Monthly archives: November, 2017

Where can you sell domains and get paid in Bitcoin?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I recently wrote an article about Bitcoin getting close to crossing the $10,000 mark (which it did). This post spurred a good amount of comments, one of them which asked a question that I’m personally interested in that I’m sure many of my readers are too. Here’s the question from a MorganLinton.com…



Weeds.com UDRP: Reverse Domain Name Hijacking Ruling

By Elliot Silver In early August, a UDRP was filed against Weeds.com, Weeds.net, and Weeds.org. As I noted when I first saw the filing, the domain names did not appear to be owned by one single entity. As a result, it seems that Weeds.net and Weeds.org were removed from the UDRP filing, so WIPO Case…



Page Howe talks emoji domain names on HBO’s Vice News

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Domain investor gets primetime interview on popular HBO show. Domain name investor Page Howe was on HBO’s Vice News tonight talking about emoji domain names. You can watch a preview of the interview here: Howe made a name for himself after selling Seniors.com for $1.8 million and Guy.com for…



Speaker Profile: Haseeb Rabbani

By Joyce Ng NamesCon.com: Haseeb is a software engineer and blockchain evangelist from the University of Waterloo. When not pondering the future of Dapps, you can find him sharing his love of food, art and travelling. Haseeb has several years of web and mobile development experience working with companies like Amazon and Viacom. Source: Domaining…



Do a 380 : James Booth performs a pair of major #domain transactions

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Domain broker, James Booth, lives currently Down Under; the British expat and founder of BDQN.com likes to work hard and party hard. Skydiving is risky, especially when there are two major domain transactions to be completed. Still, James Booth pulled everything off nicely, including the tandem jump. So what are the two…



Singular or Plural – The most valuable domain and why

By NameProsDaily RegisterADot.com: Today: Where the most domain name sales happen / Best Sales Week for .IN and .CO.IN !!! / PiggyCoin.com sold for $2800 / And more. Here are the new domain discussions and domain news. Success with *keyword*group.com domains – Care to share your success story with this niche? Do I REALLY Need…



Internet Real Estate Ltd. Acquires Do.com

By Elliot Silver Andrew Rosener, CEO of Media Options domain brokerage, tweeted about a major domain name acquisition Internet Real Estate Ltd. recently made: Just bought possibly the biggest domain we have ever owned. Huge! — Andrew Rosener (@andrewrosener) November 25, 2017 Subsequent to this tweet, Andrew reached out to Hover via Twitter for some…



One Major Difference Between Domain Names and Real Estate

By Elliot Silver People regularly compare domain names to real estate, and I think it is generally a good comparison. When a domain name owner is negotiating the sale of a domain name to someone unfamiliar with this “virtual real estate,” it can be helpful to use physical real estate as a comparable asset class….



Godaddy releases domain name appraisal tool to the public

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: GoValue will give you a free and quick domain name appraisal. GoDaddy has made its much-improved automated domain name valuation tool available to the public. Called GoValue, the beta tool allows anyone to enter a domain name and receive an instant appraisal that includes some supporting data. For example,…



Weeds, Inc, which is suing to get Weeds.com, engaged in reverse domain name hijacking

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: This doesn’t bode well for its lawsuit. Earlier this week I wrote that Weeds, Inc. filed a cybersquatting lawsuit over the domain name Weeds.com. The lawsuit was filed despite a pending UDRP it filed with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). WIPO just handed down its decision in that case….



