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Chinese Are 9 of Top 10 Biggest Registrants of New gTLD’s; Top 10 Own Over 10% Of All New gTLD’s

April 9th, 2017 Comments off

I was looking at ntldstats.com checking out the top registrants of new gTLD’s and of the top 10 biggest registrants of new gTLD’s 9 are from China. Moreover the top 10 registrants account for over 3.2 million registrations of new gTLD’s. According to ntldstats.com there are 29,194,819 new gTLD’s registered, meaning that the top 10 […]

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Can the Domain King’s success be replicated in the future ?

April 2nd, 2017 Comments off

Rick Schwartz made his triumphant comeback to domain commentary by getting on Twitter and filling up everyone’s timeline with domaining anecdotes, tips, and a few rants. One of the takeaways from Rick’s tweets in March was that he believes people can replicate his success today. He believes for every advantage he had in the past […]

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With Almost 10% Of New gTLD Registrations In Upcoming Delete Status; The Peak Of 28.8M May Stand Until .Web

March 29th, 2017 Comments off

According to ntldstats.com almost 10% of all registered new gTLD domain names are in upcoming delete status; meaning for at least a while new G’s domain name may have peaked out. On  March 24, 2017 the number of new gTLD domain registrations sat at 28,854,146. As of yesterday the number is 28,818,819. However the number […]

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Rick Schwartz “If u want to sell a $100,000 name, u have 2 buy one BEFORE it is a $100,000 name”

March 28th, 2017 Comments off

So quite the discussion yesterday on Twitter with Rick outlining his parameters for names he hopes to sell for $100,000.   If u want to sell a $100,000 name, u have 2 buy one BEFORE it is a $100,000 name. MUST recognize elements that make that possible. #Domains — Rick Schwartz (@DomainKing) March 27, 2017 […]

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Sophomore Jinx ?

March 27th, 2017 Comments off

Dominic Belley who I interviewed last year around this same time, detailed his second year in the business with a post on Namepros. Dominic points out that year 2 was not as good as his rookie season. By detailing his second year he does newcomers a great service in my opinion. Here is his post: […]

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Do you believe domaining will still be a viable business in 2027 ?

March 22nd, 2017 Comments off

I did a little poll last week about this and wanted to also get a snapshot here on the blog. Plus people have more than 140 characters to explain their position. In that limited sample size of 41 votes, 76% voted yes. Do you believe domaining will still be a viable business in 2027 ? […]

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So everyone’s full of shit ?

March 15th, 2017 Comments off

Let mebe clear there are scam artists, charlatans and snake oil salespeople in the domain industry. Fact ! I do believe that each situation and or person needs to be looked at individually and you should have something to substantiate your claims. Over the last couple days there was a thread that questioned Mike Mann’s […]

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What company do you trust the most in the domain industry ?

March 8th, 2017 Comments off

You deal with a lot of companies in the domain game, from registrars to registries, escrow companies and aftermarket sites to hosting companies and parking/web development. Which company do you trust the most and why ? Comments that do not answer that question and that question alone, will be removed.

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Epik acquires Undeveloped.com

March 7th, 2017 Comments off

It looks like Epik has acquired Undeveloped.com, a blog post on Undeveloped.com said the following: Undeveloped has joined Epik.com! Today we are very pleased to announce that Undeveloped is joining forces with Epik.com, a US based full-service registrar! Undeveloped will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Epik Holdings Inc group of companies executing […]

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Don’t allow IGO’s to block your rights to defend your domain names

February 28th, 2017 Comments off

George Kirikos posted information on an ICANN comment period that could have significant impact on domain investors, especially those holding valuable names like LL.com and LLL.com. Essentially IGO’s or Intergovernmental organizations want to find ways to get their hands on valuable digital real estate. The working group is especially seeking comments on how to deal […]

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