Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Views Domain Name Industry News and Views 2017-07-24T15:30:19Z http://domainnamewire.com/feed/atom/ WordPress Andrew Allemann http://www.domainnamewire.com <![CDATA[Domain investor Steve Kaziyev – DNW Podcast #145]]> http://domainnamewire.com/?p=53887 2017-07-23T19:00:50Z 2017-07-24T15:30:19Z Learn what this domain investor is doing to buy and sell domain names. Like many domain investors, Steven Kaziyev was introduced to domain names while researching names for his non-domain business. Now he owns a strong portfolio of thousands of domains across mortgage, real estate, generics, brandables and other categories. Steve discusses how he acquires […]

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Learn what this domain investor is doing to buy and sell domain names.

dnw-podcastLike many domain investors, Steven Kaziyev was introduced to domain names while researching names for his non-domain business. Now he owns a strong portfolio of thousands of domains across mortgage, real estate, generics, brandables and other categories. Steve discusses how he acquires domain names and how he’s selling them now, including using BrandBucket. Learn what he’s doing for domain sales landing pages and how he thinks you can generate the most leads for your domains, as well as how to handle negotiations. We also discuss next month’s Name Summit event in NYC. Also: NameJet shills, Afternic markups, GoDaddy sells, .Amazon and trolling Trump.

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Andrew Allemann http://www.domainnamewire.com <![CDATA[Name Ninja creates price guide to help end user domain buyers]]> http://domainnamewire.com/?p=53883 2017-07-23T18:33:44Z 2017-07-24T14:00:59Z Guidelines help startup entrepreneurs understand how much a domain name costs on the aftermarket. Educating end users about the value of domain names is a regular challenge for domain name investors. So it’s helpful to have domain buyer broker Name Ninja issue guidelines that domain owners can refer to. Name Ninja’s pricing guidelines are designed […]

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Guidelines help startup entrepreneurs understand how much a domain name costs on the aftermarket.

Educating end users about the value of domain names is a regular challenge for domain name investors. So it’s helpful to have domain buyer broker Name Ninja issue guidelines that domain owners can refer to.

Name Ninja’s pricing guidelines are designed for startups looking to acquire a domain for their business but can apply to established businesses as well. It sets reasonable price expectations for popular types of domains such as one-word .com, two-word .com, and invented names in .com.

I’m sure Name Ninja founder Bill Sweetman is frequently contacted by people who want to buy a one-word .com for their business but haven’t set aside enough money. This guide (pictured below) will help set expectations. I will definitely refer to it when I’m negotiating to sell one of my domains.

Of course, there are will always be exceptions to each price range, but this is a great overview.



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Andrew Allemann http://www.domainnamewire.com <![CDATA[Here’s what NameJet is doing about shill bidding]]> http://domainnamewire.com/?p=53880 2017-07-22T00:11:40Z 2017-07-22T00:11:40Z Company releases statement including changes it is making. Domain name auction site NameJet has posted an update about allegations of shill bidding and what it’s doing about it. You can read the full statement here, and here’s a summary: 1. NameJet has suspended some accounts that were bidding on their own domains. 2. The company […]

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Company releases statement including changes it is making.

Domain name auction site NameJet has posted an update about allegations of shill bidding and what it’s doing about it. You can read the full statement here, and here’s a summary:

1. NameJet has suspended some accounts that were bidding on their own domains.

2. The company made a technical change to prevent bidders from being able to bid on their own domains. (It’s surprising this was ever a possibility.)

3. It’s creating an activity tracking system to detect shill bidding.

4. It has created a dedicated email address (report_abuse at namejet.com) for people to report questionable activity.

5. It is suspending the “next bid wins” practice whereby sellers were able to lower their reserve so that the next bidder would win. This seems to be more of a perception issue than an actual shill bidding issue.

I think these are good steps in the right direction. I’d also suggest verifying ownership of domains before they can be listed and only letting the owner list domains, not a third party. Letting a third party list domains opens the system to abuse.



