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Brent Oxley’s Latest Buying Spree, Including Sue.com, Confirm.com, and Earthquake.com

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Hostgator founder Brent Oxley already owns a portfolio stuffed with some of the best domain names in existence. From two-letter .COM’s such as VT.com to top tier one-word .COM’s such as Broker.com, Brent has been an active buyer in the past few years.

This morning, I noticed a few new additions to his portfolio that takes him past 160 domains listed for sale at his marketplace, Oxley.com.

Almost 10 Years On, and Fred Wilson’s Domain Advice for Startups is Still True

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On April 28th, 2011, Fred Wilson took to his AVC.com blog to write about finding and buying a domain name. The article produced hundreds of comments and certainly seemed to make an impact among startup founders.

For those who don't know, Fred Wilson is a venture capitalist and partner at Union Square Ventures. Through USV, Fred has made early investments in companies such as Twitter, Coinbase, and Etsy. Described as an "investor who cares," Fred dispenses advice to his readers at AVC.com.

Top 8 Domains Owned by Branded Holding Group

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Branded Holding Group is a company that you may have come across if you've ever done any research into two-letter, or one-word .COM's. Founded by Roland Chemtob, Branded Holding Group is notable for owning some of the best names on the planet. The group looks to have sold some domains including Chief.com and possibly RG.com and Wonder.com, but they still own a vast number of premium names.

Here is my pick for the best names listed as owned by Branded Holding Group.

Leo Radvinsky – Another Venture Capitalist That Loves Domains, Namely Leo.com and LR.com

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In the past, I've featured Paul Graham and Jason Calacanis on this blog. Two famous venture capitalists who recognize the part that domain names play in the success of a startup.

Jason has even acquired his fair share of top domain names. After selling 20.com a couple of years ago, Jason still owns and operates Inside.com - a popular curated newsletter service.

Today, I came across another venture capitalist who owns a couple of incredible domains - Leo Radvinsky.

11 of My Recent Favorite Domain Acquisitions Spotted on Twitter

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If you are an active domain name investor, Twitter is one of the most convenient ways to connect with other domain investors. From new domainers up to seasoned professionals, domaining Twitter has the lot.

When it comes to sales and acquisitions, some investors are more open than others. Recently, there have been a number of acquisitions mentioned on Twitter and I have listed my eleven recent favorites. If you have your own acquisitions you'd like to announce, feel free to leave a comment.

Manor Downgrades from Manor.com to ManorFinancial.com

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This year, I've covered several domain upgrades. Most notably was Stash's upgrade from StashInvest.com to Stash.com and Orchard's upgrade from OrchardHomes.com to Orchard.com. It's a surprise, then, to see a company downgrade.

In 2015, the company Manor (then known as Upside Door) was founded with an aim to help "homeowners maximize and accelerate outcomes related to their homes and associated values." The company has raised a total of $2.7 million in funding and recently announced a partnership with real estate company Xome.

Nothing out of the ordinary there. However, there is when we look at their domain name usage. The company went from Manor.com to ManorFinancial.com, a significant downgrade.