Follow Us on Twitter Subscribe to Feed

Domain Name Wire

  • newWhat to watch for at ICANN 74

    What to watch for at ICANN 74

    Prep Week is a preview of what’s to come. ICANN 74, this year’s Policy Forum, will take place June 13-16 in the Hague. It’s the first ICANN meeting to include in-person attendance since the meeting in Montreal at the end of 2019. As I’ve note…
    - 24 hours ago, 27 May 22, 4:50pm -
  • Domains around the world: Deepak Daftari in India

    Domains around the world: Deepak Daftari in India

    In the second in this series, Deepak Daftari discusses what it’s like to buy and sell domains in India. If you’ve been to a domain conference, you’ve probably seen Deepak Daftari. He’s instantly recognizable by his handlebar mustache and big…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 22, 8:01pm -
  • Web3 companies are still buying domains

    Web3 companies are still buying domains

    Sedo’s end user sales include lots of web3 companies. The air might be deflating from the Cryptocurrency and web3 bubble, but that doesn’t mean web3 projects aren’t moving forward. 5 of the end user domain sales I discovered at Sedo this week w…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 22, 1:19pm -
  • Strong dollar might present buying opportunity for domains

    Strong dollar might present buying opportunity for domains

    Make that offer to domain owners outside the U.S. again because it might seem like a better deal to them. Despite a recent pullback, the U.S. dollar has strengthened this year. This might give domain buyers whose assets are in greenbacks some good bu…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 22, 7:07pm -
  • Meter, using Meter.com, raises $38 million in Series B funding

    Meter, using Meter.com, raises $38 million in Series B funding

    This business internet company that uses a great domain just raised a big round. The internet has become an integral part of day-to-day life over the past two decades. In 2021, more than 90% of Americans accessed the Internet, and that figure is expe…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 22, 4:27pm -

The Domains

  • Sedo weekly domain name sales led by Marathon.de
    Sedo released their weekly domain name sales and Marathon.de led the way at 20,000 Euro, ($21,463). Ditur.com and TestosteroneMD.com tied for second at $20,000. 42 .com sales 20 cctld sales 9 other tld sales Highlights of public SedoMLS sales are:  …
    - 4 days ago, 24 May 22, 5:11pm -
  • Could proposed Canadian law break the way Google is designed to function?
    Canada is following in the footsteps of Australia in having Google pay news publishers for listing content. Last year Google agreed to pay for some Australian news. Canada is looking to pass the Online News Act. If it becomes law it would force tech…
    - 8 days ago, 20 May 22, 6:46am -
  • PayPal increasing transfer fees with regards to instant transfer option
    PayPal sent out an email about some upcoming changes, one that might affect some is an increase in the fee PayPal Balance account or their PayPal personal account to their eligible linked bank account or debit card using the Instant Transfer option.…
    - 9 days ago, 19 May 22, 6:49am -
  • Sedo weekly domain sales led by Homesa.com
    Sedo released their weekly domain name sales and Homesa.com led the way at $26,000. Aads.com was second at $25,050 with Timpi.com right behind at $25,000. 50 .com sales 22 cctld sales 14 other tld sales Highlights of public SedoMLS sales are:    …
    - 11 days ago, 17 May 22, 10:33pm -
  • MariaSharapova.com expires and closes over $22K at GoDaddy auctions
    Former world No. 1 tennis player Maria Sharapova had her domain name expire and it closed at GoDaddy for a whopping $22,250. 3 weeks ago Maria announced she is expecting her first child, so she has much bigger things on her mind than a domain name. S…
    - 16 days ago, 13 May 22, 4:10am -

TLD Investors

  • newFivebucks.com from $2,373 to $60,000

    Fivebucks.com from $2,373 to $60,000

    FiveBucks.com sold for $60,000 at Sedo on Friday. The domain name previously went for $2,373 at GoDaddy auctions. Registered in 1999 the domain name had been around the world owned by a registrant in California and then it looks like Milan, Italy. Ba…
    - 9 hours ago, 28 May 22, 8:01am -
  • Celebrity Domains – StanLee.com fetches $5,550 at NameJet

    Celebrity Domains – StanLee.com fetches $5,550 at NameJet

    StanLee.com expired and closed at $5,550 at NameJet. The domain name was not owned by the late, great comic book creator, but rather by a gentleman in Texas who started a jewelry business over 50 years ago. The domain name was registered in 1996 and…
    - 1 day ago, 27 May 22, 9:31am -
  • $550,000 buyer of GCP.com buyer revealed

    $550,000 buyer of GCP.com buyer revealed

    GCP.com sold at the end of March for a whopping $550,000. The domain name was owned by a company called GCP design and marketing. Get Creative People. The domain name now forwards to GLPCP.com. They are an investment firm with a background in Global…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 22, 4:56am -
  • The most expensive names listed on BrandBucket May 2022

