Must read: .NYC: 22% Of Registrants Bought Only 1 Domain Each, 3% Of Registrants Bought 30% Of All Domains

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nyc.NYC launched on Wednesday the 8th of October. I wanted to find who bought what domains and how many domain names were bought by each registrant.

.NYC didn’t get the results some people were expecting and people that registered .nyc domains didn’t have very good taste. And it shows.

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I got the first zone file after the general availability to see who bought what domains and how many of them. There were 26,853 registered domains after the first day.

The zone file includes domains registered by Continue reading

Daily Domain Sales (10-30-2014): RealityShow.com $9,298, Siamese.com $5,010

dailyI came across this article called “How to Dodge Domain Squatters”. It is written by someone that doesn’t really know a lot about domain names.

Here is a peak at what I do month after month: September: My 639 Domain Name Renewals And 118 Drops (15.6%)

Here is my latest poll: “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

Blogger Gives Confusing Domain Name Advice

gtldsI came across this article called “How to Dodge Domain Squatters”. It is written by someone that doesn’t really know a lot about domain names. Lisa should refrain from writing about technical stuff as I refrain from writing about things I don’t know anything about. She seems good at writing about women issues, children and home but domain names is not her strong suit.

Her advice might be confusing to a lot of people that don’t know anything about domain names.

Here are a few short comments on her post: Continue reading

RightOfTheDot & CentralNic Launch Websites To Sell City New gTLD’s Domains

newgtldCentralNic plc announced its joint venture with domain name consultancy RightOfTheDot, LLC, to create specialist new retail websites for the sale of “city domains”.

These new city-specific domains include:

ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver To 4 European Registrars

icannICANN granted data retention waivers to 4 European registrars:

  1. GANDI SAS (France)
  2. IP Twins SAS (France)
  3. CPS-Datensysteme GmbH (Germany)
  4. Hostserver GmbH(Germany)

The 4 registrars submitted to ICANN a Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request Continue reading

.UK Registry, Nominet, Names Next CEO

nominetNominet, the .uk registry, named its new Chief Executive Officer that is Russell Haworth. Russell will join Nominet in January 2015.

Nominet said in the announcement that “Russell will lead the organisation as it develops its core registry business, explores the potential of new technologies, and delivers on its Continue reading

Daily Domain Sales (10-29-2014): Gartenmöbel.com 20k EUR, Koffer.ch 17,822 EUR

dailyHere is a peak at what I do month after month: September: My 639 Domain Name Renewals And 118 Drops (15.6%)

.OOO registry has lost it. I am sorry but they will fail.

Ashton Kutcher bought a couple of domains for her daughter but he missed an important one and he and Milan Kunis don’t own AshtonKutcher.com or MilaKunis.com.

Here is my latest poll: “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

September: My 639 Domain Name Renewals And 118 Drops (15.6%)

gtldsLike every month I go through my domains to see what to renew and what not to. In September I renewed 639 domains and dropped 118 of them. So I dropped about 15.6% of the total 757 domain names that I had expiring.

These are the domains I renewed in September for a total of 639:

.com 222
.net 4
.org 52
.info 328
.biz 8
.us 25

Here are the domains I dropped in September by extension for a total of 118: Continue reading

.OOO Registry Talking Nonsense & Confusing 34,000 With 34 .ooo!

newgtldThe .OOO registry is talking nonsense once again on an interview with the IndiaTimes.com.

“Infibeam’s chief executive Vishal Mehta told ET that the company, being the sole owner of the global top level domain (gTLD), has seen massive interest from top brands across sectors worldwide that have registered for the dotooo domain names for their companies.”

Not exactly true. .OOO has almost 31,000 domain name registrations but about 30,500 of Continue reading

Sedo’s Website Gets A New Look

sedoSedo announced today that it has equipped its homepage with a revamped design.

“Our goal with this new look is to put buyers first and to make it even easier for both existing and new clients to find the right domains. We have made great strides and have simplified how new users access the trading platform. For them, utilizing the secondary domain marketplace is now easier than ever!”

Here are a few of the introduced changes: Continue reading

Nominet’s Domain Dispute Resolution Service Passes 10,000th Case

nominetAston Merrygold, former member of boyband JLS, has been awarded the domain name astonmerrygold.co.uk following a complaint to Nominet’s Dispute Resolution Service (DRS). The decision marks the 10,000th domain dispute to pass through the DRS since it was established over 12 years ago.

The decision to award Mr. Merrygold the domain was made by independent legal expert Dr. Clive Trotman from Nominet’s DRS panel. The original registrant of the domain first registered it the day after Continue reading