Daily archives: February 12th, 2018

Are six-figure domain names a risky investment?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Over the last few years I think it’s safe to say that the domain industry has seen some pretty terrible UDRP decisions. For any of my blog readers who don’t know what a UDRP is, here’s a quick primer: UDRP is an acronym for Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy. All ICANN-accredited registrars follow…



It’s Silly to Buy Something That is Much Harder to Sell

By Elliot Silver Making a living as a domain name investor is not as easy as it may seem to be from the outside. Serious domain investors spend tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars (or more) on their domain name investments. Those who are most successful know what to buy and how much they…



Is Domain Investing Dead?

Michael Gilmour: Many people have come to the conclusion that investing in domains is dead and yet from my perspective the industry appears to be flourishing. The first distinction we need to make is whether you are part of the industry or a customer of the industry. Over the last few years many new gTLD…



I’m buying your .com/.net./.org/.co Domains

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Domain investing and Truck driving / New gTLD Spotted In The Wild / BOB.BIZ sold for $7,500 / And more! Here are the new domain discussions and domain news. Domain age vs WHOIS/IP History – I’m not sure why so … → Source: Domaining     



The Monday Media Wrap Up: Cyberfraud Network Takedown, IRS Tax Scams, and Netflix Scam

By DomainTools Articles from February 3-9 This phishing trick steals your email and then fools your friends into downloading malware ZDNet | Danny Palmer | February 8, 2018 There’s been a spike… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



How to Get More Converisons by Optimizing Your Checkout Process

By Neil Patel Do your conversion rates need a boost? Nobody has a conversion rate that’s 100%. I think it’s safe to say that no matter how successful your company is, your conversions can always be improved. Recognizing this is half the battle, but you’ll need to actually implement some changes if you want to…



92% of NGOs have a website (68% use a .org domain, 8% use a .com domain)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Public Interest Registry and Nonprofit Tech for Good, the .org and .ngo registry, today released the results of the third annual Global NGO Technology Report, an annual research project that analyzes how non-governmental organisations (NGOs) worldwide use web, email and mobile technology, online fundraising tools, and social media. I… Source: Domaining…



Indigo.com Changes Hands

By Elliot Silver One of my favorite color .com domain names appears to have changed hands. Indigo.com, which has been owned and used by a company called Indigo Instruments for many years, is now forwarding to IndigoInstruments.com. The current Whois record shows that the domain name is now registered to someone affiliated with another company…



Barbie88 : Faux female attempted to scam #domain investors via the sale of XX.com

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A fake female scammer using the NamePros moniker Barbie88, attempted to scam investors out of $85,000 dollars, by claiming they are selling XX.com. The two letter domain is under WHOIS privacy, and definitely not in the scammer’s control. According to Richard Dynas, the person behind the account “Barbie88” is the sa… Source:…



Daily Poll: Are You Watching the Olympics?

By Elliot Silver The Winter Olympics started last week. In years past, I tuned in to some of the events but didn’t go out of my way to watch beyond some of the feature events. I know there are people who are avid viewers of the Olympic games, and I am wondering where you fall….



Bank files lawsuit after domain owner forwards domain to UDRP decision

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Marathon Savings Bank lost a UDRP for MarathonBank.com, so it’s trying a federal lawsuit instead. Marathon Savings Bank, located in Wisconsin, has sued (pdf) Affordable Webhosting, Inc. for cybersquatting after losing a UDRP to get the domain name MarathonBank.com. The bank uses the domain name MarathonSavingsBank.com. It filed… Source:…



It’s Silly to Buy Something That is Much Harder to Sell

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Making a living as a domain name investor is not as easy as it may seem to be from the outside. Serious domain investors spend tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars (or more) on their domain name investments. Those who are most successful know what to buy and how much…



#Brandzy : Consultant extorted company to return #domain name, according to #UDRP details

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Brandzy AB, a Swedish company, hired a consultant to assist with the acquisition of its domain, Brandzy.com. Things turned sour, apparently, and according to a UDRP at the WIPO, the consultant extorted the company. The domain Brandzy.com was registered in 2009 and was offered for sale at Uniregistry Market at some point….



