Icann news

  • SSAC2 Review Survey Available for Community Input April 19, 2018
    LOS ANGELES – 19 April 2018 – Analysis Group, the independent examiner conducting the second review of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC2), has published a survey for community input. The aim of the survey is to collect input from t …
  • Attention Domain Name System: Your 30-Year Scheduled Maintenance Is Overdue! April 17, 2018
    LOS ANGELES – 17 April 2018 – The Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is pleased to announce that the ICANN Domain Name System (DNS) Symposium (IDS 2018) will be held Friday, …

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Domain Wire

  • GoDaddy is closing an expired domain “loophole” April 20, 2018
    Last second backorders will no longer circumvent closeout process. Auctions for expired domain names at GoDaddy can get competitive. With no backorders required, domain names can go from $0 to hundreds of dollars even when no bids are placed until th …
  • .App domains are off to a strong start with brands April 19, 2018
    Over 2,000 .app domains have been registered during sunrise. If sunrise is any indication, Google’s .app domain name is going to shoot out of the gates. Sunrise began March 29 and there are already 2,225 names in the zone file. During sunrise, only t …

The Domains

  • iPets.com sells for $12,777 only $62,223 less than a decade ago April 21, 2018
    The domain name iPets.com closed at $12,777 on NameJet on Friday. This was the top close across all platforms on Friday according to Namebio. While some might think wow nice price! The domain actually sold for much more back in 2008. iPets.com sold f …
  • Does GoDaddy have too much power? April 20, 2018
    It seems more and more domain owners are rebelling against the GoDaddy monopoly. Huge Domains also appears to be in the crosshairs of more angry domainers. Over the last week three threads on Namepros have popped up that deal with different levels of …

Online Domain

Domain Shane

  • AUCTION RECAP OF APRIL 21, 2018 April 22, 2018
    A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on April 21, 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 nam …
  • Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday April 22nd, 2018 April 22, 2018
    Yesterday was a tough day.  I joked about the ButterRum Lifesavers and gum and my running.  Some said it was bad for me and I boasted that I was doing just fine.  But ironically I had a little not fine moment.  I was talking to a customer when I star …

Domaining

  • Everyone Needs A Domain… April 22, 2018
     TNTNames.com: Today: The dropped vowel branding trend / How to transfer out a domain won in an expired auction/off triggers 60-day lock / Is this really a Trademark issue? / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye … Continue readin …
  • #DropCatch : Are you bidding on the dropped #domain TLDs.com ? April 22, 2018
     DomainGang.com: The unthinkable happened: the four letter domain TLDs.com dropped, and it’s being auctioned at DropCatch, currently. Before its new incarnation, TLDs.com was registered in 1998 and was forwarded to Pacnames.com for more than a decade …

DomainIncite

  • I just bought a new gTLD registry’s domain for $10 April 18, 2018
    Are .fan and .fans the latest new gTLDs to go out of business? It certainly looks that way. ICANN has hit the registry with a breach notice for unpaid dues and stripped it of its registrar accreditation. In addition, its web sites no longer appear fu …
  • Child abuse becoming big problem for new gTLDs April 18, 2018
    There were 3,791 domain names used to host child sexual abuse imagery in 2017, up 57%, according to the latest annual report from the Internet Watch Foundation. While .com was the by far the worst TLD for such material in terms of URLs, over a quarte …

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 Web Awards to Launch Next Week April 12, 2018
    The EURid .eu Web Awards will take place again this year. 2018 will be the 5th year that the awards are being held. As in previous years the awards are open to registrants of .eu domain names that have developed products and services on a .eu website …
  • Nominet GDPR Consultation Closes Tomorrow April 3, 2018
    Nominet, the registry for .uk, is conducting a consultation on how it will handle whois data once GDPR comes into force. It’s worth noted that the consultation is only related to the *.uk namespace and is not about any of the gTLD registries on the N …

Domain Investing

  • Buyer of Vacation.Rentals Does AMA April 21, 2018
    Donuts reported that it sold the Vacation.Rentals domain name for $500,300 in an all-cash deal. This sale was reportedly the largest new gTLD domain name sale to date. It was the second reported $500,000+ sale of a new gTLD domain name reported by Do …
  • McHale Performance Upgrades to McHale.com via GoDaddy Auctions April 20, 2018
    GoDaddy Auctions, NameJet, and DropCatch.com are domain name expiry auction platforms that primarily cater to domain investors. These platforms are all open to the public, but I would imagine the vast majority of participants are investors seeking to …