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#Istanbul Airport .com : Seventeen year old #domain name hit with #UDRP in #Turkey

The geo-domain name IstanbulAirport.com was hit with a UDRP at the WIPO. This 2002 registration was sharing information about airport hotels in Istanbul, Turkey at the time. Can a generic geo-domain be hit with a UDRP? Apparently so, as Complainant is a Turkish company, IGA Havalimanı İşletmesi Anonim Şirketi, operators of the new Istanbul Airport. […]

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Epik on free speech : Disclaimer attempts damage control after #Christchurch fiasco

Epik, the domain registrar founded by entrepreneur Rob Monster, is performing “damage control” on Twitter. In a pinned Tweet, Epik.com refers to its stewardship of freedom of speech on the Internet, along with references to providing no endorsement of content for domain names it services. Says Epik: “Epik.com has a long history of standing for […]

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4×5.com : 21 year old #domain dropped despite famous owner

The ultra short domain 4×5.com dropped and was auctioned off at DropCatch. The auction involved 29 bidders and a total of 62 bids. The domain went for $2,100 dollars, with Dropcatch user “CatchOnTheBeach” winning the domain. 4×5.com was registered in 1998, and in late 2007 it changed hands, being acquired by Stéphane Pictet, founder of […]

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7 ways to sell your domains – DNW Podcast #229

Hobi Michalec shares tips to sell your domain names.

dnw-podcastThis week I chat with domain broker Hobi Michalec with domain brokerage Lumis. Hobi shares 7 methods to sell your domain names. While you’ve surely thought of some of them, I learned a lot from listening to these tips of the trade. Hobi also has some advice for people who struggle to get on the phone to close sales.

Also: Unlimited .org prices? Tucows buys Ascio, AppDetex raises funding, dot-brands, Honeywell and more.

This week’s sponsor: Name.com.

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The best way to monetize traffic domains

Today: I’m doing all my domaining with a tablet. What about you? / DataLand.com sold for $4,071 / The best .CO sales / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today:

Buying MozDA 40+ Domains – Budget: Up to $1,500.00 ea. – Be sure to check your portfolio for some of these MozDa domain names. This buyer is ready to buy in bulk, up to $1,500.00 each.

Buying one word .coms – Budget: Up to $1,000.00 – If you have any one-word .com domain name assets in your portfolio you would sell for some quick capital, be sure to check out this buyers specified criteria.

The best .CO sales – Are you investing in and successfully reselling .co ccTLD’s? If so, share some of your sales reports. If not, check out what other .co investors are selling to get a better idea of the market.

The appraisal of GlobalWearable.com – Is a global wearable an actual thing? Maybe a product that does better with global connections than others, with local restrictions? Satallite broadband based maybe for global reach? What do you think this domain is worth in today’s market.

DataLand.com sold for $4,071 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a eight-letter, two-word, .com domain for a mid-four-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

I’m doing all my domaining with a tablet. What about you? – I use a laptop most times and occasionally a smartphone. What devices are you using today you can’t live without for domain investing? Take a look at what some domain investors are using.

The best way to monetize traffic domains – How are you monetizing your traffic generating domain names? Is there really a best way to do it? Some domain investors think so. Check out what they are saying.

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Dimensional #domains retain their intrinsic value among #Chinese investors

Domains that are popular lumber sizes retain their intrinsic value among influential investors, a new study shows. For example, 4X5 or 4X8 along with 2X4 and 3X5 are domain sizes investors go after. Even 8×12 and 12×16 are valuable these days. “We are definitely looking to acquire domains at auctions in those popular sizes, and […]

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#Reindl .com : Stanley Pace wins #UDRP against Austrian casserole #domain

Domain investor, Stanley Pace, won another UDRP – this time against the domain Reindl.com. The domain was offered for sale with a $79,000 dollar price tag. Registered in 2016, the domain’s keyword, “reindl,” means casserole in German. An Austrian company that creates protective clothing, asserted that they have a trademark since 1999. Reindl Gesellschaft m.b.H. […]

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How to invest $10k in the domain industry

Today: Indian Brands using Generic Phrases – Domains – .IN and .CO.IN / Altamira.com sold for $5,751 / The appraisal of JobBanks.org / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

SolarJacuzzi.com – What do you think about a solar Jacuzzi? Would you ever use one? It sounds like an interesting invention. What do you think the .com is worth?

