Daily archives: March 15th, 2018

Buying Domain Names Compulsively

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Lifetime domain profits / Steady Sales on .tv / Transferring an expired domain / And more! Here are the new domain discussions and domain news. Use-cases and selling points for new gTLDs – If you’re investing in new gTLDs, this discussion could get pretty interesting for you. Share and…



Carrot.com Saved From Expiry By Industry Veterans

By Elliot Silver If you follow expiry auctions, you likely noticed that Carrot.com was coming up for auction via GoDaddy Auctions. Carrot.com is a fantastic domain name, and the auction price in the mid $60,000 range reflected how desirable the domain name is. The domain name was renewed at the last possible moment, so the…



Bill Sweetman And Jamie Zoch Help A Family Get Back Carrot.com

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: It’s a domain investor’s worst nightmare. You die and your family doesn’t know where or forgets to renew your assets. Leaving hundreds of thousand of dollars to be auctioned by the registries or drop catchers. That was the case of Carrot.com Everyone knew that a name like carrot.com doesn’t drop unless the……



How Does Whois Data Help Your Business?

By Elliot Silver OAndrew Allemann has written about the pending changes to the Whois records system. I also wrote about the changes to Whois that will be necessary for domain registrars to comply with GDPR. Without a doubt, changes to the Whois system is going to cause major issues for anyone who buys domain names…



Nothing is Certain but Death and Taxes…and Phishing Scams?

By Tim Helming New Survey Reveals Over Half Of Americans Plan To File Taxes Online Despite The Increased Risk Of Phishing Scams April 15 has long been dreaded as the deadline to pay… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



3 more dot-brand top level domains to be cut

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Companies decide against operating dot-brand top level domains. Two more companies have requested to cancel their registry contracts with ICANN after abandoning plans to operate their dot-brand top level domain names. Sony Mobile Communications AB has decided to abandon .xperia. Xperia is a line of mobile phones. The company…



Daily Poll: How Large is Your Domain Portfolio?

By Elliot Silver Although my domain portfolio has grown from around 400 – 500 domain names to 500 – 600 domain names over the past 5 years, I still keep a relatively small portfolio. I have always tried to keep a tidy portfolio to keep operating costs low and focus on higher value acquisitions. My…



#Fabulous rolls out #domain monetization integration with Parking Crew

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Following its web site redesign, Fabulous.com has rolled out its domain parking and monetization integration with Parking Crew. Domain names on Fabulous.com accounts are now enabled at Parking Crew, as long as they received at least one unique visit in the last two months, and no other account has claimed them. There…



Carrot.com Saved From Expiry By Industry Veterans

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: If you follow expiry auctions, you likely noticed that Carrot.com was coming up for auction via GoDaddy Auctions. Carrot.com is a fantastic domain name, and the auction price in the mid $60,000 range reflected how desirable the domain name is. The domain name was renewed at the last possible moment, so…



Austria’s TLD takes more nuanced approach to GDPR and Whois

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: ccTLD will treat personal and corporate data differently. A common interpretation of The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is that it applies to individuals who live in Europe but not businesses there. Still, most models I’ve seen for Whois compliance post-GDPR treat all types of registrants the same. Austria’s…



Empty legal threats and/or the passive aggressive domain name “buyer”

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Some people think they somehow deserve a domain name so they try to acquire it using baseless and empty legal threats and/or subtle indirect threats. I received an inquiry for a 2-word .com 2 weeks ago to which I replied with a $150k quote. The domain was registered in 1998 and…



AUCTION RECAP OF MARCH 14, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on March 14, 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…



Dominion Domains opens up .boats, reengages with traditional registrar channel

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Now anyone can register .boats domains, and the same will be true for Dominion Domains’ other four TLDs. Dominion Domains–the company behind the .boats, .autos, .homes, .yachts and .motorcycles domains–is removing eligibility restrictions on its top level domains and is reengaging with the traditional domain name re… Source: Domaining…



