Escrow.com revenue dips on China and account verification but is rebounding

Domain Name Wire Domain Name Wire: Popular domain escrow service takes a revenue hit but shows signs up improvement. Freelancer Limited, the company that owns online escrow company Escrow.com, has posted its results (pdf) for the first half of 2017. Gross payment volume (GPV) at Escrow.com in the first half of 2017 was down 24% (year-over-year) to $209 million. Net revenue […]
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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 13, 2017

Domain Shane Domain Shane: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 13, 2017. 
If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where the price was when the auction ended, but the name may not have sold if a reserve was in place.
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Sedo Names at Auction
Instant.tv    Great online TV name.  Has a few bids
$1,242
F9Y.com    Many people don’t realize these have a defined auction resale value and its easy to find names that get missed and flipped.  At this price, this would be one
Listed as make offer
Go.gl    It actually gets a ton of traffic as a typo.  Bids show that people are willing to buy that traffic
$3,800
DropCatch Names at Auction
Besty.com    Its not the way most spell it (Bestie) but still getting great bids.   Even Tupac is bidding
$3,588
StarrySkies.com     Exudes peaceful and beauty
$1,750
BTCJr.com   Baby Bitcoin
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Namejet

Top 10 Namejet sales for yesterday as listed on Namebio.
theblogfrog.com $1,800
28761.com $1,030
creadesign.com $958
wkgb.com $875
jwxz.com $870
rlmh.com $870
bnis.com $765
47880.com $690
lifefashion.com $586
patcom.com $585

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Google ends up with DailyStormer.com domain name

Domain Name Wire Domain Name Wire: Owner transfers domain name to Google’s domain name registrar. Google has landed a hot potato. After GoDaddy told white supremacist site The Daily Stormer it needed to find a new domain name registrar, the owner transferred the domain name to Google’s domain name registrar. It’s important to note that the process for transferring domain names […]
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Domain name due diligence – DNW Podcast #148

Domain Name Wire Domain Name Wire: Here are some factors end users think about before buying your domain name. What do end users think about before deciding to buy your domain name? It goes beyond just price. Bill Sweetman of Name Ninja discusses about a dozen factors that companies will consider before pulling the trigger. This is valuable information for domain […]
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GoDaddy made the right move by booting domain name used for white supremacist site

Decision puts registrar in uncomfortable position but it made the right move. GoDaddy has told the owner of white supremacist site The Daily Stormer that it needs to find a new registrar for its domain name after the site posted a tasteless article about the victim of the car incident in Charlottesville over the weekend. […]

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Facebook Cracks Down on ‘Fat-Finger’ Accidental Ad Clicks; Google’s New Unwanted Feature

The Frager Factor The Frager Factor: Facebook and Google Algorithms Are the New ‘Useful Idiots’; 10 Ways to Overcome Fear and Break Out of Your Comfort Zone; HTML or Text Emails: Which is Better? Facebook Offers Targeted Real Estate Ads; Meet the man behind R/GA's Twitter account; Musk revs up Tesla bond buyers, raises $600M in a few hours; How to Create Campaigns That Stick By Finding the Right Influencers; Startup vs. Enterprise

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Sedo did a nice UI update…but the backend still seems to be stuck in the past

Morgan Linton Morgan Linton: It’s no secret that Sedo sells a lot of domains. They also have some of the best brokers out there with proven track records for selling names like it’s going out of style. On top of that, they have been rolling out UI updates to improve the look-and-feel of the site…but unfortunately, like I said […]

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DailyStormer Booted by GoDaddy and Claims to Have Been Hacked by Anonymous

InternetNews.me InternetNews.me: Extreme right-wing hate site Daily Stormer is being booted by registrar GoDaddy. GoDaddy responded to various tweets over the weekend stating that they had given the website operators 24 hours to find a new domain name registrar: We informed The Daily Stormer that they have 24 hours to move the domain to another provider, as […]
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Report: ccTLD renewal rate over 2016 was 83% (report falsely claims .loan has strong performance!)

OnlineDomain.com OnlineDomain.com: The DomainWire Global TLD Stat Report (Q2/2017) has been published. The report covers the global status and registration trends in all top-level domains (legacy gTLDs, new gTLDs and ccTLDs) with additional focus on the European ccTLD market. Highlights from the report: Overall Market – Global domains (across all TLDs ) are at 312 million – …
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