Posted on 26 March 2017 by Andrei
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I have to ask: how much money did domainers make after the $201,250 Casino.Online sale? The answer is obvious: a big fat $0, because the domain was sold by the registry to an end user, NOT by a domainer.
Posted on 25 January 2017 by Andrei
A few minutes ago, Elliot pointed out that GoDaddy just emailed its customers about a Dot Net price increase that’s scheduled for February 1. You should expect emails from some of the other registrars as well, since Verisign (the entity which is in charge of Dot Com as well as Dot Net) has decided to make wholesale prices go up.
Verisign is allowed to increase Dot Net prices by 10% each year, whereas with Dot Coms, they’re no longer allowed to do that. 10% per year may not seem like much but it definitely adds up. Especially if you’re a big portfolio holder.
Here’s what happened to Dot Net prices since 2012.
Posted on 14 March 2016 by Andrei
According to a recent email they’ve sent, DN.com will be closed for a few more days. Their exact wording is “several days more” and “several” is pretty strong wording but since the people behind the escrow service are from China, it might just be a language barrier thing, perhaps they didn’t use “several” to indicate that we’ll be talking about a significant amount of time and simply should have used “a few” or “lighter” expressions.
Posted on 23 February 2016 by Andrei
A lot of people have been waiting for this feature and I’m glad Escrow.com will be offering it as of this point.
If you don’t know what the concierge service is all about, here’s a short explanation: up until this point, Escrow.com did not take possession of the domain at all. In other words, the buyer paid Escrow.com and Escrow.com then instructed the seller to transfer the domain directly to the buyer. After the seller did this and the buyer confirmed, Escrow.com paid the buyer.
Posted on 18 November 2015 by Andrei
If you want your domain(s) to be included in the ROTD + NJ auction which will take place during January 10 – 13 in Las Vegas, be sure to finalize your submissions before the end of this business week.
Posted on 13 November 2015 by Andrei
Always good to see publicly reported sales such as this one, as they help put our industry on the map. Was very happy when Sai from DomainPros.com informed me about the deal and I’d like to share the full press release with you guys:
Posted on 07 November 2015 by Andrei
On Thursday, I’ve reported that the LLLL.net buyout has been completed and today, it seems the NNNNNN.com buyout has been finalized as well.
Posted on 05 November 2015 by Andrei
A special thanks to Dan for giving me the information earlier today that only ~5k or so LLLL dot nets were left. Since I chatted with him about this, the remaining 5k domains have also been registered, so we can conclude that the LLLL dot net buyout has been finalized.
Posted on 10 November 2014 by Andrei
Six new gTLDs are in the spotlight this week, five General Availability phases and one landrush. Wednesday will be this week’s busiest day (with three GA phases and one landush), whereas tomorrow and on Thursday, there will be one GA phase.
Posted on 20 October 2014 by Andrei
Very quiet week in terms of new gTLDs. All of the action will take place on Wednesday (October 22) and only 5 General Availability phases will be in the spotlight.
Other than that, nothing.