Should Donuts or any other domain registry be the internet (copyright) police?

I think there has been a disproportionate reaction to 2 very similar policies: the Healthy Domains Initiative by The Domain Name Association and PIR and the agreements that Donuts and Radix have signed with MPAA. In February of last year, Donuts announced entry into a “trusted notifier” program with the Motion Picture Association of America …

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Epik acquires Undeveloped.com domain name marketplace

Dutch startup Undeveloped.com was acquired by US-based Epik Holdings Inc. to introduce a full-service solution for buying, selling, leasing and managing domains. Undeveloped.com announced today that it has been acquired by Epik Holdings inc. The integration of the two companies will help Undeveloped further accelerate the growth of its marketplace for digital brands, after more …

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30 New gTLD domain names sell for $143,129

This is the weekly New gTLD domain name sales report courtesy of Sold.Domains. This week 30 New gTLD domains were sold. 3 domains were sold for 5 figures: fashion.nyc, shop.nyc and bitcoin.casino. The total sales value for these 30 domains was $143,129. 23 of the domains were sold at the premium fashion .nyc domain name …

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The Quickest Path to $60M/month: Buy Business, Add Exact-Match Domain – With John Rampton

What do you get when you combine a killer, three-character exact-match domain name with the assets of a software-as-a-service invoicing provider?

A quick path to generating revenue.

That's what today's Sherpa did, combining a $130,000 domain name with a $20,000 asset purchase. And they were up and running, with some customers saying the brand is so familiar they think they’ve used them in the past.

One year into operations, Due.com is processing about $60 million per month in transactions. Here's how it happened.
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Domain name people: Joe Styler of GoDaddy

Joe Styler serves as product manager for the aftermarket at GoDaddy. He is responsible for marketplace products including any purchase, sale, or monetization of a domain name. Joe received his B.A. from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and his Masters in Divinity from Gordon Conwell in Massachusetts. During his nine-year tenure at GoDaddy Joe has …

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NamesCon India going to Mumbai on May 19th, 2017

On May 19, 2017, NamesCon India is going to Mumbai — the largest city in India and the cultural home along the Ganges River to the third largest economy in the world. NamesCon India is pleased to join WHD.india at the Grand Hyatt Mumbai in 2017. NamesCon India will be a jam-packed day with three …

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Things I learned from my 9 years as a “domain blogger”

When I started Acro.net as a domainer’s blog in 2008, little did I know it’d continue for this long. Producing creative content predates my early domain blogger days by almost two decades, as a journalist for computer and subsequently Internet industry publications. Blogging, however, is an entirely different beast, that requires some other type of […]
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My favorite new domain extensions (562 domains in 82 extensions)

Many readers ask me what my favorite new extension is. There is not a definite answer as I strongly believe in good left-right combinations and not so much in individual extensions although it is clear as to what the winning extensions are so far. And no, I don’t judge by registration numbers alone. Some of …

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Rightside’s 2016 results: total domains are up while the renewal rate drops

Rightside Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq:NAME), announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016. “In the fourth quarter, we executed on our strategy to deliver revenue growth in our higher margin businesses – focusing on our new gTLD registry business and our retail registrar, Name.com, while optimizing for margin expansion,” said …

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