Monthly archives: July, 2017

Didi Chuxing Acquired Domain of Didi.cn

By Sunny DNQueen.net: Didi Chuxing (Chinese: 滴滴出行; pinyin: Dīdī Chūxíng), formerly Didi Kuaidi (Chinese: 滴滴快的), is a major ride-sharing company, providing transportation services for more than 400 million users across over 400 cities in China. DiDi acquired Uber’s China unit on August 1, 2016. In April 2017, DiDi closed over US$5.5 billion financing… Source: Domaining…



Does the page load time of a landing page impact the number of inbound offers you get?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: The short answer is – yes. As with most things in life, people are busy and the amount of time someone has to wait directly relates to sales. In the apparel world retailers see this happen in-store all the time, long lines at dressing rooms usually means less sales or less items…



Name Summit Digital Branding Conference; Entrepreneurs, Experts, Domain Enthusiasts

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK, NY – “NameSummit – The Digital Branding Conference” is just one week away. There will be over 40 speakers, including entrepreneurs, experts and digital branding superstars ready to engage with attendees. Expert panels will discuss leading trends in branding, influence marketing, social media and showcase the continuing evol… Source:…



Determining The Best Domain Names To Invest In

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: Buying “Bot” Domains Ending with BOT. Paying Up to $500 / Usage and valuation of an emoji accepted extension / Discuss and Showcase Security and Intelligence Domain Names / And more. Here are the new discussions… Source: Domaining     



Email is the Domain Name X Factor

By Elliot Silver When it comes to domain names, I think email is the x factor that is not always considered. For companies that don’t have their exact match .com domain names, I think email can be a big problem. For those who are fortunate, the email issue will be understood, although it can go…



“ShoeBuy” Becomes “Shoes” – Walmart Maximizes Domain Acquired in $9M Deal

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK, NY – Back in April I wrote about the “Category Killer Domain” Shoes.com which was acquired in a $9M transaction by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Today, it looks like that investment is being put into good-use by retail giant Wal-Mart. The transaction began in late March of this year and…



NameSummit to Emphasize Key Role of Domains at Next Week’s Digital Branding Conference in New York

DNJournal: The 1st NameSummit coming to New York City next week is called a “digital branding conference” but the importance of domains will be the most consistent message. Source: Domaining     



The Monday Media Wrap Up: Black Hat, Avalanche Botnet Takedown, and Google Ransomware

By DomainTools Articles from July 21-28 At Black Hat Conference, good guy hackers have a bleak view of US cybersecurity CNBC | Aditi Roy | July 27, 2017 In a dark conference… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



How to Combine Native Advertising with Content Marketing to Maximize Your Traffic

By Neil Patel Despite the proven effectiveness of native advertising, it’s a concept that remains a little murky for many marketers. Copyblogger performed a study on native advertising, asking people whether they knew what it was and how knowledgeable they were about it. Here are the results: Clearly, it’s still an ambiguous concept to many….



The Story of an Accidental Domainer That Started With a $23,000 Sale

By James Iles NamePros.com: Back in 1997, David Kammerer registered the domain name 4001.com as a joke after saying the phrase “I have 4000 and one things to do today”. The name became a hobby site for David who used his domain as a base for guitar tabs for Irish guitarist and songwriter Rory Gallagher….



AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 30, 2017

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 30, 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…



Stone Island Clothing Brand Recovers Hundreds of Domains

By Andrew Hazen DomainSuccess.com: The company behind the Stone Island clothing brand, Sportswear Company, has recovered hundreds of domain names that were hosting websites selling counterfeit versions of its products. The domains, which numbered in the hundreds, belonged to various China-based registrants. The majority resolved to sites selling counterfeits, while so… Source: Domaining     



