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Domain Name News: September 27 Week in Review

Domain Name News: September 27 Week in Review

The Week of Domaining In Review: September 27, 2014.

The latest domain name news, hand-picked for you.

Escrow.com Acquires Agreed.com Escrow Service…, Top Level Design Wins .design…, Mike Robertson Joins Directnic As…, Trademark Submissions at TMCH are…, Spamhaus Wins Spamhaus.com in UDRP,…, LasVegasWeekly.com: “Why The .Vegas Launch…, .Scot Gets 4,509 Domain Names…, Idn ccTLD عراق From The…, Is Verisign’s Plan for a…, NEUSTAR Requests The Release of…, Minds + Machines’ Numbers Show…, Frank Schilling’s North Sound Names…, .Direct Launches Today Here are…, Frank Schilling’s North Sound Names…, Frank Schilling’s North Sound Names…, Minds + Machines Report: £2.9MM…, Uniregistry Wins .Auto; Donuts Wins…, Is Verisign’s .Net in Trouble?, Minds + Machines Wins .Law…, Afilias Loses Chinese .Info As…, M+M Turns Profit On The…, Report: 1,500 .SCOT Domain Registered…, .ooo Should Rename It’s New…, .RICH & .ONL to Have…, .ooo Sales Targets are Batshit…, Sun City Casino Gambles On…, Sun City Casino Gambles On…, Next New gTLD Program Probably…, Multiple Live gTLDs Will Be…, GoDaddy 15%+ .LONDON Domains Registered…, Latest Domain Name Scam Spoofs…, New TLD Rollout to Slow…, CentralNic: Early New TLD Demand…, Comcast Users Report Name Collision…, Donuts Snatches Four New gTLDs…, CentralNic Issues Interim Results for…, ICANN: Looks Like 2nd Round…, Fight Over ICANN’s $400,000 Hollywood Party, A Much Slower Week Ahead…, CentralNic Invests in .tickets TLD…, SeekingAlpha: Even After Its Stock…, Accent Media Limited Win Private…, Verisign Plans TLD Standards Group, Accent Wins .Tickets Auction After…, Verisign Ranked #1 By Z-score…, iOS 8 and iPhone 6…, General Nutrition Loses Bid to…, 90% Visitors Never Heard of…, Registry and Registrar Pricing Problems…, Susan Lawrence Joins Minds + Machines, Purva.com Lost in UDRP After…, .com is Rocking, Amid Ukraine Crisis, Russia Scared…, Which Made More Money –…The latest domain name news, hand-picked for you.


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  • Is Mike Mann a Robot?; Millions Spent on TLD Auctions by Amazon; .COM’s Dominance…

    Is Mike Mann a Robot?; Millions Spent on TLD Auctions by Amazon; .COM’s Dominance…In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
    • Is Mike Mann a cybersquatter, a robot, neither, one or both?
    • Millions are being spent on new TLD auctions, which ones are worth it?
    • CentralNic, the registry operator, invests in another TLD, is it a good buy?
    • Will Amazon.com be the marketing savior for all TLDs by winning .Buy?
    • Igloo.com buys AfterMarket.com from Thought Convergence, or do they?
    • Why .Com might still be a better investment, what does the real data show?
    • What new TLDs are launching this week that the Sherpas like.
    • And much more!

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Domain Name News: September 12 Week in Review

Domain Name News: September 12 Week in Review

Hand-curated, no-B.S., important domain name industry news, including:
• The Real Numbers for This Week’s gTLD Launches
• GoDaddy Now Fully Functional With Afternic
• .Global a Victim of New gTLD Launch Cluster?
• Uniregistry Beats 1-800-flowers.com to .Flowers
• Apple Created The i-era. Is It Abandoning It?
• VeriSign’s Top Line Performance To Be Masked By Growth In ccTLDs
• And much more!

