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Archive News 2020  September

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The strategy of high backlinks for parking

Today: sold for $9,050 / Buying 4L .COMS – Show Me What Ya Got! – Total Budget: $10,000.00 / What a top level domain name is / and more… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: [...] Continue reading


3-Letter .Com Changes Hands for $720,000 in the Biggest Domain Sale Reported So Far This Year

After six months at the top of the 2020 Top 100 Domain Sales Chart, has been replaced by a new King of the Hill. [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

Wholesale .cloud renewal price to double

Clouds are rising. Registrants of .cloud domain names are in for a surprise when it’s time to renew them. The registry behind .cloud just notified its registrar partners that it is doubling the wholesale price of renewals from $7.50 to $15.00 beginning April 1, 2021. Registrars typically add a markup to the wholesale price. [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

MMX revenue drops in first half but quality improves

One-off sales go to nearly zero in the first half of 2020. Domain name registry company MMX (London AIM: MMX) reported earnings for the first half of 2020. Revenue and profit were down compared to the first half of 2019, but the makeup of the revenue seemed to improve. Gross revenue came in at [...] Continue reading


Will you shut up, man? Trump takedown domain on sale for ridiculous fee

Proving once again that there’s no neologism or emergent catchphrase that won’t be registered as a .com, a domainer has put on sale in the wake of last night’s ludicrous US Presidential debate. The line “Will you shut up, man?” was uttered by in exasperation by Democrat candidate Joe Biden midway through the debate, [...] Continue reading


It Started With A Simple Email

On Sept 22, 2007 Joe Gebbia sent this short email to Brian Chesky about how they might make a few dollars to help with the rent. Brian, I thought of a way to make a few bucks - turning our place into ‘designers bed and breakfast’ - offering young [...] Continue reading

Morgan Linton

I’m thinking more seriously about moving from WordPress to Ghost

I’ve been following a new blogging platform that’s been really rocking over the last few years, it’s called Ghost, and I wrote more about it in this post on Sunday. While the platform launched in 2013 it really starting seeing meteoric growth over the last few years. Ghost has a pretty [...] Continue reading

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