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  • newEpik continues to dig out from financial mess

    Epik continues to dig out from financial mess

    But creditors aren’t happy with the pace as they are still owed money. Domain name registrar Epik continues to dig itself out of a financial hole, but new problems continue to pop up. The registrar offers a type of store credit called Masterbucks a…
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Dec 22, 5:44pm -
  • newFreeze launches its data privacy solution at Freeze.com

    Freeze launches its data privacy solution at Freeze.com

    The great domain should help customers trust it. In the past 5 years, there has been a shift in how the general public thinks about online data protection. Despite the vast amount of data companies hold on an individual, many were unconcerned or uned…
    - 24 hours ago, 30 Nov 22, 8:52pm -
  • 20 more five figure .xyz domains developed this year

    20 more five figure .xyz domains developed this year

    Here are 20 more real .xyz sales to end users. I was going to write an article about the latest questioning of .xyz domain sales, but yesterday Elliot posted a better article than I was going to write. Instead, I’ll add a few things to consider and…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Nov 22, 2:04pm -
  • Turkey week end user domain name sales

    Turkey week end user domain name sales

    The maker of a habit-tracking app, a $17B publicly traded company, and a watch seller bought domain names. Thanksgiving week is usually a slow one for domain name sales. Sedo had some decent five-figure transactions, but few have been immediately dev…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Nov 22, 6:37pm -
  • NamesCon sets dates for 2023 event in Austin

    NamesCon sets dates for 2023 event in Austin

    Discounted passes are available through December 22. NamesCon has opened registration for its 2023 NamesCon Global conference in Austin, Texas. Next year’s event will run from May 31 to June 3, 2023. It’s an improvement over last year’s August…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Nov 22, 2:39pm -

The Domains

  • Sedo weekly domain name sales led by Mids.com
    Sedo released their weekly domain name sales and Mids.com at $31,000. Robobet.com was second at $24,995 and Onwards.com was third at $22,000. 35 .com sales 20 cctld sales 3 other tld sales Highlights of public SedoMLS sales are:     Domain name Da…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Nov 22, 4:47pm -
  • NamesCon Global coming back in May of 2023
    NamesCon Global coming back in May of next year. They sent out an email announcing the dates and an early bird special. May 31–June 3 at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown. Our Super Early Bird Special gets you a Standard pass for just $349, or a Chann…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Nov 22, 4:16am -
  • Sedo weekly domain name sales led by NeomAcademy.com
    Sedo released their weekly domain name sales and NeomAcademy.com led the way at 35,000 Euro, ($35,950). They also bought the .org for $7,999. AKH.com was second at $30,000. Verkaufen.de was third at 20,000 Euro, ($20,545). 47 .com sales 26 cctld sale…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Nov 22, 5:00pm -
  • Identity Digital Domain Trend Report: October 2022
    Identity Digital (formerly Donuts) published their October domain trend report. The report covers the top premium domain names registered, most registered SLD keywords and other data. In the month of October 2022, SLDs registered on Identity Digital…
    - 14 days ago, 18 Nov 22, 6:37am -
  • Sedo weekly domain name sales led by JobCube.com
    Sedo released their weekly domain name sales and JobCube.com led the way at $35,999. Fashion.net was second at $20,000. ShowCase.org was third at 12,500 Euro, ($13,018). 30 .com sales 29 cctld sales 8 other tld sales Highlights of public SedoMLS sale…
    - 16 days ago, 15 Nov 22, 2:30pm -

TLD Investors

  • newDynadot October 2022 Aftermarket sales led by Grinta.com

    Dynadot October 2022 Aftermarket sales led by Grinta.com

    Dynadot released their October 2022 domain name sales. The sales data comes in a number of categories. Expired auctions, Last Chance auctions, Backorder auctions, User auctions and Marketplace. The top sale was Grinta.com at $15,000. Not sure why CNS…
    - 16 hours ago, 1 Dec 22, 4:51am -
  • Gaming.xyz back on the market

    Gaming.xyz back on the market

    Gaming.xyz sold at Squadhelp for $123,984 back on October 18. The owner of the domain name Namepros member @JudgeMind responded today to a post about the name back on the market. back on the market. I think the buyer must have had ties to ftx exchang…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Nov 22, 8:55pm -
  • Thumbs Up! Five figure emoji sale goes for over $10K at Register.To

