Sedo Transactions Total Led By Heika.com For $300K

Over the past week, 514 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $900,000 All sales were led by Heika.com I of course did a Google search and it looks like a "lovely shrubbery" as Monte Python would have said like 100 years ago, when I was like 100, I'm told that is also translates to "black card" but that is a whole different issue. Nice sale for the … [Read more...]

The .Me Registry Declares March 16th As .Me Day At South by Southwest Festival

The .Me registry has decided that March 16th will be the first-ever "ME Day" in the U.S., as a day to celebrate and share what makes each of us unique and to indulge, nourish and develop our personal passions and skills. The Domain.ME community will celebrate the first-ever ME Day at the annual South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas on March 16th with a ME Day Party. ME Day ambassadors … [Read more...]

Click Fraud? Report Says Bots Made Up To 98% Of Charged Ad Clicks on Google

A paper published by Oxford BioChronometrics SA, which is a company that sells click fraud protection to clients published a report last month concluding that: "Our research found that at best, 88% of the ad-clicks were made by bots on the LinkedIn ad platform, while at worst, 98% were from bots on the Google ad platform" The company said it set up pages as follows: How the research was … [Read more...]

.Club Offering Free Domains & $10K In Prizes At LAUNCH Hackathon in San Francisco

.Club announced today that they will be is awarding $10,000 in prizes to an entrant of this year’s LAUNCH Hackathon taking place February 27- March 1, 2015 in San Francisco. .CLUB is offering every LAUNCH Hackathon participant a free .CLUB domain name from GoDaddy, and any teams that choose to use a .CLUB domain name for their LAUNCH Hackathon project are automatically eligible to win the … [Read more...]

.Science is Live and AlpNames.com is Letting You Register Them For Free

.Science just launched into general availability this morning and at least one register is allowing you to register them for free. Alpnames.com isn't advertising it on the front of their site, but if you try to register a .Science domain name you will see the cost is $0.00. By comparison Godaddy.com is charging $9.99 for a .Science registration. I don't know what the limits are or how … [Read more...]

Google Going To Make Blogger Platform Porn free

Google is saying goodbye to sexually explicit images and videos on their Blogger platform. The news has been covered by quite a few places obviously, I found the discussion in the comments on Engadget to be a bit entertaining. From the article: Many X-rated Blogger accounts might cease to exist in the near future, as Google will no longer allow anyone to post sexually explicit or nude videos … [Read more...]

Endurance International Reports That Revenue From Directi & BuyDomains Higher Than Expectations

Endurance International (EIGI) reported its earnings last night after the market closed In its earnings call, Endurance said that its acquisition of both Directi and BuyDomains.com were generating more revenue than expected. "At the time of acquisition, we had expected Directi to add approximately $30 million to $35 million of adjusted revenue. "We ended the year with Directi adjusted … [Read more...]