Archive for September 2014

Over 6,500 .Website Domain Names Registered In The First 4 Hours Of Availability

TUESDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2014  the DOMAINS

1(1)According to the news from Domain.cn on September 16th,  we just received from Radix, the new gTLD .WEBSITE, that went into General Availability today has already surpassed 6,500 domains in the first 4 hours

“We have been confident about .website right from the start and these numbers just reinforce the potential the TLD holds.” said Sandeep Ramchandani, Radix business head. Registrars such as OpenSRS, 1Api, 101domain, Key-Systems had expressed their buy-in in the TLD from start by giving it top billing on their homepages even before GA launched.”

Radix also launched .Press and .Host today

“Radix’s second TLD .PRESS has had a great start with a versatile list of Pioneers. MuckRack.com, a global portal for journalists, is amongst the first few to acquire the extension as a Pioneer. The highly credible Online News Association (ONA) has also signed on as a Pioneer, in line with its belief to lead the fast-changing world of digital journalism. The adoption of BlackNight.press, by the Ireland-based ICANN Accredited Registrar, BlackNight Solutions, holds testimony to the fact that a .press adds value to a company’s PR efforts, irrespective of the company’s core focus.

“While .press is succeeding as a cross market TLD, .HOST is, fast becoming the signature TLD of the global hosting community. The .host pioneer set includes elite global & regional hosting leaders, media affiliates and marketers. These have been instrumental in driving its popularity in the community. .host is known for its aggressive direct to consumer marketing campaigns, and those efforts have generated over thousands of pre-registration on its website.

“We’ve always believed in going the extra mile for our TLDs, be it our efforts in marketing or in developing partnerships.” said Ramchandani. “We have received a highly encouraging response so far and are confident that these extensions will feature amongst the most popular new gTLDs over the coming months.”, he adds.

Radix delays new TLD launches until tomorrow

TUESDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2014  DOMAIN NAME WIRE

According to the news from Domain.cn on September 16th, Pricing configuration issue delays launch of three top level domain names.

New top level domain name applicant Radix has delayed the launch of its first three domain names until tomorrow.

.Website, .Press and .Host will all launch tomorrow at noon EDT. They were scheduled to release at the same time today.

Sandeep Ramchandani, business head for Radix, told Domain Name Wire that there was a pricing configuration issue that some registrars ran into. Although the TLDs could have launched minutes later than planned, a number of registrars requested that the launch be delayed by a day.

Given that people (like me) judge registrars based on their ability to capture pre-ordered domains, this was probably a smart move.

Ramchandani said the pricing issue is not one that affects end users, such as the amount registrants pay for standard and premium-priced domains.

This gives me a bit more time to figure out how to pre-order domains

Wow: Amazon.com buys .Buy for $4.6 million, .Tech sells for $6.8 million

TUESDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER 2014  DOMAIN NAME WIRE

1(1) According to the news from Domain.cn on September 16th, Amazon.com paid $4.6 million to win rights to .buy top level domain name, but that wasn’t the most expensive TLD auction on Wednesday.

You might think new top level domain names aren’t meeting early expectations, but applicants still apparently value the opportunity very high.

ICANN held its second “auction of last resort” for new top level domain names today. Three contention sets were resolved at multi-million dollar prices.

Here are the results:

.Tech sold for $6,760,000 to Dot Tech LLC. I’ve heard of some private contention set auctions closing for about this price, but I suspect this is a record or close to it. Three bidders bid at least $6.2 million in the auction. (I’ve heard it’s not a record, but definitely toward the high end.)

DotTech beat out Google, Uniregistry, Nu Dot Co, Donuts and Minds + Machines.

.Buy sold for $4,588,888 to Amazon.com.

Amazon beat Google, Donuts and Famous Four Media in the auction. PVT Registry did not participate. Only two bidders bid above $1.5 million.

.VIP sold for $3,000,888 to publicly traded Minds + Machines.

It beat Google, VIP Registry, Minds + Machines, Donuts, I-Registry and Vipspace Enterprises LLC. Three bidders were willing to pay at least $2.2 million in the auction.

Unlike with private contention set auctions, the losers in these auctions walk away with nothing, other than a small refund on their application fee.

New TLDs find their religion: .Church wins the day

TUESDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER 2014  DOMAIN NAME WIRE

1(1)According to the news from Domain.cn on September 16th, .Church was the top TLD launch yesterday.

Going into yesterday, I bet that .guide would be Donuts’ top domain name launch of the week. It’s a fairly generic domain that works with a number of second level domains, similar to .tips (which now has 30,000 registrations).

I should have known that word travels fast in the religious community.

.Church was the top domain yesterday, gaining 3,409 registrations in the zone file to end with 4,044.

.Guide wasn’t too far behind. It got 2,895 to end with 3,386.

.Life, which also has a number of uses, picked up 1,783 to hit 2,106.

The financial domain .loans only garnered 418 registrations to reach 632.

Rightside launched its .republican domain. It had a slow start similar to .democrat. It grew by only 343 domains to 389.

Radix was supposed to launch .website, .press and .host yesterday. It delayed the launch until today.

$25,000 new TLD sale among this week’s end user domain name sales

TUESDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER 2014  DOMAIN NEWS

1(1)According to the news from Domain.cn on September 16th, Travel company is among at least four end users who bought new TLDs at Sedo this past week.

There is an aftermarket for new top level domain names. It’s not huge, and few people are getting rich from it. But there is a market.

Take this week’s $25,000 sale of Baltic.cruises by Viking River Cruises. I’ve seen magazine ads for Viking, which promotes small ship cruises in European rivers for those that don’t want to venture far from shore.

