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Trending domain name keywords: corporation, studio, istanbul, beach, marijuana

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of October 2018 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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.Com and .net domains increase by 1.99 million in Q3 – Renewal rate was 75% in Q2

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported financial results for the third quarter of 2018. Verisign ended the third quarter with 151.7 million .com and .net domain name registrations in the domain name base, a 4.0 percent increase from the end of the third quarter of 2017, and a net increase of 1.99 million during the third […]

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Trending domain name keywords: asset, marijuana, organic, removal, florence

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of September 2018 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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STOP THE PRICE INCREASE OF .COM DOMAIN NAMES!

The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) has created a petition on Change.org to stop Verisign, the .com registry, from raising .COM pricing. Sometime before November 30, 2018, the price of .COM domains may go up when the NTIA’s Cooperative Agreement with Verisign expires! Demand that ICANN and the NTIA take action NOW to stop a potential […]

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Trending domain name keywords: fan, hotels, grid, grad, email, apps

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of August 2018 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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Growth rates in .com are increasing while .net is contracting

The CENTRstats Global TLD Report Q2/2018 has been published. The report covers the global status and registration trends in all top-level domains (legacy gTLDs, new gTLDs and ccTLDs), with additional focus on the European ccTLD market. Highlights from the report Global TLD market grew 2.0% YOY at the end of Q2 2018, taking total recorded […]

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Internet grows to 339.8 million domains in Q2 2018

Verisign released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the second quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 339.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs),  an increase of  approximately 6.0 million domain name registrations, or 1.8 percent, compared to the first quarter of 2018.1,2 Domain name registrations have grown […]

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Trending domain name keywords: force, space, explore, insurance

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of June 2018 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. There was 1 common keyword in the 2 lists: force. You can find the list from last month here. My experience shows that 700 or 800 (or even less) […]

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A look at .io domains through the lense of startups and the crypto market

Art Malkov takes a look at .io domains through the lense of startups and the crypto market: .Io history, who is using .io domains and why. After I spent years in the domain space, often through the lense of digital marketing, I started to get involved in exciting and promising blockchain and crypto space projects, […]

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Some very interesting domain name statistics

Afnic has published its 2017 study on the global domain name market, based on ICANN statistics, registry figures, specialized site information and internal research: At the end of 2017, the global domain name market represented some 342 million domain names, including 172 million legacy TLDs (.COM, .NET, .ORG, etc.), 24 million nTLDs created from 2014 […]

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