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Michael Ward Running in Memory of Charlie Gilbert

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On Thursday afternoon (January 30, 2020) at 4pm, NamesCon will be honoring the life of Charlie Gilbert. Charlie was a beloved friend to many in the domain industry. Sadly, Charlie passed away last year after courageously fighting Pulmonary Hypertension. Charlie is missed by her friends and colleagues who continue to think about her and have been honoring her memory in various ways.

Calculate Your Annual Return

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I was texting with Tony Peppler about an offer he was contemplating taking on a domain name he has owned for many years. Tony told me what he paid for the domain name many years ago, and while the ROI was solid, the annual return did not look as rosy. Tony shared a tool with me that he used to calculate his annual return, and I thought I would share it with readers.

Gold.com Appears to Have Been Sold

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It appears that the Gold.com domain name has been sold sometime in the last week. Gold.com transferred from corporate domain registrar CSC to Uniregistry. The domain name is now registered under Whois privacy proxy and has a “launching soon” landing page. Jamie Zoch was the first person to publicly notice the transfer of Gold.com and speculate that the domain name was sold:

Brandsight Hiring Account Manager

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Yesterday afternoon, Brandsight SVP Matt Serlin announced that his company is looking to hire a domain industry veteran in an account management role:

Joyride.com Sold for $300,000 via Uniregistry

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In its sales report for the past week, Uniregistry reported the $300,000 sale of Joyride.com. The domain name was acquired by a startup that is anticipating a Fall of 2019 launch. This was the largest sale of the week reported by Uniregistry.

PMC 2019 Recap

One year ago today, John Berryhill suffered a heart attack while out for a casual bike ride. This past weekend, John showed that he has fully recovered, and he and I completed our 162 mile Pan-Mass Challenge. Together so far, John and I have raised nearly $20,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and its Jimmy Fund, and much of this has been with the help of the domain investing community.

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