Month: December 2019

Best PEO Service Providers

By Quick Sprout Editorial PEO is the acronym for “professional employer organization.” These outsourcing firms provide business services for functions like payroll, HR tasks, administrative roles, and other crucial activities to running a company. PEO service providers are incredibly appealing for business owners because they reduce the workload of mundane but critical tasks. Outsourcing these…



Cheers to a new year!

Cheers to a new year!EonCare.com, MauiCharter.com, Uncommunicated.com, ExpertPlays.com Godaddy No Reserve Auctions Ending Soon Thank you for your business in 2019 and we look forward to working with you throughout 2020 and beyond! I wanted to share a few pivotal moments and successes that we had over the course of 2019 as well as our…



Domain Development Tips

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: From a $300 start in domain investing to a $178k take home / 50567.com sold for $6,249 / .com.au. register for non Australian / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: NNNN.com domains wanted – Budget: Up to $150,000.00 –…



Ruby.com Acquired by Ruby Receptionists (CallRuby.com)

By Elliot Silver Yesterday morning, I published an article about the apparent sale of the Gold.com domain name. The domain name appears to have been sold by a subsidiary of a major jewelry retail chain for an undisclosed amount of money. In response to my tweet about that sale, Josh Schoen mentioned that the Ruby.com…



From Voice.com to .org, 2019 was a Monster year

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Domaining in 2019 was a very busy and very interesting year. We saw the largest sale ever reported as Voice.com sold for $30 million. Chad Wright’s WebQuest and New.Life took 5 of the top 15 new gtld sales with Free.Games being the top reported sale at $335,000. Money.com.au became one…



Goodbye #domaining …

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: It’s time to say goodbye, farewell and adios amigos to all domain name investors. The ride so far has been fantastic, the stories and news were matched by the great personalities of both real and imaginary characters – but it’s time to go. Taking a much needed sabbatical for the rest of…



Verisign Reports Global Domain Registrations Reached Nearly 360 Million at End of 3Q-2019

DNJournal: .Coms and ccTLDs led rise with ccTLD registrations soaring 8.4% year over year and .coms jumping 4.7%. However, .net continued its slide. Source: Domaining     



2019 – The Year That Was…

Michael Gilmour: At this time of year, I like to take a few minutes to think about the state of the domain industry and what I personally managed to accomplish over the past year. In many respects, I’m finding that 2019 was tremendously positive for the different business domain business models this has setup 2020…



AUCTION RECAP OF DECEMBER 30, 2019

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



DAN.com Year in Review

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: DAN.com (an advertiser here) gave some insights on 2019 vs 2018. The number that stood out to me the most was 14% of the revenue of our sellers has become recurring due to installments & domain rentals. I did not think it would be that big, more like 5%. Year in…



Ruby.com Acquired by Ruby Receptionists (CallRuby.com)

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Yesterday morning, I published an article about the apparent sale of the Gold.com domain name. The domain name appears to have been sold by a subsidiary of a major jewelry retail chain for an undisclosed amount of money. In response to my tweet about that sale, Josh Schoen mentioned that the…



225 Domain Discoveries for December 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 December 30th – 99655.com sold for $15,003 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: GoDaddy had the top four sales yesterday led by 99655.com which sold for $15,003. NameBio recorded 292 sales $100+ for a total of $174,585 with an average sale price of $598. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 4% in the number of sales but the total dollar…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, December 31st

By Josh E DSAD.com: Happy last day of 2019. My resolution is to not be a lazy domainer in 2020. 🙂 Have a great New Year. Main List NameJet Flippa/Sedo LLLL.com’s LLL, CCC, 5L Other LLLL’s Short Brandables&… Source: Domaining     



Reported country code sales in 2019 up over 2018

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Country code sales ticked up in 2019 versus the last two years. Over dollar volumes were slightly up, with the number of total sales up substantially vs 2018. Average sale price was down vs 2018 by just under $700. 2017 5,885 Total Sales$9.8m Dollar Volume$1,664 Average Price$237.5k High Price 2018…



Your Best Domain Name Purchase of 2019?

By Elliot Silver I bought somewhere between 250 – 300 domain names in 2019 in private or via auction. This number is more than 2018 due in part to taking more chances on closeout purchases via GoDaddy Auctions. It also represents a fairly large number considering my portfolio stands at just about 1,000 domain names….



