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 2020-01-22 17:20 

Domain Name Wire

Guest editorial: ISOC's broken funding model and profligate spending...

[Editor's note: The following is a guest editorial from Nat Cohen, who provides interesting details about the birth of Public Interest Registry and its role with Internet Society. While I don't necessarily agree with all of the conclusions, I thin...

 2020-01-22 17:01 

Domain Investing

Sedo is Hiring...

Sedo is looking to hire employees in its Cambridge, Massachusetts and Cologne, Germany offices, according to a tweet posted by the company earlier this morning: Want to bring your skills and talents to work for the best in the domain business? Sedo has op...

 2020-01-22 16:40 

Domain Name Wire

Western end users buy domains from China...

China sucked up a lot of domains, and now Western end users are bringing some of them back. China is known for buying domains from the west. Examples such as 360.com, JD.com, and OFO.com are readily found. It's a trend we all know. However, isn't ...

 2020-01-22 15:07 

TheDomains.com

DAN introduces a new markup model...

DAN (an advertiser on TheDomains.com) announced a new lease to own option. Everything is spelled out in a post on Medium....

 2020-01-22 15:05 

Domain Investing

DAN.com Adds Lease to Own Option...

DAN.com just announced an automated lease to own option that its domain name sellers may employ on their DAN.com marketplace listings. By enabling this option, sellers will allow buyers to lease their domain names for a set time period on the way to execu...

 2020-01-22 14:20 

Domain Name Wire

DAN.com enhances domain financing options...

Sellers can now let buyers pay over up to 60 months. Domain name sales platform Dan.com has upgraded its domain name financing options. Previously, sellers could allow buyers to extend payments over 12 months. The new financing tool extends this to up to ...

 2020-01-22 02:09 

TheDomains.com

Rat.com launches...

Rat.com was conceived of by a group of developers who grew tired with the amount of trolls and fake profiles populating social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn today, themselves a broader extension of what many call...

 2020-01-21 21:19 

TheDomains.com

Sedo weekly sales led by Meals2Go.com...

Sedo released their weekly sales and Meals2Go.com led the way at $44,200. 265.cc was second at $25,000. Asia.Casino sold for $10,000....

 2020-01-21 21:13 

Domain Name Wire

Domain Wars: .Org debate on NPR's On Point...

On Point hosts discussion about .org sale to Ethos Capital. NPR's On Point featured the .org debate this morning. Host Meghna Chakrabarti was joined by Esther Dyson, founding chairwoman of ICANN, Andrew Sullivan, CEO of Internet Society, and Nora Abus...

 2020-01-21 20:43 

Domain Name Wire

PayStubs.net buys matching .com and other Uniregistry sales...

A payroll service company bought the .com to match its .net. If I were to take my pick of PayStub.com or PayStubs.com as a domain investor, I'd definitely pick the former. It can be used for many personal finance purposes. But if my business was just ...

 2020-01-21 19:22 

TheDomains.com

Domaining.com launches monthly brokerage newsletter...

Francois at Domaining.com is rolling out a monthly newsletter for Domain Brokerages. Good idea not everyone in the business is in touch with all the brokerages or gets all their newsletters....

 2020-01-21 19:09 

Domain Investing

Video: Monte Cahn Talks NamesCon Auction...

Once again, Monte Cahn is responsible for organizing and managing the NamesCon auction that is scheduled for January 30, 2020. There will be a live auction held during the NamesCon conference, and that will be followed by a silent, extended auction that r...

 2020-01-21 18:24 

Domain Name Wire

Live domain name auction on tap for Austin next week...

Valuable domain names will be sold in live auction next week. Right of the Dot is holding its annual live domain name auction in conjunction with NamesCon next week in Austin. The auction starts at 4:30 pm on Thursday, January 30 at the Omni Hotel in down...

 2020-01-21 15:56 

Domain Investing

Google Search Liaison Tweets About Domain Names...

For several years, there has been discussion about Google downplaying the role of domain names and their importance. To an extent, domain names may be less important than they once were, greatly due to search engine changes and advances, but they are stil...

 2020-01-21 15:54 

Domain Name Wire

How a 3 letter domain helped this business go global...

This company's Chinese name would not have worked globally. I like 3 letter (3L) domains so I spend a lot of time in this space. I have a database of Chinese companies that could benefit from an upgrade to 3L domains. I also have a database of Chinese...

 2020-01-21 02:15 

TheDomains.com

Who would you choose?...

Someone posed this question to me yesterday,...

 2020-01-20 18:27 

Domain Name Wire

How much .org would cost with 10% annual price increases...

If Ethos raises .org prices by 10% a year, the wholesale cost quickly rises. Ethos Capital, the private equity company that is trying to acquire Public Interest Registry and the .org registry, says it plans to raise .org prices, on average, up to 10% per ...

 2020-01-20 18:03 

Domain Name Wire

EnglishDotCom domain strategy live and well in China...

