Uniregistry in 2017 : Price increase from Verisign, gTLD deals and NamesCon

Uniregistry sent out an email to its members, notifying them about what’s coming up at the beginning of 2017. First, the “bad” news: Verisign increases its pricing for .net, and Uniregistry will match that price increase as well. The price increase takes place on February 1st. With that in mind, there are some great deals […]

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New gTLDs kick ass : Radio.Garden brings you live music from around the world

For over two years, the proliferation of new gTLDs has been delivering freedom from the constrains of the old school trifecta, .COM, .NET and .ORG. Every day, new extensions that match the focus, industry and function of the keyword that leads the TLD become functional web sites. One of the least known new gTLDs is […]

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Frank Schilling and how search engines are killing “clever URLs”

A balanced article on new gTLDs at The Atlantic is tapping Frank Schilling’s feedback, among that of other domain investors. Titled, “How Search Engines Are Killing Clever URLs,” the article focuses on the current state of affairs regarding the adoption of new gTLDs by the general public. Cyrus Namazi, an executive technocrat at ICANN, acknowledges […]

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New gTLD dot .ART opens to trademark holders; early domain adopters ready to launch

A new gTLD about art, dot .ART, became available today to trademark holders. Art and cultural entities with ICANN-registered trademarks can register dot .ART domains until February 2017. According to the official schedule, arts-related not-for-profits, museums, institutions, galleries, artists and established members of the art world can register domains from February 2017 until May. Anyone […]

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Ricks.Blog : Rick Schwartz grabs new gTLD domain – returning to blogging?

The Domain King, Rick Schwartz, might be preparing for a glorious comeback to blogging; Ricks.blog is the latest domain registration we could find. By acquiring Ricks.blog from Automattic, Rick Schwartz indicates the importance he places in new gTLDs. In 2010, Rick registered Rick.co as well, a domain that forwards to DomainKing.com. Incidentally, another .Blog domain […]

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Verisign Thanksgiving shocker : Rights to .turkey gTLD acquired for eight figures!

Verisign, managers of .com and .net top level domains, has acquired the rights to dot .turkey as well. .Turkey, a new generic top level domain about Thanksgiving, is aimed at American and Canadian domain investors, primarily. “Spending more than $100 million for a .turkey gTLD might seem extraordinary for some, but to us is a […]

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Father Domainicus : Have you received the Evangelion about .Blog domains?

Greetings and salutations, my domain brothers and sisters – this is Father Domainicus on a chilly, nippy Sunday here in Florida. As it has been the custom for many years now, as a servant of the Domain Church I am often asked questions by domain investors. Regardless of whether these inquiries involve our domainer faith, […]

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New gTLDs break the 25 million domain registration barrier

The total number of new gTLD domains has now surpassed 25 million registrations; the milestone indicates strong demand. Currently, the top 10 chart of new gTLD registrations appears as follows: .xyz 6,548,577 domains .top 4,172,918 domains .win 1,058,490 domains .wang 1,043,456 domains .club 846,330 domains .site 534,449 domains .vip 499,320 domains .bid 487,074 domains .online 476,794 domains .link 404,863 domains A recent, […]

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Parents : Don’t spank your kids if they register new gTLD domains

Millennials make choices differently than their parents, particularly in technology and that includes domain names. The new generation is growing up in a world that embraces many different TLDs, not just .com, .net and .org. Parents need to understand that, when they decide to discipline their kids for being different! A recent incident involving an […]

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Poll : Why some domainers hate gTLD domains?

Hate is a strong word, but some domain investors really hate gTLD domains. Already pushing 25 million registrations, gTLD domains were introduced by ICANN in early 2014, to expand the Internet namespace. After years of extensive lobbying by ICANN, the roll-out of gTLD domains has allowed individuals, businesses, brands and even investors to find the […]

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Dot .Games : Domain stats a month after general availability

Dot  .Games, the new gTLD for gamers, game creators and enthusiasts, just turned 30 days old. RightSide gave its newest gTLD full support, promoting it at events such as Twitchcon. In our opinion, dot .Games is the winner in the gallant battle against the singular, dot .Game. According to stats provided by RightSide, almost 7,000 […]

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Sedo partners with Boston Ivy registry to hold premium domain auction

Sedo is partnering with Boston Ivy, the domain registry managing a total of six gTLDs related to finance. In an announcement today, Sedo stated that they will be holding premium domain auctions for four of these gTLDs: .markets, .trading, .forex and .broker.  The premium domain auction platform can be accessed via bostonivy.auction. The full press […]

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