The 2020 Nordic Domain Days has been postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 situation. The fifth of the annual event for the Nordic domain name conferences was originally scheduled to be held in Stockholm in September, was postponed and now postponed indefinitely.
Joe Biden’s comment to the Tangerine Toddler (yes, that’s Donald Trump) in this week’s presidential “debate” of “will you shut up man” is up for sale, including the domain name along with a range of merchandise seeking to capitalise on the comment.
CentralNic Group announced Friday it has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire the Polish-based domain name monetisation company Codewise and its businesses Zeropark and Voluum.
The domain name clothing.com is up for sale with the agent responsible claiming it is set to rank among the top 10 highest priced domain sales of all time with an expected sale price in excess of US$15 million.
Dynadot is releasing three updates in coming months that focus on their aftermarket tools and features. This week they explained the first of these updates, their new ‘Last Chance Domain Auctions’.
COVID-19 may be seeing surges in domain name registrations, particularly among many ccTLDs, but this surge doesn’t appear to be transferring to the domain name aftermarket, with Escrow.com reporting the total value of transacted domain names dropping from $85.8 million in the first quarter of 2020 to $55.2 million in the second. This is the lowest seen since 2018.
With NamesCon 360° now a virtual conference due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the organisers have renamed their first-ever all-digital conference NamesCon Online, and moving it onto namescon.online.
The total value of domain name transactions through Escrow.com totalled $85.85 million in the first quarter of 2020, the first time the total value was over $75 million since the corresponding quarter in 2019, according to data recently released by the world’s largest online escrow provider for domain names, among other items.
Four premium .com domain names in the property sector including house.com are up for grabs with starting bids being accepted from $30 million.
The sale of results.com for $264,000 has placed it firmly at the top of Domain Name Journalâs year-to-date sales chart as well as the weekly chart for the week ending 19 January. The domain name was sold through Sedo.
Coming in next was thyme.com and paystubs.com, which sold for $80,000 and $68,750 through Phenom and Uniregistry respectively. Phenom also took out fourth place with another $50K plus sale, selling renovate.com for $58,000.
On the top-level domain side of things, .com dominated as usual with 15 of the top 20 sales while there was one each for .cc, .in, .casino, .org and .cl.
On the aftermarket side of things there were 12 sales through Sedo, 4 through Uniregistry and 3 through Phenom.
To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 19 January in more detail, see: http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2020/20200129.htm