Monthly archives: July, 2016

A first look at the new Gear VR

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: As many of you know I’ve been a fan of virtual reality for a long time, it all started when I read the book Snowcrash and it’s been a borderline obsession ever-since. I currently have a Gear VR and an Oculus Rift, the Rift is without a doubt a better VR experience…



L&T Technology Services Limited Establishes Dublin Engineering Center of Excellence for Digital E…

Reporter: Business Wire (press release) L&T Technology Services Limited Establishes Dublin Engineering Center of Excellence for Digital Engineering Business Wire (press release) With a multi-disciplinary vertical industry expertise and multi-domain presence, we help clients achieve an advantage through value engineering of existing product… Source: Domaining     



Don’t get cheated by online fraudsters: Here’s how to protect yourself – Economic Times

Reporter: Economic Times Don’t get cheated by online fraudsters: Here’s how to protect yourself Economic Times Fake website: Tech-savvy scamsters set up sites that look like genuine ones with similar logos and domain names. Some may create a dummy site with a product line-up that only exists online. The purpose is to extract money from……



Chinese domain market report : Dutch man awaits girlfriend for 10 days

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A Dutch man has been waiting for his Chinese “girlfriend” for 10 full days, at the Changsha Huanghua International Airport in China. Wow. The love-struck, creepy looking 41 year old expected to meet his 20-something online crush at the airport, but she never showed up. Maybe she’s not really a woman, let…



Which extensions protect your brand better worldwide?

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: What will a .WEB launch do to the value of .XYZ, .Club, .TOP, etc? / When does untargeted traffic work? / Brandable domain name sales week 31: Veda.com, Bink.com, CodeFactory.com/ And more. Here are the new… Source: Domaining     



Domain sale looks less likely after Fairfax announcement – Which-50 (blog)

Reporter: Which-50 (blog) Domain sale looks less likely after Fairfax announcement Which-50 (blog) The long speculated sale of Fairfax’s real estate service Domain – perhaps via an IPO – looks less likely today following an announcement by the company. With its annual results due on August 10, the newspaper company today revealed it will c……



Fairfax splits Domain Group financials from publishing division and announces $1bn in write downs…

Reporter: MuMbrella Fairfax splits Domain Group financials from publishing division and announces $1bn in write downs MuMbrella Domain Group’s operating results will be shown as a separate reporting segment having previously been included in the Australian Metro Media segment, meaning investors will have a clear insight into the performanc… Source: Domaining     



Davie pressure-cleaning business gets a makeover – Miami Herald

Reporter: Miami Herald Davie pressure-cleaning business gets a makeover Miami Herald Update marketing materials: Change the company’s email to its website domain name to look more professional, Morales-Perez said. Make the website mobile-friendly and add a lead capture form to create a database of potential customers, Harris said. Source: Domaining     



Horizon Dairy Upgrades to Horizon.com

By Elliot Silver I am somewhat familiar with the Horizon brand since my kids take Horizon milk boxes to daycare a couple of times a week. During the course of some acquisition research, I noticed that a company called Science Horizons began forwarding Horizon.com to ScienceHorizons.net. When I saw this, I added the Horizon.com domain…



Father Domainicus : The Evil Church of dot .Web

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Greetings and salutations, my beloved brothers and sisters in domaining; this is Father Domainicus, on a rather hot and humid Sunday afternoon. Many a domain investor asked me recently, Father Domainicus, what is the future of the Domain Church? A rather profound question. At first, this appears to be a question of…



Domain Flips (ENS.com, VideoInterviewing.com) and Flops (MNHN.com, KinkyLove.com)

By Aaron DomainShane.com: Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and flops, with data courtesy of NameBio. Flips SBPB.com sold recently for $1,350 at NameJet, vs $170 on October 31st, 2010 at NameJet. The first of two 6-7x returns before commissions on 4L’s; as usual, the hold periods for these profitable flips…



Apple Sells Its Billionth iPhone and Buys Its Billionth iPhone Name License From Cisco (World’s M…

