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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
Industry Companies Plan to Give Domains a Major Push at Huge Online Marketing Expo This Week
Europe's largest online marketing fair and conference - DMEXCO - will have a very strong domain industry flavor when it opens Wednesday in Cologne, Germany. Over 30,000 attendees from approximately 100 countries are expected to visit the 800 exhibitors at the two-day event.
- Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 19:39
1st DomainX Conference Ends in India, Dolly Parton Goes .Country, Kellie Peterson Becomes President!
Today in the Lowdown at DNJournal.com: the first DomainX conference for domain investors was held Sunday in Hyderabad, India. Elsewhere, the .country new gTLD lands a perfect partner in Dolly Parton and industry veteran Kellie Peterson assumes the presidency at DNC Holdings Inc.
- Monday, September 8, 2014 - 17:59
2nd Half of Indian Domain Conference Doubleheader Coming up Sunday When DomainX Debuts
India's first pair of conferences devoted solely to domain investing will be completed Sunday when the DomainX Conference makes its debut in Hyderabad. An impressive international cast of speakers will include Michael Castello, Adam Dicker and Deepak Daftari.
- Friday, September 5, 2014 - 18:25
Garry Chernoff's Latest Home Run & a Big .CA Sale Take Top Spots on This Week's Sales Chart
If big domain sales were home runs legendary domain investor Garry Chernoff might well be our version of Babe Ruth. The low key Canadian hit another one out of the park this past week - a 6-figure sales that tops our latest weekly chart. The year's biggest .CA sale, also six figures, is #2.
- Friday, September 5, 2014 - 12:45
How Jothan Frakes Has Broken Down Barriers and Brought People Together
He’’s is the domain world’’s leading diplomat. In a new DN Journal Cover Story we detail how one-time wallflower Jothan Frakes developed the people skills that allow him to cross boundaries often closed to others and mend fences wherever he finds friction.
- Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 16:44
Veteran Domain Broker Kevin Kopas Joins Radix Registry as Channel Manager for the Americas
Even if you don't know Kevin Kopas by name, you have probably seen some of the results he produced during his time as a domain broker. At Moniker Kevin helped sell KK.com for $2.4 million in the second largest sale reported in 2013. Now he is taking on a new challenge at Radix.
- Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:51
Photos and Highlights from the 1st World Domain Day Conference in Hyderabad, India
A new international domain conference, World Domain Day, debuted Sunday, August 24 at the Avasa Hotel in Hyderabad, India. Show organizers reported more than 300 attendees turned out for the inaugural event with multiple countries represented. We have photos & highlights.
- Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 17:54
.CLUB 1st to Hit 100K - Hitfarm Says Farewell - Big Sale for .CA - Adam Strong Appreciated
We have several interesting items to close the week with. Everything from .CLUB reaching a new gTLD landmark, to a well-known parking company closing down to news of a BIG two-word Canadian .ca sale to a new profile of veteran domain investor Adam Strong.
- Friday, August 29, 2014 - 19:21
Despite Competition from New gTLDs .ORG Continues to Grow with Registrations Passing the 10.4 Mil...
When the new gTLDs began arriving in the first half of this year a lot of people predicted that the new competition would hurt the original non .com gTLDs, .net and .org more than .com. So, it was interesting to see that PIR reported continued .org growth in the first half of this year.
- Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 18:6
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