James Iles

Top Topics: $30,000 Sale Revealed; All Black Friday Deals...

By James Iles, Nov 16, 2018
  1. This afternoon, I was informed by Sedo that the domain sold on its platform for $30,000 in September 2017. The details haven’t been made public until now., registered in 2009, looks to have been previously owned by Domain Developers Fund, according to DomainIQ’s WHOIS history.

    The domain hasn’t been used since its acquisition, currently resolving to a default GoDaddy web page. Its owner is unknown since the name is registered under WHOIS privacy protection.

    Here are this week’s Top Topics.

    Should I Hand My Domain Over?

    This investor owns a domain, and as many domainers do, they placed the name up for sale on marketplaces such as Afternic and Efty. However, the investor was subsequently contacted by a company with an exact copyright for the domain's keyword.

    Is the owner obliged to hand the domain over to the trademark holder? What would you do?

    Topic by: @Conor McGregor


    All Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the two working days after Thanksgiving, see retailers offer discounts on numerous products in one of the most lucrative shopping periods of the year. The domain industry is no different, with registrars and hosting companies usually offering cheaper registrations, hosting packages and more.

    Here, domain investors are keeping track of any new deals that come to light, a discussion that you'll want to follow if you're looking for discounted domaining products.

    Topic by: @aditya agrawal

    ICA Responds to Verisign's Post

    Recently, Verisign published a blog post that questioned the practices of domain name investors, calling domainers "domain scalpers". This calls into question the whole domain resale industry and it has caused great controversy among investors.

    This week, @Bob Hawkes called attention to a blog post by ICA domain attorney @Zak Muscovitch responding to Verisign's initial post. Investors have started to discuss this blog post in detail.

    Topic by: @Bob Hawkes

    Thousands of My Domains Expired. They're Often Picked Up By Huge Domains

    Huge Domains owns one of the largest domain portfolios in the world, offering domains for sale through their own marketplace for fees typically ranging from three- to five-figures. After letting over 1,500 domains expire over the past few years, this investor noticed that many of them were picked up by Huge Domains.

    Since the investor dropped the names due to lack of activity, low traffic or low PPC numbers, a rational question would be to ask why Huge Domains has an interest in them. Here, domainers discuss the Huge Domains portfolio, and why they consistently pick up new domains at low prices.

    Topic by: @namemarket

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    About The Author — James Iles

    James is a domain name industry writer. 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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