Daily archives: January 2nd, 2018

The three most-registered new gTLDs took three very different paths last year

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I was talking with a friend over the weekend about the new gTLD program and realized that I never took a step back to look at the numbers now that 2017 is in the books. So I made my way over to nTLDStats.com and took at look at 2017, here’s a view…



#Crypto domainers : Ryan Colby announces Token Fest #Boston in late 2018

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Veteran domain broker, Ryan Colby, has big plans this year; the cryptocurrency aficionado shared some of them during MERGE! 2017 in Orlando. The first national event that Ryan Colby is putting together takes place on March 15 & 16, at The Palace Of Fine Arts Theatre, in San Francisco, CA. With two…



Video: Uniregistry Office in Grand Cayman

By Elliot Silver I have always thought it would be neat to see various offices and buildings used by domain industry companies. Attorney John Berryhill shared this video of the Uniregistry offices in the Cayman Islands. Uniregistry founder Frank Schilling made a guest appearance in the short video. The post Video: Uniregistry Office in Grand…



Domains And Accurate Appraisals…

By NameProsDaily RegisterADot.com: Today: $500 in 10 min – Quick flip / How to register a .COM.AU domain / The downside to selling domainer type names / And more. Here are the new domain discussions and domain news. Share your Emoji. WS domains – This buyer is ready to invest. Does a registrar control a…



The Monday Media Wrap Up: EtherDelta Hack, Threat Modeling, and Cybersecurity in 2017

By DomainTools 10 things in cybersecurity that you might have missed this year ZDNet | Zack Whittaker | December 29, 2017 Thought you caught everything in security this year? There was a… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



DropCatch vs. NameJet on Similar Auctions

By Elliot Silver There were a pair of similar pending delete auctions on NameJet and DropCatch.com that I thought would be interesting to highlight because of the auction results. I was tracking these auctions (and won one of them), and you can see the results on NameBio. At the end of December, WorkInjuryLawyer.com and WorkInjuryLawyers.com…



Daily Poll: Will Rick Schwartz Return to Twitter in 2018?

By Elliot Silver Rick Schwartz seems to have shut down his @domainking Twitter account last week. Rick had a popular (and verified) Twitter account that shared insight and generated a great deal of discussion about domain names. I believe Rick also announced that he owns (or owned, whatever the case currently may be) seven figures…



Keynote Speaker Profile: David Ellefson

By Joyce Ng NamesCon.com: David Ellefson is the Grammy Award-winning Co-Founder and bassist of the death metal band, Megadeth. Also an author, record label owner, and coffee company owner, Ellefson will be joining NamesCon as a keynote speaker to share his thoughts on the importance of social media. Source: Domaining     



Sedo releases two weeks of sales and App.net leads the way

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Sedo released two weeks of sales data and the top sale was App.net at $70,000. JinJin.com was the second highest sale at $45,000. GlobalCoin.com sold for 30,000 Euros,($36,170). Erth.com sold for $29,000. There were a bunch of coin/crypto related sales, LoveCoin.com, TitsCoin.com, BlueChipCrypto.com etc… 79 .com sales 28 cctld ……



Sedo.com Releases Weekly Domain Name Sales List 12/18/2017 – 12/31/2017

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK, NY – Just released is Sedo’s weekly sales list, a weekly list of public transactions above $2,000. This weeks highlights included the top .com sold as JinJin.com at $45,000.00 USD, the top ccTLD as Nobis.it at 9,760 EUR ($11,772.90 US Dollars) and the top other as App.net at $70,000.00…



#California #cannabis : First Internet blogger rolls out #Bud dot .com

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Justin Hall, over referred to as the first blogger on the Internet, has been a pioneer since 1994. Barely 20 at the time, Justin set forth to conquer the open space that Internet audiences provided and he shared his innermost thoughts via the web site Links.net. For the past 23 years, Justin…



#Satanism? #ICANN decision outrages the faithful with introduction of dot .666

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: ICANN approved the application of dot .666, a new gTLD aimed at establishing a global educational network on apocryphal studies, per its application details. It’s the first such approval in the new year, 2018. Often cited as “the mark of the beast,” the triple six number strikes a bad note with the…



Our Top 10 Stories of 2017

By James Iles NamePros.com: Last year, the digital investment space has been dominated by the continual rise of cryptocurrency. Whilst the phenomenal potential returns from cryptocurrency investment have grabbed headlines around the World, the domain industry has continued to produce fascinating stories of its own. Here, we’re going to take a look back at our…



Undeveloped launches new way to setup “brand for sale” domain landing pages

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Undeveloped.com launched a new way to setup “brand for sale” domain name landing pages. “To help your buyers visualize better which brand they’re acquiring and why the price for quality names is justified, we’ve launched very easy to set up Brand for Sale Pages!” “All you need to do is to…



#6 in 2017: Police raid a top level domain company

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: This is the fifth in a series covering the top stories on DNW in 2017, as ranked by pageviews. A police raid the domain name business? That’s unusual, and the story about it ranks among the top ten most viewed on DNW in 2017. A big story in the…



BrandableNames.com launches and starts off the 2018 New Year with a ‘33% off’ Promo offer.