Chipotle Fan Registers Chipotlequeso.com Domain Name – Westword

Internet News: Westword Chipotle Fan Registers Chipotlequeso.com Domain Name Westword After securing the domain name and building his website, which he calls “a love story about molten cheese,” Niehaus’s next order of business was to actually sample the queso. While Chipotle is rolling out the queso in Colorado stores beginning tomorr… Source: Domaining     



GoDaddy auctioning and selling despicable domain names

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: I got a tip from a reader about an auction that GoDaddy is running for the domain name killchildren.com. I visited GoDaddy auctions only to find more domains like this: All 4 domains (.com, .net, .org and .info) are registered with GoDaddy since 2013 and are now expired and being auctioned…



Verizon Center in Washington DC likely to become Capital One Center

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: The Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals will soon play at the Capital One Center. The Verizon Center in Washington DC, home to the Washington Wizard NBA team and Washington Capitals NHL team, is likely to be renamed the Capital One Center. Verizon’s naming rights expire ends next year, and…



Takeaways from Donuts’ new website

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Matt Overman and Matt Delgado join Donuts. Donuts has updated its website after acquiring Rightside (it looks like they mostly ported Rightside’s site), and there are a couple interesting things to note. First of all, Matt Overman and Matt Delgado have made the move to Donuts. Overman is the…



Doctrine of lashes : UDRP delivers new strict punishment for RDNH

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: If an overly aggressive corporation tries to steal your long-held domain, a new provision under the UDRP will ensure severe punishment. A finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking for aged domains is about to receive an expanded outcome for the Complainant. “We’re dealing with mega corporations that will not pay fair price……



Facebook Researchers Kill Artificial Intelligence Programs After They Invent Their Own Language

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: World’s first sex robot brothel ‘in talks’ to make ‘revolutionary’ business GLOBAL; Can Bozoma Saint John repair Uber’s troubled image? Pot shop is giving away free weed to people who help pickup trash; 15 Ways to Be a Better Person; What Will It Be Like To Have Robot…



Pseudo crypto : Bitcoin is not anonymous

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Are domain investors jumping ship to Bitcoin instead of pouring money into domains? Highly unlikely, as the BTC cryptocurrency is very volatile and offers no protection or long term investment returns, unlike domain names. Any drop in online auction house participation volume is solely the result of current market conditions, and sho……



TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 7/31/2017!

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 7/31/2017. 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     



European Domain Market + BrandIT – DNW Podcast #146

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Understanding the European domain market and corporate domain management. This week I chat with Jesper Knudsen and Jochen Kieler of BrandIT. BrandIT is a corporate domain and brand management company that bought domain brokerage Igloo.com earlier this year. I speak with Jesper and Jochen about the surprising differences between…



Email is the Domain Name X Factor

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: When it comes to domain names, I think email is the x factor that is not always considered. For companies that don’t have their exact match .com domain names, I think email can be a big problem. For those who are fortunate, the email issue will be understood, although it can…



Search marketing expert Mike Grehan speaking at NameSummit 2017 

By admin NameSummit.com: NameSummit 2017 announces author and online marketing expert Mike Grehan of Acronym Media as a featured speaker at the New York City digital branding conference. Marketing and advertising professional Mike Grehan, chief marketing officer and managing director at Acronym Media, is a featured speaker at NameSummit 2017 to be held at th……



Comic-Con: The #XYZsquad gets animated in front of 160,000 people

By Team XYZ Gen.XYZ: San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) is one of the largest and most influential pop-culture conventions in the United States. What began in 1970 with 100 sci-fi fans in a hotel basement has transformed into an annual pilgrimage by comic enthusiasts from all over the world. Pulling in over 160,000 attendees in past…



Neustar Connect : Exclusive NYC event on the future of marketing

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Neustar Connect is an exclusive, by invitation only event that takes place in New York, on September 12th. Designed for marketers, Neustar Connect is an invite-only forum “of candid fireside chats and provocative panels with CMOs, marketing executives and industry thought-leaders discussing how marketing is being transformed by… Source: Domaining     



