Will .Com Even Be A Thing in 50 Years ?

CNN.com published an article on the 30 year anniversary of .com and at the end asked if .com would even be a thing in 50 years ? New gtlds and ecommerce over smart phones were mentioned as possible reasons to answer no. From the article: What will the future hold? Today, the undisputed champ is challenged by plenty of eager newcomers. New, more personalized domains are cropping up all the … [Read more...]

Verisign Report: There are Now 288 Million Registered Domains As Of December 31

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), today announced that 4 million domain names were added to the Internet in the fourth quarter of 2014, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 288 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of Dec. 31, 2014 in the domain industry report. The increase of four million domain names globally equates to a growth rate of 1.3 % over the third … [Read more...]

March Madness? vvv.com Hits Reserve: High Bid Is Almost $89K

The domain name vvv.com, one of only 26 triple letter repeater .com is at auction at Namejet.com. The auction closes tomorrow and the high bid is now over $88K. At the time of publication the high bid is $88,998 There are 356 bidders but the auction is opened which means people can join and bid at any time. We will let you at the end of the day tomorrow how it all turns out. If you … [Read more...]

Sedo Publishes Infographic To Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first .com

Sedo published an infographic to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first .com registered. The first registered .com domain was Symbolics.com, and it was registered 30th years ago on Sunday. Verisign the .Com registry is holding a contest to celebrate the 30th anniversary. You can enter the  #InternetOfficial contest by clicking here … [Read more...]

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...]