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  • newGoDaddy increasing DDC .com prices to $8.85 on September 1

    GoDaddy increasing DDC .com prices to $8.85 on September 1

    GoDaddy will pass along Verisign’s increase in September. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) is increasing the wholesale price of .com domains by 7% on September 1, and registrars with little margin will be forced to increase their prices as well. GoDaddy (NY…
    - 11 hours ago, 3 Aug 21, 11:03pm -
  • newMural, which acquired Mural.com last year, raises $50 million at $2 billion valuation

    Mural, which acquired Mural.com last year, raises $50 million at $2 billion valuation

    Company moved from Mural.ly to Mural.co to Mural.com. Visual collaboration in a digital world is a niche that is growing in popularity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a world where much of our professional interaction has been restricted to an onlin…
    - 15 hours ago, 3 Aug 21, 6:24pm -
  • newWordPress parent Automattic invests $30 million in Bhavin Turakhia’s email business

    WordPress parent Automattic invests $30 million in Bhavin Turakhia’s email business

    Titan offers resellers an alternative to Google’s and Microsoft’s platforms. Automattic, the company behind WordPress, has invested $30 million in email service Titan. The series A funding values Titan at $300 million. Titan is serial entrepreneu…
    - 18 hours ago, 3 Aug 21, 4:13pm -
  • newCompany loses UDRP against domain it could have bought for $1,995

    Company loses UDRP against domain it could have bought for $1,995

    Now it’s out even more money. Let me be clear from the outset: a company shouldn’t buy a cybersquatted domain name just because it’s cheaper than filing a UDRP. But if you’re going to file a UDRP against a domain that you can acquire for less…
    - 18 hours ago, 3 Aug 21, 3:52pm -
  • newCollege Fresh tries reverse domain name hijacking

    College Fresh tries reverse domain name hijacking

    Foodservice company goes after a domain registered before it existed. College Fresh, a company that provides food service to fraternities and sororities, has tried to reverse domain name hijack CollegeFresh.com, a World Intellectual Property Organiza…
    - 19 hours ago, 3 Aug 21, 2:27pm -

The Domains

  • newTitan raises $30M from Automattic at $300M valuation
    Radix founder Bhavin Turakhia is involved in many companies these days. Back in May one of his companies, Zeta, secured a $250 million investment from SoftBank Vision Fund 2. Today another company that Bhavin has founded has raised $30 million at a $…
    - 17 hours ago, 3 Aug 21, 4:42pm -
  • newSedo weekly domain name sales led by Officially.com
    Sedo released their weekly domain name sales and Officially.com led the way at $43,000. FileSonic.com was second at $30,000 and Board.ai was third at 25,000 Euro, ($29,654). 46 .com sales 29 cctld sales 6 other tld sales Top 3 highlights of public Se…
    - 18 hours ago, 3 Aug 21, 4:11pm -
  • Replying to $100 low ball offer turns into $10,000 sale
    A lot of people get pissed off by low ball offers, $100 offers for many go in the trash with no reply. Depending on the name that might seem ok, $100 offer on Blue.com is mental masturbation. But many get upset by low balls on a two or three word nam…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Jul 21, 11:59pm -
  • NameJet/SnapNames June sales report
    Things were a bit slow in June, no five figure sales. Top NameJet Sale:  CFS.org – $9695 Top SnapNames Sale:  SMARTCELL.com – $9889 DOMAINNAME BRAND PRODUCT SALES AMOUNT cfs.org Namejet Expiring $9,695 themarketmogul.com Namejet Deleting $7,500…
    - 6 days ago, 29 Jul 21, 12:38am -
  • 2616.com closes at $58,000 High mark for NNNN.coms in 2021
    2616.com was left to expire and it closed at GoDaddy auctions at $58,000. This is the highest price for an NNNN.com reported in 2021. There have only been 19 reported transactions. Interestingly 14 have been at GoDaddy and I would guess most if not a…
    - 7 days ago, 28 Jul 21, 6:04am -

