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How new dot brand domains impact digital marketing strategies
A new article by branding and IP strategist, Jennifer Wolfe, addresses the impact of “dot brands”. Wolfe addresses the past, present and future of domain names in online search, and the changes in user experience after the introduction of the new gTLDs. “New domains and dot brands will allow marketers to create a user experience [
DomainGang  -   10/8/2015 4:38 PM
An update on the Adam Dicker allegations
Progress is being made settling issues brought to light earlier this week. Earlier this week I wrote about accusations made against domain name investor Adam Dicker. Since that time, a few things have happened that I think warrant posting an update. First, a number of people have come forward with stories about how they believe […
Domain Name Wire  -   10/8/2015 3:12 PM
.Online & .Tech In The Streets Of San Francisco (video)
Radix, the .online/.tech/.website registry, published a video from their PR efforts in the streets of San Francisco. "We were creating a buzz on the streets, talking about the awesome new domain names available - .TECH and .ONLINE! Well, basically it's time … Continue reading →
Online Domain  -   10/8/2015 1:35 PM
Dot .NYC : A year later, it’s the largest city gTLD in the world!
Happy one year anniversary, dot .NYC! In the year since its launch, the New York City domain has become the fastest-growing, largest city domain extension in the world. With more than 85,000 domain registrations, dot .NYC caters specifically to individuals, businesses and organizations with a physical presence within the New York City’s five
DomainGang  -   10/8/2015 1:18 PM
Dot NYC Celebrates One Year Anniversary – Reaches 85,000 Registrations
.NYC is celebrating its one year anniversary and has reached the 85,000 registration mark. To mark the one-year anniversary of .nyc, the City of New York published the latest statistics on the state of the .nyc domain name, showcasing its growth. Unlike other top-level domain names, the .nyc web extension is available only to individuals, […
Hybrid Domainer  -   10/8/2015 1:18 PM
.NYC One Year Anniversary Is Today; Collision List Drops & City Issues Updated Stats
To mark the one-year anniversary of .nyc, the City of New York published the latest statistics on the state of the .nyc domain name. The ICANN Collision list for .NYC is being released today for registration today as well. It will be interesting to see how many get registered. Here are the more interesting stats […
TheDomains  -   10/8/2015 1:07 PM
CSC October’s New gTLD Utilization: 5,340 New gTLD Sites in Alexa Top 1M
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
TheDomains  -   10/8/2015 12:48 PM
Greece : Capital controls and domain transactions
As a Greek investor and entrepreneur, a good portion of my domain portfolio is focused on Greek brands, names and geodomains. It’s not easy to relay the true essence of the Greek society and entrepreneurship, without it being distorted by the media. One thing is certain: there is plenty of capital in Greece, and a […  -   10/8/2015 12:06 PM
How to Search for Developed New gTLD Domains
Although I am not really investing in the new gTLD domain names right now, I think it’s interesting to see what is being done with the domain names that are developed and being used by their owners. Instead of relying on reports of newly launched new gTLD domain names from bloggers and/or domain registries, you can use Google to see what new  -   10/8/2015 11:41 AM
Here’s what those Amazon AWS domain name registrations were for
Amazon’s domain name registrations this week indeed were for AWS announcements, but some are still to come. On Monday I wrote about’s domain name registrations that foreshadowed services it was likely to announce at this week’s AWS re:Invent conference. Now that the conference is underway, we know what many of these dom
Domain Name Wire  -   10/8/2015 11:26 AM
HugeDomains wins UDRP over
Exotic pets, such as bobcats, aren’t particularly popular – and yet, HugeDomains won a UDRP for the domain on its generic nature. Does one really own a bobcat – a feral carnivore feline – to call it “my bobcat?” Some images from Google say yes. But that’s not important in the eyes of the […
DomainGang  -   10/8/2015 11:10 AM
Google Starts the trend buys the whole alphabet in .com
Google has purchased a, This has actually been reported on mainstream websites like and The full alphabet is actually registered in many extensions, from net and org to country codes like .ca,.de and The string is surprisingly registered in some new gtlds as well such as .sit
Morgan Linton  -   10/8/2015 10:48 AM
.Club to auction two letter domain names
Registry wants to tap into Chinese buyers with auction on .Club is auctioning a number of two letter .club domain names, along with the single letter, at auctions beginning later this month. Most of the two letter combinations, such as and, have $5,000 reserves. A couple have $10,000 reserves and […
Domain Name Wire  -   10/8/2015 10:17 AM
.CLUB September Premium Name Sales (SOHO.CLUB, MOBI.CLUB)
September was a busy month of travel for the .CLUB team, starting and ending the month with events focused on the Domain Investor community, DomainFest Asia in Macau and then The Domain Conference in our hometown of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. … Continue reading →
Online Domain  -   10/8/2015 10:16 AM
Go Daddy Auction Picks 10-8-15
Go Daddy Auction Picks 10-8-15 Powered by Some better quality today, and are already over $1,200. I just like the sound of this one. not every day is there a one word .com that means something, I like it. public auction, no reserve, over $1,200. Full List 41
Hybrid Domainer  -   10/8/2015 9:52 AM
Domain Movers:,, + Twitter, Walmart & Disney Buys
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
TheDomains  -   10/8/2015 9:12 AM
NameJet Changes Auction Pages: Adds Estibot Value
I was following several of my closing auctions yesterday afternoon, and I noticed that NameJet made some additions to the auction page and the backorder details page. For an example of the changes, here is a screenshot of the auction that is coming up (I have nothing to do with this auction): You can see there are fields for Reserve Range an  -   10/8/2015 8:22 AM
DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday, October 8th, 2015
I noticed a BIG CHANGE at Namejet yesterday when doing my picks.  Looks like the just integrated Estibot into every auction.  When you go to the individual page for each auction you can see an Estibot evaluation with a link to the Estibot landing page.  This is HUGE for estibot and the traffic has to be substantial.   It also puts a big number at t
Domain Shane  -   10/8/2015 6:33 AM
The Daily Number 10-7-15 Another closes over $1,000
The Daily Number 10-7-15 It was a quiet day in the world of numeric domains on Wednesday. We did see another close over $1,000 as closed at $1,100. was the top close for the day at $1,236. So we know starting with 0 and 4 anywhere except after a 5 or 8 […
Hybrid Domainer  -   10/8/2015 2:44 AM
Short .Coms Continue Chart Dominance - 11 of Week's 12 Biggest Sales Were 3 Letters or Less
Less continues to be more in the domain aftermarket - the fewer letters in a name the higher the price tag goes. That was more evident that ever over the past two weeks with a 2-letter .com topping our chart at nearly $700,000 and nine 3-letter .coms among the 12 biggest sales.
DNJournal  -   10/8/2015 12:21 AM