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There is more than one right way to sell
At the start of last week Chris Gimmer the co-founder of Snappa, published an article on how his company acquired the .com for his company. Snappa is used to create a wide range of graphics for social media, display ads, blog posts, and more. Here is an excerpt from his post: Why we did it […
Hybrid Domainer  -   3/26/2017 11:01 PM
How do we break the “squatter” stigma?
This weekend me and my college friends got together for a weekend reunion in DC. It was always and it’s something we try to do every year but end up doing every 2-3 years. That being said, it was a blast and it’s also incredibly interesting to see how all our lives change over time. […
Morgan Linton  -   3/26/2017 8:15 PM
NamePros combats shill bids : URUN but you cannot hide
The domain community of NamePros identified and terminated a shill bid situation in its making, ending it with a the closing of the associated accounts. A thread seeking offers for the domain for sale escalated quickly, sending offers into the thousands of dollars. One small problem: one of the bidders was a shill, pumping [… Copyrig
DomainGang  -   3/26/2017 2:30 PM
What’s the Value of a Like? Legal cannabis drawing in entrepreneurs -- from skin patches to pain relief gel for pets.
You Might Fall Asleep Before You Find Out Who's Behind This Weird Late-Night Campaign; Wal-Mart Unveils ‘Store No. 8’ Tech Incubator in Silicon Valley; Here's How to Tell If Your Company's Ad Is Beating Competitors on Facebook;’When it comes to marketing, just get on with it’; Traffic ticket resolution service expands; How (and Why) We Purchased th
Frager Factor  -   3/26/2017 12:59 PM
Daily Domain Picks 3-26-17
Daily Domain Picks 3-26-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 3-26-17 Powered by the reverse would be better but this one is still decent and currently over $1,000. Full List ClueConsu
Hybrid Domainer  -   3/26/2017 7:34 AM
Available Names – Bill Eisenmann has been posting a lot of gems
Bill Eisenmann of and has been really pumping out the names on Namepros over the last couple months. Bill has plenty of members waiting in anticipation for when he posts a new list of available names. He told me he might have to scale back the quantity of posts, but will still post […
Hybrid Domainer  -   3/25/2017 7:28 PM
The good, the bad and the ugly – Enom
“The good, the bad and the ugly” An opportunity for readers to discuss what they like and don’t like about a particular company in the domain space. Each post will deal with just one company, readers are encouraged to share their positive and negative experiences. Suggestions for improvement are also encouraged. One of the goals [… The post T
TheDomains  -   3/25/2017 7:09 PM
Chinese domain market report : China to be #1 soccer power by 2050
China sets long term goals; as one of the world’s most ancient civilizations, the Chinese are proud of their heritage, and look forward to the future. The Chinese love sports, and soccer is very popular. FC Bayern München, Germany’s top soccer club, opened an office in Shanghai to assist with China’s training system for junior [&#
DomainGang  -   3/25/2017 3:59 PM
Met a Hero This Morning
My wife is running in the Boston Marathon again this year, raising funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as part of their Run DFMC team. With a little under a month to go before Marathon Monday, she had her longest training run of the season at 22 miles. There were thousands of runners out there today. My kids and I spent part of the morning cheer  -   3/25/2017 12:57 PM
16 Weird Things We've Learned About Elon Musk; Thinking About Rebranding?
Can technology help us become better at being human? Amazon is innovating at breakneck speed. What are you doing to catch up? Want to Build an Exceptional Company? 4 Ways to Overcome Recruiting Bias; Facebook Brings FAN To Mobile Publishers; The Psychology Of Shareable Content; SoundCloud raised $70 million in debt funding; U.S. workers face higher
Frager Factor  -   3/25/2017 11:41 AM
Cybersquatting, domain UDRPs at the WIPO and gTLDs in 2016
The trademark-friendly folks at the WIPO released data a few days ago, regarding the record number of UDRP cases examined in 2016. That report, assesses data presenting the following picture: Trademark owners filed “an all-time record” 3,036 UDRP cases with the WIPO, a 10% increase over 2015. Top TLD was .COM, involving 3,135 domain nam
DomainGang  -   3/25/2017 11:34 AM
Top 10 domain articles in February 2017: Rick Schwartz, GoDaddy, Mike Mann, .Media
These are the top domain name articles from February 2017. Better late than never! The most popular articles were Rick Schwartz talking about domain investors, selling domains on GoDaddy, the new Mike Mann domain name brokerage and appraisals, and other subjects. February 2017 was another busy month at in terms of views and visitor
Online Domain  -   3/25/2017 7:48 AM
Daily Domain Picks 3-25-17
Daily Domain Picks 3-25-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 3-25-17 Powered by 18 year old domain that’s currently at $550. One of the more popular 5L naming conventions. 56 bids so far. Looks to have an Italian meaning as well. currently at $197, now I get the workk add the repeating last […
Hybrid Domainer  -   3/25/2017 6:39 AM
New Gtlds, the series – Chapter 1 ICANN
Many try to talk about the new gtlds in very simplistic terms, naysayers just want to group them altogether and say they suck, failed, are dead. Proponents want to say they are the future, give them time, .com is AM radio. I would argue the new gtlds are a much more complicated animal. There are […
Hybrid Domainer  -   3/24/2017 3:11 PM
New trademark application targets GEODOMAIN domain brand
A new trademark application at the USPTO for GEODOMAIN seems to introduce an alternate function for this generic keyword. Long after domain investors started using the geo-domain reference for city, town and other landmark domains as a shorthand version of “geographic domain,” an application filed on March 15th seeks to use the word for
DomainGang  -   3/24/2017 2:37 PM
My Domains Get a Ton of Junk Mail
It seems like companies harvest the contact information of newly registered domain names and bombard them with emails, text messages, and phone calls. These are a nuisance. I don’t know about you, but I also seem to get quite a bit of junk mail directed to my domain names. Although I always throw out this junk mail before leaving the post off  -   3/24/2017 1:26 PM
Domain inquiry : Sob stories won’t get you the domain name
Poor students, single moms, ailing septuagenarians – all seems to be fair in the endless war of domain acquisitions, as far as inquiries go. While each one of these faux intros is a class of its own, I must admit I rarely have someone hit me with a major “sob story” right off the bat. […  -   3/24/2017 12:55 PM : UDRP by Indian company fended off at the WIPO
The UDRP against by an Indian company has been denied at the WIPO. Lekhraj Corp Pvt. Ltd. of Mumbai, India, asserted that the domain, registered in 2003, infringed on their mark for COTTON WORLD which is dated from 1989. According to the UDRP documents, on June 22, 2015 the Respondent received an email from [… Copyright Domain
DomainGang  -   3/24/2017 12:07 PM
From the fake news department with a domain name angle
Story claimed Trump sent a cease & desist letter about a domain name, but the domain wasn’t even registered. Earlier this week, published an article about the poor fate of a teenager who registered the domain name The article said that Donald Trump’s team of lawyers sent the girl a cease & desist
Domain Name Wire  -   3/24/2017 11:54 AM
The return of the domain registrar operations
After almost 8 weeks of downtime, Domainking.NG is back in business, or so they appear to be. The Nigerian domain registrar’s Indian founders have returned to “active duty” and are responding to support tickets, actively engaging with their frustrated user base on Facebook. It seems that NiRA has lifted the suspension of the Domai
DomainGang  -   3/24/2017 11:38 AM