Daily archives: March 6th, 2018

Tech giants gunning for AlpNames over new gTLD “abuse”

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: A small group of large technology companies including Microsoft and Facebook have demanded that ICANN Compliance take a closer look at AlpNames, the budget registrar regularly singled out as a spammers’ favorite. The ad hoc coalition, calling itself the Independent Compliance Working Party, wrote to ICANN last week to ask why…



Brandable domain name sales week 8 & 9: Ooni.com, iStyle.com, Workzilla.com

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: We have a double dose of sales data for you this week. As a result, we have seven sales reaching the five-figure range with Ooni.com leading the chart with a cool $35,000. The domain name doesn’t resolve yet and is under privacy so it isn’t clear yet who is the buyer….



Marshmallow.com sold for $12,500

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Removing Domains from Parking to Develop instead / LLL.co.uk domains dropping soon / Sold IPOs.io for $3200 / And more! Here are the new domain discussions and domain news. Parking and Revenue but no clicks – My assessment is that … → Source: Domaining     



Daily Poll: Do You Respond to Domain Sellers When You’re Not Interested?

By Elliot Silver I receive many emails from domain owners trying to sell me their domain names. 99% of the time, the domain names are not of interest to me at all. Almost all the time, I respond to let the person know. I think it is courteous. The downside to responding is that some…



One of the original 7 new gtld’s scores a big sale

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: .Ventures was one of the first 7 new gtld’s to be released. It was January of 2014 and today Sedo reported that Blockchain.ventures sold for $42,000. The domain was registered 2-19-14 by an Alex Broudy, the domain has moved under privacy now. It looks to be owned by a company that…



Sedo weekly sales led by Star.org with non coms posting strong results

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Sedo reported their weekly sales and Star.org led the way at $225,000. There wasn’t a .com sale in the top 3 as Nurture.co was number 2 at $45,000 and Blockchain.ventures sold for $42,000. The top .com was Avicenna.com at 20,000 Euros ($24,815). Coin names were in favor, CoinLink.com sold for…



Namecheap suspects GoDaddy is throttling domain transfers

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Today is Move Your Domain Day and Namecheap customers are experiencing issues or delays in transferring domains from GoDaddy over to Namecheap. As many customers have recently complained of transfer issues, Namecheap suspects that GoDaddy is thwarting/throttling efforts to transfer domains away from them. I have to say that this does……



Expert Exchange: How To Get The Word Out About Domains for Sale

By James Iles NamePros.com: Just how do you make investors and end users aware that you have put a domain name up for sale? For many investors, promoting their domain names effectively is vital for creating a cash flow for their domaining business. In the first edition of a brand new Q&A Expert Exchange series,…



Redl groups “Right to be Forgotten” with other censorship, calls it “regrettable”

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Governments should not try to apply local laws to the borderless internet, Redl says. David Redl, the head of the U.S. government’s NTIA, has criticized countries that are trying to apply local laws to the control internet. In comments made to the Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference in Ottawa,…



Namecheap’s “Move Your Domain Day” donates up to $1.50 per domain transfer to the Electronic Fron…

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Today it is Move Your Domain Day 2018 over at Namecheap and they are helping their customers protect Internet freedom by donating up to $1.50 per domain transfer to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Transfer your domain to Namecheap on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 and you can save some money. Namecheap…



AUCTION RECAP OF MARCH 5, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on March 05, 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…



BrandBucket battles cybersquatter

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: WIPO panel orders two domain names to be transferred to BrandBucket. Brandable domain name marketplace BrandBucket has won a battle against the cybersquatter who registered the domain names BrandBucket.org and BrandBucket.shop. The domain name registrant, Ruben Botn-Joergensen, was certainly brazen. According to the UDRP decision, In… Source: Domaining     



Coinbase tells 13,000 users their data will be sent to the IRS soon

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: China launches new crackdown on grieving families hiring ‘funeral strippers’; Big Pharma Will Lose $4 Billion Per Year Due to Medical Marijuana; How Top Fitness Chains Are Using Tech to Keep You Coming Back; The Feds Can Now (Probably) Unlock Every iPhone Model In Existence; Amazon is buying…



#UDRP against #Viking dot .com : Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The UDRP against the aged domain, Viking.com, ended with a finding for the Respondent, Office Depot, Inc. On top of that, the WIPO panel found that the Complainant, Aurelius RHO GTM Development Limited of Dublin, Ireland, is guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The case is particularly bizarre, given the fact that…



Office Depot gets reverse domain hijacking win over Viking.com domain name

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Dispute between two parties over Viking.com domain name is clearly outside the confines of UDRP. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has determined that Office Depot’s ownership of Viking.com does not constitute cybersquatting. It also found that the complainant Aurelius RHO GTM Development Limited engaged in rever… Source: Domaining…



Daily Domain Picks 3-6-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 3-6-18 Top sales/closes from yesterday: Marshmallow.com sold for $12,500, I like this one as it can be used as a brandable and not necessarily as it’s descriptive form, kind of like how Elliot bought Butterscotch.com. ClearSpace.com closed at $2,829, that’s a good price for that name. oskar.de 18,497…



Michael Ward named EVP Strategic Partnerships for The SSL Store

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Ward takes key role with SSL provider. Michael Ward has joined The SSL Store as EVP of Strategic Partnerships. Ward previously worked with the company in a consulting role. As its name suggests, The SSL Store specializes in helping companies encrypt with SSL. It’s a timely subject given what…



#DNForum : Changes to memberships, #domain market for members only

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The new owners of DNForum have been busy working on upgrading and rejuvenating the domain forum, a Heraclean task. With improvements arrive changes affecting existing memberships; the paid ones retain their posting privileges, but the free ones will have to upgrade. The domain marketplace at DNForum.com will be restricted to paid mem……



Daily Poll: Do You Respond to Domain Sellers When You’re Not Interested?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I receive many emails from domain owners trying to sell me their domain names. 99% of the time, the domain names are not of interest to me at all. Almost all the time, I respond to let the person know. I think it is courteous. The downside to responding is that…



$151k in Sales on March 5th – Oskar.de sold for $18,497 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Oskar.de which sold for $18,497 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 192 sales for a total of $150,674 with an average sale price of $785. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 9% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, March 6th

By Josh E DSAD.com: Today we have a great example of how the wholesale market sometimes loses it’s mind and also why I think you can sometimes hand register domains that are better. The domain BitCoinGamblingSites.com is currently over $1K with 6 hours left. You have got to be fricken kidding me. This name will…



113 Domain Discoveries for March 6th

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…



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