Daily archives: October 12th, 2018

Hims.com Subject of UDRP Filing

By Elliot Silver Over the Summer, an article was published on Quartz referencing the Hims.com domain name and how it was reportedly being used at the time: “Earlier this week, internet users noticed that the hims.com domain name redirected to viagra.com, prompting a theory that Pfizer had nabbed the domain. The theory now appears to…



Jason Calacanis says the biggest mistake Google made with Google Plus was not getting the domain

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: This week Jason Calacanis, a super angel who was an early investor in companies like Uber shared his thought on Google move to shut down GooglePlus. In his tweet, Jason said that he thinks the biggest mistake that Google made with GooglePlus was not giving the service it’s own domain name. He…



Geo+domain buying factors

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Buffalo Domainers – WNY Domain Meetup / I just sold a domain for $7.2k, but did I sell too cheap? / JS.io sold for $6,250 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Large volume domain transfers are a royal…



The Glory Days

By Corin Imai National Cyber Security Awareness Month – Week 2 In 2014, I joined an Application Security vendor, and this would be what our team still refers to as The Glory Days…. Source: Blog Domain Tools     



“What Do You Think About GoDaddy’s Appraisals?”

By Elliot Silver I was chatting with a prospective buyer about domain names and domain name valuations. This topic is a bit murky, especially when my rationale for pricing is based on select comps, my knowledge of domain names, and “my gut feel.” Although I am not willing to move on my valuation, I can…



How to Increase Your Brand Exposure in 2018 with Public Relations

By Neil Patel How are you managing the reputation of your company? If you are struggling to find an answer to this question, you may need to re-evaluate your strategy moving forward. There are certain aspects of your brand’s reputation you have control over, e.g., the way you distribute content through your marketing channels and…



New Namecheap Domain Insights & Trends Report Has Some Surprising Results in TLD Rankings

DNJournal: Namecheap has issued their first Domain Insights and Trends report breaking down a variety of data including their most popular TLDs. There are some surprises in their findings. Source: Domaining     



Daily Poll: Do You Participate in the Domain Industry?

By Elliot Silver NamePros, DNForum, Domain Boardroom, and other domain industry forums jointly boast thousands of members. NamesCon, Merge, DomainX, and other industry conferences around the world have several thousand attendees each year. There are also Twitter conversations, Slack groups, and private domain name discussions happening throughout the world. Even with all of this communication,…



ICA Letter to ICANN Board of Directors

By Kamila Sekiewicz Internet Commerce Association: In its letter submitted to the ICANN board on October 9th, 2018, ICA pointed out the absence of any ICANN oversight over the UDRP such as an office or staff, regular review process, complaints procedure, or contracts with existing UDRP dispute resolution service providers. ICA requests that ICANN includes…



ICA Letter to ICANN Board of Directors

By Kamila Sekiewicz Internet Commerce Association: In its letter submitted to the ICANN board on October 9th, 2018, ICA pointed out the absence of any ICANN oversight over the UDRP such as an office or staff, regular review process, complaints procedure, or contracts with existing UDRP dispute resolution service providers. ICA requests that ICANN includes…



Hims.com Subject of UDRP Filing

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Over the Summer, an article was published on Quartz referencing the Hims.com domain name and how it was reportedly being used at the time: “Earlier this week, internet users noticed that the hims.com domain name redirected to viagra.com, prompting a theory that Pfizer had nabbed the domain. The theory now appears…



Hims.com Subject of UDRP Filing

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Over the Summer, an article was published on Quartz referencing the Hims.com domain name and how it was reportedly being used at the time: “Earlier this week, internet users noticed that the hims.com domain name redirected to viagra.com, prompting a theory that Pfizer had nabbed the domain. The theory now appears…



Domain Capital successfully defends H.co.uk domain

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: This story is brought to you by the letter H. Domain name financing firm Domain Capital has sucessfully defended (pdf) its domain names H.co.uk and H.uk in a cybersquatting dispute. .UK manager Nominet auctioned off many valuable one letter domains in 2011 and a Domain Capital Client bought H.co.uk…



