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  • newBig shakeup at MMX after accounting investigation

    Big shakeup at MMX after accounting investigation

    CEO and CFO are out after board investigates company’s finances. The Board of top level domain name company MMX (London AIM: MMX) has concluded an investigation into revenue recognization at the company. The casualties include the company’s CEO,…
    - 13 hours ago, 30 Oct 20, 3:24pm -
  • newNamesCon Online is free for first-timers

    NamesCon Online is free for first-timers

    Never been before? Conference will give you a free ticket. NamesCon Online, the online edition of the popular NamesCon conference, is again inviting first-timers to attend its next event for free. Attendees who want to attend for free need to fill ou…
    - 15 hours ago, 30 Oct 20, 1:45pm -
  • Less is more for domain name parking

    Less is more for domain name parking

    GoDaddy generates more revenue from parked pages by showing fewer ads. How do you optimize revenue for a parked domain name lander? Less is more, according to GoDaddy. After acquiring Uniregistry, the company tested Uniregistry landers to optimize re…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Oct 20, 5:30pm -
  • Dr. Suess goes after Grinches

    Dr. Suess goes after Grinches

    Company has won 16 cybersquatting disputes in the past year. If you’re the Grinch that infringes on Dr. Suess’ intellectual property, it’s time to retreat to your home in the hills. Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. just won a cybersquatting dispute…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 20, 3:18pm -
  • MarkMonitor parent Clarivate reports earnings

    MarkMonitor parent Clarivate reports earnings

    Acquisitions boost top line. Clarivate (NYSE: CCC), the parent company of brand protection domain name registrar MarkMonitor, reported Q3 earnings this morning. The company reported stellar growth over the same period of 2019 thanks to two acquisitio…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 20, 3:03pm -

The Domains

  • newNamePull gets a 23x return on GreenFunder.com
    Thursday had some decent domain name resales. NamePull.com scored a nice sale on Thursday selling GreenFunder.com for $4,999. This resulted in a sweet return as they acquired it for $220 in 2017 at GoDaddy auctions. Alaa.com purchased for $2,300 in 2…
    - 23 hours ago, 30 Oct 20, 5:47am -
  • Reported cctld sales in 2020 higher in 10 months than 2019 and 2018 full year
    October is winding down and there are two full months left in 2020. When we look at reported country code domain name sales, they have already surpassed 2019 and 2018 full year sales. 2020 sales are 6,344 sales for $10.5 million vs 2019 full year sal…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Oct 20, 5:34pm -
  • Two $50,000 + closes at DropCatch – Kau.com closed at $100,350
    A couple big domain name closes at DropCatch on Wednesday. Kau.com closed at $100,350 and epara.com closed at $58,056. Kau.com was registered in 1996 and owned by a Japanese company. There are no trademarks for KAU as a standalone registration. Kau i…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 20, 4:50am -
  • Sedo weekly domain name sales led by RCV.com
    Sedo released their weekly domain name sales and RCV.com led the way at $53,000. Tourist.de was second at 32,000 Euro, ($37,792). CultWines.com was third at $25,000. 30 .com sales 15 cctld sales 10 other tld sales Top 3 highlights of public SedoMLS s…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Oct 20, 8:21pm -
  • Forbes contributor asks “Is Google Helping End The Dominance Of .COM?” NO!
    A Forbes contributor, Johan Moreno published an article on Google, new gtld domains and .com. Some of the stats are not correct, the author ends the article with the following: .COM still holds about 22% of all TLD registrations, according to data fr…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 20, 2:43am -

TLD Investors

  • newWhen it comes to 4L.com F is the top starting letter in total dollars sold

    When it comes to 4L.com F is the top starting letter in total dollars sold

    Four letter .coms by starting letter So two weeks ago I published a little fun, data curiosity piece on which starting letters generated the most domain name sales. Again, it’s nothing to base your investing on and correlation does not equal causat…
    - 14 hours ago, 30 Oct 20, 3:17pm -
  • newDrones.net sells for a third of the price it sold for in 2014

    Drones.net sells for a third of the price it sold for in 2014

    Drones.net sold on Thursday for a lot less than it did in 2014. Drones.net sold for $5,845 at Sedo while back in 2014 it sold for $17,500 on Flippa. Drones is registered in 358 extensions per Dofo. It looks like the buyer in 2014 developed the name s…
    - 24 hours ago, 30 Oct 20, 5:16am -
  • Make sure you have confirmation before you call something a scam or say a sale is not legit

