Monthly archives: November, 2016

First Of Its Kind .AT Short Domain Auction Garners $1 Million In Sales – HostReview.com (press re…

HostReview.com: First Of Its Kind .AT Short Domain Auction Garners $1 Million In Sales HostReview.com (press release) Boston, MA – From November 7-28, Sedo, the world’s largest domain marketplace and monetization provider and .AT, the official Registry of Austria hosted a very successful three-part auction series for short domains. In total more… Source: Domaining     



PigeonForge.com: Disaster Relief In Sevier County

By Elliot Silver I have a great deal of respect for Jessica Bookstaff Doppelt, who is the owner of PigeonForge.com. Jessica has been an active member of the small geodomain name community, and she was always been happy to offer tips and feedback when I began working on my own geographic domain name websites. As…



Here’s how a 26 year-old is making up to $30,000 per Snap on Snapchat

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: You probably already knew that there were You Tubers out there making millions of dollars a year. If you didn’t, read this. The most popular You Tuber, known as PewDiePie makes a whopping $12M/year and has amassed over over 40 million subscribers. Sure, you might not watch, but millions of people are…



Two-Letter .Com Sells for Over $3.7 Million in the Year’s Highest Reported Sale to Date

DNJournal: With just one month left in the 2016 sales season we have a new king of the hill. In the biggest domain sale reported so far this year a Chinese company forked over more than $3.7 million for a 2-letter .com. Source: Domaining     



[POLL] – Who is your role model in the domain industry?

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: Which Country files the most Trademark Issues? / [POLL] – The best way to catch the big fish (Potential Buyers)? / Breaking: Ye.com was just changed hands! / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain… Source: Domaining     



Thanksgiving Day Comment Labels .XXX RA Revision a Turkey

By Philip Corwin Internet Commerce Association: Following up on its critical statement delivered to the ICANN Board at the recent Hyderabad public meeting, ICA submitted a Thanksgiving Day comment letter decrying the insertion of URS into the .XXX Registry Agreement (RA) via contract negotiation and declaring— “GDD staff should demonstrate their clear commitment to ICA……



Stop Building Traffic, and Start Converting It. Here’s How

By Neil Patel I’ll let you in on a little marketing secret. In the grand scheme of things, building massive amounts of traffic doesn’t really matter. What matters is converting that traffic. Everyone talks about building traffic. That’s fine, but it’s not the end of the story. If you don’t convert your traffic, building it…



PigeonForge.com: Disaster Relief In Sevier County

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I have a great deal of respect for Jessica Bookstaff Doppelt, who is the owner of PigeonForge.com. Jessica has been an active member of the small geodomain name community, and she was always been happy to offer tips and feedback when I began working on my own geographic domain name websites….



Recently Registered Domains – How to Avoid the Risks

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: NEWS PROVIDED BY Spamhaus Technology Ltd Nov 30, 2016, 07:00 ET SHARE THIS ARTICLE LONDON, November 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Research by Spamhaus has driven the development of the new Zero Reputation Domain (ZRD) service designed to thwart cyber criminals … → Source: Domaining     



The tables are turned: now Donuts can delay Verisign

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Waiting for the .Web. Many curse words were muttered about Verisign during the process of designing the new top level domain name program. Verisign spread plenty of FUD to delay the program. Now, the biggest new TLD company gets to take a turn at delaying Verisign. Verisign struck a…



Name.com : How to opt out of the upcoming 60-day domain lock down imposed by ICANN

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A new ICANN policy affecting WHOIS changes is causing problems when domain owners update their own information. According to the new policy, a WHOIS change, e.g. to the registrant or the email address, is handled as a domain transfer would. For example, an email is sent out to the old and new…



SiberName Launches a New Holiday Tradition

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Internet domain name registrar SiberName is establishing a new Holiday tradition with its clients: The gift of a basic homepage. This practical gift will be offered to the first 100 clients who request it, during the first week of December … → Source: Domaining     



Namaste!

