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 2019-09-21 13:03 

Domain Investing

Why Extend Acquired Extend.com...

I have pretty much every meaningful one word .com domain name listed in my Domain Monitor tool from DomainTools. When one of these domain names transfers to a different registrar, changes hands, or has some sort of other update, I am frequently able to se...

 2019-09-20 19:28 

Domain Investing

CSC to Host Domain Name Strategy Webinar...

CSC is one of the largest domain name portfolio management companies, catering to some of the largest companies in the world. Devising and implementing a corporate domain name strategy is one major component of the work the company does with its clients. ...

 2019-09-20 19:19 

TheDomains.com

Chocolate.com owner and website revealed...

Chocolate.com owner Wazimo has published a website with recipes and videos on the premium domain name....

 2019-09-20 15:33 

Domain Name Wire

This could be a bad phishing campaign for stealing domains...

Phishing perpetrators use single sign-on to ensnare victims. Thieves frequently target domain names, whether it's to hold a domain for ransom or because the domain itself is valuable. Some thieves try to crack into the owner's domain registrar acc...

 2019-09-20 13:18 

Domain Investing

Apple Arcade: Apple Chooses Apple.co/applearcade...

The forthcoming launch of Apple Arcade was announced several months ago. Apple Arcade is a game subscription service launched by Apple. It is currently being promoted via Twitter and likely other social media outlets: Apple Arcade is here. Play groundbrea...

 2019-09-19 15:17 

Domain Investing

"I Went by GoDaddy's Valuation Services"...

GoDaddy's automated appraisal tool is a double edged sword, and my affection for it varies depending on whether I am buying or selling a domain name. Put simply, when it comes to unique assets, I don't think an automated tool can accurately value ...

 2019-09-19 14:42 

Domain Name Wire

Engineering firm sues to recover KFDE.com domain name...

Company says a thief took the domain name it has been using for nearly two decades. A California engineering firm has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to recover the domain name KFDE.com, which it says was stolen from it. K.F. Davis Engineering has been using the do...

 2019-09-19 13:51 

TheDomains.com

YMCDN.com closes at $127,801 on GoDaddy Will it get paid?...

YMCDN.com has a huge link profile and someone just bid $127,801 to acquire the domain name on GoDaddy auctions....

 2019-09-18 16:54 

TheDomains.com

Sell your best two word.coms priced at $500 or less...

This post is about two word .coms, and no there isn't any expectation of anyone listing a premium well known two word phrase. Two word .coms are certainly one of the most requested domains wanted categories on Namepros so here is another outlet to pro...

 2019-09-18 15:57 

Domain Name Wire

A bumper crop of end user domain sales at Uniregistry...

Uniregistry's market has an active week for end user domain sales. Uniregistry released its weekly top 20 sales list yesterday. Unlike the past couple of weeks, I was able to figure out who bought most of them. And at least half can be definitively ti...

 2019-09-18 14:00 

Domain Investing

Guest Post: New gTLD Use: Boon or Bane to Cybersecurity?...

This is a sponsored guest post. WhoisXML API is making a very generous contribution to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as a part of my Pan-Mass Challenge fundraising campaign in exchange for the publication of this article. The number of Internet users has s...

 2019-09-18 13:21 

Domain Name Wire

15 end user domain sales at Sedo...

A German eyewear company, a Canadian cannabis seller and a sustainable food manufacturer all bought domain names. An upswing in sales came through this week from Sedo, making me think the lull of summer is over and, hopefully, a steady rise in domain purc...

 2019-09-18 12:03 

Domain Investing

What is the Last Domain Name You Bought?...

The Product Hunt Twitter account posed a question yesterday that garnered a ton of replies: "What is the last domain you bought?" What is the last domain you bought? — Product Hunt (@ProductHunt) September 17, 2019 I took a quick look throug...

 2019-09-18 10:44 

Domain Investing

GoDaddy Sells At Least Four 2 Letter .com Domain Names...

Yesterday morning, George Kirikos tweeted about the likely sale of HU.com, a two letter .com domain name that had been owned by GoDaddy via its NameFind portfolio company: Another elite 2-letter dot-com domain name has changed hands, as https://t.co/T5Z4r...

 2019-09-17 21:04 

TheDomains.com

Sedo weekly sales led by Red.tv...

Sedo released their weekly sales and Red.tv led the way selling for 35,000 Euros, ($38,537). NorthDakota.com purchased by Brent Oxley sold for $33,000. Smart.bio was the third highest sale at 25,000 Euros, ($27,680). 42 .com sales 18 cctld sales 6 other t...

 2019-09-17 20:18 

TheDomains.com

GoDaddy Launch Event with Ayesha Curry...

GoDaddy had a big day today announcing their latest initiative GoDaddy Websites + Marketing. Interestingly websitesplusmarketing.com has been regged since 2013 by someone else. With Websites + Marketing, GoDaddy introduces GoDaddy InSight, a smart technol...

 2019-09-17 20:03 

Domain Investing

Video: GoDaddy's Websites + Marketing Launch Event...

