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

.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

.ee Domain Price To Drop From 12 To 9 Euros

gtldsOn 1 January 2015, the Estonian Internet Foundation will bring the price of an .ee domain down from 12 to 9 euros.

An .ee domain can be registered for one, two or three years. The domain name registration fee in 2015 will be 9, 17 or 24 euros depending on Continue reading

Daily Domain Sales (10-28-2014): 6.biz $12,637, StockValuation.com $3,850, Boot.club $3,750

dailyAshton 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.

This is the latest SEO study: New gTLD Domains DO Boost SEO Rankings & EMDs Are Still Favored.

Here is my latest poll: “Are You Renewing Your New gTLD Domains?“. The post already has more than 35 comments and the poll has more than 215 votes so far.

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

Ashton Kutcher Bought Daughter’s Domains But Missed One And Doesn’t Own AshtonKutcher.com

gtldsAshton Kutcher was on the show Conan, with Conan O’Brien, last night. The interview was all about her daughter Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher.

Ashton Kutcher and his fiancée Mila Kunis had their first child in September 30th. The couple named her daughter Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher and revealed her name 2 days after.

Ashton claimed on Conan that he already owns all the domains to her name Continue reading

New gTLD Weekly Launch Review: .Market, .Mortgage, .Saarland

newgtldThis week 1 New gTLDs enters General Availability, 2 New gTLDs enter the EAP General Availability and no string enters the landrush phase.

Rightside enters Early Access Program (EAP) for 2 of its extensions on the 29th of October: .market and .mortgage.

On the 30th of October another geo New gTLD will launch: Continue reading

TLD Registry Opens China Headquarters

tldregistryTLD Registry, operator of 2 new gTLD IDNs in Chinese, .在线 (Chinese Online) and, .中文网 (Chinese Website) announced that it opened its new China headquarters in Beijing’s Zhongguancun, also known as “China’s Silicon Valley”.

The opening ceremony was attended by the Continue reading

Daily Domain Sales (10-27-2014): RookiePoker.com $20k, Pink.net $8,690, FreightInsurance.com $7,600

dailyThere were 16 4-figure sales domains yesterday and on top of that there was the sale of the domain RookiePoker.com for $20,000 by Michael Berkens.

Do you know what is the best way to motivate yourself starting a new project? Take a domain name that has traffic and more than $100 per year in PPC and change the nameservers from a parking company to your website hosting. I did this and I can’t stop thinking about it. Damn…

This is the latest SEO study: New gTLD Domains DO Boost SEO Rankings & EMDs Are Still Favored.

Here is my latest poll: “Are You Renewing Your New gTLD Domains?“. The post already has more than 30 comments and the poll more than 175 votes so far.

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

Registrar Stakeholder Group Asks For A New ICANN 52 Location

icannMichele Neylon the Chair of the Registrar Stakeholder Group (RrSG) send a letter to ICANN’s Steve Crocker and Fadi Chehadé asking them to select a new ICANN 52 conference location as soon as possible.

“It would not be beneficial for the ICANN community to postpone or Continue reading