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Pre-Show and Opening Day Photos & Highlights from DOMAINfest Global in Santa Monica

January 31st, 2012 Comments off
The 2012 DOMAINFest Global Conference is underway. While the show officially opened this morning, there was a lot of pre-show activity last night including a big soiree hosted by Frank Schilling. We have photos and highlights from that as well as today's opening sessions in Santa Monica.
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Pre-Show and Opening Day Photos & Highlights from DOMAINfest Global in Santa Monica

January 31st, 2012 Comments off
The 2012 DOMAINFest Global Conference is underway. While the show officially opened this morning, there was a lot of pre-show activity last night including a big soiree hosted by Frank Schilling. We have photos and highlights from that as well as today's opening sessions in Santa Monica.
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Afternic.com Sells $1.13 Million In Domains

January 31st, 2012 Comments off

Afternic.com reported $1,131,352 in domain sales for the week ending January 29th.

The publicly reportable sales included in the total above came to $692,343 led by moneyandme.com at $20,000 followed by performancegraphics.com at $12,500.

Below is the entire list of publicly reportable sales:

.com Sales
moneyandme.com $20,000
performancegraphics.com $12,500
CoinMint.com $11,000
klicken.com $8,500
phoneplus.com $8,000
dynatech.com $8,000
dancenation.com $7,500
RemoteTest.com $7,000
LifeAgain.com $7,000
activeo.com $6,800
bicyclebluebook.com $6,500
danamanpower.com $5,692
designearth.com $5,188
financialastrology.com $5,150
americanfarmer.com $5,000
legalscope.com $5,000
helvex.com $5,000
cbmm.com $4,000
rhana.com $4,000
parknpay.com $4,000
swedishfood.com $3,905
newdecor.com $3,900
bstar.com $3,800
toflex.com $3,788
alhindi.com $3,788
signs4less.com $3,750
rentco.com $3,725
masterrecipes.com $3,688
changepartner.com $3,588
ibillboard.com $3,500
Hedge360.com $3,500
optimacapital.com $3,500
OKRETAIL.com $3,500
weddingcelebration.com $3,488
coldspray.com $3,477
culturelist.com $3,388
inthehive.com $3,350
AssistedLivingNetwork.com $3,300
pinstitute.com $3,288
peoplesmedical.com $3,240
frozenyogurtfranchises.com $3,177
uptownart.com $3,088
surreycondos.com $3,079
eldercarenetwork.com $3,000
dramagame.com $3,000
allaboutherbs.com $3,000
measureyourlife.com $3,000
stardeal.com $3,000
qdem.com $3,000
edmontonproperty.com $3,000
themusicsite.com $3,000
AIRPORTDEALS.com $3,000
wholejourney.com $2,964
okstyle.com $2,900
nuestroabogado.com $2,888
digitalnegatives.com $2,888
dinw.com $2,800
jiangling.com $2,800
stonewallkitchens.com $2,800
catholicsunited.com $2,788
jcsconsulting.com $2,788
cherrynoir.com $2,788
