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Breaking: California Attorney General delays .org sale
Office that oversees California non-profits demands extensive documentation. The California Attorney general has likely delayed approval of the .org sale to Ethos Capital by two months, if not more, after demanding extensive documentation from ICANN....
Discussion
January 31, 2020, 2:23 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
What I learned from an old Chinese video clip
A branding lesson from China. As a student of the Chinese domain market, I try to take every opportunity to learn. Recently an old video clip of Xiaomi founder Jun LEI surfaced in the domain investor community, so I watched it — with much delig...
Discussion
January 31, 2020, 2:15 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Add.com sells for $800,000 to lead NamesCon Live Auction
Add.com stole the show at NamesCon live auction. The name sold for $800,000. Offices.com sold for $260,000. The two LL.coms did not meet reserve. 74 out of 136 lots sold. There were no new gtld sales but to be fair there were only a few in the auctio...
Discussion
January 31, 2020, 1:44 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Aman Bhutani NamesCon live blog
GoDaddy’s (NYSE: GDDY) new CEO, Aman Bhutani, is giving a keynote presentation at NamesCon in Austin, Texas this afternoon. This is a live blog. The presentation is called Sushi, Onions and Domain Investors. Bhutani said that in the past, they ...
Discussion
January 30, 2020, 7:10 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Domain name industry consolidation needs to have its limits
Domain name industry consolidation is necessary, but competition is crucial. As I walked around NamesCon yesterday, I saw the signs of consolidation in the domain name industry. There’s Hexonet, now part of CentralNic, which has gobbled up many...
Discussion
January 30, 2020, 5:22 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Elon Musk talks about the 10 years and $10 million to get Tesla.com
On the Third Row Tesla Podcast Elon Musk talks about the 10 year effort to buy Tesla.com. He mentioned the trademark for $75,000 buying the domain was a whole different nightmare that took us 10 years to buy that Tesla com domain. That cost was like ...
Discussion
January 30, 2020, 5:17 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Radix premium domain revenue jumps in second half of 2019
Premium revenue takes a leg up at Radix. New top level domain name company Radix disclosed details of its premium domain name sales in the second half of 2019. Overall, the company generated $1.67 million in revenue during the period. This was up 22%...
Discussion
January 30, 2020, 4:15 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
16 end user domain name sales
A box machinery company, business credit provider, and facilities management company bought domain names. Sedo’s top public sale of the week was Apuestas.es for €111,625. At the time of writing, it’s not clear who bought the domain b...
Discussion
January 30, 2020, 2:57 pm
The Domains
The Domains
TheMortgage.com from $500,000 to $15,050
One of yesterday’s biggest sales reported by Namebio was TheMortgage.com. The domain name sold for $15,050 but in 2000 the name sold for $500,000. ownership of themortgage.com goes back to 1995 when Jason Smith registered the name for his compa...
Discussion
January 29, 2020, 8:50 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Direct visits driving demand for domains in China (update)
Kassey Lee looks at the latest data on web navigation in China. Now that we are in 2020, it’s time to update the time-series analysis of web traffic data in China and see the impact on demand for domains. I wrote the article “Direct visit...
Discussion
January 29, 2020, 6:26 pm
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