Monthly archives: February, 2019

Did you buy any .DEV domains today? Here’s what I bought

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Well it’s official, .DEV is now in General Availability which means that anyone can buy one, as long as they’re able to navigate the somewhat complicated pricing that Google has setup. The pricing for .DEV is honestly one of the strangest I’ve seen yet, and while there is definitely some logic to…



Why I’m Learning Chinese

By Andrei Domaining Tips: Nǐ hǎo! I’ve always kinda-sorta wanted to learn Chinese but last month, my wife and I have signed up for an actual Chinese class… should be interesting! But why?!? In my case, it’s a no-brainer, as I know how many additional doors knowing Chinese can open. Hopefully, once my Chinese is…



The 2019 digital landscape

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: WeAreSocial and Hootsuite put together a pretty comprehensive report on the global digital landscape. The report gives a concise look at each region around the world along with a region by region breakdown. The report is worth taking a look at and bookmarking for those that do a lot of…



Share your TECH + keyword or keyword + TECH .com domains

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: .DEV SHOWCASE + DISCUSSION / AnimalOrthocare.com sold for $5,200 / The end user wants to talk on the phone, but you don’t – Now what? / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the … → Source: Domaining     



Sedo Sells 35 Names in First Great Domains Auction of 2019

By Elliot Silver The first Great Domains auction of 2019 concluded today on Sedo, and the results of the auction are listed below. In total, 35 domain names were sold in the auction. The total value of the sales a little more than $100,000 USD. The largest sale of the auction was TBN.com, which sold…



10 Vital Customizations to Make in Google Analytics

By Lars Lofgren Google Analytics can do just about whatever you want it to. It has a ton of depth. It can also feel a bit overwhelming once you get into it. After consulting on Google Analytics for years, both independently and as the head of marketing at an analytics startup, I have 10 customizations…



How to contact a domain owner in China

By Kassey Lee TLDInvestors.com: 恭喜恭喜!新春快乐! Happy Chinese New Year! I look forward to another year of good conversation with my readers. You have just come up with a great brand name, so the next step is to acquire its matching domain. You type the domain into the browser but nothing appears. You turn to a…



Poll: Should Weight Watchers Have Rebranded to WW?

By Elliot Silver In July of last year, I speculated that Weight Watchers may have bought the valuable WW.com domain name. I assumed they might use it as a shortener for their brand. In September, I wrote about the news that Weight Watchers was rebranding as WW. Perhaps the company wanted to move away from…



New TLDs, five years in

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: It was five years ago this month that the first domains under the new top level domain (nTLD) program started rolling out to consumers. The first Latin script general availability domains came out in early February 2014. Remember .guru? .Plumbing? Yeah, that was a long time ago. Here’s how…



These #domainers do not exist : #Nvidia AI system creates life-like #human faces

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: You think you know all domain investors, also referred to as “domainers,” by attending various domain conferences? Think again. An Nvidia AI system trained to create life-like human faces is generating remarkably realistic images of men and women – both adult and children. In reality, these persons do not exist. The… Source:…



From NBA Star To Drug Dealer…

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Nuclear fusion, Al Harrington, Marijuana, Older Workers, AWS, Cloud Computing, Pinterest As AWS Use Soars, Companies Surprised by Cloud Bills “That contributed to Pinterest spending roughly $190 million on AWS last year, $20 million more than it had initially expected” Why older workers are the econom… Source:…



Sedo Sells 35 Names in First Great Domains Auction of 2019

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: The first Great Domains auction of 2019 concluded today on Sedo, and the results of the auction are listed below. In total, 35 domain names were sold in the auction. The total value of the sales a little more than $100,000 USD. The largest sale of the auction was TBN.com, which…



Sometimes resigning from a job is the best you can do

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: 2 weeks ago I resigned from the Greek basketball team I had been working for the past 14 months. Yesterday was my last day (it was a Sunday game) and I already know I made the right decision. It was time to move on. One of the 2 owners of the…



