Daily archives: October 8th, 2018

.GOV Domains Get Higher Security

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Today .GOV domains got a little security update which will now require administrators to use two-factor authentication. This makes a lot of sense to me and I’m actually a bit surprised that this wasn’t a requirement a long time ago. Officials at federal agencies such as the departments of Justice, State and…



MySolutions.com sold for $4,589

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: The Registrar Change Game / Buying One Word .Com Only – Up to $25K Budget / Looking for 3L.us and One or Two word .us / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Client requests non brandable domain names –…



The incredible story of How.tv

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: As we all know timing is everything, luck isn’t too bad either. I have always said domainers underestimate how much luck plays into things. And no I don’t mean you make your own luck, I mean you got lucky, like hitting a winning lottery ticket, nothing about your breeding, your work…



Fuck you! And your dot .com too!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Wow. This is so unacceptable. It’s quite shocking and not what we’d expect to see. Most people would not do this, especially domain investors. It’s embarrassing and not what we’d anticipate from a pair of major domain keywords. FuckYou.com is not being used. That’s right. A major insult phrase such as ……



When Chrome 70 rolls out your favorite site could have a problem

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Google is always doing something and sometimes it’s wanted and other times it’s not wanted, like messing with the URL. According to Zack Whittaker at TechCrunch, when Google releases Chrome 70 a lot of popular sites are going to be blocked. From the article: Chrome 70 is expected to be…



Three letter .com data and analysis for the past 3 years

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: There has been a lot of talk about three letter.com domain names and their value over the last month. Rick Schwartz came out and said domain investor’s were clueless when it came to valuing three letter .coms. Discussion Rick posted on 9/25 As usual domainers sell way too cheap because they…



Three letter .com data and analysis for the past 3 years

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: There has been a lot of talk about three letter.com domain names and their value over the last month. Rick Schwartz came out and said domain investor’s were clueless when it came to valuing three letter .coms. Discussion Rick posted on 9/25 As usual domainers sell way too cheap because they…



Equity in a Domain Name Sale

By Elliot Silver Getting a small ownership stake in a company that wants (or needs) a domain name I own is a nice bonus. That is how I look at getting equity as part of a domain name deal. Over the years, I have been asked a few times about this, and I have also…



The Monday Media Wrap Up: The Big Hack, Phone Phishing Scam, and Fortnite Scam

By DomainTools Cybersecurity Articles from September 29 – October 5 Fortnite cheaters are being targeted with malware Fast Company | Steven Melendez | October 4, 2018 Fortnite players looking for ways to… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



#TopToken .com : Cryptocurrency #domain auction jumps in final minutes at #DropCatch

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Many public auctions at DropCatch get really busy in the final minutes, as in the case of TopToken.com . The seemingly cryptocurrency-related domain name auction attracted several bidders, and intense bidding that extended the auction in 5 minute increments for several hours. Eventually, the auction ended and the domain was sold for…



#TopToken .com : Cryptocurrency #domain auction jumps in final minutes at #DropCatch

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Many public auctions at DropCatch get really busy in the final minutes, as in the case of TopToken.com . The seemingly cryptocurrency-related domain name auction attracted several bidders, and intense bidding that extended the auction in 5 minute increments for several hours. Eventually, the auction ended and the domain was sold for…



Use These 10 Tools to Enhance Your Instagram Post Conversions

By Neil Patel Your business needs to have an active presence on Instagram. With more than 1 billion active monthly users, Instagram is officially the fastest growing social media network. According to Sprout Social, 71% of businesses in the United States are using Instagram for marketing. By now, I hope you have your profile set…



Daily Poll: Does Domain Age Matter?

By Elliot Silver Last week, Alan Dunn started a discussion on Twitter about domain name age: The age of a domain name does not matter. If mortgage(.com) was registered yesterday it wouldn’t be worth any less. The only people who care about age are affiliate marketers. Stop trying to tell brokers and brands why your…



So long Google +

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Say goodbye to your Google+ account. I know you probably did that a long time ago but Google is making it official. Note this Google+ for consumers only. I never really got into Google+ and I do spend a lot of time on social media. I just never thought it…



Uniregistry is rolling out a paid discount plan

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Some customers are told to pay plan fees in order to retain discounts. Domain name registrar Uniregistry rolled out a new discount plan at the beginning of the month that requires a monthly subscription. I was alerted to the plan by a Uniregistry customer who says he was informed…



Uniregistry Perks has some scratching their heads

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Uniregistry is rolling out Uniregistry Perks, Uniregistry Domain Perks Get instant access to perks on domain names and services. Choose your plan and enjoy instant savings on registrations, renewals or transfers. You plug in if you own x number of domains to find out how much you will pay monthly…



Uniregistry: Huge price increase on domain name registrations and renewals!

