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When I visited Escrow.com this morning, I noticed something that I had not seen before. The company has a graphic showing a group of logos of Internet brands below a heading that says “USED TO PURCHASE SOME OF THE BIGGEST DOMAINS ON THE INTERNET.” For your convenience, I shared the graphic above. I presume this means that the domain names for these brands were bought via Escrow.com: Twitter.com Snapchat.com Uber.com Gmail.com Chrome.com WordPress...
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I was buying something on Amazon this morning, when I decided to search for “domain name.” I was initially curious to know if I would find any domain name listings on Amazon, but I was very surprised to see how many books about domain names are listed on Amazon. Have a look at this screenshot of a portion of my search results: When I did my search this afternoon, Amazon showed 1,672 results for a search for “domain name” and quite a few of the to...
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When I received my morning email from Dropping.com, OccupyWallStreet.com was the domain name coming up for auction that stood out the most. It looks like OccupyWallStreet.com expired in July, and the GoDaddy auction for it is concluding this afternoon. The Occupy Wall Street movement was one of the leading news stories back in late 2011 and 2012. Although largely out of the public eye these days, it looks like Occupy Wall Street is still in actio...
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Accenture, one of the largest consulting companies in the world, has filed a UDRP proceeding against 75 .xyz domain names. The case was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization, and it is WIPO Case D2016-1682. I have listed the 75 domain names below. I did a quick Whois search on a handful of the domain names, and it appears that they may all be owned by the same entity with a Vietnam address. The domain names I checked had an early-...
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A UDRP has been filed against the valuable two letter ZL.com domain name. The UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization, and it is WIPO Case D2016-1665. ZL.com was created in May of 1996, and the domain name is privately registered. The domain name is parked and it is currently listed for sale via Sedo, although there does not appear to be an asking price listed at Sedo. I checked through my email records, and I do not see an...
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Many people are interested in knowing about current aftermarket and sale trends in the domain name business. This information helps me with acquisitions and sales, and it can be helpful in making planning decisions. I operate and maintain a relatively small portfolio of around 500 domain names, so I am not really able to answer this on a macro level, aside from what I see reported publicly. I reached out to a somewhat diverse group of people who ...
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  • Muhlenberg College
    BA in History and Business, 1998 - 2002
  • New York University
    MS in Direct & Interactive Marketing, 2002 - 2003
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President, Top Notch Domains, LLC, a privately held domain name investing company.
Introduction

Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and professional domain name investor. Elliot has spoken at a number of  domain name industry conferences, and he has been cited as a domain industry expert in a variety of publications, both online and in print. He is the publisher of DomainInvesting.com, a domain name investment blog.

Elliot founded his first domain investment and monetization company, Top Notch Domains, LLC, in 2003, while at New York University, where he earned his MS in Direct and Interactive Marketing. The company is based in New Hampshire but operates in New York City, New York.

Top Notch Domains, LLC currently owns a portfolio of descriptive domain names and websites, including DomainInvesting.com, DogWalker.com, DogGroomers.com, DogPark.com, BargainHunter.com, TruckAccessories.com, RER.com and many others.  

In the last five years, the company has sold seven figures worth of domain names.