Monthly archives: April, 2018

Here’s why Efty users are best prepared for GDPR

By Doron Vermaat Efty.com: Unless you have been living under a rock for the past months you probably know that after May 25th public access to WHOIS is going to change significantly. This privacy regulation will have a major impact on the domain name industry and how buyers find domain name owners. Here’s how Efty…



How to Hire IT Security Staff in the Age of Automation

By Tim Helming In IT security, there are two forces today that it appears no business can escape: automation and staffing shortages. Companies in every industry are adopting technologies that incorporate machine learning… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



Rick Schwartz hints at a potential return to the blogging world

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: When I first started buying and selling domain names there were a handful of blogs that I read religiously, Rick Schwartz’s blog – RicksBlog.com was one of them. What I always appreciated about Rick’s blog is that first and foremost, he is a very experienced and incredibly successful domain investor, period, no…



Domain hoarders anonymous

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Visit The Domain You’re Buying Before You Buy It / Reinitiating failed domain transfers / 22278.com Sold for $13,750 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Looking for .com … → Source: Domaining     



Dribbble Loses Effort to Get Dribble.com via UDRP

By Elliot Silver A company called Dribbble (notice the 3 “b’s” in its branding) filed a UDRP to try and wrest control of the Dribble.com domain name, which had been owned by the registrant since 1997. As I suspected when I saw the initial UDRP filing, the domain owner won the UDRP proceeding and will…



The Monday Media Wrap Up: Phishing Attack, AI Arms-Race, AWS Traffic Hijack, and More

By DomainTools Articles from April 21-27 Massive Phishing Attack Launched from High Cost, “Legitimate” Infrastructure CBR | Ed Targett | April 27, 2018 Predictive e-mail defense company Vade Secure said has uncovered… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



Merge! announces the preliminary conference agenda

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Merge! has announced the preliminary conference agenda for the upcoming show in Orlando. Not many details were shared but you can get a sense on how the agenda will be like and this way you may schedule your trip to Orlando. Merge has great plans for September 15-18, 2018 in Orlando…



The Top 10 Platforms for Effectively Managing Social Influencers

By Neil Patel Social media is evolving. Brands need to do more today than just have active profiles on different marketing channels. Successful businesses are increasing their presence by leveraging relationships with social influencers to create brand awareness. We’re seeing an increase in the use of micro influencers, which made my list of the top…



Daily Poll: Geographic.com Auction Result?

By Elliot Silver I was the winning bidder on the Geographic.com expiry auction on NameJet yesterday afternoon. There were 122 bids from 84 bidders, and the purchase price was $17,710. Ordinarily, I do not share the price I paid for a domain name, but since this one was a public auction, the price will be…



What Bitcoin Is Really Worth May No Longer Be Such a Mystery

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Branding, Happiness, Career, Bitcoin,32-day world week, College students, Cannabis jobs, Investments How To Improve Brand Marketing Stay Busy. Stay Healthy. Stay Happy Reinvigorate Your Career by Taking the Right Kind of Risk Why Bitcoin Is Going To Be Different This Time and … Yo… Source: Domaining     



20,000 domains registered and not 1 sale

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Darryl E. S. Lopes formerly worked for Uniregistry as a broker and he posted a story on LinkedIn and Namepros about registering 20,000 .xyz names at .01 each. Darryl reported that he did not make one sale in the year he held them. Had to be a lot of work…



#Directnic wants to give you a FREE .com #domain name – how to claim it

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Directnic, mother company of Fabulous.com and a fab sponsor of our publication, is giving away a FREE .com domain name. That’s right. Not a lesser quality TLD, this is the real deal, as Verisign – managers of the .com extension – are present at the same industry event. Which event is it,…



AUCTION RECAP OF APRIL 29, 2018

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



What’s the Big Idea? Erik Bergman Explains Why He Spent $900,000 for Great.com

DNJournal: 30-year-old Swedish entrepreneur Erik Bergman paid $900,000 for Great.com. In a new DNJournal.com Cover we tell you who he is and what he has planned. Source: Domaining     



Dribbble Loses Effort to Get Dribble.com via UDRP

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: A company called Dribbble (notice the 3 “b’s” in its branding) filed a UDRP to try and wrest control of the Dribble.com domain name, which had been owned by the registrant since 1997. As I suspected when I saw the initial UDRP filing, the domain owner won the UDRP proceeding and…



Telepathy Inc. Sells Bison.com + More Domain Movers

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: The following is data gathered in relation to companies around the world and domain names they are acquiring for vast reasons. RetailX.com has been acquired by a currently unknown MarkMonitor client at domain name aftermarket service Afternic for an undisclosed amount. PTSHealth.com has been acquired by a currently unknown CSC Corpor……



