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A Quartet of 6-Figure Sales Led by a ccTLD Took Center Stage on This Week’s Sales Chart

The domain aftermarket continues to run at full throttle with impressive sales being posted in all categories. [...] Continue reading


Domain sightings:

Domain sightings are random encounters with domain names, but not on the internet: in real life. Domain names appear “in the wild” on vehicles, street and business signs, along with product packaging. We group these domain sightings into .com sightings, and everything else. This time around we came across a very fun, two word domain, [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

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 [...] Continue reading


Verisign says it needs .web because .com is running out of names

Verisign’s affinity for cognitive dissonance has emerged yet again — it’s now claiming that it needs to be awarded the .web gTLD because it’s running out of .com domains to sell. In legal documents released by ICANN yesterday, Verisign’s lawyers say: “The undisputed evidence is that Verisign needs a TLD like .WEB for growth given [...] Continue reading

Mike Mann sells 14 domains for $578,995 in March

Mike Mann had a very good month in March and that was mainly because of a 6-figure domain sale of a 2-word domain. Mike Mann reported 14 of his domain name sales in March 2021 for a total of $578,995. Reported prices started at $1,888 and went up to $300,000. Mike sold 14 .com domains. [...] Continue reading

Domain Shane


A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on April 13, 2021. 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 reserve.  I’m only showing [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

Bloomberg writes about Nick Lim and Epik

Bloomberg publishes a story about Nick Lim, who sold BitMitigate to Epik.  Bloomberg Businessweek cover Bloomberg has published a profile of Nick Lim, who sold his company BitMitigate to Epik in 2019. Lim has since left Epik but remains a shareholder. He now spends his time helping sites favored by White supremacists and QAnon followers [...] Continue reading

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