.London Domains In Priority Auctions Could End Up Available For Registration If No One Bids!

london-domainsAnother first from the .London registry, Valideus and Minds + Machines. I was just informed something remarkable about .London Priority Domains that have more than 1 application and therefore are entering an auction in a few days.

If no applicant enters the auction and makes the first bid then the domain name is released to the public and is available for registration!

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Donuts Exceeds 1 Million Domains (A 6,803 Domain Avegare For The 147 New gTLDs)

donutsDonuts released its latest newsletter and announced that it has brought 147 new gTLDs to the public, “offering more choice, specificity and meaningfulness to businesses and individuals worldwide”.

They also announced that they exceeded 1,000,000 registered domains this month:
“With over 960,000 registered domains in the wild, we’re excited to exceed the 1,000,000registered domains milestone this month!”

That is an average of about Continue reading

CENTR Report: 282.5 Million Domains In The World With 1.6% Growth

gtldsAs of August 2014 the total number of domains across all Top Level Domains (TLDs)  stood at 282.5 million (including new gTLDs). This represents a growth of roughly 1.6% since May 2014 (4.5 million registrations).

ccTLDs grew at the highest rate for the past 3 months at 1.7% this compares with 0.3% for legacy gTLDs. The global market share of ccTLDs (as a percentage of all TLD registrations) has been increasing over the past few quarters it currently stands at 45.8% (see left). Continue reading

First .Cymru And .Wales Domains Go Live Today

wales-cymru2Today, the first .cymru and .wales websites will go live when Wales’ First Minister and the National Assembly’s Presiding Officer officially switch over the first tranche of websites to their new internet domains, marking a historic day in Wales’ digital history.

Those wanting to express their Welsh identity online will be able to do so through two new .cymru and .wales domain names. One of the first to go live will be the National Assembly for Wales, who were amongst the first to declare their support for the new internet domains and today they will officially adopt their new assembly.wales and cynulliad.cymru web addresses. Continue reading

New gTLD Weekly Launch Review: .Bayern, .Deals, , OVH, .City

newgtldThis week 3 New gTLDs enter General Availability, another one New gTLD enters the EAP General Availability and 1 enters the landrush phase.

.BAYERN is launching tomorrow the 30th of September.

Donuts enters EAP General Availability for the following 1 New gTLD on Wednesday, October 1st 2014: .City.

It seems that Donuts is running out of extensions. In the next month it only has 1 more New gTLD coming out: .HEALTHCARE Continue reading

Forbes: “How Will The New Dot.Tickets Domain Impact The Way People Buy Tickets Online?”

gtldsForbes did an article called “How Will The New Dot.Tickets Domain Impact The Way People Buy Tickets Online?”

Here are some main points from the article and my opinion at the bottom: Continue reading

Sedo Sells 591 Domains For $1 Million: TheMotel.com $25k + 6 New gTLD Sales

sedoIn the past week 591 (543 last week) transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1 million ($1m last week). Only 201 (154 last week) domains from the 591 were reported by Sedo. The other domains were either private sales or domains that sold for less than 700 USD/EUR/GBP. Over 48% (49% 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 $1,692 ($1,842 last week).

Here are the 201 public and reported Sedo sales for the week September 15 to September 21 2014:

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New gTLD 1st Day Registrations: .Scot 4509, .Beer 1930, .Direct 1716, .Place 775, .Surf 570

newgtldHere are the domain name registration results from this week’s 5 New gTLD launches:

.Scot, the New gTLD for Scotland, launched on the 23rd of September. .Scot had 4,509 domains registered on its first day.

2 Donuts New gTLDs were out of the EAP pricing and into the real (reg fee) general availability on Wednesday: .Direct and .Place

.Direct has 1,716 domains after day 1 and Continue reading

ResellerClub Launches a Pre-Registration Grabber For New gTLDs

newgtldWith several new gTLDs entering General Availability every week, domain registrar, ResellerClub has introduced a bunch of new features to help its clients focus specifically on reselling new gTLDs. The company recently launched a Pre-Registration grabber for all new gTLDs, allowing resellers to pre-book a domain name before it was available in general availability.

According to statistics released by the company, the ResellerClub Pre-Registration tool has had a consistently high success rate in the 2 months since its launch. For instance, .WEBSITE domains entered General Availability last week, and over 90% Continue reading

Dumbass Selling Lenovo.Solutions On eBay For $6 Million

noI just found out that a dumbass from Canada is selling the New gTLD domain name Lenovo.Solutions on eBay for $6 million dollars.

If you are not familiar with the Lenovo brand you can visit lenovo.com. I am sure they have a couple of trademarks or 10+ on the term “lenovo” in connection with computers, laptops, servers etc.

The domain Lenovo.Solutions was registered in April at Go Daddy by this guy: Continue reading