Domain Names Tied to Standard Economic Indicators, According to First Ever Domain Price Index

July 13, 2011 by · Comments Off on Domain Names Tied to Standard Economic Indicators, According to First Ever Domain Price Index 

Hosting ServicesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sedo, the leading online domain marketplace and monetization provider, today announced the launch of IDNX, the industry’s first standardized domain price index. Developed by economist and internet entrepreneur Thies Lindenthal, IDNX uses real estate economic methodology to provide investors with critical insight into the current market value of domains, domain industry trends, and the risk to return ratio of domains as a financial asset.

By indexing more than 200,000 domain transactions over a six year period, IDNX exhibits the strong correlation with standard economic indicators, suggesting that domains are as much an economic asset as real estate, stocks or shares. By allowing comparison to other financial indicators such as the NASDAQ or the stock price of internet giant Google, IDNX clearly shows that the trend lines for these indices follow the same path as the trend line for the domain market. Read more

VeriSign Reports On Domain Name Numbers

February 18, 2009 by · Comments Off on VeriSign Reports On Domain Name Numbers 

Webmaster NewsMountain View, CA – The Internet added 24 million new domain names in 2008, according to the fourth quarter 2008 Domain Name Industry Brief published by VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world.

The year 2008 ended with a total base of 177 million domain name registrations across all of the Top Level Domains (TLDs). This represents 16 percent growth over the previous year. In the fourth quarter of 2008, more than 10.1 million new domain names were registered across all TLDs. The composition of the domain name industry and rank order in terms of base size remained consistent in the fourth quarter. The five largest TLDs in terms of base size were .com, .cn (China), .de (Germany), .net, and .org. Read more