In Auction At Snap: Gynecologist.com & Obstetrician.com: Is Moniker Pulling A Tucows?

            There are two great bang on medical domain names in closed auctions at Snapnames.com, Gynecologist.com & Obstetrician.com More about the auctions in a few, but the history of the domain names may indicate that Moniker has gone the way of Tucows and is picking up expired domains for its own account and then selling them instead of … [Read more...]

Namecheap Gets NC.Me & Giving Away Free .Me Domains & Email To College Students

Namecheap.com a top 10 domain name registrar, has just launched the "Namecheap for Education Program" through which it is giving away a free .Me domain name registration, 1 year of free email a premium About.me page,  a 1 click Github page as well as scholarships to college students Bike for them to use on Campus and for the Schools with the most signups will  "takeover" the Namecheap home page … [Read more...]

Suit Filed Against BestRegistrar Over “Ransom” to Transfer Over 5K Domains Out

A company has filed a federal lawsuit against the company that owns the ICANN accredited registrar, BestRegistrar.com a few alleged resellers of BestRegistrar and the owners of the company that owns Bestregistrar.com, to "recover control of approximately 5,000 Internet domain names rightfully owned by Simon Property Group (SPG), and to recover damages both compensatory and statutory in nature … [Read more...]

CentralNic Launches BuyDomains.London, Domain & Website Included For £39.00 A Year

      CentralNic announced today that they have launched the BuyDomains.London A "website for Small SMEs to obtain their .London domain names" taking aim "at the "75% of London’s 841,000 SMEs that will fail to register for a .London domain name before the 31 July deadline". For only £39.00 per year, Londoners and London-based businesses will get from … [Read more...]

IPOFinancial: “No Way Godaddy’s IPO Can Move Forward As Is With Google Entering The Market”

I chatted with David Menlow, who is the founder IPOfinancial.com yesterday about Godaddy's planned IPO and Google's announcement this week  that they were entering the domain name registrar business "I don't see how  GoDaddy's IPO could "move forward." "If  it does, the valuations of this deal has to be radically" "Whatever valuation models were being thrown around had to be completely … [Read more...]

Endurance Issues A Statement Claiming Google Domains Will be Good For Their Business

    Endurance International (EIGI) issued a statement on Google (GOOG) announcement yesterday that it is testing a new domain service. Shares of Endurance recovered nicely today, as shares wound up being down only a little of 5%, closing at $15 a share. Endurance had traded as low as $13.38 during the day. Endurance said they "expect Google's new initiative to stimulate … [Read more...]

Quick Poll:What Will Google Domains Market Share Of The Registrar Market Be A Year After Launch?

Yesterday news that Google is launching a retail domain name registrar, generated a ton of press outside the domain industry. There is a lot of speculation of how successful he entry of Google into the registrar business will be, how much market share will Google Domains will gain and how it will effect other registrars, mostly Godaddy whose is going public this year. As we know Godaddy is … [Read more...]