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 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…
    - 16 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…
    - 19 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…
    - 51 days ago, 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…
    - 54 days ago, 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 -
  • Short Guide: How to Build an Online Customer Community
    We’ve previously covered how to transition your business from offline to online. Steps included finding a proper domain name and extension, hosting plan, SSL certificates and appropriate business email addresses. Today, we’re covering h…
    - 2 Sep 16, 8:03pm -
  • Short Guide: How to Transition Your Business from Offline to Online
    According to a Forrester report from last year, executives predict digital will positively impact their businesses by 2020, with a 47% increase in revenue. Not only is it a good time to implement changes into traditional companies and embrace the onl…
    - 23 Aug 16, 1:22pm -

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Internet News

  • 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 13 days ago, 15 May 17, 1:42pm -
  • Former Australian ccTLD Board Member Raising Funds for FOI Request

    Former Australian ccTLD Board Member Raising Funds for FOI Request

    Over the past year there have been a number of fairly significant and at times disturbing changes with the Australian ccTLD. While some focus has been on the current plans to drop AusRegistry / Neustar from providing the registry backend services, ot…
    - 15 days ago, 13 May 17, 12:05pm -
  • Kelly Salter Elected to Nominet Board

    Kelly Salter Elected to Nominet Board

    The Nominet elections for a non-executive board member has concluded. Kelly Salter was elected and will serve on the Nominet board. The other votes, including the slightly controversial one to expand the board, yet exclude members will be voted on du…
    - 31 days ago, 26 Apr 17, 5:44pm -
  • WHD.India & NamesCon India Registration Open

    WHD.India & NamesCon India Registration Open

    As you may recall WHD acquired NamesCon, so in the future it’ll probably be fairly common for WHD and NamesCon events to run side by side. One of the first events to leverage this new relationship is the upcoming WHD India and NamesCon India which…
    - 46 days ago, 12 Apr 17, 12:52pm -
  • Afilias Wins Contract to Run Backend Registry Services for .io, .ac and .sh

    Afilias Wins Contract to Run Backend Registry Services for .io, .ac and .sh

    Afilias has won the contract to run the backend registry services for a number of country code domain extensions. The new contract will see Afilias handling the technical side of .io, .ac and .sh which are currently run in-house by The Internet Compu…
    - 46 days ago, 12 Apr 17, 12:32pm -
  • RIPE Executive Board Nominations Close Next Week

    RIPE Executive Board Nominations Close Next Week

    RIPE NCC’s executive board will have 3 openings this year, as three of its current members finish their terms. The board positions are honorary, but RIPE NCC will cover costs and expenses involved with carrying out the board duties. Interested? You…
    - 46 days ago, 12 Apr 17, 9:14am -
  • DomainMonster Is No More. All Customers Being Migrated to 123-Reg

    DomainMonster Is No More. All Customers Being Migrated to 123-Reg

    Mergers and acquisitions in the hosting and domain name business have become increasingly common over the last couple of years. As a result things have got a tad confusing and some well known brands have either ceased to exist entirely or are in flux…
    - 47 days ago, 10 Apr 17, 4:29pm -
  • Nominet Election Candidates Videos

    Nominet Election Candidates Videos

    Nominet members are voting this month to choose one non-executive director for the Nominet board. The position will have a term of 3 years. They are also being asked to approve a change to the organisation to allow for the appointment of another dire…
    - 51 days ago, 7 Apr 17, 12:44pm -
  • HostingCon 2017 Will be the Last HostingCon

    HostingCon 2017 Will be the Last HostingCon

    HostingCon is taking place this week in Los Angeles, California. The event is in its 13th year. I’ve personally attended it for the last few years, though I’m not in attendance this week due to it being held so close to WHD. This year will be the…
    - 54 days ago, 3 Apr 17, 7:33pm -

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…
    - 55 days ago, 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…
    - 63 days ago, 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…
    - 63 days ago, 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…
    - 63 days ago, 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…
    - 63 days ago, 26 Mar 17, 4:44am -

Domaining.com

  • BreakingSaturday Musings - Why Networking is a Bad Idea

    Saturday Musings - Why Networking is a Bad Idea

     Michael Gilmour: I can’t stand the term “networkingâ€�. It really iterates me when I hear people talk about “great network opportunitiesâ€� when they refer to a conference. The reason I don’t like the term is…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 May 17, 8:16pm -
  • BreakingThe spread of extensions used in China

    The spread of extensions used in China

     RobbiesBlog.com: Today: Future emerging platform trends vs. Websites / Email Deliverability Advice / Latest domain sales: Unifon.com sells for $24,888 / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name news. TilapiaSkin.com – What ki…
    - 10 hours ago, 27 May 17, 5:30pm -
  • ICANN security group warns against Emoji domain names

    ICANN security group warns against Emoji domain names

     Domain Name Wire: SSAC says emoji domain are like 😈, gives 👎 to their registration. Emoji domain names have received some press over that last year thanks, in part, to .ws allowing registrations of emoji domain names. Now, the ICANN Security…
    - 14 hours ago, 27 May 17, 12:43pm -
  • .CLUB at Domaining Europe 2017 – Jeff Sass and Tanya Loh (video)

    .CLUB at Domaining Europe 2017 – Jeff Sass and Tanya Loh (video)

     OnlineDomain.com: At the 2017 Domaining Europe conference in Berlin, Germany .CLUB’s CMO Jeff Sass presented an introduction to the recently launched .CLUB broker program, and 60-month easy payments on premium names at www.Get.Club. In addition,…
    - 17 hours ago, 27 May 17, 10:24am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 26, 2017

    AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 26, 2017

     DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on May 26, 2017. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather th…
    - 18 hours ago, 27 May 17, 8:54am -
  • The generic domain name I can never remember

    The generic domain name I can never remember

     Domain Name Wire: A simple domain that’s difficult (for me) to remember. I like when companies create a brand around a solid one-word brand. Amazon.com, Bing.com, Medium.com. But there’s one website with a name like this that, for the life of…
    - 18 hours ago, 27 May 17, 8:31am -
  • Tony Kirsch to Host .brands Webinar

    Tony Kirsch to Host .brands Webinar

     DomainInvesting.com: #dotbrands webinar: Highlights of #GDDSummit, latest launches, best practice & more with @TonyPKirsch https://t.co/jkC8NbMeL1 #webinar pic.twitter.com/SHNJQNniXr — Neustar TLDs (@NeustarTLDs) May 25, 2017 Tony Kirsch is…
    - 18 hours ago, 27 May 17, 8:31am -
  • How To Build A Brand People Love; $100 of Bitcoin Circa 2010 Is Worth $73 Million In 2017

    How To Build A Brand People Love; $100 of Bitcoin Circa 2010 Is Worth $73 Million In 2017

     The Frager factor: Frank Schilling "Branding will develop an entirely new meaningâ€�; SoftBank's Son Chases Boyhood Dreams With $100 Billion Fund; Partner up! Self-driving car firms form tangled web of alliances; Inside Facebook's plan to eat…
    - 19 hours ago, 27 May 17, 7:50am -
  • Alert: TNTG.com is a stolen domain name

    Alert: TNTG.com is a stolen domain name

     DomainGang.com: 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 Clou…
    - 19 hours ago, 27 May 17, 7:39am -
  • $135k in Sales on May 26th – UJW.com sold for $14,300 – Daily Market Report

    $135k in Sales on May 26th – UJW.com sold for $14,300 – Daily Market Report

     NameBio.com: NameJet had the top sale of the day for four days in a row, this time it was UJW.com which sold for $14,300. NameBio recorded 191 sales for a total of $134,792 with an average sale price of $706. Compared to the previous day there was…
    - 21 hours ago, 27 May 17, 6:05am -
  • Domain Movers: Makia.com, LongBeard.com + More

    Domain Movers: Makia.com, LongBeard.com + More

     DotWeekly: Welcome to a Saturday addition of Domain Movers. We focus on corporate related domain name transactions and report these domain movements to help give an understanding of the large amount of domain activity that is done by companies aro…
    - 22 hours ago, 27 May 17, 4:33am -
  • IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, May 27th

    IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, May 27th

     DSAD.com: For all you dog lovers out there I have a project I’d like to support. A friend of mine recently bought a new puppy, after their long time companion Scooter died. During their first vet visit they discovered that the puppy, “Sadi”…
    - 1 day ago, 27 May 17, 2:46am -
  • Daily Domain Picks 5-27-17

    Daily Domain Picks 5-27-17

     TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 5-27-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 5-27-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com ForensicsLab.com this should go pretty high, currently over $250. eHired.com 30 bids, currently over $230. Precise.org If you are interest…
    - 1 day ago, 27 May 17, 12:41am -
  • 133 Domain Discoveries for May 27th

    133 Domain Discoveries for May 27th

     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, 27 May 17, 12:40am -
  • Beware of Escrow services that make you pay all the fees upfront

    Beware of Escrow services that make you pay all the fees upfront

     MorganLinton.com: There are pros and cons to using an escrow service. In most cases the pros far outweigh the cons as escrow services add a huge amount of safety to buying and selling domain names. That being said, one of the downsides to some…
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 17, 7:31pm -
  • Two of the Year’s Six Biggest Domain Sales Top This Week’s Chart Led by a $2 Million Blockbuster

    Two of the Year’s Six Biggest Domain Sales Top This Week’s Chart Led by a $2 Million Blockbuster

     DNJournal: Two blockbuster domain sales top DNJournal’’s latest sales chart with one reaching $2 million and another over $500,000.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 17, 6:46pm -
  • $500 weekend blowout

    $500 weekend blowout

     The Domains: Well a month ago our $1,000 post was very successful, a number of sales took place and it brought about members engaging with one another to get some deals done below the stated price as well. The last couple sales posts did not do as…
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 17, 6:40pm -
  • How experienced domain investors come to value estimation

    How experienced domain investors come to value estimation

     RobbiesBlog.com: Today: Identifying end-users for random 4 letter .com assets / HIRING – Looking for work? “Lead-gatheringâ€� position available / Lion.tv sold for $1,677! / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name…
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 17, 6:28pm -
  • Top Topics: Is ReCaptcha Killing Domaining?; What Should I Do With This Name?...

    Top Topics: Is ReCaptcha Killing Domaining?;  What Should I Do With This Name?...

     NamePros.com: In April, we published the news that the valuable two-letter .COM domain name HH.com had sold. Since then, the legal firm that owned the name has been in the process of transferring data to a new domain.This week we received notifi…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 17, 3:00pm -
  • Chinese domain market report : China might not be #1 after all

    Chinese domain market report : China might not be #1 after all

     DomainGang.com: China might not be numero uno, after all. The world’s second largest economy is a fast-paced, growing consumer market operating on the Chinese “Communist Capitalism” model. And yet, there are indications that India, another f…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 17, 1:56pm -

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