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This Week In Domaining – Episode 2: First.com sells for $200k, companies abusing the UDRP system learn the hard way, and more

Last week I debuted This Week in Domaining on my blog and on iTunes and it looks like people enjoyed it so let’s keep it going. This week I’ll share the story of a six-figure one-word .COM domain that was sold for a 0% ROI after 11 years, a new liquid domain report that shows […]

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This Week In Domaining – Episode 1: A recap of the top domain name news stories from last week

Well I’ve decided, after years of staying out of the audio or video streaming world that it’s time to jump back in. For those who know me, you know that I have a lot of energy and sometimes that energy just doesn’t translate as well with writing alone. At the same time, my life is […]

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How I’m getting $1,500+ thanks to the NameJet audit

I’ll start by saying, no, I am not getting some kind of refund relating to bidding in an auction that was proven to have shill bidding taking place on it. While NameJet is doing an internal audit to determine if shill bidding has been impacting their auctions, it looks like they’re also uncovering some payments […]

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Boom! Media Options brokers the sale of X.com back to its original owner – Elon Musk

It’s not ever day that a one letter .COM sells period, and it’s almost never that the previous owner is the buyer (in fact this might be the first time it has happened). Couple this with the fact that that original owner is Elon Musk and it’s fair to say the sale of X.com which was […]

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Warning: BSH.com is a stolen domain name – do not buy

I received a notification last night that the domain name BSH.com was stolen out of a Go Daddy account. The owner and Go Daddy are working together to determine how this happened but it looks like someone is now trying to quickly sell the domain name to get rid of it. If see this domain […]

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It’s hard to miss these three domain companies at SXSW

Every year SXSW brings a lot of people and money in Austin. Last year over 70,000 people attended the conference and $325.3M was injected into the Austin economy – boom! The first part of SXSW (which is called South by Southwest BTW) is called “Interactive” (read more here) and it has become the go-to tech show […]

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Domain Name History could be made today as Live auction kicks off in Las Vegas

Today could be a day we all remember for a long time as the NamesCon – ROTD live auction kicks off in Las Vegas in about an hour. I wrote about the auction this weekend because I do think this could be a truly historic event. Now that I’m here in-person I can tell you that […]

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This domain auction could (and likely will) make history

Next week the largest event in the domain name industry, Namescon, kicks-off in Las Vegas, and with it comes a domain auction that just might break some long-standing records. With the growth of the domain industry coupled with the new domain name extensions, the live auction next week is expected to bring some serious bidding from […]

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Countdown to NamesCon Part 1: Understanding the Chinese domain market

It’s official, NamesCon is less than a month away. In a few weeks entrepreneurs, domain investors, venture capitalists, angel investors, web developers, SEO experts, affiliate marketers, branding experts, marketing wizards and more will all flock to Las Vegas for the domain industry’s largest conference. I wanted to point out all the different people that attend […]

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Five predictions for the domain industry in 2017

I’ve had a few people ask me over email about my predictions for the domain industry next year. Of course, I’m late to the party here as there has been some solid predictions already made by industry veterans far more plugged-in than me. So before I share my thoughts about 2017, I’d recommend and actually […]

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