.ORG Registry Operator PIR Releases Annual Report Detailing 2018 Results and 2019 Initiatives
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:59:00 -0400
Public Interest Registry (PIR) released its 2018 Annual Report today. The report highlighted 2018 developments and plans for 2019.

Joe Uddeme at NameExperts.com Books $285,000 Sale To Top This Week's Chart
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:19:20 -0400
After ringing up one of last year's 10 biggest sales, Joe Uddeme is back with one of this year's 15 biggest deals to date.

Buyer of Money.com.au Details How He Made His Chart Topping Acquisition in a New Domainer Show Interview
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 17:10:12 -0400
A couple of weeks ago we told you about a newly revealed AUD $400,000 domain sale of Money.com.au. Now the buyer is sharing the full story of his acquisition.

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 17:04:32 -0400

Domain Sales Explode with 6 Six-Figure Sales Igniting the Blast - Year's 2 Biggest ccTLD Sales to Date Helped Fuel the Fire
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 21:09:40 -0400
The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com and, top to bottom, it it was a spectacular show for the domain aftermarket.

It Pays to Be Patient: How Michael Castello & Walt "Baby" Love Landed a $1.5 Million Deal for Room.com
Tue, 9 Jul 2019 10:54:05 -0400
In the latest Cover Story at DNJournal.com we share the fascinating back story of Michael Castello's latest seven-figure domain deal - this time for Room.com.

ICA/WIPO Public Webinar Wednesday to Address WhoIs Chaos Created By GDPR
Mon, 8 Jul 2019 20:00:18 -0400
GDPR has played havoc with attempts to use public WhoIs records to find out how to contact a domain's owner. This webinar will look at a possible solution.

Results from the NamesCon Europe 2019 Live Domain Auction Released - Online Auction Still Underway
Thu, 27 Jun 2019 16:31:43 -0400
Final results from the live domain auction staged by NameJet and RightOfTheDot at the NamesCon Europe conference are now in.

Sedo Soars With a Blockbuster $798,000 Sale and The Year's Biggest ccTLD Sale to Top This Week's Charts
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 21:29:04 -0400
Sedo is closing June with a bang - logging a $798,000 blockbuster, a 2nd six-figure sale, the year's biggest ccTLD sale to date and one of the four biggest non .com gTLD sales.

Photos & Highlights from NamesCon Europe 2019's Show Closing Beach Party in Portugal
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 21:19:34 -0400
The Beach Party that closed NamesCon Europe Saturday showed us some of our domain industry friends know how to surf more than just the web!

Photos & Highlights from Day 2 of the 2019 NamesCon Europe Conference in Cascais, Portugal Friday
Sat, 22 Jun 2019 16:04:27 -0400
The 2019 NamesCon Europe conference continued Friday in Portugal with another busy day of business and an evening cruise on the Atlantic.

Photos & Highlights from Day 1 of the 2019 NamesCon Europe Conference in Cascais, Portugal
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 17:08:34 -0400
The 2019 NamesCon Europe conference is underway and we have photos and highlights from the busy opening day for you.

Biggest Public Cash Domain Sale Ever Reported & Year's Highest Non .Com Sale Headline This Week's Chart
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:34:38 -0400
The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. So much for the "summer doldrums" - it was a record breaking week!

Undeveloped.com Becomes DAN.COM With Launch of Their New Domain Automation Network
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:11:06 -0400
Domain marketplace Undeveloped.com has moved to a new domain - DAN.COM - to launch its new blockchain-powered Domain Automation Network.

$30 Million Sale of Voice.com Sets New Record for Highest Cash Price Paid for a Domain Name
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:54:53 -0400
A public company has sold its Voice.com domain name for $30 million in the biggest cash sale we have seen since we began tracking the aftermarket in 2003.

NamesCon Global Announces Dates and Opens Registration for 2020 Show in Austin, Texas
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 12:45:29 -0400
In January NamesCon Global announced the show would move from Las Vegas to Austin in 2020 - now we have the dates and location for the big event.

A $950,000 Sale Booked by Larry Fischer and the Year's Biggest ccTLD Sale Highlight This Week's Chart
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 21:10:46 -0400
Larry Fischer landed another whale this week - topping our latest weekly sales chart with a name that hit nearly $1 million. We also saw the year's biggest ccTLD sale to date.

PIR Announces New .ORG Impact Awards to Recognize Achievements in the .ORG Community
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 20:27:01 -0400
PIR, the administrator of .ORG, has launched The .ORG Impact Awards, a new program designed to recognize .ORG website owners who are using the Internet to empower change around the world.

Final Countdown to NamesCon Europe 2019 Underway - Here's What to Expect from the Big Show in Portugal
Thu, 6 Jun 2019 17:03:37 -0400
NamesCon Europe gets underway two weeks from today in Cascais, Portugal with connected with show organizers to get you the latest info on what is in store.

Diverse Week for Domain Sales With a Pair of 3-Letter .Coms, 5 ccTLDs and 3 .ORGs in the Top 20
Wed, 5 Jun 2019 19:59:32 -0400
We didn't see any 6-figure domain sales this week but we did see a wide assortment of domains on our latest weekly Top 20 Sales Chart.

Photos & Highlights From the 2019 Global Digital Summit in Xiamen, China
Tue, 4 Jun 2019 18:21:11 -0400
China's 2019 Global Digital Summit wrapped up over the weekend and we have photos & highlights from the big event in the Far East for you.