Flippa domains : It’s time to buy a.pizza

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Pizza is one of the world’s staple foods, and there’s a pizza for everyone. Whether you are a vegetarian or a meat lover, getting a pizza custom made to your exact flavor preference is not rocket science. Coincidentally, the domain a.pizza is now available to eat acquire on Flippa, and yes –…



Brands keep jumping the New gTLD ship : .HTC

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: HTC, a mobile phone manufacturer, sent a letter asking The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to terminate the .HTC registry and extension. HTC Corporation is a Taiwanese consumer electronics company headquartered in Xindian District, New Taipei City, Taiwan. ICANN consulted with HTC Corporation to assess whe… Source: Domaining…



Emojis.com purchased in 2010 looking like a great investment

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Emojis have been talked about a lot over the last few months with regards to domain names. From i❤️domains to the excellent guide produced by DNAcademy, to a high schooler named Shane Brunswick, an incoming high school sophomore who created Domainoji.com, an emoji domain registration website that automatically converts emojis…



Yorkies Diamonds Budapest and More 125+ .COM Reg Fee Opps…

By DropGrabs – Webmaster DropGRABS.com: . Today’s List of Treat Keyword Sampling: Yorkies Diamonds Design Budapest Wood Casino Chicago Drone Finance and MORE… Include 145+ .COM Keyword Rich Items Available for Reg Fee Enjoy the List… BudapestGarden.com . BookingLatinos BookTheStylist BoosterBlowout BootsShoeStore BrokerByState BronxDayCamps BrowserColour … Source: Domaining     



$62k in Sales on July 30th – CryptoTicker.com sold for $5,000 – Daily Market Report

By NameBio NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was CryptoTicker.com which sold for $5,000 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 158 sales for a total of $61,745 with an average sale price of $391. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 13% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount decreased…



.storage to have pricey second sunrise

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The .storage gTLD is to get a second sunrise period after being acquired and repurposed by XYZ.com. The registry will operate a “Trademark Landrush Period” for three weeks from November 7 as the first stage of .storage’s reboot as an open-to-all gTLD. It’s not technically a “sunrise” period under I… Source:…



Daily Domain Picks 7-31-17

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 7-31-17 Go Daddy Auction Picks 7-31-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com FreeFuel.com I like this one, few ways to go for development. FXNJ.com FX for Forex plus being a chip should do well. Full List 16471.com 24795.com 73471.com CrowdGarden.com EyeAsia.com Farato.com FishRush.com FreeFuel.com FXNJ.com G… Source: Domaining     



HTC dumps its dot-brand

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Mobile phone manufacturer HTC has become the latest dot-brand operator to get out of the new gTLD game. The $4.3 billion-a-year Taiwanese firm has told ICANN that it no longer wishes to run .htc as a dot-brand registry and ICANN has signaled its intent to terminate the contract. It becomes the…



Domain Movers: WatsonAdvertising.com, NN.com + More

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Welcome to Domain Movers. We track corporate related domain name transactions and report these findings to you. How do companies use domain names? Branding, Marketing, Advertising, Email communication and much more. Domain names are vital to companies around the world and easily allow people to visit one location. Here are the…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday July 31st

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: New Sherpa out today. I think its a good mix this week with Adam Strong, Ali Zandi, and myself. Adam has been in domain investing a LONG time. One of the original investors and has done very well. He is in a different place than most domainers and has become a real…



Halloran made ICANN’s first chief data protection officer

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: ICANN lifer Dan Halloran has added the title of chief data protection officer to his business card. The long-serving deputy general counsel was named ICANN’s first CDPO on Friday, continuing to report to his current boss, general counsel John Jeffrey. Privacy is currently the hottest topic in the ICANN community, with…



105 Domain Discoveries for July 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…



DomainSherpa Review – July 31: NameJet Safe to Buy/Sell? Getting Uncomfortable w Shane…

