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Evaluating Domain Hacks

Today: Christian.com sold for $600,000 / DomainX 2018 – A Super Domaining Show again! / Meichou.com sold for $7,877 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying Block/Coin/Chain/Blockchain/Crypto Domains – Be sure to check your domain portfolio for one of these domain assets. If your domain […]

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132 Domain Discoveries for August 15th

Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to the top. Today’s […]

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QC .com : Two letter .com #domain heads over to #China

Two letter .com domains are the cream of the crop of any acquisition. Domain investor, George Kirikos, announced that QC.com has changed hands, and it’s now under Chinese control. QC is a great letter combination, as it’s a common abbreviation for “quality control” in products. That’s a hint of an oxymoron right there: Chinese products […]

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Espresso.net closes at $10,001 in a battle between two bidders

As I mentioned earlier today I started tracking GoDaddy public auctions lately. I had another domainer ask why they didn’t seem to do as well as expired auctions. (People would rather donate to GoDaddy than another domainer?). In talking with Michael Sumner he explained that Namebio has not tracked GoDaddy public auctions, no real way […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 14, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 14, 2018. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where […]

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Liquid domains market: GDPR cools down Escrow.com reported sales

GDPR COOLS DOWN REPORTED SALES: As GDPR takes effect, Escrow.com reports the lowest volume of sales since the start of LXDO. GGRG Brokerage Consulting and Giuseppe Graziano published the 2nd quarter of 2018 Liquid Domains Market Overview partnering with Escrow.com and Estibot’s parent company Intelium and ShortNames.com. This report is focused on 2018 Q2 and presents key statistics of the domains that […]

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In the next round of new extensions will .Coin go for a pretty penny?

When the next round of new gtlds comes around, (yes there will be another round). What will be the extensions in demand? As many know Mike was involved heavily in the first round of new gtld’s consulting with Monte at RightofTheDot.com. Mike and I had a conversation where he shared with me that many people […]

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Daily Poll: Will the “Chip” Market Make a Comeback?

Giuseppe Graziano published his market report this week, and it wasn’t great news for Chinese Premium “Chip” domain names. Ray Hackney wrote about this yesterday. I own a couple domain names that would be considered “Chips,” but I also think they are good for Western buyers as well. I don’t closely follow this market, so […]

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Namecheap hits $109.1 million revenue in 2017

One of the largest domain name registrars crossed the 9 figure mark in 2017. Domain name registrar Namecheap has been a big domain name registrar for a long time but didn’t always show up on top registrar lists because it was an Enom reseller. Now that it has pulled most of its domains onto its […]

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How a single Whois complaint got this registrar shitcanned

A British registrar has had its ICANN contract terminated after a lengthy, unprecedented fight instigated by a single complaint about the accuracy of a single domain’s Whois. Astutium, based in London and with about 5,000 gTLD domains under management, finally lost its right to sell gTLD domains last week, after an angry battle with ICANN […]

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Fast.ly sold for $5,149

Today: Looking to buy Quality domain names / How to check whois for .PE domains / Instant Cash – Buying quality .com domains! / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: UnsolvedMysteries.net – This sounds like an interesting domain name asset. I remember seeing a TV show […]

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Top website security threats and malware families

This article was originally published on May 29, 2014. It was updated on August 14, 2018. You can’t take website security threats seriously enough — especially if your customers entrust you with their credit card information and other sensitive data. From using strong passwords to defending your site against images that attack, taking the important […]

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Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in July

With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trending keywords reflected by domain name registrations. We have shown in the past that there is a correlation between domain name registrations and newsworthy and popular events, as well as anticipated trends. Keeping in the spirit of the zeitgeist that .com and […]

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Call for SO/AC Nominations to the New ICANN Fellowship Selection Committee and Guidance on Outreach Goals

LOS ANGELES – 13 August 2018 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced upcoming changes to the New Fellowship Program Approach following the end of its public comment period. ICANN Supporting Organizations (SO) and Advisory Committees (AC) are invited to contribute as follows: Set two-year outreach and promotion goals As […]

