Daily archives: May 22nd, 2018

Sedo’s GDPR Solution: “Owner Self-Verification”

By Elliot Silver Sedo just sent out an email to customers in response to the upcoming GDPR changes that are going to make domain name ownership verification more difficult. Many registrars will likely eliminate public Whois records, and European registrants at other registrars will likely have their Whois information private or not shown depending on…



2018 Pan-Mass Challenge Fundraiser

By Elliot Silver I will be riding in the 2018 Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston. DFCI is one of the leading cancer organizations in the world – both in terms of cancer treatment and cancer research. Last year’s Pan-Mass Challenge raised $51 million for Dana-Farber! I For the…



Forced traffic versus organic traffic to a domain

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Sell or Not to Sell – Legal/Moral Dilemma? / Report.org Sold for $8,500 / Showcase and discuss 3-word domain names / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: 3P.tv sold … → Source: Domaining     



GGRG’s Latest Quarterly Analysis of Liquid Domain Sales Shows Continuing Strength of Short .COMs

DNJournal: Domain brokerage & consultancy GGRG.com has released their 1Q-2018 report on “liquid domain names”. It shows short .coms continue to attract big money. Source: Domaining     



Daily Poll: Are You Ready for GDPR?

By Elliot Silver The long anticipated GDPR implementation date is this coming Friday. The Whois system changes that are coming as a result of GDPR are probably going to have a pretty big impact on the domain investment space. I speculated that GDPR might benefit some domain investors, but I think it will likely cause…



#Sedo sales report : #Domains sold during the week of 5/14/2018 – 5/20/2018

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Welcome to the weekly edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the week between May 14th – May 20th, 2018. This information is provided courtesy of Sedo.com, sponsors of DomainGang. Several big sales this week, with the top 6 domains in the five figure range for .com,…



Sedo weekly sales led by Salvage.com and eSports.io

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Sedo released their weekly sales and there was a tie at the top. Salvage.com and eSports.io both sold for $40,000. Lotto-News.de sold for 29,500 Euros, ($34,747). Go.exchange sold for $30,000. 52 .com sales 19 cctld sales 5 other gtld sales Domain name Price Currency .COMs salvage.com 40,000 USD wiise.com 18,000…



Sedo’s GDPR Solution: “Owner Self-Verification”

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Sedo just sent out an email to customers in response to the upcoming GDPR changes that are going to make domain name ownership verification more difficult. Many registrars will likely eliminate public Whois records, and European registrants at other registrars will likely have their Whois information private or not shown depending…



7 Ways I am Preparing for GDPR

By Elliot Silver GDPR is coming this Friday, May 25. Unless there is a last minute reprieve (litigation or something else unexpected), the Whois system will likely disappear. This is going to have a big impact on the business of domain name investing. It will become harder to contact domain name owners. It could become…



False alarm : Two letter #domain ix.com did not end up in #China after all

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Last week there was speculation that ix.com, a premium LL .com domain name owned by Media Options, was sold. Canadian domain investor, George Kirikos, who monitors two letter (LL) .com domains closely, noticed that ix.com became unlocked; that, might indicate a sale had taken place. We can now confirm that the domain…



The largest hyphenated sale ever at $1million? Block-Chain.com

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: So there was a big blockchain conference (Consensus 2018) that just concluded. NewsBtc.com reported that at Consensus 2018 Block-Chain.com sold for $1million or 111 BTC. One of the largest ever cryptocurrency domain name acquisitions was announced during Consensus 2018, the 4th annual blockchain technology summit sponsored by CoinDes… Source: Domaining…



2018 Pan-Mass Challenge Fundraiser

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I will be riding in the 2018 Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston. DFCI is one of the leading cancer organizations in the world – both in terms of cancer treatment and cancer research. Last year’s Pan-Mass Challenge raised $51 million for Dana-Farber! I For…



AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 21, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on May 21, 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…



Six months later : SEO benefits of using #hashtags in #domain related posts

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: In late November 2017, DomainGang decided to embark on an SEO experiment: using hashtags in the post headlines. Six months have passed since, and we have some interesting results to share. But first, some background information on the use of hashtags. By adding the hashtag symbol (#) before specific, article-related keywords, we…



Namesilo makes WHOIS Privacy default for new domain registrations but you can opt-in to disable it

