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Uniregistry staged a takeover of our weekly domain sales charts after releasing millions of dollars worth of previously unreported sales this week. [...]

Merge! - the new multi-pronged mega show from Jothan Frakes and Ray Dillman Neu is almost here - but discounted rooms will be gone after Friday. [...]

Verisign has released their latest quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief. The number of domains on the web grew by nearly 7 million over the past year. [...]

The ccTLDs got a new 2017 King of The Hill this week after Sedo announced the $238,000 sale of a German country code domain. [...]

Hurricane Irma left a path of destruction across Florida this week. Some of the worst damage within our industry occurred at the .CLUB headquarters building. [...]

We are in for a rocky ride this weekend. Hurricane Irma is on the way and she will not be pleasant to deal with. We expect to be absent for a few days while we ride out the storm. [...]

Yet another big 3-letter .com sale tops this week's domain sales report. We also saw the second biggest ccTLD sale of the year to date. [...]

Like DomainSherpa Founder Michael Cyger's other Facebook friends, I was surprised to see a post from Michael this morning announcing his retirement form domain name publishing. [...]

The many victims of Hurricane Harvey included NamePros Admin Eric Lyon and his family who lost virtually everything but the clothes on their backs. [...]

Do you think you know all of the basics about the Internet? How does your knowledge stack up against the man on the street. PIR has the answers. [...]

After debuting in Spain last year the Brands & Domains conference returns in October in a new location - The Hague, Netherlands. We have details on the event for .brand fans. [...]

The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. 3-Letter .coms again led the way. Four ccTLDs and three Non .com gTLDs also made the week's Top 20. [...]

Farsight Security, a fast growing cybersecurity innovator, has gotten stronger by adding domain industry veterans Alexa Raad and Ken Hansen to their leadership team. [...]

New gTLD registry operator Radix continues to come up with new ways to promote their 9 domain extensions. The latest is a $30,00 web design contest. [...]

Cryptocurrencies are all the rage these days and their popularity has created a run on domain names related to them. One of those leads this week's sale chart. [...]

Domain brokerage and consultancy GGRG.com has released their latest free report on short .com sales and development with a new category added to the mix. [...]

The debut edition of NameSummit ended Tuesday in New York City. We have all of the closing day photos and highlights for you. [...]

The opening day of the inaugural NameSummit digital branding conference is in the books. We have all of the photos & highlights from a busy Monday in New York City. [...]

The inaugural edition of the newest conference on the industry show circuit, NameSummit, got underway this morning. We have some early photos from the show and its co-star - NYC! [...]

With constant changes in the domain industry it is not easy to succeed. Some say the industry's heyday may be behind it but opportunities are still out there. [...]

After seeing non .com domains top our weekly Top 20 Chart the past two weeks in a row the .coms regained control this week, taking 18 of the 20 chart positions. [...]

The 1st NameSummit coming to New York City next week is called a "digital branding conference" but the importance of domains will be the most consistent message. [...]

A new gTLD devoted to one of America's greatest cities - .boston - is about to debut. MMX's Victor Pitts gives us a sneak preview. [...]

For the second week in a row our all extension Top 20 Domain Sales Chart is led by a non .com domain - actually TWO of them - both Canadian .CA domains. [...]

We just got a major update on the new MERGE! conference coming to Orlando in October. The show organizers have been very busy since we last checked in with them. [...]

Most domain pros know what kind of price ranges different kinds of domain names fall into but most buyers have no idea. Name Ninja's Bill Sweetman wants to change that. [...]

Verisign released their latest quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief this week. Total registrations again reached a new high but the rate of growth slowed down. [...]

It is a rare week when .coms don't dominate the top of our weekly all extension Top 20 Domain Sales Chart. This was one of those weeks. [...]

A serial entrepreneur with domain industry roots is taking on Google (again) with a totally new kind of search engine that launches next week. [...]

A global marketing & advertising whiz favored by celebrities and Fortune 100 companies has launched his latest venture on a new gTLD. [...]

