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Just dropped 198 New gTLD domains and saved $45,000

Just saved about $45,000 of future renewals by dropping 200+ domains, including 198 New gTLDs. This is the review of my domain name renewals and drops in the months of March and April 2017. I had about 1,568 domains in many different extensions expiring in the months March and April. These are busier months than …

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Results of the tech .nyc domain name auction: web .nyc $8,638, startup .nyc $3,300

The tech .NYC premium domain auction was held at Snapnames and 18 of the 26 domains sold. Web.nyc and Startup.nyc were the top sellers. The 18 domains sold for a total of $28,872. The average price of the sold domains was $1,604 while the median price was just $525. 6 of the 26 domains were …

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Why do people tell me they will register an available domain and never do?

This happened to me 3 times in the past month. I had 3 domain name inquiries (for 1 .com, 1 .org and 1 .info) where the buyers said my price was too high (surprise!). All 3 said that they were going to register an available domain name. But they never did! Do you know how …

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Domaining Europe in Berlin, Germany – Day 3 (photos) – See you in Rome?

Today was the 3rd and last day of Domaining Europe 2017 in Berlin, Germany. You can see photos from the first 2 days here. Braden Pollock was again the Moderator of Domaining Europe 2017 along with Jothan Frakes. This time around there was some limited exhibition space available for the show’s sponsors. These are the some …

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You can now make Euro transactions at Escrow.com again

You can now make Euro transactions at Escrow.com again. The feature was lost a few months back while the company started enforcing the KYC (know your customer) requirements while also changing their banking partner. Euro transactions were first introduced at Escrow.com in 2013. I really missed the Euro transactions as they are way cheaper when …

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Domaining Europe in Berlin, Germany – Day 1 & 2 (photos)

Domaining Europe 2017 has started in Berlin, Germany. Domaining Europe 2017, the 9th Domaining Europe Conference, is taking place from the 14th to the 16th of May. The event venue is the Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt in Berlin, Germany. DAY 1 Dietmar Stefitz, the Domaining Europe founder and event organizer, welcomed the attendees with a …

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Merge! – 4 day event coming up this October in Orlando

Merge! is a new 4 day event coming up this October in Orlando that will incorporate multiple shows. Co-Founded by Ray Neu of TRAFFIC and THEDomain Conference and Jothan Frakes, co-founder of the NamesCon, DomainFest, and Domain Roundtable conferences, this show brings more than 25 years of conference experience. This event incorporates the third year …

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Namejet sold 136 domains for $844,540 in April (kohl .com, 7833 .com, vrvr .com)

Namejet released it’s April 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 136 (156 domains in March) domains in April for a total of $844,540 ($872,909 in March). Namejet only reports domains that were sold for $2,000 or …

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Mike Mann says average domain sales prices have gone up to $3200

Mike Mann said on social media that the average domain sales price has doubled over the past 18 months. Specifically prices have gone up to $3200. Back in December 2016 he had said that average prices were up from around $1300 to around $2600. Seems average is even higher now. Just yesterday I posted 14 …

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Flippa removes Escrow.com as a payout method

Flippa has decided to remove Escrow.com as an available payout method. The company said that the reasons for this move are “improving the safety of transactions and reducing the transfer fees associated with Escrow on Flippa”. Back in 2014 Flippa had removed credit cards as a payment option. New listings will no longer have the option …

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