Domain Name News: August 29 Week in Review

Domain Name News: August 29 Week in Review

Hand-curated, no-B.S., important domain name industry news, including:
• Quickly Find The Top Websites Built On New TLDs
• .HIV’s Innovative, Dangerous Business Model
• Domain Name Investor Sentenced to Jail for Tax Fraud
• Apple Goes in Heavy On .DISCOUNT
• $55,000 a Year for a Domain Registration: .ATTORNEY & .LAWYER
• Why Frank Schilling’s New Bus Ad Uses Http://
• And much more!

Domain Name News: August 22 Week in Review

Domain Name News: August 22 Week in Review

Hand-curated, no-B.S., important domain name industry news, including:
• Porsche Loses Porsche.social URS to Planned Fan Site
• Association of National Advertisers: “Hard to Imagine That Most TLDs Will Be Around in 2 Years”
• .Realtor to Give Away Half a Million Domains
• .XYZ Claims Its The Most Used New gTLD Extension
• Registry Launches “Chinese Domain Ambassador Program”
• ICANN Offers Fix for Domain Name Collisions
• And much more!

Domain Name News: August 15 Week in Review

Domain Name News: August 15 Week in Review

Hand-curated, no-B.S., important industry news, including:
• GoDaddy Amends IPO Filing
• Internet Marketer Goes to Prison
• Amazon Launches Square Competitor, Snaps Up Domain
• Tucows Hits 52 Week High
• Flippa Introduces The Domain Catalog
• And much more!

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Domain Name News: August 8 Week in Review

Domain Name News: August 8 Week in Review

The Week of Domaining In Review: August 8, 2014.

The latest domain name news, hand-picked for you.

Xbiz.con Reports Porn.com Has Been…, Rightside Reports: Revenue Up 13%…, Rightside Just Released Its First…, Rightside/Enom Enters Into $30 Million…, DomainIQ.com Takes On DomainTools.com to…, Minds + Machines Adopts Compensation…, Very Troubling: 19 Year Old…, Principal Financial Loses URS On…, .rocks The New gTLD With…, Montreal Looks Like The Next…, 2 Very Odd UDRP Cases…, Porn.com Stolen? UDRP Filed By…, Whatthefuck.wtf & Other Taken .wtf…, Gmail Adds IDN Support, Marchex Sued in Federal Court…, Chinese Police Bust “Domain Brokerage…, Panel Denies QIQ.com UDRP, But…, Demand Media Spins Off Rightside, Visa Rebrands From 1 Letter…, Dublin Picked for ICANN 54, Inside The BTC.com Sale With…, Rightside Names Board of Directors, Two More Years! Chehade Stays…, Gannett Co. (GCI), Owner of…, The 14 Year Old Emoney.com…, A Look at .com Numbers…, Banks, Brokerage and Poker Dominate…, Rightside Begins Trading Today As…, BTC.com Domain Name Sells for…, Rightside Promotes Matt Overman, Hires…, Network Solutions Parent Web.com Down…, Web.com Discusses .xyz and Threat…, .kiwi Premium Domain Sales Top $250,000, Web.com Announces Acquisition of Scoot…, Web.com Misses Revenue Target, Acquires…, Estibot to Launch domainIQ for…, Sedo Sells $17m of Domains…, Sedo Publishes 2014 First Half…, German Domain Name .reisen Tops…, 1st Day Totals for New…The latest domain name news, hand-picked for you.


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  • Welcome to the Google Domains invite-only beta!

    Welcome to the Google Domains invite-only beta!The Google Domains registrar service is in private beta, and only invitation-only users have access.

    Luckily, I was invited today to preview their service. Come along for a pictorial walk-through of the new Google Domains registrar service.

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  • DomainSherpa Discussion: Fail.WTF?; Visa Drops V.me; Google Domains Preview; DomainTools Competitor…

    DomainSherpa Discussion: Fail.WTF?; Visa Drops V.me; Google Domains Preview; DomainTools Competitor…This is the show where we discuss domain name industry news with a panel of veterans and thought leaders.

