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This ad sends people to Google instead of the advertiser’s website

Baillie Gifford makes a risky bet. It’s not every day that an ad asks people to go to Google rather than directly to the advertiser’s website. But that’s what Baillie Gifford investment managers does in a new ad campaign. The photo above is from the campaign in The Economist. You’ll notice the call-to-action in small […]

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Yes, Voice.com is the most expensive (publicly announced) domain ever sold

Some domain sales lists include domains that shouldn’t be on them. When MicroStrategy announced this week that it sold Voice.com for $30 million, I noted: “This is a record–by a large margin–for a public domain-only sale.” Some people took issue with this. What about CarInsurance.com? VacationRentals.com? Each of these has been reported as a domain […]

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DigitalTown let its domain names expire

Company drops new top level domains as it becomes a shell company. DigitalTown, Inc. filed its delayed 10-K yesterday. It covers the fiscal year ending February 28, 2019. The annual report discloses that the Company is no longer acquiring or renewing its domain name portfolio. It had $0 in renewal fees during the fiscal year, […]

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Gail.com, the Gmail “typo”

This domain name gets a ton of misdirected email. Yesterday, I wrote about the traffic and purchase inquiries that MarTech.com gets. It reminded me of another domain name that gets a lot of traffic and offers to purchase: Gail.com. That’s just one letter off from Gmail.com. And, according to the owners, it gets a ton […]

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May’s top stories: Intuit, Uber and RDNH

Here’s a look back at the stories that got the much pageviews on Domain Name Wire last month, as well as links to listen to the podcasts. 1. F**K Intuit, says Intuit – It’s been a difficult few months for Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU), maker of TurboTax. It has been criticized for lobbying the U.S. government […]

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.Com dominates North America. What about the ROW?

Country code domains are still the majority outside of North America. Take a look at the chart above. What do you notice? While .com dominates North America, it is secondary in ICANN’s other four regions. It’s easy to be United States-centric, but the reality of domain name demand is very different around the world. Afnic, […]

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What’s missing in this magazine ad?

Um, where do I go for more information? Take a look at this ad from the most recent issue of The Economist. What’s missing? Yep, no domain name. No way to find out more. It would be one thing if this company were a household brand, but most people haven’t heard of it. That’s why […]

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Google goes mobile-first on new domain names

Googlebot will index the mobile version on new sites. Registering a new domain name to launch a website? Make sure the content works well on mobile devices. Google announced today that any new sites/domain names it indexes will be on a mobile-first basis. This means its Googlebot will crawl a mobile version of the site […]

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