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

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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.

Create.Media was an Early Access Program (EAP) purchase and I paid about Continue reading

Net.Work Sold For $100k Was Only 1 Of 430 Premium .Work Domains Sold

MindsAndMachinesMinds + Machines Group Limited announced that registrations within .work have now passed 55,000 positioning it in the top 20 of new top-level domains launched under ICANN’s new gTLD programme.

The company also reported the sale of the Premium Name “net.work” for US$100,000 (£62,500) as a result of the Group’s direct sales team activity. The price charged is for the first year usage, a significant annual renewal fee then applies. The fee was not revealed in the announcement but Continue reading

Q2 2015 Premium TLD 50: .Global Has 38% Growth, Average TLD Price Is $71

starting-dotStarting Dot published the Q2 2015 Premium TLD 50, and they are beginning to see some interesting trends in this space.

There’s stability at the top, with the 5 biggest TLDs by volume all showing stable growth and holding their relative positions compared to the Q1 Premium TLD 50.

In the Top 10, .global has Continue reading

Would You Pay $100,000 For The Domain Net.Work So You Can Renew It At $5,000+?

newgtldIt was reported today by the domainincite.com that the New gTLD domain name Net.Work was sold for $100,000.

The buyer was Bearingpoint IP Holding B.V. from bearingpoint.com.

It was sold by the .work registry that is Minds + Machines that also decided as part of the deal what the renewal fee would be.

Kevin Murphy said that the renewal price was not revealed but I asked around and the lowest I could find it was Continue reading

Fox Buys Fox.Today For $12,500 & 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Buys Flowers.Today For $12,500

newgtldThe New gTLD domain name sales report is back. Courtesy of Sold.Domains that now has more than 500 secondary market sales in its database.

Donuts is releasing during the summer thousands of previously reserves domain names because of ICANN collisions.

This week Donuts is releasing the Generic and Fun collision domains this week: .COOL, .WTF, .ZONE, .GUIDE, .PLACE, .FAIL, .CENTER, .EXPOSED, .GRIPE, .TODAY, .LIFE, .CHURCH.

There were 30 domains sold in the first 3 Donuts EAP days for  Continue reading

Sedo Introduces Domain Name “Owner Self-Verification”

sedoSedo announced today that they launched a new feature  today.

With the new domain name Ownership Self-Verification, the ownership status of your domains won’t have to be checked manually anymore. This way they have eliminated the risk of domains being put into the wrong account.

Your account now features a personal Continue reading

Verisign Q1 2015 Report – Internet Grows to 294 Million Domain Names

verisignToday, Verisign released its latest Domain Name Industry Brief, which provides a review of the state of the domain name industry through statistical and analytical research. The following are the top-line numbers at the close of Q1 2015: Continue reading

.CLUB Will Be Selling 8,000 Premium Domains Through Registrars From July 1, 2015 (list)

club-new-gtldThe .CLUB Registry has decided to release almost 8,000 of their Premium reserved domain names through registrars.

Up until now premium .Club domain names were only being offered by Sedo.

On July 1st, 2015, the .CLUB registry will be releasing its premium reserved domains to its big list of accredited registrars.

.Club currently has 248,661 domain name registrations. (according to Namestat.org) The number must be well over Continue reading

Each New .LGBT Name Donates $20 to the It Gets Better Project

afilias.LGBT (dotLGBT) domain registry operator Afilias announced the launch of the .LGBT Pride Program in celebration of two recent victories for LGBT equality: the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the right to marriage equality in the US, and Ireland’s legalization of same-sex civil marriage.

From today through October 11, 2015 – National Coming Out Day – every new .LGBT web address registered will trigger a US$20 donation from Continue reading

The Domain Name Transfer Process (video)

godaddyLearn about the domain transfer process from start to finish from this new Go Daddy video.

A lot of people find it difficult to transfer a domain name from one registrar to another. This video will make it easier for them to understand the domain name transfer basics.

Watch the video here: Continue reading

Domain Name Association Issues June 2015 “State of the Domains Report”

thednaThe Domain Name Association issued the latest "State of the Domains Report" that has many interesting articles and information.

I personally think that the most interesting articles are the ones from Andrew Brier, owner of NameStat.org and Simon Cousins, CEO of Allegravita LLC. I met them both at NamesCon this year and I can tell you they are both very passionate at what they do and very good too!

Domain Name Association has undergone some changes lately with new members introduced into its board and the launch of inthewild.domains website.

You can read the complete "State of the Domains Report" here: Continue reading