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This was the official first day of summer and even though the summer doldrums have arrived there were some notable aftermarket sales. [...]

India's 4th annual DomainX conference is coming up August 5-6 in New Delhi. We have some show updates for you. [...]

Two of Sedo's top brokers came through for the company again this week, giving Sedo the top two spots on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. [...]

Donuts, already the largest operator of new gTLD registries, will get even bigger after acquiring Rightside in a $213 million deal. [...]

The new Merge! conference coming to Orlando in October continues to flesh out its agenda with another keynote speaker and the McGrady Domain Academy added today. [...]

World Hosting Days (WHD) has picked the location and dates for their 3rd annual conference in the United States. WHD.USA's Las Vegas hotel will be very familiar to domain pros. [...]

Domain sales and monetization giant Sedo announced a key change in the company's management team today resulting in Matthias Meyer-Schönherr moving into the role of Chief Sales Officer (CSO) Global. [...]

The top 5 sales in our latest weekly report are all short .coms including one that went for over a half million dollars. An even higher one from last year has also been uncovered. [...]

Radix's start-up support program - Startup League - continues to grow. A big presence at The Next Web Conference and road trip through Portugal last month won them many new fans. [...]

If you missed Domaining Europe 3 weeks ago you don't have to wait another year for a get together on the Continent. Another one is coming up this month! [...]

Europe-based corporate domain management company BrandIT has acquired the domain brokerage company to create a new colossus in the domain/brand space. [...]

n a sea of new gTLDs .CLUB has managed to stand out with a non-stop promotional campaign orchestrated by a Super Chief Marketing Officer who, disguised as Jeff Sass, mild-mannered film aficionado a from a legendary independent studio, fights a never-ending battle for mainstream recognition of his favorite domain extension. [...]

After five years with domain brokerage firm, David Seelos is taking on an expanded role in a new position with the HasTraffic family. [...]

Two blockbuster domain sales top DNJournal's latest sales chart with one reaching $2 million and another over $500,000. [...]

Lots of conference news for you today with updates on DNSeattle, Domaining Europe and NamesCon India. [...]

I'm back in the USA after a 10-day trip through Germany and Austria that was a perfect combination of domain business and leisure time in some of the world's most scenic cities. [...]

The was one of the year's best weeks for the domain aftermarket with a .com blockbuster that ranks among the year's top 5 sales and 2017 top 10 sales for both the ccTLDs and Non .Com gTLDs. [...]

GGRG has broken down $24 million worth of short .com domain sales data to see what direction those "liquid domains" are headed. [...]

After attracting over 1,000 attendees from around the world last year, the Global Domain Summit is moving from Hangzhou to "China's Domain Capital" for this year's show. [...]

Our latest weekly domain sales report is out and the top dog is not only the week's biggest sale - but the year's biggest as well. [...]

Richard Tindal, one of the four co-founders of Donuts Inc., the largest operator of new TLD registries, is retiring after two decades in the industry. [...]

More details are emerging on the new MERGE! conference that Jothan Frakes and Ray Neu are bringing to Orlando next fall. [...]

If you are looking for someone to broker your domains, you got a new option today when Trellian/ announced the launch of's new domain brokerage service. [...]

In one of the highest 3-letter acronym sales ever reported, has brokered a sale that passed the $1 million barrier. [...]

After nearly 10 years with Marksmen, Inc., Cyntia King, who has been involved in 7-figure domains sales, has opened her own shop. [...]

The second highest domain sale reported so far this year tops the latest weekly domain sales report at [...]

The 9th edition of Domaining Europe is less that 4 weeks away. We have an update on the busy agenda and online auction that will highlight the big show in Berlin. [...]

Texas domain investors (and anyone who wants to meet up with them) will have a chance to get together when DNHouston returns April 28 with a Party Boat meetup! [...]

And the hits just keep on coming. With three more 6-figure sales this week we've now seen 10 at that level hit our weekly chart over the past 3 weeks. [...]

Creativity abounds in our business with authors, actors, singers, musicians, movie producers, painters and artists of all kinds. Amber West is one talented example. [...]

You never know when a domain’s chances of selling will increase. I renew many of my domains six months or more in advance. If I know I’m going to renew them, I like to knock them out in bulk so I don’t have to worry about them and deal with reminder notices. When I’m on the […] The post Track your domains even after you decide not to renew them appeared first on Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Views. [...]

Australian registrar gobbles up Singapore company. Dreamscape Networks, owner of Australian domain name registrar CrazyDomains, has acquired Singapore’s Vodien Group for AUS $30 million (about USD $23 million). Vodien Group has 27,000 customers and 52,000 domains under management. It ranks first in hosting market share in Singapore and third for Singapore’s .sg domain registrations with […] The post CrazyDomains owner buys Singapore domain and hosting company appeared first on Domain Name Wire | [...]

