Monthly archives: December, 2017

IDBA : Patricia Jordan wins #domain “Broker Of the Year” award

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Patricia Jordan, the hyper-active domain name broker that emails thousands of potential buyers every week, was honored today. The Indian Domain Brokers Association (IDBA) announced that Ms. Patricia Jordan was presented with the “Broker Of the Year” award, for excellence. “We’d like to thank Ms. Patricia Jorda… Source: Domaining     



Are You Using The NamePros Wanted Section?

By Omar OmarAndWill.com: If you are looking to sell your domain name and haven’t had much luck then maybe you should look into the namepros wanted section. First of all, namepros is probably the most popular forum in the domain name industry. If you don’t know about it, you should. The section that you could…



BrandBucket adds bitcoin support and pitches domains to crypto fans

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Brandable domain marketplace now accepts bitcoin as payment for domains. Domain name marketplace BrandBucket is now accepting bitcoin as a form of payment. To pay with bitcoin, customers checkout as usual and select “Pay With Bitcoin”. They are then given a wallet address and bitcoin conversion amount that’s good…



Year-End Domain Investor Checklist

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: 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…



#8 of 2017: Brands lukewarm to dot-brand domain names

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: This is the third in a series covering the top stories on DNW in 2017, as ranked by pageviews. The seventh most-viewed story on DNW in 2017 was about McDonald’s bailing on the new top level domain name program. The company had applied to operate .mcd and .mcdonalds. In…



$142k in Sales on December 28th – MTSupermobile.com sold for $12,240 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was MTSupermobile.com which sold for $12,240 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 197 sales for a total of $142,181 with an average sale price of $722. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 15% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount…



Daily Domain Picks 12-29-17

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 12-29-17 Go Daddy Auction Picks 12-29-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com A lot of 5N.coms today, 31789.com has a lot of action, 55 bids and already over $9,000. Yuby.com A pronounceable 4L.com currently over $600. • 20078.com • 24735.com • 31789.com • 60078.com • 67838.com • 67854.com • 79080.com •…



129 Domain Discoveries for December 29th

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 Friday December 29th, 2017

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Two thousand, eight hundred and twenty daily list. That’s how many of these have been written. What I/we lack in creativity and excitement has certainly been made up in consistency. Every morning for 8 years this list, good or bad, has been sitting there for you to avoid or read. Had you…



How Whois could survive new EU privacy law

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Reports of the death of Whois may have been greatly exaggerated. Lawyers for ICANN reckon the current public system “could continue to exist in some form” after new European Union privacy laws kick in next May, according to advice published (hurriedly, judging by the typos towards the end) shortly before Christmas….



UDRP Filed Against Booking.com’s DirectBooking.com Domain Name

By Elliot Silver I noticed what seems like a bit of a peculiar UDRP filing at the World Intellectual Property Organization. A UDRP was filed against the DirectBooking.com domain name. The case is WIPO Case D2017-2577. There are a couple of reasons I found this UDRP peculiar and notable. The “direct booking” keyword seems pretty…



Featured Attendee: Marc Gelabert

By Joyce Ng NamesCon.com: Meet NamesCon 2018 featured attendee Marc Gelabert, Chief Revenue Officer of DonDominio / MrDomain Source: Domaining     



Speaker Profile: Bob Mountain

By Joyce Ng NamesCon.com: Mr. Robert Mountain serves as Chief Revenue Officer of Afternic.com, Inc., and will be joining NamesCon to discuss innovative name search technologies that can help attendees explore creative (and available) name possibilities for both businesses and their partner domain name. Learn more about Bob. Source: Domaining     



Looking To Buy A LLLL.com

By NameProsDaily RegisterADot.com: Today: Share your 1 word .co domain names / What happens after a domains expiration date is reached / Lessons From $XX,XXX Sales / And more. Here are the new domain discussions and domain news. 90613.com – Do numerical domains like 90613.com have value in today market? Redirecting all domain traffic to…



A reader pointed out that I was wrong about Ripple getting added to CoinBase in 2018

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: So earlier this week I wrote a post about Ripple, a cryptocurrency that I’m a fan of and investor in (small time), and how CoinBase had confirmed they were adding it to their platform. I was convinced that CoinBase was adding the cryptocurrency after reading this blog post, which I found out,…



AI Drops Support of IDNs, Including Emoji Domains

By Alvin Brown The Domains: It wasn’t long ago I stumbled upon a NamePro’s thread openly discussing the .ai domain extension, a country code for Anguilla — a British Overseas Territory in the Carribbean, being used to register a fast-growing domain niche: emoji domains. Like .ws and .to, the .ai extension appeared quite promising to…



“How Much Will That Domain Name Cost?”

