Monthly archives: February, 2017

SeoToolRanker.com Introduces Alexa Rank Checker for Domain Buyers

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: “Alexa Rank Checker | Alexa Traffic Rank and Alexa Rating Checker | Seo Tool Ranker” SeoToolRanker’s team of professionals, have created Alexa Rank Checker tool so that you can get a complete Alexa report of any website without any registration … → Source: Domaining     



Epik Sends CloudBleed Email Update

By Elliot Silver You may have already heard about a recently discovered security bug called CloudBleed. Based on what I have read about the bug, users of many websites could potentially be impacted, and people may not even know their accounts could become compromised. I presume there is the potential that this could involve domain…



Epik Sends CloudBleed Email Update

By Elliot Silver You may have already heard about a recently discovered security bug called CloudBleed. Based on what I have read about the bug, users of many websites could potentially be impacted, and people may not even know their accounts could become compromised. I presume there is the potential that this could involve domain…



nGTLDs plateauing at 27-29million. Growth RATE has reduced by 90%

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: Realistic income can a good domain investor make / Fake IP Inquiries / Mike Mann just sold RiseUp.org for $75,000! / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain news. Showcase domains you can’t… Source: Domaining     



Chime vs Amazon Chime : CaféX Communications sued Amazon Web Services

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: CaféX Communications, an award-winning workplace collaboration software vendor, has filed a lawsuit against Amazon Web Services (AWS.) The lawsuit is related to trademark infringement related to the name of AWS’s recently announced video-conferencing product, Amazon Chime. The Amazon product can be seen at Chime.AWS. CaféX Communic….. Source: Domaining     



Want to buy Chinese domains at right price? Send us your buying requests to be included in the da…

By Jijo Pappachan DN.Domains: How many times have you struggled to buy something at the right price and at the desired quantity? Often the auctions go above market price and there isn’t much available when you have the money and you want to buy them. Try our daily email broadcast to include your buying request….



GoDaddy Sends Small Business WordPress Developers Back to School — Sort Of – Small Business Trends

Reporter: Small Business Trends GoDaddy Sends Small Business WordPress Developers Back to School — Sort Of Small Business Trends GoDaddy (NYSE:GDDY), a leading web host and domain name registrar, has entered into partnerships with OSTraining.com and WP Elevation to offer web developers and designers free WordPress educational content. OSTraini… Source: Domaining     



Verisign releases their fourth quarter industry brief

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Verisign released their fourth quarter 2016 Domain Name Industry Brief. At the end of Q4 2016, new generic TLD (ngTLDs) registrations totaled 25.6 million, which represents 7.8 percent of total domain name registrations. com and .net Breakdown The .com and .net TLDs experienced aggregate growth, reaching a combined total of approxima……



Results of the fashion .nyc domain name auction: Fashion.nyc $37k, Shop.nyc $33.5k

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: The fashion .NYC premium domain auctions ended today at Snapnames and 21 of the 24 domains sold. Fashion.nyc and Shop.nyc were the top sellers. The 21 domains sold for a total of $89,938. The average price of the sold domains was $4282,76 while the mean price was just $550. The results…



Fashion.nyc domain name sells for $37,000, Shop.nyc sells for $33,500

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Two .NYC domain names top $30k each in online auction. A fashion-themed auction of .NYC domain names just closed at SnapNames with Fashion.nyc taking the top spot at $37,000. It was followed by Shop.nyc at $33,500. Although Fashion.nyc and Shop.nyc are great domain names, I think some of the…



Auction results : Dot .NYC fashion domains at SnapNames

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The SnapNames auction of premium, fashion-related .NYC domains has ended, with some interesting results. Top seller, Fashion.NYC, closed at $37,000 dollars, while the second largest sale was for Shop.NYC that sold for $33,500 dollars. Deals.NYC sold for $4,100 dollars and Models.NYC sold for $2,563 dollars. Photographer.NYC sold for … Source: Domaining     



Internet Grows to 329.3 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Fourth Quarter of 2016

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Verisign launches online version of the Domain Name Industry Brief (Graphic: Business Wire) February 28, 2017 04:30 PM Eastern Standard Time RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global leader in domain names and internet security, today announced that approximately … → Source: Domaining     



