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Uniregistry to Sponsor T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West 2014 at Las Vegas
Uniregistry will be sponsoring the luncheon on May 29th at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West 2014 at Las Vegas. Here is the announcement from Rick Schwartz: T.R.A.F.F.I.C. is excited to announce that Frank Schilling’s UNIREGISTRY will be sponsoring the luncheon on Thursday, May 29th, at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. … Continue reading → - 2 hr 17 min ago
EURid will be the registry of the .eu top-level domain for the next 5 years
EURid has been confirmed as the registry manager of the .eu top-level domain for the next five years, with the European Commission Decision (2014/207/EU), published in the Official Journal of the European Union (L109). “We feel honored to have been … Continue reading → - 9 hr 37 min ago
Looking to buy .red, .blue and .pink domain names? Here are the registrars…
The New gTLDs .red, .blue and .pink launched today by Afilias. The .BLUE, .RED, .PINK general availability period opened at 16:00:00 UTC on April 17, 2014. A lot of people complained that they couldn’t find what registrars are offering these … Continue reading → - 22 hr 26 min ago
General Availability Started Yesterday: .Codes, .Farm and .Viajes
Donuts entered EAP general availability for the following 3 New gTLDs yesterday: .Codes, .Farm and .Viajes (travel in Spanish). This seem like a slow week for Donuts with weak strings. I don’t know the Spanish market so I am not … Continue reading → - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:7
Future Media Architects (FMA) is dropping 2737 3-letter .info domain names
Future Media Architects, Inc. (FMA) owned by domainer Thunayan K AL-Ghanim (aka “Elequa”) is dropping thousands of 3 letter .info. FMA owns domain name such as,,, and I read a comment by Mark about thousands … Continue reading → - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:51
New gTLDs reach 500,000 domain name registrations (.link is at 20,000 but…)
New gTLDs surpassed 500,000 domain name registrations today reaching 531,665 registrations with the help of 5 Uniregistry new gtlds that launched yesterday and .buzz. Here are their first day registration numbers: buzz  796 gift  4894 guitars  513 link  20050 photo … Continue reading → - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 8:43
The Italian Registry (.it) published their ‘Yearbook 2013′
The Italian Registry (.it) have published their ‘Yearbook 2013′ covering the events of the Registry over 2013.  Click to open the Yearbook. is born, the first quarterly report by .it Registry, with the most important facts and figures … Continue reading → - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 4:8
Fake Trademarks Stealing Generic Domains In New gTLD Sunrises
Have you heard of “What Box Holdings“, “Plan Bee LLC” and “Thomas A. Brackey II“? If you are looking to buy a New gTLD domain name you probably have. They managed to register more than 300 premium generic domain names … Continue reading → - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 14:15
Meet the suckers that paid $2500 for each of their .Rich domain names (
The .Rich New gTLD entered general availability last week (April 10). No one noticed because no one is buying .rich domains. And the reason is that the registration and renewal cost is set at about $2500 retail. ( has a … Continue reading → - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:43
Applicant Auction announces suggested schedule for 8 future private gTLD Auctions
Applicant Auction, that offers private auctions for resolving gTLD contention, claims they are getting an increasing number of requests from applicants who want to avoid the ICANN Last Resort auction. A common question is: What is my last chance to … Continue reading → - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 7:48
10 Heartbleed Articles You Need To Read If You Are A Domainer
This is a collection of 10 articles from mainly domain name related blogs and publications covering the effect of the Heartbleed bug on registrars, registries, ICANN, and pretty much all the websites we use everyday. Heartbleed bug: Which Domain Registrars … Continue reading → - Monday, April 14, 2014 - 17:26
New gTLD Registries Allowed To Register 100 Domains To 3rd Parties Before Sunrise For Promotion
The Qualified Launch Program (QLP) Addendum is available for new gTLD registry operators as of 10 April 2014. The QLP Addendum allows a registry operator to register up to 100 domain names to third parties prior to the Sunrise Period … Continue reading → - Monday, April 14, 2014 - 15:9
.Guru reaches 50,000 domain name registrations
The .guru New gTLD was the first string to reach 50,000 registrations last night. The total number of domain names of all new gTLDs is at 481,773. The number is higher if you count the domain names that don’t appear … Continue reading → - Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:46
Sedo sells 660 domains worth $1.3 million: $60k, $22k (Mar 31 to Apr 6)
In the past week (Mar 31 to Apr 6), 660 (737 last week) transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.3 million ($1.2m last week). Only 248 (277 last week) domains from the 660 were reported by Sedo. … Continue reading → - Monday, April 14, 2014 - 6:28
Afternic/Go Daddy Weekly Domain Sales: $39,200, $32k (3-31-14 to 4-6-14)
Afternic and Go Daddy published their combined weekly domain name sales. The total sales for week 3-31-14 to 4-6-14 were $2.042.237. A lot of domains sales were not reported because the seller and/or buyer asked Afternic/Godaddy to keep the sale confidential. … Continue reading → - Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 6:22
Fadi Chehadé: U.S. government removes ICANN’s training wheels
Fadi Chehadé, ICANN President and CEO, posted an article at his ICANN blog. Basically he says that the U.S. government believes that ICANN and IANA are ready to run without the US supervision. The U.S. government came to the conclusion … Continue reading → - Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 13:59
NameJet running a Media Options auction:,,,
NameJet is pleased to be offering these featured domains in auction from Media Options. This exclusive list of 113 domain names includes many premium 3 character domains like,,, and many others. Media Options is an … Continue reading → - Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 4:43
New gTLD Domain Sales: 1 sold for $12,500+, 2 for $3,000+ and 20 for $1,200+ (
This past week the following 5 Donuts New gTLDs entered general availability with EAP: .international, .coffee, .house, .solar and .florist. The total Donuts EAP purchases from the first 3 EAP days is at about $42,500 or more depending on the … Continue reading → - Friday, April 11, 2014 - 12:41
.VG: Zone re-delegated – New registrations possible as of May 12
The .VG zone has been re-delegated to the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Virgin Islands (TRC). This re-delegation is related to the dispute with the former registry operator Meridian TLD that operated the .VG registry without the consent of the authorities … Continue reading → - Friday, April 11, 2014 - 10:22
Infographic: 271 million domain names registered worldwide
Here is the infographic Verisign published announcing that 5 million domain names were added to the Internet in Q4 of 2013, bringing the registered domain names to a total of 271 million worldwide. Compared to last year, worldwide registrations have grown … Continue reading → - Friday, April 11, 2014 - 7:48

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