    Thumbs Up! Five figure emoji sale goes for over $10K at Register.To

    👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍 After Michael Cyger wrote his excellent guide on emojis there was a lot of discussion and activity around emo…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Nov 22, 4:39am -
  • Swetha posts 5 sales with two sales hitting $40K

    Swetha posts 5 sales with two sales hitting $40K

    Even on Thanksgiving Swetha keeps the sales rolling. She posted 5 sales with two of them at $40,000. Chroma.xyz and Lore.xyz both sold for $40,000. Someone spent $8,000 on Recursive.xyz which I have to say is an absolutely fantastic price. The websit…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Nov 22, 4:02am -
  • InternetX takes a deep dive on Crypto and NFT related domain names

    InternetX takes a deep dive on Crypto and NFT related domain names

    InternetX (an advertiser here) took a look at the Crypto and NFT keyword space. From October 2019 to September 2022, there was a 92.98% increase in hostnames containing the keyword “crypto”. Let’s look at the data in detail. Looking at the geo…
    - 11 days ago, 21 Nov 22, 6:58am -
  • XMX.com closes at $252K it reportedly sold for $3.9M a few years ago

    XMX.com closes at $252K it reportedly sold for $3.9M a few years ago

    In 2019 Theo over at DomainGang.com posted about XMX.com selling for $3.9M. It was never added to Namebio. From the article: According to Chinese domain investor, Kassey Lee, the domain was bought by Hong Yu, founder of XMAX Foundation. The company i…
    - 14 days ago, 18 Nov 22, 6:21am -
  • Interview with Todd Han of Dynadot

    Interview with Todd Han of Dynadot

    Today we got some insights from Todd Han the founder of Dynadot. Todd shares what it’s like to run a registrar, the Dynadot Aftermarket and what’s coming in the future for Dynadot. 1) You have been very popular at Namepros the last few years winn…
    - 16 days ago, 15 Nov 22, 7:04pm -
  • $40K buyer of Kinetic.xyz buyer revealed

    $40K buyer of Kinetic.xyz buyer revealed

    Back in July Swetha sold Kinetic.xyz for $40,000. There is now a website up and running. It’s funny because I was actually speaking with Alvin Brown of Kickstart Commerce today about NFT aggregation. It looks like that’s what Kinetic is going to…
    - 17 days ago, 15 Nov 22, 3:22am -
  • DAN.com’s ODDN will integrate into Afternic DLS Network

    DAN.com’s ODDN will integrate into Afternic DLS Network

    An email went out with regards to DAN.com and Afternic integration. All Dan users currently opted in for the ODDN will notice their inventory automatically integrate into the Afternic DLS Network. You are not required to set up an additional account…
    - 17 days ago, 14 Nov 22, 3:00pm -
  • Two 6 figure auction closes with 970.com and PutLocker.com

    Two 6 figure auction closes with 970.com and PutLocker.com

    Saturday had a couple 6 figure closes with 907.com and PutLocker.com both going over the $100K mark. 970.com closed at $136,000 at GoDaddy auctions. Registered since 1999 it looks like the name forwarded to a casino website. PutLocker.com closed at $…
    - 19 days ago, 13 Nov 22, 2:27am -

Domain Investing

  • newThis Looks Super Sketchy

    This Looks Super Sketchy

    Within the last few years, I sold a .com domain name for five figures via Afternic. I do not report my sales, and I did not make an exception for this sale. As far as I can tell, this sale went completely under the radar. I am thankful for this becau…
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Dec 22, 6:01pm -
  • newBear Grylls Acquires Outdoors.com

    Bear Grylls Acquires Outdoors.com

    Bear Grylls, a popular outdoor adventurer, writer, and television personality announced that he and partners have acquired Outdoors.com and relaunched the website with Grylls-related branding: BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! We’ve purchased and relaunched the in…
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Dec 22, 2:51pm -
  • Daniel Negari Comments About Swetha and Her Business

    Daniel Negari Comments About Swetha and Her Business

    For the past few years, Swetha Yenugula has regularly and frequently shared her .XYZ domain name sales. The value of her sales coupled with the velocity of her sales has led to some skepticism about the veracity of her sales. A bit of skepticism abou…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Nov 22, 3:35pm -
  • NamesCon 2023 Registration is Open with Discounted Tickets