Internet Grows to 329.3 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Fourth Quarter of 2016 – Yahoo F…

Reporter: Yahoo Finance Internet Grows to 329.3 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Fourth Quarter of 2016 Yahoo Finance VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN), a global leader in domain names and internet security, today announced that approximately 2.3 million domain name registrations were added to the internet in the fourth quarter of 2016, bringing t… Source: Domaining…



Sedo weekly sales led by a new gtld – Bitcoin.Casino

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Sedo released their weekly sales and it was the best week in a long time for new gtlds. The top sale overall was a new gtld, Bitcoin.casino sold for $28,000. The first .blog sales I have seen hit this week. Weed.blog sold for $7,877, Bitcoin.blog sold for $5,555 and Forex.Blog…



Flippa and a lot of other websites down due to Amazon’s AWS S3

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Flippa and a lot of other sites are currently down due to a problem at Amazon. TechCrunch reported: Amazon’s S3 web-based storage service is experiencing widespread issues, leading to service that’s either partially or fully broken on websites, apps and devices upon which it relies. The AWS offering provides hosting for…



Use of eminent domain in Myrtle Beach downtown approved – Myrtle Beach Sun News

Reporter: Myrtle Beach Sun News Use of eminent domain in Myrtle Beach downtown approved Myrtle Beach Sun News Myrtle Beach City Council voted to allow city staff to use eminent domain, if necessary, to force sales of two properties–801 Kings Hwy N. and 503 Ninth Ave N–despite a slate of speakers Tuesday protesting the move….



How MLB is using its .MLB domain name

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Not much for now, but MLB SEO strategist sees a bright future. I just listened to a ClickZ webinar about .brand domain names sponsored by Neustar. I was particularly interested in hearing what Matt Dorville, SEO and Content Strategist for Major League Baseball, had to say. MLB owns both…



NiRA : Centenary Domains takes over DomainKing.NG

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: After troublesome news about DomainKing.NG came to light, many of its customers complained to Nigeria’s Internet Registration Association (NiRA.) Initially, NiRA changed the landing page of DomainKing.NG providing contact information; as of today, NiRA appears to have allocated a substitute registrar for the task. DomainKing.NG now f… Source: Domaining     



.Casino Domain Sells for $28000 on Sedo in Record Sale – OnlineCasino.org

Reporter: .Casino Domain Sells for $28000 on Sedo in Record Sale OnlineCasino.org Casino Domains .casino As dot casino domains (.casino) start to rank better and better in the search engines, the demand for casino domains has surged. Online casino, gambling and xxx domains has always been some of the most valuable domains on the ……



Epik Sends CloudBleed Email Update

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: You may have already heard about a recently discovered security bug called CloudBleed. Based on what I have read about the bug, users of many websites could potentially be impacted, and people may not even know their accounts could become compromised. I presume there is the potential that this could involve…



Technology Harvest – Hope Horses – Tech Family 125+ Domains At Reg Fee Opps

By DropGrabs – Webmaster DropGRABS.com: Exclusive Research Project by DropGrabs.com Ran the batch for availability Keywords Include: Technology Harvest Hope Horses Tech Family 125+ Domains At Reg Fee Opps in the following Extensions .com .net .us .tv .biz .mobi Below are All Available – For Reg Fee… ———————— 21… Source: Domaining     



Nat Cohen settles Reverse Domain Name Hijacking Case

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Telepathy sued for reverse domain name hijacking in Parametric.com dispute. Nat Cohen’s Telepathy has resolved a lawsuit it brought against Parametric Portfolio Associates, LLC for alleged reverse domain name hijacking. Parametric filed a UDRP against Telepathy’s domain name Parametric.com last year. Rather than wait for … Source: Domaining     



Rick Schwartz: “Underwater domain investors FORCED to sell cheap.”

