Daily archives: March 5th, 2018

You will finally be able to buy a .APP domain starting this May

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: A little more than three years ago Google bought the .APP domain extension, which everyone thought was going to be a hit. Then it, well, didn’t come out and those who were looking forward to it have been left in suspense. “The Internet’s naming system is expanding beyond the traditional domains like…



ICYMI: The top posts of February on TheDomains

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: In February the discussion centered around Network Solutions, DomainNames.com and whether or not the industry is full of bullshit. A lot of comments on the DomainNames.com which Yinan Wang did get a refund, I also spoke to Web.com, Net Sol and even got a secret number to New Venture Services….



Dot .COM #domain sightings : #Elvis lives in #Orlando, Florida

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: This is one unexpected “dot .com” sighting, and everyone seems to love it when the domain name is emblazoned on a stationary vehicle. We keep track of these random encounters with “domains in the wild,” and this time around, it’s all about the King, Elvis. Elvis Presley might have passed more than…



Heritage Auctions Selling Company-Owned Coin Domain Names

By Elliot Silver Cryptocurrency domain names have been quite popular of late. Domain names related to cryptocurrency continue to sell for high prices at marketplaces and auction venues. Many sold domain names are very specific to cryptocurrency (ie they have “crypto,” “bitcoin,” or some other crypto-related keyword in them). Other domain names are less specific…



What you need to know about selling thru Brokers

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Top technology trends and Investments forecast of 2018 / Sold a .one domain, 5th highest reported sale / Generating a list of all CVCV combinations / And more! Here are the new domain discussions and domain news. Domainer Scammed For $26k On A Stolen Domain! – Wow! When will…



The Monday Media Wrap Up: Russian Hack, Ransomware, and Nigerian Prince Phishing Scam

By DomainTools Articles from February 24- March 2 GitHub Survived the Biggest DDoS Attack Ever Recorded WIRED | Lily Hay Newman | March 1, 2018 On Wednesday, AT about 12:15pm ET, 1.35… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



How to Create an About Us Page That Generates Leads

By Neil Patel You need to put lots of thought and effort into every page of your website. But your About Us page is arguably the most important. Why? Anyone who is reading your About Us page is interested in learning more about your company. If you write this page properly, it can be used…



GoDaddy Wins Customer Service Award

By Elliot Silver One of the primary reasons I use GoDaddy for about half my domain portfolio is because of the company’s customer service. It doesn’t matter what time I need something, I can usually get ahold of my rep (Deron Ruse) or someone else on the Premier Services team, and they can take care…



Annual NameCheap Event Aims to Add to Over $350,000 They’ve Raised for the EFF

DNJournal: NameCheap’s annual Move Your Domain Day is about to begin. The cost of domain transfers will be slashed to raise money for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Source: Domaining     



Daily Poll: Will You Attend NamesCon Europe 2018?

By Elliot Silver Late last week, I reported that the annual Domaining Europe conference is now a part of NamesCon and will be known as NamesCon Europe. This year’s NamesCon Europe conference will be held June 7-9 in Valencia, Spain at the Hotel Sorolla Palace. Conference organizers are currently offering a 50% off coupon code…



February’s Top 5 Domain Name Stories

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Here’s a recap of the stories that were most popular on Domain Name Wire last month, as measured by pageviews. 1. WIPO panel screws Domaining.com owner Francois Carrillo out of Ado.com – Thankfully, he’s not done fighting. 2. GoDaddy “for sale” tweak leads to 41% more aftermarket sales revenue…



How Neustar moved to .neustar – The New gTLD email problem remains

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Neustar shared a guide with all the lessons learned from the launch of .neustar. One of the biggest challenges was moving to the .brand email addresses. Essentially they explained how they moved from their previous website at Neustar.biz to their .brand .neustar, and to home.neustar in particular that is their new…



AUCTION RECAP OF MARCH 4, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on March 04, 2018. Check out the final sales prices for super.com and great.com. Wow! If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a…



Heritage Auctions Selling Company-Owned Coin Domain Names

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Cryptocurrency domain names have been quite popular of late. Domain names related to cryptocurrency continue to sell for high prices at marketplaces and auction venues. Many sold domain names are very specific to cryptocurrency (ie they have “crypto,” “bitcoin,” or some other crypto-related keyword in them). O… Source: Domaining     



Heritage Auctions Decides to Sell Some of their Coin Names…And They’re Damn Good

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: There’s nothing hotter in the domain sphere than crypto names. And before crypto coins there were just coins. And who is the kind of the rare coin auction market? Heritage Auctions. They have been buying coin names for their auction house for years. Aron Meystedt has run the domain investing side of…



Get drunk on Neustar’s tab and it will donate money to hurricane relief

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Neustar has promised to donate thousands of dollars to a Puerto Rican hurricane relief charity, providng enough people show up to its open bar event in San Juan next week. It’s fairly standard for domain companies of Neustar’s size to host free after-hours social events during ICANN meetings, but this time…



#Nudelive : #WIPO panelist quotes #Namebio as the source of sales info in #UDRP with #RDNH finding

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A UDRP filed against the domain name Nudelive.net references sales data from “Nambio” in support of the Respodent’s case; the Complainant owns the .com. The panelist most likely meant to quote Namebio, that keeps track of domain sales across multiple venues. In the case of Nudelive.net, the Complainant asserted they… Source: Domaining…



Sex cam website owner nailed for reverse domain name hijacking

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company’s claimed dates don’t add up. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has found Brentwood Holding Group Inc, the operator of NudeLive(dot)com, guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. The company filed a cybersquatting complaint under UDRP against the domain name NudeLive(dot)net. Brentwood claimed tradem… Source: Domaining     



