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.Club Passes 9 Year Old .Mobi In Numbers of Domain Registrations

February 14th, 2016 Comments off

.Club has just passed .mobi in terms of domain name registrations. According to RegistrarStats.com .club has 691,522 domain registrations while .mobi is at 691,342 .Mobi become available to be registered in 2006. .Club was 1st available for general availability on May 7th 2014 making it less than 2 years old. According to registrarstats.com, .club becomes […]

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Your Tax Dollars At Work: Clinton Department Of State Email’s Shows Interest In A Domain

February 13th, 2016 Comments off

One of the unclassified emails from the Hillary Clinton fiasco shows she or someone at the Department of State had an interest in a domain name around the term “World We Want” but seemed to pass on buying the bang on domain which was priced at the time a whopping $1,195 at HugeDomains.com. The Memo […]

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Rightside Establishes Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise in China & Plans To Be Licensed in 2016

February 12th, 2016 Comments off

Rightside (NAME) announced today its expanded operations in China by establishing a Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise (WFOE). Rightside says that there are almost 90,000 domains registered in the their portfolio of 39 new gTLD’s in the Chinese market, with .LIVE, .NEWS, and .PUB being the most popular. There are currently 5.4 million new TLDs registered in […]

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.Pro Domain Extension Hits All Time High Number of Domain Registrations

February 12th, 2016 Comments off

On November 15th, 2015 the restrictions on the TLD .Pro were lifted. Since it was approved in 2000, .Pro domain names had been restricted to to three classes of professions; lawyers, doctors, and accountants. According to Domainincite.com, “.pro started this July with about 122,000 registrations.” According to RegistrarStats.com, .Pro never hit 150,000 registrations when it […]

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Verisign Working On Getting Contract To Operate .Com Registry For 10 More Years

February 11th, 2016 Comments off

In the earnings call today, Verisign (VRSN) announced that it was in “in the final stages of drafting the new Root Zone Maintainer Agreement with ICANN “to perform this Root Zone Maintainer role as a commercial service for ICANN upon the successful transition of the IANA functions.” “To ensure that root operations continue to perform […]

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Verisign Expects Higher Non-Renewal Rates From Those 4th Q Domains Reg By Chinese Investors

February 11th, 2016 Comments off

Verisign reported its earnings for the 4th quarter of 2015 and financial results for 2015. In the earnings call today, Verisign made some interesting comments about that huge volume of .Com domain name registration we saw from Asia the 4th quarter of 2015: Bottom line Verisign expects those domain names registered in the 4th quarter, […]

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SalesForce Buys The Domain Quotable.com Through BrandBucket.com

February 10th, 2016 Comments off

Salesforce has just bought the domain name Quotable.com through BrandBucket.com According to DomainTools.com the owner of the domain name was Baroda Ventures LLC of Beverly Hills, who seemed to own the domain for many years. The live whois records changed yesterday to reflect that SalesForce.com bought the domain name which is now registered through brand […]

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Feel The Bern? The Domain FeelTheBern.com Is For Sale; We Chat With The Owner

February 10th, 2016 Comments off

Yesterday Bernie Sanders won the first Democratic primary of the 2016 election beating Hillary Clinton by over 20%. What has become the rally phrase for Mr. Sanders supporters is “Feel the Bern”. I reached out to the owner of the domain name FeelTheBern.com last night who confirmed the domain name was for sale, which was […]

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CSC Issues “New gTLD Utilization Report” .Global Enters “Alternative Top 10” List

February 9th, 2016 Comments off

Brand protection and domain registrar, Corporate Service Company (CSC) issued its latest “New gTLD Utilization Report” which is designed to update digital marketers and their peers in legal and IT about how new gTLDs are being adopted. The report also examines how .brand domains are being used and how effectively the new generic TLDs are […]

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.Club Sells Over $140K in Premium Domains In January: Over $3.5 Since Launch

February 8th, 2016 Comments off

.Club reported on its blog that it sold $142,470.52 in Premium Name Sales in January bringing the total cumulative premium name sales for .CLUB to $3,540,637.79. During the month of January 2016 there were 408 premium names sold. 5 names (Athletic.club, Night.club, Pot.club, Space.club and Strip.club) were sold in the NamesCon auction. The bulk of […]

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