Flippa Weekly Sales led by Coolant.com at $8,500

Flippa released its sales from the past week, Coolant.com led the list at $8,500. The name was listed as exclusive to Flippa and sold at the buy it now. In new gtld sales, there was a package of 3 one letter .domains sold. A.domains,M.domains and U.domains sold for $701. The seller listed the premium at $77.88. In the comments he said " My account shows $77.88 per year for each domain." That was … [Read more...]

.Global Registry Offering A $25 Cash Back Rebate, But just for 8 Days

The .Global new gTLD registry just launched a cash back program to give people who register 10 or more .Global Domain names a cash back bonus of $25 per domain. "This is a limited time offer only available between Friday 23th of January and Saturday 31st of January." For details on how to apply for the cashback, please click here. It doesn't matter which registrar that sells .global … [Read more...]

Verisign Reports 3Q 2014 Closed With 284 Million Domains Up 6.8%

Verisign issued its Domain Name Industry Brief for the Third Quarter of 2014. The third quarter of 2014 closed with a base of 284 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of four million domain names, or 1.6% over the second quarter of 2014. Registrations have grown by 18.1 million, or 6.8 percent, year over year. The base of country-code … [Read more...]

Trademark Clearinghouse Releases New Numbers: 34,400 Trademarks Registered

The Trademark Clearinghouse release some new numbers today. There are now 34,400 trademark submitted to the trademark clearinghouse. Just over 50% were submitted for more than one year for a total of almost 86,000 trademark years. Over 128,000 claim notice have been sent out to trademark holders notifying them of a registered new gTLD covered by their marks. Its seems just less than 5% … [Read more...]

Braintree now lets all U.S. merchants accept Bitcoin

Braintree will now make it possible for all merchants in the U.S. to accept Bitcoin. Venture Beat is out with an article that Braintree after making partnerships earlies in the year with Coinbase and Pay Pal will make it possible for all merchants in the U.S. to accept Bitcoin. I guess for those not that savvy when it comes to Bitcoin but still want to seem modern and cool, this will be an … [Read more...]

Forbes Asks “Why, Even After A Year, There’s Still No Land Grab For New Internet Domains”

Forbes just published an article on the new gTLD"s and its less than glowing. Here are some of the highlights of the piece written by Roger Kay: "It’s been nearly a year since a whole set of spanking new Internet domain names first came to market. These names —which in technical circles are called “generic top-level domains” or gTLDs — were just becoming available in January 2014...fresh … [Read more...]

My Opinion: Donuts Is Not Helping Itself By Attacking .Com

Raymond Hackney just published a story on the Thedomains.com based on a blog post published on Donuts.co corporate site, which you can read here. I have written about Donuts attacking .Com to sell their own new gTLD's before and even discussed it in our 2014 year recap. I think its a bad move. First of all its false. In 2014 .Com grew by some 3.3 million domains  which is slightly less … [Read more...]