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  • newMark Cuban collaborates on PPP.bank for Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness

    Mark Cuban collaborates on PPP.bank for Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness

    .Bank domain used for loan forgiveness application wizard. Mark Cuban has worked with Jill Castilla at Citizens Bank of Edmond to launch PPP.bank, reports American Banker. The site enables small businesses to generate their Paycheck Protection Progra…
    - 11 hours ago, 29 May 20, 12:05am -
  • newGoogle to consider “page experience” in rankings

    Google to consider “page experience” in rankings

    Experience metrics to be used in rankings. Google is going to start using “Core Web Vitals” as a ranking signal for websites. Core Web Vitals measure critical aspects of the user experience. These include load time, interactivity, and the stabili…
    - 14 hours ago, 28 May 20, 8:58pm -
  • newShort domain with a long history sells for $70,050

    Short domain with a long history sells for $70,050

    Once owned by CNET China, 55BBS.com sells for big bucks at DropCatch.com. As someone who enjoyed the golden days of BBS, I thought I knew exactly what 55BBS.com was developed for. How wrong I was! BBS is the acronym for “Bulletin Board System”, a…
    - 18 hours ago, 28 May 20, 5:23pm -
  • new20 end user domain sales including a $50k .in sale

    20 end user domain sales including a $50k .in sale

    An online event platform, several software companies, and a cosmetic laser franchise bought domain names.   It was quite a week for end user sales with nearly 20 hits including one of the highest .IN sales to date, Hop.in. This is their company name…
    - 22 hours ago, 28 May 20, 1:15pm -
  • GoDaddy fixes glitch that upgraded privacy

    GoDaddy fixes glitch that upgraded privacy

    Some customers were upgraded to a much more expensive privacy product. A month ago, a man in Scotland reported an unwelcome charge from GoDaddy: Very disappointed with @GoDaddy (yes, I shoud know better than using them) – I let a domain autorenew o…
    - 2 days ago, 27 May 20, 9:40pm -

The Domains

  • newVerification needs to be required on all offers not just auction bids
    So earlier in the week we saw the 2 million pound bid on Lifestyle.com cancelled. Some wondered how could this happen? Sedo makes people submit to greater verification to bid 10,000 or more. Additional Certification may be required: Please note that…
    - 14 hours ago, 28 May 20, 8:53pm -
  • The Novi domain registrations start pouring in
    Yesterday it was announced that Facebook was rebranding the name of their digital wallet Calibra which is tied to their Libra digital currencies. The name was inspired by the Latin words “novus” and “via,” which mean “new” and “way,”…
    - 2 days ago, 27 May 20, 10:53pm -
  • Sedo weekly sales led by the second highest reported .in sale of all time
    Sedo released their weekly sales and there was a tie at the top 6115.com and Hop.in sold for $50,000. Hop.in is the second highest reported .in sale of all time. Argot.com sold for $35,000. 49 .com sales 21 cctld sales 7 other tld sales Domain name D…
    - 3 days ago, 26 May 20, 8:09pm -
  • Post the best .com you have for sale
    The sales post is now moving to the beginning of the week. Last Friday there was no post due to the Memorial day holiday and a request that has been building for weeks. A lot of readers asked for the post to be at the start of the week. Some said the…
    - 3 days ago, 26 May 20, 4:58pm -
  • Todd Han answers a bunch of questions in AMA at Namepros
    Todd Han the founder of Dynadot did an AMA on Namepros over the weekend. Todd has 40 posts in the thread, sometimes answering multiple questions of members in one post. Let’s start with the first thing that comes to mind, why Dynadot? The Durfer as…
    - 4 days ago, 25 May 20, 10:20am -

TLD Investors

  • newVerisign DNIB Q1 2020 (Registrations up 1.2% compared to Q4 2019)

    Verisign DNIB Q1 2020 (Registrations up 1.2% compared to Q4 2019)