    Make sure you have confirmation before you call something a scam or say a sale is not legit

    This is nothing new in the domain industry but there were a couple recent examples of yelling fire in a crowded theater where there was not even any smoke. Mike Mann announced the sale of LightRock.com for $94,888. I posted the info on Namepros and t…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Oct 20, 9:14pm -
  • Pens.co and Fractal.co two domain names going in opposite directions

    Pens.co and Fractal.co two domain names going in opposite directions

    Pens.co was a domain name that sold back at the launch of the .co domain name extension. It sold for $8,200 in the landrush auctions. Pens.co dropped and went for just $630 at Sav.com. On the flipside Fractal.co was caught on the drop and closed at $…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 20, 6:41am -
  • CultWines.com a 64x Return in two years

    CultWines.com a 64x Return  in two years

    A couple of 5 figure domain name transactions on Monday. Weekdays.com expired at Uniregistry and closed at $29,723 at GoDaddy auctions. CultWines.com sold for $25,000 at Sedo. Weekdays.com sold twice before, and was once owned by Oliver Hoger. It sol…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 20, 5:34am -
  • $151,000 buyer of Fanbase.com revealed

    $151,000 buyer of Fanbase.com revealed

    Back in mid August the domain name Fanbase.com closed at auction on GoDaddy at $151,000. A website went live today and it looks like the site is going to be a service to provide another avenue for content creators and publishers to get paid. Just cre…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Oct 20, 10:07pm -
  • Brother.org expires goes for $10,001 – ChrisChristie.com closes at $8,000

    Brother.org expires goes for $10,001 – ChrisChristie.com closes at $8,000

    A few interesting names on Saturday including the domain name of the 55th Governor of the state of New Jersey, Chris Christie. Brother.org expired and closed at $10,001 on GoDaddy auctions. The domain name never had any content on it over the last 15…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Oct 20, 8:55am -
  • NR1.com closes $5,650 once sold for $25K – DropCatch scores on Recircled.com after GoDaddy no payment

    NR1.com closes $5,650 once sold for $25K – DropCatch scores on Recircled.com after GoDaddy no payment

    Some interesting domain name transactions on Friday. NR1.com sold for $25,000 back in 2008, it looks like a gentleman who I know from .TV out of Italy purchased the name. In 2015 the name went for just $3,000 on NameJet. The buyer back then owns some…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Oct 20, 9:19am -
  • Verisign conference call addresses .com wholesale increase and .web

    Verisign conference call addresses .com wholesale increase and .web

    Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported earnings yesterday. Stock is down close to 4% today. The company expects the renewal rate for third-quarter 2020 to be around 73.4%. I thought this was interesting the number of domain names up for renewal in Q4 is 34…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Oct 20, 5:20pm -
  • Using the C.A.R.E. system for brandable domain names

    Using the C.A.R.E. system for brandable domain names

    Jenna Jackson wrote an article over at Squadhelp on the C.A.R.E. system. Applying this system to brandable domain names can be a big help to those new to brandable domain name investing. Many times forum members will either ask, “What makes somethi…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Oct 20, 1:41am -

Domain Investing

  • newI was a Domain Name Hog

    I was a Domain Name Hog

    I am sure you’ve heard the phrase (or one like it), “pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered” as a warning to not be greedy. Well, unfortunately, I want to share how I got greedy and lost what could have been a profitable and substantial deal as a r…
    - 12 hours ago, 30 Oct 20, 4:37pm -
  • What Domain Name Would You Love to Develop?

    What Domain Name Would You Love to Develop?

    Drew Wash posted a question on Twitter that I think is worth discussing further. Drew asked what domain name in your portfolio you would love to develop, your current asking price, and how much it would need to earn monthly that you wouldn’t opt to…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Oct 20, 11:18pm -
  • Registration Opens for 2021 NamesCon Online

    Registration Opens for 2021 NamesCon Online

    Earlier this month, NamesCon announced its 2021 schedule of events. The annual NamesCon Global event that has been held each January (last in Austin, Texas) will be a virtual event called NamesCon Online. The exclusively online conference will take p…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 20, 1:13pm -
  • Provenance More Clear on Expiry and Drop Catch Auctions

    Provenance More Clear on Expiry and Drop Catch Auctions

    Tracking the provenance of a domain name has gotten much more difficult in the last several years. GDPR and registrar changes (like GoDaddy removing public facing Whois records) make it impossible to match an email address to a Whois record, particul…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Oct 20, 5:36pm -
  • Conflicts Between Uniregistry and Afternic

