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AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 24, 2019

A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 23, 2019.
If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may …

IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, May 25th

I was looking over my paypal statement the other day and I saw a few $2 and $3 charges that looked like they were from Facebook. I had no idea what they were from, but it wasn’t outside the realm of possibility that I had paid for something and …

With Bitcoin on the rise, are cryptocurrency domain names swinging back into action?

It’s no secret that Bitcoin has had quite a run over the last three months. If you bought Bitcoin back in March, you could have almost doubled your money by now. Of course, most people didn’t even consider doubling down on Bitcoin in March since it has been puttering along with very little growth for […]

AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 23, 2019

A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 23, 2019.
If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may …

#StevieWonder .com : #UDRP took the #domain from the artist’s fans in 2005

 DomainGang.com: Someone just spent $2,000 dollars to acquire StevieWonder.com via the DropCatch auction, ignoring existing trademarks secured on the famous artist’s behalf. They might have wasted two grand at the press of a bid button. Something went wrong for this domain to drop in the first place; Stevie Wonder’s other domains are also...

Daily Domain Picks 5-24-19

Daily Domain Picks 5-24-19

Xijiu.com was the top close on Thursday at $21,800. A couple different Chinese translations here.

Beach.de sold for $9,503 on Sedo, the name was purchased in 2016 for $6,721 on Sedo.

Top sales/closes from yesterday:

*data courtesy of Namebio

Go Daddy Auction Picks 5-24-19 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com

50756.com
ActiveMasters.com
ArtisticGuide.com
BuddyForce.com
BudgetPerfect.com
BWJA.com
CareResources.com
CheaperNow.com
CleverSquare.com
CrunchApps.com
CustomKings.com
DigitalTalker.com
EasyWeave.com
EmpowerPass.com
EveryLock.com
Favoto.com
GoldenSeeker.com
GUCV.com
HackerHoldings.com
HospitalSoft.com
HouseStuff.com
InstantClasses.com
ItalianHomes.com
LatitudeLogic.com
LeanLLC.com
LionRoofing.com
LittleWay.com
MassiveGate.com
NKI.org
PureHill.com
QuietSense.com
QZ1.com
RelaxGo.com
ScheduleUs.com
SendScience.com
SpectrumDynamics.com
ThriveAdvantage.com
TVCQ.com
UIZU.com
UOW.org
UrgentSpace.com
VBE.org
WhereAmI.com
YouDock.com
ZPI.org

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NamePros Auction Picks 05-24-19 Powered by NamePros Marketplace

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Call for Expressions of Interest for 2020 | Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect

Los Angeles – 24 May 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) organization is seeking expressions of interest for leadership roles in the 2020 Nominating Committee (NomCom) - that of the 2020 NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect.

In September 2018, the ICANN Board appointed J. Damon Aschraft as the 2019 NomCom Chair and Cheryl Ann Miller as the 2019 NomCom Chair-Elect. (https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2018-09-16-en#1.e.) In the Spring of 2019, Ms. Miller stepped down from the position as Chair-Elect. Thereafter, in May 2019, the ICANN Board appointed Jay Sudowski as the NomCom Chair-Elect for the remainder of the 2018-2019 term. (https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2019-05-03-en#1.h.)

Article 8, section 8.3(d) of the Bylaws states, "It is anticipated that upon the conclusion of the term of the Chair-Elect, the Chair-Elect will be appointed by the Board to the position of Chair." While it is anticipated that the 2019 NomCom Chair-Elect will become the 2020 NomCom Chair, in support of continuous improvement in its accountability and transparency, the NomCom will evaluate the performance of the current NomCom leadership, and the results of that evaluation will be available to the Board Governance Committee (BGC) before it makes a recommendation to the full Board on the 2020 NomCom leadership. These reviews will be conducted by an independent third party provider and will consist of interviewing other NomCom leadership, NomCom members, and designated NomCom staff. The BGC will utilize the outcomes of these reviews in their processes leading up to the Board's formal appointment of the 2020 NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect.