    Verisign released their Domain Name Industry Brief for Q1 2020. From the looks of the report it was a good quarter for new gtlds. An increase of 3 million registrations over Q4 2019. NEW GTLD DETAIL Total new gTLDs (ngTLDs) domain name registrations…
    - 14 hours ago, 28 May 20, 9:11pm -
  • newBuyDomains flips GetAdeal.com and sells ZoomSecurity.com

    BuyDomains flips GetAdeal.com and sells ZoomSecurity.com

    BuyDomains made a nice flip on Wednesday with GetAdeal.com selling for $9,999. The domain name was acquired back in 2014 for $2,322.  Oversee Domain Management, LLC was the owner back then. GetADeal.com highest reported sale in years for BuyDomains.…
    - 24 hours ago, 28 May 20, 11:12am -
  • More sales you probably missed (Color +Keyword) edition

    More sales you probably missed (Color +Keyword) edition

    Here is another look at some domain name sales that are not recorded on Namebio. The reason being these were generated from the GoDaddy domain appraisal tool, so more than likely these were sales generated through Afternic or Namefind. When you searc…
    - 2 days ago, 27 May 20, 4:09pm -
  • Long .com names that brought in the money

    Long .com names that brought in the money

    We want short, catchy, memorable! But what about long and sometimes hard to spell? There was a time when exact match domains were very popular. Many exact match domain names were pretty long. Google and EMD’s In 2010 articles started coming out fro…
    - 3 days ago, 26 May 20, 7:00pm -
  • Lifestyle.com auction cancelled

    Lifestyle.com auction cancelled

    On May 22 I wrote about Lifestyle.com getting a bid of 2,000,000 GBP, ($2,436,480). It looked like there was one offer made and the owner pushed to auction. A few hours ago it looks like the auction was cancelled and now there is a minimum offer set…
    - 4 days ago, 25 May 20, 7:38am -
  • 2020 Market Trends with Flippa CEO Blake Hutchison

    2020 Market Trends with Flippa CEO Blake Hutchison

    EbusinessInstitute.com sat down with Blake Hutchison the CEO of Flippa. In the just under 20 minute video they delved into what’s hot and what’s not in 2020. For the month of April 2020, website buyer registration was up 32%. Key takeaway from th…
    - 5 days ago, 24 May 20, 4:36am -
  • Is it time for Domain Aftermarkets to clean house?

    Is it time for Domain Aftermarkets to clean house?

    Since the severity of the Covid-19 pandemic ramped up certain players in the industry have cracked down on covid and corona related domain names. March 26 – DAN (an advertising partner here) tweeted that they would be removing all coronavirus relat…
    - 7 days ago, 22 May 20, 3:27pm -
  • Lifestyle.com has a 2 million pound bid on Sedo

    Lifestyle.com has a 2 million pound bid on Sedo

    Lifestyle.com is at auction on Sedo and a bid was made for 2,000,000 GBP, ($2,436,480). The domain looks like it was pushed to auction, with this bid as it just happened and has 6 days to run. Seems like a risky strategy if it’s a legit bid. You wo…
    - 7 days ago, 22 May 20, 8:41am -
  • Tema.com where does it close this time?

    Tema.com where does it close this time?

    The auction for Tema.com will be closing on Thursday at DropCatch. The domain closed last week at $128,938 but was not paid. The bidding this time around is $27,450. Bidding looks to be between two accounts back and forth. The bidders who ran it up l…
    - 8 days ago, 21 May 20, 5:44am -
  • Some domain investors really just love to burn money

    Some domain investors really just love to burn money

    I actually laughed out loud when I saw the name, because it’s just so stupid to register. I was browsing UDRP decisions on The Forum and came across JakeFromStateFarm.club. .CLUB??? Why? Why would you register that in .club? Like who is going to bu…
    - 9 days ago, 20 May 20, 4:28pm -