2017 really was a terrible year for non coms

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Taking a look at the final stats for 2017, it really was a terrible year for non coms. Only 11 non coms were in the top 100 sales reported by DN Journal. Only 2 of those names were new gtlds and domain investors reaped no benefit as the registries sold Casino.Online…



2017 really was a terrible year for non coms

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Taking a look at the final stats for 2017, it really was a terrible year for non coms. Only 11 non coms were in the top 100 sales reported by DN Journal. Only 2 of those names were new gtlds and domain investors reaped no benefit as the registries sold Casino.Online…



Time management : Focus on ONE thing at a time

By Theo Develegas Acro: We live in a world that thrives on fragmented time. Multi-tasking is glorified, and being able to juggle several activities at the same time is considered an asset and a positive characteristic. Completing a task is more important, however, and for that to be achieved one has to prioritize and manage…



Time management : Focus on ONE thing at a time

By Theo Develegas Acro: We live in a world that thrives on fragmented time. Multi-tasking is glorified, and being able to juggle several activities at the same time is considered an asset and a positive characteristic. Completing a task is more important, however, and for that to be achieved one has to prioritize and manage…



Verisign ended 2017 with 146.4 million .com and .net domains (up 2.9%)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2017. Financial Highlights Verisign ended 2017 with cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $2.4 billion, an increase of $617 million from year-end 2016. Cash flow from operations was $199 million for the fourth quarter of 2017…



Verisign ended 2017 with 146.4 million .com and .net domains (up 2.9%)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2017. Financial Highlights Verisign ended 2017 with cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $2.4 billion, an increase of $617 million from year-end 2016. Cash flow from operations was $199 million for the fourth quarter of 2017…



Gerald M. Levine on ADO.com and asking high prices for domains

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Gerald M. Levine over at ip legal corner wrote an excellent article discussing the ADO.com UDRP. Mr. Levine has a lot of experience and expertise in these matters and gives a very detailed breakdown of the case. (tip of the cap to GeorgeK) I wrote about the case here and…



Gerald M. Levine on ADO.com and asking high prices for domains

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Gerald M. Levine over at ip legal corner wrote an excellent article discussing the ADO.com UDRP. Mr. Levine has a lot of experience and expertise in these matters and gives a very detailed breakdown of the case. (tip of the cap to GeorgeK) I wrote about the case here and…



Is Bitcoin Heading To Zero? Digital Currency: Money That Pays You Interest

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Are Keywords Dead? 10 Essential Ranking Factors to Include in your SEO Strategy; Why Only Rebels Find Real Fulfillment; Where Have All The Loyal Employees Gone? Ten Things Never, Ever To Say In A Salary Negotiation; What You Should Do When You Fail at Work; Beautiful Templates for…



Is Bitcoin Heading To Zero? Digital Currency: Money That Pays You Interest

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Are Keywords Dead? 10 Essential Ranking Factors to Include in your SEO Strategy; Why Only Rebels Find Real Fulfillment; Where Have All The Loyal Employees Gone? Ten Things Never, Ever To Say In A Salary Negotiation; What You Should Do When You Fail at Work; Beautiful Templates for…



No worries, mate : Top #Snap result in #Australia isn’t the camera company

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Domain rebranding to a short generic keyword can either make or break your brand. The generic nature of dictionary domains can actually dilute a brand’s visibility in search engines, such as Google. Ultra-generics, such as Apple, acquire a secondary meaning over a long period of time; this is how such brands become…



No worries, mate : Top #Snap result in #Australia isn’t the camera company

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Domain rebranding to a short generic keyword can either make or break your brand. The generic nature of dictionary domains can actually dilute a brand’s visibility in search engines, such as Google. Ultra-generics, such as Apple, acquire a secondary meaning over a long period of time; this is how such brands become…



This Take Action Social Movement Platform Just Might Launch gTLDs into “Dot Space”

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK, NY – Every once in a while I see a real stand-out domain in the new gTLD space and that’s what happened last night when I came across an organization called Harness, with its address being one that is being utilized in a great way, and to an audience…



This Take Action Social Movement Platform Just Might Launch gTLDs into “Dot Space”

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK, NY – Every once in a while I see a real stand-out domain in the new gTLD space and that’s what happened last night when I came across an organization called Harness, with its address being one that is being utilized in a great way, and to an audience…



Chinese #domain market report : The year of the top dog

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: China’s domain market has evolved into a complex market place that often follows guidelines issued by the Chinese government; we call this the “Communist Capitalism” model. No longer focused on the so-called “Chinese letters” only, domain investors from China have become apt in targeting a variety of dom… Source: Domaining     



Chinese #domain market report : The year of the top dog

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: China’s domain market has evolved into a complex market place that often follows guidelines issued by the Chinese government; we call this the “Communist Capitalism” model. No longer focused on the so-called “Chinese letters” only, domain investors from China have become apt in targeting a variety of dom… Source: Domaining     



