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February 22, 2019 11:05

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Mike Mann sells 15 domains for $293,298 in January

Mike Mann reported selling 15 domain names in January for a total of $293,298. Prices started at $1,288 and went up to $100,000. Mike Mann sold 14 .com domains and 1 .org domain. The average reported domain sales price was $19,553. But this is the average of just the 4 reported sales. Mike shared some […]

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Trending domain name keywords: keto, property, trial, legal, litigation, custody

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of January 2019 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. You can find the list from last month here. My experience shows that 700 or 800 (or even less) domain registrations are enough to bring a keyword into the […]

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Monday Morning Walks With Morgan: Episode 7, an evening walk in San Francisco

Well this morning proved to be too busy for me to get out and go for a walk, but I didn’t want to miss another Monday so I decided to bring all of you along for an evening walk. My plan was to memorize and cover five stories and during the video and I thought […]

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Marksmen makes lowball offer using a GoDaddy domain appraisal

Marksmen, a brand protection agency, made a lowball offer for one of my domains using a GoDaddy domain name appraisal. Everybody in the domain name industry knows that all automated domain name appraisals are useless. And GoDaddy appraisals have not gained any credibility despite being offered by the most popular domain name registrar in the […]

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.Com and .Net domains increase to 153 million in 2018 (up 4.5% from 2017)

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2018. “2018 was a strong year for Verisign. The domain name base and revenues grew; we divested non-core assets; and we repurchased 4.4 million of our shares. Significantly, in October, we executed an amendment to the Cooperative Agreement with the […]

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New GoDaddy commercial is out

GoDaddy has a new commercial on YouTube today. The new ad has the title “Make the World You Want” and is using the hashtag #maketheworldyouwant. The domain MaketheWorldYouWant.com was registered on February 2nd, 2019 at Godaddy and is redirecting to the link of the description: www.godaddy.com/make-the-world-you-want The problem is that the link currently gives an […]

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How I reply to threats from companies that want to steal my domains

I got a message from a Spanish company trying to steal my domain. They used the contact form that I have on this domain name I own to send the message below. I have nothing more on the domain name except this contact form. No content, no PPC, no ads, no “for sale” sign, no […]

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Top public domain name sales at Sedo in 2018

See below the top 10 public domain name sales at Sedo in 2018. Files.com was the highest public domain name sale, selling for 750,000 USD. Confidential domain name sales were not included. 2018 Top 10 Public Domain Sales Domain Price 1. Files.com $750,000 2. Christian.com $600,000 3. Dax.com $500,000 3. Kush.com $500,000 4. Plants.com $450,000 […]

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NamesCon publishes summary report from 10 keynotes

The 2019 NamesCon Global Trend report has been published by the event organizers. If you didn’t attend NamesCon 2019 in Las Vegas (and even if you did) this is a great recap of the 10 keynotes from all 3 days of the conference. BTW, here are the results of the NamesCon 2019 domain name auction. […]

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Escrow.com revealed the 10 highest-grossing domain brokers of 2018

Escrow.com recognizes the domain name industry’s biggest players, revealing the 2019 Master of Domains Awards winners at NamesCon 2019 in Las Vegas. Escrow.com has revealed the winners of the 2019 Master of Domains Awards, which recognises the top names in the domains industry for the deals they’ve closed in the preceding year (2018). The 2019 […]

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