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We Hit the $100,000 Milestone

This year will be my 8th year riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge to raise funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. John Berryhill has done the Pan-Mass Challenge with me for three years. John and I both enjoy cycling, but we do the PMC each year to raise funds and awareness Dana-Farber and its cancer fighting mission.

This afternoon, John Berryhill and I hit a fundraising milestone. With the help of domain industry friends and colleagues, we hit the $100,000 fundraising milestone. I don’t really spend much time looking at accomplishments, but being able to say that we all helped to raise $100,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is pretty special.

Green Bay Packers Go After .Net Forwarding to Trump Website

The National Football League’s Green Bay Packers paid $1,500 to file a UDRP against the brand match GreenBayPackers.net domain name. The UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization, and it is WIPO Case D2021-1648.

This domain name, which is registered under Whois privacy, was created less than a year ago. In looking at the Whois history records of this domain name at DomainTools, I can see this is not the first time GreenBayPackers.net was registered. In fact, it appears to have been registered several times, by different registrants, since at least 2003.

2021 Pan-Mass Challenge

The largest annual fundraising event for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston is the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC). During the first weekend of August, I will be riding in the PMC for the eighth consecutive year. With the support of friends, colleagues, and family, we have raised nearly $80,000 for Dana-Farber. For three years (and hopefully in the future), I rode the PMC with John Berryhill, and together, we have raised more than $88,000 for Dana-Farber.

The most important aspect of the Pan-Mass Challenge is fundraising for Dana-Farber. The PMC typically raises 57% of the annual budget for Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund. Since the PMC was founded, it has raised $767 million for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

I know several people, including friends, family, and colleagues, who have bravely fought cancer. Dana-Farber is one of the leading cancer fighting and cancer research organizations in the world.

3 Letter Domain Names Don’t Always Make Great Investments

Shorter is better is something my parents have always told me growing up. While this may hold true in terms of height, it is not always the case when it comes to some domain names.

Over the years, I have owned several three letter .com domain names (NLC, MYV, SHS, KJP, RER, PJP, RSN, and probably a few I have forgotten about). LLL.com domain names tend to be in high demand, and they can sell for amounts that range from five figures to seven figures, depending on the letters and demand for them. While the 3 letter .com domain name market is quite liquid, not all 3 letter domain names are investment-grade.

Someone shared the tweet below from Shifang Yuan from Yuming.com. The tweet came in response to someone else’s question about the value of two types of .IO domain names:

Keep Your Minimum Offer Realistic

I typically use the DAN.com buy it now landing page with a Make Offer option. I’ve heard and experienced that these landing pages induce far more offers than buy now deals, but I am okay with considering offers on my domain names. The one suggestion I have is to ensure your minimum offer amount is a realistic number you would consider accepting.

The default minimum offer on my account is set at $500. This number was chosen by me, and it is the highest I can set it because I have one or two names for sale with BIN prices of $500, and the highest default minimum I can set cannot be higher than the lowest BIN price. This means that if I do not modify the minimum offer for an individual domain name, $500 will be the minimum offer set as a default. With DAN, I can modify the minimum offer on a per name basis.

Created in 1988, Datapoint.com in Auction at GoDaddy

One of the oldest domain names in existence is in auction on GoDaddy Auctions. The auction will conclude in approximately one week. Datapoint.com was originally created in April of 1988. While the domain name is not listed on the Wikipedia page for the 100 oldest .com domain names, it has been registered for 33 years. The auction was highlighted today on Twitter by Jamie Zoch:

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