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  • newMaserati.gone: car company cancels five top level domains

    Maserati.gone: car company cancels five top level domains

    Car company says goodbye to .fiat, .maserati and other dot-brand domain names. Car company Stellantis has informed ICANN that it’s terminating contracts to run five top level domains. The automaker notified ICANN last month that it wishes to cancel…
    - 16 hours ago, 27 Jan 23, 10:09pm -
  • newAustralian homebuilder tries reverse domain name hijacking

    Australian homebuilder tries reverse domain name hijacking

    Second level .au domain battle probably led to this dispute over a third level domain. Homebuilder.com.au IP Pty Ltd tried to reverse domain name hijack homebuilder.net.au, a World Intellectual Property Organization panel has determined (pdf). This a…
    - 21 hours ago, 27 Jan 23, 4:43pm -
  • Domain Capital defends ColombianCoffee.com in UDRP

    Domain Capital defends ColombianCoffee.com in UDRP

    Panel notes the descriptive nature of the domain names and legitimacy of owning descriptive terms as an investment. Domain Capital has successfully defended (pdf) the domain name colombiancoffee.com in a UDRP. Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Col…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jan 23, 4:15pm -
  • Recent SEO Domain Sales Explained

    Recent SEO Domain Sales Explained

    Want to know why these domains sold for so much? To help fill in some of the gaps you may find yourself facing when looking at the “domains that sold at auction” recently, where you see some absolutely garbage-looking domain names selling for an…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jan 23, 2:16pm -
  • 12 recent end user domain name sales

    12 recent end user domain name sales

    A deck installer, a screenshot software app, and a generator company bought domain names. Sedo’s top public sale this past week was normal.es for $65,000. A SafeNames client bought this domain, but I’m not sure who the end buyer is. Someone got a…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jan 23, 6:27pm -

The Domains

  • newWhat is a fair sales commission rate?
    I am sure just about everyone is familiar with the sales commission changes coming across all GoDaddy properties, (GoDaddy.com, Afternic, DAN.com and Uniregistry). For those not familiar, To simplify commissions, effective Feb. 1, 2023, each marketpl…
    - 20 hours ago, 27 Jan 23, 6:19pm -
  • newTXT.com sells for $300K
    Namebio tweeted out that TXT.com sold for $300,000. The domain name was brokered by Bassir.io. The domain name was registered way back in 1990. Interestingly it sold for the same price as Text.com back in 2007 at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Congrats to the seller…
    - 24 hours ago, 27 Jan 23, 2:07pm -
  • Sedo weekly domain name sales led by Normal.es
    Sedo released their weekly domain name sales and Normal.es led the way at $65,000. Ameriabank.com was second at $35,000 and CoinStation.com was third at $29,330. You look at the list and you see some great prices for names that most would consider a…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jan 23, 4:27pm -
  • GetRoman.com or Ro.co?
    I have written about Roman before, the digital health clinic for men. For years they have been advertising on television using GetRoman.com, they do own Roman.co but it forwarded to GetRoman.com. Roman.com is a developed website with the company runn…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Jan 23, 4:49pm -
  • NameJet/SnapNames December 2022 sales led by JVZ.com
    americanpainsociety.org Namejet Expiring $12,701   psy.co Namejet Expiry $9,090   delio.com Namejet Expiry $8,020   wizard.org Namejet Expiring $6,138   nanosecond.com Namejet Expiring $6,123   aboutdarwin.com Namejet Expiring $5,850   oakinv.c…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Jan 23, 5:43pm -

TLD Investors

  • newA look at GoDaddy reported sales data 2022 vs 2021

    A look at GoDaddy reported sales data 2022 vs 2021

    When you decide to look at the macro picture of recorded domain name sales on Namebio, GoDaddy has far more sales recorded than any other venue. These are mostly wholesale prices based off expired auctions. Now what’s interesting is that for a part…
    - 20 hours ago, 27 Jan 23, 5:46pm -
  • What a difference a decade makes for PartyPooper.com

    What a difference a decade makes for PartyPooper.com

    Back in 2013 PartyPooper.com went for just $305 at NameJet. What a difference a decade makes. The domain name expired and closed at GoDaddy auctions on Wednesday at $5,877. There is a developed website at Party-Pooper.com a Utah based waste managemen…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jan 23, 10:33am -
  • $69,888 buyer of Conduit.xyz revealed

