Daily archives: June 10th, 2019

What % of your profit do you put back into your portfolio

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Here’s a question that has an answer that changes over time – what % of your profit do you put back into your portfolio? Of course, I can’t ask a question without answering it myself, because honestly, who does that? So here’s my answer. Years ago I put ~80% of my profit…



Share and discuss .farm domains

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: The floor values of NNNN.net and LNN.com / How many .COMs do you hold at the moment? / BlueOrca.com sold for $2,800 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today! OilFed.com – This is an interesting domain asset. Maybe “Oil…



DomainSherpa Review – June 10: Rockefeller.org, BluWireless.com, Shaman.org

By DomainSherpa DomainSherpa.com: What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names? In this show: • We learn what the Sherpas bought or sold recently: Rockefeller.org, BluWireless.com, Shaman.org • An investor’s portfolio is appraised: EmergingArtists.com, 1800Bowling.com, Photoramic.com… • Get your bids in soon for Audio.c… Source: Domaining     



Godaddy No Reserve Auctions Ending 6/10

96 Godaddy No Reserve Auctions Ending 6/10BoostMobility.com, BudgetGurus.com, GuardianRestore.com, EncoreTransport.com, PurchaseBonus.com<!– No Reserve Auctions Ending Soon DropEngine takes an algorithmic approach to drop capturing domains that have a high probability of resale. Take the guess work out of domain investing and build your portfolio the smart way with DropEngine.com. View All Investor Auctions <!– –>…



Hardest Question: What Are Your 3 Best Domain Names?

By Elliot Silver Last week on Twitter, Rick Schwartz shared a video discussing the hardest question for a domain investor to answer: What Are Your 3 Best Domain Names? Rick’s domainer quiz. The single question that over 90% of #domainers cannot answer. It’s the first question I ask and it’s the hardest question for a…



CloudPay.com closes at $31,612

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: There have been some solid domains that expired lately on GoDaddy. BlueDot.com which closed at $33,100, 3196.com which still has days to go and jumped to $27,500 in the first few hours. I especially liked CloudPay.com which just closed at $31,612. This was a Name.com name, not GoDaddy. Cloud and Pay…



.Gondola? SNL Skit Uses “New” Extension

By Elliot Silver There are hundreds of new gTLD domain name extensions, but .Gondola is certainly not one of them (yet). Chris Sheridan noticed that Saturday Night Live shared a fictitious .Gondola domain name in a recent skit featuring Adam Sandler: Was watching #SNL Romano Tours skit. Check out the domain name…somebody apply for .gondola…



“I don’t buy from domainers on principle”

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: To buy, or not to buy, that is the question. So the headline here comes from an email a reader sent me about an exchange they had with an end user. The reader sent a targeted email to just one person, asking them if they would be interested in the…



You can’t list #domain names for sale at #DropCatch, unless you’re very special

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The majority of the DropCatch auctions are domains that dropped. DropCatch.com, however, auctions off domains that belong to private sellers, just like some other venues such as NameJet. Can you, as a private domain investor, list and sell your domain portfolio through DropCatch? We had no idea, so had to ask, and…



The hilarious “GFY” message at MarTech.com

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: The owners of MarTech.com put up with lots of purchase inquiries and misdirected email. Earlier today I wrote about how Third Door Media is suing rival ClickZ over its use of the term MarTech. A Domain Name Wire reader pointed out that neither company owns MarTech.com. Indeed, it appears…



Poll: If Reserve Not Met, Do You Reach Out to Owner?

By Elliot Silver Having a reserve price on a domain name auction can reduce the risk of underselling a domain name for domain registrants. From what I can see, more and more domain names with reserve prices are coming up for sale on NameJet and other auction platforms. I am curious if domain investors reach…



Logan and Krista : Recent #domain name sales with a great return on #investment!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Domain investors such as Logan Flatt and Krista Gable share one thing in common: they follow their gut feeling, when it comes down to domain name acquisitions. Both Logan and Krista went against the flow and the advice dished out by the domain “mob,” opting instead to register, acquire or hold onto…



Uniregistry releases domain data: $50 million sales last year

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Domain marketplace releases a treasure trove of data from the past three years. Domain name marketplace Uniregistry has released detailed data on its domain name sales between 2016-2018. The company brokered 5,445 domains for a total of $50.1 million last year, up from $38.9 million in 2017. (The 2018…



Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed: PlayWell.com, Intys.com & more…

By Travis M. DSAD.com: The screenshots below are examples of buyers of domains from the past few months that have either developed their sites, or purchased an upgrade domain and have redirected their acquisition to an existing website. PlayWell.com sold for $9,500 on Sedo. The domain now redirects to hape.com – a Canadian company that…



