Registration Now Open for 2019 LAC DNS Forum

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – 31 July 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that registration for the 2019 LAC DNS Forum is now open. The forum will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico on 22 August 2019 during LACTLD's DNS Week and .PR's 30th anniversary celebration.

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Event: 2019 LAC DNS Forum
When: 22 August 2019, 09:00–17:00 (AST)
Where: Hyatt Place Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Registration: http://lacdnsforum.lat/

The LAC DNS Forum brings together industry, Internet policy, and technical professionals interested in debating Domain Name System (DNS)-related issues with a focus on the Latin America and the Caribbean region. The forum also provides an opportunity for regional stakeholders to engage and network with global key players and experts in the field.

The forum is open to anyone interested in issues related to the domain name industry and its potential business opportunities. The target audience includes:

  • Country code top-level domain (ccTLD) registries, registrars, and resellers
  • Generic top-level domain (gTLD) registries, registrars, and resellers
  • Registrants
  • DNS experts
  • gTLD applicants
  • Regional TLD organizations
  • IT and Internet businesses
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Legal and intellectual property firms

The annual LAC DNS Forum was first held in 2013 and is jointly organized by the Latin American and Caribbean ccTLDs Organization (LACTLD), the Latin American and Caribbean Address Registry (LACNIC), the Internet Society (ISOC), the Public Interest Registry (PIR), and ICANN.

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.

My Time at Uniregistry — Jeffrey M. Gabriel

Just under seven years ago, I came to the Cayman Islands where I was given the opportunity of a lifetime: to build a domain brokerage from the ground up while being supported by the greatest domainer of all time.

During those seven years, we grew from four to forty salespeople, with sales support staff selling thousands of domains, eclipsing the $50,000,000 USD mark in yearly sales volume. We will more than likely have broken $250,000,000 in sales during my tenure while you read this.

We built new technology, products, and processes. We had many successes and failures along the way as well as many sleepless nights. My wife had our two children here.

Reflecting on all of this, the most important part of this is the friends I made along the way. The memories I will always have of the people who got us where we are today. After discussing this with friends and family, it is time for me to step down as Vice President of Sales and return home from the Cayman Islands to make up for lost time with my family and pursue other projects. I want to thank all of the customers, Frank, and our team that have made these past seven years the best seven I ever had.

Two of the many friends I have made will be taking over my responsibilities.

Dan Adamson will take over as Vice President of Sales. Wade Smith will become the Director of Sales.

Dan and Wade’s contributions to the company over the years have been a massive part of the previous successes that I mentioned above. I am positive they will continue to do so into the future.

Thank you, Uniregistry. It has been a fantastic ride.

Brandable domain name sales week 30: Tinka.com, eSolar.com, Kodit.com

The top-grossing brandable sale of last week was that of Tinka.com which exchanged hands for $25,000 via Sedo. The domain name currently sits parked and the Whois is private. The runner up is eSolar.com, an expired domain name which was auctioned via GoDaddy Auctions and ended at $20,750. The current owner according to Whois still shows as Afternic so I am unsure if the domain name has been paid for yet.

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Here’s this weeks list:

Domain NamePriceWhere
Tinka.com$25,000Sedo
eSolar.com$20,750GoDaddy
CoinDeck.com$12,000Sedo
Everheart.com$9,880Sedo
GreaterThings.com$9,488Sedo
Jaxxon.com$8,500Sedo
FitBug.com$7,755GoDaddy
AsphaltGold.com$7,000Sedo
CityClimb.com$7,000Sedo
Kodit.com$6,805NameJet
BizzKit.com$6,680Sedo
Esfera.com$6,500GoDaddy
BroadLogic.com$6,500Domain Theory
RethinkRecycling.com$6,223GoDaddy
Pixely.com$6,000Sedo
Tibit.com$5,500DropCatch
BigBud.com$5,211NameJet
VeganKitchen.com$5,200GoDaddy
Bitnode.com$5,000GoDaddy
Ufex.com$5,000Sedo

Please do keep in mind that these are the highest sales that have been reported at NameBio et al. This list is meant to help give you insights and is nowhere near complete as many sales are kept private and many major marketplaces do not report their sales. Some domain name sales might not have been paid for yet.

