.NYC Celebrates Its Anniversary By Releasing Over 16,000 .NYC Domains

nycNew York City and Neustar, the official registry operator for .nyc, released today over 16,000 new .nyc website addresses for businesses, organizations, and individuals with a physical address in the five boroughs.

Domain names are available on a first come, first served basis, from accredited .nyc registrars and at standard market prices.

The domains were released Thursday, October 8, 2015 starting at 3:00pm EDT.

New Yorkers can register one of these new .nyc web addresses by Continue reading

.Online & .Tech In The Streets Of San Francisco (video)

radix-onlineRadix, the .online/.tech/.website registry, published a video from their PR efforts in the streets of San Francisco.

"We were creating a buzz on the streets, talking about the awesome new domain names available - .TECH and .ONLINE! Well, basically it's time to move beyond .com. It's time to #unCOMplicate"

Radix has also put domain name ads on bus shelters in San Francisco.

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.CLUB September Premium Name Sales (SOHO.CLUB, MOBI.CLUB)

club-new-gtldSeptember was a busy month of travel for the .CLUB team, starting and ending the month with events focused on the Domain Investor community, DomainFest Asia in Macau and then The Domain Conference in our hometown of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

The premium name sales continue to grow on a month to month basis, as do the sales and auctions of the deleted dropping names on the SnapNames platform. September marks the first full month that .CLUB names were available on SnapNames. Total premium name sales for September, including SnapNames auctions, came to $64,423.82.

As of September 30, 2015, total cumulative sales of registry reserved premium .CLUB names came to $1,153,522.02. The highest single sale Continue reading

This Is What Will Happen To Expired .NYC Domain Names

nycConnectingNYC.org asked the .NYC registry, Neustar, what will happen to the first year registrations of .nyc domain names that are beginning to expire.

.NYC domain names will drop as usual and no domains are going to be reserved by the city or the registry. Of course registrars are free to auction these domains to the highest bidder.

ConnectingNYC.org received the following response: Continue reading

Google Domains Adds Nearly 90 Donuts Domains To Its Inventory

donutsDonuts Inc., the largest registry for new domain names, like .guru, .media and .photography, said today that Google has added nearly 90 of the company’s domain options to its domain name sales platform, bringing a more diverse set of new domains to its system.

In beta in the United States since last year, Google Domains is a Continue reading

My First Snail Mail Domain Name Offer

gtldsUsually a letter to a domain investor means a C&D or even worse a lawsuit. In the past it could mean a UDRP too but rules changed and everything related to a UDRP complaint is transmitted electronically only.

But surprisingly a letter could mean a domain name inquiry. And this time it was not just an inquiry but contained what was my first domain name purchase offer by snail mail. 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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“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

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