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DNA’s First Official “State of the Domains” Newsletter Now Published Completely in Chinese!

December 19th, 2014 Comments off
TLD Registry the company behind Dot Chinese Online and Dot Chinese Website, have released a Mandarin version of the State of the Domains quarterly publication that is published by the Domain Name Association. They published on their website: TLD Registry is extremely proud to be responsible for the full layout and design of the Domain […]
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Did NamesCon Buy DomainFest.com?

December 15th, 2014 Comments off
I was going through the schedule for the Namescon conference taking place in January 2015 at Las Vegas and found this session: Sunday, January 11 • 10:00am – 10:15am (which is the 1st day of NameCon) “Welcome to DomainFest @NamesCon! “ Namescon unlike any previous domain conference that I’m aware of is allowing people to […]

After 7 Years, This Is Where Thedomains.com Has Been & Where it’s Going

December 12th, 2014 Comments off
Our first post was made on December 4th, 2007 so amazingly enough we have been hard at work over here at thedomains.com for 7 years. I have no idea where the time has gone, but it went, and a lot of it. We have published over 7,700 posts and just under 85,000 comments. We have […]

New Poll Says 25% Think Organic Co. Should Have .Organic Domain: But Only 396 Have Been Registered

December 11th, 2014 Comments off
.ORGANIC domain operator Afilias today announced the results of a poll in which “nearly 70% of respondents believe that some companies are misrepresenting themselves as “organic” to command a premium price, and 60% would like a reliable way to distinguish real organic providers online from the pretenders. That’s why almost 60% of respondents claimed they […]

1st Day New gTLD Totals .immo 5,274; .Business 3,292; .Software 3,068; .Network 3,055; .Pizza 1,272; .Auction 1,056

December 11th, 2014 Comments off
6 New gTLD’s went into their first day of General Availability (GA) yesterday where they could be registered on a first come, first served basis. Including all domain names registered during the Sunrise Period by trademark holders and in the Early Access Period (EAP) for those who were willing to pay a one time fee […]

Domain Investor Chad Folkening Interviewed By Inc.com

December 10th, 2014 Comments off
Inc.com just published an interview with Domain investor Chad Folkening entitled “Domain Pro Spills Secrets for Scoring a Prize URL” The subtitle of the story is “Chad Folkening has sold domain names to Google, Cisco, and Amazon. Here’s how–and when–he thinks you should buy yours” The story was written by Christine Lagorio, who also authored […]

NetworkWorld: Companies Switching Back To .Com After Seeing Their New Domains Fall Flat

December 9th, 2014 Comments off
A really interesting story just got published by NetworkWorld.com, entitled “Companies are movin’ on up to .com domain names” with the subtitle “More businesses are investing in the tried-and-true .com after seeing their efforts with new domain names fall flat.” “I’ve noticed a number of companies movin’ on up to prime online real estate by […]

Namescon Registrations Pass 500; Double From Last Year At This Time

December 8th, 2014 Comments off
According to the conference organizers, NamesCon has broken 500 pre-registered attendees which is double the number of attendees registered at this time last year. NamesCon will be held in Las Vegas January 11th-14th at the Tropicana Hotel and Conference Center. The NamesCon seems to be on track to exceed 800+ attendees this year. RightoftheDot.com will […]

Nissan Files 12 Separate URS Cases On New gTLD’s Spending Over 50% The Cost Of What A Block Would Have Cost

December 8th, 2014 Comments off
Nissan which sold Z.com for $6.8 million dollars a few weeks ago filed 12 separate Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) cases with the National Arbitration Forum over the weekend. For about 3K per brand, or $9K Nissan could have bought a block with Donuts which would have blocked any of new gTLD domain name in these […]

NameJet.com Updates Its Term Of Use

December 5th, 2014 Comments off
Namejet.com updated its Terms of Use today. If you haven’t seen it already you will be required to accept the terms of use before you will be allowed to access your NameJet.com account. We have highlighted some language which you should particular note “Before you may become a user of any NameJet service, you must […]