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Lego scoops up cybersquatted web3 domains

Man registered 14 domains including the famous Lego brand. Lego, the maker of the iconic connectable toy pieces, has won a case (pdf) against a cybersquatter who registered a bunch of web3-related domains with the famous brand in them. Most of the 14 names a connection to cryptocurrency: legobtc .com legocoinbank .com legocoinexchange .com legocoinmining […]

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Hey crypto companies: you NEED to use Registry Lock

Registry Lock would have likely prevented two recent crypto attacks. Companies that deal with cryptocurrencies are effectively financial institutions, and they need to take extra precautions to prevent domain hijacking. Last week, SpiritSwap said that a hacker had “managed to exploit GoDaddy, essentially they have hijacked our domain and copied our codebase” to trick users […]

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How the web3 fallout impacts the domain aftermarket

Even if you don’t own web3 assets, their fall could impact domain sales. There’s an awful lot of red on CoinMarketCap right now. Popular cryptocurrencies have lost a quarter of their value over the past week, and some have seen their values halved. Floor prices for even blue-chip NFTs have fallen, and when you couple […]

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What does bitcoin sub-$30k mean for the domain market?

Some thoughts about the state of crypto markets and the impact on domain name values. The price of bitcoin fell below $30,000 this morning, making it down 55% since its high in April. Other cryptocurrencies are faring even worse. Ether is down 60% from its all-time high. Of course, both of these cryptocurrencies are still […]

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Domain records aid in investigating dead crypto exchange owner

Domain records help connect the dots to uncover dead crypto exchange owner’s history. CBC News has a remarkable story about the death of Gerald Cotten, who was CEO of the Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX. It’s a thrilling tale with an unhappy ending for those who entrusted a quarter billion dollars of crypto to the exchange. […]

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How cryptocurrency drives the domain aftermarket – DNW Podcast #339

Will a drop in cryptocurrency prices impact the domain aftermarket? Crypto markets had a wild ride last week. My guest this week, Amanda Waltz of Saw.com, discusses the impact that cryptocurrency prices have on domain name sales. Even if you don’t own cryptocurrency, your domain investments might do better when cryptocurrencies are doing well. Also: […]

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Bitcoin’s massive salesforce

Bitcoin has an incentivized salesforce that keeps drawing in new money. The value of bitcoin is surging once again. Depending on who you ask, bitcoin is either a currency (it’s uncommonly used as one) or a store of value (a very lousy one). One thing is for sure, though: some people have gotten rich off […]

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Soga.com sold for $20,249

Today: Card, Cards, Hotel, Car, Cars and many other xyz sitting unregistered right now due to premium prices / Buying LLL.com, NNNN.com, and 1 word .com’s – Budget: Up to $25,000.00 / New .com registration for £1.95 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today! WANTED: […]

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