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An interesting market report on short domain names
I often say that “short” is the key to Chinese domain investment. So, when I received the Liquid Domains Market Overview report published by Giuseppe Graziano of a few days ago, I was eager to find out how it relates to China. The report used Estibot to estimate the total value (size) of .com […
Hybrid Domainer  -   10/27/2016 7:27 PM
Latest DomainX Event in Goa Gave Indian Domain Investors Another Valuable Networking Opportunity
DomainX Events stages the annual DomainX Conference but they have also been offering other networking opportunities for Indian domain investors.
DNJournal  -   10/27/2016 6:17 PM
Results from the premium .NYC domain name auction ( $21,300) and the City of New York had their first auction of premium .NYC domains. The auction featuring 20 domain names ended today on Namejet and 19 out of 20 domains were sold for a total of $70,650. was the top selling domain name getting a $21,300 winning bid. also got a 5-figure … The post Results from
Online Domain  -   10/27/2016 5:20 PM
New York City domain name auction tops $70,000 as RealEstate.NYC sells for $21,300
Real estate terms sell for big bucks in .nyc domain name auction. Earlier today I wrote about a registry auction for .NYC domain names on NameJet. The auction has concluded with 19 of 20 domain names selling for a total of $70,650. led the pack with a winning bid of $21,300, followed by [… The post New York City
Domain Name Wire  -   10/27/2016 5:13 PM
VeriSign reports $288 million of revenue in Q3
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2016. Verisign ended the third quarter with 144.1 million .com and .net domain name registrations in the domain name base. The final .com and .net renewal rate for the second quarter of 2016 was 73.8 percent compared with 72.7 percent for the … The post V
Online Domain  -   10/27/2016 5:08 PM
The cliff is here: Verisign predicts .com/.net domain base to fall this quarter
Company forecasts a drop for Q4. Verisign (NYSE: VRSN) expects the total number of .com and .net domain names registered at the end of the fourth quarter to be less than at the beginning of the quarter. In other words, more domain names will be deleted than are registered during the quarter. CEO Jim Bidzos [… The post The cliff is here: Veris
Domain Name Wire  -   10/27/2016 4:50 PM
Verisign reports $288 million revenue, 0.9 million growth to domain base
Revenue up, but new registrations down from a year ago. Verisign (NYSE:VRSN) reported third quarter earnings after the bell today. The company reported revenue of $288 million for the third quarter, up 8.2% from Q3 2015. Net income was $114 million, up from $92 million in the same quarter a year ago. Verisign processed 8.3 [… The post Verisig
Domain Name Wire  -   10/27/2016 4:25 PM
October 2016 Great Domains Auction Results
Sedo’s Great Domains monthly auction concluded today, and the auction grossed over $150k in sales.,, and were the three largest domain name sales during this month’s auction. Some of the higher value domain names that did not sell at auction include,, and Prospective buyers who ma  -   10/27/2016 4:00 PM
Twitter closes “video loop” service Vine down
Twitter is closing down its Vine video loop service, which it acquired in 2012 for $30 million dollars. The sudden announcement shares the sad news of how one of the top 10 social media sites will be closing down – but not today: “Since 2013, millions of people have turned to Vine to laugh at [… Copyright DomainGang
DomainGang  -   10/27/2016 3:34 PM
Cost of Donuts’ DPML trademark protection service to soar
At least one registrar is increasing the price by 76% as new TLD company hikes price of brand protection service. Top level domain name provider Donuts will significantly increase the price of its Domains Protected Marks List (DPML) on January 1, 2017. DPML enables trademark holders to block certain second level strings across its entire [… T
Domain Name Wire  -   10/27/2016 2:34 PM
60 Minutes Covered Vine Millionaires on Sunday; Today It’s All Over
On Sunday the television show 60 minutes covered “The Influencers” “Social media stars are earning big money for pitching products in short, often silly, postings seen by millions of followers.” Parts of the 60 Minutes segment  chatted with people who said they were making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year on Vine. Tod
TheDomains  -   10/27/2016 1:22 PM
A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on October 26, 2016.  If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where the price was when the auction ended
Domain Shane  -   10/27/2016 1:09 PM
Bob Parsons : I told you so, Twitter!
GoDaddy founder, Bob Parsons, is well-known for his entrepreneurial acumen, often delivering advice in a direct, factual manner. The former Marine and decorated Vietnam veteran, recently made a comment on Twitter, about the financial hardships the latter faces: 2011/Twitter refused deal easily worth millions every yr. Told me “we don’t
DomainGang  -   10/27/2016 1:04 PM
High Finance: Tech Firms, Investors Budding Up To Cannabis; No Blowing Smoke: Medical Marijuana Biz Requires Big Bucks
Meet the man trolling Donald Trump with a Trump TV domain; Uber’s Self-Driving Truck Makes Its First Delivery: 50,000 Budweisers; SEO Made Simple: Expert Tips to Outrank Your Competition in Search Results; How Amazon counterfeits put this man's business on brink of collapse; Here's How to Squeeze a Month's Worth of Networking into 48 Hours; Move ov
Frager Factor  -   10/27/2016 1:04 PM
$3 Million For TrumpTower.Live & Registered Yesterday
Yesterday we published  a post about the owner of the domain name putting the domain on the market with an asking price of $3 Million. The owner went on to say that the traffic to the domain name went from “about 150,000 people to 1.3 million in just the last couple of weeks” However [… The post $3 Million For T
TheDomains  -   10/27/2016 12:52 PM
ICANN published plan for domain name Thick Whois in .com and .net
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published [PDF, 66 KB a proposed plan for implementing policy recommendations regarding Thick Whois. The plan requires gTLDs currently providing thin Whois services – .COM, .NET and .JOBS – to transition to thick Whois. Comments will be accepted until 23:59 UTC on 15 December 2016. All
Online Domain  -   10/27/2016 12:16 PM
Thick Whois is on its way to .com
Current plan is to introduce it for new domains by May 2018. ICANN has opened a comment period about the implementation of Thick Whois in existing top level domains including .com and .net. .Com and .net currently use what’s called a “Thin whois”. In thin whois, the registrar (e.g. GoDaddy) manages the customer information portion
Domain Name Wire  -   10/27/2016 12:00 PM
XYZ : June 2016 growth the result of “penny” promo, at a 7 figure loss
In a recent post, XYZ Registry CEO and founder, Daniel Negari, gloated over the company’s growth in 2016. Negari stated that .XYZ registrations outsold those of .COM by “over 1 million in June.” That number might be true: more than 3 million .XYZ domains were registered in June, 2016, when an ongoing “penny” promotion
DomainGang  -   10/27/2016 11:58 AM
Chinese domain thief : “USA is a bandit country”
A domain thief from China turned all political, making accusatory statements against the United States. Responding to the domain owner’s email about the stolen domains, the Chinese thief sent out a response full of anti-US sentiment (translated:) “The United States is a bandit country, the invasion of Afghanistan, Iraq, the Kingdom of R
DomainGang  -   10/27/2016 11:05 AM
ICANN to terminate Guardian’s last gTLD
Newspaper publisher Guardian News & Media is out of the gTLD game for good now, with ICANN saying this week that it will terminate its contract for the dot-brand, .theguardian. It’s the 14th new gTLD registry agreement to be terminated by ICANN. All were dot-brands. The organization has told Guardian that it started termination proceedin
DomainIncite  -   10/27/2016 10:26 AM