The Golden Domain Name

I came across this video speaking about the significance of domains to entrepreneurs and business owners. As sellers of awesome domains, you are part of the story for someone trying to name their “unicorn”. Enjoy this video, it had an ending I wasn’t expecting… in a good way!

10 Biggest Domain Sales of the year 2017

Here are the top ten biggest domain name sales of 2017, according to Namebio.com

No. Domain Price Date Venue
1 FLY.COM 2,890,000 USD 4/4/2017 Private
2 ETH.COM 2,000,000 USD 10/22/2017 Sharjil Saleem
3 FREEDOM.COM 2,000,000 USD 5/21/2017 Ali Zandi
4 01.COM 1,820,000 USD 1/29/2017 VIP Brokerage
5 20.COM 1,750,000 USD 4/16/2017 NameExperts
6 MYWORLD.COM 1,200,000 USD 10/8/2017 GetYourDomain
7 SW.COM 660,000 USD 5/7/2017 RightOfTheDot
8 LOLA.COM 550,000 USD 6/4/2017 Private
9 PLACE.COM 550,000 USD 5/21/2017 RightOfTheDot
10 REFI.COM 500,000 USD 3/12/2017 Buckley Media Group

Oracle Buys Dyn.com

Oracle announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Dyn, the leading cloud-based Internet Performance and DNS provider that monitors, controls, and optimizes Internet applications and cloud services to deliver faster access, reduced page load times, and higher end-user satisfaction. The proposed transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. Until the transaction closes, each company will continue to operate independently.

Dyn’s solution is powered by a global network that drives 40 billion traffic optimization decisions daily for more than 3,500 enterprise customers, including preeminent digital brands such as Netflix, Twitter, Pfizer and CNBC. Adding Dyn’s best-in-class DNS solution extends the Oracle cloud computing platform and provides enterprise customers with a one-stop shop for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

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For More Information: Press Release

HTC Acquires Vive.com

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HTC Corporation and its new virtual reality hardware brand called Vive have secured the exact match domain (EMD) of the brand as a domain name, Vive.com. It may seem “natural” that large companies just “own” these types of domain names as .com’s but often times they do not and need to be acquired from from a past owner.

FullStory: dotweekly.com