Daily archives: May 9th, 2019

Who is the best registrar in the business? 2019 Edition

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: From a potential typo-trademark to a unique creative development spin / Ukrainian domain selling strategy / Purchased for $200,000 Sold for $6,500 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today! Godaddy and afternic down? – Has anyone else experienced any…



GoDaddy Auctions Message Addresses Glitch

By Elliot Silver A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a GoDaddy Auctions glitch that occurred when a network connection was lost as the time on an auction ran down. I was able to replicate the error by turning off my Internet connection shortly after placing a bid on an auction. Here’s what I…



Hostgator founder Brent Oxley just put his multi-million dollar domain portfolio on Efty

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: This morning when I logged into Twitter I saw a tweet from Domain Investor Joshua Schoen about Hostgator founder and investor Brent Oxley listing his domain portfolio on Efty. Not surprisingly, Oxley owns Oxley.com and that’s the domain he’s using for his Efty Marketplace. Here’s a look at the marketplace which he……



“Yikes” : GoDaddy Login Error

By Elliot Silver If you have been trying to log in to your GoDaddy account this afternoon (or morning) and saw an error message, it’s not just you. When I tried to log in to my GoDaddy Auctions account on my desktop this afternoon, I was shown this error message: “Yikes! Something went wrong. Please,…



How to Advertise on YouTube

By Quick Sprout Editorial In a perfect world, you’d be able to build brand awareness organically without spending a dime. But as you and I both know, the world we live in is far from perfect. There comes a time when every business needs to start running paid advertisements. However, just because you’re paying for…



How to Advertise on YouTube

By Quick Sprout Editorial In a perfect world, you’d be able to build brand awareness organically without spending a dime. But as you and I both know, the world we live in is far from perfect. There comes a time when every business needs to start running paid advertisements. However, just because you’re paying for…



The domain journey of a drone maker

By Kassey Lee TLDInvestors.com: A good domain is worth millions of dollars. This is illustrated in the recent sale of XA.com for 12 million yuan. It also tells a story of how vital domains are to the growth of a company. In 2007, Bin PENG (彭斌) and his friend were on a business trip. I…



The good, the bad and the ugly – GoDaddy 2019 Edition

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Back in 2016 we started a series here that looked at the best and worst about companies in the domain industry. Over the last 30 months a lot has changed at many companies so we are revisiting the good, the bad and the ugly. Each post will deal with just…



Tucows lost 20% of its value today

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Wall Street punishes company after disappointing Q1 results. Domain name, wireless and internet provider Tucows had a rough day. Shares in the company plunged $17.30, or 20%, to $68.75. About $180 million of value was wiped out in one day. The drop came after the company reported disappointing earnings…



Chicago.info and Opinions.org Sold for About the Same Price. Which One Was the Better Buy?

DNJournal: These two domains from our latest weekly domain sales report look to be great buys at just over $2,000 each. Which one do you like best and why? Source: Domaining     



Defunct Famous Four ordered to hand $1.5 million back to investors

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Former domain registry manager Famous Four Media has been ordered to return money to investors that was being used as insurance against its portfolio of gTLDs going out of business. In an April 18 ruling (pdf) from Gibraltar’s Supreme Court, FFM and its CEO Iain Roache are told that original investors…



GoDaddy Auctions Message Addresses Glitch

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a GoDaddy Auctions glitch that occurred when a network connection was lost as the time on an auction ran down. I was able to replicate the error by turning off my Internet connection shortly after placing a bid on an auction. Here’s what…



Poll: Should Auction Venues Share Reserve Range?

By Elliot Silver Yesterday afternoon, JE.com failed to hit its reserve price on NameJet. The high bid was $500,000, although the posted reserve price range was $500,001 – $600,000. Essentially, this meant anyone could place a $500,000 bid without any obligation to buy the domain name since the seller is not permitted to reduce the…



David Redl resigns from NTIA

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Man who gave green light to .com price increases is moving on. David Redl has abruptly resigned from his post as Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). He served just 18 months in the position. During that time he negotiated a…



“Yikes” : GoDaddy Login Error (Updated)

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: If you have been trying to log in to your GoDaddy account this afternoon (or morning) and saw an error message, it’s not just you. When I tried to log in to my GoDaddy Auctions account on my desktop this afternoon, I was shown this error message: “Yikes! Something went wrong….



