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Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
GoDaddy domain investing update – DNW Podcast #486
Paul Nicks is now VP of Domain Investor. Here’s what that means for you. Paul Nicks has a new role at GoDaddy as VP, Domain Investor. The move is due to somewhat of a shift in how domains are registered and how the company views domains, so it&...
Discussion
May 27, 2024, 3:30 pm
The Domains
The Domains
The Internet is not loving Google’s Ai overviews
BBC.com published an interesting article on Google using AI overviews to impact search. Along with changes to their algorithm many small to mid sized content websites are feeling the pinch. One of the beneficiaries seems to be Reddit. From the articl...
Discussion
May 26, 2024, 7:14 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
GoDaddy gets reverse domain name hijacking win
Complainant mistakenly referred to a Whois update date as the ownership date. GoDaddy’s NameFind subsidiary has successfully defended its domain name smartcatch.com. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel found (pdf) that French compa...
Discussion
May 24, 2024, 4:47 pm
DomainSherpa
DomainSherpa
DomainSherpa – Off The Market Forever – May 23, 2024: Somewhere.com Over the Rainbow
As we say on DomainSherpa - all roads lead to domains. And this is a series related to domains called "Off The Market Forever", where we focus on the domain space through the lens of end-user acquisitions and upgrades. In this episode, ...
Discussion
May 23, 2024, 6:43 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
NamesCon auction: here are the domains I’m watching
These domains in the live domain name auction caught my attention. NamesCon is just two weeks away, and that means Right of the Dot’s live domain name auction is coming soon. I talked to Monte Cahn and Scott Pruitt of Right of the Dot on DNW Po...
Discussion
May 23, 2024, 1:31 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Markmonitor New gTLD Report: Q2 2024
Markmonitor released their Q2 2024 new gtld report. The 25 page report is all things new gtld. I was interested in what they called Web Fusion. Web2 and Web3 converging. This starts on page 17 and discusses the two big players in that game. D3 and Un...
Discussion
May 23, 2024, 7:29 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
2024 update: Only 9 NHL teams own their team name in .com
Several teams could acquire their matching domains for five figures. The National Hockey League finals are here, pitting the Edmonton Oilers against the Dallas Stars in the West and Florida Panthers against the New York Rangers in the East. It’...
Discussion
May 22, 2024, 9:29 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Expired domain hunting: daily or less frequently?
Searching every day is a bigger commitment but can pay dividends. I typically search for and backorder domain names every five days. This saves me time because I search in batches rather than spend time on it every day. My five-day window is for a re...
Discussion
May 22, 2024, 4:42 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Paul Nicks moves to new role at GoDaddy
New role will be exclusively focused on domain name investors. Paul Nicks has moved to a new role at GoDaddy as the company shifts some management aspects of its domain name business. Nicks previously served as President, Domain Registrars and Invest...
Discussion
May 21, 2024, 9:02 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
13 End user domain name sales up to $225,000
A web3 company valued at $1 billion pays dearly for a .org domain name. Web3 froth tends to help domain name sales, and this week’s top public sale at Sedo is an example. Humanity Protocol, a web3 company that just raised $30 million, bought hu...
Discussion
May 21, 2024, 5:25 pm
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