Daily archives: August 3rd, 2018

Consistent 5 figure sales every month

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Positive replies from my outbound domain inquiry / Vegas.co sold for $18,500 / What’s the best one word .com you can sell for $100k? / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: ResidentialCentral.com – The two words play fun together,…



A Hyphen May Help You Find a Buyer

By Elliot Silver Darryl Lopes, formerly a broker at Uniregistry and now an independent domain broker, shared a great tip on Twitter this week that could be helpful to domain investors who are looking to sell a domain name: The easiest way to find leads for two-word domain names you own is to see is…



First Round of Speakers Named for New DomainingAmericas Conference Coming to Brazil in October

DNJournal: The 1st DomainingAmericas conference in Brazil is just 2 months away. Veteran event producer Jodi Chamberlain has joined the show team to help insure its success. Source: Domaining     



How to Design a Checkout Process That Generates High Conversion Rates

By Neil Patel Ecommerce websites live and die by their conversions. For those of you who have a high volume of traffic to your website, that’s great news. But traffic alone doesn’t generate sales. Is your website traffic translating to conversions? There are certain metrics you can use to measure this. Look at your bounce…



Daily Poll: Do You Want to Read About Sales Without Prices?

By Elliot Silver Yesterday, I wrote about Bob’s Discount Furniture’s acquisition of Bobs.com. As is the case with most sales I uncover, I was unable to get the acquisition price of the domain name. Without an incentive for sharing the price, most buyers and sellers have no interest in telling a third party (me) what…



New ICANN director named

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: A member of the root server community has been named to the ICANN board of directors. The Nominating Committee yesterday revealed its three selections for the board, two of whom are already seated. The new director is Tripti Sinha of the University of Maryland, where she heads the Advanced Cyber Infrastructure…



MMX to connect .luxe with Ethereum Name Service

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: New domain will work with wallet-identifier service. New top level domain name company Minds + Machines (MMX) announced today that it will connect its forthcoming .luxe top level domain with Ethereum Name Service. Ethereum Name Service (ENS) is a sort of “domain names for ethereum asset addresses” system. The…



MMX will integrate .luxe with Ethereum

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM: MMX) announced that it has entered into an exclusive agreement that will enable Ethereum’s Ethereum Name Service (“ENS”) to be integrated into the services marketed by registrars to consumers in MMX’s, soon to be launched top-level domain, .luxe. The ICANN-approved .luxe extension is set to…



AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 2, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 2, 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…



Fertilizer company tries reverse domain name hijacking

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company intentionally provided incomplete material evidence, panel determines. Ferm-O-Feed B.V., a fertilizer company based in the Netherlands, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Fertiplus.com. The World Intellectual Property Organization panel determined that Ferm-O-Feed “provi… Source: Domaining     



A Hyphen May Help You Find a Buyer

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Darryl Lopes, formerly a broker at Uniregistry and now an independent domain broker, shared a great tip on Twitter this week that could be helpful to domain investors who are looking to sell a domain name: The easiest way to find leads for two-word domain names you own is to see…



My brain explodes trying to understand MMX’s new blockchain deal for .luxe

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Minds + Machines has abandoned plans to launch .luxe as a gTLD for luxury goods and instead made a deal to sell it as an address for cryptocurrency wallets. If you thought it was a silly move marketing .ws as meaning “web site” or .pw as “professional web”, you’re probably not…



From Google’s own John Mueller – “Keyword Domains Don’t Rank Better”

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: John Mueller, the Senior Webmaster Trends Analyst over at Google recently held a webinar that covered the topic of keyword domain names. In the webinar he clearly stated, “keyword domains don’t rank better” and shared a list of four insights into keyword domains and ranking. Here’s the official list from Googl… Source:…



Fight over Whois access starts early

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Starting as they mean to go on? The new ICANN working group on Whois this week saw early, if predictable, divisions on the issue of access to private data in a post-GDPR world. The so-called Whois EPDP (for Expedited Policy Development Process) held its first teleconference on Wednesday and while not…



Apple Shares Should Trade At $300 (That’s $2100 with Splits VS The $75 When We Recommended In 2006)

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Future, Stadium, Freelancers, Self-employment, Apple, Full-time job How the future stadium will compete with your living room Architects and Visa are looking at winning ways to elevate the fan experience at the event. How to kill your freelance demons Struggling to land the best freelance jobs? ……



Daily Poll: Do You Want to Read About Sales Without Prices?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Yesterday, I wrote about Bob’s Discount Furniture’s acquisition of Bobs.com. As is the case with most sales I uncover, I was unable to get the acquisition price of the domain name. Without an incentive for sharing the price, most buyers and sellers have no interest in telling a third party (me)…



Just #married : Two Texan #domainers tied the knot!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Summer is a popular time of the year to get married, it seems. Two Texan domain investors, Jason Franklin and Logan Flatt tied the knot recently – to their beautiful spouses, Elizabeth and Iris. Elizabeth Franklin studied Psychology & Philosophy at the Sam Houston State University, and Iris Flatt is from China….



Blacknight calls for Ireland to slash domain prices

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Irish registrar Blacknight Solutions has called for its local ccTLD registry to cut the price of .ie domains in order to drive growth. In a press release, CEO Michele Neylon said that .ie names — typically renewing at over €20 — can cost twice as much as other European ccTLDs. He…



139 Domain Discoveries for August 3rd

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…



$234k in Sales on August 2nd – Mix.io sold for $40,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: Only one .com cracked the Top 10 yesterday. The top sale of the day was Mix.io which sold for $40,000 at Flippa. NameBio recorded 229 sales for a total of $233,506 with an average sale price of $1,020. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 10% in the…



GoDaddy Q2 report: $651.6M total revenue, $304.8M domain revenue

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. “GoDaddy successfully delivered another solid quarter with continued customer, revenue, and cash flow growth,” said GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner. “We are making great progress on our 2018 strategic initiatives including grow… Source: Domaining     



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday August 3rd , 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Domains don’t matter. That’s what Godaddy proved yesterday in their earnings. With domain related earnings of $304 million and hosting revenue of $244 million, Godaddy’s hosting platform is actually much more valuable than the domains side. Valuable because the margins on hosting are 10 fold that of domains (I … Source: Domaining…



Daily Domain Picks 8-3-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 8-3-18 None of the top 6 sales were .com on Thursday. It was all about .io, .co and .net. Flippa got the top close with Mix.io at $40,000. Top sales/closes from yesterday: mix.io 40,000 USD 2018-08-02 Flippa vegas.co 18,500 USD 2018-08-02 Sedo usbetting.net 15,000 USD 2018-08-02 Sedo hire.co…



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