Daily archives: April 11th, 2019

To self lander or not to self lander…

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Domain Battle Round #6 – Thunderdome Contest / Dubai.app Sold for $10,000 / Rehab.tv sold for $9,000! / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Neo.tv sold for $20,000! – Wow! … → Source: Domaining     



Constantine Roussos and DotMusic win the rights to .Music domains!!!

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: DotMusic Limited managed to win the exclusive rights to the .music extension and domain names outbidding 2 giants: Google and Amazon. There were originally 8 competitive applications in contention. The contention was resolved a few days back in a private auction between the 8 parties. No details of the auction came…



Constantine Roussos Announces .Music Win

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Yesterday morning, Kevin Murphy from Domain Incite predicted that Constantine Roussos’ company (DotMusic) would prevail in the application to operate the .Music domain registry. “it seems to me the balance of evidence right now is strongly pointing to a win for DotMusic over sole remaining rival bidder MMX,” Kevin w… Source:…



Musk: “Far More Dangerous Than Nukes” — “An Immortal Dictator From Which We Can Never Escape”

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: The United States is woefully unprepared for an AI future. FRAGER FACTOR: SUNDAY, JUNE 05, 2016: “Tech moguls declare era of artificial intelligence; Bionic Leaf Can Convert Sunlight Into Fuel, 1984 and AI in 2016: Google voice search is recording conversations people have around their homes; Facial Recognition…



GoDaddy Testing Outbound Marketing of Domain Names

By Elliot Silver Several weeks ago, I saw that Jebidiah Burnett had left Donuts to pursue other domain industry opportunities. Jebidiah has also worked with the new gTLD domain names at Rightside and eNom. Yesterday afternoon, I learned that Jebidiah was hired by GoDaddy to do outbound marketing on the company’s NameFind domain portfolio as…



34 Content Marketing Tips Every Marketer Needs To Know

By Quick Sprout Editorial Creating a content marketing strategy isn’t as easy as it may seem. You can’t just throw hundreds of articles up on the web and expect them magically to rank well on Google. Yes, understanding that you should be leveraging content marketing is the right first step, but before you launch your…



35 Content Marketing Lessons Learned

By Quick Sprout Editorial Not everyone will have to solve a specific problem for their content marketing, but most companies will. You can often learn methods to make your current or prospective content marketing more effective. The way to achieve this is to study other people who have successfully used content marketing to grow their…



Lumis #domain newsletter : Taste the Astounding Wind in Motion – all .COM

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Lumis has dispatched its latest domain newsletter, with several top tier domain names available through the brokerage. Typical for single word, dictionary domains, these domains arrive with an asking price in the thousands of dollars. Here’s the list of domains exclusively under brokerage by Lumis.com, co-founded by brothers Ho… Source: Domaining     



Australian Entrepreneurs Up in Arms Over Proposed Rules That Could Ban .AU Domain Investing

DNJournal: Domainers in Australia are sounding a red alert as new rules being considered by AuDA could lead to a ban on domain investing. Source: Domaining     



Cowboys.com : No longer a banned #domain name at Google

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Cowboys.com, a premium, aged domain with a long negotiation history, is no longer penalized by Google. Years after it was acquired by a group of domain investors that included Rick Schwartz and Sahar Sarid, the $370,000 dollar acquisition dropped off the face of Google. Perhaps it was the bad approach to domain…



Poll: Are You Attending NamesCon Europe?

By Elliot Silver NamesCon Europe is coming up in a little more than two months. The conference will be held in Cascais, Portugal, which is a short trip from the capital of Lisbon. NamesCon Europe takes place this year from June 20-22, 2019. I would say I am 95% committed to attending this NamesCon event….



Out of all .COM domains registered, how many are owned by Domain Investors?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I had an interesting conversation earlier this week and was asked a question that I didn’t know the answer to…but wish that I did. The question was, as the title of the post already gave away, out of all the .COM domains registered, how many are owned by Domainers/Domain Investors/Speculators? There was…



Financial Calamities: Blessing or Curse for Domainers?