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Facebook Rides Video to More Than $6 Billion in Ad Sales; How Do You Start Innovation with an Idea, like Airbnb?; Sponsored content is turning publishers into full-service agencies; 3 Things You Need To Stand Out In Content Marketing; Should You Tell The Boss You’re Looking For Another…



Horizon Dairy Upgrades to Horizon.com

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I am somewhat familiar with the Horizon brand since my kids take Horizon milk boxes to daycare a couple of times a week. During the course of some acquisition research, I noticed that a company called Science Horizons began forwarding Horizon.com to ScienceHorizons.net. When I saw this, I added the Horizon.com…



AAC football media day preview: Five burning questions – Orlando Sentinel

Reporter: Orlando Sentinel AAC football media day preview: Five burning questions Orlando Sentinel And just as you’re setting in, along comes eminent domain to snatch your property and break it up piece by piece. Sure there’s financial compensation, but it’s a … While the marketing ploy provided an endless source of comedy for fa… Source:…



Go Daddy Auction Picks 7-31-16

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Go Daddy Auction Picks 7-31-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com MarketingMate.com has 68 bids so far, the price is over $1,400. SpringPad.com has 64 bids and is currently over $2,600. MBJJ.com is an expired auction over $1,400. Full List aanb.net afms.net ayqo.com B6U.com bnxy.net Bogaya.com DirectionUp.com FinancialFind.com gmwq.net Gu… Source: Domaining     



$168k in Sales on July 30th – Xiaolong.com sold for $42,000 – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was xiaolong.com which sold for $42,000 at NameJet, it means “snake” (小龙) and is also a surname. NameBio recorded 141 sales for a total of $167,560 with an average sale price of $1,188. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 35% in the…



Thoughts About Verisign’s $135 Million Dollar .Web Acquisition & What It Means For Domainers

By Michael Berkens The Domains: I didn’t write much leading up to the Verisign (VRSN) acquisition of .Web for $135 Million this week, but I have plenty of thoughts about it. First and foremost it’s a no brainier for Verisign. Forget the $1.9 Billion they have sitting in the bank and focus in on the…



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

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: You’ve noticed we have been alternating writers between posts over the last few months. We’re doing it to get different perspective on things. When you write every day about the same thing its natural to get pigeonholed or bored with the content. Ike’s daily list is different than mine (and usually better……



Domain Discoveries for July 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…



Brandable domain name sales week 31: Veda.com, Bink.com, CodeFactory.com

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: Thanks to Uniregistry, we have a BIG list of brandable domain name sales for the third consecutive week in a row. The Uniregistry names included in this report sold during May and June this year. Things will be back to normal next week and we have to see if Uniregistry will…



Saturday Musings – I Want A Revolution

Michael Gilmour: Over the years I’ve had a number of people have asked me how to build a successful blog. I answered that it’s really quite simple. Write three to four articles a week for nine years and you’re guaranteed to achieve success. For some strange reason they normally go away with a downcast face…



What do you do with your unwanted domains?

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: WANTED : LLLL.com ending in (TZ, LC, DK or JR) – No AEIOUV / Domain names with articles a, an, the / ADA.com Sold for $200,000; NZS.com for €26,499 / And more. Here are the new discussions… Source: Domaining     



Chinese domain market sales : Baby boomer market exploding in China

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The policy of having one child per family led China to a contraction in population growth. Although it was mandated by political masterminds that often bent the rule for inner party members, the measure was so effective that India is projected to surpass China, eventually. Currently, the measure has been lifted and…



How these startups are hoping to cash in on massive opportunity in internet of things market – Ec…

Reporter: Economic Times How these startups are hoping to cash in on massive opportunity in internet of things market Economic Times “IoT is domain specific, it requires significant tech innovation and startups are suited for it,” says Pyush Jain, CEO and cofounder of Axelta Systems, a provider of training for and products used in Io……



Saturday Morning Thoughts & Updates

By Elliot Silver Yesterday was a great day! If you follow my Twitter account, you know that the $10,000 Pan-Mass Challenge fundraising goal I set was met yesterday afternoon! With the help of friends and colleagues, we were able to raise $10,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, one of the best cancer research and…