Google launches .Dev domain in general availability, free domains for I/O

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Google releases its latest top level domain name. Google’s .dev top level domain name entered general availability today after a Dutch auction early access phase. Most registrars are offering the domains for $15 or less. Over 2,000 .dev domains were added to the .dev zone file yesterday, bringing the…



AUCTION RECAP OF FEBRUARY 27, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on February 27, 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…



#Clearbank three strikes : Another #UDRP lost for the Complainant at the #WIPO

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Three strikes for Clearbank; the British financial organization lost its 3rd UDRP case that it filed since last October. The bank operates from Clear.Bank and states that it spent more than 500,000 British pounds in 2018 to advertise its brand. First came the loss for Clearbank.com, a decision that delivered a victory…



Cover.com buys Cover.ca and 15 other end user domain sales

By enduser Domain Name Wire: The company that paid $825,000 for Cover.com just bought Cover.ca for $10,000. This week’s top public sale at Sedo was a new top level domain: buy.game for $29,999. I can’t figure out the buyer but it’s worth noting that buy.gameS was also purchased recently, suggesting that someone is getting ready…



Daily Domain Picks 2-28-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 2-28-19 Intraday.com was the top sale on Wednesday at $9,000. A couple animal domains brought in nice prices at GoDaddy and DropCatch. Top sales/closes from yesterday: intraday.com 9,000 USD 2019-02-27 Sedo animalorthocare.com 5,200 USD 2019-02-27 GoDaddy dibz.com 4,060 USD 2019-02-27 GoDaddy animalvet.com 3,550 US… Source: Domaining     



Nominet opens Washington D.C. office, plans to hire 30

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: North America business will focus on security. Nominet, the company that runs the .uk domain name registry, has opened a U.S. office in Washington, D.C. The office is currently stationed in a WeWork location, but Nominet CEO Russell Haworth told the Washington Business Journal that it could expand to…



#Sedo Cologne Carnival : Photos from the corporate party!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: It’s carnival time in most of Europe, and particularly in Germany where Sedo is headquartered. Celebrated at the beginning of March, southern Germany’s Fasching Carnival is known for having a dark side that dates back to medieval times. It complements the traditional Karneval that takes place before the forty day long Len……



Poll: Should Weight Watchers Have Rebranded to WW?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: In July of last year, I speculated that Weight Watchers may have bought the valuable WW.com domain name. I assumed they might use it as a shortener for their brand. In September, I wrote about the news that Weight Watchers was rebranding as WW. Perhaps the company wanted to move away…



200 Domain Discoveries for February 28th

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…



$135k in Sales on February 27th – Intraday.com sold for $9,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Intraday.com which sold for $9,000 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 228 sales $100+ for a total of $113,932 with an average sale price of $500. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 10% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



Gem.com Moves Into Escrow in a Deal Likely Worth 7 Figures

By James Iles NamePros.com: The domain name Gem.com has moved into Escrow.com’s holding account today, signaling that a deal involving this three-letter .COM domain has been agreed. Registered in 1992, Gem.com has been owned by the Roglenn Inc since at least the late 1990s, based on archival copies of the domain’s website. Roglenn, who used…



Gem.com Moves Into Escrow in a Deal Likely Worth 7 Figures

By James Iles NamePros.com: The domain name Gem.com has moved into Escrow.com’s holding account today, signaling that a deal involving this three-letter .COM domain has been agreed. Registered in 1992, Gem.com has been owned by the Roglenn Inc since at least the late 1990s, based on archival copies of the domain’s website. Roglenn, who used…



In Business, you have to Play Offense as well as Defense!

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! So how can you tell a company is going to go out of business when they are barely in business? Pretty simple for me. It’s football. And in football you have an offense and a defense. You need both to win games. In business, your offense is sales…



In Business, you have to Play Offense as well as Defense!

