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Top Topics: Showcase Your Libra Domains; nPay.com for $25,000 - Deal Or No Deal?...

By James Iles, Jun 23, 2019
  1. It’s rare to hear from the owner of an ultra-premium domain name on their reasons for selling a domain name, but the original registrant of Coconut.com commented on a recent story to explain his rationale for selling the name to James Booth (@BoothDomains). According to the comment, “nobody was serious until James showed up.”

    Here are this week’s Top Topics.

    Showcase Your LIBRA Domain Names

    Facebook announced a new digital currency called Libra this week that will roll out in 2020 allowing the platform’s users to make financial transactions online. Facebook acquired the trademark to Libra earlier this year, and despite this, investors have been registering “Libra” domain names en-masse.

    In one of the most popular discussions of the week, domainers have been showcasing their “Libra” keyword domain names.

    Topic by: @Internet.Domains

    Reaction: Undeveloped is Now DAN.com

    Another big story in the world of domain investing this week is the rebranding of Undeveloped to DAN.com. The rebranding also brings innovative technology to the domain space using blockchain to facilitate domain name sales.

    Investors have been giving their feedback on both the new technology and the rebranding of the marketplace. DAN.com’s founder, Reza Sardeza (@Reza), has also briefly responded in this discussion.

    Topic by: @Domaining Ocean

    nPay.com for $25,000: Deal or No Deal?

    One of the more notable domain sales of the past week (aside from Voice.com) has been the sale of nPay.com for $25,000. It’s caused a debate amongst investors who thought the name may have been able to fetch a higher price than it did.

    The seller of the domain (@Riz M.) commented with his take on the sale, indicating that it was a quick flip that achieved a return on investment of 1,150%. Interestingly, FPay.com sold at NameJet for $15,500 this week.

    Topic by: @Ace3coiner

    Is It Worth Acquiring Names Valued Over $1,500 by GoDaddy?

    In November 2017, GoDaddy released their automated domain name valuation tool to the public, with some investors finding it a helpful guide for bulk portfolio reviews in particular.

    Here, an investor is considering a strategy in which they seek out, or register, domain names that are valued at over $1,500 by GoDaddy’s appraisal tool.

    Is this a worthwhile venture? Will it produce some hidden gems, or would the time be better spent on another strategy? Largely, investors are advising against it.

    Topic by: @Outsomniac

    Reaction: Voice.com Sold by Microstrategy for $30 million

    The largest ever publicly-disclosed domain name sale was disclosed this week. Voice.com was sold by Microstrategy for $30 million to Block.one for their new blockchain-based social network. The domain was an upgrade from Voice.io.

    This being the largest sale by a long way, investors are sharing their opinion on the deal and what it may mean for their own investments.

    Topic by: @GeorgeK

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  4. James Iles

    About The Author — James Iles

    James is a domain name industry writer. Contact james (at) jamesiles.co.uk For all inquiries relating to NamePros stories and interviews, please email: [email protected] For James' own blog, visit JamesNames.com

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    It should be noted that, yes, Facebook did acquire a TM for the term Libra, but the currency called Libra is not owned or controlled by Facebook.
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    Excellent roundup
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    Thanks for sharing
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