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Company Using Hand Registered Domain in 2015 Which Dropped in 2012; Raises $6.5 Million

February 16th, 2017 Comments off

I just got finished reading a post in Venturebeat.com about a company named Reply All, which just raised $6.5 million dollars and whose website is ReplyAll.com The domain name has an original registration date in 2008 but was deleted for non-payment of renewal fees on March 27, 2012 by a former registrant. The domain sat […]

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When hashtags and domain names collide

February 15th, 2017 Comments off

The hashtag #Resist and the use of the word has been trending all over Twitter and the media to protest President Trump’s agenda and really picked up steam since the Grammy awards aired on Sunday. In many cases hashtags lead people to the matching .com site and in the case of Resist.com, all anti-President Trump […]

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NAACP fails to renew Nigger.com, Domain Now On Auction At NameJet

February 12th, 2017 Comments off

There are names and then there are names, some are so controversial and vile that most people would never want any association with them. We wrote back in December about the uproar surrounding the domain name Retarded.com being auctioned at Namescon. Well now what is one of, if not the most offensive word in the […]

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Exclusive: Rick Schwartz Thinks Use of Domains In The Super Bowl Over Hashtags Is A Game Changer For The Domain Industry

February 11th, 2017 Comments off

Legendary Domain investor Rick Schwartz a/k/a the Domain King, wrote to me about the post we published about earlier this week from MarketingLand.com, that Domain Names appeared in substantially more television commercials  that aired during the Super Bowl than Hashtags and Facebook Pages. He thinks it’s a game changer, a reset in the importance of […]

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The RightoftheDot Auction From Namescon Ends Today

February 9th, 2017 Comments off

The extended auction from the Namescon conference being run by RightoftheDot on Namejet ends in starting in just over 2 hours. Of the 350+ domain names in the auction as of publication 300 domain names have a current high bid of $3,500 or less. 200 domain names as of publication have a high bid of […]

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Namejet.com Reports 800,000 in Domain Sales In January 2017

February 9th, 2017 Comments off

Namejet.com reported it domain name sales through its auction platform for January 2017 As usually only sales of $2,000 or more are reported and only those domains that were paid for by January 31, 2017 are included in the report. As we have come to expect 4 out of the top 5 sales and 12 […]

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Domain Names Appear More Than Hashtags in Super Bowl Ads

February 8th, 2017 Comments off

In a story appearing in the DailyMail, Entitled Is the hashtag over? Looking at ads that ran during the Super Bowl on Sunday” Out of 66 ads only 30% of them had a hashtag – while 41% included a URL This year had a 15% decrease in number of hashtags used in commercials Twitter handles […]

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FF.com sold for $1.4 million and the broker is suing for their commission

February 6th, 2017 Comments off

There is a very interesting story about FF.com on Jalopnik.com. The article deals with the broker of FF.com not getting paid their 15% commission. Hat tip to George Kirikos In November, a 10-page complaint was filed against Faraday in San Francisco County Superior Court by a company that essentially acts as a broker for acquiring […]

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PIR Releases 2017 Global NGO Online Technology Report: 92% of NGO’s Have a Website

February 6th, 2017 Comments off

Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org, .ngo and .ong domains and Nonprofit Tech for Good today revealed the results of the “2017 Global NGO Online Technology Report.” The second annual report uncovers how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide use web, email and mobile communications, online fundraising tools, and social media. The report details […]

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Bar.com Group of Domain Names At Auction At Namejet Gets a $2.1 Million Bid

February 4th, 2017 Comments off

The Bar.com group of premium domain names that are in the extended auction from the RightoftheDot.com/Namescon auction on Namejet.com now has a bid in excess of $2 Million dollars. The group of domain names is highlighted by Bar.com. In addition to Bar.com the other domain names included in the lot being auctioned off are Bar.net, […]

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