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GoDaddy Whois Contact: Your Domain Name is Infringing

Earlier this month, I wrote about receiving several emails from GoDaddy that originated from the GoDaddy Whois contact f…  Read more

domainshane

AUCTION RECAP OF OCTOBER 19, 2020

A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on October 19, 2020. If there…

IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, October 20th

Main List       NameJet          Flippa/Sedo    LLLL.com’s       LLL, CCC, 5L       Other LLLL…

AUCTION RECAP OF OCTOBER 18, 2020

A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on October 18, 2020. If there…

impulsecorp

The Story of BuildFreeSites.com

It started with an idea I had to promote BoredHumans.com. Maybe I could build free websites for people in exchange for t…

Domains and The “Great Repression”

I know I am stating the obvious here, but the COVID-19 crisis will forever change consumer behavior, shifting billions o…

How To Promote Your Site

As I wrote in my last blog posting, what used to work to get visitors to websites no longer does. Any SEO (search engine…

BruceMarler

Condo.Vegas Soft Launches

Two months ago we acquired Condo.Vegas, along with its plural, Condos.Vegas, we did this as a continued addition to our…

A Reboot for my Blog

For quite sometime I have had it in my mind to do a “reboot” of my blog at BruceMarler.com. I did my first initial p…

morganlinton

Is the term “Domainer” hurting domain investors?

As many of you know, I made a shirt a couple of years ago, yeah this one you see above that I unveiled at NamesCon a few…

Two weeks left in the world’s first Domain Flipping competition

This summer, with the Olympics canceled due to the Coronavirus I realized the world still needed a global competition, s…

Are .LY domains back in fashion?

Today I was doing my regular end-of-week auction review on Park.io when I noticed that the domain getting the most love…

DomainInvesting

GoDaddy Whois Contact: Your Domain Name is Infringing

Earlier this month, I wrote about receiving several emails from GoDaddy that originated from the GoDaddy Whois contact f…

Chris Christie Lets ChrisChristie.com Expire

The domain name belonging to former New Jersey Governor and once US Presidential candidate Chris Christie has expired at…

Yoni Belousov on Web Masters Podcast

Yoni Belousov is one of the most successful domain investors you don’t hear about very often. I don’t know Yoni very…

BillHartzer

The Bing Search Engine is Now Microsoft Bing

Microsoft has rebranded its Bing search engine and given it a new name: Microsoft Bing. Most of us will most likely cont…

Beck Power on Building Authority on Social Media and Repurposing Content

On episode 44 of the Digital Marketing with Bill Hartzer podcast, I spoke with Beck Power from Power Creative Media. We…

Naira Perez on Paid Media, and an Intro to Social Paid Media, and Audiences

On this episode of the Digital Marketing with Bill Hartzer podcast, I spoke with Naira Perez from SpringHill Digital. We…

uniteddomains

Take a chance on .ME (This Month Only)

It’s just the way things are now: if you’re being considered for a new opportunity — a new job, a college admi…

Save on .MX Domains All September Long!

The official domain extension of Mexico is getting a gigante discount this month at UD. Now until the end of the month,…

6 Simple Tips To Pick a Domain That Sells You To Customers

By Alisha Shibli, RadixBreathe. Making a strong first impression with your domain is easier than you think. (Illustrati…

DirectNavigation

Shaving My Head for Charity

Whatever hair I haven’t pulled out of my head from dealing with the domain business will be shaved off in a charity fu…

Another 2 letter .Com Just Sold

People ask if I still buy names. The answer is always that it depends on the domain and the price. With that said I foun…

Use SiteChat.com – A Great Tool for Domain Auctions

I’m at a computer most of my day. Like most of us, I use the internet to shop, bid on auctions and other things that w…

domainsherpa

Partnership between .xyz Domains and Ethereum announced for secure coin management and trading

At Ethereum’s DevCon3 last week, the popular blockchain cryptocurrency announced a partnership with XYZ to allow users…

Radix Claims 77% Renewal Rates After Two Years

New gTLD registry Radix says that three of its larger TLDs have seen a 77% renewal rate two years after launch. The comp…

