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AUCTION RECAP OF APRIL 14, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on April 14, 2018. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where […]

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday April 15th, 2018

I think that one of the best things about publicly sharing my story of domain investing are the nice people that think of me on a regular basis.  Each day I get an email letting me know of a plant domain, a dot .io, a .cc,  or something in my “wheelhouse” that is expiring or […]

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Geo domain investments

Today: The best places to check the whois of a domain name / Blockchain vs Holochain domain investments / Looking for LLLL.com at $160 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Looking for good Domain Broker – Are you a domain name broker looking for new clients? […]

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#GoDaddy wants to conquer every tier 2 city in #India

GoDaddy bagged one million customers in India, and the biggest domain registrar in the world is only getting started. With 462 million Internet users, India is second only to China. So far, GoDaddy’s web hosting and cloud services have targeted the large metropolises of India. There are 51 million small and medium businesses, of which […]

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Get ready to play the LL, LLL and LLLL #domain game

Short domain names are fun to type in, and it’s even better owning one – most of them can be worth a lot of money. The market for LLL .com and LLLL .com domain names is healthy, although prices are considerably down from previous peaks. The two letter .com (LL) domain market remains strong, thanks […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF APRIL 13, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on April 13, 2018. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where […]

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New owner of Vacation.Rentals shares more about why they spent half a million dollars on the domain

I wrote a post last week about the $500,300 sale of Vacation.Rentals brokered by Brooke from Uniregistry. While I was really happy for Brooke/Uniregistry, the new domain owner, and Donuts, I wrote the post to caution new investors to not spend their life savings on .Rental domains. Big sales like this can cause people to […]

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auDA refers former directors to police

Imploding Australian ccTLD registry auDA has ratted out “several” of its former directors to the local cops, it was revealed this week. In a message to its community to mark Chris Leptos’ 150th day as chair of the organization, he wrote: I am disappointed to advise you that in my first week as Independent Chair […]

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CoCCA to charge trademark owners for Whois access

CoCCA has become the first domain registry to publicly announce that it will charge trademark owners for access to Whois records. The company said it plans to release an updated version of its software and registry service, containing a range of features for ensuring General Data Protection Regulation compliance, on April 20. The public Whois […]

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Panic stations as Europe plays hardball on Whois privacy

Hopes that Whois records will continue to be available to broad sections of the internet community appeared dashed this week as European data protection heads ripped holes in ICANN’s plan for the industry to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation. ICANN CEO Goran Marby warned that Whois faces imminent fragmentation and expressed disappointment that […]

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