Sedo’s Top New gTLD Domain Name Sales in 2014 (baltic.cruises, eat.club )

sedoSedo announced its 2014 list of the highest-valued public New gTLD and IDN New gTLD domain sales of the year.

In 2014, the highest sale of a new gTLD name was a confidential sale for $100,000.

.Club has 6 domain names in the New gTLD top 10 while TLD Registry Ltd, the registry of the Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) top level domains has all 10 domains in the IDN top 10.

These were the highest public new gTLD domain name sales at Sedo in 2014: Continue reading

Should Blogs Post Domain Name Auctions Results That Don’t Meet The Reserve?

dailySince September I am posting the daily sales and auction results from Sedo, Namejet, Snapnames, Flippa and Go Daddy.

In some cases, usually for prices above $1,000, I include some auction results for domains that have not met the reserve price of the seller. Nowadays all auction houses are auctioning not only expired domains but also domains sold by their owner.

A couple days back I got a comment here from Joseph Peterson, a domain name investor and consultant, whom most of you know: Continue reading

TLD Registry Publishes “State of the Domains” Newsletter in Chinese

tldregistryTLD Registry Ltd, the registry of Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) top level domains, announced that is proud to be responsible for the full layout and design of the Domain Name Association’s (DNA) first official newsletter, released this past October at ICANN 51 in Los Angeles.

The publication provides insight to the use of domain names through Continue reading

Daily Domain Sales (12-20-2014): ThisYear.com $3,100, GfBank.com $3,055, MagicKey.com $2,125

dailySome people are confusing an article I wrote about Whoisology with the actual Whoisology website, if that is ever possible, and they are asking me to remove their whois info. Some people don't understand even when I explain to them that I am not the owner of Whoisology.

Top 10 Posts In November At OnlineDomain.com: Chick-fil-A, Selling Before Paying, Minds+Machines, BuyDomains, Go Daddy

Namejet Sold Me A Domain, Changed Whois, Refunded The Domain & My Info Is Still Showing On Whois

255 Domains Are Now Live In The NamesCon 2015 & RightOfTheDot Auction (complete list)

Greece Gets Its 1st ICANN Accredited Registrar: Papaki.gr.

I now own the 2 domains name I bought from the 3M Company. I waited for more than 2 months to get them.

I posted some of my 2014 domain name purchases. More coming soon!

Here is a poll with over 435 votes so far: "Are You Renewing Your New gTLD Domains?".

Click here to see domain sale reports from the past week.

Here are yesterday's domain sales and auctions from Sedo, Namejet, Snapnames, Go Daddy, Drop Catch and Flippa (please note that a lot of the domain names listed below have not been paid for yet): Continue reading

The Pirate Bay Is Back Online At ThePirateBay.se With A Pirate Flag!

the-pirate-bayThe Pirate Bay website located at thepiratebay.se has started to work again today. It only displays a waving pirate flag at the moment but I think it will soon be back up with full functionality.

The Pirate Bay, a website to search and  download torrent files, located at thepiratebay.se went offline following a Swedish police raid, on 9 December 2014.

Since then, various other websites started to provide access to The Pirate Bay online index. Isohunt.to started providing access to the old Pirate Bay database at  Continue reading

Flippa Weekly Domain Sales: Buttercups.com $3,506, Rock.et $1,895, Woodstock.info $1,050

flippaHighest sale this week at Flippa was the domain name Buttercups.com that was sold for $3,506.

Post-Auction Negotiation was the method of sale for 4 domains of this week’s list. These Flippa post-auction negotiations are working very well.

There were 2 domains that were sold by Buy-It-Now and newly introduced Domain Catalog had 2 sales this week.

Top Flippa Domain Sales from the past week: Continue reading

Daily Domain Sales (12-19-2014): IYX.com $23,103, RAH.com 17,000 EUR

dailyJust wanted to let EVERYBODY know that threats are taken very seriously. Just that.