TLD Investors

  • newFastFood.com sells for $65,000

    FastFood.com sells for $65,000

    Registered in February of 1995, FastFood.com sold for $65,000 at Sedo. The domain name moved to Google domains from Network Solutions where it was registered for years. The domain name redirects to Pareto20.com an investment firm out of Miami. Under…
    - 6 hours ago, 4 Aug 21, 4:16am -
  • July reported new gtld domain name sales come in at $197K

    July reported new gtld domain name sales come in at $197K

    New Gtld sales for July Looking back at July there were 145 reported new gtld sales at Namebio. Drop.xyz was the top sale at $30,000. Sales totaled $197,300. July had a greater number of sales than June, 145 vs 95. The dollar volume was down roughly…
    - 1 day ago, 3 Aug 21, 3:13am -
  • July Keyword domain sales – Capital, Cloud and Homes have a good month

    July Keyword domain sales – Capital, Cloud and Homes have a good month

    July Keyword Trends July showed the number of sales per keyword down vs June. Those that bucked the trend were Media with 27 vs 13 in June, names starting with Cloud 18 vs 5 in June and Homes 22 vs 10 in June. Capital, Jobs, Tech and Shop all had fiv…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Aug 21, 10:00pm -
  • Insurance company is suing owner of Empower.com

    Insurance company is suing owner of Empower.com

    Empower.com is being sued by Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Co. Empower.com has an interesting landing page, letting people know how they will be outbounding the domain name. The story which was brought to light by Namepros member and Wales.org…
    - 4 days ago, 31 Jul 21, 4:50am -
  • Green Pal upgrades to GreenPal.com spending $83,834 at Brandmo

    Green Pal upgrades to GreenPal.com spending $83,834 at Brandmo

    GreenPal is an marketplace that makes it easy for Homeowners to Find, Schedule, AND Pay a trusted pre-screened lawn care provider. They have been operating at YourGreenPal.com and it looks like they have now upgraded. GreenPal.com sold for $83,834 at…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Jul 21, 11:17pm -
  • InstaWidget.net closes at $54,500 over 6million backlinks

    InstaWidget.net closes at $54,500 over 6million backlinks

    InstaWidget.net closed at $54,500 at GoDaddy auctions. The link profile is off the chart. Ahrefs reports: Domain Rating 90 Backlinks 6,193,413 80% dofollow Referring Domains 26,684 98% dofollow Their Twitter page shows: InstaWidget is the tool (widge…
    - 6 days ago, 29 Jul 21, 7:46am -
  • GoDaddy February 2021 sales led by Ava.com

    GoDaddy February 2021 sales led by Ava.com

    GoDaddy released their top sales from February 2021 and Ava.com led the way at $792,000 that was not the only first name .com as Terry.com sold for $114,000. Livewire.com sold for $632,500 and was acquired by a Motorcycle company. 15 of the 20 sales…
    - 7 days ago, 28 Jul 21, 6:55pm -
  • Once again Metaverse brings home the top reported sale in an extension

    Once again Metaverse brings home the top reported sale in an extension

    Metaverse has been a solid keyword in 2021. Metaverse.io sold for $175,000 making it the highest reported sale in .io. Well now we have the highest reported .one domain name sale. The keyword once again is Metaverse. DomainNameCloud.com sold it for $…
    - 7 days ago, 28 Jul 21, 5:38am -
  • Escrow.com posts strong 1H 2021 results

    Escrow.com posts strong 1H 2021 results

    Escrow.com released an update on how their first half went. It was pretty strong. Domain sales along with website sales were up 77% Escrow.com has just released its half-year results where GPV (Gross Payment Volume) was an all-time record with $475.3…
    - 8 days ago, 27 Jul 21, 7:23pm -
  • uCash.com sold for $25,000 Did u.Cash buy?

