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November 22, 2017 01:46

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Trending domain name keywords: cannabis and blockchain

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of October 2017 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. “cannabis” is the top keyword in .com while “blockchain” is the top keyword in .net. “Blockchain” is the only common keyword in the 2 lists. My experience shows […]

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Nominet suspended 16,632 domains

Nominet published its update on .UK domains suspended for criminal activity over the 12 months to October 2017. Nominet suspends domains following notification from the police or other law enforcement agencies that the domain is being used for criminal activity. The criminality report shows that the number of .UK domains suspended between 1 November 2016 and […]

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Radix shares renewal rates for .Online, .Tech and .Site (no data for its other 6 extensions)

Radix registry shared the renewal rate for three of its most popular TLDs, .ONLINE, .TECH and .SITE. Launched in July and August 2015, these 3 TLDs are up for subsequent (2nd cycle) renewal and are seeing an overall renewal rate of 77%. This renewal rate is for the first month General Availability. Drilling down to […]

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.Radio enters general availability today – Speculators are not welcomed!

.Radio entered General Availability today (from 15 November 2017 12:00 AM UTC). .Radio is not welcoming domain name speculators and its pricing seems a bit complicated. According to Namestat .radio gained 1,614 registrations during the Pioneer and Sunrise periods across 52 countries and 18 registrars, now standing at 1,636 in the zonefile this morning. .radio […]

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Goodbye World Hosting Days! Hello CloudFest 2018!

World Hosting Days is rebranding to CloudFest. CloudFest 2018 will be held March 10-16, in Rust Germany. “Our industry is evolving at a blistering pace. The cloud is not only about bandwidth, storage, or connectivity anymore but includes platforms delivering a full spectrum of services at the foundation of all communication and data transfer around […]

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Rick Schwartz sells portfolio of 10 NNN(.)com domains

Rick Schwartz, aka the Domain King, announced in a tweet today that he has sold his entire portfolio of 10 NNN.com domains. Rick did not disclose the price that the domains were sold but did say that the domains would take 10 spots high on the DNJournal’s top sales of 2017. I would expect the […]

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Verisign launches NameStudio to help people find domain names

Today Verisign introduced NameStudio, a new domain name brainstorming service. Through NameStudio, users type in keywords for domain names related to their idea or business. The service dynamically generates relevant domain name options that can complement their keywords of interest and provides additional domain name suggestions. The service is optimized for both mobile and desktop […]

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Liquid domains market: $24.4M domain sales reported by escrow.com

This quarter a new record in sales was recorded (as reported by Escrow.com) with over $24M. GGRG Brokerage Consulting and Giuseppe Graziano published the 3rd quarter of 2017 Liquid Domains Market Overview partnering with Escrow.com and Estibot’s parent company Intelium and ShortNames.com. This report is focused on 2017 Q3 and presents key statistics of the […]

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Mike Mann sells 4 domains in October for $83,388 (HighGrade.com, CoolDomains.com, etc.)

Mike Mann reported selling 4 domain names in October for a total of $83,388. Prices started at $9,888 and went up to $38,500. I hope there is not someone that thinks that these are all the domains that Mike sold in October. These are just the domains that he chose to report. Also he is […]

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Stuart Maloff’s interview about his domain name business gets published

Stuart Maloff gave an interview about his domain name business on VoyageMIA.com. Stu Maloff is a domain name investor living in Coral Springs, Florida. He is also a full-time teacher currently teaching 3rd Grade Gifted/High Achieving students in Coral Springs, FL. Stu started domain investing in the year 2000 when he was living in Syracuse, […]

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