Domain Name News

  • Google publishes their TLD registry software: Nomulus
    Google announced this morning that they are releasing their TLD registry platform, Nomulus, which is written in Java, under an Apache 2.0 license. The company uses the software to run their own registry for their TLDs. Portfolio TLD applicant Donuts…
    - 18 Oct 16, 9:42am -
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    - 26 Jan 16, 5:59pm -
  • Live Results : NamesCon 2015 Right of the Dot Auction
    DNN will be live blogging from NamesCon in Las Vegas. We do not guarantee the accuracy of these results. Check here for results as we update them live from the show.  Bidding is also available on SnapNames.com and names unsold will be in a sile…
    - 14 Jan 15, 1:21am -
  • TrafficZ Shutting down operations on Dec 31st, 2014
    According to an email sent out by TrafficZ, it will cease it operations after Dec 31st, 2014, which is a relatively short notice. We’ve reached out for confirmation to Thought Convergence and also asked them if there’s any other properties/divisi…
    - 28 Dec 14, 7:10pm -
  • Ron Jackson Finally Owns DomainNameJournal.com
    For more than a decade, Ron Jackson has been producing his domain industry publication DNJournal.  It’s been regarded as a “go-to” industry publication for his weekly sales reports and his “cover stories”, featuring prominent industry pr…
    - 23 Dec 14, 3:40pm -
  • ICANN systems compromised through phishing attack
    A number of ICANN’s staff email accounts have been compromised by a phishing attack, which lead to administrative passwords to other systems being exposed as well, as Necraft reports. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)…
    - 17 Dec 14, 4:18pm -
  • DomainFest will be part of NamesCon 2015 in Las Vegas

    DomainFest will be part of NamesCon 2015 in Las Vegas

    A change on the Namescon Agenda lead The Domains to ask if NamesCon had bought out domainFEST – well, here’s the official press Release and reply. DomainFest becomes the first day of the conference geared towards newcomers. If you read the text o…
    - 16 Dec 14, 10:43pm -
  • Europol seizes 292 domains for counterfeit goods on Cyber Monday
    The European law agency Europol has seized 292 domain names in cooperation with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and 25 law enforcement agencies from 19 countries. The sites were allegedly used to sell counterfeit merchandise, such…
    - 1 Dec 14, 4:21pm -
  • The week in Domains (Week 49/2014)
    "The week in domains" summarizes the domain name industry news on a weekly basis. Today with a daily sales recap, upcoming new gTLD launches, ranking of new gTLDs, .MLS, premium domains for .CYMRU and .WALES, 3 stolen domains, seized domains and more…
    - 30 Nov 14, 10:12pm -
  • What domains can teach about brand engagement in foreign markets

    What domains can teach about brand engagement in foreign markets

    Since the early 2000s, domain names can be registered and written in any language – for example Chinese characters are allowed in the .com namespace, 例å­�.com is a valid domain name. This wonderful innovation makes internet users less rel…
    - 14 Oct 14, 3:00pm -

Domain News

  • 3 Types of Software to Help Optimize Your Organization in the Cloud
    The talk about moving your business to the cloud isn’t new: this has always been the go-to solution for enterprises and corporations. However, small businesses still remained shy to the implementation. Until recently. Stats are showing that by 2020…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 8:50am -
  • Beyond Custom Domains and TLDs: 3 Additional Steps to Scaling Your Online Business
    - 55 days ago, 29 May 17, 4:38pm -
  • 3 Innovative Content Strategies for a Company Blog
    The single most important thing to remember when creating a content strategy for a company blog is, you must create content in other channels too. It is necessary to reach out to readers and draw them in with an authentic voice, creating a personal c…
    - 73 days ago, 11 May 17, 6:10pm -
  • Startup News: Market Stats for the Beauty Industry in 2017 [Infographic]

    Startup News: Market Stats for the Beauty Industry in 2017 [Infographic]

    It is no news that startups have it rough in their first years even in top performing industries such as IT, security, finance, real estate and more. However, market research findings encourage the launch of new companies in emerging industries outsi…
    - 75 days ago, 9 May 17, 1:27pm -
  • Software Automation Solutions That Can Save Your Startup

    Software Automation Solutions That Can Save Your Startup

    Automation is a hot trending topic, especially in startup environments, where it has been linked to productivity, efficiency, and agile development business processes. In 2016, InfoWorld quoted automation as an imperative step in “better softwa…
    - 7 Apr 17, 2:15pm -
  • How to Realize Your Startup Dream