A lower starting price is a bet on higher sell-through rates. NameJet is lowering the starting bid prices on a number of direct-transfer expiring domain names. These are the domains that are registered at partner registrars and don’t go through the full pending delete cycle. Domains from Tucows (which owns half of NameJet) will be […] The post Why lower prices at NameJet might mean more money for everyone appeared first on Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Website Stuff. [...]

Services that make it easy to create landing pages across multiple domains need to implement SSL. Next month is the deadline for most sites to move to https with an SSL certificate. At that point, Google’s Chrome browser will give a “not secure” warning when someone visits a page with any type of form. This […] The post SSL comes to landing page tools, but at a price appeared first on Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Website Stuff. [...]

If you don’t, you could be on the receiving end of a UDRP. Mike Mann just lost a UDRP. That’s what the record will show, anyway. But he actually sold the domain in the UDRP, WashingtonJournal.com, for $75,000 earlier this year. The new owner didn’t update the Whois record. C-SPAN filed a complaint against the […] The post Make sure your contact info is updated when you sell a domain appeared first on Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Website Stuff. [...]

BMW, a gaming company, and a deals site bought domain names over the past week. It was a frustrating week to uncover end user domain name sales at Sedo because many of the buyers are using Whois privacy. Still, I was able to figure out the (likely) buyer of WomenInc.com at $25,000 after sleuthing around. […] The post What domains BMW and other end users bought last week appeared first on Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Website Stuff. [...]

Man held former company’s name for ransom and redirected it to porn site. An Arizona man has been sentenced for redirecting his former company’s domain name to a porn site. Travis Tso worked for an IT company in Phoenix. In 2011 he renewed an account for the company with GoDaddy. Fast forward to 2015, when […] The post Man sentenced for hijacking company’s domain name and demanding $10,000 appeared first on Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Website Stuff. [...]

Reading a story on BBC.com and  it looks like The Daily Stormer has currently found a home in Iceland. The article noted the following: Iceland has some of the world’s most stringent free speech protection and privacy laws, a point stressed by one of the latest stories on The Daily Stormer site. As a furore […] The post The Daily Stormer moves to Iceland appeared first on TheDomains.com. [...]

A company operating on a .xyz has raised $200 million according to Bloomberg. A venture fund started by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology called The Engine has financed its first seven companies after raising $200 million from investors.  The selected companies are working in fields such as aerospace, advanced materials, genetic engineering and renewable energy, […] The post Engine.xyz raises $200 million appeared first on TheDomains.com. [...]

Sedo released their weekly sales and WomenInc.com was the top sale at $25,000. ShoppingCarts.com sold for $12,000. WPHQ.com sold for $8,000 I read it immediately as WordPress Headquarters. Currently it’s just a wordpress blog with the Hello World test post. 41 .com names sold this week, a little light, there were only 11 cctld sales […] The post Sedo weekly sales led by WomenInc.com appeared first on TheDomains.com. [...]

Uniregistry put out a press release that breaks down the first 8 months of 2017. The company is having a solid year with over $29 million in sales on their marketplace. The number of transactions increased by more than 24% over the same time period in 2016. Average sale prices since 2011 have seen steady […] The post Uniregistry has sold 3617 domains totaling more than 29,000,000 USD in the first 8 months of 2017 appeared first on TheDomains.com. [...]

Today we received a Press release proudly announcing that over 150 Brands registered a .Boston new gTLD domain in the Sunrise period which was opened to trademark holders and certain rights holders in Boston. The PR has a subtitle “Strong pace with .BOSTON domains! – More than 150 brands getting ready with their .BOSTON web […] The post .Boston Domain Extension Off To Slow Start With Just 170 Domains Registered in Sunrise appeared first on TheDomains.com. [...]

Like all of your favorite television shows, the time comes to say goodbye and go off the air.It's that time for Michael Cyger and DomainSherpa. [...]