Flower company guilty of reserve domain name hijacking over domain name. Knud Jepsen A/S has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in the UDRP it brought against Rick Schwartz’s domain name The complainant is known as Queen Flowers and uses the domain name It reached out to Schwartz in 2015 […] The post Rick Schwartz gets RDNH win on appeared first on Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Views. [...]

With help of well-known law firm, furniture company tries to take away from guy whose last name is Normann. Normann Copenhagen ApS, a seller of Scandinavian furniture, has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name This is a really, really bad case of reverse domain name hijacking. It’s […] The post Normann Copenhagen and DLA Piper team up in bad reverse domain hijacking case appeared first on Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Views. [...]

QR reader built into camera in next version of iOS. Remember QR codes? Scanning one makes it easy to visit a URL or get other information. It’s supposed to be a lot easier than typing a long URL. But they never really took off, at least in the U.S. Part of the problem is that […] The post iOS 11 might make QR codes cool again appeared first on Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Views. [...]

Sedo reported their weekly sales and was the top sale at $86,500. sold for $50,000 to come in second place. There was not one non – com gtld sale for the first time that I can remember. was the top cctld sale at 7,100 Euros. Domain name Price Currency .COMs 86,500 […] The post Sedo weekly sales led by a pair of LLL.coms appeared first on [...]

Bloomberg economics editor Peter Coy, wrote a piece on domain names and some of the commentary was interesting. Joseph Cohen, founder of Universe a startup that makes an app for building mobile websites, said “It’s not a true market,” “There’s sort of a market, but it’s not very efficient or liquid.” Coy seems to be […] The post “There’s sort of a market, but it’s not very efficient or liquid.” appeared first on [...]

Kickstart Commerce put together a couple videos recently that deal with emojis. For those interested in emoji domains these videos are worth watching. Free Tool: Bulk Emoji Domain Suggestion and Registration The post Emoji domain name registration tips and tricks appeared first on [...]

As tomorrow is Father’s Day I decided to put up a $500 blowout post, sell a name, buy Dad a gift. This post should be used to sell a name where you are making some money with no commission, and leave a little for the next buyer. So this post is for .com only and […] The post Father’s Day $500 Blowout appeared first on [...] is on auction at Ebay with a buy it now price of $450,000. Back in October of 2016 we did an article on and the owner wanted $3 million. Even with the price reduction it seems like an unrealistic price. In my opinion the Trump organization could have interest in acquiring but not […] The post Price on gets a big reduction appeared first on [...]

What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names?In this show:• We learn what the Sherpas bought or sold recently:,,,• An investor's portfolio is appraised:,,• Get your bids in soon for,,• Plus, much more!We're joined by Ammar Kubba, Andrew Rosener and Shane Cultra. [...]

What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names?In this show:• We learn what the Sherpas bought or sold recently:,,• An investor's portfolio is appraised:,,• Get your bids in soon for,,• And the Sherpas found a few deals:,,• Plus, much more!We're joined by Ali Zandi, Andrew Rosener an [...]

If you don't build a personal network, you limit your ability to sell domain names.Today's Sherpa describes how his personal network was critical to his professional success selling domain names. Without a network, he wouldn't have been able to acquire customers or close deals.All investors focused on ccTLDs should watch this show. [...]

DNSeattle took place on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle, Washington -- and raised more than $6,000 to help find a cure for cancer!More than 100 attendees met, networked and learned about domain name sales during this live fireside chat session with Andrew Rosener of Media Options and Michael Cyger. [...]

Thanks to the live streaming prowess of Marc Gawith, we will be live streaming DNSeattle this Thursday, May 25th from 6-9pm Pacific.While you won't receive all of the personal and professional benefits of attending DNSeattle in person -- which is the main purpose of this networking event -- you can still watch the action, listen to the educational program, and even ask a question."Selling Ice to Eskimos" is the topic and I'll be interviewing Andrew Rosener, CEO of Media Optio [...]

When I started investing in domain names, I knew others were paying less in domain name registrations and renewals but I didn't know how. I hunted high and low for discount codes and coupons, mostly wasting my time when they didn't work at checkout.What's worse is that the time I wasted could have been better spent on education, research or outreach to find and acquire better domain name investment opportunities.Today I'm pleased to share some exciting news with you. DNAcadem [...]

