Archive for February, 2009

Newspapers Close Their Doors as New Report Predicts Local Advertisers Will Double Their Spending Online

More evidence that domain owners are in the right place at the right time. A new report from the Kelsey Group predicts that money spent on local advertising online will soar 129% over the next five years while local ad spending in traditional media (ne…

Afilias Publishes a Major Progress Report on the .Info Extension and a Team of Domainers Scores an Upset Win in India

The operator of the .info registry, Afilias, has released a detailed new report on the progress the first “new” global TLD has made since its introduction 8 years ago. Also, a team of domainers is celebrating an upset win over a previously unbeaten tea…

High End of the Market Shows Some Life As 3 Sales Totaling Over $700,000 Lead New DN Journal Weekly Chart

The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. The high end of the market stirred from its slumber this week with three of the year’s six highest sales reported over the past 7 days. Those sales totaled more than $700,000. Our new all ex…

The Recession is Producing a Huge Wave of New Search Traffic for Financial Keywords (and Related Domains)

New research from comScore shows the recession is driving a huge wave of new traffic to search terms related to financial matters, traffic that adds value to related generic domain names. Also today, some notes on Sedo’s acquisition of RevenueDirect an…

New gTLDs: Call for Applicant Evaluation Panel Expressions of Interest

25 February 2009

On the Road Again – Some Travel Notes as We Head Home from the Frigid North

We are en route back home to Florida after stops in New Orleans and Ohio. Some things you need to know while we are making the trip; our weekly domain sales report will be pushed back one day due to our travel commitments and while we are in the air to…

Photos and Highlights From the Closing Day of the Domainer Mardi Gras Conference Saturday in New Orleans

The first Domainer Mardi Gras conference closed Saturday. We have photos and highlights from the final day in New Orleans where attendees enjoyed brunch at a restaurant founded in 1832 before heading to an afternoon domain auction where Voodoo.com conj…