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Archive News 2011  March

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Providers Step Up for Users Upset Over GoDaddy CEO’s Elephant Hunt

GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons recently posted videos of himself killing an elephant and a leopard while in Zimbabwe. The fallout over the last two days has continued to grow, with many customers upset and some even talking about boycotting the company. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has closed their account [...] Continue reading


Registries Waiving Auto-Renew Fees for Japan Residents

In the wake of the horrific earthquake and tsunami the Japanese people endured, Domain Registries are doing their part in what they call a "small gesture to alleviate some of the suffering in Japan". Because the recent disasters have left many domain registrants without the ability to renew their domain names, many registries [...] Continue reading

Domainer Pro

Easy Money with Proper Name Domains

I’ve had good luck selling “proper name” domain names, by which I mean common names like,, etc. I buy these at auction for the minimum bid (usually around $60), and I’ve sold some for several hundred dollars. I just sold for $200. The buyer was – you guessed it – Matt [...] Continue reading


The Lowdown on a Sedo Charity Auction,, &

In today's Lowdown, I'll tell you about a special charity auction that gets underway Thursday on, Rick Latona's decision to move his auctions from to Sedo, a new feature story about a big advance in domain management & a new interview in which I covered some topics I haven't talked about before. [...] Continue reading


BIG Week for Domain Sales Led By Castello Brothers 6-Figure Sale + 3 More at That Level

Action in the domain aftermarket has been a bit slower than expected in the opening quarter of 2011, but a lot of catching up was done over the past seven days. In fact, four of the year's 10 biggest sales were logged since last week's report as the market served up its best performance of [...] Continue reading

Product Domains

Recent Product Domain Name Sales

The following product domain names were recently sold via Sedo and Afternic:    $190,000     $9,790     $8,000     $6,800     $6,750    $6,500     $6,000     $5,500     $4,500    $3,900     $3,500     $2,810     $2,222     $1,639    $1,200 [...] Continue reading


5 Years of Painstaking Development Produces New Standard in Domain Management

ParkLogic Founder Michael Gilmour quietly accumulated a half million domains under management through personal contacts and word of mouth recommendations. His clients have been rewarded with a remarkably advanced system that has now morphed into a phenomenal all purpose domain management platform. [...] Continue reading

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