Daily archives: March 5th, 2019

Are domains with the letter “i” at the front still popular?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Years ago Apple started a trend that swept the world, put the letter “i” in front of a word and it suddenly is the digital version of that word. We all know it worked pretty well with the iPod, then the iPhone, the iPad, and other companies quickly followed suit with companies…



Anyone can sell a domain name if I could sell…

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Falling in love with your own domain names / 10678.com sold for $12,227 / Just Closed my First Outbound Sale – It works! / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today! Moouv.com – This is a pronounceable, five-letter, .com domain…



Type In Traffic Can Last a Long Time

By Elliot Silver At the end of last week, I opted to begin forwarding a few hundred domain names to Embrace.com inquiry pages I operate. I opted to forego the limited amount of revenue I was receiving from PPC advertising in an effort to sell some domain names. One reason I opted to do this…



Marksmen Acquires Poosh.com on Behalf of Kourtney Kardashian

By Elliot Silver In mid-February, I noticed that Marksmen, a brand protection and intellectual property acquisition company, had acquired the Poosh.com domain name. A couple of weeks later on March 2nd, Poosh.com transferred to a third party. I noticed these two Whois changes when the domain name showed up in two of my DomainTools morning…



The Best WordPress Themes for Blogs

By Lars Lofgren There are more than 30 million bloggers in the United States alone. So how can you make your blog stand out from the millions of other blogs? You need to find an appealing WordPress theme. Obviously, your blog isn’t competing with every other blog on the planet. But, the competition is still…



NameJet Makes a Typo

By Elliot Silver It looks like NameJet made a typo on an email and Twitter marketing promotion this morning. The company announced that “INVESTOR·COM” is for sale in a tweet as well as in an email to customers signed up for its mailing list. Here’s the tweet today: NameJet News – Premium Domain Names –…



#DirectNic’s “King Cake” for Mardi Gras was eaten by my dog!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The dog ate my Mardi Gras King Cake! 🙁 DirectNic sent us via FedEx this humongous cake, as they’ve done for several years now. As I was arranging for the photography, my dog went crazy and started eating it. Do not be fooled by the cute face, he is vicious. All that…



MarkMonitor #security expert : Protect the #domains that define your brand

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: MarkMonitor security expert, Sherry Hildebrand, has put together an informative report on protecting domains from cyberattacks. Domain names are the quintessential elements of brands; downtime can hurt a brand’s livelihood and sustainability. Here some key points from the MarkMonitor report: Use registry lock on core domains. A… Source: Domaining     



Apple Registers PrivacyIsImportant.com

By Elliot Silver Everyone knows that privacy is important. Maintaining privacy in this day and age is nearly impossible, though. Privacy breaches have become a common occurrence at companies of all sizes over the last several years, including a major iCloud incident at Apple. In addition to the accidental privacy breaches, large companies seem eager…



PIR adds 3 new members to the executive team

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Public Interest Registry (PIR), the .org registry, today announced the addition of three new members to the organisation’s executive team – Judy Song-Marshall, Chief of Staff; Joe Abley, Chief Technology Officer and Anand Vora, Vice President of Business Affairs. “The new hires, starting throughout March and April of 2019, will… Source:…



#Sedo newsletter : #Domain duels, #Brexit, #Russia and traffic filters

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Sedo, a premium DomainGang sponsor, sent out its latest domain-focused newsletter, covering several points of interest to domain investors. So what’s new at Sedo? Here’s the summary, with links: Domain duels of big brands: When the internet first got its start, many companies were unaware of the importance of securing the… Source:…



Minds + Machines starts 2019 with good results

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM: MMX) provided a company update today. Minds + Machines shared that 2019 has started well with domain registrations up 38% to 1.84m year-on-year with steady growth since the year-end 31 December 2018. Importantly, billings are up 129% year-on-year due to a combination of the first…



Three Familiar Faces Added to Executive Team at Public Interest Registry/.ORG

DNJournal: New CEO Jon Nevett continues to build an all-star executive team at Public Interest Registry (.ORG) with 3 additions announced today. Source: Domaining     



Mormon church switching from 3-letter to 19-letter domain name

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Church goes from short to long with domain name switch. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is changing its domain name to a much longer domain name. Visitors will soon go to ChurchofJesusChrist.org rather than LDS.org, which was short for Latter-day Saints. While most organizations prefer a…



AUCTION RECAP OF MARCH 4, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on March 4, 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…



Marksmen Acquires Poosh.com on Behalf of Kourtney Kardashian

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: In mid-February, I noticed that Marksmen, a brand protection and intellectual property acquisition company, had acquired the Poosh.com domain name. A couple of weeks later on March 2nd, Poosh.com transferred to a third party. I noticed these two Whois changes when the domain name showed up in two of my DomainTools…



February’s top domain name stories

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Here’s a look at the top stories on Domain Name Wire last month, as ranked by views. 1. How I almost lost a domain name this week – Even professional domain owners can let something slip through the cracks. Here’s what happened and how to make sure it doesn’t…



Developers, developers, #developers, developers – to the tune of almost 100,000 #domains

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Developers, developers, developers, developers! Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft, would be in awe of the registration numbers achieved by rival Google’s dot .Dev new gTLD. Ballmer’s iconic dance as monkey boy at a Microsoft convention, was matched by his shout out to all developers at Microsoft, complete with sweaty… Source: Domaining…



