Icann news

  • Additional New gTLD Data Escrow Provider Announced December 10, 2019
    LOS ANGELES – 10 December 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that Joint Stock Company "Internet Exchange "MSK-IX" has been approved to provide data escrow services to generic top-leve …
  • ICANN Publishes Updated Domain Name Marketplace Indicators December 9, 2019
    LOS ANGELES – 9 December 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced the release of updated industry metrics as part of its Domain Name Marketplace Indicators initiative. The initiative presents statistics r …
  • Additional New gTLD Data Escrow Provider Announced December 10, 2019
    LOS ANGELES – 10 December 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that Joint Stock Company "Internet Exchange "MSK-IX" has been approved to provide data escrow services to generic top-leve …
  • ICANN Publishes Updated Domain Name Marketplace Indicators December 9, 2019
    LOS ANGELES – 9 December 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced the release of updated industry metrics as part of its Domain Name Marketplace Indicators initiative. The initiative presents statistics r …

Domain News

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Domain Wire

  • Namecheap adds cool new feature to domain search December 10, 2019
    Customers will understand more about the domain’s history. The message domain searchers get when a domain they want is taken is usually just “not available”. The customer then needs to move on. Namecheap just launched a nifty feature that adds contex …
  • Should GoDaddy acquire .Org? December 10, 2019
    Other companies should now circle .org, and GoDaddy is one of them. There’s a lot of consternation about Ethos Capital’s proposed takeover of the .org registry. It will move from a non-profit entity that’s out to help organizations to one that is pro …

The Domains

  • Sedo weekly sales led by OneHome.com December 10, 2019
    Sedo released their weekly sales and OneHome.com led the way at $70,000. Quaestor.com was second at $26,000. nutztierhaltung.de was third at 22,000 Euros, ($24,409). 35 .com sales 20 cctld sales 5 other tld sales CrowdFunded.com at $2,500 nice buy .O …
  • “Fast Transfer means Fast Transfer not Fast Payment” December 10, 2019
    Richard Dynas started a thread on Namepros about his dissatisfaction with Afternic’s Fast Transfer. Other posters pointed out that fast transfer does not = fast payment. While I always knew that, I think many forget that platforms take the risk of fr …

Online Domain

  • ICANN pretends to care while ISOC and PIR have something to hide December 10, 2019
    ICANN pretends to care Göran Marby, ICANN President & CEO and Maarten Botterman, ICANN Board Chair issued an update about .org yesterday saying that: “According to the .ORG Registry Agreement and our processes for reviewing such requests, ICANN h …
  • NamesCon Global 2020 agenda December 9, 2019
    The agenda for NamesCon Global 2020 has been announced. The Domain Economic Forum takes place from January 29 to February 1 at Austin, Texas. This is the early version of the agenda, so there are still a few details to fill in, but you’ll get a solid …

Domain Shane

  • Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday December 11th, 2019 December 11, 2019
    Yesterday I literally had to pull out a sheet of paper and map out a plan of attack for a vacation. I am taking my Mom to Hawaii for a belated 70th birthday but we’re coming from two different places. Heading home from two different places. But wante …
  • AUCTION RECAP OF DECEMBER 9, 2019 December 10, 2019
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on December 9, 2019. 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) an …

Domaining

DomainIncite

  • Kamel’s deputy gets promoted at ICANN December 10, 2019
    ICANN has promoted Mandy (Kathryn) Carver to the position of senior VP for governmental and intergovernmental engagement, replacing her late boss, Tarek Kamel. Carver has been with ICANN for 13 years and reported to Kamel, as a plain VP, for the last …
  • ICANN delays approval of .org acquisition December 10, 2019
    Ethos Capital is going to have to wait a little longer for ICANN to sign off its acquisition of .org operator Public Interest Registry. ICANN said today that it has asked PIR and the Internet Society, which currently owns the registry, for additional …

Domain Name Journal

DotSauce Magazine

  • Domain Inquiry Analysis: Researching Offers to Maximize Domain Sales September 10, 2015
    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 …
  • How To Write Great Domain Sales Copy August 4, 2015
    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

  • Namescon Release Preliminary Agenda December 7, 2019
    NamesCon global will be held in Austin, Texas from January 29th to February 1st 2020. Yesterday they released the schedule, or at least a preliminary version of it. So you can see the timetable for the various talks and sessions, though details like …
  • RIPE Hiring Managing Director December 1, 2019
    As was announced quite recently Axel Pawlik has stepped down from his role of Managing Director of RIPE NCC a role which he held for 20 years. In the last few days RIPE NCC has published the job ad. As you’d expect for a role of this nature they’re u …

Domain Investing

  • Sold for $50k, Pharmaceuticals.com in Expiry Auction December 10, 2019
    In 2015, Pharmaceuticals.com was reportedly sold for $50,000 via Flippa. The sale was reported by TheDomains.com and other domain investment publications. Despite being acquired for $50,000, the Pharmaceuticals.com domain name is in expiry status at …
  • Domain Graduate Acquired by Epik December 9, 2019
    A little over ten years ago, Sean Stafford launched Domain Graduate, an educational resource to help people learn about the business of domain investing. I recall it being filled with good information that would be helpful to newcomers to learn about …