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Largest .org sale of 2014 sells for $45,000 just crossed the Sedo sales tape as sold at $45,000. This will be the highest .org sale of 2014. The domain was registered in 1994 and had been owned by a Miles Fawcett of SAI Comm. The domain is currently parked and the whois is currently Sedo. Congrats to the seller.
The Domains - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 16:0
1St Day New gTLD Totals .Black 156 Registrations .Hiv 153
Two new gTLD lanched into general avaliabity already this week .Hiv and .Black launched and including any sunrise application wound up with, well not much .Black is has 156 registrations while .HIV has only 153 registration. A .Hiv domain registration is pricy around $200 on the low side. A .Black domain registration is priced at [&#...
The Domains - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 10:28
.Global Ends Sunrise With Almost 400 Registrations, Apple Registers 22
.Global just ended it Sunrise period and did very well, getting almost 400 registrations by trademark holders. Apple was the largest registrant with 22 domain name registrations although Microsoft, Sun, Amazon, Google, HSBC, Ford, Dell, are just some of the big brand holders that participated. In all  2.2 domains were registered per ...
The Domains - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:57
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. revealed The Nominees for the 2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. AWARDS
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. revealed  the Nominees for the 2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. AWARDS today Each of these Nominees received nominations from at least 3 individuals. While nominations are open industry wide, voting is not. You MUST be on our mailing list to vote and have your vote counted. If you received this ballot, you are on the list. If [R...
The Domains - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:23
PIR: .Org Grows 1.4%; Renewal Rate of Almost 74%; 6% Are Asian Registrants
Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain , today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report, “The Dashboard,” detailing the worldwide growth of .org over the past year. The report reveals that in the past twelve months the total number of .org domains under management increase...
The Domains - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:16
Fire.Glass Closes at $5,000 on Flippa
The domain name Fire.Glass just wrapped up its auction on Flippa. The auction had one bid at $5,000. Seller’s Notes Fire.Glass Premium .Glass domain. 40,500 Google Exact Monthly Searches for “Fire Glass” (12 month average). $2.39 CPC (Google). What is “Fire Glass”? Fire Glass is tempered glass manufactur...
The Domains - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 23:14
Rook Media/DomainSponsor We Will Be “The Best Parking Platform of All Time”
We just received this email from Rook Media which bought a few months ago. If you have an account at you should have an email where they are asking you to change your password, while promising that they are going to combine the best parts of Rook Media and DomainSponsor to be “The […]
The Domains - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 19:6
Why Did Philip Morris Spend $1,500 To File A UDRP On
Philip Morris just won the rights to the domain name in a  UDRP. The fact that the corporate giant won the domain is no surprise,  but I have no idea of why the company would spend $1,500 in just filing fees to get control of a horrible domain name with 4 hyphens. According to […]
The Domains - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 18:9
Sedo Transactions Total Just $900K
Over the past week, 561 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $900k. 53% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: at 60,000 EUR · Top ccTLD: at 20,000 USD · Top “other” TLD: at 18,500 USD […]
The Domains - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 16:9
.Black is Live Today But like The other New gTLD Colors, its on the Wrong Side Of The Dot
Today is the first day general availability for Afilias’ latest gTLD: .BLACK Its the fourth in a string of colored new gTLD domain names all operated by Afilias (.Red, .Blue, Pink) For us the issue for .Black, like the other colors, is Black is a term that used in normal language and commerce on the […]
The Domains - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 16:4
Frequent Commentator On TheDomains, Joseph Peterson, Stars In New gTLD Story
In a article just published by asking the question “Should I switch my company’s URL to one of the new domain extensions?“ I was pretty surprised to read that the article was basically based on the thoughts of  Joseph Peterson who is a frequent commentator on Here are the first two qu...
The Domains - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 12:3
As .Furniture Launches On Wednesday, Here Are Some Of Interesting Registered Domains
.Furniture goes into general availability on Wednesday August 27th where domain names can be registered on a first come, first served basis. Some very good domains were already taken in Sunrise by trademark holders and during the Early Access Program (EAP) where registrants paid a one time fee for early access to the domain names. [&...
The Domains - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 11:58
.Website Gets Over 630 Sunrise Domain Registration; 2nd Highest Of Any New gTLD
.Website may well be the next big new gTLD success story. According to Radix the registry the operates the .Website extension there were 634 domain names registered during the Sunrise period which is opened to trademark holders. With the 634 Sunrise domain registrations.Website has the second highest number of Sunrise applications of...
The Domains - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:6
Snapnames BuyDomains Auction Ends Today 17 Domains Out of 153 Have Bids’s online auction of domain names owned by ends today at 3:15Pm EST in accordance with Snapnames normal closing rules As of publication 17 of the 153 domain names have a bid but only 2 of the domain have hit reserve and will sell. The highest bid at the moment is on at […]
The Domains - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 9:16
As New gTLD Registrations Hit 2 Million Domains, Here Is Our Take On The New G’s
We have been talking about the new gTLD program for well over 6 years and over the weekend we noted that the number of new gTLD domain name registrations passed the 2 Million mark. So we thought this would be a good time to give some thoughts about where the program is at and where […]
The Domains - Monday, August 25, 2014 - 19:49
Sedo’s Auction Ends On Thursday & Has Over $250K In Bids
Sedo is holding its Month GreatDomains auction which closes at noon on Thursday EST and there are over $250,000 in bids placed altough as of publication the highest bid for a domain that has met reserve is $490 Here are all the domain names in the auction with the high bid (if any) and reserve […]
The Domains - Monday, August 25, 2014 - 14:38
DotHIV Launching With A Social Purpose & a $200 Price Tag On Thursday
The .Hiv registry sent us this information on the launch of the new gTLD .Hiv The domain is not being offered by some of the bigger registrars and is priced around between $196 and $230 a year at some of the registrars I checked, although a portion of the price is being given to HIV […]
The Domains - Monday, August 25, 2014 - 12:31
Apple Goes In Heavy On .Discount Which Gets Over 300 Sunrise/ Early Access Domain Registrations
.Discount which launches into General Availability this week on Wednesday, is doing pretty well compared to the most recent launches with over 340 Sunrise and Early Access Program Registrations and we thought we take a look at the more interesting one’s. For me Discount is one of those terms that does more on the left […]
The Domains - Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:35
$55,000 A Year For A Domain Registration? Wecolme To .Attorney & .Lawyer
Two new gTLD’s that will be launching into general availability on October 8th 2014, .Attorney and .Lawyer premium domain names are carrying the highest costs of any extension we have seen so far by a mile. Both extensions are being launched with an Early Access Program (EAP). The good news is that very few domains […]
The Domains - Monday, August 25, 2014 - 8:29
New gTLD Domain Name Registrations Break 2 Million But There Are Lots Of Caveats & Asterisks
According to the number of new gTLD registration broke through the 2 million mark today and sits at 2,011,549. However there are plenty of caveats and asterisks to go around. Its interesting to note that there are only 666,394 distinct registrants for the over 2 Million domain names, meaning that the average registrant ...
The Domains - Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 5:43

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