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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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.Store turns 1 an illustrated look back

June 15th, 2017 Comments off

.Store has reached it’s one year anniversay, Radix (a sponsor here) published an infographic taking a look back.   STORE already boasts of 25+ leading brands that are using their .STORE domain name actively. From global players like www.emirates.store to known brands in the sports & entertainment industry like www.f1.store, www.dudeperfect.store, www.backtothefuture.store and www.nba.store, the […]

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New gTLD .Africa Closes It’s Sunrise Period With Over 930 Domain Registrations

June 5th, 2017 Comments off

The long awaited and much contested new domain extension .Africa just closed its Sunrise period on June 2nd and according to the zone file there are over 930 domain name registrations. It appears a Sunrise domain name cost somewhere around $200 depending on the registrar. The Sunrise period is opened to those trademark holders registered […]

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2017 New Domain Research & Tactics

June 1st, 2017 Comments off

Sempo did a hangout on new gtlds and uploaded it to You Tube, some of the participants included, Jeff Sass from Dot Club,Kevin Rowe Rowe Digital, Tony Kirsch Neustar and Bill Hartzer. Jeff Sass started out and stressed that the new gtlds are words with actual meaning and this could play apart in helping marketers […]

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Homes.Forsale and Houses.Forsale sell for $90,000

May 23rd, 2017 Comments off

Robert Bruce a self described expert in online marketing strategies, wrote an article on Entrepreneur.com that he purchased two .forsale domains for $90,000 in total. From the article: The startup I’m currently building aims to modernize real estate marketing, and is scheduled to launch this summer. To position myself in the market, I opted for […]

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.Art Gets 3K Domain Registrations on 1st Day of General Availability

May 11th, 2017 Comments off

According to the .Art registry during the first 24 hours of general availability which started yesterday, over 3,000 .Art domain names were purchased/registered. Of those about 95% were “standard” domains  e.g., personal names of people and organizations, while the rest belonged to the .ART inventory of word and word combinations. While the personal names are mostly sold at […]

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Hum: 50K Domains Registered on The New gTLD .Realty at Uniregistry in 2 days; Almost All Under Privacy

April 28th, 2017 Comments off

The new gTLD .Realty which went into general availability on April 24th has 53,705 registered domain names. On the face, it seems like .Realty is off to a great start however of those 53,705 registered domains, 99.43% of them are registered at Uniregistry. The registrar with the 2nd most .Realty registrations is 101domain.com which has […]

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Walden Savings moves from .com to .bank

April 24th, 2017 Comments off

Walden Savings Bank is moving from a .com to a .bank. An article published in RecordOnline.com gave some background and stats on the usage of .bank. Many have not used their .bank domain due to the costs of such things as computer/email systems, marketing materials, etc… From the article: So far, 2,723 banks have registered […]

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Should Queen.dk being going after another domain ?

April 17th, 2017 Comments off

So the owners of Queen.dk have filed a UDRP on Queen.com. By most accounts this is seen as messing with the wrong dog at the pound. Rick Schwartz does not take kindly to people trying to wrongfully take his property. But when you listen to the last 6 years of pro new gtld talk, shouldn’t […]

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Winner of Wix’s SEO Hero challenge explains strategy

April 10th, 2017 Comments off

Walid Gabteni explains how he was able to win the Wix SEO Here Challenge. I am not an expert when it comes to SEO, I know a little but I do know $50,000 is a sweet prize. The strategy that made me the global winner of Wix SEO Hero Challenge Last year in November, Wix, […]

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