Monthly archives: August, 2018

Why You’ll See Me at the MERGE Digital Asset Conference Again This Year

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK, NY – I’m happy to report that I will again be visiting beautiful and sunny Orlando Florida this September 14-19 for the Merge Domain Conference, rightfully dubbed the “Merge Digital Asset Conference”. MERGE serves as a five day multi-conference event focused on Digital Assets, Domains, Hosting, E-Commerce, Content Managemen……



Monthly/Yearly domain sales to portfolio size ratio

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: .co can be more expensive than .com / Why you are not in the domain investors $1M club / EBF.com sold for $30,500 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Wanted: Your best Crypto/Poker related domain .com/.io – Be…



Why Big Deals Suck!

Michael Gilmour: I’m going to say something pretty controversial, you can’t build a business off big deals. Don’t get me wrong, I love a big deal but to build a business off them is next to impossible. I’ve talked to so many entrepreneurs that espouse the next big deal that’s just about to land. In…



#Sedo auction results : #GreatDomains tallied $133,000 in sales for August

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Sedo has released the results of its recent GreatDomains sale, the week-long auction that recurs every month. Note: Sedo is a premium sponsor of DomainGang.com. Although EM.com did not meet its six figure reserve, 40 other domain names did. The stats are as follows: 230 domains on auction 40 sold (17.39%) Total…



How to Increase Sales by Personalizing the Customer Experience

By Neil Patel Successful brands put the customer first. They monitor their customers’ behaviors and leverage their needs to enhance the buying process. You can also boost your revenue by optimizing the customer experience. If you want to take this concept one step further, you need to focus on one important element that will increase…



Sedo Great Domains Auction Results – August 2018

By Elliot Silver The monthly Great Domains auction on Sedo concluded yesterday, and the auction ended with 40 domain names sold at a value of over $130,000. The three largest sales in the auction were EBF.com ($30,500), Sudden.com ($24,950), and CYN.com ($24,950). Because the auctions closed just yesterday, the sales have not closed yet. They…



Premium .Green Domain Names Acquired by YELLOW PAGES GOES GREEN®

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: Innovator in digital telephone directory listings and advocate for staunch environmentalism, announces acquisition of new gTld Internet domain names. NEW YORK – Yellow Pages Directory Inc., which operates its Yellow Pages Goes Green (“YPGG“), an environmentally-conscious “Green” telephone directory, has … Source: Domaining     



Premium .Green Domain Names Acquired by YELLOW PAGES GOES GREEN®

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: Innovator in digital telephone directory listings and advocate for staunch environmentalism, announces acquisition of new gTld Internet domain names. NEW YORK – Yellow Pages Directory Inc., which operates its Yellow Pages Goes Green (“YPGG“), an environmentally-conscious “Green” telephone directory, has … Source: Domaining     



What do Marketing Students and NamesCon Have in Common?

By Tania Kabantsov NamesCon.com: Image by gdata Domaining is just about Buying and Selling the names of websites, right? Not quite…In the last decade, marketing has become more about SEO, PPCs and Social Media platforms and less about traditional TV or print advertising. Of course, everyone st… Source: Domaining     



What do Marketing Students and NamesCon Have in Common?

By Tania Kabantsov NamesCon.com: Image by gdata Domaining is just about Buying and Selling the names of websites, right? Not quite…In the last decade, marketing has become more about SEO, PPCs and Social Media platforms and less about traditional TV or print advertising. Of course, everyone st… Source: Domaining     



#LLLL : Four letter .com #domains are still being stolen

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The four letter domain marketplace might have gone south, but domain theft involving such assets still persists. A new incident involving domains registered with Namesilo has been shared at NamePros: Yesterday, I was checking domain list in my namesilo account. Found that my 4L.com’s were missing. Immediately I’ve sent ma… Source: Domaining…



AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 30, 2018

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



.tel’s second-biggest registrar gets canned

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: A Chinese registrar that focused exclusively on selling .tel domain names has been shut down by ICANN. Tong Ji Ming Lian (Beijing) Technology Corporation Ltd, which did business as Trename, had its registrar contract terminated last week. ICANN claims the company had failed to pay its accreditation fees and failed to…



Is Your Domain Name Cheating On You?

