Monthly archives: March, 2019

Weekly Domain Name Sales March 6 –12, 2019

By Bob Hawkes NameTalent.com: This is the weekly domain sales report (using NameBio listed data) for the 7 day period from March 6 –12, 2019. The daily summaries section below summarizes each day in the format date, number of sales, average price, median price, number of sales at or above $1000, and the total sales…



Double hyphen domains dominating search results!

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Biggest ccTLD sales of all time / MChain.com sold for $17,250 / New .HOMES Domains for $9.35 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today! keyword .com domains – Budget: Up to $800.00 – Are you sitting on any keyword…



Top Topics: How Would You Invest $10,000?; GoDaddy Auctions Is a Whole Lot Better…

By James Iles NamePros.com: This week, we released the final installment of our four-part series teaching you how to perform outbound sales. Mike Robertson, Director of Business Development at Fabulous.com, contributed a phenomenal amount of information to this series, and I truly believe that it’s a valuable resource for any investor looking to start performin……



Looks Like Amazon Acquired Streaming.com and Streaming.net

By Elliot Silver The streaming battle is on! It looks like Amazon acquired the Streaming.com and Streaming.net domain names within the last few days. Streaming.com and Streaming.net both forward to PrimeVideo.com, a landing page directing people to click through to Amazon.com. Both of these domain names are now registered to DNStination Inc., the Whois privacy…



AUCTION RECAP OF MARCH 30, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on March 30, 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…



The Domain King’s latest #domain registrations

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Rick Schwartz is gearing up for the Asheville event in August; the Domain King is hosting 50+ select domain investors for a domainer meetup in the Appalachians. In the meantime, Rick continues to register domain names “by hand,” to show to the domain investor community how easy it is to make money…



TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 3/31/2019!

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 3/31/2019. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave … → Source: Domaining     



184 Domain Discoveries for March 31st

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…



$212k in Sales on March 30th – XO.io sold for $18,888 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was XO.io which sold for $18,888 at Park.io. NameBio recorded 315 sales $100+ for a total of $174,310 with an average sale price of $553. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 14% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



Looks Like Amazon Acquired Streaming.com and Streaming.net

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: The streaming battle is on! It looks like Amazon acquired the Streaming.com and Streaming.net domain names within the last few days. Streaming.com and Streaming.net both forward to PrimeVideo.com, a landing page directing people to click through to Amazon.com. Both of these domain names are now registered to DNStination Inc., the Who……



If you Sell Many Domains per Month or Year, Stop Hiding Behind NDA’s!! It’s Total Nonsense!

By Rick Schwartz Rick Schwartz: Morning folks!! I fight hard when I make a sale to make sure it is released publicly. It’s important for my future sales, it’s important for my portfolio and it is important for everyone. Just like Real Estate, that info is vital to the growth and increasing values of all…



BrandBucket February sales data

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: BrandBucket sent out their March newsletter on Friday and it looks like the average sale was $2,521. (Sales over $10,000 are excluded). This is the third month in a row the average sale has gone down. November $3,044, December was $2,938 and January was $2,885. They did not include what categories…



Long tail keywords and why they are important

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Andrew Ansley wrote a very good post at RavenTools about long tail keywords that is worth a read for those developing websites and investing in long term keywords to sell to those who will develop. From the article: Why Are Long-Tail Keywords Important? The main reason why long-tail keywords are…



Daily Domain Picks 3-31-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 3-31-19 XO.io was the top close on Saturday at $18,888. mChain.com was the second highest at $17,250. Top sales/closes from yesterday: xo.io 18,888 USD 2019-03-30 Park.io mchain.com 17,250 USD 2019-03-30 GoDaddy walkjogrun.net 14,750 USD 2019-03-30 GoDaddy 12678.com 6,300 USD 2019-03-30 NameJet ojpdiagnosticcenter…. Source: Domaining     



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday March 31st, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Brandbucket shared some recent data about their sales in February that I thought was interesting. Here what they shared Average sale price if you exclude sales over $10k is $2521 50 sellers sold names. Of the 50, 36 had one sale in the month, 14 had 2 or more Of the Keyword…



Cases of .net being registered way before .com

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Funniest dropped domain names / DeepHealth.com sold for $7,750 / Dynadot Down / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying LL.com – Budget: Up to $200,000.00 – Do you have … → Source: Domaining     



Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): KissMyLips.com, 800365.com & 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. KissMyLips.com sold for $3,900 on Sedo. I can’t find a location for the company on the website,…



Domaining and… Split Testing?!?