    How to Realize Your Startup Dream

    Many of us have hobbies that we prefer doing than working at an 8-5 job. You may be doing it on the side and profiting in your own little way which is good. But often with the lack of time and capital, we just couldn’t seem to take the next leap…
    - 3 Apr 17, 6:27pm -
  • Marketplaces for Small Businesses to Acquire First Domain
    Recent research shows that just over 55% of businesses own a website where they display their services and products (source: WaspBarcode’s State of Small Businesses Report, 2017). This leaves out 45% of businesses that do not have a website of…
    - 3 Feb 17, 11:49am -
  • What’s the Difference Between a Domain and Web Hosting?
    If you’re launching your first website and are completely new to it, you may have heard terms like “domainâ€� and “web hostingâ€� being thrown around. But what are they, and what’s the difference? Take a look at th…
    - 9 Dec 16, 2:35pm -
  • Customer Confidence Increases with Cybersecurity
    As data breaches continually hit the news, consumers are increasingly concerned about their information. The problem is that while most people are worried about cybercrime, they often don’t protect themselves. In a survey released by Symantec,…
    - 7 Dec 16, 1:49pm -
  • 4 Things to Consider When Buying a Domain Name
    Whether you’re setting up your first website or you have a strong background in website setup, it’s important to carefully consider your domain name. Buying a domain name plays a huge role in establishing your brand. It’s not a p…
    - 29 Sep 16, 7:16am -

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Internet News

  • Dutch Registry Unveils NL Branding

    Dutch Registry Unveils NL Branding

    SIDN, the ccTLD registry for .nl, has unveiled new branding for the .nl ccTLD. Up until now the branding available was focussed on either SIDN itself or its registrars. There was no real “.nl brand” per se. The registry explain their rationale in…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 10:02am -
  • CENTR Awards to Include Best Registry as Chosen by Registrars

    CENTR Awards to Include Best Registry as Chosen by Registrars

    CENTR, the body which represent of European domain registries, will be holding its annual awards again this year. What’s different for 2017 however is that they’ve added a new category: Registry of the Year And unlike with the other award categor…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 12:45pm -
  • Africa DNS Forum to be Held in Tanzania

    Africa DNS Forum to be Held in Tanzania

    The 5th annual Africa DNS Forum is being held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on July 26 – 28. The event, which is being organised by AfTLD,  ICANN and ISOC in association with a number of other organisations, will run over two days and cover both te…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 9:06am -
  • RIPE Introduces Code of Conduct for Mailing Lists

    RIPE Introduces Code of Conduct for Mailing Lists

    RIPE has introduced a code of conduct for its mailing lists. In common with many technical organisations and communities a lot of the work within the RIPE community is conducted via mailing lists. The organisation already had a code of conduct for it…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 8:43am -
  • IGF 2017 Opts for .Swiss Domain

    IGF 2017 Opts for .Swiss Domain

    This year’s IGF (Internet Governance Forum) meeting is being held in Geneva, Switzerland from December 18th to 21st. The venue for the event will be the United Nations Office at Geneva Palais des Nations, Avenue de la Paix 14, CH-1211 Geneva 10,…
    - 41 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 2:39pm -
  • Brands and Domains Early Bird Tickets go on Sale

    Brands and Domains Early Bird Tickets go on Sale

    Brands and Domains is a domain event that focuses on brand owners and how they are using or potentially could use top level domains. And in this context when we say “top level domain” what we mean is the likes of Sony running the .sony TLD. The e…
    - 44 days ago, 9 Jun 17, 7:34am -
  • ICANN 59 Full Schedule Published

    ICANN 59 Full Schedule Published

    The full schedule for ICANN 59, the policy forum, which is being held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from June 26 – 29 has been published. As this is a “policy forum” there are fewer frills ie. no big opening ceremony, gala or…
    - 47 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 9:52am -
  • Heading to ICANN 59? Get Some Tips From the Local Host

    Heading to ICANN 59? Get Some Tips From the Local Host

    ICANN 59 will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa later this month. In ICANN terms it’s what they call a “policy forum”, so the focus will be on policy work and the meeting won’t have as many of the frills you find at the bigger meetings. F…
    - 50 days ago, 3 Jun 17, 12:08pm -
  • UK2 Group Acquired by The Hut Group

