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  • newTurn back the clock: still some bargains in 2007, but many overpaid

    Turn back the clock: still some bargains in 2007, but many overpaid

    Domain prices took off in 2007. Last month, I wrote about the top domain sales of 2004. You might kick yourself if you go back and look at the list. Here are just a handful of names you could have bought in 2004 at prices well below their current val…
    - 2 hours ago, 17 Jun 21, 3:15pm -
  • newShould you invest in .cn or com.cn?

    Should you invest in .cn or com.cn?

    Kassey Lee examines domains registered in .cn vs. third level .cn domains. .cn offers many choices to investors as the second-largest extension after .com. You can register a domain in the .cn extension at the second level, for example Amazon.cn and…
    - 4 hours ago, 17 Jun 21, 1:55pm -
  • 18 end user domain sales up to $50,000

    18 end user domain sales up to $50,000

    The top known end user sale at Sedo this week was a person buying their first name. Sedo has some nice domain name sales this past week. The top sale was Cows.com for $125,000. It’s unclear who bought it, but it might be an end user because cow.io…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jun 21, 3:46pm -
  • Right of the Dot responds in Bird.com dispute

    Right of the Dot responds in Bird.com dispute

    Auctioneer denies counterclaims in non-paying bidder dispute. Right of the Dot has responded to David Lizmi’s affirmative defenses and counterclaims in a lawsuit stemming from its February 25 auction. In that auction, Lizmi bid $2.5 million for bir…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jun 21, 2:26pm -
  • Unstoppable Domains launching 8 new alt-root blockchain domains

    Unstoppable Domains launching 8 new alt-root blockchain domains

    Company will also airdrop $100 million + for people to buy the domains with. Unstoppable Domains, a company that offers an alternative, blockchain-based domain name system, is releasing 8 new top level domain names. The new domain extensions are .blo…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jun 21, 6:02pm -

The Domains

  • eCommerce.de sells for $184,250 (14th highest reported .de)
    It is no secret that the .de extension has been a popular extension for domain investors. Namebio lists close to 15,000 sales for over $56 million. But there has not been a sale as big as eCommerce.de since 2017. eCommerce.de sold for $184,250 on Tue…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jun 21, 7:39am -
  • Sedo weekly domain name sales led by Cows.com
    Sedo released their weekly domain name sales and Cows.com led the way at $125,000. Yamini.com and NFT3.com tied for second at $50,000 and Mojito.com was third at $46,006. 48 .com sales 32 cctld sales 7 other tld sales Top 3 highlights of public SedoM…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jun 21, 8:28pm -
  • Google ending it’s simplified domain experiment
    Google will not move forward with their plans to replace the full URL displayed in the company’s Chrome web browser with just the root domain name of the site. When Google announced this change there were many critics of the decision. gHacks.net is…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jun 21, 11:10am -
  • Rick Schwartz wins greatest domain investor of all time in dual polls
    The results of our poll for greatest domain investor of all time are in. The poll was also conducted on Namepros to see how different audiences view the best. Rick Schwartz won going away at both sites. Rick took 24% of the vote here at TheDomains.co…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Jun 21, 8:19pm -
  • Sedo weekly domain name sales led by T.GL

    - 9 days ago, 8 Jun 21, 7:55pm -

TLD Investors

  • newSquadhelp enables alerts for customers when an alt tld registered

    Squadhelp enables alerts for customers when an alt tld registered

    Squadhelp will now alert you when one of the domain names you have at Squadhelp gets registered in an alternative tld. This is a cool feature, it helps to let you know if someone registers a .co or a .io instead of approaching you to buy your .com li…
    - 19 hours ago, 16 Jun 21, 11:08pm -
  • 360.pizza sells for $7,273 – Highest reported .pizza sale ever

    360.pizza sells for $7,273 – Highest reported .pizza sale ever

    The highest reported .pizza sale took place on Tuesday. 360.pizza was registered back in 2014 by a registrant out of Hong Kong. It looks like they let it expire at Dynadot and a Canadian registrant picked the domain name up around 2016. The domain na…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jun 21, 9:21am -
  • That time when you let a one year hand reg drop and it sold for $50,000

    That time when you let a one year hand reg drop and it sold for $50,000

    Two domain investors from China are going to be kicking themselves. NFT3.com sold for $50,000 at Sedo. The domain name was registered in 2017 and dropped after one year. It was then registered in 2019 and dropped after one year. Third time was the ch…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jun 21, 8:29pm -
  • Drew Wash purchases DogGroomers.com for $104,000