SC bins Delhi plea to extend NRC deadline – The Telegraph

Internet News: Economic Times SC bins Delhi plea to extend NRC deadline The Telegraph New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the Centre’s plea to extend the deadline for update of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) from December 31 this year to July 31 next year. The bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and…



Weeds.com UDRP: Reverse Domain Name Hijacking Ruling

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: In early August, a UDRP was filed against Weeds.com, Weeds.net, and Weeds.org. As I noted when I first saw the filing, the domain names did not appear to be owned by one single entity. As a result, it seems that Weeds.net and Weeds.org were removed from the UDRP filing, so WIPO…



PodcastGuests.com adds expert guest directory and online one sheets

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: An exciting announcement about my PodcastGuests.com service. Over a year ago I created PodcastGuests.com, which is billed as “The HARO for podcasts”. This month I added new features to make it easier for podcasters to find new guests and for experts to get booked on podcasts. PodcastGuests.com sends a…



Internet Real Estate Ltd Acquires DO.com

By James Iles NamePros.com: Two-letter .COM domain names are an extremely rare class of domain names. With just 676 in existence, their value has risen sharply over the past few years, thanks largely to participation from Chinese domain investors. What’s rarer than a two-letter .COM? Perhaps a two-letter .COM that is also a common English…



Internet Real Estate Ltd. Acquires Do.com

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Andrew Rosener, CEO of Media Options domain brokerage, tweeted about a major domain name acquisition Internet Real Estate Ltd. recently made: Just bought possibly the biggest domain we have ever owned. Huge! — Andrew Rosener (@andrewrosener) November 25, 2017 Subsequent to this tweet, Andrew reached out to Hover via Twitter for…



#CPU .com : Ultimate tech #domain being auctioned at #NameJet

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Your computer, laptop, tablet and other electronic device contains a CPU. The Central Processing Unit, is the brain of the device, and without it there is no function. The first commercially available CPU was the Intel 4004, way back in 1971. Since then, Intel has been joined by a variety of CPU…



One Major Difference Between Domain Names and Real Estate

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: People regularly compare domain names to real estate, and I think it is generally a good comparison. When a domain name owner is negotiating the sale of a domain name to someone unfamiliar with this “virtual real estate,” it can be helpful to use physical real estate as a comparable asset…



Bitcoin hitting $1million? one man thinks so

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: John McAfee is 72 years old, founded one of the best known anti virus companies and is predicting Bitcoin will hit $1million by 2020. He has promised to eat his own dick if it does not. Here is one of the better and more interesting conversations you will read on…



How To Earn Thousands of Dollars From Social Media; 4 Gifts You’re Better Off Not Buying on Amazon

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Bitcoin Commentary of Pros; What if the real disruptive innovation was simplicity?; Sales Stuck? Seven Ways to Get Your Sales Going When You’re In a Slump; Where are all the Older People at Work? Instead of Just Being Grateful, Try This; The ONE Unwritten Trait You Must Possess…



Etsy fails to get domain name Esty.com in cybersquatting complaint

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Panel makes the right decision but I understand why Etsy was upset. Homemade goods and crafts site Etsy.com has lost a dispute it filed with the National Arbitration Forum to get the domain name Esty.com. The case was doomed because the owner of the domain, PortMedia Holdings, registered it…



$137k in Sales on November 29th – TaoCafe.com sold for $9,800 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was TaoCafe.com which sold for $9,800 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 228 sales for a total of $136,595 with an average sale price of $599. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 6% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



Number of domain names registered in .UZ domain zone grows – Trend News Agency

Internet News: Number of domain names registered in .UZ domain zone grows Trend News Agency The number of domain names registered in the .UZ domain zone has reached 36,000, the UZINFOCOM, a computerization and IT development center of Uzbekistan, reported. This is while as of October 26, only 35,000 domain names were registered in the…



148 Domain Discoveries for November 30th

By Michael Sumner 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…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday, November 30th, 2017

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I mentioned the other day that I won’t be able to attend NamesCon this year. But I bought a ticket. So I asked Namescon if I could give it away. Not only did they say they would transfer it to the winner but they would upgrade the ticket to VIP. Now I…



W. L. Gore announces brand extension and four new fabric … – Snews – SNEWS

Internet News: SNEWS W. L. Gore announces brand extension and four new fabric … – Snews SNEWS White is the new black. W. L. Gore’s brand extension—the new white-tagged Infinium line—includes four new fabric technologies. and more Source: Domaining     



Daily Domain Picks 11-30-17

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 11-30-17 Go Daddy Auction Picks 11-30-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com A few crypto names on the list that are already four figures. CryptoCulture.com a domain registered 4 years ago, currently at $1,009. The other name scheduled CoinTrust.com looks like it got renewed and now has a buy it now…



