Daily archives: June 4th, 2018

GoDaddy’s Rainbow Flag Seems to Have Upset Some Customers

By Elliot Silver June is LGBT Pride Month. Organizations and companies around the world are doing a variety of things to acknowledge and honor Pride Month, and a number of large companies are updating their Facebook, Twitter, and other social media icons with rainbow flag (or variants) to show support. GoDaddy updated its Facebook photo…



A few reflections on blogging for 10 years

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: It’s pretty crazy to think about that fact that this October I will have been blogging for eleven years. When I started by blog I actually never planned on writing a regular blog, I just wanted a way to put my thoughts somewhere that I could look back on years later. Fast…



Who says long domains have no value? – Check this out!

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: WHOIS disappearing will hurt sales inquiries / First GDRP, now possible link tax and content filtering / The most cost-effective registrars to get a new .com / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: I need to buy domains every…



#AusRegistry shared its #domain registration data for May

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: AusRegistry, the Australian domain name Registry, shared its latest domain registration report for the month of May 2018. Each report contains information on registration, transactions, renewals, transfers and drop-offs. Also included in the reports is the overall number of .au domain names registered in the Australian name space and… Source: Domaining     



Sometimes I Feel Guilty About Being a Domain Investor

By Elliot Silver Yesterday afternoon, I spent a couple of hours at a family event. For part of that time, I was chatting with a friend of the family who is Rabbi. I had not spoken with this Rabbi for quite some time, and of course he asked what I do for a living. I…



2 YEARS of New GTLD Gains, WIPED OUT and still Hemorrhaging!

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Evening Folks! There is no question that the new GTLD’s have been a disaster for domainers as well as most registries with too many horrible extensions to list. After hitting nearly 30 Million total combined registrations a year ago April, the current number registered are the same as June 2016…



Photos & Highlights From the 2018 Global Digital Summit in Xiamen, China

DNJournal: One of China’s most important annual domain conferences, the 2018 Global Digital Summit, ended in Xiamen over the weekend. We have photos & highlights for you. Source: Domaining     



CBA Highlights the Email Aspect of Domain Name Ownership

By Elliot Silver The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) covered some news about an error that was caused by using an incorrect domain name in an email address. The error involved the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). Here’s what happened, according to SMH: “The bank on Friday said it had conducted an information security investigation, after…



GoDaddy’s Rainbow Flag Seems to Have Upset Some Customers

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: June is LGBT Pride Month. Organizations and companies around the world are doing a variety of things to acknowledge and honor Pride Month, and a number of large companies are updating their Facebook, Twitter, and other social media icons with rainbow flag (or variants) to show support. GoDaddy updated its Facebook…



The Monday Media Wrap Up: Anatomy of a Phishing Attack, Cryptocurrency, and Cryptomix Ransomware

By DomainTools Articles from May 26 – June 1 Cryptocurrency Hackers Are Stealing from EOS’s $4 Billion ICO Using This Sneaky Scam Fortune | Jen Wieczner | May 31, 2018 Scammers have… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



How to Drive More Traffic to Your Website with These 10 Lead Generation Strategies

By Neil Patel Many businesses seek my advice. Throughout the years, I have seen many common problems marketers and business owners across various industries encounter. But one thing I’ve been seeing frequently lately, so I thought it was time for me to address it. Many brands are focusing all their efforts on getting higher conversion…



NameJet May sales led by Yig.com

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: NameJet released their May sales data and there was nothing over $16,100 for May. 94 sales in total 22 numeric sales 10 3L.com and 4L.com sales. Yig.com the top sale overall. yig.com $16,100.00 pate.com $16,000.00 criminology.com $15,100.00 zoma.com $11,200.00 raincloud.com $11,102.00 brevard.com $10,988.00 psyweb.com $9,999.00 kuiku… Source: Domaining     



Daily Poll: Do You Enjoy the Business of Domain Investing?

By Elliot Silver The business of domain investing is interesting. Some find the thrill of buying or selling a great domain name to be exhilarating. Some love the negotiation and dealmaking process. Some enjoy the camaraderie found at conferences, in domain forums, and even in blog comment sections. Believe it or not, I know of…



#GDPR speculation : #Domain name registration numbers continue to rise

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: GDPR, a European Union concoction of rules about data privacy and personal data management, went live on May 25th. The two year old amalgam of Draconean data rules remained under the radar of most domain industry professionals until late last year, when its imminent consequences began to unravel. By then, it was…



Sometimes I Feel Guilty About Being a Domain Investor

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Yesterday afternoon, I spent a couple of hours at a family event. For part of that time, I was chatting with a friend of the family who is Rabbi. I had not spoken with this Rabbi for quite some time, and of course he asked what I do for a living….



AUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 3, 2018 + NAMEJET MAY SALES SUMMARY

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on June 3, 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…



Tucows is launching TieredAccess.com for gated Whois

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Domain name registrar moves forward with plans for gated access to Whois records. With public Whois a thing of the past at many domain name registrars, Tucows is getting ready to launch a system that will allow some parties to get access to Whois records. The company has set…



Old Time Domainers Stand-up, Speak-Out. Our Accomplishments Shall not be Diminished!

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! We live in an era of flipping domains ASAP and not for the best prices vs the Patience Game that did. TheDomains did a very good post on how the old timers would do today. Many times our accomplishments have been minimized by folks that have come later….



Gibraltar based #DNForum is now #GDPR compliant

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: DNForum.com, the oldest domain name forum community, announced its compliance with the GDPR policies. Based in Gibraltar since its last acquisition by originally three (now two) business partners, DNForum is required to comply with the European Union law. The latest DNForum announcement states the following: The General Data Protecti… Source: Domaining     



CBA Highlights the Email Aspect of Domain Name Ownership

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) covered some news about an error that was caused by using an incorrect domain name in an email address. The error involved the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). Here’s what happened, according to SMH: “The bank on Friday said it had conducted an information security investigation,…



John Pollard: How to grow the usage of domain names – DNW Podcast #188

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Donuts is investing in businesses that can help grow the importance of domains and the DNS. How can we increase the importance and usage of domain names? As EVP of Registry at Donuts, John Pollard is tasked with finding new and innovative ways to grow the market. On today’s…



In-Store music company tries reverse domain name hijacking

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Umix, LLC filed cybersquatting complaint that was an abuse of the UDRP. A store that provides in-store music to businesses has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Umix.com. Florida company UMix, LLC filed a complaint against Memeplex LTD of the United…



#umix .com : Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding during the #UDRP process

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The UDRP filing against the owner of the domain umix.com ended up in a disaster – for the Complainant, that is. Not only was their request to have the aged domain transferred failed, they are now branded with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. Registered in 1996, umix.com was challenged by…



Tiered #domain brokerage: The more you offer, the quicker you hear back

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Domain offers are a dime a dozen these days, and to combat a wide range of unreasonably low offers, one domain broker is doing something novel. Industry veteran, Tracy Seskin Fogarty operates eNaming.com, a boutique domain brokerage for select clients. There are many ways to contact Tracy, and if you want to…



Daily Poll: Do You Enjoy the Business of Domain Investing?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: The business of domain investing is interesting. Some find the thrill of buying or selling a great domain name to be exhilarating. Some love the negotiation and dealmaking process. Some enjoy the camaraderie found at conferences, in domain forums, and even in blog comment sections. Believe it or not, I know…



113 Domain Discoveries for June 4th

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…



Investors Bet $4 Billion on a Cryptocurrency Startup

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Quit your job, SmartPhone, productivity, Purpose, Cryptocurrency, Block.one, digital tokens, alcohol, tequilla, ad blockers, Alexa Investors Bet $4 Billion on a Cryptocurrency Startup Block.one’s sale of its EOS digital tokens dwarfs other coin sales—and most of this year’s IPOs Millennials b… Source: Domaining     



$120k in Sales on June 3rd – DogWorld.com sold for $5,100 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was DogWorld.com which sold for $5,100 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 221 sales for a total of $120,164 with an average sale price of $544. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 3% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount…



Daily Domain Picks 6-4-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 6-4-18 Top sales/closes from yesterday: DogWorld.com was the top close on Sunday, the name closed at $5,100 right above a typo for Chauffeur, Chauffer.com closed at $5,000 on Flippa. dogworld.com 5,100 USD 2018-06-03 GoDaddy chauffer.com 5,000 USD 2018-06-03 Flippa amblesideprimary.com 4,938 USD 2018-06-03 GoDaddy … Source: Domaining     



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday June 4th , 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I’m going to be traveling a bit over the next few weeks. I can thank Travis for my trip because he got me to get the Chase Saphire Reserve credit card while they were giving away 100,000 miles for signing up. Add in the travel credits and the points I built up…



Can’t get enough GDPR? Come to my NamesCon panel

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: NamesCon Europe is being held in Valencia, Spain, this week, the first time the NamesCon branding has been applied to the old Domaining Europe show. Starting Thursday, it’s a two-day conference — or three if you count the social events planned for Saturday — with a varied agenda focused on domain…



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