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Radix publishes second time renewal data for some TLDs

Second-anniversary renewals in three domains were 77%. Radix Registry, a new top level domain name company with nine top level domain names, has reported second-anniversary renewal rates for its three most popular top level domain names. The company said that overall renewal rates for the second renewal on .online, .tech and .site domain names registered […]

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The .ART Premium Name Model: Four Months In

[Editor’s note: I have been critical of both the number of .art domain names with premium prices and the number of tiers. In this article, Kurt Pritz, Member of the Strategic Planning Board and Operations team member for .art, provides an update on how the strategy is working. There are currently about 15,000 .art domain […]

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.Boston domain names enter general availability today

Standard registration fees are near .com prices. The days of many notable top level domain names entering general availability are long gone, but there’s a noteworthy launch today: .Boston. Domain names ending in .boston will be available today starting at 16:00 UTC, which is noon EDT. Standard prices are fairly low; GoDaddy is charging $11.99 […]

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.NYC’s most trafficked websites are actually legit

40 are in Alexa’s Top Million, and they are real websites. Since most sites that use new top level domain names are relatively new, you wouldn’t expect to find many that get a lot more traffic than well-established .com sites. Typically, when I use DomainPunch’s Top 1 Million Alexa tool and search for specific new […]

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Country Bias in new top level domains

Hundreds of new domain endings (nTLDs) are registered all over the world. Millions of domains altogether. Some nTLDs are spread almost uniformly across the globe, whereas other suffixes tend – for whatever reason – to concentrate in a handful of countries or even in a single nation. Of course, a big country such as the USA […]

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Donuts tries the dirt-cheap domain model

Majority of Donuts’ domain names will cost less than $10 for the first year. New top level domain name company Donuts initially held out on offering low first-year prices for its domain names. Then, it started testing it across some of its domains. Apparently, the numbers are working out. It’s extending cheap first year pricing […]

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