ICANN Mentors Young Leaders in Asia Pacific

SEOUL, Republic of Korea – 15 August 2019 – The Internet of tomorrow might well be influenced by 53 young people from the Asia Pacific region who are meeting this week to learn about a wide range of subjects relating to Internet governance.

They are attending the fourth Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy (APIGA) now taking place in Seoul, South Korea from 12 – 16 August. The five-day academy is organized by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). APIGA aims to improve participants' understanding of how the Internet works, the "bottom-up consensus building" model of Internet governance, and how they can take part in shaping the evolution of the Internet for the next generation.

"Developing the leaders of tomorrow is critical to strengthening the diversity of the multistakeholder model of Internet governance," said Göran Marby, ICANN President and Chief Executive Officer. "Events such as APIGA are key to achieving this goal, and ensuring that today's students are equipped to shape the future of the Internet tomorrow."

APIGA has been successful in nurturing relationships with alumni that remain involved in the Internet governance ecosystem, including ICANN. Today, it is recognized as a premier platform in the Asia Pacific region for youth engagement on Internet governance issues.

Since its inaugural launch in 2016, 124 young adults have attended APIGA. Approximately 25 percent of these are currently active alumni, participating in ICANN Supporting Organizations, Advisory Committees, Working Groups; or joining Internet governance related groups like Internet Governance Forums (IGFs) and Internet Society (ISOC) Chapters.

APIGA is an extension of ICANN's youth engagement programs. They aim to reach out to the next generation and mentor future leaders. Other ICANN programs include:

  • NextGen@ICANN – held on the sidelines of ICANN Public Meetings, for youths interested in becoming active in their regional communities and in shaping the future of global Internet policies.
  • ICANN Fellowship – targeted at individuals from underserved and underrepresented communities to become active participants in ICANN.

APIGA is co-organized by ICANN and the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA), and supported by partners such as the Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC), DotAsia, and the Internet Society (ISOC).

For more information about APIGA, please visit here.


ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you have 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 and a community with participants from all over the world.

Verisign’s Top Trending .COM/.NET June Keywords Reveals…

Verisign released their top 10 trending keywords in English for .com and .net for June this week. Verisign note that there’s often a correlation between domain name registrations and newsworthy and popular events, as well as anticipated trends. But what do June’s trending keywords reveal?

The top trending keywords in English are:


ICANN Wants Your Help To Get To SXSW

No, ICANN isn’t impoverished. They don’t need financial help! But they want your voting support to get their proposed panel discussion voted to be discussed at SXSW’s 2020 event.

The panel discussion ICANN has proposed is “Can We Save the Global Internet?” with speakers ICANN’s Christopher Mondini, the Internet Society’s Sally Shipman Wentworth and Access Now’s Berhan Taye.

In their proposal, ICANN describes the panel discussion as:

Expansion of the Internet has slowed. And the next billion users won’t be getting the same global Internet we always took for granted. On one hand, broad-stroke regulations harm the core of how the Internet functions. At the other extreme, Internet shutdowns by governments are on the rise. What they have in common is an attempt to solve social, legal or political challenges by breaking the technologies that make the Internet happen.

This session will map these trends to relevant layers of the Internet, with case studies to explain the unintended effects of imposing local solutions on a global, connected system.

We can revive the Internet – with innovative models for policy making and stakeholder collaboration. Learn how to get involved – and get the Internet up and running again.

The next SXSW will be held from 13 to 22 March 2020 in Austin Texas and the voting period that allows the community to browse proposals, leave comments, and vote for sessions they think would be a good fit for the 2020 event. Voting closes on 23 August.

JBT.com sold for $20,500

Today: The average traffic when parking a domain name / The next Big Thing in the domain industry to invest into / Dot com’s with parking revenue – Total Budget: $300.00 / and More…

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

AutoWorks.com – Are you in-tune with the auto industry? What do you think a domain name like AutoWorks.com could resell for in those markets?

Homebattery.org – This is an interesting two-word .org domain name. Do you think the niche is a match and works well with a .org though? If so, what’s it worth in today’s market?

Dot com’s with parking revenue – Total Budget: $300.00 – Do you have any parking domain names with existing and steady revenue you want to liquidate for some fast cash? If so, you may want to check out this buyers guideline.

The next Big Thing in the domain industry to invest into – What would you say the next big thing is coming up that you should invest into? Take a peek at what some domain investors think the next big thing will be.

The average traffic when parking a domain name – Is there such a thing as an average of traffic for a domain name or is is purely dependent on the domain itself?

