Monthly archives: January, 2019

How Much Is Your Time Worth?

By Andrei Domaining Tips: Generating a decent ROI is not enough, you need to also factor in how time-consuming domaining is for you. This obviously varies a lot from person to person. Some people just own great domains, sit back and relax. They reply to an offer here and there, renew their domains, finalize sales…



SelfieSticks.com sells for 71% less than it did January 2015

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Back in 2015 SelfieSticks.com sold on NameJet for $29,100 and today it closed at $8,200. The seller took a 71% loss on the domain name. The domain was held for just over 4 years. But now let’s look at the timing of the purchase and the trend or fad that…



LongIsland.com sells for …

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Not sure if any other domain blogs picked this story up yet but here it goes. This entrepreneur bought over 200+ Long Island domains including LongIsland.com for an undisclosed amount of money. The last time LongIsland.com sold it was for … → Source: Domaining     



Company using .FIT extension raises $120 million

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Top cctlds according to domain investors / CbdLabs.com sold for $10,100 / Pay21.com – sold for $25,000 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying 3 character .com with … → Source: Domaining     



Here’s some “interesting” data about how many .COM domains are unused

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: A friend of mine sent me a text with an article from a company called Singapore Data Company that put together an interesting little report about unused .COM domains. It seems like the person who wrote the article has no idea that people are buying and selling domain names and have been…



NamesCon Extended Auction Through February 13

By Elliot Silver The live domain auction held last Monday during NamesCon had several large sales. The total sales volume during the live auction was approximately $2.3 million. The NamesCon auction continues for two weeks (ending February 13) in the form of its extended auction hosted on NameJet. There are hundreds of domain names for…



Who got a deal and who overpaid at the NamesCon live auction?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Now that there has been a bit of time to digest the sales data from the NamesCon live auction, what names did you think were a bargain and which did you think the buyer overpaid? I think Stop.com was probably the best buy along with SmartDrugs.com. I think stop is…



When to Use WordPress for Ecommerce and When to Avoid It

By Lars Lofgren If you’re building a site that’s 100% focused on content or 100% focused on ecommerce, the best choice on how to build your site is very clear. What WordPress does best = Content WordPress is now a decade old and is still the reigning champ for managing sites with a ton of…



Pot Stock Update: My $19 Recommendation Now $50; My $3 Recommendation Now $6

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Cramer: “I still think that legalized weed is one of the great growth stories of our era,” he said Monday. “So, for those of you who want to speculate on the bull market for bud — hopefully at lower levels than where we are right now — I’ve…



Photos & Highlights From the Final Two Days at the NamesCon Global 2019 Conference in Las Vegas

DNJournal: DNJournal has photos and highlights from the sprint to the finish over the final two days of the domain business world’s biggest annual event. Source: Domaining     



AUCTION RECAP OF JANUARY 30, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on January 30, 2019. 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…



In memoriam : Remembering the #DomainQueen, Charlotte Gilbert

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: We just lost a dear friend who always stood out of the crowd with her spunky, full of life personality. Charlotte Gilbert was the DomainQueen, a developer and a writer, a domain blogger and a good friend – but most importantly, Brian’s beloved wife and a joy to their families. She was…



NamesCon Extended Auction Through February 13

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: The live domain auction held last Monday during NamesCon had several large sales. The total sales volume during the live auction was approximately $2.3 million. The NamesCon auction continues for two weeks (ending February 13) in the form of its extended auction hosted on NameJet. There are hundreds of domain names…



#Tenica .com : A 17 year old #domain challenged by a trademark holder

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The domain name Tenica.com was registered in 2002, making it 17 years old today. Its registrant was presented with a UDRP case at the WIPO, as Tenica and Associates LLC of Chantilly, Virginia, asserted rights to the TENICA mark. The company operates from Tenica.biz, a domain registered in 2009. The Respondent in…



Live domain name auction nets $2.3 million

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: NamesCon auction tops $2 million and extended auction closes in two weeks. This week’s NamesCon domain name auction in Las Vegas grossed $2.3 million in sales. Five domain names sold for six figures: OL.com $900,000 Leads.com $435,000 DomainNames.com $370,000 DJs.com $130,000 Stop.com $110,000 The auction went much faster than…



Daily Domain Picks 1-31-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 1-31-19 Pay21.com was the top sale on Wednesday at $25,000. Top sales/closes from yesterday: pay21.com 25,000 USD 2019-01-30 Sedo cbdlabs.com 10,100 USD 2019-01-30 GoDaddy mspot.com 6,900 USD 2019-01-30 GoDaddy raumplaner.de 5,752 USD 2019-01-30 Sedo xxxteens.com 5,100 USD 2019-01-30 NameJet stackingchairs.com 2,40… Source: Domaining     



ICANN selects Seattle for 2021 Annual General Meeting

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Annual General Meeting will be in the domain capital of the world in 2021. ICANN has officially selected Seattle for its 2021 Annual General Meeting. The meeting will take place October 23-28, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. Seattle is home to more domain name companies than any other…



142 Domain Discoveries for January 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…



Domains are About Math. Division Creates Smaller Audiences & Smaller Value.

