Criminal Hired to Force Domain Owner to Transfer a Name at Gunpoint Gets Shot Himself
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 18:44:08 -0400
Poetic justice? In addition to getting shot with his own weapon the crook was sentenced to 20 years in prison with the guy who hired him next in line.

Chinese Company's $1.79 Million Purchase of a 2-Letter .COM Tops This Week's Sales Chart
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 19:54:55 -0400
In the 2nd biggest domain sale reported so far this year a Chinese company announced spending over $1.79 million on a 2-letter .com.

It Pays to Speak Up: Australian Domain Authority Rejects Attempt to Ban Domain Investing There
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 18:32:08 -0400
After a flood of protests auDA, the administrator of Australia's .AU ccTLD, has rejected a proposal that could have led to a ban on .AU domain investing.

Australian Entrepreneurs Up in Arms Over Proposed Rules That Could Ban .AU Domain Investing
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 18:12:42 -0400
Domainers in Australia are sounding a red alert as new rules being considered by AuDA could lead to a ban on domain investing. Slithers to Top of This Week's Domain Sales Chart With 6-Figure Strike
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 20:28:21 -0400
This week's top sales included one of the year's 10 biggest sales to date, the biggest ccTLD sale of 2019 and two of the top five non .com gTLD sales of the year.

George Kirikos Launches New Blog at and The Fireworks Have Already Begun
Mon, 8 Apr 2019 19:02:19 -0400
Outspoken domain industry expert George Kirikos launched a new blog at on Friday and it is already making waves.

20 Big City .Com Domains For Sale in 1 Lot:, & More
Fri, 5 Apr 2019 09:00:47 -0400
GeoCentric Media has assembled a dream portfolio of big city .com geodomains that has been put on the market as a single lot.

Six Figures Paid for a Four-Digit .Com That Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart
Wed, 3 Apr 2019 20:52:04 -0400
The new weekly domain sales report is out at A $110,000 numeric domain heads our latest all extension Top 20 sales chart. 5 ccTDs also made the list.

Sale of Puts New Yorker in Charge of Developing Site Devoted to the State
Mon, 1 Apr 2019 20:20:44 -0400
New Yorker John Colascione and North Dakota didn't have a lot in common - but that immediately changed with the sale of

Total Domain Registrations Worldwide Jumped Nearly 5% in the Past Year According to Verisign
Fri, 29 Mar 2019 16:41:26 -0400
Verisign has released their latest Industry Brief. The report said total domain registrations across all TLDs hit a record high of 348.7 million at the end of 4Q-2018.

IT Company Cumberland Fills the Gap With a 6-Figure Purchase of This Week's Chart Topper
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 19:56:35 -0400
Thanks to a big IT Company's decision to upgrade their domain - sold for big bucks to top this week's domain sales chart. Sells for Over $500,000 - Buyer Joe Vargas Tells Us Why It Was a Bargain
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 11:54:27 -0400 has changed hands for over half a million dollars in one of the three biggest publicly reported domain sales so far in 2019.

BRANDIT Names Industry Veteran Executive Lance Wolak to Lead Their North American Business
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 12:51:19 -0400
BRANDIT, a global provider of Corporate Domain Services, has brought Lance Wolak on board as Partner BRANDIT North America. vs. Both Sold for Same Price, Which Was Best Buy?
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:32:08 -0400
Our initial test of Name vs. Name went well so we now bring you round 2. Each name sold for $4,000. Which was the better buy?

A 3-Letter .Com and the Year's Biggest ccTLD Sale to Date Top This Week's Sales Chart
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 21:30:14 -0400
The new weekly domain sales report is out at A 3-letter .com and 2019's biggest ccTLD sale to date set the pace.

Tucows Acquires European Domain Registrar Ascio in $29 Million Deal
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:43:11 -0400
Tucows, who already operates OpenSRS and Enom, has become an even bigger domain reseller after acquiring Europe's Ascio for over $29 million. and Sold for the Same Price. Which One Was the Better Buy & Why?
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:57:16 -0400
Two very different domain names may sell for exactly the same price. Examining why may show what attributes domain buyers currently value the most.

Five 6-Figure Domain Sales Hit This Week's Chart as NameJet/ROTD Report Closed Sales
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 20:28:36 -0400
NameJet & spent much of February closing sales from their live auction at NamesCon. The results put some big numbers on this week's sales chart.

Radix Reports a 30% Rise in Revenue That Pushed the Registry Operator's 2018 Profit Up 45%
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 17:37:56 -0400
Radix, one of the world’s largest new TLD portfolio registries, announced that it grossed $16.95 million in total revenue in 2018, a 30% rise over 2017.

Domain Freaks Sighted at ICANN 64 Meeting Currently Underway in Kobe, Japan
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 16:59:40 -0400
I can see where this headline might cause some concern but there is really nothing to worry about - these are friendly freaks!

