Daily archives: January 12th, 2018

Post the best name you have for sale for $3,000 or less

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: This post should be used to sell a name where you are making some money with no commission, and leave a little for the next buyer. So this post is for the best name you are willing to sell right now with a $3,000 max price. 1 name listed only….



Offers are getting into the six-figure range in pre-bidding for the NamesCon live auction

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: In a few weeks domain name investors from around the world will converge in Las Vegas for NamesCon, the largest event in the domain industry. One of the highlights of the conference is the live domain auction hosted by ROTD and pre-bidding has already started on NameJet, and like the title says,…



GoDaddy: “.net Price Increase on February 1, 2018”

By Elliot Silver I want to share an email from my GoDaddy account representative that notified me of an impending price increase on .net domain names. The price of .net domain names will increase by $1.00 on February 1. Customers can renew their existing .net domain names or transfer their .net domain names to GoDaddy…



How to Write Blog Post Introductions That Make the Rest of Your Post Irresistible

By Neil Patel How many people are actually reading your blog posts? It is reported 43% of readers say they skim through posts. If you want people to consume the content you’re writing, get them hooked during the introduction. Take a second to think about the goal of each article you publish. Are you just…



Daily Poll: How Many .Web Domain Names in Year 1?

By Elliot Silver On January 10, Verisign filed an 8k with the SEC with an update on the .Web gTLD domain name extension. From the filing: “As the Company previously disclosed, on January 18, 2017, the Company received a Civil Investigative Demand from the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) requesting…



GoDaddy and DomainTools scrap over Whois access

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: GoDaddy has seriously limited DomainTools’ access to its customers’ Whois records, pissing off DomainTools. DomainTools CEO Tim Chen this week complained to DI that its access to Whois has been throttled back significantly in recent months, making it very difficult to keep its massive database of domain information up to ……



21 days to becoming a better domainer

By Mike Sullivan SullysBlog.com: When I started in the domain name industry, I knew no other domainers. None. I had no idea what I was doing or where to turn for answers. I stumbled across Elliott’s Blog, now DomainInvesting.com, while I was looking for a way to sell a domain I had since the 90’s….



GoDaddy Makes Changes to Prevent Spam

By Elliot Silver One of the biggest issues plaguing domain owners is email spam, text message spam, and unsolicited phone calls offering “deals” on everything from web development services to graphic design services. I can’t even tell you how many phone numbers I have blocked from text messages and phone calls in the last couple…



JB .com : Two letter .com #domain sold to #Chinese buyer

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The premium two letter domain, JB.com, has been sold, and the new owner is from China – not Justin Bieber! Registered in 1995, JB.com was in the possession of Domain Capital until recently; it currently moved under the control of Guta.com. The company is an active domain broker in China, operated by…



Domain Movers: BeVisible.com, JB.com + More

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Welcome to the latest round of Domain Movers which focuses on domain name transaction by companies. This is just a very small example of some activity over the past 24 hours that was detected by DotWeekly. I’m still highly restricted due to some research tool limitation: Ablic.com has been acquired by…



Notable NameJet sales from December

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Here are some domains that sold on NameJet last month that caught my eye. NameJet sold 141 names for $2,000 or more last month, totaling nearly $860,000 in sales. Some of the better names came courtesy of Tucows’ domain portfolio. Tucows is a part owner of NameJet. Here are…



Top Topics: Which Trends Will Be Hot in 2018?; From $14 to $1,000 in Three Weeks…

By James Iles NamePros.com: According to DomainIQ, it looks like Media Options (@MediaOptions) sold the one-word domain Impala.com recently. In a March 2017 edition of the DomainSherpa Review, it was revealed that the domain was acquired for $30,000. This 1994 domain has now been sold to Tempting Brands AG, a European company that “turns trademarks…



Afilias selected to Provide Registry Services for .PR ccTLD

By Joe Alagna Alagna.com: San Juan, Puerto Rico – Dublin, Ireland – January 08 2018 – Gauss Research Laboratories, the .PR ccTLD manager, is pleased to announce that it has selected Afilias, a leading domain registry operator, to provide technical services to support Puerto … → Source: Domaining     



AUCTION RECAP OF JANUARY 11, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on January 11, 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…



