Monthly archives: June, 2017

A word of caution to startups that think someone is squatting on a domain name

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: It’s a conversation that I have at least monthly, and lately I feel like it’s happening even more frequently. I’ll be talking to another startup founder and they’ll say, “we want to rebrand but a squatter is sitting on our domain name, so we’re going to get our lawyer involved.” To which…



Share your .com .net .org and other domains

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: Negotiating a LLLL.com with a fortune 500 company / The Registrar That Is The Most Secure / Trademark Applications / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain news. Who is your target… Source: Domaining     



How I Built 826 Backlinks to a Single Article in 8 Weeks

By Neil Patel No matter how much SEO evolves, backlinks remain the primary “currency” for Google when ranking websites. In fact, a November 2016 study from First Page Sage found that backlinks are still the number one overall ranking factor in Google’s algorithm: And I seriously doubt this will change any time soon. Of course,…



Whois Privacy is Not for Scammers

By Elliot Silver Whois privacy is a fairly inexpensive (or free) tool that allows domain owners to keep their registration details private. It is surprising to see that some (perhaps many) people still seem to think Whois privacy is a tool that is used primarily for scammers. From my perspective, using a proxy for Whois…



GST and domains : Goods and Services Tax to mess things up in India

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: On July 1st, the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) is hitting online transactions in India. The measure has a lot of potential to disrupt online activities, including those related to domain name registration, negatively. What is the Indian Goods and Services Tax? Currently, Indian e-commerce web sites do not collect any…



Top Topics: Has Crypto Domain ETH.com Been Sold?; Domain Names and Taxes…

By James Iles NamePros.com: In this week’s Top Topics, we take a look at the tax implications of buying and selling domain names. Some useful information is provided on the subject of taxes, which should be noted by many domainers. Elsewhere, we take a look at the potential sale of cryptocurrency domain name ETH.com and…



Sedo brokers $2million (approximate) sale

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Dave Evanson just tweeted out that he co-brokered a $2million sale. Unfortunately the name is confidential. Congrats Just co-brokered $2,000,000 USD (approximate) confidential sale with Sedo’s Albert Schimmel & Liane van Hoorn. Congrats to buyer and seller! — dave evanson (@SedoDaveEvanson) June 30, 2017 Source: Domaining     



Where is your favorite place to sell domain names?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: There are a multitude of places to sell your domains names. Popular aftermarket sites like Sedo and Afternic have been around for years. GoDaddy gives sellers a variety of ways to sell, from 7 day auctions to premium listings. Specialty sites such as BrandBucket and Brandroot offer sellers of brandable…



Queen.com UDRP: Queen.dk & Frands Jepsen are Reverse Domain Name Hijackers

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: The attempted theft of the domain name Queen.com from its lawful owner Rick Schwartz was spectacularly rejected by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) . Frands Jepsen, owner and managing director of Queen.dk, tried to steal the domain name Queen.com as a plan B after he didn’t like the price tag…



Domain crime : 988.com is a stolen domain name!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The premium domain 988.com has been confirmed to be stolen; anyone claiming to be in possession of it currently is the thief. How did this happen? The domain’s legitimate owner, Mr. Luo, is a California resident and for months he’s been pestered by a cybercriminal who gained access to his domain accounts….



Social Media companies on notice in Germany as new legislation passes

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Back in March we wrote about a proposed German law to fine social media companies that did not remove hate speech. The New York reported that the law has passed and things are about to get tricky for social media companies doing business in Germany. There is plenty of speech…



Last day for free tickets to WHD.usa 2017

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: WHD.usa is a good opportunity to connect with hosting and domain companies…and it’s inexpensive. Earlier this month I wrote about WorldHostingDays and its U.S. event for 2017. I just booked my travel for the event. If you’re thinking about going, I recommend getting your ticket by today. Why today?…



Danish flowers : Rick Schwartz schools Queen.dk on RDNH

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Rick Schwartz won the Queen.com UDRP with a RDNH finding, and he’s been busy schooling the Danish florist, Queen.dk. Knud Jepsen A/S has been added to the HallOfShame repository of UDRP aggressors, linking the Queen.dk owners to a despicable practice against a generic domain. The Domain King also broke his blogging silence,…



Domain inquiries : Turn off that autoresponder email

By Acro Acro: Communicating on a platform such as the Uniregistry Market can have its challenges. I recently mentioned how some inquiries assume the Uniregistry domain selling platform is a live chat of shorts; Uniregistry is working on adding a note that describes the response expectations. Another issue I came across that isn’t really a…



Daily Domain Picks 6-30-17

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 6-30-17 Go Daddy Auction Picks 6-30-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Full List AimHigher.org BestOutfit.com BigSet.com BonusTracker.com BookForBook.com BrightUnits.com CAConnect.com CNI.us DenmarkExperts.com DomainNameOptimization.com EnglandData.com EverydayPost.com GadgetBrain.com IcelandExperts.com Irelan… Source: Domaining     



