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Sedo adds new escrow option through partnership with Escrow.domains

Domain Name Wire Domain Name Wire: Service targets people who can handle the domain transfer themselves. Domain name marketplace Sedo has added a new domain name escrow option through a partnership with Escrow.domains, a service offered by law firm Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC. The service is in addition to Sedo’s existing escrow offering for domain transactions not initiated on its marketplace. […]
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AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 22, 2017

Domain Shane Domain Shane: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on May 22, 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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Hg17.cc    17 bidders at this auction at Pheenix.  HG  NN names have been doing well for years
At $230 with 3 hours left
OXYG.com   Oxygen
510 EUR 
5562.com  48K and climbing.   And I sold similar for $5K not that long ago.  I’m so smart
At $48,888 with just under 2 days left
6561.com  Another fine number up for auction
At $25,000 with just under 2 days left

Namejet
Top 10 Namejet sales for yesterday as listed on Namebio.
yil.com $18,000
pangcong.com $1,500
kmbl.com $1,499
17823.com $1,408
97391.com $1,300
xfww.com $1,300
lnsm.com $1,200
lslt.com $1,200
crwy.com $1,112
dkbg.com $1,100

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125 people to attend DNSeattle on Thursday

Domain Name Wire Domain Name Wire: Off to Seattle, the center of the domain name universe. 125 people from the domain name industry are expected to attend the sold-out DNSeattle meetup at Amazon.com’s headquarters on Thursday evening. The event is organized by Michael Cyger of DomainSherpa. This year’s meetup is from 6-9 PM on Thursday and features an interview with domain […]
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Homes.Forsale and Houses.Forsale sell for $90,000

TheDomains TheDomains: Robert Bruce a self described expert in online marketing strategies, wrote an article on Entrepreneur.com that he purchased two .forsale domains for $90,000 in total. From the article: The startup I’m currently building aims to modernize real estate marketing, and is scheduled to launch this summer. To position myself in the market, I opted for […]
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Some people think you should be weary of putting “For Sale” pages on your domain names

Morgan Linton Morgan Linton: I’ll start by saying, I don’t agree. Yes, I’ll go on record saying it, I think you are absolutely missing out on potential buyers and decreasing your chances of selling a domain if you choose not to put up a landing page that makes it clear that your domain name is for sale. So why am […]

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Be Agile or Be Edged Out: “Live” from TM Forum 2017

CircleID CircleID: I like a conference that's "Live". Not just a lively crowd coalescing together to passionately discuss and debate matters of common interests, but more so in the sense of physical presence: things you can feel and touch. In the case of the TM Forum Live! 2017 event, held last week at Nice, France, it's the Catalyst Pavilions where innovative solutions, best practices, and even exploratory experimentations were on full display.

Do I mean that for an IT Operation Support Systems (OSS) and Business Support Systems (BSS) trade show, you can touch it? Yep.

"Touching" in the sense that you can see and interact with real tools, platforms, and live demonstrations from live telecom networks, in real life deployments. You can see how concepts are developed into operational tools; you can touch tools that became operational platforms powering network and service convergences for service providers; you can come and visualize how disparate, siloed processes and manual work are being automated and integrated; and you can interact and even challenge why innovations haven't delivered the results promised.

"Hands-on" is what really grabbed my attention.

IT operations optimization, data analytics, service quality improvements, customer-centric processes, interfaces, APIs — you can touch them all under one roof. That "hands-on" engagement is what makes TMF feel close: touch it, play with it, see how it would apply in your own world. Demonstrations and examples range from IT operation process automation, Quality of Services (QoS) for customer-centric operations models, to the Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, platforms, and APIs.

So much has changed and evolved from the traditional OSS/BSS to what is now the OSS/BSS of the Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) landscape. The stodgy old OSS/BSS is challenged to go through a transformative change, which is driven by the demand for business agility.

