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The .ART Premium Name Model: Four Months In

[Editor’s note: I have been critical of both the number of .art domain names with premium prices and the number of tiers. In this article, Kurt Pritz, Member of the Strategic Planning Board and Operations team member for .art, provides an update on how the strategy is working. There are currently about 15,000 .art domain […]

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A look at .Art after one week

Here are some interesting observations about the .art top level domain. The .art top level domain name launched in general availability a week ago on Wednesday. I downloaded the zone file today to get a better understanding of how it’s doing and what types of domains are being registered. The backdrop to this is that […]

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.Art Gets 3K Domain Registrations on 1st Day of General Availability

According to the .Art registry during the first 24 hours of general availability which started yesterday, over 3,000 .Art domain names were purchased/registered. Of those about 95% were “standard” domains  e.g., personal names of people and organizations, while the rest belonged to the .ART inventory of word and word combinations. While the personal names are mostly sold at […]

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.Art’s 3.5 million premium domains…you won’t find them on GoDaddy

Crazy premium name strategy is too much for most consumers…and GoDaddy. I first wrote about .Art’s premium name strategy, which includes 3.5 million premium domain names, a couple weeks ago. As I wrote then, I’m scratching my head about this strategy. Yesterday, .Art launched in general availability. According to nTLDStats, 1,636 .art domains were added […]

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.Art will have 3.5 million premium domain names

Good luck finding a new .art domain at “regular” registration prices. This headline is not a typo. The .art domain name, which will enter general availability on May 10, will have a staggering 3.5 million domain names that will be available for registration at prices higher than standard. Standard retail prices should be about $15-$20. […]

Read more .Art domain name launch shuts down over technical difficulties

Registry blames overwhelming demand and searches for .art domains. [Update: .Art’s registration process is now back up as of about 2 PM ET Friday.] The .Art domain name was supposed to launch a qualified launch phase earlier this week, but it has been shut down for technical reasons. This phase of .art’s launch is for […]

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CentralNic grabs another client from Verisign

.Art switches backend providers. CentralNic Group plc (AIM:CNIC) announced today that it will be the backend registry services provider for the .art top level domain name. .Art operator UK Creative Ideas Limited originally selected Verisign as its backend provider. This isn’t the first time Verisign has lost a top level domain contract to CentralNic. XYZ […]

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Verisign loses .art contract to CentralNic

CentralNic has been awarded the back-end contract for the forthcoming .art gTLD, usurping Verisign from the role. UK Creative Ideas, which bought .art at a private auction for an undisclosed sum a year ago, appointed the company its “exclusive registry service provider”, CentralNic said. UKCI’s original .art application named Verisign as its back-end, and this […]

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How to Create a Name for Your Business; Goodnight, Sweet Print?

‘Marketers Are Getting Their “Click” Money Stolen,’ Warns ANA Chief; Hoping to Avoid Burnout, Some Startups Turn to Pot;  Got (.Gifts)? ‘Marketers Are Getting Their Money Stolen,’ Warns ANA Chief; Record-Breaking $57.3 Million Basquiat Leads Christie’s $318 Million Contemporary Sale; After $749M Miami Deal, SBE will own 20 hotels for a total of more than […]

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Panama Papers expose art world’s offshore secrets; NEW Google Adwords: A Crash Course; Medication went from $400/month to $40,000/month

It’s Summer Intern Season–Pay Up; Omnicom Launches New Media Agency, Hearts & Science; The Panama Papers Reveal all Our Worst Fears of the 1 Percent Are True; What Silicon Valley taught me about collaboration and time management; Revl Arc – The World’s Smartest Action Camera; Astound Commerce buys The E-Tailing Group; he One Big Reason […]

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