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  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
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  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
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  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
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  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
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  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
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Security report names domain registrar – DNW Podcast #291

Domain Name Wire - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 15:30

Report about malware distributed through browser plugins questions registrar’s role.

My guest this week is Eric Poyton, a security researcher with Awake. Awake security issued a report last week about a network of malware and connected it to a large number of domain names at ICANN-accredited registrar Galcomm. We discuss how Awake discovered the issue, the tricky way the perpetrators tried to cover their tracks, and what role Poyton thinks domain registrars should have in shutting down malware rings like this.

Also: Domain parking woes, GoDaddy’s opt-out email dodges the issue, Chrome URLs and more.

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Facebook and Google ad credits are like the Fed printing money

Domain Name Wire - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 13:34

Ad auction platforms are giving out advertising funds to keep ad prices up.

How do you keep ad auction prices up during a pandemic? Print advertising money!

Ad auction markets have been in turmoil since Covid-19 shut down much of the economy. Ad rates plummeted at Facebook and Google.

Both companies announced various promotional grants or credits to companies to help them through the crisis. Last week I received an email from Google informing me that it had deposited a $100 credit in one of my accounts “as a gesture of support.”

But the companies aren’t giving away free advertising from the bottom of their hearts. Much like the Federal Reserve trying to stabilize financial markets, ad platforms are trying to stabilize auction prices.

And what better way to do that than to take a page out of the Fed’s playbook: print money!

This pushes up the price that other advertisers are paying for clicks. The goal of giving away advertising funds isn’t to help small businesses. It’s to push ad auction prices up.

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Intel and Metlife terminate their top level domains

Domain Name Wire - Sat, 06/20/2020 - 13:50

Two large companies ditch their dot-brands.

Chip company Intel and insurance giant Metlife have canceled their dot-brand top level domain names.

The two companies notified ICANN about their decisions last month, and ICANN published preliminary determinations not to transition the domains this week.

Intel originally applied for .intel and .powerbook. It withdrew the .powerbook application, but .intel proceeded to delegation. The company created a handful of second level domains including software.intel, ark.intel, and jobs.intel but only forwarded the domains to pages on Intel.com.

Metlife does not appear to have actively used .metlife.

Last week, ICANN published a termination notice from Special Broadcasting Service Corporation for .sbs.

 

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.Org generated $95 million revenue last year

Domain Name Wire - Fri, 06/19/2020 - 17:27

Public Interest Registry reveals financials in its annual report.

The .org top level domain generated close to $95 million in revenue last year, Public Interest Registry (PIR) disclosed.

Public Interest Registry released its 2019 annual report (pdf) yesterday. It notes that the non-profit’s operating income was $60 million and that it distributed $67.5 million to Internet Society, the recipient of its profits.

Domains under management fell slightly from 10.3 million to 10.1 million. This drop was expected; PIR focused on the quality of new registrations rather than volume during the year. The number of .org domains renewed in 2019 was higher than in 2018, but new creates were down. The renewal rate hit 78.2% during the year.

Ethos Capital, a private equity firm, planned to acquire Public Interest Registry for $1.135 billion this year, but the deal was canceled after ICANN rejected the deal.

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4 reasons virtual events can be better than in-person events

Domain Name Wire - Fri, 06/19/2020 - 15:50

There are benefits to virtual events vs. in-person events.

NamesCon has announced a virtual conference taking place September 9-11, 2021. Organizers promise educational sessions, regional tracks, networking, and virtual vendor booths.

You might think that nothing can replace in-person conferences, and you’re right. The key is to think of virtual conferences not as a replacement for physical conferences, but as a different type of educational and networking experience.

I recently helped my wife organize a virtual event and have evaluated lots of online event platforms. Here are four ways I’ve found that a virtual conference can be better than a live conference:

Networking can be better – It seems counterintuitive, but networking virtually can be better than in person. Sure, there are no late-night meet-at-the-bar discussions, but there are upsides. For one, you might meet people you wouldn’t otherwise meet. I know that I tend to greet people at conferences that I already know. Virtual event networking can introduce you to more people. Those conversations can be one-on-one without the distractions of people coming up to interrupt you, talking over a loud crowd, etc. It’s also easier to take notes and follow up. And for introverts who don’t like to walk up to strangers, automated matchmaking at virtual events is a big plus.

