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Go Daddy/Afternic Sells $1.9 million in domains for the week
Go Daddy/Afternic reportable weekly domain sales for the week of 4/14/14 – 4/20/14 The top sale for the week was at $42,500, registered in 2004. also sold for $3,500. was the top country code sale at $8,250 sold for $7,000. I thought for $2,000 was a great buy and a […
TheDomains  -   4/23/2014 3:18 AM
ICANN Appoints Fifth New gTLD Data Escrow Agent
Escrow4All B.V. has been approved by ICANN to provide data escrow services to new gTLD Registry Operators. All new gTLD Registry Operators are required to regularly deposit a backup copy of their TLD registration data through one of the approved … Continue reading →
Online Domain  -   4/23/2014 3:15 AM
Daily Sales Recap 4-22-14 sells for $43,700 on NameJet
Daily Sales Recap 4-22-14 I kind of thought for $5,000 may just be the buy of the day.  A word for the numerical buyers, extension is still important, 888 which is probably the best combo you could have for the Chinese buyer sold today on 4.CN but it was the .gd extension. It sold […
Hybrid Domainer  -   4/23/2014 1:44 AM
Just Because Godaddy Auction Price Was Unusually High Don’t Assume Fraud
Over the past number of months, actually years, people have become suspicious of unusually high prices paid for some names over at Godaddy Auctions.  Names that jump quickly or have high prices and low bidders draw the most attention.  All the banter in the forums and comments is bashing the system for lack of policing what they deem is fraud.  But
Domain Shane  -   4/22/2014 8:47 PM
Update: shockingly low sale, success
A few days ago we covered the sale of – a premium domain name – by domain investor, Conan Pravasi. Despite some extensive sleuthing, the editing of a sales thread at DNForum failed to disclose the exact price, which was presumed to be in the five figure range. The ever-busy Pravasi contacted us with [… The post Update:
DomainGang  -   4/22/2014 7:40 PM
ICANN sends notice of breach to
Please be advised that as of 9 April 2014, Homestead Limited dba (“Namevault”) is in breach of its Registrar Accreditation Agreement (“RAA”) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) dated 8 August 2013 (“RAA”). was also sent a notice of breach last year. These breaches result from: 1.   Fail
Online Domain  -   4/22/2014 6:08 PM
If a Brand Spends This Much on a Logo, What The is the Name Worth That is Conducive To A Logo Like Pear (.com)
A lesson in domain value: Some names come off the shelf with advertising, branding and a logo built in. Many domains and the symbols that represent them ARE advertisements! Pepsi revamped its logo for $1 million, but Twitter purchased its iconic bird for $15 on iStockphoto.  The info graphic in the link that follows is a wonderfully designed and
Frager Factor  -   4/22/2014 5:37 PM
Sedo Transactions Total $1 Million And 10% Are .Club Domains
Over the past week, 513 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1 million of which  .Club domains sales totaled  $98,750. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: at 25,000 USD · Top ccTLD: gewerbeflä at 16,500 EUR (= „industrial real estate“ in German) · Top “other” TLD: at […
TheDomains  -   4/22/2014 5:23 PM
[SOLVED] Download failed.: SSL peer certificate or SSH remote key was not OK
If you’re currently facing problems updating your WordPress plugins, you are not alone. Several users that tried to update WordPress, or WordPress plugins, experienced this error: “Download failed.: SSL peer certificate or SSH remote key was not OK” A lot of information pointed to the use of self-signed SSL certificates, apache in
DomainGang  -   4/22/2014 5:10 PM
Blake Irving to Do Reddit AMA
According to a tweet posted this afternoon, GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving will be participating in a Reddit AMA session later on this week. If you are unfamiliar with what this means, AMA stands for “Ask Me Anything,” and participants can ask Irving any questions they may have. Over the years a variety of executives, entrepreneurs, athletes,  -   4/22/2014 4:53 PM
Marchex Double Whammy (.com) Because "Psoriatic Arthritis" Does Cut The Radio Test
Kim Kardashian suffers from this condition. But it sure sounds better to say Kim has a Double Whammy then Kim has Psoriatic Arthritis. The pharmaceutical industry is where the big money is in branding and advertising. Faced with a short window to monetize a patent, companies need to differentiate from the chemical compound name or when the patent
Frager Factor  -   4/22/2014 3:59 PM
Neustar is Holding A Live Event In NYC To Discuss Rights Protections in .NYC Tomorrow
Neustar the company operating the .NYC domain name extension on behalf of the city of New York is holding a Breakfast seminar in New York Tomorrow April 23rd at 8:30 Am to discuss ICANN’s rights protection mechanisms, the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), general brand protection strategies and the .NYC launch program The event is free and […
TheDomains  -   4/22/2014 1:51 PM
Has the gTLD domain market plateaued?
