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 2020-11-24 19:31 

Domain Name Wire

Hair loss cybersquatting fight ends in reverse domain name hijacking...

I can understand why the Respondent was pulling his hair out over this dispute. A National Arbitration Forum panel has found Florida company Gapardis Health and Beauty, Inc. to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name MinoPlus .c...

 2020-11-24 18:36 

TheDomains.com

Sedo weekly sales led by Studying.com...

Sedo weekly sales led by Studying.com led the way at $28,000. Greenland.org was second at $21,999 and Bringo.co.uk was third at 12,000 GBP...

 2020-11-24 16:00 

Domain Name Wire

RCEP could boost demand for domains...

Kassey Lee discusses RCEP and what it could mean for domain names. I have been busy reading about RCEP in the last few days. I think it could have a positive long-term impact on demand for domains in China. RCEP stands for "Regional Comprehensive Econ...

 2020-11-24 15:15 

Domain Investing

Overpaying Today for a Deal Tomorrow...

It is arguably more difficult than ever to privately acquire a great .com domain names. The majority of investment quality, long registered, domain names are either in the hands of end users or registrants who will not sell cheap. Quite a few are held by ...

 2020-11-24 14:57 

Domain Name Wire

GoDaddy's for-sale landing page wishlist...

These are some great options but could be better. Last week, Michael Cyger of DNAcademy posted a guide about how to choose from GoDaddy's five "for sale" landers for your domains. Five landers? Yes, I was surprised to learn that there are so m...

 2020-11-24 00:14 

Domain Investing

Sold 2 Weeks Ago for $4,190, FinWise.com Subject of UDRP...

A couple of weeks ago, I saw that Finwise.com was pending delete and would be auctioned. I liked the name because it was a mashup of two words fin (for financial) and wise. FinWise seems like a pretty nice brand name. I did not backorder the domain name, ...

 2020-11-23 17:31 

Domain Name Wire

Crypto company Ternio tries reverse domain name hijacking BlockCard.com domain name...

Company that uses GetBlockCard.com filed cybersquatting dispute against BlockCard.com domain name. Blockchain and cryptocurrency company Ternio has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name BlockCard.com. The company...

 2020-11-23 16:30 

Domain Name Wire

New TLD marketing with Mina Neuberg DNW Podcast #313...

Mina Neuberg, Chief Marketing Officer of Donuts, talks about marketing new top level domains to registrants. Last week, Donuts announced it was acquiring Afilias in a blockbuster deal. My guest this week is Mina Neuberg, Chief Marketing Officer of Donuts....

 2020-11-23 15:07 

Domain Investing

NARALO Talk: "The Secondary Market in Domain Names"...

NARALO (North American Regional At-Large Organization) is a group within ICANN that is made up of individuals and organizations interested in Internet governance. The group holds monthly meetings to discuss various issues and topics related to ICANN and g...

 2020-11-23 14:34 

Domain Name Wire

GoDaddy breach is latest reminder to use registry lock...

Websites that handle financial transactions should add Registry Lock to their domains. Brian Krebs wrote this weekend about a recent attack on cryptocurrency services via the domain name registrar GoDaddy. In at least two cases, it appears that attackers ...

 2020-11-23 12:32 

Domain Name Wire

Tess Diaz and Tim Hargis join Buckley Media...

Buckley media expands its team with two new hires. Domain name brokerage and branding company Buckley Media announced two new hires today. Tess Diaz is making the move after 8 years at Media Options, where she was Senior Business Development Consultant an...

 2020-11-21 23:05 

Domain Investing

Social Engineering Causes "Incursion at GoDaddy"...

According to a report published earlier today on Krebs on Security, a popular and well-sourced cybersecurity blog, there was an "incursion at GoDaddy that relied on tricking employees into transferring ownership and/or control over targeted domains to...

 2020-11-21 00:31 

TheDomains.com

List up to 3 .coms for sale $2,500 or less...

List up to 3 .coms for sale $2,500 or less make sure to post firm if you do not want any counter offers....

 2020-11-20 06:12 

TheDomains.com

Chatroom.com closes at $65,167 on NameJet...

Chatroom.com DOTDB.com shows 92 extensions registered and 2,991 related domains. These would be names that contain chatroom or chatrooms....

 2020-11-19 19:00 

Domain Name Wire

Donuts is acquiring Afilias...

A blockbuster transaction in the domain name industry as two registries combine. Donuts, the largest top level domain name operator in terms of number of extensions, is acquiring domain name registry Afilias. The deal includes Afilias' "owned and ...

 2020-11-19 18:21 

Domain Investing

Donuts to Acquire Afilias Registry Business...

According to a press release I received this afternoon, Donuts has reached an agreement to acquire the Afilias registry business. Afilias operates a large number of domain name extensions, and the company also provides back-end services to operators of do...

 2020-11-19 17:37 

Domain Name Wire

Domain blocklists can ensnare the wrong targets...

Blocklists don't keep up with domain names as their use changes. Michael Sumner, a partner at domain name sales data site NameBio, had a rough start to November. He woke up on November 2 to find a message from PayPal in his inbox with the subject "...

