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Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
The hidden benefit of renewing your domains early
Renewing early could lead to quick domain sales. Yesterday, I wrote about why I renew my domains in batches, well before they need to be renewed. I teased that there’s a hidden benefit to renewing your domains early. Here it is: you might get s...
Discussion
July 29, 2022, 5:14 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Verisign lowers guidance after lackluster Q2
Company cites factors for falling domain base. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN), the registry for .com and .net domain names, lowered its 2022 guidance with its earnings release yesterday. The company now expects the base of .com and .net domains to grow just...
Discussion
July 29, 2022, 1:06 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Verisign earnings: domain base down, earnings up, .net price hike
Price increases mask falling domain base. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) released Q2 2022 earnings after the markets closed this afternoon. As I previewed earlier this week, the base of registered .com and .net domain names fell this quarter. It dropped 0.3...
Discussion
July 28, 2022, 8:24 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
I just spent $8,692.71 on domain renewals. Here’s how I decided what to keep
Here’s my (imperfect) process. One day last week, I sat down with a mission: look through my domains expiring in the next 6-8 months and decide which ones to renew. I ended up spending $8,692.71 renewing 937 domains. I also decided to drop abou...
Discussion
July 28, 2022, 5:28 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Unstoppable Domains raises $65 million, valuing it as a Unicorn
Company raises funds that could be used to fight legal battles and bid on the next round of new top level domains at ICANN. Unstoppable Domains has raised a $65 million series A funding at a $1 billion valuation, the company announced today. The comp...
Discussion
July 27, 2022, 4:57 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
.Com prices increase at the end of next mnth
The wholesale cost will increase 7% on September 1. Now would be a good time to renew .com domains in your portfolio that you want to keep. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) will increase the wholesale price for .com domain names from $8.39 to $8.97 on Septemb...
Discussion
July 27, 2022, 3:41 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Can registries change the pricing tiers of your premium domains?
Probably not, but it’s not as straightforward as other pricing rules. Last month, I answered the question, “Can registries reclassify your domain as premium before renewal?” For new top level domain names, registrars cannot change y...
Discussion
July 26, 2022, 8:48 pm
DomainSherpa
DomainSherpa
DomainSherpa Review – July 26, 2022: Optic Yellow vs Electric Lime: Superfy.com, Atlas.xyz, Ladybug.eth
What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names?In this show:• The Sherpas play The Domain Game, where they guess what certain domains were bought and sold for and discuss the reasons behind their evaluations. Today&...
Discussion
July 26, 2022, 5:05 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Latest end user domain sales including bizarre new TLD sales
I’m scratching my head about a couple of these domains. Sedo had several big new top level domain sales this past week, including wallet.one for $49,000. I can’t figure out who bought that domain, but you can bet it’s a blockchain c...
Discussion
July 26, 2022, 4:59 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Sedo weekly domain sales led by Stuff.it
Sedo released their weekly domain name sales and Stuff.it led the way at 78,888 Euro,($79,964). Wallet.one was second at $49,000 and Hosting-Cloud.blog and Cloud-hosting.blog tied for third at 30,000 Euro, ($30,392). 31 .com sales 26 cctld sales 6 ot...
Discussion
July 26, 2022, 2:08 pm
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