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Video: GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving on CNBC

 Mark As Read    

As you already know, GoDaddy went public this morning, trading on the NYSE under the GDDY ticker symbol. GDDY stock is off to a solid start, and it is now trading well above its $20 opening price at around $26/share. After watching CNBC for a while this morning, it seems that most people agree that this was a great start for GoDaddy. Shortly after ...

Domain Investing 17 minutes ago

March’s Top 5 Stories on Domain Name Wire

 Mark As Read    

A look back at March 2015 in the domain name business. Was March a slow news month? Looking over the top stories from last month, there wasn't a lot of breaking, hard-hitting news. But there were some interesting domain name sales and other developments. Here's a rundown of the top stories from last month: 1. […]

Domain Name Wire 33 minutes ago

.XYZ Daniel Negari Appears To Have Acquired The New gTLD .Rent

 Mark As Read    

It appears Daniel Negari of  .XYZ has acquired another new gTLD .Rent. It appears that .XYZ bought the new gTLD .Rent application that was originally filed by  DERRent, LLC which was owned by Dominion Enterprises The applicant for .Rent is still currently listed as DERRent, LLC, which won the extension in a two-way battle with […]

The Domains 34 minutes ago

.guru renewals at 63%

 Mark As Read    

Ten days into its series of renewal rate disclosures, Donuts has revealed that .guru's rate currently stands at 63.4%. In a blog post yesterday, COO Richard Tindal said that the registry's overall renewal figure for the first 81,569 domains it sold was 68.4%. The other two large TLDs in the batch — .photography and .clothing […] Relate... 58 minutes ago

Go Daddy Off to the Races With Fast IPO Start - .CLUB Registry Reaches 200,000 Registrations

 Mark As Read    

One of the biggest stories not just in the domain world, but the mainstream business world as well, is Go Daddy's first day as a publicly traded company today. The stock got off to fast start - jumping 30% at the opening bell. Today was also a landmark day for the .CLUB Registry.

DNJournal 1 hour, 2 min ago

Lou Andreozzi to Lead New .Law Top-Level Domain

 Mark As Read    

Registration for .law limited to accredited lawyers and law firms SANTA MONICA, California, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Minds + Machines (LSE: MMX), the owner of the new .law top-level domain, today announced the appointment of Lou Andreozzi, former Chairman … Continue reading → 1 hour, 8 min ago

World’s Most Iconic Financial Name Goes Up for Sale – First Time in History “” to be sold as a Financial Website

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NEW YORK, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — In an epic online sale that's expected to result in one of the highest amounts paid to date for a domain name, the world's most famous and iconic financial name is now up for … Continue reading → 1 hour, 11 min ago

Top 5 Domain companies that we’d like to see go public

 Mark As Read    

GoDaddy's big day finally arrived today; the much-anticipated IPO took several years to materialize, and the biggest domain registrar in the world should be happy with the results. There are several companies in the domain industry that should do well if they went public. The process of having an initial public offering is complex, and […] Co...

DomainGang 1 hour, 49 min ago

Godaddy Is Up Over $6 a Share In Early Trading

 Mark As Read    

Godaddy (GDDY) which went public today at $20 IPO price is trading as of publication at $26.30, up $6.30 Godaddy's first trade was at $26.18 then slipped as low as $25.49 before bouncing to its inter-day high of $26.84. Over 10,500,000 shares of Godaddy were traded in less than the 1st hour of trading. Godaddy […]

The Domains 3 hours, 5 min ago

After Shares Hit An All Time Low, CentralNic Issues an Update On Their gTLD’s

 Mark As Read    

After its shares hit an all time low yesterday, CentralNic Group plc (AIM:CNIC) issued an update on "CentralNic gTLDs" CentralNic is a back-end provider for new gTLD's Shares rose today 1p to 24p. " CentralNic is pleased to report that following successful completion of auction processes, the gTLDs .online, .site, .tech, .love, .forum, .fan, .rent,...

The Domains 3 hours, 15 min ago

GoDaddy shares pop 30% at open

 Mark As Read    

So far, so good for GoDaddy's IPO. It's not an April Fool joke — GoDaddy is off to a great start in the public markets. Shares began trading at about $26 today, 30% over where the IPO priced. The $20 pricing was itself above the expected range of $17-$19. At $26 a share, the company […]

Domain Name Wire 3 hours, 22 min ago

IBM’s Softlayer hit with ICANN breach notice

 Mark As Read    

Notice appears to be triggered by customer complaint. ICANN has sent a breach notice (pdf) to Everyones Internet, Ltd. dba SoftLayer, citing multiple contract infractions. Softlayer was acquired by IBM in 2013. According to the most recent .com registry report from November, Softlayer's domain business is meaningful. It had about 90,000 .com regist...

