Domain Registration on Record Pace? Over 750K Added Yesterday Alone
- Registrations of domain names seem to be going on at a record pace.
Yesterday saw the number of domain registrations across all Top Level Domain (TLD) names have a net add of over 750,000 domains according to registrarstats.com
“Net Add” mean its the amount of domains registered less the number of domain names deleted.
The gross numbers of domain names registered yesterday were close to 900,000.
These total include all legacy domain names extensions like .com, .net and .org (22 in total) and ... read more ...
Radix set to Launch .Store in April
- Radix put out a press release today that they will be launching .Store in April. Dot store will start Sunrise on 6th April. The TLD will follow the same rollout as Radix’s last 3 launches. Sunrise will be followed by an Early Access Phase .store will enter General Availability on 14th June, 2016.
Full Press Release:
Dubai (18th February, 2016): Radix, the portfolio registry behind several new extensions including .site, .tech .online today announced they are gearing up for the launch of the first ... read more ...
New gTLD Add Over 1 Million Domain Registrations in Just Last 5 Days
- According to ntldstats.com, the number of new gTLD’s domain registrations grew by 1.1 million domains, in just the last 5 days.
In terms of percentage of increase, the 1.1 million increase in new gTLD domain names, is close to a 9% increase in just 5 days.
On February 13th, there were a total of 12,675,000 new gTLD domain names registered.
Today on February 18th, ntldstats.com shows the total number of new gTLD’s domain name registrations at 13,782,837 meaning that the number of new gTLD domains ... read more ...
In Less Than 2 Years, .XYZ Passes 14 Year Old .BIZ to Become 5th Largest Domain Extension
The new gTLD domain name extension, .XYZ is which won’t be two years old until, June of this year, just surpassed the domain extension .Biz which has been around since 2001 in the number of domain registrations.
According to RegistrarStats.com, .XYZ now has 2,369,039 domain name registered which passed .Biz which has 2,305,687 domains registered.
In passing .Biz, .XYZ becomes the 5th largest Top Level Domain (TLD) in terms of domain name registrations.
Only .com, .net. .org and .info have more ... read more ...
.Club Passes 9 Year Old .Mobi In Numbers of Domain Registrations
- .Club has just passed .mobi in terms of domain name registrations.
According to RegistrarStats.com .club has 691,522 domain registrations while .mobi is at 691,342
.Mobi become available to be registered in 2006.
.Club was 1st available for general availability on May 7th 2014 making it less than 2 years old.
According to registrarstats.com, .club becomes the 9th most registered TLD, including .com, .net and .org
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Your Tax Dollars At Work: Clinton Department Of State Email's Shows Interest In A Domain
- “”Domain Names: “The World We Want”
Per your request, I have investigated the availability of internet domain names derived from or related to the phrase “The World We Want.”
By way of summary, the most desirable names related to this phrase are already owned. However, at least one owner is plainly willing to sell and others appear to be potentially receptive to purchase offers. One of the most desirable domain names would be Worldwewant.com
It was purchased on September 21, 2011 for ... read more ...
Rightside Establishes Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise in China & Plans To Be Licensed in 2016
- Rightside (NAME) announced today its expanded operations in China by establishing a Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise (WFOE).
Rightside says that there are almost 90,000 domains registered in the their portfolio of 39 new gTLD’s in the Chinese market, with .LIVE, .NEWS, and .PUB being the most popular.
There are currently 5.4 million new TLDs registered in China, which represents 45% of all new TLD registrations.
China is requiring all domain name registries to acquire a license for their domain ... read more ...
Verisign Expects Higher Non-Renewal Rates From Those 4th Q Domains Reg By Chinese Investors
- Verisign reported its earnings for the 4th quarter of 2015 and financial results for 2015.
In the earnings call today, Verisign made some interesting comments about that huge volume of .Com domain name registration we saw from Asia the 4th quarter of 2015:
Bottom line Verisign expects those domain names registered in the 4th quarter, which those in the domain investor community, know consisted of a lot of numeric domain names NNNNNNNN.com going into the 8,9 and even 10 digits long, and domain names ... read more ...
