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2017 new domain research & tactics (video)

A new video came out presented by the SEMPO Education Committee called “2017 New Domain Research & Tactics”. SEMPO is a nonprofit trade organization serving the search and digital marketing industry and marketing professionals engaged in it. This month’s hangout follows the release of a recent study by The Domain Name Association, focused on the topic …

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Another reputation disaster: .XYZ takes back tens of NNN.xyz domain names

This is getting ridiculous from all aspects. I can’t even keep up with all the ridiculousness. Just after .XYZ launched this ridiculous promotion offering 1.111 billion numeric .xyz domain names at under a buck, a few people found tens of NNN.xyz domains available to register and of course went ahead and registered them. Isn’t this …

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ICANN finds no conflict of interest in .sport decision

ICANN has rejected claims that the .sport gTLD contention set was settled by an arbitrator who had undisclosed conflicts of interest with the winning applicant. Its Board Governance Committee last week decided that Community Objection arbitrator Guido Tawil had no duty to disclose his law firm’s ties to major sports broadcasters when he effectively eliminated […]
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.CLUB at Domaining Europe 2017 – Jeff Sass and Tanya Loh (video)

At the 2017 Domaining Europe conference in Berlin, Germany .CLUB’s CMO Jeff Sass presented an introduction to the recently launched .CLUB broker program, and 60-month easy payments on premium names at www.Get.Club. In addition, Jeff introduces a very active new domain investor, Tanya Loh of Futures.ForSale. In less than 120 days, Tanya has built a …

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Tucows stops support for 9 Uniregistry New gTLDs

This is another hit to the Uniregistry New gTLD extensions. Tucows/OpenSRS will stop offering 9 of the Uniregistry extensions on September 8th, 2017 because of price increases. Registrants will not be able to register or renew these 9 extensions after September 8. But they can renew them now for up to 10 years. OpenSRS is suggesting …

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After price hike, now Tucows drops support for Uniregistry TLDs

Tucows is to drop OpenSRS support for nine Uniregistry gTLDs after the registry announced severe price increases. The registrar told OpenSRS resellers that it will no longer support .audio, .juegos, .diet, .hiphop, .flowers, .guitars, .hosting, .property and .blackfriday from September 8, the date the increases kick in. It’s the second major registrar, after GoDaddy, to […]
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Country names to finally be released in new gTLDs

It looks like hundreds of domain names matching the names of countries are to finally get released from ICANN limbo. The ICANN board last week passed a resolution calling for the organization to clear a backlog of over 60 registry requests to start selling or using country and territory names in their gTLDs. Some of […]
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Just dropped 198 New gTLD domains and saved $45,000

Just saved about $45,000 of future renewals by dropping 200+ domains, including 198 New gTLDs. This is the review of my domain name renewals and drops in the months of March and April 2017. I had about 1,568 domains in many different extensions expiring in the months March and April. These are busier months than …

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Richemont kills off two more dot-brands

Luxury goods maker Richemont has decided to ditch two more of its dot-brand gTLDs. The company has asked ICANN to terminate its registry contracts for .chloe and .montblanc, according to documents published by ICANN late last week. Chloe is a fashion brand; Mont Blanc sells pens, jewelery and such. No reason was given for either […]
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