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 2021-03-07 14:05 

Domain Investing

NFL Registers Robert Saleh Sucks Domain Names...

Earlier this year, the NFL's New York Jets hired Robert Saleh as the team's Head Coach. The Jets were widely praised for this hiring. In fact, it was probably the best decision the team has made in many years. If you don't watch NFL football, ...

 2021-03-06 22:24 

TheDomains.com

The Brext Oxley domain lockdown turning into PR nightmare for GoDaddy...

The Brext Oxley domain lockdown turning into PR nightmare for GoDaddy...

 2021-03-06 20:00 

Domain Name Wire

Anyone can start a club on Clubhouse now. What does this mean for .Club?...

A new feature could improve the interplay between Clubhouse and .club domains. It's been quite a ride for .Club this year thanks to the popular Clubhouse app. Some people are buying .club domains to use in conjunction with the app, and many more are r...

 2021-03-06 14:35 

Domain Investing

Andrew Rosener Sold Metaverse.io for $175,000...

Metaverseio was the top sale of the day going for $175k. That record-setting domain was purchased for $2,232 about four months ago. International Women's Day is on Monday, and BuyDomains sold CelebrateMomcom for $2,888. Today's #DailyMarketReport ...

 2021-03-05 20:17 

Domain Name Wire

This company didn't want you to dropcatch BoatSecure.com...

It was apparently bombarded by auction frontrunners. One of the expired domain auctions on DropCatch.com this afternoon was for the domain BoatSecure.com. I was researching the name and looking at other companies using the extension when I came upon a New...

 2021-03-05 16:19 

Domain Name Wire

FTA.com domain name sells for $400,000...

Shane Kinsch strikes again with another big domain name sale. Anyone who owns a three letter .com domain name has received many offers for it. It was probably tempting to sell during the Chinese boom a few years back, when investors regularly offered $50,...

 2021-03-05 15:32 

Domain Investing

'I Wouldn't Know Where to Send the Money'...

I have been aggressively trying to buy more great one word .com domain names to augment my portfolio. I have been kicking the tires at quite a few companies where I think domain names aren't being optimally used or something else has led me to believe...

 2021-03-05 13:07 

Domain Investing

Uniregistry: "Change your Market Payout Profile"...

I received an "Action Required" email from Uniregistry this morning, and I want to pass the message along to people who might simply disregard it. According to the email, Uni (now a GoDaddy brand) has changed its payment processor in the Uniregist...

 2021-03-05 06:09 

TheDomains.com

Verisign DNIB Q4 2020 showed a decrease of 4.4m regs vs Q3 of 2020...

Verisign DNIB Q4 2020 showed a decrease of 4.4m vs Q3 of 2020...

 2021-03-04 19:01 

Domain Name Wire

Korean chicken restaurant chain settles lawsuit with domain investor...

Company had tried to secure a domain through a UDRP, only to be hit with a lawsuit. Korean fast food chain Mom's Touch has settled a lawsuit domain name investor GNO, Inc. (Gregg Ostrick) filed against it. Mom's Touch's parent company, Haimarr...

 2021-03-04 17:45 

Domain Investing

Register.com "Stuffing" .Site Domain Names...

Rick Schwartz shared the content of an email he received from Register.com, in which he was given a .Site domain name. A Whois search reveals Rick owns LastLaughs.com, which is registered at Register.com. The email to Rick offered him LastLaughs.Site, und...

 2021-03-04 14:42 

Domain Name Wire

14 recent end user domain name sales...

A cybersecurity company, office furniture seller, and an insurance company bought domain names. Sedo had a couple of domain name sales this week that I really want to know who bought them. It's not clear yet, but keep an eye on ThisDoesntSuck.com ($10...

 2021-03-03 19:27 

Domain Investing

Network Solutions Announces "Whole New Level of Security"...

I have an account at Network Solutions that has domain names I won at NameJet auctions. I periodically move my domain names to GoDaddy, and I typically keep fewer than 20 domain names in my NSI account. There have been a number of times I have read about ...

 2021-03-03 17:30 

Domain Name Wire

Desktop.com launches out of beta...

Remote team and web app platform is backed by several people in the domain name industry. Desktop.com has officially launched the non-beta version of its product. The service is the brainchild of .Global founder Rolf Larsen. Larsen sold .Global to Afilias...

 2021-03-03 17:08 

Domain Name Wire

The SiteLock v. GoDaddy lawsuit is getting ugly...

Discovery process has gotten so bad that the parties are using a court reporter to document meet-and-confer sessions. A legal battle between website security company SiteLock and GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) gives credence to the idea that the only people who win...

 2021-03-03 16:49 

Domain Investing

ROTD Online Auction Extended and More Names Added...

I received an email from Right of the Dot yesterday announcing the online portion of their domain name auction has been extended. The auction was originally supposed to conclude this week, but it was extended to March 11th. In addition to the extension, s...

 2021-03-03 14:38 

Domain Investing

Global Domain Report Webinar This Morning...

