Larry Fischer Bags Back to Back Chart Toppers With Another 6-Figure Domain Sale
Wed, 23 May 2018 20:34:56 -0400
Larry Fischer apparently liked his penthouse view from the top of last week's domain sales chart because he is there again with another 6-figure sale this week.

GGRG's Latest Quarterly Analysis of Liquid Domain Sales Shows Continuing Strength of Short .COMs
Tue, 22 May 2018 18:25:10 -0400
Domain brokerage & consultancy has released their 1Q-2018 report on "liquid domain names". It shows short .coms continue to attract big money. Co-Owner Sahar Sarid Arrested on Extortion and Money Laundering Charges
Fri, 18 May 2018 07:11:48 -0400
Sahar Sarid, a well-known figure in the domain industry for many years, has been arrested on charges of extortion, money laundering and identity theft.

Pair of 3-Letter .Com Sales Totaling Nearly Half a Million Dollars Top This Week's Chart
Thu, 17 May 2018 22:02:44 -0400
After being away on vacation last week I have a double dose of sales data for you this time out, led by two 3-letter .com blockbusters.

Red Alert: Encrypt Your Website Now or Expect to Lose Traffic When Google Updates Chrome in July
Wed, 9 May 2018 13:13:47 -0400
You may not know much about SSL certificates but if you run a website you should get one before July. We explain why as well as how to do that.

Internet Commerce Association Names Zak Muscovitch Their New General Counsel
Tue, 8 May 2018 17:39:07 -0400
For 6 months the ICA has been looking for someone to replace long-time General Counsel Phil Corwin and it turns out the right guy was already doing the job.

Minds + Machines Acquires ICM Registry in Cash + Stock Deal Valued at $41 Million
Fri, 4 May 2018 10:46:43 -0400
New gTLD registry operator Minds + Machines (MMX) has acquired ICM Registry and its four adult -related TLDs - xxx, .porn, .sex and .adult.

Solid Sales Dot This Week's Domain Sales Chart But an Uncharted Blockbuster Stole the Spotlight
Wed, 2 May 2018 18:26:53 -0400
The new weekly domain sales report is out at There was a lot of action in the aftermarket - both on the charts and off.

Firestorm Over Outrage Spreading After Domain Taken From Its Rightful Owner
Tue, 1 May 2018 18:34:55 -0400
Jean-Noel Frydman has owned for nearly 25 years and ran a solid business on it. It all disappeared overnight when the domain was taken from his account.

What's the Big Idea? Erik Bergman Explains Why He Spent $900,000 for
Mon, 30 Apr 2018 12:49:29 -0400
30-year-old Swedish entrepreneur Erik Bergman paid $900,000 for In a new Cover we tell you who he is and what he has planned.

George Kirikos Uncovers 2018's Biggest Sale to Date: 4-Letter .Com Commands $2.5 Million
Sat, 28 Apr 2018 17:06:44 -0400
We have a new 2018 King of the Hill. Thanks to George Kirikos we've learned of a $2.5 million sale that more than doubles the previous high water mark.

6-Figure Headliners & 100s of Previously Unreleased Uniregistry Sales Rock This Week's Charts
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:50:20 -0400
The new weekly domain sales report is out at and it is loaded with hundreds of previously unreleased sales. Five 6-figure sales lead the hit parade.

Kicking Butt & Selling Names! Uniregistry Reports Q1-2018 Aftermarket Domain Sales Top $13 Million
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:33:38 -0400
Uniregistry has closed the books on the 1st quarter of 2018, racking up $13 million in sales including at least 4 previously unreported 6-figure sales.

.Coms Sweep the First 11 Spots to Regain Control of the Top 20 Domain Sales Chart This Week
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:41:37 -0400
Non .com domains took 6 of the first 12 entries on our Top 20 Sales Chart last week but the .coms were back in control this week sweeping 17 of 20 chart entries.

New Domain Conference Coming to Rio De Janeiro - Domaining Americas Debuts in October
Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:37:25 -0400
It looks like South America will be getting a major domain conference of their own. We have details on the Domaining Americas event coming to Brazil in October.

Record Breaking New gTLD Sale Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart
Wed, 11 Apr 2018 20:45:51 -0400
New gTLDs claimed three of the first 7 positions on our latest weekly domain sales chart led by the biggest sale ever reported in this category.

