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Bodis “processing payments a few days early”

Like many other businesses, the domain industry is likely going to see some contraction in the near future due to the coronavirus outbreak. This evening, Bodis shared a note to its parking service customers that might come as a pleasant surprise:

Register.com: Remove the “Security Lock” Before Transfer

I just went through a frustrating time suck dealing with two outbound transfers at Register.com, and now that it has been resolved, I want to share it with you in case you come across the same issue.

I won two domain names at NameJet – SmartSpread.com and LegalVentures.com. The domain names were provisioned to my Register.com account. I generally try to consolidate my domain names at one registrar, so I unlocked these domain names and received the EPP authorization codes for transfers. I then initiated transfers to GoDaddy, which were denied due to the vague reason of “Unable to Verify Registrant Identity.

Sky Hiring a Domain Management Analyst

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Sky, “Europe’s biggest entertainment brand,” is looking to hire a Domain Management Analyst. Because this job opening involves domain name management at a large corporation, I thought it might be of interest to someone with domain industry experience. Perhaps a domain investor who wants to work in a corporate environment or someone who invests in domain names part time would make a good candidate for this job opportunity.

Here’s an excerpt from the job listing page posted two weeks ago on LinkedIn:

Dynadot Shares “Important Industry Updates”

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As you may have heard, the Internet Commerce Association is urging its members and domain registrants to comment about potential price increases for .com domain names. It’s not just the ICA that is warning constituents about the potential for increased pricing on .com domain names.

Early this morning, I received an email from Dynadot with the subject “Important Industry Updates.” The email, presumably sent to all of the company’s customers, informs them of the .com contract amendment that would allow for price increases, and it lets customers know where they can comment to ICANN to oppose the increases.

2020 Escrow.com Master of Domains

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Earlier this afternoon during the NamesCon conference, Escrow.com announced its 2020 Master of Domains award winners. The awards are given to the ten highest grossing individual domain name brokers from the prior year. Escrow.com shared this year’s award winners with me along with some information about their business. Congratulations to the award winning domain brokers:

Bill Hartzer’s NamesCon Presentation

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If you aren’t at NamesCon, you missed Bill Hartzer’s presentation about SEO and domain names related to new GTLD domain names. Bill uploaded the video today, so I thought I would share it with readers. In addition to sharing some background about SEO, Bill also discussed some testing he recently did and wrote about on his blog.

I embedded the video presentation shared by Bill. If you have questions for Bill, feel free to post them in the comment section here or you can reach out directly to him to ask.

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