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#Bodis founder acquires Ads.com #domain from #NameFind

Big news tonight, as Ads.com has been sold for an undisclosed sum, to Bodis founder, Matt Wegrzyn. The ultra premium three letter domain was acquired from NameFind LLC, the domain portfolio company operated by GoDaddy. Registered in 1998, Ads.com is a perfect match for a PPC company like Bodis, and after its acquisition it will […]

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BrandBucket partnering with Sedo to market names

BrandBucket is now going to be syndicating their inventory on Sedo. According to news in the recent newsletter, How it works: We are partnering with 3rd Party Marketplaces so sellers can seamlessly publish their domains on multiple platforms. Currently, through your BrandBucket account with one click you can opt-in to have BrandBucket market your names on Sedo […]

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Domain Names: .ME to allow IDN registrations

doMEn d.o.o., the Registry for the .ME country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD), has recently announced that it would soon allow the registration of Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs) under .ME. IDNs …

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Payoneer Exiting Domain Escrow Business

Payoneer Escrow sent out an email to some of its partners today to inform them that the company is exiting the domain escrow business, and I was forwarded the email. Payoneer Head of Strategy and Business Development Matt Watts sent an email stating, “it’s with sincere apologies that I’m sharing news that Payoneer is discontinuing our […]

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Ice Announces the Sale of the Ice.com Domain and a New Address

To focus on building out this modern technology and product platform, Ice has sold the Ice.com domain name and is doubling down on growth via their new online address: www.icetrends.com. Customers wil…

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KeyDrive reverses into CentralNic in $55 million deal

CentralNic this morning confirmed that it has signed a deal to merge with KeyDrive to dramatically grow its market share in the registrar and registry markets. The deal, technically a reverse takeover, is worth up to $55 million, $10.5 million of which is performance-related. KeyDrive is the holding company for brands including the registrars Key-Systems, […]

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Proposals for Devanagari, Gurmukhi, and Gujarati Scripts' Root Zone‬ Label Generation Rules

Open Date: 27 July 2018 Close Date: 10 September 2018 Originating Organization: Global Domains Division Categories/Tags: Top-Level Domains Brief Overview: The Neo-Brahmi Script Generation Panel (NBGP) was formed by nine communities that use scripts derived from the Brahmi script. NBGP is developing Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR) for Bengali, Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Kannada, Malayalam, […]

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The Future of Domain Extensions

Today: Taige.com sold for $3,701 / Why do people buy these domains? / Looking for your best Typo domains with TRAFFIC / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: MiniDrones.net – There’s a market for drones these days as more regulation pours in and competitors gear up […]

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MMX waving goodbye to .london? Boss puts focus on renewal profits, China

MMX’s revenue from domain renewals could cover all of its expenses within the next 24 months, if everything goes to plan, according to CEO Toby Hall. Hall was speaking to DI this evening after the company reported its first-half financial results, which saw revenue up 22% to $6.4 million and a net loss of $14.7 […]

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ICANN denies it’s in bed with trademark lawyers

ICANN chair Cherine Chalaby has strongly denied claims from non-commercial stakeholders that its attitude to Whois reform is “biased” in favour of “special interests” such as trademark lawyers. In a remarkably fast reply (pdf) to a scathing October 17 letter (pdf) from the current and incoming chairs of the Non-Commercial Stakeholders Group, Chalaby dismissed several […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 5, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on November 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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Daily Domain Picks 6-26-18

Daily Domain Picks 6-26-18 Numerics, 3character and a .toys all took the top spots on Monday. Orgasm.toys sold for $5,000 on Sedo. Top sales/closes from yesterday: 75678.com 11,161 USD 2018-06-25 DropCatch t59.com 5,500 USD 2018-06-25 NameJet orgasm.toys 5,000 USD 2018-06-25 Sedo nudy.com 4,100 USD 2018-06-25 NameJet a-k.com 3,950 USD 2018-06-25 NameJet innovativelandscapes.com 3,047 USD 2018-06-25 […]

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Confused Which Domain to Buy for Your Business? Use a Domain Name Generator!

