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20 End user domain name sales including lots of cryptocurrency domains

January 17, 2018Domaining, DomainnamewireComments Off on 20 End user domain name sales including lots of cryptocurrency domains

Cryptocurrency prices are fluctuating like mad, but crypto fans are buying domain names in droves.

The cryptocurrency and blockchain boom has definitely had an impact on relevant domain names purchases. Sedo’s sales list this week includes many blockchain related domain names. There were plenty of other crypto domains that I couldn’t tie to an end user.

But the top spot on the end user chart this week belongs to HappyMath.com, a domain name purchased by a Chinese education company.

Let’s take a look at 20 sales that took place at Sedo over the past week with end user buyers:

(You can view previous lists like this here.)

HappyMath.com $35,000 – Chinese education company OneSmart.

Otravo.com $18,500 – Otravo BV says its name stands for Online Travel Organization. Its main website is Otravo.nl.

Singpay.com $10,000 – Beijing singpay technology co., ltd bought the .com to go with Singpay.com.cn.

Kraken.co $10,000 – Bitcoin exchange Kraken bought the .co to go with its .com.

NovaHealthSystem.com $9,850 – Nova Southeastern University.

B00.com €6,300 – This doesn’t look like a domain investor purchase. The owner also has B00.nl, which has a message saying “we will be back soon.”

OfficePhone.com $7,500 – PhoneSpeak bought this category domain name.

MSmotors.com €5,000 – MS Motors in France uses the domain name MSmotors.fr.

TheRepublik.com $5,000 – Marketing firm The Republik Companies owns TheRepublik.net.

Payger.com $5,000 – The company is creating a blockchain payments system.

Zipper.io $4,999 – Another blockchain-based company.

MyHeartMonitor.com $3,900 – CardioNet, Inc sells heart medical equipment.

BitcoinInc.com $3,750 – The domain name resolves to a page that says Bitcoin Inc is “The Crypto Company”.

Rightbase.com $3,500 – Rightbase Limited looks to be starting a real estate website.

IslandRoofing.com $3,500 – The owner of IslandRoofingLLC.com smartly bought the version without LLC.

Bathlux.com $3,500 – Bathlux sells bathroom accessories.

Vinomio.com $3,000 – VinumRegio GmbH is an Italian wine and gourmet food company.

FortressCoin.com $2,650 – Victory Park Capital invests in alternative credit.

IncFast.com $2,495 – Corporate Filings LLC.

Schwartzapfel.org $2,880 – Schwartzapfel Partners P.C. I can understand why their main website is FightingForYou.com instead of the last name.



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RRPproxy launches new domainer focused UI

January 17, 2018Domaining, DomainnamewireComments Off on RRPproxy launches new domainer focused UI

This is a sponsored post+ from our friends at RRPproxy.

Domain registrar Key-Systems extended the focus of its reseller business RRPproxy particularly to domainers by launching a new responsive web interface optimized for any users with mid-size up to large domain portfolios. Along with the UI change, RRPproxy offers .com domains for $8.13 to new customers until March 31 using the promotion code BRANDnew.

Center of the interface reinvention is a bunch of usability features intended to “bring domain management to the next level“, according to Key-Systems’ CEO Alexander Siffrin. The UI comes up with a customizable dashboard using widgets for different products and processes, right-click functionality, drag&drop, pop-ups, automated processes and extensive dependency handling.

“We used these means, so that customers can reach their destination as fast as possible and then stay as long as needed to carry out their often complex tasks without needing to switch to another destination”, Siffrin explained. Examples for these means are the direct access of filters through right-click in the menu, value dependencies during the registration of TLDs with special regulations, drag&drop for taking over contacts or the automated generation of auth codes for any TLD.

Predefined domain overviews include registered domains, pending transfers, pending owner changes as well as pending restores to avoid the unintended loss of domains. All lists allow the selection of several domains for a bulk update, the definition of column headers and sorting according to column headers or tags. Domain tags consisting of any keywords as well as default or self-defined TLD categories are there to organize domains. Presets are available to specify settings for e.g. contact, name servers, tags, domain period etc. and apply them to domain portfolios.

The interface supports bulk processes for domain search, registrations, renewals, deletions, transfers as well as domain updates, supported by the list and filter options. Monetization includes purchase and sale at Sedo. Furthermore, RRPproxy offers the sale of expiring domains at SnapNames, and domain parking with ParkingCrew as well as a Premium Domain System for fast access to new gTLD premium names.

With the new web interface, RRPproxy also established several security features, among them 2-factor-authentication for login and domain lock, the limitation of IP addresses for API commands and the encrypted display of security related information such as passphrases and auth codes by default.

Being a business unit of the German-based registrar Key-Systems, RRPproxy is part of the Luxembourgian KeyDrive group, to which also the US registrar Moniker belongs. Same as RRPproxy, Moniker recently relaunched their web interface, however strengthening the focus on retail business. “While Key-Systems’ retail portal domaindiscount24 mainly aims at European customers, Moniker is the equivalent for the North American market”, states Key-Systems’ CEO Alexander Siffrin. “From a strategic point of view for the KeyDrive group, RRPproxy is the right address for resellers and domain investors.”

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What to do at NamesCon 2018

January 17, 2018Domaining, DomainnamewireComments Off on What to do at NamesCon 2018

Here are some sessions and events you won’t want to miss.

Group photo from NamesCon 2017. Photo courtesy NamesCon.

This year’s NamesCon event, taking place January 28-January 31 at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, has a slightly different structure than prior years. There’s more activity on Sunday and the conference ends earlier on Wednesday, which is followed by an “Unconference” Wednesday afternoon.