Domain Capital successfully defends H.co.uk domain

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: This story is brought to you by the letter H. Domain name financing firm Domain Capital has sucessfully defended (pdf) its domain names H.co.uk and H.uk in a cybersquatting dispute. .UK manager Nominet auctioned off many valuable one letter domains in 2011 and a Domain Capital Client bought H.co.uk…



AUCTION RECAP OF OCTOBER 11, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on October 11, 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…



Web.com is now owned by an affiliate of Siris Capital and will no longer trade on NASDAQ

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Web.com Group, Inc. (“Web.com”) announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition by an affiliate of Siris Capital Group, LLC (“Siris”) for approximately $2 billion. In connection with the closing of the transaction, the company, which will continue to operate as Web.com, will be wholly owned by an affiliate of Siris…



Holding cash for buying opportunities

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: It’s a curious time in the financial markets. What about the domain market? It’s hard to believe that the greatest stock market crash and economic recession of our generation is now a decade old. Since then, at least as far as the stock market is concerned, it’s been nowhere…



“What Do You Think About GoDaddy’s Appraisals?”

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I was chatting with a prospective buyer about domain names and domain name valuations. This topic is a bit murky, especially when my rationale for pricing is based on select comps, my knowledge of domain names, and “my gut feel.” Although I am not willing to move on my valuation, I…



“Planting seeds” #domain sold mere hours after its registration!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: It’s been jackpot Friday for a very lucky domainer, who was inspired by an early morning blog post by Rick Schwartz. The Domain King’s advice on planting seeds each and every day, converted well for Spiro “Ducky” Pappas; his domain hand-registration was flipped in a matter of hours. “I love what I…



Daily Poll: Do You Participate in the Domain Industry?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: NamePros, DNForum, Domain Boardroom, and other domain industry forums jointly boast thousands of members. NamesCon, Merge, DomainX, and other industry conferences around the world have several thousand attendees each year. There are also Twitter conversations, Slack groups, and private domain name discussions happening throughout the… Source: Domaining     



161 Domain Discoveries for October 12th

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…



ICANN says it can spend quarter-billion-dollar auction fund however it likes

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: ICANN can tap into its $236 million new gTLD auction fund whenever it wants, and there’s nothing the community can do about it, according to its board of directors. The board this week said it has a “legal and fiduciary responsibility” over the money, and would be obliged to spend the…



$140k in Sales on October 11th – Path.net sold for $22,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: Sedo had the top sale of the day for three days in a row, this time it was Path.net which sold for $22,000. NameBio recorded 239 sales for a total of $139,666 with an average sale price of $584. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 9% in…



Featured Attendee: Mark Ghoriafi

By Tania Kabantsov NamesCon.com: Title: Marketing Manger of Premium Names Website: Go.Global Twitter: @DotGlobal LinkedIn: /MarkLinked.InFast FactsLocation: England is my home, but America is my home for life. Time spent in the domain industry: Four fresh and rapidly evolving years. Favourite extens… Source: Domaining     



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday October 12th, 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Yesterday I bid on 4 or 5 names at Godaddy which is a few more than usual but I saw some value in a few of the names. Like always, I put in a price I’m comfortable with and then I get busy at work and someone bids just a little higher…



Planting Seeds Each and Every Day is How to be Successful Each and Every Day!

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! I determine my success by how many seeds I plant each and every day. I don’t look much at what I harvest. If I plant right, the harvest will come. The harvest will take care of itself. I can plant seeds for myself and I plant seeds for…



Daily Domain Picks 10-12-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 10-12-18 Short names in non com extensions took the top spots on Thursday. Path.net sold for $22,000 on Sedo and JS.io closed at $6,250 on Park.io. Top sales/closes from yesterday: path.net 22,000 USD 2018-10-11 Sedo js.io 6,250 USD 2018-10-11 Park.io motels.co.uk 4,367 USD 2018-10-11 Sedo bookkeeping.co.uk 4,103 U……



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