I’m going to explain to you why I think bitcoin will be a part of the future but isn’t THE future. One. It fluctuates too much to be a good store of value. When I put money into a store of value I put it in there because it “Stores Value” when others things could dump. Until it stabilizes nobody is going to put their money into something that can easily take a 10% haircut over night for no reason. What about gold? Gold moves and can move pretty dramatically over the course of a year. Is that what bitcoin is looking to be. A good, more rare gold? How many of your friends own gold?
It’s heavily manipulated by the larger owners. So is the stock market but they are audited and use traceable trades. You usually don’t, but you could go to prison if you get caught in manipulation in the US stock market. Bitcoin is anonymous. Anonymous is privacy but also a great way to hid fraud. Mass acceptance will require transactions with responsibility behind it. The next generation is all about transparency. What do the under 25 use for storage and payments? Venmo. They even let all their transactions be posted publicly for the world to see. I think Venmo does or will provide more daily use than bitcoin.
Bitcoin is straight up gambling. Gambling based on the hope that there will be more people that want it than available coins. The love is based on hopes that the price skyrockets not that its better than what technology will eventually be able to do with cash. I have no doubts that my bank will soon be able to send money to another person in a matter of seconds with the blockchain. “It’s a tradable asset” There are plenty of assets that I can trade that fluctuate merely on want.
“I don’t want people to know what I’m doing” Not always, but it generally means you are doing someting you should’t be. I use it to gamble online. The sportsbook like its because nobody can prove what came in or out. Again, non transparency can not be built on.
After writing all this I admit I still own bitcoin. Two reasons. One, I don’t want to miss out if I’m wrong. I am more than willing to be wrong on something and I am all the time. I made some profits on Bitcoin a year or two ago and I took it out. I have put it back in and left it alone. Two, it gives me something to do each day. I need action. I like going to bitcoin price each morning and see how its doing. Watching its heroic moves. I, like so many others, love the rush of the crazy fluctuations. But its gambling for me and whether they admit it, for most others. I have no idea why its moving, I just try and catch it. That’s gambling at its finest. But changing the world? I don’t see it. I don’t buy the “from the people for the people” mantra. Just because its sovereign doesn’t mean the within aren’t completely controlled by few. Bitcoin price is controlled by few and will always because there are very few coins to be made to adjust the balance of power. Kudos to the Winkelvosses who understood this and took control. Everyone else is on the outside merely gets to feel empowered but has their value controlled by someone else, just like regular old fiat
Quote of the Day: “Have you ever noticed how ‘What the hell’ is always the right decision to make?” -Terry Johnson
Domain of the Day: Brooke.com Don’t know the reserve but popular girl’s names are really hard to find
Namejet, Sedo, Snap, and other Names Up for Auction
DXUF.com Met reserve at only $50. That would be a great buy regardless of letters. Gets 416 monthly visits
OttawaEast.com Closes today. Met reserve. Upgrade name for a few companies that share the name
Sedo Starts their 4L.com auction today. Here are my favorites
Klot.com People are going to think Blood clot but at under $500 reserve you have a little money to brand it better
HWBA.com A for association. One of my favorite endings for a LLLL.com
RBDA.com I like this one for the same, exact, reasons
NWOF.com I like O to be in the second to last spot to represent the word “of” although with the W in front it may represent “With Out”
LCLV.com Las Vegas
NiceTan.com It’s got an ExpiredDomains.net partnership logo. I like it for the quality of the domain but curious about this partnership thing
DomainOutlet.com Uniregistry bidding on this one but its going to take a big bump in bids to hit reserve
Birdo.com I remember when adding an o to the end of a noun was getting great prices about 5 years ago. I think we’re getting back to those price levels
iCoaches.com Internet coaches. Big trend as I said the other day. Met reserve
BroadcastPro.com Make everything look professional
LasVegasRunning.com Last I checked there are a lot of runners in Las Vegas
Godaddy Domains With Multiple Bids
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Tik.net tik tok is the hottest app in the world right now. Doesn’t hurt the value of this one
DownloadFiles.com Six figure name in 1999
ESXN.com I’d say typo of ESPN but X and P aren’t even close
SurfLove.com Yo Bro, there is lots of love in the surfing community
BePal.com Lots of Japanese results for the name. Can’t read them so I’ll just hope its not porn. Or hope, depending if you need traffic
Movity.com I think mobility when I see it
JoseCanseco.com Only the greatest hitter/personality the game has ever seen. Under a $1000 would be crazy
IndigoLeaf.com Canna name all the way
BuyVegan.com Can’t go wrong with Vegan
MyCharityPage.com Great backlinks and juice if you’re trying to build out a fundraising page
IAmGreat.com You are. Your really are
Godaddy Domains With One Or No Bids
The Rest of the Godaddy Names With Bids
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The only startup that launched with a premium .com this week is Choco, a young startup from Berlin with plenty of momentum that’s aiming to attract restaurants and suppliers. The company just raised a $33.5M funding round and aims to make ordering and communication with suppliers faster and simpler. A quick look at DomainIQ reveals that the Whois details of Choco.com last changed in July 2019, several months before the company secured it’s Series A investment.