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! I think one of the problems and one of the biggest things domainers ignore is the size of their audience. There are 7 Billion people on the planet. But who and how many folks you target is the key between success and failure and when you divide too…



Huge batch of Afilias TLDs approved in China

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Seventeen Afilias-operated gTLDs have been approved for use in China. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced yesterday that the following Afilias-owned TLDs now have its official seal of approval: .archi, .bio, .black, .blue, .green, .lotto, .organic, .pet, .pink, .poker, .promo, .ski, .vote, .voto and .移动 (xn-… Source: Domaining     



$163k in Sales on January 30th – Pay21.com sold for $25,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Pay21.com which sold for $25,000 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 190 sales $100+ for a total of $144,204 with an average sale price of $759. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 5% in the number of sales but the total dollar…



.SE sells off $3.2 million registrar biz

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Swedish ccTLD registry IIS has sold off its registrar business, .SE Direkt, to a local registrar for an undisclosed sum. The buyer is Loopia, a web hosting company focused on the Swedish market. It will take over in a couple of weeks. IIS said that starting February 12, lasting a few…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday January 31st, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: As I reflect on Namescon I realized that I tend to gravitate towards positivity. Everyone that have become good friends over the years really have a good positive outlook on life and business. Regardless of good times or bad times they are happy. Being around that type of person is just more…



Sad news and remembering one truly incredible person – Charlotte Gilbert

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Today was a sad day, and a tremendous loss – Charlotte (who many of us know as Charlie) has passed away. Brian, Charlie’s husband has been by her side as she went through some very intense medical procedures, and she fought through incredible hardships time and time again. Honestly, I’m at a…



In Loving Memory of Charlotte (Charlie) Gilbert

By Elliot Silver I am terribly saddened to share the news that Charlotte (Charlie) Gilbert passed away. Charlie recently underwent a double organ transplant at Duke University after battling Pulmonary Hypertension for quite some time, and she suffered some serious complications following her operation. With Brian firmly by her side supporting her every day, Charlie…



MyMoov.com sold for $8,007.00

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Investing in town name domains (Geo domain) / Domain names with only numbers / Different whois services give different results / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Looking for a LLL.com – Budhet: Up to $15,000.00 – Do you…



Google Acquires Loon.com

By Elliot Silver Google has privately (and quietly) acquired the Loon.com domain name. A current Whois record shows the domain name is now publicly registered to Google at MarkMonitor. The acquisition was reported by Jamie Zoch of DotWeekly, in a Twitter post earlier today: Google acquires ultra premium #domain name Loon(.)com from long time owners…



How to Create an Ecommerce Website in 9 Easy Steps

By Lars Lofgren We’ve covered the high-level strategy of building an online store that makes real money here. But how do we create the ecommerce website itself? Below, you’ll find the 9 steps you need to take to create an ecommerce site. In this guide, we cover: The one and only ecommerce tool that we…



The Sonny & Cher of Digital Intelligence Gathering

By Mark Kendrick DomainTools for Maltego Leveraged by our colleagues for digital intelligence gathering through data mining and correlation, DomainTools for Maltego is helping customers map attacker infrastructure with domains and IPs. One… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



LeanIn.com Subject of UDRP

By Elliot Silver A UDRP was recently filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) against the LeanIn.com domain name. I think this is going to be an interesting proceeding to track because of the complainant as well as the fact that the “lean in” term could be considered a heavily used generic term, in…



#Uniregistry to add special #domain captcha to its landing pages

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Uniregistry is taking the domain investment game very seriously, and a good portion of its platform-generated revenue is via “pay per click” or PPC. There are many ways to stop potential click fraudsters, a worldwide phenomenon that costs advertising providers billions of dollars in lost revenue. The Uniregistry methodolo… Source: Domaining     



In Loving Memory of Charlotte (Charlie) Gilbert

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I am terribly saddened to share the news that Charlotte (Charlie) Gilbert passed away. Charlie recently underwent a double organ transplant at Duke University after battling Pulmonary Hypertension for quite some time, and she suffered some serious complications following her surgery. With Brian firmly by her side supporting her every… Source:…



ICANN picks Seattle for public meeting

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: ICANN will hold one of its 2021 public meetings in Seattle, Washington. The organization’s board of directors directed the CEO to start talks with the yet-unnamed venue at its meeting at the weekend. The meeting, ICANN 72, will be the 2012 Annual General meeting and will be held from October 23…



