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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 Web.com last month. KnowYourStuff.org, circa 2016. Screenshot from Screenshots.com. Web.com’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 […]

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Web.com got pwned

Web.com, which owns top 20 registrars Network Solutions and Register.com, 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 […]

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Web.com Aftermarket Platform Sales for January

Usually we report the NameJet monthly sales but now that NameJet is 100% owned by Web.com they will also include SnapNames sales.   7525.com $59,999.00 NameJet q4.com $53,001.00 NameJet iqd.com $20,044.00 NameJet bxf.com $15,200.00 NameJet amtech.com $12,250.00 NameJet shango.com $11,222.00 NameJet shango.com $11,222.00 SnapNames shawnee.com $10,445.00 NameJet chinajobs.com $9,608.00 NameJet icrm.com $8,988.00 NameJet mexo.com $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 […]

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Wix.com obtains ICANN accreditation — bad news for Web.com?

Web site building tools provider Wix.com has got itself an ICANN accreditation, potentially bad news for current partner Web.com. 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 […]

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DomainNames.com should have never been listed for sale according to Web.com

Yinan Wang the buyer of DomainNames.com received an update from Web.com. 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 Web.com 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. GoDaddy.com 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 […]

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Web.com in takeover talks – report

Web.com 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. Web.com is of course home to Network Solutions, Register.com and is involved in secondary market plays SnapNames and […]

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Shares of Web.com Up Over 13% After Hours On Takeover Rumors

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

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