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  • 1st Day New gTLD Totals - .Fashion: 2,182; .Garden: 388; Science Passes .XXX & .Pro

    April 17, 2015 @ 9:08 AM

    Two new gTLDs were released this week by Minds + Machines After domain name registrations made in Sunrise by Trademark Holders .Fashion has 2,182 registrations. .Garden on the other hand only grew to 388 domain registrations. On another note .Science which was released about a month ago by Famous Four Media, now has skyrocketed to…

  • The History of Verisign's Internet Official Contest Winners

    April 17, 2015 @ 8:50 AM

    Verisign contest hits its goal in first round. Verisign has announced the first five winners in its Internet Official contest, a promotion designed to show that good .com domain names are still available. The domain names selected have interesting histories. The first five winners, who will each pick up $5,000, are: 1. Registered by…

  • Judge Denies Motion to Strike UDRP Cases From Pleadings

    April 17, 2015 @ 6:09 AM

    Plaintiff asked judge to forbid information about its two UDRP losses over the same domain to be used in pleadings. United States Magistrate Judge John F. Anderson has denied a motion to strike prior UDRPs from pleadings in a cybersquatting lawsuit filed over Joseph Carpenter has lost two UDRPs against the domain name…

  • Afnic Report: "The Domain Market in 2014″

    April 16, 2015 @ 9:57 AM the manager of the .fr (France) extension, published a pretty extensive report today. The report “The Domain Market in 2014″ takes a look back at 2014 and provides some interesting stats and graphs. I will highlight one topic in this post and read the full report here Legacy TLDs: highly contrasting performance in 2014…

  • Free .Realtor Domains Expanded to Local & State Realtor® Associations & Brokerages On May 7

    April 16, 2015 @ 7:08 AM

    “The National Association of Realtors® top-level domain .REALTOR will be available to local and state Realtor® associations as well as brokerages in the U.S. and Canada starting May 7. State and Local REALTOR® Member Boards, and REALTOR® owned and operated MLSs have the opportunity to receive a FREE .REALTOR domain for up to 5 years” Since…

  • Donuts Wins The New gTLD .Theater

    April 16, 2015 @ 6:12 AM

    Donuts has won another private auction for a new gTLD, this time the right to operate the new domain extension . The only other applicant for .Theater, KBE gTLD Holding Inc. of Brooklyn New York, whose web address is, withdrew its application Some of the new gTLD’s in that vertical include .broadway, .tickets and…

  • Donuts' New TLD Renewal Rates Range From 55% to 72%

    April 16, 2015 @ 5:21 AM

    Company releases updated figures for renewal rates. New top level domain name company Donuts has released updated renewal rates for the first 25 top level domain names it launched. Rates range from about 55% to 72%, well under the company’s predicted 80% renewal rate. (The company now says it expects rates to trend toward 80%…

  • Sedo Will Now Display The Domain's Asking Price Directly On The Parking Page

    April 15, 2015 @ 11:28 AM

    Sedo added a small change to its domain name parking pages. It will now display the domain name’s asking price directly on the parking page. This new feature affects both “Buy Now” and “Make offer” domains. Go to <a href="" rel="nofollow">http://24×</a> to…

  • Verisign Announces First Round of #InternetOfficial Contest First Prize Winners

    April 15, 2015 @ 6:41 AM

    Verisign announced its first group of winners in its #InternetOfficial Contest. Our own Michael Berkens is one of the judges in this contest. Our illustrious panel of top industry experts and celebrity judges has determined the five best .COM domain names entered into the #InternetOfficial contest during the first monthly entry period. (Drum roll please)…And…

  • Verisign: China is Trending

    April 15, 2015 @ 6:05 AM

    Chinese terms dominate trending words in .com registrations last month. Much of .com’s growth has been fueled by Asia recently, and the top trending keywords in .com and .net from last month bare this out. Verisign released numbers on March yesterday: It appears that 7 of the top 10 trending terms in .com are in…
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