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Sunday Updates and Thoughts


Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. I have been spending the day with my family, and I hope you are doing the same if you are celebrating Father’s Day. I feel badly for all the dads who are at ICANN and away from their families today.

Some thoughts and updates are posted below. If you have any thoughts or updates you would like to share, you are welcome to do so even if they have nothing to do with what I shared.

  • I wish there was a way I could receive updates from WIPO on UDRP proceedings I want to follow. For example, I would like to be updated when a decision is reached on the UDRP. I receive the WIPO UDRP decisions newsletter, but it’s possible I could miss it amongst the other decisions.
  • launched its new website last week, and it looks sleek. I believe the company integrated its listings into the website. In fact, the company is now forwarding to
  • There is still time to sign up for the Chicago domain investor meetup sponsored by Domain Sponsor / Rook Media. This will be my first time visiting Wrigley Field, and it would be great to see you there.
  • It’s frustrating to negotiate with a domain name seller who increases the price during the course of a negotiation, especially when they mention that it is due to another offer received.
  • It is even more frustrating when the domain name ends up selling to that other person!
  • One lesson I keep having to remind myself is that paying a little more than I wanted to pay (even if that means several thousand dollars on a  purchase) is not a bad thing if I think the domain name is worth it. If the domain name is good enough, I should be able to make that up on the sale side.
  • I am still regularly buying domain names. Please let me know if you want to  sell a domain name  that you own. That page has the specifics about what my company is buying.
  • Thank you to friends, colleagues, and blog readers who have helped me raise over $3,400 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute so far! I am a bit more than half-way to my goal of $6,000 for the Pan-Mass Challenge.  Here’s a tweet I posted with pictures of the TeamSilver.Rocks  cycling  shirt:

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (9)


    Happy Daddy’s Day

    The cycling shirt rocks and you look good on it.

    Just an idea on your famous Weekly Listing, how about one week the domain pricing for someone to post their domain has to be less than 500$ and the next week listing is $1000 below.

    Just an idea…to make it fun

    June 21st, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Thank you… Hailey is napping so I am catching up on some work right now.

      I am still trying to figure out the best way to revamp this.

      In reply to BullS | June 21st, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Wow, the dot .rocks 😀

    btw nice logo design…

    June 21st, 2015 at 5:44 pm


    I found this article very interesting and figure some of you would also. I have always enjoyed various aspects of marketing and product design and find it fascinating that they add extra weight to the Beats by Dre headphones just to make them feel more substantial and solid. This is the same company that Apple bought for 3 billion.

    It is also interesting that the writer uses as their website. Very short powerful words will always be in style no matter what extension it is as long as it makes sense.

    June 21st, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I also thought the Beats article was interesting

      In reply to todd | June 21st, 2015 at 8:44 pm


    Unfortunately, the WIPO UDRP Decisions Newsletter sign up link at no longer works. Got another link? I couldn’t find one on the website….

    June 22nd, 2015 at 6:43 pm


    Some very welcome news: “House passes bill giving Congress more say in Internet transition”

    June 23rd, 2015 at 10:06 pm

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