    $69,888 buyer of Conduit.xyz revealed

    Back in December of last year, Swetha posted an impressive sale. Conduit.xyz sold for $69,888. At the time I mentioned the name was first owned by a William Waltz and Conduit, Inc. Then Swetha owned it and she let it drop only to reacquire it. The do…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jan 23, 8:51am -
  • Pharmacia.com left to drop by Pfizer closes at $18k

    Pharmacia.com left to drop by Pfizer closes at $18k

    Pharmacia was a Swedish pharma and biotech company that merged with Upjohn back in the mid nineties. According to Wikipedia, The company is named after the Greek word φαρμακεία, transliterated pharmakeia, which means ‘sorcery’. In 2002 P…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jan 23, 1:36am -
  • Braden Pollock sells StoneAge.com for $120,200

    Braden Pollock sells StoneAge.com for $120,200

    Braden Pollock cranked another one out of the park with a $120,200 sale of StoneAge.com. Registered in 1995 with one prior drop. According to DotDB.com StoneAge is registered in 104 extensions. StoneAge.net redirects to CarnegieStone.com. The .org an…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Jan 23, 4:20pm -
  • An analysis of European online shops and their domain names

    An analysis of European online shops and their domain names

    Simone over at InternetX.com (an advertiser here) took a deep dive into the European ecommerce market. Analyzing domain choices around the continent. The importance of domains for online shops Domain names play a crucial role in creating and developi…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Jan 23, 4:01pm -
  • Sports.gg buyer has very ambitious plans

    Sports.gg buyer has very ambitious plans

    Back on Halloween of last year, Logan Flatt and his Media Code LLC posted the highest reported .gg domain name sale of all time. Sports.gg sold for $96,000. Flatt told Andrew over at DNW.com that he acquired the domain name for less than $1K on DNWE.…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Jan 23, 7:34am -
  • Squadhelp updates commission terms

    Squadhelp updates commission terms

    GoDaddy is streamlining commissions across all their properties. That news certainly riled up many investors as Namepros has a very long thread with many members chiming in. Squadhelp announced a change to their commissions that sell through Afternic…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Jan 23, 11:53pm -
  • GoDaddy was busy with 3Character and 4 Character names on Saturday. H33.com tops the list at $19,500 it sold for $9,200 in 2015

    GoDaddy was busy with 3Character and 4 Character names on Saturday. H33.com tops the list at $19,500 it sold for $9,200 in 2015

    Quite a lot of action in the mixed letters and numbers genre on Saturday. From the classic LNN to the same LLNN, GoDaddy did well. H33.com was the high close at $19,500. H33.com previously sold for $9,2000 back at Sedo in 2015. Kind of will that the…
    - 13 days ago, 15 Jan 23, 7:32am -
  • Sedo Most Searched keywords for December 2022

    Sedo Most Searched keywords for December 2022

    Sedo most searched keywords for December 2022 saw SkinCycling at the top. It was the first month in a long time without NFT in the top 10. Shop which was first in November was in second place. Familiar keywords to the top 10, bet, crypto and casino w…
    - 16 days ago, 13 Jan 23, 1:30am -

Domain Investing

  • Taking a Blog Break

    Taking a Blog Break

    I have been writing articles on my blog since 2007. I have been fortunate to have the advertising support of many domain industry companies over the years, and I appreciate that. By accepting advertising revenue, I have felt obligated to publish arti…
    - 29 days ago, 30 Dec 22, 3:35pm -
  • Some Thoughts About 2023

    Some Thoughts About 2023

    As the year winds down, I have been thinking about what to expect for the upcoming year. I am hopeful that it will be a good year, but I would not be surprised if the business of domain investing is more challenging than the past several years. It se…
    - 30 days ago, 29 Dec 22, 3:34pm -
  • How I Am Preparing for the New Year

    How I Am Preparing for the New Year

    Less than a week remains in 2022. This is generally a quiet week in terms of domain name sales, so I tend to spend my working time on some end of year tasks. Here’s what I am working on this week… Throughout the past year, I have won many domain…
    - 32 days ago, 27 Dec 22, 3:26pm -
  • Squadhelp Introduces AI Business Name Generator

    Squadhelp Introduces AI Business Name Generator

    Earlier this month when OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot was trending, I discussed some of the ways artificial intelligence (AI) could be used for domain investing. I cited a number of domain investors who shared the output of their ChatGPT queries on Twit…
    - 36 days ago, 23 Dec 22, 3:27pm -
  • I Don’t Always Have to Win