Latest Verisign Quarterly Report Says Worldwide Domain Registrations Increased By 18 Million In Past Year
Thu, 30 May 2019 17:55:29 -0400
Verisign has released their latest Domain Name Industry Brief covering 1Q-2019. There is good news for .coms and ccTLDs and a mixed bag for new gTLDs.

Free.Games Tops This Week's Chart After Changing Hands for Big Bucks in Year's Biggest Non .Com Sale to Date
Wed, 29 May 2019 20:58:48 -0400
Last year four reported new gTLD sales reached six figures. With this year almost half over none have been reported at that level - until now. Details in our new weekly sales report.

Guta.com's Latest Quarterly Report on Premium Domain Sales Provides Insight Into 1Q-2019 Market Activity
Thu, 23 May 2019 21:05:24 -0400
Brokerage firm Guta.com has some interesting sales data in their latest quarterly report. One-word .com dictionary domains are on the rise but some others declined.

Sedo Cooks Up One of Year's Five Biggest Sales to Date to Top This Week's Chart
Wed, 22 May 2019 21:49:34 -0400
Sedo Senior Broker Dave Evanson was back in the sales kitchen this week, cooking up his latest six-figure chart topper.

New Escrow.com Report Shows Domain Sales Rebounding - Up 10% in Q1-2019 From 4Q-2018
Thu, 16 May 2019 13:28:54 -0400
Escrow.com's new quarterly Domain Investment Index report covering Q1-2019 includes a lot of good news for domain investors.

Mega Sale of Medidata.com Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart and Ranks #3 Year to Date
Wed, 15 May 2019 19:51:12 -0400
George Kirikos has uncovered another high end domain sale that tops this week's sales chart and takes a place among the biggest of 2019 to date,

China's Global Digital Summit Returns to Xiamen May 31-June 1 for 2019 Event at the Swiss Hotel
Mon, 13 May 2019 17:06:37 -0400
Last year's Global Digital Summit in China was so well received show organizers decided to stage the upcoming 2019 conference at the same venue in Xiamen.

Chicago.info and Opinions.org Sold for About the Same Price. Which One Was the Better Buy?
Thu, 9 May 2019 16:36:55 -0400
These two domains from our latest weekly domain sales report look to be great buys at just over $2,000 each. Which one do you like best and why?

A Two-Character .COM and One of Year's 5 Biggest ccTLD Sales Headline This Week's Chart
Wed, 8 May 2019 20:48:24 -0400
The new weekly domain sales report is out. While no blockbuster sales were reported seven solid mid range sales earned spots on the YTD Top 100,

Sedo Removes Minimum Sales Fee & Lowers Minimum Bid Requirements for the Rest of 2019
Tue, 7 May 2019 19:02:20 -0400
Sedo has just made flipping domains at the lower end of the price spectrum a much less expensive sales strategy.

LosAngeles.com & SanFrancisco.com Added to Unprecedented Big City Geodomain Portfolio Sale
Mon, 6 May 2019 09:24:29 -0400
The remarkable portfolio of 20 big city .com geodomains that Geocentric Media put on the market last month has gotten even more amazing.

NamesCon Europe Releases New Information on the Event Coming to Portugal in June
Fri, 3 May 2019 18:02:32 -0400
The 11th annual edition of NamesCon Europe (formerly Domaining Europe) is coming up in June. A preliminary agenda and more show details are now available.

A One-Word .COM & Year's Biggest ccTLD Sale to Date Headline This Week's Domain Sales Chart
Wed, 1 May 2019 21:18:30 -0400
It would be fair to call this week's #1 reported domain sale a monumental sale. We also saw the biggest ccTLD sale of 2019 to date.

eCommerce.co & RealEstate.asia Sold for About the Same Price: Which One Was the Better Buy?
Tue, 30 Apr 2019 19:41:24 -0400
Name vs. Name is back for a 3rd round - one pitting a ccTLD against a non .com gTLD. Both have great keywords and sold for over 16K. Which would you take?

Sedo Bags Another 6-Figure Sale and .CLUB Rings Up the Year's Biggest Non .COM gTLD Sale to Date
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 18:26:20 -0400
The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. Highlights included the 17th six-figure (or higher) sale reported for far this year and the biggest non .com gTLD sale of 2019.

Domain Registrants Urged to Weigh In On Unlimited .ORG Price Hikes Before Monday Deadline
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:00:58 -0400
.ORG domains may end up costing a lot more money if an ICANN proposal to allow unlimited increases passes. Time is running out for registrants to object.

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.

Snake.com 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 FreeSpeech.com 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 FreeSpeech.com on Friday and it is already making waves.

20 Big City .Com Domains For Sale in 1 Lot: Philadelphia.com, Houston.com. SanDiego.com & 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 DNJournal.com. A $110,000 numeric domain heads our latest all extension Top 20 sales chart. 5 ccTDs also made the list.

Sale of NorthDakota.com 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 NorthDakota.com.

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 - Cumberland.com sold for big bucks to top this week's domain sales chart.

CBDOil.com Sells for Over $500,000 - Buyer Joe Vargas Tells Us Why It Was a Bargain
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 11:54:27 -0400
CBDOil.com 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.

StartupFunding.com vs. CryptoMining.org: 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 DNJournal.com. 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.

QV.net and Insurance.us 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 & RightOfTheDot.com 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 Chocolate.com 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 Chocolate.com. 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.

FactoryDirect.com 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 DNJournal.com. 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.

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