Friday, February 28, 2014

Forbes Covers New gTLD Cybersquatting

The article, Cybersquatters Rush To Claim Brands In The New GTLD Territories, which was published today on Forbes, highlights a number of domain name registrations that it believes should be considered cybersquatting.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Today we’d like to share a little story...

The avalanche of new TLDs awakened held the power to tell a story, the power to! With built into every name, he saw potential that invigorated his!,,, he wouldn’t have to Maybe he could simply But where?

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Top 20 Mistakes Made by New gTLD Registries And How to Avoid Them

You have invested a lot of money into a new gTLD, paid ICANN, secured the name, invested in technology and you HAVE TO make it a success.

Everyone is go, GO, GO! There is a lot of competition. All the Registries are looking for that extra competitive edge. Everyone is watching; some will stumble at the start of the race, others will be fast out of the starting blocks. The question is, are you willing to go that extra mile?

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While Most of the domain industry debates new gtlds, 4.CN is lighting it up selling numeric domains

While most of the domain world is talking about new gtlds and registration numbers, 4.CN is selling some nice numeric .com domains for big numbers.

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Without Domainers, New gTLDs Would/Will Most Likely Fail

In my opinion, domainers represent a *considerably* more important variable in the new gTLD game than most people think and through this post, I will try to explain why and what the implications are.
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Thursday, February 20, 2014

What if Domain Investors Buy the Good gTLD Domain Names?

The gTLD program was supposed to ensure that EVERYONE could receive the domain they wanted. In reality, domainers are going to buy all the good word combinations and end users are back to square one.
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.Wiki Picks For Sunrise and Landrush Auctions

The .wiki TLD is targeting four major demographic markets: enterprise wikis, enthusiast wikis, developer wikis and individual wikis.
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.BUZZ Release Premium Domain List With Prices As High As $46,880

The most expensive domain name on the list is Games.Buzz at $46,880 but its on the ICANN collision list so its not quiet available yet.
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

Deals.XYZ Sells For $8,100 On

In a auction which just closed today the domain name just sold for $8,100.

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Can a new gTLD registration identify a .COM buyer?

If the owner of a receives an inquiry on his domain name, the first thing he or she should do is perform a Whois search for the keyword.GTLD.
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Friday, February 14, 2014

People are buying new TLDs when the “matching” .com is available

Would you pay over $1,000 for when you could get for just $10?
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X.VENTURES sells for $1,000

In yesterday’s Weekly Brokerage Listings post, Aaron Strong tested the waters to see if he could make a quick flip on X.Ventures, and he offered the domain name for sale for $1,000. As you can see in a subsequent comment, Aaron announced that this domain name was sold. I am not sure if the transaction has been completed or not, but that was a nice flip for him.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Breaking: 13 .GURU Domains Are Now Listed For Sale On Flippa

There are currently 13 .GURU domains listed for sale on Flippa, they are

.GURU domaining

The first website to "re-re-rent" .GURU domain names.

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Secrets to Consumer Engagement Post-gTLD with James Anstey

Building brand buzz at the point of launch is one of the most important elements to avoid being lost in the crowd and losing momentum as you compete with hundreds of new .Brands and .Generics coming online. Capture the attention of your audience and give the investment in your TLD the best chance of success by ensuring that your brand’s “voice” is heard.

Attendees at the forthcoming Digital Marketing & gTLD Strategy Congress this March in NY, have the opportunity to gain high level practical insights that will help them move their TLD from strategy to reality.Uncover the strategies that the worlds’ leading brands use to capture market share.

Discover The Secrets to Consumer Engagement Post-gTLD with James Anstey, SVP, Digital H+K Digital.

Learn How a TLD can Effectively Build an Integrated Social Media Strategy and Connect With Customers with Gemma Craven, Executive Director, Head of Social Customer Engagement, OgilvyOne Worldwide and Ensure Your TLD’s Digital Identity Matches Your Users Brand Experience with Paul Dyer, Chief Commercial Officer, W20 Group.

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Domain investor’s guide to gTLDs

For the past year and a half, the details of this monumental change in the Internet name space became increasingly available; while the road that led to the creation of a “white paper” on gTLDs has been rocky, the end result is simple:gTLDs are here, and they are here to stay.

Frank Schilling on gTLDs: Domain “traffic circulates like currents in the ocean”

In what appears to be the lengthiest comment we’ve seen Frank Schilling leaving on a blog, the founder of Uniregistry explains his predictions about brands via the introduction of gTLDs.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

I purchased three single letter new gTLD domain names: n.Ventures, n.Holdings, and g.Holdings

For me, these purchases were purely speculative. Unlike my .com domain names, I do not believe an aftermarket has been established, and I have no idea when (or if) there will be a strong aftermarket for these domain names. I think there is upside potential, but I can afford to take risks.

Sedo Is Ready & Has New gTLD’s For Sale; Afternic Does Not

Sedo has the 7 new gTLD;s already included in their drop down menu and in fact there are already hundreds of new gTLD domain names for sale in the resale market with both fixed pricing and make offers.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Why Rick Schwartz Believes Jumping on Board Early Could be Hazardous to Your Financial Health

"I expect a lot of noise in 2014. I expect all types of bogus press releases and other nonsense. I expect staged sales to try and create frenzies. I expect a lot of pain for some when those renewals come due in 1 year. I expect a lot of failures. Each one that fails makes the job of the next one all that much harder and for folks not to understand the ramifications of that are likely to lose money. I expect things to unfold like I have looked at the last 18 years. I expect any success to be held up like a man just walked on the moon for the first time while minimizing all the headwinds of reality,' Schwartz said.

On February 28th we will be launching our new registrar at

"We have a team of 19 brokers here in Grand Cayman and we realize what our strengths are. Selling names is hard work. On average, our brokers spend 4 hours on each closed deal. Our average sale price is in the vicinity of $15,000 per sale. Effective February 15th we will need to charge minimum commissions of $175 per sale. If you have domain names that are very low priced (under $1500), you can continue to sell them yourself without charge, but if you require DNS to take phone calls, do manual work and hand-hold your low price deals to completion we will need to apply this minimum charge".

Saturday, February 1, 2014

How the Dawn of New gTLDs Will Impact 2014

This year we have put together our biggest panel ever, 17 of the industry's best and brightest, and split them into two groups of eight each - one comprised of investors & developers and one of corporate leaders. We filled the extra spot with an attorney who has a foot firmly planted in multiple camps.