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Bitcoin Could Become Legal Tender in Australia According To Official
Australian official suggests making Bitcoin legal tender in Australia. In a talk earlier in the week Chris Jordan, the Australian tax commissioner said some would like to see Bitcoin as legal tender. Currently Bitcoin does not meet the definition under Australian law, but he said that could change. From the Guardian: The Australian t...
The Domains - 3 hr 22 min ago
Breaking; Closing Up On October 1st is closing up its operations effective October 1, 2014 Here is an email we just received: “We regret to inform you that Hitfarm will no longer be in service effectively from October 1st, 2014.” “Accordingly, you will need to update your name servers for all domain names parked at by 11:59pm P...
The Domains - 7 hr 56 min ago
.Club Sells Its 100,000th Domain
CLUB Domains just announced that it has sold its 100,000th new domain name today, “setting a record as the first new generic top-level domain (gTLD) to sell 100,000 domains and continuing its streak as the best-selling new domain extension.” Although two other new gTLD’s have more domain registrations, no new gTLD h...
The Domains - 8 hr 54 min ago
Google Authorship Comes To An End
Eric Enge wrote a very detailed and lengthy post about the end of Google Authorship, I remember when this first came out and everyone was telling me how important this was and to get on it. Bill Hartzer wrote an excellent piece about it on back in March of 2013. This is one of […]
The Domains - 13 hr 21 min ago Hitting The Auction Block & “Experts” Predict It To Sell For More Than $30 Million
According to, the domain name 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...
The Domains - Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 14:54
.Host Announces 15 Pioneer Partners Including Godaddy’s MediaTemple
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), HostP...
The Domains - Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:12
Nominet Handles 674 Domain Complaints Down 17%; 55% Result in Domain Transfer
Nominet the company that operates the 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, Swaro...
The Domains - Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:56
Minds + Machines Launching 1st Of Its String in September; Expects 25% Of All Landrush Domain To ...
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: Septe...
The Domains - Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:6
.London Tops 15,000 Domain Registrations, General Availability Starts September 9th
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 n...
The Domains - Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 8:53
1st Day New gTLD Totals, .Hamburg 13.7K, Discount 1,819, .Fitness 1,271, .Furniture 605, .Sch...
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...
The Domains - Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 8:32
Kevin Fink of Flippa Confirms Fire.Glass sale at $5,000 is legitimate
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. are all reg...
The Domains - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 23:55
Largest .org sale of 2014 sells for $45,000 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 - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 16:0
1St Day New gTLD Totals .Black 156 Registrations .Hiv 153
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 - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 10:28
.Global Ends Sunrise With Almost 400 Registrations, Apple Registers 22
.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 ...
The Domains - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:57
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. revealed The Nominees for the 2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. AWARDS
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 [R...
The Domains - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:23
PIR: .Org Grows 1.4%; Renewal Rate of Almost 74%; 6% Are Asian Registrants
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 over the past year. The report reveals that in the past twelve months the total number of .org domains under management increase...
The Domains - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:16
Fire.Glass Closes at $5,000 on Flippa
The domain name Fire.Glass just wrapped up its auction on Flippa. The auction had one bid at $5,000. Seller’s Notes Fire.Glass Premium .Glass domain. 40,500 Google Exact Monthly Searches for “Fire Glass” (12 month average). $2.39 CPC (Google). What is “Fire Glass”? Fire Glass is tempered glass manufactur...
The Domains - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 23:14
Rook Media/DomainSponsor We Will Be “The Best Parking Platform of All Time”
We just received this email from Rook Media which bought a few months ago. If you have an account at you should have an email where they are asking you to change your password, while promising that they are going to combine the best parts of Rook Media and DomainSponsor to be “The […]
The Domains - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 19:6
Why Did Philip Morris Spend $1,500 To File A UDRP On
Philip Morris just won the rights to the domain name in a  UDRP. The fact that the corporate giant won the domain is no surprise,  but I have no idea of why the company would spend $1,500 in just filing fees to get control of a horrible domain name with 4 hyphens. According to […]
The Domains - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 18:9
Sedo Transactions Total Just $900K
Over the past week, 561 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $900k. 53% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: at 60,000 EUR · Top ccTLD: at 20,000 USD · Top “other” TLD: at 18,500 USD […]
The Domains - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 16:9

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