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New Domain? What Now?

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Years ago, when I registered my first domain, I was as excited, hopeful, anxious, and confused as you probably are now. Registering a new domain is a fairly low-cost property investment (especially compared to something like real estate), but the potential is enormous. Will your new site propel your hopeful brand to international acclaim? Will your words become a viral trend (do people use terms like that anymore?)? Even 20 years after the internet became a regular part of our lives, building a real website is still exciting.
Before you combust with creative energy though, let’s go over some basics.
What comes with your domain (and what doesn’t)
If you looked around a bit before registering your domain, you probably realized a few things: domain registration costs are different everywhere, some registrars make you pay for extra (mostly security) features, and some registrars have “white-label” tools you can use to do things like manage email addresses and build websites.
Here at iwantmyname, we do our best to keep things simple. With your domain comes all the add-on features we think are necessary – no upsells, ever. Most notably, WHOIS privacy – a privacy feature that keeps your personal information hidden from public view – is turned on automatically with each applicable domain (many registrars charge for it), and 2FA – a recommended security feature – can be added with just a click.
Simplicity does have limits though, and to keep our customers from half-baked tools, we leave the website-building and email hosting to the pros (I’ll go over that in the next section). This means that the tools you will end up using will likely be more robust and tailored to your needs than the typical stuff provided by domain registrars. But it also means that you don’t instantly have a website and fancy email address with your new domain.
How to do things with your domain
When you’re ready to set up your domain with a website or email host, the best place to start is our plugins page. There, you’ll find dozens (if not hundreds) of hosted services you can point your domain to with just a few clicks. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves – some background info might help.
First, ‘hosted services’ means tools that don’t require you to go out a purchase your own server space. Just think – when you create a website, that data has to be stored somewhere, right? 15 years ago, the only option was to go out and “rent” server space to dump all your information. These days, hosted site builders let you build and save your data all in one place. So now, developer-types who are more advanced and want more control can host their websites themselves, while the rest of us (like me) can let the platforms store their data in the cloud without any hassle. (Just to be clear, everything on our plugins page is hosted, so you don’t need to worry about a thing.)
Perhaps most importantly, let’s go into what “point your domain to” means. In short, the internet works by assigning seemingly random gibberish to all the things created. But random gibberish isn’t easy for humans to remember, so domain names were invented to mask that gibberish with real words. When you purchase a domain and point it to a service (like a hosted platform mentioned above), you’re assigning your registered name to the gibberish that service creates. Normally this is done by manually editing DNS records, but by signing in to your iwantmyname account and selecting the plugin you want to use, we do all the pointing for you.
For example, if you decide to use Weebly to build your website, you would build your site on weebly.com and add your domain in their Settings tab (under General). Then, on our side, all you have to do is sign in and add Weebly to your domain through the Weebly plugin page.
Also, if you want to build your site with a service we don’t have on our plugins page yet, you can always manually edit your DNS records. The process isn’t hard (typically you just have to edit A and CNAME records), but it can be intimidating. Most services provide detailed instructions to complete this task, so just follow the instructions.
One last thing to note. After you finish pointing to your desired service (both manually and through our automated plugins), it tends to take a while before your domain will start working. In short, that time lag is the internet – including all the different servers hosting the internet – updating with your new domain records. Sometimes it updates within the hour, and sometimes it takes up to a day.
Verification emails to expect
After you register a domain, you may receive an email from an @ispapi.net address asking you to verify your WHOIS account information. Internet rules state that people must use accurate contact information when registering a domain (WHOIS privacy blocks it from public viewing), and the rule makers are very serious about it. If you get one of these emails, please follow the instructions provided. Not to be scary, but if you ignore these emails, you run the risk of having your domain temporarily suspended.
When you will appear on Google
In my internet dreams, I create websites, find them instantly at the top of Google searches, and profit. Unfortunately, that’s not how things work. When you create a website, Google will start scanning what you have and will put it into its algorithm. Their exact algorithm is mostly a secret, but it’s designed to rank each Google search by what it feels is most relevant to the person searching. So if you search for ‘space kittens’, Google would deliver pages that A. tend to be popular B. have interesting content about space kittens C. are linked to by people in the space kitten community. Seems easy enough, right?
So here’s the deal. Because your site is brand new, it’s not popular, probably has no content, and isn’t being linked to by anyone. As far as Google is concerned, your website is just an empty plot of land in an undeveloped field – certainly not something to recommend to anyone… yet.
As you start to write content and gain traffic, your recommendation will likely change. Depending on the quality of your content and the usefulness to your desired audience, your place in Google searches might change quickly. But expecting to appear near the top of searches in the near future wouldn’t be advised, with one exception – very direct searches. For example, if you’re creating a website for a restaurant called ‘Benny’s Lasagna and Burritos’ in Vancouver, you’re likely going to be the only “Benny’s Lasagna and Burritos in Vancouver” on the internet. So in a month or so, once Google has thoroughly scanned your site, you’ll probably rank at or near the top for searches like “Benny’s Lasagna and Burritos Vancouver”, “lasagna and burrito restaurant in Vancouver”, and “where can I get lasagna and burritos at the same time in Vancouver”.
Ack, now I’m hungry. Let’s wrap this up.
Need help? We can fix that
We’d like to tell you that nothing will ever go wrong, but we can’t promise that. Things happen, and you may end up needing help. If you ever find yourself in a situation, here are the steps to take.
First, check the help page. It has quick answers to dozens of our most common (and not-so-common) questions.

