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Fight over ICANN’s $400,000 Hollywood party
Corporate sponsors raised $250,000 to fund a $400,000 showbiz gala for ICANN 51 next month, but ICANN pulled the plug after deciding against making up the shortfall. Sources tell DI that the lavish shindig was set to take place at Fox Studios in Los Angeles on October 15, but that ICANN reneged on a commitment [… Related posts: No gala at IC
DomainIncite  -   9/22/2014 6:20 PM
Domainers: The ultimate guide to Chinese culture, names and numbers
To make it or break it into the lucrative Chinese domain market, savvy domain investors must understand the Chinese culture a little better. Our very own Attila Steven, who spent several years in China and other Asian countries, knows quite well the mechanics of Chinese business. It’s not a secret that many Chinese do not [… Copyright D
DomainGang  -   9/22/2014 5:49 PM
How I Fixed Messages on My iPhone 5S
When Apple sends out an update for my iPhone, I typically wait a few days to install it in case there are bugs that are noticed after the update is released. When I noticed the red icon indicating a software update, I decided to install iOS 8 for my iPhone 5S right away. I don’t typically send many text messages, so it wasn’t until seve  -   9/22/2014 5:22 PM
New gTLD Weekly Review: .Scot, .Deals, .Beer, .Surf, .Direct, .Place
This week 5 New gTLDs enter General Availability, another one New gTLD enters the EAP General Availability and 4 enter the landrush phase. .Scot, under the shadow of the 55% ‘NO’ poll vote, is launching tomorrow the 23rd of September. … Continue reading →
Online Domain  -   9/22/2014 4:29 PM “Meet Mike Mann DC’s Pioneering Domain Squatter”: “I Practically Started the Industry, just covered ledgency domain investor Mike Mann In a story entitled “Meet Mike Mann DC’s Pioneering Domain Squatter” “Before him, there was cybersquatting. Now, there is domain speculation.” “When the business went mainstream, driving up the competition, he developed a new technology to make domain search
TheDomains  -   9/22/2014 2:15 PM
Domain Investor Prakhar Bindal Featured Stoy: How To Make Millions Trading Domains”, just published a story entitled “How To Make Millions Trading Domains. The story features Domain Investor Prakhar Bindal which must have come out of the recent domain conferences held in India. “”It is not just bullion and shares that can be traded to make millions. Now, trading Internet domain names is b
TheDomains  -   9/22/2014 1:44 PM
Shale Fracking Is a “Ponzi Scheme" “Reminds You of Dot-Coms”; Kindest Thing to Say to a Widow
PLUS: Have you been "drive by doctored"?; Don’t Let iOS 8’s Accidental Selfie Feature Ruin Your Life; 25 Other Names Google Considered for Android; Cisco Buys Metacloud As Big Companies Suddenly Hot For Cloud; The Hundred Monkeys dot com versus G debate continues… join in! and ... For all the accolades Apple receives for being innovative, the compa
Frager Factor  -   9/22/2014 1:29 PM
10 Churches Using .Church Domain Name
I’ve seen some press regarding the recently introduced .Church domain names. This morning, Hover reported that .Church “has debuted at no.8 on this week’s Top 20 gTLDs.” I wanted to have a look to see if any .Church domain names were being used by churches, and I shared some of what I found below. Based on a Google search of  -   9/22/2014 1:04 PM
Sedo and .Club at DMEXCO 2014 (video)
The .CLUB team joined the SEDO team at the huge DMEXCO conference in Cologne, Germany to introduce new domain names to leading digital marketers and brands from all over Europe. .CLUB CMO Jeff Sass had his trusty GoPro Hero camera … Continue reading →
Online Domain  -   9/22/2014 12:41 PM
Over 80% of 2 number .com ( under Chinese control
Due to the rising pricing, yesterday I took a look at all 2 Number .com domains form all the way up to From the whois information, I [… Related posts: The Best Generic Domain Portfolio Sale in Years – The Multi-Million Domain Auction That No One Knew About – Part 5 The Reason Why Sold For $1,000,000 Sell  -   9/22/2014 12:33 PM
A much slower week ahead for new TLDs
