When You’re Hot, You’re Hot!


You might say, Mike Berkens of TheDomains(dot)com and RightOfTheDot(dot)com is HOT! After selling over 70,000 of his domains to Godaddy. We have an update: (Godaddy paid about $500 per domain to acquire Michael Berkens’ domain name portfolio. GoDaddy filed its annual report with the SEC today, and it confirms that the company paid $35.5 million to acquire Michael Berkens’ domain name portfolio.) Additionaly, Mr Berkens was in Las Vegas for the domain conference, NamesCon, where he purchased the singular of a plural domain that he already owned for $16,000. While still on the auction floor he flipped them both to a buyer for a cool $60,000. Like I said, “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot! Isn’t domaining fun? If you are Mike Berkens you’re sure having fun.

How many new Dot Com’s by 2017?


The final count of the number of registered domain names for January 1, 2016 is 123,963,640 according to Verisign.
As of Dec. 31, 2014, the number of .Com registrations were 115.6 million names. So the number of .Com’s increased some 7 Million in 2015 or over 7%. How many .Com’s will be registered by next year, 1/1/17? Info per TheDomains.com