Monthly archives: May, 2018

Domain Investors Benefit From Global Online Advertising Trends

Michael Gilmour: Each year, venerable venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins, releases a slide deck which has become the “State of the Union” for the Internet. Of the 294 slides, a number immediately caught my attention as they directly impact domain traffic monetisation. There are over 3.6B Internet users in the world which represents 49% of……



Here’s the Design of my 2018 PMC Jersey

By Elliot Silver As I shared last week, I am hoping to raise $12,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute by riding in the 2018 Pan-Mass Challenge. I reached out to domain industry friends and colleagues to sponsor a customize cycling jersey that I will wear on the second day of the 162 mile ride, and several…



Domain Names, Intellectual Property, And GDPR

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Domain prefixes and suffixes / Buying 2-word .com’s related to healthcare / Flo.com Sold for $127,258 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: .Best domain showcase – Do you have any .best domains you want to show off? Compare…



Why is upload.mn getting so many bids? Am I missing something…

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: So I was looking at expiring domain names on Park.io and noticed that Upload.mn had 14 bids and was currently at $3,600. I did a double take – did I miss something? When did .MN become a hot extension? Looking at NameBio I can see records for six .MN sales: (Source –…



Daily Poll: Worth Upgrading on LinkedIn?

By Elliot Silver Today’s daily poll question is very specific. I have heard a few people mention to me that they upgraded their account to a paid account on LinkedIn in order to connect with decision makers to sell domain names. I have had a free LinkedIn account, and I have been curious about upgrading…



Here’s the Design of my 2018 PMC Jersey

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: As I shared last week, I am hoping to raise $12,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute by riding in the 2018 Pan-Mass Challenge. I reached out to domain industry friends and colleagues to sponsor a customize cycling jersey that I will wear on the second day of the 162 mile ride, and…



Flashback 2008: Why brands need generic domain domain names too

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Companies selling generic products differentiate themselves from their competition by branding their company as being different from all the rest. So why do brands need generic domain domain names? Branding is all about pricing and differentiation. But domains are all about navigation. On the web you need both….



AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 30, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on May 30, 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…



Fabulous #domains : An updated interview with Mike Robertson on the registrar’s current course

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Sponsored content * Not too long ago, Fabulous.com was re-introduced as a stand-alone brand, under the mother company Directnic. The popular registrar went through visual and functional transformations, redesigning Fabulous.com. Seven months have passed since we interviewed Mike Robertson, at the time of the acquisition, so it’… Source: Domaining     



CentralNic reports 2017 earnings, merger with KeyDrive still in the works

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company reports revenue increase in 2017 and hopes to merge with KeyDrive in Q3. Domain name company CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) published its 2017 annual report (pdf) today. Topline revenue increased from £22.1m in 2016 to £24.3m in 2017. Profit after tax was basically flat at £1.0, but the…



German court denies injunction against Tucows’ registrar EPAG over GDPR

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Court agrees with Tucows that some Whois data is redundant. A German Court in Bonn has denied (pdf) ICANN’s request for an injunction against Tucows’ domain name registrar EPAG. ICANN filed the injunction request last Friday, the day the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. EPAG…



Daily Poll: Worth Upgrading on LinkedIn?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Today’s daily poll question is very specific. I have heard a few people mention to me that they upgraded their account to a paid account on LinkedIn in order to connect with decision makers to sell domain names. I have had a free LinkedIn account, and I have been curious about…



11 recent end user domain name sales

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: A software company, chatbot customer service tech company and padlock maker bought domain names. DNW readers tell me they get a lot of value out of the end user domain sales lists. Unfortunately, these are going to be much harder to create with obscured Whois records. It can still…



Freddy Von Schnauzer Turns 11 Today but it May be his Last Birthday!

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! Many of you know of or have met Freddy Von Schnauzer when he was the Mascot of TRAFFIC from 2007 until is retirement in 2014. Today is his 11th birthday!! YAY! But it is very unlikely he will see his 12th. BOO! HISS!! Last week they found 2…



138 Domain Discoveries for May 31st

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…



$331k in Sales on May 30th – Flo.com sold for $127,258 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Flo.com which sold for $127,258 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 260 sales for a total of $331,276 with an average sale price of $1,274. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 9% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



German court denies GDPR injunction against EPAG (Tucows)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) today announced that a German regional court (LG Bonn) has issued a decision on the injunction proceedings ICANN initiated against EPAG, a Germany-based, ICANN-accredited registrar that is part of the Tucows Group. The Court has determined that it would not… Source: Domaining…