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Namesilo is taking some steps to improve the default privacy settings to help customers better protect their personal information but they are also providing opt-in to disabling WHOIS privacy. Namesilo is making these changes as new data protection laws (GDPR) come into effect in the EU/EEA. Any domain contacts which specify…



Domain name transfer process changes this week

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: New registrar won’t have to get positive authorization from Form of Authorization. A temporary change to the inter-registrar domain name process kicks in later this week due to Whois changes associated with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In many cases, domain name registrars will not be able…



FoxWHOIS – All in one domain checker software

By AbdulBasit Makrani AbdulBasit.com: Hello and Assalamo Alaikum, Recently I came across a great software called FoxWHOIS which is especially designed for domainers looking to bulk check domains, drop catching domains with low-mid tier quality. I haven’t tested any domain for catching so can’t say how good is that but I like for using bulk…



Mind-blowing : How do #Germans pronounce #domain names with dashes?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Dashed domains: They do exist, in order to separate words, and make things more legible. In fact, domains can be formed with as many dashes as you need, as in the case of Sex—Sex.com. Oddly, Sex—-Sex.com was once registered, but not anymore. Nope, domain names can’t begin or end with a dash,…



Expert Exchange: How Do You Speed Up the Learning Process for Potential Buyers?

By James Iles NamePros.com: Typically, end users are the type of buyers that pay the highest prices for domain names. Scrolling through NameBio, you’ll see numerous examples of startups to corporations paying five, six, or seven figures for the best names. End users aren’t necessarily domain experts, and many of them may wonder why a…



#HoweyCoins : SEC-operated #domain meant to teach a lesson about #ICO

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wants your money and investments to be safe. That’s why they created HoweyCoins, a safe investment vehicle to put all your funds into – no questions asked. HoweyCoins can be bought in a pre-ICO mega sale. So what are HoweyCoins good for? HoweyCoins are officially registered…



Daily Poll: Are You Ready for GDPR?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: The long anticipated GDPR implementation date is this coming Friday. The Whois system changes that are coming as a result of GDPR are probably going to have a pretty big impact on the domain investment space. I speculated that GDPR might benefit some domain investors, but I think it will likely…



Ebru.com has a 1.25 million Euro bid on Sedo

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Nice way to start an auction, Ebru.com has a 1,250,000 Euro bid on Sedo. What is the meaning of the name Ebru? Means “paper marbling” in Turkish. Paper marbling is the art of creating colourful patterns on paper. Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Ebru https://www.behindthename.com/name/ebru…



Daily Domain Picks 5-22-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 5-22-18 Top sales/closes from yesterday: report.org 8,500 USD 2018-05-21 Flippa milchina.com 6,306 USD 2018-05-21 GoDaddy hellominnesota.com 3,000 USD 2018-05-21 BuyDomains sssz.com 2,497 USD 2018-05-21 GoDaddy shichu.com 2,320 USD 2018-05-21 DropCatch hellochennai.com 2,000 USD 2018-05-21 BuyDomains *data c… Source: Domaining     



GoDaddy will continue publishing most domain owner data

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Registrar is more selective about which Whois records will be redacted in wake of GDPR. With the GDPR deadline quickly approaching, the world’s largest domain name registrar has been mostly silent on its plans. Over the past week, I connected with GoDaddy (NYSE:GDDY) to understand what it plans to…



TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 5/22/2018!

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 5/22/2018. 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     



7 Ways I am Preparing for GDPR

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: GDPR is coming this Friday, May 25. Unless there is a last minute reprieve (litigation or something else unexpected), the Whois system will likely disappear. This is going to have a big impact on the business of domain name investing. It will become harder to contact domain name owners. It could…



94 Domain Discoveries for May 22nd

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…



$105k in Sales on May 21st – Report.org sold for $8,500 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Report.org which sold for $8,500 at Flippa. NameBio recorded 241 sales for a total of $105,098 with an average sale price of $436. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 25% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday,May 22nd

By Josh E DSAD.com: Here’s something to watch if you have your names at Godaddy and don’t have auto renewal turned on. I don’t like auto renewal because I end up renewing names that I didn’t mean to and that price tag adds up quick. If you don’t have that many names it shouldn’t be…



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