ICANN approves two new TLDs, including THAT one

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: ICANN’s board of directors has given the nod to two more country-code TLDs. The eight-year-old nation of South Sudan is finally getting its possibly controversial .ss, while Mauritania is getting the Arabic-script version of its name, موريتانيا. (.xn--mgbah1a3hjkrd), to complement its existing .mr ccTLD. Both TLDs were approved… Source: Domaining     



Google Acquires Loon.com

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Google has privately (and quietly) acquired the Loon.com domain name. A current Whois record shows the domain name is now publicly registered to Google at MarkMonitor. The acquisition was reported by Jamie Zoch of DotWeekly, in a Twitter post earlier today: Google acquires ultra premium #domain name Loon(.)com from long time…



“Domain Name” is a pay-to-play search term on Google

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Just about everything above-the-fold is ads. For all of Google’s talk about how website owners need to provide good content above the fold, not just ads, Google.com has become a bunch of ads. Today I was searching for “domain name” (no quotes) and this is what I saw above…



Liucid.xyz: Red Dot Design award winning illustrator flexes her many talents in this week’s #Webs…

By Team XYZ Gen.XYZ: Liucid.xyz – eNom customer (United States) If you’re a creative person, the best way to let every part of your unique personality shine on the web is through your own personal website. But how do you decide what to put on it? What should be the theme? If you need inspiration…



Can One Man Build and Run a $1 Billion online Business Without Exact Match Domain Name?

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: 3 Tons of Pot; Billion $ dotORG; (iPaaS): iPhone As A Servie, Laser Talk The name is even right there for the taking: iPaaS — iPhone as a Service. This is fascinating! Cook is basically making a case for the end of buying phones at full price each year…



Another NamesCon is in the books

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: NamesCon concludes its run in Las Vegas. NamesCon 2019 finishes today in Las Vegas with expert roundtables. This was the sixth and final installment of the conference at The Tropicana in Las Vegas. Next year the conference moves to Austin. If there’s one thing for sure, it’s that no…



#GreenRoads .com : #UDRP denied with dissenting opinion on #RDNH

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The UDRP case filed against the domain GreenRoads.com was decided upon by 3 panelists at the WIPO. The 2005 domain registration was challenged by Green Roads of Florida LLC that asserted rights to a 2017 mark for GREEN ROADS. The Respondent was represented by IP attorney John Berryhill. The WIPO panelists found…



LeanIn.com Subject of UDRP

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: A UDRP was recently filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) against the LeanIn.com domain name. I think this is going to be an interesting proceeding to track because of the complainant as well as the fact that the “lean in” term could be considered a heavily used generic term,…



Daily Domain Picks 1-30-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 1-30-19 What a random group of names on Tuesday, isohunt.to was the top close at $8,750. Wikipedia isoHunt was an online torrent files index and repository, where visitors can browse, search, download or upload torrents of various digital content of mostly entertainment nature. The current incarnation arose as…



239 Domain Discoveries for January 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…



#IQOS .com : From a #Sedo domain sale to a multi-billion dollar #smokeless brand

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Philip Morris International (PMI) is a multi-billion dollar corporation producing tobacco products, one of which is the IQOS electronic cigarette. The IQOS device is very popular; initially launched in 2014 in Nagoya, Japan and Milan, Italy, IQOS is being gradually rolled out to other countries; by the end of 2016 it was…



TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 1/30/2019!

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 1/30/2019. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave … → Source: Domaining     



$111k in Sales on January 29th – Isohunt.to sold for $8,750 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Isohunt.to which sold for $8,750 at Park.io. NameBio recorded 199 sales $100+ for a total of $95,624 with an average sale price of $481. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 29% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



The Historical Wisdom and Ignorance of Humanity.

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! This is not a domain post, this is a life post so, please indulge me. As a domainer and as a businessman and as a human I spend a lot of time just thinking. Thinking is my #1 job. It’s something hard to control, and few see because…



The Domain Sellers Handbook

By Mike Sullivan SullysBlog.com: Scrolling through Amazon the other day and one of the suggestions for me was the “I Heart Rick Schwartz” t-shirt. Since everyone in my family already has one, I went on to the next item which was The Domain Sellers Handbook by Renata Barnes. This item is available for free as…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday January 30th, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Another great Namescon and I can say I officially was old this year. With 40% new investors in attendance this year I officially moved into the segment of “older” domain investors. Half because I am old in age, and half because I’ve now been investing for a decade. Great attendance this year…



Photos & Highlights from Day 2 Monday at the NamesCon Global 2019 Conference in Las Vegas

DNJournal: Day 2 rocked at NamesCon Global 2019 – From Bhavin Turakhia to Kate Buckley to Andrew Rosener and John Berrryhill and all points in between! Source: Domaining     



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