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 2020-07-03 18:11 

Domain Investing

Nobody Will Request an "Appraisal Certificate"...

Domain industry attorney Jason Schaeffer reported today that three of his clients received $60,000 offers to buy domain names, and the supposed prospective buyer requested an "appraisal certificate" in order to proceed with a deal. 3 clients this ...

 2020-07-03 13:19 

Domain Name Wire

Decoding recent numeric domain name sales...

Kassey Lee investigates recent numeric domain name sales. Numeric domains up to 4 digits (4N) are actually used by Chinese companies. However, those beyond 4N are not often found in use but mostly traded among investors. In this article, I'll review s...

 2020-07-03 13:05 

Domain Investing

Brandsight Job Opening: Account Executive...

Brandsight is looking to hire someone in an Account Executive role, according to a job opening posted recently on LinkedIn. Because GoDaddy acquired Brandsight earlier this year, the job listing is under the GoDaddy branding. This is a work from home remo...

 2020-07-02 20:03 

Domain Name Wire

12 end user domain name sales including 6 ccTLDs...

A food manufacturer, a travel site, and a wallpaper company bought domain names. ccTLD domain purchases staked their claim among end users this week. Half of the end user sales at Sedo I uncovered were ccTLDs. Here's a list of some of the end user dom...

 2020-07-02 13:01 

Domain Name Wire

Is the end user prospect for your domain a genuine one?...

Make sure to do the research to verify it. I recently found a .com where the matching .cn is already developed. Because the second level domain is registered in another extension, does it mean I have a potential end user buyer for the .com? The domain is ...

 2020-07-02 12:48 

Domain Investing

Differing Opinions on Ramifications of SCOTUS Decision...

Earlier this week, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Booking.com can be trademarked. The 8-1 decision was a good read, and there was some interesting insight from the opinion. The dissent, written by Justice Stephen Breyer, included some positive...

 2020-07-02 04:37 

TheDomains.com

"This decision provides the basis to render countless domain names to be worthless junk"...

The booking.com trademark win has been viewed as a win by domain investors with premium domain names. John Berryhill does not agree with that logic....

 2020-07-01 22:21 

TheDomains.com

Online Businesses Using .CLUB and other Domain Name Extensions to Benefit from Supreme Court "Booking.com" Ruling...

Online Businesses Using .CLUB and other Domain Name Extensions to Benefit from Supreme Court...

 2020-07-01 18:27 

Domain Name Wire

Namecheap revenue continues its surge in Q2...

Year-over-year revenue grows 38% in Q2. Domain name registrar Namecheap generated $49 million in revenue during Q2 2020, the company reported to Domain Name Wire. That's up almost 38% over the same period last year and up 7.6% quarter-over-quarter. Fi...

 2020-07-01 17:03 

Domain Name Wire

Intuit missed TurboTaxSucksAss.com...

Companies can't register all domains that can be used to attack them. Last year, Intuit registered lots of domain names defensively as reports surfaced about its nefarious tactics with TurboTax. It had lobbied the government not to make its own tax fi...

 2020-07-01 15:21 

Domain Investing

Network Solutions Should Ditch Registrar-Transfers.com...

Network Solutions uses an unbranded domain name for at least a few important confirmation functions. When I need to confirm my email address at Network Solutions or approve a transfer away from Network Solutions, I am directed to different pages on the Re...

 2020-07-01 14:27 

Domain Name Wire

Here are the domains Amazon registered for the Seattle arena...

Amazon registered over 75 domains for the arena it's calling Climate Pledge Arena. I can't wait to watch a live hockey game again. It certainly won't be until next year, and it's likely to be in Seattle's completely refurbished arena. ...

 2020-07-01 13:37 

Domain Name Wire

Is this domain really worth $30,728?...

Kassey Lee explains why this domain, which sold at auction last month, has a bounty of potential buyers. HuangGuan.com sold for $30,728 on Godaddy Auctions on June 15, and I think it is a good deal for the buyer. Here's why: Huang Guan represents a pr...

 2020-06-30 20:14 

TheDomains.com

Sedo weekly sales led by Expert.ai...

Sedo released their weekly list of domain name sales and Expert.ai led the way at 95,000 Euro, ($106,725). Stellantis.com was second at 20,000 GBP,...

 2020-06-30 18:52 

Domain Name Wire

State Farm tries (again) to get a State Farm Bowl domain...

The insurance giant really wants this domain name. Earlier this year, insurance giant State Farm lost a UDRP for the domain name TheStateFarmBowl .com. The owner of the domain argued that he bought it to sell wooden bowls in the outline of states. Get it?...

 2020-06-30 15:25 

Domain Name Wire

Supreme Court: Booking.com can get its trademark...

Court rules that Booking.com can be trademarked. In an 8-1 ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled today that Booking.com can trademark Booking.com. For background on the issue, listen to DNW Podcast #285. Booking.com sought the trademark, on...

 2020-06-30 14:41 

Domain Investing

Booking.com Wins Supreme Court TM Case...

