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Working With Domain Brokers | DomainInvesting.com

Another thing that popped into my head after reading Elliot’s posting was that out of the few dozen sales I have made through brokers, two were to buyers who had previously bought domains from me. One of these two repeat sales was for over $1 million and the other was for around $20,000. In both […]

The dark side of .io: How the U.K. is making web domain profits from a shady Cold War land deal — Tech News and Analysis

In other words, a cut from the sale of every .io domain goes to the British government for the administration of a territory whose original inhabitants should arguably be getting that money, and whose only current inhabitants are 5,000 U.S. troops and spooks, their civilian contractors, and a handful of British personnel who are there […]

BuyDomains and the economics of large domain portfolios | Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Views

If BuyDomains negotiated like Frank Schilling, it would sell a lot fewer domains per year. But would it make as much money, and not have to worry so much about replenishing its inventory?You could take it to the extreme on a much smaller portfolio, like that of Rick Schwartz. In Rick’s case, he hits the […]

Endurance International EIGI Acquires The Assets of BuyDomains.com | TheDomains

Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. EIGI, which bought Directi for $110 million ealier this year, has purchased the assets of BuyDomains.com according to its financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2014. Endurance also owns a number of domain name registrars and hosting companies. Under “Third Quarter Operating Highlights” the company announced they […]

Factors Affecting Pigeon — A 5,000 Page Case Study

2. Strong Domains Matter   Local businesses need to attach their brands to strong domains. While Google has not explicitly confirmed that there is a bias toward brands in their ranking algorithm, many SEO practitioners have suspected as such since 2008, when then-CEO Eric Schmidt famously said that large brands served as a signal of quality, trusted […]

Revealed: The Niches with the Highest Chance of Selling, and more! | Flippa Blog

How Starter Sites Get Sold We’ve found that Starter Sites bought through bids outnumber those bought through the Buy It Now option over 2:1. But surprisingly, most Starter Sites don’t get sold through bids nor the Buy It Now option… In fact,  57% of Starter Sites are sold after the auction ends. This is great news for Flippa […]

In Auction At Snap: Gynecologist.com & Obstetrician.com: Is Moniker Pulling A Tucows?

There are two great bang on medical domain names in closed auctions at Snapnames.com, Gynecologist.com & Obstetrician.comMore about the auctions in a few, but the history of the domain names may indicate that Moniker has gone the way of Tucows and is picking up expired domains for its own account and then selling them instead […]

Can Namecoin Obsolete ICANN and More? | The Ümlaut

Namecoin is a fascinating substitute for the domain name system because, like Bitcoin, it is completely decentralized and censorship-resistant. Proposed censorship measures like SOPA and PIPA simply could not apply to Namecoin because it is virtually impossible to reverse or interfere with name registrations, which are enforced with strong cryptography. New top-level-domains are added by […]

My Website Was Stolen By A Hacker. And I Got It Back. | Ramshackle Glam

SO WHY AM I STILL ANGRY? Of course I’m angry with the person or people who stole the site, but that’s out of my hands. The reason I’m writing this post is to let people know that this really can happen – to anyone – and to offer suggestions for how to minimize the chances […]

Frank Schilling and the rise of the web domain name industry – FT.com

“Only 1 per cent of the population owns a domain name – some own more than one. I have hundreds of thousands of domain names, and I’m one man. I’m betting that there might be interest for 2 or 3 per cent of people to have them. Somebody has to make those names for the […]

Rachel Aviv: The Scientist Who Took on a Leading Herbicide Manufacturer : The New Yorker

According to company e-mails, Syngenta was distressed by Hayes’s work. Its public-relations team compiled a database of more than a hundred “supportive third party stakeholders,” including twenty-five professors, who could defend atrazine or act as “spokespeople on Hayes.” The P.R. team suggested that the company “purchase ‘Tyrone Hayes’ as a search word on the internet, […]

