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Plated : From a $9.99 domain at GoDaddy, to a $300 million acquisition by Albertsons

Plated, operating from Plated.com, sends its customers the necessary ingredients to cook their own meals. This is what a “meal kit service” is all about. Instead of shipping pre-made, soggy food, Plated took the novel approach when it was founded in 2012. Its main competitor, Blue Apron, operates around the same principles. There is a […]

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Domain aftermarket update – DNW Podcast #151

Sedo’s CSO provides data to back up recent sales trends. This week we talk with Matthias Meyer-Schönherr, the Chief Sales Officer of Sedo. Matthias comes armed with data to discuss sales trends including .ai and .io domain names. He also talks about options for selling domains and the best way to sell domains in today’s […]

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2016 Domain Name Sales Roundup

We wanted to share some statistics on how the BrandBucket marketplace performed in 2016. Growth since our launch in 2007 has been steadily climbing, and 2016 was no different. Consumers and businesses all over the world now buy domain names from BrandBucket, and it continues to be a go-to resource for companies looking for a […]

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2016 Domain Name Sales Roundup

We wanted to share some statistics on how the BrandBucket marketplace performed in 2016. Growth since our launch in 2007 has been steadily climbing, and 2016 was no different. Consumers and businesses all over the world now buy domain names from BrandBucket, and it continues to be a go-to resource for companies looking for a […]

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Kiwi man wastes good lunch money on Covfefe.co.nz domain

A man from New Zealand tossed a perfect lunch into the garbage, after deciding to register the domain Covfefe.co.nz instead. Auckland meme-lover, Samuel Chatwin, skipped lunch after a Donald Trump tweet about “Covfefe” went viral. “Spending $22.99 to get this piece of junk domain was a non-brainer,” said Samuel Chatwin. “Me and my friends could […]

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OkCupid: The Curious Story Behind this Flirtatious Dating Brand

Things weren’t always okay at the online dating startup, OkCupid. In fact, their brand search and naming process was anything but straight as an arrow. The story goes something like this. The post OkCupid: The Curious Story Behind this Flirtatious Dating Brand appeared first on BrandBucket.

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OkCupid: The Curious Story Behind this Flirtatious Dating Brand

Things weren’t always okay at the online dating startup, OkCupid. In fact, their brand search and naming process was anything but straight as an arrow. The story goes something like this. The post OkCupid: The Curious Story Behind this Flirtatious Dating Brand appeared first on BrandBucket.

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2017 Predictions – DNW Podcast #116

Hear predictions for 2017 from 15 people in the domain business. It’s the annual Domain Name Wire Podcast Predictions episode! Hear predictions from 15 people in the domain name industry about what they think is in store for 2017. This year’s podcast includes yours truly plus: Sedo, PIR, NameNinja, DotTBA, Neustar, GGRG.com, InterNetX, .Club, Payoneer, […]

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Twitter closes “video loop” service Vine down

Twitter is closing down its Vine video loop service, which it acquired in 2012 for $30 million dollars. The sudden announcement shares the sad news of how one of the top 10 social media sites will be closing down – but not today: “Since 2013, millions of people have turned to Vine to laugh at […]

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Oracle Corporation grabs Oracl.com domain via UDRP

The domain Oracl.com was registered in 1998, and it has just now been ordered into the lap of Oracle International Corporation, Complainant in a UDRP. Despite claims that they owned the domain for 18 years, a panelist at the National Arbitration Forum stated that ownership is “unverifiable.” On top of that, findings of use for […]

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