If you can’t fix what’s ailing you with the help page, send us a support email. We have domain experts covering just about every time zone, and we can fix or answer just about anything.

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AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 24, 2017

Domain Shane Domain Shane: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 24, 2017. 
If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where the price was when the auction ended, but the name may not have sold if a reserve was in place.
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Sedo Names at Auction
Admires.com         Everyone loves to be admired.  One bid
At $500 with 2 days left
Neuro.ai  Brain related words has been doing well in dot ai
At $1,000 with 16 hours left
IYD.com  Close to making reserve.  International
At $15,500 with 2 days left
IPB.com  I like this one as well
At $18,000 with 2 days left
SJ.DE   Americans don’t know much about .de but I think its one of the more valuable country codes.  Two letters only go up in value IMO
At 2,950 EUR with 2 days left
WineTrust.com   Invest in wine
At $120 with 2 days left
Namejet
Top 10 Namejet sales for yesterday as listed on Namebio.
dealspot.com $4,201
gaowei.com $3,313
movieplayer.com $3,025
terb.com $1,600
cite.org $1,422
dsmb.com $1,300
61332.com $1,161
15763.com $1,112
ahbank.com $1,110
jsbg.com $1,100

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CAICT Holds ICANN 59 China Internet Community Readout Session

CircleID CircleID: This report was co-authored by Zhaohan Li and Liu Yu. Intern Zhang Duo also contributed to this article.

In afternoon of 14th July, the China Academy of Information and Communication Technology (CAICT) and ICANN Beijing Engagement Center jointly held the ICANN 59 China Internet Community Readout Session. Mr. Zhang Ya, Deputy Director of Information and Communication Authority under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), made his presence and gave opening remarks on the meeting. Over 40 representatives from the Cyberspace Administration, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, domain name registries and registrars, industrial organizations, institutes and universities participated in the seminar. The attendants introduced the developments of the ICANN 59 Johannesburg Meeting held from June 26 to 29 and further discussed the ICANN affairs and hot topics on the meeting. Paul Wilson, Director General of the Asia-Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC), and Duncan Macintosh, President of the APNIC Foundation, were invited to attend the meeting and exchanged views with members of the Chinese community on Internet governance issues.

ICANN 59 China Internet Community Readout Session

On the meeting, Mr. Zhang Jianchuan, Director of the ICANN Beijing engagement Center, outlined the overall situation of the 59th meeting. Guo Feng, Vice Chair of the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) introduced the progress of GAC meetings and participation in Empowered Community. Other attendants, including Chu Nan from CNNIC, Liu Limei from CONAC, Kan Kaili, from At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC), and Professor from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Pam Little from Alibaba Cloud, Tan Yaling from Teleinfo, introduced the progresses of topics including the ICANN country code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO), work stream 2 of CCWG-Accountability, the next Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) policy progress and community elections in new gTLD, the impact of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on domain name services, and names and trademark rights protection, and shared their feelings during ICANN 59.

Paul Wilson, Director General of APNICSome of the rough consensuses include: 1. Communities have begun to participate in Empowered Community (EC), but how could EC improve its operation is yet to be observed; 2. Extension of the CCWG WS2 timeline has been basically confirmed; 3. The next GNSO policy progress may be postponed after 2020 due to relevant reviews and policies; 4. The Chinese community should participate actively in GNSO, striving for their own interests and expanding the impact; 5. Carry out research on the impact of GDPR on domain name service compliance and find feasible solutions for the Chinese community. In addition, Song Linjian from the Worldwide Interconnection and Yao Jiankang from the CNNIC shared their experiences about the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) and KSK rollover. The whole seminar was moderated by Liu Yue from CAICT.