By chris zuiker MediaOptions.com: Find out the three ways your domain name could be cheating on you. The post Is Your Domain Name Cheating On You? appeared first on Media Options. Source: Domaining     



After the Bitcoin Boom: Hard Lessons for Cryptocurrency Investors Plus.. POT Stock Tip!

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Pot stock tip, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Wolf of Wall Street, BitCoin, NotPetya, Freelancers, Cryptocurrency, Cyber attacks ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ warns investors of the next big trap: Bitcoin Wolf of Wall Street Says Bitcoin Will Bust from CNBC. The Insecurity of Freelance Work Measuring changes i… Source: Domaining…



#Ubuntu .ORG auction : Who dropped this fabulous #domain name?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The domain Ubuntu.org is in a DropCatch auction currently, and this fabulous keyword is being bid on by several domain bidders. With three hours or so left until the auction’s end, 43 bidders have placed 56 bids. The current high bid is at $3,550 dollars from the DropCatch user “snapname.” Ubuntu is…



Do these Jack Ryan domain name registrations make sense?

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Amazon Prime just released a new Prime Original series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. Amazon has been promoting this on Prime Video for months. Yesterday, the company registered these domain names: jack-ryan-tv.com jack-ryanseries.com jack-ryantheseries.com jack-ryantv.com jackryan-tv.com jackryantv.com tom-clancys-jack-ryan.com tomclancys-… Source: Domaining     



.GLOBAL domains become 4 years old (infographic)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: 4 years have passed since .GLOBAL was launched. Ever since the launch, .GLOBAL has seen steady growth rate. It is currently standing at about 43,000 registered domain names. You can see all domain name sales from the .global registry at Sold.Domains. The domain name renewal rates of .global are: Year 1…



You need to hire a specialist lawyer for domain name disputes

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Another example of a UDRP case gone wrong that might have gone the other way with different arguments. Would you hire a personal injury lawyer to file a trademark application? I hope not. You should hire an attorney who specializes in trademarks. When it comes to cybersquatting claims, it’s…



Daily Domain Picks 8-31-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 8-31-18 A different name at the top XYNames made the top sale with StoryKids.com. Top sales/closes from yesterday: storykids.com 37,500 USD 2018-08-30 XYNames.com ebf.com 30,500 USD 2018-08-30 Sedo sudden.com 24,950 USD 2018-08-30 Sedo cyn.com 24,950 USD 2018-08-30 Sedo iaw.com 20,501 USD 2018-08-30 Sedo vqx.com 14… Source: Domaining     



Pilot Fitness, LLC tried reverse domain name hijacking

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Fitness website for pilots tries to get the .net to match its .com but is found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking instead. Pilot Fitness, LLC, a company that helps traveling professionals stay fit, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name…



Sedo Great Domains Auction Results – August 2018

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: The monthly Great Domains auction on Sedo concluded yesterday, and the auction ended with 40 domain names sold at a value of over $130,000. The three largest sales in the auction were EBF.com ($30,500), Sudden.com ($24,950), and CYN.com ($24,950). Because the auctions closed just yesterday, the sales have not closed yet….



