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

Minds + Machine Nets $1.68M Withdrawing From .App, .Soccer, & .Beauty

MindsAndMachinesMinds + Machines Group Limited announced that the Company has gained, in aggregate, net proceeds of US$1.68 million (approximately £1.1 million) following the withdrawal of its applications for .app, .soccer, and .beauty. .app was settled via an ICANN auction where the proceeds from the auction are provided directly to ICANN and not any of the auction participants, as with a private auction. The cash to the Group is net of auction fees and includes refunds that the Company will receive from ICANN for withdrawing its applications. Continue reading

Daily Domain Sales (3-3-2015): Entitlement.com $4,001, Floptop.com $2,100

dailyI found out that 2 domains that didn't met reserve at Namejet were actually reported as sold. At namejet. 30.tv had $5,100 bid and 20.tv had a $5,000 bid but didn't meet reserve. These 2 domains were sold for $5,000 each. So I guess you can negotiate with Namejet (and the seller) after the auction ends...

I Just Lost ini.gr To PepsiCo Greece Because Someone Decided That It Is Similar To ivi.gr

Uniregistry Now Supports Premium New gTLD Domain Registrations/Transfers

.NYC 6 Month Report: 72,103 Domains Sold (90 per day), 74.27% Are Parked

Here is an imaginary email from a prospective 'buyer': Subject: Sex.com Internet Domain.

Do you know all domain endings? From .com to .whatever. (Infographic)

Click here to see all the old daily domain sale reports.

To newbies: these prices below are 99% WHOLESALE prices except for some sales at Sedo. Here are the top domain name sales and auctions from Sedo, Namejet, Snapnames, Go Daddy, Drop Catch and Flippa (please note that a lot of the domain names listed below have not been paid for yet): Continue reading

I Just Lost ini.gr To PepsiCo Greece Because Someone Decided That It Is Similar To ivi.gr

grIn what seems to be one of the worst decisions in domain name history I just lost the domain name ini.gr (INI.gr) to PepsiCo Greece. PepsiCo wanted to register ivi.gr (IVI.gr) but couldn't because I had registered the domain name ini.gr before.

Why couldn't PepsiCo register ivi.gr you might ask. The domain ivi.gr was not registered but it was not available either. It was reserved for me to register if I ever wanted it as it is considered a confusingly similar written domain name to my ini.gr.

This is because of some crazy .gr rule that mandates that Continue reading

Uniregistry Now Supports Premium New gTLD Domain Registrations/Transfers

uniregistryUniregistry just announced today that it now supports premium New gTLD domain name registrations and transfers from the Donuts and Rightside registries.

Up until last week, that I last tried it, you couldn't transfer a Donuts premium domain name to Uniregistry. And the worst part is that you didn't know which domains were premium before you had actually submitted the transfer.

It is still very difficult to determine which domains are Continue reading

.NYC 6 Month Report: 72,103 Domains Sold (90 per day), 74.27% Are Parked

nycDigital.nyc published a status report at connectingnyc.org doing an evaluation of the .nyc extension at its 6 month anniversary.

The report has many interesting stats including the percentage of parked domains (74.27%), although I am not sure on how this number was derived. The example presented (keys.nyc) is just the default Go Daddy landing page, used for newly registered domains. I don't consider it a parked domain name. Here is the report: Continue reading

Daily Domain Sales (3-2-2015): MyLearning.com $14,000, Legend.net $13,000

dailyHere is an imaginary email from a prospective 'buyer': Subject: Sex.com Internet Domain.

Do you know all domain endings? From .com to .whatever. (Infographic)

Take a look at My Domain Name Purchases In 2014 (Part 2).

Go Daddy: “Don’t Give Up On Your Dream Domain” (video)

Also .BIZ Domains Get A Plug From The Big Bang Theory: Bazinga! (video)

New Go Daddy TV Ad: “The Resort” With Jon Lovitz (video)

Click here to see all the old daily domain sale reports.

To newbies: these prices below are 99% WHOLESALE prices except for some sales at Sedo. Here are the top domain name sales and auctions from Sedo, Namejet, Snapnames, Go Daddy, Drop Catch and Flippa (please note that a lot of the domain names listed below have not been paid for yet): Continue reading

Subject: Sex.com Internet Domain

gtldsDear sir,
I am writing to you because maybe you can help me.
I intent to buy your domain.
I am interested in buying it for a lowish price.
I see that you have this domain name that you are not using for years now.
I'm just looking for a blog name for a sail boat.
I wonder if we could have Continue reading

Sunrise For .PORN & .ADULT Domains Started (Launch Set For June 4)

icmICM Registry, the registry operator for the .XXX top-level domain (TLD) announced that .PORN and .ADULT are available for the next thirty days to trademark holders who are registered in the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH).

Domain Names are available on a first come, first serve basis to those with Continue reading

.Wales & .Cymru Sell Over 5,000 Domains In 24 Hours

wales-cymru2.Cymru and .Wales sold over 5,000 domain names in the first 24 hours of general availability and more than a 1,000 domains in the first hour.

New Welsh domain names - .cymru and .wales - have passed the five thousand mark on Monday, selling over a thousand new domains in the first hour yesterday. The new gTLDS went on sale to everyone at noon on St David’s Day, this past Sunday.

Today, .wales has Continue reading

Daily Domain Sales (3-1-2015): PUG.com $31,600, CVMaker.com $3,938

dailyRadix Assumes Full Ownership Of .Online Domain Names (Tucows & Namecheap Remain As Marketing Partners)

Do you know all domain endings? From .com to .whatever. (Infographic)

Take a look at My Domain Name Purchases In 2014 (Part 2).

Go Daddy: “Don’t Give Up On Your Dream Domain” (video)

Google Paid $25 Million For The .APP Extension (good luck getting that money back)

Also .BIZ Domains Get A Plug From The Big Bang Theory: Bazinga! (video)

New Go Daddy TV Ad: “The Resort” With Jon Lovitz (video)

Click here to see all the old daily domain sale reports.

To newbies: these prices below are 99% WHOLESALE prices except for some sales at Sedo. Here are the top domain name sales and auctions from Sedo, Namejet, Snapnames, Go Daddy, Drop Catch and Flippa (please note that a lot of the domain names listed below have not been paid for yet): Continue reading