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

Sedo Introduces Domain Name “Owner Self-Verification”

sedoSedo announced today that they launched a new feature  today.

With the new domain name Ownership Self-Verification, the ownership status of your domains won’t have to be checked manually anymore. This way they have eliminated the risk of domains being put into the wrong account.

Your account now features a personal Continue reading

Verisign Q1 2015 Report – Internet Grows to 294 Million Domain Names

verisignToday, Verisign released its latest Domain Name Industry Brief, which provides a review of the state of the domain name industry through statistical and analytical research. The following are the top-line numbers at the close of Q1 2015: 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

The Domain Name Transfer Process (video)

godaddyLearn about the domain transfer process from start to finish from this new Go Daddy video.

A lot of people find it difficult to transfer a domain name from one registrar to another. This video will make it easier for them to understand the domain name transfer basics.

Watch the video here: 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

Flippa Surpasses $150 Million In Domain Name & Website Sales

flippa_400x400Flippa announced that it reached a new milestone during the weekend.

Over $150 million in transactions have been processed on Flippa. This figure includes both domain name and website sales.

Just a few weeks back Flippa also reached 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

Epik.com Gets A New User Interface

epik-logoEpik.com announced today that have made what is probably the biggest user interface upgrades to date.

The Epik design team, led by Ala Dadan, had a main goal with the new interface upgrade that was to make it easier for customers to manage their domains, whether its a single domain or hundreds of domains. You can now Continue reading