Monthly archives: October, 2016

Vertical is a SaaSy space for investors with deep pockets – Economic Times

Reporter: Economic Times Vertical is a SaaSy space for investors with deep pockets Economic Times While the success of larger players, including the likes of Salesforce and Microsoft led to startups such as Freshdesk, foraying into the horizontal SaaS landscape, industry growth is also being witnessed in the vertical SaaS domain. As opposed to… Source:…



Uniregistry : Market app for Android will be launched at NamesCon 2017

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A note with mixed news arrived from Uniregistry today, hidden inside the PPC fund transfers. Uniregistry will soon(ish) be launching the dedicated Uniregistry Market app, just like they did with the Uniregistry app for domain management. The app will handle the management of domains in the ever-so-popular Uniregistry Market, just lik… Source:…



An Amusing Offer

By Elliot Silver I regularly receive uneducated offers that some might consider “lowball” offers. I don’t take them personally, and I don’t respond rudely (if I respond at all) because I don’t generally find that to be productive. Most of the time when I respond, I simply tell the person their offer is far too…



Trump camp denies report of Russian bank being tied to Trump Organization – The Guardian

Reporter: The Guardian Trump camp denies report of Russian bank being tied to Trump Organization The Guardian However, the New York Times reported on Monday that “the FBI ultimately concluded that there could be an innocuous explanation, like a marketing email or spam, for the computer contacts”. Trump campaign press … The report, based on…



Experts question if Trump servers shared info with Russian bank – Engadget

Reporter: Engadget Experts question if Trump servers shared info with Russian bank Engadget Foer sets the scene in the following manner: The first server was registered to the Trump Organization in 2009 to send out mass emails and other marketing materials for Trump-branded products. Cybersecurity experts investigating the hack of the … A Gr… Source:…



P.a.w. Capital Corp buys $4212000 stake in Web.com Group Inc (WEB) – Market Digest

Reporter: P.a.w. Capital Corp buys $4212000 stake in Web.com Group Inc (WEB) Market Digest The Company offers Domain Name Registration and Services Do-It-For-Me Web Solutions Do-It-Yourself Web Solutions and Online Marketing Services. It offers Domain Name Registration and Services such as domain name registration transfers renewals … a… Source: Domaining     



From a $42k website purchase to a deal on Shark Tank: PotatoParcel.com

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: Finder’s Fee Agreement / Question regarding pre-appraisals / Buying a regged domain name with private whois / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain news that caught my eye today. [WANTED] –… Source: Domaining     



The Monday Media Wrap Up

By DomainTools Articles from October 23-28 That Botnet-of-Things malware is getting a nasty makeover Ars Technica | Sean Gallagher | October 27, 2016 Mirai—the malware responsible for creating a massive “botnet” of hacked Internet-connected cameras, digital video recorders, and other devices that interrupted Internet services for many last week—is still in action, according to data…



NameJet Should Broker Names That Didn’t Meet Reserve

By Elliot Silver I am a regular bidder on NameJet, and I find myself bidding on auctions that have reserve prices. Oftentimes, these auctions do not meet their reserve prices, and the domain names don’t sell. I think NameJet should try to work with sellers and bidders to close deals on domain names that did…



The Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Scannable Content

By Neil Patel Rarely do people read content from beginning to end. Maybe it’s because of our “microwave,” instant gratification culture. Maybe it’s because millions of other articles are vying for people’s attention. Or maybe it’s because reading from screens takes about 25% longer than reading from paper. Research has even indicated that readers experience…



How To Stay Out Of The Cyber House Of Horrors

By Tim Helming Did you catch that chill in the air? It’s October, and as the leaves turn orange and the cats turn black, we all know that we’re about to be visited by the 3 C’s. That’s right–Costumes, Candy, and Cybersecurity (awareness month). OK, I cheated a little bit on the 3rd C, but…



Dollar Slips as Investors Await Central Bank Meetings, US Election – Wall Street Journal

Reporter: Wall Street Journal Dollar Slips as Investors Await Central Bank Meetings, US Election Wall Street Journal The dollar slipped Monday as investors weighed U.S. economic data, upcoming central-bank meetings and the looming U.S. presidential election. The WSJ Dollar Index, which measures the U.S. currency against 16 others, was recently… Source: Domaining     



