NamesCon poll results : Domain investors don’t like wearing pants!

A NamesCon 2017 poll’s results about wearing pants while working from home is in; the stats are quite staggering. 78% of large .com portfolio holders don’t wear pants or other lower garments. 11% “free-ball” at least 5 days a week, quite possibly on the weekends too. 10% wear pants or shorts, or Capris, jeans, khakis […]

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Rolf Larsen of dot .Global : Drop the “Domain Name Drama”

Rolf Larsen, founder and CEO of dot .Global, took to LinkedIn to share his thoughts on the fallout from a recent decision by Uniregistry to raise prices for 16 of its gTLDs. Despite titling his op-piece as “Domain Name Drama,” Larsen takes a balanced approach to analyzing the events: “I think the frustration and criticism […]

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German integration : 1&1 + Sedo = More domain sales

Sponsored by Sedo.* Sedo and 1&1 Internet are joining forces, despite being already conjoined under the same corporate umbrella. Sister company 1&1 will be offering more than 18 million domains from the Sedo marketplace, to its customer base of 16.75 million. How is this done: By using the SedoMLS, the web’s largest domain name distribution […]

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Ali Zandi drops 1500 domain names – guess the TLD!

Domain investor and broker, Ali Zandi, has taken investment risks before; he often shares his successes and failures as part of his commitment to transparency. In a recent exchange on Twitter, Zandi stated he had just dropped more than 1500 domain names: “The PURGE: 1500+ domains… #deleted. Feels good. Can you guess the TLD?” Wow. […]

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Chinese domain market report: Zhou Youguang, father of pinyin, dead at 111

Zhou Youguang, the creator of the Chinese pinyin system, passed away in Beijing at the age of 111. Zhou was an economics professor in Shanghai, when the government asked him to to quit his job and join a national committee to develop a new alphabetic writing system. By 1958, Zhou and his colleagues had created […]

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NameCheap promo for .US domains seeded spammer’s domain portfolio

An unscrupulous spammer, blasting millions of emails daily, is using cheap .US registrations at NameCheap for his mass spamming. When domain registrars offer domain registrations below the $1 dollar threshold, spammers reap the benefits. Hiding behind a Cloudflare proxy DNS, the cybercriminals are using hosts in Russia, Estonia and elsewhere. Just like in the case […]

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Sedo shares conference schedule : A year full of industry events!

Sedo is back from the Holiday break, and has announced its schedule of events for a jam-packed new year, 2017. Beginning in January, NamesCon 2017 is the biggest domain industry event of the year, with Sedo participating – naturlich – with a staff of several great professionals: Dave Evanson Brad Lemire Tobias Flaitz Dima Beitzke […]

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January 1st and the “birthday paradox” : Why so many domainers celebrate today?

January 1st is not just the beginning of the year, it’s also the date most shared among domain investors as a day of celebration. If one takes a look on their social media friends, for example on Facebook, they will notice that January 1st is an unusually busy day for birthdays. We found no fewer […]

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Frank Schilling and how search engines are killing “clever URLs”

A balanced article on new gTLDs at The Atlantic is tapping Frank Schilling’s feedback, among that of other domain investors. Titled, “How Search Engines Are Killing Clever URLs,” the article focuses on the current state of affairs regarding the adoption of new gTLDs by the general public. Cyrus Namazi, an executive technocrat at ICANN, acknowledges […]

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ADD Domainer Issue #2 : News about domains, domainers, sales, and other stuff – OMG, a fireant!

This is the 2nd edition of ADD Domainer, an once-in-a-blue-moon publication about domain names, domainers gone nuts, domain sales, and other non-events from the domainer community. Our content is meant to stop your attention deficit disorder from kicking in, and hopefully – OMG, did you see that squirrel??? Elliot Silver is auctioning off a bunch […]

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Would you look at th.AT! Million dollar Sedo auction ends; results are impressive

We predicted the huge success of the 3rd and final part of the Sedo auction, featuring short and generic .AT domains; more than $1 million dollars in sales was the total amount spent on the auctions. By selling more than 1000 .AT domains, Sedo should be extremely happy. In the words of its CEO, Tobias […]

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NamePros seller offers the most expensive domains in the universe!

What is the most expensive domain ever sold? Although the list of the most expensive domains contains some dubious entries that might include additional assets, the numbers max out at $35 million dollars. Domain investor, George Kirikos, believes that Cars.com was sold for an astounding $872 million dollars, but there is no official consensus for […]

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