Igloo.com : The Castello Brothers’ former domain gem

DNJournal broke the news about Igloo.com being acquired by BrandIT, for an undisclosed sum. While this exchange involves a fully functioning business that includes officers, employees and inventory, the domain Igloo.com has an interesting side-story. Igloo.com was sold to the domain brokerage by the Castello Brothers a few years ago, for an undisclosed amount. We […]

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XYZ Registry applies for .Covfefe gTLD and trademark

The XYZ Registry is once again breaking the proverbial mold, with an ICANN application for dot .Covfefe at the gTLD level. Riding the coat-tails of a popular meme by Donald Trump’s tweet, the XYZ Registry has grand plans for this new extension. Daniel Negari, CEO and founder of the XYZ Registry, stated: “As a domain […]

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All your domains are come from us : XYZ trademark application

Domain trademarks are good to have, and the XYZ Registry has applied for a mark on a phrase that’s a meme variant: “All your domains are come from us.” The phrase is grammatically incorrect intentionally, and we’re not trying to be a grammar nazi; it’s just the way it is. The applied for trademark is […]

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Alert: TNTG.com is a stolen domain name

The domain name TNTG.com has been stolen, and its current registrant is under investigation. They allege that they bought the domain on a Turkish domain forum. Mr. Lloyd Joseph, of the Technology Group, a Virtualization and Cloud Solutions Provider in the UK, confirmed the theft with us yesterday. “It is a company asset, and we’d like […]

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Cars.com confirmed to be the largest domain sale in history

Cars.com has been confirmed to have been the largest domain sale in history, with a staggering $872,320,000 dollar valuation. Domain investor, George Kirikos, provided this number two years ago, and is once again quoting the numbers from the latest Cars.com financial statement: In connection with our acquisition by Parent, we have an intangible asset with […]

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Chinese domain market report : Humanoid robot has both looks and smarts

The Chinese have developed a female humanoid, a robot that looks very much human, which interacts intelligently with speech. Jia Jia ponders life, the universe and human relationships. Kevin Kelly, the founding executive editor of Wired magazine spoke with Jia Jia over Skype, and translations from English to Mandarin and vice versa were automated. Jia […]

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Rightside video : Combating 5 myths about the new gTLDs

Rightside held a live session yesterday, titled “Combating 5 myths about the new gTLDs.” Along with it, Jebidiah Burnett and Marc Gawith cover some of the most pressing headlines in domains. The acquisition of registrar eNom and what it means for you What makes a good or bad domain name for end users The five […]

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Francois closes down Lend.me, relocates Valuate.com – plus membership discounts

French domain entrepreneur, Francois Carrillo, announced some news today, about changes to his domain-related projects. Valuate, an automated domain valuation system, will be relocating its functions to Domaining.com/valuate. The domain Valuate.com is now available for sale, as is Lend.me, via the CAX.com domain sales platform. Francois wants to take advantage of the traffic popularity of […]

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NamesCon poll results : Domain investors don’t like wearing pants!

A NamesCon 2017 poll’s results about wearing pants while working from home is in; the stats are quite staggering. 78% of large .com portfolio holders don’t wear pants or other lower garments. 11% “free-ball” at least 5 days a week, quite possibly on the weekends too. 10% wear pants or shorts, or Capris, jeans, khakis […]

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Rolf Larsen of dot .Global : Drop the “Domain Name Drama”

Rolf Larsen, founder and CEO of dot .Global, took to LinkedIn to share his thoughts on the fallout from a recent decision by Uniregistry to raise prices for 16 of its gTLDs. Despite titling his op-piece as “Domain Name Drama,” Larsen takes a balanced approach to analyzing the events: “I think the frustration and criticism […]

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German integration : 1&1 + Sedo = More domain sales

Sponsored by Sedo.* Sedo and 1&1 Internet are joining forces, despite being already conjoined under the same corporate umbrella. Sister company 1&1 will be offering more than 18 million domains from the Sedo marketplace, to its customer base of 16.75 million. How is this done: By using the SedoMLS, the web’s largest domain name distribution […]

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Ali Zandi drops 1500 domain names – guess the TLD!

Domain investor and broker, Ali Zandi, has taken investment risks before; he often shares his successes and failures as part of his commitment to transparency. In a recent exchange on Twitter, Zandi stated he had just dropped more than 1500 domain names: “The PURGE: 1500+ domains… #deleted. Feels good. Can you guess the TLD?” Wow. […]

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