Verisign’s Domain Industry Brief: There are 276 Million Domain Names As Of End Of 1st Q

Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN), today published its Domain Name Industry Brief for the first quarter of 2014, and five million domain names were added to the Internet in the first quarter of 2014, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 276 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of March 31, 2014. The increase of five million domain names globally equates to a growth … [Read more...]

DomainIQ.com takes On DomainTools.com To Take “Domain Name Research to a New Level”

Intelium Corp. , which is headed up by Luc Lezon CEO, has rolled out their newest site DomainIQ.com, "the world’s most powerful domain name and internet research tool." The site "was created by software engineers with over a decade of experience in the domain industry which created popular services including EstiBot, Dropping.com, Domainex, DomainResearchTool and PremiumDrops" "DomainIQ … [Read more...]

Chinese Police Bust “Domain Brokerage Scam” Which Made Over $4.5 Million, Arrest 100

According to ifeng.com, a Chinese publication, on July 30, Changping police announced the busting of the an online domain name brokerage scam and detained over 100 suspects. "The scam company, with over 130 employees, markets itself as a subsidiary of China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), operating under the cover of domain name brokerage. Its “business development” team … [Read more...]

Rightside Names Board Of Directors

Rightside Group, Ltd., (NAME) today announced through a press release  the members of its board of directors and executive management team following the completion of Rightside’s spin-off from Demand Media, Inc.® on August 1, 2014. I Rightside Board of Directors Rightside’s board is composed of three independent members and two non-independent members. The board is structured with three … [Read more...]

Exclusive – Interview with the Buyer of Digital.com, Richard Kershaw

Digital.com sold in the Heritage Auction for $325,000 and with the buyer's premium the total price to the buyer came to $373,750. After the auction we communicated with the gentleman who purchased the domain name, Richard Kershaw. We decided to ask Richard a few questions about what he does, why he purchased the name and how high he would have bid if there was a bidding war ? TheDomains.com: … [Read more...]

Verisign Reports: 128.9 Million .Com/.Net Domains; 57.2% Profit Margin & $1.5 Billion In the Bank

VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN), the registry for .Com and .Net reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2014 after the market closed today and lets face it .com and net growth are basically stalled. VeriSign, Inc. reported revenue of $250 million for the second quarter of 2014, up 4.6% from the same quarter in 2013. Verisign reported net income of $100 million and diluted earnings … [Read more...]

Businessweek: Pitbull Looking at Domainer Merlin Kauffman $7.5 Million Bitcoin Fund

Bloomberg/Businessweek.comm, just published a piece on the hip-hop artist known as Pitbull,  one of our South Florida celebs and his business ventures outside of the music world. According to the article  Pitbull's attorney is trying to get his client Pitbull to possibly invest in Bitcoin and are looking forward to a meeting none other than Merlin Kaufman, who in addition to being a world-class … [Read more...]