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YouTube Founder Setting Up “Domain First Strategy” Startup Fund

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Chad Hurley is the co-founder and former CEO of YouTube, which was acquired by Google for $1.65 billion. I understand that Chad is now an angel investor, and he also has ownership stakes in the Golden State Warriors (NBA) and the Los Angeles Football Club (MLS).

In the last couple of days, Chad made some interesting comments about domain names on Twitter (with additional comments in the replies):

Confirm.com Sold for $108,000 via Sedo

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In early September, I saw that Sedo domain broker Derick Clegg was brokering the sale of Confirm.com. When I inquired about buying the domain name, he told me they were in the agreement stage of a deal and couldn’t tell me the asking price as a result. Derick later reported that domain name was sold:

DAN Shares Updated Monthly Stats

Jag Singh retweeted a DAN.com tweet from July of 2018 that shared the prior week’s sales stats and a bit of additional details about the sales that were closed on the platform:

The tweet caught my attention because the revenue number seemed like it was lower than I expected. I quickly noticed that the tweet was nearly two years old, so that explained why the revenue number seemed low to me.

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:

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