By Elliot Silver When people find out I am in the domain name business, many are intrigued. It often leads to a long conversation about domain names and what domain names are worth. Occasionally, people will ask me about a particular domain name they want or need. “How much will that domain name cost” is…



#ICO : After dropping Monkey .com, Monkey Capital gets hit with a class action lawsuit

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The company that attempted to acquire Monkey.com, but defaulted on Escrow payments, is now the target of a class action lawsuit for a failed ICO. Monkey Capital, operating these days from the domain M0nk3y.com, is a company based in Singapore. On December 20, the law offices of Silver Miller filed a class…



UDRP Filed Against Booking.com’s DirectBooking.com Domain Name

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I noticed what seems like a bit of a peculiar UDRP filing at the World Intellectual Property Organization. A UDRP was filed against the DirectBooking.com domain name. The case is WIPO Case D2017-2577. There are a couple of reasons I found this UDRP peculiar and notable. The “direct booking” keyword seems…



The #Domains : Going full force after Twitter is the right approach

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: TheDomains.com owner, attorney Mike Berkens, filed a lawsuit against Twitter yesterday, accusing the platform of gross negligence for failing to protect and restore his hacked Twitter account, thedomains. The lawsuit seeks monetary damages of at least $75,000 dollars and serves as a reminder of the importance and rising value of soci… Source:…



#Twitter updates rules on #violence and other hateful threats

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Twitter has updated its rules, regarding making hateful threats and inciting violence on its platform. Accounts that utilize slurs, epithets, racist or sexist tropes, incite fear, or reduce someone to less than human, will be permanently suspended. In addition, hateful imagery will now be considered sensitive media. Such imagery can … Source:…



#9 of 2017: GoDaddy gobbles up more domain name portfolios

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: This is the second in a series covering the top stories on DNW in 2017, as ranked by pageviews. In April 2015 GoDaddy made waves when it acquired Marchex’s domain name portfolio for $28 million. The registrar, which helps domain investors buy and sell domain names, was suddenly a…



JAT.com #UDRP : Murky facts lead to the #domain’s unchanged status

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The UDRP against the aged three letter .com, JAT.com, has resulted in no change in ownership. Registered in 1997, JAT.com has been the property of Air Serbia, which was known back in the day as JAT. Per the complaint: The Complainant is the Serbian national air carrier, having its origins over 90…



AUCTION RECAP OF DECEMBER 27, 2017

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on December 27, 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…



Sert .com : A 1996 #domain dropped, on auction at #DropCatch

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Before dropping two days ago, the domain Sert.com existed for 21 years, after being registered in 1996 by an Italian company. The premium, pronounceable LLLL .com acronym stood for “Sert Elettronica” and its visuals were never updated over the course of two decades. Still, a domain of this quality going through the…



Mike Berkens filed a lawsuit against Twitter for his hacked account @TheDomains

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Mike Berkens domain name investor and blogger at TheDomains.com has filed a lawsuit against Twitter after his Twitter account @TheDomains was hacked on the 22nd of December, 2017. Mike Berkens is using a temporary Twitter account until this whole mess is resolved @TheDomainsCom. It is not clear how the Twitter account…



“How Much Will That Domain Name Cost?”

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: When people find out I am in the domain name business, many are intrigued. It often leads to a long conversation about domain names and what domain names are worth. Occasionally, people will ask me about a particular domain name they want or need. “How much will that domain name cost”…



Michael Berkens sues Twitter over hacked account

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Popular domain name blogger still doesn’t have control of his account five days after hacking. Michael Berkens and his company Worldwide Media, Inc. have sued Twitter (pdf) and the unknown person who has control over his @thedomains handle. On December 22 someone gained access to the @thedomains account and…



$128k in Sales on December 27th – QQ2.com sold for $12,100 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: NameJet had the top seven sales yesterday led by QQ2.com which sold for $12,100. NameBio recorded 232 sales for a total of $128,388 with an average sale price of $553. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 33% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



Berkens sues Twitter over hacked account

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Blogger and high-profile domain investor Mike Berkens of TheDomains.com has sued Twitter for allowing his account to be hacked and failing to rectify the problem. As industry Twitter users will no doubt already be aware, Berkens’ account @thedomains came under the control of an unknown hacker on Friday last week. The…



Domain Movers: Hiku.com, Devoted.com + More

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Welcome to Domain Movers! We focus on company related domain name transactions and report these findings to you. Here is a small sampling of some recent domain name transactions we detected. AutoTrip Limited has acquired its EMD AutoTrip.com from Name Administration Inc. and is now redirecting it to AutoTrip.co.uk. The domain…



75+ .COM Keyword Rich Reg Fee Opps — Keyword Sampling — Chestnuts – Wineries – Brazil – Saddle –…

By admin DropGRABS.com: Today’s List of Treats ALL .COM Keyword Rich Drops 75+ Items — Reg Fee Opportunities Keyword Sampling: Restorations – Chestnuts – Rochester – Plumbers – Daycare – Real Estate Wineries … Source: Domaining     



92 Domain Discoveries for December 28th

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 December 28th, 2017

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Can anyone tell me one reason to have your domain under privacy? Maybe to prevent spam. But that can prevented in other ways. I have sold half of my names from an email from who.is. Sure they could go to the landing page but in many cases I’m happy they didn’t because…



