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

Sedo’s Commission Increases To About 18% For Europeans Without A VAT Number

sedoOn April 9, 2015, Sedo will be changing the minimum fee and minimum bid amounts for the first time.

For customers liable for payment of VAT, there will also be changes in how the sales commission is handled for tax purposes. The new prices take effect on April 9, 2015. This means that EU residents without a VAT number will have to pay additional VAT tax Continue reading

Are Domain Names Like Books?

newgtldIs it possible for a registrar to efficiently promote 1000 extensions? Bookstores usually rotate the top book sellers on their homepage. But these change as new books are released. Maybe that is true these days for New gTLDs but what about long term promotions? Can a registry e.g. like Donuts with over 150 extensions rely on registrars to promote its extensions? And are registrars willing to do it and jeopardize losing sales? I bet they are not.

Registrars don't have an "if you like this domain then you will like this domain too" feature like bookstores have. Sure they can offer you some domains based on what domains you have registered with them. That is if you are a customer already. What about if you are not? Continue reading

Whoisology Crosses 1 Billion Domain Name Whois Records

whoisologyWhoisology released their latest whois archive (9) that added over 160,000,000 whois records to the existing whois database.

So Whoisology has officially crossed the BILLION whois record mark, 1,048,333,927 to be exact. Continue reading

Daily Domain Sales (3-24/25-2015): 88777.com $30,500, Silvana.com 11,000 EUR

dailyDouble report today.

I had trouble keeping up with the reports in the past few days. AEK B.C. had a big game yesterday which won by 16 points. AEK is one of the top basketball teams in Greece and has 2 European titles. I have been working with them since NamesCon and it has been crazy. AEK has a new owner that got the team a few months ago and is building it on ruins. That was exactly the IT/website/social media department that I found there. i.e. I found almost nothing. I think we are still at 15%.

.Club & .Bar Exhibit At The Nightclub & Bar Convention Show In Las Vegas (video)

March Madness .CLUB Style! (video)

.Guru Slips Out Of the Top 10 New gTLDs After Losing 8,383 Domains

2,634 UDRPs Filed With WIPO In 2014 – Philip Morris Filed 81 Cases (+Infographic)

Fashion Brand Buys 100+ Domain Extensions & Creates Customized Websites (videos)

.UK Private Whois Domain Name Registrations Explode!

PeopleBrowsr (.CEO, .Best): “What’s great about GoDaddy Now”

Donuts Has Not Increased Domain Name Renewal Fees but there have been many reports about Minds & Machines.

.Ping Was Auctioned Today For $1,501,000 & .SRL For $400,000 (Google lost again)

HA Accepting Domains For A Dallas or New York Auction – Reveils It Sold Luxe.com For $173,000

8 Websites That Already Use A .Green Domain Name

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

.Club & .Bar Exhibit At The Nightclub & Bar Convention Show In Las Vegas (video)

club-new-gtld.BAR and .CLUB teamed up to exhibit at the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas.

Here are a sample of some of the bars and clubs already using their .CLUB and .BAR web addresses. For more information visit www.get.club and www.register.bar.

This the video produced by the .Club registry: Continue reading

March Madness .CLUB Style! (video)

club-new-gtldWhile most people associate March Madness with the NCAA Basketball finals, the .CLUB team experienced their own March Madness traveling to and exhibiting at six different events around the world, all in the month of March...

For more info visit www.get.club.

This the video produced by the .Club registry: Continue reading

Sedo Sells 674 Domains For $1.2 Million: BuyMyHouse.com $45,000, VisitDubai.ae 20,000 GBP

sedoIn the past week 674 (675 in the previous week) transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.2 million ($1.2m in the previous week). Only 258 (233 in the previous week) domains from the 674 were reported by Sedo. The other domains were either private sales or domains that sold for less than 700 USD/EUR/GBP. Over 56% (54% 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 $1,780 ($1,778 last week).

See here the top 10 of all Sedo sales in 2014 and the top 10 in New gTLD sales.

Here are the 258 public and reported Sedo sales for the week March 16 to March 22 2015:

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Flippa Weekly Domain Sales: Refer.ly $4,900, DrinkResponsibly.com $3,400

flippaHighest sale this week at Flippa was the domain name Refer.ly that was sold for $4,900.

It was another good week for .io at Flippa with 6  domain names selling.

Post-Auction Negotiation was the method of sale for 4 domain of this week’s list.

There were 7 domains that were sold by Buy-It-Now and newly introduced (and soon to be re-branded) Domain Catalog had 3 sales this week.

Flippa 2014 Review: $2.15 Million In Domain Name Sales

This Is The Buyer Of ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com For $85,000

Top Flippa Domain Sales from the past week: Continue reading

2,634 UDRPs Filed With WIPO In 2014 – Philip Morris Filed 81 Cases (+Infographic)

wipoSince the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center administered the first Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) case in 1999, total WIPO case filings have passed the 30,000 mark, encompassing over 58,000 domain names.

In 2014, cybersquatting case filings with WIPO increased by Continue reading

.Guru Slips Out Of the Top 10 New gTLDs After Losing 8,383 Domains

donutsDonuts has been making a lot of posts in the past few days about the New gTLD renewal rate that is currently resting at about 70%.

.Guru is doing worse than 70%. .Guru domain names registered the day after general availability have a <=60% renewal rate. Overall renewal rate must be at about Continue reading