Godaddy No Reserve Auctions: Ending 12/30

Godaddy No Reserve Auctions: Ending 12/30 Godaddy No Reserve Auctions Ending Soon Top Investor PicksAuction End Time: 12/30/2019 11:00 am*(PST) Click on a domain to be redirected to the auction listing Domain Bid (no reserve) Olfred.com $89 ArcadeGiants.com $89 MvpProduct.com $89 CreditCarrier.com $89 LasVegasLocations.com $89 UniteDigitalMedia.com $89 CurrencyExchangeForum.com $89 PurchaseAmmo.com $89 ExpertDemand.com $89 EnduranceTrack.com $89…



How To Leverage A Portfolio Of Unused Domains

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: 34488.com sold for $12,001 / How to park a domain and still use it as an email / LastName.me vs LastName.co / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying … → Source: Domaining     



Best Document Management Software

By Quick Sprout Editorial Document management software has become a crucial component of running a business in 2020. So many organizations are either going paperless, have remote employees, or both. These new trends make it unrealistic to keep documents and paperwork in physical filing cabinets or boxes in an office. Document management software allows you…



Gold.com Appears to Have Been Sold

By Elliot Silver It appears that the Gold.com domain name has been sold sometime in the last week. Gold.com transferred from corporate domain registrar CSC to Uniregistry. The domain name is now registered under Whois privacy proxy and has a “launching soon” landing page. Jamie Zoch was the first person to publicly notice the transfer…



Dot .TOP #domains top #SpamHaus list of most abused #TLDs

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: SpamHaus, a global keeper of domain and IP violations, maintains a list of abusive behavior originating from a large variety of gTLDs and TLDs. How does SpamHaus measure that type of negative performance among domain extensions? The abusive behavior of domain TLDs is calculated as the ratio of abusive domains that exist…



Mike Mann reveals #domain sale at $2,222 dollars per word!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: If you’re a Mike Mann fan, odds are that you’ve followed our MannQuotes series. The prolific domain investor is often compared to a machine, thanks to his ability to turn seemingly low value domains into sales in the thousands of dollars. By doing so consistently, Mike Mann is truly a domainer legend,…



Lessons From 2019 IPO Bust (One Now Worth .18 Cents) and… Teleportation Is Real

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Canopy, HEXO, and Tilray; Marijuana Drinks; 23-Old NYC Budget; Eyewear; IPO; Ride Hailing; Cannabis One company bought all the retail outlets for glasses, used that to force sales of all the eyewear companies and jacked up prices by as much as 1000% Related: 60 Minutes – Luxottica….



AUCTION RECAP OF DECEMBER 29, 2019

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



#ICU doing it : Top #gTLD is using Asian registrars for promo #domain registrations

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Dot .ICU is the number one new gTLD currently, with 4.9 million domains. The TLD’s crazy ride, surpassing .TOP and .XYZ along the way, has been aided by some obvious heavy promotion in Asia. Two domain Registrars in particular, West263 International Limited and Web Commerce Communications Limited dba WebNic.cc, account for the…



NamesCon Austin hotel sold out, new blocks announced

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Conference organizers strike deals with nearby hotels. Both of NamesCon’s hotel blocks at the Omni Hotel for January’s conference in Austin have sold out. In fact, the entire hotel is now sold out for the conference. NamesCon announced today that it has arranged for discounted rates at nearby hotels….



Now PIR rubbishes .org “downtime” claims

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Two of Public Interest Registry’s top geeks have come out swinging against recent claims that .org will suffer days of downtime if PIR is acquired by Ethos Capital. Chief technology officer Joe Abley and Susanne Woolf, senior director of technology community engagement, have penned a blog post calling the recent assertions…



2020 Domain Industry Predictions – DNW Podcast #266

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Hear predictions about the next year in the domain industry. This week you’ll get predictions for 15 people (including me) about what to expect in the domain name industry next year. I also asked people what their biggest surprise was during 2019. It’s a great way to close out…



Your Best Domain Name Purchase of 2019?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I bought somewhere between 250 – 300 domain names in 2019 in private or via auction. This number is more than 2018 due in part to taking more chances on closeout purchases via GoDaddy Auctions. It also represents a fairly large number considering my portfolio stands at just about 1,000 domain…



Top Stories: Alpnames shuts down

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: A big story of 2019 was when a domain name registrar shut down without warning. What would you do if your domain name registrar suddenly disappeared? In 2019, domain name registrar Alpnames shut its doors without notice. ICANN subsequently stepped in to revoke its accreditation. This left domain holders…



#Uni Market : One second before midnight might get you a free #domain!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: If you register a domain at Uniregistry one second before midnight on December 31, 2019, it might be free. Frank Schilling, founder of Uniregistry, said on Twitter: “Uni will give away 20 free domain names, as long as they are registered 1 second before 2019 ends! It’s a way of saying goodbye…



