Daily archives: January 3rd, 2018

Featured Attendee: Joe Alagna

By Joyce Ng NamesCon.com: Meet NamesCon 2018 featured attendee Joe Alagna, Director of Business Development at Afilias. Source: Domaining     



Speaker Profile: Todd Han

By Joyce Ng NamesCon.com: Todd Han is the President and Founder of Dynadot, an ICANN accredited domain registrar. Over the last 15 years, Todd has grown Dynadot into a financially stable company that serves customers from all over the world. He has seen Dynadot grow from one office in Silicon Valley to four offices globally….



No One Expects the Pineapple Affix

By Tim Helming In a previous DomainTools Report conducted in the summer of 2016, we leveraged DomainTools extensive dataset in order to examine the distribution of malicious or neutral domains across a set… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



Here are my currenct crypto investments and prices as of 1/3/2018

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Last week I wrote a post sharing my current crypto portfolio and I’m excited to say that it ended up being one of my most-read blog posts in ten years…so suffice it to say that I’m going to keep sharing since it’s clear that people are interested. Over the last week I…



Fewer UDRP Filings in 2017 at WIPO

By Elliot Silver The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) updated its database yesterday afternoon, and it is now showing UDRP filings for 2018. This indicates that the 2017 UDRP filings are all added, and based on this assumption, the number of UDRP filings at WIPO decreased in 2017. In 2016, a record number of UDRP…



How to Develop a Customer Persona That Improves Conversion Rates

By Neil Patel Customers are the lifeline and driving force of your business. Without them, you wouldn’t exist. That’s why you need to spend the time and use various resources to develop a better understanding of your customers’ thinking. The idea is to put yourself in your customers’ shoes—their minds, really. You want to figure…



Daily Poll: Should ICANN Use New gTLD Money for Marketing?

By Elliot Silver Kevin Murphy of Domain Incite wrote about the suggestions made by an ICANN working group on how ICANN should spend the $240 million the organization generated from auctions of new gTLD extensions. One idea that seems to be popular with the operators of new gTLD extensions is for ICANN to spend some…



#ICANN might end its support of #ICANNWiki, leading to its shutdown

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: For a decade, ICANNWiki, the online portal that checks the pulse of the ICANN community, presenting its achievements and happenings, has been doing so diligently and with gusto. And now, ICANN might cut off its funding, all while millions of dollars went to paying off members’ trips! ICANNWiki announced the news today:…



Old man winter : Bomb cyclone, #bombogenesis and other huge #domains

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: We’re freezing our gonads here in Florida, where today it snowed in Tallahassee. Domain investors that are using protective hand gear against the cold temperatures of Florida, might end up registering dumb typos due to fat-fingering the keywords. With such cold weather in the US, arrived a couple of new terms: Bomb…



RegistrarStats.com to shut down next month

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Old school domain data site is shutting down next month. Donuts has announced that it is shutting down RegistrarStats.com on February 19, 2018. The company acquired the site as part of its acquisition of Rightside last year. The company says it is shutting down the service “due to dwindling…



#PutinCon : Political conference about #Russia’s Vladimir #Putin

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is the President of the Russian Federation since 2012. A man of mystery to many, and to others, a shrewd political figure that has defined Russian politics for the past 15 years, Vladimir Putin now has his own conference. PutinCon, to take place on March 16, 2018, is a…



#5 in 2017: The Chinese trademark scam

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: This is the sixth in a series covering the top stories on DNW in 2017, as ranked by pageviews. One of the great things about writing DNW is that I get to help people. One way I help people is by writing about scams. The Chinese trademark scam has…



AUCTION RECAP OF JANUARY 2, 2017 + NAMEJET DECEMBER SALES

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…



What Will Bitcoin Look Like in Twenty Years? Peter Thiel’s Answer: A Monster Bet on Bitcoin

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: We’re back! Welcome to 2018, The year of Crypto, CAR-T and Pot!~ 15 Smart Business Ideas for 2018; Amazon grabbed 4 percent of all US retail sales in 2017; How the Tether (USDT) distribution system works; The 25 Bachelor’s Degrees With The Highest Salary Potential; 12 Reasons Why…



Eye on #ICANN : Twitter account holding 2017 spenders accountable

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Whoever operates the Twitter account, @EyeOnICANN, is keeping an eye on the 2017 spending by ICANN, disseminating the data. In recent weeks, Domain Incite noted that with a budget of $143 million dollars, ICANN is “running out of cash,” as the 2017 budgetary expenses exceeded $126 million dollars. Now, EyeOnICANN is takin……



