Monthly archives: April, 2017

Uniregistry on .XYZ domains : Automatic renewals are set to OFF

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Uniregistry has notified holders of .XYZ domains that were registered during last year’s “penny promo” that auto-renewals are disabled. A year ago, the .XYZ registry allowed the registration of .XYZ domains for $0.01, resulting in almost 3 million registrations. Being able to register 1000 .XYZ domains for $10 bucks… Source: Domaining     



49 newly funded startups and their domain names: SafeGraph.com, MortgageHippo.com, Pangara.com

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: Funding activity was up down significantly from last week as we only saw 49 startup companies raise $98,984,510 in funding. Just over 61% of these startup companies launched with a .com address with the ccTLD claiming the second spot with 12%. The .Co extension is alive and well, making up more…



Plenty of traffic but no conversions – Monetization remodeling

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: Domain Portfolio Construction / How to contact end-users by telephone / Just sold .in domain for $2000 / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name news. Question about . eu being a good… Source: Domaining     



Websites and Domain Names to Become Insignificant within 20 Years or Less

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: LONG ISLAND, NY – Ten or 20 years ago, if you wanted to find information a search engine such as Yahoo would allow you to simply type-in what you were looking for, and countless websites would appear with information related to your search. Sometimes, ugly websites would appear that had keyword-stuffed…



Domain red alert : Would a nuclear war with North Korea affect domain investing?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: An all-out, nuclear war with North Korea would disrupt most international trade. Traffic restrictions would have to be made, and stock market activity around the world would most certainly plummet. With all that in mind, we thought it be interesting to take the pulse of domain industry professionals, and seek their personal…



Sunday Morning Domain Industry Thoughts and Updates

By Elliot Silver I wish this wasn’t the last day of April. It’s been a pretty solid month for my business, and I hope the same can be said for you. My domain name portfolio is relatively small, so my good month doesn’t necessarily mean anything on a macro level. My guess is that the…



Saturday Musings – Being in a Whirlwind

Michael Gilmour: This past ten days have been a little crazy in my household. Our son Tim and his girlfriend dropped in for a few days before heading out again with his work. Sarah had her birthday and then moved into her own place and Elise had her car window smashed and bag stolen. In…



A list of what people spammed Rick Schwartz this week

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: So the @DomainKing stirred things up this past week asking people to spam him their domains on Twitter. Rick started out with a $5k max and moved onto $25K and then finished up with $100K max. Here is what was being sent to Rick at various price points: $5K DNcon.com…



Just a few hours left to win tickets for NamesCon 2018

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Cyberian (Kenny) one of the oldest and best members of Namepros put together one of the best contests in the history of Namepros. Namepros is approaching a major milestone, member number 1,000,000. Currently Namepros is around 500 away from the milestone number. The person who comes closest with their guess of…



Update on Top 10 Sales from a Year Ago: Rod.com, Emigration.com, MyChoice.com, More

By Aaron DSAD.com: Listed below are updates on the top 10 domain sales from a year ago, as ranked by DN Journal. 1. 746.com sold for $121,000 2. FDP.com sold for $50,250 3. DNL.com sold for $49,200 All three domains above either are parked or don’t resolve, and each is under privacy protection. 4. ROD.com…



URS is MIA in .Net Renewal RA

By Philip Corwin Internet Commerce Association: The Proposed Renewal of the .Net Registry Agreement (RA) was published for public comment by ICANN on April 20th. The biggest surprise about the proposed contract is how little it differs from the current one between ICANN and Verisign. Conspicuously absent from the agreement is the new gTLD rights…



Rick Schwartz’s domain requests on Twitter invigorate the domain industry!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Rick Schwartz has been asking domain sellers to post their best names on Twitter, for a maximum set price. Once posted, Rick’s given first dibs to accept or reject the domains offered. When the 4 hour window passes, these domains are available to others. We don’t keep track of which domains Rick…



AUCTION RECAP OF APRIL 29, 2017

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



How to talk to strangers; When You Get Fired or Fail Big, This is How You Bounce Forward

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Is Your Company Culture Pirate Ship or Battleship? Amazon’s new Echo Look has a built-in camera for style selfies and EM Domain; 7 Things Buyers Do That Real Estate Agents Hate; Major newspapers: ‘DEA must deschedule marijuana’; 5G Will Connect Nearly Everything… and Will Completely Change Your Commute;…



Sunday Morning Domain Industry Thoughts and Updates

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I wish this wasn’t the last day of April. It’s been a pretty solid month for my business, and I hope the same can be said for you. My domain name portfolio is relatively small, so my good month doesn’t necessarily mean anything on a macro level. My guess is that…



$69k in Sales on April 29th – Posify.com sold for $3,250 – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was posify.com which sold for $3,250 at DropCatch. NameBio recorded 147 sales for a total of $69,436 with an average sale price of $472. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 38% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount decreased…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday April 30th