Industry report show slightly stronger growth than Verisign’s

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The latest domain name industry growth figures from CENTR show slightly better performance than a recent report from Verisign covering the same period. CENTR says in its latest DomainWire Global TLD Report there were 331.1 million registered domains at the end of 2017, whereas Verisign, in its Domain Name Industry Brief…



Whois for .UK domain names will no longer display the registrant’s name or address

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: From 25 May 2018, the .UK WHOIS will no longer display the registrant’s name or address, unless they have given permission to do so. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. Nominet, the .UK registry, is proposing changes to comply with the new GDPR…



Google’s $25 million .app domain finally has a launch date

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: One of the questions I get asked fairly regularly is “When is .app coming out?”, but until today I haven’t had a good answer. Now I do. Google has finally released its launch timeline for the could-be-popular new gTLD. .app will go to sunrise March 29, the company said last week….



Big companies and domain names with Elisa Cooper – DNW Podcast #175

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Elisa Cooper discusses what’s important to big companies when it comes to domain names. Remember when The New York Times’ domain name server settings were hijacked to point the site somewhere else? It could have easily prevented this from happening by using Registry Lock. On today’s show, Elisa Cooper…



Whois privacy will soon be free for most domains

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Enormous changes are coming to Whois that could mark the end of Whois privacy services this year. ICANN has proposed a new Whois model that would anonymize the majority of domain name registrants’ personal data by default, only giving access to the data to certain certified entities such as the police….



#Crypto boffin : #Vitalik Buterin has a web site, and it’s not #Ethereum .com

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Ethereum project co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, is an outspoken opponent of .com domains. In a tweet last summer, Buterin called .com domain names “boring.” Born in Russia in 1994, the Ethereum co-founder seems to prefer more exotic TLDs, such as dot .IO and dot .ME. So what is the personal web site of…



Stolen #domain CQD.com listed for sale on #Afternic

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The domain name CQD.com has been listed for sale on Afternic, but its seller isn’t the real owner. Domain investor and broker, James Booth, chalked this one up as a loss, after transferring $26,000 dollars believing the seller was legitimate. The transaction was apparently reversed. James Booth shared news of his monetary…



GoDaddy Wins Customer Service Award

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: One of the primary reasons I use GoDaddy for about half my domain portfolio is because of the company’s customer service. It doesn’t matter what time I need something, I can usually get ahold of my rep (Deron Ruse) or someone else on the Premier Services team, and they can take…



Women in Domaining: Natasa Djukanovic, CMO of Domain.ME

By Mike Sullivan SullysBlog.com: An economist by education, Natasa Djukanovic is the CMO of Domain.ME, the international tech company that operates the internet domain “.ME.” She’s spent her entire career at the intersection of banking, social media, leadership and technology, and is constantly trying to figure out the secret to being in three diff… Source:…



ICANN 61 takes place from 10-15 March 2018 in San Juan, Puerto Rico

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: The ICANN 61 Public Meeting takes place from 10-15 March 2018 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This six-day meeting will be focused on outreach, capacity building, and showcasing ICANN’s work to a broader global audience. This meeting is hosted by nic.pr. One of the most interesting meetings to watch is the…



Name.com expired domains are now on GoDaddy

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Expired domain deal came with portfolio acquisition last year. In October 2017, Donuts sold about 200,000 domain names to GoDaddy. These domains were in a portfolio that Donuts inherited when it acquired Rightside. GoDaddy was after more than just the domains. It also wanted access to Name.com’s expired domain…



City National Bank Sells DF.com + More Domain Movers

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Domain Movers highlights company focused domain name transactions. Here is a tiny sample of some domain names acquired and sold by companies around the world recently. NAPCO Media has acquired BrandUnited.com at domain name aftermarket service Sedo.com for $7,000. Human Inc. has acquired HumanSound.com with the transaction being hand… Source: Domaining…



Daily Poll: Will You Attend NamesCon Europe 2018?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Late last week, I reported that the annual Domaining Europe conference is now a part of NamesCon and will be known as NamesCon Europe. This year’s NamesCon Europe conference will be held June 7-9 in Valencia, Spain at the Hotel Sorolla Palace. Conference organizers are currently offering a 50% off coupon…



$120k in Sales on March 4th – 7330.com sold for $33,788 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: GoDaddy had six of the top ten sales yesterday led by 7330.com which sold for $33,788. NameBio recorded 177 sales for a total of $120,201 with an average sale price of $679. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 11% in the number of sales but the total…



Tucows gets RDNH ruling against Bosch after sloppy UDRP filing

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Hopefully this was incompetence rather than malicious intent. Manufacturing company Robert Bosch GmbH has been found (pdf) to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking for bringing a UDRP cybersquatting complaint against Tucows over the domain name bosch.net. Looked at in the best possible light, this was due to…



149 Domain Discoveries for March 5th

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 3-5-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 3-5-18 Top sales/closes from yesterday: 7330.com was the top close on Sunday, $33,788. WeedBase.com $9,500 is a nice price, hopefully someone has a plan for that name. 333311.com $6,250 as the pattern is rare just two numbers in the name. 7330.com 33,788 USD 2018-03-04 GoDaddy weedbase.com 9,500 USD…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday March 5th, 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: If you run the daily domain auctions you are seeing something pretty obvious. There are less quality names than ever coming through. And private name sales are way down as well. You take away 5 main sellers and there would be virtually nothing private up for auction. That leaves the names that…



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