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  • newBattery Ventures invests in DomainTools

    Battery Ventures invests in DomainTools

    DomainTools takes first significant investment after nearly 20 years in business. Cybersecurity company DomainTools has landed an undisclosed investment from venture capital firm Battery Ventures. Many domain name industry professionals use DomainToo…
    - 8 hours ago, 3 Dec 20, 6:40pm -
  • newDan.com inks deal with MediaOptions for domain brokerage

    Dan.com inks deal with MediaOptions for domain brokerage

    Partnership will allow Dan.com sellers to use MediaOptions’ brokerage service. Domain name sales platform Dan.com has partnered with domain brokerage MediaOptions for brokerage services. The deal will enable Dan.com users to hire MediaOptions to br…
    - 8 hours ago, 3 Dec 20, 6:00pm -
  • newTecme S.A. displays “remarkable lack of realism” in cybersquatting dispute

    Tecme S.A. displays “remarkable lack of realism” in cybersquatting dispute

    World Intellectual Property Panelist finds that the company committed reverse domain name hijacking. Tecme S.A., a company in Argentina that manufactures ventilators used in hospital intensive care units, has been found to have engaged in reverse dom…
    - 8 hours ago, 3 Dec 20, 5:57pm -
  • newWhat happened to DigitalTown

    What happened to DigitalTown

    DigitalTown files reorganization plan to explains what went wrong. DigitalTown (OTC: DGTW) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September after failing to come to terms with former CEO and founder Richard Pomije. The company is relevant to the domain n…
    - 9 hours ago, 3 Dec 20, 5:06pm -
  • No reverse domain name hijacking for ignorant filers

    No reverse domain name hijacking for ignorant filers

    Some panelists give UDRP Complainants a pass if they don’t hire a lawyer. UDRP panelists will sometimes find that a cybersquatting case was filed in bad faith, aka reverse domain name hijacking. They particularly call out Complainants who are repre…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Dec 20, 6:39pm -

The Domains

  • newMedia Options Partners With DAN.COM To Provide Domain Brokerage
    Two industry leaders are getting together as DAN and Media Options team up. Market-leading domain brokerage firm, Media Options to provide its services to customers who list domains on DAN.COM; Partnership expected to drive significant increases in c…
    - 8 hours ago, 3 Dec 20, 6:07pm -
  • Sedo weekly domain name sales led by Adan.com and Coach.co
    Sedo released their weekly domain name sales and there was a tie at the top. Adan.com and Coach.co both sold for 25,000 Euro, ($30,173). Decen.com was third at $28,600. 46 .com sales 28 cctld sales 7 other tld sales Top 3 highlights of public SedoMLS…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Dec 20, 9:23pm -
  • NameSilo reports record revenue in Q3 2020
    NameSilo for those that don’t know is a public company. It trades in Canada and on the Pink Sheets under the symbols (CSE:URL) (OTC:URLOF). The company reported earnings yesterday and posted record revenues. The Company had a net income during the…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Dec 20, 5:51pm -
  • iCinema.com sold for $50,000 in 2011 it goes for just 20% of that in 2020
    Back in the heyday of the i keyword domain sale, iCinema.com sold for $50,000 on Sedo in 2011. The domain name was owned by Keen, Inc. and they sold it in 2011 to Transmedia Communications SA out of Switzerland. For years the site showed: It then cha…
    - 4 days ago, 30 Nov 20, 6:10am -
  • Once subject to UDRP and ACPA battles NewportNews.com expires
    NewportNews.com is a domain name that has quite the history. A former owner once defended a UDRP successfully but then lost an ACPA case. This led Michael Berkens to call this registrant stupid domainer of the year for 2011. Michael wrote: In 2009 Ne…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Nov 20, 5:45am -

TLD Investors

  • newRick Schwartz invites domainers to spam him and buys a name for $2,500

    Rick Schwartz invites domainers to spam him and buys a name for $2,500

    Rick asked domain investors to send him their three best domains for $2,500. Pretty quickly he closed a deal for SmartGadget (.) com. Michael M put up an interesting thread on Namepros as the seller had second doubts. Good price or should have held o…
    - 9 hours ago, 3 Dec 20, 4:56pm -
  • A breakdown of November Keyword domain sales (Coin dips, Capital and Tech strong)

    A breakdown of November Keyword domain sales (Coin dips, Capital and Tech strong)

    November saw a dip in Coin and Crypto keyword sales. Smart dipped a bit too. Online and The had strong showings. An outlier with Pay helped boost it with the biggest single sale. CBD was better compared to October. Popular Keywords There are certain…
    - 2 days ago, 2 Dec 20, 5:10am -
  • Three year old hand reg sold for $55,025

