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Sell a domain name for bitcoin? Make sure to report it to the IRS

A crypto transaction is not a tax-free transaction. U.S. taxpayers who sell domain names for cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ether must report these as income on their income tax returns. For this year’s tax returns, the Internal Revenue Service is setting a trap for anyone who doesn’t report cryptocurrency profits. The Wall Street Journal […]

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Detour.com has quite the history, expires and closes at $65,006

Detour.com was registered in 1994 and sold for $15,000 on Moniker in 2009. The domain name was then developed into a GPS based walking tours website. The company was self funded by Groupon founder and former CEO Andrew Mason. They described themselves as: Detour is a brand new way to experience the world. Gorgeous audio […]

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Is an app really necessary?

Another company shuts down its app to focus on the mobile web. “We’ve got have an app!” – businesses everywhere But do they, really? Or is an app just a lazy way of making a mobile-friendly website? I was reminded of this earlier this week when TransUnion canned its TrueIdentity app. The app allowed people […]

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Sedo weekly sales led by HotelsGuide.com

Sedo released their weekly sales and HotelsGuide.com led the way at 50,000 Euros, Bags.co.uk was second at 40,000 Euros and Wintage.com was third at $17,000. Domain name Date Price Currency .COMs hotelsguide.com 09/08/2020 50,000 EUR wintage.com 09/08/...
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GoDaddy acquires WooCommerce plugin developer

GoDaddy bolsters WordPress and e-commerce offerings with acquisition. GoDaddy has acquired WooCommerce plugin developer SkyVerge for an undisclosed price. SkyVerge offers plugins that extend the functionality of WordPress’ e-commerce platform WooCommerce. Over 100,000 stores use SkyVerge’s plugins. Some of the company’s WooCommerce plugins enable: Restrict content and product access on your site, provide purchasing discounts, […]

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Those wacky Canadians are back with more .ca commercials

CIRA features Mounties, hockey, bears, and maple syrup in new commercials. Last year, .Ca country code manager CIRA aired a series of commercials in an advertising campaign called Don’t Be a Traitor. Featuring Canadian staples such as Mounties and maple syrup, the commercials espoused the benefits of choosing .ca over .com. CIRA says the TV […]

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Diem: is this Facebook’s digital currency initiative?

Some company is getting ready to launch a digital currency-related product named Diem. Some company is getting ready to launch a digital currency or related platform using the brand Diem. The company registered at least 80 domain names including the brand, such as DiemBlockchain.com, DiemCash.com, DiemPayments.com, and Diem-Wallet.com. The domain names were all registered this […]

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August’s top news stories

Here are the top stories on Domain Name Wire for the past month, as well as podcasts. 1. Edible Arrangements sues to get Edibles.com – The fruit delivery company owns Edible.com and wants the plural version. Perhaps for its new CBD venture. 2. GoDaddy completes Neustar Registry acquisition – Neustar’s registry business is now GoDaddy […]

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