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Archive News 2016  August

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Internet sales tax : A serious threat to the domain investor community?

Republican Congressman, Bob Goodlatte, is currently introducing a bill enabling sales taxation on the Internet. In 1997, the federal government decided to limit taxation of Internet activity for a period of time. According to Wikipedia: The Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) prohibits taxes on Internet access, which is defined as a service that allows users access [...] Continue reading


Fashion Metric embraces latest burkini popularity with new clothing line

Fashion Metric, the brain child of domain investor and entrepreneur, Morgan Linton, is expanding its manufacturing with a new clothing line. Inspired by the latest popularity of burkini in France, Fashion Metric’s unique and patented sizing algorithms will now embrace this untapped market. “We’re always looking for fresh fashion metrics among the global population, and [...] Continue reading

Domain Shane


A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 30, 2016.  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


DomainTools Employee Spotlight – Josh Hou

Back in March, I was honored to write my first employee spotlight (which brought our own Timothy Crosley into the limelight, pun intended). Now, it is my distinct pleasure to share some important information about our one and only Josh Hou. Not only is Josh an outstanding member of our back-end engineering team, he is [...] Continue reading


With 2016 CIRA Board Election Underway Industry Veteran Frank Michlick Deserves Your Support

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), who administers Canada's .CA ccTLD is currently holding their 2016 Board of Directors election. Industry veteran Frank Michlick is especially well qualified for a board seat but he needs your support to represent our community. [...] Continue reading

The Frager Factor

Mo’ Growth Mo’ Problems: What They Don’t Tell You About Leading a Fast-Growing Company

Domain Name Wire

Former GoDaddy counsel Christine Jones likely headed to Washington

Race hasn’t been called, but Jones leads with all precincts reporting. It looks like former GoDaddy chief counsel and EVP Christine Jones is headed to Washington. Jones narrowly defeated Andy Biggs in the Republican primary for U.S. Representative District 5 in Arizona yesterday. Jones took 30% of the vote in the four-way race; Biggs had [...] Continue reading

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