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Archive News 2020  July

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How to identify the decision maker at a company to sell a domain

Today: The best domain parking companies in 2020 / sold for $60,000 / The benefit of investing into numeric domains / and more… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Want [...] Continue reading


How Global Trends Arising from COVID-19 May Influence Online Brand Protection Strategies

Co-authored by Alban Kwan, CSC East Asia Regional Director and Lan Huang, CSC Domain and Brand Abuse Enforcement Expert. We're in an interregnum where society has paused, and there's no telling how things may turn. In such times of crisis, we are the explorer; exploring the uncharted waters of change, where dangers and [...] Continue reading

Domain Investing

Payfone Acquires and Rebrands

Over a year ago, I tried to buy, but the six figure price of the domain name was beyond what I could spend for it as an investment. I just learned that a New York company called Payfone recently acquired, and the company announced a rebrand to Prove earlier this week: We are [...] Continue reading


#Uniregistry : Updated terms of service for gTLD #domain renewals

Uniregistry has updated its terms of service, and gTLD renewals in particular. The changes affect the post-expiration timeline of gTLD domains at Uniregistry, in line with GoDaddy terms and conditions. Uniregistry is a GoDaddy company. Here’s the notice on the update: To better align with GoDaddy and provide a more consistent customer experience, we are [...] Continue reading

Stolen domain names : The ethics of brokering stolen assets

Domain names have been stolen since the early days of the commercial Internet. The most known case involves the hijacking of, a domain that was “milked” for its traffic, before it was returned via a court order to its registrant. There are thousands of domain names that have been stolen in the 25 years [...] Continue reading

Morgan Linton

From $7,500 to $550,000 – how John Chen pulled off the ultimate flip on Flippa

I’ve always been fascinated by people that buy websites/online businesses on sites like Flippa, apply some serious magic, and flip them for a huge profit. One of the flips I recently learned about that really caught my eye was the sale of, a small online business purchased for $7,500 [...] Continue reading

DomainGang : #Chinese “Google” got $2.1 billion offer from #Tencent

Chinese search engine Sogou, operating from the domain, has received a $2.1 billion dollar offer from China’s giant, Tencent. The proposed transaction, if completed, would result in Sogou becoming a privately-held subsidiary of Tencent, and Sogou would be delisted from the NYSE. Sogou (so Google!) looks and functions like Google, and it’s the second [...] Continue reading

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