129 Domain Discoveries for September 27th

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 129 domains for sale with history. […]

$250k in Sales on September 26th – MaximOnline.com sold for $32,000 – Daily Market Report

The top sale of the day was MaximOnline.com which sold for $32,000 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 306 sales $100+ for a total of $226,980 with an average sale price of $742. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 2% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount increased by 19%. We also recorded an additional 1,019 sales below $100 for a total of $23,474. […]

Choose a Profitable Domain Name in 5 Easy Steps

Do you want to make money with domain names? If so, you need to find that perfect domain name. Typing a bunch of keys and then adding a .com to the end will not do. Whether you want to develop a domain name into a profitable website, create a turnkey website to sell, flip the domain name, or monetize a parked domain, name is important. In fact, it is vital to make a profit.

So, how do you choose a profitable domain name? Continue reading on for five easy steps.

1 – Brainstorm with a Notebook and Pen

Grab a notebook and pen and start writing down domain names. Yes, you can do this on the computer or check each domain name for availability as you go, but wait. It is easier to get ideas first. Start with one domain name, such as 123samples.com. Then, immediately start thinking of variations. This is incase your preferred domain name isn’t available. In addition to later checking 123samples, try samples123.com, 1234samples.com, and so forth.

When trying to make a quick buck online, many new domain flippers are discouraged to see that a domain name isn’t available. Don’t let it ruin your train of thought. Brainstorm first.

2 – Keep it Short

Whether you take the time to brainstorm good domain name ideas or if you start checking right away, keep it short. Never buy a domain name that is more than 40 characters long. Do not make the mistake of believing that internet users only find websites by search engines. Many type the URL directly into their address bar. A search engine may find a website with a domain name of thisisaverylongdomainnameexample.com, but internet users will rarely remember it or even try to.

3 – Make it Easy to Understand

Buying a domain name that isn’t too long is important, but so is sense. Never purchase a domain that doesn’t make at least a little bit of sense. For example, do you want to create a website where you can sell your homemade dog treats online? If so, the phrases, dogs, dog treats, pets, and so forth should be used in your domain name. Variations of a company name are okay for business owners, but make sure it makes sense. Never opt for a domain name that confuses internet users more than informs them.

The only exception to this would be with domain flipping. Yes, it is best to opt for domain names that are easy to read and that make sense. These will sell for the highest amount, but you never know. If you want to try a domain name that is difficult to read or understand as a test, do it but don’t pay more than $10 for it.

4 – Choose a Profitable Keyword

As previously stated, a domain name should inform site visitors. This is important when using a website to sell a product. Even when domain flipping, keywords are important. In staying with the above mentioned example of homemade dog treats, use a keyword tracker tool to see what people are searching for. For example, frozen dog treats, dog treat recipes, and homemade dog treats are popular search phrases. Work them into a .com domain name. This increases value.

5 – Check Availability

The final step in choosing a profitable domain name is to verify availability. You can do this on a website that sells unregistered domain names or by entering the domain name in your address bar. Remember, if a domain name is unavailable, try similar variations before giving up.

Trav’s List of Domains at Auction for Friday, September 27th, 2019

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I got my first sale at SquadHelp a few weeks ago. I only had 20 names there and all of them there for less than a year so that is at least a 5% sell-through rate so far. Obviously, that is with a very limited amount of names and time, but I would be completely happy with that rate. The SquadHelp dashboard claims a greater than 12% sell-through rate on average for names listed at least 12 months. If true, that would be incredible.

What was the name? It was roqket.com – one that neither BrandBucket nor Brandpa liked. I’m not sure who the end buyer is at this point – it looks like they are trying to get the website done still. I hope they do well.

This was one of the names that a domainer friend of mine and I created using his ruleset skills and my development skills. Over the period of a few weeks, we created hundreds of thousands of names and weeded them down to a few hundred that we decided to purchase. It helped that I had a lot of cheap credits to use. Of these, over 100 were accepted to brandable marketplaces. We have a couple of sales so far so we are now in the black.

Enjoy the list!

Domain of the Day: Primordial.com fantastic dictionary one-word that would be great for tech, gaming, entertainment

Other Names Up for Auction

Orgasms.com coming down to the wire on this one. it has passed $17k already.

ziria.com nice little brand, a village in Greece and a project at Microsoft with no trademark that I can find

Embattled.com seems like a good e-sports brand to me

newsfy.com no bids on this potential journalism brand

GoDaddy Domains With Multiple Bids

Spiritual.net there have been some incredible dot nets expiring this year

Geena.com popular girl’s name – one spelling of it anyway

eChem.com been around since 1996 – originally owned by Environmental Biotech, Inc

NiceNails.com I wonder how many of these already exist. It’s a lot, but a nail salon is not going to pay up for a domain. Need a beauty company as the end buyer.