    uCash.com sold for $25,000 Did u.Cash buy?

    uCash.com sold for $25,000 on Sedo. There is a crypto applications company on u.Cash. It looks like the site was a blog for a few years and then parked at Sedo where it actually sold. The domain name was registered in 1999. U.cash describes themselve…
    - 8 days ago, 27 Jul 21, 5:32am -

Domain Investing

  • newMake Sure Your Uniregistry Payment Profile is Setup

    Make Sure Your Uniregistry Payment Profile is Setup

    In March, I published an article with an update email I received from Uniregistry regarding a change to the company’s payments provider. I (wrongly) assumed the update was only necessary for sellers on the Uniregistry Market. In fact, I wrote “I…
    - 19 hours ago, 3 Aug 21, 2:30pm -
  • Some Afternic Partners Mark Up or Mark Down Listing Prices

    Some Afternic Partners Mark Up or Mark Down Listing Prices

    Afternic boasts “more than 100 partners” in its reseller network, and I have found it to be a great way to passively sell my domain names. Domain name registrants can list their domain names on Afternic, and eligible sale listings will show throu…
    - 2 days ago, 2 Aug 21, 2:02pm -
  • No Limit Creatives Upgrades to NLC.com

    No Limit Creatives Upgrades to NLC.com

    No Limit Creatives is a graphic and video design firm that was founded in 2018. The company uses the NLC acronym in its marketing efforts, and it has used the NoLimitCreatives.com domain name for its web presence. In early July, No Limit Creatives ac…
    - 5 days ago, 30 Jul 21, 3:01pm -
  • Clubhouse Announces Rebrand to Shortcut

    Clubhouse Announces Rebrand to Shortcut

    Clubhouse has announced that it will be undergoing a rebranding due to brand confusion with the other Clubhouse. The company that operates its website on the Clubhouse.io domain name announced that it will be rebranding as Shortcut. The company appea…
    - 6 days ago, 29 Jul 21, 7:42pm -
  • Ghost Records Still Exist at Network Solutions

    Ghost Records Still Exist at Network Solutions

    Domain names in my Network Solutions account show a status of “Pending Transfer” even though they transferred to GoDaddy. More than two years ago, I wrote about the problem of ghost records at Network Solutions. Although the back-end and control…
    - 6 days ago, 29 Jul 21, 5:35pm -

DSAD

  • newAUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 2, 2021
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on August 2, 2021. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) a…
    - 18 hours ago, 3 Aug 21, 3:42pm -
  • IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, August 3rd
    I’ve been using sav.com for the last few months for hand reg’s and “hand” catching, mainly because their reg price is 6.95 right now. It’s not a horrible registrar, easy to use for the most part though they do have a bunch of issues. Their…
    - 1 day ago, 3 Aug 21, 8:08am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 1, 2021
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on August 1, 2021. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) a…
    - 2 days ago, 2 Aug 21, 3:23pm -
  • Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday, August 2nd, 2021
    Headed to the mountains of NC for a little change of scenery for a while. I drove over and just one day in the car without checking my texts or emails on a Sunday shows how much I have going on. NFTs went crazy. Punks floor moved to $100K and Bor…
    - 2 days ago, 2 Aug 21, 11:00am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 31, 2021
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on July 31, 2021. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) an…
    - 3 days ago, 1 Aug 21, 3:58pm -
  • Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday, August 1st, 2021
    Yesterday I ran 20 miles at 7 min pace and then worked at the nursery all day. A few people on Strava congratulated me on my great run. They didn’t know I had to go home and quickly change and hurry up to work where I loaded mulch, walked around…
    - 3 days ago, 1 Aug 21, 11:00am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 30, 2021
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on July 30, 2021. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) an…
    - 4 days ago, 31 Jul 21, 1:47pm -
  • IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, July 31st
    Main List       NameJet          Flippa/Sedo   LLLL.com’s       LLL, CCC, 5L       Other LLLL’sShort Brandables         Numbers       One Worders    Vape, Vegan, VRSnap Names/Dropcatch         NamePros …
    - 4 days ago, 31 Jul 21, 9:44am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 29, 2021
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on July 29, 2021. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) an…
    - 5 days ago, 30 Jul 21, 2:10pm -
  • Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday, July 30th, 2021
    I know most of you aren’t into NFTs and digital art but there’s a large group of us that are doing really well with it and having the time of our lives while we do it. We have chatted more in the last 3 months than we have in the last 10 years.…
    - 5 days ago, 30 Jul 21, 11:01am -

