Friday fun : The dot .com frenzy is far from over

Dominic Frisby is MoneyWeek’s commentator on gold and commodities, and a private investor, focusing on junior mining companies. In an article about domain names, titled “The dotcom frenzy is far from over,” Frisby is challenging investors to “Spot the next big trend, nab the “.com” first and you could make millions for just $10.” It’s […]

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PayPal enables instant fund transfers to a debit card

PayPal is rolling out a feature allowing almost instant transfers of funds to qualified debit cards. By linking a qualified debit card to your PayPal account, you can move funds to it within 30 minutes, as opposed to waiting for a minimum of one day. The feature costs $0.25 dollars per transfer, and it’s not […]

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Nude domains : Media Options sells “nude” domain hack

Domaining in the nude might be an option for some. Media Options has apparently sold one of its best domains, Nu.de, and the transaction is currently in escrow. The German ccTLD offers a nice opportunity to form words or phrases ending in “de” and in this case, that word is “nude.” 😀 Domain hacks often […]

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Igloo.com : The Castello Brothers’ former domain gem

DNJournal broke the news about Igloo.com being acquired by BrandIT, for an undisclosed sum. While this exchange involves a fully functioning business that includes officers, employees and inventory, the domain Igloo.com has an interesting side-story. Igloo.com was sold to the domain brokerage by the Castello Brothers a few years ago, for an undisclosed amount. We […]

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Chinese domain market report : China might not be #1 after all

China might not be numero uno, after all. The world’s second largest economy is a fast-paced, growing consumer market operating on the Chinese “Communist Capitalism” model. And yet, there are indications that India, another fast-growing economy, is in fact more populous than China. In a shocking report, Yi Fuxian, a University of Wisconsin-Madison academic, says […]

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Chinese domain market report : Selling ice to the Eskimo won’t work in China

There’s a reason why the old saying, “selling ice to the Eskimo” still holds plenty of cold water. Domain investors selling to each-other, especially when it’s a trade between buddies promoting auctions, can only get one that much money. The market gets saturated with the product and prices drop – simple as that. Gone are […]

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Future.com : Domain appears to have been sold

Ultra premium domain name, Future.com, has entered escrow and appears to have been sold. Registered in 2000, Future.com has been in Chinese hands for a while; the new registrant is most likely in China as well. The domain was owned by CBS Interactive for many years, until it was sold some time in 2015. There […]

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Domain blast : Future Media Architects sold Impact.com

Future Media Architects has one of the most sought-after domain portfolios; the brainchild of domain investor Thunayan K. AL-Ghanim (Elequa) is top notch. Gone are the days that Elequa wouldn’t part ways with any of his premium domains. In recent months, FMA has been liquidating its 4L .com domains, particularly those that are “Chinese premium” […]

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Did Ashanti PLC sell Kalashnikov.com to Russian arms manufacturer?

Last year, we noted how Russian arms manufacturer, Kalashnikov, was branching into fashion. That news, led us to discover that the domain Kalashnikov.com was in the possession of Ashanti PLC, a Hong Kong corporation. Fast forward to news about how Kalashnikov plans to seek registration of its brand and trademarks in the US and Europe, […]

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Domain sales : Does it help if your avatar looks hot?

Many accounts on domain forums make use of an attractive avatar, preferably female and non-identifiable. There’s a reason for that, it seems. It’s one thing if you use a known celebrity, such as Angelina Jolie, or Leonardo Di Caprio, to project both beauty and strength. It’s another, to fully indicate that you are that other […]

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AutoBytel : $2.2 million dollar valuation of UsedCars.com domain

Autobytel, an automotive media and marketing services company located in Irvine, California, acquired the domain UsedCars.com in 2015, as part of a larger $25 million acquisition of Dealix / Autotegrity. The domain’s valuation in this sale, was uncovered today: $2.2 million dollars. Canadian domain investor and sleuth, George Kirikos, dug out the reference to the […]

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