Better content and more flexible viewing – Let’s face it, many conferences rehash the same topics with the same speakers each year. Virtual conferences must up the game to keep people interested, and this puts pressure on organizers to do a better job. Hopefully, NamesCon 360 will deliver. A benefit of virtual conferences is that it’s easier to switch between sessions. Recorded sessions make it possible to attend two sessions held at the same time.

Vendors can reach a larger audience at a lower cost – The economics of virtual conferences are different. This means that vendors can get in front of their target audience without spending as much for a vendor spot and spending thousands on a booth, travel, and cheap plastic swag.

More people can attend – NamesCon hasn’t announced pricing yet, but most virtual events are free or very low cost to attend. Even putting aside the ticket price, there’s no airfare and hotel tab for virtual events. This means more people from more parts of the world can attend.

Note that the title of this article is that virtual events can be better, not that they necessarily are. NamesCon 360 will be different for sure. Organizers need to deliver with a solid platform and great content.

One concern I have is that the event stretches over three days. Virtual events need critical mass for networking and vendor booths to make sense, and I worry that spreading it over three days instead of one will make it difficult to sustain audience momentum. But I’m hopeful this event can bring us all together in a time that we can’t meet in person.

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Report on CentralNic sheds light on domain parking business

Domain Name Wire - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 21:47

Report reveals performance of domain monetization during pandemic downturn. 

Domain monetization is taking a hit in Q2.

Did you know that public companies can pay research firms to cover them? Well, at least if the company is traded on the London AIM.

Domain name company CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) entered into a deal to pay Edison Investment Research £49,500 per year to produce a detailed report on the company and make quarterly updates.

With that significant disclosure out of the way, Edison’s initial report is worth reading. It lays out the CentralNic roll-up investment thesis in a way that the company probably couldn’t do itself due to forecasting and guidance rules.

It also discloses more details about the company’s domain name monetization business that it acquired late last year — Team Internet.

Team Internet owns domain parking company ParkingCrew.com.

As I suspected, Team Internet has taken a bit of a hit in Q2 during the Covid-19 crisis as the ad market has come under pressure.

CentralNic grossed $56.4 in Q1 2020, but Edison forecasts $43 million in Q2 due to the ad slowdown. Domain registrations are up, so the hit on the ad business must be severe.

The report states that CentralNic hopes to cater more to domain investors with its acquisition of Team Internet.

It also discloses some of the economics of the ParkingCrew business. The service monetizes 22 million domains owned by 35,000 people. It pays 75% of its earnings to the investor and keeps the other 25%. This nets out to $10.09 on average per domain per year to the investor and $3.36 to CentralNic.

Update: Edison has updated its report, changing the numbers it reported regarding parking. The report now states:

From its share, Team Internet pays the majority (the exact percentage is based on multiple factors like the quality of traffic) to the domain name investor, retaining a small portion to run the platform. Based on 22m domain names, Team Internet’s reported revenue of US$74m (51 weeks to 24 December 2019), implies average revenue per domain name for Team Internet of c US$3.36.

I wouldn’t discount the original report details, however. I suspect that, on average, it pays out 75% and keeps 25%. Its reported revenue numbers are likely net of partner payouts.

The business generates $1.6M of revenue per employee.

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Two facts to know before investing in long numeric domains

Domain Name Wire - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:33

You should know these facts before investing in long numeric domain names.

Just the other day, an investor posted a list of long numeric domains on Namepros and asked me to comment. Since I get this kind of question all the time, I’ll give you two facts to know before investing in long numeric domains.

Fact 1: Long numeric domains (beyond 4N) are rarely used in corporate China. Therefore, if you buy a long numeric domain with the hope of selling to Chinese end users, it may be very hard.

Fact 2: Numbers have no intrinsic Chinese meanings. Therefore, when investing in a long numeric domain, it may be fruitless to find a Chinese meaning.

Only a small set of numbers have the so-called “Chinese meanings”.

Meanings may come from general usage. For example, 360 is associated with the observation that it takes 360 degrees to complete a circle. As a result, Chinese people see 360 to mean “complete, total, comprehensive”. In 2015, 360 Total Security (奇虎360) acquired 360.com for reportedly about 100 million yuan ($17 million). The reason is simple: 360.com matches its brand and is associated with the “total” meaning.

A number often gets its meaning because it rhymes with a Chinese expression. For example, the Alibaba wholesale marketplace 1688.com rhymes with Yi Lu Fa Fa (一路发发=making a fortune all the way) as well as Alibaba (阿里巴巴).

