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Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Dot Hip Hop withdraws request after it served its purpose
Group says that it spurred ICANN to take action. As Jeff Neumann commented last week, Dot Hip Hop has withdrawn its reconsideration request regarding the assignment of the .hiphop TLD from Uniregistry to Dot Hip Hop (DHH). It’s only the thirtee...
Discussion
January 18, 2022, 2:11 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Real domain investing numbers from 2021 with Mark Levine – DNW Podcast #371
Investor Mark Levine shares his domain investing results for 2021. Mark Levine returns to the show today to give a breakdown of his domain sales last year. You’ll hear how many domains he sold, their median price, a breakdown of TLDs (hint: onl...
Discussion
January 17, 2022, 4:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
CentralNic boasts 37% organic growth last year, revenue of $410 million
CentralNic reports robust 2021 growth, even accounting for acquisitions. The news keeps getting better for CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC). In Q1 last year, its year-over-year organic revenue growth was 16%. In Q2, 25%. In Q3, the company reported that...
Discussion
January 17, 2022, 4:30 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Brazilian company spends $90,000 for Gran.com
grancursosonline.com.br spent $90,000 for Gran.com. The domain name was sold by DomainHub.com. The site has a large social media following, over 1.9m followers on Instagram alone. Currently the domain name is forwarding to the .com.br. Gran.com was d...
Discussion
January 15, 2022, 10:28 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
MMX offers 26% premium in latest tender offer, plans to delist
Company that sold its assets to GoDaddy is returning cash to shareholders and winding down its operations. MMX (AIM: MMX), aka Minds + Machines, is offering its remaining shareholders 10.4 pence per share to surrender their equity in the company. The...
Discussion
January 14, 2022, 4:33 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Fractionalized domain name ownership comes to Rally
Shares in Directions.com will be offered on Friday. Investing in a fraction of a domain name is about to become closer to reality. Tomorrow, fractional ownership platform Rally will sell shares in the domain name Directions.com. Investors can chip in...
Discussion
January 13, 2022, 10:05 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Blockchain domains and the big challenges they face
It will take a lot to overcome the challenges of previous alt-root naming attempts. Right now, there’s a lot of talk about blockchain-based, decentralized naming systems. The pitch for blockchain-based domains usually covers two things. First, ...
Discussion
January 13, 2022, 8:01 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Dental brand Byte acquired Byte.com
The company forwards Byte.com it to its website at ByteMe.com. A Californian dental brand made the monumental decision to acquire one of the most desirable domain names on the Internet, Byte.com. Founded in 2017, Byte is one of many providers of invi...
Discussion
January 13, 2022, 5:58 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
ICANN explains its side of UNR registry transfer holdup
New “contractual-right-counter-parties” still waiting for transfers. ICANN published an explanation last week for why it still hasn’t approved any UNR registry transfer requests from last year. Frank Schilling auctioned off his 23 t...
Discussion
January 13, 2022, 5:00 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Lawsuit alleges 699.com is a stolen domain
A lawsuit (pdf) filed in U.S. District Court in Virginia yesterday alleges that 699.com is a stolen domain name. Plaintiffs Xinming Zeng and Zaiyan Wang say they are the rightful owners of the domain name and that it was stolen from their GoDaddy acc...
Discussion
January 12, 2022, 9:44 pm
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