Ali Zandi closed the second highest domain name sale of 2017 to date.If you want to know what goes into a $2 million blockbuster sale and hear all the details directly from the domain name broker that made it happen – this is the show you need to watch. [...]

Liquid domain names are the types of domains that are actively traded in the domain name industry.Would you like to learn more about investing in liquid domains?Every quarter Ivan Rasskazov and Giuseppe Graziano put together a "state of the market" industry report. Get the insights directly from those who wrote the report. [...]

What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names?In this show:• We learn what the Sherpas bought or sold recently:,,• An investor's portfolio is appraised:,,• Get your bids in soon for,,• And the Sherpas found a few deals:,,• Plus, much more!We're joined by Ali Zandi, Josh Eisenhower and [...]

Chris Gimmer and his co-founder built a pretty slick piece of software called Snappa. I liked it so much I became a paying customer just nine months after their launch.But they launched on a .io domain name and – as Gimmer describes in "How (and Why) We Purchased the Domain for $40,000" – their "cool startup domain name" left their customers confused and questioning the longevity of their operations. So, negotiating the price down from $84,500, they bought Snappa.c [...]

Afnic has published a complete overview of the global domain market in 2016 in a study based on ICANN statistics, information from registries, specialized web sites and its own research. The overall domain name market growth in 2016 was 7.1%,  down from 11.7% in 2015. The 2015 growth was mainly because of the new registrations from … The post Global domain market in 2016: overall growth was 7.1%, no growth for ccTLDs appeared first on Related Articles: Chinese Domain Sales Boom [...]

Public Interest Registry (PIR), the .org registry, has officially terminated the Systemic Copyright Alternative Dispute Resolution Policy (SCADR). PIR determined that the SCADR is not ripe for implementation. The intention of the SCADR was to create a narrowly tailored solution to address instances of egregious systemic copyright infringement, while fully respecting the due process rights of … The post “UDRP” for copyright has been officially terminated appeared first on Relate [...]

Mike Mann announced on Facebook that he has removed Buy-It-Now (BIN) prices from 150,000 .com domains on his marketplace. “I removed the prices from 150,000 premium .Com domains which is lowering sales significantly, but generating huge numbers of price requests; ie, a big pipeline. The price quotes and sales prices are going way up on … The post Mike Mann removes BIN prices from 150,000 domains appeared first on Related Articles: How much is Mike Mann making from domain names [...]

Mike Mann reported selling 13 domain names in May for a total of $171,652. Mike had 4 5-figure sales. Highest reported sale was that sold for $75,000. The average reported domain sales price was $13,204. Here is a look at some of Mike Mann’s domain acquisitions and sales from May 2017. Domain name sales: $9,888. Purch … The post Mike Mann sells 13 domains in May ( $75,000) appeared first on Related Articles: Mike Mann’s [...]

I had this feeling that I was getting fewer domain name inquiries lately. While I was deciding whether to renew or drop a batch of New gTLDs I noticed that one of my domains,, had some very strange inquiry stats. It had 4 inquiries in 2014, 9 in 2015, 13 in 2016 and only 1 … The post New gTLD domain inquiries have slowed down in 2017 appeared first on Related Articles: .COM, .ORG & New gTLDs Get Relatively More Domain Inquiries Top 10 domain articles in [...]

Namejet released it’s May 2017 domain name auctions report that includes 1 and 2 word .coms, some 3-letter and a lot of 4-letter .com and some numerics. Namejet sold 112 (136 domains in April) domains in May for a total of $672,279 ($844,540 in April). Namejet only reports domains that were sold for $2,000 or more. … The post Namejet sold 112 domains for $672,279 in May (cpt .com, photojournal .com, shortstories .com) appeared first on Related Articles: Namejet sold 136 domains [...]

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of May 2017 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. There are 2 common keyword in the .com and .net lists that are really one: bit coin. My experience shows that only 2 or 3 thousand domain registrations are enough … The post Trending domain name keywords: bit coin, crypto, fidget spinner appeared first on Related Articles: Trending domain name keywords: year, near, drone, blo [...]

Rightside Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ:NAME) and Donuts Inc., today announced that the two companies have entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), pursuant to which Donuts will acquire Rightside for $10.60 per share in an all-cash tender offer, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $213MM. The purchase includes the 40 New … The post Donuts buys Rightside for $213 million (purchase includes 40 New gTLDs & appeared first on Related Ar [...]

On June 14th at 15:00 UTC, .Club will be releasing 4,500 NEW premium domain names into their tiered premium inventory at the registrars. These are predominantly names that were previously registry reserved and have never been available through the registrar channel before. In addition to many keyword domains, the release includes approximately 1,200 2, 3 and 4 character names. … The post .Club is releasing 4,500 new premium domain names appeared first on Related Articles: .Club [...]

