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Domain Wire

  • Your Top 10 Domains August 23, 2019
    Take stock of your top Domains. On Twitter yesterday, Shane Cultra said he didn’t know why so many people keep their domain portfolio private. 2nd thought. If you are ashamed to publish your top 50 names then essentially you already know that your na …
  • Google’s .app “junk drop” hasn’t been too bad August 22, 2019
    The namespace still has 380,000 domains. Google’s .app domain name entered general availability on May 8, 2018. It immediately took off with 100,000 domains registered almost immediately and 180,000 domains under management within a couple of days. T …

The Domains

  • Startups on .tech domains raise $2B+ in VC funding August 23, 2019
    .Tech turns 4 years old this month and Radix, a sponsor here on TheDomains, sent out a press release with regards to the amount of funding raised by companies operating on a .tech. To date over $2billion has been raised in Venture Capital. 22nd Aug, …
  • Huge Domains sells Knewz.com to News Corp August 22, 2019
    So News Corp is looking to start a news aggregation service that will be both a website and a mobile app. They say they are doing this to address concerns publishers have with regards to Google and Facebook. The Wall Street Journal published an artic …

Online Domain

  • How Google lost part of the search index! August 22, 2019
    Most of the time, Google’s search engine runs properly but in April 2019 many different issues appeared at about the same time. “Our teams work hard to prevent technical issues that could affect our users who are searching the web, or webmasters whos …
  • .EU domain extension is shrinking August 20, 2019
    EURid released its 2019 Quarterly Progress Report. .EU is shrinking ending Q2 2019 with 3,623,691 domain registrations. The extension had 3,790,450 domains ending Q2 2018. But you will not find this number comparison in the report below! Q2 2019 saw …

Domain Shane

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Domaining

  • Accessibility.com closes at $52,200 August 23, 2019
     TLDInvestors.com: Accessibility.com closed a few minutes ago at $52,200 on GoDaddy auctions. The domain was registered in 2003 and apparently once sold for $10,000. You would not see that sale on Namebio but the cool thing about the new GoDaddy land …
  • #Velcro tape .com : Famous brand #domain leads to #UDRP at the #WIPO August 23, 2019
     DomainGang.com: Velcro is a famous trademark involving a series or products for fastening or tying things together. The Belgian group of companies registered Velcro.com in 1994. The matching trademark was registered in 1958, and the company is very …

DomainIncite

  • China’s MySpace trainwreck sells its gTLD August 23, 2019
    A once-hot Chinese social networking company that now sells used cars instead has offloaded its gTLD. The registry contract for .ren, the Pinyin for the Chinese “人”, meaning “people”, has been transferred from Beijing Qianxiang Wangjing Technology De …
  • Second-level .au names delayed August 21, 2019
    If you’re champing at the bit to grab yourself some second-level .au domain names, you’re going to have to wait a little longer. Australian ccTLD manager auDA said today that it is delaying the controversial release by three months, to give it more t …

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

  • ICANN’s Technical Team Hiring in Uruguay August 21, 2019
    ICANN’s “Office of the CTO”, which of course ends up being called “OCTO”, does quite a bit of technical outreach around the world. They’ve recently announced that they are expanding the team in the Latin American and Caribbean region. The new role wi …
  • ICANN Pitching Panel for SXSW August 15, 2019
    ICANN’s North American team, in conjunction with Access Now and ISOC, is trying to put together a panel for South by Southwest (SXSW) which is being held in Austin, Texas next March. The panel session being proposed is entitled: “Can we save the glob …

Domain Investing

  • Brandsight to Host Free Domain Management Webinar August 23, 2019
    Brandsight is a corporate domain name management company that works with large brands on their domain name strategy and portfolio management. I received an email from the company announcing that it would be holding a free webinar to discuss hot topic …
  • Jane.AI Rebrands as Capacity and Gets Capacity.com August 22, 2019
    I just saw a tweet from TechCrunch linking to an article announcing that a company called Capacity raised a $13.2 million in its Series B round of funding. In total, the company has raised $23.2 million in funding. The company, which was previously k …