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Land Rush for Chinese .Online and .Website TLDs Ends Thursday - General Availability Begins Monday
Two new Chinese language TLDs - .在线 (.online in Chinese) and .中文网 (.website in Chinese) will open general availability Monday, April 28. Their Land Rush phase ends tonight just before midnight in the Eastern U.S. but Thursday in most parts of the world.
DNJournal - 15 hr 43 min ago
2014 Domain Sales Chart Gets a New Leader With 7-Figure Sale of a 2-Letter .Com
The new weekly domain sales report is out at A blockbuster $3.6 million sale that we reported in our Lowdown section Tuesday tops both the new weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart and the 2014 Year to Date Top 100 Sales Chart.
DNJournal - 16 hr 56 min ago Changes Hands for $3.6 Million in the Biggest Domain Sale Reported So Far This Year
We have a new leader in the 2014 domain sales race! Xiaomi Inc., a major privately owned consumer electronics manufacturer based in Beijing, China, announced today that they have acquired for $3.6 million.
DNJournal - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 10:45
Oh My! Rook Media Buys DomainSponsor in a MAJOR Shakeup of Domain Monetization
Consolidation continues to change the domain world as we knew it. In one of the biggest mashups to date, Rook Media acquired's seminal domain monetization business, DomainSponsor, today at an undisclosed price. Here's the back story behind the BIG Deal.
DNJournal - Monday, April 21, 2014 - 15:46
Consolidation Comes to the Domain Blog Business - DomainShane & AccidentalDomainer Are Merging
Consolidation has been re-shaping the domain industry for years now so it was just a matter of time before that irresistible force arrived in the blog sector of the business. and are merging into one new blog.
DNJournal - Friday, April 18, 2014 - 15:37
3 Six-Figure Sales (2 That Rank Among the Year's Top 20) Lead This Week's Aftermarket Action
The new weekly domain sales report is out at The pace remained quick in the aftermarket with a trio of 6-figure sales at the front of the pack. In addition to leading this week's all extension Top 20 two newcomers cracked the first 20 on our Year to Date Top 100.
DNJournal - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 22:6
Some First Impressions as Six More New gTLDs Entered General Availability Today
New gTLDs continue to sprout in numbers that are threatening to put the spring flower population to shame. 6 more entered general availability today, with 5 of those coming from Frank Schilling's Uniregistry. Will they blossom or wilt in a very competitive environment?
DNJournal - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 18:44
That's a Wrap! Wall to Wall Photos & Highlights from DomainFest 2014 in Hollywood
The 2014 DomainFest conference wrapped up its three-day run at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California April 2 and we have previously unseen wall to wall photos and highlights from the big event in Tinseltown.
DNJournal - Friday, April 11, 2014 - 18:19
Companies in the News: Verisign, Famous Four's .PARTY, Heritage Auctions & DomainNameWire
Today in the Lowdown at, news from Verisign, Famous Four Media who just won the right to .PARTY, Heritage Auctions and DomainNameWire.
DNJournal - Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 18:10
Huge Wave of New Domain Sales Data Floods This Week's Chart With BIG Numbers
A tsunami of new domain sales data hit our office this week - flooding our weekly charts with the highest number of sales ever gathered in a single week. The big wave included three six-figure sales and an unprecedented 148 five-figure sales!
DNJournal - Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 14:32
DomainNameSales Sets a New Record for a .Net Sale Banking $500,000 for Vice President of Sales Jeff Gabriel has confirmed the company has sold for $500,000 in the highest .net sale on record. Gabriel credited DNS broker Andrew Mathias for making the landmark sale of a domain that was owned by Frank Schilling.
DNJournal - Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 12:43
.CO.COM Land Rush Starts Tomorrow Then HA's 2nd Big Domain Auction Happens Wednesday
A couple of notable domain sales events will be happening over the next 48 hours. The new .CO.COM registry opens their 90-day Land Rush period tomorrow, then on Wednesday, giant mainstream auction house Heritage Auctions stages their 2nd domain name auction with 103 lots available online.
DNJournal - Monday, April 7, 2014 - 15:32
Three for Three?: Frank Schilling Offers Yet Another Way for Domain Owners to Make Money
Frank Schilling has already produced 2 big hits as a domain service provider with a disruptive domain monetization service & an innovative domain sales platform. Now he is trying to make it 3 with a new registrar/registry operation that offers an unusually generous affiliate program.
DNJournal - Friday, April 4, 2014 - 18:26
The DNA Completes Its Board With New Members from Afilias,, Neustar, Amazon & Asiamix
The Domain Name Assocation has finalized its 12-member Board of Directors with the election of five new Directors. The DNA has been operating with an interim board since the trade group was founded last year by Donuts, GoDaddy, Google, Rightside and What Box?
DNJournal - Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 16:45 Attracts a Lot of Greenbacks to Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart
After hitting the second half of last week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart with Bilal Kapadia is back with a much bigger sale this week. In fact this time he went straight to the head of the class with a big sale of in a private transaction.
DNJournal - Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 22:52
Clubbing the Competition? Land Rush for New .CLUB gTLD Buoyed By Major Marketing Push 
I'm hearing that the new .CLUB gTLD that opened its Land Rush period today can be seen just about everywhere you look at this week's DomainFest conference. That comes as no surprise to me as .CLUB continues to follow the .CO playbook on how to roll out a new extension.
DNJournal - Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 18:49
New Facebook Page Offers Exclusive Content and New Article Alerts
DNJournal has had a presence on Facebook since 2007 however, since I joined before Facebook started offering company pages, I have always posted domain news on my personal account. With the launch of DNJournal's new FB Page anybody can follow those posts now.
DNJournal - Monday, March 31, 2014 - 12:54
DomainFest: Organizers Talk About What Has Changed & What's Ahead Next Week in Hollywood
DomainFest opens Monday morning in Hollywood, California. Show organizers are switching things up this year with changes in dates, the show's name, location and format. To get the Lowdown on Domainfest we connected with Debra Domeyer & Dwayne Walker for a special preview interview.
DNJournal - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 16:53
High End Domain Buyers Take a Break - Non .Com Domains Claim 3 of Week's Top 5 Sales
The new weekly domain sales report is out at After four consecutive weeks highlighted by six and seven figure sales, the buyers at the high end of the market finally took a breather. That opened the door for non .com domains to take more places in the top 10 than .coms.
DNJournal - Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 18:27
Rick Schwartz Says Domain Investors Will Be Top Dogs When TRAFFIC West Returns in May
With TRAFFIC West 2014 just two months away Co-Founder Rick Schwartz sent out a conference update letter promising domain investors that in a world flooded with new gTLDs they will remain the sole focus of the pioneering show that returns to the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas May 28-31.
DNJournal - Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 14:47

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