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Domain news roundup – October 18, 2023

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domain industry news roundup / nieuws uit de domeinindustrie

Welcome to the latest edition of our recurring domain industry news roundup! We take stock of what has been happening in the domain industry lately to help you stay updated with the latest news.

Record-breaking .ai sale: sold for $700,000

It seems that no domain news roundup is complete without a mention of the booming .ai domain extension. This month has seen the biggest reported .ai sale yet, with selling for a whopping $700,000 through Sedo. It is reported that the seller of the domain is a Chinese investor by the name of Jiupeng, who has been investing in .ai domains for the past 10 years and is now reaping the benefits. We wish we had his foresight! releases Liquid Domain report about Q3 2023

Giuseppe Graziano, founder and CEO of domain brokerage firm, has released his quarterly Liquid Domain Report over at The term “liquid domains” refers to .com domains on the aftermarket that consist of either 2-4 letters, 2-5 numbers, or 2-3 mixed characters. Many domain investors consider this subset of domains to have higher overall liquidity. 

The Q3 report contains some interesting data for those interested in liquid domain investing. You can view the full report on

Cloudflare Phishing Threats Report emphasizes the importance of online brand monitoring

Cloudflare is a global service provider active in fields such as website infrastructure and security, DDoS mitigation, and DNS support. In their 2023 Phishing Threats Report, they report that 36.5% of phishing attacks against companies involve email. Identity deception and business email compromises are some of the most common types of phishing attacks targeted at companies, with each leading to billions of dollars in losses every year. “Lookalike” domain names (e.g. pose a particularly high risk. Recommended steps to protect your brand against being abused by phishers include the use of trademark protective services and the implementation of DMARC.

Openprovider attended the Verisign Registrar Days in Lisbon

On September 27 and 28, Openprovider attended the Verisign Registrar Days in Lisbon, Portugal. Our team had a fantastic time! We got to learn from many captivating talks and panel discussions: from trends in domain name usage and e-commerce shopping habits to the latest developments in cybersecurity. It was great to learn, share insights, and connect with everyone!

In case you missed us in Lisbon, we are pleased to announce that we will also be attending ICANN78 in Hamburg from October 21-26. Our colleagues Mohit, Simran, and Thomas will be present there, and they would love to chat domains with you! You can go to our LinkedIn page to connect with them and schedule a meeting with them. We would be happy to see you there!

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