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

.GR Domains I Bought This Year

grI am buying .com, .org and New gTLDs but I am also buying a few ccTLDs.

I own a few .co.uk, a couple .co (do these count as ccTLDs?) and of course a lot of .gr domain names.

This is a list of the .gr domains I have bought in 2015 up until now. I think it is interesting to see the quality of .gr domains that are becoming available. Most of these domains are from drops. And there are no auctions, just simple backorders.

The thing that you need to know, before registering any .gr domains, is what English words are popular and used in Greece. For example almost no one uses the word attorney, so attorney.gr would be next to worthless. It's only the word lawyer that is used in Greece.

I am only posting the domains that are in English. I also buy .gr domains that are in Greeklish (Greek language written using the Latin alphabet) that are pretty popular in Greece.

Here is a list of .gr domains I bought: Continue reading

Namejet Sells 102 Domains For $1.32 Million In September: GJ.com, WestLand.com

namejetNamejet released it's September 2015 domain name auctions report. Namejet sold 102 (79 domains in August) domains for $1,322,563 ($399,459 in August).

Namejet only reports domains that were sold for $2,000 or more. I am sure that the bulk amount of sales are below this threshold. Here are the 102 reported domain sales at Namejet: Continue reading

Flippa Weekly Domain Sales: RentAtlas.com $10,000, Nicknames.com $9,061

flippaHighest domain name sale this week at Flippa was RentAtlas.com that sold for $10,000.

Post-Auction Negotiation was the method of sale for 3 domains of this week’s list.

There were 17 domains that were sold by Buy-It-Now and the "Flippa Portfolio Section" (previously known as Domain Catalog) had 15 sales this week.

[* denotes "Confirmation Pending"]

Top Flippa Domain Sales from the past week: Continue reading

Record Breaking Q3 For StartingDot Premium Names (.ski domain sells for 5 figures)


With all 3 of the StartingDot TLDs now rolled out, and more registrars than ever offering .archi, .bio and .ski, demand has been increasing for StartingDot domain names in general, and premium names in particular.

"Just like real estate, the domain industry also offers prime locations which are seen as being more valuable. Our policy with regards to these “premium” names has always been to make them as accessible as possible."

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DomainNameSales.com Support Is Unpredictable

dns_brokersSince 2012 that I have been using DomainNameSales.com I can't say that I am impressed with support. DNS is a very good platform (with some glitches here and there) but support needs some work.

Support is sometimes responsive and other times they just never reply or reply after a couple of reminders.

On the 16th of September I started 2 tickets. The first was about a few problems I had with Continue reading

“Learn how to save money and sell domains” – GoDaddy (video)

godaddyThis is the 2nd of the videos of the latest Go Daddy video series called On The Dot. This video is called "Learn how to save money and sell new domains like a boss with the Discount Domain Club."

The video features Joe Styler, Aftermarket Product Manager at GoDaddy/Afternic, and Sarah Ptalis, Aftermarket Director of Product Management at Go Daddy and Afternic.

At 14:15 of the video my sister website Sold.Domains gets a shoutout for which I am really grateful to Joe!

Here is the very interesting video: Continue reading

.Club To Auction 25 Domain Names (c.club, PC.club, etc.)

club-new-gtldJeff Sass, CMO of .Club, revealed at The Domain Conference that the .Club registry will be holding an auction in China in November.

The auction will feature 24 2-character .club domains and the 1-character domain name c.club.

The 24 2-character domain names include domains such as PC.club, DK.club, QC.club, PJ.club, JD.club and others.

Beginning October 29th and ending November 5th, .Club Domains and EachNic.com bring you a series of five fast moving auctions that will last three days each. You can bid directly online from the EachNic.com platform or through a third party auction concierge.

Each auction ends exactly at 10:30 pm Eastern Time (7:30 pm Pacific Time) on the below designated date.

Here is the complete list and the reserves: Continue reading

The Power Of Domain Names

gtldsThis is the power of domain names that some people don't understand or pretend not to understand.

I got an inquiry for one of my domain names, AthensTaxi.com, the other day. Now that I also own AthensTaxi.gr, I can write the story.

I replied to the inquiry with Continue reading

ICANN Publishes 1st Global Registrant Survey By Nielsen

icannThe Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today published the findings of its first Global Registrant Survey, which was conducted on its behalf by Nielsen.

The study demonstrates, among other things, that domain name registrants are more familiar with new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) than general Internet users who have not registered a domain.

Survey participants were questioned about their Continue reading

“What Will You Do With Your Domain Name?” – New GoDaddy Commercial

godaddyGoDaddy just released a new commercial that covers (almost) everything you can do with a domain name. Only thing they forgot is: resell it!

The new ad is simple and to the point. Too bad it only targets the Canadian market...

"What will you do with your domain name? This GoDaddy commercial gives you Continue reading