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.Kiwi Premium Domain Sales Top $250,000
The .Kiwi Registry is reporting for the firs time that they have sold over $250,000 in .Kiwi premium domain names. The total amount of sales including domains sold under NDA which comprised about $70,000 of the $250,000 in sales. .Kiwi is also listing some sales as “Undisclosed” as these domains were sold on the basis [&#...
The Domains - 55 min ago
The Google Penguin has become the Punisher
Has the Google Penguin become the punisher ? Eric Enge wrote a very good article on Search Engine Land that took a look at how punitive the Google Penguin really is. Enge expressed that he had a heavy heart with relation to the unforgiving nature of the Penguin. Enge gives those webmasters new to the […]
The Domains - 8 hr 11 min ago
Sedo Publishes 2014 First Half Domain Market Study: 35.9 Million In Sales
Sedo today announced the results of its First Half 2014 Domain Market Study, revealing domain industry trends and changes based on transactions in its marketplace. An infographic depicting findings from the study is available at During the first six months of 2014, Sedo powered 16,216 transactions worth a total of $35.9 million in sa...
The Domains - Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 11:47
1st Day Totals For New gTLD’s: .Reisen 2,262; .University 1,340; .Toys 1,320; .Town 590
Several new gTLD’s went into its first day of general availability GA) yesterday and according to ntldstats.com,here are the number of registrations after the first day of GA which include all Sunrise applications and those domains registered in the Early Access Program (EAP) Once again the total for this weeks new gTLD are les...
The Domains - Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 7:16
Owner Of UGN.com Forced to Defend UDRP Against Someone With No Trademark & No Proof
Talk about a waste of money. The owner of the domain name UGN.com just successfully defended a UDRP against UGN, Inc which was represented by Laura Petrolino of Arment Dietrich, Inc., Illinois The owner of the domain has owned it since at least 2001. Complainant had a trademark for the term UGN SOUND SOLUTIONS FOR […]
The Domains - Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 17:4
Stephen Colbert Grabs Sarah Palin Domain Name
Stephen Colbert scoops up Sarah Palin Domain Time magazine wrote about Stephen Colbert from Comedy Central registering TheSarahPalinChannel.com, the channel will parody the new SarahPalinChannel.com. The Sarah Palin channel will cost you $9.95/month or $99.95 for a one year subscription, the parody site of course will be free. Dan Ke...
The Domains - Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 16:39
Interlink Co., Ltd. Wins Community Priority Evaluation For The New gTLD .Osaka
Interlink Co., Ltd. Application for The New gTLD .Osaka just won its Community Priority Evaluation .Osaka has prevailed with its Community Priority Evaluation application getting 15 of the maximum 16 points. This means that GMO’s application for .Osaka will not move forward. Here is part of the decision: “Thank you for yo...
The Domains - Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 14:8
How Much Would You Spent For a 30M Meeting WIth Eric Schmidt of Google? Bidding Is At $8K
Bidding is now opened for a what is described as having “Coffee with Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, at Google in New York City.” “Sit down to coffee with Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, for 30 minutes at Google in New York City.” Bidding is underway at CharityBuzz.com, where there are ...
The Domains - Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 13:38
More rom ICANN Court Filing: Not Only Are ccTLD’s Not Property But They Don’t Belong To The Country
                Earlier we wrote about ICANN filing several motions to quash a federal court ruling that ccTLD registries could be seized to satisfy judgements against the underling country saying ccTLD’s are not considered property and therefore it can’t be attached by plaintiffs. We rea...
