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The Q2 2017 closed with approximately 331.9 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains

Verisign released their Q2 Domain Name Industry Brief. The second quarter of 2017 closed with 331.9 million domains registered, up 1.3 million domains. Summary The second quarter of 2017 closed with approximately 331.9 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of approximately 1.3 million domain name registrations, or 0.4 percent over […]

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Domian Buisness : Lukewarm winds in the domain industry

Yesterday, I read a funny story by the Finnish founder of the Polkki Moose Foundation, Johannes Farts. The foundation is responsible for tracking Finland’s moose online via .fi domains. I believe he did a great job tallying the current mood of the domain industry this time of the year: “You might be retarded and still […]

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Domainer mom : Photo goes viral after she pets adorable cat

This domainer mom looks amazing today, and you won’t believe what happened, when her baby stopped crying, after she started petting an adorable, striped cat. Such a sweet, captivating story, on a busy Friday no less, that has nothing to do with domains and domain investing. Surprised? In fact, most domain-related press releases are uninspiring, […]

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Editorial : This post is not about NameJet

This story is not about NameJet, and won’t mention NameJet beyond this point. Sundays are great days for introspection, particularly by finger-pointing domainers with plenty of time on their hands. Popcorn-popping discussion threads often attract tinfoil hatters and kooks alike; whether there is a real fire or not, such events soon become eruptions of volcanic […]

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Simple question – Are you planning to still do business with NameJet

Obviously the biggest story in domaining this week was NameJet. There was some shady behavior uncovered, there were some that jumped to conclusions that may have proven to be premature or wrong. I tend to agree with Shane Cultra when he said the industry needs NameJet. Now some called for a blackballing of those dealing […]

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Domain violence – Burglar tries to force a domain transfer, shots ring out

Interesting article from The Gazette about an incident in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A burglar actually shot a man to get him to transfer a domain name to someone else, the burglar was also shot by the home owner. From the article: “(Hopkins) then forced Deyo to log on to his computer and tried to coerce […]

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