NameJet Expired Domain Report
Joseph Peterson’s weekly review of expired domain name sales at NameJet. Supply and demand do yield predictable results in the domain market, as with other markets. DataTrack.com was NameJet’s top expired sale last week at $8.9k. And was that price achieved because the brand name has a nice ring to it? Yes, in part. Was i...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 14:0
Voting begins in Verisign .Com Contest: See the videos
Winners make their cases in videos. Voting has opened to pick the grand prize winner in Verisign’s Internet Official contest. The fifteen winners so far each received $5,000. The grand prize winner will pick up a cool $30,000. Each of the winners was asked to create a video about why they picked their domain name. […]
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 10:53
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Sedo responds about Autism.rocks sale
Company explains why the customer ended up paying a marketplace commission rather than for escrow. Earlier this week Sedo announced that it handled a $100,000 transaction for Autism.rocks. It’s a big price for a domain under a new top level domain name. Both the buyer and seller are involved with advocacy for people with autism...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 10:24
Auction for qiche.com domain name closes at $2 million +
An auction for “Car” in Mandarin Pinyin has closed for a staggering amount. An auction for qiche.com, which means “car” in Mandarin Pinyin, has closed for more than $2 million on Chinese domain trading platform eName. The auction closed just after 10 am EDT today with 485 bids and a final price of 12.85 millio...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 10:11
How an Austin health group uses .Clinic
A local medical group uses a .clinic domain. I was driving home from the office yesterday when I saw a huge banner on the site of an Austin Regional Clinic building. I did a double take when I noticed this domain name: ARC.clinic. For the most part, I think this is a good use of […]
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 14:47
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End user domain name sales including a new TLD for $100k
$100,000 Autism.rocks domain name sale rocks domain investing world. The number of domain names on my weekly Sedo End User sales lists are not always proportional to the number of domain names that sold in the week, nor proportional to the number of end user sales. Some weeks have a lot of domains likely sold […]
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 12:31
3,000 comments submitted about whois privacy proposal
People upset about non-consensus proposal to forbid whois privacy on sites conducting commerce. About 3,000 people and groups have submitted comments to ICANN during its comment period on privacy and proxy services. An ICANN working group proposed a number of requirements on privacy and proxy services. The proposal that is drawing th...
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 10:36
Famous Four Speaks: cheap domains, brand protection and more
New top level domain name operator explains its cheap pricing strategy and new “brand protection” tier. Famous Four Media’s recent top level domain name launches have quickly catapulted to the leaderboards, with domains such as .science and .party growing to hundreds of thousands of registrations. The secret: the re...
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 10:6
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Whoa: Autism.Rocks sells for $100,000
A shocking sale in a new top level domain name. According to Sedo’s latest weekly sales list, the domain name Autism.Rocks has sold for a staggering $100,000. The new owner is listed as Sanjay Shah in Dubai. Shah started the charity Autism Rocks, which can be found online at AutismRocks.com. Shah’s young son has autism. [...
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 16:1
Afilias wins auction for .Promo top level domain name
Domain name is second to sell through Innovative Auctions’ Top Level Auction service. Domain name registry Afilias has won rights to the top level domain name .Promo in an auction organized by Innovative Auctions. Phenomena Group Oy was the only applicant with ICANN for the .promo domain name, but the company decided it made mo...
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 15:15
Verisign admits: It is difficult to identify desirable domain names that are available
Patent says it’s hard to find available domains, marketing says most domain lookups are successful. When do your company’s intellectual property efforts contradict your marketing efforts? The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office just issued patent number 9,065,794 (pdf) to Verisign for “Systems and methods for providing...
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 12:42
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Symantec sells .Security and .Protection domains to XYZ
Symantec now left with two .brand domain names. Security software firm Symantec has sold its two non-brand top level domain names to XYZ, the company behind the .xyz top level domain name. XYZ says the .security domain name can be used for anything from private security to building security to internet security, with domains like [&#...
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 12:26
DropCatch offers name-your-own-price bulk backorders
Service lets customers place backorders for as little as $15. Expired domain name service DropCatch.com has launched a beta test of a discount club for customers who backorder a lot of domain names. DropCatch’s standard minimum price is $59 for a backorder. Under the new program, bulk customers can bid anywhere from $15-$58. If...
