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Tech Issues at GoDaddy This Morning

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When I went to log-in to my GoDaddy account this morning, it seemed like the site was loading slowly. When I was finally able to log in to my account to look at some auctions, the site seemed fine. It took a bit of time for the bid screen to load, but it was working. I then visited My Domains page, and I encountered this error:

Sedo’s .UK Auction Results

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On the heels of its auction last month that resulted in the sale of 240 .UK domain names, Sedo held another .UK domain auction that closed today. This auction saw 68 domain names sell for 28,621 GBP, which is just shy of $35,000 USD.

The auction just ended this afternoon, so the sales are not yet closed. Once the buyers pay and the domain names are successfully transferred, Sedo will publicly report these sales. This should be considered tentative until Sedo reports them officially.

The full list of sold domain names is below:

NamesCon Should Recommend Alternative Hotels

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I just started to do some research on my flight and hotel for NamesCon in Austin. After a date change was announced, NamesCon Global 2020 will be held from January 29-February 1, 2020. Conference organizers also announced a special conference discount is available for the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown (not to be confused with the similarly named Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark):

Josh Fowke Was The Broker of Voice.com

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In June of this year, Voice.com sold for $30 million. It is the largest publicly reported domain name sale of all time. When the deal was announced in a press release now found on the SEC website, MicroStrategy mentioned that the deal was brokered by GoDaddy. This was confirmed by GoDaddy Aftermarket VP Paul Nicks. I am now able to report who actually brokered the domain name at GoDaddy.

ViacomCBS.com Registered in April

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According to an article published earlier this afternoon on Bloomberg, CBS and Viacom will be merging into one company in an all-stock deal. The new joint entity will be called ViacomCBS. The news was shared via Bloomberg’s Twitter feed:

5x Flip for EXL.com at Sedo

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Earlier this year at the end of March, EXL.com sold via Sedo for just $10,000, as reported by NameBio. I would say this is probably one of the best buys on a publicly reported domain name sale so far this year. I think most serious domain investors would have been happy to acquire that domain name for just $10k.

This afternoon, Sedo released its top weekly domain name sales, and EXL.com was the top public domain name sale of the week. EXL.com sold for $50,000 this past week. A 5x ROI (less Sedo’s commission) is pretty solid in such a short period of time.

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