hotelroomrates.com $2,688
fulldemo.com $2,688
tlcfund.com $2,688
thefashionroom.com $2,625
planetchange.com $2,625
bundoo.com $2,612
coffeeanddonuts.com $2,600
futureed.com $2,588
spineconsult.com $2,588
repairreputation.com $2,500
homecolours.com $2,500
nameshops.com $2,500
gwmg.com $2,500
DIPLOMACOVERS.com $2,500
cookbookcafe.com $2,500
begone.com $2,495
orthopaedicinstitute.com $2,488
mybestholidays.com $2,488
euresource.com $2,419
smallfriends.com $2,388
directdecor.com $2,388
saveourjobs.com $2,388
truesalvation.com $2,350
FreshProject.com $2,350
BetterYourBusiness.com $2,300
faithadventures.com $2,288
patentreview.com $2,250
mobileessentials.com $2,250
sportsrecovery.com $2,241
electricaldistributor.com $2,200
imagefoundry.com $2,149
citizenmag.com $2,100
distinctivehomebuilders.com $2,100
skutr.com $2,088
surveybuilders.com $2,088
findandsave.com $2,088
pelletheaters.com $2,077
gardenvineyard.com $2,044
jobbidding.com $2,044
gardenposters.com $2,021
grosirbaju.com $2,012
amazingair.com $2,000
interfone.com $2,000
xexpo.com $2,000
hutte.com $2,000
ceyda.com $2,000
newsuccess.com $2,000
marketingguides.com $2,000
goldtogreen.com $2,000
dsnuts.com $2,000
electropower.com $2,000
colist.com $2,000
booksquad.com $2,000
localjoe.com $2,000
QedO.com $2,000
embracon.com $2,000
Rentree.com $1,995
aspassociates.com $1,988
scorestream.com $1,988
surveybuilderpro.com $1,988
siteability.com $1,977
AIRMEAL.com $1,975
luxury-apartments.com $1,950
Huntgate.com $1,895
millenniumlab.com $1,888
chandlercenter.com $1,888
cottonpickers.com $1,888
changeofscenery.com $1,879
jrlogistics.com $1,814
lifeisadream.com $1,800
threerules.com $1,800
truckexport.com $1,800
simplygold.com $1,800
SkyMeal.com $1,795
carevisions.com $1,788
wyomingroofing.com $1,788
earthdefenders.com $1,788
allergyservices.com $1,788
anadolugaz.com $1,788
laserblaster.com $1,788
speedwings.com $1,783
salaryhelp.com $1,750
implantsystems.com $1,700
PlanetaryLeaders.com $1,695
everydayshirts.com $1,688
pointclicktrade.com $1,688
decisivebusiness.com $1,688
usframe.com $1,688
pinkcafe.com $1,688
executiverecovery.com $1,688
preventandcure.com $1,688
pennystockwizard.com $1,680
sagesolutions.com $1,625
horizontalwells.com $1,605
pushtechnologies.com $1,600
MYBUTLER.com $1,600
directdefense.com $1,595
milnebay.com $1,550
oktel.com $1,545
nhsjob.com $1,525
keepclimbing.com $1,521
executivebenefit.com $1,510
cosmeticbrushes.com $1,500
textilesonline.com $1,500
reinventyourlife.com $1,500
seedinvest.com $1,500
lovefair.com $1,500
rootsinternational.com $1,500
onlineestateplanning.com $1,500
emergentbusiness.com $1,500
tlclive.com $1,500
coverface.com $1,500
liveschedule.com $1,500
envisiongreen.com $1,500
exclusivetechnology.com $1,500
naturalextensions.com $1,500
