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Charles Schwab tries to reverse hijack domain name
Panel finds that it filed a cybersquatting claim in bad faith. A National Arbitration Forum panel has found (pdf) that financial giant Charles Schwab tried to reverse domain name hijack schwabfinancialcare .com. The domain name is owned by Simon Schw...
Discussion
January 24, 2023, 2:01 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Rebranding to Going – DNW Podcast #421
Why this company rebranded to Going and how it landed on the name. Scott’s Cheap Flights started as a way for people to find out about cheap flights. The business has grown a lot since it was founded as a simple newsletter and it was time for a...
Discussion
January 23, 2023, 4:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Should you take the offer or wait for another buyer?
There are a couple of philosophies. One of the toughest challenges for domain owners is knowing when to accept an offer. There are generally two schools of thought on this. One is to take the best offer you can get out of the buyer you have on the li...
Discussion
January 20, 2023, 6:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
NameJet and SnapNames: here’s what sold
A slow holiday month for Newfold Digital domain auctions. Sales at Newfold Digital’s domain aftermarkets, NameJet and SnapNames, slowed considerably during the holiday season. The company published sales of $2,000 or more, and I count 81 sales ...
Discussion
January 19, 2023, 6:45 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
December’s top stories
These were the most popular stories on Domain Name Wire last month, as ranked by views. I’m a bit late publishing this list for last month. If you subscribe to my newsletter, you would have received it at the beginning of the month. 1. Epik con...
Discussion
January 19, 2023, 5:27 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Sex.com is for sale (again)
Sellers hope to get at least $20 million for the domain. The domain name sex.com, once the most valuable domain on the internet, is for sale again. Most recently sold for $13 million, the owners hope to sell it for at least $20 million this time arou...
Discussion
January 18, 2023, 8:07 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
A baker’s dozen end user sales at Sedo
A recipe blogger, a Greek supermarket chain, and a senior housing company bought domain names. Sedo’s top sale this week was SkyWin.com for $275,000. The name doesn’t resolve, and its Whois record is private. There are a handful of tradem...
Discussion
January 18, 2023, 4:50 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Pool.com relaunches as web3 domains business
Company throws its hat into a crowded ring of companies selling alt-root domain names. Pool.com, a long-time player in the domain drop-catching business, has a new business model. The business has a relaunched as a web3 domain name business. It seems...
Discussion
January 17, 2023, 9:52 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Unstoppable Domains and CNNIC get blockchain patents
Two entities get U.S. patents related to blockchain and domain names. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted two patents today related to blockchain and domain names. Unstoppable Domains obtained patent number 11,558,344 for Resolving blockchai...
Discussion
January 17, 2023, 5:25 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
19 end user sales from the holidays
End users bought these domains over the holidays. Last week, Sedo published sales from the last three weeks. I posted the end user sales from the most recent list last week. Today, let’s look at the end user sales from two weeks over the holida...
Discussion
January 17, 2023, 2:09 pm
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