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TRELLIAN.COM Parent Of Above.com Acquires Drop Catch Platform DomainShield.Com.au

October 10th, 2017 Comments off

Trellian has announced its further expansion into the .AU drop catch business with the acquisition of the highly successful drop catch platform DomainShield.com.au. Having only a handful of auDA accredited registrars that are authorized to drop catch, the acquisition further strengthens Trellian’s February 2017 acquisition of Drop.com.au drop catch platform and registrar. The two drop […]

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.Boston Domain Extension Off To Slow Start With Just 170 Domains Registered in Sunrise

September 18th, 2017 Comments off

Today we received a Press release proudly announcing that over 150 Brands registered a .Boston new gTLD domain in the Sunrise period which was opened to trademark holders and certain rights holders in Boston. The PR has a subtitle “Strong pace with .BOSTON domains! – More than 150 brands getting ready with their .BOSTON web […]

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Verisign: Number of .Com Domains In “Domain Name Base” Tops 130 Million For 1st Time

September 12th, 2017 Comments off

Verisign (VRSN) which operates the .Com registry is reporting the number of .Com domain names in the Domain Name Base exceeds 130 Million for the 1st time. The actual number of domains in the .Com Domain Name Base stands at around 130.3 Million as of today The number of .Com domain names in the Domain […]

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BrandAftermarket.com Launches New Domain Marketplace/Teams with CMS Summit at MERGE to Announce “The Domain Challenge”

September 12th, 2017 Comments off

Longtime domain investors Brian and Meghan Berke of DomainAgency.com launched BrandAftermarket.com, a brandable domain marketplace with a unique twist; all brandable .com domains are priced at one very affordable price, $495. “We are excited to try something new in the brandable domain space,” said co-founder Brian Berke. “We think there is a large group of […]

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Not everyone agrees with GoDaddy’s decision and Google has a lot of work ahead

August 15th, 2017 Comments off

One of the more prominent domain stories to be discussed in the mainstream has been the game of hot potato being played with The Daily Stormer domain and website. GoDaddy hosted the site and finally made the decision to tell the registrant to transfer their domain out. The Verge reported: Just hours after being dropped […]

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Be careful of potential Payoneer phishing email

July 29th, 2017 Comments off

Be careful if you use Payoneer of a phishing attempt going on. I received an email from what looks to be Payoneer. But when I look at the bottom of the email, it says: Note: If clicking Continue fails, please click the entire link below : http://payouts.payoneer.com/PayoutPage/Gateway.aspx?PD=9SJ14f39L91DKM8Y    Continue But when I place my cursor […]

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Our Post About Namejet’s PR On Shill Bidding From 2009: “What Happened At SnapNames Could Not Happen Here”

July 22nd, 2017 Comments off

I was looking back through some posts over the years that we wrote relating to the SnapNames bidding Scandal and found this one which I wrote arising from a  from November 2009 press release  by Namejet. Our post was entitled “Namejet Plays The “This Can’t Happen To Us” Card & That’s Troubling”. We cautioned Namejet […]

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.Africa Added Over 1,000 Domain Registrations in Landrush At A Premium Prices Since the Close Of Sunrise

July 5th, 2017 Comments off

  The new domain name extension .Africa has added over 1,000 domain registrations since the close of Sunrise in a period known as Landrush. According to the zone file I pulled today there are over 1,000 new domain names since the Sunrise period closed on June 2nd. July 3rd started the last and cheapest phase […]

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Where is your favorite place to sell domain names?

June 30th, 2017 Comments off

There are a multitude of places to sell your domains names. Popular aftermarket sites like Sedo and Afternic have been around for years. GoDaddy gives sellers a variety of ways to sell, from 7 day auctions to premium listings. Specialty sites such as BrandBucket and Brandroot offer sellers of brandable domains a boutique experience to […]

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Verisign: The Number of .Com Domain Registration Pass 129 Million For 1st Time

June 27th, 2017 Comments off

According to Verisign (VRSN) which operates the .Com registry,  the number of .Com domain names in the Domain Name Base has passed 129 Million for the 1st time. The number of .Com domain names in the Domain Name Base passed 128 Million for the 1st time in September 2016. The number of .Com domain passed […]

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