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ICANN publishes .com price hike report

Staff justification report echoes its previous comments, as well as Verisign’s. ICANN has published a review of comments submitted about its proposed contract amendment with Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for .com. The most controversial aspect of the amendment is allowing Verisign to increase the price of .com domains by 7% per year in the last four […]

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Change Is Hard

I haven’t made a blog posting in over 2 years because I haven’t really had anything interesting to write about. Or at least nothing I could show people, until now. A few weeks ago, I launched a new site, which is the culmination of many of ...
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China has 21 of top 50 global sites based on Alexa Rank

China has a large share of the most-trafficked sites on the web. Alexa.com gives you a big picture of the most popular websites in the world. If you go to the Alexa.com/topsites page, you’ll get the top 50 sites — or the top 500 for paid membership. Below is the top 50 list with domains […]

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How this Japanese domain became a Chinese domain

This Japanese singer’s nickname has a different meaning in China. My interest in Yuming went back to the days when I was working in Tokyo. Life was stressful at times but Yuming took me to a different world. Yuming (ユーミン) is actually a nickname. It belongs to the singer-songwriter Yumi Matsutoya who has been popular […]

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Oracle registers hundreds of COVID-19 domain names

Company goes crazy with coronavirus domain names. Computer technology company Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) has been on a spending spree the past few days, snapping up hundreds of domain names related to COVID-19. I count about 400 or more domain names registered on March 19 and March 20. The domain names include dozens of typos of […]

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Domain investors mobilize on twitter to help those in need

Using hashtag #domainassist, community rallies to help people in these difficult times. There are a lot of people in need right now. They’ve lost their jobs and need money to pay rent or buy groceries. Many people are more fortunate than others and you can help in many ways. If you are able to assist […]

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Single letter domains in China

Here’s who owns single letter .Cn domain names. Corporate China loves short domains. Over the years I have seen many Chinese companies upgrade to short domains such as JD.com, Le.com, VIP.com, and DJI.com. How about single letter domains? Even though Chinese companies prefer .com, none own a single letter .com because most of these domains […]

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Are domains containing “4” really bad?

The number four has a bad connotation, but also some others. I regularly post messages on LinkedIn to share what I see in the Chinese domain market. A few days ago, I wrote about several 4 character domains, including 44QP.com, with 5-figure asking prices. That post started a lively discussion. One reader wrote “Isn’t 4 […]

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5 ways to help small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic

They’re hurting. Here are ways you can help. A lot of small businesses operate on thin margins. Like people that live paycheck-to-paycheck, these businesses live month-to-month. They can’t survive for a couple of months if their revenue goes to zero. Retail businesses still have to pay the rent. And, since these businesses support their employees, […]

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