Monthly archives: August, 2016

ICANN : IANA is ready to relinquish control of the Internet, god-willing

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The United States Department of Commerce, sent an official notice to ICANN yesterday, regarding the final stage of the Internet control transition. The notice indicates that it is still NTIA’s intent to allow the contract to expire as of October 1, 2016, “barring any significant impediment.” There is no clear definition o……



Buying: CVCV.com / Wtb any LLLL.com will pay low xxx$ + 2 domains

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: How to register 2 word domains? / Appraise: Escrow .pro / AgentCloud.com Sold for $6,100; 12570.com for $4,000 / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain news that caught my eye today. CarbonCamera(.)com – Does… Source: Domaining     



Mattermark has a pretty slick Chrome extension

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: When it comes to collecting and validating real data about startups it’s safe to say that Mattermark takes the cake. I’m probably late to the party on this one but today I learned that they have a pretty slick Chrome extension that makes it insanely easy to do a deep dive into…



Chinese domain market report : LL .com sold, plus the usual crap from China

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: China‘s manufacturing capabilities are insane; the world’s 2nd largest economy creates almost everything that American consumers buy for Christmas. They also make every god damn firework Americans use for July 4th. With the anticipated launch of the Apple iPhone 7 on September 7th, one thing is certain: China’s econ… Source: Domaining     



A tale of two domain purchases – Practical Ecommerce

Reporter: A tale of two domain purchases Practical Ecommerce We’ve all been there. We have a great idea for a company and we log onto a domain registrar. We type our dream domain name, hit enter, and bam. Someone is sitting on it, doing nothing. We try a few other permutations and they’re already taken,…



Summer Doldrums Are Here – Year’s Slowest Sales Week Arrives Just Ahead of Labor Day Weekend

DNJournal: Combine summer – already known as the slowest season for domain sales – with an upcoming 3-day national holiday weekend that marks the unofficial end of summer and the end result was the slowest sales week of the year. Details in our latest weekly sales report. Source: Domaining     



Ransom Paid for DavidAndGoliath.com

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Usually a company wants to find it’s way to owning a short LL or LLL.com domain name. They have a long multi word name that many find arduous to constantly type out, especially on mobile. Well one El Segundo-based ad agency wanted the exact opposite. David & Goliath had to…



DomainTools Employee Spotlight – Josh Hou

By Kelsey LaBelle Back in March, I was honored to write my first employee spotlight (which brought our own Timothy Crosley into the limelight, pun intended). Now, it is my distinct pleasure to share some important information about our one and only Josh Hou. Not only is Josh an outstanding member of our back-end engineering…



Enom Begins Offering Google Apps for Work Integration – Yahoo Finance

Reporter: Enom Begins Offering Google Apps for Work Integration Yahoo Finance 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Enom (enom.com), the world’s second-largest domain registrar, is now offering Google Apps for Work. The cloud-based productivity and collaboration suite will be available across all Enom channels—retail customers, … and more&nb… Source: Domaining     



7 Mobile Apps I Use For Domaining

By James Iles NamePros.com: One of the attractions of being a domain investor is that it can be done from anywhere in the world, at any time of the day or night. In the past, desktop or laptop computers were required to maintain portfolios and perform daily tasks, but with the increasing power of mobile…



Why did Chinese company Yumi.com send out fear-mongering spam?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Last week, we shared information about a Chinese domain services company that blasted owners of short domains, with spam. The emails, targeted owners of premium LLL .com and LLLL .com domains en masse, most likely after extracting data from the WHOIS. We have now confirmed that the company behind this spam blast…



NameJet System Interruption

By Elliot Silver I get quite a bit of email from NameJet on a daily basis, and admittedly, I don’t read everything I receive. Yesterday afternoon, I received an abnormal email announcing a “system interruption” that impacted quite a few auctions that closed while the website was not functioning properly. As a result, these auctions…



Rightside® to Participate at the 2016 Deutsche Bank Technology Conference on September 13, 2016 -…

Reporter: Rightside® to Participate at the 2016 Deutsche Bank Technology Conference on September 13, 2016 GlobeNewswire (press release) The company, with its affiliates, is a leading provider of domain name services, offering one of the industry’s most comprehensive platforms for the discovery, registration, usage, and monetization of doma… Source: Domaining     