Buying 4 letter .com only – Budget: Up to $150.00 – If you are looking to liquidate a four-letter .com for some fast cash, this might be an opportunity. Check out this buyers specified criteria.

Buying NNN.tv – Budget: $50-$100 – Do you have any three-number .tv ccTLD’s in your portfolio you would sell for a quick wholesale price? If so, check out this buyers guideline.

The appraisal of JobBanks.org – A job bank non-profit seems like a good fit. Do you think it fits enough to have value in today’s market though? What would you appraise it for?

Indian Brands using Generic Phrases – Domains – .IN and .CO.IN – Is anyone else following this new generic brand trend going on in India with .in and .co.in domain names? Check it out.

Altamira.com sold for $5,751 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a eight-letter brandable .com domain for a mid-four-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

How to invest $10k in the domain industry – If you had $10,000.00 to invest into the domain name industry, how would you go about investing it? Take a look at what other domain investors are suggesting to put the money.

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The importance of Strategic Branding for a Startup’s Success

Today: What to tell an end user that wants more information / Memo.io sold for $9,000 / Free sites to find domain sales history / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today:

Buying quality, short and aged .io and .com names ending with -bot – Budget: Up to $100.00 ea. – If you have any quality, short and aged .io and .com names ending with -bot that meets this buyers specified criteria, this buyer is ready to pay fast cash for wholesale pricing.

EscapeFat.com – Weight-loss or weight-prevention? Either way, it sounds like a catchy brand. What do you think it’s worth in today’s market?

5StarKicks.com – What’s this? What does it mean? Maybe it could be a five-star competition of who can kick a ball the farthest? What would something like that be worth though?

Free sites to find domain sales history – Which one of these free sites are you using to find previous domain name sales history? Do you have one to add to the list? Check out what some investors use daily that you might not have known about.

Memo.io sold for $9,000 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a four-letter, dictionary-word, .io ccTLD for a high-four-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more less than what it sold for?

What to tell an end user that wants more information – Have you ever been in a situation where a potential end user actually responds to your outbound email and wants more information? What information did you send? Take a peek at what some investors say is the way to handle it.

The importance of Strategic Branding for a Startup’s Success – Do you consider the strategy of branding when you invest in a domain name so that you can further understand how an end-user will associate to it? Take a look at what a domain investor suggested about it here.

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#Altamira .com : Paleolithic #domain sells for mid $X,XXX

The auction for Altamira.com, a dropped domain originally registered in 1995, has ended. Previously an asset of Banque Nationale du Canada, Altamira.com was auctioned off at DropCatch. The closing price was $5,751 dollars, and the highest bidder was the DropCatch user “somealias.” A total of 198 bids from 68 bidders clearly demonstrate an increased interest. […]

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Lumis #domain newsletter : Million dollar assets for sale

Lumis, the boutique domain brokerage known for its eclectic clientele, has released their latest newsletter. Several new domain names are available to acquire, ranging from a few thousand dollars, to millions. Some of these quality domain names are listed below: Vehicles.com – $2.5M Everest.com – $1M Wind.com – $500k Modern.com – $300k Behave.com – $150k […]

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Best strategy to snap up a good two word .com domain

Today: Will the emoji domain ever take off? / Optim.com sold for $20,420 / The preferred method to verify domain ownership / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

.Co domain wanted, only one word – Budget: Up to $1,000.00 – Do you have any single-word .co ccTLD’s in your portfolio that meet this buyers specified criteria? If so, you could be up to four-figures richer.

Buying Travel Related Domain names – Budget: Up to $200.00 – Be sure to check your portfolio for a travel related domain name like the one this buyer is looking for. If you’re looking for some quick wholesale cash, this could be an opportunity.

