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Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
2020 in review – DNW Podcast #317
A look back at 2020 in the domain name business. It’s a special edition this week as I review the top stories and trends in the domain name market in 2020. We’ll discuss the pandemic’s impact on the market, continuing consolidation,...
Discussion
December 21, 2020, 4:30 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Selling early and leaving $1.3 billion on the table
Many early domain name investors sold a name way too early or knew of someone else who was not going to pay for a domain registration back in the day. Years ago I was talking to someone who was into domain names real early and he said a friend at one...
Discussion
December 20, 2020, 10:03 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
IBM files combosquatting detection patent
It seems like a complex solution to an easy-to-solve problem. IBM has filed a patent application (pdf) for “Guided Word Association Based on Domain Name Detection”. It’s a system to detect so-called cases of combosquatting, where ba...
Discussion
December 18, 2020, 2:02 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Understanding Namecheap’s domain registration data report
Dig deeper and the data are very interesting. Domain name registrar Namecheap published its 2020 Domain Insights & Trends Report today (pdf). With over 12 million domains under management, Namecheap has significant data to show registration trend...
Discussion
December 17, 2020, 5:08 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Niue wants .nu redelegated
Niue wants it’s country code back! This is not something new as I have written before about how countries view their country code as a natural resource and want to control their own digital identity. Back in February Wired wrote a piece on seve...
Discussion
December 16, 2020, 10:03 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
.Online benefits from DoorDash’s success
Popular DoorDash Button service uses Order.Online domain name. DoorDash (NYSE: DASH) is the latest high-profile IPO this year, rocketing in its first day of trading and settling in with a market cap of over $50 billion. The company uses DoorDash.com ...
Discussion
December 16, 2020, 5:53 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Cannabis subscription box company tries to hijack Hemper .com
Company that ships monthly marijuana-themed boxes tried to get the matching .com domain. BRH International Inc., which sells a monthly subscription box of marijuana-related products, has been found to have tried reverse domain name hijack the domain ...
Discussion
December 16, 2020, 5:19 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Latest end user domain name sales at Sedo
A credit card management app, a brick company, and a fintech business bought domain names. Sedo has published its penultimate sales list of the year as it prepares for the holidays. The company has some solid sales including FV.de for €58,000 an...
Discussion
December 16, 2020, 2:21 pm
The Domains
The Domains
GoDaddy buys payments processor Poynt
GoDaddy buys payments processor Poynt for $320 million to boost ecommerce offerings. GoDaddy said, Poynt’s technology will let it offer businesses a “complete suite of commerce and payment services”; Poynt CEO Bedier will run a newl...
Discussion
December 15, 2020, 10:37 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
GoDaddy to pay up to $365 million for payments company Poynt
GoDaddy adds key payments component to commerce platform. GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) is buying payments processor Poynt for $320 million upfront and up to $45 million in deferred payments. Poynt offers in-store and online payment processing for merchants, ...
Discussion
December 15, 2020, 10:18 pm
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