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CentralNic Profit Triples in 2015; Revenue Up 70%

May 25th, 2016 Comments off

CentralNic PLC (AIM: CNIC) reported its financial results for 2015 recording pretax profit of GBP 1.5 million for 2015, nearly tripled from the GBP 520,000 it posted in 2014. Revenue rose 70% to GBP 10.4 million from GBP 6.1 million. CentralNic is the backend provider for many new gTLD extensions including .xyz which has the […]

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Schilling’s North Sound Names Is No Longer The Top Registrant of New gTLD’s

May 23rd, 2016 Comments off

Frank Schilling’s North Sound Names has been the largest registrant of new gTLD domain names for about as long as ntldstats has been tracking registrants. However North Sound Names has been knocked off from the top spot by West263 company out of China According to ntldstats, North Sound Names owns has just over 230,000 new […]

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DNForum is now parked on Sedo

May 20th, 2016 Comments off

Theo at Domain Gang reported yesterday that Adam Dicker posted on Facebook about DNForum returning on June 1. Today it looks like the site is now parked on Sedo. That seems like an odd move if the website is coming back in less than two weeks.

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.Top Blows Past .Biz To Become The 6th Most Registered Top Level Domain

May 17th, 2016 Comments off

The new gTLD .TOP has become the 6th most registered domain extension passing .biz. As of today according to RegistrarStats.com, .Top has 2,241,164 domain names registered, passing .biz which drops down to the 7th most registered top-level domain with 2,230,709 domains registered. The 5th most registered domain name extension is .XYZ which has 2,768,291 domain […]

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Warning: With Namejet/Snapnames Joint Backorder You Can Windup Bidding Against Yourself

May 16th, 2016 Comments off

A few weeks ago Namejet.com and SnapNames.com announced that if you placed a backorder on one of the systems for a deleting domain name backorders would be placed for the deleting domain names on both systems. It makes a lot of sense since saves the effort of putting the same deleting domain names into both […]

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Verisign: Landrush for the 1st internationalized version of .Com in Japanese script, .コム is Opened

May 16th, 2016 Comments off

Verisign today announced the opening of the Landrush Program period for the first internationalized version of the .com top-level domain (TLD) in Japanese script, .コム , is open for anyone to register on a first come, first served basis until June 12, 2016. Verisign also  announced the launch of the phased rollout of .닷컴 and […]

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How Much of What You Read Do You Believe ?

May 13th, 2016 Comments off

There is a lot of information disseminated daily in the domain business. Talk of sales, auction reports, past successes, etc… Sorting through the 95,000 plus comments here at TheDomains, there have been a number of comments that question the validity of a certain person, sales venue, or press release. So how much of what you […]

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.Com Passes 127 Million Registrations For 1st Time

May 12th, 2016 Comments off

According to Verisign, the number of .Com registration passed 127 million for the first time. It was on March 5th, 2016 that the number of .Com registrations passed 126 million, so .Com added a net of 1 Million domain names in just over 2 months. Out of the 127 million .com domain names,  just over […]

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Rightside Explains Premium Domains & How They Sold 675+ @ $1K a Year; & $5M+

May 10th, 2016 Comments off

Drew Macpherson who says he is the head of the Premium Team at Rightside (NAME) explains Rightside definition of a Premium mew gTLD domain and the various levels they have. In the post Rightside says they have sold over 675 domains at an annual renewal of $1,000 or more per year. Here is the highlights […]

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DomainX 2016 Selects India Shangri-La’s; Eros Hotel & We Have a 40% Discount For Our Readers

May 10th, 2016 Comments off

DomainX 2016 announced that they hare holding their “massive event” at Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, on New Delhi to be held on August 5th, 6th and 7th, 2016! and is offering readers of thedomains.com a 40% discount off the registraton fee for today only. According to a press release we received, DomainX gets together the […]

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