    Conflicts Between Uniregistry and Afternic

    Earlier this month, I wrote about how domain names added to Uniregistry were being listed for sale via Afternic. This served as a bit of a warning to people who may have priced a name for a prospective buyer at Uniregistry and now that price could po…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 20, 1:21pm -

DSAD

  • newDomain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday October 30th, 2020
    First, Happy Birthday to my daughter Libby who turns 21 today. My family often reads this because its my diary so Happy Birthday young lady. You’re an amazing person and I’ve loved watching it develop. Being there to pick up when you fall, (l…
    - 18 hours ago, 30 Oct 20, 10:55am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF OCTOBER 28, 2020
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on October 28, 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)…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 20, 3:15pm -
  • Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday October 29th, 2020
    It’s one of the hardest things I’ve had to do. Nothing. Don’t do anything. Just wait for my domains to sell. 95% of my domains I could put at auction and sell for more than I paid for them but I shouldn’t. I shouldn’t because to replac…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 20, 10:55am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF OCTOBER 27, 2020
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on October 27, 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)…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Oct 20, 6:22pm -
  • Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday October 28th, 2020
    Mathew McConaughey had a great thoughts the other day when he was on Rogan. I felt he was exactly on the same page as I am on a daily basis. Many of you who read here each day would probably think these are my thoughts but they are taken directly f…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 20, 10:55am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF OCTOBER 26, 2020
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on October 26, 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)…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 20, 2:58pm -
  • IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, October 27th
    My current binge worthy history podcast is Revolutions by Mike Duncan. I just finished the French Revolution, and wow, until now I never knew how long it lasted and I always thought that the royals and other nobles were the only ones executed. Turns…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 20, 11:54am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF OCTOBER 25, 2020
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on October 25, 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)…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Oct 20, 3:10pm -
  • Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday October 26th, 2020
    When I was in college at Alabama I lived in Paty Hall. Most of the dorms at Alabama are now brand new luxurious dorms that have been paid for by the huge income of Alabama football. Paty was not one of them and its still in use today. At the time…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Oct 20, 10:55am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF OCTOBER 24, 2020
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on October 24, 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)…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Oct 20, 2:02pm -

