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Rightside Sells Enom to Tucows For $76.7 Million Cash

January 20th, 2017 Comments off

Rightside Group, Ltd. (NAME), today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of eNom to Tucows Inc. (TCX) for $83.5 million, less a net working capital adjustment of $6.8 million, resulting in net cash at closing of $76.7 million. eNom has approximately 14.5 million domains under management and generated approximately $116.5 […]

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Namescon/RightoftheDot Auction is One Week From Today: Here Are Some Of The Most Interesting Domains

January 16th, 2017 Comments off

The live RightoftheDot domain name auction at Namescon will take place one week from today on January 23rd starting at 3pm PST. I would urge everyone in the domain industry or looking to get in to attend.  I will be at the conference as well. As for the auction, Remote bidding will be available on […]

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.Com Registrations Back Over 127 Million

January 15th, 2017 Comments off

According to Verisign the number of .Com domain names in the Domain Name Base are back over 127 million after dropping below that number briefly in December. It seems that the huge domain registration volume that occurred in the 4Q of 2015 have now recycled through.  Those domain names that were dropped after the first […]

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FakeNews.com Vs Fake.News Both Asking Six Figures Who You Got?

January 12th, 2017 Comments off

Well the hottest topic of the week and one of hot issues coming out of the election season is “Fake News”. The topic does not seem to be going away anytime soon We made contact in the last couple of days with the representatives of the domain name FakeNews.com as well as the new gTLD […]

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Verisign: The Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com & .Net Registrations in December

January 10th, 2017 Comments off

Verisign published their Monthly Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com & .Net Registrations. Here they are for December 2016:   .COM .NET amazon near lawn custom fake control sold core broken lock bone loans museum creek certified indian puppy adult member block Here is how the report is explained by Verisign: The list was developed […]

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No Good Domain Blogs? I Predicted It Back in 2011

January 9th, 2017 Comments off

Today Domainingtips.com posted a blog about the “The State of Domaining Blogs in 2017 ” and concluded with a “there is no  good answer” However we predicted this would happen in 2011: “Blogging is a tough deal. Since I started blogging, Frank Schilling stopped, Sahar stopped and most recently Rick Schwartz announced he was basically […]

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MSNBC Hand Registers The Domain Name Greta.TV, As Greta Van Susteren 1st Show It Set For Monday

January 8th, 2017 Comments off

The domain name Greta.tv was hand registered by NBCUniversal Media, LLC the parent company of MSNBC. Last week MSNBC announced that Greta Van Susteren,  the former Fox News host would being a nightly show starting on Monday January 9th. The previous owner of the domain name a Andrea Santamaria of Great Britain registered the domain […]

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Curt Schilling Files UDRP on Matching Domain CurtSchilling.com

January 5th, 2017 Comments off

Boston pitching legend Curt Schilling has filed a UDRP on his Matching .Com domain name CurtSchilling.com Mr. Schilling has also spoken about political ambitions running for Senator against Sen. Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts’ 2018 Senate race. It appears the domain names has been owned by  third parties since at least 2002. The domain name CurtSchilling.com […]

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NameJet.com Reports Over $500K in Sales In December 2016

January 4th, 2017 Comments off

Namejet.com had over $500K in reportable sales in December 2016 For a domain name to make the list the domain had to sell for $2,000 or more in December and be paid for by the end of the month. 5 of the 6 top sales went to 3 character domain names. In all about 120 […]

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The Domain King Is Now The King Of Deplorables

January 4th, 2017 Comments off

Rick Schwartz, who is know as and has a US trademark on the term “Domain King” is now certainly the King of “Deplorables” In the 2016 President election the term “Deplorables” gained amazing traction after Hillary Clinton said that the half of Donald Trump’s supports were in the “Basket of Deplorables”. Trump supporters went on […]

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