$6.99 .NET Flash Sale from Dynadot – If you were thinking about registering any .net domain name assets you think will have more value in the future, check out this promotion for a $5.99 .net.

The preferred method to verify domain ownership – What method do you use to verify if a seller is the actual owner of a domain name asset you want to buy? Have you used any of the methods these investors have mentioned so far?

Will the emoji domain ever take off? – Have you invested in any emoji IDN’s (Internationalized Domain Name’s)? What kind of research do you have showing that they have potential in the long hold game? When will they take off? Take a peek at what some emoji investors are saying about it.

Optim.com sold for $20,420 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a five-letter, pronounceable, brandable, .com domain. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

Best strategy to snap up a good two word .com domain – What strategy are you using right now that effectively identifies and snaps up the perfect two-word .com? Take a look at what some domain investors are saying about it.

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#Domain sightings : EffMech.com – When shorter isn’t always better!

Spotting domain names “on the go” or “in the wild” is part of our “domain sightings” series. We split those domains in two categories, dot .COM and all the rest, which includes ccTLD, TLDs and new gTLDs – other than .COM. The majority of these encounters are made when in a vehicle; we strive to […]

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If you could own just 1 domain in the world, which one?

Today: The role of NamePros in your domaining career / ConnectNow.com sold for $9,550 / Renting domain names / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today:

.com switches to .app in the wild – Have you seen any other companies switch from a .com gTLD to a .app ngTLD before? Take a look at what this company did that might bring hope to .app investors.

Websites with Adsense Revenue Wanted – Budget: Up to $2,000.00 – Do you have any adsense revenue generating websites that meet this buyers specified criteria? If so, and you want to liquidate it for some fast cash, this might be an opportunity.

Is it legal to register .de domain names in America? – What say you? Are the .de ccTLD restrictions iron clad or is there a loophole for those outside the country to own one without risk of repossession?

Renting domain names – Have you ever thought about renting a domain name or currently renting one? Take a look at this discussion covering a few different areas of the practice.

ConnectNow.com sold for $9,550 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a ten-letter, two-word, .com domain for a high-four-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

The role of NamePros in your domaining career – How long have you been a member of namePros and what are some of the things you’ve learned in your time there? Take a look at what some domain name investors are saying.

If you could own just 1 domain in the world, which one? – Well? Out of all the domain names out there, no matter who owns them now, if you could have your cherry pick of any one of them, which one would you choose?

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Last chance to download your Google+ data before shut down

A few months ago, Google announced the end of life of its Google+ service, and now it’s coming to the final days. You only have until March 31st to save your data with Google+ and after that it’s no more accessible. Google+ was a monumental failure by Google to tap the social media market; after […]

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VPN.com announces latest domain sales, targets $25M in sales this year

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VPN.com, which has become a pretty happening domain brokerage house just announced a batch of sales including Detect.com, GTA.com and more. While they didn’t reveal pricing for all of their sales, they did list pricing for a few and shared some of the names under exclusive with them now.

The sales that were announced in this latest release are:

SEOService.com – $35,000
Detect.com – $57,000
GTA.com – price not disclosed
SiteMaps.com – price not disclosed
VPNUnlimited.com – price not disclosed

My guess is that GTA.com was likely the top sale out of this list and I’ll be interested to see who picked it up…seems like a logical fit for Rockstar Games, the maker of the wildly popular game Grand Theft Auto, often called GTA.

VPN.com also announced they are brokering some pretty solid names like Workspace.com, SouthernCalifornia.com and Bucket.com. The company is also actively hiring more domain brokers as they are targeting $25M in sales in 2019.

As VPN.com continues to produce quality and consistent domain name transactions, they are actively recruiting more domain name brokers to achieve their goal of selling $25 million in domain names over the next year. (Source – AP)

While VPN.com is, as you’d expect, a company focused on VPN services, the founder, Michael Gargiulo knows the domain game well. He paid a pretty penny for VPN.com, spending just south of $1M to acquire the name back in July of last year.

