As reported on ElliotsBlog.com, .XXX Sunrise period which originally was to end today, has been extended until Monday, October 31st, 4pm EST. Also reported is they have received over 70,000 pre-registration requests. At roughly $200 each that is $14 million, WOW!
For those of you that don’t know if the Sunrise period is for you, watch this short 2:46 minute video for a better understanding. Then head over to Domain.xxx for more information on where and how to register.
And instead of repeating what others have written about on the .XXX Sunrise, here are some interesting articles to check out.
I just received the following email from Mason Cole, Oversee.net VP of Communications & Industry Relations.
I am confirming the departure of Jeff Kupietzky from his executive role with Oversee at the end of August. After five years with the company and the last two and a half years as CEO and President, Jeff has elected for personal reasons to relocate his family to Israel. The day-to-day operations and strategic vision for Oversee will be led by the company’s Co-Presidents, Debra Domeyer and Scott Morrow. They are supported by an operating committee which includes CFO Liz Murray, and General Counsel Todd Greene.
“On behalf of the Board and all Oversee employees, I thank Jeff for his service to the company,” said Board Chairman and Oversee co-founder Lawrence Ng. “He successfully navigated the company through some difficult challenges and positioned it as an industry leader. We all wish him the best of luck in his new home and as he continues his successful career.” Mr. Ng also expressed his confidence in the company’s leadership: “We feel extremely fortunate to have such a talented team of executives who are well respected throughout the industry. We are extremely confident in their knowledge and capabilities, as well as their passion to lead us to our next chapter of growth.”
This is now at least the sixth Oversee executive to leave the company within the past 8 months. Jeff Kupietzky joins Ryan Berryman, Jack Nelson, Peter Celeste, Rob McClinton and Monte Cahn.
The big news in the domaining community today is that .CO has sold it’s 1,000,000th web address.
Here is the statement released by .CO this morning.
“.CO Internet S.A.S., the official registry operator for the .CO domain, announced today that it has reached the landmark one millionth .CO domain name registration. Less than one year from the global launch of .CO in July of 2010, individuals, organizations and businesses in more than 200 countries have registered .CO web addresses.”
At an estimated $26.99 per registration, .CO reaches just shy of $27 million. Add the single character sales and premium .CO owned sales, then we are easily in over $30 million.
What ingredients have taken them where they are today:
$5,000,000 initial investment
CEO – Juan Calle (it starts at the top, read all about Juan on dnjournal.com)
Director of Marketing – Lori Anne Wardi (one the hardest working individuals in our industry)