Monthly archives: March, 2018

Exact Match Keyword Job Domains Wanted

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Need 6n.com and 5n.net without 0 and 4 / Vcvc.com needed / I need LLLL.com $960 each LLLL.net $25 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Kuduo.com Sold for $5,099; … → Source: Domaining     



ICANN heads to Mar-a-Lago for budget crisis talks

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Cash-strapped ICANN has invited select community members to emergency budget talks at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, DI has learned. The three-day summit next week will address how best to spend the organization’s $138 million annual budget, along with its $236 million auction proceeds war chest and its $80 million of…



Goodbye, #ToysRUs .com

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Toys ‘R Us shut down its online toy stores, on the domains Toys.com and ToysRUs.com. The indebted toy store filed for Chapter 7 two weeks ago, and it has now pulled the plug to its web sites. One can still visit certain physical stores that are liquidating inventory. When visiting ToysRUs.com, the…



Clever: Radix Bolsters New gTLD Adoption Through Sponsored Startups, Buzz, Goodies

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK – They say that ‘money talks and bullshit walks’ (at least that is what my father used to say) and no-one likely knows this better than domain registry Radix, who maintains and operates several new catchy gTLD domain endings such as .tech and .online. Since 2016, Radix has been…



JohnSmith .com : The most expensive first and last name #domain?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: John Smith is a common name in the US, and it’s often used in lieu of “John Doe.” And yet, “John Smith” hasn’t been the most common name in recent years, as it has been surpassed by James Smith and other “Smith” combinations. But still, being able to claim the domain to…



AUCTION RECAP OF MARCH 30, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on March 30, 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…



$109k in Sales on March 30th – Kuduo.com sold for $5,099 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Kuduo.com which sold for $5,099 at NameJet. NameBio recorded 205 sales for a total of $109,029 with an average sale price of $532. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 5% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



145+ CCC CCCC and CCCCC Could Be Yours

By admin DropGRABS.com: Today’s Treat List Contains CCC some CCCC and Some CCCCC 145+ Three Four and Five Character Domains in Various Extensions Available at Reg FEE Enjoy the List HAPPY EASTER ———————— 212;———————— ————– &… Source: Domaining     



Milo Yiannopoulos is moving on from Hatred.com

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: The domain Hatred.com famously sold to Milo Yiannopoulos for $150,000 last year, it seems Milo never updated the whois so it made it look like Richard Dynas was still the owner. Seems like Milo has changed course and will not be using Hatred.com but rather expressed interest in despicable.com. That…



No Fooling! .CLUB Marketing Whiz Jeff Sass Offering FREE Kindle Copy of His Hit Book This Weekend…

DNJournal: .CLUB marketing guru Jeff Sass is giving away free Kindle copies of his best selling book on marketing this weekend ONLY. Source: Domaining     



What percentage of domain investors do you think are profitable?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Over the years in reading many threads and posts it always seemed that the majority opinion was that more domain investors lose money than make money. I have had conversations with people who expressed their opinion that 80% plus were losing money over the long haul. A poll at Namepros…



Daily Domain Picks 3-31-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 3-31-18 Top sales/closes from yesterday: NiceSearches.com closed at $3,650 on GoDaddy. Decent chunk of change for a website associated with a bad rep. What is nicesearches.com? Nicesearches.com is a fake Internet search engine identical to pico-search.com, delta-search.com, gold-page.com, and a number of other dubi… Source: Domaining     



137 Domain Discoveries for March 31st

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…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, March 31st

By Josh E DSAD.com: The only thing worse than paying registration fee for crap names is buying them at auction. You can tell if someone has purchased your expired Godaddy names based on when you get the cancellation email. If the email comes around 03:00 Eastern time, your .com domain has more than likely been…



Do you use a service to manage your domain names or does Excel do the trick?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I always like to understand how other people manage their domain names because, let’s be honest, it’s a lot easier said than done. For years I used Excel to manage my domains, I had all kinds of columns to track different things like TLD, date purchased, amount purchased for, number of inbound…



#DomainGang recap : #Domain news on March 31st

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Ever since our September 2009 launch, we’ve been covering the domain industry’s news, using a unique approach. Whether it’s breaking news, or caustic parody news about domain names, we rarely missed a day. In 2018, we’re celebrating 9 years since DomainGang.com launched. New readers have more than 8,200 posts to peruse, and…



How to get started investing in domain names with a $100 budget

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: 3G domain investments in today’s markets / Strategies for maintaining privacy while still allowing buyers to contact you / NNN.net floor value / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Criminal-Laws.com – Did the hyphen kill this one or was…



GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner Talks Data Privacy on CNBC

By Elliot Silver GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner (since January 1, 2018) made an appearance on CNBC yesterday to discuss data privacy. Most importantly, he spoke about what GoDaddy is doing to protect its client data. In the interview, Scott also spoke about GoDaddy’s recent partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), which was announced earlier this…



#ProtonMail adds @PM .Me service, a year after acquiring the short #domain name

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: ProtonMail, the encrypted email service, acquired the short domain PM.me a year ago. When we shared the news, we were under the impression that the new service, to be used as a shortcut, was imminent. It took ProtonMail a full year before rolling out PM.me to its users. Yesterday’s announcement stated the…



Bracket, Busted: Who’s the Reigning Threat Champ of March Madness?

By Tim Helming Here’s a look at the only Final Four you need to track this month Just like in that college basketball tournament going on this month, there are a lot of… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



One dollar BIN : Smart #domain entrepreneur finds sweet sales spot

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: If you want to sell your domains successfully, you might want to listen to Bob Smith‘s approach. The diminutive college sophomore has sold dozens of them, and all at BIN. “I experimented with a number of prices on every domain venue imaginable, such as Sedo, Afternic, Uniregistry Market and NameJet,” said Bob…



How to Use Continuous AB Testing to Increase Conversions

By Neil Patel When was the last time you updated your website? If you have to stop and think for a minute to answer that question, you may have a problem. Your website needs to be monitored and updated on a regular basis. However, you don’t want to make changes without any rhyme or reason….



GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner Talks Data Privacy on CNBC

By Elliot Silver GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner (since January 1, 2018) made an appearance on CNBC yesterday to discuss data privacy. Most importantly, he spoke about what GoDaddy is doing to protect its client data. In the interview, Scott also spoke about GoDaddy’s recent partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), which was announced earlier this…



Daily Poll: How Many Inquiries/Offers Do You Receive Each Week?

By Elliot Silver I get a fair amount of inquiries to buy my domain names. The vast majority are unrealistic – ie $100 for a one word .com domain name, but they come in regularly. Interestingly, it seems that the more qualified and reasonable offers are on my lower value domain name. Perhaps it is…



Involving your mom in #domain spam? Don’t do it bro!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Domaining is getting serious, when you involve your own mother. Maybe she can give you advice on which domain name sounds good, and which doesn’t. Perhaps she’ll be entertained by your explanations and anecdotes about how the domain market works. Who knows, she might come up with a cool brandable domain name,…



GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner Talks Data Privacy on CNBC

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner (since January 1, 2018) made an appearance on CNBC yesterday to discuss data privacy. Most importantly, he spoke about what GoDaddy is doing to protect its client data. In the interview, Scott also spoke about GoDaddy’s recent partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), which was announced earlier…



AUCTION RECAP OF MARCH 29, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on March 29, 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…



5 More Thoughts On Crypto; Silicon Valley Is Over, Says Silicon Valley

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Read This before You Start a Website or Blog; Raytheon Lasers and Microwaves Blast Drone Swarms Out of Sky; Bitmain’s $12K cryptocurrency miner might be useless by the time it ships; Ontario Moves Ahead With Plan to License Cannabis Lounges; Why Market Predictions Are Almost Always Wrong; Facebook…



DomainNameStats.com: A new domain statistics site covering all TLD’s released in Beta

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: DomainNameStats.com has been officially released in Beta. DomainNameStats.com is a new domain statistics site covering all TLD’s that exist on the internet today. DomainNameStats.com and NameStat.org are operated by Name Metrics Ltd, a global domain name data analytics company, headquartered near Manchester in the UK. The compa… Source: Domaining     



Daily Poll: How Many Inquiries/Offers Do You Receive Each Week?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I get a fair amount of inquiries to buy my domain names. The vast majority are unrealistic – ie $100 for a one word .com domain name, but they come in regularly. Interestingly, it seems that the more qualified and reasonable offers are on my lower value domain name. Perhaps it…



New top level domain names at a tech conference

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: A few new TLDs popped up at a tech conference in Florida. Michael Ward of The SSL Store attended Innovation Summit in Tampa Bay this week. As he walked through the exhibit floor he had an experience much like what I have at non-domain conferences: companies are using new…



$138k in Sales on March 29th – Boga.com sold for $12,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Boga.com which sold for $12,000 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 215 sales for a total of $138,029 with an average sale price of $642. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 1% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



How Much Is a Domain Name Worth?

