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domains A Look at Domain Name Twins

Memorable domain names have great value. Among the domain names that are most easily remembered are situations where the name and extension match, such as com.com or win.win. These are called domain name twins. In this blog...
 
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domains Halloween Domains

Today is Halloween, and I thought it might be fun to have a look at Halloween domain names. As well as summarizing historical sales in Halloween-themed domain names, I survey what is currently for sale. I even find a few possibly interesting...
 
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domains The Impact of WHOIS Display on Domain Sales

Long before General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance was a topic, GoDaddy and other registrars adopted a practice of obscuring WHOIS records and/or requiring persons interested in knowing the identity of the registrant to...
 
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domains Top 10 Domains Owned By The Castello Brothers: Nashville.com, Room.com, Cost.com...

Brothers Michael and David Castello are founders of CCIN (Castello Cities Internet Network), a portfolio of domain names and city-based websites that has been amassed since 1994. Previous sales from the brothers’ portfolio include Whisky.com for...
 
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domains Top 10 Domains Owned by James Booth: Jay.com, Haze.com, Amnesia.com...

Since entering the industry in 2015, James Booth has been responsible for hundreds of high-value domain sales, which has seen him ranked consistently in Escrow.com's annual Masters of Domains list. In October 2018, we published a Top 10...
 
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domains 8 Top Domains Owned by Disney: Go.com, ABC.com, Video.com...

The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, had humble beginnings in 1923, with Walt Disney moving to Hollywood after the bankruptcy of his previous firm. Along with his brother Roy, the pair built the now world-famous company.

With over...
 
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domains WW.com, XW.com and BZ.com All Change Hands Today

With 676 two-letter .COM domain names in existence, transactions involving those names can be few and far between. In fact, the last time we reported on a two-letter .COM sale was almost two and a half months ago. Today, news has been disclosed...
 
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domains 7 Great Domain Names Owned by Michael Cyger

Investor and entrepreneur @Michael Cyger became a well-known figure in the domain name industry thanks to his @DomainSherpa brand, which he created in 2012. Through DomainSherpa, Michael won several industry awards including Blogger...
 
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domains Top 10 Domains Owned by Viacom: Including Atom.com, Bet.com and CC.com

Viacom is one of America's largest brands and the ninth largest broadcasting company in the World. The company operates some of the most powerful brands in media including MTV, Paramount and Nickelodeon. With revenues of over $13 billion last...
 
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domains The Story of Halloween(.com)

With Halloween fast approaching, it will be interesting to look at the history of the Halloween.com domain name. All Hallows Evening, shortened to Halloween, is a celebration observed in many countries on October 31st. The Halloween that we...
 
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domains Detected: Anything.com Sells Finery.com; Frank Schilling Buys eHIV.com...

In this edition of Detected Domains, we take a look at several @Sedo sales, @Frank.Schilling buys plenty of four-letter .COM's and Anything.com sells Finery.com. There have also been a couple of possible two-letter .COM sales and...
 
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domains By This Time Next Year, I Will...

I’ve never been one for new years resolutions. In my experience, the idea of deciding to start or stop something specifically because it’s the new year rarely works. Statistics back this up, too. According to a British survey last year, 63%...
 
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domains Behind The Keyword - Spotlight on "Labs" Domains

Welcome to Behind The Keyword, I will be taking a look at the most popular keywords that sell, get listed and get developed. Whether it be on big marketplaces like Sedo and Afternic or specialty sites like BrandBucket...
 
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domains Behind The Keyword - Spotlight on "Cube" Domains

Welcome to Behind The Keyword, I will be taking a look at the most popular keywords that sell, get listed and get developed. Whether it be on big marketplaces like Sedo and Afternic or specialty sites like BrandBucket...
 
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domains Behind The Keyword - Spotlight on "Shop" Domains

Welcome to Behind The Keyword, I will be taking a look at the most popular keywords that sell, get listed and get developed. Whether it be on big marketplaces like Sedo and Afternic or specialty sites like BrandBucket...
 
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domains Behind The Keyword - Spotlight on "Cloud" Domains

Welcome to Behind The Keyword, I will be taking a look at the most popular keywords that sell, get listed and get developed. Whether it be on big marketplaces like Sedo and Afternic or specialty sites like BrandBucket...
 
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domains Behind The Keyword - Spotlight on "Tech" Domains

In this new series Behind The Keyword, I will be taking a look at the most popular keywords that sell, get listed and get developed. Whether it be on big marketplaces like Sedo and Afternic or specialty sites like BrandBucket...
 
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domains Mid Season Domain Portfolio Review

With 2016 practically at the half way mark, now might be a good time to do a quick inventory of your portfolio. It's also a good time to reflect on what your goals were for these names and if that has changed. There are internal factors such as...
 
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domains Breaking: Machine Zone Acquires MZ.com

Today, it has been revealed that the two-letter .COM domain name MZ.com has been acquired by American company Machine Zone, a leading video game developer with 550 employees, based in Palo Alto.

The news of this acquisition was first...
 
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domains Top Topics: Will All Four-Letter .COMs Hit $1,000 in April?; Investors Pour Money into .TV...

This week's Top Topics from the domain name community contain a lot of very interesting opinions on a number of different subjects: new gTLDs, current investments, and the future of four-letter .COM domains are all covered.

You'll also be able...
 
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domains Tesla Motors Acquires Tesla.com: We Speak With the Seller

It was recently confirmed that the domain name Tesla.com has been sold to Tesla Motors, after being owned by a Mr. Stuart Grossman of California for a very long period of time. In the past, Mr. Grossman has defended the name in a UDRP...
 
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domains Inside Interview: An Exclusive Look at a $76,000 .INFO Acquisition

Just under a year ago, Swedish entrepreneur Jonas Bonde acquired the $76,000 domain name Car.info in one of the largest .INFO domain name sales of all time. As the name suggests, Jonas and his team are building a data website for cars. It...
 
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domains 8 Things to Check Before You Buy a Domain Name

In the past few months, I've bought more domain names than I have in the past two years. These have been through marketplaces, via private deals and of course on NamePros. Throughout all of these deals, there are a few rules that I try to follow...
 
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domains New Names: We Examine the Acquisitions of Buy.Villas, MarketingReport.Com and More

With the influx of buyers from China acquiring short domain names in many different extensions, we sometimes forget about keywords and new gTLDs. In this week's New Names, we take a look at some of the recent purchases of NamePros members.

This...
 
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domains New Names: FishStick.com, DevelopmentTools.com, 98.uk, and more

Welcome to the first edition of New Names in 2016. This series shows you the recent purchases of other domain name investors to give you insight and inspiration for your own acquisitions.

This week we look at purchases that NamePros members have...
 
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