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VPN.com announced 5 brokered domain name sales

VPN.com announced five successful domain name transactions today: SEOService.com: $35,000 USD Detect.com: $57,000 USD GTA.com: Undisclosed SiteMaps.com: Undisclosed VPNUnlimited.com: Undisclosed “This is a great time to be in the domain name industry. As platform risk and dependence continues to be recognized at all levels of business, great brands are equipping their visions with the absolute …

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VPN.com announced 5 brokered domain name sales

 OnlineDomain.com: VPN.com announced five successful domain name transactions today: SEOService.com: $35,000 USD Detect.com: $57,000 USD GTA.com: Undisclosed SiteMaps.com: Undisclosed VPNUnlimited.com: Undisclosed “This is a great time to be in the domain name industry. As platform risk and dependence continues to be recognized at all levels of busines...

Marketing and branding from monster movies to domains (video)

Jeff Sass gave a very interesting talk during JoomlaDay Florida 2019 that was titled “Marketing and Branding from Monster Movies to Domains”. “Long before he was CMO of the .CLUB Domain Registry, Jeff Sass spent over 7 years making low-budget action/horror films. The lessons he learned making movies have helped him throughout his career as …

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Marketing and branding from monster movies to domains (video)

 OnlineDomain.com: Jeff Sass gave a very interesting talk during JoomlaDay Florida 2019 that was titled “Marketing and Branding from Monster Movies to Domains”. “Long before he was CMO of the .CLUB Domain Registry, Jeff Sass spent over 7 years making low-budget action/horror films. The lessons he learned making movies have helped him ...

This Means War! ICANN proposes lifting price cap provisions on .org and .info domains!

This means war! ICANN proposes lifting price cap provisions .org and .info domains! This is the most serious matter that registrants have come up against ever. If these agreements are accepted by ICANN then VERISIGN will come running asking ICANN to lift price cap provisions in .com and .net. So all domains can go overnight …

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WIPO issues WRONG report regarding domain name disputes in 2018

Trademark owners filed a record 3,447 cases under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center in 2018 WIPO claims that businesses reacted to the proliferation of websites used for counterfeit sales, fraud, phishing, and other forms of online trademark abuse. (Annex 1) But besides that not being the …

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This Means War! ICANN proposes lifting price cap provisions on .org and .info domains!

 OnlineDomain.com: This means war! ICANN proposes lifting price cap provisions .org and .info domains! This is the most serious matter that registrants have come up against ever. If these agreements are accepted by ICANN then VERISIGN will come running asking ICANN to lift price cap provisions in .com and .net. So all domains can go overnight … T...

Tucows acquires wholesale domain registrar Ascio Technologies

Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX, TSX:TC) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire wholesale domain name registrar Ascio Technologies from CSC®. The transaction closed yesterday. Tucows will pay $29.44 million and the transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to operating cash flow. The purchase price will be funded through Tucows’ existing credit facility. …

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WIPO issues WRONG report regarding domain name disputes in 2018

 OnlineDomain.com: Trademark owners filed a record 3,447 cases under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center in 2018 WIPO claims that businesses reacted to the proliferation of websites used for counterfeit sales, fraud, phishing, and other forms of online trademark abuse. (Annex 1) But besi...

I am renewing my best domain names for 5+ years

In the past year or so I have decided that whenever I make a sale I will use some of the money for renewals. I am not talking about the normal renewals that I usually do every 3-4 months and are quite costly. I am talking about using 3-4% of the money to renew my …

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ICANN terminates Alpnames registrar

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) today announced it has terminated the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) with registrar Alpnames Limited (IANA #1857), effective immediately. The Alpnames website at alpnames.com does not resolve. The RAA was terminated after the ICANN organization determined that Alpnames was no longer performing required registrar functions as specified …

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Domains grow 3.7% to 348 million across all TLDs in 2018

CENTR published its CENTRstats Global TLD Report quarterly publication covering status and trends in global top-level domains with a focus on European ccTLDs (country code top-level domains). Global Market The global TLD market is estimated at 348 million domains across all recorded TLDs. Although the overall domain count has continued to grow in all regions …

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Mike Mann sells 6 domains for $99,664 in February (OriginalHemp[.]com, SoftwareBuilders[.]com)

Mike Mann reported selling 6 domain names in February for a total of $99,664. Prices started at $8,000 and went up to $29,888. Mike Mann sold 6 .com domains. The average reported domain sales price was $16,611. But this is the average of just the reported sales. He didn’t share any of his lower sales …

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Trending domain name keywords: Apex Legends, worlds, studios, dentistry

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of February 2019 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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Radix revenue grows by over 30% in 2018

Radix announced today that it grossed $16.95M in total revenue in 2018, a 30% rise over its revenue in 2017. The registry’s net profit also grew by 45.6% in comparison to last year. Overall, Q4 2018 was its strongest quarter. In the total annual revenue of $16.95M, 27% has been contributed by standard registrations and …

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NamesCon Europe 2019 agenda announced

The agenda of NamesCon Europe 2019 was announced today. The 2019 event is held at Cascais, Portugal, which is right near Lisbon in Portugal. NamesCon Europe runs June 20-22, 2019. This year, NamesCon Europe takes over a 17th-Century fortress that’s been converted into a 5-star luxury hotel and arts district. Take a half-hour trip up …

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.Dev domains are for idiots!

I debated between a few titles for this post but decided that the worst one is best suited to wake some people up. The other title I thought was “there are zero (0) good .dev domain names!”. “.Dev domains are for idiots!” seems to go well with my other post a few months back about …

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Mike Mann shares his domain name pricing levels

Mike Mann shared today on social media the pricing levels he uses to price his domain names. I assume he uses similar levels on his domain name appraisal service. One thing we already knew even from his BuyDomains.com days is that he loves those 8s! Mike Mann is the owner of DomainMarket.com that offers more than 300,000 …

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PIR adds 3 new members to the executive team

Public Interest Registry (PIR), the .org registry, today announced the addition of three new members to the organisation’s executive team – Judy Song-Marshall, Chief of Staff; Joe Abley, Chief Technology Officer and Anand Vora, Vice President of Business Affairs. “The new hires, starting throughout March and April of 2019, will bring enhanced operational and technology …

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Minds + Machines starts 2019 with good results

Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM: MMX) provided a company update today. Minds + Machines shared that 2019 has started well with domain registrations up 38% to 1.84m year-on-year with steady growth since the year-end 31 December 2018. Importantly, billings are up 129% year-on-year due to a combination of the first time ICM contribution and …

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