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ICANN: Empowered Community Powers Triggered: FY18 Operating Plan and Budget, and Updates to Five-Year Operating Plan

DomainPulse.com DomainPulse.com: On 24 June 2017, the ICANN Board adopted ICANN‘s FY18 Operating Plan and Budget, the FY18 IANA Budget, and updates to the Five-Year Operating Plan. Under ICANN‘s post-IANA Stewardship Transition...

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday June 25th

Domain Shane Domain Shane:
 
The other day I wrote an article about Richard Dynas selling Hatred.com for $150,000.   The responses were exactly what I expected.  “Great job”, “Congratulations”, “Congratulations” with a “I have this domain that is similar”.    But the response from Kevin Murphy of DomainIncite was the most surprising. On Twitter he wrote “Give this domainer a big hand for ripping off Milo Yiannopoulos to the tune of $138,000”    It’s the ripping off part I don’t get.  A guy that writes articles about domain investing for a living says that someone who sold a domain at a good profit is ripping someone off.  That the person buying the domain is being stupid.  In a sense saying, while no all purchases are bad, he has the ability to tell when a purchase was a bad or good buy.  I think he is wrong.  I think the buyer has free will and chooses what he wants to spend on the domain.  If the seller agrees to that price and everyone is happy there is no such thing as ripping people off.  I can’t speak for everyone but I certainly feel uncomfortable having someone who writes and represents our industry telling the world via twitter that you’ve paid too much for a domain.   It’s bad for the industry, its bad for business.  And it is business.  Milo is controversial but he is an incredible marketer and that’s what he bought it for.  Kevin is a great writer.  But I will take Milo’s marketing skills over Kevin’s domain investing skills any day.  Have a good Sunday  Here are today’s names. Click for most recent price  
Quote of the Day:  “If you want to be noticed, be different.  If you to be remembered, make a difference “
 
Domain of the Day:  Juice.me   Can you juice me Fokker?
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TouchOfSpring.com   No bidders.   Sounds like a healthy, clean product
VirtualClinics.com  I think we will visit the doctor at these.  Send in your vitals, some blood into your phone and bam.   Diagnosis
TreeDesign.com   42 bidders.   You know I am partial to plant names.  Everyone loves to use them in brands
DomainMagazine.com   I remember when something like this actually existed.  I got it in the mail. Regular snail mail
LIL.org  I don’t know of anyone that has great success with .org but I do like this one
HDIH.com   Met reserve at $200
Hairstylists.com   I don’t have one. I don’t have much hair
 Godaddy Domains That I Like With Multiple Bids
ExpressDoctor.com   Now if only you could get Express appointment
TeleChat.com  Sounds like something they came up with in 1994.  But getting lots of bids
TheBeehive.org  It doesn’t get any hotter of an industry than bees right now.  Save the bees, save the bees.  Lots of backlinks here
NameRazor.com   Sharp name.   Sorry
HomeCentric.com   Most people’s life IS centered around the home
MyPreciousKid.com   Was a seller of child protection and baby gear.  Not anymore.  Getting some great bids
PhoneDrones.com  It took a while but drone manufacturers figured out that the smart phones could be the technology that drives the controller or the drone itself
APFU.com  Under $300 at press time
137cp.com   Yeah, I have no idea why it’s this high either
Domains That I Like With One or No Bids
Yeecil.com a 5L originally registered in 2000
PhotoBuds.com I’d rather have the plural but at $12 its worth looking at IMO
Budwick.com Love it as a canna store. Or a canna candle
PornCreek.com I jump over this creek some times. Some times I fall in
JT11.com I thought the double number 4 characters all got bids. Not this one
SpeedyMassage.com Any amount of time for a massage feels nice
GreaterFrequency.com Actually sounds kind of techy
Blift.com 5L with no bids
ClearSpirit.com Nice brand name that sounds clean and fresh. If you spirit isn’t clear you need to drink more water
7070.us Not sure if any dot us have value but 2003 name and its pretty memorable
MakeAmericaGreat.org No bids. Missing the ‘again’ but not bad for $10 if this is your thing
AsbestosInspections.com Nice CPC and a name for someone that offers this would be a great buy for under $1000 IMO
Englishing.com Fun blog name. No bidders
MoreRooms.com I see this one as a travel site selling the “extra” rooms
WhitAndWhimsy.com Cue little name for $10
SocialMediaFactory.com Learn to be a social media stud
 
