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Donald Trump Owns Thousands of Domain Names

Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner for Presidential candidate, is making headlines in the domain industry today. Business Insider revealed that his company, Trump Organization, owns tens of thousands of domain names. Initially when hearing that Trump owns thousands of domains, you would have assumed that he was a big-time domain investor. However, after reading the interview with …

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Google Restructures and Forms New Company Called Alphabet: ABC.XYZ

I was pretty surprised to see a news story like this… Google has decided to restructure its company and as a result have created a parent company called Alphabet. According to Larry Page of Google, Alphabet is: …mostly a collection of companies. The largest of which, of course, is Google. This newer Google is a …

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Neustar Acquires Bombora Technologies

In July 2015 Neustar, Inc. announced the acquisition of Bombora Technologies Pty Ltd (Bombora). Neustar is an industry-leader real-time provider of cloud-based information services. They are dedicated to creating and operating complex data registries, as well as data-driven insights to help their clients make real-time business decisions. Neustar’s acquisition of Bombora was completed for approximately …

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New Liquid Domains Sales Category at NamePros Forum

I haven’t logged into NamePros forum for a couple of days, but today I noticed that they added a new domain sales category called “Liquid Domains.” This update came as a result of suggestions from numerous members requesting that a new category be added to specifically accommodate short domain auctions. These short domains are sometimes …

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Whois Privacy May Be at Risk if this New ICANN Rule Passes

There are new ICANN guidelines being proposed by MarkMonitor and others which may take away your rights to Whois Privacy services. For those of you who do not know what Whois Privacy is, it is a service offered by most registrars which allow you to keep your personal information private when someone is performing a domain Whois …

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Flippa Acquires Domain Holdings Group

Wow! Flippa has just acquired Domain Holdings Group, Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Domain Holdings is one of the top premium domain brokerages in the industry. Last year, they did about $31 million in sales. This acquisition makes Flippa a formidable opponent against aftermarket giants like GoDaddy and Sedo. According to Mark Harbottle and John Ferber, the founders of …

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