A read a tale entitled “MUST READ STORY!!” on LinkedIn this afternoon. It was posted by someone named Daniel Ally, and one of my connections responded to it so it showed up on my newsfeed. I am not sure if this was a rift on another story or if this was original to the LinkedIn post, but I want to share a version I modified specifically for the domain name business. For full context, please read the story on LinkedIn first:
I was looking at a domain name today and came across its Efty landing page. On the left side of the page, there was a short list of publicly reported domain name sales, including a few in the multi-million range. These domain names were not comparable to the domain name I was looking at, and the sale prices were not close to what the domain name is worth. I think showing unrelated domain name sales might be a detriment.
Several years ago, I tried to buy Peacock.com. I made an offer to the registrant, and he declined. Some time thereafter, I made another offer to try and buy the domain name, and that offer was rejected as well. The registrant told me the types of other offers he had been rejecting, and I could tell I was not going to be able to make a competitive offer to close the deal.
Yesterday morning, Jamie Zoch tweeted that NBC may have acquired Peacock.com for its new Peacock brand:
I don’t usually learn about upcoming domain name auctions from the New York Times, but I did this morning. According to an article written by Niraj Chokshi, Democracy.com is coming up for auction, and the domain name has a minimum bid of $300,000. The auction is being managed by Heritage Auctions, which has been running domain name auctions for several years.
This afternoon, Donuts announced that there would be a price drop on 1 million domain names it considers premium. The reduced price domain names are available at Name.com, a consumer-friendly domain registrar owned and operated by Donuts. The news was announced via Twitter:
#Domain #Investors—Over 1 million #PremiumDomains will drop in price on Nov 5th at @namedotcom. Register or preorder now to enjoy lower renewal rates for life: https://t.co/C44CG14tpk. pic.twitter.com/rnFjv5GCld
— Donuts Inc (@DonutsInc) October 7, 2019
The 2019 Nordic Domain Days event will be taking place in Stockholm, Sweden from November 25-26, 2019. The annual domain name-focused event is a part of the larger Internet Days conference, which expects to host over 2,500 attendees. The event will be held at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Center.
Here’s a general overview of the event, which you can see is primarily regional in nature: