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  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
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  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
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  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
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  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
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  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
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Booking.com and cybersquatting – DNW Podcast #310

Domain Name Wire - Mon, 11/02/2020 - 16:30

A discussion with a UDRP panelist who also represented Booking.com at the Supreme Court.

One of the best sessions at September’s NamesCon Online was a chat between Zak Muscovitch, general counsel of Internet Commerce Association, and David Bernstein, a partner with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Bernstein was counsel for Booking.com in its trademark fight that went all the way to the Supreme Court. On today’s show, you’ll hear the NamesCon discussion between Muscovitch and Bernstein in which they discuss the implications of the Booking.com case on dictionary word domains. Bernstein is also a prolific UDRP panelist, having decided over 300 cases. He shares some of the more memorable cases he’s decided. (FYI – registration for the next NamesCon Online is now open.)

Also: Big shakeup at MMX, new top level domain launches, scam alert, and Epik update

Sponsor: Dan.com

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Endurance International Group to go private in $3 billion deal

Domain Name Wire - Mon, 11/02/2020 - 15:34

Clearlake Capital to acquire EIGI.

Clearlake Capital Group is acquiring Endurance International Group (NASDAQ: EIGI) in a $3 billion deal (including debt).

The private equity company will pay $9.50 per share, a 64% premium over Friday’s closing price of $5.81.

Endurance International Group is a rollup of web hosting and domain name companies. Its brands include BuyDomains, BlueHost, Hostgator, Domain.com, and Constant Contact, among others.

The company has struggled to integrate its systems and brands over the years and has also suffered under a huge debt load. Its revenue has also struggled to tread water; but in Q3 revenue was up 3% year-over-year.

Share peaked above $20 in 2015. But anyone who bought shares this year will be happy with the result. Shares dipped below $2.00 during the Pandemic panic, and the $9.50 acquisition price represents the highest price the stock has hit since October 2018.

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It’s in: the latest list of which registrars are top in .Com

Domain Name Wire - Mon, 11/02/2020 - 14:37

 

ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers July 2020.

For the second month in a row, Chinese domain name registrar Xin Net has hemorrhaged domains. I suspect some Chinese domain investors are letting their subpar domains go.

Here’s how registrars did in terms of new .com registrations in July:

1. GoDaddy.com* (NYSE: GDDY) 980,072 (1,019,809 in June)
2. Namecheap Inc. 281,870 (276,463)
3. Tucows** (NASDAQ:TCX) 248,333 (261,936)
4. Endurance+ (NASDAQ: EIGI) 200,407 (198,274)
5. Alibaba (HiChina) 193,608 (160,422)
6. Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) 169,345 (159,637)
7. Wix (NASDAQ: WIX) 109,552 (118,685)
8. United Internet^ 71,225 (78,001)
9. Dynadot 61,679
9. NameSilo 57,944 (58,967)

Here’s the leaderboard of the top registrars in terms of total .com registrations under management as of the end of July 2020.

1. GoDaddy* 54,055,970 (53,921,563 in June)
2. Tucows** 12,926,699 (12,911,196)
3. Endurance+ 7,123,142 (7,054,410)
4. Web.com++ 7,035,136 (7,036,119)
5. Namecheap 6,177,045 (6,001,568)
6. Alibaba 5,923,722 (5,877,037)
7. United Internet^ 5,552,903 (5,550,769)
8. Google 3,753,882 (3,653,632)
9. Xin Net Technology Corporation 2,793,597 (3,087,400)
10. GMO 2,249,611 (2,270,872)

Many domain companies have multiple accreditations and I’ve tried to capture the largest ones. See the notes below.

* Includes GoDaddy, Wild West Domains, Uniregistry and 123 Reg
** Includes Tucows, Enom, Ascio and EPAG
+ Includes PDR, Domain.com, FastDomain and Bigrock. There are other Endurance registrars, but these are the biggest.
++ Includes Network Solutions, Register.com, and Crazy Domains/Dreamscape
^ Includes 1&1, PSI, Cronon, United-Domains, Arsys and world4you

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Big shakeup at MMX after accounting investigation

Domain Name Wire - Fri, 10/30/2020 - 15:24

CEO and CFO are out after board investigates company’s finances.

MMX CEO Toby Hall speaking at a domain name event. He has been removed from the company after an accounting investigation.

The Board of top level domain name company MMX (London AIM: MMX) has concluded an investigation into revenue recognization at the company. The casualties include the company’s CEO, CFO, and income statement.

Earlier this month, the board announced it was looking into a contract under which it believed revenue was prematurely recognized. The board issued a statement today:

The Board believes that revenue attached to the specific contract has been incorrectly recognised. As previously announced, cash of $1.125m was received in connection with the specific contract and revenue of $938,000 was recognised in FY-2019. Following its investigation the Board believes that any cash sums initially received pursuant to this contract should have been classified as a deposit against future sales and then recognised as revenue as the Company’s partner made sales to end-users. To date, the Company’s partner has made $201,900 of end-user sales under the contract.

The board also discovered two additional contracts that were incorrectly recognized:

In addition to the above, the investigation has identified two additional contracts entered into in FY-2019 totaling $790,000 where receipts were incorrectly categorised as revenue. These contracts were offset with payment contracts that have been recorded as deferred charges or capital expenditures, thereby impacting earnings. The reversal of these amounts will not impact the cash position of the Company.

The impact on MMX’s financials is as follows:

It’s unclear who the counterparties were on these transactions.

Toby Hall, Chief Executive Officer, and Michael Salazar, Chief Financial Officer, have resigned from the MMX board in the wake of the investigation. They have apparently left the company, too: Tony Farrow has been named interim Chief Executive Officer and Bryan Disher is the interim CFO.

MMX postponed a £3.0m tender offer it planned for November.

 

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NamesCon Online is free for first-timers

Domain Name Wire - Fri, 10/30/2020 - 13:45

Never been before? Conference will give you a free ticket.

NamesCon Online, the online edition of the popular NamesCon conference, is again inviting first-timers to attend its next event for free. Attendees who want to attend for free need to fill out this survey.

Regular tickets are $79, or $59 if you register before the end of November.

The in-person NamesCon event has attracted lots of newcomers in recent years, and this was also the case with the first online version held in September. About half of the people at that event had never attended NamesCon before.

The second virtual version of the event takes place January 27-29.

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Less is more for domain name parking

Domain Name Wire - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 17:30

GoDaddy generates more revenue from parked pages by showing fewer ads.

Ads on a Uniregistry parked page.

How do you optimize revenue for a parked domain name lander?

Less is more, according to GoDaddy.

After acquiring Uniregistry, the company tested Uniregistry landers to optimize revenue performance. It was able to increase revenue by showing fewer ad topics and fewer ads.

Typical domain parking landers require two clicks to visit an advertiser’s website. The first click is on an ad topic. This delivers a second page that has the ads related to the ad topic.

Uniregistry found that overall revenue increased if it decreased the number of ad categories from 10 to 6 and the number of ads on the second page from 12 to 3. (Mobile landers are still showing more ads than desktop, but this might be a test.)

The company attributes some of the lift to showing only the highest paying ads. But I’d also argue this is part of the Paradox of Choice.

GoDaddy also expanded the clickable area of ads and experimented with colors and the call-to-action.

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Dr. Suess goes after Grinches

Domain Name Wire - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 15:18

Company has won 16 cybersquatting disputes in the past year.

He’s coming for his domains.

If you’re the Grinch that infringes on Dr. Suess’ intellectual property, it’s time to retreat to your home in the hills.

Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. just won a cybersquatting dispute against the owner of the domain name grinch.shop.

It’s one of 16 domain disputes the company has won over the past 12 months through UDRP filings at National Arbitration Forum.

Most of the domains it has gone after include its famous Grinch character: SaveTheGrinch .com, ElGrinch .com (for our Spanish-speaking friends), Grinch .store, Grinch.black, Grinch .website, Grinch. live, Grinch .fun, Grinch .store, and Grinchcr .com.

Other wins include GreenEggsandHam .farm, DrSuess .monster, DrSuess .site, Lorax .online, Lorax .care, and Whoville.online.

Prior to October 2019, the company filed only one cybersquatting dispute. It won a dispute for TheCatintheHat.com in 2003.

 

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MarkMonitor parent Clarivate reports earnings

Domain Name Wire - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 15:03

Acquisitions boost top line.

Clarivate (NYSE: CCC), the parent company of brand protection domain name registrar MarkMonitor, reported Q3 earnings this morning.

