Category Archives: Domain Name Aftermarket

Hilco Streambank’s IPv4.Global integrates Escrow.com into online auction platform for seamless transaction service

[news release] Escrow.com and Hilco Streambank announced this week they have partnered to integrate Escrow.com’s Escrow Pay API into the IPv4.Global marketplace. The partnership combines Escrow.com’s premier escrow agency with Hilco Streambank’s leading IPv4 marketplace. Together, the integrated auction platform offers the IPv4 market unprecedented levels of transparency along with a seamless transaction process.

The integration of the Escrow Pay API into the IPv4.Global marketplace provides an integrated secure Escrow agent through a simple and secure three step check-out process, all within the IPv4 platform.

“The integration of Escrow.com provides our worldwide base of buyers and sellers a globally recognized option to securely escrow their transactions,” said Gabe Fried, Chief Executive Officer of Hilco Streambank. “Adding global partners like Escrow.com supports our continued expansion worldwide.”

The IPv4.Global marketplace connects sellers and buyers of IPv4 addresses. In addition to the already streamlined process, buyers and sellers can now view the status of their payments, which are securely held in escrow, by the trusted third party, until both parties are satisfied with the transaction.

Buyers and sellers also benefit from Escrow.com’s global customer support and the reassurance of working with a trusted escrow service operating within licensing regulations for 20 years.

IPv4.Global launched its IPv4 address auction platform in 2014 with the goal of creating a streamlined method for monetizing IPv4 address blocks. The new integration with Escrow.com closes the loop for a smooth IPv4 marketplace transaction. “With Escrow Pay, we now provide even greater levels of service to people all around the world who want to buy or sell IPv4 assets,” Fried said.

Escrow.com has safely processed over US$4 billion worth of transactions. By releasing the Escrow Pay API in mid 2018, it gave businesses the power to build the functionality of the Escrow.com Platform directly into their online platforms with a single API call. The escrow company regularly secures funds for IPv4 address transfers within and between different Regional Internet Registries, with whom IPv4.Global has close working relationships.

“Escrow.com is the leading global provider of escrow payments for anything of value, from cars, boats and aeroplanes to domain names and IPv4 addresses,” said Escrow.com General Manager Jackson Elsegood. “The integration of Escrow Pay provides a superior and simplified experience to online marketplaces and digital transaction services.”

4 Weeks In A Row Where No Domain Sale Tops 6-Figures

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There was no domain name sale that topped the 6-figure mark for the fourth week in a row, but there was a sale that broke $50,000 after 2 weeks of sub-$50K sales. Skew.com topped the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 25 August, selling for $92,000 through Uniregistry.

Coming next was acetech.com which sold for €75,000 ($83,250) while third was homee.com, selling for $40,000, both through Sedo, while fourth was the new gTLD domain, simple.life, selling for $20,000 through WebQuest/Uniregistry.

Sedo was the most popular aftermarket outlet on the top 20 with 11 sales while Uniregistry had a hand in 8. On the top-level domain side of things, .com had its usual dominance with 14 sales while there were 2 for .co and one each for .life, .uk, .ch and .de.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 25 August in more detail, go to: http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2019/20190904.htm

.ORG Domain Tops Weekly Chart As No Sale Tops $50K For 2 Weeks In A Row

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The northern summer holidays have seen some quiet weeks when it comes to the big domain name sales and for the second week in a row no sale has topped the $50,000 mark. The biggest sale for the week ending 8 September on the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales was growingpower.org which sold for $45,999 through SnapNames.

Coming in second and third was dynamicinsight.com, which sold for $28,500, and enjoytravel.com, which sold for $25,300, through DomainMarket and Uniregistry respectively.

Despite not taking out the top spot, .com still dominated the top-level domains with 18 of the top 21 sales – there was a tie for 20th place – while there were 2 .org sales and one for .net.

On the aftermarket side of things there were 8 sales through Uniregistry, 5 through NameJet plus another at the NameJet/ROTD NamesCon Europe Auction, 4 through Sedo and 2 through SnapNames.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales in more detail, see http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2019/20190918.htm

Big Domain Sales On Holiday As America Holidays

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A lot of Americans were enjoying the end of their summer holidays and the day following the end of the week was their Labor Day, so with this in mind the top reported domain name sale for the week ending 1 September being sadhu.com which sold for a relatively miserly $35,000 through Uniregistry to top the charts was probably not a bad result.

Coming in second and third on the Domain Name Journal chart was mortgageadvisors.com and home.io, which sold for $30,000 and $25,000 through Uniregistry and Sedo respectively.

Sedo had 11 sales on the top 20 chart and Uniregistry 8 with DomainMarket taking out the one remaining sale. On the TLD side of things there were 16 .com sales and one each for .io, .tv, .fr and .de.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 1 September in more detail, go to: http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2019/20190911.htm

Skew.com Tops Weekly Chart, But Doesn’t Top 6 Figures

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Skew.com managed to top the Domain Name Journal chart of reported domain name sales for the week ending 25 August, but it didn’t manage to top the six-figure mark, selling for $92,000 through Uniregistry, who are much more regularly appearing on the chart since they’ve started to release sales weekly.

Coming in second and third were acetech.com and homee.com, which sold for €75,000 ($83,250) and $40,000 respectively, both through Sedo.