NDA Keeps Multi-Million $ Sale of from Topping New Chart But It's a Big Win for Kate Buckley
Thu, 7 Mar 2019 13:07:51 -0500
Kate Buckley has just closed another major domain sale, brokering a multi-million dollar deal for More on all of the week's top sales here.

Afilias Elevates Ram Mohan to Chief Operating Officer of the World's 2nd Biggest Registry Operator
Wed, 6 Mar 2019 14:01:48 -0500
Afilias has announced that Ram Mohan has been named Chief Operating Officer at a company he has spent the past 18 years helping build into a global giant.

Three Familiar Faces Added to Executive Team at Public Interest Registry/.ORG
Tue, 5 Mar 2019 12:54:33 -0500
New CEO Jon Nevett continues to build an all-star executive team at Public Interest Registry (.ORG) with 3 additions announced today.

New CEO Matthias Conrad is Planning to Step on the Accelerator at Sedo
Mon, 4 Mar 2019 12:53:18 -0500
For only the 3rd time in 20 years, Sedo has a new CEO. We connected with Matthias Conrad to learn more about his plans for the domain sales & monetization giant.

The Domain Battle That Pitted Ari Goldberger Against Michael Cohen and The Trump Organization
Fri, 1 Mar 2019 13:02:45 -0500
In the wake of this week's developments in Washington DC this previously untold story (with a domain twist) is an relevant today as it was when it happened. Tops This Week's Sales Chart With Multiple gTLDs & ccTLDs Also in the Mix
Wed, 27 Feb 2019 19:45:42 -0500
The past week's domain sales activity was concentrated in the mid-range of the market with variety replacing high end sales in the spotlight.

Rick Schwartz is Returning to the Conference Game With an Intimate August Event in Asheville
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:38:49 -0500
15 years after launching the 1st major domain conference and 5 years after his last one, TRAFFIC Co-Founder Rick Schwartz in climbing back in the ring.

Chaos Reigns on This Week's Domain Sales Chart - Top Two Sales Total Nearly 500K
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:35:59 -0500
The 2019 sales season continues to show strength. Our latest weekly Top 20 Sales Chart is led by a pair of heavyweights that total nearly $500,000.

New Public Interest Registry CEO Jon Nevett Seeks to Position .ORG as the Best TLD, Period
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:40:30 -0500
In the early days of domaining people debated whether .net or .org was the best alternative to .com. The new CEO at PIR thinks .org was, and is, the best TLD, period.

4-Letter .Coms Hit a New High in 4Q-2018 According to GGRG's 11th Quarterly Liquid Domains Report
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:07:05 -0500
The biggest surprise for many in GGRG's latest quarterly report on short .com sales will be seeing a record high in dollar volume for 4-letter .coms.

Remembering Millie: A Fond Farewell to the One in a Million Matriarch of Domaining's First Family
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 20:08:42 -0500
Carmella Savanello (AKA Millie) has left the building but before her passing the inspiring matriarch of the Neu family left us with an invaluable parting gift.

A Trio of 3-Letter .Coms Helped the .Coms Sweep 18 of the Week's Top 20 Domain Sales
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 21:18:51 -0500
The new weekly domain sales report is out at Just as we have seen in past years, short .coms are leading the sales charge in 2019.

NamesCon Global 2019's Trend Report is the Next Best Thing to Having Been There
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:32:30 -0500
If you weren't able to make it to the NamesCon Global 2019 conference in Las Vegas, a detailed new report will give you all the key details you missed.

Two More Six-Figure Sales Help Keep the Early 2019 Domain Sales Season on Track
Wed, 6 Feb 2019 20:59:04 -0500
After being away for NamesCon last week we bring you totally up to date on domain sales data we have collected over the past two weeks.

Always Smiling: We've Lost One of Our Brightest Lights But We Celebrate Charlotte Gilbert's Life
Wed, 6 Feb 2019 13:39:33 -0500
In trying to find words that could convey the sense of loss so many felt after Charlotte Gilbert's passing we realized there are none but we celebrate what she gave us.

A Second Radix New gTLD Has Reached 1 Million Registrations with .SITE Joining .ONLINE
Tue, 5 Feb 2019 18:06:44 -0500
Radix Registry announced their .SITE TLD has passed 1 million domains making them the first new gTLD portfolio operator to have two TLDs at that level.

Photos & Highlights From the Final Two Days at the NamesCon Global 2019 Conference in Las Vegas
Thu, 31 Jan 2019 15:30:41 -0500
DNJournal has photos and highlights from the sprint to the finish over the final two days of the domain business world's biggest annual event.

Photos & Highlights from Day 2 Monday at the NamesCon Global 2019 Conference in Las Vegas
Wed, 30 Jan 2019 01:55:54 -0500
Day 2 rocked at NamesCon Global 2019 - From Bhavin Turakhia to Kate Buckley to Andrew Rosener and John Berrryhill and all points in between!