The company reported stellar growth over the same period of 2019 thanks to two acquisitions.

Q3 revenue came in at $284.4 million, up 17.0% from Q3 of 2019.

But that includes revenue from Decision Resources Group, which Clarivate acquired at the end of February 2020, and Darts-ip, which it acquired in November 2019. And the comparison number omits the revenue from its divested MarkMonitor Brand Protection, Antipiracy, and Antifraud products, which are separate from the brand protection registrar.

Taking out the acquisitions paints a different picture.  Organic subscription revenues increased $7.1 million, or 3.5% on a constant currency basis, compared to the third quarter of 2019, but organic transactional revenues decreased $6.8 million, or 16.2% on a constant currency basis.

The company credits new business and price increases for the subscription revenue increase and blames Covid-19 for the transactional revenue drop.

Clarivate posted a net loss of $37.2 million for the quarter, which it attributes to higher amortization and acquisition-related costs.

Shares in Clarivate are down about 4% at 11 am EDT today, but investors might be forgiving: shares have doubled in price over the past year.

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3-2-1 .Contact

Domain Name Wire - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 13:18

Donuts readies another top level domain for launch.

Donuts, the largest domain registry in terms of number of top level domains, is gearing up to launch the .contact top level domain name.

The company acquired the top level domain name from Jay Westerdal’s Top Level Spectrum, Inc. last year.

Donuts is positioning the domain for many types of users:

As uncertainty grows with connection on social media platforms, there’s more reason than ever to have a personal contact page that an individual can maintain independently of a platform. .Contact is also ideal for freelancers and consultants who want to attract more leads and give clients an easy way to contact them. Plus, businesses of all sizes can benefit from a designated contact page and URL to help customers know their trustworthy channels for communication.

The first two examples fall into the “business card on the web” idea and make sense. For the last example, I’ll be curious to see if businesses decide they need a separate website for their contact page.

.Contact has two things going for it from an investor standpoint.

First, it’s inexpensive; Donuts says the domains cost less than .com. (Of course, it’s up to registrars to set retail prices. Donuts’ own registrar, Name.com, is charging $8.99 for the first year and $10.99 for renewals.)

Second, Donuts is sending almost all domains to the market without premiums. Only about 50 names will have premium prices.

Early Access runs December 2-9 and General Availability begins December 9.

 

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MMX to launch pricey .Forum top level domain name

Domain Name Wire - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 15:28

The company plans to acquire rights .Forum rights from Jay Westerdal.

Top level domain name company MMX (AIM: MMX) has laid out plans for the upcoming launch of the .forum top level domain name.

Sunrise will run from November 16 through December 16 of this year. General availability won’t begin until March 2, 2021.

You’ll need to open up your pocketbook if you wish to start a website on .forum. Wholesale pricing has apparently been set at $1,000 per year, although there will be a first-year promotion for half of the normal price.

The pricing might make sense because this likely isn’t a high volume domain name. Internet forums aren’t as popular as they used to be, but popular forums attract a large crowd. This might be one of those domains that needs a high price to make up for lower volume.

ICANN records show that Jay Westerdal’s Fegistry, LLC is still the owner of this top level domain name. Fegistry, LLC was administratively dissolved by the State of Washington earlier this year for failing to file its annual report. (This is somewhat typical for small businesses, and the business can easily be reinstated.)

The website at nic.forum recently changed from Westerdal’s site to one created by MMX.

I’ve reached out to representatives of MMX and to Jay Westerdal for comment and will update this story when I hear back. Update: MMX said that it is providing RSP services for the Dot Forum launch and intends to become the Registry Operator later in 2021.

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End user rewind: what happened to domains sold a year ago

Domain Name Wire - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 13:08

A look back at what domains sold a year ago and how they’ve been developed.

Every week I post a list of end user domain name sales that took place at Sedo. I review Sedo’s public sales list to see which domains were scooped up by end users and explain who bought them. It’s not always easy to figure out which end users bought domain names, especially before they are developed. You can only tell so much from Whois records and nameservers.

But what about a year later?

I reviewed Sedo’s sales list from the last week of October 2019 to see how many sites were developed and if there were more end user sales to report.

Sedo reported 60 domain sales of $2,000 or more on its 10-27-20 sales list. I identified 13 end user sales when I wrote the report a year ago. Today, I’m able to identify an additional 24 end users. (Some of these domains may have changed hands again since the original report.)

That means that at least half of the domains went to end users.

It’s also interesting to note that 36 of the 60 domains have been developed or forward to a developed site.

Let’s start by reviewing domains that weren’t on the original end user report:

Flexable.com $19,800 – It’s still not developed but Whois shows the owner is Great Portland Estates Services Limited.

Linel.com €7,800 – Mestek Technology, Inc is located in Dallas and DNB says it’s a Control, Electromedical, Measuring & Navigational Instruments Manufacturing company. The domain isn’t developed.

Beitel.com €5,500 – Beitel Group is a real estate investment company.

TAF.se €5,000 – The Athlete’s Foot shoe store bought this domain for its Swedish presence.

PureNectar .com $5,000 – Pure Nectar is a line of CBD products.

Cloud22.com $5,000 – Cloud22 is a WordPress hosting service.

Jongen.com €4,999 – Jongen Bouwpartners is a construction company.

GoSauna.com $4,500 – The domain forwards to a site for Diamond Sauna & Steam.

Heelr.com $4,500 – Surterra Holdings, Inc owns this domain for a hemp oil brand for pets.

Lunella.com €4,359 – Lunella offers a solution for Sleep Apnea diagnosis and treatment.

Lucatis.ch €4,200 – Lucatis is a European and Middle Eastern investment company.

MyBike.be €4,000 – MyBike is a bicycle retailer.

Gr8pay.com $4,010 – It fails the radio test, but GR8PAY is an active online payments company.

W-Sports.com $4,000 – Setanta Sports is listed in Whois as the owner but hasn’t developed the domain.

Sabbar.com $4,000 – Sabbar is a contract worker company.

TheArtExchange.com $3,750 – The site says it offers trading tokenized fine art and art derivatives. It forwards the domain to TheArt.Exchange.

PoliceBox.com $3,177 – HeliMedia Ltd uses this domain for its mobile workforce solution.

Banca.me $3,000 – Banca.me offers consumer loans.

LawButler.com €2,900 – This domain is used to generate leads for a law firm.

Idrica.com – $2,200 Aguas de Valencia provides services to water utilities through this brand.

Wohnzimmer.de €2,000 –  A restaurant by this domain plans to open in November this year. The name is German for “living room”.

FitTour.com $2,000 – FitTour hasn’t launched yet but will be a tour package site.

Anza.ca $2,000  – Anza is the first name of a Realtor who uses this domain for his real estate business.

Dew.co $2,000 – Dew.co is a beauty shop.

 

Here are the domains I identified for my report a year ago. Note that three of the domains have updates.

Goldina.com €11,000 – Richworks International Sdn. Bhd. is a seminar organizer in Malaysia. I’m not sure what this domain is for. Update: the domain is being used for a gold-trading platform called Goldina.

Pernaturam.com €6,250 – Forwards to Pernaturam.de, the website for German company PerNaturam, which produces nutritional supplements for dogs, cats and horses.

Aromar.com $5,980 – Forwards to Aromar.us – a manufacturer and developer of home fragrances including fragrance oils, concentrated air fresheners, tea light candles, incense, oil burners and other home fragrance products.

Corpia.com $4,900 – Corpia is a financial company that uses technology to build a more precise credit risk model to target small to medium-sized businesses in obtaining loans to fund their growth.

HowtoSell.com $5,000 – ClickFunnels acquired the domain name.

Lucatis.ch €4,200 – Forwards to Lucatis.com, the site for global Private Equity Firm Lucatis.

Comtuer.com $3,445 – Forwards to Comtuer.de, the website for Comtuer, which manufactures and installs high-end interior doors.

Tubeo.eu €3,000 – Forwards to Tubeo.fr, a French fiber optic service provider.

Seneque.com €2,900 – Purchased by Journme SA. When I google that name, it pulls up information on Sénèque SA.

Closd.com $2,500 – The buyer is likely the French legal project management platform Closd, which uses the domain Closd.fr. I assume this is pronounced “closed.” Update: Yes, that was the buyer.

Bauprofi24.ch €2,500 – Forwards to Floormatex.ch, a German B2B building materials provider. Bauprofi is German for building professionals. Update: the site no longer resolves.