#SCOTUS rules that the addition of ".com" to a generic term can create a protectable trademark — SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 30, 2020 Booking.com has won its trademark case at the United States Supreme Court. The 8-1 decision was written b...

 2020-06-30 14:27 

Domain Name Wire

Spa services company tries reverse domain name hijacking...

Domain was registered a decade before the spa company started its business. A spa franchising company has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking for the domain AccessSpa.com. Philip Savino, who apparently has some connection to a spa ...

 2020-06-30 13:20 

Domain Name Wire

A quick expired domains tip for finding valuable domains...

Kassey Lee explains how you can find expiring domains that may be valuable both in China and the rest of the world. Even though I live outside China, I still want to include China in my domain investment strategy. This is because I have seen the spectacul...

 2020-06-30 13:09 

Domain Investing

IEE.com Subject of UDRP...

A UDRP was filed against the valuable 3 letter IEE.com domain name. The UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It is WIPO Case D2020-1707. IEE.com was created in September of 1995, making the domain name nearly 25 years old...

 2020-06-29 22:26 

TheDomains.com

Domaining.com June Broker Newsletter...

This is the June issue of the domaining.com monthly bulletin which exclusively features names for sale by brokers. Sponsored by the CastelloBrothers.com...

 2020-06-29 16:43 

Domain Name Wire

Reviewing 4-character domains sold in May...

Do these four-character domains have upgrade value? I look at domains from the Chinese perspective because of my background. In this article, therefore, I'll review some 4-character domains sold in May and also check their corresponding .cn and .com.c...

 2020-06-29 15:36 

Domain Investing

Other Amazon Arena Name Possibilities...

Last week, Amazon announced it had secured the naming rights for the new arena in Seattle, Washington that would be home to a new NHL team and the WNBA's Seattle Storm. Amazon also announced the new arena would be known as Climate Pledge Arena. .@Clim...

 2020-06-29 15:30 

Domain Name Wire

Are these domains unstoppable? DNW Podcast #292...

Checking in on blockchain domains one year later Last year I interviewed one of the co-founders of Unstoppable Domains. I'm checking in with another co-founder this week, Brad Kam, to see how it's going. The company offers blockchain-based domains...

 2020-06-29 14:38 

Domain Name Wire

How to Search GoDaddy Domain Auctions using the "old" API...

Alvin Brown provides a tutorial on how to use the GdAuctionsBiddingWS_v2 api to search and retrieve domain names listed on GoDaddy Aftermarket by keyword. Today's tutorial is a bit tricky. Why? Well, you'll need to have access to GoDaddy's old...

 2020-06-28 21:58 

TheDomains.com

Those Perfect 10 auction proceeds probably should have gone to Giganews...

Giganews won a judgement against Perfect10.com and got the rights to their intellectual property, the domain names expired and NameJet got the proceeds...

 2020-06-28 21:33 

Domain Investing

.FM: Emoji Domain Name Makes Waves...

A viral Emoji campaign along with an Emoji .FM domain name caught the attention of many people on Twitter and helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for a number of racial justice non-profits, Business Insider reported: "For more than 24 hou...

 2020-06-27 22:45 

TheDomains.com

What they do right what do they do wrong namecheap...

Domain name registrar namecheap - Today we focus on namecheap, What do they do right and what do they do wrong? Do you like them?...

 2020-06-27 14:35 

Domain Investing

July 3 is Lemon Cupcake Day in Honor of Charlie Gilbert...

On July 3, Charlie Gilbert would have celebrated her 51st birthday. I am sure it would have been filled with lots of good food and drinks. Probably some Facetime calls and Zoom birthday wishes as we all deal with this pandemic. To celebrate Charlie's ...

 2020-06-26 20:59 

TheDomains.com

Polls at Namepros and TheDomains don't seem like most want to pay for a Virtual Conference...

Now that the price has been announced, $59. If you're an individual or small business newcomer, industry, they are giving away a set number...

 2020-06-26 19:35 

Domain Investing

GoDaddy Monetizing Mobile Parked Names with Link to Broker Service...

Nepotism Barbie is trending on Twitter right now, and the domain name NepotismBarbie.com was registered at GoDaddy in January of this year. It doesn't look like the registrant has done anything with this domain name, but that is not really the point o...

 2020-06-26 15:05 

Domain Investing

XPay.com Limited or Limitless?...

Domain investor Andy Booth tweeted about his recent acquisition of XPay.com, a domain name he called his "favorite pick-up in the last decade." Knowing some of the domain names he has bought and sold over the past ten years, that is a pretty stron...

 2020-06-26 13:45 

Domain Name Wire

Reviewing recent 4-letter domain sales...

Kassey Lee investigates Chinese end users for these recent four-letter domain purchases. Here are some 4-letter domains sold in May, viewed from the angle of finding end users in China for domain upgrades. Remember that I always check both .cn and .com.cn...

 2020-06-26 13:41 

Domain Investing

NamesCon 360 Ticket Price is $59...

