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MMX stung for $7.7 million by crappy .london contract

DomainIncite DomainIncite: Did MMX take a $7.7 million accounting hit to renegotiate a crappy .london gTLD contract? It looks a bit like that to me. Found in the company’s full-year 2016 financial results yesterday is the disclosure that it had to pay off an undisclosed gTLD partner after originally making “overly ambitious” predictions about its likely popularity. […]

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Domain Movers: Dave.com, EchoLook.com + More

dotWeekly dotWeekly: Welcome to Domain Movers. DotWeekly keeps track of corporate domain name transactions and reports the early findings to you. The follow is a mere sample of daily activity that takes place. I try to find a medium of what to share and what I do not include but be sure to know that there are A LOT more movements, registrations etc every day by companies.
Here are the latest:
The Huffington Post has done a rebrand and shortened up its … Read the rest
Domain Movers: Dave.com, EchoLook.com + MoreJamie Zoch

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday April 26th

Domain Shane Domain Shane: When you don’t have to pay your bills with money you made from domain investing you have a distinct advantage over full time pros.  But they get it right back by spending the entire day dedicated to their craft.  They are able to spend the time to hunt down names. Make sure that all their domains are listed properly on platforms.  And participate live at the auctions.   Night workers like me are half assing that part.   But we are also using the best years of our working lives to build a career or another business.  We have the security of always having money to pay the bills and fall back in case domain investing doesn’t work out.   And you can be like me and make incredible money in both domain investing and another job.  With all financial pressure taken off.  It allows me to let the domains roll.  It gives me patience.  When I first started in this industry  I was forced to sell domains to buy more.  To buy better names.  Now I have enough names and websites that I can buy $50 to $100K worth of additional names with the monthly income and proceeds from sales. But remember it took 9 years to get there.  9 years of 2 to 3 hours a day, every single year.  So while it seems like a lot of money now.  It was many years of small gains leading to big gains.  My other job allowed that.  Pressure to produce from my own wants but not from the holder of my mortgage.
As long as I avoid the stupid buys like .ws, my portfolio now becomes more and more valuable every year.  All you part timers can do the same thing.  It just takes a while.  Years.  But you can make a little money and have a good time doing it while you build.  How?  Simple. Don’t ask anyone to tell you.  Don’t be lazy. Read.  The manual has already been written in the blogs each day.  In the sales results.  Read Travis’ recap each day and see what names sell.  Go to Namebio and see what sold each day.   Get a feel of what a good name looks and feels like and buy them.  Most good names will sell on Namejet.  You won’t get anywhere near what you would sell to an enduser but they should sell.  If you are REALLY good you can learn the skills of Josh that writes here.  He is able to find low priced names that don’t sell on Namejet  yet sell on a consistent basis.  And at a percentage that pays for all the other purchases with money left over to expand the portfolio. He has a real gift that is hard to teach.  It’s also the most dangerous strategy because the skill level required to differentiate the junk from the names that will sell, is high.  Get it wrong and you’ll spend thousands on bad names that will crush your pocketbook.  Another reason to keep your dayjob.   Here are today’s names   Click for Current Price
Quote Of The Day  “Failure is the opportunity to begin again, only more intelligently -Henry Ford“
Domain Of The Day: PureFood.com    21 years old.   Getting some great bids.    Clean, healthy food is all the rage
Godaddy Domains That I Like With Multiple Bids
FreeVideoGames.com     Free thing domains seem to be timeless
LivingHouse.com     1999 domain.    All the great home tech wasn’t even around when this was originally registered
LittleBee.com    Good brand for so many things. Kids line comes to mind
Branna.com   Nice sounding brand.  Has people, places, and things that use the name. 21 years old
91i.com  Of the next three NNL.coms.  Can you tell which one will sell for the most money?  You might be surprised
Teenet.com   The dot com.au is Australia’s largest online tee time maker
DeepStorage.com  Probably going to be used for backup. 19 years old.
DraftResource.com  Tap in to the billion dollar fantasy sports market
NameValuator.com     Obvious use.  One of you might want to start the new Estibot.com
DomainValuator.com      This one is better for SEO
VoltMax.com   Something electric related
DailyTube.com  Most bids on the board today
Kurvy.com   K makes it cool.   Nothing wrong with curvy, I mean Kurvy
Instaheal.com  Everyone wants now.  Even in healing
RestorationDental.com     Dental is either preventative early or restoration later. Not much going on in between
Domains That I Like With One or No Bids
DR9.com LLN never does a well as NNL. I guess never is a big word. End early this morning
8ON.com Met reserve at under $400
FireSplash.com No bids but gets 77 visits a month
SaveTheBeach.com You can save the beach for $12
GrabThisDeal.com Memorably and descriptive. And one bid
EndlessLeads.com Has a few bids. Endless is a lot
SugarCard.com Just two easy to say and spell words. Not a lot of value but maybe worth $12
JetNorth.com Same here
BeaverCleavage.com No value but sure is fun to say
EscrowLite.com A quick and fast escrow
Some Nice 6N.com Domains
Other Godaddy Domains With Bids
Namejet Auction
Atheist.org      22 year old no God name
GWTW.com Usually can’t go wrong with a 21 year old LLLL.com
Gadia.com   Hoping there would be no bidders but there are a few
OrganicGreen.com  Two hot keywords.  And they go together pretty well
Ali Zandi has a nice list of names coming up for Auction at Namejet if you’d like to take a gander
CBNS.com  Great name but tough reserve to hit
ScreenRepairs.com  Great name for phone screen repair company
YourHair.com   Each year this has less value for me
IGMN.com   Reserve under $500 so it will sell
GoldenLion.com  I didn’t think Golden Lion was a five figure name but once I Googled it I realize its an upgrade name for thousands of entities.
Authentic.org   Verification company should want to own this one
Sedo Great Domains Auction
EGSN.com    Met reserve at $265.  Worth a bit more than that IMO
Food.House    Kudus to Sedo for putting the renewal price on the auction.  No reserve
Have a name at auction and need more exposure? Send me an email. I 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 me, Shane . (ie you click through and purchase a name you like) or an occasional paid listing. Everything I say is based on my own research or is opinion. Do your own due diligence. That means look it up yourself if you don’t think the stats or my opinion is correct. I hand choose my names but I am paid to make this list by 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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Hey, you! Listen to the ICANN board webcast more private sessions