I want to share a tweet from Sedo about an upcoming webinar discussing the 2021 Global Domain Report that was recently published by InterNetX and Sedo: This Wednesday join us for an eco webinar on the Global Domain Report with Sedo CMO, Christian Voss & @...

 2021-03-03 14:01 

Domain Name Wire

.Com leaderboard gets a shakeup...

The Endurance-Web merger changes the look of the charts. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers November 2020. Last month, Endurance International Group...

 2021-03-03 06:53 

TheDomains.com

HomeContractors.com expires and closes at $51,000...

HomeContractors.com expires and closes at $51,000 - Marketing firm lets domain name expire....

 2021-03-02 21:18 

TheDomains.com

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

Sedo weekly domain name sales led by FXCA.com at $35,000. We saw a big .art sale and a decent .us sale....

 2021-03-02 20:39 

Domain Name Wire

Which is better: a 4 letter domain or a 22 letter domain?...

The answer to this post's headline isn't as obvious as it seems I was listening to NPR this morning and one of the sponsor's domain names caught my attention. The sponsor was called Your Part-Time Controller, and the message said to learn more...

 2021-03-02 19:54 

Domain Investing

Promise I Can't Keep When Buying a Domain Name...

On occasion, I will get a special request while negotiating to buy a domain name. A domain owner will occasionally ask me to keep an email address active for a period of time or continue forwarding or resolving a domain name to a website for a set period ...

 2021-03-02 16:22 

Domain Name Wire

Domain investing is changing. It's time to adapt your strategy...

What worked before might not work in the future. Business changes. So does domain investing. What worked before might not work now or in the future. That's why domain investors need to constantly evaluate their approach and make changes. The simplest ...

 2021-03-02 14:50 

Domain Name Wire

From Spider-Man to Miller Lite, these were the top domain stories last month...

Here are the top five stories from last month. Domain name stories aren't just about buying and selling names. They can also be entertaining, as February's top two stories on Domain Name Wire show. These were the top five stories on DNW last month...

 2021-03-02 14:05 

Domain Investing

Was Compass.com Acquired for $300,000?...

Compass, a real estate brokerage firm, filed its S-1 Form with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Compass operates its business on the valuable, brand-match Compass.com domain name. Compass, which runs an online marketplace for buying, selling, an...

 2021-03-01 17:59 

Domain Name Wire

XYZ launches five top level domains this week...

Beauty domains and .quest are available starting March 2. Top level domain name company XYZ is launching five top level domain names tomorrow. .Beauty, .hair, .skin, .makeup and .quest will enter general availability at standard prices. XYZ acquired the f...

 2021-03-01 17:10 

Domain Name Wire

CentralNic earnings show shift from domain registration company to ad company...

Ad revenue made up nearly half of CentralNic's 2020 revenue. Domain name industry rollup CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) reported unaudited financials for 2020 today. The results show a significant shift in how the company makes money. CentralNic has th...

 2021-03-01 16:30 

Domain Name Wire

Domain investing strategies with Nikul Sanghvi DNW Podcast #327...

Nikul returns to the show to talk about his 2020 investing results. One of my favorite domain investors is back on the show this week. Nikul Sanghvi talks about his domain investing results from last year. We discuss his strategic changes, harvesting gain...

 2021-03-01 15:57 

Domain Investing

My Favorite Aspect of Domain Investing...

Every morning, regardless of whether I am at home or traveling, I spend time reviewing upcoming domain name auctions. Looking at domain names coming up for auction while drinking my coffee is one of the only things in my routine that doesn't change, a...

 2021-03-01 12:28 

Domain Name Wire

ICANN terminates Net 4 India...

ICANN finally terminates Indian domain name registrar that has been in insolvency. ICANN announced on Friday that it has finally terminated its Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) with Net 4 India Limited. Net 4 India has been in insolvency and custom...

 2021-03-01 08:10 

TheDomains.com

Buy3Dprinter.com sold for $12,000 in 2014 expires and fetches $2,000...

Buy3Dprinter.com was registered in 2008 and was sold by a Dutch registrant in 2014 for $12,000 at Sedo....

 2021-02-26 17:27 

Domain Name Wire

DigitalOcean files to go public...

Cloud platform has over 570,000 customers, including Domain Name Wire. Cloud platform DigitalOcean has filed to go public, planning to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker DOCN. It currently lists the raise at $100 million. The company was...

 2021-02-25 21:20 

Domain Name Wire

One person spends $4.85 million in domain auction...

Bidder picks up Bird.com, Fish.com and Tattoo.com. A single bidder has scooped up several of the high dollar domains in today's Right of the Dot domain name auction. A bidder using an IP address from Queenstown, Maryland paid $2.5 million for Bird.com...

 2021-02-25 21:09 

Domain Investing

Bird.com Sold for $2.5m; Fish.com for $1.6m at ROTD Auction...

