Daniel Negari Quoted in South China Morning Post on Upcoming Go Daddy IPO

The South China Morning Post did an article today on the upcoming Go Daddy IPO. In the article Daniel Negari from .XYZ is quoted on the public offering and gives some insight on .xyz, the market in China for domain names and said the he feels dot com has it a peak. From the article: "GoDaddy is as close as it comes to being a consumer recognised brand for domains," Daniel Negari, CEO of domain … [Read more...]

Investing in Education Domains ? University of Phoenix has lost half its Students

For those domain investors out there that have a big chunk of education related domains, especially online education, the latest news out of University of Phoenix may be of interest. Enrollment is on the decline. Enrollment at America's largest for-profit university was about 460,000 students five years ago. Now it's 213,000. From CNN Money: What happened: Apollo's fast fall is another sign … [Read more...]

Domain Movers: Liftware.com, OrderPro.com & More

Welcome to the first ever Domain Movers series on TheDomains! If this is the first time you are seeing the series, this is what it's all about: Domain Movers are domain names that I dig hard to find that have been acquired by some of the largest companies in the world. These discoveries are often the very first time it is being published and may not be made public otherwise. These discoveries … [Read more...]

Shocking? Google Domains Now Listed Organically Number 1 On Google For “domains”

                Just a little over 2 months after launching out of Beta, Google new domain name registrar Google Domains is showing as the number one organic entry under Google when you search for the term "domains" replacing registrars like Godaddy.co,, Network Solutions.com, 1and1.com, NameCheap.com and Domain.com Google Domains … [Read more...]

Diamond.com Which Sold For $7.5 Million in 2006 Is Back On The Market

The domain name Diamond.com is back on the market and its being brokered by Godaddy. In 2006 Ice.com bought the domain name Diamond.com for $7.5 Million from Odimo According DnJournal.com, Diamond.com it is the 5th highest all cash domain sale of all time. “If you consider that in nine years, the market has gone up, we hope for a better number than [the previous sale],” says Paul Nicks, … [Read more...]

Author Asks Security Expert To Steal His Godaddy Domain/Account & He Does

csoonline.com, just published a Troubling post on  how easy it was to gain control of a domain name and access to a Godaddy account they did not own.  The author of the story, Steve Ragan, tells the tale of how he asked the CEO of Night Lion Security Vinny Troia, to try to take control of the author's domain name and account at Godaddy. The story entitled "GoDaddy accounts vulnerable to social … [Read more...]

HipHop.com Redirecting to KanyeWest.com

Back on March 4 we posted an article about the owner of Loser.com redirecting that domain to the Wikipedia page of Kanye West. Elliot Silver actually spoke to the owner and got some insight behind the move. You can read Elliot's post here Well now it seems the registrant of HipHop.com who lives in the U.K. is redirecting HipHop.com to KanyeWest.com. This looks to have been a recent change, … [Read more...]