Domaining.com Special Newsletter Submission Deadline Coming Up

Domaining.com Special Newsletter Submission Deadline Coming Up

Domain Industry news aggregator Domaining.com is running a special newsletter collecting the 100 best submitted domains. The newsletter will be mailed out on Jan 9th, 2011. You can now submit your domains for consideration and the names will then be mailed to Domaining.com subscribers as well as emailed to the members of the following forums: DNForum.com, DomainState.com and AcornDomains.co.uk.

The rules are:

  • Only one domain per member, no exception.
  • Any extension is welcome but .COM is recommended.
  • No typo, no hack, no cybersquatting, no adult.
  • Double check you are not misspelling your domain.
  • Priced for domainers (remember they know domain value).
  • Sale commission is 10%.
  • Sale exclusivity will run for 2 weeks after newsletter delivery.
  • Domains sales will be escrow by ECOP.com for FREE.

Disclaimer: DNN may obtain a share of the commissions collect by the sale from Domaining.com.

(c) 2011 DomainNameNews.com (2)


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DOMAINfest Global 2012 to Introduce Fantasy Domaining Contest

DOMAINfest Global 2012 to Introduce Fantasy Domaining Contest

Over the years Oversee.net’s DOMAINfest in LA has consistently expanded beyond domaining and has become an inclusive event for anyone who relies on domains – domainers, registries, registrars, resellers, hosting company etc. This year I even spotted Matt Mullenweg of WordPress fame.

For the 2012 conference the crew behind the event is introducing a new contest – the Fantasy Domaining Contest. The winner will receive a trip to DFG 2012 that includes a travel stipend of $1,000, four nights at the hotel plus free admission to DFG. The winner will also receive a “Fantasy Domaining Champion” trophy on stage at DOMAINfest Global 2012 and all bragging rights that go with it. Second place receives a free DFG 2012 conference ticket and third place receives 50% off a DOMAINfest Global 2012 ticket

The contest roughly resembles Fantasy Football in terms of its format and rules.  Contestants “draft” their initial roster from a master list of 1,000 domains, put some in-play, substitute domains in-play, and trade domains with other contestants.  The contest is fun and provides a way for beginners and experts alike to test their skills and intuition in projecting the PPC revenue of domain names.

Each contestant will draft/select a portfolio of 35 domains from a master list of 1000 owned by Oversee.net. The master list can be downloaded if you prefer to take some time to analyze the domains, or simply use their online search filters to find domains with desired keywords or categories. Choose domains that you think produced the most PPC revenue last year between Dec 1, 2010 and January 16, 2011. Select 25 of your 35 domains to put on your In-Play game roster. This roster’s cumulative 12/1/10 to current-date-last-year PPC revenue determines your overall ranking.

For details and a full explanation of how to play, including Official Contest Rules, and to sign-up, visit http://www.domainfest.com/fantasy. Unfortunately the contest is open only to residents of the United States.

The contest begins began on December 1, 2011 and ends January 16, 2012. The first, second and third place winners will be notified on January 18, 2012. Signing up for the contest is free. Only one entry per person is allowed.

PITCHfest Contest

The third annual PITCHfest Contest which aims to showcase new online business, service and technology ideas to the internet entrepreneurs and domain investors at the conference will take place again in 2012. This year, each finalist will be given no more than 3 minutes on stage in a rapid fire session to present their innovative idea. Presentations will take place during the PITCHfest session on Wednesday, February 1st at 4:00pm.

The winner will be the finalist who received the highest combined score from the following judges:

  • John Morris, Chairman Emeritus of Tech Coast Angels, the largest angel organization in the country;
  • Jeff Cohn, entrepreneur/VC involved in SoCal investment opportunities and CEO of two nationally recognized crowd-sourcing location based mapping services;
  • Scott Jarus, Oversee.net Director and Chairman and CEO, Ironclad Performance Wear
  • Ben Kuo, founder of SOCALTECH LLC, and the publisher of socalTECH.com, has been active in supporting Southern California’s high tech industry.