    Three year old hand reg sold for $55,025

    WhoaDomain.com announced a big sale on InvestReit.com. The domain name was a hand registration 3 years ago. InvestReit.com sold for $55,025. Real Estate Investment Trusts are big business and this is a major score. WhoaDomain.com said the sale was fa…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Dec 20, 5:23pm -
  • Woove.com and 5Di.com very different results the second time around

    Woove.com and 5Di.com very different results the second time around

    5Di.com and Woove.com went in completely different directions the second sale around. 5Di.com sold for $21,000 back in 2011 on Sedo. The buyer got some press coverage a couple months after purchase. From Blooloop.com: On www.5Di.com you will be able…
    - 3 days ago, 1 Dec 20, 7:41am -
  • What’s going on at Squadhelp? Interview with Darpan Munjal

    What’s going on at Squadhelp? Interview with Darpan Munjal

    In this interview I talk to Darpan Munjal the founder and CEO of Squadhelp. 1) 2020 has certainly been a trying year, how has Squadhelp fared? There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a difficult year on many levels. However, it has also been a transfor…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Nov 20, 11:09pm -
  • CashGo.com sells for $75,000

    CashGo.com sells for $75,000

    CashGo.com was the top domain name sale on Sunday at $75,000. The domain name was sold by XYNames.com. Registered in 2003. CashGo is registered in 29 extensions according to DotDB.com. There was a trademark on CashGo from 2010 to 2017 and it’s no l…
    - 4 days ago, 30 Nov 20, 5:38am -
  • CookiesCupcakesandCardio.com a bit of drama around the former website

    CookiesCupcakesandCardio.com a bit of drama around the former website

    COOKIESCUPCAKESANDCARDIO.COM was a popular website run by Jenn Johns that has a Facebook page with over 550,000 likes. The YouTube channel has over 2.2 million subscribers. So what happened? The domain name expired and closed at $7,050 on GoDaddy auc…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Nov 20, 4:59am -
  • $10,000 domain name sale for a handreg with no favorable metrics

    $10,000 domain name sale for a handreg with no favorable metrics

    A long time member of Namepros and someone who I interacted with frequently in the .tv sub forum, Fleaking, announced a $10,000 sale. For $10,000 USD via Sedo, so happy with it because it is the longest domain(18 characters) and also a highest hand-r…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Nov 20, 11:27pm -
  • Coach.co records 5th highest .co sale of 2020

    Coach.co records 5th highest .co sale of 2020

    Coach.co was listed at Sedo according to Archive.org for 50,000 Euro. The domain sold on Wednesday for $29,814 at Sedo. So it looks like there was some negotiation and both parties were satisfied. Coach.co is the fifth highest reported .co sale of 20…
    - 8 days ago, 26 Nov 20, 6:00am -
  • Thanksgiving.com redirects to a 3 word .com

    Thanksgiving.com redirects to a 3 word .com

    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the U.S. and the premium domain name is owned by the people behind USA Today. (Gannett). Thanksgiving.com redirects to MakeItGrateful.com. Here is why: Here’s our story: We started as Thanksgiving.com, America’s online…
    - 8 days ago, 26 Nov 20, 4:59am -

Domain Investing

  • newDetails About the DAN.com & Media Options Partnership

    Details About the DAN.com & Media Options Partnership

    This afternoon, DAN.com and Media Options announced a partnership that will allow DAN sellers to have Media Options broker domain names on their behalf. This is a nice option for DAN sellers who want to utilize the platform to sell their domain names…
    - 8 hours ago, 3 Dec 20, 6:13pm -
  • newRDNH on Self-Defended Tecme.com UDRP

    RDNH on Self-Defended Tecme.com UDRP

    A UDRP was filed against the Tecme.com domain name, which was first registered in 2000 – more than twenty years ago. The complainant in the UDRP is a company called Tecme S.A., Argentina. The respondent is a person named Stephen Bougourd, and he re…
    - 11 hours ago, 3 Dec 20, 3:28pm -
  • The Outbound Rebound with Malware

    The Outbound Rebound with Malware

    I do quite a bit of outbound emailing, with the majority of my emails focused on domain name acquisitions. I have tried to buy thousands of domain names, and there were emails sent to thousands of email addresses. I have also tried to sell many domai…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Dec 20, 5:10pm -
  • NamesCon 2021 Auction Open for Submissions

    NamesCon 2021 Auction Open for Submissions

    GoDaddy will be hosting the annual Namescon live domain name auction in January during the NamesCon Online event. People who are interested in having their domain names listed in the live and silent auctions may now submit their domain names to GoDad…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Dec 20, 2:42pm -
  • “Total this month $0”

    “Total this month $0”

