• Sedo weekly sales led by two 6 figure sales
    Sedo released their weekly sales and the top sale was at 220,000 Euros, ($254,678). The Romanian extension doesn’t get many big sales, and it was not the only cctld kicking butt, and sold for 60,000 Euros, ($69,460) and 50,000 Euros, ($57,892) respectively. was the top .com at $200,000. sold for […]

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  • The internet is still working after KSK roll
    The first-ever change to the security keys at the top of the DNS tree appears to have been a non-event. While ICANN received reports of some disruptions after last Thursday’s KSK rollover, the impact appears to have fallen short of the millions of users that had been speculated. ICANN said yesterday: After evaluation of the […]
  • Donuts loses to ICANN in $135 million .web auction appeal
    Donuts has lost a legal appeal against ICANN in its fight to prevent Verisign running the .web gTLD. A California court ruled yesterday that a lower court was correct when it ruled almost two years ago that Donuts had signed away its right to sue ICANN, like all gTLD applicants. The judges ruled that the […]
  • ICANN says it can spend quarter-billion-dollar auction fund however it likes
    ICANN can tap into its $236 million new gTLD auction fund whenever it wants, and there’s nothing the community can do about it, according to its board of directors. The board this week said it has a “legal and fiduciary responsibility” over the money, and would be obliged to spend the cash to meet ICANN’s […]
  • ICANN Barcelona Schedule Published
    ICANN has published the schedule for the upcoming meeting in Barcelona later this month. As usual the schedule is available online and via a mobile app which is available for both IoS and Android. If you live out of your calendar (like I do!) you can subscribe to your personal schedule and have it directly […]
  • IGF 2018 Paris Registration Open
    Registration for the 2018 IGF has opened. The event, which is organised under the auspices of the UN, will take place in Paris from November 12 – 14 2018. Registration is free and if you are planning on attending you will need to register by November 3rd. Most of the event’s scheduled sessions is already […]
  • Domaining Americas to be Held in Rio
    Domaining Americas will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, over the weekend of October 6th and 7th. The event will be focussed on domains in the Latin American and Caribbean region, so probably more on country codes than gTLDs. It’s the first big domaining event to be held in the region that I’m aware […]
  • DigitalTown sells
    Company sold business earlier this month to unknown buyer. DigitalTown (OTC: DGTW) has sold its business. The company disclosed the deal in its 10-Q filed yesterday. The SEC filing reveals little information about the transaction that occurred subsequent to quarter end: “On October 9 2018, the Company sold its division to an […]
  • Donuts loses appeal in .Web case
    Court of Appeals agrees that covenant not to sue is valid. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth District has ruled against top level domain name company Donuts over the .Web domain name. Donuts was one of the applicants for the .web domain name. Nu Dot Co won the auction for $135 million after Verisign […]
  • BidPal hit for reverse domain name hijacking
    Company with a history of cybersquatting claims is found to have filed a case in abuse of the UDRP. BidPal, Inc., a company that helps charities raise money under the name OneCause, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name The company has a history with UDRP […]
  • Sedo weekly sales led by two 6 figure sales
    Sedo released their weekly sales and the top sale was at 220,000 Euros, ($254,678). The Romanian extension doesn’t get many big sales, and it was not the only cctld kicking butt, and sold for 60,000 Euros, ($69,460) and 50,000 Euros, ($57,892) respectively. was the top .com at $200,000. sold for […]
  • It would have been better to lose this UDRP
    The registrant of was able to win two (1, and 2) UDRP decisions, 11 years apart. But 3 years later they ended up losing the domain name, $50,000 and attorney’s fees in an ACPA court case. Gerald Levine wrote about the case here. What I also found was the lawyer who represented the company […]
  • NameJet adjusting incremental bid amounts on pending delete names
    NameJet sent out an email that they will be changing the incremental bid amounts on pending delete auctions.   Incremental Bid Announcement For Pending Delete Names Dear NameJet Customer, We are writing to announce a new opportunity for you to compete for the Pending Delete names you want on NameJet. Effective, October 17th, 2018, we […]
  • Category Killer ccTLD Acquisition to 7 Figure Business in 2 1/2 Years – with Adrian McKeown
    When entrepreneur Adrian McKeown started a new online makeup business, his prior knowledge of domain values lead him to acquire category killer ccTLD In just 2 1/2 years, it's grown to annual sales of 7 figures. Learn how the credibility of having the EMD category killer lead to key business opportunities. He discusses why […]
  • DomainSherpa Review – Oct 8:,,
    What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names?In this show:• We learn what the Sherpas bought or sold recently:,,• An investor's portfolio is appraised:,,• Get your bids in soon for,,• Plus, much more!We're joined by Joe Uddeme, Shane Cultra & Andrew Rosener.
