Top 10 Keywords Registered .Com & .Net In January

Verisign the registry for .Com and .Netpublished the top 10 keywords registered in .COM and .NET. for the month of January Here are the trending registrations from January:       … [Read more...]

Verisign Names Lori Greiner of QVC/Shark Tank & Bill Rancic Winner of Apprentice As Celeb Judges: #InternetOfficial

Verisign named its two celebrity judges for its #InternetOfficial contest in celebration of the 30th anniversary of .Com. The “Queen of QVC” Lori Greiner  and one of the stars of Shark Tank, joins Panel of Judges for the #InternetOfficial Contest along with Bill Rancic, who amoung his accomplishments was the winner of the first season of NBC’s “The Apprentice. These two celebrities join … [Read more...]

.Com Top 116 Million Active Domain Names For The 1st Time & Is Up 600K Registrations Since December 31

The number of active .Com domain names has passed the 116 million mark for the firs time in history. At the end of 2014 there were 15.3 million .Com domain registered in the active zone file, meaning that .Com registrations have increase 600,000 domain names in the first 5 weeks of 2015. The number of new gTLD's is stilling at 4,288,778 according to ntldstats.com up from the 3,650,000 new … [Read more...]

To Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of .Com Verisign Is Giving Away Over $100K In Cash Prizes

2015 marks the 30th anniversary of .Com and I'm proud have been asked to  judge Verisign's  #InternetOfficial .Com Domain Name Contest which will be awarding over $100,000 in cash prizes. Here are some details: Make your idea #InternetOfficial. Come up with the most descriptive, memorable and original .COM domain name(s) you can imagine—and register it! Submit your registered .COM … [Read more...]

My Opinion: Donuts Is Not Helping Itself By Attacking .Com

Raymond Hackney just published a story on the Thedomains.com based on a blog post published on Donuts.co corporate site, which you can read here. I have written about Donuts attacking .Com to sell their own new gTLD's before and even discussed it in our 2014 year recap. I think its a bad move. First of all its false. In 2014 .Com grew by some 3.3 million domains  which is slightly less … [Read more...]

51 of 64 Finalists & Alternatives for SXSW Accelerator Competition Using A .Com: Next is .io

The South by Southwest Interactive Festival announced on Friday the finalists, and alternatives for the seventh annual SXSW Accelerator competition presented by Oracle, March 14-15, during SXSW Interactive Festival's Startup Village. "The Accelerator competition brings together leading startups from around the world to present their innovations to a live audience and panel of experts that … [Read more...]

.Net’s Fall Below 15 Million Registrations

The number of domain names in the .Net zone file fell below 15 Million as of the last update by Verisign There are now officially 14,998,816 .Net domain registered. .Net first passed the 15 million mark in August 2013. At the end of the first quarter of 2014 (March 31st 2014) there were around 15.2 million registrations according to Verisign. However the reduction in .Net domains which … [Read more...]