Monthly archives: May, 2019

Seo-Browser.com sold for $16,750

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Parking income / How To Backorder .co.uk Domains / How to create a domain name suggestion tool / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today! Buying One Word .COM’s – Budget: Up to $50,000.00 – If you’re looking for some…



Part 1 – Traffic Test – Baseline Data

Michael Gilmour: Getting your hands around the data is paramount when it comes to working with domain traffic monetisation. I’ve had a number of readers ask me to write further about how ParkLogic conducts a traffic test and whether it really is worth all the hassle. The first thing we ask for is baseline data…



The Linton Equation: How to get a rough estimate of how many domains you’re going to sell this year

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I was talking with a new domain investor this week who asked me the question of all questions, “how many domains should I expect to sell this year?” which of course was followed by, “how much money am I really going to make doing this?” Whenever I hear this question my typical…



Celgene Files Lawsuit After It Lost a UDRP with RDNH

By Elliot Silver In February of this year, I wrote about Celgene’s UDRP filing against the CellGene.com domain name. The three member WIPO UDRP panel not only ruled against Celgene, but the panel found that the UDRP was a case of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH). The domain registrant was permitted to keep the domain…



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When Selling a Domain Name to a Startup, Ask for An Option to Invest

By Elliot Silver I think a dream scenario for a domain investor is selling a domain name to a startup, getting some equity in that startup as part of the deal, having that company turn into a billion dollar unicorn, and selling the stock for many millions of dollars. This doesn’t happen very often. For…



BrandBucket April sales data

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: BrandBucket sent out their May newsletter and released sales data for April. Removing sales over $10k, the average sale amount was $2,881. In March the average sale was $2,793. A total of 59 different sellers sold a name this month, an increase of 5 over March. A new feature this month…



Today Cannabis News From Marijuana Moments (.com)

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Cannabis, Marijuana, Opioids, Medical marijuana, Pets, Marijuana apps CBD drug interactions California Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana Purchases for Pets Advances in Congress If it passes, vets will be able to recommend cannabis after taking a course on the subject. Why Some People Freak Out on… Source:…



Celgene Files Lawsuit After It Lost a UDRP with RDNH

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: In February of this year, I wrote about Celgene’s UDRP filing against the CellGene.com domain name. The three member WIPO UDRP panel not only ruled against Celgene, but the panel found that the UDRP was a case of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH). The domain registrant was permitted to keep the…



Celgene sues to get CellGene.com after trying to reverse hijack it first

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company hires new counsel after being found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. In February of this year, pharmaceutical company Celgene (NASDAQ: CELG) was found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in its attempt to get the domain name CellGene.com. The World Intellectual Property Organization panel found…



AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 30, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 30, 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…



Big Apple dot .com sightings : #DryBar in NYC

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Domain sightings are random encounters with domain names in the real world. Emblazoned on vehicles or storefronts are domains, that we separate into two categories: dot .com, and everything else. I’m visiting New York currently, and I have the opportunity to see a whole lot of traffic and domain names. In this…



When Selling a Domain Name to a Startup, Ask for An Option to Invest

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I think a dream scenario for a domain investor is selling a domain name to a startup, getting some equity in that startup as part of the deal, having that company turn into a billion dollar unicorn, and selling the stock for many millions of dollars. This doesn’t happen very often….



Daily Domain Picks 5-31-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 5-31-19 RPO.com was the top sale on Thursday at $50,000 on Sedo. Top sales/closes from yesterday: rpo.com 50,000 USD 2019-05-30 Sedo seo-browser.com 16,750 USD 2019-05-30 GoDaddy ryn.co.uk 5,675 USD 2019-05-30 Sedo clicksure.com 5,530 USD 2019-05-30 GoDaddy monshowroom.com 4,751 USD 2019-05-30 DropCatch kfcyouhui.c… Source: Domaining     



Rick Schwartz’s Asheville Meetup – Who is going…

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Rick Schwartz is having a domain investor meetup at Asheville. See here details of the event and who is going to the “1st Annual Asheville Professional Domain Investors Meetup & Family Outing“. Date and Time: Thu, Aug 1, 2019, 7:00 PM – Sat, Aug 3, 2019, 11:30 PM EDT Location: Grove…



2728.CC, an affordable Chinese domains marketplace for the West and the East, has been launched w…