Top 10 Posts In November At OnlineDomain.com: Chick-fil-A, Selling Before Paying, Minds+Machines, BuyDomains, Go Daddy

Namejet Sold Me A Domain, Changed Whois, Refunded The Domain & My Info Is Still Showing On Whois

255 Domains Are Now Live In The NamesCon 2015 & RightOfTheDot Auction (complete list)

Greece Gets Its 1st ICANN Accredited Registrar: Papaki.gr.

Sedo’s Top 10 Highest Domain Name Sales in 2014 (MM.com, True.com, Malls.com)

I now own the 2 domains name I bought from the 3M Company. I waited for more than 2 months to get them.

I posted some of my 2014 domain name purchases. More coming soon!

Here is a poll with over 435 votes so far: "Are You Renewing Your New gTLD Domains?".

Click here to see domain sale reports from the past week.

Here are yesterday's domain sales and auctions from Sedo, Namejet, Snapnames, Go Daddy, Drop Catch and Flippa: Continue reading

Top 10 Posts In November At OnlineDomain.com: Chick-fil-A, Selling Before Paying, Minds+Machines, BuyDomains, Go Daddy

logo01-photoNovember was another record month at OnlineDomain.com in terms of views and visitors. 772 comments were made by readers.

The most popular post was Chick-fil-A Spends About $100,000 On 8 .Restaurant Domain Names. Other topics included selling a domain name before paying at Snapnames, Minds+Machines, Buy Domains, Go Daddy, Sedo, gTLD.link forum, domainers buying New gTLD domains and Rightside.

Here are the top 10 posts for November 2014 in terms of views:

  1. Chick-fil-A Spends About $100,000 On 8 .Restaurant Domain Names
  2. iWire.com Winning Bidder For $7,777 Tries To Sell The Domain Before He Pays For It At Snapnames
  3. Minds+Machines & Hexonet Mistakenly Priced Premium Domains Cheap – Renewals Will Be As High As $5,400
  4. Endurance International Group Acquires BuyDomains, Webzai & Arvixe For $77 Million
  5. Go Daddy Talks About The Domain Name Aftermarket
  6. Sedo Adds A Minimum Sales Commission Fee To Parked Domains
  7. Company Buys 3 Domain Names From 2 Cybersquatters (3M & Turner)
  8. New gTLD Forum Launched At gTLD.link
  9. 66% Of Domainers Are Buying New gTLD Domain Names
  10. Rightside Selling The Domain Cleveland.mortgage For The Cost Effective Price Of $59,500 Per Year

And a few good posts that most people missed probably because of bad timing: Continue reading

Daily Domain Sales (12-18-2014): Wohnung.de 74,000 EUR, CasinoForum.com $15,300, Eatz.com $15,000

dailyThere are 26 4 or 5 figure sales in today's report. It is the best day I can remember in the past 4 months doing this daily list.

Namejet Sold Me A Domain, Changed Whois, Refunded The Domain & My Info Is Still Showing On Whois

255 domains are now live in the NamesCon 2015 & RightOfTheDot auction. Click here to see the complete list.

Greece Gets Its 1st ICANN Accredited Registrar: Papaki.gr.

Sedo’s Top 10 Highest Domain Name Sales in 2014 (MM.com, True.com, Malls.com)

I now own the 2 domains name I bought from the 3M Company. I waited for more than 2 months to get them.

I posted some of my 2014 domain name purchases. More coming soon!

Here is a poll with over 435 votes so far: "Are You Renewing Your New gTLD Domains?".

Click here to see domain sale reports from the past week.

Here are yesterday's domain sales and auctions from Sedo, Namejet, Snapnames, Go Daddy, Drop Catch and Flippa: Continue reading

ICANN: “IANA Systems Not Compromised By Hackers”

icannAs ICANN reported on 16 December 2014, it was recently the target of a so-called "spear phishing" attack. During this attack the email credentials of some ICANN staff were compromised by hackers.

"As mentioned in our original announcement, we have confirmed that the attack has not impacted any Continue reading