Monthly archives: December, 2018

Happy New Year

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Happy New Year to everyone out there, may you have a healthy and fulfilling 2019. Thanks to all those that read and comment. Special thanks to Kassey Lee, Alvin Brown, Sameh at ExpiredDomains.com, Vito at Media Branding, Matt Jackson, Namrata at Radix, Christine at 101Domain, all our advertisers. Brian at Daily…



GDPR, Biting the hand that feeds you and much more – A look back at 2018

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Looking back on 2018 there were a lot of interesting stories. A lot of big companies picking up premium .com names, and businesses built on premium names. The Domain King left Twitter and came back to blogging. Mike Mann claimed he was the real domain king. A domain theft kept…



The domain market is still a gold mine!

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: The average return on investment time-frame / Most popular sales venues/services / 99676.com sold for $6,188 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying Domains Assorted Domains – Budget: Up to $2,000.00 – Be sure you read this buyers…



Same Approach Won’t Always Work

By Elliot Silver I made a mistake a few weeks ago. I had a couple of domain name sales, and I made some changes to my portfolio based almost solely on these two sales. In retrospect, I don’t think I should have made those changes. I relied on a couple of outlier sales to change…



How to Generate Sales With Welcome Emails

By Quick Sprout Email marketing is alive and thriving more than ever. 80% of marketing professionals name email as the top driving factor of customer acquisition and customer retention. And it’s got a great ROI: For every $1 spent on email, you can expect an average of $38 in return. It doesn’t matter if you’re…



Happy New Year! Wishing You New Highs in Health, Wealth & Happiness in 2019!

DNJournal: Even though the number on the calendar is the only thing that is sure to change, there is something invigorating about the fresh start a new year represents. Source: Domaining     



2018 – The Year That Was…

Michael Gilmour: At this time of year, I like to spend some time reflecting on the state of the domain industry and in particular what I’ve been up to the past twelve months. Let me say from the outset that I’ve seen a LOT of changes take place and from my perspective most of them…



Domain inquiries heading into annual high season

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: January and February tend to have a spike in domain name purchase inquiries. The first two months of the year tend to be good ones for domain sales, or at least domain name inquiries. Ryan McKegney, CEO of domain offer system DomainAgents, says that the platform has a 10%…



AUCTION RECAP OF DECEMBER 30, 2018

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



#Oreux : Your #domain drop might have been used in #cybercrime

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: When you pick domain names that dropped via snap services, such as DropCatch, SnapNames and the like, make sure you research their past. Quite often, domains are used for nefarious purposes, such as cyberattacks, phishing attacks and other cybercrime. The obvious method is to see past instances of the domain in Google,…



Monday Morning Walks with Morgan – Episode #3

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Well it’s the last Monday of 2018 and where better to end the year than in a peaceful village in Lake Como. This week I’ve done my best to keep the intro short and hold the camera even more steady, if that’s possible! Thanks to Jamie from DotWeekly for suggesting a pretty…



2018 in Review – DNW Podcast #217

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Here’s a rewind of the last year in the domain business. In this special episode of the DNW Podcast, we review some of the top stories in the domain name business from the past year. I review GDPR and what impact this has had on the domain business. We…



Same Approach Won’t Always Work

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I made a mistake a few weeks ago. I had a couple of domain name sales, and I made some changes to my portfolio based almost solely on these two sales. In retrospect, I don’t think I should have made those changes. I relied on a couple of outlier sales to…



Year in Review: MMX acquires .XXX

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Adult top level domain company was one of many acquisitions in the domain business during 2018. MMX, also know as Minds + Machines, is a new top level domain name company with a portfolio of strings such as .beer, .miami and .VIP. It’s publicly traded on the London AIM…



164 Domain Discoveries for December 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…



A Year in Review: Our Top Stories From 2018

By James Iles NamePros.com: With the end of 2018 upon us, it’s an opportune time to reflect on the year. As usual, domain names have had an interesting year, and NamePros has covered some of the most popular news items and features from the past twelve months. In this handy recap, we relive the best…



$107k in Sales on December 30th – 99330.com sold for $10,008 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: GoDaddy had the top five sales yesterday led by 99330.com which sold for $10,008. NameBio recorded 202 sales for a total of $106,988 with an average sale price of $530. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 9% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



To Me, this is Not New Year’s Eve 2019. It’s the Start of the Countdown to 2020!!

