Archive for September, 2009

New ICANN CEO Takes a Slap at Domain Investors in Letter to Congressmen

Those who have been wondering where new ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom would come down on the organization’s highly controversial plan to flood the Internet with new gTLDs now have some answers.Those came in a detailed letter Beckstrom sent two U.S. Congre…

The Domain Auction Houses Will Be Hopping the Remainder of This Week

The remainder of this week will be exceptionally busy ones for most of the major domain auction houses. Starting tomorrow and continuing every day through Monday one or more special auctions will be either opening for bids, taking final bids or reachi…

Despite Repeated Setbacks Aron Meystedt Never Quit & Now His Persistence is Paying Off

The new September Cover Story is out at DNJournal.com. Despite nearly a dozen false starts, 29-year-old entrepreneur Aron Meystedt refused to throw in the towel. Now the new owner of the first .com domain name ever registered feels he has finally found…

New Verisign Report Says the Total Number of Registered Domains Rose 9% Since Last Year

Verisign’s latest quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief reports the total number of registered domains worldwide jumped 9% from the same quarter last year. ccTLDs rose even faster, soaring 14%, however growth has slowed across the board this year, with …

New Study Provides Good News for Domain Owners Who Are Developing Content-Rich Websites

A new six-year study provides good news for domain owners who are developing their own content-rich websites. Data from the Online Publishers Association indicates that if you are going down the development trail, you are headed in the right direction …

Expect ICANN’s Planned Rollout of New gTLDs to Be Delayed Again

ICANN plans to begin its rollout  of an unlimited number of new gTLDs in the first quarter of 2010 but we are hearing that behind the scenes developments make it unlikely we will see any new extensions before the 2nd quarter of next year, at the earli…

Free Webinar Offers to Show You "How to Sell Domain Names Fast and for Maximum Value"

A free webinar next week is offering to show you “How to Sell Domain Names Fast and for Maximum Value.” That is a tall order but the hosts for the event are BuyDomains.com and the AfternicDLS, two proven NameMedia aftermarket platforms that have sold t…