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 2021-06-20 17:08 

Domain Name Wire

A helpful Squadhelp feature for domain investors...

Squadhelp notifies users about new domain registrations in alternate extensions. Squadhelp is a fast-innovating domain name marketplace with lots of neat features. Here's one example. I received an email from Squadhelp today notifying me that someone ...

 2021-06-19 13:30 

Domain Investing

Jason Calacanis Looking for a Premium Domain Name...

Angel investor and entrepreneur Jason Calacanis is apparently looking to purchase a domain name. He put out a request on Twitter asking people to DM them if they have premium .com domain names for sale: any premium .com #domainnames for sale? DM me! #doma...

 2021-06-18 18:33 

Domain Investing

Poll: What's the Most Valuable Sports Team Domain Name?...

Professional sports teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL own some great domain names. I have tracked the domain names owned by teams in the major professional US sports leagues. The list doesn't change very often, although there are quite a few domain ...

 2021-06-18 15:36 

Domain Name Wire

MITRE wins CVE.org dispute in questionable decision...

It's hard to see the bad faith use of this domain. A National Arbitration Forum panelist has awarded The MITRE Corporation the domain name CVE.org in a cybersquatting dispute. Finding in MITRE's favor was the easy decision for panelist Ho Hyun Nah...

 2021-06-18 13:50 

Domain Name Wire

Taking an expired domain cleanse...

Consider taking a break from the daily grind of buying expired domains. Cleanses and fasting are all the rage in the health world. You might consider doing a cleanse in expired domain purchasing, too. Over the past month or so I've taken a break from ...

 2021-06-17 15:15 

Domain Name Wire

Turn back the clock: still some bargains in 2007, but many overpaid...

Domain prices took off in 2007. Last month, I wrote about the top domain sales of 2004. You might kick yourself if you go back and look at the list. Here are just a handful of names you could have bought in 2004 at prices well below their current values: ...

 2021-06-17 14:33 

Domain Investing

Track Down a Domain Owner Who Uses Whois Privacy...

Whois privacy shields a domain registrant's contact information from public view. When private Whois is enabled on a domain name, it can be more challenging if not impossible to track down a domain name registrant to buy the domain name. There is no w...

 2021-06-17 13:55 

Domain Name Wire

Should you invest in .cn or com.cn?...

Kassey Lee examines domains registered in .cn vs. third level .cn domains. .cn offers many choices to investors as the second-largest extension after .com. You can register a domain in the .cn extension at the second level, for example Amazon.cn and Godad...

 2021-06-16 20:37 

Domain Investing

2021 PMC Cycling Jersey Raises $11,000 for Dana-Farber...

My custom 2021 domain industry Pan-Mass Challenge cycling jersey has been finalized. Since I revealed the jersey design a week ago, four additional industry sponsors (DNGeek, Internet.bs, ODYS Global, and Premium Traffic Ltd.) stepped forward and made a d...

 2021-06-16 15:46 

Domain Name Wire

18 end user domain sales up to $50,000...

The top known end user sale at Sedo this week was a person buying their first name. Sedo has some nice domain name sales this past week. The top sale was Cows.com for $125,000. It's unclear who bought it, but it might be an end user because cow.io als...

 2021-06-16 15:10 

Domain Investing

My Sell Through Rate is Too High...

A little while ago, I shared a bit of information about my domain portfolio sell through rate, and I want to add some commentary here. So far this year, I have sold a little more than 3.6% of the domain names in my portfolio. I have fewer than 2,000 domai...

 2021-06-16 14:26 

Domain Name Wire

Right of the Dot responds in Bird.com dispute...

Auctioneer denies counterclaims in non-paying bidder dispute. Right of the Dot has responded to David Lizmi's affirmative defenses and counterclaims in a lawsuit stemming from its February 25 auction. In that auction, Lizmi bid $2.5 million for bird.c...

 2021-06-16 13:19 

Domain Investing

GoDaddy Introduces GoDaddy Payments Platform...

Yesterday morning, GoDaddy announced a payments platform called GoDaddy Payments. The platform is intended to be used by small business customers utilizing GoDaddy website products and services. The GoDaddy Payments platform was built with the technology ...

 2021-06-16 07:39 

TheDomains.com

eCommerce.de sells for $184,250 (14th highest reported .de)...

eCommerce.de sold for $184,250 on Tuesday at Sedo. This ranks 14th all time for reported .de domain name sales....

 2021-06-15 20:28 

TheDomains.com

Sedo weekly domain name sales led by Cows.com...

Sedo released their weekly domain name sales and Cows.com led the way at $125,000. Yamini.com and NFT3.com tied for second at $50,000...

 2021-06-15 18:02 

Domain Name Wire

Unstoppable Domains launching 8 new alt-root blockchain domains...

Company will also airdrop $100 million + for people to buy the domains with. Unstoppable Domains, a company that offers an alternative, blockchain-based domain name system, is releasing 8 new top level domain names. The new domain extensions are .blockcha...

 2021-06-15 15:06 

Domain Investing

Andreessen Horowitz Acquires Future.com via Media Options...