Amazon and Google to Fight Over .kids at Auction

Amazon, Google and a third applicant are scheduled to fight for control of the new gTLDs .kid or .kids at auction. It’…

hybriddomainer

GoDaddy cannot secure $31,500 for WeUseCoupons.com NameJet gets the score

WeUseCoupons.com was a website that started up in 2008. Company Overview: Here at WUC, we are all about coupons!! We are…

WisconsinGazette.com closes at $35,944

WISCONSINGAZETTE.COM led the action on Sunday, the publication shut down in 2018. From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: T…

.Com domain name sales by starting letter – S & C rule the roost

S is the undisputed king for domain name sales based off of starting letter. This is just a fun look at domain sales and…

onlinedomain

Mike Mann sells 2 domains for $27,388 in September

This was a slow reporting month for Mike Mann so I have included his domain appraisals from his live videos. Mike Mann r…

.au domain registrations decrease despite the pandemic

The 2019/2020 auDA Annual Report was released, with data from the Australian domain name administrator showing an increa…

Useless organization spends $126 million for doing pretty much nothing

ICANN, a useless organization that does pretty much nothing all year around, managed to “only” spend $126 million in…

namepros blog

Top Topics: September's Domain Industry Report; From Jewelry.com to Welry.com?...

In this week's Top Topics, domain investors are asked to share a one or two-word .COM in the High Roller Club, and someo…

Can The Nobel Prize In Economics Improve Domain Auctions?

This week the Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson, both from Stanford University, for…

Top Topics: My 2020 Acquisitions; What Do I Do After This Initial Offer?...

In this week's Top Topics, an investor is wondering what to do after receiving a healthy initial offer on a domain, and…

Whizzbangsblog

Industry Update - 12th Oct 2020

A change has taken place with the Google increasing pay-out trend coming to an abrupt halt and they are now reducing wh…

Industry Update - 5th Oct 2020

This week we dive into the data and unpack what appears to be the beginnings of a major new trend that will impact ever…

Conversations with Richard Lau

Richard Lau is best known as the founder of the NamesCon domain conference but like many serial entrepreneurs he has hi…

domaingang

Legal Brand Domains : MicroGrid.com and other #domain acquisitions

Legal Brand Domains is operated by Braden Pollock, a seasoned domain investor who is often as hyper-active as Drew Rosen…

Labor Day & Labor Day Weekend : Holiday #domains used as URL forwarders

With Labor Day this coming Monday, Americans are about to take a break from their mostly home-based work. Canadians too!…

Vote twice : Illegal prompt by Donald Trump might result in #domain sale

President Donald Trump prompted supporters in North Carolina to verify their mail-in vote by attempting to vote twice: o…

abdulbasit

Some top acquisitions of 2020

Hi everyone, I’m very excited to share some of my top domain acquisitions of recent time. My last post on acquisition…

Afternic experiment of September 2020

Hi everyone, Before I start sharing last month’s Afternic results, I would like to inform you that this is the last po…

How do you see it from your viewpoint?

Hi everyone, Today I received an email which I wanted to share with everyone. Usually I don’t share any emails on my b…

domainanimal

DomainAnimal Removed from Domaining.com

FYI – DomainAnimal.com has been removed from the Domaining.com feed due to being sold. The owner of Domaining.com dema…

Manage Your Own Domain Leads with HelpScout and WordPress

I would like to share one of the main things I’ve been working on lately in case anyone here could possibly benefit: …

4 Options for Free Killer Domain Logos

Whether selling a domain or launching a website, a nice logo can give a boost. If on a steak and taters budget with time…

dnsr

If You Want LOLS On Valentines Day – Send A Bag Of Dicks

If you want to give someone laughs on Valentines Day, look no further than BagOfDicks.com, the best way to send a prank…

Experian Registered ExperianDataBreach.com in 2009 – Conspiracy Theorists Rejoice

Written by Brad Hayes 10/2/15 It seems that even companies that offer data breach resolution services, can find themselv…

.XYZ Suspends 24 Domains Of Website Cloaking Fraudsters

The .XYZ Registry Steps In And Quickly Suspends 23 Additional .XYZ Domains That Were Being Used To Cloak Popular Website…

tld

2019 New Year Domain Sale

The domains below are for sale at buy-it-now pricing for 1 week.  Below them we have different categories of domains op…

Is Prevalent Shill Bidding Going on at Namejet?