AUCTION RECAP OF OCTOBER 30, 2016

By Travis M. DomainShane.com: If you haven’t taken the time to check out the DSAD Namejet auction yet, please do. There is something for everyone in there. The auction can be found here. A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on October 30, 2016. If there…



An Amusing Offer

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I regularly receive uneducated offers that some might consider “lowball” offers. I don’t take them personally, and I don’t respond rudely (if I respond at all) because I don’t generally find that to be productive. Most of the time when I respond, I simply tell the person their offer is far…



Numbers.ae : Forget about numeric domains, get a short license plate!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The ultra-rich residents of Dubai and other Emirates, can now peruse a web site for finding a license plate that matches their needs. Costing from a “few” hundred thousand dollars, to millions, having a short numeric car plate is a must, in oil-rich Middle East. The web site Numbers.ae is offering a…



With Elections Coming – Please Vote Now for the Cover of Domainers Dictionary

By Andrew Hazen DomainSuccess.com: Last week I mentioned that we are weeks away from publishing the Domainers Dictionary (www.DomainersDictionary.com) which will assist and teach new(er) domain investors and other entrepreneurs the lingo and jargon commonly used in the domaining industry. I am currently finalizing several book cover designs and I would greatly appreci… Source: Domaining…



TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 10/31/2016!

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Welcome back to TNTNames! Happy Halloween! Thank you for visiting my site! Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 10/31/2016. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains … → Source: Domaining     



7 Recently Funded Companies Without a Matching .COM Domain Name

By James Iles NamePros.com: Recently funded companies are often blogged about by domainers, and it always proves to be a popular subject since startups and domain investors often have a lot of interaction and crossover. There was even a conference that incorporated the two this year: The Domain Startup Summit. We’ve used Crunchbase to identify…



Amazon Opening 2,000 Brick & Mortar Grocery Stores Across The US; 5 Mistakes when Ending a Sales …

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Mysterious Star Pulses May Be Alien Signals; Google AI invents its own cryptographic algorithm; no one knows how it works; Cloud Security – Can Someone Else do Security Better than Internal I.T.? A look inside Uber’s Manhattan office, where employees of the $66 billion company have wine on…



Just Added: Four New TLD Delegations

By andrew Calzone.org: Four new Top Level Domains have been delegated into the internet’s root zone file. The delegation of a Top Level Domain into the root zone file indicates that the TLD is “live” on the internet. Calzone allows you to subscribe to any TLD phase, category, or script. If you subscribe to Calzone,…



How to avoid branding nightmares – Lexology (registration)

Reporter: How to avoid branding nightmares Lexology (registration) Obtaining a domain name for your brand will help with marketing your products and/or services, as well as preventing any third parties from cyber-squatting by purchasing a domain name for the sole purpose of selling it to the brand owner. If you are … Source: Domaining     



Smiley face dot com: GoDaddy releases EMOJI search engine and domain name registration – Daily Mail

Reporter: Daily Mail Smiley face dot com: GoDaddy releases EMOJI search engine and domain name registration Daily Mail What has been preventing emoji domain names from taking off is the difficulty in registering them. That is where the new search engine steps in. ‘Until now, emoji domain names been difficult to register,’ GoDaddy said…. Source:…



RANT: Governments raise yet another UN threat to ICANN

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: ICANN’s transition away from US government oversight is not even a month old and the same old bullshit power struggles and existential threats appear to be in play as strongly as ever. Governments, via the chair of the Governmental Advisory Committee, last week yet again threatened that they could withdraw from…



Rate.com looks really good on TV

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: $725,000 domain name looks mighty nice in TV commercial. I was at the gym the other day when a commercial caught my eye: Yep, that’s Rate.com. I have to admit that it looks good on a TV screen. GuaranteedRate bought the domain name for $725,000 from the Castellos this…



Poll : Why some domainers hate gTLD domains?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Hate is a strong word, but some domain investors really hate gTLD domains. Already pushing 25 million registrations, gTLD domains were introduced by ICANN in early 2014, to expand the Internet namespace. After years of extensive lobbying by ICANN, the roll-out of gTLD domains has allowed individuals, businesses, brands and even inves……



