Archive for the ‘Domain Industry’ Category

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.

After The Run Off: Here Is THE Domain Conference Official Domain Industry Award Ballot

August 31st, 2015 Comments off
The organizers of THE Domain Conference just published the final Ballot for the Domain Industry Awards for 2015. Last week a ballot with over 100 nominees went live for voting and although a record number of votes were cast, no one candidate in any category received more than 50% of the votes, so there is […]

RightoftheDot/4.CN Domain Auction from is Live & Over 30% Have Bids

August 27th, 2015 Comments off
The online auction that along with 4.CN are holding, in conjunction with, went live yesterday  afternoon and out of the 531 domain names in the auction, as of publication 165 of them have  bids which over 30% of the domains in the auction. Moreover 50 of the 165 domain names with bids have […]

CB Insights: Covers World’s Most Popular Startup Domains, but Confused on New gTLD’s

August 20th, 2015 Comments off
CB which covers the startup/ venture capital markets published an interesting post entitled “The Non-Dotcom Bubble: The World’s Most Popular Startup Domains Other Than .Com” The story contains a chart tracking the most popular Non-.Com domain name extensions for funded tech companies from 2010-2015. Of course since the first new gTLD didn’t launch until […]

So What Happens When There Is a .ABC? Disney Applied For It & Its Coming

August 18th, 2015 Comments off
After announcing it selected the domain name for its holding company Alphabet, Google has been going around buying all sorts of “abc” domain names. Last week we told you that Google bought ABC.Global. spotted 78 new gTLD’s that Google registered using “abc. Last night .Club registry announced on Twitter that Google bought […]

THE Domain Conference Opens Up Nominations For 2015 Domain Industry Awards Today

August 17th, 2015 Comments off
The Organizers of THE Domain Conference announced this morning that Nominations are now open for the 2015 Domain Industry Awards “which will be presented to the winners in each category at THE Domain Conference Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 in the .CLUB Ballroom of the beautiful Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Hotel. Once the […]

Centralnic passes Donuts as Backend Provider For New gTLD Domain Names

August 14th, 2015 Comments off
According to, CentralNic has passed Donuts in the number of domain names it is providing backend registry services for new gTLD domains. is showing CentralNic having 1,426,647 new gTLD’s under its backend management while Donuts is sitting at 1,425,466 domain names, each representing about 20% of all new gTLD’s. However CentralNic is the […]

A Band You Never Heard Of Bitches About Having To Pay For or The FB Page

August 13th, 2015 Comments off
A interesting story in, about a band from the 90’s name Payment is bitching about not being able to simply get the domain name and/or a Facebook page by that name that is held by one of those nasty “Cybersquatters”. Here is the title of the story: “Rockers Pavement Spent Years With No […]

Report: Traffic to Surges 5,000%; ABC.XYZ Gets 4 Million Visits in 2 Days

August 13th, 2015 Comments off
According to a story in the today, traffic to surged 5,000% since Google announcement on Monday. The Telegraph siting stats from Similar Web a “digital measurement service” says traffic to BMW owned that saw “an average of 3,000 desktop visits” prior to Google announcement ” surged to almost 60,000 visits following Google’s […]