.Online Breaks All New gTLD Records With 28,000 Registrations in 1st 30 Minutes

Radix the registry behind .Online entered General Availability earlier today announced that .Online has smashed the record for a new gTLD launch by registering 28,000+ domains in the first 30 minutes itself. After a stellar Sunrise performance, .online closed with 1,130 Early Access Program (EAP) orders, the highest number of EAP registrations recorded by any new gTLD domain … [Read more...]

Radix Does Record 532 Regs for EAP Day 5 in Just 45 minutes

Radix announced that .Online, in just the first 45 minutes of Day 5 of its Early Access Program (EAP),  that allows people to register domain names for an extra fee ahead of General Availability (GA), they had 532 registrations. We posted last week that .online is giving away a free .Online domain name to TheDomains.com,  reader that comes closest to the number of total number domain names … [Read more...]

Wikipedia’s Traffic From Google is in Decline

Apparently Wikipedia is losing traffic that it receives organically from Google. Founder Jimmy Wales confirmed that traffic is down and that it has been going on for some time now. Most web users are used to seeing Wikipedia show up on the first page of most search queries, so why the traffic is going down is open to a couple theories. Barry Schwartz wrote on SearchEngineLand.com: I noticed … [Read more...]

.XYZ Sees Nearly 20K New Domain Registrations In 2 Days Since ABC.XYZ Announcement

Since Google Inc. announced Alphabet Inc. on August 10, 2015 around 3 PM ET and stated they will be using the domain name ABC.XYZ, the new gTLD .xyz has had nearly 20,000 new domain names registered! It started with over 6,000 .xyz domains being registered after Google's announcement. New registrations for .xyz cranked that rising total up over double in one day with 13,000+ more domain name … [Read more...]

DomainX Conference Crosses 700 Attendee Mark: Announces Awards & Additional Speakers

The organizers of the DomainX 2015 domain conference will be held August 7-8 at the Taj West End in Bangalore, India told Thedomains.com that they have over 700 attendees signed up and expect close to 1,000 attendees. DomainX is seeking nominations for the recognition of budding Indian Domain Name investor who will be awarded and recognized as the DomainX™ Rising Star 2015 for the Domain Name … [Read more...]

Happy Fourth Of July – Quick look at the domain names around the holiday

Happy Fourth of July to all our readers celebrating in the U.S. and to all our other readers may you have less competition on the various domain auction houses. A look at domain names around the July Fourth holiday. July4.com - Registered in 1996 - Reflex Publishing owns the domain and forwards it to CyberFinder.com. The net/org/biz/info and .us are regged. FourthofJuly.com- Registered in … [Read more...]

.Me Passes 800K Registrations

The .Me Registry announced today that they passed the 800,000 mark in the number of registered domain names. If .Me was a new gTLD and not a ccTLD it would be the 2nd most registered, however they have not offered to my knowledge free domain names at any point Here is the announcement: ""We Hit 800,000 Domains! It's another big day for us as the .ME has passed 800,000 domain … [Read more...]