Month: March 2020

GoDaddy Employee “Fell Victim to a Spear-fishing or Social Engineering Attack”

By Elliot Silver Earlier today, I published an article about a reported “security incident” involving Escrow.com. In the statement outlining what happened, Escrow.com wrote, “hackers got access to our domain registry account for the Escrow.com domain through a breach of our domain registrar’s systems.” I emphasized the last part of the statement because it seems…



Best Call Center Software

By Lars Lofgren In a world where everything has gone digital, phone support still plays a vital role in providing excellent customer service. According to a recent study, 48% of consumers say they prefer to communicate with companies on the phone. Furthermore, 75% of people say they want human interaction for customer support. Historically, call…



Shopify now owns Shop.app and Shopapp.com

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Last week Sedo broker Yiming Yang brokered the domain name Shop.app for $200,000. At the time the domain was in transfer and now the whois has been updated. The buyer is Shopify and the domain name has moved to MarkMonitor Inc. Shopify also owns the domain name Shopapp.com as well….



Namepros goes back to it’s roots

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: With everything going on today Namepros is providing a bit of nostalgia, transporting users back to a simpler time. Hop in the time machine and go back to 2004 It does take me back, I always liked that blue with the dimpled dots on the side. So if you haven’t logged…



BREAKING: ICANN’s number two Cyrus Namazi quits. Probably due to sexual discrimination claims.

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The head of ICANN’s Global Domains Division, Cyrus Namazi — arguably ICANN’s number-two exec — has resigned from the organization, according to multiple sources. I believe it’s related to allegations of sexual discrimination. ICANN staffers were told this evening that he’s resigned “effective… Source: Domaining     



PaycheckProtection.com sold for $4,488

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: The Security Domains Market / 10 Most Sold .in Domain Names of All Time / Plan for the future: Protect your domain assets / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Keyword Request #1: “Smart” Names – Budget: Up to…



Escrow.com Statement on “Security Incident”

By Elliot Silver Yesterday evening, I received a text message from a colleague asking me if I had seen the Escrow.com website. I had opened a transaction a few hours earlier, and I did not notice any issues on the site. I did a hard refresh, and I saw that the homepage had been seemingly…



GoDaddy Employee “Fell Victim to a Spear-fishing or Social Engineering Attack”

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Earlier today, I published an article about a reported “security incident” involving Escrow.com. In the statement outlining what happened, Escrow.com wrote, “hackers got access to our domain registry account for the Escrow.com domain through a breach of our domain registrar’s systems.” I emphasized the last pa… Source: Domaining     



#Uniregistry details transition of #domain services to #GoDaddy

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Uniregistry sent out the following email to its customers, detailing the transition of services to GoDaddy; several key parts of Uniregistry were acquired in a deal disclosed last month. Acquisition notice to our customers. As we get closer to closing the deal with GoDaddy, we have a few things we need to…



Meapp.info upgrades to Me.app

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Me.app sold for $24,000 on Sedo. The domain name now forwards to MeApp.info. I would imagine they will soon make Me.app the standard website and forward meapp.info. From the website Everything you need to know about ME APP Let us explain you about all the features ME APP can offer! More…



Sedo weekly sales led by six figure sale of Shop.app

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Sedo released their weekly sales and Shop.app led the way at $200,000. Instructions.com was second at 50,000 GBP, ($62,059). Connys.com was third at 30,000 Euro, ($33,066). 31 .com sales 12 cctld sales 3 other tld sales Me.app sold for $24,000 so it was a good week for .app fans. CasinoMonkey…



#Sedo #domain sales for the week of Mar 30, 2020 topped by Shop.app at $200,000

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Sedo weekly: Top sale is that of Shop.app at $200,000 dollars. Welcome to the latest edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the week ending on March 30, 2020. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, sponsors of DomainGang. Please read a current notice on the listing…



Sedo and InterNetX to Host Global Domain Report Webinar

By Elliot Silver Earlier this year, Sedo and InterNetX published their 2019 Global Domain Report, which includes domain name sales data, trend reports, and other insight into the domain name aftermarket. On Thursday (April 2, 2020) at 11 AM Eastern, Sedo and InterNetX will be hosting a free webinar to discuss the findings from this…



GoDaddy sells former Mike Berkens name Dirty.com

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Dirty.com was one of the one word generics that GoDaddy acquired in the Michael Berkens/Most Wanted Domains portfolio purchase. There is a popular website on TheDirty.com which has a long and interesting history. Last week Elliot Silver mentioned in a tweet that he thought the name was on the move. https://twitter.com/DInvesting/stat……



#Zoom video service shares data with Facebook, class action lawsuit alleges

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Zoom Video Communications, Inc. is facing a proposed class action lawsuit that alleges the video conferencing platform shares user data with Facebook and other third parties without adequate notice. Zoom use has skyrocketed in recent weeks due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit alleges that although the company claims to be com……



Come Join Us for an Online Social! (ALL WELCOME)

