Daily archives: August 7th, 2018

Now Using Jetpack Comments

By Elliot Silver When I relaunched DomainInvesting.com on a new WordPress theme, I began using the Jetpack plugin for commenting. This plugin is operated by Automattic, the company that owns WordPress. I use several Jetpack features, but the one that is most noticeable to readers is the comment section. Jetpack allows readers to easily comment,…



The world of brandables and how to invest in them

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Coupon – .BLOG Domain $1.00 only! / AutoLife.com sold for $5,647 / .technology / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying product and service names. Submit as many as possible – Be sure to check your portfolio for one…



Even.com and Even Financial Branding Confusion

By Elliot Silver Take a quick look at Even.com and then take a quick look at EvenFinancial.com. Both businesses have blue logos and both companies look like they are in the financial services sector. Making it even (pun intended) more confusing is that both logos simply say “Even.” Both companies are well funded. According to…



Available brandable two word names 8-7-2018

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Available Names courtesy of Scott from Say Domains dryposter.com scenicbook.com soundaroma.com latsource.com hatgram.com bootcheap.com leadstub.com blitzdoctor.com cafetweet.com zipwhite.com vinylfish.com fluentsound.com pixelclock.com clockscan.com barrelweb.com campskill.com dairyup.com simplebacon.com hotdryer.com partynotice.com … Source: Domaining     



Allstate is no longer in .GoodHands

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company ditches .goodhands domain name. Insurance company Allstate (NYSE:ALL) has informed (pdf) domain name overseer ICANN that it no longer wishes to run the .goodhands top level domain name. It sent a termination notice to ICANN on July 13 informing it that it wants to dump the domain name….



You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Pane of Glass

By Mark Kendrick Introducing the New Iris Investigate API One of the most common refrains we hear from our customers is their pursuit of what they call “a single pane of glass.” They… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



.FUN Reaches 100,000 Registrations But Developed Domains Are What Radix Is Most Happy About:

DNJournal: If a registry sells domains cheap enough it is easy to rack up a lot of registrations but long term success will depend on people building websites on their TLDs. That’s why Radix is happy about what is happening with .FUN. Source: Domaining     



MorganLinton.com readers – join me on Discord, take two!

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Back in July I created a Discord channel for my blog as a way to communicate with my blog readers in realtime. It was pretty neat, within an hour I was already having a conversation with one of my readers and soon more people joined. Then I got busy, traveled a bunch,…



NamesCon Book Club: What the NamesCon Team is Reading Right Now

By Joyce Ng NamesCon.com: The NamesCon Book Club aims to share some of the domaining community’s favorite reads. Whether they’re non-fiction or science fiction, we hope that these books will inspire you to read more while also getting to know the community a little better!Here’s what the NamesCon team is currently re… Source: Domaining     



Now Using Jetpack Comments

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: When I relaunched DomainInvesting.com on a new WordPress theme, I began using the Jetpack plugin for commenting. This plugin is operated by Automattic, the company that owns WordPress. I use several Jetpack features, but the one that is most noticeable to readers is the comment section. Jetpack allows readers to easily…



People keep registering bad domains

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Donuts offered some insights about their premium domain names. The only insight I got, and that comes as no surprise, is that people have been and are (always) registering bad domains. Donuts is generally characterizing anything greater than $33 wholesale per year as a premium domain name. Donuts offered some examples…



Daily Poll: Will Dispute.com Sell for Six Figures?

By Elliot Silver Dispute.com is in an expiry auction at GoDaddy Auctions. The auction ends later on today. At the time of publication, the high bid is $65,000 and there have been 118 bids placed on the auction. The $65,000 high bid is much higher than the GoDaddy Appraisal of $19,636. Because of the bidding,…



Sedo weekly sales led by a 5 way tie at the top

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Sedo reported their weekly sales and a group of names tied for the top spot. OpenWeb.com, MedicalCRM.com, Caliva.com, Camisetas.com.br and USbetting.net all sold for $15,000 in a light week for domain sales. The usbetting story is an interesting one. This week’s sales underlies a lot of the confusion and frustration…



One registrant gave up and the new one hit a home run

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: You need a little luck in the name game, for the stars to align properly. Sometimes it comes along just right. I am interested in betting related names and I remember seeing a few months back that USbetting.org sold for $15,000. I thought that was a great price. Last week while…



