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 2019-07-18 18:30 

Domain Investing

240 .UK Domain Names Sold via Sedo Auction...

Sedo hosted a .UK domain name auction that concluded earlier today. 240 .UK domain names were sold via auction. The total sales value of the auctions was 76,149 GBP, which is approximately $95,254 USD. There were quite a few excellent keyword .UK domain n...

 2019-07-18 12:00 

Domain Name Wire

PIR (.org) releases annual report, shows impact from new Afilias deal...

Margins are up thanks to renegotiated contract with Afilias. Public Interest Registry (PIR), the organization that operates the .org top level domain, released its 2018 annual report today. The report includes data for 2018 and gives the first indications...

 2019-07-17 20:04 

Domain Investing

Raja.com Subject of UDRP...

This afternoon, I noticed that a UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization against the four letter Raja.com domain name. The UDRP is WIPO Case D2019-1680, and it looks like it was filed this week. According to a translation tool I use...

 2019-07-17 19:47 

TheDomains.com

A look at domain sales for the first half of 2019...

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

 2019-07-17 18:02 

Domain Investing

Neustar to Continue Operated .US Extension...

According to a press release I received today, Neustar has been awarded the contract to continue operating the .US ccTLD extension. The contract was awarded by the US Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)...

 2019-07-17 18:02 

Domain Name Wire

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

Neustar wins contract to continue operating .Us through 2029. The U.S. government has extended its contract with Neustar to operate the .Us domain name extension for up to the next ten years, until 2029. National Telecommunications and Information Adminis...

 2019-07-17 17:32 

Domain Name Wire

Republicans nuke .GOP domain to take down fundraising rival...

The top level domain operator of your domain name can play God. He who controls the top level domain can control all of its registrants. That's the lesson for users of .GOP domains. The .GOP registry, which is operated by Republican State Leadership C...

 2019-07-17 16:19 

Domain Name Wire

18 end user domain sales up to $55,000...

.Co has a strong week and an end-user buys a three-letter .com domain. Imagine attending a trade expo virtually through a robot. That's the idea behind ExpoBot. I guarantee you its $5,000 domain purchase is small potatoes compared to its R&D budget. E...

 2019-07-17 15:02 

Domain Name Wire

Australian Broadcasting Corporation loses attempt to get ABC.net...

Australian public broadcaster loses attempt to get 24-year-old ABC.net domain name. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Australia's national broadcaster, has lost a cybersquatting complaint it brought against the domain name ABC.net. The broadc...

 2019-07-17 13:32 

Domain Name Wire

Afilias to offer Registry Lock service...

28 more top level domains can be locked at the registry level. Afilias is the latest domain name registry to offer a Registry Lock service for websites that need added protection against hijacking and nameserver changes. Registry Lock is very different fr...

 2019-07-17 13:12 

Domain Investing

$7,500 Raised... $5,000 To Go...

With support from friends and colleagues in the domain industry, my 2019 Pan-Mass Challenge fundraiser passed the $7,500 mark this morning. All of the money raised goes to the life saving work at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the most important can...

 2019-07-16 20:14 

TheDomains.com

Sedo weekly sales led by ikg.com...

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

 2019-07-16 16:45 

Domain Investing

Curve Raises $55m More Using Curve.app...

Yesterday evening, TechCrunch reported that a company called Curve had raised $55 million in a Series B funding round. The latest funding round was based on a $250 million valuation. According to CrunchBase, this company had previously raised $12 million ...

 2019-07-16 16:06 

Domain Name Wire

Farrer & Co law firm loses cybersquatting dispute...

Company tries to get matching .com that receives misdirected email. If you don't own the .com version of your domain name, you are likely missing emails intended for your company. That's why law firm Farrer & Co LLP filed a UDRP against Farrer.com...

 2019-07-16 15:14 

Domain Name Wire

Thoughts on domain price increases, two weeks later...

Here are my thoughts after processing ICANN's pricing decision for the past two weeks. It's been two weeks since ICANN quietly announced that it was going forward with removing price caps on .org, .biz and .info domain names. The comment period wa...

 2019-07-16 13:37 

Domain Investing

CBD.com: "It's not for sale"...

The Boston Globe published an article about Christian Book Distributors, a company that branded itself as CBD before CBD became a household name for the popular and widely used, cannabidiol. The Christian book publisher and distribution company owns the b...

 2019-07-16 13:22 

Domain Name Wire

AdultBlock launched to block .XXX and other domains...

MMX releases new service to block brands in adult domain name extensions. Top level domain registry MMX has launched a new service for companies to block their names on .xxx, .sex, .adult and .porn domains. Called AdultBlock, the service blocks second lev...

 2019-07-16 10:12 

TheDomains.com

GoSimplist.com upgrades to Simplist.com for $30,000...

A mortgage company named Simplist just upgraded from GoSimplist.com to Simplist.com. The name was purchased on Sedo for $30,000. The name was previous owned in 2018 by a company called Simp-List Software. The domain was registered in 1998 and is now regis...