141 Domain Discoveries for August 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…



Whois privacy did NOT increase spam volumes

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The advent of more-or-less blanket Whois privacy has not immediately led to the feared uptick in spam, according to researchers. Data from Cisco’s Talos email data service, first highlighted by security company Recorded Future this week, shows spam levels have been basically flat to slightly down since ICANN’s GDPR-inspir… Source: Domaining…



$282k in Sales on August 30th – StoryKids.com sold for $37,500 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was StoryKids.com which sold for $37,500 at XYNames.com. NameBio recorded 252 sales for a total of $281,571 with an average sale price of $1,117. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 34% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday August 31st , 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I didn’t really discuss it until I found out what was going on but two weeks ago I had my second heart episode where I got terrible heart pains and collapsed. Followed by weeks of chest pain and headaches. People were calling it panic attacks. My best friends are doctors and they…



Afilias finally admits it’s American

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Afilias has changed its corporate structure and is now officially based in the United States. A new holding company, Afilias Inc, has been created in Delaware. It now owns Afilias Plc, the Ireland-based company that has been until now the parent of the Afilias family. Being “based” in Ireland and doing…



The most current source for .com registrations

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Where to buy domains making parking revenue / Rejuve.com sold for $6,700 / .org price compared to .com / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: CookieBreath.com – Wow! Did you … → Source: Domaining     



.WEDDING is becoming the go-to domain extension for wedding websites

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Remember when going to a wedding meant sending paper invitations back-and-forth and checking off things like dinner preference and the name of your guest? Now most weddings have a dedicated wedding website to collect RSVPs and to serve as a central location for all the wedding details. I’ve been to enough weddings…



Top Domain Portfolio Goes Up on Efty

By Elliot Silver Garry Chernoff is a longtime domain investor who owns a spectacular portfolio of descriptive domain names. Earlier today on LinkedIn, Garry announced the launch of his portfolio marketplace, which can be found by visiting NetIncome.com. Garry used Efty (an advertiser here) to launch his portfolio website. Ordinarily, a domain investor creating a…



Afilias moves to the US

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Afilias announced today that it has formally established a new corporate parent entity, Afilias, Inc. of Delaware, USA. Afilias plc of Ireland is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Afilias, Inc. Afilias further announced the relocation of its global corporate headquarters to Horsham, PA, the current offices of its operating subsidiar……



California.com Puts GEO Domains Back on the Map with “Mid-Seven Figure” Sale

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK, NY – According to Industry news site DNW.com, and a press release, the Iconic US State Name, California.com has been acquired, along with a group of related domain names, in the mid seven figure range. Not bad for a parked domain name. What is truly amazing about this sale,…



In 2017 I asked – Could we do a domain auction here on Twitter? The replies were mixed

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Twitter auctions have no consequences for bad or illegal behavior There was a secondary discussion point in a post on Namepros about auction houses. @MetBob mentioned he saw that Daryl Lopes auctioned a name off on Twitter and thought it was a good idea. He wrote: For those on Twitter, I…



Daily Poll: Are You Going to ICANN Barcelona?

By Elliot Silver I am going to be attending the ICANN meeting in Barcelona in October. I am going to be at the first half of the meeting and then flying back to Boston due to a prior commitment. This will be my first ICANN meeting. I don’t know how many actual ICANN events I…



Interesting idea: auctioning a domain name on twitter

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: A domain broker auctioned a domain name on Twitter. Twitter is a great medium to share news, interact with friends and gripe about airline delays. Could it also be a good way to auction a domain name? Domain broker Darryl Lopes gave it a shot this week with the…



Legally Co Files UDRP Against Legally.com

By Elliot Silver A company called Legally Co filed a UDRP against Legally.com, a one word .com domain name. The UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization, and it is WIPO Case D2018-1958. Legally.com is a domain name owned by GoDaddy’s NameFind portfolio company. From what I can see, this dictionary word .com…



Top Domain Portfolio Goes Up on Efty

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Garry Chernoff is a longtime domain investor who owns a spectacular portfolio of descriptive domain names. Earlier today on LinkedIn, Garry announced the launch of his portfolio marketplace, which can be found by visiting NetIncome.com. Garry used Efty (an advertiser here) to launch his portfolio website. Ordinarily, a domain investo… Source:…



Latest #Casino Bonuses : #Domain rebranding from .COM to #LCB .ORG acronym

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Latest Casino Bonuses, an independent directory, guide and forum of numerous online gambling resources, is rebranding. Moving from the domain LatestCasinoBonuses.com to the shorter variant, LCB.org, might come as a shock to old school domain investors. Indeed, the use of a dot .ORG domain for a web site on gambling and online…



Why do Chinese companies like acronym domains?

