Monthly archives: October, 2018

I took Uniregistry’s brokers for a spin and I’m pretty impressed

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I’ve been using DomainNameSales.com landing pages for some time now. One of the first things I made sure of was that the inbound inquiries went right to me. Over time I’ve realized that I actually don’t really have the time to field or follow up with these inbound offers, I’m just too…



Turning domain assets into website assets – Is it worth it?

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Domain asset development options / The best way to sell an entire .co.uk portfolio / Instacare.com sold for $8,000 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying Video/Vid Names, … → Source: Domaining     



The Best E-Commerce Software

By Quicksprout Editorial Quicksprout is reader-supported. That means we use affiliate links. When you click, we sometimes earn a commission. Learn more. So, you’re ready to build an online store and sell, ship, and manage your business. We’re here to help. We took a look at six of the biggest names in e-commerce software to…



The Best E-Commerce Software

By Quicksprout Editorial Quicksprout is reader-supported. That means we use affiliate links. When you click, we sometimes earn a commission. Learn more. So, you’re ready to build an online store and sell, ship, and manage your business. We’re here to help. We took a look at six of the biggest names in e-commerce software to…



Dave Evanson’s Latest 6-Figure Sale at Sedo Tops This Week’s Domain Sales Chart

DNJournal: A 6-figure .com and one of the year’s 10 biggest ccTLD sales to date are the headliners on DNJournal’s latest weekly sales report. Source: Domaining     



Trick or Treat?

By Kelsey LaBelle Phishing for Treats As infosecurity professionals, we have a lot to learn from Halloween. There are many important trick-or-treating strategies used on this particular holiday, whether it be to find… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



Trick or Treat?

By Kelsey LaBelle Phishing for Treats As infosecurity professionals, we have a lot to learn from Halloween. There are many important trick-or-treating strategies used on this particular holiday, whether it be to find… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



How to Repurpose Your Content Across Multiple Marketing Platforms

By Neil Patel Quality content takes time and effort to produce. I am sure you know this if you regularly publish content on all your distribution channels. But many brands lose quality in pursuit of higher quantities of content. While I agree that quantity is important as well, your quality can’t suffer as a result…



How to Repurpose Your Content Across Multiple Marketing Platforms

By Neil Patel Quality content takes time and effort to produce. I am sure you know this if you regularly publish content on all your distribution channels. But many brands lose quality in pursuit of higher quantities of content. While I agree that quantity is important as well, your quality can’t suffer as a result…



Fudd times : #Elmer dot .com #domain sold for five figures at #DropCatch

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Not many people are named “Elmer” these days, and the matching domain, Elmer.com, dropped and was caught by DropCatch. Originally registered in 2000, Elmer.com was in the possession of BuyDomains until someone dropped the domain renewal ball, and the domain expired, and dropped. The world’s most famous Elmer has to … Source:…



Fudd times : #Elmer dot .com #domain sold for five figures at #DropCatch

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Not many people are named “Elmer” these days, and the matching domain, Elmer.com, dropped and was caught by DropCatch. Originally registered in 2000, Elmer.com was in the possession of BuyDomains until someone dropped the domain renewal ball, and the domain expired, and dropped. The world’s most famous Elmer has to … Source:…



Daily Poll: How Do You Sell More Domain Names?

By Elliot Silver Domain name sales are pretty much the most important thing for domain investors these days. While I still do outbound marketing from time to time, I believe I sell more domain names via inbound purchase inquiries than any other way these days. This has changed over the years. In prior years, I…



Daily Poll: How Do You Sell More Domain Names?

By Elliot Silver Domain name sales are pretty much the most important thing for domain investors these days. While I still do outbound marketing from time to time, I believe I sell more domain names via inbound purchase inquiries than any other way these days. This has changed over the years. In prior years, I…



Neustar: Here We Grow Again

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Neustar will acquire Verisign’s Security Services customer contracts consisting of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection, Managed DNS, DNS Firewall and fee-based Recursive DNS services. Said Neuster, “This acquisition is a testament to steadfast commitment our customers and also differentiates our registry business as we’re… Source: Domaining     



Neustar: Here We Grow Again

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Neustar will acquire Verisign’s Security Services customer contracts consisting of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection, Managed DNS, DNS Firewall and fee-based Recursive DNS services. Said Neuster, “This acquisition is a testament to steadfast commitment our customers and also differentiates our registry business as we’re… Source: Domaining     



Unhappy With Your Current Escrow Partner?

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: You’re In Luck. Better Escrow Is On The Way. Watch this page for the time and place. Source: Domaining     



Unhappy With Your Current Escrow Partner?