Domain Name Wire 3 hours, 47 min ago

Minds + Machines Names Lou Andreozzi, former Chairman of Bloomberg Law CEO of .Law

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Minds + Machines (LSE: MMX), the owner of the new .Law top-level domain, today announced the appointment of Lou Andreozzi, former Chairman of Bloomberg Law and CEO of LexisNexis North American Legal Markets, Martindale Hubbell and, as CEO of .Law. Carl Jaeckel, founder of Lawyer Central and CMO of Morgan & Morgan will also […]

The Domains 3 hours, 50 min ago

.Club Tops 200K Domains Is Godaddy’s #1 Selling New Domain Extension

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In less than a year from its launch,  .CLUB has sold more than 200,000 domain names. .Club is still one of just a handful of new gTLD's that are adding hundreds of registrations a day. According to a Press Release out today by the .Club registry, .CLUB is recognized globally as a meaningful, memorable word […]

The Domains 3 hours, 56 min ago

.Club tops 200,000 domain name registrations

 Mark As Read    

.Club domain marks big milestone. The .Club team is celebrating after crossing the 200,000 registration barrier less than a year after launch. The numbers can be attributed to a good domain, low pricing, broad distribution and aggressive marketing. Although officially #3 in the zone file rankings, I believe .Club is #2 in arms-length registrations,...

Domain Name Wire 4 hours, 0 min ago

Are You Bullish or Bearish on Go Daddy Stock ?

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With Go Daddy shares set to start trading today, are you going to buy stock or are you negative on the offering ? James Gellert from Rapid Ratings told CNN he is not high on the stock. ‘Elevated' financial risk: Investors want to know: Will GoDaddy shares be off to the races like Patrick's No. […]

The Domains 4 hours, 22 min ago

GoDaddy : Stock breaks new record at $367.22 dollars

 Mark As Read    

GoDaddy, the biggest domain registrar in the world, went public today, in a much-discussed initial public offering that set new records in the domain community. The stock sky-rocketed past $20, then past $100, then all the way to $367.22 dollars a share, where it's currently trading. Millions of investors, mostly domainers, rushed to buy the [̷...

DomainGang 4 hours, 22 min ago

GoDaddy Goes Public

 Mark As Read    

I woke up to many more emails than normal this morning. A large percentage of those were Google Alerts and other emails about GoDaddy's initial public offering. GoDaddy stock is set to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange today under the GDDY stock ticker symbol. This is a major milestone for the company, which is valued "at around $4.5 bil...

Domain Investing 4 hours, 42 min ago

GoDaddy goes public today, raises $460 million

 Mark As Read    

Company prices above expected range, valuing company at over $3 billion. GoDaddy will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange today under the symbol "GDDY". The company priced at $20 per share and sold 23 million shares, raising $460 million. This was above its planned price range of $17-$19, and values the company at […]

Domain Name Wire 5 hours, 21 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

 Mark As Read    

April Fools Day is done.  It has become stupid and therefore I am canceling it.  If all you got left in your comedy repertoire is to write something that is not true and then let everyone know at the end that it is not true then you really need to find a new bit.  The only thing that is worse are the companies who release real news on that day. Bec...

Domain Shane 6 hours, 43 min ago

Google launches

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Google has launched, one of its batch of 2015 April Fool's Day jokes. Visiting the domain today will reveal a reversed perspective on the usual Google home page. Even the results pages are reversed. It's probably the most inventive use of a dot-brand new gTLD to date. Related posts: Google threatens domain names with Direct Connect Goo... 9 hours, 46 min ago

That mystery $1 million .sucks fee explained, and it’s probably not what you thought

 Mark As Read    

Vox Populi has agreed to pay ICANN up to $1 million in extra fees in order to pay off the debts of affiliated deadbeat registrars, I can reveal. The formerly mysterious fees, which comprise a $100,000 start-up payment and $1 for each of its first 900,000 .sucks transactions, were discovered by ICANN's Intellectual Property Constituency, […] ... 9 hours, 57 min ago

Flippa Recap: for $130,000,,,, More

 Mark As Read    

Some Domains That Sold Last Week - $130,000 – Lots of uses….bills are due, babies are due, any type of task/assignment has a due date. Due process, due diligence, etc. – $12,300 – I see this one having crossed the sales wire for $8,600 earlier this year, which makes for a nice quick, profitable flip.

Domain Shane 14 hours, 26 min ago

Chinese domain market update – Part 2

 Mark As Read    

There were too many domain acquisitions that were made by Chinese domain investors during the past 30 days; domain investor, George Hong, of described our previous coverage to be the "tip of an iceberg." Fair enough, so this is Part two of the most recent Chinese domain market report. Starting off with the latest […] Copyright Domain...

