Archive for the ‘Domain Industry’ Category

Frank Schilling’s DomainNameSales Is Hiring Again; But You Still Have to Move To The Cayman’s

October 2nd, 2015 Comments off
I got this email from Frank Schilling’s that they are expanding their 25 person sales team once again. A little over 2 years ago we put out the message that was hiring and a bunch of people made a life changing move to the Cayman Islands and join the company. Well is […]

ICANN Releases Results of Its 1st Global Registrant Survey

September 28th, 2015 Comments off
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published the findings of its first Global Registrant Survey, which was conducted on its behalf by Nielsen. Here are the key findings: Awareness of new gTLDs is higher among registrants of domain names than among general Internet users; 65% of domain registrants reported awareness of at […]

The DNA Launches Its Own YouTube Channel With Interviews With “Industry Leaders”

September 24th, 2015 Comments off
The DNA trade association launched a YouTube channel with video’s from “DNA “Industry Leaders” including; Becky Burr of Neustar; Roland LaPlante of Afilias; Roelof Meijer CEO of the company that runs the .nl ccTLD; Jodee Rich of .CEO, .Best  and .Kred and Jeff Sass of .Club The video are also streaming from DNA’s website here […]
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Verisign June 30th Report: There are 296 Million Domains Up 5.9% Year to Year

September 16th, 2015 Comments off
Verisign released its latest Domain Name Industry Brief, as of June 30th 2015: The total number of registered domain names rose to 296 million worldwide across all top-level domains Two million domain names were added to the Internet in Q2 2015, equates to a growth rate of 0.8% over Q1 2015 Worldwide registrations have grown […]

A listing you just have to read, the comedy side of Domaining

September 12th, 2015 Comments off
Sometimes you can’t make this stuff up, if you have a little time, need some comedy in your life, I invite you to go check out this thread on Flippa. We get some wild pitches and stories in the domain business, this one is at the top of the list for 2015. The seller is […]

Donuts Gets At Least 20 Two Letter Domain Registrations On Day 1 Of EAP For up To $12,500 Each

September 10th, 2015 Comments off
Donuts released over 200,000 two character domain names across all of its extensions in its Early Access Program (EAP) and we counted at least 20 registrations, on Day 1 although we are sure there are more. The domains that were registered on day 1 ranged IMHO to great domains well with the money to domains […]

Down The Stretch We Come as the ROTD/ Action Has Over $6M In Bids & Closes Wed @ 8AM EST

September 8th, 2015 Comments off
The auction which is being held on 4.CN as part of the conference has 305 domain names with bids as of publication,  including may with no reserves. You can see all the domain names in the auction here In all there are are 545 domain names in auction meaning that well over 50% […]

CSC September New gTLD Report: .News & .Sexy Are Hot

September 8th, 2015 Comments off
The brand protection and domain name registrar CSC published its New gTLD Utilization Report for September late last week and had some interesting findings. We picked through the report and found what we believe are the highlights. You can review the entire report here. CSC publishes a New gTLD report every two months, and it’s […]

4.CN/RightoftheDot Auction Gets A 7 Figure Bid & 7 More Domains Have Bids Over $100K

September 1st, 2015 Comments off
The domain name auction that is running on 4.CN that is part of the conference has gotten a seven figure bid and seven more domain names have bids in the 6 figures. You can see all the domain names in the auction here The domain name has a currently high bid of […]

What Do Big Brands Spend On Domains? Wikileaks Publishes Sony/MarkMonitor Invoices

August 31st, 2015 Comments off
What are big brands paying to protect and buy domain names? Well, we have uncovered some invoices released by Wikileaks that give us some clues what domain name registrar charged.