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Is 50% of the domaining industry about to be washed away? Probably…

Is 50% of the domaining industry about to be washed away? Rick Schwartz certainly thinks so. And I agree too. But this has started a year ago. Many of the opportunistic people are long gone by now. But will domaining go back at the 2013-2014 level or above that or below that? If it goes …

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Mike Mann: “What is a super premium domain name?”

Mike Mann talked again on Facebook about his new crowd appraisal system that he is rolling out soon. Here is what he said: “What is a Super Premium Domain Name? One that appraises over $10,000, by taking the average appraisal of 3 long time top expert domain dealers at once. It’s too complex and spreads …

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Neustar has destroyed the .BIZ and .US domain name whois service

Neustar, Inc. has decided to destroy whois for .biz and .us domain names without even an announcement. That is probably because what they did is against ICANN rules. Domain name whois at port 43 is a service free to all and be accessed using almost any computer with an internet connection. There are of course …

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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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GoDaddy will stop offering all Uniregistry domain names

GoDaddy will stop offering all Uniregistry domain names and extensions on August 29, 2017. A few months back GoDaddy suspended all Uniregistry extensions after the price increases were announced but then reinstated (some and then) all of the extensions after Uniregistry said that it will be grandfathering prices on SOME of the extensions. This time …

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Mike Mann repricing 150,000 .Com domains

Mike Mann talked on Facebook about his 150,000 .Com domain repricing project and the difficulties he is having. “My 150,000 .Com domain repricing project is working sort of but not really. I buy new ones quicker than I can price old, so the list is getting longer not shorter. However sale prices are up, as …

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Namecheap CEO: “Inciting Violence vs Freedom of Speech”

Richard Kirkendall, CEO of Namecheap, wrote an article about suspending the domain name DailyStormer.lol. The article called “Inciting Violence vs Freedom of Speech” was written (and later edited) the Namecheap CEO can be summarized in this quote: “But is this the right thing for freedom of speech and should a registrar be the one making …

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George Kirikos: “How can *objectively* argue that sunrise program has been a success, when the data says otherwise?”

George Kirikos has been arguing about the New gTLD sunrise success with the ICANN community and the GNSO Working Group. In my opinion his views are 100% correct and his suggested procedure could save all a lot of time and money, and stop the sunrise exploitation by some trademark sharks. Sunrise has been a waste …

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Rick Schwartz’s rules of domaining

Rick Schwartz sent out a tweet yesterday saying: “I NEVER buy a #domain asking question: Is this $1k domain worth $2k? I ask a completely different question & get different result!!” Of course I immediately asked him what the question is, in which he replied in a series of tweets: “There r multiple questions w/ …

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