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DropCatch changes bid increments following big auctions

Higher bid increments should speed up high-dollar auctions. Expired domain name marketplace DropCatch has changed its bid increments following an extended auction for reactive.com in October. The auction dragged on for hours as bidders continually raised the ante by just $50. DropCatch resets the clock to five minutes whenever a new high bid is placed, […]

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Why this reactive.com auction is taking so long

Dropcatch needs to increase its bidding increments. There’s a heated domain auction going on at DropCatch.com right now. Bidders have placed over 350 bids and counting for reactive.com, pushing the price up over $135,000. Like all domain auction platforms, DropCatch automatically extends the auction if there are bids in the final minutes. This makes the […]

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Newfold domain auction sales led by Fiduciary.com

Here’s what sold on SnapNames and NameJet last month. Newfold Digital’s domain auction platforms SnapNames and NameJet had a good September, led by the sale of fiduciary.com for $84,999. The platforms combined for 102 sales of $2,000 or more during the month, totaling $553,000. Here are some other sales that stand out: AspergerSyndrome .org $20,222 […]

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Man buys back domain from Dan.com!

A glowing review about Dan.com describes a fun moment in domain investing: A man buying back the domain name he used to own. According to the Dan.com review, some years ago, Mr. Tom Mooney owned a domain that somehow expired. Mr. Mooney wanted to re-op...
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5 ways to save time domain investing

Here are five ideas to reduce the time you spend buying and selling domains. Successful domain investors spend a lot of time researching domains to buy, handling sales, and managing their portfolios. Many domain investors I talk to don’t fully account for their time when thinking about their profits. This might be because many investors […]

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Should registrars allow anyone to renew a domain?

The eth.link case brings up an interesting question. Earlier this month, the domain name eth.link expired because the domain owner didn’t renew it. He had a pretty good excuse: he’s in prison. Parties interested in the domain tried to renew it. It’s not clear what they did to try to renew it, and I’m not […]

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Eth.link domain sold for $852k in unique situation

Dynadot auctioned the domain after the previous owner landed in prison. An auction for eth.link ended at a staggering $851,919.30 in a very odd scenario. The previous registrant of eth.link set the domain up as a resolving system for .eth domains in the Ethereum Name Service (ENS). ENS domains don’t resolve in normal browsers, so […]

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Here are 108 domains that sold for $2k+ on NameJet and Snapnames last month

Sales dropped in July on Newfold’s aftermarket platforms. Newfold Digital’s domain name aftermarket platforms NameJet and SnapNames combined to sell 108 domains for $2,000 or more last month. These domains totaled $447,000, but keep in mind this tally doesn’t include the domains that sold for under $2,000. Four domains sold for $10,000 or more: medjobs.com, […]

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Verisign gets another expired domain patent

Patent describes a separate “cache” pool for expired domains. The current method of drop catching domain names — throwing as many registrar add commands at the registry as possible — hasn’t changed. But that doesn’t mean the world’s largest domain name registry isn’t thinking of ways to change the system. It has a patent for […]

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