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Selling domains in China

February 17th, 2017 Comments off

ChopChop Domains published a video on their YouTube channel that delves into selling domains in China. The video details the adventure from March 2014 to January 2017. Besides domain names it seems there were a lot of dumplings consumed. Follow key executives from ChopChop’s parent company, TLD Registry, Ltd. (and their marketing partners from .CLUB) […]

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Company Using Hand Registered Domain in 2015 Which Dropped in 2012; Raises $6.5 Million

February 16th, 2017 Comments off

I just got finished reading a post in Venturebeat.com about a company named Reply All, which just raised $6.5 million dollars and whose website is ReplyAll.com The domain name has an original registration date in 2008 but was deleted for non-payment of renewal fees on March 27, 2012 by a former registrant. The domain sat […]

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When hashtags and domain names collide

February 15th, 2017 Comments off

The hashtag #Resist and the use of the word has been trending all over Twitter and the media to protest President Trump’s agenda and really picked up steam since the Grammy awards aired on Sunday. In many cases hashtags lead people to the matching .com site and in the case of Resist.com, all anti-President Trump […]

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Exclusive: Rick Schwartz Thinks Use of Domains In The Super Bowl Over Hashtags Is A Game Changer For The Domain Industry

February 11th, 2017 Comments off

Legendary Domain investor Rick Schwartz a/k/a the Domain King, wrote to me about the post we published about earlier this week from MarketingLand.com, that Domain Names appeared in substantially more television commercials  that aired during the Super Bowl than Hashtags and Facebook Pages. He thinks it’s a game changer, a reset in the importance of […]

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The Trademark ClearingHouse Worked So Well One Company Got 24 new gTLD using The Famous Trademark “The”

February 1st, 2017 Comments off

The Trademark ClearingHouse (TMCH) which was set up/ contracted by ICANN to protect those famous worldwide brand names from abuse by those nasty domain name squatters resulted in a whole new industry. Those playing the TMCH for their own benefit to get first jump at new gTLD domain names to get registered in Sunrise ahead […]

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CENTR Report: 309.4 Million Domains At End of 2016

January 28th, 2017 Comments off

DomainWire Global TLD Stat Report published its  CENTR’s quarterly publication covering status and trends in global top-level domains with a focus on European ccTLDs (country code top-level domains). At the end of Q4 2016 there were 309.4 million domain names across all top-level domains (TLDs) globally. Net growth over the quarter was around 1.03 million […]

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RightOfTheDot/Namescon Domain Auction Has Over $525K in Bids Above Reserve

January 21st, 2017 Comments off

With several days to go before the live domain name auction from Namescon over $525,000 in domains have already received bids at or above reserve at Namejet.com; meaning they will sell according to Monte Cahn President of RightoftheDot . Here is the list of the 155 domain names that hit reserve as of January 19th […]

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Rightside Sells Enom to Tucows For $76.7 Million Cash

January 20th, 2017 Comments off

Rightside Group, Ltd. (NAME), today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of eNom to Tucows Inc. (TCX) for $83.5 million, less a net working capital adjustment of $6.8 million, resulting in net cash at closing of $76.7 million. eNom has approximately 14.5 million domains under management and generated approximately $116.5 […]

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Namescon/RightoftheDot Auction is One Week From Today: Here Are Some Of The Most Interesting Domains

January 16th, 2017 Comments off

The live RightoftheDot domain name auction at Namescon will take place one week from today on January 23rd starting at 3pm PST. I would urge everyone in the domain industry or looking to get in to attend.  I will be at the conference as well. As for the auction, Remote bidding will be available on […]

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.Com Registrations Back Over 127 Million

January 15th, 2017 Comments off

According to Verisign the number of .Com domain names in the Domain Name Base are back over 127 million after dropping below that number briefly in December. It seems that the huge domain registration volume that occurred in the 4Q of 2015 have now recycled through.  Those domain names that were dropped after the first […]

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