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Rick Schwartz is not a big fan of New gTLDs as I guess you might have heard over the past few years. He had been very critical on new extensions on his blog but then he stopped blogging. His last blog post was in June 2014. He has only made 1…



The new cannabis capsule is so powerful it could replace…. Only in San Francisco — 232-square-…

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: The Future Is 5G; Naming / branding consideration 6 businesses ruined by vans with sliding doors; This new mansion is slated to be the largest in NYC; Snap Tries to Jump-Start Spectacles’ Sales as Novelty Fades; Microsoft’s CEO Sent an Extraordinary Email to Employees After They Committed an…



WIPO panelist lets clothing company off easy

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: California clothing company lost UDRP and the panelist could have been a lot tougher on it. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has denied LYMI, Inc.’s (d.b.a. Reformation) cybersquatting complaint against the owner of Reformation.com, but it also let the company off the hook without considering reverse domain n……



Don’t allow IGO’s to block your rights to defend your domain names

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: George Kirikos posted information on an ICANN comment period that could have significant impact on domain investors, especially those holding valuable names like LL.com and LLL.com. Essentially IGO’s or Intergovernmental organizations want to find ways to get their hands on valuable digital real estate. The working group is esp… Source:…



AUCTION RECAP OF FEBRUARY 27, 2017

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on February 27, 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…



Mardi Gras Day is Also Sweet 16th Birthday for New Orleans Based Registrar Directnic

DNJournal: Directnic, has TWO reasons to celebrate today and they sent out King Cakes to spread the sugar from their Sweet 16th and Mardi Gras far beyond Bourbon Street. Source: Domaining     



Verisign: .Com Domains Back Over 128 Million

By Michael Berkens The Domains: Verisign the who operates the .com domain name registry is reporting today that the number of domain names in the .Com Domain Name Base is once again over 128 million domain names. Back in September 2016 the number of .Com’s in the Domain Name Base passed 128 million for the…



FXF.com : Domain Not Found

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Something is going on with FXF.com, a three letter domain that was in the hands of Associated Recovery LLC until recently. In July 2016, we covered the status of several premium domains that became involved in a complex lawsuit; FXF.com was on that list. The current status of FXF.com, which has been…



Daily Domain Picks 2-28-17

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 2-28-17 Go Daddy Auction Picks 2-28-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com I like AeroSport.com a lot and it’s getting expensive now over $2,100. AboutYourSkin.com a skincare blog ? Full List 8PQ.com A1G.com AboutYourSkin.com AeroSport.com African.biz AfterThinking.com AreYouaPro.com Auditing.net AwesomeTuxe… Source: Domaining     



Exaggerated? “Ad fraud scheme that it estimated was siphoning $3 million to $5 million from marke…

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Social Media Are Driving Americans Insane; Maple Media raises $30 million to found a new mobile gaming empire; 6 Out of 10 Small Businesses Do Their Own Email Marketing; The most popular TV shows based on how much money you make; Facebook’s Commercial Breaks Are Ready for Primetime;…



At least 20 of 24 domains will sell today in .NYC fashion auction

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Fashion auction ends this afternoon and most domain names will sell. Almost all of the domain names in the .NYC auction on SnapNames that ends today have bids above their reserve. As of 9:30 am EST today, 20 of the 24 domain names have met their reserve. The auction…



What is happening with the @dotnyc twitter account and today’s .nyc domain auctions?

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Sometimes I am just amazed at how some companies do digital marketing. This is one of these days. The 2nd premium .nyc domain auction ends today and little effort has been given to promote the auction. The change of venue from Namejet to Snapnames was not helpful either. But what the…



11 domains affected by Donuts’ “trusted notifier” deal with MPAA

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: First year results in 11 actions against websites and domain names. Donuts released statistics today about the first year of its “trusted notifier” arrangement with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The arrangement allows the MPAA to notify Donuts of domain names that have “clear evidence of pervasiv……



$151k in Sales on February 27th – NatureLab.com sold for $22,000 – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was naturelab.com which sold for $22,000 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 239 sales for a total of $150,519 with an average sale price of $630. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 50% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount increased…



Domain name transferred under UDRP restored in absence of infringement – Lexology (registration)

Reporter: Domain name transferred under UDRP restored in absence of infringement Lexology (registration) On November 8 2016 the Paris Court of Appeal ruled that a domain name that was transferred under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) had to be transferred back to i… Source: Domaining…



DSAD.COM: IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, February 28th

By Josh E DSAD.com: Improve your domain finding skills. My daughter is playing Softball again this year, it’ll be her second season. When I look back and contrast her first practice ever to the last game of the season, I could see a marked improvement in her skills and level of confidence. They only practiced…



148 Domain Discoveries for February 28th

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…



Donuts took down 11 domains for Hollywood last year

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Donuts caused 11 domain names in its new gTLD portfolio to be taken down in the first 12 months of its deal with the US movie industry. The company disclosed yesterday that the Motion Picture Association of America requested the suspension of 12 domains under their bilateral “Trusted Notifier” agreement, which…



Did Whois blow the lid off a leadership Labour coup, or is this just pig-fuckery?