    UK2 Group Acquired by The Hut Group

    The M & A activity in the hosting and domain markets continues. Earlier today it was announced that The Hut Group has acquired UK2. The Hut Group isn’t in the hosting or domain name space directly, but as a global e-commerce company would be a big…
    - 58 days ago, 26 May 17, 1:43pm -
  • EU Commission Opens Public Consultation on EU Domain

    EU Commission Opens Public Consultation on EU Domain

    The .eu ccTLD is quite different in that it is run by the European Commission. The Commission contracts EURid to run the registry on their behalf. As the entire thing is setup and managed by the European Union institutions the ccTLD’s policies are…
    - 69 days ago, 15 May 17, 1:42pm -

cctld Investor

  • Establishing a New Domain – Gift Cards

    Establishing a New Domain – Gift Cards

    A domain name is a very critical part in setting up your name online, be it for a company, business, organization, or personal. It is more than just the words that need to be input in the search bar of a web browser. It’s the name of your bran…
    - 3 Apr 17, 12:37pm -
  • How to register domains in over 1000 extensions
    As a ccTLD Investor one of the biggest problems we all encounter is finding where to register all the great ccTLDs that are out there. I don’t know about you but I always find myself running-into a wall when it comes to registering some of the…
    - 26 Mar 17, 4:54am -
  • Common ccTLD link building mistakes
    Search Engine Watch wrote an interesting piece earlier this month about the Top Five International Link-Building Blunders. This is particularly relevant to ccTLD investors who are trying to develop and monetize their names. One of the biggest mistake…
    - 26 Mar 17, 4:52am -
  • How will the new gTLDs impact sales of ccTLDs?
    I’ve talked about this before on ccTLD Investors but I think it is an absolutely critical point to make when it comes to investing in ccTLDs – go with what you know. I can tell you this through my own failures, which I’m never af…
    - 26 Mar 17, 4:49am -
  • New Editor at cctldinvestors
    We realized that we overlooked something here on cctldinvestors, and Morgan asked me to make a post about it. Since November I have been doing the writing and day to day management for cctldinvestors. Morgan is still the owner and checks in from time…
    - 26 Mar 17, 4:44am -

Domaining.com

  • BreakingDomain industry: No bullshit â„¢

    Domain industry: No bullshit â„¢

     DomainGang.com: There is a lot of bullshit in the domain industry. From claims of sizable sales under NDA, to ball-busting brokers bragging big bucks, to broken promises about PPC performance. But don’t worry, there is one domain industry compan…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 9:49pm -
  • BreakingBehind the Brandable Keyword: Ninja

    Behind the Brandable Keyword: Ninja

     DNGeek.com: Officially a ninja is some sort highly trained guerrilla warrior or mercenary in medieval Japan. In modern day however ninja are mostly seen as a myth that derives from a combination of old folk tales and modern day p…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 8:13pm -
  • BreakingAUCTION RECAP OF JULY 21, 2017

    AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 21, 2017

     DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 21, 2017. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rathe…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 8:11pm -
  • Logo/Brand + App Icon (retina) Designs Needed – $60 Prize

    Logo/Brand + App Icon (retina) Designs Needed – $60 Prize

     RobbiesBlog.com: Today: The most popular numeric domain combinations / $32,000 BIN listed domain sells for $50 / Floor value on e+Keyword .com domains / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name news. ColoringSkill(s).com …
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 5:43pm -
  • Whether something is legal or not, optics matter

    Whether something is legal or not, optics matter

     TLDInvestors.com: I think one thing that needs to be discussed internally at all the auction houses is, “How does this look?” Something can be legal, but the optics don’t look good. I will say point blank, if I ran an auction site, I would h…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 3:27pm -
  • How to read the Namepros NJ ShillGate thread without taking a day off from work?

    How to read the Namepros NJ ShillGate thread without taking a day off from work?

     DN.Domains: Eric, do you have something in mind to give a synopsis of such mega threads? It was very difficult to keep up with. I gave up many times, but succeeded somehow. This is my effort to accumulate the important posts and make it less diffi…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 3:02pm -
  • MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Internet domain name firm CentralNic has .buy written all over it with its 51.5...

    MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Internet domain name firm CentralNic has .buy written all over it with its 51.5...

