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Feb '24

January's top 5 domain name stories – Domain Name Wire

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Squarespace and several cybersquatting cases were in the news last month.The words "Top 5" written on a purple background
Miss any big stories on Domain Name Wire last month? These were the top five stories, ranked by views:
1. New registrations plummet after Squarespace takes over Google Domains – Brand recognition, pricing, and usability probably all play a part.
2. Binance wins binance .ae domain name, which loser bought for $300k – A guy paid $300,000 to buy the domain name and lost it in a cybersquatting dispute.
3. A flaw in GoDaddy’s Whois contact form – The form doesn’t verify email addresses, which could be a problem.
4. Five Guys burger chain hits domain name roadblock in Sweden – Five IT bros have the domain name it wants.
5. Verizon wins $450k cybersquatting judgment – A brazen cybersquatter owes the company money after a court order.
And here are the five podcasts from last month:
#471 – Universal Acceptance
#470 – My 2023 domain sales results
#469 – Weddings, onions, and dude ranches
#468 – The world’s sweetest domain names
#467 – 2024 Predictions Episode
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Joker has been buying and selling domains since the late 90's. He has worked with many portfolios and investors over the past decade as well.

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