Monthly archives: September, 2016

Domainer Comics : The End of the Internet era

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Welcome to another edition of Domainer Comics, the open-ended coverage of current domain industry events. Sometimes, it’s about fun subjects, other times it’s about serious subjects. Today, October 1st, 2016 marks the end of the Internet era as we know it. Effective today, IANA, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority res… Source: Domaining…



Bloomberg ‘Really’ Out as PresidentMikeBloomberg.com Expires

By Andrew Hazen DomainSuccess.com: Even though Mike Bloomberg announced on March 7, 2016 that he would not run for President, it wasn’t until yesterday, that the domain name PresidentMikeBloomberg.com and PresidentMichaelBloomberg.com “expired” and are now (as of this writing) available for hand registration while ,net, .org, .biz and .info are all s… Source: Domaining     



Internet Oversight Transfer Clears Hurdles To Take Place Saturday – Fortune

Reporter: Fortune Internet Oversight Transfer Clears Hurdles To Take Place Saturday Fortune The U.S. Department of Commerce is due to cede stewardship of ICANN, or the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, as scheduled after a lawsuit seeking to halt the transition was denied by a federal judge in Texas on Friday. The U.S….



15 Things You Need in Place for Creating Your Personal Brand

By Neil Patel When you think about it, a personal brand is one of the most useful things you can build. It’s powerful. It’s valuable. It’s killer. But it also takes a considerable amount of work. As I’ve built my personal brand over the past few years, I’ve discovered that one’s personal brand doesn’t merely…



.CLUB will no longer recapture and reserve deleting domain names

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Starting October 1, .CLUB will no longer recapture and reserve deleting domain names as the registry As you may know, in the past, as a registry .club has often recovered certain valuable deleting names and reserved them for release as tiered premium names through the registrar channel. The registry has heard…



Judge denies block on Internet address transfer – USA TODAY

Reporter: USA TODAY Judge denies block on Internet address transfer USA TODAY The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, has been in charge of the master list of Internet address since 1998, under a contract with the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Internet handov… Source: Domaining     



Major shakeup: Tucows sending expired domain names to GoDaddy Auctions

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Tucows shifts expired domain inventory to GoDaddy. In a major shakeup in the expired domain name market, GoDaddy Auctions has begun auctioning off Tucows’ expired domain name inventory. This is the first time GoDaddy has sold a third-party registrar’s expired domain name inventory. I reached out to GoDaddy after…



Court rejects last minute plea to halt IANA contract handover

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Judge denies motion; U.S. contract with ICANN will expire tonight. United States District Judge George Hanks has denied a request for an injunction to stop the United States from allowing its contract with ICANN for IANA functions to expire. Four states filed suit this week in district court in…



Internet handover is go-go-go! ICANN to take IANA from US govt – The Register

TheRegister: The Register Internet handover is go-go-go! ICANN to take IANA from US govt The Register At 12.01am Washington DC time, the US government will walk away from the IANA contract, which has defined how the internet has grown and been structured for nearly 20 years, and hand it over to non-profit organization ICANN. Nothing…



Breaking: Judge rules ICANN handover will happen!

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The IANA transition is set to go ahead after a Texas judge ruled in favor of the US Federal government tonight. Here’s the judge’s decision (pdf) This is a breaking story. More when we have it. Related posts: ICANN handover in jeopardy as Texas leads lawsuit against US government It’s open…



G Suite: Major Google Rebrand Without Domain Name

By Elliot Silver Yesterday afternoon, I received several emails from Google with an eye catching subject: [IMPORTANT] Introducing G Suite, formerly Google Apps. In the email Google said, “Today, we’re introducing a new name that better reflects this mission: G Suite.” The entire rebranding announcement can be found on a Google blog post. Despite the…



Digital Domain Introduces CITIC Limited and SoftBank China Venture Capital as Strategic Investors…

Reporter: Digital Domain Introduces CITIC Limited and SoftBank China Venture Capital as Strategic Investors Business Wire (press release) HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Digital Domain Holdings Limited (the “Company” or “Digital Domain”; SEHK stock code: 547), creator and proprietor of visual effects content and the parent company of the award-win… Source: Domaining     



