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How I finally got the domains I won on SnapNames

I jumped through a lot of hoops to get the domains I acquired. Last month I started buying domain names on SnapNames after a long hiatus. I purchased 20 domains over 30 days, taking advantage of SnapNames’ access to expiring Network Solutions and Register.com inventory. I’ve had to jump through a lot of hoops to […]

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Facebook sues Web.com’s NVSC for cybersquatting

Social media company alleges that Web.com subsidiary owns 74 infringing domain names. Facebook has filed a lawsuit (pdf) against New Ventures Services Corp (NVSC) for alleged cybersquatting of its brands, including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. NVSC is a Web.com subsidiary that holds domain names for traffic revenue and resale. It gets many of its domain […]

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Here’s what sold on NameJet and SnapNames last month

98 domains sold for $2,000 or more last month. Web.com’s (or should I say Newfold Digital’s?) aftermarkets NameJet and SnapNames combined for $368,000 in sales of domains over $2,000 in February. The top sale was only $15,000 but there were many nice mid-range sales. Some domains that stand out to me are: RoadSafety.com $6,916 – […]

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Endurance to acquire Web.com, spin off Constant Contact

More consolidation in the domain name industry as Web.com to join with Endurance. Endurance International Group plans to acquire Web.com and rename itself Endure Digital. In September, Web.com owner Siris Capital opened a position in Endurance. In November, Clearlake Capital Group announced it was taking Endurance private in a $3 billion deal. Last month, Clearlake […]

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Web.com aftermarkets generated $500k in big sales last month

Another strong month at NameJet and SnapNames. Web.com’s NameJet and SnapNames auction platforms generated nearly $500,000 in sales of domains $2,000 or more last month. 115 domains met the threshold. It was down from January’s $700k, but still a good month. The top sale is a bit of a mystery to me. 31op.com sold for […]

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Web.com acquires Kiwi registrar Freeparking

Web.com has acquired what it calls New Zealand’s largest registrar, Freeparking. Freeparking, not to be confused with other registrars of the same name, was part of the Umbrellar Group of web services companies. According to Web.com, its new buy ...
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