    Drew Wash purchases DogGroomers.com for $104,000

    Drew Wash tweeted out in a periscope episode that he purchased DogGroomers.com for $104,000. The seller was Elliot Silver. 7 minute mark is when Drew reveals the name. Drew mentions when he saw the name he thought the price would be half what he actu…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Jun 21, 11:31pm -
  • VITAMINDCOUNCIL.ORG closes at $62,300

    VITAMINDCOUNCIL.ORG closes at $62,300

    VITAMINDCOUNCIL.ORG closed at $62,300 at GoDaddy auctions on Sunday. Why? It’s another SEO link play, although when I see the first 100 links Ahrefs provides I am not sure they are the greatest links, someone with a stronger SEO background please c…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jun 21, 4:58am -
  • absurd:joy purchases Tangle.app for $8,500

    absurd:joy purchases Tangle.app for $8,500

    absurd:joy was founded in 2019 and they describe themselves as “a collection of curious humans focused on bringing joy to remote communication.” On their website they talk about a remote collaboration tool that they are working on in stealth mode…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jun 21, 4:58am -
  • Queen of .XYZ posts 7 sales today, led by Ryan.xyz

    Queen of .XYZ posts 7 sales today, led by Ryan.xyz

    Swetha from DNGear.com posted 7 .xyz sales today, the highest being Ryan.xyz. ryan.xyz 5,888 USD minty.xyz 2,400 USD endocrinology.xyz 900 USD seotools.xyz 500 USD seoexperts.xyz 500 USD seoguru.xyz 500 USD seoservices.xyz 500 USD Nice to see Swetha…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Jun 21, 8:45pm -
  • SurveyMonkey Rebrands As Momentive

    SurveyMonkey Rebrands As Momentive

    I like brands that use an animal in their name. Survey Monkey is one of the most famous brands out there in the Internet space. Today an article on Forbes said they are rebranding to Momentive. There is an active website on Momentive.com so they went…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Jun 21, 3:40am -
  • Conv.ai closes at $28,000 (6th highest reported .ai transaction)

    Conv.ai closes at $28,000 (6th highest reported .ai transaction)

    Day 2 of .ai auctions at Whois.ai resulted in the highest close of the two days. Conv.ai closed at $28,000. Conversational AI. There is a developed website on the topic of conversational ai at ConvAi.com. Conv.Ai is the 6th highest reported .ai trans…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Jun 21, 4:37am -
  • June (Day 1) .ai auctions led by Wise.ai

    June (Day 1) .ai auctions led by Wise.ai

    First day of June .ai auctions at whois.ai showed some names that sold for the second time for a lot more than the first go round. In total there were 109 sales, with 38 closing at $1,000 or more. Wise.ai was the top close at $8,155. Swiftly.ai was t…
    - 10 days ago, 8 Jun 21, 4:21am -

Domain Investing

  • newTrack Down a Domain Owner Who Uses Whois Privacy

    Track Down a Domain Owner Who Uses Whois Privacy

    Whois privacy shields a domain registrant’s contact information from public view. When private Whois is enabled on a domain name, it can be more challenging – if not impossible – to track down a domain name registrant to buy the domain name. Th…
    - 3 hours ago, 17 Jun 21, 2:33pm -
  • new2021 PMC Cycling Jersey Raises $11,000 for Dana-Farber

    2021 PMC Cycling Jersey Raises $11,000 for Dana-Farber

    My custom 2021 domain industry Pan-Mass Challenge cycling jersey has been finalized. Since I revealed the jersey design a week ago, four additional industry sponsors (DNGeek, Internet.bs, ODYS Global, and Premium Traffic Ltd.) stepped forward and mad…
    - 21 hours ago, 16 Jun 21, 8:37pm -
  • My Sell Through Rate is Too High

    My Sell Through Rate is Too High

    A little while ago, I shared a bit of information about my domain portfolio sell through rate, and I want to add some commentary here. So far this year, I have sold a little more than 3.6% of the domain names in my portfolio. I have fewer than 2,000…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jun 21, 3:10pm -
  • GoDaddy Introduces GoDaddy Payments Platform

    GoDaddy Introduces GoDaddy Payments Platform

    Yesterday morning, GoDaddy announced a payments platform called GoDaddy Payments. The platform is intended to be used by small business customers utilizing GoDaddy website products and services. The GoDaddy Payments platform was built with the techno…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jun 21, 1:19pm -
  • Andreessen Horowitz Acquires Future.com via Media Options