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 10:57
Google Domains is renewing domain names for free
Select customers who turn on auto renew by July 11 get a free one year renewal. Google Domains, Google’s newish domain name registration service, is renewing domain names for free. The company sent an email to some of its customers today, offering to renew their domain names free for a year if they turn on […]
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 10:0
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This license plate email reminds me of new domain names
Reserved plates being released, just like reserved domains… I received an email a few days ago from MyPlates, the company that administers the personalized (vanity) license plate program for Texas. Notice a similarity to what a lot of new top level domain name companies are doing? Here’s what the email said: Reserved Texa...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, June 22, 2015 - 14:14
Selling domains on Flippa with Kevin Fink – DNW Podcast #38
Learn about the Flippa marketplace and its acquisition of Domain Holdings. Learn the best way to get started selling domain names on Flippa in this week’s podcast. Kevin Fink, Director of Domains for Flippa, also discusses what the company’s acquisition of domain name brokerage Domain Holdings means for Flippa users, and ...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, June 22, 2015 - 11:30
DOMAINfest.Asia to be held in Macau in September
Domain name conference heads to China in a few months. I’ve been a bit confused by NamesCon’s strategy with DOMAINfest after acquiring the brand. The one day add-ons to existing domain name conferences haven’t made much sense to me. But now DOMAINfest is hosting a complete conference, this time in Macau, China. DOMA...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, June 22, 2015 - 10:52
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This week: .Irish and .Bank
Two new top level domain names enter general availability this week. Two new top level domain names enter general availability this week, although one won’t be generally available to the public. .Bank domain names become available on Wednesday, June 24. Most readers won’t be able to register them, though. It’s a res...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, June 22, 2015 - 10:26
Cheap domain names are spammers’ favorites
New report shows that spammers love some of the cheap new domain name options. Spammers churn through a lot of domain names. As soon as deliverability sinks with one, they move on to the next. That might explain this chart in Architelos’ June NameSentry Abuse Report: The bulk of improper use of new top level […]
Domain Name Wire - Friday, June 19, 2015 - 15:41
Expired Domain Name Report
Joseph Peterson provides and in-depth review of the past week in the expired domain name market. And now for something completely different … Instead of a Chinese domain like the $62k giant that towered over the previous week’s expired auctions – evidence of what’s newest and most energetic in today’s domain m...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, June 19, 2015 - 12:8
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Horrible domain name alert: QuiQui.me
Good luck pronouncing this domain name without an explanation. A San Francisco startup hopes to start delivering pharmacy items by drone soon. But finding the company via word-of-mouth (or even on the app store) might be a bit challenging. The company’s name is pronounced Quickie, but it is using the domain name QuiQui.me. Qui ...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, June 19, 2015 - 11:32
WordPress Foundation sues owner of WordPress domain names
Group goes after company promoting WordPress assistance with domain names that include “WordPress”. WordPress Foundation, the charitable organization founded by Matt Mullenweg for the WordPress open source project, has sued the owner of TheWordPressHelpers.com and other domains. The lawsuit alleges that Edward Jeffrey Yab...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, June 19, 2015 - 10:18
Another sign of the three letter .com domain name boom…
Sedo Great Domains mailer shows only three letter .com domain names. DNJournal’s sales charts have been dominated by three letter domain names lately. The domain names are hot, and they’re very liquid. As an owner of a three letter .com, I get up to a half dozen emails on some days asking if it’s for […]
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 13:2
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Here are some creative Donald Trump for President domain names
Verisign and domain name registrars are laughing all the way to the bank. There’s nothing like another Donald Trump run for president to spur people to register Trump-related domain names! I count 182 .com Trump domain name registrations from his announcement on Tuesday until this morning. What would Donald Trump do with Obamac...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 11:25
Domain names…in the wild
Group creates tumblr to chronicle the use of creative domain names. I’ve often come across cool uses of domain names on the side of trucks, on billboards, or while watching TV. For example, a couple years ago I saw Mow.co on the side of a lawn mowing company’s truck (see picture). Domain Name Association (DNA) […]
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 8:30

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