Monthly archives: December, 2016

Our top 5 posts for 2016

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Looking back at the posts that were written in 2016 that generated the most traffic here in 2016. Interestingly a post written in December of 2016 tops the list. The post which took a look at the all time most popular post on TheDomains.com, led the way. The most viewed…



The domain investor commandments for early 2017

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: Happy New Year / What percentage of your portfolio was .COM end of 2016? / No logo or a bad logo to sell a domain? / Threshold pricing for top-notch CVCV .com names / And more…. Source: Domaining     



SocialEdge.com : Last UDRP for 2016 delivers a shocking decision

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: This is our last UDRP coverage for 2016, and it’s about SocialEdge.com, a domain registered in 2001. The aged, generic two word composite was challenged at the National Arbitration Forum by Igor Vaks. Mr. Vaks is the CEO/Founder of Social Edge, operating from the domain getsocialedge.com. For some reason, the NAF panelist…



A .Estate Sighting in the Wild

By Aaron DomainShane.com: I took an impromptu trip to northwestern Costa Rica and was on the lookout for .com versus .cr domains, but was surprised to stumble across a new gTLD: CostaRicaRealEstate.Estate. The picture below was taken while biking between the beach towns of Coco and Ocotal, on the Pacific coast. The sign was on…



The Five Most-Read Articles on MorganLinton.com in 2016

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Well time sure flies and I still can’t believe that tomorrow will be the beginning of 2017. In 2016 I wrote a lot, almost every single day, and in 2017 I plan to do the same. Now that I’ve been blogging for close to ten years I’ve found that writing has become…



Chinese domain market report : Cao ni ma, 2016 !

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: China entered 2017 among the first nations in the world, and its domain investing community is sending a collective “Cao Ni Ma” to 2016. The year that sent prices of “Chinese premiums” tumbling like dog-pooped noodles, is over. Welcome to a new year worldwide, although China’s officially changing on Janu… Source: Domaining…



Multiple Domains: Embracing the value of new TLDs

By Ashley Schwellenbach Rightside: Attorney Charles Gucciardo of The Gucciardo Law Firm discusses his interest in new TLDs and motivation for registering dozens of domains in this week’s My Side of the Dot™. Where are you based? My… The post Multiple Domains: Embracing the value of new TLDs appeared first on Rightside Blog. Source: Domaining…



Brands Start Planning for Unexpected Criticism by Trump; Bitcoin Breaks Past $800

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: How to Take a Vacation Without Ruining Your Work Life; If You’re Looking for Angel Investors, Try This Unexpected Place; The poison that’s killing your B2B #sales; Inside the airline cabins of the future;Six Predictions For The Marijuana Industry In 2017; China’s ‘Godfather of Real Estate’ Pitches Reverse…



AUCTION RECAP OF DECEMBER 30, 2016

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



#1 in 2016: On Cloud 9

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: A story about the .cloud launch was the most-viewed story on DNW this year. Drumroll please…. The top story on Domain Name Wire this past year based on views was the story of .Cloud’s launch. A lot of new top level domain names launched this year, but .Cloud seemed…



Two NamesCon 2017 Ticket Winners & A Bonus Prize

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: This past week we ran a contest with NamePros to give away two tickets to NamesCon 2017 valued at $799 each. Participants played The Domain Game, and each correct answer earned a raffle ticket for the random drawing. We were thrilled with the response, in total we handed out 30,258 raffle…



$104k in Sales on December 30th – Claims.net sold for $5,300 – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: GoDaddy had the top sale of the day for two days in a row, this time it was claims.net which sold for $5,300. NameBio recorded 190 sales for a total of $103,572 with an average sale price of $545. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 1% in the…



Frank Schilling gives domain name advice ahead of 2017

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Frank Schilling may have stopped blogging since 2014 but he hasn’t stopped giving domain name advice online. Not only has he stopped blogging but his blog at SevenMile.com is actually broken and does not even display any of the posts. 🙁 Nowadays he mainly uses his Twitter account to speak his…



Daily Domain Picks 12-31-16

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 12-31-16 Everyone have a safe New Year’s Eve and have a good time. Go Daddy Auction Picks 12-31-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Globa.com over 50 bids and $1,650, solid 5L.com brandable. HotRate.com getting some bids and over $140. I do like WritersLink.com might bid on that. Full List aeut.com…



VOICE Industry Related Domains AVAILABLE and Things Related to Schools and Education 100+ Reg Fe…

By DropGrabs – Webmaster DropGRABS.com: . Happy New Year Sweet Friends . Today’s List is a Custom Research List by DropGrabs.com Related to the VOICE Industry and Schools… Research 100’s and 100’s of items in .COM .NET and More the list below is what is showing as AVAILABLE NOW — For Reg Fee Opportunities Enjoy…



DSAD.COM: IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, December 31st

By Josh E DomainShane.com: Happy Last Day of 2016. It’s the 366 day of the year for those keeping track. I made a meme of an email I got yesterday from Register.com,It made me laugh. If I renew now I can save a whole buck and only have to pay $37! Thank you so much…



