Monthly archives: January, 2018

Was ChicagoWest.com Bought for $2k via HugeDomains?

By Elliot Silver Apparently Kanye West and Kim Kardashian had a baby that they named Chicago West. As one might imagine, a domain name like that was long registered before the young West was born. In fact, ChicagoWest.com was registered back in March of 2015. Since 2015, the domain name had been owned by HugeDomains.com….



Sponsor Spotlight: Sandeep Ramchandani

By Joyce Ng NamesCon.com: Sandeep Ramchandani is the new CEO at Radix, a sponsor for this year’s NamesCon. Learn more about Sandeep. Source: Domaining     



Sponsor Spotlight: Todd Han

By Joyce Ng NamesCon.com: Todd Han is the President and CEO at Dynadot, a sponsor for this year’s NamesCon. Learn more about Todd. Source: Domaining     



Sponsor Spotlight: Mike Demopoulos

By Joyce Ng NamesCon.com: Mike Demopoulos is a brand evangelist at BoldGrid, which provides a suite of plugins for the wildly popular WordPress content management system. Learn more about Mike. Source: Domaining     



How to Scale Your Lead Generation Through Blogging

By Neil Patel I’m a big advocate of blogging. It doesn’t matter what business you have or what industry you’re in, blogging can be used as a lead generation tool. How often do you get unique visitors to your website? Unless you have an ecommerce store, there’s no reason for a prospective customer to visit…



Daily Poll: Do You Use Domain Brokers to Sell Domain Names?

By Elliot Silver I don’t regularly use domain brokers to sell my domain names. There are some exceptional brokers, but I typically do my own marketing when I am looking to sell a domain name. I have worked with several brokers before – both when buying a domain name and selling a domain name. There…



We Have Free Tickets to NamesCon for Five People Who’ve Never Been to the Big Show in Las Vegas

DNJournal: Hundreds of industry veterans will be at the upcoming NamesCon conference in Las Vegas but organizers want newcomers too and gave us 5 free tickets for first timers. Source: Domaining     



Was ChicagoWest.com Bought for $2k via HugeDomains?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Apparently Kanye West and Kim Kardashian had a baby that they named Chicago West. As one might imagine, a domain name like that was long registered before the young West was born. In fact, ChicagoWest.com was registered back in March of 2015. Since 2015, the domain name had been owned by…



Top Topics: A Four-Letter .COM Sells for $22,500; Domainers React to Mike Mann’s Latest Sale…

By James Iles NamePros.com: Leading domain industry conference NamesCon is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas from January 28th through to January 31st. If you are attending, then you may be interested in the “Name Behind the Pro” meetup, hosted by GoDaddy. On Monday, January 29th from 3:30-5pm PST in the Nine Fine Irishmen…



Tru.Green #domain : Registrant claims to be out of $5,000 after #UDRP loss at the #WIPO

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The registrant of the new gTLD domain, Tru.Green, alleges that he lost $5,000 dollars in “out of pocket” expenses. The domain was challenged at the WIPO and was lost in a UDRP, after TruGreen Limited Partnership of Memphis, Tennessee claimed rights to the TRUGREEN mark. Registered in 2017, the domain displays a…



Top 10 domain articles in December: Mike Mann moving his domains to GoDaddy, brokers, the GoDaddy…

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: December was a slower month but still had some important articles. The most popular articles were about Mike Mann moving his domains to GoDaddy, brokers, the GoDaddy valuation tool, DropCatch, Domaining.com and some other subjects. About 150 comments were made by readers. OnlineDomain.com celebrated its 5 year anniversary in July: On……



Did the #domain 360.com really sell for $1,175 dollars at #Sedo ?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Numeric domains are the holy grail of Chinese domain investors; among them, certain numbers are globally recognized. The number “360” is one of these special numbers, signifying a circle in degrees, or metaphorically, a full vision or perception of an object or activity. We already know that the matching .com domain, 360…….



AUCTION RECAP OF JANUARY 18, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on January 18, 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…



Rick Schwartz : Still busy registering #domain names in 2018

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: It’s been three weeks since Rick Schwartz either disabled, or deleted his Twitter account. The Domain King announced that Twitter is a “bad habit” that he can shake off in a matter of days, and so far he has kept his unfortunate promise; many domain investors are missing Rick’s daily dosage of…



15+ New Spam Emails, 9 Robocalls, 6 Spam texts within 24 hours of registering a domain

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Guy who registers domain name gets an unpleasant surprise. A GoDaddy customer posted this complaint on GoDaddy’s community forums yesterday. I’m posting it in its entirety with my annotations. GoDaddy FAIL!!!!!! – Bought A Domain And In 24hrs – 15+ New Spam Emails – 9 Robocalls – 6 Spam…



Daily Poll: Do You Use Domain Brokers to Sell Domain Names?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I don’t regularly use domain brokers to sell my domain names. There are some exceptional brokers, but I typically do my own marketing when I am looking to sell a domain name. I have worked with several brokers before – both when buying a domain name and selling a domain name….



