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#Amberdata windfall: Dot .com owner might get six figures in #domain sale

Digital asset data company, Amberdata, announced it has raised $15 million dollars in a Series A round led by Citi. Franklin Templeton, Galaxy Digital, Rovida Kruptos Assets along with executives at GoldenTree Asset Management also participated in the capital raise. Amberdata will use the funds to double R&D headcount and expand go-to-market both in the […]

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Search.io : James Booth scores #domain sale with 1000% ROI

James Booth, the domain artist previously known as James.com, has announced yet another big .IO sale. The domain Search.io was sold for $47,000 dollars, achieving a ROI of over 1,000% according to James. That means James Booth spent approximately $4,000 dollars on the domain Search.io. Now that’s some strategic planning! The sale of Search.io surpasses […]

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End of summer : James Booth scores big with Sun.IO #domain sale

Domain investor and broker, James Booth, scored yet another big sale, letting go of Sun.IO for a reported $49,995 dollars. While others dig into .VC for some sun, James scored with a ccTLD popular among start-ups. The sale of Sun.IO took place on DAN.com, formerly known as Undeveloped. So how does Sun.IO rank among other […]

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ABC.io in #Sedo auction after $50k bid – A chance for higher selling price?

The domain ABC.io has received a $50,000 dollar bid on Sedo. The domain’s registrant had the chance to take the offer, or counter higher. Instead, they sent ABC.io to a Sedo auction. Lasting 7 days, such Sedo auctions are great when there is potential to involve other parties in a bidding war. But the seller […]

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#President Donald Trump switches campaign #domain to matching .IO

Big news for the .IO crowd this afternoon, as President Donald Trump announced his support of dot .IO domain names. Touting the Republican approach to the internet and new technology, and addressing the November elections, Donald Trump tweeted his plan to switch from a .com domain, to DonaldTrump.IO: Sorry to inform the Dot Com Democrats […]

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All 26 single letter .IO domains are taken, but are they being used?

Owning a single letter domain in any TLD can be both useful, and pricey. Single letter domains can cost millions of dollars to acquire, and many registries hold onto them until later on, to sell individually or via auctions. The dot .IO Registry operates the ccTLD for the British Indian Ocean Territory, and not without […]

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Fashion Metric : Company moves to .IO domain citing industry trends

Mega start-up, Fashion Metric, is ruffling domainers’ feathers today, with the announcement of moving from its .COM to an .IO domain. Fashion Metric co-founder and popular blogger, Morgan Linton, justified this move by submitting to peer pressure from industry pioneers. “Moving from a secure .COM to an .IO is like moving out of your parents’ […]

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Start-up shocker: Do you still support .io domains after reading this?

A great investigative article at GIGAOM unveils “The dark side of .io” – the article reveals how the only benefactor from the registration of dot .io domains, is the British government. Making earnings from a “shady Cold War land deal“, the article describes the formation of the British Indian Ocean Territory, part of which is […]

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