Choosing a domain name is a challenging task and you can end up paying thousands of dollars for a domain name and still you will not be able to find a domain name of your choice as there are already m…

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Domain Name System Tools will register a 11.7% CAGR in terms of revenue, reach US$ 1430 million by 2023, from US$ 740 million in 2017

Domain Name System (DNS) is a decentralized naming system for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet or a private network. It consists of various information with domain names …

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ICANN #63 in Barcelona is next month

Meeting will attract policymakers, registries, registrars and domain investors. ICANN #63 takes place in Barcelona, Spain next month from October 20-25. I was on the fence about going but booked my travel over the weekend. I find ICANN meetings to be a good place to catch up with registries, registrars, service providers and domainers in […]

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WARNING: Google has a bug allowing possibly TM infringing ads to appear on your domain landing pages

This is a warning to be taken very seriously by all domainers that park their domain name with PPC ads. Google currently has a bug allowing possibly trademark infringing ads to appear on your domain name landing pages. I got confirmation from 2 different parking companies (Uniregistry and ParkingCrew) and I have seen the landers […]

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136 Domain Discoveries for October 8th

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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ICA points out the absence of any ICANN oversight over the UDRP

ICA sent a letter to ICANN pointed out the absence of any ICANN oversight over the UDRP such as an office or staff, regular review process, complaints procedure, or contracts with existing UDRP dispute resolution service providers. ICA requests that ICANN includes a budget for such oversight in its current budgeting process. Read the full […]

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Group discusses Dot-Brand domains in Barcelona

Angie Graves reports on the Brand Registry Group meeting in Barcelona last week. Cole Quinn (Microsoft) comments during the Brand Registry Group meeting in Barcelona October 25. Photo courtesy Martin Sutton/Brand Registry Group. What better way to break up the monotony of dry ICANN policy sessions than a gathering with speakers addressing real-world practices and […]

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165 Domain Discoveries for November 9th

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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Remotely interested

You might be surprised to learn that, according to the International Telecommunications Union, about half of the global populace now use the internet. Those of us residing in (relatively) developed countries view internet access as a human right and a vehicle for promoting economic growth and social equity. Interestingly, fully 84% of the worldwide population […]

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#Domain name Cowboy.com sold to a Belgian #bike startup

The domain name Cowboy.com has a new registrant, as of August 30th. The aged, generic domain changed hands, after being brokered by Sedo for some time. The domain was registered in 1994. Belgian bike making startup, Cowboy, acquired the domain for an unspecified amount. The company upgraded their domain from Cowboy.bike and recently announced that […]

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Donuts Holder of the Largest Portfolio of New TLDs Acquired by Abry Partners

Donuts Inc., a global leader in new top-level domains (TLDs), has announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Abry Partners, a private equity firm. Terms and timing of the agreement are not disclosed. Donuts holds the world’s largest portfolio of new TLDs, which includes a wide variety of names such […]

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144 Domain Discoveries for September 26th

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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Proposal for Sinhala Script Root Zone‬ Label Generation Rules

Open Date: 2 October 2018 Close Date: 14 November 2018 Originating Organization: Global Domains Division Categories/Tags: Top-Level Domains Brief Overview: The Sinhala script community has formed the Sinhala script Generation Panel (GP), which in turn has developed a Proposal for the Sinhala Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules (Proposal [XML, 17 KB] and Supporting Documentation […]

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Ahashare ‘Disappears’ After Domain Name Suspension

The popular torrent site Ahashare has been unreachable for more than a week now. The site’s domain name is currently listed as “suspended” by the registrar, hinting at possible legal issues.

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Bruce Jaffe is leaving as CEO of domain name company Donuts Inc.

Bruce Jaffe is stepping down as CEO of Kirkland-based domain name company Donuts Inc, which struck a deal in September to be sold to Abry Partners, a private equity firm based in Boston. Jaffe, a form…

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Six-Figure Sale of a 2-Letter ccTLD Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart

The ccTLDs had their second big week in a row – ringing up the week’s biggest domain sale and taking 5 places on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart.

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Malibu: a Million Dollar Domain Name For a Billion Dollar Beach

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla., Nov. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The domain name Malibu.com will be sold at auction on December 5, 2018. Bidders from around the world have already expressed interest. This could be …

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New York frozen-drink maker sues cybersquatter over alleged domain-name shakedown

A new lawsuit alleges a food company called Daily Harvest is being extorted by a cybersquatter redirecting potential customers visiting a website they assume belongs to the company to controversial we…

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