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  • MMX sells 7,000 domains for $3.4 million

    … a zone file with more than 600,000 domains names in it. For some reason it has been hugely popular in China — the vast majority of its registrations have been through Chinese registrars and 59% of its overall revenue was from China in 2016. In April, the company sold 200,000 .vip names to a single Chinese investor for $1.3 million. MMX has also said that renewal rates for .vip, which only launched last year, have been over 75%. Tweet Tagged: .vip, china, Minds + Machines, mmx, premium …

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  • XYZ slashes $10 million a year from premium stash

    … XYZ.com has slashed the asking price of a few thousand “premium” .xyz domain names, in some cases by many thousands of dollars. Overall, it looks like the company has dropped prices by a total of $10.8 million. At the top end of its reserved list, several single and double-character domains previously priced a $55,000 per year have been…

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  • Short .vegas domains go on sale

    … Dot Vegas has made one and two-character .vegas domain names available to register on a first-come, first-served basis. Single-character domains such as a.vegas and 7.vegas and two-character names such as 77.vegas and bj.vegas all appear to be available, including domains that match country-code TLDs. Prices seem to be around the $2,750…

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  • .club financing option sees early traction with $150k sales

    … .CLUB Domains said it has seen some early successes with its new 0% financing option, selling $150,000 worth of premium .club domains in its first week. The registry announced that it sold 39 premiums for a total of $149,480, and that 37 of those names were sold using the financing option. This option allows registrants to spread the cost…

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  • RightSide cuts super-premium fees in half, drops premium renewals

    … New gTLD registry RightSide has slashed the minimum price of its so-called “Platinum” tier premium domains and dropped renewal fees for these domains down to an affordable level. The price changes come as part of two new marketing initiatives designed to start shifting more of its 14,000-strong portfolio of super-premiums through brokers…

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  • Buy a $10k .club, get a free T-shirt

    … .CLUB Domains will today release 9,200 previously reserved .club names into the channel at premium prices. The registry is also offering free T-shirts to the first 500 people to purchase a premium name for $59.99 and more, personalized with said name. While the names will become available at 1500 UTC today, the full list is not expected…

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  • Domains “worth $3 million” put up for first industry hackathon

    … in Charlotte, North Carolina, in October. The idea is to bring the owners of premium domain names together with angel investors and young, skilled developers, with the hope that some workable business ideas might emerge. “We are trying to utilize the ‘excess capacity’ of premium domains in the marketplace, which are just sitting there doing…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
  • Rightside offers $10 renewals on premium names

    … Rightside is to run a promotion that will discount renewals on premium names down to .com prices. From May 16 to June 30, if you buy any of the domains that Rightside has marked as premium — except the super-premium “Platinum” names — the wholesale renewal fee will be just $10. Registrars will mark this up according to their own pricing models…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 12 readers -
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