Monthly archives: January, 2018

Updates: Domain Name Discovery / A New Journey / And A New Project

By Eric Lyon ScorpionAgency.com: It’s been a roller coaster ride the last few months folks. I’m taking a moment today to bring all my Source: Domaining     



Brandable domain name sales week 3 & 4: CryptoWorld.com, Cloudo.com, Zyper.com

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: I wasn’t able to attend NamesCon this year because one of my friends tied the knot in Thailand around the same time. And although a sunny beach in Thailand sounds a whole lot better than a Vegas hotel lobby I did miss catching up with the friends that I have made…



NamesCon Global 2018 Day 3 Photos & Highlights from Las Vegas Including Domain Sales Award Winner…

DNJournal: The 2018 NamesCon Global conference continued Tuesday with the 3rd day & night of the 5th annual event in Las Vegas. We have all of the photos & highlights. Source: Domaining     



NamesCon Day Three Explores Crypto and Domaining Intersection

By Alvin Brown The Domains: Day’s One and Two are down in the books, and NamesCon Day Three is up to bat. Full steam ahead did the third day lead off with a Domain Name Industry Drivers keynote given by Verisign’s Scott Schnell. Scott discussed and expressed thoughts around a number of items, one being…



Reflections on NamesCon 2018

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I just got back from Vegas, and yes, I’m tired, but I’ve learned that the best time to write a reflections post is right when you get back and you’re still in the moment. If I waited until Saturday, sure I wouldn’t be totally exhausted, but everything wouldn’t be quite as fresh…



Quest Fey Lama and 75+ .COM Reg Fee Opps Includes Some People Names

By admin DropGRABS.com: Batch of 75+ Keyword Rich .COM’s and a Dozen + People Names Also in .COM Reg Fee Opps …. Source: Domaining     



Buying One Word (Dot) COM’s

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Budget: $10k – I’m looking for a shopping/price comparison domain / looking for the best .in or co.in-one word (not two-word domain) / “Coin” domain name needed / And more! Here are the new domain discussions and domain news. … → Source: Domaining     



NECO.com Up for Auction – Has $17,500 Stalking Horse Bid

By Elliot Silver Hilco Streambank is managing the auction for the sale of the NECO.com domain name. The company has obtained a $17,500 stalking horse bid for the domain name (from Media Options). The minimum overbid to participate in the auction is $19,500. The online auction is open for bidding and will end on February…



8 CRO Quick Wins for Ecommerce Sites

By Neil Patel How well does your ecommerce website convert? On average, ecommerce sites in the United States convert at about a 3% rate. If you’re hovering somewhere around that number, you might think your website is already optimized for high conversions. Even if you think you’re doing well, there’s always room for improvement. In…



Daily Poll: What Auction Platform Do You Use Most for Sales?

By Elliot Silver Every day, I look at domain name auction platforms to see what is coming up for auction. I actively bid on GoDaddy Auctions and NameJet, and I occasionally bid on Sedo, DropCatch.com, and a couple of others. I also sell domain names occasionally via auction. Millions of dollars worth of domain names…



Monte Cahn “Great.com is a done deal”

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Great.com was the big sale at NamesCon’s live auction last night. Some expressed doubts if the domain sale would close. We did a poll on Twitter with not many votes but the majority voted no it would not go through. Will the sale of https://t.co/mc2ppcTiof go through? #Namescon2018 — The…



#Domain investors need to watch for port-out scams

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Port-out scams involve the malicious transfer of a phone number, away from its current telephone company to another. By using social engineering and other methods, cybercriminals gain access to mobile phone numbers, subsequently taking over the digital assets of the person it belongs to. Shocking as it may seem, many phone company…



NamesCon live domain auction results and extended auction info

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Auction grosses over $1.5 million; extended auction ends February 8. Right of the Dot held a live domain name auction at NamesCon last night in conjunction with NameJet. Compared to previous auctions, it seemed like the live auction hall stayed pack much longer than in previous years. The auction…



Sneak peak at the new Fabulous

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Fabulous.com is preparing some big changes to the look and feel of their website. All the old tools will remain but some new ones are coming soon. Fabulous has made it possible for customers to list domains for sale on Sedo as well as the Fabulous Marketplace. Afternic is coming soon….



