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June 19, 2018 20:12

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Buyer of Vacation.Rentals believes the days of high priced .com sales are coming to an end

Mike Kugler is the gentleman that purchased Vacation.Rentals for $500,300. Currently the highest reported new gtld sale. Yes Gay.app has been touted as being sold for $1million. No confirmation by any source that industry participants rely on. A website by the name of AMAfeed.com did a Reddit style ask me anything with Mike. Some of […]

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first quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 333.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains

Verisign released their Q1 2018 Domain Name Industry Brief Of note was the decrease in new gtld registrations, they actually showed a decrease of 400,000 names. Some statistics from the report: The first quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 333.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of approximately 1.4 million […]

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Betting names dominate trending keywords for May

Verisign released their trending keywords for May and with the recent change in sports betting laws no surprise that Sports, Bet, and gambling made the top 10 for .com. .COM .NET sports chain bet  block apple  sports bets bet  escort  blockchain  gambling  hemp  betting account adverts national  bookie gallery  opportunity  sites The post Betting names […]

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725 Emoji Domains Expire Next Week 🌊

It’s been a while since the emoji domain grinch came a knocking on the door for emoji domain renewal payment. The grinch of emoji domains is back at it as 725 emoji domains expire in auction this upcoming week. Out the the 725, there are only 10 Single .WS emoji domains worth considering, if you’re […]

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Video: Mastering Aftermarket Appraisals @ NamesCon

Watch the full session of NamesCon’s Mastering Aftermarket Appraisals session, and learn a number of perspectives from domain industry professional of how to accurately appraise and evaluate domain names to sell or purchase.   The post Video: Mastering Aftermarket Appraisals @ NamesCon appeared first on TheDomains.com.

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Full Moon and ~40 Country Flag Emoji Domains Expire Next Week

☘ Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ☘ It’s been quiet on the emoji domain front since reporting nearly 6-7K emoji domain expirations over the last month or so. Although the wave of emoji domains expiring in auction has somewhat died down, this week brings 123 emoji domains nearing auction end. There are 39 country flag emoji […]

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Video: NamesCon the future of emoji domains

NamesCon: Kickstart Commerce Interviews Matan Israeli and Jon Roig – The Future of Emoji Domains. The post Video: NamesCon the future of emoji domains appeared first on TheDomains.com.

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Josh Metnick just keeps on selling crypto related domains

Josh Metnick continues to sell crypto domains, some of them I would never even think of registering. Names like, 0x.fund. Josh sold it for $5,000. He explained to me in an email, (0x is shorthand for Ethereum — all Ethereum addresses start with a “0x…” e.g. check out 0xproject.com (symbol: ZRX) or Bounty0x.io (symbol: BNTY). […]

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Startups on Radix domains rake in $436 mn in VC funding

Radix an advertiser here at TheDomains decided to put together a report on all the venture capital raised by companies using their extensions. .Tech was the most popular extension taking the top 7 spots. Innoviz.tech raised $82 million, the .com parked and registered since 1996. Tenx.tech raised $81 million, the .com forwards to Ten-X.com a […]

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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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