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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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.EU suspends over 11,000 abusive domain names

On 21 June 2018, EURid, the .EU registry, suspended 11,760 domain names that were registered with non-eligible registration data, of which some have been reported for abuse. With actions as such, .EU says that its focus is on the safety of online consumers. EURid work closely with law enforcement and our partners, both on a […]

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Donuts makes it easier to register .Travel domains

Donuts Inc. announced the re-launch of the .travel top-level domain (TLD), which it had acquired earlier this year. Donuts has simplified the registration process, making it much easier for registrars to offer the domain for sale, and easier for individuals and businesses to acquire a .travel domain name. In fact, .travel registrars now include GoDaddy, Encirca and Name.com. “GoDaddy is focused on […]

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Internet grows to 333.8m domains in Q1 2018 with no help from new gTLDs

Verisign released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the first quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 333.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs),  an increase of  approximately 1.4 million domain name registrations, or 0.4 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2017.1,2 Domain name registrations have grown […]

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Trending domain name keywords: sports, bet, apple, gambling, blockchain, hemp, escort

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

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