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ICANN Pays Over $2 Million Dollars For Its Directors + CEO Fadi Gets Almost $1.4 Million
ICANN published its compensation paid to or on behalf of 23 people who servered on its Board of Directors ending June 30, 2014. In all 23 people received over $2,000,000 combined in “any payments made by ICANN to Directors (including reimbursements of expenses).” “This table represents reimbursements and compensation paid directly to Bo
TheDomains  -   10/31/2014 6:09 PM
Start Spreading The News: Marijuana.NYC Sells For Over $60,000 In Landrush Domain Auction
The second of three rounds of .NYC landrush auctions closed today with the highest (yes pun intended) .NYC sale to date. The domain name Marijuana.NYC sold today for a whopping $60,920 Earlier this week the domain name” sold for just $3,600 in the first of three landrush auction rounds. You can read our report […
TheDomains  -   10/31/2014 5:41 PM
ICANN posts annual report on payments to its directors
ICANN has published its annual report for the Fiscal Year 2014, covering the expense reimbursements and other payments made to its directors between July 1st, 2013 and June 30th, 2014: During FY14, there were seven face-to-face meetings for Board members, including four regular ICANN Meetings (Durban in July 2013, Buenos Aires in November 2013, Sin
DomainGang  -   10/31/2014 4:58 PM
Blogger Gives Confusing Domain Name Advice
I came across this article called “How to Dodge Domain Squatters”. It is written by someone that doesn’t really know a lot about domain names. Lisa should refrain from writing about technical stuff as I refrain from writing about things … Continue reading →
Online Domain  -   10/31/2014 4:20 PM
Halloween special domain Discount Coupon from Minds+Machines!
The folks over at Minds+Machines are losing their heads for Halloween! Minds+Machines is offering a special Halloween discount coupon today – the offer is good until midnight tonight, Pacific US Time. The discount coupon takes 25% off for all domain registrations for the following gTLDs: .Beer .Cooking .Country .Fishing .Horse .Rodeo .Surf .V
DomainGang  -   10/31/2014 3:51 PM
Behind The Sales – A Talk With Paul Boyd about his purchase of Open.TV
Back in July sold for $25,000, it was sold by a prominent member of the .tv community Makis Mourelatos. In a .com world it is always nice to get the insight of the buyer who spends five figures on a non .com. We are talking today with Paul Boyd, Paul had been a reporter […
Hybrid Domainer  -   10/31/2014 3:20 PM
WIPO: was denied transfer in UDRP but no RDNH finding
Citing first use of the mark “InfoTrax” in 1999, InfoTrax Systems waited 13 years to pursuit a trademark. When the mark was registered with the USPTO in 2013, the company decided to go after – a domain registered in 1995 – by filing a UDRP at the WIPO. Despite having a registered trademark for [… Copyright
DomainGang  -   10/31/2014 1:58 PM
Breathe Luxury Publishes Auction List With Starting Prices
Breathe Luxury is holding a live domain name auction during the World Travel Market event in London next week. I believe is the most notable domain name that is up for sale in the auction, and there are 35 domain names that will be up for bid during the auction. A large group of .TV domain names are also up for auction. This afternoon,  -   10/31/2014 1:27 PM
Namecheap to offer web hosting for $10 bucks per year and cPanel
After going off on a tirade on Facebook about not getting any love or media coverage from domain bloggers, domain registrar Namecheap announced the availability of discounted web hosting services. The price: a paltry $10 annually, or less than the average cost of a dot .com registration. There are several tiers of web hosting, however, [… Cop
DomainGang  -   10/31/2014 12:34 PM
RightOfTheDot & CentralNic Launch Websites To Sell City New gTLD’s Domains
CentralNic plc announced its joint venture with domain name consultancy RightOfTheDot, LLC, to create specialist new retail websites for the sale of “city domains”. These new city-specific domains include: for domain names ending .london Vegas.Domains for domain names ending … Continue reading →
Online Domain  -   10/31/2014 12:15 PM
Tim Cooks Reveals One Secret. Is He Close to revealing The Even Bigger One?