Domain Investing

  • newResults from Great Domains Keyword Domain Auction

    Results from Great Domains Keyword Domain Auction

    Sedo’s Great Domains hosted a keyword domain name auction that ended earlier today, and the full list of sales are below. There were 82 domain names that sold in the auction, and the gross revenue was just north of $30,000 USD. The largest sale in…
    - 16 hours ago, 28 May 20, 6:56pm -
  • newMore Companies Buying TLDs Than Domain Portfolios

    More Companies Buying TLDs Than Domain Portfolios

    In 2018, Afilias published a sponsored article on CircleID announcing that the company was looking to buy domain extensions at NamesCon. That was a couple of years ago, and the company is advertising on Domain Incite with a prominent banner that make…
    - 21 hours ago, 28 May 20, 2:32pm -
  • MarkMonitor Publishes New gTLD Quarterly Report for Q1 2020

    MarkMonitor Publishes New gTLD Quarterly Report for Q1 2020

    MarkMonitor is one of the leading brand protection and domain name management companies. The company has many Fortune 500 customers, and it also works with a variety of businesses of all sizes – from startups to major corporations. In its position,…
    - 2 days ago, 27 May 20, 6:06pm -
  • Facebook Gets Novi.com but Not CatchUp.com

    Facebook Gets Novi.com but Not CatchUp.com

    Facebook made a couple of product launch announcements today, and it looks like the company secured one domain name but not the other. Facebook announced that it rebranded its Calibra digital wallet product as Novi. Not only did Facebook manage to ac…
    - 3 days ago, 26 May 20, 4:19pm -
  • Downside of Self-Hosted Landing Page

    Downside of Self-Hosted Landing Page

    I like the idea of operating my own landing pages. For better or worse, I have autonomy over the exact design of my landing pages, and I can test pretty much anything. I can change the colors, I can change the text, I can add or subtract form fields,…
    - 3 days ago, 26 May 20, 3:09pm -

DSAD

  • newDomain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday May 29th, 2020
    The effects of COVID are FAR from over but one thing is plain and simple. If you want to buy something that involves home or outdoor activities good luck. That shit is sold out or weeks behind in shipping. All that money that was going to trips,…
    - 24 mins ago, 29 May 20, 10:44am -
  • newAUCTION RECAP OF MAY 27, 2020
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 26, 2020.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) and…
    - 18 hours ago, 28 May 20, 5:08pm -
  • Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday May 28th, 2020
    One thing I will admit is that Epik is doing a good job. I have never used them but I know they are because people I respect have said good things about the company. I don’t have to like Rob Monster to like the company. I think the world of Bra…
    - 1 day ago, 28 May 20, 10:40am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 26, 2020
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 26, 2020.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) and…
    - 2 days ago, 27 May 20, 3:13pm -
  • Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday May 27th, 2020
    I apologize but not a lot to say today. The heat and humidity in Illinois kicked up, combined with my new marathon training and I got my butt kicked the last few days. It helped and hurt that the nursery set a new record for the month a May and it wa…
    - 2 days ago, 27 May 20, 9:39am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 25, 2020
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 25, 2020.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) and…
    - 3 days ago, 26 May 20, 2:48pm -
  • IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, May 26th
    I thought about taking the boat out yesterday, but then I remembered I never boat on Memorial day. I’m not being superstitious, but no one want’s to break down on the same day of the year twice and have to call 911 again. If you don’t remembe…
    - 3 days ago, 26 May 20, 9:11am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 24, 2020
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 24, 2020.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) and…
    - 4 days ago, 25 May 20, 4:15pm -
  • Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday May 25th, 2020
    I talked about liking Godaddy’s new test landing page when you search for a name and now it looks like its permanent. At least it has been for me. Really gives buyers some options and looks like they all can be purchased directly from Godaddy even…
    - 4 days ago, 25 May 20, 11:05am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 23, 2020
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 23, 2020.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) and…
    - 5 days ago, 24 May 20, 3:22pm -