    The most  expensive names listed on BrandBucket May 2022

    So back at the end of 2019 I took a look at the most expensive names on BrandBucket. Interestingly not one of the names in that post are still on BrandBucket. You can take a look at those BrandBucket listings and their asking price at the time. The…
    - 5 days ago, 23 May 22, 10:17pm -
  • BitcoinWisdom.com expires and closes over $100K

    BitcoinWisdom.com expires and closes over $100K

    A few days ago Onsale.com closed at $77,500 on GoDaddy auctions. Another big close today, BitcoinWisdom.com closed at $106,005. According to CryptoLinks.com, BitcoinWisdom was an advanced type of crypto trade tool where basic information about crypto…
    - 6 days ago, 22 May 22, 8:43pm -
  • Why a .org website focused on a boring topic sold for $5.2M

    Why a .org website focused on a boring topic sold for $5.2M

    AllABoutCookies.org sold for $5.2 million dollars on Flippa last month. Website sale not domain name sale. The site according to Flippa is one of the top 500 most popular sites in the world based on Moz.com‘s Domain Authority metric. What is even m…
    - 8 days ago, 20 May 22, 5:55am -
  • Digital ad spending stays strong capturing a 56% share of total U.S. ad spending

    Digital ad spending stays strong capturing a 56% share of total U.S. ad spending

    Digital ad spending continues to remain strong. A new report out shows that the ad market overall expanded for a 14th straight month, this represents a rise of 60% Over April 2020’s low. The data, which comes from U.S. Ad Market Tracker, a collabor…
    - 9 days ago, 19 May 22, 5:45am -
  • Onsale.com expires closes at $77,500

    Onsale.com expires closes at $77,500

    Onsale.com was an early entrant to the world wide web, coming online in 1995. The domain name was dropped and reregistered in 1999. In 1999 The Wall Street Journal did a piece on them. Onsale.com (www.onsale.com ), an early online auction site that h…
    - 11 days ago, 18 May 22, 1:38am -
  • Swetha posts her second ever 6 figure .xyz sale with Sportsbet.xyz

    Swetha posts her second ever 6 figure .xyz sale with Sportsbet.xyz

    Swetha is at it again, while most are relaxing on a Sunday afternoon she posted her second largest sale ever, Sportsbet.xyz at $103,910. She added another 4 sales including bebop.xyz for $39,888. I am curious to see who bought Sportsbet.xyz an area I…
    - 13 days ago, 16 May 22, 12:14am -
  • Dynadot March 2022 Aftermarket Sales Report

    Dynadot March 2022 Aftermarket Sales Report

    Dynadot is now almost fully caught up with reporting monthly domain name sales. Today they released March 2022 domain name sales. The sales data comes in a number of categories. Expired auctions, Last Chance auctions, Backorder auctions, User auction…
    - 16 days ago, 13 May 22, 3:32am -

Domain Investing

  • newGoogle Job: Product Management Lead, gTLD Registry

    Google Job: Product Management Lead, gTLD Registry

    Google posted a job listing that might be of interest to someone with domain name industry experience. The company is looking to hire a Product Management Lead for its gTLD Registry team. The job appears to be based in New York City, San Francisco, o…
    - 24 hours ago, 27 May 22, 5:03pm -
  • Hallmark Acquires Mahogany.com After Losing UDRP

    Hallmark Acquires Mahogany.com After Losing UDRP

    A little over a year ago, Hallmark filed a UDRP against the Mahogany.com domain name. Not surprisingly, the domain registrant prevailed in the UDRP and was able to retain the domain name. Though I was expecting to see a finding of Reverse Domain Name…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 22, 3:20pm -
  • Network Solutions is Now “Powered by Web.com”

    Network Solutions is Now “Powered by Web.com”

    When I win a domain name at NameJet, it usually ends up in a Network Solutions account I control. I don’t keep many domain names at Network Solutions, but I always seem to have a dozen or two domain names there. As a result, I login to my Network S…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 22, 8:02pm -
  • NameJet Now Offering Text Message Auction Updates

    NameJet Now Offering Text Message Auction Updates

    NameJet sent out an email to auction customers this morning announcing they can sign up for SMS/Text Messaging alerts for auctions. Customers will be able to sign up to be alerted via SMS / text on their mobile device for a variety of auction updates…
    - 4 days ago, 24 May 22, 4:15pm -
  • Domain Investing is Capital Intensive

    Domain Investing is Capital Intensive

    Domain investing is a capital intensive business. No matter how much money you have or have access to, you can spend it all acquiring your portfolio of domain names. This fact can make it challenging to grow your personal wealth while building your d…
    - 4 days ago, 24 May 22, 3:01pm -

