Monthly archives: June, 2018

Saturday Musings – Open Heart Surgery

Michael Gilmour: For a long time I’ve been putting off conducting open heart surgery….but this past week I decided that it was about time I pulled out the scalpel and made an incision. Thankfully, not on a human but on a platform I developed. Like many things in life I’ve been procrastinating about doing this…



BookZz.org sold for $12,002

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Starting a company using a .com, but somebody is already using the .in version / Forbes Magazine: Domain Name Do’s and Don’ts / Showcase and Discuss Turbine domains / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying Digital Marketing Agency…



Australia’s .Au domain names are now managed by Afilias

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Handover to Afilias is now complete. It’s already July 1 in Australia, and that means that Afilias is now the backend registry service provider for over 3 million domain names ending in .Au. .Au domain overseer auDA put the contract for managing .au out to bid, and in December…



Pricing and Profits; Threading the Eye of the Needle

By Keith deBoer DNGeek.com: Everybody knows that if we price our domains too high, they won’t sell and we’ll go bankrupt, right? Well not everybody. As newbies we think we’ve struck gold with hand-regged domains like SandpaperSusan.com and we list them for sale at 5 figures. After a year when it hasn’t sold we feel…



AUCTION RECAP JUNE 29, 2018

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



Here’s Why You Didn’t Get That Job: Your Name … And Why Your Domain Name Matters

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Domain Names, Schwag, Robots, Space War, Cannabis Here’s why you didn’t get that job: your name What’s in a name … the entire direction of your career, according to new research How Robots Will Change the 150 Million Jobs in the U.S. Inc. Editors Jim Ledbetter, Jon…



Citi Bank loses #UDRP for Citifymarketplace .com #domain

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Sometimes, even giant corporations fail, and Citigroup Inc., a monolith of a financial bank, just lost the UDRP it filed for the domain Citifymarketplace.com. Citigroup has been defending its CITI mark very aggressively, and this UDRP targets a domain that promotes a “CITIFY” brand: “CITIFY is simple and practical t… Source: Domaining…



Some very interesting domain name statistics

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Afnic has published its 2017 study on the global domain name market, based on ICANN statistics, registry figures, specialized site information and internal research: At the end of 2017, the global domain name market represented some 342 million domain names, including 172 million legacy TLDs (.COM, .NET, .ORG, etc.), 24 million…



Startup Saturday: One of the hottest startups, valued at over $1B is branding on a .CO domain

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: One of, if not the, hottest companies in the startup world right now is Bird Scooters. The startup launched less than two years ago and recently raised a monster $300M round of funding at a valuation north of $1B. This has left many people scratching their heads but some of the top…



99 Domain Discoveries for June 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…



$172k in Sales on June 29th – 8437.com sold for $16,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was 8437.com which sold for $16,000 at NameJet. NameBio recorded 232 sales for a total of $172,083 with an average sale price of $742. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 5% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, June 30th

By Josh E DSAD.com: On Tuesday I went fishing in the Chesapeake bay for stripers on a friends boat. The fishing wasn’t great, I caught a few, but I had a good time. The waves were crazy, over 5 feet on a regular basis, so despite not catching many fish I always count it as…



Local or Global? Your Domain Name may be the Decider!

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! Are you a local company or are you a global company? If you are a local company you can do lots of different things and tricks and not worry about it. Your business is small. It’s intended to stay small. That’s fine. However if you intend to grow…



Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in.

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! One of the famous lines from the Godfather. “Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in.” That may be a line in a movie for most, for me it was a cautionary take because it is so easy to be pulled back in. It’s like…



Daily Domain Picks 6-30-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 6-30-18 All over the block on Friday, a 4N.com led the way at $16,000 for 8437.com. Bookzz.org closed at $12,002 on DropCatch. This was a popular website to download books for free. https://www.quora.com/Is-it-illegal-to-download-books-or-ar ticles-from-bookzz Top sales/closes from yesterday: 8437.com 16,000 USD 20… Source: Domaining     



One-word .IO’s are starting to cross the $5,000+ mark, at wholesale

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I was interested to see the latest sales results from Park.io, there were two .IO names that recently sold that crossed the $5,000 mark. The names were Strategy.io which sold for $6,350 and Seeker.io for $6,000. What I think makes this particularly interesting is that Park.io is a site that catches expired…



Daily Poll: Where Do You Live?

