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MarkMonitor Publishes New gTLD Quarterly Report for Q1 2020

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MarkMonitor is one of the leading brand protection and domain name management companies. The company has many Fortune 500 customers, and it also works with a variety of businesses of all sizes – from startups to major corporations. In its position, it has a very good view of the domain name landscape and can offer a unique perspective.

This afternoon, the company tweeted about its New gTLD Quarterly Report for the first quarter of 2020:

Facebook Gets Novi.com but Not CatchUp.com

Facebook made a couple of product launch announcements today, and it looks like the company secured one domain name but not the other.

Facebook announced that it rebranded its Calibra digital wallet product as Novi. Not only did Facebook manage to acquire the brand match Novi.com domain name, but the company also secured the matching Twitter handle:

Downside of Self-Hosted Landing Page

I like the idea of operating my own landing pages. For better or worse, I have autonomy over the exact design of my landing pages, and I can test pretty much anything. I can change the colors, I can change the text, I can add or subtract form fields, I can enhance or remove the phone number. With my own landing pages, I can pretty much do whatever I want, as long as I can either do it on my own or pay a designer to do it for me.

There are some costs to doing this, beyond the actual cost of paying a designer to make changes on my behalf. Lost leads is an incalculable cost, and I want to share a recent experience.

GoDaddy Auctions: Runner Up “Blocked from Bidding” (Updated)

Finlead posted a couple of concerning tweets regarding his bidding account at GoDaddy Auctions. Unless this is a new and concerning policy at GoDaddy that I was not aware of before, my guess is this is some sort of error:

Original Price of Diapers.com was $600,000

Quidsi was one of the most successful companies that utilized keyword .com domain names as standalone brands. The company was founded by Marc Lore, who went on to found Jet.com, and he is now CEO of Walmart’s ecommerce business operations.

Quidsi’s most well-known brand was Diapers.com, and it also operated Soap.com, Wag.com, BeautyBar.com, Casa.com, and YoYo.com. In 2010, Amazon acquired Quidsi for $545 million before shutting down Diapers.com and other brands it acquired from Quidsi in 2017.

Lifestyle.com Has 2,000,000 GBP Bid on Sedo (Updated)

Could we see the largest public domain name sale of the year in less than a week? Lifestyle.com has a 2,000,000 GBP bid in a Sedo auction, and it shows that the reserve has been met. At today’s exchange rate, that bid is $2,436,600 USD. The auction was first noted yesterday by Logan Flatt:

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MarkMonitor Publishes New gTLD Quarterly Report for Q1 2020

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MarkMonitor is one of the leading brand protection and domain name management companies. The company has many Fortune 500 customers, and it also works...

Facebook Gets Novi.com but Not CatchUp.com

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Facebook made a couple of product launch announcements today, and it looks like the company secured one domain name but not the other. Facebook announced...

Downside of Self-Hosted Landing Page

5
I like the idea of operating my own landing pages. For better or worse, I have autonomy over the exact design of my landing...

GoDaddy Auctions: Runner Up “Blocked from Bidding” (Updated)

4
Finlead posted a couple of concerning tweets regarding his bidding account at GoDaddy Auctions. Unless this is a new and concerning policy at GoDaddy...

Original Price of Diapers.com was $600,000

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Quidsi was one of the most successful companies that utilized keyword .com domain names as standalone brands. The company was founded by Marc Lore,...