Rod Atkinson posted a "looking for Russian speaker" on NamePros and built a friendship with another member who helped with a domain name purchase.Later, that friendship paid major dividends when he came across another interesting domain name.Learn how Atkinson purchased a major insurance domain name in Russian for only $711 that turned into a $62,000 sale through an Efty for-sale landing page inquiry.And hear how Atkinson responded to the buyer's "strong-hand" negotiatio [...]

Whenever I hear of domain names being stolen, I reach out to the investor to express my support and to determine if they figured out how it was stolen. Because with that knowledge, you can prevent a theft the next time.But each time I reach out, I'm disappointed to learn that they have no idea how it was stolen...until today.We're going to learn exactly how the KZRA.com domain name was stolen – because the hacker told the owners how he did it – and what you can do to protect your domai [...]

What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names?In this show:• We learn what the Sherpas bought or sold recently: Entitle.com, TX.io, IndianaBrick.com• An investor's portfolio is appraised: XMAS.io, UberX.com, OffshoreIBC.com...• Get your bids in soon for GameFan.com, SkyHub.com, XEnergy.com...• Plus, much more!We're joined by Andrew Rosener, Mike Carson and Shane Cultra. [...]

2nd Quarter 2017 Report: 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. [...]

Richard Dynas did his research and purchased a domain name for 40 percent of what he thought was a realistic retail sales price.But after a couple of failed attempts to sell the domain name, he focused his energy on outbound marketing, and – with a little bit of luck – he found the "highest and best use case" business for his domain name.By focusing on outbound marketing, Dynas maximized his return: a cool $146,000 on a $4,000 investment. [...]

What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names?In this show:• We learn what the Sherpas bought or sold recently: Vape.io, ScreenSaver.com, Etherium2.com• An investor's portfolio is appraised: SelfDriving.com, DriverlessCar.com, AutonomousCar.com......• Get your bids in soon for FlyPaper.com, BrainPlug.com, SnapTrap.com...• Plus, much more!We're joined by Ammar Kubba, Frank Schilling and Shane Cultra. [...]

What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names?In this show:• We discuss the recent shill bidding situation at NameJet, and whether it's a safe place to buy and sell domain names• We learn what the Sherpas bought or sold recently: POVG.com, EasyAngle.com, Uncomfortable.com• An investor's portfolio is appraised and some tough love (and great constructive advice) is given...• Get your bids in soon for SoundTech.com, Starcross.com, VapeGuide.com...• Plus, much [...]

Today's show features an investor who was less than a year into investing when he picked up a killer keyword that perfectly matched the .io TLD.And he knew it because the offers came in fast during his first few months of ownership.Listen in as he shares the entire process he went through to flip the name – from buying, to offering for sale, to fielding offers, to negotiating and closing the sale. [...]

What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names?In this show:• We learn what the Sherpas bought or sold recently: UIQ.com, KidsApprove.com, DustPan.com• An investor's portfolio is appraised: Ocho.ca, Investigations.in, WomanWoman.com...• Get your bids in soon for Housecall.com, FreshCuts.com, SkyStream.com...• Plus, much more!We're joined by Andrew Rosener, Josh Eisenhower and Shane Cultra. [...]

Mike Robertson is returning to Fabulous, the Australian domain name registrar, after nearly 7 years. Mike will be permanently joining the Fabulous team in mid/late October 2017 at which time more news about Fabulous may come out. The news came from an email Fabulous sent out to customers today: “As you may be aware, there … The post Mike Robertson returns to Fabulous! appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related Articles: Fabulous PPC reporting moving to Actual Earn Dynadot, Above, Hexonet & [...]

These are the top domain name articles from August 2017. August was a good month for OnlineDomain.com in terms of views, even better than July. Also more than 200 comments were made by readers. OnlineDomain.com celebrated its 5 year anniversary in July: OnlineDomain.com, a domain blog 5 years later… The most popular articles were about a Namejet … The post Top 10 domain articles in August 2017: Namejet, Andrew Rosener, Uniregistry, Rick Schwartz, Mike Mann, DropCatch appeared first on OnlineDoma [...]

