Daily archives: April 9th, 2018

3L .COMs continue to get hit hard by UDRPs – here’s the next one

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: 2018 has seen 3L .COM’s become a prime target for UDRPs. In most cases, these are domains that have been held by the same person for a long time, often long before the company filing the UDRP was created. Still, when a company doesn’t want to pay five or six-figures for a…



#SpamHaus and #domains : April 2018 report of most abused #TLDs

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Every month, SpamHaus releases a list of the most abused TLDs. It then calculates an index, based on the percentage of abusive domains in a given TLD, ccTLD or gTLD. In other words, it’s not the absolute number of “bad domains” but the ratio that determines how bad a TLD is. How…



How To Project Domain Value To Businesses

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Outbound: How to respond to “I might be interested” / After a Couple Domain Investing Missteps & Schoolboy Errors… / The craze for 4 letter .net and .org / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Floor value of premium…



The Monday Media Wrap Up: Ransomware Trends, Cryptocurrency, and WhiteRose

By DomainTools Articles from March 31 – April 6 WhiteRose ransomware attack sends bizarre poetry in ransom note to victims TechRepublic | James Sanders | April 6, 2018 The warnings that accompany… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



DVT.com Subject of UDRP

By Elliot Silver A UDRP was filed against the three letter .com domain name, DVT.com. The UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It is WIPO case #D2018-0738. DVT.com is a high value LLL.com domain name that was created back in 1995. The domain name appears to be registered privately, so I…



How to Quickly Identify What Is Killing Your Blog Conversions

By Neil Patel Blogging is one of my favorite marketing tools. There are many benefits to blogging—that’s why all my websites have blogs. But honestly, I enjoy it as well. Writing blog posts keeps your finger on the pulse and helps you stay connected with your audience. I’m not saying you have to be in…



#Kenya prepares for new #ccTLD addition to its #domains

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Kenya is getting ready to introduce a new top level domain to its existing ccTLD range, after a series of seismic activities are splitting the African nation. Due to intense tectonic activity, Kenya is being split apart into an east and west direction. While the full split will complete in about 50…



#Kenya prepares for new #ccTLD addition to its #domains

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Kenya is getting ready to introduce a new top level domain to its existing ccTLD range, after a series of seismic activities are splitting the African nation. Due to intense tectonic activity, Kenya is being split apart into an east and west direction. While the full split will complete in about 50…



Daily Poll: Do You Care About Extra GoDaddy Auctions Data?

By Elliot Silver GoDaddy has been adding extra data to its GoDaddy Auctions listings. In the last year or so, the company added data points such as the appraised value and now the traffic and revenue estimates for domain names in the expiry stream. The domain name age and some other data have also been…



Update

By Daniel Negari CEO.XYZ: At XYZ, we track the success of the community very closely and do our best to amplify it. Today we released XYZ… Source: Domaining     



Update

By Daniel Negari CEO.XYZ: At XYZ, we track the success of the community very closely and do our best to amplify it. Today we released XYZ… Source: Domaining     



ICANN confirms GoDaddy Whois probe

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: ICANN is looking into claims that GoDaddy is in breach of its registrar accreditation contract. The organization last week told IP lawyer Brian Winterfeldt that his complaint about the market-leading registrar throttling and censoring Whois queries over port 43 is being looked at by its compliance department. The brief note (pdf)…



New exciting tool for domain name research

By AbdulBasit Makrani AbdulBasit.com: Hello and Assalamo Alaikum, I think not all but many domainers are aware of Zfbot.com and NameDroppers.com. For quite some time, Zfbot is complete paid service and not all can afford or think it’s worth paying. I don’t use it at all. And NameDroppers for which I mentioned in one of…



Grumpier Aussies call for more blood on the auDA boardroom floor

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: A group of pissed-off members of the Australian domain name industry are calling for the heads of auDA’s CEO, its new chair, and two other members of its board. A triumvirate of long-time participants in the auDA community say they have secured enough signatures on a petition to force the organization…



Mike Mann sells 8 domains in March for $112,290 (Kugga(.)com, StephenHawkings(.)com, etc.)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Mike Mann reported selling 8 domain names in March for a total of $112,290. Prices started at $350 for a typo and went up to $28,888. All8 of the sold domains were .com. The average reported domain sales price was $14,036. Here is a look at some of Mike Mann’s domain…



