Rick Schwartz Sells The Domain 9595.com for $180K: Highest Reported 4 Number Domain Sale

Rick Schwartz a/k/a the Domain King has done it again, setting yet another record selling the domain name 9595.com for $180,000. This is the highest reported four number (NNNN.com) domain sale of all time and only the 5th reported NNNN.com domain to sell in the six figures. Rick hand-registered the domain name in 1998 for $70. The only four number domain names  that sold in the six … [Read more...]

The Loser on the Thesis.com UDRP Give His Story – MUST Read

Last week Michael wrote about the UDRP on Thesis.com. In a very interesting UDRP, Chris Pearson who owns the WordPress Theme of Thesis, lost its bid to grab the domain name Thesis.com from the parent company that owns and operates WordPress, Automattic, Inc. According to the UDRP, Respondent and Complainant were both approached by a third-party about purchasing the domain name thesis.com and … [Read more...]

One of The Most Applied For The New gTLD .Art is Settled By Private Auction

The new gTLD .Art appears to have been settled by private auction. The new gTLD string was set for an ICANN auction on July, 29th 2015 but several applications were withdrawn today indicating that .Art was settled privately. In all there were 10 applicants for .Art and as of publication 5 applications have been withdrawn Since there are 5 applications still pending we cannot say who the … [Read more...]

Better Buy for $20,500 VapeClub.com or MovieQuotes.com?

Two domain names just crossed the Sedo.com sales wire info in the last hour, with both selling for the same price of $20,500, VapeClub.com and  MovieQuotes.com So the question is what is the better buy? In the case of VapeClub there is an alternative Vape.club The domain name Vape.club is for sale at DomainNameSales.com The Vape industry is huge and hot and seems to be getting hotter … [Read more...]

A Brandable Name That Got Unlucky

The situation going on in Greece has been in the news for the last few years. Back in 2011 a new software company decided to name itself Grexit. With all the talk back and forth on whether or not Greece will leave the Eurozone, some have coined the phrase 'Grexit" QZ.com reported that all the attention is screwing up the traffic analytics and Grexit is considering a rebrand. From the … [Read more...]

Highly Valuable BLU.com Domain Suspended Over A Month Pending Ownership Verification

The 3 letter domain name BLU.com is currently suspended pending ownership verification at the domain name registrar Network Solutions. The domain name's status is clientTransferProhibited but that status alone wouldn't indicate the domain name is suspended. Visiting Blu.com directly there is a message in the right-hand top corner stating: "If you are the owner of this domain name, click here … [Read more...]

Amazon’s Prime Day Is July 15th But The Domain PrimeDay.com May Sell Today

Amazon announced yesterday that its "Prime Day" sale using the hashtag #PrimeDay on July 15th in celebration of  Amazon's 20th birthday will "Bury Black Friday" by comparison. We noticed that the domain name PrimeDay.com was not owned by Amazon. It seems we weren't the only one that noticed the domain name PrimeDay.com, was registered way back in 2005 and would most likely receive a lot of … [Read more...]