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A fundamental mistake in domain name investing

This is a fundamental mistake in domain name investing and even experienced domainers do this mistake even without realizing it. Some people think that the simple the fact of owning many domain names will sooner or later produce enough AND big domain name sales. Not really! Owning domain names is the easiest thing in the …

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I had a failed domain purchase at Afternic & DomCollect, Sedo, New Ventures Services, Web.com are involved

I bought a .com domain name for $1,500 using the BIN price at Afternic on the 28th of August. The domain name was then refunded 2 days later with little to no explanation as to what really happened. The domain was also listed for sale at Sedo but I chose Afternic to make the purchase. …

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WordPress recommends you get a .COM domain name

WordPress and Automattic, the parent company of WordPress and the new .blog extension, are recommending that you should get a .com domain name if both the .com and .blog domains are available. Automattic has setup a registrar at https://wordpress.com/domain/. The registrar seems to be a Tucows reseller and at first glance seems a bit on …

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And the profit from selling 29 Million worth of domains in 2017 for Uniregistry has been???

Uniregistry Market announced today that it has sold 3617 domains totaling more than 29,000,000 USD in the first 8 months of 2017. In 2017 the average prices dropped marginally for the first time ever to $8,017 USD per domain down from $9,110 USD. But the number of transactions increased by more than 24% over the …

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Trouble in paradise? Uniregistry staff departures continue!

It seems that 2017 is a tough year for Uniregistry. Many people have left the company. It is not clear if these departures have been lay-offs or resignations. Or if this is normal for Uniregistry although a few people have said it is not. 2 comments left at my article about GoDaddy that has stopped …

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Read here about the Topcoin CEO George Minardos before you invest in the ICO

This is one of the days that I read some news that I am not even that interested in only to read something that makes me go: “You have to be kidding me!”. So I read today on Domain Name Wire that Topcoin plans ICO with goal of being loyalty program for digital goods. I …

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Updates on Escrow.com’s Know Your Customer (KYC) Verification process

It’s been close to a year since Escrow.com introduced the Know Your Customer (KYC) Verification process to all Buyers, Sellers and Brokers. The process has not been all roses but it seems to be working now. Escrow.com believes that this verification requirement has helped make its platform that much more secure and overall, more transactions …

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The Undeveloped.com acquisition by Epik will not happen

The plans for Undeveloped to become a wholly owned subsidiary of Seattle-Based Epik Holdings, Inc. will not happen. The 4 million Euro acquisition was announced in March 2017 but never materialized. The companies have decided that rather than merge Undeveloped into Epik Holdings, both companies can operate more efficiently if the companies remain distinct. The …

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The Eric Lyon fundraiser has raised $16,060 so far

Eric Lyon was hit by the Harvey hurricane flooding and the domain name industry stepped up. There have been $16,060 raised so far for Eric Lyon and his family from 143 people in 7 days. The initial goal was $15,000. You can still donate here. That is a small amount to help Eric and his …

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Is Michael Cyger retiring from publishing DomainSherpa videos?

A tweet sent today by @DomainSherpa said that Michael Cyger is retiring from publishing in the domain name industry. “I’m retiring from publishing in the domain name industry,” says @MichaelCyger @DomainSherpa http://www.domainsherpa.com/farewell  #domains” The tweet had this image: Does this mean that Michael Cyger will not be publishing the DomainSherpa.com videos or something else too? …

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