The NomCom Chair is responsible for organizing the NomCom in its activities to select certain ICANN Board members and individuals who will serve in key leadership positions within ICANN's supporting organizations (SOs) and advisory committees (ACs) in accordance with ICANN's Bylaws. The Chair is a non-voting member of the NomCom selected by ICANN's Board to serve until the conclusion of the next ICANN Annual Meeting.

The Chair-Elect, a position created as a result of an independent review of the NomCom, is not intended to fill an advisory role. Rather, the Chair-Elect will receive the benefit of training while serving alongside the Chair, gaining skills and knowledge to be applied for the Chair-Elect's anticipated succession into the role of the Chair.

Candidates for Chair-Elect should possess the same skills as candidates for the Chair.

Position Description

This position blends time management and negotiation skills with the practical aspects of conducting a worldwide search for individuals to fill various ICANN leadership positions. The NomCom Chair will be called on to schedule, organize and lead numerous in-person and telephonic meetings with a large committee of community members. The NomCom Chair is also responsible for managing the candidate identification and statement of interest process, with other committee members, and for managing the due diligence to be performed on nominated candidates, in cooperation with ICANN's General Counsel and any retained outside firm(s). Throughout all NomCom activities, the Chair is responsible for ensuring that all NomCom operating rules and procedures are followed, and that all required documentation and reports are prepared in a timely fashion and provided to the proper parties as necessary.

Skills and Experience

To properly serve as the NomCom Chair, the selected individual must have:

  1. adequate time available to undertake the role;
  2. excellent communication and negotiation skills to manage a committee of 20-21 members;
  3. a clear understanding of the duties and responsibilities of each position for which the NomCom is selecting candidates;
  4. experience on or with a Board of Directors of organizations with similar scale, scope and diversity as ICANN;
  5. strong organization and leadership skills;
  6. ability to remain unbiased;
  7. no conflicts of interest, and
  8. a thorough understanding of, and satisfy, all criteria set forth in ICANN Bylaws relating to the NomCom (see http://www.icann.org/general/bylaws.htm#article8).

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plans and schedules NomCom meetings as required, including ensuring posting schedules for public review.
  2. Appoints non-voting Associate Chair if so desired.
  3. Reports to ICANN Board and the community on status of the NomCom.
  4. Prepares and publishes the NomCom report.
  5. Ensures that NomCom operating rules and procedures are followed.
  6. Manages NomCom Selection Process, including:
    1. Approves outreach/advertising methods for attracting candidates.
    2. Conducts outreach with ICANN Stakeholder groups, Constituencies, Advisory Committees and Supporting Organizations (with Chairs of those groups), ICANN Board, and others.
    3. With other committee members, reviews and evaluates candidate Statements of Interest (SOIs) and references submitted during the NomCom process.
    4. Coordinates due diligence on nominated candidates in cooperation with ICANN's General Counsel's office and any outside firm(s) retained to perform due diligence activities.
  7. Approves posting of NomCom announcements and schedules on ICANN org's website.
  8. Ensures NomCom records are properly established, maintained and archived.

Eligibility Exclusion

No person who is an employee of or is a paid consultant to ICANN org (including the Ombudsman) shall simultaneously serve as a member of the NomCom, including the post of Chair or Chair-Elect.

Expenses

All reasonable travel expenses and administrative costs incurred as a result of performing the duties as NomCom Chair or Chair-Elect in accordance with ICANN org's policies will be reimbursed by ICANN org upon the Chair or Chair-Elect's submission to ICANN org of valid receipts and invoices.

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest, which will be maintained as confidential, should be sent to NomComChair2020@icann.org no later than 14 June 2019. A suggested form for submitting an Expression of Interest is available here [PDF, 1.6 MB].

For more information about the NomCom see http://nomcom.icann.org/.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

Call for Expressions of Interest for 2020 | Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect

Los Angeles – 24 May 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) organization is seeking expressions of interest for leadership roles in the 2020 Nominating Committee (NomCom) - that of the 2020 NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect.

In September 2018, the ICANN Board appointed J. Damon Aschraft as the 2019 NomCom Chair and Cheryl Ann Miller as the 2019 NomCom Chair-Elect. (https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2018-09-16-en#1.e.) In the Spring of 2019, Ms. Miller stepped down from the position as Chair-Elect. Thereafter, in May 2019, the ICANN Board appointed Jay Sudowski as the NomCom Chair-Elect for the remainder of the 2018-2019 term. (https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2019-05-03-en#1.h.)