Daily Domain Picks 1-19-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 1-19-18 Go Daddy Auction Picks 1-19-18 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com A lot more blockchain names today on the list. AdBull.com quite the bidding war between bidder 10 and bidder 11. Currently at $2,550. Parently.com ly names still do well, this one is getting some action and should go a…



#NORDU .net : Oldest #domain is 12071 days old per #DomainTools

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: NORDU.net, the oldest domain name with a registration date of January 1, 1985 is now 33 years old. But wait, isn’t Symbolics.com the oldest domain, you might say. Not so fast, domain ranger. While Symbolics.com is indeed the oldest registered domain name, and the oldest .com, it’s not the oldest. On the…



$182k in Sales on January 18th – Paybit.de sold for $28,152 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Paybit.de which sold for $28,152 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 191 sales for a total of $181,565 with an average sale price of $951. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 10% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount…



Escrow.com hits milestones in 2017

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Escrow.com announced hitting many milestones in 2017. Here is the announcement from Jackson Elsegood, the Escrow.com General Manager: Global Support & Operations To continuously support its fast-growing user base, Escrow.com continues to hire the world?s best talent and has grown from just 12 employees to now over 50 in five offi……



Day 5 – Reach out to 3 domainers / bloggers you respect

By Mike Sullivan SullysBlog.com: Day 5 – 21 days to becoming a better domainer You’ve been busy. See what you have already accomplished in just 4 days? Even you’re not following this plan day by day, you can still catch up pretty easily. Get on board if you’re not already and lets take this up…



201 Domain Discoveries for January 19th

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, January 19th, 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I would like to announce I will be leaving DSAD.com today and Josh and Travis will be taking over. It’s healthy to get away from everything routine and step out and experience new things. No. I’m not leaving DSAD for good. Just for a week or two. For 9 years I have…



Brandable domain name sales week 2: DigitalCandy.com, Hoox.com, GreenRabbit.com

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: It was another decent week for brandable domain name sales with four sales reaching five-figures. The top-grossing sales was that of Otravo.com which was purchased by Dutch online travel company Otravo B.V. which operates some of the leading holiday sites in the Netherlands such as Vliegtickets.nl (Flight Tickets). The company does…



Glory.com Decision is Good but Highlights Outbound Risk

By Elliot Silver Earlier today, WIPO published the Glory.com UDRP decision. The complaint was denied and the domain owner (Microstrategy) will get to keep the Glory.com domain name. This is great because Glory.com is a high value domain name (they paid $115,000 in 2003 and it is worth substantially more today) that is generic in…



Tide Pod Challenge : Matching .com #domain attempts to mine #crypto

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Teenagers doing the “Tide Pod Challenge” – a dangerous game of chewing on a detergent gel – can end up in the hospital, or even die. Whoever devised this “challenge” is counting on today’s youth culture, that is obsessed with posting Snapchat videos under peer pressure. Chewing on a detergent… Source: Domaining…



Balancing Cybersecurity and Individual Privacy – New Whois Data Protections in 2018

By Tim Chen Whois data is at a crossroads in 2018, under duress from EU data protection regulations, from within ICANN itself, and even from the Registrars and Registries that collect and store… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



Daily Poll: Do You Manage Your Own Inbound Leads?

By Elliot Silver When someone inquires about a domain name I own, I negotiate with them. The negotiation is one of the more riveting aspects of domain name ownership, and I enjoy it. Some people don’t feel comfortable negotiating and others prefer to use an expert – like a domain broker – when they get…



#Sedo sold CAN.com for $155,000 dollars in brokered deal

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Sedo sold CAN.com, a domain that we predicted that would sell for six figures, for $155,000 dollars. The sale was facilitated by Frank Tillmanns, International Senior Sales & Domain Brokerage Consultant at Sedo. In a post over social media, Frank Tillmanns announced the sale of CAN.com earlier today: “Just sold CAN.COM for…



#Satan Coin joins the #cryptocurrency legions at 0.666 ETH

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: First there was Jesus Coin, now the forces of evil arrive with Satan Coin. The Satan Coin project delivers the first of its kind “Black Paper,” beautifully articulating why you should invest in satan. Forged in the fires of Hell, Satan Coin is the answer to the shortcomings of these other mortal…



GoDaddy: No Super Bowl but Sponsoring Danica Patrick for Daytona 500 & Indy 500

By Elliot Silver I have been emailing GoDaddy’s PR and media department to ask about whether the company will be running a Super Bowl commercial this year. I heard back from the company’s outside PR agency this morning, and GoDaddy will not have a commercial during this year’s Super Bowl. Although the company became a…



Glory.com Decision is Good but Highlights Outbound Risk

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Earlier today, WIPO published the Glory.com UDRP decision. The complaint was denied and the domain owner (Microstrategy) will get to keep the Glory.com domain name. This is great because Glory.com is a high value domain name (they paid $115,000 in 2003 and it is worth substantially more today) that is generic…



