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 2019-05-24 16:36 

Domain Investing

2019 PMC Jersey Raises $12,000!...

I am really excited to share the final design for the 2019 Pan-Mass Challenge jersey that John Berryhill and I will wear when we cross the finish line and on our July training rides. The purple and pink jersey design won the voting by a slim margin of few...

 2019-05-24 14:12 

Domain Investing

State Farm Loses BigStateFarmAgent.com UDRP...

State Farm, the very large insurance company, filed a UDRP against BigStateFarmAgent.com. The UDRP was filed at the National Arbitration Forum (NAF), and the respondent did not file a response to the UDRP. Surprisingly to me, the panelist ruled against St...

 2019-05-24 13:26 

Domain Name Wire

Underwriting insurance using just a domain name...

You can tell a lot about a company by its domain name. Anyone who has applied for business insurance knows what a colossal pain it is. You have to provide information that should be easily obtainable by the insurance broker. Now one Canadian insurance und...

 2019-05-23 17:00 

Domain Name Wire

Unstoppable Domains raises $4 million for blockchain domain names...

Domains-on-blockchain company gets major funding boost. Unstoppable Domains, a company that is launching domain names on blockchain technology, has raised $4 million in a Series A financing. Draper Associates led the round. Previous investor Boost VC also...

 2019-05-23 14:51 

Domain Name Wire

3 Podcasts for domain name investors...

Here are three interviews with domain investors that will teach you a lot. I interview many types of people on the DNW Podcast: domain investors, end users, service providers, domain developers, etc. Here are three podcasts that will help domain name inve...

 2019-05-23 12:37 

Domain Investing

Different Prices for BIN on Marketplace vs. Direct Inbound...

A couple of months ago, I needed something from Target. I can't remember what it was, but I needed it more quickly than when I would get it if I bought it online. I went to the Target store and noticed the price in-store was higher than the online pri...

 2019-05-22 19:28 

Domain Name Wire

What domains P&G and others bought...

Procter & Gamble, a pharmaceutical company and a Chinese tour company all bought domains last week. The household products behemoth Procter & Gamble bought a new exact match domain for its extensive portfolio at Sedo last week. Other buyers include a phar...

 2019-05-22 15:40 

Domain Investing

Some of my GoDaddy Auction Buys...

I look at most of my GoDaddy Auction buys as a means of adding inventory to my portfolio. What I mean is that I don't typically acquire gems from GoDaddy Auctions that I plan to keep until I get the right offer. They are names I can generally buy inex...

 2019-05-22 13:41 

Domain Name Wire

Google registers Driverless Car .app domains...

The timing of these two domain registrations suggests momentum with driverless taxis. Google just registered a couple of driverless car domain names in the .app extension, showing progress on its driverless car activities and the future of driverless taxi...

 2019-05-22 13:26 

Domain Name Wire

The .Com memorability factor...

Study shows that people remember domain names as having .com on the end. One of the problems with using a top level domain name other than .com is memorability. While it might stand out to people as new or unique, many people will remember your domain nam...

 2019-05-22 08:02 

TheDomains.com

Sporters.com sells for just 15% of the price 4 year ago...

Frank Schilling sold sporters.com for $20,000 just 4 years ago...

 2019-05-21 21:51 

TheDomains.com

The good, the bad and the ugly Namepros 2019 Edition...

Back in 2016 we started a series here that looked at the best and worst about companies in the domain industry. Over the last 30 months a lot has changed at many companies so we are revisiting the good, the bad and the ugly. Each post will deal with just ...

 2019-05-21 20:10 

TheDomains.com

Sedo weekly sales led by a pair of 4L.coms...

Sedo released their weekly sales and Rapt.com and Tome.com tied for the lead at $25,000. Ngfl.net sold for $8,888 that's just a wow, well done seller. 42 .com sales 13 cctld sales 8 other tld sales Domain name Price Currency .COMs rapt.com 25,000 USD ...

 2019-05-21 20:07 

Domain Investing

Did Microsoft Sell Rapt.com Domain Name for $25,000?...

Microsoft has many excellent domain names in its portfolio, and the company rarely sells its domain name assets. Yesterday, Jamie Zoch noticed that Rapt.com appears to have been sold by Microsoft. Microsoft appears to have sold the #domain name Rapt(.)com...

 2019-05-21 18:25 

Domain Name Wire

5 features to power up your Gmail...

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

 2019-05-21 17:42 

Domain Investing

Koch Org. Gets StandTogether.com in Advance of Rebrand...

The Washington Post reported that The Seminar Network, a non-profit organization founded and funded by billionaire Charles Koch, is being rebranded as Stand Together. Wisely, the organization acquired the brand match StandTogether.com domain name in advan...

 2019-05-21 16:34 

Domain Name Wire

Addicting.com owner shows up to defend domain name...