By Statton Hammock Rightside: Mother India is home to more than 1.2 billion people, 22 languages, 50 political parties, hundreds of deities, Bollywood dancers, flavorful biryani dishes, and yes, this month, it was also home to… The post Namaste! appeared first on Rightside Blog. Source: Domaining     



Would you look at th.AT! Million dollar Sedo auction ends; results are impressive

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: We predicted the huge success of the 3rd and final part of the Sedo auction, featuring short and generic .AT domains; more than $1 million dollars in sales was the total amount spent on the auctions. By selling more than 1000 .AT domains, Sedo should be extremely happy. In the words of…



How to Discover the Perceived Value of a Domain Name

By Jay Jay Atairu NamePros.com: I’ve found a simple method that any domainer can use to discover the “perceived value” of a domain name – meaning what people associate with it. Knowing a domain’s perceived value can help us write a more intelligible and compelling sales pitch that contains more than CPC, searches per month,…



FoodAndWineTravel.com : Australian company tries to grab generic domain via UDRP

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Food and wine travel is a common practice for epicureans, also known as foodies. Michael Keriakos, of Keriakos Media Ventures of New York, acquired the domain FoodAndWineTravel.com to create a venture with the well-known company Time Inc. and specifically in relation to Time Inc.’s “Food & Wine” publishing brand. Keri… Source: Domaining…



Tencent beats back cybersquatting complaint over its Joox.com domain name

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Big Chinese internet company forced to defend its Joox.com domain name. Tencent, the $250 billion company behind QQ, has successfully defended the domain name it uses for its music service Joox. A Brazilian company that uses the domain name Joox.io for its custom products business filed the complaint. It…



Chinese domain market report : Big Brother a reality in China

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The Chinese government continues to push with its plans to roll out ranking for people, based on their online activities. No longer just a measurement of credit worthiness, the social credit system is now scanning the online activities of Chinese citizens on social media and even online merchants. Big Brother is therefore…



AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 29, 2016

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



Vegas Baby – A domain bet pays off at the .tv casino

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: So the new NHL team in Las Vegas announced their name last Tuesday. Owner Bill Foley kept people in suspense for months, putting out disinformation and talking about other names he was never planning on using. I had a good idea what the name would be before the big reveal. Why…



ICA Member Profile: Shane Cultra

By admin Internet Commerce Association: Most people know Shane Cultra from his blog/website DomainShane.com or DSAD.com, which he’s been writing since 2009 and which now specializes in the domain aftermarket and brings out a daily list of best names for sale each day at all the major auction houses. Shane noticed the domain world back…



Sedo’s Expectations Exceeded as Series of Short .AT Auctions Closes With Over $1 Million in Sales

DNJournal: Sedo has released final results from a series of three short .AT auctions that surprised even them by bringing in over $1 million. Source: Domaining     



Featured Attendee Profile: Jebidiah Burnett

By Stephanie NamesCon.com: Jebidiah Burnett Senior Domain Consultant — Rightside LinkedInFAST FACTSLocation: Kirkland, WA Number of years in the domain industry: 4 years Favourite extension: .attorney Domain name you wished you owned: i.live Now watching: WestWing Best city for conferences: N… Source: Domaining     



.Com upgraders lead the end user sales list

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Sanwa.com leads the pack at over $30,000. If I could summarize Sedo’s end user sales during the holiday week, it would be a lot of companies buying the .com domain to match their country code domain names. Even though ccTLDs are more popular than .com in some countries, it’s…



Short .at domain auction raises over $1m

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Nic.at’s three-stage auction of one and two-character .at domains has raised over $1 million. Auction house Sedo announced today that over 1,000 .at names were sold, for a combined total of over $1 million. The biggest-ticket name was c.at, which went for €56,000, according to Sedo. Bidders were not restricted to…