Domain Gang

  • Humidity.com applies for trademark registration at the USPTO
    The operators of the ultra-premium domain name, Humidity.com, have applied for a federal trademark registration at the USPTO. Registered in 1995, the domain Humidity.com has been in the possession of its registrant, Walter Meier, a Swiss company, sin…
    - 19 Feb 21, 7:21pm -
  • Oh NOO.com! #UDRP Complainant found guilty of Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking
    JHO Intellectual Property Holdings LLC and Elite IP Holdings LLC filed a UDRP against the three letter .com domain, NOO.com, and the end result is a resounding NO. Registered in 1998, the domain’s registration date predates any marks claimed by the…
    - 19 Feb 21, 4:09pm -
  • SmartContract.com and #BTC : Sergey Nazarov is NOT Satoshi Nakamoto
    Bitcoin is on its course “to the moon” as its current price trajectory shows. Each BTC is worth $53,800 dollars as of this moment and while its price fluctuates BTC is being adopted by mainstream financial entities, including PayPal. The quest fo…
    - 19 Feb 21, 3:59pm -
  • Domain Cloud: Google is upping the ante with one-stop management shop
    Google is the #1 search engine and also an accredited domain registrar that’s about to leverage is immense footprint. Cloud Domains is a new, one-stop shop by Google, providing administrators and developers with the convenience of managing domains,…
    - 18 Feb 21, 5:54pm -
  • Area.com is a stolen domain asset
    The aged, premium domain name Area.com has been reported as stolen. Area.com was moved away from its registrant’s possession at Network Solutions, to BizCN in China. The same domain registrar was used in several other recent domain theft incidents…
    - 18 Feb 21, 3:13pm -
  • Seven with Sedo: The February 2021 #GreatDomains auction
    GreatDomains is a bimonthly, 7-day long auction by Sedo, our premium sponsor, from February 18-25, featuring an eclectic selection of domain names. The domains are carefully curated and this time around we have more than 125 domains included on the l…
    - 17 Feb 21, 4:47pm -
  • Fairway.com and Home.com #domain buyer files for matching #trademarks
    The buyer of the domains Home.com and Fairway.com has not wasted time: they’ve filed for the registration of the matching trademarks, HOME.COM and FAIRWAY.COM at the USPTO. Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation upgraded its corporate domain to F…
    - 17 Feb 21, 3:20pm -
  • #GoDaddy removed the “Interested in purchasing this domain” option from #WHOIS contact form
    GoDaddy has removed the option to contact the owner of a domain via its WHOIS, if you’re interested in buying it. When looking up domain names registered at GoDaddy, you can see underlying Registry data, contact the domain holder, or report an inva…
    - 16 Feb 21, 9:27pm -
  • Winter storm power loss led to mass #domain deletion
    The ongoing winter storm in the US has led to extended power loss. Millions of customers in several states are without power, among them Deep Freeze Domains. The secure domain registrar operates from Texas, a hard-hit state. After 16 hours without po…
    - 16 Feb 21, 7:48pm -
  • #Sedo : Domain sales report for February 15, 2021 — Triple.com at $220000
    Sedo domain sales report: Top sale is that of Triple.com at $220,000 dollars! Welcome to the latest domain sales report by Sedo; this time we cover the two-week period ending on February 15, 2021. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, kind…
    - 16 Feb 21, 3:28pm -
  • SexToy.com applies for #trademark registration at the USPTO – How much did they pay for the #domain?
    The registrant of SexToy.com, a 1995 domain, has applied for the registration of the mark SEXTOY.COM at the USPTO. The trademark application was filed for the following classes of services: Cleaner for use on adult stimulation aids Personal lubricant…
    - 16 Feb 21, 2:58pm -
  • Numeric #domains: 0699.com closed at five figures
    Short numeric domain names are sought after, especially by Chinese investors. The Chinese like to use numbers representing letters or words even and a four number (NNNN) .com domain such as 0699.com can fetch a pretty dollar. Indeed, the auction at D…
    - 15 Feb 21, 9:13pm -
  • Old #GoDaddy logo maintains its global nostalgia
    The old, iconic GoDaddy logo is full of domain nostalgia for many platforms that display the GoDaddy brand. For example, the TD Ameritrade app shows the original GoDaddy logo on the GDDY stock detail page: This ancient GoDaddy logo seems to resonate…
    - 15 Feb 21, 4:50pm -
  • Bootcamp.com #trademark application indicative of aged #domain sale
    The operators of the ultra-premium domain name, Bootcamp.com, have applied for a federal trademark registration at the USPTO. Registered in 1994, the domain Bootcamp.com was offered for sale on Afternic until late 2020, where it most likely changed h…
    - 15 Feb 21, 2:59pm -
  • Happy New Year of the Ox(ley) with some Sushi.com
    Happy Chinese New (lunar) year! This is the year of the Ox, an animal that is perceived as a hard worker. Zodiac experts believe the Year of the Ox is a period when hard work will be rewarded even more than usual. The Ox also reminds us of Brent Oxle…
    - 13 Feb 21, 7:20pm -