Domain Sales report – Day 1 : 17/1/2018

By Prathmesh Tokekar DomainMagazine.com: Domain Sales report – 1 Calculating.com , Sold for $7000 : One Word domain , English Dictionary verb and ending with ‘ing’ , this domain was poised to fetch a good price. TropicSport.com : Sold for $4892 : Great exact match domain name for Tropical Sports related website . Google shows…



Efty promises more choice and customization for its market in 2018

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Efty is putting together an ambitious development roadmap in 2018. Here is what Efty announced today: SSL secured For-Sale landing pages: If you are subscribed to our Growth or Profesional plan you can now redirect buyers to your own marketplace For-Sale landing pages with a single click. By enabling this feature…



Don’t Disappoint Max: An Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Researchers find that one person likely drove Bitcoin from $150 to $1,000; 10 harmless mind tricks that make people like you; Between Walmart and Kroger, 500 stores are about to ditch cashiers; Info Beyond Social Media of Yourself & Others Exposed; How Marketers Are Turning Your Car Into…



MicroStrategy defends its Glory (.com)

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Tech company fends off Japanese group that filed cybersquatting complaint. $1.5 billion dollar tech company MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR) has successfully defended the domain name Glory.com in a cybersquatting dispute. MicroStrategy has a vast portfolio of high-quality domain names including alert.com, hope.com, mike.com, speaker.com … Source: Domaining     



Glory .com : #UDRP against 1995 #domain name was denied at the #WIPO

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Glory Ltd. of Himeji, Japan, filed a UDRP against the aged domain Glory.com. Registered in 1995, Glory.com has been in the current registrant’s possession for 14 years. According to the documents of this UDRP, the Respondent paid $115,000 dollars to acquire Glory.com in 2003. It sought $10 million USD from the Complainant,…



AUCTION RECAP OF JANUARY 17, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on January 17, 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…



Seven with #Sedo : First #GreatDomains auction of 2018

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Welcome to the first GreatDomains “Seven with Sedo” auction article for 2018 – sponsored by Sedo. The domain aftermarket had a great start this year, with Sedo scoring 14 out of 22 top weekly sales, according to DNJournal. GreatDomains is a monthly domain auction event with hand-curated domains, spanning a wide rang……



Countdown to Namescon 2018 – 3 Great Sessions For New Domainers

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Well NamesCon is getting closer by the day, my flights are booked and based on the buzz I’m hearing I think it’s safe to say that this is likely to break last year’s attendance record. Like any conference, you’ll get out what you put in and I always recommend that people take…



GoDaddy will sponsor Danica Patrick in her last 2 races

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) is back to power Danica Patrick’s racing finale with primary sponsorships in both the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. The two marquee auto races, being dubbed the “Danica Double,” mark an end to what is considered the most successful career of any woman in racing history –…



I’m bullish on domain names

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: While other assets are currently overvalued, domain names aren’t. Asset prices have been quite frothy for a long time. They were high a year ago and then they shot much higher over the past year. Sure, sentiment might be positive. Asset prices might continue to go up. But when…



Daily Poll: Do You Manage Your Own Inbound Leads?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: When someone inquires about a domain name I own, I negotiate with them. The negotiation is one of the more riveting aspects of domain name ownership, and I enjoy it. Some people don’t feel comfortable negotiating and others prefer to use an expert – like a domain broker – when they…



Daily Domain Picks 1-18-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 1-18-18 Go Daddy Auction Picks 1-18-18 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com A few more blockchain names today, BlockChainManagement.com being the best, currently over $1,500. Searcho.com getting a lot of action, adding an o or a at the end of a popular one word usually do really well. • AirWarrior.com •…



More choice and customization for Efty market.

By Doron Vermaat Efty.com: Efty is always improving based on customer feedback and we’re happy to share some recent changes we recently implemented based on popular requests such as SSL secured For-Sale landing pages, switching on/off verified inquiries and more customization for your marketplace to kick off 2018. Source: Domaining     



TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 1/18/2018!

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 1/18/2018. 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     



$124k in Sales on January 17th – Calculating.com sold for $7,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Calculating.com which sold for $7,000 at Flippa. NameBio recorded 211 sales for a total of $124,351 with an average sale price of $589. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 9% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount…



GoDaddy: No Super Bowl but Sponsoring Danica Patrick for Daytona 500 & Indy 500

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I have been emailing GoDaddy’s PR and media department to ask about whether the company will be running a Super Bowl commercial this year. I heard back from the company’s outside PR agency this morning, and GoDaddy will not have a commercial during this year’s Super Bowl. Although the company became…



Domain Movers: Slade.com, Rasa.com + More

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Welcome, this is Domain Movers which focuses on corporate related domain name transactions and reports these early findings to you. Domain name assets are very important in branding, marketing, advertising and much more. Here is the latest sampling of some recent movements detected by DotWeekly: Deutsche Post AG has acquired MySupply……



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday, January 18th, 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I have always been a pick and shovel guy. I always start as a miner but as I get to know the system I tend to move into the supplier role. I make good money plowing and salting but would much rather sell everyone their salt and their equipment. I also like…



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