Domain Gang

  • new#Sedo : Keyword #Domain Auction results topped by VirusCleaner.com at $8100
    The results are in for the first Keyword Domain Auction by Sedo – our kind sponsor. VirusCleaner.com was the top domain sale, at $8,100 dollars. Here’s the list of the domains that ended up being sold, in either USD, EUR, or GBP as noted. Domains…
    - 17 hours ago, 28 May 20, 6:25pm -
  • newNovi.com seller’s web site shows “suspended” notice
    Novi Tec, sellers of the domain Novi.com to Facebook, operate from the domain Novi-Tec.com. For some strange reason, that web site no longer displays the usual content, but a suspension notice instead: Of course, this could be due to a number of issu…
    - 19 hours ago, 28 May 20, 4:09pm -
  • newDirtyfling.com : #Domain was lost via the UDRP process after creative trademark lawyering
    The domain Dirtyfling.com appears to be two generic words, “dirty” and “fling,” but a company called Brentwood Holding Group Inc asserted it infringes on its marks: Complainant claims rights in the FLINGSTER and DIRTYROULETTE trademarks throu…
    - 20 hours ago, 28 May 20, 3:03pm -
  • #Novi domains : Mark Zuckerberg has a message for all #domainers
    Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, often speaks in public, and today he left a message for all domain investors. Keeping his sense of humor intact, Zuck went on Instagram to address the massive number of Novi and Libra domains registered by domainers…
    - 1 day ago, 28 May 20, 2:27am -
  • #Domainer’s car got keyed by dot com fanatics
    Don’t ever go down that fancy neighborhood in Crystal Lakes, Milwaukee, if you drive in a car with a gTLD tag. Dot .com fanatics, apparently, keyed the car of Rob Franzisky, domain investor and supporter of dot .life domains. In fact, Franzisky’s…
    - 2 days ago, 27 May 20, 6:19pm -