GoDaddy is sponsoring Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, a new TV show that in on ABC, Sundays 9|8c. Shawn Pfunder of GoDaddy interviews Grace inventor of the Soarigami armrest extender that appeared on Funderdome. They discuss how she used GoDaddy’s marketing tools to get her product online and how GoDaddy’s GoCentral online store can help small businesses like … The post Shawn Pfunder of GoDaddy interviews Soarigami from Steve Harvey’s Funderdome (video) appeared first on Related Art [...]

These are the top domain name articles from May 2017. May was a good month for in terms of views. Also almost 375 comments were made by readers. The most popular articles were about comparing Bitcoin with .xyz, dropping or renewing New gTLDs, Tucows dropping 9 Uniregistry extensions, Mike Mann’s sales, Godaddy auctions, Flippa and some other subjects. Here … The post Top 10 domain articles in May 2017: Bitcoin & .XYZ, New gTLD drops, Uniregistry, Mike Mann, GoDaddy, Flippa a [...]

The only thing I know for sure here is that I won a domain name in a GoDaddy expired auction 10 days ago. It was a .us expired domain name that I won on the 28th of May. I paid for it 2 days later. The domain name is registered in which I believe … The post I won a GoDaddy expired auction! But where is my domain name? appeared first on Related Articles: Your Auction Is Now Private: GoDaddy fixes an everlasting problem… “Your Auction Has Ended”: Will GoDaddy give me b [...]

The eName platform launched its first and the largest .CLUB auction yet. The auction started today and ends in 1 week. A total of 62 names are in the auction, comprised of 32 names from the registry and 30 names from other sellers. These 30 domains were selected by eName. The eName auction has scattered … The post .Club auction started at eName with 62 domains including appeared first on Related Articles: .CLUB Jackpot Auction Featuring Many 2-Letter Domains And i.Club T [...]

Rick Schwartz summarized his domain name strategy in just a few tweets. Rick Schwartz can still find a lot of valuable domain names selling for $500 or $700 and never answers inquiries from domainers. Here are some of his tweets from Monday: Domain name classification: “.Com = Major League. ccTLD’s, .Net, .Org = Minor League … The post Rick Schwartz’s domain name strategy appeared first on Related Articles: The 3 steps to domaining success from Rick Schwartz 4 Months Without Ri [...]

Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM: MMX), announced that first year renewal rates for its .vip domain in China will at about 70%. MMX says that would be significantly ahead of those typically seen by new generic top-level domains in the region based on the manual renewals already processed on the first month of .vip … The post .Vip expects a 70%+ domain name renewal rate appeared first on Related Articles: Donuts Renewal Rate Drops To 85.3% So Far – Soon To Be A Lot Lower Donu [...]

A new video came out presented by the SEMPO Education Committee called “2017 New Domain Research & Tactics”. SEMPO is a nonprofit trade organization serving the search and digital marketing industry and marketing professionals engaged in it. This month’s hangout follows the release of a recent study by The Domain Name Association, focused on the topic … The post 2017 new domain research & tactics (video) appeared first on Related Articles: eShow Brasil 2016: .CLUB CMO J [...]

This is getting ridiculous from all aspects. I can’t even keep up with all the ridiculousness. Just after .XYZ launched this ridiculous promotion offering 1.111 billion numeric .xyz domain names at under a buck, a few people found tens of domains available to register and of course went ahead and registered them. Isn’t this … The post Another reputation disaster: .XYZ takes back tens of domain names appeared first on Related Articles: .XYZ is DEAD – DISASTER! Da [...]

GoDaddy published a video trying to explain in simple words what domain investing is. The video was buried in tens of other videos that were published on GoDaddy’s YouTube channel at the same time so I am posting it here so some people can see it. The video is nicely done although it includes one … The post What is domain investing? (video) appeared first on Related Articles: Go Daddy: “What is the difference between a domain name and a website?” (video) Go Daddy: “Don’t Give U [...]

I received one of the most ridiculous emails today from Frank Schilling, Founder and CEO of Uniregistry. The email is informing all Uniregistry customers of this new great “opportunity”. Uniregistry offers 1.111 billion (yes billion!) .xyz domains for $0.99 per year to register, renew, and transfer. These domains, coined the 1.111B Class, include all 6-digit, … The post Comparing Bitcoin with .XYZ domains! Doesn’t anyone care about credibility anymore? appeared first on Related [...]

