Monthly archives: January, 2017

DomainTools 101: Risky Business

By Steve Butt I want to start the New Year by making a couple of predictions for how things will go in 2017. I’m going to predict that The Atlanta Falcons will beat the Green Bay Packers, that the Pittsburgh Steelers will lose to the New England Patriots and that the Falcons and Patriots will…



.Club Sells $150k Worth of Names in First Week of Broker Program

By Elliot Silver During NamesCon, the .Club registry announced its new Broker Program and interest-free financing plans to help sell .Club domain names. Konstantinos of OnlineDomain.com wrote about this news in an article published a week ago. In a press release announcing this news, here’s what the registry had to say: “As we enter a…



Sometimes You Just Cannot Have the .com Name You Want; Now Move On

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: It’s aggravating to find frivolous lawsuits such as one I will talk about today where someone fighting for a domain just doesn’t get it. The single thing that takes a negative situation like this and shows some positive light is when you find that there are good – no great people…



How do you decide which domains you want to drop?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: One of the things I’ve always found interesting about the domain investing world is that people often focus on their wins, the names they sell, and ignore all the garbage they drop. The reality is that all of us, even big investors and small, drop domains all the time, it’s a reality…



What is the answer ?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: For just about everyone in the domain industry .com is king. It is the undisputed leader when it comes to reported sales and development worldwide. Over the years both domain investors and businesses have asked what is the best alternative ? When the desired .com is taken and the logical…



BSO SEEKS HELP IN DEERFIELD BEACH ROBBERY DEATH! – Deerfield News (press release) (blog)

Reporter: Deerfield News (press release) (blog) BSO SEEKS HELP IN DEERFIELD BEACH ROBBERY DEATH! Deerfield News (press release) (blog) Howard Levy is a local businessman since 1981 and since 1997 a domainer and website owner.Levy has been living in Deerfield-Boca area since 1980 and been visiting Deerfield Beach since he was 14 in 1976 when…



Evaluating domains for potential parking profit

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: Domain Investing and Tax Question / Definite and indefinite articles in domains / Showcase POLITICAL Domains / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name news. CarHQ.net – How much do you think this one’s… Source: Domaining     



.NYC Fashion Domain Auction Starts in 3+ Hours…

By Andrew Hazen DomainSuccess.com: Starting in about 3 hours and 30 minutes when the clock strikes midnight and it’s officially February 1st, LIVE bidding will begin on the .NYC Fashion Auction, which runs from February 1 to February 28, 2017 to coincide with the most famous fashion week events in the world! The following 24…



Don’t Use a Toll Free # For Whois Records

By Elliot Silver Many people use a separate phone number on their Whois records than they use for their personal needs. They don’t want their home or cell phone ringing at all hours, or they want to know specifically when the phone is ringing for a possible domain inquiry. I know a few people who…



Someone is going on a .Ai shopping spree

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: So the last few weeks the Sedo country code sales have been filled with .Ai sales. The top two sales this week were .Ai sales. The week before .Ai took 12 of 27 reported cctld sales. There seems to be one company out of Beijing that is buying all these .Ai…



Hakkasan, baby! Uniregistry party at NamesCon 2017 – photos and videos

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Uniregistry hosted a fun, loud party at Hakkasan in Las Vegas, during NamesCon 2017. Just like last year, the music was loud and alcohol was flowing like the day Prohibition ended! Hundreds of domainers attending NamesCon, the biggest domain conference of the year, were at the club, although not everyone danced as…



VIP Brokerage Founder Mark Thomas Reveals $1.82 Million Sale of a 2-Digit .Com

DNJournal: The first 7-figure domain sale to come to light in the New Year flirts with the $2 million mark. Source: Domaining     



.Club Sells $150k Worth of Names in First Week of Broker Program

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: During NamesCon, the .Club registry announced its new Broker Program and interest-free financing plans to help sell .Club domain names. Konstantinos of OnlineDomain.com wrote about this news in an article published a week ago. In a press release announcing this news, here’s what the registry had to say: “As we enter…



