Monthly archives: September, 2018

Non-com #domain sightings: #OneBlood .ORG

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Very often, we encounter domain names emblazoned on vehicles; we attempt to photograph these “domains in the wild” while we’re stationary. That’s right, we won’t compromise safety in order to produce a photo of these “domain sightings!” Such domain names are grouped in two categories: dot .COM doma… Source: Domaining     



How to buy premium domains

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: One word .com needed for project / LaserSkinCare.com sold for $2,649 / Buying A Scrapbooking/Paper Crafting Domain / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Software / tech related domains – Have some software or technology related domains you want…



40M+ customers impacted as Zoho suffers major outage after registrar takes down Zoho.com

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Last week was a frustrating one of Zoho and their customers as Tierra, the domain registrar for Zoho.com decided to take the site down citing security concerns. If you aren’t familiar with Zoho, you can think of it as a CRM (like Salesforce) coupled with a suite of online office apps (like…



My Price Reduction Offer

By Elliot Silver I have a substantial portion of my domain portfolio listed for sale via GoDaddy / Afternic. I tend to price this inventory a bit on the high side because I am always able to reduce my price if necessary but obviously can’t increase it once someone agrees to purchase it. This isn’t…



AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

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



Top Topics: Mike Mann’s Selling Strategy; Staying Positive Between Sales…

By James Iles NamePros.com: Before getting into this week’s Top Topics, I have a warning. If you haven’t already added two-factor authentication to your registrar accounts, I would urge you to do it soon. I won’t go into details, but after an incident this week, some of my domain portfolio was at a high risk…



.HOMES will be launching as an unrestricted TLD

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Dominion Registries, the registry of the new extension .HOMES, will be removing the current restrictive Nexus eligibility requirements. Anyone will be able to register or acquire available General Availability (GA) or premium names starting 14 January, 2019. Up until January 14 you must be an individual or a legal entity with…



.HOMES will be launching as an unrestricted TLD

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Dominion Registries, the registry of the new extension .HOMES, will be removing the current restrictive Nexus eligibility requirements. Anyone will be able to register or acquire available General Availability (GA) or premium names starting 14 January, 2019. Up until January 14 you must be an individual or a legal entity with…



My Price Reduction Offer

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I have a substantial portion of my domain portfolio listed for sale via GoDaddy / Afternic. I tend to price this inventory a bit on the high side because I am always able to reduce my price if necessary but obviously can’t increase it once someone agrees to purchase it. This…



My Price Reduction Offer

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I have a substantial portion of my domain portfolio listed for sale via GoDaddy / Afternic. I tend to price this inventory a bit on the high side because I am always able to reduce my price if necessary but obviously can’t increase it once someone agrees to purchase it. This…



139 Domain Discoveries for September 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…



139 Domain Discoveries for September 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…



$74k in Sales on September 29th – Autofy.com sold for $5,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Autofy.com which sold for $5,000 at Flippa. NameBio recorded 171 sales for a total of $73,872 with an average sale price of $432. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 19% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Saturday September 30th, 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I’ll be upfront today and let you know that this is streak keeper post. Its short and not very good but since we haven’t missed a list on any day for 3 years I couldn’t let it end today. I don’t go out much but my wife and I had some great…



Daily Domain Picks 9-30-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 9-30-18 Another slow day with the top sale on Saturday being Autofy.com closing at $5,000. Top sales/closes from yesterday: autofy.com 5,000 USD 2018-09-29 Flippa laserskincare.com 2,649 USD 2018-09-29 GoDaddy alphapower.com 2,226 USD 2018-09-29 NameJet newyorkspaces.com 2,222 USD 2018-09-29 GoDaddy aviationsoftwar… Source: Domaining     



The Domain Industry, Lunch Trucks and Sunday Morning Ramblings….

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! Go to any construction site and you will see the “Lunch Truck” come by several times a day to sell food. So imagine that the internet is the construction site, the address is of course the domain name and the lunch truck is the domain industry. Now imagine…



KJU.com sold for $14,100

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Alternative parking companies with different pay systems / When did you start domaining? / TOP TEN .com’s / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: ArmClocks.com – Sounds like legitimate product. … → Source: Domaining     



Saturday Musings – TED Talk by Ray Dalio

Michael Gilmour: As many readers are aware, during this year I’ve been sharing a number of the principles that I endeavour to follow in my own life. I’ve found they have helped me enormously in relationships and making better decisions. Early this year I had a friend give me the book “Principles” by Ray Dalio…