By Michael Cyger DNAcademy: Friday, April 3, 2020 at 2PM Pacific, join fellow domain name investors to network, talk about investing, get support, provide advice, or just see happy faces. 😃 Source: Domaining     



Escrow.com Statement on “Security Incident”

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Yesterday evening, I received a text message from a colleague asking me if I had seen the Escrow.com website. I had opened a transaction a few hours earlier, and I did not notice any issues on the site. I did a hard refresh, and I saw that the homepage had been…



LL .com : United #Domains has been using UD.com for a dozen years

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: United Domains is an ICANN accredited domain name registrar located in Cambridge, MA., and a sister company to Sedo. Both domain industry corporations operate under the United Internet AG umbrella, which is based in Germany. The company was founded in 2000 and it was subsidiary of Lycos Europe from 2004 until 2008….



Zoom domain registrations skyrocket

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Some of the registrations are for bad purposes. Videoconferencing solution Zoom is having its moment as millions of people work from home and kids take classes from their bedrooms. My daughter is now getting instruction on Zoom the majority of the school day. My wife and I use the…



The domain industry was estimated to be north of $6B in 2019

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: People are often surprised when I tell them that rather than investing in the stock market or real estate, my investment focus for the last thirteen years has been domain names. The initial assumption is, the domain name sales space must be tiny, and heck, some bloggers even called it dead back…



AUCTION RECAP OF MARCH 30, 2020

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on March 30, 2020. 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…



Coronavirus.DE : A joint project by #Sedo, #InterNetX and United #Domains

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Sedo, InterNetX, and United Domains have developed the domain Coronavirus.DE into an informational portal for German-speaking readers. The web site at Coronavirus.DE provides valid, verified information about COVID-19 for business owners in Germany. Translated into English, the web site is structured as follows: Information for found… Source: Domaining     



My Company Offers an App, Does My Domain Name Matter?

By Jamie Zoch Uniregistry.com: Many companies are built around a mobile application. Since “the app” is what’s offered, does a website domain name even matter for the company that only offers an app? Is your app branded? Do you wish to only rely on app stores to bring in new users? Do you communicate ……



Do we really need to own our domain name?

By Chris Zuiker Chris Zuiker: https://chriszuiker.com/survey We like it but don’t think it is needed? I give my thoughts on a recent call with a successful startup founder. Do you need to use a … Source: Domaining     



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

By Josh E DSAD.com: Main List NameJet Flippa/Sedo LLLL.com’s LLL, CCC, 5L Other LLLL’s Short Brandables Numbers One Worders … Source: Domaining     



End user research helps me decide whether to acquire a domain

By Kassey Lee Domain Name Wire: Kassey Lee explains the process he went through when evaluating an expired domain for purchase. I was watching Godaddy Auctions today and found the expiring domain YogaYoung.com. Since “yoga” is a popular keyword, I decided to look into this domain. First, I checked LinkedIn but found no company using…



192 Domain Discoveries for March 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…



Sedo and InterNetX to Host Global Domain Report Webinar

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Earlier this year, Sedo and InterNetX published their 2019 Global Domain Report, which includes domain name sales data, trend reports, and other insight into the domain name aftermarket. On Thursday (April 2, 2020) at 11 AM Eastern, Sedo and InterNetX will be hosting a free webinar to discuss the findings from…



$170k in Sales on March 30th – FanQiu.com sold for $5,555 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: GoDaddy had the top sale of the day for two days in a row, this time it was FanQiu.com which sold for $5,555. NameBio recorded 329 sales $100+ for a total of $146,378 with an average sale price of $445. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 3%…



Epik wins the Namepros 2020 Best registrar

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Epik wins the Namepros 2020 Best registrar As I have stated before this year’s poll was pretty contentious for the first time the poll was public. This allowed for everyone to see who voted in the interest of transparency. The number of votes this year was almost identical to last year….



Domain Investors see steady sales volume in lower price ranges

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Over the last couple of weeks I’ve heard from numerous full time domain name investors that they’re still seeing steady sales, just at lower prices. This weekend I had a good email exchange with someone I’ve known for years, he said his sales in the five-figure range had fallen off a cliff,…



Investor Auctions Ending Soon

Investor Auctions Ending Soon Godaddy No Reserve Auctions Ending Soon Here are our top picks for no reserve auctions closing in the next 24 hours. Top Investor PicksAuction End Time: 3/31/2020 12:00 am*(PST) Click on a domain to be redirected to the auction listing Domain Current Price (no reserve) ameriflux.com $79 arcadiarehab.com $79 archeryteacher.com $79…



Best Customer Service Software

By Lars Lofgren Your customers will make or break the success of your business. Happy customers keep coming back and spending more money, while unsatisfied customers will cause significant damage to your reputation. In fact, an unhappy customer will tell up to 15 people about their poor experience. Negative interactions spread twice as fast as…



RRSG : #ICANN group advising registrars to focus on all new #Coronavirus #domains

