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Domain Portfolio Advice

Today: Visibility checklist for selling domains / Why pronounceable 5l.com’s are selling so cheap / Tape.tv sold for $3,155! / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain news. Combiair.com – comboflight.com – combiflights –...
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Cybersquatting, domain UDRPs at the WIPO and gTLDs in 2016

The trademark-friendly folks at the WIPO released data a few days ago, regarding the record number of UDRP cases examined in 2016. That report, assesses data presenting the following picture: Trademark owners filed “an all-time record” 3,036 UDRP cases with the WIPO, a 10% increase over 2015. Top TLD was .COM, involving 3,135 domain names […]

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The importance of the domain extension

Today: Quick $30 logo contest / Multi-purpose domains and email addresses / Buying semi-pronounceable 4L coms LLLL 300 – 600 each / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name news. PROMISED.me – What do you...
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New trademark application targets GEODOMAIN domain brand

A new trademark application at the USPTO for GEODOMAIN seems to introduce an alternate function for this generic keyword. Long after domain investors started using the geo-domain reference for city, town and other landmark domains as a shorthand version of “geographic domain,” an application filed on March 15th seeks to use the word for the […]

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The return of the Domainking.ng domain registrar operations

After almost 8 weeks of downtime, Domainking.NG is back in business, or so they appear to be. The Nigerian domain registrar’s Indian founders have returned to “active duty” and are responding to support tickets, actively engaging with their frustrated user base on Facebook. It seems that NiRA has lifted the suspension of the Domainking.NG domain, […]

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Proxy domain inquiries on the increase in 2017

Domain inquiries that utilize proxy third parties, are on the increase this year. Seemingly innocent queries attempt to approach domain owners, on behalf of larger entities. By using proxy domain buyers, a company can save thousands, sometimes millions of dollars. Whether these inquiries arrive from professional domain brokers, or other disassociated parties, one thing is […]
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Things I learned from my 9 years as a “domain blogger”

When I started Acro.net as a domainer’s blog in 2008, little did I know it’d continue for this long. Producing creative content predates my early domain blogger days by almost two decades, as a journalist for computer and subsequently Internet industry publications. Blogging, however, is an entirely different beast, that requires some other type of […]
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Domain investments : Hold long, for maximum ROI

My most recent five figure domain sale started as an acquisition on DNForum, around this time in 2005. The domain was part of a fire sale by the late investor, Igal Lichtman, whose “Mrs. Jello LLC” sales threads were legendary. I spent $1,000 buying two LLL .net domains, and a two word .com. Igal’s words […]
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