Plated : From a $9.99 domain at GoDaddy, to a $300 million acquisition by Albertsons

Plated, operating from, sends its customers the necessary ingredients to cook their own meals. This is what a “meal kit service” is all about. Instead of shipping pre-made, soggy food, Plated took the novel approach when it was founded in 2012. Its main competitor, Blue Apron, operates around the same principles. There is a […]

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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 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 domain following Russian operator’s arrest in Greece

The domain 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, 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 […]

Copyright © 2018 · All Rights Reserved. : Formerly stolen domain has been recovered 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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Super premium, two letter .com domain, is up for sale. Aron Meystedt, the owner of, used it for several years for his personal, services-oriented web site, XF Investments. Meystedt recently rebranded to Registered in 1994, 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 : traded for

Trading domains is not something that domain investors should engage in. The stolen domain,, was traded for, leading to a more complex situation. If, 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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Warning : Stolen domains,, and

A batch of domains were stolen from the NameCheap account of their legitimate owner. The list of names includes,, and There are several more linked to that same NameCheap account that are of secondary value. We spoke with the owner who alerted us to the fact; these domains were resold via […]

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NameSummit 2017 rooms almost sold out, but here’s an $199 discounted ticket!

NameSummit 2017 is coming up in New York; the two day conference invites marketing, branding and domain professionals eager to do business in a professional setting. The event takes place on August 7th and 8th, at the Hilton Midtown Manhattan, and the venue is running out of its NameSummit Block rooms fast! Anyone looking to […]

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New six percent tax in China : Domains are now “intangible assets”

On July 1st, China introduced a 6% tax levy on domain names, and this is good news. Some might wonder, how would an act of “Communist Capitalism” such as this be “good news” for the Chinese domain investors? Very simple. According to this chart sheet in Chinese, domain name sales are categorized as “Sales of […]

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TRAFFIC 2008 – Rick Schwartz’s best 20 minute video interview ever!

Rick Schwartz gave his best video interview ever in 2008, right at the end of TRAFFIC East in Orlando, FL. The event, which was attended by yours truly, presented the opportunity to domain investors and company representatives to network and forge new business relationships. More than $2.5 million dollars‘ worth of domain names were sold […]

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