Icann news

  • Webinar: Proposed Updates to Draft Operating Standards September 19, 2018
    LOS ANGELES – 19 September 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) invites the community to attend one of two webinars. The purpose of these webinars is to highlight proposed updates to the draft Operating Standards in …
  • Data Protection/Privacy Update Webinar Scheduled for 26 September 2018 September 13, 2018
    LOS ANGELES – 13 September 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that it will hold a webinar on 26 September 2018 from 15:00 to 16:00 UTC to provide an update on recent ICANN data protection/privacy ac …
  • Webinar: Proposed Updates to Draft Operating Standards September 19, 2018
    LOS ANGELES – 19 September 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) invites the community to attend one of two webinars. The purpose of these webinars is to highlight proposed updates to the draft Operating Standards in …
  • German Appellate Court Rules on ICANN Request to Preserve WHOIS Data September 17, 2018
    LOS ANGELES – 17 September 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced a German High Court has ruled against ICANN's plea to reconsider the Court's own decision. ICANN has been pursuing a prelimina …

Domain News

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Domain Wire

  • Only.com? Not quite. September 21, 2018
    A confusing logo led me to the wrong domain name. I was watching a Cardinals baseball game recently and saw an interesting advertisement behind home plate (see image above). What’s the domain name being promoted here? Having never heard of this compa …
  • IP Blockchain company Cognate picked up by GoDaddy September 20, 2018
    GoDaddy takes on Cognate team. Cognate, a trademark-in-the-blockchain company, is joining GoDaddy. I interviewed Cognate founder Bennet Collen on the DNW Podcast last year and he explained how the company uses blockchain to record proof-of-use of tra …

The Domains

  • 636.cc comes back down to earth as GoDaddy wipes out some bids September 19, 2018
    A few days ago I posted about 636.cc hitting the auction block and immediately taking off to $30,000. Well it looks like GoDaddy went in and wiped out a lot of bids from 9/15 and the price was back down to $1,175. The name is now up to $5,100 with a …
  • L.A. based Marijuana magazine lets domain expire sells for $10,500 September 19, 2018
    The 420 Times allowed it’s domain to expire and it closed at $10,500 on GoDaddy auctions on Tuesday. From the Huffington Post, THE 420 TIMES is a Los Angeles homegrown medical marijuana and natural healing magazine, distributed throughout Southern Ca …

Online Domain

Domain Shane

  • AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 September 21, 2018
    A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 20, 2018. 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 …
  • Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday September 21st , 2018 September 21, 2018
      I have some news for you.  Dot APP is no better or worse than any other new TLD.  OK it may be a little better than some but it’s still not a very smart way for a domain investor to try and make money.  Dot app makes no sense to me as an investment …

Domaining

  • ButterflyLabs.com sold for $9,100 September 21, 2018
     TNTNames.com: Today: Using a “sleeper”email address when trying to acquire a Domain via Email / Quantum related domains.. showcase, sales, talk, etc. / Official .WTF Showcase and Discussion Thread / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught …
  • The .com/.net uptime is almost 20 years! (video) September 21, 2018
     OnlineDomain.com: Verisign made an interesting video on how the Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure works. It is mostly directed to a novice level but it is quite interesting to watch. It is meant to be a Verisign marketing video as you can tell …

DomainIncite

  • Afilias gets Guinness record for .au migration September 18, 2018
    Afilias has got its recent takeover of .au recognized by Guinness as an official world record. The company was given the title of “Largest Migration of an Internet Top-Level Domain in a Single Transition” at an event in New York today, according to a …
  • KSK vote was NOT unanimous September 18, 2018
    ICANN’s board of directors on Sunday voted to approve the forthcoming security key change at the DNS root, but there was some dissent. Director Avri Doria, a Nominating Committee appointee, said today that she provided the lone vote against the DNSSE …

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

  • IGF 2018 Paris Registration Open August 27, 2018
    Registration for the 2018 IGF has opened. The event, which is organised under the auspices of the UN, will take place in Paris from November 12 – 14 2018. Registration is free and if you are planning on attending you will need to register by November …
  • Domaining Americas to be Held in Rio August 16, 2018
    Domaining Americas will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, over the weekend of October 6th and 7th. The event will be focussed on domains in the Latin American and Caribbean region, so probably more on country codes than gTLDs. It’s the first big dom …

Domain Investing

  • Daily Poll: Is Apple’s Use of a .Apple Domain Name a Big Moment? September 21, 2018
    Apple is using one of its .Apple domain names to market its newest line of iPhones. I am sure some people, especially those with a vested interest in the new gTLD program, will look at this as a big moment in the short history of the new extensions. …
  • Apple Marketing New iPhones on a .Apple Domain Name September 21, 2018
    Apple is now using its .Apple domain name extension in a meaningful way. According to an article written by Benjamin Mayo in 9to5Mac, Apple is using Experience.Apple as a marketing tool for its new line of iPhones, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Fr …