    Andreessen Horowitz Acquires Future.com via Media Options

    Andreessen Horowitz recently acquired the Future.com domain name, it was revealed today. According to an article published in TechCrunch, the Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm launched a new media brand called Future. Interestingly, the Futur…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jun 21, 3:06pm -

DSAD

  • newAUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 16, 2021
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on June 16, 2021. 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) an…
    - 4 hours ago, 17 Jun 21, 1:57pm -
  • newShane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday, June 17th, 2021
    14%. That’s the return for running an Etherium node. You need 32 Eth to be able to run one. There are third party services offering it and they take a few percentage to organize it. You just need to stake. Presently, I think this is the MIN…
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Jun 21, 11:00am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 15, 2021
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on June 15, 2021. 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) an…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jun 21, 3:22pm -
  • Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday, June 16th, 2021
    It’s turning out to be a heck of a start of summer. Family is doing well. Dog is becoming a great pet. Nursery is cranking. Ford is moving on up. I’m having a blast with these NFTs. Domains are selling fast enough to fuel the fire. Domains…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jun 21, 11:00am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 14, 2021
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on June 14, 2021. 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) an…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jun 21, 2:53pm -
  • IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, June 15th
    I’m up to about 2500 domains listed with brandbucket. I’ve been consistently submitting names for the past 5 months or so. I don’t know if a lot of people are doing the same thing, put the processing time is starting to get crazy. The last gr…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jun 21, 8:50am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 13, 2021
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on June 13, 2021. 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) an…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Jun 21, 3:58pm -
  • Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday, June 14th, 2021
    A man goes to a funeral. He asks the widow if he could say a word. He goes to the front and says “Plethora” and sits back down. The widow leans over and whispers “Thanks, that means a lot.” Have a great MondayQuote of the Day: “The ol…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Jun 21, 11:00am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 12, 2021
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on June 12, 2021. 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) an…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Jun 21, 5:35pm -
  • Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday, June 13th, 2021
    I’ve added whiskys to my latest collections I’m putting together . I like Whisky but I don’t LOVE whisky. But I love collecting and I love quality. I’m buying the following Rip Van Winkle 12 yearRip Van Winkle 20 yearHibiki 21 yearHibi…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Jun 21, 11:00am -