AgentTesla campaign engages in cybersquatting to host and deliver spyware – SC Magazine

Reporter: SC Magazine AgentTesla campaign engages in cybersquatting to host and deliver spyware SC Magazine Researchers at Zscaler recently discovered a new spyware campaign that used cybersquatting techniques to host, distribute and command-and-control the AgentTesla keylogger via a domain whose name was strikingly similar to Chesapeake, Virg… Source: Domaining     



Dell’s e-commerce site tops IR’s monthly performance index – InternetRetailer.com

Reporter: Dell’s e-commerce site tops IR’s monthly performance index InternetRetailer.com E-Commerce Sales · Top 500 U.S. E-Retailers · Second 500 U.S. E-Retailers · Web-Only Merchants · Retail Chains · Consumer-Brand Manufacturers · Catalogers · Top 500 European E-Retailers · Top… Source: Domaining     



LLLL and More 4 Characters Research – Results Availability – Reg Fee Opps

By DropGrabs – Webmaster DropGRABS.com: . . Four Character Domains Available For Reg Fee Research for Availability in the Following Extensions .COM .NET .BIZ .US .TV .MOBI .CO.UK Lots of Potential as Abbreviations For Example: AEDM Google that… LOTS of POTENTIAL WITH THAT ONE and there are others… LOOK BELOW for Dozens of Reg Fee…



Inside the Apple tax bombshell: Why it’s not good for anyone (especially Apple) – Los Angeles Times

Reporter: Los Angeles Times Inside the Apple tax bombshell: Why it’s not good for anyone (especially Apple) Los Angeles Times It did so, the EC said, by treating the profits of Apple Operations and Apple Sales International, two subsidiaries, in a way that “did not correspond to economic reality.” The profits of the two units…



Top 35 Blogging Ideas That Are Guaranteed to Be Popular

By Neil Patel Blogging with a purpose increases market share, consumer engagement, revenue growth, and ROI. Of course, you want to do that. I mean, just look at this: But a lot of people I know are still stuck on the fundamental question: What do we blog about? For brands, the question is easy enough…



DropCatch lowers certain backorders to $15 dollars per domain

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: DropCatch, the domain drop-catching service operating from DropCatch.com, has made an announcement regarding its pricing of certain domains. According to their email, .ORG domain backorders will be discounted for the entire month of September, down to $15 dollars. Regularly priced at $59 dollars, such backorders would help boost the … Source: Domaining…



Wolters Kluwer’s CCH® SureTax® Solution Achieves Certified Integration with SAP® ECC 6.0 – Yahoo …

Reporter: Wolters Kluwer’s CCH® SureTax® Solution Achieves Certified Integration with SAP® ECC 6.0 Yahoo Finance As a result of the certified integration, CCH SureTax now provides SAP users with real-time address validation and sales tax calculations for over 1,500 distinct products and services including specialty markets such as food, re… Source: Domaining     



Interview with Doron Vermaat of Efty and DnGeek

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Today we are chatting with the man behind DNGeek.com and Efty, Doron Vermaat. 1) How did you get involved in domaining ? I co-founded an employment website for the Greater China region in 2006. That company didn’t make it and was shut down four years later. The domain, which was administered…



Internet sales tax : A serious threat to the domain investor community?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Republican Congressman, Bob Goodlatte, is currently introducing a bill enabling sales taxation on the Internet. In 1997, the federal government decided to limit taxation of Internet activity for a period of time. According to Wikipedia: The Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) prohibits taxes on Internet access, which is defined as a serv……



Results From The First .Shop Domain Name Auction

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Yesterday, GMO Registry partnered with Alibaba Group to hold the first ever auction of .shop domain names. That was the first opportunity to bid for .shop premium names. Around 20 names were put up for auction, under the theme of “shopping”. The auction targeted the Chinese market and featured numbers that…



Fashion Metric embraces latest burkini popularity with new clothing line

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Fashion Metric, the brain child of domain investor and entrepreneur, Morgan Linton, is expanding its manufacturing with a new clothing line. Inspired by the latest popularity of burkini in France, Fashion Metric’s unique and patented sizing algorithms will now embrace this untapped market. “We’re always looking for … Source: Domaining     



AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 30, 2016

By Travis M. DomainShane.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 30, 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 had…



