About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain name registration, management, UDRP consulting, website development and hosting. He has been online since 1995 and a domain investor since 2002. You can find him at Google+ - Twitter - LinkedIn

“The Internet In 10 Years?”: DNS And ccTLDs Will Still Be Dominant

gtldsLaunched as part of the Research & Development work carried out by Afnic, the Technology Backdrop Survey was designed with the support of Afnic Scientific Council and conducted by INIT. The purpose of the survey, which first went online in 2011, is to produce a common overview of current technological trends.

The 2014 edition of the survey was conducted online in February 2014 and collected 153 responses. The profile of respondents is as follows: 75% are Internet “professionals”, 25% are Internet “users”; 79% are French, and 21% non-French.

Respondents were asked about various major topics: Continue reading

Daily Domain Sales (11-25-2014): Herio.com $5,000, Zogby.com $4,000, WomensGolf.com $3,001

daily8 New TLDs released over 160,000 collision domain names today. Most of the names are gibberish or premium priced but you never know…

New gTLD 1st Day Domains: .Click 3779, .Help 1909, .Property 1490, .Gent 1277, .Hosting 1197, .Diet 787.

Uniregistry now accepts paypal as a payment option. Paypal was a deal breaker for me up to now.

Here is my latest poll with over 380 votes so far: “Are You Renewing Your New gTLD Domains?“.

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

8 New TLDs Release Over 160,000 Collision Domain Names Today

newgtld8 New TLDs are releasing over 160,000 collision domains names today.

Internet Corporation of Names and Numbers (ICANN) required that millions of domain names were reserved when these New gTLDs first entered general availability. Now it has been decided that these are released on a first come first served basis.

As of 2pm UTC today, November 26, collision domains are available for .BAR, Continue reading

.HOST Releases 120,000+ Collision Domain Names

host.HOST has released a wave of over 120,000 new domain names for public registration today. These names were previously blocked in compliance with ICANN’s regulations on name collisions.

The latest launch comes after a 90-day “controlled interruption period” stipulated by ICANN, where registries were required to refrain from allocating all names included in a collision list. The collision list for .HOST was one of the largest amongst Continue reading

New gTLD 1st Day Domains: .Click 3779, .Help 1909, .Property 1490, .Gent 1277, .Hosting 1197, .Diet 787

newgtldHere are the 1st day domain name registration results from this week’s 6 New gTLD launches:

On the 24th of November .gent launched and it got 1,277 domain name registrations on its first day.

Gent (or rather Ghent) is a city and a municipality located in the Flemish region of Belgium. It is the capital and largest city of the East Flanders province with a population of 248,242. A small city with alternative spellings was bound to do pretty bad.

Uniregistry entered general availability with 5 New gTLDs on Continue reading

Daily Domain Sales (11-24-2014): Watcha.com $20,000, Positive.co.uk 10,000 GBP, ThePiano.com $10,000

dailyI have decided I am not taking any insults any more. Anyone being disrespectful or an asshole will get my wrath from now on.

Here is the a reply I got to a quote I send for a 1997 .com domain:

“I bought a better name…. It cost me $10. … You are an ass. Thanks but no thanks”

His grand offer was $1. Here is my reply:

“Dear ****,
you piece of sh*t.
This is a valuable domain name registered in 1997 with traffic. Not the piece of sh*t you  registered today to match your personality.”

Uniregistry now accepts paypal as a payment option. Paypal was a deal breaker for me up to now.

Heritage Auctions is now accepting premium domains for the exclusive February auction that will only have 20 domains.

Here is my latest poll with over 380 votes so far: “Are You Renewing Your New gTLD Domains?“.

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

Uniregistry Now Accepts Paypal As A Payment Option

uniregistryCayman Islands based registrar Uniregistry announced that it now accepts Paypal as a payment option. Uniregistry is a registrar owned by domain name investor Frank Schilling.

Not being able to pay by Paypal was a deal breaker for me and now that it is resolved, I am ready to try out Uniregistry. So now you can pay by Paypal besides using a wire transfer or a credit card.

There are 3 easy steps to connect PayPal to your Uniregistry purchases: Continue reading

Sedo Sells 554 Domains For $1 Million: bohai.com $29,022, 000000.com 28,500

sedoIn the past week 554 (572 last week) transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1 million ($1.1m last week). Only 185 (223 last week) domains from the 554 were reported by Sedo. The other domains were either private sales or domains that sold for less than 700 USD/EUR/GBP. Over 51% (50% 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 $1,805 ($1,923 last week).

Here are the 185 public and reported Sedo sales for the week November 10 to November 16 2014:

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Daily Domain Sales (11-23-2014): StartSmart.com $6,801, ShoppingMart.com $3,133

dailyI had someone today that thought that my quote of $120,000 was actually $120.
And guess what?
He wanted to pay $85 instead of $120!!!
My god!!!
How stupid can someone be? And even if I was selling it for $120 why the hell didn’t he say yes immediately???

Donuts predicts that renewal rate for its New gTLDs will be greater than 80%.

Trademark Clearinghouse released its latest stats: 1,181 marks have already expired & 848 marks are not verified.

Heritage Auctions is now accepting premium domains for the exclusive February auction that will only have 20 domains.

Here is my latest poll with over 380 votes so far: “Are You Renewing Your New gTLD Domains?“.

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

New gTLD Weekly Launch Review: Uniregistry (.Hosting .Property .Click .Diet .Help) & .Gent

newgtldThis week 6 New gTLDs enters General Availability, 0 New gTLDs enter the EAP General Availability and 0 string enter the landrush phase.

On the 24th of November .gent is launching. Gent (or rather Ghent) is a city and a municipality located in the Flemish region of Belgium. It is the capital and largest city of the East Flanders province with a population of 248,242. A small city with alternative spellings is bound to do pretty bad.

Uniregistry enters general availability with 5 Continue reading