CSC Issues "New gTLD Utilization Report" .Global Enters "Alternative Top 10" List
- Brand protection and domain registrar, Corporate Service Company (CSC) issued its latest “New gTLD Utilization Report” which is designed to update digital marketers and their peers in legal and IT about how new gTLDs are being adopted. The report also examines how .brand domains are being used and how effectively the new generic TLDs are penetrating the Alexa.com, top one million websites (a potential indicator for TLD utilization).
On the Brand front in CSC’s December report, there were 75 ... read more ...
.Club Sells Over $140K in Premium Domains In January: Over $3.5 Since Launch
- .Club reported on its blog that it sold $142,470.52 in Premium Name Sales in January bringing the total cumulative premium name sales for .CLUB to $3,540,637.79.
During the month of January 2016 there were 408 premium names sold.
5 names (Athletic.club, Night.club, Pot.club, Space.club and Strip.club) were sold in the NamesCon auction.
The bulk of the remaining premium name sales were tiered premium names sold through the registrar channel.
China registrars continue to be a strong contributor, however, ... read more ...
.XYZ Says They Just "Blew Past" 2 Million Domain Registrations
Daniel Negari the CEO of the .XYZ registry just sent me over a note that the new gTLD .XYZ has “blew past 2 Million domain name registrations”.
According to ntldstats.com .XYZ was sitting at 1,967,963 domain registrations as of the last zone update, however there has been a huge surge in 6 number .XYZ domain names from China (NNNNNN.xyz) (also known as 6N domains) of over 100,000 domain registrations.
According to XYZ 27% of all 6N domain name combinations are now registered.
100% of all possible ... read more ...
.Law Gets 5K Registrations in 1st 90 days: We Break Down The Numbers
- According to a press release out today, Minds + Machines Group Limited (LSE:MMX), the owner of the new “.law” and .abogado (Lawyer in Spanish) top-level domains, “announced that .law has successfully completed its first 90 days since general availability having fulfilled more than 5,000 verified registrations, with over 700 premium names including numerous domains which have sold for $100,000 or more.”
However the press release is silent on the results of .abogado (spanish for lawyer) which ... read more ...
XYZ Launches .Security, .Protection, & .Theatre: All Domain Including Single Character Are Avail
- We just received an email from XYZ which launched the new gTLD extensions .Security, .Protection, and .Theatre today.
Apparently on the launch some registration requests for single character domain names were being rejected due to a technical error, however we just received a note that the error has been fixed and that all domain names are available for registration (unless of course already registered)
None of the domain name have a premium renewal rate
Here is the email we received:
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Rightside Lays Off "Around 6% of It's Employees"
Michael Berkens, Esq. is a owner and Editor-in-Chief of TheDomains.com. Michael is also a co-founder of Worldwide Media Inc. that sole around 70K domain to Godaddy.com in Dec 2015 and now owns around 5K domain names . Michael is also a Director of RightoftheDot.com that is a consultant in a new gTLD space and a attorney of super reward domains. Michael was also one of a 5 Judges comparison for a a Verisign 30th Anniversary .Com competition this year.
.Green Is Raising $3.5 Million Through CrowdFunding
- DotGreen Community, Inc., the company behind the new .GREEN top level domain name, announced today in a press release we received, the launch of an Internet capital raising campaign to raise $3.5 million.
The first offering, a Regulation D 506(C) Private Placement solely for accredited investors, provides an early-stage opportunity of common shares with voting rights for accredited investors looking to own an equity stake in the green economy and green movement.
A Regulation A+ “equity crowdfunding” ... read more ...
All Single Character .Car Domains Are Registered: Here Are a Available .Cars
- I did a quite whois check and found that all single letter .Car and single number .Car domain names are now registered.
Probably not shocking to anyone but of the 40 single charter .Car domain names that have been registered, 27 were registered at Chinese registrars and 3 more appear to be owned by people in China at US registrars so 30 out of 40 are owned by Chinese domain investors.
The wholesale cost of a .Car or .Cars domain name is $2,000 a year and the retail prices vary based on registrar ... read more ...
CENTR Reports There Are 311.5 Million Domains In The World
According to a new report out today (PDF) by CENTR, which is the European country code TLD organisation, as of December 31, there are 311.5 million domain names in the world.
