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ICA to Host Domain Name Leasing Panel

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Domain name leasing is a popular type of domain name transaction. A domain name lease can be a great source of ongoing revenue for a domain investor, but a fair amount of thought and discussion is necessary before finalizing the deal. When one party is using a domain name owned by another party, it is essential to have a solid legal agreement in place to protect both parties.

The Internet Commerce Association will be hosting a virtual panel on Wednesday, May 12, to discuss domain name leasing. Attorney Zak Muscovitch, attorney Jason Schaeffer, attorney Stevan Lieberman, and domain investor Nat Cohen will participate on the panel. There will also be a question and answer period for participants to ask panelists domain name lease-related questions.

Payment Processing Issue at NameJet

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Late last week, I received an email from NameJet with the subject “NameJet ACTION REQUIRED: Unable to process domain order.” I’ve received these emails on rare occasions in the past, and typically the payment goes through the next day or before. In this instance, I won more than one auction, and I received several of these emails.

Since none of my payment information has changed, I spent some time on the phone with my bank yesterday. I was assured that no payments had been declined or rejected, and in fact, they did not see any payment attempts from NameJet.

Microsoft Now Using Teams.com

Teams.com was sold for an undisclosed amount of money towards then end of 2020. The domain name was sold by Anything.com, a company with a large portfolio full of gem quality domain names. When the domain name changed hands, it was registered under privacy proxy at MarkMonitor, so the buyer was not known until a subsequent Whois update reported by James Iles.

Teams.com is now being used by Microsoft for its Microsoft Teams video conferencing service. While the domain name is not being used as a standalone website for the service, Microsoft is forwarding the url to its Teams landing page within the company’s Microsoft.com website. Notably, one can tell from the full url that Microsoft is actively tracking traffic that directly navigates to its website from Teams.com.

‘Vice’ Casting Call Perfect for a Domain Investor

Andre Bergeron shared this tweet from Vice that might be of interest to a domain investor who buys and sells domain names as a part-time side hustle:

Vice has a series called Side Hustles that features different people who make money with unique “side hustles.” I think domain investing is a fairly unique, money making (in many cases) side gig. I don’t know if the day-to-day aspect of domain investing is interesting enough for an episode of Side Hustles, but I am sure there are some unique characters in the domain space who would be worth following.

If you want to show off your domain investment business, this Vice casting call may be for you.

GoDaddy CEO Discusses Aftermarket on Fox Business

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It’s always exciting when the domain name aftermarket and domain investing gets a mention in a non-tech news publication. GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani made an appearance on Fox Business yesterday to discuss the company’s first quarter results. What caught my attention was that Mr. Bhutani spoke about the growth of the domain name secondary market at GoDaddy. Not only that, but he specifically mentioned domain investors.

Have a look at the interview:

.Club to Host Clubhouse Room to Celebrate 7th Birthday

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The .Club Registry was in the news recently when it was announced that GoDaddy had a deal to acquire the .Club extension. Introduced in 2014, .Club has been one of the most successful new gTLD extensions, and it currently boasts more than 1.1 million domain registrations, according to nTLDstats.com.

To celebrate its 7th birthday, the .Club Registry shared the video below with highlights from the last seven years:

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