Domain Investing News Highlights for the week of April 15th, 2019

Hello, happy Friday, and welcome to my Domain Investing News Highlights for the last week. First things first, the photo above isn’t really what I look like any more so this will be the last time you see it…I shaved my beard this morning, so I’m getting a new cartoon drawn to reflect the new Morgan.

I originally grew the beard because my wife said that she liked it, then yesterday she said, “you know, I think I’ve had enough of the beard” so poof – this morning, shaved it off!

I’m going to a passover sedar at my Dad’s house tonight so safe to say I’m going to surprise a lot of people tonight. Okay, well enough beard news, or lack-of-beard news, onto Domaining News. Here are some of the stories that caught my eye this week.

  1. Popular sales CRM Close.io acquired Close.com, so now they can call themselves “Close” rather than “Close.io” which is pretty awesome (read more on TheDomains.com)
  2. Someone listed a ton of keyword .XYZ domains on NameJet and it looks like a lot of them could be pre-releases (read more on DomainGang)
  3. A Chinese company called XAG announced the acquisition of XA.com for $1.79M (Read more on DomainInvesting.com)
  4. Mike Sullivan wrote a great article/interview with the founder of Drillers.com on how he went from a few thousand to over 30,000 visitors/month (Read more on DSAD.com)
  5. Expired domain Toni.com closed at $42,500 on Go Daddy and some people are saying the new buyer overpaid (read more on TheDomains.com)

As usual, if you think I missed anything feel free to include it in the comment section below. Either way, I’d love to hear from you, comment and let your voice be heard!

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