Sedo weekly sales led by Physician.com

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Sedo reported their weekly sales and Physician.com topped the chart at $179,000. Another solid LNN.com sale with F25.com selling for $10,001. e77.com sold for $25,000 last week. .Info had a couple big sales this week, Train.info sold for $12,438 and Bus.info sold for $9,999. Domain name Price Currency .COMs physician.com…



BREAKING NEWS-AMBER ALERT-PASCO COUNTY AUTHORITIES SEARCHING FOR 2 YEAR OLD! – Deerfield News (pr…

Reporter: Deerfield News (press release) (blog) BREAKING NEWS-AMBER ALERT-PASCO COUNTY AUTHORITIES SEARCHING FOR 2 YEAR OLD! Deerfield News (press release) (blog) Howard Levy is a local businessman since 1981 and since 1997 a domainer and website owner.Levy has been living in Deerfield-Boca area since 1980 and been visiting Deerfield Beach sin… Source: Domaining     



New gTLDs: A History of the Making

By Shani Yehezkel 101Domain.com: If you haven’t taken a look at the list of new gTLDs lately you might be surprised by how quickly it seems to be growing. This is really the first time the public have had a say in the future of the domain industry. Unlike ever before, businesses, consumers, and entrepreneurs…



From NamesCon to CBS News…the Dough is Rising for Bagel of the Month Club

By Andrew Hazen DomainSuccess.com: Since arriving back from NamesCon last week, Bagel of the Month Club has been crazy busy with web traffic, orders & phone calls from being featured in Newsday and on CBS News; both within 24 hours! On Sunday Newsday featured the Bagel of the Month Club to its 1,000,000+ readers on…



Ahashare ‘Disappears’ After Domain Name Suspension – TorrentFreak

Reporter: TorrentFreak Ahashare ‘Disappears’ After Domain Name Suspension TorrentFreak The popular torrent site Ahashare has been unreachable for more than a week now. The site’s domain name is currently listed as “suspended” by the registrar, hinting at possible legal issues. The site’s operators have remained silent… Source: Domaining     



Frager Gems: Why brands need generic domain names too

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: From our archives 9/08 post reposted by popular request, “Blimey Owen! That’s Spot on! Earlier today over coffee, I was talking to a colleague and told him: “What’s the difference between the £30 Shirt sold at Next and the £80 Shirt sold at Ted Baker?? Both are in…



Just how fast can Escrow.com verify your account?

By Acro Acro: The ongoing account verification process at Escrow.com generated some arguments about its efficiency, recently. As an Escrow.com user since 2002, I was initially reluctant about taking that extra step; then, I realized that I’d rather sleep better at night, if I transacted with well-verified buyers. A current transaction trigge… Source: Domaining     



Analyzing new top level domain registrations by country (Part 3: the Geos)

By Joseph Peterson Domain Name Wire: This is the third part of Joseph Peterson’s analysis of new TLD registrations by geography. In 2 previous articles (here and here), we scrutinized nTLD registration volume by country, asking which nations are most / least engaged overall with the 1000+ new domain endings released since 2014. But that…



.Global has an idea that can help domain name investors sell more New gTLD domains

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: .Global has an idea that can help domain name investors sell more .global domains. But this is an idea that other registries can follow too. The .Global registry designed a “domains portal” specifically for domain investors to be able to easily search for available .GLOBAL domain names. DOMAINS.GLOBAL is currently in…



Astoria Company announces major upgrade to its insurance agent lead platform, AstoriaLeads.com

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: NEWS PROVIDED BY Astoria Company Jan 31, 2017, 03:00 ET SHARE THIS ARTICLE DUBLIN, Calif., Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Adding to their vast portfolio of performance marketing technology, AstoriaLeads.com offers insurance agents and carriers in Auto, Home, Life, & Health … → Source: Domaining     



Don’t Use a Toll Free # For Whois Records

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Many people use a separate phone number on their Whois records than they use for their personal needs. They don’t want their home or cell phone ringing at all hours, or they want to know specifically when the phone is ringing for a possible domain inquiry. I know a few people…



