WordPress gets more aggressive with cybersquatting complaints
WordPress Foundation files cybersquatting complaints…and wins. WordPress Foundation appears to be more aggressively going after people that use WordPress in their domain names. The group has won six cybersquatting complaints in the past month. In all cases, it seems that WordPress was going after operating websites using the Wo...
Domain Name Wire - 15 hr 29 min ago
10 Notable NameJet sales in April
A great deal on a three letter domain name and more notable sales. It’s time for my monthly look at notable sales over at NameJet. NameJet recorded 187 sales over $2,000 last month. Here are some that are worth discussion. Rod.com $45,600 – The buyer of this domain should be thankful that the Chinese don’t […]...
Domain Name Wire - 17 hr 5 min ago
Next round of new TLDs might be in 2020
It’s going to be a while. Want to apply for your own top level domain name in the next round? You might be able to…in 2020. But no one ever lost money betting on delays at ICANN. Speaking at World Summit on the Information Society, Akram Atallah, President of ICANN’s Global Domains Division, suggested 2020 […]...
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 17:16
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Domain name revenue barely budges at GoDaddy
Domain names represent slow growth at GoDaddy. GoDaddy (NYSE:GDDY) reported its first quarter results today, and it’s no wonder the company has diversified out of the core domain name market. The company had first quarter revenue of $433.7 million, up 15.3% year over year and 2% quarter over quarter. Its domain name revenue hit...
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 16:44
What domain names the National Rifle Association and others bought last week
The NRA picks up a .tv domain name. Sedo’s sales came back down to earth over the past week, with 554 transactions totaling $1.2 million. The National Rifle Association (NRA) was among the groups buying domain names. It picked up NRA.tv. In another notable purchase, Data storage giant EMC, which is being acquired by Dell, [R...
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 15:5
The .Com Report: Uniregistry winning in transfers
Uniregistry continues to win transfers from other domain name registrars. ICANN has published the latest .com transactions report from registry Verisign, showing official results from January. Uniregistry won the transfer game with the most net inbound transfers. On the new registrations side, GoDaddy saw a seasonal jump in January, ...
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 12:3
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CentralNic to nuke a handful of pseudo-domain names
GB.com among domain names that will no longer operate like a registry. CentralNic (LSE:CNIC) is going to terminate a handful of third level domain name options it offered to registrants the same way second level domain names are registered. Domains registered under .AR.COM, .GB.COM, .HU.COM, .KR.COM, .QC.COM, .NO.COM, .SE.COM, AND .U...
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 10:54
5 Epic Star Wars Day Tributes (and cheap domains from NameCheap)
This is a sponsored post from our friends at NameCheap. It’s Star Wars Day! Last year Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke all kinds of records with its debut. It was such an amazing way to continue the saga we all know and love. If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and […] The post 5 Epic Star Wars Day Tributes ...
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 9:42
Former GoDaddy counsel Christine Jones running for Congress
Jones tries her hand at the House of Representatives. Former GoDaddy chief counsel and executive vice president Christine Jones is running for United States Congress, she announced today. She’s running as a republican in Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, House of Representatives. That seat is currently held by republican ...
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 12:14
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Two-letter AT.properties domain name saved in UDRP
Company that uses atproperties.com wanted the “domain hack”. Illinois real estate company @Properties has failed to get the domain name AT.properties in a UDRP. @Properties uses the domain name atproperties.com, and also registered atproperties in multiple top level domains, including .cc, .condos and .rentals. But it neg...
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 9:59
CentralNic hits 4 million new top level domain names
XYZ and Radix propel CentralNic’s registry growth. CentralNic now has over 4 million domain names on its new top level domain registry services platform, the company announced today. It provides registry services to .xyz, which accounts for about three-quarters of the total. Its other major client (volume-wise) is Radix. Radix ...
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 9:34
Donuts makes first investment through Donuts Labs
Donuts’ first investment is in a geofencing company. Top level domain name company Donuts has made the first of what promises to be many investments through its new Donuts Labs program. Through Donuts Labs, the company is putting its capital and registry knowledge to work by investing in emerging technologies that promote new u...
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 9:0
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SportAccord council member on U.S. Sanctions List is replaced
Ilyumzhinov removed from council list. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has been removed from a list of SportAccord Council members published on the .sport domain applicant’s website. It appears he was replaced by another member. Domain Name Wire published a story last month about how Ilyumzhinov was listed on the U.S. Specially Designated N...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, May 2, 2016 - 16:27
DomainTools CEO Tim Chen – DNW Podcast #82
CEO sits in the hot seat to explain DomainTools’ big account changes. The domain name investing community was up in arms last week after DomainTools announced big changes to its subscription plans by raising prices and limiting searches. On this week’s episode, DomainTools CEO Tim Chen explains the evolution of the compan...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, May 2, 2016 - 11:30
What domain names are in demand? A buyer broker speaks.
Bill Sweetman analyzes his 500 most recent buy requests. If you want to understand what type of domain names are in demand, a good person to talk with is someone who buys domains on behalf of clients. One of these people is Bill Sweetman of Name Ninja. Last week he posted data on the 500 […] The post What domain names are in de...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, May 2, 2016 - 9:32
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Verisign on 2016 expectations and IDNs
Company warns Q4 might see a drop, says more IDNs on the way. Verisign held its quarterly investor call yesterday after announcing another quarter of better-than-usual results. The company added 2.65 million net additions in .com and .net, above its predicted 1.5 to 2.0 million net adds. After predicting normalization of registration...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 9:34
Verisign signs deal with China’s CNNIC for real name verification
Group that operates .CN will assist Verisign with identity verification of .com and .net registrants. Verisign has signed an agreement with China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) for real name verification. Back in December, I wrote about how the Chinese government was going to begin enforcing real name verification on reg...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, April 29, 2016 - 9:9
Verisign has a new term for dropcatchers: scavengers
XYZ/Verisign dispute goes on as “scavengers” snap up expired domains. Verisign has filed a reply (pdf) to XYZ’s brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals over the .com giant’s false advertising charges. As you may recall, Verisign says XYZ falsely inflated its success and disparaged .com. Verisign’s reply brief...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 17:59
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Verisign has another amazing quarter
.Com and .net continue to surge for Verisign. Verisign (NYSE:VRSN) reported Q1 results after the bell today. It had another strong quarter, topping its forecast for net domain name additions. It expected 1.5 to 2.0 million net adds in the quarter. It hit 2.65 million, suggesting that the surge in Chinese domain investing in Q4 [̷...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 16:18
GoDaddy files patents for Domain Title and Fast Transfer
Company wants patents for verifying a domain’s title history and for its Fast Transfer system. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published two patent applications today that were filed by GoDaddy. The first is for a way to determine title of a domain name and the likelihood that it has a bad title, either due […] The p...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 11:30

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