Flippa Runs 2-for-1 Domain Listings Offer Until August

flippaFlippa is running a 2-for-1 domain listings offer until August. From now until August 1st, when you pay for and launch any domain auction, you’ll receive a special link to redeem 9 credits — which are good for 1 FREE domain listing!*

Once your paid-auction is live, check your listing confirmation email — you’ll find a link to claim and apply your free credits. Continue reading

2 Years Of OnlineDomain.com: 1,500 Posts, 300,000 Views and 5,000 Comments

I completely forgot about the blog’s anniversary. I started OnlineDomain.com 2 years ago on the 11th of July 2012. The anniversary coincides with the 1500th post that was made yesterday, almost 300,000 views and with more than 5,000 comments.

Again, I would like to thank my sponsors, Francois Carrillo and Domaining.com, Rolling.Domains and Escrow.com.

And I want to thank all my readers for their significant contribution either by writing comments or by sending me leads by email. This blog would not be the same without them.

OnlineDomain.com has been growing continuously since November 2013 Continue reading

Sedo On Wired: “Is the U.S. Lagging Behind China’s ‘Domain Savvy’?”

Kathy Nielsen, VP of Business Development for new gTLDs at Sedo.com, did an article on Wired debating if the U.S. is lagging behind China in domain names.

My main concern about this article is that a lot of the conclusions are based on this Sedo study that I wrote about last week that is based on an unknown sample. How were these 1,150 individuals that participated in the study were selected and what do they represent?

Here are a few excerpts from the article: Continue reading

HA Domain Auction Results: Digital.com $373,750, Cute.com $230,000, Bristol.com $40,250, Baby.club $5,750

Heritage Auctions (HA), had it’s third domain name auction today and it sold 14 domain names for a total of $773,677.50.

Today’s auction featured 81 premium .com and New gTLD domain names such as Watermark.com, Bristol.com, Cute.com, Luxury.club, Digital.com, Baby.club.

Most domains didn’t meet the reserve but Digital.com sold for $373,750 and Cute.com sold for $230,000. All prices include the buyer’s premium.

The 14 sold domain names were: Continue reading

What Is Wrong With Buyers This Week?

I am not sure what is going on with buyers this week. Is it the weather or something?

I had 3 offers this week that were close to the price I was thinking about the domains, 2 of these domains are now in Escrow.com and still I am not sure if I will sell any of the 3 domains.

On the first one, a geo/job .com, I got a $2,000 offer and I was asking for $3,000. The buyer told he that he was going to think about the $3,000 price over the weekend. On Monday he said that he thought the domain was only worth $1,750. There is no better way to end negotiations with me than to lower your offer. I told him that the $3,000 is good for a week. Then it is $4,000. He actually opened my eyes on this domain as it has a double use.

On the second one, a 2 word .com, I got a Continue reading

New gTLD 1st Day Registrations: .Voting 8,383, .Kaufen 4,328, .Media 3,438, .Pictures 1,577

Here are the domain name registration results of this week’s 9 New gTLD launches:

On the 22nd of July .Moe entered general availability and it had 1,068 domains after it’s first day. Today it has 1,351 registrations.

Yesterday 23th of July 4 Donuts New gTLDs went out of the EAP pricing and into the real (reg fee) general availability: .Media, .Associates, .Lease and .Pictures.

The first day, or rather first hours, registration numbers were ok for .Media but not so good for the other 3 New gTLDs. The best one, .Media, has a total of 3,438 domain registrations today. .Pictures has 1,577 domains today and .Lease has 538 registrations. The worst one was .Associates that has only 506 registrations today. These numbers include the Sunrise (trademark) domain registrations.

Just as a comparison .photography had 10,475 and .photos 4,515 domain registrations after their first day.

Rightside Registry launched 2 New gTLDs this Continue reading

HA’s 3rd Domain Auction: Digital.com Hits Reserve With $200,000 But Bitcoins.com Is Removed

Heritage Auctions (HA), one of the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer, is having it’s third domain name auction today. Internet bidding that ran for the past 14 days is closed with 7 domains hitting the reserve.

Today’s auction features 81 premium .com and New gTLD domain names such as Watermark.com, Bristol.com, Cute.com, Luxury.club, Digital.com, Baby.club.

3 domains have been removed from the original list for various reasons. Apparently a restraining order issued by the US District Court of Seattle has resulted in the cancellation of the anticipated auction of the Bitcoins.com domain name.

7 domains have hit their reserve on internet bidding and will sell on today’s auction including Digital.com domain that is already at $200,000: Continue reading

Heart Internet Moves To A .UK Domain Name

Heart Internet, one of UK’s largest reseller hosting companies, has become one of the first major businesses in the United Kingdom to switch to the recently launched .uk domain name. Heart internet switched from a .co.uk to a .uk: https://www.heartinternet.uk

Launched in June, .uk is the new flagship domain name, bringing the United Kingdom in line with other major European markets such as France (.fr) and Germany (.de).

According to Heart Internet, “the launch of the new shorter and more memorable domain name is good news for British businesses and the UK domain space as a whole. By combining a shorter extension with the trust of the .uk brand, businesses and individuals will gain wider choice, appeal and more potential opportunities when creating their own online space.”

Heart Internet Director Craig Cotter said: Continue reading

Dot Vegas CEO Jim Trevino Talks About .Vegas At TBAN In Las Vegas

Dot Vegas Inc. Founder, President and CEO Jim Trevino recently had the chance to talk about the .Vegas New gTLD at a Technology Business Alliance of Nevada luncheon. Check out a few highlights from his address at the video here: Continue reading

Flippa Is Introducing A New Auction Webpage

flippaFlippa announced that it is introducing a new auction webpage this week.

This is what Flippa says about the new auction page:
“It’s the result of months of researching and testing with users, with a new design, a focus on buyer safety and a greater emphasis on trust, data and due diligence.”

The new design is still in beta and is currently only available for website auctions. The new auction page will be released shortly for domain and app auctions. In the meantime, Flippa would love to hear your feedback on the design.

The improvements include but are not limited to: Continue reading