DSAD

  • newIKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, May 28th
    Main List       NameJet          Flippa/Sedo   LLLL.com’s       LLL, CCC, 5L       Other LLLL’sShort Brandables         Numbers       One Worders    Vape, Vegan, VRSnap Names/Dropcatch         NamePros …
    - 5 hours ago, 28 May 22, 11:39am -
  • newAUCTION RECAP OF MAY 26, 2022
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 26, 2022. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and…
    - 24 hours ago, 27 May 22, 5:02pm -
  • Sean’s Bonus List for May 27th: The Great dot US Expiration
    Hey!Do you love one-word .us domains?Well then, I’ve got good news for you about a bunch of expiring .us domain @ GoDaddy. A lot of these names are old, like 20 years old old. Most names end at auction tomorrow, but a few end today.Click throu…
    - 1 day ago, 27 May 22, 1:32pm -
  • Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday, May 27th, 2022
    I’ve been recording commercials for the nursery for 25 years. If you learned anything from me its that I’m not great at anything but I’m consistent. One of the things I did is make sure that I always opened every commercial with my name and t…
    - 1 day ago, 27 May 22, 10:53am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 25, 2022
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 25, 2022. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 22, 4:07pm -
  • Sean’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday, May 26th, 2022
    It’s Thursday.Here are some domain names @ auction to consider.Park.io Names at AuctionRetarget.io – some solid bids for this very online marketing name.Zest.me – if you’re not quite feeling spicy, maybe you’re feeling zesty?Refinancin…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 22, 1:12pm -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 24, 2022
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 24, 2022. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 22, 4:58pm -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 23, 2022
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 23, 2022. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and…
    - 4 days ago, 24 May 22, 4:44pm -
  • IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, May 24th
    Main List       NameJet          Flippa/Sedo   LLLL.com’s       LLL, CCC, 5L       Other LLLL’sShort Brandables         Numbers       One Worders    Vape, Vegan, VRSnap Names/Dropcatch         NamePros …
    - 4 days ago, 24 May 22, 11:08am -
  • Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday, May 25th, 2022
    Not sure if you’re seeing what I’m seeing right now but the economy is starting to get ugly. Real ugly. It’s not that there isn’t money to be spent its that companies don’t have the people or the supplies to make the things to sell. Its…
    - 4 days ago, 24 May 22, 10:55am -