Daily Domain Picks 12-28-17

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 12-28-17 Go Daddy Auction Picks 12-28-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Qbee.com a lot of action here, already over $2,200. GoDaddy values the domain at $9,191. I love the 1 year crypto names that just put money in GoDaddy’s pocket. CryptoFund.org already over $330. RateMate.com cool sounding brandable,… Source: Domaining…



Famous Four bosses gave “forged documents” to court

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The leaders of Famous Four Media produced “forged documents” during a lawsuit filed by the company’s former chief operating officer, according to Gibraltar’s top judge. The new gTLD registry’s chairman and CEO were both, along with four other unidentified former employees, involved to some degree in R… Source: Domaining     



Top 100 ‘Automotive’, ‘Auto’ and ‘Cars’ Domains Sold Over Last 5 Years (NameBio)

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK, NY – The following collaborated list includes all “public” domain names which have sold over the last 5 years which contain the words, “auto“, “cars” and “automotive” (public sales according to NameBio). The list was built during my research for Cars Digital Inc. and add… Source: Domaining     



The difference between a good domain name and a bad domain name

By NameProsDaily RegisterADot.com: Today: Investing in the right Geo-Domain names / $2 Domain Sold For $2000 / The cheapest LLL.com to invest in today / And more. Here are the new domain discussions and domain news. Is there money in expired/expiring domains? – Does someone have statistics to share on expiring domain name investments? Words…



Why Bitcoin Naysayers are Wrong

Michael Gilmour: I’ve been reading a lot about the various cryptocurrencies and trying to dig through the misinformation to get to the bedrock of what’s going on. The first thing I’d like to say is cryptocurrencies are a complete game changer for the world financial system…..ignoring them may well be detrimental to your business. For…



AUCTION RECAP OF DECEMBER 26, 2017

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on December 26, 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…



7 Most Popular Blog Posts 2017

By DomainTools 2017 has been a fast-paced and exciting year. We had a multitude of product releases and updates including our latest version of Iris with Passive DNS. In addition, we announced… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



The Top 9 Marketing Trends to Look for in 2018

By Neil Patel The most successful marketers have one thing in common. They find a way to gain an edge over their competitors. Marketers who can analyze the trends and prepare for the future have the best chances of setting their companies up for success. You don’t want to be the last one to jump…



BHHS Smartly Acquired BHHS.com

By Elliot Silver In mid-2013, Prudential real estate brokerages rebranded as Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. The brand name was a bit of a mouthful, and I thought it would be smart for the company to purchase the BHHS.com domain name since it was using the abbreviated BHHS in its logo. This would be good for…



Here are my currenct crypto investments and prices as of 12/27/2017

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Now that I’m writing more and more about Cryptocurrency on my blog, and in tandem investing more into crypto I thought I’d start a new weekly post to track my portfolio. I have been investing in cryptocurrencies since 2015 but really only stepped up my game in the August/September timeframe this year….



#Twitter protest : Rick Schwartz cancelled business account, waves farewell in 2018

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Rick Schwartz announced that he’s cancelled his business account at Twitter, removed his billing info, and did so in protest. Calling Twitter a time-consuming habit that will take 30 to 60 days to break, the Domain King is walking away from the online medium next year, protesting Twitter’s lack of support in…



#Bitcoins .com : How Rodolfo Andragnes started the project in 1998 with a 2000 #domain name

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The domain name Bitcoins.com was registered in 2000, preceding the creation of Satoshi Nakamoto by 9 years. Unbelievable as it may sound, the Bitcoins project started in 1998, when Rodolfo Andragnes, eventual co-founder of Bitcoin Argentina, decided to create a digital currency. Rodolfo Andragnes registered the domain Bitcoins.com in… Source: Domaining     



You had me at scumbag

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: George Kirikos posted a thread on Namepros about what not to say in a domain inquiry. Here are some words and phrases I see all too often, that folks should avoid putting into their domain name inquiries: 1. student 2. non-profit 3. reasonable 4. I’m a broker 5. we have…



Supreme #UDRP gives 365 #domains to Complainant!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The UDRP against 365 domain names that contain the word “Supreme” didn’t end too well for their registrant. The massive UDRP, one of the biggest ever, was brought against these domain names: 2017supremesell.com 2017supremonsell.com 2017supremsell.com fashionsupreme.store jpsupremeshop.asia supeu.online supeu.shop su… Source: Domaining     



Loams.com : #UDRP at the #WIPO results in Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking decision

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The UDRP against the domain Loams.com ended in favor of the Respondent, Netcorp, LLC of Glendale, who was represented by IP attorney John Berryhill. Registered in 2003, loams.com appears to be a “loans” typo, but the Complainant, Inspectorate America Corporation, said it’s an acronym for Lube Oil Analysis Management… Source: Domaining     



John Berryhill slamdunks Complainant in MODZ.com #UDRP with #RDNH

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A French company, Modz of Arnas, filed a UDRP against the aged domain, Modz.com. Registered in 1998, the domain is in reference to gaming modification files, or “modz” in gaming parlance. The Respondent’s attorney, John Berryhill, pointed that out: The term “modz”, a commonly used alternative to “m… Source: Domaining     



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