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  • newVideo tutorial: How to using GoDaddy List for Sale instead of Afternic

    Video tutorial: How to using GoDaddy List for Sale instead of Afternic

    See how to add your domains to Afternic through the GoDaddy interface. I list nearly all of my domain names on Afternic, but I don’t log into Afternic to list many of them. Instead, I use GoDaddy’s List for Sale feature that lets you list domains…
    - 18 hours ago, 21 Feb 24, 6:02pm -
  • new.Art moves 1 million domains out of premium tiers

    .Art moves 1 million domains out of premium tiers

    .Art removes premium prices on about 1/3 of its premium inventory. The .art domain name registry moved about one million domains from premium tiers to regular prices today. Most of the domains were previously priced at $70 wholesale. Registrars typic…
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Feb 24, 2:48pm -
  • new11 end user sales up to €33,000

    11 end user sales up to €33,000

    A drone shop, an event production company, and a business broker bought domain names. Sedo’s top sale this past week was all .in for $50,000. This domain might have sold for more if .in’s registry manager was less erratic. It’s not yet clear wh…
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Feb 24, 2:16pm -
  • Ethereum Name Service DAO begins voting on possible eth.link settlement

    Ethereum Name Service DAO begins voting on possible eth.link settlement

    So far, voters are not in favor of continued litigation. The Ethereum Name Service (ENS) DAO has begun voting on a proposal to settle a dispute over eth.link. In very early voting, it appears the DAO is in favor of settling the dispute for $300,000 o…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 24, 5:35pm -
  • Understanding and using “Common SEO” on ExpiredDomains.net

    Understanding and using “Common SEO” on ExpiredDomains.net

    Here’s what each field does and how to harness its power. I received positive feedback on my previous video about using ExpiredDomains.net to find domains to buy (“I had no idea I could add multiple words!”), so I’m back with another tutorial…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 24, 5:01pm -

The Domains

  • new.Art has transitioned 1M premium names to standard pricing
    .ART is transitioning over 1 million domain names from our premium tiers to the standard tier. This transition started today and will make more domain names that were previously classified as premium a regular registration. It should be noted some of…
    - 13 hours ago, 21 Feb 24, 10:18pm -
  • Sedo weekly domain name sales led by All.in
    Sedo released their weekly domain name sales and All.in led the way at $50,000. DroneShop.com was the top .com sale at 33,000 Euro, ($35,724). Piim.com sold for $18,000. 28 .com sales 28 cctld sales 2 other tld sales Highlights of public SedoMLS sale…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 24, 3:29pm -
  • The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have purchased Sussex.com
    The New York Post of all places broke some domain name news. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have purchased Sussex.com from Neil Agate a British businessman. The post wrote: “Congratulations to the Duke & Duc…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Feb 24, 8:36pm -
  • GoDaddy reports Q4 and full year 2023 results
    GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year that ended December 31, 2023. Seeking Alpha wrote that GoDaddy GAAP EPS of $7.85 beats by $6.80, revenue of $1.1B in-line. “GoDaddy demonstrated strong…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Feb 24, 10:36pm -
  • Sedo weekly domain name sales led by GameGenie.com
    Sedo released their weekly domain name sales and GameGenie.com led the way at $65,000. I wrote last week this might have been a website sale as it looks like it has been developed. FreeWebsites.com was second at $30,500. AiAssistants.com sold for $15…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Feb 24, 2:46pm -

TLD Investors

  • newSnapNames announces some new features

    SnapNames announces some new features

    SnapNames sent out an email to customers about some new enhancements to their website. The email reads: Below are some highlights: Important: To ensure you are opted in for re-auctions, be sure to manage your auction preferences in your account. AD S…
    - 14 hours ago, 21 Feb 24, 9:31pm -
  • Bet.Bet sells for $600,000

    Bet.Bet sells for $600,000

    From the WOW department. Top.Domains sold Bet.Bet for $600,000. The sale was posted on Namebio earlier today. This is by far the highest reported .bet domain name sale. Actually forget about .bet it’s the highest reported new gtld sale of all time.…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 24, 9:33pm -
  • Pose.ai sold for $42.5K – Devin.ai for $30K and a few more unreported .ai sales

    Pose.ai sold for $42.5K – Devin.ai for $30K and a few more unreported .ai sales

    As I have mentioned before Namecheap CEO Richard Kirkendall will tweet out previously unreported .ai domain name sales from time to time. He mentioned a few today. First names in .ai have been popular as many feel it fits in with both giving a name t…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 24, 6:36pm -
  • Google’s John Mueller “Your domain name is never going to make or break your SEO”

