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Today in The Lowdown: After gaining fame in the domain industry with his previous companies, Directi and Skenzo, Div Turakhia scaled even greater heights with Media.net (a company he sold for $900 million in 2016). Div stayed on as CEO but now, finally ready for a break, he has turned that role over to Vaibhav Arya. 

 

Also inside: If you like a variety of domain extensions, you will like the leaders on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. As is usually the case, a .com sits at the top of the elite list and another is at #3, but they share the spotlight with the year's biggest .net sale to date and one of the five biggest new gTLD sales we've seen so far in 2018.

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The Amazing Ascent of Whisky.com: How Michael Castello Turned a Free Domain Into a $3.1 Million Sale - See more at: http://www.dnjournal.com/cover/2014/february.htm#sthash.jnkq2io9.dpuf
The Amazing Ascent of Whisky.com: How Michael Castello Turned a Free Domain Into a $3.1 Million Sale - See more at: http://www.dnjournal.com/cover/2014/february.htm#sthash.jnkq2io9.dpuf
The Amazing Ascent of Whisky.com: How Michael Castello Turned a Free Domain Into a $3.1 Million Sale - See more at: http://www.dnjournal.com/cover/2014/february.htm#sthash.jnkq2io9.dpuf
The Amazing Ascent of Whisky.com: How Michael Castello Turned a Free Domain Into a $3.1 Million Sale - See more at: http://www.dnjournal.com/cover/2014/february.htm#sthash.jnkq2io9.dpuf
The Amazing Ascent of Whisky.com: How Michael Castello Turned a Free Domain Into a $3.1 Million Sale - See more at: http://www.dnjournal.com/cover/2014/february.htm#sthash.jnkq2io9.dpuf
Quality Trumps Quantity: Lessons Learned from T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West 2014   - See more at: http://www.dnjournal.com/cover/2014/may-june.htm#sthash.TGjujBZO.dpuf
Quality Trumps Quantity: Lessons Learned from T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West 2014   - See more at: http://www.dnjournal.com/cover/2014/may-june.htm#sthash.TGjujBZO.dpuf

Breaking the Mold: How Poet Kate Buckley Mastered the Art of Domain Sales

Welcome to the 10th edition of our annual State of the Industry Cover Story. Every January since 2005 we have assembled a distinguished panel of experts drawn from every corner of the industry-  including domain investors, developers, top  corporate leaders and attorneys - to give us their thoughts on the key trends of the past year and what they saw coming our way in the new year ahead. 

This year we have put together our biggest panel ever, 17 of the industry' best and brightest, and split them into two groups of eight each - one comprised of investors & developers and one of corporate leaders. We will the extra spot with an attorney who has a foot firmly planted on each side of the line. 

- See more at: http://www.dnjournal.com/cover/2014/january.htm#sthash.YJo3bmZs.dpuf

Welcome to the 10th edition of our annual State of the Industry Cover Story. Every January since 2005 we have assembled a distinguished panel of experts drawn from every corner of the industry-  including domain investors, developers, top  corporate leaders and attorneys - to give us their thoughts on the key trends of the past year and what they saw coming our way in the new year ahead. 

This year we have put together our biggest panel ever, 17 of the industry' best and brightest, and split them into two groups of eight each - one comprised of investors & developers and one of corporate leaders. We will the extra spot with an attorney who has a foot firmly planted on each side of the line. 

- See more at: http://www.dnjournal.com/cover/2014/january.htm#sthash.YJo3bmZs.dpuf

People who aren't familiar with the domain business tend to assume that, being an Internet related field, it is populated primarily by single-minded technophiles with little interest in anything beyond the virtual world. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, it has attracted a lot of extraordinarily creative people (and not just creative in the business sense we associate with entrepreneurs). We have people who are also artists, writers, actors, musicians and more, who are here because they found that domains gave them yet another medium that their creativity could be applied to. 

There is a long list of people we could name to prove our point but to completely obliterate the mold anyone might have in mind about the kind of people the domain world attracts, let us introduce you to Kate Buckley (Founder & CEO of the Buckley Media Group). In addition to being a wildly successful domain broker Kate is a poet laureate, a visual artist and a master story teller who is now in her 20th year in the domain business. Over the past three years she has brokered one blockbuster sale after another and already has three of the 15 biggest sales reported so far this year.     Full Story Here

Kate Buckley
Founder & CEO
Buckley Media Group



MERGE! Aims to Help You Make Money AND Memories at Impressive New Venue for September 2018 Show in Orlando

By Ron Jackson

When a major domain conference launches or moves to a new venue we rarely get a chance to get a close up look at the show site until the day we arrive at the event. However, thanks to a fortunate confluence of personal events, we just had an opportunity to spend a few days at the Hilton Lake Buena Vista Hotel at Disney Springs where Orlando, Florida's 2nd annual MERGE! Conference will be staged September 14-19, 2018 (the first edition of MERGE! was held at the Marriott World Resort in Orlando last fall). 

While attendees from around the the world will be drawn to MERGE! 2018 to network and learn more about fields including domains, ecommerce, cryptocurrency and blockchain we have no doubt the Hilton and Disney Springs (the dining, shopping and entertainment center of Walt Disney World) are also going to be stars of the show. The photos and information we gathered while visiting the new location will show you why we think it will be a hit with MERGE! guests.

Full Story Here 

The colorful tethered balloon that has come to symbolize Disney Springs in Orlando.



Red Alert: Encrypt Your Website Now or Expect to Lose Traffic When Google Updates Its Chrome Browser in July

By Ron Jackson

Many of our readers not only invest in domains as assets in their own right but also develop websites on one or more of their favorite names. For those who operate any kind of site, Google is planning to enact a major change in July (yes this July - 2018)  that could cause your site to lose a significant amount of traffic if you are not prepared for it.

Google's Chrome is the most widely used web browser and they will be releasing a new version 68 in July. In that version the company plans to mark all websites that do not have an SSL certificate as Not Secure. That notice will scare a lot of people away from your website even if it poses no danger to anyone. So, if you haven't done it yet, getting an SSL certificate (which provides your site with a secure, encrypted connection) should be very high on your To Do list.

The kind of SSL certificate to buy (there are many options) and how to get one installed can be confusing.  Fortunately, a well-known veteran from our industry is now with the world's largest distributor of SSL certificates, The SSL Store, so we paid a visit to their offices to find out what all of us who run websites need to do to be ready for what is coming in July. 
Full Story Here 

(L to R): Michael Ward, Bill Grueninger & Kyle Grueninger from The SSL Store.



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