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Company Using Hand Registered Domain in 2015 Which Dropped in 2012; Raises $6.5 Million

I just got finished reading a post in Venturebeat.com about a company named Reply All, which just raised $6.5 million dollars and whose website is ReplyAll.com The domain name has an original registration date in 2008 but was deleted for non-payment of renewal fees on March 27, 2012 by a former registrant. The domain sat […]

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Exclusive: Rick Schwartz Thinks Use of Domains In The Super Bowl Over Hashtags Is A Game Changer For The Domain Industry

Legendary Domain investor Rick Schwartz a/k/as the Domain King, wrote to me about the post we published about earlier this week from MarketingLand.com, that Domain Names appeared in substantially more television commercials  that aired during the Super Bowl than Hashtags and Facebook Pages. He thinks it’s a game changer, a reset in the importance of […]

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The Trademark ClearingHouse Worked So Well One Company Got 24 new gTLD using The Famous Trademark “The”

The Trademark ClearingHouse (TMCH) which was set up/ contracted by ICANN to protect those famous worldwide brand names from abuse by those nasty domain name squatters resulted in a whole new industry. Those playing the TMCH for their own benefit to get first jump at new gTLD domain names to get registered in Sunrise ahead […]

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No Good Domain Blogs? I Predicted It Back in 2011

Today Domainingtips.com posted a blog about the “The State of Domaining Blogs in 2017 ” and concluded with a “there is no  good answer” However we predicted this would happen in 2011: “Blogging is a tough deal. Since I started blogging, Frank Schilling stopped, Sahar stopped and most recently Rick Schwartz announced he was basically […]

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Poll Results: Less Than 20% Correctly Guessed How Many .Com Registrations There Would Be On 1/1/17

A year ago on January 1, 2016 we started a poll asking the question is how many .Com will be registered by next year, 1/1/17? On January 1, 2006 according to Verisign there were 123,963,640 .Com domain names in the Domain Base. As of today January 1, 2017 there are 126,930,421 .Com domain names. As […]

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.US Wants to Sell 1 & 2 Character Domains & Allow Privacy on All .US Registrations

On Thursday, December 15th The .US Registry opened two issues up for  requests for public comment. All comment should be emailed to stakeholdercouncil@neustar.us The first issue relates to the potential release of 1 and 2 character .US domains. The second relates to the potential allowance of .US registrants to utilize privacy protection services. The comment […]

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Neustar Owner/Operator of .Co; .US & .Biz Acquired For $33.50 A Share

Neustar, Inc. (NSR),  today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital in a transaction valued at approximately $2.9 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, which was unanimously approved by Neustar’s Board of Directors, Neustar’s shareholders will receive $33.50 per […]

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