Chinese companies often choose an English name. I started using the term "EnglishDotCom" several years ago to describe what I saw in the Chinese domain market. I was really amazed to see startups in China using an English brand on the .com extensi...

 2020-01-20 16:30 

Domain Name Wire

From selling vinyl to selling domain names DNW Podcast #269...

Nikul Sanghvi struggled to get a foothold in domain investing until a big sale in 2015. A domain investor's journey is often filled with ups and downs. On today's show, you'll hear Nikul Sanghvi's story. He was selling vinyl records online...

 2020-01-20 16:29 

Domain Investing

Google Search Liaison Tweets About Domain Names...

For several years, there has been discussion about Google downplaying the role of domain names and their importance. To an extent, domain names may be less important than they once were, greatly due to search engine changes and advances, but they are stil...

 2020-01-19 18:42 

Domain Name Wire

.Org updates: deadline extended, state regulators ask for time to weigh in...

Deal delayed another 30 days as ICANN works through deal blowback. ICANN and Public Interest Registry have mutually agreed to extend the time that ICANN has to review Public Interest Registry's (PIR) answers to its questions about the sale of .org to ...

 2020-01-19 02:29 

TheDomains.com

Trends of future passed...

Many domain investors stake their claim in the areas of future trends and technologies. Whether it be vr, ar, ai, autonomous vehicles, defi, crypto, etc. The debates then rage on domain forums about what will succeed and what will fail?...

 2020-01-18 03:33 

TheDomains.com

Reported domain sales 2019 vs 2018 GoDaddy up Sedo and Park.io down...

Now that all the reported sales data for 2019 is in, it looks like 2019 reported sales for GoDaddy were up big in 2019 vs 2018. Sedo on the other hand saw sales slip by $2.5million. Park.io had a down year in 2019 vs 2018 as well. Reported sales were off ...

 2020-01-17 16:25 

Domain Name Wire

Cryptocurrency tax company and others bought domains at Uniregistry...

No big reported sales, but a good mix of end users. Uniregistry's top reported sale of the week was only $8,500. Despite a lack of high-ticket purchases, some interesting end users bought domains at Uniregistry. I like Cryptocurrency .tax, which is a ...

 2020-01-17 15:35 

Domain Investing

Local Tips for NamesCon Austin...

People are going to begin arriving in Austin, Texas for NamesCon in a little over a week from now. Although Austin is quite popular, this is the first NamesCon Global conference that will be held in the city. This is also going to be my first trip to Aust...

 2020-01-17 14:23 

Domain Name Wire

Why ICANN's transparency took a hit last year...

MyICANN was critical to following everything happening at ICANN, but it hasn't been available for a year. One of the best things that former ICANN CEO Fadi Chehad oversaw while he led the organization was myICANN. MyICANN gave a drastic boost to trans...

 2020-01-17 00:02 

Domain Name Wire

6 lawmakers urge ICANN to reject .Org sale...

Warren, Wyden formally ask ICANN to reject sale. Six U.S. lawmakers have asked (pdf) ICANN to reject the sale of .Org to Ethos Capital, a private equity company. The lawmakers include presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, Rony Wyden, Richard Blumenthal...

 2020-01-16 22:58 

TheDomains.com

Online.Casino the largest reported new gtld sale of all time is now live...

On June 12, 2018 Donuts announced the largest reported new gtld sale. The registry sold Online.Casino for $510,000. A year later Marek from Brands.International posted a link on Namepros to a Domain Sherpa show about the SEO experts building the site. Mee...

 2020-01-16 19:04 

Domain Name Wire

Will Chinese IDN domains become widely used?...

So far, Chinese IDN top level domains have struggled. Just a few days ago the Internet Society of China announced the formation of a working group to promote the use of Chinese domains. Is it the trigger we need to see Chinese IDN (Internationalized Domai...

 2020-01-16 18:19 

TheDomains.com

Blockchain skills are the right skills to have for 2020...

Blockchain topped the list. Other tech skills such as cloud computing, ai and UX design also made the list. For those of you not possessing those skills, sales and affiliate marketing also made the top 10....

 2020-01-16 17:59 

Domain Name Wire

14 more end user sales...

Two cybersecurity companies, a drone maker and a Dutch bicycle brand bought domain names. Several 5-figure sales led this week's end user sales list from Sedo, including sales to technology companies and startups, such as a new drone-like robotic devi...

 2020-01-16 17:03 

Domain Investing

Results.com Acquired via Sedo for $264,000...

Another large sale will be added to the 2019 domain name sales reports at DNJournal and NameBio. Results.com was sold for $264,000 in December of 2019. The domain name was brokered by Sedo Senior Broker Dave Evanson, and although Dave nor Sedo reported th...

 2020-01-16 16:05 

Domain Investing

Domain Investing is Hard Work...

I saw a thread on NamePros from someone who seems to have had enough with investing in domain names: I Give Up! I am DONE!!! There were quite a few words of encouragement shared with the thread starter, and several people offered to assist if they could. ...

