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September 25, 2017 13:29

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Why lower prices at NameJet might mean more money for everyone

A lower starting price is a bet on higher sell-through rates. NameJet is lowering the starting bid prices on a number of direct-transfer expiring domain names. These are the domains that are registered at partner registrars and don’t go through the full pending delete cycle. Domains from Tucows (which owns half of NameJet) will be […]

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NameJet drops pricing to $39 for some domain backorders

NameJet announced that it’s dropping the price of some domain backorders to $39 dollars. Normally, the price is $69 dollars, so that’s a considerable discount. According to the latest news from NameJet: “While most of the domains on NameJet still start at $69, you will likely see more and more domains starting below this amount. […]

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Foster agency files UDRP against domain “held for ransom”

Agency decided to file cybersquatting complaint rather than pay £9,000. Earlier this month I wrote about a UK foster agency that forgot to renew its domain name and then complained that it was being “held for ransom” by someone who registered it upon expiration. The person who bought LittleAcornsFostering.com allegedly asked the foster agency for […]

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TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 8/15/2017!

Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 8/15/2017. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a comment below! Good Luck! Freshdrop.com Was Formed In 2007 To Provide The First Commercially Available […]

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Domain transfers past expiration : It won’t work with eNom!

In a recent article about domain transfers past expiration, we came to the conclusion that they are feasible. Most domain registrars these days take a non-aggressive stance to losing customers, in hopes that overall they’ll attract more. Unfortunately, that’s not the case with eNom and its antiquated back-end interface, so an update is due on […]

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Marketo donates $10,000 to Project Pinball to thank the guy who saved their domain name

On Tuesday, the wildly popular marketing automation software company Marketo (which was acquired for close to $1.8B last year) accidentally let their domain name, Marketo.com, expire. While you might not use Marketo every day, imagine if a core app that you did use every day suddenly stopped working…so you went to their website and it […]

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Pheenix increases backorders for com/net to $59.99

Pheenix announced that it will be increasing pricing for Gold backorders to $59.99 for com/net. The change will be effective on July 15, 2017. There will also be increases for other domain extensions. This is the 3rd increase for Pheenix in the past year. On January 15, 2017, pricing for Gold backorders went to $38.99 and Super Savers to […]

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Want to buy expired domain names? You should know about these five sites

This weekend a friend who is starting to get into the world of domain names asked me where I go to buy expired domains. I shared some of my favorite sites for buying expired domains and was surprised that he had only heard of one of the five. After sharing my top five list with […]

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Is Verisign about to change the expired domain drop catching game?

Patent application shows that Verisign might be shaking up the current system. Lots of well-timed firepower. That’s how the expired domain name drop catching system works in .com today. Drop catchers target domain names the second they drop, and try to coordinate amongst their hundreds of owned-and-operated registrars as well as partners to register as […]

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Did you know : You can still transfer out expired domain names

Domain names that have expired at their current registrar, can still be transferred out. It’s not too late – as long as it’s done no later than 30 days after expiration – to move out domains from GoDaddy, for example, to Uniregistry. Expired domains don’t get locked down with a “renew or else” ransom note, […]

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