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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.

    Watch/Listen/Read »
  • 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!

    Watch/Listen/Read »
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.


    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: 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!

      Watch/Listen/Read »
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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 »
    Domain Name News: July 4 Week in Review

    Domain Name News: July 4 Week in Review

    The Week of Domaining In Review: July 4, 2014.

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

    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…, New TLD Luxury.estate Sells for…, Owner of RuralLiving.com, a $7…, GoDaddy Gets a New Ad…, Democrat Congressman Sides With France…, .menu Auction Ends With No…, Domaintools Partners With Malformity Labs…, How English Speakers Can Invest…, .club Domain Tops Last Week’s…, USPTO Grants Two Patents On…, UGN.com Under Same Ownership for…, Techcrunch.com Wins Rights to The…, 50,000 .london Applications are Expected…, WSJ.com Covers New gTLD Domain…, Inside the hidden world of…, Warning: Expired Domains are Easy…, New Tool: How to Invest…, Msc.com Purchased at Sedo Auction…, North Carolina Company Guilty of…, Personal Communication Systems, Inc Gulity…, Ex-verisign VP Dave Stewart Name…, Microsoft Seizes 22 Domains of…, .London Predicts 50,000 Landrush Names, Go Daddy Launches Mobile Payment…, The Price of .bar Was…, Igloo to Market 300k+ Domainsponsor…, Spy On Recently Backordered Domain…, .London Ads Spotted in London…, About Those .io Domain Names…, Bieber Plug Has No Impact…, Unanimous Support for New ICANN…, One Tiny Country Gets Some…, Domainers Choice Award Winners, Verisign Downgraded By Wells Fargo:…, Say Hello to The 1st…, .archi – First New gTLD…, Israeli and U.S. terror victims…, France Slams ICANN After GAC…, GAC Rejects Multistakeholderism, Tells ICANN…, As ICANN Meeting Ends “China…, IPOfinancial: “No Way GoDaddy’s Ipo…, Radix Launches .website, .press and…, Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) Communiqué…, Survey Finds 76% of Australians…The latest domain name news, hand-picked for you.


    This Week’s DomainSherpa Interview



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    • DomainSherpa Discussion: Google Domains; Beliebers Don’t Buy .Tattoo; Fight or Flight UDRPs…

      DomainSherpa Discussion: Google Domains; Beliebers Don’t Buy .Tattoo; Fight or Flight UDRPs…This is the show where we discuss domain name industry news with a panel of veterans and thought leaders.

      In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
      * Google shakes up the registrar industry with their announcement. What can we expect?
      * Justin Bieber plugs a .tattoo domain name to his 300,000+ followers with a surprising result
      * What new gTLDs did the Sherpas register in: .ink, .supplies, .supply, .tools, .industries, .parts, .wang, .fishing, .vodka, .rodeo, .country, .cooking. ,horse, .fish, .vision, .report
      * US and UK lag behind China in new gTLD awareness. What does that mean to investors?
      * NetNames’ put out their Internet 2020 report. Supposedly more new gTLDs be registered per day than .com and .net combined in the next few years? I call BS. What do the Sherpas think?
      * Verisign downgraded by Wells Fargo based on slowing sales. Should you be worried too?
      * Mike Berkens wins two UDRPs recently. I want to know: at what cost does it take to defend? What’s the business thought process of “defend versus walk away”?
      * Question from audience on flipping names
      * And much more!

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    Domain Name News: June 28 Week in Review

    Domain Name News: June 28 Week in Review

    The Week of Domaining In Review: June 28, 2014.

