Epik #domain registrations : #Boston is getting closer to #Africa

The beauty of new gTLDs: they can grow in separate verticals, registered by a common subset of registrants. For example, domain investors from Africa might also register .Boston domains, due to the city’s cultural appeal as a New England metropolis. Back in November, we pointed out how fast dot .Boston grew, thanks to the apparent […]

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Domain zone file processors under-reporting .Boston numbers

There seems to be a large gap between the reported numbers for dot .Boston, and the actual number of domain registrations. As we reported yesterday, dot .Boston had a nice first day with more than 2,000 registered .Boston domains. These numbers came directly from the .Boston Registry, MMX. However, domain-tallying web sites, ntldstats and namestat, […]

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Dot .Boston surpasses 2,000 domain registrations on general availability day

The dot .Boston gTLD is the latest city domain to enter general availability. Less than 8 hours later, it has surpassed 2,000 domain registrations, we were told. Victor Pitts of MMX, the Registry behind dot .Boston, highlighted the launch’s quick rise, earlier today: “We are LIVE with .BOSTON registrations. 1400 domains registered in 1st 120 […]

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Father Domainicus: Burn in hell, Boston tragedy domain registrants!

Greetings and salutations, to my faithful domainer brothers and sisters; this is Father Domainicus with a special message about the city of Boston. As jubilant as I am on this fine Sunday, regarding the capture of the Boston marathon bomber, I am dismayed by the unethical behavior of some people in the domainer community. The […]

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Disaster domain registrants: Who are they and why they do it

Tragic events that involve human loss, such as the Boston marathon bombing, attract certain types of domain registrants like bees to honey. Some of them do it to benefit financially, by attempting to hold the domain until a book or a movie comes out. Others believe that they’d profit from a quick flip, as if […]

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