EDR: Puka.com + 200 other expired domain name sales
Joseph Peterson reviews the past week of expired domain name sales in this Expired Domain Report. Some time passed without China topping our list of expired domain auctions; first Insurance1.com and then DataTrack.com took 1st place – both English and U.S.-focused. This week China once again snags the tape at NameJet’s finish l...
Domain Name Wire - 3 hr 4 min ago
WorkBetter.com owner fights back against ACPA lawsuit
Jason Kneen fights motion for preliminary injunction and points out plaintiff’s apparent shenanigans. Earlier this week I wrote about how New York company Office Space Solutions, Inc. had filed a cybersquatting lawsuit against Jason Kneen of the UK over the domain name WorkBetter.com. Kneen registered the domain name in 1999, w...
Domain Name Wire - 5 hr 52 min ago
eNom adds 2-factor authentication
Make your eNom account more secure. Domain name investors who use eNom can now turn on two-factor authentication to secure their accounts. Setting up two-factor authentication is fairly simple. Once you log into your account, look for “Two Step Verfication” (sic) under the Account Overview: Click edit to start the process...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 13:0
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Lens.com fails in cybersquatting complaint over Lens.in
Lens.com not seeing so clearly. Online contact lens retailer Lens.com has failed to win a cybersquatting claim (pdf) against the domain name Lens.in. Lens.com filed the dispute under the .IN Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (INDRP). The panelist determined that Lens.com doesn’t have any rights in the term “lens”...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 11:57
BearingPoint pays $100k+ for Net.Work domain name
New TLD sells for $100,000 plus premium renewal rates. Consulting firm BearingPoint has paid $100,000 to Minds + Machines for the domain name Net.work, and that’s just for the first year. It will pay an undisclosed premium renewal to continue using it after the first year. Minds + Machines took a different tack with .work, [...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 8:53
Sex.com Lawsuit: company demands domain name over copyright and trademark claims
Company demands ownership of Sex.com to settle claims of trademark and copyright infringement. Sex.com is one of the most valuable and storied domain names of all time. A battle over its ownership has resulted in multiple lawsuits, a fugitive hunt and millions of dollars in transactions. The domain name most recently sold for $13 mil...
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 12:34
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Filament.com for $89,000 and 18 other end user domain name sales
Company buys Filament.com for new product line. Sedo’s top public end user sale for the past week was Filament.com, which was purchased by a company changing its name and introducing a new product line called Filament Network. The company had some other notable end user sales, including an IOT domain name purchased by a company...
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 11:22
Khloe Kardashian demands her .com domain name
Better late than never, a Kardashian files request for her .com domain name. Khloe Kardashian, reality TV star and sister of Kim Kardashian, has filed a cybersquatting complaint against the owner of KhloeKardashian.com, demanding that the domain name be turned over to her. The case was just filed with the World Intellectual Property ...
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 8:54
CentralNic sells $1 million domain name portfolio
CentralNic sells more domain names from its domain trading business. CentralNic (AIM: CNIC) announced today that it has sold a group of domain names for US $1 million, to be paid over the coming months. The sale comes from CentralNic’s portfolio of over 20,000 domain names. The company started buying and selling domain names in...
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 8:39
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8,000 Premium .Club domains available through registrars tomorrow
.Club to begin selling premium domain names through domain name registrars. Starting July 1, you’ll be able to buy premium .Club domain names through the registrar channel. Much like premium domain names offered by other registries, customers will see that the .Club domain name is available but will have to pay a higher price. ...
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 12:13
Slotting fees and supplier rebates in the domain name industry
The domain name registration business has some similarities to rebate policies in the grocery business. I read an article in The Economist over the weekend about grocery chains and supplier rebates, and it had a number of parallels to the domain name industry. Grocery stores make profits in two ways other than from the margin […...