    NamesCon 2023 Registration is Open with Discounted Tickets

    NamesCon announced that registration for its 2023 NamesCon Global event is now open with a discounted early bird rate. The “Super Early Bird Special” ticket price is $349 or $549 for a Channel Pass. This is 65% off the regular price, according to…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Nov 22, 7:20pm -
  • Spaceship.com Looking for Beta Testers

    Spaceship.com Looking for Beta Testers

    Namecheap CEO Richard Kirkendall announced that he is looking for early beta testers for the company’s under development “registrar and digital product platform” known as Spaceship. Beta testers should be people who already own domain names and…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Nov 22, 2:40pm -

DSAD

  • newAUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 30, 2022
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on November 30, 2022. 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 hours ago, 1 Dec 22, 5:04pm -
  • newTrav’s List of Domains at Auction for Thursday, December 1, 2022
    Click on any of the links to see current price Namejet, Sedo, and Catched.com Names at AuctionGringo.net All sorts of possible uses for this one. Reserve met.YouthWear.com Nice opening bid and the reserve has been met.LetsCollab.com Met rese…
    - 10 hours ago, 1 Dec 22, 10:34am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 29, 2022
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on November 29, 2022. 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…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Nov 22, 5:11pm -
  • Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday, November 30th, 2022
    So I had over 10 emails and comments from readers asking which AI program I was using. First of all kudos to Sean Markey for giving me the heads up. He is easily the best SEO person I know and he is kind enough to share things with me. I am using t…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Nov 22, 10:49am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 28, 2022
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on November 28, 2022. 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, 29 Nov 22, 5:00pm -
  • IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, November 29th
    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 days ago, 29 Nov 22, 11:33am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 27, 2022
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on November 27, 2022. 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, 28 Nov 22, 7:15pm -
  • Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday, November 28th, 2022
    There is a lot of talk about AI and how it will impact content. After using some of the newest AI writers I can say with 100% confidence that good AI is virtually undetectable. I used AI to write some content for a few sites and the results are ama…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Nov 22, 10:51am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 26, 2022
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on November 26, 2022. 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, 27 Nov 22, 5:19pm -
  • Trav’s List of Domains at Auction for Sunday, November 25, 2022
    Click on any of the links to see current price Namejet, Sedo, and Catched.com Names at AuctionSoTasty.com This one should do really well off the drop.1616.com Watch this one soar.xled.com A 4L that is better than mostImagination.shop Clever…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Nov 22, 10:14am -