Deals Stoke Criticism Over US’s Plan to End Internet Oversight – Wall Street Journal

Reporter: Wall Street Journal Deals Stoke Criticism Over US’s Plan to End Internet Oversight Wall Street Journal Icann handles the internet’s technical operations, including the crucial domain-name system, under a longstanding arrangement with the U.S. government. Icann also oversees the firms that run many of the internet’s top-le… Source: Domaining     



DomainTools Employee Spotlight – Josh Hou

By Kelsey LaBelle Whois.Domaintools.com: Back in March, I was honored to write my first employee spotlight (which brought our own Timothy Crosley into the limelight, pun intended). Now, it is my distinct pleasure to share some important information about our one and only Josh Hou. Not only is Josh an outstanding member of our back-end…



.GIVES Domain: Online marketing for a cause

By Ashley Schwellenbach Rightside: Noa Leroy, founder of WatchAnD.Gives (www.watchand.gives) discusses the world-changing potential of online marketing and appeal of .GIVES in this week’s My Side of the Dot™. Where are you based? The post .GIVES Domain: Online marketing for a cause appeared first on Rightside Blog. Source: Domaining     



With 2016 CIRA Board Election Underway Industry Veteran Frank Michlick Deserves Your Support

DNJournal: The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), who administers Canada’s .CA ccTLD is currently holding their 2016 Board of Directors election. Industry veteran Frank Michlick is especially well qualified for a board seat but he needs your support to represent our community. Source: Domaining     



NotebookAndEarth.xyz & more: Celebrate 1 million .xyz registrations at Namecheap in this week’s #…

By Team XYZ Gen.XYZ: Namecheap has been showing .xyz a lot of love recently, and it’s not just because we turned 2 in June. No – this week we are recognizing Namecheap for a truly historic achievement – reaching their 1,000,000th .xyz registration. In honor of this amazing accomplishment, we are delighted to highlight some…



Mo’ Growth Mo’ Problems: What They Don’t Tell You About Leading a Fast-Growing Company

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: The 1% Have Nothing Better To Do: This painting that your kindergarten kid could do just sold for $46.5 million at Sotheby’s in New York; Don’t Lose Sight Of What Makes You Great; 8 Traits of Investable Founders and Teams; Change is the only constant: Crafting your talent…



NameJet System Interruption

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I get quite a bit of email from NameJet on a daily basis, and admittedly, I don’t read everything I receive. Yesterday afternoon, I received an abnormal email announcing a “system interruption” that impacted quite a few auctions that closed while the website was not functioning properly. As a result, these…



Former GoDaddy counsel Christine Jones likely headed to Washington

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Race hasn’t been called, but Jones leads with all precincts reporting. It looks like former GoDaddy chief counsel and EVP Christine Jones is headed to Washington. Jones narrowly defeated Andy Biggs in the Republican primary for U.S. Representative District 5 in Arizona yesterday. Jones took 30% of the vote…



TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 8/31/2016

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Here is today’s TNTNames.com Best of the Drop List for 8/31/2016. You have about 4 1/2 hours to back order these at the time of this posting which is around 08:30 AM CST. I will not be back-ordering or bidding … → Source: Domaining     



Internet Crook, Using a Deceptive Domain Name, Masquerades as Donald Trump Online to Siphon Milli…

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Domain name at the center of deception. Meet the man siphoning money from Donald Trump’s namesake domain. Says Mike Mann: “Internet crooks, using the almost-endless number of new web addresses, have used them to masquerade as legitimate companies in order to defraud idle browsers and steal their details….



$133k in Sales on August 30th – Hexo.com sold for $10,000 – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was a tie between hexo.com which sold at Flippa and napaconnect.com which sold at Sedo, both for $10,000. NameBio recorded 215 sales for a total of $132,710 with an average sale price of $617. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 31% in…



Donuts lowering prices for .business and .company domain names

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Expect to pay $10 or less starting October 1. New top level domain name registrar Donuts is continuing to play with pricing. Earlier this year it announced a 50% wholesale price hike for ten domain names, including as .dog, .camera and .plumbing. The price hike goes into effect October…