Again, the audience will have an opportunity to vote and select their favorite product/service using a real-time text message voting system. It’s always fun to see whether the audience selects the same winner as the judges. The deadline for submissions is January 16, 2012. For more information, http://www.domainfest.com/DOMAINfestGlobal2012/pitchfest

(c) 2011 DomainNameNews.com (9)


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DomainTools Launches Screenshots.com

DomainTools Launches Screenshots.com

As announced in a Press Release that went out early this morning, DomainTools just launched a new site, ScreenShots.com. The site makes the entire website screenshots of DomainTools available for search. When you conduct a search on the site, aside from the history of screenshots it will also display the amount of domains the domain owner owns, the amount of domains on the same nameservers as well as similar sites.

The DomainTools thumbnail image capture system, the back-end service for Screenshots.com, was originally developed in 2004. The current version now checks up to 1,000,000 websites a day and, unlike other screenshot services, captures critical external resources like ads and images (even though those do not appear to show in the screenshots for DNN). With Screenshots.com, what you see is exactly what a visitor would have seen when they visited the site.  Domain investors, trademark attorneys and brand agents alike have relied upon DomainTools’ screenshot history tool to make more informed business decisions and to investigate and defend potential trademark-infringing domain names.

[Update] DomainTools just put up a background post on their blog.

The DomainTools network now emcompasses:

DomainTools had bought the domain ScreenShots.com for $32,500 in Q1 of this year according to DNJournal.

Disclaimer: DomainTools is a current advertiser on DNN.

See the full press release after the jump.

Seattle, WA — December 5, 2011 — DomainTools, the recognized leader in domain name research and monitoring, today launched Screenshots.com, a website that allows users to view screenshots of what a website looks like now and throughout its history. Screenshots.com provides a web archive of images and data sets that can be used for discovering and evaluating the history of website homepages.  Users can track, and more fully understand, how a website’s homepage content has changed in its lifetime.

DomainTools has rebuilt the thumbnail engine that for years has provided a visual context to the powerful domain name detail information available at DomainTools.com. By launching on the premium domain name Screenshots.com, DomainTools is able to feature this important content in a more functional way for users that are specifically interested in home page archives.

Screenshots.com was created with key features in mind to help users better research competitive websites, easily scroll through a website’s image history, and discover details about the website.  Visitors can quickly uncover the year the domain was first registered, find similar type websites and learn how a website looked over time.  The site includes the ability for users to request an updated screenshot at any time.  The Featured Screenshot section on the home page scans news feeds for domain name references and showcases them on a rotating basis.

The DomainTools thumbnail image capture system, the back-end service for Screenshots.com, was originally developed in 2004. The current version now checks up to 1,000,000 websites a day and, unlike other screenshot services, captures critical external resources like ads and images. With Screenshots.com, what you see is exactly what a visitor would have seen when they visited the site.  Domain investors, trademark attorneys and brand agents alike have relied upon DomainTools’ screenshot history tool to make more informed business decisions and to investigate and defend potential trademark-infringing domain names.

For nearly 10 years, DomainTools has provided users with the most comprehensive data about domain names, and the launch of Screenshots.com helps extend that mission.  Together with DomainTools.comDailyChanges.comReverseWhois.com, and Reversemx.com, individuals, small business owners, and many large enterprises use DomainTools’ breadth of tools to do everything from finding a good domain for a new business to verifying DNS and WHOIS information on corporate portfolios of thousands of domains.

About DomainTools

DomainTools is the recognized leader in domain name research and monitoring. Like the white pages of the Internet, DomainTools provides a directory that serves a comprehensive snapshot of past and present domain name registration and ownership records in addition to powerful research tools that help to uncover and discover everything there is to know about a domain name. DomainTools is a Top 200 site in the Alexa rankings. DomainTools is based in Seattle, Washington.