    Google’s John Mueller “Your domain name is never going to make or break your SEO”

    John Mueller from Google had conducted a chat on Mastodon, there was a question that was domain name related. An #seo question from the X-Twitter world: In the domain name, is the use of dash ( – ) recommended or not? Mueller gives a few points and…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 24, 3:03pm -
  • My once again leads the Afternic keyword chart for December 2023

    My once again leads the Afternic keyword chart for December 2023

    Afternic for those not familiar tends to run a couple months behind with it’s keyword chart. This list comprises the top keywords sold at Afternic. Today we have the December 2023 report. My stays at number one, Ai in the third spot. But the surpri…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Feb 24, 10:37pm -
  • Be.Love sells for $51,000

    Be.Love sells for $51,000

    Valentine’s Day might have been yesterday but the love came today. Be.Love sold for $51,000. InternetNaming.co sold the name. This is by far the highest reported .love domain name sale of all time. Only 5 reported .Love sales all time: be.love 51,0…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Feb 24, 10:36pm -
  • Apple purchases iWork.ai

    Apple purchases iWork.ai

    iWork.ai was acquired by Apple. The domain name was left to expire and it Apple picked the name up for reg fee it looks like. This is being covered in plenty of publications like AppleInsider.com and 9to5Mac.com. BuyAiDomains.com was the first to pub…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Feb 24, 8:50pm -
  • WebUnited and .WS Pioneer DNS-Mirroring in Web3: A Landmark Partnership

    WebUnited and .WS Pioneer DNS-Mirroring in Web3: A Landmark Partnership

    WebUnited put out a press release on a partnership with .ws to be the first registry to fully mirror their extension on the blockchain. It will be interesting to see if more country codes follow this trend. Press Release: Zurich, Switzerland, Feb. 13…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Feb 24, 10:36pm -
  • 66B.com sold for $9,999 in 2016 left to expire

    66B.com sold for $9,999 in 2016 left to expire

    66B.com was actually purchased in 2016 at Sedo for $9,999. The domain name was left to expire and 8 years later it closes at $18,090 on GoDaddy auctions. It looks like it was a Chinese casino website, you can check out this snapshot from Archive.org.…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Feb 24, 8:12pm -
  • SouthDakota.net expires

    SouthDakota.net expires

    I always think it’s interesting to see how the market values a name in the same market environment when the same name expires year after year or every two years.Today SouthDakota.net expired and closed at $2,650. Now last year it was allowed to exp…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Feb 24, 3:16am -

Domain Investing

  • newNameJet Announces Platform Enhancements

    NameJet Announces Platform Enhancements

    Last Summer, NameJet made some “big changes” to its platform. In essence, NameJet appears to have become a clone of Snapnames, its sister auction platform, with the difference being the NameJet branding. There were numerous features about the for…
    - 15 hours ago, 21 Feb 24, 8:51pm -
  • newRationale Behind CoFounders.com Acquisition

    Rationale Behind CoFounders.com Acquisition

    It’s not often that we hear from the founders of a company to discuss why they spent what they did to acquire a specific domain name. Yesterday, CoFounders Co-Founder Chris Koerner shared the rationale behind his company’s $65,000 acquisition of…
    - 20 hours ago, 21 Feb 24, 3:33pm -
  • .Bet Domain Name Acquired for 5 Figures, Reportedly Resold for $600k

    .Bet Domain Name Acquired for 5 Figures, Reportedly Resold for $600k

    According to a tweet from Identity Digital (formerly Donuts), the Bet.bet domain name reportedly sold for $600,000. I have not verified or researched the veracity of the sale report, but it was indexed in NameBio today. Identity Digital is the compan…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 24, 10:06pm -
  • Finalize a Deal by Connecting on LinkedIn

    Finalize a Deal by Connecting on LinkedIn

    When I agree to a negotiated deal on a platform like Dan or Sedo, I have always held the expectation that the payment will be made ASAP. If a buyer did not pay within a couple of days – maybe a day or two longer if it was a large sale – I would a…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 24, 3:32pm -
  • Google Ads Selects Squadhelp for Case Study

    Google Ads Selects Squadhelp for Case Study

    If you have visited a Squadhelp landing page, chances are good that you have seen their advertising when you visit other websites that have Google advertising banners on display. I regularly see Squadhelp advertising banners with the logos of domain…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 24, 3:10pm -