Domain Gang

  • Humidity.com applies for trademark registration at the USPTO
    The operators of the ultra-premium domain name, Humidity.com, have applied for a federal trademark registration at the USPTO. Registered in 1995, the domain Humidity.com has been in the possession of its registrant, Walter Meier, a Swiss company, sin…
    - 19 Feb 21, 7:21pm -
  • Oh NOO.com! #UDRP Complainant found guilty of Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking
    JHO Intellectual Property Holdings LLC and Elite IP Holdings LLC filed a UDRP against the three letter .com domain, NOO.com, and the end result is a resounding NO. Registered in 1998, the domain’s registration date predates any marks claimed by the…
    - 19 Feb 21, 4:09pm -
  • SmartContract.com and #BTC : Sergey Nazarov is NOT Satoshi Nakamoto
    Bitcoin is on its course “to the moon” as its current price trajectory shows. Each BTC is worth $53,800 dollars as of this moment and while its price fluctuates BTC is being adopted by mainstream financial entities, including PayPal. The quest fo…
    - 19 Feb 21, 3:59pm -
  • Domain Cloud: Google is upping the ante with one-stop management shop
    Google is the #1 search engine and also an accredited domain registrar that’s about to leverage is immense footprint. Cloud Domains is a new, one-stop shop by Google, providing administrators and developers with the convenience of managing domains,…
    - 18 Feb 21, 5:54pm -
  • Area.com is a stolen domain asset
    The aged, premium domain name Area.com has been reported as stolen. Area.com was moved away from its registrant’s possession at Network Solutions, to BizCN in China. The same domain registrar was used in several other recent domain theft incidents…
    - 18 Feb 21, 3:13pm -
  • Seven with Sedo: The February 2021 #GreatDomains auction
    GreatDomains is a bimonthly, 7-day long auction by Sedo, our premium sponsor, from February 18-25, featuring an eclectic selection of domain names. The domains are carefully curated and this time around we have more than 125 domains included on the l…
    - 17 Feb 21, 4:47pm -
  • Fairway.com and Home.com #domain buyer files for matching #trademarks
    The buyer of the domains Home.com and Fairway.com has not wasted time: they’ve filed for the registration of the matching trademarks, HOME.COM and FAIRWAY.COM at the USPTO. Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation upgraded its corporate domain to F…
    - 17 Feb 21, 3:20pm -
  • #GoDaddy removed the “Interested in purchasing this domain” option from #WHOIS contact form
    GoDaddy has removed the option to contact the owner of a domain via its WHOIS, if you’re interested in buying it. When looking up domain names registered at GoDaddy, you can see underlying Registry data, contact the domain holder, or report an inva…
    - 16 Feb 21, 9:27pm -
  • Winter storm power loss led to mass #domain deletion
    The ongoing winter storm in the US has led to extended power loss. Millions of customers in several states are without power, among them Deep Freeze Domains. The secure domain registrar operates from Texas, a hard-hit state. After 16 hours without po…
    - 16 Feb 21, 7:48pm -
  • #Sedo : Domain sales report for February 15, 2021 — Triple.com at $220000
    Sedo domain sales report: Top sale is that of Triple.com at $220,000 dollars! Welcome to the latest domain sales report by Sedo; this time we cover the two-week period ending on February 15, 2021. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, kind…
    - 16 Feb 21, 3:28pm -
  • SexToy.com applies for #trademark registration at the USPTO – How much did they pay for the #domain?
    The registrant of SexToy.com, a 1995 domain, has applied for the registration of the mark SEXTOY.COM at the USPTO. The trademark application was filed for the following classes of services: Cleaner for use on adult stimulation aids Personal lubricant…
    - 16 Feb 21, 2:58pm -
  • Numeric #domains: 0699.com closed at five figures
    Short numeric domain names are sought after, especially by Chinese investors. The Chinese like to use numbers representing letters or words even and a four number (NNNN) .com domain such as 0699.com can fetch a pretty dollar. Indeed, the auction at D…
    - 15 Feb 21, 9:13pm -
  • Old #GoDaddy logo maintains its global nostalgia
    The old, iconic GoDaddy logo is full of domain nostalgia for many platforms that display the GoDaddy brand. For example, the TD Ameritrade app shows the original GoDaddy logo on the GDDY stock detail page: This ancient GoDaddy logo seems to resonate…
    - 15 Feb 21, 4:50pm -
  • Bootcamp.com #trademark application indicative of aged #domain sale
    The operators of the ultra-premium domain name, Bootcamp.com, have applied for a federal trademark registration at the USPTO. Registered in 1994, the domain Bootcamp.com was offered for sale on Afternic until late 2020, where it most likely changed h…
    - 15 Feb 21, 2:59pm -
  • Happy New Year of the Ox(ley) with some Sushi.com
    Happy Chinese New (lunar) year! This is the year of the Ox, an animal that is perceived as a hard worker. Zodiac experts believe the Year of the Ox is a period when hard work will be rewarded even more than usual. The Ox also reminds us of Brent Oxle…
    - 13 Feb 21, 7:20pm -