AUCTION RECAP OF FEBRUARY 11, 2018

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



Tips to avoid getting scammed

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Here are some tips to limit the chances you fall for a scam. Domain investor Richard Dynas posted a story on NamePros yesterday about getting scammed in a domain name transaction. He paid for a domain name that a scammer didn’t own. Dynas is embarrassed, and when you read…



Indigo.com Changes Hands

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: One of my favorite color .com domain names appears to have changed hands. Indigo.com, which has been owned and used by a company called Indigo Instruments for many years, is now forwarding to IndigoInstruments.com. The current Whois record shows that the domain name is now registered to someone affiliated with another…



Newtek domain theft has major impact on customers

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Customers have to make quick switch to avoid security risk and potential outages. I frequently write about domain name theft. Usually, the only loss in the theft is the domain name. But it can be much worse. Three domain names belonging to Newtek Business Services Corp. (NASDAQ:NEWT) were recently…



Detected: FO.com, Decent.com and BPI.com Are on the Move

By James Iles NamePros.com: Around a year ago, domain investor Josh Shapiro acquired the two-letter .COM domain FO.com. Based on DomainIQ’s WHOIS listings, it looks as though Josh has now sold this domain to a Chinese financial organization. The domain was acquired by ICO.com Limited of Hangzhou, a blockchain company who are using FO.com to…



Daily Poll: Are You Watching the Olympics?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: The Winter Olympics started last week. In years past, I tuned in to some of the events but didn’t go out of my way to watch beyond some of the feature events. I know there are people who are avid viewers of the Olympic games, and I am wondering where you…



$80k in Sales on February 11th – YouXilian.com sold for $7,920 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was YouXilian.com which sold for $7,920 at DropCatch. NameBio recorded 161 sales for a total of $79,826 with an average sale price of $496. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 1% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount…



.London domains launch online business community portal

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Dot London, the official domain name for the United Kingdom capital, has launched a new interactive portal on makeyours.london to help showcase the small businesses using Dot London web addresses and empower those looking to set up their own business in London. A survey recently commissioned by Dot London found that…



Trump Livestock +75 .COM Reg Fee Opps

By admin DropGRABS.com: Today’s Treat List 75+ .COM Keyword Rich Reg Fee Opps Keyword Sampling: Trump Livestock Rib Fest and MORE… Plus 10 .COM People Names @ Reg Fee Opps Enjoy the List … Source: Domaining     



Day 21 – Feedback

By Mike Sullivan SullysBlog.com: This is it, the final day in the 21 days to becoming a better domainer. That said, this is not the end of your journey to improve, to become better, to reach your goal. It’s nearly the end of this series. So let’s get on with it. On Friday, we talked…



Uber Acquires UberAir.com + Other Domain Movers

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Domain Movers highlights domain name asset transactions by companies around the world. These early discoveries often highlight potential new brands, domain name upgrades, upcoming advertising and marketing campaigns and much more. Domain names are a businesses identity on the internet, email, word of mouth and more. They are very imp… Source:…



121 Domain Discoveries for February 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 Monday, Feb 12th, 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I got my hustle back. It just took a while. I didn’t have it most of 2017. If anything I was anti hustle. Not hustling in a day that is from 7:30 am to 9:00pm, 7 days a week is difficult but I managed to find out how to do it. I…



Another Two Sales for DomainMarket.com last week – $30,000 & $9,888 Dot Coms

By admin RegisterADot.com: Mike Mann’s Domain Market has continued February with another two sales announced on the 9th for Skinte.com for $30,000 & Treeti.com for $9,888. Currently, the whois hasn’t been updated to reflect the new owners Skinte.com is still with Domain Market, however, Treeti.com appears to have been closed via Afternic and is… Source:…



Daily Domain Picks 2-12-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 2-12-18 Go Daddy Auction Picks 2-12-18 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com QQT.org currently at $207 not a bad one with the repeating Q for the Chinese market. HostingBlog.com competitive space, I still like blog related names. DrillWay.com tools or oil has some potential. • 0OG.com • 53099.com • BedEye.com •…



Startups Choosing Longer .coms Over Alternatives

By Elliot Silver Chris Sheridan, Head of Strategic Partner Sales at Weebly, shared a link to a TechCrunch article covering startup branding: #Domain industry take note — the naming trends driving recent #startup businesses: First names, nerdy names, food names, and animal names. Cool study. More here: https://t.co/gcK0376RwE — Chris Sheridan (@sheridanct) February 11, 2018…



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