NamePros & NameThreads data mining : Most members not in favor of scraping domain sales

An innovative software product by NameThreads.com, seeks to provide a better search engine for domains for sale at NamePros. The third party service is not affiliated with the domain forum, and describes its mission as follows: “Easily search all the domains for sale in Namepros.com. We have well over 100,000 domains in our database. Domain […]

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Make Trump Tweets Eight Again .com : Have some fun with the President’s twitter account

Donald Trump’s presidency provides plenty of opportunity to the media and content creators to stage opinions and explore creative ways of protest. While the Donald Trump organization safeguards negative terms about Donald Trump, there is a vast range of opportunistic domain registrations available. One such domain is MakeTrumpTweetsEightAgain.com that provides a web browser plugin that […]

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“Small time domain broker” : A new name for an old disease

Domain spam is a disease, and serial spammers are seeking new introduction lines, getting more creative. As there is no certification about domain brokerage, just a loose definition of activities performed by a middle-person, domain spammers are now taking advantage of that. A recent flow of domain spam now uses the term “small time domain […]

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NamesCon : An outsider’s view of the domain industry reports on her experience

Ingrid Burrington is a reporter for The Atlantic, who took a leap of faith and attended NamesCon 2017, in Las Vegas. Writing about her personal experience, Ms. Burrington calls it “surreal” which, to be honest, is a non-discriminatory choice of a word, neither positive or negative. After all, reporters seek to share an objective, unbiased […]

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Brazil, domains and international trademarks : Things will change in 2018

This post contains sponsored content from Randazza.com*. Protecting one’s trademark is both a proactive and a reactive process. Many domain investors operate businesses that utilize a brand, which can be protected in the US by registering the respective trademark at the USPTO. Uniregistry, for example, has registered both the UNIREGISTRY mark, and the mark for […]

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Name.com breaks the Internet with dangerous Lady Gaga stunt!

Name.com broke the Internet earlier today; a video featuring Jared Ewy as “Lady Gaga” went viral. Inspired by the Super Bowl (aka “Big Game”) performance of Lady Gaga, Jared sported a tinfoil dress, a blonde wig, and rather excessive makeup. After taking a leap of faith with no supportive bungee cords, the Name.com comedian emerged […]

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PayPal updates policies; becomes more expensive for domain investors to transact

Domain investors using PayPal for sending payments overseas will pay higher fees, starting March 29th, 2017. The PayPal set of policies has been updated, and some fees have been increased: For example: We are changing the currency conversion spread charged when we perform a currency conversion for you from charging an additional 2.5% over the […]

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Travel ban : Domain investor from Domainistan arrived at NamesCon too late

A domain investor and sheik of Domainistan, a Middle East sultanate, arrived too late at NamesCon. Abdul Sakim Al Domayin, whose visa to the US was blocked thanks to the Donald Trump travel ban, made it to the Tropicana Hotel only yesterday. Unfortunately, he was informed that NamesCon 2017 was already over. “Is ridiculos, great […]

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Rick Schwartz in 2017 : Won’t stop investing in domain names!

Rick Schwartz, the Domain KingĀ®, might be retired from active blogging but he’s never been busier registering domain names. The TRAFFIC conference founder created a “20 year plan” and successfully completed his goals, having sold millions of dollars worth of domain names. Is Rick retired from domain investing? Heck, no! šŸ˜€ We often look into […]

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Domainer faces during NamesCon 2017 : Jason Polenick, GoDaddy

One of the coolest guys we met at NamesCon 2017 in Las Vegas, is Jason Polenick. The youthful looking GoDaddy employee is in fact an experienced domain industry veteran of 8 years with the largest registrar in the world, where he works as an Aftermarket Support Manager. During NamesCon, Jason stood out from the 50-strong […]

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Domainer jobs : Rightside / eNom talent available for hire

The recent acquisition of eNom by Tucows involved the unfortunate layoff from Rightside of several employees. Mergers and acquisitions condense capital and assets and while all effort is made to retain everyone, this is not logistically possible. We are aware of at least two hard-working former Rightside employees who did not make it: Bari Meyerson-Kissel […]

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Facebook busts 101 .TOP domains in massive UDRP

Facebook filed a UDRP against the Polish owner of 101 .TOP domains, for obvious trademark violations, involving the “Facebook” and “Instagram” marks it owns. The massive UDRP was decided at the WIPO, and despite the Respondent’s unofficial response wishing to cancel these domains, the case proceeded. Here is the list of the .TOP domains involved […]

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