Nevertheless, we do see some long numeric domains sell for 4 or 5 figures. This is mostly because there is a different market called the investor market, which is different from the end user market that we normally refer to. Long numeric domains are mostly traded between investors. As long as investors believe such domains have value, the game will continue.

Finally, I must admit that I have never acquired any long numeric domains because my target is end users. As long as you know which market you are targeting, long numeric domains may be very profitable for some investors.

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What sold (and why) on NameJet and Snapnames last month

Domain Name Wire - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 19:22

Joseph Peterson takes an in-depth look at Web.com’s aftermarket sales in May.

Webmonkey circa 2002. The domain sold for $65,500 last month.

Once upon a time, people learning how to build websites and perform SEO went to a Lycos-owned tutorial site called WebMonkey.com.  It had its ups and downs, shuttered in 2004, reopened and re-closed in 2006, etc.  In 2008 the property was purchased by Condé Nast, which operates Wired, Vanity Fair, and the New Yorker, among other brands.  Even though WebMonkey has reportedly been inactive since 2013, it’s still surprising that such a high-profile company would allow the domain name to expire rather than pay roughly $10 to keep it.  But evidently they did.  And the property sold for $65,500 at auction last month.  Oops?

Another defunct brand, MartianWatches.com, sold for $8.3k.  Meanwhile, TataDocomo.com ($2.1k), was or is a mobile network operator in India.  As recently as 2019, the company merged its customers with Bharti Airtel.  So it’s shocking that they’d allow a domain, which was in use as a website until very recently, to expire.  But inattention to corporate domain portfolios is face-palmingly common.

When the domains that branded once thriving websites are abandoned, the market will often compete to preserve them for the sake of old brand equity or back links.  Independent of the former owners, such domains have value.  But if there’s a suspicion that the old owners dropped the ball and will want their domain back, I daresay bidders will compete for the chance to sell it back to them – with an added profit margin.  All too often, the company that lost the domain is itself bidding to regain it.

Personally, I wouldn’t touch a domain that is narrowly identified with a single well known brand – not least because of the risk of losing it through the UDRP process.  A cursory glance at last month’s auctions shows a few where bidders didn’t share those scruples: NBCSN.com ($2.4k) corresponds to NBC Sports Network, which rebranded as NBCSN in recent years; HaaretzDaily.com ($9.0k) looks a lot like the longest running Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, which is based on Haaretz.com; BarclaysBank.com ($3.0k) is more than a bit like the British investment bank, Barclays, found at Barclays.co.uk; StMarysMadison.com ($2.6k) clearly refers to St. Mary’s hospital in Madison, Wisconsin; SpheralSolar.com ($2.0k) is far too close to the solar-power company, Spheral, found at SpheralPower.com; DeaStore.com ($2.6k) must surely refer to TheDeaStore.com; etc.  One can make an argument that GNLaw.com ($2.0k) can be used for a law firm other than the one found at GNLaw.co.uk.  But how many web monkeys typing on how many keyboards does it take to come up with AntonyAndTheJohnsons.com ($3.8k) by sheer coincidence?  The band has been active for 20+ years.  Who bids in such an auction?  Fans, I’m sure.

Whatever the prudence or ethics of such purchases, successful domain investment usually focuses on names with broader utility. Consider how big a market / subject is embodied by ChinaArt.com ($6.3k).  And how many investors are looking for WholesaleRealEstate.com ($2.3k).  Jewish families in countries as far flung as the UK and Argentina might look for a JewishSchool.com ($3.0k) in which to enroll their children.  People everywhere move house and ship items from time to time, and we tend to get price quotes online.  That makes ShippingCosts.com ($2.3k) and MovingCosts.com ($2.1k) potentially great lead generators.  ROSystems.com ($5.3k) is a natural authority site for reverse-osmosis water purification, especially given the fact that many companies that provide this service already write about “RO systems” on their websites.  To me, the plural of CookiesDelivery.com ($3.8k) seems a bit awkward; but I expect it does reflect how people actually type the 2 words into search engines – beginning with “cookies” and adding “delivery” as a qualifier.  So perhaps it’ll work.  Hey, whatever gets cookies to my doorstep!

It’s an election year in the USA.  Perhaps that explains the sale of CityManager.com ($7.0k) and CityCouncil.com ($4.0k).  CordlessDrills.com ($2.6k) is self-explanatory.  Chainless.com ($3.6k), however, wasn’t immediately obvious until I saw nothing but chainless bikes in SERPs.  These last 2 are perfect for e-commerce.  So is BeeHouse.com ($4.3k) for all the beekeepers out there.  HealthLawyer.com ($4.0k) seems overly broad, but it is memorable.

