Daily archives: January 5th, 2018

The Monday Media Wrap Up: Cloud-Based Phishing Attacks, Major Chip Flaw, and Cybersecurity in 2018

By DomainTools Articles from December 29 – January 5 Cloud-based docs the new frontier for phishing attacks SC Magazine | Doug Olenick | January 4, 2018 Google App Scripts, the Javascript development… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



Changes Coming to Fabulous

By Elliot Silver At the end of October, I reported that Directnic acquired Fabulous. Mike Robertson, who previously worked at Fabulous for a number of years, will be working with both companies going forward. When the news was announced, Mike let me know that Fabulous was going to undergo a website and infrastructure update, adding…



Will the recent .WS emoji sales increase the value of .WS domains as a whole?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Lately I’ve been interested to see that some emoji names have been selling on NameJet, and in the .WS extension specifically. When I first saw an emoji .WS name on NameJet I didn’t think much about it, then I saw Page Howe tweeting about it and I decided to look a little…



Will the recent .WS emoji sales increase the value of .WS domains as a whole?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Lately I’ve been interested to see that some emoji names have been selling on NameJet, and in the .WS extension specifically. When I first saw an emoji .WS name on NameJet I didn’t think much about it, then I saw Page Howe tweeting about it and I decided to look a little…



Outbound Marketing For Your Domain Business – Does It Even Make Sense?

By Omar OmarAndWill.com: Have you been working on outbound marketing for your domaining business? If you haven’t tried it yet, outbound marketing can be extremely challenging. Cold emailing prospects or even cold calling an individual or company can be an extremely hard task, especially when you get no response at all. Even worse, you could…



RegistrarStats.com to Shut Down Due to Dwindling Interest? What Say You?

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK, NY – I received an email the other day about RegistrarStats.com being shut down next month in February (the 19th) and I took special interest in that email notification as I had just used the site the day before to point out some gTLD stats. I never realized that…



How to Write Instagram Captions That Drive Engagement

By Neil Patel Staying active on social media is absolutely necessary if you want your business to be successful. This statement holds true for small, local mom-and-pop stores as well as national chains and global ecommerce sites. Even if you’re not selling a tangible product and just run a blog or something similar, you need…



NamesCon 2018 – FREE

By Mike Sullivan SullysBlog.com: As you’ve likely seen on other domain blogs such as Konstantinos’ OnlineDomain.com and Kevin’s post today on DomainIncite.com, I too am providing 5 free NamesCon tickets to virgin domainers who have never attended the event. Just sign up for my newsletter on the right hand side of this page, follow the…



Daily Poll: Are You Attending NamesCon 2018?

By Elliot Silver NamesCon 2018 is coming up at the end of the month in Las Vegas. My flight is booked, my ticket was purchased (a long time ago), and I am excited to attend this annual event attended by hundreds of domain investors from around the world. Today’s poll question is: Are You Attending…



No, the #ICANNWiki project is not just a “web site”

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: ICANNWiki, the portal devoted to the activities and functions of ICANN, isn’t simply a web site with a $50 dollar monthly budget for hosting. The recent news that ICANN is considering to not renew its sponsorship of ICANNWiki – a hefty 60% of its total budget – is definitely not good. Considering…



Changes Coming to Fabulous

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: At the end of October, I reported that Directnic acquired Fabulous. Mike Robertson, who previously worked at Fabulous for a number of years, will be working with both companies going forward. When the news was announced, Mike let me know that Fabulous was going to undergo a website and infrastructure update,…



Fabulous breaks the official news about its acquisition by #Directnic

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Fabulous.com has announced its official acquisition by Directnic – a premium DomainGang sponsor. In an email sent out to members, Fabulous.com shares the news of Mike Robertson’s return to Fabulous. According to the email, the transition will occur in the first quarter of this year: As you may have heard DNC Holdings,…



Top Topics: Domain Age Is a Myth; The Great VR Drop?…

By James Iles NamePros.com: In the first Top Topics of 2018, we discover why one domain investor thinks that any correlation between a domain’s age and its value is a myth. We also read a report of a domainer making a $500 profit within minutes of reaching out to an end user and is the…



#2 in 2017: GoDaddy and Uniregistry fight over new TLD prices

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: This is the ninth in a series covering the top stories on DNW in 2017, as ranked by pageviews. The #4 story in 2017 was about Frank Schilling’s capitulation on his forecast for new top level domains and his decision to drastically increase prices on many of his TLDs….



