Monthly archives: February, 2018

Need #domain advice about a #UDRP threat? Won’t find it at #Reddit

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: If you have been contacted by a party claiming rights to your domain name, and are being threatened with a UDRP, the worst thing to do is seek advice on general forums such as Reddit. A “Redditor” shared his story there, about being contacted for a domain consisting of “two common words.”…



Amazon Continues It’s Buying Spree and Adds the Domain Prime.com

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Spending has never been a problem for Amazon. The philosophy of the owner Jeff Bezos has always been to reinvest back into things that will increase revenue. Amazon recently bought the security system Ring for a cool billion dollars. And now it has been noted by DomainInvesting.com that the registration info of…



Checklist before investing in a domain name

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Why domain extensions really matter / If you could go back to 2000, which 5 domains will you register first? / Why do people get domains for free or even just $1 and not renew? / And more! Here are … → Source: Domaining     



Yo.ca Called Out in Large Feb 14 .CA TBR Drop

By Dot CA Domains Dot CA Domains: DomainReport.ca The .ca TBR domain drop on February 14 was a large one in terms of the numbers of domains taken. A total of 221 .ca domains were plucked off the drop list, about twice the size of recent weekly drops. Since I last posted there has been…



Confirmed: Amazon Acquires Prime.com

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: This morning, I noticed that Prime.com had transferred domain registrars. The domain name moved from Fabulous to the corporate brand protection company, MarkMonitor. Prime.com remained under Whois privacy and the domain name did not resolve to any website at the time I published my article about the transfer. A short time…



Moving Target Defense and DNS Fast Flux

By Michael Thompson By Mike Thompson *Disclaimer: Mike Thompson holds a patent on one moving target defense technology and has a patent pending on a second technology. In his previous position at Argonne… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



It’s Called “Pitchfest Global” and Your Window of Opportunity Closes This May

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK, NY – If you have an idea that you believe would bring your existing business to the next level, but lack funds or you are in need of help to make it happen, you might want to take a close look at a competition called Pitchfest Global, an event…



How to Get Your Customers to Recommend Your Brand to Others

By Neil Patel Marketing your business is expensive. Coming up with customer acquisition strategies that won’t break the bank can be a challenge. Acquiring a new customer can cost you six or seven times more money than retaining your current customers. But you can get new customers without having to spend much money. Using your…



Neustar Event at Upcoming ICANN 61 Meeting in San Juan Set to Raise Money for Puerto Rican Relief

DNJournal: Puerto Rico will host the ICANN 61 meeting March 10-15 and Neustar has an event planned there to support the island’s recovery from Hurricane Irma. Source: Domaining     



Daily Poll: What Was Your Largest Domain Name Sale?

By Elliot Silver Domain name sales are all over the map, and people from around the world can boast domain name sales of all sizes. To be successful at this business, I think people need to consistently sell domain names at high levels. That said, I know several people who excel in the 4 figure…



5 interesting things from GoDaddy’s annual report

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: What I learned reading GoDaddy’s 2017 10-K. Last night I sat down with a glass of Hibiki whiskey and read through GoDaddy’s (GDDY) annual report. I didn’t uncover any bombshells but here are five things that I found interesting. 1. The company has one million customers who spend $500…



Where will it close? Win cash for you and charity

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: You follow all kinds of domain names and then there are some that are on topics you have a great interest in. One of those just came on to GoDaddy auctions Monday for me, BinaryOption.com. The plural would be better but still a great name. For those who don’t know…



Did Amazon Acquire Prime.com?

By Elliot Silver In what might be a sign of a sale, the valuable Prime.com domain name has transferred to MarkMonitor, Inc., according to Whois records at DomainTools. Prime.com is now registered to DNStination Inc., the privacy proxy service operated by the corporate domain registrar. At the time of publication, Prime.com does not resolve to…



Uniregistry has a domain name auth code bug

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: I was moving 115 domains out of Uniregistry today and while doing so I found a bug in their system. I used the export to CSV tool to get the auth codes for all my domains so I could start the transfers to my new registrar. At first I noticed that…



#Sedo Yodle : German engineering, crafted for #domain investors

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: It’s the time and era of voice-assisted chore management, and Sedo is launching a new domain auction bidding assistant: Sedo Yodle. The tiny domain voice assistant utilizes subtle yodeling commands to increase, decrease and place a bid on thousands of domain auctions available on Sedo.com. Weighing 162 grams and measuring just ……



Liking, No, Loving Uniregistry Domain Marketplace, Brokers, Little Bit More

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK, NY – The wonderful power of the Internet; when things go wrong it allows a venue to vent, warn, enlighten, even bitch and moan some, if and when deemed necessary. Yet, when things go right, you get to openly commend, educate, share, etc.. Today I have the delightful opportunity…



#cPHulk in #cPanel 70 : Block #domain trolls, hackers and pests by country

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Is your blog or publication swamped by garbage commentary originating from particular countries? While WordPress based plug-ins take care of the issue partially, it’s always good to have additional options. Many web servers hosting blogs operate on cPanel, an industry standard, and the upcoming version 70 ups the ante against d… Source:…



.Com and .info maintained consistent positive growth in 2017 (1 in 3 gTLDs contracted over 2017)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: The DomainWire Global TLD Stat Report Q4/2017 has been published. The report covers the global status and registration trends in all top-level domains (legacy gTLDs, new gTLDs and ccTLDs), with additional focus on the European ccTLD market. Highlights from the report: Growth in the global domain market was recorded at 1.2%…



BelieveIcan.com, ShopBy.com, Alt-Coin.com and more domains at NameJet.