Third Door Media sues ClickZ over MarTech name

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Online marketing publisher sues a competitor over use of “MarTech.” Third Door Media, the publisher of Search Engine Land and producer of marketing conferences such as SMX, has sued rival publisher ClickZ for trademark infringement. ClickZ is part of the same company that owns Search Engine Watch. The dispute…



Uniregistry Brokerage Boasts Impressive 2016-2018 Sales

By Jamie Zoch Uniregistry.com: Uni Brokerage Domain Name Sales Data between 2016-2018. Source: Domaining     



Using dotDB in domain research

By Kassey Lee TLDInvestors.com: I’m a garbage miner. Everyday, I go to the garbage dump of expiring domains to try to find one tiny nugget of ‘gold’. While this is fun, I can’t do it without tools. Recently, I was given a complimentary membership to try a tool called dotDB. So, today I’ll talk about…



AUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 9, 2019

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



Why dotCOM Domains Aren’t Cheap: Call-to-Action TV Ad Spending

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Call-to-action domain names are game changers Apple’s website gives mixed messages about Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR ship date It’s coming this fall — or maybe September — depending on where you click. About.com Rebrands as DotDash.com Neil Vogel spoke about his success rebranding an age-old…



Hardest Question: What Are Your 3 Best Domain Names?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Last week on Twitter, Rick Schwartz shared a video discussing the hardest question for a domain investor to answer: What Are Your 3 Best Domain Names? Rick’s domainer quiz. The single question that over 90% of #domainers cannot answer. It’s the first question I ask and it’s the hardest question for…



Weekly Domain Name Sales May 1 – 7, 2019

By Bob Hawkes NameTalent.com: The brisk pace of domain sales continued this week with more than 300 domain sales every day but one in the reporting period (and that one had 298). There were 30 or more sales above $1000 on 6 of the seven days, and 2 days had 40 or more sales above…



May’s top stories: Intuit, Uber and RDNH

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Here’s a look back at the stories that got the much pageviews on Domain Name Wire last month, as well as links to listen to the podcasts. 1. F**K Intuit, says Intuit – It’s been a difficult few months for Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU), maker of TurboTax. It has been…



.Gondola? SNL Skit Uses “New” Extension

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: There are hundreds of new gTLD domain name extensions, but .Gondola is certainly not one of them (yet). Chris Sheridan noticed that Saturday Night Live shared a fictitious .Gondola domain name in a recent skit featuring Adam Sandler: Was watching #SNL Romano Tours skit. Check out the domain name…somebody apply for…



This latest Chinese bubble could deflate ccTLD growth

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: With many ccTLD operators recently reporting stagnant growth or shrinkage, one registry has performed stunningly well over the last year. Sadly, it bears the hallmarks of another speculative bubble originating in China. Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief reported that ccTLDs, excluding the never-shrinking anomaly that… Source: Domaining     



Dodgy registrars could be banned from .org promotions

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The worse a registrar is at tackling abuse, the more likely it is to be excluded from promotions in the .org space, according to a new policy from Public Interest Registry. The .org registry said today that it is introducing a new “Quality Performance Index” to rate its registrars according to…



#Smokeless tobacco #domains : Philip Morris is probably the most active #UDRP Complainant in #WIP…

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A few months ago we took note of how active Philip Morris has been at the WIPO and NAF, filing UDRP cases against domains infringing on their super valuable trademarks. The tobacco and smokeless products company has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in its IQOS and HEET brands, and it has…



Poll: If Reserve Not Met, Do You Reach Out to Owner?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Having a reserve price on a domain name auction can reduce the risk of underselling a domain name for domain registrants. From what I can see, more and more domain names with reserve prices are coming up for sale on NameJet and other auction platforms. I am curious if domain investors…



Daily Domain Picks 6-10-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 6-10-19 IVRS.com was the top close on Sunday at $4,050. Outtlook.com closed at $2,607 on DropCatch, I am not sure I would want to spend that much on a typo where Microsoft might come after the domain. Top sales/closes from yesterday: ivrs.com 4,050 USD 2019-06-09 DropCatch blueorca.com 2,800…



Verisign thwarts cyberattack by taking down typo domain name

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Court grants temporary restraining order against domain mimicking VerisignDNS.com. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN), the registry for .com domain names, has successfully taken down the domain name VerisignNNS.com, which it says was about to be used in a cyber attack on internet infrastructure. A court granted a temporary restraining order aga……



190 Domain Discoveries for June 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…



$150k in Sales on June 9th – IVRS.com sold for $4,050 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: DropCatch had the top three sales yesterday led by IVRS.com which sold for $4,050. NameBio recorded 263 sales $100+ for a total of $120,410 with an average sale price of $458. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 8% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday June 10th, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: When the Internet came about my goal was always to build an asset that I could sell. Problem was the only thing I had time to build was an asset built around me. I wrote in my style. Had one employee, me, and everything revolved around me. It’s kind of hard to…



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