Monthly archives: July, 2018

Did you know that Efty plays nice with parked domains too?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I was talking to a friend the other day who has a few domains that still make some real money parked. He was saying to me that he wished there was a way to connect these parked domains with his Efty landing pages since he really wants the best of both worlds,…



Did you know that Efty plays nice with parked domains too?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I was talking to a friend the other day who has a few domains that still make some real money parked. He was saying to me that he wished there was a way to connect these parked domains with his Efty landing pages since he really wants the best of both worlds,…



Fidility.com sold for $7,050

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: How to identify Expired-Expiring Domains with Backlinks / Star777.com sold for $9,995 / Creating a DBA for a domain name / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Up to … → Source: Domaining     



Fidility.com sold for $7,050

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: How to identify Expired-Expiring Domains with Backlinks / Star777.com sold for $9,995 / Creating a DBA for a domain name / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Up to … → Source: Domaining     



Complainants Winning More at WIPO Each Year, But…

By Elliot Silver Earlier this morning, I published a poll asking readers about the results of UDRP proceedings to gauge if readers think outcomes have recently been shifting more in favor of domain investors when it comes to valuable (generic / acronym) domain names. So far, it looks like approximately 2/3 of readers who voted…



HEXONET Set to Host a Special Domain Industry Cruise Event in Vancouver, Canada on August 23

DNJournal: A special HEXONET networking cruise in one of the world’s most beautiful places is coming up August 23 and it costs just $20 Canadian! Source: Domaining     



GoDaddy Auctions is pulling back some expired domains that were at Endurance

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Domains from partner registrar were mistakenly sent to GoDaddy for auctioning. Over the weekend, a Domain Name Wire reader noticed that expired domain names from some domain name registrars had been pulled from GoDaddy Auctions. This included domain names that already had bids. When I looked the domains up,…



Coming August 1st: Premium .XYZ names with $10 renewal prices!

By Team XYZ Gen.XYZ: We’ve got some exciting news for you, #GenXYZ! Starting August 1st, a specific set of premium .xyz domains will be available to register that renew with our standard .xyz prices. The domains will be priced in tiers as follows: New Tier A: $3,000 MSRP to register | $10 MSRP to renew…



Chaotic scenes as ‘Grumpies’ lose auDA board fight

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Three directors of .au registry auDA managed to keep their seats on the board despite losing the “popular vote” of members late last week. The vote happened at the conclusion of an occasionally chaotic three-hour meeting that saw former AusRegistry chief Adrian Kinderis kicked out of the room barely a minute…



Daily Poll: Have UDRP Decisions Swung in Favor of Registrants?

By Elliot Silver Tim Davids suggested that I ask a poll question and I am also interested in seeing the results. Do you think UDRP decisions have swung more in favor of domain registrants lately? For the sake of the polling, let’s assume Tim isn’t asking about domain names involving fairly obvious trademarks (ie “Realtor”)…



.XYZ Announces New Buy It Now Premium Domain Tiers with Standard Renewal Fees

By Michael Berkens The Domains: The .XYZ registry announced today a new Buy It Now Premium domain tier with standard renewal fees The registry’s new selection of premium domains will have $10 MSRP renewal price (each domain registrar sets it own price for domain names which can vary from MSRP). At Midnight UTC on August…



AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 30, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 30, 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…



Bitcoin Market Analysis: The Blow Off Top

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Creativity, Human intelligence, Bitcoin Human Intelligence What A VC Learned from Interviewing with the CIA How to get a job in Venture Capital The most common question I got after I joined a VC firm was “how do I get a job in venture capital?” Here is…



Complainants Winning More at WIPO Each Year, But…

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Earlier this morning, I published a poll asking readers about the results of UDRP proceedings to gauge if readers think outcomes have recently been shifting more in favor of domain investors when it comes to valuable (generic / acronym) domain names. So far, it looks like approximately 2/3 of readers who…



Breaking the Mold: How Poet Kate Buckley Mastered the Art of Domain Sales

DNJournal: If you think you know what kind of people the domain business attracts think again. It is more about creativity than technology and Kate Buckley is a prime example of that. New Cover Story at DNJournal.com. Source: Domaining     



Mr. Bladel goes to Washington

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: GoDaddy VP of Public Policy testifies to Congress and answers questions from Ted Cruz. GoDaddy Vice President of Global Policy James Bladel was in Washington, D.C. this morning for a Senate hearing “The Internet and Digital Communications: Examining the Impact of Global Internet Governance”. In his prepared testimony (pdf……



ConvertKit decides against renaming as Seva

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: After customer feedback, ConverKit decides to stick with its original name. Two weeks ago I interviewed Nathan Barry, founder of email marketing platform ConvertKit, on the DNW Podcast. Nathan explained the long process the company went through in coming up with tje new company name Seva and acquiring the…



