Minds + Machines To Register Up To 30K New gTLD Premium Domains Under Emerald Names

Minds + Machines announced they are going through the process of registering up to 30,000 Premium Names from across its wholly-owned portfolio of TLDs through its wholly-owned entity, Emerald Names, "so as to raise the visibility of its inventory amongst the broker and registrar channel, as well as with consumers". "As a result, these Premium Names will resolve to a “for sale” web site, … [Read more...]

RightoftheDot.com Opens Submission For Auction At Domainfest.Asia With 4.CN

RightoftheDot.com (ROTD) will be conducting a Premium Online Domain Auction in cooperation with the leading Chinese Domain auction company 4.CN and in association with DomainFest.asia which will be held in Macau China, September 4th through 7th, 2015. ROTD has officially opened up submissions for the auction which will run from September 2 through September 10th catered to the Chinese and … [Read more...]

Donuts Becomes 1st new gTLD Registry to Join The Internet Commerce Association (ICA)

Donuts has become the 1st new gTLD registry to join the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) as a Silver member. The ICA is a non-profit advocating for the rights and interests of domain name owners and related service providers. Although Donuts is also a member of the DNA (As is a company I'm a Director of,  RightoftheDot.com) the DNA and the ICA have different mission statements. The ICA … [Read more...]

Verisign: Brands Are Keeping Their .Com: Don’t See Anybody Abandoning .Com for .Brand or Another TLD.”

In the Verisign earnings call yesterday the following question was asked by Fred Ziegel, Topeka Capital Markets. Fred Ziegel (Analyst - Topeka Capital Markets): "In your .brand customer base that you are working with, what's your sense of how they are thinking about it from the perspective of -- are they going to move from .com to .xyz or whatever? Or are they more thinking that this will be an … [Read more...]

Uniregistry Hosting 1st Southern CA Domainers Meetup Tomorrow W/ Frank Schilling

The first Southern California Domainers Meetup of the year will take place in tomorrow Friday July 24th at 7pm PST at the offices of Uniregistry. Frank Schilling will be in attendance. Drinks and appetizers will be served on the deck. The offices of Uniregistry are located at 12015 E. Waterfront Drive, Los Angeles, CA 70 people had already RSVP as of yesterday. To RSVP please click … [Read more...]

Record Setter: Bidding on Dropped Domain 358.com Reaches $430K With 2+ Days to Go

The domain name 358.com dropped yesterday and shortly after the closed auction started on Snapnames.com,  bidding reached $80,000. This morning the high bid on the domain name is $430,000. As you can see there are 7 bidders who bid $250,000 or more. While three number .Com domain names are extremely valuable,  I would hope at this level that SnapNames  has verified all of these accounts … [Read more...]

SnapNames Catches The Dropping Domain 358.com & Bidding Is At $80,000

The domain name 358.com dropped today and Snapnames.com won the lottery grabbing the domain where its currently in closed auction with 221 bidders. The high bid as of time of publication is $80,000 and the auction has almost 3 days left. I'm not sure the last time I saw a pure dropping three numbered domain (NNN.com) but its pretty rare and there is no vertical in the domain space hotter … [Read more...]