Domain Sales

Anything.com Sells Medicine.com

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Anything.com, a domain Investment company that owns a portfolio of high value domain name assets, has sold the Medicine.com domain name. The sale of Medicine.com was first reported by Jamie Zoch in a tweet earlier this morning:

Giuseppe Graziano Publishes Q4 Liquid Domains Report

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Giuseppe Graziano, founder of the GGRG domain brokerage, published his quarterly report for Q4 2018 focusing on the liquid domain name market. The report, dubbed the LXDO report, was published in a downloadable pdf on his website this morning. The report is published in conjunction with Escrow.com, which, to my knowledge, is the largest domain name escrow provider.

Mode Acquired Mode.com Before Series C Funding

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This morning, TechCrunch reported that “Mode, a five-year-old collaborative analytics platform based in San Francisco, has raised $23 million in Series C funding led by Valor Equity Partners.” In total, the company has raised $50 million in funding. Smartly, Mode acquired the brand match Mode.com domain name prior to the announcement of the most recent round of funding.

Google Acquires Loon.com

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Google has privately (and quietly) acquired the Loon.com domain name. A current Whois record shows the domain name is now publicly registered to Google at MarkMonitor. The acquisition was reported by Jamie Zoch of DotWeekly, in a Twitter post earlier today:

Replying to an Offer with a Text Message

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When I receive an offer to buy a domain name through one of my landing page inquiry forms, I reply to the offer with a stock email that changes depending on the specific domain name. Shortly after I send this email, I follow up with a text message to the prospective buyer. I have found this effective, and it looks like Efty co-founder Doron Vermaat does the same:

There are a few reasons for why I send a text message after sending an email:

Domain Names: Personal Use vs. Commercial Use

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I receive many inquiries from people who specify that they want to buy a domain name for personal usage. I am not sure why they feel the need to tell me this, but I assume they think they might get a better price if they are using it in a non-commercial manner rather than if they are going to use it for commercial purposes. Suffice to say, it doesn’t matter how the buyer is going to use the domain name, the price will not change.

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