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! So how can you tell a company is going to go out of business when they are barely in business? Pretty simple for me. It’s football. And in football you have an offense and a defense. You need both to win games. In business, your offense is sales…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday February 28th, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: If I had to pick one tool I would 100% take DomainIQ (although I would buy Namebio under the table) . I couldn’t do my job without it. I’m not getting paid to say this I just use it every day and that’s what I do here. Talk about what I use….



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday February 28th, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: If I had to pick one tool I would 100% take DomainIQ (although I would buy Namebio under the table) . I couldn’t do my job without it. I’m not getting paid to say this I just use it every day and that’s what I do here. Talk about what I use….



NameCheap breaks the 200,000 mark with free .ME domains for students

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: NameCheap has been doing something pretty cool that I thought would be good to spread the word about. Since 2014, the company has been giving away .ME domain names to students and educators through their “NameCheap University” initiative on NC.me. “The “Namecheap University” (nc.me) initiative and websit… Source: Domaining     



NameCheap breaks the 200,000 mark with free .ME domains for students

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: NameCheap has been doing something pretty cool that I thought would be good to spread the word about. Since 2014, the company has been giving away .ME domain names to students and educators through their “NameCheap University” initiative on NC.me. “The “Namecheap University” (nc.me) initiative and websit… Source: Domaining     



Share your LLL.io domains without UHFYZQV

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: The floor price of a 3-character .com’s / ChandlerProject.org sold for $9,211 / Buying A Gaming Domain – 1 or 2 Word Brandable – Budget: Up to $6,000.00 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today! Buying 4L, 5L or…



Share your LLL.io domains without UHFYZQV

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: The floor price of a 3-character .com’s / ChandlerProject.org sold for $9,211 / Buying A Gaming Domain – 1 or 2 Word Brandable – Budget: Up to $6,000.00 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today! Buying 4L, 5L or…



Best Social Media WordPress Plugin – (Review Updated for Winter of 2019)

By Lars Lofgren Social media has undoubtedly changed the way we live. It’s also changed the way we market ourselves, our businesses, and our websites. If you have a website in 2019, you definitely want some type of social media integration. You want your website visitors to engage with you on social media, and you…



Best Social Media WordPress Plugin – (Review Updated for Winter of 2019)

By Lars Lofgren Social media has undoubtedly changed the way we live. It’s also changed the way we market ourselves, our businesses, and our websites. If you have a website in 2019, you definitely want some type of social media integration. You want your website visitors to engage with you on social media, and you…



Breaking Badness Episode 3

By Kelsey LaBelle Fancy Bear Awakens From Its Winter Slumber Coming up this week on Breaking Badness. Today we discuss the DNSpionage, Fancy Bear (APT28) is Back at it Again, and WinRAR Hasn’t… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



Breaking Badness Episode 3

By Kelsey LaBelle Fancy Bear Awakens From Its Winter Slumber Coming up this week on Breaking Badness. Today we discuss the DNSpionage, Fancy Bear (APT28) is Back at it Again, and WinRAR Hasn’t… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



Full 2019 NamesCon Auction Sale List

By Elliot Silver The 2019 NamesCon live auction was held on January 28, and the extended auction ran for a few weeks after the live auction concluded. This morning, I received the full 2019 NamesCon auction sale list, which I shared below. These sales include domain names that were sold in both the live and…



Full 2019 NamesCon Auction Sale List

By Elliot Silver The 2019 NamesCon live auction was held on January 28, and the extended auction ran for a few weeks after the live auction concluded. This morning, I received the full 2019 NamesCon auction sale list, which I shared below. These sales include domain names that were sold in both the live and…



FactoryDirect.com Tops This Week’s Sales Chart With Multiple gTLDs & ccTLDs Also in the Mix

DNJournal: The past week’s domain sales activity was concentrated in the mid-range of the market with variety replacing high end sales in the spotlight. Source: Domaining     



