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What is a fair sales commission rate?

I am sure just about everyone is familiar with the sales commission changes coming across all GoDaddy properties, (, Afternic, and Uniregistry). For those not familiar, To simplify commissions, effective Feb. 1, 2023, each marketplace is moving to a 15% commission rate for domain names pointed to Afternic, Dan, or Uniregistry nameservers at the [...] Continue reading

TheDomains sells for $300K

Namebio tweeted out that sold for $300,000. The domain name was brokered by The domain name was registered way back in 1990. Interestingly it sold for the same price as back in 2007 at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Congrats to the seller and broker. The post sells for $300K appeared first on [...] Continue reading

Most Abused TLDs Ranking

Today: sold for $8,600 / Appraising / The Appraisal of / and more… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying with only A, B, C, D, M, R, S, [...] Continue reading

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DomainSherpa Review – Down The Rabbit Hole – January 26, 2023: The Relaunch: AI & Tea Parties

As we say on DomainSherpa - all roads lead to domains. And in the reverse, domains has us venturing "down the rabbit hole" into different topics all the time. This is a tech-adjacent, digital asset, pop-culture, tangent-positive monthly podcast - with some domains stuff thrown into the mix for good measure. In this special [...] Continue reading


Google partners with UN on, and more

Google Registry has landed itself possibly the highest-profile anchor tenant of the new gTLD program to date — the United Nations. Various UN organizations have picked up about 20 premium .day domains and launched redirects to promote the corresponding UN-recognized issue-awareness days that occur throughout the year. For example UNAIDS has registered to raise [...] Continue reading


Guy wants to be ICANN CEO and turn off 1.5 million Iranian domains

With the role of ICANN CEO opening up for applicants following the resignation of Göran Marby in December, the CEO of appears to have thrown his hat in the ring. In an unusual and ambiguous press release, “ CEO Reviews ICANN CEO Opening”, Michael Gargiulo strongly suggests he’s thinking about applying for the gig, [...] Continue reading


ICANN kicks the can on .org price cap defeat

ICANN has deferred action on its recent Independent Review Process defeat over price caps on .org and .info, instead referring the decision to one of its committees. The IRP panel ruled in late December that ICANN broke its own bylaws when it approved the removal of price caps from the .org and .info registry contracts [...] Continue reading

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