#NamesCon 2018 : Free ticket giveaway results!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: NamesCon has been kind to provide 5 free standard tickets to event “newbies” – and all of them have now been claimed. Pending validation by the NamesCon folks regarding “newbie” status, the following domain investors can expect to get a free NamesCon 2018 ticket for personal use: Roberto Drilea / OwnYour… Source:…



AUCTION RECAP OF JANUARY 4, 2017

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on January 4, 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…



Namecheap to bring millions of domains in-house next week

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Namecheap is finally bringing its customer base over to its own ICANN accreditation. The registrar will next week accept transfer of an estimated 3.2 million .com and .net domains from Enom, following a court ruling forcing Enom owner Tucows to let go of the names. The migration will happen from January…



The Next Species Of Human: An Ultimate Reboot For Humanity; Who Owns The Internet?

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: When it pays to quit your job; 3 Ways How You Can Win Your Day; What Will 2018 Fintech & Crypto Look Like?; It’s No Guessing Game: Why You Need to Scale Predictably to Grow Your Business; The Key to Thomas Edison’s Incredible Innovative Creativity: Adaptation; How To…



WP Engine banks $250 million from PE that bought GoDaddy

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: WordPress hosting company takes a big investment from a company that knows the hosting space. There was quite a bit of buzz here in Austin yesterday after WordPress hosting service WP Engine announced a $250 million investment from Silver Lake Partners. That’s a big number by Austin standards, and…



Daily Poll: Are You Attending NamesCon 2018?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: NamesCon 2018 is coming up at the end of the month in Las Vegas. My flight is booked, my ticket was purchased (a long time ago), and I am excited to attend this annual event attended by hundreds of domain investors from around the world. Today’s poll question is: Are You…



Domain Movers: CustomFigure.com, Mova.com + More

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Welcome. This is Domain Movers. We focus on domain name transactions related to businesses around the world and the domain name assets they are acquiring. These are often early detection’s and not much is known about the movements but we try our best to provide what we can. These domain name…



Giving away 5 free NamesCon 2018 tickets

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: NamesCon is just 3 weeks away and the conference is now offering 5 free tickets to readers of OnlineDomain.com. NamesCon Global 2018 will be held in Las Vegas in January 28-31, 2018. The give away is for five (5) free standard tickets but there is a catch. These tickets are only…



$122k in Sales on January 4th – CloudPass.com sold for $12,500 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was CloudPass.com which sold for $12,500 at NameJet. NameBio recorded 153 sales for a total of $121,521 with an average sale price of $794. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 2% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



Fizber Acquires Sold.com Domain From Ten-X

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: According to whois records, FSBO service Fizber has acquired the premium domain name Sold.com from real estate marketplace Ten-X. Based on whois records, Ten-X, LLC owned the domain name Sold.com as late as December 10, 2017. Today, I detected a change of registrant to The Sold Company and the domain name…



257 Domain Discoveries for January 5th

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 5th, 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: One of the reasons why I think I have a valued opinion in domain investing is I understand both sides of a domain purchase. I know what a good domain can do for your business. I know the added sales. The added customers that a perfect domain can bring. Or the customers…



Speaker Profile: Alfredo Pinochet & Dirk Krischenowski

By Joyce Ng NamesCon.com: Alfredo Pinochet and Dirk Krischenowski will be joining NamesCon 2018 to discuss geoTLDs and their importance in the domain world. Source: Domaining     



Daily Domain Picks 1-5-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 1-5-18 Go Daddy Auction Picks 1-5-18 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com A lot of decent two word .coms today, I like FileShield.com, SwiftSense.com and PointBright.com. PandaPanda.com getting a lot of action, 25 bids for the 21 year old domain name. eTelecom.com a lot of bids here, currently at $787. •…



Speaker Profile: Zak Muscovitch

By Joyce Ng NamesCon.com: Zak Muscovitch of DNattorney.com was lead counsel in numerous precedent-setting domain name court cases and has represented clients from all over the world in numerous UDRP’s. Among many notable UDRP cases, Zak has succeeded in winning against some of the largest corporations in the world, including Google three separate times. Z……



Speaker Profile: Alex Melen

By Joyce Ng NamesCon.com: Alex Melen is an Award-Winning Serial Entrepreneur. Founder and CEO of web hosting company T35 Hosting (founded 1997) and advertising agency SmartSites (founded 2011), Alex will be joining NamesCon to discuss how to develop a domain and sell a business. Source: Domaining     



Get a free ticket to NamesCon here

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: NamesCon, the annual domain name industry conference, runs in Las Vegas at the end of the month, and DI has five free tickets to give away to readers. The catch: only people who have never been to NamesCon before are eligible. NamesCon starts January 27 and runs for three days at…



3 Easy New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Domain Name Investing

By Michael Cyger DNAcademy: If you want to improve as a domain name investor, you need to practice. Here are three simple things you can do to improve on a weekly basis. Source: Domaining     



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