Daily archives: April 2nd, 2019

auDA is Creating Yet Another Mess

Michael Gilmour: I just had a read of the changes that the Australian governing authority (AUDA) is looking to introduce to the .AU namespace. I must admit that I found myself quite perplexed that they have no idea what is going on in the domain space. The single biggest problem with AUDA is they are…



“Go Big Or Stay In Bed” …..Coach Speak Investing

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Short hacks versus .com – Questions and Answers / Forent.com sold for $7,108 / New New .BEST Domains for $2.75 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today! Web design wanted – Budget: Up to $1,500.00 – Are you a…



Getting Started With Email Marketing – The Beginner’s Guide

By Lars Lofgren I love building and running email lists. Why? Because they make so much money. Even today, a healthy email list is one of the marketing assets that’s pure gold. With a good email list, it feels like printing money. Or having a marketing laser beam that floods any marketing promotion that I’m…



Jason Calacanis Using 2 .University Domain Names

By Elliot Silver Someone I follow on Twitter retweeted something from Jason Calacanis that referenced a .University domain name associated with the noted venture capitalist. Angel.University is a “workshop for individuals interested in becoming professional angel investors.” The workshop series is hosted by Jason in various locations: I am on a mission to teach people…



3 things I learned from BrandBucket’s February Data

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: As many of you know, I’m a big fan of BrandBucket and I recommend them to other startup founders just about every week since they really are one of the best places to buy a brandable domain name. As both a startup founder and a domain investor I also really like that…



#Domain Memes: Is Monster.Horse or Horse.Monster better?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Our Domain Memes open series are about fun snapshots of events related to the domain industry. Some of these events are funny, others are definitely serious. In today’s world, domain investors and end-users alike, are exposed to domain names in a large number of new extensions, also known as gTLDs. The latest…



So Donuts lied and is now increasing renewals to 220 domain extensions

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: On April 1, 2019 Donuts announced that it will be changing standard prices for the majority of its TLDs. The changes will go into effect October 1, 2019. Until that time all registered domains may be renewed for up to 10 years at their current renewal price. Of the 241 Donuts…



Domainer who won a UDRP 6 years ago now has a 50,000 Euro payday

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Looks like an Irish company that lost their bid to secure a domain through udrp 6 years ago has had to pay up for the name, 50,000 Euros. Source: Domaining     



Muhammad Abdullah : #CracklePlus .com for $10,000 dollar #SONY!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The Pakistani registrant of CracklePlus.com wants $10,000 dollars, and SONY better open up its fat wallet. Muhammad Abdullah says that the domain name CracklePlus.com is for sale, and targets the tech giant via the domain’s lander. “Sony Cracke.com. If you are interested in buying CracklePlus.com domain for your future pr… Source: Domaining…



Sedo weekly sales led by AppleGreen.com

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Sedo released their weekly sales and AppleGreen.com led the way at 50,000 Euros, ($56,005). There were 8 five figure sales in .com. Hackly.com for $14,500 that’s a great price imo, a few friends called me Hack most of my childhood and wished I thought to reg that name with the…



#Sedo sales report : #Domain names sold between 3/25/2019 – 3/31/2019 topped by AppleGreen.com

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Welcome to the latest edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the days spanning March 25th, 2019 – March 31st, 2019. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, sponsors of DomainGang. As a side note, Sedo has rolled out its separate Expiring Domains portal. This report contains…



Jason Calacanis Using 2 .University Domain Names

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Someone I follow on Twitter retweeted something from Jason Calacanis that referenced a .University domain name associated with the noted venture capitalist. Angel.University is a “workshop for individuals interested in becoming professional angel investors.” The workshop series is hosted by Jason in various locations: I a… Source: Domaining     



A Quick Guide to Artificial Intelligence Domains

By Keith deBoer DNGeek.com: Successful domain name investors buy domain names that other people want. – Michael Cyger One of the biggest, current and future, trends in technology is artificial intelligence (AI). Whether you realize it or not AI is already embedded in your daily life and it’s increasing all the time. Each time you…



From $16888 quote to $16888 domain sale

By AbdulBasit Makrani AbdulBasit.com: Hello and Assalamo Alaikum, It was a fantastic last week of March where I closed two good sales. I had a great February month especially due to the sale of LiftLab.com whose detail can be found here in case anyone missed it. Last month wasn’t much of a difference when I…



Negari, Schwartz battle it out about dot .Monster and #gTLDs

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Party like it’s 2014, when dot .XYZ rolled out its free domain giveaway. XYZ CEO, Daniel Negari, spoke fondly of his latest new gTLD, dot .Monster, and the future of brands alongside dot .COM. Rick Schwartz, the Domain King, openly mocked dot .Monster as quite possibly the worst gTLD ever, beating even…



