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 2018-11-18 16:22 

Domain Investing

You Know You've Been in the Domain Business a Long Time When......

Fun Sunday blog post. Answer the following: You know you've been in the domain investing business a long time when......

 2018-11-18 10:07 

TheDomains.com

1M.com closes at $140,001 on Flippa...

1M.com closed at $140,001 on Flippa. Domain only auction and will be the 4th largest domain sale on Flippa for 2018. Sales data courtesy of Namebio strength.com 300,001 USD 2018-08-15 Flippa gab.com 220,000 USD 2018-09-12 Flippa soulmate.com 160,000 USD 2...

 2018-11-17 14:01 

Domain Investing

Registrant Retains Hims.com Domain Name...

In October, I wrote about the UDRP filed against the Hims.com domain name. The UDRP was decided by a three member panel, and the domain registrant will be able to keep the domain name after the complaint was denied. The domain registrant contended that Th...

 2018-11-16 18:32 

Domain Investing

Why It's Wise to Check Stats Regularly...

I don't make a ton of money from PPC. It's in the three figures a month so it doesn't move the needle but it pays for a handful of renewals. I probably check my earnings a few times a week just to see where things stand. Sometimes I see a nice...

 2018-11-16 17:02 

Domain Investing

Wanted: GoDaddy Aftermarket Data Newsletter...

Over the past few years, GoDaddy has built one of the top domain name portfolios. The company doesn't report internal sales publicly, but I would imagine it sells a higher volume of domain names than almost any other portfolio owner. The company also ...

 2018-11-16 14:54 

Domain Name Wire

How to do a portfolio checkup at GoDaddy...

A simple process to make sure your domains are set out how they should be. If you are a domain investors who has been investing for even a couple of years, your portfolio is probably a bit messy. By messy, I mean you have domains pointing to stale nameser...

 2018-11-16 09:23 

TheDomains.com

8833.com looks to be stolen...

TrueDN posted on Namepros that 8833.com was listed at Sedo for $9,000. The member spoke to the previous owner and they said it was stolen from their account at GoDaddy. The name is no longer showing for sale, and since this happened after regular business...

 2018-11-15 19:23 

TheDomains.com

Stuart Lawley buys AgePass.com and AgeBlock.com for new blockchain based business...

Stuart Lawley who most know from .xxx, (which he sold to MMX for $41million) has a new business and it's called AVSecure.com. The business is using the blockchain to provide age verification. AVSecure enables the consumer to manage access on their loc...

 2018-11-15 18:47 

Domain Name Wire

Get ready for Black Friday domain deals...

How domainers can take advantage of Black Friday. We're about a week away from Black Friday and you can expect deals to start rolling out a day or two before that. Domain name registries and registrars have jumped on the Black Friday bandwagon in rece...

 2018-11-15 18:18 

Domain Investing

Dave Evanson Brokers Sale of Kush.com for $500,000...

Sedo broker Dave Evanson announced that he successfully brokered the sale of the Kush.com domain name for $500,000. Dave announced the sale this afternoon via Twitter: Just sold Kush .com for $500,000 @sedo!! Congrats to buyer and seller!! — dave ev...

 2018-11-15 14:42 

Domain Investing

GDPR Making It Harder to Research Inbound Offers...

A couple of weeks ago, I closed a deal with a buyer who resides in the UK. The domain name I sold was not particularly valuable, but I still like to do some research on the buyer and prospective usage of the domain name before agreeing to a deal. Shortly ...

 2018-11-15 14:26 

Domain Name Wire

End user sales up to $59,000...

A delivery service, medical clinic and real estate developer bought domain names. This week's end user sales include many ccTLDs. Sedo is always strong with country code domains, but this week I was able to connect more of them to end users than usual...

 2018-11-14 22:13 

Domain Investing

Twice Sold for $22k, Undergraduate.com in "On Hold" Status...

At the top of NameJet's "The Drop" list of domain names that are pending delete is the Undergraduate.com domain name. It has been registered at Uniregistry, and it is currently in "On Hold" status until it deletes, at which point drop ...