 2020-11-19 15:41 

Domain Name Wire

Afternic may give more insight into leads...

Uniregistry platform is showing when a lead comes in from Afternic. One of the nice things about Afternic is that its brokers take care of all inquiries for you. You don't have to bother with confused inquirers and people who won't pay anywhere cl...

 2020-11-19 14:44 

Domain Name Wire

Tool generates trending domain registration ideas...

UIDomains takes a different approach to domain discovery. There are lots of domain name spinning tools out there that help you find domains to register. I recently became aware of one that takes a very different approach to the others. UIDomains.com looks...

 2020-11-18 21:31 

TheDomains.com

Godaddy increases DDC price 2x $240 a year...

Godaddy increases DDC price 2x - $240 a year Namepros members react to the increase by GoDaddy on their domain discount club....

 2020-11-18 19:11 

Domain Name Wire

Afilias sells its stake in MMX...

Afilias USA exits its position in new top level domain company. Domain name registry Afilias has sold its stake in top level domain name company MMX (London AIM: MMX), also known as Minds + Machines. The company exited its 3.16% position in the company ye...

 2020-11-18 18:35 

Domain Name Wire

241 four letter domain names will sell tomorrow...

No-reserve domain name auction ends Thursday. Sedo's four-letter .com domain name auction ends tomorrow. There are no reserves and all of the domains have bids — which means that all 241 domains will sell. As of the time of posting, the top bid ...

 2020-11-18 18:18 

Domain Investing

Andrew Rosener Confirms Prodigy.com Sale...

This morning, Jamie Zoch announced that it appeared AT&T sold Prodigy.com, a domain name the company has owned since its involvement with the defunct Prodigy company. Prodigy.com was first created back in 1992, and AT&T offered an email service on the Pro...

 2020-11-18 18:14 

Domain Name Wire

Cooper's Hawk restaurant chain tries reverse domain name hijacking...

Restaurant chain files UDRP after years of trying to acquire the domain name. A National Arbitration Forum panelist has determined that Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants tried to reverse domain name hijack the domain name CoopersHawk.com. The restaur...

 2020-11-18 15:44 

Domain Investing

"Reasonable is for LOSERS!"...

I don't always agree with Rick Schwartz when it comes to domain name sales negotiating tactics, but I agree with his thoughts today about inquiries seeking a "reasonable" price to buy a domain name: Reasonable? Reasonable?? I hate reasonable! ...

 2020-11-18 14:03 

Domain Name Wire

19 end user domain sales at Sedo...

A resume service, an Irish health tech company, and a manufacturer of outdoor shelters bought domain names last week. Lots of end users bought domain names at Sedo this past week. The top sale was an exact match Dutch domain name, and the top .com sale wa...

 2020-11-18 03:45 

Domain Name Wire

GoDaddy (all of it) went down this evening...

All of GoDaddy — including its main website — went down this evening. GoDaddy had technical difficulties this evening that took down its entire network, including websites hosted on GoDaddy. The main GoDaddy.com website was not resolving for a...

 2020-11-17 21:17 

TheDomains.com

Sedo weekly domain name sales led by gereedschap.nl...

Sedo weekly domain name sales led by gereedschap.nl at 35,750 Euro, ($42,418). Tools in Dutch. Flinks.com was second at $25,000 and Jey.com...

 2020-11-17 17:33 

Domain Investing

How I Have Been Using ExpiredDomains.net...

One tool I have heard about from many different domain investors is ExpiredDomains.net. I never really used ExpiredDomains.net on a regular basis, but after a few people mentioned it to me recently, I began using it. For the last couple of weeks, I have b...

 2020-11-17 17:12 

Domain Name Wire

GoDaddy launches GoDaddy Corporate Domains for large brands...

GoDaddy rebrands Brandsight and launches it as GoDaddy Corporate Domains. GoDaddy announced GoDaddy Corporate Domains today. The brand-targeted registrar is a rechristening of Brandsight, a corporate domain name registrar that GoDaddy acquired as part of ...

 2020-11-17 16:08 

Domain Name Wire

NASDAQ 100 company Vertex Pharmaceuticals tries reverse domain name hijacking...

Company tried to get domain name from a Pakistani medical company. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has found that Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTX), a $58 billion (market cap) company, tried to reverse domain name hijack the d...

 2020-11-17 14:58 

Domain Investing

GoDaddy Acquires GCD.com for GoDaddy Corporate Domains...

GoDaddy has acquired the GCD.com domain name, as it announces a new entity called GoDaddy Corporate Domains. GCD is "a domain management solution for large companies." While GoDaddy Corporate Domains is a new entity, it has its roots in the compan...

 2020-11-17 14:15 

Domain Name Wire

Does your domain name registrar make it easy to transfer domains out?...

Don't do business with registrars that make it difficult to leave. Yesterday, I received a notice from the Wall Street Journal that I needed to update my credit card. I logged into my WSJ.com account and was surprised to see that I'm paying about ...

 2020-11-16 23:54 

TheDomains.com

New disclaimer alert for GoDaddy Appraisal tool...

