Month: August 2019

The difference between good and bad domain metrics

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: USHI.com sold for $7,858 / Defining cyberSquatting / Share your best “REIT” (Real Estate Investment Trust) domain / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying CYCV.COM / CVCY.COM’s – … → Source: Domaining     



New data released shows that most newly registered .TO domain names pose danger to users

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article about a study that Unit 42 did on newly registered domains. Yesterday I stumbled on another article about two more studies, also talking about newly registered domains, and like the title of the post says – with similar findings. According to 2 reports…



AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 30, 2019

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



TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 8/31/2019

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 8/31/2019. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave … → Source: Domaining     



215 Domain Discoveries for August 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…



$191k in Sales on August 30th – TAndA.com sold for $11,900 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was TAndA.com which sold for $11,900 at NameJet. NameBio recorded 272 sales $100+ for a total of $159,636 with an average sale price of $587. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 9% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, August 31st

By Josh E DSAD.com: I think I need a root canal on the very back tooth, opposite the one I had last year. It’s like my very back teeth suck and should have been pulled out with my wisdom teeth when I was a kid. This all started tonight while sitting here putting the list…



Herbs.cx purchased for $22 and flipped in 3 weeks for $300

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Volunteer.org sold for $15,000 / Should the second highest bidder pay if the highest bidder didn’t pay? / Using a domain purchase price to estimate resell value / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Looking for Expiring/Unwanted Aged Domains…



Could a PI Help Find a Domain Registrant?

By Elliot Silver One of my favorite domain names I own is Sleuth.com. I have received numerous inquiries to buy the domain name, and several have come from private investigators and operators of investigation-based businesses. I received an inquiry to buy Sleuth.com this morning, and it got me thinking about the business of private investigations…



Domain Investing News Recap for the week of August 26th 2019

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Hello, happy Friday, and welcome to my weekly Domain Investing news roundup. I know you’re all probably are itching to start the three day weekend so I’ll hold off from writing some long drawn out stream of conscious here. Let’s just get to the news so you can get to your well-deserved…



Vote now – Selling a domain name you don’t own fair or foul?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: So a debate is starting to stir on a topic I wrote about back in 2015. Selling A Domain Name You Don’t Own – Cool or Not Cool ? My article was sparked by a post written on AntiCareer.com. There was a blog post by AntiCareer.com which talked about buying…



Review: Latest Version of GoDaddy’s Domain Investor App

By Alvin Brown TLDInvestors.com: The post Review: Latest Version of GoDaddy’s Domain Investor App appeared first on TLD Investors. Source: Domaining     



Poll: Will NorthDakota.com Sell in Auction?

By Elliot Silver About a week ago, I noticed that NorthDakota.com was coming up for auction in Sedo’s Great Domains auction. It caught my eye because US state .com domain names do not come on the market all that often, and I think the reserve price range of $50,000 – $99,999 seems pretty reasonable for…



Epik announces new and improved marketplace

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Ala Dadan from Epik announced a new and improved Epik marketplace. Happy Friday All I’m pleased to announce the new design for Epik Domain Name Marketplace. if you didn’t have the chance to view it yet, you could check it out here: https://marketplace.epik.com The new design is a significant improvement…



Liquid Domains Overview Q2 2019

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Giuseppe Graziano released his liquid domains report for Q2 2019. The report focuses on the 614,928 .com domains we call “liquid”. The objective of the report is to present key statistics and generate a debate amongst the industry stakeholders about the fair value of such domains. We hope you enjoy…



Godaddy Auctions Ending 8/30

Godaddy Auctions Ending 8/30HardRate.com, SolarRenovation.com, Accuvita.com, WeGetProof.com, ServiceThatCounts.com, Schirman.com, SmoothLearning.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: 8/30/2019…



How low will .coms at Epik go? Namepros members will decide

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: One of the hottest threads on Namepros over the last three weeks is the Epik.com Promo Deals and Happy Hour Mega-Thread. In that thread Rob Monster has been publishing happy hour specials where .com domains have been available to register or transfer for $6.99. Epik has made a concerted effort to…



Liquid domains report: $8.7M in Escrow.com sales

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Giuseppe Graziano from GGRG published today the 12th edition of the Liquid Domains Overview (LXDO), which focuses on the 614,928 .com domains we call “liquid”. The objective of the report is to present key statistics and generate a debate amongst the industry stakeholders about the fair value of such domains. The…



AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 29, 2019

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



Could a PI Help Find a Domain Registrant?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: One of my favorite domain names I own is Sleuth.com. I have received numerous inquiries to buy the domain name, and several have come from private investigators and operators of investigation-based businesses. I received an inquiry to buy Sleuth.com this morning, and it got me thinking about the business of private…



#Domain manual : New book about how to succeed in domain investing

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Everybody and their uncle is churning out domain ebooks these days, and while no paper is wasting trees from the Amazon forest, ebooks are not as good as printed books. Popular domain investor, Dough Meiner, has announced the immediate availability of his new printed book, “Domain Manual” with the tagline, “BECOME A……



Top Topics: Walrus.com Domain Resold?; A $12,500 Sale is Reported…

By James Iles NamePros.com: Animal domain names have been desirable assets for investors thanks to their unique properties and versatility. Domain sales database NameBio is littered with animal .COM sales in the five and six-figure range including Walrus.com for a reported $55,000, which now looks to have been resold based on WHOIS, registrar and nameserver…



How to use DAN.com for domain payments

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: You can use domain sales platform Dan.com to collect payments for your domain sales. This week I recorded a podcast with domain name investor Mark Levine that will publish on Tuesday morning. Just like last time, I learned a lot by talking with Mark. One of the things Mark…



Poll: Will NorthDakota.com Sell in Auction?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: About a week ago, I noticed that NorthDakota.com was coming up for auction in Sedo’s Great Domains auction. It caught my eye because US state .com domain names do not come on the market all that often, and I think the reserve price range of $50,000 – $99,999 seems pretty reasonable…



147 Domain Discoveries for August 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…



$275k in Sales on August 29th – MalpracticeCenter.com sold for $38,500 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was MalpracticeCenter.com which sold for $38,500 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 299 sales $100+ for a total of $251,083 with an average sale price of $840. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 19% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday August 30th, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Nobody really had any feedback on my last two lists of names so I’ll go on a little hiatus on talking about my domains. In response to me asking people to list their top ten names, Elliot of DomainInvesting.com said that people listing their top 10 was mostly just promoting their own…



These two ccTLDs drove two thirds of all domain growth in Q2

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The number of registered domain names in the world increased by 2.9 million in the second quarter, driven by .com and two ccTLDs. That’s according to the latest Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief, which was published (pdf) overnight, and other data. The quarter ended with 354.7 million domains. Verisign’s own .com…



Domain Leasing and Duration Terms

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: The art of combining an auction with outbound marketing / Steps to selling expired domains / V6.net sold for $5,300 / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying pronounceable … → Source: Domaining     



Kin Secured Kin.com via Microsoft

By Elliot Silver I saw a VentureBeat article shared via Twitter about a company called Kin announcing a $47 million round of funding. The company has now raised “over $60 million” in funding. After clicking through to the article, I could see that this insurance startup was using the Kin.com domain name. Kin raises $47…



The second quarter of 2019 closed with 354.7 million domain name registrations across all top-lev…

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Verisign (VRSN NASDAQ) released their Domain Name Industry Brief for Q2 2019. The second quarter of 2019 closed with 354.7 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 2.9 million domain name registrations, or 0.8 percent, compared to the first quarter of 2019. .COM AND .NET DETAIL…



The two security features you should insist on when picking a domain registrar

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: While I love a good user interface, great support, and a lot of other things that I think most reliable companies should have in general – when it comes to a domain registrar, security takes the cake as my #1 concern. Heck – what good is a beautiful UX if your domains…



How to Start an Online Store That Drives Sales

By Lars Lofgren The best platform for starting an online store is Shopify. That’s what we use for all of our ecommerce websites. Creating your online store, is just 1 of 6 critical steps, which this guide will take you through in detail. Start your free trial with Shopify today and create your online store…



The Balance of Domain Buying and Selling

By Bob Hawkes NamePros.com: Dan Bingham (@DefinitelyDomains) asked an intriguing question: At what point do you stop buying domains? The question could mean, “When do you stop adding to your portfolio?” or “When do you get out of domain investing?” Good advice related to both interpretations came from a variety of NamePros members. Among the…



“please don’t buy any of these domains, they’re all terrible and you’d be supporting asshole doma…