It will become easier to register a .ie domain name next year – BreakingNews.ie

Internet News: BreakingNews.ie It will become easier to register a .ie domain name next year BreakingNews.ie IE Domain Registry’s (IEDR) change to the registration process retains the requirement for registrants to prove their connection to Ireland, but drops the need to prove a valid claim to the name. IE Domain Registry CEO David Curtin they…



IE Domain Registry to begin .ie domain liberalisation process – Irish Tech News

Internet News: BreakingNews.ie IE Domain Registry to begin .ie domain liberalisation process Irish Tech News IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the company responsible for managing and maintaining Ireland’s national domain, is to begin the process of .ie liberalisation following the conclusion of the policy development process, which included a success… Source: Domaining     



#ESQwire : Esty.com owner beats #Etsy, Inc. in #domain #UDRP

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Etsy, Inc. filed a UDRP against the owner of the aged domain, Esty.com. Registered in 2001, Esty.com is at least four years older than the online arts and crafts marketplace, and registered more than five years before Etsy, Inc. trademarked ETSY. Regardless of this timeline of events, Etsy, Inc. filed a UDRP…



Follow What Domain Names are Selling

By Elliot Silver One of the most important aspects of being a domain investor is knowing what a domain name is worth. I think this is actually the most important thing, because without the ability to value a domain name, it would be impossible to make investment decisions without knowing the value of a domain…



Outbound Marketing For Domain Sales: The Best Approach

By NameProsDaily RegisterADot.com: Today: What end users buy when they refuse to pay your asking price / The inside information on the (Vietnam) .vn extension / How to approach someone that has a business on different extension and you own the .com / And more. Here are the new domain discussions and domain news. PhotoEdit.co…



How to Create Content More Efficiently with Curation Techniques

By Neil Patel I’ve always said that every website should have a blog. Think about how long you’re currently spending to write a blog post. I’m willing to bet it takes you at least a few hours to create each. Sometimes longer posts take up to six or even eight hours. Where do you find…



Spend.com Spawns Six-Figure Sale for Sedo and ccTLDS Have Another Big Week to Celebrate

DNJournal: The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. In addition to the always dominant .coms, the big winners wound up being Sedo and the ccTLDs. Source: Domaining     



Pocahontas.com: Elizabeth Warren Wants to “Stop Trump”

By Elliot Silver President Donald Trump has been referring to US Senator Elizabeth Warren (my Senator) as “Pocahontas” for quite some time. In an event honoring Navajo veterans on Monday, the President once again referred to Senator Warren as Pocahontas: “I just want to thank you because you are very, very special people. You were…



What Has Driven Verisign’s Stock Rally This Year? – Forbes

Forbes.com: What Has Driven Verisign’s Stock Rally This Year? Forbes Verisign’s stock price has increased by around 40% so far in 2017, despite a comparatively marginal jump in its top line and bottom line performance, which is a testament of its prime position in the highly regulated .com and .net domain industry … Source: Domaining…



Follow What Domain Names are Selling

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: One of the most important aspects of being a domain investor is knowing what a domain name is worth. I think this is actually the most important thing, because without the ability to value a domain name, it would be impossible to make investment decisions without knowing the value of a…



The journey to $10,000 Bitcoin

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: The following infographic from Blockchain Intelligence Group highlights the journey to $10,000 for Bitcoin. This came out two days ago and of course now Bitcoin today touched $11,377.33. The post The journey to $10,000 Bitcoin appeared first on TheDomains.com. Source: Domaining     



TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 11/29/2017! Domainer.org is dropping.