AUCTION RECAP OF JANUARY 30, 2017

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on January 29, 2017. 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…



U.S. travel ban causes disruption for internet nonprofit ICANN – Digital Trends

Reporter: Digital Trends U.S. travel ban causes disruption for internet nonprofit ICANN Digital Trends The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, better known as ICANN, is a nonprofit dedicated to coordinating the maintenance work required to ensure that the internet is as stable and secure as possible. This week, multiple repres… Source: Domaining     



Don’t ignore that “Buyers identified” email from Sedo

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Sedo’s partners will promote your domain names to targeted prospects. Earlier this week some domain name investors received an email from Sedo with “Buyers identified” in the subject line. Here’s what it looked like: The email lists one or more eligible domain names and requests that domain owners add…



$5 Million for a Super Bowl Ad. Another Million or More to Market the Ad. Domains That Commands R…

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Why you can’t become an industry expert anymore; The pursuit of irrelevance in the age of abundance and algorithms; How to stop arguing and actually change someone’s mind on social media; How Uber is Paying the Price for Being Tone Deaf in the Age of Trump; Lagging On…



How Cybercriminals Turn Employees Into Rogue Insiders – Dark Reading

Reporter: How Cybercriminals Turn Employees Into Rogue Insiders Dark Reading As bad actors learn about attacks that were successful due to domain expertise, and expertise gained by leveraging insider knowledge, they will be motivated to solicit insiders and plan new crimes. A powerful draw will be the quick and easy … Source: Domaining     



Combo Treats Three Character Items and Some .COM With Double Letters Reg Fee Opps

By DropGrabs – Webmaster DropGRABS.com: Today’s TREAT List is a Mixture Three Characters in Various Extensions Available for Reg Fee and 450 five character domains that contain DOUBLE LETTERS in .COM Enjoy the list . . . ———————— 212;———————— ——— . 0ff… Source: Domaining     



BC Court Of Appeal Tackles Online Trademarks In Keywords And Domain Names – Mondaq News Alerts (r…

Reporter: BC Court Of Appeal Tackles Online Trademarks In Keywords And Domain Names Mondaq News Alerts (registration) Most importantly, the court found that consumer confusion must be assessed when a consumer first encounters a trademark online, whether in a domain name or advertisement. The court overturned the trial judge’s finding that … Source: Domaining     



Domain Movers: Fuck.com, Wilds.com + More

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Welcome to Domain Movers where DotWeekly keeps track of corporate domain name transactions (and valuable domains in general) and reports the early findings to you. We heavily rely on whois data to present the most accurate information, so 95% of the time we are spot on and once in a great…



AdMixer.com : Chinese respondent beats British trademark holder in UDRP

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A UDRP against the domain AdMixer.com involved a British Complainant and a Chinese Respondent. The domain AdMixer.com was registered in 2000, many moons before a British company, Admixer limited, acquired a trademark for ADMIXER. In 2014, the Complainant asserts to have acquired a Ukrainian company, thus inheriting its trademark that… Source: Domaining…



Daily Domain Picks 1-31-17

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 1-31-17 Go Daddy Auction Picks 1-31-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com A few decent 4L.com on the list, PCHB.com has the most potential in my opinion. There are some decent two worders, I like InfinityNames.com for a brand portfolio website. Full List Alamodo.com BetterThanCandy.com Bloglo.com BookSync.com Bra… Source: Domaining     



Analysis Group Expert Quantifies Effects of Contested Government Takeovers of Investor-Owned Wate…

Reporter: Analysis Group Expert Quantifies Effects of Contested Government Takeovers of Investor-Owned Water Utilities Business Wire (press release) SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Contested government takeovers of investor-owned water utilities are typically very costly for the acquiring government entity, and the utilities do not necessarily… Source: Domaining     



FIFA wins FIFA.net cybersquatting claim

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Soccer’s governing body gets FIFA.net to use along with its FIFA.com domain name. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has awarded soccer’s (sorry, football) governing body the domain name FIFA.net. Fédération Internationale de Football Association, aka FIFA, filed a cybersquatting complaint against Winsum Won… Source: Domaining     



