1,288,029 New gTLD Domains Were Registered In November

newgtldHere are some interesting stats about the domain name industry in general and about new domain names that Donuts, the largest registry in terms of number of extensions, shared in their newsletter.

Industry And Donuts Growth: Continue reading

NamesCon Domain Auction: Submission Selection Is Almost Complete

namescon-escrowRightOfTheDot was planning to have completed the final selections for the NamesCon domain auction by the end of last week, but due to an overwhelming submission response, the submission selection has been delayed by a little bit.

I have submitted 4 domains and I wonder if these will make the list. I have submitted Continue reading

Domain Name Black Friday: NamesCon, Namesilo, Dynadot, Hover, 101Domain, Blacknight, Namecheap, .CLUB

gtldsHere are some domain name related Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that I could find.

The deals are mostly about new domain name registrations of New gTLDs but some registrars include discounts on .com domains and ccTLDs.

Most new gtld deals are connected to the promotion that Radix is running.

Here are the deals and discounts from NamesCon, Namesilo, Dynadot, Hover, 101Domain and Blacknight: Continue reading

37 (3-Number) .Club Domains Sell For $44,727 At Sedo

club-new-gtldSedo hosted an exclusive Numeric Auction with .club domain names, from November 12- 19.

Featured names were 111.club, 333.club, 800.club and many more. The domains were auctioned off without a reserve price and all domains were sold for a total of $44,727.

Here is the complete list of 37 domain names in the auction and the prices these were sold for: Continue reading

.ONLINE Is The Fastest New Extention To Sell 100,000 Domains

radix-onlineAfter a very successful launch (38,000 domains in the first 24 hours) and breaking all nTLDrecords, .online surpassed 100,000 domain registrations this morning. Radix shared the 100,000th domain to be registered  - myfamilyroots.online that came through eNom.

While .online got a jumpstart at general availability, the TLD has maintained momentum and climbed to a top 15 nTLD spot in less than 3 months from GA.  The TLD has featured on several registrar storefronts like GoDaddy, 1&1, Namecheap (retailing around the $9-$15)  that have played a significant role in getting the TLD so high up in the ranks, so early.

Sandeep Ramchandani, Business Head of Radix "It is definitely an exciting time for us & we're glad that all the effort & resources invested in this extension are coming to fruition. The next year is going to be EVEN bigger & we're certain .online will emerge as one of the leading new extensions."  This milestone comes at a time as Radix surpasses 1 million Domains Under Management.  A quick scan of the .online zone through DataProvider pulls out some interesting data points:

  • 100+ sites in Alexa 1 million & it's the 2nd fastest nTLD in terms of new additions to the Alexa 1 million list (for the last 30 days)
  • 70% domains between 3-10 characters
  • 28,500+ domains already have developed sites in just 2.5 months of launch. This excludes sites with parked & placeholder pages.
    • There are a total of 246,085 pages on these developed site
    • 9,727 are optimized for mobile or have a mobile version
    • 42,100+ of the domains have MX records
    • Language
      • 56% sites in English
      • 19.4% sites in German
      • 8.6% sites in Dutch
      • 4.9% sites in Russian
      • 2.1% sites in French

The sites with the most amount of traffic on .online are:

    • http://www.dkj.online/
      • http://expertos.online/
      • http://www.eshoppingmall.online/
      • http://customapparel.online/

Here’s a testimonial from one of their customers summing up why .online works and why the TLD is where it is today "“online embodied the nature of our business more than other options. We love the fact it's not connected to a country, but that it's connected to a concept. We've received a lot of positive feedback with the new extension, and it's resolved a lot of confusion our previous country based extension had. We believe .online is the best extension for business like ours!” – Melinda Jacobs, Founder & CEO www.clustr.online

Over 10,000 5-Number .Club Domain Names Got Registered Yesterday

club-new-gtldColin Campbell, Chairman and Founder of .Club Domains, just announced on Twitter that over 10,000 5-number .club domain names were registered yesterday.

Domains such as 19998.club, 21112.club, 21113.club, 71255.club and 99769.club were registered.

Today's news came after Continue reading

Chinese Domaining: The Number Nine

Chinese-Domaining-Masterclass-The-Number-SevenTLD Registry, the registry of Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) top level domains, is releasing the fifth installment of their Chinese Domaining Masterclass blog series.

TLD Registry presented the world’s first, and still currently the world’s only Chinese Domaining Masterclass, at the industry-leading domain investing conference, NamesCon 2015. After several months of research, development, writing, and refining, they created a 120-page curriculum for western domain investors to use as a resource to help them confidently invest in Chinese-specific domains, without knowing a single word of Chinese.

I attended the "Chinese Domaining Masterclass" in NamesCon and I wrote a blog post about it: 10 Things I Learned About Chinese Domain Names.

Now, TLD Registry is releasing portions of the acclaimed and sought-after masterclass curriculum to the general public, in the form of a blog series, which will be weekly blog posts focused on providing tips and tricks to help you invest in Chinese IDNs, again, without knowing anything about the Chinese language.

The articles from the blog series are written by TLD Registry’s Mitch Watkins.

The first installment was about Chinese numerics, specifically, the number seven. The second one was about the number three. The third was about the number 4. The fourth was about the number 8.

Today’s topic: "The Number Nine" Continue reading

.London Domain Name Renewal Rate Is 75.4%

london-domains.London announced today that its domain name renewal rate is 75.4%.

This renewal rate is for a total of 38,389 names applied for during the Dot London combined Sunrise and Landrush period as well as the first day of General Availability, registered between August 19th and September 9th 2014. All domain renewals Continue reading

Sedo Adds Search Filter For Numeric Domain Names & Auctions 37 3-Number .Club Domains

sedo Sedo announced today that it integrated a new feature: a search filter that will only show numeric domain names in the search results.

This is valuable for all Sedo customers but will especially impact the Chinese customers whose interest in numeric domains continue to grow at a rapid rate.

Throughout 2015, sales for numeric domains, such as 7384.com or 17117.com, have increased exponentially, particularly with buyers from China. In the last week of October, more than 10% of Sedo’s sales were Continue reading

Rightside: Revenue Up 11%, Registrar Renewal Rate Is 75.4%

rightsideRightside Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq:NAME), today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015.

"In the third quarter, we, delivered record quarterly revenue and margins continue to increase year-over-year due to the impact of the new generic Top Level Domain program on both the Registry and Registrar businesses," said Chief Executive Officer Taryn Naidu.

"Name.com had another strong quarter with revenue up 23% year-over-year driven by strong new gTLD registrations. We are excited about the market opportunity and to see increased market adoption of our new gTLDs as they are Continue reading