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February, 2010

  • 24 February

    Verisign publishes domain industry report

    Verisign has released the latest volume of “The Domain Name Industry Brief,” a quarterly report of the domain name industry. What did it find? There are currently 192 million domain registrations across all extensions. Last quarter saw an 8% increase in registrations overall. .Uk experienced the most growth. It jumped …

  • 9 February

    8,000th .ge domain registered

    Georgia is celebrating this week as its .ge ccTLD has reached 8,000 registrations. While a drop in the bucket compared to more popular extensions, the domain has been growing at a steady rate of 12.5%. Furthermore, it is not a lack of demand, but rather strict registration rules that has …

  • 3 February

    Domain sale revenue falls by 12.5%

    A recent report reveals that although $102 million worth of domain sales were reported last year, this revenue has dropped 12.5% from 2008, when $116.7 million worth of sales occurred. What does this mean for the domain industry? Keep in mind that this number only represents the gross revenue from …

December, 2009

  • 22 December

    Afilias releases annual .info report

    Afilias, the registry for the .info domain, has released its 2009 report on the TLD. The full document may be viewed at this location, but here’s a quick run-down: Out of all the TLDs, .info is the seventh-most popular. It makes up 40% of all new TLD registrations. There are …

November, 2009

  • 16 November

    Cybersquatting plummits to an all-time low

    Analysis done by blog Domain Name Wire shows that cybersquatting is at an all-time low. The site took a look at the number of Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) filings for .com domains. It found that despite an increase in the quantity of registrations, the number of disputes …

  • 11 November

    Domain sales up by 15%

    While economic activity in most industries is stagnant, the domain market continues to show growth. A report recently released by a large domain auction house shows a 15% increase in its sales. Other auction sites don’t always report their growth, so it’s hard to tell if this increase has occurred …

October, 2009

  • 12 October

    Insure.com sells for $16 million in record sale

    News is out that the domain Insure.com has changed hands. The buyer, marketing firm QuinStreet, paid an astounding £10.1 million ($16 million USD). If you discount the fact that the sale also included Insure.com’s corporate name, the sale is the largest ever recorded– beating sex.com by $4 million. Before the …

  • 9 October

    Strong growth for .IE domain

    Despite a sluggish economy, Ireland’s .ie domain is taking off. Compared to last quarter, it has seen a growth of a 15%– 31,862 registrations. IE Domain Registry chief David Curtin stated: It is encouraging to see continued growth in .ie domain names, demonstrating that Irish businesses are seeing growth opportunities …

  • 6 October

    Dubai's .ae domain grows 30%

    Dubai is now not only known for its explosive economic growth, but now its domain growth. Compared to last year, the country’s .ae domain extension has seen a 30% increase in registrations. The cause of the growth is fairly self-explanatory. The ccTLD had for a long time only been available …

  • 1 October

    New media advertising report is good news for domainers

    A report on advertising spending conducted by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers shows that UK advertisers have spent more money on Internet advertising so far this year than on television adverts. In all, the web accounts for 23.5% of advertising expenditure, or £1.75 billion. Still a dominant power, …