executivehomecare.com $1,500
shopsmallsaturday.com $1,500
equihealth.com $1,500
quickfocus.com $1,500
couponcafe.com $1,500
feastfortheeyes.com $1,500
HandyMe.com $1,495
ZapStart.com $1,495
scotchrocks.com $1,495
DedicatedVirtual.com $1,495
tagtail.com $1,488
globalpractices.com $1,488
crealo.com $1,460
proconn.com $1,450
photoprod.com $1,430
selflearning.com $1,400
conferencepartners.com $1,400
guntime.com $1,400
visa2usa.com $1,400
MethyLome.com $1,395
jocknet.com $1,388
apexintl.com $1,388
prothreads.com $1,350
eclecticarts.com $1,350
biletik.com $1,300
socialscenes.com $1,300
uindex.com $1,300
allstarphotography.com $1,300
roundofapplause.com $1,300
GoBeyondBorders.com $1,300
SANSSLS.com $1,300
FarmHawaii.com $1,295
MakeMyBody.com $1,295
hearinginnovations.com $1,290
theperfectretreat.com $1,288
islandofthegods.com $1,288
seanpatrick.com $1,250
waouw.com $1,250
gemarts.com $1,250
MigoCorp.com $1,245
hawaiiansecret.com $1,200
momsrights.com $1,200
marvelousmarketing.com $1,200
businessfounder.com $1,200
snorestoppers.com $1,200
247website.com $1,200
fedtraining.com $1,200
divadollz.com $1,200
UnlimitedInvestments.com $1,195
RugGit.com $1,195
bedfordsquare.com $1,110
eletricista.com $1,100
OnlineReputationServices.com $1,100
yourpreciousmoments.com $1,088
ethicsmatters.com $1,088
clickforcare.com $1,088
quick-quotes.com $1,088
floridalegaladvice.com $1,050
tomhorton.com $1,000
itdefender.com $1,000
bestministorage.com $1,000
shorelife.com $1,000
futureproductions.com $1,000
anationprays.com $1,000
destinationguadeloupe.com $1,000
pioneerentertainment.com $1,000
teenproject.com $1,000
shareyourwish.com $1,000
friendsarefree.com $1,000
cattlehealth.com $1,000
cnsllc.com $1,000
cuttingdeck.com $1,000
ection.com $1,000
directfishing.com $1,000
exclusivetech.com $1,000
hotelcode.com $1,000
freedomregistry.com $1,000
Chromaflo.com $1,000
MobileMusicBLOG.com $1,000
switchads.com $1,000
aerock.com $1,000
Non-.com Sales
freeagency.net $7,500
moments.org $6,000
lod.net $6,000
xor.net $5,977
qrs.info $4,460
gbsi.org $3,488
windriver.org $2,788
aureus.net $2,700
homem.net $2,509
gosolar.net $2,500
retirementcalculator.net $2,500
vitaly.net $2,088
savemarriage.org $2,000
learningspace.net $1,888
climateinfo.org $1,800
giftwrap.net $1,700
greenseal.net $1,688
fireworx.net $1,519
texashealth.net $1,500
microclean.net $1,500
fuelup.org $1,500
safeharbour.org $1,500
edutainment.net $1,500
sharedspace.net $1,500
dogboarding.net $1,488
theman.org $1,488
icab.net $1,316
postalcode.org $1,288
webfriend.org $1,288
lo.biz $1,277
swappy.net $1,177
visionexpress.net $1,100
ajel.net $1,025
asiatica.net $1,000
peixoto.net $1,000
buyorsell.net $1,000
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Sedo.com Sells $1.68 Million In Domains Led By Sofi.com At 45K

