Icann news

  • February 24, 2020ICANN Announces NextGen@ICANN68 Participants
    LOS ANGELES – 24 February 2020 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced the individuals selected to participate in the NextGen Program at ICANN68 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 22-25 June 2020. The 12 selectees …
  • February 18, 2020Middle East and Adjoining Countries (MEAC) Strategy 2021-2025
    Open Date: 18 February 2020 Close Date: 3 April 2020 Originating Organization: Global Stakeholder Engagement (GSE) Categories/Tags: Engagement/Participation, Strategy Brief Overview: To align with ICANN's 2021-2025 Strategic Plan at the regional …
  • February 24, 2020ICANN Announces NextGen@ICANN68 Participants
    LOS ANGELES – 24 February 2020 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced the individuals selected to participate in the NextGen Program at ICANN68 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 22-25 June 2020. The 12 selectees …
  • February 19, 2020ICANN to Hold First-Ever Remote Public Meeting
    LOS ANGELES – 19 February 2020 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that its ICANN67 Public Meeting, which was to be held in Cancún, Mexico, will now be held via remote participation-only. This decision wa …

Domain News

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Domain Wire

  • February 26, 2020End user domain name sales up to $150,000
    A chamber of commerce, oil company and cybersecurity company bought domain names this past week. Sedo’s top public domain name sale over the past week was BettingTips .com for $150,000. A Swedish company that sells online traffic bought the domain na …
  • February 26, 2020Reviewing 4-character domains sold in January
    The .CN equivalents of these domains are in use. 4-character domains can be a viable option for startups without much funding because many of them can be acquired for less than $100. With a little bit of creativity, a decent Chinese brand can be crea …

The Domains

  • February 25, 2020Sedo weekly sales led by BettingTips.com
    Sedo released their weekly sales and BettingTips.com led the way at $150,000. Yugo.com was second at $50,000 and Modena.com was third at 34,000 Euro, ($37,004). 44 .com sales 13 cctld sales 9 other tld sales A few new gtld sales this week, H.energy w …
  • February 24, 2020Motley Fool contributor looking for Tucows to bounce back
    Tucows (TSX:TC)(NASDAQ:TCX) got a write up on Motley Fool by Joey Frenette. While calling the domain business “boring” Frenette mentioned that he liked Tucows to bounce back. The stock was down 5.2% today 52-wk high 90.21 52-wk low 45.01 From the art …

Online Domain

  • February 24, 2020Casting a doubt on all domain name sales
    I have been reporting Mike Mann’s domain sales monthly for almost 4 years. Every couple of months there is someone that will say something like “Mike’s sales are fake”, “if these sales were real then why my domains are not selling”, “why are these ba …
  • February 21, 2020Ethos Capital tries to save the .org deal
    Ethos Capital senses that ICANN will deny their sweet .org acquisition deal and starts making promises left and right. Or they just made a deal with ICANN to makes these promises so that ICANN approves the deal. Ethos Capital tries to save the .org d …

Domain Shane

  • February 26, 2020AUCTION RECAP OF FEBRUARY 25, 2020
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on February 25, 2020. 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) a …
  • February 26, 2020Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday February 26th, 2020
    I shared this story on twitter (follow me if you don’t @DomainShane) but I think its my favorite domain investor story so far this year. I put together a run at NamesCon and we had a good turnout. I had some friends that live in Austin set out a cour …

Domaining

DomainIncite

  • February 25, 2020Ethos volunteers for .org pricing handcuffs
    Ethos Capital has volunteered to have price caps written back into Public Interest Registry’s .org contract, should ICANN approve its $1.1 billion proposed acquisition. The private equity firm said Friday that it has offered to agree to a new, enforc …
  • February 20, 2020Yup. ICANN cancelled Cancun
    ICANN has cancelled its public meeting in Cancun, Mexico, due to fears over Covid-19, aka Coronavirus. Late this evening, the organization said that the ICANN 67 meeting, scheduled for March 7 to March 12, will now take place purely online. In a stat …

Domain Name Journal

DotSauce Magazine

  • September 10, 2015Domain Inquiry Analysis: Researching Offers to Maximize Domain Sales
    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 …
  • August 4, 2015How To Write Great Domain Sales Copy
    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

  • February 26, 2020Nominations for RIPE Board Open
    Nominations for the RIPE NCC Executive Board are now open. The elections will be held during the upcoming RIPE meeting in Berlin this May. There will be elections for three seats, the ones currently held by Maria Häll, Christian Kaufmann and Salam Ya …
  • February 20, 2020ICANN Cancels Cancún Meeting Switches to Online Event
    ICANN’s Board of Directors met yesterday evening and decided to cancel the upcoming meeting in Cancún, Mexico. The meeting will be held instead online, though this has never been done before. “This is a decision that the ICANN Board has been consider …

Domain Investing

  • February 26, 2020NameFind Cayman Islands LTD. Registrant of Name Administration Domains
    While looking through my DomainTools Registrant Alert email yesterday morning, I noticed domain names from Frank Schilling’s Name Administration Inc. transferred to a company called NameFind Cayman Islands LTD. The domain names are still registered a …
  • February 26, 2020InvestEase.com UDRP – I Think Panelist Got it Right
    I try to monitor UDRP filings involving domain names that appear to be generic terms. The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) filed a UDRP against the InvestEase.com domain name, and the UDRP caught my eye because the “invest ease” term seems pretty generic t …