Register for ICANN66 Prep Week Webinars

LOS ANGELES – 16 September 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) released the schedule for ICANN66 Prep Week, which features a series of seven webinars to prepare the community ahead of its Annual General Meeting in November.

To attend any of the below webinars, please register here by 11 October to receive joining instructions. You may also submit questions during the registration process. All registered attendees will receive participation details days before the webinar dates.

ICANN66 Prep Week Webinars Schedule

Monday, 14 October 2019
16:00 UTC | Global Stakeholder Engagement (GSE) Update: What to Expect at ICANN66

Tuesday, 15 October 2019
16:00 UTC | ICANN66 Plenary Session: DNS Abuse
23:00 UTC | Pre-ICANN66 Contractual Compliance Update

Wednesday, 16 October 2019
16:00 UTC | ICANN66 Plenary Session: Evolution of ICANN's Multistakeholder Model
23:00 UTC | Multistakeholder Strategy and Strategic Initiatives (MSSI) Update

Thursday, 17 October 2019
12:00 UTC | Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Policy Update
16:00 UTC | Pre-ICANN66 Policy Update

All webinars be in English. Materials from the Pre-ICANN66 Policy Update will also be available in French. Recordings and materials will be posted here.

Prep Week was established to help streamline the pre-meeting experience, as well as increase awareness of plenary topics, foster deeper conversations and enhance briefings and readout sessions.

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.

Confessions and Observations of a New Domain Investor

Today: Centrist.com sold for $7,600 / Trick.com / $5.49 new .COM w-free privacy w-no limit…seriously! / and More…

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

Buying premium Squadhelp names or brandbucket approved names – Budget: Up to $55.00 ea. – If you have any premium squadhelp or brandbucket domains you would be willing to liquidate in bulk for some fast spending cash this weekend, this might be an opportunity.

WTB Premium Squadhelp Domains – Total Budget: $2,000.00 – Be sure to check your portfolio for any premium squadhelp domain names. This buyer is ready for a bulk deal if you’re ready to cut your losses and liquidate.

Trick.com – This five-letter, brandable, pronounceable, dictionary-word, .com domain name was spotted in the top domain section. Do you think it has what it takes to be a solid start-up brand?

$5.49 new .COM w-free privacy w-no limit…seriously! – If you have been on the fence about registering a new .com, but didn’t like the price tag, this promotion for $5.49 might be helpful.

Centrist.com sold for $7,600 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a eight-letter, pronounceable, brandable, .com domain for a high-four-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

Confessions and Observations of a New Domain Investor – If you are new to, thinking about starting, or just wanting to see a recap of a new domain investors experiences just starting out, this might be a good read for you.

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AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 14, 2019

A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on September 14, 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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161 Domain Discoveries for September 15th

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 161 domains for sale with history. […]

$191k in Sales on September 14th – Zeda.com sold for $21,055 – Daily Market Report

GoDaddy had six of the top ten sales yesterday led by Zeda.com which sold for $21,055. NameBio recorded 314 sales $100+ for a total of $166,043 with an average sale price of $529. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 14% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount also decreased by 14%. We also recorded an additional 987 sales below $100 for a total of $25,217. […]

Creative Ideas For Hand Reg Domains

Today: Hemplex.com sold for $7,000 / Not for sale lander causing domains to sell faster / .IO Domains Only $25.88 / and More…

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

Buying Brandables, Keywords – Budget: Up to $500.00 – If you have any brandable keyword domain names in your portfolio and looking to liquidate for some fast cash, this might be an opportunity.

ZAA.COM – A three-letter .com was spotted in the top domain section today. It’s very short, pronounceable, and brandable. Maybe even an acronym. Is that enough to give it some great value in today’s market?

.IO Domains Only $25.88 – If you have been on the fence about registering a .io ccTLD but didn’t like the price point of a new registration, this ,io promotion might come in handy for you.

Not for Sale lander causing domains to sell faster – Do you put up landing pages stating your domain is not for sale an currently has development plans? If not, you may want to read this. This domain investor claims it’s actually helping them sell domain names.

Hemplex.com sold for $7,000 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a high-four-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

Creative Ideas For Hand Reg Domains – What strategies are you currently using to find domains available for hand registration? Take a look at what this domain investors does to find the diamonds in the rough.

Today’s Marketplace/Auction Picks:

AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 13, 2019

A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on September 13, 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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174 Domain Discoveries for September 14th

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 174 domains for sale with history. […]

What to Do With an Unused Domain Name

Online, a domain name is used to provide identity to a website. In a way, it is similar to a phone number. Those searching for information on Microsoft products, head to Microsoft.com, and so forth. Although many domain names are in use, others are not. These domain names have been purchased, but are sitting unused. For most, this is a big mistake. Why? Because there are many ways in which a domain name owner can make money. How?

If you find a domain name that is unused, research. Is that domain name a common or popular name? Can it be used to generate income through affiliate programs and pay-per-click advertising? Can it be resold for a profit? If so, contact the owner. You can do so by performing a WHOIS search. If the domain owner has their information set to public, you can see it. This allows you to set up contact and offer purchase. If the current owner is unfamiliar with computers or domain name flipping, they may not know how valuable their name is, giving you an opportunity to turn a huge profit.

As shown above, you can make money with unused domain names that you do not own by offering a purchase. This is a good approach to take, but it will be hit or miss. You may have an owner who is unwilling to sell or one who wants too much money. For that reason, focus your attention on domain names you own or intend to buy.

If you own a domain that that is sitting unused, consider flipping it. You can usually make a profit. Find a third party website that allows you to list your domain for sale, such as Sedo.com. These websites usually have a solid marketing plan in place, meaning your for sale listing will be seen. The only downside is that you are charged a fee. You can also opt for free methods of selling. Posting an advertisement on Craigslist.org, social media or ads on google or bing search are some ways to get started.

A domain name can also be used. A website with good content can make money through pay-per-click programs and affiliate programs. So, why don’t you take a domain name that you own that includes the phrase free samples and list articles about finding free samples. Pay-per-click advertisements will show offers for free samples, so your site visitors will click on them. Each time a click is made, you make money. If you aren’t a good writer, hire one.

When using a domain name, look for options. A domain name isn’t enough, you need web hosting or a platform. Blogspot.com is home to Blogger. With this, you are able to attach a domain name to a blog. This means that you use the Blogger platform for free, but still have your own domain name. This extends your profits, as you don’t have to pay for web hosting.

Domain name parking is the phrase to describe a domain name not in use. It is parked and waiting for further action. Many times, a domain name is parked when a webmaster is working on building a website. Other times, a domain name is parked when someone is waiting to flip and make a sale. Instead of having a “this site is now under construction,” or a “page not found,” message appear, have moneymaking advertisements show. Afternic, TheParkingPlace and Sedo have moneymaking programs available for parked domains.

Finally, all domain owners have the option of letting their domain names expire. Yes, this is an option, but it isn’t a good one. Why pay $10 or more for a domain name and then not use it or at least try to profit from it? Did you want to start a website about free product samples and then change your mind? Instead of letting your domain name expire, sell it. Even if you only make $5, you still don’t waste money.