GoDaddy hosted a launch event earlier today with its new CEO Aman Bhutani and spokeswoman Ayesha Curry. You will want to fast forward to about 12 minutes to catch the start of the event. The revamp of the company's website building product with market...

 2019-09-17 20:00 

Domain Name Wire

GoDaddy launches Websites + Marketing...

GoDaddy's new all-in-one online presence system launches. GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) announced its new Websites + Marketing service today as it takes aim at (or defends against) website builders like Wix, Weebly and SquareSpace. Websites + Marketing is the ...

 2019-09-17 17:24 

Domain Name Wire

Man who paid $360k for 81.com says it's stolen...

Dubai man files lawsuit to recover domain. A man who says he paid $360,000 to buy the domain 81.com alleges it has been stolen. Sami Debizet filed an in rem lawsuit (pdf) against the domain in U.S. District Court in Virginia in an effort to recover the do...

 2019-09-17 16:44 

Domain Investing

GoDaddy to Make "Huge Product Announcement" Today...

If you visited YouTube today, you may have come across the huge GoDaddy advertising banner across the top of the website announcing a product launch event with Ayesha Curry: I don't have details about what will be launched or who is targeted with the ...

 2019-09-17 16:32 

Domain Name Wire

PIR changes its domain name as part of rebrand...

Non-profit that runs .org moves from PIR to TheNew.org. Public Interest Registry has launched its new branding. And although the logo is what we expected, there's a big twist: PIR has been relegated to the background in favor of .Org. The group has ev...

 2019-09-17 15:40 

TheDomains.com

Some registrars continue to markup your domains without your permission...

Registrars are making more than just a commission when they mark up your domain names....

 2019-09-17 15:27 

Domain Name Wire

New guide: Get Started Selling Your Domains...

This free guide helps you list your domains for sale and get them in front of the most searchers possible. I get a lot of emails from friends-of-friends that have heard I'm "the domain guy." These people have a lot of domains they've colle...

 2019-09-17 14:59 

Domain Name Wire

Brent Oxley buys NorthDakota.com for $33,000...

A small price for a low-population state. HostGator founder Brent Oxley has snapped up state .com domain names lately, include Texas.com. He just added NorthDakota.com to his portfolio. The domain was listed for sale in Sedo's last GreatDomains auctio...

 2019-09-17 13:24 

TheDomains.com

Sexe.com sells for $231,223...

Another big sale on Monday with Sexe.com selling for $231,223 on Sedo....

 2019-09-16 21:28 

TheDomains.com

The 10 highest valued startups in the world...

China has the two highest valued startups in the world according to CB Insights...

 2019-09-16 20:15 

Domain Name Wire

Beware this PayPal invoice for GoDaddy domains...

Scammer is sending PayPal invoices for domain renewals. Fake domain name renewal emails are nothing new, but some aspects of one making the rounds are. A Domain Name Wire reader received a fake renewal notice today. Instead of being sent from the scammer,...

 2019-09-16 17:38 

Domain Name Wire

NamesCon calls for submissions for 2020 event...

Submit proposals to speak at NamesCon 2020. NamesCon is taking a new approach for its NamesCon Global 2020 event next year. Not only is it in a new location (Austin), but it is calling it The Domain Economic Forum. Its goal is to expand beyond just the do...

 2019-09-16 16:56 

Domain Name Wire

HugeDomains gets reverse domain name hijacking win...

Company opted to file a UDRP instead of paying just $2,695 to buy the domain. Domain investment company HugeDomains.com has successfully defended one of its domain names in a cybersquatting dispute, and the company that brought it has been found guilty of...

 2019-09-16 16:12 

Domain Investing

HugeDomains Gets RDNH Finding on RockNCrystals.com UDRP...

A UDRP was filed at WIPO against the RockNCrystals.com domain name, which is owned by HugeDomains (a company operated by Turn Commerce). The respondent was self-represented, and it won the UDRP with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH). In lo...

 2019-09-16 15:30 

Domain Name Wire

Matt Overman on new TLDs DNW Podcast #253...

Why Donuts is repricing many of its premium domains. This week I talk with Matt Overman, the SVP of sales at Donuts, the company that offers 242 domains in new extensions such as .money and .expert. Matt explains why the company is reducing the price on o...

 2019-09-16 12:18 

Domain Investing

Glance.com Sold via Sedo for $160,000...

According to a tweet this morning from Sedo domain name broker Albert Schimmel, the Glance.com domain name was sold via Sedo for $160,000: Just sold glance(.)com for $160K! Congrats to the seller and buyer! @sedo #glance #domain #brokerage #sedo pic.twitt...

 2019-09-13 19:50 

TheDomains.com

Mike said this 8 years ago, is it still true?...

8 years ago Mike wrote a very popular post that got a lot of views and over 120 comments. Domain Investing Isn't Playing The Lottery, It's Investing When Mike wrote the post it was before new gtlds, it was before cryptocurrency and the blockchain ...

 2019-09-13 18:30 

Domain Name Wire

This WIPO panelist forgot something...

Vodacom filed dead-on-arrival case and domain owner said it was an abuse of the policy, but... A World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) panelist has correctly found in favor of the registrant of VideoPlay.com, but he forgot something: to find the...

