TheMarijuanaCompanies.com Launches With 7,500 Domains: JointLovers.com; WeedMedia.com

According to a press release out today, Northsight Capital, Inc. (OTCBB: NCAP) announced today that it has launched its corporate website, www.TheMarijuanaCompanies.com

According to the press release the company owns over 7,500 related domains.

“According to its site “The Marijuana Companies will be comprised of a group of marijuana related websites that are being developed by the company.

Leaving nothing to the imagination, The Marijuana Companies will provide its audience with a means to stay informed on the industry’s most cutting-edge cannabis innovations and legislation.

The Company’s most dynamic concept, Weed Depot, will provide consumers with a geo-targeted view of medical dispensaries, shops, doctors and lawyers within the industry.

Focusing on the most relevant news, horticulture advancements and social change, The Marijuana Companies will maintain the highest standard in this next great American industry!”:”

Whose Afraid Of Google Domains? Shareholders Of Web.com & Endurance

Shares of Web.com are sinking in trading today, following on With Google’s announcement yesterday of its Google Domains registrar.

As of publication, Shares of Web.com are trading down $7.35 or over 21% at $27.25

Shares of Web.com closed yesterday at $34.60.

Web.com has a 52 week high of $37.72 and a low of $22.72

Shares today have traded as low as $26.32

Shares of Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. (EIGI) are down almost 14%, down $2.22 at $13.66.

Share of other publicly traded registrars are not being effected.

Shares of Tucows (TCX) are down fractionally and Shares of Demand Media, Inc (DMD) continue its several week rose to $4.78.

CENTR Reports Total Worldwide Domain Registrations of 278.8 Million

CENTR’s the not for profit organization dedicated to supporting the interest of country code TLD managers which represent around 80% of the total number of ccTLD domain name registrations worldwide, released its quarterly publication covering basic domain name statistics with a focus on European ccTLDs (country code Top Level Domains).

As at May 2014 the total number of domains across all Top Level Domains (TLDs) stood at 278.8 million

Registrations        % Change (Quarter)
ccTLD            127,260,470          2.2%
ccTLD IDN       1,210,27              1.2%
gTLD              148,394,305          0.6%
sTLD                   1,102,214           6.6%
New gTLD            863,324            NA

Total              278,830,585             1.6%

This represents a growth of roughly 1.6 % since February 2013 ( 4.3 million registrations)

Growth not including new gTLDs is 1.3%

In terms of the quarter growth, ccTLDs grew at the highest rate gaining 2.2 % compared to legacy gTLDs which gained 0.6 %.

The global market share of ccTLDs ( as a percentage of all TLD registrations ) has been increasing over the past few quarters and currently stands are 45.8%

The top 20 largest ccTLDs represent roughly 82 % of all ccTLD registrations globally and 37 % of all domain names globally (gTLDs, ccTLDs etc):

Here are the ccTLD with the highest growth in the Quarter:

Tokelau (.tk) 7.6%: Over 23 million reported domain names. It is important to note that .TK offers mostly free domains a global level and gets its revenue based on a fundamentally different business model than traditional ccTLDs

Brazil (.br) 2.9%

China (.cn) 2.8%

Australia (.au) 2.2%

Canada (.ca) 1.6%

Switzerland (.ch) 1.4%

France (.fr) 1.3%

Netherlands (.nl) 1.2%

Belgium (.be) 1.1%

Spain (.es) 1%

Auto.Ru Bought By Russian Search Engine Yandex For $175 Million

According to TechCrunch.com, Yandex, the search engine often called the Google of Russia, announced they are buying Auto.ru, for $175 million in cash.

Auto.Ru is a site not just a domain name.

Auto.ru has been around since 1996 and currently has some 400,000 unique listings for cars for sale.

“Auto.ru is the most popular automobile-related website in Russia and operates the largest and most detailed classifieds catalogue for new and used cars in Russia,” said Alexey Tretyakov, VP of Commerce at Yandex, in a statement. “Users come to Auto.ru to research what vehicles they should buy, read the latest auto news, search for tires and spare parts and buy and sell their vehicles. The acquisition of Auto.ru will enable Yandex to provide more comprehensive answers to users’ questions and expand our capabilities in auto classifieds.”

.Club Overtake .Guru To Become The Most Registered New gTLD

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.Club has passed .Guru to become the new gTLD with the most registrations.

According to ntldstats.com, .CLub now has 59,400 domain names registered beating .Guru by just 120 registrations which is sitting at 59,240.

.Club also the fastest growing extension according to namestat.org, given the extension a rating of 100 on the scale of 100, while .Guru is still number three on the top 10 fastest growing list but only has a rating of 21.

In other new gTLD number news there are now more than 835,000 new gTLD registered

.Link has crossed over 30,000 registrations but its not clear how many of those are registered by a North Sound Names, a company controlled by Frank Schilling who also owns the registry of .Link, Uniregistry.

.Email has also crossed the 30,000 registration mark.

There are 48 new gTLD to have 5K or more registrations (including 3 less than 100 domains away from 5,000).

Donuts has 68% of all new gTLD registrations.