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The Domains
The Domains
GoDaddy acquiring Uniregistry and Name Administration
The first blockbuster deal of the decade. Something that someone predicted to me who had no knowledge over the holiday season. I was having a conversation day after Christmas and someone said to me, “I bet you GoDaddy buys Uniregistry” I ...
Discussion
February 11, 2020, 4:59 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
GoDaddy acquires Uniregistry and Frank Schilling’s domain portfolio
Major acquisition shakes up domain name investor landscape. GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) is acquiring the Uniregistry registrar and marketplace, Frank Schilling’s Name Administration domain name portfolio, and other associated assets for an undisclosed...
Discussion
February 11, 2020, 4:54 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Acronym domains containing “v” have end users in China
V isn’t popular in the West, but it is in China. I just read the Premium Domain Sales Observation Report (pdf) published by Guta. It’s a good source to understand the high-end segment of the Chinese domain market. The report analyzes sale...
Discussion
February 11, 2020, 3:48 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
California AG backs down on document requests — for now
Attorney general had already narrowed the initial scope before ICANN published letter. On January 30, ICANN published a letter from the California Attorney General that asked ICANN to answer 35 questions relating to pricing practices and the transact...
Discussion
February 10, 2020, 6:13 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
California AG looks into ICANN – DNW Podcast #272
What does it mean for the future of the .org sale? During NamesCon, news broke that the California Attorney General is looking into the deal to sell .Org to a private equity company, as well as investigating ICANN. To help break down what this means,...
Discussion
February 10, 2020, 4:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
PayPal SVP Leah Sweet joins GoDaddy board
Sweet replaces Silver Lake co-CEO Mondre. Leah Sweet, currently Senior Vice President at PayPal, has joined GoDaddy’s (NYSE: GDDY) board of directors. She is replacing Greg Mondre, who resigned to spend more time on his new role as co-CEO of Si...
Discussion
February 10, 2020, 3:51 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Review of three-letter domain sales from a Chinese perspective
Here’s how these three LLL .com domains, all sold in December, could be used in China. Three-letter .com domains are sought after in corporate China because they can be used as upgrades for 3-pin names that are long or difficult to pronounce. T...
Discussion
February 10, 2020, 2:05 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Corp.com possibly the most dangerous domain on the net?
A great article on KrebsonSecurity.com was posted that talked about an early domain investor selling a valuable and potentially domain name. According to the article Mike O’Connor a gentleman who started regging domains back in 1994 amassed qui...
Discussion
February 9, 2020, 6:00 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Donuts reveals seven new TLD sales up to $125,000
Wireless.energy, Race.news among domains that sold. Last week at NamesCon, new top level domain name company Donuts revealed 7 premium new TLD sales that were previously undisclosed. Here’s what the company sold and, based on my research, who b...
Discussion
February 7, 2020, 6:49 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Can humans read URLs?
Long URLs can confuse the typical web user. Web browsers have changed how they treat URLs and domain names over the past two decades. Some changes have been to the benefit of second level domains, while other changes have downplayed the importance of...
Discussion
February 7, 2020, 5:09 pm
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