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  • newJoin me at NamesCon today

    Join me at NamesCon today

    I’m taking part in two sessions today. NamesCon.online starts today, and I’m taking part in two sessions this morning. First, at 7:55 am PDT, I’ll join Soeren von Varchmin for the opening session, where I’ll talk a bit about the current domai…
    - 7 mins ago, 22 Sep 21, 2:52pm -
  • newEnd user domain name sales up to $70,000

    End user domain name sales up to $70,000

    NFT and blockchain companies drive several domain sales this week. Sedo’s top sale this week was Fume.com for $160,000. It’s under Whois proxy and doesn’t resolve to an active website yet, so we’ll have to see who bought it. But Sedo had many…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Sep 21, 1:11pm -
  • newFlippa raises $11 million Series A

    Flippa raises $11 million Series A

    An old name in the domain name business gets a big cash infusion. Website marketplace Flippa has raised an $11 million Series A round over a decade after it was founded. Flippa lets people buy and sell online businesses, and was doing it since before…
    - 20 hours ago, 21 Sep 21, 6:33pm -
  • Domaining.com owner wins RDNH in cybersquatting dispute

    Domaining.com owner wins RDNH in cybersquatting dispute

    Francois Carrillo successfully defended his valuable nuro.com domain with help of attorney John Berryhill. Francois Carrillo, owner of the popular domain news aggregator Domaining.com, has successfully defended (pdf) his domain name nuro.com in a UDR…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Sep 21, 2:28pm -
  • Takeaways from the Epik hack call

    Takeaways from the Epik hack call

    A call that starts with a discussion about the Epik hack covers lots of ground and sometimes goes off the rails. Here are some of my takeaways. On Thursday, September 16, Epik CEO Rob Monster held a live meeting on his platform PrayerMeeting.com in t…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Sep 21, 1:23pm -

The Domains

  • newSedo weekly domain name sales led by Fume.com
    Sedo released their weekly domain name sales and Fume.com led the way at $160,000. Collecting.com was second at $70,000 and eHab.com was third at $49,999. 40 .com sales 19 cctld sales 5 other tld sales Top 3 highlights of public SedoMLS sales are:  …
    - 22 hours ago, 21 Sep 21, 4:40pm -
  • Flippa raises $11m Series A in its first venture-backed round
    TechCrunch reported that Flippa has raised a chunk of money in their first ever venture backed round. From the article: Flippa announced its first venture-backed round, an $11 million Series A, as it sees over 600,000 monthly searches from investors…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Sep 21, 4:07am -
  • Epik issues an update on recent data intrusion
    The story of the past few days has been the data breach at Epik. The Namepros thread has been the most popular thread on the forum. A lot of content, and Namepros top IT expert @Paul has done a great job adding commentary. Epik issued a new email tod…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Sep 21, 7:36pm -
  • NameJet/Snapnames July and August sales led by BestShop.com
    NameJet and Snapnames released two months of sales data. July and August. July Highlights: Top NameJet Sale:  Turret.com – $38,000 Top SnapNames Sale:  KJS.com – $36,668. NameJet had 5 sales over $10K each worth $104.5K SnapNames had 7 sales ov…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Sep 21, 7:32pm -
  • Sedo weekly domain name sales led by Homesome.com
    Sedo released their weekly domain name sales and Homesome.com led the way at $59,999. Portfolio.io was second at $35,000 and Flip.xyz was third at $27,888. 31 .com sales 24 cctld sales 10 other tld sales Top 3 highlights of public SedoMLS sales are:…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Sep 21, 4:57pm -

TLD Investors

  • Guild.xyz buyer revealed

    Guild.xyz buyer revealed

    Guild.xyz sold for $19,888 one of many sales reported last week by Swetha of DNGear.com. The website is now up with a coming soon but there is a peek into the project on Twitter. A place for Web3 guilds We’ve built a no code tool to stack condition…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Sep 21, 3:35am -
  • Graceful.io, Skaters.com, Nippy.com headline a busy Saturday

    Graceful.io, Skaters.com, Nippy.com headline a busy Saturday

    It was a busy Saturday with a handful of 5 figure sales. NamePull got a great price imo for Graceful.io $30,299. That does not seem like the normal tech related or one word name that brings in the big dollars in the .io domain space. Well done. Skate…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Sep 21, 4:54am -
  • Flip.xyz buyer revealed

