Daily archives: October 1st, 2018

Domain Valuation Tools Are Missing One Critical Thing

By Mike Sullivan SullysBlog.com: I just wrapped up some work and spent a few minutes playing with some domain name generators. It’s always fun to spend a short amount and see what they come up with. I recently cancelled my subscription to Estibot which I had for years. I love the tool but anyone who…



Passive inbound income from domains

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: How to price and negotiate / JapaneseHotels.com sold for $6,755 / Appraisal of PurseFair.com / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: WWW inventor working on decentralizing internet – Wait, what? … → Source: Domaining     



Will .COM Domains Get More Expensive with Expiration of “Cooperative Agreement”?

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: LONG ISLAND, NY – The “Cooperative Agreement” between NTIA (The National Telecommunications and Information Administration ) and Verisign includes a price-cap on .com domain names, however, this agreement must be renewed by November 30, 2018. This means that sometime very soon the price you pay for all of your .com domain…



Article warns consumers that if their WHOIS data is public, their domain could be stolen

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: It always bugs me when articles tell consumers something about domain names that just isn’t true. Yes, it happens all the time, and yes, it gets me every time. In many cases I find articles that overall are pretty solid that throw in something that makes me scratch my head. That head…



The Monday Media Wrap Up: Payroll Direct Deposit Phishing Scams, Crytpojacking Trends, and Ransomware Attack Recovery Costs

By DomainTools Cybersecurity Articles from September 22-28 Facebook: 50 million accounts ‘directly affected’ by hack Mashable | Jack Morse | September 28, 2018 A million hacked Facebook accounts isn’t cool. You know… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



How to Avoid Stale Content with These 21 Ideas for Your Upcoming Social Media Posts

By Neil Patel Social media has changed the way we live. As marketers, we need to recognize how our current and prospective customers are utilizing these platforms and use that knowledge to our advantage. Ultimately, you want to be able to convert your social media followers into customers. But this is much easier said than…



Donuts says DPML now covers “millions” of trademark variants as price rockets again

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Donuts has added more than a third to the price of its Domain Protected Marks List service, as it adds a new feature it says vastly increases the number of domains trademark owners can block. The company has added homograph attack protection to DPML, so trademark-owning worrywarts can block variations of…



After backing out some bids 6666666.com closes at $71,000

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: After backing out 35 bids and removing 3 bidders, the auction closed at $71,000 as a new bidder came in at the end and bid $71,000. Joe Styler replied to me on Namepros earlier about walking back some bids. We verify all bids especially high value ones. There’s two bad…



PX.com: From Parallel Brand to Rebranding – With Frans van Hulle

By DomainSherpa DomainSherpa.com: The CEO of a global organization discusses why they acquired a 2 letter .COM, ran it as a parallel brand, and are now rebranding to PX.com. Frans van Hulle calls the 2 letter the holy grail that stands on its own TWO feet. (haha) We discuss the advantage he’s seen with a…



AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

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



Green Bay Packers grab #TitleTownTech domain name from “greedy family”

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The Green Bay Packers own a trademark for “TITLETOWN” and have entered into a joint venture with Microsoft to provide a tech incubator in the area. The half a century old mark is showcased in a recently opened Titletown District, located adjacent to the Packers’ football stadium: “… the Titletown Distric… Source:…



Namesilo reaches 2 million domain names

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: NameSilo announced it has surpassed the 2 million domain milestone. This puts NameSilo in the top 20 of the nearly 3,000 ICANN-accredited registrars in the world. The registrar has added over 170,000 domains under management and over 950,000 or roughly 90% in the past 12 month. Namesilo now has 125,000 customers…



#ServiceMaster brand squatting : Dot .APP #domains snatched via the #UDRP process

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Dot .APP is very popular – among cybersquatters, as well. The use of generic domains alongside .APP can trigger some inconspicuous trademark violations, but there are more explicit examples of blatant cybersquatting from registrants of famous marks. In a UDRP case involving the domains americanhomeshield.app, merrymaids.app, se… Source: Domaining     