    I regularly log in to my DAN.com account to add domain names to my portfolio, check on the status of a transaction, to update pricing, or to respond to a purchase offer. As each month ends and a new month begins, the monthly revenue number changes f…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Dec 20, 5:33pm -

DSAD

  • newAUCTION RECAP OF DECEMBER 2, 2020
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on December 2, 2020.If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name)…
    - 10 hours ago, 3 Dec 20, 4:01pm -
  • newDomain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday December 3rd, 2020
    Can you believe it? Godaddy has a flaw in their auction platform. Actually the auctions are ok but this one is a pain in the ass if you use Safari. It just started yesterday for me. Unless I go direct (you can’t use our links) I can’t see t…
    - 15 hours ago, 3 Dec 20, 10:55am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF DECEMBER 1, 2020
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on November 30, 2020.If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name)…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Dec 20, 2:56pm -
  • Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday December 2nd, 2020
    My friends think I obsess over data. Especially health data. What they don’t understand is I use the data a bit differently than most people. I also use my gut feeling first. Take health data. I know when I feel good. That is a personal fee…
    - 2 days ago, 2 Dec 20, 10:55am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 30, 2020
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on November 30, 2020.If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name)…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Dec 20, 2:50pm -
  • IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, December 1st

    - 3 days ago, 1 Dec 20, 11:57am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 29, 2020
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on November 29, 2020.If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name)…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Nov 20, 3:32pm -
  • Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday November 30th, 2020
    I haven’t bought a Lego set in a decade. I still have all my Legos from when I was a kid and in my 20s I spent weekends going to garage sales to hunt them down. In short, I have a ton. But I bought a set this week on Black Friday. The Colosseu…
    - 4 days ago, 30 Nov 20, 10:55am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 28, 2020
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on November 28, 2020.If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name)…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Nov 20, 4:04pm -
  • Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday November 29th, 2020
    I can tell you as a retailer that COVID hasn’t stopped spending. Of course if you can’t stay open then it kills you, but if you have a business that people can spend money at they absolutely are. All that money that went to travel, eating out…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Nov 20, 10:55am -

