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End user domain sales up to $1.6 million

August 182022

Two dating platforms, a shoe designer and a database company bought domain names. August is vacation month, especially for businesses in Europe. So you can expect Sedo’s sales lists to be a little light this month. I found just nine end user sales on its latest list. Of course, there were many more, but these were just the ones I coul...

.nokia Chinese dot-brand domain

August 82022

Company still has .nokia. Technology company Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has decided it doesn’t want one of the dot-brand top level domains it obtained. The company notified ICANN that it wishes to terminate the contract for .诺基亚, which is the translation of Nokia in Chinese. In its original application, the company stated it wanted the domain ...

.Com prices increase at the end of next month

August 12022

The wholesale cost will increase 7% on September 1. Now would be a good time to renew .com domains in your portfolio that you want to keep. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) will increase the wholesale price for .com domain names from $8.39 to $8.97 on September 1, 2022. With ICANN’s 18-cent fee, the actual price to registrars is $9.15. Registr...

The hidden benefit of renewing your domains early

August 12022

Renewing early could lead to quick domain sales. Yesterday, I wrote about why I renew my domains in batches, well before they need to be renewed. I teased that there’s a hidden benefit to renewing your domains early. Here it is: you might get some immediate sales when you renew your domains. Within days of renewing the domains, I made...

Unstoppable Domains threatens rival Handshake domain name

July 212022

A dispute between blockchain domain name owners is a preview of what’s to come. Blockchain domain name company Unstoppable Domains has threatened to sue a Handshake domain name service for offering registrations under the .wallet Handshake domain name. The company sent a cease & desist letter (PDF) to Gateway.io, a company that acts a...

What are fair commissions for domain transactions?

July 172022

I think it’s 10%-20% depending on the type of sale. You’re excited to get an email saying you sold a domain. Then your next thought is about how you’ll only get 80% of the selling price. There’s been a lot of talk about domain transaction commissions since GoDaddy announced it is acquiring Dan.com. GoDaddy charges considerably higher ...

Auto company has metaverse plans for expensive EV.com domain

July 132022

TEDA acquired EV.com and plans to develop a metaverse for electronic vehicles. A company with offices in Canada and China has big plans after spending a lot of money to acquire the valuable domain name EV.com. TEDA International Auto Group wouldn’t verify the exact price it paid for the domain but told us that it was most recently lis...

WTF Domain? Identity Digital’s latest trends

July 122022

.WTF had a strong month. Identity Digital (formerly Donuts) released its monthly Domain Trends Report, and something will make you say WTF? The .wtf top level domain made it into the company’s top 10 list in June, shooting up to #7. nTLDStats shows there are now over 30,000 .wtf names registered, adding a few thousand during the past ...