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MusicVideos.com sells for $250,000

There have been a lot of big domain sales as of late. Adding to the list is MusicVideos.com, which just sold for $250,000 USD. Given the huge popularity of music videos with Internet-savvy youths, this name is a hot ticket, right? Even though there is a huge market for music …

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What is domain forwarding?

A number of hosts offer free domain forwarding. What is it, why do you need it, and are there any limitations? Domain name forwarding simply lets you forward visitors from your domain to a specific URL or display a page. For instance, I could tell my host to send all …

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Domain news recap

The domain world never sleeps. Here’s a recap of what’s happened over the last few days: 1. WeddingGift.com and WeddingGifts.com sold together for $160,000 USD. The buyer was smart to grab both names, but in my opinion, he overpaid. 2. In what is probably one of the biggest disappointments so …

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Don't forget to turn off auto-renew!

Auto-renew is a great way to make sure a valuable domain doesn’t expire, but for most domains, we usually want to renew them year-to-year. Unfortunately, auto-renew is also a clever trick played by many registrars, especially Go Daddy, to take your hard-earned money. When you register a domain, check to …

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What is the ICANN fee?

When you register a domain, you may notice that a so-called “ICANN fee” is charged by your registrar. At 18 cents per year per domain, it isn’t a lot, but adds up if you have a lot of domains. The administrative fee is charged to all .com, .net, .org, .biz, …

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Guagua.com fetches $100,000 USD

Domain Guagua.com sold at auction yesterday for $100,000 USD. While not nearly as much as the $800,000 guns.com fetched, I don’t think I would pass up the chance to earn six figures from a domain. “Guagua” is a Spanish nickname for a type of small bus common in urban areas. …

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How to delete a domain

From time to time, you may find that you want to delete a domain name registration. Perhaps the domain has served its use and is no longer useful to you, or maybe you no longer wish to be associated with it. But because so many people simply don’t renew a …

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