Daily archives: May 1st, 2018

Forbes breaks down what makes a “good” domain name

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Forbes had an interesting article today that talked about the importance of having a good domain name to compliment a good business idea. Along with reinforcing the importance of domains in general, they put together a list of qualifications for a good domain: Make It Foolproof Typos happen. While you can’t control…



Where’s the Innovation Revolution?

Michael Gilmour: One of the most frustrating things about the domain industry is the complete lack of innovation. This isn’t necessarily because companies don’t want to innovate but more because they are caught in a bind and can’t innovate. What do I mean by this? Every company should be evolving. Evolution has the sense of…



Unsolicited domain offers – He who blinks first, loses

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Advice for selling common word domains and LL/LLL domains / Random 5L .coms going for good money at auction / Is this domain squatting? / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying Top Crypto Domains – High Budget –…



Forget France, get #Nambia for less than $800 dollars!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: All this noise about France.com is getting nowhere; domain investors looking for great deals should focus on other geodomains instead. We managed to find a great deal, and it’s not about Domainistan. Right now, the domain Nambia.com is up for sale at Sedo, with an asking price of $799 dollars. That’s right,…



Firestorm Over France.com: Outrage Spreading After Domain Taken From Its Rightful Owner

DNJournal: Jean-Noel Frydman has owned France.com for nearly 25 years and ran a solid business on it. It all disappeared overnight when the domain was taken from his account. Source: Domaining     



In Wake of France Domain Theft, Geo .COM Name Space Owners Question Future?

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK – If you had not yet heard, the mega GEO domain “France.com” was recently ‘acquired’ by the European Country of France. Acquired can be a tricky word as the domain asset was, in this case, acquired through what I call an ‘unprecedented theft’ while readers commented that this event…



Great.com: Why Erik Bergman Spent $900,000 to Buy It

By Elliot Silver The second largest domain name sale of 2018 (to date) is the $900,000 sale of Great.com. The domain name was bought by a tech entrepreneur named Erik Bergman at this year’s NamesCon live domain name auction on NameJet. Erik reached out to me discuss why he spent nearly seven figures on Great.com…



Daily Poll: Do You Use Escrow?

By Elliot Silver On the vast majority of deals I do, I either use Escrow.com, Payoneer Escrow, or the escrow provided by a domain name marketplace. The only exceptions are on deals with someone I know very well and trust explicitly. I think using an escrow service is essential, and it is a small cost….



Sedo weekly sales led by a New GTLD My.Bio

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Sedo released their weekly sales and My.Bio led the way at 49,900 Euros, ($59,848). There were two $50,000 sales with MicroMobility.com and yCoin.com selling for the same amount. You want to talk about two different kinds of domains selling for $50,000. Domain name Price Currency .COMs micromobility.com 50,000 USD ycoin.com…



#Sedo sales report : #Domains sold during the week of 4/23/2018 – 4/29/2018

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Welcome to the weekly edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the week between April 23rd – April 29th, 2018. This information is provided courtesy of Sedo.com, sponsors of DomainGang. Lots of big sales this week, with the top 11 domains in the five figure range for…



the Liquid Domain Market Exchange is coming

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Giuseppe Graziano from GGRG.com sent out a message in his latest newsletter about a new offering. LXME – Liquid Domain Market Exchange. He writes: Last March, I had some time to reflect about why I started GGRG.com in the first place, and to me, since the beginning, I always had…



AUCTION RECAP OF APRIL 30, 2018

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



Are old school domain investors still relevant?