NamesCon organizers announced a virtual conference to be held this coming September. NamesCon 360 will be held virtually from September 9 11, 2020. At the time of the announcement, organizers had not yet made tickets available to purchase or announced tic...

 2020-06-25 22:22 

TheDomains.com

The 10 year anniversary of .XXX A look back...

A decade ago on this day ICANN approved the .xxx extension. Stuart Lawley and his ICM Registry realized a dream. The controversial extension that is .xxx...

 2020-06-25 18:30 

Domain Investing

Farming.org is Top Great Domains Sale...

A .org domain name achieved the highest sale price in Sedo's monthly Great Domains Auction, which ended this afternoon. Farming.org sold today for $9,500, surpassing the $9,300 sale of Trisha.com and $7,600 sale of Deserts.com. Flammable.com sold for ...

 2020-06-25 16:46 

Domain Investing

Prospect Under No Obligation to Reply...

Yesterday, I received an email from someone looking to sell a domain name that I don't believe has value. Put another way, I wouldn't hand register the domain name with your credit card, let alone pay someone a premium to buy it. I've been pre...

 2020-06-25 16:09 

Domain Name Wire

20 end user domain name sales up to $108,000...

A pet food company, an artificial intelligence company, and a water filtration company bought domain names. There were many good end user sales at Sedo this past week, including the Expert.ai sale I wrote about on Tuesday. Here's a list of some of the...

 2020-06-25 13:30 

Domain Name Wire

2008 vs 2020: Analyzing domains in a global recession...

[Editor's note: The world has entered into a recession for the first time since the great recession. The causes are very different, but one thing is certain: uncertainty. In this post, Bala GR, Head of Business Intelligence at Radix, evaluates what ha...

 2020-06-25 13:04 

Domain Investing

ICANN Complaint? Contact the ICANN Complaints Officer...

Do you have a complaint about ICANN and need to speak with someone at the organization to discuss it? ICANN has a job that is specifically for handling an assortment of complaints about the organization. ICANN has a Complaints Officer who works in the Com...

 2020-06-24 20:33 

Domain Investing

Amazon Announces Honeycode Uses Honeycode.AWS...

Earlier today, Amazon announced the launch of Honeycode, a mobile and web app building with no programming or coding required. Notably, from a domain name perspective, Amazon launched this new development tool using the Honeycode.AWS domain name. Amazon o...

 2020-06-24 20:01 

Domain Name Wire

I'm struggling with this UDRP decision...

Is EveryFamily.org confusingly similar to Everytown? Post link: I'm struggling with this UDRP decision DomainNameWire.com 2020. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be ...

 2020-06-24 18:05 

TheDomains.com

Post your best .coms for sale up to $500...

Names that are selling are two word .coms that make sense, it better be a very major keyword where you are adding ly or ish or able or any other suffix....

 2020-06-24 17:36 

Domain Name Wire

PIR calls for nominations for .Org Impact Awards...

10 organizations that use .org domains will take home a total of $85,000. Public Interest Registry, the registry that manages .org domains, has opened nominations for its 2020 .Org Impact Awards. This year's awards are a bit different from last year. ...

 2020-06-24 16:56 

Domain Investing

NameSilo Announces Catch.Club...

The story behind https://t.co/XxnGQiqEhy a new drop catching service. https://t.co/7sSN3oOoKu — Colin.club (@ColinDotClub) June 24, 2020 Colin Campbell, Chairman and Founder of the .Club Registry, tweeted about a new domain name drop catching servic...

 2020-06-24 15:46 

Domain Investing

Perfect 10 vs. Perfect Ten...

Two similar domain names expired at Network Solutions and were auctioned at NameJet in the last two weeks. I thought it was worth comparing Perfect10.com and PerfectTen.com to share why I think there was such a substantial difference in the sale prices of...

 2020-06-24 14:27 

Domain Name Wire

GoDaddy plans layoffs and is closing Austin offices...

Company struggles with outbound sales and social media products. GoDaddy's (NYSE: GDDY) revenue is topping expectations, but the company is laying off employees and restructuring its business because Covid-19 is impacting part of its business. The com...

 2020-06-24 14:01 

Domain Investing

GoDaddy Announces COVID-19 Related Layoffs...

Some unfortunate news to report from GoDaddy this morning. GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani had the difficult job of announcing a round of layoffs at the company, the direct result of the impact the COVID-19 coronavirus has had on the company. The news comes less...

 2020-06-24 13:12 

Domain Name Wire

Donuts' TrueName service offers brand protection to registrants...

Donuts has announced TrueName, a registrant service that automatically blocks registrations of homographs of registered domains. When a customer registers a Donuts TLD such as .guru, .money or .live, Donuts will block registrations of lookalike domain nam...

 2020-06-23 20:20 

TheDomains.com

Sedo weekly sales led by two .coms this week...

Sedo released their weekly sales and ConstructionLoan.com and Zirrus.com tied for first at $25,000. MyTy.com was $1 off the top at $24,999....

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