It seems that a few of the domains that were in the 3 .NYC auctions in the past year were not paid for. I got a tip that the highest selling domain name from the 3 auctions, Fashion.nyc, that sold for $37,000 was never paid for. So I did a little research and found that … The post Fashion.nyc that sold in a domain auction for $37,000 was never paid for appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related Articles: Fashion .NYC domain auctions end tomorrow and bids are disappointing .NYC to auction 24 fas [...]

Uniregistry Market announced today that it has sold 3617 domains totaling more than 29,000,000 USD in the first 8 months of 2017. In 2017 the average prices dropped marginally for the first time ever to $8,017 USD per domain down from $9,110 USD. But the number of transactions increased by more than 24% over the … The post And the profit from selling 29 Million worth of domains in 2017 for Uniregistry has been??? appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related Articles: Minds + Machines Report: £2,9 [...]

Rick Schwartz, the Domain King, is constantly buying but also dropping domain names all the time. He shared a list of his purchases and also tweeted today that he dropped 100 domains from 1997 saving him $8,000: “I dropped about 100 #Domains that I have had frm 1997 & don’t see it having value. $8000 … The post Rick Schwartz is buying AND dropping domain names all the time! appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related Articles: Complaint filed for Rick Schwartz’s domain name Queen.com (Rick a [...]

Verisign released the top 10 trending keywords in .com and .net in Q2 2017. .COM .NET 1. coin coin 2. crypto fashion 3. jumbo tube 4. fidget crypto 5. spinner viral 6. smiles soccer 7. rates fidget 8. purchase football 9. dentists library 10. financing yesterday Verisign publishes a monthly report highlighting domain name registration … The post Top 10 Trending Keywords in .com and .net in Q2 2017: coin, crypto, fidget spinner appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related Articles: Trending domain [...]

It seems that 2017 is a tough year for Uniregistry. Many people have left the company. It is not clear if these departures have been lay-offs or resignations. Or if this is normal for Uniregistry although a few people have said it is not. 2 comments left at my article about GoDaddy that has stopped … The post Trouble in paradise? Uniregistry staff departures continue! appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related Articles: Too little, too late: Uniregistry will offer price protection on 9 domain e [...]

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), today announced that approximately 1.3 million domain name registrations were added to the internet in the second quarter of 2017, bringing the total number of domain name registrations to approximately 331.9 million across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of June 30, 2017. The increase of approximately 1.3 million domain name registrations … The post Internet grows to 331.9 million domain name registrations in Q2 of 2017 appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related [...]

Rick Schwartz talked about his 2017 domain name purchases on Twitter. Rick Schwartz said: “So far in 2017 I invested in 49 #Domains Total of $44k. Average $895 per #domain. (Plus Hand Regs)” I asked Rick about his hand registrations and he told me he also hand registered about 150 domain names. So that is … The post Rick Schwartz has bought about 200 domains in 2017 appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related Articles: Top 10 domain articles in April 2017: Rick Schwartz, Namejet, Mike Mann and D [...]

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of August 2017 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. There are a few common keyword in the .com and .net lists: bit, block, chain, houston, harvey. My experience shows that only 2 or 3 thousand domain registrations … The post Trending domain name keywords: crypto, bit, block chain, houston, harvey appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related Articles: Trending domain name keywords: bit coin, c [...]

Plan Bee LLC, the company operating the .build top-level domain, has been suspended in California. The Beverly Hills based company has been suspended by the California Secretary of State AND the Franchise Tax Board. The double suspension was caused by the company’s failure to file the required Statement of Information at the California Secretary of State … The post .Build registry (Plan Bee LLC) has been suspended in California (can’t conduct business) appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related [...]

