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New TLD data shows a precipitous decline, but there’s more to the story

A handful of top level domains account for major DUM losses. If you take a quick look at the nTLDStats‘ data, it might look like new top level domains are falling off a cliff. From October 2020 to May 2021, registered domains under management (DUM) have fallen nearly 30%, from 35 million to 25 million. […]

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.Me reports €453,500 premium domain sales in 13 months

.Me registry has sold 79 premium domains since offering them through the registrar channel last year. The registry for .me domain names announced that it sold €453,500 ($550,000) worth of premium domain names over the past 13 months when it started offering premium domains through the registrar channel. This is the net revenue to the […]

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Three takeaways from CentralNic’s annual report

Company provides data about domain arbitrage, domains under management, and how much it earns from Google. CentralNic (AIM: CNIC) published its annual report (pdf) with audited results today. The major numbers are all in line with unaudited numbers the company revealed last month. There are a few additional data points in the annual report that […]

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Sizing the domain name aftermarket

Please provide me with data to estimate the size of the domain name aftermarket. How big is the domain name aftermarket? How much dollar volume of domain names sell on the aftermarket each year? It’s a challenging question to answer, which is why estimates vary widely. It’s hard to come up with accurate numbers when […]

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Two podcasts to listen to this week

Hear from two people in the domain industry on The Side Hustle Show. Once you’re done listening to this week’s Domain Name Wire Podcast, I recommend downloading two recent The Side Hustle Show episodes. In episode #437, Nick Loper interviews domain investor Mark Levine. Mark discusses his results from last year and his philosophy about […]

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Breaking: GoDaddy to acquire MMX, .Club, .Design

GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) has acquired 28 new top level domains from MMX, as well as the .Club and .Design top level domains. The company is paying $120 million for the MMX strings. MMX, a publicly-traded new top level domain company had a market cap of $40 million. The MMX transaction will require shareholder approval and […]

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March’s Top 5: GoDaddy, France.com and more

A look at the top five stories on Domain Name Wire last month. These were the top stories on Domain Name Wire last month, ranked by pageviews: 1. GoDaddy to remove locks on Brent Oxley’s domains, changes policy – The registrar changed its policy for locking domains that are subject to a legal dispute after […]

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ICA hopes for in-person meetup this year

Get vaccinated. Get together! I’m hopeful that in-person domain name industry events can reconvene sometime this year. Internet Commerce Association, a trade group for domain name owners, is trying to make one happen. The organization sent a survey to its members today asking if they’d consider attending an in-person meetup this year. It’s targeting September […]

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