This must be one of the most surprising things I have discovered about New gTLDs. I have been following New gTLD launches for a year now, and even before than, and this somehow escaped my attention. I have not seen this written anywhere else so it is probably not just me that didn't know about this.
It seems that the Rightside New gTLD domain name renewals prices are not the same as the registration prices. That is the case for 99% of the domains of the earlier TLDs that Rightside launched. In fact renewals are only Continue reading
The .GLOBAL registry released more than 3,500 domain names to the market for purchase.
Most of the domains were previously reserved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) because of Name Collisions, or were premium domains that are now available at regular pricing.
The .Global registry created a website dedicated to Continue reading
This is the third part of my photo series from NamesCon 2015 in Las Vegas.
I enjoyed the conference and got a few photos in the process. I am posting them in a series of posts. You can see the first part here that was a walk around NamesCon 2015 and featured the venue, Tropicana hotel, and the exhibit hall and the second part from the sessions and the Right Of The Dot auction here.
The third part has photos from the Waternight. Enjoy! Continue reading
The domain name ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com and accompanying website sold at Flippa for $85,000.
This was one of Flippa’s most popular sales ever and today Flippa has an exclusive buyer interview with Peter Boychuk, the new owner of ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com – purchased via Buy it Now on Flippa for $85,000. Continue reading
Here are the 1st day domain name registration results from last week's 5 New gTLD launches:
Rightside had 2 New gTLDs out of EAP and into General Availability on the 28th of January 2015: .Band and .RIP. According to NameStat.org .Band has 776 domains after its first day and .RIP has 348 domains.
Radix launched .Space on the Continue reading
Typosquatting in .UK domain names is going crazy and few companies have noticed. Most of the top 120 UK websites have had their domain names registered in .uk by typosquatters. Companies such as Google, Amazon or the National Rail have fallen victims of typosquatting.
On 10 June 2014, .uk domain names were made available for the first time.
The vast majority of existing registrants in the .uk ccTLD had the Continue reading
ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com, the viral website that was sold at at Flippa auction for $85,000, broke a couple of Flippa records.
It currently ranks number 1 at 2 Flippa all time auction charts. The chart with the all time Flippa auctions with the most number of watchers and the chart with top 5 Flippa auctions of all-time by number of bids.
ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com auction had Continue reading
.SPACE, Radix’s 4th new gTLD, went into general availability today at 16:00 UTC.
Radix says that ".SPACE primarily caters to passionate, driven individuals and groups who want to carve out a personalized space online. It is specifically targeted to freelancers, professionals, hobbyists and small business owners who can find attractive brand relevant .SPACE names without drilling a hole in their annual budgets."
.SPACE domain names are available with over a 100 registrars across the world. Of these, GoDaddy.com, Gandi.com and Name.com have already contributed heavily towards Landrush registrations with approximately Continue reading