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Quite a few one word dot biz up for auction at Godaddy today. A few nice ones, a few that are a maybe, and most just don’t work. I’ve always felt that dot biz worked for a local business. I think its memorable and cost effective for a small company. A small…



Daily Domain Picks 4-30-17

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 4-30-17 Go Daddy Auction Picks 4-30-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com 3377.net solid 4N.net If you are looking for .Biz domains then today is the day to bid. There are several names on the list including RR.biz. Full List 3377.net AFRU.com Agenka.com Arizona.biz Associates.biz AutomaticTraining.com Awabi.com … Source: Domaining     



148 Domain Discoveries for April 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…



Retrospect Of Confidentiality Agreements In The Domain Industry

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: Bad Domain Development SEO Advice That Doesn’t Work / Where to get access to the .io zone files / Where .TV offers com from / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain… Source: Domaining     



Lessons learned from Rick Schwartz – buying a domain with the “perfect” entity to sell it to in m…

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: While Rick Schwartz might not be blogging anymore, he is tweeting more than ever and I’ve been finding some great nuggets in his tweets. This particular nugget is one that I’ve learned the hard way more than once, okay, it probably took me at least five times to really learn my lesson…



Fabricator.com Subject of UDRP

By Elliot Silver A UDRP has been filed at the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) against the Fabricator.com domain name. The UDRP filing can be found on UDRPSearch.com, and it is case #1728625. The current Whois record for Fabricator.com shows the owner is NameFind, a company that is owned by GoDaddy. Based on a historical Whois…



AUCTION RECAP OF APRIL 28, 2017

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on April 28, 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…



Domain blast : Future Media Architects sold Impact.com

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Future Media Architects has one of the most sought-after domain portfolios; the brainchild of domain investor Thunayan K. AL-Ghanim (Elequa) is top notch. Gone are the days that Elequa wouldn’t part ways with any of his premium domains. In recent months, FMA has been liquidating its 4L .com domains, particularly those that…



Would you turn down $200,000 because of an NDA ?

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: So a posted on Namepros @MapleDots, made an interesting post about NDA’s and sales confidentiality. The initial post: Confidentiality Sucks I have had 3 big sales at 75k each and in each case I signed a confidentiality clause which prohibited me from talking about the domain. In retrospect I find this…



Let the fun begin, what do you have for $3,000 max ?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Well last week’s post was very successful, a number of sales took place and it brought about members engaging with one another to get some deals done below the stated price as well. I started tweeting out some names which led to a couple more sales. We are trying to…



Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): AKFX.com, Skilo.com, GameMine.com, More

By Aaron DSAD.com: The screenshots below are examples of buyers of domains from the past year that have either developed their sites, or purchased an upgrade domain and have redirected their acquisition to an existing website. AKFX.com sold for $17,000 via Mike Mann’s Domain Market, and a Forex trading platform based in Malta is live….



TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 4/29/2017!

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 4/29/2017. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a … → Source: Domaining     



North Korean UDRP Respondent threatens to nuke ICANN

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The ICANN multi-steakeholder model office is in red alert today, after a UDRP Respondent made plausible threats over the Internet. North Korean UDRP Respondent, Shing Ping Kim, lashed out at both the WIPO and ICANN, after his domain was taken away. Citing the imminent launch of nuclear laden intercontinental ballistic missiles from…



The Buying Process Has Changed. Why Hasn’t Your Sales? How brands can bounce back from disaster

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Domain name valuation explained by these 6 factors; #1 Way Young Workers Beat Seasoned Workers in Job Search; University of Windsor team has killed 20 varieties of cancer cells using … Spotify acquires blockchain startup Mediachain to solve music’s attribution; Can Laugh.ly Help Stand-Up Comedy Run More Like…



YCWY.net, 262737.com | GoDaddy GoAfter Domains 04-29-17

By Jijo Pappachan DN.Domains: Do you know we have set up a price email alert for Chinese niches? The utility is available in the homepage. Send us your domain names with BIN to be included in the daily list. Do you know we facilitate bitcoin escrow for domain transactions for a fee of just 0.5%?…



Fabricator.com Subject of UDRP

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: A UDRP has been filed at the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) against the Fabricator.com domain name. The UDRP filing can be found on UDRPSearch.com, and it is case #1728625. The current Whois record for Fabricator.com shows the owner is NameFind, a company that is owned by GoDaddy. Based on a historical…



$148k in Sales on April 28th – CCCK.com sold for $6,800 – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was ccck.com which sold for $6,800 at NameJet. NameBio recorded 237 sales for a total of $147,722 with an average sale price of $623. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 17% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount decreased…



Domain Movers: Firefly.com, Dugout.com + More

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Welcome! This is Domain Movers, a unique series by DotWeekly that has long focused on corporate domain name transactions and report the early findings to you. These are early signs of new brands, products, services, advertising, investing and more. It is always “nice” to know the prices paid on these domain…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, April 29th

By Josh E DSAD.com: I’ve been thinking about the point Drew made on the last Sherpa Review about the need to set the price extra high on a portfolio of sub par or average names, so that you can cover your costs in the event someone really likes one of said names and buys it….



