Daily archives: February 4th, 2019

Exonumia.com sold for $5,110

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: NamesCon Europe 2019 / A Long Island entrepreneur invested into more than 200 Long Island domains / Wanted – Premium .ca Domains – Budget: Up to $10,000.00 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye … → Source: Domaining     



NamesCon 2019: My Takeaway Actionable Items

By Bob Hawkes NameTalent.com: This was my first NamesCon conference. While I will be rolling out a number of articles and interviews on NameTalent over the coming days, this first post provides some personal insights from the conference. While it is tempting to try to summarize all the sessions I attended, instead I decided to…



Best WordPress Gallery Plugin – (Review Updated For Winter of 2019)

By Lars Lofgren If you search for “gallery” on the WordPress plugins page, you’ll see nearly 3,000 results to choose from. To say that number is overwhelming is an understatement. Who has time to go through all of those plugins to determine which one is the best? Fortunately, you don’t have to. I’ve narrowed down…



Sedo’s Market Study Shares Sales and Predictions

By Elliot Silver At the end of January, Sedo published a report that listed the top public domain name sales closed via its brokers and through its platform from 2018. Sedo also listed the top new gTLD domain name sales from the past year. In addition to the sales data, Sedo also shared some trend…



ContractHireAndLeasing.com Rebrands as Leasing.com

By Elliot Silver A company called ContractHireAndLeasing.com recently rebranded as Leasing.com. The announcement was made in a LinkedIn post and video shared by the company and its founder late last week: Leasing.com “is the largest dedicated marketplace in the UK for new car contract hire and leasing offers.” The company was founded in 2000 under…



Lights Out for Broadway Ticket, GEO Domain Site NewYork.com Over Legal Dispute

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK, NY – While researching some GEO domain names last night I discovered that NewYork.com has now disappeared. It was a huge site I was quite familiar with as I had some past affiliate dealings with them, but today it appears its gone offline and parked at Godaddy.com. This was…



How I almost lost a domain name this week

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Follow these two tips to avoid having the same thing happen to you. I almost lost a good domain name due to expiration this week. I learned some lessons, so I’m recounting what happened to make sure this doesn’t happen to you. I won the domain name in a…



DOMAINER Turnover Rates?

By Andrei Domaining Tips: Despite being a *very* small industry, the turnover rate in the domaining business is nothing short of impressive. Yet another confirmation of the “history might not repeat itself, but it sure does rhyme!” adage. Think of it as multiple fad cycles, with new investors who smell money coming on board, reading…



Mike Robertson’s 5k run raised thousands for #pulmonary hypertension awareness

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Mike Robertson is literally one fabulous lad. The director of bizdev at Fabulous.com ran a 5k race this weekend, raising thousands of dollars for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. Mike ran the race in 28′ 57″ in memory of dear friend Charlotte Gilbert, who passed recently. Charlotte suffered from the condition, and ……



How a Domain Name Broker got ICE (owner of the NYSE) the Domain of their Dreams – with David Clem…

By DomainSherpa DomainSherpa.com: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” But here’s a what you need to know: top global corporations need to know who to know! Hear how a top global corporation’s relationship with a domain name broker got them the one domain that had always been out of their reach, the…



AUCTION RECAP OF FEBRUARY 3, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on February 3, 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…



Domain buy : #GoDaddy “service” continues to bombard #domain owners whose BIN prices are ignored!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: GoDaddy brokers continue to blast domain owners with unsolicited emails, whose domain names are listed with a BIN price at other marketplaces. For a full 30 days, the GoDaddy “service” attempts to lure and solicit responses from the owners of domains that are clearly listed for sale with substantially higher prices. These……



Top domain name sales at Sedo in 2018

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: See below the top 10 public domain name sales at Sedo in 2018. Files.com was the highest public domain name sale, selling for 750,000 USD. Confidential domain name sales were not included. 2018 Top 10 Public Domain Sales Domain Price 1. Files.com $750,000 2. Christian.com $600,000 3. Dax.com $500,000 3. Kush.com…



NamesCon Recap Podcast – DNW Podcast #222

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Hear from 16 people who were at NamesCon Global. NamesCon Global 2019 is in the books, and this week we’ll catch up with 16 people who attended NamesCon. After discussing some of the week’s news you’ll hear from: Matt Barie, Freelancer.com Marcus Glaad, DotKeeper Margot Bushnaq, BrandBucket Darpan Munjal,…



Google Domains tops 2 million .com domains

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Google’s registrar now the ninth biggest for .com domain names. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers October 2018. As forecasted, Google Domains has surpassed GMO to become the 9th largest registrar for .com domains. As of…