During the session, Paul Wilson appreciated the contributions of the Chinese community to ICANN affairs and looked forward to cooperation with more Chinese institutions for facilitating the Internet governance and development within the Asia-Pacific region. Paul Wilson also pointed out that the Asia-Pacific region encompasses a wide range of cultures due to its broad area span, and ICANN should continue to improve its diversity and enhance the representation of Asia-Pacific region. Asian countries should also take full advantage of the community and industry’s initiative, participate more in ICANN affairs and strive for greater benefits for their own users — APNIC will offer its support as usual. Duncan Macintosh introduced the APNIC Foundation and hoped to have further communications with the Chinese community to collaborate on projects.

Representatives all agreed that the Chinese community needed to strengthen communication and have further coordination, enhance the initiative and participation in depth, expand the Chinese community’s participation in ICANN activities and the mass base, as well as have further cooperation with other relevant departments, so as to better solve the Internet governance related issues, promote the development of China's Internet domain name industry jointly and enhance the Chinese community's voice and influence.
Written by Zhaohan LIFollow CircleID on TwitterMore under: DNS, DNS Security, Domain Names, ICANN, Internet Governance, Policy & Regulation, Registry Services

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Net Donuts purchase price for Rightside and details of their registry agreement

Domain Name Wire Domain Name Wire: SEC filings show valuation of Rightside business and disclose deal value of registry services. There are a couple interesting tidbits in SEC filings for Donuts acquisition of Rightside (NASDAQ:NAME) that are worth sharing as they could be important to companies in the domain name industry. The first involves how much Donuts is actually paying for […]
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Monsanto and Bayer are Maneuvering to Take Over the Cannabis Industry

The Frager Factor The Frager Factor: BigLaw partner managed to dial in to work conference call before his drug-related death; The Benefits of Cannabinol (CBN): A Lesser Known Cannabinoid; How Halo Top – last summer's trendiest ice-cream brand – plans to take on Ben & Jerry; Why AB InBev's Non-Alcoholic Drink Acquisition is Buzzworthy; Lori Anne Wardi announced as speaker at NameSummit 2017; Staving Off the Coming Global Collapse;

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Attendance dips for ICANN in Johannesburg

DomainIncite DomainIncite: The number of people showing up for ICANN’s latest meeting was down compared to previous meetings, just-released statistics show. The organization reported today that there were 1,353 attendees at the ICANN 59 meeting in Johannesburg last month, down from 1,436 at the comparable Helsinki meeting a year ago. It was also down from the 2,089 […]

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IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, July 25th

Domain Shane Domain Shane:
This afternoon I got one of those solicitation emails from someone trying to sell me a domain. I get them all the time, but the issue with this particular name was that I knew it had just gone up for auction on Dropcatch 30 minutes before I got the email.
One of the problems was that the domain linked back to the auction. I’ve gotten these types of emails before, but I’ve never had one that linked back to the real auction.
This strategy while misleading at best, seems to be a lot of work for a low percentage gain, not to mention the risk of buying it at auction and having them not pay.
Everyone of these is from an email address that has the domain parked at Godaddy with a generic lander. Usually it’s a different email each time I get one.
Does anyone  out there know of anybody that does this? I’m curious to know what their sell through rate is.

Main List       NameJet          Flippa/Sedo   
LLLL.com’s       LLL, CCC, 5L       Other LLLL’s
Short Brandables         Numbers       One Worders    Vape, Vegan, VR
Snap Names/Dropcatch         NamePros        Godaddy Value BIN
Available For Reg Fee
Main List
The No Bid List
AlphaClient.com  The first of best clients
BeObedient.com  A service to train your dogs or kids
BigAlso.com
BotGeneration.com  A generation of people dependent on robots
ClassGuidance.com  a tutoring service
 
Clientra.com  A brand for a service that builds your client base
ComponentForge.com   make components in the forge
CustomPayment.com   If a normal payment system doesn’t work make your own
DependableMe.com
DomainIgniter.com  Set your domains on fire
DrMaterial.com
DroneBasic.com  Learn how to drone
EnergyCrafter.com   A solar or wind name
ExhibitAll.com  Show everything you’ve got
FamilyPods.com
FastQuip.com  quick jokes
FoodOfAmerica.com  I imagine this one being used by a farmers coop
ForeverKnot.com   Never comes undone, even if that’s what you want
ForgetAgain.com
FuryForce.com
FusionGirl.com
GameInstant.com  No waiting for the game
iAmTheOriginal.com
IncredibleHire.com   Find the best employees
InsuranceStorm.com  Not necessarily  storm insurance but more of a brand for any type of insurance
IntelliSkill.com
LaunchedUp.com
Leverman.com  a man who operates levers or controls
MegaCrypto.com  Big blockchain money
ModernDash.com
MoronPatrol.com
MouthHole.com  sometimes stupid things come out of my mouth hole
Movible.com
NamesAppraised.com
NextSmith.com
NorthernLodge.com
NotUnheardOf.com  A common phrase
OneYearLoans.com
RattleShake.com
Relaxent.com
ReportActivity.com
SnapFormula.com
SoItBe.com
SuccessGene.com
TheyWillKill.com  A smoking cessation name
TurboInspection.com
 
