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GoDaddy is the “Master of your Domain” and it’s up for sale

GoDaddy, the biggest domain registrar in the world, independently operates a portfolio of acquired domains. Namefind LLC, the GoDaddy domain portfolio managers, is a domain concierge service that operates outside of the usual GoDaddy aftermarket. Those of us old enough to remember the “Master of your Domain” episode from the Seinfeld comedy series, probably looked […]

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A look at how domain stocks did in 2016, if you owned Tucows you were very happy

2016 was a great year for shareholders of Tucows and Neustar, for shareholders of Verisign, Marchex and Sedo parent United Internet ? Not so much. Tucows was the star for 2016 up 67% on the year. Neustar got acquired and the stock finished up close to 40%. Verisign saw their fortunes take a down turn […]

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Actress Anna Faris Acquires The Domain Name Unqualified.com

Actress Anna Faris has acquired the domain name Unqualified.com. The domain name matches the name of her Podcast, which is called “Anna Faris is Unqualified” which started in November 2015. According to the website; ” the podcast gives “not-so-great relationship advice from completely unqualified Hollywood types”. Ms. Faris uses the Twitter handle @unqualified The domain […]

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Domain history : The man who registered 99% of the Zip Code .com domains

An incident of domain theft involving six valuable Zip Code domains, turned into an opportunity to hear a great story from 1999. Mr. Steven A. Chan is in the process of reclaiming these stolen domain assets, and shared with us some facts about the early days of mass domain registrations. Many people believe that numeric […]

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Why Marchex and WWM domain name acquisitions make sense for GoDaddy

Unique characteristics make these portfolios valuable to GoDaddy. Worldwide Media’s portfolio is a good match for GoDaddy’s business model. GoDaddy made the surprising announcement on Monday that it had purchased Michael Berkens’ domain name portfolio. It was surprising because I had no idea Michael Berkens’ Worldwide Media (WWM) portfolio was for sale. But it’s unsurprising […]

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Damn Cybersquatters Again! Is BitCoin Doomed? Black Friday’s Losing Its Mojo?

This is how websites track you; Showing Up: The Single Most Important Thing A Friend Can Do; How To Increase Your LinkedIn Profile Views Quick And Easy; Beyond the “Last Click”: A Conversation with Marchex; Here Are A Dozen Bargain Marketing Platforms for SMBs; Click → To Calculate The Value of All You Do; Apple’s Tim Cook says […]

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DomainPros Buys 260 Five Digit Domains For $1M; $3,850 Per

DomainPros.com announced today that it just acquired 260 five number domain names (NNNNN.com) for $1,000,000 That works out to just over $3,800 per domain name. “Most of those 260 domains originally belonged to Marchex’s portfolio of 5 digit domains” which Godaddy bought from Marchex. Back in April we announced that Godaddy paid $26.2 Million dollars […]

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GoDaddy sold $1.4 million of domain names from Marchex portfolio last quarter

Company getting early results from domain name portfolio. GoDaddy released its Q3 earnings yesterday, and its 10-Q filing with the SEC gives some insight into how it is doing with the Marchex domain name portfolio. The company paid $28.1 million to acquire the portfolio of about 200,000 domain names in April. It’s also paying an […]

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GoDaddy loses first UDRP from Marchex portfolio acquisition

No one responded to the dispute. GoDaddy has lost its first UDRP from the portfolio it acquired from Marchex in April. The company didn’t respond to a UDRP filed by Dairyland Midwest, Inc. d/b/a AgVision for the domain name AgVision.com. When the UDRP was filed last month, World Intellectual Property Organization sent a notice of […]

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Another 7 Figure Domain Name Sale? Futbol.com is Sold

GoDaddy.com has sold the domain name Futbol.com in another potential 7 figures sale? The domain name was part of the Marchex domain portfolio purchase for $28.1 Million in April 2015.

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