.CLUB Hits a Renewal Rate of 75%

According to Colin Campbell, the CEO of .CLUB, they hit a first day renewal rate of 74.98%. General availability for .CLUB was May 7th, 2014. About 26,000 .CLUB domains were registered on the first day. I think this is great news for the .CLUB registry.…
Donald Trump Owns Thousands of Domain Names

Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner for Presidential candidate, is making headlines in the domain industry today. Business Insider revealed that his company, Trump Organization, owns tens of thousands of domain names. Initially when hearing that Trump owns thousands of domains, you would have assumed that he…
Neustar Acquires Bombora Technologies

In July 2015 Neustar, Inc. announced the acquisition of Bombora Technologies Pty Ltd (Bombora). Neustar is an industry-leader real-time provider of cloud-based information services. They are dedicated to creating and operating complex data registries, as well as data-driven insights to help their clients make real-time…
Bye Bye GoDaddy Coupon Codes

Here’s bad news for those of us who regularly used GoDaddy coupon codes to save on domain registrations. Unfortunately, GoDaddy has changed the way they accept coupon codes. Gone are the days when you could use multiple coupons for $0.99 or $1.99 .COM registrations. Now,…
.ORG Price Increase Coming August 1st 2015

FYI… Public Interest Registry (pir.org) is raising the prices on .ORG domains by 10% come August 1st 2015. This new pricing will hit all registrars, and will affect new registrations, transfers, and renewals. If you have a bunch of .ORG domains in your portfolio, you…
New Liquid Domains Sales Category at NamePros Forum

I haven’t logged into NamePros forum for a couple of days, but today I noticed that they added a new domain sales category called “Liquid Domains.” This update came as a result of suggestions from numerous members requesting that a new category be added to…
Whois Privacy May Be at Risk if this New ICANN Rule Passes

There are new ICANN guidelines being proposed by MarkMonitor and others which may take away your rights to Whois Privacy services. For those of you who do not know what Whois Privacy is, it is a service offered by most registrars which allow you to keep your…
Flippa Acquires Domain Holdings Group

Wow! Flippa has just acquired Domain Holdings Group, Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Domain Holdings is one of the top premium domain brokerages in the industry. Last year, they did about $31 million in sales. This acquisition makes Flippa a formidable opponent against aftermarket giants like GoDaddy and Sedo.…
.CLUB Turns 1 – Celebrating with $1 Domain Registrations

.CLUB is now one year old. In celebration of this milestone, the registry is offering $1 domain registrations today, via 18 registrars. Here are the registrars: 35.com, BlackKnight.com, DomainTheNet.com, Dynadot, Gandi, GoDaddy, Hexonet.com, Moniker.com, DD24.com, Name.com, Nawang.cn, OnlineNic, OVH.com, Register.ca, Webnames.ca, Website.ws, DomainCostClub.com, and DforDomains.com. As…
Freelancer.com Acquires Escrow.com for $7.5 Million

When I read this headline this morning, I was expecting to see a huge price tag (at least 9 figures). Wow, was I wrong! According to Freelancer.com, they acquired Escrow.com for a measly $7.5 million in cash. Here is the full press release via Freelancer: Freelancer.com…