Dash Living, a “Serviced Living Community” here in Hong Kong that raised $10M is operating from Dash.co. The company operates several serviced apartments, boutique hotels and co-living spaces around the city.
Here’s this weeks list:
|Organization Name||Website||Funding Status||Total Funding (in USD)|
|Nuvation Bio||nuvationbio.com||Early Stage Venture||$275,000,000.00|
|Vindex||vindex.gg||Early Stage Venture||$60,000,000.00|
|Disc Medicine||discmedicine.com||Early Stage Venture||$50,000,000.00|
|Choco||choco.com||Early Stage Venture||$33,500,000.00|
|ShiraTronics||shiratronics.com||Early Stage Venture||$33,000,000.00|
|Kira Biotech||kirabiotech.com||Early Stage Venture||$20,000,000.00|
|BURST Oral Care||burstoralcare.com||Unknown||$20,000,000.00|
|GRAX||grax.com||Early Stage Venture||$12,800,000.00|
|Rznomics||rznomics.com||Early Stage Venture||$10,270,806.00|
|Socially Determined||sociallydetermined.com||Early Stage Venture||$7,300,000.00|
|RUTI||ruti.com||Early Stage Venture||$6,000,000.00|
|Axilion Smart Mobility||axilion.com||Seed||$6,000,000.00|
|Pepticom Ltd.||pepticom.com||Early Stage Venture||$5,000,000.00|
|Haofubao||hkdt.org||Early Stage Venture||$5,000,000.00|
|Tines||tines.io||Early Stage Venture||$4,100,000.00|
|Smart Radar System||smartradarsystem.com||Early Stage Venture||$4,000,000.00|
|EnsureDR||ensuredr.com||Early Stage Venture||$2,500,000.00|
|mPower Technology||mpower.technology||Early Stage Venture||$2,500,000.00|
|Repeat App||repeat.app||Early Stage Venture||$2,500,000.00|
|CHILD Health Imprints (CHIL)||childhealthimprints.com||Seed||$2,300,000.00|
|Photonic Rayleigh Technology (Beijing)||gozoral.com||Early Stage Venture||$1,416,009.00|
|Great Manager Institute||greatmanagerinstitute.com||Seed||$283,000.00|
|Pocket Cocktails||pocket-cocktails.com||Early Stage Venture||$110,803.00|
|Paper.id||paper.id||Early Stage Venture||Unknown|
|MooveGuru||mooveguru.com||Early Stage Venture||Unknown|
|Alfasommet||alfasommet.net||Early Stage Venture||Unknown|
|Monolith Global Partners LLC||monolithglobalpartners.com||Early Stage Venture||Unknown|
Funding data is based on online reporting and DNgeek cannot guarantee 100% accuracy. To compile this list we only include companies that raised their first round of Angel, Seed, Series A or Venture funding and exclude companies that raised private equity, grants, pre-IPO or Series B and beyond funding rounds.
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As we prepare for a public session during ICANN66 in Montreal, on Monday 4 November 2019, I would like to share the ICANN Board's current thoughts regarding enhancing and streamlining ICANN's reviews.
To give more context, reviews are an important component of ICANN's multistakeholder model; they provide a vehicle for continuous improvement. ICANN's current approach to reviews – both organizational and specific – was developed over time, in a different environment than we find ourselves in today. Leading into the next five-year strategic planning cycle, the Board's priority is to work with the community to reimagine how this important means of accountability can be improved to serve ICANN in the future.
