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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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The year of the noun when it comes to startup naming trends?

Crunchbase published an article yesterday on how startup names are becoming less silly. They tweeted out: Call it the year of the noun. Funded startups are choosing brands made up of recognized words or names that describe what they do. Some see this as a goodbye to BrandBucket type made up or invented names. Others […]

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Brandable Domain Names: Marketplaces Must Evolve Search Algorithms To Improve Discovery

Darpan Munjal wrote a very good piece over at Squadhelp on how to show up better in results. Years ago there was a big discussion on why some members names showed up on BrandBucket under popular categories. When some saw certain names that say, were not related to tech showing up in the tech category. […]

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A handful of .io names on Tuesday traded for the 2nd,3rd and 4th time

Busy day for .io with some .io domains trading for the third or fourth time. Lawyer.io closed at Flippa for $3,500. This was the third time it traded publicly. It sold for $3,200 in 2017 at Flippa and $1,500 in 2016 at Flippa. Moving.io had it’s fourth recorded transaction. It closed at $2,000 at Flippa. […]

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“Why isn’t the Namepros marketplace the wholesale gold standard?”

So a couple days ago I wrote about DAN integrating with DNWE.com. While discussing that news on the phone with another domain investor as I liked that change. He asked me what about Namepros? He wondered if it’s only wholesale pricing why does anyone want to pay 12% commission to do a deal with someone […]

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