#VOYS .com : Dutch company engaged in Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A Dutch company, Voys B.V. and Voys United B.V. of Groningen, Netherlands, filed a UDRP against the domain Voys.com. Registered in 2000, Voys.com is a 4-letter .com that was acquired by the Respondent in 2008. Their domain portfolio consists of more than 1,000 such four letter domains. The Complainant cited the existence…



GoDaddy Auction Stats

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: GoDaddy Auctions is where expired GoDaddy domain name inventory is sold off, with GoDaddy taking the profits of the expired domain sales on GoDaddy registered domains and the domains from other registrars owned directly by GoDaddy (HEG’s registrars for an example). This is a big revenue source for GoDaddy (my guess),…



GoDaddy: “.net Price Increase on February 1, 2018”

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I want to share an email from my GoDaddy account representative that notified me of an impending price increase on .net domain names. The price of .net domain names will increase by $1.00 on February 1. Customers can renew their existing .net domain names or transfer their .net domain names to…



Cryptocurrency Market Takes a Tumble as Ripple Bubble Fear Looms

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Cryptocurrency: Top 5 to watch this year; Ethereum Regains Title as Second Most Valuable Cryptocurrency; Why Did Amazon Buy Up Cryptocurrency URLs? How Coinbase could disrupt traditional brokerages and dominate the investment market; Viacom Acquires Whosay to Help Advertisers Create More Branded Content; Jeff Bezos net worth: Amazon…



Cryptocurrency Market Takes a Tumble as Ripple Bubble Fear Looms

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Cryptocurrency: Top 5 to watch this year; Ethereum Regains Title as Second Most Valuable Cryptocurrency; Why Did Amazon Buy Up Cryptocurrency URLs? How Coinbase could disrupt traditional brokerages and dominate the investment market; Viacom Acquires Whosay to Help Advertisers Create More Branded Content; Jeff Bezos net worth: Amazon…



Daily Poll: How Many .Web Domain Names in Year 1?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: On January 10, Verisign filed an 8k with the SEC with an update on the .Web gTLD domain name extension. From the filing: “As the Company previously disclosed, on January 18, 2017, the Company received a Civil Investigative Demand from the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”)…



Daily Poll: How Many .Web Domain Names in Year 1?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: On January 10, Verisign filed an 8k with the SEC with an update on the .Web gTLD domain name extension. From the filing: “As the Company previously disclosed, on January 18, 2017, the Company received a Civil Investigative Demand from the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”)…



GoDaddy violates ICANN whois rules and now makes it official

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: GoDaddy has been blocking whois access at Port 43 for years… It returns the date related information of each domain name, nameserver info and the registrant name. It has been blocking address, telephone and email information for years. Now GoDaddy makes it official. It will violate ICANN whois rules (that are…



GoDaddy violates ICANN whois rules and now makes it official

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: GoDaddy has been blocking whois access at Port 43 for years… It returns the date related information of each domain name, nameserver info and the registrant name. It has been blocking address, telephone and email information for years. Now GoDaddy makes it official. It will violate ICANN whois rules (that are…



GoDaddy to start masking some Whois data through Port 43

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Masking should limit phone calls, texts and emails based on Whois information. GoDaddy sent a notice to customers today notifying them that it will start masking some Whois data when it is requested through Port 43 Whois lookups. Port 43 is often used for bulk Whois lookups and is…



Daily Domain Picks 1-12-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 1-12-18 Go Daddy Auction Picks 1-12-18 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com • 22757.com • 22767.com • 53549.com • Albana.com • ArtfulDecor.com • BeingWealthy.com • BestHostingProvider.com • BrandContractor.com • BrandRefresher.com • BuzzPick.com • BVIR.com • ChinaAward.com • CommercialBio.com • ConnectPodcas… Source: Domaining     



$139k in Sales on January 11th – Chosen.com sold for $34,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Chosen.com which sold for $34,000 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 172 sales for a total of $139,177 with an average sale price of $809. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 11% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount…



GoDaddy Makes Changes to Prevent Spam

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: One of the biggest issues plaguing domain owners is email spam, text message spam, and unsolicited phone calls offering “deals” on everything from web development services to graphic design services. I can’t even tell you how many phone numbers I have blocked from text messages and phone calls in the last…



115 Domain Discoveries for January 12th

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 12th, 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I was long screwed before cryptocurrency came along. I’ve been trading options for 25 years. A true option trader hedges risk, trades positions that will keep the risk limited to a range. When they are away they alway hedge to no risk or delta neutral. But not me. I was a stock…



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