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auctions The Epic 12 hour battle for LiveStreetViewApp.com which closed at $13,007

Well over the last two weeks I wrote about a couple epic auction battles on Go Daddy Auctions. These have been min bid battles back and forth for hours. Yesterday I watched one that lasted til past Midnight in the Eastern time zone.

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events Frank Schilling Keynote at NamesCon 2015 [Video]

If you have had the pleasure of seeing any of Frank Schilling’s keynote speeches in the past, then you know that he doesn’t disappoint. Frank captivated a crowded hall filled with hundreds of people at NamesCon 2015 with this speech. I’ll let...
 
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auctions Timeless Pieces of Arts.org on Auction

If you happened to catch the live NamesCon 2015 auction, by live streaming video, reading the end results or at the Tropicana Hotel during the event itself, you know that there was quite a lot of excitement when new gTLD’s hit the...
 
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sales Can't We All Glitter Along? ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com Sold for $85,000

The website of the service that has been bashed for anything from being illegal to causing health risks from glitter exposure, ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com, has sold today on the auction platform Flippa by the Australian...
 
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events NamesCon in Under 5 Minutes [Video]

"We're all here at a really interesting moment in time because this is probably the best domain show I've been to in five years," said Frank Schilling during his keynote speech at NamesCon 2015.

But don't take it from Frank alone...
 
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advice How to Save Money on GoDaddy Auctions

A well known, but rarely exploited method, could save you a lot of money on GoDaddy Auctions. Many domain investors may be subconsciously passing this over, while others take advantage of it. If you’re trying to cut costs, using this method can...
 
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news Elon Musk races to beat Google & Facebook in outerspace Internet Services

The Telegraph published a piece on the race between Internet giants to provide satellite Internet to the world, especially to developing countries that are currently without it.
Elon Musk, the billionaire technology entrepreneur, has announced...
 
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auctions Another Epic Go Daddy Auctions Battle - 7 hours to win MatahariMusik.info

Last week, I wrote about Koreatv.us and the back and forth that went on for hours to win that name. Yesterday another name saw the same scenario. Bidder 4 vs Bidder 6 battled it out for close to 7 hours.

The domain mataharimusik.info...
 
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auctions It Would Sure Suck If This Domain Gets Renewed - The Epic Battle for KoreaTV.us

Anyone who knows me in this business knows that one niche I have been involved in for over a decade is TV related domains. Not just the .tv extension, but keyword and LLTV, in .com, .net, .org and .us to a very small degree. I actually probably...
 
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auctions NNNN.com Sold for the Record Amount of $22,500!

As mentioned by DomainCrunch and many of our own members, 2009.com, a domain that NamePros proudly listed as a Top Domain, got an initial offer of $20,000 on Sedo. The seller decided to push it to auction, which allowed anyone...
 
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events NamePros at NamesCon - Jan. 2015

As we all know, NamesCon is being held on January 11th-14th in 2015. Many will be attending and looking forward to networking with other domain investors, industry leaders, and related companies. In business, networking is a task that should be...
 
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registries The True Colors of TLD's

For some domain investors, it’s difficult to understand foreign markets such as Japan. It’s advisable to avoid these markets until you know what you're getting into, before a loss occurs. There are speculators with International Domain Names to...
 
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other Inspiration for Domain Investing in 2015

Many inspirational individuals that we strive to become have said powerful words in their lifetime that we too live by. Some of us wake up and see them on our calendars, reminding of us that this is going to be the day for change. It can be, if...
 
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opinion Finally, a tried and true registrar that domainers can trust!

Taking a leap to a new registrar can be quite a scary move for some people if they're not familiar with its user interface or they have concerns should the registrar be fairly new. Nevertheless, there is a tried and true registrar that domainers...
 
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opinion Dissecting Strange Domain Facts

I came across an interesting article today that covered their version of "10 Strange Domain Name Facts." I thought I would go over them and add my personal thoughts. This should be fun, right? Let's find out! :)

1. Webmasters purchasing...
 
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sales $120 turns into an 8,233% ROI ($10K sale) in less than 30 days!

Occasionally in domain name investing, one believes that there's a name which could fetch two to ten times its purchase price in days. These domain speculators buy names with intentions to flip quickly for a profit. This can happen with some...
 
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registrars GoDaddy Retention Fall-out

I was on FaceBook today when I came across a post on James Wester's Timeline asking the following question:
Question: Is it now common practice as a company to focus 99% of your marketing budget on customer acquisition and 1% on customer...
 
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news Flippa Holds First Masterclass Featuring a Fireside Chat With Co-Founder Matt Mickiewicz

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“You wouldn’t buy a bag of chips or a toothbrush made by Tide, would you?” Matt Mickiewicz said after I inquired why all of his companies have separate brand identities and are separate entities unlike Google or Apple. He further...
 
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sales A Look At The Bulk Sale on Flippa

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Over the last year as Flippa has gotten more entrenched in domain only sales, the bulk sale has become popular. Instead of just putting one domain for sale, sellers have looked...
 
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news Ebola.com Up and Running Rampant

Theo of DomainGang (@Acroplex on NamePros) reported that the controversial website Ebola.com went live. This is after the exchange of nearly $200,000 in the form of cash and stock options in the medical marijuana company...
 
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domains Disaster Domaining

For as long as domain speculation has existed, there have been investors in the name of gaining a penny off of tragic situations. From nearly every terrible incident that claimed one life to hundreds of thousands, there has been someone to claim...
 
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registrars Mysterious refunds from GoDaddy explained

There have been recent reports of unexpected payments issued to GoDaddy customers. We’ve just received word that these payments were the result of a glitch in GoDaddy’s billing system, which has since been resolved.

Previously...
 
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alert Nigerian '419' Scams and Fraud

On November 14th, the included email was received from Mr. Jeff Pear from the Office of Inspection Unit and the United Nations Agency divisions at John F. Kennedy International Airport. It's important to bring this to the attention of the entire...
 
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information A World Without ICANN - Part 3: Namecoin and Truly Decentralized DNS

Previous: Part 1, Part 2

Though all of OpenNIC’s “open” TLDs are unique, [URL='http://bit.namecoin.info/'].bit[/URL] is particularly interesting. bit domains are actually not handled via traditional DNS. Instead, bit domains are...
 
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information A World Without ICANN - Part 2: A Bigger Domain Universe

Previous: Part 1

The root nameservers only delegate authority: they don’t actually provide hostname to IP address lookups, with a few exceptions. For example, the root nameservers assign the com and net TLDs to...
 
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