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Verisign Q1 2014 Report: 128.5 million .com and .net domains, 4% increase from Q1 2013
VeriSign, Inc., the global leader in domain names, today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2014. First Quarter GAAP Financial Results VeriSign, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Verisign”) reported revenue of $249 million for the first quarter of 2014, up … Continue reading → - 7 hr 47 min ago
How I won the domain 4 years after I backordered it…
This is how I backordered the domain name on Namejet back in 2010 only to win an auction last week! Back in 2010 I sold the similar domain on Sedo for 6000 Euro (minus a 10%, 600 Euro, … Continue reading → - 14 hr 31 min ago
Tucows Live on SedoMLS Network
SedoMLS Network Now Bringing 17 Million Premium Domains to Third Largest Registrar’s Leading Reseller Channel. Sedo, the world’s largest domain marketplace and monetization provider, today announced that Tucows, one of the leading global providers of domain names and other Internet … Continue reading → - 17 hr 8 min ago
ICANN sends notice of breach to
Please be advised that as of 14 April 2014, Namebay SAM (“Na mebay”) is in breach of its Registrar Accreditation Agreement (“RAA”) with the Internet Corporati on for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) dated 23 September 2009 (“RAA”). These breaches r esult from: 1.   Failure to take reasonable steps to investigate claimed Who is in... - 18 hr 5 min ago
NameJet partners with Rightside Registry to auction 20 .DANCE premium domain names
NameJet partners with Rightside Registry to offer these 20 .DANCE premium domain names like and Each of the domains are priced with low reserves and will sell. The auction starts on the 16th of May 2014. This is … Continue reading → - 19 hr 50 min ago
General Availability Started Today: .agency, .bargains, .boutique, .cheap, .zone
Donuts entered EAP general availability for the following 5 New gTLDs today: .agency, .bargains, .boutique, .cheap and .zone .Agency seems to have some potential, .cheap is on the wrong side, boutique and .zone seems like too restricted and .bargains I … Continue reading → - Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 0:6
Public Interest Registry Announces Sunrise Period For New Devanagari, Cyrillic and Chinese Domain...
Public Interest Registry – the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain – today launched the first registration phase, known as the Sunrise Period, for its three new Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs). Qualified domain trademark holders can now submit applications for … Continue reading → - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:43
Frank Schilling comments on Uniregistry, New gTLDs and the affiliate program
Frank Schilling made a couple of comments in the past couple of weeks that I think are worth reading if you missed them. The first one was on my post “How To Use: Uniregistry Affiliate Plus Program and Integration“: … Continue reading → - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 13:6
Jeff Sass of .Club domains, Keynote Video at DomainFest 2014
Jeff Sass, CMO of .Club domains, explains how the new gTLD’s will change the brand marketing landscape and create opportunities for domain investors at DomainFest 2014 held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in L.A on April 1st, 2014. The keynote … Continue reading → - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:45
Rook Media Acquires’s DomainSponsor Monetization Business, an innovative technology company that owns and operates a portfolio of websites and mobile apps in travel, retail and consumer finance, today announced that Rook Media, Europe’s largest domain monetization platform, has acquired its DomainSponsor monetization business. Terms of … Continue reading → - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 8:21
ICANN Appoints Fifth New gTLD Data Escrow Agent
Escrow4All B.V. has been approved by ICANN to provide data escrow services to new gTLD Registry Operators. All new gTLD Registry Operators are required to regularly deposit a backup copy of their TLD registration data through one of the approved … Continue reading → - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:15
ICANN sends notice of breach to
Please be advised that as of 9 April 2014, Homestead Limited  dba (“Namevault”) is in breach of its Registrar Accreditation Agreement (“RAA”) wit h the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) dated 8 August 2013 (“RAA”). was also sent a notice of breach last year. These breaches resul... - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 18:8
24 more New gTLDs were delegated: .college, .engineering, .media, .university, .gop, .yokohama
ICANN announced that 24 more New gTLDs were delegated for a total of 225 new gTLD strings. Here are some of the more important of the 24 new gTLDs: .college,  .engineering, .media, .university, .gop and .yokohama. Check out the Launch … Continue reading → - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 11:8
Thank you all for the 200,000 page views on
My blog reached a milestone with 200,000 page views during the weekend. Nearly 85,000 page views have been served in the past 5 months. I started the blog in July 2012 and then stopped blogging in 2013 for a … Continue reading → - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 10:23
Afternic/Go Daddy Weekly Domain Sales: $20k, $17,650 (4-6-14 to 4-12-14)
Afternic and Go Daddy published their combined weekly domain name sales. The total sales for week 4-6-14 to 4-12-14 were $2.065.279. A lot of domains sales were not reported because the seller and/or buyer asked Afternic/Godaddy to keep the sale confidential. … Continue reading → - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 4:13 sells for $65,100 at a Namejet auction
The domain name was sold for $65,100 in a public auction at Namejet. There were  323 bidders in the auction. There was no reserve. valued the domain at $142,000. The domain was registered in 1995 and was auctioned … Continue reading → - Monday, April 21, 2014 - 18:4
How can I research a domain that I may want to purchase?
Google’s Matt Cutts was asked a question at Google Webmasters about buying a domain name: Question: How can we check to see if a domain (bought from a registrar) was previously in trouble with Google? I recently bought, and unbeknownst … Continue reading → - Monday, April 21, 2014 - 15:5
Would you like some weed (.farm)?
I was only after 3 domain names from Donuts 3 new gTLD strings this week that were .farm, .codes and .viajes. I got one and I am happy with that. Judging from the zone files there was not a lot … Continue reading → - Monday, April 21, 2014 - 12:38
Sedo sells 620 domains worth $1.3 million: $200k, $15k (Apr 6 to Apr 12)
In the past week (Apr 6 to Apr 12), 620 (660 last week) transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.3 million ($1.3m last week). Only 209 (248 last week) domains from the 620 were reported by Sedo. … Continue reading → - Monday, April 21, 2014 - 3:26
Namejet sells 74 domains for $404k in March 2014 – $66k, $22k
Namejet released it’s March 2014 domain name auctions report. Namejet sold 74 domains for $404,498 in March 2014. Namejet only reports domains that were sold for $2,000 or more. I am sure that the bulk amount of sales are below this … Continue reading → - Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 4:53

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