    Flip.xyz buyer revealed

    Swetha from DNGear.com sold Flip.xyz last week for $27,888. Her highest sale in .xyz at the time. She smashed that today with Quest.xyz. Flip now has a website up today. Introducing Flip Decentralizing finance democratizes finance, and open systems a…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Sep 21, 9:30pm -
  • The Queen of .xyz just keeps breaking her own record Quest.xyz new high mark

    The Queen of .xyz just keeps breaking her own record Quest.xyz new high mark

    Another week and another high mark for the Queen of .xyz. After hitting a new high with Flip.xyz last week she crushed it with Quest.xyz at $69,888. 6 sales in total today. quest.xyz 69,888 USD 2021-09-16 DNGear.com optics.xyz 19,888 USD 2021-09-16 D…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Sep 21, 5:21pm -
  • Calendso is rebranding to Cal.com

    Calendso is rebranding to Cal.com

    Calendso has upgraded their domain name and company name to Cal.com. The company which is building Scheduling infrastructure for absolutely everyone. From their blog: On this day, 5 months after the first initial launch on Product Hunt, Calendso is r…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Sep 21, 1:32am -
  • Another big ETH related domain sale – Eth.Club $200,000

    Another big ETH related domain sale – Eth.Club $200,000

    There is something about that ETH keyword. Another big sale registered on Tuesday as Domaincracy sold Eth.club for $200,000. Ethereum the blockchain platform has its own cryptocurrency, called Ether with the symbol of (ETH). These three letters have…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Sep 21, 4:19am -
  • BDC.com closes at $92,000

    BDC.com closes at $92,000

    BDC.com closed at $92,000 after expiring at Enom. Originally owned by BDC Financial, Inc., a private equity investment business based in Boston, MA. On June 1, 2004, Bear Stearns Asset Management Inc. (BSAM), a separate and wholly-owned subsiduary of…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Sep 21, 9:25pm -
  • DAN rolls out improvements on Checkout, SEO and more

    DAN rolls out improvements on Checkout, SEO and more

    DAN gave an update on new features and improvements. 7 items were mentioned in total. Number 7 For sale page SEO improvements. Our average load time has decreased to 610 milliseconds. Indexing of Dan hosted for sale pages has improved as well due to…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Sep 21, 7:30pm -
  • $50K Buyer of NFT3.com revealed

    $50K Buyer of NFT3.com revealed

    Back in June I wrote about NFT3.com selling for $50,000 at Sedo. The domain name was registered in 2017 and dropped after one year. It was then registered in 2019 and dropped after one year. Third time was the charm after two Chinese registrants allo…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Sep 21, 5:36am -
  • RocketHub former crowdfunding platform sees domain expire with a solid link profile

    RocketHub former crowdfunding platform sees domain expire with a solid link profile

    RocketHub was an online crowdfunding platform launched in 2010, according to Wikipedia they were the first crowdfunding platform to partner with network television. On April 15, 2015, RocketHub was acquired by EFactor Group, an online resource center…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Sep 21, 4:19am -

Domain Investing

  • newBrandForce Sells Floor.com for $3,144,000

    BrandForce Sells Floor.com for $3,144,000

    I just learned about the third largest publicly reported domain name sale of 2021. According to an email I received from BrandForce Co-Founder & Vice President Louis Pickthall, BrandForce sold the Floor.com domain name for $3,144,000. Louis and Senio…
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Sep 21, 1:36pm -
  • BetU.com Sold for $180k via Squadhelp

    BetU.com Sold for $180k via Squadhelp

    Earlier this morning, James Booth announced that he sold BetU.com for $180,000. The domain name was sold via Squadhelp, a domain name sales platform that helps businesses select a brand name. The deal was announced on Twitter: Just sold – https://t…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Sep 21, 2:54pm -
  • Epik Email: “Update and Options for Affected Epik Users”

    Epik Email: “Update and Options for Affected Epik Users”

    Yesterday afternoon, the Have I Been Pwned? platform added the Epik data breach to its database. In doing so, it announced that more than 15 million email addresses were contained in the data, along with other information like addresses and phone num…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Sep 21, 8:26pm -
  • ICA to Host Mock UDRP Hearing at NamesCon