An inside look at a major spam operation

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: There was an article published a couple hours ago on TechCrunch that’s worth a read, it delves into a large spam operation and how it was used to send personalized spam email. According to the article the emails were so convincing more than 100,000 people clicked through. From the article:…



Donuts raises prices on most TLDs by up to 9%

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Portfolio registry Donuts is to jack up prices on most of its 241 gTLDs by up to 9% later this year. Base-rate price increases of between 6% and 9% will his 220 TLDs, while 16 will remain at their current pricing. The increases, which do not affect registry-reserved “premium” domains, will…



AUCTION RECAP OF APRIL 1, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on March 31, 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…



Donuts to increase domain prices in October

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Most of Donuts’ domains will be more costly soon. Domain name registry Donuts is raising prices October 1. On average, prices for standard domain registrations will increase 7%. Premium domain prices will remain unchanged. Of Donuts’ 241 top level domains, 16 will remain unchanged and 220 will increase by…



Weekly Domain Name Sales March 13 –19, 2019

By Bob Hawkes NameTalent.com: This is the weekly domain sales report (using NameBio listed data) for the 7 day period from March 13 –19, 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…



Domain King 1 – #Domain squatters 0

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Rick Schwartz, the Domain King, has scored against the despicable domain squatting clique. Hours after pointing out the travesty of allowing the domain CNN.live to be listed for sale at Sedo, the PPC and domain marketplace company removed it from its inventory. The registrant has moved onto another PPC provider, GoDaddy’s Cash…



Joseph Peterson resigned from Epik

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Joseph Peterson, Director of Operations at Epik, announced on Namepros that he has resigned and is leaving Epik.com. Joseph said he resigned on last Tuesday, just a few days after the latest Rob Monster/Epik NZ controversy broke out. Joseph said that it was 100% his decision to resign. “Indeed, I have…



Top hits and clicks from March

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Alpnames, a nice domain sale, and Tim-Berners Lee were hot stories in March. March was a busy month at Domain Name Wire with about 140,000 page views. Here are the top stories from the past month ranked by pageviews: 1. ICANN shuts down Alpnames domain name registrar – ICANN…



Miss #India .com : A 1999 #domain was lost via the #UDRP process

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Can’t expect a generic phrase such as “Miss India” to be unprotected these days, as the owner of the domain MissIndia.com found out. Registered in 1999, MissIndia.com displays a basic web page about the winner of the 2017 Miss World pageant, Manushi Chhillar – who represented her country as Miss India. The…



HeadKandy.com: why no reverse domain name hijacking?

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Case was dead on arrival but panelist didn’t consider reverse domain name hijacking. National Arbitration Forum UDRP panelist Eugene I. Low has correctly decided in favor of the owner of HeadKandy.com in a cybersquatting complaint, but I’m perplexed why he didn’t consider reverse domain name hijacking. Head Kandy, L……



Daily Domain Picks 4-2-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 4-2-19 A couple .ai sales in the top 3 on Monday, Factory.ai was the top sale at $8,256. Top sales/closes from yesterday: factory.ai 8,256 USD 2019-04-01 Whois.ai forent.com 7,108 USD 2019-04-01 GoDaddy medi.ai 5,075 USD 2019-04-01 Whois.ai kuaichen.com 3,938 USD 2019-04-01 GoDaddy comments.org 3,875 USD 2019-04-01… Source: Domaining…



114 Domain Discoveries for April 2nd

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…



.com outsells new gTLDs by 2:1 in 2018

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The number of registered .com domains increased by more than double the growth of all new gTLDs last year, according to figures from Verisign. The latest Domain Name Industry Brief reports that .com grew by 7.1 million names in 2018, while new gTLDs grew by 3.2 million names. .com ended the…



CentralNic gets 680,000 AlpNames domains for free, kinda

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: CentralNic has emerged as the gaining registrar for AlpNames’ entire portfolio of gTLD domains. The company announced late last week that three registrars in its stable — Moniker, Key-Systems LLC and Key-Systems GmbH — will take over roughly 680,000 domains that were left stranded when AlpNames management went AWOL…. Source: Domaining…



$250k in Sales on April 1st – Factory.ai sold for $8,256 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Factory.ai which sold for $8,256 at Whois.ai. NameBio recorded 449 sales $100+ for a total of $216,331 with an average sale price of $482. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 55% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, April 2nd

By Josh E DSAD.com: I got distracted doing the list tonight when bitcoin jumped 20%. I actually had a good entry when it broke resistance around 4190 on coinbase. Then F-ing coinbase decided to act up, I placed a limit sell order but couldn’t change it. It froze the order in place and I couldn’t…



Brandable domain name sales week 12 & 13: CBDClub.com, Rezy.com, ConnectNow.com

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: CBD domain names are 🔥🔥 CBD which is the acronym for cannabidiol is a chemical compound in marijuana with a variety of uses and with the recent legalization of marijuana use in many American states the potential market for CBD oil alone is estimated to be worth $1.2 billion by 2020….



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