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January 18, 2018 02:04

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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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Track your domains even after you decide not to renew them

You never know when a domain’s chances of selling will increase. I renew many of my domains six months or more in advance. If I know I’m going to renew them, I like to knock them out in bulk so I don’t have to worry about them and deal with reminder notices. When I’m on the […]

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DomainsBot : How-to make profits from domains

The original DomainsBot provided a subscription service, sharing lists containing thousands of expired domain names. Between 1997 and 2004, the service was indispensable for domain investors, and it contained newsletters with information about domain investing. We’re unleashing this beauty from the past and our personal archives, with a newsletter from 11/26/2000, titled: How-to make profits […]

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Registry-based .IO backorder service to shut down

Change comes as backend registry services are transitioned. Afilias is taking over backend registry services for Internet Computer Bureau (ICB Registry) and its three ccTLDs .AC, .IO, and .SH. This transition will take place on June 10. As a result of the transition, there will no longer be a registry-run backorder service for .IO. In […]

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Making money with ccTLDs – DNW Podcast #136

Meet a guy who has sold a half million worth of ccTLDs last year. Is it too late to get into domain investing? Nope. This week’s guest is another example of someone who got in late and found a successful niche. Mike Carson sold about a half million dollars worth of domains last year. Combined […]

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GoDaddy will display new valuations on GoDaddy Auctions

What’s that expired domain name worth? GoDaddy has a good idea…and is about to let domain name investors know. GoDaddy (NASDAQ: GDDY) is rolling out its new valuation system to a much wider audience: bidders on expired domain auctions at GoDaddy Auctions. The company started using the valuation tool internally and in auction highlight emails […]

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