    ICA to Host Mock UDRP Hearing at NamesCon

    The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) will be hosting a unique session at NamesCon this week. The ICA teamed up with the International Trademark Association’s Lori Schulman to host a mock UDRP hearing. This session will offer insight about the UD…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Sep 21, 5:26pm -
  • I Typically Give 3 Days to Pay

    I Typically Give 3 Days to Pay

    I had a deal fall through on GoDaddy this week. To keep it short, a prospective buyer made an offer to buy a domain name via GoDaddy, and I accepted the offer. The domain name was listed for sale on Afternic, and the offer was above the minimum offer…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Sep 21, 3:42pm -

DSAD

  • newShane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021
    Because of all the ways people can steal your crypto and NFTs I decided to move a lot of my stuff onto a hard wallet. I am going to say its one of the most anxious things I have ever done. Not many things you do that if you do it wrong you lose i…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Sep 21, 10:45am -
  • newAUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 20, 2021
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on September 20, 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 nam…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Sep 21, 4:07pm -
  • IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, September 21st
    Main List       NameJet          Flippa/Sedo   LLLL.com’s       LLL, CCC, 5L       Other LLLL’sShort Brandables         Numbers       One Worders    Vape, Vegan, VRSnap Names/Dropcatch         NamePros …
    - 1 day ago, 21 Sep 21, 8:06am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 19, 2021
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on September 19, 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 nam…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Sep 21, 3:35pm -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 18, 2021
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on September 18, 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 nam…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Sep 21, 3:30pm -
  • Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday, September 20th, 2021
    I have written about my dislike for Rob Monster over the years and once again he’s popped back into the headlines for a negative reason. Epik was recently hacked DESPITE being told by Security Researcher Corben Leo that Epik had a security vulner…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Sep 21, 10:45am -
  • Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday, September 19th, 2021
    I was looking to buy some land with a friend in our county. It’s a nice piece of property with about 100 acres. It had a great house that my friend wanted to buy, some farmland that I would take, and then a big section of timber that a neighbor…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Sep 21, 10:30am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 17, 2021
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on September 17, 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 nam…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Sep 21, 3:42pm -
  • IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, September 18th
    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, 18 Sep 21, 10:21am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 16, 2021
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on September 16, 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 nam…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Sep 21, 1:28pm -

