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Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
The interesting connection between the .Org deal and ICANN
Former ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé appears to have a connection to the latest big deal in the domain name industry. This morning, Internet Society announced it is selling Public Interest Registry, the non-profit that runs the .org domain name, to E...
Discussion
November 13, 2019, 7:51 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Breaking: Private Equity company acquires .Org registry
I thought this might happen. And now it has. Fresh off ICANN’s blunder letting Public Interest Registry set whatever price it wants for .org domain names, Internet Society has sold the .org registry to private equity company Ethos Capital. Game...
Discussion
November 13, 2019, 5:20 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Why this weird domain sold for so much money
It might not make sense to Westerners, but it does to people in China. Have you wondered why some mixed letter and number domains can sell for 4 or even 5 figures? Sometimes a little bit of research can reveal the possible reason. 520HB(.)com is a go...
Discussion
November 13, 2019, 2:55 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Sedo weekly sales led by Saxx.com
Sedo released their weekly sales and Saxx.com led the way at $65,000. OLi.com was second at $50,000 and ZEQ.com was third at 40,000 Euros, ($44,000). DYO.com sold for $35,000. Odds.co was the top cctld sale at 25,000 GBP, ($32,122). Home.pro sold for...
Discussion
November 12, 2019, 9:24 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Google wants to analyze your health records
Google wants to analyze your health records Project Nightingale is a collaboration between Google and Ascension and it will give Google access to personal health data. The Next Web covered the story: Interestingly, the partnership was mentioned in Go...
Discussion
November 12, 2019, 8:13 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
21 end user domain name sales at Uniregistry
These companies invested in a new domain name for their business. I just reviewed the top 20 weekly sales at Uniregistry for this week and last, and discovered at least 21 sales that appear to be to end users. There are others that are likely end use...
Discussion
November 12, 2019, 6:51 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
I’d bid more if…
Both GoDaddy Auctions and NameJet could make small changes that drive more bidding. I’ve acquired roughly 200 expired domain names this year. Most of these have been on the lower end, pricewise. I’d bid more on auctions, especially the hi...
Discussion
November 12, 2019, 5:14 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
.Com Winners & Losers: Dynadot surges
Dynadot returned to the top 10; Chinese registrar Chengdu West plummets. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers July 2019. There was a shakeup in t...
Discussion
November 12, 2019, 2:52 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Got a slow website? Google might start giving you a badge of shame
Google just continues to want to show the world that when it comes to the Internet, “We run this bitch!” In a blog post on the Chromium blog Monday they posted that they are looking at ways to warn users about your slow website. Not a sit...
Discussion
November 12, 2019, 6:25 am
The Domains
The Domains
What percentage of reported domain sales do you believe?
The domain industry can only prove so much, domain sales are reported to DN Journal, recorded by and sometimes reported to Namebio. Blogs will sometimes break a story with a domain sale that no one else knew about. All these platforms rely on trust t...
Discussion
November 12, 2019, 2:06 am
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