    I Don’t Always Have to Win

    I am a highly competitive person. Whether I am playing a tennis match against a friend or playing a board game with my family, I always want to win. This competitive drive often shows itself when I am negotiating to buy or sell a domain name. Like wh…
    - 37 days ago, 22 Dec 22, 7:17pm -

DSAD

  • newIKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, January 28th
    Main List       NameJet          Flippa/Sedo   LLLL.com’s       LLL, CCC, 5L       Other LLLL’sShort Brandables         Numbers       One Worders    Vape, Vegan, VRSnap Names/Dropcatch         NamePros …
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Jan 23, 11:41am -
  • newAUCTION RECAP OF JANUARY 26, 2023
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on January 26, 2023. 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)…
    - 20 hours ago, 27 Jan 23, 6:18pm -
  • Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday, January 27th, 2023
    Money Management. Its one of the most important parts of investing, business, and life. You hear constantly about having multiple sources of income, mailbox money, diversifying your portfolio, etc. Year hear it all the time because its true. The…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jan 23, 10:32am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF JANUARY 25, 2023
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on January 25, 2023. 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)…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jan 23, 5:32pm -
  • Trav’s List of Domains at Auction for Thursday, January 26, 2023
    Click on any of the links to see current price Namejet, Sedo and Catched Names at Auctioncoci.comLabStudio.comGrim.comBusinessWoman.comKidJ.comMusic.sciz.vcGodaddy Domains With Bids HailClaims.comBotBet.com282828.combizard.comPawStation…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jan 23, 10:22am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF JANUARY 24, 2023
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on January 24, 2023. 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)…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jan 23, 5:14pm -
  • Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday, January 25th, 2023
    So Bored Apes came out with this news game and the top scores in the game are going to get a special pieces. The higher the final rank the more “rare” the piece. So I decided to call in some pro gamers to get high scores for people. Once peop…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jan 23, 10:40am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF JANUARY 23, 2023
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on January 23, 2023. 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)…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jan 23, 4:39pm -
  • IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, January 24th
    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, 24 Jan 23, 11:32am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF JANUARY 22, 2023
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on January 22, 2023. 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)…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Jan 23, 4:19pm -