Daily Domain Picks 4-29-17

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 4-29-17 Go Daddy Auction Picks 4-29-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Full List 18409.com AutoModerator.com BankingEasier.com BBM.net BotRev.com Boxena.com ButterflyGaming.com CallingCard.net CarsEmpire.com ConstructionPros.com EditorCut.com EverContent.com GetFitGym.com GuruFoundation.com Hanota.com H… Source: Domaining     



152 Domain Discoveries for April 29th

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…



Video – Domain Sales

Michael Gilmour: This is the third video in the 10th Anniversary of Whizzbangsblog. In this video explore the topic of domain sales and how you can increase your own domain sales. I’ve sold a lot of domains over the years and in this video I discuss a number of techniques I’ve found that greatly assist…



Verisign ends 1st quarter of 2017 with 143.6 million .com and .net domain names

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), reported financial and domain name registration results for the first quarter of 2017. The final .com and .net renewal rate for the fourth quarter of 2016 was 67.6 percent compared with 73.3 percent for the same quarter in 2015. That is not that bad considering a lot…



Domains that actually look BETTER as a gTLD than a dot com

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: Who/What is to blame for the dismal of the New gTLD aftermarket / The accurate numbers on domains wanted requests / The future of 5L pronounceable .coms / And more. Here are the new discussions and… Source: Domaining     



Double Letters Within Five Character .COM’s 475+ Items Available

By DropGrabs – Webmaster DropGRABS.com: Today’s List of Availables are LLLLL .COM Five Character .COM With Double Letters in Each One… 295 + Items Available Now Reg Fee Opps… Enjoy the List… . ———————— 212;———————— —————- … Source: Domaining     



Clean Up Your Marketplace Portfolios!

By Elliot Silver This morning, I received a transfer email from GoDaddy for a domain name I didn’t sell or transfer. I won this domain name at a NameJet auction in February. Although I am passively offering it for sale via my Embrace.com landing page, I am monetizing it via PPC and do not have…



Directnic is on a Collision conference course!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Sponsored by Directnic* Directnic, the friendly domain registrar with headquarters in Louisiana, is on a Collision conference course! What the heck is that, one might ask. Collision is America’s fastest growing tech conference, and takes place in New Orleans on May 2, 3 and 4. The stats look impressive: More than 20,000…



Domain Names Are Fading From User View – CircleID

CircleID.com: ITProPortal Domain Names Are Fading From User View CircleID Some people made a lot of money through domain name speculation. Others made money by wallpapering Google Ad Sense advertisements over vacuous websites. And a busload of attorneys made a good living chasing down shysters trying to make a buck … Liberia: LTA, Partners ……



Artist Jonty Hurwitz Using Jonty.Art

By Elliot Silver Jonty Hurwitz was the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Wonga, a British fintech company. Jonty left the company in 2011, although he still reportedly owns a significant amount of shares of the company. More recently though, Jonty has become known for his art, most specifically his very cool sculptures. A couple…



Clean Up Your Marketplace Portfolios!

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: This morning, I received a transfer email from GoDaddy for a domain name I didn’t sell or transfer. I won this domain name at a NameJet auction in February. Although I am passively offering it for sale via my Embrace.com landing page, I am monetizing it via PPC and do not…



I, Kubba : HugeDomains grabs Ammar’s .com

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: With more than 2.5 million domains under management, HugeDomains is probably the biggest private domain portfolio holder in the world. Quite often, they go after domain names that drop, and they operate DropCatch, NameBright (and BrightName) along with domain news aggregator, NameBee. Ammar Kubba, popular domain investor and entrepre… Source: Domaining     



Unipol.com : Respondent uses “reverse cyber-squatter” approach to UDRP

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The Korean registrant of Unipol.com was hit with a UDRP; the 10 year old domain was challenged at the WIPO by an Italian corporation. Complainant is Unipol Gruppo Finanziario S.p.A. of Bologna, Italy, that claimed it has common law rights to the UNIPOL mark since 1989. Meanwhile, Unipol.com was registered by the…



Top Topics: How Do I Recover My Stolen Domain?; What Should You Expect from a Broker?…

By James Iles NamePros.com: In last week’s edition of Top Topics, a domain name investor asked the community for advice on a $2,000 offer that was received via Sedo. In two minds as to what to do next, the investor opted to push the domain to auction at Sedo, with the hope of attracting more…



Verisign credits Super Bowl for strong quarter

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Super Bowl ads propel new domain registrations. Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) released earnings and business results for Q1 2016 yesterday after the closing bell. 9.5 million new .com and .net registrations occurred in the quarter, beating expectations. While down from the 10.0 gross registrations in the same quarter of 2016, that…



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