Monthly archives: December, 2017

Floor values on LLN.nets, LLLL.nets, and LLL.nets

By NameProsDaily RegisterADot.com: Today: Buying 5 to 9 letter brandable domain names / Show Your Best hand Reg. Domain of 2017 / Free domain management software / And more. Here are the new domain discussions and domain news. AutonomousIndustry.com – What kind of value would you put on this domain name? I’m investing in 4…



Goodbye #domain investors, and farewell to all

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Sometimes one has to take a break from the wonderful world of domain investing, and it is with a sad heart that we share the news of making no more posts, a decision that was hastily made earlier today. After several thousand posts this year, it’s time to give it some rest…



Here’s what I invested, and here’s what my crypto portfolio is worth at the end of 2017

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I just posted this on Twitter so thought I might as well share with all of you as well. In the future I’ll likely do quarterly reviews but since I just started deploying capital in mid-July of this year I’m sticking to an EOY review for 2017. If you’re interested in understanding…



Update on Top 10 Sales from a Year Ago: Advance.com, TCP.com, Cave.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. Advance.com sold for $300,000 No site resolves, even though it’s owned by media company Advance Publications, which owns Conde Nast, among other holdings. They have some killer domains, such as the developed…



What can you learn from the top 25 domain sales of 2017?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Every year I like to look back both on the top reported sales to look for trends and understand if there are any market dynamics that seem to be changing in ways I may not have noticed. The top 25 domain sales will likely tell a bit of a different story than…



#Domainer auction : Braden Pollock acquires EndUser .com

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Domain investor and legal marketing aficionado, Braden Pollock, has acquired the domain name, EndUser.com. The domain was sold twice in recent memory on NameJet, first in October for $4,100 dollars, and then again three days ago, selling for $4,600 dollars. In other words, its previous owner made a $425 flip profit in…



AUCTION RECAP OF DECEMBER 30, 2017

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



Day Traders: This Could Be Bitcoin’s Moment of Truth (Ten years in, nobody has come up with a use…

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: The volatility of bitcoin turns the people who own it into addicts. At any given moment, it’s up $100 or down a thousand. When it’s up, you think you’re brilliant, that you somehow had something to do with it. And when it’s down, the world is about to…



$139k in Sales on December 30th – 4034.com sold for $19,259 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: GoDaddy had six of the top ten sales yesterday led by 4034.com which sold for $19,259. NameBio recorded 140 sales for a total of $138,889 with an average sale price of $992. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 42% in the number of sales and the total…



Daily Domain Picks 12-31-17

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 12-31-17 Everyone have an enjoyable New Year’s Eve, be safe, smart and have fun. Go Daddy Auction Picks 12-31-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com TheDigitalCurrency.com regged 4 years ago, already over $400. RightFood.com solid name for that large industry. Already over $1,000. CityCrypto.com not bad, just over … Source: Domaining…



121 Domain Discoveries for December 31st

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…



Scandals, Crypto, Emojis – A look back at 2017

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: 2017 is wrapping up and it was quite the interesting year in domaining. It was a year when many heard of crypto for the first time and then played the part of crypto expert. It was the year of the emoji, one excellent guide written by Michael Cyger and emoji…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday December 31st, 2017

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: The last day of the year is here. And what a year it was. If you work in the US it was hard to not have a good year financially. The economy was at full steam and unless you had a brick and mortar business that lost business to online, you probably…



Take a journey through the last decade of domain investing with me

By NameProsDaily RegisterADot.com: Today: Strategies For Selling/Marketing Domain Names / MidAtlantic Meetup (Virginia Beach, Va.) / I sold dkn.tv for $6000 / And more. Here are the new domain discussions and domain news. CoinAccommodation.com – What would you appraise this domain for? The floor values of 4 LLLL .org .net .co – Does anyone have…



Rick Schwartz Signs Off of Twitter

By Elliot Silver In the wake of Mike Berkens’ @TheDomains Twitter account being hacked / hijacked and the lack of support from Twitter in helping to expediently recover the account, it looks like Rick Schwartz is no longer going to post on Twitter. He wrote what appears to be a goodbye tweet earlier today: For…



GoDaddy Ends Year With ~200 Expiring Emoji Domains in Auction

By Alvin Brown The Domains: What a year it’s been for emoji domains! From fanatics to hardcore critics, emoji domains are carving a niche of their own in an already multifaceted industry. As many rushed to become emoji domain owners with initial latte-priced registration fees in the last year or so, scores of emoji domains…



How to Negotiate Marketing Budget for Domain Lease Agreements

By Alvin Brown TLDInvestors.com: If you hang around the domain industry long enough, then you’ll likely discover most domain portfolios often sit priced unrealistically, and collecting more dust than inquiries and sales. And if researching and drumming up leads, inquiries, and sales for your domain portfolio is not within your wheelhouse, then things aren’t looking…



What Features Should I Add?