Article 8, section 8.3(d) of the Bylaws states, "It is anticipated that upon the conclusion of the term of the Chair-Elect, the Chair-Elect will be appointed by the Board to the position of Chair." While it is anticipated that the 2019 NomCom Chair-Elect will become the 2020 NomCom Chair, in support of continuous improvement in its accountability and transparency, the NomCom will evaluate the performance of the current NomCom leadership, and the results of that evaluation will be available to the Board Governance Committee (BGC) before it makes a recommendation to the full Board on the 2020 NomCom leadership. These reviews will be conducted by an independent third party provider and will consist of interviewing other NomCom leadership, NomCom members, and designated NomCom staff. The BGC will utilize the outcomes of these reviews in their processes leading up to the Board's formal appointment of the 2020 NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect.

The NomCom Chair is responsible for organizing the NomCom in its activities to select certain ICANN Board members and individuals who will serve in key leadership positions within ICANN's supporting organizations (SOs) and advisory committees (ACs) in accordance with ICANN's Bylaws. The Chair is a non-voting member of the NomCom selected by ICANN's Board to serve until the conclusion of the next ICANN Annual Meeting.

The Chair-Elect, a position created as a result of an independent review of the NomCom, is not intended to fill an advisory role. Rather, the Chair-Elect will receive the benefit of training while serving alongside the Chair, gaining skills and knowledge to be applied for the Chair-Elect's anticipated succession into the role of the Chair.

Candidates for Chair-Elect should possess the same skills as candidates for the Chair.

Position Description

This position blends time management and negotiation skills with the practical aspects of conducting a worldwide search for individuals to fill various ICANN leadership positions. The NomCom Chair will be called on to schedule, organize and lead numerous in-person and telephonic meetings with a large committee of community members. The NomCom Chair is also responsible for managing the candidate identification and statement of interest process, with other committee members, and for managing the due diligence to be performed on nominated candidates, in cooperation with ICANN's General Counsel and any retained outside firm(s). Throughout all NomCom activities, the Chair is responsible for ensuring that all NomCom operating rules and procedures are followed, and that all required documentation and reports are prepared in a timely fashion and provided to the proper parties as necessary.

Skills and Experience

To properly serve as the NomCom Chair, the selected individual must have:

  1. adequate time available to undertake the role;
  2. excellent communication and negotiation skills to manage a committee of 20-21 members;
  3. a clear understanding of the duties and responsibilities of each position for which the NomCom is selecting candidates;
  4. experience on or with a Board of Directors of organizations with similar scale, scope and diversity as ICANN;
  5. strong organization and leadership skills;
  6. ability to remain unbiased;
  7. no conflicts of interest, and
  8. a thorough understanding of, and satisfy, all criteria set forth in ICANN Bylaws relating to the NomCom (see http://www.icann.org/general/bylaws.htm#article8).

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plans and schedules NomCom meetings as required, including ensuring posting schedules for public review.
  2. Appoints non-voting Associate Chair if so desired.
  3. Reports to ICANN Board and the community on status of the NomCom.
  4. Prepares and publishes the NomCom report.
  5. Ensures that NomCom operating rules and procedures are followed.
  6. Manages NomCom Selection Process, including:
    1. Approves outreach/advertising methods for attracting candidates.
    2. Conducts outreach with ICANN Stakeholder groups, Constituencies, Advisory Committees and Supporting Organizations (with Chairs of those groups), ICANN Board, and others.
    3. With other committee members, reviews and evaluates candidate Statements of Interest (SOIs) and references submitted during the NomCom process.
    4. Coordinates due diligence on nominated candidates in cooperation with ICANN's General Counsel's office and any outside firm(s) retained to perform due diligence activities.
  7. Approves posting of NomCom announcements and schedules on ICANN org's website.
  8. Ensures NomCom records are properly established, maintained and archived.