Domain Gang

  • SUCKS.COM : Another day, another generic #domain applies for trademark at the #USPTO
    Summary: SUCKS.COM aspires to be a registered trademark by filing an application at the USPTO. Ever since SCOTUS gave the green light for the registration of Booking.com as a trademark, we’ve been seeing an onslaught of new applications by registra…
    - 58 days ago, 3 Sep 20, 2:26pm -
  • China wins 22678.COM : Sold for $15,755 dollars on #DropCatch
    Five digit .com domain, 22678.com, was auctioned off on DropCatch, where it closed at $15,755 dollars. The NNNNN .com dropped unexpectedly in August, and DropCatch caught it. Numeric domains attract Chinese domain investors like bees to pollen, and t…
    - 58 days ago, 2 Sep 20, 8:40pm -
  • C.COM – Impossible single letter #domain heads to the #USPTO
    Single letter dot .com domains are impossible to register or acquire; in fact, only X.com and Z.com are officially registered. The rest of the domains are with the IANA, in reserved status. But what about C.COM, you might ask, how is it possible that…
    - 58 days ago, 2 Sep 20, 6:56pm -
  • HostMy.Cloud : #UDRP route failed to materialize for .CO.UK registrant
    The registrant of HostMyCloud.co.uk went after the absolute matching domain, HostMy.Cloud via the UDRP process. In doing so, the Complainant asserted that they have established rights to the HOST MY CLOUD mark since 2014. Meanwhile, the domain HostMy…
    - 59 days ago, 2 Sep 20, 3:31pm -
  • Chinese phisher lost Google Authenticator impostor #domain in #UDRP
    Phishing is rampant, and when the targeted brand and service is Google Authenticator there’s a lot at stake. The registrant of Google-Authenticator.com actually set up a web site thus engaging in brand infringement. Google Inc. filed a UDRP at the…
    - 59 days ago, 2 Sep 20, 3:10pm -
  • WalmartPlus.com : #Domain to be used after 14 years
    Walmart is rolling out Walmart+ as a direct competition to Amazon’s Prime. For an annual fee of $98 dollars, consumers get unlimited delivery from stores without an additional fee, including Walmart’s 2,700 stores that offer same day delivery. Th…
    - 59 days ago, 2 Sep 20, 2:34pm -
  • You might be getting $25 dollars from eBay for being one of its first members!
    Auction powerhouse, eBay, is celebrating 25 years on September 3rd, and is giving away $25 dollar coupons to some of its first members. The “HAPPY25” coupon can be redeemed towards any purchase on eBay.com worth $25.01 dollars – unfortunately,…
    - 59 days ago, 2 Sep 20, 3:18am -
  • #Sedo #domain sales for the week of August 31, 2020 topped by MoovLogistics.com at $21000
    Sedo weekly: Top sale is that of Moovlogistics.com at $21,000 dollars! Welcome to the latest edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the week ending on August 31, 2020. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, sponsor…
    - 59 days ago, 1 Sep 20, 8:05pm -
  • Tubortax.com : Fifteen years of PPC monetization ends here
    It’s the end of the line for the domain Tubortax.com – after 15 years of presumably massive earnings, it’s time to pay the final tax. The typosquatting domain was challenged in a UDRP filed by Intuit Inc., makers of the popular tax filing softw…
    - 59 days ago, 1 Sep 20, 5:31pm -
  • #Microsoft has no trademark in “window” says Respondent in Window11Updates.com #UDRP
    From the hilarious claims department: The Indian registrant of the domain Window11Updates.com claimed that Microsoft has no rights in “window,” in response to the filed UDRP. The web site at Window11Updates.com presents a series of blog posts abo…
    - 60 days ago, 1 Sep 20, 3:08pm -
  • Michael Robrock is the new CEO at Sedo
    Change in management at Sedo GmbH – Cologne, September 1, 2020 – After 20 months in his position as CEO at the German internet company Sedo GmbH, Matthias Conrad is stepping down due to personal reasons. He will be succeeded by Michael Robrock, w…
    - 60 days ago, 1 Sep 20, 1:33pm -
  • End of summer : James Booth scores big with Sun.IO #domain sale
    Domain investor and broker, James Booth, scored yet another big sale, letting go of Sun.IO for a reported $49,995 dollars. While others dig into .VC for some sun, James scored with a ccTLD popular among start-ups. The sale of Sun.IO took place on DAN…
    - 60 days ago, 1 Sep 20, 12:24am -
  • Amazon Domains: Prime Air – FAA gives online retailer the green light
    The FAA just classified Amazon Prime Air an “air carrier,” allowing the giant retailer to commence its first commercial deliveries in the US under a trial drone program. Twenty five years ago, Amazon made it easy for you to get that book, only av…
    - 60 days ago, 31 Aug 20, 9:24pm -
  • “AGFA” is his family initials, says Respondent in winning #UDRP response
    The registrant of several domains that begin with “AGFA” denied he targeted the famous brand AGFA; instead, the letters represent his and his son’s initials. Agfa-Gevaert N.V., Belgium filed a UDRP involving the domains agfachelseapartners.com,…
    - 60 days ago, 31 Aug 20, 5:09pm -
  • Generic #domains : Trademark applications for Tails.com, Wanna.com
    Registrants of generic domain names have been flocking to the USPTO to register them as marks, ever since SCOTUS decided on the Booking.com case. We keep track of these applications, and while it takes 3 to 12 months for a trademark to be registered…
    - 61 days ago, 31 Aug 20, 2:06pm -

