Monday , November 28 2022

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Spaceship.com Looking for Beta Testers

Namecheap CEO Richard Kirkendall announced that he is looking for early beta testers for the company’s under development “registrar and digital product platform” known as Spaceship. Beta testers should be people who already own domain names and are looking to register more. They should be also willing to provide feedback …

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Friction with LTO + Make Offer

I use Dan.com landing pages for a great deal of my portfolio. Many of these domain names, particularly at price points above a few thousand dollars, use the Buy It Now (BIN) + Make Offer + Lease to Own (LTO). I have been running in to a bit of friction …

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It’s Going to be a Slow Week

It’s Thanksgiving week in the US this week. On Thursday, Americans will celebrate the holiday, but the travel and related celebrations usually begin before. If you’re in the middle of a negotiation or sending emails to buyers or sellers, you’ll probably receive out of office …

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Gambling.com Acquires Casinos.com from Caesars

According to a Seeking Alpha article covering the most recent Gambling.com earnings call, the publicly traded Gambling.com has acquired the Casinos.com domain name from Caesars. Terms of the deal were not shared on the earnings call, but the company seemed elated with the acquisition. Here’s what Charles Gillespie, CEO of …

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Nike Launches .Swoosh on a .Nike

Nike announced the launch of a new digital web3 community called .SWOOSH. The announcement was made on Nike’s corporate blog. Interestingly to those who are in the domain name space, the company is using a domain name from its .Nike branded TLD to host the website: Swoosh.Nike. Unlike .Swoosh, .Nike …

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Merck Hiring Global Web Domain Administrator

Merck, the publicly traded pharmaceutical giant, is looking to hire a Global Web Domain Administrator. The person who is hired for this position will be responsible for managing Merck’s domain names. This is an important role for a large, global company like Merck, which owns thousands of domain names across …

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TurnOn.TV: GoDaddy Relaunches .TV Extension

GoDaddy relaunched the .TV domain extension and created a marketing campaign to promote it. The relaunch was announced yesterday by Nicolai Bezsonoff on the GoDaddy Registry blog. The .TV extension is infamously the ccTLD for the island of Tuvalu, but it has become more synonymous with its generic usage. GoDaddy …

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Acquire.com Acquired for $2 Million

At the end of October, I shared the news that MicroAcquire is going to rebrand as Acquire following the company’s acquisition of Acquire.com. I did not have any other details about the acquisition of this domain name. This afternoon, MicroAcquire CEO Andrew Gazdecki revealed that …

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GoDaddy Cancels KKK.com Expiry Auction

KKK.com is registered at Enom, and the domain name expired in mid-October. As a result of its expiration, KKK.com was automatically sent to an expiry auction at GoDaddy Auctions. By mid-day yesterday, the auction had a high bid of nearly $100,000 with a little over a week until the auction …

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ICANN Job Opening: GDD Services Manager

ICANN posted a job opening on LinkedIn that may be of interest to someone with experience in the domain name industry. ICANN is looking to hire a GDD Services Manager. GDD stands for ICANN’s Global Domain Division. The job is part of the ICANN group that “is responsible for managing …

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Different Ways to Make Money Domain Investing

When it comes to domain investing and domain investors, there are quite a few different business models to make money. Each business model requires a different strategy and different tactics that are often divergent. Choosing a strategy or multiple strategies is an important decision to make, and a domain investor’s …

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Check Archive.org for Historic Pricing

This afternoon while doing some acquisition research and due diligence, I came across a domain name that is for sale. The “for sale” landing page looks somewhat dated, as if it was created quite a long time ago. Within the messaging was the asking price of the domain name along …

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