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Despite Competition from New gTLDs .ORG Continues to Grow with Registrations Passing the 10.4 Million Mark  

 Mark As Read    

When the new gTLDs began arriving in the first half of this year a lot of people predicted that the new competition would hurt the original non .com gTLDs, .net and .org more than .com. So, it was interesting to see that PIR reported continued .org growth in the first half of this year.

DNJournal 3 hours, 36 min ago

Google terminates Authorship Program in search results!

 Mark As Read    

The much hyped Google Authorship Program that promoted the use of personal Google+ credentials, is now officially over. The shocking news was delivered by John Mueller who spear-headed the project at Google Webmaster Tools, in an emotionally charged blog post: "We've gotten lots of useful feedback from all kinds of webmasters and users, and we've [...

DomainGang 3 hours, 44 min ago

Geo New gTLDs Are Clearly Outperforming

 Mark As Read    

The first results for the newly launched Dot Hamburg (large German city) are in and after the first day of General Availability, there are 13,793 domains. Solid results and all in all, I can't remember any geos about which you can say that they were a flop. In contrast, Dot Furniture for example only has 605

Domaining Tips 4 hours, 43 min ago

Domain Movers Special Addition Domain Name Sales

 Mark As Read    

Ron Jackson of DnJournal.com posted DomainNameSales.com's Q2 reported domain name sales and these are always very interesting sales IMO, because DNS always maximizes domain name sales and will often produce domain sales prices many wouldn't ask for specific domain names. So, I spent a little time and did a little digging to provide something other ...

Dot Weekly 4 hours, 54 min ago

Poll: What is Holiday.com Worth?

 Mark As Read    

This afternoon, I published an article about the upcoming Holiday.com domain name auction that will be held in November. In my opinion, this is one of the top travel domain names, and domain names of this caliber do not come on the market all that often. I thought it would be interesting to see how much readers believe this domain name is worth. I ...

Domain Investing 5 hours, 18 min ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 8-28-2014

 Mark As Read    

This list is beyond late today! This is because I spent my morning trading GPRO. I did pretty well. I sold out of my complete position and now only have

Jason Thompson 5 hours, 22 min ago

Holiday.com Hitting The Auction Block & “Experts” Predict It To Sell For More Than $30 Million

 Mark As Read    

According to Dailymail.co.uk, the domain name Holiday.com is going to be auctioned off at the World Travel Market, a conference for the international travel industry at London Excel on November 5. According to unnamed "experts" the domain is about to "become the priciest domain name in history as it is auctioned for an estimated £20 […]...

The Domains 6 hours, 48 min ago

Holiday.com Going Up for Auction

 Mark As Read    

Holiday.com, one of the most valuable travel domain names, is coming up for auction during the World Travel Market event in London. The auction for Holiday.com is being conducted by a company called Breathe Luxury, and it will be held on November 5, 2014 at London Excel hotel. World Travel Market is billed as "the leading global event for the trave...

Domain Investing 6 hours, 57 min ago

Alert: Large cache of mostly Numeric Domains stolen from eNom account!

 Mark As Read    

A large cache of primarily numeric domain names were reported as stolen, earlier today. The stolen domains were taken out of an eNom account and transferred to GoDaddy; their owner is alerting anyone to avoid buying these stolen domains: "These domains were stolen before dawn today. I found the push confirmation email about one hour […] Copyr...

DomainGang 8 hours, 17 min ago

Yoyo Email Ltd shatters UDRP record with new trademark violations

 Mark As Read    

Yoyo Email Ltd. has been bouncing its UDRP record to new highs, with a 7th UDRP in 2 months' time. Having registered 4,000 dot .email domains that are mostly linked to trademarks and brands, the rain of UDRPs against the British company has turned into a storm. The situation is so bad, that panelists at […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 8 hours, 31 min ago

10 Places I’d Like to See a Domain Conference

 Mark As Read    

One of the best draws to attending an ICANN meeting is that they are held all over the globe to give everyone an opportunity to attend a meeting regardless of where they reside. In my opinion, as someone who has not yet been to an ICANN meeting, I think one major draw is being able to travel somewhere unique for a business conference. Domain name c...

Domain Investing 8 hours, 36 min ago

Jessica Alba’s Honest Company turns $180k domain investment into $1 billion dollars!

 Mark As Read    

Honest Co., actress Jessica Alba‘s environmentally-friendly baby care startup has an estimated worth of $1 billion dollars, according to the World Street Journal. After securing a $70 million investment, Jessica Alba and Honest Co., are busy promoting the sales of toxic-free, environmentally friendly products. The company's annual revenue is ...

