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Verisign: There Are 314 Million Domain Names As of December 31, 2015

April 14th, 2016 Comments off

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), announced that approximately 15 million domain names were added to the Internet in the fourth quarter of 2015, bringing the total number of registered domain names to approximately 314 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of Dec. 31, 2015, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief. The increase […]

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UPDATE: Domainking.ng Moved To A New Registrar After Rick Schwartz Announced UDRP

March 31st, 2016 Comments off

The domain name domainking.ng changed registrars yesterday, apparently as a result of our post announcing that Rick Schwartz filed an administrative proceeding similar to a UDRP with the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) which manages the Top Level Domain (.ng ccTLD) based on his “domain King” trademark. The domain name domainking.ng is being used as […]

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Rick Schwartz Files UDRP To Protect His “Domain King” Mark & There’s More To Come

March 30th, 2016 Comments off

Rick Schwartz who has been known in the domain community as the “Domain King” has filed an administrative action to gain control of the domain name DomainKing.ng. .Ng is the country code (ccTLD) for Nigeria. Rick not only is commonly known as the Domain King inside the domain community, but has a federally registered trademark […]

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There are Over 2 Million .in (India) Registered Domains

March 21st, 2016 Comments off

There are over 2 million registered .in domain names. The IN Registry the official registry for the .in ccTLD domain extension for India has started to post registrations stats  on their site showing the number of .in registered domain names. I’m told the registry put the stats up last week for the first time. As […]

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.Me Passes 1 Million Domain Name Registrations +28% in 2015

February 17th, 2016 Comments off

The .Me registry announced today that for the 1st time, the number of .Me domain registrations passed 1 Million domains. .Me is the country code or ccTLD for Montenegro. According to the Ministry for the Information Society and Telecommunications, the total number of registered domains amounted to 1,014,867, representing a whopping 28.36% annual growth in […]

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.WS Changing 2-3 Character New Domain Pricing & Releasing All 5-20 Number Domains

January 27th, 2016 Comments off

Due to the recent demand for the .WS extension coming from the emerging China Domain market, Global Domains International, the operator of the .WS registry, announced today that they are changing their pricing for all 2 and 3 character .WS domain names. In December 2015, thousands of .WS domain names were registered in China. The entire […]

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CENTR Reports There Are 311.5 Million Domains In The World

January 22nd, 2016 Comments off

According to a new report out today (PDF) by CENTR, which is the European country code TLD organisation, as of December 31, there are 311.5 million domain names in the world. 158.7 million domain names are Legacy TLD’s including .com, .net and .org; 140.1 million are ccTLD’s (country codes), 1.6 Million are IDN ccTLD’s, and […]

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Norwegian Paper Covers BY.com In Namescon Auction: Now Has $602K Pre-bid

January 6th, 2016 Comments off

Verdens Gang whose website is VG.no  a Norwegian tabloid newspaper and was the second largest newspaper in Norway just published a story about By.com which is in the RightoftheDot.com auction at Namescon.  By.com, as of publication of this postm has a high bid in pre-bidding on Namejet.com of $602,000 The original story that was written […]

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Owner of Houses.co.uk Who Paid £40,000 Blames Sedo For Auction Price of £2,999

November 5th, 2015 Comments off

Remember the story a few weeks ago about the domain name Houses.co.uk  which was purchased a few years ago for  £40,000 was on sale for £2,999 on Sedo? The owner of the domain name blames Sedo and its automated valuation tool. Peter Thornton told SellingUp.com, that the domain name Houses.Co.Uk is for sale but it was […]

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Australia’s Domain Administration (auDA) Proposes To Allow Direct .au Registrations

October 21st, 2015 Comments off
According to smh.com.au, folowing the led of New Zealand and the Britain,  Australia’s regulatory body for domain names, .au Domain Administration (auDA), recently announced its 2015 Names Policy Panel proposal that individuals and entities should be allowed to register domain names directly under .au, for example www.abc.au in addition to .com.au Under the proposal, domains […]