On May 18 and 19, 2017, WHD.india and NamesCon India were back-to-back for the first time. These complementary events brought together hundreds of people in cloud services, web hosting and domains in India. WHD.india 2017 was the seventh event focused on the rapidly expanding cloud and internet market in India. Last year WHD.india took place … The post Recap of WHD.india & NamesCon India 2017 (video) appeared first on Related Articles: NamesCon India going to Mumbai on May [...]

At the 2017 Domaining Europe conference in Berlin, Germany .CLUB’s CMO Jeff Sass presented an introduction to the recently launched .CLUB broker program, and 60-month easy payments on premium names at www.Get.Club. In addition, Jeff introduces a very active new domain investor, Tanya Loh of Futures.ForSale. In less than 120 days, Tanya has built a … The post .CLUB at Domaining Europe 2017 – Jeff Sass and Tanya Loh (video) appeared first on Related Articles: Jeff Sass Of .Club: [...]

This is another hit to the Uniregistry New gTLD extensions. Tucows/OpenSRS will stop offering 9 of the Uniregistry extensions on September 8th, 2017 because of price increases. Registrants will not be able to register or renew these 9 extensions after September 8. But they can renew them now for up to 10 years. OpenSRS is suggesting … The post Tucows stops support for 9 Uniregistry New gTLDs appeared first on Related Articles: Too little, too late: Uniregistry will offer price [...]

The and Domaining Europe 2017  domain name auction ends in a few hours. The auction has been running since the 5th of May. Here are a few of the domains that had their reserve met and will sell today: $6,899 $1,289 $250 How can you participate? Create an account here Fill … The post and Domaining Europe auction ends today appeared first on Related Articles: Domaining Europe Auction Will Feature,, [...]

Yesterday I asked readers to submit New gTLD domain names so I could review them and tell them if I would renew them or drop them. About 230 domains were submitted and I would probably drop 82% of them. (That was for “drop” or “drop?”.) “Renew” or “renew?” (questionable renew) were 18% of the domains. … The post Renew or drop New gTLDs? The results are in and are not good! appeared first on Related Articles: Renew or drop? Post 10 New gTLDs domains and I will give you my opinio [...]

I posted that I dropped about 200 New gTLD domains in March and April saving me about $45,000 in future renewals. A couple of people asked me if they should keep or drop their domains so I thought to give people my opinion on their domains in a separate post. So here you can post … The post Renew or drop? Post 10 New gTLDs domains and I will give you my opinion appeared first on Related Articles: Renew or drop New gTLDs? The results are in and are not good! 10 things I examine [...]

Before Domaining Europe 2017 in Berlin was over Dietmar Stefitz asked the attendees where they wanted to have Domaining Europe 2018. Attendees decided that next year they wanted to go to Rome, Italy. Then Dietmar asked people online on Twitter if they wanted next year’s Domaining Europe to be held in Valencia, Rome, Brussels or London. The decision … The post The people have spoken: Domaining Europe going to Rome in 2018? appeared first on Related Articles: Domaining Europe con [...]

Just saved about $45,000 of future renewals by dropping 200+ domains, including 198 New gTLDs. This is the review of my domain name renewals and drops in the months of March and April 2017. I had about 1,568 domains in many different extensions expiring in the months March and April. These are busier months than … The post Just dropped 198 New gTLD domains and saved $45,000 appeared first on Related Articles: My domain name renewals and drops in January and February 2017 Why I [...]

The tech .NYC premium domain auction was held at Snapnames and 18 of the 26 domains sold. and were the top sellers. The 18 domains sold for a total of $28,872. The average price of the sold domains was $1,604 while the median price was just $525. 6 of the 26 domains were … The post Results of the tech .nyc domain name auction: web .nyc $8,638, startup .nyc $3,300 appeared first on Related Articles: .NYC to auction 26 tech domains in May (Cloud .nyc, Web .nyc [...]

This happened to me 3 times in the past month. I had 3 domain name inquiries (for 1 .com, 1 .org and 1 .info) where the buyers said my price was too high (surprise!). All 3 said that they were going to register an available domain name. But they never did! Do you know how … The post Why do people tell me they will register an available domain and never do? appeared first on Related Articles: Would You Register Your Name Or Trademark In A .Porn Domain And Not In .Adult & Vic [...]

Today was the 3rd and last day of Domaining Europe 2017 in Berlin, Germany. You can see photos from the first 2 days here. Braden Pollock was again the Moderator of Domaining Europe 2017 along with Jothan Frakes. This time around there was some limited exhibition space available for the show’s sponsors. These are the some … The post Domaining Europe in Berlin, Germany – Day 3 (photos) – See you in Rome? appeared first on Related Articles: Domaining Europe in Berlin, Germany – D [...]