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By DropGrabs – Webmaster DropGRABS.com: Pearl Crystal Beat 5 Piece Shell Pack, Ultra Clear (Cymbals/Hardware Sold Separately) . Today’s Treats Exclusive Research Project Sharing Some of the Results With You – For YOUR Benefit Items Below are Available for Reg Fee Researched Availability in Various Extensions .COM .NET .CO.UK and MORE Subjects Research Today Rel……



.LIVE Domain: A trend watcher and trendsetter embraces new domains

By Ashley Schwellenbach Rightside: Alex Yong, live streamer, columnist (www.column.SocialAlex.live), PR consultant, and trend watcher discusses his affinity for live streaming and approach to PR, social media, and new domains in this… The post .LIVE Domain: A trend watcher and trendsetter embraces new domains appeared first on Rightside Blog. Source: Domaining     



The Monday Media Wrap Up

By DomainTools Whois.Domaintools.com: Articles from October 23-28 That Botnet-of-Things malware is getting a nasty makeover Ars Technica | Sean Gallagher | October 27, 2016 Mirai—the malware responsible for creating a massive “botnet” of hacked Internet-connected cameras, digital video recorders, and other devices that interrupted Internet services… Source: Domaining     



NameJet Should Broker Names That Didn’t Meet Reserve

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I am a regular bidder on NameJet, and I find myself bidding on auctions that have reserve prices. Oftentimes, these auctions do not meet their reserve prices, and the domain names don’t sell. I think NameJet should try to work with sellers and bidders to close deals on domain names that…



Godaddy Inc (NYSE:GDDY) Unveils Search Engine For Emoji Web Domains – Market Exclusive

Reporter: Godaddy Inc (NYSE:GDDY) Unveils Search Engine For Emoji Web Domains Market Exclusive Godaddy Inc (NYSE:GDDY) recently unveiled a search engine for Emoji domain names. Millenials, who seem to be riding the Emoji craze can now find and own emoji-based domains and websites. The search engine launch means that you can now own a ……



Remembering Lonnie Borck – DNW Podcast #108

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: This episode is dedicated to the life of Lonnie Borck. Lonnie Borck, a colorful and well-known domain name investor, passed away earlier this month at age 47. This special episode of the Domain Name Wire Podcast is dedicated to Lonnie and the many lives he touched. We hear from…



Branding: WTF Are You Thinking

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: I don’t know…. branding is vital, so why the f#ck give your company a name of an already existing company? Don’t!!! Ex-Barclays CEO, Antony Jenkins is launching a new core digital banking platform and decides it’s a good idea to call it 10x Future Technologies. Terrible name, but whatever. People will…



How To Stay Out Of The Cyber House Of Horrors

By Tim Helming Whois.Domaintools.com: Did you catch that chill in the air? It’s October, and as the leaves turn orange and the cats turn black, we all know that we’re about to be visited by the 3 C’s. That’s right–Costumes, Candy, and Cybersecurity (awareness month). OK, I cheated a little bit on the 3rd C,…



The Comeback Kid: How .CLUB’s Colin Campbell Found Success After a $100 Million Setback

DNJournal: If you are an entrepreneur looking for invaluable advice on how to survive and thrive no matter what comes your way, our new Cover Story is for you. Source: Domaining     



Google Adsense Team on How to Stay Compliant – WebProNews

Reporter: WebProNews Google Adsense Team on How to Stay Compliant WebProNews The Google Adsense team posted this morning what they consider to be the 8 most important best practices for not violating Adsense policies and to keep your account in good standing. Most of them are rather obvious, like “don’t click your own ads” but…



$43 Million Jackpot Error (Sorry But We Can Make You A Steak!); 10 Great Ideas that Were Original…

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Why Couldn’t I Give My Child My Last Name? Can we build AI without losing control over it? Steve Jobs would probably be rather upset with what Apple has become today; Don’t Do A Podesta: Here’s how to tell if an email claiming to be from Apple, Google…



Algorithm Red Flags Potentially Dangerous Domain Names at Time of Purchase – Wall Street Journal …

Reporter: Wall Street Journal (blog) Algorithm Red Flags Potentially Dangerous Domain Names at Time of Purchase Wall Street Journal (blog) A machine-learning algorithm that can detect malicious domain names as soon as they’re purchased has peaked the interest of at least one corporate IT executive. Invented by five researchers at Princeton… Source: Domaining     



Snapchat Accused of Trademark Infringement After Changing its Name

By Andrew Hazen DomainSuccess.com: Social media app Snapchat has been accused of trademark infringement after changing its name to ‘Snap’. The complaint was filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on 25 October by social media technology company Snap Interactive following Snap Inc’s rebranding from its widely known Snapchat…



Listen to Verisign and XYZ duke it out in court

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Court of Appeals listens to arguments in false advertising case. Verisign and XYZ presented oral arguments in front of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals last week in Verisign’s false advertising lawsuit against the company that runs .XYZ. Lisa Blatt argued for Verisign and Derek Newman argued for XYZ….



