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Domain Name Wire - 17 hr 36 min ago
NFX LLC sues to recover stolen NFX.com domain name
Company files lawsuit in an attempt to regain control of its domain name. NFX LLC, which runs programs to help marketplace startups, has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to recover the domain name NFX.com. NFX claims the domain name was stolen from it sometime between September 2015 and May 2016 after an email account was hacked. […] The ...
Domain Name Wire - 19 hr 14 min ago
Does this LinkedIn profile kill Bigfoot’s future UDRP chances?
Attorney says his role includes “manipulation of TMs and common law marks to achieve UDRP “reverse domain name hijacking”. Last week I wrote about Bigfoot Entertainment and companies affiliated with its owner. Today I came across one of Bigfoot Entertainment’s lawyer’s profiles on LinkedIn. I’m a bit dumbfound...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, August 22, 2016 - 13:36
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Jackson Elsegood on Escrow.com – DNW Podcast #98
Escrow.com GM Jackson Elsegood provides data on the domain name market and explains how the company is improving customer service response times. This week: Escrow.com GM Jackson Elsegood shares data about how the domain name market is shaping up in 2016 (it’s a mixed bag), and also explains what the company is doing to improve...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, August 22, 2016 - 11:30
Wave.com domain name sold for $420,000
Big sale of Wave.com was the result of a corporate bankruptcy. The owner of SendWave.com now owns Wave.com after spending $420,000 to buy the domain name in a bankruptcy auction. George Kirikos spotted the sale in an SEC filing that was made on August 16. Wave.com was auctioned as part of the bankruptcy of Wave […] The post Wav...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, August 22, 2016 - 9:36
Divyank Turakhia sells Media.net for $900 million
Turakhia scores again with Media.net; $900 million deal makes him a billionaire at age 34. Divyank Turakhia, who co-founded Directi with his brother, has struck again. Turakhia sold his AdTech company Media.net to a Chinese consortium for $900 million, making him a billionaire at the age of 34. Media.net allows web publishers to tap ...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, August 22, 2016 - 8:31
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Uniregistry to release over one million domains through registrar channel
Registry will start selling premium domain names through the registrar channel. New top level domain name companies took a handful of approaches to premium domain names. Some, like Donuts, made almost all of their premium domain names available through the registrar channel at a premium. Others held back their premiums and listed the...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, August 19, 2016 - 15:18
NamesCon acquired by WorldHostingDays
Large hosting conference now owns biggest domain name conference. World Hosting Days, a conference for the webhosting industry, has acquired the domain name industry’s flagship conference NamesCon. Soeren von Varchmin, GM for World Hosting Days, announced the news in a YouTube video (embedded below). NamesCon was founded by Ric...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, August 19, 2016 - 10:1
A new Trademark King? Domainers need to watch out.
A number of companies owned my Michael Gleissner are filing questionable trademark applications, including ones that match domain names he doesn’t own. Back in 2014, I wrote about the Trademark King. Trademark King was an Indiana business that attempted to trademark the domain names of famous companies, such as Twitter.com and ...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, August 19, 2016 - 9:18
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Namecheap lands on Inc. 5000 with $76 million in revenue
Domain name registrar is growing quickly. Domain name registrar Namecheap made the 2016 Inc. 5000 list, coming in at #2,944 with 117% three-year growth. The company had 2015 revenue of $76 million, according to the Inc. listing. Most of Namecheap’s names are registered through enom as a reseller, which is why you don’t se...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:35
.Club has now sold over $4 million in premium domain names
.Club plows through $4 million mark for premium dmains. The .Club registry announced its premium sales for July today and it hit a milestone: over $4 million in premium domain name sales. July was a relatively slow premium sales month with about $62,500 in sales. .Club also had a sale on premium names at certain […] The post .C...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 10:49
13 more end user domain name sales
A game maker, financial planner and printing company bought domain names last week. Sedo’s top sale last week was Mamma.com for $72,999. The domain name has a rich backstory. Alas, the whois record is private, so I can’t qualify it as an end user domain name sale. Still, Sedo turned in some nice end user […] The pos...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 10:41
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Hey Analysts: this is what I think about Verisign’s .com pricing going forward
I received two LinkedIn requests from stock analysts yesterday asking for my thoughts on what Verisign (NYSE:VRSN) will be able to charge for .com domain names going forward. I suspect this is in response to Ted Cruz’s most recent letter. Analysts typically want a lot of my time for free so they can make boatloads […] The...
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 11:29
Franklin Covey’s The Leader in Me on the defensive (with domain names)
Domains related to criticisms of school program are registered. I bet that if you look at any corporation’s domain name portfolio, you’ll find that 95%-99% of the domain names it owns are for defensive purposes. Yesterday, someone registered at least 66 domain names related to Franklin Covey’s The Leader In Me Progr...
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 9:53
eName is now a public company
Chinese domain name company goes public. Four months ago I wrote that Chinese domain name company eName was going public. As of yesterday, the company is now publicly traded. China consultancy Allegravita has translated eName’s press release about going public. You can read the translation in full here (pdf). Some highlights in...
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 14:45
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Web.com paid $1.3 million for about 100 eNom registrars
Deal was part of partnership to chase expired domain names. In April, NameJet and SnapNames announced a partnership to combine forces to go after pending delete domain names. NameJet is a 50/50 partnership between Rightside and Web.com, while SnapNames is 100% owned by Web.com. As part of the partnership, Rightside sold its dropcatch...
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 9:41
co.LTD sells for $115,000
Donuts sells two-letter domain name for six figures. New top level domain name company Donuts has sold the domain name co.LTD for $115,000, the company revealed today. .LTD is a corporate identifier top level domain name and is short for “limited”. There are about 25,000 .ltd domain names in the zone. The buyer is listed ...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, August 15, 2016 - 16:29
Afilias was second-place bidder in $135 million .Web auction
Afilias bid $135 million for rights to .web domain name. There has been a lot of chatter after the $135 million .web auction as to who the second place bidder in the auction was. I was skeptical of a report that it was Google. I was under the impression that it must have been Afilias, […] The post Afilias was second-place bidde...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, August 15, 2016 - 13:8
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Frank Schilling returns – DNW Podcast #97
Frank Schilling discusses what he sees happening in the domain name industry right now. Frank Schilling returns to the program to talk about interesting developments in the domain name business, what’s been happening to aftermarket domain sales this summer and what he predicts for the future. Also: Rightside, Donuts, StartingDo...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, August 15, 2016 - 11:30
Ted Cruz asks DOJ to review .Com pricing
Cruz and two other senators question DOJ over .com pricing. U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) sent a letter to the Department of Justice yesterday that echoes the concerns I presented in an article about .com pricing. The Senators want to make sure that the .com contract extension […...
Domain Name Wire - Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 10:36

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