By Andrei Domaining Tips: As someone who also frequently wears his marketing hat rather than just his domaining one, I can tell you that the two most important words in the world of marketing are SPLIT TESTING… also called A/B testing or, generally speaking, just remember the word TESTING. The main reason why split testing…



AUCTION RECAP OF MARCH 29, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on March 29, 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…



How to put together a simple forecast for your domain investment income

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: For as long as I can remember I’ve been probably a little bit OCD when it comes to budgeting and planning. As a kid I used to save my allowance and budget for cool things that I wanted, and as I’ve gotten older I’ve continued to put together plans and forecasts wherever…



Google “Adds” Additional Layer of Domain Validation Before Monetizing Websites

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: WEST PALM BEACH – Google AdSense, once the greatest and easiest way to immediately monetize your domain or website, has added an additional layer of validation to the game, by requiring your domain name be approved before allowing you to run ads on them. One of the greatest things about Google…



Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding in #ink123 .com UDRP

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The Respondent in the UDRP case against the domain 123ink.com was avenged, after a three member panel at the WIPO delivered a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. Registered in 1999, the domain 123ink.com consists of a numerical prefix common with commercial designations indicating quality or speed. The “ink” part is… Source:…



Poll : Was #GoDaddy able to clean its own home efficiently?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Revelations of a scheme at GoDaddy that involved an employee bidding in auctions, were severely downplayed by the company’s executives. GoDaddy’s management stated that the effects of the employee’s activity did not affect a substantial number of auctions, and that the resulting bids would have been in the same low … Source:…



545 vs. 300,000,000

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: 545 PEOPLE By Charlie Reese Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits? Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians…



149 Domain Discoveries for March 30th

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…



$198k in Sales on March 29th – WoolWarehouse.com sold for $29,888 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: NameJet had six of the top ten sales yesterday led by WoolWarehouse.com which sold for $29,888. NameBio recorded 277 sales $100+ for a total of $165,427 with an average sale price of $597. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 3% in the number of sales and the…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, March 30th

By Josh E DSAD.com: Brandbucket sends emails out every now and then reminding you to check the pricing on your domains. In the past I would ignored them, since there’s already a specific range that the prices have to stay within. The range is based on their determination, not really sure what the criteria is….



Daily Domain Picks 3-30-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 3-30-19 WoolWarehouse.com was the top close on Friday at $29,888. This was a developed website and there is a developed website on the .co.uk. Top sales/closes from yesterday: woolwarehouse.com 29,888 USD 2019-03-29 NameJet deephealth.com 7,750 USD 2019-03-29 NameJet condoloans.com 6,500 USD 2019-03-29 GoDaddy acci… Source: Domaining     



You know you have too many domain names when…

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Real Estate Related Domain Names Wanted – Budget: Up to $10,000.00 / Tirox.com sold for $5,502 / Savor vs. Savour domains – Niche / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today! Is “sweet spot” domain investing a viable strategy? –…



Making the BIG Money!

Michael Gilmour: I just read a newspaper article that suggested the “R” word is starting to be used in financial circles around the world. What’s the “R” word you may ask? Recession. If the world heads into a recession, then is this going to have a significant impact on domain investors earnings? You bet it…



#GoDaddy catches employee abusing company policy in shocking #domain industry scandal

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: GoDaddy caught one of their employees red-handed yesterday, taking immediate action to correct the issue. Paul Nicks, VP and GM of the Aftermarket at GoDaddy, shared the shocking news on the corporate blog: “Having watched the employee’s behavior closely over the course of the past 18 months, we are enforcing the corporat……



#Domain registrar #eNom having persistent issues today

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Domain registrar eNom has been having continuous problems today, with users being unable to access their accounts and domain management. A series of messages posted at eNomStatus.com indicate that the problem has been persistent for most of the day: Update – Our teams continue to work on this issue and we appreciate…



AUCTION RECAP OF MARCH 28, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on March 28, 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…



Total Domain Registrations Worldwide Jumped Nearly 5% in the Past Year According to Verisign

DNJournal: Verisign has released their latest Industry Brief. The report said total domain registrations across all TLDs hit a record high of 348.7 million at the end of 4Q-2018. Source: Domaining     



123inkt.nl owner tries to reverse hijack 123ink.com

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company admonished by WIPO panel for cybersquatting filing. A Netherlands company that uses the domain 123inkt.nl to sell ink products has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking over the domain 123ink.com. Inkt is Dutch for ink. Digital Revolution B.V. filed the dispute with World Intellectual Property Organization….



