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Analysis: What Are Illness / Outbreak Domain Names Worth?

Whenever there is some sort of global health scare or illness outbreak that is reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), it seems that a lot of corresponding domain names are registered. Some are probably registered by entities offering information about the illness, while others are registered by speculators who believe these domain names may become worth something in the short term or possibly long term.

Instead of just saying “LOL, you’re wasting your money” to people who register domain names with the name of the latest virus or illness in them, I thought I would use NameBio to see what the public sales data looks like for illness related domain names. Past performance doesn’t always indicate future value, but I think seeing the number of public sales – and their prices – might be worth looking at if people are considering registering domain names like these.

Women in Domaining Event Scheduled for NamesCon

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NamesCon will be hosting its annual Women in Domaining event at the NamesCon Global conference one week from today, (Friday) January 31, 2020, from 6 – 8pm. The annual event was announced in a tweet from conference organizers:

How to Bid on Domain Names in NamesCon Live Auction

The NamesCon live domain name auction will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 4:30pm Central Time. The auction is being held via GoDaddy Auctions this year, but the live domain name auction will be held via Proxibid. In order to bid remotely via Proxibid, advance registration is required. NamesCon attendees bidding on the auction floor will also need to register prior to the auction start to get a bidding paddle. The auction is being operated by Right of the Dot, Monte Cahn’s company.

Golf and Domain Name Humor with Bob Parsons

The Golf Channel posted a video this afternoon with some golf and domain name humor. I am sure it is funny and meaningful to golf fans.

What “On Hold” / “Pending Sale” Means at Afternic & GoDaddy

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There have been several times I have seen my domain names in an “on hold” status at GoDaddy and “pending sale” status at Afternic. These designations mean the same thing, although it has always been a bit confusing because this status has not always resulted in a completed sale. In fact, I would guesstimate that my sale rate is about 50/50 when I notice a domain name in this status.

Because I have been confused about the meaning of this status, I am sure others are as well. I reached out to Alan Shiflett, Director of Sales for the Aftermarket at GoDaddy, to ask him to explain the following things about hold / pending sale status to give us a better idea of what they mean and why some deals fall off:

Dates Set for NamesCon Europe 2020

NamesCon organizers announced the dates of the 2020 NamesCon Europe conference earlier this morning. NamesCon Europe 2020 will be held in the city of Budapest, Hungary from August 6 – 8, 2020. The conference will be held at the Budapest Marriott Hotel, which is on the bank of the Danube River. You can learn more about the conference and see the agenda when it is posted on the NamesCon Europe website.

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Analysis: What Are Illness / Outbreak Domain Names Worth?

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Whenever there is some sort of global health scare or illness outbreak that is reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US...

Women in Domaining Event Scheduled for NamesCon

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NamesCon will be hosting its annual Women in Domaining event at the NamesCon Global conference one week from today, (Friday) January 31, 2020, from...

How to Bid on Domain Names in NamesCon Live Auction

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The NamesCon live domain name auction will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 4:30pm Central Time. The auction is being held via...

Golf and Domain Name Humor with Bob Parsons

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The Golf Channel posted a video this afternoon with some golf and domain name humor. I am sure it is funny and meaningful to...

What “On Hold” / “Pending Sale” Means at Afternic & GoDaddy

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There have been several times I have seen my domain names in an "on hold" status at GoDaddy and "pending sale" status at Afternic....