Urban Planners of the World Unite Against Trump – Huffington Post

Reporter: Huffington Post Urban Planners of the World Unite Against Trump Huffington Post For a President Trump, when it comes to housing and properties, it’s more about generating profits for his business interests and wealthy investors based on depreciated real estate values. … Or, will President Trump use eminent domain—a powerful … Source: Domaining     



How Namepros Became The Wholesale Platform for BrandBucket

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: About a year ago a new sales trend started on Namepros. The largest forum in the industry became the wholesale trading platform for BrandBucket. Without discussing it in the BrandBucket experience thread on Namepros, a couple of members Brand Pluck and Crocodile Dundee started a new kind of auction. They were…



Update on Top 10 Sales from a Year Ago: BOP.com, IGL.com, Arabesq.com, More

By Aaron DomainShane.com: Listed below are updates on the top 10 domain sales from a year ago, as ranked by DN Journal. Not alot of development love to show this week….. 1. QE.com sold for $554,000 No site resolves, and the owner is under privacy protection. 2. 9595.com sold for $180,000 No site resolves, owned…



We’re Live From Domain Startup Summit And You Can Watch It Live!

By Jason Thompson JasonThompson: Watch Domain Startup Summit Live from the comfort of your own home using the following link: www.facebook.com/domainstartupsummit Source: Domaining     



Help buy a beer for the original .Web visionary!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: In the dark early days of the Internet, a hard-working man came up with the idea that .com should not be the only commercial option. It was 1995, and programmer Christopher “Chris” Ambler, lobbied ICANN and applied for the .Web TLD. According to Ambler: “I was writing a check for $3,000 to…



Harry Potter is about to upend the publishing business in a whole new way – MarketWatch

MarketWatch.com: MarketWatch Harry Potter is about to upend the publishing business in a whole new way MarketWatch For Scholastic, printing and marketing a play is something new, according to president of Trade Publishing Ellie Berger. (It does print some plays in its classroom … The film by the same name comes out Nov. 18. There…



Furniture.co.uk domain name sells for $650,000

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: .UK domain name is one of the biggest public sales of the year. The domain name Furniture.co.uk has sold for $650,000. Buyer Graham Haynes issued a release last week announcing his purchase of the domain name through Sedo domain name broker Dave Evanson. Haynes’ release said the purchase was…



What’s coming up in September from Uniregistry?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Uniregistry has had a tremendous year, and that’s exclusively due to hard work delivered by its dedicated team. The Cayman Islands company with offices in California, has been staging a quiet revolution throughout the past 12 months. The domain industry would not be the same without it. With more than 3,000,000 domain…



Saturday Morning Thoughts & Updates

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Yesterday was a great day! If you follow my Twitter account, you know that the $10,000 Pan-Mass Challenge fundraising goal I set was met yesterday afternoon! With the help of friends and colleagues, we were able to raise $10,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, one of the best cancer research…



AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 29, 2016

By Travis M. DomainShane.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeout purchases and more from the auction list posted on July 29, 2016. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have…



Teen Entrepreneur Turns Down a $30M Buyout Offer; Feds Crackdown on Secret Real Estate Deals (Dig…

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: How to Close a Sale; Oh Great, We’re Naming Our Children After Pokémon Now; Is Marketing That Surprises The Next Big Thing? How a little-known Chinese e-retailer sells $550 million overseas; This Incredible Collection of 400 Vintage Boomboxes Is Up For Sale; How to Boost Your Brand With…



TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 7/30/2016

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: I hope everyone is have a great start to their weekend! I want to wish a Happy Birthday to my Wife Sabrina! Happy Birthday Baby! Here is today’s TNTNames.com Best of the Drop List for 7/30/2016. I will not be … → Source: Domaining     



Why Verisign Bought The .Web Domain Extension And What NOT To Expect

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: So Verisign paid $135 million to get the exclusive rights to the .web new domain name extension. But why and you should expect or rather NOT to expect? The price was very high but Verisign does not have a cash shortage and will eventually break even and begin making money of…