Online Domain

  • How is shopping around for a domain going to help you?
    I have this same question for years. How is shopping around for a domain going to help you? Help you get it cheaper that is… I am not talking about different domains. I am talking about this one domain a buyer wants and the seller is accepting offe…
    - 15 days ago, 14 May 20, 4:48pm -
  • Liquid domains report: $7,398,803 in Escrow.com sales
    Giuseppe Graziano from GGRG partnering with Escrow.com and Estibot’s parent company Intelium and ShortNames.com published the 15th edition of the Liquid Domains Overview (LXDO), which focuses on the 614,928 .com domains we call “liquid”. The o…
    - 15 days ago, 14 May 20, 2:21pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 4 domains for $89,776 in April
    Mike Mann reported selling 4 domain names in April for a total of $89,776. Prices started at $14,888 and went up to $30,000. Mike Mann sold 4 .com domains. The average reported domain sales price was $22,444. If you want to further understand Mike Ma…
    - 16 days ago, 13 May 20, 3:53pm -
  • ElectricCar.com domain name sells for 6 figures
    ElectricCar.com Sedo announced today that the domain name ElectricCar.com was sold for a 6-figure price. The seller from Michigan USA has owned the domain name since late 2016 or early 2017. The domain was parked at Sedo and then for sale at Undevelo…
    - 18 days ago, 11 May 20, 2:56pm -
  • Tucows Q1 2020 report: revenue and gross profit growth of 6% and 11%
    Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX, TSX:TC), a provider of network access, domain names and other Internet services, today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. All figures are in U.S. dollars. “The first quarter was a ver…
    - 22 days ago, 7 May 20, 10:52pm -
  • Escrow.com sells $85.85 million worth of domain names in Q1 2020
    Escrow.com has just released today its Domain Investment Index Report for Q1 2020. Here are some key findings from the Escrow.com report: Domains prices grew from last quarter, with rocket growth for 4 character domain names. Transacted domain names…
    - 22 days ago, 7 May 20, 4:06pm -
  • GoDaddy will pay $218 million for Neustar
    GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. GoDaddy announced the price of the registry business of Neustar Inc. acquisition for $218.0 million in cash, with expected closing in the coming mo…
    - 23 days ago, 6 May 20, 9:31pm -
  • 2019 report: Domain market grows – Registrar consolidation increases
    CENTR has published the CENTRstats Global TLD Report Q4/2019 . The report covers the global status and registration trends in all top-level domains (legacy gTLDs, new gTLDs and ccTLDs), with additional focus on the European ccTLD market. Highlights f…
    - 23 days ago, 6 May 20, 4:54pm -
  • I lost 3 done deals in 3 days!
    I was in negotiations to sell 3 domain names to different buyers. I think all buyers were from the US. I reached an agreement with the buyers on all 3 domains but I eventually lost all 3 deals. That was last week. I lost 3 deals for a total of $20k i…
    - 25 days ago, 4 May 20, 3:46pm -
  • LXME rebrands to LMX.com (Liquid Market Exchange)
    LXME, Giuseppe Graziano’s Liquid Domain Market Exchange that launched in September 2018, is rebranding today to LMX.com, which stands for Liquid Market Exchange. “The purpose of LMX is to create a safe environment in which investors are able to t…
    - 28 days ago, 1 May 20, 4:30pm -
  • NamesCon Europe postponed to 2021
    You probably saw this coming, but NamesCon Europe 2020 is postponed to 2021. “Since every country is still fighting the coronavirus, we can’t predict what travel will look like this summer, so we are aiming to prevent last-minute inconvenience an…
    - 28 days ago, 1 May 20, 2:11pm -
  • Breaking: ICANN board withholds consent for a change of control of PIR and .org
    Today, the ICANN Board made the decision to reject the proposed change of control and entity conversion request that Public Interest Registry (PIR) submitted to ICANN. What I find really interesting is that “The entire Board stands by this decision…
    - 28 days ago, 1 May 20, 2:58am -
  • ICANN independence: ICANN’s new excuse for allowing the .org transfer
    An array of useful idiots have started vomiting “rebellious” posts and articles around the web supporting the new excuse that NoEthos publicists invented for ICANN. This new “argument” will be used to allow the .org transfer to proceed. The e…
    - 29 days ago, 30 Apr 20, 2:49pm -
  • What is the point of temporarily waiving domain restoration fees?
    Radix joined Verisign and some other registries in temporarily waiving off the domain name restoration fees. I don’t understand what is the point of temporarily waiving a fee that was totally unnecessary to begin with and almost no one uses anyway.…
    - 30 days ago, 29 Apr 20, 12:39pm -
  • Namesilo’s March 2020 domain name registration report
    Namesilo published its March 2020 domain name registration report. Here are some of the details published:  The post Namesilo’s March 2020 domain name registration report appeared first on OnlineDomain.com.Related Articles:Namesilo publishes m…
    - 31 days ago, 28 Apr 20, 3:14pm -
  • CentralNic 2019 report: revenue up 95% to USD 109.2m