Addicting.com owner challenges in rem action. The owner of the domain name Addicting.com showed up to defend its domain name in a lawsuit. Addicting Games, Inc., led by Bill Karamouzis (podcast), filed an in rem lawsuit against the domain name in January ...

 2019-05-21 13:43 

Domain Investing

Two More Keynotes Added to NamesCon Europe...

NamesCon Europe added two additional keynote speakers to the agenda today. Frank Schilling, founder of Uniregistry, and professional surfer Joo de Macedo will be delivering keynote addresses during next month's conference in Portugal. NamesCon previou...

 2019-05-21 13:37 

Domain Name Wire

Analyzing startup domain names (take two)...

Most still use .com. Last year I reviewed the domain names that MassChallenge's incoming Texas class of startups used for their businesses. MassChallenge just announced its new Texas class, so let's take a fresh look. 84% of the companies that had...

 2019-05-21 12:50 

Domain Investing

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

I believe that Domain Incite was the first domain name industry website to break the news that Amazon will almost certainly be getting the rights to operate the .Amazon domain name extension. Domain Name Wire and OnlineDomain.com also wrote articles about...

 2019-05-21 11:20 

TheDomains.com

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

It's always interesting to travel back through time, and examine the lifecycle and events of a trending topic, especially when it relates to domains. Now having been entrenched or involved with domains for the last 7-8 years, I find that the domain in...

 2019-05-21 10:24 

TheDomains.com

Someone needs to stop Roy Flanders' domain names from expiring...

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

 2019-05-20 18:43 

Domain Name Wire

The problem with not finding reverse domain name hijacking...

Panelists should find RDNH even when a complainant is just very misguided. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has given a free pass to a Complainant who seemed to not understand the requirements of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resoluti...

 2019-05-20 15:58 

Domain Name Wire

Russian car cam company guilty of reverse domain name hijacking...

Company wanted .com domain to match its .ru website. A Russian electronics seller known for its car cameras has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking by a World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) panelist. Limited Liability Company AV ...

 2019-05-20 15:30 

Domain Name Wire

Ron Jackson DNW Podcast #237...

Ron Jackson of DNJournal tells us what he's seeing in the aftermarket. Ron Jackson keeps tabs on domain name sales at DNJournal. On today's show he discusses what he is seeing in the market, comparing .com to non-.com TLDs and country code domains...

 2019-05-20 15:23 

Domain Name Wire

Amazon might give new TLDs a boost...

The company could drive awareness by using .Amazon. ICANN moved a big step closer to awarding the .Amazon top level domain name to Amazon.com Friday. The non-profit domain overseer approved a resolution that moves the top level domain forward against the ...

 2019-05-20 13:41 

Domain Investing

Rick Schwartz Has Made $30 MILLION via PPC Parking...

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

 2019-05-20 13:30 

Domain Name Wire

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

CentralNic bulks up in Australia by acquiring carveout of what used to be Melbourne IT. Domain name company CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) is acquiring TPP Wholesale from ARQ Group Limited (ASX: ARQ), formerly known as Melbourne IT. The company will pay to...

 2019-05-19 03:45 

TheDomains.com

The good, the bad and the ugly NameSilo 2019 Edition...

Back in 2016 we started a series here that looked at the best and worst about companies in the domain industry. Over the last 30 months a lot has changed at many companies so we are revisiting the good, the bad and the ugly. Each post will deal with just ...

 2019-05-17 15:30 

Domain Investing

Poll: Which Design Do You Like Better?...

I think you already know how important Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Pan-Mass Challenge are to me. I ride in the PMC to raise funds for Dana-Farber, and one of the most fun ways to do that is to create a special bike jersey to wear on the second da...

 2019-05-17 14:35 

Domain Name Wire

WordPress ditches grammar checker...

Automattic drops Proofreading tool from latest JetPack release. WordPress creator Automattic has ditched a great feature in the latest update to its JetPack plugin. As of the newly released JetPack 7.3, Proofreading is no longer supported. The proofreadin...

 2019-05-17 13:18 

Domain Investing

DomainMarket.com Removes Prices from Landing Pages...

About a month ago, I noticed a change to the standard DomainMarket.com landing pages. Mike Mann added a photo of domain broker Tracy Fogarty along with her contact information. It was similar in fashion to how some real estate agents present their home li...

 2019-05-16 21:07 

TheDomains.com

Can NameSilo hold off GoDaddy?...

Every 18 months or so there has been a best registrar poll on Namepros. GoDaddy won the last two, the last one was closer with @namesilo coming in second, 253 votes vs 191 or 29.8% vs 22.5%. The previous big poll saw GoDaddy run away with it 303 votes or ...

 2019-05-16 18:26 

Domain Investing

MakeMeaning.com Sells for $710...

A couple of months ago, I wanted to check on the hours of Make Meaning, a once popular and growing children's shop where I previously took our daughter to make custom candles. Unfortunately, my Google searching revealed that the retail chain had shut ...

 2019-05-16 17:31 

Domain Name Wire

12 end user domain name sales up to 29k...

