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May’s hottest domain name stories

New TLDs, Frank Schilling and .org among popular stories last month.

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Here’s a look back at what caught the most attention on Domain Name Wire last month.

1. More and more companies are using new TLDs – There’s more use than before, but numbers games at some registrars is obscuring it.

2. GoDaddy assigns $88.5 million value to Frank Schilling’s domain portfolio – The accounting value is about $235 per domain.

3. New site shows available one-word domain namesListen to a podcast interview with the student who created the site.

4. .Org registry sale officially terminated – It’s official now. And PIR wants to remind challengers that it will retain the contract to run it.

5. GoDaddy is paying $218 million for Neustar’s registry business – GoDaddy revealed the price for acquiring the registry business in its quarterly filing.

Podcasts

#287 – I interview the creator of OneWord.Domains and talk about a few issues in the domain industry. (Listen)

#286 – Adrian Kinderis discusses his long history in the domain business and the challenges of operating a new top level domain. (Listen)

#285 – Zak Muscovitch and I talk about the U.S. Supreme Court hearing about domains and trademarks, and direct what happened to the .org deal. (Listen)

#284 – Mark Andre explains how he built and sold four blogs for over $1 million. (Listen)

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