Domain Gang

  • SUCKS.COM : Another day, another generic #domain applies for trademark at the #USPTO
    Summary: SUCKS.COM aspires to be a registered trademark by filing an application at the USPTO. Ever since SCOTUS gave the green light for the registration of Booking.com as a trademark, we’ve been seeing an onslaught of new applications by registra…
    - 91 days ago, 3 Sep 20, 2:26pm -
  • China wins 22678.COM : Sold for $15,755 dollars on #DropCatch
    Five digit .com domain, 22678.com, was auctioned off on DropCatch, where it closed at $15,755 dollars. The NNNNN .com dropped unexpectedly in August, and DropCatch caught it. Numeric domains attract Chinese domain investors like bees to pollen, and t…
    - 92 days ago, 2 Sep 20, 8:40pm -
  • C.COM – Impossible single letter #domain heads to the #USPTO
    Single letter dot .com domains are impossible to register or acquire; in fact, only X.com and Z.com are officially registered. The rest of the domains are with the IANA, in reserved status. But what about C.COM, you might ask, how is it possible that…
    - 92 days ago, 2 Sep 20, 6:56pm -
  • HostMy.Cloud : #UDRP route failed to materialize for .CO.UK registrant
    The registrant of HostMyCloud.co.uk went after the absolute matching domain, HostMy.Cloud via the UDRP process. In doing so, the Complainant asserted that they have established rights to the HOST MY CLOUD mark since 2014. Meanwhile, the domain HostMy…
    - 92 days ago, 2 Sep 20, 3:31pm -
  • Chinese phisher lost Google Authenticator impostor #domain in #UDRP
    Phishing is rampant, and when the targeted brand and service is Google Authenticator there’s a lot at stake. The registrant of Google-Authenticator.com actually set up a web site thus engaging in brand infringement. Google Inc. filed a UDRP at the…
    - 92 days ago, 2 Sep 20, 3:10pm -
  • WalmartPlus.com : #Domain to be used after 14 years
    Walmart is rolling out Walmart+ as a direct competition to Amazon’s Prime. For an annual fee of $98 dollars, consumers get unlimited delivery from stores without an additional fee, including Walmart’s 2,700 stores that offer same day delivery. Th…
    - 92 days ago, 2 Sep 20, 2:34pm -
  • You might be getting $25 dollars from eBay for being one of its first members!
    Auction powerhouse, eBay, is celebrating 25 years on September 3rd, and is giving away $25 dollar coupons to some of its first members. The “HAPPY25” coupon can be redeemed towards any purchase on eBay.com worth $25.01 dollars – unfortunately,…
    - 93 days ago, 2 Sep 20, 3:18am -
  • #Sedo #domain sales for the week of August 31, 2020 topped by MoovLogistics.com at $21000
    Sedo weekly: Top sale is that of Moovlogistics.com at $21,000 dollars! Welcome to the latest edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the week ending on August 31, 2020. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, sponsor…
    - 93 days ago, 1 Sep 20, 8:05pm -
  • Tubortax.com : Fifteen years of PPC monetization ends here
    It’s the end of the line for the domain Tubortax.com – after 15 years of presumably massive earnings, it’s time to pay the final tax. The typosquatting domain was challenged in a UDRP filed by Intuit Inc., makers of the popular tax filing softw…
    - 93 days ago, 1 Sep 20, 5:31pm -
  • #Microsoft has no trademark in “window” says Respondent in Window11Updates.com #UDRP
    From the hilarious claims department: The Indian registrant of the domain Window11Updates.com claimed that Microsoft has no rights in “window,” in response to the filed UDRP. The web site at Window11Updates.com presents a series of blog posts abo…
    - 93 days ago, 1 Sep 20, 3:08pm -
  • Michael Robrock is the new CEO at Sedo
    Change in management at Sedo GmbH – Cologne, September 1, 2020 – After 20 months in his position as CEO at the German internet company Sedo GmbH, Matthias Conrad is stepping down due to personal reasons. He will be succeeded by Michael Robrock, w…
    - 94 days ago, 1 Sep 20, 1:33pm -
  • End of summer : James Booth scores big with Sun.IO #domain sale
    Domain investor and broker, James Booth, scored yet another big sale, letting go of Sun.IO for a reported $49,995 dollars. While others dig into .VC for some sun, James scored with a ccTLD popular among start-ups. The sale of Sun.IO took place on DAN…
    - 94 days ago, 1 Sep 20, 12:24am -
  • Amazon Domains: Prime Air – FAA gives online retailer the green light
    The FAA just classified Amazon Prime Air an “air carrier,” allowing the giant retailer to commence its first commercial deliveries in the US under a trial drone program. Twenty five years ago, Amazon made it easy for you to get that book, only av…
    - 94 days ago, 31 Aug 20, 9:24pm -
  • “AGFA” is his family initials, says Respondent in winning #UDRP response
    The registrant of several domains that begin with “AGFA” denied he targeted the famous brand AGFA; instead, the letters represent his and his son’s initials. Agfa-Gevaert N.V., Belgium filed a UDRP involving the domains agfachelseapartners.com,…
    - 94 days ago, 31 Aug 20, 5:09pm -
  • Generic #domains : Trademark applications for Tails.com, Wanna.com
    Registrants of generic domain names have been flocking to the USPTO to register them as marks, ever since SCOTUS decided on the Booking.com case. We keep track of these applications, and while it takes 3 to 12 months for a trademark to be registered…
    - 95 days ago, 31 Aug 20, 2:06pm -

