PALM BEACH, FL – Each quarter, VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN), releases its “THE DOMAIN NAME INDUSTRY BRIEF” market report, highlighting the growth of the domain name system as well as the individual growth of name registration, in numbers, for various extensions including their own “.com”, and “.net” domain names. These reports also include other legacy extensions such as Public Interest Registry's “.org” and leading country-code “ccTLDs.” Not surprisingly, ccTLDs continue to grow … [Read more...]
Remove Other TLDs from Equation and NamesCon 2018 Still Reflects ‘Great’ Year
NEW YORK, NY - This morning I wanted to look at the live auction results for NamesCon over the last three years, what's on record at NameBio, which is here. That list showed that not only was there a slight rebound in total domain sales this year, but that the 2018 live auction netted the largest dollar amount total over the three year period. It also showed that the percentage of transactions for .com domains grew over the period with 56% being .com in 2016, 63% in 2017, … [Read more...]
Last Three Years of NamesCon Live Auction Shows Slight Rebound in Average Prices
NEW YORK, NY - Looking at the last three years of NamesCon live auction sales totals shows a slight bump in domain prices from last year. Even without 2018's leading sale, Great.com, which sold for $900,000.00, the numbers still look pretty decent. Below are the last three years of domain name sales from the live auction results, according to NameBio.com. Along with those sales and sales prices is the average sale price without each auctions top performing domain for that … [Read more...]
RegistrarStats.com to Shut Down Due to Dwindling Interest? What Say You?
NEW YORK, NY – I received an email the other day about RegistrarStats.com being shut down next month in February (the 19th) and I took special interest in that email notification as I had just used the site the day before to point out some gTLD stats. I never realized that the site was owned by Donuts Inc., but seeing the email notification, it’s pretty obvious. Donuts is a company that has applied for hundreds of new gTLDs and is somehow affording to pay-for and renew at … [Read more...]