Donuts Announces Biggest New gTLD Domain Sale Reported to Date - at $500,000
Wed, 11 Apr 2018 10:55:35 -0400
Donuts announced a record-breaking new gTLD sale this morning after closing a $500,300 all cash transaction for

Sedo Takes Top Spot on This Week's Sales Chart with Domain That Claimed Close to 6 Figures
Wed, 4 Apr 2018 18:39:41 -0400
They say "close only counts in horseshoes" but any of us would be happy to come as close to six figures as Sedo did with this week's chart topper.

Neustar Announces 4th Auction of Premium .NYC Domains to be Held Next Month on Sedo Platform
Tue, 3 Apr 2018 18:43:11 -0400
Neustar, the registry services partner of New York City's .nyc top-level domain, will hold their 4th auction of premium .nyc domains starting May 3.

No Fooling! .CLUB Marketing Whiz Jeff Sass Offering FREE Kindle Copy of His Hit Book This Weekend Only
Sat, 31 Mar 2018 07:25:50 -0400
.CLUB marketing guru Jeff Sass is giving away free Kindle copies of his best selling book on marketing this weekend ONLY.

Women Rule! Female Domain Owners Take the Top Two Spots on This Week's Sales Chart
Wed, 28 Mar 2018 19:59:54 -0400
Just 2 days after our new cover story about the rise of women in domaining female investors claimed the top 2 spots on our latest weekly sales chart!

Disney World Offers MERGE! Attendees Reduced Ticket Prices During 2018 Show in Orlando
Wed, 28 Mar 2018 10:25:10 -0400
Some of the most fun we've ever had at a domain conference was in 2008 when TRAFFIC was held at Disney World. Now MERGE! is bringing the magic back!

Women For the Win! How An Influx of Talented Female Professionals Is Transforming the Domain Industry For Good
Tue, 27 Mar 2018 06:47:58 -0400
A new Cover Story is out at They are all like our children so we try to stay unbiased but we have to admit this is one of our favorites.

New Company Led By Domain Industry Veterans Set to Launch New gTLD .ICU in April
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:41:39 -0400
Another new gTLD will be arriving next month and while .icu will be a new option for registrants, the people behind it are old hands in the industry.

Pair of Sedo Sales Totaling $640,000 Top This Week's Chart - Price Also Revealed
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:07:28 -0400
You have to like how the 1st quarter of the new year is going for domain sales. Two more six-figure sales were closed this week including a $500,000 blockbuster.

2-Letter .Com Commands Over a Half Million Dollars to Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:41:29 -0400
We saw another string of nice sales in the domain aftermarket this week including three that crashed the 6-figure barrier. Owner Says Stop Calling! No Interest in Multi-Million $ Offers and No Fan of Cryptocurrencies
Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:25:20 -0400
He's not kidding either! owner Matt Blaze is a UPenn professor and cryptography expert who says his domain is not for sale at any price.

Dates Set for 5th Annual DomainX Conference in India - Event Will Return to New Delhi in August
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:16:20 -0400
When India's DomainX conference returns for a 5th annual run this summer it will expand its focus beyond domain names to include related fields.

Super Sales Week Led By 5 Great Domains Totaling More Than $3.5 Million - Chart Topper Chalks Up $1.2 Million
Thu, 8 Mar 2018 10:47:55 -0500
The sales flood gates have opened! Our latest market report is out and it is filled with top dollar sales from the domain aftermarket.

After Selling Ring to Amazon for Over $1 Billion CEO Confirms He Paid $1 Million for Domain
Wed, 7 Mar 2018 17:45:05 -0500
In a new podcast interview Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff shares fascinating details of how he acquired for $1 million.

Annual NameCheap Event Aims to Add to Over $350,000 They've Raised for the EFF
Mon, 5 Mar 2018 17:50:51 -0500
NameCheap's annual Move Your Domain Day is about to begin. The cost of domain transfers will be slashed to raise money for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

NamesCon Acquires Domaining Europe Conference From Founder Dietmar Stefitz
Fri, 2 Mar 2018 18:10:28 -0500
NamesCon has just added the Domaining Europe conference to its family of events. The upcoming June show in Spain has been renamed NamesCon Europe 2018.

