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April 20, 2018 10:38

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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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Three reflections on my 37th Birthday

Today is my 37th Birthday, and while I’ve told myself I wouldn’t do much work today, I still can’t help but do some email and of course, write a blog post. For those who have been reading my blog for the last 10+ years you know that this is much more than a blog to […]

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What does the $500,300 sale of Vacation.rentals tell us about .rental domains?

I’ll just skip right to the punchline here, the $500,300 sale of Vacation.rentals tells us absolutely nothing about the value or liquidity of .rental domain names. Now I don’t mean for this to come off harsh, I’m a big fan of Donuts and like a number of the TLDs that they have. That being said, […]

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Fortnite was the third most popular word used in .COM registrations last month

It’s official, Fortnite fever is spreading, but it’s not a bad thing so if you get it, smile and enjoy. If you don’t know what Fortnite is, it’s one of my new favorite game and I’m not alone in saying that. Here’s a quick one sentence description of the game in case you’ve been living […]

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3L .COMs continue to get hit hard by UDRPs – here’s the next one

2018 has seen 3L .COM’s become a prime target for UDRPs. In most cases, these are domains that have been held by the same person for a long time, often long before the company filing the UDRP was created. Still, when a company doesn’t want to pay five or six-figures for a domain name, they […]

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Coinbase announces Coinbase Ventures but it looks like someone is squatting on CoinbaseVentures.com

Today popular US-based cryptocurrency platform Coinbase announced a new venture arm, not surprisingly called, Coinbase Ventures. “That’s why today, we’re announcing the formation of Coinbase Ventures. We’ll be providing financing to promising early stage companies that have the teams and ideas that can move the space forward in a positive, meaningful way. At least in the […]

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Is it just me or did Handle.com sell for less than what it’s worth?

I was reading one of my favorite blogs today, TheDomains.com, and I learned that Handle.com sold on Sedo last week for $95,080. Honestly I did a double-take on this one because IMHO I think this domain is worth six-figures, whoever bought it got a steal of a deal. Let’s compare Handle.com to a few recent […]

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You (probably) shouldn’t waste your time trying to sell domain names on Twitter

Let’s start this week of with some advice that will likely save you some time – if you’re a normal individual domain investor, stop trying to use Twitter as a channel to sell domain names. The reason why I have (probably) in the title above is because there are three cases where I still think […]

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Bill Karamouzis – DNW Podcast #178

Meet a guy who has leveraged the value of good domain names and learn what he is investing in now. Bill Karamouzis, also known as Bill Kara, has made a lot of hefty domain name investments. Some of them have been for businesses. He bought CookingGames.com for $350,000 and paid $725,000 for MathGames.com for his […]

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Something seems to be wrong with Go Daddy’s parking pages

So this morning a friend contacted me about a domain name they wanted to buy. They had tried to register the domain name but it said it was taken, but when they navigated over to the domain in their browser they saw a Go Daddy parking page which made them think it was potentially owned […]

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