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Best News For Domainers Ever? Amazon Developing Product To Compete With Google Adwords

August 22nd, 2014 Comments off
In what appears to be the best news for domain investors in many years, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Amazon.com is gearing up to directly challenge Google’s dominance of the online advertising market, developing its own software for placing ads online that could leverage its knowledge of millions of Web shoppers. “Initially, Amazon […]

The Results Are in Frank Schilling Tops our Poll “Greatest Domain Investor of All Time”

August 20th, 2014 Comments off
One month ago we asked you to vote on who you thought was the greatest domain investor of all time. Frank Schilling took 31% of the vote and won the title. Yun Ye who sold his portfolio to Marchex for $164 million came in second with 17% of the vote. Rick Schwartz came in third […]
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Big Changes To TRAFFIC & Awards: Escrow.com To Count Votes & Rick Schwartz Last Show Produced?

August 15th, 2014 Comments off
Some big changes are coming to the TRAFFIC domain name conference and the TRAFFIC awards. The TRAFFIC awards for 2014 will be handed out during TRAFFIC’s 10th anniversary conference that will be held October 30th- November 2nd in Miami Beach. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to win 4 TRAFFIC awards and have […]

Warning: WOI.com Reported Stolen

August 13th, 2014 Comments off
The three letter domain name WOI.com has been reported stolen. The domain name was at Godaddy until just a few days ago registered to a Bernard Naiborhu of Jakarta, when it moved over to the domain name registrar, eName Technology Co.,Ltd. of China WOI.com is now registered to: Admin Name: linyu Admin Organization: xia men […]

Verisign’s Domain Industry Brief: There are 276 Million Domain Names As Of End Of 1st Q

August 11th, 2014 Comments off
Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN), today published its Domain Name Industry Brief for the first quarter of 2014, and five million domain names were added to the Internet in the first quarter of 2014, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 276 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of March 31, 2014. The […]

DomainIQ.com takes On DomainTools.com To Take “Domain Name Research to a New Level”

August 7th, 2014 Comments off
Intelium Corp. , which is headed up by Luc Lezon CEO, has rolled out their newest site DomainIQ.com, “the world’s most powerful domain name and internet research tool.” The site “was created by software engineers with over a decade of experience in the domain industry which created popular services including EstiBot, Dropping.com, Domainex, DomainResearchTool and PremiumDrops” […]

Chinese Police Bust “Domain Brokerage Scam” Which Made Over $4.5 Million, Arrest 100

August 5th, 2014 Comments off
According to ifeng.com, a Chinese publication, on July 30, Changping police announced the busting of the an online domain name brokerage scam and detained over 100 suspects. “The scam company, with over 130 employees, markets itself as a subsidiary of China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), operating under the cover of domain name brokerage. Its […]

Rightside Names Board Of Directors

August 5th, 2014 Comments off
Rightside Group, Ltd., (NAME) today announced through a press release  the members of its board of directors and executive management team following the completion of Rightside’s spin-off from Demand Media, Inc.® on August 1, 2014. I Rightside Board of Directors Rightside’s board is composed of three independent members and two non-independent members. The board is […]

Exclusive – Interview with the Buyer of Digital.com, Richard Kershaw

July 26th, 2014 Comments off
Digital.com sold in the Heritage Auction for $325,000 and with the buyer’s premium the total price to the buyer came to $373,750. After the auction we communicated with the gentleman who purchased the domain name, Richard Kershaw. We decided to ask Richard a few questions about what he does, why he purchased the name and […]

Verisign Reports: 128.9 Million .Com/.Net Domains; 57.2% Profit Margin & $1.5 Billion In the Bank

July 24th, 2014 Comments off
VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN), the registry for .Com and .Net reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2014 after the market closed today and lets face it .com and net growth are basically stalled. VeriSign, Inc. reported revenue of $250 million for the second quarter of 2014, up 4.6% from the same quarter in […]