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Buyers Can Now Start Transactions on Payoneer Escrow

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Since Payoneer launched its domain name escrow service, only domain name sellers have been permitted to set up transactions via Payoneer Escrow. As a buyer, this could be frustrating because I would have to rely on the domain owner to initiate a transaction, and I have found that the less friction there is, the less likely a domain owner will back out of a transaction. The sooner I can get a buyer to agree to a deal, sign the purchase agreement, and start escrow, the more likely a deal will close.

This afternoon, Payoneer Escrow announced a couple of platform updates. Domain name buyers now have the ability to initiate transactions at Payoneer. Since domain buyers may have more experience with Payoneer and/or domain name escrow services, this may make transactions easier to set up and quicker to transact.

In addition to this change, sellers can now communicate the domain name transfer or account change information to the buyer directly via the Payoneer Escrow platform. This is a minor change, but it can be helpful to have all → Read More


MarkMonitor to Host Domain Security Webinar

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Domain name security is critical aspect of domain name ownership. Domain owners rely on the security infrastructure at their registrar, and they are also obligated to ensure their registrar accounts are secure to prevent domain theft. With stolen domain names being a major issue over the past few years, domain name security is an important topic right now.

According to an article I saw on LinkedIn, MarkMonitor will be hosting a free domain name security webinar. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific). The three topics that will be covered during the webinar are:


  • Top security challenges faced by domain owners

  • Practical tips to mitigate risks

  • Proven strategies for protecting valuable domain names


My guess is that the webinar will be geared towards people who manage domain name portfolios at large companies, but I presume the webinar would benefit domain investors who manage their own portfolios. I assume it will go beyond telling people to have secure passwords and to → Read More


Domain Industry Preparing for Hurricane Irma

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As you may already know, a category 4 hurricane named Hurricane Irma is currently making its way to Florida and potentially Georgia, North Carolina, and elsewhere. People who are in the crosshairs of this scary storm are either evacuating the state or making preparations to weather the storm.

There are many domain industry companies and participants that operate or live in Florida. I know of several people who work for domain industry companies that live in Florida and are preparing for the storm. People in the domain investment space should be aware that there may be a delay in response time from some companies and people who are based in Florida or who have a presence in the state of Florida.

Some domain name companies that operate or have employees in Florida include: (more…) → Read More


Sedo Job Opening: Country Manager for the UK

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If you are looking for a job within the domain name business, Sedo is looking to hire a Country Manager for the United Kingdom. Sedo is one of the largest domain name marketplaces, and it also offers an auction platform, domain name brokerage for higher end domain names, as well as a parking service.

Here is the job description from the listing:

"You are responsible for driving new and existing business in the UK market across all products and services while establishing and maintaining high-level relationships with key decision makers and ensuring both growth and long term client satisfaction."

In the profile section of the job listing, there is no requirement for domain industry experience. I am not sure if that is because the industry is so small or if Sedo would prefer to hire someone from (more…) → Read More


Neustar Video: Potential of .Brand Domain Names

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Neustar is in the business of helping brands with their .brand new gTLD domain name extensions. The company recently introduced a series of webinars aimed at decision makers responsible for implementing and managing .brand domain name extensions.

I want to share a video that was posted by Neustar "which paints a picture about the potential of .brand TLDs." There are probably companies who applied for their .brand extension or companies that are considering an application for a .brand, and this webinar series is aimed at convincing these companies of the utility and marketability of .brand domain names.

You are welcome to share your thoughts in the comment section.

 

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Houston.com: Donate to the American Red Cross

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It is sad to see the devastation in Houston, Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. People living in the fourth most populated city in the United States are facing serious problems as flooding has spread throughout the area, causing catastrophic property damage and loss of life.

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the owner of Houston.com (Domain Capital) is doing what it can to help the American Red Cross raise critical funds for victims of the hurricane. If you visit Houston.com, you can see a message letting people know how they can help those in need in Houston:

Help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation

I am sure Houston.com is receiving a considerable bump in traffic from people who are either looking to read news or updates about the city of Houston or from people who are looking to help those in need. It is good to see a company use a domain name like this to help others. → Read More


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