Nearly 60% Domains in China Hijacked in 2014 Ended in .Com

WantChinaTimes.com published an article about the number of .Com domains that have been hijacked in China in 2014. The number is pretty big if the report is accurate, close to 60 %. The report claims close to half are controlled by overseas IP's. From the article: Nearly 60% of domain names in China that were hijacked by backdoor programs in the first half of 2014 ended in ".com" and 48.8% of … [Read more...]

This Weeks “Black Friday” Domain Count: .Com 559; .Net 60; .Blackfriday 16

A week from today actually marks the day know as "Black Friday" which is the day after Thanksgiving in the United States which traditionally is one of the busiest shopping days in the US. Like much else in life when retailers got a good thing, they try to extend it and maximize it. Now a full week before Black Friday, sites like Amazon.com is rolling out their Black Friday sales. Amazon … [Read more...]

Why The Right Domain Name May Help In Landing You A Job

AfterCollege.com did an interview with Predrag Lesic the CEO of .ME. The interview talks about his own career path and why he believes in today's current job market there is a need for a student to create a personal brand. From the article: Why do you feel a student’s personal brand is such an important part of the job search? The labor market is highly competitive, with rising numbers of … [Read more...]

Mobile.co.com & Movil.co.com Sell for $32K

The co.com LLC announced today that the premium domains names mobile.co.com and movil.co.com have been sold to the freelancing and mobile “micro jobbing” company, Mobile Inc. for $32K. Mobile.co.com was sold for $25K and Movil.co.com for $7K. Igloo.com represented co.com Registry as the broker on this sale. “We are very pleased to have an innovative company like Mobile Corporation acquire … [Read more...]

After Hand Registering Its Domain For $10, Quandl Raises $5.4 Million

The Wall Street Journal just covered the story of a startup Quandl.com which has 30,000 registered users, and just raised $5.4 million to expand. The story goes on to note that one of the co-founders of the company in 2010, Tammer Kammer is quoted as saying: "My eureka moment came when I thought how is it that in 2010 all human knowledge is consolidated on Wikipedia and quantitative … [Read more...]

Our October Readers’ Poll Shows The Majority Are More Optimistic About Their Personal Portfolio

For our October poll we asked readers how they felt about their own portfolio compared to the beginning of the year. 2014 has introduced several new gtlds and so the namespace has gotten a bit more crowded. It seems the majority of our readers feel more optimistic today than they did on January 1. There were 158 votes in total. As always thank you for taking the time to vote. How Optimistic … [Read more...]

Agari and Neustar Partner To Provide Domain Protection Solution

According to a press release today Agari and Neustar are partnering to today announced the two leading security firms are partnering to give customers the highest level of domain security possible in the current climate of targeted and sophisticated cyberattacks. The partnership provides the industry’s first-ever collaborative domain protection solution for customers, combining the power of the … [Read more...]