Daily archives: May 17th, 2018

#GoDaddy : Latest #domain rebranding drops the face

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: GoDaddy delivered its latest domain rebranding, tossing out its old stylized logo for a new one. Gone is the smiling geek face, along with the black print. That’s right, the Daddy is gone! The new logo, as it appears on GoDaddy.com, features green text – as in, the color of money. A…



The fastest domain flips from acquisition to resale

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Selling domains without a bank account / When your domain name is also a slogan / Senate Barely Passes Resolution to Restore Net Neutrality / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: LivingOnLight.com sold for $15,000 – Yet another motivating…



Pair of 3-Letter .Com Sales Totaling Nearly Half a Million Dollars Top This Week’s Chart

DNJournal: After being away on vacation last week I have a double dose of sales data for you this time out, led by two 3-letter .com blockbusters. Source: Domaining     



Compound (.Finance) Raises $8.2 Million

By Elliot Silver A startup using a .Finance domain name has raised an $8.2 million round of funding from some of the leading venture capital firms, according to TechCrunch. Compound Labs, which can be found by visiting Compound.Finance, was founded in 2017. The VC firms that reportedly invested in Compound include Coinbase’s venture fund, Andreessen…



.App domains can now be listed at Sedo

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: One of the problems with .app domains is the https requirement and some websites would not list them. Sedo has now updated their offerings and you can list .app domains. They tweeted today: 📯 As promised: .APP domains can now be listed for sale at Sedo 📯 Good luck selling…



If you are looking to sell your 3L.coms cheap this guy will help

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: From the get your comedy at Namepros instead of ComedyCentral.com or FunnyorDie.com file, there is a domains wanted thread that you would think was a prank, but it’s not. $$$$ INSTANT SALES COME AND SELL 4L $130 3L $400 Now of course anyone can set whatever budget they like, but I…



Sahar Sarid arrested on charges related to Mugshots.com

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: California AG files criminal charges against Sarid and three other people it says were behind extortion scheme. The alleged owners of Mugshots.com might find their own mugshots on the site soon. This includes domain name investor Sahar Sarid. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced charges of extortion, money laundering,……



Daily Poll: Have You Leased a Domain Name?

By Elliot Silver Generally speaking, I am a fan of leasing domain names. A lease provides a monthly or annual income on a domain name my company owns. The usage of the domain name can make it either more valuable for a future sale if the lease doesn’t work out – and it can make…



Now is the time to join ICA

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: There’s a lot worth fighting for in 2018. This year is going to be an important one for the domain name industry and domain investors. Domain investors face serious headwinds from the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. Changes to Whois will drastically change how we securely transfer domain names,…



Mike Mann sells 11 domains in April for $247,364 (BetterFuture .com, TotalDesign .com, etc.)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Mike Mann reported selling 11 domain names in April for a total of $247,364. Prices started at $4,200 and went up to $65,000. All 11 of the sold domains were .com. The average reported domain sales price was $22,488. Here is a look at some of Mike Mann’s domain sales and…



AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 16, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on May 16, 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…



After #GDPR kicks in, no more data about “final notice” #domain scammers will be shared

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: If you’re getting a lot of email spam from “final notice” scammers, you’re not alone. Those cybercriminals often hide in Asia or Europe, blasting emails to domain owners using WHOIS databases. Their emails serve a dual purpose: to ping the recipient’s email validity, and to attempt further scamming for u… Source: Domaining…



Compound (.Finance) Raises $8.2 Million

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: A startup using a .Finance domain name has raised an $8.2 million round of funding from some of the leading venture capital firms, according to TechCrunch. Compound Labs, which can be found by visiting Compound.Finance, was founded in 2017. The VC firms that reportedly invested in Compound include Coinbase’s venture fund,…



#DomainSpa : Fifteen year ago, #domains after the dot-com bust of 2000

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Fifteen years ago, DomainSpa was busy capitalizing on the dot-com bust aftermath. The brain child of the late entrepreneur, Igal Lichtman, DomainSpa was a small, private label for monetizing domain names. Lichtman seized an opportunity, when he realized that many companies that went under in 2000-2002 failed to renew their domains, t……



Bitcoin could soar as high as $64,000 next year

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Bitcoin, Copywriting, Warby Parker, Wharton, Venture Capital, Sugar Three ways Bitcoin could be brought down, co-opted, or made irrelevant Today: Death, Bitcoin, Hypnotism, Self-driving cars, Freelancing, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett Over 400 Startups Are Trying to Become the Next Warby Parker. Inside … Source: Domaining     



Daily Poll: Have You Leased a Domain Name?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Generally speaking, I am a fan of leasing domain names. A lease provides a monthly or annual income on a domain name my company owns. The usage of the domain name can make it either more valuable for a future sale if the lease doesn’t work out – and it can…



NBCUniversal Sells Sandbox.com Domain to Sandbox Ad Agency

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Things indicate that NBCUniversal has sold the premium generic domain name Sandbox.com to Sandbox Ad Agency. Sandbox.com has been owned by NBC for sometime now but this morning I detected that the domain name has transferred out of brand protection registrar MarkMonitor to GoDaddy. Whois records do NOT indicate a change…



TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 5/17/2018!

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 5/17/2018. 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     



Donuts invests in Cognate, a blockchain-trademark company

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Cognate uses blockchain tech to record proof-of-use of trademarks. Donuts.Ventures, the investing arm of new top level domain name registry Donuts, has invested in Cognate. Cognate uses blockchain technology to record proof-of-use of trademarks. I interviewed Cognate founder Bennett Collen on DNW Podcast #137. At the time, the busine……



140 Domain Discoveries for May 17th

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…



$206k in Sales on May 16th – NJD.com sold for $25,322 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: DropCatch had the top sale of the day for two days in a row, this time it was NJD.com which sold for $25,322. NameBio recorded 263 sales for a total of $205,954 with an average sale price of $783. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 4% in…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday May 17th , 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Raymond had a question on TheDomains asking a question to people that have been domain investing whether domain investing is better or worse now. Most people said worse. They miss the PPC and the availability of good domains at a reasonable price. I completely disagree that its worse. If you have been…



Now that they got funding time to change the name?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Peoople is a friend & influencer recommendation based app that enables its users to discover restaurants, books, movies and more. They just closed their first round of funding for 500,000 Euros. They are using Peoople.co The name is a bit clunky, even with the trend of spelling brandables with an…



Daily Domain Picks 5-17-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 5-17-18 Top sales/closes from yesterday: Strong day for .io with op.io closing at $9,000 and IOT (Internet of Things).io closing at $6,025. NJD.com closed at DropCatch at $25,322. That market has cooled off on the wholesale side. njd.com 25,322 USD 2018-05-16 DropCatch cast.ai 18,500 USD 2018-05-16 Flippa pate.com…



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