SB-IT.de €2,500 – Forwards to Schauenburg-Industrietechnik.com, a German industrial engineering firm specializing in molded parts, stamped parts and hose technology. They recently also purchased the .com version of this name, too.

Anza.ca $2,000 – A Remax branded website for a real estate agent named Anza Malik, who is based in the Toronto area.

 

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End user domain name sales up to €32,000

Domain Name Wire - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 21:18

A training company, a small businss app maker, and an IT consultant bought domain names.

Sedo’s top public sale this past week was RCV.com for $53,000. The Whois changed into a domain broker’s account before going private, so it’s possible that an end user funded the transaction.

Here’s a list of end user domain name sales that were recently completed at Sedo. You can view previous lists like this here.

Tourist.de €32,000 – Rotella Management Ltd is creating a new site on this domain.

CKH.org $12,500 – Flippen Group, a training company, offers a training program for educators called Capturing Kids Hearts (CKH).

Dialed.com $10,500 – Dialed gives microbusinesses a business phone number with contact management and marketing capabilities combined in one app.

MEF.fr €5,250 – The domain forwards to edouardfrancois.com, a site for an architecture/design firm that goes by MEF.

SpecialFriends .com £5,000 – Yeah, it’s a sugar daddy site.

Serd.com €2,613 – Fusion Supply SRL is a company in Romania, and DNB shows that it’s in the drug manufacturing business. Serd can be short for a type of drug called a selective estrogen receptor degrader.

Heuf.com $2,600 – Heuf is a water filtration and drinking water management company. It forwards the domain to its site at Heuf.eu.

TrulyMint.com $2,399 – It’s not clear who the end user is, but the buyer has put up a coming soon countdown clock.

Uplix.com €2,350 – WizzMedia is a French web design shop. It appears to be developing Uplix as a new SEO agency.

Pitera.com $2,350 – Piotr Pitera, an IT consultant named Piotr Pitera in Chicago, bought his last name and forwards it to PiotrPitera.com. I wish I could buy my last name for this price!

GandhiFoods.com $2,200 – Gandhi Foods started in the appliances business and then expanded to foods, specifically Indian food products. It forwards the domain to GandhiFood.com.

 

 

 

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Domain appraisal scam now mentions Sedo

Domain Name Wire - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 15:23

If you get one of these emails, just delete it.

Heads up — the ever-evolving domain name appraisal scam now tries to draw on the reputation of Sedo.

The latest iterations of the scam starts with an email sent through (or apparently sent through) GoDaddy’s new Whois contact system. Once the domain name owner responds, the fake domain buyer broker demands that the person purchase an appraisal before they send funds for the domain name. It’s a spin on many classic scams in which people promise to send money to someone, but need them to send a small verification payment to them first.

A DNW reader received one such email that claims it’s a Sedo certified offer. It’s a bit odd that the scammers would name Sedo since Sedo offers its own domain appraisals. And an astute observer will note that a) Sedo and GoDaddy are not partners and b) Sedo is not a retail domain name registrar.

But these emails are not aimed at astute observers who know who all of the domain name companies are.

Here’s the latest follow up email:

From: <support@authorize-incorporated .net>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2020, 19:27
Subject: RE: Someone would like to contact you about your domain.
To:

Hello!

Our offer has been finally verified by SEDO so we can write each other direct now. Since it’s a SEDO certified offer you will be protected during the transaction.

My name is Elizabeth Kristiansen. I work as a broker of International merchants in a merchant provider company – Authorize Inc.(Norwegian Subsidiary). We help our VIP clients to establish a business online (secure domain, develop a web site and establish our payment system). I will help you to finish the sale of your domain.

I represent a buyer – a company from Bergen. They want to use it to drive more traffic to their new web project. Commission of our company is only six percent. It’s paid when you get the money.

They will pay you via the Escrow / Swiss Escrow service. You can be paid via wire, Paypal, check or any other method you prefer.

The buyer offers $60,000 usd.

Do you have a law compliance certificate for Norway? It’s required by his registrar SEDO (partner of GoDaddy) to protect the buyer.

The final sale price will depend on the certificate ($60,000 minimum – if it comes higher they will pay more).

If you don’t have the certificate it’s not a problem. You can order it online.

The certification must be from a source authorized by SEDO and contains a copy in Norwegian.

The certification includes the following:

1. Independent valuation of the market price. It will show your domain name is not overpriced. On the other hand if the valuation comes higher, he will increase the price accordingly. In the domain name industry, there are many appraisal tools that people use to estimate the value of a domain name. My client does not want to risk and doesn’t accept services that use scripts. If you are unsure about some service feel free to ask me.

2. TM and law compliance verification. It proves your domain has no trademark problems. He would like this verification to be included in the appraisal report. It’s not a problem because some companies include the TM verification for free.

3. Copy in Norwegian.

The process is very easy:

1. Go to the certificate agency site and order a certificate. Just submit your domains and let them know you have a buyer with $XX,XXX offer. It will help you to get a better valuation.

If your domain is worth at least $10000, they will send you the payment instructions. If it’s not possible, they won’t send you the instructions. This way you will not lose anything. It’s very convenient and gives you the full protection. Other services charge you upfront even if your domain is not worth spending the appraisal fee, so I don’t recommend them.

2. Send the certificate to me and we will start the sale process. As soon as the buyer receives your certificate they will buy your domain.

If you are new to the certification process, I can help you with the step by step instructions.

To read the review you must have Telegram Messenger installed on your smartphone. To communicate with me online please use Telegram messenger. Here is the invitation link to our Domain Sale Group: https:// t.me/ dnsales

Add me ( @ ElizaSupport ) to your contacts and we will be able to chat in Telegram. If you don’t have Telegram you may install it on your smartphone from Google Play or AppStore.

One of my sellers already sold to this buyer from Oslo. You may read his review at https://t.me/dnsales/1754 Feel free to contact him.

Please respond ASAP. No risk for you to proceed since this is a certified by SEDO domain offer with full proof of funds. If you send the certificate the buyer will have to pay you the same day.

Elizabeth Kristiansen

Vice President

Investor Relations

Drammensveien 149

0277

Oslo, Norway

Authorize Inc. (Norwegian Subsidiary)

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Masterbucks and tax avoidance at center of Epik PayPal controversy

Domain Name Wire - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 17:06

Alternative currency pitched as way to avoid taxes could be behind PayPal’s decision to stop providing services to Epik.

This screenshot from June 2018, captured by the Wayback Machine, shows how Epik pitched Masterbucks as a tax-advantaged way to buy and sell domain names.

After Domain Name Wire wrote about PayPal dropping Epik last week, Mashable writer Matt Binder confirmed with PayPal that the decision had nothing to do with Epik catering to fringe and far-right websites. A source told him the issue is with Epik’s Masterbucks.

Epik subsequently took down a blog post that contained several letters it sent in response to the controversy and removed the main page about Masterbucks on its website. The Masterbucks page was removed between yesterday and today, according to Google cache. A knowledge base article about Masterbucks remains online. [Update: the PayPal letters address works again. The URL for the Masterbucks page epik.com/services/masterbucks, which gave a 404 error earlier, now forwards to a website at Masterbucks.com.]

Given the controversy, it’s worth digging into the Masterbucks concept.

Epik pitched Masterbucks as a sort of alternative currency, but it’s essentially store credit. When Epik customers sell domains, they can receive the funds in Masterbucks. They can then use this store credit to register domains, acquire domains on the aftermarket, and use for other Epik services. They can also send “real” money to Epik to add to their Masterbucks account and withdraw Masterbucks into real currency.

Epik pitched Masterbucks as a tax-efficient way to buy and sell domain names. In a post on NamePros last year, Epik CEO Rob Monster wrote:

Proceeds can be held in the form of in-store-credit until redeemed. Redemption to cash is a taxable event, however trading domains for domains is a like-for-like exchange for which there should be no taxable event. Depending on your jurisdiction, you should consult with your tax advisor, but we have yet to see a challenge.

Monster pitched it as a 1031 exchange.

A 1031 exchange is a common tax move in the U.S. for real estate investors. It works like this: a real estate investor sells a property and has a capital gain. Rather than paying taxes on the capital gain, they can essentially roll that gain into the purchase of another property.

While the concept was previously used for things other than real estate, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in 2017  changed the law to say that 1031 exchanges could only be applied to real estate.

Monster pitched the 1031 exchange value of domain names after this change.

Applying 1031 exchange law to domain names could be a big tax advantage.

Epik customers in the U.S. who used Masterbucks to avoid paying taxes could be in trouble. In October 2018, Monster wrote on Domain Name Wire, “We have folks buying and selling daily, tax-free as 1031 transactions.”

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The domain sales stack – DNW Podcast #309

Domain Name Wire - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 15:30

How Dan.com is building a tech and payments stack for domain name sales.

I’ve always thought of Dan.com as another domain landing page sales platform. But I walked away from my conversation this week with founder Reza Sardeha with a new way to describe it: Dan.com is a technology and payments stack for domain sales. You’ll understand what I mean after listing to this week’s newsletter.

Also: Still no .com price hike, Wines.com dispute, PayPal woes and more.

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NamesCon opens registration for January virtual event

Domain Name Wire - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 16:13

Early bird tickets are now available for online event.

Registration is now open for NamesCon Online 2021.

The virtual event will take place January 27-29, 2021. This is about the same time that the in-person event was scheduled. Like many events, the raging pandemic has pushed the event online.

NamesCon held a virtual event in September that received generally high marks. Some of the benefits of virtual events vs. in-person events are that they are cheaper to attend, it’s easier to visit the sessions, and networking can be more fruitful.

Early bird registration through November 30 is $59, at which point the price will increase to $79.

NamesCon is also accepting session pitches for the event.

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What is a four-initial (4i) domain?

Domain Name Wire - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 13:01

You call them Chips. The Chinese call them…

In my last article, I gave an overview of Benmi, a site that aggregates domain sales data from Chinese marketplaces.

When you visit the site, you may see the term “Four initial COM domain,” as shown in the image below. So, what is a four-initial domain?

In the west, domain investors are familiar with 4L (four-letter) domains. A 4L domain consists of 4 letters taken from the alphabet a to z. Any of the 26 letters can be used. Some examples are DNWE.com and Epik.com.

In China, there is a subcategory within 4L domains called four-initial domains. For simplicity, I just call them 4i domains. These domains can use only 20 letters among the 26 alphabets; the letters excluded are a, e, i, o, u, v.

Such domains are more commonly known in the west as Chip domains for “Chinese Premium”. (The term “chip” was originally invented to refer to 4L domains only, but later was expanded by some investors to include other types such as three letter and even numeric domains.)

In other words, 4i domains are 4L chip domains. They are used as acronyms for Pinyin words. Aeiouv are generally not favored by Chinese investors because of their limited or even impossible use to represent Pinyin words. See “What is special about Chip domains?” for a more detailed discussion.

So, next time you come across “four-initial domains” in Chinese media, just remember Chip.

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PayPal drops Epik, sparking registrar to cry it is being “deplatformed”

Domain Name Wire - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 21:36

PayPal apparently inquired about flows of money through the registrar before terminating services; domain name registrar with controversial customers says it is being deplatformed.

PayPal has discontinued providing services to domain name registrar Epik.

It’s not entirely clear what happened, but Epik has commented on the decision in multi-page letters to PayPal employees, the CEO of PayPal, and a reporter for Bloomberg who apparently asked the company about some of the sites that use its services.

The letters from Epik SVP of Strategy and Communications Rob Davis noted that PayPal informed it:

“PayPal has determined that we will no longer provide our services to you due to service risk. A business decision has been made to no longer process transactions on your behalf…”

PayPal did not allow it to appeal.

Further explanation in the letters suggests that PayPal inquired about the provenance of some of the money flowing through Epik. In a letter to PayPal’s CEO, Davis wrote:

This is before we even address what looks like the intentional and inaccurate classification of our proven business model as a domain registrar, as a possible money laundering operation invoking compartmentalized handling procedures for convenient cover related to the Patriot Act…

Davis mentions that PayPal inquired about offshore numbered accounts, money transmission licenses, Patriot Act certificates, AML, external process flows, and other queries related to cross‐border activities and law enforcement. He called these questions “absolutely absurd, and well outside of any knowledge or experience we have as a domain registrar.”

Epik believes PayPal’s action is actually an attempt to “deplatform” the registrar, which is known for catering to fringe and far-right groups. Among its customers are Gab.com, which came under fire after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, and Alex Jones’ InfoWars, a conspiracy theory site.

