For The 1st Time, There Are More Than 114 Million .Com Domain Names Registered

According to Verisign, (VRSN) which operates the .Com and .Net registry,  the number of .Com domain names passed the 114 Million mark for the first time in history today. The number of .Com domain names according to the Verisign Daily Zone Count is 114,017,341. Just a few days ago Verisign published the Domain Industry Brief for the 1st Quarter of 2014. According to the report, as of … [Read more...]

.Com Breaks Through The 113.5 Million Domain Mark; Adding 500K Domains In 3 Months

According to zone file for the .com registry the number of .Com domain name registrations has passed 113.5 Million domains for the first time. Of course everyday tens of thousands of .com domains are deleted for non-renewal and tens of thousands are more are registered. Most days result in a net positive gain for the .com registry while its also not unusually to see a net loss for certain … [Read more...]

According to one start up they needed to move to the .com

There has been a lot of discussion about start ups embracing the new gtlds, it was the choices they needed, that they want to keep their original company name and not have to change just to get the .com. I believe that is true for some, and they will embrace it. There are still many that believe .com is where it's at. Today we get another example that will make the .com only camp happy, Moot … [Read more...]

The Russians Are Forwarding The Official Site of The Olympics Sochi.Ru To a .Com Sochi2014.com

If you have watched any part of the Winter Olympics from Sochi, and I know you have, you have undoubted sighted a Sochi.ru domain name banner that is flying across the the venues. One of the readers of thedomains.com points out that although the Sochi.ru domain name is being displayed hundreds of times each day on television stations all around the world,  if you type the domain in it forwards … [Read more...]

Mike Daniels Former NSI Chairman: Dot com Became the Brand of Choice & I Believe it Will Be in the Future

Mike Daniels who served as Network Solutions (NSI) chairman from 1995 - 2000 and orchestrated the sale of Network Solutions to VeriSign for $19.3 billion in 2000 shared his thoughts on the new gTLD's with BroadwayWorld.com Will the new crop of domain registration companies be as successful as Network Solutions? Probably not. Dot com remains the most important domain because that was what … [Read more...]

Did Someone Let Cm.com Drop and Who Owns it?

The rare two letter domain name Cm.com appears to have dropped back 2013. The last record for the domain according to DomainTools.com is from May 2013: Record Date: 2013-05-01 Registrar: DOMAIN.COM, LLC Server: whois.domain.com Created: 1997-05-20 Updated: 2013-04-28 Expires: 2020-05-21 Can't get information on local domain CM.COM"" According to Screenshots.com the domain was in … [Read more...]

LinkedIn acquires Bright.com

LinkedIn made their largest acquistion yet acquiring Bright.com. Tech Crunch covered the acquisition which coincided with LinkedIn reporting earnings on Thursday. From the article: Today, alongside a fourth quarter earnings report in which it beat Wall Street estimates yet again, LinkedIn announced its intentions to acquire data-savvy job search startup, Bright.com, for $120 million. The … [Read more...]