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Does a domain sell for more if it’s expiring?

August 15, 2018DomainingComments Off on Does a domain sell for more if it’s expiring?
 MorganLinton.com: It’s a question I’ve had many times and I don’t think anyone has put together the data (or even could) to answer it. Would the same domain name sell for more in an expired domain auction vs a regular domain auction? My thinking is, yes – expired domains sell for more. This afternoon, Josh Reason […]

Two 6-Figure Sales Totaling $835,000 and One of Year’s 3 Biggest ccTLD Sales Top This Week’s Chart

August 15, 2018DomainingComments Off on Two 6-Figure Sales Totaling $835,000 and One of Year’s 3 Biggest ccTLD Sales Top This Week’s Chart
 DNJournal: Another interesting week for domain sales highlighted by a couple of 6-figure .com heavyweights and one of the year's three biggest ccTLD sales.

Namecheap hits $109.1 million revenue in 2017

August 15, 2018Domaining, DomainnamewireComments Off on Namecheap hits $109.1 million revenue in 2017

One of the largest domain name registrars crossed the 9 figure mark in 2017.

Domain name registrar Namecheap has been a big domain name registrar for a long time but didn’t always show up on top registrar lists because it was an Enom reseller.

Now that it has pulled most of its domains onto its own registrar accreditation, the company’s size has become apparent. It’s among the top five largest domain name registrars for .com domain names.

In 2015, Namecheap had revenue of $76 million and three-year growth of 117%. It fell off the Inc 5000 in 2017, but is back for the 2018 list. Its 2017 revenue was $109.1 million. That’s up 78% over three years, and up 44% from 2015.

According to the company’s Inc 5000 listing, it employees 950 people.

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.Club posts $7.2 million revenue, lands on Inc 5000

August 15, 2018Domaining, DomainnamewireComments Off on .Club posts $7.2 million revenue, lands on Inc 5000

Revenue more than quadrupled from 2014 to 2017.

New top level domain name registry .CLUB Domains has landed at #1164 on the newly released Inc 5000 for 2018. The list is ranked based on three-year revenue growth.

The company had $7.2 million revenue in 2017, up 419% over 3-years. It launched its domain name in early 2014.

This is the first look we’ve had at .Club’s financials in a while. .Club CEO Colin Campbell previously discussed the group’s 2015 financials with DomainName Wire. In that year it had about $7.0 million in bookings, but that excludes any sort of revenue recognition so it’s not necessarily comparable.

Whois API remained on the list for a second year, coming in at #651 with $2.7 million in revenue and 775% three-year growth. It will be interesting to see what happens with this company in the age of GDPR.

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Gumwand Inc. files lawsuit to get Gumwand.com domain name

August 15, 2018Domaining, DomainnamewireComments Off on Gumwand Inc. files lawsuit to get Gumwand.com domain name

Gum removal company continues to chase elusive domain name.

The company that makes the Gumwand is suing to get Gumwand.com. Photo from Gumwand.net

Gumwand Inc, a company that sells tools to remove gum from flooring and public spaces, has filed a lawsuit (pdf) in Federal District Court in Virginia to get the domain name Gumwand.com.

The company uses Gumwand.net and has been trying to get Gumwand.com for years. It originally sued the owner of Gumwand.com in 2015 in New York. The court issued a default judgment in 2017, demanding that the domain name be transferred to Gumwand Inc.

But Gumwand Inc. has had trouble getting the domain transferred. The original defendant has changed its name several times, according to the company.

It filed a case with National Arbitration Forum this summer. The Forum denied the complaint but the decision hasn’t been published yet.

So now Gumwand is doing what it probably should have done in the beginning: file a case in the Eastern District of Virginia, where .com registry Verisign is located. It filed an in rem case there on August 9. If the court enters a default judgment, it can order Verisign to transfer the domain name.

One thing perplexing about this case is that Gumwand.com was registered before Gumwand.net. It may be that the creator of the device announced the product without registering the domain name. It will be interesting to read the UDRP decision to see if it explains the order of events.

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Espresso.net closes at $10,001 in a battle between two bidders

August 15, 2018DomainingComments Off on Espresso.net closes at $10,001 in a battle between two bidders
 TLDInvestors.com: As I mentioned earlier today I started tracking GoDaddy public auctions lately. I had another domainer ask why they didn’t seem to do as well as expired auctions. (People would rather donate to GoDaddy than another domainer?). In talking with Michael Sumner he explained that Namebio has not tracked GoDaddy public auctions, no r...

How a single Whois complaint got this registrar shitcanned

August 15, 2018DomainingComments Off on How a single Whois complaint got this registrar shitcanned
 DomainIncite.com: A British registrar has had its ICANN contract terminated after a lengthy, unprecedented fight instigated by a single complaint about the accuracy of a single domain’s Whois. Astutium, based in London and with about 5,000 gTLD domains under management, finally lost its right to sell gTLD domains last week, after an angry battle...

QC .com : Two letter .com #domain heads over to #China

August 15, 2018DomainingComments Off on QC .com : Two letter .com #domain heads over to #China
 DomainGang.com: Two letter .com domains are the cream of the crop of any acquisition. Domain investor, George Kirikos, announced that QC.com has changed hands, and it’s now under Chinese control. QC is a great letter combination, as it’s a common abbreviation for “quality control” in products. That’s a hint of an oxymor...

Liquid domains market: GDPR cools down Escrow.com reported sales

August 15, 2018DomainingComments Off on Liquid domains market: GDPR cools down Escrow.com reported sales
 OnlineDomain.com: GDPR COOLS DOWN REPORTED SALES: As GDPR takes effect, Escrow.com reports the lowest volume of sales since the start of LXDO. GGRG Brokerage Consulting and Giuseppe Graziano published the 2nd quarter of 2018 Liquid Domains Market Overview partnering with Escrow.com and Estibot’s parent company Intelium and ShortNames.com. This report ...

#BugNerds .com : Expired, misconfigured #domain or advertising genius?

August 15, 2018DomainingComments Off on #BugNerds .com : Expired, misconfigured #domain or advertising genius?
 DomainGang.com: We often come across domain names “in the wild” that fall into two main categories: .com and all the rest. When such domain names are emblazoned onto vehicles, we make sure that we’re stationary before taking a photo – safety comes first! In a recent encounter, we came across the domain BugNerds.com. Registere...