Online Domain

  • newMediaOptions partners with DAN.COM for domain brokerage
    MediaOptions today announced a partnership with DAN.COM, the blockchain-powered Domain Automation Network, to provide brokerage services to customers listing domains on the DAN.COM platform. The partnership combines the DAN.COM platform with MediaOpt…
    - 8 hours ago, 3 Dec 20, 6:13pm -
  • Over 22,000 .UK domains were suspended in the past 12 months
    Responsible for running and keeping the .UK internet infrastructure secure, Nominet has published its update on .UK domains suspended for criminal activity over the 12 months to October 2020. Nominet suspends domains following notification from th…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Dec 20, 11:28pm -
  • Sahil Gupta files the same complaint! (Also tweets to NASA about nasa(.)org!)
    Someone many years ago said that “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”. Well, it is official! Sahil Gupta, our favorite reserve domain name hijacker of 2020, had done it again! T…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Dec 20, 3:29pm -
  • Founder of MetaLab regrets not paying $17,000 for the .com in 2009
    Andrew Wilkinson, the founder of MetaLab in 2006, said that he has regretted not paying $17,000 for metalab.com in 2009. 11 years later and he now owns the domain name. This is what he shared in a tweet today: “It took 15 years of negotiation, but…
    - 3 days ago, 1 Dec 20, 12:51am -
  • WIPO reaches 50,000 UDRP cases since 1999 and has an 11% increase in 2020
    The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center has registered its 50,000th “cybersquatting” case after almost 21 years. WIPO had its first UDRP case in December 1999. The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) is at the heart of WIPO’s…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Nov 20, 6:24pm -
  • Q3 2020 continued with high rates of new domains
    The CENTRstats Global TLD Report Q3/2020 has been published and shows that Q3 2020 has seen a continuation of high rates of new domain creations as well as a slight decrease in deletes. Furthermore, for several countries, the national ccTLD also gain…
    - 4 days ago, 30 Nov 20, 1:23pm -
  • Internet grows to 370.7 million domains at the end of Q3 2020
    VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) announced that the third quarter of 2020 closed with 370.7 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 0.6 million domain name registrations, or 0.2 percent, compared to the seco…
    - 9 days ago, 24 Nov 20, 3:27pm -
  • Nominet and London police add new landing pages for suspended domains
    Nominet today introduces law enforcement landing pages for domains suspended due to criminal activity to provide information for those who may have been affected by activity related to the domain name. In collaboration with the City of London’s…
    - 9 days ago, 24 Nov 20, 3:12pm -
  • GoDaddy employees used in website attacks
    Krebs on Security wrote about how GoDaddy employees were used in website attacks. “Fraudsters redirected email and web traffic destined for several cryptocurrency trading platforms over the past week. The attacks were facilitated by scams targeting…
    - 12 days ago, 22 Nov 20, 1:20am -
  • .ORG was “saved”. Now get ready for some huge price increases!
    Yes, we know .org was”saved by all the people that stood against the corrupted ICANN, Public Interest Registry (PIR), the Internet Society and (No)Ethos Capital. But was .org really saved? Abry Partners has many close ties to Ethos Capital that tri…
    - 13 days ago, 20 Nov 20, 2:58pm -
  • Donuts agrees to purchase Afilias
    Donuts Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Afilias, Inc. for an undisclosed sum. The transaction, which will not include Afilias’ mobile software and registrar businesses, is expected to close in Q4 2020, following succ…
    - 14 days ago, 19 Nov 20, 6:44pm -
  • Afternic emails Epik domain name owners regarding Fast Transfer
    Afternic sent an email today to Epik domain name owners regarding Fast Transfer. These are Afternic customers that are selling their Epik registered domain names using Afternic Fast Transfer. People with domain names in their Afternic account that ar…
    - 14 days ago, 19 Nov 20, 4:23pm -
  • What is going on at Namejet?
    What is going on at Namejet? People that have been with the company for years are departing from the domain name auction platform. Namejet’s parent company is Web.com. Jonathan Tenenbaum left Namejet very recently and was named COO of MediaOptions…
    - 15 days ago, 18 Nov 20, 4:41pm -
  • GoDaddy rebrands Brandsight as GoDaddy Corporate Domains (GCD)
    GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) today announced the launch of GoDaddy Corporate Domains (GCD), a domain management solution for large companies. The launch builds off of GoDaddy’s acquisition of Brandsight in February 2020. Brandsight is actually rebrand…
    - 16 days ago, 17 Nov 20, 5:49pm -
  • GoDaddy drops Epik from an Afternic partner
    GoDaddy sent a notice of termination letter notifying Epik that Afternic is dropping Epik from a registrar partner. GoDaddy provided a 60 day notice after which Epik will not be part of the Afternic premium promotion. The termination of Epik on the A…
    - 17 days ago, 16 Nov 20, 5:05pm -
  • GoDaddy’s top 20 domain name sales from July 2020
    GoDaddy released today its July 2020 domain name sales report. GoDaddy started reporting domain name sales last month after a long pause after it went public. (NYSE: GDDY) You can see below the top 20 public domain sales for July 2020. The list is in…
    - 20 days ago, 13 Nov 20, 11:48pm -
  • Google page experience signal gets into search ranking in May 2021
    This past May, Google announced that page experience signals would be included in Google Search ranking. These signals measure how users perceive the experience of interacting with a web page and contribute to an ongoing work to ensure people get the…
    - 21 days ago, 13 Nov 20, 2:14pm -
  • Front-running by Steen Hof aka MarkMon
    In the past few days I have been receiving more front-running emails for domain names currently in auction. It was a coincidence (or not so much) that I was already watching a couple of these domains and was already in the auction (or had them backor…
    - 22 days ago, 11 Nov 20, 5:31pm -
  • Tucows Q3 2020 financial results: revenue is down after Ting Mobile sale
    Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX, TSX:TC) reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020. All figures are in U.S. dollars. Note on the Financial Impact of Tucows’ Sale of Ting Mobile Customer Relationships and Transition to Mo…
    - 23 days ago, 10 Nov 20, 5:30pm -
  • Uniregistry claims parking improvements are resulting in higher earnings
    Uniregistry claims in an email today that parking improvements it has made over the past few months are resulting in higher earnings. Uniregistry was acquired by GoDaddy in February 2020. I have stopped using Uniregistry for a few years now. Here is…
    - 24 days ago, 9 Nov 20, 6:14pm -
  • Escrow Q3 2020 report: domain transactions and median prices are up
    The latest Escrow.com Domain Investment Index for Q3 2020 is out. The report provides insight into the domain name market for the third quarter of 2020, compared to previous quarters. The latest data from Escrow.com indicates a recovery across most s…
    - 24 days ago, 9 Nov 20, 3:47pm -
  • .au Q3 2020 report: record high of 3,214,384 domains