JBT.com sold for $20,500 – That’s not too bad of a domain name sales report for a three-letter .com domain for five-figures. However, I may have expected it to fetch more. What do you think it it should have sold for?

The post JBT.com sold for $20,500 appeared first on Domaining Tips.

Easily Import Email Domain Inquires Directly Into Uniregistry Brokerage

One of the nifty features that Uniregistry Brokerage has is forwarding purchase inquiry emails you have received directly into your Uniregistry Market account. And it is pretty darn easy.


  1. Go to the purchase inquiry email.
  2. Forward the email to sell@uniregistry.com. (Make sure the domain name is in the subject line).
  3. You are done.

In just a few minutes it will either be assigned to a Uniregistry Broker or go into your Market seller inbox. This provides you, as the seller, the many tools and features available from Uniregistry to maximize your efficiency of the sales process (scheduled reminders, communication, offering prices, checkout, etc. all in one place).

A few of our clients have taken the liberty to create a filter in their email clients and auto-forward emails from specific email addresses, like GoDaddy Buy Service, and from Domain Agents right into the Uniregistry Brokerage system. We have great relationships and Co-Broker sales with both of those organizations regularly. We know who to call, what to do and how to make a deal happen that makes sense for all parties.

Here are the directions to forward emails from a specific sender on Gmail:

  1. Open Gmail.
  2. In the search box at the top, click the Down arrow.
  3. Enter your search criteria. If you want to check that your search worked correctly, see what emails show up by clicking Search.
  4. At the bottom of the search window, click Create filter.
  5. Choose what you’d like the filter to do.
  6. Click Create filter.

Until next time.

CENTR Registrar Day and CENTR Awards Coming on 8 October

CENTR is to hold its annual pan-European Registrar Day in at The Hotel in Brussels, Belgium, on 8 October. It will be followed by the fourth CENTR Awards, which aim at highlighting country code top-level domain (ccTLD) registry projects, teams and people that make a difference in the domain name industry, and which this year will also mark CENTR’s 20th Anniversary.

CENTR encourages registries and registrars from all over Europe to come together and mix and mingle, exchange on best practices, improve on or create new business relationships and get updates from industry experts. They say to expect a re-run of last year’s successful speed-networking session, as well as a tailored agenda based on feedback and key topics of interest.

To register, CENTR say to reach out to your local ccTLD registry. The draft agenda as published by CENTR is:

9:00 Welcome and introductions

9:10 Registry-registrar speed-networking

10:40 Coffee break

11:10 The role of eIDs in an age of data accuracy

11:30 Domain name market trends

  • Presentation of most recent market trends
  • Panel discussion: zoom-in on SMEs

12:30 Lunch break

14:00 Break-out sessions

  • Registry Lock – what’s new?
  • How are we dealing with online fraud?
  • Incentives (types of incentives, what works, what doesn’t)
  • How can registries and registrars work together to face the changing domain landscape?

15:00 Plenary: outcome of break-out session discussions

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 EU Policy Update

16:30 The future of the domain name industry – open mic session

17:00 End

Brandable domain name sales week 32: LiveWell.com, Profix.com, Toha.com

With Uniregistry now reporting 20 of their top-grossing public sales every week I expect we’re going to see at least a couple of additional five-figure sales making their way into the list. The chart is topped by what most likely is an investor purchase, with LiveWell.com going for a whopping $53,000 at GoDaddy’s expired auctions. This domain name has quite an interesting history as Raymond Hackney from TLD Investors wrote on his blog here.

Here’s this weeks list:

Domain NamePriceWhere
FoodCode.com$10,000Media Code

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:

  • Sarp.com
  • HopeMedia.com
  • CloudFlow.com
  • AllNight.com
  • GreatBear.com
  • GlobalHosting.com
  • Metalis.com
  • Guardnet.com
  • TheCopywriter.com
  • TokenNews.com
  • Kuska.com
  • GreenManagement.com
  • iShared.com
  • Lead360.com
  • BeGrand.com
  • Betac.com
  • EveryBot.com
  • The post Brandable domain name sales week 32: LiveWell.com, Profix.com, Toha.com appeared first on DNgeek.

    Neustar Says Hello.vu As It’s Appointed Registry For Vanuatu’s ccTLD

    Neustar has been appointed as registry operator for Vanuatu’s ccTLD, .vu, by the Office of the Vanuatu Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) following a competitive tender process. Adding .vu to Neustar’s growing stable of TLDs follows their appointment to run India’s ccTLD earlier this year.

