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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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Breaking: Domain name company Donuts Inc. acquired by private equity firm Abry Partners

PE snaps up company that manages nearly 240 top level domain names. Abry Partners, a private equity firm that has completed $77 billion in transactions since it was founded in 1989, is acquiring new top level domain name company Donuts, Inc. Terms of the deal and the expected closing date were not disclosed. Donuts operates […]

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.Best top level domain sold to entrepreneur who wants to make it a cryptocurrency play

Adding crypto to a new TLD? Why not. PeopleBrowsr has sold the top level domain name .best to The Best SAS, a Paris based company led by Cyril Fremont. According to a release, .best will become “a core component of a core component of a decentralized search optimized social network, where participants will be rewarded […]

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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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