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

Daily Domain Sales (10-24-2014): BigHomes.com $3,300, BL2.com $2,750, Calia.com $1,626

dailyThere are 13 4-figure sales in the report today. I was a bidder on 2 of these 13 domains but lost. Good deals are all around us.

There were 17 4-figure sales yesterday plus the Great Domains auction.

Rolf Larsen, founder and CEO of dot GLOBAL, wrote an article called “What Have We Learned From .Com?” on “Innovation Insights” of Wired.com. Some people will not like what I said about the article.

Some very interesting comments have been posted by a practicing lawyer on what he thinks about the new .lawyer and .attorney new gtlds and the ones that are coming soon.

I did a report on all .NYC domain registrations from the 1st day of general availability. Among other things, I found that 22% Of Registrants Bought Only 1 Domain Each and that 3% Of Registrants Bought 30% Of All Domains. I also found the 12 registrants that have more than 85 domains registered each. The results were sometimes surprising.

Click here to see domain sale reports from the past week.

Here are yesterday’s domain sales and auctions: Continue reading

Flippa Weekly Domain Sales: LowCarb.com $45,000, Anonymity.com $13,433

flippaHighest sale this week at Flippa was the domain name LowCarb.com that was sold for $45,000.

Post-Auction Negotiation was the method of sale for 6 domains of this week’s list. These Flippa post-auction negotiations are working very well.

There were 3 domains that were sold by Buy-It-Now and newly introduced Domain Catalog had 3 sales this week.

Top Flippa Domain Sales from Last Week: Continue reading

Daily Domain Sales (10-23-2014): Drones.net $17,500, Airline.org $2,601

dailyThere were 17 4-figure sales yesterday plus the Great Domains auction and of course DomainInvesting.com reported the sale of the domain Ebola.com for $50,000 plus shares for a total of more than $200k.

Rolf Larsen, founder and CEO of dot GLOBAL, wrote an article called “What Have We Learned From .Com?” on “Innovation Insights” of Wired.com. Some people will not like what I said about the article.

Some very interesting comments have been posted by a practicing lawyer on what he thinks about the new .lawyer and .attorney new gtlds and the ones that are coming soon.

I did a report on all .NYC domain registrations from the 1st day of general availability. Among other things I found that 22% Of Registrants Bought Only 1 Domain Each and that 3% Of Registrants Bought 30% Of All Domains. I also found qho are the 12 registrants that have more than 85 domains registered each. The results were sometimes surprising.

Click here to see domain sale reports from the past week.

Here are yesterday’s domain sales and auctions: Continue reading

Paper: New gTLDs, Registries & Registrars (Myth & Fact)

newgtldA new paper commissioned by CENTR and written by Architelos evaluating the impact of new gTLDs, in particular on the domain name sales channels has been published.

In August of 2014, CENTR commissioned Architelos to conduct a study documenting the New gTLD sales channel and registry-registrar dynamic. The goal of the study was to review the most prevalent beliefs and predictions Continue reading

How Many Domain Registrations Did .Realtor Get On 1st Day? Nobody Knows!

newgtld.Realtor launched yesterday by the National Association of Realtors that is offering 500,000 free domains to its members. One problem with the extension is that geographic, generic terms and initials are not available for anyone to register. And only members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) and The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) can use the .REALTOR domain.

I wasn’t expecting a lot of registrations on day 1 as all registrations will Continue reading

.OOO Has 28,133 Premium(?) Domains And 149 Registrations After Its 1st Day

newgtld.OOO entered general availability yesterday, 24th of October. According to ntldstats.com it has about 28,500 domains after its first day. But more than 28,000 are the so called .ooo premium reserved domains. I have no idea what the registry is calling premium .ooo domains but I would never have guessed that it could be so many!

The real registrations are 170 and that includes the Continue reading

Daily Domain Sales (10-22-2014): LocalGenius.com $14,000, Billigerflüge.de 5,555 EUR, Urle.com $5,605

dailyRolf Larsen, founder and CEO of dot GLOBAL, wrote an article called “What Have We Learned From .Com?” on “Innovation Insights” of Wired.com. Some people will not like what I said about the article.

Some very interesting comments have been posted by a practicing lawyer on what he thinks about the new .lawyer and .attorney new gtlds and the ones that are coming soon.

I did a report on all .NYC domain registrations from the 1st day of general availability. Among other things I found that 22% Of Registrants Bought Only 1 Domain Each and that 3% Of Registrants Bought 30% Of All Domains. I also found qho are the 12 registrants that have more than 85 domains registered each. The results were sometimes surprising.

Click here to see domain sale reports from the past week.

Here are yesterday’s domain sales and auctions: Continue reading

Verisign Q3 2014 Report: 1.15 Million New Domains Added Ending Quarter With 130 Million

verisignVeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), today reported financial and business results for the third quarter of 2014, including stats on .com and .net domain names that are on the rise.

Third Quarter GAAP Financial Results
VeriSign, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Verisign”) reported revenue of $255 million for the third quarter of 2014, up 4.7 percent from the same quarter in 2013. Verisign reported net income of $95 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.69 for the third quarter of 2014, compared to net income of $81 million and diluted EPS of $0.53 in the same quarter in 2013. The Continue reading

“What Have We Learned From .Com?” Apparently Not A Lot!

newgtldRolf Larsen, founder and CEO of dot GLOBAL, wrote an article on “Innovation Insights” of Wired.com. Some people will not like what I have to say about the article, including Rolf.

These kind of articles are misleading at best and are doing a disservice to the domain name industry. Here is why.

The article is named “What Have We Learned From .Com ? Could New gTLDs Help Make the Internet More Resilient?”.

Apparently we have learned nothing because .com is not mentioned Continue reading

.Realtor Launches Today But Geographic, Generic Terms And Initials Are Not Available

realtorThe National Association of Realtors launches .REALTOR today October 23 offering 500,000 domains to its members but geographic, generic terms and initials are not available.

For example if you are named John Cooper Smith you can’t register the domain name jcs.realtor. And of course you can’t get anything like NewYork.realtor, Continue reading