Yahoo Beats Estimates and Stock Pops After Hours Yahoo was up after hours as the company showed growth for the first time in a year. Yahoo posted earnings of $0.38 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion in the first quarter, just beating Wall Street estimates for earnings of $0.37 a share on revenue of $1.08 billion. The Wall Street Journal reported: […]
The Domains - 3 hr 30 min ago
Mr.Berkens Regs The First Uniregistry Domain of the Day on What Was A Busy Day It was a busy day today for Frank Schilling and his company Uniregistry, as five uncontested strings went live at around 12 noon Eastern time. The strings that went live today were the following: .Pics, .Photo, .Gift, .Link and .Guitars. Out the gate at 12:03 Frank tweeted: .photo past 1000 — Frank Schilling (@Frank_Schilling) April ...
Afternic/GoDaddy Sells $2.06 Million In Domain Names Afternic/GoDaddy released its sales report for the week of 4/7/14 – 4/13/14. All sales for the week totalled $2,065,279. The top .com sale was lead by NGSN.com for $20,000 followed by AnyView.com for $17,000. The top non-com sale lead by Flavour.ca for $17,650. Below is the complete report: .COM Sales Price ngsn.com $20,000 anyview.c...
The Domains - 15 hr 20 min ago
Sedo Transactions Total $1.3 Million Led By Gab.com For $200K Sedo just reported that 620 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.3 Million dollars for the week. 46% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: - Top .coms: gab.com at 200,002 USD - Top ccTLD: mobile.com.co at 15,000 USD - Top “other” TLD: […]
The Domains - 15 hr 29 min ago
Can New gTLDs Save Demand Media ? Scott Hopkins wrote a piece on Seeking Alpha today stating that the new gtlds were the last chance for Demand Media. Demand Media has been languishing in the stock market for awhile now. The stock is down 25 % this year and is down 46 % over a one year time period. Demand Media owns […]
The Domains - 16 hr 21 min ago
.Buzz May Have The Strangest List Of 100 Reserved Domains Of All New gTLD’s .Buzz goes live today and like all new gTLD registries they are entitled to keep 100 domains for their own use for marketing and other purposes, but going through the list of .Buzz reserved domains it maybe the strangest list of 100 (actually 85 by my count) that I have seen for any registry. Bill […]
Y8.net Lost in UDRP Web Entertainment, LLC of Las Vegas, Nevada, just won a UDRP on the domain name y8.net The Respondent did not reply to the UDRP The complainant has a trademark on the term Y8 that was filed in 2012 and has a gambling website at Y8.com The domain name Y8.net was first registered in 1998 but […]
The Domains - 19 hr 30 min ago
Google Explains How It Reads Your Email Google has changed its terms of service when it comes to Gmail. (Reuters) – Google Inc updated its terms of service on Monday, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analyzed by software to create targeted ads. The revisions more explicitly spell out the manner in which Google software ...
The Sale of .Co To Neustar Closed Today; Offices To Stay In Miami Although it was announced a few weeks ago, the sale of the .CO Internet S.A.S to Neustar for $1o9 million dollars actually just closed today. According to the MiamiHerald.com, the “Champagne popped and bonuses flowed after .CO Internet closed its chapter as an independent company and became part of the publicly traded Neustar ...
The Domains - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 0:32
The ICA Comments on ICANN Preliminary Issue Report on IGOs and INGOs Phil Corwin of the ICA has sent a comment to ICANN regarding the Preliminary Issue Report on Access by IGOs and INGOs to the Curative Rights Protections of the UDRP and URS. In that report, the staff recommended the GNSO Council initiate a PDP (Policy Development Process) to see if they should modify the UDRP […]
The Domains - Monday, April 14, 2014 - 22:27
Google Acquires Drone Maker That Facebook Was Eyeing Todd Wasserman is reporting for Mashable that Google has purchased Titan Aerospace, a 20 person drone maker that Facebook was also interested in purchasing. There were no financial terms on the deal released on the acquisition. Apparently Facebook was interested to the tune of $60 million. Google has purchased Titan Aerospace, a mak...
The Domains - Monday, April 14, 2014 - 15:35
From $355 Purchase in 2005 to $200,000 Sale in 2014 Mike Berkens and his MostWantedDomains.com sold the domain youpay.com for $200,000. The domain was purchased in 2005 for $355. The new owner is Inter-Mark Corporation out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Congrats to Michael and good luck with the name to the new owners.
The Domains - Monday, April 14, 2014 - 13:43
Neustar – 80 % of Local Searches on Mobile Phones Convert Neustar put out a study and an infographic on the high conversion rates experienced in local search by those using mobile phones. Jessica Lee covered this on Search Engine Watch From the article: How Local Searches Convert Four out of five searches via mobile devices lead to a purchase, often within a few hours, the […]
.Guru Becomes 1st New gTLD To Pass 50,000 Registrations .Guru has just become the first new gTLD to pass 50,000 registrations according to ntldstats.com .Berlin is firmly in the number 2 spot and might pass .Guru shortly. .Photography has passed 30,000 registrations and email quickly jumped into 4th place with over 22,000 domains .Tips rounds out the top 5 There are now 14 new […]
The Domains - Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 22:10
U.S. Internet Advertising Surpasses Broadcast TV For the First Time Ever For the first time, U.S. Internet advertising revenue has surpassed that of broadcast television due to sharp growth in mobile and digital video ads. CNET reported, A 17 percent increase over 2012′s results, last year’s number helped the online ad industry beat the $40.1 billion in sales seen by traditional TV advertisin...