JPTM : How #domain investor Mike Mann scored a 228,471.43% ROI

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Mike Mann‘s domain investments are based on three principles: low cost of acquisition, long term holding of the domain asset, and a solid selling price. With this in mind, Mike Mann just scored an amazing 228,471.43% Return On Investment (ROI) for a recent domain sale. Mike’s sale of the domain BuyPods.com for…



AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 28, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 28, 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…



166 Domain Discoveries for September 29th

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…



$175k in Sales on September 28th – Lucky.io sold for $67,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Lucky.io which sold for $67,000 at Park.io. NameBio recorded 211 sales for a total of $174,756 with an average sale price of $828. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 20% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, September 29th

By Josh E DSAD.com: I wanted to pull some of the main points out of my recent UDRP so that we can become more familiar with the process and be able to easily respond if faced with a similar situation. Instead of attempting to paraphrase I’ve added the main section verbatim. It’s not that long,…



Daily Domain Picks 9-29-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 9-29-18 Lucky.io was certainly very lucky for Park.io, the name closed at $67,000. KJU.com closed at $14,100 at Flippa, the name sold back in 2006 on SnapNames for just $4,500. Top sales/closes from yesterday: lucky.io 67,000 USD 2018-09-28 Park.io kju.com 14,100 USD 2018-09-28 Flippa drugwipe.com 7,000 USD 2018-09……



JW.io sold for $3,689

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: What to do if you accidentally accept a deal when you meant to counter / .FO registry hacked / How to get a better .com renewal rates / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying wedding .com’s – Do…



DomainGang has turned 9 years old!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: On Wednesday, DomainGang turned nine years old – we’re now heading relentlessly towards our tenth year! More than one thousand domain related articles were published during the past year, bringing the total to 8,730! Since 2009, we strive to provide domain-centric entertainment and news coverage, using a unique angle; aft… Source: Domaining…



Lots of Interest in Push.com on Twitter

By Elliot Silver Push.com is a valuable domain name, which I would be happy to own. The Whois record for Push.com is private, and the domain name forwards to the sparsely populated @push_dot_com Twitter page. It looks like that Twitter handle has only posted one tweet since it was created in October 2016. I thought…



How to Communicate with Your Customers Effectively on All Your Distribution Channels

By Neil Patel As a business owner, you need to communicate with many people on a daily basis. You’re used to delegating tasks to your employees and dealing with merchants, accountants, lawyers, bankers, and everyone else who makes your operation possible. Communication skills are also important in your personal life. You need to manage the…



Farmers Business Network Upgrades to FBN.com

By Elliot Silver In one of my morning alert emails from DomainTools, I noticed that NameFind appears to have sold the FBN.com domain name. When I visited FBN.com this morning, I saw that it appears to have been acquired by an organization called Farmers Business Network. A message on top of the landing page says,…



Exchanging a .COM for a .IO Digital Presence

By Alvin Brown TLDInvestors.com: From Slither.io to Clothes.io to CodePen.io to a growing list of personal and company brands, .io domains have become the darling domain of tech startups and domain investors. The Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for .io was originally assigned to the British Indian Ocean Territory before tech world dubbed it…



Lots of Interest in Push.com on Twitter

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Push.com is a valuable domain name, which I would be happy to own. The Whois record for Push.com is private, and the domain name forwards to the sparsely populated @push_dot_com Twitter page. It looks like that Twitter handle has only posted one tweet since it was created in October 2016. I…



AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 27, 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…



Review: Yahoo Small Business website builder

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: The Yahoo Small Business website builder needs some work. I’ve reviewed a handful of website builders at this point: Wix, Weebly, Squarespace and GoCentral. Usually absent from discussions of the big site builders is Yahoo, which is now part of Verizon. Yet its legacy as a business offering website…



#Verisign Q2/2018 report : Attacks of the #DDoS kind

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Verisign released its second quarter report for the current year (Q2/2018,) regarding Distributed Denial of Service (DDos) attacks and related trends. This report represents a view into the attack trends unfolding online, through the observations and insights derived from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack mitigations –… Source: Domaining     



Farmers Business Network Upgrades to FBN.com

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: In one of my morning alert emails from DomainTools, I noticed that NameFind appears to have sold the FBN.com domain name. When I visited FBN.com this morning, I saw that it appears to have been acquired by an organization called Farmers Business Network. A message on top of the landing page…



