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Archive News 2011  August

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VeriSign: State Of The Domain Report: 215 Million Domain Names Registered; 8.6% Increase: 110 Million .Com/.Net

Verisign just published its quarterly Domain Industry Report for the quarter ending June 30, 2011 and here are some of the highlights: The second quarter of 2011 closed with a base of 215 million domain name registrations across all Top Level Domains (TLDs), which represents a 2.5% increase over the [...] Continue reading


The Year’s 2nd Biggest ccTLD Sale Tops This Week’s DN Journal Domain Sales Chart

After having just one name on last week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart the country codes were back with a vengeance this week, taking the top spot on the elite list and five places over all. The non .com gTLDs also did well with four charted domains while the always dominant .coms took [...] Continue reading

Elliot Silver

TRAFFIC Ticket Price Increase Tonight

For those of you who are either on the fence about attending TRAFFIC in Ft. Lauderdale in October or are just lazy and haven’t purchased your conference ticket yet, the price will increase tonight. The current rate is $1,595 and it will increase to $1,795 later on today. If you happen to live in the [...] Continue reading


VIDEO: Sweet and oh so Sexy Domain Commercial!

The Registry released a new video promoting the domains that features a beautiful and talented singer that is guaranteed to make your heart melt Afterwards, you can learn more about domains by visiting   [...] Continue reading

Domain Shane

Great. Another Article On CyberSquatters Buying Up Political Domain Names

It’s the kind of article that drives me crazy.  Some squatter buys a celebrity or company name, puts a ridiculous price on the name and the media does a story on it.  I’ve stated my opinion on this many times.  If you knowingly buy a name that is a celebrity or a company name and [...] Continue reading


A double trademark violation with three tees?

It sounds like a crossword puzzle: “double trademark violation with three tees.” All this in a domain that consists of the brands of two giant telecom names, registered since 2009. It’s amazing that such a trademark violation beast is allowed to be kept without a challenge at the WIPO. Sad but true, is parked [...] Continue reading


Rick Schwartz hints about forgetting that .com is king

Rick Schwartz gave a 98 minute interview to Domain Sherpa. Rick Schwartz gives an extensive interview today, over at Domain Sherpa. In Rick’s own words, if you “have 98 minutes to waste” then by all means you should do so. The interview was apparently shot over Skype, with the Domain King dishing it out about [...] Continue reading

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