Meanwhile, here are some domains at auction that we like:

At NameJet:

At GoDaddy:

  • LiveWell.com
  • RPF.com
  • uPlus.com
  • BeautyMarket.com
  • Qute.com
  • Definex.com
  • Pihl.com
  • LegalPartners.com
  • AudioMedia.com
  • DreamPro.com
  • Lokas.com
  • Simplio.com
  • WonderBaby.com
  • Carbin.com
  • LaunchNow.com
  • Adsis.com
  • eVaper.com
  • Neeya.com
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    Updated Lookup Tool for Domain Name Registration Data Now Available

    Today, ICANN is launching an updated version of its lookup tool that makes use of the Registration Data Access Protocol, known as RDAP, to query, parse, and display registration data in a human-friendly format. The lookup tool – which gives users the ability to look up publicly available contact and other information related to a domain name – has been provided as a free public service since 2013.

    RDAP was developed by the technical community in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) as an eventual replacement for the WHOIS protocol. In late August, ICANN accredited registrars and registry operators will be required to provide registration data directory services through RDAP in addition to the WHOIS services.

    ICANN's updated lookup tool will utilize RDAP as the primary protocol to perform the lookup. Should the RDAP lookup fail for any reason, users will be prompted with a request to optionally perform a WHOIS lookup. If users opt-in to use the WHOIS failover lookup, the tool will return results from the relevant WHOIS service, when available.

    The updated tool has no impact on how users perform searches for registration data. Users simply enter a domain name into a search box to retrieve current publicly available registration data. This set of registration data is referred to as "Domain Name Registration Data." Due to applicable law and ICANN policies, results containing personal data associated with the queried domain name may be redacted for privacy. Across different registrars and registry operators, there may be variances in the data that is returned as redacted.

    The updated tool also includes improvements to make the display of search results more user friendly. For example, the search results are displayed in a single-column layout to easily read longer datasets. Additionally, the raw data from the registrar and registry operator for each query is also made available.

    In the event that users identify potentially inaccurate registration data or the RDAP or WHOIS service is unavailable, the website continues to provide a link to the WHOIS Inaccuracy and WHOIS Service complaint forms where these can be reported to ICANN Contractual Compliance.

    We invite users to try out this new tool. For any questions about the use of this tool, please email globalsupport@icann.org.

    Top Topics: ECG.com Domain Sells; This is a Great End User!…

    Before we get to Top Topics this week, there's news of a recent three-letter .COM domain sale that hasn't been covered elsewhere. The domain name ECG.com sold for an undisclosed amount, with the transaction seemingly taking place around late May to early June 2019.

    According to DomainIQ's WHOIS history, the domain was owned by Elaine Coyle Galleries Inc before transferring to Expansion Capital Group, a business financing company, as a direct upgrade from ExpansionCapitalGroup.com. The...

    Top Topics: ECG.com Domain Sells; This is a Great End User!...

    Test.Center New Extension Domain Sells for $195,000 at Auction (Update: Purchase Not Completed)

    The NameBio database this morning shows the sale of the new extension domain name test.center for $195,000 through a Sedo auction. This is the second highest-value new extension sale so far in 2019, with free.games having sold in May 2019 for $335,000 remaining in first place. This is the highest-value sale ever in the...

    Test.Center New Extension Domain Sells for $195,000 at Auction (Update: Purchase Not Completed)

    Slip Enterprises Acquires Slip.com for $140K via Uniregistry Brokerage

    Slip Enterprises Pty LTD of Queensland, Australia has acquired the premium generic domain name Slip.com to help with global branding of the company’s expanding silk products.

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    Slip Enterprises acquired Slip.com through Uniregistry Brokerage from its past owners for $140,000 USD in November 2018.

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    The company was founded in 2004 using SlipSilkPillowcases.com. In November 2011, the Australian based company acquired the ccTLD domain name Slip.com.au for an undisclosed amount according to past WHOIS history.

    Slip Enterprises not only uses the newly acquired Slip.com premium domain name for global branding but also uses Slip.com.au, SlipSilk.com (another trademarked term for the company), which is used to help promote the companies Slip Silk Pillowcase, Slip Silk Scrunchies, Slip Silk Sleep Masks, Robes and wellness products. The companies SlipSilkPillowcase.com is still actively working for the company as well.

