Daily archives: February 7th, 2019

Leaked! Private ICANN chat accidentally posted in public channel

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Well this is an interesting one. Yesterday George Kirikos, shared an interesting Twitter Moment of a conversation on a public ICANN message board with a private chat that seems to have accidentally been broadcast publicly. As you can see from the above screenshot, Berry Cobb from ICANN was apparently trying to send…



.Com and .Net domains increase to 153 million in 2018 (up 4.5% from 2017)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2018. “2018 was a strong year for Verisign. The domain name base and revenues grew; we divested non-core assets; and we repurchased 4.4 million of our shares. Significantly, in October, we executed an amendment to the…



How to stay focused with your portfolio

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: How to start investing with a tiny budget / Converting inbound inquiries / Average marketing capital needed to sell a domain asset / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today! Looking for Fitness Related .COM – Budget: Up to $1,000.00…



New GoDaddy Ad Campaign: “Make the World You Want”

By Elliot Silver GoDaddy did not have a Super Bowl commercial this year (probably a good thing because of the audience size), but the company is set to embark on a new advertising campaign, “Make the World You Want.” This campaign starts airing on television tomorrow. Here’s the first television commercial, which GoDaddy shared earlier…



Post-GDPR Security Investigations Part I

By Emily Hacker Part I – Conducting Investigations In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect and subsequently altered the way that cybersecurity analysts are able to perform their… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



Neustar Announces .IN Registry Transition

By Elliot Silver The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) operates and manages the .IN ccTLD registry. Late last year, the organization announced that Neustar would provide back-end registry services for the .IN ccTLD. NIXI and Neustar launched the TransitionSupport.in website to provide details about the move to Neustar. In a tweet late last night,…



A poor man’s guide to creating a global brand/domain

By Kassey Lee TLDInvestors.com: The internet is a breeding ground of global brands. Once you get there, you’ll find bankers, designers, manufacturers, payment processors, logistics providers, and many other talented contacts. If you have a good idea, you’ll have every opportunity to get the help and become a global brand. What do global brands look…



Verisign saw a net increase of 1.29 million registrations during the fourth quarter of 2018

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported earnings today after the close for Q4 2018 and full year results. They reported revenue of $307 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, up 4.0 percent from the same quarter in 2017. Verisign reported net income of $182 million and diluted earnings per share (diluted…



Verisign reports 2018 results

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: 9.5 million .com/.net registrations in Q4, operating margin continues to grow. .Com registry Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported Q4 and full-year 2018 results this afternoon. For the year, GAAP net income increased from $457 million in 2017 to $582 million in 2018. Non-GAAP income increased from $492 million to $620…



==> Did you thank a customer today?

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Something for my friends who built a vision on their domain are now running big business. If you want to be number one in customer service, you have to do a number of things that make you stand out from the crowd. Here are 7 ways that…



AUCTION RECAP OF FEBRUARY 6, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on February 6, 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…



Despite Afilias lawsuit, Neustar names date for Indian takeaway

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Neustar has named the date for the transition of the .in registry away from incumbent Afilias.. It’s due to happen February 28, according to a new web site the company has set up to publicize the handover. The registry will be down for up to 48 hours, starting from 1830 UTC,…



Endurance domain revenue dips

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Endurance International put in a poor show when it came to domains name sales in 2018. Revenue and average revenue per registrant were both down in the fourth quarter and full-year results, which were announced this morning. Endurance’s registrar business includes BigRock, Domain.com, FastDomain, PublicDomainRegistry.com and ot… Source: Domaining     



Google Say’s Don’t Buy Domains for Past Rankings; Knows When They Change Hands

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK, NY – In an article that came out in Search Engine Roundtable the other day, long-time search marketing expert Barry Schwartz points out that a Google employee named Aaseesh, tasked with monitoring Google’s Webmaster Central Help Forum, posted a comment which suggests that Google zaps a domains ranking juice,…



