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The 2017 Domaining Europe Conference concluded its three-day run in Berlin, Germany Tuesday evening. We have all of the closing day photos and highlights for you. [...]

After getting underway with an afternoon of social networking Sunday, Domaining Europe attendees got down to business today in Berlin (and partied tonight)! [...]

The Domaining Europe conference got underway Sunday in Berlin with three hours of social networking aboard both luxury tour buses and a spacious riverboat! [...]

Tuesday was a remarkable day on every level at NamesCon 2017. Here are the photos and highlights you need to see! [...]

The 2017 NamesCon conference continued at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas Monday with a jam packed schedule that kept attendees hopping until the wee hours of Tuesday morning. [...]

The opening day and night at NamesCon 2017 are now history. Here are the photos & highlights you haven't seen yet! [...]

The 2017 NamesCon Conference is underway in Las Vegas! The 4th annual event at the Tropicana Hotel officially got underway this morning and opening day will continue into the well into the night. [...]

Tucows announced this morning that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire eNom from Rightside Group for $83.5 million. The deal is expected to close later today. [...]

Donuts, the biggest operator of new gTLD registries, announced three key changes in their management suite today. [...]

And they're off! The 2017 domain sales season is officially underway and we have the new year's first two weeks worth of sales for you. [...]

The 2017 NamesCon shows starts Sunday under new ownership. The CEO of WHD offers his views on the conference and his overall industry outlook for 2017. [...]

DNJournal's 13th annual State of the Industry Cover Story is now out - always our biggest story of the year! [...]

The NameJet/RightOfTheDot Live Domain Auction a week from today will be one of the highlights at NamesCon 2017. [...]

While we were away on a holiday cruise I had a chance to read David Castello's new book - here's my review. [...]

Our final weekly domain sales report for the 2016 season is now out with two six figure sales at the top. [...]

Diana and I just returned from a 9-day holiday cruise through the Caribbean. With NamesCon dead ahead we won't be home for long though! [...]

A lot has happened since last January's NamesCon conference including a change in ownership but the upcoming 2017 show will be a record breaker. [...]

Neustar VP Lori Anne Wardi is known for helping "write the book" on successful promotion of a "new' TLD with .CO - but her climb in the domain world began well before that. [...]

I received some sad news tonight when I learned that domain industry pioneer Roy Flanders passed away after a long illness last night on Nantucket Island in Masschusetts. [...]

After a weird week when only 4 .coms made our Top 20 Sales Chart they were back in force this week but so were the ccTLDs. [...]

Domain brokerage has released their 2nd quarterly Liquid Domains Market Overview covering sales from this group in 3Q-2016. [...]

The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) has established a new memorial award to honor the late great domain investor and human being Lonnie Borck and the 1st recipient has been announced. [...]

Andrei Polgar, author of the blog, has hit Amazon's best seller charts with Wealth Management 2.0. [...]

With Chairman Adrian Kinderis Stepping Down to Focus on New Duties at Neustar Rich Merdinger has been named Interim Chair of the DNA. [...]

The past week was a VERY unusual one for reported domain sales. The normally dominant .coms were limited to just 4 entries on our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. [...]

After blazing a trail through the domain industry Morgan and Daina Linton have been busy growing a startup business that has just undergone another major expansion. [...]

After 10 years of fighting for domain owner's rights the ICA is finally catching fire and a new Executive Director should fuel ever faster growth. [...]

Short domains have always been attractive, a fact underscored again this week when 9 of the 11 biggest sales were just 3 characters long. [...]

Payoneer just got into the domain escrow business a couple of months ago but they have already landed a major account. [...]

The big fish keep swallowing the smaller fish and GoDaddy's latest big gulp means the NamesCon conference will have another new owner next year. [...]

A unique service using blockchain wants to help companies prove their rights in common law trademarks. Is the blockchain the answer to proving common law use of trademarks? Bennett Collen, founder of Cognate, is banking on it. Billed as a “common law trademark registry”, it will be interesting to see if Cognate can assist people […] The post Blockchain and Common Law Trademarks – DNW Podcast #137 appeared first on Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Views. [...]

Is there a lesson for new TLDs in the success of .io and .ly? Over the weekend I was listening to last week’s DNW Podcast again and thinking about Mike Carson’s thoughts on ccTLDs that have taken off compared to new TLDs. One thing struck me as I thought about this: some of the most […] The post The accidentally successful top level domain names appeared first on Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Views. [...] pulls in highest bid in latest auction of .NYC domain name.s .NYC held an auction of technology and entrepreneur-themed domain names on SnapNames that concluded yesterday. The headline result was quite a bit lower than previous auctions. 18 domain names sold for a total of $28,872, led by for $8,638. This compares to […] The post .NYC tech domain name auction brings in $29,000 appeared first on Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Views. [...]

