A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on August 29, 2019.

If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where the price was when the domain auction ended, but the name may not have sold if a reserve was in place.

Other Names at Auction Love the book Rich Cow Poor Cow. Although I may have the title wrong

At $79 with 5 days left Last name. Not popular but still a last name

At $79 with 3 days left At $70 and met reserve. A lot cheaper than I paid for any of my

At $70 with a day left

GoDaddy Names at Auction

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Namejet Names at Auction

The sales are getting boring to watch as clear prices have been set based on numbers and patterns. I’ll skip any 5N sales until something changes. $15,000 $6,750 $3,389 $1,051 $877 $787 $561 $510 $483 $471

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Top Topics: Domain Resold?; A $12,500 Sale is Reported…

Animal domain names have been desirable assets for investors thanks to their unique properties and versatility. Domain sales database NameBio is littered with animal .COM sales in the five and six-figure range including for a reported $55,000, which now looks to have been resold based on WHOIS, registrar and nameserver changes.

Visiting the domain name now shows a homepage for Walrus Health, a company that aims to take charge of drug spending. According to DomainIQ's WHOIS...

Top Topics: Domain Resold?; A $12,500 Sale is Reported...

Global Domain Name Count Surpasses 350 Million Mark: Verisign

The number of domain names registered around the world passed 350 million in the second quarter of 2019, totalling 354.7 million as of 30 June, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief [pdf] from Verisign. During the quarter there was an increase of 2.9 million domain name registrations, or 0.8%, compared to the first quarter of 2019. Domain name registrations have grown by 14.9 million, or 4.4%, year over year and are up 74.7 million, or 26.7%, in 5 years.

For the 2 biggest top-level domains managed by Verisign there were continuing mixed fortunes. As of 30 June there were 142.5 million .com domain name registrations, while for .net there were 13.6 million. Compared to 12 months ago there were 135.6 million .com domain names and 5 years ago 113.7 million. But while .com continues to grow, .net continues to slide from 14.1 million 12 months ago and is now back to the same figure 5 years ago – 13.6 million. It appears .net peaked in the fourth quarter of 2016 at 15.3 million registrations.

New .com and .net domain name registrations totalled 10.3 million at the end of the second quarter of 2019, compared to 9.6 million domain name registrations at the end of the second quarter of 2018.

Country-code TLD (ccTLD) domain name registrations were 158.7 million at the end of the second quarter, an increase of 1.9 million, or 1.2%, compared to the first quarter of 2019. ccTLDs increased by 8.9 million, or 6.0%, year over year. Without including .tk, whose domains are largely given away for free, ccTLD registrations increased by 1.9 million for the quarter, or 1.4%. ccTLDs, excluding .tk, increased by 7.9 million, or 6.1%, year over year.

For new gTLDs they trod water with an increase of 0.1 million to approximately 23.0 million at the end of the second quarter, an increase of just 0.4%, compared to the first quarter. For the year new gTLDs increased by 1.3 million or 5.9% year over year.

The 10 largest TLDs are .com, .cn (China – 23.0m), .tk (Tokelau – 22.5m), .de (Germany – 16.2m), .net, .uk (United Kingdom – 13.3m), .org (10.0m), .tw (Taiwan – 6.5m), .nl (Netherlands – 5.9m) and .ru (Russian Federation – 5.7m).

As of 30 June, there were 304 global ccTLD extensions delegated in the root zone, including Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs), with the top 10 ccTLDs composing 65.7% of all ccTLD registrations.

Two-Letter Domain Tops 7 Figures

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The 2-letter domain name topped the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 28 July, selling for a big $1 million through Dave Evanson at Sedo.

There were 2 6 figure sales for the week – and – which sold for $195,000 and $105,000 through CanvasMedia and CanvasMedia/Brandbucket respectively,

On the aftermarket side of things there were 14 sales through Sedo, 2 that CanvasMedia had a hand in and another 2 through which had 2 second level .uk domains on the chart. On the top-level domain side of things, there were 13 .com domain names, 2 .uk and .net and one each for .tv, .cl and

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 28 July in more detail, go to:

147 Domain Discoveries for August 30th

Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to the top. Today’s list has 147 domains for sale with history. […]

$275k in Sales on August 29th – sold for $38,500 – Daily Market Report

The top sale of the day was which sold for $38,500 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 299 sales $100+ for a total of $251,083 with an average sale price of $840. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 19% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount increased by 22%. We also recorded an additional 1,010 sales below $100 for a total of $23,991. […]

Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday August 30th, 2019

Nobody really had any feedback on my last two lists of names so I’ll go on a little hiatus on talking about my domains. In response to me asking people to list their top ten names, Elliot of said that people listing their top 10 was mostly just promoting their own names. I would agree if all the postings weren’t read by only domain investors. Pretty sure most domain investors goal is not to sell to another domain investor. Domain investors only sell to other domain investors for cash flow. If anything its a humble brag of everyone showing their work. Or work needed. Either way I always think its fun to hear from others and glad so many people felt comfortable sharing. Click the links to fund the site and our work

Domain of the Day:

Quote of the Day: The best advice I’ve ever received is, ‘No one else knows what they’re doing either.’ —Ricky Gervais

Namejet, Sedo, Snap, and other Names Up for Auction Right out of the gate its hit a good price Already met reserve at $10K And another with the same price, same reserve Gets 500 visitors a month according to Sedo. Met reserve at $1K Only 50 states and one is for sale with a reasonable reserve. Nobody has bid yet Love the name. Worth the reserve IMO but a tough sell at auction Fails the radio test but passes the short and no reserve test with flying colors For all you fintech players. Or shark lovers Can’t get any hotter than crime podcasts Met reserve at $750. I could use that tool on this website Met reserve at the same price. Might watch No bids at $69 Typo of Libra?