The domain HeidiPowell.com has been taken (or will be taken soon) from grandma Heidi Powell and will be sold (or has been sold) according to a court order for $20,000 to trainer Heidi Powell. The motion for a temporary restraining order/stay pending appeal has been denied as of September 11, 2017. This is what grandma … The post The domain HeidiPowell.com has been taken from grandma Heidi Powell appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related Articles: Trainer Heidi Powell loses cybersquatting claim [...]

In the devastating wake of Hurricane Irma the Fort Lauderdale, Florida based headquarters of .CLUB Domains, LLC sustained extensive damage. The destructive wrath of Irma tore off a vast portion of the building’s roof destroying most all of the contents within. “Literally, it looks like a bomb went off. I couldn’t believe the damage. It’s … The post .CLUB domains headquarters hit by hurricane Irma appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related Articles: South Florida Business Journal Features .Club [...]

This is one of the days that I read some news that I am not even that interested in only to read something that makes me go: “You have to be kidding me!”. So I read today on Domain Name Wire that Topcoin plans ICO with goal of being loyalty program for digital goods. I … The post Read here about the Topcoin CEO George Minardos before you invest in the ICO appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related Articles: Campaign to boycott the .Build New gTLD Fake Trademarks Stealing Generic Domains In New [...]

It’s been close to a year since Escrow.com introduced the Know Your Customer (KYC) Verification process to all Buyers, Sellers and Brokers. The process has not been all roses but it seems to be working now. Escrow.com believes that this verification requirement has helped make its platform that much more secure and overall, more transactions … The post Updates on Escrow.com’s Know Your Customer (KYC) Verification process appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related Articles: Escrow.com offers cha [...]

The plans for Undeveloped to become a wholly owned subsidiary of Seattle-Based Epik Holdings, Inc. will not happen. The 4 million Euro acquisition was announced in March 2017 but never materialized. The companies have decided that rather than merge Undeveloped into Epik Holdings, both companies can operate more efficiently if the companies remain distinct. The … The post The Undeveloped.com acquisition by Epik will not happen appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related Articles: Epik hires Josep [...]

Eric Lyon was hit by the Harvey hurricane flooding and the domain name industry stepped up. There have been $16,060 raised so far for Eric Lyon and his family from 143 people in 7 days. The initial goal was $15,000. You can still donate here. That is a small amount to help Eric and his … The post The Eric Lyon fundraiser has raised $16,060 so far appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related Articles: Eric Lyon from Namepros needs help Top Level Domain Holdings (Minds+Machines) Report: 92 gTLD app [...]

A tweet sent today by @DomainSherpa said that Michael Cyger is retiring from publishing in the domain name industry. “I’m retiring from publishing in the domain name industry,” says @MichaelCyger @DomainSherpa http://www.domainsherpa.com/farewell  #domains” The tweet had this image: Does this mean that Michael Cyger will not be publishing the DomainSherpa.com videos or something else too? … The post Is Michael Cyger retiring from publishing DomainSherpa videos? appeared first on OnlineDomain.com [...]

Namejet released it’s August 2017 domain name auctions report that includes mostly 1 and 2 word .com domains and a few numerics. Namejet sold 65 (92 domains in July) domains in August for a total of $332,995 ($613,601 in July). Namejet only reports domains that were sold for $2,000 or more. Of course most of … The post Namejet sold 65 domains for $332,995 in August (ditan .com, emojis .com, stylists .com) appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related Articles: Namejet sold 92 domains for $613,601 [...]

A comment left by a reader claims that a small but important detail in the bankruptcy law could have helped Grandma Heidi Powell keep her rightfully owned domain name. Is it possible that Heidi Powell is going to lose her domain name because of bad representation? On one of the latest updates in August Heidi … The post Is Heidi Powell going to lose her domain name because of bad representation? appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related Articles: Did GoDaddy really cost Heidi Powell her domain [...]

