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Friday, November 21, 2014

Daily Domain Sales (11-20-2014): $29,022, $4,000, $2,169
Donuts predicts that renewal rate for its New gTLDs will be greater than 80%. Check the poll below and see what you think. Trademark Clearinghouse released its latest stats: 1,181 marks have already expired & 848 marks are not verified. … Continue reading → - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 20:24
Update on Top 10 Sales from A Year Ago:,,,, More
Listed below are updates to the top 10 domain sales from a year ago this week, as ranked by DN Journal. 1. for $29,000 Appears to want to go head-to-head with VRBO. “ makes it easy to find and contact vacation rental owners from any mobile, tablet, or desktop device. Choose RentByOwner for Vacati... - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 19:40
Cache of domains stolen from an eNom account
Yet another domain theft was unveiled: A group of domains that were pushed away from an eNom customer’s account, were then transferred out to GoDaddy. Despite the Chinese owner’s proof of ownership and other provided details about how these left his account, eNom deemed the transfers to be “legitimate” and has... - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 19:31
This Weeks “Black Friday” Domain Count: .Com 559; .Net 60; .Blackfriday 16
A week from today actually marks the day know as “Black Friday” which is the day after Thanksgiving in the United States which traditionally is one of the busiest shopping days in the US. Like much else in life when retailers got a good thing, they try to extend it and maximize it. Now a […]
The Domains - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 19:0
Z Whiz! Sells for Nearly $6.8 Million in Biggest Domain Sale Reported So Far This Year
This is how you close out the year on a high note! With less than six weeks left to go in 2014, the year's biggest domain sale and one of the five highest cash sales reported since we started tracking and verifying domain sales 11 years ago was announced today.
DNJournal - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 18:39
Market Recap 11-21-14 Up Almost 5% – Rightside Hits New Low Down 1.65%
Market Recap 11-21-14 (WWWW) up 4.71 % on the day, talk of a $4.5 billion IPO for Go Daddy yesterday and it seems got a bit of a boost on that talk. mentioned: While all of this is good, the GoDaddy IPO may not necessarily be a winner. Perhaps the biggest problem […] - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 17:35
Amazon Now Using Amazon.BlackFriday
As Frank Schilling announced via Twitter this afternoon, Amazon is now using the Amazon.BlackFriday domain name.  .BlackFriday is a new gTLD extension that is operated by Uniregistry. The company is not using it as a standalone website, but they are forwarding the domain name to a 2014 Black Friday deals landing page within the Amazo... - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 16:58
ISIS? Ebola? Forget It. You Are Going To Die On A Bridge.
I'm happy we're spending $5 million on one month of war and $6 billion on climate change but I can tell you I saw this report  and if we continue to put the money in the wrong buckets, we are doomed! Bridges, roads, rails and runways are crumbling under our feet. Seven years ago, 13 people died in the dramatic collapse of the I-35W ...
The Frager factor - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 16:43
Evercore ups Apple target to $135; Google to Help Publishers Make Money by Blocking Ads
Kiss my wtf — To get husbands, Pastor Undresses And Kisses Female Church Members Asse; Elon Musk Is Not Alone In His Belief That Robots Will Eventually Want To Kill Us All; Foxconn to spend $2.6 billion building a factory exclusively for Apple; What is Bitcoin? Michelin Reinvents The Wheel; Social Media Bots Offer Phony Friends and R...
The Frager factor - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 16:31
Donuts Predicts A Renewal Rate Of Greater Than 80% For Its New gTLDs
Paul Stahura, founder and CEO Donuts Inc., wrote an article on CircleID about the upcoming New gTLDs renewals. Shahura said that he conservatively predicts an initial renewal rate of greater than 80% for Donuts gTLDs. Here are some highlights from … Continue reading → - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 16:27
From Brussels With Love – Europe Wants Google Split Up
Europe Wants Google Split Up We have seen countries in Europe propose a “Google Tax” we have seen several initiatives with regard to privacy and the right to be forgotten. Now Europe looks to be mulling a proposal to split the company up. Bill Gates can only be thinking to himself, “Larry, Sergey, Welcome to […...
The Domains - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 15:59
Paul Stahura “Experience and Evidence Point to Strong Renewal Rates for New TLDs”
Paul Stahura a co – founder of Donuts,  just published an article on Circle ID with regards to renewal rates on new gtlds. Stahura listed the factors he felt drove ... Read More - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 15:36
A Look At The History of 1Letter Com/Net/Org
With the announcement today of the sale of for $6.8 million, many have questions about 1character domains. They are obviously valuable domain names so how did we get here ? There is actually a wikipedia page dedicated to this, On December 1, 1993, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) explicitly reserved the remaining ... - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 15:17
Just Added: Four New TLD Delegations
Four new Top Level Domains were delegated into the internet’s root zone file.  The delegation of a Top Level Domain into the root zone file indicates that the TLD is “live” on the internet. Calzone allows you to subscribe to any TLD phase, category, or script.   If you subscribe to Calzone, you will receive tailored [R... - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 15:14
NamesCon: Spotlight on ICANNWiki
This article is part of a series of interviews with NamesCon exhibitors and sponsors. NamesCon 2015 will be held January 11-14, 2015 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over 800 people are expected to attend this conference. Today’s interview is with Ray King, of ICANNWiki. Ray is the founder of AboutUs, Director of ICANNWik... - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 14:23
UDRP Panel Passes On Reverse Domain Name Hijacking: It Was Complainant & Lawyers 1st Case
A one member UDRP panel passed on making a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the domain name in large part because; “fact that this appears to be the first time this Complainant or its representative has brought a proceeding.” Happy as Clams, Inc. of Long Beach, California brought the...
The Domains - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 14:20
.whoswho in Sunrise at EnCirca
Trademark owners, get your exclusive .whoswho domain name. .whoswho is in Sunrise until Dec 17th. What’s what about .WhosWho .WhosWho is the new Internet address for personal branding, online networking and public discourse .WhosWho re-invents the Who’s Who concept for the digital age. It is unrestricted and available for... - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 13:48
Insecam: Worldwide effort to take insecure camera mapper offline
There is an ongoing effort by several government agencies to bring down, a web site that displays a database of insecure web cameras organized by location. is a domain registered with GoDaddy, using their WHOIS proxy service; the domain forwards to and the content is host on a server in Russia. The ... - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 13:36
Google Rolls Out “Contributor” Which Allows Users To Block Adsense Ads For A Fee
According to CBS News,  Google is rolling out a new service called “Contributor” that will allow users to block seeing AdSense ads on site  users visit for a charge. “Working with a handful of websites, including Mashable, the Onion, Science Daily, wikiHow, Imgur and Urban Dictionary, Google is offering subscription...
The Domains - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 13:20
Interview: .Cloud top level domain winner Aruba
Aruba, which defeated Google and Amazon to win the .cloud top level domain name, discusses why it applied for the domain name and what it plans to do with it. .Cloud was one of the most applied-for top level domain names, with big names like and Google throwing their hats in the ring. Which […]
Domain Name Wire - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 11:54

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