Bird.com has been sold for $2.5 million at today's Right of the Dot live domain name auction. Fish.com was the next domain name up for auction, and that domain name was sold for $1.6 million. Based on the location information shown on the bidding page...

 2021-02-25 16:49 

Domain Investing

List of ROTD Live Auction Domain Names...

Right of the Dot is hosting an independent live domain name auction today at 3pm Eastern. The auction is being run on the HiBid.com platform in conjunction with auctioneer Wayne Wheat calling out domain names in a live auction format. Preregistration is a...

 2021-02-25 16:38 

Domain Name Wire

ROTD live virtual domain name auction today...

There's an open bar in your kitchen for today's live domain auction. Right of the Dot is holding a live domain name auction today with 108 domain names. The company previously held events in conjunction with NamesCon and the TRAFFIC conferences. W...

 2021-02-25 15:58 

Domain Investing

Domain Investing Mistake I Make Over and Over...

I was on the Clubhouse domain investor chat organized by Jen Sale last Friday evening, and the topic of domain investing mistakes was brought up. I did not speak out in the Clubhouse room, but I want to share a domain investing mistake I have made many ti...

 2021-02-24 15:21 

Domain Investing

Horse Trading Gets Betcast.com and Fairway.com Deals Done...

Two weeks ago, I reported that Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation acquired Fairway.com in a deal that was put together by Andrew Miller. The seller in that deal was NBCUniversal. The Fairway.com acquisition came shortly after Fairway acquired Home.c...

 2021-02-24 14:22 

Domain Name Wire

End user domain sales up to $117,500...

A three-letter domain sale tops Sedo's weekly list. Sedo's top public sale this past week was PLP.com for $117,500. It's a nice six-figure sale, as every decent three-letter end user domain sale should be. Keep in mind that Sedo doesn't pu...

 2021-02-23 21:15 

TheDomains.com

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

PLP.com top domain name sale at Sedo this week at $117,500...

 2021-02-23 21:01 

Domain Name Wire

8 notable takeaways from 2021 Global Domain Report...

This is what stood out to me in this year's Global Domain Report. InterNetX and Sedo released their annual Global Domain Report this week. The 76-page report recaps what happened in 2020 and looks forward to 2021. The data-rich report uses data collec...

 2021-02-23 20:07 

Domain Investing

Hallmark.TV UDRP Decision is Upsetting...

It's not surprising that Hallmark Licensing, LLC, the company behind the iconic Hallmark brand, would want to have the Hallmark.TV domain name. In addition to owning various Hallmark-related entities, Hallmark Licensing operates the Hallmark Channel, ...

 2021-02-23 17:35 

Domain Name Wire

Saw.com brokers to help Efty sellers negotiate deals...

Efty users can pass leads to Saw.com brokers. Back in November, domain sales platform Efty announced that it was going to start onboarding domain brokers to help people sell their domains. Today, it announced such partnership with Saw.com. Under the arran...

 2021-02-23 17:06 

Domain Investing

Efty and Saw.com Announce Brokerage Partnership...

Many domain investors use Efty landing pages to broker their own domain name sales. They receive inbound inquiries generated from their domain names, and they negotiate the sale of their domain names on their own. I enjoy negotiating a domain name sale on...

 2021-02-23 14:03 

Domain Investing

Rows.com Acquired for $100k for DashDash Rebrand...

This morning, I read a TechCrunch article about a company called Rows that was formerly known as dashdash, before a major rebrand. The article covered the company's $16 million Series B round of funding, which followed its $8 million Series A round of...

 2021-02-22 19:23 

Domain Name Wire

GoDaddy's Afternic had security hole...

Issue with API has been resolved. GoDaddy's Afternic domain aftermarket platform had a security issue with its API that has since been fixed, the company told impacted customers. In an email to impacted customers, the company stated: On Thursday, Febr...

 2021-02-22 19:05 

Domain Name Wire

Domain names suggest title for upcoming Spider-Man movie...

Domains suggest "home" will be in the title. Another Spider-Man movie is in the works with a targeted release day of December this year (if the pandemic doesn't spoil it). Producers have been tight-lipped about the title, other than suggesting...

 2021-02-22 18:57 

TheDomains.com

Global Domain Report from InternetX and Sedo is a good read...

Global Domain Report from InternetX and Sedo is a good read. Sedo and Internet X produced a Global Domain Report has a lot of domain name...

 2021-02-22 17:58 

Domain Name Wire

CentralNic acquires advertising company for up to 10.8 million...

Company adds to its online advertising portfolio. We knew CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) was about to acquire another company. Now we know what it is. The company announced today that it is acquiring Wando Internet Solutions GmbH. CentralNic will pay 5.4 m...

 2021-02-22 16:31 

Domain Investing

Great Insight in 2021 Global Domain Report from InterNetX and Sedo...

InterNetX and Sedo just published its comprehensive Global Domain Report for 2021. The annual report is filled with useful domain name data, insights, highlights, and trends. At 76 pages in length, the report covers a wide variety of topics that will be i...

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