I’ve reviewed the agenda to look for sessions that you won’t want to miss. I’m particularly excited to see so many speakers I’m unfamiliar with. NamesCon has brought in new faces, so it won’t be “oh yeah, I saw this same panel the past three years!”

One quick tip before getting to the sessions: there’s a new restaurant (Robert Irvine’s Public House) at the Tropicana where the sportsbook used to be. This should alleviate a big problem with the Trop–a lack of food.

Also, if you don’t have tickets yet, you can get them for half off.

Women in Domaining Dinner – There are many more women in the domain name industry than five years ago, but it’s still a male-dominated industry. I highly recommend all women attending NamesCon to attend this event. RSVP required. Sunday 5-7pm.

Megadeth’s David Ellefson – You can wake up by 10 am on Monday to see a rock star, right? I am not a rock star, but I will be interviewing Grammy Award-winning Megadeth bassist David Ellefson Monday morning. Ellefson and Megadeth were leveraging the internet to connect with their fan base well before there was such as thing as Facebook or Twitter. In fact, Megadeth was the first band to create a website. Learn about how Ellefson connects with fans on social media and how you can apply these concepts to your business. Monday 10-10:45am.

An actual blockchain use case – There’s plenty of hype around blockchain. I’ve heard many stories about how it can change industries, but these have been light on details. So a session between Donuts’ Tim Favia and Netki’s Justin Newton about how Netki is leveraging DNS for blockchain should be interesting. Monday 12-12:45pm.

Thinking about generations – WPEngine’s Lisa Box discusses how younger generations want their habits to be anticipated. Based on research undertaken by The Center for Generational Kinetics, an awesome company here in Austin. Monday 2-2:45pm.

WaterNight Charity Dinner – Waternight has a different format this year, and tickets are required. Monday 6:30-10:30pm.

Lessons from a big domainer – GoDaddy has become a big domainer, and you can find out what GoDaddy GM Paul Nicks has learned now that the company owns so many domains. Or, listen to my podcast about it. Tuesday 11-11:45am.

Top domain brokers – Last year Escrow.com presented awards to the top ten individual brokers based on transactions facilitated by Escrow.com. It will be interesting to see who wins this year. Tuesday 3:30-4pm.

Going once, going twice – It’s always worth stepping in for the domain name auction. Just don’t plan on it starting on time…they never do. Tuesday 4pm-7pm.

ICA Dinner – You should go. Tickets are still available. Tuesday 6-9pm.



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Finland – A New Frontier for Global Domain Investors?

January 17, 2018DomainingComments Off on Finland – A New Frontier for Global Domain Investors?
 DNJournal: A little over a year ago Finnish domain authorities lifted restrictions on the .fi ccTLD making the extension open to all. Now, growth has surged and an aftermarket has opened.

20 End user domain name sales including lots of cryptocurrency domains

January 17, 2018DomainingComments Off on 20 End user domain name sales including lots of cryptocurrency domains
 Domain Name Wire: Cryptocurrency prices are fluctuating like mad, but crypto fans are buying domain names in droves. The cryptocurrency and blockchain boom has definitely had an impact on relevant domain names purchases. Sedo’s sales list this week includes many blockchain related domain names. There were plenty of other crypto domains that I co...

RRPproxy launches new domainer focused UI + $8.13 .COMs with coupon

January 17, 2018DomainingComments Off on RRPproxy launches new domainer focused UI + $8.13 .COMs with coupon
 Domain Name Wire: This is a sponsored post+ from our friends at RRPproxy. Domain registrar Key-Systems extended the focus of its reseller business RRPproxy particularly to domainers by launching a The post RRPproxy launches new domainer focused UI appeared first on Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Website Stuff.

RRPproxy launches new domainer focused UI + $8.13 .COMs with coupon

January 17, 2018DomainingComments Off on RRPproxy launches new domainer focused UI + $8.13 .COMs with coupon
 Domain Name Wire: This is a sponsored post+ from our friends at RRPproxy. Domain registrar Key-Systems extended the focus of its reseller business RRPproxy particularly to domainers by launching a The post RRPproxy launches new domainer focused UI appeared first on Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Website Stuff.

The new Domain Magazine Daily Sales & Auction Analysis Series

January 17, 2018DomainingComments Off on The new Domain Magazine Daily Sales & Auction Analysis Series
 DomainMagazine.com: Daily Sales analysis and Auction Recommendation series First of all I would want to apologize for all our readers for not having any content for a while.  I have been away for a while because I dived into the world of cryptocurrencies , Blockchain  and also enjoying some holidays . But now that I am...

Topcoin sale has started – Anybody that buys TopCoin is simply an idiot.

January 17, 2018DomainingComments Off on Topcoin sale has started – Anybody that buys TopCoin is simply an idiot.
 OnlineDomain.com: Topcoin conversion and sale round started yesterday Tuesday 1/16/18. Topcoin is distributing 1 billion tokens in a Token Distribution Event (“TDE”) scheduled to run from December 1st, 2017 until March 1st of 2018. Existing Topcoin holders can convert their existing Topcoin at a 2:1 ratio of new Tokens to old Tokens. Users will also b...

The Beach Boys get around, grab the .ORG #domain from British tribute band

January 17, 2018DomainingComments Off on The Beach Boys get around, grab the .ORG #domain from British tribute band
 DomainGang.com: The legendary Beach Boys defended their long-standing brand, winning the UDRP for the domain BeachBoys.org. Registered in 2002, the domain is owned by a British tribute band called Good Vibrations – another smash hit by the Beach Boys. What an awkward moment it must have been, as the British band used the domain BeachBoys.org, ...