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: You’re In Luck. Better Escrow Is On The Way. Watch this page for the time and place. Source: Domaining     



AUCTION RECAP OF OCTOBER 30, 2018

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



AUCTION RECAP OF OCTOBER 30, 2018

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



#Playboy centerfold : Famous #trademark #domain changes hands after 15 years

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: PlayboyCenterfold.com, a domain registered in 2003, has just changed hands thanks to the UDRP process. The domain infringed on a trademark owned by the famous publisher Playboy; the Complainant also retrieved 23 year old domain Centerfolds.com last August. According to the UDRP complaint that was filed at the WIPO: “The Complai… Source:…



#Playboy centerfold : Famous #trademark #domain changes hands after 15 years

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: PlayboyCenterfold.com, a domain registered in 2003, has just changed hands thanks to the UDRP process. The domain infringed on a trademark owned by the famous publisher Playboy; the Complainant also retrieved 23 year old domain Centerfolds.com last August. According to the UDRP complaint that was filed at the WIPO: “The Complai… Source:…



Top 10 Sales of 2017: Where Are They Now?

By James Iles NamePros.com: Last year, DNJournal recorded more than $26 million worth of sales in their “Top 100 Reported Sales” table, lead by six deals valued at $1 million or more. It’s can be interesting to revisit past sales, especially high-value sales, to see exactly what the name is now being used for and…



Ziggurat.xyz: YouTube and digital media stars join the family created by this week’s #WebsiteWedn…

By Team XYZ Gen.XYZ: Ziggurat.xyz – GoDaddy customer (United Kingdom) Have you ever dreamed of being the star of your own television show, or creating your own internet series that garners millions of views? Then you’ll need the right team behind you to make it to the top. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday is the talent behind…



Halloween Domain Names

By Bob Hawkes NameTalent.com: While most of our thoughts on Halloween are rightly elsewhere, I thought it might be fun to have a look at Halloween as a domain term. After all we domain investors see domain names everywhere! I even found dozens of great Halloween domain names available to hand register. Sales Most domain…



#Domainer tribute : Gigantic statue of Rick Schwartz erected in #India!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Indian domain investors have erected a gigantic statue of Rick Schwartz in India. The 888 foot iron structure is the world’s tallest statue, and the only one dedicated to a domain name investor. Costing almost $3.2 billion dollars, “The Domain King” is located along a busy intersection in Mumbai, India. More than…



Gab.com is apparently on a payment plan. That should serve as a warning.

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Domain name appears to be on a payment plan at Escrow.com. The valuable domain name Gab.com is in limbo. It is used for a ‘free speech’ social network and it seems that the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter was radicalized (in part) by using the service. GoDaddy told the company to…



Daily Domain Picks 10-31-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 10-31-18 TaxFree.de was the top sale on Tuesday at $9,072. InstaCare.com sold for $8,000. I like Instacare as a brand, seems there are a few businesses using the name. Top sales/closes from yesterday: taxfree.de 9,072 USD 2018-10-30 Sedo instacare.com 8,000 USD 2018-10-30 Sedo bccannabisstore.com 6,300 USD 2018-10-… Source:…



Daily Poll: How Do You Sell More Domain Names?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Domain name sales are pretty much the most important thing for domain investors these days. While I still do outbound marketing from time to time, I believe I sell more domain names via inbound purchase inquiries than any other way these days. This has changed over the years. In prior years,…



153 Domain Discoveries for October 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…



$147k in Sales on October 30th – TaxFree.de sold for $9,072 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was TaxFree.de which sold for $9,072 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 243 sales for a total of $147,233 with an average sale price of $606. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 12% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount…



Domain Movers Including Rock.com, Spaceship.com + More

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Welcome! This is Domain Movers, a series on DotWeekly where I research domain names on the move, with a focus on the corporate level. These are often early detection’s, so not a lot of information is known at the time. I try to provide as much information as I can dig…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday October 31st, 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: The first person I heard talk about it was Andrew Rosener many years ago. He thought if you could go to a registrar like Godaddy and look for a name and see ALL names available, even names from third parties, and be able to buy them with one click, sales would skyrocket….



