Daily archives: September 13th, 2018

What’s Going On At ICU?

Michael Gilmour: In June I wrote an article on the new gTLD ICU and I believed that it would be successful not necessarily because of the extension but because two of the founders, Kevin Kopas and Lars Jensen. I thought it was time that I checked in on their efforts and to see if my…



I competed in my first eSports competition and came in last place

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: As many of you know, I’m a fan of eSports. I don’t play most of the games that I watch, but one that I have played for quite a while now is Supercell’s Clash Royale. In many ways I look at games like this as the evolution of chess. You have a…



Quick flip strategy – From reg fee to $100

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: How to deal with a whois spammer / Outbound e-mail templates / Showcase your .company domain / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: DepotCheck.de sold for $19,203 – BAM! A … → Source: Domaining     



Your Marketplace Site Could Look Like This.

By Doron Vermaat Efty.com: From novice to pioneers, Efty is the platform of choice for legions of domain name investors who are looking for beautiful For-Sale landing pages and a professional marketplace site without paying commision on sales. At Efty we believe that your domain shop should be more than a public list of domain…



New: “Like” comments on Domain Name Wire

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Now you can Like comments you read on Domain Name Wire. Ever read a comment on Domain Name Wire that you agree with or find interesting? Now, in addition to adding your own reply or comment, you can Like the person’s comment. Just look for the Like link underneath…



6 Great Domains Owned by Braden Pollock’s Legal Brand Domains LLC

By James Iles NamePros.com: Continuing in our series of articles profiling great domains in the portfolios of leading investors and established companies, we are taking a look at six of the best names owned by domain investor @Braden Pollock’s company, Legal Brand Domains LLC. According to DomainIQ, Braden’s company is listed as owning around five…



Daily Poll: How Much Money Would it Take to Start Today?

By Elliot Silver Yesterday morning, I posted a poll question asking if someone could start off in the domain investment business today and make money. More than 75% of the people who voted said, “yes,” which bodes well for those who are looking to give domain investing a shot. Several of the comments were people…



Uniregistry : I’d rather have an aggressive broker, than a pushover

By Theo Develegas Acro: Recently, I read through a discussion thread over at NamePros, about how a – presumably – Uniregistry broker filtered the lowball offers of the person complaining. In a nutshell, the broker wasn’t presenting the offers to the domain’s owner, because they were too low. In doing so, the complainant made a…



Domaining for Beginners, Part 5: Why is Branding Important?

By Joyce Ng NamesCon.com: Welcome to Domaining for Beginners, where we’ll focus on the basics of domains and look at everything from how to choose a good domain name to how new top-level domains are affecting the industry.45% of NamesCon attendees in 2016 and 2017 were first-timers, so we’ve created this “Domains 101… Source: Domaining…



The Great Startup Debate: Try vs Get vs Go

By chris zuiker MediaOptions.com: The Great Domain Name Startup Debate. Startups have massive challenge today. What should they do if the raw unfiltered version of their domain name is taken and already in use? Most startups may be tempted to add something to the front of the domain such as: Try or Get or Go….



#Hindware : Indian company grabs #domain registered in 2000

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The domain Hindware.com was registered in 2000, and 18 years later it was challenged and lost via the UDRP process at the WIPO. Being self-represented, the Respondent claimed they registered the domain as a combination of hind (the body part behind the back) and ware (referring to goods and materials). There’s an…



AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 12, 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…



Verisign files patent application for IDN domain searches

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Patent covers providing IDN translations and transliterations of ASCII searches. .Com registry Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) has filed a U.S. patent application (pdf) for searching for internationalized domain names (IDN). An IDN is a domain name that includes at least one non-ASCII character. Many top level domain names allow people…



#Tax .com : Biggest unreported #domain sale of a three letter .com?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The domain name Tax.com isn’t just another three letter word; representing a major class of global financial activity, this ultra-premium domain changed hands in 2013. Who was the buyer? Texas-based financial advisor corporation, Ryan, Inc., acquired the domain Tax.com in September 2013, via a private transaction. The company o… Source: Domaining     



$5 Billion Reasons Why NIKE Stock Will Double In 12 Months (Hint: It’s Not Kaepernick)

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: While participating in many of the social media debates about the Nike strategy, I realized that domainers are still stuck on CPC economics and really miss the point of a direct-to-digital model. For this post I will reprint a post from 2012 about Lifetime Customer Value. Here’s the…



Daily Poll: How Much Money Would it Take to Start Today?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Yesterday morning, I posted a poll question asking if someone could start off in the domain investment business today and make money. More than 75% of the people who voted said, “yes,” which bodes well for those who are looking to give domain investing a shot. Several of the comments were…



Amazon buys AWS.com domain name

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company gets coveted domain name for its cloud business. Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) has acquired the domain name AWS.com, Whois records indicate. Historical Whois records at DomainTools show that the domain was transferred to Amazon.com this week, between September 11 and September 12. The domain name was owned by AWS…



US scraps fucking stupid “seven dirty words” ban

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Neustar and the US government have agreed to dump their longstanding ban on profanity in .us domains. A contract change quietly published in July has now made it possible to register .us domains containing the strings “fuck”, “cunt”, “shit”, “piss”, “cocksucker”, “moth… Source: Domaining     



Should Small Businesses Consider Building a Industry-Related Domain Portfolio?

By Alvin Brown The Domains: In today’s tech-driven world, it’s a given to establish a digital presence for one’s personal or company brand. Now whether or not this digital presence uses a .com or non .com domain name is an ongoing debate — one I shall refrain from addressing today, somewhat. While most may not…



126 Domain Discoveries for September 13th

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…



$398k in Sales on September 12th – Gab.com sold for $220,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Gab.com which sold for $220,000 at Flippa. NameBio recorded 197 sales for a total of $398,479 with an average sale price of $2,023. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 45% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount…



Beginning of the end for DomainTools? Court orders it to scrub Whois records

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: DomainTools has been temporarily banned from collecting and publishing the Whois records of all .nz domains. A Washington court yesterday handed down a preliminary injunction against the company, after New Zealand’s Domain Name Commission sued it in July for scraping and republishing its Whois in violation of its terms of servi……



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday September 13th , 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I’m pretty sure I underprice most of my domains. I tend to it with everything. Even our plants at the nursery. We get a great margin on our plants we grow but occasionally we have to buy in plants from other growers. Those plants obviously cost more than those we created so…



Daily Domain Picks 9-13-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 9-13-18 Gab.com closed at $220,000 at Flippa, the name sold for $200,002 back in 2014 on Sedo. 10% gain in 4 years. Top sales/closes from yesterday: gab.com 220,000 USD 2018-09-12 Flippa depotcheck.de 19,203 USD 2018-09-12 Sedo iez.com 16,600 USD 2018-09-12 NameJet ico.ai 8,525 USD 2018-09-12 Park.io festzinssparen… Source:…



Gab.com sells for $20,000 more than it did in 2014

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Gab.com has been reported sold by Flippa and hit Namebio tonight. The name was purchased on Sedo back in 2014 for $200,002. The name now has been listed as sold for $220,000. A recent snapshot shows the site with an ask of $250,000 Now when you look at the name…



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