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Archive News 2018  December
  


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Domain Name Wire

Registry websites for former FFM top level domains are all down

Registry sites with contact information have gone dark. The registry websites for top level domain names that were formerly owned by Famous Four Media are all down. Famous Four Media’s domains are now part of a portfolio owned by Global Registry Services (GRS) Ltd after some sort of investor revolt, as outlined at Domain Incite. [...] Continue reading


CircleID

IoT in Africa: Urgent Regulation Required

Globally, people are connecting more and more "things" to the Internet. Devices that were traditionally offline or dumb like refrigerators, cars, watches, home cameras, air condition, door locks, agriculture monitoring devices, etcetera, are now being connected to the Internet. This is referred to as the "Internet of Things" (IoT). Using sensors, IoT devices collect data [...] Continue reading


Domain Investing

Neighbor.com Acquired by Neighbor

In April of this year, I submitted an offer to buy Neighbor.com. At the time I made my offer, Neighbor.com was forwarding to the LunchBots.com. LunchBots are neat, stainless-steel food storage containers that are particularly helpful for sending lunch to school with children. The founder of LunchBots was the registrant of Neighbor.com, and she was [...] Continue reading


Domain Shane

AUCTION RECAP OF DECEMBER 29, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on December 29, 2018. 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 where [...] Continue reading


NameTalent

Weekly Domain Name Sales Summary Dec 19 – 25, 2018

Reported here is an analysis of NameBio reported domain name sales for the 7 day period Dec 19 to Dec 25, 2018 inclusive. During the week the number of sales per day ranged from 211 to 255. There were 210 or more sales on each of the 7 days in the reporting period.  The highest [...] Continue reading


NameTalent

Weekly Domain Name Sales Summary Dec 12 – 18, 2018

Reported here NameBio listed domain name sales for the 7 day period Dec 12 to Dec 18, 2018 inclusive. During the past week the number of sales per day ranged from 171 to 256. There were 200 or more sales on 6 of the 7 days in the reporting period.  The highest average daily price [...] Continue reading


DomainPulse.com

.FAN Joins .FANS In A Battle of the New gTLDs

The .fan new gTLD hit general availability on 12 December in a marketplace where fans of sport and other forms of entertainment are well catered for. In the first 24 hours there were, according to nTLDstats, 996 registrations of .fan domain names, taking the total to 1,387. Today there are around 2,050 .fan domain [...] Continue reading




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