Other Names With Bids5kfoamfest.com759689.comAaritcare.comAllowBlock.comBacouIntersafe.comBlogToFit.comBudapestApartmentSearch.comCGIAdmin.comChinaTravelTourism.comCoreno.comCrankEmergencyRadios.comDaily5Remodel.comExpertampsUSA.netFlashGameHole.comFreshVaper.comGHSX.netHotsMail.comiNames.netItaas.bizJustEnoughBlog.comkreditblogger.comLasVegasLocksmith.orgMazoons.comMedciencia.comMinyanVilleMedia.commodheshworld.netMSUSA.orgNAOSteakhouse.comNewHDMovie24.comNotSoCheesyKitchen.comNYDG.netpamlico-nc.comPlumberNearMe.orgPornCreek.comPsychologySoftware.comQueenoOnaQuest.comReplica-Mania.comSavtechno.comSecularNewsDaily.comSocialMediaFactory.comSubadult.comSweetLuxeCakes.comSwierclinic.comTellurideFoodTours.comTheCircleEffect.comThePerfumedDragon.comTop-Scale.comTopGunTriathlonShop.comTradingViewFX.comVacacionespr.comVibedust.comVZLY.comWildRice.orgWorldOfGymnastics.infoZoranMilich.comHave 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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What to Expect at ICANN 59, Johannesburg

CircleID CircleID: I'm excited! Not because of the 30 hours that it will take me to get to Johannesburg, but because this ICANN meeting will be the second time we've put the Meeting B Policy Forum to the test. If the second time is a charm then hopefully we'll have cemented the Policy Forum into the ICANN meeting structure, and we can start a conversation about having two Policy Forums each year and one AGM meeting.

From a Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) perspective, this meeting is great opportunity to get involved in a number of policy activities by attending PDP WG sessions on the following:

New Generic Top Level Domain Subsequent Procedures (Sub Pro PDP WG)
Next-Generation Registration Directory Service to Replace WHOIS (RDS PDP WG)
Review of All Rights Protection Mechanisms in all Generic Top Level Domains (RPMs PDP WG)
International Governmental Organisation-International Non-Governmental Organisation Access to Curative Rights Protection Mechanisms (Curative Rights PDP WG)
The Sub Pro WG has its hopes set on finding a path forward on the protection of geographic names in the context of future new gTLD rounds. A professional moderator has been engaged to assist with the task. Four and a half hours has been allotted on the schedule for this discussion and to answer your question — yes four and half hours is probably not enough time. Kudos to the PDP WG Leadership Team of Jeff and Avri and their ICANN support team for getting this one top billing.

The RDS PDP WG has ballooned in size in recent months as special interest groups mobilise to have their voices heard, but I understand the WG is in good hands and the train is still on the tracks. This WG would like to get your views on a number of issues they have been discussing during a cross-community discussion session on Monday afternoon.

The RPM WG is currently discussing the sunrise and claims processes that were developed for new gTLD registry operators that were established as part of the 2012 new gTLD program.

The Curative Rights PDP WG is expected to reveal its likely Final Report recommendations during the meeting. No doubt there will be a lot of interest from the community, given the considerable number of comments submitted on the draft recommendations posted for public comment prior to Copenhagen.

Other topics of interest include a moderated panel discussion that will explore the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the domain name industry and its users; the project that ICANN's CEO describes as 'hubbabubba' will get an airing; and who sets ICANN's priorities could be interesting.

The opening ceremony will be a low key affair, but it will include a presentation of this year's Multistakeholder Ethos Award recipient. As a privileged member of the Selection Panel, I can only say that our community is blessed to have so many hard-working and valued contributors who are worthy of this award — it's just a shame we can't recognize them all with this Award.
Written by Donna Austin, Policy & Industry Affairs Manager at NeustarFollow CircleID on TwitterMore under: Domain Names, ICANN, Policy & Regulation, Privacy, Top-Level Domains

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Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): AGTB.com, MyCougar.com, MrMindful.com, More

Domain Shane Domain Shane: The screenshots below are examples of buyers of domains from the past year that have either developed their sites, or purchased an upgrade domain and have redirected their acquisition to an existing website.
VirginIslandsYachtCharters.com sold for $8,000 via Patrick Carleton. Dang, that domain is a mouthful, but it’s actually a big upgrade from the not-so-radio-friendly VIYCStThomas.com. “Virgin Islands Yacht Charters is the premier bareboat charter business in the US Virgin Islands and are conveniently located on the East End of St Thomas, USVI.”

