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Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
End user domain sales up to $133,000 (and one by Barack Obama)
A pharma company spends $133,000, and Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action buys a three letter .us domain. December is usually a good sales month but the latter half is also affected by the holidays. This week Sedo sent us two weeks of of sales...
Discussion
January 4, 2017, 4:23 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Pheenix increases expired domain backorder prices
Price will go up another $10 this month. As the arms race for catching dropping domain names escalates, expired domain catcher Pheenix is raising its prices. The company announced that the price of “gold” .com backorders will increase to ...
Discussion
January 4, 2017, 2:22 pm
The Domains
The Domains
The Top 5 for 1-3-17
The Top 5 is a daily look at the top 5 sales from the previous day. These are sales recorded by Namebio. The first business day of the new year showed modest sales/closes. The top transaction was ScarletLetter.com at $3,250. The domain was registered...
Discussion
January 4, 2017, 1:57 pm
Domain Shane
Domain Shane
DSAD.com: Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday January 4th
  The staycation ended for me yesterday.  It was probably the best 10 days off I’ve ever had.  My wife and daughter were both off and we stayed at home for 10 days and just goofed around.  A movie here a football game there...
Discussion
January 4, 2017, 10:29 am
Domain Shane
Domain Shane
Domain Flips (Drove.com, Cuz.net) and Flops (JX.de, HomeLearning.com)
Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and flops, with data courtesy of NameBio. Flips Drove.com sold for 18,500 USD recently at Sedo, vs 12,000 USD on 2008-07-16 at Afternic. Not a great return at 30% after commission over 8 years. New o...
Discussion
January 3, 2017, 10:49 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Sedo weekly sales close out 2016 with a six figure LLL.com sale
Sedo released two weeks of sales data and closed out 2016. The top sale was TCP.com at $133,000. Cave.com was number 2 at $61,350. A lot of brandables sold like infosea.com for 10,500 Euros and a great price for OpticsNation.com at $14,500. F.gg was ...
Discussion
January 3, 2017, 9:16 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Bigfoot wants to hire an “aggressive” litigator
Company posts job description for a California-licensed litigator with IP experience. I wrote earlier today about one of Michael Gleissner’s firms backing down from its challenge to a trademark application filed by Expensify. Expensify alleged ...
Discussion
January 3, 2017, 9:07 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
A great UDRP decision for owners of short domain names
Panel acknowledges the inherent value and legitimate interest in ownership of short domain names. Short domain names are valuable, in-demand and tradeable assets. Because of this, lots of companies try to get their hands on them through UDRP rather t...
Discussion
January 3, 2017, 6:27 pm
Domain Shane
Domain Shane
AUCTION RECAP OF JANUARY 2, 2017
A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on January 2, 2017.  If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an ...
Discussion
January 3, 2017, 5:06 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Monte Cahn – DNW Podcast #117
Views on the domain industry from someone with 21 years’ experience. Monte Cahn has been in the domain name business for 21 years. On today’s show he discusses what he sees happening with both new TLDs and .com, as well has his upcoming a...
Discussion
January 3, 2017, 4:30 pm
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