$161k in Sales on January 30th – Bouncy.com sold for $22,000 – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was bouncy.com which sold for $22,000 at Flippa. NameBio recorded 174 sales for a total of $160,851 with an average sale price of $924. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 87% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount increased…



Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ draws fire, creates confusion in ICANN community

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: At least two senior-level ICANN community members, including a new member of its board of directors, have been affected by US President Donald Trump’s controversial travel restrictions, imposed this weekend on the citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations. The so-called “Muslim ban” has also attracted criticism from… Source: Domaining     



How To Find The Decision Maker When Buying or Selling Domains – Here Are Some Tools

By Will OmarAndWill.com: One of the toughest aspects of buying and selling domains comes down to finding the right person to reach out to. This has always been a struggle for me since it can be discouraging sending out emails only to get no responses and making calls only to get no call backs. There…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, January 31st

By Josh E DSAD.com: It felt like my birthday today going through the NameJet list. The normal 9-10K worth of .com’s was down to around 6K, and it appears that there were no BuyDomains names with the crazy retail reserves. This made it so much easier to search through the list. I even back-ordered 10…



152 Domain Discoveries for January 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…



Astoria Company announces major upgrade to its insurance agent lead platform, AstoriaLeads.com – …

Reporter: Astoria Company announces major upgrade to its insurance agent lead platform, AstoriaLeads.com Yahoo Finance In addition, Astoria powers websites for Domain Investors who care about maximizing profits and creating a successful online presence, going way beyond traditionally parked domains. Coming soon will be the launch of DomainPark… Source: Domaining     



John Malkovich : Get your domain before it’s gone!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Actor John Malkovich is searching for his full name as a .com, and it’s taken. He gets pissed off. Who is this impostor that has his domain name? Who is behind JohnMalkovich.com ? He starts typing an email to the owner of JohnMalkovich.com and his frustration is evident. It’s a new video…



What are the top startup accelerators of 2017?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: As many of you know I’m a proud alumni of Techstars, one of the top startup accelerators in the US. I can tell you first-hand that going through an accelerator definitely changed our lives and our company forever. A lot of amazingly awesome companies have gone through Techstars with companies like SendGrid…



Some quality domains wanted threads with solid budgets

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Going through the domains wanted threads at Namepros I picked out a few listings that have decent budgets and serious buyers. The members have trader ratings of 100%. Many wanted threads can be fishing expeditions or people looking to buy $1 for .20, the listings below while not guaranteed to generate…



Monte Cahn interview with Edward Zeiden at NamesCon

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Edward Zeiden from Namepros sat down with Monte Cahn at the 2016 NamesCon. Namepros did not get the 2016 interviews out until this year. It’s still worth hearing what the participants had to say in my opinion. Monte discussed his take on new gtlds, live auctions and the value of…



Would you take a % of website revenue instead of selling your domain?

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: WTB: .com domain names (LLL/LLLL/CVCV/1-2 Word) / IDN showcase (any language) / Starting an LLC / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name news. Need Advice On How To Open An Outbound – Do… Source: Domaining     



Bill Glenn Departs Rightside Amid Restructuring

By Elliot Silver In a tweet shared late last week, Bill Glenn, VP of Marketing at Rightside, announced his departure from the company: Today is my last day Rightside and @namedotcom. It’s been a pleasure and an honor to work alongside some very bright and amazing people. — Bill Glenn (@williamwglenn) January 27, 2017 I…



The Monday Media Wrap Up

By DomainTools Articles from January 21-27 Watch Out for Phishing Technique Involving PDF Files Softpedia | Gabriela Vatu | January 27, 2017 A rather new phishing technique seems to be preferred by some hackers nowadays – the deceitful PDF attachments that attempt to steal your email credentials. In a Microsoft blog, the folks over at…



How to Create a Killer SEO Plan for 2017

By Neil Patel 2017 is here! I get excited with the changing of each year because it always presents new opportunities and new ways to improve both in marketing and in life in general. It also gives me motivation to make any adjustments I need to be a better marketer. Of all the forms of…



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