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  1. domainking131

    .Com Domain Names: A Smarter Investment for Funded Startups

    WIRED reports the venture capital (VC) community is well aware of the value of a great domain name. In an August 2015 essay, Paul Graham, venture capitalist and co-founder of the Y Combinator seed capital firm said, “The problem with not having the .com of your name is that it signals weakness.”...
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    Frank Schilling’s North Sound Names Starts Deleting Its 230,000 Uniregistry Domains

    On Thursday Frank Schilling North Sound Names started to delete the registrations for the approximately 230,000 domain names it registered in Uniregistry new gTLD extensions. Yesterday over 100,000 domain names owned by North Sound Names in Uniregistry strings were deleted. About a month ago...
  3. domainking131

    Hoffman Media Acquires Domain Name

    This morning I noticed several Cooking domain names on the move at corporate domain name provider CSC and the ultra premium domain name has changed ownership from Gordon Brothers Group to Hoffman Media, LLC. This was not the only premium cooking domain name on the move, it was also...
  4. domainking131

    Rightside is releasing 2-character domains

    Rightside is releasing over 25,000 two-character domain names next week that were previously reserved. Most notably, the domain names will go through a dutch auction “early access” phase from September 14-20. During that time you can pay a premium to register the domain names at Enom, Hexonet...
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    No UDRP on This One, TM holder brings lawsuit instead

    WPX Energy is suing an unknown individual for trademark infringement and related fraud. The Tulsa-based petroleum and natural gas exploration company filed the lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. The lawsuit alleges that a currently unknown defendant...
  6. domainking131

    I didn't know the potential of .IN until I met a fellow domainer

    I happened to meet one of the fellow domainers who invests in .IN I always thought that .IN was a good investment from long term perspective and it may take around 5 years time to reap good rewards out of your investments. However, I met a .IN investor recently who buys and sells .IN domain...
  7. domainking131

    .com approved in China, but on April 5?

    Yesterday was the watershed moment in the history of .com in China. Almost every Chinese news outlet reported that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) had approved Verisign as the registry for .com and .net in China. Unfortunately, no link to the source of the announcement...
  8. domainking131

    Five reasons why an end user may not be buying your domain name

    There can be many reasons why a prospect chooses not to buy what seems like a sure match. 1) Living inside the domaining bubble Those who reside outside the domain industry do not have as much interest or passion about domains as you do. For many it is not the greatest thing they could do for...
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    All about China with Raymond Li and Simon Cousins

    What you need to know about China’s market for domain names. How has peer-to-peer lending driven the Chinese domain name market craze? Can you trust domain name auction results in China? What’s real name verification all about? Simon Cousins and Raymond Li of Allegrativa answer these questions...
  10. domainking131

    Indian government to give boost to .IN domain names

    Sedo’s Albert Schimmel tweeted a link to an interesting article from India’s Economic Times about the Indian government’s effort to give a boost to .IN domain names. As you probably know, .IN is the ccTLD for the country of India. For Indian companies and entities, .IN domain names are already...
  11. domainking131

    China’s bulls and bears

    According to World Domain Conference 2016, China now accounts for more than 40% of the global sales of domain names. Will China continue to grow and remain important? I think so, because the fundamentals are very good, as follows: 1. Large internet population. China has over 700 million...
  12. domainking131

    A smart brokerage pitch from Afternic

    Better lead follow up is worth the commission. Domainers tend to gripe about paying commissions to marketplaces, especially when the lead was generated from a link on their own parking page. This makes sense. If you, the domainer, generated the lead, why should you pay a marketplace a fat...
  13. domainking131

    Dot CC credible with some end users but adoption puzzling

    Among the 300 best new startups, five have built their businesses on .cc, followed by .net (4), .me (3), and .tv (2). In the western world, .cc is seldom heard but the other three are popular choices. China now paints a different picture — .cc may be emerging as a credible extension ahead of the...
  14. domainking131

    End user domain name sales up to $200,000

    Here are 17 end user domain name purchases from the past week on Sedo: $200,000 – Ada is a new healthcare app that looks awesome. $39,000 – Mike Mann sold this domain name but it’s still in escrow. At this price it’s clearly an end user. There’s a German animated film...
  15. domainking131

    GoDaddy announces .org price increase

    Here is the email that was sent by GoDaddy: “There is a $2 price increase for .ORG domain names I wanted to inform you about. The .ORG Registry is increasing the price for all Registrars and as a result, GoDaddy will be increasing the pricing for the .ORG TLD which will be reflected within your...
  16. Aubits

    .IN Domain Name show with Mahesh (ACE) Patel

    Check out my interview with Ace (Mahesh Patel)..Subscribe to channel at
  17. domainking131

    Direct traffic is No. 1 in China

    Numbers don’t lie. They tell you direction, and the direction is up. I’m talking about the importance and therefore the value of domain names in China. Baidu has released the latest (April) numbers on how Internet users come to a website, and the trend is very favorable to domain names. VISIT...
  18. domainking131

    Clinton Campaign Attacks Trump Using a .Biz

    To go after Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump and how he would handle the economy, the Clinton campaign has rolled out the ArtofTheSteal.BIZ. A play on words from the famous Trump book the Art of the deal. Apparently the site will be updated on a regular basis. The first issue...
  19. domainking131

    3,159 Euro Paid In Greece For Forwarding 3 Domain Names?

    The municipality of Samos, a Greek island in the Aegean sea, paid 3,159 Euro for a 5-minute job assignment. The price included Greek 24% VAT tax. Specifically they paid Andreas Skalkos (e-samos) to forward 3 domain names (,, to the domain name
  20. domainking131

    China may be the largest domain market

    As reported by eName, the auction in the 2016 Global Domain Industry Summit held in Hangzhou, China brought in over 300m CNY of domain sales. That is about 46m USD! I don’t remember if I’ve come across any auction sales of such magnitude, so I did some checking of old news about auction sales...

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