The number of domain names registered around the world closed in on the 340 million mark at the end of the second quarter, 2018, according to Verisign's latest Domain Name Industry Brief, as .net registrations continued to slide and new gTLDs rebounded. At the end of the quarter, there were 339.8 million registrations, an increase of approximately 6.0 million domain name registrations, or 1.8%, compared to the first quarter of 2018. Domain name registrations have gro
There are currently around 335 million domain names registered around the world, but many domain names are deleted or expired and some are re-registered. So DomainTools has announced they've seen their 1 billionth unique domain name in the 17 years they've existed. But how many domain names that have come and gone, nobody knows. DomainTools has only been existence monitoring domain names since around 2001 and the first .com domain name ever registered, symbolics.com,
Minds + Machines (MMX) has launched what they're describing as the first open top level domain to combine Ethereum blockchain innovation and security with ease-of-use for today's world, with a Sunrise period commencing today. The .luxe standard that 'lets you exchange easily' smart contracts, crypto and other blockchained products. With a .luxe domain name, there's no more unintelligible 40 character hashes just easy-to-remember .luxe words of your choice. The launc
Escrow.com has introduced a new streamlined checkout payment system for the buying and selling of domain names, as well as cars, boats, aeroplanes anything of value, with one line of code added to a website. The service is called Escrow Pay and has no minimum fee and prices as low as 0.89%. It's being billed as the ideal solution for any website, mobile app, online store, classified site or marketplace that needs to take payments for any product or service of value.
The sale of ice.com last month for a whopping $3.5 million, brokered by Grit Brokerage/Brannans, to Intercontinental Exchange, who currently use theice.com as their home online and where ice.com is currently redirecting, was the top reported domain name sale for the week ending 15 July. According to the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales of all time, a chart that has been compiled since 2003, it would be the 14th biggest sale ever and the biggest since t
ICANN announced Friday they had lost another round in their battle to get EPAG, a subsidiary of Tucows, to enforce their 'temporary specification' on the collection of domain name registrant data. For the third time the German courts have ruled against ICANN. This time the Appellate Court determined that it would not issue an injunction against EPAG. In making its ruling, ICANN explains in its announcement, 'the Appellate Court stated that the interpretation of provi