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: So last week Rick Schwartz posted a semi – cryptic blog post. Some see it as a potential return to blogging. I thought either blogging or starting up a new forum, or conference. I had mentioned it in conversation to a few people over the weekend. One person asked me why…



Enom pricing increase has some customers pissed off

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: I was reading a post at Namepros and then Mike forwarded me an email with a similar sentiment. Enom is going to be moving people down a tier and some are pretty pissed off. Namepros member WebInceptions posted: I’ve been with eNom through thick and thin from nearly their beginning,…



Great.com: Why Erik Bergman Spent $900,000 to Buy It

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: The second largest domain name sale of 2018 (to date) is the $900,000 sale of Great.com. The domain name was bought by a tech entrepreneur named Erik Bergman at this year’s NamesCon live domain name auction on NameJet. Erik reached out to me discuss why he spent nearly seven figures on…



#Microsoft lost #UDRP for #Minecraft bedroom #domain name

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The almighty Microsoft, owners of the Minecraft brand, lost the UDRP it filed against the domain name Minecraftbedroom.com. The domain name resolves to a web site giving advice on how to create a bedroom with a Minecraft theme. The Minecraft game was acquired by Microsoft in 2014, for $2.5 billion dollars. In…



Bhavin Turakhia: Going From Serial Entrepreneur To Billionaire The Old-Fashioned Way

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Bhavin Turakhia, Mac Menu Bar Apps, Blockchain, Millennials, Early Retirement, Value Is This the World We Are Creating? The Impact of Digital Technologies on Life & Work The 34 Best Mac Menu Bar Apps Going From Serial Entrepreneur To Billionaire The Old-Fashioned Way Bhavin Turakhia, the CEO…



Tucows changes domain name price structure

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: New pricing structure draws ire of some customers. Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX), owner of the dominant reseller domain name platforms Enom and OpenSRS, is introducing new pricing on both of its platforms. The pricing is not uniform across the brands. The pricing structure looks somewhat like an airline mileage club, requiring…



Daily Poll: Do You Use Escrow?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: On the vast majority of deals I do, I either use Escrow.com, Payoneer Escrow, or the escrow provided by a domain name marketplace. The only exceptions are on deals with someone I know very well and trust explicitly. I think using an escrow service is essential, and it is a small…



Microsoft Ventures Rebrands As M12 on M12.vc Domain

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Microsoft Ventures Fund has rebranded as M12 and relaunched the venture on the domain name M12.vc Last week I had noticed that M12.com had been acquired from Name Administration Inc. for an undisclosed amount. At the time, I had noted that M12.vc made a name server change the very same day,…



Domain names are one bright spot for Endurance

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Revenue dips overall but domain business grows. Endurance International Group (NASDAQ: EIGI) reported first quarter earnings before the bell this morning. Revenue dropped year-over-year from $295.1 million in Q1 2017 to $291.4 million in Q1 of this year. Its subscriber base fell from 5.304 million to 5.011 million. The…



Daily Domain Picks 5-1-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 5-1-18 Top sales/closes from yesterday: my.tax 22,500 USD 2018-04-30 Sedo meia.com 17,338 USD 2018-04-30 GoDaddy stracon.com 13,000 USD 2018-04-30 Sedo cp5678.com 7,100 USD 2018-04-30 GoDaddy medicalrobots.com 5,001 USD 2018-04-30 Sedo intent.is 5,000 USD 2018-04-30 Sedo *data courtesy of Namebio Become a better do… Source: Domaining     



Google’s .app gTLD beats .porn to biggest sunrise yet

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The sunrise period for Google Registry’s .app gTLD closed today and it looks like it might be the biggest sunrise of the 2012 round to date. .app had 3,068 domains in its zone file this morning. While not all will be sunrise registrations, it seems very likely that the new domain…



119 Domain Discoveries for May 1st

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…



$227k in Sales on April 30th – My.tax sold for $22,500 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was My.tax which sold for $22,500 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 291 sales for a total of $227,407 with an average sale price of $781. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 28% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, May 1st

By Josh E DSAD.com: I had to go to the dentist today because my face and head felt like it was gonna explode. They fixed a tooth for the 5th time. Every time there’s some issue with the new filling. This is why people get addicted to opiates, they didn’t give me any but there…



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