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Saw.com automated appraisals might aid with domain sales

There’s a new domain appraisal tool in town. There are a lot of complaints about automated domain appraisal systems. It’s difficult to value domain names even when multiple humans weigh-in, and it’s even harder when you only rely on a machine. But domain brokerage Saw.com is giving it a shot anyway. It launched an appraisal […]

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Hey crypto companies: you NEED to use Registry Lock

Registry Lock would have likely prevented two recent crypto attacks. Companies that deal with cryptocurrencies are effectively financial institutions, and they need to take extra precautions to prevent domain hijacking. Last week, SpiritSwap said that a hacker had “managed to exploit GoDaddy, essentially they have hijacked our domain and copied our codebase” to trick users […]

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.HipHop relaunches with reduced prices

.Hiphop domains are a lot cheaper after acquisition. The company that acquired .hiphop from Frank Schilling’s UNR has relaunched it with reduced pricing. Dot Hip Hop, LLC acquired the domain in the UNR auction last year. After a long delay, ICANN approved the transfer of the top level domain in March this year. Digital Asset […]

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Dan.com adds categories and improves conversion on hybrid lander

Dan.com releases new features, including domain categories. Domain name sales platform Dan.com announced a product update today, including the ability to add domains to user-defined categories. We should probably call domain categories “category light” at this time because their functionality is limited. But the next release should include category-wide settings, which will be a significant […]

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Verisign lowers guidance for domain growth

Company cites waning pandemic surge and general macroeconomic situation for lower-than-expected growth. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) has lowered its guidance for domain name growth this year. The company originally expected the base of registered .com and .net domains to grow 2.5% to 4.5%. Now, it expects 1.75% to 3.5% growth. It has also lowered the top […]

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Verisign reports 7.2% revenue jump, 1.23 million domain base increase

Verisign turns in a solid quarter buoyed by .com price increase. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported Q1 earnings after the market closed this afternoon. The company reported that Q1 revenue was up 7.2% compared to the same quarter last year. That’s (not coincidentally) about the same amount it was allowed to hike .com prices this year. […]

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MicroAcquire partners with Escrow.com for safer acquisitions

Buyers and sellers of businesses can use Escrow.com, similar to how domain investors do. Online business marketplace MicroAcquire has partnered with Escrow.com to make acquisitions safer for acquirers. Under the partnership, Escrow.com will handle payments and disbursement for business acquisitions, similar to how it handles domain purchases today. Of course, business acquisitions are a bit […]

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Pinch and zoom on Afternic for one last time

Afternic finally rolls out a mobile website. Afternic launched a mobile version of its website in beta today. You’ll need to pinch and zoom one last time to activate it. Believe it or not, this is what you see when you visit Afternic today on a mobile browser: But once you manage to click the […]

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Swedish Internet Foundation acquires up to 20% of iQ.global

Group that manages .se invests makes a cybersecurity investment. Swedish Internet Foundation, the group that runs Sweden’s .se top level domain, has invested in domain name company iQ.global. According to a press release on its site, the foundation’s investment is for “up to 20 percent” of the company. Other transaction details were not disclosed. iQ.global […]

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Your Google Analytics account is going to brick in 14 months

Now is the time to upgrade your Google Analytics account. Google Analytics is the most popular web analytics tool available. It’s free and robust, and millions of website owners use it on their websites. Most of those site owners set Analytics up once and let it do its magic, checking in from time to time […]

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