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NamesCon Proves Me Wrong - Rooms for the January 2015 Show in Las Vegas Will Be $79 Again
When NamesCon announced the dates for their 2015 show in Las Vegas I wrote "I will be surprised if their room rates are that low ($79) again. Prior to the 2014 show, the Tropicana had just finished a major remodeling and were cutting some great deals." OK, I'm (very pleasantly) surprised!
DNJournal - Monday, July 14, 2014 - 16:50
Chart Topping Seven-Figure Sale at Sedo Closes First Half of 2014 on a High Note
We've got some catching up to do! As regular readers know I've been away the past two weeks so our new double length domain sales report and another one coming up Wednesday will bring you completely up to date on all sales reported to us since I left for an anniversary/vacation.
DNJournal - Friday, July 11, 2014 - 22:0
A New Option for Buying and Selling High End Domain Names Has Just Launched at
The options you have for buying and selling high end domains just increased by one as well-known IP auction house Hilco Streambank has launched a new platform devoted entirely to domain sales at
DNJournal - Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 18:44
Domainers Bestow Awards on 16 Industry Leaders, .CO.COM Enters GA &HA Announces Next Auction
I had a very nice break the past 2 weeks, but I'm sorry I had to miss the 2014 Domainer's Choice Awards dinner that was held June 28th in Dana Point, California. Here's a hat tip to the winners plus news from a new entry in an old gTLD and Heritage Auctions's plans to sell
DNJournal - Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 19:53
We are Back in the Real World Ready for Whatever the Second Half of 2014 Has in Store
I'm back from a two-week break that my wife Diana and I spent celebrating our 30th anniversary in Europe. It's the longest time I've spent away from the publication since starting DN Journal over 11 years ago and being disconnected from all of you for so long certainly felt strange!
DNJournal - Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 18:59
I'm Taking a Break But I Have a Good Excuse!
The DNJournal office will be closed until July 8. This will be the longest break I've taken since launching the publication over 11 years ago - but I have the best possible reason for taking that time off now.
DNJournal - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 8:27
ParkingCrew Parent Team Internet Sells Majority Interest in Company to Matomy Media Group
A global digital-performance-based marketing company, Matomy Media Group, has acquired a majority ownership position in direct navigation search company Team Internet AG, the parent company of popular domain monetization providers
DNJournal - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 10:35
Quality Trumps Quantity: Lessons Learned from T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West 2014
In a final look back at TRAFFIC West 2014 in Las Vegas we tell you about a surprising prediction about Google's fate from the keynore speaker, as well as one of the brightest highlights for us - meeting an unusually large number of extraordinarily interesting people for the first time.
DNJournal - Monday, June 23, 2014 - 21:24
India to Get Its 1st Major Domain Conference - Plans Announced for September Event in Hyderabad
Though India-based domain companies & investors play a key role in this business the country has never hosted a major domain investors conference. That is scheduled to change with plans announced for the first DOMAINX event to be held in Hyderabad in September.
DNJournal - Monday, June 23, 2014 - 11:44
2013 Domain Sales Easily Surpass Previous Year Despite Mixed Bag in Closing Quarter
The domain aftermarket got back on the right track in 2013 with reported sales enjoying a double digit jump from the previous year. Despite the impending arrival of new gTLDs .Coms rose by a bigger percentage than the overall market. Details in our latest newsletter.
DNJournal - Monday, June 23, 2014 - 8:18
CitiesPlanet Starts Fundable Campaign to Realize Platform's Game Changing Plan for GeoDomains
Last year we told you about a venture capital company's investment in CitiesPlanet, the geodomain development platform created by Fred Mercaldo. Intent on growing the company into a new media powerhouse, Mercaldo has opened a 3rd round of funding at
DNJournal - Friday, June 20, 2014 - 14:2
.Website Set to Debut on New gTLD Battlefield That 's Getting Bloodier With Each Passing Day
One of the biggest concerns I would have if I were launching a new gTLD would be the hit the perceived value of new TLDs is taking from registries dumping thousands of domains free of charge. .Website steps on that daunting battlefield next week with the founder hoping to rise above the fray.
DNJournal - Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 17:30 Leads This Week's Sales Chart at 375K as Makes 6-Figure Music Too
Two of the year's top 20 domain sales were reported this week with conducting the biggest transaction in a deal that, in addition to sitting at the pinnacle on this week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, ranks #11 on our Year to Date Top 100.
DNJournal - Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 18:9
CentralNic Makes Move Into Retail Registrar Market With Multi-Million Dollar Acquisition of Inter...
CentralNic, a publicly traded domain registry services provider listed company on the London Stock Exchange, has made a big move into the retail registrar market by acquiring the ICANN accredited registrar business of Corp. in a deal valued at approximately $7.5 million.
DNJournal - Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 20:0
Paul Goldstone Recalls the Pre-ICANN Days of Domain Registration as He Becomes the New Secretary ...
Paul Goldstone, who founded one of the earlier domain registrars, has been elected to the Executive Committee of ICANN's Registrar Stakeholder Group. The new Secretary told us how things have changed since he started back in the pre-ICANN days of 1996.
DNJournal - Monday, June 16, 2014 - 17:19
ICA Takes Down Corwin Letter on Network Solutions/.XYZ Issue After Fairness Objections Raised
Yesterday we told you about a letter that ICA Legal Counsel Phil Corwin wrote about the current Network Solutions/.XYZ controversy. The letter, written for CircleID as a private individual was also posted to the ICA site but that copy has been taken down due to objections raised over one passage.
DNJournal - Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 18:12
Phil Corwin's Wake Up Call to ICANN: Time for Oversight Body to Clean Up the NetSol/.XYZ Mess
For those of you who have not been following the Network Solutions/.XYZ news closely and are wondering what all of the hubbub is about, ICA Legal Counsel Phil Corwin has just published the most comprehensive article about this sad situation to date.
DNJournal - Friday, June 13, 2014 - 11:15
How a New Website is Going to Make My Son-in-Law's Dream Come True
I've always advised domain investor/developers to take one domain related to a subject they are passionate about and build a website devoted to that topic. One home run can generate more revenue than hundreds of undeveloped domains. My son-in-law is taking his shot at it now.
DNJournal - Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 20:34
.Coms Sweep 17 of 20 Entries on This Week's Domain Sales Chart and Bag the 4 Biggest 
You've heard of the calm before the storm - the past week was more like the calm after the storm. We had a 7-figure sale and a quartet of six-figure sales raining dollars on the chart in our last report but this week no reported sales broke out of the mid five-figure range.
DNJournal - Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 22:14
.CO.COM Releases Most of Their Premium Land Rush Domains at Sub $50 Prices
The .CO.COM Registry has decided to release many of their premium (short, most memorable) domains for immediate hand registration, even though the extension is still in its Land Rush phase.Sub $50 prices are easy to find for the newly released names. 
DNJournal - Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 11:45

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