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Berlin Becomes 1st City to Have its Own TLD Tomorrow When Open Registration for .BERLIN Begins
Like ccTLDs, new TLDs representing major cities like New York, Paris and Miami will give local businesses, service providers and individuals a way to connect the dots between their name and their location. Tomorrow, general registration begins for the world's 1st City TLD: .BERLIN.
DNJournal - Monday, March 17, 2014 - 17:13
You Think Domain Names Are Expensive? A Mobile Phone Number Just Sold for $2.12 Million!
We've seen several 7-figure domain sales over the past two weeks but did you know that some mobile phone numbers also sell at stratospheric levels like that? A perfect example came last weekend when a mobile phone number in the UAE sold for over $2 million!
DNJournal - Friday, March 14, 2014 - 18:2
2-Digit Domain Sells For 7 Figures & 4-Letter .Com Commands 6 Figures to Lead New DNJ Chart
The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. We are continuing to see some eye popping sales at the high end of the domain market. with a transaction near $2 million topping our new all extension Top 20 Chart, followed by a solid $100,000 sale.
DNJournal - Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 16:54
Heritage Auctions Steps Back Up to the Plate With 2nd Major Domain Auction That Opened Today
Heritage Auctions became the 1st major mainstream auction house to sell domain names last fall when they racked up over $1.5 million in their inaugural sale. Now they are back with their 2nd major domain auction that got underway today with more than 100 high end names on the block.
DNJournal - Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 13:28
2014 Domainers's Choice Awards Nominations Opened Today in 16 Industry Categories
Nominations for the 2014 Domainer's Choice Awards opened today and will remain open until midnight March 22, 2014. The top three vote getters in each category will move on to the finals. You must register in the nomination round to be eligible to vote in the finals.
DNJournal - Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 12:16
Inside the House That Domains Built: Frank Schilling Opens the Doors to His Grand Cayman Home
The Financial Times published a nice profile of legendary domain investor Frank Schilling today. Most of you are already familiar with Frank's domain exploits so the most interesting part of the story to you may be the inside look at Frank's family life & gorgeous home on Grand Cayman.
DNJournal - Friday, March 7, 2014 - 19:10
And the Hits Just Keep on Coming! 37.Com Sold to Chinese Company for Nearly $2 Million
Just yesterday I told you about the first two 7-figure domain sales reported this year - Whisky.com at $3.1 million and Youxi.com ("games" in Chinese) at $2,430,000. Now, less than 24 hours later, we have confirmed a third blockbuster 7-figure sale involving 37.com.
DNJournal - Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 17:12
TWO Multi-Million Dollar Sales Take Over Top Spots on DNJ’’s Weekly & YTD Sales Charts
The year’’s first seven-figure domain sales were reported this week - one cracking the $3 million barrier and the other easily passing the $2 million mark. Get all of the details in our latest weekly domain sales report.
DNJournal - Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 20:25
SXSW Interactive Festival Begins Friday - Sedo's Jeremiah Johnston to Speak About New gTLDs
The huge SXSW Interactive Festival begins its five-day 2014 run Friday in Austin, Texas. Sedo's long time General Counsel Jeremiah Johnston will be there to talk about new gTLDs in a session titled The Discussion’s Over: New Domains Are Here that will be held Monday.
DNJournal - Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 12:37
Web.com Swallows SnapNames, Afilias Gets .Green & Domains90210 Opens Auction Site
Today in the Lowdown at DNJournal.com, SnapNames changed hands again, this time moving from KeyDrive to Web.com. Afilias wins rights to operate the coveted .GREEN new gTLD and Beverly Hills based Domains90210 debut a new auction format.
DNJournal - Monday, March 3, 2014 - 16:53
1st Domain Conference Requiring No Travel & Little Cost - Webfair Virtual - Coming in June
Webfair Virtual, being organized by DomainIndex.com, plans to offer a low cost alternative to traditional domain conferences, with no travel expense and little cost. The debut Internet-only event is slated for June and a number of sponsors and attendees are already on board.
DNJournal - Friday, February 28, 2014 - 11:6
Whisky.com: How Michael Castello Turned a Free Domain Into a $3.1 Million Sale!
In a new DN Journal Cover Story domain visionary Michael Castello reveals one of his greatest successes - the previously undisclosed sale (made just last month) of Whisky.com for $3.1 million. Castello, who got the name at NO CHARGE, tells his amazing domain & personal story here.
DNJournal - Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 9:52
100.com Changes Hands for $950,000 in the Highest Domain Sale Reported So Far This Year
The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. Last week I was talking about the high end of the market taking a breather. Well, break time is over! We have learned that 100.com has changed hands for $950,000 in the biggest sale reported so far this year.
DNJournal - Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 23:38
Top Level Domain Holdings Wins Costly Fight For .Wedding But Bows Out of Battle for .Green
The fate of one of the more attractive new gTLDs was announced today when TLDH revealed they won rights to operate the coveted .wedding extension at a cost of over $2.2 million. At the same time, TLDH said they bowed out of an auction for another highly sought TLD, .green.
DNJournal - Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 17:0
Making News: Uniregistry, .CO.COM, RightOfTheDot, The DNA, SedoMLS & Name.com
Just another Manic Monday! Today in the Lowdown at DNJournal.com Frank Schilling's Uniregistry.com, .Co.COM, RightOfTheDot.com, The DNA, SedoMLS and Name.com are all making news - with the New Zealand bobsled team co-starring in one of those stories!
DNJournal - Monday, February 24, 2014 - 18:17
Domain Boardroom Sets Dates for the Private Forum's 3rd Annual DBR Funfest
Dates for a popular domain industry get together were announced today on DBR FunFest's Facebook page. The 3rd Annual DBR Funfest will be held June 25-28, 2014 at a location to be announced soon. This year's event will also feature a return of the Domainer's Choice Awards.
DNJournal - Friday, February 21, 2014 - 14:19
Web.com Enters 8 New Markets, .ORG Growth Continues & Domainfest Names Its Keynote Speaker
Today in the Lowdown at DNJournal.com, Internet services provider Web.com hasn't content to do business only online. They have 16 local offices open to aid small businesses in person and they announced they are opening 8 more. We also have news from .ORG and Domainfest.
DNJournal - Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 17:59
High End of Domain Market Takes a Breather But Two Older 7-Figure Sales Come to Light
The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. After producing a long string of six-figure sales in recent weeks the high end of the market finally took a breather this week with no sales reported at that level, however word of two older 7-figure blockbusters did surface.
DNJournal - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 22:13
Annual Sedo Study Says .Com Rang Up Higher Sales & a Bigger Share of the Market in 2013
Domain sales and monetization giant Sedo released their annual Domain Market Study covering 2013 today. Sedo said .com remained the world's most popular extension and that .com's market share jumped 5% over 2012. Average and median prices for .com also increased.
DNJournal - Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 15:40
Domainfest Lands Stone Temple Pilots With Chester Bennington But Who Has ChesterBennington.com?
Domainfest 2014 has signed famous rock band Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington to play a private concert for show attendees April 1st. As domainers we wondered if Bennington owned his own name in .com or, like Bruce Springsteen, had to settle for something else.
DNJournal - Monday, February 17, 2014 - 15:43

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