.Auto .Car, .Cars Get 1st day Registrations during $60K Per Domain
- The 1st day of the Early Access Program (EAP) opened up yesterday for the new gTLD’s .Auto, .Car and .Cars with day 1 prices set at $59,049.99 for each domain name at Godaddy and there appears to have been some takers at that price.
NEXTEV USA, Inc registered the domain names on January 12th:
NEXTEV USA seems to be the US operations of a Planned Chinese car manufacture who is looking to produce cars to compete with Telsa.
NextEV intends to begin with an electric supercar, the ... read more ...
This is what it looks like when Frank Schilling throws a celebration in Vegas
Frank Schilling and Uniregistry hosted a celebration during Hakkasan in Las Vegas final night for NamesCon 2016 attendees. Sandeep Ramchandani of Radix and Statton Hammock of Rightside were guest DJs.
There’s another large celebration for discussion goers tonight, as a gift Water Night takes place during a venue Tropicana Hotel.
Frank Schilling gets RDNH win on 3 minute domain name
- Complainant failed to disclose prior negotiations.
With the help of attorney John Berryhill, Frank Schilling has successfully defended his three letter domain name DKY.com in a UDRP. And, even though Berryhill didn’t ask for a finding of reverse domain name hijacking, the panel rightfully determined the complainant to have filed the case in abuse of the policy.
The complainant was Dumankaya Yapi Malzemeleri San. Ve Tic. A.S of Istanbul, Turkey, represented by AYDIN AYDIN Law Firm, Turkey. It started ... read more ...
1st Time? Frank Schilling Has 11 .Com's At No Reserve In The Namescon Auction
- Frank Schilling has 11 .Com domain names from his personal inventory up for auction at no reserve, at the RightoftheDot.com domain auction being held at NamesCon on January 11th.
Pre-bidding is open for these domain names at Namejet.
Over the years I’m not sure if Frank has ever put up any of his privately owned .Com domain names in auction with no reserve.
According to Estibot.com these 11 domain names have a retail value of over $200,000 and they are all at no reserve (minimum bid of $300 each).
Here ... read more ...
Uniregistry Put Premium New gTLD's Domains In Auction @ No Reserve
- Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry has put many premium new gTLD’s, at no reserve, in the RightoftheDot.com domain name auction at Namescon.
Unlike many new gTLD’s, all of these domain names have normal renewal fees.
None of these domain names have been offered to the pubic before and include single letter and numbered domains like 8.Link, e.gift, and b.sexy, as well as two letter words like We.Help, plus category killers like Real.Property, Stock.Photo and Web.Hosting
Frank Schilling CEO of ... read more ...
Frank Schilling invests another $1 million in Rightside
- Domain name investor buys more shares, and has made a small profit.
A company connected to domain name investor Frank Schilling has purchased another 150,000 shares of Rightside (NASDAQ: NAME) stock, increasing his interest in the company to 6.1% of shares outstanding.
An SEC filing reveals that Schilling has paid a total of $8,387,181, including brokerage commissions, to acquire his stake. That means he has paid an average of $7.24 per share. Shares are trading for about $8.00 right now, so Schilling ... read more ...
Frank Schilling's Name Administration Wins Another UDRP on 16 Year Old Torneo.com
- Frank Schilling’s Name Administration Inc represented as usually by John Berryhill, Ph.D, Esq., has won another UDRP this time on the domain name Torneo.com which was registered on September 28, 1999.
“Torneo” is the common Spanish and Italian word for “tournament”
The UDRP was filed by Sport and Fashion Management PTE. LTD. of Moscow, Russian Federation which owns the domain name torneo.ru
The Complaint was filed on July 15, 2015.
The panelists of Christopher J. Pibus, Irina V. Savelieva ... read more ...
A Frank Schilling association owns some-more than 5% of Rightside
- SEC filing discloses interest in company.
Some people say the domain name business is an incestuous industry. They might be right.
An SEC filing this afternoon discloses that a company associated with Frank Schilling now owns 5.5% of the company.
The filing was made by FTS, Corp in Grand Cayman. Schilling’s middle name is Taylor, hence FTS are his initials. The filing was made by Ria Scott Blyth, Administrative Assistant of FTS Corp. Her LinkedIn profile shows that she works for Frank Schilling’s ... read more ...
