Icann news

  • Amendment to the IANA Naming Functions Contract, Annex A January 7, 2019
    Open Date: 7 January 2019 Close Date: 18 February 2019 Originating Organization: Global Domains Division Categories/Tags: IANA Naming Function Contract, ICANN/PTI Contract Brief Overview: The purpose of this public comment proceeding is to obtain com …
  • SSAC2 Review: Final Report Available January 7, 2019
    LOS ANGELES – 7 January 2019 – Analysis Group, the independent examiner performing the second Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC2) Review, has published its final report. Read the report [PDF, 1.45 MB]. The final report includes an asses …
  • Amendment to the IANA Naming Functions Contract, Annex A January 7, 2019
    Open Date: 7 January 2019 Close Date: 18 February 2019 Originating Organization: Global Domains Division Categories/Tags: IANA Naming Function Contract, ICANN/PTI Contract Brief Overview: The purpose of this public comment proceeding is to obtain com …
  • SSAC2 Review: Final Report Available January 7, 2019
    LOS ANGELES – 7 January 2019 – Analysis Group, the independent examiner performing the second Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC2) Review, has published its final report. Read the report [PDF, 1.45 MB]. The final report includes an asses …

Domain News

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Domain Wire

  • My favorite domain names in the NamesCon auction January 16, 2019
    These are some of the most compelling names in the auction (for the price). This year’s NamesCon live domain name auction is less than two weeks away. Prebidding is already underway with many domains already at 10+ bids. Most of the names in the auct …
  • 15 end user domain sales up to $60k January 16, 2019
    A pet products company, ceramic coatings manufacturer and truck enthusiast website bought domain names this past week. This week we have end user sales from both Sedo and PerfectName.com. I’ve denoted the PerfectName sales; all others are at Sedo. Th …

The Domains

  • Sedo weekly sales led by ill.com January 15, 2019
    Sedo reported their weekly sales and ILL.com led the way at $70,000. NDVR.com a name hand regged 19 years ago sold for $40,000. 41 .com sales 14 cctld sales 7 other tld sales i-novation sold for 4,900 Euros, ($5,515). Would have loved to see those ap …
  • Manhattan.info sells for the fifth time January 12, 2019
    Manhattan.info is a name that has really been around the block. On Friday the name sold for the fifth time in 13 years. The name sold at Sedo on Friday for $7,000. The name sold for as high as $21,000 at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. back in 2007. Historical Sales …

Online Domain

Domain Shane

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Domaining

  • TheSun.com Subject of UDRP Filing January 16, 2019
     DomainInvesting.com: We are a couple of weeks in to 2019, and it looks like we have our first notable UDRP filing. A UDRP was filed against TheSun.com at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). This UDRP is WIPO Case D2019-0084. TheSun. …
  • My favorite domain names in the NamesCon auction January 16, 2019
     Domain Name Wire: These are some of the most compelling names in the auction (for the price). This year’s NamesCon live domain name auction is less than two weeks away. Prebidding is already underway with many domains already at 10+ bids. Most of th …

DomainIncite

  • Crunch Whois privacy talks kick off January 16, 2019
    ICANN volunteers are meeting this week to attempt to finalize their recommendations on the future of Whois privacy. Most members of the Expedited Policy Development Process working group have gathered in Toronto for three days of talks on what will l …
  • Another failing gTLD not paying its “onerous” dues January 15, 2019
    ICANN has sent out its first public contract breach notice of the year, and it’s going to another new gTLD registry that’s allegedly not paying its fees. The dishonor goes to Who’s Who Registry, manager of the spectacularly failing gTLD .whoswho. Acc …

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

  • Internet Society Hiring Policy Adviser for Brussels January 4, 2019
    The Internet Society is advertising a job opening on their policy team. The position, which would be based in Brussels, is as a “Policy Adviser”. Applicants will need to be qualified and experienced with candidates need to tick all the boxes on the t …
  • RIPE 78 Registration Now Open December 13, 2018
    Registration for RIPE 78 is now open.  RIPE meetings are focussed on technical issues of interest to network operators, ISPs, hosting providers and other players in the internet infrastructure space. The event will be held in Reykjavík, Iceland 20 – …

Domain Investing

  • TheSun.com Subject of UDRP Filing January 16, 2019
    We are a couple of weeks in to 2019, and it looks like we have our first notable UDRP filing. A UDRP was filed against TheSun.com at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). This UDRP is WIPO Case D2019-0084. TheSun.com has a creation dat …
  • Domain Name Sales: Publicity vs. Privacy January 16, 2019
    Some domain investors and investment companies prefer to keep their domain name purchases and sales private. Others like to share their deals publicly. Some people don’t care either way. I thought I would discuss what I see as the advantages of publi …