Eligibility Exclusion

No person who is an employee of or is a paid consultant to ICANN org (including the Ombudsman) shall simultaneously serve as a member of the NomCom, including the post of Chair or Chair-Elect.

Expenses

All reasonable travel expenses and administrative costs incurred as a result of performing the duties as NomCom Chair or Chair-Elect in accordance with ICANN org's policies will be reimbursed by ICANN org upon the Chair or Chair-Elect's submission to ICANN org of valid receipts and invoices.

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest, which will be maintained as confidential, should be sent to NomComChair2020@icann.org no later than 14 June 2019. A suggested form for submitting an Expression of Interest is available here [PDF, 1.6 MB].

For more information about the NomCom see http://nomcom.icann.org/.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

Underwriting insurance using just a domain name

 Domain Name Wire: You can tell a lot about a company by its domain name. Anyone who has applied for business insurance knows what a colossal pain it is. You have to provide information that should be easily obtainable by the insurance broker. Now one Canadian insurance underwriter promises to write cyber security insurance based on one piece […]...

Hold your horses! The last wave of comments on .amazon hasn’t started yet

ICANN has yet to open the final (?) public comment period on Amazon’s .amazon gTLD applications, but it’s been receiving comments anyway. As I blogged at the weekend, ICANN has now given all but final approval to .amazon, and the last hurdle is 30 days of public comments, on Amazon’s proposed Public Interest Commitments. I […]

With a $2.5M bid in at Sedo, what will Culture.com sell for?

The auction for Culture.com just got very interesting over at Sedo as a prospective buyer put in a 2 million GBP offer which comes out to just north of $2.5M USD.

As of this post being published the auction still has more than five days left which means that the price could still go higher. There was no bidding war to get to this price, instead one buyer put in a single offer that instantly met (or exceeded) the reserve price which means that domain will sell to them if no other offers come in.

Given that California.com recently sold for $3M and last year Ice.com sold for $3.5M I think that $2.5M does make sense for a name of this caliber. Now the question is – will other potential buyers jump in now that they know that the reserve has been met and the clock is ticking.

Strong one-word .COMs have a long history of selling in the seven figure range and once used by a company, the value it brings to the brand is often massive, usually dwarfing the impact that a similar amount of marketing funds could bring to a company.

I personally think as the auction gets closer to prime time we could see a bidding war develop but I think the next bidder will likely wait until the last day to make it happen. In the end, it feels like a price in the $3M – $3.5M range would be reasonable for this name IMO.

As for who would put in such a high bid, I can think of a huge range of companies. This is a monster name and there are a lot of companies that could really grow their brand with a domain like this. I took a look on Twitter to see who was using the Twitter handle @culture and saw that their account was suspended. This means that the new owner of Culture.com might be able to scoop that up as well.

Github has 4,500 repositories with the word “culture” in them so there’s definitely no shortage of software development being done around this keyword. Could it be one of these 4,500?

Right now it’s hard to speculate but I know myself and many other people will be very interested to see who ends up with this name and what it sells for. What do you think it’s going to go for? Is my estimate of $3M – $3.5M in the ballpark or do you think I’m aiming too high? Too low?

I want to hear from you, comment and let your voice be heard!

178 Domain Discoveries for May 24th

 NameBio.com: Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to the top. Today’s list has 178 domains for sale with histo...

$182k in Sales on May 23rd – Xijiu.com sold for $21,800 – Daily Market Report

 NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Xijiu.com which sold for $21,800 at NameJet. NameBio recorded 283 sales $100+ for a total of $150,709 with an average sale price of $533. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 14% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount increased by 13%. We also recorded an additional 1,220 sales ...

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Today: Proxy Bidding vs Last Minute Bidding / So who is the domain investor behind that username or avatar? /
IronRuby.net Sold for $4,050 / And more!

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

Hotel.repair – This is an interesting hack with the the new .repair gTLD. I could see it working for a hotel service/maintenance company. How much would you appraise this domain name asset for?

Buying Crypto Websites with some traffic – Budget: Up to $300.00 – If you have any crypto domains with a website that has some steady traffic you want to liquidate, check out this buyers guideline.