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 11:4
Spamming owners of newly registered domain names
Just one example of spam based on whois records. We all know that people mine whois databases to sell stuff. It’s incredibly cheap and easy to do these days: compare the zone files, get the new registrations, and then run whois lookups. There are even people selling the entire .com whois database for a few […]
Domain Name Wire - Monday, June 29, 2015 - 14:45
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This week’s new TLDs: .Golf, .Gold and .Date
Famous Four Media releases three domain names this week and Donuts sends four to Early Access. Famous Four Media launches three top level domain names in general availability on Wednesday. All of the domain names can be registered for about $25-$30. .Date: This domain name will compete with two from Donuts: .Dating (3,000 registratio...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, June 29, 2015 - 13:12
Domain Investing Success Story with Lonnie Borck – DNW Podcast #39
The man who sold Scores.com for $1.2 million discusses domain name investing. Domain name investor Lonnie Borck has a lot of great stories, like the time he sold Scores.com for $1.2 million. And the day he thought he was just taking a day trip to NYC but ended up buying e.co for $81,000 in an […]
Domain Name Wire - Monday, June 29, 2015 - 11:30
Cybersquatting lawsuit filed over domain name registered 16 years before plaintiff’s use
Office Space Solutions wants a domain name registered 16 years before it started using the corresponding term in commerce. It’s taking the legal route to get it. New York company Office Space Solutions, Inc. has filed a cybersquatting lawsuit (pdf) against Jason Kneen of Great Britain over the domain name WorkBetter.com. Office...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, June 29, 2015 - 10:37
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Same-sex marriage domain names are trending
Big news=domain registrations. People are flocking to their favorite domain name registrars today to register domain names related to same-sex marriage after a Supreme Court ruling legalized gay marriage across the U.S. Verisign Domain View shows a spike in registrations around when the ruling was released, and the numbers will surel...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, June 26, 2015 - 13:44
Name.com runs smart .News promotion
Other registries and registrars should take a look at this promotion. Name.com is running a well-designed marketing contest for free .News domain names. Competitors should take note. The domain name registrar is giving away 100 free non-premium .news domain names when the top level domain releases to the public next month. In order t...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, June 26, 2015 - 12:49
A Fallback Hierarchy for Domain Names
Joseph Peterson takes a look at fallbacks if the domain name you want is taken. In a recent article on the expired domain market, I was struck by NameJet’s top sale for the week: Insurance1.com, which had been a developed website since 1996. What’s striking is that this domain showed its age immediately so that verifying ...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, June 26, 2015 - 11:55
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Wirecard nailed for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
Big payments company abused UDRP policy to try to get valuable domain name for cheap. Publicly traded payments company Wirecard AG has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Boon.com. The company, which has a market capitalization of 4.37 billion euros, filed a UDRP after failing to acquire [...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, June 26, 2015 - 10:13
NameJet Expired Domain Report
Joseph Peterson’s weekly review of expired domain name sales at NameJet. Supply and demand do yield predictable results in the domain market, as with other markets. DataTrack.com was NameJet’s top expired sale last week at $8.9k. And was that price achieved because the brand name has a nice ring to it? Yes, in part. Was i...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 14:0
Voting begins in Verisign .Com Contest: See the videos
Winners make their cases in videos. Voting has opened to pick the grand prize winner in Verisign’s Internet Official contest. The fifteen winners so far each received $5,000. The grand prize winner will pick up a cool $30,000. Each of the winners was asked to create a video about why they picked their domain name. […]
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 10:53
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Sedo responds about Autism.rocks sale
Company explains why the customer ended up paying a marketplace commission rather than for escrow. Earlier this week Sedo announced that it handled a $100,000 transaction for Autism.rocks. It’s a big price for a domain under a new top level domain name. Both the buyer and seller are involved with advocacy for people with autism...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 10:24
Auction for qiche.com domain name closes at $2 million +
An auction for “Car” in Mandarin Pinyin has closed for a staggering amount. An auction for qiche.com, which means “car” in Mandarin Pinyin, has closed for more than $2 million on Chinese domain trading platform eName. The auction closed just after 10 am EDT today with 485 bids and a final price of 12.85 millio...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 10:11
How an Austin health group uses .Clinic
A local medical group uses a .clinic domain. I was driving home from the office yesterday when I saw a huge banner on the site of an Austin Regional Clinic building. I did a double take when I noticed this domain name: ARC.clinic. For the most part, I think this is a good use of […]
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 14:47
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End user domain name sales including a new TLD for $100k
$100,000 Autism.rocks domain name sale rocks domain investing world. The number of domain names on my weekly Sedo End User sales lists are not always proportional to the number of domain names that sold in the week, nor proportional to the number of end user sales. Some weeks have a lot of domains likely sold […]
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 12:31

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