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Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
How to use LinkedIn to contact corporate executives in China
Kassey Lee explains how he uses LinkedIn to contact decision markers in China. It’s relevant for connecting with people around the world. I joined LinkedIn in 2016 upon recommendation by long-time domain investor Howard Fellman. In these four y...
Discussion
January 4, 2021, 2:42 pm
The Domains
The Domains
2020 Reported Country code sales up over 20% compared to 2019
Reported Country code sales in 2020 were up over 20% in 2020 compared to 2019. There were 7,648 Total Sales vs 6,249 in 2019. $12.8m in dollar volume vs $10.5m in 2019. Average selling price per domain name was almost unchanged, $1,677 vs $1,681. The...
Discussion
January 4, 2021, 6:55 am
The Domains
The Domains
Are you looking to do anything differently in 2021 when it comes to domaining?
Domaining 2021 For some 5 or 6 years of middling .coms or new gtlds has not panned out. Some have told me they really wished they had abandoned domain names and put all their time and money into crypto. 2020 certainly has been a trying year around th...
Discussion
January 1, 2021, 12:21 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Happy New Year. Here’s to a better one!
I think that the world is generally becoming a better place as the years go by. But 2020 was a real stinker, even for someone like me. Nothing will magically change as the clock strikes midnight tonight, but surely 2021 can’t be any worse than ...
Discussion
December 31, 2020, 6:51 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
2020 in Review: Price hikes on the way
Domain investor costs are about to increase. This is the fifth in a series of posts about the domain name industry in 2020. Read the others here. .Com prices are going up. ICANN agreed to a contract extension with Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) in 2020. The...
Discussion
December 31, 2020, 2:32 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
The scariest thing about that GoDaddy phishing test story
A lot of employees apparently fell for it. GoDaddy has been taking a lot of heat for a phishing test email it sent to many of its employees right before the holidays. The email told recipients that they were receiving a $650 holiday bonus and asked t...
Discussion
December 30, 2020, 4:23 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
2020 in Review: Domain aftermarket innovation
Aftermarket companies introduced new features to help domain investors sell more domains. This is the fourth in a series of posts about the domain name industry in 2020. Read the others here. 2020 started with concern about GoDaddy acquiring Uniregis...
Discussion
December 30, 2020, 2:57 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Should sales landers have a sales pitch?
John Berryhill started an interesting thread about sales landers. While the prominent attorney is usually discussing legal issues like UDRP’s and trademarks, this was about sales landers. John showed some examples he liked and went on to say in...
Discussion
December 30, 2020, 3:13 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Donuts completes Afilias acquisition
Donuts now owns Afilias. Top level domain name company Donuts has completed its acquisition of Afilias, the company announced today. Donuts’ CEO Akram Atallah said, “We expect no changes in the short term, and ample notice on any changes ...
Discussion
December 29, 2020, 7:42 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Owner of Gainvest.co tries to hijack Gainvest.com
Company files cybersquatting complaint against domain registered nearly two decades before it existed. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has found that Gainvest Legal Corporation tried to reverse domain name hijack Gainvest.com. Gai...
Discussion
December 29, 2020, 4:00 pm
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