Future of .io domains has become party-political issue in the UK

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The future of the Chagos Islands and therefore the longevity of .io domain names may well depend on which party holds the reins of power in the UK. The current Conservative government under Theresa May has this month rejected an international court ruling calling for the British Indian Ocean Territory —…



Former ICANN CFO joins DigitalTown, Ciacco now CEO

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: DigitalTown gets new leadership as it works on a new business plan. Former ICANN CFO Kevin Wilson has joined DigitalTown as Chief Financial Officer. He is also taking a seat on the board. Wilson was CFO of ICANN from 2007-2011. He was also the initial CFO and VP of…



#Responsibilty : Aussie banknote typo in the hands of Frank Schilling since 2004

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: If you can’t spell “responsibility” on a bank note, there’s an obvious irony right there. Australia‘s national bank failed to check its $50 AUD banknote for typographical errors, printing its text with “responsibilty” instead. The small print on the banknote is truly small, and can only be se… Source: Domaining     



Internet Drug Cartel Busted; Domain names Seized

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Photo and Pastry: Deb Squires NSA, Stolen NSA Hacking Tools, Dark Net, Drugs, Cocaine, Heroin, Fentanyl, Cannabis, Employee Perks, Quiz-Based Life Insurance, Zynerba Justice Department shuts dark web drug directory, arrests alleged owners The two men accused of running DeepDotWeb allegedly earned millions in kickbac… Source: Domaining     



AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 8, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 8, 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…



Pay Mike Mann : #Avoro .com sale is 229X the acquisition price!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Domain investor, Mike Mann, doesn’t care what your intended use is for the domains you buy from him. As long as you “pay the Mann,” you’re all good. The Domain Market founder and serial entrepreneur often shares his domain sales, achieving spectacular returns on investment. In a recent announcement, Mike Mann ……



#Davanti goes after #Davandi .com via the #UDRP process

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A tire company using the registered trademark DAVANTI in the US, filed a UDRP against the Davandi.com owners. The case could have resulted in a typical typo-squatting decision, leading to the loss of the domain by the Respondent. In this case, however, the Davandi.com registrant operates their own cycling products business in…



Daily Domain Picks 5-9-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 5-9-19 StylusMagazine.com was the top close on Wednesday at $15,250. Top sales/closes from yesterday: stylusmagazine.com 15,250 USD 2019-05-08 GoDaddy yona.com 13,688 USD 2019-05-08 NameJet econolight.com 5,227 USD 2019-05-08 GoDaddy infernosystems.com 5,000 USD 2019-05-08 Sedo qjwm.com 3,736 USD 2019-05-08 GoDaddy… Source: Domaining     



Tucows has a drop in net revenue and income

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX, TSX:TC) reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019. All figures are in U.S. dollars. Tucows first quarter 2019 results include 13 days of contribution of Ascio Technologies (“Ascio”), which the Company acquired on March 18, 2019. Net revenue for the first quarter of…



Tucows takes a short term hit but CEO Noss is optimistic

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company hits stumbling blocks in Q1. It is truly a quarter where it would be a lot easier to be private than public, but all of that makes me continually grateful for the nature of our investors. That’s what Tucows CEO Elliot Noss had to say about his company’s…



223 Domain Discoveries for May 9th

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…



Poll: Should Auction Venues Share Reserve Range?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Yesterday afternoon, JE.com failed to hit its reserve price on NameJet. The high bid was $500,000, although the posted reserve price range was $500,001 – $600,000. Essentially, this meant anyone could place a $500,000 bid without any obligation to buy the domain name since the seller is not permitted to reduce…



Apple registers Apple Pay domains under .Apple

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Is company ready to launch sites on .apple? Apple has registered three new domain names under its .apple top level domain, suggesting that it might introduce new websites or experiences using .apple. The company registered Wallet.apple, AppleCash.apple and ApplePay.apple this week. This brings the total number of domains in…



$213k in Sales on May 8th – StylusMagazine.com sold for $15,250 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was StylusMagazine.com which sold for $15,250 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 367 sales $100+ for a total of $177,456 with an average sale price of $484. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 23% in the number of sales but the total dollar…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday May 9th, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I’m a billboard expert. I can tell someone if their billboard will be a success or fail in 5 minutes of seeing it. Most fail. Primarily because they forget the purpose, the location, and the audience. They try and cram everything they can think of into the board. Even worse, they forgot…



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