420beginner.com : One year old web site sold on Flippa for six figures

Who says you need an old domain to reap the traffic? The web site at 420beginner.com sold at Flippa for six figures, as a high performing Amazon affiliate web site. According to its seller, the $165,000 dollar sale was based on the following performance parameters: Traffic : 36,056 uniques per month Revenue : $8,097 per […]

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HugeDomains crosses 3 million domain threshold !

HugeDomains has more than 3 million domains in its domain portfolio, currently. The milestone was achieved in recent months, and it’s without doubt the biggest self-managed domain portfolio in the world. DomainTools reports the HugeDomains inventory as follows: “domains@hugedomains.com is associated with ~3,104,104 domains” They need to update their website’s masthead, that currently states “Shop […]

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BTC : The crazy history of the domain Bitcoin.com

If you invest in Bitcoin, it’s currently trading at $3,300 dollars. The world’s biggest cryptocurrency is not anonymous, but it has created many fortunes for its long-term holders, some of which might be questionable. Bitcoin.com is the exact match domain of the cryptocurrency, and it was acquired in the early 2010s by Roger Ver, its […]

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Domain theft : Report of stolen domain names for August 2017

We’re rolling out a monthly list of domain names that remain stolen, based on previous documented incidents or other investigative reports. Domain theft is rampant, and scumbags who steal domain names often attempt to dispose of these assets quickly. Alternate methods involve the direct communication with buyers in private, often requiring payments in Bitcoin or […]

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Neustar Connect : Exclusive NYC event on the future of marketing

Neustar Connect is an exclusive, by invitation only event that takes place in New York, on September 12th. Designed for marketers, Neustar Connect is an invite-only forum “of candid fireside chats and provocative panels with CMOs, marketing executives and industry thought-leaders discussing how marketing is being transformed by the connected world and what brands can […]

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Domainer chutzpah : Give me $50 to give you a domain price quote

When it comes down to responding to domain inquiries, nothing beats the Telepathy.com requirement of a $19 dollar payment. At least, Telepathy has all this streamlined and automated, and it possesses a top notch domain portfolio. An unnamed domain owner is now seeking to cash in on this trend, asking for $50 dollars per price […]

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Feds seize BTC-E.com domain following Russian operator’s arrest in Greece

The domain BTC-E.com has been seized by the U.S. Federal Government, following the arrest of the marketplace’s Russian founder, in Greece. A new lander image appears at BTC-E.com, stating the following: Pursuant to a seizure warrant issued by the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey under the authority of 18 U.S.C., […]

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Domain security : DomainTools rolls out Threat Profile in beta

DomainTools is rolling out Threat Profile, a new security tool that identifies domains that can be used for phishing, malware or spam campaigns – before that happens! This type of “Minority Report” utilizes heuristic algorithms that can efficiently crunch through data, and allocate probability of malicious use to domain names, quite accurately. Sounds a lot […]

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KZRA.com : Formerly stolen domain has been recovered

KZRA.com was stolen a few days ago, and the domain has been recovered – but not thanks to any registrar activity. Although NameSilo, the current registrar, has been in touch with GoDaddy, the losing registrar, to reverse the transfer, it was through the domain owner’s bravado that the domain was returned. An over-confident thief agreed […]

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XF.com is for sale and the price is in the millions of dollars!

Super premium, two letter .com domain, XF.com is up for sale. Aron Meystedt, the owner of XF.com, used it for several years for his personal, services-oriented web site, XF Investments. Meystedt recently rebranded to Napkin.com. Registered in 1994, XF.com is being offered for sale for the first time ever. The price: $3.5 million dollars. Without […]

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Autorenew OFF : Are the GoDaddy renewal emails “predatory” ?

GoDaddy has been quite aggressive with its renewal reminders, and email notices continue when one turns autorenew off. But are such notices predatory? One user seems to think so. In a Reddit post titled “GoDaddy’s transactional emails are downright predatory,” the GoDaddy customer explains: “I manage a set of about a dozen domain names for […]

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This is why domain trading is not recommended : Bar.org traded for Kisses.net

Trading domains is not something that domain investors should engage in. The stolen domain, Bar.org, was traded for Kisses.net, leading to a more complex situation. If Bar.org, a stolen domain asset, had been sold for money, the loss would have been monetary and depending on the payment method, the funds could be retrievable. However, when […]

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