January 31st, 2012 Comments off

Sedo.com just released its weekly sales list.

In all Sedo.com sold 939 domain names totaling over $1.68 million with 34% of them being “buy it now” sales.

Sofi.com led all sales at $45K followed by Naturkraft.de selling for around $30K

Here are the reportable sales:

Domain name Price Currency
.COMs
sofi.com 45,000 USD
smore.com 21,000 EUR
zft.com 16,000 USD
prophotohome.com 16,000 USD
christian360.com 15,000 USD
bidstar.com 10,000 EUR
energywire.com 9,999 USD
xpeople.com 8,000 EUR
thenight.com 8,000 USD
akkus.com 8,000 USD
aussiefarmers.com 7,900 USD
kaahee.com 7,500 EUR
friendlystays.com 7,000 USD
my-apps.com 6,200 USD
onlinecasinoaustralia.com 6,000 USD
ccare.com 5,900 USD
carinsurance1.com 5,800 USD
newx.com 5,700 USD
gyv.com 5,000 USD
dsox.com 5,000 USD
emolument.com 5,000 GBP
satphoneshop.com 5,000 USD
publicitaire.com 5,000 USD
optilight.com 4,500 USD
spotware.com 4,200 USD
marrocos.com 4,000 EUR
flexolaser.com 4,000 USD
healthconnected.com 4,000 USD
casinoblack.com 3,600 USD
kullager.com 3,000 USD
ywmg.com 3,000 USD
urbee.com 3,000 USD
actionex.com 3,000 USD
differentroads.com 3,000 USD
hvacguide.com 2,800 USD
commercio.com 2,600 EUR
spam-filter.com 2,600 GBP
saharawireless.com 2,588 USD
radfan.com 2,500 USD
selectum.com 2,500 EUR
fashion-list.com 2,500 USD
planspot.com 2,500 EUR
starma.com 2,500 USD
forensicsciencedegree.com 2,500 USD
blueprintcloud.com 2,200 USD
proplm.com 2,000 USD
push-app.com 2,000 EUR
swissvpn.com 2,000 EUR
hussard.com 2,000 USD
freesmsmate.com 2,000 USD
allplaynowork.com 1,999 USD
katte.com 1,999 USD
businessspeakers.com 1,999 USD
modeltop.com 1,995 USD
cloudpoints.com 1,900 USD
motion-capture.com 1,899 USD
mopin.com 1,850 USD
patchouliworld.com 1,800 USD
nglife.com 1,770 USD
camerajungle.com 1,750 EUR
parkingfox.com 1,695 USD
9226.com 1,680 USD
geoworx.com 1,675 USD
hillpoint.com 1,600 USD
picsy.com 1,600 USD
designdrop.com 1,595 USD
dymsco.com 1,500 EUR
shippingwatch.com 1,500 USD
arcion.com 1,500 USD
rdccorp.com 1,500 USD
englishtenses.com 1,500 USD
amsio.com 1,500 USD
recargagratis.com 1,500 USD
coloreardibujos.com 1,500 USD
cash4autos.com 1,500 USD
quadia.com 1,500 USD
couponlabs.com 1,495 USD
anwa.com 1,460 EUR
rockinglife.com 1,395 USD
government-jobs.com 1,350 USD
proxyip.com 1,350 USD
grandchampion.com 1,337 USD
mm33.com 1,300 USD
sportfahrwerk.com 1,300 USD
spielwarenshop.com 1,300 USD
idancer.com 1,300 EUR
yummyart.com 1,295 USD
uteach.com 1,250 USD
make-it-in-germany.com 1,250 EUR
makeitingermany.com 1,250 EUR
furina.com 1,250 USD
fcar.com 1,202 EUR
airsoftjoe.com 1,200 USD
erqi.com 1,200 USD
ilje.com 1,200 EUR
lightstreamonline.com 1,200 USD
hddvdduplication.com 1,200 EUR
linkagedesign.com 1,195 USD
hotcup.com 1,195 USD
vnuz.com 1,110 EUR
seniorenprodukte.com 1,100 EUR
zeopc.com 1,100 USD
inlinea.com 1,100 EUR
sitzplatz.com 1,042 EUR
homesecuritysystemsdiy.com 1,034 USD
aufzugstechnik.com 1,020 EUR
heaterandairconditioner.com 1,000 USD
91mai.com 1,000 USD
classicvinyl.com 1,000 USD
vergleichkredit.com 1,000 EUR
mittelalterkleid.com 1,000 EUR
pikit.com 1,000 USD
medigram.com 1,000 USD
disiplin.com 1,000 USD
hiju.com 1,000 USD
mofen.com 1,000 USD
usa007.com 1,000 USD
bestvoipdeals.com 999 USD
jihun.com 990 EUR
errorrepair.com 980 USD
floridahealthinsuranceplans.com 950 USD