By Elliot Silver Having the DomainInvesting.com brand gives me quite a bit of flexibility to grow the website beyond a blog. Instead of trying some things to see what sticks, I thought I would share a few additions under consideration to see what visitors think about them. I also invite people to share other ideas…



Here’s Why You Should Promote Your Auction To Previous Buyers

By Omar OmarAndWill.com: This topic is something I really don’t hear many people talk about but I feel it is very important. Whenever you have a current auction for a domain name, you need as many eyeballs as you can to visit that auction. Every person who sees it gives you an opportunity to get…



Our Twitter account has been recovered

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: We are back at our Twitter account @thedomains, after a week we have gained access to the account. Mike and I would like to thank everyone who helped with spreading the word. Special thanks to George Kirikos, Vito at Media Branding and Jag Singh. The post Our Twitter account has…



Five figures : Auction for dropped #domain SERT .com ended at #DropCatch

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The dropped, short domain Sert.com has a new owner, after being caught and auctioned off at DropCatch. Originally registered in 1996, Sert.com was developed, and remained untouched in terms of content for the majority of its life. The DropCatch auction for Sert.com ended today, after 93 bidders placed a total of 258…



Rick Schwartz Signs Off of Twitter

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: In the wake of Mike Berkens’ @TheDomains Twitter account being hacked / hijacked and the lack of support from Twitter in helping to expediently recover the account, it looks like Rick Schwartz is no longer going to post on Twitter. He wrote what appears to be a goodbye tweet earlier today:…



Why Just Crypto? These Canadian Marijuana Stocks Have Grown by More Than 1,200%

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: 2017 was a great year to be rich; The Rise of Ripple: Cryptocurrency Price Surges 33%; Religious Fervor in the Bitcoin Market; The End of Employees; The Biggest Cancer News Of 2017? ‘CAR-T Cells, Hands Down; The Biggest Cancer News Of 2017? ‘CAR-T Cells, Hands Down’; Facebook has…



AUCTION RECAP OF DECEMBER 29, 2017

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



Final #Chinese #domain market report of 2017, as “Year of the Dog” lies ahead

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: It’s the final Chinese domain market report of the year, as we’re bidding farewell to 2017. China’s domain aftermarket for “coinage” domains, such as LLL.com and LLLL.com, remained relatively healthy, having survived a crappy 2016. Domain investors moved some liquidity to cryptocurrencies, giving the sho… Source: Domaining     



Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): InsightPro.com, Millbox.com, More

By Aaron DSAD.com: The screenshots below are examples of buyers of domains from the past few months that have either developed their sites, or purchased an upgrade domain and have redirected their acquisition to an existing website. GoedkopeVakantie.com sold for $11,900 at Sedo, and the words translate from Dutch as “cheap holiday”, per Goo… Source:…



Reverse #domain name hijacking ruling for #Phoenix #Chinese Cultural Center .com #UDRP

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center uses the domain PhoenixChineseCulturalCenter.com to raise awareness about a company that wishes to demolish its 600 year old, hand-crafted roof. A Phoenix, Arizona company called 668 North LLC, filed a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum; as the Complainant, they claim rights in the CHINESE CULT… Source:…



Ripple blows past $2, becomes the #2 cryptocurrency next to Bitcoin

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Well the last 36-hours have been an incredible rollercoaster as Ripple, which started the week at around $1.15 now sits at $2.48 after blowing past the $2 yesterday. While many cryptocurrency analysts predicted that Ripple (XRP) would move above the $2, many didn’t expect it to happen until sometime next year. Now…



What Features Should I Add?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Having the DomainInvesting.com brand gives me quite a bit of flexibility to grow the website beyond a blog. Instead of trying some things to see what sticks, I thought I would share a few additions under consideration to see what visitors think about them. I also invite people to share other…



$214k in Sales on December 29th – Mega-Sena.com sold for $35,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: Sedo had the top sale of the day for two days in a row, this time it was Mega-Sena.com which sold for $35,000. NameBio recorded 241 sales for a total of $214,413 with an average sale price of $890. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 22% in…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, December 30th

By Josh E DSAD.com: It snowed overnight in the North East, not a monster storm, but temps in the teens and 20’s with a few inches of snow makes for the worst driving conditions, around here. Mainly because everyone has to relearn how to drive and your main road adversary is other drivers, not the…



Daily Domain Picks 12-30-17

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 12-30-17 Go Daddy Auction Picks 12-30-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Decent mix today, got some numerics, some decent 4L.com names and some quality two word .coms. Trive.com a lot of action here, over $2,100 and 55 bids. GardenServices.com and LightEnergy.com are two of the two word.coms I like today….



