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Don’t Pitch Me a Domain Name via Snail Mail

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I don’t check my corporate mailbox regularly because I don’t receive a lot of important physical mail. Just about everything I need comes to me via email. I visit my mailbox every once in a while so it isn’t overflowing to the point they have to package it up and ask me to wait in line to retrieve it.

On my last trip to the post office, I had a Priority Mail envelope waiting for me in the box. I opened the envelope and it had a letter from someone offering to sell me a domain name. The letter was pretty much a full page, and it had information about the domain name. The owner wanted nearly six figures for this domain name. To be frank, it is a domain name I would not even hand register, so I would never buy it nor could I recommend that someone else buy it. This is not the first time I have received a letter like this before.

Infographic: Nominet Shares .UK Release Data

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Yesterday, I wrote about the results from Sedo’s .Uk domain name auction in which 240 domain names were sold at a value of approximately $95,000 USD. A reader named Steve asked if I could share sales data from the initial .UK domain name release held between July 1-5. I reached out to Nominet, and I was sent a link to an article published by the registry last week.

240 .UK Domain Names Sold via Sedo Auction

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Sedo hosted a .UK domain name auction that concluded earlier today. 240 .UK domain names were sold via auction. The total sales value of the auctions was 76,149 GBP, which is approximately $95,254 USD.

There were quite a few excellent keyword .UK domain names in auction, and the order of the results was a bit surprising to me. Put another way, if I had to guess the order of the sales ranking them from largest to smallest before the conclusion of the auction, I would have been way off.

Raja.com Subject of UDRP

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This afternoon, I noticed that a UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization against the four letter Raja.com domain name. The UDRP is WIPO Case D2019-1680, and it looks like it was filed this week. According to a translation tool I used, the Hindi word Raja means King in English.

The Raja.com domain name was created in August of 1995, making it almost 24 years old. The domain name is currently parked via Sedo. You can see a screenshot of the landing page below. I do not see the domain name listed for sale via Sedo though.

Neustar to Continue Operating .US Extension

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According to a press release I received today, Neustar has been awarded the contract to continue operating the .US ccTLD extension. The contract was awarded by the US Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and the contract length is for up to ten years. There are over 2 million .US domain names currently registered.

Here’s what the NTIA posted on its website a short while ago:

$7,500 Raised… $5,000 To Go

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With support from friends and colleagues in the domain industry, my 2019 Pan-Mass Challenge fundraiser passed the $7,500 mark this morning. All of the money raised goes to the life saving work at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the most important cancer research and treatment organizations in the world.

For the last couple of months, I have been training for my 161-mile, 2-day PMC bike ride. On August 3rd, John Berryhill and I will leave from Babson College in Wellesley, ride 78 miles to Mass Maritime Academy, and then ride the remaining 83 miles on August 4th. The ride is not easy (especially with the Summer-time heat/humidity and occasional torrential downpours), but it is made easier because of the support we have been receiving from friends and colleagues like you.

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