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Super Bowl: Name.com vs. Enom

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The Super Bowl will be played by the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks on February 2, 2014, and you can bet that two sister domain registrars will be having fun with this rivalry over the next couple of weeks. Hopefully, domain registrants will benefit from some domain name coupon codes and deals as a result of the excitement (hint, hint).

Enom is located in Kirkland, Washington, a short distance from Seattle.  Name.com, which  was

Demand Media Takes Another Step in Spinning off Rightside

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Rightside GroupDemand Media reported some positive news related to its planned spin off of the company’s domain name entities into a company called Rightside, which was officially announced last November. According to a release in the Wall Street Journal, Demand Media (stock symbol DMD) filed a  Form 10 registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is a part of the process in spinning it off into another public company.

This morning’s press release emphasizes the importance of the new gTLDs to Rightside:

gTLD Job Opportunties

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I think there are many people that have an interest in the domain space, and some would prefer to work on the service side rather than as a full time domain investor.  From time to time, I’ll share a job opportunity that I found somewhere that looks like it could be of interest to someone reading my blog. There are many companies hiring right now.

I thought it would be interesting to share some of the job openings at gTLD registries. It seems that most companies involved in that space are bullish, and some are hiring.

Listed below in alphabetical order are some of the companies and organizations currently hiring, along with a link to the job or career section on each company’s website. Some of the positions are more technical (developers) and some are more business oriented (marketing).

Demand Media Announces Rightside Group Spinoff

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Rightside GroupPublicly traded Demand Media (DMD) announced some news in a press release this morning that I want to share with you. The company announced that a proposed spin-off of its domain name services companies will be called Rightside Group. Taryn Naidu, who has been an Executive VP at DMD, will be the CEO of this spinoff company.

Interestingly, Rightside Group will be using a .CO domain name, which I believe shows

Afternic Sales Report: Iron Workers Union Buys IronWorkers.com

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In this week’s sales report from Afternic, Ironworkers.com was sold by Tucows for $17,000, in the largest sale of the week. Based on the new Whois information for Ironworkers.com, it appears the domain name was purchased by the Ironworkers Union, which also owns Ironworkers.org. I think it’s a pretty fair price for both parties.

In total, Afternic sold $1,080,850 worth of domain names last week, including both public and private domain sales. On a personal note, I was able to close a deal on CollegeMascots.com via Afternic.com (IREIT is now working with Afternic). The domain name had been owned by Internet REIT and after an unsuccessful negotiation last year, we were able to work out a deal yesterday.

Here are all of the public domain sales from last week:

ironworkers.com $17,000.00
swingtown.com $12,000.00
babytown.com $9,000.00
travelseeker.com $8,088.00
steerclear.com $8,000.00
eventup.com $8,000.00
ContentAgency.com $7,500.00
danceday.com $7,333.00
hibernian.com $6,000.00
ipca.com $6,000.00
gnee.com $5,888.00
telefonanbieter.com $5,125.00
srmg.net $5,000.00
innovationtoday.com $4,988.00
sipo.com $4,800.00

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