Daily Domain Picks 7-18-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 7-18-19 All the glitz of live auctions can sometimes take you down an unprofitable path. BitcoinMarket.com sold for $5,200 at NamesCon Europe. The seller posted in an appraisal thread on another domain they own that the sale price was the same price they acquired it for back in…



What percentage of your portfolio should be in liquid domains?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Here’s a question I find myself pondering all the time – what percentage of your portfolio is (or should be) numeric domains? As I’ve pointed out many times before, numeric domains are selling for five figures all the time at Go Daddy auctions, and the prices only seem to be getting higher….



Just sold Cello.tv for $3k – An inside story

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: Regulating Pricing for Registrations & Renewals / WeFox.jp sold for $10,653 / .CA To Be Released – TBR Weekly Pick List / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying … → Source: Domaining     



Raja.com Subject of UDRP

By Elliot Silver This afternoon, I noticed that a UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization against the four letter Raja.com domain name. The UDRP is WIPO Case D2019-1680, and it looks like it was filed this week. According to a translation tool I used, the Hindi word Raja means King in English….



Joe Uddeme at NameExperts.com Books $285,000 Sale To Top This Week’s Chart

DNJournal: After ringing up one of last year’s 10 biggest sales, Joe Uddeme is back with one of this year’s 15 biggest deals to date. Source: Domaining     



Neustar to Continue Operated .US Extension

By Elliot Silver According to a press release I received today, Neustar has been awarded the contract to continue operating the .US ccTLD extension. The contract was awarded by the US Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and the contract length is for up to ten years. There are over 2 million…



Breaking Badness Episode 20: Not Just Phishing for the Halibut

By Kelsey LaBelle Not Just Phishing for the Halibut Coming up this week on Breaking Badness. Today we discuss: More Doom and Zoom for the Video Conferencing Industry, Holy Mackerel Amazon Accounts No… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



Raja.com Subject of UDRP

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: This afternoon, I noticed that a UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization against the four letter Raja.com domain name. The UDRP is WIPO Case D2019-1680, and it looks like it was filed this week. According to a translation tool I used, the Hindi word Raja means King in…



$7,500 Raised… $5,000 To Go

By Elliot Silver With support from friends and colleagues in the domain industry, my 2019 Pan-Mass Challenge fundraiser passed the $7,500 mark this morning. All of the money raised goes to the life saving work at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the most important cancer research and treatment organizations in the world. For the last…



What are they smoking? #Cannabis .cafe owner wants $50 million for the gTLD #domain

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Liberal new laws about the use of cannabis in the US and worldwide, are creating a brand new Wild West that taps the marijuana market. That market, under state control, is worth billions of dollars in taxes alone, and those with an entrepreneurial mindset are jumping on that bandwagon. Domain names with…



A look at domain sales for the first half of 2019

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Bob Hawkes published a look at the first half of domain sales in 2019. Using data from Namebio Bob gives a detailed look at the first half of reported sales. I thought there were some interesting takes like the spike up in .me and the numbers for new gtld domains….



Domain Sales Strong in First Half of 2019

By Bob NamePros.com: The first half of 2019 has been great for domain sales with the rate of NameBio-reported sales up 28% and the average price up almost 17% compared to full year 2018. The sales rate is up in all three major legacy extensions .com, .net, and .org, although average prices are down in…



#Neustar : The existing operating contract for dot .US has been extended for another 10 years

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Neustar announced that their existing contract with NTIA to operate the dot .US TLD has been extended for up to 10 years, until 2029. Dot .US is the official ccTLD of the United States of America, and Neustar – a kind sponsor of DomainGang – sent us the news in a press…



Neustar to operate .us extension until 2029

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Today, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced it awarded to Neustar a contract to continue operating the .us registry for 10 more years. The announcement says that Neustar will continue to operate the .us registry at no cost to the federal government. The cost is actually the big yearly profit…



U.S. Gov gives Neustar 10-year extension on .Us domain

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Neustar wins contract to continue operating .Us through 2029. The U.S. government has extended its contract with Neustar to operate the .Us domain name extension for the next ten years, until 2029. National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced today that the contract was awarded on June 28. The government…



Neustar to Continue Operated .US Extension

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: According to a press release I received today, Neustar has been awarded the contract to continue operating the .US ccTLD extension. The contract was awarded by the US Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and the contract length is for up to ten years. There are over 2…



Republicans nuke .GOP domain to take down fundraising rival

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: The top level domain operator of your domain name can play God. He who controls the top level domain can control all of its registrants. That’s the lesson for users of .GOP domains. The .GOP registry, which is operated by Republican State Leadership Committee, has forced the owner of…



Mike Mann files lawsuit to appeal UDRP decision

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Mike Mann has filed a lawsuit to appeal the UDRP decision regarding the LakesGas.com domain name. The UDRP complaint was filed at the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center in April and the decision came in June. The Complainant was Lakes Gas Co., a US company. The Sole Panelist, Brian J. Winterfeldt,…



AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 16, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on July 16, 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…



18 end user domain sales up to $55,000

By enduser Domain Name Wire: .Co has a strong week and an end-user buys a three-letter .com domain. Imagine attending a trade expo virtually through a robot. That’s the idea behind ExpoBot. I guarantee you its $5,000 domain purchase is small potatoes compared to its R&D budget. ExpoBot.com is just one of many excellent end…



Mee6.xyz: This week’s #WebsiteWednesday can help your Discord server reach its full potential

By Team XYZ Gen.XYZ: Mee6.xyz – Namecheap customer Online gaming has connected countless people from across the globe since its earliest days, and the community has only grown in size and passion since. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday, Mee6.xyz, is making it easier than ever for gamers to create communities around the games they love. If you’re…



#OKURRR .com : Viral #domain safe, after Cardi B’s trademark application gets initial refusal

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: In May, music phenom, Cardi B, filed for the registration of the mark OKURRR, as seen at the USPTO database: “IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Clothing, namely, T-shirts, sweatshirts, hooded sweatshirts, pants, shorts, jackets, footwear, headgear, namely, hats and caps, blouses, bodysuits, dresses, jumpsuits, leggings, shirts, sw… Source: Domaining…



Australian Broadcasting Corporation loses attempt to get ABC.net

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Australian public broadcaster loses attempt to get 24-year-old ABC.net domain name. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Australia’s national broadcaster, has lost a cybersquatting complaint it brought against the domain name ABC.net. The broadcaster failed to convince a World Intellectual Property Organization panelist t… Source: Domaining     



ABC.net #UDRP decision : The Complainant’s request should be denied

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The UDRP against the aged domain ABC.net was a shocking reminder of how long after registration such proceedings can take place. Registered in 1995, ABC.net was challenged by an Australian broadcasting corporation, operating from the domain name ABC.net.au. The company offered $8,000 dollars to the Respondent at some point, who refus… Source:…



Mike Mann files lawsuit to get #LakesGas .com #domain back after #UDRP loss

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: DomainMarket founder, Mike Mann, lost the UDRP for the domain LakesGas.com – the busy entrepreneur and operator of Phone.com is now filing a federal lawsuit. Mike Mann’s company filed the lawsuit at the US District Court for the Western District of Washington, to reverse the decision. According to domain investor, George ……



Afilias to offer Registry Lock service

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: 28 more top level domains can be locked at the registry level. Afilias is the latest domain name registry to offer a Registry Lock service for websites that need added protection against hijacking and nameserver changes. Registry Lock is very different from locking a domain name at a registrar….



$7,500 Raised… $5,000 To Go

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: With support from friends and colleagues in the domain industry, my 2019 Pan-Mass Challenge fundraiser passed the $7,500 mark this morning. All of the money raised goes to the life saving work at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the most important cancer research and treatment organizations in the world. For the…



159 Domain Discoveries for July 17th

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…



$213k in Sales on July 16th – PreventCancer.com sold for $15,250 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: GoDaddy had seven of the top ten sales yesterday led by PreventCancer.com which sold for $15,250. NameBio recorded 356 sales $100+ for a total of $182,429 with an average sale price of $512. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 19% in the number of sales but the…



Daily Domain Picks 7-17-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 7-17-19 Interesting story a domainer posted about first getting a sale on Afternic and being told funds were verified, only to be told later there actually was a problem. Worth a read for anyone using Afternic, Joe Styler did reply in the thread to help explain how payments…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Tuesday July 17th, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I turn 50 in the next few days and it’s hard not to reflect on times gone by. Most people say that times goes by fast but to me there have been so many life defining moments that have taken place over the years, I feel like its gone by just slow…



Civex.com sold to Rick Schwartz aka DomainKing

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: The best way to sell a 3 letter .com domain / 867777.com sold for $15,850 / Nerd.tv sold for $5000 / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today! Looking for GEO domain names – Budget: Up to $1,000.00 – Do…



Video – How use of new domain extensions can spur growth

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: There were a lot of really interesting talks at NamesCon Europe and one that I found particularly interesting was titled – Dark Horses & Long Shot Opportunities: Where to Invest in Today’s nTLD Market. Now first things first. I don’t personally invest in new TLDs and I don’t recommend it to other…



Part 4 – Traffic Test – Show Me the Money!