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 11/29/2017. Today will be a quick list of the best names I could find. Domainer.org is dropping, I am sure that one will get a lot of action.I will not be … → Source: Domaining     



Chinese man sues after his numeric domain names are stolen

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Lawsuit claims 11 domain names such as 0001.com were stolen. Gong Fan of Shenzhen, China has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to recover 11 numeric .com domain names that he alleges were stolen from him. According to the suit, Gong Fan is the original registrant of 0001.com, 6007.com, 00088.com, 10099.com,…



Amazon’s #GuardDuty launched with no matching .com; #Sedo to claim #domain sale

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: When you’re as huge as Amazon is, it’s all about your brand; GuardDuty is one of the latest products in the highly profitable AWS range. It’s no secret that Amazon is making the bulk of its money from AWS, its successful galaxy of cloud services. The market place is competing against mega-retailer…



End user domain name sales up to $275,000

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: From .com to .de to .Cloud, here are domain names end users bought over the past week. There are some weeks where I have to really hunt to find the end user sales on Sedo’s sales list. Not this week. Sedo had a number of great (and easy-to-identify) end…



#DropCatch auctions : Updates on allegations of fraudulent domain bidding activities

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: DropCatch, a popular domain drop-catching and auction marketplace, has been “cleaning house,” after reports of shill bidding surfaced. Last month, reports of auctions being restarted due to non-paying bidders, led frustrated domain investors to a lengthy exchange over at NamePros. “DropCatch.com is very much like a … Source: Domaining     



What You Might Have Missed: The Best Domain Stories

By James Iles NamePros.com: News reports and features from domain industry blogs are so frequent that it is often easy to miss some stories. Today, we’re going to recap some of the articles from the NamePros blog that you may have missed over the past few months. These hand-picked articles range from important news updates…



New scam using a .com IDN domain, a .site domain and Viber

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: There is a new scam circulating fast using the Viber instant messaging app. The scam promises a 250 Euro gift card for Sephora in Greece and I was told there are more similar targeting other well known brands and chains. Many other countries could be targeted as well. The scam works…



What Has Driven Verisign’s Stock Rally This Year? – Trefis

Internet News: What Has Driven Verisign’s Stock Rally This Year? Trefis Verisign’s (NASDAQ:VRSN) stock price has increased by around 40% so far in 2017, despite a comparatively marginal jump in its top line and bottom line performance, which is a testament of its prime position in the highly regulated .com and .net domain … Source:…



Lambert: Saline County 4-H taking part in food drive; can you help? – Randolph County Herald Tribune

Internet News: Lambert: Saline County 4-H taking part in food drive; can you help? Randolph County Herald Tribune Club enrollment forms, club report forms with a list of club officers and goals, committee forms, etc., are all due in to the Extension office by Friday, Dec. 15. Individual members and adult volunteers are encouraged to…



HELP! Few Options Remain To Stop Scrapping Net Neutrality; One Man Made $15 Million As an Airbnb …

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Domain spoofing bust: “According to Adform, the fraudsters behind the Hyphbot scheme created more than 34,000 different domain names and more than a million different URLs, many designed to attempt to fool advertisers Plus.. 17 Smart Strategies For Young Brands To Tell Their Story; The story of the…



Chewing.xyz: Chicago Tribune and WBEZ reporters deliver your next favorite podcast in this week’s…

By Team XYZ Gen.XYZ: Chewing.xyz – Namecheap customer (United States) Food blogs and podcasts are everywhere, but most focus on a single aspect of the culinary experience. Not this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, Chewing.xyz. Started by Chicago Tribune reporter Louisa Chu and WBEZ’s Monica Eng, Chewing.xyz focuses on the intersection of good food, good h… Source: Domaining…



ICANN urged to crack down on new gTLD abuse

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Registries selling dirt-cheap new gTLD domains should be rewarded with lower ICANN fees when they get proactive about abuse, while registrars that turn a blind eye to spammers should be suspended, an ICANN working group will recommend. In its second batch of findings, the Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review…



Pocahontas.com: Elizabeth Warren Wants to “Stop Trump”

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: President Donald Trump has been referring to US Senator Elizabeth Warren (my Senator) as “Pocahontas” for quite some time. In an event honoring Navajo veterans on Monday, the President once again referred to Senator Warren as Pocahontas: “I just want to thank you because you are very, very special people. You…



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