Business agility is a reality for any IT department and for service providers who need to survive in a world quickly transformed by increasingly interactive service provider/subscriber relationships. Consumer demand for access is high, leading to fierce competition amongst providers for subscriber loyalty and creating business drivers for fast new service launches, targeted and personalized service packages, easy and on-demand self-service and self-authentication of services, and promotional sign-ons.

As a result, the collaboration between the Chief Marketing Officers' (CMOs) department, Chief Information Officers' (CIOs) department and Chief Technology Officers' (CTOs) department has intensified. IT is no longer satisfied with being handed down business requirements by business groups such as Sales and Marketing and Product Management. IT has to strive to be a business partner. Service providers aligning their organization to achieve business agility are merging their traditional Network Engineering functions and back-office IT organization all under one executive branch of the CTO. The goal is to drive DevOps agility and faster time to deployment.

Leveraging technology to create business agility is easier said than done, as often lamented by people working in the trenches. A lot of it has to do with integrating legacy systems, but it's also related to what I would call "self-inflicted" processes and workflows built for yesterday's market and subscribers. Today, the combination of 4G LTE fast speed broadband connections, Google searches that put information at consumers' fingertips, the omnipresent and accessibility of information as organizations digitize their assets, and the power of video from companies like Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter are changing our lives. This reflects and changes the way service providers interact with their target audiences. Business agility is not simply a buzzword, but a matter of survival!

How do I create the stickiness with my existing subscribers? How do I acquire prospective subscribers? How do I entice subscribers to spend more with me? Service providers need solutions to these questions. They need to access data, such as subscriber usage patterns, which turns data into intelligence. Then they can turn intelligence into service packages, show that service package to the most profitable customers, and activate and provision that service package fast, reliably, and securely. Even more, the services need to be available anywhere; when the subscriber is at home, in the car, on the train, in a stadium, or at a concert hall.

Service activation, service provisioning, and automatic provisioning which allows a subscriber to self-authenticate, sign in, or sign up, is at the center of this OSS/BSS transformation.

Over the years, trade shows and presentations are getting more and more colorful charts and diagrams — models updating themselves before we can digest the previous ones. Flow charts and puzzle pieces fly off the wall. What we need is simplification. What we need is a common sense approach to good old fashioned problem solving:

Establish the goals
Map out roles and responsibilities
Identify obstacles
Set up checkpoints of the strongest and weakest links
Articulate risk mitigation measures
Before we can achieve service orchestration agility, we need to retool our human processes, workflows, and interactions; our "workforce orchestration!"

As I observe and participate in this industry as a technologist, I explore, first and foremost, the role of technology in changing human behaviors and interactions. Technology is a means to the goal instead of the goal itself. It helps facilitate change. Digitization helps drive business process transformation and delivers agility only if human behavior changes. We need to put transparency and collaboration to one of the legs of the success stool.

One has to feel energized coming out of the conference, armed with all of these lessons. The event has always been in a perfect setting, and this year, Nice delivered — three perfect, sunny days. I couldn't help but sound out "#ILoveNice", as I took full advantage of the beautiful French Riviera seaside scenery for my daily morning runs.

We'll be back next year!
Written by William L. Yan, Chief Operating Officer at Incognito Software SystemsFollow CircleID on TwitterMore under: Telecom

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Want to be one of the internet’s SEVEN SECRET KEY-HOLDERS? Apply now!

DomainIncite DomainIncite: ICANN has put out a call for volunteers, looking for people to become what are sometimes referred to as “the internet’s seven secret key holders”. Specifically, it needs Trusted Community Representatives, people of standing in the internet community who don’t mind carrying around a small key and getting a free trip to Los Angeles or […]

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Blockchain and Common Law Trademarks – DNW Podcast #137

Domain Name Wire Domain Name Wire: A unique service using blockchain wants to help companies prove their rights in common law trademarks. Is the blockchain the answer to proving common law use of trademarks? Bennett Collen, founder of Cognate, is banking on it. Billed as a “common law trademark registry”, it will be interesting to see if Cognate can assist people […]
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