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Domain Investing News Highlights for the week of November 11th 2019

Hello, happy Friday and welcome to my weekly Domain Investing news roundup. This week I decided to change the wording a bit on the title and change it to “Highlights” since I try to find stories that I think are the highlights of the week. But who the heck care what I call it so […]

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Interview with the one and only DoseBuy, a new Domainer who isn’t afraid to speak his mind

There been a new addition to the Domaining world this year that has caught my eye and many others, his name is Johan Jönsson but you might know him as @dosebuy on Twitter. If you’ve followed Johan on Twitter then you know he isn’t afraid to speak his mind and he’s been particularly vocal about […]

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The most recent DNW Podcast with Richard and James is a must-listen

I’m a big fan of the Domain Name Wire Podcast, it’s part of my regular podcast regimen, which consists of only three podcasts so it’s on a very short list. Andrew just recorded his 260th episode and it is one of the best I’ve ever heard so I thought I’d let all of you know, […]

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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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