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Mississippi Candidate for Governor Using ccTLD

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I read an article in this morning’s New York Post about Mississippi gubernatorial candidate Robert Foster denying a female reporter’s request to travel along with him on a campaign “ride along.” The NYPost article referenced a tweet from the candidate discussing his decision.

Sedo to Run .UK Domain Name Auction

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As you may be aware, .UK domain names are becoming available to purchase. These domain names were first offered by the registry, Nominet, to domain name registrants that held matching .co.uk or .org.uk domain names. The domain names that were not taken by those registrants are becoming available for third parties to register.

I previously wrote about SnapNames and its .UK auction, and I received an email from Sedo announcing it will be running a .UK domain name auction beginning tomorrow. Here’s what I was told about Sedo’s upcoming auction:

How My 2017-2019 End User Sales Are Being Used

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I don’t always look back at how my domain names are being used after I sell them. I think this is primarily due to the fact that once they are out of “sight,” they are then out of my mind. I am sometimes curious about how a domain name will be used when I agree to sell a domain name, but I usually lose track of the names unless they are turned into something big or are launched relatively quickly.

Texas.com Acquired by Brent Oxley

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Over the weekend, I noticed a registrant change in my DomainTools Whois Monitor alert email related to Texas.com. The domain name, which had been registered under Whois privacy proxy since 2015, is now registered to Brent Oxley. Brent founded and sold HostGator, and he now owns a portfolio of exceptional domain names as investments. Brent also lives in the state of Texas.

I reached out to Brent to confirm the acquisition and see if he could share the sale price. Here’s what Brent told me via email:

Viajes.ES Sells for €147,000

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According to a tweet from Sedo broker Frank Tillmanns, the Viajes.ES ccTLD domain name was sold via Sedo for €147,000. At today’s exchange rate, that is approximately $164,717 USD. As Frank mentioned in his tweet, viajes means “travel” in English.

My Ideal (.com) Domain Name

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People regularly ask me what type of domain name I buy. My portfolio is fairly diverse at this point, but I am always on the hunt for positive and meaningful one word .com domain names. The ideal type of .com domain name I want to buy is pretty simple to describe though. I want to own domain names that could simply use an image and people would immediately know what the domain name is.

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