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Verisign conference call addresses .com wholesale increase and .web

Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported earnings yesterday. Stock is down close to 4% today. The company expects the renewal rate for third-quarter 2020 to be around 73.4%. I thought this was interesting the number of domain names up for renewal in Q4 is 34.8 million. Yahoo provided a transcript of the earnings call. Two questions they […]

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Bimber.com and OrganicShampoo.com failure to pay leads to wins for Drop catcher

I started writing in July about GoDaddy failing to collect payment and it becoming DropCatch’s gain. I wrote about everydaycounts.com closing at auction on GoDaddy for $2,601. The domain name was at Tucows not GoDaddy. The winner did not pay and the domain was left to expire. DropCatch got the windfall. It went higher the […]

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Detour.com buyer revealed

Detour.com was registered in 1994 and sold for $15,000 on Moniker in 2009. The domain name was then developed into a GPS based walking tours website. The company was self funded by Groupon founder and former CEO Andrew Mason. The company was acquired by Bose. The domain name expired last month and closed at $65,006. […]

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Post Covid it looks like there is a greater demand for “business naming”

Darpan Munjal founder of Squadhelp, tweeted out some info on keywords and Google Trends. Good news for Darpan, business naming search volume is up in the 40 to 60 percent range post Covid. That’s kind of the sentiment Jason Calacanis shared in the podcast with the founder of Ritual. Some businesses are really up during […]

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August reported domain name sales down $700K vs July – New Gtld sales were higher

Looking back at August 2020 Domain Name Sales. Here we will examine domain name sales and data trends for certain naming categories. August saw Namebio reporting 10,710 vs 10,921 sales in July. Dollar value in August was $8.7 million vs $9.4 million in July. Quick Glance: Total Domain Sales were off $700,000 in August vs […]

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