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Domain Shane


A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 6, 2021. 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 [...] Continue reading

Morgan Linton

How to buy NFTs on OpenSea using MetaMask

So…I’ve seen a lot of confusion lately from people who are new to crypto and are trying to buy NFTs on marketplaces like OpenSea. Sometimes I forget that I’ve been sending BTC, ETH and a range of other cryptos around for so long that there is a bit of a [...] Continue reading


Who won the bidding of the recent UNR TLD auction?

Frank Schilling’s Uni Naming & Registry (UNR) held the biggest no reserve auction of TLDs in a while, with 23 gTLDs on the chopping block at once. The registration and qualification process lasted several weeks and the final auction took place from April 28th-30th. According to UNR, more than 250 businesses and individuals signed up [...] Continue reading

Sahil Gupta, world class idiot, fails to steal the domain Spase .com for a 3rd time!

Sahil Gupta, world class idiot, tried to steal the domain name Spase .com for the 3rd time and again failed miserably even though the owner did not respond to the UDRP. He first filed for a Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) for the domain name at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).  [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

Tucows reports earnings and domain business growth

Revenue nudges upward as focus on profit pays off. Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) reported first-quarter results (pdf) after the market closed yesterday. The company’s headline financials are a bit convoluted because it sold its mobile business to DISH last year in an earnout deal. Taking out mobile, revenue for the rest of the business was [...] Continue reading

Domain Investing

GoDaddy CEO Discusses Aftermarket on Fox Business

It’s always exciting when the domain name aftermarket and domain investing gets a mention in a non-tech news publication. GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani made an appearance on Fox Business yesterday to discuss the company’s first quarter results. What caught my attention was that Mr. Bhutani spoke about the growth of the domain name secondary market [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

Spase, Inc. loses cybersquatting dispute for a THIRD time

Company tries a third UDRP venue to no avail. If at first you are found to try reverse domain name hijacking, try, try again. The entrepreneur who operates a 3D modeling company at has failed for a third time to upgrade his domain to through UDRP. Mrs Jello LLC registered the domain [...] Continue reading

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