Domain Gang

  • newDropCatch glitch: Everything but the KitchenBowl.com
    The domain KitchenBowl.com was a surprise drop from Amazon’s registrar; as an exact match of “kitchen bowl” the domain was used as a social community for foodies to share & discover recipes. Between 2015 and 2020 the domain and assorted app mos…
    - 30 mins ago, 28 May 22, 4:06pm -
  • newTrustedContacts.com: HugeDomains sale in the hands of Google
    Trusted Contacts has an interesting story shared by both Facebook,—now Meta—and Google. In 2013, Facebook (Meta) opened “Trusted Contacts” publicly, renaming it from a closed-beta “Trusted Friends.” The Facebook version of “Trusted Cont…
    - 23 hours ago, 27 May 22, 5:49pm -
  • newPayoneer.app: UDRP Respondent wants his money back after losing case
    Payoneer, Inc., filed a UDRP against the domain Payoneer.app, to protect its brand and trademark. The domain was registered late last year and it’s a direct infringement of the Payoneer brand. It was a lost case from the beginning and particularly…
    - 24 hours ago, 27 May 22, 4:57pm -
  • No, Dan.com does *not* steal your domain names!
    “Dan.com stole my domain in under 24 hours.” This inaccurate claim is part of a recent review of Dan.com, a platform designed for domain owners to sell their assets on. The reviewer asserts that Dan.com is part of a group of “cybersquatters”…
    - 1 day ago, 27 May 22, 3:07pm -
  • GreatDomains: Results of super-successful auction topped by XUVE.com
    Sedo, our premium sponsor, held a week-long GreatDomains auction featuring four letter (LLLL) .com domains. The auction is over and the results are in; from the numbers we can tell that this was a super-successful auction, perhaps the biggest one in…
    - 1 day ago, 27 May 22, 2:28pm -
  • Afternic’s social media is back from the dead!
    Afternic has been working on its next incarnation for over a year now. The GoDaddy-owned marketplace for second hand domains is busy as ever, but its social media accounts, including Twitter, have been quite dead. For example, on Twitter, @Afternic m…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 22, 6:35pm -
  • Rillion.com: Domain rebranding joins Palette Software and Centsoft
    Two technology companies, Palette Software and Centsoft, have fused together under a new brand, Rillion. The matching domain name, Rillion.com, becomes the new joint destination for the companies, following this domain rebranding. Rillion.com is a do…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 22, 2:25pm -
  • WarIsBoring.com: An unreported six figure sale hiding in plain sight
    The publication “War is boring,” operating from the domain WarIsBoring.com was created in 2007 by David Axe, an American military correspondent, blogger, and graphic novelist. The founder published a webcomic on it initially, later on transitioni…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 22, 9:17pm -
  • Hsil.com: Loser of UDRP “forced” to change their corporate name
    A year ago, the double UDRP against the domains Shil.com and Hsil.com ended with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The Respondent in that case seized the opportunity to educate others on the lack of merits on the case, by providing updates…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 22, 6:49pm -
  • F45.com: After a theft and a UDRP, this domain is now in auction
    F45.com is most likely the youngest LNN .com in the world, having dropped and re-registered three days ago. When the DropCatch auction completes, F45.com will be won by the highest bidder. The ongoing auction ends in a few hours, with a currently hig…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 22, 4:18pm -
  • Dental.com applied for the registration of the matching trademark
    Virtual Dental Care, Inc., operators of the domain name Dental.com, have applied for the registration of the matching mark, DENTAL.COM, with the USPTO. The application involves a stylized design of a tooth segmented into three closed, curved shapes,…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 22, 1:54pm -
  • Myrmex: Greek robotics corp acquired by the Ocado Group
    Myrmex, a Greek start-up specializing in robotics and automation for the grocery and e-commerce industries, is being acquired by the Ocado Group. The British supermarket operator expanded its investment portfolio by fully acquiring Myrmex for the sum…
    - 4 days ago, 24 May 22, 5:17pm -
  • #Sedo : Domain sales report | May 23, 2022 — Marathon.de sold for 20,000 euro
    Sedo domain sales report: Top sale is the domain Marathon.de for 20,000 euro ($21,483 dollars.) Welcome to the latest domain sales report by Sedo; this time we cover the sales week ending on May 23, 2022. This information has been provided by Sedo.co…
    - 4 days ago, 24 May 22, 4:36pm -
  • Mike Mann is ready for Domain Battles!
    Domain investor, Mike Mann, likes to refer to himself as the “king” – the internet pioneer and entrepreneur is known for taking on his opponents during investment battles. A recent post by Elliot of DomainInvesting could have hit a nerve with…
    - 4 days ago, 24 May 22, 3:07pm -
  • Camco.com: Domain in #UDRP filing existed in 1994
    A domain investor holding Camco.com since its registration in 2003, successfully defended it via the UDRP process. Camco Manufacturing LLC filed the UDRP with the Forum (NAF) to usurp the domain, claiming rights in the name since 2007. The domain’s…
    - 4 days ago, 24 May 22, 1:29pm -