There is also a long list of 2-word “brandables” among last month’s top-performing auctions: DataMatrix.com ($9.6k); BuildingWorks.com ($9.6k); GenerationNext.com ($7.4k), which refers to the youth of today; CollegeView.com ($7.1k); ApartmentFinders.com ($6.3k); BlueRaven.com ($4.0k), which sounds like a pub;
BankFreedom.com ($3.9k); InfoScan.com ($3.6k); HoneyHill.com ($2.2k), which is also the site of a battle during the American Civil War; PixelSoft.com ($2.2k), which is a few decades late to be imitating a name like “Microsoft”; and PornHunter .com ($2.0k).  Some make use of bland positive adjectives, which works well for AgileSales.com ($3.5k) but seems rather vague for SuperiorBank.com ($2.9k), InnovativeHealth.com ($2.9k), and SageAnalysis.com ($2.8k).  Sometimes the simplest combinations – like adding the prefix “my” or “your” – outperform much more inventive names.  Just look at MyAdvocate.com ($18.5k) or YourTour.com ($7.1k).

Other “brandables” are so short than they look and feel more like single words: Certik.com ($10.5k), DataGo.com ($5.3k), EverGo.com ($3.8k), Outlanders.com ($3.0k), Musican.com ($2.5k), to name a few.  Breedr.com ($2.8k), of course, is just 1 “E” short of being a real word.  So is Musican.com, but it would be pronounced differently.  At least 3 are related to finance: FinServ.com ($3.0k), FinShop.com ($2.5k), Financeable.com ($2.2k).  UMark.com ($2.7k) corresponds to a brand of software for photo watermarking, which protects the image’s copyright.  Nevertheless, someone acting in good faith could use the name in a completely different way.  Caino.com ($3.2k) might look like a neologism, but it’s actually a commune in northern Italy.

Just because a domain matches a pre-existing brand name, that doesn’t mean the brand is being targeted unfairly if the domain is offered for sale.  Frequently, many websites / products / organizations share the same name (or very similar names) without conflict.  And a matching domain could be purchased by any 1 of them or used by a newcomer to brand a non-overlapping project.  Examples of such domains include Antea.com ($4.8k), which might be an upgrade for antea-int.com, anteaprevencion.com, anteagroup.com, et al.  Corpy.com corresponds to an AI company based in Japan, which already operates sites in English and Japanese at Corpy.co and Corpy.co.jp.  They’d be the most likely buyer, but it’s easy to imagine an unrelated project using this name.  As for NamasteYoga.com ($3.0k), the brand name is so cliché that there must be dozens of small local companies called “Namaste” offering yoga lessons.  Take namasteyogastudio.net, namaste-yoga.net, namasteyogastudio.com, ilovenamaste.com, just for starters.

One prime niche for domain investors has always been single-word .COMs.  That includes the national currency of Israel / Palestine, the Shekel.com ($15.0k).  Not a bad price, if you ask me, for something in daily use by millions of people and directly tied to money.  It could be used for Forex, banking, finance in general, or even as something non-financial – as a stand-in for place and culture, perhaps for a local magazine.  Incidentally, StandIn.com ($2.6k) also sold.  That’s not the only dangling preposition that could be classified as a single word: CarryOns.com ($2.8k), which refers to small luggage at an airport, was a great bargain.  That’s another domain ripe for e-commerce.

Some single-word .COMs are a bit more obscure.  An imbalance in the hormone Seratonin.com ($2.2k) has been tied to depression.  So that domain might lead to medical treatments.  Libation.com ($3.7k) is an archaic term that shows up naturally enough in placards at museums and sometimes in stilted poetry.  Also in the title of a play by Aeschylus.  It means a drink poured out as an offering to the gods – wine, blood, coca-cola, all of the above.  How do you turn that domain name into a 21st-century brand, I find myself wondering.  GangPlank.com ($3.6k) is equally archaic but more familiar due to pirate movies.  Same question there.  I’m also curious about Selves.com ($2.0k); but I see potential there as a title for a game, book, or movie.

