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A.Capital Doesn’t Own A.Capital

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TechCrunch published an article about a venture capital firm’s aim to raise $140 million for its third investment fund. The firm is called A.Capital Partners. TechCrunch tweeted about the company and its news, and you can see how the company’s branding is displayed on social media:

Michael Berkens Shares Insight About Investing in New gTLDs

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Alvin Brown shared a full recap of his experience at the Ashville Domain Investor meetup organized by Rick Schwartz. It’s a nice summary of the event, and it will serve as an endorsement of the event should Rick decide to host again next year. Within his article, Alvin posted a video featuring a talk by Michael Berkens, who shared his thoughts, experiences, and insight regarding new gTLD domain names and investing in that asset class.

I am glad Alvin took the video, and I hope he doesn’t mind my sharing it below. I think it deserves to be highlighted on its own.

Infographic: Radix Premium Sales Report from 1H 2019

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Radix shared an infographic that offers an overview about the premium domain names the company sold in the first half of 2019. Radix operates a portfolio of nine new gTLD domain extensions, which includes .Online, .Tech, .Site, .Host, and others. In its infographic, the company highlighted some information about the domain names that were sold along with where the domain names were sold. I believe this report only includes “premium” domain names that were retained by the registry for resale.

MMX Releases AdultBlock and AdultBlock+

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Earlier this morning, domain registry operator MMX announced its AdultBlock and AdultBlock+ services are now on the market. These two services were created “for trademark holders seeking to protect their brand identity across its adult portfolio of TLDs.” In 2018, MMX acquired ICM Registry, and as a result of the acquisition, MMX now operates adult domain name extensions (.XXX, .Sex, .Porn, and .Adult).

Video: .Club Reduces Pricing on Some of its Premium Inventory

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Jeff Sass, CMO of the .Club registry, emailed me this morning to let me know the registry has made pricing adjustments to some of its registry-held .Club domain names. The registry shared a video to highlight some of the .Club domain names that had their retail prices reduced. In addition, Jeff shared the following information with me:

.Gondola? SNL Skit Uses “New” Extension

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There are hundreds of new gTLD domain name extensions, but .Gondola is certainly not one of them (yet). Chris Sheridan noticed that Saturday Night Live shared a fictitious .Gondola domain name in a recent skit featuring Adam Sandler:

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