DSAD

  • newTrav’s List of Domains at Auction for Thursday, February 22, 2024
    Please Note: The list below contains affiliate links and/or names that have been posted for a fee. It is how we pay for our time since it is a free site. More details at bottom of page. Dynadot Names at AuctionPPLE.comOyster.orgMZTQ.complayrif…
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Feb 24, 10:30am -
  • newAUCTION RECAP OF FEBRUARY 20, 2024
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on February 20, 2024. GoDaddy Names at AuctionClick Here if you are unable to see the table of GoDaddy results, because you are viewing via the RSS feed.
    - 15 hours ago, 21 Feb 24, 8:24pm -
  • Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday, February 21st, 2024
    I’m in the process of listing a few hundred names on Squadhelp and I have to say they have the process down pat. As expected there are some issues but overall a great experience. Here is a quick rundown of PROS and CONSPROS:Everything is automat…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 24, 8:29am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF FEBRUARY 19, 2024
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on February 19, 2024. GoDaddy Names at AuctionClick Here if you are unable to see the table of GoDaddy results, because you are viewing via the RSS feed.Dyn…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 24, 6:22pm -
  • IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, February 20th
    Click the links for current prices, most links are commissionable and fund the operation.DynadotAll Dynadot links are commissionable Mago.medigg.coBreaks.ioevet.coReceipts.ccCatDoctor.coDogDoctor.coerusta.comMain ListThe No Bid ListAdviseGo.com…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 24, 10:16am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF FEBRUARY 18, 2024
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on February 18, 2024. GoDaddy Names at AuctionClick Here if you are unable to see the table of GoDaddy results, because you are viewing via the RSS feed.Dyn…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 24, 6:23pm -
  • Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday, February 19th, 2024
    I don’t get a lot of responses on here because it’s more of a list than a blog. But I love hearing about people’s favorite things. What is one thing you bought in 2023, regardless of cost, that was the best thing you purchased? I’ll start.…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 24, 8:40am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF FEBRUARY 17, 2024
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on February 17, 2024. GoDaddy Names at AuctionClick Here if you are unable to see the table of GoDaddy results, because you are viewing via the RSS feed.
    - 4 days ago, 18 Feb 24, 3:18pm -
  • Trav’s List of Domains at Auction for Sunday, February 18, 2024
    Please Note: The list below contains affiliate links and/or names that have been posted for a fee. It is how we pay for our time since it is a free site. More details at bottom of page. Dynadot Names at AuctionPPLE.comGRSO.comCaptcha.ioTreadmi…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Feb 24, 10:30am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF FEBRUARY 16, 2024
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on February 16, 2024. GoDaddy Names at AuctionClick Here if you are unable to see the table of GoDaddy results, because you are viewing via the RSS feed.Dyn…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Feb 24, 4:03pm -

