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The Uniregistry disaster continues: registrar increases domain retail prices by 62% to 75%

The Uniregistry disaster continues as people as jumping ship as both registry AND now registrar domain name prices are increasing. Uniregistry registrar sent out an email last week to inform current owners of the New gTLD price increase but the email had another bad surprise. I tried to stay out of the Uniregistry mess on …

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Developed.NYC highlights the growing NYC domainscape

(This is a guest post from Matt Gill, owner of Developed.NYC.) When I first came to New York one thing I noticed was how people love to wear the name of their city on their heads, chests, behinds and even on their feet. To be clear I mean regular New Yorkers, not tourists. I just …

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Most paranoid reply to a domain quote!

I got an inquiry for a .com domain name and as usual I send my quote to the interested party from Ohio. What I received was the most paranoid reply and it was not because my price was too high or something like that. Here is the reply: “I decline all interest in such offers …

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Frank Schilling just killed the New gTLD domain name program (Warning!)

Frank Schilling, owner of Uniregistry, just nailed the first nail on the New gTLD coffin. I wonder how the other registries are feeling about this? Yes, I am angry once again even though this price hike does not affect my own New gTLD names. But this affects the whole ICANN New gTLD program. Did Frank …

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My favorite new domain extensions (562 domains in 82 extensions)

Many readers ask me what my favorite new extension is. There is not a definite answer as I strongly believe in good left-right combinations and not so much in individual extensions although it is clear as to what the winning extensions are so far. And no, I don’t judge by registration numbers alone. Some of …

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Rick Schwartz: “Underwater domain investors FORCED to sell cheap.”

Rick Schwartz is not a big fan of New gTLDs as I guess you might have heard over the past few years. He had been very critical on new extensions on his blog but then he stopped blogging. His last blog post was in June 2014. He has only made 1 post (in 3 parts) …

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The usual dilemma! What is the best birthday gift? A domain name or a Sonos system?

So here is the usual dilemma that everybody has. (or may be not!) What should you buy your girlfriend or boyfriend as a birthday gift? Should you buy them a domain name or a Sonos system? So I got an inquiry for a last name .com domain and send back a quote. The guy was …

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OnlineDomain.com hits 1,000,000 page views!

OnlineDomain.com just reached a big milestone. A couple of days back it surpassed 1,000,000 page views. When I started the blog less than 5 years ago I would have never imagined reaching such a number. Readers have made almost 16,000 comments so far and I really thank them for this. Comments is what motivates me …

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Selling domain names on GoDaddy is NOT easy!

I decided to start selling my domain names at GoDaddy. The experience has been far from smooth with several problems arising all the time. It seems that the smallest and most obvious things that a domain name selling platform should do are not possible with GoDaddy. Yes, simple things like viewing offers, replying to offers …

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Is this my best reply to domain spam?

Someone kept emailing me about a .xyz domain name he was trying to sell. I own the .com for several years and as you can imagine I wasn’t that interested in the .xyz. This was his email: “I hope you are well! I am following up with you regarding BeijingGolf.xyz. My asking price is $288. …

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