Domain Gang

  • newLMG.net.au UDRP denied; it’s the Respondent’s initials, dummy!
    Some Australian companies late to the domain game are using the UDRP process as the “Plan B” approach. In the case of the domain name LMG.net.au, the UDRP was filed by Liquor Marketing Group Ltd, claiming rights to the LMG mark in Australia. It s…
    - 22 hours ago, 27 Jan 23, 4:13pm -
  • newHomebuilder.com.au: UDRP ends with Complainant’s loss & Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
    If you are a home builder in Australia, the ultimate domain name would be Homebuilder.com.au. The domain name was launched in mid December Down Under, all while it was hit with a UDRP just three days later. The Complainant, Homebuilder.com.au IP Pty…
    - 23 hours ago, 27 Jan 23, 2:56pm -
  • Domain sightings: AAA.com is the first LLL .com
    When it comes down to three letter .com domains, they range from AAA .com to ZZZ .com for a total of 17,576 combinations. The first one is obviously AAA.com, the American Automobile Association (the “AAA” or “Triple-A”) which was founded on M…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jan 23, 9:44pm -
  • Do you like the domain ColombianCoffee.com?
    We all love coffee and Colombian coffee is one of the best in the world. Apparently, Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia (National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia) believed that by having a trademark in Colombia for CAFÉ DE COLOMB…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jan 23, 6:09pm -
  • GoDaddy shuffles board of directors three weeks before earnings
    GoDaddy announced changes to its board of directors (BOD) just three weeks before scheduled Q4/2022 & fiscal 2022 earnings. Srini Tallapragada and Sigal Zarmi are in, moving from Salesforce and Morgan Stanley respectively. The impressive qualificatio…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jan 23, 9:55pm -
  • Core reversal: New gTLD reverses oncoming chaos in the domain industry!
    Scientists have discovered that the earth’s inner core has officially stopped spinning and will soon begin rotating in the opposite direction. Experts are saying that this rare occurrence, known as a “core reversal,” will have major consequence…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jan 23, 3:44pm -
  • Blaze.ae: Industry veteran tapping the .AE domain market
    Abdul Rahman Tarabichi is a veteran domain name investor and the CEO of marketplace Blaze.ae. Blaze.ae is a domain name marketplace and brokerage firm that will soon be hosting an educational course and workshop on building a domain investing busines…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jan 23, 3:00pm -
  • Pharmacia.com: Pfizer brand dropped, auctioned at DropCatch
    Pharmacia.com was once a domain owned by mega-pharma company, Pfizer. The domain expired, dropped, and was auctioned off at DropCatch, where it closed at $18,000 dollars, with DropCatch user “reference” being the winner. Why would a domain regist…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jan 23, 9:59pm -
  • SchwabFinancialCare.com UDRP: Schwab vs. Schwab in classic David & Goliath fight
    Simon Schwab is a young entrepreneur who began providing loans to customers during the pandemic, using the domain name SchwabFinancialCare.com. Meanwhile, multi-trillion dollar financial monolith, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., filed a UDRP to usurp the…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jan 23, 8:00pm -
  • #Sedo : Domain sales report | January 24, 2023 — Normal.es at $65,000 dollars
    Sedo domain sales report: Top sale is the domain Normal.es for $65,000 dollars. Welcome to the latest domain sales report by Sedo; this time we cover the sales week ending on January 24, 2023. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, kind spon…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jan 23, 4:13pm -
  • MarkUpgrade: Give us $249 dollars first if you want to make an offer!
    MarkUpgrade was founded in 2018 by “a small group of entrepreneurs” led by Tatiana Bonneau. The mystery-shrouded domain branding company leverages a portfolio of solid domains and they are priced accordingly. MarkUpgrade’s mission is to connect…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jan 23, 2:28pm -
  • Start-up founders: Stop calling #domain names “URLs”
    For the love of Jesus: Domain names should not be called “URLs.” The domain investor community should be up in arms, as uneducated founders of start-ups, mid-level managers, and aged CEOs close to retirement perform this crucial faux pas very oft…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Jan 23, 8:43pm -
  • Row.com: From $30k to $30m; domain hits trademark wall at the USPTO
    Row.com is an ultra-premium, three letter, dictionary .com domain registered in 1993. Surprisingly, there are no web records of it as an active domain name before 2006, just a year before it was sold at Sedo for the sum of $30,000 dollars. Source: Na…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Jan 23, 6:35pm -
  • Digi International owns ancient domain Rabbit.com
    Welcome to the Chinese year of the Rabbit, an animal-run lunar calendar with a long tradition in Asia. Arriving every 12 years, the sign of Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture. With it arrives “rabbit” as a d…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Jan 23, 3:13pm -
  • Garza.com: Latest domain to be sold by Telepathy, Inc.
    Garza is a popular Hispanic surname and the matching .com domain, Garza.com, appears to have been sold. Registered in 1997, Garza.com has been in the possession of premium domain portfolio holders, Telepathy, Inc. The Washington, DC, company founded…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Jan 23, 4:00pm -

