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Jeff Sass of .Club domains, Keynote Video at DomainFest 2014
Jeff Sass, CMO of .Club domains, explains how the new gTLD’s will change the brand marketing landscape and create opportunities for domain investors at DomainFest 2014 held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in L.A on April 1st, 2014. The keynote … Continue reading → - 2 hr 11 min ago
Rook Media Acquires’s DomainSponsor Monetization Business, an innovative technology company that owns and operates a portfolio of websites and mobile apps in travel, retail and consumer finance, today announced that Rook Media, Europe’s largest domain monetization platform, has acquired its DomainSponsor monetization business. Terms of … Continue reading → - 4 hr 35 min ago
ICANN Appoints Fifth New gTLD Data Escrow Agent
Escrow4All B.V. has been approved by ICANN to provide data escrow services to new gTLD Registry Operators. All new gTLD Registry Operators are required to regularly deposit a backup copy of their TLD registration data through one of the approved … Continue reading → - 9 hr 41 min ago
ICANN sends notice of breach to
Please be advised that as of 9 April 2014, Homestead Limited  dba (“Namevault”) is in breach of its Registrar Accreditation Agreement (“RAA”) wit h the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) dated 8 August 2013 (“RAA”). was also sent a notice of breach last year. These breaches resul... - 18 hr 48 min ago
24 more New gTLDs were delegated: .college, .engineering, .media, .university, .gop, .yokohama
ICANN announced that 24 more New gTLDs were delegated for a total of 225 new gTLD strings. Here are some of the more important of the 24 new gTLDs: .college,  .engineering, .media, .university, .gop and .yokohama. Check out the Launch … Continue reading → - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 11:8
Thank you all for the 200,000 page views on
My blog reached a milestone with 200,000 page views during the weekend. Nearly 85,000 page views have been served in the past 5 months. I started the blog in July 2012 and then stopped blogging in 2013 for a … Continue reading → - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 10:23
Afternic/Go Daddy Weekly Domain Sales: $20k, $17,650 (4-6-14 to 4-12-14)
Afternic and Go Daddy published their combined weekly domain name sales. The total sales for week 4-6-14 to 4-12-14 were $2.065.279. A lot of domains sales were not reported because the seller and/or buyer asked Afternic/Godaddy to keep the sale confidential. … Continue reading → - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 4:13 sells for $65,100 at a Namejet auction
The domain name was sold for $65,100 in a public auction at Namejet. There were  323 bidders in the auction. There was no reserve. valued the domain at $142,000. The domain was registered in 1995 and was auctioned … Continue reading → - Monday, April 21, 2014 - 18:4
How can I research a domain that I may want to purchase?
Google’s Matt Cutts was asked a question at Google Webmasters about buying a domain name: Question: How can we check to see if a domain (bought from a registrar) was previously in trouble with Google? I recently bought, and unbeknownst … Continue reading → - Monday, April 21, 2014 - 15:5
Would you like some weed (.farm)?
I was only after 3 domain names from Donuts 3 new gTLD strings this week that were .farm, .codes and .viajes. I got one and I am happy with that. Judging from the zone files there was not a lot … Continue reading → - Monday, April 21, 2014 - 12:38
Sedo sells 620 domains worth $1.3 million: $200k, $15k (Apr 6 to Apr 12)
In the past week (Apr 6 to Apr 12), 620 (660 last week) transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.3 million ($1.3m last week). Only 209 (248 last week) domains from the 620 were reported by Sedo. … Continue reading → - Monday, April 21, 2014 - 3:26
Namejet sells 74 domains for $404k in March 2014 – $66k, $22k
Namejet released it’s March 2014 domain name auctions report. Namejet sold 74 domains for $404,498 in March 2014. Namejet only reports domains that were sold for $2,000 or more. I am sure that the bulk amount of sales are below this … Continue reading → - Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 4:53
How much will be sold for at the Namejet auction?
The domain name is in a public auction at Namejet since yesterday and after just a few hours it is already at $18,600. How much do you think it will be sold for? There are currently 321 bidders in … Continue reading → - Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 8:12
New gTLD Domain Sales: 3 sold for $3,000+ and 6 for $1,200+ each (,
This past week the following 2 Donuts New gTLDs entered general availability with EAP: .marketing and .holiday. The total Donuts EAP purchases from the first 3 EAP days is at about $16,200 or more depending on the premium domain names. … Continue reading → - Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:6
Uniregistry to Sponsor T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West 2014 at Las Vegas
Uniregistry will be sponsoring the luncheon on May 29th at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West 2014 at Las Vegas. Here is the announcement from Rick Schwartz: T.R.A.F.F.I.C. is excited to announce that Frank Schilling’s UNIREGISTRY will be sponsoring the luncheon on Thursday, May 29th, at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. … Continue reading → - Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:35
EURid will be the registry of the .eu top-level domain for the next 5 years
EURid has been confirmed as the registry manager of the .eu top-level domain for the next five years, with the European Commission Decision (2014/207/EU), published in the Official Journal of the European Union (L109). “We feel honored to have been … Continue reading → - Friday, April 18, 2014 - 3:15
Looking to buy .red, .blue and .pink domain names? Here are the registrars…
The New gTLDs .red, .blue and .pink launched today by Afilias. The .BLUE, .RED, .PINK general availability period opened at 16:00:00 UTC on April 17, 2014. A lot of people complained that they couldn’t find what registrars are offering these … Continue reading → - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 14:26
General Availability Started Yesterday: .Codes, .Farm and .Viajes
Donuts entered EAP general availability for the following 3 New gTLDs yesterday: .Codes, .Farm and .Viajes (travel in Spanish). This seem like a slow week for Donuts with weak strings. I don’t know the Spanish market so I am not … Continue reading → - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:7
Future Media Architects (FMA) is dropping 2737 3-letter .info domain names
Future Media Architects, Inc. (FMA) owned by domainer Thunayan K AL-Ghanim (aka “Elequa”) is dropping thousands of 3 letter .info. FMA owns domain name such as,,, and I read a comment by Mark about thousands … Continue reading → - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:51
New gTLDs reach 500,000 domain name registrations (.link is at 20,000 but…)
New gTLDs surpassed 500,000 domain name registrations today reaching 531,665 registrations with the help of 5 Uniregistry new gtlds that launched yesterday and .buzz. Here are their first day registration numbers: buzz  796 gift  4894 guitars  513 link  20050 photo … Continue reading → - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 8:43

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