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Post your 3 best domain names!

Please post in the comments your 3 best (or 3 of your best) domain names. I will start with mine. Please don’t post more than 3 domain names and also don’t post prices. Domains don’t have to be available for sale anyway… Here are 3 of my best domain names: rebels.com functionality.com digital.gr Digital.gr is …

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Afternic: how and where to sell and buy domain names (registrar list)

I wrote an article about some Afternic Fast Transfer price changes and tried to find out what registrars are Afternic Fast Transfer partners. That didn’t turn out to be so straightforward. It seems that not all gaining registrars are losing registrars. This means that people can buy domain names are more registrars but people have …

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ICANN: the extent of the impact of the GDPR on WHOIS is uncertain

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN“) published today a statement regarding the ability of registries and registrars to comply with their WHOIS and other contractual requirements related to domain name registration data in light of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). At ICANN60, many community members expressed concerns regarding the …

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Directnic acquires Fabulous.com

Directnic announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire domain name registrar Fabulous.com from Dark Blue Sea Pty. Limited. The transaction is expected to close later today. I was expecting this will happen since I wrote in September about Mike Robertson was returning to Fabulous. Mike’s LinkedIn page had not been updated …

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Domaining Europe returns to Valencia because of expensive Rome

Since the last Domaining Europe conference in Berlin Dietmar Stefitz tried to get a venue in Rome, but was impossible. The cheapest hotel in the category he was looking costs over 250 € per night. And as this is going to be the 10th anniversary of Domaining Europe, he decided to hold Domaining Europe 2018 again …

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Vanity.com and Vanity.net domains and trademark sell for $340,000

US bancrupty court approved yesterday the sale of the domain names Vanity.com and Vanity.net and the Vanity.com trademark for the sum of $340,000 after an auction:”Debtor is authorized to sell, transfer, and convey the Domain Name Assets to the Domain Name Purchaser for the sum of $340,000.” The winning bidder and new owner of these …

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Verisign Q3 report: 145.8 million .com & .net domain names (up 1.47 million)

VeriSign, Inc. reported financial results for the third quarter of 2017. Business Highlights Verisign ended the third quarter with 145.8 million .com and .net domain name registrations in the domain name base, a 1.2 percent increase from the end of the third quarter of 2016, and a net increase of 1.47 million during the third …

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Domains priced up to $50K are now Afternic Fast Transfer eligible (see all partner registrars)

Afternic has increased the maximum price for Fast Transfer domains to $50,000 from $25,000. Afternic claims that domain names that are priced and opted in to Fast Transfer have 25% higher sales velocity. What is Afternic Fast Transfer? Fast Transfer domains change owners instantly after they’re sold. For example, a domain selling through an Afternic …

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This is insulting and a new low for Uniregistry domain name brokers!

This seems like a new low for Uniregistry domain name brokers and it is really insulting to domain buyers. I inquired about a domain name in July 2016 and 21 emails later (yes they don’t give up) I received this email from a Uniregistry broker yesterday: “Our payment plans do not accumulate interest. When someone …

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The Escrow.com platform API is now available in public beta

The Escrow.com platform API is now available in public beta. The Escrow API can be used for payments for your website, mobile app or marketplace with no chargebacks, ever. With no minimum fee and priced as low as 0.89%, the Escrow.com Platform API is cheaper than credit cards and many other online payment methods. Escrow.com …

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