Daily archives: January 9th, 2018

Someone bought domains to donate to a Madison Mayor Candidate, then decided to charge $30k for them

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Well this is a strange one. Someone who claims to be a supporter of Paul Soglin, a Democratic Madison Mayor candidate, purchased a couple of domains with Soglin’s name in it saying he would donate them to the campaign. Then, it seems he had a change of heart and moved the price…



Zombie .ORG #domains were allowed by PIR to be registered!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Can’t make this up: Zombie .ORG domains were recently allowed to be registered, after a glitch at the PIR registry created duplicate registrations. Several domain registrars were affected by the zombie domain glitch, one of which was Dynadot. According to their part of the story, PIR allowed the registration of domains that…



From Cybercrime to Political Repression, Shedding Light on the Iranian Cyber Army

By Collin Anderson Enjoy a guest blog written by Collin Anderson as a supplement to his published work “Iran’s Cyber Threat: Espionage, Sabotage, and Revenge“. Collin Anderson is a Washington, DC–based researcher focused… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



PDD .com Story is Eye Opening

By Elliot Silver Someone shared a story about the alleged purchase of PDD.com on NamePros, and it is eye opening. From what I understand, it looks like the buyer agreed to buy PDD.com for $42,000, used Escrow.com to transact, had the domain name in his Network Solutions account for a brief period of time, instructed…



Trending domain name keywords: coin, crypto, block chain, wallet, ripple, altcoin, currency

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of December 2017 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. Crypto related keywords dominate the list like last month: coin, crypto, block chain, wallet, ripple, altcoin, currency. My experience shows that only 2 or…



Trending domain name keywords: coin, crypto, block chain, wallet, ripple, altcoin, currency

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of December 2017 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. Crypto related keywords dominate the list like last month: coin, crypto, block chain, wallet, ripple, altcoin, currency. My experience shows that only 2 or…



Daily Poll: Do You Always Use an Escrow Service to Transact?

By Elliot Silver I think it is important to use an escrow service when buying or selling a domain name. It might take a little more time to transact with a third party escrow service and it might cost a bit more money, but I think the safeguards are worth it. As much as the…



Sedo.com Releases Weekly Domain Name Sales List 01/01/2018 – 01/07/2018

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 Publica.com at $75,000.00 USD, the top ccTLD as Traumjob.de at 8,000 EUR ($9,550.40 US Dollars) and the top other as ttc.org at $5,580.00…



Sedo weekly sales led by Publica.com

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Sedo released their weekly sales and Publica.com led the way at $75,000. The next two sales were hyphenated, Mega-Sena.com at $35,000 and Block-Chain.com at $30,000. Registered in 2014 after it was regged in 2012 and dropped after one year of registration. 52 .com sales 15 cctld sales 6 other gtld…



ADAM TAYLOR Continues to Lead the Pack at WIPO

By Howard Neu NeusNews.com: Six months ago, we labeled Adam Taylor as a Superstar for Domain Investors. He had denied 9 complaints and had found 6 of the Complainants guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) or Abuse of the Process of the UDRP. However, from July through December, 2017, he has outdone his previous…



#NamesCon 2018 : #Rockathon night, with #Metallica, Deep Purple, #KISS and Van Halen

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: NamesCon announced that its Water Night gala will feature some major rock bands from the 1970s, 80s and 90s. Not content with having David Ellefson, founder of Megadeth, as the opening keynote speaker, NamesCon took it one step further. “We have booked four great rock groups that dominated the rock scene for…



AUCTION RECAP OF JANUARY 8, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on January 8, 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…



A new Fabulous is coming in Q1 2018

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: DNC Holdings, dba Directnic.com acquired Fabulous.com back in November. Mike Robertson is coming back to Fabulous.com after being for over 3 years with Directnic. He was for 9 years at Fabulous before joining Directnic.com Fabulous.com will continue to run as its own entity and some improvements have been scheduled. The transition…



#UDRP metasearch database falls into the virtual point

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: UDRPSearch.com, a popular metasearcher aggregating UDRP cases from various sources, has gone bonkers. Instead of displaying a searchable index of current and past cases, UDRPSearch now forwards to the domain VirtualPoint.com and displays an image, as below: Whether this is a temporary glitch, or an ominous indication that the service… Source: Domaining…



#Oprah 2020 and #domains : Was it planned all along?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: There are rumors that Oprah, one of the biggest entrepreneurial TV celebrities, will run for US president in 2020. Oprah delivered a strong speech of her own, during the Golden Globe Awards that carried presidential overtones. Speaking on the multiple incidents of sexual harassment in the news and entertainment industries, Oprah stoo……



