Battle of the new gTLDs: .XYZ back on top, as .TOP hits bottom

The fight for the gTLD roster continues, and dot .XYZ is back at the top spot, after losing it temporarily to China-heavy .TOP. Dot .XYZ went through its “cleansing” period, having lost the majority of its penny promo campaign a year later. During that time, it fell to spot #2 and .TOP rose to the […]

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Pseudo crypto : Bitcoin is not anonymous

Are domain investors jumping ship to Bitcoin instead of pouring money into domains? Highly unlikely, as the BTC cryptocurrency is very volatile and offers no protection or long term investment returns, unlike domain names. Any drop in online auction house participation volume is solely the result of current market conditions, and should resume by the […]

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Smart Monday : Domain “snap” went from $69 to $14,488 dollars

Logan Flatt invests in domains, knowing that he can only sell them once. With that in mind, he approaches every inquiry with an end-user buyer in mind, and quotes prices accordingly. In February of this year, Logan bid $69 dollars on SnapNames, for the expired domain SmartMonday.com. According to DomainTools – the ultimate domain tool […]

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Domain red alert : Would a nuclear war with North Korea affect domain investing?

An all-out, nuclear war with North Korea would disrupt most international trade. Traffic restrictions would have to be made, and stock market activity around the world would most certainly plummet. With all that in mind, we thought it be interesting to take the pulse of domain industry professionals, and seek their personal opinion about how […]

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Five myths and facts about the new gTLDs

Assumptions related to the new gTLDs can cost domain investors and entrepreneurs money. Rightside’s Name.com division put together a list of five myths about the new gTLDs, and their matching facts, to help dispel such misconceptions. Myth: Nobody knows that new domains exist Fact: End users are adopting and using new domains as primary website […]

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NamesCon poll results : Domain investors don’t like wearing pants!

A NamesCon 2017 poll’s results about wearing pants while working from home is in; the stats are quite staggering. 78% of large .com portfolio holders don’t wear pants or other lower garments. 11% “free-ball” at least 5 days a week, quite possibly on the weekends too. 10% wear pants or shorts, or Capris, jeans, khakis […]

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“Domain squatters” : The Verge article chastises domain investors with derogatory term

An article at The Verge about how a “hacker” redirected Donald Trump tweets by buying expired domain names, is not exactly friendly towards domain investors. In his article, titled “A Belgian hacker redirected the links in Trump’s old tweets,” Amar Toor, uses the following words to describe domainers: “Domain squatters typically buy up URLs for […]

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Divyank Turakhia and brother Bhavin Turakhia on the cover of Forbes magazine

It’s one successful media appearance after the other, for brothers Divyank Turakhia and Bhavin Turakhia. The Media.net founders have a long history of breaking new ground, appearing on major mainstream publications, in articles and covers. After appearing on the Entrepreneur magazine’s cover, the Turakhia Bros are now on the Indian edition of Forbes! The associated […]

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Editorial : Tough road ahead for domain investors

In June, I promised to post an editorial on the first of each month; life is what happens while one is busy making plans, so two days late it is. Bad news: The road ahead for domain investors is far from covered with rose petals, and I’ll explain why. Many newcomers to the domain industry […]

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TRAFFIC 2008 : Gator disaster almost hit domain conference!

The sad news of a child being dragged by an alligator into the waters, on Disney property, is devastating. The two year old played at night, in an area that resembles a sandy beach, wading in shallow water. The incident brought back memories of a near disaster that occurred in 2008, during the Orlando TRAFFIC […]

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What is the longest .NYC domain name in use?

Earlier today we were challenged by the folks behind Meetup.NYC to find the longest .NYC domain name in existence. The caveat: the domain has to be in use. Lo and behold, we put ZFBot, the ultimate domain research tool, to good use and the results are just in. Nope, it’s not Thenewmillenniumtrainingcenter.nyc as Art Malkov […]

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DNSeattle : Today’s gathering of domainers and domain liquidity

DNSeattle, the domain name entrepreneur and investor meetup in Seattle, is scheduled for today, May 12th. Organized by Mike Cyger and his Domain Sherpa outfit, DNSeattle invites domain professionals to have great discussions on domain investing, accompanied by great food and drinks. Today’s DNSeattle event will cover “Domain name liquidity” matters, featuring Jeffrey Emerick, domain […]

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