Monthly archives: February, 2019

Divyank Turakhia Subject of BBC Documentary

By Elliot Silver The BBC will be airing a documentary about Divyank Turakhia, the self-made billionaire who founded a number of companies with his brother Bhavin. Many domain investors know Div through his involvement with Directi and related domain industry companies like Skenzo, Radix, Big Rock, and quite a few others. Div and Bhavin really…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday February 17th, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: What the world thinks is news is up to the people that report it. You assume that people will report things that bring readers. But our industry is different. It’s tight. Despite all the sparring that goes on, overall we’re a family of people that are trying to make money in the…



Can You Afford to Fight RDNH Attempts?

By Andrei Domaining Tips: It’s not just possible but actually *probable* that at one point or another, you’ll have to defend yourself against a company that, instead of just buying the asset it wants from the existing owner, decides to bully him/her out of it. Maybe because they decide your asking price is too high….



Saturday Musings – Cubs, Scouts and Life

Michael Gilmour: When I was a young strapping lad, (I sound so old!) I attended cubs and loved it. As well as learning about bush craft and how to be a better person I had the motto of “Be Prepared” drummed into my head. Some people mistakenly believe that this motto only related to the…



The Best Domain Sales Pitch

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: The floor investment value of a LLLL.com / Understanding Geo Domains / BrandGo.com sold for $3,755 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying One-word .io – Budget: Up … → Source: Domaining     



Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): ZoomDigital.com, Cloud.Team & more

By Travis M. DSAD.com: The screenshots below are examples of buyers of domains from the past few months that have either developed their sites, or purchased an upgrade domain and have redirected their acquisition to an existing website. ZoomDigital.com sold for $5,700 in January at Sedo. Looks like the name was picked up by a…



.Space more popular than .Blog and .Cloud

By Aviral Singh DomainMagazine.com: sauna.space gets recorded as the second highest .space domain Source: Domaining     



Remembering .SKI from NamesCon 2016

By roger DomainMagazine.com: Just mere 2 years ago, jet.ski was sold for $12000 at NamesCon 2016. Moving forward that, not a single domain was auctioned or registered. Is .SKI dead? Source: Domaining     



Karma.com : Baseless #UDRP ends in Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Karma.com and its owner, Mr. David Malaxos, were vindicated; the UDRP against the 1994 registration ended with a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding. The Respondent registered the domain in 1994, and the claims made by the Complainant, Karma International LLC, were rebutted by the Respondent’s attorney, David E. Weslow of Wil… Source:…



eSports Saturday: Is Apex Legends the next Fortnite?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Hello, happy Saturday and welcome to a new feature that I just can’t stop myself from writing, eSports Saturday. As many of you know by now, I don’t want traditional sports. You know those games where you hit a ball with a bat or throw a ball through a hoop, yeah…not my…



Bad Karma: Reverse domain name hijacking in Karma.com case

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: An ironic finding in Karma.com UDRP. Karma is….a company being found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking for the domain Karma.com while being represented by a lawyer who is also a UDRP panelist. Karma International, LLC filed a UDRP against Karma.com and struck out on all three counts. The…



AUCTION RECAP OF FEBRUARY 15, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on February 15, 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…



117 Domain Discoveries for February 16th

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…



$130k in Sales on February 15th – Bewertung.ch sold for $5,646 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Bewertung.ch (German for rating) which sold for $5,646 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 210 sales $100+ for a total of $108,569 with an average sale price of $517. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 4% in the number of sales but…



Daily Domain Picks 2-16-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 2-16-19 Bewertung.ch was the top sale on Friday at $5,646. BrandGo.com was second at $3,755. I think it’s a solid name and certainly a great name for a branding or naming firm. Top sales/closes from yesterday: bewertung.ch 5,646 USD 2019-02-15 Sedo brandgo.com 3,755 USD 2019-02-15 GoDaddy metasonic.com 2,650…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, February 16th

By Josh E DSAD.com: I started writing this in the comment section of Shane’s post from yesterday about customer service, thought I’d post it here instead so I don’t have to think up something else to write. Work Smarter not harder, or maybe it’s more laziness, it’s a fine line. My off the cuff guess…



LoveAgency.com sold for $2,863

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Why .tv and .io domains are expensive / Buying Brandable names – Total Budget: $1,000.00 / Register your new .LINK domain names for $6.25! / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today! Brandable domain names wanted – Do you have…



RDNH Finding on Dialoga.com UDRP

By Elliot Silver A UDRP was filed against Dialoga.com at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO Case #D2018-2768). The complainant in the UDRP was Dialoga Servicios Interactivos, S.A. of Bilbao, Spain, and the domain registrant is Finlead, a domain investment company with a nice portfolio of generic domain names. The UDRP was decided, and the…



