Category: Domain News

5 features to power up your Gmail

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: These features make email management easier. Gmail is the hub for managing my business and the browser tab I spend the most time in. But Gmail is only as powerful as you make it. Here are 5 features I use that make Gmail more effective. Snooze A cluttered inbox…



Trending keywords in April center on drug addiction and treatment

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Verisign released their top trending keywords for April and .com was all about drug rehab and treatment. Rehab.tv actually sold for $9,000 after being sold for $10,000 previously. COM .NET rehab freedom drug repro centers earth alcohol tell treatment names addiction buyer rated duct materials mega blues seller when goods The…



Koch Org. Gets StandTogether.com in Advance of Rebrand

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: The Washington Post reported that The Seminar Network, a non-profit organization founded and funded by billionaire Charles Koch, is being rebranded as Stand Together. Wisely, the organization acquired the brand match StandTogether.com domain name in advance of the rebranding. If you visit StandTogether.com you can see that the domain… Source: Domaining…



Addicting.com owner shows up to defend domain name

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Addicting.com owner challenges in rem action. The owner of the domain name Addicting.com showed up to defend its domain name in a lawsuit. Addicting Games, Inc., led by Bill Karamouzis (podcast), filed an in rem lawsuit against the domain name in January claiming cybersquatting. Federal Investment Group, LLC (FIG),…



Morrisons Fresh .com : #British supermarket chain loses #UDRP after private investigation fails

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC of Bradford, UK, filed a UDRP against the registrant of MorrisonsFresh.com. The Respondent is primarily an importer of fresh fruit, some of it arriving from places such as central America. The Complainant is a company with over 110,000 employees and has annual revenue of around GBP 17 billion….



AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 20, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 20, 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…



Trending domain name keywords: drug, rehab, freedom, repro

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of April 2019 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. You can find the list from last month here. My experience shows that 700 or 800 (or even less) domain registrations are enough to…



CentralNic grabs more of the reseller market with $16.5 million acquisition

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: CentralNic is living up to its self-described role as an industry “consolidator” with the acquisition of Australian domain wholesaler TPP Wholesale. The company, assuming it manages to find the financial backing, will pay AUD 24 million ($16.5 million) for the business, currently a unit of ARQ Group (formerly known as Mel……



Two More Keynotes Added to NamesCon Europe

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: NamesCon Europe added two additional keynote speakers to the agenda today. Frank Schilling, founder of Uniregistry, and professional surfer João de Macedo will be delivering keynote addresses during next month’s conference in Portugal. NamesCon previously announced the conference panel topics, as well as a keynote from another … Source: Domaining     



Analyzing startup domain names (take two)

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Most still use .com. Last year I reviewed the domain names that MassChallenge’s incoming Texas class of startups used for their businesses. MassChallenge just announced its new Texas class, so let’s take a fresh look. 84% of the companies that had a domain name when they were announced last…



#Domainers : Avoid meeting with Death, for as long as you can

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Today’s news of Alton Leroy Flanders passing is a reminder of our vulnerable human side – it comes with an expiration date. Ironically, one of Flanders’ best domains is bidder.com, and it seems that it will be heavily bid on upon expiration. As individuals we want to live a long, prosperous, happy…



EURid inks trademark protection deal for non-trademark owners

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: .eu registry EURid is partnering on an alerts service for would-be trademark owners. The company this week announced a deal with the EU Intellectual Property Office that will see applicants for European trademarks being able to receive alerts if and when somebody else registers the .eu domain matching their desired mark….



170 Domain Discoveries for May 21st

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…



Poll: Will .Amazon be a Gamechanger for New Extensions?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I believe that Domain Incite was the first domain name industry website to break the news that Amazon will almost certainly be getting the rights to operate the .Amazon domain name extension. Domain Name Wire and OnlineDomain.com also wrote articles about the .Amazon extension and what it might mean for Amazon…



CENTR: domain growth now slowest EVER

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The number of registered domain names in the world is growing at its slowest rate ever, according to CENTR. Its latest CENTRstats Global TLD Report, covering the first quarter of 2019, shows median domain growth of 3.4% year-over-year, a “record low”. That stat peaked at 29.8% in the third quarter of…



$151k in Sales on May 20th – GreatNames.com sold for $25,000 – 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 GreatNames.com which sold for $25,000. NameBio recorded 280 sales $100+ for a total of $119,703 with an average sale price of $428. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 9%…



Court rules domain name list should stay secret

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Publishing a list of every domain name in their zone is something that most TLD registries do automatically on a daily basis, but a court in Chile has ruled that doing so is a cybersecurity risk. NIC Chile, which runs .cl, said last week that it has won an appeal against…



Brandable domain name sales week 19 & 20: Medidata.com, Thiink.com, Yona.com

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: I wasn’t able to find the time last week to pull together a list so we have two weeks of sales data for you in this post. And what a list it is! Almost the entire list consists of five-figure sales. To say the market for brandable domain names is hot…



Is it still too early, or too little, too late for emoji domains?