The Bylaws empower the Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT) to "recommend to the Board the termination or amendment of other periodic reviews required by […] Section 4.6, and may recommend to the Board the creation of additional periodic reviews." During its recent face-to-face meeting in Singapore, ATRT3 continued to discuss possible improvements to the review process. The Board welcomes and supports this important work, and we will coordinate with the review team to ensure that the broader streamlining efforts the Board is undertaking will complement ATRT3 recommended improvements once those recommendations are made.
Now that the second round of organizational reviews is complete, two specific reviews are due to be completed in 2020, and the ATRT3 is on course to submit its draft report for public comment in December 2019, the Board believes this is the time to consider how the overall review cycle and process can be enhanced and streamlined. The Board has identified two strands of work for this important discussion, and we would like to share with you how the Board envisions moving these two strands forward.
Strand 1 - Enhancing the Reviews: A Proposal for Community Discussions
The Board believes that it is important to focus on enhancing the reviews before we can effectively streamline the process. Specifically, the focus should be on the resourcing and prioritization of community recommendations.
The reviews currently underway can serve as a real-time testbed, and will benefit from agreed-upon principles designed to enhance the development of substantive review recommendations. These agreed-upon principles and approaches may positively impact the concluding phases of ATRT3 and the second review of the Security, Stability, and Resiliency (SSR2), and the processing and implementation of recommendations of the Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review (CCT) and the Registration Directory Service Review (RDS).
In June 2019, the Board began a conversation with the leadership of all specific review teams to share its thoughts on the need to enhance the effectiveness of review recommendations and their implementation. This conversation led to a draft proposal, which the Board has shared with the leadership. With their input, along with feedback provided by the community during the Montreal meeting (see below), the Board plans to finalize and publish the proposal after ICANN66.
In the current draft, the Board proposes an effectiveness framework, including principles designed to enhance the effectiveness of review recommendations and their implementation. The framework also proposes:
- Supporting review team efforts to understand resource requirements and implementation issues associated with recommendations as – not after – they are developed.
- Securing community input on (a) resource requirements and implementation issues, (b) prioritization across community recommendations from various sources, including reviews and cross-community working groups, and (c) budgeting for implementation of approved recommendations prior to recommendation finalization.
- Board consideration of review recommendations, including increased engagement with review team shepherds.
- Community-wide prioritization and budgeting for recommendations.
The Board is discussing the possibility of testing these principles and process steps through ongoing interaction with the SSR2 and ATRT3 leadership. Subject to feedback from the review teams, along with community input throughout ICANN66 and beyond, the Board would like to reach consensus on improvements during or soon after ICANN67 so that the work of ATRT3 and SSR2 might benefit from the outcome.
Strand 2 - Streamlining of Reviews
The Board believes that streamlining entails improving both the timing and the cadence of the reviews.
The next round of reviews will start in 2021. Under the Bylaws, the third GNSO review is due to start in June 2021 and, while the second Security, Stability, and Resiliency (SSR2) Review is still underway, SSR3 is scheduled to start in March 2022.
The timing and cadence of reviews is anchored in the Bylaws: organizational reviews occur five years after the Board's reception of the Final Report of the previous review, and specific reviews occur five years after the previous review team was convened. The duration of ATRT is limited to twelve months, but no other specific review has a time limit. Similarly, the Bylaws do not stipulate a time limit for organizational reviews. However, the work of independent examiners conducting organizational reviews is generally limited to twelve months or less.1
The current SSR2 review process offers an example of the difficulty that the current timing presents. SSR2 anticipates completing its work in June 2020. The Bylaws currently state that regardless of when SSR2 concludes, SSR3 must start in March 2022. This timing does not allow for a sufficient period for implementation of recommendations before the next cycle. One of the goals in streamlining the process is to find a consensus position on review timing and cadence that allows adequate time to conduct reviews; implement the recommendations; assess the effect of the implementation; and plan for the next review cycle, while also minimizing the number of reviews conducted concurrently. This work will be informed by any applicable findings and recommendations of ATRT3.
