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1st Day .Game Totals: 991 Domains; 337 Premiums @ $1,300 Wholesale

May 26th, 2016 Comments off

.Game launched into general availability (GA) on Wednesday and received 991 domain name registrations in the 1st 24 hours of registration The wholesale price set by the .game registry,  Uniregistry,  is $300 for a non-premium domain names for a registration and for each renewal. Premium .Game  domain names, were all priced at $1,300 wholesale.  Premium […]

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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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AQM.com reported stolen

May 23rd, 2016 Comments off

Namepros member Fattee77 posted a few minutes ago that AQM.com has been stolen from their Enom account. Looking at Whois History it looks like Faith Turna had the name stolen in January and just noticed now. The name moved from Enom to NameSilo on January  28, 2016. Now the name is at Ename. If someone […]

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Source: .VIP Sold 30,000 Premium Domains Including Google’s Reg of Alphabet.VIP For $10K

May 19th, 2016 Comments off

A source who has access to such information, has informed TheDomains.com that .VIP sold approximately 30,000  in premium domain names totaling around $1.3 million dollars through the end of its first day of general availability (GA) Premium domain names are those having a higher price than the normal registrations fees than a regular domain registration […]

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Sedo Weekly Transactions Total $1.5million led by Boardroom.com

May 18th, 2016 Comments off

Over the past week, 542 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.5m. 62% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are:   Top .com: boardroom.com at 75,000 USD Top ccTLD: itjobs.in at 18,000 GBP Top “other” TLD: tea.world at 5,000 USD After no five […]

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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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.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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How will Google Banning Payday Loan Ads affect Domain Owners ?

May 11th, 2016 Comments off

Google dealt a blow to Payday lenders and domain investors who have invested in payday loan type domains. A few years back I knew some people getting big parking clicks with Payday loan domain names. From a parking or developed site monetized by AdWords, it is a negative, but since the industry is still in […]

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