Top 10 Trending Keywords in .COM & .Net Registrations in April

verisignThe top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET during the month of April 2015 were published by Verisign.

The biggest surprise is that there is not a single keyword that is both on the .com and the .net list. Do people think so differently in terms of TLDs? Or is it just a coincidence. I would expect Cuba and Nepal to be on both lists.

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Domain Holdings Q1 Report 2015: 75% .com, 3.13% New gTLDs (good or bad?)

domain-holdingsDomain Holdings reported its Q1 results showing $4.75MM in total domain name sales. ($4,754,109) While most transactions are protected under confidentiality agreements, Domain Holdings can share the collective data to help investors understand trends, highlight interesting data points, and provide further insights into the domain industry.

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GoDaddy Q1 2015 Report: $376.3 Million Revenue, $199.2 Million Domains Revenue, Up 10.4%

godaddyGoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015.

"Our investments in products, technology platform, and customer care are making a real difference for our customers around the world, and our first quarter results demonstrate the benefits of focusing on their needs. Continued strong growth in customers and ARPU drove both our first quarter revenue and EBITDA up nearly 18%," said Blake Irving, GoDaddy chief executive officer.

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A Few Thoughts On My $50,000 New gTLD Domain Name Purchases

newgtldLast week I shared my experience buying $50,000 worth of New gTLD domain names in the past year. That sparked a lot of comments both in my post and on a thread on the NamePros.com domain name forum in a thread that started by calling me an expert. I want to make a few things a little more clear. Continue reading

Do You Think I Would Buy A 7-Figure Domain Name From a Gmail Email Address?

noI got an email with a great .com domain name in the subject. I opened it just because I was curious and not because I was expecting anything from the email.

What I got was an offer to buy the domain name for 7 figures: Continue reading

Go Daddy: “Register your domain name – before someone else does” (Infographic)

godaddyGo Daddy published a very interesting infographic on its small business blog.

"Politicians and celebrities are making headlines for domain names they DIDN’T register — opening the door for others to launch websites attached to domains with their famous names. How can you avoid making the same mistake with your online presence?" Continue reading

Flippa Weekly Domain Sales: SpecialOffer.com $18,100, Missed.com $6,000

flippaHighest sale this week at Flippa was the domain name SpecialOffer.com that was sold for $18,100.

Past week’s sales charted north of $155,000 (with over $75,000 in private sales included).

Post-Auction Negotiation was the method of sale for 4 domain of this week’s list.

There were 6 domains that were sold by Buy-It-Now and just rebranded "Flippa Portfolio Sale" (previously known as Domain Catalog) had 5 sales this week.


Top Flippa Domain Sales from the past week:
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Happy Birthday .CLUB! (video)

club-new-gtldThe new domain name extension .CLUB celebrated its 1st birthday! .Club launched one year ago and this video looks back at the first year and some of the many accomplishments leading to .CLUB becoming the most popular new domain. From startups to celebrities to sports figures, to thousands of clubs of all types .CLUB has been widely adopted and the perfect domain name for any passion, pursuit or community. Visit www.get.club for more info.

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.Club Gets 10,000 New Domain Name Registrations Today at $1 Each

club-new-gtld.Club is celebrating its 1 year anniversary today offering .club domains at $1 at various registrars such as Go Daddy and Dynadot.

Offer applies to new registrations only and a few hours before the offer ends the registry has reached 10,000 new domain name registrations.

Sale ends 5/7/15 23:59 EDT.

Colin CampbelI, founder of .CLUB, announced the 10,000 registration mark on Twitter and also noted that Continue reading

Contest: Guess The Domain Name Purchase Price & Win $100

gtldsI am running a contest starting today. I am asking you to guess the purchase price of a domain name I bought back in 2011.

The domain name is LiverTransplantation.com and has an original registration date of 2000.

I searched on Google, archive.org, Namebio and other domain name sales websites and didn't find the price. You can try finding it but I don't think you will have any luck. It was private.

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