This week’s sales race was no contest as Platinum.com zoomed to the top of our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart after changing hands for $250,000 at Moniker/SnapNames. That makes it the 5th highest domain sale reported so far this year. Read More
he Internet is about to become a more colorful place, and more stylish and enticing than .biz, .tv or even .xxx ever dreamed of. New gTLDs are “generic top-level domains” that are scheduled to be released on the Internet in the third quarter of 2013.
The single most aggressive bidder for lucrative new Web domains is a little-known Bellevue investment group with an intriguing name: Donuts Inc. Its $57 million play for 307 new domains Read More
Above.com is committed to serving the business needs of domain investors. The new Domain Investor Platform combines intelligent domain name monetization, domain portfolio registration and management, and a domain auction marketplace for buying and selling domains. Read More
Minardos has spent $1 million trying to buy three new Internet domains: dot-build, dot-construction, and dot-expert. He would use the web addresses for his business, but also sell them to other builders. Read More
eBay filed several comments this afternoon with ICANN in support of Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry applications for new gTLD’s. While praising Uniregistry eBay bashes Top Level Domain Holdings (TLDH) policy. Read More
A historic land rush is underway for vast new swaths of the Internet: Amazon has bid for control of all the Web addresses that end with “.book.” Google wants “.buy.” Allstate wants “.carinsurance.” Read More
Rwanda looks set to gain control over its own web domain, “.rw” (ccTLD) after a seven-year long process of transferring it from Belgium. Rwanda Information Communication Technology Association (RICTA) is set to manage the government’s web domain after using formal procedures to apply for its repatriation. Read More