Domain names and branding the Chinese way

By Kassey Lee TLDInvestors.com: Lately I’ve been thinking about the idea of branding the Chinese way. As I understand it, branding is about associating products or services with a name. Global brands such as Nike spend million dollars every year in advertising and promotion so that when I think running shoes I think Nike or…



Convincing A Buyer That Knows You Hand Registered A Domain, It’s Worth More

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: Trademarking a VR domain / GWhat was your “slowest” domain sale so far? / 1234.xyz sold for $ 2250 at west.xyz / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain news that caught my eye… Source: Domaining     



Long Island Domainers Meetup Scheduled for October

By Andrew Hazen DomainSuccess.com: Long Island Domainers is a group for domainers living in the Long Island area. We have a common interest in learning and sharing what we know about domain names. We are domain investors, buyers and sellers, domain brokers, domain developers, domain flippers, domain attorneys, and people working in the industry. John…



.Global domains turn 2 years old (average premium domain sales price is $2,751)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: .GLOBAL domains turned 2 this month. .Global was launched 9 September 2014. The number of premium domains sold is 253. The average sales price per premium domain sold is $ 2,751 USD. 8189 domain are still reserved as premium domains. 5989 of these domains have fixed prices and are available through…



Now You Can Sign Up for a “.shopping” Domain Name – Apparel Magazine

Reporter: Now You Can Sign Up for a “.shopping” Domain Name Apparel Magazine Donuts Inc. has opened the “dot-shopping” (.shopping) domain extension to the public, providing online retailers, brands, businesses and shopping enthusiasts with yet another opportunity to craft meaningful digital identities using “not-com&qu… Source: Domaining     



Now You Can Sign Up for a “.shopping” Domain Name – Apparel Magazine

Reporter: Now You Can Sign Up for a “.shopping” Domain Name Apparel Magazine Donuts Inc. has opened the “dot-shopping” (.shopping) domain extension to the public, providing online retailers, brands, businesses and shopping enthusiasts with yet another opportunity to craft meaningful digital identities using “not-com&qu… Source: Domaining     



What do you have for $100 ?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Over the summer we did a couple of posts that allowed readers to post their best name and what they had for sale for $2,500 or less. With this post tell everyone what you got for $100, I know it’s not a lot and no one should expect anything premium….



Top Topics: My First Big Domain Sale; Do 99% of Investors Lose Money?

By James Iles NamePros.com: A discussion was published yesterday regarding five-letter .COM domains, with the title telling visitors that there was potentially some “good news” for this category. I see very little good news in the five-letter .COM market! The Chinese domain market has been something I’ve been studying extensively for an upcoming project, and…



Hard to be a virgin in 2016 : VirginReality.com domain lost in UDRP

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The challenges of being a virgin for religious purposes are big in our time and era. The registrant of the domain VirginReality.com decided to create a reality show demonstrating exactly that. Virgin Enterprises Limited of London, United Kingdom, decided that the dictionary word “virgin” is solely theirs, and filed a UDRP… Source:…



Dot Club will no longer recapture deleting names as the registry

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Dot Club wrote on their blog today that they will no longer scoop up deleting .club names that they deem as valuable. The only exception being registry reserved names. Hopefully down the line they would even allow those domains to drop. The chance of getting something truly premium builds a…



From Snapchat to Snap : Not a great rebranding idea

By Acro Acro: The recent rebranding of Snapchat to Snap, and the assorted “upgrade” of the corporate domain to Snap.com, generated positive commentary in the domain community. Going from Snapchat.com to Snap.com might seem like an upgrade at first. But in my opinion, it’s a brand downgrade. Old school domain investors follow a sp… Source:…



Rockstars of the .GAMES world

By Myke Okuhara Rightside: Launching a new gTLD into General Availability is always an exciting time, and .GAMES has been no exception. Aside from being a time to watch the registration numbers swiftly ticking up, it’s also… The post Rockstars of the .GAMES world appeared first on Rightside Blog. Source: Domaining     



.Global just dumped a lot of interesting data

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Renewal rates, premium sales and more shed light on the .global top level domain name. The .Global top level domain name just turned 2, and the company has released some interesting data to mark the occasion. It can be difficult to get good data on new top level domains,…