Godaddy Domains With Multiple Bids The top number of bids on the Godaddy board today I don’t see color in my agents I hope this is used for an awesome Rave Great name for a sports or fantasy site Boring and generic but people are still going to like it Will eventually be purchased by Luxotica Every time I see these prices I am reminded I don’t have enough solar in my portfolio Easily the best on the board today. I will be a bidder One of the top names on the board today. I’m always amazed how much people will spend on their animals Bollywood makes Tv shows as well. Not just movies You’re buying history and backlinks for the four figure price Gambling I only know the Netflix documentary drink ’em if you got ’em Football or knocking down the old pins Like I said. No color sounds like a drug you would take for a skin ailment I prefer easy trades but I see the value Nice to stay positive when it comes to beauty. And stay out of the cupboard Bitcoin at wholesale prices Sayings like this make good marketing names but they don’t sell for a lot. Unless you’re Berkens who seem to have a flair for getting a good price for them

Godaddy Domains With One Or No Bids

The Rest of the Godaddy Names With Bids

Have a name at auction and need more exposure? Send me an email. We Charge $10 per name per day. We may be able to help. If you have an auction you want to promote, email us for details.*All names chosen by us, Shane and Josh . (ie you click through and purchase a name you like) or an occasional paid listing. Everything we say is based on our own research or is opinion. Do your own due diligence. That means look it up yourself if you don’t think the stats or our opinion is correct. We hand choose the names but we are paid to make this list by both the auction houses, individuals that are auctioning names, and Godaddy affiliate links. Keep that in mind and only buy names that YOU think are good.

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How to Use a Password Service to Protect from a WordPress Security Breech

The solution to WordPress password security is to take advantage of one of the password services that will generate up to 50 characters of random gibberish. Then it will memorize that password for you so you don’t have to. Each website will have a new and unique password generated for it.

So how does the password service keep all these preposterous passwords secure? Easy! You have a master password for the service. This must be something that you are going to be able to remember. It will keep all of the other passwords safe and secure. Even if it’s stolen by hackers, to access all of your passwords they would need your master password.

It may seem like a complicated security approach, but it does work. It certainly is a solid method to keep your WordPress site safe, along with the rest of your digital life.

Here are some tips to get the most from your password service:

#1 Have a Good Master Password – The strength of your master password is key. This must be a strong password. It should follow all the criteria that makes a strong password and you will likely need to spend time memorizing it, but it should be one of the few passwords you’ll ever have to remember again.

#2 Passwords That You Will Need to Type – Your master password is not the only password you will have to memorize. A password service doesn’t work on some passwords. This means even with your password service there are handful of passwords that you will still have to remember. Make sure that they are good ones! Thankfully, by using a password service the number of passwords you will have to remember in total should be way below a dozen.

#3 Remember, it Takes Time – When you transition from taking care of your own passwords to having a password service generate and track your passwords, you need to remember that it’s going to take time. So be patient!

#4 Consider Two-Factor Authorization – If you really want to increase your WordPress password security you can use what is called the two factor authorization where there are two levels of authenticity, making it that much more difficult for hackers to gain access to your WordPress site.

A password service is a great way to get the strongest passwords possible and that’s good protection! a few that you might like to consider are LastPass, Dashlane’s Password Manager and a newer one called Keeper Password Manager. So get your digital life in order with the help of a good password manager.

Domain Leasing and Duration Terms

Today: The art of combining an auction with outbound marketing / Steps to selling expired domains / sold for $5,300 / and More…

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today:

Buying pronounceable – Budget: Up to $7,500.00 – Be sure to check your portfolio for a pronounceable four-letter .com that meets this buyers specified criteria. This might be an opportunity to liquidate for some quick reinvestment capital.

How to Find End-user for Outbound Sales – Have you found the sweet spot in identifying potential end-users to add to your outbound marketing lists? If not, this might be a valuable topic f discussion to follow.

Register .XYZ – $0.99 only – Have you been on the fence about registering a new .xyz domain name but didn’t like the price? This ninety-nine cent promotion might be helpful. sold for $5,300 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a letter + number .net domain for a mid-four-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

The art of combining an auction with outbound marketing – Have you perfected your outbound marketing when it comes to promoting an active domain name auction? Share your success stories and check out what’s working for others.

Steps to selling expired domains – Are you selling expired domain successfully or are you running into road blocks? Take a peak at some of the strategies some domain investors are using to unload their expired domain names.

Domain Leasing and Duration Terms – Have you tried leasing any of your domain name assets? If so, how are you setting your duration terms so that that end users/buyers are more receptive to entering into a lease with you? Take a look at what some domain investors are doing.

Today’s Marketplace/Auction Picks:

The second quarter of 2019 closed with 354.7 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains

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Verisign (VRSN NASDAQ) released their Domain Name Industry Brief for Q2 2019. The second quarter of 2019 closed with 354.7 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 2.9 million domain name registrations, or 0.8 percent, compared to the first quarter of 2019.



The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 156.1 million domain name registrations in the domain name base3 at the end of the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 1.3 million domain name registrations, or 0.9 percent, compared to the first quarter of 2019. The .com and .net TLDs had a combined increase of 6.4 million domain name registrations, or 4.3 percent, year over year. As of June 30, 2019, the .com domain name base totaled 142.5 million domain name registrations, while the .net domain name base totaled 13.6 million domain name registrations.

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