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Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 17:17
.Science soars to 10,000 registrations in three hours
Famous Four’s latest launch is off to a fast start. Famous Four Media launched the .Science top level domain name this morning, and registration activity has been brisk so far. At roughly three hours after launch, 9,680 .science domain names have been registered. The company expects the number to top 10,000 within the next half...
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 13:1
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Oh my, Verisign is actually scared of new top level domains!
Company sues .XYZ and claims its marketing is hurting .com. If you listen to any of Verisign’s quarterly investor calls, you’ll often hear analysts asking what new TLDs are doing to .com. Well, new TLDs are creating confusion, the company says. That confusion isn’t really hurting .com. Maybe .net gets caught up in t...
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 9:55
Minds + Machines reports numbers, including $36M from auctions
Big 2014 numbers from losing auctions, but domain registration revenue starting to grow. Minds + Machines released some preliminary numbers for 2014 today. It can be summarized as: it pulled in a lot of cash from losing auctions, and registrations of its domains picked toward the end of the year as it released more of […]
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 9:19
Expire.com launches as dutch auction for domain names
Domain name prices start at $500 and drop from there. The team behind HugeDomains, DropCatch.com and NameBright launched a new service called Expire.com today. It has nothing to do with expired domains, however. The name refers to domain name buying opportunities that are about to “expire” (i.e. end). Expire.com runs dutc...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, February 23, 2015 - 16:0
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Quickly developing domains with Bruce Marler – DNW Podcast #21
Learn how you can quickly develop your domain names into web businesses. Want to develop your domain names into websites? Bruce Marler has done it on a number of domains. In this episode he explains his process for building out sites, including how he built a starter site on credit.club in just four hours, including […]
Domain Name Wire - Monday, February 23, 2015 - 11:31
Domain Holdings sells $8.1 million of domain names in Q4
Company brokered over $30 million worth of domain names last year. Domain Holdings reported today that it sold $8.1 million worth of domain names last quarter, bringing its 2014 tally to $31.0 million. The fourth quarter number was down slightly from a strong Q2 and Q3 ($9.9M and $9.6M, respectively) but still strong compared to [...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, February 23, 2015 - 11:6
NamesCon sets dates and early bird special for 2016 show
NamesCon sets dates for 2016 and offer $199 tickets. It seems like just last month that the domain name industry converged on Las Vegas for NamesCon 2015. Oh yeah, it was last month. Yet NamesCon has already announced dates for its 2016 show, which will take place January 10-13 in Las Vegas. Tickets are 80% […]
Domain Name Wire - Monday, February 23, 2015 - 9:21
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DNW has been refreshed — take a look
The site looks similar, but it should run better. You might not notice anything different when you visit Domain Name Wire today. But under the hood, the site has been completely redone. It should now load faster and work better in more browsers, with better responsiveness for mobile devices. If you experience any glitches or […...
Domain Name Wire - Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 21:5
Guy takes third stab at MySchool.com with lawsuit
Owner of MySchool411.com really wants MySchool.com, preferably without paying for it. If at first you don’t succeed, try try again. That’s apparently Joseph Carpenter’s belief. Carpenter runs the site MySchool411.com. He filed a UDRP against MySchool.com in 2010 and lost. He filed another one last year and lost agai...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, February 20, 2015 - 16:49
So I got a call from Register.com this week…
Registrar called about a renewal, and it was strange. If you have any domain names at a Web.com registrar (Register.com and Network Solutions), you know the company is big on marketing to its customer base. You literally get one email every day from the company, promoting everything from search engine optimization to Facebook pages. ...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, February 20, 2015 - 11:12
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Brand.com domain name goes back on the market
Company that acquired domain name in 2013 is changing business models. The owner of Brand.com, which bought the domain name for $500,000 in 2013, is putting the domain name back on the market. ReputationChanger.com acquired the domain name in 2013 and rebranded as simply Brand.com. Now Brand.com is changing its business focus to a ne...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, February 20, 2015 - 9:34
Highlights from Rightside Q4 investor call
Domain name company Rightside (NASDAQ: NAME) reported results today. Rightside reported fourth quarter and full year financials for 2014 after the bell today. The company had earnings of $1.5M for Q4, and adjusted EBITDA of $0.6M. For the year it turned in a net loss of ($1.9M) and adjusted EBITDA of ($3.1M). I just listened […...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 17:51
