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...]

On The Day New gTLD Picked Up 19,163 New Registrations, .Com Picked Up 37,782

Plenty of new and buzz was created yesterday when new gTLD's generated 19,163 new domain registrations led by .Guru However in all fairness we need to point out that the total number of new gTLD registrations on the 1st day of general availability was still just about 1/2 of the number of net new .Com registrations. According to RegistrarStats.com while the total number of new gTLD … [Read more...]

Coupons.com files for $100million IPO

Last week it was Care.com going public and soaring in its first day of trading and now another category killer .com, Coupons.com has filed to go public. When looking at both of these companies ".COM" is a part of the name, they are not Care Inc or Coupons Inc and use the .com extension. With all the talk lately of new gtlds and branding themselves it is important to note that .com started this … [Read more...]

Verisign: Rise In Value Of Bitcoin Causes Surge In .Com/.Net Domain Registrations: 22K In 2013

Verisign just published a blog on how the rising value of Bitcoin has led  to surge of .com and .net domain name registrations.   The value of a Bitcoin surged from roughly $13 at the beginning of 2013 to an eventual high of $1,137 at the end of November (The chart below, courtesy of Coinbase, documents the ebbs and flows of a Bitcoin’s value).       By doing … [Read more...]