Gab.com lands at Uniregistry

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Gab.com which was informed by GoDaddy they had to hit the road has found a new home at Uniregistry. In a hotly contentious thread on Namepros Rob Monster updated the new whois info. The thread posted as a domain discussion thread turned political with some religion sprinkled in. Interestingly two…



Gab.com lands at Uniregistry

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Gab.com which was informed by GoDaddy they had to hit the road has found a new home at Uniregistry. In a hotly contentious thread on Namepros Rob Monster updated the new whois info. The thread posted as a domain discussion thread turned political with some religion sprinkled in. Interestingly two…



If you’re trying to be a daily blogger, note – it does make an impact on your life

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: So I realized recently that I don’t talk about blogging very much on my blog. Which makes sense since my blog is focused on domains, but as a blogger I feel like every once and a while I should talk about what I do every day. When I started this blog I…



If you’re trying to be a daily blogger, note – it does make an impact on your life

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: So I realized recently that I don’t talk about blogging very much on my blog. Which makes sense since my blog is focused on domains, but as a blogger I feel like every once and a while I should talk about what I do every day. When I started this blog I…



Subjective Domain Quality

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Looking for 2 letter CCTLD – Budget: Up to $5,000.00 / Law Enforcement Agencies will have authority on Registries and Registrars / vCasino.com sold for $46,000 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Ring.tv sold for $46,000 – Yet…



Sedo weekly sales led by Music.to

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Sedo reported their weekly sales and Music.to led the way at 30,000 GBP, ($38,132). Kiaro.com was the top .com sale at $15,000. Air.space sold for $17,500 to lead the other tld sales. 42 .com sales 21 cctld sales 7 other tld sales Domain name Price Currency .COMs kiaro.com 15,000 USD…



The Chinese myth in numeric domains

By Kassey Lee TLDInvestors.com: There is a myth held by many domain investors that Chinese love numeric domains. Such thinking was further enhanced during the 2015/2016 boom when lots of numeric domains – even long ones such as 6 or 7 digits — were actively traded. That really surprised me. Do Chinese companies really have…



#Sedo sales report : #Domain names sold during the week ending 10/28/2018 topped by Music.to

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Welcome to the weekly edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the week ending October 28th, 2018. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, sponsors of DomainGang. This week, we are reporting 4 domains sold in the five figure range (dot .com only,) as seen below: kiaro.com…



Daily Poll: Best Contact to Sell a Domain Name?

By Elliot Silver Many domain investors rely on outbound emails to sell domain names. One question people regularly ask is who to email at a larger company. Do you send an email right to the CEO? Do you send an email to the CTO? Selling a domain name isn’t an easy, but it is much…



Lawsuit filed to recover EQN.com domain name

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Domain was stolen in 2016, according to lawsuit. A California company has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to recover the domain name EQN.com, which it says was stolen from its Enom account. Blackshore Properties, Inc. of San Marino, California acquired EQN.com in a NameJet auction in 2011 for $4,950. According…



The economics of “forever” domain registrations

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Should the domain name industry introduce perpetual domain registrations? Consumers like predictability. They dislike price increases on their cable bill, healthcare premiums and mortgage. Companies like cash in the bank. They can do a lot with it: invest, buy back shares, etc. So the idea of a “forever” domain…



AUCTION RECAP OF OCTOBER 29, 2018

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



Alphabet Releases App to Prevent DNS Manipulation, Deter Online Censorship

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK, – Google’s Alphabet has releases a new Android app called “Intra” which prevents “DNS manipulation”, a process used often by ISPs to redirect invalid domain name resolution to their own version of branded search results, usually accompanied by search engine ads – when used nefariously, it is also tactic…



Recent New Extensions Domain Sales: Actionable Insights

By Bob Hawkes NameTalent.com: Sales data can help inform what is prudent to hold in your domain portfolio. It can also guide your business plan. In this report I look at what has sold in the world of new domain extensions over the past month, and what actionable items we can extract from that analysis….



#Chinese investments : After #domains and #Bitcoin, #China is after #Greek real estate properties

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Chinese investors moved away from LLLL .com domains, crashing the “Chips” market this year. Their apparent move onto other types of investments, such as cryptocurrency, heralded the end of the “domain as a wealth vessel” economy. It was a well-disguised game of musical chairs, orchestrated by investment compan… Source: Domaining     



Injunction denied! (Oliver Hoger against Konstantinos Zournas)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: A Greek court denied the injunction brought by Oliver Hoger against Konstantinos Zournas and OnlineDomain.com in a Greek court. The judge found, among other things, that since the article in question did not contain false statements the article does not have defamatory content. “Consequently, since the aforementioned contested … Source: Domaining…



Group discusses Dot-Brand domains in Barcelona

By Angie Graves Domain Name Wire: Angie Graves reports on the Brand Registry Group meeting in Barcelona last week. What better way to break up the monotony of dry ICANN policy sessions than a gathering with speakers addressing real-world practices and marketplace challenges? On October 25, the Brand Registry Group (BRG) hosted a seven-hour program…



UDRP vs. URS : First known case against a dot .ICU #domain failed on a technicality!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: For many trademark holders and brand owners, the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) is an alternative, attractive option to the UDRP. How does the URS differ from the well-known UDRP? IP attorney, Gerald L. Levine, has written an article on that. In a URS case against a dot .ICU domain, the Complainant…



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