DomainGang 15 hours, 14 min ago

Soap.Club Sells for $5K, for $76K Sedo’s Weekly Sales Results

 Mark As Read    

Dot io seems to have replaced dot info as the new "it" ending but returned dot info to the spotlight with the big sale on Sedo.  A few new Gs are starting to slip in each week as well.  Here are this week's sales for you to use as comps.   You can go HERE to see all of Sedo's recent activity Domain name Price Currency     &#...

Domain Shane 15 hours, 57 min ago

The Cost of Protecting Your Brand and Domains

 Mark As Read    

If a company wants to protect their brand, they may have to consider paying the price of $2,499 in order to register .sucks in their own name to prevent the domain from being registered and inappropriately used by others.

Traverse Legal 16 hours, 6 min ago

Matt Cutts Announces SEO.Ninja

 Mark As Read    

Matt Cutts has been the head of Google's Webspam team for quite some time, and he is currently on leave from the company. Cutts is seemingly the goto guy when it comes to SEO questions pertaining to Google, and he is pretty much the face of the company for many webmasters and SEOs. In a tweet this evening, Cutts announced that his next project is c...

Domain Investing 16 hours, 16 min ago

Domains for Cheryl Auction Now Live. + More

 Mark As Read    

These domains have been donated for the Domains for Cheryl campaign. Please see this post and this post for more details. Go to NamePros to Bid >> (donated by Daniel) Similar domain sold: AnonymousFeedback $2,788 on AfternicDLS (donated by Tia Wood) Similar domain sold: SurvivalTube $2,000 on Sedo br.s...

National Association of Realtors and Move, Inc. Reach Agreement Over Use Of New gTLD’s Outside The US

 Mark As Read    

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) and Move, Inc. (Move) announced today that they reached agreement over the use of top level domains outside of the United States. Accordingly, the complaint filed by NAR with the Chancery Court in Delaware on November 10, 2014 seeking clarification on this matter has been dismissed. Move was acquired by [&...

The Domains 20 hours, 24 min ago

Highest Reported .info Sale Since 2007; at $76K Leads Sedo’s $1.3 Million Week

 Mark As Read    

Over the past week, 669 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.3 Million dollars. 56% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .com: at 22,500 USD · Top ccTLD: at 10,700 USD · Top “other” TLD: at 76,000 […]

The Domains 21 hours, 26 min ago

Latest Report From the Public Interest Registry Shows .ORG Growth Continued in 2014

 Mark As Read    

Public Interest Registry, the operator of the .org domain, released their latest bi-annual domain name report covering the second half of 2014 today. With the final numbers from last year now tabulated, the PIR report showed another year of growth for the TLD.

DNJournal 21 hours, 31 min ago

Club or Bar… We’ve Got Your Perfect Domain Name for Great Online Marketing

 Mark As Read    

.CLUB and .BAR Domains Team Up at Nightclub & Bar Show to Bring Meaningful New Web Addresses to the Industry LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – March 31, 2015) – There's a new, better way for nightclubs and bars to market and … Continue reading → 21 hours, 41 min ago

.Org Domains Rose 1.3% in 2014

 Mark As Read    

Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain, today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report “The Dashboard,” detailing the worldwide growth of .org in 2014. The report reveals that the number of .org domain names registered in 2014 rose 1.3 percent, bringing the total domains under management (DUM) to mo...

The Domains 22 hours, 19 min ago

Impress Labs Exclusively Brokering the Sale of the Domain

 Mark As Read    

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Mar 31, 2015) – Impress Labs, a brand-driven communication agency specializing in the life science, semiconductor and solar industries, today announced it is exclusively brokering the sale of With over 2 million monthly searches for … Continue reading → 22 hours, 39 min ago Partners with to Sell Notable Domain Portfolio

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One of The World’s Largest Portfolios of Three-Letter .CO Domain Names Now For Sale (PRWEB) March 31, 2015, a leading broker of ultra premium domain names and websites announced today that they have entered an exclusive relationship with TLDtraders … Continue reading → 22 hours, 43 min ago

Dot .CLUB reveals ‘phallic’ fan at the NCB Show among other news

 Mark As Read    

Dot .CLUB officers revealed a rather phallic fan bearing the corporate insignia, during the NCB Show in Las Vegas. The blue, pulsating gizmo was carefully handled by an unknown Dot .CLUB employee, and can be won at the event. See photo below. In other news, Dot .CLUB announced the joint venture of the dot .CLUB […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 23 hours, 27 min ago

The Best Day for Your Domain Name Auction to Close On

 Mark As Read    

In this article we examine more than 175,000 domain name auction results to reveal the best day of the week for your auction to close on. In much the same way that email marketers consider the best day of the week to optimize for opens, the day your auction ends on can have a dramatic impact on the closing price. People are busy on Mondays catching...

