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Gab.com sells for $20,000 more than it did in 2014

Gab.com has been reported sold by Flippa and hit Namebio tonight. The name was purchased on Sedo back in 2014 for $200,002. The name now has been listed as sold for $220,000. A recent snapshot shows the site with an ask of $250,000 Now when you look at the name in Google there is an […]

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On-line & Offline Global Domain Auction Total Amount was more than $11.3M at GDS2017

Global Domain Summit (GDS) 2017 Global Domain Summit (GDS) 2017 was held in the domain city Xiamen, China during 7th -9th July,2017. GDS 2017 is co-organized by Verisign, Godaddy, AliCloud, Baidu Cloud, eName and Bizcn. On-line & Offline Global Domain Auction was arranged in the afternoon of 8th July, 2017. There were 48 domain were […]

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The most interesting domain negotiations

Today: How logos help boost domain value / $50 Tech Logo Design Contest / DoItNow.org Sold for $6,088 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying a domain for an eco-friendly product – Be sure to check your portfolio for one of these eco-friendly domain name […]

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iBanks.com takes another price cut

iBanks.com has been around the block, the domain closed today on GoDaddy auctions at $4,550. This is the second time the name has taken a price cut over the last decade. The name registered in 1997 sold on Sedo for $38,000 on 4-3-2008. Then on this day 3 years ago the domain closed at $7,877, […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 15, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 15, 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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.CLUB revenue not all that

.CLUB Domains may be one of the 5000 fastest-growing companies in the US, according to Inc magazine, but it’s returning the majority of its revenue back to its registrars. CEO Colin Campbell revealed this week that the company returns almost 70% of its gross revenue in the form of rebates. The revelation came in an […]

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94 Domain Discoveries for August 28th

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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Pitch.com Acquired “to take on Powerpoint”

In a tweet in late September, Andrew Rosener mentioned that the Pitch.com domain name had apparently been sold over the Summer: Looks like the incredible domain name https://t.co/eZSyzoaT21 was sold in July to @pitch, a funded startup out of Berlin. GREAT name! #domainnames #digitalassets #YourDomainIsYourIdentity @DInvesting @GeorgeKirikos — Andrew Rosener (@andrewrosener) September 21, 2018 Sedo […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 5, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 5, 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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auDA car crash continues as director quits over foreign members

auDA director Tim Connell has quit the board over its decision to admit almost a thousand new members from the industry side of the house. Connell, the only remaining elected “Demand class” director, said he believes auDA will now be controlled by registrars and the new back-end registry, Afilias. In his resignation letter (pdf), Connell […]

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Data Protection/Privacy Update Webinar Scheduled for 26 September 2018

LOS ANGELES – 13 September 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that it will hold a webinar on 26 September 2018 from 15:00 to 16:00 UTC to provide an update on recent ICANN data protection/privacy activities related to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Participants are […]

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Facebook Acquires Workplace.com Domain Name

Facebook, Inc. has been buying up generic domain names lately that relate to its many offerings and this time it was Workplace.com! The domain name was owned by Workplace Technologies, LLC prior and has been registered since June 1997. Facebook has recently acquired: Groups.com, acquired: GameRoom.com, acquired: NewsFeed.com, acquired: React.com and many more! Many more? […]

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#TheTruthIsNotTruth : Another political viral term gets registered as a #domain

The focal point of this administration is truth. At least, their definition of it. From “fake news“ to retracted statements altered to suit the current agenda, Donald Trump’s 18+ months as the US president are infested with political intensity unseen before. And now, a statement by Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, seeks to redefine truth […]

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160 Domain Discoveries for August 25th

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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DomainGang has turned 9 years old!

