Daily archives: July 1st, 2019

If you’re buying Libra domains to sell to Facebook, it’s time to get a clue

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: So unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Facebook is going to be releasing a new cryptocurrency called Libra. News of Facebook doubling down on crypto has caused a surge in the crypto market with Bitcoin jumping over $10,000. At the same time, some very foolish people have started…



Advice for a new domain investor

By NamePros Daily TNTNames.com: Today: 4-L Pronounceable or NNNN .com wanted- Budget: Up to $20,000.00 / $5.99 .Com Domain Special / Fuhei.com sold for $6,766 / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: New .CO … → Source: Domaining     



CentralNic to Acquire HEXONET for up to €10m

By Elliot Silver According to a press release I received this morning, CentralNic is set to acquire HEXONET for €10m (just over $11.3 million USD). The press release did not mention when the deal is set to close. CentralNic Group PLC stock trades on the London Stock Exchange under the CNIC ticker symbol, and the…



7 Most Popular Blog Posts of Q2 2019

By Kelsey LaBelle We have been staying very busy here the past three months at DomainTools! For starters, we released research conducted by the Ponemon Institute on Staffing the IT Security Function in… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



Will you be investing in .uk domains?

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: I have been getting emails every couple days about the release of 1.8 million .uk names. The website TheUKdomain.UK has laid out the plan for acquiring these names. Starting from 1 July 2019, any previously reserved .uk domains that have not been registered will be available on a first-come, first…



ICA Lambasts ICANN After .Org Price Caps Removed

By Elliot Silver After a comment period which drew feedback from thousands of people and organizations that opposed the removal of price caps for the .org registry, ICANN announced that the .org registry agreement was renewed. ICANN released this news during its ICANN65 meeting in Marrakech, Morocco last night. Here’s an excerpt from the news…



#SteveBallmer .com : Former #Microsoft executive’s name sold for four figures

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Steve Ballmer, the multi-billionaire, former executive at Microsoft, never owned the domain SteveBallmer.com. Known for his dedication to the company he served as CEO from 2000 to 2014, Steve Ballmer, most likely didn’t place a bid at DropCatch either. 😀 The domain auction for SteveBallmer.com ended at $1,100 dollars, accordin… Source: Domaining…



Sales and Trends report for June 2019

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Looking back at June here we will examine sales data trends for certain naming categories. June was a monster month for the domain business, now I did see Voice.com was recorded as 5/30/19 so I will adjust the May report, so that’s why you don’t see Voice.com listed in this report….



Domain Names and Real Estate

By Mike Sullivan DSAD.com: I was driving past a local business recently when I noticed a sign with the .realtor tld. I hadn’t seen one in use previously, so it caught my attention. I decided to dig a little deeper and reached out to the folks at get.realtor to ask some questions and learn more….



Cloudflare “bug” reveals hundreds of secret domain prices

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The secret wholesale prices for hundreds of TLDs have been leaked, due to an alleged “bug” at a registrar. The registry fees for some 259 TLDs, including those managed by Donuts, Verisign and Afilias, are currently publicly available online, after a programmer used what they called a “bug” in Cloudflare’… Source:…



1,835,159 unclaimed .uk domain names to be released

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: 1,835,159 unclaimed .uk domain names will be released in the next few days. UK domain registrants with a third-level domain (.co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .net.uk, .plc.uk or .ltd.uk) had until 06:00 BST (UTC+1) on Tuesday, 25th June 2019, to secure the shorter second level (.uk) equivalent. Now all unclaimed domains will be…



Domain (re)branding : #Kim Kardashian drops her #kimono!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Kim Kardashian’s acquisition of Kimono.com was probably in the six figure range. The fashion socialite announced the change in plans, caving in to social backlash from Japan over her choice of a brand: “My brands and products are built with inclusivity and diversity at their core and after careful thought and consideratio……



Utilizing a Premium Domain for a Rebranding Statement: Halp.com

By DomainSherpa DomainSherpa.com: Startup founder Fletcher Richman walks through how BubbleIQ decided to expand their product offering and make a statement via a premium domain rebrand to Halp.com.If you’re involved with a startup that is expanding its product offering or customer base, acquiring a premium domain, or working through decisions on investment capital, y… Source:…



AUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 30, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on June 30, 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 may have had…



GoDaddy : Openly ignoring the BIN price and using the client as an excuse

By Theo Develegas Acro: In May I wrote about how GoDaddy continues to send unsolicited offers for domains that are listed for sale on other marketplaces, with a BIN. What’s the catch? For $69 dollars, GoDaddy brokers reach out to anyone with a domain. If a GoDaddy customer is hoping that the brokers there will…



CentralNic to Acquire HEXONET for up to €10m

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: According to a press release I received this morning, CentralNic is set to acquire HEXONET for €10m (just over $11.3 million USD). The press release did not mention when the deal is set to close. CentralNic Group PLC stock trades on the London Stock Exchange under the CNIC ticker symbol, and…



