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Verisign Domain Report: There Are Now 294 Million Domains As Of March 31, 2015

June 30th, 2015 Comments off
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), released its quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief today for the first quarter of 2015 6 million domain names were added to the Internet in the in Q1, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 294 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of March 31, 2015. The increase […]

Paypal Tells Sellers to Provide Compelling Evidence to Fight Buyer Dispute

June 30th, 2015 Comments off
Paypal is getting ready to be set free from Ebay and be a public entity again. This will be the second IPO for the company. Back in 2002 the company went public under the symbol PYPL. Here is a look at the terms back in 2002 courtesy of Nasdaq.com Company Overview Company Name PAYPAL INC […]

.LGBT Pride Program Launched: $20 Per Domain Registration Will Be Contributed To The “It Gets Better Project”

June 30th, 2015 Comments off
The .LGBT domain registry operator Afilias announced the launch of the .LGBT Pride Program in celebration of two recent victories for LGBT equality: the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the right to marriage equality in the US, and Ireland’s legalization of same-sex civil marriage. From today through October 11, 2015, National Coming Out Day, every […]

UPDATED: Cisco Is Buying OpenDNS For $635 Million

June 30th, 2015 Comments off
According to a post on its company blog, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is buying OpenDNS. According to VentureBeat.com, the deal is valued at $635 Million.  OpenDNS has raised north of $50 million in funding to date, including a $35 million round last May.” This is from the Cisco blog post: I am pleased to announce our […]

Projects.com Drops To SnapNames & Is Over $20K Only 1 Hour Into The Auction

June 29th, 2015 Comments off
The domain name Projects.com just dropped and went to Snapnames.com closed auction about an hour ago and already has already topped $20,000. The domain name expired on April 11, 2015. The domain was registered under privacy at Fabulous.com. The last registered owner of the domain was Merlin Kauffman of True Magic in 2014. I cannot […]

Sedo Responds To Fees Charged On Autism.Rocks

June 25th, 2015 Comments off
We wrote about the domain name Autism.Rocks selling for $100,000 the other day and our interview with the Seller of the domain how was unhappy to learn he was charged by Sedo 15% fee for acting as the escrow agent. The Seller and Buyer independently of Sedo on the domain, then went to Sedo to […]
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Autism.Rocks Sells for 10X More Than The .Com Did Last Year & Sedo.sucks

June 23rd, 2015 Comments off
Sedo.com  reported today that the domain name Autism.Rocks sold for $100,000 in its weekly report. The domain name Autism Rocks.com sold last year for $9,500 to the same Buyer. The buyer paid more than 10X more for the new gTLD Autism.Rocks than he paid for the .com domain AutismRocks.com last year. I just chatted with […]

XYZ Adds .Protection As its 8th New gTLD it Has Ownership Interest In

June 23rd, 2015 Comments off
Earlier today we wrote about the .XYZ team buying the new gTLD .Security from Symantec .XYZ has now announced they have also acquired the new gTLD .Protection from Symantec as well. The .XYZ group now owns or has a interest in 8 new gTLD’s. .XYZ; .College, .Rent .Security; .Protection and an half ownership of .auto; […]

XYZ Adds .Protection As its 8th New gTLD it Has Ownership Interest In

June 23rd, 2015 Comments off
Earlier today we wrote about the .XYZ team buying the new gTLD .Security from Symantec .XYZ has now announced they have also acquired the new gTLD .Protection from Symantec as well. The .XYZ group now owns or has a interest in 8 new gTLD’s. .XYZ; .College, .Rent .Security; .Protection and an half ownership of .auto; […]

XYZ Adds .Protection As its 8th New gTLD it Has Ownership Interest In

June 23rd, 2015 Comments off
Earlier today we wrote about the .XYZ team buying the new gTLD .Security from Symantec .XYZ has now announced they have also acquired the new gTLD .Protection from Symantec as well. The .XYZ group now owns or has a interest in 8 new gTLD’s. .XYZ; .College, .Rent .Security; .Protection and an half ownership of .auto; […]