The 2nd-highest sale was a 3-letter .COM: KPH.com ($25.0k).  Back in 2015, we used to see about 10 0f these per month.  When it comes to acronym and numerical domains, the pace of sales has clearly slowed since the Chinese surge.  But such sales have never stopped.  Last month, there were 2 other 3-character domains – 1 with a hyphen and 1 with a numeral: F-M.com ($3.7k) and BL7.com ($2.5k).  Also, there was not only a 5-digit but also a 7-digit numeric: 13320.com ($2.8k) and 5211314.com ($2.5k).  And, of course, a couple of pinyin items: BaiMeng.com ($7.1k) and HuanMao.com ($6.4k).

None of the 5 LLLL.com domains that surpassed $2k last month are in the vowelless, “V”-less style known as “CHIPs”: REAF.com ($12.7k), EHUO.com ($5.0k), KUIK.com ($4.4k), TOPQ.com ($4.3k), AQOL.com ($2.0k).  That fits the tendency we’ve been observing lately.

There were 7 sales of “Not .COMs” – none of them nTLDs, as usual.  5 were .ORG and 2 .NET: Inhalants.org ($14.5k), Nectac.org ($12.7k), FERI.org ($4.6k), AfricaAction.org ($3.5k), JE.net ($8.3k), OAK.net ($4.9k).  Having bought and sold American.org, I found the price paid for AmericanHS.org ($8.8k) to be surprisingly high; but there might be a back story to the domain.

Last month there was a surprisingly large contingent of personal names – from the unusually spelled Elanor.com ($2.7k) to Hendriks.com ($5.3k), Harter.com ($4.5k), Siger.com ($3.4k), and Pangburn.com ($3.1k).  One of them, Rowan.com ($22.7k), was the 3rd highest sale last month.  All I could think of is Atkinson – a.k.a. Black Adder and Mr. Bean.  But it’s more likely to be yarns.

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13 end user domain sales up to $45,000

Domain Name Wire - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 16:11

A low carbon commodity firm, chat app, and accounting firm bought domain names at Sedo.

The process of discovering end user sales has changed in recent years as domain registrars began redacting Whois information in response to GDPR. GoDaddy recently joined the club, redacting information for customers worldwide. This creates some challenges for identifying buyers. But it’s not impossible.

This column of Sedo sales has managed to go on since GDPR. I have to rely more on domain buyers forwarding the domain to another site or developing their site quickly. Sometimes, as is the case with this week’s top sale, it’s clear that it’s an end user but unclear which company that is.

Here’s a list of some of the end user domain name sales from the past week. You can review previous end user sales lists here.

Me.nu $45,000 – I don’t know who bought it yet, but the buyer changed the nameservers to AWS and it’s clearly an end user.

ClimatePositive.com €25,000 – This was the top .com sale for the week and was purchased by SCB Brokers. SCB is a global low carbon commodity firm whose mission is to promote the adoption of a low carbon future.

SoulBuddy.com $8,662 – SoulBuddy is an app: “SoulBuddy app is a free competitive chat forum for people aged 16+, where users (we call them “Buddies”), previously unknown to each other, chat over a video call for 5 mins and afterwards score each other’s 1-on-1 performance based on criteria, such as kindness, authenticity and respect.”

Institut.com €4,888 – Forwards to DatenSchutzManagement.de, the website for the German data security firm, Sachverständigenbüro Mülot GmbH.

PartyTickets.com $4,000 – This site is still in development with a message posted that says, “Find and create your party”.

PoolContractor.com $3,500 – This is a website for searching for and listing pool services and pool contractors in various U.S. locations. A notice at the bottom says it’s powered by PoolMarketing.com, so that’s likely the buyer.

Bambridge.com $3,333 – Bambridge Accountants bought this domain name. It is a boutique accountancy firm in the UK specializing in US and UK taxation of creative professionals and UK expatriates.

AlmaStudios.com €2,990 – Alma Studios is a French company that offers audio storytelling products for children.

MindGoal.com $2,899 – LRK Partners of Frisco, Texas bought this domain. LRK seems to be an investment firm or startup incubator.

BitField.com $2,750 – This domain was bought by BlackMars Capital GmbH, a German investment firm that invests in technology companies. A logo on the site is for Bitfield AG.

OBF24.de €2,250 – Forwards to organicbabyfood24.de, a German e-commerce site for ordering organic baby food, formula and other natural food products for babies.

Vindur.com $2,000 – Weiss Klimatechnik GmbH, a German manufacturing company that develops air conditioning units and products under the Vindur brand.

BooksOnDemand.de €2,000 – Forwards to BOD.de. BoD is a German company that provides services for publishing and selling books and e-books in bookstores.

