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NamesCon Adds New Element to January 2015 Show - A Live Domain Auction Run By RightOfTheDot
The expanding NamesCon conference in Las Vegas will have more than additional floor space and a bigger crowd when the show returns to the Tropicana Hotel for its second run in January. Show organizers announced they are adding a live domain auction that will be conducted by RightOfTheDot, LLC
- Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 17:37
A Dozen .Coms Lead This Week's Sales Parade but ccTLDs & Non .Com gTLDs also Dot Top 20
For the first time since the end of August no six-figure sales were reported this week. That left the door open for a $64,000 sale at Sedo to claim the top spot on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. It was one of 12 .coms on a leader board that also includes 5 ccTLDs.
- Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 21:14
Uniregistry Adds Another All-Star: Natalie Lambert Signs Up as Director of Business Development
Just last week we told you about Frank Schilling's Uniregistry adding two long time industry standouts to the company's management team. Now we have learned that another all-star, Natalie Lambert, has also signed on with the former CCIN VP becoming Director of Business Development.
- Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 19:49
Companies in the News: .NYC, Radix Registry, CentralNic, Sedo & T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
Though this was a relatively slow week, in terms of quantity, for new gTLD launches, there was no shortage of new gTLD news. It ranged from highly anticipated .NYC hitting general availability to .tech getting a new owner to a new deal between CetralNic and Sedo.
- Friday, October 10, 2014 - 10:38
Six-Figure Mark Breached Again This Week With Sedo Doing the Honors This Time Out
68 sales of six figures (or more) have been reported so far this year with the latest of those coming this week when Sedo hit the mark (on the button) with a $100,000 sale that tops our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart.
- Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 17:56
The 10 Most Memorable Moments in TRAFFIC History & 10 Reasons to Go to the 10th Anniversary Show
Hard as it is to believe that a decade has already passed, TRAFFIC Co-Founders Rick Schwartz & Howard Neu will be bringing their baby back home to South Florida for a big 10th anniversary extravaganza at the end of this month. We asked them to share their top 10 TRAFFIC memories with us.
- Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 20:10
U2! Frank Schilling's Uniregistry Adds Two Rock Stars to the Company's Management Team
With Frank Schilling as its founder Uniregistry.com already had the industry equivalent of Elvis at the helm. Still, the registrar/new TLD registry operator has gotten even stronger with two more domain world rock stars added to the management team over the past 24 hours.
- Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 15:31
Too Cute! Heritage Auctions Sells Cute.com for Over 200K to Top This Week's Sales Chart
I was away on vacation last week so I have a double dose of domain sales data for you this week. The biggest development was Heritage Auctions closing several big sales from their last domain auction - sales that filled five of the first 8 positions on our latest Top 20 Chart.
- Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 19:28
Halloween Masquerade Ball & Rick Schwartz Roast to Highlight TRAFFIC's 10th Anniversary
Just one month from today the 10th Anniversary edition of the pioneering TRAFFIC conference will get underway at the historic Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach. The show, which will run through Halloween weekend, will have TWO special events on the big holiday October 31.
- Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 18:25
How a Double Dose of Good News Made a Memorable Beach Vacation Even Better
Last week my wife Diana and I were spending a week on vacation at one of our favorite places, Florida's Siesta Key, when we got a call about a big acquisition as well as word that one of our favorite people in the industry was moving to a new job in our hometown.
- Monday, September 29, 2014 - 18:8
Backing from City of Las Vegas Helped .VEGAS Draw Plenty of Attention to Their Launch
Befitting its status as the new gTLD representing the Entertainment Capital of the World, .VEGAS had a very splashy General Availability debut Monday in Las Vegas. The new extension is also benefiting from its partnership with the City of Las Vegas who gets 10% from each .VEGAS registration.
- Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 18:28
Igloo.com Expands Domain Brokerage Services With Acquisition of Aftermarket.com
Domain brokerage and consulting firm Igloo.com has acquired online domain sales platform Aftermarket.com from Thought Convergence, Inc. The Igloo announcement said visitors to their newly owned marketplace will have access to millions of names appealing to every type of buyer.
- Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:0
Rob Grant Closes Six-Figure Sale of TorontoRealEstate.com to Top This Week's Sales Chart
Rob Grant has the world's best portfolio of geo-targeted .com real estate domains. Rob collected the latest dividend from his vast collection today when he closed a 6-figure sale of TorontoRealEstate.com that tops this week's DNJournal Top 20 Sales Chart,
- Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 19:26
8 More New gTLDs Arrive Today as New Study Pits New gTLDs Against .Coms in SEM Test
8 more new gTLDs entered General Availability today, joining 8 others that arrived Monday and hundreds more before that. With the flood gates opening wider a new study pits new gTLDs against .coms to see which fare better in a search engine marketing test. The results may surprise you.
- Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 11:43
Afilias Puts the DotGreen Community Back on the Field with Kathy Nielsen Also Joining the Team
Afilias, who last February won the rights to operate one of the best new gTLDs, .green, has made some major moves to bolster the prized TLD's prospects. Management has been turned over to the widely respected DotGreen Community with Kathy Nielsen added to the Executive Team.
- Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 15:21
Tattoo U: Learning a Thing or Two from a Local Tattoo Convention (There are Still Riches in Niches)
I learn about a lot of niche opportunities that I didn't know existed by reading the local newspaper every morning. Such was the case when I read a piece today about a big event held at our city's convention center over the weekend - The Tampa Tattoo Arts Convention.
- Monday, September 15, 2014 - 16:2
Give Us This Day Our Daily Domain! Young Entrepreneur Jacob Fedosky Aims to Do It With New Site
The last time we caught up with fast moving young entrepreneur Jacob Fedosky he was off to college at Texas Tech where he also continued the domain related endeavors he began while still in his teens. Now 21, Jacob launched his latest project today at DailyDomains.com.
- Monday, September 15, 2014 - 14:22
Photos and Highlights from the 1st DomainX Conference in Hyderabad, India
With the conclusion of the first DomainX conference last Sunday (Sept. 7, 2014) at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Hyderabad, India, Indian domain investors have dramatically elevated their profile on the world stage.
- Friday, September 12, 2014 - 18:23
In Memoriam: Tina Smith - She Left a Light On For Us That Will Never Go Out
This is a sad day for those of us the domain industry who have had the pleasure of knowing or just crossing paths with the effervescent and beautiful Tina Smith. We got word from Tina's husband Tim last night that his wife, best friend and partner had lost her battle with breast cancer.
- Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 17:8
Big Sale of Digital.com Tops This Week's Sales Chart - .DE Domains & 3-Letter .Coms also Soar
When Heritage Auctions ran their latest premium domain auction in July, the biggest bid went to Digital.com. Today that big six-figure sale became official when the transfer of the domain was completed. It leads this week's Top 20 Sale Chart followed by two German .de domains.
- Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 18:13
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