Friday , February 3 2023

The Rock for Senate?

Could WWE wrestler and box office superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson be gearing up for a political run? According to a post at SFStandard.com two domain names were registered on January 27 indicating such a possibility. The domain names are under privacy so it’s not known if Johnson registered them …

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Check out the 100 oldest .com domain names!

Check out the 100 oldest .com domain names! Posted on 30 January 2023 by NamePros Daily Today: Includ.com sold for $6,488 / The Appraisal of Legendary.gg / Evaluating PasadenaContractors.com / and more… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Appraising Jaact.com – When …

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CentralNic reported record gross revenue of $728 million

CentralNic Group plc (AIM: CNIC) announced its trading update for the full year 2022. Trading Update The Company now expects to report record gross revenue of c.USD 728 million, and net revenue and Adjusted EBITDA1 of at least USD 177 million and USD 85 million respectively for the financial year 2022. These …

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Epik updates: layoffs and technical issues

CEO addresses layoffs and technical issues. I’ve heard more chatter about Epik over the past couple of weeks, and I reached out to Epik CEO Brian Royce for an update. First, I noticed a couple of Epik employees/contractors posting that they’d left the company. Commenting on the layoffs, Royce wrote …

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AUCTION RECAP OF JANUARY 29, 2023 – DSAD

A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on January 29, 2023. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a …

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Fun name-spinner uses AI to suggest domains

The founder of a recently launched name-spinner web site says the AI-based tool has already been used a million times in a month, and I can see why. The site, SmartyNames.com, is reportedly based on the same GPT-3 natural language processing software as the incredibly popular ChatGPT chatbot. Users simply …

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New gTLDs: the next round just got real

It seems ICANN can multi-task, after all. Its board of directors has yet to formally approve the next application round, but staff have started looking for a company to build the application system, regardless. Org has published an RFI (pdf) for potential developers of a “gTLD Application Lifecycle System” that …

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CentralNic revenue grew 77% last year

Company reports strong growth thanks to advertising business. Today, domain name and online advertising rollup CentralNic (AIM: CNIC) provided its first estimate of revenue and earnings for last year. The company expects to report gross revenue of $728 million, up 77% from last year. Organic growth was approximately 60% when …

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Million dollar domain sales – DNW Podcast #422

https://traffic.libsyn.com/domainnamewire/DNW422.mp3Where are last year’s big domain sales now? On today’s show, DNJournal publisher Ron Jackson discuss last year’s big sales. Who bought them? How are they being use? Ron also shares some surprising statistics from last year and thoughts about 2023. Also: Charles Schwab, RDNH down under, ICA, 2023 forecast …

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Ferrari survives carmaker’s dot-brand bloodbath

Fiat Chrysler is to kill off five of its six dot-brand gTLDs, which it has never used. The company has told ICANN it no longer wishes to operate .abarth, .alfaromeo, .fiat, .maserati, and .lancia, four of its car brands. Weirdly, .ferrari, which has also never been used, is not subject …

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CentralNic reports strong 2022

CentralNic grew faster than analysts’ expectations last year, the company said today. The company expects to report EBITDA of “at least” $177 million, up 33%, on revenue up 77% at about $728 million, for 2022. Factoring out acquisitions and currency fluctuations, organic growth is expected to be around 60%. The …

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Sedo LLLL .com auction results topped by TORD.com

Sedo LLLL .com auction results topped by TORD.com Posted by DomainGang on January 30, 2023, at 8:39 am  Sedo held a week-long auction of four letter (LLLL) .com domain names, via its GreatDomains platform. The auction involved 290 domain names with a low reserve of 99 (dollars/Euro/British pounds.) The results …

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