263 Domain Discoveries for December 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…



PM launches dot bangla domain – Bangladesh News 24 hours

Reporter: Bangladesh News 24 hours PM launches dot bangla domain Bangladesh News 24 hours It is the second country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Bangla websites. The Indian state of West Bengal and Sierra Leone (one of whose official languages is Bangla) will also receive the new IDN label. The Posts and Telecommunications Division said&nb……



NamesCon Sponsor Spotlight: Bagel of the Month Club

By Richard Lau We are getting close to NamesCon, the domain industry conference that is expecting to bring over 1,400 attendees from all over the world! NamesCon 2017 will be held at the Tropicana Las Vegas Casino Hotel Resort from January 22-25, 2017. There is still time to register to attend this year’s conference! To…



My year in numbers: 154 domains sold, $53,660 in gross sales, 21 end-user sales

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: As we wrap up 2016 and most of us are looking forward a new year and making new year resolutions I thought it would be a good exercise to analyze my portfolio it’s performance during this year instead. To get a good picture of any progress made I also compiled all…



Some of My 2016 Domain Acquisitions

By Elliot Silver I like Shane’s idea of sharing his domain name acquisitions from the past year, and I thought I would share some of mine as well. By sharing an assortment of the domain names I bought this year, readers can get a bit of a perspective on my business. Although this is not…



How to Fact-Check Your Latest Blog Post in 20 Minutes or Less

By Neil Patel Nobody’s correct all the time. Your blog posts, on the other hand, should be correct all the time. Why? Because if your blog gets the facts wrong, your readers won’t take you seriously. Instead of being an authoritative resource, your blog will become a joke. It’s harsh but true. Assuming you’re not…



Forget domains, some countries tell parents what names they can pick for their child

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Over the last 24 hours there has been a lot of discussion about what domains should or should not be allowed at Namescon. Conversations on both Namepros and TheDomains have led to some interesting debate, I think it has been respectful debate for the most part, which in 2016 has been…



Malware Purveyor Serving Up Ransomware Via Bogus ICANN Blacklist Removal Emails – Techdirt

Reporter: Malware Purveyor Serving Up Ransomware Via Bogus ICANN Blacklist Removal Emails Techdirt Fun stuff ahead for some website owners, thanks to a breakdown in the registration process. A Swiss security researcher has spotted bogus ICANN blacklist removal emails being sent to site owners containing a Word document that acts as a trigger f… Source:…



A look at how domain stocks did in 2016, if you owned Tucows you were very happy

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: 2016 was a great year for shareholders of Tucows and Neustar, for shareholders of Verisign, Marchex and Sedo parent United Internet ? Not so much. Tucows was the star for 2016 up 67% on the year. Neustar got acquired and the stock finished up close to 40%. Verisign saw their…



11525 four letter .CN chips were traded today!!

By Jijo Pappachan DN.Domains: We noticed huge change in turnover today. This was mainly contributed by trading of 11525 four letter .CN chips. Somebody is buying them up in bulk. 4L.CN chips have been consistently appearing in our 10-day trend tracker either at the first position or at the second. Another favorite is the 4L.com…



Are you Looking for Marijuana Domains?

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: I hope everyone’s Friday is going well! I have a list of Marijuana Domains that may peak your interest if you are in the market for Marijuana Domains. I have gotten alot of interest in MarijuanaDates.com. I would love to … → Source: Domaining     



NamesCon Sponsor Spotlight: Bagel of the Month Club

By Richard Lau DomainInvesting.com: We are getting close to NamesCon, the domain industry conference that is expecting to bring over 1,400 attendees from all over the world! NamesCon 2017 will be held at the Tropicana Las Vegas Casino Hotel Resort from January 22-25, 2017. There is still time to register to attend this year’s conference!…



First Year Domaining Results

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: How Domain Parking works in 2016 and who is the best player / No logo or a bad logo to sell a domain? / but letting me add my analytics? / Don’t Forget Your Domains/ And… Source: Domaining     



AUCTION RECAP OF DECEMBER 29, 2016

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



Chinese regulators approved billion dollar Media.net deal

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The Chinese government’s regulatory committee approved the acquisition of Media.net by China’s Miteno group. Media.net was acquired after the Turakhia brothers reached out to Chinese investors for their platform. China imposes strict regulations on how foreign businesses operate in China, and China’s government ensu… Source: Domaining     



Some of My 2016 Domain Acquisitions

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I like Shane’s idea of sharing his domain name acquisitions from the past year, and I thought I would share some of mine as well. By sharing an assortment of the domain names I bought this year, readers can get a bit of a perspective on my business. Although this is…



Speaker Profile: Richard Merdinger

By Stephanie NamesCon.com: Richard Merdinger Vice President, Domains — GoDaddyFAST FACTSSession Name: Head to Head: Comparing Domain Registrars Location: Iowa City, IA Number of years in the domain industry: 19 Years Domain name you wished you owned: merdinger.com Now reading: Moby Dick … Source: Domaining     



Big Russian Click Fraud Scam: Digital Advertising Becomes a Human-Free Zone; $151,000 Trump iPhone

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: How to Lead People Who Know More Than You Do! Some holiday fun for the cryptocurrency crowd; AWS catapulted Amazon into a breakout 2016 on Wall Street; Never say these 6 things to your boss; What,how, why of Digital Marketing; The World’s Biggest Hotel Will Have 10,000 Rooms…



The domain name Grinch award!

