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Constantine Roussos and DotMusic win the rights to .Music domains!!!

DotMusic Limited managed to win the exclusive rights to the .music extension and domain names outbidding 2 giants: Google and Amazon. There were originally 8 competitive applications in contention. The contention was resolved a few days back in a private auction between the 8 parties. No details of the auction came out because of the […]

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Rick Schwartz reveals domain name purchase prices from the 1990’s

Rick Schwartz revealed on Twitter some of his domain name purchase prices from the 1990’s. He started by saying that domain name acquisition cost has nothing to do with sales price, something that I completely agree with: “I have no issues publishing prices I paid for my #domainnames. Most think it will affect their #sales […]

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The ICA is organizing a public webcast

The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) is organizing a public webcast which will highlight the ICA’s policy positions and interests. The webcast is scheduled for April 12 at 1 PM EDT. Registration is now open. Among the topics ICA will cover: The possible increase in .com registration fees Pricing policy arising from the differences between legacy extensions which were originally […]

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GoDaddy domain auctions: The problems never end

So GoDaddy supposedly fixed the problem where domains would get renewed or transferred out after a GoDaddy auction had ended and paid for. But today I was going through my bank statement from March and I noticed a refund from GoDaddy. I checked my account and found that a domain I had won in an […]

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Trending domain name keywords: blockchain ,stadia, chain, assistance

Is blockchain back? Some people that have started registering loads of blockchain domains seem to believe it. I know that it was never gone but the big hype has subsided. The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of March 2019 were published by Verisign, the .com and […]

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Domain Investing News Highlights for the week of April 1st, 2019

I’m always amazed at how much goes on in the domain investing world in a single week, and this week was no exception. There was a lot to cover this week and while I’m trying to keep this short and sweet, I’d say pull up a chair, crack open a beer, and get comfy because […]

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Efty introduces 3 new for-sale landing templates

Efty introduces 3 new for-sale landing templates: Fresku, Nubia & Nobo. Efty has found over the past 4+ years that “mobile-first, stunning graphics, crisp typography, bold call-to-action buttons and a customizable message focused on benefits makes potential buyers not only consider the opportunities but pay a premium for it.” The Fresku design is also available […]

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Neustar and .Biz domains want no price caps too!

ICANN is now proposing lifting price cap provisions for .biz domains too. This came shortly after the proposals to lift price caps for .org and .info domains. Of course Neustar, the biz registry, would sure like to get what Afilias and PIR want and ICANN is willing to give them. All these companies want to […]

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VPN.com hires Darryl Lopes as senior domain broker

VPN.com announced today that Darryl Lopes has been brought on as a Senior Domain Broker. Before coming to VPN.com, Lopes spent four and a half years as a Domain Broker at Uniregstry and one year consulting as an independent broker thereafter. Within just weeks of joining the team at VPN.com, Lopes closed his first deal—successfully […]

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MMX revenue was up 5% in 2018 because of the ICM acquisition

Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM: MMX) announced Final Results for the year ended 31 December 2018. It seems that 2018 was not really a good year for MMX as the acquisition of ICM for $30.6m has boosted all numbers. For example the report says that group revenue is up 5% but ICM had $7.27 […]

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