Demand Media: Rise and Fall of a Content Farm | Variety

The idea with Demand was to marry two businesses: domain name registration and low-cost content production. The foundations were the acquisitions of eHow.com, a provider of how-to tutorials, and eNom, a domain-name registration service provider. Early on, Demand used eNom’s 1 million generic domain names such as “3d-blurayplayers-com” to serve up relevant ads to people […]

List of most expensive domain names – Wikipedia

This is a list of the top 20 highest prices paid for domain names. VacationRentals.com $35 million in 2007 [1] Insure.com $16 million in 2009 [2] Sex.com for $14 million in October 2010[2][3] Fund.com 2008 £9.99 million[2] Porn.com 2007 $9.5 million[2] Fb.com by Facebook for $8.5 million in November 2010[4] Business.com for $7.5 million in […]

Capitol Alert: Kamala Harris shutters 10 fake Covered California websites

“These websites fraudulently imitated Covered California in order to lure consumers away from plans that provide the benefits of the Affordable Care Act,” Harris said in a prepared statement. “My office will continue to investigate and shut down these kinds of sites. I urge Californians to avoid healthcare scams by visiting coveredca.com.” Harris said her […]

I am a college student who is looking to start a simple…

I sold the domain name socialgraph.com for $1500 to some woman claiming inexorably to want it for “just a personal homepage”. Ah well, I thought, I will probably never get around to building something for this particular domain anyway, might as well make a few bucks. A few weeks later, Mark Zuckerberg is on Web […]

The Secret of EMD: Exact Match Domains Revealed

Some people consider an exact-match domain (EMD) a thing of the past. Others think EMDs are still going strong. As for me, I always look at the data to the find the answers. In this comprehensive resource on EMDs, I show you that data and reveal everything you need to know about exact-match domain names. […]

DomainNameSales.com Sales report – First 6 months of 2013 report. | TNTNames.com

Domain Sale Price IronDeficiencyAnemia.com $6,000 RadioBuy.com $15,000 SuitCover.com $4,500 TubeGuards.com $4,000 Exma.com $19,000 CellPhoneCases.com $75,000 SpringRewards.com    $8,000 TucsonRealEstate.net    $5,000 walkintubs.com    $69,000 UnlockYourBrain.com    $3,000 SearchResults.com    $41,000 TripleShot.com    $4,000 WashingtonDCRealEstate.com    $28,500 StarLauncher.com    $6,500 JuicerRecipe.com    $7,500 SalleDEBain.com    $60,000 SpecTa.com    $15,000 Izabel.com      $25,000 BearField.com      $4,000 ChicagoChannel.com    $5,000 ShepherdPups.com    $3,400 campsandcottages.com      $3,300 RoadOne.com      $25,000 SecureScan.com    $8,800 NewsFeeder.com    $4,900 MTX.co.uk      $8,050 […]

Thanks To A Six-Figure Purchase By Reputation Changer, Brand.com Is A Thing Now | TechCrunch

The URL supposedly cost six figures, and you can see that the company has already taken it over to promote a product called “Brand.com by Reputation Changer.” President Michael Zammuto said the plan, ultimately, is to completely switch over to the Brand.com name. It will become the highest trafficked website in the reputation industry, he […]

Mint Is Yodlee’s YouTube | TechCrunch

To make things worse, Mint gave a “substantial” amount of Series A stock to Hite Capital in exchange for the Mint.com domain name. That stock was worth a “couple of million dollars,” says one source, after the acquisition. via Mint Is Yodlee’s YouTube | TechCrunch.

Should A Startup Spend VC Funding On A Domain Name?

The ff Venture Capital portfolio is evidence of how much we believe this, e.g., our companies Alerts.com, Gobbler.com, Identified.com, Patents.com, Phone.com, and Plated.com. The awesome story of how CEO Joe Fernandez bought the Klout.com domain is one of many reasons we were excited to lead the seed round in Klout.  I was formerly Founder/CEO of […]