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June 21, 2018 10:26

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Mike Mann: “Every day there is at least one domain being deleted that is worth a million dollars.”

Mike Mann wtote on social media: “Every day there is at least one domain being deleted that is worth a million dollars. Not easy to find and get it first.” Andrew Rosener replied on twitter: “I would say 1 in every 10 days at best. $100k name very day yes. Unless you put an infinite […]

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Donuts announces acquisition of .Fan new domain name extension

Donuts Inc. today announced it has re-acquired the .fan top-level domain (TLD), making it the 241st TLD in Donuts’ portfolio. .fan names are anticipated to be generally available in mid-September. “We are excited to add .fan to our portfolio,” said John Pollard, executive vice president and general manager of the Donuts registry. “Fans literally wear their allegiances […]

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“Brandable” Names vs. Keyword Domains (video)

.CLUB CMO Jeff Sass gave a keynote speech at NamesCon Europe 2018. “Fake words in names can be like Fake News – they can lead you to something other than the desired result. So-called “brandable” domains – often words that are made up or misspelled – rarely pass the “radio test” and can be costly […]

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More details about Undeveloped’s blockchain: Domain Automation Network (DAN)

In the past months, Undeveloped had many conversations with other industry players, but no real commitments have been made by other parties to actually make DAN an industry powered Domain Automation Network. Undeveloped has decided not to launch their own cryptocurrency, called the Web coin. Later down the road they still might introduce the Web […]

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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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ICANN appeals the GDPR German court decision and continues going after Tucows

ICANN continues being idiots by still going against Tucows for no reason other to not do anything about GDPR and blame it all on German courts. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today appealed a decision by the Regional Court in Bonn, Germany not to issue an injunction in proceedings that ICANN […]

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Colin Campbell: How to start, scale, exit and repeat a company (video)

Colin Campbell, CEO of .CLUB, talked at the 2018 Global Digital Summit (GDS). He discussed what the 4 key components are on how to start, scale, exit and repeat a company. GDS 2018 was held in Xiamen, known as “Sea Garden City,” from 1st June to 2nd June 2018. During GDS 2018, industry leaders gathered […]

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Intercap Holdings Inc. acquires the .inc new domain name extension

Intercap Holdings Inc. announced the acquisition of the new domain name extension, following ICANN’s consent to the change of control. As the first domain ending in the Intercap Holdings portfolio, .inc is being brought to market this fall with no reserved names, no premium names, or any registration requirements. The price of registration of .inc […]

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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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Denmark continues to publish domain name WHOIS records

Everybody is complaining about the Personal Data Regulation (GDPR), where in some cases all personal contact information in WHOIS databases has become hidden. This however will not be the case for Danish domain names (the .dk ccTLD). Jakob Bring Truelsen, CEO of DIFO (the Danish Internet Forum), explained that .dk domains are still accessible in […]

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