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! I look at the world differently than the average Joe. I have been scorned all my life for doing it. But this is just another form of drilling down and looking at things differently than the masses. You know, the folks wired by other people to do things…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday December 31st, 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Well we made it. It’s the last day of the year and it looks like we all should live to see 2019 if we can make it through New Years. It was a pretty good year for the people I talk to on a daily basis with almost all of them having…



Daily Domain Picks 12-31-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 12-31-18 5N.com continue to dominate, 99330.com was the top close on Sunday at $10,008. Interestingly almost the identical pattern 99220.com sold for less than half. 99676.com closed at $6,188, you would think that would be higher than 99330.com since the no 0 or 4 usually sell for more….



The average outbound inquiries per sale

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Not Many New TLDs are Equal or Better vs .Com however there’s a few / 88557.com sold for $10,005 / Buying brandable and 4L .com’s – Total Budget: $30,000.00 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught … → Source: Domaining     



Neighbor.com Acquired by Neighbor

By Elliot Silver In April of this year, I submitted an offer to buy Neighbor.com. At the time I made my offer, Neighbor.com was forwarding to the LunchBots.com. LunchBots are neat, stainless-steel food storage containers that are particularly helpful for sending lunch to school with children. The founder of LunchBots was the registrant of Neighbor.com,…



Registry websites for former FFM top level domains are all down

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Registry sites with contact information have gone dark. The registry websites for top level domain names that were formerly owned by Famous Four Media are all down. Famous Four Media’s domains are now part of a portfolio owned by Global Registry Services (GRS) Ltd after some sort of investor…



Neighbor.com Acquired by Neighbor

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: In April of this year, I submitted an offer to buy Neighbor.com. At the time I made my offer, Neighbor.com was forwarding to the LunchBots.com. LunchBots are neat, stainless-steel food storage containers that are particularly helpful for sending lunch to school with children. The founder of LunchBots was the registrant of…



AUCTION RECAP OF DECEMBER 29, 2018

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



Weekly Domain Name Sales Summary Dec 19 – 25, 2018

By Bob Hawkes NameTalent.com: Reported here is an analysis of NameBio reported domain name sales for the 7 day period Dec 19 to Dec 25, 2018 inclusive. During the week the number of sales per day ranged from 211 to 255. There were 210 or more sales on each of the 7 days in the…



Weekly Domain Name Sales Summary Dec 12 – 18, 2018

By Bob Hawkes NameTalent.com: Reported here NameBio listed domain name sales for the 7 day period Dec 12 to Dec 18, 2018 inclusive. During the past week the number of sales per day ranged from 171 to 256. There were 200 or more sales on 6 of the 7 days in the reporting period. The…



169 Domain Discoveries for December 30th

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…



$148k in Sales on December 29th – 57779.com sold for $10,099 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: GoDaddy had six of the top ten sales yesterday led by 57779.com which sold for $10,099. NameBio recorded 222 sales for a total of $148,301 with an average sale price of $668. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 19% in the number of sales and the total…



The Dumb Domainer Story! Are YOU a Dumb Domainer?? Let’s See!

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: I am going to tell you a story of a Dumb Domainer. A nice guy, with a great domain but he is dumb. But wait!! He is not alone! There are a LOAD of Dumb Dominers. So let’s see if YOU are a Dumb Domainer. You can close the blog…



Daily Domain Picks 12-30-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 12-30-18 A couple of 5N.coms led the way on Saturday. The only auctions to hit 5 figures were 57779.com and 88557.com. Top sales/closes from yesterday: 57779.com 10,099 USD 2018-12-29 GoDaddy 88557.com 10,005 USD 2018-12-29 GoDaddy chongyang.com 7,000 USD 2018-12-29 DropCatch 60566.com 5,100 USD 2018-12-29 GoDaddy … Source: Domaining…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday December 30th, 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I can’t win a names to save my life. Unless I REALLY want a name and willing to pay more than I think I should I simply don’t win auctions. The last 20 auctions that I have bid in that were of any quality I have been out bid early or at…



Should end users be named and shamed?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: So one of the more active threads this week at Namepros, is about naming and shaming end users who back out of deals. The thread is actually the 2.0 version due to the first thread being closed as the OP decided to dox the person they had a problem with….