By Michael Cyger DomainSherpa.com: What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names? In this show: • We discuss the recent shill bidding situation at NameJet, and whether it”s a safe place to buy and sell domain names • We learn what the Sherpas bought or sold recently: POVG.com, EasyAngle.com, Uncomfortable.com •…



The founder of Oculus might save AltspaceVR

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I just had a VR meetup with some friends from college on AltspaceVR, it was a blast and we talked about doing it again next month. Then news broke last week that Altspace was closing down, which came as a huge shock to me since, as a VR early adopter, I always…



Making money in domain investing today compared with 2007

By NameProsDaily RobbiesBlog.com: Today: Ideas on reducing WHOIS spam / Sites with good domain investing tools / ProtectedCar.com – Please appraise / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain news. Netexy.com Lunexy.com – How much do you think these… Source: Domaining     



Domainer chutzpah : Give me $50 to give you a domain price quote

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: When it comes down to responding to domain inquiries, nothing beats the Telepathy.com requirement of a $19 dollar payment. At least, Telepathy has all this streamlined and automated, and it possesses a top notch domain portfolio. An unnamed domain owner is now seeking to cash in on this trend, asking for $50…



Domaining – Gambling or investing?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: I received an email today from a reader that was about domain investing. Hi, Raymond Big fan of your blog, but one thing has always stuck in my craw…buying domain names is not investing, rather it is gambling. Why do people like Schwartz and Silver and several others call it…



Sunday Morning Thoughts & Updates

By Elliot Silver It’s a beautiful Summer Sunday morning, and I thought I would share some thoughts and updates with you before we head out with the kids. The PMC is a week away, and I sincerely appreciate all of the domain industry support. There is still time to make a donation to Dana-Farber Cancer…



Raytheon : The domains of a multi-billion dollar corporation

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The Raytheon Company is a major U.S. defense contractor, and industrial corporation, with core manufacturing concentrations in weapons and military and commercial electronics. Raytheon employs a personnel of 61,000 and posted net sales of $24.069 billion dollars in 2016. With all that in mind, Raytheon corporation is in possession of… Source: Domaining…



Update on Top 10 Sales from a Year Ago: Jade.com, ADA.com, PAH.com, NeverFail.com, More

By Aaron DSAD.com: Listed below are updates on the top ten domain sales from a year again, as ranked by DN Journal. 1. Jade.com sold for $1,250,000 This huge sale was an upgrade from JadeMineResources.com, which is where Jade.com is still redirected. Interestingly, the company completed a private placement to raise funds specifically for the…



Believe it or not, there was an opportunity to make up to 100% profit after the mega crash in 2016!

By Jijo Pappachan DN.Domains: As you probably know, the Chinese market pumped by the end of 2015, reached it’s peak in March 2016. Took a nose dive in June of 2016. If somebody has invested at the bottom period in June 2016, he/she might have made up to 100% gains in November 2016, in 5…



AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 29, 2017

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



Domainer movies : Trustinhim Films seeks funding for 48 Hour Film Project

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Trustinhim Films, a group of creative people – some of them domainers – intend to be part of the 48 Hour Film Project in Los Angeles, California. The 48 Hour Film Project attracts movie makers willing to put together a short film in just 48 hours: “Filmmakers from all over the Los…



UDRP and the ACPA Differences, Advantages and Their Inconveniences – CircleID

CircleID.com: UDRP and the ACPA Differences, Advantages and Their Inconveniences CircleID The ACPA and the UDRP provide two separate and distinct methods for resolving domain name disputes. Both alternatives have many critics and proponents, but the true value of each will ultimately be determined by how well each combats cyber-squatting. Source: Domaining     



Sunday Morning Thoughts & Updates

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: It’s a beautiful Summer Sunday morning, and I thought I would share some thoughts and updates with you before we head out with the kids. The PMC is a week away, and I sincerely appreciate all of the domain industry support. There is still time to make a donation to Dana-Farber…



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