ICANN renewed the .ORG Registry Agreement with no price caps

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: ICANN renewed the .ORG Registry Agreement with no price caps while the .org registry operator with the funnier name (PIR) Public Interest Registry issued the statement below. Name is funny because the only thing that the registry is interested in is their own pockets and not the “Public Interest”. PIR has…



Domain pricing with Jeffrey Gabriel – DNW Podcast #242

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Uniregistry’s SVP of sales discusses how to respond to a domain inquiry. Should you price your domains or ask for an offer? How should you respond to a domain purchase inquiry? On today’s show, Uniregistry SVP of Sales Jeffrey Gabriel provides data and anecdotes from his years selling domain…



#Hexonet doesn’t fear #Brexit as company moves to British #CentralNic

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Hexonet, a German Internet services company with offices in Canada, has been acquired by CentralNic. The British Registry will pay up to 10 million British Pounds (GBP) in two installments; the second of which is a 3 million GBP performance bonus due in 2020. It’s evident that the German CEO, Jens Wagner,…



CentralNic to acquire Hexonet for €10.0 million

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Domain company continues to consolidate the domain industry. Fresh off a bond issue of €50 million, domain name company CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) is acquiring domain name registrar Hexonet for €10 million. Hexonet is a reseller platform and also retail registrar with 3.8 million domains under management. It had…



Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed: Centric.com, RedCrane.com & more…

By Travis M. DSAD.com: The screenshots below are examples of buyers of domains from the past few months that have either developed their sites, or purchased an upgrade domain and have redirected their acquisition to an existing website. Centric.com sold for $46,000 on Sedo. Ok, so this one didn’t actually land with an end user,…



ICA Lambasts ICANN After .Org Price Caps Removed

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: After a comment period which drew feedback from thousands of people and organizations that opposed the removal of price caps for the .org registry, ICANN announced that the .org registry agreement was renewed. ICANN released this news during its ICANN65 meeting in Marrakech, Morocco last night. Here’s an excerpt from the…



.org now has no price caps, but “no specific plans” to raise prices

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: ICANN has rubber-stamped Public Interest Registry’s new .org contract, removing the price caps that have been in effect for the best part of two decades. That’s despite a huge outcry against the changes, which saw the vast majority of respondents to ICANN’s public comment period condemn the removal of caps. The…



148 Domain Discoveries for July 1st

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise…



Surprise, Surprise: ICANN Renews “.Org” Registry Agreement, “Price Caps” Removed

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: PALM BEACH – On June 30, 2019, ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) announced that it had renewed its Registry Agreement with Public Interest Registry which operates the .org top-level domain. At major issue was whether the agreement would be renewed “as-is” with long-standing price caps removed. Afte……



$188k in Sales on June 30th – Partake.com sold for $28,150 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Partake.com which sold for $28,150 at DropCatch. NameBio recorded 259 sales $100+ for a total of $161,154 with an average sale price of $622. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 12% in the number of sales but the total dollar…



CentralNic boosts reseller biz with $11.3 million Hexonet buy

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: CentralNic is to acquire rival reseller-based registrar Hexonet for up to €10 million ($11.3 million), its fourth acquisition in the last 12 months. Hexonet has over 3.8 million domains under management, according to CentralNic, sold either directly or via one of its over 1,000 resellers. Hexonet’s primary ICANN accreditation, … Source:…



CentralNic acquires Hexonet/1API for up to €10 million

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: CentralNic Group PLC (AIM: CNIC) announced it has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire all shares in Hexonet, an international platform for resellers of domain names, for up to €10.0 million, subject to customary net cash and working capital adjustments (the “Acquisition”). Hexonet comprises Hexonet GmbH, Germa… Source: Domaining     



Daily Domain Picks 7-1-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 7-1-19 Partake.com was the top close on Sunday at $28,150 at DropCatch. 83199.com closed at $6,050 on GoDaddy. Top sales/closes from yesterday: partake.com 28,150 USD 2019-06-30 DropCatch fuhei.com 6,766 USD 2019-06-30 GoDaddy 83199.com 6,050 USD 2019-06-30 GoDaddy valueinvestment.com 5,100 USD 2019-06-30 GoDaddy s… Source: Domaining     



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday July 1st, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: So what is the value of having social media exact matching handles? My answer is a 100% I’m not sure. I I do know that it adds some value and presents a strong marketing package to someone that buys the domain. We all know that Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are a must…



BrandBucket saw the largest amount of different sellers with a sale ever in May

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: BrandBucket sent out their newsletter which took a look back at May sales. The first takeaway was that May was largest amount of different sellers with a sale ever, 62 individual sellers recorded at least one sale. Removing sales over $10k, the average sale amount was $2809, slightly below the $2,881…



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