cheapcellphoneplans.com 900 USD
hocke.com 900 EUR
taptocall.com 900 EUR
solobusiness.com 900 USD
sundvall.com 900 USD
dancescore.com 860 USD
picwall.com 850 USD
idealbridal.com 850 USD
creatif.com 800 USD
ecapitalists.com 790 USD
trillant.com 777 USD
barcamp.com 775 USD
mende.com 750 EUR
bonsaiclub.com 750 EUR
nannywebsites.com 750 USD
hackon.com 700 EUR
webhostingwiki.com 700 USD
pennydeal.com 700 USD
ccTLDs
naturkraft.de 23,800 EUR
vakantiefoto.nl 12,500 EUR
zoorama.co.uk 10,000 EUR
sarees.in 9,500 USD
tiramizoo.de 8,500 EUR
isg.co.uk 6,000 GBP
darmflora.de 5,950 EUR
creartis.ch 5,238 EUR
heart.me 5,050 USD
heres.cn 5,000 USD
tapeten.at 4,950 EUR
putztuch.de 4,165 EUR
hypotheekrenteaftrek.nl 4,000 EUR
ihf.de 4,000 EUR
kp.cc 4,000 USD
yourhandy.de 3,570 EUR
pear.ca 3,500 USD
taebo.nl 2,875 EUR
romance.fr 2,650 EUR
arise.co 2,500 USD
chroma.tv 2,450 EUR
teleassistance.fr 2,392 EUR
trouver.fr 2,363 EUR
motorbikeclaims.co.uk 2,250 GBP
avenos.fr 2,200 EUR
mimi.eu 2,084 EUR
steeltech.co 2,000 USD
bustickets.in 2,000 USD
cloos.co.in 2,000 EUR
cloos.in 2,000 EUR
wassermaxx.se 2,000 EUR
cityspreads.co.uk 2,000 GBP
am.tv 1,999 USD
voyager.ch 1,980 EUR
cpma-ulg.be 1,900 EUR
lake.ch 1,850 EUR
startmobile.de 1,850 EUR
constructor.es 1,800 EUR
blu.fr 1,750 EUR
webdesignhamburg.de 1,700 EUR
korrosionsschutz.eu 1,670 EUR
maenneraerzte.de 1,600 EUR
oldtimerwerkstatt.de 1,547 EUR
wingamm.de 1,500 EUR
moneymakers.nl 1,500 EUR
brownies.no 1,500 USD
skivacations.co 1,500 USD
jojo.tv 1,500 USD
scandinavianexpress.eu 1,500 EUR
cars.lv 1,500 EUR
mibi.de 1,500 EUR
verlof.nl 1,450 EUR
betriebsrat.eu 1,431 EUR
gen.us 1,300 USD
ehost.in 1,250 USD
gummi-fussmatten.de 1,200 EUR
learnspanish.org.uk 1,200 GBP
idee.at 1,125 EUR
amsterdam.us 1,100 EUR
remote.me 1,100 GBP
diversesystem.pl 1,000 EUR
papa.co 1,000 USD
labal.de 1,000 EUR
imente.es 1,000 EUR
bikinishop.co.uk 1,000 GBP
gartenfans.de 1,000 EUR
belden.eu 1,000 USD
wettzentrale.de 1,000 EUR
elcorral.us 1,000 USD
badezimmer.eu 999 EUR
onlinecasino-deutschland.de 998 EUR
luxus-immobilien.tv 990 EUR
imprimerie-en-ligne.fr 990 EUR
motels.nl 960 EUR
studenten-krankenversicherung.de 899 EUR
aisa.cz 950 EUR
gear.co 950 USD
reale.ch 950 EUR
glam.me 900 USD
versicherungsrechner.at 900 EUR
lehrerjobs.de 867 EUR
glamorama.it 850 EUR
rotband.de 850 EUR
mgh.co.nz 800 USD
nlg.co.uk 800 GBP
astarte.de 799 EUR
home24.tv 780 EUR
flyuia.ch 750 EUR
traumpartnersuche.de 750 EUR
ipieces.nl 750 EUR
valet-parking.co.uk 750 GBP
activepower.ch 750 EUR
unternehmensmanager.de 750 EUR
perfumeclub.es 700 EUR
Other
mytv.net 4,750 USD
discounter.org 4,000 USD
gomobi.net 3,300 EUR
mulher.net 3,000 USD
gallery.info 2,675 USD
cosmetici.net 2,500 EUR
wyoming.biz 2,300 EUR
scavengerhunt.org 2,300 USD
lotofacil.net 1,900 USD
wettenonline.net 1,500 EUR
kolkata.info 1,500 EUR
avido.net 1,500 EUR
secured.net 1,500 USD
nhsjobs.org 1,400 GBP
getactive.org 1,350 EUR
vconvert.net 1,299 USD
ill.net 1,210 EUR
volcanoes.net 1,200 USD
oled.info 1,150 USD
qatest-fa-9.info 1,001 USD
doginsurance.info 1,000 EUR
kassis.net 1,000 USD
postres.net 999 EUR
letter.info 999 EUR
medicalassistantdegree.org 980 USD
gardenlandscaping.org 800 USD
canlitv.org 760 USD
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Lana Del Rey Album Born To Die Hits Number 1 On iTunes In US & 10 Other Countries

