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.App domains are off to a strong start with brands

Over 2,000 .app domains have been registered during sunrise. If sunrise is any indication, Google’s .app domain name is going to shoot out of the gates. Sunrise began March 29 and there are already 2,225 names in the zone file. During sunrise, only trademark holders that have registered their marks with the Trademark Clearinghouse can […]

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“Breach” is the new necessary defensive domain registration

Hertz registers data breach domain names. More companies should do this. These days it seems like the question isn’t if a company will suffer a data breach or hack, it’s when. When a company suffers a breach it usually rushes to register domain names related to it. That’s what happened with the massive Equifax data […]

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Fortnite game trends in domain names

Lots of domain names related to the video game are registered in .com. Verisign has published its list of the top trending keywords in .com registrations for last month. Coming in at number 3 is Fortnite. Most of the domain names are related to Epic Games’ Fortnite video game. Here are the top ten trending […]

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My thoughts on ICANN’s budget crisis

ICANN should be a boring organization but it hired people who want to make a difference. I visited ICANN’s offices in California in 2008. That was well before ICANN’s finances ballooned. There were fewer than 100 employees back then. I’d characterize ICANN in 2008 as boring. It was a small organization that was just making […]

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March’s Top 5 Stories on DNW

Here’s what made waves in March. March was a busy month in the domain name industry with people heading to CloudFest in Germany and the ICANN meeeting in Puerto Rico. On DNW, top stories involved Scientology, expired domains and a couple of big domain name sales. These were the top stories on DNW last month: […]

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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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Domain thoughts: Purple.com, GoDaddy, fast transfer and GDPR

Here are some things I’m thinking about… I’m amused by some of the reactions to the $900,000 sale of Purple.com. A lot of people are saying that the seller should have held out for more. I suspect that, for most commenters, $900,000 would have a significant impact on their lives. They probably would have accepted […]

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Purple.com sold for $900,000

George Kirikos who sought retweets as currency for his research efforts, set up a series of clues on a domain that sold last year that would chart in the top 10 for 2017 domain sales. The details lie in the Edgar filings The domain is Purple.com, I was...
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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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Happy Birthday: Domain Name Wire Turns 13

It’s time to turn rebellious because Domain Name Wire has become a teenager. This site turns 13-years-old today. Both the domain name business and online publishing world have changed a lot over the past 13 years. I’d like to thank both my readers and sponsors for continuing to make this publication possible through all of […]

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