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Matt Overman on new TLDs – DNW Podcast #253

Why Donuts is repricing many of its premium domains. This week I talk with Matt Overman, the SVP of sales at Donuts, the company that offers 242 domains in new extensions such as .money and .expert. Matt explains why the company is reducing the price on over 1 million new top level domains that are […]

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Chrysler crashes its dot-brand domain names

Company pulls all but one of its dot-brands; other companies join the withdrawing party. Fiat Chrysler is among the companies dropping many of its dot-brand domain names. ICANN published 13 more termination notices for top level domain names that match the brands of their owners. The companies voluntarily decided to terminate their .brand domains. The […]

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A new TLD update with Sandeep Ramchandani – DNW Podcast #248

Sandeep Ramchandani returns to the program to discuss the top level domain market. Radix CEO Sandeep Ramchandani discusses the current state of new top level domain names from his perspective. We discuss how much premium domains should cost, if domains under management is the right metric, switching costs of domains, and much more. It’s an […]

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Radix: $1.36M premium revenue in first half of 2019

Company’s premium revenue stays on track in 2019. Domain name registry Radix pulled in $1.36 million in premium revenue during the first half of 2019, almost the exact same amount it generated in the second half of last year. $0.52 million of that was from the registration of 619 new premium domains and the rest […]

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Donuts to increase domain prices in October

Most of Donuts’ domains will be more costly soon. Domain name registry Donuts is raising prices October 1. On average, prices for standard domain registrations will increase 7%. Premium domain prices will remain unchanged. Of Donuts’ 241 top level domains, 16 will remain unchanged and 220 will increase by 6% to 9%. Some domain names […]

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New TLDs, five years in

  It was five years ago this month that the first domains under the new top level domain (nTLD) program started rolling out to consumers. The first Latin script general availability domains came out in early February 2014. Remember .guru? .Plumbing? Yeah, that was a long time ago. Here’s how I’d sum up the first […]

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A prediction: new TLD registrations will drop in 2019

A drop in total registrations will be a healthy sign of a maturing market. This week I published my annual predictions podcast episode featuring 19 predictions for 2019. Here’s another prediction for 2019: the number of registered domain names in new top level domains will decrease. But this is actually a good thing, as I’ll […]

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Registry websites for former FFM top level domains are all down

Registry sites with contact information have gone dark. The registry websites for top level domain names that were formerly owned by Famous Four Media are all down. Famous Four Media’s domains are now part of a portfolio owned by Global Registry Services (GRS) Ltd after some sort of investor revolt, as outlined at Domain Incite. […]

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What new TLD registrar data can tell you about the health of a namespace

Which registrars are top for a domain can help explain TLD growth. It can be difficult to judge the success of a top level domain based on the number of registrations. Unfortunately, that’s all we usually have. But digging down just one level can give a hint about the quality of a namespace’s registrations. Take […]

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Will .Amazon ever see the light of day? There’s some movement.

Amazon region countries reject $5 million gift card but ICANN pushes forward to help Amazon.com get .Amazon top level domain name. Amazon.com’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) long battle to get rights to run the .Amazon top level domain name might still pay off, but countries that are part of the Amazon region continue to play hardball. On […]

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