By Kevin McKim DotWhatever.com: Here are a wide variety of domain names available at auction. They include some brandable domain names, exact match domain names, geo domains, crypto related domains, and product and service related domain names with lots of development and investment potential. They are up for auction on NameJet, many with low ……



#Chinese #domain market report : One person controls 1.379 billion citizens

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: China operates on a distinct “Communist Capitalism” model, with the economy structured on top of an amalgam of ethics and culture. Don’t be fooled though; in the end, one person, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, runs the show. Currently, Xi Jinping is also the President of the People’s…



Why I Unfriended My Wife; Goldman Sachs-Backed Startup Acquires Cryptocurrency Exchange

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Protecting Your Business Domain Begins When You Select It; The way we work doesn’t work, anymore; The Dropbox IPO is a transformative moment for Y Combinator; Airlines’ Latest Sneaky Trick: Charging Passengers According to Who They are; Aiming for Your Next Promotion? Gaining More Clarity on These Three…



Sleepover.xyz: See the Canadian startup changing the future of retail in this week’s #WebsiteWedn…

By Team XYZ Gen.XYZ: Sleepover.xyz – GoDaddy customer (Canada) Many business owners in the #GenXYZ community know first hand what a struggle it can be to not only of finding online real estate, but office real estate as well. Our #WebsiteWednesday this week solved that issue with a new business model, one that has garnered…



Thank you, Leat!

By Theo Develegas Acro: I’d like to thank Leat Ahrony, for all the hard work she did while working for Escrow.com. While she’s no longer with the company, it’s important for me to acknowledge the amount of efficient effort she put into every transaction and communication. As my account manager, Leat was able to assist…



Daily Poll: What Was Your Largest Domain Name Sale?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Domain name sales are all over the map, and people from around the world can boast domain name sales of all sizes. To be successful at this business, I think people need to consistently sell domain names at high levels. That said, I know several people who excel in the 4…



End user domain name sales including .io and .org

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: A cryptocurrency company, clothing business and short-term rental business bought domain names. Sedo had some good sales over the past week but many of them are still in escrow. That leaves us with a short list of end user sales, but I’ll check the not-yet-transferred ones (and some big…



$298k in Sales on February 27th – SoulMate.com sold for $160,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: Flippa had the top sale of the day for two days in a row, this time it was SoulMate.com which sold for $160,000. NameBio recorded 220 sales for a total of $298,478 with an average sale price of $1,357. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 3% in…



Could buying up emoji domain names net you millions in the future?

By admin RegisterADot.com: An interview with Page Howe on New Zealand Herald showing below discusses Emoji Domain Names – Have you invested in any Emoji Domains? Could buying up emoji domain names net you millions in the future? Of all the get-rich-quick schemes, nothing seemed as easy as the windfall enjoyed by domain squatters in…



Did Amazon Acquire Prime.com?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: In what might be a sign of a sale, the valuable Prime.com domain name has transferred to MarkMonitor, Inc., according to Whois records at DomainTools. Prime.com is now registered to DNStination Inc., the privacy proxy service operated by the corporate domain registrar. At the time of publication, Prime.com does not resolve…



TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 2/28/2018!

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 2/28/2018. The Auction items are all Hand Picked NamePro’s Auction Lists! I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really … → Source: Domaining     



Squeeze.com – Importance of a single keyword domain name

By Mike Sullivan SullysBlog.com: I recently had the opportunity to have a quick, yet valuable exchange with Brent Campbell, COO of Squeeze.com. Brent is known as being passionate about building successful companies and making the people around him better. He makes careful well-thought-out decisions supported by data and analytics. He is driven by a winning…



147 Domain Discoveries for February 28th

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…



75+ .COM Locations – People Names – Keyword Rich Reg Fee Opps

By admin DropGRABS.com: Today’s Treat List of 75+ .COM Keyword Rich and 35 People Names in .COM Reg Fee Opps Enjoy the List ———————— 212;———————— ————– WestVans BrevardGOP BarrowsBay TubeTests TankTask WestiLove KCBestDeal F… Source: Domaining     



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday February 28th, 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: There is no other way to say it. I am an idiot. I know there are plenty of people at the other blogs and comment sections that agree with me. I’ve been called an idiot for years, but this time I proved it. Remember when I said I was updating my prices…



Poll Results: How big is your Domain Portfolio Results

By admin RegisterADot.com: Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote in the How big is your Domain Portfolio poll that we put online a few days ago, The poll results are below and it appears those of you who voted and visit RegisterADot.com have an average Domain Portfolio size that range from 100…



