Ethos Capital Acquisition of Public Interest Registry (.ORG) Stirs Controversy
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 17:51:01 -0500
A private equity firm's acquisition of the Public Interest Registry and it popular .org TLD (closely associated with non-profits) is raising hackles in the domain world.

TM.Com Changes Hands for $1.25 Million in Deal Handled by Mark Thomas at
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 14:23:42 -0500
Chalk up another home run for VIP Brokerage Founder & CEO Mark Thomas. His firm now has two of the four biggest sales reported this year to date!

3-Letter .Coms Claim 3 of Week's 5 Biggest Sales - One of Year's 10 Biggest Non .Com gTLD Sales Also Reported
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 21:52:27 -0500
This week the domain aftermarket produced something for everyone. The .coms had their usual full plate but the non .com gTLDs and ccTLDs scored too.

Phenomenal Outing for - Brokerage Banks Over $750,000 With 4 of Week's Top 5 Sales
Wed, 6 Nov 2019 19:02:06 -0500
James Booth recently rebranded his domain brokerage from to and his latest sales show the name fits. Goes Ape! Smashes Door Into the Year's Top Ten with a $496,000 Sale
Wed, 30 Oct 2019 20:42:20 -0400
Monte Cahn's has put up the year's latest heavyweight domain sales - ringing up almost $500,000 for

Latest Domain Sales Trends Revealed in's 3Q-2019 Domain Investment Index Report
Tue, 29 Oct 2019 10:17:05 -0400
New report shows rising sales in 3Q-2019. Also, the UK passes China as the 2nd strongest market for domain sales.

7-Figure Sale of a 3-Letter .Com Rocks This Week's Domain Sales Chart - Deal Ranks Among Year's Top 3
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 19:40:24 -0400
For only the fourth time this year a domain sale has broken the million-dollar mark. The 3-letter .com sold for 5 times more than the previous 2019 high for that group.

The Envelope Please - A Complete List of Winners of the 1st Annual .ORG Impact Awards
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 18:14:15 -0400
The inaugural .ORG Impact Awards were presented to 12 individuals and organizations during a gala dinner in Washington, D.C. The winners are....

$233,000 .Com Sale at Sedo Tops This Week's Chart - Two of Year's 10 Biggest .Net Sales Also Reported
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 21:36:18 -0400
The autumn weather appears to be bringing domain buyers out of the woodwork. There was good news for both .coms and non .coms.

ICA Names 9 Lonnie Borck Memorial Award Nominees - Winner to Be Announced at NamesCon 2020
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:24:33 -0400
The winner of the 2020 Lonnie Borck Memorial Award will honored for his or her contributions to the domain name community.

ICA Taking Lonnie Borck Award Noms - .ORG Impact Awards to be Presented Next Week
Fri, 4 Oct 2019 16:12:44 -0400
Awards season is here. The ICA wants your nominations for the 4th annual Lonnie Borck Memorial Award and .ORG Impact Awards will be handed on Oct. 10. Sticks Six-Figure Landing to Take Top Spot on This Week's Sales Chart
Wed, 2 Oct 2019 19:30:18 -0400
The race for the the top spot on our latest weekly Top 20 Domain Sales Chart was a runaway thanks to a $565,000 sale that is one of the year's 10 biggest to date.

Name Ninja Bill Sweetman Closes $565,000 Sale of as Buyer Pays Off Balance Early
Mon, 30 Sep 2019 12:17:15 -0400
We told you about a 600K deal for Carrot,.com last spring. In exchange for a discount the buyer paid it off years ahead of schedule.

Six-Figure Sale of Gives Sedo Top Spot on This Week's Sales Chart
Wed, 25 Sep 2019 19:53:20 -0400
A quick glance at our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Domain Sales Chart is all you need to see it was a big week for Sedo who piled up 13 entries overall.

Domain King Rick Schwartz Lets It Rip in Wide Ranging New Video Podcast at
Tue, 24 Sep 2019 15:40:15 -0400
Rick Schwartz spent a rollicking 72 minutes sharing his unvarnished thoughts on the domain business in a new video podcast. Added to Extraordinary Portfolio of Big City .COM GeoDomains Offered by Geocentric Media
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:00:15 -0400
We previously told you about a portfolio of more than 20 big city .com geodomains being put up for sale. A new gem has just been added to the incredible collection. Lands at #1 on This Week's Sales Chart - 2 ccTLDs Make Top 5 & a New gTLD Goes Top 10
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:15:16 -0400
This week's domain sales report gives just about everybody something to be happy about! Fans of every category have some successes they can point to.

Public Interest Registry's .ORG Rolls Out Global Rebrand with New Website and Logos
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 17:17:09 -0400
The venerable .ORG extension has gotten a major makeover that went public today when a new website and visual identity was launched worldwide by PIR.

.ORG Demonstrates Growing Power - Tops This Week's Sales Chart with $45,999 Sale at SnapNames
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 18:14:16 -0400
The biggest domain sale reported each week is usually a .com but that wasn't the case this week as .ORG pulled off the upset with one of the year's 10 biggest non .com gTLD sales to date.

GGRG Releases Their Latest Quarterly Report on Short .Com Domain Sales in an Impressive New Format
Mon, 9 Sep 2019 18:36:46 -0400
Domain brokerage GGRG has given their quarterly report on liquid domain sales a major makeover. You can check it out while reviewing the 2Q-2019 sales info.

Holiday Weekend in U.S. Accompanied By Absence of Big Spenders in Domain Aftermarket
Thu, 5 Sep 2019 17:43:23 -0400
Despite the long Labor Day holiday weekend in the U.S. we saw a lot of solid mid-range sales but the big spenders joined millions of others taking a break.

