Monday , October 18 2021

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Create a Plan and Protect Yourself

Ned OMeara shared a post on LinkedIn, and he gave me permission to share it here because the message is important. Domain registrants, and particularly domain investors, need to create a plan to protect their business assets for when they die. Ned shared a story about a client of his …

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Media Options Brokers Sale of Gorillas.com

In September, I noticed that Gorillas.com had a Media Options landing page with a $500,000 asking price. What was interesting to me is that Gorillas.com has been owned by NameFind, the domain name portfolio company owned and operated by GoDaddy. I shared what I noticed on Twitter: Looks like @MediaOptions …

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Coinbase Got CoinbaseNFT.com After Filing UDRP

In a blog post published yesterday afternoon, Coinbase announced that it would soon launch Coinbase NFT. According to the article Coinbase NFT will become “a peer-to-peer marketplace that will make minting, purchasing, showcasing, and discovering NFTs easier than ever.” My guess is that Coinbase NFT will be found within the …

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Merlin Kauffman Set to Launch Metasaurs NFT

I’ve known Merlin Kauffman for many years and have seen him transition from successful domain investor to startup founder to angel investor. I believe Merlin still owns many domain names, and he continues to actively buy domain names. Although I am not involved in the …

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Afternic Beta Opens to All Accounts

Yesterday afternoon, Paul Nicks (GoDaddy VP and GM of the Aftermarket) announced that the Afternic beta website is now open to all Afternic customers: Hey all, @afternic beta is now open to all accounts, just login and click the “Try Afternic 2.0 Beta” banner. Previously we limited to only smaller …

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Meta.so Sold for $149,000 | DomainInvesting.com

Early this morning, I saw a tweet from Kukuh Laksana announcing the sale of Meta.so for $149,000: Meta•so sells for $149,000 @hypernames Congrats Nikul!🤯 #dotso https://t.co/GYADjkfAso — Kukuh Laksana (@kwkuh) October 5, 2021 The seller of Meta.so, Nikul Sanghvi, confirmed the sale in a subsequent tweet. Nikul also provided additional …

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“Today is a good day to have a website.”

You’ve probably heard the news that Facebook has been down for most of the day. Instagram, too. For those people who operate businesses exclusively on those social media websites, today was a very bad day. While Facebook appears to be slowly returning online, one LinkedIn …

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GIVN.com UDRP Complaint Denied | DomainInvesting.com

GIVN.com was the subject a UDRP filing at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The decision was published today, and the panelist, Robert A. Badgley, ruled in favor of the domain registrant. The complaint was filed by a company called GIVN Goods, Inc., which operates on GivnWater.com. The domain registrant …

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Tucows Acquihires UNR Registry and Team

According to a morning press release from Tucows, the company has acquired the UNR registry platform and has hired 10 employees from UNR. As you may recalled, UNR is the registry spin-off that Frank Schilling founded and retained when he sold most of his businesses to GoDaddy in 2020. In …

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GoDaddy Hiring Public Relations Manager

GoDaddy posted a job listing for a Public Relations Manager, and a good understanding of the domain name space would be helpful for this particular role. A Public Relations professional working within the domain name industry might be a good fit for this job, as …

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