10 domain name secrets to repair your online reputation – Marketing Land

Reporter: Marketing Land 10 domain name secrets to repair your online reputation Marketing Land But you could still use a more recognizable domain name variation in your offline marketing which just redirects to the keyworded gTLD.) I find that the shorter gTLDs function best for optimization, in part simply because shorter URLs function bette… Source:…



GoDaddy running ads on NBA games targeting China

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: I was watching an NBA game and noticed that GoDaddy was advertising on the LED matrices of the court. It was a home game of the Milwaukee Bucks against the Golden State Warriors. GoDaddy was running ads on the main LED matrix in the center of the court, the 2 smaller…



Swarovski cracks down on counterfeiters in TM claim

By Andrew Hazen DomainSuccess.com: Jewelery company Swarovski has cracked down on online counterfeits in a trademark infringement claim. Filed on Monday (pdf) November 28 at the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, the lawsuit claimed counterfeit products had been sold “by the thousands”. “Defendants attempt to avoid liability by ……



How this 48-year-old went from getting laid off to making $1 million a year

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Huawei Dethrones Samsung As Most Profitable Android Brand; 5 Ways to Make Personalized Video Work for Your Business; How Design Startup Canva Used Social Proof To Get Valued At $345M; 3 Simple Ways Content Can Boost Your Sales And Increase ROI; How to deal with difficult people?; In…



Donuts loses $22.5m .web lawsuit as judge rules gTLD applicants cannot sue

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The promise not to sue ICANN that all new gTLD applicants made when they applied is legally enforceable, a California judge has ruled. Judge Percy Anderson on Monday threw out Donuts’ lawsuit against ICANN over the controversial $135 million .web auction, saying the “covenant not to sue bars Plaintiff’s entire actio……



Daily Domain Picks 11-30-16

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 11-30-16 Today is the last day to make changes to your whois before the new rules go into effect. It seems there are a few different interpretations. Joe Styler wrote on Namepros: The new rules will not impact your ability to sell domains at GoDaddy or Afternic. There…



Find out if your GoDaddy account domains have been listed at Afternic

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: An ongoing issue with a GoDaddy domain that was listed and sold on Afternic without the owner’s authorization, is creating quite some stir. The incident stems from the fact that somehow, a previous owner’s listing of the domain was re-enabled, and someone from China took advantage of the BIN option. Listing domains…



$71k in Sales on November 29th – Numerated.com sold for $5,000 – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was numerated.com which sold for $5,000 at BuyDomains. NameBio recorded 118 sales for a total of $70,644 with an average sale price of $599. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 62% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount decreased…



Privacy risk under new domain transfer policy

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: ICANN’s new domain Transfer Policy, which comes into effect tomorrow, creates risks for users of privacy/proxy services, registrars and others haved warned. The policy could lead to private registrants having their contact information published in the public Whois for 60 days, the GNSO Council expects to formally tell ICANN thi… Source:…



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

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: I’ll open today’s post with a story. A friend of mine was going through a very tough time. He is a good friend to a lot of people and everyone one wanted to do something to help. Nobody knew what to do and many said “If there is anything I can do…



145 Domain Discoveries for November 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…



Breaking: Ye.com Was Just Changed Hands | Chinese Market Daily Report on 11-30-2016

By Sunny DNQueen.net: DOMAIN SALES Two-letter domain name Ye.com was just sold today, but the price was not disclosed. According to the buyer, his first domain name was 45.com, he also bought domains of 666.com, ido.com and 68.cc before. His company website domain is a premium domain name 10.com. He likes short domain names very…



Front End Development = Product Design

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: There was a time, not so long ago that writing HTML, CSS, and other front-end languages often meant you were considered a programmer. Now it’s very clear this falls a lot more on the design side of the house as the line between front-end development and product design are blurred. Over the…



2869.com Auction: Above or Below Estibot?