Court denies ICANN’s GDPR injunction against Tucows

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: A German court has refused ICANN’s request for a GDPR-related injunction against Tucows’ local subsidiary EPAG, throwing a key prong of ICANN’s new Whois policy into chaos. EPAG now appears to be free to stop collecting contact information for each domain’s administrative and technical contacts — the sta… Source: Domaining     



.App is The Fastest Growing New GTLD Extension

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! Google’s .App is the Fastest Growing New GTLD. I have watched the numbers daily and going up against some 600 GTLD competitors, .App is registering more domains than any other. That is with the exception of .ICU. Really?? .ICU (a really crappy extension) had 24,000 registrations the first…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday May 31st , 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Some pretty good names on the list today. Godaddy just banks so much money in these auctions. Millions a week of absolutely free money. There isn’t a better margin product that I’ve ever come across other than the police auctioning off seized items. People often ask me what I think about Estibot…



Daily Domain Picks 5-31-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 5-31-18 A tale of two 3L.coms on Wednesday, Flo.com sold for $127,258 on Sedo, Dqo.com closed at $14,500 on NameJet. 13.co closed at $8,888 on GoDaddy, most likely to a Chinese buyer that wanted the best of luck with 8888. Top sales/closes from yesterday: flo.com 127,258 USD 2018-05-30…



Say hello to the #NewEfty

By Doron Vermaat Efty.com: We set out to completely revamp the Efty application, streamline the menus, simplify navigation and build a responsive layout for all devices and operating systems. The result is a platform with a strong emphasis on helping you make more money, by driving more sales and better reporting. Come check it out…



GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner on CNBC’s Fortt Knox

By Elliot Silver GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner made an appearance on CNBC’s Fortt Knox show during the Recode Code Conference being held in California. Scott, who has been CEO of GoDaddy since January of this year, discussed a variety of topics related to the company in this wide ranging 20 minute interview. He discussed everything…



Approximate Sale Price of Indigo.com Revealed

By Elliot Silver Another (most likely) seven figure domain name has has been revealed by George Kirikos on Twitter this afternoon. George noted the annual report from Indigo Books & Music stated the company spent roughly $2.7 million USD on domain names in the last year. Included in the company’s purchases is the Indigo.com domain…



BQDN Tops Chart With 3 Six-Figure Sales & George Kirikos Uncovers a 7-Figure Blockbuster

DNJournal: A lot of big sales news for you this week. James Booth at BQDN.com had the top 5 sales on our latest chart & George Kirikos uncovered another huge sale. Source: Domaining     



I sell a domain a week, but are they selling too cheap?

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Selling a domain in a single extension versus a package of multiple extensions / Near Sales Experience / Kosa.com Sold for $14,050 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: … → Source: Domaining     



GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner on CNBC’s Fortt Knox

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner made an appearance on CNBC’s Fortt Knox show during the Recode Code Conference being held in California. Scott, who has been CEO of GoDaddy since January of this year, discussed a variety of topics related to the company in this wide ranging 20 minute interview. He discussed…



How to Increase Clicks by Mastering Your Headlines

By Neil Patel What draws people to your content? In the past, I’ve explained how to write introductions that make the rest of your post irresistible. But before readers can even have a chance to read your intros, they’ll need to click on your headline. Headlines go way beyond just blog posts. This is something…



Daily Poll: How Fast Do You Respond to Offers?

By Elliot Silver There are many schools of thought on how quickly to respond to an inbound offer or inquiry. Some people like to respond while the offer is fresh so the prospect doesn’t find something else or have second thoughts. Others prefer to hold out on their response so the prospect doesn’t think the…



5 Ways to Track Down a Domain Owner After GDPR

By James Iles NamePros.com: On May 25th, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect, aiming to give control to consumers over their personal data. The regulation is being enforced across the European Union and European Economic Area but also affects the exportation of personal data outside the region. As with…



Indigo.com Likely Sold for 7 Figures

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Another (most likely) seven figure domain name has has been revealed by George Kirikos on Twitter this afternoon. George noted the annual report from Indigo Books & Music stated the company spent roughly $2.7 million USD on domain names in the last year. Included in the company’s purchases is the Indigo.com…



Domain Names Are A Two-Sided Coin

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: “We don’t want to miss this one the way we did when we said Google AdWords has nothing to do with us.” ~~ Steve Hayden, vice chairman- Ogilvy & Mather. Domains Greatest Value Is For Advertising Domains have value for SEARCH. But domains have even more value for…



Welcome to domaining 2.0 – The version where you don’t have any domain ownership records!