Online Domain

  • Liquid market report Q4 2022: $11.4M in Escrow.com sales
    Giuseppe Graziano from GGRG partnering with Escrow.com and Estibot’s parent company Intelium and ShortNames.com published the 26th edition of the Liquid Domains Overview (LXDO), which focuses on the 614,928 .com domains we call “liquid”. The ob…
    - 12 days ago, 17 Jan 23, 1:08am -
  • Domain name trend report: December 2022
    This is a another report provided by Identity Digital (formerly Donuts) to get keyword and domain ideas for your future .com and other gTLD/ccTLD/NewgTLD domain name investments. You can also use this report to better evaluate you current portfolio.…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Jan 23, 5:10pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 2 domains for $15,188 in October/November
    Mike Mann reported 2 of his domain name sales in October/November 2022 for a total of $15,188. Reported prices started at $188 and went up to $15,000. (If you are coming from the Domaining.com feed then you probably didn’t read the July report beca…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Jan 23, 3:56pm -
  • Domain name trend report: November 2022
    This is a another report provided by Identity Digital (formerly Donuts) to get keyword and domain ideas for your future .com and other gTLD/ccTLD/NewgTLD domain name investments. You can also use this report to better evaluate you current portfolio.…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Jan 23, 2:22am -
  • ICANN will most certainly ignore the Namecheap IRP decision
    ICANN will most certainly ignore the Namecheap IRP decision regarding the removal of price caps for .ORG and .INFO. This is very clear from their comments on the Independent Review Process (IRP) decision. ICANN has no respect for anyone, including th…
    - 19 days ago, 9 Jan 23, 5:02pm -
  • Braden Pollock joins the ICA Board of Directors
    The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) announced the expansion of its Board of Directors. Starting this month, Braden Pollock is taking a board seat after his nomination received overwhelming support from ICA Members. I’m looking forward to helpin…
    - 19 days ago, 9 Jan 23, 4:30pm -
  • Namecheap vs ICANN: removal of price caps for .ORG and .INFO found improper in landmark IRP decision
    Namecheap announced that the removal of price caps for .ORG and .INFO was found improper in a landmark IRP decision. Here is what Namecheap posted: Back in 2019, Namecheap stood up to ICANN as it sought to remove price caps on .ORG and .INFO TLDs. It…
    - 22 days ago, 6 Jan 23, 2:12am -
  • GoDaddy increases commissions to 25% unless you use their nameservers
    Big change in domain name sales commissions at GoDaddy, Afternic, Dan and Uniregistry. GoDaddy announced today that their are increasing domain name sales commissions to 25% unless you use their nameservers. If you do use their nameservers for your d…
    - 24 days ago, 5 Jan 23, 12:34am -
  • Mike Mann sells 5 domains for $126,776 in September
    Mike Mann reported 5 of his domain name sales in September 2022 for a total of $126,776. Reported prices started at $14,888 and went up to $59,888. (If you are coming from the Domaining.com feed then you probably didn’t read the July report because…
    - 36 days ago, 23 Dec 22, 2:27am -
  • Göran Marby resigns from ICANN President and CEO
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that the Board of Directors has accepted Göran Marby’s resignation as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Marby’s departure is effective immediately. Göran Marby…
    - 38 days ago, 22 Dec 22, 1:27am -
  • .MUSIC joins Deezer, Lyricfind and 12 others to form BELEM
    .MUSIC joins a consortium of major music industry players, including Deezer, LyricFind and 12 others to form BELEM.  BELEM aims to build capacity and innovative services to for music publishers, songwriters, platforms, and labels to help democratize…
    - 40 days ago, 19 Dec 22, 8:55pm -
  • CentralNic acquires portfolio of revenue generating niche websites
    CentralNic Group plc (AIM: CNIC) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a portfolio of revenue generating niche websites (“Publishing Network”) for a consideration of USD 5.2m in cash and assumed working capital liabilit…
    - 40 days ago, 19 Dec 22, 5:52pm -
  • Guide: Google search ranking and domain names
    Google uses automated ranking systems that look at many factors and signals about hundreds of billions of web pages and other content in our Search index to present the most relevant, useful results, all in a fraction of a second. Here is a guide of…
    - 43 days ago, 16 Dec 22, 2:46am -
  • Who is “George Dikian” on the VPN.com lawsuit?
    “George Dikian” has now filed an answer to the VPN.com lawsuit. Dikian is represented by Rodenbaugh Law. In June VPN.com LLC filed a multimillion lawsuit against domain investor George Dikian, Qiang Du and “John Doe” at the US District Court…
    - 46 days ago, 13 Dec 22, 2:08pm -
  • CentralNic gets a new CEO
    CentralNic Group Plc (AIM: CNIC) announced today the appointment of Michael Riedl, currently Group CFO, as Group CEO with immediate effect.  Michael succeeds Ben Crawford, who retires from the board today.  Read the announcement: Ben Crawford was a…
    - 46 days ago, 13 Dec 22, 3:37am -
  • Domain name trend report: October 2022
    This is a another report provided by Identity Digital (formerly Donuts) to get keyword and domain ideas for your future .com and other gTLD/ccTLD/NewgTLD domain name investments. You can also use this report to better evaluate you current portfolio.…
    - 46 days ago, 13 Dec 22, 2:13am -
  • Escrow.com: 2021 top 10 domain brokers