    In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
    * Did the new TLDs .Fail this week? .Reise, .Limited, .Financial, .WTF, .Rocks, .Actor
    * What we can learn from competing TLDs like .Photos. .Photo, .Pics and .Pictures?
    * Visa checkout drops v.me for a 12 letter .com. .WTF?
    * An insider look at Google’s new registrar service. Is it a GoDaddy killer?
    * Amazon enters the domain space, much like Google did years ago.
    * DomainIQ.com, a new competitor to DomainTools.com, launches in private beta.
    * Porn.com is stolen! How can this happen in today’s day and age?
    * And much more!

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Domain Name News: August 1 Week in Review

Domain Name News: August 1 Week in Review

The Week of Domaining In Review: August 1, 2014.

The latest domain name news, hand-picked for you.

Web.com Announces Acquisition of Scoot…, Web.com Misses Revenue Target, Acquires…, Estibot to Launch domainIQ for…, Sedo Sells $17m of Domains…, Sedo Publishes 2014 First Half…, German Domain Name .reisen Tops…, 1st Day Totals for New…, Owner of UGN.com Forced to…, Stephen Colbert Grabs Sarah Palin…, Interlink Co., Ltd. Wins Community…, More From ICANN Court Filing:…, Terror Victims Try to Seize…, .london’s Unique “SunPriorityRush” Period Ends…, ICANN Tells Court ccTLDs Aren’t…, .xxx Worth More With .sex…, Google Beats Microsoft to .docs, ICM Buys .sex for Up…, Company Wants to Trademark The…, Founder of Diapers.com Buys Jet.com…, .xyz Now Has Over 400,000…, Domain Holdings Nearly Triples Sales…, .toys Launches Wed: O.toys; Educational.toys;…, The Village Voice Covers .nyc:…, Celebrate Broadway Celebrates .broadway Win, Key-Systems to Donate 30 Euro…, Spain Passes The “Google” Tax…, The Other Side of Click…, Vertical Axis Hit With UDRP…, 27 of Top 50 Websites…, As Rightside (Futures) Starts Trading…, A “Slow” Week for New…, Crazy Housing Market Reflected in…, Tech Radar: “The New Domain…, Actress Blake Lively Launches New…, Amazon and Google Deal On…, Exclusive – Interview With The…, Minds + Machines Issues 350k…, Verisign Stock Jumps After Earnings…, .broadway Resolved As 2 of…, Paula Deen Spends $27,900 On…, Is The U.S. Lagging Behind…, Is The U.S. Lagging Behind…, How Donuts Became The World’s…, Verisign Goes Rouge: New gTLD’s:…, Verisign Reports Slowing Growth, …, Verisign Reports: 128.9 Million .com/.net…, Ha Domain Name Auction Grosses…, Google Registering “Musickey” Domain Names…, NYC Picks Panama Registrar for…The latest domain name news, hand-picked for you.


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  • VIDEO: PetPremium.com: From Lead Gen to Issuing Insurance Policies – With Frans van Hulle

    PetPremium.com: From Lead Gen to Issuing Insurance Policies – With Frans van HulleWithin the $140+ billion insurance industry, pet insurance’s share may seem paltry at $500 million. But the riches are often in the niches. That’s what PetPremium.com is banking on.

    Started as a lead-generation website for insurance companies, PetPremium.com quickly morphed into a licensed insurance agency selling policies directly to U.S. consumers and earning more per customer than a mere lead-generation website can.

    In this interview, you will learn how the company launched, made the transition to issuing policies and recovered from mistakes made along the way, as well as useful information about conversion rates, the monetary value of leads in the insurance industry and more.

    Watch The Full Show Now »

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    Domain Name News: July 26 Week in Review

    Domain Name News: July 26 Week in Review

    The Week of Domaining In Review: July 26, 2014.

    The latest domain name news, hand-picked for you.

