1st Day New gTLD Totals .immo 5,274; .Business 3,292; .Software 3,068; .Network 3,055; .Pizza 1,272; .Auction 1,056

6 New gTLD's went into their first day of General Availability (GA) yesterday where they could be registered on a first come, first served basis. Including all domain names registered during the Sunrise Period by trademark holders and in the Early Access Period (EAP) for those who were willing to pay a one time fee for early access more than 17,000 domain names were registered across the six … [Read more...]

Domain Investor Chad Folkening Interviewed By Inc.com

Inc.com just published an interview with Domain investor Chad Folkening entitled "Domain Pro Spills Secrets for Scoring a Prize URL" The subtitle of the story is "Chad Folkening has sold domain names to Google, Cisco, and Amazon. Here's how--and when--he thinks you should buy yours" The story was written by Christine Lagorio, who also authored the story the Inc.com published several days ago … [Read more...]

NetworkWorld: Companies Switching Back To .Com After Seeing Their New Domains Fall Flat

A really interesting story just got published by NetworkWorld.com, entitled "Companies are movin' on up to .com domain names" with the subtitle "More businesses are investing in the tried-and-true .com after seeing their efforts with new domain names fall flat." "I’ve noticed a number of companies movin’ on up to prime online real estate by switching from one of the many alternative domain … [Read more...]

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...]