A slower week, but still a lot of TLDs will hit the market. After an incredibly busy week with 16 new TLD launches last week, this week slows down quite a bit. Scotland didn’t vote to break off from the United Kingdom, but it does launch its .scot domain name on Tuesday. So ‘yes’ voters […
Domain Name Wire  -   9/22/2014 12:10 PM
HuntingMoon’s Auction Is Live: 675 Domains: Adult, Dating, Gambling & New gTLD’s is holding an online auction of over 675 domain names including in conjunction with the Webmaster Access conference which is being held in Amsterdam. The auction ends Oct 1, 2014 in staggered fashion starting around 4PM EST/1PM PST There are also couple of small portfolios and two businesses for sale. While the domain auction [̷
TheDomains  -   9/22/2014 12:04 PM
Domain Obituary: Nepali Kusal Shrestha is a dead(beat) domainer – RIP
This is a Domain Obituary for Kusal Shrestha, using the email addresses and and a phone number from Japan 080-4334-7288, logging in from the IP in Tokyo, Japan. On September 1st, after placing an offer of $2,100 which was accepted on Domain Name Sales, Kusal Shrestha agreed to the EscrowHi
DomainGang  -   9/22/2014 12:03 PM
CentralNic Invests $1.62 Million In .Tickets New Top-Level Domain
CentralNic plc, “the internet platform business which derives revenues from the global sale of domain names”, today announced that further to the announcement on 18 September 2014, the Group is investing US$ 1.62 million in Accent Media Ltd (“Accent Media”), the … Continue reading →
Online Domain  -   9/22/2014 10:47 AM
CentralNic invests in .Tickets TLD winner, valuing it at $13.5 million
Registry pumps money into .tickets auction victor. Domain name registry CentralNic (AIM: CNIC) has invested $1.62 million in Accent Media Ltd, which the latter used to help acquired the .Tickets TLD in a private auction. Accent Media Ltd beat Donuts, Famous Four Media, Tickets TLD LLC and Shubert Internet in the auction. CentralNic’s investme
Domain Name Wire  -   9/22/2014 10:35 AM
Bahamas bound: Elliot celebrates birthday with ‘Silver Airways’ sponsorship!
It’s domain investor Elliot Silver’s birthday today, and the big news isn’t that Elliot finally turned 30 years old. “The big three-oh is an important milestone for all domain investors, but I have better news today,” said Elliot Silver, unveiling his sponsorship agreement with a major airline, Silver Airways. For the
DomainGang  -   9/22/2014 10:30 AM
Alibaba To Truncate Brand to Baba (.com)?; Brokers Converge on Zen Master Floor Finisher
Word on the street is that Alibaba, flush with $8 billion to spend improving the company's global outlook, may be considering truncating their brand to to fight negative connotations of the word Alibaba in the US. According to Forbes: “We want to be bigger than Walmart,” said Jack Ma, the founder and driving force of Alibaba Group,
Frager Factor  -   9/22/2014 10:26 AM
SeekingAlpha: Even After Its Stock Dropped 45% Last Week Marchex Is Still Overvalued just covered Marchex and noted even though shares were down 45% last week and is down over 66% since July since July its still overvalued. The post was written by Ariana Research: “On September 18th, 2014, Marchex Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHX) (“Marchex”, “MCHX”, or the “Company”) released an 8K, whic
TheDomains  -   9/22/2014 10:03 AM Sells for $100k
I recently learned about an excellent domain name sale that I am permitted to share publicly. Last week, was sold privately for a little over $100,000. The deal did not include a non disclosure agreement, so the seller was willing to share news of the sale as well as the sale price. I understand that the buyer contacted the seller via the  -   9/22/2014 9:35 AM
Accent Media Limited Win Private Auction For .Tickets Beating Donuts, Famous Four 2 Others
According to a press release we received overnight, a British company, Accent Media Limited, won the private auction for the new gTLD .Tickets beating Donuts, Famous Four Media, Shubert Internet, Inc., and Afilias. According to the PR, “The company will offer domain names to approved organisations to provide safer online ticket sales with the
TheDomains  -   9/22/2014 8:56 AM