gTLD Food Truck coming to Austin during SXSW
Sedo to promote top level domain name choices during SXSW. Sedo is bringing its “gTLD frozen yogurt” marketing idea to Austin next month during the SXSW conference. The company partnered with registries for a similar program during dmexco in Cologne last September. Sedo served frozen yogurt with toppings, and the toppings...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 14:32
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How to Get the Lowest Prices at GoDaddy
GoDaddy has a bunch of pricing tiers and discounts. The best deal depends a lot on the size of your domain name portfolio. If you’re a domainer, you shouldn’t be paying list price for domain name registrations at GoDaddy (or any registrar, for that matter). Since a lot of readers use GoDaddy, I thought it […]
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 12:32
39 more End User domain name sales
39 recent end user domain name sales at Sedo. Over the past week, Sedo’s network sold 538 domains totaling $1.2 million. As usual, I’ve done some research and compiled this list of 39 transactions where I’ve detected a specific end user. Some domains actually sold during a prior week but have only just emerged from ...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 9:50
.Top domain apparently using spam to get to the Top
New TLD registry sends spam to people who have registered other new TLDs. How do you get attention for your new top level domain name in a crowded field? One new top level domain name company has apparently resorted to sending lots of unsolicited email — and likely scraping Whois to do it. .Top is […]
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 12:29
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Amazon goes big on city .Delivery domain names
Company registers major city domain names in new .delivery top level domain name. Amazon.com is obsessed with improving delivery, from its local locker pickup to Sunday delivery to delivery by drone. So perhaps it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that the company registered a bunch of city.delivery domain names when they became...
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 11:45
Domain definitions: FLD for “Free Level Domain”
Joseph Peterson suggests a new term for what we frequently call “second level domains”…because second level isn’t always accurate. Last month I suggested the term nTLD to categorize certain domain names. This month I’d like to suggest a name for domain names that you and I can register at a domain name r...
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 10:5
Donuts launches Name.Kitchen to market new domains
Site promotes alternatives to .com domain names. Donuts, the largest new top level domain name company, promised it would rev up its marketing in 2015. Here’s one example of that, in the form of content marketing: Name.Kitchen. The new site has articles and ideas about new domain names and promises: …a kitchen atmosphere ...
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 16:11
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Xixia.com at $19k and other NameJet Expired Domain Name Sales
Reviewing the past week of expired domain name sales at NameJet. China reclaims the top spot among this past week’s expired domain auctions at NameJet. For 12 out of the past 30 weeks, the top sale (out of the auctions I’ve covered) has been attributable to the Chinese domain market. Last week, CarAds.com reigned supreme....
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 11:50
NameBio upgraded with key new comps feature
Upgraded domain name sales database makes it easier to find comps when buying and selling domain names. Domain name sales database NameBio.com has been overhauled, and one of the new features should prove useful when searching for sales comps for domain name sales. Adam Strong brought in domainer and developer Michael Sumner to assis...
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 9:23
Watch Daniel Negari discuss new TLDs on NBC Bay Area
Negari goes on NBC’s Press:Here to discuss .xyz and new top level domains. Just over one year ago ICANN’s Akram Atallah went on NBC Bay Area’s Press:Here show to discuss new top level domain names. The same program interviewed .XYZ founder Daniel Negari in a show published Friday. You can see the interview below. (D...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, February 16, 2015 - 15:17
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Just how much did .Blog and .Store sell for?
Here’s a rough idea. On Friday I wrote about Minds + Machines and its payoff for losing the .blog and .store domain name auctions. Primer Nivel won the auction for .blog and Radix walked home with .Store. How much did they pay for these domain names? We don’t know for sure based on the data […]
Domain Name Wire - Monday, February 16, 2015 - 11:58
.XYZ and new TLDs with Daniel Negari – DNW Podcast #20
How .XYZ became the most registered new top level domain name. Daniel Negari’s .XYZ domain name is the most registered new top level domain name by far, with about 800,000 registrations. But this hasn’t come without controversy. In this episode, Daniel talks about that controversy, how he got started with domain names, wh...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, February 16, 2015 - 11:29

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