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Nobel Prize winner has connection to new top level domains

Nobel Prize winner in economics helped create the private auction format for new top level domain name contention sets. Did you see that video this week of a man and his wife trying to wake up his neighbor to tell him he won the Nobel Prize in economics? The man in the video, Robert Wilson, […]

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MMX might have incorrectly recognized revenue

Company might have improperly recognized $1.0 million. New top level domain name company MMX announced that it might have incorrectly recognized revenue from a contract. According to the announcement, the MMX Board is commencing a formal investigation to determine whether the revenue was correctly recognized. The investigation is related to a contract that was entered […]

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It’s on .Fox – DNW Podcast #306

How entertainment company Fox is using its .Fox top level domain. Many companies acquired a brand-matching new top level domain, but few have put them to extensive use. Fox has recently started using its dot-brand domain more, and it could be a role model for other companies. On today’s show, Fox’s Crews Gore discusses why […]

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MMX revenue drops in first half but quality improves

One-off sales go to nearly zero in the first half of 2020. Domain name registry company MMX (London AIM: MMX) reported earnings for the first half of 2020. Revenue and profit were down compared to the first half of 2019, but the makeup of the revenue seemed to improve. Gross revenue came in at $8.4 […]

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Accounting firms can now apply for .CPA domains

Firms can now apply for domains similar to their company name. American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and its CPA.com unit have launched an application process for early access to .CPA domain names. This process is different from sunrise and a separate non-Trademark-Clearinghouse trademark phase the organization is running. Only CPA firms — not […]

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The most popular second level domains for dot-brands

Home leads the way, but companies are also using them for hiring. One of the nagging questions about dot-brand top level domains that match trademarks is what second level domains companies will use. We all know that the home page for Fox is Fox.com. But if the company were to switch to .Fox, how would […]

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Domain name company Radix posts $21 million revenue in 2019

Profits surge 54% in the latest year. New top level domain name company Radix generated over $21 million in revenue in 2019, growing 26% compared to 2018. Net profit grew 54% year-over-year, and the company says that Q4 was its strongest quarter so far. These numbers are net of all discounts and rebates. The company […]

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Radix premium domain revenue jumps in second half of 2019

Premium revenue takes a leg up at Radix. New top level domain name company Radix disclosed details of its premium domain name sales in the second half of 2019. Overall, the company generated $1.67 million in revenue during the period. This was up 22% from the first half of the year, and about the same […]

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XYZ to launch five top level domains this year

.Quest is next up on the company’s launch schedule. The rollout of new top level domains has slowed to a trickle these days, but one company continues to bring the domains to market. New top level domain name company XYZ says it has acquired five top level domain names that it plans to launch in […]

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Jimmy Wales goes with .social for new social network

Wikipedia founder uses a two-letter .social domain. Whether you think it’s a good idea or not, the truth is that some people and companies are opting for new top level domains rather than .com. The latest high profile example is Jimmy Wales, creator of Wikipedia. He chose WT.social for his new social network called WikiTribune. […]

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