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Rightside’s 2016 results: total domains are up while the renewal rate drops

Rightside Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq:NAME), announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016. “In the fourth quarter, we executed on our strategy to deliver revenue growth in our higher margin businesses – focusing on our new gTLD registry business and our retail registrar, Name.com, while optimizing for margin expansion,” said …

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New gTLD weekly domain name sales report (2 domains sell for $20k+ each)

This is the weekly New gTLD domain name sales report courtesy of Sold.Domains. 2 domains sold for $20k+ each: op.media and act.today. You can read all about the sale of op.media and read all the interesting comments here. The extended NamesCon and Namejet auction ended 2 weeks ago selling a lot of New gTLDs. Highest …

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Internet grows to 329.3 million domain names in Q4 of 2016

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), announced that approximately 2.3 million domain name registrations were added to the internet in the fourth quarter of 2016, bringing the total number of domain name registrations to approximately 329.3 million across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of Dec. 31, 2016.1,2 The increase of approximately 2.3 million domain name registrations globally …

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Results of the fashion .nyc domain name auction: Fashion.nyc $37k, Shop.nyc $33.5k

The fashion .NYC premium domain auctions ended today at Snapnames and 23 of the 24 domains sold. Fashion.nyc and Shop.nyc were the top sellers. The 21 domains sold for a total of $90,938. The average price of the sold domains was $3,954 while the median price was just $525. 11 of the 23 domains were …

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Rick Schwartz: “Underwater domain investors FORCED to sell cheap.”

Rick Schwartz is not a big fan of New gTLDs as I guess you might have heard over the past few years. He had been very critical on new extensions on his blog but then he stopped blogging. His last blog post was in June 2014. He has only made 1 post (in 3 parts) …

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What is happening with the @dotnyc twitter account and today’s .nyc domain auctions?

Sometimes I am just amazed at how some companies do digital marketing. This is one of these days. The 2nd premium .nyc domain auction ends today and little effort has been given to promote the auction. The change of venue from Namejet to Snapnames was not helpful either. But what the official .nyc twitter account @dotnyc …

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Mike Mann shares his most trafficked domain names (Tasty .com, Office .co, etc)

Mike Mann shared the most trafficked domain names from his large collection. These 28 names (seen below) average about 2000 visitors per day while the top ones have about 10,000 visitors per day. The list has 27 .com domains and 1 .co name (office.co). Mike Mann is not displaying ads on his domain names (probably to …

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Fashion .NYC domain auctions end tomorrow and bids are disappointing

Fashion .NYC premium domain auctions end tomorrow at Snapnames and bids so far are disappointing. Only 7 of the 24 domains have bids and these bids are just above the $500 opening bid. Auctions.nyc and the City of New York are having their 2nd auction of premium .NYC domains this time 24 fashion related domain …

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DomainMarket.com new domain brokerage and appraisals

Mike Mann just posted a lot of details on the new DomaiMarket.com domain brokerage and appraisal process on his Facebook page. You can see what we knew up to today (including how the landing page looks like) on this previous detailed post. Here is what Mike Mann wrote today: Domain Brokerage Appraisal Process, brainstorming and …

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Trainer Heidi Powell loses cybersquatting claim (still tries to steal the domain HeidiPowell.com)

One Heidi Powell, a trainer, is trying to steal the domain name HeidiPowell.com from another Heidi Powell that has had it and have been using it since 2005. You may have heard this story before. The trainer (that is using the .net domain) couldn’t accept that the other Heidi Powell would not sell her the …

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