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Friday, May 25, 2018 was the start of a new, shittier, internet. Welcome to domaining 2.0. The version where you don’t have any domain name ownership records! Yes, that is right. No one knows from Friday that you own a domain name. Well, the registrar “maybe” knows it but that will…



AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 29, 2018

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



XYZ celebrates our 4th birthday by giving back to the internet

By Team XYZ Gen.XYZ: This Saturday is .xyz’s 4th birthday! We’re celebrating 4 years of supporting the next generation of internet users by giving them the freedom to get online with an affordable and memorable domain name, and the power to choose the domain that they want. Our mission from Day 1 has been to…



Google sues more “Google Listings” telemarketers

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Google files lawsuits against companies that it claims mislead businesses about their Google listings. If your phone number is associated with a business, there’s a great chance you’ve been on the receiving end of telemarketing calls or robocalls like this. The caller usually claims to be affiliated with Google…



Brandable domain name sales week 21: Wiise.com, iWorks.com, HeartHero.com

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: “Are double letters the latest micro-trend?” asked Keith deBoer in this post from 2016. Two years have passed since that post was published and we continue to regularly see sales of domains with double letters make it into the weekly list of the highest brandable domain name sales. Wiise is a…



Daily Poll: How Fast Do You Respond to Offers?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: There are many schools of thought on how quickly to respond to an inbound offer or inquiry. Some people like to respond while the offer is fresh so the prospect doesn’t find something else or have second thoughts. Others prefer to hold out on their response so the prospect doesn’t think…



Daily Domain Picks 5-30-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 5-30-18 Kosa.com was the top close on Tuesday at $14,050. Quantex.com was second, that was a name I really liked but I did think it got too pricey by the end for a reseller. CasinoBonus.org great result for a .org in my opinion. Top sales/closes from yesterday: kosa.com…



126 Domain Discoveries for May 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…



$156k in Sales on May 29th – Kosa.com sold for $14,050 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Kosa.com which sold for $14,050 at DropCatch. NameBio recorded 237 sales for a total of $156,165 with an average sale price of $659. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 3% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



Keyword Rich .COM and People Names in .COM Reg Fee Opps More than 35 Items

By admin DropGRABS.com: Today’s Treat List All Available in .COM CCC CCCC and some Keyword Rich Domains and a Handful of People Names in .COM Enjoy the List AVAILABLE for REG FEE – … Source: Domaining     



The Rise and Fall of the EU Clusterf*ck Known as GDPR. My Take!

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! Directnic has a toggle switch to make your whois info public or not. Many other registrars are doing the same thing or figuring other ways to avoid this mess called GDPR and make whois available. I am sure in a few weeks there will be many workarounds on…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday May 30th , 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: The talk is all GDRP but in the background are the fantastic sales at the top. Top end domains are killing it. Even at the auctions top names are getting five figures. The question is this. Do you take the money or do things continue to go higher form here? Being honest…



.XYZ Special Offers to Mark 4 Year Anniversary

By Elliot Silver The .XYZ Registry will be celebrating its fourth anniversary by offering two deals on renewals and registrations of .XYZ domain names. The offers will run from May 30 – June 30, 2018. I was told that 30 domain registrars have signed up to offer special promotions to customers, and the Registry is…



Forbes covers exact-match domain names…but gets the link between domains and SEO wrong

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Domain names have been getting some nice attention by Forbes recently with the latest article hitting today discussing exact-match domain names and their popularity with investors. Along with covering why exact-match domains are so interesting to investors, and why .COM is still the way to go: When selecting your domain, it’s also…



Boat break down video

By Josh E DSAD.com: Here’s the video of the river fun shot by my friend Doug who was the passenger. Special thanks to the Bainbridge Fire co, for the tow. The post Boat break down video appeared first on DSAD. Source: Domaining     



Investing in Youtuber Channel Domains

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: The rage with .net CHIP domains / A domain is now locked via a marketplace negotiation / SofortPay.de Sold for $13,955 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Domain investors and famous people – What famous person(s) have you…



Is New gTLD Financing a Match Made in Heaven?

By Alvin Brown TLDInvestors.com: Of course, financing domain names is nothing new under the sun. Domain leasing and financing certainly happens each and every week, if not on a daily basis. It’s not news to read about a person or company leveraging varying financing options to hopefully stake their claim to highly-valued virtual real estate….



List of Registrars Showing Public Whois After GDPR

By Elliot Silver GDPR went into effect last week. Even though GDPR is a European Union data protection and privacy regulation that does not cover Americans or other people who are not EU citizens, some domain registrars totally eliminated public Whois lookup information to ensure they do not violate GDPR regulations and potentially expose themselves…



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