Get a better understanding of your web traffic after stripping out the bots. Distil networks, an internet security company focused on bots, has acquired Are You a Human and will offer a free bot detecting tool as a result of the acquisition. Distil Bot Discovery for Google Analytics is a free simple-to-integrate tool for Google […] The post Distil Networks acquires Are You a Human, offers free bot tool for Google Analytics appeared first on Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Views. [...]

Your own circumstances probably don’t align with the most successful domain name investors. This isn’t an article picking on domain name investor Rick Schwartz. I’m just going to use him as an example. Rick has made a lot of money investing in domain names. He got in early, kept the faith, and has a negotiating […] The post You’re not Rick Schwartz. So don’t try to emulate him. appeared first on Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Views. [...]

It seems like coffee shops are the perfect place to get ideas for domain names or to exact a bit of revenge on a loud patron. Back in 2012 I wrote a story about a guy who was sitting behind a bunch of people in a coffee shop, they were loud and were throwing out […] The post You never discuss available domains out in public (Part 2) appeared first on [...]

Gerald M. Levine wrote an excellent article that domain investors, especially those that do outbound marketing should read. Levine delves into the subject of who makes the initial contact in a domain negotiation. Levine highlights the loss of and how even fellow domain investors agreed on the respondent losing. From the article: Woe be […] The post Who makes the first move matters appeared first on [...]

Rick Schwartz made a pretty interesting tweet yesterday that I think will bring about a great deal of conversation. Rick stated that 90% of all domain investors should look to reboot. Drop everything and start over again. 90% of every domainer should drop ALL their #Domains and start again! They are so far off the […] The post 90% of domainers should start over appeared first on [...]

Shares of Godaddy (GDDY) hit an all time high today of $40.37 before closing at $40.29 which I also believe is an all time high closing price for shares of Godaddy. Shares were up over 3% at $1.23 and are up slightly after hours. I didn’t see any news today on the company. Godaddy has […] The post Shares of Godaddy Hit An All Time High appeared first on [...]

Sedo released their weekly sales and was the top sale at $30,999. sold for $9,999 to top the cctld sales. sold for $20,250 to lean non com gtlds. sold for $19,000, purchased for $600 on Uniregistry in 2015. Great flip. who had that selling for 10,000 Euro ? Well done. […] The post Sedo weekly sales led by appeared first on [...]

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 [...]

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 Michael Krell, Andrew Rosener and Shane Cultra. [...]

What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names?In this show:• One Sherpa snags a domain for $285 that Frank Schilling thinks could be worth as much as $50k; A strong portfolio review - find out why; No reserve auctions at NameJet you should watch.• We learn what the Sherpas bought or sold recently:,,• An investor's portfolio is appraised:,,• Get your bids in soon fo [...]

It's easy to dismiss emoji – consisting of silly faces 😀😂😜 and undefined symbols 💦🍯➿ – as a language only for teenagers.But it's actually a universal language that people all over the world use, and emoji domain names are heating up in use and value.Listen in as two of the most experienced emoji domain pros in the industry discuss what emoji domains are, how they work, how they're valued, and how you can get your 🍕 (piece of the pie). [...]

Do you want an excuse to close a domain name sale this month?Here's your motivation: a free escrow for your next domain name sale.But hurry! has just launched Payoneer Escrow integration and for the month of April 2017, you can get a free escrow transaction. [...]

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 [...]

You can now make Euro transactions at again. The feature was lost a few months back while the company started enforcing the KYC (know your customer) requirements while also changing their banking partner. Euro transactions were first introduced at in 2013. I really missed the Euro transactions as they are way cheaper when … The post You can now make Euro transactions at again appeared first on Related Articles: Flippa removes as a pay [...]

Domaining Europe 2017 has started in Berlin, Germany. Domaining Europe 2017, the 9th Domaining Europe Conference, is taking place from the 14th to the 16th of May. The event venue is the Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt in Berlin, Germany. DAY 1 Dietmar Stefitz, the Domaining Europe founder and event organizer, welcomed the attendees with a … The post Domaining Europe in Berlin, Germany – Day 1 & 2 (photos) appeared first on Related Articles: Domaining Europe in Berlin, Ge [...]

Merge! is a new 4 day event coming up this October in Orlando that will incorporate multiple shows. Co-Founded by Ray Neu of TRAFFIC and THEDomain Conference and Jothan Frakes, co-founder of the NamesCon, DomainFest, and Domain Roundtable conferences, this show brings more than 25 years of conference experience. This event incorporates the third year … The post Merge! – 4 day event coming up this October in Orlando appeared first on Related Articles: NamesCon 2017 by the number [...]