15 Companies that Understand Generic Domains

By Mike Sullivan SullysBlog.com: Generic, keyword dot com domains are pretty damn awesome. You’ll hear different perspectives from different people. Some will say the value has slipped over the years while others will say that they are more valuable than ever. Regardless of your position, there is no denying that great domains should be put…



Sabal Capital Management Reduces It Stake In Rightside by 10%

By Michael Berkens The Domains: According to tradecalls.com; Sabal Capital Management reduced its stake in Rightside Group Ltd by 10.0% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 312,868 shares of Rightside Group Ltd which is valued at $3,707,486 after selling 34,746 shares in Rightside Group Ltd ,…



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

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: You can tell things are starting to heat up again in the domain industry as we head into fall. Good LLLL.coms are moving up in price. One word dot coms are selling and for solid prices. Inventory is tight which is good if you have inventory. All things point to a monster…



Go Daddy Auction Picks 8-31-16

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Go Daddy Auction Picks 8-31-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Good variety today, a couple 5N.coms which are already over $2,000. A couple LLL.co and a bunch of 4L.com. NextPair.com and MegaTouch.com are a couple two worders that are worth a spec in my opinion. Full List 38691.com 82761.com AccelerationProgram.com BabySuite.com BooksN… Source:…



Domain Discoveries for August 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…



NameJet Auction Picks 8-31-16

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: NameJet auction picks for 8/31/16 Powered by TLDpros.com These are all public auctions, so anyone can participate, no backorder needed. No reserve. unserviced.com Bids: 21 High Bid: $79 unpair.com Bids: 34 High Bid: $232 thumbwheels.com Bids: 25 High Bid: $210 proxylight.com Bids: 12 High Bid: $150 traduction.tv Bids: 9 High Bid:…



An Integrated Commodity Trading Market in China Is Selling Subdomains Publicly! | Chinese Market …

By Echo DNQueen.net: DOMAIN SALES Double pinyin domain DuDong.com(Du: read, Dong: understand) was sold for $50,000 USD and it has been built into a media website specialized in New OTC Market. Domainer Muxing sold a double pinyin domain Xipu.com for six figure CNY fee to an end user buyer. LLLL.com chip bjwt.com was sold for…



Google team trains IBA students on monetizing products – Dawn – DAWN.com

Reporter: Google team trains IBA students on monetizing products – Dawn DAWN.com KARACHI: In the first-ever tech-talk by Google in Pakistan, a team of two experts from Singapore on Tuesday gave training to students, bloggers, writers, … Google team holds informative session at IBA | Business RecorderBusiness Recorder (press release) (re… Source: Domaining     



Uniregistry : Cryptic message unveils more changes arriving in September

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A rather cryptic message from Uniregistry arrived this fine evening, hinting of more changes coming up in September. That’s right, August is almost over, so here’s what the email from Uniregistry had to say: “Today Uniregistry released the 3 apostles build of our Uniregistry market. You’ll notice leads/inquiries are… Source: Domaining     



Monetizing your domains with mini sites

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: Why 2/3 Letters.com have More Value? / The Domainer’s Prayer / BusinessAttorney.com Sold for $12,750; GreenVita.com for €10,000 / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain news that caught my eye today. I have just… Source: Domaining     



Joanne the Scammer Was Behind That Mysterious Drake and Rihanna Countdown Hoax – New York Magazine

Reporter: New York Magazine Joanne the Scammer Was Behind That Mysterious Drake and Rihanna Countdown Hoax New York Magazine In addition, Drake’s site and his OVO domain use GoDaddy as a registrar. If Drake was the person who set up the site, it’s not insane to believe that he would probably have used GoDaddy again….



Divyank Turakhia on CNBC

By Elliot Silver Last week, I wrote about the news that Media.net was being acquired for $900 million. Although this was not explicitly domain name investment news, the fact that Media.net was founded by longtime domain industry veterans Divyank and Bhavin Turakhia made this noteworthy. Shortly after the news of the acquisition, CNBC posted an…



Sedo Weekly Sales Led by DataMesh.com

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Sedo reported their weekly sales this week and the top sale was DataMesh.com for $25,000. Very few other gtld sales this week, acutally only three. Top .com: datamesh.com at 25,000 USD Top ccTLD: cycle.in at 16,500 USD Top “other” TLD: ehf.org at 9,888 USD .COMs datamesh.com 25,000 USD stylebooks.com 11,995…



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