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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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Luxury and new gTLDs: the report

We have identified new domain name extensions connected or related to luxury: there are international trademarks and generic terms. The strings concerned are: .VIP .GOLD .CASINO .DIAMONDS .BEST .LUXURY (s/p) .RICH .YACHTS .WHOSWHO .GUCCI ® .CHANEL ® .OMEGA ® .HERMES ® .LUXE (s/p) .CARTIER ® .RICHARDLI ® .PIAGET ® .ORIENTEXPRESS ® .LIMO .FERRARI ® .MASERATI […]

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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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What ROI do you target when you sell a domain?

Lately I have been thinking about decreasing the ROI that I look for when I sell a domain to align closer to what I would be more than happy with in any other investment vehicle. What got me thinking about ROI is a conversation I had with two different friends, one is a real estate […]

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Dynadot Passes One Million Domains Under Management

Reaching one million registered domains represents a major milestone for the San Mateo, CA, based domain registrar To commemorate passing one million domain registrations, Dynadot has created an infographic detailing the march to a million. SAN MATEO, CALIF. (PRWEB) AUGUST 13, 2018 On August 08, 2018, Dynadot LLC joined an elite group of domain name registrars, […]

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148 Domain Discoveries for August 13th

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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#Security intervention : #GoDaddy AWS infrastructure exposed, then patched

The GoDaddy infrastructure of its Amazon AWS systems was exposed; the security issue was reported and fixed very recently. According to security firm UpGuard Cyber Risk Team, the discovery involved data exposure of documents appearing to describe the GoDaddy infrastructure running in the Amazon AWS cloud. The UpGuard Cyber Risk Team reported and secured the security […]

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Daily Domain Picks 8-13-18

Daily Domain Picks 8-13-18 Nice flip on Share.cc sold for $250 at GoDaddy in 2015, sells for $7,000 on Sedo. Fast.ly closed at $5,149 on Park.io. Top sales/closes from yesterday: share.cc 7,000 USD 2018-08-12 Sedo fast.ly 5,149 USD 2018-08-12 Park.io chawan.com 3,552 USD 2018-08-12 GoDaddy 00443.com 2,655 USD 2018-08-12 GoDaddy moneycloud.com 2,200 USD 2018-08-12 NameJet […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 12, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 12, 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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Mike Mann sells 6 domains in July for $82,440 (Spicy[.]net, Consumers[.]net, etc.)

Mike Mann reported selling 6 domain names in July for a total of $82,440. Prices started at $4,888 and went up to $29,888. 4 of the domains were .com and 2 domains were .net. Usually Mike doesn’t sell a lot of domains other than .com. The average reported domain sales price was $13,740. Here is […]

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Dispute.com Auction Winner Defaults

Dispute.com sold at GoDaddy Auctions last week for $65,000. I learned that the winning bidder in this auction defaulted, and this news was confirmed to me by Paul Nicks, GM of the GoDaddy Aftermarket. The way GoDaddy’s system works on default winning bids is that the next highest bidder would get the opportunity to buy […]

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If you know you can’t pay on time- Don’t Bid

As reported by Elliot Silver the dispute.com sale did not go through at $65,000 but rather $38,000. The unfurling of the story and subsequent comments on DomainInvesting.com tell a lot. It also seems that GoDaddy needs to make some changes. Joe Styler who works for GoDaddy left a comment: The reason for default was not […]

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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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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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Dynadot eclipses 1 million domain name milestone

Domain name registrar hits key growth milestone. Domain name registrar Dynadot has hit the one million domains under management milestone. The company was founded in 2003 and became ICANN-accredited the following year. It didn’t hire its first employee until 2006. Since then, it has grown to four offices (San Mateo, CA, Beijing, Zhengzhou, Toronto). Dynadot […]

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The highest outbound domain sales ever made

Today: The value off pronounceable 5L.com’s / Asking a client if they are interested in alternative domains / API.net sold for $13,749 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: I’ll pay up to 4% of GoDaddy Appraisal – Do you have any domains in your portfolio […]

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Internet domain names in Indian scripts like Devanagari & Gujarati soon

Global internet body ICANN is working on a proposal to enable booking of website names in Indian scripts starting with Devanagari, Gurmukhi and Gujarati. A Neo-Brahmi Generation Panel (NBGP), set up u…

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Another five-figure expired domain sale is in the works at Go Daddy…and it’s a head scratcher

The summer of 2018 might be remembered as a magical time, where five-figure domains were expiring and the top ten sales had an even distribution of .COM and non .COMs. It’s a strange time, but an exciting time since there are some pretty fun domain auctions and sales to watch. The latest auction that caught […]

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134 Domain Discoveries for August 12th

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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#Domainer steals plane, crash-lands it on #MERGE! show grounds

An apparently drunk domainer stole a Cessna plane in Florida early Sunday morning, and crash-landed it on Disney World grounds. Aiming for an early – and secretive – immersion to the MERGE! 2018 conference, domain investor Bob Vince Jablowski appeared shaken but unhurt from the rough landing. “I wanted to get a head start at […]

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Daily Domain Picks 8-12-18

Daily Domain Picks 8-12-18 .Net took the top spot and .io took the second spot on Saturday. Fulfillment.net closed at $15,610 on GoDaddy and epay.io closed at $10,100 on Park.io. Epay.com is a developed website and business based out of Hong Kong. Top sales/closes from yesterday: fulfillment.net 15,610 USD 2018-08-11 GoDaddy epay.io 10,100 USD 2018-08-11 […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 11, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 11, 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 Poll: Do You Own Domain Company Stock?

Some of the largest domain industry companies are publicly traded on major stock markets. GoDaddy, Verisign, Neustar, Web.com, Tucows, and others are actively traded. Because of my business, I have enough domain industry exposure, and I don’t invest in domain name stocks. It’s possible there are some investments in various funds that involve domain industry […]

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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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I was wrong, Famous Four bosses WERE kicked out

Famous Four Media’s portfolio of gTLDs is under new management after an investor rebellion, contrary to what I speculated earlier this week. FFM’s former stable, which includes the likes of .men and .science, is now being managed by a company calling itself GRS Domains, but this new company has absolutely nothing to do with FFM’s […]

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Tucows changes the format of its quarterly earnings conference call, and it’s a great idea

New investor call model should be emulated. Publicly traded companies release their earnings once a quarter. They follow it up with an analyst and shareholder call that goes something like this: The CEO talks about what happened during the quarter. Then she hands it off to the CFO, who recaps the essential numbers. Then the […]

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Almost 1,000 new domain names in county

Almost a thousand new .ie domains were registered in Wicklow in the first half of 2018, according to the latest Domain Profile Report published last week by the IE Domain Registry, the company that ma…

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Radix Releases Its Bi-Annual Premium Domain Report Covering First Half of 2018

Radix has published its premium report data for the period 1st Jan to 30th June 2018. Coin.store, a developed website out of China, was the top premium registration. Some of the key highlights from this report are: Radix crosses $1.1 Million in Premium Revenue across 1200 domains Revenue split: 51% revenue comes from new registrations […]

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Fast.ly could become the top .LY sale of 2018

I’m not used to seeing .ly domains top a domain auction list, but this is one of those weeks. Fast.ly is currently sitting at $2,050 at Park.io with a week to go, which means the price is likely to go quite a bit higher. Of course, four and five figure offers for .LY names isn’t […]

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Method of Valuation for Exact Match Domain Names

Today: Number of domain investors that develop their assets / Asking a buyer what their development idea is prior to negotiations / The average floor value of NLL.in domains / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Domain Investor Meetup in Boston area – Are you in […]

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