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GoDaddy’s domain privacy email buries the lede

Domain Name Wire - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 19:17

GoDaddy customers are unlikely to understand their options.

 

GoDaddy has begun sending emails to customers about changes to domain privacy.

As I wrote about on June 8, the company has started redacting personal information from Whois records. This means the Domains by Proxy service is no longer necessary for most people.

GoDaddy will give customers who pay $10 a year for this service a pro-rated refund or upgrade them to an enhanced domain protection service.

Here’s the email:

(Subject) Important: Upgraded protection coming to your domains.

We’re upgrading the protection for your domains to something even better, and at no additional cost to you.

We care about your privacy and the protection of your domains, so we’ll soon be upgrading them from Private Registration to Full Domain Privacy & Protection. It will include these features to protect your domains and private information:

  • Protects against active threats like domain hijackers and malicious transfers.
  • Safeguards you from honest mistakes like accidental transfer or expired credit cards.*
  • Prevents spam with private email forwarding.

The following domains are scheduled to be upgraded:

(redacted)

The best part? You don’t need to take any action at all. We’re going to take care of the upgrade for you.

Sincerely,

GoDaddy Domains Team

P.S. If you’d prefer not to upgrade, please click here to cancel your Private Registration add-on product by July 16, 2020. A refund will be issued for the remaining term of your current products.

* The expiration protection feature requires that your domains be set to automatically renew. Click here to learn more.

At best, this email buries the lede. At worst, it completely omits it. And that is that the product customers originally paid for is no longer necessary at all. If all they care about is keeping their information out of Whois then they should ask for a refund.

It’s not surprising that GoDaddy is trying push people to the new service. Whois Privacy likely generates over $100 million in profit for the company annually. That’s a big deal for a company that skirts around the GAPP profitability line.

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Verisign gets IDN suggestion patent

Domain Name Wire - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 16:29

Patent helps domain searchers find translations and transliterations.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 10,686,750 (pdf) to Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for Alternate character set domain name suggestion and registration using translation and transliteration.

The patent describes a way for searchers to enter a word and see both translations and transliterations of the word, and check their domain registration status.

This is applicable to internationalized domain names (IDN). An IDN is a domain name that includes at least one non-ASCII character. Many top level domain names allow people to register domain names in languages with non-ASCII character sets, such as Arabic, Japanese and Russian. These domains can be registered in .com, and Verisign now offers some transliterations of .com to the right of the dot. (A transliteration of .com is essentially something that makes the same sound as ‘com’ in the language.)

Verisign applied for the patent in 2017.

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Google continues to tinker with URLs in Chrome

Domain Name Wire - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 14:44

New test obscures the full URL.

A screenshot from a Google video explaining ways to make URLs more human-friendly, published in January 2020.

Google is at it again, tinkering with how it displays URLs in the Chrome browser.

The company has tested different ways of showing a site’s identity in search as well as Chrome.

Android Police notes that a new test feature shows only the second and top level domain and hides the path after that. It might be that the full URL is displayed if you hover over the Omnibox/address.

Being able to see the full URL quickly is essential. I use it for clues about where I am on a website’s structure, when the content was published, and more.

But not everyone agrees, especially when it comes to how less sophisticated web users interact with URLs.

Seen in the best possible light, Google wants to ensure a good customer experience. This means avoiding phishing sites and having a clean browsing experience. Google engineers shared their view of URLs in this video. This is Google’s official reasoning for the new test; it wants to see if it makes it easier for users to identify phishing and social engineering sites.

And for domain names, focusing so much on the second level domain could be a good thing. It focuses on domains as a brand.

But as Android Police points out, you can look at this in a different light:

However, it’s also worth considering that making the web address less important, as this feature does, benefits Google as a company. Google’s goal with Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) and similar technologies is to keep users on Google-hosted content as much as possible, and Chrome for Android already modifies the address bar on AMP pages to hide that the pages are hosted by Google. Modifying addresses on the desktop is another step towards making them irrelevant, which hurts the decentralized nature of the internet as a whole.

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38 spam calls in four days

Domain Name Wire - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 13:22

This is what happens when you register a domain name without Whois privacy or redaction.

I’ve written a lot lately about the robocalls and telemarketing calls you get after registering a domain that doesn’t have redacted Whois information.

Over the past month or two, the volume of robocalls I get has decreased substantially. But when I accidentally registered some domains with public Whois information a week or two ago, the onslaught began.