SchoolBuddy.com several uses for this one with many companies already using the term

BodyMarket.com this one just sounds weird to me – I know it could be used for vitamins or fitness, but it sounds like a human trafficking site

gvegas.com gamble Vegas?

LegalContent.com I see a legal site rather than a site with unpirated movies

SupremeDeals.com the best of the best

IronMetal.com GoDaddy has a value of $4k on this one which I think is too high

PhoneRecycle.com this is a nice name for a pretty big industry – lots of companies doing this

GoDaddy 4L’s

soyx.com

oeok.com

bxee.com

kwvm.com

jegq.com

Godaddy Domains With One Or No Bids

TeachDo.com teach by example

TheDehli.com 19 million people live there – also think this is an awesome name for an Indian owned / Indian themed deli anywhere in the world

PupCamp.com dog training or pet sitting

RoyalMaharaja.com multiple businesses with this name or with this in their name

StocksGuide.com surprised this one has no bids

SUPHolland.com stand up paddle boarding in Holland

ItHiOk.com the elusive 6L three-worder

SpaceOfWonder.com reminds me of those discovery stores at the mall

BombayInn.com another one with multiple businesses using the name

IKnowGuitar.com and here is a place where you can teach it to someone else

Brandables

sharqi.com

perfectx.com

sworm.com

waterade.com

cocorono.com

thirstr.com

sunnity.com

loanos.com

lovilo.com

avarias.com

LogicMed.com

PointFuture.com

scenticity.com

SkipPass.com

StoneSquare.com

Other Godaddy Names With More Than 1 Bid

javseen.com
hg259.com
cheqsoft.com
wrcnsf.com
vbulletin-germany.com
ncapd.org
336868.com
zaitu.com
pikbee.com
Aikido.net
Online-Casino-Tips.com
ChainFactor.com
OrganicGardeningTips.info
TheSalesFoundry.com
ourrachblogs.com
CanoeClub.us
DistinctiveVentures.com
LikeOrHate.com
alldoujin.com
WhitneyLeePhotography.com
CharlestonPlumber.com
OurLive.com
Style-Hair-Magazine.com
wsense.com
TheHappyHomebodies.com
LoinHead.net
arboc.com
fz55.com
SinglesBank.com
hackulo.us
ZombieApocalypseStore.com
elaliberte.info
planbcreative.org
Bed-Linens.net
TulsaUsa.com
walkingthetmb.com
TurkeyForecast.com
www1988.com
StartupCatchup.com
CorporateTechDecisions.com
SeanHowe.com
ayade.com
radiojxl.com
MachinistJobs.com
InspectorJobs.com
roobaroo.com
icoinone.com
RedlineWheels.com
yishujiajia.com
oxiamem.com
jtootech.com
BigBang520.com
zmdjdcsh.com
ntcyh.com
lezcai.com
decathlonplv.com
FedSummits.com
hnlx668.com
walkleybowlingcentre.com
koyoelevator.com
xiaolaiya.com
11Dong.com
ittyy.com
ValleyVanguardOnline.com
chinachatons.com
MindBodyHome.com
YardSeller.com
KidsSoccerWorld.com
xp-tools.com
UsaPocketBikes.com
PaulGoodmanFilm.com
OfficialMotorCitySoulFood.com
IsraelNewsOnline.org
SecureChimp.com
HomeSpectra.com
FresherNow.com
couponq.com
LondonBrown.com
debargewines.com
SohoGym.com
higheredtechdecisions.com
WorshipTechDecisions.com
IonOptic.com
KurtBakerMusic.com
Plastic-Electronics.org
SoftBuzz.net
CasinoItalianoGratis.net
CalgaryIslamicSchool.com
tabebbq.com
eocommunity.com
fslng.com
HotNewBargains.com
klewis.com
erinkrollphotography.com
bibirmer.com

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Request for Information: ICANN Contractual Compliance Registry and Registrar Audit Services

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LOS ANGELES – 27 September 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced it is soliciting information from vendors qualified to provide global audit services for the ICANN organization's Contractual Compliance department. The intent is to identify a qualified audit vendor who will be responsible for providing registry and registrar audit services to verify compliance obligations under ICANN agreements.

Expertise in performing audits and knowledge of the domain name industry are necessary to ensure an effective and high quality audit implementation.

