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Archive News 2019  January

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Morgan Linton

Here’s some “interesting” data about how many .COM domains are unused

A friend of mine sent me a text with an article from a company called Singapore Data Company that put together an interesting little report about unused .COM domains. It seems like the person who wrote the article has no idea that people are buying and selling domain names and have been for years judging [...] Continue reading


Domain Holders Urged to Ensure Their Domains Are Ready for ‘DNS Flag Day’

Domain holders need to test their sites for 'DNS Flag Day' which will kick off on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Kurt Mackie reports in Redmond: "DNS providers will start to release new software updates that will stop supporting the old workarounds that currently exist for the DNS resolution process in some implementations. The old workarounds [...] Continue reading


Who got a deal and who overpaid at the NamesCon live auction?

Now that there has been a bit of time to digest the sales data from the NamesCon live auction, what names did you think were a bargain and which did you think the buyer overpaid? I think was probably the best buy along with I think stop is very versatile and smart drugs [...] Continue reading

The Frager Factor

Pot Stock Update: My $19 Recommendation Now $50; My $3 Recommendation Now $6


China, Russia Posing More Aligned Cyberattack Threats to the US, Says Chief of National Intelligence

Dan Coats, Director of US National Intelligence warns China and Russia are increasingly using cyber operations to steal information, influence citizens and to disrupt critical infrastructure. Reuter's Patricia Zengerle and Doina Chiacu report: "China and Russia pose the biggest risks to the United States, and are more aligned than they have been in decades as [...] Continue reading


Photos & Highlights From the Final Two Days at the NamesCon Global 2019 Conference in Las Vegas

DNJournal has photos and highlights from the sprint to the finish over the final two days of the domain business world's biggest annual event. [...] Continue reading

Domain Shane


A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on January 30, 2019. 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

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