By Kassey Lee TLDInvestors.com: China is the largest owner of liquid domains according to the quarterly market report by GGRG.com. These are very short .com domains such as LL (letter-letter), NN (number-number), and LN (letter-number) .com which can be sold at any time because of a large pool of ready buyers. In this article, I’ll…



What changes would you make to improve auction houses?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: So with all the anger and disappointment in the auction houses, as evidenced by polls and comments on TheDomains and Namepros, what changes would you like to see implemented? Some domain investors might be past the point of no return, but for those who believe things can be improved, where…



AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 29, 2018

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



Afilias moves HQ to United States

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Tax law changes influence decision to move headquarters to U.S. Domain name registry Afilias has made the United States its legal headquarters, moving it from Ireland. The company created a new Delaware company, Afilias, Inc. and made its previous parent company, Afilias plc, a subsidiary of the Delaware company….



Best-selling author Rieva Lesonsky delivering NameSummit keynote speech 

By admin NameSummit.com: 2018 NameSummit conference to feature a keynote address by small business and entrepreneurship expert and best-selling author Rieva LesonskyRead More… Source: Domaining     



Grants Available For Those Interested In Computers and Web Development

By admin DropGRABS.com: I just found out about this SPECIAL grant – one or more of you might qualify for… Be sure to check it out if you have an interest in the … Source: Domaining     



Real estate and #domains : Get your “not for sale” sign up pronto!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The world of real estate is up in arms, after ICANN declared an expansion of its global control. In a press release aimed at realtors, real estate agents, property managers and property appraisers, ICANN notified everyone about the new rules of “property use” – beyond domain names: “We’re expanding the r… Source:…



Daily Poll: Are You Going to ICANN Barcelona?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I am going to be attending the ICANN meeting in Barcelona in October. I am going to be at the first half of the meeting and then flying back to Boston due to a prior commitment. This will be my first ICANN meeting. I don’t know how many actual ICANN events…



Why Bitcoin May End Year ‘Explosively Higher’

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Bitcoin, Casper, Mattress, Amerisleep, Saavta, Phpomne Addiction, Leadership This little-talked about correlation suggests bitcoin may end year ‘explosively higher’: Tom Lee This correlation may provide clues into bitcoin’s next move from CNBC. The $29 billion battle to own how America sleep… Source: Domaining     



#Domain theft victim authors book about his ordeal with SOT .com

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A year ago, Mr. Wille Kuutti lost control of his domain name, SOT.com. The Finnish software engineer was able to recover the domain, after jumping through several hoops with domain auction houses and registrars. The domain was hijacked using modern social engineering techniques. We covered the domain theft incident and its recovery…



Expert Exchange: How Do You Qualify Potential Buyers?

By James Iles NamePros.com: Many top brokers look after some of the most sought-after domain names on the planet. This means an almost constant stream of inquiries and interest in these domains. The majority of interested parties will not be able to reach the often six-, seven-, or eight-figure prices required to acquire a top…



Daily Domain Picks 8-30-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 8-30-18 Square8.com sold for $20,000 to lead the way on Wednesday. Top sales/closes from yesterday: square8.com 20,000 USD 2018-08-29 Sedo rejuve.com 6,700 USD 2018-08-29 GoDaddy hunchback.com 6,201 USD 2018-08-29 NameJet w29.com 4,111 USD 2018-08-29 NameJet chauffard.com 3,830 USD 2018-08-29 BuyDomains eckerd.com … Source: Domaining     



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