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My Reply to “GoDaddy Says It’s Worth $X”

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Last week, I wrote about a prospective buyer whose offer was made based on a GoDaddy appraisal. After the opening offer was made, I think I was able to make a pretty salient rebuttal to his offer. Although he ended up increasing his offer to a more reasonable number, we were unable to reach a deal. I won’t say the appraisal is what doomed the deal, but it did set the discussion off on a bad note for me.

Sometimes a low appraisal isn’t the issue. There have been other times when someone cited an appraisal that was more than I believe the domain name is worth.

Rick Schwartz Chooses Rick.TV

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A couple of weeks ago, Rick “Domain King” Schwartz posted a poll on Twitter asking people to help him select a domain name to post the video content he has been sharing on Twitter. My opinion was that Rick should continue to use the RicksBlog.com domain name he has been using for years, and the people who voted gave this name a slight edge over the alternative, Rick.TV domain name.

Over the weekend, Rick announced that he made a decision and will be using the .TV ccTLD domain name which is commonly used for television and video programming:

GoDaddy Sells Small Portfolio of Generic Domain Names

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According to my Registrant Alert emails from DomainTools over the past couple of days, it appears that GoDaddy may have sold a small portfolio of generic one and two word .com domain names from its NameFind portfolio. The domain names below were previously registered to NameFind, and the registrant information changed to GoDaddy’s Whois privacy service, Domains By Proxy, LLC. I have not seen NameFind use Whois privacy on its domain names before, so I presume the domain names below have been sold.

Here are the valuable generic domain names with a registrant change I noticed over the past two days:

Why Extend Acquired Extend.com

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I have pretty much every meaningful one word .com domain name listed in my Domain Monitor tool from DomainTools. When one of these domain names transfers to a different registrar, changes hands, or has some sort of other update, I am frequently able to see this within a day or two. I regularly notice great brand match .com domain names that were acquired by the most obvious end user buyer.

I recently noticed that Extend.com was acquired by a company called Extend. Obviously, a company called Extend is better off owning Extend.com, and having this brand match domain name should pay dividends for this company for years to come.

CSC to Host Domain Name Strategy Webinar

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CSC is one of the largest domain name portfolio management companies, catering to some of the largest companies in the world. Devising and implementing a corporate domain name strategy is one major component of the work the company does with its clients.

CSC will be hosting a free webinar for corporate domain name managers and management teams in October dubbed, Domain Name Strategy 2020: Blocks, WHOIS, Cyber Criminals and Other Challenges. The idea is to help clients devise their domain name strategy for 2020. Here are the topics of discussion:

Apple Arcade: Apple Chooses Apple.co/applearcade

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The forthcoming launch of Apple Arcade was announced several months ago. Apple Arcade is a game subscription service launched by Apple. It is currently being promoted via Twitter and likely other social media outlets:

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