By Andrei Domaining Tips: I don’t particularly enjoy sharing personal experiences… but I’ll do it in this case. The Great Recession was a life-altering phenomenon in my case, first in a traumatically awful way but ultimately in a game-changing good one. I was (very) young and sitting on a decent pile of profits that I…



GoDaddy Testing Outbound Marketing of Domain Names

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Several weeks ago, I saw that Jebidiah Burnett had left Donuts to pursue other domain industry opportunities. Jebidiah has also worked with the new gTLD domain names at Rightside and eNom. Yesterday afternoon, I learned that Jebidiah was hired by GoDaddy to do outbound marketing on the company’s NameFind domain portfolio…



English domains becoming a trend in China?

By Kassey Lee TLDInvestors.com: The other day I read a small announcement in Chinese financial news, which got me thinking about whether there is a trend of Chinese startups using English-based brands/domains. The announcement was about a Beijing-based financial service provider called NewBanker. The startup was founded only in June, 2017 but has already received…



Rick Schwartz reveals domain name purchase prices from the 1990’s

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Rick Schwartz revealed on Twitter some of his domain name purchase prices from the 1990’s. He started by saying that domain name acquisition cost has nothing to do with sales price, something that I completely agree with: “I have no issues publishing prices I paid for my #domainnames. Most think it…



AUCTION RECAP OF APRIL 10, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on April 10, 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…



Tambour Ltd filed complaint that was “bound to fail”

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Paint company files abusive cybersquatting complaint. An Israeli paint company has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Tambour.com. Tambour is a dictionary word in French that means ‘drum’. Tambour Ltd uses the domain name Tambour.co.il. The paint company reached out to…



#Uniregistry : Exclusive broker of the existing FMA #domain portfolio

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The premium domain portfolio of Future Media Architects is being brokered exclusively by Uniregistry. Between 2014 and 2018, FMA sold approximately $24 million dollars worth of domain names. According to a now adjudicated lawsuit brought forth by the co-founder and sister to Elequa, Shareefah Khalid Alghanim, only $9 million of these… Source:…



Coinbase successfully defends domain name in cybersquatting dispute

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: A French payments firm took issue with the cryptocurrency trading platform registering CB.markets. Cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase has successfully defended the domain name CB.markets in a cybersquatting dispute. French payments company Groupement des cartes bancaires filed the complaint under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute… Source: Domaining     



Poll: Are You Attending NamesCon Europe?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: NamesCon Europe is coming up in a little more than two months. The conference will be held in Cascais, Portugal, which is a short trip from the capital of Lisbon. NamesCon Europe takes place this year from June 20-22, 2019. I would say I am 95% committed to attending this NamesCon…



Daily Domain Picks 4-11-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 4-11-19 Blive.com was the top close on Wednesday at $13,250. Dubai.app sold for $10,000 on Sedo. Top sales/closes from yesterday: blive.com 13,250 USD 2019-04-10 GoDaddy dubai.app 10,000 USD 2019-04-10 Sedo kik.ro 4,511 USD 2019-04-10 Sedo no-spec.com 4,462 USD 2019-04-10 GoDaddy mediainc.com 3,550 USD 2019-04-10 G… Source: Domaining     



.Com slips at GoDaddy

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Expirations outpaced new registrations at GoDaddy in December. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers December 2018. Something interesting happened in December: GoDaddy’s .com domains under management (DUMs) dropped. I’v… Source: Domaining     



162 Domain Discoveries for April 11th

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…



$189k in Sales on April 10th – BLive.com sold for $13,250 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: GoDaddy had the top sale of the day for two days in a row, this time it was BLive.com which sold for $13,250. NameBio recorded 291 sales $100+ for a total of $150,556 with an average sale price of $517. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 6%…



ICA Comment Letter Regarding Proposed Renewal of the .org Registry Agreement

By Kamila Sekiewicz Internet Commerce Association: ICANN has recently announced that it intends to eliminate price caps on .org domains in the new registry contract. Under the new terms, the registry could increase prices on registrations to an unlimited amount, provided that they give advance notice. ICANN also preemptively added URS (Uniform Rapid Suspension) to…



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

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: You want Godaddy’s auction data? It’s here every single day. Travis tracks anything that is on this list and posts the results sodomain investors can learn. Yes its only names on the list but at the time I write it includes everything with a bid. Sure its not complete and it’s not…



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