1st Day New gTLD Totals: .Church 4,044; .Guide 3,387; .Life 2,106; .Loans 632; .Republican 385

Five new gTLD's went into general availability (GA) on Wednesday. Including domains registered in the Sunrise period by trademark holders and by those willing to pay an extra charge to register domain name in the Early Access Program (EAP) prior to GA here are the number of domain name registrations after the first day of GA: .Church 4,044 .Guide 3,387 .Life 2,106 .Loans … [Read more...]

Google & Donuts Lose All 3 ICANN New gTLD Auctions: What Did We Learn Today?

ICANN published results of the first three ICANN Last Resort Auctions (there was an auction in June for a IDN String) tonight and we certainly learned a few things. Many people had the opinion that Google and Amazon would simply outbid all other applicants for all the strings just because they could. However Google wound up losing all three auctions as did Donuts. At the end of the day … [Read more...]

Frank Schilling’s Name Adminstration Wins Its 35th UDRP on ParisJewellers.com

Name Administration won its 35th UDRP today as a three member panel of the National Arbitration Forum, rejected Paris Jewellers Ltd. of Canada Complaint on the domain name ParisJewellers.com which was registered by Name Administration back in 2004. As always, Name Administration was represented by John Berryhill, Esq. This decision was short and sweet as the Complainant didn't have a … [Read more...]

.London, Has More Reserved Domains Than Registrations & You Won’t Believe What’s on The List

.London which launched last week has just over 39,00 domain name registration in the zone file as of today, which many regard to be less than impressive. The population of London's metropolitan area is the largest in the EU with a total of 13,614,409. So out of over 13 Million residents not counting all the businesses and organization in the area, 39,o00 registrations isn't that terrific in … [Read more...]

Tuesday Was .Vegas Day & A Big Celebration Was Held At Las Vegas City Hall

    The City of Las Vegas held a very cool launch ceremony for Dot Vegas at Las Vegas city hall today. Namescon.Vegas was the very first domain activated by .Vegas after Nic.Vegas (Nic.is the first domain activated by every new gTLD registry) Richard Lau and and Jothan Franks of Namescon were on hand to celebrate the launch, who appears in the picture on top of the … [Read more...]

Sedo Transactions Total Just $1M As Baltic.Cruises Tops The List at $25,000

Over the past week, 543 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1 Million 49% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: kiel.com at 19,500 EUR · Top ccTLD: bs.tv at 15,000 USD · Top “other” TLD: baltic.cruises at 25,000 USD   Domain … [Read more...]

Handy.com Sells: New Owner Says “it wasn’t Cheap” & Has A Lesson For Domain Owners

TechCrunch.com just covered a company that acquired the domain name Handy.com which quotes the buyer saying “it wasn’t cheap.” The domain name was owned by Neue Medien GmbH of Germany. which may have been formerly  known as Media Empire and Benjamin Pitzer as that was what the domain was registered under a couple of years ago and according to Screeshots.com the website hadn't changed in … [Read more...]