ICANN’s New gTLD Auction Proceeds At About $26 Million So Far

newgtldICANN New gTLD auction proceeds are at about $26 million so far. Almost all money comes from the 2 most recent auctions that included New gTLDs such as .tech and .realty.

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Daily Domain Sales (10-26-2014): InfoPro.com $3,100, Wisdom.co $1,525

dailyDo you know what is the best way to motivate yourself starting a new project? Take a domain name that has traffic and more than $100 per year in PPC and change the nameservers from a parking company to your website hosting. I did this and I can’t stop thinking about it. lol

Here is my latest poll: “Are You Renewing Your New gTLD Domains?“.

You can vote here if you want:

How Many Of Your New gTLD Domains Will You Renew?
100%: I love my New gTLDs!
I will only renew some non-premium domains
I will renew the best I have (>50%)
I will renew the best I have (<50%)
0%: I will drop them all
I don\'t have any!
View Result

 

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

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Meet The Attorney That Represents Attorneys In UDRPs

icannWebsite attorney Steven Rinehart recently won several new UDRP domain name disputes involving common law trademarks. Rinehart issued a press release about successfully establishing common law trademarks rights for two attorneys who were the target of libelous criticism websites (e.g. gripe sites), those domain names being <kendrickmoxon.com>, a California attorney; and <jonahhunt.com>, a Denver attorney.

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Are You Renewing Your New gTLD Domains?

poll-domain-namesIt has been about 9 months since the New gTLD program started. So now we are about 3 months away from the first New gTLD domain renewals. So what do you intent to do? Renew your domains or not? And if so then what percentage roughly?

My previous poll asking if people are buying New gTLD domains just ended with more than 500 votes. Results are quite interesting. Continue reading

Is This Is An ICANN Motivation Seminar Or What?

icannThis is one of the reasons that I don’t attend any ICANN conferences. The other is that most are too far away from Greece.

I watched the closing interview of ICANN 51. ICANN’s Brad White interviews Fadi Chehadé and Dr. Stephen Crocker on the ICANN community’s acceptance of the revised accountability process at the close of ICANN’s 51st Public Meeting in Los Angeles.

I tried to learn something but I failed. Actually I did learn something but not about ICANN. I learned a lot of interesting words. Words that are probably used by politicians Continue reading

CentralNic Beats 7 Applicants To Get .Design New Top-Level Domain

newgtldCentralNic plc today announced that its client Top Level Design LLC (“Top Level Design”), has succeeded in beating seven other companies to successfully acquire the rights to the new Top-Level Domain (“TLD”) .DESIGN. CentralNic has subsequently been awarded exclusive global distribution rights to .DESIGN domain names.

The New gTLD .Design was won in a private auction and the amount Continue reading

ICANN Could Postpone ICANN 52 Meeting In Marrakech, Morocco

icannICANN issued a statement regarding the ICANN 52 meeting in Marrakech, Morocco. Following Morocco’s recent request to postpone the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament because of possible African travel restrictions, ICANN is in active and ongoing discussions with our ICANN 52 Marrakech hosts.

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Daily Domain Sales (10-25-2014): Muren.com $4,375, GotMoney.com $3,005, SmartSell.com $2,500

dailyRolf Larsen, founder and CEO of dot GLOBAL, wrote an article called “What Have We Learned From .Com?” on “Innovation Insights” of Wired.com. Some people will not like what I said about the article.

I did a report on all .NYC domain registrations from the 1st day of general availability. Among other things, I found that 22% Of Registrants Bought Only 1 Domain Each and that 3% Of Registrants Bought 30% Of All Domains. I also found the 12 registrants that have more than 85 domains registered each. The results were sometimes surprising.

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

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Sedo Sells 484 Domains For $1.4 Million: Designs.net $16,800, Sharing24.com $12,500

sedoIn the past week 484 (491 last week) transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.4 million ($1m last week). Only 150 (174 last week) domains from the 484 were reported by Sedo. The other domains were either private sales or domains that sold for less than 700 USD/EUR/GBP. Over 51% (51% last week) of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Sedo will not reveal what is the Buy Now percentage of the public sales vs the percentage of the private sales. And will not reveal what percentage of the total sales value do the Buy Now listings represent.

The average domain name sales price was $2,893 ($2,037 last week).

Here are the 150 public and reported Sedo sales for the week October 14 to October 20 2014:

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Daily Domain Sales (10-24-2014): BigHomes.com $3,300, BL2.com $2,750, Calia.com $1,626

dailyThere are 13 4-figure sales in the report today. I was a bidder on 2 of these 13 domains but lost. Good deals are all around us.

There were 17 4-figure sales yesterday plus the Great Domains auction.

Rolf Larsen, founder and CEO of dot GLOBAL, wrote an article called “What Have We Learned From .Com?” on “Innovation Insights” of Wired.com. Some people will not like what I said about the article.

Some very interesting comments have been posted by a practicing lawyer on what he thinks about the new .lawyer and .attorney new gtlds and the ones that are coming soon.

I did a report on all .NYC domain registrations from the 1st day of general availability. Among other things, I found that 22% Of Registrants Bought Only 1 Domain Each and that 3% Of Registrants Bought 30% Of All Domains. I also found the 12 registrants that have more than 85 domains registered each. The results were sometimes surprising.

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

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