OMG! OMR festival unveils supersized Sedo & InterNetX art!

The latest OMR festival in Hamburg, Germany, was yet another opportunity for brand-centric companies like Sedo and InterNetX to promote domain names as brands. OMR 2022 ends today, having attracted hordes of marketing specialists eager to meet in person, after two frustrating years of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. Among the speakers, Quentin Tarantino and Ashton […]

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Insane domains: What do these #DropCatch auctions have in common?

We’ve been following some DropCatch auctions and they all have something in common. These expired domains dropped and were auctioned off for 3 days at DropCatch, the 800 lbs gorilla of domain-catchers. Many domain investors are using the service to catch domains that were not renewed. One of them appears to have an insanely large […]

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Bob Parsons: #GoDaddy founder’s life-changing LLL .com #domain

GoDaddy founder, Bob Parsons, rocked the 2000’s by taking GoDaddy out of a garage business and propelling it as the #1 domain registration services provider in the world. Bob Parsons embraced the media controversy he was painted with, including photo ops with an elephant killed at an African safari, along with overly sexualized commercials and […]

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Small bets: Ready to accept a lowball offer with a “joint venture” caveat

Placing a lowball offer for a domain name takes place in two ways: Either the initial offer is objectively lower than the asking price, or The counter-offer isn’t respected In the case of SmallBets.com, entrepreneur Daniel Vassallo believed that countering with a $5,500 dollar offer to a $300k asking price was a fun move up […]

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#Russia’s stock market and the value of related #domain names

The Russian stock market has remained closed for a record fourth day today, following unprecedented global sanctions against the country. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, an aggressive and unprovoked act of war, has united most of the civilized world; imposing financial sanctions against Russian interests is the most peaceful way to inflict harm to its war […]

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BabyShark.com: Viral kids’ video/song publisher gets matching .com domain in #UDRP

“Baby Shark” is a children’s song and dance; originally a campfire song, “Baby Shark” became very popular in 2016, when Pinkfong, a South Korean entertainment company, released a version of the song with a YouTube music video that went viral across social media, online video and radio. In November 2020, Pinkfong’s version became the most-viewed […]

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Minting NFTs? Don’t use subdomains

If you’re rolling out a fun new NFT, such as the Paradise Trippies, there’s one thing you should not do. No, it’s not about how many pre-minting (aka whitelisted) passes you give away, something that the Metasaurs NFT went all in. Once you choose the main domain that represents your NFT, don’t use subdomains. For […]

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Tim Schumacher co-launches World Fund VC with 350 million EUR fund

Tim Schumacher, co-founder and former CEO of Sedo, has announced World Fund, a massive new venture fund to back entrepreneurs building climate technology for a regenerative world. World Fund VC is funded by a 350 million euro fund. According to Tim Schumacher: In Europe, we have founders who have developed leading climate tech that provides […]

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NamesCon “online?” #Chinese #domainers already meet in person!

Are you attending NamesCon Online from September 22nd to 24th? That event is taking place online, obviously. A lot of domain investors are experiencing online fatigue already, yearning for an in-person domain conference but in the US and Europe that’s a big no-no thanks to the Covid19 pandemic. Not a problem in China, it seems, […]

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DNForum and NamePros on the alleged #Epik data breach

Users of domain forums, DNForum and NamePros are actively debating the alleged data breach at Epik, a much publicized incident involving Anonymous. Epik, operating from Epik.com, is a domain registrar that is known outside of the domain investing community for “providing services to websites that host far-right, neo-Nazi, and other extremist content.” In recent days, […]

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Pfizer COMIRNATY® and other pharma brands get their matching .com domains

Pfizer delivered a recently FDA-approved vaccine against Covid-19 and it now has a name: Comirnaty. Pharmaceutical companies come up with impossible names for their brands, that are often tongue-twisters, and Comirnaty is one of them. But there’s a “science” behind the names of science: if they sound too generic the FDA can object to the […]

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Theranos.com now links to pornographic content

Theranos was an American health technology corporation, touted as a holder of breakthrough technology with claims of having devised rapid, automated blood tests that required only very small amounts of blood. Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes will be tried in court at the end of this month, after the company dissolved having burned through up to […]

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