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Hilco Streambank Marketing Thomas Cook Domain Name Portfolio

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British travel company Thomas Cook Travel Group had a highly publicized bankruptcy that ended up stranding hundreds of thousands of customers who were abroad when the company became insolvent. I received an email from Hilco Streambank this morning announcing the company is tasked with marketing a portfolio of domain names owned by Thomas Cook Group Plc and some subsidiaries that are in liquidation. According to the email, “Offers will be entertained for the domain names by category groupings, for individual domain names or for the portfolio as a whole.”

Video: “Innovative Entrepreneurs of the .CO Generation”

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There are many startups that use .CO domain names, and Neustar has been active in highlighting and promoting these companies and businesses. I received an email from a representative from Neustar to let me know the .CO Registry is supporting the registrants who use .CO domain names during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), which began yesterday and runs through November 24.

The company will be kicking off a marketing campaign to help promote the registry and its users. Here’s what I was told about how Neustar and the .CO Registry team will be promoting .CO and the companies that use .CO domain names:

DAE.com Sells for Six Figures in Expiry Auction

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The DAE.com domain name expired in mid-October, and the domain name went to auction at GoDaddy Auctions. The auction for this 24 year old 3 letter .com domain name ended this afternoon, and DAE.com was sold for $126,000:

ICA Responds to Rick Schwartz Call for Action

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Earlier this morning, Rick Schwartz posted an “Emergency Industry Alert in the form of a tweet to generate awareness for a proposal from an ICANN Working Group that could be problematic for domain investors. In his tweet, Rick issued a call to action to the Internet Commerce Association (ICA):

OKBoomer.com in Pending Delete Status

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‘”OK Boomer” is a catchphrase and internet meme that gained popularity throughout 2019, used to dismiss or mock attitudes stereotypically attributed to the baby boomer generation.’Wikipedia

The term “OK Boomer” has become hugely popular in the last few weeks. It has become such a popular phrase over the prior weeks that the New York Times published an article about the impact of the “OK Boomer” catchphrase. This Google Trends graph shows how the popularity of this term jumped out of nowhere in October of this year:

CentralNic Acquires Team Internet AG for up to $48 million (USD)

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This afternoon, Team Internet AG announced that a deal has been reached for CentralNic to acquire the domain industry company “for up to US$48 million:”

Team Internet is a domain name monetization company, which operates ParkingCrew and TONIC. ParkingCrew is a domain name parking service provider, and TONIC is a platform to buy and sell traffic. In the investor release announcing the acquisition, it was revealed that “Team Internet generated US$66.7m of revenue (unaudited) and US$10.6m of Adjusted EBITDA (unaudited) in the 12 months to 30 June 2019.” Based on a nameserver report from DomainIQ, it appears there are just over 604,000 domain names that use the ParkingCrew.net nameservers.

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Hilco Streambank Marketing Thomas Cook Domain Name Portfolio

British travel company Thomas Cook Travel Group had a highly publicized bankruptcy that ended up stranding hundreds of thousands of customers who were abroad...

Video: “Innovative Entrepreneurs of the .CO Generation”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_i0FlcOvak] There are many startups that use .CO domain names, and Neustar has been active in highlighting and promoting these companies and businesses. I...

DAE.com Sells for Six Figures in Expiry Auction

The DAE.com domain name expired in mid-October, and the domain name went to auction at GoDaddy Auctions. The auction for this 24 year old...

ICA Responds to Rick Schwartz Call for Action

Earlier this morning, Rick Schwartz posted an "Emergency Industry Alert in the form of a tweet to generate awareness for a proposal from an...

OKBoomer.com in Pending Delete Status

'"OK Boomer" is a catchphrase and internet meme that gained popularity throughout 2019, used to dismiss or mock attitudes stereotypically attributed to the baby...