Michael Gilmour: This is the third in the series on running a traffic test. The first three articles in the series can be viewed at: Part 1 – Baseline Data Part 2 – Focusing on Performance Part 3 – Improving the Revenue In the previous three articles I’ve been taking readers through an actual traffic…



Curve Raises $55m More – Using Curve.app

By Elliot Silver Yesterday evening, TechCrunch reported that a company called Curve had raised $55 million in a Series B funding round. The latest funding round was based on a $250 million valuation. According to CrunchBase, this company had previously raised $12 million in funding, bringing its total funding to $67 million. Interestingly, Curve operates…



CBD.com: “It’s not for sale”

By Elliot Silver The Boston Globe published an article about Christian Book Distributors, a company that branded itself as CBD before CBD became a household name for the popular and widely used, cannabidiol. The Christian book publisher and distribution company owns the brand match CBD.com domain name. Smartly, the company also owns ChristianBook.com, which it…



Sedo weekly sales led by ikg.com

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Sedo released their weekly sales and ikg.com led the way at $55,000. It was a strong week with 10 five figure .com sales and another 3 five figure cctld sales. 56 .com sales 17 cctld sales 5 other tld sales Decent week for .co and .tv and a lot of…



#Sedo sales report : #Domain names sold between 7/8/2019 – 7/14/2019 topped by ikg.com at $55000

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Sedo weekly: Top sale is that of ikg.com at $55,000 dollars. Welcome to the latest edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the days spanning July 8th, 2019 – July 15th, 2019. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, sponsors of DomainGang. As a side note, Sedo…



Shift the paradigm : Clueless realtors and domain names

By Theo Develegas Acro: A lot of domain investors facilitate domain sales basing their approach on how the real estate market operates. While there are similarities in this analogy, there are also differences which make the use of real estate an imperfect example to demonstrate how the domain market works. For example, realtors are licensed…



Godaddy Auctions Ending 7/16

Godaddy Auctions Ending 7/16InsightBooster.com, HomePlate.net, ChubbyStyle.com, LivingSets.com Godaddy No Reserve Auctions Ending Today 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 Time: 7/16/2019 12:00 pm (PST)…



Curve Raises $55m More – Using Curve.app

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Yesterday evening, TechCrunch reported that a company called Curve had raised $55 million in a Series B funding round. The latest funding round was based on a $250 million valuation. According to CrunchBase, this company had previously raised $12 million in funding, bringing its total funding to $67 million. Interestingly, Curve…



#CBD .com not for sale? No problem, get the #domain CBDCBDCBDCBDCBDCBD .com dude!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Hey domainer dudes and dudettes, whaaat’s happening? I read a lot of stories recently about CBD, also known as Cannabidiol. Can’t believe they discovered that shit in 1940 and now it’s apparently getting legalized around the world. For “medicinal purposes” of course! (lol.) Anyway, domains with “CB… Source: Domaining     



New Missed Connections: Part II

By Jeffrey Gabriel Uniregistry.com: Missed Connections by Jeffrey Gabriel: Ladies and Gentlemen, a couple of weeks ago we released “Missed Connections,” a list of a group of names where an agreement was made between buyer and seller and the buyer did not pay. In my opinion, it has been a great success. Source: Domaining     



AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 15, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on July 15, 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…



Farrer & Co law firm loses cybersquatting dispute

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company tries to get matching .com that receives misdirected email. If you don’t own the .com version of your domain name, you are likely missing emails intended for your company. That’s why law firm Farrer & Co LLP filed a UDRP against Farrer.com. It uses Farrer.co.uk, and it learned…



Thoughts on domain price increases, two weeks later

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Here are my thoughts after processing ICANN’s pricing decision for the past two weeks. It’s been two weeks since ICANN quietly announced that it was going forward with removing price caps on .org, .biz and .info domain names. The comment period was a farce. ICANN–or a few people in…



#Farrer .com : Complainant in #domain UDRP cites 1769 as the year of mark’s first use

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A British law firm claimed rights to the FARRER & CO mark going back to the year of our Lord, 1769, and attempted to wrestle the domain Farrer.com from its British registrant by filing a UDRP. The domain Farrer.com was acquired in 2013, apparently on NameJet where it was sold for $3,100…



CBD.com: “It’s not for sale”

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: The Boston Globe published an article about Christian Book Distributors, a company that branded itself as CBD before CBD became a household name for the popular and widely used, cannabidiol. The Christian book publisher and distribution company owns the brand match CBD.com domain name. Smartly, the company also owns ChristianBook.com… Source:…



AdultBlock launched to block .XXX and other domains

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: MMX releases new service to block brands in adult domain name extensions. Top level domain registry MMX has launched a new service for companies to block their names on .xxx, .sex, .adult and .porn domains. Called AdultBlock, the service blocks second level domain names in all four of its…



shopping.uk sells for 50,000 Euro (plus 22 more .uk sales)

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: The domain name shopping.uk sold on Friday for 50,000 Euro or $55,308 USD. The domain was sold in an auction at domainorder.com and the buyer is redbrain.com. There have been a few more notable .uk auctions this past week like gay.uk, film.uk and gas.uk. All these auctions come from the pool…



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