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: A British Member of Parliament has been forced to deny he was behind the registration of several domain names promoting him as a future leader of the Labour party. Clive Lewis, until recently a member of the shadow cabinet, told the Guardian yesterday that he did not register the batch of…



Brandable domain name sales week 8: Zome.com, PureFood.com, Vibrand.com

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: It was a very strong week for brandable domain name sales with five sales in the five-figure range. The top grossing sale is that of Zome.com, a nice CVCV which went for $14,000 at Sedo.com where the seller had it parked with a For-Sale landing page. The domain purefood.com sold for…



Angry dad set up website using an almost identical domain name to ‘troll’ private school after hi…

Reporter: The Sun Angry dad set up website using an almost identical domain name to ‘troll’ private school after his son left with … The Sun An independent expert from internet watchdog, Nominet, Patricia Jones, has said the domain name should be transferred to the school. “Abbotsholme School has, to my reasonable satisfaction, shown… Source:…



Putlocker Loses Domain Name Following Court Order – TorrentFreak

Reporter: Putlocker Loses Domain Name Following Court Order TorrentFreak Putlockers.ch, one of the most-used video streaming services among pirates, has lost its domain name. The site’s registrar EuroDNS was ordered to suspend the domain name following a decision from a Luxembourg court, in favor of an entertainment … Source: Domaining     



ICANN Is Moving Toward Copyright Enforcement, Academic Says – Intellectual Property Watch

Reporter: ICANN Is Moving Toward Copyright Enforcement, Academic Says Intellectual Property Watch Rights holders have taken the position with ICANN that registrars have a contractual duty not only to include the anti-infringement clause in their registration agreements but also to enforce it by suspending domain names when rights owners report… Source: Domaining     



Summit Redstone Partners Downgrades Godaddy Inc to Hold – Energy Index

Reporter: Summit Redstone Partners Downgrades Godaddy Inc to Hold Energy Index GoDaddy Inc. operates a Web domain marketplace godaddy.com. The Company is a technology provider to small businesses Web design professionals and individuals delivering cloud-based products and outcome-driven personalized Customer Care. Source: Domaining     



Baojie.com was auctioned for $50k | Chinese Market Daily Report on 02-28-2017

By Sunny DNQueen.net: DOMAIN SALES Baojie.com was auctioned for ¥350,000 CNY (approximately $50,798 USD) at jinpai.com. “Baojie” is the Chinese brand name of P&G in China, however, P&G didn’t protect any brand of “baojie”. Tky.com was auctioned for ¥235,000 CNY (approximately $34,107 USD)at jinpai.com. pkx.com was auctioned for ¥… Source: Domaining     



It’s Mardi Gras, and my dentist thanks Directnic!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: It’s Mardi Gras, baby! 😀 Get your fancy carnival costumes on, grab some dirty drinks and celebrate the fine partying that arrives this time of the year, like clockwork. Louisiana based domain registrar, Directnic, wants to keep everyone happy and they passed on the spirit of Mardi Gras with a humongous box…



Why sales like RiseUp.org for $75k are awesome…but not reflective of the market

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: One of the ways that many people get drawn into the domain industry is by stumbling on a domain sale, or a list of sales and thinking, “hey, I could register names like these.” Fast-forward to 2AM and they are sitting in front of their computer hand-registering names that to them look…



Why sales like RiseUp.org for $75k are awesome…but not reflective of the market

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: One of the ways that many people get drawn into the domain industry is by stumbling on a domain sale, or a list of sales and thinking, “hey, I could register names like these.” Fast-forward to 2AM and they are sitting in front of their computer hand-registering names that to them look…



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