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Archive News 2020  September

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Domain inquiries: Is being nice a sign of weakness?

It’s been 20 years since my first domain sale took place in the summer of 2000, and boy, do I feel like it was yesterday. Despite not using any type of escrow and receiving a check from overseas in exchange for the domain, that first experience was a smooth event. The reason: I was dealing [...] Continue reading

Domain Shane


A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on September 29, 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


MMX revenue down even as sales rise during pandemic

New gTLD registry MMX saw its revenue dip in the first half of the year, even as the number of domain names it sold increased. The company today reported a net profit after tax of $1.2 million, down from $1.7 million a year ago, on revenue that was down 5% at $8.5 million. But billings [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

Top domain registrars in China, and how to use them in English (updated)

Here’s an updated list of registrars in China, and how you can interact with some of them in English. Based on the “Internet and Domain Industry Report” (Chinese) published in June this year, here’s the updated list of the Top 10 domain registrars in China. Rank Registrar Chinese Domain English? [...] Continue reading

Domain Investing

“One of the Best Domain Name Related Interviews I’ve Seen”

Andrew Rosener and his Domain Sherpa team published a video interview with Microstrategy CEO Michael Saylor. Microstrategy is the publicly traded company that sold for $30 million last year – the largest all-cash domain name sale of all time. Michael is a big believer in the value of domain names, and he previously shared [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

18 end user domain sales including a .Ws (yes, .Ws)

A plant proteins company, a music streaming service, and a bug tracking app bought domain names at Sedo this past week. When is the last time you saw a .ws domain on a sales list? Let alone for thousands of dollars? It happened this week with a sale that almost broke the existing record [...] Continue reading

Sahil Gupta, wanna be thief of Spase .com, falsely reports me on Twitter

Sahil Gupta, wanna be thief of the domain name, falsely reported me on Twitter yesterday. He blocked my account for 12 hours. This is Sahil Gupta’s story of attempting to steal a domain name AND repeatedly being a liar. Sahil Gupta blatantly lied once again, this time on Twitter, just like how he did [...] Continue reading

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