    The recent digital shift has also seen more new and existing businesses pivot online as they recognise the need for a digital presence. As a result, there was strong growth in registrations in the .au country-code Top Level Domain (ccTLD), particular…
    - 25 days ago, 9 Nov 20, 12:40pm -
  • Escrow.com domain name transactions bounced back in Q3 2020
    The latest Escrow.com Domain Name Report is out. Q3 saw $77.5 million total domain name transactions using Escrow.com. That was a $22.3 million increase from Q2! Total domain name transaction amount bounced back in Q3 2020 after a slow quarter in Q2.…
    - 27 days ago, 6 Nov 20, 4:29pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 8 domains for $330,452 in October
    Mike Mann reported 8 of his domain name sales in October for a total of $27,388. Reported prices started at $10,000 and went up to $94,888. All 8 domains were 2 .com. The average reported domain sales price was $41,307. If you want to further underst…
    - 28 days ago, 5 Nov 20, 5:27pm -
  • .US live Town Hall
    The annual .US live Town Hall webcast is being held next week. This is the first town hall since GoDaddy acquired Neustar that is the .us registry so it would be interesting to see if any of the important topics come up. The removal of Nexus requirem…
    - 28 days ago, 5 Nov 20, 2:47pm -
  • GoDaddy Q3 2020 report: total revenue was $844.4 million (up 11.0%)
    GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020, and announced the departure of Andrew Low Ah Kee, Chief Operating Officer, who is leaving to take a President role in a different segment of th…
    - 29 days ago, 4 Nov 20, 10:48pm -
  • Please Vote!
    Please vote today if you haven’t already voted in the United States 2020 Presidential election. Vote for more sanity in the world. I am not an American so I am posting the video of another non-American. (But he is now a US citizen.) John Oliver tak…
    - 30 days ago, 3 Nov 20, 4:04pm -
  • Minds and Machines Group investigation and board changes
    Further to the announcement of 9 October 2020 (see below), the Minds + Machines Group Limited Board has concluded its formal investigation to determine whether certain revenue associated with a specific contract had been correctly recognised in the…
    - 31 days ago, 2 Nov 20, 4:36pm -
  • Endurance International Group (EIG) sold to Clearlake Capital for $3 Billion
    Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. (“Endurance” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:EIGI) announced today that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Clearlake Capital Group L.P. (“Clearlake”) in…
    - 31 days ago, 2 Nov 20, 4:25pm -
  • .EU domain registrations decrease again
    EURid released its Q3 2020 Progress Report today, sharing its quarterly statistics and developments. Highlights of the report include: Total .eu registrations decreased from 3606143 at the end of Q2 2020 to 3576302 at the end of Q3 2020 143871 new do…
    - 32 days ago, 2 Nov 20, 12:47pm -
  • Trademark examination guide for Generic.com terms
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a trademark examination guide for Generic.com terms. The guide issued this month was of course written after the now famous USPTO v. Booking.com case. On June 30, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Cou…
    - 35 days ago, 29 Oct 20, 4:12pm -
  • Verisign ended Q3 of 2020 with 163.7 million .com and .net domains (up 4%)
    VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported financial results for the third quarter of 2020. VeriSign, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Verisign”) reported revenue of $318 million for the third quarter of 2020, up 3.1 percent from the same quarter in 2019.…
    - 38 days ago, 26 Oct 20, 3:51pm -
  • Do people deserve a second chance?
    Do people deserve a second chance? Of course they do. But some people had many opportunities over the past 5 years to make things right or AT LEAST they had the opportunity not being an asshole to the people they owe money to. Anyone that says “I h…
    - 42 days ago, 23 Oct 20, 12:46am -
  • 5 things you don’t want to see from a potential buyer!
    I got a domain name inquiry from a potential buyer. The domain is a 4 letter .com domain. It is not a word but it has good letters in it. The inquiry came from a generic looking free Yahoo email address from an IP in Santa Monica, California. I know…
    - 42 days ago, 22 Oct 20, 3:50pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 2 domains for $27,388 in September
    This was a slow reporting month for Mike Mann so I have included his domain appraisals from his live videos. Mike Mann reported selling 2 domain names in September for a total of $27,388. Reported prices started at $7,500 and went up to $19,888. Mike…
    - 45 days ago, 19 Oct 20, 4:47pm -
  • .au domain registrations decrease despite the pandemic
    The 2019/2020 auDA Annual Report was released, with data from the Australian domain name administrator showing an increase in domain name registrations as the impacts of COVID-19 were felt across Australia and activities moved increasingly online. In…
    - 46 days ago, 19 Oct 20, 1:16pm -
  • Useless organization spends $126 million for doing pretty much nothing
    ICANN, a useless organization that does pretty much nothing all year around, managed to “only” spend $126 million in the financial year ending 30 June 2020. Almost all of its policy development is done by volunteers while in the past year ICANN d…
    - 49 days ago, 15 Oct 20, 10:21pm -
  • Liquid domains report: $13M+ in Escrow(.)com domain sales
    Giuseppe Graziano from GGRG partnering with Escrow.com and Estibot’s parent company Intelium and ShortNames.com published the 17th edition of the Liquid Domains Overview (LXDO), which focuses on the 614,928 .com domains we call “liquid”…
    - 49 days ago, 15 Oct 20, 2:31pm -
  • 17 new Donuts New gTLDs licensed in China
    Donuts announced 17 more New gTLDs were licensed to sell in China. Donuts now has 42 New gTLDs licensed in China. The following Donuts New gTLDs were selected for licensing in collaboration with strategic registrar partners in China and were approved…
    - 50 days ago, 14 Oct 20, 7:28pm -
  • CENTR explains the role of the DNS in tackling illegal content online (video)
    CENTR has released an animated video on ccTLDs and their technical role in relation to online content. Due to increased legislative interest in this topic, the need for comprehensive educational material outlining the role and technical capabilities…
    - 50 days ago, 14 Oct 20, 4:26pm -
  • GoDaddy releases its first domain name sales report in years!
    GoDaddy released today its first domain name sales report in years! GoDaddy stopped reporting domain name sales when it went public. (NYSE: GDDY) You can see below the top 20 public domain sales for June 2020. The list is inclusive of all channels (G…
    - 51 days ago, 13 Oct 20, 10:27pm -
  • NamesCon plans 3 events for 2021
    NamesCon will soon announce 3 domain name events for 2021: “While the pandemic is keeping so many factors in flux, we’re confident that we can deliver top-notch experiences for the domain industry while keeping everyone safe. The domaining world…
    - 56 days ago, 8 Oct 20, 9:46pm -
  • Beware of “Comparable domains sold” at GoDaddy appraisals
    Beware of the “Comparable domains sold” shown at GoDaddy domain name appraisals. It seems some of these domain sales are older than 2006. Maybe some are even a lot older than 2006! When I get an inquiry for one of my domains I usually check the G…
    - 57 days ago, 7 Oct 20, 4:40pm -
  • .EU TLD may get a new registry operator