In an open letter to PayPal employees, Davis wrote:

It would appear that in a direct effort to silence conservative voices, PayPal has terminated our payment services ‐ just two weeks before a Presidential election. While the concept of technology firms targeting conservative‐owned companies to deplatform, demonetize, and deindex users is not unknown to us, the degree of tyranny and oppression that this particular action represents cannot go unaddressed by the American people. The fact that PayPal would initiate these steps at the exact time major technology firms are being exposed for censorship and being called to Congress is beyond rational thinking. It is like key executives are going out of their way to subject your company to the type of scrutiny that changes organizations forever.

…. With more than 100,000 customers and approximately two million domain names under management, many of our clients also represent leading conservative voices, who together can achieve and influence hundreds of millions of unique visitors each and every month. In the wake of damning evidence about Hunter Biden that threatens to expose elements of the DNC for being overtly anti‐American, PayPal has now seemingly moved into an aggressive phase of delivering brutal consequences for those who stand for truth.

Epik also links to a story about PayPal accidentally asking some sellers for additional information related to their accounts. PayPal said it was a technical error, but Epik links to it by suggesting that the glitch was really a cover for deplatforming.

The registrar also published contact information for many PayPal and GoDaddy executives.

Update: Mashable reports that PayPal confirmed it was confirmed about financial risk. A source told it the issue is with Epik’s “Masterbucks” currency.

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Verisign reports earnings, 10.9 million new .com/.net registrations

Domain Name Wire - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 20:29

Versign reports earnings, including a strong quarter for new registrations.

Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN), the domain name registry for .com and .net domain names, announced third quarter earnings after the market closed today.

Revenue was up 3.1% year-over-year to $318 million. The company’s topline generally moves slowly but should spike next year as it implements a 7% price hike on .com domain names.

Profit increased from $154 million in Q3 2019 to $171 million in Q3 2020, aided by a $24 million income tax benefit. This suggests that profit would have actually decreased without the tax benefit. It will be interesting to see the P&L when it’s published.

The quarter ended with 163.7 million .com and .net domain names under management, up 4% year-over-year, and up by 1.65 million domains quarter-over-quarter. 10.9 million new domains were registered in .com and .net during the quarter. That’s a million more than were registered in Q3 2019.

The total base of .com domain names eclipsed 150 million last month.

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This week’s end user domain name sales

Domain Name Wire - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 15:45

A tattoo ink provider, a law firm, and a Canadian cleaning products company bought domain names.

This week’s end user report is a bit shorter than last week’s long one. Here’s the list of end user domain name sales that just completed at Sedo. You can view previous lists like this here.

ScentCheck.com $5,995 – Taylor Technology Services, a printing company, bought this domain. It’s not clear what it will be for. They produce an assortment of what they refer to as “business identity products” like business cards, stationery, envelopes, presentation folders, custom stamps and more.

QTY.co $5,500 – Cosmic Shovel, a web development company that runs Amazon price tracker camelcamelcamel.

IronRoad .com $5,000 – Depot Drug, a mail-order pharmacy, is affiliated with the health insurer Iron Road Healthcare.

Gaer.it €3,660 – Gaer Società Cooperativa is an Italian electronics retailer.

BigData.info $3,300 – Forwards to BigData.it, the site for an Italian marketing company.

Slimbook.com €3,000 – The buyer appears to be a computer maker called Tuxedo Computers.

Fundamental.in $3,000 – An Indian company, Fundamental Electronics PVT LTD, bought this domain. It manufactures electronic components.

CasinoMentor .com €3,000 – This website links to online gambling services.

MiniFabrik.com €3,000 – Forwards to Nobilia.de, the website for a European kitchen manufacturer. I can’t find any connection between this brand and the company, but fabrik is German for factory.

VikingInk.com $2,800 – Maimi Paint Sociedad Limitada bought this domain. This Spanish company appears to operate the tattoo ink brand Viking Ink.

GL.law $2,700 – Gregg Latchams Solicitors forwards this domain to its website at gregglatchams.com.

SW.dev $2,250 – Developer Daniel Green forwards this domain to Daniel.Green. He is associated with Comic Shovel (see QTY.co sale).

Optimax.ca $2,200 – Optimax is a Canadian maker of cleaning and sanitary products.

Nutreno.com $2,065 – Nutreno bills itself as “The Netflix of training”, offering unlimited streaming of physical fitness content.

F-Pay.com $2,000 – The buyer is affiliated with Fast Payment, a payment services company licensed by the Morrocoo central bank.

 

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