Sedo shares conference schedule : A year full of industry events!

Sedo is back from the Holiday break, and has announced its schedule of events for a jam-packed new year, 2017. Beginning in January, NamesCon 2017 is the biggest domain industry event of the year, with Sedo participating – naturlich – with a staff of several great professionals: Dave Evanson Brad Lemire Tobias Flaitz Dima Beitzke […]

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January 1st and the “birthday paradox” : Why so many domainers celebrate today?

January 1st is not just the beginning of the year, it’s also the date most shared among domain investors as a day of celebration. If one takes a look on their social media friends, for example on Facebook, they will notice that January 1st is an unusually busy day for birthdays. We found no fewer […]

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Frank Schilling and how search engines are killing “clever URLs”

A balanced article on new gTLDs at The Atlantic is tapping Frank Schilling’s feedback, among that of other domain investors. Titled, “How Search Engines Are Killing Clever URLs,” the article focuses on the current state of affairs regarding the adoption of new gTLDs by the general public. Cyrus Namazi, an executive technocrat at ICANN, acknowledges […]

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ADD Domainer Issue #2 : News about domains, domainers, sales, and other stuff – OMG, a fireant!

This is the 2nd edition of ADD Domainer, an once-in-a-blue-moon publication about domain names, domainers gone nuts, domain sales, and other non-events from the domainer community. Our content is meant to stop your attention deficit disorder from kicking in, and hopefully – OMG, did you see that squirrel??? Elliot Silver is auctioning off a bunch […]

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Would you look at th.AT! Million dollar Sedo auction ends; results are impressive

We predicted the huge success of the 3rd and final part of the Sedo auction, featuring short and generic .AT domains; more than $1 million dollars in sales was the total amount spent on the auctions. By selling more than 1000 .AT domains, Sedo should be extremely happy. In the words of its CEO, Tobias […]

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NamePros seller offers the most expensive domains in the universe!

What is the most expensive domain ever sold? Although the list of the most expensive domains contains some dubious entries that might include additional assets, the numbers max out at $35 million dollars. Domain investor, George Kirikos, believes that Cars.com was sold for an astounding $872 million dollars, but there is no official consensus for […]

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Ricks.Blog : Rick Schwartz grabs new gTLD domain – returning to blogging?

The Domain King, Rick Schwartz, might be preparing for a glorious comeback to blogging; Ricks.blog is the latest domain registration we could find. By acquiring Ricks.blog from Automattic, Rick Schwartz indicates the importance he places in new gTLDs. In 2010, Rick registered Rick.co as well, a domain that forwards to DomainKing.com. Incidentally, another .Blog domain […]

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GoDaddy will now empty the folder of “Deleted” domains after 30 days

Domain investors that often delete domains from their GoDaddy portfolio, should empty the folder. According to new ICANN regulations, all deleted domains must be removed from the registrar after 30 days have passed. “Finally, some new regulations from ICANN that actually make sense, no more bloated Trash folders in your account, taking over our servers!” […]

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MannQuotes – Chapter X : Mann against the machine

Mike Mann’s conventional and professional wisdom has been immortalized in a series of MannQuotes; we started the series in 2013 for that very purpose. Sharing Mike Mann’s entrepreneurial and often, very personal statements, is an educating and entertaining anthology worth reading. After all, it’s not just Mike’s business acumen that stands out, or his trademark […]

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Surface Studio : Microsoft using Rightside gTLD domain for brand new computer

Microsoft revealed Surface Studio, a revolutionary, slim desktop computer aimed at creative individuals. The product will be rolled out in early 2017 and Microsoft is already taking preorders, although not via the matching .com domain! As SurfaceStudio.com belongs to a company creating backdrops for photographers, Microsoft went with Surface.Studio, a gTLD managed by Rightside. The […]

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XYZ : June 2016 growth the result of “penny” promo, at a 7 figure loss

In a recent post, XYZ Registry CEO and founder, Daniel Negari, gloated over the company’s growth in 2016. Negari stated that .XYZ registrations outsold those of .COM by “over 1 million in June.” That number might be true: more than 3 million .XYZ domains were registered in June, 2016, when an ongoing “penny” promotion allowed […]

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Frank Schilling’s keynote speeches for the NamesCon domain conference

Frank Schilling will be delivering the keynote speech for NamesCon 2017; the biggest domain conference has long discovered the secret of magnetizing its crowds, by inviting the Uniregistry founder to its opening events. In January, Frank’s speech will be about the future of domaining, a subject that many domain investors are eager to learn more […]

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