    - 58 days ago, 7 Oct 20, 2:34am -
  • Efty launches new domain marketplace
    Efty.com launched its new domain name marketplace today. Efty created a consolidated marketplace, offering a place where buyers can search for, negotiate and purchase domains from all Efty users combined. The Efty.com marketplace is a extra service t…
    - 59 days ago, 5 Oct 20, 4:46pm -
  • Sahil Gupta gets his Reverse Domain Name Hijacking poster!
    Sahil Gupta gets his Reverse Domain Name Hijacking poster courtesy of Rick Schwartz! HallofShame.com reveals new Reverse Domain Name Hijacking poster! New poster boy for 2020: Sahil Gupta. You can read the whole story of Sahil Gupta, wanna be thief o…
    - 63 days ago, 2 Oct 20, 2:01pm -
  • Minds + Machines revenue drops 5%
    Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM: MMX) announced the Group’s unaudited interim results for the six month period ended 30 June 2020. Commenting on the results, Toby Hall, CEO of MMX, said: “As a Group our core business is profitable, cash gener…
    - 64 days ago, 1 Oct 20, 12:26pm -
  • Sahil Gupta, wanna be thief of Spase .com, falsely reports me on Twitter
    Sahil Gupta, wanna be thief of the domain name Spase.com, falsely reported me on Twitter yesterday. He blocked my account for 12 hours. This is Sahil Gupta’s story of attempting to steal a domain name AND repeatedly being a liar. Sahil Gupta blatan…
    - 65 days ago, 30 Sep 20, 1:15pm -
  • Mike Mann released 4 videos with Braden Pollock, Ari Goldberger, Mike Bahlitzanakis, etc
    Mike Mann has released 4 new videos on YouTube with guests like Braden Pollock, Ari Goldberger and Mike Bahlitzanakis. These are videos #5, #6, #7 and #8 from Mike Mann’s new live series that is out every Wednesday on YouTube and Facebook. Here is…
    - 65 days ago, 29 Sep 20, 7:46pm -
  • Greece bans 263 domain names to combat online piracy
    Greece just banned 263 domain names to combat online piracy. The Hellenic Copyright Ornanization (OPI) made the decision to ban these domains after a request of the Society for the Protection of Audiovisual Works (EPOE). EPOE is a Greek anti-piracy g…
    - 66 days ago, 28 Sep 20, 3:53pm -