Some more great features added to DotDB

By AbdulBasit Makrani AbdulBasit.com: Hello and Assalamo Alaikum, Almost a year back I published an article about a great service DotDB which I’ve been using it regularly or I say it clearly that on daily basis. Since that time, they’ve introduced several new features which are worth sharing with you all. One of the most…



128 Domain Discoveries for March 29th

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…



Moniker to take over Alpnames domain names

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: CentralNic registrars will pick up 680,000 domain names. Three domain name registrars owned by CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) will take over the domain names from defunct domain name registrar AlpNames. All names will be managed through the Moniker.com website. Moniker will take the domains that end in .biz, .com,…



$202k in Sales on March 28th – CarFin.com sold for $25,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was CarFin.com which sold for $25,000 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 285 sales $100+ for a total of $168,015 with an average sale price of $590. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 2% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday March 29th, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: This whole CBD oil thing completely reminds me of the ACAI craze from a decade ago. I remember going out to Oregon to look at nurseries and I saw trucks with Acai this and Acai that stickers all over. Everyone seemed to be selling the new Super Juice as they called it….



Daily Domain Picks 3-29-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 3-29-19 Carfin.com was the top sale on Thursday at $25,000. SpecialCamps.com was sold by BuyDomains.com for $5,088, they also sold Conversationalist.com for $3,000. That’s the thing with pricing, everyone has vastly different opinions, I like conversationalist.com a lot more than specialcamps.com. Top sales/c… Source: Domaining     



GoDaddy Catches Employee Participating in Auctions

By Elliot Silver Paul Nicks, VP and GM of the Aftermarket at GoDaddy, published an article on the GoDaddy Blog this evening that is concerning to me as a GoDaddy customer, especially because I am an active bidder on GoDaddy Auctions. Paul tweeted a link to the article via his Twitter account a short while…



Great Domain Names Are… Boundless

By Elliot Silver TechCrunch reported on a startup called Boundless that raised a $7.8 million Series A round of funding. Boundless is an “online green card application support services,” and the company uses its brand match .com domain name, Boundless.com. I did a bit of research on the history of the Boundless.com domain name to…



GoDaddy employee caught bidding on domain name auctions

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Paul Nicks, VP & GM for GoDaddy’s Aftermarket, made a blog post tonight saying that GoDaddy identified an employee who engaged in activities in violation of its policies. On March 11, a customer contacted GoDaddy with serious allegations against multiple employees. These allegations alluded to employees potentially particip… Source: Domaining     



SanBruno.com sold for $9,222

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: High value .in sales reports / How to start investing in domain names / Just sold my .io domain for $725.00 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Looking … → Source: Domaining     



Shill bidding, insider information? Maybe it’s time for those bidder id’s

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Back in 2017 I wrote that it was time for GoDaddy to initiate bidder id’s. GoDaddy has been against this and Joe Styler has posted on Namepros in the past that they will not do that. Tonight Paul Nicks published a post about employees bidding on names at GoDaddy auctions. From…



GoDaddy Catches Employee Participating in Auctions

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Paul Nicks, VP and GM of the Aftermarket at GoDaddy, published an article on the GoDaddy Blog this evening that is concerning to me as a GoDaddy customer, especially because I am an active bidder on GoDaddy Auctions. Paul tweeted a link to the article via his Twitter account a short…



GoDaddy fires employee for bidding in domain name auctions

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Employee set up an account under a different name in order to participate in domain auctions. GoDaddy has terminated an employee after the company discovered that he was bidding in GoDaddy domain name auctions. The company investigated the employee and two others after receiving an allegation of wrongdoing. In…



2018 ended with 348.7 million domains across all top-level domains (TLDs)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) today announced that the fourth quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 348.7 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of approximately 6.3 million domain name registrations, or 1.8 percent, compared to the third quarter of 2018. Domain name registrations have … Source: Domaining…



Rick Schwartz Reveals Purchase Prices on Group of Domain Names

By Elliot Silver Rick Schwartz is back on Twitter. The “Domain King” rejoined Twitter within the last several weeks, and he picked up pretty much where he left off – dishing opinions and insights about domain names. About an hour ago, Rick shared the purchase prices for a group of adult related domain names he…



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