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Archive News 2016  October

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Controversial Chinese Cybersecurity Law Gets 3rd Reading

The controversial Chinese cybersecurity law that has been sparking objections amongst foreign governments and business groups reached a step closer to approval today as parliament held the third reading of the draft bill. The draft enables police and other law enforcers to take measures including freezing assets, against overseas individuals or organizations that "attack, intrude, [...] Continue reading

Morgan Linton

Morgan’s Flippa Five: Brandable domains for startups – it’s no secret that .IO has become a major force in the startup world, especially for companies that make things for developers. I could see this being one badass name for a startup in the payment processing space or any API that has something to do with payments, hard to find a [...] Continue reading

.NZ Introduces WHOIS Privacy For Individual Registrants

From today (1 November) individuals registering, or who have registered, a .nz domain name are able to mask their identity and not have their WHOIS details available for public display due to privacy and personal safety concerns the Domain Name Commissioner (DNCL) announced. The change is provisional as there is currently a major review underway [...] Continue reading

Robbie Ferguson

From a $42k website purchase to a deal on Shark Tank:

Today:   Finder’s Fee Agreement / Question regarding pre-appraisals / Buying a regged domain name with private whois / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain news that caught my eye today. [WANTED] – Solar/Energy Domains – Be sure to check your portfolio for one of these. This buyer is ready to invest. Legal [...] Continue reading

Domain Shane


If you haven’t taken the time to check out the DSAD Namejet auction yet, please do.  There is something for everyone in there.  The auction can be found here. A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on October 30, 2016.  If there is an asterisk (*) next [...] Continue reading

Domain Shane

Flippa – A Look Forward:,,, More

Reserve Met and Will Sell – There a bunch of payment startups, and .io domains are loved by many startups. – It’s not a phrase I use often, but bidding is solid. It was previously developed, and has an Alexa rank around 1.0 million. – Other “-ing” sales on Flipa recently include [...] Continue reading

The Frager Factor

Amazon Opening 2,000 Brick & Mortar Grocery Stores Across The US; 5 Mistakes when Ending a Sales Call

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