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  • newMan goes on twitter rant after trying to reverse domain name hijack a domain

    Man goes on twitter rant after trying to reverse domain name hijack a domain

    Owner of Spase.io is really upset about losing a UDRP for Spase.com. An entrepreneur who was found to have tried reverse domain name hijacking the domain name Spase.com went on a twitter rant Friday, railing against the decision and calling ensuing…
    - 15 hours ago, 28 Sep 20, 5:29pm -
  • newDomain broker ethics – DNW Podcast #305

    Domain broker ethics  – DNW Podcast #305

    How domain brokers, buyers, and sellers should act ethically. How should domain name brokers behave? On today’s show, domain buyer broker Bill Sweetman of Name Ninja discusses the role of buyer brokers, seller brokers, and buyers and sellers in dom…
    - 17 hours ago, 28 Sep 20, 3:30pm -
  • newIs Wechat.com registrar migration a harbinger of things to come in the China domain market?

    Is Wechat.com registrar migration a harbinger of things to come in the China domain market?

    Chinese companies might move their domains from the United States. Domaingang.com reported on September 24 that WeChat.com has recently moved from the USA-based registrar MarkMonitor to the China-based eName. This happened amid the worsening relation…
    - 19 hours ago, 28 Sep 20, 1:02pm -
  • Sell a domain name for bitcoin? Make sure to report it to the IRS

    Sell a domain name for bitcoin? Make sure to report it to the IRS

    A crypto transaction is not a tax-free transaction. U.S. taxpayers who sell domain names for cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ether must report these as income on their income tax returns. For this year’s tax returns, the Internal Revenue Servi…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Sep 20, 7:36pm -
  • Sweet spot: nouns with no plurals

    Sweet spot: nouns with no plurals

    Some nouns have rarely-used plurals. I’ve acquired domain names to start businesses, and I’ve talked to lots of entrepreneurs when they were selecting their domain names. In some cases, they have their eye on a great one or two-word domain name.…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Sep 20, 4:22pm -

The Domains

  • newHow Matt Paulson Grew MarketBeat.com to $10 Million a Year
    MarketBeat.com is a website I have stumbled upon a few times while searching Google. I was reading NichePursuits.com and came across a recent podcast interview with the founder. It’s a pretty interesting story and a good listen for anyone looking t…
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Sep 20, 3:52am -
  • new“Domain Name Disputes: A Masterclass”
    Doug Isenberg over at Giga.Law has started a UDRP masterclass. “Domain Name Disputes: A Masterclass” is a YouTube video series from attorney Doug Isenberg of GigaLaw that provides basic and advanced information about the Uniform Domain Name Dispu…
    - 16 hours ago, 28 Sep 20, 3:55pm -
  • Making a profit with aged domain names
    Domain names like WebMonkey.com, PDFzone.com and most recently ConstitutionUS.com are all aged domain names that went for big money at auction. These domain names were all aged, with a solid backlink profile and strong in other metrics like domain au…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Sep 20, 2:11am -
  • How Chris Snyder acquired Banks.com
    Banks.com was once a publicly traded company. Elliot Silver reported in 2010 about an agreement with Domain Capital. I just learned that Banks.com, a company that is publicly traded on the American Stock Exchange under ticker symbol BNX, has entered…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Sep 20, 2:22am -
  • Just bidding on domain names for shits and giggles
    Not every bid is a bid to win MapleDots came back to Namepros and detailed an auction battle that he had with Huge Domains. The domain name was CanadianRed.com and he won the auction at $1,280. Huge Domain bid $1255 USD for CanadianRed.comI had to go…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Sep 20, 1:24am -

TLD Investors

  • newDetour.com buyer revealed

    Detour.com buyer revealed

    Detour.com was registered in 1994 and sold for $15,000 on Moniker in 2009. The domain name was then developed into a GPS based walking tours website. The company was self funded by Groupon founder and former CEO Andrew Mason. The company was acquired…
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Sep 20, 5:06am -
  • Stericsson from $22,500 to $3,600 – Textbased.com from $160 to $6,600

