.NYC: 22% Of Registrants Bought Only 1 Domain Each, 3% Of Registrants Bought 30% Of All Domains

nyc.NYC launched on Wednesday the 8th of October. I wanted to find who bought what domains and how many domain names were bought by each registrant.

.NYC didn’t get the results some people were expecting and people that registered .nyc domains didn’t have very good taste. And it shows.


I got the first zone file after the general availability to see who bought what domains and how many of them. There were 26,853 registered domains after the first day.

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83% Of Lawyers Not Eager To Get .Lawyer Or .Attorney Domains

newgtldHere are the results of the latest Law Times online poll.

According to the poll, the majority of respondents aren’t too eager to register a .lawyer or a .attorney domain name for their websites.

83% of poll respondents said a domain name with the word “lawyer” on the right side of the dot is Continue reading

Bluehost Runs Breast Cancer Campaign At Pink.Host (And Will Also Get Blue.Host)

hostBluehost is turning Pink this entire month. October is the month for breast cancer awareness and Bluehost is running a special campaign for it on an alternate URL www.pink.host, pink being the color of solidarity for breast cancer movement.

.Host selected Bluehost as a Pioneer of the New gTLD namespace. As part of the program, Bluehost is keen on using and promote their primary brand on Continue reading

New gTLD Weekly Launch Review: .Realtor, .Army, .Navy, .Airforce, .Vet, .Healthcare, .OOO

newgtldThis week 7 New gTLDs enter General Availability, no New gTLD enters the EAP General Availability and no string enters the landrush phase.

Rightside enters general availability for 4 of its extensions on the 22nd of October: .army, .navy, .airforce and .vet.

One Donuts New gTLD will be out of the EAP pricing and into the real (reg fee) general availability on Wednesday 22nd of October: Continue reading

ICANN Will Release 2-Character New gTLD Domain Names

icannDuring ICANN 51 in Los Angeles on the 16th of October the ICANN Board decided the introduction of 2-character domain names in the New gTLD namespace.

ICANN decided that the proposed registry service for the release of two-character domains in the gTLD namespace does not create a reasonable risk of a Continue reading

Reports On ICANN 51 In Los Angeles

icannCENTR, the association of Internet Country Code Top Level Domain Registries, has released its full report on the ICANN 51 Meeting held last week in Los Angeles.

The report covers in detail the sessions held by the ccNSO, GNSO and GAC. The IANA stewardship transition and ICANN Accountability were the meta themes which crossed many of the discussions during the week. Continue reading

Sedo Sells 491 Domains For $1 Million: GoldPay.com 50,000 EUR, Stream.org $20,000

sedoIn the past week 491 (443 last week) transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1 million ($1.2m last week). Only 174 (160 last week) domains from the 491 were reported by Sedo. The other domains were either private sales or domains that sold for less than 700 USD/EUR/GBP. Over 51% (51% last week) of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Sedo will not reveal what is the Buy Now percentage of the public sales vs the percentage of the private sales. And will not reveal what percentage of the total sales value do the Buy Now listings represent.

The average domain name sales price was $2,037 ($2,709 last week).

Here are the 174 public and reported Sedo sales for the week October 6 to October 13 2014:

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New gTLD 1st Day Registrations: .Okinawa 640, Google’s .Soy 182

newgtldHere are the domain name registration results from this week’s 2 New gTLD launches:

.Okinawa entered general availability on the 14th of October. Okinawa prefecture is located in the southernmost of Japan. The purpose of .okinawa is to promote Okinawa and spread to the world Okinawa brand. .Okinawa had just 640 registrations after its first day of general availability.

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Rightside To Launch 11 New Domains In 2014 & Plans GoDaddy Promotion On Veterans Day

rightsideRightside Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq:NAME) announced today it will launch 11 additional Top Level Domains (TLDs) by the end of 2014, bringing its in-market portfolio to 28.

“The diverse group of TLDs is expected to appeal to individuals looking to express their interests and personalities online, as well as businesses and entrepreneurs seeking web addresses that are both more memorable and relevant for their customers.”

Next week, members of the armed forces, as well as military families, supporters, and veterans, can begin registering Continue reading

IoN Magazine: New Magazine Dedicated To The Domain Name Industry

IoN-Magazine-Issue-2IoN Magazine (Standing for ‘Internet of Names’) is a new magazine dedicated to the domain name system industry. It provides the latest news, views, reviews, a quintessential guide to ICANN conferences – and occasionally hopes to amuse.

The first issue was distributed at ICANN 50 in London. The latest, 2nd issue, is available for free at ICANN 51 in Los Angeles or you can read the online Continue reading