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Star.org sells for $225,000 at Sedo

Domain sells through SedoMLS network. The domain name Star.org has sold at Sedo for a staggering $225,000. Based on sales data at NameBio, this is the third largest .org sale to ever be made public. The top sale was Poker.org in in 2010 (also at Sedo) and the second highest sale was AutoInsurance.org for $440,000 […]

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.Com’s Top Registrars

These are the biggest registrars for .com domain names. ICANN has released Verisign’s most recent official breakdown of domain transactions by registrar. The data are from October. In October, these were the top 10 registrars in terms of new .com registrations: 1. GoDaddy.com 942,007* 2. Tucows 197,433** 3. Endurance 170,597+ 4. NameCheap Inc. 132,524 5. […]

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.Com Winners & Losers Update

How registrars fared with .com in the most recent reports. ICANN published the latest official .com transactions report from Verisign today which includes data by registrar for August 2017. Here are the top registrars in terms of new .com registrations for August. There were no changes in ranking from July. 1. GoDaddy* 922,658 2. Tucows** […]

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Official data show effects of Chinese domain investment bonanza

What happened in December, the one year anniversary of the Chinese investment bananza. ICANN just published data from Verisign about .com activity in December. This was the one year anniversary of lots of Chinese speculative registrations, and the deletions were massive. eName had 794,258 domains delete. HiChina saw 532,231 names delete. 22net had 125,766 deletions. […]

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Chinese registrars lose of lot of .com, but HiChina picks up domains from others

Official data from November show some interesting domain movement. ICANN just published data from Verisign about .com activity in November. This was right in the thick of the anniversary of the “Chinese surge” and the data show it. GoDaddy has the most expired deletions because it’s the biggest, but check out these huge deletion numbers […]

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.Com Winners & Losers: Chinese registrars, Uniregistry continue surge

Chinese surge continues in latest .com reports ICANN has published Verisign’s registrar data for .com from October, and it shows the continued surge of registrations in China. Last month I wrote about how two Chinese domain name registrars, HiChina and eName, surged into the top 5 registrars worldwide for .com registrations. Both registrars remain in […]

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.Com Winners & Losers: China Shuffles the Deck

Chinese surge starts to show up in monthy .com reports. ICANN has published Verisign’s registrar data for .com from September, and it’s starting to show the surge of .Com registrations in China. As I do every month, I ran the numbers to see which registrars performed best in terms of new registrations and transfers. This […]

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