    CentralNic Group PLC (AIM: CNIC) announced its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2019. Ben Crawford, CEO of CentralNic, commented: “I am delighted to report CentralNic Group enjoyed another record year in 2019, with 61% year-on-year gr…
    - 32 days ago, 27 Apr 20, 5:19pm -
  • Verisign Q1 2020 reports an operating margin of 66%
    VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported financial results for the first quarter of 2020. Verisign had an operating margin of 66%. I guess that is not enough for Verisign or the corrupted ICANN so they will suck a few more billions out all registrants…
    - 35 days ago, 24 Apr 20, 3:17pm -
  • Most abused domain extensions and registrars (Spamhaus Botnet Threats)
    Spamhaus released its botnet threat update for Q1 2020. Among other botnet related details, Spamhaus announced the most abused domain extensions and domain registrars associated with botnets. Here is what the Spamhaus wrote: Most abused top-level dom…
    - 36 days ago, 23 Apr 20, 5:06pm -
  • Donuts migrates backend operations to Amazon Web Services
    Donuts Inc. has announced its migration of backend operations to the cloud. Donuts’ registry now operates on Amazon Web Services and is probably the first major registry backend operator to migrate an existing on-premises backend to the cloud. Donu…
    - 37 days ago, 22 Apr 20, 5:05pm -
  • Google ignores many businesses and gives them ZERO ad credits
    In early April Google made an announcement that it will be helping small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) stay in touch with their customers during this challenging time with the coronavirus and covid-19 by giving them free ad credits on Google Ads…
    - 38 days ago, 21 Apr 20, 4:45pm -
  • ICANN was ready to approve the .org transfer
    ICANN was ready to approve the .org transfer on April 16 but the California Attorney General ruined their party. ICANN, ISOC, PIR and NoEthos Capital were very close to getting their corrupted plan completed but at the last minute California Attorney…
    - 39 days ago, 20 Apr 20, 5:37pm -
  • Donuts sells my.life for $175,000
    Donuts announced today that it sold the domain name my.life for $175,000. The domain was purchased on March 31, 2020. Donuts is the registry of more than 200 domain name extensions and the domain name my.life was one of its platinum domain names that…
    - 42 days ago, 17 Apr 20, 5:34pm -
  • California Attorney General slams ICANN, ISOC and PIR (CAG urges ICANN to reject .ORG transfer)
    California Attorney General sent a letter on April 15th urging ICANN to reject the transfer of control over the .ORG registry to Ethos Capital. In his letter the California Attorney General slams ICANN, ISOC and PIR repeatedly. “As discussed below,…
    - 42 days ago, 17 Apr 20, 12:13am -
  • Sometimes it is hard to believe it!
    Sometimes I get so blindsided by an email that I don’t even know where to begin writing a post. I got an email through the contact form on this blog from a guy in the US asking me to evaluate 6 of his domains. “It probably should only take you ab…
    - 45 days ago, 14 Apr 20, 6:27pm -
  • ICANN 68 will also be held as a remote public meeting
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), probably the most corrupted organization on planet earth, announced that its ICANN68 Policy Forum, which was to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will now be held via remote participat…
    - 49 days ago, 10 Apr 20, 5:43pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 2 domains for $69,776 in March
    Mike Mann reported selling 2 domain names in March for a total of $69,776. Prices started at $19,888 and went up to $49,888. Mike Mann sold 2 .com domains. The average reported domain sales price was $34,888. If you want to further understand Mike Ma…
    - 50 days ago, 9 Apr 20, 4:39pm -
  • WIPO 2019 report: 3,693 UDRP cases covering 6,298 domain names
    Trademark owners filed a record 3,693 cases under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center in 2019. WIPO’s 2019 caseload covered 6,298 domain names in total. The Center held a major Oct…
    - 52 days ago, 7 Apr 20, 6:40pm -
  • GoDaddy acquires Neustar’s registry business
    Goodbye Neustar! Hello GoDaddy Registry! GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), today announced it is acquiring Neustar Inc’s Registry business. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. The deal is expected to close in Q2 2020. The Neustar Regi…
    - 53 days ago, 6 Apr 20, 10:49pm -
  • Neustar will continue running the .CO domain registry
    The Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies (MinTIC) of Colombia announced as the winner of the tender for the operation and administration of the .co country code top level domain (.co ccTLD) to .CO Internet SAS. .CO Internet SAS is o…
    - 53 days ago, 6 Apr 20, 5:02pm -
  • ISOC Ireland: “Ethos does not seem to understand or care about the .ORG community.”
    The Internet Society (ISOC) Ireland send a letter to ICANN on March 31, 2020 saying that “Ethos does not seem to understand or care about the .ORG community.”. This is one of many ISOC chapters from all over the world expressing their opposition…
    - 53 days ago, 6 Apr 20, 2:09pm -
  • Thanks for nothing: Verisign waives the domain name restore fee!