Online Domain

  • Trademark examination guide for Generic.com terms
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a trademark examination guide for Generic.com terms. The guide issued this month was of course written after the now famous USPTO v. Booking.com case. On June 30, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Cou…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 20, 4:12pm -
  • Verisign ended Q3 of 2020 with 163.7 million .com and .net domains (up 4%)
    VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported financial results for the third quarter of 2020. VeriSign, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Verisign”) reported revenue of $318 million for the third quarter of 2020, up 3.1 percent from the same quarter in 2019.…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Oct 20, 3:51pm -
  • Do people deserve a second chance?
    Do people deserve a second chance? Of course they do. But some people had many opportunities over the past 5 years to make things right or AT LEAST they had the opportunity not being an asshole to the people they owe money to. Anyone that says “I h…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Oct 20, 12:46am -
  • 5 things you don’t want to see from a potential buyer!
    I got a domain name inquiry from a potential buyer. The domain is a 4 letter .com domain. It is not a word but it has good letters in it. The inquiry came from a generic looking free Yahoo email address from an IP in Santa Monica, California. I know…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Oct 20, 3:50pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 2 domains for $27,388 in September
    This was a slow reporting month for Mike Mann so I have included his domain appraisals from his live videos. Mike Mann reported selling 2 domain names in September for a total of $27,388. Reported prices started at $7,500 and went up to $19,888. Mike…
    - 12 days ago, 19 Oct 20, 4:47pm -
  • .au domain registrations decrease despite the pandemic
    The 2019/2020 auDA Annual Report was released, with data from the Australian domain name administrator showing an increase in domain name registrations as the impacts of COVID-19 were felt across Australia and activities moved increasingly online. In…
    - 12 days ago, 19 Oct 20, 1:16pm -
  • Useless organization spends $126 million for doing pretty much nothing
    ICANN, a useless organization that does pretty much nothing all year around, managed to “only” spend $126 million in the financial year ending 30 June 2020. Almost all of its policy development is done by volunteers while in the past year ICANN d…
    - 15 days ago, 15 Oct 20, 10:21pm -
  • Liquid domains report: $13M+ in Escrow(.)com domain sales
    Giuseppe Graziano from GGRG partnering with Escrow.com and Estibot’s parent company Intelium and ShortNames.com published the 17th edition of the Liquid Domains Overview (LXDO), which focuses on the 614,928 .com domains we call “liquid”…
    - 16 days ago, 15 Oct 20, 2:31pm -
  • 17 new Donuts New gTLDs licensed in China
    Donuts announced 17 more New gTLDs were licensed to sell in China. Donuts now has 42 New gTLDs licensed in China. The following Donuts New gTLDs were selected for licensing in collaboration with strategic registrar partners in China and were approved…
    - 16 days ago, 14 Oct 20, 7:28pm -
  • CENTR explains the role of the DNS in tackling illegal content online (video)
    CENTR has released an animated video on ccTLDs and their technical role in relation to online content. Due to increased legislative interest in this topic, the need for comprehensive educational material outlining the role and technical capabilities…
    - 17 days ago, 14 Oct 20, 4:26pm -
  • GoDaddy releases its first domain name sales report in years!
    GoDaddy released today its first domain name sales report in years! GoDaddy stopped reporting domain name sales when it went public. (NYSE: GDDY) You can see below the top 20 public domain sales for June 2020. The list is inclusive of all channels (G…
    - 17 days ago, 13 Oct 20, 10:27pm -
  • NamesCon plans 3 events for 2021
    NamesCon will soon announce 3 domain name events for 2021: “While the pandemic is keeping so many factors in flux, we’re confident that we can deliver top-notch experiences for the domain industry while keeping everyone safe. The domaining world…
    - 22 days ago, 8 Oct 20, 9:46pm -
  • Beware of “Comparable domains sold” at GoDaddy appraisals
    Beware of the “Comparable domains sold” shown at GoDaddy domain name appraisals. It seems some of these domain sales are older than 2006. Maybe some are even a lot older than 2006! When I get an inquiry for one of my domains I usually check the G…
    - 24 days ago, 7 Oct 20, 4:40pm -
  • .EU TLD may get a new registry operator