Google no longer bolding keywords in domain names

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Another blow to domain names in search. Domain names and URLs that contain terms people search for on Google have long been thought to have some sort of advantage. For a while, Google seemed to give preference to “exact match domains”. Then it tweaked the algorithm to downplay this,…



AUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 29, 2017

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



Whois Privacy is Not for Scammers

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Whois privacy is a fairly inexpensive (or free) tool that allows domain owners to keep their registration details private. It is surprising to see that some (perhaps many) people still seem to think Whois privacy is a tool that is used primarily for scammers. From my perspective, using a proxy for…



Meet The $100K Club: Here’s How Much the Average Airbnb Host Earns in a Month

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Coin: $26 billion in market value partly depends on a 23-year-old staying healthy and alive; Scientists Found That The Soul Doesn’t Die – It Goes Back To The Universe; The spread of Amazon.com Inc. has helped erase $69 billion of collective stock market value from companies in affected…



Should businesses use a brandable name or a descriptive one?

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: The debate continues and both sides have good points. For as long as I’ve been in the domain investor community there’s been a debate about what the best type of domain name is for a new company. Is it a category-defining domain name such as RunningShoes.com? Or is a…



$137k in Sales on June 29th – OQS.com sold for $13,600 – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: NameJet had the top sale of the day for five days in a row, this time it was OQS.com which sold for $13,600. NameBio recorded 230 sales for a total of $137,482 with an average sale price of $598. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 10% in the…



A Look at the Top Performing “Alternative” Top Level Domain; What’s Up with .XYZ?

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK, NY – It’s now been near two years from when Google’s new parent company Alphabet Inc. decided to launch their new corporate website on the .xyz domain, naming it abc.xyz. It’s also been near two years from when .xyz founder Daniel Negari forecasted that Google’s surprising move would effectively…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday June 30th

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Barriers to entry. I am a big fan. My goal is to get into a business when the barriers to entry are low and hope that the barriers get much more difficult with time. When we moved into the garden center and landscape business back in the 80s it wasn’t as tough….



INTA study reveals cost of new gTLDs to brand owners as ICANN community wrestles with RPM review …

Internet News: INTA study reveals cost of new gTLDs to brand owners as ICANN community wrestles with RPM review World Trademark Review (subscription) (blog) At this week’s ICANN meeting in South Africa, the impact and effectiveness of new gTLD rights protection mechanisms (RPMS) has taken centre stage, with one participant voicing concerns that… Source: Domaining…



111 Domain Discoveries for June 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…



How to Reduce Commissions on Domain Name Sales

By Doron Vermaat Efty.com: Since I started investing in domain names 4.5 years ago I paid more than $25,000 in marketplace commission and fees. In 2013 I paid $2,818 in commission on $9,369 in sales. In 2014 I paid $4,464 in commission on $49,646 in sales. In 2015 I paid $11,102 in commissions on $49,325…



Bass Fishing Festivals and Consultations .COM .NET and More 125+ Items At Reg Fee Opps

By DropGrabs – Webmaster DropGRABS.com: Today’s List Exclusive Research Project Related to the following Keywords: Bass Fishing Festivals Consultations Locations and More in .COM .NET and More 125+ Items at Reg Fee Opps BassFest.net BassFest.biz BassFest.us BassFest.tv BassFest.mobi . Bass-Fest.com Bass-Fest.net Bass-Fest.biz Bass-Fest.us Bass-Fest.tv Bass-Fest.mobi … Source: Domaining     



So let me get this straight…

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: So as I wrote about on TheDomains.com, GoDaddy removed an auction listing for RapeKids.com. A despicable name that can’t be spun as some try to do both legitimately and not legitimately with other controversial or crude domains. The domain name is also on sale for $95 at Sedo. To be fair…



Plural vs. Singular – it usually is an either or when you’re talking about domain names

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: It’s a question that comes up a lot when people are looking at one-word domain names. In most cases it’s pretty clear if the singular will sell for more than the plural. Here are a few examples where the singular is without a doubt (or without any doubts from me for whatever…



After Failed Attempt to Hijack Queen.com Queen Flowers Has to Deal With Wrath of Rick Schwartz

DNJournal: Rick Schwartz is on the war path. After a Danish company was found guilty of a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking attempt against his Queen.com – Schwartz is going after the perpetuators. Source: Domaining     



GoDaddy takes down auction for RapeKids.com

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: GoDaddy removed the auction for RapeKids.com on their platform today. Lance @tldn had tweeted @WtfDomains with a link to the auction, @DNUpdate retweeted it with a message and Noah Plumb who has the super cool handle of @no took care of the situation. That’s not right. We took it down…



Do you have any crypto-currency domains with traffic?