    Stericsson from $22,500 to $3,600 – Textbased.com from $160 to $6,600

    STERICSSON was a joint venture between Ericsson and STMicroelectronics established on 3 February 2009 and dissolved 2 August 2013. The domain name STERICSSON.com sold for $22,500 in 2011 at Sedo and dropped a couple days ago. The name closed at DropC…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Sep 20, 7:06am -
  • Since Covid it looks like there is a greater demand for “business naming”

    Since Covid it looks like there is a greater demand for “business naming”

    Darpan Munjal founder of Squadhelp, tweeted out some info on keywords and Google Trends. Good news for Darpan, business naming search volume is up in the 40 to 60 percent range post Covid. That’s kind of the sentiment Jason Calacanis shared in the…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Sep 20, 2:12am -
  • The story of how Ritual.com was acquired in what amounts to a three team trade

    The story of how Ritual.com was acquired in what amounts to a three team trade

    How Ritual.com got acquired Jason Calacanis spoke with Ritual CEO Kat Schneider on This Week in Startups. Kat talks about buying Ritual.com against the advice of investors. Interestingly Jason thinks the name is a 7 figure domain name. It’s an inte…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Sep 20, 4:20am -
  • How established .com businesses can benefit from using multiple domain names

    How established .com businesses can benefit from using multiple domain names

    Everyone who seriously invests in the new generation of domain names (also sometimes called “new gTLDs” – domain names ending in extensions like .life, .world, or .expert – for example, a domain like alien.life, paradise.world or wealth.e…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Sep 20, 4:56am -
  • $28,888 buyer of Tiger.io revealed

    $28,888 buyer of Tiger.io revealed

    Earlier this month Tiger.io sold for $28,888 at Park.io. The buyer is now revealed to be Tiger Communications PLC out of Hampshire, England. What’s interesting is the company operates a website at TigerComms.com and looks like Tiger.io will be used…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Sep 20, 8:16pm -
  • $35,000 to shave two letters off the domain name

    $35,000 to shave two letters off the domain name

    Upper is a European firm that looks to match companies with freelancers in the tech industry. They believe the future of employment is freelance and remote. They are backed by Cavalry Ventures, along with venture capitalist another.vc as well as busi…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Sep 20, 4:15pm -
  • How to Correctly Appraise A New Generation of Domain Names

    How to Correctly Appraise A New Generation of Domain Names

    Each domain investor should know the value of their domain names. Before 2014, we had 3 main domain extensions in internet space: .com, .net and .org. Domain names in those extensions have more-less the same yearly renewal fee (approximately $10), an…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Sep 20, 4:03am -
  • ConstitutionUS.com updated, same site – new registrant country

    ConstitutionUS.com updated, same site – new registrant country

    Looking at ConstitutionUS.com today, the expired domain name that closed at $103,000 at GoDaddy auctions on 9/12. The domain has updated in the whois and now shows the Registrant Country: IL for Israel. The site was owned by George W. Baltzell, a Mis…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Sep 20, 3:24am -
  • Detour.com has quite the history, expires and closes at $65,006

    Detour.com has quite the history, expires and closes at $65,006

    Detour.com was registered in 1994 and sold for $15,000 on Moniker in 2009. The domain name was then developed into a GPS based walking tours website. The company was self funded by Groupon founder and former CEO Andrew Mason. They described themselve…
    - 9 days ago, 20 Sep 20, 8:58am -

Domain Investing

  • My DAN + GoDaddy / Afternic Pricing Strategy

    My DAN + GoDaddy / Afternic Pricing Strategy

    I had a rare phone conversation with a friend about domain names yesterday. We chatted about the overall market, and I shared some of the recent pricing strategy I use when listing my domain names for sale on DAN.com and GoDaddy / Afternic. I thought…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Sep 20, 2:31pm -
  • “I Received an Offer…”

    “I Received an Offer…”

    Outbound domain name marketing tends to result in lower offers and sales prices than inbound lead generation. It makes sense because outbound marketing is essentially cold calling people who may or may not have an interest in the domain name, and the…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Sep 20, 3:21pm -
  • How I Use Dropping.pro for Domain Sales Lead Gen

    How I Use Dropping.pro for Domain Sales Lead Gen

    In response to yesterday’s article about using contact forms to sell domain names, two readers asked me for more information about my usage of Dropping.pro. I find the Lead Generation tool helpful, and I will share some more information about how I…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Sep 20, 2:48pm -
  • Original Domain Investor is “‘psychedelic concierge’ to the stars”

