Uniregistry Market Announces Record Sales In Its Secondary Market

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Uniregistry Market, the world's leading boutique domain marketplace, announced today that it has sold 3617 domains totaling more than 29,000,000 USD in the first 8 months of 2017. 

The number of transactions increased by more than 24% over the same time period in 2016, while total sales have increased by 13.85% from the 25,000,000 USD sold in the same period prior. Technological innovation and sales team improvements in prior periods have shown us the path to increased unit volumes with little overall consequence to net sale prices. Average sale prices since 2011 have seen steady gains year over year, with 2017 showing some signs of moderation as the average prices dropped marginally for the first time ever to $8,017 USD per domain down from $9,110 USD. Dollar volumes moderated during this period, due to continued expansion into exploratory, nontraditional markets such as Generic Top Level Domains (GTLDs) and Country Code Top Level Domain (CCTLD) sales.

"Sales in 2017 have been phenomenal, they have surpassed all of our projections. We are growing and excited as we enter what is traditionally our strongest quarter of the year. Our customer feedback has been very encouraging and they really love our new checkout system, S.S.E. (Secure Simultaneous Exchange), as well as our new Uniregistry App. As we refine our products and release a large segment of new technology in 2018, I'm excited to see the continued gains our sales team can achieve," said Jeffrey Gabriel, Uniregistry's Vice President of Sales. Uniregistry co-ordinates more than 40 full time brokerage staff on 4 continents.

Outlook for 2017 and beyond:

Consumer and investor interest in domains names remains strong.  In markets such as Asia (+23.25%), and Europe(+12.1%) we have seen strong growth. With global coverage, Uniregistry is in an excellent position to continue providing industry leading transaction volume and sale prices. Uniregistry has the ability to sell domains for our customers wherever they are in the world at any time with our industry leading application for iOS and Android. "I am a sales and marketing focused individual and leader, and I have an immense respect for our sales team. At the same time I want to recognize our software and product engineering team, which drives us forward. Our product is what got us here and what continues to lift us forward. Uniregistry Market is a confluence of our collective force-of-will combined with outstanding sales leadership, a hand chosen team of proven brokers and beautiful technology. We don't settle or compromise for mediocrity and that shows in our hiring decisions, product direction and sales numbers," reflected Frank Schilling, Uniregistry's founder and CEO.

About Uniregistry: 

Uniregistry Market is a part of the Uniregistry.com registrar, one of the largest domain name registrars in the World. We are an industry leading domain Marketplace and a proprietary customer relationship management system used by thousands of private domain owners Worldwide. Our brokerage, Uniregistry has closed nearly 200 million dollars in domain sales, and tens of thousands of transactions since inception.  

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News Release: Board Approval of KSK Roll

LOS ANGELES – 18 September 2018 –The Board of Directors for the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved plans for the first-ever changing of the cryptographic key that helps protect the Domain Name System (DNS) - the Internet's address book.

During a 16 September meeting in Belgium, the ICANN Board passed a resolution, directing the organization to proceed with its plans to change or "roll" the key for the DNS root on 11 October 2018. It will mark the first time the key has been changed since it was first put in use in 2010.

"This is an important move and we have an obligation to ensure that it happens in furtherance of ICANN's mission, which is to ensure a secure, stable and resilient DNS" said ICANN Board Chair Cherine Chalaby. "There is no way of completely assuring that every network operator will have their 'resolvers' properly configured, yet if things go as anticipated, we expect the vast majority to have access to the root zone."

Some Internet users might be affected if the network operators or Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have not prepared for the roll. Those operators who have enabled the checking of Domain Name System Security Extensions or DNSSEC information (a set of security protocols used to ensure DNS information isn't accidentally or maliciously corrupted) are those who need to be certain they are ready for the roll.

"Research shows that there are many thousands of network operators that have enabled DNSSEC validation, and about a quarter of the Internet's users rely on those operators," said David Conrad, ICANN's Chief Technology Officer. "It is almost certain there will be at least a few operators somewhere across the globe who won't be prepared, but even in the worst case, all they have to do to fix the problem is, turn off DNSSEC validation, install the new key, and reenable DNSSEC and their users will again have full connectivity to the DNS."

The changing of the DNS root key was originally scheduled to happen a year ago, but plans were put on hold after the ICANN organization found and began analyzing some new, last-minute data. That data dealt with the potential readiness of network operators for the key roll.

An analysis ultimately led the organization to believe it could safely proceed with the changing of the key. As a result, the organization, after consultation with the community, developed a new plan that recommends putting the new key into use exactly one year after originally scheduled. In the intervening time, the organization has continued extensive outreach and investigations on how to best mitigate risks associated with the key change.

The ICANN Board, during its 16 September meeting, passed a resolution (https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2018-09-16-en) approving the plan, and with that, the ICANN org has set in motion its plans to change key at 4PM UTC on 11 October 2018.

"This is the first root key change, but it won't be the last," said Matt Larson, Vice President of Research at ICANN and the organization's point person for the key roll. "This is the first time, so naturally we are bending over backwards to make certain that everything goes as smoothly as possible, but as we do more key rollovers in the future, the network operators, ISPs, and others will become more accustomed to the practice."

The primary source for information about the rollover is: http://www.icann.org/kskroll

Subscribe to the rollover discussion mailing list: https://mm.icann.org/listinfo/ksk-rollover

On social media use: #Keyroll

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Brad White
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About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

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