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Video preview of GDS (Global Domain Summit) 2017

The GDS (Global Domain Summit) 2017 event is now only a couple of weeks away. GDS 2016 was the first year the meeting was held. It was staged in Hangzhou, which is a beautiful Chinese city known for its ancient West Lake. There is an old Chinese saying, that young men should exercise extreme caution …

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Global domain market in 2016: overall growth was 7.1%, no growth for ccTLDs

Afnic has published a complete overview of the global domain market in 2016 in a study based on ICANN statistics, information from registries, specialized web sites and its own research. The overall domain name market growth in 2016 was 7.1%,  down from 11.7% in 2015. The 2015 growth was mainly because of the new registrations from …

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Mike Mann removes BIN prices from 150,000 domains

Mike Mann announced on Facebook that he has removed Buy-It-Now (BIN) prices from 150,000 .com domains on his marketplace. “I removed the prices from 150,000 premium .Com domains which is lowering sales significantly, but generating huge numbers of price requests; ie, a big pipeline. The price quotes and sales prices are going way up on …

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Mike Mann sells 13 domains in May (WashingtonJournal.com $75,000)

Mike Mann reported selling 13 domain names in May for a total of $171,652. Mike had 4 5-figure sales. Highest reported sale was WashingtonJournal.com that sold for $75,000. The average reported domain sales price was $13,204. Here is a look at some of Mike Mann’s domain acquisitions and sales from May 2017. Domain name sales: NightPulse.com $9,888. Purch …

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New gTLD domain inquiries have slowed down in 2017

I had this feeling that I was getting fewer domain name inquiries lately. While I was deciding whether to renew or drop a batch of New gTLDs I noticed that one of my domains, reverse.engineering, had some very strange inquiry stats. It had 4 inquiries in 2014, 9 in 2015, 13 in 2016 and only 1 …

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Namejet sold 112 domains for $672,279 in May (cpt .com, photojournal .com, shortstories .com)

Namejet released it’s May 2017 domain name auctions report that includes 1 and 2 word .coms, some 3-letter and a lot of 4-letter .com and some numerics. Namejet sold 112 (136 domains in April) domains in May for a total of $672,279 ($844,540 in April). Namejet only reports domains that were sold for $2,000 or more. …

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Trending domain name keywords: bit coin, crypto, fidget spinner

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of May 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: bit coin. My experience shows that only 2 or 3 thousand domain registrations are enough …

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Top 10 domain articles in May 2017: Bitcoin & .XYZ, New gTLD drops, Uniregistry, Mike Mann, GoDaddy, Flippa

These are the top domain name articles from May 2017. May was a good month for OnlineDomain.com in terms of views. Also almost 375 comments were made by readers. The most popular articles were about comparing Bitcoin with .xyz, dropping or renewing New gTLDs, Tucows dropping 9 Uniregistry extensions, Mike Mann’s sales, Godaddy auctions, Flippa and some other subjects. Here …

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.Club auction started at eName with 62 domains including 8.club

The eName platform launched its first and the largest .CLUB auction yet. The auction started today and ends in 1 week. A total of 62 names are in the auction, comprised of 32 names from the registry and 30 names from other sellers. These 30 domains were selected by eName. The eName auction has scattered …

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.Vip expects a 70%+ domain name renewal rate

Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM: MMX), announced that first year renewal rates for its .vip domain in China will at about 70%. MMX says that would be significantly ahead of those typically seen by new generic top-level domains in the region based on the manual renewals already processed on the first month of .vip …

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