Detected: Animal Names All the Rage as Vole.com, Walrus.com and Hyena.com Move

By James Iles NamePros.com: Welcome to another edition of Detected Domains, in which we take a look at some of the acquisitions and sales from successful and prominent domain investors within the industry. Thanks to DomainIQ’s portfolio monitoring toolkit, we are able to find some interesting deals that may give you inspiration for your own…



Sandeep Ramchandani, CEO of Radix – DNW Podcast #183

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Radix CEO explains the company’s strategy. This week we talk about new top level domain names with Sandeep Ramchandani, CEO of Radix. Radix is a portfolio new TLD company that focuses on generic extensions such as .online and .site. Sandeep reveals the company’s results so far, talks about how…



Van Gelder remembered in GNSO resolution

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Former GNSO Council chair Stéphane Van Gelder, who died last month, has been remembered in a motion passed by the Council on Friday. The motion noted that Van Gelder was “a well-respected and much liked” member of the ICANN community, “admired for his passion, his fairness, his ability to find the…



#Domainers arrested at #Starbucks for wi-fi abuse over #WHOIS

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Two domain investors were arrested at a Miami Starbucks over the weekend, after they allegedly abused the cafe’s wi-fi. Bob and Jack Arkautras, twin brothers from Lithuania, sat at the Starbucks for seventeen hours on Friday, and another fourteen on Saturday, using its wireless Internet resources at full peak. “Those gent… Source:…



$55 billion bank not paying its $6,250 ICANN fees

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Kuwait Finance House has become the latest new gTLD registry to get slapped with an ICANN breach notice for not paying its quarterly fees. The company is a 40-year-old, Sharia-compliant Kuwaiti bank managing assets of $55.52 billion, according to Wikipedia. It has annual revenue in excess of $700 million. But apparently…



ICANN cancels registrar audit as GDPR headaches loom

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: ICANN has decided to call off a scheduled audit of its registrar base, to enable registrars to focus on sorting out compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation. The biannual audit, carried out by ICANN Compliance, was due to start in May. As you likely know by now, May 25 is…



Daily Poll: Geographic.com Auction Result?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I was the winning bidder on the Geographic.com expiry auction on NameJet yesterday afternoon. There were 122 bids from 84 bidders, and the purchase price was $17,710. Ordinarily, I do not share the price I paid for a domain name, but since this one was a public auction, the price will…



Daily Domain Picks 4-30-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 4-30-18 Had my second sale on BrandBucket with PinChat.com selling for $1,595. Buyer out of China, I got the name in a portfolio buy of 29 names. 3 names have sold so far. I sold one of them Phiona.com at wholesale on Namepros for $130 which sold last…



Iceland breaks ranks on Whois, will publish emails

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Iceland’s ccTLD has become what I believe is the first registry to state that it will continue to publish email addresses in public Whois records after the General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect. The move seems to put the registry, ISNIC, in direct conflict with the opinions of European data…



Security vs. Privacy with GDPR

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: There’s a real security issue with ditching public Whois. Do the benefits outweigh the costs? I’ve written a lot about GDPR and how the domain registrar/registry ecosystem is responding to it. Privacy advocates are using this as an opportunity to push for privacy across the board, and I think…



auDA wins brief reprieve from boardroom battle

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Australian ccTLD registry auDA has managed get a small delay, smaller than it wanted, to the deadline for a special member meeting at which the fate of its chair, CEO and two directors will be decided. After more than 5% of its membership signed a petition calling for the vote, it…



151 Domain Discoveries for April 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…



.com adds 5.5 million names, renewals back over 70%

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Verisign reported first-quarter financial results that reflected a healthier .com namespace following the spike caused by Chinese speculation in 2016. The company Friday reported that .com was up to 133.9 million domains at the end of March, an increase of 5.5 million over the year. The strong showing was tempered slightly…



$117k in Sales on April 29th – 22278.com sold for $13,750 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was 22278.com which sold for $13,750 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 227 sales for a total of $117,100 with an average sale price of $516. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 7% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



Rob Monster – The Future Is Now!

By Mike Sullivan SullysBlog.com: I’ve always enjoyed my interviews and conversations with Rob Monster of Epik.com. I first interviewed Rob back in July of 2010 where he shared his vision of the internet and what he was doing to take things in that direction. You may recall the success of the product portal sites he…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday April 30th , 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: If you’ve noticed something missing lately around DSAD you’re right. The AD part of DSAD has taken some time off. Aaron has gone on hiatus due to his busy schedule. His real job has become much busier and lucrative than anything here at DSAD. Other than this list, there just isn’t much…



eSports Sunday: Yes, eSports are going to be in the Olympics, and probably sooner than you’d think

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I’ve talked about this before and most of the time people tell me that I’m crazy. However as time passes I think I’m looking a little less crazy because whether you’re an eSports fan like me or not, it’s hard to ignore what’s happening in the world of competitive video games. The…



