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The .org registry (PIR) is pausing development of “UDRP for copyright”

The .org registry made a short announcement that it is pausing development of the new dispute policy that many are calling “UDRP for copyright”. Public Interest Registry (PIR) has been developing the policy (called ”Systemic Copyright Infringement Alternative Dispute Resolution Policy” by PIR) for over a year but an announcement by the Domain Name Association …

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The usual dilemma! What is the best birthday gift? A domain name or a Sonos system?

So here is the usual dilemma that everybody has. (or may be not!) What should you buy your girlfriend or boyfriend as a birthday gift? Should you buy them a domain name or a Sonos system? So I got an inquiry for a last name .com domain and send back a quote. The guy was …

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.Media domain name sells for $20,500

A .media domain name was sold for $20,500 by a domain investor in a private transaction. The domain was registered on April 1st, 2016 but this is no April fools’ day joke. Seller of the domain name op.media is Phil Harris of gtld.link. The buyer is OP Osuuskunta that is one of the largest financial companies …

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Mike Mann’s latest domain acquisitions & sales (football .co, VanGoghsEar .com)

Here is a look at some of Mike Mann’s domain acquisitions and sales from January 2017. January was a busier month. There were 14 reported domain sales by Mike Mann in January worth a total of $131,214. Mike Mann is the owner of DomainMarket.com that offers more than 260,000 premium domain names for sale. These …

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Afilias thinks 2017 will be the year of dotBrand New gTLDs

Roland LaPlante, CMO of Afilias, explains in a video the value of owning a dotBRAND domain name extension for marketing campaigns and user security. Afilias is the .info registry and also the registry of several new gTLDs, including .BET, .PET, .LOTTO, .POKER, .LGBT, .VOTE, .VOTO, .ORGANIC, .GREEN, .BLACK, .RED, .PINK, .BLUE, .KIM, .SHIKSHA, .PROMO and .移动 …

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Verisign pays $5 million annually for the rights to operate the .TV registry

Verisign pays $5 million annually to the Government of Tuvalu to be the sole registry operator of .TV. Verisign has the rights to sell .TV domain names up to December 31, 2021 that its contract expires. The domain is currently operated by dotTV, a Verisign company; the Tuvalu government owns twenty percent of the company. The …

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The new Mike Mann premium domain brokerage (more details)

More details about the new Mike Mann premium .com domain name brokerage are coming out. Mike Mann made an announcement that he plans to allow people to sell their domain names on his domain name aftermarket at DomainMarket.com. He plans to have the software to accept domains in 30 days and he wants to have …

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Video Documentary: “Selling Domain Names in China”

A glimpse of life on the road in China for those in the domain name industry. Follow key executives from ChopChop.Domains‘s parent company, TLD Registry, Ltd. (and their marketing partners from .CLUB) as they spread the word about fully Chinese domain names (IDNs) ‘Dot Chinese Online’ and ‘Dot Chinese Website’ to registrar partners and potential …

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.EU has 3.76 million domains (renewal rate is 79% & other interesting statistics)

.EU published its Q4 2016 Progress Report that measures some interesting findings about the developments of the extension and the registrar community. During Q4 2016, the number of .eu registrations decreased by 32 655 domain names, a net decrease of 0.9%, to 3.76 million. The total number of .eu domain names registered at the end …

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NamesCon extended auction results: 144 domains sold out of 359

The NamesCon extended auction ended on Namejet last week featuring the domain names that didn’t sell on the NamesCon 2017 live auction. Getting all the results was not easy to do… NameJet and RightOfTheDot partnered again to provide the NamesCon domain auction. Live auction The live auction was held on the 22nd of January, 2017 …

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