Must read: I Just Sold The Domain Name Create.Media For 5,000 Euro Or $5,633


newgtldI just sold the New gTLD domain name Create.Media for 5,000 Euro at Sedo. According to today's exchange that is $5,633 USD.

Minus the 15% Sedo commission I got 4,250 Euro or $4,788.

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Neustar Acquires Bombora Technologies (.au, .melbourne, .sydney) For $86.9 Million

gtldsNeustar, Inc. announced it has acquired Bombora Technologies Pty Ltd (Bombora), based in Australia, for AUD $118.5 million, or approximately USD $86.9 million. Bombora and its subsidiaries, which include ARI Registry Services, provide registry services for a number of top-level domains (TLDs) including .au, .melbourne, .sydney, and over 100 new TLDs, including several in the Fortune 500.

“With this acquisition, Neustar continues to gather momentum as a global leader in launching and operating TLDs.”

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XYZ Registry Is Running A Parallel .COM & .XYZ Domain Registration Contest

xyz-logo-purpleThink you can register the best .COM or .XYZ domain name and win $1,000? Then you can take The Challenge at while you hand-register the best domains you can find and submit your entries on the official contest site.

You have to submit your entry, along with a short survey, and you’ll enter your chance to win $1,000.

There is going to be one .XYZ and one .COM domain winner for each entry period so Continue reading

Minds + Machines To Register 30,000 Of Its Premium Domains Under “Emerald Names”

MindsAndMachinesMinds + Machines Group Limited provided an update of its operations for Q2 2015. The Company’s unaudited interim results for the six months to 30 June 2015 will be published in September 2015.

Antony Van Couvering, CEO of Minds + Machines Group Limited, said:

“The Group has evolved considerably in the last quarter as reflected in the associated Board changes. We have Continue reading

40+ Pioneers Signed On For .TECH By Radix – General Availability Starts On August 5th

techRadix, announced leading pioneers for .tech as it entered the Early Access Phase (29th July) at 16:00 UTC.

Radix has switched from Landrush to the EAP model, for its latest batch of new TLDs. EAP for .tech started and is supported by leading Registrars like GoDaddy,,, 1Api, eNom, 101Domain etc. General Availability for .tech starts on Continue reading Turns 3: 2,645 Posts, 600,000+ Views & 10,500+ Comments turned 3 years old this month. I have made 2,645 posts, had more than 600,000 views and more than 10,500 comments have been made so far. I started writing in July 2012.

The views and comments numbers are more than double than what they were last year. So this year was very productive and engaging for the readers. I made 1,145 posts this year. That is an average of more than 3 posts per day.

I would like to thank my sponsors:,,, and Startup.Club (from the previous months).

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Afternic Integration With GoDaddy (video)

afternicA new GoDaddy hangout series has started. It is called "On The Dot!" and its first episode features the domain name aftermarket and specifically Afternic.

Afternic Integration with GoDaddy: Get the low down on how Afternic works, domain listing best practices, how sellers can benefit and more.

The video was presented by the Afternic sales team on July 28th, 2015. Here is the video: Continue reading

Chinese Domaining Masterclass: “The Number Seven”

Chinese-Domaining-Masterclass-The-Number-SevenTLD Registry, the registry of Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) top level domains, is releasing the first installment of their Chinese Domaining Masterclass blog series.

In January 2015, TLD Registry presented the world’s first, and still currently the world’s only Chinese Domaining Masterclass, at the industry-leading domain investing conference, NamesCon. After several months of research, development, writing, and refining, they created a 120-page curriculum for western domain investors to use as a resource to help them confidently invest in Chinese-specific domains, without knowing a single word of Chinese.

I attended the "Chinese Domaining Masterclass" in NamesCon and I wrote a blog post about it: 10 Things I Learned About Chinese Domain Names.

TLD Registry’s Chinese Domaining Masterclass was Continue reading

Sedo Sells 499 Domains For $1 Million: $66,000, $22,000

sedoIn the past week 499 (480 in the previous week) transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1 million ($1.5m in the previous week). Only 169 (188 in the previous week) domains from the 499 were reported by Sedo. The other domains were either private sales or domains that sold for less than 700 USD/EUR/GBP. Over 52% (52% last week) of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Sedo will not reveal what is the Buy Now percentage of the public sales vs the percentage of the private sales. And will not reveal what percentage of the total sales value do the Buy Now listings represent.

The average domain name sales price was $2,004 ($3,125 last week).

Please visit Sold.Domains for all the latest New gTLD sales.

Here are the 169 public and reported Sedo sales for the week July 13 to July 19 2015:

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Flippa Weekly Domain Sales: $9,000, $8,500

flippaHighest sale this week at Flippa was the domain names that sold for $9,000.

Post-Auction Negotiation was the method of sale for 1 domain of this week’s list.

There were 6 domains that were sold by Buy-It-Now and just rebranded "Flippa Portfolio Section" (previously known as Domain Catalog) had 2 sales this week.

Top Flippa Domain Sales from the past week:
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Verisign Q2 2015 Report: 133.5 Million .Com & .Net Domains With 3.1% Increase

verisignVeriSign, Inc. reported financial results for the second quarter of 2015.

Second Quarter GAAP Financial Results
VeriSign, Inc. and subsidiaries ("Verisign") reported revenue of $263 million for the second quarter of 2015, up 4.9 percent from the same quarter in 2014. Verisign reported net income of Continue reading