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January 21, 2018 02:40

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This GoDaddy Premium Domain change could help you sell a lot more domains

GoDaddy is testing how it displays domain names listed for sale through Afternic/GoDaddy Premium Listings. I received an offer on Sedo for one of my domain names this morning. Whenever I receive an offer on a domain, my first stop is GoDaddy where I search for the domain to see if I have a “buy […]

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Donuts (finally) wins .Charity dispute, clearing path to .charity domain names

Panel denies community objection against Donuts’ .charity top level domain name application. New top level domain name company Donuts is officially back in the running for the right to run the .charity top level domain name, clearing the way to finalize an operator for the string. If you have an excellent memory, you might recall […]

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.CD registry contract pulled, domain in temporary limbo

Domain name for Democratic Republic of Congo undergoes surprise transition. There are risks to registering country code domain names, example #1,761… Société Congolaise des Postes et Télécommunications in Democratic Republic of Congo has canceled its contract with CONIC, Webnet Africa, Mikuba (all the same group) to manage the .cd top level domain name. This apparently […]

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Tucows moves expired domain names back to GoDaddy Auctions

Move back to GoDaddy suggests that GoDaddy generates substantially more revenue per domain for registrars. Domain name registrar Tucows has moved its expired domain name inventory back to GoDaddy Auctions, Domain Name Wire has discovered. In September 2016, Tucows became the first third-party registrar to send its expired domain inventory to GoDaddy Auctions, switching from […]

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Parties agree to overturn UDRP decision and transfer domain for $40,000

Interesting cybersquatting lawsuit questions tribal sovereign immunity. Two years ago today I wrote about a lawsuit that VirtualPoint, Inc. (the same company that runs UDRPSearch) filed against Poarch Band of Creek Indians after the latter won a UDRP to get VirtualPoint’s domain name WindCreek.com. Domain investor George Kirikos recently came upon the UDRP decision in […]

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Smart geo TLD marketing by .NYC

A great example of how to market a city top level domain name. JustFix.NYC was the Brooklyn winner in the “Best of the Boroughs” contest. Despite a slow start for some domains, I’m still a fan of city new top level domain names. City names only have to create awareness in a small geographic area. […]

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Email analytics firm 250ok scores $2.6 million Series A

Company helps marketers reach their target, and domain name owners are part of the puzzle. 250ok CEO Greg Kraios Email analytics firm 250ok has secured a $2.6 million Series A funding led by Arthur Ventures. The Indianapolis company helps marketers make sure their messages are reaching consumers’ inboxes and improve effectiveness. One way it does […]

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.Co co-founder predicts healthy results for .Health domain name

Jose Rasco is applying his experience with .co to .health. Jose Rasco, who helped drive .Co’s success, is leading .Health There was a lot of euphoria a few years ago when the rights to new top level domains were being auctioned. Companies paid millions of dollars (and in many cases tens of millions) to acquire […]

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10 Notable NameJet Sales from September: GigaFactory.com, Everex.com and more

GigaFactory.com and Everex.com among the more notable sales on NameJet last month. How long does it take to recover from a shill bidding scandal? About one month. NameJet reported 94 sales in September of $2,000 or greater, totaling $744,000. This is a nice rebound from August when sales totaled only $333,000. Here are ten sales […]

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GoDaddy gets patent for “Suggesting domain names based on recognized user patterns”

GoDaddy adds to patent arsenal with another domain search patent. GoDaddy gets another patent. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted patent number 9,787,634 to GoDaddy today for Suggesting domain names based on recognized user patterns. The patent describes ways to make domain name suggestions better. According to the patent: Many current-available solutions to finding […]

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