Sedo Weekly Transactions Total $1Million led by

There were 480 transactions on Sedo's marketplace and SedoMLS, totaling $1m. 55% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: Top .com: at 25,000 USD Top ccTLD: at 6,500 EUR Top "other" TLD: at 6,000 EUR It was a slow week for other gtlds, no new gtld sales this week. Mike's Bargain of the week is … [Read more...]

FireHost Rebrands As Armor After Purchasing The Domain Name

On August 23, 2015 I had detected that the domain names and had likely sold and questioned if Under Armour may have purchased the domains from the past owner, Chris Poor who had owned them since they were created back in 1995. Well, a company by the brand name of FireHost sent out a  press release yesterday, August 31, 2015 announcing a rebrand to Armor and revealed they … [Read more...]

Kylie Jenner & Kendall Jenner Both Get Their Matching .Com Domains

Kylie Jenner, and Kendall Jenner just got control of their matching .Com domain names from a UDRP panel, and respectively Although the UDRP's were filed separately for each domain and the owner of both domain names are different the UDRP panel of Tony Willoughby consolidated the cases at the Complainants request which is pretty unusual and there is a good … [Read more...]

4.CN/RightoftheDot Auction Gets A 7 Figure Bid & 7 More Domains Have Bids Over $100K

The domain name auction that is running on 4.CN that is part of the conference has gotten a seven figure bid and seven more domain names have bids in the 6 figures. You can see all the domain names in the auction here The domain name has a currently high bid of $1,260,315 with 11 bidders. The domain names with 6 figure bids are:    … [Read more...]

BlueCoat Study: Top 10 Shady Sites in New gTLD’s Is Flawed as Unlaunched .Zip is #1

Blue Coat Systems, Inc, an enterprise security company, issued a report today of the 10 new gTLD's that have the most "Shady Sites" (pdf) concluding that "more than 95% of websites in 10 new Top Level Domains (TLDs) are suspicious" The report is already getting a lot of coverage in the mainstream media but there is a huge issue with the report that hasn't been covered. The new gTLD topping … [Read more...]

Over 100 Kanye West President Domains Registered Today In Many Extensions Even .XYZ

Since announcing he is running for President of the United States in 2020 at the MTV Music Video Awards last night,  people have been registering domain names related to the hip-hop artist promised presidential run. From to to people who are really looking down the road registering and there are a lot of domain … [Read more...]

What Do Big Brands Spend On Domains? Wikileaks Publishes Sony/MarkMonitor Invoices

What do big companies that use brand protection company's to register and buy domain names spend to protect, acquire, register and renew domain names? published invoices from MarkMonitor to Sony, documents (PDF) In those invoices published by WikiLeaks , billed Sony $1,000 several times for a “Domain Acquisition Fee" for domain names that are not owned by … [Read more...]