Now he’s split the brand into two different focus areas – a site reviewing and comparing VPN services and a domain brokerage company. It’s not something I’ve seen done too often but in this case I think it’s actually a pretty unique approach. Who better to broker domains than someone that has themselves shelled out close to $1M for a domain for their business? When it comes to putting your money where your mouth is, it feels like this is a great example of exactly that.

Still I’ve heard some people in the past warn of using one brand for two different businesses. Like I said, in this case I think it works, and given the fact that they keep making sales and keep getting good names under exclusive things seem to be going well.

What do you think? Does using VPN.com both as a site to compare VPN services and a domain brokerage company make sense? I want to hear from you, comment and let your voice be heard!

How to contact a domain owner with private whois!

Today: Buying a 4 Letter (4L) LLLL Pronounceable .com – Budget: Up to $25,000.00 / HistoricalTextArchive.com sold for $8,349 / A .app domain sold for $30,000 before it’s first renewal / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

Buying STADIA domains – Up to $1,000 – Do you have any stadia related domain names in your portfolio you would sell for up to $1,000.00 in cold hard cash? Take a look at this investors guidelines to see if you have what they want.

Everything Starts with a Domain Name – Wouldn’t you agree that everything online starts with a domain name? Check out what some domain investors are saying about the industry as a whole and share your perspective.

HOT.us – Did you see what I saw in the top domain forum today?

Buying a 4 Letter (4L) LLLL Pronounceable .com – Budget: Up to $25,000.00 – Be sure to check your portfolio again for one of these pronounceable four-letter .com’s outlined in the buyers specified criteria.

A .app domain sold for $30,000 before it’s first renewal – That’s not too bad. Did you anticipate that .app sales in the five-digits would take longer or should they have been selling sooner for that much?

HistoricalTextArchive.com sold for $8,349 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a twenty-two-letter, three-word, .com domain for a high four-figures.

How to contact a domain owner with private whois! – When you run into privacy on a domain names whois, how do you find out who the owner of the domain name is? Take a look at what some domain investors are doing to track down a domain owner.

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#Google gaming : Would you have spent $3k+ on the domain Stadia.com?

Today Google unveiled more details about Stadia, a box-less gaming platform that uses a new games controller, called Stadia Controller. Aside from that, all one will need to play games instantly, is a Chrome browser and – naturally – a fast Internet connection. During the presentation, the Stadia managers unveiled the game environment’s primary features: […]

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#Sedo sales report : #Domain names sold between 3/11/2019 – 3/17/2019 topped by Vivlio.com – Means “book” in #Greek

Welcome to the latest edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the days spanning March 11th, 2019 – March 17th, 2019. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, sponsors of DomainGang. As a side note, GreatDomain auctions at Sedo are now bi-monthly. This report contains 7 domains sold in the […]

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Whether you love or hate .DEV, there’s no denying that “dev” is used all the time to describe developers

As we all know, Google launched the .DEV domain name extension this year, and whenever I write about it I find it’s a pretty polarizing topic. In case you haven’t read what I’ve written about the extension let me be clear before I go any further. I think .DEV would be a terrible investment as a Domainer. If you buy and sell domain names, stick to .COM and don’t look back.

That being said, I do think .DEV could be a good choice for a developer, if the .COM they have their heart set on is not available. If I want a place to show off some of my code, a link to my Github profile, etc. honestly .DEV feels pretty natural to me.

The reality is, “dev” is a term used all the time to describe developers. Living in San Francisco and running a software company I can tell you that I both hear and say the word “dev” multiple times a day. I’ve heard a few people say that “dev” is not commonly used so I thought it was time to put that to bed. Whether you love or hate .DEV, the word “dev” is a thing and it’s used all the time.

Below are a few examples of “dev” being used, and there are honestly tens of thousands of examples I could give you from articles and tweets…

unity-nvidia

devs-gdc

devs-airport

for-devs-by-devs

venture-beat-devs

So I get it, maybe you think .DEV is the most ridiculous domain extension on the planet and maybe it’s only popular because Google owns it. Sure, no issues there. But there really is no argument – “dev” as a word is used all the time in the tech world and I don’t see that going away any time soon.

What do you think? I want to hear from you, comment and let your voice be heard!

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