Sedo weekly sales led by Haide.com

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Sedo released their weekly sales and Haide.com led the way at $18,000. Sales overall were light this week, Casino was a popular keyword with SolCasino.com selling for $15,000, CasinoFair.com selling for 4,000 GBP, ($5,244) and Casino-Test.com 2,500 Euros ($2,924). 36 .com sales 11 cctld sales 4 other gtld sales Biotech.asia…



#Sedo sales report : #Domain names sold during the week ending 7/30/2018 led by Haide.com

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Welcome to the weekly edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the week ending July 30th, 2018. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, sponsors of DomainGang. Sedo sellers sold 4 domains in the five figure range for .com, and in particular: haide.com 18000 USD solcasino.com 15000…



Coin.Store tops the list of first half premium sales for Radix

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Radix (an advertiser of TheDomains) put out their premium report for Radix TLDs for the period 1st Jan to 30th June 2018. Coin.store was the top premium registration. A developed website out of China. Some of the key highlights of this report are: Radix crosses $1.1 Million in Premium Revenue…



Why getting patents is smart for domain name companies

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Patent programs help employees focus on innovation and create a good defense against patent infringement cases. Last week I was reviewing some of GoDaddy’s recent patent applications. When I write stories about patents, people often say that the patent is a joke or the invention is obvious. That may…



Daily Domain Picks 7-31-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 7-31-18 ChrisHemsworth.com sells for $8,500 on Sedo, some celebrities go the UDRP route, others pay a decent amount and buy the name. Top sales/closes from yesterday: chrishemsworth.com 8,500 USD 2018-07-30 Sedo fidility.com 7,050 USD 2018-07-30 DropCatch 05c.com 5,610 USD 2018-07-30 NameJet p65.com 5,551 USD 2018-… Source: Domaining     



Aged three letter domain VMI.com saved in #UDRP

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Attorney Zak Muscovitch defended the owner of VMI.com, in a UDRP that stopped short of a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding. The valuable domain asset was registered in 1994, and an Arizona company, Vantage Mobility International LLC, asserted rights to the VMI mark. That mark, however, was registered 20 years after the…



Daily Poll: Have UDRP Decisions Swung in Favor of Registrants?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Tim Davids suggested that I ask a poll question and I am also interested in seeing the results. Do you think UDRP decisions have swung more in favor of domain registrants lately? For the sake of the polling, let’s assume Tim isn’t asking about domain names involving fairly obvious trademarks (ie…



106 Domain Discoveries for July 31st

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…



$111k in Sales on July 30th – ChrisHemsworth.com sold for $8,500 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was ChrisHemsworth.com which sold for $8,500 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 197 sales for a total of $111,431 with an average sale price of $566. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 8% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount…



$111k in Sales on July 30th – ChrisHemsworth.com sold for $8,500 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was ChrisHemsworth.com which sold for $8,500 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 197 sales for a total of $111,431 with an average sale price of $566. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 8% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount…



These 33 people will decide the future of Whois

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The names of the people who will decide the future of global gTLD Whois policy have been revealed. Twenty-nine of 33 open seats of the GNSO’s Expedited Policy Development Process on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data are now filled and their occupants known. The EPDP group is tasked with,…



These 33 people will decide the future of Whois

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The names of the people who will decide the future of global gTLD Whois policy have been revealed. Twenty-nine of 33 open seats of the GNSO’s Expedited Policy Development Process on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data are now filled and their occupants known. The EPDP group is tasked with,…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, July 31st

By Josh E DSAD.com: Steal Back the domains you’ve sold (disclaimer: You should not steal domains. Article titles on DSAD are poor attempts at entertainment only.) I found out a fun and frightening fact yesterday. With the new transfer process that doesn’t require an FOA, authorization email, you could potentially have your domains transfer… Source:…



Dispute.com, PowerLift.com, and more – some pretty solid domains are expiring right now

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Normally there is one name that really catches my eye when I’m looking at expired domains. You know that feeling where you see a name and wonder how the owner forgot to renew it. Today when I went to look on Go Daddy auctions I found a handful of really solid names…



When And How To Outbound Pitch A Big Company

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: 6397.com sold for $25,522 / Trademark Question About Generic Keywords / Register a .biz domain for ONLY $0.99 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying Brandable & Pronounceable 4L.coms – Do you have any four letter .com domain…



Anything.com Defends Sante.com in UDRP with RDNH Finding

By Elliot Silver Anything.com successfully defended its Sante.com domain name in a UDRP that was defended by Jason Schaeffer of ESQWire.com. The UDRP was filed by an entity called LOGOCOS Naturkosmetik AG at the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC). The UDRP resulted in a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH). Anything.com owns a large portfolio…



The Monday Media Wrap Up: Dark Web Intel, Defense Policy Bill, and Safeguards Against Spear Phishing