Online Domain

  • CentralNic Q1 2022 report: revenue increased by 86%
    CentralNic Group Plc (AIM: CNIC) announced its unaudited financial results for the three months ended 31 March 2022.  Both revenue and Adjusted EBITDA have increased year-on-year, driven by a combination of acquisitions and underlying organic growth…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 22, 10:57pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 11 domains for $249,298 in April
    Mike Mann reported 11 of his domain name sales in April 2022 for a total of $249,298. Reported prices started at $7,110 and went up to $50,000. Mike sold 10 .com domains and 1 .org domain. The average reported domain sales price was $22,663. If you w…
    - 4 days ago, 24 May 22, 10:22pm -
  • Dynadot’s aftermarket domain sales from March 2022
    Dynadot published its aftermarket domain name sales report. The report includes domain name sales from Expired Auctions, Backorder Auctions, User Auctions, Last Chance Auctions, and Marketplace listings. See the top 10 Aftermarket sales from March 20…
    - 9 days ago, 20 May 22, 12:21am -
  • Dynadot’s aftermarket domain sales from February 2022
    Dynadot published its aftermarket domain name sales report. The report includes domain name sales from Expired Auctions, Backorder Auctions, User Auctions, Last Chance Auctions, and Marketplace listings. See the top 10 Aftermarket sales from February…
    - 13 days ago, 15 May 22, 11:48pm -
  • Domain name trend report: April 2022
    This is a another report provided by Donuts to get keyword and domain ideas for your future .com and other gTLD/ccTLD/NewgTLD domain name investments. You can also use this report to better evaluate you current portfolio. Top 20 Premium Domains Regis…
    - 17 days ago, 12 May 22, 1:43am -
  • DAN adds domain categories and a hybrid PPC for sale page template
    DAN provided a product update today and shared some new product features and improvements that they’ve deployed recently. You can watch the product update video here: Dan.com product update #5 from Dan.com on Vimeo. 1: Introducing domain categories…
    - 18 days ago, 10 May 22, 11:15pm -
  • Google offers new options for removing your personally-identifiable information from Search
    On Google Search, Google already has a set of policies that allow people to request the removal of certain content from Search, with a focus on highly personal content that, if public, can cause direct harm to people. But the internet is always evolv…
    - 19 days ago, 9 May 22, 10:41pm -
  • Dynadot’s aftermarket domain sales from January 2022
    Dynadot published its aftermarket domain name sales report. The report includes domain name sales from Expired Auctions, Backorder Auctions, User Auctions, Last Chance Auctions, and Marketplace listings. See the top 10 Aftermarket sales from January…
    - 20 days ago, 8 May 22, 11:44pm -
  • European domains slowed down over 2021 but still grew!
    The CENTRstats Global TLD Report Q1/2022 has been published. It covers the global status and registration trends in all top-level domains (legacy gTLDs, new gTLDs and ccTLDs), with a specific focus on the European ccTLD market. Click here to view…
    - 23 days ago, 5 May 22, 10:50pm -
  • GoDaddy Q1 2022 report: revenue was up 11%
    GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022. Revenue was up 11% and an additional $250M share repurchase plan is coming soon. “GoDaddy’s value proposition for helping small businesses succ…
    - 24 days ago, 4 May 22, 11:33pm -
  • NamesCon: Agenda at a glance
    NamesCon Global returns in 2022 as an in-person event at Austin, Texas. NamesCon Global 2022 takes place August 31-September 3 at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown in the heart of Austin, Texas. All programming and social events will be happening onsite…
    - 24 days ago, 4 May 22, 6:04pm -
  • .EU reports small growth in Q1 2022
    EURid published its Q1 2022 Progress Report today with 174,906 new domain name registrations recorded for a total quarterly growth of 0.29%. Luxembourg topped the list of countries for registration growth at +7.4%, while the overall renewal rate rema…
    - 26 days ago, 2 May 22, 11:11pm -
  • Dynadot’s aftermarket domain sales from December 2021
    Dynadot published its aftermarket domain name sales report. The report includes domain name sales from Expired Auctions, Backorder Auctions, User Auctions, Last Chance Auctions, and Marketplace listings. See the top 10 Aftermarket sales from December…
    - 27 days ago, 2 May 22, 1:46am -
  • Escrow.com partners with MicroAcquire
    Escrow.com announced a partnership with Microcircuit, a startup acquisition marketplace with over 120,000 buyers and over 2,000 companies listed for sale. This partnership will protect both parties on a startup acquisition deal by offering MicroAcqui…
    - 28 days ago, 30 Apr 22, 5:46pm -
  • VeriSign reports 7.2% growth in Q2 2022 from the .com price increase
    VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2022. VeriSign reported a 7.2% growth in Q2 2022, (almost?) all of which came from the .com price increase in September 2021. Verisign increased the annual fee f…
    - 30 days ago, 28 Apr 22, 10:48pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 5 domains for $120,287 in March
    Mike Mann reported 5 of his domain name sales in March 2022 for a total of $120,287. Reported prices started at $4,888 and went up to $79,000. Mike sold 4 .com domains and 1 .org domain. The average reported domain sales price was $24,057. If you wan…
    - 31 days ago, 27 Apr 22, 4:45pm -
  • Verisign Q4 2021 report: domain registrations increase by 3.3 million
    VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) announced that the fourth quarter of 2021 closed with 341.7 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains, an increase of 3.3 million domain name registrations, or 1.0%, compared to the third quarter of…
    - 40 days ago, 18 Apr 22, 6:27pm -
  • NameSilo domain marketplace stats
    NameSilo published its domain name marketplace stats for March 2022:The post NameSilo domain marketplace stats appeared first on OnlineDomain.com.Related Articles:Namesilo publishes marketplace report Namesilo Launches New Domain Marketplace N…
    - 41 days ago, 17 Apr 22, 10:58pm -
  • Liquid market report Q1 2022: $16M in Escrow.com sales
    Giuseppe Graziano from GGRG partnering with Escrow.com and Estibot’s parent company Intelium and ShortNames.com published the 23th edition of the Liquid Domains Overview (LXDO), which focuses on the 614,928 .com domains we call “liquid”. The ob…
    - 47 days ago, 11 Apr 22, 12:07pm -
  • Radix 2021 report: $38M in revenue (up 35%)
    Radix’s 2021 revenue report was published. Radix announced that it grossed over $38M in total revenue in 2021, a 35% rise over its revenue in 2020. The registry’s net profit also grew by over 60% in comparison to the previous year. Overall, Q1 20…
    - 52 days ago, 6 Apr 22, 11:00pm -
  • Google is moving AdSense to a first-price auction
    Google will be moving AdSense (AdSense for Content, Video, and Games) auction from second-price to first-price in the coming months. Google claims that this change will make it easier for buyers to purchase your ad space sold on AdSense. There is no…
    - 52 days ago, 6 Apr 22, 4:26pm -
  • CentralNic 2021 annual report: revenue increased by 71%
    CentralNic Group plc (AIM: CNIC) announced the Audited Annual Report for the financial year 2021. All key figures have been confirmed and are without change from the announcement made on 28 February 2022, namely: Revenue increased by 71% to USD 410.5…
    - 53 days ago, 5 Apr 22, 2:27pm -
  • Domain name trend report: March 2022
    This is a great report provided by Donuts to get keyword and domain ideas for your future .com and other gTLD/ccTLD/NewgTLD domain name investments. You can also use this report to better evaluate you current portfolio. Top 20 Premium Domains Registe…
    - 54 days ago, 4 Apr 22, 7:51pm -
  • 2022 global domain report: 72% of domain sales came through BIN
    Sedo and InternetX published the 2022 global domain report. The most interesting information came from the aftermarket section of the report: Sedo had a 15% increase in the number of sales Sedo had 49% increase in sales revenue 72% of the sales came…
    - 58 days ago, 31 Mar 22, 11:43pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 8 domains for $299,940 in February
    Mike Mann reported 8 of his domain name sales in February 2022 for a total of $299,940. Reported prices started at $500 and went up to $200,000. Mike sold 8 .com domains. The average reported domain sales price was $37,493. If you want to further und…
    - 59 days ago, 30 Mar 22, 4:01pm -
  • GoDaddy acquires DNAcademy
    GoDaddy announced it acquired the content and related assets of DNAcademy to integrate into the GoDaddy Domains product offering and that, founder, Michael Cyger, joined us as a full-time employee. “GoDaddy remains focused on its mission to empower…
    - 60 days ago, 29 Mar 22, 3:59pm -
  • XYZ registry acquires 10 domain extensions
    XYZ Registry acquired 10 New gTLD domain extensions from Frank Schilling: .Game .Guitars .Audio .Christmas .Diet .Flowers .Hosting .Pics .Mom .LOL Following their .Tickets acquisition last year, this makes 21 TLDs that XYZ has acquired in a two-year…
    - 67 days ago, 22 Mar 22, 1:27pm -
  • UDRP cases in WIPO increased by 22% in 2021
    A record 5,128 cases were filed in 2021 under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center, eclipsing the 2020 level by 22%. The surge pushed WIPO cybersquatting cases to almost 56,000 and th…
    - 68 days ago, 21 Mar 22, 11:57am -
  • .fr domains grow 6% in 2021
    Today Afnic, the .fr registry, published the 2021 edition of the .fr review which details the activity of the French TLD over 2021 and analysis its market.Afnic found that the .fr TLD has maintained its momentum. Key figures .fr growth has been susta…
    - 71 days ago, 18 Mar 22, 8:05am -
  • Domain name trend report: February 2022
    This is a great report provided by Donuts to get keyword and domain ideas for your future .com and other gTLD/ccTLD/NewgTLD domain name investments. You can also use this report to better evaluate you current portfolio. Top 20 Premium Domains Registe…
    - 72 days ago, 17 Mar 22, 3:46pm -
  • ICANN allocated $1 million to support internet access in Ukraine
    The ICANN Board discussed a proposed resolution to allocate emergency financial support in the amount of USD $1 million to support the security, stability, and resiliency of the Internet’s unique identifier systems. The allocation would specificall…
    - 73 days ago, 16 Mar 22, 6:53pm -
  • Google Domains is out of beta today in 26 countries
    Google Domains launched in 2015 aiming to be “the easiest place to find, buy, and manage a domain.” Today, Google Domains is out of beta. Customers have the ability to integrate Google Analytics, Search Console, and Workspace, with DNS on Google…
    - 74 days ago, 16 Mar 22, 1:18am -
  • Radix H2 2021 premium domains report: revenue closed just shy of $3M
    Radix shared its bi-annual premium report for the second half of 2021. This report gives a full overview of the premium domain sales across the Radix nTLD portfolio from 1st July 2021 till 31st December 2021. Some key highlights from the report inclu…
    - 78 days ago, 11 Mar 22, 6:36pm -
  • Epik acquires Kobalt Media
