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Help buy a beer for the original .Web visionary!
In the dark early days of the Internet, a hard-working man came up with the idea that .com should not be the only commercial option. It was 1995, and programmer Christopher “Chris” Ambler, lobbied ICANN and applied for the .Web TLD. According to Ambler: “I was writing a check for $3,000 to Network Solutions for [… Copyright
DomainGang  -   7/30/2016 1:16 PM domain name sells for $650,000
.UK domain name is one of the biggest public sales of the year. The domain name has sold for $650,000. Buyer Graham Haynes issued a release last week announcing his purchase of the domain name through Sedo domain name broker Dave Evanson. Haynes’ release said the purchase was $700,000, but I verified the story [… The pos
Domain Name Wire  -   7/30/2016 11:53 AM
What’s coming up in September from Uniregistry?
Uniregistry has had a tremendous year, and that’s exclusively due to hard work delivered by its dedicated team. The Cayman Islands company with offices in California, has been staging a quiet revolution throughout the past 12 months. The domain industry would not be the same without it. With more than 3,000,000 domain names under management,
DomainGang  -   7/30/2016 11:37 AM
Saturday Morning Thoughts & Updates
Yesterday was a great day! If you follow my Twitter account, you know that the $10,000 Pan-Mass Challenge fundraising goal I set was met yesterday afternoon! With the help of friends and colleagues, we were able to raise $10,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, one of the best cancer research and treatment organizations in the world. The  -   7/30/2016 10:48 AM
A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeout purchases and more from the auction list posted on July 29, 2016.  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 have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where the price was when the auction
Domain Shane  -   7/30/2016 10:43 AM
Teen Entrepreneur Turns Down a $30M Buyout Offer; Feds Crackdown on Secret Real Estate Deals (Digital RE?)
How to Close a Sale; Oh Great, We're Naming Our Children After Pokémon Now; Is Marketing That Surprises The Next Big Thing? How a little-known Chinese e-retailer sells $550 million overseas; This Incredible Collection of 400 Vintage Boomboxes Is Up For Sale; How to Boost Your Brand With Live Video; How To Build A Brand With Soul: Emotion, Audience,
Frager Factor  -   7/30/2016 10:28 AM
Why Verisign Bought The .Web Domain Extension And What NOT To Expect
So Verisign paid $135 million to get the exclusive rights to the .web new domain name extension. But why and you should expect or rather NOT to expect? The price was very high but Verisign does not have a cash shortage and will eventually break even and begin making money of .web. .Shop was auctioned for $41.5 … The post Why Verisign Bought T
Online Domain  -   7/30/2016 10:07 AM
Go Daddy Auction Picks 7-30-16
Go Daddy Auction Picks 7-30-16   Full List PlayersH
Hybrid Domainer  -   7/30/2016 9:49 AM
  Finally not as hot and humid  as it’s been for the past several days.  The humidity’s the main culprit, I’ll take over 100 and dry any day. You can stand in the shade and be fine, you can’t escape humidity. Maybe I’ll move to Arizona. Have a great Weekend, buy some names. Click for Current Prices Table of Con
Domain Shane  -   7/30/2016 7:00 AM
Morgan’s Flippa Five: Brandable domains for startups – I wrote an article about how much I love two-word .COMs last night and this is a great example of a two-word .COM that will make a great brand. 11 years-old at $7,000 with 10 days to go. – this normally wouldn’t be the kind of name that would catch my eye […
Morgan Linton  -   7/29/2016 8:51 PM
Chinese domain market report : The economy is riding high
The Chinese economy has managed to overcome many financial obstacles in the past 12 months. A year ago, the biggest stock market crash in known history, decimated $5 trillion dollars in stock valuation. China is still the world’s 2nd largest economy and retains an extraordinary capability to recover from financial shock waves. Despite the pol
DomainGang  -   7/29/2016 5:23 PM
Seven Game Sites Developed on .Juegos Domains
This week we’re taking a quick look at a handful of game sites developed on the .Juegos extension. My Spanish was never very strong, but I think you can understand what’s happening with each of these websites. Screenshots are linked, if you would like to check them out for yourselves. JuegosVestir.Juegos – This “dress up gam
Domain Shane  -   7/29/2016 4:50 PM
A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeout purchases and more from the auction list posted on July 28, 2016.  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 have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where the price was when the auction
Domain Shane  -   7/29/2016 3:39 PM
PayPal Launches PayPal (.ME); Beauty Industry Freshens Up With Dot-Salon
How to Start Your Own Business; Tesla opens the Gigafactory's doors for a first look; CBS and Showtime OTT Services Top 2 Million Subscribers; Amazon reports 28% North American sales growth in Q2;How Uber punishes drivers who refuse to use UberPool; Mark Zuckerberg just put Google on notice that he's going after its cash cow; Ushering In The New Gu
Frager Factor  -   7/29/2016 2:30 PM
$135 Million Winning Bid for .WEB Sets Stunning High Water Mark for Rights to Run a New gTLD
After a legal challenge failed to stop ICANN from auctioning off the rights to run coveted new domain extension .WEB, the TLD was sold with a mind blowing high bid of $135 million - more than triple the previous record for a new gTLD - and it looks like .com owner Verisign bankrolled the buy!
DNJournal  -   7/29/2016 1:07 PM
Domain Name Jargon : The Web, and where can you find it
Holly molly! When we started the Domain Name Jargon series, our goal was to update it often with new entries. After all, it’s an endless, valuable encyclopedia of terms, trivia, and other information about domaining that you won’t find anywhere else, because we’re basically re-writing the book of domain investing. With that in min
DomainGang  -   7/29/2016 1:01 PM
SOLINK : Chinese domainer defends domain against UDRP
Gone are the days that Chinese domain investors failed to produce a response, when faced with a UDRP against their assets. In a case involving the domain, the Respondent succeeded to fend off the Complainant’s demands. Solink Corporation of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, claimed rights to the SOLINK mark. According to the UDRP: “Th
DomainGang  -   7/29/2016 12:59 PM
What are “Generic Country Code Top Level Domains” to Google?
There are more country code top level domains (ccTLD‘s) than actual countries in the world. In fact, there are several active ones for obsolete countries, such as dot .SU for the former Soviet Union. When it comes down to search engine visibility of ccTLD domains, not all are created equal. Google, the quintessential search engine, [… C
DomainGang  -   7/29/2016 11:54 AM Sold for $700,000
We received an email today that the domain has been purchased for $700,000. The note came from the buyer Graham Haynes. According to Graham his company was the buyer of and as well. A quote from the buyer: It has always been my strong belief that large businesses do not understand the [… The
TheDomains  -   7/29/2016 11:44 AM
Tesla Battery-- The Beginning Of The End For Fossil Fuels; Average Legal Pot Buyer Is 37, But Millennials Buy The Most
10 Easy Ways You Need To Know To Grow A Business; Strategic Planning That Works; Debunking Five Myths of Corporate Culture; 77 Percent Of 'Coupon' Searches Are Made In-Store On Mobile ; How this Non-Profit Got 28 Million Views and Saved Lives; Smart moves from the early days of great brands; Geo 101: What Is The On-Demand Economy? and.. Citrix to m
Frager Factor  -   7/29/2016 10:03 AM