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Postmates Founder Using Swetha-Sold .XYZ Domain for Startup

In December of 2021, Swetha Yenugula reported the sale of TipTop.xyz. The domain name was sold for $15,000 in a deal brokered by Lumis and closed via Escrow.com.

Did Rakuten Pay $260,100 for Link.Link?

A domain investor posted a screenshot from Escrow.com that reportedly shows the Link.Link domain name was sold for $260,000.

According to the screenshot, the buyer is Domain Licenses Limited and the seller is eName Technology, Co., Ltd. The sale date is not shown in the Escrow.com screenshot. Using the Whois History tool at DomainTools, it would appear that the transaction was from 2020. The Whois record for the domain name appears to have changed from a China-based domain registrant to Domain Licenses Limited in August of 2020.

Acquired for $30k, BAYC Launches Otherside.xyz

Bored Ape Yacht Club launched a new metaverse called Otherside. ApeCoin holders who had their wallets KYC’d were able to begin minting the Otherside virtual land NFTs, called Otherdeed, last night. For this new metaverse, Yuga Labs, parent company of BAYC, is using the Otherside.xyz domain name:

XYZ Looking to Hire a Domain Sales Executive

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Have you excelled at selling domain names but don’t have the bankroll to build your own portfolio? The XYZ Registry is looking to hire a Domain Sales Executive, according to a tweet posted by the company today.

Here’s an excerpt about the job scope taken from the job listing:

Key Drivers Behind 60% Net Profit Growth for Radix

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Radix sent me its 2021 revenue report, in which the company shared that it saw significant growth over the prior year. The company reported a gross revenue total of $38 million in 2021, a 35% increase from 2020.

In comparing 2021 vs 2020, the company’s net profit grew by more than 60%. I asked a company representative what the key drivers of the profit growth were. I was told it was due to a boost in the sales of its premium domain names and stronger renewal rates.

What XYZ Will Do Differently for Newly Acquired Extensions

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Last night, ICANN broke the news that 11 domain extensions that were operated and sold by UNR have been reassigned upon approval from ICANN. The .HipHop extension was reassigned to Dot Hip Hop LLC (a company started by Monte Cahn and Jeff Neuman), and ten extensions were assigned to XYZ.COM LLC, the company operating .XYZ and many other extensions.

The ten extensions that were acquired by and assigned to XYZ are: .Audio, .Christmas, .Diet, .Flowers, .Game, .Guitars, .Hosting, .LOL, .Mom, and .Pics. Including these ten extensions and its flagship .XYZ extension, XYZ now operates 33 domain name extensions.

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