    Original Domain Investor is “‘psychedelic concierge’ to the stars”

    I was reading the New York Post this afternoon, when I came across a photo of a person I recognize, Mike Zapolin, known to most as “Zappy.” The article briefly mentions his domain name investment past, but the focus of the Page Six article is his…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Sep 20, 4:44pm -
  • I Like Contact Forms When Doing Outbound Sales

    I Like Contact Forms When Doing Outbound Sales

    I haven’t been doing a whole lot of outbound marketing to sell domain names this year, primarily due to the pandemic and economic fallout that resulted. When I do outbound marketing to sell domain names, it is for my “inventory quality” assets…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Sep 20, 3:17pm -

DSAD

  • newAUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 27, 2020
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on September 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…
    - 17 hours ago, 28 Sep 20, 2:58pm -
  • newDomain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday September 28th, 2020
    I decline to accept the end of man. It is easy enough to say that man is immortal because he will endure: that when the last ding-dong of doom has clanged and faded from the last worthless rock hanging tideless in the last red and dying evening, that…
    - 21 hours ago, 28 Sep 20, 10:55am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 26, 2020
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on September 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…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Sep 20, 4:50pm -
  • Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday September 27th, 2020
    I was told by my Mom to never make fun of something that a person can’t change. I still think about that every day. Can that person change what bothers me? For example. I never made fun of someone’s nose. Officially they can change it but t…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Sep 20, 10:55am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 25, 2020
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on September 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…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Sep 20, 1:32pm -

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…
    - 26 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…
    - 26 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…
    - 27 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…
    - 27 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…
    - 27 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…
    - 27 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,…
    - 27 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…
    - 27 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…
    - 28 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…
    - 28 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…
    - 28 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…
    - 28 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…
    - 28 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,…
    - 29 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…
    - 29 days ago, 31 Aug 20, 2:06pm -

Online Domain

  • newGreece 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…
    - 16 hours 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 6 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 11 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…
    - 12 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…
    - 13 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 15 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…
    - 20 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…
    - 21 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…
    - 24 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…
    - 26 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…
    - 27 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??…
    - 29 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…
    - 29 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…
    - 32 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…
    - 35 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…
    - 35 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…
    - 36 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…
    - 36 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.…
    - 38 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…
    - 40 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…
    - 41 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…
    - 41 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.…
    - 44 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…
    - 46 days ago, 14 Aug 20, 3:56pm -
  • Google running a test showing domain names only in Chrome

