Daily archives: January 4th, 2018

We Don’t Work Together

By Elliot Silver I think the biggest criticism that domain industry bloggers hear / read is that the same information is posted on multiple websites. If .Club or Sedo issues a press release or contacts writers directly with something newsworthy, it is highly likely that several writers will publish an article. These similar articles (sometimes…



Top 100 brandable domain name sales for 2017

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: Three years ago I compiled a list of the top 100 brandable domain name sales during 2014 which planted the seed for the weekly brandable sales posts on the highest, reported brandable domain name sales all throughout 2015, 2016 and now 2017. Based on more than 1000 reported brandables sales this…



What’s going to happen in 2018?

Michael Gilmour: I would like to start by wishing readers a very prosperous 2018. This sounds really good but what does it mean? Where are the opportunities and how will you take advantage of them? Whenever I think of investment opportunities I’m forced to reflect upon the underlying business models being adapted. Whether it comes…



AUCTION RECAP OF JANUARY 3, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on January 3, 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…



2017 Domain Sales Season Closes With 2 Sales Totaling $450,000 Topping Year’s Final Chart

DNJournal: That’s a wrap! The final 2017 domain sales are in the books – and on the charts! The first 5 on our latest Top 20 sold for a total of over $700,000. Source: Domaining     



#NamesCon 2018 : We are giving away 5 complimentary tickets to the Las Vegas event!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: NamesCon has chosen DomainGang, along with other domain publications, to give away 5 standard complimentary tickets to the January event, in Las Vegas. Year after year, NamesCon has set bigger milestones as a domain conference, and the January 28 – 31 event is expected to be grand. To win one of the…



ICANNWiki May Lose Primary Funding Source

By Elliot Silver If you have ever done a Google search for a person or company in the domain name business, it is very possible you came across ICANNWiki, a website community with a ton of information about ICANN and the domain name industry. According to a tweet from the company, ICANNWiki might lose its…



Daily Poll: How Much Do You Spend on Domain Auctions Annually?

By Elliot Silver Today’s poll question is How Much Do You Spend on Domain Auctions Annually? You are invited to vote in the PollDaddy poll below and are welcome to share additional thoughts in the comment section. How Much Do You Spend on Domain Auctions Annually? The post Daily Poll: How Much Do You Spend…



#Domains NOT in the news : Nacho fries, fire and fury

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Domain names are meant to exist as side-kicks to newly launched products and services. In the case of Taco Bell and its much-hyped nacho fries, everyone seems to focus on the $1 dollar price and ignore the lack of a dedicated .com domain. That, from a marketing standpoint, isn’t acceptable. NachoFries.com is…



#3 in 2017: GDPR and the death of Whois

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: This is the seventh in a series covering the top stories on DNW in 2017, as ranked by pageviews. Whois will likely undergo a major overhaul in 2018 thanks to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into full effect on May 25. A story I…



We Don’t Work Together

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I think the biggest criticism that domain industry bloggers hear / read is that the same information is posted on multiple websites. If .Club or Sedo issues a press release or contacts writers directly with something newsworthy, it is highly likely that several writers will publish an article. These similar articles…



Domain Name Jargon : #Cryptodomainer

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: It’s been a while since our last entry in the Domain Name Jargon digital series, the highly acclaimed dictionary of domain terms, and other domain related trivia. What is the goal that this open-ended series wants to achieve? With Domain Name Jargon, we want to help domain investors understand the domain industry’s…



New gTLD to increase prices 10x, add blockchain voting service

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The new gTLD .voting is to suffer a steep price increase as its registry bakes a new “e-voting solution” into its offering. Valuetainment, the Germany-based registry, informed registrars of its decision recently. While I don’t know the exact figures involved, it appears the annual wholesale cost of a .voting domain ……



#ETH #crypto : Is the #domain name #Ethereum .com under new brokerage?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: With Ethereum, the cryptocurrency, surpassing $1,000 dollars in recent trading, anything is possible in 2018. Domain investors eager to capitalize on the popularity of cryptodomains, need to pay attention to existing trademarks. In our extensive coverage, domains that contain coins, tokens and brands of blockchain technology companie… Source: Domaining     



Namejet sold 141 domains for $859,043 in December (protege.com, creek.com, moneysmart.com)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Namejet released it’s December 2017 domain name auctions report that includes some 3 and 4 letter .com domains and many 1-word domains. Namejet sold 141 (96 domains in November) domains in December for a total of $859,043 ($556,203 in November). Namejet only reports domains that were sold for $2,000 or more….