Domain Gang

  • newMeta filed several UDRP cases for “MetaVerified” but apparently bought the .com
    Meta, Inc., the umbrella company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, filed several UDRP cases to defend its “Meta” mark. Not long after the company’s domain rebranding, enterprising domainers rummaged the entire word dictionary, adding “met…
    - 15 hours ago, 21 Feb 24, 8:18pm -
  • newDomain Pulse 2024 begins in Vienna, Austria tomorrow
    Domain Pulse 2024, the domain conference that focuses on European, German-speaking countries, opens its gates tomorrow in Vienna, Austria. The two day event is co-hosted by Germany’s DENIC and Austria’s NIC.at and while the primary language is Ge…
    - 19 hours ago, 21 Feb 24, 4:28pm -
  • #Sedo : Domain sales report | February 20, 2024 — All.in was sold for $50,000 dollars
    Sedo domain sales report: Top sale is that of All.in that sold for $50,000 dollars. Welcome to the latest domain sales report by Sedo; this time we cover the week ending on February 20, 2024. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, kind spons…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 24, 3:15pm -
  • Candleglow.info: UDRP decision favors Respondent and this is why
    The UDRP filed against the domain Candleglow.info, a domain registered just weeks ago, did not fare well for the Complainant, Tassel Ridge Winery LLC. Despite a lack of response by the Respondent, the sole panelist at the Forum noted that the Complai…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 24, 1:49pm -
  • Escrow.com: Domain Investment Index report for Q4/2023
    In the fourth quarter of 2023, Escrow.com witnessed a slight decline in total domain name volume, decreasing from $85 million dollars in the third quarter to $79 million dollars. Across most domain categories, the median prices have remained consiste…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 24, 11:09pm -
  • Lady Campbell: Sussex.com has nothing to do with the county
    A member of Britain’s elite, Lady Colin Campbell, is not happy with the acquisition of the domain name Sussex.com by the Duke & the Duchess of Sussex. A resident of Goring, West Sussex, Lady Campbell accuses the ex-royals of hijacking the county’…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 24, 7:12pm -
  • Hill.com: Sold via Sedo to British investor Andy Booth
    Hill.com, a truly remarkable domain name, was sold in recent days via Sedo.com; its new owner, Andy Booth, shares his sales and acquisitions and confirmed this domain doesn’t involve his brother James Booth. A truly remarkable acquisition, we might…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 24, 3:34pm -
  • Royal rebranding: Sussex.com domain seller had no idea who was acquiring it!
    Mr. Neil Agate, seller of the domain Sussex.com to the Duke & Duchess of Sussex, was not aware of the royal identity of its buyer. The lucky entrepreneur and British expat held onto the domain since its registration way back in 1995, using it for his…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Feb 24, 1:39pm -
  • Sora AI sends domain investors to new pastures!
    OpenAI introduced Sora, an AI engine that creates videos of up to one minute from plain text descriptions. While not perfect, these Sora videos far surpass anything seen before from automated systems that generate videos from either images or text. T…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Feb 24, 3:10pm -
  • LiverpoolFC.us: Respondent’s business plan was “gibberish” says panelist
    The Forum panelist who handled the UDRP filed against the domain LiverpoolFC.us did not mince his words. After examining the Respondent’s business plan and assorted claims that the domain was registered for a “fitness corporation” located in Li…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 24, 9:36pm -
  • A Historic Alliance: WebUnited and .WS Collaborate to Introduce DNS-Mirroring in Web3
    This is a promoted press release: Dot .WS, the country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) for Samoa, proudly announces its partnership with WebUnited as the first-ever registry to fully mirror their TLD on-chain. This collaboration marks a significant mil…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 24, 4:49pm -
  • Verisign reports 359.8 million domains registered globally
    Verisign released the Domain Name Industry Brief covering the fourth quarter of 2023; according to the report, there were 359.8 million domains registered globally. The numbers correspond to a growth of 0.2% compared to Q3/2023, for a year over year…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 24, 1:59am -
  • Seven with Sedo: GreatDomains auction, including Typed.com, Bobo.de, JJG.com & more
    Sedo, our premium sponsor, is rolling out a week-long GreatDomains auction of hand-picked domain names. Featuring 160 domains the Sedo GreatDomains auction takes place between February 15-22, 2024. All domains are listed with their own reserve pricin…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Feb 24, 8:08pm -
  • South Florida Domainers 2024 reunion
    After a fun meetup last year, the South Florida Domainers group is about to commence its 2024 reunion! Organized by domain investor Eddie Sixto, the social gathering is scheduled for March 6, 2024 at the Sistrunk Marketplace and Brewery in Ft. Lauder…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Feb 24, 3:47pm -
  • GPI.com UDRP was denied with no finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
    The aged domain GPI.com was used for decades as an acronym representing General Parts, Inc. A lapse in displaying an obvious landing page, however, led the Great Plains Ventures, Inc. to file a UDRP complaint. The Respondent proved that they used th…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Feb 24, 3:10pm -