New domain stats site DomainNameStats.com launches

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: New site offers domain stats for most TLDs. The creator of new top level domain stats site NameStat.org has launched DomainNameStats.com in beta. DomainNameStats.com provides the latest stats about each top level domain name: new, old and country code. For each domain the site includes: Daily change in domains…



Fabulous .com releases “teaser preview” of upcoming redesigned web site

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Fabulous.com has sent an email to its customers, with a “teaser preview” of what’s coming up in the next few weeks or months: We’ve made some big changes to the look and feel of Fabulous. Our designers and developers have been hard at work transforming your Fabulous experience. All the tools you…



CPE probe: “whitewash” or “fig leaf”?

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: A few weeks ago, when I was reporting the conclusions of a probe into ICANN’s new gTLD program, I wrote a prediction on a piece of paper and placed it into a sealed envelope.* I wrote: “They’re gonna call this a whitewash.” And I was correct! Ta-dah! I’m here all week….



Domain Movers: Gram.com, Brightwell.com + More

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Welcome! Domain Movers researches domain name movements daily, with a focus on corporate related domain name transaction and reports these findings in Domain Movers. These are often very early transactions and can highlight new brands, domain name upgrades by companies, new products, services and more. These articles are provided to ……



NECO.com Up for Auction – Has $17,500 Stalking Horse Bid

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Hilco Streambank is managing the auction for the sale of the NECO.com domain name. The company has obtained a $17,500 stalking horse bid for the domain name (from Media Options). The minimum overbid to participate in the auction is $19,500. The online auction is open for bidding and will end on…



The World Sees Dyslexia As A Disadvantage – It’s Not; How To Manage Your Boss

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: What Your Profile Picture Says About You; E-Commerce Fraud: What Your SMB Needs to Know; Microsoft and Google prepare for big leaps in quantum computing; Learn PPC marketing: 5 BIG IMPACT tips; The secret sauce of any successful company are its employees; We Can Predict the Weather, Why…



SoaLee.xyz: Your favorite characters from The Last of Us and Uncharted are brought to life by thi…

By Team XYZ Gen.XYZ: SoaLee.xyz – Network Solutions customer (United States) The community of .xyz adopters is filled with masterful artists from every medium. From famous street artists like Levalet.xyz, to world renowned fashion designers like Goetze.xyz, and even art directors like Xand.xyz who is behind some of Nike and Jaguar’s biggest campaig… Source: Domaining…



Corporate #domainers : Sevan Derderian moves to HasTraffic

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Veteran domain industry professional, Sevan Derederian, has been hired by HasTraffic. Yancy Naughton, founder of HasTraffic, shared with us the news: “Sevan Derderian is the new Director of Business Development, and he represented HasTraffic during NamesCon 2018. Sevan will be working out of the Los Angeles office of HasTraffic… Source: Domaining     



Facebook Bans All Crypto Ads – Will the effect you?

By admin RegisterADot.com: Facebook Inc has announced that it is banning all Crypto adverts on there Facebook advertising platform. This could be a huge loss of revenue to Facebook as the crypto market is hot just now and only getting bigger. They haven’t said yet if they will ban any Crypto Facebook pages but it…



Daily Domain Picks 1-31-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 1-31-18 Great.com selling for $900,000 was the highlight of last night’s auction. We had a lot of good banter live tweeting the event last night. Thanks to Mike and Konstantinos and Matt for their commentary. Go Daddy Auction Picks 1-31-18 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com A lot of solid names…



US and EU call for Whois to stay alive

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Government officials from both sides of the Atlantic have this week called on ICANN to preserve Whois as it currently is, in the face of incoming EU privacy law, at least for a select few users. The European Commission wrote to ICANN to ask for a “pragmatic and workable solution” to…



