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From Matador to Public.com and a $1.2 billion valuation
This company built credibility with a great domain name. In 1952, just 4.2% of Americans were company shareholders. By 1990, that figure had risen to 21.1%, and by 2020, 55% of the population had invested money in the stock market. As time and techno...
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September 16, 2021, 7:28 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
UDRP “not designed as a remedy for poor management”
You shouldn’t file a UDRP just because you’ve lost the keys to your domain name. Companies try to shoehorn many domain name issues into UDRP, which was created to handle clear-cut cybersquatting cases. A recent example is a dispute over a...
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September 16, 2021, 3:51 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Swetha strikes again: Quest.xyz sells for record-breaking $70k
Domain investor sets a new record for a non-numeric .xyz domain sale. Domain name investor Swetha Yenugula had another incredible week with .xyz domain name sales, including selling quest.xyz for $69,888. This is the most ever paid for a non-numeric ...
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September 16, 2021, 3:17 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Three recent numeric domain sales and possible Chinese meanings
Here are some possible uses for these recent NNNN domain sales. When reading recent domain sales recently, I came across three interesting numeric domains ending with either 98 or 99, which are familiar to Chinese consumers as having the meanings of ...
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September 16, 2021, 1:16 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Newfold releases $1.1 million worth of domain sales data
Data include sales from July and August. Newfold Digital released two months’ sales data from its aftermarket platforms today. The data include domains that sold for $2,000 or more on NameJet and SnapNames during July and August. All told, the ...
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September 15, 2021, 8:23 pm
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Domain Name Wire
Keeping a domain in bad faith? How about RDNH?
A new Turkish car company tries a novel argument. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has found Türkiye’nin Otomobili Giri┼čim Grubu Sanayi Ve Ticaret Anonim ┼×irketi guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in a dispute ove...
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September 15, 2021, 4:53 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
24 end user domain name sales including a big .xyz
An ecommerce company, a blockchain company and a law firm bought domain names. Sedo had a strong week for end user domain sales, led by a company that just raised $6.7 million using some of the money to upgrade its domain name. Here’s a list of...
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September 15, 2021, 1:22 pm
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Domain Name Wire
Dan.com says new follow up system results in 9% better conversions
Domain sales platform continues to iterate on payments, checkout and more. Dan.com published details about many improvements to its domain selling system today. While some of the updates may seem like small details, they show the company’s emph...
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September 14, 2021, 7:07 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Hackers claim significant Epik breach
A group claims that it has hacked Epik and downloaded significant data. A group says it has hacked domain name registrar Epik and released a trove of data online. A posting (see PDF version) claims that the hackers gained access to data about all dom...
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September 14, 2021, 5:36 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Verisign applies pressure to ICANN to delegate .web
Verisign is tired of delays (as it should be).   Verisign is applying pressure to ICANN to delegate the .web top level domain name to it. Today, the company published a blog post that follows up to a letter (pdf) that Nu Dot Co sent to ICANN rev...
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September 14, 2021, 3:39 pm
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