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June 19, 2018 10:24

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Oops: Network Solutions tells customers that their domain is now available

Aftermarket sales email worries customers because of wrong subject line. Domain name registrar Network Solutions mixed up an aftermarket promotion email blast, accidentally informing its customers that their domain name was available for purchase. It seems that someone used the wrong mail merge token in the subject line of the emails. The first errant message was […]

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ICANN terminates 450 drop-catch registrars

Almost 450 registrars have lost their ICANN accreditations in recent days, fulfilling predictions of a downturn in the domain name drop-catch market. By my reckoning, 448 registrars have been terminated in the last week, all of them apparently shells operated by Pheenix, one of the big three drop-catching firms. Basically, Pheenix has dumped about 90% […]

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Sixteen-year-old emoji .com sells for €3,400

An emoji domain name believed to be in the first three such domains ever registered has been sold. The domain ☮.com seems to to have been sold to an end-user buyer, via Sedo, for €3,400 ($3,816). The sale appears to have been a quick flip by an Austrian investor. ☮ is of course better known […]

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Interesting GoDaddy patent applications and data

Could these ideas increase aftermarket domain name sales? GoDaddy has filed two patent applications that contain interesting concepts and data. If fully implemented as described, the systems could increase aftermarket domain name transactions. The applications are number 14/591778 (pdf) for “Notifying users of available searched domain names” and 14/591758 (pdf) for “Notifying registrants of domain […]

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GoDaddy Aftermarket with Paul Nicks – DNW Podcast #52

Paul Nicks, who manages GoDaddy’s aftermarket, discusses the state of domain resales and the GoDaddy platform. Paul Nicks runs the aftermarket for GoDaddy, which includes Afternic and GoDaddy auctions. Paul discusses the current state of the domain aftermarket, including which direction sales and sale prices are moving. He also discusses changes the company is making […]

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Popular Domain Marketplaces Are Still Pumping-Out .COM Sales

Yes, we’re moving into a world where new gTLDs are going to be in the news, all day, every day. While these might take center stage, on my blog and other blogs for some time to come, that doesn’t mean that the .COM isn’t kicking ass and taking names and selling very reliably on popular […]

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It’s 2013, and All the Good Domain Names are Taken

This past week, two significant acquisitions in the domain name industry that lend truth to the old saying. The post It’s 2013, and All the Good Domain Names are Taken appeared first on BrandBucket.

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