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Uniregistry has recently pushed huge price increases on domain name registrations and renewals (including .com) to some of its customers. The domain name registrar has quietly introduced “Domain Perks” that is a discount subscription system. My understanding is that this subscription system is set to replace the individua… Source: Domaining     



Equity in a Domain Name Sale

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Getting a small ownership stake in a company that wants (or needs) a domain name I own is a nice bonus. That is how I look at getting equity as part of a domain name deal. Over the years, I have been asked a few times about this, and I have…



Teaching the World About Domains – DNW Podcast #205

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: What’s impacting the domain aftermarket in 2018? Do people trust the domain name business? Does the industry market to people other than themselves? Not enough. That’s what Marie Lanyon, VP of Marketing at domain registrar Hexonet, discovered when she entered the domain name world last year. Since then, she’s…



AUSACORP, S.L. hit for reverse domain name hijacking

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Barcelona company files cybersquatting claim in abuse of the UDRP. AUSACORP, S.L. has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in a cybersquatting dispute it filed over the domain name Excelway.com. The company started a brand called Excelway but didn’t inform the World Intellectual Property Organization…



#Excelway .com registrant wins #UDRP with a Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The registrant of ExcelWay.com secured the domain in 2003; fifteen years later, a Spanish corporation tried to take it away from him. Not only did the Complainant, AUSACORP, S.L of Barcelona, Spain, lose the UDRP at the WIPO, they were served with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. According to the…



Daily Poll: Does Domain Age Matter?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Last week, Alan Dunn started a discussion on Twitter about domain name age: The age of a domain name does not matter. If mortgage(.com) was registered yesterday it wouldn’t be worth any less. The only people who care about age are affiliate marketers. Stop trying to tell brokers and brands why…



.Islam top level domain name rejected

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: .Islam, .Halal and .PersianGulf rejected as top level domains. ICANN’s board of directors has formally rejected an application for the .Islam top level domain name, as well as .Halal and .PersianGulf. The board made the decision at a special meeting last week. Asia Green IT System applied for the…



136 Domain Discoveries for October 8th

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…



AUCTION RECAP OF OCTOBER 7, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on October 7, 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…



$75k in Sales on October 7th – 749999.com sold for $7,410 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: GoDaddy had six of the top ten sales yesterday led by 749999.com which sold for $7,410. NameBio recorded 158 sales for a total of $74,866 with an average sale price of $474. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 22% in the number of sales and the total…



ICANN blocks .islam after government veto

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: After six years, ICANN has finally killed off the applications for the new gTLDs .islam and .halal, due to objections from several governments. It has also rejected the application for .persiangulf from the same applicant. The decisions were made by the ICANN board of directors last Wednesday. The resolutions were published…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday October 8th, 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Make sure to check out the newest DomainSherpa today after you go through the list. I also wrote a little article about how domains are cheap compared to the cost of a 30 second article. That’s really all I have today but that should be enough to hold you off. Here are…



Nominet to donate over $260,000 to Children In Need

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: UK ccTLD registry Nominet said today that it will donate £1 ($1.31) for every domain registered to the charity Children In Need. The initiative, which runs from today until November 19, is being backed up with a £200,000 ($261,000) minimum donation commitment. Every paid-for domain in .co.uk, .uk, .me.uk and .org.uk…



What does a REAL Domain Investor Look Like?

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! A REAL Domain Name Investor KNOWS that every domain he or she buys and the $$$ associated with that purchase will be tied up for a VERY long time! A REAL Domain Name Investor does not chase yesterday, he looks at how tomorrow will unfold. A REAL Domain…



Domain Trade Shows are Dead! But Meetups May Thrive!

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! As far as I am concerned, Domain Trade Shows are DEAD! They are run for the wrong purposes, fr the wrong people and are just spamfests! They no longer have value. It really stinks when YOU pay and MOST don’t! That makes YOU a FOOL! You got fooled!…



CentralNic buys .fans for peanuts

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: CentralNic has acquired the flailing new gTLD .fans for an undisclosed sum. The value of the deal was low enough that publicly traded CentralNic was not obliged to disclose the purchase to the market, CEO Ben Crawford confirmed. The ICANN contract seems to have changed hands — transferred to a CentralNic…



Daily Domain Picks 10-8-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 10-8-18 A 6N.com took the top spot on Sunday, 749999.com closed at $7,410 on GoDaddy. DoTech.com closed at $2,783 this name was sold back in 2013 on NameJet for $1,100. Top sales/closes from yesterday: 749999.com 7,410 USD 2018-10-07 GoDaddy mysolutions.com 4,589 USD 2018-10-07 NameJet realevents.com 3,265 USD 2018……



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