New GoDaddy Ad Campaign: “Make the World You Want”

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: GoDaddy did not have a Super Bowl commercial this year (probably a good thing because of the audience size), but the company is set to embark on a new advertising campaign, “Make the World You Want.” This will be a month-long campaign that starts airing on television tomorrow. Here’s the first…



End user domain name sales topped by a .DE

By enduser Domain Name Wire: A martial arts site, an IT service provider and medical device company bought domains this week. At €12,500, a .de domain tops this week’s end user sales list – FullService.de was purchased by a German IT service provider. There were several domain purchases this week by German and other European-based…



#Sophie .com : Another aged #domain name has been acquired by Media Options

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: There’s no stopping Media Options, the brainchild of ever-busy domain entrepreneur, Drew Rosener. After grabbing Pegasus.com by its wings, the premium domain brokerage acquired Sophie.com – apparently from the same owners as the winged horse domain. This remarkable female first name was registered in 1998, although it exi… Source: Domaining     



Web host uptime in 2018

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: 32 shared hosting platforms ranked by uptime. Web hosting uptime is an interesting thing. You don’t think about your host when things are working properly. You curse their name when your site is down. HostingStats.com created test sites on 32 shared hosting platforms last year to see which ones…



Neustar Announces .IN Registry Transition

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) operates and manages the .IN ccTLD registry. Late last year, the organization announced that Neustar would provide back-end registry services for the .IN ccTLD. NIXI and Neustar launched the TransitionSupport.in website to provide details about the move to Neustar. In a tweet late last…



Endurance International Group reports declining numbers as it simplifies

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Roll-up’s numbers slip as it simplifies its business. Endurance International Group (NASDAQ: EIGI) reported fourth quarter and full year 2018 earnings this morning. Revenue, adjusted EBITDA and subscriber numbers were all down quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year. 2018 revenue was $1,145.3 million, compared to $1,176.9 milli… Source: Domaining     



New GoDaddy commercial is out

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: GoDaddy has a new commercial on YouTube today. The new ad has the title “Make the World You Want” and is using the hashtag #maketheworldyouwant. The domain MaketheWorldYouWant.com was registered on February 2nd, 2019 at Godaddy and is redirecting to the link of the description: www.godaddy.com/make-the-world-you-want The … Source: Domaining     



144 Domain Discoveries for February 7th

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…



$167k in Sales on February 6th – KDJ.com sold for $22,300 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was KDJ.com which sold for $22,300 at NameJet. NameBio recorded 235 sales $100+ for a total of $148,217 with an average sale price of $631. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 5% in the number of sales but the total dollar…



Daily Domain Picks 2-7-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 2-7-19 KDJ.com was the top close on Wednesday at $22,300. Top sales/closes from yesterday: kdj.com 22,300 USD 2019-02-06 NameJet tablelights.com 12,000 USD 2019-02-06 Sedo jobwork.com 10,919 USD 2019-02-06 GoDaddy 87178.com 5,049 USD 2019-02-06 GoDaddy bizcoin.com 3,556 USD 2019-02-06 DropCatch bokepdo.com 3,444 US… Source: Domaining     



Domain Investing: The Slow Dance of Millionaires!!

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! We are business people. The job of a business person is to make money. To make lots of money. To become wealthy. That’s the point, and that’s the goal. That’s why we go to work in the first place so eventually, we don’t have to work. The mortgage…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday February 7th, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: 3 years ago I wrote a suggestion on how to improve NamesCon. I read over it again and I still agree with every point except the slots tournament is not going to happen now. Let’s see if any get picked up this year 1. Have a for pay, evening meal. Each evening…



At Which Point Do You CHANGE Your Strategy?

By Andrei Domaining Tips: This is perhaps one of the trickiest questions in domaining, an industry where “hopium” tends to abound, along with many mistakes such as the ones I’ve mentioned earlier this week. The word “potential” is very dangerous in my opinion, because you can use it as an argument in favor of a…



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