This domain was among at least four new TLDs sold to end users this past week at Sedo. The other sales were for under $1,000, but that’s not bad for domains registered less than a year ago.

The end user list, including new TLDs and existing ones, is below.

(You can view previous lists like this here. If you’d like to learn how to sell your domain names like these on Sedo, download this report.)

Baltic.cruises $25,000 – Viking River Cruises

Kiel.com 19,500 EUR – Kiel Industrial Services in Germany.

Reformador.com $11,000 – Renovation company Corpointegra Reformador, which uses the matching .es domain name.

Houzz.pt $750 – Home design size Houzz. .PT is the country code domain for Portugal.

Poultry.bid $750 – it seems that the buyer runs ChickenOrTheEgg.co.uk, a place to buy and sell chickens.

CWCO.net $750 – Consolidated Water, a seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) company that owns CWCO.com.

MyDentist.co.uk 4,400 EUR – Integrated Dental Holdings Ltd, a network of dentists in the UK.

Darome.com 999 EUR – Brazilian company Darome Empreendimentos e Participacoes Ltda.

Werkstoff.com 2,750 EUR – IT consulting company RI Solution. This translates to “material” in English.

eSome.com 5,000 EUR – Now here’s a big upgrade: esome advertising technologies GmbH has been using esome-advertising.com for its web address.

TrueSearch.com $6,450 – True, a recruiting company that says it uses a data-drive approach to recruiting.

CodeMonkeys.com $1,200 – Media Monkeys d.o.o. I assumed this was a web design company, but their MediaMonkeys.com page is about wood recycling.

Eurochange.com 2,350 EUR – NoteMachine UK Ltd, an ATM company.

Capetown.today $799 – the owner of iAfrica.com, a news site.

Hotel-Marketing.com $1,200 – Hotel marketing consultants ideas4hotels

dot24.com – Recruiting company Tool24, which uses the domain name Tool24.de.

Active.marketing $875 – Active Internet Marketing, a Michigan addiction treatment marketing company that uses ActiveInternetMarketing.com for its domain name. An upgrade?

AssistInternational.org $825 – a humanitarian organization.

.NL Registry Reaches 5,5 Million Domain Names

TUESDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER 2014  DOMAIN NEWS

1(1)According to the news from Domain.cn on September 16th, SIDN, the Dutch .NL registry, reached the milestone of 5,5 million processed domain name registrations.The company achieved the 5 million milestone in July,2012.

.NL is one of the most popular extensions in the world.Individuals are allowed to register .NL domain names for 11 years ,since 2003.

The .NL ccTLD of the Netherlands is the third largest ccTLD in the world after .DE with 15,7 million registrations and .CO.UK with 10 million registrations.

21% of households in the Netherlands own at least one .NL domain name and 83% of firms in the contry own a website.

At the time of writing this article there are 5,500,370 registered .NL domain names.

Check out EuroDNS here to register your .NL domain name.

.XYZ Becomes First New gTLD to Pass 500,000 Registrations

TUESDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER 2014  DOMAIN NEWS

.XYZ is the first new gTLD to reach 500,000 registrations.At the time of writing this article, there are 501,447 .XYZ domain name registrations.

377,000 of the 501,447 registrations are from Network Solutions.Onamae.com has 55,000 registrations, while Xin Net Technology Corporation has 26,500 registrations.

According to ntldstats.com, there are now more than 2,2 million new gTLD domain name registrations.Only three new gTLDs ( .xyz, .Berlin and .Club) have more than 100,000 registrations ,five (.xyz, .Berlin, .Club,.Guru and .Wang) have more than 50,000 registrations and  41 have more than 10,000 registrations.

“cabs.com” was closed the deal at more than 50,000 dollars through sedo.com

1(1) According to news from Domain.cn on September 16th, ”cabs.com” was auctioned through sedo platform at a surprising price of more than 50,000 dollars, equivalent of more than 300000 RMB.

Based on the WHOIS information,  ”cabs.com” was registered as early as in 1995 and has been 19 years,until some information changes in September 11th. ”cabs.com” has been renewed to September in 2016. Its relevant mainstream suffixes have already been registered.

Hereunder is the WHOIS information of ”cabs.com” :

104578-14091610093O07[1]

In ”cabs.com”, “cabs” can be translated into “taxi”,”drinving room”, also the abbreviation of “Chinese-American BioPharmaceutical Society”.

 

“socius.com” has recently been closed the deal at 14249 dollars

1(1)According to the domain news from Domain.cn, “socius.com” has been closed the deal recently at 14249 dollars through Godaddy platform.

Pursuant to WHOIS information, “socius.com”was registered in 2000 and there was some changes in August 11th this year, but it is renewed till August 2015. Except ‘socius.com.cn”,relevant suffixes have been registered already.

Hereunder is the WHOIS information of “ocius.com”:

104572-140915100226427[1]

“ocius.com” an be translated into “companionship”, “membership”.

 

 

Shunfa.com changed hands at 210000 RMB in China

According to the news from Domain.cn  aon September 12th binary syllabificated domain name–shunfa.com had been closed deal in domestic platform in last month at 211888RMB. In accordance with WHOIS information, shunfa.com had been registered as early as in 1997, and its information changed on January 26th, but renewed till November in 2015. shunfa.net/.com.cn/.cn/.biz and other mainstream sffixes domain name have been registered already.

Hereunder is the WHOIS information of shunfa.com:

104578-14091211061UA[1]

Shunfa.com can be binary syllabification of “顺发“ or ”瞬发”, whichever means great. the BIDU index quantities respectively are above 22 millions and 10 millions. This domain  name can be used in relevant E-business areas and without limitation in applied areas.