Daily Poll: What Auction Platform Do You Use Most for Sales?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Every day, I look at domain name auction platforms to see what is coming up for auction. I actively bid on GoDaddy Auctions and NameJet, and I occasionally bid on Sedo, DropCatch.com, and a couple of others. I also sell domain names occasionally via auction. Millions of dollars worth of domain…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Wednesday , January 31st

By Josh E DSAD.com: Namescon 2018 is coming to a close today, another year of networking, seeing old friends and having a good time in general. While the sessions can be beneficial, the real value lies in bouncing ideas off other domainers, particularly those you only talk to once a year or people you’ve never…



$1.75m in Sales on January 30th – Great.com sold for $900k – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: NamesCon dominated the charts yesterday led by Great.com which sold for $900,000. NameBio recorded 240 sales for a total of $1,751,393 with an average sale price of $7,297. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 50% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount increased by…



500+ Five Character .COM Short Domains Reg Fee Opps

By admin DropGRABS.com: Here’s a Quick Batch 500 Items .COM Short Five Character Domains Reg Fee Opps I am working on something else right now for YOU Something else I KNOW you will … Source: Domaining     



Day 13 – Do this right and your sales will increase

By Mike Sullivan SullysBlog.com: Lucky 13 of 21 days to becoming a better domainer. There’s one thing you’ve probably heard your entire career, no matter what field you’re in. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. There is a lot of truth to that statement. The bigger your network, the more prospects you…



Should You Make Your Own Landing Pages?

By Omar OmarAndWill.com: Have you ever wondered if you would be better off making your own landing pages to capture your domain inquires? Are you tired or just plain don’t like what the parking companies in the marketplace offer? We’ve been there too and have experimented with creating our own and using various company templates….



127 Domain Discoveries for January 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…



Domaining Q & A – Do companies in India prefer .co.in or .in ?

By Prathmesh Tokekar DomainMagazine.com: Yesterday, I was asked this question by one of the Indian NamePros members about companies preferring .co.in or .in domains in India. The answer might as well help some more people in the community. So here in this post, I will try to answer this question. Looking at .in history (…



NamesCon’s “Domaining to the Future” in Day Two

By Alvin Brown The Domains: It’s a new day in Las Vegas as the Tropicana Hotel comes to life for Day Two of NamesCon 2018. NamesCon follows up a highly energized Day One event with yet another fast-paced day of “Domaining to the Future”. Day Two’s Keynote was Andrew Alleman (DomainNameWire.com) interviewing Megadeth’s David Ellefson…



Mike Mann’s scores again with sale of BasicsMarket.com to Basics LLC

By admin RegisterADot.com: Mike Mann’s domain business is definitely having a great start to 2018 with another reported domain sale this time he sold BasicsMarket.com for $14,888 from his domain marketplace DomainMarket.com Mike announced the sale on Facebook.com where he often discussed his domain name sales and thoughts, The whois has updated already a… Source:…



Escrow.com Announces 2018 Masters of Domains

By Elliot Silver Prior to the live auction today at NamesCon, Escrow.com announced its annual Masters of Domains awards to the ten highest grossing individual domain investors of the past year. The award is based on brokered transactions closed via Escrow.com. Each award winner was presented a special trophy and prize honoring their achievement. This…



Josh Metnick just keeps on selling crypto related domains

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Josh Metnick continues to sell crypto domains, some of them I would never even think of like, 0x.fund. Josh sold it for $5,000. He explained to me in an email, (0x is shorthand for Ethereum — all Ethereum addresses start with a “0x…” e.g. check out 0xproject.com (symbol: ZRX) or…



Should you auction your new gtld at a live auction?

