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  • Global domain market in 2016: overall growth was 7.1%, no growth for ccTLDs June 21, 2017
    Afnic has published a complete overview of the global domain market in 2016 in a study based on ICANN statistics, information from registries, specialized web sites and its own research. The overall domain name market growth in 2016 was 7.1%,  down from 11.7% in 2015. The 2015 growth was mainly because of the new registrations from […]
    Konstantinos Zournas
  • “UDRP” for copyright has been officially terminated June 20, 2017
    Public Interest Registry (PIR), the .org registry, has officially terminated the Systemic Copyright Alternative Dispute Resolution Policy (SCADR). PIR determined that the SCADR is not ripe for implementation. The intention of the SCADR was to create a narrowly tailored solution to address instances of egregious systemic copyright infringement, while fully respecting the due process rights of […]
    Konstantinos Zournas
  • Mike Mann removes BIN prices from 150,000 domains June 19, 2017
    Mike Mann announced on Facebook that he has removed Buy-It-Now (BIN) prices from 150,000 .com domains on his marketplace. “I removed the prices from 150,000 premium .Com domains which is lowering sales significantly, but generating huge numbers of price requests; ie, a big pipeline. The price quotes and sales prices are going way up on […]
    Konstantinos Zournas
  • Mike Mann sells 13 domains in May (WashingtonJournal.com $75,000) June 16, 2017
    Mike Mann reported selling 13 domain names in May for a total of $171,652. Mike had 4 5-figure sales. Highest reported sale was WashingtonJournal.com that sold for $75,000. The average reported domain sales price was $13,204. Here is a look at some of Mike Mann’s domain acquisitions and sales from May 2017. Domain name sales: NightPulse.com $9,888. Purch […]
    Konstantinos Zournas
  • New gTLD domain inquiries have slowed down in 2017 June 15, 2017
    I had this feeling that I was getting fewer domain name inquiries lately. While I was deciding whether to renew or drop a batch of New gTLDs I noticed that one of my domains, reverse.engineering, had some very strange inquiry stats. It had 4 inquiries in 2014, 9 in 2015, 13 in 2016 and only 1 […]
    Konstantinos Zournas
  • Namejet sold 112 domains for $672,279 in May (cpt .com, photojournal .com, shortstories .com) June 15, 2017
    Namejet released it’s May 2017 domain name auctions report that includes 1 and 2 word .coms, some 3-letter and a lot of 4-letter .com and some numerics. Namejet sold 112 (136 domains in April) domains in May for a total of $672,279 ($844,540 in April). Namejet only reports domains that were sold for $2,000 or more. […]
    Konstantinos Zournas
  • Trending domain name keywords: bit coin, crypto, fidget spinner June 14, 2017
    The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of May 2017 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. There are 2 common keyword in the .com and .net lists that are really one: bit coin. My experience shows that only 2 or 3 thousand domain registrations are enough […]
    Konstantinos Zournas
  • Donuts buys Rightside for $213 million (purchase includes 40 New gTLDs & Name.com) June 14, 2017
    Rightside Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ:NAME) and Donuts Inc., today announced that the two companies have entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), pursuant to which Donuts will acquire Rightside for $10.60 per share in an all-cash tender offer, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $213MM. The purchase includes the 40 New […]
    Konstantinos Zournas
  • .Club is releasing 4,500 new premium domain names June 13, 2017
    On June 14th at 15:00 UTC, .Club will be releasing 4,500 NEW premium domain names into their tiered premium inventory at the registrars. These are predominantly names that were previously registry reserved and have never been available through the registrar channel before. In addition to many keyword domains, the release includes approximately 1,200 2, 3 and 4 character names. […]
    Konstantinos Zournas
  • Shawn Pfunder of GoDaddy interviews Soarigami from Steve Harvey’s Funderdome (video) June 12, 2017
    GoDaddy is sponsoring Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, a new TV show that in on ABC, Sundays 9|8c. Shawn Pfunder of GoDaddy interviews Grace inventor of the Soarigami armrest extender that appeared on Funderdome. They discuss how she used GoDaddy’s marketing tools to get her product online and how GoDaddy’s GoCentral online store can help small businesses like […]
    Konstantinos Zournas