If you bid on Namejet you should check out this Namepros thread that started yesterday: https://www.namepros.com/threads…

California Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, What Will Be the Impact on Related Domains

I have a few hundred marijuana domains, most of them are geographic in nature.  I’ve held them for a few years knowin…

namebio blog

188 Domain Discoveries for October 20th

Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to f…

$282k in Sales on October 19th – SWW.com sold for $34,833 – Daily Market Report

GoDaddy had the top five sales yesterday led by SWW.com which sold for $34,833. NameBio recorded 380 sales $100+ for a t…

192 Domain Discoveries for October 19th

Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to f…

Sweetmantra

The Seven Deadly Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Domain Name from Someone Else

For over two decades I’ve had the privilege of helping hundreds of business professionals acquire domain names that ar…

Why I Paid $1,500 to Rescue Oliver Stone's Domain Name

I make my living as a domain name buyer broker helping entrepreneurs acquire their dream domain names, but in my spare t…

New gTLDs – Aren’t We Forgetting Something? (My DOMAINfest Asia 2016 keynote)

Last month I gave a devil’s advocate keynote talk about the new TLDs at DOMAINfest Asia in Hong Kong. Since my talk di…

DomainIncite

ICANN denies Whois policy “failure” as Marby issues EU warning

ICANN directors have denied that recently delivered Whois policy recommendations represent a “failure” of the multis…

These eight companies account for more than half of ICANN’s revenue

While 3,207 companies contributed to ICANN’s $141 million of revenue in its last fiscal year, just eight of them were…

Lockdown bump was worth $600,000 to ICANN, but end of Club Med saves 10x as much

The coronavirus pandemic lockdowns and the resulting bump in domain name sales caused ICANN’s revenue to come out $600…

dngeek

Brandable Insider Domain Review #25 – Aftermarket Sales and End User Pricing

PODCAST: A timely follow up analysis of the 13 domains Margot Bushnaq reviewed with me last week.  This episode tracks…

Brandable Insider Domain Review #24 – Featuring Margot Bushnaq

PODCAST: In this epic episode I take a deep, conversational dive with Margot Bushnaq the founder and CEO of BrandBucket.…

Brandable Insider Domain Review #23

PODCAST: A thorough analysis of a dozen recent end user sales at BrandBucket, SquadHelp, BuyDomains and NamePull. Plus o…

acro

GoDaddy is on the right path

It took a lot of effort for GoDaddy to provide a token report of sales, earlier today. Personally, I lost track of time;…

Domain inquiries: Is being nice a sign of weakness?

It’s been 20 years since my first domain sale took place in the summer of 2000, and boy, do I feel like it was yesterd…

SedoPRO World Tour : A great experience 10 years ago

It’s been exactly 10 years since SedoPRO World Tour took place in Boston, Massachusetts. Attending the two day event w…

donnasblog

Listicles

Listicles According to many sources, listicles are here to stay. Wikipedia says that a listicle is a form of blogging an…

BootStrapping Your Startup

BootStrapping Your Startup Some of us who wish to start a business are not fortunate enough to have a successful track r…

Like Farming – Like This Post if You Want to Get Scammed

Like This Post if You Want to Get Scammed Like farming on Facebook is a real threat that many users are not even aware o…

davidgreen

Why do Heart Health Searches Peak in February?

heart health appears to peak most every year by the month of February

About Domain Sale Inquiries, Especially from China

There appears to be a significant (at least short-term) shift in the market regarding domain sales inquiries, at least b…

Dot-Club No Longer a Non-Discounted new TLD

There has been lots of domain blog posts about how dot-club is one of the top new TLDs without needing to heavily discou…

fragerfactor

Call-To-Action Domains Deliver Premium Value In Post-COVID Economy

COVID has created many hardships, but also new opportunities. Consumers now favor the work-at-home, come to me, contactl…

ShopRite Launches Essential Thanks (.com)

Joe Colalillo, CEO of Wakefern Food Corporation, which owns and operates over 300 ShopRite stores, tells TODAY’s Shein…