Daily archives: May 7th, 2019

When a potential buyer claims they can’t afford your domain asset

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: City Name Domains – For Lease Discussion / Domain income generating strategy / Invariant.net sold for $9,000 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today! Contacting big companies – Are you an outbounder? How do you identify the decision maker…



When a potential buyer claims they can’t afford your domain asset

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: City Name Domains – For Lease Discussion / Domain income generating strategy / Invariant.net sold for $9,000 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today! Contacting big companies – Are you an outbounder? How do you identify the decision maker…



The Other Take Away from Close.com Sale

By Elliot Silver As you may have heard, a company called Close acquired the Close.com domain name after operating on Close.io since its inception. The company detailed how it acquired Close.com in a blog post, and I shared some of my thoughts about the company’s acquisition of Close.com. I think there was one additional valuable…



Sedo Removes Minimum Sales Fee & Lowers Minimum Bid Requirements for the Rest of 2019

DNJournal: Sedo has just made flipping domains at the lower end of the price spectrum a much less expensive sales strategy. Source: Domaining     



Uniregistry Looking to Hire Domain Broker

By Elliot Silver Uniregistry is looking to hire a domain broker. The company posted a job opportunity on LinkedIn and is seeking to hire an Inside Sales Representative on its Domain Brokerage team. This domain broker job will be based out of the company’s Grand Cayman office, and a relocation package is offered to all…



#Sedo sales report : #Domain names sold between 4/29/2019 – 5/5/2019 topped by Centric.com at $46000

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Welcome to the latest edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the days spanning April 22th, 2019 – April 28th, 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…



Sedo weekly sales led by Centric.com

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Sedo released their weekly sales and Centric.com led the way at $46,000. itJobs.kr came in second at $37,500. 35 .com sales 17 cctld sales 6 other tld sales Ada.shop sold for $2,800 Domain name . Price Currency .COMs centric.com 46,000 USD palacio.com 12,500 EUR choosepower.com 10,000 USD coinxchange.com 9,900 [……



Dot .inc chose to demean #domain investors by calling them “cybersquatters”

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Today we received a press release from NameCheap, informing us of their relationship with the dot .inc Registry. Every domain Registry faces an uphill battle of its own, against a large number of other available options, including the almighty dot .com. We support all gTLDs and TLDs, even the most obscure and…



Namecheap CEO Personally Responds to Criticism via Twitter

By Elliot Silver Namecheap is one of the largest domain name registrars with more than ten million domain names under management. The company boasts an active Twitter account, which is quite engaged with its customers. Namecheap CEO and founder Richard Kirkendall also engages with Namecheap customers, and I was impressed by the way he responded…



The Other Take Away from Close.com Sale

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: As you may have heard, a company called Close acquired the Close.com domain name after operating on Close.io since its inception. The company detailed how it acquired Close.com in a blog post, and I shared some of my thoughts about the company’s acquisition of Close.com. I think there was one additional…



.Inc domain tops 500 registrations

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Expensive domain finds buyers. The .Inc top level domain name has crossed 500 registrations after getting 237 registrations in the first hour of general availability today. While this wouldn’t be noteworthy for most top level domain launches, .Inc domains have a wholesale price of $2,000. Over 270 domains were…



ICANN to host first-ever high-stakes dot-brand auction

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Two companies that own trademark rights to the same brand are to fight it out at an ICANN auction for the first time. Germany-based Merck Group will fight it out for .merck with American rival Merck & Co at an auction scheduled to take place July 17. Because it’s an ICANN…



AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 6, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 6, 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…



Increasing The Cost of Doing Business by $2k/yr Starts Today With .INC Domains

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: PALM BEACH – Get ready for a whole new batch of opportunity to boost your entrepreneurial spirits as you’re not going to be able to contain your excitement – or keep your wallet in your pocket when I tell you about this new exciting development just announced today by the .INC…



Celebrating a $2,000 a year domain registration?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: So there is an article out today on Forbes written by Dan Pontefract Mr. Pontefract is the CEO of The Pontefract Group, a company that helps people become better at leadership. A best-selling author of OPEN TO THINK, THE PURPOSE EFFECT & FLAT ARMY. So he starts off talking about…



Uniregistry Looking to Hire Domain Broker

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Uniregistry is looking to hire a domain broker. The company posted a job opportunity on LinkedIn and is seeking to hire a Inside Sales Representative on its Domain Brokerage team. This domain broker job will be based out of the company’s Grand Cayman office, and a relocation package is offered to…



Latest #domain acquisitions by James Booth and BQDN

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: James Booth, founder of BQDN, has been very active with domain sales and acquisitions. We covered James’s spectacular activity with premium domains last week, and it’s time for some big news regarding new domains ending up in his possession. The hyperactive Briton acquired the following domains in recent days: NMA.com … Source:…



Dead dot-brands hit 50

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Two more dot-brands are on their way out, bringing the total to fall on their swords to date to a nice round 50. Both of the new departures appear to be brands belonging to the Saudi telecommunications company Etihad Etisalat, which does business as Mobily and has annual revenue approaching $1.8…



ICANN: Party like it is 1998

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the locations for two of the 2021 ICANN Public Meetings. Cancún, Mexico, will host ICANN70 from 20-25 March 2021. The Community Forum will be held at the Cancun International Convention Center (CICC). The Hague, Netherlands will host ICANN71 which will take…