Frank Schilling's North Sound Names Registers 23K Uniregistry .LOL Domains Now Up To 230K+
- Frank Schilling’s North Sound Names just registered 23K domain names in Uniregistry’s .LOL new gTLD domain name extension.
We noted that .LOL which launched last week, had under 800 registrations after its first day of availability.
On the following day, .LOL wound up with 23,779 registrations and now has 24,341 registered domains.
North Sound Names which had just over 207K+ domain names registered until last week now has over 230,586 with the difference coming from .lol registrations last ... read more ...
Frank Schilling Sells Domains Floid.com To Revlon, Tonix.com To Tonix Pharma Co
- Frank Schilling, the owner of Name Administration Inc, Uniregistry continues to sell domain names to end users and the following three domain names proves it.
Revlon Consumer Products Corporation acquired the domain name Floid.com from Frank Schilling.
The domain name was listed for sale at Afternic with a $29,000 Buy Now price although the listing on Afternic remains. The domain name has been registered since February 4, 2004.
FLOÏD as mentioned on TheColomerGroup.com with a “Revlon Professional ... read more ...
The many successful chairman in a domain name attention is…
- No surprise at the top, but it gets interesting after that.
How most people probably envision dinner with Frank Schilling.This year’s Domain Name Wire Survey asked respondents who the most influential person is in the domain name industry, as well as who they’d most like to have dinner with.
Unsurprisingly, domainer-turned-registry/registrar/parking/sales person Frank Schilling was the top vote. 38% of people said Schilling was the most influential person in the industry.
Rick Schwartz came in ... read more ...
NamesCon Domain Name Conference Recap – DNW Podcast #018
- Listen in at last month’s NamesCon domain name conference.
Take a walk on the floor of NamesCon 2015 in Las Vegas in this episode of the Domain Name Wire Podcast. I walk the exhibit floor talking to exhibitors, pop in on a few sessions, and also play part of Frank Shilling’s keynote.
Featured on this episode: Frank Schilling, Bret Fausett, Domain Capital, Escrow.com, TLD Registry, Top Level Design, .Buzz, .Club, Ron Sheridan and InternetX.
Also: GoDaddy Super Bowl ad, buying bids at Flippa, Photo.com ... read more ...
Frank Schilling changes plan for .Click launch
5 more Uniregistry domain names go into general availability next week. And for one of them, .click, Frank Schilling is taking a different strategy when it comes to holding back domain names.
In previous launches, Schilling’s companies have registered thousands — even tens out thousands — of names ahead of general availability launch. That left frustrated domainers searching through the scraps. This was especially notable because Shilling ... read more ...
BuyDomains and a economics of vast domain portfolios
Should very large domain name portfolios be valued per domain or on sales and profitability metrics?
The sale of BuyDomains.com this week, including a portfolio of close to a million domains for something less than $80 per domain, has raised eyebrows.
On Tuesday, I wrote a bit about the BuyDomains’ business and how the valuation might make sense when viewed from a different perspective.
This post will go into a bit more depth, and compare BuyDomains to other domain ... read more ...
Frank Schilling has sole $12 million in domain names this year
Schilling says his domain aftermarket sales have hit $12 million for the year.
Frank Schilling has sold $12 million worth of his own domain names this year, already surpassing his total from 2013.
Schilling disclosed this number in an update to DomainNameSales.com (DNS) clients. He said his sales platform has been the engine behind his secondary market domain name sales success.
The update lists a number of other big changes and features coming soon to his domain ... read more ...
Frank Schilling gets retreat domain name hijacking win on Puket.com
“Ah, Puket, let’s file this case and hope they don’t show up.”
Clothing company IMB Textil S.A., which uses the domain name puket.com.br, has been found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) for trying to steal Puket.com through UDRP.
Frank Schilling parked the domain name Puket.com, an alternative spelling of Phuket in Thailand, and it showed links related to to island.
IMB Textil filed the UDRP after initiating purchase negotiations with Schilling, ... read more ...
