Month: September 2019

Here we go again – The Curious case of 6666666.com

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: So this time last year I was talking about the big closing price on 6666666.com (7 sixes) for $99,999 on GoDaddy expiring auctions. Later that same day, Joe Styler posted that they walked back some of the bids, after backing out 35 bids and removing 3 bidders, the auction closed…



Paul Security Weekly #617 on DomainTools Iris

By 972 You may be sitting at work early in the morning, enjoying your coffee and the peace and quiet that comes along with being the first one in the office. Like most, the first thing you do is check some emails (not all of it, just some, because there’s Source: Blog Domain Tools     



Paul’s Security Weekly #617 on DomainTools Iris

By Paul Asadoorian Investigating Phishing Emails and Domains Using DomainTools Iris – Security Weekly Investigation Time! You may be sitting at work early in the morning, enjoying your coffee and the peace and… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



Part 3 – A History of RPM

Michael Gilmour: Please click on the below link to view the first two parts of A History of RPM: Part 1 – A History of RPM Part 2 – A History of RPM The volume of domains being dropped was so high that Verisign found it was being buffeted by the Google margin grab. During…



Orgasms.com sold for $19,000

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Promoting Domain Listings / Investing into a 1-word .com (10k USD budget) / Buying Casino and Slots Domains .com – Budget: Up to $2,000.00 / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Appraisal for ASURN.COM – This is a short,…



NamesCon Price Increase Tomorrow

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: According to a tweet posted yesterday by NamesCon organizers, the price for a ticket to attend NamesCon will increase tomorrow, October 1: On October 1st, the registration price for NamesCon Global 2020 goes up by $200, so act quickly: lock in your $499 tickets while you still can! Register today: https://t.co/DfxAIrvNe8…



PayPal coming to China through acquisition

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: PayPal is coming to China it looks like. TechCrunch reported that through an acquisition of Go Pay Ltd, PayPal will become the first foreign payment platform to provide service in China. The market is expected to grow to on the mobile payments side alone to $96.73 trillion in 2023, driven…



Media Options Announces a New SEO Domain Acquisition Newsletter

By DomainSherpa DomainSherpa.com: Andrew Rosener, CEO of Media Options, announces a new SEO-focused domain acquisition newsletter, in partnership with SEO expert Sean Markey! Source: Domaining     



Name.com looking to help a food bank keep it’s home

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Name.com is looking for help in saving a Denver based food bank, they put up a page on Name.com and provided a video below. I have no affiliation and was not asked to post this I just think it’s a cool thing they are doing and any publicity helps. Since 1967,…



Announcing a More Efficient Way to Acquire Domains with SEO Authority

By Tess Diaz MediaOptions.com: Announcing a NEW NEWSLETTER from Media Options! Instead of your regular DomainDeals™ newsletter, we’ve got something exciting each Tuesday: a newsletter full of SEO domains at auction! Ready to sign up? The SEO Authority DomainDeals™ newsletter will come out every Tuesday. It’s free til the end of October, t… Source: Domaining…



Does My Domain Name Suck – Episode #12

By Omar OmarAndWill.com: We’re back with Episode #12 of Does My Domain Name Suck! Thanks to everyone who has continued to support this series with your submissions, comments and thoughts! It’s been a lot of fun talking about various portfolios and leaving our opinions on what we think are good names and what other domain…



Godaddy No Reserve Auctions: Ending 10/1

Godaddy No Reserve Auctions: Ending 10/1 CasualArmor.com, PowerYourCar.com, HomeGrilled.com, GoEnergySolutions.com, MalwareCleaners.com, Tipperz.com Godaddy No Reserve Auctions Ending Soon Acquiring quality domains for your portfolio while remaining profitable is an uphill battle. DropEngine takes the work out of hunting and capturing domains at wholesale prices. Our goal is to take the guess work out and capture…



You don’t have to be smart to be a domain investor

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: There are many qualities of successful domain investors. Last Friday, a guy who builds micro Saas businesses posted on twitter that “i’ve never met a really smart person who sells domains for a living”. Looking through this person’s twitter feed, it seems that he spends much of his time…



#Forever21 in bankruptcy, so which #domain names do they own?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Fashion outlet, Forever 21, filed for bankruptcy and is closing up to 178 stores, and surely it’ll be laying off thousands of people in the process. While this is not the end of retail as we know it, the Forever 21 pains signal the dominance of giant online retailers, such as WalMart…



Expedited transfers have stopped working at GoDaddy

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: It seems that nothing works at GoDaddy lately. People have been complaining for weeks that they get error messages going to domain auctions or trying to manage their domain names. See here the latest problem where Elliot reports getting 504 errors when trying to get to his domain names at GoDaddy….