TwoRoot.com
Urgentx.com
ViralSmith.com
VividName.com  Names that stand out
YogaTechnician.com
YouInfusion.com
ZenAttend.com
More Names With No Bids
Names With Bids
MyJourney.com
ublock.com
YesYoga.com
 
rxmart.com
DailyLeisure.com
dashd.com
ProNaturals.com
DoorNet.com
HubMotor.com
GoConstruction.com
subcloud.com
RefillableCard.com
BoomVibe.com
HackingBlock.com
Eugeny.com
DontNeed.com
vapefind.com
VipZen.com
FlexSize.com
keycreations.com
ozely.com
ThaiStop.com
fotash.com
RudeJournal.com
LoveAndMercy.com
UseNinja.com
biotri.com
LifeBlob.com
YouIsWho.com
QuickRidge.com
FootDeluxe.com
PlayTheory.com
Captivated.com
MovingStrategies.com
More Names With No Bids
Namejet
SalesFocus.com
AthleticWomen.com
PlatinumCash.com
Waker.com
SignDocument.com
CryptoGlyph.com
petitefit.com
LifeEnjoyment.com
SpookyVision.com
LocateFriends.com
Feathery.com
JetDisk.com
ThinkCourse.com
Flippa/SEDO
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Your LLLL.coms of The Day
Swjz.com
dhli.com
LLLL’s that End Users Might use someday
wncr.net
xykz.net
dncm.net
tgwf.net
fche.org
AsPi.org
uyan.biz
Gand.me
kxot.org
vftp.org
miic.org
eemr.org
crmv.org
LLL’s, CCC’s, 5L’s
yhwhw.com
mwxsw.com
Brandables
Aurri.com
Boupie.com
Cafazo.com
Caffazo.com
Chipil.com
Cirzo.com
Cynced.com
Dojojo.com
Enthor.com
Excusify.com
Finnal.com
Jourz.com
Kirima.com
Klooka.com
Laklo.com
Lavapa.com
Lusage.com
Mutuario.com
Nadzy.com
Naugy.com
Nibets.com
Nokks.com
Obests.com
Pakdy.com
Perrero.com
Pumzo.com
Renry.com
Scubify.com
Skupix.com
Skyeler.com
Stricked.com
Styna.com
Surpal.com
Tecend.com
Tupzy.com
Vealy.com
Zakelo.com
MORE Short Brand Dot Coms HERE
Some Numbers
32951.com
835656.com
xu72.com
27lx.com
nt70.com
33ns.com
70gd.com
70fj.com
One Worders and Other TLD’s
Recordable.org
Nonce.org
Logos.cc
Fulfil.biz
Litre.org
Assort.org
Bestselling.biz
Continuity.biz
Guacamole.info
Aimless.biz
Insisting.net
Thinks.biz
Vape, Weed and Vegan Names and  VR
420gi.com
BuildWeed.com
FluxVapor.com
mjcag.com
Snap Names/DropCatch
IdealStaff.com
Pdoq.com
SelfDirection.com
NamePros
ProteinShakeMix.comTeamworkMakesTheDreamwork.comOldAstrology.comLosAngelesStartups.comSnaxu.com
ChineseChickenRecipes.comCrazyFees.comBuyTacos.comTapz.netCarLovers.org
Godaddy Value BIN
Godaddy Value BIN
Available Names
Available for Reg Fee big list
Have a name at auction and need more exposure? Send me an email. We Charge $10 per name per day. We may be able to help. If you have an auction you want to promote, email us for details.*All names chosen by us, Shane and Josh . (ie you click through and purchase a name you like) or an occasional paid listing. Everything we say is based on our own research or is opinion. Do your own due diligence. That means look it up yourself if you don’t think the stats or our opinion is correct. We hand choose the names but we are paid to make this list by both the auction houses, individuals that are auctioning names, and Godaddy affiliate links. Keep that in mind and only buy names that YOU think are good
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