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Exclusive – Interview with the Buyer of Digital.com, Richard Kershaw
Digital.com sold in the Heritage Auction for $325,000 and with the buyers premium the total price to the buyer came to $373,750. After the auction we communicated with the gentleman who purchased the domain name, Richard Kershaw. We decided to ask Richard a few questions about what he does, why he purchased the name and […]
The Domains - 4 hr 24 min ago
It’s All About Branding
Nathan Safran wrote a piece on Search Engine Land that had to do with the branding benefits of search. In his piece entitled, It’s Time For Marketers To Attend To The Branding Benefits Of Search, Safran cited a Google study that concluded, “Search Ads Lift Brand Awareness.” The study tested brand recall for searchers who […]
The Domains - 18 hr 12 min ago
Minds + Machines Issues 350K Shares To Employee at 9P Stock trading At 11.50P
According to a regulatory filing, Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM:MMX), the publicly quoted owner and operator of Internet top-level domains, announces that it has issued 350,000 new Ordinary Shares following exercise by an employee of 350,000 share options at an exercise price of 9p per share. The new Ordinary Shares will rank p...
The Domains - 21 hr 14 min ago
.Broadway Resolved as 2 of 3 Apps are Withdrawn
Another new gTLD string has apparently been resolved, .Broadway The surviving applicant is Celebrate Broadway, Inc which is a Minds + Machines backed applicant. Those withdrawing their applications are broadwayacrossamerica.com and Donuts. We do not have any information regarding how the contention set was settle or what the terms we...
The Domains - 23 hr 9 min ago
Is The U.S. Lagging Behind China in Domain Savvy ?
Kathy Nielsen did an article for Wired that took a look at the U.S. lagging behind China when it comes to gTLD awareness. From the article: The IDN movement is significant in China, which has 21.97% of the world’s Internet users, compared to just 9.58% of the world’s Internet users coming from the U.S. In […]
The Domains - Friday, July 25, 2014 - 6:47
Verisign Goes Rouge: New gTLD’s: “Registration Numbers on Par With .Co” & .Net is Like One
During ts earnings call today Verisign (VRSN) brushed away the new gTLD’s saying “Gross registrations for new gTLD’s are at 1.6 million which puts them on Par with .Co” Ouch Verisign’s Representative went further to say that no one should build a conclusion on the new gTLD program until we go through a r...
The Domains - Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 17:39
Verisign Reports: 128.9 Million .Com/.Net Domains; 57.2% Profit Margin & $1.5 Billion In the Bank
VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN), the registry for .Com and .Net reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2014 after the market closed today and lets face it .com and net growth are basically stalled. VeriSign, Inc. reported revenue of $250 million for the second quarter of 2014, up 4.6% from the same quarter in […]
The Domains - Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 16:35
Heritage Auctions Led by Digital.com sells $773,876 in domain names
Heritage Auction Results The Heritage auction wrapped up today and the big sellers were Digital.com and Cute.com, coinvendor.com $150 $172.50 autographbroker.com $12 $26.50 with bp bestsportscards.com Pass stockcompany.com pass assetguard.com pass sfd.com $24,000 $27,600 bp Gemmint.com pass Cain.com pass showcasecomics.com pass LongB...
The Domains - Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 15:15
Of The 9,025 .Voting Domains Registered Over 97% Registered To Co. With Ties To The Registry?
One company is responsible for registering over 97% of the 9,025 .Voting new gTLD domain names. We reported earlier today that .Voting had 9,025 domain names registered after the first day of general availability However we see that 8,811 of the 9,025 domain names were registered by the domain name registrar, Registry Gate GmbH”...
The Domains - Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:11
This Weeks New gTLD 1st Day Totals: .Voting 9,025, .Kaufen 4,325, Consulting 3,852, Media 3,438
Yesterday a bunch of new gTLD’s went into general availability (GA)  meaning domain names can be registered live on a first come first serve basis. All total include any Sunrise registrations and any Landrush/Early Access Program (EAP) registration which took place before GA .KAUFEN which is German for the word “Buy”...
The Domains - Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 10:46
Sedo Transactions Total $1M; 52% Are BIN & Open.TV Sells For $25K
Over the past week, 506 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1m. 52% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: gca.com at 90,000 USD · Top ccTLD: open.tv at 25,000 EUR · Top “other” TLD: matrix.org at 7,999 USD The […]
The Domains - Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 10:21
You Want To illegally download content in the UK ? You will get some letters but no penalty
The MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) and RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) must be wondering what the heck is going on across the pond in the UK. After years of trying to find the right solution to dealing with piracy, they are going to send citizens letters that are the equivalent to telling […]
The Domains - Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 6:45
Flippa giving away a special link to redeem 1 FREE Domain listing!
Flippa has certainly ramped up its domain only auctions since Kevin Fink came on board and jump started things there. There is a special promo running good for one week, that he just released, From now through month’s end, when you list a domain on Flippa, you’ll be given a special link to redeem 1 […]
The Domains - Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 4:28
An Example of Why People Still CyberSquat
Why do people still cybersquat ? That was a question posed a couple of weeks back on Namepros, and while I am not advocating it any way, I am going to give an example of how it still pays off in 2014. PluralSight.in sold on Wednesday for $16,000. The domain was registered in July of […]
The Domains - Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 3:48
3rd Reverse Domain Name Hijacking of The Day: Sin Spirits LLC Guilty On SinVodka.com
Sin Spirits LLC represented by George M. Dipp, Texas has been found Guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) making it the third RDNH ruling of the day which must be a record, on the domain name SinVodka.com Respondent registered the disputed domain name on November 9, 1997 as evidenced by the Whois records. Complainant […...
The Domains - Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 16:59
Citybankonline.com Guilty Of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
CITY BANK (not CitiBank) whose site is CityBankOnline.com and CityBankTexas.com, represented by Kristi Dent of Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated, Texas, USA was just found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH). The three member panel of Fernando Triana, Esq, James A. Carmodym, and Dennis A. Foster, Esq said on the issue of RDN...
The Domains - Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 16:37
Neustar Reports: Revenue up 8%; Income Decreases 6%
Neustar, Inc. (NSR), today announced results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, and reaffirmed its guidance for 2014. Results for Second Quarter 2014 Compared to Second Quarter 2013 Revenue increased 8% to $237.5 million Revenue from Marketing Services increased 19% to $35.0 million Revenue from Security Services increased 28% to $...
The Domains - Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 16:16
Sunrise/Early Access Program Domains Taken in .Pictures: Fox, HBO & Some Good Generics
We published a post earlier today that included .Pictures that went into general availability today. We thought we would take a look at some of the more interesting Sunrise and Early Access Program (EAP) registrations for .Pictures keeping in mind some of these had a premium registration and renewal rate in addition to the EAP [̷...
The Domains - Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 13:54
5 Domains That Have Hit Reserve and Will Sell At HA.com
The Heritage Auction domain name live auction is tomorrow at 2PM EST with live online bidding. The Ha.com, prebidding system is open until 10pm tonight. The auction features some great domains including Bitcoins.com and Bitcoin.club and you can read more about the auction here As of publication 5 domain names have hit reserve and wil...
The Domains - Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:19
MapsWithME.com With over 4 Million Users Re-Brands as Maps.Me
The .Me registry announced today in a blog post, that MapsWithME.com has rebranded as MAPS.ME The company is the creator of an App which boasts over 4 million users. The App is available for iOS, Android and BlackBerry. This startup uses OpenStreetMap data to provide access to highly detailed offline maps of, virtually, every country...
The Domains - Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 11:59

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