By Jijo Pappachan DN.Domains: Folks, it has been a long time since I wrote anything here. It could be attributed to slowdown in the industry. This time I am writing to you about a new Chinese domains marketplace. It is fueled from thoughts and group discussions between like minded friends of not having a VIABLE…



169 Domain Discoveries for May 31st

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…



$235k in Sales on May 30th – RPO.com sold for $50,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was RPO.com which sold for $50,000 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 304 sales $100+ for a total of $199,042 with an average sale price of $655. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 4% in the number of sales but the total dollar…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday May 31st, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Tomorrow I give a commencement speech for a local high school and I must admit, its the first speech I’ve been nervous about in a few years. I don’t really get nervous anymore because I do a live television show every week and have spoken to crowds of 1000 in the past….



New gTLDs slip again in Q1

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The number of domains registered in new gTLDs slipped again in the first quarter, but it was not as bad as it could have been. Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief, out today, reports that new gTLD domains dropped by 800,000 sequentially to end March at a round 23.0 million. It…



Second-level .au domains ARE coming soon

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Australian ccTLD manager auDA has given itself approval to start selling .au domains at the second level for the first time. auDA said today that it plans to lift its third-level-only rule in the fourth quarter this year. The date of October 1 has been penciled in, but auDA said it…



Why Aged Domains Might Be More Valuable Than New Registrations

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: New Registration Promotion for up to 20 .COM’s for $1.99 each ‘ VZN.com sold for $23,700 / Do you charge your friends: end-user, reseller, or at cost pricing? / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my … → Source: Domaining     



Verisign Q1’19 DNIB: Internet Grows to 351.8 Million Domain Name Registrations

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Verisign released their first quarter DNIB report for 2019. Notable findings in the report include: · Q1 2019 closed with approximately 351.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), a 0.9 percent increase compared to the fourth quarter of 2018 and a 5.4 pe… Source: Domaining     



No, we can not rename New gTLDs

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: New gTLDs are called New gTLDs. Period. This is the only way the industry can understand what we are talking about. All other people just calls everything “domains” or a few people call them “new domains”. Nobody knows that gtlds are Generic Top-Level Domains. I am sure there are domainers that…



Latest Verisign Quarterly Report Says Worldwide Domain Registrations Increased By 18 Million In P…

DNJournal: Verisign has released their latest Domain Name Industry Brief covering 1Q-2019. There is good news for .coms and ccTLDs and a mixed bag for new gTLDs. Source: Domaining     



Should We Rename New gTLD’s?

By James Iles NamePros.com: In 2012, ICANN started the monumental process of releasing the new class of domain extensions. This represented the largest introduction of new extensions in over two decades. As such, over 1,900 applications were submitted to ICANN, with 751 of those applications being contested. Large corporations such as Google and Amazon submitte……



This Mamar.com UDRP Sucks

By Elliot Silver A UDRP was filed against the Mamar.com domain name at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). According to a couple of Spanish to English dictionaries I checked, the word mamar means “to suckle” – as in breastfeed. The UDRP is WIPO Case D2019-1210. The UDRP was filed by an entity called Mamar…



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Andrew Allemann – Past, Present, Future

By Mike Sullivan DSAD.com: Andrew Allemann founded Domain Name Wire in 2005. According to icannwiki.org, it is the longest running blog covering the business of domain names, with some great podcast episodes as well. Additionally, he owns and/or manages a series of niche website businesses. Andrew just moved to Seattle, WA and has been a…



Andrew Allemann – Past, Present, Future

By Mike Sullivan DSAD.com: Andrew Allemann founded Domain Name Wire in 2005. According to icannwiki.org, it is the longest running blog covering the business of domain names, with some great podcast episodes as well. Additionally, he owns and/or manages a series of niche website businesses. Andrew just moved to Seattle, WA and has been a…



AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 29, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 29, 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…



AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 29, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 29, 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…



$2.5M bid on Culture.com turned out to be accidental

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Last week I wrote an article about the auction for a great one-word .COM domain – Culture.com which received a $2.5M bid on Sedo. I think Culture.com could sell for seven figures so this seemed like a great sale in the making. After I wrote my article, one of my readers followed-up…



$2.5M bid on Culture.com turned out to be accidental

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Last week I wrote an article about the auction for a great one-word .COM domain – Culture.com which received a $2.5M bid on Sedo. I think Culture.com could sell for seven figures so this seemed like a great sale in the making. After I wrote my article, one of my readers followed-up…