How Does Whois Data Help Your Business?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: OAndrew Allemann has written about the pending changes to the Whois records system. I also wrote about the changes to Whois that will be necessary for domain registrars to comply with GDPR. Without a doubt, changes to the Whois system is going to cause major issues for anyone who buys domain…



Portugal joins the million-domain club

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Portuguese ccTLD .pt passed one million registrations for the first time earlier this month, DNS.pt said this week. The millionth name was meckos.pt, registered by a local textile machinery company of that name, the registry said. The ccTLD ended 2017 with 976,370 names under management and as of today stands at…



Austria to stop publishing most Whois data

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Austrian ccTLD operator nic.at will no longer publish any Whois information for individual registrants, in order to comply with incoming EU privacy law. “Natural persons’ data will no longer be published from mid-May 2018,” the company said today. Data concerning legal entities such as companies will continue to be … Source:…



Data leak security glitch screws up ICANN 61 for thousands

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: A security vulnerability forced ICANN to take down its Adobe Connect conferencing service halfway through its ICANN 61 meeting in Puerto Rico. The “potentially serious security issue” could “could possibly lead to the disclosure of the information shared in an ICANN Adobe Connect room”, ICANN said in a pair of… Source:…



The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018: There’s Only One Way For Humanity to Survive. Go To Mars.

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: What Happens After the End? A Warning Cry From the Doomsday Vault; The Other Side of Paradise; 20 Brutal Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit; Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs; Intel Fights For Its Future; How Your Phone Can Keep You from…



Mobile First: What is it and why does it matter?

By Team XYZ Gen.XYZ: If you’re looking for guidance when building your website, the thing you’ll hear most often from website designers, developers, and even savvy business owners is “mobile first”. But what does mobile first mean? And why do you need to care about mobile first for your website? To start, mobile first refers…



#Domain legislation ante portas : #WHOIS going dark would be a mistake

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: European regulations about data privacy, are about to break one of the oldest status quo instances on the Internet: the domain WHOIS. Turning WHOIS into a dark book of redacted information would be a mistake. Several companies, such as Facebook, Microsoft and Time Warner, sent a letter to ICANN, urging the multinational…



17 end user domain name sales up to €45,000

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Pet hygiene company, ad optimizer andtobaccoo machinery companies bought domain names. Sunday evening at SXSW I chatted with a few people from Sweden. After I told them what I did, I asked them what top level domain people in Sweden register. Their first response was .com, which surprised me….



Daily Poll: How Large is Your Domain Portfolio?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Although my domain portfolio has grown from around 400 – 500 domain names to 500 – 600 domain names over the past 5 years, I still keep a relatively small portfolio. I have always tried to keep a tidy portfolio to keep operating costs low and focus on higher value acquisitions….



TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 3/14/2018!

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 3/14/2018. 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     



Daily Domain Picks 3-15-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 3-15-18 Top sales/closes from yesterday: Ordinary names brought in some decent prices yesterday, Neovate.com was the top sale at $10,000. neovate.com 10,000 USD 2018-03-14 Sedo dapt.com 6,500 USD 2018-03-14 Sedo continentalfood.com 4,488 USD 2018-03-14 BuyDomains mylawyers.com 4,181 USD 2018-03-14 Sedo grandstudio…. Source: Domaining     



$157k in Sales on March 14th – Neovate.com sold for $10,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: Sedo had the top sale of the day for three days in a row, this time it was Neovate.com which sold for $10,000. NameBio recorded 215 sales for a total of $156,618 with an average sale price of $728. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 13% in…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday March 15th, 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I like many people have slowly divested crypto assets and moved them into other things. I’ve actually used most of it to purchase domain names. I sold the last bitcoin early yesterday when I saw that Google was banning all crypto ads. Not that this is a killer for bitcoin, but it…



144 Domain Discoveries for March 15th

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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