    Epik Holdings Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Kobalt Media. Kobalt was founded in 2000 and is a full-service digital marketing agency with a suite of custom marketing solutions, industry leadership, and digital innovation for buil…
    - 79 days ago, 11 Mar 22, 1:10am -
  • Nominet donates £200k for Ukraine, suspends registrars in Russia
    Nominet announced that it is has donated £200k to the DEC Ukraine humanitarian appeal now underway. Nominet has also stopped accepting registrations from registrars in Russia as it is suspending the relevant tags. This is the complete Nominet update…
    - 79 days ago, 10 Mar 22, 6:32pm -
  • Sedo suspends trading and parking of .ru and .by domains
    Sedo informed its customers that it is suspending the trading and parking for .ru and .by domains and that it is currently unable to serve customers from Russia or Belarus, as well as corresponding bank accounts. The affected accounts will be tempora…
    - 80 days ago, 9 Mar 22, 6:23pm -
  • You will soon be able to directly register .au domains
    Australia’s newest namespace, .au direct, will launch on 24 March 2022. auDA and the Australian domain name industry are working together closely to prepare for its introduction. Registrants of existing com.au, net.au, org.au, asn.au, id.au, gov.au…
    - 80 days ago, 9 Mar 22, 1:14pm -
  • How GoDaddy is supporting Ukrainian customers
    Godaddy issued a statement explaining how it is supporting Ukrainian customers that are affected by the unwarranted aggression from the Russian Government: “Over the past week, we have been witnessing the atrocities taking place in Ukraine and we f…
    - 85 days ago, 4 Mar 22, 11:04pm -
  • Ukraine asks ICANN for sanctions targeting Russia. ICANN refuses!
    Deputy Prime-Minister of Ukraine, Mykhailo FEDOROV, sent a letter to Goran Marby, ICANN President and Chief Executive Officer, asking for sanctions targeting the Russian Federation. Here is the letter from Mykhailo FEDOROV to ICANN: “I am sending y…
    - 85 days ago, 4 Mar 22, 2:46pm -
  • Namecheap bans Russian customers and offers free services to anti-Putin websites
    Namecheap has banned all Russian customers from using its services in an email you can see below. This ban includes even domain name registrations. Namecheap also started offering free anonymous hosting and domain name registration to any anti-Putin…
    - 86 days ago, 3 Mar 22, 11:32pm -
  • Dynadot reaches 4 million domains under management
    Last month, Dynadot struck another milestone of reaching an additional million domains under management. Dynadot reached a total of four million domains going from 3 million to 4 million domains in a little over six months. Since June 2021, Dynadot h…
    - 87 days ago, 2 Mar 22, 5:47pm -
  • The CENTR Board suspends Coordination Center for TLD RU/РФ’s membership
    The CENTR Board is following Russian military actions in Ukraine with concern and strongly condemns the violation of international law and Ukraine’s territorial integrity. Ukraine’s national TLD registry is a member of CENTR and CENTR stands with…
    - 88 days ago, 1 Mar 22, 5:30pm -
  • .UK domain name disputes at record low in 2021
    Nominet, the .UK registry, has released its summary of domain name disputes brought before its Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) during 2021.   The number of Complaints was at a record low since the DRS began in 2001, with just 548 Complaints filed…
    - 94 days ago, 23 Feb 22, 8:31am -
  • NamesCon returns as an in-person event at Austin
    NamesCon Global returns for 2022 as an in-person event at Austin, Texas. NamesCon Global 2022 takes place August 31-September 3 at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown in the heart of Austin, Texas. All programming and social events will be happening onsit…
    - 17 Feb 22, 4:33pm -
  • Dan improves domain portfolio management (and makes many other updates)
    1: With the domain name portfolio version 2 upgrade, DAN is introducing a completely revamped & advanced way of managing your domain portfolio. They have completely rewritten the portfolio front & backend to make it faster, smoother & to easily expan…
    - 15 Feb 22, 5:04pm -
  • Verisign reported revenue of $1.33 billion for 2021, up 4.9 percent from 2020
    VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2021. Fourth Quarter Financial Results VeriSign, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Verisign”) reported revenue of $340 million for the fourth quarter of 2021, up…
    - 14 Feb 22, 4:07pm -
  • Tucows report: net revenue and gross profit increases 17% and 41%
    Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX, TSX:TC), a global internet services leader, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2021. All figures are in U.S. dollars. Note on the Financial Impact of Tucows’ Sale of Ting Mobile…
    - 14 Feb 22, 2:12am -
  • GoDaddy reports 2021 revenue growth of 15%
    GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2021. “GoDaddy accelerated its pace of execution across the business in 2021 and delivered another great year of results,” said GoDaddy CEO Am…
    - 11 Feb 22, 2:15pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 4 domains for $122,888 in January
    Mike Mann reported 4 of his domain name sales in January 2022 for a total of $122,888. Reported prices started at $8,000 and went up to $85,000. Mike sold 4 .com domains. The average reported domain sales price was $30,722. If you want to further und…
    - 10 Feb 22, 5:00pm -
  • .ME premium domain name report 2021
    The .ME registry released its premium domain report for 2021. The registry said that demand for .ME premium names grew throughout 2021 which is one more indicator of the necessity of taking a business online and making customer relations more persona…
    - 7 Feb 22, 8:24pm -