DomainIncite DomainIncite: ICANN’s board of directors is to live stream two sessions during an upcoming retreat, and if you’re at all interested in ICANN you really ought to tune in. The webcasts are part of an ongoing pilot program designed to increase transparency at the very top of ICANN’s policy-making reverse-hierarchy. The public, listen-only sessions seem to […]

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It’s official, Rick Schwartz is having more fun tweeting than blogging

Morgan Linton Morgan Linton: Rick Schwartz, aka the Domain King wrote one of the most-read blogs in the domain name industry, aptly named “Rick’s Blog” and also not surprisingly located at RicksBlog.com. Throughout his career Rick has had more blockbuster domain sales than you can count on your fingers and toes. One that really made waves was in early […]

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A Simple Request to Beer Producers (Get a .BEER Domain)

I Want My Name I Want My Name: As a good millennial does, I was sitting by the pool over the weekend drinking a Modern Times beer (which was delicious, I should add). And because I’m generationally bound to search for everything online, I decided to check out what other beers they had available.
DuckDuckGo’ing “modern times” seemed like a waste of effort – all the clicking and scrolling didn’t seem pool-appropriate. So I went for it and typed in moderntimes.com, as you do, and got some random landing page with links to posts about old Hollywood. Next, I typed in moderntimes.beer and found a domain parking page. I wasn’t about to guess a third time, so I angrily DuckDuckGo’d it and found the site to be moderntimesbeer.com. Gross (not really that gross… I’m being dramatic).
My simple request to all beer producers – get a .beer domain and pair it with the shortest form of your brand name. Shiner.beer, AZWilderness.beer, and Stone.beer should just work (they should at least redirect to the main domain).
Pre-post, post-pool update: I did a quick WHOIS lookup on moderntimes.beer and found that it is indeed owned by someone at Modern Times. So Modern Times, if you happen to read this, please set up a redirect. 🙏

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Domain offers are binding, but contact form abuse is rampant

acro.net acro.net: I believe it’s about time to add some legalese to domain name offer forms, such as those at the Uniregistry Market that I use primarily. Offers attached to domain inquiries are binding, and yet there is rampant abuse. When a domain contact form includes a minimum asking price, filling out that form with a number […]

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