Online Domain

  • newHow to improve your content with Search Console Insights
    Producing great content is an effective way to build a loyal and engaged audience that can help you achieve your goals, such as helping to grow your business and brand, raising awareness to a cause, or helping people. Great content comes in many shap…
    - 2 hours ago, 17 Jun 21, 4:03pm -
  • newFinal reminder on Brexit-related SUSPENDED domain names
    Yesterday EURid, the .eu registry, sent the final reminder to all registrars and their UK registrants whose .eu domain names were SUSPENDED on 1 January 2021.The reminder states that unless registration details are updated by 30 June 2021, their doma…
    - 5 hours ago, 17 Jun 21, 1:06pm -
  • newAbove launches new managed portfolio monetization service
    Domain investors using Above.com’s platform now have a new option to accelerate their traffic revenue with Above’s managed monetization service. This new higher level of portfolio management provides access to Above’s faster, blended monetizati…
    - 24 hours ago, 16 Jun 21, 5:56pm -
  • GoDaddy introduces “GoDaddy Payments” for small businesses
    GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) announced the launch of GoDaddy Payments, a new payments solution that enables GoDaddy Websites + Marketing and Managed WordPress WooCommerce customers to handle all of their commerce transactions directly through GoDaddy. G…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jun 21, 2:39pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 10 domains for $228,216 in May
    Mike Mann reported 10 of his domain name sales in May 2021 for a total of $228,216. Reported prices started at $6,000 and went up to $59,888. Mike sold 10 .com domains. The average reported domain sales price was $22,822. If you want to further under…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jun 21, 4:22pm -
  • Domain name trend report: May 2021
    This is a great report to get keyword and domain ideas for you future .com and other gTLD/ccTLD domain name investments. You can also use this report to better evaluate you current portfolio. Top 20 Premium Domains Registered In The Month of May 2021…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Jun 21, 4:05pm -
  • Q1 2021: domain registrations decrease by 2.8 million
    VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) today announced that the first quarter of 2021 closed with 363.5 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), a decrease of 2.8 million domain name registrations, or 0.8%, compared to the fourth…
    - 14 days ago, 4 Jun 21, 1:08am -
  • Domain Agents domain valuation guide (2021)
    Domain Agents has published its 2021 domain valuation guide. Ryan McKegney, CEO of DomainAgents, said: “As it turned out, domains had one of their best periods ever and 2021 has continued on that pace.” Here are some important points from the Dom…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Jun 21, 1:43pm -
  • CentralNic Q1 2021 report: Revenue increased by 48%
    CentralNic Group Plc (AIM: CNIC) announced its unaudited financial results for the three months ended 31 March 2021. Both revenue and adjusted EBITDA have increased quarter-on-quarter, driven by a combination of acquisitions and underlying organic gr…
    - 16 days ago, 2 Jun 21, 12:20am -
  • Dicker failed again to pay money owed as promised
    Who is more dick? Dicker of course. The guy that doesn’t pay the money he owes for years, then says he will pay (after first saying he will not!) and then fails to pay again. Are you confused? Well, it happens with this kind of people. Dicker faile…
    - 21 days ago, 27 May 21, 3:53pm -
  • Vimeo is now a separate, publicly-traded company
    Vimeo, an all-in-one video software solution, began trading on Nasdaq under the symbol “VMEO.” As a result of the spin-off, IAC’s interest in Vimeo is now held directly by IAC shareholders, and Vimeo is a separate, publicly-traded company. Vime…
    - 21 days ago, 27 May 21, 2:16pm -
  • IRP panel dismisses Afilias’ claims to reverse .WEB auction and award .WEB to Afilias
    Verisign released the following announcement today: On Thursday, May 20, a final decision was issued in the Independent Review Process (IRP) brought by Afilias against the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), rejecting Afilias…
    - 22 days ago, 26 May 21, 4:01pm -
  • Afternic adds 2-step verification
    Afternic said today that “In direct response to customer requests, we’re giving you another way to add security to your Afternic account.” “Direct” as in 10 years too late. Please Afternic and GoDaddy, no more direct responses!!! Two-Step V…
    - 23 days ago, 25 May 21, 11:15pm -
  • .MUSIC signs registry agreement with ICANN
    DotMusic Limited, the Cyprus company formed to own and operate the new .MUSIC community-based top-level domain name (TLD), announced it has signed its .MUSIC Registry Agreement with ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the…
    - 24 days ago, 24 May 21, 3:44pm -
  • Efty releases 3 ugly landing pages!
    Efty just released 3 ugly landing pages for some domain names, mainly the ultra-premium names in your portfolio, you just wish to HODL until that perfect end-user, with the matching budget, comes knocking! “Efty is here to help you play hard to get…
    - 27 days ago, 21 May 21, 2:05pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 9 domains for $141,440 in April
    Mike Mann reported 9 of his domain name sales in April 2021 for a total of $141,440. Reported prices started at $2,888 and went up to $29,888. Mike sold 9 .com domains. The average reported domain sales price was $15,716. If you want to further under…
    - 29 days ago, 19 May 21, 4:20pm -
  • Internet Society sends “An Open Letter to the Government of Canada”
    The Internet Society, Tucows and many others sent an open letter to the government of Canada, challenging policies and regulations that affect the open Internet in Canada. Read the letter here: An Open Letter to the Government of Canada Prime Ministe…
