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Trending domain name keywords: text, glasses, insurance, wedding

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of July 2019 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. You can find the list from last month here. There is no common keyword in the .com and .net lists. My experience shows that 700 or 800 (or even […]

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.Org 2018 registry report

Public Interest Registry (PIR), the .org registry, today released its 2018 Annual Report. So while PIR continues with this PR crap below we don’t forget that ICANN removed all price-caps from .org domains and the .org yearly price can skyrocket at any moment. Yes, ICANN screwed us all. “The report highlights several organizational accomplishments from […]

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Trending domain name keywords: Libra, Psychedelic, Snafu, Casino, Bet

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of June 2019 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. You can find the list from last month here. My experience shows that 700 or 800 (or even less) domain registrations are enough to bring a keyword into the […]

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ICANN renewed the .ORG Registry Agreement with no price caps

ICANN renewed the .ORG Registry Agreement with no price caps while the .org registry operator with the funnier name (PIR) Public Interest Registry issued the statement below. Name is funny because the only thing that the registry is interested in is their own pockets and not the “Public Interest”. PIR has no specific plans for […]

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Trending domain name keywords: coupons, mushroom, shroom, abuse, apple

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of May 2019 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. You can find the list from last month here. My experience shows that 700 or 800 (or even less) domain registrations are enough to bring a keyword into the […]

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Second level .au domain names are coming this year

Second level .au domain names – such as forexample.au –  will soon be available in the .au country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) after the auDA board adopted the proposed Implementation Rules for the .au Namespace at their meeting on 20 May 2019. Second level names will be a new option for .au registrants, complementing […]

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Internet grows to 351.8 million domain names in Q1 of 2019

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) announced that the first quarter of 2019 closed with 351.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 3.1 million domain name registrations, or 0.9 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2018.1,2 Domain name registrations have grown by 18.0 million, or 5.4 percent, year over year.1,2 The […]

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UK registrars angry with Nominet

More than 15 UK registrars are angry with Nominet’s proposed .uk right of registration (ROR) release process planned for 1st July – 5th July 2019. Over 3 million remaining .uk rights are set to be released over the coming few weeks and so far and the registrars think the whole process is unfair. The registrars […]

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Do you want more funding for your startup? Get a .com domain name!

People are looking for real numbers regarding domain names so here they are! This is proof based on real business numbers. Do you want more funding for your startup? Get a .com domain name! Simple as that! John Matson and CENTR did an analysis based on data from www.crunchbase.com: ccTLD Choice for Startup Businesses: 2018 […]

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Verisign .com monopoly reports an operating margin of 65.4%

The Verisign .com monopoly reported a huge operating margin that was 65.4 percent for the first quarter of 2019. Instead of being grateful for this gift that it is being given they are asking for .com price increases. It is time that the .com contract is put up for grabs for a more competitive price. The […]

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