158.7 million domain names are Legacy TLD’s including .com, .net and .org; 140.1 million are ccTLD’s (country codes), 1.6 Million are IDN ccTLD’s, and 10.9 Million are New gTLD’s.
The CENTR writes:
“In absolute terms, most growth came from legacy gTLDs (largely .com) which grew higher than average due to sales in ... read more ...
1st Day New gTLD Totals: .Family; .Feedback
- Earlier today we wrote about .Car, .Cars and .Auto which ended its first day of general availability with around 650 domain registrations.
Two other new gTLD’s launched yesterday Rightside (NAME) .Family and Jay Westerdal’s .Feedback.
.Family domain names ended the day with 3,745 domain name registrations.
.Feedback currently has 438 domain registrations.
A .Family registration cost seems to be around $25 a year while .Feedback is $30 for a non-premium registration.
A .Car, .Cars and .Auto registration ... read more ...
.Car, .Cars & .Auto Hauls In Another Cool Million
- The new gTLD’s .Car, .Cars and .Auto went into it’s first day of general availability (GA) yesterday a domain name could be registered on a first come, first severed basis.
According to RegistrarStats.com here are the totals from the first day of GA
So basically 430 domain registrations at a wholesale price to the registry of $2,000 per domain, let call it a cool million for the registry
The registry which is a joint venture between Uniregistry and XYZ.com reportedly ... read more ...
AlpNames overtakes GoDaddy As The 2nd Largest New gTLD Domain Registrar
- According to ntldstats.com, AlpNames has just overtaken GoDaddy in terms of the number of new gTLD domain names under management.
According to ntldstats.com AlpNames.com has 1,016,800 new gTLD’s under management while Godaddy has new gTLD’s 1,005,071.
Alpnames was founded in 2013 in order to provide registrar services under the new gTLD program.
AlpNames has a 8.81% of the new gTLD market domain registrar market, while Godaddy has 8.87 of the new gTLD market.
The largest new gTLD domain name ... read more ...
.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 ...
.Club Sells Over 5,500 Premium Domains In Dec For Almost $615K
- .Club just released it premium sales report for December 2015.
On December 16th .Club released 13,000 new premium names to the registrar channel, with many priced at $100 or lower
In all, 5,525 premium names were sold in December.
Total premium name sales for December, from all sources, came to $614,071.90.
Total premium name sales for Q4 2015 came to $2,350,116.47.
As of December 31, 2015, total cumulative sales of registry reserved premium .CLUB names came to $3,398,167.27.
The highest single sale ... read more ...
Here is How To Bid in The Live Namescon/ RightoftheDot.com Auction
- I understand this might be a little confusing but I’m trying to lay out how you can bid on the domain names in the RightoftheDot.com auction at Namescon, while the live domain name auction underway on Monday January 11th starting at 2PM PST
So there are over 400 domain names in the auction, but only 125 or so will make the cut for the live auction on January 11, 2016 stating at 2:00 PM PST at NamesCon at the New Tropicana Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
There is almost $7 Million dollars in pre-bids ... read more ...
ICM Releases 2 Character Domains In .XXX
- ICM Registry, the registry operator for .XXX, .PORN, .ADULT and .SEX, announces the launch of 2 character domains in .XXX.
The press release also came with a bold statement:
“””In dollar amounts, we have likely sold more in premium names than any registry launched in recent times.”””
ICM is also claiming “a growing interest from the Chinese market and a general increase in awareness of all our TLDs leave the outlook for brands, adult companies, and domain investors very strong in 2016.”
ICM ... read more ...
.Ski Registry Removes All Reserves From The ROTD/Namescon Auction
- The .Ski registry, which has some great one letter domain names like i.ski an e.ski and some natural hacks like water.ski and jet.ski has removed all reserve prices from the domain names being auctioned in the RightoftheDot.com domain auction being held at Namescon.
All the domain names are now available for bidding in auction at No Reserve.
Many of these domain names already have bids at Namejet.com in pre-bidding.
Therefore the high bids have now become the winning bid.
The live Namescon auction ... read more ...