By Elliot Silver I am able to get a fairly reasonable idea of where people who visit DomainInvesting.com live based on the demographic data I can access in Google Analytics. With VPNs, traveling, and other ISP related issues, this is imperfect. In addition, this data is for everyone who visits my blog rather than the…



Domain Research and Threat Investigation tools

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Domain Research and Threat Investigation tools / Newly Sold Hand Registered Domains / VQX.com sold for $11,578 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Show Me Your .Tips! – Are … → Source: Domaining     



7 Most Popular Blogs of Q2 2018

By Kelsey LaBelle Q2 has been a fruitful quarter here at DomainTools. Not only did we launch major enhancements to our investigative platform, Iris, we also hired top talent for critical roles including… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



9 Tips to Create Highly Engaging Content

By Neil Patel Anyone can produce content. But content without a purpose is not effective. You need to consider the goals of your content marketing strategy. Ask yourself what you want your audience to do when they consume your content. Whatever that answer is, your content needs to be engaging if you want to accomplish…



AUCTION RECAP JUNE 28, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on June 28, 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…



How Gary Millin’s World Accelerator Continues to Develop Some of the Web’s Best Domain Names

DNJournal: Several years ago we wrote about the spectacular.com domain portfolio being developed by Gary Millin”s World Accelerator. Forbes just featured Gary in a new interview. Source: Domaining     



Daily Poll: Where Do You Live?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I am able to get a fairly reasonable idea of where people who visit DomainInvesting.com live based on the demographic data I can access in Google Analytics. With VPNs, traveling, and other ISP related issues, this is imperfect. In addition, this data is for everyone who visits my blog rather than…



Google Adwords no more

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Google is changing the name of its iconic Adwords advertising service. For those nostalgic about the old days of online advertising, we’re almost at the end of an era. Google Adwords is rebranding its service as merely Google Ads in the coming weeks. The rebranding makes sense. Adwords started…



Internet Reboot Report : Next 100 years very difficult for #domain investing

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A sobering new report unveils a grim future for domain investing in the 22nd century. In the next 100 years, domainers will face a series of challenges, some of which will be very hard to overcome. The latest Internet Reboot Report presents its scientifically researched analysis, along with raw data on domain…



#AquaFX .com : Complainant in #UDRP found guilty of #RDNH

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The registrant of the aged domain AquaFX.com scored a big victory at the National Arbitration Forum, repelling the Complainant’s UDRP. The Respondent was represented by ESQwire.com, sponsors of DomainGang. A three member panel, consisting of David L. Kreider, Ho-Hyun Nahm, and Neil Anthony Brown found the Complainant guilty of… Source: Domaining     



122 Domain Discoveries for June 29th

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…



$140k in Sales on June 28th – NetID.ch sold for $11,579 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: Sedo had the top five sales yesterday led by NetID.ch which sold for $11,579. NameBio recorded 222 sales for a total of $140,006 with an average sale price of $631. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 6% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



Rick and Frank on Gtld’s Circa 2000. Back to the Future! PRICELESS!!!!!! MUST READ!

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! So, I have 153 blog posts that I have written and never published. This is one of them. My thoughts, Franks thoughts on new extensions from the year 2000. I wrote this back in 2014. Get ready to DIE LAUGHING! FOR THE RECORD and ON THE RECORD! Do…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday June 29th , 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Stories. I find myself telling them all the time. Things I’ve done. People I’ve met. Places I’ve been. I have met a lot of people over the years and while I am not necessarily a better storyteller than others, I do pay attention to things more than almost anyone I’ve met. I…



6 Months off of Twitter, 3 months off Facebook.

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! I believe the last comment I left on Twitter before I deleted my account was on December 31st last year. Not easy to break a habit but this was not hard. Later on when the privacy issue hit Facebook, I did the same thing there. Trust is a…



Marshalls (TJX) Acquires Marshalls.com From Marshalls PLC

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Marshalls department stores, which is owned by TJX Companies, has acquired the domain name Marshalls.com from Marshalls PLC of the UK. Both are publicly traded companies. Marshalls (TJX) is currently using the domain name MarshallsOnline.com for the brands main website, while Marshalls (UK) is/was using both Marshalls.com (corporate)… Source: Domaining     



What Does the Domain Industry Stand For? A Rebel Without a Cause!?

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! Nearly 2 decades has passed and I started to think isn’t it time to ask what the Domain Industry stands for? Can anyone answer that? Does the Industry have a message? Has the Industry done anything of import? Is there an industry? I look back and thru all…



Daily Domain Picks 6-29-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 6-29-18 Top sales/closes from yesterday: One of lower LLL.com sales we have seen in awhile and a bunch of NetID related names. NetID.com is a website about Ethereum news. netid.ch 11,579 USD 2018-06-28 Sedo vqx.com 11,578 USD 2018-06-28 Sedo netid.at 9,263 USD 2018-06-28 Sedo net-id.ch 5,790 USD 2018-06-28…



How much time do new gTLDs need to reach maturity?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: So a lot of people are saying that new gTLDs are a failure, they’re crashing and burning and .COM is and forever will be the only investment-grade domain extension. I disagree. Of course this is just my opinion, I don’t have any more information than you do, all I have is my…



The trials and tribulations of outbound marketing for domain names

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Koffer.com Sold for $86,892 / The logic behind high price end-user sales / About .Domains….do you own any? / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Ampli.ca SOLD for 50,000 USD – Wow! That is a nice .ca ccTLD mid-five…



Daily Poll: Will You Attend the Merge Conference?

