Growth Of 1.1% In 2015 For The “Big Six” Legacy TLDs (Vs. 2.5% in 2014)

gtldsThe Afnic Industry Report on Domain Names analyses the prospects for growth in 2015 of the 6 main Legacy gTLDs: the .com, .net and .org stand up better than .biz, .info, and .mobi.

It shows that the most recent Legacy TLDs suffer much more from the competition of the new TLDs than .com, .net and .org. The resistance factor can also be seen in the ccTLDs of the European Union, whose growth, at month-end August, was 2.5% over a sliding 12-month period (3.8% for the .fr TLD). It therefore seems premature to proclaim today the "end" of the Legacy TLDs. Continue reading

Verisign Report: 296 Million Domain Names Registered Worldwide, 2 Million Added In Q2

verisignVeriSign, Inc. announced two million domain names were added to the Internet in the second quarter of 2015, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 296 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of June 30, 2015, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief.

The increase of two million domain names globally equates to a growth rate of 0.8 percent over the first quarter of 2015. Worldwide registrations have grown by 16.4 million, or 5.9 percent, year over year.

The .com and .net TLDs experienced aggregate growth Continue reading

XYZ Registry Is Running A Parallel .COM & .XYZ Domain Registration Contest

xyz-logo-purpleThink you can register the best .COM or .XYZ domain name and win $1,000? Then you can take The Challenge at TheChallenge.xyz while you hand-register the best domains you can find and submit your entries on the official contest site.

You have to submit your entry, along with a short survey, and you’ll enter your chance to win $1,000.

There is going to be one .XYZ and one .COM domain winner for each entry period so Continue reading

Verisign Q2 2015 Report: 133.5 Million .Com & .Net Domains With 3.1% Increase

verisignVeriSign, Inc. reported financial results for the second quarter of 2015.

Second Quarter GAAP Financial Results
VeriSign, Inc. and subsidiaries ("Verisign") reported revenue of $263 million for the second quarter of 2015, up 4.9 percent from the same quarter in 2014. Verisign reported net income of Continue reading

Sedo Celebrates The .Com Anniversary With A Website & Infographic

sedoSedo created a .Com anniversary website at https://sedo.com/30yearscom and a .Com anniversary infographic. Continue reading

NameJet Sold 941 Domains Names For Almost 6 Million USD In 2014

namejetNameJet, the domain name auction house, sold 941 domain names for $2,000 and over in 2014 for a total value of $5,984,520 USD.

LIU.com was the top domain with a selling price of $155,688. There was another 6 figure sale in 2014: liao.com for $100k. There were 130 5-figure domain sales in 2014 at NameJet.

Namejet.com's sales distribution for over $2,000 by TLD was: Continue reading

November: 827 Domain Name Renewals And 119 Drops (12.6%)

gtldsLike every month I go through my domains to see what to renew and what not to. I am a bit late on this report because of the holidays and NamesCon.

So, in November I renewed 827 domains and dropped 119 of them. So I dropped about 12.6% of the total 946 domain names that I had expiring.

In October I had 476 domains in total to renew so you can see that my renewals fluctuate a lot from month to month.

These are the domains I renewed in November for a total of 946: Continue reading

October: My 476 Domain Name Renewals And 49 Drops (9.3%)

gtldsLike every month I go through my domains to see what to renew and what not to. I am a bit late on this report. So, in October I renewed 476 domains and dropped 49 of them. So I dropped about 9.3% of the total 525 domain names that I had expiring.

In September I had 757 domains in total to renew so you can see that my renewals fluctuate month to month.

These are the domains I renewed in October for a total of 476:

.com 236
.net 3
.org 38
.info 184
.biz 5
.us 10

Here are the domains I dropped in October by extension for a total of 49: Continue reading

Internet.bs Releases List Of 9.5 Million Unregistered .COM Domains

gtldsInternet.bs is releasing a list of 9.5 million .COM names which are currently registered under other TLD spaces yet remain unregistered under .COM. That’s a lot of list!

"There is so much potential amongst these names for high value .COM domains that have so far gone undiscovered."

The list is being released in stages, with those domains starting with numbers, through those starting with the letter Continue reading

2 New Videos From The .COM & .NET Campaign by Verisign

gtldsVerisign, the registry operator for .com, .net and other domain names, is releasing a series of short, humorous videos this month promoting .com and .net domain names

You can see the first 2 videos, Cake in a Club and Fish on a Bus here.

Verisign released 2 new videos from the "Make Your Idea Official" campaign Continue reading