    Escrow.com today announced the top 10 highest-grossing domain name brokers of 2021 as part of its annual Master of Domains series. “We are excited to announce the winners of our annual Master of Domains series for 2022. These individuals have consi…
    - 50 days ago, 9 Dec 22, 5:43pm -
  • Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter leads to surge of .social domain registrations?
    Identity Digital (formerly Donuts) claims that volatility in social platforms led a to surge in .social domain registrations. They claim that after Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter .social registrations were up 435% in the first two weeks of Nove…
    - 51 days ago, 8 Dec 22, 5:12pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 1 domain for $4,888 in August
    Mike Mann reported 1 of his domain name sales in August 2022 for a total of $4,888. Reported prices started at $4,888 and went up to 4,888. Domain sales were a bit slow. Was it because of summer? (If you are coming from the Domaining.com feed then yo…
    - 52 days ago, 7 Dec 22, 11:37pm -
  • Domain name trend report: September 2022
    This is a another report provided by Identity Digital (formerly Donuts) to get keyword and domain ideas for your future .com and other gTLD/ccTLD/NewgTLD domain name investments. You can also use this report to better evaluate you current portfolio.…
    - 52 days ago, 7 Dec 22, 11:27pm -
  • NamesCon Global returns at Austin
    NamesCon returns on May 31 – June 3, 2023 in Austin, Texas. Registration for NamesCon Global 2023 is officially open. The event will take place at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown in the heart of Austin, Texas. All programming and social events will…
    - 61 days ago, 29 Nov 22, 12:30am -
  • Greek .eu domains were phase out to avoid script mixing
    The Greek domain name(s) with the Latin .eu extension were all phased-out, i.e. deleted, following a three-year phase-out period on 13 November 2022. From 14 November 2022, only Greek domain names with the Greek .ευ extension (Greek.Greek) remain r…
    - 66 days ago, 24 Nov 22, 12:07am -
  • CentralNic announced financial results for Q3 2022
    CentralNic Group Plc (AIM: CNIC) announced its unaudited financial results for the nine months ended 30 September 2022. The Company has achieved record revenue and Adjusted EBITDA for the period, driven by sustained organic growth which has been furt…
    - 66 days ago, 23 Nov 22, 5:29am -
  • .EU raises prices first time since 2006
    As a not-for-profit organisation and per its contract with the European Commission, EURid, the .eu registry, sets its fees in direct relation to costs incurred. As announced during the registrar annual meeting on 17 November 2022, .EU is raising pric…
    - 67 days ago, 22 Nov 22, 12:29pm -
  • What creators should know about Google’s helpful content update
    Google Search is launching what they’re calling the “helpful content update” that’s part of what they call a broader effort to ensure people see more original, helpful content written by people, for people, in search results. Below is more ab…
    - 67 days ago, 22 Nov 22, 4:25am -
  • Domain name trend report: August 2022
    This is a another report provided by Identity Digital (formerly Donuts) to get keyword and domain ideas for your future .com and other gTLD/ccTLD/NewgTLD domain name investments. You can also use this report to better evaluate you current portfolio.…
    - 69 days ago, 21 Nov 22, 12:37am -
  • Mike Mann sells 4 domains for $159,776 in July
    Mike Mann reported 4 of his domain name sales in July 2022 for a total of $159,776. Reported prices started at $19,888 and went up to $60,000. Mike sold 4 .com domains. The average reported domain sales price was $39,944. If you want to further under…
    - 72 days ago, 17 Nov 22, 5:11pm -
  • .eu usage shows growth in tourism
    In May-June, the first exercise of 2022 was carried out, to understand possible new patterns in the way people and businesses use the .eu top-level domain. The results showed clear growth in the tourism and accommodation sector. From a random sample…
    - 72 days ago, 17 Nov 22, 11:11am -
  • CENTR publishes the Global TLD Report Edition 2/2022
    The CENTRstats Global TLD Report Edition 2/2022 has been published. It covers the global status and registration trends in all top-level domains (legacy gTLDs, new gTLDs and ccTLDs), with a specific focus on the European ccTLD market. Highlights fr…
    - 73 days ago, 16 Nov 22, 6:45pm -
  • CentralNic announced record revenue for the first half of 2022
    CentralNic Group Plc (AIM: CNIC) announced its unaudited financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2022: record revenue and Adjusted EBITDA achieved, driven by continued organic growth, supplemented with acquisitions. Financial summary H1 20…
    - 73 days ago, 16 Nov 22, 6:45pm -
  • DAN: List your domains on Afternic
    Dan shared its latest product updates, recent product features and improvements: 1. List your domains on Afternic’s Reseller Network All Dan users currently opted-in for the distribution network will notice their inventory automatically integrated…
    - 74 days ago, 15 Nov 22, 3:22am -
  • GoDaddy reported Q3 2022 financial results
    GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022. “GoDaddy delivered solid results in the third quarter despite macroeconomic headwinds and foreign exchange rate pressure,” said GoDaddy CEO Aman…
    - 82 days ago, 7 Nov 22, 9:11pm -
  • Afnic changes price conditions to ADR procedure
    Afnic, as part of its role the .fr registry and within the framework of its agreement with the French State, has put in place two alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures: Syreli and Parl Expert. These procedures are exclusively electronic and…
