A Domain Name Inquiry From Someone Clearly Confused

gtldsI get plenty of inquiries by people that are clearly confused asking me to book a room for them or get them a taxi at the airport or looking for a used part for their car... (?)

But sometimes I get an inquiry that is somehow a bit weirder that makes me laugh.

Enter Joel. When I got an inquiry for the domain name that I own and then saw that the buyer's name was Joel I thought that Continue reading

This is How Google Handles New Top Level Domains

newgtldWith the coming of many new generic top level domains (gTLDs), Google would like to give some insight into how these are handled in Google's search.

They have heard and seen questions and misconceptions about the way Google treats new top level domains (TLDs), like .guru, .how, or any of the .BRAND gTLDs.

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Global Domain Report: 293.8 Million Domains (Negative Growth In Some Legacy gTLDs)

centrThe latest of CENTRs 'DomainWire Stat Report' is available (Quarter 2, 2015).

The report provides a global status update on top level domains (legacy gTLDs, new gTLDs and ccTLDs) with a focus on European ccTLDs.

At the end of Q2, 2015, total registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs) stood at Continue reading

Sedo Makes “Direct Auction” Improvements

sedoWith Sedo's Direct Auction tool you can auction off domains at any time and now they're implementing further improvements to the tool, which are based in part on user feedback.

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Domain Name Association Launches DNA University

thednaDomain Name Association (DNA) announced it is launching DNA University to support the domain name industry.

One of the first initiatives of the DNA University will be to roll out a webinar series that will offer expert insights across a wide range of topics.

The DNA University webinar series follows and Continue reading

Neustar Celebrates The 5th Birthday Of .CO With 1.8 Million Domains

og-logoNeustar, Inc. today celebrates the fifth birthday of the .CO web extension.

.Co released some interesting statistics and 3 infographics.

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Sedo Sells 501 Domains For $1.5 Million: $40,000, $19,900

sedoIn the past week 480 (501 in the previous week) transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.5 million ($1m in the previous week). Only 188 (189 in the previous week) domains from the 480 were reported by Sedo. The other domains were either private sales or domains that sold for less than 700 USD/EUR/GBP. Over 52% (52% 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 $3,125 ($1,996 last week).

Please visit Sold.Domains for all the latest New gTLD sales.

Here are the 188 public and reported Sedo sales for the week July 6 to July 12 2015:

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Flippa Weekly Domain Sales: $5,500, $4,550, Get.Digital $1,100

flippaHighest sale this week at Flippa was the domain names that sold for $5,500.

4 New gTLD domain names were sold at Flippa this week including Get.Digital for $1,100 and were added in the Sold.Domains database.

Post-Auction Negotiation was the method of sale for 2 domains of this week’s list.

There were 11 domains that were sold by Buy-It-Now and just rebranded "Flippa Portfolio Section" (previously known as Domain Catalog) had 8 sales this week.

Top Flippa Domain Sales from the past week:
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Dot London Testimonials (video)

london-domainsDot London, the city’s Top-Level domain name, recently caught up with some of its leading Dot Londoners to get some insights into what benefits they felt having a Dot London domain name has brought to their businesses. Continue reading

A New Way To Describe Non-Hyphenated Domains: “regular name”

gtldsI got an inquiry that started OK with a "Interested in this domain." message and a $500 offer.

The domain in question was a 2 word .com.

The potential buyer continued with a message that included a description of non-hyphenated .com domain names that I had never heard before: Continue reading