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Andrew Allemann http://www.domainnamewire.com <![CDATA[Is a big TV network about to troll Donald Trump with a new cartoon?]]> http://domainnamewire.com/?p=53870 2017-07-21T14:47:40Z 2017-07-21T14:45:17Z Get ready for The Bigly Adventures of Donald Trump. A client of corporate domain name registrar MarkMonitor registered a lot of domain name yesterday that suggest a new Donald Trump cartoon is in the works. The full list is below. MarkMonitor has a lot of entertainment companies as clients. It’s not clear which client registered […]

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Get ready for The Bigly Adventures of Donald Trump.

A client of corporate domain name registrar MarkMonitor registered a lot of domain name yesterday that suggest a new Donald Trump cartoon is in the works. The full list is below.

MarkMonitor has a lot of entertainment companies as clients. It’s not clear which client registered these domains because they are using MarkMonitor’s Whois privacy service. One of MarkMonitor’s clients is Viacom, owner of Comedy Central. But CBS Networks, owner of Showtime, just registered showtimedonald.com, showtimedonaldtrump.com, and showtimetrump.com, so it’s another candidate. It also uses MarkMonitor.

This is certainly a cartoon I’d tune in for.

adventuresofdonaldtrump.com
animatedtrump.com
bigleaguetoons.com
biglyadventures.com
biglyadventuresofdonaldtrump.com
biglytoon.com
cartooncabinet.com
cartoondonald.com
cartoonfakenews.com
cartoonkellyanne.com
cartoonpence.com
cartoonpresident.com
cartoonputin.com
cartoonspicer.com
cartoontrump2020.com
cartoonwhitehouse.com
donaldtrumpanimated.com
donaldtrumpanimatedseries.com
fakecartoonnews.com
fakescartoons.com
looniertoons.com*
lunatictoons.com*
makeamericatoonagain.com
makedonaldtoonagain.com
thebiglyadventuresofdonaldtrump.com
thecartoondonald.com
toondonald.com
toontrump.com
toontrump2020.com
trumpanimatedseries.com

*I’m assuming these are related as they were registered the same day.



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Andrew Allemann http://www.domainnamewire.com <![CDATA[See, now here’s a good non-response UDRP decision]]> http://domainnamewire.com/?p=53866 2017-07-21T13:40:52Z 2017-07-21T13:40:52Z Panelist correctly denies complaint despite no response from domain name owner. Yesterday I wrote about a a no good, very bad UDRP decision in which the domain owner didn’t respond but the panelist still shouldn’t have awarded the domain name to the complainant, Virgin. Today comes a World Intellectual Property Organization decision with a non-response […]

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Panelist correctly denies complaint despite no response from domain name owner.

Yesterday I wrote about a a no good, very bad UDRP decision in which the domain owner didn’t respond but the panelist still shouldn’t have awarded the domain name to the complainant, Virgin.

Today comes a World Intellectual Property Organization decision with a non-response in which the panelist correctly denied the complaint.

Opus Group AB of Sweden filed the case against Opus Group LLC of New York.

We don’t know much about the domain owner, which didn’t respond to the dispute. But we do know that its name in Whois is Opus Group LLC, and Opus Group AB didn’t provide any evidence that this isn’t the actual registrant’s name.

That needed to be addressed because a company named Opus Group LLC would presumably have rights or a legitimate interest in the domain name OpusGroup.com.

Panelist Ian Lowe called the complainant on this. He also determined:

…the Panel considers that the Complainant has failed to demonstrate on any view that the Respondent is likely to have had the Complainant and its rights in any relevant trademark in mind at the time it registered the Domain Name, and that the Complainant has therefore failed to establish that the Domain Name was registered in bad faith.

It’s easy for a panelist to rubber stamp a complaint in which the domain owner doesn’t respond. Kudos to Ian Lowe for making the right decision in this case.

(The complainant also lost a case for Opus.group that is owned by a different group.)



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