    - 24 days ago, 7 Oct 20, 2:34am -
  • Efty launches new domain marketplace
    Efty.com launched its new domain name marketplace today. Efty created a consolidated marketplace, offering a place where buyers can search for, negotiate and purchase domains from all Efty users combined. The Efty.com marketplace is a extra service t…
    - 26 days ago, 5 Oct 20, 4:46pm -
  • Sahil Gupta gets his Reverse Domain Name Hijacking poster!
    Sahil Gupta gets his Reverse Domain Name Hijacking poster courtesy of Rick Schwartz! HallofShame.com reveals new Reverse Domain Name Hijacking poster! New poster boy for 2020: Sahil Gupta. You can read the whole story of Sahil Gupta, wanna be thief o…
    - 29 days ago, 2 Oct 20, 2:01pm -
  • Minds + Machines revenue drops 5%
    Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM: MMX) announced the Group’s unaudited interim results for the six month period ended 30 June 2020. Commenting on the results, Toby Hall, CEO of MMX, said: “As a Group our core business is profitable, cash gener…
    - 30 days ago, 1 Oct 20, 12:26pm -
  • Sahil Gupta, wanna be thief of Spase .com, falsely reports me on Twitter
    Sahil Gupta, wanna be thief of the domain name Spase.com, falsely reported me on Twitter yesterday. He blocked my account for 12 hours. This is Sahil Gupta’s story of attempting to steal a domain name AND repeatedly being a liar. Sahil Gupta blatan…
    - 31 days ago, 30 Sep 20, 1:15pm -
  • Mike Mann released 4 videos with Braden Pollock, Ari Goldberger, Mike Bahlitzanakis, etc
    Mike Mann has released 4 new videos on YouTube with guests like Braden Pollock, Ari Goldberger and Mike Bahlitzanakis. These are videos #5, #6, #7 and #8 from Mike Mann’s new live series that is out every Wednesday on YouTube and Facebook. Here is…
    - 31 days ago, 29 Sep 20, 7:46pm -
  • Greece bans 263 domain names to combat online piracy
    Greece just banned 263 domain names to combat online piracy. The Hellenic Copyright Ornanization (OPI) made the decision to ban these domains after a request of the Society for the Protection of Audiovisual Works (EPOE). EPOE is a Greek anti-piracy g…
    - 33 days ago, 28 Sep 20, 3:53pm -
  • .Blog will release 47,000 3-character premium domains
    .Blog will soon release 47,000 3-character “premium” domain names. All 3-character .blog domains were reserved when .blog launched almost 4 years ago. That was simply a very bad move. The hype has since sailed and these domains will not get the s…
    - 36 days ago, 25 Sep 20, 2:39pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 9 domains for $210,703 in August
    Mike Mann reported selling 9 domain names in August for a total of $210,703. Reported prices started at $15,500 and went up to $33,900. Mike Mann sold 9 .com domains. The average reported domain sales price was $23,411. If you want to further underst…
    - 37 days ago, 23 Sep 20, 5:05pm -
  • These wholesale prices for .io domains are simply ridiculous
    What the hell are you doing people? These wholesale prices for .io domains are simply ridiculous! You are paying $2k-$5k for bad one-word domains in .io? By bad domains I mean domains that don’t go well with .io AND/OR are unlikely to be chosen by…
    - 39 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 4:57pm -
  • ThePirateBay.com domain name sells for $35,150
    Another dropped Pirate Bay domain name sold at auction. The domain name PirateBay.org was sold for $50,000 last week and it was one of the highest .org sales in 2020. Yesterday the domain name ThePirateBay.com sold for $35,150. The auction was again…
    - 40 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 12:06pm -
  • ICA released a domain name purchase agreement
    The ICA worked with many domain name attorneys to develop an annotated domain name purchase agreement. “Our goal is to educate domain investors and to benefit the industry as a whole by providing this sample agreement.  It is robust and incorporat…
    - 43 days ago, 18 Sep 20, 4:13pm -
  • Bodis suspends zeroclick ad partner
    Matt Wegrzyn, Founder & CEO of Bodis, announced that Bodis has suspended the partnership with one of their zeroclick ad partners. Here is the complete announcement: “Demonstrating our commitment to improving the quality of advertising in the domain…
    - 44 days ago, 17 Sep 20, 2:48pm -
  • New DAN – BODIS partnership
    DAN and BODIS are partnering on a hybrid monetization-sales landing page. This partnership will allow domain owners to maximize both their sales and ad revenues on their domain names. All of this will take place on a sale-monetization landing page hy…
    - 45 days ago, 16 Sep 20, 2:38pm -
  • Pirate Bay domain name sells for $50,000 at auction
    A former Pirate Bay domain name was sold for $50,000 in an auction that ended today. The auction was held at DropCatch.com that catches and auctions dropped domain names after they expire. The domain name PirateBay.org was sold for $50,000 and is one…
    - 45 days ago, 15 Sep 20, 7:21pm -
  • GoDaddy acquires the leading developer of WooCommerce
    GoDaddy acquires SkyVerge, the leading partner developer of WooCommerce a WordPress eCommerce plugin. GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SkyVerge, a leading WooCommerce product developer. Financi…
    - 46 days ago, 15 Sep 20, 2:45pm -
  • Updates on Neha Gupta and NamesCon Online
    NamesCon (owned by GoDaddy) quietly removed Neha Gupta from the NamesCon Online “Women in Domaining” session she was originally scheduled to speak at. It happened on Thursday or Friday. I am not sure as I had given up on GoDaddy until someone mad…
    - 47 days ago, 14 Sep 20, 1:24pm -
  • I will not be attending NamesCon online
    I will not be attending NamesCon online until Neha Gupta, Namaxis Pvt. Ltd., is removed from the speakers list or she says she is sorry for the front running she did. I didn’t know that NamesCon accepts front runners and scammers as speakers. Good…
