Monthly archives: July, 2019

Domain name monetization

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: RaumFabrik.com sold for $11,154 / 50 Most popular prefixes and suffixes yo invest into / Brandable “Freelance” Domain Names – Budget: Up to $1,000.00 / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain … → Source: Domaining     



The Big Numbers Are Back: A Million $ Sale at Sedo and Two Others in 6 Figures Top This Week’s Chart

DNJournal: After taking a bit of a breather a week ago the domain aftermarket was flying high again this week with some big numbers at the top of the leader board. Source: Domaining     



The 1st Annual Asheville Professional Domain Investors MeetUp is now less than 24-hours away!

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Well it’s official, the 1st Annual Asheville Professional Domain Investors MeetUp kicks off in less than 24-hours. Domainers from around the world are either in airplanes now or getting onto planes soon to make their way over to one of North Carolina’s most beautiful hotels, the Omni Grove Park Inn. I know…



Reza Sardeha Shares Update Post-Rebrand

By Elliot Silver Reza Sardeha, CEO of DAN.com, shared some data from this company following its rebrand from Undeveloped, which was announced a little over a month ago. Reza’s update was made via LinkedIn, which I shared with you below: It would be great to have additional context to what Reza shared. The figures look…



MicroStrategy CEO Comments About Domain Names

By Elliot Silver MicroStrategy (MSTR on NASDAQ) held its earnings conference call on July 30, 2019. As you likely know, MicroStrategy sold Voice.com for $30 million in the second quarter of 2019. This was the largest all-cash domain name sale of all time, and it had an impact on the company’s earnings. During the conference…



Breaking Badness Episode 21: Introducing The New Security Moat

By Kelsey LaBelle Introducing The New Security Moat Coming up this week on Breaking Badness. Today we discuss: Deputy Dog, Not Reporting for Duty, Unleash the Cybers! NSA Forms Cybersecurity Directorate, and The… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



Capital One Registers Breach Related Domain Names

By Elliot Silver In the wake of the major Capital One data theft, the company appears to have registered a large swath of domain names related to the incident. From what I can see, it looks like the company, via its domain management firm MarkMonitor, began registering domain names on July 30th. My guess is…



How to Build a High-Converting FAQ Page on Your Website

By Quick Sprout Editorial FAQ pages represent a crucial component of the customer conversion funnel. Anyone who lands on this page has already identified the need for whatever you’re selling and is now entering the consideration phase of the purchase process. Your FAQ page can provide them with the information required to finalize their buying…



Fake Turkish #IQOS store leads to another #UDRP win for Philip Morris Products S.A.

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: It’s already established that Philip Morris, manufacturers of the iqos product, has been setting new UDRP records. In early June, we observed a total of 197 cases all of which Philip Morris won. It’s the last day in July, and the current total is 235 UDRP cases, with some of them involving…



A look at the top 10 new gtld sales of 2019

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Here is a look at the top ten new gtld sales so far in 2019. No extension placed more than one entry in the top ten. Free.Games The top sale was the highly publicized sale of Free.Games. Chad Wright and his WebQuest Inc sold the name for $335,000. The name…



DOMAIN INVESTOR SAVES SUAMUSICA.COM IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT

By Howard Neu NeusNews.com: On July 18, 2018, WIPO Panelist Steven Maier ordered the transfer of SUAMUSICA.COM to the Complainant, Ambi Servicos de Internet Ltda, a Brazilian Company, even though the Complainant did not have a trademark for the name. Case No. D2018-1026. Domain investor Stanley Pace, who has registered a number of Spanish and…



Record Breaking Domain Broker Jeff Gabriel Wraps Up 7-Year Run With Uniregistry

DNJournal: Domain sales giant Jeff Gabriel is closing yet another successful chapter in his remarkable career as his 7-year run with Uniregistry has come to a close. Source: Domaining     



AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 30, 2019

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



Reza Sardeha Shares Update Post-Rebrand

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Reza Sardeha, CEO of DAN.com, shared some data from this company following its rebrand from Undeveloped, which was announced a little over a month ago. Reza’s update was made via LinkedIn, which I shared with you below: It would be great to have additional context to what Reza shared. The figures…



CommunityStudio.xyz: Get inspiration for improving your community from this week’s #WebsiteWednesday

By Team XYZ Gen.XYZ: CommunityStudio.xyz – eNom customer (United States) If you’ve been searching for a more fulfilling way to spend your free time, there are few things that top giving back to the community you live in. Whether it’s by volunteering to renovate a local park or picking up trash to keep your town…



How to add more value to Whois lookup statistics

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: GoDaddy should change how it calculates Whois lookups. Now that GoDaddy has retired its old domain manager, some Domain Name Wire readers have asked how to download Whois counts for their domains. It turns out that this feature is temporarily unavailable in the new domain manager but should return…