    Is The U.S. Lagging Behind…, How Donuts Became The World’s…, Verisign Goes Rouge: New gTLD’s:…, Verisign Reports Slowing Growth, …, Verisign Reports: 128.9 Million .com/.net…, Ha Domain Name Auction Grosses…, Google Registering “Musickey” Domain Names…, NYC Picks Panama Registrar for…, Auction of Bitcoins.com Domain Name…, 3rd Reverse Domain Name Hijacking…, CityBankOnline.com Guilty of Reverse Domain…, Neustar Reports Earnings, and Revenue…, NTIA Larry Strickling Speech to…, MapsWithME.com With Over 4 Million…, Dealhunter A/S of Denmark Guilty…, ICANN Looking for Chief Registrant…, ccTLD Anger Over IANA Group…, .moe Ends 1st Day of…, Amazon Settles a New gTLD…, .tokyo is Live & Got…, Namejet Releases New Domain Name…, .moe Launches Today & Predicts…, Domain “Slammer” Finally Gets Suspended…, ICANN Finally Nabs Domain Registry…, .tk Passes 25 Million Domains, That’s All Folks! Final gTLD…, Arena Football’s OrlandoPredators.com Gets Lost…, Minds + Machines Nixes Priority…, .scot New gTLD Registry Doesn’t…, ICANN Publishes “Five Things to…, Electronic Cigarettes International Group Changes…The latest domain name news, hand-picked for you.


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    • VIDEO: PetPremium.com: From Lead Gen to Issuing Insurance Policies – With Frans van Hulle

      PetPremium.com: From Lead Gen to Issuing Insurance Policies – With Frans van HulleWithin the $140+ billion insurance industry, pet insurance’s share may seem paltry at $500 million. But the riches are often in the niches. That’s what PetPremium.com is banking on.

      Started as a lead-generation website for insurance companies, PetPremium.com quickly morphed into a licensed insurance agency selling policies directly to U.S. consumers and earning more per customer than a mere lead-generation website can.

      In this interview, you will learn how the company launched, made the transition to issuing policies and recovered from mistakes made along the way, as well as useful information about conversion rates, the monetary value of leads in the insurance industry and more.

      Watch The Full Show Now »

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    • DomainSherpa Discussion: ComeIn.Tokyo, .TK Passes 25MM, .Moe’s Pending 200MM Regs, Domain Scourge…

      DomainSherpa Discussion: ComeIn.Tokyo, .TK Passes 25MM, .Moe’s Pending 200MM Regs, Domain Scourge…This is the show where we discuss domain name industry news with a panel of veterans and thought leaders.

      In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
      * What new gTLDs did the Sherpas buy in .Tokyo, .Moe, .Consulting, .Kaufen (buy in German), .Media, .Associates, .Lease and .Pictures. EAP for .Reisen (travel in German), .University, .Town, .Toys.?
      * .Moe predicts 200 million registrations; Are they sMOEking something?
      * Next week’s general availability preview: .WTF, .Fail, .Financial, .Limited
      * ICANN is done evaluating all 1,930 new gTLD applications from the 2012 round; What have we learned? When’s the next round of apps?
      * .TK passes 25 million registrations; Is this business model the future of domain name registries?
      * Go Daddy bug gets audience member’s registrations voided. What are they doing about it?
      * The scourge of domain name registrars taken down; Why did it take so long?
      * Reader question: Unsolicited $1,500 offer worth a lot more…should he push it to GoDaddy auction and let the market decide the price?
      * And more!

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    • DomainSherpa Review – Jul 21, 2014: ComputerSchool.com, Yim.com, GreenCleaners.com…

      DomainSherpa Review – Jul 21, 2014: ComputerSchool.com, Yim.com, GreenCleaners.com…Get into the minds of the Sherpas with the DomainSherpa Review!

