Month: October 2019

Full Time Income from Domain Investing

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Why buying 1-letter and 1-number domains is a good investment strategy / The most popular domain niches / “End User” Perceptions / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying Brandable & Pronouncable 4L.coms – Budget: Up to $3,000.00 –…



Sedo: 4L.com Auction Postponed One Week

By Elliot Silver Sedo had been expected to begin a week long four letter .com auction today, which would conclude on November 7th. I was informed by a representative from Sedo that due to some website updates, the auction has been postponed one week. Here’s what I was told about why the 4L .com auction…



With over $100M in funding combined, these three startups are innovating like crazy, and building…

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Since I live and work in San Francisco, it’s safe to say I see a lot of billboards and ads on the street aimed at startups. Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of .CO domains so I thought it would be fun to highlight a few of them that caught my eye….



Iris Investigations At-A-Glance: How to Pivot on Domain Data for Agile and Intelligent Threat Response

By 964 Last year, Japanese authorities reported a sophisticated and aggressive phishing campaign using websites spoofing Sagawa Express Co., a major shipping and logistics company in Asia. Source: Blog Domain Tools     



Halloween Domains

By Bob Hawkes NamePros.com: Today is Halloween, and I thought it might be fun to have a look at Halloween domain names. As well as summarizing historical sales in Halloween-themed domain names, I survey what is currently for sale. I even find a few possibly interesting domain names still available at standard registration cost. Along…



10 Reasons Why Valuable Domain Names Expire

By Elliot Silver Flabbergasted, someone asked “why would anyone let their valuable domain name expire?” It’s a good question, and there are many reasons for why this happens. Based on my own research over the years, I thought I would share 10 reasons for why people and companies let valuable domain names expire and sell…



A bid at GoDaddy Auctions does not prevent the name from being renewed

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: With all the discussion about Examiner.com and it getting renewed the conversation on Namepros started mentioning a myth about GoDaddy Auctions that is apparently not true and now confirmed by me with Paul Nicks. Some members started mentioning that they were told or heard that once there was a bid, the…



Do you trust your domain name registrar?

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Read the terms, but also consider which company you trust to hold your domains. My story this week about Uniregistry adding a late renewal fee has snowballed. People actually read Uniregistry’s terms for perhaps the first time, and they didn’t like everything they saw. The language suggests that Uniregistry…



Godaddy No Reserve Auctions: Ending 10/31

Godaddy No Reserve Auctions: Ending 10/31 Godaddy No Reserve Auctions Ending Soon Top Investor PicksAuction End Time: 10/31/2019 12:00 pm*(PST) Click on a domain to be redirected to the auction listing Domain Current Price (no reserve) RelaxationLights.com $89 NutritionCash.com $89 NanoGlove.com $89 FlagstaffGreen.com $89 PaymentPrime.com $89 RuggedTrunk.com $89 KirklandTow.com $89 Packyn.com $89 LogicSpire.com $89 TitanAnalysis.com…



Sedo: 4L.com Auction Postponed One Week

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Sedo had been expected to begin a week long four letter .com auction today, which would conclude on November 7th. I was informed by a representative from Sedo that due to some website updates, the auction has been postponed one week. Here’s what I was told about why the 4L .com…



#Sedo delays LLLL .com #domain auction by one week

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Sedo has postponed its four letter .com domain auction, scheduled to begin today. The new date spans November 7 – November 14 and Sedo has cited accessibility issues as the main reason. Here is the complete announcement by Sedo: Due to routine security updates, the Sedo marketplace over the last few days…



Uniregistry domain buyers pick up shorter domains

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Two of the top sales at Uniregistry were by groups with long names. Two of the companies that bought domain names at Uniregistry this past week did so to shorten their domain names. Church of the City bought COTC.com, which it forwards to ChurchotheCity.com. Fly on the Cloud bought…



Metamark misses the mark

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Talk to a lawyer before filing a UDRP. Many people don’t understand what cybersquatting is. They think that anyone not using a domain name they want is cybersquatting. But they read up on it. Maybe talk to a lawyer. Then they understand there’s more to it than that. So…



AUCTION RECAP OF OCTOBER 30, 2019

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



Happy Halloween. To-Dos for Domain Name Investors

By Page Howe DN.BIZ: Each end of month day I’ll tell you what I’m paying attention to and my end of the month to-do list for domain investors and domain name owners and those in the Domain Industry. Namescon Discount. Save 30%. Going to Namescon … → The post Happy Halloween. To-Dos for Domain Name…



10 Reasons Why Valuable Domain Names Expire

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Flabbergasted, someone asked “why would anyone let their valuable domain name expire?” It’s a good question, and there are many reasons for why this happens. Based on my own research over the years, I thought I would share 10 reasons for why people and companies let valuable domain names expire and…



TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 10/31/2019!

