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Should registrars allow anyone to renew a domain?

The eth.link case brings up an interesting question. Earlier this month, the domain name eth.link expired because the domain owner didn’t renew it. He had a pretty good excuse: he’s in prison. Parties interested in the domain tried to renew it. It’s not clear what they did to try to renew it, and I’m not […]

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Eth.link domain sold for $852k in unique situation

Dynadot auctioned the domain after the previous owner landed in prison. An auction for eth.link ended at a staggering $851,919.30 in a very odd scenario. The previous registrant of eth.link set the domain up as a resolving system for .eth domains in the Ethereum Name Service (ENS). ENS domains don’t resolve in normal browsers, so […]

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Here are 108 domains that sold for $2k+ on NameJet and Snapnames last month

Sales dropped in July on Newfold’s aftermarket platforms. Newfold Digital’s domain name aftermarket platforms NameJet and SnapNames combined to sell 108 domains for $2,000 or more last month. These domains totaled $447,000, but keep in mind this tally doesn’t include the domains that sold for under $2,000. Four domains sold for $10,000 or more: medjobs.com, […]

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Verisign gets another expired domain patent

Patent describes a separate “cache” pool for expired domains. The current method of drop catching domain names — throwing as many registrar add commands at the registry as possible — hasn’t changed. But that doesn’t mean the world’s largest domain name registry isn’t thinking of ways to change the system. It has a patent for […]

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GoDaddy improves expired domain pullbacks, expands API access

Auction winners should experience fewer pullbacks and can now snap domains in closeouts via the API. GoDaddy (NASDAQ: GDDy) has made two changes to its expired domains auction platform that domain investors have requested for a long time. First, it is tightening the timeline around renewals for partner inventory. The company says “reclaimed domains from […]

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Newfold reports $600,000 in aftermarket domain sales

Here’s what sold last month. Newfold Digital’s domain aftermarket platforms combined for 121 sales of $2,000 or more last month. The sales on NameJet and SnapNames totaled about $600,000. Here are some notable sales from the list: arlingtoncemetery.net $45,000 – It appears the buyer has resurrected the old site hosted on this domain. Which, I’m […]

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Bitcoin.xyz auction ends at $42,501

Two bidders pushed the final bid up by $15,000. An expired domain auction for bitcoin.xyz ended at $42,501 on Namecheap today. Bidding was at $15,001 with less than a minute left on the original auction, but like most hot auctions, late bids continually extended the bidding. Only two remaining bidders duked it out when the […]

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Newfold’s $540k domain sales from last month

A .org domain led the charts. Newfold Digital’s domain marketplaces (NameJet and SnapNames) combined to sell 118 domains for $2,000 or more last month, totaling $541,000. The expired domain VIP.org led the way at $36,888. Here are some other notable sales: Portofino.com $35,333 – Portofino is an Italian village on the French Riviera. It’s only […]

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