On Wednesday, DomainGang turned nine years old – we’re now heading relentlessly towards our tenth year! More than one thousand domain related articles were published during the past year, bringing the total to 8,730! Since 2009, we strive to provide domain-centric entertainment and news coverage, using a unique angle; after all, the tagline is “Domain […]

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Here’s what ICANN’s boss is saying about Whois access now

Should ICANN become the sole source for looking up private domain registrant data? That’s one of the options for the post-GDPR world of Whois currently being mulled over on Waterfront Drive. ICANN CEO Goran Marby laid out some of ICANN’s current thinking on the future of Whois last week at an occasionally combative meeting in […]

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123 Domain Discoveries for July 4th

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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Domainers : Never feed a Tasmanian Devil!

The Fabulous.com giveaway has ended, and we have 4 winners that guessed the correct name(s) of the animal that Mike Robertson fed at the Brisbane zoo! Some of the guesses mentioned that it’s a Tasmanian Devil. Sorry, it’s not. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have extra fingers to spare, so feeding a […]

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Valuation for referral.link?

What do you think I could get for it? I think it could be used for cool memorable referral links, business.referral.link/partner where partner is the partner referring to business. submitted by /u/ahtcx [link] [comments]

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Three 5N .COMs are in the top ten Go Daddy expiring auctions this week

I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but I can’t stop noticing the trend – 5N .COMs are seeing really active bidding and four-figure prices in the aftermarket. Looking at the expired domain auctions ahead this week at Go Daddy three of the ten highest priced auctions are 5N .COMs. Here’s a look […]

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Afilias Sets GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title: Largest Migration of an Internet Top-Level Domain in a Single Transition

Afilias successfully completed the historic transition of more than 3.1 million domain names in the .au internet top level domain NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Afilias Australia Pty Ltd …

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Google to Introduce a New Top-Level Domain Called .Page

For an extra fee, you’ll have the chance to get the perfect .page domain name from participating registrar partners before standard registrations begin.

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AUCTION RECAP OF OCTOBER 10, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on October 10, 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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Prince Estate Files Suit Over Prince.com Domain Name

According to a news report in the New Jersey Law Journal (found via Law.com), the estate of the late musician known as Prince filed a lawsuit to try and get the Prince.com domain name. According to the article, “The suit claims that the company’s ownership of the domain violates §43(d) of the Lanham Act because […]

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STOP Calling Domains Real Estate – with Chris Zuiker

STOP calling domains real estate. It diminishes value by failing to create an emotional connection, which is the goal of any good brand. That’s the message from today’s Sherpa, Chris Zuiker. Investors and entrepreneurs who incorporate domains into brand strategy will benefit from today’s show.

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Are you less likely to buy a domain under 1 or 2 years old?

Today: What to look at while registering handpicked domains / Why domain age matters / SongExchange.com for $25,000 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying domains with traffic and revenue – Be sure to double check your portfolio for a traffic and revenue  domain. This […]

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VeriSign Banks on Domain Name Registration, Reports Q1 Data

VeriSign’s VRSN latest The Domain Name Industry Brief stated that domain name registrations increased 0.4% sequentially to 333.8 million across top-level domains (TLDs) at the end of the first quarter. Domain name registrations increased 3.2 million or 1 …

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16 end user domain sales: a big bank, custom bong maker and more

A Fortune 500 bank, politician, and custom bong maker bought domain names last week. Sedo’s top sale last week was Christian.com for $600,000 but we don’t know if it was an end user or investor yet. I did, however, uncover 16 domains that are end user sales, and there are surely more. One is a company […]

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The Forum adds some FAQs to help domain name disputes (UDRP and URS) after GDPR

The Forum (previously known as the National Arbitration Forum), one of the five ICANN approved domain name dispute resolution service providers, announced today that is has added a few new FAQs regarding GDPR and other privacy laws have and will continue to have an impact on the accessibility of domain WHOIS information. “As of May […]

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Who buys expired domains more, Domainers or end-users?

An interesting question came up in a post I wrote a couple of days ago about .IO sales. I said that I think the sales we see on Park.io are mostly investors, a reader of mine chimed in and suggested that they’re actually likely end-users. Now I don’t have any official data from Park.io but […]

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