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ICANN receives data protection/privacy guidance from Article 29 Working Party

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) today announced that it has received a letter from the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) [PDF, 400 KB] that provides guidance on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its impact on the collection, retention and publication of domain name registration data and the […]

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ICANN people think they are rock stars spending millions on meetings around the world!

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published the ICANN61 By the Numbers report, which includes technical, demographic, and attendance statistics. Why did ICANN wasted so many hours to create this 54-page report is beyond any reason! No wonder they have no time to do anything useful. This report is part of ICANN’s […]

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Trending domain name keywords: president, passion, fortnite

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of March 2018 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. There are no common keywords in the 2 lists. You can find the list from last month here. My experience shows that 700 or 800 (or even less) domain […]

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Namejet domain name auction front running continues. This time with an Oliver Hoger owned domain.

It seems that Namejet domain name auction front running is still continuing and going strong. I received an email a couple days back about someone pretending to be the owner of a domain name that is currently in a Namejet auction. They offered to sell me this domain name for $100,000 (or $1 million? See […]

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Mike Mann sells 8 domains in March for $112,290 (Kugga(.)com, StephenHawkings(.)com, etc.)

Mike Mann reported selling 8 domain names in March for a total of $112,290. Prices started at $350 for a typo and went up to $28,888. All8 of the sold domains were .com. The average reported domain sales price was $14,036. Here is a look at some of Mike Mann’s domain sales and acquisitions from […]

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Where did the domain name investors go?

I have been wondering in the past few weeks where the domain name investors have gone. It seems that a significant percentage has left the industry. This happened in the end of 2017 so it might be temporary. It is too soon to tell. Of course there are always people leaving the industry but new […]

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Namejet sold 102 domains in March for a total of $508,332

Namejet released its March 2018 domain name auctions report. Namejet sold 102 domains in February for a total of $508,332. The average sales price was $4,984. Namejet only reports domains that were sold for $2,000 or more. Of course most of the domain names are sold below this threshold. Domain Name Payment Amount bey.com $31,000 […]

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.NYC will have a travel and tourism domain name auction

.NYC will have a travel and tourism related domain name auction in May. The auction opens May 3, 1 PM ET  and closes May 10, 1 PM ET. The auction features 25 domain names: boattour.nyc boutiquehotel.nyc broadwaytickets.nyc bustour.nyc carrental.nyc citytours.nyc concierge.nyc flights.nyc getaways.nyc guides.nyc hotelguide.nyc limos.nyc lodging.nyc museum.nyc pedicabs.nyc reservation.nyc see.nyc shows.nyc showtickets.nyc shuttle.nyc sightsee.nyc […]

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A few domain name registrars that are already masking or blocking whois

We are less than 2 months away from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and it seems that a few domain name registrars are already masking or blocking whois details. Blocking has been going on for years especially from GoDaddy but masking whois details is something fairly new. GDPR is a regulation in EU law […]

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DomainNameStats.com: A new domain statistics site covering all TLD’s released in Beta

DomainNameStats.com has been officially released in Beta. DomainNameStats.com is a new domain statistics site covering all TLD’s that exist on the internet today. DomainNameStats.com and NameStat.org are operated by Name Metrics Ltd, a global domain name data analytics company, headquartered near Manchester in the UK. The company’s CEO is Andy Brier. NameStat.org started tracking new […]

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