By Irene Conde-McKim DotWhatever.com: It’s about more than being found on the internet… it’s about being remembered! BrandableNames.com, a boutique brandable domain name marketplace, has proudly launched their operations and services to those looking to brand their online endeavors with a unique, brandable name, whereby they can and will stand out from … Source: Domaining…



AUCTION RECAP OF JANUARY 1, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on January 1, 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…



Video: Uniregistry Office in Grand Cayman

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I have always thought it would be neat to see various offices and buildings used by domain industry companies. Attorney John Berryhill shared this video of the Uniregistry offices in the Cayman Islands. Uniregistry founder Frank Schilling made a guest appearance in the short video. The post Video: Uniregistry Office in…



Domain Movers: MummyDog.com, Anax.com + More

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Welcome! This is Domain Movers and we keep track of company focused domain name transaction and report these early findings to you. These are often future brands, domain name upgrades for existing brands, future advertising efforts and more. A shorter list today coming off the holiday’s but one I still wanted…



Preventing domain name spoofing and email fraud using DMARC (and a few cases it doesn’t work)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: DMARC, which stands for “Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance”, is an email authentication, policy, and reporting protocol. DMARC is a way to make it easier for email senders and receivers to determine whether or not a given message is legitimately from the sender, and what to do if it isn’t….



The Internet of Things – DNW Podcast #167

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: What is the future of the Internet of Things and how will it impact our business? In our first episode of 2018, Stacey Higginbotham of StaceyOnIoT.com joins me on the show to talk about the Internet of Things. Understand what it is, what industries it impacts, the easiest way…



Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center developer guilty of reverse domain name hijacking

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Group tried to take down gripe site. A developer that recently acquired the Chinese Cultural Center in Phoenix with plans to redevelop it has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking. 668 North, LLC, which is owned by private equity group True North, acquired the mostly…



DropCatch vs. NameJet on Similar Auctions

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: There were a pair of similar pending delete auctions on NameJet and DropCatch.com that I thought would be interesting to highlight because of the auction results. I was tracking these auctions (and won one of them), and you can see the results on NameBio. At the end of December, WorkInjuryLawyer.com and…



Ethereum, .Storage, the 1.111B® Class and more helped make 2017 an unforgettable year for #GenXYZ

By Team XYZ Gen.XYZ: Happy New Year #GenXYZ! We hope you’re as excited for 2018 as we are. But in all the anticipation surrounding the start of a new calendar year, it’s important to take time to reflect on everything that was accomplished in the previous one. For all of us here at XYZ, that…



Daily Poll: Will Rick Schwartz Return to Twitter in 2018?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Rick Schwartz seems to have shut down his @domainking Twitter account last week. Rick had a popular (and verified) Twitter account that shared insight and generated a great deal of discussion about domain names. I believe Rick also announced that he owns (or owned, whatever the case currently may be) seven…



$79k in Sales on January 1st – OfficePhone.com sold for $7,500 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was OfficePhone.com which sold for $7,500 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 111 sales for a total of $79,259 with an average sale price of $714. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 22% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



Daily Domain Picks 1-2-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 1-2-18 Happy New Year to everyone, health, happiness and success to you and your family in 2018. Go Daddy Auction Picks 1-2-18 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Xshield.com a lot of action here, over $1,500 and 55 bids. GolfInstructor.com another four figure name, currently over $1,200. WMCL.com a chip that’s…



How ICANN could spend its $240 million war chest

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Schools, pHD students and standards groups could be among the beneficiaries of ICANN’s nearly quarter-billion-dollar new gTLD auction war chest. But new gTLD registries hoping for to dip into the fund for marketing support are probably shit out of luck. Those are among the preliminary conclusions of a volunteer working group…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, January 2nd

By Josh E DSAD.com: Anyone selling any .xyz domains? For reasons unbeknownst to me I’ve sold several in the last month, with prices ranging from $99 to $399. I haven’t bought anymore, in fact half of them were expired when they sold, but I was able to renew them and push them into the buyers…



93 Domain Discoveries for January 2nd

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…



.music and .gay possible in 2018 after probe finds no impropriety

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Five more new gTLDs could see the light of day in 2018 after a probe into ICANN’s handling of “community” applications found no wrongdoing. The long-running investigation, carried out by FTI Consulting on ICANN’s behalf, found no evidence to support suspicions that ICANN staff had been secretly and inappropria… Source: Domaining…



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