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WordPress recommends you get a .COM domain name

WordPress and Automattic, the parent company of WordPress and the new .blog extension, are recommending that you should get a .com domain name if both the .com and .blog domains are available. Automattic has setup a registrar at The registrar seems to be a Tucows reseller and at first glance seems a bit on […]

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Mike Robertson returns to Fabulous!

Mike Robertson is returning to Fabulous, the Australian domain name registrar, after nearly 7 years. Mike will be permanently joining the Fabulous team in mid/late October 2017 at which time more news about Fabulous may come out. The news came from an email Fabulous sent out to customers today: “As you may be aware, there […]

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Top 10 domain articles in August 2017: Namejet, Andrew Rosener, Uniregistry, Rick Schwartz, Mike Mann, DropCatch

These are the top domain name articles from August 2017. August was a good month for in terms of views, even better than July. Also more than 200 comments were made by readers. celebrated its 5 year anniversary in July:, a domain blog 5 years later… The most popular articles were about a Namejet […]

Read more that sold in a domain auction for $37,000 was never paid for

It seems that a few of the domains that were in the 3 .NYC auctions in the past year were not paid for. I got a tip that the highest selling domain name from the 3 auctions,, that sold for $37,000 was never paid for. So I did a little research and found that […]

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And the profit from selling 29 Million worth of domains in 2017 for Uniregistry has been???

Uniregistry Market announced today that it has sold 3617 domains totaling more than 29,000,000 USD in the first 8 months of 2017. In 2017 the average prices dropped marginally for the first time ever to $8,017 USD per domain down from $9,110 USD. But the number of transactions increased by more than 24% over the […]

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Rick Schwartz is buying AND dropping domain names all the time!

Rick Schwartz, the Domain King, is constantly buying but also dropping domain names all the time. He shared a list of his purchases and also tweeted today that he dropped 100 domains from 1997 saving him $8,000: “I dropped about 100 #Domains that I have had frm 1997 & don’t see it having value. $8000 […]

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Top 10 Trending Keywords in .com and .net in Q2 2017: coin, crypto, fidget spinner

Verisign released the top 10 trending keywords in .com and .net in Q2 2017. .COM .NET 1. coin coin 2. crypto fashion 3. jumbo tube 4. fidget crypto 5. spinner viral 6. smiles soccer 7. rates fidget 8. purchase football 9. dentists library 10. financing yesterday Verisign publishes a monthly report highlighting domain name registration […]

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Trouble in paradise? Uniregistry staff departures continue!

It seems that 2017 is a tough year for Uniregistry. Many people have left the company. It is not clear if these departures have been lay-offs or resignations. Or if this is normal for Uniregistry although a few people have said it is not. 2 comments left at my article about GoDaddy that has stopped […]

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Internet grows to 331.9 million domain name registrations in Q2 of 2017

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), today announced that approximately 1.3 million domain name registrations were added to the internet in the second quarter of 2017, bringing the total number of domain name registrations to approximately 331.9 million across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of June 30, 2017. The increase of approximately 1.3 million domain name registrations […]

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Rick Schwartz has bought about 200 domains in 2017

Rick Schwartz talked about his 2017 domain name purchases on Twitter. Rick Schwartz said: “So far in 2017 I invested in 49 #Domains Total of $44k. Average $895 per #domain. (Plus Hand Regs)” I asked Rick about his hand registrations and he told me he also hand registered about 150 domain names. So that is […]

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