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Which top level domains are truly popular, part two

Which domains get used the most? Last week I wrote about DataProvider.com’s analysis of new top level domains and which ones are popular. As I mentioned in that post, there are lots of ways to measure new TLD popularity and none of them are perfect. But I think we can all agree that looking at […]

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Which top level domains are truly popular?

A new analysis shows that you have to dig deep to remove the noise in new TLD stats. The new top level domain leaderboards are junk. All it takes to get onto leaderboards that measure total domains in the zone is to sell your domains cheaply. Some companies have dug into actual usage, but this […]

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Radix reports (another) strong half for premium domain sales

Premium sales continued momentum in first half of 2022. Top level domain registry Radix has revealed its premium sales data for the first half of 2022, and it’s up and to the right. The company estimates that registrars pulled in $3.82 million from selling its premium inventory in the six months ending June 2022. It’s […]

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Identity Digital and TLD marketing – DNW Podcast #394

Why a domain company changed its name and is launching a big campaign this week. Donuts announced that it rebranded to Identity Digital last week. On today’s show, Identity Digital CMO Mina Neuberg and Sr. Director of Brand and Marketing Communications Kimberly Michener come on the show to discuss why it rebranded and a big […]

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Can registries reclassify your domain as premium before renewal?

A reader asks about registries moving domains into premium pricing. Domain Name Wire reader Collin Love reached out to me recently with a question about premium domains in new top level domains. Premium domains are those priced higher by the registry. Most premium domains come with a higher initial registration fee and higher renewals. Collin […]

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GoDaddy acquires two TLDs, PIR completes acquisition of 3 Donuts domains

Five top level domains change hands. ICANN has published five registry agreement assignments. First, GoDaddy Registry has acquired .study and .courses from Open Universities Australia Pty Ltd. Each domain has about 3,000-4,000 names in the zone. The names are currently marketed for around $20-$30 per year. GoDaddy Registry already provided the backend registry services for […]

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What’s going on with new TLDs? – DNW Podcast #389

Digging into recent new TLD data and marketing efforts. New top level domains seem to have some wind in their sails after a decade on the market. Radix, for example, saw revenue grow 35% last year compared to 2020. Today, I chat with Radix’s Senior Director of Channel Partnerships, Neha Naik. She talks about what’s […]

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Radix posts $38 million revenue in 2021

Revenue jumps 35% year over year. Privately held top level domain name company Radix reported some of its financials today. The company grossed over $38 million in revenue in 2021, up 35% from 2020. That number is net of all discounts and rebates. Radix’s net profit was up 60% during this period. Most of the […]

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MMX offers 26% premium in latest tender offer, plans to delist

Company that sold its assets to GoDaddy is returning cash to shareholders and winding down its operations. MMX (AIM: MMX), aka Minds + Machines, is offering its remaining shareholders 10.4 pence per share to surrender their equity in the company. The top level domain name company sold its domain names to GoDaddy last year and […]

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Non-.com sales – 2021 top stories

Domains ending in something other than .com sold briskly in 2021. .Com is king. It’s a fair statement. .Com is the largest namespace with nearly 160 million registrations. .Com dominates the domain aftermarket, too. But for domain investors who dis non-.com domains as an investment, 2021 seemed like a wake-up call. The best example comes […]

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