December, 2018

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Mike Mann sells 8 domains in November for $122,788 (LungCancerCenter[.]com, AfricaPartners[.]com, etc.)

Mike Mann reported selling 8 domain names in November for a total of $122,788. Prices started at $6,500 and went up to $30,000. Mike Mann sold 7 .com domains and 1 .org. The average reported domain sales price was $15,349. Here is a look at some of Mike Mann’s domain sales and acquisitions from November …

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Uniregistry removes TopCoin

Say goodbye to TopCoin as Uniregistry (now Uni) removes TopCoin from its platform in 2019. Starting January 1st, 2019 Uniregistry will no longer issue TopCoin as a reward currency. Existing TopCoin owners will have until March 31st, 2019 to redeem their TopCoins with Uni. At least this is what Uni said as I have never …

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Escrow.com now accepts Australian dollars

Escrow.com announced that it now accepts Australian dollars to its escrow service. Escrow.com also accepts USD and Euro. Escrow.com can be used for secure transactions involving any item of value, including domain names, vehicles, machinery, aircraft, space station hotel deposits or anything that a business or an individual might want to buy or sell safely …

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Escrow.com announces the appointment of former HSBC Vice President

Escrow.com has appointed former HSBC Vice President, Senior Manager Regional Regulatory Compliance Officer – West Coast, Fereba Ashufta, to lead its Anti Money Laundering Compliance Program. Ms Ashufta joins Escrow.com as BSA / AML Compliance Officer from HSBC, where she provided guidance in an advisory capacity to the Retail Banking and Wealth Management segment of …

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Trending domain name keywords: token, college, custody, litigation, paradise

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of November 2018 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. You can find the list from last month here. My experience shows that 700 or 800 (or even less) domain registrations are enough to bring a keyword into the …

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A few important observations on the Tesla.com sale

Yesterday it was revealed that the domain name Tesla.com sold for $11 million in 2016 to Tesla Motors and Elon Musk. I have a few important observations that are worth noting regarding this deal and the people involved: The domain name sold for $11 million because obviously the seller was not motivated. Elon Musk was …

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Elon Musk paid $11 million to purchase the domain name Tesla.com

Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla, revealed today the purchase price of the domain name Tesla.com. He paid $11 million to buy Tesla.com in February 2016 from its previous owner. The purchase price was not known until today. The domain name Tesla.com was owned by a Stuart Grossman of California since at least the …

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EU/EEA citizens will be able to register .eu domains even if they live outside of the EU

The European Parliament, the Council, and the European Commission reached an agreement on 5 December on the new rules guiding the .eu top-level domain (TLD). Negotiators agreed on the reform of the .eu TLD to adapt its current rules to the fast-changing domain name market in order to strengthen its link with the growing Digital …

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Jonathon Nevett named CEO of the .org registry (Public Interest Registry)

Public Interest Registry (PIR), the nonprofit operator of the .org domain, announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously selected Jonathon Nevett as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective December 17, 2018. “It is my great pleasure to announce Jonathon Nevett’s appointment as the new CEO of Public Interest Registry,” said Lise Fuhr, chair of …

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Internet grows to 342.4 million domain name registrations

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) announced that the third quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 342.4 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of approximately 2.6 million domain name registrations, or 0.8 percent, compared to the second quarter of 2018.1,2 Domain name registrations have grown by approximately 11.7 million, or 3.5 percent, year …

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I have now completely left Uniregistry!

I have now left Uniregistry once and for all. Yes, I am now completely Uniregistry free and it feels great. The company had great potential when it started but it has been going downhill for the past 2-3 years due to poor business and management decisions and some marketing disasters. I have left Uniregistry (now …

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Bipartisan.com sold for $7,000 – What do you think?

Reportedly, the domain name Bipartisan.com sold for $7,000 last week at Sedo. I say reportedly as I don’t know if the domain has been paid for. Bipartisan.com was on a regular public auction on Sedo with a single $7,000 bid. Maybe it was pushed to auction by the seller after it got that single bid. …

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The Namescon domain auction will use Namejet after all

Monte Cahn confirmed on Twitter that the Namescon 2019 domain name auction will use Namejet for its backend after all. Last week I wrote that the Namescon auction was going to be running on GoDaddy auctions. It seemed logical since GoDaddy now owns the Namescon conference. My article was based on the Right Of The …

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