Why you should blog.. PLUS.. Tim Cook let out one secret today but still harbors a bigger one. The health-related issue akin to what brought his mentor down. It's been discussed in the press, and a cause he supports, but little is ever made of it otherwise. Ironically the Apple computer has made life longer and easier for people...more BREA
Frager Factor  -   10/31/2014 11:28 AM
TRAFFIC 2014 in full blast – First Halloween party pics emerge!
TRAFFIC parties are legendary, and TRAFFIC 2014 in Miami marks the 10th anniversary of the original domain conference founded by Rick Schwartz. With dozens of costumed participants, the TRAFFIC Halloween party proved to be worthy of its reputation. All the big cheese domainers were there, including dozens more that attended for the first time. The
DomainGang  -   10/31/2014 11:03 AM
WordPress Plugin Request: Shadow Ban Comments
On occasion, I will think of a neat plugin that can be used for one of my websites that uses WordPress, and when I search for the idea, I usually find an existing plugin to use. Last week, I thought of a plugin idea, and I could not find one available, so I thought I would blog about the idea. On websites like Reddit, they have what are called R  -   10/31/2014 10:39 AM
Domain Holdings Announces $9.5M in Q3 Sales, 97.7% Sold Were .COM
Domain Holdings announced their 2014 Q3 sales yesterday.  Total Q3 sales tallied up to $9,554,983 of which a staggering $9,337,626 (97.7%) sold were .COM domains.  Other highlights to note about the Q3 sales from DH sales report: Average weekly sales $796,249 Average sale $29,932 End user sales accounted for 73.84% of all sales Deals closed by emai
NameTalent  -   10/31/2014 10:36 AM
ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver To 4 European Registrars
ICANN granted data retention waivers to 4 European registrars: GANDI SAS (France) IP Twins SAS (France) CPS-Datensysteme GmbH (Germany) Hostserver GmbH(Germany) The 4 registrars submitted to ICANN a Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request (“Waiver Request”) pursuant to Section 3 of … Continue reading →
Online Domain  -   10/31/2014 10:19 AM
Report: 8 .NYC Sites Are Already In Alexa Top 1 Million
The launch of domain names ending with .NYC about a month ago have just 47,000 .NYC domains have been claimed and will become internet websites from and for New York City. Sites are following suit. Eight sites are already in Alexa´s top One million count. Alexa provides traffic data, global rankings and other information on […
TheDomains  -   10/31/2014 10:10 AM
Domain Name Wire Podcast is now on iTunes
Listen to the Domain Name Wire Podcast on your iOS or Android device. The Domain Name Wire Podcast is now on iTunes, giving you one more way to listen to the show each week. You can find the podcast by visiting this link on your Apple device. iOS users can subscribe to the podcast and […
Domain Name Wire  -   10/31/2014 9:53 AM
IBM takes the .Buzz domain via UDRP
Despite the new URS process that allows for trademark holders, particularly those of famous marks, to disable an offending gTLD domain, IBM took the UDRP route. In a case filed at the WIPO against the domain, the Complainant was International Business Machines Corporation. The UDRP was filed 4 months after the domain was […
DomainGang  -   10/31/2014 9:45 AM Launches to Help Entrepreneurs Get Access to Great .CLUB Premium Domains
The .Club registry announced today the which is designed to Help Entrepreneurs Get Access to Great .CLUB Premium Domain Names with the purchase price financed up to over 10 years with no interest.   The Startup.Club will be rolled out today  T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East Conference in Miami. The new program for entrepreneurs which includes
TheDomains  -   10/31/2014 9:03 AM
.UK Registry, Nominet, Names Next CEO
Nominet, the .uk registry, named its new Chief Executive Officer that is Russell Haworth. Russell will join Nominet in January 2015. Nominet said in the announcement that “Russell will lead the organisation as it develops its core registry business, explores … Continue reading →
Online Domain  -   10/31/2014 8:22 AM