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Reviewing NameJet and SnapNames sales from last month

Joseph Peterson does a deep dive on domains that sold on NameJet and SnapNames last year. Oh, and turn up your volume. A couple of features leap out at me while looking at the top June auction results from NameJet / SnapNames.  First of all, 4 out of the 5 highest sales – which were […]

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What sold (and why) on NameJet and Snapnames last month

Joseph Peterson takes an in-depth look at Web.com’s aftermarket sales in May. Once upon a time, people learning how to build websites and perform SEO went to a Lycos-owned tutorial site called WebMonkey.com.  It had its ups and downs, shuttered in 2004, reopened and re-closed in 2006, etc.  In 2008 the property was purchased by […]

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An in-depth look at NameJet’s sales

Joseph Peterson dives into last month’s sales on Web.com’s aftermarket platforms. Yesterday, I published a quantitative comparison of NameJet sales in December 2019 compared to 2015.  Now let’s look at what sold last month, including both NameJet and SnapNames. The top sale – WeedCenter.org ($23.1k) – is a bit surprising … and in more ways […]

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How NameJet has changed over the past four years

Joseph Peterson returns to write about NameJet. The Chinese market implosion and new expired domain deals have changed the face of NameJet since he last wrote. I stopped writing articles about domains at NameJet for DNW about 4 years ago.  “My how time flies!” would be one reaction.  But some things never change.  Or do […]

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Shills, Insiders, & Front Runners – 5 Bidding Scandals

Joseph Peterson reviews domain industry auction bidding scandals to bring context to the NameJet issue that blew up last week. Recently, the domain auction platform NameJet found itself embroiled in a controversy involving “shill” bids. This is by no means the first such scandal to plague our little industry. In fact, at least 4 major […]

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And the Most Biased New TLD Is …

For several articles now, we’ve been talking about national bias in Country / nTLD pairs. It’s no surprise that .WIEN skews toward Austria, since Wien (a.k.a. Vienna) is the country’s capital. And we’d expect .IMMOBILIEN to be registered at a higher rate in Austria as well as Germany, since it is, after all, a German word. But […]

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Local Popularity & Global Influence: Nations and nTLDs

Joseph Peterson continues his look at new top level domain names and their popularity across the world. No beating around the bush. Let’s start with an example. .BERLIN is 1290 times more popular inside Germany than outside. And Germany is 48 times more significant for .BERLIN than for other nTLDs. In the Cayman Islands, .PROPERTY is […]

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Phishing Scam Targets USAA

Last Saturday, I received a phishing email targeting members of USAA, which is a bank extensively used by active-duty military members, veterans, and their family members. See for yourself: Subject: Important Message From: USAA <onlineservices@ussa.com> Message: Dear valued USAA member: Thank you for your support, At USAA we are updating our server for security reasons […]

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How Local is Language? New gTLDs Around the World

Every nTLD has its own unique geography, if only because of language. The Spanish .VIAJES is viable throughout Latin America, whereas .IMMOBILIEN is only at home in German-speaking Europe. .TIENDA tends to be registered more often in Spanish-speaking nations, as does .FUTBOL. And it would certainly be strange if .شبكة weren’t mainly concentrated in the Middle East. When a TLD […]

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