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Local Business Updates: 3 Ways for a Higher Success Rate

“Everyone wants to feel and achieve success and happiness in their lives”(via OnBlastBlog). There are probably a hundred things required to determine the success of your local online business. But these three seem to be the latest “word on the street”: Strong Ongoing Online Community Management It’s not just a matter of building…


First Month of .VIP : Over 418,000 Domain Registrations

.VIP Registry has just released a new infographic for the first 30 days of the new gTLD .VIP . According to the new infographic, there were 418,000 .vip domain name registrations and total billings exceeded  $6 million dollars. Moreover, 48 .VIP domains sold during an auction with an average selling…

DCA Succeeded to Convince The Geographic Panel

After Gary Klausner admitted his mistake with the preliminary order, that obstructed .africa to be delegated to DCA competitor ZA Central Registry, he now suggests that ICANN could be wrong.   In his opinion ICANN made DCA bear the Geographic Names Review as each other new gTLD user.   To…

Global Consumer Survey: More Visits, Less Trust

What it should have been a pleasant and productively growth, it is actually a less trust in the new gTLDs. According to an ICANN- supported survey, conducted by Nielsen, things are different than a year ago.   Compared to last year (14%), the recently published Global Consumer Survey shows that…

Rick Schwartz Lost A UDRP Case This Month

Domain investor Rick Schwartz has put in order this month a UDRP case against a domain registrar for the domain DomainKing.biz, which eventually lost it.   The domain registrar area of operations is mostly in Philippines and South Africa, selling domain names as .za, .co and .ph.   After establishing…






DigitalTown Acquires 11,000 .City Domains

DigitalTown Inc. has recently announced that it has acquired more than 11,000 .city domain names . The company announced that the acquisition is part of the new ” generation of intuitive “Smart Web” navigation extensions approved by ICANN, the global domain name industry regulator. ” ” The .CITY domain extension…




Mallorca.net Wins Weekly Sales List at $33,900

Mallorca.net, sold for $33,900 , topped Domain Name Journal’s sales list of reported domain names for the week ending June 19,2016. Sedo had a great week in the sales chart,taking 17 of the top 20 positions .Correspondingly,SnapNames took only one of the top 20 positions . .COM dominated once again…


TLDR Moves 30,000 Names From Afilias To Teleinfo

The relationship between TLD Registry and previous back-end provider Afilias appears not to be a good one. This may be caused by the “Notice of Material Breach” of the contract, that Afilias received earlier this year from TDLR. The notice was menacing to move its 2 gTLDs to a competitor…

Sedo Reports $1 Million in Domain Name Sales, Led By Mallorca.net at 30,000 EUR

Mallorca.net topped Sedo’s weekly sales list at 30,000 EUR. Highlights also include ArbeitsKleidung.com, leading the .COM category at $25,000 and Ksiegiwieczyste.pl, leading the ccTLD category at 13,000 EUR . Other notable domain name sales include : .COM brightenergy.com    24,350    USD xbglobal.com    18,000    USD gatelink.com    12,500    USD shopcore.com    11,000    USD extremevideos.com   …