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: RrSG is the Registrar Stakeholder Group within ICANN. Citing current domain registration trends involving terms related to the Coronavirus pandemic, the group has shared its guidelines in a document titled, “Registrar approaches to the COVID-19Crisis.” Says the ICANN document: “Given the severity of the current glob… Source: Domaining     



Best Call Center Services

By Quick Sprout Editorial No matter what type of business you run, you need to prioritize customer support. That means giving customers the option to contact you through multiple methods—including the phone. But managing a call center on your own can be a challenge. Running an in-house call center is usually costly and labor-intensive. This…



DNS Threat Intelligence for Our Community

By 961 We are delighted to announce DomainTools Iris Integration for TheHive and Cortex. With this integration, we extend our abilities in automating Incident Response (IR) and orchestration functions within Security Operation Centers (SOCs). Source: Blog Domain Tools     



What Are You Doing About Leases and Payment Plans?

By Elliot Silver As things continue to develop, the unemployment rate will likely increase, making it difficult for people to pay critical bills like mortgage payments. While domain name lease payments and domain name payment plans are probably not considered “critical bills,” I think people will find deal partners asking to restructure payment plans or…



Sutti.com : Italian #law firm claims former partner tried to hijack #domain name

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: An Italian law firm claimed that its domain name, Sutti.com, was taken over by a former partner. SLS Società a Responsabilità Limitata, Italy jointly with Studio Legale Sutti Società Semplice, Italy, filed a UDRP to reclaim that domain name. Usually, such cases of domain hijacking end with the Complainant being told the…



Kabbage Acquires PaycheckProtection.com

By Elliot Silver As part of the CARES Act passed into law in the United States, some small businesses will be eligible for Paycheck Protection Loans as part of the Paycheck Protection Program. From the little I understand about the program, US-based small business owners can apply for a Paycheck Protection Loan through participating lenders,…



Sherpa Founders Series: Signaling Strength via .COM for a B2B – with Daniel Vassallo

By DomainSherpa DomainSherpa.com: Daniel Vassallo, who recently quit his $500k/year Software Engineering job at Amazon to found UserBase.com, has a very insightful approach to entrepreneurship, and some phenomenal advice for you. We discuss his acquisition of the domain UserBase.com and why he spent 25% of his entire startup budget on a premium.com.He has a clear…



NafJobs.org sold for $8,200

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Chinese companies use phonetic symbol domain names / Domain investing tools you wish you had / Preferred criteria when buying a domain name / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community … → Source: Domaining     



Pay your fucking bills!

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: I see a lot of people lately that are looking for an excuse to not pay their bills on time. (or ever?) And I am not talking about people that have lost their jobs or income due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yes, there are a lot of people that have or…



Cybersquatting and Reverse Domain Name Hijacking: UDRP to ACPA

By Gerald M. Levine IPLegalCorner.com: Trademark owners in the U.S. have a choice in suing for alleged cybersquatting: either the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) or the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA). Of the two, the UDRP is far and away the forum of choice, for a very good reason: it is speedy,…



InLoco.com #UDRP : It’s a case of Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking for this 1999 registration

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Filing a UDRP against the domain name, InLoco.com, ended up being a bad decision for the Brazilian Complainant. Registered in 1999 by the Respondent, InLoco.com predates the date of first use by the Complainant, Loco Tecnologia da Informação S.A., Brazil. The Complainant acquired a trademark in 2017. In their statement refuting the…



Loco UDRP ends in reverse domain name hijacking

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Tech company tries to hijack domain name registered in 1999. A Brazilian technology company has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in its effort to get the domain name InLoco.com. The Complainant, In Loco Tecnologia da Informação S.A., uses InLoco.com.br for its website. The phrase “in loco”…



What Are You Doing About Leases and Payment Plans?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: As things continue to develop, the unemployment rate will likely increase, making it difficult for people to pay critical bills like mortgage payments. While domain name lease payments and domain name payment plans are probably not considered “critical bills,” I think people will find deal partners asking to restructure p… Source:…



Flatten.ca: a great domain and great idea

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: College students registered Flatten.ca to help flatten the curve in Canada. We’ve all heard of “flattening the curve” by now. Some Canadian college students have created a website to contribute to the effort, and they chose a great domain for it. The students, who are home from college due…



LLL .com auctions : No, the three letter #domain name WTL.com has not expired!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: It’s very rare to see three letter .com domains (LLL) dropping these days, and WTL.com is not one of them. DropCatch is listing the three letter domain, WTL.com prominently on its auctions currently, but the domain has not expired or dropped. So what is going on? For a while now, DropCatch is…



Adjusting to the downturn and going virtual – DNW Podcast #279

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Here’s how one investor is thinking about his domain portfolio in light of the economic downturn. Domain name investor Page Howe returns to the program this week. Page talks about how he’s managing his portfolio in light of the coronavirus bust, and how the shift to web-based work could…



AUCTION RECAP OF MARCH 29, 2020

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on March 29, 2020. 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…



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