A candy company, an escape room and an upscale hotel chain bought domain names last week. This week's list of end user sales at Sedo includes an eclectic mix such as Hero.eu, RedCircle.com and ModernAnimal.com. Here's the list of end user sales fr...

 2019-05-16 15:53 

Domain Name Wire

Wix nets 180k paying subscribers in Q1...

Wix adds fewer paying customers in Q1 compared to a year ago. Website builder Wix (NASDAQ: WIX) added a net 180,000 paying customers in Q1 2019, the company reported in its earnings release today. That brings the total to 4.2 million. By comparison, it ad...

 2019-05-16 14:41 

Domain Name Wire

Don't give your web developer access to your domain registrar account...

Another business says it lost its domain to a web developer. I know I've written about this many times, but if these stories prevent just one legal issue then it's worth it. Please, don't give your web developer full access to your domain name...

 2019-05-16 13:23 

Domain Name Wire

.Blog jumps from Nominet to CentralNic...

CentralNic wins another registry contract. Automattic, the company behind WordPress, is switching backend registry providers for its .blog top level domain name. The company has used Nominet since the launch but will switch to CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC...

 2019-05-16 12:11 

Domain Investing

Uniregistry Launches Blog with Industry Writers...

Uniregistry launched a new corporate and domain industry blog yesterday called Uni Blog. Of particular interest to readers is that Jamie Zoch, Alvin Brown, and Alan Crowe are three of the announced "content contributors" to the Uniregistry blog. U...

 2019-05-15 17:09 

Domain Investing

Escrow.com Releases Q1 2019 Domain Investment Index...

As the largest escrow provider in the domain name business, Escrow.com is in the unique position of being able to see and analyze domain name sales data over a long period of time. Escrow.com has started to publish quarterly reports covering domain name a...

 2019-05-15 16:44 

Domain Name Wire

Escrow.com: Domain sales jumped in Q1...

Escrow provider reports robust domain name market in 2019. Online escrow service Escrow.com released its Q1 market report (pdf) today, showing that domain sales were strong to start 2019. Escrow.com handled $85 million of domain name and website transacti...

 2019-05-15 14:25 

Domain Name Wire

Google launches Safe.page to improve web security smarts...

Survey shows people still need help. Google Registry, the Alphabet division responsible for new top level domain names such as .dev and .app, has launched a website at Safe.page that helps people learn about phishing and secure websites. The company relea...

 2019-05-15 14:21 

Domain Investing

Media Options Seeking Pet Domain Name...

Media Options sent out its newsletter this morning with a domain name buy request. According to the newsletter, Media Options has a client seeking to buy a valuable generic/descriptive pet domain name. The buyer has a budget of up to $250,000, but it coul...

 2019-05-15 13:41 

Domain Name Wire

Mailchimp overhauls audience definition in new plans...

Company makes change as it introduces new features beyond email. Popular email marketing platform Mailchimp is making a radical change to its pricing structure as it grows into a more-than-email marketing platform. The change goes into effect today for ne...

 2019-05-15 13:14 

Domain Name Wire

Supernanny wins domain name ahead of new season...

Show gets domain name after announcing new season on Lifetime. The producer of Supernanny, a reality TV show featuring nanny Jo Frost, has won the rights to the domain name SuperNanny.com through a cybersquatting dispute. The show debuted in 2004, so you ...

 2019-05-14 18:17 

TheDomains.com

Sedo weekly sales led by PreSale.com...

Sedo released their weekly sales and PreSale.com led the way at $45,444. Hero.eu was second at 29,000 Euros, ($32,524). 42 .com sales 8 cctld sales 8 other tld sales Happy.info sold for $10,000. Domain name Price Currency .COMs presale.com 45444 USD redci...

 2019-05-14 18:05 

Domain Name Wire

5 Domain Name Thoughts...

Here are some things I've been thinking about lately. It must be difficult for expired domain name research tools to compete with ExpiredDomains.net. It's hard to beat free with such a solid feature set. There's a new domain name generator out...

 2019-05-14 17:01 

Domain Investing

Domain Names for 2020 US Presidential Candidates...

The United States will be holding its next Presidential election in 2020. The Republican nominee will be President Donald Trump, and there have been more than 20 Democratic candidates who have announced their intention to run for US President. There will ...

 2019-05-14 15:29 

Domain Name Wire

Could Chrome downplay domains?...

Some users report a change in the latest version of Google Chrome. Back in the old days, web browsers had just an address bar. Type in a domain name and hit enter. Type in part of a domain and the browser automatically added .com to it. That changed with ...

 2019-05-13 15:30 

Domain Name Wire

Building Great.com with Erik Bergman DNW Podcast #236...

Is a great dot com all it's cracked up to be? Here's an update from someone who paid $900k for a domain. A year after paying $900,000 for Great.com, Erik Bergman is starting to ramp up the business. Listen to today's show to find out what Erik...

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