 2019-07-15 22:22 

TheDomains.com

The good, the bad and the ugly BrandBucket 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 ...

 2019-07-15 16:08 

Domain Name Wire

The beginning? Google to kill apps in favor of mobile web...

Company is killing its Adsense iOS and Android apps. Is it really necessary to have dozens of apps on your phone when businesses can duplicate the experience through a mobile-friendly website? Here's one answer to the question that might be a sign of ...

 2019-07-15 15:30 

Domain Name Wire

Eternal September with John Berryhill DNW Podcast #244...

Domain investors keep doing stupid things. Attorney John Berryhill has seen a lot in his years practicing domain name and trademark law. He sees domain investors do the same silly things over and over. On this episode, Berryhill walks through examples of ...

 2019-07-15 15:23 

Domain Investing

Bloom.com Sold via Media Options...

Abdu Tarabichi emailed a few industry colleagues this morning to let us know he suspected that the Bloom.com domain name may have recently sold. Abdu, who runs a beauty/fashion brand with an account on Bloom.com, received an email letting him know the com...

 2019-07-15 12:23 

Domain Investing

MMX Releases AdultBlock and AdultBlock+...

Earlier this morning, domain registry operator MMX announced its AdultBlock and AdultBlock+ services are now on the market. These two services were created "for trademark holders seeking to protect their brand identity across its adult portfolio of TL...

 2019-07-13 22:23 

TheDomains.com

JetBlue suing WalMart over JetBlack...

Usually it's a big company going after the little guy but in this TM dispute it's JetBlue going against JetBlack. FashionLaw wrote on the dispute between JetBlue and the new ecommerce venture from Walmart. Jetblue versus Jetblack: those are the tw...

 2019-07-13 13:01 

Domain Investing

ASU Lets SunDevils.com Expire...

It looks like Arizona State University Athletics Department let the SunDevils.com domain name expire. Arizona State University (ASU) athletics teams are known as the Sun Devils. As a result of the expiry, the domain name is now in auction at GoDaddy Aucti...

 2019-07-12 16:31 

Domain Investing

Libra Domain Names? John Berryhill Offers Some Insight...

Libra domain names seem to be a hot topic on NamePros since Facebook announced its Libra cryptocurrency. In fact, there are nearly three dozen threads and hundreds of posts about Libra domain names. Some people have been discussing why buying and/or regis...

 2019-07-12 15:02 

Domain Name Wire

Adobe is really annoyed by this Dominican man's "photo shop"...

Photoshop maker takes another stab at getting his domain names. It fails. Photoshop publisher Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) has tried (and failed) for a second time to take away the domains of a photographer in the Dominican Republic. The company first filed a cyb...

 2019-07-12 13:45 

Domain Investing

Verisign Job Opening: Platform Manager...

Verisign posted a job opportunity via LinkedIn approximately three weeks ago, and it might be of interest to someone with domain industry experience. Verisign is looking to hire a Platform Manager to help manage the company's domain name registry plat...

 2019-07-12 03:13 

TheDomains.com

Kast.com offering a free .tech or .online name...

I came across a post on Namepros that mentioned a website giving away your choice of a free .tech or .online. Both tld's are run by Radix an advertiser here, Radix however did not mention this promotion to me but I thought I would point it out since m...

 2019-07-11 16:31 

Domain Name Wire

.NZ domain manager sues Whois API...

Company goes after another Whois record seller. Domain Name Commission (DNC), which manages New Zealand's .nz country code domain name, has sued Whois information provider Whois API. The company is also known as Whois XML API. The lawsuit is similar t...

 2019-07-11 15:54 

Domain Name Wire

Tucows signs deal with Verizon, lowers 2019 guidance...

Company takes big step to clean up wireless carrier problems. Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) has signed a new mobile service deal with Verizon, marking a big shift in its Ting mobile service. The company offers mobile service, high-speed internet and domain names. ...

 2019-07-11 15:17 

Domain Name Wire

Domain marketplaces should include these search functions...

These search parameters and features would improve domain discoverability. A couple of marketplaces reached out after I wrote my most recent plea for domain name marketplaces to improve their search functionality. They asked what I would include in market...

 2019-07-11 13:01 

Domain Investing

Mississippi Candidate for Governor Using ccTLD...

I read an article in this morning's New York Post about Mississippi gubernatorial candidate Robert Foster denying a female reporter's request to travel along with him on a campaign "ride along." The NYPost article referenced a tweet from t...

 2019-07-10 19:41 

Domain Investing

Sedo to Run .UK Domain Name Auction...

As you may be aware, .UK domain names are becoming available to purchase. These domain names were first offered by the registry, Nominet, to domain name registrants that held matching .co.uk or .org.uk domain names. The domain names that were not taken by...

