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  • New features? I just want domain platforms to work. June 18, 2019
    Some domain platforms have major flaws that should be fixed quickly. I’ve read a few posts from domainers recently who want domain service providers to add new features. I want new features, too, but at a minimum, I just want the services to work. Fe …
  • Record breaker: Voice.com domain name sells for staggering $30 million June 18, 2019
    Microstrategy cashes in on one of its premium domain names, sets a high water mark. MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR) sold the domain name Voice.com for $30 million, the company announced today. This is a record–by a large margin–for a public domain-only …

The Domains

  • Sedo weekly sales led by FGRE.com June 18, 2019
    Sedo reported their weekly sales and FGRE.com led the way at $35,000. iFold.com (great poker name) sold for $22,500. Bitnet.org sold for $18,500. 42 .com sales 14 cctld sales 8 other tld sales 4U.tube did not sell this week but was made public this w …
  • Close to 1,000 Libra related names registered in last 7 days June 18, 2019
    So there is a lot of discussion everywhere about Libra, Tech Crunch wrote an all you need to know, including the following: Facebook has finally revealed the details of its cryptocurrency, Libra, which will let you buy things or send money to people …

Online Domain

  • Voice.com domain name sells for $30 million in cash June 18, 2019
    MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a worldwide provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software, today announced that it has sold the Voice.com domain name for $30 million in cash in a transaction facilitated by GoDaddy and consummated …
  • Mike Mann sells 9 domains for $179,828 in May June 17, 2019
    Mike Mann reported selling 9 domain names in May for a total of $179,828. Prices started at $8,500 and went up to $29,888. Mike Mann sold 9 .com domains which you can see further below. The average reported domain sales price was $19,981. Mike shared …

Domain Shane

  • AUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 17, 2019 June 18, 2019
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on June 17, 2019. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and m …
  • AUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 16, 2019 June 17, 2019
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on June 16, 2019. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and m …

Domaining

DomainIncite

  • .gay not coming out this year after all June 18, 2019
    We won’t be seeing .gay on the internet this year. Top Level Design has postponed the release of its hard-won gTLD until the second quarter of 2020, having recently said it was planning an October 2019 launch. The company told registrars yesterday th …
  • New gTLD registry is latest billion-dollar unicorn June 13, 2019
    A new gTLD registry that used a different new gTLD for its original web site has merged to form a new company valued at a billion dollars using a new brand in a third new gTLD. Combell Group announced this week that it has merged with TransIP Group, …

Domain Name Journal

DotSauce Magazine

  • Domain Inquiry Analysis: Researching Offers to Maximize Domain Sales September 10, 2015
    Combining domain parking with domain inquiries is the ultimate combination for domain names that are not developed. The practice of parking domain names at a venue such as Sedo, Bodis or Domain Name Sales serves a dual purpose: To generate “pay per c …
  • How To Write Great Domain Sales Copy August 4, 2015
    You’ve registered and acquired domain names for years, and now you decided it’s time to achieve some sales. Perhaps because your portfolio has grown fatter than Elvis in his late years, or simply to get some good money back in your pocket. You’ve lis …

Domain Name Industry News

  • ICANN to Offer Childcare Grants June 18, 2019
    ICANN will be offering grants of up to $750 per family for childcare. The grants will be made available to help cover the cost of childcare for those attendees who are bringing their children to the ICANN public meetings. ICANN will not be providing …
  • New Zealand’s ccTLD Taking on DomainTools in Court – Video June 12, 2019
    As I mentioned several months ago, the .nz ccTLD registry Domain Name Commission is taking legal action against several companies that have been harvesting whois data for years. They were granted a preliminary injunction and were in court in person a …

Domain Investing

  • Voice.com Domain Name Acquired for $30 Million (Updated) June 18, 2019
    At the end of May, I noticed that the Voice.com domain name had transferred to GoDaddy under privacy proxy. I wondered if MicroStrategy had sold the domain name, and it was later learned that it had been acquired by a startup called Block.One. The co …
  • Velo.com Acquired by Reynolds American June 18, 2019
    Last week, I noticed that the Velo.com domain name had been acquired via Marksmen, a brand protection company that offers domain name acquisition services: Looks like @MarksmenTweets acquired https://t.co/9HtN6caHNw on behalf of a client. Great cycli …