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.NYC Announces Best of the Boroughs Contest Winners

October 16th, 2017 Comments off

.NYC announced today the winners of  first-ever “Best of the Boroughs” NYC contest. “The contest was designed to showcase the small businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs across New York’s 5 boroughs that are prospering from the unique opportunities a .nyc web address affords them. “All of the Best of Boroughs winners will be featured in a […]

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Engine.xyz raises $200 million

September 20th, 2017 Comments off

A company operating on a .xyz has raised $200 million according to Bloomberg. A venture fund started by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology called The Engine has financed its first seven companies after raising $200 million from investors.  The selected companies are working in fields such as aerospace, advanced materials, genetic engineering and renewable energy, […]

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.Boston Domain Extension Off To Slow Start With Just 170 Domains Registered in Sunrise

September 18th, 2017 Comments off

Today we received a Press release proudly announcing that over 150 Brands registered a .Boston new gTLD domain in the Sunrise period which was opened to trademark holders and certain rights holders in Boston. The PR has a subtitle “Strong pace with .BOSTON domains! – More than 150 brands getting ready with their .BOSTON web […]

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Travel.Agency does not sell as winning bidder suspended

September 7th, 2017 Comments off

A couple weeks ago we wrote about Travel.Agency being back on Flippa and one bid that met reserve at $2,999. The auction closed at $4,051 but it did not sell as the winning bidder apparently has had their account suspended. There were only 2 bidders: Bidding History Bidder 1 ( suspended ) $4,051 8 days […]

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Radix’s domains and the Startup League RISE in Hong Kong

July 26th, 2017 Comments off

The Startup League sponsored 11 startups on Radix TLDs to exhibit at the RISE Conference 24th July 2017, Hong Kong. Startup League, a unique startup-support program by Radix, offered to give 5 free booths to select startups at the RISE Conference in Hong Kong, held from 11th to 13th July. In addition to this, the […]

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New gTLD .Health Ends Sunrise Period With 287 Registrations

July 10th, 2017 Comments off

The .health registry ended their 60-day Sunrise period on Friday, June 7th, with a total of 287 total applications, none of which were in contention, so there will be no sunrise auctions for .health. All domains will be provisioned on Monday evening, July 10th. Jose Rasco, CEO of dotHealth said: “As an extension, we are […]

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Here is a chance to win $500

July 5th, 2017 Comments off

We are always looking for ways that we can give our readers a chance to make money. From the sales posts, to guess where an auction will close, to the .XYZ $500 giveaway on the meaning of AYDACFU. Here is another opportunity to win $500, this one is going to be a little bit of […]

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.Africa Added Over 1,000 Domain Registrations in Landrush At A Premium Prices Since the Close Of Sunrise

July 5th, 2017 Comments off

  The new domain name extension .Africa has added over 1,000 domain registrations since the close of Sunrise in a period known as Landrush. According to the zone file I pulled today there are over 1,000 new domain names since the Sunrise period closed on June 2nd. July 3rd started the last and cheapest phase […]

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INTA study shows most new gtld registrations are defensive

July 2nd, 2017 Comments off

The International Trademark Association (INTA) conducted a study into new gtld registrations. I thought this was interesting when it came to premium pricing, 15% flatly refuse to pay premium pricing and another 6% pay for top marks only. They uploaded the survey results to the ICANN community wiki From the report: REGISTRATION ACTIVITY IS HEAVILY […]

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“There’s sort of a market, but it’s not very efficient or liquid.”

June 20th, 2017 Comments off

Bloomberg economics editor Peter Coy, wrote a piece on domain names and some of the commentary was interesting. Joseph Cohen, founder of Universe a startup that makes an app for building mobile websites, said “It’s not a true market,” “There’s sort of a market, but it’s not very efficient or liquid.” Coy seems to be […]

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