U.S. digital advertising surpasses $100 billion for the first time ever

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Digital advertising in the U.S. surpassed the $100 billion mark for the first time ever. This report comes from IAB, the Internet Advertising Revenue Report was Conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). Mobile took the lion’s share of ad revenue for the third year in a row. Anthony Ha over at TechCrunch…



Domain Investing News for the week of April 29th, 2019

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Hello, happy Tuesday, and welcome to my weekly Domain Investing news roundup here on MorganLinton.com. You’ll notice I’ve been changing the day that I write this post. I’m experimenting with different days and times and then letting the analytics tell me when to land this post for it’s regular weekly spot. I…



Turkish government takes over ccTLD

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Turkey’s ccTLD has been transferred into government hands. ICANN’s board of directors at the weekend formally approved a redelegation request from the country to its IANA division. The new official ccTLD manager is Bilgi Teknolojileri ve İletişim Kurumu (BTK), which translates as Information and Communication Technologies… Source: Domaining     



Pricey .inc does quite well in sunrise

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The new gTLD .inc, which goes into general availability today, had a better-than-average number of sales in its sunrise period. Intercap Registry, which runs .inc, said today that it had “over 270” sunrise registrations. It’s not a massive amount, but it’s probably enough to put the TLD into the top 50…



When Trump called my cellphone to say.. a) decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms.. b) time’s running…

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Millionaire millennials, Bitcoin, Hallucinogenic mushrooms, Windmills won’t kill you, but 5G will “Hello, Bob”: When President Trump called my cellphone to say that the health-care bill was dead The Race to Acquire One Bitcoin: Time’s Running Out PROMINENT BIOCHEMISTRY PROFESSO… Source: Domaining     



ICANN plans return to Cancun in 2021

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: ICANN has named the locations of two of its 2021 public meetings. Notably, it will return to Cancun, Mexico, in the March for ICANN 70, just one year after hosting ICANN 67 there. In both years, the dates appear to coincide with some US universities’ “Spring Break” academic holiday, which sees…



These five TLDs contain 80% of all child abuse images

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Online child abuse watchdog the Internet Watch Foundation has released its 2018 annual report, and it fingers the five TLDs that host four in five cases of sexual abuse images and videos. The TLDs in question are Verisign’s .com and .net, Neustar’s repurposed Colombian ccTLD .co, Russia’s .ru and Tonga’s .to….



Last chance to weigh in on .Biz domain price increases

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Comment period ends next week. People paid a lot of attention to ICANN’s proposal to remove price caps on .Org domain names. Some paid attention to .info. Now is your last chance to weigh in on ICANN’s proposal to remove price restrictions on .Biz domain names. If ICANN moves…



Google Promotes Alternative Uniregistry URL in Keyword Planner “How To” Video

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: PALM BEACH – Google is a massive giant in promoting things – and it looks like they’ve decided to include some interesting advertising for Uniregistry in one of their search advertising videos called “Get Started with Google Ads: Pick The Right Keywords”, a how-to video about setting up your Google Ads….



PIR says it has no plans to raise .org prices

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Public Interest Registry claims it has no plans to raise its wholesale fee for .org domains, in the face of outrage from domainers and non-profits. Under a proposed renegotiated contract with ICANN, price caps that have limited PIR to a 10% price increase every year would be removed. But in a…



Daily Domain Picks 5-7-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 5-7-19 CinemaNow.com was the top close on Monday at $23,500. .AI had a strong day of sales, Tech.ai was the top sale at $8,924. Top sales/closes from yesterday: cinemanow.com 23,500 USD 2019-05-06 GoDaddy invariant.net 9,000 USD 2019-05-06 Sedo tech.ai 8,924 USD 2019-05-06 Whois.ai madeinusa.org 8,500 USD 2019-05-0… Source:…



#SumValley .com : John Berryhill defends Texas business with #domain UDRP

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The business owner of Sum Valley LLC, a Texas corporation formed to deliver tax-related services, was probably surprised when Sinclair Finance Company claimed it infringes on their SUN VALLEY mark. The Respondent was represented by attorney John Berryhill, who pointed out that the domain SumValley.com is not a misspelling or a typo,…



Please spend 5 minutes to send an email to ICANN about the .asia price increase!

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Please spend 5 minutes TODAY to send an email to ICANN about opposing the .asia domain name price increase! This is the email address to use: comments-asia-renewal-27mar19@icann.org You just send a simple email saying you oppose the price increase and add whatever comments you may also have. The direct link to…



.CLUB to let brands block “trillions” of domains for $2,000

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: .CLUB Domains has launched a service for trademark owners that will enable them to block an essentially infinite number of potential cybersquats for a $2,000 payment every three years. But the restrictions in place to avoid false positives mean that some of the world’s most recognizable brands would not be eligible…



171 Domain Discoveries for May 7th

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…



Namecheap CEO Personally Responds to Criticism via Twitter

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Namecheap is one of the largest domain name registrars with more than ten million domain names under management. The company boasts an active Twitter account, which is quite engaged with its customers. Namecheap CEO and founder Richard Kirkendall also engages with Namecheap customers, and I was impressed by the way he…



$291k in Sales on May 6th – CinemaNow.com sold for $23,500 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: GoDaddy had the top sale of the day for four days in a row, this time it was CinemaNow.com which sold for $23,500. NameBio recorded 370 sales $100+ for a total of $260,871 with an average sale price of $705. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 23%…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, May 7th

By Josh E DSAD.com: Happy belated 5th of May, I was at work and was not able to drink any cerveza. Not only is it the only day of the year that we say in Spanish, but it’s also my sisters birthday. I know she won’t see this because I pretty sure she still doesn’t…



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