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The Domains
The Domains
NameJet/Snapnames February sales led by HNtv.com
NameJet/Snapnames released their February sales and HNtv.com was the top sale at $21,529 just edging out UMO.com at $21,200. 82 of the 94 reported sales were .com. Database.net is already up on GoDaddy looking for a flip after selling for $3,056. hnt...
Discussion
March 25, 2020, 5:34 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
COVID-19 drives end user domain name sales
Companies are buying domains in response to the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic is driving end user domain name sales, it’s just not for garbage domain names people have registered in recent weeks. Consider SchoolToGo.com, a domain purchased by...
Discussion
March 25, 2020, 5:21 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Chinese registrars are very active in new top level domains
Kassey Lee analyzes how Chinese registrars account for a large portion of new top level domain registrations. New top level domain names, such as .best, .rich, and .guru, began rolling out at the end of 2013. According to nTLDstats.com, there are abo...
Discussion
March 25, 2020, 4:59 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Breaking: Verisign won’t raise .com prices this year
Even if ICANN gives the company the nod, it won’t raise prices this year. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN), the registry for .com and .net domain names, won’t raise prices for its domain names this year. In an announcement on its blog, the company...
Discussion
March 25, 2020, 2:56 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Verisign gets IDN homograph detection patent
System would help detect homograph attacks shortly after domains are registered. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 10,599,836 (pdf) to Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for “Identification of visual international domain name ...
Discussion
March 24, 2020, 8:41 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Sedo weekly sales led by Cico.com
Sedo released their weekly sales and Cico.com led the way at 45,000 Euro, ($48,472). Giftee.com was second at $20,000. Vmeet.com was third at $17,995. 35 .com sales 9 cctld sales 8 other tld sales Domain name Date Price Currency .COMs cico.com 03/18/...
Discussion
March 24, 2020, 8:20 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
MMX swings to profit in 2019, 25% revenue growth
MMX (Minds + Machines) had a good year in 2019, and 2020 looks solid barring COVID-19 impact. Accounting wise, 2018 was a bad year for new top level domain name company MMX (London AIM: MMX). It wrote off $11.3 million related to a contract to run .L...
Discussion
March 24, 2020, 6:39 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Let’s add these 2 questions to UDRP complaints
It would avoid a lot of reverse domain name hijacking findings. There are two common things I see in UDRP filings that trip up Complainants and often end in findings of reverse domain name hijacking (RDNH). The Complainant files a UDRP against a doma...
Discussion
March 24, 2020, 3:48 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
China has 21 of top 50 global sites based on Alexa Rank
China has a large share of the most-trafficked sites on the web. Alexa.com gives you a big picture of the most popular websites in the world. If you go to the Alexa.com/topsites page, you’ll get the top 50 sites — or the top 500 for paid ...
Discussion
March 24, 2020, 1:34 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Streaming services see a surge in demand – what about streaming related domains?
Someone asked me if I thought the value of streaming related names would go up in value? Their thought was with everyone at home more and more new companies would look to provide a streaming service. Amazon owns the best streaming related .com, strea...
Discussion
March 24, 2020, 2:40 am
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