Domainer poll: Should you pay off that LTO domain on early?

Domain investors are always looking for the opportunity to acquire domains with a reduced investment. Whether that means negotiating the price down, or paying for the domain in installments, the motive to save money is there. has been the pioneer of lease to own (LTO) sales of domain names. A domain can be acquired […]

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Domaining: An “unethical business” ?

Happy New Year! As a community of domain investors colloquially referred to as “domainers,” there are times when outsiders target us. It’s not just the lack of knowledge about the mechanics of domain investing; quite often, these accusations and epithets fly due to underlying malicious intent. Common references to “not adding value” due to holding […]

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Great things happen to domain investors who persevered!

Yesterday, we shared a post showcasing the 20 most influential people in the domain industry, as determined in 2007. The list contained an unknown hero, you. The average Joe Domainer who faces challenges and difficulties on a daily basis, with no promises about a substantial return on their investments. But worry not, for given time […]

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The 20 most influential people in the domain industry

There are many influential people in the domain industry, but there aren’t many who were already carrying that prestigious badge sixteen years ago. A post by Logistik Labs in 2007 listed 20 individuals, some of which are not domainers, among the most influential people in domaining. The list is as follows: Vinton Cerf – Co-designer […]

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Domains, drinks, and danger: Milwaukee’s unhinged Domain Underworld Expo

Metcalfe Park in Milwaukee morphed into a battleground of the Domain Underworld Expo this week, as a seemingly innocuous gathering spiraled into the wildest event the city had ever witnessed. What started as a modest domain conference designed to host 150-200 attendees transformed into a chaotic meetup for roughly 6,000 domainers, blending discussions about domain […]

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Price syncing between Dan and Afternic has lost its luster domains can be listed on Afternic without the need for a separate account. Initially, the integration of Dan and Afternic was optional and users could opt out; eventually, it became mandatory that any domain bearing a BIN price at Dan gets added to Afternic via a transparent process. That process worked well until […]

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The Domain King drops Trump’s Christmas Tree

If there was a king of glitz, that’s got to be Donald Trump. The former President ran his entertainment empire, hotels, casinos, and all, with lavish gold and lights, particularly close to Christmas. As a President, Trump made sure that the riches pleasing the eye transferred over to the White House. Christmas decorations involved the […]

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Thousands of photos of Domain Days in Dubai are now available!

Domain Days in Dubai might be over but thousands of professionally taken photos from the event point in one direction: It was the biggest, most engaging international domain conference in recent memory. The event delivered substance, with a well-organized agenda and speakers that spanned the domain industry and beyond. When it comes down to keeping […]

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Interview with Arif Sengoren of Secret Brokerage and

Experienced domain broker, Arif Sengoren, has had a lengthy career spanning more than 13 years. From Nokta, to DomainNameSales, to Uniregistry, Arif has a compelling story to tell that involves millions of dollars in domain sales. As the founder of Secret Brokerage, Arif Sengoren provides personalized domain acquisition services to corporate clients; as the SVP […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. Dot .com owners filed a UDRP to protect their brand

Ranger American of Puerto Rico, Inc. filed a UDRP against the domain to protect their established brand. The Complainant uses the .com domain since 1999. Some issues with the mark’s registration however, led to an outcome favoring the Respondent. They offer services in the state of Texas as an alarm company and in 2014 […]

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Equifax filed a UDRP to usurp the seemingly generic, aged domain name Registered in 1998, displayed PPC ads that linked to services provided by competitors of Equifax. The Complainant operates from the domain and has registered the mark THE WORK NUMBER, effective in 1997. The sole panelist took all these facts under […]

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Uniregistry made domain investors tear up with final Tweet

Long after Uniregistry was acquired by GoDaddy, the company continued to provide excellent services to domain investors as a registrar and brokerage. Eventually, Uniregistry (Uni) shut down both as a domain registrar and its Uni Marketplace team moved to GoDaddy, aiming at finishing the job on Afternic 2.0. The Uni app was discontinued, was […]

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