 2018-11-14 19:24 

Domain Name Wire

A Power Packed Webinar by LogicBoxes that Demystifies ICANN Accreditation...

[Editor's note: This is a sponsored post by Accreditation.com, the consultancy arm of LogicBoxes] For any business that hopes to not only get successful but also leave a mark in its respective industry, upgrading plays a pivotal role in getting to the...

 2018-11-14 17:43 

Domain Name Wire

DNW Reader Survey: Participate now...

This reader survey will help me write the content that most interests you. I've been writing DNW for nearly 14 years. The stories I write about today are somewhat different from years ago. For example, this year I created my reader survey by typing sh...

 2018-11-14 17:06 

TheDomains.com

Smoothies, Trump and Domain investing...

Smoothie maker claims that they unhyphenated version of their domain name forwarded to websites associated with Donald Trump...

 2018-11-14 16:09 

Domain Investing

ICA to Host Annual Dinner at NamesCon...

The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) will be hosting its annual dinner during the NamesCon conference in Las Vegas. The ICA dinner will be held at the House of Blues restaurant, the B Side lounge at Mandalay Place on Monday, January 28th at 6pm. The an...

 2018-11-14 14:34 

Domain Name Wire

Wix adds 177k paying customer in Q3, revenue up 40% YoY...

Website builder is also getting into the payments business. Wix (NASDAQ: WIX) released Q3 2018 earnings yesterday. Revenue hit $155.6 million, up 40% year-over-year. The company added 177,000 paying subscribers during the quarter, bringing its total to 3....

 2018-11-14 00:48 

Domain Investing

NationalLanding.com Domain Name Registered 2.5 Months Ago...

According to reports today, Amazon is locating one of its two new "headquarters4; to Virginia. The area has been known as Crystal City, but apparently it is rebranding as National Landing. Quite a few news outlets were tweeting about this today, in...

 2018-11-13 21:55 

Domain Name Wire

A Geographic New TLD heads to the chopping block...

.Doha gets nixed, along with two dot-brand top level domains. A handful of additional top level domain name operators have informed ICANN that they no longer wish to operate their new top level domains. But as a first, one of these is an operator of a geo...

 2018-11-13 21:16 

TheDomains.com

Sedo weekly sales led by PickPack.com...

Sedo released their weekly sales and PickPack.com led the way at $59,000. Payen.com was in second place at 25,000 Euros, ($28,215). A couple 3L.coms sold with Yal.com at $20,500 and PXO.com at $16,000. 38 .com sale 24 cctld sales 6 other tld sales Shoe.cl...

 2018-11-13 19:47 

TheDomains.com

Are mobile apps on their way out?...

A few years ago there were some that liked to spread the narrative that apps would make domain names less valuable, possibly obsolete. There is not as much talk about that scenario over the last couple years. Josh Metnick forwarded me an article about how...

 2018-11-13 19:29 

Domain Investing

ICA Fires Back at Verisign...

Verisign and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) recently reached a deal that will allow Verisign to raise the price on .com domain name registrations (and renewals). The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) which represen...

 2018-11-13 19:00 

Domain Name Wire

WIPO panelist: "not necessary" to make reverse domain hijacking finding...

Panelist cops out of finding RDNH. A World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) panelist decided it was "not necessary" to make a reverse domain name hijacking finding on a dead-on-arrival cybersquatting dispute. WEDIA SA of Paris, France fil...

 2018-11-13 14:48 

Domain Name Wire

Google announces .Dev domain launch dates...

.Dev will be released in early 2019. Google has announced launch plans for the .dev top level domain name. Sunrise will start in January 2019. A Dutch auction early access period will take place in February, with general availability beginning February 28...

 2018-11-13 13:16 

Domain Name Wire

Reverse domain name hijacking in PetLife.com case...

Company goes after domain name that was registered before it started using the name as a brand. A pet apparel and supplies company has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name PetLife.com. Pet Life, LLC, which uses ...