By Alvin Brown The Domains: It’s always interesting to travel back through time, and examine the lifecycle and events of a trending topic, especially when it relates to domains. Now having been entrenched or involved with domains for the last 7-8 years, I find that the domain industry is not an exception. There have been…



Someone needs to stop Roy Flanders’ domain names from expiring

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Hopefully Enom or someone else can step up but the domains of a domain investor who passed away are expiring and it needs to stop. Ron Jackson wrote about Roy Flanders back in December of 2016. sadly Roy passed away. I did not know the man personally but for those…



Daily Domain Picks 5-21-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 5-21-19 GreatNames.com was the top close at $25,000. Now this name expired at Enom so not sure if they will have time to still renew. JobsTech.com sold for $3,250 for the plural I think that’s a good price. Top sales/closes from yesterday: greatnames.com 25,000 USD 2019-05-20 GoDaddy 1yy.com…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, May 21st

By Josh E DSAD.com: Main List NameJet Flippa/Sedo LLLL.com’s LLL, CCC, 5L Other LLLL’s Short Brandables Numbers One Worders Vape, Vegan, VR Snap Names/Dropcatch NamePros Godaddy Value BIN Available For Reg Fee Click the links for current prices, most links are commissionable an… Source: Domaining     



ICANN redacts the secrets of Verisign’s .web deal

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Afilias thinks it has found the smoking gun in its fight to wrestle .web out of the hands of rival Verisign, but for now the details are still a closely guarded secret. The company recently filed an amended complaint in its Independent Review Process case against ICANN, after it managed to…



Got a spare three grand? For a limited period, you can buy a .th domain name

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The Thailand ccTLD registry’s unusual, and unusually expensive, approach to selling second-level domains has seen .th open up for another limited-period application window. Until June 30, anyone can pay THNIC Foundation a THB 10,000 ($313) fee to “apply for” a 2LD. Each application will be manually reviewed, and suc… Source: Domaining…



Domain Investing Guide

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Is this a better idea than domain parking? / The psychology of the first domain sale / TheNomad.com sold for $4,550 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: 6 … → Source: Domaining     



Believe in Yourself

Michael Gilmour: Embarrassingly, as many readers are aware, Australia has gone through seven prime ministers in the last ten years. The latest PM, Scott Morrison, only assumed the job eight months ago and across the last weekend the nation went to the polls to decide what to do with him. I must admit that I…



Google domain name penalties can stick around a lot longer than you might expect

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I was reading an interesting article in Search Engine Journal this morning about how Google penalizes some domain names, and doesn’t lift the penalty even years later after the domain has changed hands and has a new site on it. It’s something that some new domain owners find out the hard way….



Godaddy Auctions Ending Today 5/20

96 Godaddy Auctions Ending Today 5/20CoveredForLess.com, VegasBlitz.com, CargoChamp.com, IceCoffees.com and more<!– No Reserve Auctions Ending Soon DropEngine takes an algorithmic approach to drop capturing domains that have a high probability of resale. Take the guess work out of domain investing and build your portfolio the smart way with DropEngine.com. <!– –> Top Investor PicksAuction End…



End to End Testing in Iris

By Brad Cox Hack Days were upon us and what was a quality assurance tester to work on? What would bring value to the company, make my job simpler, and be a fun… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



What are you hoping to acquire with $500?

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: The topic I am curious about, the buyers (wherever they are) looking for 1 word .coms, generic, descriptive not made-up or anything like that. What kind of names are you hoping to acquire with a $500 budget? This is a serious question, are the hopes for very obscure, not well known,…



Rick Schwartz Has Made $30 MILLION via PPC Parking

By Elliot Silver If you don’t follow Rick Schwartz (Domain King) on Twitter, you should. I don’t agree with everything he says nor do I always agree with his approach to the business of domain investing, but there is no doubt that he is one of the most successful domain investors of all time. The…



#CarCam .com : WIPO #UDRP ends up with Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The domain CarCam.com does not infringe on a mark – that’s the consensus of the WIPO panel that decided on this UDRP case. The Complainant, Limited Liability Company AV 808 of St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, owns the International Trademark Registration no. 1150989 for CARCAM, registered on January 9, 2013. They opera… Source:…



The problem with not finding reverse domain name hijacking

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Panelists should find RDNH even when a complainant is just very misguided. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has given a free pass to a Complainant who seemed to not understand the requirements of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). Sébastien Paches filed a UDRP to get…



Next viral #domain : Help me, I need a #Lamborghini !

