Namescon Registrations Pass 500; Double From Last Year At This Time

According to the conference organizers, NamesCon has broken 500 pre-registered attendees which is double the number of attendees registered at this time last year. NamesCon will be held in Las Vegas January 11th-14th at the Tropicana Hotel and Conference Center. The NamesCon seems to be on track to exceed 800+ attendees this year. RightoftheDot.com will be holding a live and online domain … [Read more...]

Nissan Files 12 Separate URS Cases On New gTLD’s Spending Over 50% The Cost Of What A Block Would Have Cost

Nissan which sold Z.com for $6.8 million dollars a few weeks ago filed 12 separate Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) cases with the National Arbitration Forum over the weekend. For about 3K per brand, or $9K Nissan could have bought a block with Donuts which would have blocked any of new gTLD domain name in these three brands from being registered over all Donuts extensions, which I believe all of … [Read more...]

NameJet.com Updates Its Term Of Use

Namejet.com updated its Terms of Use today. If you haven't seen it already you will be required to accept the terms of use before you will be allowed to access your NameJet.com account. We have highlighted some language which you should particular note "Before you may become a user of any NameJet service, you must read, agree with, and accept all of the terms and conditions contained in … [Read more...]

QNB.com Sells For $1 Million Dollars To Qatar National Bank

Another $1 million domain name transaction discovered by George Kirikos https://twitter.com/GeorgeKirikos/status/540903005563154432   QNB Corp., parent company of QNB Bank, filed a Current Report on Form 8-K regarding a change to its website domain to qnbbank.com and the planned sale of its prior domain name to a third party for a purchase price of $1,000,000. The transfer of the … [Read more...]

Domain Holdings Joins The ICA As A Silver Member

Domain Holdings, has become the latest member of The Internet Commerce Association (the ICA) which is a trade group that represents and protect  domain name holders and those with interests in the domain business. Domainholdings.com has entered the ICA as a silver member which requires a annual contribution of $5,000-$9,999 I reached out to Alan Dunn of DomainHoldings to ask him why the … [Read more...]

Verisign: There Are Now 280 Million Domain Names; Up Over 7.2% From Last Year

Verisign published its Domain Industry Brief for the second quarter of 2014. As of June 30, 2014 there are now over 280 Million domain names across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of four million domain names, or 1.4% over the first quarter of 2014. Registrations have grown by 18.6 million, or 7.2 percent, year over year. The base of country-code top-level domains (ccTLDs) was … [Read more...]

Someone Is Trying To Sell A Domain Still At Auction At Namejet.com

                              Earlier this month OnlineDomain.com, wrote about someone trying to sell the domain name iWire.com which they apparently won at a SnapNames.com but had not yet paid for. Today I got an email from someone that is trying to sell a domain name that is … [Read more...]