 2018-11-13 13:02 

Domain Investing

Google Launches Another Site on a Non-.Google New gTLD...

The Google Chrome Developer Relations team announced the launch of a new website on a new gTLD domain name. Like Google's .New domain names I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, the company is using a non-.Google new gTLD domain name. Here's the tw...

 2018-11-12 19:36 

Domain Investing

GoDaddy / NameFind Wins Legally.com UDRP, But It's Worth a Read...

When I first saw the Legally.com UDRP filing, I thought it would be a slam dunk for GoDaddy, which is the registrant of the domain name via its NameFind portfolio company. The Legally.com UDRP decision was published today, and although the registrant prev...

 2018-11-12 18:28 

Domain Name Wire

Legally.co owner fails to get Legally.com in cybersquatting dispute...

Company faces the challenge of operating with a descriptive name. An incorporation and trademark filings company has lost a cybersquatting dispute to upgrade its domain name from .co to .com. Legally uses Legally.co to pitch its services. GoDaddy owns Leg...

 2018-11-12 16:30 

Domain Name Wire

Brewing up Brew.com DNW Podcast #210...

Learn why BuyMeACoffee.com bought Brew.com and what they plan to do with it. Today we talk to the buyer of Brew.com, a domain name that Michael Cyger recently sold. Maddy Ramakrishnan is co-founder and CMO of Brew.com, an evolution of BuyMyACoffee.com. Fi...

 2018-11-12 15:05 

Domain Investing

One Thing I Look at When Bidding in a Domain Auction...

I am currently involved in a domain auction with a handful of bidders. I want to share a relatively common sense tip that can sometimes help me determine how much I am willing to pay to acquire a domain name. There is about a day left in the auction, so I...

 2018-11-12 14:38 

Domain Name Wire

Austin.com appears to have sold...

Domain name is in escrow at Escrow.com. The Austin.com domain name appears to have sold and might be on a payment plan. iEstates, LLC purchased the domain name in 2012 but put it up for sale earlier this year. An October 4 DomainTools Whois record shows t...

 2018-11-10 23:16 

TheDomains.com

Flippa has a new pricing in place and looking to add ID verification...

I have to be honest since Kevin Fink left Flippa, I have not spent a ton of time there, looking at a domain auction that stood out once in awhile. I had a friend who wanted to list a business for sale and told me he wanted to use Flippa. While on the site...

 2018-11-09 19:21 

Domain Investing

Danica Patrick to Speak About Entrepreneurship at 2 NYC Events...

GoDaddy published a press release announcing that Danica Patrick will be speaking about entrepreneurship at two upcoming events in New York City. Patrick, who retired as a GoDaddy-sponsored NASCAR race car driver, has now been building her brand online wi...

 2018-11-09 15:56 

Domain Name Wire

Malibu.com domain name will be auctioned next month...

Same broker that handled 1999 WallStreet.com sale will auction Malibu.com. Malibu.com will be auctioned off on December 5 with a starting bid of $250,000 and no reserve. There's a standing offer of $250,000 and a $25,000 bidding increment, so the doma...

 2018-11-09 13:50 

Domain Investing

Uniregistry Introduces Pay to Inquire Domain Buy Service...

I noticed something interesting on a Uniregistry landing page today that I had not noticed before. I was checking out Cool.com, a domain name owned by Future Media Architects that is listed for sale via Uniregistry Market. Instead of a standard inquiry fo...

 2018-11-08 16:47 

Domain Name Wire

Verisign made domain aftermarket arguments in July...

Last week's blog post was not the first time Verisign called attention to domain investors. Last week Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN)shocked many of its biggest customers by saying that domain investors are a problem. It turns out that this was not the first ...

 2018-11-08 16:24 

TheDomains.com

Translate.com with 2million monthly visitors on auction at Flippa (no reserve)...

