Daily archives: November 7th, 2019

Forbes article highlights challenges for Verisign despite their ability to increase fees

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Ah Verisign, the company that we all love, because we love .COMs, but also get annoyed with as they increase our registration and renewal costs. Of course, as a business, I’m never surprised to see Verisign increase their pricing…they have found a way to literally print money, so when they can print…



Creating an in-house landing page

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: WorkItMom.com sold for $21,250 / The best place to park your domains and still earn revenue / Federal Lawmakers Push ‘.Gov’ Web Addresses For Local Governments / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying a software development company domain…



BackCountry Trademark Aggression + Domain Names

By Elliot Silver Earlier this year, outdoor clothing retailer Backcountry reportedly started to become more aggressive with regards to its Backcountry trademarks. The company, which operates on its brand match descriptive domain name (Backcountry.com), reportedly went after other companies and websites that were also using Backcountry in their branding. This made many people upset, especially…



The Best Free and Paid Conference Call Services

By Quick Sprout Editorial Whether you run a small startup or large enterprise, effective communication is a key to success for any business. Email, instant messaging, traditional phone calls, and video chat all have their place in today’s work environment. But conference calls remain the best option for group communication over the phone. Most people…



SEDO’s 4 Letter. COM Auction Has Begun; Domains Matches Acronyms for Business

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: PALM BEACH, FL – SEDO, what seems to be the equivalent of the Multiple Listing Service for domain names has announced that its 4 letter .com domain auction has begun and includes “over 300 domains – like RDBA.com, KLOT.com and BUTL.com” which are available for online bidding. [357 names] The last…



So boss do we name our startup Dickhead or Cocaine?

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: So yesterday we looked at the highest price, most premium names on BrandBucket. Today a look at some of the most interesting names listed on a brandable boutique that markets to startups. TightShorts.com this one can be yours for $4,195 Tight Shorts: A cheeky name to show off your lower half….



Rick Schwartz creates 1st domain name video animation

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Rick Schwartz just posted on YouTube the 1st domain name video animation he has created. More will follow. “What I see, you may also want to see. My vision of the importance of a great domain name and the role they play in our futures.” The post Rick Schwartz creates 1st…



Godaddy No Reserve Auctions: Ending 11/7

Godaddy No Reserve Auctions: Ending 11/7Masterized.com, ParentingGoals.com, NanoGlove.com, LifetimeKnives.com, GuardianRestore.com, PlayFlooring.com Godaddy No Reserve Auctions Ending Soon Top Investor PicksAuction End Time: 11/7/2019 11:00 am*(PST) Click on a domain to be redirected to the auction listing Domain Current Price (no reserve) NanoGlove.com $94 (1 bid) ParentingGoals.com $94 (1 bid) MountainVenues.com $89 PureIntellectual.com $89 RestlessLegPain.com $89…



Duggan.com UDRP Decided Rapidly

By Elliot Silver Less than two weeks ago, I noticed that a UDRP had been filed against the Duggan.com domain name at the NAF. While Duggan stood out to me as a last name, what really caught my attention was a quick Whois search that showed that Duggan.com is owned by a person with Duggan…



Mixture .COM and .NET Four Character Some Names Single Words Keywords

By DropGrabs-Webmaster DropGRABS.com: Mixture .COM and .NET Four Character Some Names Single Words and Keywords List Exclusive to DropGrabs.com Reg Fee Opportunities . 13071.net 69472.net A-Bomb.net A-FU.net A-League.net A-Lin.net A-Love.net A-Paez.com A-Paez.net A-Reece.net … Source: Domaining     



ICANN loves how they do it down in Puerto Rico

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Group schedules a 2020 meeting for San Juan. ICANN has selected San Juan, Puerto Rico, for its first meeting of 2022. The meeting will take place March 5-10, 2022. The non-profit domain industry overseer held a meeting in San Juan last year. It originally scheduled a meeting for 2016,…



GoDaddy to do a share buyback of $500 million

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: GoDaddy (NYSE:GDDY) is up 16% today, the company announced strong earnings yesterday and a share buyback. CNBC broke it down Key Points GoDaddy on Wednesday announced its biggest ever share buyback of $500 million. The company reported a 12% rise in quarterly revenue as the web hosting company earned more…



GoDaddy revenue is up 11.9%, domain revenue is up 11.6%

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019. “GoDaddy sits in a privileged position relative to a massive opportunity, strengthened by our differentiation in guidance, seamlessly intuitive experiences, and the potential in activating our community,” said GoDaddy CEO … Source: Domaining     



How Jessica Doppelt Turned $100K Investment into Multi-Million Dollar Domain Development

By Alvin Brown TLDInvestors.com: The domain industry is long littered with stories of domain investors entering and quick flipping their way to profitable success. Domain investing, specifically quick flipping, to profitable success in short order shouldn’t be dismissed. However, the more puzzling and challenging feat to achieve and sustain is multi-million dollar d… Source: Domaining…



When is RDNH not RDNH?

