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“Preferably call me in the afternoon and speak Spanish.”

I got one of those usual messages on one of my domains from someone that has clearly the wrong website and complains. But this time the response got me laughing… So the inquiry I got was on a one word .org domain name I own and it was this: “not that continue taking my money …

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Escrow.com offers chat support through the KYC verification process

Escrow.com now offers chat support while customers are commencing the KYC verification process. Escrow said that its aim is to offer as much support as possible. A few months back, Escrow.com started asking for all buyers and sellers to be verified. At the beggining the process was far from smooth and many long time users …

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GoDaddy acquires Sucuri

GoDaddy Inc (NYSE: GDDY), announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase Sucuri, a leading provider of website security products and services. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Sucuri is a security platform offering business owners a suite of security tools designed to protect website owners from emerging online threats. Nearly 75 …

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Mike Mann’s crowdpricing domain appraisal system will have 4 appraisers

Mike Mann shared some details on how the upcoming DomainMarket.com appraisal system will work. He calls it a “crowdpricing domain appraisal system”. About 10 days ago he announced that the appraisal system would be using 3 appraisers, costing $88 per name, but now he is up to 4 appraisers with no known price. Here is …

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Top 10 domain articles in February 2017: Rick Schwartz, GoDaddy, Mike Mann, .Media

These are the top domain name articles from February 2017. Better late than never! The most popular articles were Rick Schwartz talking about domain investors, selling domains on GoDaddy, the new Mike Mann domain name brokerage and appraisals, and other subjects. February 2017 was another busy month at OnlineDomain.com in terms of views and visitors and more …

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My domain name renewals and drops in January and February 2017

This is the review of the my domain name renewals and drops in the months of January and February 2017. I don’t liquidate my domains by selling them for $5 or $10. That takes too much time for me that simply it is not worth my time. I just drop them. But that is just …

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Casino.Online sells for $201,250 by Radix (Donuts must be very happy!)

The domain name Casino.Online was sold for $201,250 at Sedo. The seller was non other than the .online domain name registry, Radix. This sale is now the highest New gTLD reported domain name sale. You can see the top 20 new extension domain name sales at Sold.Domains. There have been a couple more casino related …

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MMX aims for 1 million .VIP domains, will release .Boston in September & hires Victor Pitts

Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM: MMX), reported its operational progress across a number of business activities since its trading update announced earlier this year in January 2017. MMX is targeting global registrations of .vip to surpass one million by the end of 2017. .VIP currently has over 586,000 registrations. The company is participating directly in the auctions of .vip premium names currently being held by eName, one …

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Epik hires Joseph Peterson as director of operations

Epik Holdings, Inc., announced that it has hired Joseph Peterson as director of operations. This is something that came as a pleasant surprise! Epik is a company that is truly investing in the domain name industry and hiring someone with the integrity and expertise of Joseph Peterson will help them grow even faster. Congratulations to …

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The Uniregistry disaster continues: registrar increases domain retail prices by 62% to 75%

The Uniregistry disaster continues as people as jumping ship as both registry AND now registrar domain name prices are increasing. Uniregistry registrar sent out an email last week to inform current owners of the New gTLD price increase but the email had another bad surprise. I tried to stay out of the Uniregistry mess on …

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