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July 19, 2019 10:41

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Top 10 articles from the 1st half of 2019 (ICANN, GoDaddy, Mike Mann, Rick Schwartz, Voice)

These are the top 10 domain name articles from the first half of 2019. It has been a crazy year in the domain name industry with some great sales but with ICANN screwing all domain name owners. It is a busy year for OnlineDomain.com with about 130 posts published so far. All posts below have […]

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ICANN screws everybody! .info, .biz and .asia contracts were renewed too!

In case anyone in this domain name industry really cares, the .org Registry Agreement contract was not the only contract renewed by ICANN. The .info, .biz and .asia Registry Agreement contracts were renewed too on 30 June 2019! Who approved these 4 contracts and who signed them? Nobody knows! Is there any accountability in ICANN? […]

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And this is why you get an NDA!

While I didn’t really share the industry’s excitement regarding the sale of Voice.com for $30 million. Of course it is a good sale and it is good to know the sale happened but we need many more similar sales to get a significant change in domain values. But I thought of something that will certainly change […]

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I don’t share the domaining industry’s excitement about the Voice.com sale

While most of the domaining industry seems to be ecstatic about the sale of the domain name Voice.com for $30 million I can’t say I share this excitement. First of all this seems like a one time thing. We need to get maybe ten 8 figure domain sales, tens of 7 figure sales, and so […]

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GoDaddy auctions and Enom expired domains problems

I don’t know why GoDaddy can’t do a single thing right unless its customers complain for getting screwed. There have been years and years of complaints since 2012 on this blog while I have been writing about Godaddy domain name auctions getting renewed after the auctions are over and paid for while GoDaddy was making […]

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Wake up people! ICANN and the registries want to steal your domain names!

This is not just about .asia that no one cares about. Not even .org. It is about ICANN and the legacy registries starting an attack on all our domain names. It started with Verisign asking a few months back to be able to raise .com prices again after the US department of commerce forbid any […]

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Verisign .com monopoly reports an operating margin of 65.4%

The Verisign .com monopoly reported a huge operating margin that was 65.4 percent for the first quarter of 2019. Instead of being grateful for this gift that it is being given they are asking for .com price increases. It is time that the .com contract is put up for grabs for a more competitive price. The […]

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My comment about price increases on Kevin Murphy’s post

Kevin Murphy wrote a blog post “ICA rallies the troops to defeat .org price hikes. It won’t work” that mentioned a few opinions that I don’t agree with. Kevin said that “the retail price of a .org (currently around $20 at GoDaddy, which has about a third of all .orgs) would be unlikely to rise […]

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Rick Schwartz reveals domain name purchase prices from the 1990’s

Rick Schwartz revealed on Twitter some of his domain name purchase prices from the 1990’s. He started by saying that domain name acquisition cost has nothing to do with sales price, something that I completely agree with: “I have no issues publishing prices I paid for my #domainnames. Most think it will affect their #sales […]

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GoDaddy domain auctions: The problems never end

So GoDaddy supposedly fixed the problem where domains would get renewed or transferred out after a GoDaddy auction had ended and paid for. But today I was going through my bank statement from March and I noticed a refund from GoDaddy. I checked my account and found that a domain I had won in an […]

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