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05|31|2012 01:46 pm EDT

New TLDs: DirectI Forms Radix, Applies for 31 new TLDs

by Frank Michlick in Categories: new gTLDs

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Despite ICANN’s “reveal day” where the list of new TLD applications received will be published being scheduled only for June 13th, many of the applicants feel it’s appropiate to reveal their applications today – a day after the TLD Application Window closed.

The DirectI group of companies applied for a total of 31 generic and industry vertical TLDs, paying close to $6 million dollars in application fees.  The company created a new subsidiary called “Radix” to submit the application for the following TLDs:

web, .shop, .bank, .law, .music, .news, .blog, .movie, .baby, .store, .doctor, .hotel, .play, .home .site, .website, .click, .online, .one, .ping, .space, .world, .press, .chat, .city, .deals, .insurance .loans, .app, .host, and .hosting

 

 

 

See the full press release after the jump.

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05|31|2012 07:58 am EDT

Sedo .ME May Auction Ends in less than four hours

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Auction, Up to the Minute

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Sedo’s May .ME auction ends today in less than four hours. The auction started a week ago and here are the current bids:

DomainCurrent Bid# of Bids
air.me2,900 USD33
camera.me1,284 USD10
losangeles.me1,100 USD14
files.me1,000 USD13
restaurant.me950 USD11
melbourne.me870 USD12
dates.me775 USD8
japan.me767 USD9
lottery.me760 USD10
wines.me659 USD8
private.me610 USD6
commerce.me609 USD7
dvd.me600 USD6
cruise.me560 USD7
sap.me559 USD6
wifi.me559 USD3
datarecovery.me510 USD5
electronics.me510 USD4
mall.me510 USD7
oil.me510 USD4
personals.me510 USD4
telephone.me510 USD6
777.me509 USD3
brisbane.me509 USD5
traffic.me509 USD5
555.me499 USD2
999.me499 USD2
adoptions.me499 USD3
cab.me499 USD3
camp.me499 USD9
camping.me499 USD2
can.me499 USD2
celeb.me499 USD3
chatroom.me499 USD2
contactlenses.me499 USD2
culture.me499 USD2
debt.me499 USD4
dsl.me499 USD3
greeting.me499 USD3
jokes.me499 USD2
language.me499 USD2
malta.me499 USD2
mathematics.me499 USD1
medication.me499 USD1
rap.me499 USD2
scientist.me499 USD2
searchengine.me499 USD2
sydney.me499 USD4
traveling.me499 USD1
webhost.me499 USD2
websitehosting.me499 USD2
resort.me475 USD1
credits.me460 USD1
gibraltar.me460 USD3
444.me450 USD3
calls.me450 USD1
computer.me450 USD2
hoteldeals.me425 USD1
rugby.me425 USD4
clock.me420 USD2
ratings.me415 USD1
apartments.me400 USD6
cellphones.me400 USD1
digitalcameras.me400 USD1
golfcourses.me400 USD2
prize.me400 USD1
promotion.me400 USD1
publicrelations.me400 USD1
scanner.me400 USD1
yearbook.me400 USD6
graduate.me395 USD1
ant.me375 USD1
lamps.me350 USD1
pos.me350 USD1
trees.me350 USD2
airline.me335 USD2
creditcheck.me320 USD5
recycling.me301 USD3
boats.me300 USD2
dvdplayer.me300 USD1
economy.me300 USD1
flashgames.me300 USD1
localdirectory.me300 USD1
unitedkingdom.me300 USD2
venturecapital.me280 USD2
pda.me275 USD1
cricket.me270 USD3
tours.me260 USD3
wireless.me260 USD2
beef.me250 USD2
body.me250 USD1
bogota.me250 USD1
colombo.me250 USD1
euro.me250 USD4
goddess.me250 USD4
jobsearch.me250 USD2
ocean.me250 USD1
offshore.me250 USD2
pottery.me250 USD1
professor.me250 USD1
skin.me250 USD2
tourist.me250 USD2
town.me250 USD2
way.me250 USD3
west.me250 USD1
magazine.me220 USD3
singles.me220 USD3
uruguay.me210 USD2
zimbabwe.me210 USD2
222.me200 USD1
computers.me200 USD1
domainhosting.me200 USD1
houses.me200 USD2
legal.me200 USD1
pacific.me200 USD1
parents.me200 USD1
seniors.me200 USD1
tractors.me200 USD2
tunes.me200 USD3
florist.me150 USD2
movers.me150 USD3
tablet.me150 USD3
mozambique.me120 USD1
ecards.me111 USD2
fall.me111 USD2
looks.me110 USD2
luck.me110 USD1
printer.me110 USD2
ecard.me101 USD1
beaver.me100 USD1
blue.me100 USD1
continue.me100 USD1
desktop.me100 USD1
domainregistration.me100 USD1
greencard.me100 USD1
head.me100 USD1
innovations.me100 USD1
laptop.me100 USD1
locals.me100 USD1
mangas.me100 USD1
musicdownload.me100 USD1
nets.me100 USD1
prayer.me100 USD1
prom.me100 USD1
rail.me100 USD1
tabletpc.me100 USD1
tool.me100 USD1
truck.me100 USD1
trucks.me100 USD1
winter.me100 USD1
airlines.me
bald.me
been.me
bird.me
chatrooms.me
cheerleaders.me
concerttickets.me
exams.me
families.me
hebrew.me
honeymoon.me
hospitals.me
housing.me
jewelers.me
karaoke.me
meds.me
mobilephone.me
musicvideo.me
notebooks.me
paraguay.me
partners.me
police.me
psychologists.me
pvc.me
races.me
result.me
shoppers.me
slimming.me
sofa.me
sofas.me
spamfilter.me
steel.me
table.me
tools.me
vans.me
war.me
washingmachine.me
wrestling.me