  • From Parallel Brand to Rebranding – With Frans van Hulle
    The CEO of a global organization discusses why they acquired a 2 letter .COM, ran it as a parallel brand, and are now rebranding to Frans van Hulle calls the 2 letter the holy grail that stands on its own TWO feet. (haha) We discuss the advantage he's seen with a 2 letter .COM […]
  • Identify and connect with like-minded news sharers
    It’s often said that your network determines your net worth. We’re fortunate to be living in an era where technology has accelerated networking in both the real world and online. Platforms such as have allowed people with shared interests to find each other online and meet in the real world.  Online, ad-hoc “communities” are... […]
  • How to Enhance Your Video Strategy: OTT, Live-Streaming and More!
    Video industry is huge these days: Either you are in or your brand is missing out! Small Biz Trends claims that by 2019, 80% of all web traffic is going to be video traffic. All major agencies and brands have already joined the trend: According to Outbrain survey, over 8o% of digital marketers have started... […]
  • Impact Of Recent Facebook Changes On Paper.Li
    June 19, 2018 In April 2018, Facebook announced a series of changes on their newsroom and developer blog which have had an effect on and all services using their API (Application Programming Interface), the software that allows two different services to work together. Some of these policy reforms are the result of Facebook’s audit in the aftermath... […]
  • Dropped #domain #Speedwagon .com back in the possession of the #rock group!
    The domain expired and dropped last month; the original registration date of 1996 was thus lost. Legendary rock supergroup, REO Speedwagon owned the domain for almost two decades, when the unthinkable happened. was auctioned off at DropCatch, where it sold for $3,550 dollars. Fast forward a month later, and the domain is back […]
  • #Sedo sales report : #Domain names sold during the week ending 10/14/2018 topped by
    Welcome to the weekly edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the week ending October 14th, 2018. This information has been provided by, sponsors of DomainGang. This week, we are reporting 1 domain in the 6 figure range, and 6 domains sold in the five figure range (dot .com […]
  • #DropCatch now offers #domains in pre-release auctions
    DropCatch has been making a killing by auctioning off expired domains that dropped, then caught by its ultra fast servers. We’ve been following some auctions and many end up in the thousands of dollars, all for a few microseconds of CPU time and network latency, in order to catch these domains! Very nice. The great […]
  • Stop bidding on crazy GoDaddy domain name auctions!
    Stop bidding on crazy GoDaddy domain name auctions! If you see the auction price going up and down it should be an indication that something is very wrong! So stop bidding! I don’t understand how people don’t get it by now! Are these people bidding plain idiots? It had happened a few times before but […]
  • ICA points out the absence of any ICANN oversight over the UDRP
    ICA sent a letter to ICANN pointed out the absence of any ICANN oversight over the UDRP such as an office or staff, regular review process, complaints procedure, or contracts with existing UDRP dispute resolution service providers. ICA requests that ICANN includes a budget for such oversight in its current budgeting process. Read the full […]
  • ICANN says first root KSK rollover was successfully completed
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has determined that the first-ever changing of the cryptographic key that helps protect the Domain Name System (DNS) has been completed with minimal disruption of the global Internet. October 11 2018 was the first time the key has been changed since it was first put in […]