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The Sales Roundup, GoDaddy Special: Why Ingles.com Sold for $400,000, and More

Last week, I published my first "GoDaddy Special" edition of The Sales Roundup, from the recent list of GoDaddy-facilitated sales that the company disclosed. In this...

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Is NameCheap Going to Rebrand? This Suggests They Might…

NameCheap has had a great year so far. Recent financial statistics revealed to DomainNameWire show that the registrar has now hit 12 million domain...

Mike Mann Announces $94,888 Sale of LightRock.com

Mike Mann, the founder of DomainMarket.com, has taken to Twitter to announce his latest domain sale. According to Mike's tweet, he has sold the...

Data Driven: Unicorn Upgrades – When Did They Happen? – Part 2

Unicorn companies are privately held startups that have attained a valuation of $1 billion or more. A rare feat that only relatively few companies...

The Sales Roundup, GoDaddy Special: Why VanInsurance.co.uk Sold for $106,769, and More

This past week, GoDaddy disclosed a list of their top 20 domain sales for the month of June 2020. I'm going to be taking...

Chris Evans’ Former Production Company Sells Ginger.com to Company With $120 Million in Funding

If you're a startup that has decided to brand yourself on a generic dictionary word, what is your domain name strategy? For Ginger, the founders...

Giuseppe Graziano Releases the Q3 Liquid Domains Report – $13.36 Million in Escrow.com Sales

Giuseppe Graziano is the founder of GGRG domain brokerage and LMX.com, the liquid domain marketplace. Every quarter, he releases a liquid domain report in...

After $112 Million Funding Round, Stash Acquires Stash.com

On Saturday, I tweeted that there had been some activity on the valuable Stash.com domain after the name moved statuses. It seems like I was right in thinking that the domain name may have been on the move!

Is NameCheap Going to Rebrand? This Suggests They Might…

NameCheap has had a great year so far. Recent financial statistics revealed to DomainNameWire show that the registrar has now hit 12 million domain...

The Sales Roundup: Why BettingTips.com Sold for $150,000 and More

In my Sales Roundup this week, I'm exploring the stories behind five domain sales listed in DNJournal's sales chart from March 4th, 2020, finding out why domains such as Palace.com, BettingTips.com, Gravity.net, RealCraft.com, and Modena.com sold for the prices they did. 

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Top Domains Owned By Brent Oxley (2020 Edition): Broker.com, Document.com, and more

Back in 2002, Brent Oxley founded HostGator whilst studying at Florida Atlantic University. During his decade in charge of HostGator, he built the customer base to over 200,000 clients and employed over 500 members of staff. After selling HostGator to Endurance International Group in 2012 for $300 million, Brent turned to domain names as investments.He has owned and operated services on domains such as Realty.com, Texas.com, RX.com, and Help.com, but today, we're looking at the top domains from Brent's portfolio that he has listed for sale at Oxley.com. Incidentally, if you have a chance, have a look at Brent's full portfolio that he has listed for sale. It's incredible to think that he has amassed this portfolio in the last five years.

After $112 Million Funding Round, Stash Acquires Stash.com

On Saturday, I tweeted that there had been some activity on the valuable Stash.com domain after the name moved statuses. It seems like I was right in thinking that the domain name may have been on the move!

Top 5 Domains Owned by Companies Associated With Garrett Camp: Mix.com, Eco.com, and More…

Garrett Camp is one of the most notable figures of the modern business age. The billionaire Canadian entrepreneur founded StumbleUpon, and more notably, co-founded Uber where the majority of his wealth came from. Since leaving Uber, Garrett has created numerous startups and helped many more through his Expa incubator.This article was inspired by a tweet from Garrett Camp in 2019, in which Camp reeled off a number of supreme domain names of companies he was involved in. Here are some of those domains.

