Do you like the domain ColombianCoffee.com?

We all love coffee and Colombian coffee is one of the best in the world. Apparently, Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia (National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia) believed that by having a trademark in Colombia for CAFÉ DE COLOMBIA they could also usurp the domain name ColombianCoffee.com from its registrant. Filing a UDRP […]

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ON.com: Premium LL .com domain a major brand upgrade

ON.com, a premium two letter (LL) .com domain, has been reported as sold. Registered almost 30 years ago, ON.com is now in the possession of On Holding AG, a Swiss company that operates under the stock market symbol $ONON. Domain investor and financial analyst, George Kirikos, discovered the domain’s transfer: “Another elite 2-letter dot-com domain […]

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I block all .xyz advocates

A Korean domain investor with an impressive record of .com sales is taking on what he calls “.xyz advocates” whom he blocks from interacting. Domainer James Kim operates from BlakNames on Twitter, where he shared the following message with an obvious anti-xyz bias: I block all .xyz advocates. I spend a lot of time providing […]

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Chinese brands in the wild: No matching domain names, but who cares!

Quick fact: Chinese products sold internationally are designed to use brands that are discoverable using search engines, without the need for domain names. Whether you use Google, Amazon, or Alibaba, Chinese brands don’t follow the Western “generic” keyword approach. For a while now, China’s government is going the extra mile of subsidizing the cost of […]

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010.com: Rare drop of a binary NNN .com sends auction into six figures

The domain name 010.com (zero one zero) dropped recently, after its Korea-based registrant, KT Corporation, failed to renew it. It’s unthinkable that KT Corporation dropped 010.com intentionally as they are in the possession of more than 2,000 domain names, the majority being .co.kr and .kr and therefore of lesser value. Originally registered in 1998, 010.com […]

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Domain portfolio scalability: It’s what Dan.com does best

Dan.com moving into the GoDaddy group of companies was the news of the day, yesterday. The European start-up is a DomainGang sponsor and has been the domain selling platform for domainers by and large, increasing its inventory at a steady rate: 2.2 million domains currently use the Dan.com DNS. And there lies the secret of […]

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The FBI shut down SSNDOB Marketplace criminal platform, seized domains

The FBI has shut down the SNNDOB Marketplace and seized its associated domain names. The illicit marketplace made an estimated $19 million dollars by selling the personal data of about 24 million US citizens, according to the Justice Department. The acronym SSNDOB stands for Social Security Number and Date Of Birth; it operated through a […]

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Mike Mann is ready for Domain Battles!

Domain investor, Mike Mann, likes to refer to himself as the “king” – the internet pioneer and entrepreneur is known for taking on his opponents during investment battles. A recent post by Elliot of DomainInvesting could have hit a nerve with many domain investors, what with Elliot sharing his competitive attitude among domainer friends even. Elliot […]

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Insane domains: What do these #DropCatch auctions have in common?

We’ve been following some DropCatch auctions and they all have something in common. These expired domains dropped and were auctioned off for 3 days at DropCatch, the 800 lbs gorilla of domain-catchers. Many domain investors are using the service to catch domains that were not renewed. One of them appears to have an insanely large […]

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Bob Parsons: #GoDaddy founder’s life-changing LLL .com #domain

GoDaddy founder, Bob Parsons, rocked the 2000’s by taking GoDaddy out of a garage business and propelling it as the #1 domain registration services provider in the world. Bob Parsons embraced the media controversy he was painted with, including photo ops with an elephant killed at an African safari, along with overly sexualized commercials and […]

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Small bets: Ready to accept a lowball offer with a “joint venture” caveat

Placing a lowball offer for a domain name takes place in two ways: Either the initial offer is objectively lower than the asking price, or The counter-offer isn’t respected In the case of SmallBets.com, entrepreneur Daniel Vassallo believed that countering with a $5,500 dollar offer to a $300k asking price was a fun move up […]

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#Russia’s stock market and the value of related #domain names

The Russian stock market has remained closed for a record fourth day today, following unprecedented global sanctions against the country. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, an aggressive and unprovoked act of war, has united most of the civilized world; imposing financial sanctions against Russian interests is the most peaceful way to inflict harm to its war […]

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