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It’s good to be GoDaddy

Thursday was another shining example of why it’s good to be GoDaddy. Someone let’s 44 six number .coms that start with 888 expire and BAM. $48,000 plus for doing nothing. Thanks to Namebio for the data: 44 Total Sales $48.7k Dollar Volume $1,106 Average Price $173 Standard Deviation $363 Low Price $1,556 High Price 888263.com […]
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Sedo’s cunning GDPR workaround

With full Whois records set to disappear from public view for most domain names this Friday, auction house Sedo has had to resort to some technical trickery to enable its users to prove they own the domains they list for sale. Until now, when listing a...
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When domain auctions jump the shark

There was a thread that’s now closed on Namepros where someone pointed out that a member wanted an auction to end 278 hours after the last bid. Some felt that this is fine, let the seller take as long as they like, they are trying to promote a good name. The name is average at […]
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CentralNic and .CLUB reveal premium sales

CentralNic and .CLUB Domains have both revealed sales of premium domain names over the last several days. CentralNic said yesterday that it has sold “a number” of premiums for $3.4 million. The names are believed to be from its own portfolio, rather than registry-reserved names in any of the TLDs it manages. The company did […]
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Millions spent as three more new gTLDs auctioned

Two or three new gTLDs have been sold in a private auction that may well have seen over $20 million spent. The strings .inc, .llc and (I think) .llp hit the block at some point this month. They are the first new gTLDs to be auctioned since Verisign paid $135 million for .web a little […]
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GoDaddy really needs to scrap these valuations

Anyone who has been in this business for just a solid year, knows that artificially generated valuations are crap 99% of the time. I had an interesting conversation about a week ago where someone asked me about the GoDaddy valuations. I said they are mostly for entertainment purposes but I do think they do harm […]
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Payeez.com — LiquorLocal.com — DotShield.com and MORE…

Refocusing… downsizing to make it easier to relocate to care for my mother… Domains For Sale Payeez.com LiquorLocal.com Newborns101.com PetLovers.Directory SeizedProperties.CO — More Below — I have weedled my stock / inventory down to just under 4000 domains… I am listing about 10+ items per day in various places My goal is to withing 6 […]
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