Icann news

  • ICANN Publishes Updated Domain Name Marketplace Indicators April 17, 2019
    LOS ANGELES – 17 April 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced publication of the first wave of the Domain Name Marketplace Indicators report, which presents statistics related to generic top-level domains (gTLDs …
  • Invitation: Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP) Discussion Group April 17, 2019
    LOS ANGELES – 17 April 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking participants for the Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP) discussion group. The NCAP discussion group, as defined by the Security and Stability …
  • ICANN Publishes Updated Domain Name Marketplace Indicators April 17, 2019
    LOS ANGELES – 17 April 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced publication of the first wave of the Domain Name Marketplace Indicators report, which presents statistics related to generic top-level domains (gTLDs …
  • Invitation: Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP) Discussion Group April 17, 2019
    LOS ANGELES – 17 April 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking participants for the Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP) discussion group. The NCAP discussion group, as defined by the Security and Stability …

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Domain Wire

  • Namecheap posts $37 million revenue in Q1 April 18, 2019
    Company’s revenue tops forecast for Q1. Privately held domain name registrar Namecheap has reported $37 million in gross revenue for Q1 2019. This represents 21% year-over-year growth and is about $3 million more than the company forecasted. Namechea …
  • Why Wix, Weebly in Squarespace exist alongside WordPress April 18, 2019
    WordPress is too much for the typical small business owner to manage. Yesterday I got yet another reminder of why managed website builder services like Wix, Weebly and Squarespace exist. I updated the plugins on one of my WordPress sites and POOF! Th …

The Domains

  • Toni.com closes at $42,500 April 18, 2019
    Back on 4/8 I wrote that Toni.com just hit GoDaddy auctions and was already at $21,000 in the first few hours. Many thought the domain would get renewed in the few days where the renewal window was open. The domain was not renewed and closed an hour …
  • The curious case of Dustie.com April 17, 2019
    This one is very interesting. So Dustie Meads posts on Namepros that’s her first name, Dustie.com sold for $450 on GoDaddy. She said she had the name listed for $20,000 for many years, not $450. The ironic part about posting on Namepros resulted in s …

Online Domain

Domain Shane

  • AUCTION RECAP OF APRIL 18, 2019 April 19, 2019
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on April 17, 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) and …
  • Cheekd.com – Doubts have only fueled me to strive even harder for success… April 19, 2019
    Lori Cheek is an architect turned entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Cheekd, a mobile dating app that makes missed connections obsolete. After working in architecture, furniture and design for 15 years, she came up with an idea that lead her into the N …

Domaining

  • Pass the #domain fruit : #Guava .com changes investor hands April 19, 2019
     DomainGang.com: Guava is a yummy tropical fruit, cultivated in many tropical and subtropical regions. The matching .com, Guava.com, just changed hands. If you thought that Guava.com was sold by a tropical fruit produce company to some advertising ag …
  • REPORTED SALES vs. UNREPORTED April 19, 2019
     TNTNames.com: Today: Google Plus Is an Example of Why Domains are Critical to Business / Where to find data on .app sales / Toni.com sold for $42,500 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the … Continue reading →

DomainIncite

  • ICANN got hacked by crypto bots April 16, 2019
    ICANN had to take down its community wiki for several hours last week after it got hacked by crypto-currency miners. The bad guys got in via one of two “critical” vulnerabilities in Confluence, the wiki software that ICANN licences from Atlassian Sys …
  • Revenue dips as Brexit whacks .eu in 2018 April 16, 2019
    .eu saw its registrations sink substantially in 2018, largely due to Brexit, which affected its revenue and profit. Registry EURid said yesterday that it was managing 3,684,750 .eu domains at the end of the year, down by 130,305 over the year. It’s . …

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

  • EURid 2018 Annual Report Published April 15, 2019
    EURid has published its annual report for 2018. 2018 was a rather mixed year for EURid. The .eu zone shrank year on year, which continues the trend of the last couple of years with end of year numbers at 3.68 million names, compared to 3.81 million t …
  • New Brexit Party Misses Out on Domain April 15, 2019
    Nigel Farage’s latest political vehicle The Brexit Party launched last week. However you’ll notice that it’s using a .org domain name. The exact match .com domain name was snapped up by a group of pro-EU campaigners: TheBrexitParty.com was registered …

Domain Investing

  • RDNH Finding on TheSun.com UDRP April 19, 2019
    Earlier in 2019, News Group Newspapers Limited filed a UDRP against TheSun.com, a seemingly generic (and quite valuable) domain name. A decision on this UDRP was made, and the three member WIPO panel ruled in favor of the domain registrant. In additi …
  • GoDaddy Should Add Price Change Warning Confirmation April 18, 2019
    When I place a bid on GoDaddy Auctions, there is a bid confirmation screen that shows me my maximum bid amount. This is helpful in the event that I made a typo in the bidding field, allowing me to confirm that I my bid is for the intended amount. Her …