 2019-09-13 18:09 

Domain Investing

Element AI Does .AI Better...

Yesterday, I published an article about a company called Healthy.ai. I praised the company for incorporating its .AI domain name within its branding, making it less likely that people will make a mistake when navigating to the startup's website or sen...

 2019-09-13 17:53 

Domain Name Wire

Tina Dam sues over .Music, reveals investment...

Dam, who worked on new TLD applications, claims she has been cut out of equity ownership of .Music top level domain. Former ICANN staffer Tina Dam, who left the non-profit to work with Constantine Roussos on new top level domains, is now suing Roussos and...

 2019-09-13 13:38 

Domain Investing

GoDaddy Employees Say Farewell to CEO Scott Wagner...

On August 1, GoDaddy announced that its CEO Scott Wagner would have to "step down for health reasons." Prior to the unexpected August announcement, Scott had been with the company for 6+ years, and he was well-respected and well-liked by GoDaddy e...

 2019-09-13 13:22 

Domain Name Wire

11 end user domain name sales at Uniregistry...

Here are 11 domains that end users bought through Uniregistry recently. Uniregistry is providing its top 20 public sales each week. I reviewed the lists from the past two weeks to find the end user domain sales. I'm sure there are more, but many of th...

 2019-09-12 20:55 

Domain Name Wire

Chrysler crashes its dot-brand domain names...

Company pulls all but one of its dot-brands; other companies join the withdrawing party. Fiat Chrysler is among the companies dropping many of its dot-brand domain names. ICANN published 13 more termination notices for top level domain names that match th...

 2019-09-12 16:15 

Domain Name Wire

Scratch.org settlement breaks down...

$20,000 agreement falls through. A settlement to resolve a dispute over the domain name Scratch.org has fallen apart. Scratch Foundation, a non-profit created at MIT, filed a cybersquatting lawsuit against the domain name Scratch.org in January. It was an...

 2019-09-12 15:04 

Domain Investing

Rick Seeks Opinions on Domain Name...

For the last several months, Rick "Domain King" Schwartz has been posting short videos to offer advice and to share stories about domain name investing. Rick has sold tens of millions of dollars worth of domain names and he still has an enviable p...

 2019-09-12 13:50 

Domain Name Wire

12 end user domain name sales this week...

A German telecom company, scientific staffing company and a group that creates museum exhibits bought domain names. Sedo's top public sale this past week was FreeEnglish.com. It also had a .mobi sale. Yes, a .mobi: BTC.mobi sold for $4,995. But neithe...

 2019-09-12 13:30 

Domain Investing

Healthy.io Does .IO the Smart Way...

Last night, VentureBeat published an article about a $60 million round of funding for a company called Healthy.io. The healthtech startup has now reportedly raised around $90 million in funding to date: https://t.co/srnfUBGWb9 raises $60 million to help p...

 2019-09-11 19:03 

Domain Name Wire

Mailchimp increases price 15%-20% for longtime customers...

Even though you're grandfathered, you'll still pay more. Mailchimp changed its pricing model earlier this year. Instead of charging based on how many active subscribers an account has, it included unsubscribed users, too. Existing customers were g...

 2019-09-11 15:29 

TheDomains.com

Court rules scraping a website without permission not illegal...

TheNextWeb.com reported that a U.S. court has ruled that scraping data from a public website without permission is not illegal. This is going to prove to be a very interesting case on appeal as it could set a very interesting precedent. From the article: ...

 2019-09-11 15:12 

Domain Name Wire

Notable Web.com aftermarket domain sales from August...

A previously-used .org domain leads the way. Web.com has reported its public aftermarket sales of $2,000 or more for August. Between NameJet and SnapNames, the company sold 76 domains for $2,000 or more, totalling just over $400,000. The top sale of the m...

 2019-09-11 14:50 

TheDomains.com

NameJet/Snapnames August sales led by GrowingPower.org...

Web.com released their NameJet/Snapnames sales report for August and GrowingPower.org led the way at $45,999. From Wikipedia: Growing Power is an urban agriculture organization headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It runs the last functional farm within...

 2019-09-11 14:11 

Domain Name Wire

Slofie domains quickly snapped up after iPhone announcement...

Slofie.com and Slofies.com registered after Apple coins the term with iPhone 11 launch. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) introduced the iPhone 11 yesterday, and with it a new term: Slofie. It's what the company calls slow-motion selfies. iPhone 11 technology enab...

 2019-09-11 12:47 

Domain Investing

Extend Shortens its Domain Name by Buying Extend.com...

Extend is a "well funded early stage startup," according to a tweet from its founder and CEO Woody Levin. The San Francisco-based startup had been using the off-brand HelloExtend.com domain name for its website. According to a tweet from its found...

 2019-09-10 20:15 

TheDomains.com

Sedo weekly sales led by FreeEnglish.com...

Sedo released their weekly sales and FreeEnglish.com led the way at $20,700. Yoba.com was right behind at $20,000. This is a week if someone outside the business said, "Hi, explain domain pricing to me." You would have a lot of random names that y...

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