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Top 5 domain name stories from last month

GoDaddy’s acquisition, Frank Schilling’s auction and more. I apparently neglected to publish my monthly post about the top stories from the prior month. So better late than never, these were the top 5 stories on Domain Name Wire last month ranked by views. 1. GoDaddy to acquire MMX, .Club, .Design – More domain industry consolidation […]

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People are registering NFT domains in droves

Data show that people are registering lots of domains related to non-fungible tokens. Non-fungible tokens (NFT) are hot right now. NBA Top Shots have introduced mainstream collectors to NFTs, and stories about digital art NFTs selling for hundreds of thousands (or millions) are making the rounds. Domains with the initialism NFT in them are proving […]

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The .io train keeps chugging along with the sale of Avatar.io at $89,999

Mike Carson is just continuing to kick Ass.io in 2021. The newest sale is Avatar.io for $89,999. This was not an expired auction but owned by one of Mike’s companies, Introvert LLC. The name has already moved to Porkbun and there is a page up. Looks like this will be a Metaverse play. Avatar.io is […]

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New TLD data shows a precipitous decline, but there’s more to the story

A handful of top level domains account for major DUM losses. If you take a quick look at the nTLDStats‘ data, it might look like new top level domains are falling off a cliff. From October 2020 to May 2021, registered domains under management (DUM) have fallen nearly 30%, from 35 million to 25 million. […]

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.Me reports €453,500 premium domain sales in 13 months

.Me registry has sold 79 premium domains since offering them through the registrar channel last year. The registry for .me domain names announced that it sold €453,500 ($550,000) worth of premium domain names over the past 13 months when it started offering premium domains through the registrar channel. This is the net revenue to the […]

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Three takeaways from CentralNic’s annual report

Company provides data about domain arbitrage, domains under management, and how much it earns from Google. CentralNic (AIM: CNIC) published its annual report (pdf) with audited results today. The major numbers are all in line with unaudited numbers the company revealed last month. There are a few additional data points in the annual report that […]

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Sizing the domain name aftermarket

Please provide me with data to estimate the size of the domain name aftermarket. How big is the domain name aftermarket? How much dollar volume of domain names sell on the aftermarket each year? It’s a challenging question to answer, which is why estimates vary widely. It’s hard to come up with accurate numbers when […]

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