DomainGang 9 hours, 0 min ago

The next 50 days will be important for new TLDs

 Mark As Read    

Big launches make the next 50 days a key period for new top level domain names. A lot of new top level domain names have come to market already. Some have flown out of the gate, others are growing modestly, and some have stalled. In my opinion, the next 50 days will be an important […]

Domain Name Wire 9 hours, 23 min ago

.Host Announces 15 Pioneer Partners Including Godaddy’s MediaTemple

 Mark As Read    

Radix, announced 15 top players of the global hosting community as  Pioneers of the .host namespace, which rolled in to Landrush on August 26th. The Pioneer lineup includes big international names like MediaTemple, Bluehost, OVH, Arvixe, and the UK2 Group, in addition to regional leaders such as Natro (Turkey) and UOL (Brazil), HostPapa (Canada), B...

The Domains 9 hours, 30 min ago

Upcoming ICANN movie director in search of “good looking cast” of actors

 Mark As Read    

An upcoming movie about the history of ICANN and its impact to the global domain community, is currently in casting mode. San Francisco based film director, Alice Stamatopoulos, placed an ad on Craigslist, seeking "good looking" actors and extras. The ad reads in part: "For the role of young Fadi Chehadé: A young (23-27) good-looking, […] Cop...

DomainGang 9 hours, 41 min ago

Nominet Handles 674 Domain Complaints Down 17%; 55% Result in Domain Transfer

 Mark As Read    

Nominet the company that operates the .co.uk and now the .uk domain name extension (ccTLD)  just released its report for its Dispute Resolution Service in 2013 (DRS). In 2013 Nominet handled 674 complaints down 17% from 2012 although the number of domain names registered increase 2,7% Brands using the DRS in 2013 included Lego, Swarovski, […]

The Domains 9 hours, 46 min ago

California: First divorce filed due to “new gTLD investments”

 Mark As Read    

Only in California: a divorce was filed in Orange county, California, by a woman whose domainer husband engaged aggressively in gTLD domain registrations and other activity that damaged their joint finances. This incredible case sets a new standard to the reasons someone raises, when divorcing their spouse. Milly R., of Escondido is divorcing her h...

DomainGang 10 hours, 16 min ago

Rightside Gets Two New Directors

 Mark As Read    

According to a press release issued by Rightside this morning, the company has added two people to its Board of Directors. Diane Irvine, former Chief Executive Officer and President of Blue Nile is one new member of the board, and Shawn Colo, co-founder of Demand Media, has also been added to the company's Board of Directors. You can read more back...

Domain Investing 10 hours, 43 min ago

Domain Registrations & Purchases By Large Companies

 Mark As Read    

Here is the latest list of domain name registrations and purchases by large companies in a series I like to call DotWeekly Discoveries that is powered by DomainIQ.com . These are often very early discoveries that companies are registering and buying domain names for future products, services, advertising campaigns and countless other reasons. Here ...

Dot Weekly 11 hours, 27 min ago

Minds + Machines Launching 1st Of Its String in September; Expects 25% Of All Landrush Domain To Go To Auction

 Mark As Read    

Minds + Machines (LON:MMX), is going to launch its first new gTLD's strings into General Availability in September, actually 9 in all. The following new generic top level domains (gTLDs) in which Minds + Machines has an interest will go on general availability (GA) to the public on the following launch dates in September: September […]

The Domains 11 hours, 36 min ago

This week’s new TLDs add between 50 and 10,000 domains on first day

 Mark As Read    

One domain is off to a quick start, the others not so much. Seven new top level domain names launched this week. By far, .Hamburg for the city of Hamburg was the most registered domain name. (Ironically, this is the one new TLD launch this week that I missed in my weekly preview.) There are […]

Domain Name Wire 11 hours, 39 min ago

.London Tops 15,000 Domain Registrations; General Availability Starts September 9th

 Mark As Read    

One of the most anticipated new gTLD domain extensions .London,  now has 15,038 domain names registered, counting Sunrise registrations and now registrations granted to companies with a .London presence who had priorty to register .London domains. .London is now in 23rd place in terms of number of registered new gTLD's domain names according to nTL...

The Domains 12 hours, 49 min ago

1st Day New gTLD Totals; .Hamburg 13.7K; Discount 1,819; .Fitness 1,271; .Furniture 605; .Schule 373

 Mark As Read    

Several new gTLD went into general availability yesterday and here are the total number of domain registrations including those domains registered in Sunrise by trademark holders and in any landrush or Early Access Program (EAP) which allows registrants to pay an additional fee for early access to new domains. .Hamburg had by far the biggest [̷...

