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Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Epik updates: layoffs and technical issues
CEO addresses layoffs and technical issues. I’ve heard more chatter about Epik over the past couple of weeks, and I reached out to Epik CEO Brian Royce for an update. First, I noticed a couple of Epik employees/contractors posting that they&rsq...
Discussion
January 30, 2023, 6:50 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
CentralNic revenue grew 77% last year
Company reports strong growth thanks to advertising business. Today, domain name and online advertising rollup CentralNic (AIM: CNIC) provided its first estimate of revenue and earnings for last year. The company expects to report gross revenue of $7...
Discussion
January 30, 2023, 4:59 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Million dollar domain sales – DNW Podcast #422
Where are last year’s big domain sales now? On today’s show, DNJournal publisher Ron Jackson discuss last year’s big sales. Who bought them? How are they being use? Ron also shares some surprising statistics from last year and thoug...
Discussion
January 30, 2023, 4:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Maserati.gone: car company cancels five top level domains
Car company says goodbye to .fiat, .maserati and other dot-brand domain names. Car company Stellantis has informed ICANN that it’s terminating contracts to run five top level domains. The automaker notified ICANN last month that it wishes to ca...
Discussion
January 27, 2023, 10:09 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Autralian homebuilder tries reverse domain name hijacking
Second level .au domain battle probably led to this dispute over a third level domain. Homebuilder.com.au IP Pty Ltd tried to reverse domain name hijack homebuilder.net.au, a World Intellectual Property Organization panel has determined (pdf). This a...
Discussion
January 27, 2023, 4:43 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Domain Capital defends ColombianCoffee.com in UDRP
Panel notes the descriptive nature of the domain names and legitimacy of owning descriptive terms as an investment. Domain Capital has successfully defended (pdf) the domain name colombiancoffee.com in a UDRP. Federación Nacional de Cafeteros ...
Discussion
January 26, 2023, 4:15 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Recent SEO Domain Sales Explained
Want to know why these domains sold for so much? To help fill in some of the gaps you may find yourself facing when looking at the “domains that sold at auction” recently, where you see some absolutely garbage-looking domain names selling...
Discussion
January 26, 2023, 2:16 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
12 recent end user domain name sales
A deck installer, a screenshot software app, and a generator company bought domain names. Sedo’s top public sale this past week was normal.es for $65,000. A SafeNames client bought this domain, but I’m not sure who the end buyer is. Someo...
Discussion
January 25, 2023, 6:27 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Reflections from ICA’s meeting
The Internet Commerce Association membership just met in Las Vegas. Here are my thoughts. I spent the last few days in Las Vegas for the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) meeting. If you’re not familiar with the ICA, it’s the only assoc...
Discussion
January 25, 2023, 5:15 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
My domain industry predictions for 2023
Here are some things I think will happen in the domain business this year. Earlier this month I published the annual predictions episode of the Domain Name Wire Podcast. Now that you’ve heard from other people, here’s my forecast for the ...
Discussion
January 24, 2023, 6:19 pm
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