Domain Incite

  • newAfter 20 years, DomainTools takes its first VC dough

    After 20 years, DomainTools takes its first VC dough

    DomainTools has taken a “significant” investment from a venture capital firm, the first outside funding its received in its 20-year history. The amount of the investment is undisclosed, but DomainTools said its investor is Battery Ventures. Batte…
    - 12 hours ago, 3 Dec 20, 2:37pm -
  • Gay charities get first taste of domain cash

    Gay charities get first taste of domain cash

    Top Level Design, which runs .gay, said today it has released its first tranche of cash to LGBTQ charities. Since its September launch, it’s handed $124,400 to non-profits CenterLink and GLAAD, the company said. Top Level Design has long promised t…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Dec 20, 2:52pm -
  • CIRA hits major .ca milestone on 20th anniversary

    CIRA hits major .ca milestone on 20th anniversary

    Canadian ccTLD registry CIRA has registered its three millionth domain, having grown .ca by over 160,000 names this year. By happy coincidence, the milestone was hit November 30, exactly 20 years after CIRA officially took over the registry from its…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Dec 20, 2:31pm -
  • .org made $97 million last year

    .org made $97 million last year

    Public Interest Registry has published its 2019 tax returns, revealing a top line of $97.1 million. That’s a tad under the $101.1 million it reported for 2018, presumably due to the declining number of .org domains under management. It lost roughly…
    - 2 days ago, 2 Dec 20, 9:39am -
  • XYZ launches its beauty-themed gTLDs with slashed prices

    XYZ launches its beauty-themed gTLDs with slashed prices

    XYZ.com is readying the launch of its four recently acquired beauty-themed gTLDs, along with one other. .skin, .hair .makeup and .beauty entered their sunrise periods today, where they will stay until February 10. All four were acquired from L’Orea…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Dec 20, 4:18pm -
  • “Criminal” domain suspensions drop again in .uk but thousands of pandemic domains frozen

    “Criminal” domain suspensions drop again in .uk but thousands of pandemic domains frozen

    Nominet suspended thousands fewer suspected criminal domains in 2020 than last year, according to the registry’s latest annual update. For the 12 months to the end of October, Nominet took down 22,158 domains, is down from 28,937 in the year-ago pe…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Dec 20, 3:57pm -
  • NameSilo in profit as sales rise 11%

    NameSilo in profit as sales rise 11%

    Canadian registrar NameSilo today reported a profit for the third quarter, as bookings increased 11% sequentially over the three months to September 30. One of the fastest-growing registrars, the company said that as of today it has 3.54 million doma…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Dec 20, 3:38pm -
  • CentralNic more than doubles revenue as parking business thrives

    CentralNic more than doubles revenue as parking business thrives

    CentralNic today reported revenue growth of 118% for the nine months to September 30, largely on the back of its recently acquired domain monetization business. The company said it made a net loss after tax of $6.2 million, compared to $6 million, on…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Nov 20, 4:21pm -
  • WIPO handles 50,000th UDRP case as coronavirus drives complaints

    WIPO handles 50,000th UDRP case as coronavirus drives complaints

    The World Intellectual Property Organization handled its 50,000th UDPR case on November 20, the organization has announced. It’s taken WIPO, which designed the policy and was the first to administer it back in 1999, over two decades to reach this m…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Nov 20, 2:35pm -
  • Brits get small reprieve in Brexit domain crackdown

    Brits get small reprieve in Brexit domain crackdown

    The .eu registry has given UK-based registrants an extra window to keep hold of their domains, which will soon be deleted due to Brexit. Brits were originally set to lose their .eu names at the end of the year, due to the expiry of the year-long Brex…
    - 4 days ago, 30 Nov 20, 1:51pm -

DN Journal

DN Academy Videos

Kickstart Commerce November 29, 2020 with Morgan Linton and Nikul Sanghvi

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GoDaddy For-Sale Landing Page Options

- 14 days ago, 20 Nov 20, 2:00pm -
Brandable Insider Domain Review #29 with Braden Pollock

- 16 days ago, 17 Nov 20, 11:25pm -
Autofill of Historical Use on the Valuation Worksheet

- 21 days ago, 13 Nov 20, 1:30pm -
Petru Mihaluta Testimonial for DNAcademy

- 24 days ago, 9 Nov 20, 10:28pm -
The DNAcademy Accelerator Batch #2 Overview

- 36 days ago, 29 Oct 20, 1:27pm -