Must read: Chick-fil-A Spends About $100,000 On 8 .Restaurant Domain Names

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newgtldChick-fil-A, the American fast food restaurant chain, bought 8 new .restaurant domain names costing thousands of dollars each. Waste of money, if you ask me.

.Restaurant, a New gTLD launched by Donuts, is out of the Early Access Program (EAP)* pricing and into the real (regular fee) general availability today the Wednesday the 12th of November.

Sunrise registration period, the period reserved for trademark holders, for .restaurant ended on November 1st and the EAP started on the 5th of November.

Chick-fil-A didn’t use any of its trademarks to buy domain names in the sunrise period. Instead it waited Continue reading

Daily Domain Sales (11-21-2014): EMH.com 15,000 EUR, Yucui.com $5,101, XmasGift.com $3,011

dailyDonuts predicts that renewal rate for its New gTLDs will be greater than 80%. Check the poll below and see what you think.

Trademark Clearinghouse released its latest stats: 1,181 marks have already expired & 848 marks are not verified.

Heritage Auctions is now accepting premium domains for the exclusive February auction that will only have 20 domains.

In the meantime .NYC announced its Landrush results: $1.2M+ Revenue, 10,506 Domains Sold, 145 domains sold for $1,000-$9,999 and 10 domains sold for $10,000+.

Here is my latest poll with over 380 votes so far: “Are You Renewing Your New gTLD Domains?“. You can vote here if you want:

How Many Of Your New gTLD Domains Will You Renew?
100%: I love my New gTLDs!
I will only renew some non-premium domains
I will renew the best I have (>50%)
I will renew the best I have (<50%)
0%: I will drop them all
I don\'t have any!
View Result

 

Click here to see domain sale reports from the past week.

Here are yesterday’s domain sales and auctions from Sedo, Namejet, Snapnames, Go Daddy, Drop Catch and Flippa: Continue reading

Daily Domain Sales (11-20-2014): Bohai.com $29,022, HempUSA.com $4,000, PartyWorks.com $2,169

dailyDonuts predicts that renewal rate for its New gTLDs will be greater than 80%. Check the poll below and see what you think.

Trademark Clearinghouse released its latest stats: 1,181 marks have already expired & 848 marks are not verified.

Heritage Auctions is now accepting premium domains for the exclusive February auction that will only have 20 domains.

In the meantime .NYC announced its Landrush results: $1.2M+ Revenue, 10,506 Domains Sold, 145 domains sold for $1,000-$9,999 and 10 domains sold for $10,000+.

Here is my latest poll with over 380 votes so far: “Are You Renewing Your New gTLD Domains?“. You can vote here if you want:

How Many Of Your New gTLD Domains Will You Renew?
100%: I love my New gTLDs!
I will only renew some non-premium domains
I will renew the best I have (>50%)
I will renew the best I have (<50%)
0%: I will drop them all
I don\'t have any!
View Result

 

Click here to see domain sale reports from the past week.

Here are yesterday’s domain sales and auctions from Sedo, Namejet, Snapnames, Go Daddy, Drop Catch and Flippa: Continue reading

Donuts Predicts A Renewal Rate Of Greater Than 80% For Its New gTLDs

donutsPaul Stahura, founder and CEO Donuts Inc., wrote an article on CircleID about the upcoming New gTLDs renewals.

Shahura said that he conservatively predicts an initial renewal rate of greater than Continue reading

GMO Internet Rebrands As Z.com Buying The Domain For $6.8 Million

z-comGMO Internet Group, Japan’s leading provider of Internet services, today announced plans to unify its global strategy under the brand name, Z.com.

GMO has acquired the domain name ‘www.z.com’ for a reported Continue reading

.EU Web Awards Revealed (museums.eu, eutraining.eu, cleveron.eu)

eu-awardsThe .eu Awards Ceremony took place on the 19th of November at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels where 130 guests (including representatives of the nominees and their respective registrars) congregated to see six .eu domain name holders presented with a prestigious award and a media package worth 5 000 EUR for their outstanding .eu websites.

The event, hosted by Irish presenter Conor McNally, followed the launch of an online competition which ran from 23 June until 5 September 2014 and saw well over 100 websites Continue reading

Daily Domain Sales (11-19-2014): RIN.com $35,000, Tangibles.com $11,750

dailyTrademark Clearinghouse released its latest stats: 1,181 marks have already expired & 848 marks are not verified.

Heritage Auctions is now accepting premium domains for the exclusive February auction that will only have 20 domains.

I don’t know if you heard but world.estate was sold by Nokta for $35,000. The domain is not even a premium. It has a regular renewal price.

DomainHoldings.com sold luxury.estate back in June for $50,000. I am sure glad I have e.estate.

In the meantime .NYC announced its Landrush results: $1.2M+ Revenue, 10,506 Domains Sold, 145 domains sold for $1,000-$9,999 and 10 domains sold for $10,000+.

Here is my latest poll with over 300 votes so far: “Are You Renewing Your New gTLD Domains?“. You can vote here if you want:

How Many Of Your New gTLD Domains Will You Renew?
100%: I love my New gTLDs!
I will only renew some non-premium domains
I will renew the best I have (>50%)
I will renew the best I have (<50%)
0%: I will drop them all
I don\'t have any!
View Result

 

Click here to see domain sale reports from the past week.

Here are yesterday’s domain sales and auctions from Sedo, Namejet, Snapnames, Go Daddy, Drop Catch and Flippa: Continue reading

Heritage Auctions Accepting Premium Domains For Exclusive February Auction

heritageauctionsHeritage Auctions announced today that it has started accepting premium domains to be auctioned in the Exclusive February auction that will only feature 20 domains.

It has been just over one year since Heritage Auctions (HA) took the leap into domain names, intellectual property and digital assets. Heritage has logged several million Continue reading

ICANN Terminates Accreditation Of Panama Registrar With Zero (0) Domains!

icannICANN sent a notice of termination of registrar accreditation agreement for the registrar Vigson, Inc. from Panama on the 18th of November 2014.

As of 18 November 2014, Vigson, Inc.’s Registrar Accreditation Agreement (“RAA”) with the Internet  Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”)  dated 3 October 2012 (“RAA”) is terminated pursuant to Section 5. 3.4 of the RAA. The termination shall become effective Continue reading

Trademark Clearinghouse: 1,181 Marks Have Already Expired & 848 Marks Are Not Verified

TMCH We have not even reached the first year anniversary of the first New gTLD and marks are already expiring at the TMCH.

So far 33,902 marks have been submitted to the Trademark Clearinghouse as of the 18th of November 2014.

Continue reading

New gTLD 1st Day Domains: .top 9261, .quebec 3911, .engineer 529

newgtldHere are the 1st day domain name registration results from this week’s 3 New gTLD launches:

On the 18th of November the Canadian geo New gTLD .quebec launched and got 3,911 domain name registrations. Quebec has Continue reading