#ActiveRings .com #UDRP : Mike Mann lost a generic #domain name to its previous registrant

You can’t beat them all, and domain investor Mike Mann just lost the UDRP for the obviously generic domain, ActiveRings.com. Registered in 2013, the domain expired earlier this year; Mike Mann’s Domain Asset Holding’s outfit acquired it via an expired domain auction at GoDaddy. The price was not listed. The previous owners, Victor Alvarado D/B/A […]

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#PayPal : New fees, new rules, small fry #domainers will face challenges

If you’ve been (ab)using the “send money to friends and family” feature on PayPal to pay for domain names, it’s getting more expensive. PayPal is changing its User Agreement, Privacy Policy, PayPal Here Agreement and the PayPal Website Payments Pro and Virtual Terminal Agreement – the changes will be effective to all PayPal users in […]

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Nasim Jahibid : Cash-only Iranian #domain investor behind “njhighbid” alias on #NameJet

The truth is out there: Super-active domain investor, Nasim Jahibid, is the mysterious “njhighbid” alias on NameJet. The Iranian domain investor enters domain auctions only once they reach six figures, according to a statement made by the Iranian Domain Name Association (IDNA) in Tehran. Nasim Jahibid submits payments in cash only, mailing Samsonite suitcases filled […]

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Battle of the new gTLDs: .XYZ back on top, as .TOP hits bottom

The fight for the gTLD roster continues, and dot .XYZ is back at the top spot, after losing it temporarily to China-heavy .TOP. Dot .XYZ went through its “cleansing” period, having lost the majority of its penny promo campaign a year later. During that time, it fell to spot #2 and .TOP rose to the […]

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Pseudo crypto : Bitcoin is not anonymous

Are domain investors jumping ship to Bitcoin instead of pouring money into domains? Highly unlikely, as the BTC cryptocurrency is very volatile and offers no protection or long term investment returns, unlike domain names. Any drop in online auction house participation volume is solely the result of current market conditions, and should resume by the […]

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Smart Monday : Domain “snap” went from $69 to $14,488 dollars

Logan Flatt invests in domains, knowing that he can only sell them once. With that in mind, he approaches every inquiry with an end-user buyer in mind, and quotes prices accordingly. In February of this year, Logan bid $69 dollars on SnapNames, for the expired domain SmartMonday.com. According to DomainTools – the ultimate domain tool […]

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Domain red alert : Would a nuclear war with North Korea affect domain investing?

An all-out, nuclear war with North Korea would disrupt most international trade. Traffic restrictions would have to be made, and stock market activity around the world would most certainly plummet. With all that in mind, we thought it be interesting to take the pulse of domain industry professionals, and seek their personal opinion about how […]

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Five myths and facts about the new gTLDs

Assumptions related to the new gTLDs can cost domain investors and entrepreneurs money. Rightside’s Name.com division put together a list of five myths about the new gTLDs, and their matching facts, to help dispel such misconceptions. Myth: Nobody knows that new domains exist Fact: End users are adopting and using new domains as primary website […]

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NamesCon poll results : Domain investors don’t like wearing pants!

A NamesCon 2017 poll’s results about wearing pants while working from home is in; the stats are quite staggering. 78% of large .com portfolio holders don’t wear pants or other lower garments. 11% “free-ball” at least 5 days a week, quite possibly on the weekends too. 10% wear pants or shorts, or Capris, jeans, khakis […]

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“Domain squatters” : The Verge article chastises domain investors with derogatory term

An article at The Verge about how a “hacker” redirected Donald Trump tweets by buying expired domain names, is not exactly friendly towards domain investors. In his article, titled “A Belgian hacker redirected the links in Trump’s old tweets,” Amar Toor, uses the following words to describe domainers: “Domain squatters typically buy up URLs for […]

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Divyank Turakhia and brother Bhavin Turakhia on the cover of Forbes magazine

It’s one successful media appearance after the other, for brothers Divyank Turakhia and Bhavin Turakhia. The Media.net founders have a long history of breaking new ground, appearing on major mainstream publications, in articles and covers. After appearing on the Entrepreneur magazine’s cover, the Turakhia Bros are now on the Indian edition of Forbes! The associated […]

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Editorial : Tough road ahead for domain investors

In June, I promised to post an editorial on the first of each month; life is what happens while one is busy making plans, so two days late it is. Bad news: The road ahead for domain investors is far from covered with rose petals, and I’ll explain why. Many newcomers to the domain industry […]

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