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.Org domains with rich history top expired domain sales

A three-word .org domain name with lots of backlinks was the top expired domain sale at last month., circa 2016. Screenshot from’s domain auction platforms grossed nearly $300,000 from sales of domains at $2,000 or more last month. The combined total includes both NameJet and SnapNames. Surprisingly, a three-word .org led the […]

Read more got pwned, which owns top 20 registrars Network Solutions and, got itself and millions of its customers hacked a few months ago. The company disclosed last week that malicious hackers broke into its network in late August, making off with customer account information. The attack was not discovered until October 16. The compromised data included […]

Read more Aftermarket Platform Sales for January

Usually we report the NameJet monthly sales but now that NameJet is 100% owned by they will also include SnapNames sales. $59,999.00 NameJet $53,001.00 NameJet $20,044.00 NameJet $15,200.00 NameJet $12,250.00 NameJet $11,222.00 NameJet $11,222.00 SnapNames $10,445.00 NameJet $9,608.00 NameJet $8,988.00 NameJet $7,616.00 […]

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Operation September Thrust leads to another million-domain Radix gTLD

Radix has become the first new gTLD portfolio registry to hit over one million domains in more than one TLD. It said today that .site has crossed the seven-digit threshold, joining .online, which hit a million names in 2018. It’s huge recent growth for .site, which had around 561,000 domains under management at the end […]

Read more obtains ICANN accreditation — bad news for

Web site building tools provider has got itself an ICANN accreditation, potentially bad news for current partner The Nasdaq-listed, Israel-based company popped up on the official registrar list in the last day or so with the IANA ID 3817. That means it could before long start selling gTLD domains directly from the registries […]

Read more should have never been listed for sale according to

Yinan Wang the buyer of received an update from They actually called him on a Friday night. They say domain name should never been listed for sale nor can be transferred, there should have been a registrar lock.   Just an update: A vice president of gave me a call last night, […]

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.Com’s Top Registrars

These are the biggest registrars for .com domain names. ICANN has released Verisign’s most recent official breakdown of domain transactions by registrar. The data are from October. In October, these were the top 10 registrars in terms of new .com registrations: 1. 942,007* 2. Tucows 197,433** 3. Endurance 170,597+ 4. NameCheap Inc. 132,524 5. […]

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ICANN expects to lose 750 registrars in the next year

ICANN is predicting that about 750 accredited registrars will close over the next 12 months due to the over-saturation of the drop-catching market. ICANN VP Cyrus Namazi made the estimate while explaining ICANN’s fiscal 2018 budget, which is where the projection originated, at the organization’s public meeting in South Africa last week. He said that […]

Read more in takeover talks – report is in talks to be acquired by private equity firms, according to a report. Reuters reported last night that the registrar said the talks were “early stage” and that there was no guarantee of a deal. is of course home to Network Solutions, and is involved in secondary market plays SnapNames and […]

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Shares of Up Over 13% After Hours On Takeover Rumors

Shares of (WEB) rose over 13% after hours as reported the company “is in talks with private equity firms after receiving takeover approaches.” The story went on to say “The buyout interest in comes as its sector has become increasingly crowded, with companies such as Ltd, Weebly Inc and Squarespace seeking […]

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