 most common geographic locations of prospective buyers for my company’s domain names. I thought I would share the ten domain names that receive the most interest from prospective buyers. The list below are the ten domain names that receive the most clicks on the inquiry link…



Breaking: ICANN & Verisign Propose 6-Year Extension Of The .COM Registry Agreement Until 2024

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: ICANN is posting for public comment the proposed amendment to the .COM Registry Agreement with Verisign. This proposal is a result of discussions between ICANN and Verisign, Inc. and will extend the .com registry agreement until November 30, 2024. On 1 December 2012, ICANN and VeriSign, Inc., entered into an Unsponsored…



$130k in Sales on June 29th – Sesamo.com sold for $24,901 – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was sesamo.com which sold for $24,901; it means “sesame seeds” in Italian. NameBio recorded 186 sales for a total of $130,305 with an average sale price of $701. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 6% in the number of sales and the…



Mid Season Portfolio Review

By Raymond Hackney NamePros.com: With 2016 practically at the half way mark, now might be a good time to do a quick inventory of your portfolio. It’s also a good time to reflect on what your goals were for these names and if that has changed. There are internal factors such as your family, budgetary…



Daily Domain Sales Recap: June 29th 2016’s Top 10 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…



Organic Chefs – Incubators – Pageant Supplies and Pet Grooming .COM Drops and Finds

By DropGrabs – Webmaster DropGRABS.com: Today’s Drops and Finds are all in .COM and Available Keywords Related To Incubators – Peace – Manila – Ethiopia – Pearl – Patriot Perception – Diplomacy – Mobile – Pageant Supplies Peoria – Tan Salon – Perfume – Everyday Life Drywall – Perks – Organi… Source: Domaining     



How to search for, find and register your perfect domain name – Techradar India

Reporter: How to search for, find and register your perfect domain name Techradar India Building the perfect website to promote yourself, or your business, is all very well and good – but if people can’t go to your website directly then you’re going to be missing out on a lot of potential visitors. This is…



Domaining : Francois bids “au revoir” to Twitter

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: French domain entrepreneur, Francois Carrillo, left a cryptic message on Twitter yesterday. The one liner read: “The End.” Today, Francois announced that he’s leaving Twitter behind, after it failed to deliver any marketable conversion. Although the @DomainingCom account was established way back in 2009, it has only… Source: Domaining     



Go Daddy Auction Picks 6-30-16

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Go Daddy Auction Picks 6-30-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com DealHunt.com was the top closing auction on Wednesday, my favorite pick from yesterday’s list closed at $3,550. Snapbacks.com seems to be getting a lot of interest today, the 19 year old domain is already over $3,000. BestRugs.com seems like a decent play today,…



Bootler.com : UDRP denied after trademark was filed 12 years too late

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: While some research finds that UDRP cases filed against .com domains are becoming less common, the amount of chutzpah is definitely increasing. Take, for example, the UDRP filed against the domain Bootler.com, which was registered in 2003. Bootler LLC, a company that provides “searchable websites featuring goods and services of… Source: Domaining…



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

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: Konstantinos at OnlineDomain has had some good info in his recent articles about Sedo lately. His data isn’t wrong, where he and I differ is what it means. Undoubtedly they haven’t been aggressive in their push to acquire new sellers and buyers. But they know their profit and loss numbers better than…



Domain Discoveries for June 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…



Shocking! Stolen domain 5285.com fails to be reclaimed via UDRP

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: In February we covered the news of yet another brazen domain theft, involving the domain 5285.com. A Chinese cybercriminal stole the domain, unlawfully transferring it away from eNom to Ename in China. The domain’s legitimate owner, Donald Williams, is an experienced domain investor. He filed a UDRP and a “wangyan hong… Source:…



The Brandosphere – A look at Sedo sales and Michael Krell’s latest registrations

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Today we are looking at the brandable sales that took place on Sedo this past week. We also found some recent regs of Michael Krell from BrandBucket. VeCom.com was sold for 6,800 Euros, registered in 1997, this domain has been around the world. It was owned by a Brazilian company for…



Five ways to get great looking and affordable logos designed for your domains.

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: Creating a visually pleasing way to view a domain name can make all the difference. When it’s done right it helps a potential buyer envision their idea, brand, product or service and see the potential of your domain name. Ever since we let users upload logos to their Efty For-Sale landing…



China Investors Turn to Sovereign Debt Amid Company Defaults – Bloomberg

Reporter: Bloomberg China Investors Turn to Sovereign Debt Amid Company Defaults Bloomberg Once the exclusive domain of state-run bad banks, China’s market for troubled debt is now opening to private money managers as NPLs surge to an 11-year high. As more investors jump in, the ruling Communist Party may find it easier to clean up…



My Oculus Rift has shipped…now I just need a computer to power it

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: For those who know me well, you know I’ve been a VR fanatic for a long time now. It all started when I read the book Snowcrash by Neal Stephenson, it opened my mind to the idea of a world where you can put on a pair of VR goggles and experience…



Where My Prospects Come From

By Elliot Silver I wanted to share some stats with you regarding the location of people who are interested in buying my domain names. The information is from the last few months, and it counts the location of the people who click on the inquiry link at the top of my parked domain names. Top…



It’s time to renew. What should you do? 5 questions to ask first.

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: Anyone else been seeing a huge increase in ad rev? / AYO.com STOLEN / Are misspelled words still valuable? / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name news that caught my eye today: PraiseGod.co.uk… Source: Domaining     



Domain investor’s ingenious trick to register .CA domains

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: If you’re not a Canadian, forget about registering a .CA domain, eh. Hundreds of domain investors to the north of America’s borders enjoy the privilege of getting hold of the .CA extension, whenever they want. Some of the biggest domain sales reported by DNJournal in 2016, have been in the .CA extension;…



Turkey’s tourism and recreation industry struggles after months of terror attacks – Los Angeles T…

Reporter: Los Angeles Times Turkey’s tourism and recreation industry struggles after months of terror attacks Los Angeles Times Losses are expected to exceed some $15 billion this year, said Murat Ersoy, head of the Tourism Investors Association (TYD), said during a news conference this month. Over the last five years, Turkish foreign poli… Source: Domaining…



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