Domain Gang

  • newDomain data: TLD adoption among Affiliate World exhibitors
    Real world adoption of TLDs can be gauged at industry events, when peers promote brands, products and services. Affiliate World held a two day event in Bangkok, inviting professionals from all over the world to connect and trade. Sedo attended the Af…
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Dec 22, 4:30pm -
  • Scuba.net.au UDRP drowned with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision
    An Australian domain name, Scuba.net.au, was the subject of a UDRP filed at the WIPO. The domain is generic and used as a forwarder to Underwater.com.au, a web site with diving resources for Australians. That didn’t stop eScuba Pty Limited from fil…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Nov 22, 7:49pm -
  • AWAsia: Sedo team spends one night in Bangkok!
    Affiliate World Asia 2022 (AWAsia) is taking place in Bangkok, Thailand, from November 30th to December 1st, 2022. According to their web site, Affiliate World is the largest performance and ecommerce marketing mastermind you’ll ever experience. Mo…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Nov 22, 4:51pm -
  • #Sedo : Domain sales report | November 28, 2022 — Mids.com at $31,000 dollars
    Sedo domain sales report: Top sale is the domain Mids.com for $31,000 dollars. Welcome to the latest domain sales report by Sedo; this time we cover the sales week ending on November 28, 2022. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, kind spon…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Nov 22, 4:30pm -
  • Deep domaining: New AI trained on .XYZ sales data
    If you enjoy access to lots of big data, the truth might shock you: Deep domaining is almost here. Domain industry pioneers, NameBio, are working on a new deep learning AI for domain name sales. Code-named “NameGears AI” the project digs into sal…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Nov 22, 2:57pm -
  • Port Zeus: Frank Schilling’s mega-project in the Cayman Islands
    Frank Schilling‘s entrepreneurial interests stretched well beyond domain names, long before his successful exit from the domain industry. The sale of a massive domain portfolio and Uniregistry to GoDaddy, along with the subsequent sale of UNR, free…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Nov 22, 6:45pm -
  • BrooklynBrewery.com.au: Huge interest in beer not a reason to extort $5,000 dollars
    An Australian radiology company founder noted his “huge interest in craft beer” as one of the reasons for registering the domain name BrooklynBrewery.com.au. The matching Aussie domain of the popular NYC/Brooklyn beer brewery was registered in 20…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Nov 22, 4:57pm -
  • Misterbator.com: Toys for men corp applies for the matching trademark
    Happy Cyber Monday. Missouri-based Misterbator LLC, operators of the domain name Misterbator.com, have applied for the registration of the matching mark, MISTERBATOR.COM, with the USPTO. The application denotes that the mark consists of the silhouett…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Nov 22, 3:19pm -
  • Rams.com appears to have been sold
    Rams.com, the aged single-word .com domain matching the name of a certain football team, appears to have been sold. The domain was listed for sale numerous times in the past, at varying prices and often displaying content about the male sheep. Frank…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Nov 22, 9:19pm -
  • HedgeBets.com: Rick Schwartz’s latest domain acquisitions
    Happy Black Friday. The Domain King, Rick Schwartz, did his online shopping early, grabbing the aged domain HedgeBets.com via the aftermarket. This 2003 registration was available to pick for the estimated price of $2,395 dollars, per a captured lis…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Nov 22, 9:29pm -
  • Fast, faster: Latin keywords send domain to the UDRP process
    The owner of CitusTech.com registered the domain in 2013, while researching for suitable names available for his IT business. Citus means fast in Latin; meanwhile, an Indian company using the brand name Citius Tech acquired the matching trademark tha…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Nov 22, 3:13pm -
  • Mpox.com: Domain elevated as WHO renames #monkeypox
    Happy Thanksgiving! Monkeypox is a viral zoonosis—a virus transmitted to humans from animals—with symptoms similar to those seen in the past in smallpox patients. It seems pretty nasty, according to an outbreak prevalent since early 2022. The Wor…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Nov 22, 4:50pm -
  • Stylage.com: Korean mega-domainer lost UDRP filed by French company
    A Korean mega-domainer with almost 40,000 registered domains suffered a French defeat over Stylage.com; a French company claiming rights to the STYLAGE mark filed a UDRP. The domain was picked up via DropCatch in 2017, after the auction’s winner sp…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Nov 22, 6:02pm -
  • NameChip: All aboard the Domain Spaceship!
    Domain industry leaders, NameChip, shared some big news today, targeting a massive mission to space as early as in 2023. Dick Chippendall, founder and CEO of NameChip LLC, sent an open invite to all domain investors willing to train as part-time astr…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Nov 22, 4:10pm -
  • Facebook: Massive UDRP about “multiverse” domains gets weird
    A massive UDRP involving 53 “multiverse” domains incorporating the Facebook brand got a tad weird. The decision was made by a WIPO panelist to transfer to Facebook/Meta the following domains, away from their registrant: multiverse-facebook.com mu…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Nov 22, 3:31pm -

