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Now here is an idea Mike Mann had…

Here is an idea that Mike Mann had and shared on his Facebook profile. He wants portfolios of domains and a 75% commission in exchange of renewal costs, staff, overhead or servers, no risk of losing money and no need to figure out how to appraise the collection. He will price and delete all as …

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Namejet knows about auction shill bidding (now and in the past)

Namejet knows about auction shill bidding on their platform. Period. They knew about it now and they knew about it in the past. There has always been some shill bidding on all auction platforms. Yes, of course there has been shill bidding in other auctions platforms. GoDaddy had and has several issues including missing auction bidder …

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GoDaddy interviews Sumo’s growth & optimization specialist

GoDaddy published a very interesting video on YouTube on things like using video with a limited budget, the good and bad about live video, using free content to convert website visitors to subscribers, and more. GoDaddy’s Kate Volman sat down with Troy Stites, the Growth & Optimization Specialist for Sumo. Sumo is the digital marketing company …

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Internet grows to 330.6 million domain name registrations in Q1 2017

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) today announced that approximately 1.3 million domain name registrations were added to the internet in the first quarter of 2017, bringing the total number of domain name registrations to approximately 330.6 million across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of March 31, 2017. The increase of approximately 1.3 million domain name registrations …

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MERGE! show in Orlando, Florida, from October 14 to 18th

MERGE! is an industry event that is an independent show designed to host and provide a shared access pass to groups of related events – all about a common focus: Using Domain Names, Digital Branding, and Opportunity. MERGE! will be held at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, Florida, from October 14 to 18th. With focused …

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Donuts and Rightside announce ICANN consent for the merger

Rightside Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ:NAME) and Donuts Inc. today announced that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) gave Rightside and Donuts notice on July 15, 2017 of ICANN’s express consent to the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement (the “Transactions”) among Donuts, DTS Sub Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Donuts, and Rightside, which Transactions include the previously announced tender offer by DTS Sub …

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OnlineDomain.com, a domain blog 5 years later…

It has been 5 years since I started this blog in a hot summer in 2012. It has been a fun ride with ups and downs. Here are my all time stats: 1,127,824 views 481,966 visitors 17,509 comments 3,653 posts I was not totally dedicated in the first year and a half and I was still …

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New gTLDs have lost 2.3 million domains in the past 8 weeks

New gTLDs have lost 2.3 million domain names in the past 8 weeks. There are now about 22 million new gtld domain registrations. According to Namestat.org there have been 4.3 million domain names removed from zone files while there have been 2 million new registrations. The domains that have been deleted were mostly from the …

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Proof that people use GoDaddy expired domain auctions as an appraisal and bait tool

Everybody knows that people are using the GoDaddy expired domain auctions as an appraisal tool and as a bait tool. They let they GoDaddy registered domain names expire, the domain name is auctioned at GoDaddy auctions, the winning bidder pays and then boom! The owner transfers out the domain name to a different registrar and …

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Trending domain name keywords: crypto, financing, leasing, lease, equipment

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of June 2017 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. There are 2 common keyword in the .com and .net lists that are really one: token in .com and tokens in .net. “Crypto” was in last month’s .com list and this …

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