 

05|30|2012 09:46 am EDT

Monte Cahn joins Domain Holdings

by Frank Michlick in Categories: People

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According to a Press Release issued by Domain Holdings this morning, the company has added Monte Cahn to its team as an Executive in Residence and as an Advisor to the Board. Monte is most known from his time as the CEO of Moniker, but also is Cahn is the President and Director of RightOfTheDot, LLC, an Internet consulting and advisement firm, co-founded by him and Mike Berkens, a company that specializes in new and existing TLD consulting, board advisement, as well as other domain services sales, marketing and strategy.

“I chose to invest and take an active role in Domain Holdings because I really believe in and respect the leadership, like the differentiating and leading technology offering, and know that my contribution can further the strategic direction and success,” Monte Cahn said, also noting that RightoftheDot, LLC has chosen Domain Holdings Group as one of its partners for providing premium domain sales and monetization for new and existing TLD clients.

According to a report on DomainNameWire Monte Cahn also invested in Domain Holdings.

See the full Press release after the jump.

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05|22|2012 06:44 pm EDT

Sedo sells $2.2 million of Domains in the previous week

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Sales

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This past week, 877 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling over $2.2 million.   39% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings.

Highlights of public sales include:

  • Top .com: kindred.com at 50,000 USD
  • Top ccTLD: interest.me at 80,000 USD
  • Top “other” TLD: amara.org at 25,000 USD

See all of the sales reported by Sedo after the jump.

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05|18|2012 11:01 am EDT

Federal Commissioner for Data Protection says law enforcements requests for new RAA are against German laws

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Legal Issues

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The law enforcement recommendations for storing additional information related to domain name registrations that are supposed to make their way into ICANN’s new Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) might be against German data privacy laws, as Heise.de (German tech publication) reports. According to the response to Heise’s inquiry,  The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information confirmed that the storage of domain name registration related data for two years would be illegal in Germany. The requests include to store address information, changes to any information, payment information, a full account history and a number of other items for a period of two years after the end of the contract.

European data protection advocates have already been fighting a long fight against the publication of whois data, leading to an introduction of a “Whois Procedure for Conflicts with National Laws” at ICANN in 2007.

05|17|2012 06:03 pm EDT

Most Wanted Domains to report domain sales in realtime, buys mwd.com

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Sales, Up to the Minute

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According to a post on Most Wanted Domains newly launched Facebook page and a corresponding tweet, Michael Berken’s company is going to be reporting information on their domain sales through social media in real time, starting next week. It also appears that the company bought mwd.com for an undisclosed price – the domain currently redirects to MostWantedDomains.com. The domain used to host a blog called “Mixed Web Data”.

