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Archive News 2019  February
  


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Whats Your Name

.DEV domains are now available

The GA date is finally here, and you can now register a .DEV domain for your website. .DEV is the latest extension from the Google Registry, joining the likes of .APP and .PAGE. Like other domains from the Google Registry, .DEV requires an SSL certificate before websites associated with it will resolve. Once HTTPS has [...] Continue reading


Domain Name Wire

Cover.com buys Cover.ca and 15 other end user domain sales

The company that paid $825,000 for Cover.com just bought Cover.ca for $10,000. This week’s top public sale at Sedo was a new top level domain: buy.game for $29,999. I can’t figure out the buyer but it’s worth noting that buy.gameS was also purchased recently, suggesting that someone is getting ready to start a games [...] Continue reading


Domain Name Wire

Nominet opens Washington D.C. office, plans to hire 30

North America business will focus on security. Nominet is opening a U.S. office for its cyber security services. Nominet, the company that runs the .uk domain name registry, has opened a U.S. office in Washington, D.C. The office is currently stationed in a WeWork location, but Nominet CEO Russell Haworth told the Washington Business Journal [...] Continue reading


Domain Investing

Poll: Should Weight Watchers Have Rebranded to WW?

In July of last year, I speculated that Weight Watchers may have bought the valuable WW.com domain name. I assumed they might use it as a shortener for their brand. In September, I wrote about the news that Weight Watchers was rebranding as WW. Perhaps the company wanted to move away from its branding to [...] Continue reading


NamePros

Gem.com Moves Into Escrow in a Deal Likely Worth 7 Figures

The domain name Gem.com has moved into Escrow.com's holding account today, signaling that a deal involving this three-letter .COM domain has been agreed. Registered in 1992, Gem.com has been owned by the Roglenn Inc since at least the late 1990s, based on archival copies of the domain's website. Roglenn, who used the name Gemini [...] Continue reading


Rick Schwartz

In Business, you have to Play Offense as well as Defense!

Morning Folks!! So how can you tell a company is going to go out of business when they are barely in business? Pretty simple for me. It’s football. And in football you have an offense and a defense. You need both to win games. In business, your offense is sales and marketing. Companies that minimize [...] Continue reading


Domain Shane

Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday February 28th, 2019

If I had to pick one tool I would 100% take DomainIQ (although I would buy Namebio under the table) .  I couldn’t do my job without it.   I’m not getting paid to say this I just use it every day and that’s what I do here.  Talk about what I use.  I [...] Continue reading




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