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The number 1 reason domain investors use namePros

May 23, 2019DomainingComments Off on The number 1 reason domain investors use namePros
 Domaining Tips: Today: Proxy Bidding vs Last Minute Bidding / So who is the domain investor behind that username or avatar? / IronRuby.net Sold for $4,050 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today! Hotel.repair – This is an interesting hack with the the new .repair gTLD. I […] The post The ...

Guta.com’s Latest Quarterly Report on Premium Domain Sales Provides Insight Into 1Q-2019 Market A…

May 23, 2019DomainingComments Off on Guta.com’s Latest Quarterly Report on Premium Domain Sales Provides Insight Into 1Q-2019 Market A…
 DNJournal: Brokerage firm Guta.com has some interesting sales data in their latest quarterly report. One-word .com dictionary domains are on the rise but some others declined.

International #Mensch Day : In memory of Lonnie Borck

May 23, 2019DomainingComments Off on International #Mensch Day : In memory of Lonnie Borck
 DomainGang.com: Lonnie Borck would have turned 50 yesterday. Sadly, he left us three years ago, and in the days since his family and friends continue to discover new proof of his acts of kindness. Mensch is the Yiddish word describing a person of integrity and honor. It’s the ultimate definition of a person’s goodness on this […] C...

Unstoppable Domains raises $4 million for blockchain domain names

May 23, 2019Domaining, DomainnamewireComments Off on Unstoppable Domains raises $4 million for blockchain domain names

Domains-on-blockchain company gets major funding boost.

Unstoppable Domains logo for company creating blockchain domain names

Unstoppable Domains, a company that is launching domain names on blockchain technology, has raised $4 million in a Series A financing.

Draper Associates led the round. Previous investor Boost VC also participated in the round.

The company has raised $4.7 million to date.

Unstoppable Domains founder Matthew Gould explained the concept in DNW Podcast #224 in February.

The domain names can be used for both payments and websites, although domains that aren’t in ICANN’s root will not resolve for most people.

One benefit the company touts is that a domain name can’t be taken down by the players that typically participating in the domain name system. Hence, the name Unstoppable Domains.

The company is trying to introduce both new extensions and to bring blockchain features to existing extensions.

Unstoppable Domains also wants to apply for .crypto whenever ICANN gets around to opening applications for more top level domains.

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3 Podcasts for domain name investors

May 23, 2019Domaining, DomainnamewireComments Off on 3 Podcasts for domain name investors

Here are three interviews with domain investors that will teach you a lot.

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I interview many types of people on the DNW Podcast: domain investors, end users, service providers, domain developers, etc. Here are three podcasts that will help domain name investors that are trying to learn from others:

Logan Flatt – Logan has a background in finance and takes a very analytical approach to domain investing. He runs strict financials against the portfolio and treats it like an investment class. On the podcast, Logan explains how he manages and monitors his portfolio, and how he runs tests to figure out the best way to sell his domains. Listen.

Joshua Schoen – Joshua invests in high-value domain names. He’s fairly new to domain name investing but has acquired some spectacular domains. He explains his approach to buying domain names that aren’t actively for sale. Listen.

Mark Levine – Mark invests in lower-priced domains and sells them at reasonable prices. It’s a volume play that many domain investors try to emulate. He’s not making retirement money but is building a solid annual income. Listen.

If you want to hear some domain development stories, listen to an update with Drew Wash, who tried to build three exact match domains into businesses generating $25k/month in recurring revenue within a year.

On Tuesday I’ll release an update with Peter Askew. He talks about his recent article about selling onions that went viral and how much traffic and sales it sent to his sites. He also talks about the “failure” of his call tracking business that he discussed on episode #163. It failed but he turned it into a six-figure domain sale.

Thanks for listening.

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StevieWonder .com : Dropped #domain auction ends in four figures

May 23, 2019DomainingComments Off on StevieWonder .com : Dropped #domain auction ends in four figures
 DomainGang.com: As we wrote about, StevieWonder.com expired, dropped and was caught by DropCatch. The domain has been under the management of specialty registrar, Com Laude, in recent years, presumably to protect certain trademarks and copyrights of world renowned artist, Stevie Wonder. StevieWonder.com was heavily bid on, attracting 57 bids from 22...

Leaving dot .KW : Future Media Architects drops more #domains

May 23, 2019DomainingComments Off on Leaving dot .KW : Future Media Architects drops more #domains
 DomainGang.com: Future Media Architects, under new management, has been dropping its .KW domain names for several months now. The Kuwaiti company went under a corporate restructure following an internal shuffle; and Uniregistry (Uni Market) remains its sole point of domain sales. Regarding the drop of its Kuwaiti domain portfolio, an explanation wou...

Unstoppable Domains raises $4 million for blockchain domain names

May 23, 2019DomainingComments Off on Unstoppable Domains raises $4 million for blockchain domain names
 Domain Name Wire: Domains-on-blockchain company gets major funding boost. Unstoppable Domains, a company that is launching domain names on blockchain technology, has raised $4 million in a Series A financing. Draper Associates led the round. Previous investor Boost VC also participated in the round. The company has raised $4.7 million to date. Unstopp...

Do you want more funding for your startup? Get a .com domain name!

May 23, 2019DomainingComments Off on Do you want more funding for your startup? Get a .com domain name!
 OnlineDomain.com: People are looking for real numbers regarding domain names so here they are! This is proof based on real business numbers. Do you want more funding for your startup? Get a .com domain name! Simple as that! John Matson and CENTR did an analysis based on data from www.crunchbase.com: ccTLD Choice for Startup Businesses: 2018 … Th...

AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 22, 2019

May 23, 2019DomainingComments Off on AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 22, 2019
 DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 22, 2019. 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 the price was when the domain auc...