NameBio Blog 23 hours, 37 min ago

Sedo increasing minimum offers and commissions

 Mark As Read    

Low-ball offers now must be a bit higher. Domain name marketplace Sedo is increasing the minimum offer people have to make on a domain name as well as the minimum commission sellers pay. Effective April 9, the minimum offer for most domains will increase from $60 to $90 (or EUR) or 75 GBP. Sellers will […]

Domain Name Wire 23 hours, 50 min ago

Sedo Updates Price List

 Mark As Read    

This afternoon, in an email sent to customers and registered users, Sedo announced that there has been an update to the company's price list. I think that domain investors who buy or sell domain names using Sedo should be aware of the changes. The new pricing list goes into effect on April 9, 2015, and the company advised that customers updated the...

Domain Investing 23 hours, 53 min ago

Sedo changes commission prices for domains sold at its marketplace

 Mark As Read    

Sedo has sent out an announcement, regarding a number of changes in commissions, for domains sold via its popular marketplace. "On April 9, 2015, we will be changing the  minimum fee and minimum bid amounts for the first time. For customers liable for payment of VAT, there will also be changes in how the sales commission […] Copyright DomainG...

DomainGang 23 hours, 59 min ago

Announcing the New NameBio Blog

 Mark As Read    

NameBio has been the leading source for researching domain name comparable sales for nearly a decade. While we proudly help power great data-driven series in the domain space like Shane Cultra's Flips & Flops and TLDInvestors' Daily Sales Recaps, we've never had a blog of our own. That changes today with the launch of the new NameBio blog. What...

NameBio Blog 1 day ago

.Club & .Bar Team Up To Exhibit at The Nightclub & Bar Show Being Held in Las Vegas

 Mark As Read    

.CLUB &  .BAR domain names are teaming up for the first time to offer the nightclub and bar industry the opportunity to get the perfect web address for their club or bar at the  Nightclub and Bar Show being held in Las Vegas March 31-April 1, 2015 .CLUB Domains, which owns and operates the #1 […]

The Domains 1 day ago

New Domain Sales Platform Robocalls End Users

 Mark As Read    

There are many domain portfolio scripts that allow you to sell domains without paying  3rd party commissions but many miss the end user aspect of upsell and marketing. Not anymore. Vabera Tech just launched a new domain sales program called VexNag that automatically robocalls target end users pitching a thirty second prerecorded message saving valu... Acquired by Google

 Mark As Read    

It appears that Google has acquired the two letter domain name. According to the DomainTools Whois History Tool, was previously registered under privacy at Dynadot. As of today, the Whois information is public, and Google is listed as the domain name registrant. The domain name is now registered at Mark Monitor. It looks like Google b...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Google Inc. Acquires Domain Name

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Google Inc. has acquired the 2 letter domain name from Cyber Trading Co. . It is currently not known if the domain name which is the acronym for YouTube will be used for the popular service owned by Google.

The Domains 1 day ago

Donald Trump wins generic domain in UDRP

 Mark As Read    

Multi-billionaire mogul Donald Trump has challenged the registrant of in a UDRP, and has won. The shocking decision relied on a trademark for TRUMP CARD that "The Donald" acquired in 2000, two full years after was registered, according to DomainTools. Despite a valiant defense by the Respondent, the case came down to a [...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Are you still making money with AdSense?

 Mark As Read    

I am interested to know if anyone is still making revenue with Google AdSense on there websites that they have built. In fact I am buying sites actively just now that have been earning $10 – $30 per month with Six Months proof of earnings, What I have been looking for is sites that have been built […] The post Are you still making money...

Robbie's Blog 1 day ago

Rightside stock up 50% this year

 Mark As Read    

Shares rebound from tough 2014. 2014 was miserable for owners of Rightside stock. Its shares sank 58% from $15.82 after being spun off from Demand Media to $6.72 at the close of 2014. Ouch. 2015 is seeing a big reversal. Shares opened today at $10.11, up 50% from the January 2 open of $6.76. The […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Why Donuts is revealing domain name renewal rates

 Mark As Read    

By predicting and revealing renewals, Donuts hopes to get registrars and domain name investors on board. Donuts has posted an update on its renewal rates, showing an overall 68.4% rate after ten days. The update also highlights a reason Donuts predicted its renewal rates ahead of time and has continuously revealed its rates now that […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

nTLDStats Reports Over 1.25 Million People Have Registered The 4.8 M New gTLD Domains

 Mark As Read is reporting that the number of Unique Registrants of a new gTLD domain name is just over 1.25 Million registrants. The total number of new gTLD domain names registered are now over 4.8 Million. Some other interesting  numbers from about the registrants of new gTLD's: Frank Schilling North Sound Names has the largest [&#...

The Domains 1 day ago
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