Must read: Mike Berkens Buys Stock .Photo For $16k – Sells It With Stock .Photos For $60k


namescon-escrowMike Berkens bought the domain name Stock.Photo today at the NamesCon auction in Las Vegas for $16,000.

15 minutes later he had already sold the domain name together with the plural version (Stock.Photos) for Continue reading

New gTLD Utilization Report (.brands, “suspicious” new gTLDs & .bank)

newgtldThe latest edition of CSC’s New gTLD Utilization Report shows .brand launches continuing to pick up speed, more new gTLDs climbing up the Alexa rankings and some interesting examples of new gTLDs in use. They also take a closer look at the .bank extension. Continue reading

Do You Want To Activate Astoria .nyc Or Harlem .nyc? A “Without Cause” Clause Might Stop You!

nycThe deBlasio Administration’s licensing initiative for the neighborhood domain names is currently accepting applications.

So if you’re a neighborhood activist or budding media mogul, and want to activate,,, or any of the 380 other reserved neighborhood domain names, submit your applications now. (Here’s the application.) Successful applicants will be Continue reading

Göran Marby Named as ICANN President and CEO

icannGöran Marby, an experienced business executive and government leader has been named the next President and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

"I'm delighted to announce Göran as the new head of ICANN," said Dr. Stephen Crocker, Chair of the ICANN Board of Directors.

"His leadership experience as a technology CEO and Continue reading

GodsOfEgypt.MOVIE Is The 1st New Domain In A Super Bowl Ad ( Is Parked)

donutsDuring yesterday's Super Bowl coverage, a trailer for the upcoming film Gods of Egypt aired that directed viewers to the domain name GodsOfEgypt.MOVIE. This was a first time that a New TLD domain name was used in a Super Bowl advertisement. (see the trailer below)


But what about the corresponding .com domains of the movie?

The domain name is for sale at and Continue reading

.CLUB Sells 408 Premium Domain Names For $142,470

club-china.Club had another 6-figure month with $142,470.52 in premium name sales for January.

While not as dramatic as November and December, the January sales were still over 13% higher than then record breaking October sales. January numbers include the 5 names sold in the NamesCon auction.  China was still a significant contributor, accounting for approximately 35% of total January sales.

Here is the complete January, 2016 from .Club: Continue reading

.EU Domains Increase To 3.87 Million

euThe latest progress report from the .eu registry, EURid, is out and is showing that during Q4 2015, the number of .eu registrations increased by 7 937 domain names, a net increase of 0.2%, to 3.87 million.

During the last quarter of 2015, the total number of .eu registrations increased in Continue reading

Sedo Sells 588 Domains For $1 Million: $24,944, 16.500 GBP

sedoIn the past week 588 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1 million.

Sedo does not report domains that are part of private sales or domains that sold for less than 700 USD/EUR/GBP. Over 62% 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.

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

Here are the public and reported Sedo sales for the week January 25 to January 31 2016: Continue reading

New York Gets Ultrafast Public Wi-Fi From Link.NYC (video)

nycIn a few months, New York City will make history: The city's 8.5 million residents, along with tourists, will be able to access ultra-fast Wi-Fi anywhere in the city, at zero cost.

LinkNYC is a first-of-its-kind communications network that will replace over 7,500 pay phones across the five boroughs with new structures called Links. Each Link will provide Continue reading

Top 10 Posts In January 2016: Adam Dicker, NamesCon & My Portfolio

logo01-photoJanuary 2016 was another great month at in terms of views and visitors. More than 280 comments were made by readers. The most popular post was Adam Dicker Owes A Lot Of Money To A Lot Of People that has 46 comments so far and over 1000 views.

Here are the top 10 posts for January 2016 in terms of views: Continue reading

Kurt Pritz and Allegravita Join Forces

allegravitaKurt Pritz and Allegravita agreed to join forces.

Allegravita is delighted to welcome Kurt Pritz as a new partner in its growing business.

Simon-thumbnail“Kurt’s contribution to our executive team and board will greatly enhance our services offering to current and future clients” Allegravita co-founder and CEO Simon Cousins said.

“Now in our 13th year in China, our team Continue reading