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Three companies using new TLDs – DNW Podcast #190

Why these three people chose new top level domain names. How do people learn about new top level domain names? Why do they decide to register them rather than go with a .com? What are their experiences using the domains? On today’s show, we talk with three people who registered new TLDs: Kristi Kohut, an […]

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Sandeep Ramchandani, CEO of Radix – DNW Podcast #183

Radix CEO explains the company’s strategy. This week we talk about new top level domain names with Sandeep Ramchandani, CEO of Radix. Radix is a portfolio new TLD company that focuses on generic extensions such as .online and .site. Sandeep reveals the company’s results so far, talks about how to value a top level namespace, […]

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Why Mike Kugler spent $500k on Vacation.Rentals – DNW Podcast #181

Mike Kugler’s company VacaRent paid a record amount for a new TLD. Find out why. Mike Kugler is CEO of VacaRent, a company that just paid a record price for a domain under a new top level domain: $500,300 for vacation.rentals. On today’s show, Kugler gives the interesting story about how he negotiated for the […]

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Two new top level domains over the weekend

I saw a couple of new TLDs in the wild on Saturday. This weekend my wife and I drove to Fredericksburg, Texas to enjoy some wine and celebrate our wedding anniversary. On the way there I saw two new top level domain names. The first was on a car as we left Austin: The domain […]

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Radix data show why registrars and registries love the premium model

High renewal rates and revenues for premium domains. On this week’s podcast I spoke with Tobias Sattler, the CIO of domain name registrar United Domains. He talked about the technical struggles of selling premium domains in new top level domain names. Despite all of these struggles, he said offering premium domains was well worth it. […]

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3 more dot-brand top level domains to be cut

Companies decide against operating dot-brand top level domains. Two more companies have requested to cancel their registry contracts with ICANN after abandoning plans to operate their dot-brand top level domain names. Sony Mobile Communications AB has decided to abandon .xperia. Xperia is a line of mobile phones. The company is still releasing phones under this […]

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Donuts (finally) wins .Charity dispute, clearing path to .charity domain names

Panel denies community objection against Donuts’ .charity top level domain name application. New top level domain name company Donuts is officially back in the running for the right to run the .charity top level domain name, clearing the way to finalize an operator for the string. If you have an excellent memory, you might recall […]

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Radix to generate $12 million revenue in 2017

New TLD company discloses some financial results. New top level domain name company Radix announced today that it will generate $12 million or more in revenue in 2017. The company has $11.7 million in revenue up until the end of November. According to a release, more than 50% of the revenue is from non-premium domain […]

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Amazon.com launches .Bot domain names on Tuesday

Bot it won’t be easy to register them. Amazon.com is making .bot domain names available to the public on Tuesday starting at 6 a.m. The company has been testing different business models for its new top level domain names and this domain is no exception. Registration of the domain names will be severely restricted. The […]

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