Namejet released it’s March 2014 domain name auctions report. Namejet sold 74 domains for $404,498 in March 2014. 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 74 reported domain sales at Namejet: Continue reading
The domain name Election.com is in a public auction at Namejet since yesterday and after just a few hours it is already at $18,600. How much do you think it will be sold for? There are currently 321 bidders in the auction. There was no reserve.
Estibot.com values the domain at $142,000.
The domain was registered in 1995 and is auctioned off by it’s owner New Ventures Services Corp. (A few years back the domain was being redirected to accenture.com)
BTW elections.com registered in 1999 is parked at domainsponsor.com.
Please vote in the poll below and leave a comment if you want with the exact price you think the domain will be sold for.
This past week the following 2 Donuts New gTLDs entered general availability with EAP: .marketing and .holiday.
The total Donuts EAP purchases from the first 3 EAP days is at about $16,200 or more depending on the premium domain names. This was a very slow week.
Some of the sales are difficult to find as a few domains don’t have nameserves and don’t appear in the zone files. Only sales over $1,000 are reported.
There was no domain name sold on the 1st day of the EAP for about $12,500 or more depending on the registration/renewal price (premium level or no premium).
EURid has been confirmed as the registry manager of the .eu top-level domain for the next five years, with the European Commission Decision (2014/207/EU), published in the Official Journal of the European Union (L109).
“We feel honored to have been chosen again to serve all the .eu registrars and registrants,” stated Marc Van Wesemael, CEO of EURid. “The decision comes Continue reading
The New gTLDs .red, .blue and .pink launched today by Afilias. The .BLUE, .RED, .PINK general availability period opened at 16:00:00 UTC on April 17, 2014.
A lot of people complained that they couldn’t find what registrars are offering these 3 new gtlds. Visiting the official Afilias website is not very helpful.
Even going to http://www.afilias.info/pre-register gets you nowhere. The official websites for .red, .blue and .pink are subdomains of afilias.info but I can’t find a link to them anywhere.
Here are the links to the individual oficial websites: Continue reading
Donuts entered EAP general availability for the following 3 New gTLDs yesterday:
.Codes, .Farm and .Viajes (travel in Spanish).
This seem like a slow week for Donuts with weak strings. I don’t know the Spanish market so I am not sure about .viajes but judging from .travel and the recent launch of .uno things don’t seem promising. I might be after a couple of .farm but that is about it.
The following 2 New gTLDs are out of the EAP pricing and into the real (reg fee) general availability today: .Holiday and .Marketing. .Holiday had 2338 registrations after the first day and .Marketing had 2963 domains.
123-Reg.co.uk send an email to all it’s customers as phishing emails were sent to several customers. Here is the email:
It has come to our attention that some customers may have received an email purporting to be from 123-Reg in relation to the “limit load available for the existing pay rate plan being exceeded”. The email looks like this… Continue reading
Future Media Architects, Inc. (FMA) owned by domainer Thunayan K AL-Ghanim (aka “Elequa”) is dropping thousands of 3 letter .info. FMA owns domain names such as media.com, multimedia.com, fm.com mp3.tv, dj.net and i.net.
I read a comment by Mark about thousands of 3-letter .info dropping and I immediately thought of FMA that at one point owned about 3872 3-letter .info domains.
I checked and found out that he has already dropped 2000 .info domains and is in the process (domains are in pending delete status) another 700+. Once these are dropped he will be down to 1135 3-letter .info domains having dropped 2737 domains.
He is dropping lower quality 3-letter domains such as: rdx.info, yuq.info, yxi.info, lgv.info
joj.info and zqq.info.
He is keeping domains such as Continue reading
New gTLDs surpassed 500,000 domain name registrations today reaching 531,665 registrations with the help of 5 Uniregistry new gtlds that launched yesterday and .buzz. Here are their first day registration numbers:
Not sure what the real registration numbers are because yesterday Uniregistry registered Continue reading