Daily archives: June 18th, 2018

Morgan Monday’s – from Fathers Day in Berkeley to meetings in NYC

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Hello from New York City, as I write this I just got to my hotel room, it is after midnight and I have a meeting first thing in the morning so I’m actually going to keep this short this time. One thing that you don’t think about when you start a company…



GShop.com Sold for $11,329

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: The pros and cons of registering upcoming event Domains / The best way to identify a domain owner with private whois / Domain broker wanted / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Seeking .io [read description of request please]…



Daily Poll: What is Mouth.com Worth?

By Elliot Silver Peter Askew made me aware of a tweet from Jason Calacanis that discussed the shut down of Mouth.com and its potential availability: Bummed about https://t.co/ROztjwurDO shutting down — bidding for the assets, but need an Ecommerce/food founder who wants to take on the challenge with me. Is that you? Do you know…



Buyer of Vacation.Rentals believes the days of high priced .com sales are coming to an end

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Mike Kugler is the gentleman that purchased Vacation.Rentals for $500,300. Currently the highest reported new gtld sale. Yes Gay.app has been touted as being sold for $1million. No confirmation by any source that industry participants rely on. A website by the name of AMAfeed.com did a Reddit style ask me…



The Monday Media Wrap Up: Vietnamese Cybersecurity Law, MysteryBot Malware, and Retail Phishing

By DomainTools Articles from June 9-15 Vietnam passes cybersecurity law despite privacy concerns ABC News | Staff | June 12, 2018 Vietnamese legislators on Tuesday passed a contentious cybersecurity law, which critics… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



How to Write Guest Posts That Drive Traffic to Your Website

By Neil Patel Are you currently writing guest posts? I see this problem all too often when I’m consulting various businesses and bloggers. They aren’t using guest posts as a lead generation strategy because they don’t see the benefits. That’s because they don’t want to waste time creating content for other websites. These bloggers would…



Lies or ignorance? #GoDaddy rep claims expired #domains can’t be transferred out

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A frustrated domain investor was told that expired domain names at GoDaddy aren’t officially his. This incredible statement came from a GoDaddy representative, when domainer Dan Sanchez asked to obtain the authorization codes for expired domains in his account. Unlike what the official domain transfer policy at GoDaddy states, … Source: Domaining…



Cisco Appears to Sell Latitude.com + More Domain Movers

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: GDPR sucks! It has basically killed Domain Movers and I really do not see a reason to continue the series. The following is about 2 weeks worth of work, with 3-4 hours research, 7 days a week. I feel like I’m working for the Boring company and I only have a…



After ICANN nod, MMX buys .xxx

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: MMX has closed the acquisition of porn-focused ICM Registry, after receiving the all-clear from ICANN for the contract transfers. The deal is worth roughly $41 million — $10 million cash and about $31 million in stock. ICM runs .xxx from the 2003 gTLD application round (though it didn’t go live until…



Donuts buys back .fan, ignores plural .fans

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Donuts has purchased the unlaunched new gTLD .fan from its struggling owner, just three years after selling it. The company said today that .fan will become its 241st TLD in its portfolio, having inked a deal with Asiamix Digital. Asiamix also runs the plural .fans, which Donuts has not acquired. A…



Teamwork.com Acquisition was a Game Changer for Company

By Elliot Silver In 2014, the Teamwork.com domain name sold for €500,000. The sale, which is recorded at $675,000 because of the exchange rate, is listed as the 14th largest sale of the year in DNJournal’s sale report for 2014. Teamwork.com is a great domain name, and the $675,000 USD price tag seems like a…



#Domainers : Help save the Internet, as Article 13 goes on vote in two days!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The much-hated GDPR isn’t the only threat that domain investors, and other global entrepreneurs have to tackle. As we mentioned before, Article 13 is another legal concoction made in Europe, that threatens the core way the Internet operates. The European Parliament is currently planning to tighten the copyright law, which would… Source:…



Proeza, S.A. nailed for reverse domain name hijacking for failure to disclose

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: In a common occurence, company fails to disclose prior corresondence and misleads panel. Here’s a common pattern in cybersquatting disputes under the UDRP: A company reaches out to the domain name owner in an effort to either buy the domain or coerce the domain owner into transferring it on…



AUCTION RECAP OF JANUARY 17, 2018

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



Daily Poll: What is Mouth.com Worth?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Peter Askew made me aware of a tweet from Jason Calacanis that discussed the shut down of Mouth.com and its potential availability: Bummed about https://t.co/ROztjwurDO shutting down — bidding for the assets, but need an Ecommerce/food founder who wants to take on the challenge with me. Is that you? Do you…