Daily Domain Picks 2-28-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 2-28-18 Go Daddy Auction Picks 2-28-18 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com A lot of interesting names today, CryptoWebsite.com a public auction at $820 currently. ReputationManager.com GoDaddy valuing this one at a little over $7,300. Currently at $797. 88780.com a lot of action here, currently over $3,000. • 06618.com… Source: Domaining…



Industry Gets New Organizational “Think Tank” Protecting Rights of Domainers

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK, NY – According to OnlineDomain.com, there’s a new ORG in town ready to protect the rights of domain name owners; it’s called the “Domain Name Rights Coalition” and it was founded by Mikki Barry and Kathy Kleiman, both whom have extensive backgrounds in domain policy. The organization is using…



How do top tech companies compare when it comes to mobile site speed?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Google has been putting more and more emphasis on page load time, especially as more people around the world end up experiencing the web via a mobile device. To help people understand how they stack up, Google released a tool to calculate mobile site speed with the default set to 4G. I…



GoDaddy Video Explains “Premium Domains”

By Elliot Silver Andrew Allemann shared some great intel about how GoDaddy boosted aftermarket sales revenue. Whether or not you list your domain names for sale via GoDaddy / Afternic, I think the article is worth your time. I visited GoDaddy to see the customer sales flow using one of my domain names as an…



How to get started in domain investing with a very tight budget

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Hit me up with the best .com you have for $50 / Sniper.biz / Ion.tv sold for $2,000! / And more! Here are the new domain discussions and domain news. iShoppable.com – Wait, what? Excuse me, but what is this investment based on? I’m not sure why someone thought…



#Samoa to be underwater in 2099 but its .WS #domains are safe

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Samoa, the Pacific Island that uses the .WS ccTLD for its domains, faces an uncertain future. At the rate that global temperatures are rising, polar ice will be increasing the water levels, potentially covering most of the Pacific islands. By 2099, the world will be facing a lot of migration to higher…



Daily Poll: Is Ele.me the Most Valuable .ME Domain Name?

By Elliot Silver Yesterday, I wrote about Ele.me, a China-based foot takeout business valued in the billions of dollars that uses a .ME domain name. In the comment section, someone asked if this is the most valuable .ME domain name, so I thought I would leave it to you guys to answer. Is Ele.ME the…



Amazon to acquire Ring

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: From not getting a deal on Shark Tank as Doorbot to rebranding as Ring and getting the premium name Ring.com to being acquired for more than $1billion. Jamie Siminoff the founder of the company was interviewed by James Iles of Namepros awhile back. Venture Beat covered the acquisition: Amazon has acquired…



Sedo weekly sales led by SuperShop.de

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Sedo reported their weekly sales and Supershop.de led the way at 30,000 Euros ($36,686). ooni.com led the way for .com at $35,000. 51 .com sales 18 cctld sales 3 other gtld sales Host was a popular keyword this week. Domain name Price Currency .COMs ooni.com 35,000 USD digital-printing.com 27,800 USD…



GoDaddy Video Explains “Premium Domains”

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Andrew Allemann shared some great intel about how GoDaddy boosted aftermarket sales revenue. Whether or not you list your domain names for sale via GoDaddy / Afternic, I think the article is worth your time. I visited GoDaddy to see the customer sales flow using one of my domain names as…



How Registries and Registrars can show urgency for registering domains

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: A newly-granted patent is on to something. More and more websites are adding features to show demand for products to spur you into buying quickly. Consider this listing on HomeAway and how it creates a sense of urgency to book now: GoDaddy has a similar idea, and I think…



#SpamHaus and #domains : February 2018 report of most abused #TLDs

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: SpamHaus operates a publicly available index of domain name and IP violations, and maintains a list of abusive behavior originating from a large variety of gTLDs and TLDs. How does SpamHaus calculate that? The abusive behavior of domain TLDs is measured as the ratio of abusive domains that exist in a given…



Sometimes you just get lucky and you forget to bid on a domain auction…

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: I remember it very vividly. I wanted to buy a domain name that was in an auction in 2014. I totally forgot to bid for the domain name and I was bummed. The domain name was bespoke.com. It sold for $18,805 that day and I was prepared to go above $20,000….



#VR46 .com : Ridiculous #UDRP decision puts short #domain holders in danger

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The UDRP decision for the domain VR46.com is utterly ridiculous. Registered in 2006, the domain was used for email communications by its registrant, who operates a hosting services provider on another short domain, 34SP.com. The decision acknowledges that there was no clear indication of a bad faith registration, particularly since t… Source:…



AUCTION RECAP OF FEBRUARY 26, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on February 26, 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…



ZeniMax Media Acquires Fallout.com + More Domain Movers

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: In today’s Domain Movers we see a rebrand, Walmart is prepping 2 online brand launches and more. I get pretty into detail with a couple of these but I felt it was best to do so. Here is the latest: SmarterGovernment.com has been acquired by ESRI, which is a mapping and…



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