Namejet released it’s April 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 136 (156 domains in March) domains in April for a total of $844,540 ($872,909 in March). Namejet only reports domains that were sold for $2,000 or … The post Namejet sold 136 domains for $844,540 in April (kohl .com, 7833 .com, vrvr .com) appeared first on Related Articles: Namejet sold 156 domains for $872,909 i [...]

Mike Mann said on social media that the average domain sales price has doubled over the past 18 months. Specifically prices have gone up to $3200. Back in December 2016 he had said that average prices were up from around $1300 to around $2600. Seems average is even higher now. Just yesterday I posted 14 … The post Mike Mann says average domain sales prices have gone up to $3200 appeared first on Related Articles: Mike Mann’s Latest Domain Acquisitions & Sales (HeyBabe .com, [...]

Flippa has decided to remove as an available payout method. The company said that the reasons for this move are “improving the safety of transactions and reducing the transfer fees associated with Escrow on Flippa”. Back in 2014 Flippa had removed credit cards as a payment option. New listings will no longer have the option … The post Flippa removes as a payout method appeared first on Related Articles: Flippa Updates Payment Methods: Credit Cards are no l [...]

Mike Mann reported selling 14 domain names in April for a total of $182,370. Mike had 7 5-figure sales. Highest reported sale was that sold for $34,888. The average domain sales price was $13,026. Drew Rosener bought for $10,000 from Mike Mann. Sushma is an Indian feminine given name. It means “sparkling beauty” … The post Mike Mann reports 14 of his April domain name sales with $13k average price appeared first on Related Articles: Mike Mann reports sel [...]

A fake DDOS ATTACK threatening .us domain names has started today. The scam is targeting owners of .us (for now) domain names by harvesting email addresses from domain name whois and then emailing a threat. Seems that every scammer in the world is using the domain name whois info. The email that claims to be … The post Fake DDoS attack threatening .US domain names appeared first on Related Articles: Feedly is down following a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) Parking [...]

DigitalTown, Inc. announced a major strategic partnership with Dot London Domains Limited and Minds + Machines (LSE: MMX), operators of the .LONDON top-level domain name. The ambitious partnership aims to align the .LONDON domain extension, a suite of cloud-hosted software applications and verified digital identity, with emerging Smart City initiatives to support business and inspire … The post DigitalTown partners with .London domains to launch Smart.London appeared first on R [...]

These are the top domain name articles from April 2017. April was a good month for in terms of views. Also almost 250 comments were made by readers. The most popular articles were about Rick Schwartz (2 of them), suspicious auctions at Namejet, Mike Mann sales,, how to decide what to drop and what … The post Top 10 domain articles in April 2017: Rick Schwartz, Namejet, Mike Mann and DotBoss appeared first on Related Articles: Top 10 domain articles in [...]

Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX, TSX:TC), reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. All figures are in U.S. dollars. Financial Results Net revenue for the first quarter of 2017 increased 55% to $69.6 million from $44.7 million for the first quarter of 2016. The first quarter’s results only include the contribution from … The post Tucows Q1 results: Enom purchase helps grow revenue by 55% to $69.6 million appeared first on Related Articles: GoDaddy Q1 20 [...]

Rightside Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq:NAME), announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. Total revenue decreased to $14.4 million compared to $16.6 million. The final registry renewal rate for the fourth quarter of 2016 was 59% compared to 53% for the same quarter in 2015. Please note that this is the Q4 2016 … The post Rightside results: Q1 2017 revenue down, registry domain renewal rate at 59% appeared first on Related Articles: .Com & .Net Domains End [...]

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of April 2017 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. There are no common keyword in the .com and .net lists. That always strikes me as a bit strange but it seems that 1 or 2 registrants are … The post Trending domain name keywords: jumbo, solar, visit, spinner appeared first on Related Articles: Trending domain name keywords: president, fun, degree, Chinese, bots Top 10 Trend [...]

CentralNic (AIM: CNIC), announced today its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2016. All this while several websites just went dark after the company sold many of its 2-letter domain names (or ended the relationship with such owners) that were used for CentralNic to sell sub-domains. Here are few posts from the past … The post CentralNic reports 2016 results while deleting several websites appeared first on Related Articles: CentralNic sells domains for US$ 4.5 mill [...]

GGRG Brokerage Consulting and Giuseppe Graziano published the 1st quarter of 2017 Liquid Domains Market Overview partnering with and Estibot’s parent company Intelium and This report is focused on 2017 Q1 and presents key statistics of the domains that are considered liquid in the domain name aftermarket, that is 586,848 .com domains. There … The post Liquid Domains Market: reports $16M transactions in Q1 2017 appeared first on Related Arti [...]