Online Domain

  • CentralNic expects to report revenue of c.USD 174 million in Q2 2021
    CentralNic Group plc (AIM: CNIC) announced that following its significant investment programme, the Group recorded c.USD 90 million of revenue, representing a 63% increase of reported revenue and a record organic growth of c.25%. during the three mon…
    - 5 days ago, 30 Jul 21, 8:03am -
  • GoDaddy’s top 20 domain name sales from February 2021 (ava, livewire)
    GoDaddy released today its February 2021 domain name sales report. The list is inclusive of all channels (GoDaddy, Afternic, Uniregistry) and the price listed is the final price paid by the buyer. You can see below the top 20 public domain sales for…
    - 7 days ago, 28 Jul 21, 4:00pm -
  • GoDaddy now officially owns .club
    .Club announced today that they are officially owned by GoDaddy: “We are very pleased to say .CLUB is now officially part of GoDaddy Registry. In April, we announced GoDaddy Registry would acquire .CLUB, and the transaction recently closed giving t…
    - 7 days ago, 27 Jul 21, 11:51pm -
  • VeriSign reported revenue of $329 million for Q2 2021 (up 4.8%)
    VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported financial results for the second quarter of 2021. VeriSign, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Verisign”) reported revenue of $329 million for the second quarter of 2021, up 4.8 percent from the same quarter in 202…
    - 8 days ago, 27 Jul 21, 4:11pm -
  • Nominet announced Andy Green as new Chair of its Board of Directors
    Nominet announced the appointment of Andy Green CBE as Chair of its Board of Directors, and Eva Lindqvist as Non-Executive Director. An experienced director, Andy is a National Infrastructure Commissioner and Chair of WaterAid UK and Vice Chair of th…
    - 8 days ago, 27 Jul 21, 11:29am -
  • Common questions about appearing in Google News
    Where does news appear on Google? News content can appear on several different Google products, including Google News, Google Search, Google Assistant, YouTube, and Discover. For the purposes of this post, we’ll focus on Google News and the News su…
    - 9 days ago, 26 Jul 21, 2:31pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 9 domains for $148,802 in June
    Mike Mann reported 9 of his domain name sales in June 2021 for a total of $148,802. Reported prices started at $8,750 and went up to $29,888. Mike sold 9 .com domains. The average reported domain sales price was $16,534. If you want to further unders…
    - 14 days ago, 21 Jul 21, 3:07pm -
  • Spamhaus Botnet threats: Most abused domain registrars, Q2 2021
    Spamhaus: “After many years with no change at the top of the Spamhaus registrar reputation rankings, we finally have some movement!”. Read here Spamhaus Botnet threats: Most abused top-level domains, Q2 2021 NameSilo We saw an enormous 594% incre…
    - 15 days ago, 20 Jul 21, 3:13pm -
  • ICANN approves transfer of MMX TLDs to GoDaddy
    Further to the announcement dated 8 April 2021, Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM:MMX) announced that it has received consent from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) to transfer four top-level domains (“TLDs”)…
    - 19 days ago, 16 Jul 21, 1:41pm -
  • The new DAN is here
    DAN 2.0 went live today with a lot of changes. Frank Koelewijn, Head of Brand & Design, said today: “We started Dan with a mission to empower entrepreneurs and make the domain world a better, more transparent place. We are pioneering as the partner…