Online Domain

  • newBuyer of Cofounders .com shares his thought process
    Chris Koerner from Dallas, Texas shared his thought process for buying the domain name Cofounders.com. He said that it was a stupidly easy decision to spent $65k on a one word domain name. Here is what he said on X: We spent $65k on a one word domain…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Feb 24, 12:48pm -
  • Q4 2023 report: .com and .net lose 1.2 million domains
    VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) announced that, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief Quarterly Report from DNIB.com, the fourth quarter of 2023 closed with 359.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an in…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 24, 12:02am -
  • VeriSign reports Q4 and full year 2023 results
    VeriSign, Inc. reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2023. Fourth Quarter Financial Results VeriSign, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Verisign”) reported revenue of $380 million for the fourth quarter of 2023, up 3.0 percent fro…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Feb 24, 1:31am -
  • Efty revamps its domain name marketplace
    Efty.com has launched a significant update to its domain name marketplace’s look and feel. The new marketplace has undergone a significant transformation with fresh branding. The new look is designed to enhance user experience, making it easier for…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Feb 24, 1:39am -
  • Namecheap files suit against ICANN
    Richard Kirkendall, Namecheap CEO, announced today that they filed a suit against ICANN. “After a previous ruling via a mediation process they have taken little action towards the recommendations of that ruling and so our hand has been forced to ta…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Feb 24, 1:43am -
  • GoDaddy partners with Ethereum Name Service (ENS)
    GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) partnered with Ethereum Name Service (ENS) to enable domain name users to link their domains to ENS, with no additional costs or technical experience required. Users can now connect their GoDaddy domain with their ENS name for f…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Feb 24, 1:12am -
  • ICANN finalizes transfer of EPIK registrar accreditation
    ICANN finalized the transfer of EPIK registrar accreditation and EPIK made an announcement claiming that “No previous owners, including Epik Inc founder Rob Monster and late stage CEO Brian Royce, are involved in Epik LLC in any capacity, including…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Feb 24, 1:34am -
  • Mike Mann sells 14 domains for $125,768 in November
    Mike Mann reported 14 of his domain name sales in November 2023. Reported prices started at $1,888 and went up to $19,000. Mike sold 14 .com domains. The average reported domain sales price was $8,983. Here is a look at some of Mike Mann’s domain s…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Jan 24, 3:56pm -
  • Thieves are trying to steal our domain names using Afternic and GoDaddy
    Thieves are trying to steal our domain names while Afternic and GoDaddy are asleep at the wheel. In the past few hours I have received requests from my registrar to approve Fast-Transfer on Afternic for several of my domain names. Apparently my domai…
    - 29 days ago, 24 Jan 24, 12:26am -
  • .fr fee is increasing
    Afnic is increasing the fee for the .fr TLD for the 400 registrars distributing the domain. As of 1 March 2024, registrars will pay €5.07, an increase of 11.1%. (from €4.56 to €5.07) Afnic said that the registry has had to cope with rising char…
    - 31 days ago, 22 Jan 24, 10:28am -
  • Mike Mann sells 5 domains for $64,410 in October (plus 3 domains under NDA)
    Mike Mann reported 5 of his domain name sales in October 2023. Reported prices started at $6,000 and went up to $23,910. Mike sold 5 .com domains. The average reported domain sales price was $12,882. Here is a look at some of Mike Mann’s domain sal…
    - 35 days ago, 18 Jan 24, 4:50pm -
  • Efty Pay: new payment processor to launch soon
    Efty partnered with one of Europe’s leading payment service providers to provide fast, secure, and regulatory-compliant domain name transactions with Efty Pay. Efty Pay will be made exclusively available to Efty Investor users upon launch. Meanwhil…
    - 36 days ago, 17 Jan 24, 10:59pm -
  • Liquid market report: 2023 was the best year in Escrow.com domain sales
    Giuseppe Graziano from GGRG partnering with Escrow.com and Estibot’s parent company Intelium and ShortNames.com published the 29th edition of the Liquid Domains Overview (LXDO), which focuses on the 614,928 .com domains we call “liquid”. The ob…
    - 37 days ago, 16 Jan 24, 11:30am -
  • Rick Schwartz: Domain name acquisition list from 2023
    Rick Schwartz shared on Twitter what domain names he bought in 2023. Rick’s list serves as a lesson on how to start domaining with a ~$100,000 budget. Spend it wisely over a year. 31 Domain Buys: $144,330 Average Cost: $4655 (9) 1-worders Highest:…
    - 43 days ago, 10 Jan 24, 4:50pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 5 domains for $77,664 in September
    Mike Mann reported 5 of his domain name sales in September 2023. Reported prices started at $4,888 and went up to $38,000. Mike sold 5 .com domains. The average reported domain sales price was $15,533. If you want to further understand Mike Mann’s…
    - 44 days ago, 9 Jan 24, 2:19am -
  • Squadhelp: 2023 Year In Review
    Squadhelp published its 2023 “Year In Review” and these are the most important stats and charts: Despite a 10% acceptance rate, Squadhelp’s premium listings have reached 245,000 in 2023. In 2023, Squadhelp expanded its marketing to include a va…
