Net.Work Sold For $100k Was Only 1 Of 430 Premium .Work Domains Sold

MindsAndMachinesMinds + Machines Group Limited announced that registrations within .work have now passed 55,000 positioning it in the top 20 of new top-level domains launched under ICANN’s new gTLD programme.

The company also reported the sale of the Premium Name “net.work” for US$100,000 (£62,500) as a result of the Group’s direct sales team activity. The price charged is for the first year usage, a significant annual renewal fee then applies. The fee was not revealed in the announcement but Continue reading

Q2 2015 Premium TLD 50: .Global Has 38% Growth, Average TLD Price Is $71

starting-dotStarting Dot published the Q2 2015 Premium TLD 50, and they are beginning to see some interesting trends in this space.

There’s stability at the top, with the 5 biggest TLDs by volume all showing stable growth and holding their relative positions compared to the Q1 Premium TLD 50.

In the Top 10, .global has Continue reading

Fox Buys Fox.Today For $12,500 & 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Buys Flowers.Today For $12,500

newgtldThe New gTLD domain name sales report is back. Courtesy of Sold.Domains that now has more than 500 secondary market sales in its database.

Donuts is releasing during the summer thousands of previously reserves domain names because of ICANN collisions.

This week Donuts is releasing the Generic and Fun collision domains this week: .COOL, .WTF, .ZONE, .GUIDE, .PLACE, .FAIL, .CENTER, .EXPOSED, .GRIPE, .TODAY, .LIFE, .CHURCH.

There were 30 domains sold in the first 3 Donuts EAP days for  Continue reading

.CLUB Will Be Selling 8,000 Premium Domains Through Registrars From July 1, 2015 (list)

club-new-gtldThe .CLUB Registry has decided to release almost 8,000 of their Premium reserved domain names through registrars.

Up until now premium .Club domain names were only being offered by Sedo.

On July 1st, 2015, the .CLUB registry will be releasing its premium reserved domains to its big list of accredited registrars.

.Club currently has 248,661 domain name registrations. (according to Namestat.org) The number must be well over Continue reading

Each New .LGBT Name Donates $20 to the It Gets Better Project

afilias.LGBT (dotLGBT) domain registry operator Afilias announced the launch of the .LGBT Pride Program in celebration of two recent victories for LGBT equality: the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the right to marriage equality in the US, and Ireland’s legalization of same-sex civil marriage.

From today through October 11, 2015 – National Coming Out Day – every new .LGBT web address registered will trigger a US$20 donation from Continue reading

Domain Name Association Issues June 2015 “State of the Domains Report”

thednaThe Domain Name Association issued the latest "State of the Domains Report" that has many interesting articles and information.

I personally think that the most interesting articles are the ones from Andrew Brier, owner of NameStat.org and Simon Cousins, CEO of Allegravita LLC. I met them both at NamesCon this year and I can tell you they are both very passionate at what they do and very good too!

Domain Name Association has undergone some changes lately with new members introduced into its board and the launch of inthewild.domains website.

You can read the complete "State of the Domains Report" here: Continue reading

.Bank: 4,700 Applications So Far (several weeks required for verification)

ftldAs of today, there have been more than 4,700 applications for .Bank domain names and this has far exceeded fTLD's early expectations.

As there are many banks that applied for multiple domain names, the registry is working to determine the actual number of bank applicants.

They expect the Symantec verification process will adjust from taking a recent average of four days to potentially several weeks. While a domain is awaiting processing by Symantec, it remains in a pending create status with Continue reading

20 .Club Domain Names You Can Buy From $1,500

club-new-gtldThere are many opportunities in buying New gTLD domain names right now. I wanted to make it easier for some people and list some .club domain names that are available for purchase.

I went through more than 5,000 .club domain names at Sedo with ΒΙΝ prices from $1,500 and up to $5,000 and found the best 20 in my subjective opinion.

These are domain names that are available at the time of writing at a BUY IT NOW price at Sedo.com.

So here is my top 20 list of .Club domain names priced from $1,500 and up to $5,000: Continue reading

How To Pay 3% Escrow Fee At Sedo Instead Of 15%

sedoThis is how you can save a lot of money at Sedo. I don't normally use Sedo as a domain name escrow service for private transactions.

I use Escrow.com that also supports both US Dollars and Euro and is much cheaper.

Yesterday, the domain name Autism.Rocks sold at Sedo for $100,000. The seller talked to Continue reading

Afilias Adds .PROMO To Its New gTLD Portfolio

afiliasDomain registry operator Afilias announced today they are expanding their new top level domain (TLD) portfolio to include dotPROMO (.PROMO).

"Promotions have become an integral part of almost every sales process worldwide, especially branded products. According Razorfish’s Continue reading