FactoryDirect.com Tops This Week’s Sales Chart With Multiple gTLDs & ccTLDs Also in the Mix

DNJournal: The past week’s domain sales activity was concentrated in the mid-range of the market with variety replacing high end sales in the spotlight. Source: Domaining     



Hilco Streambank Rebrands IPv4Auctions.com to IPv4.Global

By Elliot Silver In an email sent yesterday afternoon, Hilco Streambank announced it will be rebranding its IPv4Auctions.com website to IPv4.Global. This is Hilco Streambank’s platform for selling version 4 Internet Protocol addresses. I asked Hilco Streambank CEO Gabe Fried why they chose a .Global domain name for their platform. Here’s what Gabe told me:…



Hilco Streambank Rebrands IPv4Auctions.com to IPv4.Global

By Elliot Silver In an email sent yesterday afternoon, Hilco Streambank announced it will be rebranding its IPv4Auctions.com website to IPv4.Global. This is Hilco Streambank’s platform for selling version 4 Internet Protocol addresses. I asked Hilco Streambank CEO Gabe Fried why they chose a .Global domain name for their platform. Here’s what Gabe told me:…



Alex Stamos on #domain WHOIS and Michael Cohen : European push for #GDPR enables criminal activity

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Security expert, Alex Stamos, worked for Yahoo! and Facebook at managerial positions; he’s currently at Stanford as an Adjunct Professor at Stanford’s Freeman-Spogli Institute. Under the light of Michael Cohen’s testimony at the Congress, Mr. Stamos pointed out that the domain ShouldTrumpRun.com was under the contro… Source: Domaining     



Alex Stamos on #domain WHOIS and Michael Cohen : European push for #GDPR enables criminal activity

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Security expert, Alex Stamos, worked for Yahoo! and Facebook at managerial positions; he’s currently at Stanford as an Adjunct Professor at Stanford’s Freeman-Spogli Institute. Under the light of Michael Cohen’s testimony at the Congress, Mr. Stamos pointed out that the domain ShouldTrumpRun.com was under the contro… Source: Domaining     



Shorter isn’t better: Weight Watchers sees revenue fall after switch to WW .com #domain name

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Weight Watchers rebranded itself as “WW” last October, just three months after acquiring the premium two letter domain name, WW.com. Switching to shorter names can be a benefit for businesses, particularly in China. In the case of Weight Watchers, this domain rebranding actually hurt revenue. According to a new repor… Source: Domaining…



Shorter isn’t better: Weight Watchers sees revenue fall after switch to WW .com #domain name

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Weight Watchers rebranded itself as “WW” last October, just three months after acquiring the premium two letter domain name, WW.com. Switching to shorter names can be a benefit for businesses, particularly in China. In the case of Weight Watchers, this domain rebranding actually hurt revenue. According to a new repor… Source: Domaining…



Shorter isn’t better: Weight Watchers sees revenue fall after switch to WW .com #domain name

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Weight Watchers rebranded itself as “WW” last October, just three months after acquiring the premium two letter domain name, WW.com. Switching to shorter names can be a benefit for businesses, particularly in China. In the case of Weight Watchers, this domain rebranding actually hurt revenue. According to a new repor… Source: Domaining…



MarkMonitor parent Clarivate going public through merger deal

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: SPAC gobbles up Clarivate Analytics, the company that owns MarkMonitor. Brand protection domain name registrar MarkMonitor will soon be part of a public company. MarkMonitor parent company Clarivate Analytics is merging with Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) Churchill Capital Corp. Churchill raised $690 million in an IPO las… Source:…



MarkMonitor parent Clarivate going public through merger deal

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: SPAC gobbles up Clarivate Analytics, the company that owns MarkMonitor. Brand protection domain name registrar MarkMonitor will soon be part of a public company. MarkMonitor parent company Clarivate Analytics is merging with Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) Churchill Capital Corp. Churchill raised $690 million in an IPO las… Source:…



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