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Captain Kirk is not high on the new Celebrity only Facebook App
William Shatner of Star Trek and Priceline fame, is a big social media user, Shatner runs a popular blog on Tumblr and is active in a lot of places. He recently put together a review of the new Facebook Mentions app, our readers probably have not been able to use this app because it is […]
The Domains - 3 hr 15 min ago
The other Click Fraud
Krebs On Security took a look at the practice of click fraud that depletes a competitors ad budget. The practice is to run up the costs and maybe get them to blow their wad early in the day. I have spoken to people over the years who certainly felt their AdWords campaign was a waste […]
The Domains - 11 hr 33 min ago
Vertical Axis Hit With UDRP on 8 Year Old Domain
Vertical Axis has just been  Hit With a UDRP on the domain name The domain according to has been owned since at least 2007 and possibly 2006 by Vertical Axis. The domain name is parked to a very generic parking page. The Complainant is not yet listed. I don’t see any federal trademark […]
The Domains - 11 hr 42 min ago
As Rightside (futures) Starts Trading Its Market Cap Is 260M Of Demand’s $465M
Rightside, the spin off of Demand Media which begins formal trading on August 1, started to trade on Friday on a pre-issue basis on the symbol NAMEV. Although shares are lightly traded the price is $14.30 which is up from an opening of $14 a share. Interestingly the market cap of Rightside as its trading […]
The Domains - 17 hr 11 min ago
3D Search Engine Launching to Protect 3D Content
The longest comment thread in the history of domaining is the post that Michael wrote four years ago about 3D, it has 5,371 comments. So for those interested in the topic of 3D there is a new search engine launching on a .es domain is all about 3D content, the engine will be using the […]
The Domains - Monday, July 28, 2014 - 3:18
Tech Radar: “The new domain name system is causing problems for brands”
Tech Radar published an article todayon new gtlds and the problems brands are already having with protecting their brand. The article references a study from Brad Newberg at Reed Smith, the sample study took a look at 20 brands in the bicycle industry and how fast some of their names were taken by those not […]
The Domains - Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 19:13
Actress Blake Lively Launches New Lifestyle Brand on a .US
Actress Blake Lively launched her new lifestyle website on a .US rather than say going the Blake.Luxury route or The Gossip Girls star is going with the name Preserve.Us. The Huffington Post covered the launch and the feedback from all over the Twitterverse, Blake Lively’s new lifestyle brand Preserve launched th...
The Domains - Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 12:26
e-Commerce may be the sizzle, but brick and mortar remains the steak
e-Commerce is certainly one of the largest trends to affect business and culture over the past 25 years. In 2013 Amazon did $74.45 billion in revenue, but when compared to Walmart that number looks small. The Arkansas based retailer is close to half a trillion in sales. Find more statistics at Statista Barbara Thau wrote […]
The Domains - Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 18:43
Exclusive – Interview with the Buyer of, Richard Kershaw 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 - Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 6:46
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 - Friday, July 25, 2014 - 16:58
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 - Friday, July 25, 2014 - 13:56
.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 and Donuts. We do not have any information regarding how the contention set was settle or what the terms we...
The Domains - Friday, July 25, 2014 - 12:1
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 sells $773,876 in domain names
Heritage Auction Results The Heritage auction wrapped up today and the big sellers were and, $150 $172.50 $12 $26.50 with bp Pass pass pass $24,000 $27,600 bp pass pass 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: at 90,000 USD · Top ccTLD: at 25,000 EUR · Top “other” TLD: 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

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