For an overview and timeline of the Request for Information (RFI), please click here.

ICANN will review the initial indications of interest via this RFI process and will issue a subsequent Request for Proposal (RFP) with necessary details to selected bidders.

Indications of interest should be sent via email to Compliance.Audit.Services-RFI@icann.org. ICANN will provide interested parties with access to the ICANN sourcing tool (SciQuest/Jaggaer). Responses to the RFI should be electronically submitted by 23:59 UTC on 24 October 2019 using ICANN's sourcing tool.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique, so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

ICANN’s Adiel Akplogan Inducted Into the 2019 Internet Hall of Fame

LOS ANGELES – 27 September 2019 – Today, Adiel Akplogan joined the elite ranks of notable individuals who have been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame for their significant contributions to the advancement of the global Internet. The Internet Hall of Fame inducted Akplogan, the Vice President of Technical Engagement at ICANN org, for his outstanding contribution to the Internet's growth, reach, and security in Africa. ICANN President and CEO Göran Marby said, "Adiel is the embodiment of ICANN's mission to work in the public interest. I know everyone at ICANN wishes Adiel congratulations on this significant achievement."

Akplogan will be honored at the Internet Hall of Fame 2019 Induction Ceremony today in San Jose, Costa Rica at 23:30 UTC or 16:30 PT. The ceremony can be viewed via livestream: https://livestream.com/internetsociety/ihof2019.

Akplogan has been with ICANN's Office of the Chief Technology Officer since 2015, where he develops and coordinates ICANN org's technical engagement. David Conrad, ICANN's Chief Technology Officer, said, "Adiel is key to our outreach and engagement efforts with the Internet's technical community. This recognition is well-deserved and is a testament to his dedication and contributions to the ICANN community."

Recognized as an Internet pioneer in Africa, Akplogan contributed to technical capacity-building and the deployment of some of the first private Internet Service Providers in Africa. He helped found and was the first CEO of the African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC). Akplogan said, "We dreamed and worked relentlessly to build a regional registry that would become a catalyst for the African Internet ecosystem, tackling our challenges one at a time with diligence, discipline, and courage to build consensus."

During his 25-year career, he has also served on the Boards and Advisory Committees of many multistakeholder Internet governance bodies. He has also contributed to building the technical coordination bodies in Africa such as the African Network Operators Group (AfNOG), the Africa Top Level Domains Organization (AFTLD), and the Africa Internet Summit. Akplogan, a native of Togo now living in Montréal, Canada, holds an engineering degree from the Université d'Abomey-Calavi and a master's degree in E-Business and New Technology Management from the Paris Graduate School of Management.

More details on the 2019 Internet Hall of Fame inductees, including their biographies and photos, can be found at www.internethalloffame.org. You can follow the Internet Hall of Fame on Facebook and on Twitter at @Internet_HOF (#ihof2019).

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

About the Internet Hall of Fame

The Internet Hall of Fame (www.internethalloffame.org) is a recognition program and virtual museum that celebrates the living history of the Internet and the individuals whose extraordinary contributions have made the Internet, its worldwide availability and use, and its transformative nature, possible. The Internet Hall of Fame was launched by the Internet Society in 2012.

ICANN: IANA Naming Function Review: Review Team Members Announced

ICANN announced the 13-member team that will conduct the first IANA Naming Function Review (IFR).

The IFR is a new accountability mechanism created as part of the IANA stewardship transition to ensure that Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) meet the needs and expectations of its naming customers. The IANA Naming Function Review Team (IFRT) will conduct the review in accordance with the scope specified in the ICANN Bylaws, which centers around a review and evaluation of PTI’s performance of the IANA naming function against the contractual requirements in the IANA Naming Function Contract.

The members of the IANA Naming Function Review Team (IFRT) are:

NameRegionSO/AC Nomination
1Frederico NevesLACccNSO
2Peter KochEURccNSO
3Unguec Stephen KangAFccNSO nomination of non-ccNSO ccTLD manager
4Rick WilhelmNARySG
5Jean-Christophe VignesEURRySG
6Kristian ØrmenEURRrSG
7Christian DawsonNACommercial Stakeholder Group
8Tomslin Samme-NlarAFNon-Commercial Stakeholder Group
9Mr. Andreas DlaminiAFGAC
10Patrik FälströmNASSAC
11Suzanne WoolfNARSSAC
12Kaili KanAPALAC
13James GannonEURCSC liaison
14Kim Davies, PTIPTI liaison
15Steve Conte, ICANNICANN liaison

Key Information

  • The IFR does not replace the work of the Customer Standing Committee (CSC), which reviews PTI’s performance of the naming function on a monthly basis to ensure that PTI delivers on the Service Level Agreements specified in the IANA Naming Function Contract.
  • The full scope of the review is available in Section 18 of the ICANN Bylaws.
  • Periodic updates on the progress of the review will be made available on https://www.icann.org and at ICANN Public Meetings.

