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01|31|2008 11:39 pm EDT

International Herald Tribune covers Domain Industry

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Up to the Minute

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In a story entitled “What’s in a domain name? Serious money” the International Herald Tribune has covered Domain Investing, spurred by the auction at DomainFest.

[via blog.cmnn.com]

01|31|2008 01:37 am EDT

IAC Buys Minority Stake In HealthCentral Network

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Up to the Minute

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InterActiveCorp (IACI) said it acquired a minority stake in the HealthCentral Network. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. HealthCentral Network is a collection of more than 30 condition-specific and healthy living Web sites that combine health information with community support.

[via CNN Money]

01|31|2008 01:07 am EDT

Handy Tool For Hunting Domains

by Adam Strong in Categories: Tools

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Domain Name News is always on the lookout for new tools or sites that can save time or make more money with domains. We recently stumbled on a handy tool called Domain Auction Cleaner. (more…)

01|30|2008 06:27 pm EDT

eBook Review: Domaining Manifesto & Domain Graduate

by Chad Kettner in Categories: Tools

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While the domaining industry continues to get larger, the need for domaining education is also becoming more prevalent. Yes, there is a lot of potential to make money in this business, but there are also many complex money-making strategies and ideas that are often skipped over by a domainer who doesn’t fully understand the marketplace.

DomainNameNews has reviewed the following eBooks:

Domaining Manifesto: The Ultimate Guide to Successful Domaining
By John Motson
$47 ($37 with discount code “dnxpert”)

Domain Graduate: Tapping the Online Mines
By Sean Stafford
$97 for the first 200 buyers

(more…)

01|30|2008 05:27 pm EDT

NetShops Plans to Add 30-50 New Stores

by Adam Strong in Categories: Up to the Minute

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netshopsAccording to Internet Retailer NetShops, Inc plans to add 30-50 online stores to it’s portfolio in 2008. The Omaha, Nebraska, web-based retailer is #104 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide and operates over 200 specialty retail sites. (more…)

01|30|2008 05:19 pm EDT

Sedo becomes minority investor in DomainsBot

by Frank Michlick in Categories: News

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DomainsBot LogoDomainsBot announced today that it has completed a minority investment from Sedo. The company provides Domain Name suggestion tools and services to registrar partners and aftermarket companies. (more…)

01|30|2008 04:26 pm EDT

Christian Higgins Wants to Be a Millionaire

by Adam Strong in Categories: Miscellaneous

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Christian Higgins The domain space has already seen rocker Joe Higgins and his band The Likes of You competing on reality-TV, and now we can root for another domain guy who’ll be appearing on a popular TV game show. Christian Higgins, Account Manager at Parked.com (no relation to Joe) will be appearing with his fiancée on the show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” during “Wedding Week” . According to the shows publicist: (more…)

01|29|2008 09:25 pm EDT

Salient Properties Teams Up With Domain Strategies to Develop WiFi.com

by Chad Kettner in Categories: Domain Development

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Salient Properties and Domain Strategies have joined together to create a new company, WiFi.Com, LLC. By teaming up to develop WiFi.com, the companies believe that they will be able to grow the domain into a leading technology center for the WiFi industry.

In 2006, WiFi.com was purchased by Stuart Wood, President of Salient Properties, for $225,000. Since then the domain has acted as a successful WiFi technology portal. But according to Wood, Rob Monster and his team at Domain Strategies convinced him that there was more potential for the website with a partnership.

Domain Strategies has developed a three-step process for domain assessment and development. After successfully applying this process to numerous top tier domains, they believe that WiFi.com will see similar results.

“By partnering with the premium domain owner and aligning interests through a joint ownership of a new company, we are able to focus available capital on the building of the business rather than simply buying a domain,� Rob Monster, Founder and Chairman of Domain Strategies explained. “By partnering, we extend the range of our capital, include the domain owner in the vision and allow everyone to participate in a significant increase in value of the enterprise.�

It will be interesting to see what happens with WiFi.com as this partnership begins building the domain into a broader business model.

01|29|2008 06:47 pm EDT

Google And ICANN Did Not Kill Domain Tasting; Domain Kiting and NSI Front Running DOA

by Adam Strong in Categories: Featured

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Domain blogs have been buzzing about Google and ICANN’s recent move to “kill domain tasting”. Upon a closer look Domain Name News felt that initial reports were largely exaggerated .

Naturally that exaggeration perpetuated through out the web with a myriad of other bloggers like Jay, Sahar, Brett, Elliot, John Levine and even ZDnet and TechCrunch picking up the story and discussing this topic.

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01|29|2008 04:29 pm EDT

MySpace.com Snags MySpace.co.uk

by Adam Strong in Categories: Up to the Minute

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In a story first seen at The Register, Myspace.com has reportedly won an arbitration proceeding against Total Web Solutions, the former owners of Myspace.co.uk. (more…)