    - 30 days ago, 18 May 21, 5:41pm -
  • MMX 2020 results: Brokered and AdultBlock revenue decreases, New gTLD renewal rates plummet
    Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM: MMX) announced Final Results for the year ended 31 December 2020. MMX admitted the the AdultBlock revenue decreased in 2020 by $0.4m to $0.5m. So this dubious business model seems to be drying up. MMX also discont…
    - 30 days ago, 18 May 21, 1:05pm -
  • Donuts domain trend report: April 2021
    This is a great report to get keyword and domain ideas for you future .com and other gTLD/ccTLD domain name investments. You can also use this report to better evaluate you current portfolio. Top 20 Premium Domains Registered In The Month of April 20…
    - 31 days ago, 17 May 21, 5:49pm -
  • EURid Q1 2021 report: registrations decreased slightly to 3,681,337
    EURid released its Q1 2021 progress report, sharing its quarterly statistics and developments. Highlights include: 186,488 new domain name registrations recorded; Ireland tops the list of countries for registration growth at +9.3%; An average renewal…
    - 31 days ago, 17 May 21, 8:24am -
  • The world map using domain name registration volume!
    Nominet each year visualizes the size and influence of the different national registries – those running country code Top Level Domains (ccTLD) – in The Online World map using the domain name registration volume. The map is created using each reg…
    - 34 days ago, 14 May 21, 4:17pm -
  • Dan.com is automating domain percentage price changes
    Dan.com shared that they are creating new advanced bulk editing tools that among other things will be automating percentage price changes in a domain name portfolio or a subset of the portfolio. With the new bulk tool you will be able to add or subtr…
    - 35 days ago, 13 May 21, 4:15pm -
  • .London moves from Nominet to CentralNic
    CentralNic has been awarded a project by Dot London Domains Limited, a subsidiary of London & Partners, the business growth and destination agency for London. London & Partners operates the .London top-level domain (TLD). London was one of the first…
    - 35 days ago, 13 May 21, 2:23pm -
  • Tucows Q1 2021 results: combined domains and Ting Internet revenue increases
    Tucows Inc. reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021. All figures are in U.S. dollars. Financial Results Net revenue for the first quarter of 2021 was $70.9 million compared with $84.0 million for the first quarter…
    - 38 days ago, 10 May 21, 5:20pm -
  • .ME premium domain report: 453,500 EUR of revenue
    The .ME Registry acted quickly in 2020 and on March 4th, 2020 they made the majority of its .ME premium domains available to anyone. Because of that a bit more than a year after the launch, .me revenue from premium domains increased by more than 220%…
    - 39 days ago, 9 May 21, 10:48pm -
  • Sahil Gupta, world class idiot, fails to steal the domain Spase .com for a 3rd time!
    Sahil Gupta, world class idiot, tried to steal the domain name Spase .com for the 3rd time and again failed miserably even though the owner did not respond to the UDRP. He first filed for a Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) for the…
    - 41 days ago, 7 May 21, 4:39pm -
  • GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani appears on Sky Business (video)
    GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani appeared on Sky Business and discussed the boom in businesses building an online presence. Aman Bhutani talked about the domain name aftermarket, the secondary market and domain auctions. That is now 10% of GoDaddy’s revenu…
    - 42 days ago, 7 May 21, 1:29am -
  • GoDaddy Q1 2021 results: revenue up 13.8%, domains revenue up 18.8%
    GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021. GoDaddy also announced that Mark McCaffrey will be joining the company as its new Chief Financial Officer and Michele Lau will be joining as its new Chie…
    - 42 days ago, 7 May 21, 12:24am -
  • Frank Schilling sold his 23 New GTLDs for more than $40 million
    Uni Naming & Registry Services (UNR.com) concluded the public sale of 23 Top Level Domains. Following its April 28-30 auction event, the company has announced gross receipts of more than $40 million USD for its 20+ TLDs. More than 250 businesses and…
    - 43 days ago, 6 May 21, 12:02am -
  • NameSilo 2020 results: revenue is up by 14.3%, 3.9 million domains under management
    NameSilo Technologies Corp. announced the financial results for the financial year ended December 31, 2020. Financial highlights of Namesilo in fiscal 2020 as set forth below: Revenues of $31,050,980 for fiscal 2020 as compared to $27,166,213 in fisc…
    - 43 days ago, 5 May 21, 7:44pm -
  • Peter Sunde explains how a domain name was hijacked from Tucows and moved to Namecheap
    Peter Sunde, co-creator of Njalla, created a Twitter thread explaining how the domain dark.fail (@DarkDotFail) got hijacked from Tucows and then moved to Namecheap. Njalla revealed yesterday that Tucows was the victim of a phishing attack that affect…
    - 44 days ago, 4 May 21, 3:52pm -
  • Hijacked domains: Tucows and Njalla fell victims of a phishing attack
    Njalla revealed today that Tucows was the victim of a phishing attack that affected some domains registered with Njalla and other resellers and registrants. Tucows received a (fake) court order (including a gag order) to hand over a set of domains, w…
    - 45 days ago, 3 May 21, 5:20pm -
  • Google search: More details on the page experience update
    Last November Google announced that the page experience ranking signal will go live on Google Search this year, in what they’re calling the “page experience update”. To help publishers and site owners improve their page experience and prepare,…
