August’s top 5 domain stories

Two big domain sales and more big stories from August.

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These were the top five stories on Domain Name Wire last month, ranked by pageviews.

1. Hubspot acquired domain for $10 million – The marketing company paid top dollar to purchase for a new social network.

2. Why I sold my PayPal shares – The company’s latest issue with a domain name company is just a sign of how poorly the payments platform treats its customers. And don’t get me started on Venmo, which it also owns.

3. GoDaddy paid $71.4 million for – The registrar disclosed the purchase price in its quarterly SEC report.

4. domain sells for whopping $15 million – There’s a confusing connection between the broker and the buyer, but the deal was handled through

5. Namecheap appears ready to fight Unstoppable Domains – Namecheap’s CEO tweeted that it would support the owner of .wallet in Handshake. The owner subsequently filed to intervene in a lawsuit.

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