    - 51 days ago, 2 Jan 24, 11:13pm -
  • 2023 domain name trends
    Escrow.com revealed exclusive platform data highlighting the top domain name trends for the year of 2023. The new data covers key aspects such as popular top-level domains (TLDs), average prices, and unique trends observed over the year. *Key Highlig…
    - 51 days ago, 2 Jan 24, 2:39am -
  • Afternic’s top keywords for October
    Afternic published the top keywords from sold domain names for October 2023. ‘My’ leads the way on this filtered chart, with ‘AI’ dropping to 9th position. Keywords including ‘Group,’ ‘Home,’ and ‘Health’ continue to their run of…
    - 65 days ago, 19 Dec 23, 4:47pm -
  • Afternic’s top keywords for September
    Afternic published the top keywords from sold domain names for September 2023. For the first time since the May 2023 keyword chart, ‘AI’ has topped this list, beating common keywords like ‘My’ and ‘Group.’ Alongside trending terms are com…
    - 65 days ago, 19 Dec 23, 3:35am -
  • Mike Mann sells 3 domains for $142,664 in August
    Mike Mann reported 3 of his domain name sales in August 2023. Reported prices started at $2,888 and went up to $79,888. Mike sold 3 .com domains. The average reported domain sales price was $47,555. If you want to further understand Mike Mann’s pri…
    - 70 days ago, 14 Dec 23, 2:32am -
  • Afternic adds .xyz and .io to its Fast Transfer network
    Afternic’s Fast Transfer network distributes your for sale domain names to the widest list of partner registrars, resellers, and affiliates in the Afternic network. Up until now, Fast Transfer capabilities have been enabled for the .com, .net, .biz…
    - 76 days ago, 8 Dec 23, 12:55pm -
  • Afternic launched traffic statistics for domain landing pages
    Afternic launched visitor traffic statistics for domain name landing pages. Domain name traffic stats at Afternic measure how many users visit your domain name’s Afternic landing page, whether that’s Request Price, Buy Now, or the Dan.com Lander.…
    - 78 days ago, 6 Dec 23, 11:23am -
  • Mike Mann sells 5 domains for $69,358 in July
    Mike Mann reported 5 of his domain name sales in July 2023. Reported prices started at $6,666 and went up to $29,916. Mike sold 5 .com domains. The average reported domain sales price was $13,872. If you want to further understand Mike Mann’s prici…
    - 86 days ago, 28 Nov 23, 1:46pm -
  • Internet has 359.3 million domains at the end of Q3 2023
    VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) announced that, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief Quarterly Report from DNIB.com, the third quarter of 2023 closed with 359.3 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an inc…
    - 92 days ago, 22 Nov 23, 6:29pm -
  • Escrow(.)com Q3 2023 Domain Investment Index
    Escrow.com released its Q3 2023 Domain Investment Index This quarter, the total domain name volume on Escrow.com eased slightly from $89M in 2Q23 down to $85M in 3Q23. For most domain categories, the median price has been maintained from the previous…
    - 92 days ago, 22 Nov 23, 12:10am -
  • VPN.com case against George Dikian is dismissed
    The VPN.com case against George Dikian was voluntary dismissed today. The VPN.com lawsuit against Defendant Eitan Z. a/k/a George Dikian was settled and dismissed with prejudice, without costs, and without payment being made by either party. In July…
    - 93 days ago, 21 Nov 23, 1:10am -
  • Mike Mann sells 5 domains for $96,672 in June
    Mike Mann reported 5 of his domain name sales in June 2023. Reported prices started at $4,888 and went up to $65,000. Mike sold 5 .com domains. The average reported domain sales price was $19,334. If you want to further understand Mike Mann’s prici…
    - 98 days ago, 16 Nov 23, 1:27am -
  • Tucows reports results for Q3 2023
    Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ: TCX) (TSX: TC) reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2023. All figures are in U.S. dollars. “On a year over year basis, our third quarter results show continued strong growth of Wavelo and Tin…
    - 3 Nov 23, 3:50pm -
  • GoDaddy reports Q3 2023 results
    GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) today reported financial results for the third quarter that ended September 30, 2023. “GoDaddy is at the forefront of one of our most exciting eras yet, with the product investments we’ve made over the past several years…
    - 2 Nov 23, 10:53pm -
  • Verisign reported Q3 2023 results
    VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported financial results for the third quarter of 2023. VeriSign, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Verisign”) reported revenue of $376 million for the third quarter of 2023, up 5.4 percent from the same quarter in 2022.…
    - 28 Oct 23, 10:40pm -
  • Afternic launches Custom Checkout Link
    Afternic has launched Custom Checkout Link, allowing sellers to use the GoDaddy platform to close a domain sale that they have already negotiated. This new service enables sellers to utilize Afternic’s parent company, GoDaddy, and its platform to c…
    - 25 Oct 23, 10:51pm -
  • Liquid market report Q3 2023: $22.4M in Escrow.com sales
    Giuseppe Graziano from GGRG partnering with Escrow.com and Estibot’s parent company Intelium and ShortNames.com published the 29th edition of the Liquid Domains Overview (LXDO), which focuses on the 614,928 .com domains we call “liquid”. The ob…
    - 11 Oct 23, 10:17pm -
  • ParkingCrew has a new User Interface in beta
    ParkingCrew announced that the beta version of its platform’s new User Interface is now live. The new User Interface it is still being developed and what you see is not the final version. ParkingCrew claims the beta UI will work faster than ever. T…