The magic number of domains to own to average 1 sale per month

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: New gTLD .xyz and New Years predictions / LocalPlumbers.com sold for $8,902 / The best thing about the “new registration addiction” / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying One word .com, net, org – Budget: Up to $1,000.00…



Domainer #fitness: 10 #domain exercises for the physically lazy #domainer in 2019

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: If you are a physically lazy domain investor, we have great news: 2019 will be a changing year for you! No more excuses bro. It’s time to get fit, and we have prepared a set of 10 domain exercises to get your plump body back in shape. Here we go: Do 10…



.TK is touted as the #1 ccTLD, but is it for the right reasons?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: ZDNet published an article this week about the popularity of .TK and it’s position as the #1 ccTLD with .CN coming in at #2. That being said, I think .TK is the #1 ccTLD for one reason and one reason only, it’s free, not because it has anything to do with the…



New gTLD #domain Wallet.Fail : Poof goes your #crypto!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Dot .Fail is an interesting new gTLD building its popularity on the expression “fail!” and about 3,700 registered .fail domains. Indicating an obvious or overwhelming failure to achieve something, the “fail” expression can be used in a variety of formats, but typically it’s preceded by another word. Ente… Source: Domaining     



AUCTION RECAP OF DECEMBER 28, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on December 28, 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…



117 Domain Discoveries for December 29th

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…



$106k in Sales on December 28th – Emprego.org sold for $10,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Emprego.org which sold for $10,000 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 186 sales for a total of $105,774 with an average sale price of $569. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 13% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



Are You Mentally Lazy?? Take the Rick Test! It May Surprise you!!

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! I used to be mentally lazy. I have always been physically lazy. I exercise my brain. That’s the muscle I care about the most! I dig deep. I look for REAL answers not a pre-determined one. I may start with an assumption, you got to start somewhere. But…



Daily Domain Picks 12-29-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 12-29-18 Emprego.org was the top sale on Friday at $10,000. PrivateClinic.com was interesting, it sold two previous times or at least recorded as selling. 2,650 USD on 2018-02-23 at Flippa and 770 USD on 2017-12-02 at NameJet. So if someone bought it on Flippa for $2,650 and was…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, December 29th

By Josh E DSAD.com: Looks like the 4L com’s are really making a come back in price. Check out the action on ztlo.com, well not really any action but one nice big bid. The funny thing is the domain is listed on SEDO with an asking price of $399. Afternic has the minimum bid of…



Private Investigator Domain Showcase

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: 7-Months and no sale or inquiry? – Break the ice! / Pictor.com sold for $7,005 / Looking for ‘elearning’ or ‘eacademy’ ‘ecourse’ style domains – Budget: Up to $500.00 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught … → Source: Domaining     



Domains and Divorce, Are You Prepared for Your Domain Assets to Come Under Fire?

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: WEST PALM BEACH, FL – This is a very personal post today and I will share with you thoughts that might seem surprising, however, one thing that readers of my site will always get is absolute honesty, good, bad, or ugly; you’re going to have the opportunity to read through the…



Daily Poll: Will Next Year be Better Than This Year?

By Elliot Silver The year is almost over. It’s almost always a bit sad starting over at $0 to start the year. Actually, I almost always start in the hole because of a few recurring charges that hit on the first of the month. I think this year has been pretty solid for domain investors…



Update on the MorganLinton.com 11-year anniversary shirt

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: This past October my blog celebrated its 11 year anniversary, and with it I decided to have my readers vote on a t-shirt design. The top choice was a design with #Domainer on the front, and the color, was also picked by my readers, here’s the final selection: I had hoped to…



Top Topics: My First $1 Million Offer; Should I Contact This Owner?…

By James Iles NamePros.com: For those who missed it, on Christmas Eve, we published an interview with HostGator founder Brent Oxley, who has amassed a domain portfolio worth around $10 million. The majority of Brent’s portfolio has been listed in the NamesCon auction, and Brent explained his reasoning for doing this in our interview. Brent…



#UBUX .com Registrant wins UDRP at the #WIPO with legal representation

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The registrant of the domain UBUX.com successfully defended their domain at the WIPO. Hit with a UDRP over this 2004 domain registration, the Respondent used the services of a law firm, as is strongly recommended in such cases. Complainant is UBUX Pty Ltd. of Telopea, New South Wales, Australia, that operates from…



#Spamhaus December 2018 update : The 10 most abused #TLDs

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: SpamHaus, a global keeper of domain and IP violations, maintains a list of abusive behavior originating from a large variety of gTLDs and TLDs. How does SpamHaus measure that type of negative performance among domain extensions? The abusive behavior of domain TLDs is calculated as the ratio of abusive domains that exist…



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