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January 21, 2018 02:48

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Mike Mann sells CryptoWorld.com for $195k

Mike Mann announced on social media that he sold the domain name CryptoWorld.com for $195k. It seems that the domain was sold at Sedo and the exact price was $194,888. Mike bought the domain name in 2011 for $15. Probably the domain was in an expired auction and he was the only bidder. The domain […]

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GoDaddy violates ICANN whois rules and now makes it official

GoDaddy has been blocking whois access at Port 43 for years… It returns the date related information of each domain name, nameserver info and the registrant name. It has been blocking address, telephone and email information for years. Now GoDaddy makes it official. It will violate ICANN whois rules (that are very very poorly enforced) […]

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Radix made $1,381,540 in premium revenue in the 2nd half of 2017

Radix published its premium domains report for the 2nd half of 2017. This report gives a full lowdown on all premium sales Radix TLDs for the period 1st July to 31st Dec 2017. Radix’s premium names are available through 2 main avenues: Most premiums are available via Registrars. These names renew at a premium price too Some reserved […]

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.NYC has sold 515 premium .nyc domain names for a total of $595,157

.NYC celebrated its 3rd year anniversary, so they shared a few highlights to showcase how New Yorkers have helped to build and grow the .nyc domain. The .nyc domain extension consistently ranks in the top 3 of all city domains, with just over 74,426 domains registered at the time of this writing. .NYC is behind […]

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CentralNic purchased premium domain name portfolios worth £2.5 million

CentralNic announced that on 8th January 2018 it completed the purchase of a number of portfolios of premium domain names with .com as their suffix, for an aggregate consideration of £2.5 million, satisfied from the Company’s own cash resources. Ben Crawford, CEO of CentralNic, said: “CentralNic is delighted to have replenished its inventory of premium […]

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Please don’t change the deal terms after the agreement!

Twice in the past month I had 2 buyers change the terms of the domain name transaction after we had agreed and I had setup the escrow transaction. In these 2 cases both changed their minds and wanted to pay through a company. And I am sure that this was not because they had something […]

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Third quarter of 2017 closes with 330.7 million domain name registrations on the internet

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), today announced that the third quarter of 2017 closed with approximately 330.7 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), a decrease of approximately 1.2 million domain name registrations as of Sept. 30, 2017.1 The decrease of approximately 1.2 million domain name registrations globally equates to a decline rate of […]

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Afilias appointed to provide registry services for the .au domains

Afilias Australia Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Afilias plc, has been appointed to provide registry services for the .au domain from 1 July 2018 as part of auDA’s Registry Transformation Project. Afilias was one of three providers shortlisted in a rigorous tender process, which attracted high calibre responses from across the globe. auDA CEO […]

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GoDaddy will cancel your domain name listing because of an unverified buyer!

GoDaddy will just cancel your domain name listing from GoDaddy Auctions if it gets an offer from an “unverified” buyer! An unverified buyer is a actually what they call a deadbeat buyer. Someone that makes an offer for a domain name and when his/her offer is accepted they don’t pay. So if one of your […]

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Mike Mann sells 9 domains in November for $171,164 (Clann.com, bitop.com, maistro.com, etc.)

Mike Mann reported selling 9 domain names in November for a total of $171,164. Prices started at $2,888 and went up to $39,000. Mike made the following tweet on November 13: “Sold 15 premium .Com so far today, mostly too cheap, one for $4888”. I hope there is not someone that thinks that these are […]

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