Sedo updates domain parking terms to cover its ass

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Sedo is updating its Domain Parking Terms & Conditions and the revised terms will go into effect November 1, 2016. You can preview the updated agreements here: Domain Parking Terms & Conditions. You can see the old terms here. Here is a quick summary of what is changing: Sedo’s Domain Parking…



AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

By Travis M. DomainShane.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 29, 2016. If you would like to submit names to be considered for inclusion in the upcoming October DSAD Namejet auction you can list them here or use the white button at the…



G Suite: Major Google Rebrand Without Domain Name

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Yesterday afternoon, I received several emails from Google with an eye catching subject: [IMPORTANT] Introducing G Suite, formerly Google Apps. In the email Google said, “Today, we’re introducing a new name that better reflects this mission: G Suite.” The entire rebranding announcement can be found on a Google blog … Source:…



Domain parking : Sedo updates its terms and conditions

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Sedo sent out an email updating its terms and conditions, as they apply to domain parking services. The PPC provider has outlined the changes per below: Generation of Click Balance and Payment Right to Terminate Service and Effect of Termination Advertising Keywords Regarding the Click Balance terms, the terms are partially as…



Why Snapchat’s Spectacles Can Succeed Where Google Glass Failed; Debt.com Signs Endorsement Deal

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Snapchat Rebrands to Snap; Acquired Snap.com Back in June; Spectacles.com in May; How to tell if it is time for a new job; Wal-Mart explores offering fulfillment services to its marketplace sellers; YouTube-to-MP3 Converter Site Sued by Major Record Labels; Shellanoo Group sells anonymous app BLINDSPOT and MrC…



Daily Domain Picks 9-30-16

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 9-30-16 ForexAccount.com closed at $7,605 on DropCatch yesterday. I thought this was a solid buy. Forex is one of the better paying keywords. Go Daddy Auction Picks 9-30-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Mostly brandables on the list today, CloudCarrier.com I liked and CuteSuit.com but they got renewed this morning…….



Présidentielles 2017 et cybersquatting : qui a la meilleure stratégie numérique ? – SafeBrands (B…

Reporter: SafeBrands (Blog) Présidentielles 2017 et cybersquatting : qui a la meilleure stratégie numérique ? SafeBrands (Blog) Les autres candidats comme Jean François Copé, Hervé Mariton, Nadine Morano et NKM possèdent chacun un portefeuille de 10 noms de domaine. Les domainers et les cybersquatteurs ne voyant aucun potentiel à tirer, l’… Source: Domaining     



TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 9/30/2016

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Welcome back to TNTNames.com! Thank you for checking out my lists! Here is today’s TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 9/30/2016. All of the names below will drop in the next 3 hours at the time of this posting. … → Source: Domaining     



SiberName Creates FAQ on ICANN’s New Domain Transfer Policy

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: SiberName has created an FAQ page on its website to help the public understand the new ICANN transfer policy changes and be better prepared for them (the changes involve standardizing “inter-registrar” and “inter-registrant” domain transfers). This new policy will increase … → Source: Domaining     



$135k in Sales on September 29th – Samway.com sold for $9,350 – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: Sedo had the top sale of the day for three days in a row. The top sale of the day was samway.com which sold for $9,350. NameBio recorded 196 sales for a total of $134,530 with an average sale price of $686. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of…



Available Domains That Can Be Businesses

By Andrew Hazen DomainSuccess.com: Everyday I personally scan hundreds if not thousands of expired domain names, which are now available for hand registration (i.e. less than $10). As I scan for the ‘needles in the haystack’ I discover domain names that are very descriptive, brandable and also have domain age as well as backlinks and…



Where can I find an expert?