Verisign Says Total Domain Registrations Jumped 4.4% YOY Led by .Coms & Surging ccTLDs
Tue, 3 Sep 2019 18:09:02 -0400
Verisign has released their latest quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief covering 2Q-2019 and worldwide registration results over the past year. Sends Uniregistry Straight to the Top of This Week's Domain Sales Chart
Wed, 28 Aug 2019 18:45:54 -0400
Uniregistry and Sedo dominated this week's sales chart. Between the two of them, they swept all but one entry on our weekly Top 20 Chart.

Top 2 Names on This Week's Chart Total 400K + Price Paid for in 2008 Revealed
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:37:55 -0400
The new weekly sales report is out at Along with the week's top sales we finally learned how much sold for 11 years ago! Releases Their Q2-2019 Premium Domain Sales Report & Unveils New Office in Xiamen, China
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:08:35 -0400
The folks at have been busy this summer. They've just released their latest report on aftermarket sales and also moved into upscale new offices.

A ccTLD & a .Com That Was Quickly Flipped for a 500% Profit Top This Week's Sales Chart
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 18:51:11 -0400
How would you like to buy a domain for $10,000 and sell it for $50,000 four months later? That happened with one of this week's top sales while a ccTLD led the chart.

Domain Packages Begin Filling the Gap Between Sales of Individual Domains and Entire Portfolios
Thu, 8 Aug 2019 18:39:02 -0400
When domains are put up for sale owners usually try to sell them individually but, in addition to the occasional portfolio sale, we are now seeing tighter packages of domains and other assets offered together.

Uniregistry Dominates This Week's Chart After Deciding to Release Their Top Sales Each Week
Wed, 7 Aug 2019 20:30:04 -0400
The new weekly domain sales report is out and it was another big week for domain sales, especially since Uniregistry added their muscle to the mix.

PIR to Host a .ORG Community Forum & the Impact Awards Ceremony in Washington D.C. October 10
Tue, 6 Aug 2019 18:41:47 -0400
If you operate a .ORG website or have one planned, you might want to make a trip to Washington DC this fall for a free community forum meant for you.

The Weekend Was Nirvana for Domain Investors With Meetups On Both Sides of the Globe and an Industry Pioneer Online
Mon, 5 Aug 2019 19:45:51 -0400
With domain investor meetups in Asheville & New Delhi and one of the industry's pioneers holding court online, it was a great weekend to soak up domain expertise.

Radix TLDs Produced $1.36 Million in Premium Domain Sales in the First Half of 2019
Fri, 2 Aug 2019 17:24:49 -0400
Radix has released a new report detailing premium domain sales results in the first half of 2019 for the nine gTLDs the company administers.

Sedo Selects Michael Robrock to Fill Newly Created Position as Chief Operating Officer
Thu, 1 Aug 2019 17:21:00 -0400
For the first time, Sedo has a COO, a role that will be filled by new management board member Michael Robrock who brings over 20 years of experience to the job.

The Big Numbers Are Back: A Million $ Sale at Sedo and Two Others in 6 Figures Top This Week's Chart
Wed, 31 Jul 2019 20:38:38 -0400
After taking a bit of a breather a week ago the domain aftermarket was flying high again this week with some big numbers at the top of the leader board.

Record Breaking Domain Broker Jeff Gabriel Wraps Up 7-Year Run With Uniregistry
Wed, 31 Jul 2019 13:44:18 -0400
Domain sales giant Jeff Gabriel is closing yet another successful chapter in his remarkable career as his 7-year run with Uniregistry has come to a close.

NamesCon Global 2020 Announces Change in Dates for January Show in Austin, Texas
Tue, 30 Jul 2019 18:39:38 -0400
NamesCon Global 2020 will start three days later than originally planned to make way for a special closing day event.

India's Annual DomainX Conference Returns This Weekend With New Domain Auction Added to the Mix
Mon, 29 Jul 2019 16:20:19 -0400
The 6th annual DomainX conference will be held this weekend in New Delhi. For the first time this show will include a live premium domain auction.

16 Years of DNJournal & Domain Industry History Discussed in New Edition of the Domainer Show
Fri, 26 Jul 2019 16:51:32 -0400
DNJ's Ron Jackson was the guest on a new edition of The Domainer Show that covers 16 years of industry history as well as what's ahead.

In a Diverse Week for Domain Sales a Dozen .Coms, Six ccTLDs and a Pair of Non .Com gTLDs Earned Chart Entries
Wed, 24 Jul 2019 18:07:06 -0400
We've seen a lot of big domain sales this summer so it was probably time for the market to take a breather but it was still an interesting week.

.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 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 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 Now the buyer is sharing the full story of his acquisition.

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 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
Tue, 9 Jul 2019 10:54:05 -0400
In the latest Cover Story at we share the fascinating back story of Michael Castello's latest seven-figure domain deal - this time for

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 So much for the "summer doldrums" - it was a record breaking week! Becomes DAN.COM With Launch of Their New Domain Automation Network
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:11:06 -0400
Domain marketplace has moved to a new domain - DAN.COM - to launch its new blockchain-powered Domain Automation Network.

$30 Million Sale of 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 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.'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 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 Report Shows Domain Sales Rebounding - Up 10% in Q1-2019 From 4Q-2018
Thu, 16 May 2019 13:28:54 -0400's new quarterly Domain Investment Index report covering Q1-2019 includes a lot of good news for domain investors.

Mega Sale of 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. and 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. & 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.

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