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

    Israeli and U.S. terror victims…, France Slams ICANN After GAC…, GAC Rejects Multistakeholderism, Tells ICANN…, As ICANN Meeting Ends “China…, IPOfinancial: “No Way GoDaddy’s Ipo…, Radix Launches .website, .press and…, Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) Communiqué…, Survey Finds 76% of Australians…, Wix Partners With Google On…, Sci.technology Suspended in URS “Sci”…, Victim’s of Terrorists Holding a…, Endurance Issues a Statement Claiming…, Infoworld: “Privacy Concerns Loom Over…, TheMarijuanaCompanies.com Launches With 7,500 Domains:…, Uniregistry Inks Distribution Deal With…, Matomy Media Group Increases Ownership…, Whose Afraid of Google Domains?…, Matomy Media Group Acquires Team…, A Million Domains Taken Down…, Web.com and Endurance Shares Pummeled…, Over 800,000 Domain Names Suspended…, Pictures From The Biggest Domain…, Google’s CIO to Discuss New…, Four Reasons Google Domains Isn’t…, Why Google is Becoming a…, Google Gets Into Domain Sales, Stolen Three Letter .com, IDA.com…, MM.com Domain Name Sells for…, Shakeup Coming As Google Becomes…, In a Very Long Opinion…, The United States Federal Government…, Rightside to Switch to EAP…, No Mention of .london at…, .global Online Auction Signup is…, Centr Reports Total Worldwide Domain…, Cleveland Clinic’s .med Domain Name…, Netnames: .new gTLD’s Will Overtake…, Only 20% of Vietnames Businesses…, ICANN Overturns New gTLD Objection…, Euro Govs Livid As ICANN…, Fallout From CentralNic’s Acquisition of…, .trust Makes .rich Look Cheap, Michael Berkens Wins UDRP Case…, Vistaprint May Have Just Delayed…, Almost 4,000 .berlin Domains Deleted, Frank Schiilling’s Name Adminstration Hit…, UDRPsearch Owner Sues After Being…, Canadian Court Rules Google Must…The latest domain name news, hand-picked for you.


    This Week’s DomainSherpa Interview



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    • DomainSherpa Review – Jun 23, 2014: ExecutiveGifts.com, Revisit.com, Partes.com…

      DomainSherpa Review – Jun 23, 2014: ExecutiveGifts.com, Revisit.com, Partes.com…Get into the minds of the Sherpas with the DomainSherpa Review!

      * An investor’s portfolio is reviewed and appraised
      * 20 domain names going to auction at NameJet are valued
      * Adam Dicker 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 »
    Domain Name News: June 20 Week in Review

    Domain Name News: June 20 Week in Review

    The Week of Domaining In Review: June 20, 2014.

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

    Verisign Backed Study Shows 80%…, Amazon Fires Up Defensive Domain…, Several Generic Domains Hit With…, 1st Day of New gTLD…, ICANN Smacks New gTLDs for…, DotBerlin Pulls Plug On Free…, .berlin Cancels Free Domain Name…, Radix Announces Timeline for .press…, Domain Name Association Asks Apple…, Yes, P&G Lied to Try…, No More GoDaddy/Afternic Sales Reports…, Breaking: Facebook Acquires & Launches…, .global Event at ICANN Set…, Sedo is #1 Registrant of…, Frank Schilling’s North Sound Names…, Rightside Releases Premium Domains at…, Logicboxes Waives Off Upfront Fees…, Over 2,200 Registered for 50th…, .bid/.trade Domain Name Auction Closes…, Shares of Minds + Machines…, UDRP’s Filed On Verb.com, QIQ.com…, Funny: UDRP Panel Rejects Developer…, .xyz 1-ups .berlin in Free…, Minds + Machines Pays Dearly…, CentralNic Pays Up to $7.5M…, CentralNic to Acquire Internet.bs in…, CentralNic Buys Domain Name Registrar…, NameJet & RightoftheDot Team Up…, Lend.me Launches As a Prosper…, 14 Year Old eMoney.com Hit…, New gTLD .website “The First…, HP Employees Threatened Competitor Splunk?, Mrs. Jello Loses UDRP On…, .CEO Marketing Goes From Silly…, Will .berlin Be #1 This…, This is Why There Needs…, Francois Launches Lend.me Putting Borrowers…, Donuts Wins .immo gTLD, Donuts Spends $50 Million On…, The Removed ICA Post On…, The .uno Registry Rolls Out…, Amazon Snubs ICANN Auction to…, Wow: .hotel Contention Set Resolved…, Patient.co.UK UDRP Bid to Grab…, 1st Day New gTLD; .events…, UDRP Panel Finds Reverse Domain…, Uniform Rapid Suspension Comes to…The latest domain name news, hand-picked for you.


