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TheDomains Throws Its Hat Into The Ring For Landrush & Sunrise Auctions For New gTLD’s

According to a press release just out announced that offering Land Rush and Sunrise auction services for new gTLD registries to settle contested domain name applications. “The unprecedented release of so many top level domains means that domain Registries will need a trusted, reliable partner to handle the various auction-related opportunities that the ICANN [...] Continue reading

Jean Guillon

.ZIPPO Top-Level Domain

According to this information found in The Economist, Zippo Manufacturing Company plans to apply for the .ZIPPO string. "Zippo will apply for .zippo, even though “we don’t have any great plans for... Visit the LinkedIn group: "new generic Top-Level Domains" and its +750 members today. [...] Continue reading


Directi expects all 31 of its gTLDs to be contested

Directi has applied for 31 new top-level domains and expects all 31 of them to be contested, according to CEO Bhavin Turakhia. The company has budgeted $30 million for its unashamedly mainstream portfolio of applications – which includes the likes of .web – but that’s not including what it expects to spend at auction. “I [...] Continue reading

Jean Guillon

Indian Corporations apply for new gTLDs

According to this article, Indian Corporations will be applying to new generic Top-Level Domains: The Tata group has applied for the .TATA Top-Level Domain; Mahindra & Mahindra has applied for... Visit the LinkedIn group: "new generic Top-Level Domains" and its +750 members today. [...] Continue reading

Elliot Silver Sells for $25,660 on NameJet

The NameJet auction for just ended, and the final price was $25,660. The auction had a total of 207 bids from 163 bidders. was created in April of 1995, and it appears to have recently expired, and as such, it was not a private seller auction. I was involved in the auction and [...] Continue reading

Morgan Linton

What I Bought In The Sedo .ME Auction And What I’m Doing With Them

Earlier this month I talked about the .ME auction happening on Sedo. This was one of those opportunities that I felt represented a great chance for absolutely anyone to get some real skin in the game with some category-defining domains. Of course this also means that I wanted to get in on the action myself, [...] Continue reading


DomainSponsor Welcomes One of Their 1st Employees Back Home as Song Signs On

A lot of companies and good people have come and gone in this business over the years but few came, went, then came back again - especially to the same place where they started. Mike Song has done just that and people who have been in this industry a long time couldn't be happier. [...] Continue reading

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