January 31st, 2012 Comments off

Big shout out and congrats to Lana Del Rey, Rob Grant,  and the entire Grant family as “Born To Die”, Lana Del Rey album was released today and is currently number 1 and 2 on the iTunes US album chart.

The Deluxe version with bonus material is number 1 on iTunes and the regular album is #2.

According to Lana’s Facebook page the album is  “#1 in 11 countries”.

Lana has over 500,000 fans on Facebook and 158,000 followers on Twitter.com

Lana is scheduled to be on The Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday February 2nd (CBS).

Lana’s music video, Video Games, has been viewed online over 20 Million times.

Lana was also just nominated in the UK for the NME Award, for Best Track – Video Games and Best New Band…

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GAYS.DE buys GAY.DE & Gay.At For $218,000

January 31st, 2012 Comments off

GAYS.DE has just bought two domain names Gay.de and Gay.at for “a staggering €165,000 (approx. $218,000)”

According to a press release, “Prior to purchase GAYS.DE was already one of the largest dating communities in the market with around 250,000 members.”

“In the next step we want to transmit the community’s editorial content into mobile internet so we can meet our members’ increasing needs for location-based information and contacts,” explains Griese, adding with a smile, “for that to happen, we’re also looking for experienced web developers to reinforce our gay team!”

The Seller is Special Entertainment GmbH, headquartered in Munich.

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Tweetwood – The Land of Twitter Celebrities Opens up for UK and Canada

January 31st, 2012 Comments off

Tweetwood, the biggest celebrity portal of Twitter celebrities and Celebrity tweets opened up for United Kingdom and Canada. Celebrity fans of the two countries can now follow twitter celebrities on Tweetwood UK and Tweetwood Canada sub-portals.

(PRWeb January 31, 2012)

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ICANN’s Beckstrom Update On New gTLD Program

January 31st, 2012 Comments off

I just listened in to a call with the CEO of ICANN Rod Beckstrom, on an update on the new gTLD program  he gave to some bloggers.

“For us, No news is good news, things are running smoothly we have not encountered any major technical or service issues.”

Beyond that Mr. Beckstrom was unwilling to give any updated numbers in terms of the number of applications submitted or the number of companies that had paid the $5,000 for the spot to file and application.

ICANN has previously stated that 25 companies had paid the $5K fee.

Today Mr. Beckstrom wouldn’t disclose how many application fees of $180K (less the $5K fee for the spot online to file) have been received.

Another uncertainty in the process is the selection of the company(s) that will handle the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) and whether any company will be willing to undertake hearing those for the published goal of $300-$500 per, as we sit today, its not clear that anyone is beating down ICANN door to take this project on.

Beckstrom did indicate that they have received interest from qualified company(s) to operate the Trademark Clearing House and it sounds like ICANN is closer than to making a selection.  Also from the call its clear that there will not be a public comment period on ICANN’s selection of the provider to run the Trademark Clearing House.

Finally as far as publishing the list of applications received, although shooting for two weeks after the closing of the application period Mr. Beckstrom would not commit to the list being published on May 1, 2012.

 

 

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Tweetwood – The Land of Twitter Celebrities Opens up for UK and Canada

January 31st, 2012 Comments off

Tweetwood, the biggest celebrity portal of Twitter celebrities and Celebrity tweets opened up for United Kingdom and Canada. Celebrity fans of the two countries can now follow twitter celebrities on Tweetwood UK and Tweetwood Canada sub-portals.

(PRWeb January 31, 2012)

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Cheap Domain Registration Gets Still Cheaper

January 31st, 2012 Comments off

Website Hosting Service DynoNames.com Announces Monthly Coupon Incentives for New Customers.

(PRWeb January 31, 2012)

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