#HugeDomains has priced the #domain UtahJizz .com quite affordably!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: HugeDomains has more than four million domain names under management, and its portfolio is growing daily. It is the largest privately held domain portfolio in the world. A big player at expiring auctions as well, HugeDomains often dips into the services of its DropCatch drop-catching service. We’ve seen HugeDomains going after ……



Insane: France Seizes Geographic Domain Name France.com with Help from Web.com

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK – An unprecedented theft has occurred in the domain space as the European Country of France has stolen the Internet domain name France.com from its owner, who according to a lawsuit filed last month in California “has lawfully owned and used the domain name in commerce since 1994.” Although…



How to negotiate with non-English speaking domain buyers

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: The Risks Of Outbound Marketing Your Domain Names / Domain investors average monthly profit from selling domains / France seizes France.com from the registrant who’s had it since 1994 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: ChristmasSpecial.net – What…



Iceland’s .IS will continue to publish email addresses on whois

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: To comply with the European GDPR Directive, ISNIC will, before May 25th, stop publishing names, addresses and telephone numbers of personal contacts by default from the ISNIC WHOIS database. Customers (individuals) who wish to continue to publish their information, must log in, go to “My Settings” and select “Name … Source:…



The #domain that led to the Golden State killer’s capture is revealed

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A serial killer that terrorized Sacramento for decades has been captured by the FBI, and hopefully justice will be served. The method used by the authorities to capture suspect Joseph James DeAngelo is remarkable: by running a WHOIS on the domain name, IAmTheGoldenStateKiller.com. In an era that data privacy is lacking, GDPR…



AUCTION RECAP OF APRIL 28, 2018

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



Daily Domain Picks 4-29-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 4-29-18 Top sales/closes from yesterday: Burl.com sold 11 years ago on SnapNames for $5,805. intellisys.com 6,389 USD 2018-04-28 NameJet cancunrealestate.com 5,988 USD 2018-04-28 NameJet burl.com 5,088 USD 2018-04-28 NameJet fav.org 4,100 USD 2018-04-28 NameJet cagdas.com 3,234 USD 2018-04-28 NameJet realagent.com … Source: Domaining     



168 Domain Discoveries for April 29th

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…



$125k in Sales on April 28th – Intellisys.com sold for $6,389 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: NameJet had the top five sales yesterday led by Intellisys.com which sold for $6,389. NameBio recorded 244 sales for a total of $124,911 with an average sale price of $512. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 2% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday April 29th , 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: When I say I say my speeches kill I didn’t think they really kill but the other night I though I had. Generally I get good feedback from my talks but I had a person in the crowd that looked less than interested. But we got a little concerned when the talk…



Take A Look Him Now: Bhavin Turakhia Always The Smartest and Most Energetic Of Our Group Who Coul…

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Bhavin Turakhia , Crypto, Getting Rich, Mac Bar Menus, Cannabis Jobs, Bit Coin, New Career strategy with Block Chain. What Is Your Value Is This the World We Are Creating? The Impact of Digital Technologies on Life & Work The 34 Best Mac Menu Bar Apps Going…



Brandable domain name sales week 16: BetterFuture.com, uMedia.com, CoinKing.com

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: I spend a short week with my family in Taiwan for a vacation hence this report of last weeks sales is a bit later than usual. Taiwan has quickly become one of our favorite nearby getaways destinations since we’ve had our daughter. Most hotels and resorts are very kid-friendly, the people…



Saturday Musings – The Strength of Enlightenment

Michael Gilmour: Becoming enlightened is that “aha” moment when the penny drops as you perceive something that you were not aware of before. It’s often the power of these enlightened moments that drive innovation and entrepreneurship as individuals gain a glimpse of what could be rather than what is. So how do you become enlightened?…



Why .net is no longer the second best domain extension

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: How much domain exposure matters / Your Domaining Profits… / DNS propagation / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: .Golf domain names – Share and compare your .golf domain investing … → Source: Domaining     



How do .IO domain prices compare to .COM?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Recently I was talking with another startup founder about domains (yes this happens quite a bit) and she asked a really good question – how do .IO prices compare to .COM. I didn’t have a great answer so thought I would do a little bit of research and find some comparable sales….



If You Didn’t Already Know, Facebook.com Sold for Just $200,000 in 2005

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK, NY – Way back in 2005, the huge social networking website known today as ‘Facebook’ began getting serious and received its first financial investment from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. Shortly thereafter, the dorm room social project which began as TheFacebook.com, recognized the need for a shorter and better domain…



Joint ventures : Has the #domain Cowboys.com been banned from Google?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: We all remember Cowboys.com, the generic shared project that several domain investors acquired for $370,000 dollars, more than a decade ago. Cowboys.com was originally bid on by the Dallas Cowboys, who claimed they believed their $275,000 dollar bid was for $275.00 even. In the 11 years that passed, the joint venture of…



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