The Domains 13 hours, 10 min ago

Wonderful.com Domain Purchased By POM Wonderful

 Mark As Read    

On August 12 ,2014 I detected some activity relating to Wonderful.com and that it potentially may have sold. Based on past whois history there could have been a lot of things happening with the domain name, but now I can confirm that Wonderful.com DID sell and I just discovered who the buyers were: POM Wonderful Although the current domain name wh...

Dot Weekly 13 hours, 23 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday 8/28

 Mark As Read    

I didn't get my list out yesterday for a reason that hasn't happened in years.  Our host server went down (no we don't share a server with Namejet).  I've been with MediaTemple for about 7 years and they have always been fantastic.  I started with them because they use to brag that they could take a "Digg".  My old site would get on the front page ...

Domain Shane 14 hours, 1 min ago

DomainSherpa Discussion: What Makes TLDs Successful?; .NET Value; Best TLDs for Speculation…

 Mark As Read    

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:• What makes a TLD successful to the general population?• Update on Adam Dicker's TLD+SEO Showdown• New dots this week include .HIV, .Black, .Furniture, .Schule, .Fitness, .Discount, .Hamburg - Which TLD is best for speculation?• Is pairing micro-payment donations with .HIV innovative?• The v...

DomainSherpa 17 hours, 42 min ago

Kevin Fink of Flippa Confirms Fire.Glass sale at $5,000 is legitimate

 Mark As Read    

I want to thank Kevin Fink of Flippa for confirming that the auction for Fire.Glass that concluded on 8/26 is a legitimate sale. With all the hoopla and hype around the new gtlds, domain investors want to see sales being verified especially when its an auction format with just one bid. FireGlass.com/net/org/co/info/biz/us are all registered. [̷...

The Domains 21 hours, 47 min ago

Do We Need A Domain Name Association?

 Mark As Read    

My good friend Michael Gilmour blogs under the name Whizzbangsblog. He has been writing and investigating whether or not the domain investment industry is represented by either the dan.org or the ICA. I have taken the liberty of re-publishing his latest blog and welcome your comments on the questions that he poses. A Domain Name […]

Howard Neu, The Internet Lawyer 23 hours, 22 min ago

New Data from DomainNameSales Helps Flood DNJ's Weekly Top 20 With Big Sales

 Mark As Read    

What a difference a week makes. Last week we were talking about the aftermarket taking a nap - this week it's PARTY TIME! We confirmed the year's 8th seven-figure sale - a blockbuster that is joined by a half-dozen six-figure sales on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart.

DNJournal 23 hours, 53 min ago

Rick Schwartz owns the definitive Domain Name Association domain

 Mark As Read    

Don't worry, this post about a "Domain Name Association" does not come in multiple chapters. In fact, a domain name association is of little interest to domainers, because the activity of domaining has no official set of rules, regulations or ethics. Domaining is the Wild West in digital form, where anything goes. An association of […] Copyri...

DomainGang 23 hours, 55 min ago

NamePros New gTLD Marketplace Section Added

 Mark As Read    

I wrote a post entitled "Should Domain Forums Have a Marketplace Section for New gTLDs?" on Monday and the following day, a reader noticed that such a section was just added over at NamePros. Here's a link to that section (Marketplace – Domain Names – New gTLD). I got a chance to take a look and it

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

Largest .org sale of 2014 Dolphin.org sells for $45,000

 Mark As Read    

Dolphin.org 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 1 day ago

Divyank Turakhia: How to remember the hardest names in Domaining

 Mark As Read    

Some domainers have nearly unpronounceable names, and when you first meet them at a domain conference you might take a second look at their business cards. Memorizing these difficult names can be made easier though, if one utilizes a series of tricks that involve visualization. Let's take, for example, domain investor and entrepreneur, Divyank Tura...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Warning: Register.com Phishing Email

 Mark As Read    

I want to share an email with you that appears to be a phishing attempt to gain access to a customer's domain names and account at Register.com. I am quite sure I would not have fallen for this for a variety of reasons, but Gmail marked it as spam just in case. If you receive an email like this that purports to be from Register.com or another domai...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

ICANN terminates billion-dollar gTLD applicant over unpaid $3,000 bill

 Mark As Read    

Telefonica Brasil, part of the massive Telefonica group of telecoms companies, has lost its registrar accreditation after failing to pay its ICANN fees. The company, which had revenue last year of $14.6 billion, is facing termination of its Registrar Accreditation Agreement over the pitiful sum of $3,082.12. It's also embarrassing because Telefonic...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 8-27-2014

 Mark As Read    

If you are looking for air duct cleaning geo domains, then today may be your lucky day. Someone is dropping so many of them that I can't put them all