MMX completes .XXX ICM acquisition after ICANN approval

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: ICANN gives nod to adult domain name ownership change. Domain name overseer ICANN has approved the transfer of the .xxx, .porn, .adult and .sex top level domain names to Minds + Machines (MMX). As a result, MMX (London AIM: MMX) is completing its acquisition of ICM Registry, which controlled…



Three companies using new TLDs – DNW Podcast #190

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Why these three people chose new top level domain names. How do people learn about new top level domain names? Why do they decide to register them rather than go with a .com? What are their experiences using the domains? On today’s show, we talk with three people who…



THE NAME GAME IS NOT A SIMPLE TUNE FOR COMPANIES AND BRANDS

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Brand, Blonde, Female executives, Cryptocurrency, Domain Names, Naming, Branding, Rebranding, Talent, IS SALES “PROCESS” REALLY THE RIGHT METAPHOR? The term “sales process” has become an almost universal cliché (and yes, I have been as guilty as the rest). Research is regularly published to prove that organ… Source:…



Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking : #Proeza .com Respondent wins #UDRP

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The UDRP against the aged domain Proeza.com ended with a double victory for the Respondent, who registered the domain 15 years ago. A three member panel at the WIPO slapped the Complainant, Proeza, S.A. de C.V. of Monterrey, Mexico, with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The self-represented Respondent engaged in…



Never registered before #domain name now in #DomainTools database

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A few days ago we noted how a common DomainTools response for unregistered domains, is “Never Registered Before.” Such a specific phrase dedicated to the status of a domain name triggered the obvious question: Is the domain NeverRegisteredBefore.com available? The answer, at the time, was no: NeverRegisteredBefore.com was… Source: Domaining     



Teamwork.com Acquisition was a Game Changer for Company

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: In 2014, the Teamwork.com domain name sold for €500,000. The sale, which is recorded at $675,000 because of the exchange rate, is listed as the 14th largest sale of the year in DNJournal’s sale report for 2014. Teamwork.com is a great domain name, and the $675,000 USD price tag seems like…



Donuts acquires .Fan after original owner fails

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Donuts, one of the original applicants for .fan, acquires it from failing registry. The owner of .fan and .fans has failed, and Donuts was more than happy to pick up .fan–a domain name it originally applied for. Donuts announced today that it has “re-acquired” the .fan top level domain…



171 Domain Discoveries for June 18th

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…



Donuts announces acquisition of .Fan new domain name extension

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Donuts Inc. today announced it has re-acquired the .fan top-level domain (TLD), making it the 241st TLD in Donuts’ portfolio. .fan names are anticipated to be generally available in mid-September. “We are excited to add .fan to our portfolio,” said John Pollard, executive vice president and general manager of the Donuts…



$92k in Sales on June 17th – GShop.com sold for $11,329 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was GShop.com which sold for $11,329 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 166 sales for a total of $92,326 with an average sale price of $556. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 22% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



Facebook Acquires Groups.com Domain Name

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Facebook Inc. has acquired the premium generic domain name Groups.com Hogan Lovells International LLP was used to help acquire the domain name, which is common for the company. The domain has been registered since May 18, 1997 and was owned by a Dharshinee Naidu of New York prior. The transaction appears…



BREAKING: Domain Name Hijacker Jailed for 20 Years!

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning folks, An Iowa man was robbed of his domain name at gun point. Doitforstate.com was transferred from the owner to the hijacker at gun point in his home!! He has been sentenced for 20 years for that action. Read the entire story here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/17/internet-domain -jacker-jailed-20-years-armed-web… Source: Domaining     



ICANN Should Create Penalty for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) Rulings

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK – Just as a crime with no penalty deters no criminal, a charge of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking serves only as a baseless accusation with no clear consequence. It will not deter any nefarious company from trying to lay claim on someone else’s rightfully owned asset. ICANN needs to…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday June 18th , 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: You’ve probably figured out I’ve been away for a the last week. I purposely shut off my US phone went all email and apps so I can just relax with the family in Europe. If anyone needed to get ahold of me they had my email and my WhatsApp number. For a…



Daily Domain Picks 6-18-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 6-18-18 gShop.com closed at $11,329 on GoDaddy to lead the way on Sunday. Strategy.io came in second at $6,350. Big12.com is interesting, this is an actual conference in the NCAA. They use Big12sports.com. Will a UDRP be coming down the road? Possibly an offer? I would not park…



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