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: There were 135 lots in the NamesCon live auction. Of those 135 lots, 20 were new gtlds. 15 out of the 20 sold. The top sale was Business.Loans at $10,000. Tax.help sold for $6,000 and Porn.Club sold for $5,000. A lot of $300 and $500 sales that with a healthy commission…



Great.com sells for $900,000 to lead NamesCon auction

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: There were 135 lots in the live auction and 82 sold. The top sale was Great.com at $900,000. The reserve was higher but looks like it was lowered and an online bidder won the auction. PayPerClick.com was sold at $100,000. ORDER DOMAIN 10 cryptocurrencyconverter.com $300 20 crypto.asia $1,400 30 bitcoiner.club…



Where did those 6 figure offers go for FakeNews.com?

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: We wrote a year ago about FakeNews.com and it’s owner receiving 6 figure offers. There is a story on DallasNews.com today about a California man, George Bacon who purchased FakeNews.com 11 years ago for $250. From the article: Fakenews.com isn’t the only domain Bacon owns — he buys and sells them…



How to get your stolen domain name back

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Pump and dump in the domain industry / How to develop a domain into a niche job board / NamesCon/ROTD Auction Results (2018) / And more! Here are the new domain discussions and domain news. Quick Flip Domain Strategy – We all like to make a quick buck or…



Here’s GoDaddy’s UK Television Commercial

By Elliot Silver Here’s a video of GoDaddy’s new television commercial that is being shown to viewers in the UK. The focus is on GoDaddy’s website builder platform, and you can see them also advertising a .co.uk domain name. Interesting, the web building platform is not advertised as GoCentral in the UK like it is…



Escrow.com Announces 2018 Masters of Domains

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Prior to the live auction today at NamesCon, Escrow.com announced its annual Masters of Domains awards to the ten highest grossing individual domain investors of the past year. The award is based on brokered transactions closed via Escrow.com. Each award winner was presented a special trophy and prize honoring their achievement….



Photos & Highlights from Day 2 of the 2018 NamesCon Global Conference in Las Vegas Monday

DNJournal: Monday was quite a day and night at NamesCon with a real life rock star delivering the keynote speech and the annual Water Night fundraiser bringing in big money for the Water School. Source: Domaining     



Daily Poll: Do You Subscribe to Domain Sale Newsletters?

By Elliot Silver There are quite a few domain name sales newsletters sent via subscription. Many of these are sent by domain brokers offering exclusive listings for sale, and others offer closeouts, house-owned domain names, or other types of wholesale deals on domain names. Today’s poll question is Do You Subscribe to Domain Sale Newsletters?…



AUCTION RECAP OF JANUARY 29, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on January 29, 2018. 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…



Tax season scams : Identity theft scammers are on the loose

By Theo Develegas Acro: It’s getting close to that time of the year again, tax season. Whether you’re getting a refund from your domain investments, or have to pay taxes, the IRS isn’t the only party interested in your financials. Scams are on the rise right before and during the annual tax season, particularly since…



Make #domains Fabulous again – At #NamesCon!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A few weeks ago, Mike Robertson announced that veteran domain registrar, Fabulous.com is a live brand. Directnic, kind sponsors of this publication, acquired Fabulous.com and they are preparing for its official relaunch later this year. Two weeks ago, the fine folks at Fabulous.com registered the domain MakeDomainsFabulousAgain.com a… Source: Domaining     



Sedo weekly sales led by CarStore.com

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Sedo reported their weekly sales and CarStore.com led the way at $82,500. Two 4L.coms made the top 6 with Hbus.com selling for $12,500 and oaio.com selling for 8,000 Euros, ($9,916). 43.com sales 14 cctld sales 8 other gtld sales .US woke up and charted three of the top five cctld…



Exclusive premium #domains by Tracy Fogarty of eNaming

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Tracy Fogarty is an independent domain broker, and founder of eNaming.com, a premium domain brokerage. After moving away from the humid Florida shores to the dry heat of Arizona, Tracy Fogarty continues to broker high quality domain names on behalf of her clients. Tracy is currently attending NamesCon 2018, in Las Vegas,…



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