Icann news

  • 6The Eighth Africa Domain Name System (DNS) Forum 2020 Goes Virtual
    ISTANBUL – 6 JULY 2020 – The eighth Africa Domain Name System (DNS) Forum, which was to be held in Dakar Senegal under the auspices of Senegal Network Information Centre with the support of the government of Senegal, will now be held virtually. This …
  • 2First ICANN Managed Root Server Instance Installed in Palau
    SINGAPORE – 2 July 2020 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced the successful installation of an ICANN Managed Root Server (IMRS) instance in the Republic of Palau (Palau). The installation of the first Pala …

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Domain Wire

  • 10AIRY GreenTech tries reverse domain name hijacking
    offCompany tries (and fails) to upgrade its domain through a cybersquatting complaint. Talk about kicking someone when they’re down. AIRY GreenTech GmbH has been found to have attempted reverse domain name hijacking for the domain name Airy.com. The …
  • 10Reviewing 4-letter domains sold in June
    Kassey Lee examines potential Chinese buyers for recent four-letter domain purchases. Here are some 4-letter domains sold in June. It seems to me that lately, the sentiment regarding 4L domains is quite pessimistic. At least in China, 4L domains have …

The Domains

  • 10GoDaddy’s loss is DropCatch’s gain on EveryDayCounts.com
    Well this is a weird one, back in May I wrote about everydaycounts.com closing at auction on GoDaddy for $2,601. The domain name was at Tucows not GoDaddy. I would imagine the winner did not pay and the domain was left to expire. So now DropCatch get …
  • 9Tron moving to T.network
    Tron (TRX) is a Blockchain-based decentralized operating system based on a cryptocurrency native to the system, known as TRX. They operate on Tron.network. But yesterday they put out a release they are moving to T.network. Currently it’s redirecting …

Online Domain

  • 7Rick Schwartz shares more domain purchase prices
    Rick Schwartz shared even more of his domain name purchase prices on Twitter @domainking. Most of the domains are older acquisitions and not recent ones. #Domains & prices I paid. All .COM HelicopterCharter/s $39k Gaybar $22k CarRaces $8k ViceSqu …
  • 6Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj registers TurboTaxSucksAss.com
    Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj is one of my favorite shows. I have watched all 40 episodes of the show. It depicts everything that is wrong with the United States of America today. On his latest episode called “Why Doing Taxes Is So Hard” Hasan expose …

Domain Shane

  • 10AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 9, 2020
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on July 9, 2020. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and ma …
  • 10Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday July 10th, 2020
    There’s not doubt this fall is going to be a mess in the US. But a mess on the outside means a killer fall for online companies. Universities and schools are probably going to be the hardest hit. Not many sports, limited to no, in school education. E …

Domaining

  • 10Multitool.com : #Domain dropped years after registrant’s death
     DomainGang.com: Multitool.com is currently in a drop auction at DropCatch, and we investigated why this original 1997 registration expired and dropped. The domain was renewed in 2009 for a full 10 years – a year after the death of its registrant, De …
  • 10You’re a dumbass #domainer : RalphLauen.com
     DomainGang.com: TGIF and this is another edition of our series “You’re a dumbass domainer,” dedicated to bidders of domain auctions that are obvious trademarks. Going after a previously registered domain for its traffic, all while the trademark issu …

DomainIncite

  • 8Mucho weirdness as Google “forgets” to renew major domain
    Google has lost control of a key domain name, breaking millions of URLs used by its customers. It emerged today that the domain blogspot.in expired in May and was deleted around June 24. It was promptly re-registered via a non-ICANN registrar based i …
  • 7First deadbeat dot-brand ripped from the root
    ICANN has terminated a dot-brand gTLD contract for non-payment of fees for the first time. The unlucky recipient of the termination notice is aigo, a privately held Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer. ICANN first hit the company with a breach …

Domain Name Journal

DotSauce Magazine

  • 10Domain Inquiry Analysis: Researching Offers to Maximize Domain Sales
    Combining domain parking with domain inquiries is the ultimate combination for domain names that are not developed. The practice of parking domain names at a venue such as Sedo, Bodis or Domain Name Sales serves a dual purpose: To generate “pay per c …
  • 4How To Write Great Domain Sales Copy
    You’ve registered and acquired domain names for years, and now you decided it’s time to achieve some sales. Perhaps because your portfolio has grown fatter than Elvis in his late years, or simply to get some good money back in your pocket. You’ve lis …

Domain Name Industry News

  • 10One.com Acquires GratisDNS / Larsen Data
    It looks like the merger and acquisition activity in the hosting and domain market isn’t slowing down. Multiple European and international hosting and domain name groups have been quietly, and not so quietly, expanding via acquisitions in the last fe …
  • 9IE Domain Registration Volumes Up Dramatically
    While the economy might be suffering many of the domain name registries have been reporting their statistics for the second quarter of 2020 and most have seen increases in registrations. The move to online, as has been noted just about everywhere, ha …

Domain Investing

  • 10Airy.com UDRP: RDNH + Panel Notes Time & Funds Involved in Defense
    In May of this year, I wrote about the filing of a UDRP against the valuable Airy.com domain name. When I saw the filing, I did some cursory research, and I did not see anything that stood out to give the complainant a chance to win the UDRP. The dec …
  • 10Some Buyers Will Pay a Premium at GoDaddy
    There have been a number of times where I received a direct inquiry or offer on a domain name, and instead of doing a deal directly with my company, the buyer will purchase the domain name via GoDaddy, where I also have it listed for sale. Sometimes …