Verisign Domain Report: There Are Now 294 Million Domains As Of March 31, 2015

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), released its quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief today for the first quarter of 2015 6 million domain names were added to the Internet in the in Q1, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 294 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of March 31, 2015. The increase of six million domain names globally equates to a growth rate of … [Read more...]

Paypal Tells Sellers to Provide Compelling Evidence to Fight Buyer Dispute

Paypal is getting ready to be set free from Ebay and be a public entity again. This will be the second IPO for the company. Back in 2002 the company went public under the symbol PYPL. Here is a look at the terms back in 2002 courtesy of Company Overview Company Name PAYPAL INC Company Address 1840 EMBARCADERO ROAD PALO ALTO, CA 94303 Company … [Read more...]

.LGBT Pride Program Launched: $20 Per Domain Registration Will Be Contributed To The “It Gets Better Project”

The .LGBT domain registry operator Afilias announced the launch of the .LGBT Pride Program in celebration of two recent victories for LGBT equality: the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the right to marriage equality in the US, and Ireland’s legalization of same-sex civil marriage. From today through October 11, 2015, National Coming Out Day, every new .LGBT web address registered will … [Read more...]

UPDATED: Cisco Is Buying OpenDNS For $635 Million

According to a post on its company blog, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is buying OpenDNS. According to, the deal is valued at $635 Million.  OpenDNS has raised north of $50 million in funding to date, including a $35 million round last May." This is from the Cisco blog post: I am pleased to announce our intent to acquire OpenDNS, a leading provider of advanced threat protection for … [Read more...] Drops To SnapNames & Is Over $20K Only 1 Hour Into The Auction

The domain name just dropped and went to closed auction about an hour ago and already has already topped $20,000. The domain name expired on April 11, 2015. The domain was registered under privacy at The last registered owner of the domain was Merlin Kauffman of True Magic in 2014. I cannot find a reported sale of the domain name, which if it … [Read more...]

Sedo Responds To Fees Charged On Autism.Rocks

We wrote about the domain name Autism.Rocks selling for $100,000 the other day and our interview with the Seller of the domain how was unhappy to learn he was charged by Sedo 15% fee for acting as the escrow agent. The Seller and Buyer independently of Sedo on the domain, then went to Sedo to handle the escrow. Today Semra Koerner, the Manager Global PR & Communication for sent … [Read more...]

Autism.Rocks Sells for 10X More Than The .Com Did Last Year &  reported today that the domain name Autism.Rocks sold for $100,000 in its weekly report. The domain name Autism sold last year for $9,500 to the same Buyer. The buyer paid more than 10X more for the new gTLD Autism.Rocks than he paid for the .com domain last year. I just chatted with the Seller of the domain name, Chris Wilson who is a neighbor in … [Read more...]