      * An investor’s portfolio is reviewed and appraised: Flowers.com.co, GraphicJeans.com, Hono.co.uk, LoggingService.com…
      * Domain names going to auction at NameJet are valued: ComputerSchool.com, Yim.com, GreenCleaners.com, GroupShopping.com…
      * Page Howe takes the crown in this week’s “Name That Price” game

      For each domain name portfolio, the Sherpas answer:
      * Which domains are valuable, and in what way?
      * What is the market value (both wholesale and retail) of the best domain names?
      * Which domains are worthless and should be dropped?
      * Which domain names may invite legal issues, such as a UDRP case or cybersquatting lawsuit?
      * Which domains do our Sherpas want to make an offer on?

      We’re joined by three Domain Sherpas: Adam Dicker, Andrew Rosener and Page Howe.

      Watch/Listen/Read »
    Domain Name News: July 18 Week in Review

    Domain Name News: July 18 Week in Review

    The Week of Domaining In Review: July 18, 2014.

    The latest domain name news, hand-picked for you.

    Google Reports Earnings Stock Up…, After 8 Months Berkens Finally…, New gTLD 1st Day Registration…, Dot-brands Get Another Year to…, New Austin Startup, StructuredDomains.com, Helps…, The Biggest Registrant of .bar…, Largest Russian Search Engine Yandex…, DomainIncite Pro Allow You to…, ItsMillerTime.bar; JackDaniels.bar; Skyy.bar: Best…, Minds + Machines Issues 740k…, .moscow Beats .москва 22-to-1 in Sunrise, New TLDs This Week: .bar,…, Nylonmag.com Upgrades to Nylon.com for…, Demand Media Spin-off of Rightside…, .bar & .rest are Live:…, RapGenius.com Upgrades & Rebrand to…, GoDaddy Changing Domain Auction Rules…, Is 3,500 Domains a Slow…, Company Holding Webinar On New…, .co.com Launch Compares Well to…, New gTLD 1st Day Totals:…, Registrar’s .co.com Promo Misses The…, .services Domain Name Up to…, ICM Scraps Free .XXX Porn…, Slow Start for .christmas With…The latest domain name news, hand-picked for you.


    This Week’s Featured DomainSherpa Show


    • VIDEO: PetPremium.com: From Lead Gen to Issuing Insurance Policies – With Frans van Hulle

      PetPremium.com: From Lead Gen to Issuing Insurance Policies – With Frans van HulleWithin the $140+ billion insurance industry, pet insurance’s share may seem paltry at $500 million. But the riches are often in the niches. That’s what PetPremium.com is banking on.

      Started as a lead-generation website for insurance companies, PetPremium.com quickly morphed into a licensed insurance agency selling policies directly to U.S. consumers and earning more per customer than a mere lead-generation website can.

      In this interview, you will learn how the company launched, made the transition to issuing policies and recovered from mistakes made along the way, as well as useful information about conversion rates, the monetary value of leads in the insurance industry and more.

      Watch The Full Show Now »

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    • DomainSherpa Discussion: The Next .Com; RightSide; Reader Questions…

      DomainSherpa Discussion: The Next .Com; RightSide; Reader Questions…This is the show where we discuss domain name industry news with a panel of veterans and thought leaders.

      In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
      * Launched this week…what new gTLDs did you buy, do you like/dislike? .bar, .rest, .gripe, .exchange, .capital, .moda, .engineering
      * Guerilla marketing of.XYZ. What did they do?
      * The biggest registrant of .Bar domains so far is .Bar. Did they give investors/end users a chance to reg first?
      * Reader question: Who’s likely to win .Web? Will .Web be the next .Com?
      * Demand Media set to spinoff Rightside on August 1, but SeekingAlpha thinks it’s going to sink like the Titanic. Will it?
      * Reader question: Can you use a .co.com as a state abbreviation for Colorado?
      * And much more!

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    Domain Name News: July 11 Week in Review

    Domain Name News: July 11 Week in Review

    The Week of Domaining In Review: July 11, 2014.