Andreessen Horowitz recently acquired the Future.com domain name, it was revealed today. According to an article published in TechCrunch, the Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm launched a new media brand called Future. Interestingly, the Future bra...

 2021-06-15 14:45 

Domain Name Wire

Buying an expiring domain? Might want to check this...

The domain could already be subject to a UDRP. Domain investors review a lot of data before buying expiring domain names. The more expensive the domain, the more data they check. Sometimes I'll Google the domain name to see how it's used. I might ...

 2021-06-15 14:02 

Domain Name Wire

Google introduces Search Console Insights...

New data view makes it easy to see how recent content is performing. Website owners might want to take a look at a new feature from Google called Search Console Insights. The dashboard combines data from Google Analytics and Google Search Console to updat...

 2021-06-15 13:36 

Domain Name Wire

Survey says: ICANN community wants to meet in person in October...

Most people who responded to a recent survey would like this year's Annual General Meeting to be held in person. A majority of the 665 people who responded to a recent survey said they want ICANN to hold this year's Annual General Meeting in perso...

 2021-06-14 19:33 

Domain Investing

Alloy Acquires Alloy.com and Rebrands...

Late last year, I detected an ownership change for Alloy.com via the DomainTools Whois Monitor tool. As I reported on Twitter at the time, the domain name was transferred to Tucows under Whois privacy. Alloy.com began forwarding to Alloy.CO, an identity v...

 2021-06-14 18:00 

Domain Name Wire

Afternic launches new upgrades in beta...

Some users get access to improved seller management tools today. GoDaddy's domain name aftermarket Afternic has launched upgrades to its seller systems in beta. This afternoon, the company rolled out the beta to a randomly selected group of 10% of use...

 2021-06-14 16:20 

Domain Name Wire

It's coming: prepare for higher .com prices in September...

Domain owners can renew early to avoid the pending price increase. The wholesale price of .com domain name registrations, transfers and, renewals is increasing later this year for the first time since 2012. Domain investors and consumers with large domain...

 2021-06-14 15:30 

Domain Name Wire

Top domain name sales & crypto impact DNW Podcast #342...

Let's review top sales so far and talk a bit more about crypto values. This week's episode is shorter than usual. I recorded this ahead of traveling, so there's no news segment. Instead, I'm going to talk about two overarching themes this ...

 2021-06-14 13:05 

Domain Investing

ICANN71 Virtual Policy Forum Has Begun...

ICANN71 starts today! Get schedule details and more in your #ICANN71 newsletter > > https://t.co/VEkKTCAAZN #ICANN pic.twitter.com/XXVQDMix7w — ICANN (@ICANN) June 14, 2021 The virtually-conducted ICANN71 meeting began today and runs from June 14 17...

 2021-06-11 20:53 

Domain Name Wire

BNPL company Affirm attempts reverse domain hijacking...

Affirm filed a cybersquatting dispute against affirm.com.au after failing to negotiate a purchase. Publicly traded company Affirm, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFRM) tried to reverse domain name hijacking affirm.com.au, a World Intellectual Property Organization panel h...

 2021-06-11 20:29 

Domain Name Wire

High Times lawyers head for exit in 420.com domain dispute...

Lawyers cite "irreconcilable differences" after a court order demands another deposition. Lawyers for High Times are trying to drop from a case involving the domain name 420.com. In a lawsuit filed in January 2020, domain investor Merlin Kauffman ...

 2021-06-11 13:16 

Domain Name Wire

Google Chrome brings back the full URL...

Some users saw only the domain name during a test. The full URL has won, at least for now. Android Police reports that Google has nixed an experiment that showed some Chrome users only part of the URL rather than the full string. The thinking behind the t...

 2021-06-11 11:10 

TheDomains.com

Google ending it's simplified domain experiment...

Google will not move forward with their plans to replace the full URL displayed in the company's Chrome web browser with just the root domain name of the site....

 2021-06-10 23:21 

Domain Investing

Premium Tier .CO and .Club Names Can be Listed on GoDaddy Auctions...

GoDaddy's Joe Styler shared some news on Twitter this evening that will likely be of interest to domain investors who own premium tier .CO and .Club domain names. Big news for .co and .club domain owners. You can now list premium tier domains for sale...

 2021-06-10 21:09 

Domain Name Wire

More than 60 parties inquire about The Income Store assets...

Domain name and website auction delayed to give bidders more time to evaluate assets. More than 60 parties have expressed interest in acquiring the assets of the defunct business The Income Store, a court filing (pdf) reveals. The SEC alleges that The Inc...

 2021-06-10 20:19 

TheDomains.com

Rick Schwartz wins greatest domain investor of all time in dual polls...

Rick Schwartz took 24% of the vote here at TheDomains.com and 32.7% at Namepros. Frank Schilling took second at Namepros....

 2021-06-10 19:35 

Domain Name Wire

Semiconductor company acquired GF.com domain from retail fixtures company...

Goebel Fixture Company sells GF.com to GlobalFoundries. Semiconductor company GlobalFoundries appears to have acquired the two letter domain name GF.com earlier this year. Historical Whois records show the domain transferred in late March or early April. ...

