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In this week’s Top Topics, domain investors react to the news that has been acquired by GoDaddy. Elsewhere, we look at the .IO domain extension to see whether it has lost its shine in 2022 and we ask domainers how their portfolios performed in June 2022.

GoDaddy to Acquire Domain Sales Platform

The big news of the week is that leading domain registrar GoDaddy has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire, a domain name marketplace that is popular among domain investors.

Few details of the acquisition have been released yet, but the deal is set to be completed in the third quarter of 2022. In this discussion, domain investors have been reacting to the news.

Topic by: @MadAboutDomains

Has .IO Lost its Shine?

The .IO extension was one of the breakout stars of 2021, producing some impressive sales stats including five deals at $100,000 or more. In total, NameBio lists 2,241 .IO sales for 2021 for a total of $4.2 million.

In contrast, 2022 has seen zero publicly-disclosed .IO sales and only $1.4 million worth of sales to date. That leads us to ask the question, has .IO lost its shine?

Topic by: @equity78

Use Whois Stats to Find Your Valuable Domains

While GDPR and other privacy measures may have hampered the effectiveness of Whois data, many people still look up Whois info for a domain they’re interested in acquiring. An investor has noticed a correlation between Whois lookups and popular domains within their portfolio.

Did you know that at certain registrars you can find out how many Whois lookups your domain names have received? In this discussion, an investor shares how to find Whois lookups at Dynadot. This data might help you to find the most popular domains within your portfolio and price them accordingly.

Topic by: @twiki

How Was Your June 2022?

In terms of sales, the domain name industry has reportedly been quiet in the past couple of months, with the war in Ukraine, economic instability, and a turbulent cryptocurrency market all contributing to that.

Here is your chance to tell us what your June 2022 has been like as a domain investor. So far, June 2022 seems to have been a slow month for domainers. Is that your experience?

Topic by: @Sammy Jakes

I’m Twiki, Ask Me Anything

A domain investor going by the moniker @twiki has been providing useful and insightful contributions to the domain industry for a while and has previously featured in the Top Topics series.

Now, @twiki, who has a portfolio of around 7,400 domains at the moment, is answering your questions about the domain name industry in this popular discussion.

Topic by: @twiki

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