Vavada.com sold for $5,000 at Sedo, and they buyer upgraded from Vavada.net. The gambling site features slots, poker, roulette and more. The company appears to be based in Curaçao, a Dutch Caribbean island, while the site’s social media channels are in the Russian language.

MrMindful.com sold for $3,000 at Sedo, and the owner is pitching his “cognitive coaching and mindfulness” program. “Entrepreneurs and high achievers depend on Mr. Mindful’s neuroscience-based training to unlock their full potential and eliminate negative thought patterns so they can excel.”

AGTB.com sold for $2,560 at Sedo, and it’s always nice to see LLLL.com domains put to good use. “Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank, launching in late 2017, will provide innovative trade finance solutions and other associated banking services to our commercial clients globally. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, offices in London, Manchester, Moscow, Riyadh, Mumbai and Cairo will follow quickly.” They also own the longer AngloGulfTradeBank.com.

B2BQuotes.com sold for $2,495 at Sedo, and it’s the home of a company based in Montreal. “Founded in 2017, B2BQuotes.com has become the best reference tool to find trustworthy service providers for your web marketing projects. We can help you for any type of project ranging from a simple one page web site to a fully-fledged and optimized e-commerce website with custom programming, SEO and social media campaign.”

MyCougar.com sold for $2,100 at Sedo, and we’re not talking about the animal in the cat family. “Welcome to My Cougar – the online adult dating site where like-minded people chat, meet and fulfill their fantasies.”

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Mozilla, National Science Foundation Offer $2M Prize for a Decentralized Web

CircleID CircleID: Mozilla and the National Science Foundation have announced a $2 million prize for ideas that decentralize the web; prizes will be available for both early-stage design concepts and fully-working prototypes. From the announcement: "To connect the unconnected and disconnected across the U.S., Mozilla today is accepting applications for the Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (WINS) challenges. Sponsored by NSF, a total of $2 million in prize money is available for wireless solutions that get people online after disasters, or that connect communities lacking reliable Internet access."

To prize is available for U.S.-based entrants to one of the following two separate challenges:

— Off-the-Grid Internet Challenge: "When disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes strike, communications networks are among the first pieces of critical infrastructure to overload or fail. How can we leverage both the Internet's decentralized design and current wireless technology to keep people connected to each other — and vital messaging and mapping services — in the aftermath of a disaster?"

— Smart Community Networks Challenge: "Many communities across the U.S. lack reliable Internet access. Sometimes commercial providers don't supply affordable access; sometimes a particular community is too isolated; sometimes the speed and quality of access is too slow. How can we leverage existing infrastructure — physical or network — to provide high-quality wireless connectivity to communities in need?"
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Cyberattack on UK Parliament Halts Email Access

CircleID: UK parliament has been the target of a "sustained and determined" cyberattack by hackers attempting to gain access to Member of Parliaments' and their staffers' email accounts. The Guardian reports: "Both houses of parliament were targeted o...
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Pharmacy Chain Boots Terminates Its New TLD .boots

CircleID CircleID: "Boots becomes latest company to terminate new gTLD but other '.brands' go full steam ahead." Trevor Little reporting in World Trademark Review: "Pharmacy chain Boots has become the latest company to signal an intention to terminate a Registry Agreement (RA), this time for the '.boots' TLD. ... Others that have previously decided against proceeding with '.brand' applications including South Korean industrial conglomerate Doosan, publisher Guardian News & Media and cosmetics giant L'Oreal. ... While a negative development for the new gTLD programme, it should not be viewed as an indicator that '.brands' are losing their lustre — on the contrary, the rollout of branded spaces shows no sign of slowing."
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AUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 23, 2017

Domain Shane Domain Shane: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on June 23, 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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Top 10 Namejet sales for yesterday as listed on Namebio.
hopex.com $2,988
27789.com $2,200
yncw.com $1,408
jswy.com $1,210
59332.com $1,110
sjlx.com $1,109
fga.net $1,101
wkpg.com $1,100
fydb.com $1,011
kjzt.com $990

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