Translate.com is up on auction at Flippa and is currently at $201,000. This is a no reserve auction and is also a real business built on a premium domain name. Where do you think it closes? Translate.com: almost 2M monthly visitors, Translation website wi...

 2018-11-08 16:22 

Domain Name Wire

Chicago Blackhawks win Blackhawks.com domain in cybersquatting dispute...

Hockey team filed complaint 23 years after the domain was registered. The Chicago Blackhawks hockey team has won a cybersquatting dispute it brought against the owner of the Blackhawks.com domain name. The hockey team filed the dispute with World Intellec...

 2018-11-08 16:02 

Domain Investing

Chicago Blackhawk NHL Team Wins Blackhawks.com UDRP...

It looks like the Chicago Blackhawks may be getting a domain name upgrade following its successful UDRP. The NHL team won the UDRP it filed against the Blackhawks.com domain name at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Like other NHL teams...

 2018-11-08 14:17 

Domain Name Wire

Namecheap and Tucows settle legal dispute...

Transfer dispute was resolved in a legal settlement. Namecheap and Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) have entered into a settlement agreement to resolve a transfer dispute. Namecheap, a former Enom reseller, sued Tucows (which now owns Enom) because it said that Tucow...

 2018-11-08 13:50 

Domain Investing

Daily Poll: Is a Domain Name 'Bill of Rights' Needed?...

Uniregistry published a press release this morning calling for a "Domain Name 'Bill of Rights.'" Here's an excerpt from the press release: "Uniregistry, the world-renowned domain name registration company called today for the creat...

 2018-11-07 21:52 

Domain Name Wire

Pennsylvania Attorney General subpoenas Epik over Gab.com domain name...

AG asks Epik to hand over communications with Gab. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has asked domain name registrar Epik to send it information about its interactions with Gab, the social network that came under fire after one of its users shot ...

 2018-11-07 18:16 

Domain Name Wire

19 end user domain sales up to $150,000...

A marketing automation software provider, a food processing company and a cryptocurrency investment firm all bought domain names last week. Last week's newsworthy sale of User.com has officially transferred making it this week's #1 sale and the to...

 2018-11-07 16:02 

Domain Investing

Uniregistry to Launch "Greatest Product" on November 27...

Uniregistry is gearing up to launch the "greatest product" the company has ever built, according to a tweet from Uniregistry Founder and CEO Frank Schilling: The greatest product we have ever built is launching November 27 on https://t.co/F67ALa4x...

 2018-11-07 15:57 

Domain Name Wire

A coming push for Trusted Notifier programs in .com...

U.S. Government would like Trusted Notifier programs for .Com. Last week, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a statement when it renewed its Cooperative Agreement with Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN). Here's the sec...

 2018-11-07 13:44 

Domain Investing

Sold for $26.5k, RealEstateLeads.com Expires...

According to NameBio, RealEstateLeads.com sold for $26,500 in November of 2017. A blog post from NameBio shows that it was the second largest sale of the day on November 16. The domain name was created in October of 1998, making it over 20 years old. This...

 2018-11-06 21:56 

Domain Name Wire

GoDaddy posts 17% revenue growth in Q3...

Growth across the board plus a stock buyback. GoDaddy (NYSE:GDDY) released Q3 2018 earnings after the market closed today. Revenue hit $680 million, up 17% year-over-year. Bookings were up 11% to $742 million. Domain revenue was $310 million, up from $272...

 2018-11-06 21:30 

Domain Name Wire

GM wants help naming its new eBike...

Company holds contest for people to name its new eBike line. Is this a domain name opportunity? General Motors is launching two eBikes and it wants your help naming them. The company is running an eBike naming contest. The winner gets $10,000 and nine run...

 2018-11-06 21:19 

TheDomains.com

Sedo weekly sales led by a couple of 6 figure sales...

Sedo released their weekly sales and User.com led the way at $150,000. WG.de followed at 102,501 Euros, ($117,023). Casino names took the second and third spot in .com, with vCasino.com selling for $46,000 and USonlineCasino.com selling for $15,000. 39 .c...

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