Domain Incite

  • Porn names to feature at NamesCon Global

    Porn names to feature at NamesCon Global

    NamesCon, the domaining conference, has revealed that “adult” domain names will be the focus of one its sessions at its next event, hosted by a former dominatrix. The conference has recruited Monte Cahn of RightOfTheDot (not the former dominatrix…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 22, 12:33pm -
  • Pizza company suffers from penisland syndrome

    Pizza company suffers from penisland syndrome

    A small pizza company from the UK has attracted national headlines this week after its choice of domain name caused mirth on social media. The Welsh Italian Pizza Co uses welshitalianpizza.co.uk, but when it showed up at a festival with signage that…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 22, 11:32am -
  • Seat reservations and waiting lists on the cards for ICANN 74

    Seat reservations and waiting lists on the cards for ICANN 74

    As if health screenings and cumbersome legal waivers weren’t irritating enough, it seems now even in-person attendees at ICANN 74 won’t necessarily be able to attend the meetings they want to attend in-person due to mandatory social distancing. T…
    - 4 days ago, 24 May 22, 8:43pm -
  • New gTLDs or Whois access? What’s more important?

    New gTLDs or Whois access? What’s more important?

    Should ICANN focus its resources on getting the next round of new gTLDs underway, or making some baby steps towards a post-GDPR system of Whois access? That’s a question the community is going to have to address when ICANN 74 rolls around next mont…
    - 5 days ago, 23 May 22, 1:34pm -
  • Domain sales down even as revenue booms at CentralNic

    Domain sales down even as revenue booms at CentralNic

    CentralNic has posted stunning growth for the first quarter, even as it sold fewer domain names. The company said this morning that revenue increased by 86% to $156.6 million in the three months to March 31, helped along by a few acquisitions in the…
    - 5 days ago, 23 May 22, 10:36am -
  • ICANN kicks the can on .web yet again

    ICANN kicks the can on .web yet again

    Did Verisign cheat when it bought .web for $135 million in 2016? ICANN will make its mind up one day, but not today. The ICANN board of directors has asked the three parties in the contested new gTLD auction for an info dump, so it can decide, presum…
    - 5 days ago, 23 May 22, 9:25am -
  • ALAC’s brutal takedown of that “aggressive” ICANN 74 coronavirus waiver

    ALAC’s brutal takedown of that “aggressive” ICANN 74 coronavirus waiver

    ICANN’s At-Large Advisory Committee has accused ICANN of being aggressive, intimidating and insensitive by demanding attendees at next month’s public meeting in the Netherlands sign a far-reaching legal waiver. In a remarkable submission to the I…
    - 10 days ago, 18 May 22, 7:10pm -
  • .link gTLD buyer revealed

    .link gTLD buyer revealed

    Another of UNR’s portfolio auction winners has emerged. This time it’s .link, UNR’s low-cost volume play, and the buyer appears to be a veteran domain investor named Yonatan Belousov. ICANN records for .link were updated today to name a Maltese…
    - 10 days ago, 18 May 22, 6:02pm -
  • After 10 months, ICANN board “promptly” publishes its own minutes

    After 10 months, ICANN board “promptly” publishes its own minutes

    ICANN’s board of directors has approved a huge batch of its own meeting minutes, covering the period from July 15 last year to March 10 this year, raising questions about its commitment to timely transparency. The board approved the minutes of its…
    - 11 days ago, 17 May 22, 11:01am -
  • China yanks Daily Stormer domain after Buffalo mass shooting

    China yanks Daily Stormer domain after Buffalo mass shooting

    The far-right propaganda site The Daily Stormer has lost yet another domain name, after the Chinese ccTLD registry deleted dailystormer.cn. The Daily Stormer was among the sites the suspect in this weekend’s mass shooting in Buffalo reportedly cite…
    - 12 days ago, 16 May 22, 9:10pm -

DN Journal

DN Academy Videos

DNAcademy Bulk Valuations Tool Overview

- 27 Dec 21, 2:00pm -
Run with Mike Cyger at the New York City Marathon!

- 29 Sep 21, 9:29pm -
Estate Planning for Domain Names Guide (With Examples & Template)

- 19 Aug 21, 9:45pm -
[Excerpt] Brandable Insider #63 - The Domaining Secrets and Sales of Barman

- 22 Jul 21, 12:00pm -
#1 Tip for Closing Domain Name Sales

- 18 May 21, 12:15pm -
Join DNAcademy's Live Accelerator Class

- 10 May 21, 9:14pm -