(c) 2011 DomainNameNews.com (8)


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Tim Schumacher To Resign as Sedo’s CEO

Tim Schumacher To Resign as Sedo’s CEO

Sedo co-founder Tim Schumacher to resign as CEO and transition to board of directors, Tobias Flaitz to become new CEO

Cologne, Germany: The board of Sedo Holding AG has named Tobias Flaitz as the new CEO of Sedo. On February 1, 2012, he will succeed Sedo’s current CEO and co-founder, Tim Schumacher, who’s transitioning to the board of Directors.

Tim SchumacherTim Schumacher co-founded Sedo in 2001, together with Marius Würzner, Ulrich Essmann and Ulrich Priesner. He led Sedo to become the world’s preeminent domain trading and parking platform. In 2007, he was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young Germany. In 2009, he became CEO of Sedo Holding AG, which is comprised of Sedo’s domain business and ‘affilinet’, one of Europe’s leading affiliate marketing platforms.

Tobias Flaitz

Incoming CEO, Tobias Flaitz, has more than 13 years of professional experience including eight years in strategic business consulting and five at Burda, one of Germany’s leading media companies. He holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (Stuttgart, Germany and Seville, Spain) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland, and Berkeley, USA.

“On behalf of the supervisory board, I would like to thank Tim Schumacher for the excellent and trusted cooperation over the past eleven years, for his passion and the great accomplishments he has attained for the company. He founded and led Sedo from being a start-up to the world’s largest marketplace for domains and the leading domain parking company,” said Michael Scheeren, Chairman of the board. “We are looking forward to the continued cooperation with Tim Schumacher as a member of the board. With Tobias Flaitz, we are very happy to appoint a renowned Internet executive who brings multi-year experience in consulting and process optimization and will drive Sedo’s further expansion during the coming years.”

[via Press Release]

Disclaimer: DNN’s Frank Michlick is a consultant for Sedo for DomainCocoon.

(c) 2011 DomainNameNews.com (7)


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Tim Schumacher To Resign as Sedo’s CEO

Tim Schumacher To Resign as Sedo’s CEO

Sedo co-founder Tim Schumacher to resign as CEO and transition to board of directors, Tobias Flaitz to become new CEO

Cologne, Germany: The board of Sedo Holding AG has named Tobias Flaitz as the new CEO of Sedo. On February 1, 2012, he will succeed Sedo’s current CEO and co-founder, Tim Schumacher, who’s transitioning to the board of Directors.

Tim SchumacherTim Schumacher co-founded Sedo in 2001, together with Marius Würzner, Ulrich Essmann and Ulrich Priesner. He led Sedo to become the world’s preeminent domain trading and parking platform. In 2007, he was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young Germany. In 2009, he became CEO of Sedo Holding AG, which is comprised of Sedo’s domain business and ‘affilinet’, one of Europe’s leading affiliate marketing platforms.

Tobias Flaitz

Incoming CEO, Tobias Flaitz, has more than 13 years of professional experience including eight years in strategic business consulting and five at Burda, one of Germany’s leading media companies. He holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (Stuttgart, Germany and Seville, Spain) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland, and Berkeley, USA.

“On behalf of the supervisory board, I would like to thank Tim Schumacher for the excellent and trusted cooperation over the past eleven years, for his passion and the great accomplishments he has attained for the company. He founded and led Sedo from being a start-up to the world’s largest marketplace for domains and the leading domain parking company,” said Michael Scheeren, Chairman of the board. “We are looking forward to the continued cooperation with Tim Schumacher as a member of the board. With Tobias Flaitz, we are very happy to appoint a renowned Internet executive who brings multi-year experience in consulting and process optimization and will drive Sedo’s further expansion during the coming years.”

[via Press Release]

Disclaimer: DNN’s Frank Michlick is a consultant for Sedo for DomainCocoon.

(c) 2011 DomainNameNews.com (7)


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