Online Domain

  • 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 10 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.…
    - 11 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 15 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…
    - 15 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…
    - 17 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…
    - 24 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…
    - 24 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…
    - 30 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.…
    - 31 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…
    - 87 days ago, 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…
    - 91 days ago, 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…
    - 92 days ago, 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 -
  • .ME premium domains report (H1 2022)
    .ME premium domain portfolio grew growing steadily in the first half of 2022. Two-character domains remain the main revenue driver. Premium Domain Sales – facts and figures The data below applies to the period from January 1st, to June 30th, 2022 a…
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  • Namecheap introduces Domain Vault
    Namecheap introduced Domain Vault ( https://www.namecheap.com/security/domain-vault/ ), a new product designed to give valuable domains the highest possible level of protection. “This new application makes it virtually impossible for domain setting…
    - 25 Jul 22, 8:23pm -
  • .EU domain registrations increased in 2021
    EURid released its 2021 Annual Report with statistics, achievements and financials. EURid`s portfolio increased 0.9% compared to 2020, bringing the total number of registrations to 3,713,804 domain names. The country with the highest annual net incre…
    - 25 Jul 22, 1:48pm -
  • CentralNic H1 2022 results
    CentralNic Group announced that the positive trading momentum previously announced has continued and the Company’s organic growth has further accelerated during the second quarter of 2022. Highlights H1 2022 reported revenue of USD 335m, up 92% fro…
    - 22 Jul 22, 6:05pm -
  • Escrow.com released its Q1 2022 Domain Investment Index
    Escrow.com released its Domain Investment Index report for 1st Quarter of 2022. Escrow.com continued a strong volume of domain name transactions in Q1 2022, with this quarter topping more than $130 million in transactions. The return-on-investment fo…
    - 21 Jul 22, 4:09pm -
  • GoDaddy domain name auctions changes
    Joe Styler, GoDaddy’s Aftermarket Product Manager, announced 2 changes that were made to the GoDaddy domain name auctions: “The gist of it is we made two long asked for changes on the auctions. This is due in large part to the complete auctions r…
    - 20 Jul 22, 11:16pm -
  • Security incident at Bodis
    Bodis wrote on its blog about a security incident that happened last week: Security Incident Our team has detected suspicious activity on the Bodis.com site that began on or about Tues 07/12 @ 16:00 UTC and lasted through the early hours of Wed 07/13…
    - 20 Jul 22, 12:30pm -
  • Domain name trend report: June 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.…
    - 18 Jul 22, 2:47pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 3 domains for $44,888 in May
    Mike Mann reported 3 of his domain name sales in May 2022 for a total of $44,888. Reported prices started at $10,000 and went up to $19,888. Mike sold 3 .com domains. The average reported domain sales price was $14,963. If you want to further underst…
    - 14 Jul 22, 8:21pm -
  • Dynadot’s aftermarket domain sales from May 2022
    Dynadot published its aftermarket domain name sales report. The report includes domain name sales from Expired Auctions, Backorder Auctions, User Auctions, Last Chance Auctions, and Marketplace listings. See the top 10 Aftermarket sales from May 2022…
    - 13 Jul 22, 3:31pm -
  • 2022 Q2 report: Internet has 350.5 million domains
    VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) announced that the first quarter of 2022 closed with 350.5 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains, an increase of 8.8 million domain name registrations, or 2.6%, compared to the fourth quarter of…
    - 12 Jul 22, 1:27pm -
  • Liquid market report Q2 2022: Escrow.com sales drop to $5.6M
    Giuseppe Graziano from GGRG partnering with Escrow.com and Estibot’s parent company Intelium and ShortNames.com published the 24th edition of the Liquid Domains Overview (LXDO), which focuses on the 614,928 .com domains we call “liquid”. The ob…
    - 8 Jul 22, 3:47pm -
  • Donuts and Afilias rebrand to Identity Digital
    Donuts Inc. and Afilias, Inc. now have a new look after major rebranding efforts, uniting them under a new company name and single brand. Identity Digital™ was chosen to “reflect better the commitment to helping customers find, grow and protect t…
    - 6 Jul 22, 4:04pm -
  • GoDaddy acquires Dan.com
    Dan.com and Reza Sardeha announced today that “Dan & GoDaddy join forces”. If you ask me it feels like a sad day in domaining today. Hope I am wrong but previous GoDaddy acquisitions, like Uniregistry, didn’t go the way everyone was hoping. It…
    - 28 Jun 22, 3:05pm -
  • Dynadot’s aftermarket domain sales from April 2022
    Dynadot published its aftermarket domain name sales report. The report includes domain name sales from Expired Auctions, Backorder Auctions, User Auctions, Last Chance Auctions, and Marketplace listings. See the top 10 Aftermarket sales from April 20…
    - 20 Jun 22, 3:44pm -
  • Was Dynadot hacked?
    Yesterday, June 15th, Dynadot had some downtime on its website. They also asked all customers to reset their passwords. Was Dynadot hacked? Dynadot is not yet sure what has happened and they are working with cyber security experts. This incident only…
    - 17 Jun 22, 12:03am -
  • Domain name trend report: May 2022
    This is a another report provided by 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. Top 20 Premium Domains Regis…
    - 1 Jun 22, 11:57pm -
  • CentralNic Q1 2022 report: revenue increased by 86%
    CentralNic Group Plc (AIM: CNIC) announced its unaudited financial results for the three months ended 31 March 2022.  Both revenue and Adjusted EBITDA have increased year-on-year, driven by a combination of acquisitions and underlying organic growth…
    - 25 May 22, 10:57pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 11 domains for $249,298 in April
    Mike Mann reported 11 of his domain name sales in April 2022 for a total of $249,298. Reported prices started at $7,110 and went up to $50,000. Mike sold 10 .com domains and 1 .org domain. The average reported domain sales price was $22,663. If you w…
    - 24 May 22, 10:22pm -
  • Dynadot’s aftermarket domain sales from March 2022
    Dynadot published its aftermarket domain name sales report. The report includes domain name sales from Expired Auctions, Backorder Auctions, User Auctions, Last Chance Auctions, and Marketplace listings. See the top 10 Aftermarket sales from March 20…
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Domain Incite