3 things startup founders should know about acquiring domain names

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I walk talking with a good friend last week, they’ve raised over $30M for their startup but like most founders, they know next-to-nothing about domain names. They’re in the process of acquiring a few domains in their niche and were completely lost when it came to how to get the ball rolling….



Name Ninja Bill Sweetman Closes $565,000 Sale of Carrot.com as Buyer Pays Off Balance Early

DNJournal: We told you about a 600K deal for Carrot,.com last spring. In exchange for a discount the buyer paid it off years ahead of schedule. Source: Domaining     



AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 29, 2019

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



ID4ME and Domains – DNW Podcast #255

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Can ID4ME boost both privacy and domain names? This week I talk with Katja Speck and Tom Keller about ID4Me. Katja is the managing director of ID4Me, and Tom Keller is a board member whose day job is Head of Domains at 1&1 Ionos. The best way to think…



#Sedo : Domain name newsletter for September 2019

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Sedo, a DomainGang sponsor, sent out its latest domain newsletter with a Fall 2019 theme. The corporate news from Sedo.com can be broken down to the following: riciclaggio.com – A domain purchase with obstacles Guide: essential domain marketing for politicians We listened – 12 new sales landing pages! NEW Domain Age Metri……



Is the #Domain King “just nuts?”

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: In the entire domain name industry, no one is more well-known than the often outspoken Rick Schwartz. The Domain King spearheaded the domain industry’s growth by rolling out the TRAFFIC domain conference in 2004. Since then, Rick has rebooted his franchise with the Asheville Meetup – an event that will happen again…



How Netflix got its name

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Rent.com was too expensive at $40,000. Netflix co-founder Mark Randolph just published a memoir about the company titled That Will Never Work. As with all startups, Randolph and his team had to come up with a name. They started with a beta name—one that would work as a placeholder…



219 Domain Discoveries for September 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…



$193k in Sales on September 29th – BuddyTV.com sold for $30,501 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: GoDaddy had eight of the top ten sales yesterday led by BuddyTV.com which sold for $30,501. NameBio recorded 284 sales $100+ for a total of $169,988 with an average sale price of $599. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 6% in the number of sales and the…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Monday, September 30th

By Josh E DSAD.com: I don’t typically watch TV, live or streaming, but every once in awhile I’ll binge watch a show. I haven’t watched anything really good in months, probably for a lack of looking. Yesterday I discovered “Dark” a netflix, German original, dubbed in English. It’s probably one of the best extended plot……



19 years domaining and victims of fraud – Now what?

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Ryan Kulp scolds Rick Schwartz / Statistics2013.org sold for $2,750 / Wow, a $100K+ difference in free online appraisal? What’s the deal? / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: … → Source: Domaining     



#UDRP filing cost to increase at the National Arbitration Forum

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The fee schedule of the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) gets a price increase on October 1st, along with other new rules on UDRP disputes. According to an announcement by NAF, the following updates are effective at the beginning of next month: Rule 1(d) will be changed to reflect the current practice of…



The Importance of Threat Intelligence for Financial Industry

By admin ThreatIntelligencePlatform: These days, there are a lot of security pressures on financial institutions like banks, insurance firms and payment processing platforms. Since many of the financial operations are performed through cyberspace, cybersecurity becomes a paramount issue to be considered. Much of the data and intangible assets held by Finan… Source: Domaining     



When it comes to eSports and gaming, .GG domain names really are everywhere

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: This weekend I’ve been watching quite a bit of eSports since Twitchcon is going on and today San Francisco Shock competed (and won!) in the Overwatch Finals. One thing that’s been in my face for the last two days when I’m watching any eSports is, you guessed it, .GG domain names. Now…



Afternic provides some details on markup test

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Here is another update on the markup opt out process on Afternic. Namepros member Stub was kind enough to post the reply he received when he opted out. As you have requested we have removed your domain listings from all Afternic resellers that are adding a markup to your BIN…



AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 28, 2019

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



135 Domain Discoveries for September 29th

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…



$133k in Sales on September 28th – VRSoft.com sold for $2,855 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was VRSoft.com which sold for $2,855 at DropCatch. NameBio recorded 269 sales $100+ for a total of $110,839 with an average sale price of $412. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 9% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



Andrea’s List of Domains at Auction for Sunday, September 29th, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: No, we haven’t hired another writer. This is Travis, and Andrea is my wife. She is also quite good at crawling domain lists. I’ve been pretty busy lately trying to get a site launched, and I asked her if she would put the GoDaddy list together for me. She did, and…