GoDaddy gets patent related to facilitating expired domain and aftermarket transactions

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Concepts in patent could help domain owners sell more domains. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent to GoDaddy for “Notifying registrants of domain name valuations”. The title of U.S. patent number 9865011 (pdf) is a bit misleading to the crux of the patent, which…



Sex, Drugs, and Silicon Valley… (“Oh My God, This Is So F—ed Up”)

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: While Bitcoin Soared, Crypto Domain Names Served Up Prime Online Real Estate In 2017; Sessions’s unwise move on marijuana may backfire; 15 Ways To Bridge The Gap Between Social Media And In-Store Experience; Here’s a look at the massive new campus Google wants to build; 10 Reasons Your…



CentralNic buys £2.5 million of domain names

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Domain company “replenished its inventory”. Domain name company CentralNic (London AIM:CNIC) announced this morning that it has acquired £2.5 million of .com domain names. The purchases were from multiple portfolios. In a release, CentralNic CEO Ben Crawford said, “CentralNic is delighted to have replenished its inv… Source: Domaining     



PDD .com Story is Eye Opening

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Someone shared a story about the alleged purchase of PDD.com on NamePros, and it is eye opening. From what I understand, it looks like the buyer agreed to buy PDD.com for $42,000, used Escrow.com to transact, had the domain name in his Network Solutions account for a brief period of time,…



Afilias takes over back-end for Puerto Rico

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Afilias has won the back-end contract for Puerto Rico’s ccTLD, .pr. The registry services provider took over DNS for the zone last month and the final handover of the registration system happened at the weekend. .pr is a small TLD, under 10,000 names, run by local firm Gauss Research Laboratories. It…



#1 in 2017: Domain name scoops

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: This is the tenth and final post in a series covering the most-viewed stories on Domain Name Wire in 2017. You can tell a lot about what companies are up to by observing domain names. The top three stories on DNW this year (in terms of views) were scoops…



Daily Poll: Do You Always Use an Escrow Service to Transact?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I think it is important to use an escrow service when buying or selling a domain name. It might take a little more time to transact with a third party escrow service and it might cost a bit more money, but I think the safeguards are worth it. As much as…



$132k in Sales on January 8th – Matrix.io sold for $30,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Matrix.io which sold for $30,000 at Park.io. NameBio recorded 187 sales for a total of $131,750 with an average sale price of $705. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 5% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



CentralNic spends $3.3 million on .com portfolios

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: CentralNic has splashed out £2.5 million ($3.3 million) to bolster its portfolio of domain names for the secondary market. The company said in a brief statement today that it acquired an unspecified number of domains across “a number of portfolios”. The sellers were not disclosed. The names were all in .com….



Domain Movers: Spun.com, Copilots.com + More

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Welcome! Domain Movers focuses on corporate related domain name transactions and reports these early findings to you. These are often new brands, products, services and more. Here is a very small sampling of the recent detection’s by DotWeekly: Dutch Trading BV has acquired RoyalMen.com at domain name aftermarket service Aftern… Source:…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, January 9th

By Josh E DSAD.com: The temperature is supposed to hit 38 today, I’ll probably go swimming in the river or sun bathe. I foresee a lot of residential flooding today as frozen pipes thaw and burst. Could be a good week for plumbing futures. Main List NameJet Flippa/Sedo LLLL.com’s LLL, CCC, 5L Other LLLL’… Source:…



100 Domain Discoveries for January 9th

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…



SpamHaus ranks most-botted TLDs and registrars

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: NameCheap and Uniregistry have emerged as two of the most-abused domain name companies, using statistics on botnet command and control centers released by SpamHaus this week. SpamHaus data shows that over a quarter of all botnet C&Cs found during the year were using NameCheap as their registrar. It also shows that…



Daily Domain Picks 1-9-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 1-9-18 Go Daddy Auction Picks 1-9-18 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com A lot of aged domains today, Intersect.com a 24 year old domain that’s over $20,000. DataRadio.com This domain is even older, the 25 year old domain name is over $200 with a $3,599 valuation from GoDaddy. A lot of…



Bitcoin typo in .org with a $10,000 auction bid

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Either someone misread something and didn’t see the typo or one of the greatest typo sales is about to take place on Sedo. Regged since 2011, Bitcion.org closing in 4 hours has one bid. Offer Views 859 Bids 1 Watcher 3 Traffic 463 Maybe someone knows something, but that is…



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