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 10/31/2019. 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     



189 Domain Discoveries for October 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…



#Dell grabs typo #domain DRLL.com via the #UDRP process

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The domain DRLL.com was registered in 1998, and now Dell has claimed it via the UDRP process. Visually, the two domains DRLL.com and DELL.com are 75% identical, but what’s more important is how Drll.com was used as a parked domain, taking advantage of the proximity of letters “E” and “R” on the…



$207k in Sales on October 30th – ConcurringOpinions.com sold for $24,571 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: GoDaddy had the top three sales yesterday led by ConcurringOpinions.com which sold for $24,571. NameBio recorded 253 sales $100+ for a total of $187,275 with an average sale price of $740. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 0.8% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday October 31st, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I’m going to explain to you why I think bitcoin will be a part of the future but isn’t THE future. One. It fluctuates too much to be a good store of value. When I put money into a store of value I put it in there because it “Stores Value” when…



Three Halloween domain names developed and doing business

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Today is Halloween and here is a look at three Halloween based domain names that all have been built out and are doing real business. Halloween.com the website is a gateway to all things Halloween, from links to costumes, supplies, masks, candy, haunted houses. The site has an Alexa ranking…



81 Newly Funded Companies and their Domain Names: Choco.com, Dash.co, Repeat.app

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: The only startup that launched with a premium .com this week is Choco, a young startup from Berlin with plenty of momentum that’s aiming to attract restaurants and suppliers. The company just raised a $33.5M funding round and aims to make ordering and communication with suppliers faster and simpler. A quick…



Seven with #Sedo : LLLL .com #domain auction begins on #Halloween

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Sedo, our premium sponsor, is rolling out a huge auction of LLLL .com domains, right on Halloween! 😀 Trick or treat! The auction offers more than 320 four letter .com domains, in many vowel and consonant combinations. The Sedo auction runs from October 31 – November 7 and it’s expected to rejuvenate…



Here it is – 2019’s list of the top ten domain extensions used for phishing campaigns

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Akamai recently released their 2019 State of the Internet / Security Report and in it detailed how criminals are leveraging a range of domain extensions to trick their victims. If you don’t know what phishing is, think of it as essentially trying to trick someone into giving you their username or password,…



How to deal with – “Not Interested in Selling” – responses

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: The most effective sales landers… / The importance of backlinks to domain buyers / TradeCom.com sold for $5,305 / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: looking for Premium .city domain name for client – Budget: Up to $5,000.00 –…



Moneja Selmur Joleys Latvie Slotat Satle s Tronpo TrueArm TTaxis Umberd Virbon Wananyu

By DropGrabs-Webmaster DropGRABS.com: You’re Welcome I see that the items below were recently registered. I had them on my list of AVAILABLES to share with everyone… I’m glad you found them of interest… … Source: Domaining     



Gorilla.com Goes Ape! Smashes Door Into the Year’s Top Ten with a $496,000 Sale

DNJournal: Monte Cahn’s RightOfTheDot.com has put up the year’s latest heavyweight domain sales – ringing up almost $500,000 for Gorilla.com. Source: Domaining     



The good, the bad and the ugly – GoDaddy Auctions 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…



Examiner.com gets renewed will GoDaddy ever fix their auctions?

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Well it looks like Examiner.com got renewed, the auction was over $131,000 and earlier today the name got renewed. While typing in Examiner.com I get a security warning. Whois updated Registrant Name: Domain Manager Registrant Organization: Axs Digital Media Group, LLC Registrant Address: Co, US Creation Date: September 13, 1994 Upda……



Web.com Reports Security Incident at Its Registrars

By Elliot Silver Web.com, Network Solutions, and Register.com report “a third-party gained unauthorized access to a limited number of our computer systems in late August 2019“ I have a Register.com account because of my NameJet bidding account. When an expired domain name that is registered at Register.com is auctioned at NameJet and I win the…



#Uniregistry Market : New #domain managing services coming up in early November!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Uniregistry, our premium sponsor, announced new upcoming services for the Uniregistry Market, officially known as the “Uni Market.” The email was sent to users of the Uni App, a versatile tool that manages domain sales for portfolios of any size. Said the notice from Uniregistry: Since the Uni Market was launched in…



The Best Cheap Web Hosting

By Lars Lofgren Everyone loves to get a great deal. That’s why it’s worth it to shop around to get the best possible rate for web hosting. However, finding the cheapest web hosting plans isn’t always easy. It’s common practice in the web hosting industry for providers to advertise really low introductory rates. But in…



A look back at the sites that went with the “smarter” new gtlds

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: So I came across an old post on Key-Systems.net that dealt with new gtlds. The title of the article, “These 87 sites dropped their .com for a smarter new TLD (New data)” It was written in 2015. The first thing of note was that there were only 52 names listed,…



