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July, 2010

  • 19 July

    Watch out for Go Daddy's "Software Administrative Fee"

    You might think registering your domain with Go Daddy is a good way to save money. I did when I registered a .de domain with the company for around $16 USD. But as I learned today, the registrar makes up for its low domain prices with ridiculous hidden charges. The …

  • 12 July

    Germany's .de close to 14 million mark, still small compared to .com

    Germany’s .de domain, the largest ccTLD in use, is very close to hitting 14 million registrations. This comes at the same time as news that the Netherlands .nl extension is close to 4 million registrations. Of course, these numbers are a drop in the bucket compared to the 88.4 million …

May, 2010

  • 13 May

    Germany's .de experiences major outage

    The majority of the Internet’s 13.6 million .de domains were unavailable from between 1:30pm and 2:50pm German time yesterday. DENIC, the .de operator, reports that the names went “kaputt” after empty zone files were accidentally uploaded to the DNS root system. Information on the number of names affected varies. According …

April, 2010

  • 27 April

    Software.de sells for €235025

    Surpassing all other sales so far this week is software.de, which sold at auction for €235,025 (312,278 USD). Software is the same word in both English and German, so I think this domain has a lot of multinational potential. More than half of Europeans speak either German or English. Other …

December, 2009

  • 25 December

    66.de sells for $12,780

    The .de extension is doing very well this week. Two-character domain 66.de sold at auction recently for $12,780. While this sale isn’t big compared to yesterday’s, it’s still a good chunk of change. Other notable sales include ad4sure.com for $2,350, giftideas.org for $2,500, and taxes.co.uk for $5,000. In my view, …

  • 23 December

    Gartenmöbel.de sells for $214,500

    A few weeks ago, Büromöbel.de (German for “office furniture”) sold for €69,000 ($100,581 USD). In a completely different yet similar sale, Gartenmöbel.de (“garden furntiture”) has sold at auction for nearly twice as much at €150,000 ($214,500). What can I say, Germans must really like furniture. Other sales include Conclude.com for …

  • 18 December

    Aethiopien.de sells for €17,850

    In keeping with the recent strong performance of the .de ccTLD, Aethiopien.de sold at auction for €17,850. The name is a Latin-character version of Äthiopien, the German name for Ethiopia. It would be interesting to see how much the IDN variant of the name might sell for at auction compared …

  • 17 December

    Barns.com sells for $175,000

    American businessman Jeremiah Johnson already owned woodbarns.com. But that wasn’t enough for him. To expand his already booming business, the man recently bought the domain barns.com for £106,890 ($175,000 USD). Barns.com sells a variety of sheds and other small storage buildings. No doubt Johnson will have to sell quite a …

November, 2009

  • 12 November

    18.de sells for €16,500

    In keeping with .de’s heavy growth, 18.de recently sold for €16,500 in an online auction. This is a great domain for a number of reasons. First and foremost, 18 is the age of adulthood in many countries. It is the minimum age for such things as drinking, driving, voting, and …

September, 2009

  • 29 September

    Domain registrations grow amid recession

    Despite the recession, domain names continue to grow. Though the number of TLD registrations last quarter was only 1% more than the quarter before, compared to last year, new registrations have gone up by 9%. This growth easily outpaces most industries. ccTLDs also saw similar growth, increasing by 1% this …