 2020-01-16 14:48 

Domain Name Wire

An in-depth look at NameJet's sales...

Joseph Peterson dives into last month's sales on Web.com's aftermarket platforms. Yesterday, I published a quantitative comparison of NameJet sales in December 2019 compared to 2015. Now let's look at what sold last month, including both NameJ...

 2020-01-16 02:18 

TheDomains.com

Moving from a .com to a .us...

Sipree.com changed their name to DigitalPay which is a solid brand name for what they do. The .com is sitting parked on a GoDaddy lander registered since 1999. The .co is at DAN.com with $15,000 buy it now....

 2020-01-15 19:44 

Domain Name Wire

Top 10 registrars in China...

These Chinese companies are top domain name registrars. I get asked from time to time which domain registrars are the best in China and which of them offer services in English. Well, hopefully you'll find your answers in this article. The China Academ...

 2020-01-15 17:19 

Domain Name Wire

What to do in Austin during NamesCon...

Howdy, y'all. NamesCon in Austin is just two weeks away! This year marks the first year the conference will be in Austin. I lived in Austin for nearly 25 years before moving to the Seattle area last year. So if you're looking for a place to eat or...

 2020-01-15 16:44 

Domain Name Wire

How NameJet has changed over the past four years...

Joseph Peterson returns to write about NameJet. The Chinese market implosion and new expired domain deals have changed the face of NameJet since he last wrote. I stopped writing articles about domains at NameJet for DNW about 4 years ago. "My how time...

 2020-01-15 15:44 

Domain Name Wire

Vint Cerf and Mike Godwin follow bad talking points for .Org deal...

Pricing and investment arguments are wrong. Ethos Capital and Internet Society are working overtime to spin the deal to sell .org for $1.35 billion as a good thing. There are certainly some good things about it, but I cringe when I read certain talking po...

 2020-01-15 15:17 

Domain Investing

BIN or Accept Offers and Leads?...

As someone who manages a portfolio of my own domain names, the majority of which I consider to be inventory I would like to move for reasonable retail prices, I have an internal debate about showing buy it now prices vs. accepting offers to generate leads...

 2020-01-14 22:36 

TheDomains.com

Namesilo Registration Stats December 2019...

Namesilo-Registration Stats December 2019 43% of all registrations were .com. 7 Characters were the most popular number of characters for domain names registered...

 2020-01-14 21:39 

TheDomains.com

Sedo weekly sales led by Xoco.com...

Sedo weekly sales led by Xoco.com, the name sold for $23,000. Sedo started the first report of January sales on the slow side....

 2020-01-14 18:51 

Domain Name Wire

My thoughts on .Org...

ICANN made it possible for this transaction to happen. There's only so much the internet community can do now. It has been two months since Internet Society (ISOC) announced that it was selling Public Interest Registry (PIR), which runs .org, to priva...

 2020-01-14 17:12 

Domain Name Wire

Naturals.com loss is a "win" for Indian law firm...

Its client lost but the panelist didn't find reverse domain name hijacking. A UDRP for Naturals.com that was filed in October has been found in favor of the domain name registrant. The case was filed by an India-based chain of hair salons and training...

 2020-01-14 16:12 

Domain Investing

GoDaddy Logo Gets an Update...

If you visited GoDaddy's website or its social media pages this morning, you probably noticed the company's new logo, icon, and color scheme. GoDaddy will now be using two different color schemes in its logo black and white or teal. The company la...

 2020-01-14 14:37 

Domain Name Wire

"Sino" vs "China" in domain names...

Kassey Lee examines usage of Sino in domains instead of China. Recently a reader asked me a very interesting question. He wanted my opinion on "sino" vs "china" in a domain. As a matter of fact, I never thought about this issue in the past...

 2020-01-14 13:37 

Domain Investing

Domain Names Make a Comeback on Google...

For several months, Google has been excluding domain names from the majority of its search results. Instead of prominently displaying a website's domain name, Google has generally been displaying brand names / website names and favicons to help users ...

 2020-01-13 22:27 

TheDomains.com

Adam Dicker to be on YouTube tonight at 8pm...

Adam Dicker - Domain Name Entrepreneur who has inspired thousands of domainers worldwide...

 2020-01-13 21:21 

Domain Investing

The Sun Comes to the US with a Hyphen...

A news report caught my attention this afternoon. Rupert Murdoch launched a US version of his UK news publication, The Sun. Unfortunately for Mr. Murdoch, the publication was forced to use a hyphen in the domain name, The-Sun.com. The reason? TheSun.com h...

 2020-01-13 19:12 

Domain Investing

Fairwinds Partners Hiring a Senior Consultant...

Fairwinds Partners, a Washington DC-based Internet strategy and domain name consulting firm, is looking to hire a Senior Consultant. The job opening is based out of the company's Georgetown (DC) office. This job may be a good fit for someone who has d...

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