    - 20 days ago, 15 Jul 21, 3:51pm -
  • Spamhaus Botnet threats: Most abused top-level domains, Q2 2021
    This quarter, the Spamhaus researchers have observed a 12% reduction in newly observed botnet command and controllers (C&Cs), which is good news. However, it’s not good news for everyone; more than one industry-leading provider is suffering under t…
    - 21 days ago, 14 Jul 21, 5:46pm -
  • Domain name trend report: June 2021
    This is a great report to get keyword and domain ideas for you future .com and other gTLD/ccTLD domain name investments. You can also use this report to better evaluate you current portfolio. Top 20 Premium Domains Registered In The Month of June 202…
    - 21 days ago, 13 Jul 21, 10:12pm -
  • Liquid market report Q2 2021: $17.6M in Escrow.com Sales
    Giuseppe Graziano from GGRG partnering with Escrow.com and Estibot’s parent company Intelium and ShortNames.com published the 20th edition of the Liquid Domains Overview (LXDO), which focuses on the 614,928 .com domains we call “liquid”…
    - 23 days ago, 12 Jul 21, 11:51am -
  • GoDaddy launches List for Sale (LFS) service to sell unused domains
    GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), today announced the launch of List for Sale, a service that “enables anyone to quickly and easily list and sell unused domain names”. The tool is available for free to all GoDaddy customers who own a domain name, provid…
    - 28 days ago, 7 Jul 21, 5:53pm -
  • Global TLD report Q1 2021: 4.9% YOY growth of European ccTLDs
    The CENTRstats Global TLD Report Q1/2021 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. Highlights from the r…
    - 29 days ago, 6 Jul 21, 4:19pm -
  • Epik acquires DNForum
    Epik announced that it has acquired the domain name forum DNForum.com. Robert Davis, EVP Communications, made the announcement: “It is with great excitement that Epik also announces its acquisition and planned integration of DNForum. As the oldest…
    - 30 days ago, 5 Jul 21, 11:48am -
  • NameSilo surpasses 4 million domains under management
    NameSilo Technologies Corp. announced that it has surpassed the milestone of 4 million active domains under management. This comes less than two years after surpassing 3 million active domains in July, 2019. This continued growth puts NameSilo in the…
    - 33 days ago, 2 Jul 21, 3:35pm -
  • Latest results of the .EU website categorisation
    For several years now, EURid (the .EU registry) has been running two yearly categorisation exercises regarding the use of .eu. Throughout April, they deployed the first exercise of 2021 to understand possible new patterns within how people and busine…
    - 33 days ago, 2 Jul 21, 10:24am -
  • Understanding the 60-day domain name transfer locks
    The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) wrote a post explaining the various 60-day domain name transfer locks. “Where locks are imposed as a security mechanism it is important for registrars and registrants alike to be aware of when and why a domai…
    - 34 days ago, 1 Jul 21, 3:50pm -
  • Dynadot reached 3 million domains under management
    Dynadot announced that it reached 3 million domains under management: “Despite the rollercoaster journey we’ve all had, the Dynadot team is pleased to announce that we’ve reached 3 MILLION domains under management in a little over a year! We ar…
    - 35 days ago, 30 Jun 21, 4:37pm -
  • GoDaddy’s top 20 domain name sales from January 2021 (steam, weshare)