On the top-level domain side of things, there were 14 .com sales, 2 for .co and one each for .life, .uk, .ch and .de. On the aftermarket side of things, there were 11 sales through Sedo and 8 through Uniregistry, including one with WebQuest.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 25 August in more detail, see: http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2019/20190904.htm

NamesCon Crowdsourcing Session Submissions

NamesCon Global has grown over the years to become the largest annual domain-industry conference. It’s gone from being a domain investor-centric gathering to an event for everything domain-related, from channel providers and software vendors to domain investors and end-customers. And now as part of that growth they’ve moved to crowdsourcing for submissions for some of their sessions for this year’s theme: 360 Degrees Around the Dot.

The move from Las Vegas is also a reinvention of sorts: they’re going to Austin to establish the Domain Economic Forum, taking a broader and deeper look at the ecosystem in which we work and strive to innovate.

NamesCon is not looking for pitches of specific products or solutions but rather they want to see an industry overview, surfacing potential large-scale opportunities over the next decade. Successful submissions will round out the current programme.

NamesCon explain they’re looking for submissions in the following three clusters:

Quantifying the Domain Ecosystem

What is the true size of the domain industry? They explain that several parts of the ecosystem are not quantified—at least not yet. In particular we’re thinking of the secondary domain market: the opacity here is due to the fact that, for several reasons, most secondary-market transactions are not reported.

They’re seeking session ideas that will help a broader audience to understand the size and scope of the domain industry as a whole, and specifically in the secondary market—and the opportunities that lie within.

Big-Picture Market Opportunities

They want to dig more deeply into liquid domains as digital assets or a store of value, such as long-tail registrations for brand protection. They also want to explore the future of identity management, as well as next-generation DNS services as a driver for the domain industry: Right now, email and websites are based on domains, but what comes next?

The Buyer’s Perspective

NamesCon want as many buyers as possible at the Domain Economic Forum, and this means a diversity of needs and use cases. They’re looking for buyers from various backgrounds and industries to talk about the experience buying domains from investors; as well as how they approach brand protection. They want to learn more about real-life buying behaviour, budgeting, and other factors that make or break a deal.

To submit session ideas click here.

Joyride.com Heads Brace Of Six-Figure Domain Sales

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Joyride.com topped the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 18 August, selling for $300,000 through Uniregistry, to easily best the second six-figure sale of the week, 4t.com, which sold for $100,000 through Dubai Domains/Afternic while aptum.com wasn’t far off in a $94,888 sale through DomainMarket.

On the top-level domain side of things there were 15 .com sales in the top 20 along with one each for .dev, .ca, .co, .nl and .net. On the aftermarket outlets, Uniregistry had a hand in 8 sales, Sedo 6 and DomainMarket 3.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 18 August in more detail, go to: http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2019/20190828.htm

.UK Sale Tops Weekly Chart As Big Sales Take A Break

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It wasn’t a week for big domain name sales, but it meant that some ccTLD sales were able to take out 3 of the top 4 positions on the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 11 August. The biggest sale for the week was shopping.uk which sold for a very handy €50,500 ($56,055) through DomainOrder while exl.com came in second in a $50,000 sale through Sedo.

Third and fourth for the week was a pair of .co domain names, which while are Colombia’s ccTLD are generally regarded as gTLDs. The first of these was generate.co which sold for $39,500 followed by octane.co which sold for $27,500, with sold through GritBrokerage.

While only taking out one of the top 4 domains, .com took out positions 5 through 20 to take out 17 of the top 20 on the top-level domain (TLD) side of things. On the aftermarket side of things, Uniregistry had another good week having a hand in 9 sales while Sedo had 5 with DomainOrder and FatCityProperties 2 each.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 11 August in more detail, see: http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2019/20190821.htm

Pair of 6-Figure Domains Top Weekly Chart

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A pair of 6-figure domain names topped the Domain Name Journal weekly chart of top reported sales for the week ending 4 August, with bestdeals.com coming out top selling for $105,000 followed by katie.com which sold for $100,000, both sold through Uniregistry. Coming in third was usu.com which sold for $90,000 through BQDN.

Uniregistry released its top sales that are not subject to non-disclosure agreements for July, and will soon begin releasing its sales weekly. As a result of releasing a month of sales at once Uniregistry took out 16 of the top 21 sales – there was a 5-way toe for 17th place. The usually dominant Sedo ended up with only one sale on the chart.

On the top-level domain (TLD) side of things, .com was also dominant, taking out 20 of the 21 positions with the remaining sale that of a .cn domain name.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported domain name sales for the week ending 4 August in more detail, see: http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2019/20190814.htm

Two-Letter Domain Tops 7 Figures

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The 2-letter domain name rx.com topped the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 28 July, selling for a big $1 million through Dave Evanson at Sedo.

There were 2 6 figure sales for the week – message.com and skim.com – which sold for $195,000 and $105,000 through CanvasMedia and CanvasMedia/Brandbucket respectively,

On the aftermarket side of things there were 14 sales through Sedo, 2 that CanvasMedia had a hand in and another 2 through DomainLore.uk which had 2 second level .uk domains on the chart. On the top-level domain side of things, there were 13 .com domain names, 2 .uk and .net and one each for .tv, .cl and .co.uk.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 28 July in more detail, go to: http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2019/20190807.htm