Most expensive keywords in AdWords for 2017

August 18th, 2017 Comments off

A couple months back WordStream released their most expensive keywords in AdWords for 2017. The first thing I noticed was prices were down, I have written many posts on these expensive keywords. We usually see things that are $200 – $300 a click. Now to be fair that wasn’t data gathered by WordStream. The 2016 […]

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Radix Steps Up Promotion of Their New gTLDs with Web Design Contest Offering $30,000 in Prize Money

August 17th, 2017 Comments off
New gTLD registry operator Radix continues to come up with new ways to promote their 9 domain extensions. The latest is a $30,00 web design contest.
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Interesting discussion on domain names

August 17th, 2017 Comments off

It’s always interesting to me to see domain names get discussed by non domainers. Most of the times there is only 1 or 2 comments on a website outside the industry. There was an interesting Reddit thread that has quite a lively discussion. There were more pro domaining comments than I expected, vs the usual […]

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Crypto Domain Tops This Week’s Sales Chart – ccTLDs Claim 7 Spots on the Leader Board

August 16th, 2017 Comments off
Cryptocurrencies are all the rage these days and their popularity has created a run on domain names related to them. One of those leads this week's sale chart.
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Milestone reached – 10,000 posts

August 15th, 2017 Comments off

A couple milestones reached today, I turned 50 and TheDomains.com has reached 10,000 published posts. TheDomains.com first post was published on December 4, 2007. Since then Mike Berkens set out to discuss all things domaining, from advising people to help protect their domains by joining the ICA, to giving his take on the new gtld […]

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Sedo weekly sales led by EnergyOutlet.com

August 15th, 2017 Comments off

Sedo reported their weekly sales and EnergyOutlet.com just edged out Human.Ai for the top spot. EnergyOutlet.com sold for $47,000 while Human.AI sold for $45,000. Labs related names have been popular over the last few years and SkunkLabs.com hit it out of the park at $19,888. Mike Mann was the seller of the name. Air.one sold […]

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GGRG Releases 2Q-2017 Liquid Domain Market Report with 3-Character .Coms Now Added to Mix

August 15th, 2017 Comments off
Domain brokerage and consultancy GGRG.com has released their latest free report on short .com sales and development with a new category added to the mix.
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Not everyone agrees with GoDaddy’s decision and Google has a lot of work ahead

August 15th, 2017 Comments off

One of the more prominent domain stories to be discussed in the mainstream has been the game of hot potato being played with The Daily Stormer domain and website. GoDaddy hosted the site and finally made the decision to tell the registrant to transfer their domain out. The Verge reported: Just hours after being dropped […]

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The Monday Media Wrap Up: Pseudo-Ransomware, HBO Hack, and IRS Phishing Scam

August 14th, 2017 Comments off
Articles from August 5-11 Russia’s ‘Fancy Bear’ Hackers Used Leaked NSA Tool to Target Hotel Guests WIRED | Andy Greenberg | August 11, 2017 Appropriately paranoid travelers have always been...

DomainTools Employee Spotlight – Damon O’Brien

August 11th, 2017 Comments off
Welcome to the latest edition of DomainTools’ Employee Spotlight! Last quarter I interviewed the one and only Michael Klatt, aka the hack days champion. This quarter I’ll be highlighting a...