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Photos & Highlights from the First Day of Pre-Show Networking at TRAFFIC East on Miami Beach
On a picture perfect day on Florida's Miami Beach the 10th anniversary edition of the pioneering T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference unofficially opened today when early birds enjoyed the first of two days of pre-show cabana networking at the fabulous Fontainebleau Hotel.
DNJournal - Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 21:57
TRAFFIC Gets Underway Wednesday - Organizers Promise a 10th Anniversary Bash You Won't Forget
We're about to head out for Miami Beach and this week's 10th anniversary edition of TRAFFIC that gets underway with pre-show cabana networking at the Fontainebleau Hotel Wednesday. This evening co-founder Howard Neu told me more about what to expect.
DNJournal - Monday, October 27, 2014 - 19:16
Median Domain Sales Prices in Latest Quarter Again Leave 2013 Numbers in the Dust
In our last two newsletters we detailed a powerful aftermarket sales advance in the first two quarters of this year. In a final installment of the series, we break down the recently concluded 3rd quarter when median sales prices increased yet again. Total $ Volume Year to Date is also up big.
DNJournal - Monday, October 27, 2014 - 17:49
Domain Sales Continued Double Digit Year Over Year Gains in 2Q-2014
As I told you in the previous DNJournal Newsletter, domain sales kicked off 2014 with some astounding year over year gains in 1Q-2014. That powerful post recession rebound continued in 2Q-2014 as well. Here are the details.
DNJournal - Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 18:17
Dramatic Comeback for Domain Sales Reached a Crescendo With Huge Gains in 1Q-2014
After a long, debilitating recession sales in the domain aftermarket finally started a comeback in 2013. The rally continued with some astounding gains in the first quarter of 2014 and after quarters 2 and 3, sales are still running far ahead of where they were at the same point last year.
DNJournal - Friday, October 24, 2014 - 17:11 and GoDaddy Team Up to Launch Premium .CA Sales Platform at Inc. (who owns what many consider the best portfolio of premier .CA Canadian ccTLD domains) has teamed up with to launch a new website dedicated to selling high-quality .CA domain names at
DNJournal - Friday, October 24, 2014 - 12:9
TRAFFIC's 10th Anniversary Conference Opens With Cabana Networking One Week from Today
TRAFFIC East opens one week from today when Cabana Networking will get underway at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach. The popular poolside networking days began at the 2010 TRAFFIC East conference and proved to be an immediate hit.
DNJournal - Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 18:28
Domain Sales Have Rebounded Strongly This Year But Past Week was Weak
In compiling 2014 domain sales data for a report I will give at next week's TRAFFIC. conference, I found that total domain sales $ volume for the first three quarters of 2014 was up almost 20% from the same period last year. Still, this past week was a weak one with no reported sales topping $40,000.
DNJournal - Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 15:34
AusRegistry Issues the 1st in a Series of Quarterly Reports Analyzing Performance of the .AU ccTLD
AusRegistry, the Melbourne based organization that provides the technology that powers Australia's popular .AU ccTLD (in all of its flavors,,, etc.) has just issued the first of what will be a quarterly series of reports providing the latest information on how the extension is performing.
DNJournal - Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 16:18
With Final Countdown to TRAFFIC East Underway Verisign Named Premier Sponsor
We have barely a week left before heading out for the 10th anniversary edition of TRAFFIC. at Miami Beach. Over the weekend the show announced that industry giant Verisign will be the Premier Sponsor for the landmark event. Also today, why did BlueHost turn to
DNJournal - Monday, October 20, 2014 - 17:7
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
DNJournal - 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.
DNJournal - 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.
DNJournal - 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.
DNJournal - 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.
DNJournal - 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.
DNJournal - 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 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.
DNJournal - Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 15:31
Too Cute! Heritage Auctions Sells 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.
DNJournal - 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.
DNJournal - 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.
DNJournal - Monday, September 29, 2014 - 18:8

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