All posts by Michael Sumner

New Feature: Search Domain Hacks!

Domain hacks are a lucrative niche in domain investing because they are popular among startups. For those who aren’t aware, a domain hack is a domain name that spells a word when you combine the SLD and the TLD, for example Famo.us or Sto.re.

However they have always been very difficult to find comparable sales for, the only option was to individually search ccTLDs that lend themselves nicely to domain hacks and then read through a ton of unrelated sales. Not any more! Continue reading

Michael Sumner is the CTO of NameBio.com, and is the lead developer at State Ventures which owns and operates geo domains such as OceanCity.com and Maryland.com. Michael is also the co-founder of DN Media, a company that has been involved in seven figures worth of domain name transactions.

Two NamesCon 2017 Ticket Winners & A Bonus Prize

This past week we ran a contest with NamePros to give away two tickets to NamesCon 2017 valued at $799 each. Participants played The Domain Game, and each correct answer earned a raffle ticket for the random drawing. We were thrilled with the response, in total we handed out 30,258 raffle tickets and players were served up a total of 55,276 questions during the week; more questions than are usually played in an entire month! Continue reading

Michael Sumner is the CTO of NameBio.com, and is the lead developer at State Ventures which owns and operates geo domains such as OceanCity.com and Maryland.com. Michael is also the co-founder of DN Media, a company that has been involved in seven figures worth of domain name transactions.

NamePros is giving away two FREE tickets to NamesCon 2017!

NameBio is excited to join forces with NamePros to give away two tickets to NamesCon, the premier domain industry conference, valued at $799 each. The event is being held from January 22-25 at the Tropicana in Las Vegas and is a great opportunity to learn and network with the best and brightest in the industry. Continue reading

Michael Sumner is the CTO of NameBio.com, and is the lead developer at State Ventures which owns and operates geo domains such as OceanCity.com and Maryland.com. Michael is also the co-founder of DN Media, a company that has been involved in seven figures worth of domain name transactions.

NameBio Turns 10 Years Old Today!

NameBio was launched on November 15, 2006 by Justin Allen, those of you who have been around the industry for a while may know him as Spade on the forums. It was launched with just a few thousand sales totaling less than $50 million. Continue reading

Michael Sumner is the CTO of NameBio.com, and is the lead developer at State Ventures which owns and operates geo domains such as OceanCity.com and Maryland.com. Michael is also the co-founder of DN Media, a company that has been involved in seven figures worth of domain name transactions.

New Feature: Search Geo and Geo+Keyword Domain Sales!

I’m thrilled to announce that you can now search our database for pure Geo domain name sales and also Geo+Keyword! On the advanced search form on our home page you’ll see Geo as a Category, and it has subcategories of Cities, States / Regions, Countries, and Geo+Keyword. You can use these categories in combination with any other search filter. Continue reading

Michael Sumner is the CTO of NameBio.com, and is the lead developer at State Ventures which owns and operates geo domains such as OceanCity.com and Maryland.com. Michael is also the co-founder of DN Media, a company that has been involved in seven figures worth of domain name transactions.

New Features: Prefixes, Strict Keyword Matching, and Keyword Combos!

We’ve been hard at work adding some exciting new features to the advanced search on the homepage. I’ll cover each one in detail below, and in case you missed the announcements we also recently added a pattern for Characters (to find CCC.com for example), and added the ability to search for dictionary words in English and Spanish. With that out of the way, on to the new features… Continue reading

Michael Sumner is the CTO of NameBio.com, and is the lead developer at State Ventures which owns and operates geo domains such as OceanCity.com and Maryland.com. Michael is also the co-founder of DN Media, a company that has been involved in seven figures worth of domain name transactions.

The Domain Game Has Arrived on Android!

Five months ago we launched The Domain Game in the Apple App Store. Since then more than 500 players have joined in the fun, and we have served up nearly 350,000 questions. Today we are thrilled to announce the game is live on the Google Play store for both phones and tablets! Continue reading

Michael Sumner is the CTO of NameBio.com, and is the lead developer at State Ventures which owns and operates geo domains such as OceanCity.com and Maryland.com. Michael is also the co-founder of DN Media, a company that has been involved in seven figures worth of domain name transactions.

Pattern Search Update: Easily Find #Character Domains

A popular category of short domains is a mix of letters and numbers such as V5.com, B67.com, or AG78.com. Now you can easily find these categories of short domains using the new pattern wildcard “O” (without quotes). Continue reading

Michael Sumner is the CTO of NameBio.com, and is the lead developer at State Ventures which owns and operates geo domains such as OceanCity.com and Maryland.com. Michael is also the co-founder of DN Media, a company that has been involved in seven figures worth of domain name transactions.

Search Dictionary Domain Name Sales by Language!

We have a new addition to the Category filter on the home page today: Dictionary. That’s right, you can now search NameBio for dictionary domain sales! We loaded up English and Spanish dictionaries so far and we’re planning to add more, if you have a specific request for a language please let us know in the comments below or contact us. Continue reading

Michael Sumner is the CTO of NameBio.com, and is the lead developer at State Ventures which owns and operates geo domains such as OceanCity.com and Maryland.com. Michael is also the co-founder of DN Media, a company that has been involved in seven figures worth of domain name transactions.

Full List of $42.2 Million in Sales at Uniregistry Released!

Jeff Gabriel, the vice president of sales at Uniregistry, kindly provided us with a list of 5,745 previously unreported sales totaling nearly $42.2 million. The sales occurred between February 2015 and June 2016 and range in price from $200 all the way up to $800,000. The Uniregistry brokerage team is famous for producing jaw-dropping sales, and this list definitely doesn’t disappoint. Continue reading

Michael Sumner is the CTO of NameBio.com, and is the lead developer at State Ventures which owns and operates geo domains such as OceanCity.com and Maryland.com. Michael is also the co-founder of DN Media, a company that has been involved in seven figures worth of domain name transactions.