New TLDs this week: Schilling launches .hiphop, Donuts charges your .creditcard
Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry joins Donuts with new TLD releases this week.
Shortened holiday week be damned: new TLD operators are launching a bunch of domain names this week.
And by this week, I really mean this Wednesday. Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry and Donuts all get in on the action on September 3.
Uniregistry launches .hiphop, .audio and .juegos (games in Spanish) in general availability this week.
The company is sticking to its low price ... read more ...
Uniregistry inks placement understanding with GoDaddy
Frank Schilling’s registry finally comes to agreement with GoDaddy.
Frank Schilling’s registry Uniregistry has signed a registry-registrar agreement with GoDaddy, paving the way for its top level domains to show up on the world’s largest domain name registrar.
The ink on the agreement is barely dry, so you won’t find Uniregstry’s names on GoDaddy just yet. It’s possible they’ll be available at the registrar before the general availability of .christmas ... read more ...
Frank Schilling is a biggest registrant of new TLDs
New registrant report reveals who has the most registrations in new top level domain names.
nTLDStats.com published a new “Registrant Breakdown” today [see update below]. It shows the top registrants of new top level domain names.
Coming in at number one on the list is Frank Schilling’s North Sound Names, which registered tens of thousands of names in his own TLDs in order to sell them at higher prices.
According to nTLDStats, North Sound Names has registered ... read more ...
Frank Schilling defends URS opposite indifferent .sexy domain name
Uniform Rapid Sexy.
When Frank Schilling released his first handful of new top level domain names he also held back tens of thousands of second level domain names for himself. These were registered in the name of North Sound Names.
Since the domains aren’t just held back as premiums for registration but are actually registered, they are subject to URS proceedings.
Schilling has successfully defended the first such proceeding against one of his domains, a URS for ... read more ...
The many successful chairman in a domain name attention is…
Who is the most influential person in the domain name industry?
Frank Schilling, according to respondents to this year’s Domain Name Wire survey.
37% of respondents said Schilling was the most influential person in the domain name industry. The next highest was Rick Schwartz with 18% of the vote.
Who would Domain Name Wire readers most like to have dinner with? Again, Frank Schilling. 26% picked Schilling as a dinner date, and the vote was spread ... read more ...
Frank Schilling beats $200 billion medical hulk Novartis in UDRP
9 year delay in filing UDRP hurts pharma company’s claim of disruption to its business.
Frank Schilling has successfully defended the domain name ClearCare.com in a UDRP filed by Novartis AG.
Novartis, which has a $200 billion market cap, offers a line of contact lens cleaning solutions under the name Clear Care.
Schilling (through attorney John Berryhill) noted that his business involves registering expired domain names and parking them with ad links unrelated ... read more ...
Uniregistry activates thousands of indifferent domains per TLD
Company held back thousands of domains and has now activated and parked them.
If you take a look at Uniregistry’s zone files for its TLD launches so far, you might think yesterday was a huge day.
After all, its previously launched .sexy domain jumped from 6,849 to 12,318 registrations. That’s an 80% increase.
.Tattoo jumped from just 1,432 to 5,932, a jump of over 300%.
And .link, which launched yesterday, now has a staggering 20,000+ domains in the zone.
It’s ... read more ...
Next week is colorful for new TLDs: 5 Schillings, Afilias colors, and a bit of buzz
Lots of new domains enter general availability next week, and only two of them are from Donuts.
Only two of Donuts’ new top level domain names enter their “true” general availability phase next week. It will still be a big week for new TLDs as other applicants launch domains.
.Buzz gets buzzing on Tuesday with broad registrar support. GoDaddy is charging $49.99 and I’ve found other registrars charging as low at $37.99.
Tax day is also Frank Schilling’s ... read more ...
A initial demeanour during Frank Schilling’s new domain name registrar
Uniregistry (the registrar) will roll out to the public on Monday.
Frank Schilling’s domain name registrar Uniregistry is due to launch this week (likely Monday) and Domain Name Wire took an early look over the weekend.
Although officially named Uniregistrar with ICANN, the registrar will be known as Uniregistry to customers. That’s the same name as the registry that Schilling is using to offer potentially dozens of new top level domain names. The registrar will ... read more ...