How to Create a Website in 120 Minutes — Step-by-Step

By Lars Lofgren Creating a website used to be a massive project. And expensive too. Everything had to be built by hand and businesses needed to work with an online marketing agency that would charge them tens of thousands of dollars to build the site. If you wanted a professional-looking site, that was your only…



Domain Trends and Insights from GoDaddy’s Domain Aftermarket (video)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: You can now watch the Domain Investing Keynote from Namescon 2019 with Paul Nicks V.P. of the Domain Aftermarket at GoDaddy. The keynote from the Las Vegas domain name conference is titled: “Domain Trends and Insights from GoDaddy’s Domain Aftermarket” You can watch the complete video here: The post Domain Trends…



Did Lebron James Acquire Lebron.com?

By Elliot Silver If you visit the Lebron.com domain name right now, you can see that it forwards to LebronJames.com, the website for NBA superstar Lebron James. Lebron.com is currently registered under privacy at GoDaddy, so it is unclear if Mr. James acquired the domain name, but it appears that someone associated with James may…



Dialoga Servicios Interactivos, S.A. tries reverse domain name hijacking

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company mistakenly included internal communications about bad faith in its submission. Dialoga Servicios Interactivos, S.A. of Spain has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Dialoga.com. The company filed a UDRP against the domain name in 2017 and lost. That domain registrant…



BrandBucket January sales data

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: BrandBucket sent out their February newsletter today and average sale amount for January was $2,885, (sales above $10,000 removed). December’s average sale amount was $2,938. Two word .coms took a much larger percentage of keyword sales than usual. 73% vs 52% in December. Keyword vs Invented was 61% vs 39%. The…



Using Estibot to generate lists of potential buyers for your domain names

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Sometimes I think that Estibot should have picked a different name. It’s not that I don’t like the name Estibot, it’s more that most of what I use it for myself is all the tools they have under-the-hood that actually have nothing to do with valuation. The reality is, I don’t use…



AUCTION RECAP OF FEBRUARY 14, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on February 14, 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…



Will JP Morgan’s Launch of Cryptocurrency Further Squeeze Domain Name Sales?

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK, NY – It’s been a very interesting few years recently hasn’t it? As if there weren’t enough reasons for your typical domain name investor to diversify his online bets, here comes another big one. Financial powerhouse JP Morgan Chase has announced it will be launching its own cryptocurrency called…



RDNH Finding on Dialoga.com UDRP

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: A UDRP was filed against Dialoga.com at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO Case #D2018-2768). The complainant in the UDRP was Dialoga Servicios Interactivos, S.A. of Bilbao, Spain, and the domain registrant is Finlead, a domain investment company with a nice portfolio of generic domain names. The UDRP was decided, and……



#Dialoga .com : Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision in #UDRP

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The domain Dialoga.com was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO, by Dialoga Servicios Interactivos, S.A. of Bilbao, Spain. The Respondent was represented by IP attorney, Zak Muscovitch, of Muscovitch Law. Originally registered in 1998, the domain expired and dropped in 2017; the Complainant failed to utilize a backorder servic… Source:…



The $800K, Worlds-Best, Weed Domain That Rick Schwartz Let Slip Away

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Photo: Evan Horowitz Today a talk of two Weed Domain Names. And what changes when you follow a 20-year plan! The domain Drugs.com was originally registered by Bonnie Neubeck in 1994. In 1999 at the height of the dotcom boom, Eric MacIver purchased an option to buy the…



#Domain joint ventures : #Amazon moves HQ2 to Asheville, North Carolina

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Devastating news for NYC that lost its Amazon HQ2 sponsorship; big news for Asheville, North Carolina, that will be hosting the mega-corporation’s new distribution hub. The project creates 32,000 new jobs, from floor janitors to Amazon coffee shop baristas. The news was shared on the business wire as a new, well-funded strategi……



How to turn your Gmail address into more addresses (and why)

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: If you have a Gmail account you really have unlimited email addresses. If you use Gmail, did you know that you actually have unlimited email addresses you can use? The secret is the + symbol. Let’s say your email address is me@gmail.com. By adding a plus symbol after ‘me’…



Daily Domain Picks 2-15-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 2-15-19 Call.io was the top close on Thursday at $10,500. One word .io names continue to bring in the money. Number domains have been picking up, a lot of 6N.com on GoDaddy auctions currently over four figures. 263222.com closed at $2,555. Top sales/closes from yesterday: call.io 10,500 USD…



Embrace Love… But Not When Investing!