05|17|2012 01:30 pm EDT

SnapNames Spring Auction ends in 1 1/2 hours

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Auction

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The SnapNames Moniker Spring Auction is set to end in less than 1 1/2 hours – here are the current domains and their bids:

Domain NameBiddersCurrent BidOrder ByStatusReserveRangeReserveStatus
1800business.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
1800cruiseship.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
32a.com3470May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$201 - $500Reserve Met
4gtablets.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
alumn.com2590May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$501 - $1,000Reserve Met
applicationhealth.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
approved.org00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
artdecolighting.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
attempt.net1300May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Met
bearings.net1510May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
bloody.net00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
boards.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$250,001 - $500,000Reserve Not Met
brisket.co.uk00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
certifiedjewelers.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
civilunions.co.uk00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
companies.org14005May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
creditadvance.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
curlyfries.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
customrobes.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
datingonline.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
dietarysupplement.net00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
drivinggloves.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
dvet.org00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
endusers.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
families.net00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
federalmarshals.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
femalecompanion.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
florists.info21400May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
freedomtower.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
fva.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
gpsdevice.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
grilled.net3425May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Met
hdcamcorder.net00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
homemortgageloans.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
hqzs.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
hurricaneseason.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
identitytheft.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$750,001 - $1MMReserve Not Met
iipo.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
italiandinnerrecipes.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
itrust.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
izy.net00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
jobcity.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
joggingshorts.com1300May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Met
knittingyarn.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
kpin.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
licencednurses.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
livetrend.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
loaninterestrates.com11100May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
mahogany.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
makeanoffer.net00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
mama.com2155000May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$500,001 - $750,000Reserve Not Met
medicalwarnings.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
mensproducts.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
metalfabrication.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
metalsigns.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
minidisc.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
minivan.net00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
movingcompany.com1150000May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$100,001 - $250,000Reserve Not Met
muld.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
newyorkattorneys.net1300May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
newyorktouristcenter.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
njlawfirms.com3575May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Met
nutmix.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
nxmd.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
nydefenselawyer.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
nytalentagents.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
oayb.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
obese.net2325May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Met
osp.net00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
overnightpriority.com1300May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Met
panic.org00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
partyline.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
permatemp.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
petpal.org00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
platinum.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$250,001 - $500,000Reserve Not Met
promo.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1MM - $5MMReserve Not Met
puppyland.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
qmvu.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
scubadivinglessons.com3702May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$501 - $1,000Reserve Met
security.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1MM - $5MMReserve Not Met
sly.com150000May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
snare.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
sportinggoodsstore.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
swf.net00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
taxpreparer.net00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
tourbus.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
tourpackages.net00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
tujb.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
unplugged.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
upcbarcodes.com1300May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Met
vapa.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
vco.net00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
vegasflights.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
vtyr.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
wasnt.org00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
weddingpictures.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
winded.org00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
worldseriesapparel.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
wqhi.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
wqvj.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
wyvf.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
wyvn.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
xabe.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
xelz.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
zqof.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
zvzw.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met

 

05|15|2012 04:35 pm EDT

Sedo sells over $2.1M USD in domains the previous week

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Sales

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Sedo sales just reported their domain sales for the week ending on May 14th, 2012.

This past week, 947 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling over $2.1 million.  41% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings.  Highlights of public sales include:

  • Top .com: ahha.com at 112,000 USD
  • Top ccTLD: w.to at 53,000 USD
  • Top “other” TLD: bangkok.net at 25,000 USD

See the all of the reported sales at Sedo for the previous week after the jump.

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05|08|2012 04:57 pm EDT

Sedo Sales for the Week up to May 7th, 2012 – 845 domains for over $1.6M USD

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Sales

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This past week, 845 reportable transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace, totaling over $1.6 million.   41% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings.

Highlights of public sales include:

  • Top .com: drill.com at 50,000 USD
  • Top ccTLD: lampa.pl at 12,000 EUR
  • Top “other” TLD: hotspot.net at 9,000 EUR

See all of the sales reported by Sedo after the jump.

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05|08|2012 02:05 pm EDT

ICANN Offers new gTLD Applicants Refunds

by Frank Michlick in Categories: ICANN / Policy, Up to the Minute

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As per an update sent out by ICANN earlier today the California not-for-profit is now offering applicants refunds of all paid fees (about $350M USD in total) if they would like to withdraw their application prior to the publication of the list of all new TLDs that received applications. The TLD Application System (TAS) exposed some of the filenames of applications to other applicants. The board authorized refunds with a resolution during their workshop in Amsterdam on May  6th.

See the full email update from ICANN after the jump.

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