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What these recent four-letter domain sales might mean
Kassey Lee breaks down how these domains might be used. eName just reported some four-letter domains sold recently from its marketplace. As you can see, there is a large variation in the prices, which makes domain investing very challenging. I have a...
Discussion
February 20, 2020, 5:59 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Wix now has 4.5 million paying subscribers
Wix’s paying subscriber base inches forward in Q4. Website builder Wix (NASDAQ: WIX) reported Q4 and full-year 2019 earnings today. The company posted revenue of $204.6 million for the quarter and $761.1 million for 2019. That’s up 25% an...
Discussion
February 20, 2020, 4:44 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
ICANN moves Spring Break online over Coronavirus fears
ICANN goes virtual, INTA moves to the U.S. There will be no cavorting with college students on the beach in Cancun next month for domain policy wonks after all. ICANN, the organization that oversees domain names, has moved its March meeting planned f...
Discussion
February 20, 2020, 4:18 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Verisign tries to discredit ICANN commenting period process
Company suggests that drawing attention to comment period distorted the multistakeholder process. The comment period for ICANN’s proposed .com contract amendment with ICANN closed last Friday. The amendment would allow Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) t...
Discussion
February 19, 2020, 5:06 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Morgan Stanley’s interesting domain name patent application
Company proposes a way to determine if a domain name might trick web users. I often come across domain name-related patent applications filed by internet security companies. But it was interesting to see financial services company Morgan Stanley file...
Discussion
February 19, 2020, 5:03 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
A mysterious domain name sale
Even after researching it, this domain sale doesn’t make sense. It all started when I read that XPJ44.COM sold for $4,105 last month according to Namebio. Even though I look at a lot of domains everyday, I must confess that I don’t unders...
Discussion
February 19, 2020, 2:53 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Acubit tries reverse domain name hijacking
Startup makes misguided arguments in attempt to get domain name registered in 2009 A technology company based in Denmark has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name acubit.com. Based on the arguments it made, ...
Discussion
February 18, 2020, 8:55 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Namecheap posts $149 million revenue in 2019
Topline grew 18.7% in 2019. Domain name registrar Namecheap generated $149 million in revenue in 2019, up 18.7% from its 2018 total. The company focused on higher-quality domain names in 2019, eschewing the sub-dollar domains it pushed in prior years...
Discussion
February 18, 2020, 6:56 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
When did ICANN stop being a price regulator?
Just because you say it, doesn’t mean it’s true. These days, it seems that you can make something a truth by just repeating it over and over. I was reminded of this last week when ICANN CEO Göran Marby published a blog post about .co...
Discussion
February 18, 2020, 6:05 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Potential Chinese buyers of two letter domains
Chinese companies with 2-pin names sometimes opt for two-letter domains as brands. This morning I was thinking about several two-letter domains used by Chinese companies: JD.com, BL.com, and XC.com. They have one common feature which has implications...
Discussion
February 18, 2020, 4:36 pm
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