However, timing is not our only concern about ICANN's organizational and specific reviews. Finding a better way to schedule future review cycles will certainly address numerous community concerns. At the same time, enhanced processes for developing, considering, and implementing recommendations can also affect review timing. The Board notes that other areas needing improvement are linked to broader themes of roles and responsibilities of the review teams, the ICANN community, Board, and org. Tackling these areas after the timing issue has been resolved will facilitate productive engagement with the community and benefit the process of other related work, such as enhancement of recommendations and the effectiveness of the multistakeholder model.
In terms of broader review enhancements, the Board believes it would be productive to focus on several key areas, such as diversity and skill of review teams and independent examiners; lines of accountability; safeguards to transparency; prudent use of resources; and clarity on the roles and responsibilities of review teams/independent examiners, the community, the Board, and org.
Combining the Work on Organizational and Specific Reviews
It is logical to combine the work to enhance and streamline both organizational and specific reviews because both reviews will benefit from the same overarching, guiding principles. Accordingly, the outcome of the public comment on 'streamlining organizational reviews' will feed into the effort. Where the nature of organizational and specific reviews differs, process steps flowing from the principles will diverge when necessary.
Immediate Next Steps
The immediate next steps focus on Strand 1 for the resourcing and prioritization of review recommendations. The Board will conduct a public session during the ICANN66 meeting in Montreal, on Monday 4 November 2019. While there will be a discussion of the concrete ideas included in the draft proposal, the session also will foreshadow the wider discussion on enhancing and streamlining that has been outlined in this blog, as well as a timely update on the ATRT3's ongoing discussion. The Board believes that dividing the discussion into two strands is a practical way to proceed, and will seek community input on this reasoning during the session. As stated previously, the Board intends to coordinate with the ATRT3 to ensure that streamlining efforts are complementary and avoid conflicting solutions or duplication of effort.
We expect that the community discussion will take place via public consultations, webinars, and public comment proceedings. Please also look out for the ATRT3 draft report. As we said at the outset, this discussion will be predicated on the commitment from all parts of the multistakeholder model to work toward better outcomes. We look forward to a constructive discussion that will yield impactful and innovative solutions for future ICANN reviews.
The Board believes that the multistakeholder model will be strengthened with a commitment from all parts of ICANN to work toward more effective review outcomes that are based on collective agreement on clear principles. In fact, we expect that the work on the future of the multistakeholder model will have a symbiotic relationship with the effort to enhance and streamline reviews.
1 The GNSO2 review is the only exception, being conducted for 15 months.
ICANN has decided to use the hotel's own Wi-Fi networks rather than creating ICANN's service set identifiers (SSIDs) at the hotel sites. The hotel manages and brands in-room Wi-Fi networks that appear as ICANN networks using a SSID; however, ICANN does not manage, own, or control these networks. Therefore, continuing to offer it as an ICANN-branded network is a misrepresentation. Please use the Wi-Fi options provided by your hotel for in-room connectivity at ICANN66 and at other meetings going forward.
To clarify, this change only affects hotel room networks. ICANN will continue to offer secure networks on-site at the meeting venue. Please let us know if you have any questions.
As you’re aware, ICANN has commitments to and requirements for accountability and transparency. Current and easy-to-find information in all six U.N. languages is a vital part of achieving those commitments. ICANN.org is one of the avenues where we demonstrate and meet those obligations. It is our publicly-facing system of record for policies and Bylaws.
We are continuing our efforts with the Information Transparency Initiative (ITI), which will help us meet some of those accountability and transparency commitments. Through our new technical foundation and information architecture, ICANN is establishing and enforcing content governance over our information. That important information will be made accessible, organized, and displayed for stakeholders through an enhanced ICANN.org. This effort will lead to improved accountability and transparency.
ICANN Board Meeting Content Search Improvements
Today, we released the proposed new search experience for Board Meeting content for your input via our feedback site.
The improved searchability, which is core to ITI, includes these features:
- Filters to narrow your search by document type (Resolutions, Minutes, Agenda), Board Committees (current and former), and Board Meeting type
- Date range filter
- Expandable and collapsible table structure
- Jump-to links for upcoming Board Meeting information, Year, and Month/Year
- Keyword(s) search within Board Meeting content with results available by relevance (number of instances of the keyword(s)) or newest (search results ordered by publish date)
Because this release is in active development, some files and sections may be missing. For example, Secretary's Notices, Board Information Call content, and Board Workshops content is not currently available. The sub-navigation menu does not link to the actual pages yet, as we'd like your feedback on whether the sub-navigation items meet your needs. All files and content currently on https://icann.org will be migrated and available when the new site is launched.
