Vice.com Covers Gary Millin of World.com “The Man Squatting on Millions of Dollars Worth of Domains”

                  Vice.com just did a story of about Gary Millin of World.com who has one of the great domain name Portfolio's in the world. Unfortunately the author of the story, Jason Koebler chose to go with the "S" word to describe the amazing portfolio of assets they have put together ("Squatting") rather using the … [Read more...]

.Com Top 116 Million Active Domain Names For The 1st Time & Is Up 600K Registrations Since December 31

The number of active .Com domain names has passed the 116 million mark for the firs time in history. At the end of 2014 there were 15.3 million .Com domain registered in the active zone file, meaning that .Com registrations have increase 600,000 domain names in the first 5 weeks of 2015. The number of new gTLD's is stilling at 4,288,778 according to ntldstats.com up from the 3,650,000 new … [Read more...]

Meet Two More Judges Of The Verisign 30th Anniversary Contest #internetofficial

Last week I was introduced as one of three judges for the contest Verisign the .Com Registry is running to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of .Com in which they are giving away over $100,000 in cash. Over the last couple of days Verisign announced two other judges (celebrity judge still to be announced) and though I would publish their information so you can see who will be judging the … [Read more...]

The DNA.org Global Domain Name Preferences Survey: 85% Type Domains Into Browsers

        The DNA.org, a trade association whose members include new gTLD registries, domain name registrars and consultants to the industry (Disclaimer a company I'm a Director of RightoftheDot.com is a member of the DNA) released the results of a poll conducted by  Research Now a a global firm headquartered in the U.S., the Global Domain Name Preferences … [Read more...]

Flippa.com Sells $2.15 Million In Domains in 2014

According to a  post on its company blog, Flippa.com sold $2.15 million dollars in domain names in 2014. "It’s been 13 months since Flippa’s Domains division officially put itself on the map. " Beginning with less than 850 open auctions, our domains platform found itself accommodating over a quarter million by year’s end. We reached $2.15 million in gross sales, a 50% increase from 2013′s … [Read more...]

My Top Picks From The RightoftheDot.com Extended Auction From Namescon

The RightoftheDot.com extended auction from the Namescom conference is running on Snapnames.com and closed out on Thursday at 3:15pm EST according to the normal closing rules for Snapnames.com As of publication 19 domain names have bids. Here are my favorite domain names in the auction;  Those I think are the best buys: Photographers.com Its a category killer A Huge category with … [Read more...]

Another Blockbuster Sale: Vodafone Sells 360.com to 360.cn; The 49th Most Visited Site On The Internet

                      In what appears to be another blockbuster domain sale in two days, publicly traded Vodafone Group (Nasdaq:VOD) has sold the domain name 360.com to the company that operates 360.cn. The domain transfer took place today. 360.cn is ranked by Alexa as the 49th most visited site on the … [Read more...]