Global Domain Summit (GDS) 2017 will be held in the domain city Xiamen, China during 7th -9th July,2017. GDS 2017 is co-organized by Godaddy, AliCloud, Baidu Cloud, eName and Bizcn. This summit is probably the largest  global domain name industry event in China. Main topics of this summit will include the development trend analysis for … The post 2017 Global Domain Industry Summit in Xiamen, China appeared first on Related Articles: 2016 Global Domains Industry Summit In China [...]

Domaining Europe 2017 starts in less than a week in Berlin Germany and the domain name auction list has been officially announced by Domaining Europe 2017, the 9th Domaining Europe Conference, will be taking place from the 14th to the 16th of May. You can read more details here. The auction is already running … The post The complete list of 143 domains in the Domaining Europe and auction appeared first on Related Articles: Undeveloped sells Cryp [...]

Uniregistry made a video explaining in brief what domain names are and how they can be bought and used. In this video, Uniregistry explains the key components of domain names, from the top level to the second level, and the relationship between registries and registrars. Here is the video from Uniregistry: The post What is a domain name and how does it work? (video) appeared first on Related Articles: Are you using Uniregistry anywhere? (new video) Net.Work Sold For $100k Was O [...]

.Club domain names are celebrating their 3rd anniversary and they have published a video displaying a small sample of their journey so far. “It is hard to believe, but it has already been three years since our CEO Colin Campbell rang the bell and .CLUB domains went live at registrars around the world. It has … The post Happy birthday .CLUB! (video) appeared first on Related Articles: Happy Birthday .CLUB! (video) .CLUB Domains Are Everywhere! (video) .Club At The 2016 Launch Ha [...]

Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern Coastal California announced the winners of the first annual regional Torch Awards competition. Among the winners was that was the winner of the BBB Torch Award for Ethics in the 50-99 employee category. “The Torch Awards for Ethics competition was created to … The post wins Torch Award for Ethics from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) appeared first on Related Articles: T.R.A.F.F. [...]

Wishful thinking by many people in the domain name industry will not change how domain names have been used in the past, how they are used now and how they will be used in the future. Domain names are what they are. A great domain name can help a company and even make it grow … The post Wishful thinking will not change how domain names are used appeared first on Related Articles: Ford applies for iLUV trademark without owning any related domain names Aged domain names: a change [...]

So I won an auction for an expired domain name at GoDaddy for $2,605 on the 1st of May. I did the mistake and didn’t check out the domain name before made my bid and won the auction. I checked out whois history after I won the auction and found that the owner had bought … The post GoDaddy allows jokester to appraise/auction his domain name year after year and then renew! appeared first on Related Articles: “Your Auction Has Ended”: Will GoDaddy give me back my time and money? Y [...]

GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. Domains revenue of $240.8 million, up 10.0% year over year. “GoDaddy delivered another very good quarter, with strong customer growth, revenue growth and great cash flow,” said GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving. “We are off to a strong start in 2017 … The post GoDaddy’s Q1 domain name revenue grows 10.0% year over year to $240.8 million appeared first on Related Articles: GoDaddy Q1 2 [...]

Rick Schwartz has been tweeting non-stop lately sharing his view of the domain name industry and giving domain name advice to whoever that wants to listen. On Sunday Rick made the following tweet: “If you want to make it in domaining, stop skipping steps. You can’t get to 3rd base before you get to 1st … The post The 3 steps to domaining success from Rick Schwartz appeared first on Related Articles: Rick Schwartz – I Am Waiting For His Next Post With His Biggest Fan Rick Schwar [...]

DigitalTown won a UDRP complaint for the domain name Gorgonzola.City. The complaint was made by Consorzio per la Tutela del Formaggio Gorgonzola of Novara. That is an organisation that oversees the production and marketing of all gorgonzola cheese produced in the area it covers. It was established in 1968 to control the use of the denomination … The post DigitalTown wins UDRP complaint for the domain Gorgonzola.City appeared first on Related Articles: Former employee wins UDRP [...]

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), reported financial and domain name registration results for the first quarter of 2017. The final .com and .net renewal rate for the fourth quarter of 2016 was 67.6 percent compared with 73.3 percent for the same quarter in 2015. That is not that bad considering a lot of Chinese registrations expired. … The post Verisign ends 1st quarter of 2017 with 143.6 million .com and .net domain names appeared first on Related Articles: Verisign Adds 2.65 Mil [...]

The domain name sold for $2.89 million by Travelzoo according to SEC filings. The sale price was for the domain name only and not any other assets. Following the Company’s strategic decision to focus on its global Travelzoo® brand, and SuperSearch were discontinued. So the company decided that the domain name with an … The post The domain name sold for $2.89 million by Travelzoo appeared first on Related Articles: sold for $11.7 million [...]