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.NYC Gets Around 650 Domain Registrations Out Of 16k+ On The ICANN Collision List

October 9th, 2015 Comments off
.NYC celebrated its one year anniversary yesterday by releasing over 16,000 domain names which were previously unavailable due to being placed on the ICANN collision list. We ran the list through a whois program earlier today and according to the results somewhere around 650 of these domain names got registered. If you have ever gone […]

Amazon Registry Appears To Be Off To A Rough Start

October 9th, 2015 Comments off
We wrote a couple of weeks ago about Amazon launching as a domain name registrar for at least the new gTLD’s At the time the site resolved but was not taking any registrations. But since at least yesterday the site is returning an error page something you usually don’t see on a website of […]

Company Re-Brands From .Com To .XYZ Purchased For $5,700

October 9th, 2015 Comments off
  A company which re-branded to a .Com in March, from a .Org, has purchased an .XYZ domain name from a domainer and re-branded to an .XYZ domain name. According to its site, “Engage, is a division of INHS, is one of the largest MEDITECH hosting partners in the United States. With 20 years of […]

Domain Holdings Brokers The Domain For $125,000

October 9th, 2015 Comments off has brokered the domain name for $125,000 according to a blog post. The purchaser of the domain name is The blog post gives a few  details on the negotiation and sale. The post also says: On par with adopting of the single word variety there are: I think […]

CSC October’s New gTLD Utilization: 5,340 New gTLD Sites in Alexa Top 1M

October 8th, 2015 Comments off
CSC’s Published Its October New gTLD Utilization Report,  showing the pace of .brand registrations accelerating with a 50% increase since their September report. The report was prepared by Vincent D’Angelo Director, Brand Advisory Team CSC Here are the highlights, you can read the entire report here “”Registrations of .brand/closed TLDs are continuing to increase significantly […]
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Domain Movers:,, + Twitter, Walmart & Disney Buys

October 8th, 2015 Comments off
In today's Domain Movers we see large corporations like Caterpillar Inc. register a bunch of "drone" domain names, Wells Fargo's mismanagement of the domain name asset and Nike registering the domain name

.XXX, .Porn., .Adult & .Sex Start Selling Premium Domains Through Registrars + 2 Characters

October 6th, 2015 Comments off
ICM Registry (ICM) which operates .xxx as well as the new gTLD’s .porn, .adult and .sex announced today the launch of its tiered-pricing, premium names program for .XXX, .ADULT, .PORN and .SEX.domain names. ICM is joining a growing list of new gTLD registries who are selling the vast majority of its premium domain names through […]

.Sex Matching Program For .XXX Domain Owners is Open

October 6th, 2015 Comments off
ICM Registry, the company that operates .XXX, .PORN, and .ADULT announced today the launch of its .SEX Domain Matching/Sunrise B program. From now until October 30th, if you own a .XXX domain name, or if you are a trademark owner that reserved a name during the .XXX Sunrise B program, you are eligible to participate […]
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Famous Four Sells $2.1 Million In Domain Names: 320 Premiums Through Registrar Channel

October 6th, 2015 Comments off
According to a story out today in Famous Four Media (FFM) is now selling premium domain names in some of their new gTLD extensions through the registrar channel.  Since launching the premium domain program three months ago FFM has sold 320 domains  ranging in 8 pricing levels. “In the month of August, Famous Four […]

Domain Movers:,, & & More Domains

October 5th, 2015 Comments off
In today's Domain Movers we see GlaxoSmithKline sell to Helix OpCo LLC, Citibank sell, acquired the domain name and many more corporate domain name movers.