    - 82 days ago, 7 Nov 22, 2:34pm -
  • Escrow.com released its Domain Investment Index for Q3 2022
    Escrow.com today released its Domain Investment Index for Q322. While domain name sales saw a 28% decrease in total transactions in 3Q 2022, dropping from $105M in 3Q 2021 to $75M, domain name sales have increased by 8%, from $449M in 2021 to $489M i…
    - 88 days ago, 1 Nov 22, 2:26pm -
  • Verisign reported Q3 2022 results
    VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported financial results for the third quarter of 2022. VeriSign, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Verisign”) reported revenue of $357 million for the third quarter of 2022, up 6.8 percent from the same quarter in 2021.…
    - 89 days ago, 1 Nov 22, 1:08am -
  • Epik gets a new CEO
    Rob Monster, Epik Founder, announced Brian Royce as the new CEO. Epik Holdings, Inc. announced that Robert Monster, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, has transitioned to a non-executive role as Chairman of the Board and Brian Royce, a v…
    - 5 Sep 22, 2:37pm -
  • Identity Digital will release ~5,000 reserved domains
    Identity Digital (Donuts) announced that it will release approximately 5,000 previously reserved domains at “buy it now” (first come, first served) prices. Customers can purchase the domains beginning at 17:00 UTC on Sept. 13, 2022. Some of the d…
    - 1 Sep 22, 4:45pm -
  • Radix H1 2022 premium domains report
    Radix published its premium domain name sales and renewals numbers for the first half of 2022. The registry had a 28% increase in sales and renewals from H2 2021 and 31% YoY. Renewal revenue that resulted from high-high model for Premium domains was…
    - 31 Aug 22, 7:30pm -
  • Domain name trend report: July 2022
    This is a another report provided by Identity Digital (formerly Donuts) to get keyword and domain ideas for your future .com and other gTLD/ccTLD/NewgTLD domain name investments. You can also use this report to better evaluate you current portfolio.…
    - 23 Aug 22, 2:26pm -
  • Efty integrates with NameBio to report domain sales
    Efty has teamed up with NameBio to enable one-click domain name sales reporting from within your Efty Investor dashboard whenever you mark a domain name as sold. As well as any domain names you’ve previously marked as sold. NameBio allows you to …
    - 19 Aug 22, 10:24am -
  • PIR now offers .CHARITY, .FOUNDATION, .GIVES
    Public Interest Registry (PIR) is now offering its newly acquired top-level domains: .CHARITY, .FOUNDATION, .GIVES. Public Interest Registry (PIR), the non-profit organization behind .ORG and leading provider of mission-driven domains, announced its…
    - 18 Aug 22, 3:12pm -
  • Dan.com transitions to GoDaddy’s CashParking
    Effective 25 August, 2022, Dan.com will transition to GoDaddy for domain CashParking services. To limit potential service disruptions, please complete the following steps prior to that date. Rest assured, if this is not done, your pages will revert b…
    - 15 Aug 22, 7:13pm -
  • Tucows reports Q2 2022 results
    Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ: TCX) reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022. All figures are in U.S. dollars. “We had a strong second quarter, with revenue and gross profit up 11% and 21% year over year respectively, driven…
    - 12 Aug 22, 10:02am -
  • Mike Mann sells 10 domains for $283,383 in June
    Mike Mann reported 10 of his domain name sales in June 2022 for a total of $283,383. Reported prices started at $2,888 and went up to $150,000. Mike sold 10 .com domains. The average reported domain sales price was $28,338. If you want to further und…
    - 9 Aug 22, 5:22pm -
  • .EU domains – Q2 2022 report
    EURid published its Q2 2022 Progress Report today with 172,037 new domain name registrations recorded, bringing the total number of .eu registrations to 3,722,177. Portugal topped the list of countries for registration growth at +5.1%, while the over…
    - 8 Aug 22, 11:58pm -
  • List of domains Rick Schwartz bought in the past few years
    Rick Schwartz shared on twitter some of his latest domain name acquisitions from the past few weeks: WebAffair .com $419 Yozzy .com $459 RvSource .com $1150 OrthoClinic .com $4485   PiggyBanks .com $7456 BudCon .com $1,550 ProCream .com $859 StarHun…
    - 4 Aug 22, 5:38pm -
  • GoDaddy reports Q2 2022 financial results
    GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022: Revenue up 9% year-over-year Net Income up 93% year-over-year Normalized EBITDA up 30% year-over-year GoDaddy buys back $1 billion of shares year-t…
    - 3 Aug 22, 10:18pm -
  • NFTs.com sold for $15,000,000
    Escrow.com today announced the purchase of the domain name NFTs.com for 15,000,000 USD. The deal was brokered for an undisclosed buyer by the experienced teams at Domainer and GoDaddy.com, whilst being facilitated by Escrow.com. Although no formal pl…
    - 3 Aug 22, 12:29pm -
  • Verisign reports Q2 2022 results ($352 million revenue)
    VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported financial results for the second quarter of 2022. VeriSign, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Verisign”) reported revenue of $352 million for the second quarter of 2022, up 6.8 percent from the same quarter in 202…
    - 2 Aug 22, 8:48pm -
  • VPN.com files $26 million lawsuit against domain investor
    VPN.com LLC has filed a multimillion lawsuit against long time domain investor George Dikian (California), Qiang Du (Hong Kong) and John Doe at the US District Court (California). The lawsuit involves a $250,000 payment in Bitcoin and $6.625 million…
    - 28 Jul 22, 6:48pm -

