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

September: My 639 Domain Name Renewals And 118 Drops (15.6%)

gtldsLike every month I go through my domains to see what to renew and what not to. In September I renewed 639 domains and dropped 118 of them. So I dropped about 15.6% of the total 757 domain names that I had expiring.

These are the domains I renewed in September for a total of 639:

.com 222
.net 4
.org 52
.info 328
.biz 8
.us 25

Here are the domains I dropped in September by extension for a total of 118: 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