     Internet News: This is Money MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Internet domain name firm CentralNic has .buy written all over it with its 51.5p share price set ... This is Money At the end of 2015, the firm paid £18 million for Instra Group, an Australian-base…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 1:40pm -
  • Our Post About Namejet’s PR On Shill Bidding From 2009: “What Happened At SnapNames Could Not Hap...

    Our Post About Namejet’s PR On Shill Bidding From 2009: “What Happened At SnapNames Could Not Hap...

    - 19 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 11:53am -
  • Some Domain Sales in the First Half of 2017

    Some Domain Sales in the First Half of 2017

     DSAD.com: Similar to what I’ve done previously in three or six month updates, I’m sharing some of my domain sales from the first half of 2017. There is always room for improvement, but I’m very happy with the sale amounts and…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 11:31am -
  • Will NameJet support an independent third party investigation? I sure hope so…

    Will NameJet support an independent third party investigation? I sure hope so…

     MorganLinton.com: Unless you’ve literally been living on a rock, with no wifi, and your smartphone isn’t handy, then you know that shill bidding at NameJet has been a very hot topic in the domain industry. If you’re behind on what’s been h…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 11:08am -
  • NamePros: Back In 15 Minutes

    NamePros: Back In 15 Minutes

     DomainInvesting.com: I was checking in on the important NameJet thread on NamePros this afternoon when I saw a maintenance message on the website. I visited from a couple of browsers, and I saw that the site was down and it wasn’t a browser erro…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 10:25am -
  • Up or down? A pretty cool feature of NamePros

    Up or down? A pretty cool feature of NamePros

     DomainGang.com: Is NamePros down? Yes, but it’s only temporary. The busy domain forum with more than one million registered accounts is undergoing maintenance. There is a cool feature that regardless of uptime or downtime, displays a variety of…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 8:47am -
  • Daily Domain Picks 7-22-17

    Daily Domain Picks 7-22-17

     TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 7-22-17 So now NameJet has announced some changes to their platform. Go Daddy Auction Picks 7-22-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Full List 26794.com 39164.com AquaWolf.com ArchitectBook.com BestCab.com BMSU.co…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 8:29am -
  • Why Marketers Are Betting on Bots; Netflix: A Giant Mutant Pig Brought Home The Global Bacon

    Why Marketers Are Betting on Bots; Netflix: A Giant Mutant Pig Brought Home The Global Bacon

     The Frager factor: How Successful People Handle Toxic People; U.S. Hotels Bank on Loyalty Programs in Push for Direct Booking; There's now a ridiculous number of companies competing in the hottest … Superstar Athletes Recount Their Lowest De…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 8:23am -
  • Iowa Man, 43, Faces Life in Prison for Armed Robbery of Domain Name, Kidnapping

    Iowa Man, 43, Faces Life in Prison for Armed Robbery of Domain Name, Kidnapping

    - 23 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 8:05am -
  • $124k in Sales on July 21st – GreenCars.com sold for $14,000 – Daily Market Report

    $124k in Sales on July 21st – GreenCars.com sold for $14,000 – Daily Market Report

     NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was GreenCars.com which sold for $14,000 at Flippa. NameBio recorded 171 sales for a total of $124,391 with an average sale price of $727. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 22% in the number…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 17, 6:05am -
  • IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, July 22nd

    IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, July 22nd

     DSAD.com: Going fishing all night in a cat fishing tournament if I get back in time and don’t fall asleep I’ll tell you how we did and post some pics.Main List       NameJet          Flippa/Sedo   LLL…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 17, 4:35am -
  • 141 Domain Discoveries for July 22nd

    141 Domain Discoveries for July 22nd

     NameBio.com: Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 17, 3:14am -
  • Coffee Talk Golf and Radio 145+ .COM’s Available for Reg Fee

    Coffee Talk  Golf and Radio  145+ .COM’s Available for Reg Fee

     DropGRABS.com: Today’s Available Domains Include these Keywords: Vets Bikes Idaho Students LoveStory Golf Radio Tampa Refi Woofpack HorseCare Flagstaff FortWorth Software Contractors Florida HipHop Gutters Gunstore Brooklyn Catering Funnels Vide…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 17, 10:54pm -
  • Are you satisfied with NameJet’s changes?

    Are you satisfied with NameJet’s changes?

     The Domains: NameJet put out a press release tonight, letting everyone know what changes they plan to make. Are you satisfied by the their announcement or what else would you like to see?   Are you satisfied with NameJet’s announcement? Yes No…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jul 17, 9:19pm -

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