#Domains and #politics : #DevilsTriangle .com is up for sale at #Sedo

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Domains and politics often intermix, and the latest trend is about Brett Kavanaugh and his alleged high school game, called Devil’s Triangle. This variant of “quarters” involves alcohol, obviously, in the form of three shots. Devil’s Triangle is another name for the Bermuda Triangle, an area in the Atlantic oc… Source: Domaining…



121 Domain Discoveries for September 28th

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…



$76k in Sales on September 27th – BrainBirds.com sold for $5,824 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was BrainBirds.com which sold for $5,824 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 176 sales for a total of $76,373 with an average sale price of $434. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 25% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



It’s Drazek vs Dammak for GNSO Council chair

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The chair of ICANN’s Generic Names Supporting Organization Council is contested this year, with a registry veep facing off against a software engineer. The nomination from the contracted parties house is US-based Keith Drazek, Verisign’s VP of policy and government relations at Verisign. He’ll be opposed by non-cont… Source: Domaining     



Great Domains Represent Generational Wealth and why Valuation Tools are a Cancer on this Industry!

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! There are folks that flip mobile homes and make a living. There are guys that sell mansions and they make much more and they work a lot less! They make many livings! I have referred to Domains as “Generational Wealth” for DECADES! What does that mean? It means…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday September 28th, 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I had a good talk with Alan Dunn the other day and we talked about what kind of domains we are adding to our portfolios. Turns out we both use the same strategy when buying a name. We only buy names that if we put it up for auction it would sell….



Subprime Problems with Online Advertising

Michael Gilmour: Back in 2008 the world experienced the impact of the subprime mortgage crisis. Greed, combined with a dose of stupidity put the global economy into a tailspin. The question I have been asking myself is whether the online advertising industry is heading for its own subprime shakeout. The global financial crisis was caused…



Daily Domain Picks 9-28-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 9-28-18 BrainBirds.com was the top sale at $5,824 on Thursday. Top sales/closes from yesterday: brainbirds.com 5,824 USD 2018-09-27 Sedo jw.io 3,689 USD 2018-09-27 Park.io samuelson.com 3,300 USD 2018-09-27 NameJet ferienwohnung-ostsee.de 2,330 USD 2018-09-27 Sedo scottsdalehomesforsale.com 2,133 USD 2018-09-27 GoD… Source: Domaining     



Cloudflare selling all domains at cost: “All we’re doing is pinging an API”

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Content delivery network provider Cloudflare has promised to sell domains in all TLDs at the wholesale cost, with no markup, forever. The company made the commitment yesterday as it announced its intention to get into the registrar business. Founder Matthew Price used the announcement to launch a blistering attack on the…



All Your Domains Are Belong to Us

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: How secure are your domain names? Not very. I’m going to start off with an open letter to Afternic and Sedo on the threats facing their fast transfer system. Then I’ll move on to some practical steps that readers can take to secure their domain portfolios. […] Source: Domaining     



Press release calls $2,500 a “high fee” for a domain name

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I read a rather strange press release tonight from a company called Fiesta Motors. It doesn’t start out too strange, actually the move they made makes a lot of sense – let me break it down. A car dealership called “Fiesta Motors” was stuck with GoFiestaMotors.com – it was in fact owned…



Real college investor upset with Elliot’s article on .EDU emails

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A domain investor who attends a prestigious college, reacted to a recent article by Elliot Silver, regarding inquiries arriving from .edu email addresses. Steve P. Popovitch goes to Brigham Young University, majoring in computer science. He often uses his “.edu” email address to negotiate on domain name acquisitions and s… Source: Domaining…



Inbound – Domain pricing strategy

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Outbound sales email template review / GiveGift.com sold for $15,000 / Cloudflare registrar opening / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Looking for LLL.in & LLL.co – Do you have … → Source: Domaining     



Daily Poll: Will You Transfer Domain Names to CloudFlare?

By Elliot Silver CloudFlare will be expanding its domain registrar business by offering low cost domain registrations. From what I know (as an observer rather than a client), CloudFlare has a high level of security and it’s products are trusted by many top companies. ClouldFlare will be offering its domain registration services in waves, in…



NamesCon confirms .GLOBAL as title show sponsor, publishes agenda plus other news

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: NamesCon shared today some announcements and updates as we gear up towards the NamesCon Global 2019 show. .GLOBAL is confirmed as a title show sponsor, and NamesCon will be announcing a new event site for NamesCon 2019 this Monday that is already live at namescon.global. Fall Pricing is on now, only…



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