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Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
iOS 11 might make QR codes cools again
QR reader built into camera in next version of iOS. Remember QR codes? Scanning one makes it easy to visit a URL or get other information. It’s supposed to be a lot easier than typing a long URL. But they never really took off, at least in the ...
Discussion
June 21, 2017, 3:31 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
17 end user domain name sales up to $50,000
Three letter domain name is top end user domain name sale of the week. Sedo’s top reported sale of the week was Nom.com. However, the domain is still in escrow so the buyer isn’t known. This isn’t an investor price these days, so it...
Discussion
June 21, 2017, 2:45 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
.NYC’s most trafficked websites are actually legit
40 are in Alexa’s Top Million, and they are real websites. Since most sites that use new top level domain names are relatively new, you wouldn’t expect to find many that get a lot more traffic than well-established .com sites. Typically, ...
Discussion
June 21, 2017, 1:12 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Sedo weekly sales led by a pair of LLL.coms
Sedo reported their weekly sales and Nom.com was the top sale at $86,500. Epg.com sold for $50,000 to come in second place. There was not one non – com gtld sale for the first time that I can remember. Vital.tv was the top cctld sale at 7,100 E...
Discussion
June 20, 2017, 8:17 pm
The Domains
The Domains
“There’s sort of a market, but it’s not very efficient or liquid.”
Bloomberg economics editor Peter Coy, wrote a piece on domain names and some of the commentary was interesting. Joseph Cohen, founder of Universe a startup that makes an app for building mobile websites, said “It’s not a true market,&rdqu...
Discussion
June 20, 2017, 5:19 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Analyzing Donuts’ deal to acquire Rightside
Rightside had to sell and Donuts is the logical buyer. Last week, Donuts agreed to acquire Rightside (NASDAQ: NAME) for $213 million. As luck would have it, I was vacationing in Costa Rica when the deal was announced. I gave some initial thoughts rig...
Discussion
June 20, 2017, 3:22 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Another day, two more RDNH domain cases
Two more cybersquatting cases were filed in abuse of the UDRP. It probably seems like I’ve been writing a lot of posts about reverse domain name hijacking lately. Hey, I don’t control the flow of unscrupulous companies filing bogus RDNH c...
Discussion
June 20, 2017, 1:04 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Domain names in Costa Rica
.Com is the favorite in Costa Rica. I just returned from a weeklong vacation in Costa Rica. I hadn’t been to Costa Rica in 15 years, and my visit reminded me why people like to vacation there, but also the niceties of living in the United State...
Discussion
June 19, 2017, 5:16 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Dynadot CEO Todd Han – DNW Podcast #141
How a bootstrapped domain name registrar attracted a loyal following. What’s it like bootstrapping a domain name registrar for 15 years? Find out today as we talk with Todd Han, CEO of Dynadot. The mid-sized registrar has had to grow organicall...
Discussion
June 19, 2017, 3:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Oil company Tupras is a reverse domain name hijacker
Company went after domain name Hexmon.com, which is owned by a fan of hex-based wargames. Do you watch TV or listen to the radio? If so, have you heard commercials for Tupras or Hexmon? My guess is you haven’t, especially if you live outside of...
Discussion
June 19, 2017, 1:15 pm
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