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GoDaddy breaks new ground with ‘self-deleting domains’ in patent application
GoDaddy, the biggest domain registrar in the world is having a blast of a month; after the April 1st IPO generated a multi-billion dollar valuation, new services are coming. Hot on the heels of a web site portal redesign comes the launch of “self-deleting domains“.   A patent application (SN: 827822812-2015B) at the USPTO, shows [&
DomainGang  -   4/18/2015 3:51 PM
Update on Top 10 Sales from a Year Ago:,,, More
Listed below are updates on the top 10 domain sales from a year ago this week, as ranked by DN Journal. 1. for $250,000 You can see the simple placeholder below. The domain made 6-figures for the prior owner, discussed here. The website that is referenced states in part, “Slated for the 2nd quarter of 2015, FlashC
Domain Shane  -   4/18/2015 3:47 PM
Having Some .Fun? Beats Google & .Buzz to The New gTLD .Fun
.Fun which was scheduled to go to an ICANN Last Resort Auction later this month has been resolved with Oriental Trading Company, Inc who owns the domain prevailing in a private auction beating Google and the company that owns and operates .Buzz .Fun will be the only new gTLD that Oriental Trading Company, Inc. […
TheDomains  -   4/18/2015 2:12 PM
Flippa Weekly Domain Sales: $15,900, $5,100
Highest sale this week at Flippa was the domain name that was sold for $15,900. Lots of private sales this past week, so the report is showing roughly two-thirds of the $130,000+ of domains that changed hands. .IOs continued to show strength, … Continue reading →
Online Domain  -   4/18/2015 1:02 PM
Owned For At Least 14 Years Nat Cohen’s Telepathy, Inc Hit With UDRP on
Domain Investor Nat Cohen’s company Telepathy, Inc, has been hit with a UDRP on the domain name which according to it has owned since at least 2001. The UDRP was filed by Wirecard AG, a “global financial services and technology company headquartered in Aschheim, Munich, Germany. Its internet payment service comp
TheDomains  -   4/18/2015 11:40 AM
What to do with Extra / Unused Domains
Every once in a while, a family friend or friend of a friend gets in touch with me to ask about their unused domain names. Sometimes these domain names were bought for a project that was never launched or they were previously used and are no longer needed. I want to share the advice I generally give to people who own extra domain names but arenR  -   4/18/2015 11:35 AM Bought In 2014 Hit With UDRP By Association Française de Normalisation (AFNOR)
  The two letter domain name has been hit with a UDRP just a year after it was acquired from The domain name was owned by back in June 2014 and since then has changed hands several times. a Chinese based domain broker, owned the domain (possibly under escrow) until August […
TheDomains  -   4/18/2015 11:26 AM
If You Earned $284 Million A Year Like Nick, You'd Be Smiling Too
Just NAMED startups to watch: PillPack, Vessel and Evine; Speaking of startups: The RadioShack Name: Worthless or Worthwhile? Netflix grows strongly in Q1 - "Bigger Than CBS”; An immersive reading experience increases blog engagement;Fusion to Turn Its Snapchat Channel Into a Network With Five New Shows; Hey Brands -- Every Great Story Needs an Ene
Frager Factor  -   4/18/2015 11:15 AM
DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Saturday, April 18th, 2015
The big news yesterday was that Google is taking the domain name out of their search results.  I tend to agree with everyone else. Except for one thing. If you have a great domain you can use it as your brand to stand out.  Put it in your metatag and let the world see your awesome domain.  You’ll get even more attention when nobody else shows
Domain Shane  -   4/18/2015 7:05 AM
Daily Sales Recap 4-17-15 sells for the third time in 7 years on NameJet – $32,220
Daily Sales Recap 4-17-15 powered by NAMEBIO sells for the third time in 7 years, this time it sold on NameJet for $32,220 it last sold for $29,000 on 11-27-13 on Sedo and before that $22,500 on 6-9-08. Flipkart continues to spend decent money to buy its name in cctlds. Today it was […
