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January 17, 2018 05:13

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Is NameJet’s Premium .WS Emoji Domain Auction Losing Steam?

Today’s NameJet emoji domain auction results give the appearance that interest is waning for emoji domains. Of course, this loosely held opinion is based on NameJet finishing last year quite strong with a number of .WS emoji domain auctions closing with 4-figure amounts. So, how in the world does NameJet emoji domain auctions go from 4-figure […]

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Verisign’s December top trending keywords are all about crypto

Verisign released their top trending keywords for December. No surprise it was crypto dominated again. Everything in .com was coin/crypto related.   .COM .NET coin crypto crypto  chain  block  block  chain corp blockchain  river wallet  press  ripple associates crypt currency  altcoin  mountain  appliance  parts The post Verisign’s December top trending keywords are all about crypto […]

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After starting slow GoDaddy comes back to win best registrar again in Namepros poll

So back in 2016 there was a best registrar poll on Namepros where GoDaddy won going away. They had over 50% of the vote. So last month I posted the 2017 poll and GoDaddy trailed early but came on at the close for the win. The early leader was NameSilo who seems to be an […]

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Big week coming up for emoji domains

Alvin Brown posted an interesting article this morning on emoji domains. There are over 1200 emoji domains coming to GoDaddy auctions over the next week. From the article: Most days, the expired emoji domain search returns a handful of domains or, in most cases, no domains at all. Well, that tide changed this week when […]

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Verisign’s top trending keywords for October are crypto and marijuana based

Verisign released the top trending keywords for October. October was big on crypto and marijuana. Cannabis topped the .com charts and blockchain topped .net. Blockchain was also represented in .com along with block by itself. .COM .NET cannabis blockchain block luxury  international  cheap  bank guru  marijuana  expo  corporation  finn  america jerseys blockchain sucks christmas  miss […]

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What kind of domains are you buying and what are you avoiding?

We have seen many trends come and go, and other niches are evergreen like 3L.com. I was having a couple chats about brandable names and the trend was the people were displeased with a lack of sales/offers for made up words. That frustration took me back to a post I read from Brandworthy on Namepros. […]

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new gTLDs made up 16 percent of the 2016 cases at WIPO

Ip-Watch.org published an article on the WIPO annual report. In that article William New broke down some statistics related to domain disputes. 2016 showed an increase of 10% in domain cases. From the article: In 2016, the total number of WIPO cybersquatting cases rose 10 percent, with a record 3,036 cases brought by trademark owners, […]

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The future of all premium domain transactions?

There was an interesting conversation that took place on Twitter with Mike, Elliot Silver and Andrew Rosener. The topic dealt with financing purchases and also getting equity from certain deals. Andrew Rosener commented that he felt that this was the future of premium domain transactions. The conversation started with Elliot’s tweet: A domain name may […]

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How do you like your content?

I was reading the article Morgan Linton wrote about domain blogs and it kind of fit in with an article I started on over the weekend. How do you like your content? Morgan was specifically talking about a Twitter conversation about Bitcoin and Domaining, that was being had by Rick Schwartz and Konstantinos from OnlineDomain.com. […]

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One investor asks,”4L CHIPS: Wasn’t it the best example of pump and dump?

In 2015 the emergence of so called ugly 4L.com names started their rise. People started posting wanted threads on Namepros, “Looking for 4L.coms no a,e,i,o,u,v.” The prices started to pick up pretty rapidly, I owned two 4L.coms and the first one I auctioned on Namepros and it sold for $335. I auctioned the other on […]

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