Daily archives: May 24th, 2018

GDPR is Now Live

By Tim Chen In what we hope is not breaking news for anyone reading the DomainTools blog, GDPR commenced its enforcement period today. We have already seen domain name registrars and registries adjust… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



Help to improve Efty

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Efty (an advertiser here TLDinvestors) has taken to Namepros where a lot of their users reside to get help on improving Efty. Doron posted: It’s been more than four years since @lionel_efty and I set out on a mission to change the way domain name investors manage, market and monetize their…



Transfer problems out of Pheenix

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Customers of Pheenix.com received the following notice the beginning of May, EnCirca (www.encirca.com) was selected by ICANN to manage the bulk transfer of domain names from 49 Pheenix-related registrars recently terminated by ICANN. EnCirca was founded in 2001 and is based outside of Boston, Massachusetts USA. Here is what to…



Are European domainers going to start getting shunned?

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: As we get closer to GDPR being official more and more reactions and questions come in. I noticed today that Theo at DomainGang.com is going to block Europe from accessing his blog. Someone told me I should do that two weeks ago. I had a couple readers express their desire to…



TLD involvement in search results

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: No whois and its effects on sales / Suitors.com Sold for $5,001 / Analysis of reported ngTLD sales / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: StudioPhi.com sold for $24,888 – … → Source: Domaining     



Here we go again, Gay.app sold?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Looks like .App is now getting it’s first “supposed big sale” moment. Let me make clear there is no verification of this sale and it’s being written about more from a what the heck? point of view. If it turns out to be legit we will find out, the organization…



Got #business cards? Start tearing them up per #GDPR requirements

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Data collection is a dangerous practice under the GDPR. The Europe-centric law with extremely long arms, officially crossed over the European Union borders, ever so ready to intimidate start-ups and companies across the Atlantic with its fearsome penalties. It’s May 25th in Europe already, where millions of repressed consumers … Source: Domaining…



Announcing my newest sponsor – DNAcademy, and a bit of history you may or may not know

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I can still remember when Michael Cyger started the DomainSherpa show, and I’ll be honest, my first thought was – who is this guy? I hadn’t seen Michael at any conferences, he didn’t have an existing blog, heck I was pretty sure he wasn’t even a domain investor…so why should he run…



Olsen.com UDRP Complaint is Denied

By Elliot Silver A company called Olsen Holding GmbH of Hamburg, Germany filed a UDRP against the Olsen.com domain name. The UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization. Olsen.com currently forwards to PerfectName.com where there is a landing page offering the domain name for sale for what I believe is a reasonable price…



Daily Poll: Has a Major Site Been Launched on Your Sold Domain?

By Elliot Silver I’ve sold my fair share of domain names, but I don’t recall seeing one turn into a major website before. There are many domain names that have websites on them – some of them are pretty popular in their markets, but I don’t know of a sale that has turned into a…



What it’s like to be that fat person sitting next to you on the plane?

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Flying, Strategy, Knowledge Management, Bitpress, Netflix, Is Vegas The New Silicon Valley? Thought of the Day- Most of the work I do is digging out the buried value propositions, putting them center stage, and eliminating everything else. No one reads all your fancy words! Cashing in On…



AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 23, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on May 23, 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…



Epik will hide whois for all EU customers unless they opt-in to no-masking (non-EU customers will…

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Epik announced today important account changes related to European Union GDPR Compliance. Beginning on May 25, whois details for EU customers will all be masked using Anonymize that is the free whois privacy offered by Epik to all its customers. Domains that are already registered at Epik to non-EU customers will…



Olsen.com UDRP Complaint is Denied

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: A company called Olsen Holding GmbH of Hamburg, Germany filed a UDRP against the Olsen.com domain name. The UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization. Olsen.com currently forwards to PerfectName.com where there is a landing page offering the domain name for sale for what I believe is a reasonable…



Walker Edison is a reverse domain name hijacker

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company files dead-on-arrival cybersquatting dispute. Furniture company Walker Edison has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking by a National Arbitration Forum panelist. The decision comes after Walker Edison Furniture Company filed a cybersquatting complaint under UDRP against the domain name ForestGate.com. Walker Edis… Source: Domaining     



#Olsen .com : Twenty-two year old #domain made it through the #UDRP process!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Olsen.com is a domain registered in 1996, and a very common surname. Despite its age of 22 years, Olsen.com was hit with a UDRP, from Olsen Holding GmbH of Hamburg, Germany. According to the UDRP, the Complainant owns the trade mark OLSEN registered as an international trade mark since at least 1995…



Thick WHOIS for .COM and .NET is officially delayed until 2020

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Akram Atallah, President of ICANN’s Global Domains Division, sent a letter to Patrick Kane, Senior Vice President, Verisign, Inc., confirming the extension of the current implementation deadlines for the Thick WHOIS Consensus Policy for .COM and .NET. Patrick Kane requested a 1-year extension from ICANN last month. The ICANN Bo… Source:…



TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 5/24/2018!

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 5/24/2018. 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     



Daily Poll: Has a Major Site Been Launched on Your Sold Domain?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I’ve sold my fair share of domain names, but I don’t recall seeing one turn into a major website before. There are many domain names that have websites on them – some of them are pretty popular in their markets, but I don’t know of a sale that has turned into…



#GDPR : All #European Union countries to be blocked effective May 25, 2018

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: After nearly 9 years of daily global access to our domain industry publication matched with consistent growth, our audience is about to shrink by 10%. Thanks to GDPR and its ridiculously over-reaching clauses, a decision has been made to block all European Union traffic, effective tomorrow, May 25th, 2018. GDPR is an…



148 Domain Discoveries for May 24th

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…



$138k in Sales on May 23rd – Suitors.com sold for $5,001 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: NameJet had the top three sales yesterday led by Suitors.com which sold for $5,001. NameBio recorded 242 sales for a total of $138,360 with an average sale price of $572. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 23% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



#ForestGate .com : #Domain registered in 1999 gets hit with a #UDRP

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The domain name Forestgate.com was registered in 1999, and almost 20 years later it was hit with a UDRP; the Complainant is Walker Edison Furniture Company LLC. The basis for this UDRP: a pending trademark application. The Complainant applied for the mark FORESTGATE on April 17, 2018, just over a month ago….



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday May 24th , 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: If there is one thing I learned in domain investing its past sales are very useful for establishing value. But don’t trust all the sales. Ron Jackson is the best in the industry at verifying real sales but even he has had a few that turned out to be less than straight…



HP Inc. Acquires Omen.com Domain Name

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: HP Inc. has acquired the premium domain name Omen.com. The domain name was owned by Betty Forsberg and The Charles Forsberg Testamentary Trust (Omen Technology Inc.) according to whois records. A DomainTools screen shot history shows the domain held a MediaOptions landing page with a $250,000 asking price in 2016. In…



Daily Domain Picks 5-24-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 5-24-18 Top sales/closes from yesterday: suitors.com 5,001 USD 2018-05-23 NameJet 18812.com 4,799 USD 2018-05-23 NameJet 98817.com 4,599 USD 2018-05-23 NameJet millux.com 4,500 USD 2018-05-23 Sedo 13895.com 4,150 USD 2018-05-23 GoDaddy cookinginstilettos.com 4,050 USD 2018-05-23 GoDaddy *data courtesy of Nam… Source: Domaining     



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