By DomainTools Articles from July 21-27 Threat Intelligence from the Dark Web SC Magazine | Charles Stockwell | July 26, 2018 The Dark Web has many purposes, but it is indeed a… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



How to Provide Better Customer Service by Implementing Live Chat

By Neil Patel It’s no secret that businesses need to prioritize the customer experience. Ultimately, keeping your customers happy will help your business grow and prosper. In fact, 80% of consumers say they’re willing to spend more money to have a better customer service experience. As a business owner, you need to recognize this and…



Verisign launched קום. domain name for the Hebrew-speaking market today

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Domains are available to trademark holders before an exclusive period for .com domain registrants. .Com registry Verisign launched its .com transliteration in Hebrew, קום., today. The new domain name, which sounds like “com” in Hebrew, is now in the Sunrise phase for trademark holders. Then from September 5 to…



Daily Poll: Do You Have a Domain Portfolio Website?

By Elliot Silver If you own a large portfolio of domain names, having a domain portfolio website can be a good way to sell domain names. If a prospective buyer can’t afford to buy a specific domain name, or if someone stumbles upon the website while seeking out a domain name, it can provide a…



Anything.com Defends Sante.com in UDRP with RDNH Finding

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Anything.com successfully defended its Sante.com domain name in a UDRP that was defended by Jason Schaeffer of ESQWire.com. The UDRP was filed by an entity called LOGOCOS Naturkosmetik AG at the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC). The UDRP resulted in a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH). Anything.com owns a large…



ESQwire : Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding in Sante.com UDRP

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: LOGOCOS Naturkosmetik AG of Germany asserted rights to the SANTE mark, and filed a UDRP against the aged domain, Sante.com. Registered in 1997, Sante.com is a parked domain, and “sante” means health in French. The Respondent was represented by ESQwire.com, sponsors of our publication. The information was obtained from pub… Source: Domaining…



Is Crypto Manipulated?

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Crypto, Bitcoin, Dropbox, Augur, Workplace culture, Cryptocurrency Is Crypto Manipulated? In a highly financial regulated world, is Bitcoin and crypto’s price volatility natural or forced? WAS IT ETHICAL FOR DROPBOX TO SHARE CUSTOMER DATA WITH SCIENTISTS? 4 Ways to Create a L… Source: Domaining     



5 things Mike Cyger learned – DNW Podcast #196

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: What DomainSherpa’s founder learned while learning about domain investing. Mike Cyger did over 400 interviews for DomainSherpa before he sold the site. On today’s show, Mike recounts how he got into the domain name business, how he learned domain investing my listening to and studying what others did, and…



AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 29, 2018

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



Daily Poll: Do You Have a Domain Portfolio Website?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: If you own a large portfolio of domain names, having a domain portfolio website can be a good way to sell domain names. If a prospective buyer can’t afford to buy a specific domain name, or if someone stumbles upon the website while seeking out a domain name, it can provide…



#Harrier .com : A 1992 #domain set to break #UDRP records in #Tata Motors filing

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The domain name Harrier.com was registered in 1992, the pre-dawn of the commercial Internet. It’s a generic dictionary word, and its current registrant listed it for sale on the Uniregistry Market. Tata Motors of India, has filed a UDRP against the 26 year old domain, attempting to wrestle it away! Yes, it’s…



CallTracking.com domain name sells for $120,000

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Domainer-developer’s business doens’t pan out but it has a happy ending. On DNW Podcast #163 in December, I chatted with Peter Askew about the businesses he had built on great domain names. At the time, he was building a SaaS call tracking service on CallTracking.com, a domain he bought…



Daily Domain Picks 7-30-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 7-30-18 illegal.com was the top close on Sunday, the aged .com expired and closed at $27,200. Top sales/closes from yesterday: illegal.com 27,200 USD 2018-07-29 GoDaddy 6397.com 25,522 USD 2018-07-29 GoDaddy fu8.com 8,200 USD 2018-07-29 NameJet hg876.com 6,988 USD 2018-07-29 GoDaddy boatworks.com 6,100 USD 2018-07-… Source: Domaining     



141 Domain Discoveries for July 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…



#Electrum .com #UDRP sends a 1996 #domain to the lap of a #blockchain company

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Electrum is a naturally occurring alloy of gold and silver, with trace amounts of copper and other metals. It was used by the Greeks and Byzantines who called it “white gold” to produce coins, and is often known as green gold. Therefore, by definition, the keyword is generic; this is why the…



$146k in Sales on July 29th – Illegal.com sold for $27,200 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Illegal.com which sold for $27,200 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 182 sales for a total of $146,194 with an average sale price of $803. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 1% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday July 30th , 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Back in the swing of things today. And the list is back to full strength. I took some people to the Cubs Cardinals game this weekend and I am not quite sure how the average American can afford to go to a pro baseball game.I used to go to 30 or 40…



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