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.

Wishing Our Friends and Readers Around the World a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays
Mon, 25 Dec 2017 12:06:54 -0500
We want to send you all our warmest wishes for the holidays and the new year ahead. Whatever your faith or beliefs may be, we hope all of your days ahead will be richly blessed.

Never Give Up! How Tough Times Turned George Verdugo Into a Successful Entrepreneur
Fri, 22 Dec 2017 18:11:27 -0500
In this season of hope we have a timely new Cover Story detailing how veteran domain investor/developer George Verdugo turned tough times to his advantage.

Latest Verisign Industry Brief Reveals a Rare Retreat in Total Domain Names Registered
Wed, 20 Dec 2017 12:13:05 -0500
Verisign has released their latest Domain Name Industry Brief. Non renewal of cheap new gTLDs caused a decline overall but traditional TLDs grew.

.GLOBAL Christmas Contest Offers $1,000 Amazon Gift Card in Effort to Cut Through New gTLD Clutter
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:23:13 -0500
With hundreds of competing new gTLDs it is hard to stand out in the crowd, but .GLOBAL is running a contest aimed at helping them do just that this Christmas.

$323,000 Sale Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart With Another Also Fetching 6 Figures
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:24:29 -0500
The past week was a very good one for a veteran domain investor (who wishes to remain anonymous). He sold TWO domains that each hit six figures!

New gTLD Registry Operator Radix Shares Their Revenue Numbers for the First Time
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:00:16 -0500
Most new gTLD registry operators do not share their financial information but Radix just revealed how many millions in sales they have booked this year.

Details Released for January's NameJet/RightOfTheDot Live Domain Auction at NamesCon 2018
Thu, 7 Dec 2017 18:01:32 -0500
Over the past 3 years, NamesCon auctions have produced over $4 million in domain sales. That total will rise in January when NameJet/ROTD stages the next one.

Larry Fischer Reels in Another Big One: 6-Figure Sale Gives Him Two of the Year's Top 20
Wed, 6 Dec 2017 20:55:33 -0500
The weekly domain sales report is out at After posting a $1.2 million sale in October Larry Fischer just scored again with another 2017 Top 20 Sale.

Domaining Europe Returning Home to Valencia, Spain for 10th Anniversary Show Next Spring
Fri, 1 Dec 2017 18:20:36 -0500
After spending the last 2 years on the road the Domaining Europe conference will return to where it all began, Valencia, Spain, for its 10th Anniversary show in 2018. Spawns Six-Figure Sale for Sedo and ccTLDS Have Another Big Week to Celebrate
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 18:15:09 -0500
The new weekly domain sales report is out at In addition to the always dominant .coms, the big winners wound up being Sedo and the ccTLDs.

With 2018 Show 2 Months Away NamesCon Offers Cyber Monday Discount & Agenda Update
Mon, 27 Nov 2017 18:01:38 -0500
This being Cyber Monday NamesCon has rolled out a half price ticket offer good until the end of the day Tuesday and also unveiled more agenda details.

Internet Commerce Association Expands Role of Interim General Counsel Zak Muscovitch
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:15:46 -0500
Veteran industry attorney and ICA Board member Zak Muscovitch volunteered to fill in when ICA General Counsel Phil Corwin left but Zak's role has already expanded.

Radix Excited About Attention New Companies Built on Their TLDs Received at Web Summit
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:11:06 -0500
The massive 2017 Web Summit conference concluded earlier this month in Lisbon with 60,000 attendees on hand. Radix's Startup League was there and shared their experiences with us.

The Warmuz Way: How Trellian Has Triumphed for 20 Years Despite the Tragic Loss of a Founder
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:53:02 -0500
A new DNJournal Cover Story details how the late Ren Warmuz and his brother David built a company that was meant to last and is still going strong after two decades.

1-Letter German Domain Draws Highest Price Reported This Week - ccTLDs Take 2 of Top 3 Spots
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:06:34 -0500
The ccTLDs had a big week. They put 6 names on the all extension Top 20 Sales Chart including a pair that rank among the year's top six ccTLD sales.

GGRG's Latest Report on Liquid Domain Sales Finds $ Volume Up at, Down in Public Sales
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:26:34 -0500
Domain brokerage & consultancy has released their latest free quarterly report breaking down aftermarket sales and development of "liquid domain names."

Deloitte Loves Donuts - Names New gTLD Giant North America's Fastest Growing Tech Company
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:36:37 -0500
Business consulting giant Deloitte has issued their annual Technology Fast 500 list and the domain world's Donuts was named #1 in all of North America!

NamesCon Posts Las Vegas Agenda - Vets Offered 2 for 1 Tickets - Early Birds Get Deal on ICA Dinner
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 17:21:08 -0500
NamesCon Global 2018 is just 11 weeks away. We have more on what will be happening at the conference and other events going on during the show.

Mommy Makes Six Figures But 8 of the Week's Top 10 Domain Sales Went to 3-Letter .Coms
Wed, 8 Nov 2017 18:21:33 -0500
3-letter .coms went on a rampage this week, piling up 11 entries on our Top 20 Sales Chart. Still, nothing quite compared to Mommy (.com).

