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NameSummit NYC moves to November, offers early bird pricing starting today

I was disappointed that I couldn’t make it to NameSummit last year, and after talking to people who attended, it was clear that I had missed out on a pretty special event. This year I was also going to miss it again since it took place in the middle of an existing work trip. So […]

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first quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 333.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains

Verisign released their Q1 2018 Domain Name Industry Brief Of note was the decrease in new gtld registrations, they actually showed a decrease of 400,000 names. Some statistics from the report: 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 […]

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Tough Domain Launches Intelligent Domain Marketplace to Buy and Sell Domains

ToughDomains.com currently offers domain tools such as for sale landing pages to help domain investors sell their domain names. We have recently launched a new domain marketplace. A marketplace to help domain Investors sell more, a marketplace to help Startups find the right name for their latest project. They can now find premium domains for […]

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Transfer problems out of Pheenix

Customers of Pheenix.com received the following notice the beginning of May, EnCirca (www.encirca.com) was selected by ICANN to manage the bulk transfer of domain names from 49 Pheenix-related registrars recently terminated by ICANN. EnCirca was founded in 2001 and is based outside of Boston, Massachusetts USA. Here is what to expect as we transfer over […]

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If you have been a domainer for a decade or more…

If you have been investing in domain names for a decade or more, what is your opinion of the domain business now compared to when you were a year in? Do you think the business is better or worse now? Are you more excited about the future of domaining now then when you started out? […]

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Have you dropped all your domains?

So a year ago Rick Schwartz tweeted out that 90% of all domain investors should start over. 90% of every domainer should drop ALL their #Domains and start again! They are so far off the path that it is sad to see. #gtld#Startups — Rick Schwartz (@DomainKing) May 16, 2017 The thread here got a […]

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the Liquid Domain Market Exchange is coming

Giuseppe Graziano from GGRG.com sent out a message in his latest newsletter about a new offering. LXME – Liquid Domain Market Exchange. He writes: Last March, I had some time to reflect about why I started GGRG.com in the first place, and to me, since the beginning, I always had this dream of making the domain […]

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Enom pricing increase has some customers pissed off

I was reading a post at Namepros and then Mike forwarded me an email with a similar sentiment. Enom is going to be moving people down a tier and some are pretty pissed off. Namepros member WebInceptions posted: I’ve been with eNom through thick and thin from nearly their beginning, and have spend well over […]

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Domain investors are scum

Even in 2018 the concept that good domains cost good money is foreign to many in business. I remember a friend bringing me to a meeting at his startup back in 2015, it was a name brainstorming session. The CEO kept saying “Oh one of those pigs has our first and second choice.” I turned […]

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Does GoDaddy have too much power?

It seems more and more domain owners are rebelling against the GoDaddy monopoly. Huge Domains also appears to be in the crosshairs of more angry domainers. Over the last week three threads on Namepros have popped up that deal with different levels of disdain, and in one thread it has been suggested to give your […]

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