The feedback period will be open until 30 November 2019.
Upcoming Content and Features Available for Feedback
The ITI team is developing an improved Public Comment feature based on invaluable input from members of ICANN's Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees. This new feature will be available for testing in late January 2020.
As a reminder, we're aiming for an April 2020 soft launch of the new site. For more information about the soft launch, please read our September 2019 ITI blog.
Remember, register your input! The feedback period will be open until 30 November 2019.
Akamai recently released their 2019 State of the Internet / Security Report and in it detailed how criminals are leveraging a range of domain extensions to trick their victims. If you don’t know what phishing is, think of it as essentially trying to trick someone into giving you their username or password, often by pretending to be someone you’re not.
Back in the early days of computer hacking, phishing was actually done over the phone. A hacker (at that time often called Phone Phreaker) would call someone on the phone pretending to be say, an admin from AOL. They would then tell the user that there was a problem with their account and they needed their login and password to get everything fixed. As technology progressed, so did phishing schemes and today many of them are hosted on confusingly similar domains to make users think they’re actually logging in on a real company website when in fact they’re just giving away their user credentials to a hacker.
While phishing attacks target a lot of different company’s users, Microsoft took the cake with 20% of the domains. Here’s a look at the top four from the report:
When it comes to the domain names that are used for phishing attacks it should come as no surprise that .COM is the most-used by a pretty wide margin. If you think about it from the hackers perspective, they want the user to be confused and think they are on a real company website and .COM is what people do know and trust the most.
At the same time, hackers are cheap and often will gravitate towards domain names that offer specials, i.e. promotions where they can buy lots of domains for a dollar or two. Here’s the full list of the top domain extensions used for phishing:
I was pretty surprised to see .SCIENCE on this list, but at the same time, I’m guessing that criminals feel this might be a particularly trustworthy sounding domain extension, or at least that’s my thought. The domain extension that I was the least surprised to see was .TK, it has been one of the most scammy domain extensions out there for a long time so it makes sense to find it in the top three.
The moral of the story here is relatively simple. If you click on a link and land on a site that doesn’t quite look right, it probably isn’t. Even if the site is on a .COM domain, look at the spelling of the domain name, check the SSL cert, be careful anytime you enter your password. This is also why password managers like Dashlane and 1Password are so handy, if you’re not a legitimate site it won’t populate your password.
Were you surprised to see any of the domain extension on the list? I want to hear from you, comment and let your voice be heard!
Today: The most effective sales landers… / The importance of backlinks to domain buyers / TradeCom.com sold for $5,305 / and More…
Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today:
looking for Premium .city domain name for client – Budget: Up to $5,000.00 – Be sure to check your portfolio for one of these premium .city new gTLD’s that this buyer is interested in. This might be an opportunity to liquidate.
Showcase And Discuss Your Private Domain Name Sales – Do you have any private domain name sales that are not under a non-disclosure agreement, but didn’t happen through a marketplace venue that you could share? Compare notes with other investors that sold privately.
Looking for Domains with keyword Property/Realty – Budget: Up to $100.00 – Are you holding any property or realty domain names that you wouldn’t mind liquidating for some fast cash to spend this weekend? Take a look at this buyers guidelines to see if it qualifies.
TradeCom.com sold for $5,305 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a eight-letter, two-word, .com domain name for a mid-four-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?
The importance of backlinks to domain buyers – Why do you think backlinks are so important to some domain name buyers but to others? Check out what a few domain name investors are saying about the importance of backlinks.
The most effective sales landers… – Which domain name sales lander have you used that showed the best engagement/inquiry rates? Take a look at what landing pages are working for other domain investors and and share your own experiences.
How to deal with – “Not Interested in Selling” – responses – How do you generally get passed a domain owners “Not interested in selling” response for a domain they don’t seem to be using and you want badly? Take a peak at what some investors are saying that works.
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A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on October 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.
GoDaddy Names at Auction
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Namejet Names at Auction
The 5N.com 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.