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Web.com loses WebCentral bidding war despite 80% increase
Australian registrar drops Web.com despite higher bid. It looks like Web.com’s planned acquisition of Australian domain name company WebCentral isn’t going to happen after all. Web.com offered AUS 10 cents per share ($12.2 million total) ...
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September 18, 2020, 3:28 am
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Domain Name Wire
How Microstrategy got its domains and sold Voice.com for $30 million
CEO tells the Voice.com story. MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR) is both domain famous and bitcoin famous. The company acquired lots of great domain names early on, such as Alert.com, Courage.com, Mike.com and Usher.com. Then, last year, the company sold ...
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September 17, 2020, 7:40 pm
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Domain Name Wire
Denmark firm tries reverse domain name hijacking Mountaintop.com domain
Panel determines the case was “dead on arrival”. Mountain Top ApS, which manufactures covers for pick up truck beds, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Mountaintop.com. The company uses th...
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September 17, 2020, 6:28 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
This should have been reverse domain name hijacking
This UDRP should have never been filed. OSRAM GmbH, a German lighting company, has lost a UDRP against a Vietnam-based cloud services consultancy. Even though the Respondent didn’t reply to the dispute, this seems like a clear cut case of rever...
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September 17, 2020, 4:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
You can still pick up Pinyin domains from the drops
Good quality Pinyin domains drop every day. I thought most meaningful Pinyin are already owned by Chinese investors because there are over 900 million internet citizens and a large pool of investors in China. These Chinese domain investors even trigg...
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September 17, 2020, 3:15 pm
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Domain Name Wire
How Ritual.com got its domain name
The company made a unique trade to get the domain it wanted. This week on This Week in Startups with Jason Calacanis, Ritual founder Katerina Schneider explained how her company got the domain name Ritual.com. Schneider explained the importance of ha...
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September 17, 2020, 1:33 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Bodis dumps shady zero click programs
Enough is enough, Bodis founder says. Domain name parking company Bodis announced today that it has punted six zero click ad partners from its network. Zero click ads monetize domains by directly forwarding a domain visitor to an advertiser’s p...
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September 16, 2020, 8:56 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
.Gay domain now available for all
The .gay domain name has finally entered general availability. The .gay top level domain name entered general availability today, meaning anyone can register the domains. It took a long time for .gay to come to fruition. There was a contentious and d...
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September 16, 2020, 5:10 pm
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Domain Name Wire
Taking a look at Web.com’s auction sales last month
A three-letter .com domain led the charts. Web.com’s aftermarket sites NameJet and SnapNames combined for 76 sales over $2,000 last month. These 76 domains sold for a combined $360,000. The top sales were: ZML.com $34,000 – Not a bad sale...
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September 16, 2020, 4:38 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Milestone: There are now over 150 million .com domains registered
.Com has over 150 million registrations 35 years after its launch. There are now officially over 150 million .com domain names registered. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) updated its .com domain base statistics earlier today, revealing that .com hit the big ...
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September 16, 2020, 3:01 pm
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