Last week was particularly bad. It was frustrating because I was busy painting and managing a remodel of my house, so I had to pay attention when my phone rang or dinged.

I received 38 such calls from Monday through Thursday last week. The high point was Monday with 13 calls. On a “new” normal day, I get just one or two spam calls, so almost all of the recent calls can be attributed to the domain registrations.

This is in addition to many SMS ads every day. I deleted most of them but was receiving 5-6 per day.

So my phone was being hit 10-15 times a day due to domain registrations.

My experience is not abnormal. Domain name registrars that do not redact phone numbers are allowing their customers to be barraged with unwanted solicitations.

The pool of spam targets is smaller now that GoDaddy is redacting information. That means that customers of registrars that aren’t redacting are going to receive even more solicitations.

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One Word Domains site releases version 2.0

Domain Name Wire - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 21:19

Upgrades include synonyms, premium tags.

A new and popular site for finding one-word domain names has released version 2.0.

I interview the site’s creator, Steven Tey, on DNW Podcast #287.

OneWord.Domains helps you find available one-word domains in extensions such as .app, .co, .ai and .io.

The updated version includes several new features:

  1. Click “more like this” to see available synonyms of a domain
  2. Premium tags on domains that have registry premiums instead of regular fees
  3. Two-word .com domains

You can now advertise your one-word domains for sale, too, for 10 cents per click. I imagine this would work best for lower-cost domains. 136 domains have been registered via clicks on OneWord.Domains in the past 30 days, so there’s definitely activity.

I registered two domains from the two-word .com list over the weekend.

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Codebank.com sold for low 6 figures

Domain Name Wire - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 21:07

Chinese domain company reports six-figure English-language domain sale.

According to West.cn via eName, Codebank.com recently sold for about 1 million yuan (about $150,000).

Whois record shows the domain was registered in 2002. Wayback machine’s first record of Codebank.com is 2004, but no real website development has been done ever since.

CodeBank.com already has a sales page and the domain is being brokered by domain brokerage firm eName.

I did a Baidu search and found two similar domains already developed into Chinese websites: Codebank.cn (cloud-based coding services) and Codebank.me (code depository).

There is great demand for English domains in China. Many startups prefer English brand and domain, likely because they aspire to become a global business. I see this trend almost every day when I read Chinese venture capital news.

How can we bank on this opportunity? Make sure your domains are also exposed to potential buyers in China. This can be achieved by listing your domain at a marketplace that has retail outlets in China. A good example is Afternic, which I use predominantly. I just set a price for a domain and let Afternic handle the rest. This approach has the added benefits of overcoming the language and payment barriers.

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Stealing the keys to the internet – DNW Podcast #290

Domain Name Wire - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 15:30

A drama about domain names.

A drama about ICANN and domain names? Ryan Estrada made it entertaining with his 9-part drama podcast Big Data about stealing the keys to the internet. On today’s show, Ryan explains how it came together and how he managed to get people like Jermaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords and Felicia Day to participate. Ryan also talks about how someone used a domain he let expire to try to impersonate him.

Also: No more public Whois at GoDaddy, Lotto Sport asked to pay up, Schilling and Negari selling cars, and a discussion about what happened with Epik last week.

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GoDaddy warns customers about theft with 3 new levels of domain privacy

Domain Name Wire - Sun, 06/14/2020 - 15:46

GoDaddy’s new cross-sell warns about domain theft.

GoDaddy warns customers about domain theft in its new checkout cross-sell.

Last week I wrote about how GoDaddy is now redacting most personal information in Whois records. People who paid for Whois Privacy now have the option of getting an improved “Full Domain Privacy” product or a pro-rated refund.

But it looks like there’s more to GoDaddy’s (NYSE: GDDY) privacy changes. The company has introduced three levels of privacy and changed some of the details of the Full product.

Basic Privacy Protection is what comes standard now. GoDaddy redacts your personal name, phone number and email address from Whois records.

Full Domain & Privacy Protection redacts your remaining information including Organization name and state/province and country.  It also adds a forwarding email address like Domains by Proxy did. Customers also get protection from accidental domain expiration and hijacking.

Ultimate Domain & Privacy Protection adds malware scans and blacklist checks. Last week, the malware scans were included in the Full service.

GoDaddy customers are no longer warned about spam when they check out. Now, GoDaddy warns them that there are 170,000 domain theft attempts a year (see picture).

While Basic is free, Full costs $10/year and Ultimate is $15/year.

