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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday September 12th , 2018

  I hate losing a deal over a $300 but I lost one yesterday over exactly that amount.  I had an offer for $3500 from a broker at eName.  I told them I wanted $5500.  I do think it will be worth more down the road but you can say that about all domains . […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 24, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on June 24, 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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Brandable domain name sales week 26: Karpool.com, BeWoke.com, SecretBase.com

It was a bit of a slow week for the brandables with just one sale in the five-figure range. That sale was LivingOnLight.com, a domain name from Mike Mann his portfolio. Michael Cyger sold Karpool.com for a cool $6,500 after receiving an inquiry for the domain through an Efty landing page. The domain name sold […]

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Seven with #Sedo : Eighth anniversary auction of dot .CO #domain names!

Sedo, a premium DomainGang sponsor, is celebrating the 8th anniversary of dot .CO with a grand auction of premium domain names. More than 160 premium .CO keywords are available to acquire, when the Sedo auction begins this Thursday, July 26th; it will end on August 2nd, 2018. Dot .CO domains are used by tens of […]

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Proposals for Kannada, Oriya and Telugu Scripts' Root Zone Label Generation Rules

Open Date: 8 August 2018 Close Date: 20 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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Mike Mann : They are trying to grab my 20 year old #domain Tasty .com

Domain investor, Mike Mann, raised a lot of concern today, about his generic domain name, Tasty.com. Mike said that he’s owned the domain for 20 years, although it was registered in 2003: “Buzzfeed has lawyers trying to steal Tasty.com . A dictionary word domain Ive owned for 20 years, prior to their birth. You can […]

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Miami man sues France — the country — for seizing his domain name

Domain names are hot property for countries. Israel.com sold for almost $6 million in 2008. Korea.com went for $5 million in 2000. Now, a Miami man is suing France – the country – for seizing his doma…

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Donuts to be acquired by private equity firm Abry Partners

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

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A Typical Day In The Domain Name Business

Today: End users buying at X then selling at Y / Sold .ac domain for $400 / Need a forex domain with traffic / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: looking for hunting and fishing related names in .com – Do you have any hunting or […]

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RHD.com sold for $35,000

Today: Outbound domain sales advise / Hand registered .com for $0.88!!!! / Domain hack vs .com (for New Gs investors) / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Keep domains private for higher value for future companies – Do you think public sales listings hurt the value […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 26, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 26, 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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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday September 9th , 2018

There was a comment from a reader at Mr. Rick Schwartz’s blog yesterday.  “Unfortunately it’s a buddy system with some brokers and domain auction houses. If you’re not a buddy, you’re on the outside looking in”  I used to think the same thing.  Eventually realized it wasn’t them, it was me.  I didn’t have anything that helped […]

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My “Wanted” Tweet Resulted in an Acquisition

I’ve posted a few domain name “wanted” articles and forum threads over the years with mixed success. I can’t recall ever buying a domain name that was submitted in response to one of these call to actions, but I may have. More often than not though, it ends up with a whole bunch of submissions […]

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Brandable domain name sales week 23: SportLine.com, CandyPay.com, DogWorld.com

Marketplace Sedo closed some impressive brandable domain name sales last week with the $50,000 sale of SportLine.com topping the chart. The domain name currently redirects to a company selling horse riding apparel. Another noticeable sale was that of CandyPay.com which was purchased for $20,000 by Kaidianbao Payment Service Co, a payment company from Shanghai, China. DogWorld.com […]

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Mastermind.com Sold for $275,000

Domain broker Darryl Lopes shared a YouTube video that was uploaded in July that reveals the Mastermind.com domain name was purchased for $275,000. Because the Escrow.com invoice looked a bit funky to me (the domain name was covered up), I did a bit of investigating to confirm the veracity of the report. In doing a […]

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Why Cyril Fremont just bought an entire TLD – DNW Podcast #203

