.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.

Here is the video: Continue reading

.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

I Will Even List Domains For Sale That Are Not Actually For Sale!

gtldsI am listing all my domain names for sale. Even OnlineDomain.com or OnlineDomains.com will get listed. But I am not really interested in selling all of my domains.

And it is not only domains that are developed that are not for sale. I have a few domain names that I simply will not sell. Zournas.com for example. It is my last name and I don't want to sell it. And there are more domains not for sale that are not so obvious. Like the first domain name I ever bought in 2000. It still makes money 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

.GR Domains I Bought This Year

grI am buying .com, .org and New gTLDs but I am also buying a few ccTLDs.

I own a few .co.uk, a couple .co (do these count as ccTLDs?) and of course a lot of .gr domain names.

This is a list of the .gr domains I have bought in 2015 up until now. I think it is interesting to see the quality of .gr domains that are becoming available. Most of these domains are from drops. And there are no auctions, just simple backorders.

The thing that you need to know, before registering any .gr domains, is what English words are popular and used in Greece. For example almost no one uses the word attorney, so attorney.gr would be next to worthless. It's only the word lawyer that is used in Greece.

I am only posting the domains that are in English. I also buy .gr domains that are in Greeklish (Greek language written using the Latin alphabet) that are pretty popular in Greece.

Here is a list of .gr domains I bought: Continue reading

Namejet Sells 102 Domains For $1.32 Million In September: GJ.com, WestLand.com

namejetNamejet released it's September 2015 domain name auctions report. Namejet sold 102 (79 domains in August) domains for $1,322,563 ($399,459 in August).

Namejet only reports domains that were sold for $2,000 or more. I am sure that the bulk amount of sales are below this threshold. Here are the 102 reported domain sales at Namejet: Continue reading

Flippa Weekly Domain Sales: RentAtlas.com $10,000, Nicknames.com $9,061

flippaHighest domain name sale this week at Flippa was RentAtlas.com that sold for $10,000.

Post-Auction Negotiation was the method of sale for 3 domains of this week’s list.

There were 17 domains that were sold by Buy-It-Now and the "Flippa Portfolio Section" (previously known as Domain Catalog) had 15 sales this week.

[* denotes "Confirmation Pending"]

Top Flippa Domain Sales from the past week: Continue reading