  • Verisign growth slows with post-Covid blues
    Verisign sold fewer .com and .net domains than it did a year ago in the third quarter and has once again slashed its outlook for the year. It had 174.2 million names across the two TLDs at the end of September, an increase of 1.2% over the year but d…
    - 31 days ago, 31 Oct 22, 7:01pm -
  • CentralNic gobbles up another registrar
    CentralNic said it is to acquire California-based corporate domain registrar Intellectual Property Management Company for $7.6 million. The company said the all-cash deal represents about 2.8x IPMC’s 2021 revenue and about seven times EBITDA. Centr…
    - 35 days ago, 27 Oct 22, 1:08pm -
  • Blind auditions underway for ICANN’s supreme court
    An ICANN volunteer committee says it is close to picking a slate of judges for what amounts to ICANN’s much-delayed “supreme court”, but it’s doing so without knowing the identities of the candidates. The Independent Review Process Community…
    - 35 days ago, 27 Oct 22, 12:48pm -
  • Right-wing YouTube bought rumble.com from founder for $477,077
    Right-wing video-sharing platform Rumble paid its founder the equivalent of $477,077 for the domain name rumble.com last year, it has emerged. The company went public on Nasdaq last month, reversing into a shell company, and in an SEC filing last wee…
    - 37 days ago, 25 Oct 22, 3:39pm -
  • You can’t appeal a UDRP appeal, ICANN Ombudsman says
    ICANN’s independent Ombudsman has called an Indian vaccine maker’s second Request for Reconsideration over a failed UDRP case a “misuse” of the Org’s appeals process. Zydus Lifesciences lost its UDRP over the domain zydus.com earlier this y…
    - 38 days ago, 24 Oct 22, 7:10pm -
  • Unstoppable Domains stops over 116,000 domains as alt-root TLD goes dark
    Blockchain alt-root provider Unstoppable Domains has taken a huge credibility hit with its decision to essentially turn off one of its TLDs, rendering over 116,000 domains pretty much useless. Unstoppable said Tuesday that it has stopped selling .coi…
    - 42 days ago, 20 Oct 22, 4:02pm -
  • CentralNic expects to blow past revenue estimates
    CentralNic has updated its financial projections for the year, saying it expects to “materially exceed” the current analysts’ estimates. The London-listed company expects to next month report revenue for the nine months to September 30 up 86% a…
    - 44 days ago, 18 Oct 22, 11:54am -
  • [Guest Post] Hey ICANN: Reporters are not the enemy
    This is a guest post by Emmy award-winning former reporter Brad White, who, from 2009 until 2021, was ICANN’s director of global media affairs and later director of communications for North America It seems like ICANN utters the phrase “accountab…
    - 46 days ago, 17 Oct 22, 8:00am -
  • Is ICANN toothless in the face of DNS abuse?
    Concerns have been raised that ICANN may lack the tools to tackle DNS abuse using its contracts with registries and registrars. The new report from the GNSO’s “small team” on abuse has highlighted two “gaps” in the current Compliance regime…
    - 50 days ago, 12 Oct 22, 5:20pm -
  • ICANN to mull bulk registration ban
    ICANN policymakers are to take a look at banning bulk domain registrations in ongoing efforts to combat DNS abuse. While in the very early stages of discussion, the GNSO Council is being urged to start gathering data “to further explore the role th…
    - 50 days ago, 12 Oct 22, 12:16pm -

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