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Nominations Open for Refocused Lonnie Borck Memorial Award

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The ICA established the Lonnie Borck Memorial Award to honor the memory of Lonnie Borck, a successful and well-liked domain investor who died unexpectedly in 2016. The Award has been annually given to an “individual for indelible contribution to domain investor rights.” This morning, the ICA announced the Award criteria and focus has changed a bit. Here’s what’s changing:

Efty’s Zapier Integration to Help Enterprise Users

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Earlier this morning, Efty announced an integration with Zapier, “a tool that allows you to easily create integrations between apps in a matter of minutes, all without writing a single line of code.” This means Efty users can link their Efty domain name accounts with various third party CRM, email, and chat apps such as SalesForce, Hubspot, Slack, Gmail, Constant Contact, or any of Zapier’s 1,500 connected apps.

I exchanged emails this morning with Efty founder Doron Vermaat, and he explained that this integration will be particularly helpful to Efty’s enterprise users. Here’s how the company’s enterprise users, particularly domain name brokerage firms, will benefit from Efty’s integration with Zapier:

DAN.com Shares Some Sales & Traffic Stats

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I missed this earlier this week, but DAN.com founder Reza Sardeha shared some interesting cumulative stats that I found interesting. Reza’s posts were made deep within a long NamePros thread called “DAN.COM Domain Marketplace (Official Thread).” The statistics were brought to my attention this morning in a tweet from domain investor Nikul Sanghvi:

Web.com Job Listing: Aftermarket Channel Manager

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Web.com posted a job opportunity that might be of interest to a job seeker from within the domain industry. Web.com is looking to hire an Aftermarket Channel Manager, and I presume the person will be focused on the company’s NameJet and SnapNames platforms. The job opening was posted yesterday afternoon on LinkedIn.

Here’s the job description:

Escrow.com Parting Ways with Wells Fargo

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I want to share an email I received from Escrow.com late last week. I have a payment plan deal in effect at Escrow.com, and the email was to notify the buyer and me about a banking change that will impact payments. Here’s an excerpt from the email with the key information:

Web.com Job: Strategic Aftermarket Sales Executive

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Web.com posted a job opportunity I want to share with readers. The Jacksonville, Florida-based company is looking to hire a Strategic Aftermarket Sales Executive. Based on the job description, it looks like the hire will work on the company’s SnapNames and NameJet lines of business. The job was posted one week ago on LinkedIn, and it looks like there are fewer than 25 applicants so far.

Here’s the job summary extracted from the LinkedIn job listing:

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