MicroStrategy CEO Comments About Domain Names

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: MicroStrategy (MSTR on NASDAQ) held its earnings conference call on July 30, 2019. As you likely know, MicroStrategy sold Voice.com for $30 million in the second quarter of 2019. This was the largest all-cash domain name sale of all time, and it had an impact on the company’s earnings. During the…



Radix releases huge amount of premium domain data

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Radix made $1,360,865 from premium domain names in its portfolio of new gTLDs in the first half of the year, according to the company’s latest report. The company said that $522,365 of that came from new registrations — there were 619 in total — with the balance of $838,500 coming from…



Radix releases their premium sales for the first half of 2019

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Radix and advertiser here on TheDomains, released their first half report on premium sales for 2019. You can view the whole report here Here are some highlights of the report: $1.36M in revenue; at par with H2 2018 .online, .tech and .site were the highest-grossing TLDs with respect to premium…



Radix: $1.36M premium revenue in first half of 2019

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company’s premium revenue stays on track in 2019. Domain name registry Radix pulled in $1.36 million in premium revenue during the first half of 2019, almost the exact same amount it generated in the second half of last year. $0.52 million of that was from the registration of 619…



Jeffrey Gabriel leaving Uniregistry

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: After leading domain sales organization in the Cayman Islands for seven years, Gabriel is returning to the U.S. Jeffrey Gabriel is leaving Uniregistry, where he was VP of sales and helped establish the domain brokerage team. Gabriel cut his teeth in the industry at Sedo, and then went to…



Daily Domain Picks 7-31-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 7-31-19 RX.com was the big sale on Tuesday at $1million. I had a few people yesterday and this morning ask why so cheap? One person felt it was a $30 million name, another $10 million. I do think for what RX stands for $1million was a good buy….



Capital One Registers Breach Related Domain Names

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: In the wake of the major Capital One data theft, the company appears to have registered a large swath of domain names related to the incident. From what I can see, it looks like the company, via its domain management firm MarkMonitor, began registering domain names on July 30th. My guess…



#Asheville, craft #beer and #domains : It’s time to party Rick Schwartz style!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Rick Schwartz is getting ready to party with other domainers, as the 1st Annual Asheville Professional Domain Investors Meetup & Family Outing begins tomorrow. The Domain King spent the past 5 years working on a follow-up to the epic TRAFFIC conference, and he heard the calling of the Appalachian mountains. Asheville is…



179 Domain Discoveries for July 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…



$1.2m in Sales on July 30th – RX.com sold for $1,000,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was RX.com which sold for $1 million at Sedo. NameBio recorded 327 sales $100+ for a total of $1,183,135 with an average sale price of $3,618. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 10% in the number of sales but the total…



ICANN dumps the “Whois” in new Whois tool

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Of all the jargon regularly deployed in the domain name industry and ICANN community, “Whois” is probably the one requiring the least explanation. It’s self-explanatory, historically doing exactly what it says on the tin. But it’s on its way out, to be replaced by the far less user-friendly “RDAP”…. Source: Domaining…



Now auDA loses its CEO too

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The CEO of Australian ccTLD registry auDA has quit, just weeks after the organization’s chair resigned. Cameron Boardman submitted his resignation yesterday, according to a statement. Former chair Chris Leptos also quit last month, reportedly after a disagreement with Boardman. Boardman said he wants “to seek new challeng… Source: Domaining     



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday July 31st, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: . Looks like there are going to be some big changes at Uniregistry. The biggest being Jeff Gabriel announced he is leaving the big U and the Cayman Island and going back to the mainland to spend more time with his family and most likely do his own thing. Jeff is one…



This company is buying flowers (daily, for four months and counting) for the owner of the domain …

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Well here’s a new tactic. A company in Australia called Future Super, they currently have MyFutureSuper.com.au…not surprisingly, they want FutureSuper.com. After having trouble getting the domain owner to come to the table to put together a deal, they decided to change tactics. So, every day for the last four months they&… Source:…



JRU.com sold for $23,100

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Preparing (Financial) Domain Valuation Before Sale / Buying domains with strong backlink profiles – Budget: Up to $1,000.00 / Buying BrandBucket Domains – Budget: Up to $30.00 ea. / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today! USAHempClub.com – This is…



#Teleion .com : #Sedo sale delivers the perfect #domain name to #consulting firm

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Teleion Consulting has upgraded to the perfect domain name – quite literally. The Sedo sale of the domain Teleion.com gave the cyber-security and business intelligence services company the opportunity to change their domain from TeleionConsulting.com. For just $4,750 dollars, it was a perfect sale; Teleion means perfect in Gree… Source: Domaining     



NamesCon Global 2020 Announces Change in Dates for January Show in Austin, Texas

DNJournal: NamesCon Global 2020 will start three days later than originally planned to make way for a special closing day event. Source: Domaining     



