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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
As Phantom .XYZ Registrations Pile Up at NetSol Stats Tracker Plans to Subtract Inflated Numbers
Well I had hoped for better in the ongoing .XYZ/NetworkSolutions registration fiasco but apparently its not going to happen. As of today, zone files show over 84% of .XYZ names are registered at NetSol (a registry that normally has well under 5% of new gTLD registrations).
DNJournal - Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 19:20 Owner to Get $1.5 Million + Equity to Sell Domain in Deal Brokered by WebsiteProperti...
We've learned that brokerage has won a contract for the owner of that will give him $1.5 million in cash and 10% equity in a new venture capital backed startup that will launch a social media oriented site on the domain this summer.
DNJournal - Friday, June 6, 2014 - 21:5
Papering the House Backfires on New gTLD Registry But Who is Really to Blame?
Network Solutions placed tens of thousands of new gTLD domains in client's accounts without asking their permission first. Experts say that violates NetSol's Registrar Accreditation Agreement with ICANN. Oddly enough, their actions brought more heat on .XYZ than on themselves.
DNJournal - Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 19:48
Domain Sales Explode With $3 Million Sale & Four 6-Figure Sales Logged Over Past 2 Weeks
Americans expect to see fireworks on July 4th but they arrived more than a month early in the domain aftermarket with the top five sales alone totaling more than $4 million over the past two weeks. This boom has actually been going on all year.
DNJournal - Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 12:3
Tooting the .XYZ Horn: Founder Daniel Negari Says His New gTLD Debuted With a Bang
.XYZ Founder Daniel Negari, whose TLD just entered general availability, has drawn attention by predicting .XYZ will have 1 million registrations in its first year and will be the "new" .com. Those audacious comments have put .XYZ under the critic’’s microscope.
DNJournal - Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 17:48
Curtain Comes Down on TRAFFIC West: Photos & Highlights from the Last 2 Days in Las Vegas
The T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West conference completed its 2014 run at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas with a Farewell Breakfast Saturday morning. We have all of the photos and highlights from the last day of business Friday through the final event this past weekend.
DNJournal - Monday, June 2, 2014 - 13:13
.CLUB Welcomes Another Entertainment Superstar - Demi Lovato - to the Club
As we are getting packed up to head home from the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West conference in Las Vegas we just got word that .CLUB has scored another celebrity coup. DEMI LOVATO has joined the club!
DNJournal - Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 10:21
Day 2 Photos & Highlights from the 2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West Conference in Las Vegas
The 2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West conference continued Thursday with the first full day of business at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. We have all of the photos and highlights including those from the official T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Party Thursday night,
DNJournal - Friday, May 30, 2014 - 21:0
Day 1 Photos & Highlights from the 2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West Conference in Las Vegas
The 2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West conference officially got underway Wednesday (May 28) at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas and we have all of the photos and highlights for you from the time registration opened, through the Opening Night Cocktail Party last night.
DNJournal - Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 11:15
Pre-Show Photos & Highlights from T.R.A.F.F.I.C West in Las Vegas
The 2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C West conference opens this evening with the traditional Welcome Cocktail Party at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, but early birds have been busy getting in some pre-show networking at T.R.A.F.F.I.C.'s poolside cabanas since Monday. We arrived Tuesday afternoon and gathered some photos and highlights from the e...
DNJournal - Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 13:32
Reflecting on America's Most Somber Holiday & Remembering Gavin Durni
Americans are observing one of the nation's most important holidays today - Memorial Day - a day devoted to honoring the men and women who gave their lives in military service for the United States. At DN Journal we are also remembering an industry colleague who left us much too soon.
DNJournal - Monday, May 26, 2014 - 14:21
TRAFFIC Adds Offer You Can't Refuse: Mob Lawyer/Legendary Mayor to Sign Free Books
The TRAFFIC West conference that opens Wednesday evening in Las Vegas continues to add special last minute attractions. The city's famous former mayor, criminal defense attorney & author Oscar Goodman will be there to sign free copies of his colorful biography for attendees.
DNJournal - Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 11:50 Sells for 250K + 50 Cent Helps Launch .CLUB & DNW Has an Offer You Can't Refuse
Today in the Lowdown at has sold for $250,000 - that's a LOT of carbs! Also, rap superstar 50 Cent helped launch .CLUB last night and Andrew Allemann offer a free guide to help you sell more domain names on the most popular marketplaces.
DNJournal - Friday, May 23, 2014 - 18:36
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Grants My Wish and Even Throws in a Couple of Autographed Guitars!
In a change of plans, hot rock band Otherwise, who records for Century Media Records, will play both acoustic and electric sets at the official T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Party next week. PLUS, they will be giving away a couple of autographed guitars!
DNJournal - Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 14:42

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