Trademark Clearinghouse: 1,181 Marks Have Already Expired & 848 Marks Are Not Verified

TMCH We have not even reached the first year anniversary of the first New gTLD and marks are already expiring at the TMCH.

So far 33,902 marks have been submitted to the Trademark Clearinghouse as of the 18th of November 2014.

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New gTLD 1st Day Domains: .top 9261, .quebec 3911, .engineer 529

newgtldHere are the 1st day domain name registration results from this week’s 3 New gTLD launches:

On the 18th of November the Canadian geo New gTLD .quebec launched and got 3,911 domain name registrations. Quebec has Continue reading

Namejet Sells 67 Domains For $503k: LOV.com $91,800, OAI.com $39,999

namejetNamejet released it’s October 2014 domain name auctions report. Namejet sold 67 (80 last month) domains for $503,394 ($459,621 last month).

Namejet only reports domains that were sold for $2,000 or more. I am sure that the bulk amount of sales are below this threshold. Here are the 67 reported domain sales at Namejet:
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Dish DBS Wins .Dot New gTLD Auction For $700,000 Beating Google

newgtldDish DBS Corporation won today the auction for the .Dot New gTLD for just $700,000. Dish beat .dot other applicant Google’s company Charleston Road Registry Inc.

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Daily Domain Sales (11-18-2014): Huagao.com $20,250, ShopMate.com 12,000 EUR, Wite.com $6,500

dailyI don’t know if you heard but world.estate was sold by Nokta for $35,000. The domain is not even a premium. It has a regular renewal price.

DomainHoldings.com sold luxury.estate back in June for $50,000. I am sure glad I have e.estate.

In the meantime .NYC announced its Landrush results: $1.2M+ Revenue, 10,506 Domains Sold, 145 domains sold for $1,000-$9,999 and 10 domains sold for $10,000+.

Also the Domain Name “www.google” ranks 20th New gTLD in Alexa but does not resolve. It is in collisions.

Company bought 3 domain names from 2 cybersquatters: 3M Company and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Read about this shocking news here!

Here is my latest poll with over 300 votes so far: “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.

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

The .Org Registry Will Launch “OnGood”, A New Brand Identity For .NGO & .ONG Domains

OnGood-PIRPublic Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain, unveiled “OnGood” – the new brand identity for the upcoming .ngo & .ong domains and their accompanying suite of services. Set to launch in early 2015, OnGood is an online community designed with and for NGOs and nonprofits worldwide, providing them with a suite of online Continue reading

Ultimate Domain Name “www.google” Ranks 20th New gTLD In Alexa But Does Not Resolve

newgtldAs many of you know Google applied for the .Google New gTLD and the application was accepted by ICANN as a .brand string. Google has since signed the registry contract with ICANN and the New gTLD has been activated.

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.NYC Landrush: $1.2M+ Revenue, 10,506 Domains Sold, 145 For $1,000-$9,999, 10 For $10,000+

nycThe .NYC Advisory Board published a report on the .NYC Landrush that involved 10,506 domain names.

My estimate is that the .nyc landrush revenue was at about $1.2 to $1.3 million. This includes the landrush fee and the domain name auctions.

Landrush Summary – The Landrush (providing early access to .nyc names for a slightly higher rate) ended on October 3: Continue reading

Italian Web Hosting Company Aruba.it Has Won The .Cloud New gTLD

newgtldAruba S.p.A. (http://www.aruba.it), a company offering web hosting, certified email and domain names services as well as a cloud provider in Europe (http://www.arubacloud.com) since 2011, has been awarded the .cloud extension, thus supporting Aruba’s ambitious move to become a global player in this market.

In order to become the Official Registry for the registration of .cloud domains, six companies applied in addition to Aruba, including Amazon, Continue reading

Daily Domain Sales (11-17-2014): App.nl 18,500 EUR, eNetwork.com $15,500, Sexykini.com 9,000

dailyCompany bought 3 domain names from 2 cybersquatters: 3M Company and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Read about this shocking news here!

I noticed today that DavenportLyons.com sold at DropCatch.com for $271. The domain was once owned by the UK law firm Davenport Lyons that entered into administration on 25 April 2014. Davenport Lyons had been accused of trying to extort money from people for alleged copyright infringement. The law firm had accused up to 25,000 people of downloading material such as computer games, music and even pornography that the computer users allegedly know nothing about. This has led to a barrage of complaints against the law firm and investigations by organisations such as Which?.

Minds + Machines and the registrar Hexonet mistakenly priced a lot of premium domains cheap, so those domains were sold at standard/low prices. Now they are asking thousands of dollars for premium renewals.

Here is my latest poll with over 300 votes so far: “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.

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