About Reviews

Reviews are mandated by the ICANN Bylaws and are crucial to the legitimacy and accountability of ICANN. Reviews serve as ICANN‘s progress report to the world; they demonstrate how ICANN delivers on its commitments and identifies areas where ICANN can improve. Specific Reviews are conducted by members of the stakeholder community who look at past processes, actions, and outcomes in order to make recommendations to improve future performance.

About ICANN

ICANN‘s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

This ICANN announcement was sourced from: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-09-26-en

Application Period Open for ICANN67 Community Childcare Grants Pilot Program

ICANN has begun accepting applications for its Community Childcare Grants Pilot Program for ICANN67 in Cancún, Mexico. The program aims to facilitate, during ICANN meetings, the in-person participation of community members with children.

Grants up to USD 750.00 per family are available for ICANN Public Meeting participants who are bringing children and will incur expenses associated with babysitting and/or local childcare services. There will be no on-site meeting/conference-sponsored childcare services during ICANN67.

The deadline to apply for the grant is Wednesday, 20 November 2019 at 23:59 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The application can be found here. For more information, please visit the program’s page here.

About ICANN

ICANN‘s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

This ICANN announcement was sourced from: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-09-25-en

TopNurses.com sold for $4,388

Today: When the .net and .org are registered, the .com should be priced at… / Divorce.tv sold for $4,000! / Register New .BUZZ Domains for $0.99! / and More…

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

Share your favorite landing page that you have! – What would you say is your best landing page being used for your domain names? Take a look at some of the landing pages other domain investors use and share your best one too.

Screamers.com – This is an interesting single-dictionary-word .com. It could work great for a Halloween or horror niche development. Do you think it’s good enough to have value in today’s market? What would you appraise it for?

Divorce.tv sold for $4,000! – Wow! Another four-figure .tv ccTLD sales report. These .tv’s just keep flying off the shelf. What do you think about the sale of this one?

When the .net and .org are registered, the .com should be priced at… – Have you ever had experience in selling .com domain names that have the .org and .net already owned in the same term or sequence? Was the sales price consistently the same amount more or less than the other extensions pricing/sales reports? Check out what some domain investors said.

Register New .BUZZ Domains for $0.99! – Have you been contemplating registering a new .buzz domain name but didn’t like the price tag? This ninety-nine cent promotion might come in handy to save a few bucks.

TopNurses.com sold for $4,388 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a nine-letter, two-word, medical related .com domain for a mid-four-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

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DNAcademy’s Mike Cyger is going on one heck of a run, and I’m have a blast following along on Instagram

For those who missed the memo, Michael Cyger, the founder of DNAcademy and runner extraordinaire is running 330 miles (yes you read that right) across Washington, from Seattle to Spokane. And like the post title says, you can follow the adventures on Instragram (mikedotrun), which has now become a daily ritual for me.

Michael Cyger runs across Washington State

Along with an Instagram account tracking the journey, Mike also owns Mike.run which he’s turned into a website documenting the journey. This is actually the first time I’ve been to a .run site and I think this is a perfect use case for the .run extension.

Mike.run

So at this point you might be wondering the same thing I was when I first heard the news – why the heck is Mike doing this? Luckily, he breaks it down for us on his site:

Hi! My name is Mike Cyger and I am going to run 330 miles solo and unassisted (meaning no outside support) from Seattle to Spokane, Washington, starting September 22, 2019.

Why?

Sense of accomplishment: man versus nature.
See WA state (he’s never been East of Central WA).
Meet people along the way.
Be uncomfortable, be happy, and keep going.
Maybe garner a couple of interesting stories.

(Source – Mike.run)

Mike’s plan is to run 18 – 33 miles a day, which is a really solid goal and my guess is will become increasingly challenging as time goes on. I now find myself checking Mike’s Instagram account at least twice a day, usually when I wake up and before I go to sleep, to see how the adventures is going.

I’m really impressed with everything Mike has done to document this run digitally – from the custom .run site to the separate Instagram account to a detailed review directly on Strava, safe to say Mike is leveraging just about every technology possible here!

Go Mike go! 🏃