    - 52 days ago, 9 Sep 20, 2:06pm -
  • Radix had $1.96M in revenue in the first half of 2020
    Radix registry shared its bi-annual premium report for the first half of 2020. The report gives a full overview of the premium domain sales across the Radix nTLD portfolio from 1st January 2020 till 30th June 2020. Premium registrations in the first…
    - 53 days ago, 8 Sep 20, 4:49pm -
  • CentralNic 2020 half year results
    CentralNic Group Plc (AIM: CNIC) announced its half year results for the six months ended 30 June 2020. Both revenue and Adjusted EBITDA have increased year-on-year, driven by a combination of acquisitions and underlying organic growth. Financial Sum…
    - 56 days ago, 5 Sep 20, 12:23am -
  • Mike Mann shares his year-to-date sales (597 domains sold)
    Mike Mann shared today (September 3, 2020) his year-to-date sales total. In the past few months Mike Mann dropped about 50,000 domains from his 350,000 (about 14%) and now has 300,000 domains in his portfolio. Mike Mann wrote an EPIC comment on my p…
    - 58 days ago, 3 Sep 20, 3:11pm -
  • Scammers are shopping around GoDaddy expired domains
    Scammers are shopping around GoDaddy expired domains while they are in auction. Today’s scammer uses the domain hugedomain.co.uk for his email address possibly to imply an association with Huge Domains. (that uses HugeDomains.com) I got an email fr…
    - 59 days ago, 2 Sep 20, 4:16pm -
  • NamesCon auction adds another 19 new domains (total is now 97)
    19 new domains were added in the past few days in the NamesCon auction but the auction list is still pretty week with only about 10 days left until the live auction. Some domains are very hard for me to see in the list. maxbet.ca? aaa.bond?? 12.icu??…
    - 60 days ago, 31 Aug 20, 7:38pm -
  • Mike Mann with Alex Pires and Krista Gable (video)
    Mike Mann talks with Alex Pires, American lawyer and entrepreneur, and then Krista Gable, former professional dominatrix and domain investor. This was Mike Mann’s 4th live video on YouTube. See here Mike Mann’s 1st live stream. See here Mike Mann…
    - 61 days ago, 31 Aug 20, 3:30pm -
  • 2020 Q2 report: domains increase by 3.3 million (up 0.9%)
    VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) today announced that the second quarter of 2020 closed with 370.1 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 3.3 million domain name registrations, or 0.9 percent, compared to t…
    - 64 days ago, 28 Aug 20, 12:01am -
  • 19 new domains added in the NamesCon auction
    19 new domains were added in the NamesCon auction but the auction list is still pretty week with only about 2 weeks left until the live auction. Some domains are really hard for me to see in the list. maxbet.ca? Seriously? I see a few domains in the…
    - 66 days ago, 25 Aug 20, 5:44pm -
  • Q2 2020: Many new domain registrations in .ie, .fr, .es and .ro
    The CENTRstats Global TLD Report Q2/2020 has been published. The report covers the status and trends in all top-level domains with a focus on European ccTLDs (country code top-level domains). Highlights from the report European market Over Q2, partic…
    - 67 days ago, 25 Aug 20, 2:50pm -
  • Efty’s DAN.COM integration is now live
    Efty’s DAN.COM integration is now live for all Efty users as announced. Doron Vermaat, Efty Co-Founder & Head of Product, said that the the first successful transaction that was processed through this partnership was the sale of Komodo.ai which so…
    - 67 days ago, 24 Aug 20, 7:14pm -
  • Mike Mann’s 3rd live video (video)
    Mike Mann had his 3rd live video on YouTube. Mike Mann talks with Paul Lowery. “My guest here Wednesday at 11AM EST is Paul Lowery, my good friend, who is a great guy, and has traveled all 50 states I think; a music aficionado overall, and a DeadHe…
    - 68 days ago, 24 Aug 20, 4:47pm -
  • DNWE integrates with DAN.com
    DNWE.com announced its integration with DAN.com! Here are all the details that DNWE shared today: We will begin accepting domains as low as $99+ rather than $299+. All transactions and transfers will be automated through our integration with DAN.com.…
    - 70 days ago, 21 Aug 20, 8:43pm -
  • .Gay releases launch plan
    Top Level Design, the .gay registry, has released its launch plan for the new domain name extension launch in September. Early Access Period (EAP) for .gay starts on September 8, 2020. General Availability (GA) is on September 16, 2020. Here is the c…
    - 72 days ago, 20 Aug 20, 2:43pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 13 domains for $292,534 in July
    Mike Mann reported selling 13 domain names in July for a total of $292,534. Prices started at $5,300 and went up to $58,000. Mike Mann sold 12 .com domains and 1 .co domain. The average reported domain sales price was $22,503. Here is the domain name…
    - 72 days ago, 19 Aug 20, 4:59pm -
  • White paper on domain name registry lock models
    CENTR has published a white paper separating registry lock services into two standardised models. This categorisation and the included recommendations can help top-level domain registries (re)design their registry lock services. The aim of the paper…
    - 73 days ago, 19 Aug 20, 1:55pm -
  • Mike Mann’s 2nd live video (video)
    Mike Mann had his second live video on YouTube. Mike Mann talks with Ben Katz. See here Mike Mann’s 1st live stream on Youtube. You can watch the 2nd live video here:The post Mike Mann’s 2nd live video (video) appeared first on OnlineDomain.com.…
    - 75 days ago, 16 Aug 20, 5:19pm -
  • 200,000 .eu domain names were crawled – here are the results
    In our effort to further understand its customers and maintain the .eu “competitive” edge, EURid has completed the first part of the .eu website categorisation. 200,000 domain names were crawled through and 81.67% were found to be connected to a…
    - 78 days ago, 14 Aug 20, 3:56pm -
  • Google running a test showing domain names only in Chrome

