Daily archives: March 13th, 2019

Sketch.com Acquired in Advance of $20m Funding Round

By Elliot Silver When I see an announcement about a one word brand name receiving a significant round of funding, I like to check if they own their brand match .com domain name. This afternoon, TechCrunch reported that a startup called Sketch had “landed $20 million in Series A funding from Benchmark in its first…



Strategy – Focusing on a single domain pitch vs. multiple domains to an end-user

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: The five-year domain investing plan / Top domain sales of all time! / Lich.com sold for $15,750 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today! LLL.Co wanted – Budget: Up to $600.00 – Do you have any three-letter .co ccTLD’s…



Prospecting Tools to Seal Your Next Domain Deal

By Alvin Brown TLDInvestors.com: If you’re like most domain investors — whether old, new, or in between, then you’ve likely explored or considered a number of domain platforms or marketplaces to stake your claim the next domain “rags to riches” story. And while most domain investors love the thrill of buying and the adrenaline of…



Trying to name your startup? Here’s what one founder learned…182 bad names later

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Tyler O’Briant, the co-founder of Kowalla wrote a great article about lessons learned from generating 182 bad startup names. The reality is, for any startup, coming up with a name is hard, and given that just about every name you can come up with is likely already taken, it’s probably harder than…



Five 6-Figure Domain Sales Hit This Week’s Chart as NameJet/ROTD Report Closed Sales

DNJournal: NameJet & RightOfTheDot.com spent much of February closing sales from their live auction at NamesCon. The results put some big numbers on this week’s sales chart. Source: Domaining     



Domain Name Financing Options Are Underutilized

By Elliot Silver Earlier today I wrote about the Gem rebrand and Gem.com deal. I think domain name financing options are underutilized. Perhaps it is because they are lesser known than other types of financing, but I think prospective buyers and sellers need to consider and/or offer financing options for domain names to get deals…



Website Security Guide

By Lars Lofgren Your website is at risk. I’m not saying this to try and scare you, but that’s the reality of the world we live in. More than 50,000 websites get hacked each day. You can’t have the “it won’t happen to me” mentality. I encounter businesses all the time who feel this way….



Breaking Badness Episode 5

By Kelsey LaBelle Son of a Phish Coming up this week on Breaking Badness. Today we discuss a Major SPOILER Alert, an 0Day Exploit (aka CVE-2019-5786), and a Floundering, Flailing, Phishing Attack. Developing… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



Keyword Rich 50 Quick .COM Reg Fee Opps

By DropGrabs-Webmaster DropGRABS.com: Today’s Treat List 50+ Opportunities .COM Keyword Rich Available for Reg Fee SunSolarTechnology TacticalAssaultCrossbow TacticalCrossbows TheGardeningExpert TheTribeIsSpeaking TheTroubleWithBeingSingle TheVarsitySportsReport TheVillageVendors StreamingWizards ThatScooterPlace TheAmericanHomebrewer TheCulturedVoice TheEmpoweredP… Source: Domaining     



Sketch.com Acquired in Advance of $20m Funding Round

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: When I see an announcement about a one word brand name receiving a significant round of funding, I like to check if they own their brand match .com domain name. This afternoon, TechCrunch reported that a startup called Sketch had “landed $20 million in Series A funding from Benchmark in its…



Andruff escalates Disspain feud, asks ICANN to ban him from chair

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Domain consultant and former registry boss Ron Andruff has asked ICANN’s board of directors to ban Chris Disspain from becoming chair at the end of the year. Writing on CircleID today, Andruff’s anti-Disspain message is veiled, but only thinly. While not naming Disspain directly, Andruff wrote: “I call on the Chair…



Social media meltdown : #Facebook, #Instagram, #WhatsApp and #Messenger woes

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The entire Facebook family of apps is having severe connectivity issues today. Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger are lacking features, or are completely inaccessible for many users around the world. The downtime is frustrating for those that use social media daily, for business or simple communication – including the … Source: Domaining…



ZenSourcer Rebrands as Gem with Gem.com

By Elliot Silver At the end of February of this year, James Iles of NamePros shared the news that the Gem.com domain name had been sold. Gem.com moved into the holding account of Escrow.com, likely indicating the domain name had been acquired with a payment plan. Citing an anonymous source, James wrote, “the sale of…



Domains grow 3.7% to 348 million across all TLDs in 2018

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: CENTR published its CENTRstats Global TLD Report quarterly publication covering status and trends in global top-level domains with a focus on European ccTLDs (country code top-level domains). Global Market The global TLD market is estimated at 348 million domains across all recorded TLDs. Although the overall domain count has continu… Source:…



SyFy might be rebanding as TZGZ

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company gets trademarks and TZGZ.com domain name. As I was working on this week’s end user domain name list, I discovered that SyFy, the television network owned by Universal Studios, might be rebranding. The company paid $43,000 for the domain name TZGZ.com. The domain now forwards to SyFy.com. I…