Hybrid Domainer  -   4/18/2015 3:10 AM
Brown Shoe Co Rebranding to Caleres, Hand Reg’s Domain
Brown Shoe Co. who had owned the ultra premium domain name and sold it and its online division in December 2014 for an undisclosed amount to Shoeme is going to rebrand the main company name to Caleres. Brown Shoe Company will become Caleres following its May 28, 2015 shareholding meeting. From a domain name aspect, the Brown Shoe Company
DotWeekly  -   4/18/2015 12:06 AM
Flippa welcomes new brokers as ‘superbroker’ Ali Zandi leaves to start own venture
Flippa announced some changes to its domain broker lineup earlier today. Senior domain broker, Ali Zandi, is leaving Flippa to start his own domain business, Go Time Ventures. In a statement, Zandi acknowledges the move and emphasizes the support of Flippa throughout his employment: “The entire Flippa family has been nothing but supportive si
DomainGang  -   4/18/2015 12:02 AM
What a YouTube Celeb Pulls In; The Simple Truths About Selling
Rebrand nonsense: ShopHQ=ShopNBC=ValueVision no = Evine... Say WHAT?; AIRWRECKA for a girl? The worst baby names in the world revealed; Scott Forstall, Apple's ex-iOS boss resurfaces...on Broadway? Someone Stole My Startup Idea: Are Those My Initials? Why This Tech Bubble is Worse Than the Tech Bubble of 2000; The Apple Watch is already wiping the
Frager Factor  -   4/17/2015 9:21 PM
Market Recap 4-17-15 Verisign down 2.6% – Go Daddy up 1.5 %
Market Recap 4-17-15 The broad market was off across the board with the Dow and Nasdaq off 1.5 %. Verisign (VRSN) was off 2.67% on the day and closed at $66.06 off $1.82. Go Daddy (GDDY) went against the tide and was up 1.5% on the day. United Internet (UTDI) was off 2%. Minds + […
Hybrid Domainer  -   4/17/2015 9:14 PM
Chinese Domain Market update: DJ, ZTN, YM and more short domains
The Chinese domain market has been consistent in recent months; dozens of short, memorable .CN or .COM domains – letter or numerics – are being sold to domain investors in China. At the same time, Chinese domainers are flipping such domain names among their peers, and we keep track of such changes. Here’s the update [… Copyr
DomainGang  -   4/17/2015 7:26 PM
Will There Be Trust Issues Without URLs Showing in Google Mobile?
There have been quite a few reports about Google removing the domain name from search results in some Google searches. I performed one important search from my iPhone, and here’s what I currently see: I did some research about this major change, and I found more information in a detailed blog post on Google’s Webmaster Central blog. Acc  -   4/17/2015 1:09 PM
1st Day New gTLD Totals .Fashion 2,182; .Garden 388: Science Passes .XXX & .Pro
Two new gTLD’s were released this week by Minds + Machines After domain name registrations made in Sunrise by Trademark Holders .Fashion has 2,182 registrations. .Garden on the other hand only grew to 388 domain registrations. On another note .Science which was released about a month ago by Famous Four Media, now has skyrocketed to […
TheDomains  -   4/17/2015 1:08 PM
The history of Verisign’s Internet Official contest winners
Verisign contest hits its goal in first round. Verisign has announced the first five winners in its Internet Official contest, a promotion designed to show that good .com domain names are still available. The domain names selected have interesting histories. The first five winners, who will each pick up $5,000, are: 1. Registe
Domain Name Wire  -   4/17/2015 12:50 PM
Happy Birthday, Uniregistry
It’s been a year since Uniregistry opened up its gates, as a modern domain registrar; instead of relying on outdated technology, it was built from the ground up to provide efficient domain registrations. As part of the beta-testing team, I assisted with the improvement of UX functionality, and squashed a few bugs prior to the […  -   4/17/2015 11:39 AM
New gTLD Inquiry By Someone That Writes Differently
I got an inquiry for one of my New gTLD domain names today at the It turned out not to be a prospective buyer but it was really interesting how this internet user from Pakistan arrived at my domain … Continue reading →
Online Domain  -   4/17/2015 10:47 AM