Entrepreneur has a unique idea for the .best top level domain name. My guest is Cyril Fremont, an entrepreneur who recently acquired the .Best top level domain name. His story is very different from most people running a new top level domain. Fremont originally looked at acquiring a TLD as a way to save money […]

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NameJet December sales led by eLuxury.com

NameJet released their December sales data, the top sale was eLuxury.com at $35,200. The homepage currently shows a file directory. Three letter .coms took over the next 3 spots with Heh.com being the top 3L.com sale at $33,200. Tryp.com already up and running, it is an on demand delivery software. The domain sold for $12,600. […]

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Minds + Machines Acquires ICM Registry in Cash + Stock Deal Valued at $41 Million

New gTLD registry operator Minds + Machines (MMX) has acquired ICM Registry and its four adult -related TLDs – xxx, .porn, .sex and .adult.

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Top Domain Sales of the Year – DNW Podcast #197

Reviewing the top domain names sales so far this year. For this week’s special edition of the Domain Name Wire Podcast, I review the top 10 public domain name sales of the year as reported by DN Journ…

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Could a new US law make GDPR irrelevant?

Opponents of Whois privacy are pushing for legislation that would basically reverse the impact of GDPR for the vast majority of domain names. Privacy advocate Milton Mueller of the Internet Governance Project today scooped the news that draft legislation to this effect is being circulated by “special interests” in Washington DC. He’s even published the […]

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Internet grows to 333.8m domains in Q1 2018 with no help from new gTLDs

Verisign released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the first quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 333.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs),  an increase of  approximately 1.4 million domain name registrations, or 0.4 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2017.1,2 Domain name registrations have grown […]

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New Zealand's Domain Name Commission Wins Injunction in a Lawsuit Against DomainTools

New Zealand’s Domain Name Commission today won a motion for preliminary injunction in a US lawsuit against the company DomainTools. Plaintiff argued that DomainTools breached the Commission’s terms of use and exposed details of domain name holders who choose to have their details kept private. Domain Name Commissioner, Brent Carey, in a release today said: […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 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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What do you think of SitePromotion.com? submitted by /u/sitepromotionDOTcom [link] [comments]

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After ICANN nod, MMX buys .xxx

MMX has closed the acquisition of porn-focused ICM Registry, after receiving the all-clear from ICANN for the contract transfers. The deal is worth roughly $41 million — $10 million cash and about $31 million in stock. ICM runs .xxx from the 2003 gTLD application round (though it didn’t go live until 2011) and .porn, .adult […]

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When the Backend Domain Name Registry Is Too Expensive

What we call a “backend registry” is the mandatory technical platform to operate a domain name extension and all registries have one. It is the backend registry that allows accredited registrars to technically sell domain names for each top-level domain (TLD). The question here is: what happens to a registry, who sells domain names to […]

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Payoneer Decides to Shut Down the Domain Escrow Service They Launched Two Years Ago

Despite positive reviews from customers Payoneer has decided to leave the domain escrow business just two years after entering the field.

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Morgan Freeman just lost his domain name

Morgan Freeman, the 81 year old American actor, forgot to renew his domain name morganfreeman.com. The domain name expired and now has a new owner. Morgan Freeman lost his domain name because he did not renew it until April 13, 2018 when it was due for renewal. The renewal of a .com domain name cost […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 29, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 29, 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 9-12-18

Daily Domain Picks 9-12-18 Better.io was the high sale on Tuesday, this time it sold on Sedo as opposed to Park.io. Top sales/closes from yesterday: better.io 9,999 USD 2018-09-11 Sedo technewstoday.com 7,200 USD 2018-09-11 GoDaddy batteryworld.com 7,199 USD 2018-09-11 NameJet tripleone.com 6,000 USD 2018-09-11 Sedo nextmatter.com 5,000 USD 2018-09-11 Sedo print-point.de 4,635 USD 2018-09-11 Sedo […]

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