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NamesCon 2020 Days 3 & 4: What not to miss!

NamesCon Global 2020, the Domain Economic Forum, continues today at Austin Texas for its 3rd day. The popular domain name conference runs from Wednesday January 29th up to Saturday February 1st, 2020. The NamesCon 2020 domain name auction took place yesterday and 74 domain names were sold for a total of $1,805,150. See here all [...] Continue reading


Day 2 Photos & Highlights From the 2020 NamesCon Global Conference Thursday in Austin Including New GoDaddy CEO’s Embrace of Domain Investors

There were a lot of exciting developments at NamesCon Global Thursday, especially what new GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani had to say about domain investors and developers. [...] Continue reading

Domain Investing Was Reportedly Acquired for $400,000

Sean Markey tweeted a link to the My First Million podcast interview featuring founder Jason Chicola. In the podcast, there was a discussion about the brand naming process and how the company ended up buying for a reported $400,000: @DInvesting @DomainNameWire Hey guys, didn’t see this covered anywhere else—just listened to the My [...] Continue reading

Domain Shane


A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on January 30, 2020. 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

California Attorney General requests information from ICANN about the .org sale

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that the Office of the Attorney General of the State of California (CA-AGO) has requested information from ICANN regarding the proposed transfer of Public Interest Registry (PIR) from the Internet Society (ISOC) to Ethos Capital in order to “analyze the impact to the nonprofit community, [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

Breaking: California Attorney General delays .org sale

Office that oversees California non-profits demands extensive documentation. The California Attorney general has likely delayed approval of the .org sale to Ethos Capital by two months, if not more, after demanding extensive documentation from ICANN. The office supervises charitable organizations in California, where ICANN is based. In a letter to ICANN (pdf), the attorney [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

What I learned from an old Chinese video clip

A branding lesson from China. As a student of the Chinese domain market, I try to take every opportunity to learn. Recently an old video clip of Xiaomi founder Jun LEI surfaced in the domain investor community, so I watched it — with much delight. The video clip embededded below is very short. It [...] Continue reading

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