Domain sales in 2018 Jeff Gabriel – DNW Podcast #204

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: What’s impacting the domain aftermarket in 2018? Few people have the view of the domain name market that Jeff Gabriel has as VP of Sales at Uniregistry. On today’s show, Jeff explains what he’s seeing in the aftermarket right now and why he expects Uniregistry to sell $60 million…



The problem with WordPress

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: WordPress is too complex for the average small business owner to use. The on ramp needs to be simpler. WordPress powers 31% of the web. I’ve used it on this very blog since 2005. But WordPress has a problem for the millions of small business owners that don’t have…



#Pintz .com : Eighteen year old #domain grabbed by Hungarian law firm

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Pintz.com is a domain registered in 2000; eighteen years later, it’s handed over to a Hungarian law firm via the UDRP process. Thanks to the Respondent’s lack of legal representation, the domain was lost, despite its registration date predating the registration of a Hungarian trademark. György Pintz, Pintz & Partners … Source:…



6666666.com now up to $99,999, will it get paid?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Last week I wrote about 6666666.com (7x) at GoDaddy. 6666666.com is off to the races. It was up to $78,777 after 2 days. While that price seemed outrageous the auction has gone higher and now sits at $99,999 and closes today. GoDaddy educated everyone on the Dispute.com auction how fast…



“Stop the Price Increase of .COM” petition gains steam

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Internet Commerce Association, a group that represents the interests of domain name owners, is pushing a petition to tell the U.S. Government to continue to intervene to prevent Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) from increasing prices on .com domain names. The petition is starting to gain stream with close to 1,000…



143 Domain Discoveries for October 1st

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…



$86k in Sales on September 30th – MexicanHotels.com sold for $9,465 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: GoDaddy had the top three sales yesterday led by MexicanHotels.com which sold for $9,465. NameBio recorded 182 sales for a total of $85,571 with an average sale price of $470. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 5% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



ICA Warns Hundreds of Millions of Dollars at Stake as .Com Prize Freeze Set to Expire

DNJournal: The Internet Commerce Association, the industry trade association that looks out for the interests of domain owners, is sounding an alarm bell. Source: Domaining     



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday October 1st, 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: It turned out to be something simple. All the email subscribers stopped getting emails because Godaddy decided to drop all forwarding of anything DomainShane except for domainshane.com itself. All the sublinks didn’t forward any more. So the DomainShane.com/feed didn’t work anymore. Once we changed it to DSAD.com the… Source: Domaining     



Christmas for Consumers Begins TODAY! Christmas for Business Ended in July.

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! You can expect seeing Christmas related things starting very soon. As early as today. But for many businesses that depend on Christmas, it’s over. The cake is already baked. The orders placed in June and July are arriving NOW!! Christmas for Business happens in the summer. EARLY summer!…



Chinese registrars on the decline

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Having been on a growth trajectory for some years, the number of ICANN-accredited registrars based in China appears to be on the decline. According to my records, so far this year 26 registrar contracts have been terminated, voluntarily or otherwise, 11 of which were Chinese. I’m excluding the mass drop of…



$3.2 million-a-year registrar up for grabs

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Swedish ccTLD registry IIS is to sell off its registrar business, .SE Direkt, which is expected to be bring in some $3.2 million in revenue this year. The foundation said today that .SE Direkt has 121,836 .se domains under management and 66,819 customers, 39,315 of which are corporate. That represents about…



Daily Domain Picks 10-1-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 10-1-18 Hotel related names stole the show on Sunday, MexicanHotels.com and JapaneseHotels.com were the top two closing auctions on Sunday. Top sales/closes from yesterday: mexicanhotels.com 9,465 USD 2018-09-30 GoDaddy japanesehotels.com 6,755 USD 2018-09-30 GoDaddy funeralcare.com 6,139 USD 2018-09-30 GoDaddy kol… Source: Domaining     



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