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March’s Top 5 Stories on DNW

Here’s what made waves in March.

March was a busy month in the domain name industry with people heading to CloudFest in Germany and the ICANN meeeting in Puerto Rico. On DNW, top stories involved Scientology, expired domains and a couple of big domain name sales.

These were the top stories on DNW last month:

1. Take a look at The Church of Scientology’s domain names – The controversial organization owns thousands of defensive domain names, plus some used to attack critics.

2. Another example of why your company must be the registrant of its domain names – A Canadian airline says that a contractor is holding its domain names hostage.

3. expired domains are now on GoDaddy – The registrar agreed to partner with GoDaddy for expired domains as part of its parent company’s deal to sell its domain portfolio to GoDaddy.

4. sells for $225,000 at Sedo – It is the third largest public .org sale of all time.

5. 17 end user domain name sales up to $500,000 – A three letter domain sold for a half of a million dollars. Does anyone want to buy

If you skipped any podcasts, here’s what you missed out on:

#178 (listen) – Learn how Bill Karamouzis is making money and growing businesses with domain names.
#177 (listen) – The challenges of new TLDs with United Domains CTO Tobias Sattler.
#176 (listen) – The owner of explains the value of a category killer domain.
#175 (listen) – Understanding the market for corporate domain registrars with Elisa Cooper.

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Author: Andrew Allemann

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