Shocking: Holiday.com Fails To Sell For $30 Million As Breathe Luxury Had To Change Venues At the Last Sec.

Despite a slew of press releases touting how Holiday.com at $30 Million was the sure bet steal of a lifetime, the domain name apparently  failed to sell at the much hyped auction at the World Travel Market. According to travelmole.com, the domain name Holiday.com, which had a goal of selling for $30 Million, only was able to get a high bid of £4.7 million, which just under the £5 million … [Read more...]

Will Web.com Hurt Godaddy’s IPO?

Web.com in reporting its earnings earlier today had a few comments on its earnings call that should be of concern to all domain name regisrtrars: CEO David L. Brown noted "the increased availability of [domain] names has had a near-term negative impact on domain-related revenue," primarily related to "non-core domain-related revenue such as sales of premium domain names and bulk domain … [Read more...]

Bloomberg Gives Back His .NYC Domain Name Registrations

According to Reuters, the former Mayor of new York City, Michael Bloomberg has "called off the purchase of a slew of website domain names that insult and belittle him and his work" "The move came a day after reports that two law firms working for Bloomberg had purchased about 400 such online domains. The domains included bloombergfail.nyc, mikethespoiler.nyc and kingmike.nyc, according to an … [Read more...]

CSC Digital Brand Services Acquires IP Mirror

CSC Digital Brand Services announced today that it has acquired IP Mirror, a Singapore-based provider of corporate domain name registration and online brand protection services. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Recognized as “Asia's Online Brand Expert,” IP Mirror was formed in 2000 and has grown into a regional leader on the strength of its corporate domain … [Read more...]

Telegraph India: “What’s in a domain name? A Zillion things, and Prakhar Bindal is turning them into billions!”

Telegraph India did a story on Prakhar Bindal of Axsiom and his domaining empire. The story entitled, "What’s in a domain name? A Zillion things, and Prakhar Bindal is turning them into billions!" In August Prakhar organised World Domain Day 2014 in Mumbai. The article goes into how he got started and includes an interview. From the article: Prakhar Bindal, the 26-year-old CEO of Axsiom, can … [Read more...]

Report: 8 .NYC Sites Are Already In Alexa Top 1 Million

The launch of domain names ending with .NYC about a month ago have just 47,000 .NYC domains have been claimed and will become internet websites from and for New York City. Sites are following suit. Eight sites are already in Alexa´s top One million count. Alexa provides traffic data, global rankings and other information on 30 million websites and is one of the main sources of information for … [Read more...]

Domain Holdings Sells $10M In Domain Names In 3rd Quarter: Transactions Up 7.8%

According to its Third Quarter sales report,  Domain Holdings reported almost $10,000,000 USD in domain name sales. The total amount of sales was  down from 3.8% from the second quarter however the number of transactions were up 7.8%. Domain Holdings reported their biggest domain sale for the quarter was $2.7 Million versus $5.0 Million in Q2 "showing a much healthier overall diversity in … [Read more...]