Fegistry Wins .REALTY Auction For $5.6m, Outer Orchard .SALON For $5.1m & Amazon .SPOT For $2.2m

newgtldOn 22 October 2014, an Auction conducted by ICANN’s authorized Auction service provider, Power Auctions LLC, was held to resolve string contention sets for three new generic Top-level Domain (gTLD) strings; SALON, SPOT, and REALTY.

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New gTLD 1st Day Domains: .Healthcare 1406, .Vet 648, .Army 202, .Navy 122, .Airforce 116

newgtldHere are the 1st day domain name registration results from this week’s first 5 New gTLD launches:

One Donuts New gTLD went out of the EAP pricing and into the real (reg fee) general availability on Wednesday 22nd of October: .healthcare. The string has 1,406 domain registrations after its first day.

Rightside entered general availability for 4 of its extensions on the 22nd of October: Continue reading

TLD Registry, Of Chinese Online & Chinese Website, Featured In IoN Magazine

dot-chinese-onlineArto Isokoski is CEO of TLD Registry, operator of two new gTLD IDNs in Chinese, .在线 (Chinese Online) and, .中文网 (Chinese Website) is featured on page 10 of the October edition of the domain industry’s IoN Magazine. Arto’s interview addresses important questions about the Chinese market and TLD Registry’s IDN’s, Dot Chinese Online and Dot Chinese Website.

See the interview below (courtesy of IoN magazine): Continue reading

Daily Domain Sales (10-21-2014): Pallion.com $4,500, Manicurist.com $3,211

dailyI 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 qho are 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

Flippa Adds New Feature: Website Classifieds

flippaFlippa‘s latest new feature is the Website Classifieds. Here are the 3 things you need to know about Website Classifieds:

1. Fast and simple: This is a brand new way to buy and sell websites, and the fastest way to get a website listed. The essentials, including revenue and traffic information are put on the marketplace within minutes. Your site will be included in Flippa’s search results and receive offers from Continue reading

Must read: .NYC: 22% Of Registrants Bought Only 1 Domain Each, 3% Of Registrants Bought 30% Of All Domains

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nyc.NYC launched on Wednesday the 8th of October. I wanted to find who bought what domains and how many domain names were bought by each registrant.

.NYC didn’t get the results some people were expecting and people that registered .nyc domains didn’t have very good taste. And it shows.

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I got the first zone file after the general availability to see who bought what domains and how many of them. There were 26,853 registered domains after the first day.

The zone file includes domains registered by Continue reading

New .COM & .NET Video Campaign by Verisign

gtldsVerisign, the registry operator for .com, .net and other domain names, is releasing a series of short, humorous videos this month promoting .com and .net domain names

You can see the first 2 videos, Cake in a Club and Fish on a Bus below. Continue reading

Afilias To Raise $100 Million By Entering The London Stock Exchange

afiliasAfilias announced its intention to apply for admission of its issued and to be issued Ordinary Shares to trading on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange (“Admission”) and to conduct a placing of its Ordinary Shares with institutional and professional investors (the “Placing”). The Placing will comprise an offer of new and existing Ordinary Shares.

The Group is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced internet services that enable Top Level Domains (“TLDs”) to operate. Afilias provides services, Continue reading

Daily Domain Sales (10-20-2014): BlueMix.com $14,500, PartyKing.dk 3,500 EUR

dailyI really wish that Rick would start blogging again. Do you?

Go Daddy and Sedo had a lot of 4-figure sales yesterday and 1 5-figure sale: BlueMix.com for $14,500.

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

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

.AU Report: 2.9 Million Domains, 6% Growth, 43% Of Domains Are Under 2 Years Old

gtldsA new report on .au, the Australian ccTLD, reveals that almost 50 percent of all .au domain names are between nine and 15 characters in length, while New South Wales claims the honour of the state with the largest number of .au registrations, according to a new report published by AusRegistry today.

The report – titled Continue reading