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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Internet Reboot report : Domainers want something for nothing

Domainers want something for nothing, a new study shows. Expert analysis of the expectations shared by domain investors produced some interesting data, according to the Internet Reboot Institute : “We’ve come to the conclusion that domainers are a group of professionals with some of the highest expectations, when it comes down to calculating the work […]

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Is Trump At Mar-a-Lago, Florida? This domain name will tell you

Donald Trump has been going back and forth between Washington and Mar-a-Lago in Florida, where his exclusive club is. The presidential trip costs approximately $3.6 million dollars every time, according to a Governmental Accountability Office report. Is Donald Trump At Mar-a-Lago currently? A new web site, IsTrumpAtMaraLago.org will tell you, and it seems that so […]

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Domain history : Thirty years ago, there were less than 200 .COM domains

Symbolics.com, the first .com domain, was registered on March 15, 1985. By December 15, 1987, there were a total of 167 .com domain names registered. In other words, the lack of interest, and the manual approval and registration process, added just 166 .com domains in 33 months. Which were these domains? Here’s an alphabetical list, […]

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Chinese domain market : May 31st is doomsday for domainers in China

Welcome to the Sunday edition of the Chinese domain market report. May 31st is “doomsday” in China, and domain investors in particular. Major cloud providers, such as Alibaba, have provided a government-issued warning, that user verification must complete before then. The process entails providing credentials to match domains with the real names of their owners. […]

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Editorial : ICANN and the future of the new gTLDs

Welcome to the March Editorial. Uniregistry’s announcement of a price increase plan, affecting 16 of its 25 commercial gTLDs, created a wave of discussions on a variety of media. The key question was the price increase, and whether it’s ethical, or merely a demonstration of corporate greed. The affected gTLDs are, for the most part, […]

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Defunct casino domain, TrumpPlaza.com, to be deleted after 21 years

TrumpPlaza.com is coming of age; the 21+ year old domain is about to be deleted at GoDaddy. Registered in December of 1995, Trump Plaza’s official web site was no longer of any use, as the casino was owned by Donald Trump’s “Trump Entertainment Resorts.” According to Wikipedia: On July 12, 2014,  the Trump Plaza Hotel […]

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Make Trump Tweets Eight Again .com : Have some fun with the President’s twitter account

Donald Trump’s presidency provides plenty of opportunity to the media and content creators to stage opinions and explore creative ways of protest. While the Donald Trump organization safeguards negative terms about Donald Trump, there is a vast range of opportunistic domain registrations available. One such domain is MakeTrumpTweetsEightAgain.com that provides a web browser plugin that […]

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ICANN CEO Göran Marby to speak at WHD.Global next month

ICANN CEO, Göran Marby, will be a speaker during Web Hosting Days Global – the hosting and cloud mega-conference that takes place in Germany. Mr. Marby will be addressing the community at WHD.global on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 with his presentation, “Shape the future of the Internet: Your business depends on it.” If you plan […]

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Rick Schwartz in 2017 : Won’t stop investing in domain names!

Rick Schwartz, the Domain King®, might be retired from active blogging but he’s never been busier registering domain names. The TRAFFIC conference founder created a “20 year plan” and successfully completed his goals, having sold millions of dollars worth of domain names. Is Rick retired from domain investing? Heck, no! 😀 We often look into […]

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Wines.com : Eight figures domain discounted to seven figures for a quick sale

Wines have been produced throughout the world since ancient times, and it’s a popular, adult drink to our days. The Romans believed that “in vino veritas” – in wine, there is truth – and the ancient Greeks consumed their wines mixed with water (3 parts wine, 1 part water) and reserved the unadulterated wines to […]

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