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Domain Sales Heat Up - Domain Holdings Reports 2Q-2014 Sales 3X Higher Than Previous Quarter:
After a long recession, we've been seeing reported domain sales rebound nicely in 2014 and further evidence came today when Domain Holdings reported their 2Q-2014 domain sales nearly tripled from the previous quarter.
DNJournal - Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 18:20
What's a Better Domain for a Blueberry Farm - or
When I picked up a couple of fresh pints of blueberries at my grocery this week I couldn't help noticing the domain name on the label. Instead of the company's name it was an odd URL - There is a story behind that name and how it relates to new gTLDs.
DNJournal - Monday, July 28, 2014 - 18:15
Four 6-Figure Transactions Totaling Over $1.1 Million Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart
Someone mist have missed the "summer doldrums" memo! Four high end sales lit up the domain aftermarket this week with three of those not only topping our latest weekly all-extension Top 20 Sales Chart, but also crashing the top 20 sales for the entire Year to Date.
DNJournal - Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 15:14
Webfair Virtual - The 1st Online Only Domain Conference Ready to Open Its Doors Thursday Morning
In February we told you about plans Michael Marcovici of had to stage the first virtual domain conference online this summer. Well, that event, called Webfair Virtual, finally arrives tomorrow (Thursday, July 24) with the virtual doors opening at 6am U.S. Eastern Time.
DNJournal - Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 16:54
3rd Heritage Auctions Domain Names & Intellectual Property Auction Will Be Held Thursday
As word of mainstream auction house Heritage Auctions's commitment to domain names has spread, the firm has been able to offer increasingly impressive sales catalogs. HA has assembled an exceptionally large group of high end domains for their 3rd event coming up Thursday.
DNJournal - Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 19:29
Sedo Plans Major Promotion of New gTLDs at Europe's Biggest Digital Marketing Conference
Some new gTLDs have been criticized for a lack of promotion. Industry giant Sedo plans to turn up the volume for the new G's by organizing a major domain presence at Europe's biggest digital marketing conference, a September event that expects to welcome approximately 30,000 attendees.
DNJournal - Monday, July 21, 2014 - 18:46
Love of Domains Explained: Mystery Revealed By "Smokey & The Bandit" Movie Fanatics!
How many times have you tried to explain to friends & family exactly what it is you do and why you love, of all things, domains? I'm sure anyone who has tried is familiar with that blank look you get back from the other person who is too polite to respond, "What planet did you say you were from again?"
DNJournal - Friday, July 18, 2014 - 18:15
6-Figure Chinese .Com Sale and a Powerful ccTLD Performance Light Up This Week’’s Sales Chart
The latest domain sales report is out at The past two weeks were highlighted by a big Chinese entree with a lot of ccTLD seasoning! Our latest chart topper was a 6-figure Chinese .com sale and 8 ccTLDs also made the all extension Top 20 Chart.
DNJournal - Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 22:44
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

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