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JQ.com moved to the US – Just kidding, it moved to #China

Another day, another two letter .com domain, JQ.com, has moved under Chinese control. Registered in 1996, JQ.com switched from the Warner Bros nameservers to new DNS. The domain was used for the Jonny Quest series. Domain investor and LL .com expert, George Kirikos, noted the change and updated his tally of US vs. China-owned two […]

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Two letter domain FW.com forwarded to #China

Another LL .com sells to the Chinese! The domain FW.com has changed ownership, moving from the Domain Capital inventory to China. The domain’s movement was recorded by Canadian domain investor, George Kirikos, who updated the LL .com statistics in a tweet: By my count, registrants from China now own 209 of the 676 elite 2-letter […]

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Magazines.com : #Domain sale is valued at $8.1 million dollars including the matching trademark

The sale of Magazines.com to Meredith Corporation involved the domain name and existing trademark. The transaction involved other assets as well, for a total of $15.9 million dollars. The transaction is recorded below: On September 1, 2019, Meredith completed an asset acquisition of certain intangible assets of magazines.com, a website that promotes, markets, and sells print […]

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#Domain money : Did 56.com really sell for $7.2 million ?

Chinese company Sohu paid an alleged $25 million dollar price tag for 56.com, a web site for visitors to share videos – much like a Chinese version of YouTube. Out of these $25 million, how much was the valuation of the two digit numeric domain name? While some would like to see all of the […]

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HealthInsurance.com : Premium #health #insurance #domain sold for $8,133,000 last year

George Kirikos is 99% certain that the domain HealthInsurance.com sold for $8,133,000 dollars in 2019, making it one of the biggest domain sales of the decade. Note: The decade ends on December 31, 2020. How did the enterprising domain sleuth uncover this information on a premium health insurance domain name? By perusing SEC records of […]

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Stage.com : #Fashion brand #domain 2015 selling price is revealed

Stage is a fashion outlet brand, operating from the matching domain, Stage.com. The brand acquired the domain name Stage.com in late 2015. It seems that the ecommerce platform of Stage will be discontinued. The brand will convert the full chain of department stores to Gordmans off-price stores, with a goal of reaching approximately 700 total off-price stores […]

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#FreeSpeech .com : Kirikos’s new blog takes punches at #ICANN bureaucracy

Domain industry veteran, George Kirikos, has been fighting the bureaucratic processes of domaining for almost two decades. The Canadian domain investor with Greek roots is known for his vociferous stand on domain issues and procedures, engaging ICANN on many occasions and prompting others to share important news. Kirikos has launched a new blog from FreeSpeech.com, […]

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Dunkin Donuts : Company rebranding to Dunkin’ with a #DNKN flavor

Dunkin Donuts, America’s popular coffee and doughnut shop is rebranding itself to Dunkin’. The company announced the news today, with Dunkin Donuts CMO stating: “Our new name is simpler, shorter and more modern, while still embracing our rich heritage by retaining the familiar pink and orange colors and iconic font that were introduced in 1973. […]

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#California .com : #geoDomain sold for mid seven figures, along with other nine #domains

The premium geo-domain California.com, has been sold. According to a press release, the amount involved was mid seven figures USD. The sale includes a total of 10 domain names, most of which were not disclosed. One Planet Ops, Inc. announced today that it has acquired the domain name California.com, and intends to build a new […]

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#Domain law : #OpenTime lawsuit reverses #UDRP decision, favoring the Respondent

Last year, the UDRP against the domain OpenTime.com ended with the Respondent losing the case. Domain investor, George Kirikos, located the outcome of the lawsuit filed by the domain’s owner. The decision was rendered in July of this year, and the UDRP decision was reversed. The court’s decision can be seen below in an attached […]

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Was the two letter #domain IX .com just sold?

Canadian domain investor and sleuth, George Kirikos, is keeping an eye on a niche of ultra-valuable domains: two letter (LL) .coms. Sometimes, it takes as little of a change as the domain’s status becoming “unlocked,” to indicate an ongoing sale. In the case of IX.com, a premium domain owned by Media Options, Kirikos noticed just […]

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Bad #domain letters? Two letter gem AR .com heads to #China

When it comes down to LL .com domains, letter quality is irrelevant, even to the Chinese. China’s companies and investors have been gobbling up domain after domain in the two letter .com namespace. Domain investor, George Kirikos, keeps track of that ultra premium domain namespace, meticulously indexing the Chinese ownership percentage, that definitely is on […]

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