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June 21, 2018 10:37

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Mike Mann: “Every day there is at least one domain being deleted that is worth a million dollars.”

Mike Mann wtote on social media: “Every day there is at least one domain being deleted that is worth a million dollars. Not easy to find and get it first.” Andrew Rosener replied on twitter: “I would say 1 in every 10 days at best. $100k name very day yes. Unless you put an infinite […]

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“Brandable” Names vs. Keyword Domains (video)

.CLUB CMO Jeff Sass gave a keynote speech at NamesCon Europe 2018. “Fake words in names can be like Fake News – they can lead you to something other than the desired result. So-called “brandable” domains – often words that are made up or misspelled – rarely pass the “radio test” and can be costly […]

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Welcome to domaining 2.0 – The version where you don’t have any domain ownership records!

Friday, May 25, 2018 was the start of a new, shittier, internet. Welcome to domaining 2.0. The version where you don’t have any domain name ownership records! Yes, that is right. No one knows from Friday that you own a domain name. Well, the registrar “maybe” knows it but that will not be helpful in […]

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Some domain name investors are being idiots

Some domain name investors are being idiots. Plain and simple idiots. Well, most are probably idiots, including myself, but regarding this issue below maybe not so many. I hope… So I sent out an email to what seems to be a domain name investor in China and asked if a domain was for sale. I […]

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Some words you don’t want to hear from domain buyers

These are some of the words or phrases that you don’t want to hear from a potential buyer of your domain name. This goes beyond the usual cheapskate pretending to be a student, people making ridiculous offers or the threatening idiot that thinks he deserves to have a domain more than the current owner. These […]

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ICANN people think they are rock stars spending millions on meetings around the world!

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published the ICANN61 By the Numbers report, which includes technical, demographic, and attendance statistics. Why did ICANN wasted so many hours to create this 54-page report is beyond any reason! No wonder they have no time to do anything useful. This report is part of ICANN’s […]

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Where did the domain name investors go?

I have been wondering in the past few weeks where the domain name investors have gone. It seems that a significant percentage has left the industry. This happened in the end of 2017 so it might be temporary. It is too soon to tell. Of course there are always people leaving the industry but new […]

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A few domain name registrars that are already masking or blocking whois

We are less than 2 months away from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and it seems that a few domain name registrars are already masking or blocking whois details. Blocking has been going on for years especially from GoDaddy but masking whois details is something fairly new. GDPR is a regulation in EU law […]

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ICANN must reduce its budget now!

Göran Marby, President and CEO of ICANN, seems to pretend that he doesn’t understand how much more money than it should ICANN is spending every year. He published a blog post called “Budget Discussions at ICANN61“. He starts by saying: “During ICANN61, a major topic of conversation was the FY19 draft Budget and Operating Plan. […]

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Empty legal threats and/or the passive aggressive domain name “buyer”

Some people think they somehow deserve a domain name so they try to acquire it using baseless and empty legal threats and/or subtle indirect threats. I received an inquiry for a 2-word .com 2 weeks ago to which I replied with a $150k quote. The domain was registered in 1998 and I bought it in […]

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