#GoDaddy getting whacked as #Cloudflare gains traction as a #domain registrar

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: GoDaddy is getting whacked on Twitter, by users who spent 10-15 years with the domain registrar, but are now moving to Cloudflare. The reverse proxy services provider, is an ICANN accredited domain registrar, offering domains at cost. What does “at cost” domain registrations mean? Exactly that: Cloudflare adds up the base… Source:…



AUCTION RECAP OF MARCH 12, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on March 12, 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 Name Financing Options Are Underutilized

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Earlier today I wrote about the Gem rebrand and Gem.com deal. I think domain name financing options are underutilized. Perhaps it is because they are lesser known than other types of financing, but I think prospective buyers and sellers need to consider and/or offer financing options for domain names to get…



Texturing.xyz: Leading design studios craft blockbusters with animation help from this week’s #We…

By Team XYZ Gen.XYZ: Texturing.xyz – Namecheap customer (France) From big budget blockbusters to animated TV shows, the amazing level of detail in today’s entertainment is evident nearly everywhere. This increase in ultra-high resolution imagery opens up a whole new world of creativity to artists, but they need to be sure that the graphics they…



Some recent domain name observations

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: These three domain names caught my attention in and around Austin. Earlier this week I wrote about a bakery in Austin that uses an internationalized domain name so it can have an accent in its domain name. Here are a few other domains I’ve observed in the wild recently….



Lawsuit alleges 864.com domain name is stolen (again?)

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: This might be the second time 864.com was stolen, and someone might have paid a lot of money for hot merchandise. A lawsuit (pdf) alleges that the domain name 864.com, along with 00998.com, 00488.com, 0103.com, and 1148.com, are stolen domain names. While researching the case, I found posts saying…



Daily Domain Picks 3-13-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 3-13-19 Vivlio.com was the top sale on Tuesday at $25,000. There is a company at MyVivlio.com and at the hack Vivl.io. Top sales/closes from yesterday: vivlio.com 25,000 USD 2019-03-12 Sedo lich.com 15,750 USD 2019-03-12 GoDaddy nowos.com 13,000 USD 2019-03-12 Sedo smarthealthcare.com 12,900 USD 2019-03-12 DropCatc… Source: Domaining     



Daily Domain Picks 3-13-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 3-13-19 Vivlio.com was the top sale on Tuesday at $25,000. There is a company at MyVivlio.com and at the hack Vivl.io. Top sales/closes from yesterday: vivlio.com 25,000 USD 2019-03-12 Sedo lich.com 15,750 USD 2019-03-12 GoDaddy nowos.com 13,000 USD 2019-03-12 Sedo smarthealthcare.com 12,900 USD 2019-03-12 DropCatc… Source: Domaining     



#Porn #domain peddler pesters #domainers via Twitter

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The registrant of pornographic domains decided to pitch them on Twitter, a practice that rarely yields any sales. Now, there’s nothing wrong with porn domains, often described in euphemism as “adult domains.” For better or worse, the majority of Internet traffic revolves around pornography, with the rest being Fortn… Source: Domaining     



#Porn #domain peddler pesters #domainers via Twitter

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The registrant of pornographic domains decided to pitch them on Twitter, a practice that rarely yields any sales. Now, there’s nothing wrong with porn domains, often described in euphemism as “adult domains.” For better or worse, the majority of Internet traffic revolves around pornography, with the rest being Fortn… Source: Domaining     



ZenSourcer to Rebrand as Gem with Gem.com

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: At the end of February, James Iles of NamePros shared the news that the Gem.com domain name had been sold. Gem.com moved into the holding account of Escrow.com, likely indicating the domain name had been acquired with a payment plan. Citing an anonymous source, James wrote, “the sale of Gem.com has…



ZenSourcer to Rebrand as Gem with Gem.com

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: At the end of February, James Iles of NamePros shared the news that the Gem.com domain name had been sold. Gem.com moved into the holding account of Escrow.com, likely indicating the domain name had been acquired with a payment plan. Citing an anonymous source, James wrote, “the sale of Gem.com has…



143 Domain Discoveries for March 13th

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…



143 Domain Discoveries for March 13th

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…



$227k in Sales on March 12th – Vivlio.com sold for $25,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Vivlio.com which sold for $25,000 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 305 sales $100+ for a total of $194,801 with an average sale price of $639. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 49% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



$227k in Sales on March 12th – Vivlio.com sold for $25,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Vivlio.com which sold for $25,000 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 305 sales $100+ for a total of $194,801 with an average sale price of $639. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 49% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wenesday March 13th, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: If you read US national news is was hard to miss the story about the bribery scandal to get students into elite schools by buying their way in. This has been going on a long time. I just had no idea they were getting paid so much per student. When my daughter…



A Helpful Guide to the Most Important Email Verification Terms

By admin WhoisXmlApi.com: What Are Email Verification Terms, and Why Are They Important? Email Verification Terms (EVTs) are used to describe the sending and receiving of emails, as well as everything else that happens in this process. This verification is very … → Source: Domaining     



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