 2021-06-10 19:15 

Domain Name Wire

Nuggs Creator Simulate Raises $50 Million A Look at its History and Acquisition of Simulate.com...

The alternative meat company that acquired Simulate.com last year raised another round of funding. The alternative food market is growing. More people around the world are transitioning from a meat-based diet to plant-based substitutes. In the U.S. in 201...

 2021-06-10 16:22 

Domain Name Wire

Domain stocks trail market in 2021...

MMX is one bright spot in the industry. Major domain name stocks are treading water this year despite the up markets. I analyzed prices from the December 31 close last year to the market close yesterday, June 9. During that period, the Dow is up 13%, the ...

 2021-06-10 13:59 

Domain Investing

What's the Biggest Mistake a Domain Investor Can Make?...

Domain industry veteran Dan Cera posted his thoughts on the two biggest mistakes he believes a domain investor can make. One is related to buying domain names and the other is related to selling domain names. I like and respect Dan, but I think there is a...

 2021-06-09 17:29 

Domain Name Wire

Another Gorgonzola domain dispute has me bewildered...

I can't figure out what these lawyers are doing. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has decided the latest case involving a Gorgonzola domain name. It has me questioning the legal approach taken by Consorzio per la Tutela del Formaggio G...

 2021-06-09 16:08 

Domain Investing

Tough Loss on Arm.CO UDRP...

Global computer chip maker ARM filed a UDRP against the ARM.CO domain name. The company operates its business on the ARM.com domain name. I presume ARM wanted to control the .CO domain name in the event of typos and/or to prevent someone else from owning ...

 2021-06-09 14:54 

Domain Name Wire

Crypto company Lukka loses cybersquatting dispute (again)...

Company goes after domain registered before it existed. Lukka, Inc. has lost its second attempt to get the domain name Lukka.com through a UDRP. The company, which provides crypto asset software and data, uses the domain name Lukka.tech. It has raised nea...

 2021-06-09 14:42 

Domain Investing

"You Never Count Your Money When You're Sittin' at the Table"...

"We are pleased to inform you that the potential buyer for [redacted].com has accepted your offer of 24500 USD." "Congratulations, [redacted].com has sold for $1600!" "Congratulations, you and [redacted] reached an agreement!" I lo...

 2021-06-08 20:40 

Domain Investing

First Look: 2021 Domain Industry PMC Jersey...

XYZ is the lead sponsor of my 2021 Pan-Mass Challenge domain industry jersey. The XYZ design and operations teams (Amy Brown Cole and Jocelyn Hanc) also created the jersey and shorts I will be wearing. Once again, they did a great job, and the outfit is a...

 2021-06-08 19:57 

Domain Name Wire

14 recent end user domain name sales...

A cryptocurrency investment firm, a road construction company and an artificial intelligence business bought domain names. I had to put Google Translate and Chrome's translator to work this week. Sedo always has a plethora of non-English domain sales,...

 2021-06-08 19:55 

TheDomains.com

Sedo weekly domain name sales led by T.GL...

Sedo released their weekly domain name sales and T.gl led the way at $25,000. HealthyWays.com was the top .com in domain name sales...

 2021-06-08 18:49 

Domain Investing

A Domain Name is Worth What Someone Will Pay For It...

This is one of the most common rebuttals I receive when I tell someone the price of a domain name they want to buy and their offer is substantially lower. In the history of domain name sales, I don't think this type of response has ever gotten a domai...

 2021-06-08 17:30 

Domain Name Wire

QVC nixes .QVC domain plans...

Company famous for on-air product sales no longer wants .QVC. QVC is the latest business to nix plans to operate a branded top level domain name. The company has informed (pdf) ICANN that it wishes to terminate its contract to run .QVC. It never used the ...

 2021-06-08 16:07 

Domain Name Wire

Reboxed Limited attempts reverse domain name hijacking...

UK mobile phone site went after domain registered before it existed. A UK firm has been found (pdf) to have attempted to reverse domain name hijack the domain name reboxed.com. Reboxed Limited offers a marketplace for buying and selling used mobile phones...

 2021-06-08 13:31 

Domain Investing

Rick Schwartz to Open Clubhouse Room...

A few days ago, Rick Schwartz announced that he will be opening a room on Clubhouse. Dubbed "Domain King," Rick's Clubhouse room will become a place for Rick to share insight about domain names. The Clubhouse room will open in one week from to...

 2021-06-08 04:50 

TheDomains.com

LLL.io experiment results in 6 figure loss...

Chinese domain name investor registered 2,000 LLL.io domain names and let them expire in 2020 losing $100,000....

 2021-06-08 03:32 

TheDomains.com

Some Australian researchers want to see .CC taken away from Verisign...

Like .com, .net and .tv, Verisign is the registry provider for .cc, the country code for Cocos (Keeling) Islands. This is an Australian territory....

 2021-06-07 21:23 

Domain Name Wire

Tucows gets Reverse Domain Name Hijacking win against Australian Firm...

Company's attempt to milk Tucows fails. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has found (pdf) that Damstra Technology Pty Ltd filed a cybersquatting dispute in bad faith. The Australian company filed a dispute against the domain name Damstr...

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