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Whats Your Name

The August 2020 promo code is versatile and fresh

We’re more than halfway through the year and in the hight of summer here in Denver, CO. We’re also back with another helpful code that will save you money on your .com and .net registrations for the month of August. Use the promo code BASIL August 1-31 to renew your .com domains for $10.99 and [...] Continue reading

Most abused domain extensions and registrars in botnets

Spamhaus issued its botnet threat update for Q2 2020. “The pandemic certainly didn’t put the brakes on botnet operators in Q2 2020. Unfortunately, they were back in full swing, with a 77% surge in the number of botnet Command & Controllers (C&Cs) tracked and listed by the research team.” Here is what the Spamhaus report [...] Continue reading

Domain Investing

Don’t Email Trademark Domain Names for Sale

Chalk this one up to something that should be common sense, but I received an email solicitation this morning that made me think it serve some good to share my thoughts. Buying domain names with common trademarks is a bad idea. Sending out email solicitations trying to sell these domain names is an even worse [...] Continue reading

Domain Shane


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

Domain Name Wire

Wholly Moly! There are lessons in this domain name.

A Chinese company brand based on an English phrase. This Chinese company brand is a play on an English phrase. I was reading Chinese venture capital news recently when a company caught my attention. I was attracted to the name because it is written in English and, more importantly, the name is unusual. Wholly Moly [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

For, Q2 was a tale of two businesses

As domains tanked, other products filled the gap. The second quarter of 2020 was a dismal one for domain sales at Volume dropped from $85.8 million in Q1 to just $55.2 million in Q2. That’s the lowest number since 2018. Covid-19 pummeled the domain aftermarket. Which is why I was initially confused when [...] Continue reading

Domain Shane

Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday July 31st, 2020

Out of college I was in between jobs and took a job at Babbages. Some of you may have remembered Babbages. It was THE video game store. I took a job as assistant manager in one of the busiest malls in the US, Woodfield Mall. I took the job during Christmas [...] Continue reading

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