Jason Thompson 1 day ago

Guest Post – Inside The Mind Of A Flippa Super Seller

 Mark As Read    

From Morgan: This is a guest post by Ali Zandi, a Flippa Super Seller. Ali has built a solid business selling domains on Flippa and he has taken the time to share some of the tips and tricks that have helped him become successful with all of you. Huge thanks to Ali for putting this together […]

Domainvestors.tv 1 day ago

Reach Out to a Registry

 Mark As Read    

I think fairness has always been an issue in the domain space. People and companies are often able to cut private deals with registries, registrars, parking companies, and other industry companies, and the results of their deals may be looked upon by others with some jealousy and perhaps disillusionment. Whether you agree with private deals or you ...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Yoyo Email Ltd: Six UDRP cases in 2 months for the same Respondent!

 Mark As Read    

It's turning into an epic disaster of sorts: Yoyo Email Ltd is setting new negative records, by losing no fewer than 6 UDRP cases that we've covered, in two months' time no less. After making the mistake of registering major brands in the dot .email gTLD, Yoyo Email Ltd was hit by one UDRP after […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 day ago

UDRP: Girls Do Porn, but company Doesn’t Do Trademarks well

 Mark As Read    

Company runs site that is rather descriptive of its services. BLL Media Holdings has lost a UDRP it filed against Infinitoria Ltd over the domain name GirlDoPorn.com (in which "girl" in singular). The complainant purports to run the site GirlsDoPorn.com (in which "girls" is plural). BLL failed to show the World Intellectual Property Organization pa...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Christine Jones’ gubernatorial bid ends in primaries

 Mark As Read    

Former GoDaddy exec places third in Republican primary. Christine Jones, former general counsel for GoDaddy, lost her bid to become the next governor of Arizona in the Republican primary yesterday. Doug Ducey, current Arizona treasurer and former CEO of ice cream franchise Cold Stone Creamery, took 37% of the vote in the primary. Jones finished [&#...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

India: The new Domain Standard is here with “triple dot” and .OOO

 Mark As Read    

Start packing your gTLD bags, .XYZ - there's a new king in town, or should we say, Raja. With dot .XYZ making all sorts of silly claims about becoming the "new standard" alongside dot .com – maybe standard of freebies – so can anyone else. Indian entrepreneur, Rajiv Sabnis, announced the creative pitch for dot […] Copyright Domain...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Walmart’s questionable domains, eBay gets Flooke, Google’s hat bin and CHiPs, the movie?

 Mark As Read    

Some interesting domain name registrations from Walmart, eBay and Google. A handful of companies have made some interesting domain name registrations lately, potentially tipping off plans. First, let's start with a couple domain registrations that seem more defensive than anything else. Walmart is frequently criticized for killing mom and pop shops...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

GAC kills .indians and two more dot-brands die

 Mark As Read    

Reliance Industries, owner of the Mumbai Indians cricket team, has withdrawn itself application for the new gTLD .indians after an objection from the Indian government. ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee has said in formal advice several times, most recently in March, that India was not cool with the idea of a .indians TLD, but noted that [...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Finalists Announced for 2014 TRAFFIC Awards - 64 Nominees Chosen Across 11 Categories

 Mark As Read    

The 2014 TRAFFIC Awards will be handed out at the conference's 10th anniversary show that starts Oct. 30 at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach. Today final nominees were announced in 11 categories with 64 different people or businesses advancing to the final vote.

DNJournal 1 day ago

1St Day New gTLD Totals .Black 156 Registrations .Hiv 153

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

.Global Ends Sunrise With Almost 400 Registrations, Apple Registers 22

 Mark As Read    

.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 registrant on a...

The Domains 1 day ago

App maker spends $80k to drop “app” from domain name

 Mark As Read    

Ridescout pays big bucks for shorter domain name and other end user domain name purchases. The .app domain name is coming. Until then, many app makers have plugged "app" onto the end of their domain names when they can't get the .com domain that matches their app name. Does the domain name still matter for […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

After $1bn deal, Amazon registers Twitch domains in three gTLDs. Can you guess which three?

 Mark As Read    

Amazon has paid almost a billion dollars for the gaming community Twitch and immediately set about defensively registering some domain names. amazontwitch.com, amazontwitch.net, and amazontwitch.org were all registered via MarkMonitor on Monday, coinciding with the announcement of the acquisition. The company even registered twitchamazon.com, but n...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

T.R.A.F.F.I.C. revealed The Nominees for the 2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. AWARDS

 Mark As Read    

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 […]

The Domains 1 day ago
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