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Tide Pod Challenge : Matching .com #domain attempts to mine #crypto

January 18, 2018DomainingComments Off on Tide Pod Challenge : Matching .com #domain attempts to mine #crypto
 DomainGang.com: Teenagers doing the “Tide Pod Challenge” – a dangerous game of chewing on a detergent gel – can end up in the hospital, or even die. Whoever devised this “challenge” is counting on today’s youth culture, that is obsessed with posting Snapchat videos under peer pressure. Chewing on a detergent...

Tide Pod Challenge : Matching .com #domain attempts to mine #crypto

January 18, 2018DomainingComments Off on Tide Pod Challenge : Matching .com #domain attempts to mine #crypto
 DomainGang.com: Teenagers doing the “Tide Pod Challenge” – a dangerous game of chewing on a detergent gel – can end up in the hospital, or even die. Whoever devised this “challenge” is counting on today’s youth culture, that is obsessed with posting Snapchat videos under peer pressure. Chewing on a detergent...

MicroStrategy defends its Glory (.com)

January 18, 2018Domaining, DomainnamewireComments Off on MicroStrategy defends its Glory (.com)

Tech company fends off Japanese group that filed cybersquatting complaint.

$1.5 billion dollar tech company MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR) has successfully defended the domain name Glory.com in a cybersquatting dispute.

MicroStrategy has a vast portfolio of high-quality domain names including alert.com, hope.com, mike.com, speaker.com and voice.com. It’s not clear what it intends to eventually do with many of its domains, but the quality and its unwillingness to sell sometimes attracts challenges.

The company bought Glory.com for $115,000 in 2003.

Glory Ltd. of Himeji, Japan tried to buy the domain name but was rebuffed by MicroStrategy. MicroStrategy offered to sell the domain for more than $10 million in an effort to get Glory Ltd to stop bothering it.

Glory Ltd., which uses the domain Glory.co.jp, filed a UDRP after its efforts failed.

A three-person World Intellectual Property Organization panel determined that Glory Ltd. did not demonstrate that MicroStrategy registered and used the domain in bad faith.



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I’m bullish on domain names

January 18, 2018Domaining, DomainnamewireComments Off on I’m bullish on domain names

While other assets are currently overvalued, domain names aren’t.

Asset prices have been quite frothy for a long time. They were high a year ago and then they shot much higher over the past year.

Sure, sentiment might be positive. Asset prices might continue to go up. But when you look at historical valuation metrics of certain assets such as stocks, they are trading at very high prices even when you bake in tax breaks and a rosy outlook. Then there is a virtual currency created as a joke that is valued at a billion dollars.

Regardless of where you think asset prices are headed from here (and which assets will outperform), I feel very comfortable with where domain name prices are. The irrational betting that took place during the Chinese boom has more or less subsided, leaving us with investor prices that are below what end users are willing to pay. The domain market still has the important characteristic of having an investor market and an end user market, with the latter willing to pay more than how much it costs to invest in domains.

This isn’t to say that all domain bets will pay off. Even if you’re selling domains for more than you bought them for you need to consider your holding time and the domains you don’t sell.

But I believe that domain names have an underlying use and value, and I don’t think they are overvalued right now. There have been times I’ve scratched my head at domain valuations but that’s not the case at the beginning of 2018.

I’m bullish on domain names.



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#Sedo sold CAN.com for $155,000 dollars in brokered deal

January 18, 2018DomainingComments Off on #Sedo sold CAN.com for $155,000 dollars in brokered deal
 DomainGang.com: Sedo sold CAN.com, a domain that we predicted that would sell for six figures, for $155,000 dollars. The sale was facilitated by Frank Tillmanns, International Senior Sales & Domain Brokerage Consultant at Sedo. In a post over social media, Frank Tillmanns announced the sale of CAN.com earlier today: “Just sold CAN.COM for ...

#Satan Coin joins the #cryptocurrency legions at 0.666 ETH

January 18, 2018DomainingComments Off on #Satan Coin joins the #cryptocurrency legions at 0.666 ETH
 DomainGang.com: First there was Jesus Coin, now the forces of evil arrive with Satan Coin. The Satan Coin project delivers the first of its kind “Black Paper,” beautifully articulating why you should invest in satan. Forged in the fires of Hell, Satan Coin is the answer to the shortcomings of these other mortal currencies. To those [R...

Glory.com Decision is Good but Highlights Outbound Risk

January 18, 2018DomainingComments Off on Glory.com Decision is Good but Highlights Outbound Risk
 DomainInvesting.com: Earlier today, WIPO published the Glory.com UDRP decision. The complaint was denied and the domain owner (Microstrategy) will get to keep the Glory.com domain name. This is great because Glory.com is a high value domain name (they paid $115,000 in 2003 and it is worth substantially more today) that is generic in nature. From my vanta...

Domain Sales report – Day 1 : 17/1/2018

January 18, 2018DomainingComments Off on Domain Sales report – Day 1 : 17/1/2018
 DomainMagazine.com: Domain Sales report – 1 Calculating.com , Sold for $7000  : One Word domain , English Dictionary verb and ending with ‘ing’ , this domain was poised to fetch a good price. TropicSport.com : Sold for $4892 :  Great exact match domain name for Tropical Sports related website . Google shows some results containing  ...

Efty promises more choice and customization for its market in 2018

January 18, 2018DomainingComments Off on Efty promises more choice and customization for its market in 2018
 OnlineDomain.com: Efty is putting together an ambitious development roadmap in 2018. Here is what Efty announced today: SSL secured For-Sale landing pages: If you are subscribed to our Growth or Profesional plan you can now redirect buyers to your own marketplace For-Sale landing pages with a single click. By enabling this feature all visitors on your...

Don’t Disappoint Max: An Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg

January 18, 2018DomainingComments Off on Don’t Disappoint Max: An Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg
 The Frager factor: Researchers find that one person likely drove Bitcoin from $150 to $1,000; 10 harmless mind tricks that make people like you; Between Walmart and Kroger, 500 stores are about to ditch cashiers; Info Beyond Social Media of Yourself & Others Exposed; How Marketers Are Turning Your Car Into a Branded Experience; Has The Tax Bill Hurt Yo...