    - 79 days ago, 13 Aug 20, 1:09pm -
  • Mike Mann’s 1st livestream! (video)
    Mike Mann had his first livestream on YouTube. Livestream format: 1. Opening good words, plus news and current events 2. Domain info and live appraisal training 3. Guest, if applicable, with optional questions: your bio, family life history, work his…
    - 80 days ago, 12 Aug 20, 1:09pm -

Domain Incite

  • newBlood on the boardroom floor after MMX admits revenue screwup

    Blood on the boardroom floor after MMX admits revenue screwup

    MMX’s top two execs are out, after the new gTLD registry admitted that the company misstated its revenue in 2019 and the first half of 2020. CEO Toby Hall and CFO Michael Salazar both quit from the board and their executive roles with immediate eff…
    - 12 hours ago, 30 Oct 20, 5:04pm -
  • Angry investor sues for 30% of new .spa gTLD

    Angry investor sues for 30% of new .spa gTLD

    Barely had the new gTLD .spa made it into the DNS root than it got sued by a company that claims it was stiffed out of a 30% stake in the domain. Malaysia-based Asia Spa and Wellness Promotion Council, the newly minted registry, is being sued in Hong…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Oct 20, 5:28pm -
  • Amazon sold rights to .box gTLD for $3 million

    Amazon sold rights to .box gTLD for $3 million

    Amazon relinquished its rights to the .box gTLD five years ago for $3 million, according to court documents seen by DI. Amazon was one of two applicants for .box, the other being a company called NS1 (that’s the numeral 1; this has nothing to do wi…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Oct 20, 6:37pm -
  • Big pharma firm dumps its gTLD

    Big pharma firm dumps its gTLD

    Indian pharmaceuticals company Lupin has become the latest new gTLD registry to drop its dot-brand. The firm told ICANN recently that it no longer wishes to continue running .lupin, which it has never actually used. It’s the 82nd dot-brand to self-…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Oct 20, 1:37pm -
  • Facebook to enter the retail registrar business?

    Facebook to enter the retail registrar business?

    Worryingly perhaps for the retail registrar market, Facebook has revealed it’s due to launch a set of business web-hosting services. The company said in a blog post last week that it plans to reveal Facebook Hosting Services “over the coming mont…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Oct 20, 1:18pm -

DN Journal

DN Academy Videos

The DNAcademy Accelerator Batch #2 Overview

- 2 days ago, 29 Oct 20, 1:27pm -
The Definitive Guide to the SEO Benefits of Domain Names

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The DNAcademy Domain Name Auction Simulator

- 18 days ago, 13 Oct 20, 12:00pm -
Digital Fortune #6 Podcast with Domain Name Investor Logan Flatt

- 18 days ago, 13 Oct 20, 12:05am -
Join Michael Cyger at NamesCon Online, Sept 9-11, 2020

- 59 days ago, 2 Sep 20, 12:30pm -
Building a Cash Cow and Going on Autopilot with your Domain Name Portfolio

- 75 days ago, 17 Aug 20, 1:00pm -