By Michael Cyger DNAcademy: You want a great domain name because you understand the benefits to your business. The problem is someone else owns the domain name you want. How much is it worth and how do you go about buying it? Source: Domaining     



Women in Domaining: Christa Taylor – dotTBA

By Mike Sullivan SullysBlog.com: In her own words, Christa describes herself as follow. “I love the business building roller coaster. The nervousness and excitement as you climb towards the first peak wondering if everything will stay on track, the adrenaline of the first stomach-churning descent, enjoying the jolts as the coaster twists and turns. Then…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday March 30th, 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Did you know that Travis is a master at picking out the perfect credit card? Did you know that Josh is a hell of a fisherman and used some domain money to buy a real fishing boat (I think he shared this). Do we know anything about Aaron? What I love about…



123 Domain Discoveries for March 30th

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…



Daily Domain Picks 3-30-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 3-30-18 Top sales/closes from yesterday: Boga.com sold on Sedo for $12,000 a quality CVCV I could have seen it priced higher and still been a good price. JetBet.com I like this for a betting site, it’s catchy. BrightMark.com solid sounding brandable. boga.com 12,000 USD 2018-03-29 Sedo jetbet.com 7,850…



Where do you go to buy expired domain names?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I had a friend recently ask me where I go to buy expired domain names. She was looking to change the name of her company and didn’t have a specific domain in mind so thought that buying an expired domain would be a good path to getting a solid name without breaking…



How do you protect your domains from spammers

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Are the new gTLD extensions .Social and .Website safe investments? / .ms names and sales / $9 turned into a $1000 sale in 6 days / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the … → Source: Domaining     



Wrong feeling on a brandable costs me some money

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: So back in May of 2016 I purchased a 29 domain lot of BrandBucket listed names. Cost $1,500. I really wanted 1 name, Inteleca.com, I liked some of the other 5 letter names and some I really didn’t love, so I thought I would lower the acquisition cost of the portfolio…



#Design minimalism : Dot .Blog rolls out new creative #logo

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Dot .Blog, a new gTLD operated by Automattic, has revealed its latest creative redesign. Dropping a logomark that was donoughty but efficient in delivering the message, dot .Blog adopted a non-stylized textmark. Source: Domaining     



Keep Track of Your Marketplace Listings

By Elliot Silver Earlier this week, I received an offer for a domain name that had its BIN price listed on its landing page. I proceeded to negotiate with the prospect, and I told him he need to come up to a certain number to get a deal done. A couple of hours passed, and…



A troubling connection in a UDRP

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: The complainant’s lawyer and one of the panelists were in the same law school class and worked at the same law firm. Take a look at this World Intellectual Property Organization decision for the domain name ProntoPro.com. In a 2-1 decision, the majority of the panel found that the…



Daily Poll: Do You Own Your First + Last Name .com?

By Elliot Silver I don’t own my first/last name .com domain name. Someone bought it several years before I was buying domain names, and he seems to happily use it. I would love to own the name, but it’s not important enough to me to buy it. The first lesson many public people learn is…



Google rolling out mobile-first search indexing

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Google announced that after a year and a half of experimentation and testing, they have started migrating sites that follow the best practices for mobile-first indexing. To recap, Google crawling, indexing, and ranking systems has typically used the desktop version of a page’s content, which may cause issues for mobile searcher……



Domain inquiries : Email autoresponders can reveal your identity, and more

By Theo Develegas Acro: When making domain inquiries through a platform that can be semi-anonymous, the other party can receive more information than you originally planned to give away. For example, even if you gave out a partial or even false name, it’s linked to an email address. It’s quite possible that by using a…



Sticky cookies : How to empty the #domains from your #Afternic cart after #WHOIS

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: If you WHOIS domains using the domain industry’s standard tool, DomainTools, you will notice that many domains are linked for sale to external marketplaces. Checking that green link to see where the domain is listed, and for how much, can be simply a matter of curiosity. When that domain is listed at…



AUCTION RECAP OF MARCH 28, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on March 28, 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…



Keep Track of Your Marketplace Listings

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Earlier this week, I received an offer for a domain name that had its BIN price listed on its landing page. I proceeded to negotiate with the prospect, and I told him he need to come up to a certain number to get a deal done. A couple of hours passed,…



UK residents might lose their .EU domain names thanks to Brexit

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: European Commission says United Kingdom registrants will not be able to renew their domains after Brexit is completed. Last year a DNW Podcast listener asked me what Brexit would mean for people in the UK. At the time, it was unclear. It’s looking more and more likely that they…



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