New Conference Coming to India This Month Brings Domains, Bitcoin & Gaming Together in One Place
Tue, 7 Nov 2017 08:04:08 -0500
Domain conferences devoted solely to domains seems to be an increasingly rare species. The new Gambit conference in India is the latest example.

Former ICA Legal Counsel Phil Corwin Accepts a New Position as Policy Counsel for Verisign
Mon, 6 Nov 2017 16:47:48 -0500
Now we know what that new opportunity was that prompted Phil Corwin to give up his position as ICA Legal Counsel.

ICA Legal Counsel Phil Corwin Leaving Job After 11 Years in Leadership Role
Fri, 3 Nov 2017 11:47:54 -0400
After serving as the Internet Commerce Association's Legal Counsel since the day the organization was founded in 2006, Phil Corwin is moving on.

Domain Industry Golfers Can Tee it Up to Help Injured Veterans in Southern California November 13
Thu, 2 Nov 2017 18:22:44 -0400
For several years now I've been telling you about a Charity Golf Tournament that raises money for injured and critically ill veterans. Well, it's that time again!

Another 3-Letter .Com Leads This Week's Sales Chart - Year's Biggest .Info Sale Also Booked
Wed, 1 Nov 2017 18:24:47 -0400
Our latest weekly domain sales report is out. Once again a 3-letter .com tops the elite list but non .com gTLD fans also had something to be happy about.

DigitalTown Continues Acquisition Binge With Deal for App Maker CityInformation B.V.
Wed, 1 Nov 2017 12:18:48 -0400
DigitalTown, Inc., a company headed by Founder Rob Monster, has announced their 7th acquisition since the beginning of last year.

Registrar Consolidation Continues as DirectNic Announces Acquisition of Fabulous.comĀ 
Tue, 31 Oct 2017 15:55:47 -0400
The latest wave in the consolidation ocean has just come ashore with DirectNic swallowing up

DomainSherpa Lives Again! MediaOptions to Resume Production After Buying Site from Michael Cyger
Mon, 30 Oct 2017 06:31:15 -0400
Two months ago Michael Cyger shocked the industry by retiring, but the site is coming back in January under new owners.

$2 Million Blockbuster and a Pair of 6 Figure Sales Headline This Week's Domain Sales Chart
Wed, 25 Oct 2017 20:32:42 -0400
The domain aftermarket is continuing its 4th quarter hot streak with three more big sales and a strong supporting cast. Promises No Chargebacks Ever for Users of New API Announced Today
Wed, 25 Oct 2017 11:13:38 -0400
In another shot across PayPal's bow, has announced a new public API that eliminates the risk of chargebacks.

Sharjil Saleem Closes Multi-Million Dollar Deal for in One of Year's Three Biggest Sales
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:52:35 -0400
Fall is here but big domain sales appear to be on the rise. We've just learned about another 7-figure blockbuster - this one for a 3-letter .com.

Photos & Highlights from the Final 36 Hours at the Inaugural Merge! Conference in Orlando
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:30:11 -0400
The 1st Merge! Conference ended Wednesday afternoon in Orlando. We have all of the highlights from day 4 Tuesday and the half-day that closed the program Wednesday.

Photos & Highlights from Day 3 Monday at the Merge! Conference in Orlando
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:45:37 -0400
The inaugural edition of the Merge! conference shifted into high gear Monday with two keynotes, dozens of business sessions and hours of evening social activity.

Photos & Highlights from Day 2 Sunday at the Inaugural Merge! Conference in Orlando
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:15:53 -0400
The inaugural edition of the Merge! conference continued Sunday at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Florida with a full slate of business sessions & social activities that ran well past midnight.

Photos & Highlights from Saturday's Opening Day at the New Merge! Conference in Orlando, Florida
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 12:55:28 -0400
The new Merge! Conference got underway Saturday at the world's biggest Marriott in Orlando. We have the opening day photos and highlights for you.

Photos & Highlights from NamesCon China in Shanghai - NamesCon's Debut on the Chinese Mainland
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:47:22 -0400
NamesCon completed its first conference on the Chinese mainland today in Shanghai. We have photos & highlights from the landmark event.

Larry Fischer Lands a 7-Figure Blockbuster! Latest Chart Topper Ranks Among Year's 5 Biggest Sales
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 22:24:36 -0400
A lot of solid domain sales piled up over the past 2 weeks including a 7-figure blockbuster we just confirmed today. A 6-figure sale also hit our new weekly sales chart.

It's Showtime! Some Final Notes on the New Merge! Conference Opening Saturday in Orlando
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:43:06 -0400
Jothan Frakes and Ray Dillman Neu announced their big new show six months ago. This weekend it will launch in Orlando.

Trellian Expands Its .AU Drop Catching Business with Acquisition of
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:54:24 -0400
Trellian, the parent company of, has added more horsepower to their .AU drop catching business by acquiring Lowers Minimum Fee to $10 to Provide Buyers and Sellers a Better Option Than PayPal
Thu, 5 Oct 2017 19:42:27 -0400 has made a major change in their fee structure. The company has dropped its minimum fee from $25 to $10 in an effort to lure business away from PayPal.

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