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Domain Names Markets 2016-2024: Focus on Country Code TLDs & Generic TLDs – Global Strategic Business Report 2018 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug 14, 2018–The “Domain Names – Global Strategic Business Report” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The report provides separate comprehensive anal…

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Global Domain Names Markets to 2024: .com Still Market Leader, But New gTLDs Fast Catching Up

The “Domain Names – Global Strategic Business Report” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Did you know that we also offer Custom Research? Visit our Custom Research page to lea…

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Challenging UDRP Awards in Federal Court: Recent Outcomes

Challenging UDRP awards in actions under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) is infrequent though steady. There are currently a number of court filings in U.S. district courts that are in the early stages, most notably the ADO.com case reported on in an earlier essay and several others have either been referred to mediation (the […]

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TJX Acquires Sierra.com From Activision For Sierra Trading Post

The TJX Companies have acquired the premium generic domain name Sierra.com from Activision Publishing Inc. for an undisclosed amount. TJX is a publicly traded company, so there is potential that the purchase price may be revealed in a SEC filing at a later date. Although, the companies revenue is $33 billion (2016), even if they […]

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How much should startups spend on SEO?

It’s a question that I’ve asked myself at different points in our startup journey, how much should we spend on SEO? The answer to this question in the early days of a startup are different years later. Also B2B and B2C companies will also have different answers since they might not get their leads the […]

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TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 8/14/2018!

Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 8/14/2018. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a comment below! Good Luck! SnapNames best of the Drop List! custom-click.com kuyumculuk.com […]

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133 Domain Discoveries for August 14th

Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to the top. Today’s […]

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Liquid domains did not have a good second quarter according to report

Giuseppe Graziano released his LXDO liquid domains market report for the second quarter. As GDPR takes effect, Escrow.com reports the lowest volume of sales since the start of LXDO. Giuseppe commented that the median values of disclosed transactions also recorded very large decreases in almost all categories. This calls for caution in view of the […]

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#Sedo sales report : #Domain names sold during the week ending 8/12/2018 led by Christian.com

Welcome to the weekly edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the week ending August 12th, 2018. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, sponsors of DomainGang. One six figure sale this week, along with 7 domains that sold in the five figure range for .com, and in particular: christian.com […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 13, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 13, 2018. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where […]

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Christian.com sells at Sedo for $600k – It sold again for $600k in 2009!

Dave Evanson, a Sedo broker, announced today they the domain name Christian.com sold at Sedo for $600,000. The domain is still parked at Sedo and whois at GoDaddy still shows the Sedo Transfer Service as the owner, so the new owner is not known yet. The remarkable here is that christian.com was once again sold in 2009 by […]

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Sedo weekly sales led by Christian.com

Sedo reported their weekly sales and Christian.com led the way at $600,000. The domain sold for the same price 9 years ago. VideoEditor.com was second at $49,000. 46 .com sales 28 cctld sales 8 other tld sales I thought uGold.com was a good buy at $2,500.   Domain name Price Currency .COMs christian.com 600,000 USD […]

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Look at the Other Extensions

When I receive an offer or inquiry, I tend to do a little research before replying. I want to see who is interested in acquiring my domain name, and I also want to see why they might be interested in buying the domain name. To do this cursory research, Google, LinkedIn, and even Facebook are […]

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Photos & Highlights from the 1st Edition of the Indian Domain Summit in Kolkata, India

The rapidly growing domain industry in India got another shot in the arm Saturday when the new Indian Domain Summit had a successful 1st run in Kolkata.

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Christian.com domain name sells for $600,000 (again)

Domain name sells for the exact same price that it sold for in 2009. Sedo domain name broker Dave Evanson announced today that he brokered the sale of the Christian.com domain name for $600,000: Just sold Christian(.)com for $600,000 @sedo!! Congrats to buyer and seller!! — dave evanson (@SedoDaveEvanson) August 14, 2018 The domain name […]

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How Big Is the Domain Business?

When you’re standing close to ICANN, the domain business may seem pretty big, but when you stand farther away, not so much. Verisign’s revenues are about $1 billion/year. The .COM and .NET top-level domains together have about 150M names. The next biggest gTLDS are .ORG with 25M and .INFO with 12M. The biggest new TLDs […]

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