    Last week, Verisign promised to not raise the .com prices (even though ICANN had not YET granted Verisign the permission to steal millions of dollars from the global economy by allowing 7% price increases for the next 4 years)  to “support” peop…
    - 57 days ago, 2 Apr 20, 2:04pm -
  • .Club 2019 premium sales report
    Since its launch .CLUB  has earned total premium name revenue of $7.7 million USD. .CLUB is close to its sixth year of operation. They created 3 major programs and products to assist end-users to have easy access to .CLUB premium names. Here is how…
    - 58 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 6:05pm -
  • Pay your fucking bills!
    I see a lot of people lately that are looking for an excuse to not pay their bills on time. (or ever?) And I am not talking about people that have lost their jobs or income due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yes, there are a lot of people that have or…
    - 60 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 5:49pm -
  • Efty stats: inquiries are down, traffic is up!
    Efty decided to share some important stats around the impact the coronavirus outbreak has on domain name inquiries and traffic across its platform. “The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is having a profound and serious impact on the global econom…
    - 63 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 4:01pm -
  • Shop.app sold for $200,000 (bought on the 1st day of .app EAP)
    The domain name Shop.app sold for $200,000 at Sedo and it was not a registry sale. The seller was from California and the domain was brokered by Yiming Yang. The domain name is pending transfer out of GoDaddy that it is currently registered. Shop.app…
    - 63 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 4:08am -
  • Adjusting your business to overcome the Coronavirus pandemic
    The Coronavirus pandemic has affected almost everyone in the world one way or another. A friend send me an email telling he is in self-quarantine, he can’t practice his main profession and is using this time to adjust his domain name pricing. I am…
    - 64 days ago, 26 Mar 20, 5:12pm -
  • DAN removes all Corona Virus related domains
    DAN.com announced that starting today it will be removing all Corona Virus related domains from its marketplace. I mostly support the decision but I just think that the justification shouldn’t have been price related. It doesn’t matter whether th…
    - 64 days ago, 26 Mar 20, 2:41pm -
  • Verisign promises not to raise .com and .net prices this year
    Verisign said today that it “promises” not to raise .com and .net prices this year, although ICANN has not approved (yet?) the .com price increases. (7% in each of the next 4 years) Verisign said will freeze registry prices for all of its Top-Lev…
    - 65 days ago, 25 Mar 20, 3:17pm -
  • New York Attorney General investigating coronavirus-related domains
    The Office of the New York Attorney General (NYAG) is investigating the registration and use of coronavirus-related domains for the purposes of deceptive advertising, phishing schemes and malware dissemination. These activities may violate a number o…
    - 66 days ago, 24 Mar 20, 5:36pm -
  • Fake websites selling coronavirus masks are scamming organizations
    The Coronavirus pandemic has given rise to a cottage industry of scam artists looking to prey on people’s fears. Fake websites selling coronavirus masks are scamming organizations out of millions. An investigation by Escrow.com has found a surge of…
    - 67 days ago, 23 Mar 20, 3:42pm -
  • Google launches Coronavirus website and expands COVID-19 search experience
    Since the beginning of the year, search interest in COVID-19 has continued to climb around the world. Right now the disease is the largest topic people are looking for globally, surpassing even some of the most common and consistent queries we see in…
    - 69 days ago, 21 Mar 20, 12:28pm -
  • Alarming Coronavirus messages in domain inquiries
    I have put up a contact form on a lot of my domains and I get quite a few odd requests on a variety of subjects instead of valid domain name inquiries. Most of the time it is people that get the wrong website and don’t understand what the contact f…
    - 70 days ago, 20 Mar 20, 6:04pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 8 domains for $286,564 in February (CoronaCare .com, Ready .org)
    Mike Mann reported selling 8 domain names in February for a total of $286,564. Prices started at $2,288 and went up to $169,888. Mike Mann sold 7 .com domains and 1 .org domain. The average reported domain sales price was $35,821. If you want to furt…
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  • CentralNic announces Team Internet had $74m in revenue
    CentralNic Group plc (AIM: CNIC) announced an update on the FY2019 performance of its latest acquisition, Team Internet AG, Germany (“Team Internet”). As reported by Matomy Media Group Ltd. (“Matomy Media”) as part of their audited annual rep…
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  • PIR agrees to ICANN decision extension
    PIR agrees to give ICANN an extension for deciding whether to accept or deny the transfer of the .org extension. Meanwhile “No Ethos Capital” tries to strengthen the PIC and .ORG Stewardship Council. See the PIR announcement today: PIR has engage…
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Domain Incite