MarkMonitor: Infographic The Top 20 New gTLD’s With Most Registrations by Brands

By Michael Berkens The Domains: Brand protection and corporate domain name registrar Mark Monitor published an Infographic on The Top 20 New gTLD’s that have the Most Defensive Brands Registrations The infographic is entitled “Navigating the World of New gTLDs” and lays out the top 20 most registered domain names in the new domain name…



Domain transfers : ICANN about to crack domain crime with a sledgehammer

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: ICANN is getting ready to deliver a resounding blow to domain crime, by changing the domain transfer process, once again. Nine years after the latest rules of domain transfers changed, the new procedure complicates things for domain investors. No longer will a simple change, such as editing a letter in the name…



Pheenix announces partnership with Escrow.com, domain seller platform and new backorder pricing

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Pheenix announced some new features and changes that have just been completed. It announced a new partnership with Escrow.com, a new domain seller platform and new pricing for domain name backorders. Escrow.com and Pheenix.com are now partners. The deal took a while to complete but Escrow.com and Pheenix.com are now officially…



$89k in Sales on October 30th – Lobi.com sold for $14,188 – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: NameJet had the top sale of the day for two days in a row, this time it was lobi.com which sold for $14,188. NameBio recorded 150 sales for a total of $88,693 with an average sale price of $591. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 3% in the…



WeWork Recovers 40 Domain Names in WIPO Dispute

By Andrew Hazen DomainSuccess.com: Multinational shared workspace company WeWork has successfully recovered 40 domain names in a dispute at the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center. The domains, which include joinwe.work, newework.com, welivewework.com and weworkoffice.com, owned by Michael Chiriac, were registered between… Source: Domaining     



The Brandable Insider: What’s Going On at the Pheenix Marketplace?

By Keith deBoer DNGeek.com: To be successful I need an edge over the mob of domainers that are scanning the drops at Go Daddy every day. For that reason I like to snoop around the non-mainstream marketplaces in hopes of finding an overlooked, brandable gem. One such marketplace is Pheenix.com. Last year DNgeek reported on…



MS Dhoni and Rhiti Sports evict cybersquatter from using his name in website – The Indian Express

Reporter: The Indian Express MS Dhoni and Rhiti Sports evict cybersquatter from using his name in website The Indian Express Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rhiti Sports Management Private Limited have secured a relief from the WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Center at Geneva which evicted a cyber squatter from using his name in the domain name…



Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rhiti Sports evict cybersquatter from msdhoni.Com – India.com

Reporter: India.com Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rhiti Sports evict cybersquatter from msdhoni.Com India.com New Delhi, Oct 31 : Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rhiti Sports Management Private Limited have secured a relief from the WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Center at Geneva which evicted a cyber squatter from using his name in the domain name ‘w… Source:…



Two (Almost) Parallel Worlds

By Andrei Domaining Tips: The industry has changed and if you’re expecting the “good old days” back, you will in my opinion be disappointed. In my opinion, you as a domain investor have to understand that there are two almost parallel worlds in our industry right now: 1) Traditional Domaining … or, if you will,…



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

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: Here are today’s names. Click for current price. Names I Like with Multiple Bids ESXN.com Most likely gets a few typo of ESPN Muffler.net Not a bad dot net for under $60 (at press time) Photoscope.com The entire Internet is built on photos. 16 years old MassAnalytics.com And data InvestmentBooks.com Ironically the…



Asgardia.space – The space nation enters the new age of the Internet – SpaceFlight Insider

Reporter: SpaceFlight Insider Asgardia.space – The space nation enters the new age of the Internet SpaceFlight Insider The official webpage of this trending space nation uses the new domain extension .SPACE. .SPACE is the definitive web address of the space industry and the global community of space enthusiasts, students, professionals and res… Source: Domaining     



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