WhatIsOnYourMind.com – Check out this sixteen-letter, five-word, .com domain. Is that too long or do you think the phrase is powerful enough to have some liquidity in today’s market?

IronRuby.net Sold for $4,050 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a eight-letter, two-word, .net gTLD for a mid-four-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

So who is the domain investor behind that username or avatar? – Have you ever wondered who someone might be you are thinking about doing business with?

Proxy Bidding vs Last Minute Bidding – Which one do you prefer and why? Check out what hard core domain resellers are saying about proxy bidding versus last minute bidding.

The number 1 reason domain investors use namePros – Take a look at what some domain investors are saying the number one reason is that they have been using namePros (some, for well over a decade). Why do you use namePros? Cast your vote in the poll, too.

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday May 24th, 2019

 DSAD.com:  I’ve had problems with registrars over the years.  Names not showing up in my account and even names in my accounts that I’ve sold and know were transferred out because the buyer accepted escrow and even screenshoted the name in his account after I told him I still had it. Actually now that I think of it, the problems ha...

Major registries posting “fabricated” Whois data

 DomainIncite.com: One or more of the major gTLD registries are publishing Whois query data that may be “fabricated”, according to some of ICANN’s top security minds. The Security and Stability Advisory Committee recently wrote to ICANN’s top brass to complain about inconsistent and possibly outright bogus reporting of Whois por...

Daily Domain Picks 5-24-19

 TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 5-24-19 Xijiu.com was the top close on Thursday at $21,800. A couple different Chinese translations here. Beach.de sold for $9,503 on Sedo, the name was purchased in 2016 for $6,721 on Sedo. Top sales/closes from yesterday: xijiu.com 21,800 USD 2019-05-23 NameJet beach.de 9,503 USD 2019-05-23 Sedo 67803.com 5,150 U...

International #Mensch Day : In memory of Lonnie Borck

Lonnie Borck would have turned 50 yesterday. Sadly, he left us three years ago, and in the days since his family and friends continue to discover new proof of his acts of kindness. Mensch is the Yiddish word describing a person of integrity and honor. It’s the ultimate definition of a person’s goodness on this […]

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Hold your horses! The last wave of comments on .amazon hasn’t started yet

 DomainIncite.com: ICANN has yet to open the final (?) public comment period on Amazon’s .amazon gTLD applications, but it’s been receiving comments anyway. As I blogged at the weekend, ICANN has now given all but final approval to .amazon, and the last hurdle is 30 days of public comments, on Amazon’s proposed Public Interest Commitm...

With a $2.5M bid in at Sedo, what will Culture.com sell for?

 MorganLinton.com: The auction for Culture.com just got very interesting over at Sedo as a prospective buyer put in a 2 million GBP offer which comes out to just north of $2.5M USD. As of this post being published the auction still has more than five days left which means that the price could still go higher. […]

The number 1 reason domain investors use namePros

 Domaining Tips: Today: Proxy Bidding vs Last Minute Bidding / So who is the domain investor behind that username or avatar? / IronRuby.net Sold for $4,050 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today! Hotel.repair – This is an interesting hack with the the new .repair gTLD. I […] The post The ...

StevieWonder .com : Dropped #domain auction ends in four figures

As we wrote about, StevieWonder.com expired, dropped and was caught by DropCatch. The domain has been under the management of specialty registrar, Com Laude, in recent years, presumably to protect certain trademarks and copyrights of world renowned artist, Stevie Wonder. StevieWonder.com was heavily bid on, attracting 57 bids from 22 bidders. It seems that none […]

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Guta.com’s Latest Quarterly Report on Premium Domain Sales Provides Insight Into 1Q-2019 Market A…

 DNJournal: Brokerage firm Guta.com has some interesting sales data in their latest quarterly report. One-word .com dictionary domains are on the rise but some others declined.

Leaving dot .KW : Future Media Architects drops more #domains

Future Media Architects, under new management, has been dropping its .KW domain names for several months now. The Kuwaiti company went under a corporate restructure following an internal shuffle; and Uniregistry (Uni Market) remains its sole point of domain sales. Regarding the drop of its Kuwaiti domain portfolio, an explanation would be that it’s a […]

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