By Elliot Silver It looks like a Network Solutions-affiliated registrar caught the 2869.com domain name after it expired and went through the deletion process. As a result, the auction is now live at NameJet and SnapNames. As of right now, the high bid for this auction is $6,700, and there are 140 bidders participating (there…



Levels in Review for Digital Domain Holdings Limited (SEHK:547) – EBJ

Reporter: Levels in Review for Digital Domain Holdings Limited (SEHK:547) EBJ Investors may also be watching company stock volatility data. Digital Domain Holdings Limited (SEHK:547)’s 12 month volatility is presently 57.158800. The 6 month volatility is 49.565500, and the 3 month is noted at 47.152700. Stock price volatility … and more&… Source: Domaining     



ICANN Insider Shane Tews Dishes Internet Governance – Hightech Forum

Reporter: Hightech Forum ICANN Insider Shane Tews Dishes Internet Governance Hightech Forum In this edition of the High Tech Forum Podcast, Richard Bennett is joined by ICANN insider Shane Tews (@ShaneTews) for the lowdown on current issues in international Internet governance. While the surrender of the Internet Assigned Names and Numbers&nbs… Source: Domaining     



Martins Beach: Key vote looms in public-access battle – The Mercury News

Reporter: The Mercury News Martins Beach: Key vote looms in public-access battle The Mercury News SACRAMENTO — Negotiations to buy a public right of way to Martins Beach have failed, the State Lands Commission disclosed Tuesday, and the agency may vote next week on whether to pursue eminent domain against owner Vinod Khosla, a prominent…



[BUYING] – SEO Related Domains

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: Key phrases that sell fast / Nostalga domains/names, own any? / .SI – General discussion and showcase / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain news. BondInsurance.net – Please appraise – Is there any value… Source: Domaining     



2869.com Deletes and Will Likely Go To Auction

By Elliot Silver It looks like the valuable 2869.com domain name expired and was deleted. Depending on which drop catching service catches this domain name, it will likely go to auction sometime this afternoon. I had a look at the pre-orders at NameJet, and there are currently 66 bids with a high bid of $6,700….



Namepros revises rules for business members

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Namepros has revised their rules for business members. One of the key features to paying $10 a month is the number of active listings allowed in the marketplace. In the seller’s guide to Namepros, I highlighted the fact that the rules were for 6 active listings but Namepros was allowing 10….



Stolen or pinched? GoDaddy domain listed on Afternic disappears from account

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The owner of the domain AirDoc.com discovered it was missing from his GoDaddy account, and believed that he was a victim of domain theft. Two-factor authentication was not enabled on the account, but further research unveiled something strange: the domain had been sold on Afternic, most likely for $555 dollars. Despite removing…



Sedo weekly sales led by Sanwa.com at $31,500

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Sedo reported their weekly sales and the top sale was Sanwa.com at $31,500. I was surprised to see PrimoTV.com sell for $18,000, that is a niche I have dabbled in over the years, names ending in tv.com. I think the seller did a great job getting that price. A lot…



Escrow.com Announces Disbursement Fee Reduction

By Elliot Silver One of my pet peeves is being nickel and dimed. Getting charged small fees here and there can add up, but these small fees tend to annoy me more than they impact my bottom line. Disbursement fees are one of those ticky tack fees that bother me, be it at Paypal, escrow…



2869.com Auction: Above or Below Estibot?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: It looks like a Network Solutions-affiliated registrar caught the 2869.com domain name after it expired and went through the deletion process. As a result, the auction is now live at NameJet and SnapNames. As of right now, the high bid for this auction is $6,700, and there are 140 bidders participating…



Court tosses Donuts’ .Web lawsuit because Donuts promised not to sue

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Judge says agreement not to sue is enforceable. Judge Percy Anderson of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California has granted (pdf) ICANN’s motion to dismiss in a lawsuit brought by a subsidiary of new TLD company Donuts. Donuts filed a lawsuit because it was upset that Verisign…



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