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...]

Internet.bs Releasing 9.5 Million Available .Com Registered in Other Extensions

The domain name registrar, Internet.bs is "releasing a list of 9.5 million .COM names which are currently registered under other TLD spaces yet remain unregistered under .COM." According to a press release we received: "There is so much potential amongst these names for high value .COM domains that have so far gone undiscovered. The list is being released in stages, beginning today with … [Read more...]

.Com Domain Name Registrations Top 115 Million For The 1st Time

According to Verisign's zone file the number of .Com domain name registrations have topped 115 million, an all time high. As we have written the new gTLD program does not seem to be effecting the number of .Com registrations. Back just 7 weeks ago on September 19, we posted that the number of .com registrations had crossed the 114.6 million domain mark. Today in crossing the 115 million … [Read more...]

We Told You .Com Was Rocking: Passes 114.5 Million Registered Domain Names

                  Last week we told you that .Com is Rocking. It continues to rock and now has passes the 114,500,0000 mark for the first time. The actual number today is 114,540,697 according to Verisign the Registry for .Com domain names On September 19th which is just 6 days ago the number of .Com domains was at … [Read more...]