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January 19, 2018 11:36

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GoDaddy expired domain name auctions now guarantee delivery but you still have to wait 7 days

GoDaddy changed their renewal/expiry domain name policy and owners now have 30 days after the expiration date to renew their domains. At that time the domain name is already in an expired domain name auction that starts at day 25 after the expiration. So after day 30 any domain name that receives a bid is […]

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Efty brings SSL (HTTPS) encryption to its marketplaces

Efty announced today that they are bringing SSL (HTTPS) encryption to Efty marketplaces for all users on the Growth, Pro and Lifetime plans. Here is how Efty describes how this is important and how to enable SSL on marketplaces: Why is this important? Earlier this year Google started labeling any websites that do not have […]

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Domaining.com is back! Google news feed has been disabled!

Francois Carrillo, owner of domaining.com, announced today that the domain name news feed from Google has been disabled on domaining.com. Apparently Francois got tired of cleaning the feed of irrelevant or duplicate content. Francois said, “Domain  names news feed from Google has just been disable. Bloggers will appreciate and readers should no longer be surprised […]

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Trending domain name keywords: crypto, bit coin, ethereum, mining

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of November 2017 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. Crypto related keywords dominate the list and have replaced cannabis related keywords from last month. Keep in mind that this list shows the difference between November and October […]

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Radix expected to make $12 million in revenue in 2017

Radix revealed that it has reached $11.7 million in annual revenue and will surpass the $12 million milestone before the end of  the calendar year 2017. This is the first time that Radix, a self-funded company, has shared its financial numbers. The report didn’t offer much for comparison from the previous years. And of course […]

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CentralNic completed the acquisition of .sk (country code top-level domain for Slovakia)

CentralNic announced today that the acquisition of SK-NIC, the manager of the exclusive country code top-level domain for Slovakia, .sk, has now been completed. The Company’s agreement to acquire SK-NIC, the manager of the exclusive country code top-level domain for Slovakia, .SK., was announced on 25th August 2017.  Since that date, further to continued negotiation, […]

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DropCatch to make 297 refunds because 2nd highest domain auction bidders were later suspended for non-payment

DropCatch.com has received a fair amount of criticism in the past few weeks because of some non-paying bidders and re-auctions. They said there was a glitch with a bidder’s account that allowed him to not pay for won domains but still be able to bid for several more domains. That bidder was suspended. Now they […]

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Namejet sold 96 domains for $556,203 in November (npb.com, tajikistan.com, movingservices.com)

Namejet released it’s November 2017 domain name auctions report that includes a lot of 3-letter .com domains. People seem to liquidating these. Namejet sold 96 (112 domains in October) domains in October for a total of $556,203 ($737,936 in September). Namejet only reports domains that were sold for $2,000 or more. Of course most of […]

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Mike Mann is about to move his 300,000 domain names from Tucows to GoDaddy

Mike Mann said on Twitter that he is about to move his 300,000 domain names from Tucows to GoDaddy. Mike Mann operates the DomainMarket.com marketplace. Not sure what triggered his decision but it might be price related: “Moving our 300K growing registration collection to godaddy unless better deal exists” I would never do a registrar […]

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Robin Hood: expired domain name suggestions for tips!

Meet Robin Hood LTD, the company that provides unsolicited expired domain name suggestions for tips! I got an email yesterday that at first thought it was the usual email that is either selling a newly registered domain for $400 or selling a domain name that is in pending delete or at auction or even not […]

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