New disclaimer alert for GoDaddy Appraisal tool - I imagine they wanted to give some better understanding to those outside the domain...

 2020-11-16 22:32 

Domain Name Wire

UNR acquires .Trust and .LLP top level domains...

Company now runs 25 top level domains. Frank Schilling's top level domain registry UNR has added two domain names to its stable: .Trust and .LLP. This is the third home for .Trust, as Kevin Murphy reported last week. UNR says that MarkMonitor, CSC and...

 2020-11-16 16:30 

Domain Name Wire

Domain Investing with Adam Strong DNW Podcast #312...

Adam Strong talks about the state of the domain name aftermarket. Domain investor Adam Strong returns to the show today to talk about what he's seeing in the domain aftermarket during this strange year. Adam sees the high level of the market through E...

 2020-11-16 15:08 

Domain Investing

Keeping Status Quo is Difficult...

Since the middle of the Summer, things have been running smoothly for my business. While sales have been solid, it remains difficult to find deals on private acquisitions. Auction prices remain higher than I would like, and I have been more actively buyin...

 2020-11-16 14:27 

Domain Name Wire

Flipkart among end user domain buyers at GoDaddy...

These companies recently bought domain names at GoDaddy. Who said exact match domains were dead? GoDaddy released its top 20 public sales from July on Friday, and a handful of exact match domains stand out. One is Wallpapers .com; apparently, computer wal...

 2020-11-13 16:40 

Domain Investing

"But You Only Paid $500 for It"...

Some domain name buyers are more savvy than others. They actually do some research on the domain name they want to buy beforehand. They may use a source like NameBio or GoDaddy's appraisal tool to find more information about the domain name and it'...

 2020-11-13 16:07 

Domain Name Wire

Jonathan Tenenbaum named COO of MediaOptions...

Tenenbaum jumps from Web.com to MediaOptions. Domain name brokerage MediaOptions has hired Jonathan Tenenbaum as its Chief Operating Officer. Tenenbaum comes to MediaOptions from Web.com, where he spent the last 14 years in various roles. He was the Gener...

 2020-11-13 14:31 

Domain Investing

Jonathan Tenenbaum is New COO of Media Options...

Media Options, the domain brokerage founded by Andrew Rosener, announced that it hired Jonathan Tenenbaum as its Chief Operating Officer. Jonathan had been working as Chief Privacy Officer at Web.com since October of last year. Jonathan is probably most w...

 2020-11-12 18:53 

Domain Name Wire

Virtual events company Hopin moves to .Com...

Events platform bought domain name from Greek tour company. It's been quite a year for virtual events company Hopin. The company's platform was suddenly thrust into the spotlight when the pandemic hit and the events industry moved online. It rushe...

 2020-11-12 17:48 

Domain Name Wire

Whoa...UDRP panelist got this case WRONG...

A UDRP panelist just ordered a non-profit's domain name to be transferred in a poorly reasoned decision. I'm shocked by a UDRP decision handed down by National Arbitration Forum panelist Darryl Wilson this week. It seems that Wilson got the case w...

 2020-11-12 16:46 

Domain Name Wire

Why Wix's stock dropped after today's earnings report...

Stock drops after company posts another loss due to increased ad spend. Earlier this week, I wrote about how web presence companies like Wix and GoDaddy are ramping up advertising to capture increased demand for web building platforms during the pandemic....

 2020-11-12 05:42 

TheDomains.com

Kau.com and Epara.com see much lower prices on the reauction...

Kau.com and Epara.com see much lower prices on the reauction. $100,350 to $33,333 on Kau.com and Epara.com $11,500....

 2020-11-11 21:39 

Domain Name Wire

Peoples Bank of Mississippi tries reverse domain name hijacking...

Small bank did not prove that the domain name owner registered PeoplesBank.com to target it. A National Arbitration Forum panel has determined (pdf) that Peoples Bank of Mississippi tried reverse domain name hijacking PeoplesBank.com in a cybersquatting c...

 2020-11-11 20:42 

Domain Investing

ICA Offers New Legal Benefit for Members...

Earlier this afternoon, the Internet Commerce Association announced a new benefit for members of its trade organization. ICA members will receive a 15% discount on legal work performed by five participating domain industry attorneys. In addition to this d...

 2020-11-11 20:36 

Domain Name Wire

Google discusses using expired domains for backlinks and SEO...

The company doesn't want people to game the system but doesn't want to wrongly penalize a domain, either. When you see an expired domain auction for a crappy domain reaching stratospheric levels, you can be that people are bidding on it because it...

 2020-11-11 17:49 

Domain Name Wire

Italian country code domain leads Sedo end user sales list at 62,000...

An Emmy-award winning actress, a company that sells elderberry extract, and an Italian phone answering service bought domain names. Sedo had some nice sales to end users this past week, led by an Italian country code domain name. The actress Anne Heche al...

 2020-11-11 15:51 

Domain Investing

2020 .US Town Hall...

On November 12th at noon Eastern time, the .US Registry will be hosting its 2020 Town Hall meeting. .US ccTLD domain registrants and others are invited to participate in this virtually-held annual meeting. Featured speakers in this meeting include Dustin ...

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