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: I got an inquiry the day after Christmas about one of my .com domains: WhosDead.com. I guess this inquiry had something to do with the whole 2016 music death curse that was affirmed by George Michael, singer of the all time favorite “Last Christmas” song, dying on Christmas Day. The offer…



#2 in 2016: .Web sells for $135 million but the saga continues

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: .Web’s record-shattering auction was big news in the domain name industry. The second most-read story on Domain Name Wire this year was about the .Web top level domain nae selling for $135 million. I broke the news about the final auction price, but the full story continues to play…



Amendments to the Domain Name Registration System – Lexology (registration)

Reporter: Amendments to the Domain Name Registration System Lexology (registration) On July 19, 2016, the Argentine Domain Name Administration, the entity responsible for the administration of domain names in Argentina, issued Resolution No. 110/2016 (the “Resolution”) which updates certain aspects of the rules for the registration … Source: Domaining     



$145k in Sales on December 29th – LegalAdvisors.com sold for $15,250 – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was legaladvisors.com which sold for $15,250 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 191 sales for a total of $145,134 with an average sale price of $760. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 16% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount decreased…



Domain Movers: CoverOne.com, Cave.com + More

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Welcome to Domain Movers, where DotWeekly keeps track of corporate domain name transactions and puts a pulse on this part of the marketing. With the holidays, activity surely drops off and this has been no different the past week. There are still transactions taking place, just fewer. Here are the domains…



Daily Domain Picks 12-30-16

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 12-30-16 Go Daddy Auction Picks 12-30-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com AppSky.com 70 bids and they are min bidding the name up, it’s only at $430 with 70 bids. FatCart.com and TurboCooking.com I kinda like both of these a little bit, not sure I might participate at the close of…



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

By ShaneCultra DomainShane.com: Starting off, solid list today. You probably noticed I took the week off from the nursery and have been online more than normal. Writing a bit more, getting some things organized, and tweeting too much. If I did this full time I think I could do OK but I’m glad I don’t…



279 Domain Discoveries for December 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…



RETARDED.COM – Should this domain be auctioned in the largest domain industry convention?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: The question in the above headline is being asked on Namepros and quite a debate is breaking out. Some say business is business and think it’s fine, while others feel that the convention has no moral obligation to anyone. On the flipside some are appalled and find the name in…



RF.com,666.cn,2666.com,2777.com and more other premium domains | Chinese Market Daily Report on 1…

By Sunny DNQueen.net: DOMAIN SALES There were many premium domains were auctioned yesterday night in China, maybe because it was the last auction to these auction company in 2016. RF.com was auctioned for ¥4.28m CNY (approximately $614,060USD) at 22.cn, but didn’t meet it’s reserve price. RF.com was acquired by a Chinese domain investor in April,…



Play the Long Game

By Michael Cyger DNAcademy: Do what the most successful domain name investors of all time have done: play the long game. The post Play the Long Game appeared first on DNAcademy. Source: Domaining     



“Dicks By Mail” back in the news : Dallas lawsuit seeks to disclose who ordered the dick-shaped c…

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The infamous Dicks By Mail venture is back in the news, after a Dallas, Texas professional is suing the gag gift company. Melody Lenox, an Axxess Technology Solutions employee, received a package of penis-shaped candy in the mail. Citing other instances of online harassment, Lenox is now suing Dicks By Mail so…



What domain marketplace has the best mobile UX?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Rewind ten years ago and most people accessed websites with a desktop browser. Today, over 50% of traffic most sites get (definitely true for my blog) comes from mobile. This means that creating a great user experience actually means creating two different experiences. Take my blog for example. For years the mobile…



The things we see repeatedly in the domain industry that gets tiring

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: Are IDN (International Domain Names) worth the investment? / Any services to redirect my traffic / but letting me add my analytics? / Can I use escrow inspection period to rent a domain at no cost?… Source: Domaining     



Former Mike Berkens “phrase” sales that are now developed

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Mike Berkens has sold a lot of “longer” domains for a lot more money than most expected. Over the years I have had people ask me, “How does he do it ?” I would say being a skilled negotiator and rich enough to always say no, top the list. I decided…



By This Time Next Year, I Will…

By James Iles NamePros.com: I’ve never been one for new years resolutions. In my experience, the idea of deciding to start or stop something specifically because it’s the new year rarely works. Statistics back this up, too. According to a British survey last year, 63% of UK adults failed to keep a new years resolution,…



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