Opening Day Photos & Highlights from NamesCon Global 2019 in Las Vegas Sunday
Mon, 28 Jan 2019 17:20:10 -0500
The NamesCon Global 2019 conference is in full swing after a busy opening day and night Sunday in Las Vegas. We have all of the photos & highlights for you.

NamesCon Global 2019 Got Off to an Unofficial Early Start Saturday Night in Las Vegas
Sun, 27 Jan 2019 10:56:28 -0500
The Namescon Global conference officially opens today but with dozens of attendees already in town Saturday it felt like the show was already in full swing.

NamesCon 2019: Two Things You Can Count On: Great Networking and News Overload!
Fri, 25 Jan 2019 11:04:31 -0500
NamesCon starts Sunday and every year it produces a bonanza for news junkies. In fact the blizzard of news releases has already begun!

Blockbuster Sale of Gets 2019 Domain Sales Season Off to a Good Start
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 18:09:35 -0500
Our new weekly domain sales report in our with a couple of heavyweights sitting at the top of the leader board - one at 7 figures, another at 6.

Mark Thomas Closes Biggest GeoDomain Sale Ever Reported - Goes for Millions
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:28:09 -0500
In the biggest cash sale of a geodomain ever reported, Mark Thomas of has closed the multi-million $ sale of

The State of the Industry 2019: 21 Experts from Across the Industry Assess 2018 and Predict What Lies Ahead
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:37:48 -0500
Welcome to our 15th annual State of the Industry Cover Story! Our 21-member panel of experts features 14 contributors who were not in last year's line-up. Has Released Its Complete 2018 Premium Domain Sales Observation Report
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:23:13 -0500
Earlier this month we gave you some excerpts from a new report on sales at the high end of the market. The complete report has just been released by Brings Sharjil Saleem Onboard to Launch Company's New Domain Brokerage Service
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:18:27 -0500 just launched a Domain Brokerage division with a new VP, successful broker Sharjil Saleem, brought on board to kickstart the venture.

Booking the Week's #1 Domain Sale Should Have the Former Owner of Feeling a Lot Better!
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:12:05 -0500
Everybody loves a 3-letter domain name, especially one that is also a dictionary word! That was shown again when Sedo posted the week's top sale with one. Owner Fred Mercaldo Launches New Geodomain Brokerage Service at
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 18:24:13 -0500
Fred Mercaldo, a long-time leader in the geodomain space, has just launched a new venture - a domain brokerage for .com geodomains only. Report on Their 2018 Sales Reveals Previously Unseen Activity at High End of Market
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 18:33:03 -0500
We got an advance look at a Premium Domain Sales Observation Report for 2018 that provides some interesting insight into high end sales.

Last Domain Sales Reported for 2018 Include a $1.15 Million Monster & 3 Others in 6 Figures
Wed, 9 Jan 2019 20:17:08 -0500
I hope you all enjoyed the holiday break and are ready to catch up on what happened over the holidays in the domain aftermarket.

Sedo Names a New CEO - Matthias Conrad Takes the Reins from Tobias Flaitz
Tue, 8 Jan 2019 09:47:07 -0500
The new year began with a new CEO at the helm at Sedo. Internet industry veteran Matthias Conrad now leads the popular domain sales and monetization platform.

New Keynote Speakers Added to NamesCon Global 2019 Lineup
Thu, 3 Jan 2019 19:13:10 -0500
NamesCon Global has announced three additional keynote speakers for the show coming up January 27-30 in Las Vegas, bringing the total up to 5.

NamesCon Global 2019 Preview: Last Tango in Las Vegas!
Thu, 3 Jan 2019 15:05:41 -0500
When NamesCon Global 2019 runs January 27-30 it will mark the end of an era - the last one in Las Vegas. We connected with the organizers to see what they have in store this month and beyond.

Happy New Year! Wishing You New Highs in Health, Wealth & Happiness in 2019!
Mon, 31 Dec 2018 18:40:39 -0500
Even though the number on the calendar is the only thing that is sure to change, there is something invigorating about the fresh start a new year represents.

Industry Pioneer Pinky Brand Takes New Position as Marketing & Sales VP at RegistryOffice
Thu, 27 Dec 2018 17:19:55 -0500
Pinky Brand, who has been filling key managerial roles in the domain world for over 20 years now, is stepping into a new role at RegistryOffice.