    This Week’s DomainSherpa Interview



    Additional Resources


    • DomainSherpa Discussion: Lend.me, CentralNic Buys Internet.bs, .Berlin Giveaway…

      DomainSherpa Discussion: Lend.me, CentralNic Buys Internet.bs, .Berlin Giveaway…This is the show where we discuss domain name industry news with a panel of veterans and thought leaders.

      In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
      * Francois Carrillo launches Lend.me. Does the marketplace need financing? Who are Lend.me’s competitors?
      * CentralNic buys Internet.bs for up to $7.5 million. Smart move to diversify or moving away from their core competency?
      * .Berlin gives away 67,000+ registrations in one day. Is this the new business model norm for TLDs?
      * NameJet & Right of the Dot team-up for .Global auction at ICANN next week.
      * Question from the audience: Singular and plural trademarks, when is it ok and when are you going to get in trouble? (Note: this is not advice, consult an attorney)
      * Google Adwords and adult traffic
      * What domains did the Sherpas buy in .community, .cleaning, .catering and .cards
      * And much more!

      Watch/Listen »
    • DomainSherpa Review – Jun 16 , 2014: Apples.com, RaceBookWagering.com, MusicStudio.com, Tasers.com…

      DomainSherpa Review – Jun 16 , 2014: Apples.com, RaceBookWagering.com, MusicStudio.com, Tasers.com…Get into the minds of the Sherpas with the DomainSherpa Review!

      * An investor’s gambling portfolio is reviewed and appraised
      * 20 domain names going to auction at NameJet are valued
      * Adam Dicker 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.

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    Domain Name News: June 14 Week in Review

    Domain Name News: June 14 Week in Review

    The Week of Domaining In Review: June 14, 2014.

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

    Amazon Snubs ICANN Auction to…, Wow: .hotel Contention Set Resolved…, Patient.co.UK UDRP Bid to Grab…, 1st Day New gTLD; .events…, UDRP Panel Finds Reverse Domain…, Uniform Rapid Suspension Comes to…, .UK Gets Over 50,000 Registrations…, Sorry, Moniker. It’s Over., Will WHOIS Be Assassinated?, Namestat Drops All Free .xyz…, .co.com Drops Pricing On “Premium”…, GoDaddy Gets Patent for “Domain…, Linton’s Fashion Metric Selected…, Cisco Predicts There Will Be…, One Domain Investor Responsible for…, Famous Four Off to Slow…, Watch: .ninjas Invade X Games, Minds + Machines Profits By…, Donuts Wins .gifts, .sarl and…, .UK Launches With Stephen Fry…, Owner of X.UK Expects The…, 8 Things We Learned From…, GoDaddy Files to Go Public…, Demand Media Spinoff Rightside to…, New York Times Reports On…, Breaking: Go Daddy Files for…, Famous Four Makes $175,000 From…, How Netsol Opts You in…, Malaysian Company Guilty of Reverse…The latest domain name news, hand-picked for you.


    This Week’s DomainSherpa Interview



    Additional Resources


    • DomainSherpa Discussion: .XYZ Haters Gonna Hate; Real Stats; Famous Four Fail?…

      DomainSherpa Discussion: .XYZ Haters Gonna Hate; Real Stats; Famous Four Fail?…This is the show where we discuss domain name industry news with a panel of veterans and thought leaders.

      In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
      * What About Network Solutions in All This .XYZ Hate?
      * Namestat.org’s Beautiful Interface and Filtered “Real” gTLD Results
      * .Co.Com – What Percentage of a .Com is .Co.Com Worth?
      * NetworkSolutions.com’s Marketing Fail: No, You Can’t Register The Domains We’re Promoting
      * GoDaddy.com’s $100 Million IPO Filing – Who Wants In?
      * Famous Four Media Launches First gTLDs to With Few Sales
      * Google Adwords Stops Supporting Porn and Adult Material – Go Find Your Traffic Elsewhere
      * And much more!

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