Daily archives: April 10th, 2019

Deep dive: WeddingStickers.com for sale at Flippa

By Jon Yau SullysBlog.com: What I look for when evaluating a domain name. I came across WeddingStickers.com on Flippa.com yesterday while poking around the interweb for Sully. A two-word generic dotcom in what I assumed to be a popular niche certainly turned my head. But does it have traffic? StatShow estimated about 30 visitors a…



Afternic’s description field of domains listed for sale

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Domainers are Domain Developers by default / NetConnect.com sold for $6,650 / GoDaddy Introduces Bidder IDs in Auctions / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today! Impact of the URS and Unlimited Fee Increases for Registrants in .ORG/BIZ/INFO/ASIA – Are…



Snake.com Slithers to Top of This Week’s Domain Sales Chart With 6-Figure Strike

DNJournal: This week’s top sales included one of the year’s 10 biggest sales to date, the biggest ccTLD sale of 2019 and two of the top five non .com gTLD sales of the year. Source: Domaining     



Amazon starts to reveal plans for .BOT TLD

By Debbie Muzarol Encirca.com: Amazon has announced a discovery tool for Alexa skills using HOME.BOT. The .BOT domain extension is part of Amazon’s strategy for the artificial intelligence market. Eligibility is currently limited to owners of published software bots. Amazon intends to utilize .BOT as a discovery tool for artificial intelligence applications. The H… Source:…



Making an offer on a domain $19.95, The counter offer Priceless

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: So a member over at Namepros posted that he paid $19.95 to make an offer through Domain Agents on the name Dispensary.best and the counter was $100,000 on his mid three figure offer. Some commenters felt that $19.95 was too much for the domain, to each their own, but my…



GoDaddy to Introduce Bidder IDs to Auctions

By Elliot Silver Following up on GoDaddy’s pledge to make its auctions more transparent, I was just notified that GoDaddy will be introducing unique bidder IDs for all bidders on GoDaddy Auctions. The plan is to implement this change following the close of auctions tomorrow, April 11th. Each bidder will be given a unique bidder…



Breaking Badness Episode 9

By Kelsey LaBelle Feeling Lucky88755 Coming up this week on Breaking Badness. Today we discuss, How to Cut Out the Middleman, A Hardcore Apple Phishing Campaign: Roaming Mantis, and Time Well Serpent. Here are… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



Joint ventures : #XYZ and #GoDaddy to give away bidder identification #domains

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: GoDaddy and XYZ are joining forces; the newly announced allocation of unique bidder identification numbers is a ground-breaking improvement at the biggest domain registrar in the world. Using the blockchain to manage user numbers for GoDaddy auctions will utilize the XYZ Registry‘s unique technology. XYZ founder, Daniel Negari,… Source: Domaining     



ICA Hosting Public Webcast on April 12

By Elliot Silver The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) will be hosting a public webcast on April 12th at 1pm EDT to share and discuss the ICA’s policy positions and interests. The webcast is open to ICA members as well as the general public interested in learning more about the ICA and the organization’s objectives. The…



Impact of the URS and Unlimited Fee Increases for Registrants in .ORG, .INFO, .BIZ and .ASIA

By George Kirikos FreeSpeech.com: I had the pleasure of having a discussion today with several members of the ICANN At-Large community, regarding the proposed contracts for .ORG, .INFO, .BIZ and .ASIA that are now out for public comment. Glenn McKnight, Jonathan Zuck and Eduardo Diaz participated, along with myself, and it was recorded (see YouTube…



Domain Data: $9.48 Million of Sales in Q1 of 2019

By James Iles NamePros.com: The prestigious DNJournal has been collecting data since 2003 and compiling it in a weekly sales report. Operated by Ron Jackson, DNJournal is one of the most credible sources for the domain name industry and has been referenced in outlets such as Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Bloomberg. Now that we…



Yinan Wang sells Neo.tv for $20,000

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Yinan Wang let me know he sold Neo.tv for $20,000, this will be the 7th highest reported .tv sale over the last two years. Yinan told me he doesn’t focus on .tv and really just focuses on .com so he thought it was a good deal and decided to sell. Congrats…



Google adds Discover data to Search Console

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Website owners can now see how much traffic they get from Discover. Google has added data from Google Discover to its Search Console. This means website owners can now see how much traffic they are getting from Discover. Discover is essentially “searchless” traffic from Google. It shows content to…



Finally GoDaddy auctions to have bidder id’s, do you feel better?