Dispute.com closes at $65,000

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Dispute.com closed at $65,000 and the winner of our closest guess post was GreenJobs. Green Jobs says July 29, 2018 at 9:15 am (Edit) Good legal name… $60k. A donation will be made in Adam’s name for $25 to Elliot’s Pan Mass Challenge. Dispute.net closed on Wednesday at $2,275. Dispute.org…



There’s a lot going on at Uniregistry this month

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Yesterday I got an email from Uniregistry sharing some of the new updates for August and honestly I was pretty impressed. While most people are on vacation, Uniregistry seems to be moving forward at full speed. I felt like there was enough going on this month that it’s worth highlighting, so here’s…



Law firm “careless” in filing cybersquatting dispute against domain CCK.com

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Law form tried to get three letter .com domain name through UDRP. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has determined that the law firm that filed a UDRP for CCK.com was “careless”, but stopped short of finding it a case of reverse domain name hijacking. Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick…



Even.com and Even Financial Branding Confusion

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Take a quick look at Even.com and then take a quick look at EvenFinancial.com. Both businesses have blue logos and both companies look like they are in the financial services sector. Making it even (pun intended) more confusing is that both logos simply say “Even.” Both companies are well funded. According…



Escrow.com launches Escrow Pay

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Escrow.com announced the launch of its latest feature “Escrow Pay”, a streamlined checkout payment system for buying and selling cars, boats, airplanes, domains and anything of value, in one line of code. Escrow Pay is the ideal solution for any website, mobile app, online store, classified site or marketplace that needs…



Daily Poll: Will Dispute.com Sell for Six Figures?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Dispute.com is in an expiry auction at GoDaddy Auctions. The auction ends later on today. At the time of publication, the high bid is $65,000 and there have been 118 bids placed on the auction. The $65,000 high bid is much higher than the GoDaddy Appraisal of $19,636. Because of the…



July’s Top Domain Name Stories

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Here’s a look at what attracted a large audience on Domain Name Wire last month. These are the top 5 stories, as ranked by pageviews: 1. Testing out the website builders: Wix, Weebly and Squarespace – In July, I started publishing reviews of website builders including Squarespace and Wix….



No Verfügungsanspruch for ICANN in GDPR lawsuit

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: ICANN has lost its latest attempt to get use the German courts to force Tucows to continue to collect Whois records the registrar thinks are unnecessary. In an August 1 ruling, a translation of which (pdf) has been published by ICANN, the court ruled that no preliminary injunction (or “Verfügungsanspruch”) was…



Dot .com #domain sightings : #Acousti is a brand in engineering

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: One of our hobbies is to locate and keep track of domain names on vehicles; these domain sightings fall into two main categories: .com and everything else. Because safety comes first, when we catch one such domain we are stationary while taking a photo, at a traffic stop or light, in order…



121 Domain Discoveries for August 7th

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…



TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 8/7/2018!

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 8/7/2018. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input … → Source: Domaining     



$107k in Sales on August 6th – Trula.com sold for $7,091 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: GoDaddy had the top sale of the day for two days in a row, this time it was Trula.com which sold for $7,091. NameBio recorded 212 sales for a total of $107,064 with an average sale price of $505. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 20% in…



Famous Four is DEAD! New registry promises spam crackdown

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Famous Four Media’s portfolio of gTLD registries is now under the control of a new company, Global Registry Services Ltd, which has promised to abandon its failed penny-domain strategy and crack down on spam. The company, which goes by the name GRS Domains, told registrars yesterday that FFM’s 16 gTLDs are…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, August 7th

By Josh E DSAD.com: Recently I switched a bunch of names that didn’t have pricing to pricing based off the Godaddy formula. It’s not the valuation amount, but coordinated to it. I didn’t do this because I thought it was some super awesome system, I did it because I’m lazy and didn’t have time to…



auDA car crash continues as director quits over foreign members

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: auDA director Tim Connell has quit the board over its decision to admit almost a thousand new members from the industry side of the house. Connell, the only remaining “Demand class” director, said he believes auDA will now be controlled by registrars and the new back-end registry, Afilias. In his resignation…



Daily Domain Picks 8-7-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 8-7-18 Trula.com closed at $7,091 to take the top spot on Monday. Regged in 2003 kind of close to the real estate website Trulia.com. Top sales/closes from yesterday: trula.com 7,091 USD 2018-08-06 GoDaddy autolife.com 5,647 USD 2018-08-06 NameJet ecowash.com 5,000 USD 2018-08-06 BuyDomains xdeals.com 3,401 USD 201… Source:…



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