By Mike Sullivan SullysBlog.com: Nicholas Rishwain is the VP of Client Relations & Development at Experts.com. Experts.com was established to allow professionals a platform to showcase their areas of Expertise. Since 1994, they have been providing millions of users worldwide with access to specialized knowledge. Mike: Nick, what is it that Experts.com does? Wha… Source:…



Corporate Domain Movers: Watson.com, Hangables.com + More

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Welcome to Domain Movers, where DotWeekly keeps track of corporate domain name purchases, registrations and more. Here are the results of this monitoring for the past couple of days: WeRocket.com has been acquired by a currently unknown MarkMonitor client, for an undisclosed amount. Time Inc. has taken ownership of the domain…



GoDaddy Sells Premium Generic Domain Name Decals.com

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: GoDaddy has sold the premium generic domain name Decals.com, which was part of the NameFind domain name portfolio. This was a past Marchex domain name which GoDaddy acquired its domain name portfolio for about $28 Million in April 2015. The domain name has been purchased by Lakes Area Graphix and Signworx…



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

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: This weekend I have our big Kids day and fall festival. It started as a birthday party for my daughter. I would rent a giant slide and a pony and have her friends over for a party. If some kids showed up they could ride and slide. Every year more kids would…



Hedge fund data in the public domain, at last – Moneyweb.co.za

Reporter: Hedge fund data in the public domain, at last Moneyweb.co.za This figure is made up of R12 billion invested in “Retail Investor Hedge Funds” (those that are obliged to operate under relatively more stringent regulations) and R61 billion invested in “Qualified Investor Hedge Funds”, (those with a higher … and more Source: Domaining     



Domain Discoveries for September 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…



GoDaddy Just Sold Another Two NNN.com Domains | Chinese Market Daily Report on 9-30-2016

By Sunny DNQueen.net: DOMAIN SALES Another double pinyin domain of ganggang.com (means “just now” “Steel” in Chinese) was sold for a ¥700,000 CNY price (approximately $104,700 USD) in an auction. Wawai.com was sold for a seven-figure price sixteen days ago, double pinyin domains are still very popular in China. Bj.net was acquired by Chinese domainer…



SiberName Creates FAQ On ICANN’s New Domain Transfer Policy – HostReview.com (press release)

HostReview.com: SiberName Creates FAQ On ICANN’s New Domain Transfer Policy HostReview.com (press release) SiberName has created an FAQ page on its website to help the public understand the new ICANN transfer policy changes and be better prepared for them (the changes involve standardizing “inter-registrar” and “inter-registrant&q… Source: Domaining     



SiberName Creates FAQ on ICANN’s New Domain Transfer Policy – PR Web (press release)

Reporter: SiberName Creates FAQ on ICANN’s New Domain Transfer Policy PR Web (press release) SiberName has created an FAQ page on its website to help the public understand the new ICANN transfer policy changes and be better prepared for them (the changes involve standardizing “inter-registrar” and “inter-registrant” dom… Source: Domaining     



Domain Registrar SiberName Gives .SHOP Domain Shoppers a Boost – PR Web (press release)

Reporter: Domain Registrar SiberName Gives .SHOP Domain Shoppers a Boost PR Web (press release) Once this app is downloaded onto a smartphone, users can use it to register a .shop domain, build a mobile-friendly website using an intuitive interface, and add shop product photos into the new website. The app even does local search engine…



UDRP Filed Against Hottie.com

By Elliot Silver A UDRP has been filed against the descriptive Hottie.com domain name at the World Intellectual Property Organization. the UDRP is WIPO case #D2016-1975. According to Urban Dictionary, a hottie is “A very attractive person; can be either male or female.” For instance, I regularly call my wife a “hottie.” The Hottie.com domain…



U.S. to Hand Over Control of the Internet ‘Address Book’ to ICANN – The Root

Reporter: The Root U.S. to Hand Over Control of the Internet ‘Address Book’ to ICANN The Root I rise today to discuss the significant, irreparable damage this proposed Internet giveaway could wreak not only on our nation but on free speech across the world.” ICANN says these assertions by Republicans are unfounded. “The US government…



A Look at New gTLDs Numbers… We’re Doing Good – CircleID

CircleID.com: A Look at New gTLDs Numbers… We’re Doing Good CircleID Like it or not, new gTLDs are here and they’re here to stay. If it is still common to read that the ICANN new gTLD program was a failure and few users are using new domain names, numbers show the opposite. I recently read…



Trump in Cuba : Did the Republican candidate register these domains?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Newsweek reported that Donald Trump’s organization secretly conducted business in Cuba, violating the US trade embargo against the communist country. The company allegedly spent at least $68,000 dollars in Cuba in 1998; the funds were funneled through an American consulting firm, according to Newsweek. Sure enough, the hashtag … Source: Domaining     



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