    The latest domain name news, hand-picked for you.

    .co.com Launch Compares Well to…, New gTLD 1st Day Totals:…, Registrar’s .co.com Promo Misses The…, .services Domain Name Up to…, ICM Scraps Free .XXX Porn…, Slow Start for .christmas With…, Experiment Shows Up-to 60% of…, Investing in New TLDs? Hope…, Updated: Christmas in July? Not…, Bitcoins.com Gives Heritage Auctions The…, .XXX Sells More Premiums and…, .GOP is Willing to Let…, ICANN Selects Marrakesh, Morocco As…, More 2-character Domain Requested for…, Cybersquatting: How to Win (or…, Founder of Mt. Gox to…, .christmas & .blackfriday Just Launched…, .co.com Exits Landrush With Thousands…, Texas License Plates Sound a…, Frank Schilling Beats IBM in…, Pinyin to Beat IDN? .wang…, Almost Half of Registrars “Deficient”…, .gop Registry/Registrar is Live at…, ICANN Updates New gTLD Collision…, Will This Domain Portfolio Owned…, Salesforce.com Sells Do.com Domain Name…, Tmz.com: Lil Wayne Spent $600,000…, Napster.fm Hit With a UDRP…, CentralNic Launches Buydomains.london, Domain &…, After 2 Years .sex, .porn…, UDRP Panel is Not On…, ICANN Puts Porn gTLDs On…, Google Adult Ad Ban Now…, Minds + Machines Files Patent…, GoDaddy Wants to Patent Way…, .xyz Becomes 1st New gTLD…, Shoebuy.com’s UDRP Record Drops to…, 2nd Level .UK Domain Name…, Another Poor 1st Day for…, U.S. Winemakers Rebel Against Their…The latest domain name news, hand-picked for you.


    This Week’s DomainSherpa Interview



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    • DomainSherpa Discussion: $1.2B Payday; .RegistryReserved; Bitcoins.com…

      DomainSherpa Discussion: $1.2B Payday; .RegistryReserved; Bitcoins.com…This is the show where we discuss domain name industry news with a panel of veterans and thought leaders.

      In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
      * Castello Brothers looking for a $1.2B payday: Who isn’t. Are they crazy or are we ignorant?
      * What new gTLDs did the Sherpas buy in the last week: .co.com, .gop, .blackfriday, .christmas, .services, .pub
      * .co.com entered GA with “single digit thousands” of registrations. What do the Sherpas think about the long-term success of the registry as a business?
      * Bitcoins.com is selling in the upcoming HA.com auction. What do the Sherpas think it will sell for? Is the plural awkward?
      * Question from audience: Was Satoshi.com a good buy for $75k on Sedo or is it a long-shot?
      * Question from audience: is building sites on new TLDs risky?
      * And much more!

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    • DomainSherpa Review – Jul 7, 2014: Alicia.com, LithiumIonBatteries.com, Hats.net…

      DomainSherpa Review – Jul 7, 2014: Alicia.com, LithiumIonBatteries.com, Hats.net…Get into the minds of the Sherpas with the DomainSherpa Review!

      * An investor’s portfolio is reviewed and appraised: LithiumIonBatteries.com, GraniteTiles.com, EpoxyResin.com…
      * Domain names going to auction at NameJet are valued: Alicia.com, PartyIdeas.com, Hats.net, FGW.com…
      * Andrew Rosener takes the crown in this week’s “Name That Price” game

      For each domain name portfolio, the Sherpas answer:
      * Which domains are valuable, and in what way?
      * What is the market value (both wholesale and retail) of the best domain names?
      * Which domains are worthless and should be dropped?
      * Which domain names may invite legal issues, such as a UDRP case or cybersquatting lawsuit?
      * Which domains do our Sherpas want to make an offer on?

      We’re joined by three Domain Sherpas: Adam Dicker, Andrew Rosener and Page Howe.

      Read/Watch »
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