I will be the first to admit it: I haven’t registered a considerable number of gTLD domains in weeks. With the exception of Uniregistry domains, and .link, .photo in particular, I have not registered any other new gTLDs in recent memory. When I developed a strategy for the launch of gTLDs and brands, my expectations [… The post Has the  -   4/22/2014 12:18 PM
Network Solutions patents domain purchasing system
Patent for domain purchasing system granted ten years after application was filed. Network Solutions, now part of, has received a patent for its Certified Offer service…ten years after applying for it. Network Solutions applied for the patent titled “Certified Offer Service for Domain Names” back in 2004. It was rejected m
Domain Name Wire  -   4/22/2014 11:52 AM
24 more New gTLDs were delegated: .college, .engineering, .media, .university, .gop, .yokohama
ICANN announced that 24 more New gTLDs were delegated for a total of 225 new gTLD strings. Here are some of the more important of the 24 new gTLDs: .college,  .engineering, .media, .university, .gop and .yokohama. Check out the Launch … Continue reading →
Online Domain  -   4/22/2014 11:08 AM
BitCoin: The Democratic Disruption of Finance by Mohamed A. El-Erian
PLUS:  As seen on HBO with clip- From the Silly to Sublime: 7 Tech Company Naming Trends; Alcatel-Lucent Is Not Worthless, $5.50 Price Target Is Feasible; Domain Investing Across Asset Classes In Europe's Recovery; Apple Is Running Out Of Cash To Raise Its Divided; The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest; Is It Getting Easier to
Frager Factor  -   4/22/2014 10:52 AM
Toby Clements: Mission to Mars
Toby Clements, manager of the popular domain newsletter by the same name, has fallen off the face of the earth in recent months. Despite numerous attempts by curious domainers, seeking to locate him for a variety of purposes, no response has arrived – and for a good reason. According to the latest Wikileaks report that [… The post Toby
DomainGang  -   4/22/2014 10:49 AM Changes Hands for $3.6 Million in the Biggest Domain Sale Reported So Far This Year
We have a new leader in the 2014 domain sales race! Xiaomi Inc., a major privately owned consumer electronics manufacturer based in Beijing, China, announced today that they have acquired for $3.6 million.
DNJournal  -   4/22/2014 10:45 AM
New gTLDs: Any Purchase Inquiries Yet?
I know the new gTLD domain names haven’t been available for that long, but I am curious if you’ve had any end user buyer inquiries for any of them yet. Although end user inquiries would obviously be more desirable than inquiries from other domain investors, I think any inquiry would be a good sign. I still only own four new gTLD domain  -   4/22/2014 10:38 AM
Three domain name blogs rebrand
Two blogs combine in merger and another changes its name. Three domain name industry blogs have rebranded over the past week. Two are accounted for in a merger between Shane Cultra’s blog Domain Shane and Aaron Wilkin’s Accidental Domainer. The new blog is officially called Domain Shane + Accidental Domainer, but you can access the [
Domain Name Wire  -   4/22/2014 10:34 AM