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DomainSherpa
DomainSherpa
DomainSherpa Review – August 31, 2023: The Price is Right
What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names?In this show:• the Sherpas play The Domain Game (starting at the 29:20 mark), where they guess what certain domains were bought and sold for and discuss the reasons behi...
Discussion
August 31, 2023, 5:05 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
An update on domain name marketplace gaming
Namecheap is making progress, but the industry has a long way to go. Last month, I wrote a post about domain name auction gaming. It started with, “Bidders are right to be upset, but solutions can be controversial, too.” Indeed, when Name...
Discussion
August 31, 2023, 5:00 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Judge rules identity of domain investor “George Dikian” can be (partially) revealed
Dikian’s first name and last initial will be revealed shortly, and his full last name might be revealed later. A judge has ruled (pdf) that the true identity of pseudonymous domain investor “George Dikian” can be revealed, albeit ju...
Discussion
August 30, 2023, 11:05 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
CBS dumps new top level domain names
Company nixes its .cbs and .showtime domains. Broadcaster CBS is terminating its .cbs and .showtime top level domain names. In a letter informing ICANN of its decision to terminate its registry agreements, the company stated, “Despite efforts o...
Discussion
August 30, 2023, 10:40 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Allegedly stolen domain PV.com returned via UDRP
Company uses UDRP to regain control of domains it says were stolen. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has ordered (pdf) the domains PV.com and PacketVideo.com to be returned to PacketVideo Corporation in California. The company told...
Discussion
August 30, 2023, 3:15 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
11 latest end user domain name sales:
A pool heat pump manufacturer, a local German government, and a sports betting site bought domain names. Swiper — no swiping! Swiper.com was Sedo’s top public sale this past week, ringing the register for $150,000. It’s unclear who ...
Discussion
August 30, 2023, 2:56 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
A Google change could make domain research harder
Google made a small change that could make domain investing more difficult. Last week, I was renewing a lot of domain names ahead of this week’s price increase and ran into a problem. I look at a lot of factors when I renew domains. When I&rsqu...
Discussion
August 29, 2023, 3:25 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Sedo weekly domain name sales led by Swiper.com
Sedo released their weekly domain name sales and Swiper.com led the way at $150,000. BNFT.com was second at $48,000 and 1score.com third at $20,000. 32 .com sales 19 cctld sales 7 other tld sales Highlights of public SedoMLS sales are:   &n...
Discussion
August 29, 2023, 2:03 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
A brief history of 100 year internet service plans
WordPress announced a 100-year plan. Two previous long-term online services plans didn’t last. Last week, WordPress (Automattic) announced a new 100-year product. It includes a domain name, hosting, and support for 100 years, all for a one-time...
Discussion
August 29, 2023, 1:44 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
.Realty and .Locker top level domains change hands
Two new top level domains have new homes. Two top level domain names have changed ownership. A recent update to ICANN’s Registry Agreement Assignment page shows that the registry contracts for .realty and .locker have been assigned. Perhaps mos...
Discussion
August 28, 2023, 5:06 pm
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