Domain Development: Chris Sheridan Details Why the Weebly Way Keeps Gaining Ground
Fri, 2 Mar 2018 11:54:30 -0500
Developing domain names has never been an easy task but Chris Sheridan, an expert on domains AND development, says times have changed!!

Neustar Event at Upcoming ICANN 61 Meeting in San Juan Set to Raise Money for Puerto Rican Relief
Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:56:18 -0500
Puerto Rico will host the ICANN 61 meeting March 10-15 and Neustar has an event planned there to support the island's recovery from Hurricane Irma.

2018 Global NGO Technology Report Reveals How Non-Profits Use Modern Tech to Reach Their Goals
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:23:56 -0500
PIR, the operator of the .org, .ngo and .ong top level domains, and Nonprofit Tech for Good have released their 2018 Global NGO Technology Report.

Buckley Media Group & BQDN Broker 6-Figure Sales in Impressive Week for Domain Aftermarket
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:01:59 -0500
The new weekly domain sales report is out at Our latest Top 20 sales chart in headed by the 2nd biggest sale reported so far in 2018.

Latest GGRG Report on Liquid Domain Sales Breaks Down How Short .COMS Fared in 4Q-2017
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:12:37 -0500
Domain brokerage & consultancy has released a new quarterly report breaking down short .COM domain sales in the 4th quarter of 2017.

Latest Verisign Industry Brief Shows .Coms & ccTLDs Outperforming Market But New gTLDs Plunge
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:41:53 -0500
Verisign's latest quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief covering the 4th quarter of 2017 is out with a combination of good news and bad.

.Coms Command This Week's Domain Sales Chart Taking Top 5 Spots and 15 of 20 Overall
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:04:54 -0500
For the first time in this new year there are no 6-figure sales on our weekly Top 20 sales chart. However, as usual, .coms ruled the roost.

Illinois Donut Shop Files Trademark Infringement Suit Against Chef Patrick's Mini Doughnut Factory
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:29:55 -0500
After several years in the domain industry Chef Patrick Ruddell & his wife Zezura have been killing it in the doughnut business but now have to poke holes in a lawsuit over their company name.

Lords of Uptime (Internet All-Star Rock Band) Replaces Manager for Alleged Allegiance to Rap!
Thu, 8 Feb 2018 17:28:07 -0500
NamesCon President Soeren von Varchmin leads a second life as a member of the Lords of Uptime rock band that just dismissed a manager found to favor rap!

Another 6-Figure 3-Letter .Com Set the Pace on This Week's Sales Chart But All Groups Did Well
Wed, 7 Feb 2018 20:42:15 -0500
After being away for NamesCon last week we have a double dose of sales data for you this week and there is lots of good news.

Closing Day Photos & Highlights From the 2018 NamesCon Global Conference Wednesday in Las Vegas
Thu, 1 Feb 2018 12:25:46 -0500
The 5th annual edition of the NamesCon Global conference is now history. We have all of the closing day photos & highlights from Las Vegas Wednesday.

NamesCon Global 2018 Day 3 Photos & Highlights from Las Vegas Including Domain Sales Award Winners & Live Auction Results
Wed, 31 Jan 2018 21:25:22 -0500
The 2018 NamesCon Global conference continued Tuesday with the 3rd day & night of the 5th annual event in Las Vegas. We have all of the photos & highlights.

Photos & Highlights from Day 2 of the 2018 NamesCon Global Conference in Las Vegas Monday
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 18:14:09 -0500
Monday was quite a day and night at NamesCon with a real life rock star delivering the keynote speech and the annual Water Night fundraiser bringing in big money for the Water School.

Opening Day Photos & Highlights from the 2018 NamesCon Global Conference in Las Vegas Sunday
Mon, 29 Jan 2018 19:01:27 -0500
The 2018 NamesCon Global conference got underway Sunday (January 28) at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. We have all of the opening day and night photos & highlights for you.

NamesCon Global Begins Today in Las Vegas But Early Birds From Around the World Settled in Saturday
Sun, 28 Jan 2018 09:47:11 -0500
The 5th annual NamesCon conference gets underway today in Las Vegas but the networking was already in full swing Saturday as early birds arrived throughout the day.

The Best Thing About Our Business Is the People: Braden Pollock Named Big Brother of the Year in Los Angeles
Fri, 26 Jan 2018 14:57:57 -0500
Braden Pollock has had a lot of success in the domain business but none of that is as gratifying to him as what has happened with his "little brother."