By Elliot Silver Ron Jackson provided a preview of the upcoming Merge Show conference that will be held in Orlando, Florida from September 14-19. The conference is billed as a “digital asset conference event,” but the primary audience will likely be people in the domain name business. Topics of discussion include domain names, cryptocurrency, startups,…



Eagle Eye Networks Spends $300k to Upgrade to EEN.com

By Elliot Silver In May of this year, the EEN.com domain name was reportedly sold for $300,000, as recorded by NameBio. The sale, which was brokered by Larry Fischer’s GetYourDomain.com, is tied with the sale of Signet.com for the tenth largest domain name sale of the year in the DNJournal year to date sale report….



#ICANN62 ended today in #Panama and here are the results

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: ICANN62 ended today in Panama, bringing together an elite group of technocrats, inquisitive minds and exotic buffet aficionados from around the world. The event was highly successful, and ICANN President and CEO, Göran Marby, delivered a short farewell speech from the podium: “Dear friends and colleagues, dear members of the se… Source:…



Emoji Domains: Where Are They Now? 🤔

By Alvin Brown TLDInvestors.com: About a year or so ago, emoji domains were not red, but white hot and well on their way as a “riches in the niches” phenomenon. But as with everything in life, it’s good to stop, assess and take inventory from time to time in an effort to understand how much…



Yes, your domain name registrar has made it impossible for people to contact you

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Many registrars have removed all means for people to contact you. I received an anonymous voicemail yesterday from an Enom customer who was frustrated that the Whois records for his domain names had been replaced with “fake” information. Here’s what he said: I was just calling to see if…



New domainer of the day!

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: I vote for this guy to be new domainer of the day. Or maybe of the month! This summarizes all the misconceptions that people have about domain names and all the mistakes you can make when starting up. Not only does he know almost nothing about domains but he tries to…



How to design a great looking website

By Team XYZ Gen.XYZ: The secret behind every great website is a top-notch design. You could have a memorable domain name, set up promotion campaigns to direct traffic to your website, and have an awesome product or service to offer, but if your website doesn’t have an intuitive and appealing design then visitors will bounce…



#Domain registered in 1999 escapes #UDRP slaughter

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The domain boulderdesigns.com was registered in 1999, and Mogavero Investments, LLC of Waco, Texas, filed a UDRP against it. The Complainant’s mark for BOULDER DESIGNS dates back to 2006. There was no response by the Respondent, that apparently abandoned a similar trademark application in 2011. Christopher J. Pibus, sole paneli… Source: Domaining…



The Next Big Thing: Space War and Earn (.com)

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: The next big thing is an arms race about to explode in space. The United States is way behind. Should we not catch up fast, the next big thing will be learning to survive without coms, tech, military and electricity. For millennials who don’t even know how…



AUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 27, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on June 27, 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…



Domainer careers : Sean Ottey moves to Roland Virtual Sonics

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Domainer careers cover changes in the employment of professionals involved with the domain industry. Sean Ottey, former evangelist at the now defunct Rightside, has moved to a new position with Roland Virtual Sonics, a Roland subsidiary. “Roland Virtual Sonics is a software, services and media solutions provider that represents… Source: Domaining     



Having Escrow.com issues? A phonecall can help resolve them

By Theo Develegas Acro: As a long-term customer of Escrow.com I’m very happy with the quality of service they provide. Later this year, it’ll be 16 years since I first used Escrow.com in a domain-related transaction, and while that makes me marvel at how fast time flies by, it reinforces my trust of the service….



Daily Poll: Will You Attend the Merge Conference?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Ron Jackson provided a preview of the upcoming Merge Show conference that will be held in Orlando, Florida from September 14-19. The conference is billed as a “digital asset conference event,” but the primary audience will likely be people in the domain name business. Topics of discussion include domain names, cryptocurre……



GreatDomains : #Sedo domain auction is closing today

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The GreatDomains auction by Sedo for June, is closing today. Sedo is a sponsor of DomainGang. Several domains at the auction have met the reserve price, and will therefore sell. Here’s what’s going on so far: PhoneCovers.com – reserve met – current bid 5,210 USD Funniest.co.uk – reserve met – curre… Source:…



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