Report: Enemy Eyewear Acquired Enemy.com for Just $43,000

As an end-user, how much would you expect to pay for a premium one-word .COM domain name? In Enemy’s case, it took just $43,000 to acquire Enemy.com.The price of this name was disclosed by Aaron Marino, the founder of the Enemy sunglasses who may be familiar to some readers as YouTube personality Alpha M. Alpha M has amassed over six million subscribers for his channel which is mainly focused on men's fashion, health, and lifestyle.

Meredith Sold the Money (Money.com) Brand for $24.9 Million

Let me start by saying that this isn't listed by Meredith as a pure domain name sale, so it wouldn't be eligible to rank on any domain sales charts. Founded in 1972, Money is a personal finance brand that thrived under the ownership of Time Inc. The brand smartly acquired Money.com in the early Internet era, but it took until 2014 for a dedicated Money.com website to be established.

Is NameCheap Going to Rebrand? This Suggests They Might…

NameCheap has had a great year so far. Recent financial statistics revealed to DomainNameWire show that the registrar has now hit 12 million domain names under management, with an increase of 653,000 names in Q3...

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Cannabis Delivery Company Amuse Launches on Amuse.com

The legal cannabis business is now a multi billion dollar machine. Since the legalization of cannabis in many US states, businesses have popped up to take advantage of interest and demand.

Domain sales based around cannabis have also been rife with names such as Kush.com selling for $500,000, and Extract.com selling for a reported $300,000.

Plato Design Rebrands to Aesthetic, and Aesthetic.com

Browsing through Crunchbase can have some unexpected results. While doing some research for another article, I was looking through a list of recently funded companies when I saw "Aesthetic (formerly Plato Design). What stood out to me was the fact that the company had managed to secure the use of the premium Aesthetic.com domain name.Founded in 2018, Aesthetic started life as Plato Design a name that, according to the company, was expected to be temporary. The name Plato came, as you might expect, from the Greek philosopher and his theory of forms, which inspired Plato Design's founders.

Domain Name Podcasts: What You Should be Listening To

Last month during a DNAcademy Friday night social, Michael Cyger mentioned that he listens to domain industry podcasts on his daily run. I suddenly realized that while I do subscribe to a few podcasts, I could be listening to more of the great domain industry podcasts that have been released.So, I posted a Tweet asking for some recommendations for domain industry podcasts. Here, alongside my own recommendations, are some of the domain-centric podcasts of note to keep you up to date with the latest happenings of the domain industry. Note that these are in no particular order.

Here’s How to Know Whether Your GoDaddy Domains Are Popular

Have you ever wondered just how popular your domain names are? At our disposal, we typically have data from traffic and possibly the number of inquiries received to determine the popularity of your domain. Knowing how popular your domain is may help you to ascertain its value.Did you know that there is another way to gauge the popularity and potential interest in your domain name(s)? This tip will work with any domain names registered to GoDaddy. Other registrars may have similar data available, but I simply know about GoDaddy's offering. That offering is WHOIS count.

Peach.com Domain Sells – Brokered by MarkMonitor

On Monday, the premium domain Peach.com underwent a registrar transfer, moving away from corporate provider MarkMonitor to Dynadot.

Those of you who have visited the Peach.com domain over the past couple of years will no doubt be aware that the name has been up for sale for quite a while. A blog post from Jamie Zoch of DotWeekly indicates the name has been for sale since 2018.

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Is NameCheap Going to Rebrand? This Suggests They Might…

NameCheap has had a great year so far. Recent financial statistics revealed to DomainNameWire show that the registrar has now hit 12 million domain names...

Mike Mann Announces $94,888 Sale of LightRock.com

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Unicorn companies are privately held startups that have attained a valuation of $1 billion or more. A rare feat that only relatively few companies have...

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This past week, GoDaddy disclosed a list of their top 20 domain sales for the month of June 2020. I'm going to be taking a...

Chris Evans’ Former Production Company Sells Ginger.com to Company With $120 Million in Funding

If you're a startup that has decided to brand yourself on a generic dictionary word, what is your domain name strategy? For Ginger, the founders decided...

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Over the last six months, I've reduced my social media usage significantly, but over the weekend I did see a thought-provoking tweet from NameCorp founder,...