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Epik acquires Undeveloped.com domain name marketplace

Dutch startup Undeveloped.com was acquired by US-based Epik Holdings Inc. to introduce a full-service solution for buying, selling, leasing and managing domains. Undeveloped.com announced today that it has been acquired by Epik Holdings inc. The integration of the two companies will help Undeveloped further accelerate the growth of its marketplace for digital brands, after more …

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30 New gTLD domain names sell for $143,129

This is the weekly New gTLD domain name sales report courtesy of Sold.Domains. This week 30 New gTLD domains were sold. 3 domains were sold for 5 figures: fashion.nyc, shop.nyc and bitcoin.casino. The total sales value for these 30 domains was $143,129. 23 of the domains were sold at the premium fashion .nyc domain name …

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Domain name people: Joe Styler of GoDaddy

Joe Styler serves as product manager for the aftermarket at GoDaddy. He is responsible for marketplace products including any purchase, sale, or monetization of a domain name. Joe received his B.A. from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and his Masters in Divinity from Gordon Conwell in Massachusetts. During his nine-year tenure at GoDaddy Joe has …

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NamesCon India going to Mumbai on May 19th, 2017

On May 19, 2017, NamesCon India is going to Mumbai — the largest city in India and the cultural home along the Ganges River to the third largest economy in the world. NamesCon India is pleased to join WHD.india at the Grand Hyatt Mumbai in 2017. NamesCon India will be a jam-packed day with three …

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My favorite new domain extensions (562 domains in 82 extensions)

Many readers ask me what my favorite new extension is. There is not a definite answer as I strongly believe in good left-right combinations and not so much in individual extensions although it is clear as to what the winning extensions are so far. And no, I don’t judge by registration numbers alone. Some of …

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Rightside’s 2016 results: total domains are up while the renewal rate drops

Rightside Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq:NAME), announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016. “In the fourth quarter, we executed on our strategy to deliver revenue growth in our higher margin businesses – focusing on our new gTLD registry business and our retail registrar, Name.com, while optimizing for margin expansion,” said …

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New gTLD weekly domain name sales report (2 domains sell for $20k+ each)

This is the weekly New gTLD domain name sales report courtesy of Sold.Domains. 2 domains sold for $20k+ each: op.media and act.today. You can read all about the sale of op.media and read all the interesting comments here. The extended NamesCon and Namejet auction ended 2 weeks ago selling a lot of New gTLDs. Highest …

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Internet grows to 329.3 million domain names in Q4 of 2016

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), announced that approximately 2.3 million domain name registrations were added to the internet in the fourth quarter of 2016, bringing the total number of domain name registrations to approximately 329.3 million across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of Dec. 31, 2016.1,2 The increase of approximately 2.3 million domain name registrations globally …

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Results of the fashion .nyc domain name auction: Fashion.nyc $37k, Shop.nyc $33.5k

The fashion .NYC premium domain auctions ended today at Snapnames and 23 of the 24 domains sold. Fashion.nyc and Shop.nyc were the top sellers. The 21 domains sold for a total of $90,938. The average price of the sold domains was $3,954 while the median price was just $525. 11 of the 23 domains were …

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Rick Schwartz: “Underwater domain investors FORCED to sell cheap.”

Rick Schwartz is not a big fan of New gTLDs as I guess you might have heard over the past few years. He had been very critical on new extensions on his blog but then he stopped blogging. His last blog post was in June 2014. He has only made 1 post (in 3 parts) …

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