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: I want to buy brandable new GTLD domains / Share your Keyword + COIN domains / How To Register Domain Anonymously / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name news. StepBrother.org –… Source: Domaining     



TrumpCasino.com Expires and Up for Auction

By Elliot Silver The TrumpCasino.com domain name, once owned by Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc., has expired and is on auction at GoDaddy Auctions. The expiration was first reported by Jamie Zoch in a tweet this afternoon (with a link to the auction): 19 year old Trump Ent. owned domain name TrumpCasino(.)com domain expires, currently on…



7 Most Popular Blog Posts of Q2 2017

By Kelsey LaBelle As we approach the halfway point for the year of 2017, its a nice time to pause and reflect over the past quarter. We were honored to announce our When… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



Host Europe Group registrars’ expired domains now hitting GoDaddy Auctions

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Host Europe Group acquisition means more expired domains on GoDaddy Auctions. Expired domains from four Host Europe Group registrars are now heading to GoDaddy Auctions following GoDaddy’s acquisition of the European hosting conglomerate earlier this year. Expired domains from 123-Reg.co.uk, Heart Internet, Domain Factory and H… Source: Domaining     



AUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 28, 2017

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



How real estate agents use domain names in 2017

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Agents are embracing unique domains for each high-end home they sell. Two years ago I leafed through an upscale Austin home magazine called Refine to understand how real estate agents use domain names to market premium properties. This weekend I received a current copy of the same publication and…



TrumpCasino.com Expires and Up for Auction

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: The TrumpCasino.com domain name, once owned by Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc., has expired and is on auction at GoDaddy Auctions. The expiration was first reported by Jamie Zoch in a tweet this afternoon (with a link to the auction): 19 year old Trump Ent. owned domain name TrumpCasino(.)com domain expires, currently…



Crazy! Domainer survives trip to North Korea

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A trip to North Korea isn’t on most people’s bucket lists, but a domain investor from Norway just checked that one off. Domainer Kris Moell is also a professional airline pilot, and has attended several domain conferences. Recently, Kris visited North Korea as part of a tour to the forbidden country, known…



.Build registry files patent app for dynamic premium pricing

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: An idea for new top level domains might have relevance for popular TLDs. With the introduction of new top level domain names a few years ago came an explosion in the number of TLDs offering some of their domain names at premium prices. I recall speaking to someone at…



Defendant in LeMond ‘cybersquat’ suit issues heated denial, points to identity thief – Minneapoli…

Internet News: Minneapolis Star Tribune Defendant in LeMond ‘cybersquat’ suit issues heated denial, points to identity thief Minneapolis Star Tribune A Twin Cities marketing expert accused in a lawsuit of “cybersquatting” on dozens of website domains associated with cycling legend Greg LeMond is claiming innocence, contending that some iden… Source: Domaining     



Queen and Save Me : Two RDNH decisions in one song

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Rick Schwartz’s double-whammy consists of UDRP victories, coupled with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH.) First came SaveMe.com, the 2012 case that forever established the Brazilian aggressor company as a reverse domain name hijacker poster boy. The recent case of Queen.com which ended with a Rick Schwartz trium… Source: Domaining…



TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 6/29/2017!

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 6/29/2017. 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     



What does Brexit mean for .EU domain holders in the UK?

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: It’s not determined yet, but it could be bad. A DNW podcast listener emailed a question to me this week that I hadn’t considered before: Will UK residents still be able to register and own .EU domain names after Brexit is complete? Great question. It turns out EURid, the…



Crypto-domaining : SnapNames to offer domain mining “off the blockchain”

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: SnapNames, the definitive domain drop-catching service, will be offering domain mining for long term investing. Influenced by the success of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies aimed at digital gamblers, the SnapNames service will be totally off the blockchain. “At SnapNames we know what people want, it’s quick flips using… Source: Domaining     



CBNT.com UDRP decision is bad, but domain owner should take some of the blame

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Bank wins domain name that showed ads for banks. A single-member World Intellectual Property Organization panel has ordered the domain name CBNT.com be transferred to California Bank & Trust in a cybersquatting dispute. I disagree with the decision but I also place some blame on the domain name owner….



Why Instagram Is Becoming Facebook’s Next Facebook

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: 5 Reasons Why Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk Outperform Everyone Else; This Small Personal Touch Will Make a Huge Difference in Your Business; 5 Ways Millennials are a Completely Different Kind of Market to Crack; New artificial intelligence promises to make travel a little smarter; ‘Hyperloop Hotel’ Could…



News roundup: Trump Organization renews hundreds of domain names — including TrumpTowerMoscow.com…

Internet News: News roundup: Trump Organization renews hundreds of domain names — including TrumpTowerMoscow.com Salt Lake Tribune (blog) The Trump Organization has registered and renewed hundreds of domain names since before Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination last year. The websites may indicate the president’s future plans. Among… Source: Domaining     



$197k in Sales on June 28th – YOT.com sold for $18,100 – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: NameJet had the top five sales yesterday led by YOT.com which sold for $18,100. NameBio recorded 254 sales for a total of $196,685 with an average sale price of $774. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 6% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount increased…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday June 29th

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Adam Strong let me know yesterday he has five NNNN.coms up for sale. 1829.com, 3795.com, 4023.com, 4744.com, and 6574.com. Like many of us he has things he wants to do and he might as well sell a few domains to do them. He said he would give them to me for being…



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