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: You never know where the next viral meme will come from, and this time around it’s “Help me! I need a Lamborghini!” How did this silly phrase become viral anyway? Arnold Schwarzenegger was visiting South Africa, when someone ran towards and kicked the 71 year old Arnie in the back, dropping him…



Emoji Domains – ROI, Tech Updates & More – with Matan Israeli

By DomainSherpa DomainSherpa.com: Hear how Matan Israeli discovered a technical niche in emoji domains, how they work, his ROI, sales strategy and more.If you’re searching to find your niche, Matan’s thought process and insights will inspire you to think differently! And if you are curious about emoji domain usage, languages in technology, or investing in…



.Amazon domain names are getting closer

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: So after years of going back and forth it seems that the .Amazon domain name are getting closer to coming live soon. It seems that ICANN just ignored its own rules and the governments of the Amazon region and bent over backwards to please the big money: Jeff Bezos and Amazon….



CentralNic acquires Australian TPP Wholesale

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: CentralNic Group PLC (AIM: CNIC) announces it has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire the Sydney-based business TPP Wholesale that claims to be the leading Australian and New Zealand platform for resellers of domain names and hosting in Australasia for a headline consideration of $24m AUD. Here are the details…



#Paches .com UDRP : #WIPO panelist “goes soft” on Swiss Complainant

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The UDRP against the domain Paches.com delivered a finding favoring the Respondent, who registered the domain 19 years ago. Paches is a dish from Guatemala, as numerous results show on Google. The WIPO panelist maintained that despite identifying several points against the Complainant, Sébastien Paches of Morges, Switzerlan, who atte… Source: Domaining…



Russian car cam company guilty of reverse domain name hijacking

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company wanted .com domain to match its .ru website. A Russian electronics seller known for its car cameras has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking by a World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) panelist. Limited Liability Company AV 808, which uses the domain name CarCam.ru, filed a cybersquatting…



Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed: DoubleDutch.com, Office.org & more…

By Travis M. DSAD.com: The screenshots below are examples of buyers of domains from the past few months that have either developed their sites, or purchased an upgrade domain and have redirected their acquisition to an existing website. DoubleDutch.com sold for $20,000 on Namejet. It looks like the new owner is the event management platform…



Ron Jackson – DNW Podcast #237

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Ron Jackson of DNJournal tells us what he’s seeing in the aftermarket. Ron Jackson keeps tabs on domain name sales at DNJournal. On today’s show he discusses what he is seeing in the market, comparing .com to non-.com TLDs and country code domains. Ron answers the question on if…



Amazon might give new TLDs a boost

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: The company could drive awareness by using .Amazon. ICANN moved a big step closer to awarding the .Amazon top level domain name to Amazon.com Friday. The non-profit domain overseer approved a resolution that moves the top level domain forward against the wishes of Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO). Two…



AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 19, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 19, 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…



OTC : Dot .APP #domain was sold for six figures in China

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Hashnest Cloud Mining, a cryptocurrency services company based in China, has spent some serious cash on a dot .APP domain name. OTC.app was reportedly acquired by Hashnest on Many 15th. The company’s founder, Rob Zhang, spent “over 6 figures CNY” equivalent of Bitcoin for the domain. The seller is Jeremy HM Chou,…



Daily Domain Picks 5-20-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 5-20-19 28678.com was the top close on Sunday at $14,833. Top sales/closes from yesterday: 28678.com 14,833 USD 2019-05-19 GoDaddy thenomad.com 4,550 USD 2019-05-19 GoDaddy rpb.fr 3,904 USD 2019-05-19 Sedo cyberattorney.com 3,850 USD 2019-05-19 GoDaddy altcoin.net 3,610 USD 2019-05-19 GoDaddy poliblogger.com 2,950 … Source: Domaining     



A Mann with a #domain business plan

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Mike Mann is a serial entrepreneur with millions of dollars worth of sales and acquisitions. The hyperactive domainer often shares his latest domain sales, and most arrive with a dollar tag. In a recent post, Mike Mann shared some of his latest sales – all achieved in one day: ReliableTranslations.com ReadyHomebuyers.com Kalyps……



Rick Schwartz Has Made $30 MILLION via PPC Parking

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: If you don’t follow Rick Schwartz (Domain King) on Twitter, you should. I don’t agree with everything he says nor do I always agree with his approach to the business of domain investing, but there is no doubt that he is one of the most successful domain investors of all time….



CentralNic buys rest of Melbourne IT’s reseller business for AUD $24 million

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: CentralNic bulks up in Australia by acquiring carveout of what used to be Melbourne IT. Domain name company CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) is acquiring TPP Wholesale from ARQ Group Limited (ASX: ARQ), formerly known as Melbourne IT. The company will pay total consideration of AUD $24 million (USD $16.6…



182 Domain Discoveries for May 20th

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…



$152k in Sales on May 19th – 28678.com sold for $14,833 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: GoDaddy had six of the top ten sales yesterday led by 28678.com which sold for $14,833. NameBio recorded 308 sales $100+ for a total of $121,925 with an average sale price of $396. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 15% in the number of sales and the…



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