Godaddy No Reserve Auctions: Ending 10/30

Godaddy No Reserve Auctions: Ending 10/30AuctionMembership.com, Buildeez.com, CoveredForLess.com, BetterPlays.com, MagicDumpster.com, AspenLending.com Godaddy No Reserve Auctions Ending Soon Top Investor PicksAuction End Time: 10/30/2019 12:00 pm*(PST) Click on a domain to be redirected to the auction listing Domain Current Price (no reserve) AuctionMembership.com $89 ExpertPlays.com $89 CarsForMoney.com $89 ChompTime.com $89 DrugRehabNY.com $89 JackfruitSeeds.com $89 ReviveTea.com $89…



Having Trouble in Domaining? – The Biggest Myths in Domaining

By Page Howe DN.biz: The Biggest Myths in Domaining Note: Longer Read – 10 Minutes # 1 You Can Make Money by “Buying” Domain Names (i.e. Acquiring) So I’ve fallen prey to this many times, so its time to get real. I’ve said it … → The post Having Trouble in Domaining? – The Biggest…



What websites/tools I use on regular basis for domain investing

By AbdulBasit Makrani AbdulBasit.com: Hello and Assalamo Alaikum, Many domain investors have asked me on several occasions that what tools and websites I make use of which I consider very helpful and must be utilized by fellow domain investors. There are actually many successful investors using different tactics and every one of them is doing…



The problem with branded URL shorteners

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: They train customers to click links that don’t match the company’s main domain name. Brands love branded URL shorteners. When sharing shortlinks, why use a default bitly link when you can include your brand in the domain? Many companies use short country code domains as part of their shortlinks….



Coaching.Monster: Claw your way to the top with today’s #WebsiteWednesday

By Team XYZ Gen.XYZ: Coaching.Monster – PorkBun customer (United Kingdom) We’re celebrating one of the newest members of the XYZ Family during the month of Halloween: .Monster! It’s the perfect time of year to showcase your skills on a domain with some bite. The internet is already crawling with amazing .Monster sites since we launched…



Web.com Reports Security Incident at Its Registrars

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Web.com, Network Solutions, and Register.com report “a third-party gained unauthorized access to a limited number of our computer systems in late August 2019“ I have a Register.com account because of my NameJet bidding account. When an expired domain name that is registered at Register.com is auctioned at NameJet and I wi……



Analyst Calls 2,400% – 4,900% Bitcoin Moonshot

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Bitcoin, Trojan Malware, iPhone, App Store, BTC, Crypto, Tim Cook, Facebook, Clicker, Online Influencers, Face data lawsuit, Analyst Calls 2,400% – 4,900% Bitcoin Moonshot, Says BTC and Crypto Will Benefit From Global Monetary Madness That Old iPhone Sitting In Your Night Stand? Tim Cook Is Actu… Source:…



AUCTION RECAP OF OCTOBER 29, 2019

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



13 more end user domain name sales

By enduser Domain Name Wire: Click Funnels, an essential oils and aromatherapy distributor and a pet nutrition company bought domain names. Many of Sedo’s end user domain sales this past week were to companies buying the .com equivalent of their country code domain, or vice-versa. Another buyer is Click Funnels, which purchased the clever domain…



173 Domain Discoveries for October 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…



.COM Six Character Catchy Names — Reg Fee Opps —

By DropGrabs-Webmaster DropGRABS.com: Quick List of 20+ Items All in .COM I DISCOVERED these as AVAILABLE sharing the info with YOU… Exclusive List only on DropGrabs.com All Available at Reg Fee ========================================= Ceazon … Source: Domaining     



$153k in Sales on October 29th – EnergySecurity.com sold for $5,888 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: BuyDomains had six of the top ten sales yesterday led by EnergySecurity.com which sold for $5,888. NameBio recorded 251 sales $100+ for a total of $133,000 with an average sale price of $530. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 13% in the number of sales and the…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday October 30th, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: 20 years ago today my life changed forever. I had a baby girl. Born 6 weeks early I absolutely wasn’t prepared. My brother was getting married near Chicago, 2.5 hours away so we went to the doctor to make sure my wife was OK to travel. The doctor took a look and…



Brandable domain name sales week 43: MailManager.com, Qiro.com, ChainTalk.com

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: Last week was a little slow for brandable domain name sales as we only charted two sales in the five-figure range. The top-grossing went to Sedo where MailManager.com sold for a cool $13,000. The domain name currently still resolves to a Uniregistry parked page but I believe the buyer is UK-based…



Casinoseminole.com : #Domain UDRP gets denied – for the 2nd time!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A group of 3 domains, including casinoseminole.com, was served with the second UDRP notice in 7 years. The Complainant is Seminole Tribe of Florida, that filed the UDRP at the WIPO against the owner of the domains, casinoseminole.com, seminolecasino.com, and seminolegaming.com. Gambling casinos are big business, and the domains’… Source: Domaining     



Sedo Call for Submissions: iGaming Auction

By Elliot Silver Sedo put out a call for domain name submissions for its upcoming iGaming Auction. The auction and marketplace platform is seeking gambling and gaming related domain name submissions for the auction that will be held in November. Here’s what I was told about the upcoming auction: “Then at the end of November,…



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