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The Best SAS acquires .Best domain name extension

PeopleBrowsr announced the sale of its BestTLD Pty Ltd subsidiary to The Best SAS, a Paris based company led by President, Cyril Fremont. BestTLD Pty Ltd owns the .Best top level domain. It has distribution agreements with GoDaddy and over 50 other Domain Registrars. In sort, an almost failing New gTLD extension got sold. .Best […]

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ICANN request to preserve WHOIS data referred to German appeal court

The madness continues… The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was informed yesterday that the Regional Court in Bonn, Germany, has decided to refer to the Higher Regional Court in Cologne, Germany, the injunction proceedings ICANN initiated against EPAG, a Germany-based, ICANN-accredited registrar that is part of the Tucows Group. ICANN filed the […]

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Mike Mann sells 7 domains in June for $113,664 (KBSR[.]com, TheRitual[.]com, etc.)

Mike Mann reported selling 7 domain names in June for a total of $113,664. Prices started at $4,000 and went up to $32,000. All 7 of the sold domains were .com. The average reported domain sales price was $16,238. Here is a look at some of Mike Mann’s domain sales and acquisitions from June 2018. […]

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DigitalTown rebranded, launched a new website and published new mobile apps

DigitalTown (OTC:DGTW) has rebranded, launched a new website and published new mobile applications to “equip municipalities and communities with the tools required to co-create more resilient and equitable local economies”. The announcement continues: The DigitalTown turnkey solution of ‘a digital city in a box’ makes it easy and convenient for cities to get online without […]

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ICE.com sold for $3.5 Million in private domain name sale

In what will likely be the most valuable publicly-known, single-domain transaction of 2018, the super-premium domain name “ICE.com” has been sold in a private, confidential transaction for $3.5 million. Crypto.com was reportedly sold for $12 Million but this price was never confirmed buy the buyer or the seller. ICE.com was originally registered in 1990. Buyer […]

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The two 5-figure .APP domain name sales on Namebio never happened

I checked to see what .app domain name sales are listed on Namebio.com and I found 4 sales all from June 2018. .App domains launched about 2 months ago. .App entered general availability on May 8. I did a fast check to see if these have sold and I from what I see the domains […]

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CentralNic acquires KeyDrive

CentralNic Group Plc (AIM: CNIC), announced that it has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire the entire share capital of KeyDrive S.A. and its subsidiaries (“KeyDrive” or the “KeyDrive Group”) for an initial consideration of $35.8 million, representing an enterprise value of $44.5 million, plus a performance based earn out of up to $10.5 […]

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6 years later…

It has been 6 years since I started this blog in 2012. What made me start was reading all the other blogs for a few years before 2012. I had also more or less left the forums so I guess I was looking for a way to express my opinions and a blog seemed like […]

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Trending domain name keywords: force, space, explore, insurance

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of June 2018 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. There was 1 common keyword in the 2 lists: force. You can find the list from last month here. My experience shows that 700 or 800 (or even less) […]

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Donuts sold 7 .news domains as a package for six-figures in 2017

Donuts Inc. today announced the sales of the domain names science.news, food.news, health.news, medicine.news, pollution.news, cancer.news and climate.news. The exact terms of the sales were not disclosed, though Donuts said that the package was sold for a six-figure price. WebSeed Inc. acquired the names in late 2017 and launched the sites, starting in early 2018. […]

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