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Interview with The Man Behind The Data at Namebio – Michael Sumner

July 26th, 2016 Comments off

Today we are talking with Michael Sumner programmer extraordinaire at Namebio. In addition to his duties at Namebio, Michael works with Nat Cohen at Telepathy and manages his own domain portfolio. Q1) What got you started in the domain industry? I’ve been programming since my early teens, and I joined NamePros in 2007 hoping to […]

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Guest Post: .WS Goes To China

July 18th, 2016 Comments off

This is a guest post by Alan Ezeir who is the Founder & President of Global Domains International, Inc which owns and operates the .WS registry which is the ccTLD of Samoa.  I found it an interesting read not just for .WS domains but for all short domains in China. The following was written by […]

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All in All Trust in Domaining Looks Good

July 11th, 2016 Comments off

We have written about how much domain industry participants believe what they read and hear. The numbers were mixed with a fair number of people coming in around 50%. A recent study published by the Pew Research Center shows that trust is down all over the place. For those who get news from social media […]

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Rick Schwartz Comes In First for Greatest Domainer of All Time

July 10th, 2016 Comments off

Greatest Domainer of All Time ? Two years ago when we asked who was Greatest Domainer of All Time ? Frank Schilling was the runaway winner. Fast forward to today and Rick Schwartz wins going away. Rick garnered 36% of the vote, 98 out of 273 votes. Frank Schilling was 29 behind at 69. Yun […]

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Phil Corwin Of The ICA To Speak At Heritage Foundation Event On ICANN With Ted Cruz

July 6th, 2016 Comments off

Phil Corwin from the Internet Commerce Association (ICA),  of which we are a Gold Member of, is speaking at a Heritage Foundation event on ICANN taking place from 3-4:30 pm tomorrow along with Senator Ted Cruz. The event is entitled: What Are the Concerns about Ending the U.S. Contractual Relationship with ICANN? The event will […]

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Is The .Party Over? The Domain Extension Loses Over 50% of it’s Registrations In Past Month

June 30th, 2016 Comments off

The domain name extension .Party has been losing thousands of domain name registrations a day over the last few weeks. The new gTLD domain extension .party launched in February 2015. However in May 2015, after just 5,600 domain names had been registered, Alpnames.com offered free .party domain name registrations, then offered deeply discounted .$49 registrations, […]

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The First Month Of .VIP (infographic); 418,000 Domains; $6M+ Revenue

June 27th, 2016 Comments off

A new infographic was just released on the first 30 days of the new gTLD .VIP and what a 30 days it was. Over 418,000 registrations, total billings exceeded $6 million dollars, and 48 .VIP domain names have sold at auction with an average selling price of almost $23,000. The infographic has plenty of information […]

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Donuts Offers To Buy All Of Rightside new gTLD’s For $70 Million Cash

June 24th, 2016 Comments off

Donuts Inc., publicly announced its interest in acquiring Rightside Group, Ltd.’s (NAME) entire registry of generic top-level domains (gTLDs, also known as domain extensions) and related assets for $70 million in an all-cash deal. According to a press release out today, Donuts said “this move is in keeping with Donuts’ stated strategy of expanding its […]

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Rightside Hits 52 Week High on 10X It’s Average Volume

June 15th, 2016 Comments off

Share of Rightside (NAME) hit a 52 week high today on big volume. Shares closed at $9.31 + $.23 as shares hit a 52 week intra-day high of $9.51 on 265,271. The 90 moving average daily volume is only 23,497 The market cap of Rightside at today’s close is 178.75 Million. The 52 week low […]

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New gTLD .Store Winds Up With 1st day Total Of 22,682

June 15th, 2016 Comments off

The new gTLD .Store went into general availability (GA) yesterday by Radix, where it could be registered on a 1st come, 1st served basis. After the 1st day of GA including the 600+ registrations by trademark holders in Sunrise and those domain name registered for an extra fee in the Early Access Program, .Store wound […]

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