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How the blockchain could change the domain business

April 24th, 2015 Comments off
Mike Ward wrote a very interesting piece on Coin Telegraph with regards to the Blockchain and domain names. Ward takes a look at how the DNS can run on a decentralized platform, he talks about the flexibility this would provide and how it would create greater freedom, reduce costs and provide less exposure to risk. […]

Verisign Reports: Revenue up 4%; .Com/.Net Increase 3.1%: Has $1.9 Billion In The Bank

April 23rd, 2015 Comments off
VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN), today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2015 after the market closed. Verisign Registry Services added 1.51 million net new names during the first quarter, ending with 133.0 million .com and .net domain names in the domain name base, which represents a 3.1% increase over the base at the end […]

Marchex Sells It’s Domain Portfolio Of 200K+ Domains To Godaddy For $28.1 Million

April 22nd, 2015 Comments off
Marchex, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHX), today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell its remaining domain portfolio of more than 200,000 domains to GoDaddy Inc.(NYSE: GDDY). Under the agreement, Marchex received cash consideration of $28.1 million from Godaddy, plus additional earn-out payments the terms of which were undisclosed including the maximum additional earn […]

WDD.2015.Delhi SnapNames Domain Auction Gets $100K Bid On Computer.de

April 20th, 2015 Comments off
The domain name auction being run in conjunction with The World Domain Day conference on Snapnames.com has drawn over $400,000 in bids. All bidding is led by Computer.debut there is also a $75K bid on enetwork.com and LatinoTimes.com as well as a $50K bid on Bodyguards.com and GTR.com but none of the reserve have been […]

Afnic Report: “The Domain Market in 2014″

April 16th, 2015 Comments off
Aftnic.fr the manager of the .fr (France) extension, published a pretty extensive report today. The report “The Domain Market in 2014″ takes a look back at 2014 and provides some interesting stats and graphs. I will highlight one topic in this post and read the full report here Legacy TLDs: highly contrasting performance in 2014 […]
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Tom Delonge, Ex Lead Signer/Guitarist of Blink 182 Launches New Site On ToTheStars.Media

April 15th, 2015 Comments off
        Tom Delonge best known as the former guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the American rock band Blink-182 has launched a new site on the new gTLD ToTheStars.Media Mr. Delonge is already running a Twitter account under ToTheStars in which it says: “The Official Twitter for To The Stars.. Alternative Media & […]

Sedo Opens Up For Advertising

April 14th, 2015 Comments off
Sedo.com is now showing advertising rates on its website. I’m not sure how long they have been showing this but I believe its a new feature Here is what the site currently shows: “”Advertise with Sedo to reach the world’s largest audience of domain investors, as well as small business owners, marketing professionals and a […]
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World Domain Day 2015 Industry Award Winners & A Big Thanks From TheDomains.com

April 12th, 2015 Comments off
            The World Domain Day 2015 Industry Awards were presented at the World Domain Day conference that was held in New Delhi on April 10th, 2015. We at TheDomains.com are very proud to announce we won the award for Best Domain Blog and thank the show organizers and all the […]

8 Facts About Choosing The Right Domain Name from the Huffington Post

April 5th, 2015 Comments off
In an article titled “8 Facts About Choosing The Right Domain Name” Bradley Glonka used the words domainer and cybersquatter interchangeably, “In some cases, you may discover that the domain name you want is owned by someone called a “domainer” or “cybersquatter” – a person who registers tons of likely-to-be-desired domain names to sell them […]
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After Shares Hit An All Time Low, CentralNic Issues an Update On Their gTLD’s

April 1st, 2015 Comments off
After its shares hit an all time low yesterday, CentralNic Group plc (AIM:CNIC) issued an update on “CentralNic gTLDs” CentralNic is a back-end provider for new gTLD’s Shares rose today 1p to 24p. ” CentralNic is pleased to report that following successful completion of auction processes, the gTLDs .online, .site, .tech, .love, .forum, .fan, .rent, […]