BuyPay.com sold for $8,900

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: About Auction Strategy / List of all 5 letter combinations / Joint Domain Buying / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying LLLL.com brandable – Total Budget: $5,000.00 – If you have any four-letter .com’s in your portfolio and…



The best Pinyin domains

By Kassey Lee TLDInvestors.com: What is the Chinese name of the USA? What is common between Beijing and Shenzhen? What does Peking University and Tsinghua University share? Why is Alibaba also called Ali? Answers to these questions will reveal a secret about Chinese preference for domains. The USA is called Mei Guo (美国) in Chinese….



Intel promotes .GG domain in new ad during top eSports tournament

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: As many of you know, I’m not a big traditional sports fan, try to talk to me about Football and expect a blank stare, but eSports, now that’s my jam. This morning I was watching one of my favorite teams (go Team Liquid!) play in a tournament that sold out the Barclay…



AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on September 27, 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…



#GOAT .com registrant filed 2 #UDRP cases and only won one – here’s why

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The registrant of Goat.com operates the domain as a “greatest of all time” acronym on quality footwear. They have an active trademark for GOAT, registered at the USPTO in 2016. At the end of 2016, Goat.com appears to have been sold by its previous owner for an undisclosed amount. Goat.com filed two…



133 Domain Discoveries for September 28th

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…



$225k in Sales on September 27th – Scalable.co sold for $25,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Scalable.co which sold for $25,000 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 294 sales $100+ for a total of $204,029 with an average sale price of $694. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 4% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, September 28th

By Josh E DSAD.com: I’ve never been a fan of the auction strategy that has you tag along with names that already have bids, and these three names are one small example of why: CrapsCasinos.net BlackjackCasinos.net RouletteCasinos.net One is over $2k the others are close. Plural .net’s on specific casino games. No traffic, no brandability…



StuffMagazine.com sold for $5,727

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: The Best automotive or Car Domains, what they are worth and WHY / Edmonton police seize internet domain names in fake job scam / .com for $4.50 – Unlimited registrations allowed / and More… Here are the new discussions … → Source: Domaining     



GoDaddy Aware of 504 Errors

By Elliot Silver I received an email from GoDaddy this afternoon telling me a domain name had been canceled. The email either means I let a domain name expire or one of my names sold and transferred out of my GoDaddy account. I was sure the name was not canceled, but when I logged in…



NameJet Announces Provisioning Registrar Change

By Elliot Silver If you sell domain names via NameJet, the auction platform just announced a provisioning change that will impact sellers. Domain names will now be provisioned from Network Solutions accounts rather than Enom accounts. This means sellers will need their domain names to be registered at Network Solutions rather than Enom. This makes…



Morgan’s weekly Domain Investing news roundup for the week of September 23rd, 2019 – now includin…

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Is it just me or did this week fly by? Well, it’s Friday, and as usual, a lot happened in the Domain Investing world and this time around I’m going to include some news highlights from both the blogosphere and Twitter to spice things up a bit. So if you’ve been busy…



Godaddy No Reserve Auctions: Ending 9/26

Godaddy No Reserve Auctions: Ending 9/26 Godaddy No Reserve Auctions Ending Today Acquiring quality domains for your portfolio while remaining profitable is an uphill battle. DropEngine takes the work out of hunting and capturing domains at wholesale prices. Our goal is to take the guess work out and capture only domains with a high probability…



Verisign giving away free .tv domains at Twitchcon

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: It looks like Verisign is at Twitchcon giving away free .tv domains. If you happen to be attending you can stop by their booth. ATTENTION ALL STREAMERS: If you’re at Twitchcon and don’t already have a .TV domain name you can get one for free at the .TV booth in the…



DAN.com Shares Some Sales & Traffic Stats

By Elliot Silver I missed this earlier this week, but DAN.com founder Reza Sardeha shared some interesting cumulative stats that I found interesting. Reza’s posts were made deep within a long NamePros thread called “DAN.COM Domain Marketplace (Official Thread).” The statistics were brought to my attention this morning in a tweet from domain investor Nikul…



#Domains from hell : NameJest signed pact with the devil

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Domain auction platform, NameJest, signed a private, exclusive pact with the devil today, handing over its domain auctions to Lucifer’s Registrar. The business to business transaction bears the Old Nick’s signature logo, twisted horns and a pronged tail above the digits “666.” “Our Valued Partners will a… Source: Domaining     



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