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  • $110m domain name transactions at Escrow.com in Q1 2021
    Escrow.com released the Domain Investment Index for Q1 2021. The Q1 2021 trading volume of $110m was led by sales of a record number of large domain name portfolios as well as sales of high value individual domain names. The report provides insight i…
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  • NamesCon Online is coming back in September
    The 2nd edition of NamesCon Online is coming on September 22-24, 2021. Registration is now open and the cost is $79 until July 4. (Standard price is $99) Newcomers can complete a quick survey and pay $19. (Limited to the first 150 newcomers) For your…
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  • There are now more than 500.000 .gr domains
    The .gr registry announced that .gr reached a new milestone on April 21, 2021. There are now more than 500.000 .gr domain names registered. In the past 10 years .gr domain registrations almost doubled. The registry supports domain name registration i…
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  • Afternic offers new Buy-Now landing page with GoDaddy branding
    Afternic announced today that it now offers a new Buy-Now landing page with GoDaddy branding. The new landing pages also include 24/7 sales and support from GoDaddy. To use the new BIN landing pages you have to use these nameservers: NS5.AFTERNIC.COM…
    - 51 days ago, 27 Apr 21, 4:19pm -
  • Spamhaus Botnet threat update: Most abused domain registrars, Q1 2021
    Namecheap After years of being #1 in this Top 20, Namecheap (US) continues to be the preferred domain registrar for miscreants registering botnet C&C domains. Spamhaus believes that given the long history of abuse at Namecheap, this won’t change an…
    - 55 days ago, 23 Apr 21, 4:06pm -
  • Verisign Q1 2021 results: $324 million revenue (up 3.6%)
    VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2021. VeriSign, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Verisign”) reported revenue of $324 million for the first quarter of 2021, up 3.6 percent from the same quarter in…
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  • Greek banks think GoDaddy is a betting company!
    This has happened to me many times but I have never written about it before. Whenever I sell a domain name through GoDaddy or Afternic when the wire arrives in Greece it gets stuck at my bank before hitting my company bank account. They always call m…
    - 57 days ago, 21 Apr 21, 6:41pm -
  • Nominet starts a “Listening Process” that will take months!
    Nominet has appointed independent research company Savanta to carry out a “major piece of research to understand the perspectives of members and stakeholders on the future of Nominet”. “The outputs from the listening process will be published a…
    - 58 days ago, 20 Apr 21, 11:11pm -
  • Spamhaus Botnet threat update: Most abused top-level domains, Q1 2021
    For Q1 2021, the gTLD .com remains at the top of the Spamhaus rankings. A large majority of botnet C&C domains that Spamhaus Malware Labs identified were hosted on this TLD. However, we have seen many other listed TLDs improve their reputation with r…
    - 59 days ago, 19 Apr 21, 4:27pm -
  • Upcoming changes to FeedBurner
    Beginning in July, 2021, FeedBurner will go into maintenance mode. Existing feeds will continue to serve indefinitely, and existing users can download past usage statistics and email subscriptions. Users will still be able to create new accounts and…
    - 59 days ago, 19 Apr 21, 4:17pm -
  • Squarespace has filed to go public
    Squarespace, Inc. announced that it has publicly filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) relating to a proposed direct listing of its Class A common stock. Squarespace intends to lis…
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  • Mike Mann sells 14 domains for $578,995 in March
    Mike Mann had a very good month in March and that was mainly because of a 6-figure domain sale of a 2-word domain. Mike Mann reported 14 of his domain name sales in March 2021 for a total of $578,995. Reported prices started at $1,888 and went up to…
    - 64 days ago, 14 Apr 21, 4:02pm -
  • Liquid domains report: $17M in Escrow(.)com domain sales
    Giuseppe Graziano from GGRG partnering with Escrow.com and Estibot’s parent company Intelium and ShortNames.com published the 17th edition of the Liquid Domains Overview (LXDO), which focuses on the 614,928 .com domains we call “liquid”…
    - 65 days ago, 13 Apr 21, 2:34pm -
  • DNWE makes changes to marketplace and domain submission
    DNWE made some big changes a few days ago to its marketplace and the domain name submission flow to both curated and non-curated domains for sale. Here are all the changes: One Marketplace Now there’s only one single marketplace and all domains, bo…
    - 70 days ago, 8 Apr 21, 11:44pm -
  • More details on the .design sale
    Yesterday it was announced that GoDaddy is acquiring 28 New gTLDs from MMX, .Club and .Design from the Top Level Design registry. Top Level Design shared today some more details on the sale of .design and that the registry will continue operating .wi…
    - 70 days ago, 8 Apr 21, 2:36pm -
  • More details on the $120 million sale of 28 New gTLDs to GoDaddy
    Minds + Machines (MMX) shared more details today on the proposed sale of 28 New gTLDs (and other assets) to GoDaddy for $120 million. The 28 New gTLDs that are the subject of the proposed sale are these: .VIP .NRW .CASA .VODKA .XXX .FIT .MIAMI .FISHI…
    - 70 days ago, 8 Apr 21, 11:10am -
  • GoDaddy acquires 28 New gTLDs from MMX, .Design and .Club
    GoDaddy Registry today announced that it is acquiring the .club and .design domain extensions, as well as 28 domain extensions (and certain other business assets) owned and operated by Minds + Machines Group Limited (MMX). GoDaddy Registry, wholly-ow…
    - 71 days ago, 8 Apr 21, 2:00am -

