Killer Domain Tv.Org Dropping Tomorrow; BSF.com In Auction Already

A couple of Dropping domains worth noting.

A truly great domain name is on the drop list for tomorrow, Tv.Org

The domain was owned by TSL of Panama which seemed to have acquired the domain in 2009.

The original registrant of the domain seems to be the late Igal Lichtman who owned the domain back in 2004 then it went under privacy until 2007 where is showed  NetrinoUK Limited  of London as the Registrant.

The domain went back under privacy until 2009 when the domain transferred to  Brooke Viner of Queensland Australia and shortly there after the registrant changed to TSL of Panama

From  2007 the domain showed a page advertising “Unlimited TV Show Downloads ” which of course in today’s world would be a huge copyright liability issue.

The domain name BSF.com dropped and is a closed SnapNames.com auction.

With a little over 2 days to go bidding on BSF.com is at $14,000.

So what do you think Tv.Org will fetch at the drop auction.

You can make your picks here and we are opening the poll on the right.

 

 

 

 

 

.Org Registrations up 13.6% in 1st Half of 2013 to 10.3 Million

LogoPublic Interest Registry – the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain – today released the results of its bi-annual  domain name report, “The Dashboard,” detailing the international and domestic growth of .ORG from January to July 2013.

Specifically, the report revealed that new .ORG registrations increased by 13.6 percent in the first half of 2013.

Other findings from “The Dashboard” include:

  • .ORG has reached 10.3 million domains under management (DUM) representing a net gain of 206,170 new DUM for the first half of 2013, which is an average of 34,361 new DUM per month for a 2% increase.
  • Strong growth in key international markets— specifically in India, who jumped into the top 10 market for .ORG for the first time.
  • .ORG DUM has increased by 86.8 percent since 2007.
  • Public Interest Registry has passed ICANN’s initial evaluation for management of six new gTLD’s  including .NGO, .ONG and four internationalized domain names (IDNs)

Additionally, over the past year, Public Interest Registry conducted a comprehensive international research study on the overall awareness of the .ORG and .NGO/.ONG top-level domains.

This study was conducted in key markets including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Brazil and India.

The research found that in India, .ORG has surged as a Top Level Domain in the past four years with domains under management jumping from just 91,000 to nearly 150,000, a 60% increase.

 

ICANN Approves Renewal Of .Info; .Org and .Biz Registry Contracts Without URS Being Included

According to a resolution passed by the ICANN Board,  ICANN has renewed the registry contracts for the .info, .biz and .org contracts without the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) being included.

On the issue of not requiring the URS to be added to the registry contracts ICANN said:

“”There was a specific community concern raised, and subsequent letters provided to the Board, regarding the inclusion of a requirement for the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) to be included in the renewed agreement, as well as requiring the Registry Operator to use only Registrars contracted under the 2013 RAA. In taking this decision, the Board considered the concern that extending the requirement to use the URS to existing gTLDs (which currently is only a requirement for Registry Operators approved through the the New gTLD Program) would possibly be a matter for policy development.”

“In addition, requiring the imposition of the URS today to millions of domain names may be premature given the implementation schedule for the URS processes. ”

“With regard to the use of Registrars, the renewal agreement includes a term for transition to the exclusive use of Registrars contracted under the 2013 RAA, if certain conditions occur, including if Registrars representing two-thirds of the registrations in the TLD sign the 2013 RAA. ”

“In addition, the Board considered the concerns that requiring this long-operating Registry Operator to immediately transition to the use of Registrars contracted under the 2013 RAA could place the Registry Operator at a disadvantage to other existing gTLD operators that do not have this requirement nor a transitional clause written into their registry agreements. ”

“These issues were also considered with the Registry Operator as part of the development of the renewal agreement.”

Internet.org Acquired By Zuckberberg From Domain Investor After He Owned It For Just One Month

Domain name investor Daniel Thralow may have made one of the great flips of all time on the domain name Internet.org which Facebook Founder Mark Zuckberberg announced last night was the name of  his project to bring the Internet to the 5 billion people who don’t have access.

The domain was sold by Andrew Rosener of Media Options Inc in July who just acquired it back in April.

The domain was listed in MediaOptions.com newsletter back on April 24th for a listed price of $75,000 who said at the time:

“”Today we have a special opportunity for you with the availability of Internet.org! ”

“This is a PR4 domain registered all the way back in 1993.”

“Particularly powerful as a .ORG domain, Internet.org has many possible uses. The name conveys instant credibility and organization. Internet service providers, an internet safety watchdog, an internet consulting firm, a spam or fraud list, and more… Listed at $75,000, a domain like this is rare!”

Domain name investor Daniel Thralow who bought the domain name for an undisclosed amount in just July,  now has sold it to what promises to be one of the most talked about Internet projects.

I reached out to Mr. Thralow though MediaOptions.com who told TheDomains.com:

“Some people collect art, some people collect wine…

“I happen to love domain names.

“Over the years I have owned telescopes.com, peepers.com, video.org, auction.org and a few more.

“Nevertheless, Internet.org was my “Picasso”.

“I thought I would own it forever.

“While I did receive a very fair price for the domain, I miss it very much. It helped to learn it was going to be used for such a great project. ”

Its another success story in the domain investment industry where many simply say all the good domains are gone.

As Dan should if you collect rare and valuable assets like fine wine and art they continue to appreciate in value through good times and bad.

Big shout out and congrats to all involved in the Internet.org transaction

Facebook’s Zuckberberg Plans To Connect The World Using Internet.Org; Owned By Andrew Rosener Until July

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg late Tuesday announced on his Facebook  page, the formation of a partnership with Samsung Electronics, Nokia, Qualcomm  Ericsson, MediaTek and Opera to develop joint projects, share knowledge, and mobilize industry and governments to bring the world online,and to  make Internet access available to everyone on Earth.

The group is rolling this program out under the domain name Internet.org.

The domain name Internet.org was owned until recently by Andrew Rosener of Media Options Inc.

According to DomainTools.com Internet.org was owned by Andrew from  May 2013 until July 2013 when it transferred to  Daniel Thralow of Thralow Inc of Naples Florida.

The domain name went under privacy on August 14th, 2013.

I have reached out to Andrew for comment and will update the story when we get any additional information.

Internet.org goal is to bring Internet access to the 5 Billion people that don’t have it around the world.

Its pretty interesting that someone in the domain industry has an involvement in what may become one of the most talked about Internet projects of the year.