It’s David Vs Goliaths For Control of .Music

Harley Brown wrote an article for about the upcoming battle for .music. The indies vs Google and Amazon. The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) has announced its support for the  music industry to control .music. A2IM believes that if Google or Amazon win the .music extension that they will obviously put profits ahead of industry and artist concerns. In a … [Read more...]

Where Do You See The Value of Domains Going ?

Our latest poll takes a look at values. Numerics have continued to be one of the strongest categories for domain investors, fetching excellent prices and also being a very liquid category within the space. Michael has mentioned a few times that he has had several parties interested in which he owns. There have been multiple offers over $500,000. 4.CN completed its largest … [Read more...]

.Bio Generates $250K in Revenue In Its First Week

Starting Dot Ltd. the registry operator for new generic top-level domains (new gTLD) .BIO, .ARCHI & .SKI, , put out a press release today announcing that over 4,100 .BIO domain names have been registered at the end of the first week generating over a $250,000 USD in revenue. "The .BIO launch ranks in the top 15 in terms of new gTLD first week retail revenue* and validates the popularity of … [Read more...]

Bitcoin Could Become Legal Tender in Australia According To Official

Australian official suggests making Bitcoin legal tender in Australia. In a talk earlier in the week Chris Jordan, the Australian tax commissioner said some would like to see Bitcoin as legal tender. Currently Bitcoin does not meet the definition under Australian law, but he said that could change. From the Guardian: The Australian tax commissioner has left open the possibility that the … [Read more...]

Breaking; Closing Up On October 1st is closing up its operations effective October 1, 2014 Here is an email we just received with the subject line "Re: Notice of Permanent Closure" "We regret to inform you that Hitfarm will no longer be in service effectively from October 1st, 2014." "Accordingly, you will need to update your name servers for all domain names parked at by 11:59pm PST on September … [Read more...]

.Club Sells Its 100,000th Domain

CLUB Domains just announced that it has sold its 100,000th new domain name today, "setting a record as the first new generic top-level domain (gTLD) to sell 100,000 domains and continuing its streak as the best-selling new domain extension." Although two other new gTLD's have more domain registrations, no new gTLD has SOLD more domain names than .Club a company of which I'm … [Read more...]

Google Authorship Comes To An End

Eric Enge wrote a very detailed and lengthy post about the end of Google Authorship, I remember when this first came out and everyone was telling me how important this was and to get on it. Bill Hartzer wrote an excellent piece about it on back in March of 2013. This is one of the things that is frustrating with following Google like they are the masters of all things … [Read more...]