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Startup names : Spend $11 bucks for a .LINK instead of $85,000 dollars for a .COM

Startup names : Spend $11 bucks for a .LINK instead of $85,000 dollars for a .COM

June 21, 2015 · SPECIAL REPORT

The new Internet namespace has proven to be valuable for startup companies; limited budgets save a lot of money for development, versus domain names. Before the launch of several hundred new gTLDs tailored to many different specific uses, companies would be stuck with secondary tier domain names. In... [Read more]

ICANN .WTF ? New web site on WHOIS privacy reform issues

Domain News: July 3, 2015 - 12:25 pmdomain-news

icann.wtf ICANN is about to taste some of its own medicine, after opponents of a pending WHOIS privacy reform launched a protest web site. Operating from ICANN.WTF, the web site contains a letter addressing ICANN on the issue of privacy, mirroring the public letter drafted by...

Pool.com “Hotlist” email contains a pair of despicable domains!

Domain News: July 3, 2015 - 12:38 amdomain-news

An eagle-eyed DomainGang reader spotted something truly shocking in today’s “Hotlist” email from Pool.com. The domain drop-catching service, sends out a daily list with domains that are deleting, and a link to backorder them on Pool.com. So far so good. Perusing...

Indian domain market and start ups : Do you really own your domains?

Domain News: July 2, 2015 - 7:22 pmdomain-law

Dot .IN Indian start-ups are enjoying an increased availability of angel investment capital, in an emerging market. Many seize this opportunity to spend money on brand development, including the acquisitions of premium domain names. While numbers differ in India in terms of absolute...

New gTLDs : 5 Things social media marketers should know

Domain News: July 2, 2015 - 10:50 amdomain-news

Jennifer Wolfe The impact of dot brands on social media and digital marketing, is an important analysis for professionals and end-users alike. Wolfe Domain, via its founder Jennifer Wolfe, has been analyzing current data, trends and industry shifts as they apply to the marketing...

Greenberg & Lieberman acquires EscrowHill online escrow application

Domain News: July 1, 2015 - 7:05 pmdomain-news

Andee Hill. Domain escrow veteran, Andee Hill, announced that her company, Escrow Hill Limited has moved forward with some corporate changes. In particular, Escrow Hill Limited and EscrowHill.com have announced that the law firm of Greenberg & Lieberman has acquired their...

Lawsuit filed over stolen numeric domain 256.com

Domain News: July 1, 2015 - 11:37 amdomain-crime

An “in rem” lawsuit has been filed in Virginia to recover the domain name 256.com, alleging that it was stolen in December 2014. The lawsuit, details of which were uncovered by domain investor George Kirikos, is filed against the property itself. The domain name 256.com...

Plumber’s special : Two out of three NAF panelists root for RooterRooter in UDRP

Domain News: July 1, 2015 - 10:20 amdomain-law

If you ever ended up using the services of a plumbing company, you might be familiar with Roto-Rooter. The company has been around since the first half of the 20th century, providing plumbing services in America under the Roto-Rooter brand. Roto-Rooter is also a trademark, having...

Minds And Machines marketing : Video spot airs at Discovery Channel television

Domain News: June 30, 2015 - 7:29 pmdomain-news

Minds & Machines are busy marketing their range of new gTLDs, in an ever expanding Internet namespace. Minds & Machines The British corporation invested millions in 34 new gTLD applications and also has millions in cash from such gTLD auctions, clearly, a profitable model. A...

Flippa to the rescue : Lazy domainer an example of slothfulness and negativity

Domain News: June 30, 2015 - 11:01 amdomain-news

Lazy Domainers are everywhere. Original photo: Sergiodelgado : https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Sergiodelgado When it’s time to renew his domains, Jimmy Henry Bollux sighs, then closes the reminder email. To avoid losing his most precious domain assets, Bollux pays...

Projects.com : Who caught Merlin Kauffman’s dropped domain jewel?

Domain News: June 29, 2015 - 4:35 pmdomain-news

Merlin Kauffman – True Magic LLC. The domain Projects.com, registered in 1995 was mysteriously allowed to expire and drop. Its former registrant, domain investor Merlin Kauffman and his company, True Magic LLC, owned it since 2008, having acquired it for an undisclosed...

Weekly loss for dot .XYZ domains slows down to 22,000 names

Domain News: June 29, 2015 - 3:00 pmdomain-news

XYZ domains look good on t-shirts. Since last week’s report, the rate of expired .XYZ domains has slowed down. Our previous report showed a loss of about 35,000 domains, but this week the total drop was at 21,794 .XYZ domains. The number represents a 2.71% loss week-to-week,...

Domainers need to know : Where in the world is Matt Cutts?

Domain News: June 29, 2015 - 10:25 amdomain-news

Matt Cutts where are you? Matt Cutts, head of search spam at Google, is on a long sabbatical that many SEO specialists perceive as permanent. During the tenure of Matt Cutts, Google launched Penguin and Panda; these updates turned the world of search engine optimization and discoverability...

Domainer buying guide: How to buy domains from BuyDomains

Domain News: June 28, 2015 - 3:15 pmstories-and-manuals

Earlier this month we covered the subject of how to acquire domain names owned by Mike Mann’s DomainMarket.com. Another important venue that maintains a strong inventory of domains, is BuyDomains.com. The company is a division of NameMedia; Since 1999, BuyDomains has been...

Elequa’s numeric domains : Ripe for the Chinese domain market!

Domain News: June 27, 2015 - 3:13 pmdomain-news

Elequa – Photo courtesy Cate Colgan. Where are Elequa‘s domains up for sale at? Dozens of LLL .com and NNNN .com domains belonging to the famous domain investor, have been sent to a brokerage in China; the deal appears to be coordinated by Domain Name Sales. After...

DNForum advice : Make more money domaining

Domain News: June 27, 2015 - 9:56 amdomain-news

The ultimate goal for every domain investor is to make money. Preferably, lots of money! The domain industry offers a variety of opportunities to everyone, even for new investors, to generate wealth by following the successful steps of more experienced domainers. By tapping into...

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