Rick Schwartz, the Domain King, was on the latest episode of Startup podcast. The episode is called The Domain King (Season 6, Episode 1) and it is about “Why the dot com still reigns supreme.”. The podcast starts with Rick Schwartz telling his story, how he started with 1-800 numbers and then how he moved … The post Rick Schwartz and Frank Schilling on Startup podcast appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related Articles: Complaint filed for Rick Schwartz’s domain name Queen.com (Rick aims for R [...]

The latest update on the HeidiPowell.com domain name case is that the motion for a stay by Grandma Heidi was denied on the August 30. “I’m sad to report that the same judge who decided to sell her my name has denied our motion to obtain a Stay. A stay would have stopped the sale … The post Did GoDaddy really cost Heidi Powell her domain name at court? appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related Articles: Trainer Heidi Powell loses cybersquatting claim (still tries to steal the domain HeidiPowell [...]

NameSilo, a U.S.-based domain registrar, announced that it has surpassed 1 million active domains registered by its customers following 7 consecutive years of growth. This puts NameSilo in the top 1% (top 30 registrars) of the nearly 3,000 ICANN accredited registrars in the world with a domain increase of over 35% in just the last … The post Namesilo reaches 1 million domain names under management appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related Articles: Domain Registrar NameSilo Now Accepting Bitco [...]

.vip, .club, .shop and .ltd are the first 4 domain name extensions to receive approval by the Beijing Communications Administration. .VIP is an MMX extenstion, .Shop is managed by GMO Registry, Inc. and .ltd is owned by Donuts. In December 2016, .vip, .club and .xyz were the first three foreign registries to receive central government … The post .vip, .club, .shop and .ltd domain name extensions get Beijing approval appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related Articles: .Shop and .Site extensions [...]

Efty added today an additional 22 categories, bringing the total number of categories and matching For-Sale landing pages to 46. When Efty launched it had a list of categories users could assign to their domains and to list them under on their marketplace sites.  The list was based on a wide range of categories Efty sourced from … The post Efty adds 22 new marketplace categories and matching For-Sale landing pages appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related Articles: Efty Adds 3 New Domain For-S [...]

Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org, .ngo and .ong domains, debuted the findings of its first Internet 101 Survey, a study testing basic internet knowledge among U.S. internet users of all ages and backgrounds. The results underscore the need for widespread internet education among users and spotlight critical issues from net neutrality … The post It’s official, people know very little about the internet and domain names appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related A [...]

I don’t know much about the Harvey hurricane flooding but I do know that Eric Lyon needs our help. He has probably lost his house, vehicles and everything else including furniture, electronics, etc. There is a GoFundMe fundraiser where you can donate money to help Eric and his family: https://www.gofundme.com/eric-lyon-fund Eric Lyon has written a … The post Eric Lyon from Namepros needs help appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related Articles: Eric Ludwick (What Box) with the fake trademarks i [...]

Whoisology is adding a few new features apart from continuing to update its domain name whois data. Whoisology now has over a billion domain name whois records. The biggest addition is the long-requested bulk whois report. They have also added filters, charts and a few other tricks to your search results. Bulk Whois lets you … The post Whoisology is adding new features appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related Articles: Flippa Makes It Easier To Search For Letter/Number Patterns In Domains Who [...]

Owner information has stopped appearing on .io, .ac and .sh domain name whois and people have started complaining about this change. It all started in April 2017 when Afilias won the contract to run the backend registry services for a number of country code domain extensions: .io, .ac and .sh. The new contract meant that all … The post Owner information will not show up on .io, .ac and .sh domain name whois appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related Articles: .org whois server changes from PIR [...]

Last week I wrote how Efty made it’s domain name selling landing pages a lot faster. Efty sent out a tweet today saying that August was an all time high month for Efty in terms of confirmed domain name inquiries: “August usually is a slow month for domain name sales but at Efty we’ve been seeing … The post Efty’s landing pages tweaks lead to 30%+ more domain name inquiries appeared first on OnlineDomain.com. Related Articles: Efty Launches New For-Sale Landing Pages Efty Adds 3 New Domain For-Sa [...]