    The process of awarding the registry contract started in 2016 when the Vanuatu government passed legislation relating to .vu that would lead to deregulation as well as an upgraded IANA process for redelegation that previously took many years to complete. There had also been deregulation of Vanuatu’s telecommunications space which had seen costs go down by around 80%, so the government was keenly away deregulation could bring benefits. Vanuatu has a population of around 276,000 for the Pacific island east of the northern part of Australia.

    “In seeking a new Registry Operator for the .vu namespace, we sought an organisation that would act as a true partner to TRBR in managing and administering .vu in the interests of the Vanuatu Internet Community, as well as the Internet-using community globally,” said TRBR Regulator, Mr Brian Winji.

    “Neustar’s credentials in TLD operations and marketing, DNS security and performance, policy development and more, uniquely position it to support TRBR in increasing .vu domain name registrations through enhanced promotions, technical innovation and security.”

    “We look forward to working with Neustar in this next stage of .vu’s evolution, and benefiting from Neustar’s demonstrated experience in ccTLD management and strong reputation in the industry as an organisation of integrity and professionalism.”

    Vanuatu’s ccTLD, with around 1,500 to 2,000 registrations, nobody seems to know for sure, has been notable in recent years for a less than stellar service for registrants and it was something the government was keen to improve. The less than stellar service meant the registry wasn’t reliable saw local businesses and others look abroad when registering their domain names. So a consultation process began with various internet groups who were supportive of change and to allow Vanuatu companies and organisations to sell domain names.

    Now, with Neustar Vanuatu Limited, a subsidiary of Neustar, Inc, as a reliable registry operator .vu is looking to expand and will continue to be available to registrants around the world. But now it will be able to add security and stability to having a visually appealing top-level domain to appeal to registrants.

    While the addition of .vu will add little to domains under management, it is undoubtedly of strategic value and will demonstrate that despite their size, Neustar is capable and willing to operate TLDs of any size. Today Neustar operates the back-end technology and marketing for several ccTLDs around the world, including .co (Colombia), .us (United States) and .in (India). In addition, they operate and support a large portfolio of generic TLDs, including the fastest-growing city TLD .nyc, and other high-profile domains like .biz. In total, they support almost 240 TLDs and 15 million domain names around the world.

    GoDaddy’s Aftermarket Approach: Normalizing Premium Domain Acquisitions

    GoDaddy has amassed a significant premium domain name portfolio over the past years via several valuable portfolio acquisitions, and in their next strategic step, GoDaddy created a new position, Senior Premium Domain Name Consultant, with Jebidiah Burnett filling the consultative sales role with his tremendous expertise.

    Given the rising tide of the domain industry and the tipping point we've been discussing in end user education on domain name values, this is a statement for the entire ecosystem.

    With Andrew Rosener joining us, we also discuss insights on the market in general and trends & feedback these two brokers are receiving from their daily interactions with premium domain buyers.

    The worst domain you’ve seen sell for the highest retail

    Today: Where domain investors make most of their sales / Domains with the most inquiries per year / BizApps.com sold for $18,250 / and More…

    Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

    I’m investing in a CVCV.com – Budget: Up to $1,500.00 – Do you own any CVCV.com domain names that fit this investors specifications? If you do and you’re ready to liquidate for some fast capital, this might be an opportunity.

    Buying LLLLL.com (5 letter .com) – Budget: Up to $300.00 – If you have any five-letter .com’s that meet this buyers specified criteria, this may be an opportunity to liquidate for some fast cash.

    Looking for design/tech/wed design domain – Budget: Up to $250.00 – Be sure to check your portfolio for a design, tech, or web design related domain name that meets this buyers guideline. They are ready for a quick and smooth transaction.

    BizApps.com sold for $18,250 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a seven-letter, two-word, .com domain for five-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

    Domains with the most inquiries per year – What’s the most inquiries you have ever had on a domain names and what was the domain? Check out what domains others have a high rate of inquiries for to get an idea of what the market demands are in a niche.

    Where domain investors make most of their sales – Take a peak at what some domain investors are saying the best places to sell a domain name asset is. Are you already using these places?

    The worst domain you’ve seen sell for the highest retail – What is the absolute worst (Zero value) domain name asset that sold for high retail and left you scratching your head wondering how it was possible? Check out what some domain investors are saying.

    The post The worst domain you’ve seen sell for the highest retail appeared first on Domaining Tips.