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Top Topics: Abstract Buys; Should I Accept This $5,250 Offer?...

By James Iles, Apr 13, 2019
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    During some research this week, I came across a one-word .COM domain sale that I don't think has been reported before. The domain looks to have sold to workflow platform Abstract as a direct upgrade from Abstract recently raised a total of $30 million in Series C funding, bringing its total funding amount up to $54.2 million. According to DomainIQ, the transfer took place around October 2018.

    Here are this week's Top Topics.

    Should I Accept this $5,250 Offer?

    Receiving an adequate offer for a domain name is a great situation to be in, but at the same time you don't want to give up a domain name that you may think you can get more for in the future. Sometimes, checking with fellow investors can give a little reality check and help with your valuation and ultimate sales price.

    This week, a domainer received an offer of $5,250 for a Bitcoin-related domain name. Here, investors have weighed in on whether they should sell or not.

    Topic by: @samuk

    Domain Names of Fortune 500 Companies

    Fortune 500 companies can often influence the strategies and plans of other small and medium-sized organizations. This influence also counts for websites and domain names.

    The founder of has performed an analysis of the domain names used by Fortune 500 companies and found that 494 of the 500 companies operated on .COM.

    Topic by: @Macit

    My New Acquisition

    Acquiring a new domain name can be an exhilarating experience, especially if the name is a highly desirable word or phrase. In this case, an investor has shown off their latest purchase, which is a six-letter .COM domain with excellent development potential.

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    Is HugeDomains Dominating GoDaddy Brandable Auctions?

    HugeDomains holds a portfolio of several hundred-thousand domain names and typically prices the names in the three and four-figure range, according to their website.

    The company's acquisition strategy isn't widely known, but investors bidding on brandable domain names at GoDaddy have noticed activity from HugeDomains on the platform, leading investors to debate the company's position on brandable names.

    Topic by: @Dimitris

    Brexit Party Fails to Secure Domain

    British politics isn't a subject that is covered on this blog, but this is a domain-centric story that not securing a domain name before launching can lead to chaos. The Brexit Party - a new political party - launched this week in Britain, but the party failed to acquire

    Instead, they opted for a .ORG domain name but the .COM has been used against them in the form of a parody site that asks readers to register to vote in elections against candidates from this new party.

    Topic by: @James Iles

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  4. James Iles

    About The Author — James Iles

    James is a domain name industry and professional currently working on numerous domain industry research, acquisition and sales projects. Contact james (at) For all inquiries relating to NamePros stories and interviews, please email: [email protected] For James' own blog, visit

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  6. Macit

    Macit Founder of Gold Account

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    1,623 One of those "I too know decisions" that usually cost much damages in the end
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    Addison Top Contributor VIP

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    1,769 is superb!

    I want it. :xf.grin:
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