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The Domains
The Domains
Where are the 10 highest reported new gtld domain name sales in 2020?
There have been 7,064 reported new gtld sales at Namebio. These sales total $26.6 million. The top 10 brought home $3,169,431 or approximately 12% of all reported sales. .Top and .Games both placed multiple entries in the top 10, with 2 each. Online....
Discussion
September 20, 2020, 2:16 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Saudi Aramco tries to take dead man’s domain name
Company tries to use UDRP to take domain registered in 1997 by now-deceased man. One of the world’s most valuable companies just plumbed new depths in cybersquatting disputes. Saudi Aramco, the $133 billion Saudi Arabian oil company, filed trad...
Discussion
September 18, 2020, 4:42 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Is an app really necessary?
Another company shuts down its app to focus on the mobile web. “We’ve got have an app!” – businesses everywhere But do they, really? Or is an app just a lazy way of making a mobile-friendly website? I was reminded of this earl...
Discussion
September 18, 2020, 4:37 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
SZ.com is latest two-letter domain to sell to a Chinese domain investor
Another two letter .com domain sale. The premium domain SZ.com has sold. According to the Whois record at Godaddy where the domain is registered, the domain was updated on September 16 and the owner is located in the Fujian Province of China. SZ.com ...
Discussion
September 18, 2020, 12:51 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Web.com loses WebCentral bidding war despite 80% increase
Australian registrar drops Web.com despite higher bid. It looks like Web.com’s planned acquisition of Australian domain name company WebCentral isn’t going to happen after all. Web.com offered AUS 10 cents per share ($12.2 million total) ...
Discussion
September 18, 2020, 3:28 am
The Domains
The Domains
AMA at Namepros reveals $500,000 sale
Over at Namepros today Lambo.com posted an AMA and revealed that he sold the domain name Coinex.com for $500,000. Great sale on Lambo.com’s part, it looks like Media Options was involved too. The post AMA at Namepros reveals $500,000 sale appea...
Discussion
September 18, 2020, 2:01 am
The Domains
The Domains
Buyer was begging for a UDRP and got one
On May 18 I wrote about BarclaysBank.com being sold for $3,003 on NameJet. The domain was registered in 1999 and owned by Roy Edward Messer the man who sold Vodka.com for $3 million in 2006. In the comments Roy said: roy e messer says May 18, 2020 at...
Discussion
September 17, 2020, 9:06 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
How Microstrategy got its domains and sold Voice.com for $30 million
CEO tells the Voice.com story. MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR) is both domain famous and bitcoin famous. The company acquired lots of great domain names early on, such as Alert.com, Courage.com, Mike.com and Usher.com. Then, last year, the company sold ...
Discussion
September 17, 2020, 7:40 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Denmark firm tries reverse domain name hijacking Mountaintop.com domain
Panel determines the case was “dead on arrival”. Mountain Top ApS, which manufactures covers for pick up truck beds, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Mountaintop.com. The company uses th...
Discussion
September 17, 2020, 6:28 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
This should have been reverse domain name hijacking
This UDRP should have never been filed. OSRAM GmbH, a German lighting company, has lost a UDRP against a Vietnam-based cloud services consultancy. Even though the Respondent didn’t reply to the dispute, this seems like a clear cut case of rever...
Discussion
September 17, 2020, 4:30 pm
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