The Domains - Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 12:39
ICANN Responds To Seizure Order of The .IR Registry, saying ccTLD’s Are Not Property
A couple of weeks ago we told you that the attorney for the victims of a terrorist attack got a federal court to order the seizure of the .IR domain registry which is the ccTLD for Iran to help satisfy a judgement the victims  held  against the republic of Iran. Yesterday ICANN (The Internet Corporation […]
The Domains - Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 9:29
HardRock, BMW, Starbucks, BretMichaels & God All .Rocks, Here are the first .Rocks Registrations
.Rocks which goes live into general availability on August 6th meaning domains will be available to be registered on a first come first serve basis has a little over 200 domains which were registered in Sunrise  (Trademark holders) and in the Early Access Program (EAP) for those who were willing to pay a higher fee for early […]
The Domains - Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 8:57
Flipkart Raises $1billion in funding – Largest ever for an Indian Internet Company
You may recall a little while back there were all those Flipkart domain purchases in various cctlds, well the company certainly could afford it as they have just completed the largest funding ever by an Indian Internet company. flipkart.ca May 2014 5,000.00 EUR Sedo flipkart.cn April 2014 5,000.00 EUR Sedo flipkart.co.za May 2014 5,0...
The Domains - Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 8:29
ICM Registry Operator of .XXX Wins Rights to The New gTLD .Sex
ICM Registry the operator of the .XXX registry has won the right to operate the .Sex new gTLD. The other applicant for .Sex, Internet Marketing Solutions Limited has withdrawn their application, leaving ICM’s the lone applicant for .Sex. ICM also is the only applicant for the new gTLD’s .adult and .porn The only caveat on...
The Domains - Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 1:14
Founder of Diapers.com Buys Jet.com From Chernoff, Backed By $55 Million To Take On Amazon
            Recode.net, just published a post entitled “The CEO Who Sold Diapers.com to Amazon Raises $55 Million to Challenge Amazon Again” Marc Lore, the former CEO and founder of Diapers.com, which the parent company Quidsi, was sold to Amazon in 2011 for $550 million, has raised $55 milli...
The Domains - Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 13:14
Sedo Transactions Total $1.9M But Only 5 .Com’s Sell For 5 Figures
  Over the past week, 569 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.9 Million 52% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: lurk.com at 18,000 GBP · Top ccTLD: liberty.ch at 21,000 EUR · Top “other” TLD: europe.org at 23,000 […]
The Domains - Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 11:54
.Toys Launches Wed: O.Toys; Educational.Toys; Pool.Toys, Christmas.Toys Already Registered
.Toys which goes into general availability tomorrow Wednesday July 30th A .Toys non-premium domain registration is priced at $39.95 at Godaddy. We went through the zone file for .Toys and found the more interesting domain names taken in Sunrise (for trademark holders) and during the Early Access Program (EAP) where people can get ear...
The Domains - Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:39
DomainHoldings.com Reports Amost $10M in Domain Name Sales In Q2
Domain Holdings issued its domain sales report for the second quarter of 2014 reporting  almost $10,000,000 USD in sales. These results are not just a testimony of success for our team but further acknowledgment that our brand continues to earn trust around the world. During Q2 we celebrated a lot of success but also introduced [R...
The Domains - Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:11
The Village Voice Covers .NYC: Landrush Auctions Will Be in 5 & 6 Figures
The Village Voice just covered the new .NYC domain names and quotes Gerardo Aristizabal who runs the domain registrar Hello NYC who predicts that Landrush auctions will produce bids at least to the tens of thousands of dollars,” “Two or three might reach six figures.” The blog post is entitled:”Lost Out on Sex...
The Domains - Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 9:41
Key-Systems To Donate 30 Euro For 1st 1,000 .Hiv Domain Registrations
Key-Systems GmbH announced today that it will support the dotHIV initiative with a fundraising for the start of .hiv. The domain registrar will donate 30 Euro to the dotHIV association for each of the first 1,000 .hiv domains that is registered in the first six months after the Sunrise starts via the in-house retail portal […]
The Domains - Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 8:50
Spain Passes The “Google” Tax – How it will work no one is really sure
Spain Passes The Google Tax Spain passed a law that will give Spanish newspaper publishers the right to get paid from any site that links to them with what they deem a ” meaningful ” description of the content. It is important to note that this law does not apply to all publishers in Spain, […]
The Domains - Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 5:26

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