Syria.net provides rare look into transfer dispute

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Was this domain stolen? If so, the original owner is having a lot of trouble getting it back. Domain name transfer disputes due to alleged domain theft are usually handled behind the scenes and occasionally in court. That’s why a National Arbitration Forum decision on Syria.net under the Transfer…



Still, the Domain King : Rick Schwartz’s latest #domain registrations

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Rick Schwartz disabled his Twitter account, stating he has better things to do with his time. The Domain King’s disappearance from social media was seen as a reaction to Twitter’s prolonged inaction in restoring Mike Berkens’s stolen account. To be honest, there is only so much that can be retained on Twitter,…



Fewer UDRP Filings in 2017 at WIPO

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) updated its database yesterday afternoon, and it is now showing UDRP filings for 2018. This indicates that the 2017 UDRP filings are all added, and based on this assumption, the number of UDRP filings at WIPO decreased in 2017. In 2016, a record number of…



2018 finds New gTLDs below the 20 million domain name registration mark

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: We are almost 4 years into the New gTLD program and domain name registrations have fallen below the 20 million mark. These are the domain name registrations that according to NameStat.org are in the zone files. These are the domain names that can potentially resolve, i.e. the domains have nameservers attached…



Xand.xyz: The artist behind some of Adidas, Nike, and Jaguar’s most unique campaigns is this week…

By Team XYZ Gen.XYZ: Xand.xyz – Gandi customer (France) The #GenXYZ community is full of amazing personalities, and through our #WebsiteWednesday series we’re happy we’ve been able to share so many of them with you. This week we have another inspiring individual whose .xyz site lets you jump headfirst into his mind and see the…



Daily Poll: Should ICANN Use New gTLD Money for Marketing?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Kevin Murphy of Domain Incite wrote about the suggestions made by an ICANN working group on how ICANN should spend the $240 million the organization generated from auctions of new gTLD extensions. One idea that seems to be popular with the operators of new gTLD extensions is for ICANN to spend…



#Game .com : Former Hasbro #domain launches as a #crypto VC platform

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Game.com, the former domain asset of gaming giant Hasbro, has officially launched as an online multi-function platform, which centers on blockchain-supported gaming content. The domain itself was sold for $3.4 million dollars in 2014, and it’s now being used to crowdfund platforms, social IM tools and capital support area. From… Source: Domaining…



15 end user domain name sales including a .net for $70,000

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: These end users bought domain names over the holidays. Sedo has published sales data from the two week holiday period, including a great sale of a great .net domain: App.net. It appears that the seller had previously developed a business called app.net. Other buyers include a sliding door company,…



NameJet December sales led by Protege.com

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: NameJet reported their December sales and Protege.com was the top sale at $52,000. Creek.com was number 2 at $39,088. Acr.com was sold for $38,511 and was just added to Sedo with a $99,900 buy it now. NGO.com at $35,000 was a nice buy, a lot of potential uses for this…



Future Media Architects win #UDRP against #Harmoni .com #domain

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Future Media Architects (aka Elequa) have won the UDRP against the aged domain, Harmoni.com. A company that is called Information Tools Limited of Auckland, New Zealand, claimed rights to the mark HARMONI for business analysis software. Only problem: the mark was registered in 2017, a full 14 years after the domain name…



$100k in Sales on January 2nd – GolfInstructor.com sold for $12,250 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was GolfInstructor.com which sold for $12,250 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 129 sales for a total of $100,194 with an average sale price of $777. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 16% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



Daily Domain Picks 1-3-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 1-3-18 Crypto or Domain Names where is your focus in 2018? Go Daddy Auction Picks 1-3-18 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com • 0PG.com • ArabicTool.com • ATYJ.com • AutomaticDrone.com • AutomobileZoom.com • BabyFacts.com • BoomSquare.com • Card2Coin.com • Darmco.com • Defty.com • DeliverTools.com • ENL.cc • EverydayWatch… Source: Domaining     



75+ .COM People Names – Shorties – Brandables and Keyword Rich Reg Fee OPPS

By admin DropGRABS.com: Today’s Treat List for YOU Consists OF: 75+ .COM Reg Fee Opps Some Shorties… Some People NAMES… Some Nearly Brandable… Some Keyword Rich… ENJOY THE LIST ===================================== FixnKeep EduTexts FortReef … Source: Domaining     



109 Domain Discoveries for January 3rd

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 Wednesday JANUARY 2nd, 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I have always invested in things I know. Things I see. Things I use. It has made me hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years. But I have gotten burned lately by things that appeared as one thing but were really another. Let’s take my recent Nike trade. I have always…



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