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Answer: when the UDRP panelist fails to address it. Some cybersquatting cases under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) are bad. Some are so egregious that you wonder how much research the Complainant did before fiing the case. Such is the case with a recent dispute over…



BackCountry Trademark Aggression + Domain Names

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Earlier this year, outdoor clothing retailer Backcountry reportedly started to become more aggressive with regards to its Backcountry trademarks. The company, which operates on its brand match descriptive domain name (Backcountry.com), reportedly went after other companies and websites that were also using Backcountry in their brandi… Source: Domaining     



Berkens Bits – Mike on domain offers circa November 2009

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Here is another look back at a post from Mike a decade ago. This was published in November of 2009. The post generated a lot of traffic and 65 comments. 1st Rule Of Dealing With Domain Offers Is: People Lie We generally receive 10-15 offers a day, everyday so several…



Tucows exits its domain name portfolio

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company no longer holds a portfolio of domains for the secondary market. Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) released its Q3 earnings yesterday. You can see the numbers here (pdf), but they aren’t the headline for the domain segment. Instead, it’s this: after many years of owning its a domain portfolio, Tucows…



Mobile ad spending will surpass desktop by 2022

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Desktop currently outpaces mobile advertising by a few percentage points. But Statista published a piece that by 2022 mobile will outpace desktop for the first time ever. According to Statista’s Digital Market Outlook, mobile will account for 50 percent of ad spending by 2021 and finally surpass desktop in 2022….



AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 6, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on November 6, 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…



CCtld Update – Is the .US Domain Space Open?

By Page Howe DN.BIZ: CCtld News and Update On our twice monthly Cctld update I’l look at the recent .US Town Hall meeting. My takeaway was a “reminder” during the call that the perception you have to be a US resident or incorporated business … → The post CCtld Update – Is the .US Domain…



Jimmy Wales goes with .social for new social network

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Wikipedia founder uses a two-letter .social domain. Whether you think it’s a good idea or not, the truth is that some people and companies are opting for new top level domains rather than .com. The latest high profile example is Jimmy Wales, creator of Wikipedia. He chose WT.social for…



Domain Name Payment Plans

By Bob Hawkes NamePros.com: About 90% of respondents in a recent poll indicated that offering a payment plan increases domain name sales. This is not surprising, as most major purchases involve payments over an extended period. In this post, I look at some of the ways to offer domain names with payment plans, the pros…



Tucows Q3 report: revenue goes up, profit goes down

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX, TSX:TC) reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019. All figures are in U.S. dollars. Financial Results Net revenue for the third quarter of 2019 increased 6% to $88.1 million from $83.5 million for the third quarter of 2018. Net income for the third…



Non .com #domain sightings in #Greece : Carpet.GR

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Domain sightings are random encounters with domains in real life. These “domains in the wild” typically appear on vehicles, boats, business buildings, signs, and products. We classify them in two main groups: dot .com domain sightings, and all of the others. This time around we came across a generic keyword domain in…



Domain Name Transactions in the Era of the GDPR

By Theo Develegas Uniregistry.com: Domain name acquisitions depend on establishing contact, often provided via the WHOIS data information. In the era of GDPR, smart investors need to improve their strategy. Source: Domaining     



Duggan.com UDRP Decided Rapidly

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Less than two weeks ago, I noticed that a UDRP had been filed against the Duggan.com domain name at the NAF. While Duggan stood out to me as a last name, what really caught my attention was a quick Whois search that showed that Duggan.com is owned by a person with…



.Org domains with rich history top expired domain sales

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: A three-word .org domain name with lots of backlinks was the top expired domain sale at Web.com last month. Web.com’s domain auction platforms grossed nearly $300,000 from sales of domains at $2,000 or more last month. The combined total includes both NameJet and SnapNames. Surprisingly, a three-word .org led…



Make Money and Learn to Invest in Brandable Domain Names for Free

By Michael Cyger DNAcademy: You can build a brandable domain name portfolio, list your brandable domain names at a leading marketplace, and get paid when a brandable domain name sells – without risking any of your own money while you learn. Source: Domaining     



163 Domain Discoveries for November 7th

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…



$281k in Sales on November 6th – Aiting.com sold for $73,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: GoDaddy had the top four sales yesterday led by Aiting.com which sold for $73,000. NameBio recorded 274 sales $100+ for a total of $264,221 with an average sale price of $964. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 2% in the number of sales but the total dollar…



Is Content plus Keyword Domains a Winning Formula?

By Mike Sullivan DSAD.com: While inquiring about the website behind the domain BasketBall.com, I discovered Wazimo. Located at the heart of Tel Aviv, Wazimo brings a fresh perspective to publishing. They mix cutting edge technology with a drive to challenge the status quo of user engagement. With more than a dozen websites, their editors live…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday November 7th, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I’ve been really hard on NamesCon over the last few months and I am not going to mention it after this to keep from beating a dead horse. I know the organizers are working hard to create a good conference and I’m sure when it all comes out it will be good….



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