  • World’s youngest country launches its Nazi-risk TLD next week

    World’s youngest country launches its Nazi-risk TLD next week

    South Sudan is gearing up to launch its controversial top-level domain, .ss, on Monday. It’s being run by the National Communication Authority for the country, which was founded in 2011 after its split from Sudan and is the world’s youngest natio…
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  • Is ICANN chickening out of Whois access role?

    Is ICANN chickening out of Whois access role?

    As talks over a centralized system for Whois access enter their eleventh hour, confusion has been sown over whether ICANN still wants to play ball. The ICANN working group tasked with creating a “unified access model” for Whois data, currently re…
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  • Irony alert! Data protection agency complains it can’t get access to private Whois data

    Irony alert! Data protection agency complains it can’t get access to private Whois data

    A European data protection authority has complained to ICANN after a registrar refused to hand over one of its customers’ private Whois records, citing the GDPR data protection regulation, according to ICANN. Compounding the irony, the DPA wanted t…
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  • ICANN dissenter explains why she wanted .org sale approved

    ICANN dissenter explains why she wanted .org sale approved

    ICANN has finally published the dissenting statement made by one of its directors following the vote to deny Ethos Capital the right to acquire Public Interest Registry from the Internet Society. Avri Doria was one of only two directors to vote again…
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  • CSC removes reference to “retiring” new gTLD domain after retiring new gTLD domain

    CSC removes reference to “retiring” new gTLD domain after retiring new gTLD domain

    The corporate registrar and new gTLD management consultant CSC Global has ditched a new gTLD domain in favor of a .com, but edited its announcement after the poor optics became clear. In a brief blog post this week, the company wrote: We’re retirin…
    - 7 days ago, 22 May 20, 10:20am -
  • Google launches .meet gTLD after Meet service goes free during lockdown

    Google launches .meet gTLD after Meet service goes free during lockdown

    Google Registry is to launch its .meet gTLD next week with a sunrise period for trademark owners, but, perhaps controversially, it intends to keep the rest of the domains for itself. It is expected that the company plans to use .meet domains in its G…
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  • Aussie ccTLD surges under coronavirus lockdown

    Aussie ccTLD surges under coronavirus lockdown

    Australia’s .au ccTLD may have been in decline recently, but it saw a surge in new domain registrations during its coronavirus lockdown, according to registry stats. auDA said that 48,754 new .au domains were registered in April, a more than 23% in…
    - 11 days ago, 18 May 20, 10:48am -
  • Spring Break redux! ICANN picks Cancun for 2023 meeting

    Spring Break redux! ICANN picks Cancun for 2023 meeting

    Having had its plans for a public meeting in Cancun, Mexico concurrent with Spring Break nixed by the nasty coronavirus this March, ICANN has decided to try again not once but twice. Not only is it planning to hold its Community Forum there next year…
    - 16 days ago, 13 May 20, 4:27pm -
  • ICANN’s .org decision was NOT unanimous, and it was made in secret

    ICANN’s .org decision was NOT unanimous, and it was made in secret

    When ICANN announced its decision to deny Public Interest Registry’s request to be acquired by Ethos Capital at the end of April, I felt a little foolish. I’d confidently predicted just days earlier that the decision by the board would not be una…
    - 16 days ago, 13 May 20, 4:16pm -
  • Donuts kicks down .place fences after attempt at innovation

    Donuts kicks down .place fences after attempt at innovation

    Donuts has made its temporarily restricted gTLD .place unrestricted once again, two years after announcing it would be taking a stab at some technological innovation. .place has been under lockdown for two years as Donuts planned to use it in “geof…
    - 16 days ago, 13 May 20, 3:25pm -

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