Breaking News: Ken Hansen to lead co.com Registry

Breaking-News-Ken-Hansen-to-lead-co.com-RegistryHello and Assalamo Alaikum,

I would like to congratulate Ken-Hansen, Gregg McNair and Paul Goldstone for the launch of co.com registry.  Ken Hansen has resigned his position at Neustar to lead this effort as CEO of “Co.com, LLC”, with Ken Hansen as President and Gregg McNair as Chairman

Recently I received press release from Paul Goldstone which I wanted to share with you guys.

Buenos Aires, Argentina, November, 15 2013 – Three well known domain industry leaders have teamed up to launch the co.com registry that will allow users to register the .com domain names they’ve always wanted!  Ken Hansen,(formerly Neustar) will lead the new venture as CEO, joining Paul Goldstone (President), and Gregg McNair (Chairman).

“When Paul asked me to work with him to build a ‘dream team’ for co.com, I immediately thought of Ken Hansen as our leader. Today our CEO is among the most respected and savvy operators in the registry space. Ken’s appointment along with his knowledge and understanding of the co.com opportunity is turning heads in a sea of confusion. To him the co.com solution was so simple and obvious” McNair said.

Sixty-one countries currently offer domain names ending in “co.countrycode” such as co.uk and co.jp, with registrations for those extensions totaling over 11 million.  Additionally, each year over ten million new .com domains are registered.  co.com Registry intends to capitalize on this strong demand, and the current lack of available domains, by opening up a new tract of land in .com.

“The demand for .com names is not going away”, says Hansen.   “We intend to meet that demand by offering short memorable domain names ending in .com”.

The co.com registry will have an open registration policy, meaning that any company, organization or individual will be eligible to register domain names like companyname.co.com, organization.co.com, or anything.co.com.   “I couldn’t be more excited with the team and the future of co.com domains, where users will be able to pick the perfect .com domain to fit their online and branding needs,” said Goldstone.

co.com domain names are expected to become available in the first quarter of 2014. Plans call for a “Sunrise Period” for trademark holders, followed by a first-come-first-serve “Landrush Period”.  Premium domain names like travel.co.com, tickets.co.com, wine.co.com, insurance.co.com and spa.co.com, are also available.

Those who wish to receive launch updates and additional details, as they become available, can subscribe to the email list at www.registry.co.com.  The co.com team is attending ICANN Buenos Aires and is also available to meet with registrars interested in becoming distributors of co.com domains.

About co.com LLC – The co.com domain registry offers businesses, organizations and individuals, short, memorable and recognizable .com domain names, through a worldwide distribution network of domain name registrars and resellers.  co.com LLC is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

MEDIA CONTACTS

Please direct all media inquiries to:
co.com LLC, Public Relations
media@co.com or +1-703-625-6312
www.registry.co.com

I would like to wish them very best and success in everything they do.

Advanced Whois Lookups with Whoisology

Advanced-Whois-Lookups-with-WhoisologyHello and Assalamo Alaikum,

I have been using Webboar.com to find what other domains are owned by someone else and what domains are hosted on any particular nameservers. Recently one of our fellow domainer Edward Smeu shared a new service which is far better than Webboar.com.

You can check this out Whoisology.com where you can type in the email address and bingo! Although it doesn’t show all the domains owned by someone but gives enough number of domains compare to Webboar.com who doesn’t seem to be improving in recent times. Also their support don’t respond at all.

So once the domains are listed you can sort them by letters from the left column. I would love to see the sorting by domain extensions as well. Also when you click on any of the domain you will see it gives more information for each particular field. Let’s say the registrar of the domain AbdulBasit.com is GoDaddy so you can find all those domains registered under that registrar “GODADDY.COM, LLC  (36482487)”. Just click on GoDaddy.com, LLC and result is available in seconds. Same is the case for other detail. You can find domains by creation date, expiration date, whois servers, street name, phone number, fax, etc. This is really helpful if you need some extra detail of someone.

Thanks Edward for sharing this better alternative and hopefully it will be helpful for others.

Feel free to comment if you have previously used this site or would like to give any feedback after using it now

Domain sold through GoDaddy Buy Service

GoDaddy Domain Buy ServiceHello and Assalamo Alaikum everyone,

It was my first and last domain sold through GoDaddy Buy Service. The domain was sold once again in four figures and comes under books niche. Interesting thing about this domain was the previous owner somehow dropped the domain and I grabbed it. I knew they would need back and somehow they contacted me once the domain was under my possession. As they were quite hesitant dealing with any escrow service so they opted GoDaddy Buy Service and I listed there for a fixed price which was agreed through email communication.

As this was my first domain sold through GoDaddy Buy Service I selected wire transfer but it was not accepting my bank account number. It was asking me to enter routing number which is not used in Pakistan. I called them but the support guy wasn’t much educated to help me so I emailed them and got no response either. As I had already entered my PayPal ID so they sent me money on my PayPal even though my first choice was to receive funds through wire. The only positive thing using this Domain Buy Service was to receive exactly the same amount with no deduction under my PayPal account.

I re-send the email to their support but again no response. I would never use this particular service again of GoDaddy again in future and will ask my domain buyers to either chose Escrow.com which is first choice of handling domain sales or send me the payment through wire first before I transfer the domain.

In future I will never use GoDaddy Buy Service ever. I know many of you won’t agree with me because there are no issues in your country, you get routing number easily but in my country there is no routing number as far as I know which I confirmed with several other banks as well once the payment was received by GoDaddy. Although I had entered correct account number they still sent the payment through PayPal. I wonder why there is no field of entering my bank name?

Care to share your experience with GoDaddy Buy Service? No matter it was good or bad but would be nice to let others know.

Parking revenue for September 2013 and DomainNameSales.com update

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum everyone,

It was quite slow month in terms of parking revenue as well as domain inquiries received. I thought it would be a better month since summer holidays have gone and will start seeing some activity but that wasn’t the case last month. Mark from DomainPicks.com was in the same boat as well.

One of my revenue making domain from PPC has declined in the last month and I can see the revenue will be drop a bit more for that particular domain which will have somehow affect on my overall parking revenue. It doesn’t matter much personally but I just wanted to share it. However, I was able to make over US$400 for September 2013. My target was to reach $1,000 for the month of Dec ’13 / Jan ’14 but that seems quite far away. I am still happy the way I am going because my main focus is to buy and sell domains and make side income from them through parking unless they are sold to the right person.

On the other hand, I have been contacted by DomainNameSales.com team member who informed me about the new features and after discussing with him I enabled the dead lead follow-up feature where all the hardworking and intelligent brokers from DNS team giving their 100% on each of my domain inquiries which are not active for the past 30 days. It was really amazing to see that I had received hundreds of inquiries since I have joined them.

If you have your domains parked with DNS and get decent number of inquiries than I would suggest you to enable this follow up service which you can find under your control panel click settings on top and auto assignment, old lead management. From there you can select 30 days, 45 and 60 days. I have selected 30 days which seems good for me.

Although I haven’t done any sale with this follow up feature but it looks really good to see inquirers are responding well and since we have enabled at the end of previous month so it may take some time to get clear picture.

So have you seen fall off in the previous month in terms of domain parking and/or domain inquiries?