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Sale History of Parler Domain Name

The Parler social platform has been in the news quite a bit lately because many of President Donald Trump’s biggest supporters have either moved their social media presence to Parler or have added accounts there. Under pressure from various service providers, the Parler.com domain name recently transferred to Epik. It is unclear what other services, beyond domain registration, Epik is providing to Parler, if any.

Explaining the ClowPenis.Fart Forward

I received a bunch of emails over the weekend asking me about my last post forwarding to a non-working domain name – ClownPenis.Fart. If you aren’t familiar, ClownPenis.Fart was the humorous domain name in an old Saturday Night Live skit. No – my blog was not hacked. I posted an update on Twitter but should have posted one here, too, since many people aren’t active on Twitter:

YouTube Founder Setting Up “Domain First Strategy” Startup Fund

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Chad Hurley is the co-founder and former CEO of YouTube, which was acquired by Google for $1.65 billion. I understand that Chad is now an angel investor, and he also has ownership stakes in the Golden State Warriors (NBA) and the Los Angeles Football Club (MLS).

In the last couple of days, Chad made some interesting comments about domain names on Twitter (with additional comments in the replies):

RIP, John Yeomans

Kevin McKim shared the sad news that domain investor John Yeomans reportedly passed away:

Downside of Self-Managed Landing Pages

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I was chatting with a business friend yesterday, and I mentioned one of the domain names I recently acquired in the context of the number of registrations with the keyword. He mentioned DotDB.com, and I generally use DomainTools for that type of search, but that is taking things off topic a bit. When I mentioned the domain name to him, he remarked that it was not resolving anywhere. I had a look and confirmed what he was saying. Yikes.

Report: Wales.com Was Acquired for £100,000 in 2008

Country domain names are quite valuable, and when they change hands, they can often command well into the six or seven figures, depending on the country. According to a report in North.Wales, the Wales.com domain name was acquired by the Welsh government for just £100,000 in March of 2008. The information was reportedly acquired via a Freedom of Information request. Wales.com is a website that is operated by the government of Wales, and it has information for tourists, businesses, and locals who live in Wales.

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Sale History of Parler Domain Name

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The Parler social platform has been in the news quite a bit lately because many of President Donald Trump's biggest supporters have either moved...

Explaining the ClowPenis.Fart Forward

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I received a bunch of emails over the weekend asking me about my last post forwarding to a non-working domain name - ClownPenis.Fart. If...

YouTube Founder Setting Up “Domain First Strategy” Startup Fund

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Chad Hurley is the co-founder and former CEO of YouTube, which was acquired by Google for $1.65 billion. I understand that Chad is now...

RIP, John Yeomans

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Kevin McKim shared the sad news that domain investor John Yeomans reportedly passed away: So, so, sad to hear of the passing of our old...

Downside of Self-Managed Landing Pages

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I was chatting with a business friend yesterday, and I mentioned one of the domain names I recently acquired in the context of the...