Domain Incite

  • Google partners with UN on aids.day, womens.day and more
    Google Registry has landed itself possibly the highest-profile anchor tenant of the new gTLD program to date — the United Nations. Various UN organizations have picked up about 20 premium .day domains and launched redirects to promote the correspon…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jan 23, 8:14pm -
  • Guy wants to be ICANN CEO and turn off 1.5 million Iranian domains
    With the role of ICANN CEO opening up for applicants following the resignation of Göran Marby in December, the CEO of VPN.com appears to have thrown his hat in the ring. In an unusual and ambiguous press release, “VPN.com CEO Reviews ICANN CEO Ope…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jan 23, 3:21pm -
  • ICANN kicks the can on .org price cap defeat
    ICANN has deferred action on its recent Independent Review Process defeat over price caps on .org and .info, instead referring the decision to one of its committees. The IRP panel ruled in late December that ICANN broke its own bylaws when it approve…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jan 23, 2:03pm -
  • No masks required at ICANN Cancun
    ICANN is considerably loosening up its Covid-19 restrictions for its next meeting, due to take place in Cancun, Mexico, in March. The Org said last night that face masks will no longer be compulsory inside the venue, though they will still be provide…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jan 23, 1:27pm -
  • sex.com for sale, but it’s not a domain deal
    The owners of sex.com, which for many years was the highest-price domain sale ever recorded, have put the site on sale. The unidentified sellers say they will accept minimum bids of $20 million, with at least $10 million up front, in an auction that…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Jan 23, 1:47pm -
  • ICANN to be told to stop pussyfooting on new gTLDs
    The GNSO Council is expected to tell ICANN’s board of directors that it needs to stop lollygagging and set the wheels in motion for the next round of new gTLDs. The Council plans to send a letter to the board ahead of its retreat this weekend, urgi…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Jan 23, 3:29pm -
  • New ICANN boss makes encouraging noises on new gTLDs
    ICANN’s new interim CEO Sally Costerton addressed the community in her new role for what I believe was the first time last Thursday, in a call with the GNSO Council. The hour-long call was meant to discuss the outcomes of the Council’s Strategic…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Jan 23, 6:10pm -
  • Verisign loses prestige .gov contract to Cloudflare
    Cloudflare is to take over registry services for the US government’s .gov domain, ending Verisign’s 12-year run. It seems .gov manager CISA, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, opened the contract up for bidding last August and…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Jan 23, 3:08pm -
  • Wanted: a gTLD to ban
    ICANN may have failed so far to deliver a way for the world to create any more gTLDs, but it’s about to pick a string that it will resolve to never, ever delegate. It’s going to designate an official “private use” string, designed for organiz…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Jan 23, 1:31pm -
  • Interview: Sandeep Ramchandani on 10 years of Radix and new gTLDs
    It’s over a decade since ICANN’s last new gTLD application round, and naturally enough many companies in the industry are celebrating their 10th anniversaries too. Radix has been putting a lot of effort into promoting its own birthday, so a coupl…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Jan 23, 8:31pm -

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