125 Domain Discoveries for December 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…



Final NamesCon Sale Before Conference

By Elliot Silver A business colleague from New York emailed me a week ago to ask if I have a NamesCon discount code. I did not have one to provide for him, but the conference organizers just announced one “final sale before the conference.” Until Tuesday, January 2, people can save 50% off the current…



#Despacito : Puerto Rico to host #ICANN61 all while half the island has no power

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: ICANN insists that Puerto Rico is staying the course, as host of ICANN61, in March. The hurricane-stricken island, sustained a complete power loss, after its infrastructure was destroyed by hurricane Maria last September. Between March 10 and 18, 2018, San Juan is scheduled to host the ICANN61event, despite news that almost half…



The myth a domain names age

By NameProsDaily RegisterADot.com: Today: Translating domain industry terms / Sold my first set of domains $$$$ / Floor value of LL.al / And more. Here are the new domain discussions and domain news. Peawy.com – Do domains like Peawy.com have much value in today’s markets? Getting oddball inquiries in Chinese on my four-letter names –…



Will Bitcoin Continue to Rise and Inevitably Fall?

Michael Gilmour: I’ve received quite a lot of feedback on my previous article on Bitcoin and rather than reply to them I thought it would be best to write a follow-up article. Most of the comments I’ve received mistakenly construed the fact that I was drinking the Bitcoin Kool-aid and that we should all buy,…



How to Take and Edit Photos Without Hiring a Professional

By Neil Patel No matter what type of business you have, you need to be using high quality images as a promotional tool. You can distribute these pictures across all your marketing channels. Share them on social media profiles such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Add photos to your website to make it look more…



ICA Letter to ICANN Regarding the release of single-character domain for .COM

By Kamila Sekiewicz Internet Commerce Association: In its letter sent to ICANN before the Holidays, the ICA is asking for confirmation of a public comment period for Verisign RSEP (Registry Service Evaluation Process) for .com single character domain. The letter can be view here: Letter to ICANN re Release of single-character domain for .COM –…



Year-End Domain Investor Checklist

By Elliot Silver With the year coming to a close in a few days, I want to share a few things I have either done or plan to do before the clock strikes midnight on December 31. There is still some time to get things done before the books close on 2017, and I am…



Final NamesCon Sale Before Conference

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: A business colleague from New York emailed me a week ago to ask if I have a NamesCon discount code. I did not have one to provide for him, but the conference organizers just announced one “final sale before the conference.” Until Tuesday, January 2, people can save 50% off the…



Hobi Michalec of Lumis : This is how I close #domain deals!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Domain broker, Hobi Michalec, can be on the go for days; the physically active broker loves to hike and snowboard in the mountains of Utah. As part of the Lumis team of expert domain brokers, Hobi strives to keep in touch with his numerous clients, buyers and sellers, no matter what. “Up…



Top Topics: $2 Domain Sold for $2,000; What’s The Best Name You Sold This Year?…

By James Iles NamePros.com: Whilst many domain investors have taken time off over Christmas to celebrate the festive period with friends and families, Mike Mann (@Mike Mann) is still closing deals before the year ends. Yesterday, Mike announced his most recent sale via Twitter. The domain, GreenBluff.com, was acquired by Mike’s company in April 2017…



Featured Attendee: Robert Jacobi

By Joyce Ng NamesCon.com: Meet NamesCon 2018 featured attendee Robert Jacobi, VP Innovation of Perfect Dashboard. Source: Domaining     



Featured Attendee: Robert Jacobi

By Joyce Ng NamesCon.com: Meet NamesCon 2018 featured attendee Robert Jacobi, VP Innovation of Perfect Dashboard. Source: Domaining     



Featured Attendee: Marc McCutcheon

By Joyce Ng NamesCon.com: Meet NamesCon 2018 featured attendee Marc McCutcheon, Product Manager of Internet.bs. Source: Domaining     



Featured Attendee: Marc McCutcheon

By Joyce Ng NamesCon.com: Meet NamesCon 2018 featured attendee Marc McCutcheon, Product Manager of Internet.bs. Source: Domaining     



Adam Dicker on #ESPN : The #domain name #Rams .com, I bought for my love of animals

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Adam Dicker was interviewed by ESPN, regarding his possession of the domain Rams.com. The interview refers to Adam Dicker as a “Toronto based web designer,” who swears he’s not a domain “squatter.” According to the interview about the domain name Rams.com: Dicker says he spends a lot of his free time wat……



AUCTION RECAP OF DECEMBER 28, 2017

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



The Secret Sauce Of Cryptocurrency Is Scarcity

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Blockchain technology is groundbreaking because it allows transactions to be processed without recourse to a central authority, such as a payments company, government, or bank. Businesses and services can be decentralized, cutting out costly middlemen and removing single points of failure. It’s a paradigm shift, plain and simple….



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