Go Daddy Auction Picks 7-30-16

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Go Daddy Auction Picks 7-30-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com A lot of short names today, 5817.com,Bjog.com and CFPC.com are some of the top domains on the list. Full List 5817.com bjog.com cfpc.com Chinia.com Chozle.com CreateGaming.com DroneRegistration.com dsyn.com EWC.cc Fenzon.com FineAgency.com GolfBeach.com HealthyName.com Impo… Source: Domaining     



Here’s your chance to get a ‘.tech’ domain name – now 80% off – BGR

Reporter: BGR Here’s your chance to get a ‘.tech’ domain name – now 80% off BGR The internet is getting crowded, and it’s tougher for new businesses to find the domain name that suits them. That’s why many tech enthusiasts, startups, and even giants like Microsoft and CES are getting ‘.tech’ domain names. For a…



$166k in Sales on July 29th – Chapter.com sold for $40,000 – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was chapter.com which sold for $40,000 at Flippa. NameBio recorded 216 sales for a total of $166,052 with an average sale price of $769. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 4% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount decreased…



DSAD.COM: IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, July 30th

By Josh E DomainShane.com: Have a great Weekend, buy some names. Table of Contents Main List NameJet LLLL.com’s Other LLLL’s Short Brandables Numbers One Worders and Other extensions Vape, Vegan, VR Main List Smaller.com Ends in 5 days, a site for little people to buy clothing The No Bid List CreditScoreFactor.com How do they determine…



Domain Discoveries for July 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…



Domain name transfers await guidelines – Viet Nam News

Reporter: Domain name transfers await guidelines Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The transferors and the transferees of domain names, still have to wait for guidelines on tax payments from the Ministry of Finance. This is despite a circular issued on the transfer of the right to use internet domain names assigned without … Source:…



Part 8 – Portfolio Management – Traffic Domains

Michael Gilmour: The current series of articles has really provoked some interesting discussions with a number of domain investors. What I have noticed is the high level of emotion that surrounds the whole domain traffic and optimisation debate. Many people have leapt to conclusions rather than look at the data and try to understand what…



Alphabet’s revenue up to $21.5bn off the back of mobile and video ads – The Guardian

Reporter: The Guardian Alphabet’s revenue up to $21.5bn off the back of mobile and video ads The Guardian “There’s an amazing atmosphere at Google,” said the company’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, on a conference call with investors. That is not exactly surprising. Pichai’s call was a victory lap, coming on the heels of the announcement… Source:…



GoDaddy launches new products, features targeted at entrepreneurs – Phoenix Business Journal (blog)

Reporter: Phoenix Business Journal (blog) GoDaddy launches new products, features targeted at entrepreneurs Phoenix Business Journal (blog) Scottsdale-based GoDaddy Inc. has released a new suite of services and products for entrepreneurs and small businesses. The recent launches include a new app for entrepreneurs, cloud servers in three count… Source: Domaining     



78 Marketing Tasks You Should Outsource Immediately

By Neil Patel If you’re like me, you stay busy. Running a business is a tall order in and of itself. When you throw marketing into the mix, things can quickly become overwhelming. If you haven’t felt this way yet, you’re going to feel it soon: There just aren’t enough hours in the day! Here…



Stocks close mostly higher, helped by tech firms’ earnings and a rise in oil prices – Los Angeles…

Reporter: Los Angeles Times Stocks close mostly higher, helped by tech firms’ earnings and a rise in oil prices Los Angeles Times Investors remain cautious, however. The run-up earlier this month made stocks more expensive than investors are historically comfortable with. The S&P 500 is trading at 18.5 times its expected earnings for t… Source:…



Shreveporter caught up in alleged $29M money fraud – Shreveport Times

Reporter: Shreveport Times Shreveporter caught up in alleged $29M money fraud Shreveport Times A Shreveport businessman alledgedly defrauded a Texas-based bank and a handful of investors of $29 million, a July 13 civil suit filed in Dallas County says. Three local investors … The counterclaim alleges deBerardinis created a fake business … Source: Domaining     



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