    Slip.com is the ultimate global brand domain name for the company though! It creates a viral brand name that is super simple to remember and is non-restrictive like SlipSilkPillowcases.com was. Since the company offers much more than “pillowcases” now, the sky's the limit with the amount and types of products that can be housed under the Slip.com brand name.

    Brandable domain name sales week 29: Simplist.com, Mondia.com, ClickStream.com

    We have two $30,000 end-user sales top the list this week with a mortgage company named Simplist upgrading from GoSimplist.com to Simplist.com and a Dubai-based digital media company operating from Mondia.io purchasing the matching Mondia.com domain name.

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    The expired domain name ClickStream.com just sold at GoDaddy Auctions for $20,600. There are a number of potential end-users for which the domain name would make a nice upgrade.

    Here’s this weeks list:

    Domain NamePriceWhere
    Simplist.com$30,000Sedo
    Mondia.com$30,000Sedo
    ClickStream.com$20,600GoDaddy
    CashOn.com$20,000Sedo
    MyAlternatives.com$11,250Sedo
    TopChef.com$8,138DropCatch
    TheBell.com$7,655NameJet
    Pesq.com$7,500Sedo
    Solidman.com$5,900Sedo
    Steel24.com$5,500Sedo
    9Mile.com$5,500Sedo
    Estilos.com$5,500Sedo
    Finhash.com$5,488Sedo
    Bhoomi.com$5,102NameJet
    Sky88.com$5,040Sedo
    ExpoBot.com$5,000Sedo
    Tuono.com$5,000Sedo
    Duten.com$4,900Sedo
    BeyondBlack.com$4,000Sedo
    FreshTeams.com$3,600TLDPros

    Please do keep in mind that these are the highest sales that have been reported at NameBio et al. This list is meant to help give you insights and is nowhere near complete as many sales are kept private and many major marketplaces do not report their sales. Some domain name sales might not have been paid for yet.

    Meanwhile, here are some domains at auction that we like:

    At NameJet:

    At GoDaddy:

  • eSolar.com
  • WellWater.com
  • Brilla.com
  • Bizweb.com
  • HappyMan.com
  • VeganKitchen.com
  • EverDream.com
  • Weena.com
  • MiracleStudio.com
  • CannabisWeb.com
  • CareerForward.com
  • Rubbo.com
  • Fesu.com
  • EarthBase.com
  • SoftStrategy.com
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    Making a Moat: Matt Barrie Pulls out all the Stops

    Tech entrepreneur & top global influencer Matt Barrie reveals how to build a moat around your business and why he believes exact match domain names are integral to strategy.

    Matt calls the domain industry a phenomenal, fertile industry and reviews Escrow.com's recent report on Alternative Investing: A Comparison Between Traditional Instruments & Web Domains.

    If you're developing business strategy, maximizing marketing budget, or curious about domain investment, you want to hear one of the smartest - and most engaging - successful tech entrepreneurs today!

    Updated Request for Proposal: Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP) Study 1

    LOS ANGELES – 22 July 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking to identify a contractor to perform the research, analysis, and writing necessary to produce Study 1 of the Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP).

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    Name collision refers to the situation where a name that is defined and used in one namespace may also appear in another. Users and applications intending to use a name in one namespace may attempt to use it in a different one, and unexpected behavior may result where the intended use of the name is not the same in both namespaces.

    The ICANN Board asked the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) to study the impact of name collisions and advise the Board on their effects and possible mitigation. In response, SSAC started the NCAP effort and designed Study 1, the first of three name collision studies intended to address the Board's request.

    The scope of NCAP Study 1 is larger than usual work undertaken by SSAC, so the ICANN organization's Office of the CTO (OCTO) is facilitating the work and is engaging a contractor to perform Study 1.

    More details about NCAP and Study 1 can be found in a document written by SSAC entitled SSAC Proposal for the Name Collision Analysis Project (Revised by ICANN Office of the CTO).

    For a complete overview of the RFP including the timeline, please see here [PDF, 340 KB].

    This announcement is an update to the previously announced request for proposal. The deadline has been extended to 23:59 UTC on 23 August 2019.

    Indications of interest should be emailed to NCAP-Study1-RFP@icann.org. Proposals should be electronically submitted by 23:59 UTC on 23 August 2019 using ICANN's sourcing tool. Access to the ICANN org sourcing tool may be requested via the same email.

    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.