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: So a gentleman named Martin O’Leary, created a game based on an idea by Holly Gramazio. The site is very simple, it shows two names and it’s your job to guess which one costs more? Most of the names I saw were owned by Huge Domains and one of them…



Lumis : Latest #domain newsletter features million dollar names

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Popular domain brokerage, Lumis, released their latest newsletter featuring domain names for all budgets. Quality domains can cost seven figures, however, as is the case for Vehicles.com, one of the lot that Lumis.com is currently brokering. The Michalec Brothers are definitely picking quality domains for their newsletters! Here̵… Source: Domaining     



.blog registry handover did NOT go smoothly

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The transition of .blog between registry back-end providers ended up taking six times longer than originally planned, due to “a series of unforeseen issues”. Registry Knock Knock Whois There today told registrars that the move from Nominet to CentralNic took 18 hours to complete, far longer than the two to three…



What Are the Top 10 Favorite Domain Names You’ve Owned?

By Elliot Silver There have been quite a few “top 10 domain name” blog articles, Twitter threads, and forum posts going around in the last week or so. Domain investors seem to enjoy promoting (sorry, I mean sharing) their best domain names. I thought I would change things up and ask about the top 10…



Web.com Job: Strategic Aftermarket Sales Executive

By Elliot Silver Web.com posted a job opportunity I want to share with readers. The Jacksonville, Florida-based company is looking to hire a Strategic Aftermarket Sales Executive. Based on the job description, it looks like the hire will work on the company’s SnapNames and NameJet lines of business. The job was posted one week ago…



Godaddy Auctions Ending 8/29

Godaddy Auctions Ending 8/29GolfLocally.com, AlaskanPower.com, BatchSupply.com, EquityLoanCenter.com, NationalFaith.com, OpenSitter.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: 8/29/2019 12:00*…



Seven with #Sedo : It’s a #domain auction feast coming up!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: GreatDomains is a 7-day long auction by Sedo, our premium sponsor, from August 29-September 5, featuring an eclectic selection of domain names. The domains are carefully curated, and this time around we have more than 130 domains included on the list. The auction takes place every other month. Sounds like a domain…



Save the Environment by Watching Pornhub & Are Name Changes Worth It?

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Porn, PornHub, Tress, Brand Naming, Name Changes, Domain Names, My Startup, YouTube Demonetization Now You Can Help Save the Environment by Watching a Bunch of Porn Apple suspends Siri-listening contractors Why Changing Your Company’s Name Can Be an Operational Nightmare Marketing chiefs of… Source: Domaining     



Kin Secured Kin.com via Microsoft

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I saw a VentureBeat article shared via Twitter about a company called Kin announcing a $47 million round of funding. The company has now raised “over $60 million” in funding. After clicking through to the article, I could see that this insurance startup was using the Kin.com domain name. Kin raises…



The good, the bad and the ugly – namecheap 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…



Michael Gargiulo’s top 3 takeaways from Asheville

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Michael Gargiulo, founder and CEO of VPN.com, went to the 1st annual “Asheville Professional Domain Investors Meetup & Family Outing” and published a video with his top 3 takeaways. Michael enjoyed an incredible conference (Thu, Aug 1, 2019 – Sat, Aug 3, 2019) in Asheville with Rick Schwartz and company. Watch…



AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 28, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on August 28, 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…



Finding Hacked Websites!

By admin WhoisXmlApi.com: If you are a website administrator, web-business owner or even a compulsive blogger, waking up one fine day to realize that your website has been hacked can become your worst nightmare. The internet is becoming more and more complex by … → Source: Domaining     



Founder of Squadhelp interviewed at Inc

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Darpan Munjal is the founder of Squadhelp, a company that helps people name their business. The naming platform has become very popular over the last year at Namepros with many members submitting names there. For the 2nd Time, Squadhelp.com has made the Inc. 500, Ranking No. 274 Mr. Munjal was interviewed…



Uniregistry Brokerage: The Domain Seller is Your Silent Business Partner

By Theo Develegas Uniregistry.com: Companies are registering domain names all the time, seeking to baptize their brands and products. A company that treats a domain seller as a silent business partner, stands way more chances of achieving a deal. Source: Domaining     



A look at the psychology of pricing

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Lars Lofgren wrote a very good piece on QuickSprout about the psychology of pricing. The article is very much worth a read for those selling names both actively and passively. While a lot of the techniques are geared more to a tangible product, it still provides some solid insight for…



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