The end of the text ad

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Google Adsense continues to move away from text-only ads. Is the Google Adsense text-only ad about to die? Google sent an email to Adsense publishers today detailing some changes to its ads. It says: We’re moving towards richer ad formats, phasing out text-only and display-only ad units to further…



This Mamar.com UDRP Sucks

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: A UDRP was filed against the Mamar.com domain name at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). According to a couple of Spanish to English dictionaries I checked, the word mamar means “to suckle” – as in breastfeed. The UDRP is WIPO Case D2019-1210. The UDRP was filed by an entity called…



Tutorial: How to create a domain name suggestion tool

By Alvin Brown Domain Name Wire: Alvin Brown provides a tutorial on how to create a personalized domain name suggestion tool using GoDaddy’s API. It’s been a while since my last tutorial spotlighting the use of GoDaddy’s API to retrieve a list of domains associated with your GoDaddy account. Today’s tutorial aims to help create…



UK registrars angry with Nominet

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: More than 15 UK registrars are angry with Nominet’s proposed .uk right of registration (ROR) release process planned for 1st July – 5th July 2019. Over 3 million remaining .uk rights are set to be released over the coming few weeks and so far and the registrars think the whole process…



171 Domain Discoveries for May 30th

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…



$255k in Sales on May 29th – BusinessFirst.com sold for $42,700 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was BusinessFirst.com which sold for $42,700 at NameJet. NameBio recorded 292 sales $100+ for a total of $225,538 with an average sale price of $772. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 13% in the number of sales but the total dollar…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday May 29th, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I’m headed to go climb Mt. Baker with my daughter in a few weeks and there has been some news recently about all the people dying on Mt. Everest. In no way am I comparing little Baker to Everest but I can give you an inside opinion from someone that considers endurance…



Daily Domain Picks 5-30-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 5-30-19 BusinessFirst.com was the top close on Wednesday at $42,700. A lot of action yesterday. VZN.com closed at $23,700 and a 4L.org closed at $22,000. Then there was Kind.app selling for $10,000. Top sales/closes from yesterday: businessfirst.com 42,700 USD 2019-05-29 NameJet vzn.com 23,700 USD 2019-05-29 NameJe… Source: Domaining…



.icu gets China nod as it tops 900,000 regs

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Chinese regulators have approved .icu for sale and use in China, according to the registry. ShortDot COO Kevin Kopas told DI today that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has approved its year-old gTLD for mainland use. The company plans to launch .icu there formally June 12, he said. Kopas…



.Lease Showcase and Discussion – Share your .lease domains

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: What’s holding back demand for New gTLD’s is… / SnoringCenter.com sold for $9,200 / The best way to buy a domain portfolio / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today! Looking for 4 Letter .com – Dictionary word – Budget:…



TechRadar lists their top registrars for 2019

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: While we have a big poll running on Namepros for the title of top registrar in the business for 2019, the folks over at TechRadar put together their list. 1. Domain.com 2. GoDaddy 3. Hover 4. Dynadot 5. Google Domains 6. Namecheap I am not sure I love their breakdown,…



Free.Games Tops This Week’s Chart After Changing Hands for Big Bucks in Year’s Biggest Non .Com S…

DNJournal: Last year four reported new gTLD sales reached six figures. With this year almost half over none have been reported at that level – until now. Details in our new weekly sales report. Source: Domaining     



UDRP Filed Against ABC.net

By Elliot Silver I was just made aware of a mind boggling UDRP filing. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has filed a UDRP for the ABC.net domain name. The filing was made at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and it is WIPO Case D2019-1181. ABC.net was created in 1995. It was probably one of the…



What the heck is SSL and why is it more important than ever now?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Ah SSL, it was once an obscure term known only by developers and sys admins, now – everyone knows it…or do they? Well I think most people’s definition of SSL is something like “the thing that puts the green box in the browser window.” While this is true, there’s a bit more…



Inside the Murky World of HMRC Phishing Campaigns

By Corin Imai DomainTools identifies malicious campaigns targeting HMRC and other organizations with the intent of capturing PII When people in the UK think of phishing scams, there’s a fair chance that the… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



Godaddy No Reserve Auctions Ending 5/29

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