Daily archives: January 8th, 2018

Brandable domain name sales week 1: ChatChat.com, Exom.com, ThreeMonkeys.com

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: Welcome to the first brandable sales report of 2018. I recently put up the top 100 brandable domain names sales for 2017 and it was another record-breaking year for the brandable niche. Some interesting sales during the 1st week of the year include those of ChatChat.com, Exom.com and ThreeMonkeys.com Here’s this…



Discussing My Lilac.com Tweet

By Elliot Silver My tweet about an offer I turned down for Lilac.com yielded some good discussion on Twitter and at NamePros a couple of weeks ago. I don’t generally share sales data or offers, so this was out of the ordinary for me. It was also a bit strange seeing people discuss it publicly,…



How to Boost Conversions by Personalizing Your Website

By Neil Patel Every business has room to improve their conversion rates. If you’re looking for a place to start, analyzing your website is the first logical step. While you may have done A/B testing or used some similar techniques in the past to get a surge in conversions, you can take your efforts one…



Investing in 2018: Buy more domains, or more crypto?

By Acro Acro: Happy New Year. If you entered the cryptocurrency market in 2017, you were already late in the game. What started several years ago as an operation to decentralize currency, has become an investment game of gargantuan proportions. Cryptocurrencies and alt-coins are riding the blockchain madness as commodities to be traded and specula……



Daily Poll: Do You Own any New gTLD Domain Names?

By Elliot Silver The new gTLD program has had its ups and downs over the past few years. It seems like the number of registrations has declined over the last few years as the super inexpensive domain names expire without renewal. The leaderboard today looks much different than it did just a couple of years…



Mike Berkens snags another new gtld sale

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Back in May of 2017 we posted about Mike Berkens selling Learn.Wine for a net of $10,000. Well Mike is back at it with the sale of Talk.Show. Mike tweeted out the details today and while there is an NDA, there is some info that can be taken away with regards…



Intellectual Property company guilty of reverse domain name hijacking

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think? Intellectual property management company CPA Global has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking by a World Intellectual Property Orgnaization panel. The company filed a cybersquatting complaint against the domain name CPAGlobal-Litigation.com. The domain name is used b… Source: Domaining…



A cool domaining story – $1.99 to $20,000

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: There was a story that I did not see posted about that was a really cool domaining story. While it’s cool to read about the exploits of Mike Mann and Rick Schwartz, most small to mid size domain investors tend to think that the big sale will never happen to…



Short seller targets Tucows with scathing report

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company that is shorting Tucows releases report blasting company. The same anonymous stock research group that targeted Web.com about four years ago is now going after Tucows. Copperfield Research released a report about the domain name, mobile and broadband company titled “Cashing in on Neo-Nazis, Child Porn, & A…



#Domain speculation : Fifty grand now, or $200k in #crypto later?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Most established domain name investors trade their digital assets for hard cash; some, like Drew Rosener, involve cryptocurrency in the mix. When it comes down to speculative valuation of alt-coins, however, anything goes. With Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin reigning supreme, other players in the game such as Ripple (XRP) attempt to ……



Discussing My Lilac.com Tweet

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: My tweet about an offer I turned down for Lilac.com yielded some good discussion on Twitter and at NamePros a couple of weeks ago. I don’t generally share sales data or offers, so this was out of the ordinary for me. It was also a bit strange seeing people discuss it…



Namecheap starts migration of all .COM/.NET domains from Enom/Tucows to its own registrar

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Namecheap announced in December last year that they will be using their direct ICANN registrar accreditation for all new domain registrations, renewals and transfers. Today they start transferring all existing Namecheap-managed domain registrations from Enom’s sponsorship to their own credential. This is a goal that they have been wo… Source: Domaining…



Top of the world : #Sedo CEO delivers speech from the Austrian Alps

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: It doesn’t always get lonely at the top; Tobias Flaitz, CEO of Sedo since early 2012, delivered an enthusiastic speech atop the Austrian Alps. Thanking the employees of Sedo for their hard work and contributions in making the company the top domain marketplace, Tobias Flaitz also took credit for leading Sedo to…



Domain business rewind – DNW Podcast #168

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Looking back at 2017 in the domain name business. Happy New Year! This week I run down the top stories on DNW from last year. Top stories include GDPR, new top level domain pricing, emoji domains, dot-brands and more. Also: WordPress hosting company gets lots of dough, no more…



.GG has become a go-to domain extension for eSports

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: A relatively unknown ccTLD, .GG has become a go-to domain name extension in the eSports world. Why you ask? Well in the gaming world “GG” is one of the most used abbreviations and it stands for “Good Game.” As eSports has grown dramatically over the last few years, so has interest in…



AUCTION RECAP OF JANUARY 7, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on January 7, 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…



19 Central Bankers Walk Into a Bar… “Ripple Is A Trap, And If You Currently Hold XRP, You Are R…

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Confessions of a NAMEMAN (check out his website link at bottom); How to Pay Writers in Cryptocurrency; 5 secrets Steve Jobs can teach us about writing effective emails; Six huge reasons you’re not getting what you want; 4 interview skills that will help you land your dream job;…



Afilias gets contract for Puerto Rico’s .PR domain

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: This is how we do it down in Puerto Rico. Domain name registry services provider Afilias has won a contract to operate the backend registry for Puerto Rico’s .PR top level domain name. The transition to Afilias was completed yesterday. .PR is unrestricted and has been pitched as a…



Daily Poll: Do You Own any New gTLD Domain Names?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: The new gTLD program has had its ups and downs over the past few years. It seems like the number of registrations has declined over the last few years as the super inexpensive domain names expire without renewal. The leaderboard today looks much different than it did just a couple of…



$93k in Sales on January 7th – HOOX.com sold for $10,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was HOOX.com which sold for $10,000 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 179 sales for a total of $93,067 with an average sale price of $520. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 10% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



136 Domain Discoveries for January 8th

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 Monday January 8th, 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Since the beginning of time people have been trying to create value. Things that weren’t necessary for everyday use but were favored by the crowd. Often favored only because people of influence said they were worth owning. In domains, every time a big company spends a good amount of money on a…



Daily Domain Picks 1-8-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 1-8-18 Go Daddy Auction Picks 1-8-18 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com HMU.com public auction, reserve not met, still under $10,000. A few numerics including 5585.net. StarTime.com talent show? CGPN.com 4L chip that’s still under $800. CoinsNation.com and TradeTheCoin.com are the only coin/crypto related n… Source: Domaining     



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