ICANN’s budget mess: the expenses

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: A look at ICANN’s growing expenses. So far I’ve reviewed ICANN’s swelling expenses at a high level as well as the massive headcount growth at the non-profit domain industry overseer. Now let’s dig a little deeper to look at the costs and how they are growing. Here’s a chart…



AUCTION RECAP OF APRIL 8, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on April 8, 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…



Panama, Sherpas and the Domain Market with Andrew Rosener – DNW Podcast #180

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: On this podcast we talk about visiting Panama for ICANN 62, DomainSherpa and the domain market. This week we chat with Media Options CEO Andrew Rosener about three topics. First, we talk about his hometown of Panama City. ICANN is holding a meeting there this summer and Andrew explains…



DVT.com Subject of UDRP

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: A UDRP was filed against the three letter .com domain name, DVT.com. The UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It is WIPO case #D2018-0738. DVT.com is a high value LLL.com domain name that was created back in 1995. The domain name appears to be registered privately, so…



#BigCity .com and #Cracker .com added to #Backpage #domain seizures by the FBI

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Two aged, generic domains have been added to the Backpage seizure list by the FBI. BigCity.com, a domain registered in 1997, and Cracker.com, registered in 1995, are now under the control of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The domain BigCity.com appears to have been an index-based repository of escort ads, perhaps popular…



32-Year Old Sells Company #1 For $8 Million, And Then #2 For $2 Billion

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Content, Instagram, Vero, Spouses in business? Cambridge Analytica 9 Reasons Nobody Pays Attention to Your Content (You Need to Hear This) Instagram Takeover: Attack Of The Micro Brands Bitcoin Will Eventually Be The Single Global Currency; Quick Thoughts About The Facebook Scandal 4 Que… Source: Domaining     



You are OK? Aged dot .com #domain lost in #UDRP thanks to Respondent’s history

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Once you get hit with a UDRP that you don’t respond to, the most likely decision is to lose it by default. In the case of the domain YouAreOK.com, it’s an asset registered in 2009. A company claiming that they are using the mark in commerce since 2010, filed a UDRP against…



$174k in Sales on April 8th – HoustonHotel.com sold for $12,150 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was HoustonHotel.com which sold for $12,150 at DropCatch. NameBio recorded 229 sales for a total of $173,924 with an average sale price of $759. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 16% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



176 Domain Discoveries for April 9th

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 Poll: Do You Care About Extra GoDaddy Auctions Data?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: GoDaddy has been adding extra data to its GoDaddy Auctions listings. In the last year or so, the company added data points such as the appraised value and now the traffic and revenue estimates for domain names in the expiry stream. The domain name age and some other data have also…



Be careful when someone sends an email offering a domain for sale

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Be careful when someone you don’t know emails you a great offer to buy their domain name. Someone is sending emails to domain name owners telling them it’s their lucky day–they can acquire the domain name Luck.com for only $45,000. According to the sender, he knows the domain is…



A couple of guys I’d like to hang out with: Braden Pollock and Nat Cohen

By Mike Sullivan SullysBlog.com: Seriously, how cool would it be to sit down with these two guys and have a beer or dinner and talk about domain names, entrepreneurship, and their experiences. Just an hour with these two guys would be like a full advanced college course in domaining. I would honestly be taking notes…



Mike Mann sells two names he held for 13 years for $73,500 total

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Mike Mann tweeted out about two different sales that were both acquired in 2005. Mann actually purchased both of these name on the same day and for the same price. He held both for 13 years. BetterFuture.com was sold for $65,000 and ChooseLife.org for $8,500. BetterFuture.com has not updated whois…



Daily Domain Picks 4-9-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 4-9-18 Top sales/closes from yesterday: It was all about hotel related domains on Sunday. DropCatch got the top close with HoustonHotel.com at $12,150. NameJet got the next three with geohotels.com names. houstonhotel.com 12,150 USD 2018-04-08 DropCatch hollywoodhotels.com 7,501 USD 2018-04-08 NameJet sanantoniohot… Source: Domaining     



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday April 9th, 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Another fresh Domain Sherpa today. Today’s 3rd panelist is Ammar Kubba. Anyone in this industry knows Ammar and what a legendary domain investor he is. Only his friends know what a great person he is. One of the best souls in this industry. Also a true business person that has started and…



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