    GoDaddy released today its January 2021 domain name sales report. The list is inclusive of all channels (GoDaddy, Afternic, Uniregistry) and the price listed is the final price paid by the buyer. You can see below the top 20 public domain sales for J…
    - 36 days ago, 29 Jun 21, 9:36pm -
  • Dynadot: new payment plan for marketplace & auctions
    Dynadot recently launched a Payment Plan (Installment Plan) for its marketplace and auction orders. What this means is you now have the opportunity to pay for valuable domain names in monthly installments. See how it all works: Dynadot Payment Plan S…
    - 41 days ago, 24 Jun 21, 4:09pm -
  • DAN announced it reached 3,000 reviews on TrustPilot
    DAN announced it reached 3,000 reviews on TrustPilot. DAN’s score is 4,7 of 5 stars. Dan only invites (all) its buyers to leave a review. DAN also shared that in May, 37% of all sales they processed were initiated directly via their search and or s…
    - 43 days ago, 22 Jun 21, 4:46pm -
  • European Commission opens antitrust investigation on Google
    The European Commission has opened an investigation into possible anticompetitive conduct by Google in the online advertising technology sector. It will examine whether Google is restricting access by third parties to user data for advertising purpos…
    - 43 days ago, 22 Jun 21, 3:14pm -
  • 2.2% yearly growth for the .EU registry
    EURid, the .eu registry, published its 2020 annual report that shows a 2.2% yearly growth. The bi-yearly registrar satisfaction survey showed 97% satisfaction rate among EURid registrars. Here is the complete 2020 EURid/.EU report:The post 2.2% year…
    - 43 days ago, 22 Jun 21, 11:23am -
  • The global domain name market in 2020
    Overview of global trends and an analysis of the mechanisms at work during the health crisis. The global domain name market accounted for approximately 349 million domain names at the end of December 2020, up 1.3% compared to the 4.7% in 2019, brok…
    - 47 days ago, 18 Jun 21, 4:51pm -
  • How to improve your content with Search Console Insights
    Producing great content is an effective way to build a loyal and engaged audience that can help you achieve your goals, such as helping to grow your business and brand, raising awareness to a cause, or helping people. Great content comes in many shap…
    - 48 days ago, 17 Jun 21, 4:03pm -
  • Final reminder on Brexit-related SUSPENDED domain names
    Yesterday EURid, the .eu registry, sent the final reminder to all registrars and their UK registrants whose .eu domain names were SUSPENDED on 1 January 2021.The reminder states that unless registration details are updated by 30 June 2021, their doma…
    - 48 days ago, 17 Jun 21, 1:06pm -
  • Above launches new managed portfolio monetization service
    Domain investors using Above.com’s platform now have a new option to accelerate their traffic revenue with Above’s managed monetization service. This new higher level of portfolio management provides access to Above’s faster, blended monetizati…
    - 49 days ago, 16 Jun 21, 5:56pm -
  • GoDaddy introduces “GoDaddy Payments” for small businesses
    GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) announced the launch of GoDaddy Payments, a new payments solution that enables GoDaddy Websites + Marketing and Managed WordPress WooCommerce customers to handle all of their commerce transactions directly through GoDaddy. G…
    - 49 days ago, 16 Jun 21, 2:39pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 10 domains for $228,216 in May
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