NameJet/ROTD Release Dazzling List of Top Tier Domains for 2019 NamesCon Live Auction
Thu, 20 Dec 2018 17:57:40 -0500
NameJet & RightOfTheDot have released an initial list of premium domains that will be offered in their live auction at NamesCon Global in Las Vegas. Puts Eye Popping Payday in Braden Pollock's Pocket - Tops New DNJ Top 20
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 18:20:57 -0500
Peter Piper may have picked a peck of pickled peppers but what he got for them was peanuts compared to what Braden Pollock pocketed for parting with

Latest Verisign Report Shows More Growth in Global Domain Registrations With .COM, ccTLDs & New gTLDs All Up
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:25:16 -0500
Verisign has released their latest quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief showing where worldwide registrations in all categories now stand.

Two 6-Figure Heavyweights Totaling $1.2 Million Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:53:48 -0500
A trio of well-known domain brokers are going to have an especially happy holiday season after booking sales that rank among the biggest we've seen this year.

Elon Musk Reveals He Made One of the Biggest Domain Buys of All Time in at $11 Million
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:32:13 -0500
Tesla Founder & billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk lit up the aftermarket grapevine like a Christmas tree with his announcement of an $11 million purchase of

Trio of 6-Figure Sales Totaling $769,000 Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart
Thu, 6 Dec 2018 20:59:56 -0500
The new weekly sales report is out at Three big sales, led by a half-million dollar plus new gTLD sale set the pace on the Top 20 Sales Chart.

Donuts Co-Founder Jonathon Nevett Named CEO of .ORG Operator Public Interest Registry
Wed, 5 Dec 2018 15:00:01 -0500
PIR, the nonprofit operator of the .org domain, today announced that industry veteran Jonathon Nevett will be its new President and CEO. Acquires Tucows Interest in NameJet - Now Has Sole Ownership of NameJet & SnapNames
Mon, 3 Dec 2018 13:22:02 -0500 has acquired all remaining interest in NameJet, giving the company sole ownership of two of the top drop catchers - NameJet & SnapNames. Changing Hands for $1 Million in Deal Put Together by Broker Sharjil Saleem
Fri, 30 Nov 2018 16:12:53 -0500
Domain Broker Sharjil Saleem, who has put together a string of top tier sales in recent years, has just added another - a $1 million deal for

$825,000 Sale of Uncovered - Startup Reveals Price Paid in 2017 Transaction
Mon, 26 Nov 2018 18:17:49 -0500
A powerful testament to how valuable a great domain name can be in the right hands. CEO reveals how his company acquired their dream domain.

Another Pair of Big .Com Sales Totaling $642,000 Take Top Spots on This Week's Sales Chart
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 18:23:51 -0500
For the 2nd week in a row - a pair of six-figure .com sales sit at the top of our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart.

Michael Cyger Predicts His Cash + Equity Sale of Will End Up Being a 7-Figure Deal
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 17:27:55 -0500 Founder Mike Cycger has a great new domain sale case study to share with students - his own cash & equity sale of!

Radix’s Startup League Backed Over 40 Startups at Web Summit 2018 in Lisbon
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 18:13:43 -0500
Radix Registry's Startup League helped more than 40 startups built on Radix TLDs exhibit at this month's massive Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal.

Pair of .Com Sales Totaling Over $817,000 Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:23:18 -0500
Our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart is led by one of the year's five biggest sales with a second 6-figure transaction in the runner-up slot.

GGRG Says Sales Activity in "Liquid" Domain Names (Short .COMS) Rebounded Strongly in 3Q-2018
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:33:51 -0500
After a weak 2nd quarter, sales activity rebounded sharply in short .com sales in 3Q-2018 according to GGRG's latest quarterly report.

Two-Letter .COM Changes Hands in $700,000 Deal Brokered by Joe Uddeme at
Fri, 9 Nov 2018 12:46:48 -0500
For the 2nd time in as many years Joe Uddeme at NameExperts has posted a top 5 sale and yet again a 2-letter .com goes to China.

Six-Figure Sale of a 2-Letter ccTLD Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart
Wed, 7 Nov 2018 20:25:44 -0500
The ccTLDs had their second big week in a row - ringing up the week's biggest domain sale and taking 5 places on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart.

How Making New Music Has Helped Emme Lentino Heal from the Untimely Loss of Husband Tony
Mon, 5 Nov 2018 19:28:36 -0500
One of the domain industry's most successful entrepreneurs, Tony Lentino, passed away two years ago at age 42 . His wife, Emme has poured her heart and soul into new music that has helped her heal from that devastating loss and is inspiring people around the world.

Radix Registry's .ONLINE Hits the 1 Million Domains Mark to Become One of the 5 Biggest New gTLDs
Fri, 2 Nov 2018 11:15:09 -0400
.ONLINE passed a major milestone today when the new gTLD from Radix Registry saw its 1 millionth domain name registered. That makes it the 5th biggest new gTLD. Launches New Quarterly Report on Premium Domain Sales in China
Thu, 1 Nov 2018 16:26:16 -0400, a brokerage that has bridged the Western and Chinese domain markets, has launched a new report that breaks down trends at the high end of the market.

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