By Andrei Domaining Tips: Posting this seems appropriate, with it being the day after Valentine’s Day and all that 🙂 I’m more than serious when saying people need to embrace love. Love the person you choose to spend your life with, love your children, love your family members, love your friends. Even when it comes…



156 Domain Discoveries for February 15th

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…



Did Lebron James Acquire Lebron.com?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: If you visit the Lebron.com domain name right now, you can see that it forwards to LebronJames.com, the website for NBA superstar Lebron James. Lebron.com is currently registered under privacy at GoDaddy, so it is unclear if Mr. James acquired the domain name, but it appears that someone associated with James…



$119k in Sales on February 14th – Call.io sold for $10,500 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Call.io which sold for $10,500 at Park.io. NameBio recorded 219 sales $100+ for a total of $99,267 with an average sale price of $453. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 14% in the number of sales but the total dollar…



Gumroad founder Sahil Lavingia

By Mike Sullivan SullysBlog.com: Gumroad is a pretty cool e-commerce platform that also helps build an audience. As the website itself states, “Gumroad is for independent writers, designers, software developers, musicians, artists, teachers, filmmakers, and anyone in-between. Whether you sell digital goods or physical goods, you can use Gumroad. Simply put, if you m… Source:…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday February 15th, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I don’t know what the Hell is up with domain industry’s customer service in general but something has to change soon. Over the past year the registrars and other domain service companies are starting to either get overwhelmed or just said fuck it to their customers. I still get good service but…



The difference between a good and a bad domain investor

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Where the most Cannabis related inbound sales inquires come from / CasinoChance.com sold for $10,000 / Free – Niche Domains – Share Your Free + Word .com’s / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye … → Source: Domaining     



Does this domain name pass the billboard test? I’d say no, what do you think?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Today I had a meeting in the South Bay, and on my way down I passed a billboard that caught my eye, it as bright orange and it had a catchy line that probably draws a lot of people in – “How do you want to feel?” Here’s what the billboard looks…



There are Almost 30,000 .Love Domain Names

By Elliot Silver Did you know there is a .Love new gTLD extension? .Love domain names can be bought at many domain registrars, and it looks like there are nearly 30,000 .Love domain names registered. I had forgotten about the .Love extension until I saw a Valentine’s Day tweet from InterNetX this afternoon: Happy Valentine’s…



Remembering Millie: A Fond Farewell to the One in a Million Matriarch of Domaining’s First Family

DNJournal: Carmella Savanello (AKA Millie) has left the building but before her passing the inspiring matriarch of the Neu family left us with an invaluable parting gift. Source: Domaining     



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

By Lars Lofgren WordPress is the most popular content management system. Period. If you have a WordPress site — which you should if your site is a content site — you know how many plugins are available on this platform. There are thousands, literally thousands. I did a search today to see how many WordPress…



Giuseppe Graziano Publishes Q4 Liquid Domains Report

By Elliot Silver Giuseppe Graziano, founder of the GGRG domain brokerage, published his quarterly report for Q4 2018 focusing on the liquid domain name market. The report, dubbed the LXDO report, was published in a downloadable pdf on his website this morning. The report is published in conjunction with Escrow.com, which, to my knowledge, is…



Mountain #Motorsports .com : Common law #trademark not sufficient per #UDRP outcome

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The UDRP decision in a case for the domain MountainMotorsports.com shows how difficult it is to stage a complaint based on a common law trademark. A three member panel at the WIPO ordered the domain to remain with the Respondent. The Respondent’s attorney was ESQwire, a premium sponsor of our blog. According…



There are Almost 30,000 .Love Domain Names

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Did you know there was a .Love new gTLD extension? .Love domain names can be bought at many domain registrars, and it looks like there are nearly 30,000 .Love domain names registered. I had forgotten about the .Love extension until I saw a Valentine’s Day tweet from InterNetX this afternoon: Happy…



Most selling new TLD in Aftermarket is not .Club

By Suresh Raja DomainMagazine.com: With .top domain making headlines, here is all you need to know on what makes .top top Source: Domaining     



#Domain sightings : VLC.Company rocks new #gTLD

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Domain sightings are all about experiencing domain names in real life: vehicles, buildings, anywhere outside of the digital world. In this open-ended series, we keep track of such “domains in the wild” by documenting them in photos. Some are submitted by our friends and readers, and others we come across in day…



Wow, this WIPO panelist should have considered RDNH

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: This sure seems like an abuse of policy to me. I just read the decision in a UDRP for SecretLab.com and TheSecretLab.com and I’m flumoxed as to why WIPO panelist Clive L. Elliott didn’t consider reverse domain name hijacking. The Respondent might not have asked for it, but Elliott…



AUCTION RECAP OF FEBRUARY 13, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on February 13, 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…



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