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Minds + Machines acquires .XXX top level domain operator ICM Registry

New TLD portfolio company adds four domain names to its portfolio. MMX (also known as Minds + Machines) announced today that it is acquiring ICM Registry, which operates the .xxx, .adult, .porn and .sex top level domain names. MMX will pay $10.0 million cash plus 225,000,000 shares, which have a value today of $31.0 million. […]

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The challenges of new TLDs with Tobias Sattler – DNW Podcast #177

A first-hand account of selling new top level domains. What is it like integrating and selling new top level domain names as a registrar? On today’s podcast we talk with Tobias Sattler, the CIO for United Domains, a registrar with 1.6 million domains under management and around 10% of these in new TLDs. Tobias talks […]

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.App domains are coming: Q&A with Google

You’ll soon be able to register whatever.app. Here’s what you need to know. Google paid $25 million three years ago for rights to run the .App top level domain name and it’s finally ready to offer it to consumers. While the original application said the domain would only be available to verified app developers, Google […]

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Christa Taylor talks domains – DNW Podcast #173

An in-depth discussion on the state of new top level domains. What makes for a good top level domain name? Well, it starts with the ABIC test. Christa Taylor of dotTBA has helped many companies apply for, plan for and/or launch top level domain names. This puts her in a unique position of seeing new […]

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Meet the man who spent $500k on Home.loans – DNW Podcast #171

Hear why Blake Janover paid $500k for home.loans. Blake Janover just paid $500,000 to buy home.loans, a record price paid for a domain under new top level domain names. Is he crazy? Hear his story and listen to Blake explain his rationale for buying the domain name. Also: Crazy .club price, profitable domain company, UDRP […]

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#8 of 2017: Brands lukewarm to dot-brand domain names

This is the third in a series covering the top stories on DNW in 2017, as ranked by pageviews. The seventh most-viewed story on DNW in 2017 was about McDonald’s bailing on the new top level domain name program. The company had applied to operate .mcd and .mcdonalds. In the summer it informed ICANN that […]

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Radix to generate $12 million revenue in 2017

New TLD company discloses some financial results. New top level domain name company Radix announced today that it will generate $12 million or more in revenue in 2017. The company has $11.7 million in revenue up until the end of November. According to a release, more than 50% of the revenue is from non-premium domain […]

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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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