    - 47 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…
    - 48 days ago, 12 Aug 20, 1:09pm -
  • Coming soon: Efty.com marketplace and DAN.COM integration
    Here is what is coming to Efty in the next few weeks: Efty.com marketplace  Ever since the first Efty beta version sellers had been asking if Efty could help bring more exposure for their domains trough a consolidated marketplace. A place where buye…
    - 49 days ago, 11 Aug 20, 7:53pm -
  • The NamesCon domain name auction is now live
    The NamesCon domain name auction is now live at GoDaddy Auctions. You can use the drop down on the popular searches to navigate to the “NamesCon 2020 Auction” listings. At the time of writing there were 59 domains in the auction. There are more n…
    - 49 days ago, 11 Aug 20, 12:11pm -
  • CentralNic H1 2020 report: revenue was more than $110 million
    CentralNic Group PLC (AIM: CNIC) announced that during the six months ended 30 June 2020 it has been comfortably trading in line with market expectations. For the first half of 2020 it expects to report revenue in excess of USD 110 million and adj…
    - 50 days ago, 10 Aug 20, 4:22pm -
  • Tucows Q2 report: net revenue down, gross profit down
    Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX, TSX:TC), reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020. All figures are in U.S. dollars. “The second quarter was once again demonstrative of the consistency and cash generating ability of the Tuc…
    - 52 days ago, 7 Aug 20, 8:32pm -
  • Namecheap becomes the 2nd largest domain name registrar
    Richard Kirkendall, Namecheap CEO, announced on twitter that Namecheap is now the 2nd largest domain name registrar in the world behind Godaddy. Here is the tweet: Namecheap is now the second largest registrar in the world based on ICANN accreditatio…
    - 53 days ago, 7 Aug 20, 8:50am -
  • GoDaddy surpasses 20 million customers
    GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020. “Q2 was a very strong quarter for GoDaddy,” said GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani. “In addition to delivering great financial results, we found innovative…
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  • The best domain name book to read this summer!
    I just finished this great book and I thought of sharing it with you. This is the best domain name book to read this summer, or any other time! The book is written by Jeff Sass, CMO at .CLUB Domains, and it is all about domain names! Well it is not a…
    - 55 days ago, 5 Aug 20, 4:34pm -
  • Namejet and Web.com are a damn disgrace
    Namejet, Web.com and all their other companies including Network Solutions, Register.com and Snapnames are a damn disgrace to this industry and their deserve to go under, close and relieve us from their pitiful existence. This is no coincidence that…
    - 57 days ago, 3 Aug 20, 4:24pm -
  • Most abused domain extensions and registrars in botnets
    Spamhaus issued its botnet threat update for Q2 2020. “The pandemic certainly didn’t put the brakes on botnet operators in Q2 2020. Unfortunately, they were back in full swing, with a 77% surge in the number of botnet Command & Controllers (C&Cs)…
    - 60 days ago, 31 Jul 20, 2:51pm -
  • Minds + Machines H1 2020 report: year-on-year domain registrations grew 31%
    Minds + Machines Group Limited (LSE: MMX) provided the following H1 2020 trading update. Among other things MMX said “Management also notes that expected H1 channel sales from the Company’s brand protection activity were held back due to the impa…
    - 60 days ago, 31 Jul 20, 10:28am -
  • NamesCon Online 2020: virtual venue walkthrough (video)
    NamesCon created a quick video that shows you how to navigate NamesCon Online. NamesCon Online is happening September 9th-11th, 2020. “NamesCon Online’s virtual venue very easy to navigate, with networking at its core. Make new contacts, set up m…
    - 61 days ago, 30 Jul 20, 1:20pm -
  • Escrow.com Q2 2020 report: less domain transactions because of COVID-19
    Escrow.com released its Domain Investment Index for Q2 2020. The report provides insight into the domain name market for the second quarter of 2020, compared to previous quarters. The latest data from Escrow.com shows that in Q2 2020, domain sales we…
    - 61 days ago, 29 Jul 20, 10:33pm -
  • Nominet tries to explain why a new .uk expiry process is coming
    Eleanor Bradley, Nominet’s MD Registry and Public Benefit, tries to explain the new upcoming .uk expiry process that Nominet is proposing. .UK registrars have created a petition against Nominet’s new expiry process. Here is what Eleanor Bradley s…
    - 62 days ago, 29 Jul 20, 1:25pm -
  • Access Now report includes the campaign to save .org
    Access Now created a report called “Defending peaceful assembly and association in the digital age: takedowns, shutdowns, and surveillance”. Part of the report is the campaign to save .org. Read below what Access Now wrote about the failed sale o…
    - 63 days ago, 28 Jul 20, 6:10pm -
  • .UK registrars create petition against Nominet’s new expiry process
    .UK registrars have created yet another petition against Nominet, the .uk registry. The problem this year is the new .uk expiry process that Nominet is proposing. Andrew Bennett from Netistrar Ltd seems to be leading the petition. Here are the detail…
    - 63 days ago, 28 Jul 20, 2:24pm -
  • Mike Mann talks with Bill Sweetman (video)
    Mike Mann, Phone.com/SEO.com/DomainMarket.com, talked with Bill Sweetman, Name Ninja, on the The Domain Show. Among many things they mentioned Mike dropping 50,000 domains out of his 350,000 portfolio leaving him with 300k domains. Mike said that mos…
    - 67 days ago, 24 Jul 20, 1:59pm -
  • VeriSign’s revenue up 2.6% in Q2 2020
    VeriSign, Inc. today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2020. VeriSign, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Verisign”) reported revenue of $314 million for the second quarter of 2020, up 2.6 percent from the same quarter in 2019. Verisi…
    - 67 days ago, 23 Jul 20, 10:16pm -
  • The Domain Show by Page Howe starts today
    The Domain Show, an online domain name and digital assets trade show by Page Howe, launches today and will last 3 days. The digital investors online conference will run from July 23rd until July 25th 2020 and promises that attendees will learn more a…
    - 68 days ago, 23 Jul 20, 4:03pm -
  • Catched: new ccTLD and New gTLD drop catcher
    Catched.com is a new drop catcher created by edomains.com specializing in ccTLD and New gTLD backorders. They also catch gTLDs such as .org and .info. Catched will not charge you anything until they catch your domain name or you win an auction. All o…
    - 69 days ago, 22 Jul 20, 5:01pm -

