NamesCon India going to Mumbai on May 19th, 2017

On May 19, 2017, NamesCon India is going to Mumbai — the largest city in India and the cultural home along the Ganges River to the third largest economy in the world. NamesCon India is pleased to join WHD.india at the Grand Hyatt Mumbai in 2017. NamesCon India will be a jam-packed day with three …

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Things I learned from my 9 years as a “domain blogger”

When I started Acro.net as a domainer’s blog in 2008, little did I know it’d continue for this long. Producing creative content predates my early domain blogger days by almost two decades, as a journalist for computer and subsequently Internet industry publications. Blogging, however, is an entirely different beast, that requires some other type of […]
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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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Rightside’s 2016 results: total domains are up while the renewal rate drops

Rightside Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq:NAME), announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016. “In the fourth quarter, we executed on our strategy to deliver revenue growth in our higher margin businesses – focusing on our new gTLD registry business and our retail registrar, Name.com, while optimizing for margin expansion,” said …

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New gTLD weekly domain name sales report (2 domains sell for $20k+ each)

This is the weekly New gTLD domain name sales report courtesy of Sold.Domains. 2 domains sold for $20k+ each: op.media and act.today. You can read all about the sale of op.media and read all the interesting comments here. The extended NamesCon and Namejet auction ended 2 weeks ago selling a lot of New gTLDs. Highest …

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Domain investments : Hold long, for maximum ROI

My most recent five figure domain sale started as an acquisition on DNForum, around this time in 2005. The domain was part of a fire sale by the late investor, Igal Lichtman, whose “Mrs. Jello LLC” sales threads were legendary. I spent $1,000 buying two LLL .net domains, and a two word .com. Igal’s words […]
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Internet grows to 329.3 million domain names in Q4 of 2016

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), announced that approximately 2.3 million domain name registrations were added to the internet in the fourth quarter of 2016, bringing the total number of domain name registrations to approximately 329.3 million across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of Dec. 31, 2016.1,2 The increase of approximately 2.3 million domain name registrations globally …

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Results of the fashion .nyc domain name auction: Fashion.nyc $37k, Shop.nyc $33.5k

The fashion .NYC premium domain auctions ended today at Snapnames and 23 of the 24 domains sold. Fashion.nyc and Shop.nyc were the top sellers. The 21 domains sold for a total of $90,938. The average price of the sold domains was $3,954 while the median price was just $525. 11 of the 23 domains were …

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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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What is happening with the @dotnyc twitter account and today’s .nyc domain auctions?

Sometimes I am just amazed at how some companies do digital marketing. This is one of these days. The 2nd premium .nyc domain auction ends today and little effort has been given to promote the auction. The change of venue from Namejet to Snapnames was not helpful either. But what the official .nyc twitter account @dotnyc …

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