NameJet Makes a Typo

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: It looks like NameJet made a typo on an email and Twitter marketing promotion this morning. The company announced that “INVESTOR·COM” is for sale in a tweet as well as in an email to customers signed up for its mailing list. Here’s the tweet today: NameJet News – Premium Domain Names…



Trademark posse fails to block Whois privacy policy

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The ICANN community’s move to enshrine Whois privacy into formal consensus policy is moving forward, despite votes to block it by intellectual property interests. During a special meeting yesterday, the GNSO Council voted to approve a set of recommendations that would (probably) bring ICANN’s Whois policy into compliance … Source: Domaining…



The Future of Phones is $2,000 Cool

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: $2,000 Phone, Samsung, iPhone, AI, Blockchain, Amazon Six ways AI is transforming business Companies around the world are finding new revenue opportunities and streamlining their operations with artificial intelligence. There’s no such thing as a “tech person” in the age of AI We need to stop per……



Nevett headhunts top execs from three rivals

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Public Interest Registry has filled out its executive team by poaching senior staff from rivals Afilias, Donuts and Neustar. Judy Song-Marshall of Neustar has joined as chief of staff, Joe Abley of Afilias is the new chief technology officer and Anand Vora has joined from Donuts as VP of business affairs….



Internet to lose its .co.ck? Cook Islands mulls name change

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The government of the Cook Islands is reportedly thinking about changing its name, putting a question mark over the long-term longevity of its .ck top-level domain. The AFP is reporting that an exploratory committee has been set up to pick a new name for the country, which is currently named after…



MMX reports strong start to 2019

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Domain name company touts topline growth to kick off 2019. Top level domain name company MMX (Minds + Machines) (LSE:MMX) is reporting a strong start to 2019. In an investor update issued today, the company said that domain registrations are up 38% year-over-year so far this year to 1.84…



Public Interest Registry (.Org) hires three new execs

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Song-Marshall, Abley and Vora join PIR executive team. Public Interest Registry (PIR), the non-profit that runs the .org top level domain name, has hired three domain name industry veterans to join its executive team. It is still searching for a Chief Financial Officer. The three hires are: Judy Song-Marshall,…



Redirecting Domains with Backlinks Helps SEO; Google Doesn’t Want You to Know

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK – Morgan Linton’s blog caught my eye this morning as it discusses the redirecting of domain names for SEO, an often hotly debated topic. I find this topic especially interesting as it appears to me that Google often dances around the truth with explanations of what works and what…



158 Domain Discoveries for March 5th

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…



Donuts founder replaces Pitts as MMX’s premium guru

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: MMX has hired one of Donuts’ recently departed co-founders to market its premium domain name inventory, the company said today. Dan Schindler, formerly Donuts’ executive VP, has been hired as a “special advisor”, tasked with “monetizing” premiums in the US and Europe. He appears to be functionally … Source: Domaining     



Apple Registers PrivacyIsImportant.com

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Everyone knows that privacy is important. Maintaining privacy in this day and age is nearly impossible, though. Privacy breaches have become a common occurrence at companies of all sizes over the last several years, including a major iCloud incident at Apple. In addition to the accidental privacy breaches, large companies seem…



$237k in Sales on March 4th – Blume.com sold for $22,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Blume.com which sold for $22,000 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 252 sales $100+ for a total of $216,589 with an average sale price of $859. Compared to the previous day there was no change in the number of sales and the total dollar amount increased…



.BR Domain Names Celebrate Brazilian Carnival

By admin Marcaria.com: Join in the celebration of Brazil’s carnival with your own website and register your .BR domain name to celebrate. Brazilian Carnival is a week-long celebration filled with parades, vibrant colors, lively music and dancing. You can be sure to have plenty of dancing and drinking during carnival. Carnival began in 1830 as…



The Lack of “New Blood”?

By Andrei Domaining Tips: Etymologically speaking, the term “newbie”or “noob” might derive from “new blood” and I’ve chosen it for this title because in my opinion, our industry needs new blood desperately for it to even be called an industry. Yes, “veterans” love making fun of beginners for their acquisit… Source: Domaining     



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, March 5th

By Josh E DSAD.com: Have a great day Main List NameJet Flippa/Sedo LLLL.com’s LLL, CCC, 5L Other LLLL’s Short Brandables Numbers One Worders Vape, Vegan, VR Snap Names/Dropcatch NamePros Godaddy Value BIN Available For Reg Fee Click the links for current prices, most links are … Source: Domaining     



Daily Domain Picks 3-5-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 3-5-19 Blume.com was the top sale on Monday at $22,000. 10678.com closed at $12,227 on DropCatch, that’s a great price for DropCatch to pocket. Top sales/closes from yesterday: blume.com 22,000 USD 2019-03-04 Sedo 10678.com 12,227 USD 2019-03-04 DropCatch myvessyl.com 11,500 USD 2019-03-04 GoDaddy amrita.com … Source: Domaining     



From one end user to another, Blume.com finds a new owner

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: When a company cannot get their exact brand name in .com some go with a .co or .io and others look for a common prefix like, get, try or buy + their name.com. Blume is a women’s personal care company based out of Vancouver that is using the prefix “Meet”…



Phishing still on the decline, despite Whois privacy

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The number of detected phishing attacks almost halved last year, despite the fact that new Whois privacy rules have made it cheaper for attackers to hide their identities. There were 138,328 attacks in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the Anti-Phishing Working Group, down from 151,014 in Q3, 233,040 in…



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