Sedo’s Market Study Shares Sales and Predictions

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: At the end of January, Sedo published a report that listed the top public domain name sales closed via its brokers and through its platform from 2018. Sedo also listed the top new gTLD domain name sales from the past year. In addition to the sales data, Sedo also shared some…



Okay, this might take the cake for the most ridiculous premium Flippa domain listing ever

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: In general I’ve found that Flippa isn’t a great place to sell domains, it’s just not what the marketplace was designed for. While Flippa did increase focus on domain names a few years ago, they weren’t able to generate enough revenue to make it an interesting business for them. Now Flippa essentially…



After ICANN knockback, Amazon countries agree to .amazon talks

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Talks that could lead to Amazon finally getting its long-sought .amazon gTLD are back on, after a dispute between ICANN and eight South American governments. The Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization last week invited ICANN CEO Goran Marby to meet ACTO members in Brasilia, any day next week. It’s not clear whether…



Operation September Thrust leads to another million-domain Radix gTLD

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Radix has become the first new gTLD portfolio registry to hit over one million domains in more than one TLD. It said today that .site has crossed the seven-digit threshold, joining .online, which hit a million names in 2018. It’s huge growth for .site, which had around 561,000 domains under management…



ContractHireAndLeasing.com Rebrands as Leasing.com

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: A company called ContractHireAndLeasing.com recently rebranded as Leasing.com. The announcement was made in a LinkedIn post and video shared by the company and its founder late last week: Leasing.com “is the largest dedicated marketplace in the UK for new car contract hire and leasing offers.” The company was founded in 2……



NamesCon publishes summary report from 10 keynotes

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: The 2019 NamesCon Global Trend report has been published by the event organizers. If you didn’t attend NamesCon 2019 in Las Vegas (and even if you did) this is a great recap of the 10 keynotes from all 3 days of the conference. BTW, here are the results of the NamesCon…



Brexit blamed as .eu hits six-year low

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: EURid’s .eu top-level domain has hit a six-year low in terms of total registrations, and Brexit is to blame. The registry has just announced that it had 3,684,750 domains under management at the end of 2018, down 63,129 domains compared to the 3,747,879 it had at the end of September. That’s…



156 Domain Discoveries for February 4th

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…



Radix’s .SITE hits 1M milestone

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Radix announced this morning that .site has now surpassed 1 million domains under management. .Site joins .Online to hit the 1 million mark. 4th Feb, Dubai. Radix, one of the world’s largest portfolio registries, today announced that its nTLD .SITE has surpassed 1 million domains under management. This makes Radix the…



Creative Ways to Sell Domains

By Mike Sullivan SullysBlog.com: A few years after I bought my first home, the spring on my garage door snapped. I called up a local garage door guy and he came over to fix it for me. He was a one man show, a small business owner. I was working on some other things in…



98% of Domain Investing has Nothing to do with Domains.

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! Domains are NOTHING but a mere vehicle. If you sell cars, computers, apple pie, or clothing or anything else, THAT is your vehicle. It’s the horse that gets you from one place to another in an economic way. You start with nothing or little and end up with…



Miss NamesCon? Here are the keynotes

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Organizers issue report summarizing keynotes. If you missed last week’s NamesCon conference in Las Vegas, the conference organizers have put together a great summary of most of the events on the keynote .Global stage. It’s called the NamesCon 2019 Trend Report. The report has photos and summaries of: What’s…



CentralNic expects flat profit as revenue almost doubles

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: London-listed domain firm CentralNic today gave investors a sneak preview of its 2018 financial performance. The company expects its profits at the adjusted EBITDA level to be up only slightly — from £6.6 million ($8.62 million) to £6.7 million ($8.75) — compared to 2017. But revenue is expected to soar from…



$108k in Sales on February 3rd – GuiTu.com sold for $6,501 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: GoDaddy had the top sale of the day for two days in a row, this time it was GuiTu.com which sold for $6,501. NameBio recorded 203 sales $100+ for a total of $86,952 with an average sale price of $428. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 19%…



XYZ reveals .monster gTLD launch dates

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: XYZ.com has quietly unveiled its launch plan for its recently acquired gTLD, .monster. General availability, with no eligibility requirements, is due to begin April 1. The 30-day sunrise period is due to begin in just a couple of weeks — February 18. .monster was acquired late last year from recruitment web…



Daily Domain Picks 2-4-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 2-4-19 Guitu.com was the top close at $6,501. Exonumia.com was second at $5,110. Exonumia are numismatic items (such as tokens, medals, or scrip) other than coins and paper money. This includes “Good For” tokens, badges, counterstamped coins, elongated coins, encased coins, souvenir medallions, tags, wo… Source: Domaining     



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday February 4th, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: A comment came in yesterday that the quality of names is going down on the drop lists. Of course it is. If you are looking for dot com then you have to expect the quality of dropped names to go down with time. Every year domains go into real use and every…



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