This elite startup uses a long numeric domain

By Kassey Lee Domain Name Wire: This popular Chinese company uses a five digit domain name. This year’s Top 100 Chinese Internet Companies list welcomes a new member which, surprisingly, uses a long numeric domain as its corporate domain. Here’s the story behind choosing the domain. The Internet Society of China and Ministry of Industry…



Gold.com Appears to Have Been Sold

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: It appears that the Gold.com domain name has been sold sometime in the last week. Gold.com transferred from corporate domain registrar CSC to Uniregistry. The domain name is now registered under Whois privacy proxy and has a “launching soon” landing page. Jamie Zoch was the first person to publicly notice the…



150 Domain Discoveries for December 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…



DI Leaders Roundtable #4 — Big predictions for 2020

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Hindsight is 2020, right? Not this time! We’re rolling up to the end of the year, so for the fourth DI Leaders Roundtable I thought I’d task my panel of industry experts with the wholly original and unpredictable question: What do you think will be the major trends or developments in…



$215k in Sales on December 29th – Powerboat.com sold for $12,550 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Powerboat.com which sold for $12,550 at DropCatch. NameBio recorded 282 sales $100+ for a total of $198,607 with an average sale price of $704. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 19% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



Recap of 9 Domain Predictions for 2019

By Alvin Brown KickStartCommerce.com: It’s that time of the year to look back to see how those lofty predictions actually turned out. For 2019, I made 9 predictions pertaining to domain sales, new domain extensions, bloggers, conferences, and the overall economics of the domain industry in general. I’m hoping to greatly improve the percentage of…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday December 30th, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: You may or may not have noticed I missed yesterday’s list and haven’t been on Twitter the last few days. I got food poisoning Friday afternoon/night and it hit me pretty hard Saturday early in the AM. I haven’t vomited in 20 years and didn’t this time, but I knew something was…



After going for $57,000 at GoDaddy auctions gambling-law-us.com now developed

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: When gambling-law-us.com closed at $57,000 back in early November, I thought the price might get rolled back due to some non bidders. The domain was paid for and now there is a website up and running on the domain name. The domain previously was owned by an actual lawyer that practiced…



Brandable domain name sales week 51 & 52: Novo.com, XChange.com, Invinity.com

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: I hope everyone had a great Christmas holiday and is looking forward to the new year and a new decade. For me, looking back at the past 10 years, getting started with investing in domain names and co-founding Efty are the best business decisions I made. On the personal side, getting…



Everyone else seems to be doing it so why not? My decade highlights

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: With the decade coming to an end I’m seeing lots of posts on Twitter where people review the last decade in their life. So I thought I may as well join in here on my blog. I can only do a post like this every ten years so may as well not…



Poll: Biggest Domain Industry Change this Decade?

By Elliot Silver “Snoopy,” a longtime domain industry participant, posted a poll on Twitter asking people what they think “has been the biggest domain industry change this decade?” Snoopy provided four options from which to choose and invited people to comment if they have another suggestion beyond the four he chose. I would be interested…



The Average Length of Domain Rentals

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Actual vs Expected Revenue from Domain Leases / Redirecting sub-pages from an expired domain you grabbed / CowboyHats.com sold for $9,000 / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying 1 word Premium .IO domains – Total Budget: $5,000.00 –…



Decade.com : Not yet prime time for this premium #domain name

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Decade.com was registered in 1995, right as domains were about to stop being free. This premium domain name has been used for years as the storefront of Decade Computer Services, Inc., a computer services company based in Coral Springs, Florida. As far as design updates go, time has stood still – the…



AUCTION RECAP OF DECEMBER 28, 2019

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



Poll: Biggest Domain Industry Change this Decade?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: “Snoopy,” a longtime domain industry participant, posted a poll on Twitter asking people what they think “has been the biggest domain industry change this decade?” Snoopy provided four options from which to choose and invited people to comment if they have another suggestion beyond the four he chose. I would b……



202 Domain Discoveries for December 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…



Top Topics: I Sold a $37 for $25,000; Your Predictions for 2020…

By James Iles NamePros.com: Last week, we brought you news of the likely Everest.com sale. At the time, we had no official verification of the sale, but thanks to a helpful senior staff member from National Gun Trader who confirmed the company’s acquisition of the domain name. No details of the domain’s sales price have…



$165k in Sales on December 28th – RapidLoans.com sold for $10,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was RapidLoans.com which sold for $10,000 at NameJet. NameBio recorded 237 sales $100+ for a total of $148,558 with an average sale price of $627. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 1% in the number of sales but the total dollar…



Trav’s List of Domains at Auction for Sunday December 29th, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: There are a LOT of 5N .com domains expiring at GoDaddy today. I count 43 of them. GoDaddy is going to kill it if these end up rolling all the way through. So much money left on the table – you have to wonder what the situation is. The one with…



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