Domain Incite

  • Next new gTLD round should be less English, says ICANN boss

    Next new gTLD round should be less English, says ICANN boss

    The next round of new gTLDs should be less focused on the English-speaking world, ICANN CEO Göran Marby said yesterday. Talking to ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee in a bilateral session at ICANN 71 yesterday, Marby said he believed the 201…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jun 21, 4:49pm -
  • Cade and Dammak win ICANN awards

    Cade and Dammak win ICANN awards

    Marilyn Cade and Rafik Dammak have been named joint winners of this year’s ICANN Community Excellence Award, formerly the Ethos Award. The award acknowledges those community members deemed to have embodied ICANN’s values and devoted a lot of time…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jun 21, 2:48pm -
  • In two weeks, Brits will lose their .eu domains forever

    In two weeks, Brits will lose their .eu domains forever

    UK registrants of .eu domains have just two weeks left to bring their registrations into compliance or face losing their names forever. EURid today sent out its final warning to its UK customers — update your records or have your domains placed int…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jun 21, 1:09pm -
  • ICANN waves off EFF concerns about the Ethos-Donuts deal

    ICANN waves off EFF concerns about the Ethos-Donuts deal

    ICANN has dismissed concerns from the Electronic Frontier Foundation about the recent acquisition of Donuts by Ethos Capital. Responding to a letter from EFF senior attorney Mitch Stoltz, ICANN chair Maarten Botterman said the deal had been thoroughl…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jun 21, 12:35pm -
  • ICANNers itching to get back to face-to-face shindigs

    ICANNers itching to get back to face-to-face shindigs

    A majority of ICANN community members want a return to in-person meetings as soon as possible, and overwhelmingly don’t care how many pandemic-related restrictions are put in place to get it done. That’s according to the results of an online surv…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jun 21, 11:51am -
  • How awful would ICANN 72 have to be for you to stay at home?

    How awful would ICANN 72 have to be for you to stay at home?

    ICANN is seriously considering holding its ICANN 72 public meeting with a face-to-face component in Seattle this October. But it wants to know what would make you stay at home. The org is surveying community members to see how they would respond to s…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Jun 21, 5:48pm -
  • More non-rules proposed for Whois privacy

    More non-rules proposed for Whois privacy

    An ICANN working group has come up with some extra policy proposals for how registries and registrars handle Whois records, but they’re going to be entirely optional. The ongoing Expedited Policy Development Process team has come up with a document…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Jun 21, 1:17pm -
  • Domain regs dip for second quarter in a row and it’s all China’s fault

    Domain regs dip for second quarter in a row and it’s all China’s fault

    There were 363.5 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains at the end of March, down by 2.8 million names compared to the end of 2020, Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief shows. But the losses can be attributed mostly…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Jun 21, 7:35am -
  • ICANN 71 — now with added bearded men!

    ICANN 71 — now with added bearded men!

    What’s better than a flabby, bearded, middle-aged man lecturing you about DNS policy in a Zoom window? Why, up to 25 flabby, bearded, middle-aged men lecturing you about DNS policy in the same Zoom window, of course! That appears to be an added ben…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Jun 21, 10:54am -
  • .autos priced waaay below its XYZ rivals

    .autos priced waaay below its XYZ rivals

    When XYZ.com tied up the automotive gTLD market by bringing .car, .cars, .auto and .autos into its portfolio last year, I speculated that a big price increase may be on the cards for .autos. I was wrong. The registry has in fact dropped its wholesale…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Jun 21, 6:36am -

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