Must read: Rightside New gTLD Domain Name Renewals Are Much LOWER Than Registration Prices!

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rightsideThis must be one of the most surprising things I have discovered about New gTLDs. I have been following New gTLD launches for a year now, and even before than, and this somehow escaped my attention. I have not seen this written anywhere else so it is probably not just me that didn't know about this.

It seems that the Rightside New gTLD domain name renewals prices are not the same as the registration prices. That is the case for 99% of the domains of the earlier TLDs that Rightside launched. In fact renewals are only Continue reading

This Is The Buyer Of ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com For $85,000

flippaThe domain name ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com and accompanying website sold at Flippa for $85,000.

This was one of Flippa’s most popular sales ever and today Flippa has an exclusive buyer interview with Peter Boychuk, the new owner of ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com – purchased via Buy it Now on Flippa for $85,000. Continue reading

New gTLD 1st Day Domains: .Space 1784, .Band 776, .RIP 348, .How 250, .Ryukyu 143

newgtldHere are the 1st day domain name registration results from last week's 5 New gTLD launches:

Rightside had 2 New gTLDs out of EAP and into General Availability on the 28th of January 2015: .Band and .RIP. According to NameStat.org .Band has 776 domains after its first day and .RIP has 348 domains.

Radix launched .Space on the Continue reading

Typosquatting In .UK Domain Names Is Booming

ukTyposquatting in .UK domain names is going crazy and few companies have noticed. Most of the top 120 UK websites have had their domain names registered in .uk by typosquatters. Companies such as Google, Amazon or the National Rail have fallen victims of typosquatting.

On 10 June 2014, .uk domain names were made available for the first time.

The vast majority of existing registrants in the .uk ccTLD had the Continue reading

Daily Domain Sales (1-26-2015): TQH.com $10,372, GXV.com $8,450, Lucie.com $5,600

dailyThis is the second part of my photo post series: NamesCon 2015: Sessions And RightOfTheDot Auction (photos)

Rightside New gTLD Domain Name Renewals Are Much LOWER Than Registration Prices!

Go Daddy: “We’re listening, message received” – Superbowl Ad Has Been Withdrawn

More Than 1,000 Premium .Vegas Domain Names Released (jackpot.vegas, doctor.vegas, golf.vegas)

.Space Launched Today (here are a few domains registered in landrush)

Verisign Launches .Com Contest: #InternetOfficial (watch the video)

.Net Domain Name Price Goes Up 10% On February 1st, 2015 (Up 46% Since 2012) 

Poll Results: 30% Of People Will Renew All New gTLD Domains While 15% Will Drop Them All

Click here to see all the old daily domain sale reports.

Here are yesterday's domain sales and auctions from Sedo, Namejet, Snapnames, Go Daddy, Drop Catch and Flippa (please note that a lot of the domain names listed below have not been paid for yet): Continue reading

ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com Ranks #1 At The Top Flippa Auctions Of All Time

flippaShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com, the viral website that was sold at at Flippa auction for $85,000, broke a couple of Flippa records.

It currently ranks number 1 at 2 Flippa all time auction charts. The chart with the all time Flippa auctions with the most number of watchers and the chart with top 5 Flippa auctions of all-time by number of bids.

ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com auction had Continue reading

.Space Launched Today (here are a few domains registered in landrush)

Color_dotSpace.SPACE, Radix’s 4th new gTLD, went into general availability today at 16:00 UTC.

Radix says that ".SPACE primarily caters to passionate, driven individuals and groups who want to carve out a personalized space online. It is specifically targeted to freelancers, professionals, hobbyists and small business owners who can find attractive brand relevant .SPACE names without drilling a hole in their annual budgets."

.SPACE domain names are available with over a 100 registrars across the world. Of these, GoDaddy.com, Gandi.com and Name.com have already contributed heavily towards Landrush registrations with approximately Continue reading

NamesCon 2015: Sessions And RightOfTheDot Auction (photos)

NamesConThis is the second post of my photo series from NamesCon 2015 in Las Vegas.

I enjoyed the conference and got a few photos in the process. I am posting them in a series of posts. You can see the first part here that was a walk around NamesCon 2015 and featured the venue, Tropicana hotel, and the exhibit hall.

The second part has photos of some of the sessions I attended and from the RightOfTheDot auction that sold almost 1 million worth of domain names. Enjoy! Continue reading

More Than 1,000 Premium .Vegas Domain Names Released (jackpot.vegas, doctor.vegas, golf.vegas)

dotvegasMore than 1,000 premium domain names, among them jackpot.vegas, doctor.vegas and golf.vegas, were recently released for public availability.

This exclusive list is held by Dot Vegas, Inc., the registry operator of .vegas, and includes names from key market segments. Sales by Dot Vegas for premium names has already Continue reading

Daily Domain Sales (1-25-2015): ZNS.com $20,250, LiveStreetViewApp.com $13,007

dailyRightside New gTLD Domain Name Renewals Are Much LOWER Than Registration Prices!

Go Daddy: “We’re listening, message received” – Superbowl Ad Has Been Withdrawn

Here is the first past of my photo post series: A Walk Around NamesCon 2015 (photos)

New gTLD Weekly Launch Review: .Space, .Band, .RIP, .How, .Ryukyu

Verisign Launches .Com Contest: #InternetOfficial (watch the video)

NameJet Sold 941 Domains Names For Almost 6 Million USD In 2014

.Net Domain Name Price Goes Up 10% On February 1st, 2015 (Up 46% Since 2012) 

Poll Results: 30% Of People Will Renew All New gTLD Domains While 15% Will Drop Them All

Domaining Europe 2015 Will Feature Adam Dicker, Braden Pollock, Michele Neylon, Paul Keating

Escrow.com Releases Express Cart – A Way To Provide Escrow Services On Your Website

Check out my latest domain name renewal/drop report: November: 827 Domain Name Renewals And 119 Drops (12.6%)

It seems that owners of high premium New gTLD domains are trying to sell them by hiding renewal cost? What do you think?

Here are the Top 10 New gTLD Domain Name Sales Of 2014.

See here The 13 Most Expensive & Developed New gTLD Domains Of 2014 with screenshots of the websites included in the article.

Click here to see all the old daily domain sale reports.

Here are yesterday's domain sales and auctions from Sedo, Namejet, Snapnames, Go Daddy, Drop Catch and Flippa (please note that a lot of the domain names listed below have not been paid for yet): Continue reading

Go Daddy: “We’re listening, message received” – Superbowl Ad Has Been Withdrawn

godaddyWow. The "puppy" Go Daddy Super Bowl ad is gone.

Blake Irving, Go Daddy's CEO, announced in a blog post that Go Daddy is pulling the ad from the Super bowl. Go Daddy will be running a different ad instead.

Go Daddy's Superbowl 2015 ad was published today and caused a bit of a controversy. The video was posted at youtube.com but has now been withdrawn.

This is what Blake Irving had to say: Continue reading