Domain Incite

  • Could .cpa be the most successful new gTLD sunrise yet?

    Could .cpa be the most successful new gTLD sunrise yet?

    The registry for the new .cpa gTLD reckons it has received “thousands” of applications for domains during its current launch period, potentially making it the most successful gTLD sunrise since 2012. The American Institute of Certified Public Acc…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Sep 20, 4:39pm -
  • ICANN 69 returning to YouTube

    ICANN 69 returning to YouTube

    ICANN is to make its annual general meeting next month available streaming on YouTube, the org has announced. That’s in addition to the Zoom rooms that have been used exclusively for meetings since the coronavirus pandemic hit at the start of the y…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Sep 20, 12:25pm -
  • Three-letter .blog domains priced up to $100k

    Three-letter .blog domains priced up to $100k

    Knock Knock Whois There, the .blog registry, said it is going to release its inventory of three-character domains next month. Roughly 47,000 names will be released at premium fees, with prices ranging “from a few hundred dollars to over $100K”, t…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Sep 20, 12:13pm -
  • Whois plan approved, but it may be a waste of money

    Whois plan approved, but it may be a waste of money

    ICANN’s GNSO Council has approved a plan to overhaul Whois and sent it to the ICANN board for the royal assent, alongside a warning that it may be a huge waste of money. All seven members of the Contracted Parties House voted in favor of the plan,…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Sep 20, 3:03pm -
  • Should YOU have to pay when lawyers access your private Whois info?

    Should YOU have to pay when lawyers access your private Whois info?

    The question of who should shoulder the costs of ICANN’s proposed Whois overhaul is being raised, with governments and others suggesting that the burden should fall on registrants themselves. In separate statements to ICANN recently, the Government…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Sep 20, 2:33pm -
  • Nominet shuts down “hostile” discussion forum

    Nominet shuts down “hostile” discussion forum

    Nominet has angered members by unilaterally shutting down a discussion forum that has been for many years the main place for discussions about .uk policy. The forum, which Nominet hosted on its web site, went dark abruptly during the company’s annu…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Sep 20, 12:26pm -
  • Donuts to launch .contact next week

    Donuts to launch .contact next week

    Almost a year and a half after buying it, Donuts is ready to launch its newest gTLD, .contact. According to ICANN records, the sunrise period for the domain will run from September 29 to November 28. Registrars report that general availability will b…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Sep 20, 11:29am -
  • GoDaddy denies weird front-running claim

    GoDaddy denies weird front-running claim

    GoDaddy has been forced to deny (again) that it engages in front-running after a social media post attracted hundreds of comments. Front-running is the practice of a registrar monitoring customers’ availability searches then registering the name it…
    - 8 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 6:46pm -
  • Is India’s largest registrar about to go titsup? And where the hell is ICANN?

    Is India’s largest registrar about to go titsup? And where the hell is ICANN?

    India’s largest independent domain name registrar appears to be “doing an AlpNames”, with many customers complaining about domains going dark, transfer codes not being issued, and customer support being unavailable for weeks. Net 4 India, which…
    - 8 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 6:16pm -
  • Webcentral rejects Web.com buyout bid for LOWER offer from Aussie telco

    Webcentral rejects Web.com buyout bid for LOWER offer from Aussie telco

    Pioneering registrar Webcentral has turned down Web.com’s offer to acquire it in favor of a lower offer from telecommunications company 5G Networks. The company announced this week that 5GN will pay one share for ever 12 shares of Webcentral, which…
    - 11 days ago, 18 Sep 20, 6:23pm -

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