Daily Domain Sales (9-29-2014): Answers.tv 22,500 EUR, 0h.com $23k, MedTravel.com $17,750

dailyThere were 7 5-figure sales yesterday and another one at about $9,500. The top sale was answers.tv for 22,500 EUR ($28,340).

I went through all 42 different regional Go Daddy homepages to find out what domains does Go Daddy promote. I found that all 42 regions feature .co and that .biz and .us are completely absent. I suggest you read this.

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

Here are yesterday’s domain sales and auctions: Continue reading

New Shorter .NZ Domains Names Now Available For Registration

gtldsThe .nz registry has started offering shorter .nz (New Zealand) ccTLD domain names.

From yesterday 1pm, 30 September 2014, ‘second level’ domains like the .co in ‘.co.nz’ and the .org in ‘.org.nz’ became optional. You’ll be able to get .nz names with them, without them, or both.

Registering one of these new, shorter .nz names is called registering directly at the second level.

Most people who already have a .nz domain name will be able to get the shorter version of their name before Continue reading

What Domains Does Go Daddy Promote? (.Co No1, .Org & .Com Follow, .Biz & .US Absent)

godaddyGo Daddy has been using different homepages for different countries and different languages for quite some time now. So I thought about going to all homepages and checking what domain name extensions Go Daddy is promoting. Go Daddy is the biggest registrar in the world so what is on its homepage could make or break an extension.

There are 42 different regions that someone can choose from at Go Daddy. Continue reading

T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Will Have A “Rick Schwartz Roast” (Price Goes Up On Friday)

The 10th anniversary T.R.A.F.F.I.C. show will feature the Opening Cocktail Party, the networking event that launched an industry back in 2004 to the Masquerade Ball and dinner to the Industry Awards Ceremony, special guest speakers and the “Rick Schwartz Roast” that Rick promises that will be talked about for years.
Prices for T.R.A.F.F.I.C. go up on October 1, however they are extending the $1295 price until Friday. at 6PM. Hotel Room rates will also be going up significantly.
And as a special bonus if you sign up before Friday T.R.A.F.F.I.C. will give you a link to watch and listen to Howard Lefkowitz of Vegas.com fame at the TRAFFIC Las Vegas show last spring.
There is also a T.R.A.F.F.I.C. contest. Just send 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

ICANN Issues Alert On The Latest Domain Name Renewal Phishing Scam

icannLast week I wrote about the latest email scam that is targeting domain name owners. Domain name owners receive an email with their details from whois data and a domain name that may or may not be expiring. The scam uses a disposable domain name with ICANN’s logo and info plastered all over it. The email asks owners to go to that website so they can renew their domain names. All that the scam tries to do is steal credit card information.

ICANN issued an alert about this scam today: Continue reading

Daily Domain Sales (9-28-2014): BuyShares.com $2,444, LifeJet.com $2,025

dailyNot much to talk about today. I have been pretty busy on a new project and I sold another domain that is not in English and the buyer is from Europe. One domain on Friday and one today. Can’t be a coincidence.

Make sure you read this if you still haven’t: “New Domain Renewal Scam Steals Your Credit Card With A Tempting $3 Price And An ICANN Logo“.

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Here are yesterday’s domain sales and auctions: Continue reading

DomainNameSales.com: Integration With Uniregistry And New Documents.link

dns_brokersDomainNameSales.com issued an announcement to inform users of upcoming changes between now and Q1 2015.

Frank Schilling has had more than 12 million in sales up to now in 2014.

With the completion of Uniregistry the development team has turned to the integration of the sales platform. In a few short months DNS will debut inside Uniregistry. Regardless of where your names live, you’ll soon be able to load names into the Uniregistry manager to better manage and sell your domain names.

Uniregistry’s Documents.link feature (debuting this week), will let you store documents, legal notices and sales inquiries relating to domain-names — all inside the Uniregistry Manager. This useful system lets you email, store and maintain notifications received from outside parties using Uniregistry and the Amazon cloud. Continue reading

Huffington Post: “When Hackers Steal A Web Address, Few Owners Ever Get It Back”

noThe Huffington Post did an article today called “When Hackers Steal A Web Address, Few Owners Ever Get It Back”. The article mentions the theft of MLA.com and the popular blog DomainGang.com:

Domain theft has been happening since the dawn of the Web. But while the Internet has created a place where small and large businesses can flourish, the law has not evolved to protect people from thieves who hijack their domains. When their websites are stolen, many business owners find they have nowhere to turn to recover them.


Several recent victims interviewed by The Huffington Post said they got little or no help from domain registrars like GoDaddy, Internet.bs or HostMonster. Victims also said they couldn’t get help from local law enforcement or the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, known as ICANN, a California-based nonprofit responsible for managing the Internet address system. 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