January, 2019

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Escrow.com revealed the 10 highest-grossing domain brokers of 2018

Escrow.com recognizes the domain name industry’s biggest players, revealing the 2019 Master of Domains Awards winners at NamesCon 2019 in Las Vegas. Escrow.com has revealed the winners of the 2019 Master of Domains Awards, which recognises the top names in the domains industry for the deals they’ve closed in the preceding year (2018). The 2019 …

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NamesCon 2019 day 3: Best sessions on Tuesday

The NamesCon 2019 live domain name auction was held yesterday in Las Vegas. The total sales were $2,237,000. OL.com sold for $900k, DomainNames.com sold for $370k and leads.com sold for $435k. Here are the complete results of the live NamesCon domain name auction. Here is what caught my eye from the Tuesday’s sessions and events …

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NamesCon domain auction results: $2,2m total sales, OL.com sells for $900k

RightOfTheDot conducted the live auction today January 28, 2019 at the NamesCon conference at the New Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. 132 lots went into the live auction which was conducted in the room at NamesCon. Online participation for the live auction was possible using a Namejet account. OL.com sold for $900k, …

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Complete list of domains in the live NamesCon auction

RightOfTheDot will conduct the live auction today January 28, 2019 at 4:00 PM Pacific Time at the NamesCon conference at the New Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. 132 lots will be into the live auction which will be conducted in the room at NamesCon. Online participation for the live auction will be …

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NamesCon 2019 day 2: Best sessions on Monday

NamesCon 2019 started yesterday in Las Vegas. This will be the last year the event is held in Las Vegas. Next year NamesCon Global moves to Austin, Texas. This is a welcomed change for me. I just hope the event keeps moving every year so I can visit more places in the US. Here is …

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NamesCon moves to Austin, Texas in 2020

It was announced today in LasVegas that NamesCon will move to Austin, Texas next year. The first NamesCon took place in Las Vegas in 2014 and stayed there for a total of 6 years. This year is the last event to be held in Las Vegas. The 2020 event will be in Austin, Texas. The …

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Welcome to NamesCon 2019! Best sessions on Sunday!

Welcome to NamesCon 2019! I may not be attending this year but my am paying close attention to what is happening in Las Vegas. Sunday is the first day of the conference and it seems that Sunday has become the new Wednesday at least in terms of attendance. Wednesday has almost nothing on the agenda …

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Names.club starts accepting any extension, including .COM names

.CLUB domains announced today that at NamesCon Global 2019 in Las Vegas the Names.club marketplace will begin allowing premium names with any extension, including .COM names, to be listed for sale. .Club is excited to make a much wider range of brandable and keyword domains available with 60-month Easy Payments, as they say they are …

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I am not going to NamesCon Global 2019

I am not going to NamesCon Global in Las Vegas this year. After 4 years in a row I will miss this year’s event. Although I had my NamesCon pass for many months now something was holding me back from booking my flights and hotel to Las Vegas. I then decided before Christmas to take …

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Renew or drop? Using GoDaddy domain name appraisals!

To renew or not? The one question that comes up tens, hundreds or thousands of times each year for every domainer. Should you pay for the domain name renewal or drop the (bad) domain and save a few bucks? There are many signals to help you determine if a domain should be renewed. The point …

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.Club makes price changes on premium domains

.Club announced some price changes and additions to their Tier premium names available through the registrar channel, including the addition of many high-value names that have never been offered by registrars. .Club is adding a NEW tier with a suggested retail price of $19,000, containing approximately 117 names. These are names that were previously priced …

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Top 10 domain name articles of 2018 (Domain investors, Godaddy, Uniregistry, Oliver Hoger, Mugshots, Elon Musk)

These are the top 10 domain name articles from 2018. It was a year full of controversial news and opinions and a few crazy people that don’t belong in the domaining industry. Or any other industry… It was a busy year for OnlineDomain.com with 279 posts published, ~200,000 views from ~100,000+ visitors and ~1,600 comments. …

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Price of .Club domains will increase in each of the next 3 years

The .Club registry sent notice to registrars that its wholesale pricing for registrations and renewals will increase gradually in each of the next 3 years. The current .club wholesale price is $8.05 and has been such since .club launched in May of 2014. This is the plan for the wholesale price increases over three years: …

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Mike Mann sells 4 domains in December and attacks GoDaddy’s appraisal tool

Mike Mann reported selling 4 domain names in December for a total of $65,276. Prices started at $9,888 and went up to $19,888. Mike Mann sold 4 .com domains. The average reported domain sales price was $16,319. But this is the average of just the 4 reported sales. Mike shared some more data from 3 …

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Trending domain name keywords: hemp, divorce, pawn, taxi, caviar

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of December 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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Everything is fine here!

I got some emails and messages asking if everything was good with me because I didn’t make any posts for a couple of weeks. So what is up with me? Well, everything is fine here. Nothing to worry about! Just taking some time off. I had a good domaining year with some healthy profit. The …

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Format.tv sold for $3,500.00

Today: Trademark company was bought out and no longer uses the name – Safe to invest? / QuickFit.com sold for $10,000 / Domain name sales tax / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today:

One letter .Company ONLY – Budget: Up to $5,000.00 ea. – Are there any single-letter .company new gTLD’s in your portfolio you want to sell? Take a peak at this investors specified criteria to see if you have what they need.

Buying a one-word .com – Budget: Up to $1,000.00 – Do you have any dictionary word .com’s laying around in your portfolio you want to liquidate for some fast cash? Check out this buyers guidelines.

Lowest .COM prices to expect this year – Do you have any predictions or inside information? How low do you think the .com prices will go?

Domain name sales tax – Are you currently or have you ever paid sales tax on a domain name you resold? If not, why? If so, how did you go about it? Take a look at what domain investors are saying the proper thing to do is.

Trademark company was bought out and no longer uses the name – Safe to invest? – What’s your opinion or legal experience when it comes to a company no longer in business or the filing isn’t renewed? Check out what other investors are saying about this.

QuickFit.com sold for $10,000 – That’s not a very bad eight-letter, two-word, .com domain name sales report. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

Format.tv sold for $3,500.00 – Wow!, yet another four-figure, single word, .tv ccTLD sales report. Did you see that one coming? What do you think it should have sold for?

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