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Music.com and Music.net For Sale on Domain Advisors
An extraordinary pair of names, to be sure. A veritable Dynamic Duo, but the real questions is: what are they worth?
Buy.Me Domain Name Sells For $147,000
Buy.me just sold for €115,000 (147,857.63 USD). ‘Whoa!’ That would be a perfectly reasonable reaction. So Buy.Me is now in good company with other high dollar Dot ME Sales like, Meet.me ($450,000) and Msg.me ($25,000). More top dollar Dot ME sales can be found here.
ESQwire.com Wins UDRP for Client with Minority Finding of RDNH
Ari Goldberger’s ESQwire has helped its client PortMedia defend the domain name Altom.com in a UDRP. One of the panelists determined that the case was reverse domain name hijacking, and his point of view is worth reading.
Sedo and Go Daddy Expand Partnership to Allow Customers to Bid Directly on Premium Domain Names
Sedo, the world’s largest domain marketplace and monetization provider, today announced an expansion of their partnership with Go Daddy… Growing on the initial partnership announced in January, Go Daddy customers will now be able to purchase previously owned premium domains names Sedo users have listed as “Make Offer.”
NameMedia Launches NameFind.com Brand Name Generator
NameMedia, the world leader in the acquisition, development
and sale of premium domain names, today announced the launch of NameFind, the first collaborative, one-stop business name generator platform. The site allows new business owners to generate ideas for naming their new business by checking for available domain names, determining name availability on social media sites and receiving feedback on their name choices from their network of friends and colleagues.
Donuts Inc.’s major play for new Web domain names raises fears of fraud
Article from the front page of today’s Washington Post about gTLDs.
Premium Domains Adorn List For 2012 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Domain Auction
More than 300 descriptive and high-quality generic domain names, including Fanclub.com, Saws.com and AmusementPark.com, will go to auction at the 2012 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Domain Conference, on Monday, October 8, 2012. T.R.A.F.F.I.C. will be held from October 7th through the 10th at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Fort Lauderdale’s Beach.
SelectQuoteReview.com Criticism Website Wins UDRP in Favor of Respondent
DECISION: Having not established all three elements required under the ICANN Policy, the Panel concludes that relief shall be DENIED. Accordingly, it is Ordered that the domain name REMAIN WITH Respondent.
The Domain Game Changes from “Passive” to “Aggressive”…Have You Changed?
The Domain Game has changed and if you take a small step back, you will clearly see it.
TRAFFIC Heads to Fort Lauderdale
The Targeted TRAFFIC conference kicks off at the Ritz Carlton in Fort Lauderdale October 7. Before the show even begins there are plenty of activities for early arrivers. On Saturday October 5 you can go deep sea fishing, scuba diving, golfing…you get the idea.
CA Technologies Sells Platinum.com Domain Name for $250,000
It looks like CA (aka Computer Associates) has sold one of its prime domain names, Platinum.com. Moniker has confirmed that it brokered the transaction and the sales price was $250,000.
Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Go Daddy Downtime
The first federal lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed against GoDaddy for its downtime on September 10 (pdf). The outage affected GoDaddy.com and many people who used the company’s DNS and web hosting services.
Domain Name Trader Sells Hobart.com.au for $65,000 After Buying for $875 in 2005
An Australian domain name company has sold Hobart.com.au for $65,000 to a website hosting business after purchasing the website for just $875 back in 2005, highlighting the potential riches in buying and selling geographic domains.
Above.com Launches New Domain Investor Platform
Above.com, a leading domain monetization management company, announced today the addition of a new Domain Name Marketplace, Domain Registrar and Escrow to their existing Above Parking Manager service. The fully integrated services combine to create a complete Domain Name Investor Platform.
DomainFest Dates Confirmed, Feb 5-8, 2013
With the TRAFFIC conference right around the corner, many domainers may be wondering if DomainFest is still going to occur. Andrew at DNW heard from Oversee that the show was still going on and Moniker is already taking auction submission, but it sure would be nice to make travel arrangements soon.
Lucky EarPods.com Domain Owner Wins The Apple Lottery, Could Net $2 Million
Want to feel super jealous of someone who struck gold with a super lucky domain name purchase? Keep reading. Way back in 2004, an unnamed client of domain brokerage firm DNSR bought a URL: EarPods.com.
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