You Don’t Understand Bitcoin Because You Think Money Is Real

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Cardano (ADA) Price Leaps 117% In 22 Hours; Telcoin is one giant step closer to reality; AOL’s Youngest Female VP Turned A Self Realization Into A Business Worth Millions; Artificial intelligence hindered by talent shortage; STK TOKEN HARD CAP REACHED, PUBLIC SALE REPLACED WITH COMMUNITY AIRDROP; Your Company’s…



ICANNWiki May Lose Primary Funding Source

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: If you have ever done a Google search for a person or company in the domain name business, it is very possible you came across ICANNWiki, a website community with a ton of information about ICANN and the domain name industry. According to a tweet from the company, ICANNWiki might lose…



#Domain winter : A side effect from Rick Schwartz leaving Twitter behind

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Rick Schwartz’s decision to leave Twitter behind, should be respected by everyone who knows the Domain King’s personality. For over 20 years, Rick Schwartz amassed knowledge and delivered amazing results in his business endeavors. Through years of TRAFFIC conference organizing, he was able to get people to network, and to… Source: Domaining…



#Verisign wishes “Happy 2018” to all #domain owners – with a price hike

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Verisign, managers of the .com and .net TLDs, sends their warmest wishes for a happy new year to all domainers. Along with this beautiful message, arrives a price hike, to the tune of 10% for all .net domain names. The price increase will occur on February 1st, 2018. Thus, the base price…



DealerX auto marketing company is a reverse domain name hijacker

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company goes after rival’s “conquest” domain names. DealerX Partners, LLC, a company that helps automobile dealers market to consumers, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain names ConquestAutomotive.com, Conquest.email and Conquest.marketing. In the car industry “conqu… Source: Domaining     



Which company do you trust most?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Yesterday someone sent me an email with a pretty wide open question. “Raymond, which industry participant do you trust the most?” First, I have not used every industry participant as I am sure most haven’t. So going on personal experience I guess I would say Uniregistry has been the most…



#4 in 2017: A new TLD death spiral?

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: This is the seventh in a series covering the top stories on DNW in 2017, as ranked by views. It’s been apparent for years that new top level domains aren’t meeting the expectations applicants had for the domains. A big new TLD cheerleader succumbed to this reality earlier this…



Daily Poll: How Much Do You Spend on Domain Auctions Annually?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Today’s poll question is How Much Do You Spend on Domain Auctions Annually? You are invited to vote in the PollDaddy poll below and are welcome to share additional thoughts in the comment section. How Much Do You Spend on Domain Auctions Annually? The post Daily Poll: How Much Do You…



$98k in Sales on January 3rd – ChatChat.com sold for $13,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: Sedo had the top three sales yesterday led by ChatChat.com which sold for $13,000. NameBio recorded 150 sales for a total of $98,188 with an average sale price of $655. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 16% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount…



162 Domain Discoveries for January 4th

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 3rd, 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: It’s really hard to argue against people putting their money in other places besides domain names right now. Crypto is killing it. The stock market has pretty much been a can’t miss with record returns. In all honesty, keeping your money tied up in domains right now has lost you money in…



Daily Domain Picks 1-4-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 1-4-18 Crypto or Domain Names where is your focus in 2018? Go Daddy Auction Picks 1-4-18 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Aficionados.com I would prefer the singular but this name getting some action, 87 bids. DealShopper.com my favorite name on the list, 40 bids, currently at $350, going a lot…



Featured Attendee: Alvin Brown

By Joyce Ng NamesCon.com: Meet NamesCon 2018 featured attendee Alvin Brown, Digital Strategist at Kickstart Commerce. Source: Domaining     



Aussie registrar guilty of $6 million slamming campaign

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Domain seller Domain Register Pty Ltd has reportedly been found guilty of scamming thousands of Australians out of a total of $6 million with bogus domain renewal notices. The Herald Sun reports today that a Federal court ruled that the company’s sales tactics were “misleading or deceptive, or likely to mislead…



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