    - 11 Oct 23, 1:06am -
  • Squarespace announces new features on its domains platform
    Squarespace announced the expansion of “Squarespace Domains” on “Squarespace Refresh 2023”, an annual release of new products, features, and updates. Squarespace acquired all the assets associated with the Google Domains business in June 2023…
    - 5 Oct 23, 1:16pm -
  • Dynadot becomes an open domain marketplace
    Dynadot announced some significant updates to its domain marketplace that will be rolling out on October 18, 2023. Here’s what you can expect at the new Dynadot aftermarket: New open marketplace Starting October 18th, 2023, you’ll have the opport…
    - 4 Oct 23, 5:45pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 4 domains for $185,054 in May
    Mike Mann reported 4 of his domain name sales in May 2023. Reported prices started at $29,888 and went up to $71,166. Mike sold 3 .com domains and 1 .net domain. The average reported domain sales price was $46,264. If you want to further understand M…
    - 3 Oct 23, 4:55pm -
  • Internet has 356.6 million domains at the end of Q2 2023
    VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), announced that, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief Quarterly Report from DNIB.com, the second quarter of 2023 closed with 356.6 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an i…
    - 29 Sep 23, 1:23am -
  • Squadhelp launches Ultra-Premium Marketplace
    The Squadhelp Ultra-Premium Marketplace is now live. Squadhelp partnered with Hilco Digital Assets and Andrew Miller to curate a premium collection of domain names. Squadhelp invites people to submit their single-English word and category-defining do…
    - 20 Sep 23, 4:04pm -
  • CentralNic Group rebrands as Team Internet Group
    CentralNic Group plc (AIM: CNIC) announced its rebranding as “Team Internet Group”. Further, effective from 5 September 2023, the Company‘s shares will be trading under the ticker “TIG”. Its ISIN will remain unchanged. “Recognising our tr…
    - 4 Sep 23, 10:13pm -
  • GoDaddy Q2 2023 report: 3.2% growth in revenue
    GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) today reported financial results for the second quarter that ended June 30, 2023. “Our mission at GoDaddy – to empower entrepreneurs everywhere, making opportunity more inclusive for all – is getting an unprecedented b…
    - 3 Aug 23, 9:06pm -
  • Escrow.com 2Q23 Domain Report – Median domain prices up, overall volume down
    Escrow.com released its Domain Investment Index report for 2Q 2023. Total domain name volume on Escrow.com eased from $129.8M in 1Q23 down to $89M. Overall, 2Q23 has less mega domains in comparison to the previous quarter. Volume is slowly picking ba…
    - 1 Aug 23, 6:46pm -
  • Domain name trend report: April 2023
    This is a another report provided by Identity Digital (formerly Donuts) to get keyword and domain ideas for your future .com and other gTLD/ccTLD/NewgTLD domain name investments. You can also use this report to better evaluate you current portfolio.…
    - 31 Jul 23, 10:22am -
  • Ladies and gentlemen this is Rick Schwartz
    Rick Schwartz made a momentous post on his Twitter account which he allowed me to share here. Agree or disagree with Rick you can’t deny that he has always been transparent and unselfishly willing to share with others. Ladies and gentlemen this is…
    - 27 Jul 23, 11:44am -
  • Upcoming changes to Dan.com
    GoDaddy and DAN want to move towards a simplified Aftermarket experience so they are announcing three upcoming changes to Dan.com. 1. Payout Currency Selection Starting on July 5th, you can choose a preferred payout currency in your payout settings.…
    - 5 Jul 23, 1:24pm -
  • Dan.com landers are now available on Afternic
    Afternic has unveiled a new landing page that may be familiar to customers of the GoDaddy-owned marketplace, Dan.com.   Sellers on Afternic will now have access to these high-performing landers from Dan.com, which offer a quick Buy It Now checkout…
    - 30 Jun 23, 2:12am -
  • Domain name trend report: April 2023
    This is a another report provided by Identity Digital (formerly Donuts) to get keyword and domain ideas for your future .com and other gTLD/ccTLD/NewgTLD domain name investments. You can also use this report to better evaluate you current portfolio.…
    - 29 Jun 23, 12:04am -
  • Squarespace acquires Google Domains assets
    Squarespace Inc. (NYSE: SQSP) announced it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement with Google, whereby Squarespace will acquire the assets associated with the Google Domains business, which will be winding down following a transition…
    - 21 Jun 23, 11:20pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 7 domains for $178,530 in April
    Mike Mann reported 7 of his domain name sales in April 2023. Reported prices started at $1,888 and went up to $130,000. Mike sold 7 .com domains. The average reported domain sales price was $25,504. If you want to further understand Mike Mann’s pri…
    - 20 Jun 23, 5:46pm -
  • European ccTLDs: Median domain growth in 2022 hit a 10 year low at 1.4%
    The CENTRstats Global TLD Report Edition 4/2022 has been published. It covers the global status and registration trends in all top-level domains (legacy gTLDs, new gTLDs and ccTLDs), with a specific focus on the European ccTLD market. European ccTL…
    - 13 Jun 23, 11:59pm -
  • Verisign reports internet has 354 million domains at the end of Q1 2023
    VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) announced that the first quarter of 2023 closed with 354.0 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 3.5 million domain name registrations, or 1.0%, compared to the fourth quar…
    - 12 Jun 23, 11:05pm -