Godaddy Auctions Ending 7/30

Godaddy Auctions Ending 7/30RocketMembership.com, Senvos.com, AdoptingChange.com, CoveredForLess.com, LifetimeKnives.com, WinePioneers.com Godaddy No Reserve Auctions Ending Today 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. Top Investor PicksAuction End Time: 7/30/2019 11:00…



RX.com Sold via Sedo for $1 Million

By Elliot Silver Sedo’s senior domain broker Dave Evanson reported that RX.com was sold via Sedo for $1 million. I believe Dave was the sole broker on this deal: Just sold RX .com for $1,000,000!! Congrats to buyer and seller!! — dave evanson (@SedoDaveEvanson) July 30, 2019 This million dollar sale will the the third…



Voice.com sale helps MicroStrategy turn a profit

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: By booking proceeds of Voice.com sale, Microstrategy earned a nice profit last quarter. MicroStrategy Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR) turned a profit in the second quarter of this year, but only because it sold Voice.com for $30 million. The company reported earnings this afternoon. It had net income of $20.4 million,…



NamesCon shifts dates, location detail for Austin show

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: A slight change in dates, location for domain name conference. NamesCon has pushed back the start date for its event in Austin this coming January by three days, and made a slight change to the location. The event will now run January 29-February 1, 2020. It was originally scheduled…



Sedo weekly sales led by LGV.com

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Sedo released their weekly sales and LGV.com led the way at $35,000. Definitely.com was in second place at $19,500. Online Casino is always a powerful keyword combo and this week there were two related sales. OnlineCasino.cl sold for 10,000 Euros, ($11,157) and OnlineCasino.cn sold for $4,999. 45 .com sales 21…



#Sedo sales report : #Domain names sold between 7/22/2019 – 7/28/2019 topped by LGV.com at $35000

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Sedo weekly: Top sale is that of LGV.com at $33,000 dollars. Welcome to the latest edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the days spanning July 22nd, 2019 – July 28th, 2019. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, sponsors of DomainGang. As a side note, Sedo…



Will a domain be worth a billion dollar?

By Kassey Lee TLDInvestors.com: A domain investor friend called me the other day. During our conversation, I was reminded that I once said that many domains would one day be priced in millions of dollars. So, what do I think now? Let’s talk about addresses first. In 1989, Japan-based Mitsubishi Estate invested $1.6 billion to…



You Can Now Remove GDPR Blocking at Enom and Tucows

By Elliot Silver One of the more frustrating developments over the past couple of years is GDPR. Registrars like GoDaddy, Uniregistry, and Network Solutions allowed US-based customers to opt out of the GDPR blocking for Whois records, but Enom and Tucows did not. For instance, this is how the Whois record for Philharmonic.com, a domain…



Dot .COM sightings : Tree Work Now .com #domain with an odd phone number

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: When we come across domain names in real life, that’s a “domain sighting” in the wild. For ease of classification, we keep them in two categories, dot .com domains and everything else. And yes, seeing a domain name on a car or other moving vehicle means one thing: we are stationary for…



ICANN: All your Base Agreement are belong to us

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: ICANN responds to (some) questions about why it decided to remove price controls. Earlier this month, Internet Commerce Association asked ICANN to explain its decision to remove price controls on .org domains. Cyrus Namazi, Senior Vice-President Global Domains Division, has responded (pdf). What he said is what many people…



AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 29, 2019

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



Thank you, Jeff Gabriel

By Theo Develegas Acro: Jeff Gabriel announced his departure from Uniregistry, earlier today. Those of us that were made aware of this personal decision a few days ago, are reminded of a very important mantra in life: Family comes first. Jeff’s moving back to his roots, to be closer to his family. For the past…



RX.com Sold via Sedo for $1 Million

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Sedo domain broker Dave Evanson reported that RX.com was sold via Sedo for $1 million. I believe Dave was the sole broker on this deal: Just sold RX .com for $1,000,000!! Congrats to buyer and seller!! — dave evanson (@SedoDaveEvanson) July 30, 2019 This million dollar sale will the the third…



My Time at Uniregistry — Jeffrey M. Gabriel

By Jeffrey Gabriel Uniregistry.com: Just under seven years ago, I came to the Cayman Islands where I was given the opportunity of a lifetime: to build a domain brokerage from the ground up while being supported by the greatest domainer of all time. During those seven years, we grew from four to forty salespeople, ……



MorningSave.com vs. MorningSafe.com

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: A Mediocre Corporation files a mediocre cybersquatting case. I’m often perplexed at how some UDRP Complainant lawyers argue a case. I had these thoughts again while reading a decision over the domain MorningSafe.com. A Mediocre Corporation, which operates the discount site MorningSave.com, filed a UDRP against the domain name…



Tucows offers “Whois Publicity” for domain names

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Customers can now publish their information in Whois. Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) has started allowing customers on its Enom and OpenSRS platforms to display their information publicly in Whois—as long as their reseller enables it. Called “Whois Publicity“, the new option allows registrants to include their registrant informatio… Source: Domaining…



138 Domain Discoveries for July 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…



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