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October 14, 2019 11:11

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New data released shows that most newly registered .TO domain names pose danger to users

A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article about a study that Unit 42 did on newly registered domains. Yesterday I stumbled on another article about two more studies, also talking about newly registered domains, and like the title of the post says – with similar findings. According to 2 reports separately from Farsight […]

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Let me be crystal clear, as a domain investor I focus on .COM, not planning on changing my tune any time soon

For some reason, whenever I write a post about any extension except for .COM some readers get confused and think I’m suddenly suggesting that people should invest in other TLDs. I don’t know how many times I’ve repeated it on my blog but I may as well do it once again so it’s crystal clear. […]

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One-word .CO domains are hotter than ever with startups

No matter where in the world I go, I see a startup branding on a one-word .CO domain name. In July I was in Denmark and one of the top scooter companies there, Wind was branding on Wind.co. Then, I get back to SF and I’m walking to the office, and there it is again, […]

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Will the launch of .DEV impact the value of .IO domain names?

Well it’s official, .DEV is here, and since the new registry is being run by Google, it’s safe to say there’s a nice marketing budget behind it. I personally think .DEV is a pretty solid extension for developers or anything dev-related and being three characters it’s short and very easy to remember. Before I go […]

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Why I’m so excited about Rick’s Asheville Domainer Meetup

I went to book my hotel room for Rick Schwartz’s Domainer MeetUp in Asheville this summer and got an error. It turns out I’m not the only one because he actually sold out his first block of hotel rooms in the first 24-hours that they became available. Luckily another 45 rooms will come online soon […]

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Leaked! Private ICANN chat accidentally posted in public channel

Well this is an interesting one. Yesterday George Kirikos, shared an interesting Twitter Moment of a conversation on a public ICANN message board with a private chat that seems to have accidentally been broadcast publicly. As you can see from the above screenshot, Berry Cobb from ICANN was apparently trying to send a private message […]

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Domain Pricing Game Launches and slams Domainers in the process

This morning I read an article on Boing Boing about a weirdly addictive new online game called The Domain Pricing Game. Essentially, the creator made a game where two domains are displayed and you have to pick which one is worth more than the other. I’m not quite sure where the pricing data comes from […]

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Monday Morning Walks with Morgan – Episode 5

Hello, happy Monday, and welcome to Monday Morning Walks with Morgan. This episode is brought to you from snowy Lake Tahoe California. I did my best to keep the video this week short and sweet both because you asked for short videos…and it’s cold and I forgot to bring gloves and a hat out with […]

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What not to do when you’re making an offer on a domain name

Every once and a while a potential buyer does something that’s a bit of a head scratcher. At the end of the day things like this don’t bug me too much, but I do think it’s annoying and a waste of my time and theirs. I know there are a lot of startup founders and […]

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Verisign just called Domain Investing a “questionable practice” – I want to fly to Virginia to understand why the sudden change in positioning

I was absolutely blown away when I read the following quote on Domain Name Wire yesterday, the source was a blog post by Verisign themselves, in it they say: “Flipping domain names or warehousing them to create scarcity adds nothing to the industry and merely allows those engaged in this questionable practice to enrich themselves at the expense […]

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