 2019-07-10 18:00 

Domain Name Wire

Uniregistry: Soon Come...

Domain name registrar files trademark for "Soon Come". What is coming soon? Uniregistrar Corp, aka Uniregistry, aka Uni has filed an intent-to-use trademark that has me scratching my head. The company filed a trademark application for "Soon Co...

 2019-07-10 16:49 

Domain Name Wire

41,000 .UK domains registered in first week...

41,000 .uk domains registered during massive drop of second level domains. Over 41,000 second level .uk domain names were registered last week, the first week they were available to people that didn't have a matching third-level .uk domain. Back in 20...

 2019-07-10 16:06 

TheDomains.com

Wind.com looks to have changed hands...

It looks like Wind.com has changed hands, Rob Monster had written on Namepros about someone hacking an account of the former owner. Epik.com has just busted a domain thief. The domain account at Network Solutions controlled by Alex69@gmail.com is a hacked...

 2019-07-10 15:29 

Domain Name Wire

BettingOdds.com and HorseRacing.net lead end user domain sales...

A honey distributor, a nutritional supplement brand and a Cannabis product company bought domain names this past week. Earlier this week I wrote about how GamingUSA (a company actually in the UK) bought BettingOdds.com for 390,000. It turns out they also ...

 2019-07-10 12:44 

Domain Investing

How My 2017-2019 End User Sales Are Being Used...

I don't always look back at how my domain names are being used after I sell them. I think this is primarily due to the fact that once they are out of "sight," they are then out of my mind. I am sometimes curious about how a domain name will be...

 2019-07-09 20:24 

TheDomains.com

Sedo weekly sales led by BettingOdds.com...

Sedo released their weekly sales and BettingOdds.com led the way at 390,000 GBP, ($487,687). Crystals.com was second at $188,000. HorseRacing.net sold for $60,000. 37 .com sales 22 cctld sales 6 other tld sales Domain name Date Price Currency .COMs bettin...

 2019-07-09 16:37 

TheDomains.com

The good, the bad and the ugly Sedo 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 ...

 2019-07-09 15:35 

TheDomains.com

Verisign's Top trending keywords in June Libra, Casino...

Verisign released their top 10 trending keywords for June and no surprise, the top spot was Libra. I wrote a couple articles last month on people registering Libra domains. .COM .NET Libra Libra Snafu Casino Psychedelic Bet Currency Long Ceramic Asera Emp...

 2019-07-09 15:16 

Domain Name Wire

"Libra" top trending keyword in .com...

Verisign confirms that people are registering Libra domains like crazy. Verisign has published its monthly list of trending keywords in .com and, not surprisingly, Libra led the list. Facebook announced the Libra cryptocurrency last month and people start...

 2019-07-09 14:38 

Domain Investing

Texas.com Acquired by Brent Oxley...

Over the weekend, I noticed a registrant change in my DomainTools Whois Monitor alert email related to Texas.com. The domain name, which had been registered under Whois privacy proxy since 2015, is now registered to Brent Oxley. Brent founded and sold Hos...

 2019-07-09 10:52 

Domain Investing

Viajes.ES Sells for 147,000...

According to a tweet from Sedo broker Frank Tillmanns, the Viajes.ES ccTLD domain name was sold via Sedo for 147,000. At today's exchange rate, that is approximately $164,717 USD. As Frank mentioned in his tweet, viajes means "travel" in Engli...

 2019-07-09 03:39 

Domain Name Wire

Addicting.com domain lawsuit settled...

Addicting.com owner keeps domain and pays token amount to Addicting Games. A lawsuit over the use of Addicting.com has been settled. Addicting Games sued Addicting.com in an in rem action, claiming that the domain name was cybersquatting. While the domain...

 2019-07-08 19:27 

Domain Name Wire

A Post-GDPR model for domain name investors...

A model that might make domain investing easier under GDPR. A lot of processes domain investors and marketplaces use have become challenging thanks to the European Unions General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Most of this has to do with registrars bl...

 2019-07-08 16:30 

Domain Name Wire

Cerebrum.com domain auction doesn't go through...

High profile Uniregistry expired domain sale at Dynadot is nixed. Last week there was quite a bit of chatter after Cerebrum.com closed for $23,000 in an expired domain auction at Dynadot. Some people thought the winning bidder overpaid while others were u...

 2019-07-08 15:32 

Domain Investing

My Ideal (.com) Domain Name...

People regularly ask me what type of domain name I buy. My portfolio is fairly diverse at this point, but I am always on the hunt for positive and meaningful one word .com domain names. The ideal type of .com domain name I want to buy is pretty simple to ...

 2019-07-08 15:30 

Domain Name Wire

DAN.com DNW Podcast #243...

How DAN.com is using blockchain for the future of domain name transactions. This week I talk with Reza Sardeha, co-founder of DAN.com (formerly Undeveloped). Reza explains how his company uses blockchain to power domain name transactions. Learn about how ...

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