MERGE! Show Announce New Venue and Dates for Their 2018 Conference in Orlando
Thu, 25 Jan 2018 18:16:35 -0500
MERGE! will be back for their second annual show in Florida this year with some interesting changes in store for attendees.

New gTLD Chartquake: $500,000 .Loans Sale Followed By $300,000 .CLUB Aftershock
Wed, 24 Jan 2018 23:08:11 -0500
The record new gTLD sale of Tuesday rattled the walls - just a day later another earthshaker joined it on our latest sales chart,

Big New gTLD Sales Spark Debate But Do They Change the Big Picture? - What Sattler Says
Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:44:31 -0500
The $500,000 sale of Tuesday created quite a buzz but one industry expert point out potential pitfalls investors also need to keep in mind.

The State of the Industry 2018: 24 Leading Domain Experts Analyze What Happened in 2017 and Tell You What to Expect Next
Wed, 24 Jan 2018 11:52:21 -0500
Our 14th annual State of the Industry Cover Story is now available. With a record 24-member panel of experts if is our biggest ever!

Donuts Announces Biggest New gTLD Domain Sale Reported to Date - at $500,000
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:50:49 -0500
Donuts announced today that they have set a record for the highest new gTLD sale to date. Fans and skeptics both weighed in on the big news.

NamesCon 2018 Preview: How the New Owners Are Revamping the Big Event in Las Vegas
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:35:19 -0500
The 5th annual edition of the NamesCon conference that starts next Sunday in Las Vegas will have a new look. The show's President tells us what to expect this year.

We Have Free Tickets to NamesCon for Five People Who've Never Been to the Big Show in Las Vegas
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:38:07 -0500
Hundreds of industry veterans will be at the upcoming NamesCon conference in Las Vegas but organizers want newcomers too and gave us 5 free tickets for first timers.

Week 2 of the 2018 Domain Sales Season is Another Winner: Top 3 Sales Total Over $500,000
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:28:09 -0500
After getting off to a good start in the opening week of 2018 the domain aftermarket's week 2 was even better, headlined by a trio of 6-figure sales.

Finland - A New Frontier for Global Domain Investors?
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:05:28 -0500
A little over a year ago Finnish domain authorities lifted restrictions on the .fi ccTLD making the extension open to all. Now, growth has surged and an aftermarket has opened.

Radix Names New CEO: Sandeep Ramchandani Takes Over After 15-Year Rise Through the Ranks
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:26:06 -0500
Radix Registry, who operates 10 Top Level Domains, has named a new CEO - Co-Founder Bhavin Turakhia turns the reins over to Sandeep Ramachandani.

NameSummit Announces Dates, New Location & Pitchfest for 2018 Show in New York City
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:13:21 -0500
The 2nd annual edition of New York's NameSummit conference will be held in a new location next summer. We have the dates, site and other key details on the big event.

Radix Rings Up $1.38 Million in Premium Domain Sales Revenue Over Past 6 Months
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:19:49 -0500
New gTLD registry operator Radix reports banking $1.38 million in premium domain sales in the second half of the year. We have more interesting stats from the report.

2018 Domain Sales Season Begins with a Bang as Sharjil Saleem Closes $220,000 Deal
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:34:36 -0500
....and they're off! The 2018 domain sales season is underway and it has gotten off to a good start.

Neustar Moves Nicolai Bezsonoff Into New Position as VP & General Manager of Registry Solutions
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:50:12 -0500
Former .CO Co-Founder and COO Nicolai Bezsonoff is taking over Registry Solutions at Neustar where he currently runs Security Solutions.

2017 Domain Sales Season Closes With 2 Sales Totaling $450,000 Topping Year's Final Chart
Thu, 4 Jan 2018 20:30:38 -0500
That's a wrap! The final 2017 domain sales are in the books - and on the charts! The first 5 on our latest Top 20 sold for a total of over $700,000.

This Is a Special New Year's Day for DNJournal: The Publication Launched 15 Years Ago Today!
Mon, 1 Jan 2018 12:37:55 -0500
A HUGE Thank You to everyone who has made the past 15 years possible! I appreciate every reader, sponsor & friend we have made around the world over the past 15 years.

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