Domain Incite

  • newTwitter “completely unresponsive” on clickable domains, says ICANN
    Elon Musk’s Twitter is “completely unresponsive” to outreach about Universal Acceptance of domain names, including problems such as the lack of linkification of new gTLD domains, according to an ICANN technologist. Speaking at an ICANN 79 Prep…
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Feb 24, 2:17pm -
  • newICANN spends $5 million more than planned in first fiscal half
    ICANN published its second fiscal quarter financials yesterday, revealing a roughly $5 million overspend in the second half of 2023. The Org spent $72 million of its $74 million revenue in the six months to December 31, more than the $67 million spen…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Feb 24, 1:01pm -
  • .art takes a million domains off its premium list
    UK Creative Ideas, the .art gTLD registry, is removing premium pricing from over a million domain names and slashing the premium pricing on others. The company said today that most of the names losing their premium tag were on the lowest pricing tier…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 24, 10:18pm -
  • KeyTrap ‘the most devastating vulnerability ever found in DNSSEC’
    A security vulnerability in the DNSSEC standard that could crash DNS resolution in software such as BIND and services such as Cloudflare and Google Public DNS has been called “the most devastating vulnerability ever found in DNSSEC”. Named KeyTra…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 24, 1:27pm -
  • Freenom settles $500 million Meta lawsuit and will exit domain business
    Facebook has claimed another domain industry scalp. Freenom said this week it has settled the cybersquatting lawsuit filed against it by Meta last year, and that it is getting out of the domain name business. The registry/registrar said in a brief Fe…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 24, 7:51pm -
  • New gTLD lottery to return in 2026
    Remember The Draw? It was the mechanism ICANN used to figure out which new gTLDs from the 2012 application round would get a first-mover advantage, and it’s coming back in 2026. The Org is currently considering draft Applicant Guidebook language se…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 24, 5:02pm -
  • First GlobalBlock prices revealed — they ain’t cheap
    Trademarks owners, organizations and celebrities could find themselves paying the thick end of ten grand for the “peace of mind” offered by the new GoDaddy-led GlobalBlock trademark protection service. 101domain, which often has some of the least…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Feb 24, 4:59pm -
  • Domain universe grows on new gTLDs despite .com shrinkage
    The number of domain names on the internet grew by about 600,000 during the fourth quarter of 2023, despite the drag caused by shrinkage in .com and .net, according to Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief. There were 359.8 million registere…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Feb 24, 4:20pm -
  • D3 signs up crypto gTLD client number five
    New gTLD consultancy D3 Global has signed up its fifth blockchain gTLD client since launching last September. The company today announced a deal with Core Chain to apply for .core when ICANN next opens a new gTLD application window, currently expecte…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Feb 24, 3:59pm -
  • GoDaddy reports strong domains growth
    GoDaddy reported its fourth-quarter financial results last night, including growth in primary and secondary market domain sales it described as strong. The company reported Q4 net income up 1,132% at $1.13 billion, on revenue up 5.8% at $1.1 billion.…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Feb 24, 6:22pm -

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