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...]

Did Lebron James Lease or Buy Lebron.com? After 6 Years Domain Points To LebronJames.com

            CBSNews.com published a blog post about a week ago about a domain investor who owns Lebron.com since 2008. The story,  which in a very positive light,  chatted about a domain investor, Patrick Nagle. whom they described as a "Tech-savvy Maryland businessman". "As millions of basketball fans search online for news of what team free … [Read more...]

.XYZ Debuts on RegstrarStats.com As The 8th Most Registered Top Level Domain Extension

    .XYZ has become the 8th most registered Top Level Domain according to RegistrarStats.com. .XYZ domain registrations are only surpassed by .Com, .Net, .Org, .Info, .Biz, .US and .Mobi (actually .US is a ccTLD not a TLD) This is the first day I have seen .XYZ stats picked up by RegistrarStats.com which shows .XYZ picking up over 4,000 registrations and the only one of … [Read more...]

Founder of Mt. Gox To Sell BitCoins.com In HA.com Domain Auction On July 24th

The URL Bitcoins.com will hit the auction block on July 24, 2014, as Part of Heritage Auctions’ Domain Names & Intellectual Property Auction. The domain name is being sold by Mark Karpeles, the controversial founder of the failed Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, and is expected to bring more than $750,000. "We are hoping, with the sale of Bitcoins.com, to provide some relief to the people … [Read more...]

Co.Com Enters “General Availability” Phase At Noon EST Today!

    According to a Press Release we just received the Co.Com registry will enter the live General Availability (GA) registration phase today, Tuesday, July 8th at 16:00 GMT (12 noon EDT). The .Co.Com registry previously announced it was removing tens of thousands of its premium domain names on their reserved list and allowing Landrush registrations which would presumably carry … [Read more...]