Daily archives: February 8th, 2019

Are Many Domainers Insane?

By Andrei Domaining Tips: Although there’s no evidence he actually said this, Albert Einstein is credited with articulating the idea that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter who said it, the definition makes perfect sense…



Pay Attention to Naming Trends

By Elliot Silver Company and brand name trends change over time. Sometimes, it seems like first names are popular brand names, sometimes it is made up words that are in vogue, and other times, it is every-day words that are trending for startup businesses and rebrands. As domain investors, it is important that we stay…



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

By Lars Lofgren Imagine waking up one morning only to discover an error with your WordPress administrative dashboard. You contact your web hosting company, and they inform you that the website crashed — the handiwork of a hacker. In addition to missing out on website traffic and sales, you also lost your databases and website…



Poll: Will You be at NamesCon Europe?

By Elliot Silver NamesCon Europe is coming up in June, and it will be held in the city of Cascais, Portugal (a short drive from Lisbon). The conference will be held from June 20-22, 2019. NamesCon shared more information about the conference in a tweet yesterday: #ICYMI: We’ve announced the location for NamesCon Europe 2019!…



Building a billion dollar business on a .IO domain – Confluent.io raises $125M Series D at $2.5B …

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I think it’s safe to say that Confluent.io has proven that you absolutely can build a billion dollar business, while branding on a .IO domain name. The company has been on an incredible growth trajectory after raising their Series A round back in 2014 at a $26M valuation. (Source – Confluent) The…



Daily Domain Picks 2-8-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 2-8-19 SkyBar.com was the top close on Thursday at $30,000. There are a lot of bars names Sky Bar. There was a candy bar and a few other businesses. Top sales/closes from yesterday: skybar.com 30,000 USD 2019-02-07 GoDaddy niemann.com 5,104 USD 2019-02-07 NameJet waterwear.com 4,049 USD 2019-02-07 GoDaddy…



New #GoDaddy video not chauvinist enough, according to #domain veterans

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The new GoDaddy video fails to reek of blatant male chauvinism and sexism, and that’s the plain truth from the mouth of veteran domain investors. Long known for its T&A approach to visualizing life and domain names, GoDaddy’s commercials used to incorporate females with ample bosoms and spectacular derrieres. Men were… Source:…



Poll: Will You be at NamesCon Europe?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: NamesCon Europe is coming up in June, and it will be held in the city of Cascais, Portugal (a short drive from Lisbon). The conference will be held from June 20-22, 2019. NamesCon shared more information about the conference in a tweet yesterday: #ICYMI: We’ve announced the location for NamesCon Europe…



Women in Domaining: Cybele Negris is CEO & Co-Founder of Webnames.ca

By Mike Sullivan SullysBlog.com: Cybele Negris is CEO & Co-Founder of Webnames.ca, Canada’s original .CA Registrar and accredited registrar for hundreds of domain extensions as well as provider of webhosting, email and web development and many other services. The multi-million-dollar company has an impressive client list including many Fortune 500 companies. Web… Source: Domaining     



210 Domain Discoveries for February 8th

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…



Verisign begins price increase talks with ICANN

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Verisign is negotiating with ICANN to bake price increases into current .com registry agreement. .Com registry Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) has begun negotiations with ICANN to add price increases to its current contract to run .com domain names. Verisign CEO James Bidzos discussed the updated Cooperative Agreement with the U.S….



$167k in Sales on February 7th – SkyBar.com sold for $30,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was SkyBar.com which sold for $30,000 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 279 sales $100+ for a total of $146,357 with an average sale price of $525. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 19% in the number of sales but the total dollar…



One Step Ahead, or One Step Behind Defines Success and Life.

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning Folks!! There is a choice in life if you are one step ahead you put yourself at risk sometimes, but you also put yourself in a position to be handsomely rewarded. And as that saying goes:, when you are not the “Lead Dog,” the view never changes. Aka Always…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday February 8th, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: There are two sides to making money. What you take in and your costs. I’m pretty good at keeping costs down. We run a pretty lean shop at the nursery but there are always things you can analyze and try and get cheaper. Two things at the nursery seemed high to me….



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