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

  • Epik hack update (plus a video)
    According to what I have read and seen the Epik data leak includes credit card numbers, registered names, whois data, whois privacy data, usernames, emails, passwords, failed password attempts, auth codes, etc. Pretty much EVERYTHING a registrar stor…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Sep 21, 12:26pm -
  • Epik was hacked
    Yes, it appears that the registrar Epik was hacked by a group called Anonymous. Yes, there was a website at epikfail.win with the info you can see below. (Website is now down.) Yes, there are a couple of torrents with all the hacked data and thousand…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Sep 21, 9:34pm -
  • DAN announces new features including unique and customized sales landers
    DAN announced today many new features including the ability to set a unique and customized for sale page per domain and improvements to the SSL generation system. DAN shares below a brief description of the top items deployed by its team: 1: Set a un…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Sep 21, 3:51pm -
  • GoDaddy appraisals display comparable domain sales from 2004 (!!!)
    I got an inquiry yesterday for one of my .com domain names. I asked the buyer to submit at a 5-figure offer and then I received a $3,500 USD offer. When I politely declined the offer the buyer said: “If you change your mind and want to do something…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Sep 21, 3:48pm -
  • Donuts domain trend report: August 2021
    This is a great report provided by Donuts 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 New gTLD Domains Registe…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Sep 21, 10:28pm -
  • .FR celebrates its 35th anniversary
    .FR, the French top level domain operated by Afnic celebrates its 35th anniversary and continues its growth, which has allowed it to increase by 7% in 2020. The result of 35 years of technical excellence, .fr shines today for the trust it inspires, i…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Sep 21, 7:05am -
  • Q2 2021 closed with 367.3 million domain registrations (down 2.8 million year over year)
    VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) today announced that the second quarter of 2021 closed with 367.3 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 3.8 million domain name registrations, or 1.0%, compared to the firs…
    - 20 days ago, 2 Sep 21, 10:20pm -
  • DomainsBot: Domain search behavior in relationship to the availability of .com
    DomainsBot did some research on “Domain search behavior in relationship to the availability of .com“. Emiliano Pasqualetti, CEO and Chief Data Scientist and Daniel Ruzzini Mejia, CO-Founder and CSO analyzed anonymized data from the DomainsBot Nam…
    - 20 days ago, 2 Sep 21, 4:32pm -
  • Radix reports 43% growth in premium registrations in H1 2021
    Radix reported its bi-annual premium report for the first half of 2021. This report gives a full overview of the premium domain sales across the Radix nTLD portfolio from 1st January 2020 till 30th June 2021. While premium registrations and revenue h…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Sep 21, 4:40pm -
  • Domain name portfolio audit (in 8 steps)
    This would be a good time to do a much needed domain name portfolio audit. As most of you know today is the last day to renew your .com domains before Verisign increases the wholesale price tomorrow. Verisign will increase the annual registry-level w…
    - 22 days ago, 31 Aug 21, 3:52pm -
  • NameSilo cancels the sale of the company
    NameSilo Technologies Corp. announced that further to its news release dated December 1, 2020, the Company has elected to cancel the sale of NameSilo, LLC and has issued a notice of termination to WGH Holdings B.V. (the prospective buyer). Paul Andre…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Aug 21, 11:27pm -
  • Efty announces more Dan.com integrations
    Doron Vermaat announced today a couple of new features that further integrate Dan.com into Efty. Installments and lease-to-own: The most requested feature by far was for domain financing, a solution that allows buyers to pay for your domains over tim…
    - 28 days ago, 25 Aug 21, 4:19pm -
  • ICA launches weekly UDRP case summary digest
    The Internet Commerce Association announced that, commencing August 23, 2021, the ICA will be offering a free weekly UDRP Case Summary Digest by email. UDRP cases of note will be summarized weekly and sent out every Monday, beginning today. The ICA b…
    - 29 days ago, 24 Aug 21, 3:53pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 2 domains for $28,000 in July
    Mike Mann reported 2 of his domain name sales in July 2021 for a total of $28,000. Reported prices started at $13,000 and went up to $15,000. Mike sold 2 .com domains. The average reported domain sales price was $14,000. If you want to further unders…
    - 41 days ago, 12 Aug 21, 5:26pm -
  • Bodis previews new domain sales landers
    Matt Wegrzyn, Founder & CEO of Bodis, presented the new domain sales landers: We have a lot of new updates to share with you over the next few weeks! Most of these updates are primarily focused around monetization and how we will be able to improve y…
    - 42 days ago, 11 Aug 21, 3:02pm -
  • ICA business intelligence briefing on ICANN’s second round of New gTLDs
    ICA hosted a panel of new gTLD experts who shared their expertise and predictions for the next round of the new gTLD application process in a webinar earlier this week. “Are you curious about applying and operating a new generic Top-Level Domain (g…
    - 43 days ago, 10 Aug 21, 4:28pm -
  • Tucows Q2 2021 results: revenue drops because of Ting Mobile sale
    Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX, TSX:TC) Domain Name Services and other Internet services, today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021. All figures are in U.S. dollars. Note on the Financial Impact of Tucows’ Sale of Tin…
    - 44 days ago, 9 Aug 21, 5:11pm -
  • Donuts domain trend report: July 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 July 202…
    - 47 days ago, 6 Aug 21, 7:24pm -
  • GoDaddy Q2 2021 results: revenue up 15.5%, domain revenue up 18.2%
    GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021. “We’re pleased with the strong quarter, and we’re even more excited about the incredible journey we see ahead for GoDaddy,” said GoDaddy CE…
    - 49 days ago, 4 Aug 21, 10:41pm -
  • 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…
    - 54 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…
    - 56 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…
    - 57 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…
    - 57 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…
    - 57 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…
    - 58 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…
    - 63 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…
    - 64 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”)…
    - 68 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…
    - 69 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…
    - 70 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…
    - 71 days ago, 13 Jul 21, 10:12pm -
  • Liquid market report Q2 2021: $17.6M in Escrow.com Sales
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