Domain Industry News

Details About NameBio Sale

NameBio is the most comprehensive source of historical domain name sales data. The website was founded in 2006, and the website and database was acquired by Adam Strong in 2010. In 2015, Michael Sumner came on board as a partner, and many new features were launched. In 2019, NameBio began offering a more robust search experience for paying customers.

I recently learned that NameBio changed hands. Adam has retained a minority stake in the business and will remain an advisor with the company. Michael Sumner and Anuj Bahl will continue to operate NameBio, and they have brought on Kevin Ohashi. Financial details about the deal are not being shared.

SquadHelp Introduces “Pulse Check” Feature

SquadHelp introduced a unique optional account feature for customers – “Automatic Pulse Checks.” If the customer has not had any account activity for “an extended period” of time, SquadHelp will reach out to a pre-selected beneficiary to offer account assistance in the event it is needed:

Escrow.com Hits $5 Billion in Transactions

This afternoon, Escrow.com announced it surpassed $5 billion worth of transactions closed on its platform. Escrow.com handles escrow services for a variety of products, including vehicles, watches, and of course, domain names.

In announcing the $5 billion milestone, Escrow.com also announced a contest to win a $500 Visa gift card:

Vincent Jacques Donating Kidney to Son

Longtime domain investor Vincent Jacques of VinsDomains.com is giving the ultimate gift to his son today – one of his kidneys. Vincent previously shared some background about why a kidney donation is critically needed:

Last night on Twitter, Vincent mentioned that the operation is scheduled for this morning:

Vincent and his son Vinny are in my thoughts this morning. I wish them both a full and speedy recovery.

GoDaddy Hiring Director of its NameFind Portfolio

NameFind is the domain name portfolio company owned by GoDaddy. NameFind owns hundreds of thousands of domain names following acquisitions of several large domain portfolios (Uniregistry, Marchex, Berkens…etc.).

GoDaddy posted a job listing for a Director-level position with NameFind, according to a tweet from Paul Nicks, VP of the Aftermarket at GoDaddy:

Global Domain Report Webinar This Morning

I want to share a tweet from Sedo about an upcoming webinar discussing the 2021 Global Domain Report that was recently published by InterNetX and Sedo:

The free webinar will be led by Christian Voss (Chief Marketing Officer at Sedo) and Marco Hoffmann (Head of Domain Services at InterNetX). The webinar is being held in a little over an hour from now – 11am Eastern time. The agenda for today’s webinar is below:

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