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: After asking for bidder id’s on Namepros as far back as 2015 and I kept pushing a bunch of times on Namepros and here at TLDinvestors.com, bidder id’s are finally a reality. Now of course you never fully get what you want from GoDaddy. In my opinion that’s always what you…



GoDaddy to Introduce Bidder IDs to Auctions

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Following up on GoDaddy’s pledge to make its auctions more transparent, I was just notified that GoDaddy will be introducing unique bidder IDs for all bidders on GoDaddy Auctions. The plan is to implement this change following the close of auctions tomorrow, April 11th. Each bidder will be given a unique…



Go Daddy Ups Their WordPress Game with ThemeBeans Acquisition

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I’ve been using WordPress for quite a while now, and as such, I have tried a lot of different themes over the years. In the early days of my blog I was a big fan of WooThemes, but over time they pivoted away from making themes for personal blogs like mine and…



AUCTION RECAP OF APRIL 9, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on April 9, 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 ICA is organizing a public webcast

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) is organizing a public webcast which will highlight the ICA’s policy positions and interests. The webcast is scheduled for April 12 at 1 PM EDT. Registration is now open. Among the topics ICA will cover: The possible increase in .com registration fees Pricing policy arising from…



RVRB.xyz: Former Glee Project standout dons a bold new persona in this week’s #WebsiteWednesday

By admin Gen.XYZ: RVRB.xyz – GoDaddy customer (United States) Thanks to the internet, we’re living in a golden age for independent music. Today’s inspired young musicians have professional quality tools and can leverage platforms like SoundCloud and YouTube to spread their work. However, gaining a passionate following requires more than just cat… Source: Domaining     



ICANN takes the reins again as .amazon talks fail

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: ICANN has re-involved itself in the fight over the .amazon gTLD, after Amazon and eight South American governments failed to reach agreement over the name. ICANN chair Cherine Chalaby wrote this week to the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization to inform the group that it is now ICANN that will decide whether…



Italian bank is the latest dot-brand to bow out

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Italy’s sixth-largest bank, has become the latest new gTLD owner to tell ICANN it no longer wishes to run its dot-brand. It’s the 47th new gTLD to request termination of its registry contract. The affected TLD is .bnl. ICANN has already decided not to transition the contract…



18 end user domain name sales up to £50,000

By enduser Domain Name Wire: A French fishing magazine, several tech and engineering firms and a British furniture company bought domain names last week. Sedo had some nice end user domain name sales over the past week. The top sale of FusionBank.com is still in escrow but I wonder if the buyer is the bank…



#BlackHole dot .com : Aged #domain getting lots of interest but all traffic is blackholed

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: EU-funded researchers released the first ever picture of a black hole, using the Event Horizon Telescope. The international collaboration produced a fiery, donut shaped image of the black hole, in the M87 galaxy. The supermassive black hole has a mass that is 6.5 billion times that of our sun. Meanwhile, the domain…



Reverse domain name hijacking over ActiveOwnership.com

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company filed UDRP after failing to purchase domain name. A Luxembourg company has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name ActiveOwnership.com. Active Ownership Capital S.à.rl filed the cybersquatting case with World Intellectual Property Organization. The company uses the Luxembourg country c… Source:…



.music update: I’m calling it for Costa

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Amazon has pulled out of the fight for the .music gTLD, and I’m ready to call the race. In full knowledge that this could be my “Dewey Defeats Truman” moment, it seems to me the balance of evidence right now is strongly pointing to a win for DotMusic over sole remaining…



ICA opposes Aussie domaining ban

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The Internet Commerce Association has weighed in to the debate about whether domain investing should be effectively banned in Australia’s .au ccTLD. Naturally enough, the domainer trade group opposes the ban, saying that investment is a natural part of any market, and very probably supplying the registry with millions of dollar……



Daily Domain Picks 4-10-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 4-10-19 TestPrep.com was the top close on Tuesday at $14,750. NetConnect.com a great brand imo which has a few companies using that name in other extensions closed at $6,650. Top sales/closes from yesterday: testprep.com 14,750 USD 2019-04-09 GoDaddy netconnect.com 6,650 USD 2019-04-09 DropCatch autoaway.com 3,500 … Source: Domaining…



T-Mobile gets defensive for TVision

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company registers hundreds of domains for new over-the-top service. T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) launches its over-the-top television service TVision this Sunday in select markets. In preparation for the launch, T-Mobile registered over 200 domain names as defensive registrations to keep them out the hands of detractors and cybersquatters… Source: Domaining…



ICA Hosting Public Webcast on April 12

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) will be hosting a public webcast on April 12th at 1pm EDT to share and discuss the ICA’s policy positions and interests. The webcast is open to ICA members as well as the general public interested in learning more about the ICA and the organization’s objectives….



447 Domain Discoveries for April 10th

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…



$182k in Sales on April 9th – TestPrep.com sold for $14,750 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was TestPrep.com which sold for $14,750 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 310 sales $100+ for a total of $152,288 with an average sale price of $491. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 6% in the number of sales but the total dollar…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday April 11th, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Domain Investing is truly an International business. I was exhausted yesterday because the weather is nicer than usual and the nursery is hopping. But I was closing a bunch of domain and Internet stuff and the other side of the deals were all over the world. One in Czechoslovakia, one in Singapore,…



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