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No, You Can’t Even Lease A .NYC Domain Name To Someone Outside New York
On the 4th of August, .NYC entered the landrush phase that will remain open until October 3, 2014 at 15:00. .NYC has a pretty strict Nexus policy that only allows people and businesses with a valid psychical New York address … Continue reading → - Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 14:55
New gTLD 1st Day Registrations: .dental 1971, .clinic 1447, .care 1395, .surgery 536
Here are the domain name registration results of this week’s 4 New gTLD launches: Yesterday, 13th of August, 4 Donuts New gTLDs went out of the EAP pricing and into the real (reg fee) general availability: .Care, .Clinic, .Dental, .Surgery. … Continue reading → - Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 11:40
Archeo 2nd Quarter Sales:,,
Archeo ( published its 2nd quarter 2014 sales and newsletter: What is a GEO/LOCAL domain? Archeo is focusing on their US related “GEO/LOCAL” domains and how these domains can help businesses. They also included some fun sales information about the … Continue reading → - Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 9:50
.Vegas Visits The Las Vegas City Hall (video)
Earlier this week .Vegas CFO Dusty Trevino and CTO Sky Trevino sat down with Nancy Byrne at the Las Vegas City Hall for a Google+ Hangout to talk top level domains. In this quick video they touch on some of … Continue reading → - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 15:38
Verisign New gTLD Usage Analysis: Is It Too Soon To Have It?
Verisign published a blog post called “Website Usage Analysis in the New gTLDs” by Andy Simpson featuring an analysis of all second-level domains registered in new gTLDs according to published zone files on June 29, 2014. My comment on this … Continue reading → - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:54
Archeo Launches New Domain Name Blog
Archeo, Inc., a division of Marchex, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHX), today announced the launch of its blog, which is aimed at helping new businesses navigate how to build their brands online. “Acquiring the right domain is the first and most crucial … Continue reading → - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 7:43
Tucows Reports Strong Results From Wireless Services And Drops Domains From 2006
Tucows Inc. today reported strong financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Elliot Noss, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tucows Inc. said that “We continue to see steady performance from our Domains Services business. Notably, Wholesale Domains … Continue reading → - Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 16:30
Donuts: “.COM has become diluted and meaningless. It adds nothing to an identity.”
Donuts, a New gTLD registry with more than 200 strings already released or coming soon, posted an article on it’s official blog with the title “The Importance of Semantics and Affinity, and the Meaninglessness of .COM”. The article has many … Continue reading → - Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 14:15
Updated New gTLD Auction Schedule From ICANN
The New gTLD Auction Schedule is updated as of 11 August 2014. This version is updated to reflect the 2015 Auction Dates for January, February, and March. Also reflected is the finalization of the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework as … Continue reading → - Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 12:23
New ICANN Infographic: The IANA Functions
ICANN released a new IANA Functions Infographic which explains how the core IANA functions allow users like you to access the Internet. The revised infographic incorporates feedback from the community. - Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 8:40
5 Million Domain Names Added To The Internet In The 1st Quarter Of 2014
VeriSign, Inc. today announced five million domain names were added to the Internet in the first quarter of 2014, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 276 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of March 31, … Continue reading → - Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 4:11
Minds + Machines Registrar Security Breach
I was informed by a reader that there was a security breach today at the Minds + Machines registrar. An email was sent at approximately 12:00 UTC on August 11, 2014 from one of the Minds + Machines customer support … Continue reading → - Monday, August 11, 2014 - 18:22
Top 10 Posts In July At
July was another great month for in terms of views and visitors. About 600 comments were made by readers. The most popular subject by far was Go Daddy with the number 1 post and one other related post in … Continue reading → - Monday, August 11, 2014 - 16:55
New gTLD Weekly Review: .Vegas, .Tax, .Cash, .Fund, .Investments
This week 4 New gTLDs enter General Availability and another 4 New gTLDs enter the EAP General Availability. Donuts enters EAP General Availability for the following 4 New gTLDs on Wednesday, August 13th 2014: .Tax, .Cash, .Fund, .Investments. These 4 … Continue reading → - Monday, August 11, 2014 - 13:15
.Organic Launches Exclusively For Certified Organic Goods And Services Providers
Afilias announced that August 6, 2014, is the sunrise start date for its newest generic top-level domain (gTLD): .ORGANIC. The .ORGANIC domain will be exclusively for organic goods and services providers that are certified or otherwise meet .ORGANIC eligibility requirements  … Continue reading → - Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:21
ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver To 4 European Registrars
ICANN granted data retention waiver to 4 European registrars: MAILCLUB SAS 1API GmbH ingenit GmbH & Co. KG Registry Gate GmbH The 4 registrars submitted to ICANN a Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request pursuant to Section 3 of the Data … Continue reading → - Monday, August 11, 2014 - 5:24
Sedo sells 632 domains for $1.7 million: $25k, 15k Euro, $1,900
In the past week (July 28 to August 3), 632 (569 last week) transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.7 million ($1.9m last week). Only 158 (179 last week) domains from the 632 were reported by Sedo. … Continue reading → - Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 12:27
Namejet Sells 82 Domains For $510k: $36k, $25,500, $23k
Namejet released it’s July 2014 domain name auctions report. Namejet sold 82 (69 last month) domains for $509,926 ($368,421 last month). Namejet only reports domains that were sold for $2,000 or more. I am sure that the bulk amount of … Continue reading → - Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 13:13
Latest Flippa Sales: $9,975, $3,555
Highest sale this week at Flippa was the domain name that sold for $9,975. This week’s top Flippa sales includes 3 domain name portfolios of .info, .xyz and .co domains. Post-Auction Negotiation was the method of sale for 3 domains … Continue reading → - Friday, August 8, 2014 - 17:53
Get Better Google Ranking With HTTPS
Google announced that it gives better ranking to strong security. So if your website is serving web pages over HTTPS and using SSL certificates you will have an advantage. Here are some basic tips to get started: Decide the kind … Continue reading → - Friday, August 8, 2014 - 13:7

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