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Minds + Machines To Register Up To 30K New gTLD Premium Domains Under Emerald Names

July 30th, 2015 Comments off
Minds + Machines announced they are going through the process of registering up to 30,000 Premium Names from across its wholly-owned portfolio of TLDs through its wholly-owned entity, Emerald Names, “so as to raise the visibility of its inventory amongst the broker and registrar channel, as well as with consumers”. “As a result, these Premium […]

RightoftheDot.com Opens Submission For Auction At Domainfest.Asia With 4.CN

July 28th, 2015 Comments off
RightoftheDot.com (ROTD) will be conducting a Premium Online Domain Auction in cooperation with the leading Chinese Domain auction company 4.CN and in association with DomainFest.asia which will be held in Macau China, September 4th through 7th, 2015. ROTD has officially opened up submissions for the auction which will run from September 2 through September 10th […]

Donuts Becomes 1st new gTLD Registry to Join The Internet Commerce Association (ICA)

July 27th, 2015 Comments off
Donuts has become the 1st new gTLD registry to join the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) as a Silver member. The ICA is a non-profit advocating for the rights and interests of domain name owners and related service providers. Although Donuts is also a member of the DNA (As is a company I’m a Director of,  […]

Verisign: Brands Are Keeping Their .Com: Don’t See Anybody Abandoning .Com for .Brand or Another TLD.”

July 24th, 2015 Comments off
In the Verisign earnings call yesterday the following question was asked by Fred Ziegel, Topeka Capital Markets. Fred Ziegel (Analyst – Topeka Capital Markets): “In your .brand customer base that you are working with, what’s your sense of how they are thinking about it from the perspective of — are they going to move from […]

Verisign: Brands Are Keeping Their .Com: Don’t See Anybody Abandoning .Com for .Brand or Another TLD.”

July 24th, 2015 Comments off
In the Verisign earnings call yesterday the following question was asked by Fred Ziegel, Topeka Capital Markets. Fred Ziegel (Analyst – Topeka Capital Markets): “In your .brand customer base that you are working with, what’s your sense of how they are thinking about it from the perspective of — are they going to move from […]

Uniregistry Hosting 1st Southern CA Domainers Meetup Tomorrow W/ Frank Schilling

July 23rd, 2015 Comments off
The first Southern California Domainers Meetup of the year will take place in tomorrow Friday July 24th at 7pm PST at the offices of Uniregistry. Frank Schilling will be in attendance. Drinks and appetizers will be served on the deck. The offices of Uniregistry are located at 12015 E. Waterfront Drive, Los Angeles, CA 70 […]

Record Setter: Bidding on Dropped Domain 358.com Reaches $430K With 2+ Days to Go

July 23rd, 2015 Comments off
The domain name 358.com dropped yesterday and shortly after the closed auction started on Snapnames.com,  bidding reached $80,000. This morning the high bid on the domain name is $430,000. As you can see there are 7 bidders who bid $250,000 or more. While three number .Com domain names are extremely valuable,  I would hope at […]

SnapNames Catches The Dropping Domain 358.com & Bidding Is At $80,000

July 22nd, 2015 Comments off
The domain name 358.com dropped today and Snapnames.com won the lottery grabbing the domain where its currently in closed auction with 221 bidders. The high bid as of time of publication is $80,000 and the auction has almost 3 days left. I’m not sure the last time I saw a pure dropping three numbered domain […]

Brand Blunders: Domino’s Files UDRP To Get The Domain Dominos.Pizza: Wynn On Wynn.Vegas

July 21st, 2015 Comments off
Domino’s pizza has filed a UDRP to gain control of the new gTLD domain name Dominos .Pizza. For me its another huge brand failure to protect a brand, on a bang on new gTLD domain. Last week we saw what happened when Bloomberg allowed a third party to register Bloomberg.Market by failing to register the […]

.CO Turns Five: With 1.8M Domains: 120 .CO Startups Raised $460M In Funding in 2015

July 20th, 2015 Comments off
Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), sent out a press release today in celebration of the fifth birthday of the .CO web extension and there are released some pretty interesting stats: • Over 1.8 Million .CO domains under currently under management • 120 companies using the .Co domain name extension raised $460 million in funding in 2015 […]