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Domain Shane


A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 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

Domain Investing

When Selling a Domain Name to a Startup, Ask for An Option to Invest

I think a dream scenario for a domain investor is selling a domain name to a startup, getting some equity in that startup as part of the deal, having that company turn into a billion dollar unicorn, and selling the stock for many millions of dollars. This doesn’t happen very often. For the vast majority [...] Continue reading

Rick Schwartz’s Asheville Meetup – Who is going…

Rick Schwartz is having a domain investor meetup at Asheville. See here details of the event and who is going to the “1st Annual Asheville Professional Domain Investors Meetup & Family Outing“. Date and Time: Thu, Aug 1, 2019, 7:00 PM – Sat, Aug 3, 2019, 11:30 PM EDT Location: Grove Park Inn at Sammons [...] Continue reading

Domain Shane

Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday May 31st, 2019

Tomorrow I give a commencement speech for a local high school and I must admit, its the first speech I’ve been nervous about in a few years.  I don’t really get nervous anymore because I do a live television show every week and have spoken to crowds of 1000 in the past.  Speaking is [...] Continue reading


New gTLDs slip again in Q1

The number of domains registered in new gTLDs slipped again in the first quarter, but it was not as bad as it could have been. Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief, out today, reports that new gTLD domains dropped by 800,000 sequentially to end March at a round 23.0 million. It could have been worse. [...] Continue reading


Second-level .au domains ARE coming soon

Australian ccTLD manager auDA has given itself approval to start selling .au domains at the second level for the first time. auDA said today that it plans to lift its third-level-only rule in the fourth quarter this year. The date of October 1 has been penciled in, but auDA said it will release more details [...] Continue reading

Global Domain Names Pass 350 Million in First Quarter: Verisign

Domain name registrations continue to grow around the world, growing by 18.0 million or 5.4% in the year to the end of March 2019 and 3.1 million or 0.9% for the quarter, taking total domain name registrations to 351.8 million across all top-level domains, according to the latest Domain Name [...] Continue reading

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