One thing to keep an eye on is what happens to the expired domain market. If lots of GoDaddy customers convert to Full, their domains won’t expire when they usually would. It’s not clear how long registrants have to renew in case of an invalid credit card, but I suspect GoDaddy adds one year to the registration.

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ICANN general meeting will (unsurprisingly) be virtual

Domain Name Wire - Fri, 06/12/2020 - 13:03

All meetings this year will occur virtually.

ICANN has decided that its Annual General Meeting in October will be held virtually.

ICANN69 was originally scheduled to be held in Hamburg, Germany. But, like the March meeting and this month’s Policy Forum, the domain overseer is moving it online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The virtual meeting will be held October 17-22.

ICANN’s events attract a diverse group of people from all over the world. Even if attendees weren’t concerned about the virus, current travel and visa restrictions would make it challenging for many people to attend.

Hopefully, ICANN will be able to resume in-person meetings sometime next year. It has meetings scheduled for March 2021 (Cancun), June (The Hague) and October (Seattle).

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Why this odd domain received 227 bids at auction

Domain Name Wire - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 20:05

It seems like a random string of five characters. There’s a bit more to it.

I enjoy reading the daily auction recap by Travis at DSAD.com. This exercise helps me understand what kind of domains are selling in the market. On June 4, he reported an interesting domain sale.

JCZQW.com closed at $3,605 in an auction. There were 227 bids, which is the second-highest on the list. The price is also the highest among 5L .com sales in 2020, as reported by Namebio. My curiosity was aroused.

I suspected that JCZQW.com had some sort of connection with a Chinese end user, so I followed the steps outlined in “Three steps to Chinese end user research” to try to get the answer.

Step 1: Check JCZQW.cn. JCZQW.cn does not resolve.

Step 2: Check JCZQW.com.cn. JCZQW.com.cn does not resolve either.

Step 3: Enter “JCZQW” into Baidu. I found JCZQW.cc in the search result, so I clicked the URL to check its contents.

JCZQW.cc is a news portal reporting on soccer matches around the world. Its name is Jiang Cheng Zu Qiu Wang (江城足球网=JiangCheng soccer network). Therefore, JCZQW is the acronym for the name of the site.

Could it be the familiar story of JCZQW.cc upgrading to JCZQW.com? It is more than that. The search result page also showed entries mentioning JCZQW.com as a soccer site.

So I checked Wayback Machine and realized that JCZQW.com was a soccer news portal starting from 2005, but it abruptly disappeared in January 2017. Three months later, JCZQW.cc appeared, carrying the same site name and soccer news. Apparently, JCZQW.cc continued where JCZQW.com left off.

One possibility is that JCZQW.com expired accidentally and was acquired by an investor. The domain expired again this month and finally went back to the original owner. To confirm my suspicion, we’ll have to wait for contents to appear on JCZQW.com.

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Lotto Sport Italia asked to pay $245,000 for reverse domain name hijacking

Domain Name Wire - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 14:41

Owner of two gaming-related domains had to file a lawsuit to protect his domains after adverse UDRP ruling.

A man who won a reverse domain name hijacking claim against Lotto Sport is asking for Attorneys’ fees.

Lawyers for a man who won a reverse domain name hijacking charge against Lotto Sport Italia have asked a judge to force the sports company to pay approximately $245,000 to the domain owner.

David Dent acquired LottoStore .com and LottoWorks .com for over $11,000 for his online gaming business. Shortly after registering the domain names, Lotto Sport filed a UDRP with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). WIPO ruled in favor of Lotto Sport in a case that was flimsily defended.

Dent then hired new lawyers to protect his domains with a lawsuit in U.S. federal district court. The judge granted Dent’s motion for summary judgment and ruled that Lotto Sport was attempting Reverse Domain Name Hijacking.

Now, Dent is asking the court to award him attorneys’ fees of $243,991.50 (pdf).

The lawsuit states:

Large, multimillion dollar corporations should not be able to force individuals or smaller businesses to choose between losing hundreds of thousands of dollars (even if they win) to keep their property, or surrendering, simply because the large corporation has deep pockets and a large litigation budget. Potential UDRP plaintiffs need to know that if they force legitimate domain owners such as David to take them to court to protect their property from seizure based on shoddy or non-existent cybersquatting claims, they have some exposure in terms of attorneys’ fees. Absent this, the bully will always win (right or wrong), because the little guy will have no choice but to surrender.

Dent is represented by Jeffrey Johnson of Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts, LLP, and John Berryhill.

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